Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. Reports Fiscal Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

10/14/2021

Signs Seven Franchise Development Agreements Year to Date for 53 New Del Taco Restaurants from Coast to Coast

Launches New Multi-Experience and Multi-Tiered Del Yeah!™ Rewards App

LAKE FOREST, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (“Del Taco” or the “Company”), (NASDAQ: TACO), the second largest Mexican-American quick service restaurant chain by units in the United States, today reported fiscal third quarter 2021 financial results for the 12-week period ended September 7, 2021.

Management Commentary

John D. Cappasola, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Del Taco, commented, “We have made significant progress in signing new franchise development agreements, having signed a total of seven so far this year, including four since July, for a total of 53 new future Del Taco restaurant commitments across six states from coast to coast. Accelerating franchise development with experienced operators looking to diversify their portfolios through our unique QSR+ positioning is a critical part of our growth and these new agreements further support our stated goal of 5% system-wide new unit growth led by franchising beginning in 2023.”

Cappasola continued, “We are pleased with our positive third quarter comparable restaurant sales as we lapped strong performance driven by our very successful launch of Crispy Chicken, as well as our momentum thus far in the fourth quarter. Notable product innovation during the third quarter included new Double Cheese Breakfast Tacos and new Stuffed Quesadilla Tacos, and we plan to follow these introductions with the return of our seasonal, limited-time Tamales menu beginning in November.”

Cappasola concluded, “We recently launched our new holistic CRM platform and introduced our new loyalty App called Del Yeah! Rewards, a points-based loyalty program with four tiers that unlock exciting offers, rewards and experiences which increase along with usage of the app. We are confident that the App will enable us to not only strengthen our guest engagement but also increase sales and frequency over time.”

Fiscal Third Quarter 2021 Highlights

  • Comparable restaurant sales results compared to the fiscal third quarter 2020:
    • System-wide comparable restaurant sales increased 1.8%;
    • Company-operated comparable restaurant sales increased 1.6%;
    • Franchise comparable restaurant sales increased 2.0%;
  • Total revenue of $124.3 million, representing 2.9% growth from the fiscal third quarter 2020;
  • Company-operated restaurant sales of $112.0 million, representing 2.2% growth from the fiscal third quarter 2020;
  • Net income of $3.8 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared to $5.8 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, in the fiscal third quarter 2020;
  • Adjusted net income* of $4.2 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, compared to $6.0 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, in the fiscal third quarter 2020;
  • Restaurant contribution* margin of 16.5% compared to 18.0% in the fiscal third quarter 2020;
  • Adjusted EBITDA* of $14.1 million compared to $15.3 million in the fiscal third quarter 2020; and
  • One company-operated and three franchised-operated restaurants opened; one company-operated and one franchise-operated restaurant closed.

* Adjusted net income, restaurant contribution, and adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP measures and defined below under “Key Financial Definitions”. Please see the reconciliation of non-GAAP measures accompanying this release.

Review of Fiscal Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Total revenue increased 2.9% to $124.3 million compared to $120.8 million in the fiscal third quarter 2020. Comparable restaurant sales increased 1.8% system-wide, increased 1.6% at company-operated restaurants, and increased 2.0% at franchised restaurants.

Net income was $3.8 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared to $5.8 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, last year.

Adjusted net income*, which excludes various items, was $4.2 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, compared to $6.0 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, last year.

Restaurant contribution* was $18.5 million compared to $19.7 million in the fiscal third quarter 2020. As a percentage of company-operated restaurant sales, restaurant contribution margin decreased 150 basis points year-over-year to 16.5%. The decrease from the year-ago period was the result of an approximate 80 basis points increase in labor and related expense and an approximate 100 basis points increase in other operating expense, due to higher advertising expense and utilities expense, partially offset by an approximate 30 basis points decrease in food and paper costs.

Adjusted EBITDA* was $14.1 million compared to $15.3 million in the fiscal third quarter 2020.

Liquidity

As of September 7, 2021, Del Taco’s debt, net of cash, totaled $102.3 million compared to $106.7 million at the end of fiscal year 2020. At the end of the fiscal third quarter 2021 the Company had $130.6 million of remaining availability under its revolving credit facility.

