2014

Bob Evans Reports Fiscal 2013 Full-Year And Fourth-Quarter Results; Provides FY 2014 Outlook

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  

Bob Evans Restaurants achieves positive 4Q 2013 same-store sales of 0.5%; reports positive same-store sales of 1.0% for fiscal year 2013 

BEF Foods' 4Q 2013 net sales increase 26.1%, volume up 21.4%; reports fiscal year 2013 net sales increase 10.8%, volume up 14.6% 

Company announces reported 4Q 2013 earnings per diluted share of $0.97 and fiscal 2013 loss per diluted share of $0.10; non-GAAP EPS was $0.71 for the quarter, and $2.39 for the full year

Company sets fiscal year 2014 non-GAAP EPS guidance at $2.60 to $2.67; reaffirms long-term annual non-GAAP earnings growth guidance of 8-12 percent and 5-year non-GAAP operating margin improvement of 300 to 350 basis points

Bob Evans Restaurants to complete Farm Fresh Refresh remodel program with 233 remaining restaurants by the end of fiscal 2014; same-store sales at remodeled restaurants continue to outperform non-remodeled restaurants

Continued strong free cash flow generation and borrowings enabled return of $93 million to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases during fiscal 2013, while investing approximately $125 million in fixed asset and $52 million for the Kettle Creations acquisition

Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOBE) today announced its financial results for the fiscal 2013 fourth quarter and full year ended Friday, April 26, 2013.

Fiscal 2013 commentary
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Steve Davis said, "Results at Bob Evans Farms, Inc. for fiscal year 2013 reflect continued successful execution against our three strategic pillars:  transformation of our core businesses to enable expansion; investment in high return on capital growth opportunities; and disciplined capital allocation to drive shareholder value.  

"We believe the acceleration of the Farm Fresh Refresh remodeling program at Bob Evans Restaurants; the Kettle Creations acquisition and ongoing plant network optimization at BEF Foods; and the divestiture of the Mimi's Cafe restaurant chain have transformed our Company with a significantly upgraded asset base and margin structure capable of driving profitable revenue growth in fiscal 2014 and beyond.  During the past year, these transformational investments and events have given us the confidence to raise our long-term annual non-GAAP growth guidance to 8 to 12 percent."

Davis continued, "Our strategy is to invest in growth opportunities that deliver on the two criteria most relevant to today's restaurant and grocery consumers:  value and convenience.  The extensive investments in infrastructure, marketing, and product development at both Bob Evans Restaurants and BEF Foods have been undertaken to deliver on these criteria.  Positive same-store sales at Bob Evans Restaurants and double-digit volume growth at BEF Foods during fiscal year 2013 indicate those investments are beginning to generate a return.  We expect to build on this success during fiscal year 2014 with the culmination of the Farm Fresh Refresh remodeling program as we complete the remaining 233 Bob Evans Restaurants; and at BEF Foods, with the completion of plant expansion projects at the Kettle Creations facility in Lima, Ohio, that produces the majority of our refrigerated side dish products, and at our facility located in Sulphur Springs, Texas, that produces our ready-to-eat products.

"With the divestiture of Mimi's Cafe, and the impending completion of extensive transformational investments in both Bob Evans Restaurants and BEF Foods, our company's growth story has become very simple and well-defined.  We are a strong brand with two growing businesses dedicated to delivering on the value and convenience expectations of today's restaurant and grocery consumers.   Success in that regard will be measured by continued net sales growth.  Through leveraging net sales growth and further improvement in our operations, we are also committed to earnings growth with our goal of improving non-GAAP operating margin by 300 to 350 basis points by fiscal 2018.  We believe this dual approach of improving our relevance to consumers, while continuing to refine our operational processes is the most prudent approach to achieving sustainable earnings growth, and higher returns on invested capital for our shareholders."

In regard to the fiscal fourth quarter, Davis noted, "Bob Evans Restaurants experienced a challenging sales environment during February due to several winter weather events and macro-economic challenges.  However, we recovered during March and April to deliver positive same-store sales of 0.5 percent for the quarter.  As consumer spending increased during the quarter, our proven value-oriented sales layers, particularly our $9.99 Three-Course Dinners, and off-premise offerings, including our Family Meals-to-Go and $5 Carryout-to-Go programs, drove positive same-store sales results as they have for most of the fiscal year.

"BEF Foods performed very well during the fiscal fourth quarter, as overall volume grew 21 percent, with refrigerated side dishes, food service, sausage, and frozen products growing 21 percent, 42 percent, 2 percent, and 23 percent, respectively.  Excluding the impact of the Kettle Creations acquisition, overall volume grew 17 percent.  The vertical integration and expansion of our refrigerated side dish production capabilities as a result of the Kettle Creations acquisition, and the expansion of our Sulphur Springs, Texas, prepared foods plant, should allow us to drive the types of productivity gains we experienced with our fresh sausage production."

Fourth-quarter fiscal 2013 consolidated results and GAAP to Non-GAAP reconciliation
The Company took many significant strategic actions during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 that impacted profitability including: the integration of the Kettle Creations acquisition; the sale of Mimi's Cafe; the consolidation of ready-to-eat production at the Sulphur Springs, Texas, facility; the sale of the corporate campus and other facilities; and other restructuring activities.  As a result, the Company reported GAAP net income of $27.0 million, or $0.97 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013.  The fourth-quarter results include the negative net pretax impact of $68.2 million of costs from the following GAAP to non-GAAP reconciling items:

Bob Evans Restaurants segment-related costs totaling $1.4 million, including:

  • $0.8 million in noncash charges for impairments, which increased the SG&A line;
  • $1.7 million in charges for severance payments, which increased the SG&A line; offset partially by
  • $1.2 million in income for the gain on sale of assets, primarily related to the sale of the existing corporate campus, which decreased the SG&A line.

Mimi's Cafe segment-related costs totaling $62.2 million, including:

  • $57.7 million in the loss on sale of Mimi's Cafe; and
  • $4.5 million in net operating loss, sale-related costs and obligations for the fourth quarter through the sale date of February 15, 2013.

BEF Foods segment-related costs totaling $4.6 million, including:

  • $1.1 million in charges for severance and retention payments for the Bidwell and Springfield, Ohio, plant closures and the Kettle Creations acquisition, which increased the SG&A line;
  • $0.5 million in charges for merger and acquisition-related costs, which increased the SG&A line;
  • $4.1 million in the loss on sale of assets, related to the previously announced Bidwell and Springfield, Ohio, plant closures, which increased the SG&A line; offset partially by
  • $1.1 million in income from insurance proceeds.

The GAAP pretax loss for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 was $39.0 million.  After adjusting for the $68.2 million of non-GAAP reconciling items above, non-GAAP pretax earnings were $29.2 million.

On a GAAP basis, income taxes for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 were a benefit of $66.0 million, primarily resulting from the year-to-date adjustment of the income tax provision due to differences in pretax earnings forecasts and associated effective income tax rates, as well as the pretax loss incurred on the divestiture of the Mimi's Cafe restaurant chain during the fiscal fourth quarter.  For non-GAAP purposes, the Company is using an effective rate of 32 percent which, when applied to the non-GAAP pretax earnings of $29.2 million, results in non-GAAP income tax expenses of $9.3 million, and non-GAAP net income of $19.9 million.

GAAP earnings per diluted share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 were $0.97.  Excluding the net impact of the aforementioned charges, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share would have been $0.71.

Fourth-quarter fiscal 2012 consolidated results and GAAP to Non-GAAP reconciliation
The Company reported net income of $22.0 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.  The fourth quarter results included the negative net pretax impact of $1.8 million of costs from the following GAAP to non-GAAP reconciling items:

Bob Evans Restaurants segment-related income totaling $0.2 million, including:

  • $0.4 million in noncash charges for impairments, which increased the SG&A line; and
  • $1.2 million in the loss on sale of assets, which increased the SG&A line; offset by
  • $1.8 million of additional income as a result of eliminating a two-day early cutoff, as it was no longer required to achieve a timely consolidation.

