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Papa Murphys Hld Com
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Earnings Details
3rd Quarter September 2018
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 4:05:00 PM
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Papa Murphy's Raises EBITDA Guidance

Papa Murphys Hld Com (FRSH) reported 3rd Quarter September 2018 earnings of $0.07 per share on revenue of $28.8 million. The consensus estimate was a loss of $0.02 per share on revenue of $26.8 million. Revenue grew 7.5% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it now expects 2018 Adjusted EBITDA of at least $21.0 million. The company's previous guidance was for Adjusted EBITDA of at least $20.0 million for the year ending December 31, 2018.

Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc is the franchisor and operator of Take ‘N’ Bake pizza chain in the United States. The Company operates in three business segments namely Domestic Franchise, Domestic Company Stores and International.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.07
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
($0.02)
Reported Revenue
$28.8 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$26.8 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2018 Results and Announces Financial and Strategic Alternatives Review

Company Announces Extension of Credit Agreement

VANCOUVER, Wash., Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: FRSH) today announced results for its fiscal third quarter ended October 1, 2018. The Company also announced that its Board of Directors is considering a range of financial and strategic alternatives to enhance shareholder value.

Key financial highlights for the third quarter of 2018 include the following(1):

  • Revenue was $28.8 million compared to $33.7 million in the third quarter of 2017, primarily due to the refranchising of 29 and closure of six Company-owned stores since October 2, 2017.
  • Comparable store sales decreased 2.1% compared to the third quarter of 2017, including a 1.8% decrease at global franchise-owned stores and a 6.9% decrease at Company-owned stores.
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses were $11.7 million, compared to $12.5 million in the third quarter of 2017.
  • Reported net loss was $0.6 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, compared to a reported net loss of $2.7 million, or $0.16 per diluted share in the prior year third quarter.
  • Pro-Forma Net Income(2) in the quarter was $1.3 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, compared to Pro-Forma Net Income of $1.4 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, in the prior year third quarter.
  • Adjusted EBITDA(2) was $4.7 million, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $5.5 million in the prior year third quarter.
  • Franchise-owners opened two new stores in the quarter.

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  1. Please note that results reflect the first quarter 2018 adoption by the Company of two new accounting standards (ASC topic 606 – Revenue from contracts with customers, and ASC topic 842 – Leases). 2017 financial results have been adjusted to reflect the implementation of these standards.
  2. Pro-Forma Net Income and Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP measures. For a reconciliation of Pro-Forma Net Income and Adjusted EBITDA to GAAP net (loss) income and discussion of why the Company considers Pro-Forma Net Income and Adjusted EBITDA to be useful measures, see the financial tables accompanying this release and the paragraph below entitled “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”


Weldon Spangler, Chief Executive Officer of Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc., stated, “While the third quarter same store sales percentage is still negative, the third quarter result represents our best percentage change in same store sales in 12 quarters.  We are also pleased to note that sales trends have continued to improve and are currently tracking slightly positive through the first five weeks of the fourth quarter, though we maintain a conservative outlook for the balance of the fourth quarter.  The comp sales result continues to be driven by the adoption of key marketing messages, as well as by progress on our strategic initiatives.”

Financial and Strategic Review

In conjunction with conducting a comprehensive review of its business strategy, Papa Murphy’s announced that it is conducting a process to explore and evaluate strategic alternatives to maximize shareholder value and position the Company for long-term success.  The Company has engaged North Point Advisors to act as its financial advisor to assist with the review.  Papa Murphy’s remains open to all strategic options that would enhance shareholder value for the long-term.

Financial and strategic alternatives may include, but are not limited to, a possible sale of the business. There is no specific timetable for identifying potential transactions or transaction candidates and there is no assurance that any transaction will be completed.  The Company does not intend to make any further comment regarding such process unless its Board of Directors has approved a specific course of action.

Subsequent Event

Subsequent to the end of the third quarter, the Company signed a second amendment to its current credit facility, effective as of November 6, 2018.  The amendment, among other things, extends the Company’s credit facility by twelve months, setting the maturity date at August 28, 2020. Further information can be found in the Company’s Form 10-Q, which is expected to be filed today, Wednesday, November 7, 2018, with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Key Operating Metrics

 Three Months Ended
 October 1, 2018 October 2, 2017
 unaudited as adjusted*
Comparable store sales:   
Franchised stores(1.8)% (4.2)%
Company-owned stores(6.9)% (2.7)%
Combined(2.1)% (4.1)%
    
System-wide sales ($’s in 000s)$184,163  $192,903 
    
Adjusted EBITDA ($’s in 000s)$4,666  $5,546 
    
Store Count   
Franchised1,347  1,394 
Company-owned113  148 
System-wide1,460  1,542 

* Prior year results have been adjusted to reflect the impact of adopting the new revenue (ASC Topic 606) and lease (ASC Topic 842) accounting standards effective January 2, 2018.

