Luby's Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results

24 Mar, 2014, 09:38 ET from Luby's, Inc.

HOUSTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Luby's, Inc. (NYSE: LUB) ("Luby's") today announced unaudited financial results for its twelve-week second quarter fiscal 2014, which ended on February 12, 2014.

Chris Pappas, President and CEO, remarked, "We are pleased to have opened four new restaurants in the second quarter and one new Fuddruckers that was converted from a Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant, our largest number of openings in a single quarter. At the half way mark in our fiscal year, we have opened five new restaurants and converted one existing restaurant.  We now anticipate a total of 10 new restaurants by the end of fiscal 2014 – at the high end of our previous range of 8 to 10 new restaurants during fiscal 2014. In addition to these 10 new restaurants, we anticipate converting seven Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurants to Fuddruckers.  Our new and relocated restaurants are performing well and generating our expected returns. We are especially pleased with our side-by-side Luby's and Fuddruckers locations.  Our third side-by-side configuration opened last week in Austin, Texas and we anticipate that our guests in that market will embrace two restaurant brands at a single destination.

"At Luby's Cafeterias, same-store sales showed considerable strength, rising 4.4% as reported and increasing 1.2% when adjusted for the Thanksgiving holiday calendar shift. Year-to-date, same-store sales at our cafeterias are up 1.8% based on our on-going focus on finding ways to serve our guests better. Again in the second quarter, we demonstrated steady operating performance at our core Luby's Cafeterias and Fuddruckers brands, generating margins of 13.4%, a slight decline compared to 13.5% in the comparable quarter last year.

"At Fuddruckers, our franchise pipeline continues to grow and we are especially pleased with the international growth of the Fuddruckers system.  So far this year, we have signed three international development agreements, one for up to 10 units in Panama and Aruba, a second for up to 10 units in Chile and a third for up to 10 units in Italy, Poland and Switzerland.

"Additionally, we have launched a plan focused on improving cash flow from the acquired Cheeseburger in Paradise leasehold locations.  Out of the originally acquired 23 locations, so far we have closed six locations.  One of these six locations was re-opened as a Fuddruckers in the second quarter, three more of these six locations are currently under construction and will re-open as a Fuddruckers before the end of fiscal 2014.  We will dispose of the remaining two locations. From the remaining 17 Cheeseburger in Paradise locations operating today, we will have up to an additional five conversions to Fuddruckers by the end of fiscal 2014 as well as two disposals."

 

Leasehold Locations from Cheeseburger in Paradise Acquisition

FY2014

Year Begin

3/24/2014 Update

FY2014

Year End

Operating as Cheeseburger in Paradise

23

$

17

10

Completed Conversions to Fuddruckers

1

7

Under Renovation for conversion

3

2

Disposals

2

4

Total

23

$

23

23

 

Second Quarter Fiscal 2014 Review

Same-Store Sales Year-Over-Year Comparison:

 

Q2

2014

 

Calendar Shift Adjusted Q2

2014

 

Q2

2013

 

YTD 2014

Luby's Cafeterias

4.4%

1.2%

(0.6%)

1.8%

Fuddruckers

(2.7%)

(2.7%)

(0.1%)

(2.5%)

Koo Koo Roo

(0.9%)

(12.0%)

(20.2%)

(9.3%)

Total same-store sales

2.5%

0.1%

(0.6%)

0.6%

Note: Luby's includes a restaurant's sales results into the same-store sales calculation once that restaurant has been open for 18 consecutive accounting periods.