Mimi's Cafe segment-related costs totaling $2.1 million, including:

  • $2.3 million in noncash charges for impairments, which increased the SG&A line; partially offset by
  • $0.2 million of additional income as a result of eliminating a two-day early cutoff, as it was no longer required to achieve a timely consolidation.

BEF Foods segment-related income totaling $0.2 million for a gain on the sale of assets, which decreased the SG&A line.

GAAP earnings per diluted share for fourth quarter 2012 were reported at $0.76.  Excluding the net negative impact of the aforementioned charges, 2012 non-GAAP diluted earnings per share would have been $0.80.

As a result of the items noted above, the Company uses non-GAAP financial measures excluding those items.  These financial measures are used by management to monitor and evaluate the ongoing performance of the Company.  The Company believes that the additional measures are useful to investors for financial analysis.  However, non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, nor are they a substitute for, GAAP measures.  Please see the table in this release for a reconciliation of non-GAAP measures to GAAP results.  Results in the following discussion are presented on a non-GAAP basis excluding the items noted above.

Fourth-quarter fiscal 2013 consolidated income statement summary
Below is a summary of the Company's non-GAAP consolidated fourth-quarter fiscal 2013 income statement.

  • Net sales – Consolidated non-GAAP net sales were $333.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, compared to non-GAAP net sales of $406.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.  The decline in consolidated non-GAAP net sales was due to the sale of Mimi's Cafe during the quarter.  Bob Evans Restaurants' and BEF Foods' net sales increased 0.8 percent and 26.1 percent, respectively. 
  • Operating income – Consolidated non-GAAP operating income was $29.7 million, or 8.9 percent of net sales, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, compared to non-GAAP operating income of $30.6 million, or 7.5 percent of net sales, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.  The decrease in non-GAAP operating income was due primarily to cost increases at Bob Evans Restaurants, including: depreciation; legal fees; an increased corporate overhead allocation as a result of the Company providing transition services to Mimi's Cafe at less than cost; and long-term incentives, as well as the absence of a profit contribution from Mimi's Cafe in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, which were not completely offset by the higher sales and margins at BEF Foods.
  • Net interest expense – The Company's net interest expense was $0.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, compared to $1.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.  The decrease was the result of lower interest expense resulting from the December prepayment of the Company's private placement notes, partially offset by higher revolving line of credit borrowings to support general corporate purposes including funding the Company's capital spending, dividends, share repurchases, and Kettle Creations acquisition. 
  • Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding – The Company's diluted weighted-average shares outstanding were 27.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, compared to 29.1 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.  The Company repurchased 621,900 shares for $26.1 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 under its share repurchase program. 

Fourth-quarter fiscal 2013 Bob Evans Restaurants segment summary
Bob Evans Restaurants' fiscal 2013 fourth-quarter non-GAAP operating income was $21.5 million, or 8.9 percent of net sales, compared with non-GAAP operating income of $24.8 million, or 10.3 percent of net sales, last year.  The most significant driver of the decrease in profitability was a $2.3 million increase in SG&A expense and $1.7 million in incremental depreciation related primarily to the Farm Fresh Refresh remodel program.  These items were partially offset by positive same-store sales of 0.5 percent, which included an approximately $0.9 million incremental negative impact of closed store days due to the Farm Fresh Refresh program as the Company experienced 535 closed days in the fiscal 2013 fourth quarter, compared to 307 days in last year's fourth quarter.

Net sales – Bob Evans Restaurants' net sales were $241.7 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, compared to non-GAAP net sales of $239.6 million in the corresponding period last year.  The increase was driven by a 0.5 percent increase in same-store sales, which exceeded the Midscale Family Style segment, according to The NPD Group's SalesTrack Weekly.

During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, Bob Evans Restaurants:

  • remodeled 74 restaurants;
  • did not open or rebuild any restaurants; and
  • closed five restaurants.

 

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1.0%

During the quarter, an additional 25 remodeled restaurants began their second year of post-remodel operations.  Those restaurants joined the 55 remodeled restaurants already beyond their first year of operation at the end of the prior quarter.  Same-store sales at restaurants remodeled for more than one year increased 1.8 percent during the fourth quarter, demonstrating the positive impact of the remodeling program beyond the first year of sales.  Additionally, 74 restaurants were remodeled during the quarter, compared with 39 restaurants during last year's fourth quarter.  Restaurants remodeled within the past year achieved a 2.2 percent same-store sales lift, compared to a 0.6 percent same-store sales decrease at non-remodeled restaurants. 

Cost of sales – Bob Evans Restaurants' cost of sales was 24.5 percent of net sales in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, compared to non-GAAP cost of sales of 23.6 percent in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. The increase in cost of sales as a percent of net sales was due to commodity cost increases and menu mix, which were partially offset by pricing and ongoing efficiency initiatives.

Operating wages – Bob Evans Restaurants' operating wages were 37.1 percent of net sales in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, compared to non-GAAP operating wages of 38.5 percent of net sales in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. The decline in operating wages as a percent of net sales in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 was due to workforce management initiatives, including more effective scheduling and sales leverage.

Other operating expenses – Bob Evans Restaurants' other operating expenses were $38.6 million, or 16.0 percent of net sales, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, compared to non-GAAP other operating expenses of $37.3 million, or 15.6 percent of net sales, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. The increase in spending was due primarily to repair and maintenance expenses associated with winter weather and the Farm Fresh Refresh remodel program. 

SG&A – Bob Evans Restaurants' non-GAAP SG&A expenses were $18.4 million, or 7.6 percent of net sales, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, compared with non-GAAP SG&A expenses of $16.1 million, or 6.7 percent of net sales, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. The $2.3 million increase was due primarily to higher legal costs, an increased corporate overhead allocation as a result of the Company providing transition services to Mimi's Cafe at less than cost, the Company's retirement plan match, long-term incentives, and an enterprise resource planning ("ERP") implementation project. 

Fourth-quarter fiscal 2013 Mimi's Cafe segment summary
Mimi's Cafe's fourth-quarter fiscal 2013 non-GAAP operating income was $0.0 million, compared to non-GAAP operating income of $2.2 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.  The business segment was sold on February 15, 2013.  The few weeks of ownership during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, which included a number of sale-related costs and obligations, were excluded from non-GAAP earnings.

Fourth-quarter fiscal 2013 BEF Foods segment summary
BEF Foods' fourth-quarter fiscal 2013 non-GAAP operating income was $8.2 million, or 8.9 percent of net sales, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, compared to non-GAAP operating income of $3.6 million, or 4.9 percent of net sales, in the corresponding period last year.  Sales and margins were both favorable, compared to last year.

Kettle Creations had an accretive effect during the quarter with operating income of approximately $1.5 million.  The Kettle Creations acquisition during the second quarter of fiscal year 2013 impacted cost of sales, operating wages, and other operating expenses.  Prior to the acquisition, Kettle Creations was a co-packer for the Company.  As a result, the entire cost of the products produced by that facility, and purchased by the Company, were included in cost of sales.  Subsequent to the acquisition, as an owned facility, rather than as a co-packer, labor costs are included in operating wages; and utilities, freight, and hauling costs are included in other operating expenses. 

Net sales – The BEF Foods segment's fourth quarter fiscal 2013 net sales were $92.3 million, an increase of 26.1 percent, compared to $73.2 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. Total pounds sold increased 21.4 percent.  Promotional discounts and other selling allowances were included as a reduction to gross sales.  Kettle Creations' third party sales accounted for $1.8 million of the net sales increase, and 4.2 percentage points of the volume increase. 

Cost of sales – The BEF Foods segment's fourth-quarter fiscal 2013 cost of sales was 51.6 percent of net sales, compared to 57.7 percent of net sales in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. The decrease was due primarily to the acquisition of Kettle Creations as referenced above, and to a lesser extent, the decline in sow costs.  Sow costs were $59.07 for the quarter, compared to $60.41 in last year's fourth quarter.  Also continuing to impact cost of sales by approximately $1.5 million during the fourth quarter, was the third quarter unilateral price increase taken by one of the Company's suppliers.  The Company expects to resolve the situation by the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2014 when additional capacity related to the Company's plant expansions are completed.

