February 17, 2016

Bloomin' Brands Announces 2015 Fourth Quarter Adjusted Diluted EPS of $0.30 and Diluted EPS of $0.14; Approves $250 Million Share Repurchase Program; Provides 2016 Guidance Including Adjusted Diluted EPS Growth of At Least 10% (13% Constant Currency)

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloomin' Brands, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLMN) today reported results for the fourth quarter ("Q4 2015") and fiscal year ended December 27, 2015 ("Fiscal Year 2015") compared to the fourth quarter ("Q4 2014") and fiscal year ended December 28, 2014 ("Fiscal Year 2014").

Key highlights for Q4 2015 include the following:

  • Adjusted restaurant margin was 16.5% versus 15.7% in Q4 2014 and U.S. GAAP restaurant margin was 16.1% versus 16.3% in Q4 2014
  • Added 11 new restaurants, including eight in international markets
  • Comparable sales for Outback Steakhouse in Brazil increased 7.3%

Key highlights for Fiscal Year 2015 include the following:

  • Adjusted restaurant margin was 16.5% versus 15.9% in Fiscal Year 2014 and U.S. GAAP restaurant margin was 16.5% versus 16.1% in Fiscal Year 2014
  • Added 49 new restaurants, including 29 in international markets
  • The Company repurchased approximately 7.6 million shares of common stock for a total of $170 million

Subsequent to Q4 2015:

  • Extinguished the 2012 CMBS Loan using proceeds from a new $300.0 million bridge loan and borrowings from our revolving credit facility.  We anticipate interest savings of approximately $12.0 million in 2016.
  • The Company's Board of Directors authorized a new $250.0 million share repurchase program.

Adjusted Diluted EPS and Diluted EPS

The following table reconciles Adjusted diluted earnings per share to Diluted earnings per share for the periods as indicated below.


Q4




FISCAL YEAR




2015


2014


CHANGE


2015


2014


CHANGE

Adjusted diluted earnings per share

$

0.30



$

0.28



$

0.02



$

1.27



$

1.10



$

0.17


Adjustments

(0.16)



(0.11)



(0.05)



(0.26)



(0.39)



0.13


Diluted earnings (loss) per share

$

0.14



$

0.17



$

(0.03)



$

1.01



$

0.71



$

0.30














____________________
See Non-GAAP Measures later in this release.

CEO Comments

"Our fourth quarter earnings were in line with expectations and we achieved our earnings objectives for the year,"  said Liz Smith, CEO.  "2015 was highlighted by the strength of our International business and ongoing productivity efforts, which led to 60 basis points of adjusted restaurant margin expansion.  We delivered this result in the face of elevated commodities, wage inflation and foreign currency headwinds."

Smith continued, "As we enter 2016, the underlying health of our portfolio remains strong.  We are making the necessary investments to enhance our domestic sales performance while executing against our broader portfolio strategies."

Fourth Quarter Financial Results

(dollars in millions)

Q4 2015


Q4 2014


% Change

Total revenues

$

1,049.3



$

1,108.5



(5.3)

%







Adjusted restaurant-level operating margin

16.5

%


15.7

%


0.8

%

U.S. GAAP restaurant-level operating margin

16.1

%


16.3

%


(0.2)

%







Adjusted operating income margin

6.0

%


5.2

%


0.8

%

U.S. GAAP operating income margin

3.0

%


3.7

%


(0.7)

%

 

  • The decrease in Total revenues was primarily due to the effect of foreign currency translation, lower comparable restaurant sales and lower revenue due to the sale of Roy's, partially offset by the net benefit of new restaurant openings and closings.
  • The increases  in Adjusted restaurant-level operating margin and Adjusted operating income margin were primarily due to productivity savings, lower advertising expense and menu pricing. These increases were partially offset by commodity and wage inflation.
  • The difference between Adjusted and U.S. GAAP restaurant-level operating margins was due to legal settlement expenses in Q4 2015 and a legal settlement gain in Q4 2014. 
  • The decrease in U.S. GAAP operating income margin in Q4 2015 was due to lower U.S. GAAP restaurant-level operating margin as described above and costs related to the Bonefish Restructuring, partially offset by the lapping of costs related to the International Restaurant Closure Initiative and impairment costs related to the sale of Roy's.