Common Stock Repurchase Program

Del Taco repurchased 449,324 shares of common stock at an average price of $9.87 per share for a total of $4.4 million during the fiscal third quarter 2021. At the end of the fiscal third quarter approximately $10.6 million remained under the $75 million repurchase authorization.

Dividend Announcement

The Board of Directors has authorized a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per share of common stock payable on November 24, 2021 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 3, 2021.

Del Taco intends to pay quarterly cash dividends for the foreseeable future, however, all subsequent dividend payments will be reviewed quarterly and declared by the Board of Directors at its discretion.

Restaurant Portfolio and New Development Agreements

During the fiscal third quarter 2021, one company-operated and three franchised-operated restaurants opened, and one company-operated and one franchise-operated restaurant closed.

Since July, the Company signed four development agreements for a total of 23 restaurants. These agreements followed three development agreements announced earlier this year for 30 units. In total, Del Taco has signed seven development agreements to date in 2021 for 53 restaurants, featuring new franchisees across six states from coast to coast. The four recent new development agreements cover future restaurants in four states from coast to coast, including the east coast of Central Florida and Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina, as well as Fresno, California and non-traditional casino locations in Las Vegas.

Also, the Company recently announced a new delivery-only license agreement with REEF, who is a leader in the growing ghost kitchen and delivery restaurant space. The collaboration will initially kick off later this month with the first location in the dense urban Mid City area of Los Angeles, the first of several planned delivery-only locations.

Based on the current development pipeline, including the seven franchised development agreements signed this year, Del Taco expects system-wide new unit openings will continue to be led by franchisees and will increase modestly in 2022 compared to the thirteen expected system-wide new unit openings in 2021, followed by system-wide new unit growth of 5% beginning in 2023.

Fiscal Year 2021 Guidelines

  • Annual commodity inflation compared to the prior year of 2%, inclusive of approximately 5% inflation in the fiscal fourth quarter compared to the prior year;
  • Labor and related inflation of approximately 6%;
  • Menu price increase of approximately 4.6%;
  • Modest restaurant contribution margin* expansion compared to the 16.1% achieved during fiscal 2020;
  • General and administrative expenses, inclusive of stock-based compensation, at approximately 9.0% of total revenue;
  • Effective tax rate of approximately 29%;
  • Capital expenditures up to $30 million, including expenditures to maintain or enhance existing restaurants, company-operated restaurant openings, the test remodel program, and various discretionary technology and restaurant level investments;
  • Four company-operated restaurant openings, of which three have already opened; and
  • Nine franchised restaurant openings, of which eight have already opened, for 13 system-wide openings.

Conference Call and Webcast

A conference call and webcast are scheduled for 4:30 p.m. ET today. Hosting the conference call and webcast will be John D. Cappasola, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer; and Steven L. Brake, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Interested parties may listen to the conference call via telephone by dialing 201-689-8471. A telephone replay will be available shortly after the call has concluded and can be accessed by dialing 412-317-6671; the passcode is 13723212.

The webcast will be available at www.deltaco.com under the investors section and will be archived on the site shortly after the call has concluded.

Key Financial Definitions

Comparable restaurant sales growth reflects the change in year-over-year sales for the comparable company, franchise and total system restaurant base. Restaurants are included in the comparable store base in the accounting period following its 18th full month of operations and excludes restaurant closures.

Restaurant contribution* is defined as company restaurant sales less restaurant operating expenses, which are food and paper costs, labor and related expenses and occupancy and other operating expenses. Restaurant contribution margin is defined as restaurant contribution as a percentage of company restaurant sales. Restaurant contribution and restaurant contribution marginare neither required by, nor presented in accordance with, GAAP. Restaurant contribution and restaurant contribution margin are supplemental measures of operating performance of restaurants and the calculations thereof may not be comparable to those reported by other companies. Restaurant contribution and restaurant contribution margin have limitations as analytical tools, and you should not consider them in isolation or as substitutes for analysis of results as reported under GAAP. Management believes that restaurant contribution and restaurant contribution margin are important tools for investors because they are widely-used metrics within the restaurant industry to evaluate restaurant-level productivity, efficiency and performance. Management uses restaurant contribution and restaurant contribution margin as key performance indicators to evaluate the profitability of incremental sales at Del Taco restaurants, to evaluate restaurant performance across periods and to evaluate restaurant financial performance compared with competitors.

