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Frisch's Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results

CINCINNATI, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Frisch's Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE MKT: FRS) reported an increase in earnings from continuing operations on a modest decline in revenue from continuing operations during its 12-week fiscal 2013 third quarter that ended March 5, 2013. Consolidated revenue from continuing operations declined 1.1 percent to $45,771,994 from $46,284,545 in last year's third quarter.  Earnings from continuing operations for the quarter increased 1.9 percent to $1,747,849, up from $1,715,217 in last year's third quarter. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $0.34 per share compared with $0.35 per share last year. Year-to-date revenue from continuing operations was $154,919,802 versus $157,583,464 in the prior year, while year-to-date earnings from continuing operations grew 11.2 percent to $4,706,226 ($0.93 diluted earnings per share) from $4,234,070 ($0.86 diluted earnings per share) in the prior year. The current fiscal year's year-to-date net earnings amounted to $4,548,521 or $0.90 diluted net earnings per share.

Net earnings for last year's 12-week third quarter (ended March 6, 2012) amounted to $2,812,720 or $0.57 diluted net earnings per share.  Last year's third quarter includes results from discontinued operations, which contributed $1,097,503 (net of tax) or $0.22 diluted earnings per share. Net earnings for last year's year-to-date amounted to $3,326,543 or $0.67 diluted net earnings per share, which includes the effect of the loss of $907,527 (net of tax) from discontinued operations.  Discontinued operations consist of the last year's operating results from Golden Corral restaurants.  As reported previously, the Company disposed of its Golden Corral restaurant operations in May 2012, which consisted of the assets of 29 restaurants.  In addition, the Company had previously closed six under-performing Golden Corral restaurants in August 2011, which resulted in a non-cash pretax asset impairment charge of $4,000,000 that was recorded in the first quarter fiscal 2012. 

Same store sales from continuing operations were down 0.9 percent in the third quarter fiscal 2013 while overall sales decreased 1.1 percent as a result of last fiscal year's closures of underperforming Frisch's Big Boy restaurants, offset in part by new restaurant openings.  Gross profit from continuing operations increased 0.5 percent in the quarter versus the prior year, resulting from relatively flat food and payroll costs as a percentage of revenues combined with menu price increases. 

At the Corporate level, administrative and advertising expense decreased 1.9 percent in third quarter fiscal 2013 primarily as a result of lower head count resulting from cost cutting measures implemented in fiscal 2013.  The effective tax rate from continuing operations increased to 26.2 percent in the quarter compared to 15.4 percent in last year's third quarter, mostly due to changes in available tax credits.

As reported previously, on July 25, 2012, the Board of Directors declared a special one-time cash dividend of $9.50 per share which was paid on September 14, 2012 to shareholders of record on August 31, 2012.  The total for the special dividend amounted to $47,963,000 and accounts for significant changes in cash balances and shareholders' equity as of March 5, 2013 as compared with fiscal 2012 year end.

Craig F. Maier, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Our third quarter showed mixed results as lower same store customer counts were partly offset by menu price increases and new store openings while our payroll and related costs, as a percentage of sales, improved over the prior year resulting in gross profit margin improving to 10.9 percent in the quarter versus 10.7 percent in the prior year.  In addition, our administrative costs continue to benefit from staff reductions at our corporate headquarters. The staff reductions provide a better match of our overhead structure with our business after the sale of our Golden Corral units."

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Frisch's Restaurants, Inc. is a regional company that operates full service family-style restaurants under the name "Frisch's Big Boy."   All Frisch's Big Boy restaurants are currently located in various regions of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

The Company owns the trademark "Frisch's" and has exclusive, irrevocable ownership of the rights to the "Big Boy" trademark, trade name and service marks in the states of Kentucky and Indiana, and in most of Ohio and Tennessee.  All of the Frisch's Big Boy restaurants also offer "drive-thru" service.  The Company also licenses Frisch's Big Boy restaurants to other operators, currently in certain parts of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

The Company opened one new Frisch's Big Boy restaurant in August in our first quarter and opened a second new Frisch's restaurant on March 4, 2013.  The Company currently operates 95 company-owned Frisch's Big Boy restaurants and there are an additional 25 franchised Frisch's Big Boy restaurants that are operated by licensees. 