Operating wages – The BEF Foods segment's fourth-quarter fiscal 2013 operating wages were 10.6 percent of net sales, compared to 8.4 percent of net sales in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.  As noted above, the increase was due primarily to the Company's acquisition of Kettle Creations. 

Other operating expenses – The BEF Foods segment's other operating expenses were $7.6 million, or 8.3 percent of net sales, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, compared to $5.2 million, or 7.1 percent of net sales, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. As noted above, the increase was due primarily to the Company's acquisition of Kettle Creations, partially offset by manufacturing productivity initiatives. 

SG&A – The BEF Foods segment's non-GAAP SG&A expenses were $15.7 million, or 17.1 percent of net sales, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, compared to non-GAAP SG&A expenses of $13.4 million, or 18.3 percent of net sales, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.  Advertising expenditures increased to support new authorizations and product trial, broker commissions increased as a result of higher sales, and the corporate overhead allocation increased as a result of the Company providing transition services to Mimi's Cafe at less than cost.

Fiscal 2013 consolidated results and GAAP to Non-GAAP reconciliation
The Company took many significant strategic actions during fiscal 2013 that impacted profitability including: the acquisition of Kettle Creations; the sale of Mimi's Cafe; initiation of the consolidation of ready-to-eat production at the Sulphur Springs, Texas, facility; the conversion of the restaurant operating entities to limited liability companies; the sale of the corporate campus and other facilities; the early payment of the Company's private placement notes; and other restructuring activities.  As a result, the Company reported a net loss of $2.9 million, or $0.10 per share, in fiscal 2013.  The fiscal year results include the negative net pretax impact of $149.5 million of costs in operating profit, and $6.2 million of costs in interest expense, for a total pretax GAAP to non-GAAP adjustment of $155.6 million:

Bob Evans Restaurants segment-related costs totaling $5.1 million, including:

  • $4.4 million in noncash charges for impairments, which increased the SG&A line;
  • $2.8 million in charges for severance payments, which increased the SG&A line; offset partially by
  • $1.6 million in income for the gain on sale of assets, primarily related to the sale of the existing corporate campus, which decreased the SG&A line; and
  • $0.5 million for extinguishment of intercompany debt, which decreased the SG&A line.

Mimi's Cafe segment-related income totaling $23.9 million, including:

  • $70.6 million in impairment charges; comprised of $68.4 million in noncash charges for asset impairment, which increased the asset impairment line, and $2.2 million in noncash charges for impairments, which increased the SG&A line;
  • $1.7 million in charges for severance and restructuring payments, which increased the SG&A line;
  • $1.9 million in noncash occupancy charges, which increased the other operating expenses line;
  • $57.7 million for the loss on sale;
  • $4.5 million in net operating loss, sale-related costs and obligations for the fourth quarter through the sale date of February 15, 2013; offset by
  • $156.4 million for extinguishment of intercompany debt, which decreased the SG&A line; and
  • $3.9 million in noncash depreciation and amortization, which decreased the depreciation and amortization line.

BEF Foods segment-related costs totaling $168.3 million, including:

  • $6.3 million in charges for severance and retention payments for the Bidwell and Springfield, Ohio, plant closures, and the Kettle Creations acquisition, which increased the SG&A line;
  • $2.1 million in charges for merger and acquisition-related costs, which increased the SG&A line;
  • $4.1 million for the loss on sale of assets, related to the previously announced Bidwell and Springfield, Ohio, plant closures, which increased the SG&A line;
  • $156.9 million for extinguishment of intercompany debt, which increased the SG&A line; partially offset by
  • $1.1 million in income from insurance proceeds.

Additionally, there were $6.2 million of costs associated with the pre-payment of the Company's private placement notes, which increased the net interest expense line.

The GAAP pretax loss for fiscal 2013 was $55.3 million.  After adjusting for the $155.6 million of non-GAAP reconciling items above, non-GAAP pretax earnings were $100.3 million.

On a GAAP basis, income taxes were a benefit of $52.5 million, primarily reflecting the tax benefits from the pretax loss and converting its restaurant operating entities to limited liability company structures.  For non-GAAP purposes, the Company is using an effective tax rate of approximately 33 percent for the full year, which when applied to the non-GAAP pretax earnings of $100.3 million, results in non-GAAP income tax expenses of $33.1 million, and non-GAAP net income of $67.2 million

Losses per share for fiscal 2013 were $0.10.  Excluding the net negative impact of the aforementioned charges, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share would have been $2.39.

Fiscal 2012 consolidated results and GAAP to Non-GAAP reconciliation
The Company reported GAAP net income of $72.9 million, or $2.45 per diluted share, in fiscal 2012.  The fiscal year results included the negative net pretax impact of $3.9 million of costs from the following GAAP to non-GAAP reconciling items:

Bob Evans Restaurants segment-related costs totaling $2.2 million, including:

  • $3.2 million in noncash charges for impairments, which increased the SG&A line;
  • $0.8 million in the loss on sale of assets, which increased the SG&A line; offset partially by
  • $1.8 million of additional income as a result of eliminating a two-day early cutoff, as it was no longer required to achieve a timely consolidation.

Mimi's Cafe segment-related costs totaling $2.4 million, including:

  • $2.3 million in noncash charges for impairments, which increased the SG&A line; and
  • $0.3 million in charges for severance, which increased the SG&A line; offset partially by
  • $0.2 million of additional income as a result of eliminating a two-day early cutoff, as it was no longer required to achieve a timely consolidation.

BEF Foods segment-related income totaling $0.8 million, including:

  • $0.1 million in noncash charges for impairments, which increased the SG&A line; offset by
  • $0.8 million in income for the gain on sale of assets, which decreased the SG&A line.

GAAP earnings per diluted share for fiscal 2012 were $2.45. Excluding the net negative impact of the aforementioned charges, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share would have been $2.54.

As a result of the items noted above, the Company uses non-GAAP financial measures excluding those items.  These financial measures are used by management to monitor and evaluate the ongoing performance of the Company.  The Company believes that the additional measures are useful to investors for financial analysis.  However, non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, nor are they a substitute for, GAAP measures.  Please see the table in this release for a reconciliation of non-GAAP measures to the nearest comparable GAAP results.  Results in the following discussion are presented on a non-GAAP basis, excluding the items noted above.

Fiscal 2013 consolidated income statement summary
Below is a summary of the Company's non-GAAP consolidated fiscal 2013 income statement.

  • Net sales – Consolidated non-GAAP net sales were $1.59 billion in fiscal 2013, a 3.6 percent decrease, compared to non-GAAP nets sales of $1.65 billion in fiscal 2012. This decrease was the absence of fourth quarter fiscal 2013 net sales resulting from the sale of Mimi's Cafe on February 15, 2013.  Bob Evans Restaurants and BEF Foods recorded sales increases of 1.3 percent and 10.8 percent, respectively.
  • Operating income – Consolidated non-GAAP operating income was $105.6 million, or 6.6 percent of net sales, in fiscal 2013, compared to non-GAAP operating income of $111.8 million, or 6.8 percent of net sales, in fiscal 2012.  The decrease was due to lower profitability at Bob Evans Restaurants and Mimi's Cafe, partially offset by significantly higher profitability at BEF Foods.
  • Net interest expense – The Company's non-GAAP net interest expense was $5.3 million in fiscal 2013, compared to $7.9 million in fiscal 2012. The decrease was primarily the result of lower average borrowing rates in fiscal 2013, compared to fiscal 2012, offset partially by increased borrowing balances. The Company's total debt position increased from $136 million to $202 million at the end of fiscal 2013 primarily as a result of capital spending increasing from $88.4 million in fiscal 2012 to approximately $125 million in fiscal 2013 and the second quarter fiscal 2013 Kettle Creations acquisition.      
  • Income taxes – The Company's non-GAAP effective tax rate for fiscal 2013 was 33.0 percent, compared to the non-GAAP effective tax rate of 27.3 percent in fiscal 2012.  The lower effective tax rate in fiscal 2012 reflects the impact of one-time settlements with certain taxing authorities and a reduction for certain prior years' tax reserves.
  • Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding – The Company's diluted weighted-average share count was 28.1 million in fiscal 2013, compared to 29.8 million in fiscal 2012. The Company repurchased 1.6 million shares for a total of $63.1 million in fiscal 2013.