Adjusted EBITDA* is defined as net income prior to interest expense, income taxes, and depreciation and amortization, as adjusted to add back certain charges, such as stock-based compensation expense; (gain) loss on disposal of assets and adjustments to assets held for sale, net; impairment of goodwill; impairment of trademarks; impairment of long-lived assets; restaurant closure charges, net; amortization of favorable and unfavorable lease assets and liabilities, net; pre-opening costs; sublease income for closed restaurants; executive transition costs; and other income; as these expenses are not considered an indicator of ongoing company performance. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure and should not be considered as an alternative to operating income or net income as a measure of operating performance or cash flows or as measures of liquidity. Non-GAAP financial measures are not necessarily calculated the same way by different companies and should not be considered a substitute for or superior to GAAP results. We believe Adjusted EBITDA facilitates operating performance comparisons from period to period by isolating the effects of some items that vary from period to period without any correlation to core operating performance or that vary widely among similar companies. These potential differences may be caused by variations in capital structures (affecting interest expense), tax positions (such as the impact on periods or changes in effective tax rates or net operating losses) and the age and book depreciation of facilities and equipment (affecting relative depreciation expense). We also present Adjusted EBITDA because (i) we believe this measure is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties to evaluate companies in our industry and (ii) we use Adjusted EBITDA internally as a benchmark to compare performance to that of competitors.

Adjusted net income* represents company net income before sublease income for closed restaurants; impairment of goodwill; impairment of trademarks; impairment of long-lived assets; restaurant closure charges, net; (gain) loss on disposal of assets and adjustments to assets held for sale, net; other income; executive transition costs; net of tax. Adjusted diluted net income per share* represents company diluted net income per share before sublease income for closed restaurants; impairment of goodwill; impairment of trademarks; impairment of long-lived assets; restaurant closure charges, net; (gain) loss on disposal of assets and adjustments to assets held for sale, net; other income; executive transition costs; and tax impact of adjustments, net of tax.

About Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.

Del Taco (NASDAQ:TACO) offers a unique variety of both Mexican and American favorites such as burritos and fries, prepared fresh in every restaurant's working kitchen with the value and convenience of a drive-thru. Del Taco's menu items taste better because they are made with quality ingredients like fresh grilled chicken and carne asada steak, sliced avocado, freshly grated cheddar cheese, slow-cooked beans made from scratch, and creamy Queso Blanco.

Founded in 1964, today Del Taco serves more than three million guests each week at its approximately 600 restaurants across 16 states. Del Taco’s commitment to providing guests with the best quality and value for their money originates from cooking, chopping, shredding and grilling menu items from scratch. For more information, visit www.deltaco.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

In addition to historical information, this release may contain a number of “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, information concerning Del Taco’s possible or assumed future results of operations, restaurant openings, business strategies, competitive position, industry environment, potential growth opportunities and the effects of regulation. These statements are based on Del Taco’s management’s current expectations and beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions concerning future events. When used in this press release, the words “estimates,” “projected,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “forecasts,” “plans,” “intends,” “believes,” “seeks,” “target,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “future,” “propose,” “preliminary,” “guidance,” “on track” and variations of these words or similar expressions (or the negative versions of such words or expressions) are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside Del Taco’s management’s control that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. These risks include, without limitation, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, consumer demand, our inability to successfully open company-operated or franchised restaurants or establish new markets, competition in our markets, our inability to grow and manage growth profitably, adverse changes in food and supply costs, our inability to access additional capital, changes in applicable laws or regulations (including minimum wage regulations), food safety and foodborne illness concerns, our inability to manage existing and to obtain additional franchisees, our inability to successfully execute our portfolio optimization strategy, our inability to attract and retain qualified personnel, our inability to profitably expand into new markets, changes in, or the discontinuation of, the Company’s repurchase program or dividend policy, and the possibility that we may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Additional risks and uncertainties are identified and discussed in Del Taco’s reports filed with the SEC, including under Part I. Item 1A. Risk Factors in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 29, 2020 available at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and the Company’s website at www.deltaco.com.

Forward-looking statements included in this release speak only as of the date of this release. Del Taco undertakes no obligation to update its forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release or otherwise.