Total company same-store sales increased 2.5% in the second quarter. Adjusting for the calendar shift relating to the timing of Thanksgiving, total company same-store sales rose 0.1%.  Due to a year-over-year calendar shift, the second quarter fiscal 2014 included the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving whereas, in fiscal 2013, the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving was the last day of the first fiscal quarter.  Same-store sales at Luby's Cafeterias rose 4.4%. Excluding the impact of the calendar shift, same-store sales increased 1.2% at Luby's Cafeterias as customer traffic grew 1.0% and the average spend per customer increased 0.2%. Fuddruckers same-store sales declined 2.7%, as a 3.9% decline in customer traffic was partially offset by an average spend per customer increase of 1.3%. In addition, we estimate that weather events reduced Luby's Cafeteria same-store-sales by 0.7% and Fuddruckers sales by 1.5%.  These estimates reflect stores in certain markets on specific days that realized significantly reduced sales or were closed altogether due to the weather conditions.

Restaurant Sales (In thousands)

Q2 2014 (1)

Total Company

Q2 2014 (2)

Cheeseburger In Paradise (CIP)

Q2 2014

 (1) minus (2)

Ex. CIP

Q2 2013 Ex. CIP

2014 Ex. CIP vs.

2013 %

Restaurant sales

$ 83,907

$ 7,243

$ 76,663

$ 74,418

3.0%

Vending

115

115

119

(3.3%)

Culinary Contract Services

3,979

3,979

3,667

8.5%

Franchise Revenue

1,545

1,545

1,539

0.5%

Total Sales

$ 89,546

$ 7,243

$ 82,302

$ 79,743

3.2%

Note: Cheeseburger in Paradise (CIP), acquired 12-6-2012.

Second Quarter Restaurant Sales by Brand/Configuration (In thousands)

Q2 FY2014 vs Q2 FY2013

Q2 FY2014

Q2 FY2013

$ amt

%

Luby's Cafeterias

$

54,290

$

51,660

$

2,630

5.1

%

Fuddruckers

20,854

21,621

(767)

(3.5)

%

Combo locations

1,519

1,136

383

33.7

%

Cheeseburger in Paradise

7,243

7,268

(25)

(0.3)

%

Total

$

83,907

$

81,685

$

2,221

2.7

%

 

  • Restaurant sales rose to $83.9 million, compared to $81.7 million in the prior fiscal year's second quarter.  Luby's Cafeteria sales increased $2.6 million and sales from locations where we have a side-by-side Luby's Cafeteria and Fuddruckers ("combo" location) increased $0.4 million.  These sales increases were offset by a decline in sales at Fuddruckers locations of $0.8 million.  The sales increase at Luby's Cafeterias was due to a 4.4% increase in same store sales and the incremental sales contribution from one new store, partially offset by the absence of sales from one closed store.  The sales decline at Fuddruckers was due to a 2.7% decrease in same store sales and the absence of sales from two closed stores, partially offset by the incremental sales for three stores that opened during the second quarter of fiscal 2014.
  • Franchise revenue of $1.5 million in the second quarter fiscal 2014 was the same as the prior fiscal year's second quarter. 
  • Revenue from Culinary Contract Services increased to $4.0 million compared to $3.7 million in the same quarter last fiscal year. We ended the second quarter fiscal 2014 operating 22 facilities, an increase from 18 facilities at the end of the second quarter fiscal 2013.  
  • Store level profit, defined as restaurant sales less food costs, payroll and related costs, other operating expenses, and occupancy costs, was $9.3 million, or 11.0% of restaurant sales.  Removing the impact of Cheeseburger in Paradise, store level profit was $10.2 million, or 13.4% of restaurant sales. In the prior fiscal year's second quarter, store level profit was $10.0 million, or 13.5% of restaurant sales, after removing the impact of Cheeseburger in Paradise. Store level profit is a non-GAAP measure and reconciliation to income from continuing operations is presented after the financial statements.
  • We produced a loss from continuing operations of $2.1 million, or a loss of $0.07 per share, compared to income from continuing operations of $0.6 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, in the same quarter last fiscal year. Results in fiscal 2014 and fiscal 2013 included various special items. Excluding special items and the loss from Cheeseburger in Paradise, second quarter fiscal 2014 income from continuing operations was $0.2 million or $0.01 per diluted share, compared to a income from continuing operations of $47,000, or $0.00 per share in the second quarter fiscal 2013.