Fiscal 2013 Bob Evans Restaurants segment summary
Bob Evans Restaurants' non-GAAP fiscal 2013 operating income was $80.7 million, or 8.2 percent of net sales.   Bob Evans Restaurants' non-GAAP fiscal 2012 operating income was $91.0 million, or 9.4 percent of net sales.  The decrease in profitability was due primarily to increases in SG&A expense of $9.3 million and incremental depreciation of $4.6 million related primarily to the Farm Fresh Refresh remodel program.  These items were partially offset by positive same-store sales of 1.0 percent, which included an approximately $3.6 million negative impact of closed store days due to the Farm Fresh Refresh program as the company experienced 1,337 closed days during fiscal 2013, compared to 653 days last year.

Net sales – Bob Evans Restaurants' net sales were $981.4 million in fiscal 2013, a 1.3 percent increase, compared to non-GAAP net sales of $968.6 million in fiscal 2012.  Same-store sales at Bob Evans Restaurants increased 1.0 percent in fiscal 2013, which exceeded the Midscale Family Style segment, according to The NPD Group's SalesTrack Weekly.

During fiscal 2013, Bob Evans Restaurants:

  • remodeled 195 restaurants;
  • opened two new restaurants; and
  • closed seven restaurants.

During fiscal 2013, remodeled restaurants achieved a 3.7 percent same-store sales lift, compared to a 0.1 percent same-store sales lift at non-remodeled restaurants. 

Cost of sales – Bob Evans Restaurants' cost of sales was 24.1 percent of net sales in fiscal 2013, compared to non-GAAP cost of sales of 23.7 percent of net sales in fiscal 2012. Average pricing for the year of 2.4 percent and ongoing efficiency initiatives were offset by commodity increases of approximately 0.5 percent and mix.

Operating wages – Bob Evans Restaurants' operating wages in fiscal 2013 were 37.4 percent of net sales, compared to non-GAAP operating wages of 38.2 percent of net sales in fiscal 2012. The improvement resulted from workforce management initiatives and leverage from a higher average guest check for fiscal 2013, reflecting continued success of the $9.99 Three-Course Dinner value platform. 

Other operating expenses – Bob Evans Restaurants' other operating expenses in fiscal 2013 were $172.4 million, or 17.6 percent of net sales, compared to non-GAAP other operating expenses of $167.8 million, or 17.3 percent of net sales, in fiscal 2012. The increase in spending resulted from repair and maintenance expenses driven partially by the restaurant remodel program; carryout supplies driven by higher sales volume; service contracts; and pre-opening expenses associated with the increased number of remodeled restaurants.  Marketing expenditures were flat, compared to the prior year.  

SG&A – Bob Evans Restaurants' non-GAAP SG&A expenses were $70.7 million, or 7.2 percent of net sales, in fiscal 2013, compared with non-GAAP SG&A expenses of $61.4 million, or 6.3 percent of net sales, in fiscal 2012. The increase in non-GAAP SG&A expenses was due to open headcount filled during the year; increased utilization of contract labor and other wages; employer match to the Company's retirement plans; long-term incentive plans; legal fees; an increased corporate overhead allocation as a result of the Company providing transition services to Mimi's Cafe at less than cost, and spending for the ERP program.

Depreciation – Bob Evans Restaurants' depreciation expenses were $53.7 million, or 5.5 percent of net sales, in fiscal 2013, compared with $49.1 million, or 5.1 percent of net sales, in fiscal 2012.  The increase was due to incremental capital spending in fiscal 2013 to support new restaurant development and the Farm Fresh Refresh remodel program.  The average cost of a remodel was approximately $222,000 in fiscal 2013, compared to $230,000 during fiscal 2012.

Fiscal 2013 Mimi's Cafe segment summary
Mimi's Cafe's non-GAAP fiscal 2013 operating loss was $5.9 million, compared with non-GAAP fiscal 2012 operating income of $1.0 million. The decrease in profitability was due primarily to lower sales.  The business segment was sold on February 15, 2013.

Fiscal 2013 BEF Foods segment summary
The BEF Foods segment's non-GAAP operating income was $30.8 million, or 8.8 percent of net sales, in fiscal 2013, compared with non-GAAP operating income of $19.7 million, or 6.3 percent of net sales, in fiscal 2012.  The increase in operating income was due primarily to a year-over-year increase in sales, expanded margins, and the $3.4 million accretive effect of the Kettle Creations acquisition, offset partially by an increase in SG&A expenses as discussed below.

The Kettle Creations acquisition during the second quarter of fiscal year 2013 impacted cost of sales, operating wages, and other operating expenses.  Prior to the acquisition, Kettle Creations was a co-packer for the Company.  As a result, the entire cost of products produced by that facility and purchased by the Company were included in cost of sales.  Subsequent to the acquisition, as an owned facility, rather than as a co-packer, labor costs are included in operating wages; and utilities, freight, and hauling costs are included in other operating expenses. 

Net sales – The BEF Foods segment's net sales were $348.8 million in fiscal 2013, an increase of 10.8 percent, compared to $314.7 million in fiscal 2012.  Total pounds sold increased 14.6 percent, driven by strong growth in the side dish business, restaurant insourcing and foodservice.  Promotional discounts increased $6.7 million, compared to fiscal 2012, primarily to support volume earlier in the year when sow costs dropped.  Promotional discounts and other selling allowances affect the income statement as a reduction of gross sales.  As a result, the net average selling price declined during the low sow cost period in response to those low input costs.  The Kettle Creations acquisition accounted for $5.2 million of the net sales increase, and 2.9 percentage points of the volume increase.

Cost of sales – The BEF Foods segment's cost of sales was 50.8 percent of net sales in fiscal 2013, compared to 57.5 percent of net sales in fiscal 2012. The decrease was due primarily to the acquisition of Kettle Creations as referenced above, and reduced sow costs.  Sow costs averaged $53.87 per hundredweight in fiscal 2013, compared to $61.58 in fiscal 2012. 

Operating wages – The BEF Foods segment's operating wages were 10.7 percent of net sales in fiscal 2013, compared to 8.8 percent of net sales in fiscal 2012.  As noted above, the increase was due primarily to the acquisition of Kettle Creations.

Other operating expenses – The BEF Foods segment's other operating expenses were $28.1 million, or 8.1 percent of net sales, in fiscal 2013, compared to $19.2 million, or 6.1 percent of net sales, in fiscal 2012. The increase was due primarily to the Kettle Creations acquisition, as noted above.

SG&A – The BEF Foods segment's non-GAAP SG&A expenses were $63.1 million, or 18.1 percent of net sales, in fiscal 2013, compared to non-GAAP SG&A expenses of $57.6 million, or 18.3 percent of net sales, in fiscal 2012. The dollar increase was due primarily to higher advertising and media expenditures, higher hauling and freight expenses related to higher volume, the effect of a product recall during the second fiscal quarter, and higher broker commissions related to increased sales.

Fiscal year 2014 and longer-term outlook
Consistent with its average annual long-term non-GAAP earnings per share growth rate guidance of 8 to 12 percent, the Company expects fiscal 2014 non-GAAP earnings per share of $2.60 to $2.67. This assumes a tax rate in the 34 to 35 percent range, sow costs up from nearly $54 per hundredweight during fiscal 2013 to $60 to $65 per hundredweight in fiscal 2014, $0.09 per share associated with the cost for the ERP project, $0.02 per share for incremental pre-opening costs associated with the Farm Fresh Refresh remodel program, and up to four new Bob Evans Restaurants.  Additionally, the Company's guidance includes an incremental $0.05 per share of costs related to the differential between the fiscal 2013 non-GAAP $5.9 million loss from Mimi's Cafe which will not repeat in fiscal 2014, offset by $8.0 million of net costs associated with providing transition services to Mimi's Cafe in fiscal 2014, which results in an incremental loss of $2.1 million, or the $0.05 per share. 