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
 
September 7, 2021 December 29, 2020
(Unaudited)
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents

 $

                        3,384

 

 $

                        7,912

 

Accounts and other receivables, net

 

                           5,292

 

 

                           5,463

 

Inventories

 

                           2,952

 

 

                           2,799

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

                           4,191

 

 

                           2,078

 

Assets held for sale

 

                           1,468

 

 

                           1,495

 

Total current assets

 

                         17,287

 

 

                         19,747

 

Property and equipment, net

 

                       146,276

 

 

                       146,706

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

                       243,595

 

 

                       249,071

 

Goodwill

 

                       108,979

 

 

                       108,979

 

Trademarks

 

                       208,400

 

 

                       208,400

 

Intangible assets, net

 

                           8,870

 

 

                           9,754

 

Other assets, net

 

                           6,260

 

 

                           4,652

 

Total assets

 $

                    739,667

 

 $

                    747,309

 

 
Liabilities and shareholders’ equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable

 $

                      20,830

 

 $

                      18,683

 

Other accrued liabilities

 

                         46,739

 

 

                         45,413

 

Current portion of finance lease obligations and other debt

 

                                59

 

 

                              190

 

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

 

                         21,286

 

 

                         22,648

 

Total current liabilities

 

                         88,914

 

 

                         86,934

 

Long-term debt, finance lease obligations and other debt, excluding current 
     portion, net

 

                       105,578

 

 

                       114,418

 

Operating lease liabilities, excluding current portion

 

                       246,220

 

 

                       251,958

 

Deferred income taxes

 

                         63,547

 

 

                         61,485

 

Other non-current liabilities

 

                         19,626

 

 

                         19,760

 

Total liabilities

 

                       523,885

 

 

                       534,555

 

 
Shareholders’ equity:
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; no shares
     issued and outstanding

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 400,000,000 shares authorized; 36,392,418
     shares issued and outstanding at September 7, 2021; 36,828,237
     shares issued and outstanding at December 29, 2020

 

                                  4

 

 

                                  4

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

                       324,269

 

 

                       333,712

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

Accumulated deficit

 

                     (108,491

)

 

                     (120,962

)

     Total shareholders’ equity

 

                       215,782

 

 

                       212,754

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

 $

                    739,667

 

 $

                    747,309

 

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
 
12 Weeks Ended 36 Weeks Ended
September 7, 2021 September 8, 2020 September 7, 2021 September 8, 2020
 
Revenue:
Company restaurant sales

 $

                    111,981

 $

                   109,522

 $

                 328,563

 

 $

                305,116

 

Franchise revenue

 

                           5,586

 

                          5,169

 

                      16,395

 

 

                     14,080

 

Franchise advertising contributions

 

                           4,170

 

                          4,001

 

                      12,184

 

 

                       9,995

 

Franchise sublease and other income

 

                           2,534

 

                          2,090

 

                        7,631

 

 

                       5,971

 

Total revenue

 

                       124,271

 

                      120,782

 

                    364,773

 

 

                   335,162

 

Operating expenses:
Restaurant operating expenses:
Food and paper costs

 

                         29,315

 

                        29,051

 

                      84,764

 

 

                     82,988

 

Labor and related expenses

 

                         37,210

 

                        35,450

 

                    109,932

 

 

                   101,995

 

Occupancy and other operating expenses

 

                         26,989

 

                        25,302

 

                      77,436

 

 

                     72,099

 

General and administrative

 

                         11,218

 

                        10,841

 

                      33,861

 

 

                     30,139

 

Franchise advertising expenses

 

                           4,170

 

                          4,001

 

                      12,184

 

 

                       9,995

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

                           6,021

 

                          6,055

 

                      17,952

 

 

                     18,477

 

Occupancy and other - franchise subleases and other

 

                           2,354

 

                          1,766

 

                        7,324

 

 

                       5,088

 

Pre-opening costs

 

                              152

 

                               63

 

                           407

 

 

                          359

 

Impairment of goodwill

 

 — 

 

 — 

 

 —

 

 

                     87,277

 

Impairment of trademarks

 

 — 

 

 — 

 

 —

 

 

                     11,900

 

Impairment of long-lived assets

 

 — 

 

 — 

 

 —

 

 

                       8,287

 

Restaurant closure charges, net

 

                              690

 

                             413

 

                        1,488

 

 

                       1,406

 

Loss on disposal of assets and adjustments to assets held for sale, net

 

                                37

 

                             140

 

                             91

 

 

                          697

 

Total operating expenses

 

                       118,156

 