The Company uses a variety of operating and performance metrics to evaluate the performance of the business. Below is a description of certain key operating metrics:

Comparable Store Sales represents the change in year-over-year sales for all comparable stores, including international. A comparable store is a store that has been open for at least 52 full weeks from the comparable date (the Tuesday following the opening date). As of the end of the third quarter of 2018 and 2017, we had 1,442 and 1,483 comparable stores, respectively.

System-wide Sales include net sales by all franchise-owned and Company-owned stores.

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income (loss) before interest expense, provision for (benefit from) income taxes and depreciation and amortization, with further adjustments to reflect the elimination of various expenses that the Company considers not indicative of ongoing operations. For a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss), the most directly comparable GAAP measure, see the financial tables accompanying this release.

2018 Financial Outlook

Based on current information, Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. is providing the following updated guidance for full-year outlook for fiscal 2018, which ends on December 31, 2018:

  • Full-year system-wide comparable store sales are expected to decline low single digits;
  • We expect domestic franchise new store openings of approximately 10 units;
  • We expect full-year Selling, general and administrative expenses of approximately $47 million, without non-recurring items, a reduction of $2 million compared to previous guidance. These expenses include approximately $24 million of expenditures from the Brand Funds, and exclude certain non-recurring costs totaling around $4 million;
  • We expect Adjusted EBITDA of at least $21 million, $1 million higher than prior quarter guidance;
  • We expect Net cash provided by operating activities of around $12 million, excluding expected legal settlements totaling approximately $6 million, and Net cash provided by investing activities of approximately $7 million (which includes $8.7 million of net proceeds from refranchising activities less approximately $1.5 million in capital expenditures);
  • We expect a full-year effective book tax rate of approximately 26.8%; and
  • We expect a diluted share-count of approximately 17.0 million.

The Company expects to update the financial outlook for the effects of additional refranchising when it has greater certainty around specific transactions and timing.

Conference Call

Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. will host a conference call to discuss the third quarter financial results on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time. The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing 877-407-3982 or for international callers by dialing 201-493-6780. A replay will be available after the call and can be accessed by dialing 844-512-2921 or for international callers by dialing 412-317-6671; the passcode is 13682981. The replay will be available until Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The conference call will also be webcast live from the Company’s corporate website at http://investors.papamurphys.com, under the “Events & Presentations” page. An archive of the webcast will be available at this location shortly after the call has concluded.

About Papa Murphy’s

Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (“Papa Murphy’s” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: FRSH) is a franchisor and operator of the largest Take ‘n’ Bake pizza brand in the United States, selling hand-crafted fresh pizzas for customers to bake at home. The Company was founded in 1981 and currently operates over 1,400 franchised and corporate-owned stores in 37 States, Canada, and United Arab Emirates. Papa Murphy’s core purpose is to help anyone with an oven and 15 minutes serve a scratch-made meal. In addition to fresh pizzas, the Company offers hand-crafted salads, sides and desserts to complete the meal. [Order ahead and skip the line at your local Papa Murphy's store. Place orders online, at www.papamurphys.com, or download the App and place orders via your favorite device, for easy pick up everywhere, and find us on your favorite delivery apps in select markets.]

Forward-looking Statements

This press release, as well as other information provided from time to time by Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. or its employees, may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements give the Company’s current expectations and projections relating to the Company’s financial condition, results of operations, plans, objectives, future performance and business. You can identify forward-looking statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. These statements may include words such as “guidance,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “project,” “plan,” “intend,” “believe,” “confident,” “may,” “should,” “can have,” “likely,” “future” and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of the timing or nature of future operating or financial performance or other events.

Forward-looking statements in this press release include statements relating to the Company’s review of strategic alternatives, projected comparable stores sales growth or decline, projected new store openings, projected selling, general and administrative expenses, projected Adjusted EBITDA, projected refranchising activities, projected cash provided by investing activities, projected cash provided by operating activities, projected effective tax rate, projected diluted share count, plans for refranchising and future financial or operational results and business strategy, including the expected effects of the Company’s strategic initiatives.