This outlook relies on a number of important assumptions, including the risk factors discussed in the Company's annual report on Form 10‑K and other securities filings.

Particular assumptions for the Company's full-year outlook include the following:

Consolidated company highlights

  • Net sales approximately $1.4 billion.
  • Capital expenditures approximately $175 to $200 million. Key items include the expansion of the Kettle Creations and Sulphur Springs plants, the acceleration of the Farm Fresh Refresh remodeling program, up to four new Bob Evans Restaurants, the completion of the new corporate campus, and the ERP implementation.
  • Depreciation and amortization – approximately $70 to $80 million.
  • Net interest expense – approximately $6.0 to $6.5 million reflecting increased borrowings as a result of increased capital expenditures.
  • Effective non-GAAP tax rate approximately 34 to 35 percent.
  • Diluted weighted-average share count approximately 27.9 million.

Bob Evans Restaurants segment 

  • Net sales: Overall sales up 1.5 to 2.5 percent.  Same-store sales up 1 to 2 percent driven by the sales lift from Farm Fresh Refresh remodels and value platforms offset partially by incremental closed store days.  The Company expects to have approximately 1,472 closed store days throughout fiscal 2014, compared to 1,337 during fiscal 2013.  The Company also expects to open up to four new locations during fiscal 2014.               
  • Cost of sales: Commodity inflation of 2.0 to 3.0 percent. 
  • Operating margins: 8.0 to 8.5 percent, reflecting the accelerated Farm Fresh Refresh remodeling program and new restaurant development, which will increase pre-opening expenses by approximately $0.7 million, investments in ERP and an increased corporate overhead allocation as a result of the Company providing transition services to Mimi's Cafe at less than cost. 

BEF Foods segment

  • Net sales: Overall net sales of $380 to $400 million, up approximately 10 to 15 percent.
  • Cost of sales: Average sow costs of approximately $60 to $65 per hundredweight, an increase from nearly $54 per hundredweight during fiscal 2013. 
  • Operating margins: 8.5 to 9.0 percent, reflecting the impact of ERP spending and an increased corporate overhead allocation as a result of the Company providing transition services to Mimi's Cafe at less than cost.  The Company expects to begin additional production at the newly expanded Kettle Creations and Sulphur Springs plants at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2014.  After the initial start-up phase is complete, the Company expects to begin realizing the $4 to 5 million of cost savings associated with these plant expansion initiatives.

Company to host conference call on Wednesday, June 5, 2013
The Company will host a conference call to discuss its year-end fiscal 2013 results at 10 a.m. (ET) on Wednesday, June 5, 2013.  The dial-in number is (800) 690-3108, access code 74610773.  A replay will be available at (800) 585-8367, access code 74610773.

A simultaneous webcast will be available at www.bobevans.com/ir. The archived webcast will also be available on the Web site.

About Bob Evans Farms, Inc.
Bob Evans Farms, Inc. owns and operates full-service restaurants under the Bob Evans Restaurants brand name.  At the end of the fourth fiscal quarter (April 26, 2013), Bob Evans Restaurants owned and operated 560 family restaurants in 19 states, primarily in the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions of the United States. Bob Evans Farms, Inc., through its BEF Foods segment, is also a leading producer and distributor of refrigerated side dishes, pork sausage and a variety of refrigerated and frozen convenience food items under the Bob Evans and Owens brand names.  For more information about Bob Evans Farms, Inc., visit www.bobevans.com.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995
Certain statements in this news release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve various important assumptions, risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those predicted by the forward-looking statements because of various factors and possible events. We discuss these factors and events, along with certain other risks, uncertainties and assumptions, under the heading "Risk Factors" in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 27, 2012, and in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We note these factors for investors as contemplated by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Predicting or identifying all such risk factors is impossible. Consequently, investors should not consider any such list to be a complete set of all potential risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date of the statement to reflect unanticipated events. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or any person acting on behalf of the Company are qualified by the cautionary statements in this section.


Bob Evans Farms, Inc.
Earnings Release Fact Sheet (unaudited)
Fiscal 2013 – Quarter 4

Note: amounts are in thousands, except per share amounts. Mimi's Cafe results are through the sale date of February 15, 2013.
Fourth quarter (Q4) and fiscal year, ended April 26, 2013, compared to the corresponding period a year ago:



GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Net Income (unaudited)


 Three Months Ended


 Twelve Months Ended


 April 26, 2013


 April 27, 2012


 April 26, 2013


 April 27, 2012

Operating income as reported








    Bob Evans Restaurants

$ 20,128


$ 24,946


$ 75,577


$ 88,810

    Mimi's Cafe

(62,206)


107


18,053


(1,436)

    BEF Foods

3,588


3,738


(137,487)


20,500

Total operating (loss) income

(38,490)


28,791


(43,857)


107,874

Interest Expense

505


1,909


11,485


7,884

Pre-tax (loss) income

(38,995)


26,882


(55,342)


99,990

Income tax (benefit) provision

(66,019)


4,846


(52,480)


27,140

Net Income (loss)

27,024


22,036


(2,862)


72,850









Adjustments








    Bob Evans Restaurants








        Impairment

811


393


4,409


3,199

        Severance/Restructuring

1,723


-


2,773


-

        (Gain) loss on sale of assets

(1,164)


1,243


(1,572)


836

        Extinguishment of intercompany
          debt

-


-


(527)


-

        Two-day early cutoff

-


(1,803)


-


(1,803)

        Total Bob Evans Restaurants Adjustments

1,370


(167)


5,083


2,232

    Mimi's Cafe








         Impairment

-


2,327


70,576


2,327

        Severance/Restructuring

-


-


1,740


287

        Occupancy costs

-


-


1,875


-

        Loss on sale of assets

57,743


-


57,743


-

        Extinguishment of intercompany
          debt

-


-


(156,418)


-

        Deprec & amort

-


-


(3,924)


-

        Two-day early cutoff

-


(207)


-


(207)

        4th QTD loss before sale

4,463


-


4,463


-

        Total Mimi's Cafe  Adjustments

62,206


2,120


(23,945)


2,407

    BEF Foods








        Impairment

-


-


-


87

        Severance/Restructuring

1,099


-


6,283


-

        Merger and acquisition related
          costs

493


-


2,059


-

        Loss (gain) on sale of assets

4,129


(158)


4,124


(847)

        Extinguishment of intercompany
          debt

-


-


156,945


-

        Insurance proceeds

(1,087)


-


(1,087)


-

        Total BEF Foods Adjustments

4,634


(158)


168,324


(760)

Total adjustments








        Impairment

811


2,720


74,985


5,613

        Severance/Restructuring

2,822


-


10,796


287

        Merger and acquisition related
          costs

493


-


2,059


-

        Loss (gain) on sale of assets

60,708


1,085


60,295


(11)

        4th QTD loss before sale

4,463


-


4,463


-

        Occupancy costs

-


-


1,875


-

        Insurance Proceeds

(1,087)


-


(1,087)


-

        Deprec & amort

-


-


(3,924)


-

        Two-day early cutoff

-


(2,010)


-


(2,010)


68,210


1,795


149,462


3,879

Non-GAAP operating income








    Bob Evans Restaurants

21,498


24,779


80,660


91,042

    Mimi's Cafe

-


2,227


(5,892)


971

    BEF Foods

8,222


3,580


30,837


19,740

    Total Non-GAAP operating income

29,720


30,586


105,605


111,753









Adjustments to Interest Expense








           Private placement pre-payment
             related costs

-


-


(6,150)


-

Non-GAAP Interest Expense

505


1,909


5,335


7,884

Non-GAAP Pre-tax Income

29,215


28,677


100,270


103,869

Adjustments to Income Tax Provision*

75,362


487


85,555


1,198

           Non-GAAP Income Tax
             Provision

9,343


5,333


33,075


28,338

Non-GAAP Net Income

$ 19,872


$ 23,344


$ 67,194


$ 75,531


* Adjustment to reflect Company's quarter-to-date 32% non-GAAP tax rate and year-to-date 33% non-GAAP tax rate