                      113,082

 

                    345,439

 

 

                   430,707

 

Income (loss) from operations

 

                           6,115

 

                          7,700

 

                      19,334

 

 

                   (95,545

)

Other expense (income), net:
Interest expense

 

                              660

 

                             941

 

                        2,082

 

 

                       3,730

 

Other income

 

 — 

 

 — 

 

                          (373

)

 

 —

 

Total other expense, net

 

                              660

 

                             941

 

                        1,709

 

 

                       3,730

 

Income (loss) from operations before provision (benefit) for income taxes

 

                           5,455

 

                          6,759

 

                      17,625

 

 

                   (99,275

)

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

 

                           1,617

 

                             962

 

                        5,154

 

 

                     (2,028

)

Net income (loss)

 

                           3,838

 

                          5,797

 

                      12,471

 

 

                   (97,247

)

Other comprehensive income:
Reclassification of interest rate cap amortization included in net
   income (loss), net of tax

 

 — 

 

 — 

 

 —

 

 

                            52

 

Total other comprehensive income, net

 

 — 

 

 — 

 

 —

 

 

                            52

 

Comprehensive income (loss)

 $

                        3,838

 $

                       5,797

 $

                   12,471

 

 $

                (97,195

)

Earnings (loss) per share:
Basic

 $

                          0.11

 $

                         0.16

 $

                       0.34

 

 $

                    (2.62

)

Diluted

 $

                          0.10

 $

                         0.15

 $

                       0.34

 

 $

                    (2.62

)

Weighted average shares outstanding
Basic

 

                  36,455,883

 

                 37,293,390

 

               36,642,380

 

 

              37,152,419

 

Diluted

 

                  36,786,635

 

                 37,420,043

 

               37,082,007

 

 

              37,152,419

 

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.
Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
 
12 Weeks Ended 36 Weeks Ended

September 7, 2021

September 8, 2020

September 7, 2021

September 8, 2020

Net income (loss)

 $

                        3,838

 

 $

                        5,797

 

 $

                      12,471

 

 $

                   (97,247

)

Non-GAAP adjustments:
Provision (benefit) for income taxes

 

                           1,617

 

 

                              962

 

 

                           5,154

 

 

                        (2,028

)

Interest expense

 

                              660

 

 

                              941

 

 

                           2,082

 

 

                          3,730

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

                           6,021

 

 

                           6,055

 

 

                         17,952

 

 

                        18,477

 

EBITDA

 

                         12,136

 

 

                         13,755

 

 

                         37,659

 

 

                      (77,068

)

Stock-based compensation expense (a)

 

                           1,427

 

 

                           1,267

 

 

                           4,346

 

 

                          3,905

 

Loss on disposal of assets and adjustments to assets held for sale, net (b)

 

                                37

 

 

                              140

 

 

                                91

 

 

                             697

 

Impairment of goodwill (c)

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

                        87,277

 

Impairment of trademarks (d)

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

                        11,900

 

Impairment of long-lived assets (e)

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

                          8,287

 

Restaurant closure charges, net (f)

 

                              690

 

 

                              413

 

 

                           1,488

 

 

                          1,406

 

Amortization of favorable and unfavorable lease assets and liabilities, net (g)

 

                              (72

)

 

                              (70

)

 

                            (243

)

 

                           (185

)

Pre-opening costs (h)

 

                              152

 

 

                                63

 

 

                              407

 

 

                             359

 

Sublease income for closed restaurants (i)

 

                            (282

)

 

                            (247

)

 

                            (807

)

 

                           (745

)

Executive transition costs (j)

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

                             287

 

Other income (k)

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

                            (373

)

 

 —

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 $

                      14,088

 

 $

                      15,321

 

 $

                      42,568

 

 $

                     36,120

 

