RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Results

Freitag, 23.09.2016 12:35 von

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DALLAS, Sept. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:RAVE) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended 2016 ended June 26, 2016.

Fourth Quarter Highlights:

  • Total consolidated revenue increased 13.3% to $15.7 million compared to $13.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015. 
  • Pie Five comparable store retail sales decreased 12.0% from the same period of the prior year.
  • Pie Five system-wide total retail sales increased 59.2%, and average weekly sales decreased 14.5%, year over year.
  • Pizza Inn domestic comparable store retail sales increased 0.3% from the same period of the prior year, while total domestic retail sales decreased by 5.1%.
  • Net loss of $2.3 million was $1.7 million greater than the same quarter of the prior year primarily due to $0.9 million in impairment expense and reduced income from Company-owned restaurants.
  • Adjusted EBITDA fell by $0.6 million over the same quarter of the prior year to a negative $0.4 million.

Annual Highlights:

  • Total consolidated revenue increased 26.2% to $60.8 million compared to fiscal 2015. 
  • Pie Five comparable store retail sales decreased 5.1% from the prior year.
  • Pie Five system-wide total retail sales increased 110%, and average weekly sales decreased 10.0%, year over year.
  • Pizza Inn domestic comparable store retail sales decreased 1.0% from the prior year, while total domestic retail sales decreased by 4.6%.
  • Net loss of $8.9 million was $7.0 million greater than prior year primarily due to $1.7 million of impairment charges, a $4.9 million valuation allowance against deferred tax assets, and reduced income from Company-owned restaurants.
  • Adjusted EBITDA decreased by $0.9 million over prior year to negative $0.3 million.
  • Net addition of 34 Pie Five restaurants opened during the year bringing the total Pie Five restaurants open at the end of the fiscal year to 88.
  • Pie Five signed ten new development agreements with commitments to build up to 171 restaurants in 12 states.

RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:RAVE) today announced results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 26, 2016.  The Company's net loss of $2.3 million in the fourth quarter was $1.7 million greater than the comparable period in the prior fiscal year primarily due to impairment expenses and reduced income from Company-owned restaurants.  Similarly, net loss of $8.9 million for fiscal 2016 was $7.0 million greater than prior year primarily due to $1.7 million of impairment charges, a $4.9 million valuation allowance against deferred tax assets, and reduced income from Company-owned restaurants.  Adjusted EBITDA for the year fell by $0.9 million to negative $0.3 million.

"Sales trends in the fourth quarter were very challenging for the Pie Five system, as was the case in much of the fast casual segment," said Clinton Coleman, Interim Chief Executive Officer for Rave Restaurant Group, Inc.  "Comparable store sales in our Dallas-Fort Worth market declined following two years of strongly positive trends, and the newer restaurants that recently entered the comparable store base also experienced a decline in sales compared to their initial year.  While we have been disappointed by the sales volume sustained after the initial opening months by our recently opened Company-owned Pie Five restaurants outside of the DFW market, we continue to be pleased with the growth of the Pie Five franchise system and the average initial sales achieved by the new franchised restaurants."

"We recently added several experienced leaders to the Rave management team and we are fully engaged in addressing these trends at Pie Five," said Coleman.  "Specifically, we are focusing on initiatives to consistently drive and sustain a higher level of store traffic.  We also improved the management of the Company-owned restaurants outside of the DFW market so that those restaurants can recapture sales volume experienced during their initial opening months.  Meanwhile, I am pleased with the recent stability of the Pizza Inn system and its renewed growth potential."

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2016 Operating Results

Total revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 and the comparable prior year quarter were $15.7 million and $13.9 million, respectively, an increase of 13.3% year over year.  Additional franchise development fees previously received from Pie Five franchisees have been deferred and will be recognized as future restaurants are opened.  Pizza Inn domestic comparable store retail sales increased 0.3% from the same period in the prior year. 

For Pie Five, system-wide retail sales increased 59.2% for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 when compared to the same period in the prior year driven by an 87.9% increase in average units open and a 14.5% decrease in the system-wide average weekly sales.  The decrease in average weekly sales was due to both weaker sales in newer markets and challenging economic conditions in the restaurant industry.  Comparable store retail sales decreased by 12.0% for the most recent fiscal quarter compared to the same period in the prior year. 

Fiscal Year 2016 Operating Results

Total revenues for the fiscal year 2016 and the comparable prior year were $60.8 million and $48.2 million, respectively, an increase of 26.2% year over year.  Additional franchise development fees previously received from Pie Five franchisees have been deferred and will be recognized as future restaurants are opened.  Pizza Inn domestic comparable store retail sales decreased 1.0% from the prior year. 