 


GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Operating Income (unaudited)


Consolidated  Three Months Ended

Bob Evans Restaurants Three Months Ended


April 26,
2013

% of
Sales

April 27,
2012

% of
Sales

April 26,
2013

% of
Sales

April 27,
2012

% of
Sales

Operating (loss) income as reported

















Net sales

$353,877


$413,528


$241,656


$244,729


Cost of sales

112,008

31.7%

125,230

30.3%

59,160

24.5%

57,716

23.6%

Operating wages

108,646

30.7%

135,647

32.8%

89,564

37.1%

93,609

38.3%

Other operating

50,539

14.3%

62,457

15.1%

38,606

16.0%

37,644

15.4%

SG&A

45,776

12.9%

40,218

9.7%

19,808

8.2%

18,146

7.4%

Deprec & amort

17,655

5.0%

21,185

5.1%

14,392

6.0%

12,668

5.2%

Loss on sale of Mimi's Cafe

57,743

16.3%
















Total as reported

(38,490)

-10.9%

28,791

7.0%

20,128

8.3%

24,946

10.2%

Adjustments


















Net sales

(19,968)


(6,984)


-


(5,085)


Cost of sales

(5,259)


(1,709)


-


(1,204)


Operating wages

(9,276)


(2,252)


-


(1,350)


Other operating

(4,306)


(501)


-


(362)


SG&A

(11,595)


(4,317)


(1,370)


(2,002)


Loss on sale of Mimi's Cafe

(57,743)


-


-


-


Total adjustments

68,210


1,795


1,370


(167)











Non-GAAP operating income


















Net sales

333,909


406,544


241,656


239,644


Cost of sales

106,749

32.0%

123,521

30.4%

59,160

24.5%

56,512

23.6%

Operating wages

99,370

29.8%

133,395

32.8%

89,564

37.1%

92,259

38.5%

Other operating

46,233

13.8%

61,956

15.2%

38,606

16.0%

37,281

15.6%

SG&A

34,181

10.2%

35,901

8.8%

18,438

7.6%

16,145

6.7%

Deprec & amort

17,656

5.3%

21,185

5.2%

14,392

6.0%

12,668

5.3%

Total non-GAAP operating income

29,720

8.9%

30,586

7.5%

21,498

8.9%

24,778

10.3%













Net interest expense as reported

505


1,909









Non-GAAP net interest expense

505


1,909









(Loss) income before income taxes as reported

(38,995)


26,882









Adjustments

68,210


1,795









Non-GAAP pre-tax income

29,215


28,677









(Benefit) provision for income taxes as reported

(66,019)


4,846









Income tax effect of adjustment *

75,362


487









Non-GAAP provision for income taxes

9,343


5,333









Net income as reported

27,024


22,036









Adjustments to net income

(7,152)


1,308









Non-GAAP net income

19,872


23,344





















Basic as reported

$ 0.97


$ 0.76









Adjustments

$ (0.26)


$ 0.05









Non-GAAP basic

$ 0.72


$ 0.81





















Diluted as reported

$ 0.97


$ 0.76









Adjustments

$ (0.26)


$ 0.04









Non-GAAP diluted

$ 0.71


$ 0.80





















Average shares outstanding












    Basic

27,767


28,991









    Diluted

27,901


29,134





















* Adjustment to reflect Company's quarter-to-date 32% non-GAAP tax rate



 


 


GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation (unaudited)


 Mimi's Cafe Three Months Ended

BEF Foods Three Months Ended


April 26,
2013

% of
Sales

April 27,
2012

% of
Sales

April 26,

2013

% of
Sales

April 27,
2012

% of
Sales










Operating income (loss) as reported



















Net sales

$19,968


$95,630


$92,253


$73,169


Cost of sales

5,259

26.3%

25,301

26.5%

47,589

51.6%

42,213

57.7%

Operating wages

9,276

46.5%

35,886

37.5%

9,806

10.6%

6,152

8.4%

Other operating

4,306

21.6%

19,588

20.5%

7,627

8.3%

5,225

7.1%

SG&A

5,590

28.0%

8,834

9.2%

20,378

22.1%

13,238

18.1%

Deprec & amort

-


5,914

6.2%

3,264

3.5%

2,603

3.6%

Loss on sale of Mimi's Cafe

57,743

289.2%

-


-


-


Total as reported

(62,206)

-311.5%

107

0.1%

3,588

3.9%

3,738

5.1%















Adjustments




























Net sales

(19,968)



(1,899)



-



-


Cost of sales

(5,259)



(505)



-



-


Operating wages

(9,276)



(902)



-



-


Other operating

(4,306)



(138)



-



-


SG&A

(5,590)



(2,474)



(4,634)



158


Loss on sale of Mimi's Cafe

(57,743)



-



-



-


Total adjustments

62,206



2,120



4,634



(158)
















Adjusted operating income



























Net sales

-



93,731



92,253



73,169


Cost of sales

-



24,796

26.4%

47,589

51.6%

42,213

57.7%

Operating wages

-



34,984

37.3%

9,806

10.6%

6,152

8.4%

Other operating

-



19,450

20.8%

7,627

8.3%

5,225

7.1%

SG&A

-



6,360

6.8%

15,744

17.1%

13,396

18.3%

Deprec & amort

-



5,914

6.3%

3,264

3.5%

2,603

3.6%

Total adjusted operating income

-



2,227

2.4%

8,222

8.9%

3,580

4.9%

 




GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation (unaudited)


Consolidated Twelve Months Ended

Bob Evans Restaurants Twelve Months Ended


April 26,
2013

% of
Sales

April 27,
2012

% of
Sales

April 26,
2013

% of
Sales

April 27,
2012

% of
Sales

Operating income as reported









Net sales

$1,608,909


$1,654,413


$981,418


$973,678


Cost of sales

486,855

30.3%

509,816

30.8%

236,822

24.1%

230,795

23.7%

Operating wages

512,292

31.8%

535,069

32.3%

367,136

37.4%

370,995

38.1%

Other operating

267,827

16.6%

268,799

16.2%

172,393

17.6%

168,164

17.3%

SG&A

180,158

11.2%

150,743

9.1%

75,772

7.7%

65,832

6.8%

Deprec & amort

79,482

4.9%

82,112

5.0%

53,719

5.5%

49,082

5.0%

Asset impairment

68,409

4.3%

-


-


-


Loss on sale of Mimi's Cafe

57,743

3.6%

-


-


-


Total as reported

(43,857)

-2.7%

107,874

6.5%

75,577

7.7%

88,809

9.1%










Adjustments









Net Sales

(19,968)


(6,985)


-


(5,086)


Cost of Sales

(5,259)


(1,709)


-


(1,204)


Operating Wages

(9,276)


(2,252)


-


(1,350)


Other Operating

(6,181)


(502)


-


(364)


SG&A

(26,486)


(6,401)


(5,083)


(4,400)


Deprec &  Amort

3,924


-


-


-


Asset Impairment

(68,409)


-


-


-


Loss on sale of Mimi's Cafe

(57,743)


-


-


-


Total Adjustments

149,462


3,879


5,083


2,232











Non-GAAP operating income









Net sales

1,588,941


1,647,428


981,418


968,592


Cost of sales

481,596

30.3%

508,107

30.8%

236,822

24.1%

229,591

23.7%

Operating wages

503,016

31.7%

532,817

32.3%

367,136

37.4%

369,645

38.2%

Other operating

261,646

16.5%

268,297

16.3%

172,393

17.6%

167,800

17.3%

SG&A

153,672

9.7%

144,342

8.8%

70,688

7.2%

61,432

6.3%

Deprec & amort

83,406

5.2%

82,112

5.0%

53,719

5.5%

49,082

5.1%

Total non-GAAP operating income

105,605

6.6%

111,753

6.8%

80,660

8.2%

91,042

9.4%

Net interest expense as reported

11,485


7,884






Adjustments

(6,150)