Reconciliation of income (loss) from continuing operations to income from continuing operations, before special items (1,2)

Q2 FY2014

Q2 FY2013

Item

Amount ($000s)

Per Share ($)

Amount ($000s)

Per Share ($)

Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations

$        (2,053)

$     (0.07)

$        634

$    0.02

Asset charges; (gain) loss on disposal of assets

1,093

0.04

(872)

(0.03)

Loss from Cheeseburger in Paradise (3)

1,124

0.04

425

0.01

Income from Continuing Operations, before special items

$          164

$      0.01

$         47

$       0.00

(1)     Luby's uses income from continuing operations, before special items, in analyzing its results, which is a non-GAAP financial measure. This information should be considered in addition to the results presented in accordance with GAAP, and should not be considered a substitute for the GAAP results. Luby's has reconciled income (loss) from continuing operations, before special items, to income from continuing operations, the nearest GAAP measure in context.

(2)     Per share amounts are per diluted share after tax.

(3)     Loss from Cheeseburger in Paradise is after allocation of depreciation, direct G&A and interest expense, net of an estimated tax benefit.

 

Second Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Expense Review

Food costs as a percentage of restaurant sales rose slightly to 29.0% in the second quarter fiscal 2014 from 28.9% in the comparable quarter last fiscal year, primarily due to higher food and beverage costs at Cheeseburger in Paradise.  Excluding the impact of Cheeseburger in Paradise, our food cost as a percentage of restaurant sales of 28.8% in the second quarter fiscal 2014 was the same as the second quarter fiscal 2013 as we continued to manage our food costs as a result of careful management as modest commodity price increases were offset by select menu price increases and higher average spend per customer.

In the second quarter fiscal 2014, payroll and related costs as a percentage of restaurant sales declined to 35.4% from 35.6% in the prior fiscal year second quarter. Excluding the impact of Cheeseburger in Paradise, payroll and related costs as a percentage of restaurant sales decreased 0.7% to 34.5% in the second quarter fiscal 2014 compared to 35.2% in the comparable quarter in the prior fiscal year. This decline was primarily due to improved labor deployment management with continued progress on matching labor schedules with anticipated daily guest traffic.

Other operating expenses include restaurant-related expenses for utilities, repairs and maintenance, advertising, insurance, supplies, and services. As a percentage of restaurant sales, other operating expenses were 18.6% compared to 17.2% in the second quarter fiscal 2013, due in part to the addition of Cheeseburger in Paradise as well as higher insurance, marketing and advertising, supplies and repairs and maintenance costs. Excluding Cheeseburger in Paradise, other operating expenses as a percent of restaurant sales were 17.9% in the second quarter fiscal 2014, an increase of 1.1% from 16.8% the same quarter last fiscal year. Approximately half of the increase in operating expenses reflects increased marketing and advertising expenditures aimed at supporting our brand awareness and driving incremental guest visits over the long term.  Other increases included higher property insurance costs, packaging supplies, repairs and maintenance expense, and electricity and gas utility expense.

Occupancy costs include property lease expense, property taxes, and common area maintenance charges.  Occupancy costs were $5.0 million in the second quarter fiscal 2014 compared to $4.9 million in the comparable period of the prior fiscal year. 

Depreciation and amortization expense increased $0.2 million to $4.5 million in the second quarter fiscal 2014 compared to the second quarter fiscal 2013 due to the increase in the depreciable asset base from recent new store construction and equipment and remodel activity, partially offset by certain assets coming to the end of their depreciable lives.

General and administrative expenses increased to $8.1 million in the second quarter fiscal 2014 from $7.7 million in the second quarter fiscal 2013. As a percentage of total revenues, general and administrative expenses rose to 9.1%, compared to 8.8% in the second quarter fiscal 2013.  The increase in general and administrative support included higher outside professional services, computer network costs, and corporate travel expense in part supporting the early stages of our restaurant unit count growth and franchise pipeline development.

