CAKE
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Cheesecake Fact
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Earnings Details
4th Quarter December 2018
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 4:15:00 PM
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Cheesecake Fact (CAKE) reported 4th Quarter December 2018 earnings of $0.60 per share on revenue of $585.2 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.61 per share on revenue of $594.5 million. The Earnings Whisper number was $0.60 per share. Revenue grew 2.3% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said in its guidance presentation it expects 2019 earnings of $2.54 to $2.70 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $2.68 per share for the year ending December 31, 2019.

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.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.60
Earnings Whisper
$0.60
Consensus Estimate
$0.61
Reported Revenue
$585.2 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$594.5 Mil
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The Cheesecake Factory Reports Results for Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2018

CALABASAS HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ: CAKE) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, which ended on January 1, 2019.

Total revenues were $585.2 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 compared to $571.8 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017. Net income and diluted net income per share were $16.2 million and $0.35, respectively, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.

The Company recorded a pre-tax charge of $15.0 million during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, including $13.9 million in non-cash impairment primarily related to one restaurant in each of the Cheesecake Factory, Grand Lux Cafe and RockSugar Southeast Asian Kitchen brands. Excluding the after-tax impact from this item, net income and diluted net income per share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 would have been $27.3 million and $0.60, 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 1.9% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.

“Our key financial metrics, including Cheesecake Factory comparable restaurant sales, adjusted operating margin and adjusted earnings per share, met or exceeded our expectations during the fourth quarter,” said David Overton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Solid operational execution, illustrated by year-over-year increases in labor productivity and food efficiencies, contributed to these results.”

Overton continued, “We are also honored to be recognized as one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For®’ by FORTUNE magazine for the sixth consecutive year. Our people are our greatest resource and enable us to deliver delicious, memorable experiences for our guests every day. This accolade is a testament to our strong culture, industry-leading training and tangible career advancement we provide for our staff members and managers. We believe these attributes will continue to differentiate us as an employer of choice, a position that is even more critical today to support continued success in the restaurant industry.”

Overton concluded, “During fiscal 2018, we generated over $290 million in operating cash flow, which coupled with our strong balance sheet, enables us to make investments to support the Company’s growth trajectory, while continuing to return meaningful capital to our shareholders via our dividend and share repurchase program.”

Development

The Company opened three Cheesecake Factory restaurants in the fourth quarter, meeting its objective to open five restaurants in fiscal 2018. Two restaurants opened internationally under licensing agreements during fiscal 2018.

Capital Allocation

The Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.33 per share of the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on March 19, 2019 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 4, 2019.

During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, the Company repurchased approximately 1.0 million shares of its common stock at a cost of $48.4 million. In fiscal 2018, the Company repurchased approximately 2.3 million shares of its common stock at a cost of $109.3 million.

Conference Call and Webcast

The Company will hold a conference call to review its results for the fourth 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 March 22, 2019.

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 217 full-service, casual-dining restaurants throughout the United States, including Puerto Rico, and Canada, comprised of 201 restaurants under The Cheesecake Factory® mark; 14 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 2019, the Company was named to the FORTUNE Magazine “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list for the sixth 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, 2019 ©2019 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, as codified in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements include, without limitation, the benefits of the Company’s attributes as an employer and the Company’s ability to make investments to support the Company’s growth trajectory, while continuing to return meaningful capital to its shareholders via its dividend and share repurchase program. These forward-looking statements may be affected by 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, Flower Child and Social Monk Asian Kitchen concepts; the risks of doing business abroad through Company-owned restaurants and/or licensees; foreign exchange rates, tariffs 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 risk, 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”). Such forward-looking statements include all other statements that are not historical facts, as well as statements that are preceded by, followed by or that include words or phrases such as “believe,” “plan,” “will likely result,” “expect,” “intend,” “will continue,” “is anticipated,” “estimate,” “project,” “may,” “could,” “would,” “should” and similar expressions. These statements are based on current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties which may cause results to differ materially from those set forth in such statements. 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 law. 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)
 
 
13 Weeks Ended 13 Weeks Ended 52 Weeks Ended 52 Weeks Ended
Consolidated Statements of Income January 1, 2019 January 2, 2018 January 1, 2019 January 2, 2018
Amount   Percent of

Revenues

Amount   Percent of

Revenues

Amount   Percent of

Revenues

Amount   Percent of

Revenues

 
Revenues $ 585,155 100.0 % $ 571,815 100.0 % $ 2,332,331 100.0 % $ 2,260,502 100.0 %
Costs and expenses:
Cost of sales 134,821 23.0 % 134,015 23.4 % 532,880 22.8 % 519,388 23.0 %
Labor expenses 209,702 35.8 % 197,231 34.5 % 834,134 35.8 % 777,595 34.4 %
Other operating costs and expenses 140,359 24.0 % 141,257 24.7 % 566,825 24.3 % 552,791 24.4 %
General and administrative expenses 36,604 6.3 % 34,587 6.1 % 154,770 6.6 % 141,533 6.2 %
Depreciation and amortization expenses 24,157 4.1 % 23,237 4.1 % 95,976 4.1 % 92,729 4.1 %
Impairment of assets and lease terminations 15,015 2.6 % 9,112 1.6 % 17,861 0.8 % 10,343 0.5 %
Preopening costs   5,138       0.9 %   7,629       1.3 %   10,937     0.5 %   13,278     0.6 %
Total costs and expenses   565,796       96.7 %   547,068       95.7 %   2,213,383     94.9 %   2,107,657     93.2 %
Income from operations 19,359 3.3 % 24,747 4.3 % 118,948 5.1 % 152,845 6.8 %
Loss on investment in unconsolidated affiliates (2,068 ) (0.3 )% (336 ) 0.0 % (4,754 ) (0.3 )% (479 ) 0.0 %
Interest and other expense, net   (1,765 )     (0.3 )%   (1,617 )     (0.3 )%   (6,783 )   (0.2 )%   (5,900 )   (0.3 )%
Income before income taxes 15,526 2.7 % 22,794 4.0 % 107,411 4.6 % 146,466 6.5 %
Income tax provision/(benefit)   (652 )     (0.1 )%   (34,944 )     (6.1 )%   8,376     0.4 %   (10,926 )   (0.5 )%
Net income $ 16,178       2.8 % $ 57,738       10.1 % $ 99,035     4.2 % $ 157,392     7.0 %
 
