LRI Holdings, Inc., the Parent Company of Logan's Roadhouse, Inc., Announces Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015

02 Nov, 2015, 16:41 ET from LRI Holdings, Inc.

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- LRI Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Logan's Roadhouse, Inc., today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2015 ended August 2, 2015.

Highlights for the Fourth Quarter 2015 Compared to the Fourth Quarter 2014 (*):

  • Total revenue was $150.2 million compared to $170.1 million, a decrease of 11.7%.
  • Comparable restaurant sales decreased 3.8%, including an average check increase of 4.4% and customer traffic decrease of 7.9%.
  • Net loss of $114.0 million compared to a net loss of $40.0 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA decreased 69.6% to $4.3 million from $14.1 million. (**)

Selected Highlights for Fiscal year 2015 Compared to Fiscal year 2014 (*):

  • Total revenue was $614.3 million compared to $640.9 million, a decrease of 4.1%.
  • Comparable restaurant sales decreased 2.4%, including an average check increase of 4.9%, which was offset by customer traffic decrease of 6.9%.
  • Net loss of $144.8 million compared to a net loss of $62.8 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA decreased 34.4% to $31.4 million from $47.9 million. (**)

(*)Fiscal year 2014 was a 53 week year and the fourth quarter 2014 contained 14 weeks versus 52 weeks in fiscal year 2015 and 13 weeks in the fourth quarter 2015.
(**) Please see reconciliation table at the end of this release.

Samuel Borgese, President and Chief Executive Officer of Logan's Roadhouse, Inc., stated, "Our financial results for the fourth quarter of 2015 continue to reflect the effect of the purposed structural changes we are making in the business. We continue to focus our efforts on building a foundation of quality in the food we serve and the services our employees provide to all of our loyal customers. The business has endured headwinds both internally, due to operations and consumer positioning, and externally from highly volatile beef commodity pricing and unpredictable consumer sentiment towards casual dining. Furthermore, our focus on significantly improving key metrics of guest satisfaction, achieving improved commodity pricing and the implementation of controls over costs in all areas of our business will further validate that our business strategy is the right one. We are confident that our current business approach will ultimately build strength back into the Logan's Roadhouse brand as we continue it's repositioning in the marketplace. We are intensely focused on maintaining Logan's as a favored destination with an unmatched guest experience for many years to come."

Additional discussion and analysis of the Company's financial condition and results of operations can be found in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended August 2, 2015. It is available at www.logansroadhouse.com under the investor relations section.

Conference Call
The Company will host a conference call on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. ET to discuss its financial results for the fourth quarter and year-to-date periods of fiscal year 2015. The conference call will be hosted by Sam Borgese, President and Chief Executive Officer and Ed Schwartz, Chief Financial Officer.

The domestic dial-in number for the call is 888-820-9418, and the international dial-in number is 913-312-1276. Please call approximately 10 minutes in advance to ensure that you are connected prior to the presentation. A telephone replay will be available beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET on Monday, November 2, 2015 through 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, November 9, 2015, and may be accessed by using the domestic replay number 877-870-5176 or the international replay number 858-384-5517; the passcode is 456887. The archived webcast may be accessed at http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=117023 and will be available for one year.

About Logan's Roadhouse
Logan's Roadhouse is a casual dining steakhouse offering our guests wood-fire-grilled steaks, made-from-scratch recipes, fresh ingredients and southern-inspired signature dishes in a roadhouse atmosphere. Logan's opened its first restaurant in 1991 in Lexington, KY, and is headquartered in Nashville, TN. Logan's Roadhouse consists of 230 company-operated and 26 franchised restaurants in 23 states. LRI Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of Logan's Roadhouse.

Contact
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InvestorRelations@logansroadhouse.com
(855) 255-2789

 

LRI HOLDINGS, INC CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

















(In thousands)

Thirteen weeks ended August 2, 2015


Fourteen weeks ended August 3, 2014


Fifty-two weeks ended August 2, 2015


Fifty-three weeks ended August 3, 2014


(unaudited)


(unaudited)





Revenues:








  Net sales

$

149,583



$

169,455



$

611,998



$

638,665


  Franchise fees and royalties

601



599



2,311



2,216


     Total revenues

150,184



170,054



614,309



640,881


Costs and expenses:








  Restaurant operating costs:








     Cost of goods sold

55,273



58,937



221,592



218,448


     Labor and other related expenses

46,132



51,614



188,887



195,245


     Occupancy costs

14,181



13,697



56,368



55,200


     Other restaurant operating expenses

24,132



26,363



94,437



103,024


  Depreciation and amortization

4,955



5,195



20,252



20,366


  Pre-opening expenses



43



263



324


  General and administrative

10,056



8,156



33,290



31,564


  Goodwill and intangible asset impairment

104,010



29,665



104,010



29,665


  Store impairment and closing charges

7,826



5,096



10,588



7,139


     Total costs and expenses

266,565



198,766



729,687



660,975


     Operating loss

(116,381)



(28,712)



(115,378)



(20,094)


Interest expense, net

10,735



11,163



42,530



42,570


     Loss before income taxes

(127,116)



(39,875)



(157,908)



(62,664)


Income tax (benefit) provision

(13,130)



109



(13,122)



109


     Net loss

$

(113,986)



$

(39,984)



$

(144,786)



$

(62,773)


 

 

 

LRI HOLDINGS, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS









(In thousands, except share data)

August 2, 2015


August 3, 2014

ASSETS




Current assets:




  Cash and cash equivalents

$

26,331



$

9,170


  Receivables

10,201



9,734


  Inventories

13,192



13,832


  Prepaid expenses and other current assets

6,293



6,887


  Income taxes receivable



115


  Deferred income taxes

1,745




     Total current assets

57,762



39,738


Property and equipment, net

176,165



209,078


Other assets

9,905



13,273


Goodwill

93,988



163,368


Tradename

36,621



71,251


Other intangible assets, net

15,083



17,190


     Total assets

$

389,524



$

513,898


LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDER'S EQUITY (DEFICIT)




Current liabilities:




  Accounts payable

$

16,647



$

17,414


  Payable to RHI

2,943



2,721


  Income taxes payable

20




  Other current liabilities and accrued expenses

50,841



51,683


     Total current liabilities

70,451



71,818


Long-term debt

374,175



355,000


Deferred income taxes

15,990



27,607


Other long-term obligations

60,820



46,599


     Total liabilities

521,436



501,024


Commitments and contingencies




Stockholder's equity (deficit):




  Common stock ($0.01 par value; 100 shares authorized; 1 share issued and outstanding)




  Additional paid-in capital

230,000



230,000


  Retained earnings (deficit)

(361,912)



(217,126)


     Total stockholder's equity (deficit)

(131,912)



12,874


     Total liabilities and stockholder's equity (deficit)

$

389,524



$

513,898


 

 

 

LRI HOLDINGS, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS










Fiscal year

Cash flows from operating activities:

2015


2014

  Net loss

$

(144,786)



$

(62,773)


  Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:




    Depreciation and amortization

20,252



20,366


    Other amortization

2,180



2,197


    Loss on sale/disposal of property and equipment

3,144



3,023


    Amortization of deferred gain on sale and leaseback transactions

(132)



(50)


    Impairment charges for long-lived assets

3,852



7,139


    Goodwill and intangible asset impairment

104,010



29,665


    Share-based compensation

(49)



1,728


    Deferred income taxes

(13,362)



(138)


  Changes in operating assets and liabilities:




    Receivables

(467)



(151)


    Inventories

79



(1,140)


    Prepaid expenses and other current assets

1,444



(2,550)


    Other non-current assets and intangibles

1,216



(33)


    Accounts payable

(34)



(1,611)


    Payable to RHI

271



(125)


    Income taxes payable/receivable

135



317


    Other current liabilities and accrued expenses

(859)



(669)


    Other long-term obligations

10,966



4,179


       Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

(12,140)



(626)


Cash flows from investing activities:




  Purchase of property and equipment

(12,332)



(15,663)


  Proceeds from sale and leaseback transactions, net of expenses

22,458



1,751


       Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

10,126



(13,912)


Cash flows from financing activities:




  Payments on revolving credit facility

(25,925)



(36,000)


  Borrowings on revolving credit facility

45,100



36,000


       Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

19,175




       Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

17,161



(14,538)


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

9,170



23,708


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

26,331



$

9,170


 

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains statements about future events and expectations that constitute forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "plan," "seek," "will," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "believe" or the negative thereof or similar terminology. These statements are based on management's beliefs, assumptions and expectations of our future financial and operating performance and growth plans, taking into account the information currently available. These statements are not statements of historical fact. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from the expectations of future results we express or imply in any forward-looking statements and you should not place undue reliance on such statements. Please refer to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended August 2, 2015, and other reports that we have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, for a discussion of risk factors that may contribute to these differences. Any forward-looking information presented herein is made only as of the date of this supplemental report, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information to reflect changes in assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or otherwise.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release also contains non-GAAP financial measures such as EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, and Adjusted EBITDAR. The Company believes that these measures, together with reconciliations to the most comparable GAAP measure, are helpful to both management and investors in understanding and analyzing financial performance. However, the Company's non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to similarly titled non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. These non-GAAP measures have limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for GAAP financial measures.