Balance Sheet and Capital Expenditures

At the end of the second quarter fiscal 2014, we had $1.7 million in cash, and $173.9 million in shareholders' equity.  We ended the second quarter with a $37.0 million outstanding debt balance.  During the first two quarters of fiscal 2014, our capital expenditures totaled $19.1 million and included investments of $7.8 million on new unit development, $4.7 million on the purchase of land, $2.6 million on remodeling of existing restaurants, and $4.0 million for ongoing maintenance and technology infrastructure. 

Fiscal Year to Date:

  • Luby's generated restaurant sales of $164.9 million during the first two fiscal quarters of 2014, up from $155.7 million in the comparable quarters in the prior fiscal year.
  • Luby's Culinary Contract Services revenue rose to $8.2 million during the first two quarters of fiscal 2014, compared to $7.5 million last year. Operating profits, before general and administrative expenses, for this service line rose to $1.1 million in the first two quarters of 2014, compared to $0.7 million in the comparable quarters in the prior fiscal year.
  • Store level profit of $18.2 million, or 11.0% of restaurant sales, declined from $19.8 million, or 12.7%, in the prior fiscal year's first two quarters.

2014 Outlook

We are reiterating the sales guidance that was provided in our fourth quarter fiscal 2013 earnings press release, including same-store sales growth of up to 1% in fiscal 2014 from fiscal 2013 levels.  Total restaurant sales, including same-store sales plus the contribution from new store openings, offset by store closings, are expected to be in the range of $375 million to $385 million.  New stores openings, excluding Cheeseburger in Paradise locations that are converting to Fuddruckers, in fiscal 2014 are expected to contribute more than $8 million to total restaurant sales.  As we execute our plans to convert several Cheeseburger in Paradise locations to Fuddruckers, we expect a negative impact to sales and cash flow in the current fiscal year.  Sales will be impacted by a 60 to 90 day latency period while we close and refashion the stores; cash flow will be negatively impacted as we incur costs to close certain Cheeseburger in Paradise locations and incur costs to re-open these locations as Fuddruckers.  This outlook is sensitive to changes in economic conditions and the effects of other risks and uncertainties described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 12, 2013.

For fiscal 2014, we expect to achieve the following restaurant development milestones:

  • A total of 11 new restaurants.  Year to date through the second quarter, we have opened six new restaurants (2 Luby's Cafeterias and 4 Fuddruckers); by year end fiscal 2014, we anticipate having opened at least five additional new restaurants (2 Luby's Cafeterias and 3 Fuddruckers). 
  • At least two additional restaurant construction starts for fiscal 2015 openings.
  • Up to 10 remodel projects.  During the first two quarters of fiscal 2014, we have completed five remodel projects.
  • 6 Cheeseburger in Paradise to Fuddruckers conversions. One was completed in the second quarter fiscal 2014.

Restaurant Counts as of Fiscal Year 2014 Quarter 2 End

Restaurant Counts                      

Luby's Cafeterias

Fuddruckers Hamburgers

Cheeseburger in Paradise

Other Restaurants1

Total Restaurants

Single brands locations.

92

64

19

2

177

Combo brand locations 2

2

2

4

Total Restaurants

94

66

19

2

181

1 Other locations include one Koo Koo Roo Chicken Bistro and one Bob Luby's Seafood

2 "Combo" locations consist of a Luby's Cafeteria and a Fuddruckers at one property

 

Restaurant Counts                      

FY2014 Year Begin

YTD Q2 Openings

YTD Q2 Closings

FY2014 Q2 End

Q3 & Q4 Openings

Q3 & Q4 Closings

FY2014 Year End

Single Location – Luby's Cafeterias

91

1

92

(2)