Any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance or results, and involve risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond the Company’s control) and assumptions. Although the Company believes any forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, you should be aware that many factors could affect our actual financial results and cause them to differ materially from those anticipated in any forward-looking statements. Please refer to the risk factors discussed in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2018 (which can be found at the SEC’s website www.sec.gov); each such risk factor is specifically incorporated into this press release. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, the Company’s actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in any forward-looking statements.

Any forward-looking statement made by the Company in this press release speaks only as of the date on which it is made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement its financial information presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the Company is also providing with this press release the non-GAAP financial measures of EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Pro-Forma Net Income. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, and Pro-Forma Net Income are not derived in accordance with GAAP. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Pro-Forma Net Income should not be considered by the reader as an alternative to net income (loss) (the most comparable GAAP financial measure to EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Pro-Forma Net Income). The Company’s management believes that EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, and Pro-Forma Net Income are helpful as indicators of the current financial performance of the Company because EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, and Pro-Forma Net Income reflect the additions and eliminations of various income statement items that management does not consider indicative of ongoing operating results. We have provided reconciliations of EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Pro-Forma Net Income to GAAP net income (loss) in the financial tables accompanying this release.

The Company is also providing with this press release a forward-looking estimate of the non-GAAP financial measure of Adjusted EBITDA. We do not, however, provide a reconciliation of this forward-looking non-GAAP measure to the most comparable GAAP measure because of the inherent difficulty in forecasting and quantifying various adjustments that are necessary for this reconciliation and, accordingly, the reconciling information cannot be obtained without unreasonable effort.


PAPA MURPHY’S HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands of dollars, except share and per share data)

 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
 October 1,
 2018
 October 2,
 2017
 October 1,
 2018
 October 2,
 2017
   unaudited and   unaudited and
 unaudited as adjusted* unaudited as adjusted*
Revenues       
Franchise related$15,872  $16,171  $46,876  $52,961 
Company-owned stores12,958  17,520  47,519  57,010 
      Total revenues28,830  33,691  94,395  109,971 
        
Costs and Expenses       
Store operating costs:       
Cost of food and packaging4,216  5,858  15,657  19,376 
Compensation and benefits4,341  5,478  15,183  17,735 
Advertising1,147  1,604  3,700  5,055 
Occupancy and other store operating costs2,720  3,012  8,925  10,255 
Selling, general, and administrative11,710  12,517  36,146  49,042 
Depreciation and amortization1,662  2,336  5,677  8,359 
Loss on disposal or impairment of property and equipment2,521  6,253  1,808  17,830 
      Total costs and expenses28,317  37,058  87,096  127,652 
        
Operating Income (Loss)513  (3,367) 7,299  (17,681)
        
Interest expense, net1,254  1,305  3,842  3,818 
Other expense, net57  57  160  149 
(Loss) Income Before Income Taxes(798) (4,729) 3,297  (21,648)
        
(Benefit from) provision for income taxes(159) (2,051) 970  (7,678)
Net (Loss) Income$(639) $(2,678) $2,327  $(13,970)
        
(Loss) earnings per share of common stock       
Basic$(0.04) $(0.16) $0.04  $(0.83)
Diluted$(0.04) $(0.16) $0.04  $(0.83)
Weighted average common stock outstanding       
Basic16,944,777  16,882,193  16,924,037  16,863,122 
Diluted16,944,777  16,882,193  16,963,084  16,863,122 

* Prior year results have been adjusted to reflect the impact of adopting the new revenue (ASC Topic 606) and lease (ASC Topic 842) accounting standards effective January 2, 2018.


PAPA MURPHY’S HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Selected Balance Sheet Data
(In thousands of dollars)

 October 1,
 2018
 January 1,
 2018
   unaudited and
 unaudited as adjusted*
Cash and cash equivalents$3,359  $2,174 
Total current assets10,001  8,962 
Total assets245,827  262,115 
Total current liabilities21,675  31,117 
Long-term debt, net of current portion81,527  86,994 
Total stockholders’ equity97,109  94,142 

* Prior year results have been adjusted to reflect the impact of adopting the new revenue (ASC Topic 606) and lease (ASC Topic 842) accounting standards effective January 2, 2018.