Fourth Quarter Comparable Restaurant Sales


THIRTEEN WEEKS ENDED DECEMBER 27, 2015


COMPANY- OWNED


Comparable restaurant sales (stores open 18 months or more) (1) (2):




U.S.




Outback Steakhouse


(2.2)%



Carrabba's Italian Grill


(4.0)%



Bonefish Grill


(5.4)%



Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar


(0.3)%



Combined U.S. (3)


(2.8)%







International




Outback Steakhouse - Brazil


7.3%



Outback Steakhouse - South Korea


0.0%







_________________

(1)

Comparable restaurant sales exclude the effect of fluctuations in foreign currency rates.


(2)

Relocated international restaurants closed more than 30 days and relocated U.S. restaurants closed more than 60 days are excluded
from comparable restaurant sales until at least 18 months after reopening.


(3)

U.S. Comparable restaurant sales were negatively impacted by approximately 90 basis points as a result of the holiday shift due to the timing of Halloween and Christmas.

 

 

U.S. Segment Operating Results

(dollars in millions)

Q4 2015


Q4 2014


% Change

U.S.






Total revenues

$

932.3



$

961.2



(3.0)

%







Adjusted restaurant-level operating margin

15.8

%


15.3

%


0.5

%

U.S. GAAP restaurant-level operating margin

15.8

%


15.3

%


0.5

%







Adjusted operating income margin

9.2

%


8.9

%


0.3

%

U.S. GAAP operating income margin

6.5

%


8.1

%


(1.6)

%

 

  • The decrease in Total revenues was primarily due to lower comparable restaurant sales and lower revenue due to the sale of Roy's, partially offset by the net benefit of new restaurant openings and closings.
  • The increases in Adjusted restaurant-level operating margin, U.S. GAAP restaurant-level operating margin, and Adjusted operating income margin were primarily due to productivity savings, lower advertising expense and menu pricing.  These increases were partially offset by commodity and wage inflation.
  • The decrease in U.S. GAAP operating income margin in Q4 2015 was primarily due to costs related to our Bonefish Restructuring.  These decreases were partially offset by the lapping of impairment costs related to Roy's.

 

International Segment Operating Results

 

(dollars in millions)

Q4 2015


Q4 2014


% Change

International






Total revenues

$

117.0



$

147.3



(20.6)

%







Adjusted restaurant-level operating margin

20.0

%


19.5

%


0.5

%

U.S. GAAP restaurant-level operating margin

20.0

%


20.0

%


%







Adjusted operating income margin

9.4

%


10.3

%


(0.9)

%

U.S. GAAP operating income margin

8.7

%


2.4

%


6.3

%

 

  • The decrease in Total revenues is primarily due to foreign currency translation and the impact of the International Restaurant Closure Initiative, partially offset by new restaurant openings and higher comparable restaurant sales.
  • The increase in Adjusted restaurant-level operating margin was primarily due to higher average unit volumes, menu pricing and productivity savings, partially offset by higher commodity and wage inflation and product mix.
  • The decrease in Adjusted operating income margin was primarily due to higher depreciation and amortization and higher investment spending for Abbraccio and China in Q4 2015.
  • The increase in U.S. GAAP operating income margin was driven by the lapping of expenses related to our International Restaurant Closure Initiative.
  • Foreign currency translation negatively impacted adjusted operating income by $4.0 million.

Unallocated Corporate Operating Expense

Certain expenses are managed centrally and are not allocated to the U.S. or International segment. In Q4 2015, unallocated expenses at the restaurant operating level were $6.7 million lower than Q4 2014 primarily due to lower incentive compensation expense.

System-wide Development

The following summarizes the Company's system-wide development for the thirteen weeks ended December 27, 2015:


SEPTEMBER 27, 2015


OPENINGS


CLOSURES


DECEMBER 27, 2015

U.S.:








Outback Steakhouse—Company-owned

649



1





650


Bonefish Grill—Company-owned

208



2





210










International:








Company-owned








Outback Steakhouse—South Korea

75



1



(1)



75


Outback Steakhouse—Brazil

71



4





75


Other

14



2





16


Franchised

57



1





58


System-wide development



11



(1)




 

Dividend Declaration and Share Repurchases

The Company's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.07 per share to be paid on March 10, 2016 to all stockholders of record as of the close of business on February 29, 2016.