90

Single Location – Fuddruckers

61

3

64

7

71

Single Location – Cheeseburger    in Paradise

23

(4)

19

 

(9)

10

Single Location – Other      Restaurants1

3

(1)

2

 

2

Combo Locations – Luby's &    Fuddruckers2

2

2

4

 

4

8

Total3

180

6

(5)

181

11

(11)

181

1 Other locations include one Koo Koo Roo Chicken Bistro and one Bob Luby's Seafood

2 "Combo" locations consist of a Luby's Cafeteria and a Fuddruckers at one property

3 Includes a total of seven Cheeseburger in Paradise Locations converted to Fuddruckers by fiscal year 2014

We anticipate investing approximately $35 million to $40 million in capital expenditures in fiscal 2014, including $16 million for restaurant openings and beginning construction in fiscal 2014 for fiscal 2015 openings, up to $6 million in restaurant remodels, and $11 million to purchase parcels of land for new restaurant development; the balance of projected capital expenditures include on-going maintenance of our restaurant properties and equipment and technology infrastructure investments. 

Conference Call

Luby's will host a conference call today, March 24, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., Central Time, to discuss further its second quarter fiscal 2014 results. To access the call live, dial (480) 629-9692 and ask for the Luby's conference call at least 10 minutes prior to the start time, or listen live over the Internet by visiting the events page in the investor relations section of www.lubysinc.com.  For those who cannot listen to the live call, a telephonic replay will be available through March 31, 2014 and may be accessed by calling (303) 590-3030 and using the pass code 4673273#.  Also, an archive of the webcast will be available after the call for a period of 90 days on the "Investors" section of the Company's website.

About Luby's

Luby's, Inc. operates restaurants under the brands Luby's Cafeteria and Fuddruckers and provides food service management through its Luby's Culinary Services division. The company-operated restaurants include 95 Luby's Cafeterias, 67 Fuddruckers restaurants, 17 Cheeseburger in Paradise full service restaurants and bars, one Koo Koo Roo Chicken Bistro, and one Bob Luby's Seafood Grill. Its 95 Luby's Cafeterias are located primarily in Texas. In addition to the 67 company-operated Fuddruckers locations, Luby's is the franchisor for 112 Fuddruckers franchise locations across the United States (including Puerto Rico), Canada, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. Luby's Culinary Services provides food service management to 26 sites consisting of healthcare, higher education and corporate dining locations.

This press release contains statements that are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  All statements contained in this press release, other than statements of historical fact, are "forward-looking statements" for purposes of these provisions, including the statements under the caption "Outlook" and any other statements regarding scheduled openings of units, scheduled closures of units, sales of assets, expected proceeds from the sale of assets, expected levels of capital expenditures, effects of food commodity costs, anticipated financial results in future periods and expectations of industry conditions.

The Luby's cautions readers that various factors could cause its actual financial and operational results to differ materially from those indicated by forward-looking statements made from time-to-time in news releases, reports, proxy statements, registration statements, and other written communications, as well as oral statements made from time to time by representatives of the Luby's.  The following factors, as well as any other cautionary language included in this press release, provide examples of risks, uncertainties and events that may cause the Luby's actual results to differ materially from the expectations the Luby's describes in its "forward-looking statements": general business and economic conditions; the impact of competition; our operating initiatives; fluctuations in the costs of commodities, including beef, poultry, seafood, dairy, cheese and produce; increases in utility costs, including the costs of natural gas and other energy supplies; changes in the availability and cost of labor; the seasonality of the Luby's business; changes in governmental regulations, including changes in minimum wages; the effects of inflation; the availability of credit; unfavorable publicity relating to operations, including publicity concerning food quality, illness or other health concerns or labor relations; the continued service of key management personnel; and other risks and uncertainties disclosed in the Luby's annual reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.