To the extent we discuss any non-GAAP financial measures on the earnings call, a reconciliation of each measure to the most directly comparable GAAP measure is available in this press release. In addition, the Current Report on Form 8-K furnished to the SEC concurrent with the issuance of this press release includes a more detailed description of each of these non-GAAP financial measures, together with a discussion of the usefulness and purpose of such measures.

 

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR


The following table sets forth a reconciliation of net (loss) income, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure to EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR.

















(In thousands)

Thirteen weeks ended August 2, 2015


Fourteen weeks ended August 3, 2014


Fifty-two weeks ended August 2, 2015


Fifty-three weeks ended August 3, 2014

Net loss

$

(113,986)



$

(39,984)



$

(144,786)



$

(62,773)


Interest expense, net

10,735



11,163



42,530



42,570


Income tax expense (benefit)

(13,130)



109



(13,122)



109


Depreciation and amortization

4,955



5,195



20,252



20,366


      EBITDA

(111,426)



(23,517)



(95,126)



272


Adjustments








Sponsor management fees(a)

250



250



1,000



1,000


Non-cash asset write-offs:








  Goodwill and tradename impairment(b)

104,010



29,665



104,010



29,665


  Restaurant impairment(c)

920



5,096



3,682



7,139


  Loss on disposal of property and equipment(d)

526



750



2,369



2,283


Restructuring costs(e)

1,743



161



3,815



14


Pre-opening expenses (excluding rent)(f)



29



237



282


Hedging (gain) loss (g)

(44)








Losses on sales of property(h)

137



747



476



758


Non-cash rent adjustment(i)

777



679



3,372



3,647


Non-cash stock-based compensation(j)

121



374



(49)



1,728


Other adjustments(k)

7,291



(93)



7,620



1,089


     Adjusted EBITDA

4,305



14,141



31,406



47,877


Cash rent expense(l)

10,930



10,526



42,975



41,790


     Adjusted EBITDAR

$

15,235



$

24,667



$

74,381



$

89,667


     



(a)

Sponsor management fees consist of fees payable to certain affiliates of Kelso & Company, L.P. ("Kelso") under an advisory agreement.



(b)

We recorded goodwill and tradename impairment charges in fiscal year 2015 and fiscal year 2014.



(c)

Restaurant impairment charges were recorded in connection with the determination that the carrying value of certain of our restaurants exceeded their estimated fair value.



(d)

Loss on disposal of property and equipment consists of the loss on disposal or retirement of assets that are not fully depreciated.



(e)

Restructuring costs include severance, consulting fees related to improving our supply chain practices, hiring replacement costs and other related charges, including the reversal of any such charges.



(f)

Pre-opening expenses (excluding rent) include expenses directly associated with the opening of a new restaurant.



(g)

Hedging (gain) loss represents the gain or loss on the forward contract for fuel which expired in July 2015.



(h)

We recognize losses in connection with the sale and leaseback of restaurants when the fair value of the property being sold is less than the undepreciated cost of the property.



(i)

Non-cash rent adjustments represent the non-cash rent expense calculated as the difference between GAAP rent expense and amounts payable in cash under the leases during such time period. In measuring our operational performance, we focus on our cash rent payments.



(j)

Non-cash stock-based compensation represents compensation expense recognized for time-based stock options issued by Roadhouse Holding Inc.



(k)

Other adjustments include non-recurring expenses and professional fees, legal and settlement fees related to contract termination, legal fees associated with Fair Labor Standards Act litigation, ongoing expenses of closed restaurants, as well as inventory write-offs, employee termination buyouts and incidental charges related to restaurant closings.



(l)

Cash rent expense represents actual cash payments required under our leases.

 

SOURCE LRI Holdings, Inc.