During Q4 2015, the Company repurchased $10.0 million of outstanding stock under our share repurchase program, which left $30.0 million remaining under our 2015 authorization.  On February 12, 2016, the Company's Board of Directors canceled the remaining 2015 authorization and approved a new $250.0 million authorization. The authorization will expire on August 12, 2017.

Bonefish Restructuring

The Company is announcing today its intention to close 14 locations as part of the Bonefish Restructuring.  We expect the majority of these restaurants to close in 2016.  In connection with these closures, the Company incurred pre-tax asset impairments of approximately $24.2 million during the thirteen weeks ended December 27, 2015. These charges are excluded from our adjusted results.

CMBS Refinancing

  • On February 11, 2016, the Company closed a $300.0 million bridge loan.  We used the proceeds from the bridge loan and cash drawdowns from our revolving credit facility to facilitate an extinguishment of the 2012 CMBS Loan.  In connection with the extinguishment, the Company anticipates recognizing a loss of $26.0 million to $29.0 million during the first quarter of 2016. These charges will be excluded from our adjusted results.
  • The Company expects to generate annual interest savings of approximately $12.0 million from this transaction.  These savings are included in our 2016 adjusted diluted earnings per share growth guidance presented below.

Fiscal 2016 Financial Outlook

The table below presents our current expectations for selected 2016 financial and operating results.

Other Selected Financial Data (in millions, or as otherwise indicated):


Current Outlook

Comparable sales for Company-owned core domestic concepts


Positive




Commodity inflation


Approximately 0.5%




U.S. GAAP and Adjusted Operating Income Margin


Increase




Effective income tax rate*


26% - 28%




U.S. GAAP and Adjusted diluted earnings per share growth


At Least 10%




U.S. GAAP and Adjusted diluted earnings per share growth in Constant Currency


At Least 13%




Number of new system-wide restaurants


40 - 50




Capital expenditures


$235 - $255




Unfavorable Foreign Currency Translation Impact on Adjusted Operating Income


$10

_________________

* Denoted item is expressed on an adjusted basis

Non-GAAP Measures

In addition to the results provided in accordance with U.S. GAAP, this press release and related tables include certain non-GAAP measures, which present operating results on an adjusted basis. These are supplemental measures of performance that are not required by or presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP and include the following: (i) Adjusted restaurant-level operating margin, (ii) Adjusted income from operations and the corresponding margin, (iii) Adjusted net income, (iv) Adjusted diluted earnings per share, (v) Adjusted segment restaurant-level operating margin, (vi) Adjusted segment income from operations and the corresponding margin and (vii) constant currency.

Although we believe these non-GAAP measures enhance investors' understanding of our business and performance, these non-GAAP financial measures are not intended to replace U.S. GAAP financial measures. These metrics are not necessarily comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. The use of non-GAAP financial measures permits investors to assess the operating performance of our business relative to our performance based on U.S. GAAP results and relative to other companies within the restaurant industry by isolating the effects of certain items that vary from period to period without correlation to core operating performance or that vary widely among similar companies. However, our inclusion of these adjusted measures should not be construed as an indication that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or infrequent items or that the items for which we have made adjustments are unusual or infrequent. We believe that the disclosure of these non-GAAP measures is useful to investors as they form the basis for how our management team and Board of Directors evaluate our operating performance, allocate resources and establish employee incentive plans.

For reconciliations of the non-GAAP measures used in this release, refer to tables four, five, six, seven and eight included later in this release.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call today, February 17, 2016 at 9:00 AM EST. The conference call can be accessed live over the telephone by dialing (877) 407-9039, or (201) 689-8470 for international participants. A replay will be available beginning two hours after the call and can be accessed by dialing (877) 870-5176 or (858) 384-5517 for international callers; the conference ID is 13628336. The replay will be available through Wednesday, February 24, 2016. The call will also be webcast live from the Company's website at http://www.bloominbrands.com under the Investors section. A replay of this webcast will be available on the Company's website after the call.

About Bloomin' Brands, Inc.