For Pie Five, system-wide retail sales increased 110% for fiscal 2016 when compared to the prior year, driven by a 138% increase in average units open and a 10.0% decrease in the system-wide average weekly sales.  The decrease in average weekly sales was due to weaker sales in comparable restaurants and lower than average sales levels of newer Company-owned restaurants.  Comparable store retail sales decreased by 5.1% compared to the prior year. 

"In the current first fiscal quarter, the Pie Five system has continued to experience difficult sales trends," said Coleman.  "Many of the newer restaurants that enter the comparable store base continue to experience a decline in sales from their initial year, particularly in the case of those stores that opened with very high sales volumes.  The Pizza Inn system's sales trends have been flat in the current quarter."

Development Review

In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, three new Pie Five franchise restaurants were opened, bringing the fiscal year-end total unit count to 88 Pie Five restaurants in 22 states.  So far in the current first fiscal quarter franchisees have opened six new restaurants and the Company signed two new franchise development agreements in Louisiana and Nevada for up to 16 additional Pie Five restaurants.  The Company currently has Pie Five franchise restaurant development commitments for up to an additional 347 restaurants.

"The Pie Five system continues to grow across the country with a strong pipeline of restaurant openings scheduled for the next several quarters," said Coleman.

Pizza Inn franchisees opened four new restaurants during the year while closing 21 restaurants domestically and 11 internationally, ending the fiscal year at 222 total Pizza Inn Company-owned and franchised restaurants worldwide. 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company uses certain non-GAAP financial measures in evaluating operating performance.  These non-GAAP financial measures should not be viewed as an alternative or substitute for its financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.  Adjusted EBITDA represents earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock compensation expense, pre-opening expense, costs related to impairment, non-operating store costs and discontinued operations.  A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income is included with the accompanying financial statements. 

Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release, other than historical information, may be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations that involve numerous risks, uncertainties and assumptions.  Assumptions relating to these forward-looking statements involve judgments with respect to, among other things, future economic, competitive and market conditions, regulatory framework and future business decisions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond the control of RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc.  Although the assumptions underlying these forward-looking statements are believed to be reasonable, any of the assumptions could be inaccurate and, therefore, there can be no assurance that any forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate.  In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in these forward-looking statements, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation that the objectives and plans of RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. will be achieved. 

About RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc.

Founded in 1958, Dallas-based RAVE Restaurant Group [NASDAQ: RAVE] owns, operates and franchises more than 300 Pie Five Pizza Co. and Pizza Inn restaurants domestically and internationally. Pie Five Pizza Co. is a leader in the rapidly growing fast-casual pizza space offering made to order pizzas made in under five minutes. Pizza Inn is an international chain featuring freshly made pizzas, along with salads, pastas, and desserts. The Company's common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol "RAVE". For more information, please visit www.raverg.com.

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RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc.
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RAVE RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)





















Fiscal Year Ended


Three Months Ended



June 26,


June 28,


June 26,


June 28,



2016


2015


2016


2015










REVENUES:

$   60,811


$   48,199


$   15,702


$    13,860










COSTS AND EXPENSES:









Cost of sales

53,303


41,307


14,044


11,982


General and administrative expenses

7,247


4,792


2,099


1,316


Franchise expenses

3,636


3,154


904


840


Pre-opening expenses

883


721


32


354


Impairment of long-lived assets and other lease charges

1,698


300


853


-


Bad debt

101


153


(50)


25


Interest expense

4


113


-


1



66,872


50,540


17,882


14,518










LOSS FROM CONTINUING








OPERATIONS BEFORE TAXES

(6,061)


(2,341)


(2,180)


(658)











Income tax expense (benefit)

2,713


(670)


76


(112)










LOSS FROM








CONTINUING OPERATIONS

(8,774)


(1,671)


(2,256)


(546)











Loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes

(112)


(168)


(13)


(58)










NET LOSS

$   (8,886)


$   (1,839)


$   (2,269)


$        (604)










LOSS PER SHARE OF COMMON 








STOCK - BASIC:









Loss from continuing operations

$     (0.85)


$     (0.17)


$     (0.22)


$       (0.05)


Loss from discontinued operations

$     (0.01)


$     (0.02)


$             -


$       (0.01)


Net loss

$     (0.86)


$     (0.19)


$     (0.22)


$       (0.06)










LOSS PER SHARE OF COMMON








STOCK - DILUTED:









Loss from continuing operations

$     (0.82)


$     (0.16)


$     (0.21)


$       (0.05)


Loss from discontinued operations

$     (0.01)


$     (0.02)


$             -


$       (0.01)


Net loss

$     (0.83)


$     (0.18)


$     (0.21)