Basic net income per share $ 0.36   $ 1.26   $ 2.19   $ 3.35  
Basic weighted average shares outstanding   44,796     45,751     45,263     46,930  
 
Diluted net income per share $ 0.35   $ 1.24   $ 2.14   $ 3.27  
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding   45,669     46,730     46,215     48,152  
 
Note - In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, the Company began classifying complimentary meals as contra revenue versus other operating expense. Corresponding amounts for the first three quarters of fiscal 2018 were reclassified to conform to this presentation. For the thirteen and fifty-two weeks ended January 1, 2019, $5.7 million and $23.3 million, respectively, were classified as contra revenue. Corresponding prior year periods were not reclassified.
 
 
 
Selected Segment Information
Revenues:
The Cheesecake Factory restaurants $ 530,786 $ 514,782 $ 2,127,347 $ 2,057,816
Other   54,369     57,033     204,984     202,686  
Total $ 585,155   $ 571,815   $ 2,332,331   $ 2,260,502  
 
Income/(loss) from operations:
The Cheesecake Factory restaurants (1) $ 58,254 $ 56,553 $ 252,210 $ 263,581
Other (2) (5,360 ) (1,385 ) 8,993 17,547
Corporate   (33,535 )   (30,421 )   (142,255 )   (128,283 )
Total $ 19,359   $ 24,747   $ 118,948   $ 152,845  
 
(1) Includes the following recorded in impairment of assets and lease terminations in the consolidated statements of income: $3.7 million in the thirteen weeks ended January 1, 2019; $6.6 million in the fifty-two weeks ended January 1, 2019; $1.3 million in the thirteen weeks ended January 2, 2018; and $2.5 million in the fifty-two weeks ended January 2, 2018.
(2) Includes the following recorded in impairment of assets and lease terminations in the consolidated statements of income: $11.3 million in the thirteen and fifty-two weeks ended January 1, 2019 and $7.8 million in the thirteen and fifty-two weeks ended January 2, 2018.
 
Selected Consolidated Balance Sheet Information January 1, 2019 January 2, 2018
Cash and cash equivalents $ 26,578 $ 6,008
Total assets 1,314,133 1,333,060
Total liabilities 743,074 719,530
Stockholders' equity 571,059 613,530
 
The Cheesecake Factory Restaurants 13 Weeks Ended 13 Weeks Ended 52 Weeks Ended 52 Weeks Ended
Supplemental Information January 1, 2019 January 2, 2018 January 1, 2019 January 2, 2018
Comparable restaurant sales (3) 1.9 % (0.9 )% 1.7 % (0.8 )%
Restaurants opened during period 3 5 4 7
Restaurants open at period-end 201 199 201 199
Restaurant operating weeks 2,595 2,552 10,344 10,102
 
(3) Underlying comparable restaurant sales for the thirteen weeks and fifty-two weeks ended January 2, 2018 reflect the reclassification in the note above in the calculation of comparable restaurant sales growth for the thirteen weeks and fifty-two weeks ended January 1, 2019 to maintain comparability.
 
 

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Results to GAAP Results

In addition to the results provided in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“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 13 Weeks Ended 52 Weeks Ended 52 Weeks Ended
January 1, 2019 January 2, 2018 January 1, 2019 January 2, 2018
 
Net income (GAAP) $ 16,178 $ 57,738 $ 99,035 $ 157,392
After-tax impact from:
- Impairment of assets and lease terminations (1) 11,111 5,467 13,217 6,206
- Deferred tax revaluation (2)     -     (38,525 )     -     (38,525 )
Adjusted net income (non-GAAP)   $ 27,289   $ 24,680     $ 112,252   $ 125,073  
 
Diluted net income per share (GAAP) $ 0.35 $ 1.24 $ 2.14 $ 3.27
After-tax impact from:
- Impairment of assets and lease terminations 0.24 0.12 0.29 0.13
- Deferred tax revaluation     -     (0.82 )     -     (0.80 )
Adjusted diluted net income per share (non-GAAP) (3) $ 0.60   $ 0.53     $ 2.43   $ 2.60  
 
(1) The pre-tax amounts associated with the items in the thirteen and fifty-two weeks ended January 1, 2019 were $15.0 million and $17.9 million, respectively. The pre-tax amounts associated with the items in the thirteen and fifty-two weeks ended January 2, 2018 were $9.1 million and $10.3 million, respectively. These amounts were recorded in impairment of assets and lease terminations.
(2) Fiscal 2017 includes a $38.5 million benefit to the income tax provision related to recently enacted tax reform.
(3) Adjusted diluted net income per share may not add due to rounding.

Stacy Feit
(818) 871-3000
investorrelations@thecheesecakefactory.com

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