Bloomin' Brands, Inc. is one of the largest casual dining restaurant companies in the world with a portfolio of leading, differentiated restaurant concepts. The Company has four founder-inspired brands: Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill and Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. The Company operates approximately 1,500 restaurants in 48 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and 22 countries, some of which are franchise locations. For more information, please visit bloominbrands.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained herein, including statements under the headings "CEO Comments," and "Fiscal 2016 Financial Outlook," are not based on historical fact and are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Generally, these statements can be identified by the use of words such as "guidance," "believes," "estimates," "anticipates," "expects," "on track," "feels," "forecasts," "seeks," "projects," "intends," "plans," "may," "will," "should," "could," "would" and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. These forward-looking statements include all matters that are not historical facts. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: local, regional, national and international economic conditions; consumer confidence and spending patterns; the cost and availability of credit; interest rate changes; competition; consumer reaction to public health and food safety issues; government actions and policies; increases in unemployment rates and taxes; increases in labor costs; price and availability of commodities; challenges associated with our expansion, remodeling and relocation plans; interruption or breach of our systems or loss of consumer or employee information; foreign currency exchange rates; our ability to preserve the value of and grow our brands; the seasonality of the Company's business; weather, acts of God and other disasters; changes in patterns of consumer traffic, consumer tastes and dietary habits; the effectiveness of our strategic actions, including acquisitions and dispositions; compliance with debt covenants and the Company's ability to make debt payments and planned investments; and our ability to continue to pay dividends and repurchase shares of our common stock. Further information on potential factors that could affect the financial results of the Company and its forward-looking statements is included in its most recent Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as may be required by law. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

Note: Numerical figures included in this release have been subject to rounding adjustments.


TABLE ONE

BLOOMIN' BRANDS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

(UNAUDITED)


THIRTEEN WEEKS ENDED


FISCAL YEAR ENDED

(dollars in thousands, except per share data)

DECEMBER 27, 2015


DECEMBER 28, 2014


DECEMBER 27, 2015


DECEMBER 28, 2014

Revenues








Restaurant sales

$

1,042,221



$

1,101,604



$

4,349,921



$

4,415,783


Other revenues

7,078



6,882



27,755



26,928


Total revenues

1,049,299



1,108,486



4,377,676



4,442,711


Costs and expenses








Cost of sales

335,766



354,574



1,419,689



1,435,359


Labor and other related

293,957



309,539



1,205,610



1,218,961


Other restaurant operating

244,844



257,776



1,006,772



1,049,053


Depreciation and amortization

49,083



47,369



190,399



190,911


General and administrative

68,782



82,649



287,614



304,382


Provision for impaired assets and restaurant closings

24,952



15,911



36,667



52,081


Total costs and expenses

1,017,384



1,067,818



4,146,751



4,250,747


Income from operations

31,915



40,668



230,925



191,964


Loss on extinguishment and modification of debt

(318)





(2,956)



(11,092)


Other income (expense), net

417



(1,415)



(939)



(1,244)


Interest expense, net

(15,260)



(14,114)



(56,176)



(59,658)


Income before provision for income taxes

16,754



25,139



170,854



119,970


(Benefit) provision for income taxes

(2,263)



1,205



39,294



24,044


Net income

19,017



23,934



131,560



95,926


Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

1,315



1,525



4,233



4,836


Net income attributable to Bloomin' Brands

$

17,702



$

22,409



$

127,327



$

91,090










Net income

$

19,017



$

23,934



$

131,560



$

95,926


Other comprehensive income:








Foreign currency translation adjustment

(10,393)



(42,700)



(96,194)



(31,731)


Unrealized losses on derivatives, net of tax

1,019



(1,907)



(6,033)



(2,393)


Reclassification of adjustment for loss on derivatives included in net income, net of tax

1,120





2,235




Comprehensive income (loss)

10,763



(20,673)



31,568



61,802


Less: comprehensive income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

122



1,525



(8,934)



4,836


Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Bloomin' Brands

$

10,641



$

(22,198)



$

40,502



$

56,966










Earnings per share:








Basic

$

0.15



$

0.18



$

1.04



$

0.73


Diluted

$

0.14



$

0.17



$

1.01



$

0.71


Weighted average common shares outstanding:








Basic

119,398



125,484



122,352



125,139


Diluted

122,273



128,822



125,585



128,317










Cash dividends declared per common share

$

0.06



$



$

0.24



$


 


TABLE TWO

BLOOMIN' BRANDS, INC.