$       (0.06)










Weighted average common









shares outstanding - basic

10,317


9,744


10,331


10,315










Weighted average common









shares outstanding - diluted

10,749


10,306


10,622


10,957



RAVE RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share amounts)







June 26,


June 28,

ASSETS


2016


2015









CURRENT ASSETS






Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,104

$

5,958


Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $198 and $193, respectively







2,974


3,437


Notes receivable


167


24


Inventories


197


180


Income tax receivable


-


492


Deferred income tax assets


-


729


Prepaid expenses and other


430


872




Total current assets


4,872


11,692









LONG-TERM ASSETS






Property, plant and equipment, net


12,979


10,020


Long-term notes receivable


382


119


Long-term deferred tax asset


-


1,864


Deposits and other


272


276




Total assets

$

18,505

$

23,971

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY





CURRENT LIABILITIES






Accounts payable - trade

$

3,815

$

2,875


Accrued expenses


1,220


1,267


Deferred rent


160


155


Deferred revenues


304


374




Total current liabilities


5,499


4,671









LONG-TERM LIABILITIES






Deferred rent, net of current portion


2,378


893


Deferred revenues, net of current portion


1,195


1,166


Deferred gain on sale of property


-


9


Other long-term liabilities


30


22




Total liabilities


9,102


6,761









COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (See Notes F and J)













SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY






Common stock, $.01 par value; authorized 26,000,000







shares; issued 17,460,951 and 17,374,735 shares, respectively;







outstanding 10,341,551 and 10,255,335 shares, respectively


175


174


Additional paid-in capital


25,778


24,700


Retained earnings


8,086


16,972


Treasury stock at cost







7,119,400 shares


(24,636)


(24,636)




Total shareholders' equity 


9,403


17,210




Total liabilities and shareholders' equity 

$

18,505

$

23,971



RAVE RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)














Fiscal Year Ended


Three Months Ended




June 26,


June 28,


June 26,


June 28,




2016


2015


2016


2015











CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

















Net loss

$      (8,886)


$     (1,839)


$     (2,269)


$        (604)


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


















Impairment of fixed assets and other assets

1,698


300


853


-



Stock compensation expense

213


128


78


45



Deferred income taxes

2,593


(703)


-


(49)



Depreciation and amortization

2,722


1,617


767


464



Loss on the sale of assets

432


49


431


49



Provision for bad debt

101


153


(50)


25


Changes in operating assets and liabilities:





-





Notes and accounts receivable

(44)


(240)


(886)


192



Inventories

(17)


1,523


43


(47)



Income tax receivable

492


(107)


492


(108)



Prepaid expenses and other

419


(705)


59


(84)



Deferred revenue

195


545


292


130



Accounts payable - trade

940


852


(301)


(995)



Accrued expenses

1,088


404


294


322



   Cash provided by operating activities

1,946


1,977


(197)


(660)











CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:



















Proceeds from sale of assets

444


-


430


-


Capital expenditures

(8,110)


(6,727)


(486)


(2,910)



Cash used for investing activities

(7,666)


(6,727)


(56)


(2,910)











CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:



















Repayments of bank debt

-


(767)


-


-


Proceeds from sale of stock

764


8,253


(4)


-


Proceeds from exercise of stock options

102


426


95


936













Cash provided by financing activities

866


7,912


91


936











Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

(4,854)


3,162


(162)


(2,634)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year

5,958


2,796


1,266


8,592

Cash and cash equivalents, end of year

$        1,104


$       5,958


$      1,104


$      5,958











SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION















CASH PAID FOR:




















Interest

$               4


$          113


$             3


$         112



Income taxes

$               -


$            19


$              -


$           19



RAVE RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(In thousands)

The Company provided detailed explanation of this non-GAAP financial measure, including a discussion of the usefulness and purpose of the measure, in its Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 22, 2016.










 Fiscal Year Ended 


 Three Months Ended 


 June 26, 


 June 28, 


 June 26, 


 June 28, 


2016


2015


2016


2015

 Net loss 

$   (8,886)


$   (1,839)


$     (2,269)


$      (604)

 Interest expense 

4


113


-


1

 Income taxes 

2,713


(670)


76


(117)

 Income taxes--discontinued operations 

(58)


(86)


(27)


(26)

 Depreciation and amortization 

2,722


1,617


767


464

 EBITDA 

$   (3,505)


$      (865)


$     (1,453)


$      (282)

 Stock compensation expense 

213


128


78


45

 Pre-opening costs 

883


721


32


354

 Impairment charges, non-operating store costs and discontinued operations 

2,121


586


963


108

 Adjusted EBITDA 

$      (288)


$       570


$        (380)


$       225

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