CAKE
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Cheesecake Fact
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Earnings Details
2nd Quarter June 2018
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 4:15:00 PM
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Cheesecake Factory Lowers Guidance

Cheesecake Fact (CAKE) reported 2nd Quarter June 2018 earnings of $0.65 per share on revenue of $593.2 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.81 per share on revenue of $589.0 million. Revenue grew 4.1% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said during its conference call it expects third quarter earnings of $0.56 to $0.60 per share and 2018 earnings of $2.40 to $2.48 per share. The company's previous guidance was 2018 earnings of $2.62 to $2.74 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.64 per share for the quarter ending September 30, 2018 and $2.69 per share for the year ending December 31, 2018.

Cheesecake Factory Inc operates casual dining restaurants. It also operates bakery production facilities which produce desserts for its restaurants, international licenses and third-party bakery customers.

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Reported Earnings
$0.65
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
$0.81
Reported Revenue
$593.2 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$589.0 Mil
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Earnings Growth
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Earnings Release

The Cheesecake Factory Reports Results for Second Quarter of Fiscal 2018

Increases Quarterly Dividend by 14%

CALABASAS HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ: CAKE) today reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2018, which ended on July 3, 2018.

Total revenues were $593.2 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2018 as compared to $569.9 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2017. Net income and diluted net income per share were $28.4 million and $0.61, respectively, in the second quarter of fiscal 2018.

The Company recorded a pre-tax charge of $2.6 million during the second quarter of fiscal 2018 related to the termination of a lease for one The Cheesecake Factory restaurant. Excluding the after-tax impact from this item, net income and diluted net income per share for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 would have been $30.3 million and $0.65, respectively. Please see the Company’s reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures at the end of this release.

Comparable restaurant sales at The Cheesecake Factory restaurants increased 1.4% in the second quarter of fiscal 2018.

“Comparable sales at The Cheesecake Factory and core restaurant operating performance were in line with our expectations during the second quarter,” said David Overton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “However, $4.6 million in higher group medical insurance costs year-over-year and $4.5 million in increased legal expenses impacted our bottom line results this quarter.”

Overton continued, “We generated over $65 million in operating cash flow during the quarter. The consistency of our cash flow enabled us to increase our dividend for the sixth consecutive year. We continue to execute a balanced capital allocation strategy, investing in long-term growth while returning substantially all of our free cash flow to shareholders through our dividend and share repurchase program.”

Development

The Company now expects to open as many as six restaurants in fiscal 2018, including one Grand Lux Cafe, scheduled to open in August 2018, as well as the first location of Social Monk Asian Kitchen, a fast casual concept under development and expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2018.

In addition, the Company now expects three restaurants to open internationally under licensing agreements in fiscal 2018. This includes the second location in Saudi Arabia, which opened in April.

Capital Allocation

The Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.33 per share on the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on August 28, 2018 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 15, 2018.

During the second quarter of fiscal 2018, the Company repurchased approximately 140,000 shares of its common stock at a cost of $7.1 million.

Conference Call and Webcast

The Company will hold a conference call to review its results for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time. The conference call will be webcast live on the Company’s website at investors.thecheesecakefactory.com and a replay of the webcast will be available through August 30, 2018.

About The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated created the upscale casual dining segment in 1978 with the introduction of its namesake concept. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates 213 full-service, casual dining restaurants throughout the U.S.A., including Puerto Rico, and Canada, comprised of 198 restaurants under The Cheesecake Factory® mark; 13 restaurants under the Grand Lux Cafe® mark; and two restaurants under the RockSugar Southeast Asian Kitchen® mark. Internationally, 21 The Cheesecake Factory® restaurants operate under licensing agreements. The Company’s bakery division operates two bakery production facilities, in Calabasas Hills, CA and Rocky Mount, NC, that produce quality cheesecakes and other baked products for its restaurants, international licensees and third-party bakery customers. In 2018, the Company was named to the FORTUNE Magazine “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list for the fifth consecutive year. To learn more about the Company, visit www.thecheesecakefactory.com.