SEGMENT RESULTS

(UNAUDITED)

(dollars in thousands)

THIRTEEN WEEKS ENDED


FISCAL YEAR ENDED

U.S. Segment

DECEMBER 27, 2015


DECEMBER 28, 2014


DECEMBER 27, 2015


DECEMBER 28, 2014

Revenues








Restaurant sales

$

926,518



$

955,408



$

3,857,162



$

3,832,373


Other revenues

5,780



5,767



22,581



21,906


Total revenues

$

932,298



$

961,175



$

3,879,743



$

3,854,279


Restaurant-level operating margin

15.8

%


15.3

%


15.8

%


15.4

%

Income from operations

$

60,660



$

77,658



$

342,224



$

320,561


Operating income margin

6.5

%


8.1

%


8.8

%


8.3

%

International Segment


Revenues








Restaurant sales

$

115,703



$

146,196



$

492,759



$

583,410


Other revenues

1,298



1,115



5,174



5,022


Total revenues

$

117,001



$

147,311



$

497,933



$

588,432


Restaurant-level operating margin

20.0

%


20.0

%


19.3

%


18.4

%

Income from operations

$

10,221



$

3,481



$

34,597



$

25,020


Operating income margin

8.7

%


2.4

%


6.9

%


4.3

%

Reconciliation of Segment Income from
Operations to Consolidated Income from
Operations








Segment income from operations








U.S.

$

60,660



$

77,658



$

342,224



$

320,561


International

10,221



3,481



34,597



25,020


Total segment income from operations

70,881



81,139



376,821



345,581


Unallocated corporate operating expense - Cost of sales,
Labor and other related and Other restaurant operating

(1,928)



4,770



13,067



14,452


Unallocated corporate operating expense - Depreciation and amortization and General and administrative

(37,038)



(45,241)



(158,963)



(168,069)


Unallocated corporate operating expense

(38,966)



(40,471)



(145,896)



(153,617)


Total income from operations

$

31,915



$

40,668



$

230,925



$

191,964


 


TABLE THREE

BLOOMIN' BRANDS, INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL BALANCE SHEET INFORMATION

(UNAUDITED)

(dollars in thousands)

DECEMBER 27, 2015


DECEMBER 28, 2014

Cash and cash equivalents (1)

$

132,337



$

165,744


Net working capital (deficit) (2) (3)

$

(395,522)



$

(239,559)


Total assets

$

3,032,569



$

3,338,240


Total debt, net

$

1,316,864



$

1,309,797


Total stockholders' equity

$

421,900



$

556,449


_________________

(1)

Excludes restricted cash.

(2)

The Company has, and in the future may continue to have, negative working capital balances (as is common for many restaurant companies). The Company operates successfully with negative working capital because cash collected on Restaurant sales is typically received before payment is due on its current liabilities and its inventory turnover rates require relatively low investment in inventories. Additionally, ongoing cash flows from restaurant operations and gift card sales are used to service debt obligations and to make capital expenditures.

(3)

The Company adopted ASU No. 2015-17, with prospective application, resulting in the classification of deferred tax assets and liabilities as noncurrent in the Consolidated Balance Sheet as of December 27, 2015.

 


TABLE FOUR

BLOOMIN' BRANDS, INC.

RESTAURANT-LEVEL OPERATING MARGIN NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

(UNAUDITED)


THIRTEEN WEEKS ENDED


(UNFAVORABLE) FAVORABLE CHANGE IN ADJUSTED


DECEMBER 27, 2015


DECEMBER 28, 2014



U.S. GAAP


ADJUSTED (1)


U.S. GAAP


ADJUSTED (2)


QUARTER

Restaurant sales

100.0

%


100.0

%


100.0

%


100.0

%













Cost of sales

32.2

%


32.2

%


32.2

%


32.2

%


%

Labor and other related

28.2

%


28.2

%


28.1

%


28.1

%


(0.1)

%

Other restaurant operating

23.5

%


23.1

%


23.4

%


24.0

%


0.9

%











Restaurant-level operating margin

16.1

%


16.5

%


16.3

%


15.7

%


0.8

%












FISCAL YEAR ENDED


(UNFAVORABLE) FAVORABLE CHANGE IN ADJUSTED


DECEMBER 27, 2015


DECEMBER 28, 2014



U.S. GAAP


ADJUSTED (3)