-






Non-GAAP net interest expense

5,335


7,884






Income before income taxes as reported

(55,342)


99,990






Adjustments

155,612


3,879






Non-GAAP pre-tax income

100,270


103,869






(Benefit) provision for income taxes as reported

(52,480)


27,140






Income tax effect of adjustment *

85,555


1,198






Non-GAAP income tax provision

33,075


28,338






Net income as reported

(2,862)


72,850






 Adjustments

70,056


2,681






Non-GAAP net income

67,194


75,531






Basic as reported

$(0.10)


$ 2.45






Adjustments

$ 2.49


$ 0.09






Non-GAAP basic

$ 2.39


$ 2.54






Diluted as reported

$(0.10)


$ 2.45






Adjustments

$ 2.49


$ 0.09






Non-GAAP diluted

$ 2.39


$ 2.54






Basic

28,094


29,679






Diluted

28,094


29,781















* Adjustment to reflect Company's year-to-date 33% non-GAAP tax rate

 


GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation (unaudited)


Mimi's Cafe Twelve Months Ended

BEF Twelve Months Ended


April 26,
2013

% of
Sales

April 27,
2012

% of
Sales

April 26,
2013

% of
Sales

April 27,
2012

% of
Sales

Operating income as reported

















Net sales

$278,683


$366,015


$348,808


$314,720


Cost of sales

72,939

26.2%

98,081

26.8%

177,095

50.8%

180,940

57.5%

Operating wages

107,897

38.7%

136,287

37.2%

37,259

10.7%

27,787

8.8%

Other operating

67,339

24.2%

81,453

22.3%

28,094

8.1%

19,182

6.1%

SG&A

(127,043)

-45.6%

28,054

7.7%

231,428

66.3%

56,857

18.1%

Deprec & amort

13,344

4.8%

23,576

6.4%

12,419

3.6%

9,454

3.0%

Intangible impairment

68,409

24.5%

-



-



-


Loss on sale of Mimi's Cafe

57,743

20.7%

-


-



-


Total as reported

18,053

6.5%

(1,436)

-0.4%

(137,487)

-39.4%

20,500

6.5%













Adjustments
























Net sales

(19,968)



(1,899)



-



-


Cost of sales

(5,259)



(505)



-



-


Operating wages

(9,276)



(902)



-



-


Other operating

(6,181)



(138)



-



-


SG&A

146,922



(2,761)



(168,324)



760


Deprec & amort

3,924



-



-



-


Intangible impairment

(68,409)



-



-



-


Loss on sale of Mimi's Cafe

(57,743)



-



-



-


Total adjustments

(23,945)



2,407



168,324



(760)














Adjusted operating income
























Net sales

258,715



364,116



348,808



314,720


Cost of sales

67,680

26.2%

97,576

26.8%

177,095

50.8%

180,940

57.5%

Operating wages

98,621

38.1%

135,385

37.2%

37,259

10.7%

27,787

8.8%

Other operating

61,159

23.6%

81,315

22.3%

28,094

8.1%

19,182

6.1%

SG&A

19,879

7.7%

25,293

6.9%

63,104

18.1%

57,617

18.3%

Deprec & amort

17,268

6.7%

23,576

6.5%

12,419

3.6%

9,454

3.0%

Total adjusted operating (loss) income

(5,892)

-2.3%

971

0.3%

30,837

8.8%

19,740

6.3%

 


 


Consolidated Results


Three Months Ended


April 26, 2013


% of sales


April 27, 2012


% of sales

Net sales

$ 353,877




$ 413,528











Cost of sales

112,008


31.7%


125,230


30.3%

Operating wages

108,646


30.7%


135,647


32.8%

Other operating

50,539


14.3%


62,457


15.1%

S,G&A

45,776


12.9%


40,218


9.7%

Deprec & amort

17,655


5.0%


21,185


5.1%

Loss on sale of Mimi's Cafe

57,743


16.3%


-











Operating (loss) income

(38,490)


-10.9%


28,791


7.0%









Interest

505


0.1%


1,909


0.5%









Pre-tax (loss) income

(38,995)


-11.0%


26,882


6.5%









(Benefit) provision for income taxes

(66,019)


-18.7%


4,846


1.2%









Net Income

$ 27,024


7.6%


$ 22,036


5.3%









EPS - basic

$ 0.97




$ 0.76



EPS - diluted

$ 0.97




$ 0.76











Dividends paid per share

$ 0.275




$ 0.250











Weighted average shares outstanding:











Basic

27,767




28,991



Dilutive stock options

134




143



Diluted

27,901




29,134











Shares outstanding at quarter-end:

27,418




28,610











Income taxes, as a percentage of pre-tax income, were 169.3% vs.18.0%









 



Segment Results


Three Months Ended


Bob Evans Restaurants


Mimi's Cafe


BEF Foods


April 26,
2013

April 27,
2012


April 26,
2013

April 27,
2012


April 26,
2013

April 27,
2012

Net sales

$241,656

$244,729


$19,968

$95,630


$92,253

$73,169










Cost of sales

24.5%

23.6%


26.3%

26.5%


51.6%

57.7%

Operating wages

37.1%

38.3%


46.5%

37.5%


10.6%

8.4%

Other operating

16.0%

15.4%


21.6%

20.5%


8.3%

7.1%

S,G&A

8.2%

7.4%


28.0%

9.2%


22.1%

18.1%

Deprec & amort

6.0%

5.2%


0.0%

6.2%


3.5%

3.6%

Loss on sale of Mimi's Cafe

0.0%

0.0%


289.2%

0.0%


0.0%

0.0%










Operating income

8.3%

10.2%


-311.5%

0.1%


3.9%

5.1%

 

Fiscal Year (FY), ended April 26, 2013, compared to the corresponding period a year ago:










Consolidated Results


Twelve Months Ended


April 26,
2013


% of
sales


April 27,
2012


% of
sales

Net sales

$ 1,608,909




$ 1,654,413











Cost of sales

486,855


30.3%


509,816


30.8%

Operating wages

512,292


31.8%


535,069


32.3%

Other operating

267,827


16.6%


268,799


16.2%

S,G&A

180,158


11.2%


150,743


9.1%

Deprec & amort

79,482


4.9%


82,112


5.0%

Asset impairment

68,409


4.3%


-


0.0%

Loss on sale of Mimi's Cafe

57,743


3.6%


-


0.0%









Operating (loss) income

(43,857)


-2.7%


107,874


6.5%









Interest

11,485


0.7%


7,884


0.5%









Pre-tax (loss) income

(55,342)


-3.4%


99,990


6.0%









(Benefit) provision for income taxes

(52,480)


-3.3%


27,140


1.6%









Net (loss) income

$ (2,862)


-0.2%


$ 72,850


4.4%









EPS - basic

$ (0.10)




$ 2.45



EPS - diluted

$ (0.10)




$ 2.45











Dividends paid per share

1.075




$ 0.950











Weighted average shares outstanding:

Basic

28,094




29,679



Dilutive stock options

-




102



Diluted

28,094




29,781











The number of antidilutive stock options outstanding at April 26, 2013 that were not included in the computation of diluted earnings per share, because to do so would have been antidilutive, were 141 shares for the fiscal year ended April 26, 2013.