FORTUNE and FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® are registered trademarks of Time Inc. and are used under license. From FORTUNE Magazine, March 1, 2018 ©2018 Time Inc. Used under license. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by forward-looking statements, including uncertainties related to the Company’s ability to: deliver comparable sales growth; provide a differentiated experience to guests; outperform the casual dining industry and increase its market share; leverage sales increases and manage flow through; manage through cost pressures, including increasing wage rates, group medical insurance costs and legal expenses, and stabilize margins; grow earnings; remain relevant to consumers; attract and retain qualified management and other staff; manage risks associated with the magnitude and complexity of regulations in the states and municipalities where the Company’s restaurants are located; increase shareholder value; find suitable sites and manage increasing construction costs; profitably expand its concepts domestically and in Canada, and work with its licensees to expand its concept internationally; support the growth of North Italia and Flower Child restaurants; develop the Social Monk Asian Kitchen fast casual concept; expand consumer packaged goods licensing revenue; utilize its capital effectively and continue to increase cash dividends and repurchase its shares; and factors outside of the Company’s control including: economic and political conditions that impact consumer confidence and spending; impact of recently enacted tax reform; acceptance and success of The Cheesecake Factory in international markets; acceptance and success of the North Italia and Flower Child restaurants and the Social Monk Asian Kitchen fast casual concept; the risks of doing business abroad through Company-owned restaurants and/or licensees; foreign exchange rates and potential changes in NAFTA and cross border taxation; changes in unemployment rates; the economic health of the Company’s landlords and other tenants in retail centers in which its restaurants are located; the economic health of suppliers, licensees, vendors and other third parties providing goods or services to the Company; adverse weather conditions in regions in which the Company’s restaurants are located; factors that are under the control of government agencies, landlords and other third parties; the risks, costs and uncertainties associated with opening new restaurants; and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the dates on which they are made and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements or to make any other forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required to do so by securities laws. Investors are referred to the full discussion of risks and uncertainties associated with forward-looking statements and the discussion of risk factors contained in the Company’s latest Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K as filed with the SEC, which are available at www.sec.gov.

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated
Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(unaudited; in thousands, except per share and statistical data)
               
 
Consolidated Statements of Income

13 Weeks Ended

July 3, 2018

13 Weeks Ended

July 4, 2017

26 Weeks Ended

July 3, 2018

26 Weeks Ended

July 4, 2017

Amount  

Percent of

Revenues

Amount  

Percent of

Revenues

Amount  

Percent of

Revenues

Amount  

Percent of

Revenues

Revenues $ 593,178 100.0% $ 569,869 100.0% $ 1,183,869 100.0% $ 1,133,295 100.0%
Costs and expenses:
Cost of sales 133,136 22.5% 128,781 22.6% 268,855 22.7% 257,920 22.8%
Labor expenses 212,521 35.8% 193,063 33.9% 423,235 35.8% 386,898 34.1%
Other operating costs and expenses 143,796 24.2% 137,461 24.1% 292,128 24.7% 273,111 24.1%
General and administrative expenses 41,423 7.0% 35,295 6.2% 80,697 6.8% 71,582 6.3%
Depreciation and amortization expenses 23,727 4.0% 23,297 4.1% 47,729 4.0% 46,493 4.1%
Impairment of assets and lease terminations 2,583 0.4% 445 0.1% 2,583 0.2% 1,231 0.1%
Preopening costs   1,449       0.3%   1,309       0.2%   2,548     0.2%   2,279     0.2%
Total costs and expenses   558,635       94.2%   519,651       91.2%   1,117,775     94.4%   1,039,514     91.7%
Income from operations 34,543 5.8% 50,218 8.8% 66,094 5.6% 93,781 8.3%
Interest and other expense, net   (2,908 )     (0.5)%   (1,570 )     (0.3)%   (4,414 )   (0.4)%   (2,826 )   (0.3)%
Income before income taxes 31,635 5.3% 48,648 8.5% 61,680 5.2% 90,955 8.0%
Income tax provision   3,282       0.5%   10,482       1.8%   7,298     0.6%   17,746     1.5%
Net income $ 28,353       4.8% $ 38,166       6.7% $ 54,382     4.6% $ 73,209     6.5%
 