U.S. GAAP


ADJUSTED (2)


YEAR

Restaurant sales

100.0

%


100.0

%


100.0

%


100.0

%













Cost of sales

32.6

%


32.6

%


32.5

%


32.5

%


(0.1)

%

Labor and other related

27.7

%


27.8

%


27.6

%


27.6

%


(0.2)

%

Other restaurant operating

23.1

%


23.1

%


23.8

%


24.0

%


0.9

%











Restaurant-level operating margin

16.5

%


16.5

%


16.1

%


15.9

%


0.6

%

_________________

(1)

Includes legal settlement costs of $4.0 million, primarily related to the Cardoza litigation. The legal settlement was recorded in Other restaurant operating.

(2)

 Includes adjustments primarily related to a $6.1 million legal settlement gain and the reversal of $0.8 million and $2.9 million of deferred rent liabilities associated with the International and Domestic Restaurant Closure Initiatives for the thirteen weeks and fiscal year ended December 28, 2014, respectively, which were recorded in Other restaurant operating.

(3)

Includes adjustments for the favorable resolution of payroll tax audit contingencies of $5.6 million, offset by legal settlement costs of $4.0 million, primarily related to the Cardoza litigation. The payroll audit adjustment was recorded in Labor and other related.

 


TABLE FIVE

BLOOMIN' BRANDS, INC.

SEGMENT RESTAURANT-LEVEL OPERATING MARGIN NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

(UNAUDITED)


THIRTEEN WEEKS ENDED


(UNFAVORABLE) FAVORABLE CHANGE IN ADJUSTED


DECEMBER 27, 2015


DECEMBER 28, 2014


Restaurant-level operating margin:

U.S. GAAP


ADJUSTED


U.S. GAAP


ADJUSTED


QUARTER

U.S.

15.8

%


15.8

%


15.3

%


15.3

%


0.5

%

International (1)

20.0

%


20.0

%


20.0

%


19.5

%


0.5

%












FISCAL YEAR ENDED


(UNFAVORABLE) FAVORABLE CHANGE IN ADJUSTED


DECEMBER 27, 2015


DECEMBER 28, 2014


Restaurant-level operating margin:

U.S. GAAP


ADJUSTED


U.S. GAAP


ADJUSTED


YEAR

U.S. (2)

15.8

%


15.8

%


15.4

%


15.4

%


0.4

%

International (1)

19.3

%


19.3

%


18.4

%


18.4

%


0.9

%

 

_________________

(1)

Includes an adjustment for the write-off of $0.8 million of deferred rent liabilities associated with the International Restaurant Closure Initiative for the thirteen weeks and fiscal year ended December 28, 2014. Also includes adjustments of $0.1 million of Brazil non-cash intangible amortization for the thirteen weeks ended December 27, 2015 and December 28, 2014 and $0.3 million and $0.4 million for the fiscal year ended December 27, 2015 and December 28, 2014, respectively.

(2)

Includes an adjustment for the write-off of $2.1 million of deferred rent liabilities associated with the Domestic Restaurant Closure Initiative for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2014.

 


TABLE SIX

BLOOMIN' BRANDS, INC.

INCOME FROM OPERATIONS, NET INCOME AND DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

(UNAUDITED)


THIRTEEN WEEKS ENDED


FISCAL YEAR ENDED

(in thousands, except per share data)

DECEMBER 27, 2015


DECEMBER 28, 2014


DECEMBER 27, 2015


DECEMBER 28, 2014

Income from operations

$

31,915



$

40,668



$

230,925



$

191,964


Operating income margin

3.0

%


3.7

%


5.3

%


4.3

%

Adjustments:








Restaurant impairments and closing costs (1)

24,515



10,339



33,507



26,841


Payroll tax audit contingency (2)





(5,587)




Purchased intangibles amortization (3)

881



1,417



4,334



5,952


Restaurant relocations, remodels and related costs (4)

462



249



3,625



249


Asset impairments and related costs (5)



7,538



746



24,490


Transaction-related expenses (6)