Shares outstanding at year-end

27,418




28,610











Income taxes, as a percentage of pre-tax income, were 94.8% vs. 27.1%

 



Segment Results


Twelve Months Ended


Bob Evans Restaurants

Mimi's Cafe

BEF Foods


April 26,
2013

April 27,
2012

April 26,
2013

April 27,
2012

April 26,
2013

April 27,
2012

Net sales

$981,418

$973,678

$278,683

$366,015

$348,808

$314,720








Cost of sales

24.1%

23.7%

26.2%

26.8%

50.8%

57.5%

Operating wages

37.4%

38.1%

38.7%

37.2%

10.7%

8.8%

Other operating

17.6%

17.3%

24.2%

22.3%

8.1%

6.1%

S,G&A

7.7%

6.8%

-45.6%

7.7%

66.3%

18.1%

Deprec & amort

5.5%

5.0%

4.8%

6.4%

3.6%

3.0%

Asset impairment

0.0%

0.0%

24.5%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Loss on sale of
Mimi's Cafe

0.0%

0.0%

20.7%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%








Operating income

7.7%

9.1%

6.5%

-0.4%

-39.4%

6.5%








Bob Evans Restaurants openings and closings, by quarter:























Fiscal Year


Beginning Total


Q1


Q2


Q3


Q4


Full Year


Closings


Ending Total


















2013


565


2


-


-


-


2


7


560

2012


563


-


2


-


2


4


2


565

2011


569


-


-


-


2


2


8


563

2010


570


-


-


-


-


-


1


569

2009


571


-


-


-


1


1


2


570

 

Bob Evans Restaurants rebuilt restaurant openings, by quarter:














Fiscal Year


Q1


Q2


Q3


Q4


Total














2013


-


-


-


-


-


2012


-


2


-


1


3


2011


-


-


1


1


2


2010


1


1


-


-


2


2009


1


3


-


-


4













 

Full realization of Bob Evans Restaurant remodel benefits:








Fiscal Year





2012

2013

2014 Est.


Assumptions:






Remodel openings

87

195

233



Total days closed for remodels

653

1,337

1,472


Financial impact:






Closed day sales

$ 2,701

$ 6,331

$ 7,500



Pre-opening expense

$ 1,571

$ 3,375

$ 3,845

 













Bob Evans Restaurant remodel openings and pre-opening expense, by fiscal year and quarter:














2013


Q1


Q2


Q3


Q4


Total














Cincinnati


2


-


-


-


2


Other markets


2


-


-


-


2


Columbus


24


17


-


-


41


Charleston


8


-


-


-


8


Ft. Wayne


-


7


4


-


11


Indianapolis


-


15


15


-


30


Flint


-


6


8


-


14


Louisville


-


-


6


20


26


Pittsburgh


-


-


-


16


16


Cleveland


-


-


7


38


45


Total restaurants


36


45


40


74


195














Pre-Opening Expense

$

510

$

773

$

771

$

1,321

$

3,375


Total days closed for remodels


254


290


258


535


1,337














2012


Q1


Q2


Q3


Q4


Total














Toledo


1


17


7


-


25


Detroit


-


14


3


-


17


Cincinnati


-


-


2


23


25


Other markets


1


-


3


16


20


Total restaurants


2


31


15


39


87














Pre-Opening Expense

$

43

$

471

$

358

$

699

$

1,571


Total days closed for remodels


7


221


118


307


653














2011


Q1


Q2


Q3


Q4


Total














Prototype


-


2


-


-


2


Dayton


-


-


10


19


29


Total restaurants


-


2


10


19


31














Pre-Opening Expense


-

$

74

$

240

$

192

$

506


Total days closed for remodels


-


21


76


73


170














2010


Q1


Q2


Q3


Q4


Total














Prototype


-


-


-


1


1


Total restaurants


-


-


-


1


1














Pre-Opening Expense


-


-


-

$

20

$

20


Total days closed for remodels


-


-


-


3


3

 

Bob Evans Restaurants same-store sales analysis (18-month core; 547 restaurants):














Fiscal 2013


Fiscal 2012


Fiscal 2011


Nominal

Menu

Real


Nominal

Menu

Real


Nominal

Menu

Real

May

0.7

2.2

(1.5)


(1.5)

0.8

(2.3)


(3.5)

1.8

(5.3)

June

(0.3)

1.9

(2.2)


(2.0)

1.0

(3.0)


(3.1)

2.0

(5.1)

July

2.3

0.9

1.4


(1.8)

2.0

(3.8)


(3.7)

2.0

(5.7)

Q1

1.0

1.6

(0.6)


(1.8)

1.3

(3.1)


(3.5)

1.9

(5.4)













August

1.5

0.9

0.6


(2.6)

2.0

(4.6)


(1.8)

2.0

(3.8)

September

(0.4)

1.4

(1.9)


(1.9)

2.0

(3.9)


(0.6)

1.8

(2.4)

October

1.6

3.1

(1.5)


(0.3)

2.0

(2.3)


(0.5)

1.8

(2.3)

Q2

1.0

1.9

(0.9)


(1.5)

2.0

(3.5)


(0.9)

1.9

(2.8)













November

2.1

2.8

(0.7)


0.1

1.9

(1.8)


6.1

1.9

4.2

December

(0.5)

2.7

(3.2)


2.4

2.2

0.2


(5.0)

1.9

(6.9)

January

3.1

2.7

0.4


2.3

2.0

0.3


(1.7)

1.4

(3.1)

Q3

1.6

2.8

(1.2)


1.6

2.0

(0.4)


(0.5)

1.8

(2.3)













February

(4.0)

3.1

(7.1)


2.2

1.7

0.5


3.2

1.0

2.2

March

3.6

3.5

0.1


(2.0)

1.7

(3.7)


(0.9)

1.0

(1.9)

April

1.7

3.4

(1.7)


(1.5)

1.8

(3.3)


1.3

1.0

0.3

Q4

0.5

3.4

(2.8)


(0.6)

1.7

(2.3)


1.2

1.0

0.2













Fiscal

1.0

2.4

(1.4)


(0.6)

1.7

(2.3)


(1.0)

1.7

(2.7)

year












 


• Key restaurant sales data (core restaurants only):










Bob Evans
Restaurants






Annual store sales ($) – FY13

$

1,741,000







Q4 FY 2013 day part mix (%):





Breakfast


31%



Lunch


38%



Dinner


31%







Q4 FY 2013 dine-in check average per guest ($):





Breakfast

$

8.64



Lunch


9.28



Dinner


9.39







Q4 FY 2013 dine-in check average per guest ($)

$

$9.10







Q4 FY 2013 dine-in check average per ticket ($)

$

$17.80







Q4 FY 2013 carry-out check average per ticket ($)

$

$15.11

 

BEF Foods historical sow cost review (average cost per hundredweight):













Fiscal Year


Q1


Q2


Q3


Q4


YTD














2013

$54.19


$43.22


$58.72


$59.07


$53.87

2012

$57.06


$67.82


$60.56


$60.41


$61.58

2011

$59.52


$60.47


$51.16


$59.05


$57.17

2010

$43.24


$32.88


$40.14


$55.91


$42.18















 Total pounds sold review:















Fiscal Year


Q1


Q2


Q3


Q4


YTD















2013

7.2%



16.1%



13.1%



21.4%



14.6%

2012

-2.7%



3.1%



0.9%



-1.3%



0.1%

2011

-1.1%



-14.7%



-7.9%



-4.6%



-7.1%

2010

-2.9%



10.1%



20.9%



4.5%



8.2%















Total pounds sold, by category:















Fiscal Year 2013:





























Category


Q1



Q2



Q3



Q4




Sausage

24.2%



24.2%



25.5%



22.0%




Sides

39.5%



37.8%



39.7%



38.7%




Frozen

5.7%



5.3%



4.2%



5.5%




Food Service

26.9%



30.0%



28.0%



30.5%




Other

3.7%



2.7%



2.6%



3.4%


















Fiscal Year 2012:





























Category


Q1



Q2



Q3



Q4




Sausage

29.1%



26.6%



28.1%



26.0%




Sides

35.0%



38.9%



41.2%



38.9%




Frozen

7.2%



6.5%



5.1%



5.4%




Food Service

24.1%



24.0%



22.2%



26.1%




Other

4.6%



4.0%



3.4%



3.6%




 

Net sales review (dollars in thousands):


















Q4 2013


YTD 2013


Q4 2012


YTD 2012

Gross sales

$

105,393

$

403,307

$

87,210

$

361,883










Less: promotions


(12,306)


(50,536)


(12,997)


(43,799)










Less: returns and slotting


(834)


(3,963)


(1,044)


(3,364)










Net sales

$

92,253

$

348,808

$

73,169

$

314,720

 

 

SOURCE Bob Evans Farms, Inc.



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