PAPA MURPHY’S HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of Net to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
(In thousands of dollars)

 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
 October 1,
 2018
 October 2,
 2017
 October 1,
 2018
 October 2,
 2017
   unaudited and   unaudited and
 unaudited as adjusted* unaudited as adjusted*
Net (Loss) Income$(639) $(2,678) $2,327  $(13,970)
Depreciation and amortization1,662  2,336  5,677  8,359 
(Benefit from) provision for income taxes(159) (2,051) 970  (7,678)
Interest expense, net1,254  1,305  3,842  3,818 
EBITDA$2,118  $(1,088) $12,816  $(9,471)
        
Expenses not indicative of future operations:       
CEO transition & restructuring (a)27  190  390  2,519 
E-commerce impairment and transition costs (b)    350  9,124 
Store divestitures, closures, and impairment (c)2,521  5,981  1,797  8,595 
Litigation settlements and reserves (d)  463  1,029  463 
Adjusted EBITDA$4,666  $5,546  $16,382  $11,230 
        
Adjusted EBITDA margin (e)16.2% 16.5% 17.4% 10.2%
  1. Represents non-recurring management transition and restructuring costs in connection with the recruitment of a new Chief Executive Officer and other executive positions.
  2. Represents impairment charges on the write-down of our e-commerce platform based on the decision to move to a third-party developed and hosted solution and non-recurring costs incurred to complete the transition.
  3. In 2018, this represents primarily net losses on the refranchising of Company-owned stores primarily from the recording of contingent liabilities for committed marketing support expenditures in addition to impairments for Company-owned stores held for sale. In 2017, this represents primarily non-cash charges associated with the impairment and disposal of store assets upon the decision to close stores.
  4. Accruals made for litigation settlements.
  5. Adjusted EBITDA margin is calculated by dividing Adjusted EBITDA by total revenues.

* Prior year results have been adjusted to reflect the impact of adopting the new revenue (ASC Topic 606) and lease (ASC Topic 842) accounting standards effective January 2, 2018.


PAPA MURPHY’S HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of Net (Loss) Income to Pro Forma Net Income (Loss)
(In thousands of dollars, except share and per share data)

 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
 October 1,
 2018
 October 2,
 2017
 October 1,
 2018
 October 2,
 2017
   unaudited and   unaudited and
 unaudited as adjusted* unaudited as adjusted*
Net (Loss) Income As Reported$(639) $(2,678) $2,327  $(13,970)
Expenses not indicative of future operations:       
CEO transition & restructuring (a)27  190  390  2,519 
E-commerce transition costs (b)    350  9,124 
Store divestitures, closures, and impairment(c)2,521  5,981  1,797  8,595 
Litigation settlement and reserves (d)  463  1,029  463 
Income tax expense on adjustments (e)(650) (2,554) (909) (7,970)
Pro Forma Net Income (Loss)$1,259  $1,402  $4,984  $(1,239)
        
Earnings (loss) per share - pro forma:       
Basic$0.07  $0.08  $0.29  $(0.07)
Diluted$0.07  $0.08  $0.29  $(0.07)
        
Weighted average shares outstanding - pro forma:       
Basic16,944,777  16,882,193  16,924,037  16,863,122 
Diluted16,987,911  16,919,639  16,963,084  16,863,122 
  1. Represents non-recurring management transition and restructuring costs in connection with the recruitment of a new Chief Executive Officer and other executive positions.
  2. Represents impairment charges on the write-down of our e-commerce platform based on the decision to move to a third-party developed and hosted solution and non-recurring costs incurred to complete the transition.
  3. In 2018, this represents primarily net losses on the refranchising of Company-owned stores primarily from the recording of contingent liabilities for committed marketing support expenditures in addition to impairments for Company-owned stores held for sale. In 2017, this represents primarily non-cash charges associated with the impairment and disposal of store assets upon the decision to close stores.
  4. Accruals made for litigation settlements.
  5. Reflects the tax expense associated with above adjustments at a normalized tax rate of 25.5% (2018) and 38.5% (2017), which represents the estimated long-term effective tax rate in effect in the respective quarter.

* Prior year results have been adjusted to reflect the impact of adopting the new revenue (ASC Topic 606) and lease (ASC Topic 842) accounting standards effective January 2, 2018.


Investor Contact:
Maurice Hines
maurice.hines@papamurphys.com
360-449-4008

Media Contact:
Alexis Diltz or Daniel Evans
communications@papamurphys.com
360-449-4001

 

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