229



229



1,294



1,347


Legal and contingent matters (7)

4,604



(6,070)



5,843



(6,070)


Severance (8)



3,683





9,045


Total income from operations adjustments

30,691



17,385



43,762



61,854


Adjusted income from operations

$

62,606



$

58,053



$

274,687



$

253,818


Adjusted operating income margin

6.0

%


5.2

%


6.3

%


5.7

%









Net income attributable to Bloomin' Brands

$

17,702



$

22,409



$

127,327



$

91,090


Adjustments:








Income from operations adjustments

30,691



17,385



43,762



61,854


Loss on disposal of business and disposal of assets (9)



770



1,328



770


Loss on extinguishment and modification of debt (10)

318





2,956



11,092


Total adjustments, before income taxes

31,009



18,155



48,046



73,716


Adjustment to provision for income taxes (11)

(12,069)



(5,094)



(15,314)



(23,996)


Net adjustments

18,940



13,061



32,732



49,720


Adjusted net income

$

36,642



$

35,470



$

160,059



$

140,810










Diluted earnings per share

$

0.14



$

0.17



$

1.01



$

0.71


Adjusted diluted earnings per share

$

0.30



$

0.28



$

1.27



$

1.10










Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding

122,273



128,822



125,585



128,317


 

_________________

(1)

Represents expenses incurred for the Bonefish Restructuring and the International and Domestic Restaurant Closure Initiatives.

(2)

Relates to a payroll tax audit contingency adjustment, for the employer's share of FICA taxes related to cash tips allegedly received and unreported by our employees during calendar years 2011 and 2012, which is recorded in Labor and other related expenses. In addition, a deferred income tax adjustment has been recorded for the allowable income tax credits for the employer's share of FICA taxes expected to be paid, which is included in Provision (benefit) for income taxes and offsets the adjustment to Labor and other related expenses. As a result, there is no impact to Net income from this adjustment. See footnote 11 to this table. 

(3)

Represents non-cash intangible amortization recorded as a result of the acquisition of our Brazil operations.

(4)

Represents asset impairment charges and accelerated depreciation incurred in connection with our relocation and remodel programs.

(5)

Represents asset impairment charges and related costs associated with our decision to sell the Roy's concept and corporate aircraft.

(6)

Relates primarily to the following: (i) costs incurred with the secondary offerings of our common stock in March 2015, November 2014 and March 2014 and (ii) costs incurred in 2015 with our sale-leaseback initiative.

(7)

Fees and expenses related to certain legal and contingent matters, including the Cardoza litigation, in fiscal year 2015. During fiscal year 2014, we recognized a gain on a legal settlement.

(8)

Relates to severance expense incurred as a result of our organizational realignment.

(9)

Primarily represents loss on the sale of:  (i) our Roy's business in fiscal 2015 and (ii) one Company-owned Outback Steakhouse location in Mexico in fiscal 2014.

(10)

Relates to the refinancing of our Senior Secured Credit Facility in December 2015, March 2015 and May 2014.

(11)

Income tax effect of adjustments for fiscal year 2015 and 2014, respectively, are calculated based on the statutory rate applicable to jurisdictions in which the above non-GAAP adjustments relate. Additionally, for fiscal year 2015, a deferred income tax adjustment has been recorded for the allowable income tax credits for the employer's share of FICA taxes expected to be paid. See footnote 2 to this table.

 

Following is a summary of the financial statement line item classification of the net income adjustments:


THIRTEEN WEEKS ENDED


FISCAL YEAR ENDED

(dollars in thousands)

DECEMBER 27, 2015


DECEMBER 28, 2014


DECEMBER 27, 2015


DECEMBER 28, 2014

Labor and other related

$



$



$

(5,587)



$


Other restaurant operating expense

3,991



(6,811)



3,891



(8,593)


Depreciation and amortization

1,309



1,573



5,111



5,812


General and administrative

998



7,071



5,015



14,620


Provision for impaired assets and restaurant closings

24,393



15,552



35,332



50,015


Other expense, net



770



1,328



770


Provision for income taxes

(12,069)



(5,094)



(15,314)



(23,996)


Loss on extinguishment and modification of debt

318





2,956



11,092


Net adjustments

$

18,940



$

13,061



$

32,732



$

49,720


 


TABLE SEVEN

BLOOMIN' BRANDS, INC.