Basic net income per share $ 0.62   $ 0.80   $ 1.20   $ 1.54  
Basic weighted average shares outstanding   45,383     47,732     45,467     47,683  
 
Diluted net income per share $ 0.61   $ 0.78   $ 1.16   $ 1.49  
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding   46,570     49,047     46,778     49,127  
 
Selected Segment Information
Revenues:
The Cheesecake Factory restaurants $ 542,102 $ 520,228 $ 1,082,875 $ 1,035,462
Other   51,076     49,641     100,994     97,833  
Total $ 593,178   $ 569,869   $ 1,183,869   $ 1,133,295  
 
Income/(loss) from operations:
The Cheesecake Factory restaurants (1) $ 69,889 $ 75,989 $ 132,006 $ 146,532
Other 3,983 6,291 9,794 12,929
Corporate   (39,329 )   (32,062 )   (75,706 )   (65,680 )
Total $ 34,543   $ 50,218   $ 66,094   $ 93,781  
 
(1) Includes $2.6 million in the thirteen weeks and twenty six weeks ended July 3, 2018 of lease termination costs related to the closure of one The Cheesecake Factory restaurant, and $0.4 million and $1.2 million in the thirteen weeks and twenty six weeks ended July 4, 2017, respectively, of accelerated depreciation and impairment expense related to the relocation of one The Cheesecake Factory restaurant and the lease termination of one The Cheesecake Factory restaurant. These amounts were recorded in impairment of assets and lease terminations in the condensed consolidated statements of income.
 
 
Selected Consolidated Balance Sheet Information

July 3, 2018

January 2, 2018

Cash and cash equivalents $ 29,369 $ 6,008
Total assets 1,306,639 1,333,060
Total liabilities 693,857 719,530
Stockholders' equity 612,782 613,530
 
 
 
The Cheesecake Factory Supplemental Information

13 Weeks Ended

July 3, 2018

13 Weeks Ended

July 4, 2017

26 Weeks Ended

July 3, 2018

26 Weeks Ended

July 4, 2017

Comparable restaurant sales 1.4% -0.5% 1.7% -0.1%
Restaurants opened during period - 1 - 1
Restaurants open at period-end 198 193 198 193
Restaurant operating weeks 2,582 2,517 5,169 5,039

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Results to GAAP Results

In addition to the results provided in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) in this press release, the Company is providing non-GAAP measurements which present net income and diluted net income per share excluding the impact of certain items. The non-GAAP measurements are intended to supplement the presentation of the Company’s financial results in accordance with GAAP. The Company believes that the presentation of these items provides additional information to facilitate the comparison of past and present financial results.

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(unaudited; in thousands, except per share data)
       
 

13 Weeks Ended

July 3, 2018

13 Weeks Ended

July 4, 2017

26 Weeks Ended

July 3, 2018

26 Weeks Ended

July 4, 2017

 
Net Income (GAAP) $ 28,353 $ 38,166 $ 54,382 $ 73,209
After-tax impact from:
- Impairment of assets and lease terminations (1)   1,911   267   1,911   739
Adjusted net income (non-GAAP) $ 30,264 $ 38,433 $ 56,293 $ 73,948
 
Diluted net income per share (GAAP) $ 0.61 $ 0.78 $ 1.16 $ 1.49
After-tax impact from:
- Impairment of assets and lease terminations   0.04   0.00   0.04   0.02
Adjusted diluted net income per share (non-GAAP) $ 0.65 $ 0.78 $ 1.20 $ 1.51
 
(1) The pre-tax amount associated with the items was $2.6 million in the thirteen and twenty six weeks ended July 3, 2018, and $0.4 million and $1.2 million, in the thirteen and twenty six weeks ended July 4, 2017, respectively. These amounts were recorded in impairment of assets and lease terminations.

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated
Stacy Feit
(818) 871-3000
investorrelations@thecheesecakefactory.com

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