 

Luby's, Inc. Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited) (In thousands except per share data)

Quarter Ended

Two Quarters Ended

February 12, 2014

February 13, 2013

February 12, 2014

February 13, 2013

(12 weeks)

(12 weeks)

(24 weeks)

(24 weeks)

SALES:

Restaurant sales

$

83,907

$

81,685

$

164,852

$

155,654

Culinary contract services

3,979

3,667

8,249

7,508

Franchise revenue

1,545

1,540

3,060

3,062

Vending revenue

115

119

227

241

TOTAL SALES

89,546

87,011

176,388

166,465

COSTS AND EXPENSES:

Cost of food

24,338

23,619

47,527

44,461

Payroll and related costs

29,705

29,108

58,333

55,112

Other operating expenses

15,642

14,022

31,031

27,370

Occupancy costs

4,959

4,902

9,752

8,943

Opening costs

682

261

1,031

467

Cost of culinary contract services

3,496

3,342

7,169

6,808

Depreciation and amortization

4,499

4,312

8,843

8,430

General and administrative expenses

8,117

7,652

16,184

15,072

Provision for asset impairments, net

1,640

1,850

90

Net loss (gain) on disposition of property and equipment

16

(1,321)

67

(1,563)

Total costs and expenses

93,094

85,897

181,787

165,190

INCOME (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS

(3,548)

1,114

(5,399)

1,275

Interest income

1

2

3

4

Interest expense

(292)

(214)

(545)

(389)

Other income, net

260

207

556

451

Income (loss) before income taxes and discontinued operations

(3,579)

1,109

(5,356)

1,341

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

(1,526)

475

(2,474)

534

Income (loss) from continuing operations

(2,053)

634

(2,911)

807

Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

(131)

(454)

(818)

(537)

NET (LOSS) INCOME

$

(2,184)

$

180

$

(3,729)

$

271

Income (loss) per share from continuing operations:

Basic

$

(0.07)

$

0.02

$

(0.10)

$

0.03

Assuming dilution

(0.07)

0.02

(0.10)

0.03

Loss per share from discontinued operations:

Basic

$

(0.01)

$

(0.01)

$

(0.03)

$

(0.02)

Assuming dilution

(0.01)

(0.01)

(0.03)

(0.02)

Net (loss) income per share:

Basic

$

(0.08)

$

0.01

$

(0.13)

$

0.01

Assuming dilution

(0.08)

0.01

(0.13)

0.01

Weighted average shares outstanding:

Basic

28,775

28,614

28,770

28,500

Assuming dilution

28,775

28,825

28,770

28,698

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

The following table contains information derived from the Company's Consolidated Statements of Operations expressed as a percentage of sales.  Percentages may not add due to rounding.

Quarter Ended

Two Quarters Ended

February 12,

February 13,

February 12,

February 13,

2014

2013

2014

2013

(12 weeks)

(12 weeks)

(24 weeks)

(24 weeks)

Restaurant sales

93.7

%

93.9

%

93.5

%

93.5

%

Culinary contract services

4.4

%

4.2

%

4.7

%

4.5

%

Franchise revenue

1.7

%

1.8

%

1.7

%

1.8

%

Vending revenue

0.1

%

0.1

%

0.1

%

0.1

%

   TOTAL SALES

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

COSTS AND EXPENSES:

(As a percentage of restaurant sales)

Cost of food

29.0

%

28.9

%

28.8

%

28.6

%

Payroll and related costs

35.4

%

35.6

%

35.4

%

35.4

%

Other operating expenses

18.6

%

17.2

%

18.8

%

17.6

%

Occupancy

5.9

%

6.0

%

5.9

%

5.7

%

Store level profit

11.0

%

12.3

%

11.0

%

12.7

%

(As a percentage of total sales)

General and administrative expenses

9.1

%

8.8

%

9.2

%

9.1

%

INCOME (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS

(4.0)

%

1.3

%

(3.1)

%

0.8

%

 

The following table removes the Restaurant Sales, Cost of food, Payroll and related costs, Other operating expenses, and Occupancy costs related to operating the Cheeseburger in Paradise locations.  As a result, the following table illustrates the costs as a percentage of restaurant sales for our core brands of Luby's and Fuddruckers combined.  Percentages may not add due to rounding.