SEGMENT INCOME FROM OPERATIONS NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

(UNAUDITED)

U.S. Segment

THIRTEEN WEEKS ENDED


FISCAL YEAR ENDED

(dollars in thousands)

DECEMBER 27, 2015


DECEMBER 28, 2014


DECEMBER 27, 2015


DECEMBER 28, 2014

Income from operations

$

60,660



$

77,658



$

342,224



$

320,561


Operating income margin

6.5

%


8.1

%


8.8

%


8.3

%

Adjustments:








Restaurant impairments and closing costs (1)

24,632





25,948



4,929


Restaurant relocations, remodels and related costs (2)

462



249



3,625



249


Asset impairments and related costs (3)



7,396





13,508


Adjusted income from operations

$

85,754



$

85,303



$

371,797



$

339,247


Adjusted operating income margin

9.2

%


8.9

%


9.6

%


8.8

%

















International Segment








(dollars in thousands)








Income from operations

$

10,221



$

3,481



$

34,597



$

25,020


Operating income margin

8.7

%


2.4

%


6.9

%


4.3

%

Adjustments:








Restaurant impairments and closing costs (4)

(118)



10,339



7,558



21,912


Purchased intangibles amortization (5)

882



1,417



4,335



5,952


Adjusted income from operations

$

10,985



$

15,237



$

46,490



$

52,884


Adjusted operating income margin

9.4

%


10.3

%


9.3

%


9.0

%

_________________

(1)

Represents expenses incurred for the Bonefish Restructuring and the Domestic Restaurant Closure Initiative.

(2)

Represents asset impairment charges and accelerated depreciation incurred in connection with our relocation and remodel programs.

(3)

 Represents asset impairment charges and related costs associated with our decision to sell the Roy's concept.

(4)

 Represents expenses incurred for the International Restaurant Closure Initiative.

(5)

Represents non-cash intangible amortization recorded as a result of the acquisition of our Brazil operations.

 


TABLE EIGHT

BLOOMIN' BRANDS, INC.

IMPACT OF FOREIGN CURRENCY

(UNAUDITED)


FISCAL YEAR 2015


ADJUSTED (1)


CONSTANT CURRENCY (2)

Adjusted income from operations growth

8.2

%


13.3

%

Adjusted net income growth

13.7

%


19.5

%

Adjusted Diluted earnings per share growth (3)

15.5

%


21.8

%

 

_________________

(1)

See reconciliation to U.S. GAAP results in Table Six of this release.

(2)

Results excluding the effect of foreign currency translation, also referred to as constant currency, are calculated by translating current year results at prior year average exchange rates. The Company is primarily exposed to foreign currency fluctuations for the Brazil Real and South Korea Won.

(3)

Adjusted Diluted earnings per share and constant currency growth includes 3.6% from two additional operating days due to the change in the Company's year-end. 

 


TABLE NINE

BLOOMIN' BRANDS, INC.

COMPARATIVE STORE INFORMATION

(UNAUDITED)

Number of restaurants (at end of the period):

DECEMBER 27,
 2015


DECEMBER 28,
 2014

U.S.




Outback Steakhouse




Company-owned

650



648


Franchised

105



105


Total

755



753


Carrabba's Italian Grill




Company-owned

244



242


Franchised

3



1


Total

247



243


Bonefish Grill




Company-owned

210



201


Franchised

5



5


Total

215



206


Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar




Company-owned

66



66


Roy's (1)




Company-owned



20


International




Company-owned




Outback Steakhouse - Brazil (2)

75



63


Outback Steakhouse - South Korea (3)

75



91


Other

16



11


Franchised

58



55


Total

224



220


System-wide total

1,507



1,508


____________________

(1)

On January 26, 2015, we sold our Roy's concept.

(2)

The restaurant counts for Brazil are reported as of November 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, to correspond with the balance sheet dates of this subsidiary.

(3)

In the first quarter of 2015, we adopted a policy that relocated international restaurants closed more than 30 days and relocated U.S. restaurants closed more than 60 days are considered a closure. Prior periods for South Korea have been revised to conform to the current year presentation.

 

 

Chris Meyer
Group Vice President, IR & Finance
(813) 830-5311

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