The Company has reported a profit every year since going public in 1960, and paid cash dividends to shareholders every quarter over the same period.

Statements contained in this news release which are not historical facts are forward looking statements as that item is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995. Such forward looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from estimated results. Such risks and uncertainties are detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

[See attached Financial Statements]

Frisch's Restaurants, Inc. and Subsidiaries

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF EARNINGS (unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share data)












40 weeks ended


12 weeks ended



March 5,


March 6,


March 5,


March 6,



2013


2012


2013


2012










Sales

$   154,920


$   157,583


$    45,772


$    46,285

Cost of sales









Food and paper

51,857


53,225


15,422


15,616


Payroll and related

54,367


55,751


16,281


16,514


Other operating costs

31,961


32,683


9,102


9,214



138,185


141,659


40,805


41,344

Gross profit

16,735


15,924


4,967


4,941


Administrative and advertising

10,109


10,330


2,695


2,748


Franchise fees and other revenue

(1,057)


(994)


(306)


(300)


Loss (Gain) on sale of assets

14


(191)


-


(191)


Impairment of long lived assets

70


328


-


328

Operating profit 

7,599


6,451


2,578


2,356


Interest expense

760


1,137


209


328

Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes

6,839


5,314


2,369


2,028

Income taxes

2,133


1,080


621


313

Earnings from continuing operations

4,706


4,234


1,748


1,715

(Loss) Earnings from discontinued operations, net of tax

(157)


(907)


-


1,098

NET EARNINGS 

$       4,549


$       3,327


$     1,748


$     2,813










Earnings per share (EPS) of common stock:









Basic net earnings per share:









Earnings from continuing operations

$        0.94


$        0.86


$       0.35


$       0.35


(Loss) Earnings from discontinued operations

$       (0.03)


$       (0.19)


$          -


$       0.22


Basic net earnings per share

$        0.91


$        0.67


$       0.35


$       0.57


Diluted net earnings per share:









Earnings from continuing operations

$        0.93


$        0.86


$       0.34


$       0.35


(Loss) Earnings from discontinued operations

$       (0.03)


$       (0.19)


$          -


$       0.22


Diluted net earnings per share

$        0.90


$        0.67


$       0.34


$       0.57

Diluted average shares outstanding

5,039


4,942


5,073


4,948

Depreciation included above

$       7,936


$       7,849


$     2,402


$     2,375

Opening expense included above

$         461


$         398


$        183


$            -



















 

Frisch's Restaurants, Inc. and Subsidiaries

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(In thousands of dollars)




March 5,


May 29,





2013


2012





(unaudited)




Assets






Current assets







Cash and equivalents

$        3,011


$     49,455




Receivables

1,512


1,683




Inventories

6,531


5,590




Other current assets

2,340


3,010




Current assets of discontinued operations

-


190





13,394


59,928










Property and equipment

102,955


102,139










Other assets







Goodwill & other intangible assets

776


777




Property held for sale and land investments

8,968


11,484




Deferred income taxes and other

5,566


5,641





15,310


17,902












$     131,659


$   179,969









Liabilities and shareholders' equity






Current liabilities







Accounts payable

$        7,424


$       6,293




Accrued expenses

7,568


7,342




Other

5,917


7,857




Current liabilities of discontinued operations

-


683





20,909


22,175










Long-term obligations







Long-term debt

10,338


14,446




Other long-term obligations

22,179


21,623





32,517


36,069










Shareholders' equity

78,233


121,725












$     131,659


$   179,969









SOURCE Frisch's Restaurants, Inc.



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