Quarter Ended

Two Quarters Ended

February 12,

February 13,

February 12,

February 13,

2014

2013

2014

2013

(12 weeks)

(12 weeks)

(24 weeks)

(24 weeks)

Restaurant sales

93.1

%

93.3

%

92.8

%

93.2

%

Culinary contract services

4.8

%

4.6

%

5.1

%

4.7

%

Franchise revenue

1.9

%

1.9

%

1.9

%

1.9

%

Vending revenue

0.1

%

0.1

%

0.1

%

0.2

%

   TOTAL SALES

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

COSTS AND EXPENSES:

(As a percentage of restaurant sales)

Cost of food

28.8

%

28.8

%

28.4

%

28.5

%

Payroll and related costs

34.5

%

35.2

%

34.4

%

35.2

%

Other operating expenses

17.9

%

16.8

%

18.0

%

17.4

%

Occupancy

5.5

%

5.8

%

5.6

%

5.6

%

Store level profit

13.4

%

13.5

%

13.5

%

13.3

%

(As a percentage of total sales)

General and administrative expenses

9.4

%

9.2

%

9.5

%

9.2

%

INCOME (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS

(0.5)

%

2.0

%

(0.3)

%

1.1

%

 

 

Luby's, Inc. Consolidated Balance Sheets (In thousands, except share data)

February 12,

2014

August 28,

2013

(Unaudited)

ASSETS

Current Assets:

   Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,685

$

1,523

   Trade accounts and other receivables, net

3,625

4,083

   Food and supply inventories

5,325

4,985

   Prepaid expenses

2,520

3,310

   Assets related to discontinued operations

12

81

   Deferred income taxes

1,672

1,635

      Total current assets

14,839

15,617

Property held for sale

449

Assets related to discontinued operations

4,047

4,203

Property and equipment, net

199,643

190,510

Intangible assets, net

24,810

25,517

Goodwill

1,755

2,169

Deferred income taxes

10,961

7,923

Other assets

3,867

4,257

Total assets

$

259,922

$

250,645

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current Liabilities:

   Accounts payable

$

19,515

$

23,655

   Liabilities related to discontinued operations

493

477

   Accrued expenses and other liabilities

20,629

21,868

      Total current liabilities

40,637

46,000

Credit facility debt

37,000

19,200

Liabilities related to discontinued operations

396

327

Other liabilities

7,998

7,986

      Total liabilities

86,031

73,513

Commitments and Contingencies

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Common stock, $0.32 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; Shares issued were 28,877,504 and 28,804,344, respectively; Shares outstanding were 28,377,504 and 28,304,344, respectively

9,244

9,217

   Paid-in capital

26,526

26,065

   Retained earnings

142,896

146,625

   Less cost of treasury stock, 500,000 shares

(4,775)

(4,775)

      Total shareholders' equity

173,891

177,132

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

259,922

$

250,645

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

Luby's, Inc. Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited) (In thousands)

Two Quarters Ended

February 12,

2014

February 13,

2013

(24 weeks)

(24 weeks)

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

Net income (loss)

$

(3,729)

$

271

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Provision for asset impairments, net of gains/losses on property sales

2,362

(967)

Depreciation and amortization

8,916

8,467

Amortization of debt issuance cost

52

52

Non-cash compensation expense

157

Share-based compensation expense

488

371

Tax increase on stock options

37

Deferred tax benefit

(3,075)

(146)

Cash provided by operating activities before changes in operating assets and liabilities

5,014

8,242

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of business acquisition:

Decrease in trade accounts and other receivables

458

385

Increase in food and supply inventories

(299)

(412)

Decrease (increase) in prepaid expenses and other assets

1,131

(37)

Decrease in accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

(5,464)

(611)

Net cash provided by operating activities

840

7,567

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

Proceeds from disposal of assets and property held for sale

567

3,571

Purchases of property and equipment

(19,082)

(11,435)

Acquisition of Cheeseburger in Paradise

(10,706)

Decrease in note receivable

23

20

Net cash used in investing activities

(18,492)

(18,550)

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

Credit facility borrowings

57,300

37,100

Credit facility repayments

(39,500)

(24,600)

Proceed from exercise of stock options

9

157

Debt issuance costs

Net cash provided by financing activities

17,809

12,657

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

157

1,674

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

1,528

1,223

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

1,685

$

2,897

Cash paid for:

Income taxes

$

$

Interest

470

334

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

Although store level profit, defined as restaurant sales less cost of food, payroll and related costs and other operating expenses is a non-GAAP measure, we believe its presentation is useful because it explicitly shows the results of our most significant reportable segment. The following table reconciles between store level profit, a non-GAAP measure to income from continuing operations, a GAAP measure:

 

Quarter Ended

Two Quarters Ended

February 12, 2014

February 13, 2013

February 12, 2014

February 13, 2013

(12 weeks)

(12 weeks)

(24 weeks)

(24 weeks)

(In thousands)

 

Store level profit

$           9,263

$         10,033

$      18,208

$      19,767

Plus:

Sales from vending revenue

115

119

227

241

Sales from culinary contract services

3,979

3,667

8,249

7,508

Sales from franchise revenue

1,545

1,540

3,060

3,062

Less:

Opening costs

682

261

1,031

467

Cost of culinary contract services

3,496

3,342

7,169

6,808

Depreciation and amortization

4,499

4,312

8,843

8,430

General and administrative expenses

8,117

7,652

16,184

15,072

Provision for asset impairments, net

1,640

1,850

90

Net loss (gain) on disposition of property and equipment

16

(1,321)

67

(1,563)

Interest income

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

Interest expense

292

214

545

389

Other income, net

(260)

(207)

(556)

(451)

Provision for income taxes

(1,526)

475

(2,474)

534

     Income (loss) from continuing operations

$        (2,053)

$               634

$       (2,911)

$            807

Notes related to financial statements in press release:

Reclassifications & Corrections

1)       In Luby's most recent Form 10K, Occupancy cost have been reclassified from Other operating expenses to a separate line item on the Consolidated Statement of operations and group insurance, employer portion of 401k matching and employee meal costs have been reclassified from Other operating expenses to Payroll and related costs to provide for improved comparability to other restaurant companies. 

2)       The operating results of 2 Cheeseburger locations closed in the quarter were reclassified to discontinued operations as part of a disposal plan related to select Cheeseburger in Paradise locations.  One previously held for sale leasehold property in discontinued operations since fiscal 2010 was reclassified to continuing operations in the quarter due the decision to build a Luby's Fuddruckers Combo on the site.

3)       Correction of immaterial errors in previously issued financial statements - In the second quarter of fiscal year 2014, Luby's identified errors in prepaid assets and payroll and related liabilities. The errors impacted all prior reporting periods beginning in 2007. While these errors were not material to any previously issued annual or quarterly consolidated financial statements, management concluded that correcting the cumulative errors and related tax effects would be material to consolidated financial statements for the quarter and two quarters ended February 12, 2014 and to the expected results of operations for the fiscal year ending August 27, 2014. Accordingly, Luby's will revise its prior period annual and quarterly consolidated financial statements to correct the errors in future SEC filings.  The cumulative effect on retained earnings as of August 28, 2013, was a reduction of $386,000.

For additional information contact: Dennard-Lascar Associates 713-529-6600 Rick Black / Sheila Stuewe Investor Relations

SOURCE Luby's, Inc.