(a) Includes non-cash, stock-based compensation.
(b) Loss on disposal of assets and adjustments to assets held for sale, net includes adjustments to reduce the carrying amount for assets held for sale to estimated fair value less cost to sell, remeasurement losses for assets held for sale reclassified back to held for use, loss or gain on disposal of assets related to sales, retirements and replacement or write-off of leasehold improvements or equipment in the ordinary course of business, net gains or losses recorded associated with the sale of company-operated restaurants to franchisees, gains from the write-off of right-of-use assets and operating lease liabilities related to the termination of leases and net gains or losses recorded associated with sale-leaseback transactions.
(c) Includes non-cash charges related to impairment of goodwill.
(d) Includes non-cash charges related to impairment of trademarks.
(e) Includes non-cash charges related to impairment of long-lived assets.
(f) Restaurant closure costs include rent expense, non-lease executory costs, other direct costs associated with previously closed restaurants and future obligations associated with the closure of a restaurant.
(g) Includes amortization of favorable lease assets and unfavorable lease liabilities.
(h) Pre-opening costs consist of costs directly associated with the opening of new restaurants and incurred prior to opening, including restaurant labor, supplies, cash and non-cash rent expense and other related pre-opening costs. These are generally incurred over the three to five months prior to opening.
(i) Includes other sublease income related to closed restaurants that have been subleased to third parties.
(j) Includes costs associated with the transition of former Company executives, such as severance expense.
(k) During 2021, other income consists of a legal settlement related to construction defects at a company-operated restaurant.
Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.
Reconciliation of Company Restaurant Sales to Restaurant Contribution
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
 
12 Weeks Ended 36 Weeks Ended

September 7, 2021

September 8, 2020

September 7, 2021

September 8, 2020

Company restaurant sales

 $

                    111,981

 

 $

                    109,522

 

 $

                  328,563

 

 $

                    305,116

 

Restaurant operating expenses

 

                         93,514

 

 

                         89,803

 

 

                     272,132

 

 

                       257,082

 

Restaurant contribution

 $

                      18,467

 

 $

                      19,719

 

 $

                    56,431

 

 $

                      48,034

 

Restaurant contribution margin

 

16.5

%

 

18.0

%

 

17.2

%

 

15.7

%

 
 
 
Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.
Reconciliation of Income (Loss) from Operations to Restaurant Contribution
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
 
12 Weeks Ended 36 Weeks Ended
September 7, 2021 September 8, 2020 September 7, 2021 September 8, 2020
Income (loss) from operations

 $

                        6,115

 

 $

                        7,700

 

 $

                    19,334

 

 $

                    (95,545

)

Less:
Franchise revenue

 

                         (5,586

)

 

                         (5,169

)

 

                     (16,395

)

 

                       (14,080

)

Franchise advertising contributions

 

                         (4,170

)

 

                         (4,001

)

 

                     (12,184

)

 

                         (9,995

)

Franchise sublease income and other

 

                         (2,534

)

 

                         (2,090

)

 

                       (7,631

)

 

                         (5,971

)

Plus:
General and administrative

 

                         11,218

 

 

                         10,841

 

 

                       33,861

 

 

                         30,139

 

Franchise advertising expenses

 

                           4,170

 

 

                           4,001

 

 

                       12,184

 

 

                           9,995

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

                           6,021

 

 

                           6,055

 

 

                       17,952

 

 

                         18,477

 

Occupancy and other - franchise subleases and other

 

                           2,354

 

 

                           1,766

 

 

                         7,324

 

 

                           5,088

 

Pre-opening costs

 

                              152

 

 

                                63

 

 

                            407

 

 

                              359

 

Impairment of goodwill

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

                         87,277

 

Impairment of trademarks

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

                         11,900

 

Impairment of long-lived assets

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

                           8,287

 

Restaurant closure charges, net

 

                              690

 

 

                              413

 

 

                         1,488

 

 

                           1,406

 

Loss on disposal of assets and adjustments to assets held for sale, net

 

                                37

 

 

                              140

 

 

                              91

 

 

                              697

 

Restaurant contribution

 $

                      18,467

 

 $

                      19,719

 

 $

                    56,431

 

 $

                      48,034

 

Company restaurant sales

 $

                    111,981

 

 $

                    109,522

 

 $

                  328,563

 

 $

                    305,116

 

Restaurant contribution margin

 

16.5

%

 

18.0

%

 

17.2

%

 

15.7

%

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.
Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted Net Income
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share data)
 
12 Weeks Ended 36 Weeks Ended
September 7, 2021 September 8, 2020 September 7, 2021 September 8, 2020
Net income (loss), as reported

 $

                        3,838

 

 $

                      5,797

 

 $

                    12,471

 

 $

                  (97,247

)

Sublease income for closed restaurants (a)

 

                            (282

)

 

                          (247

)

 

                          (807

)

 

                          (745

)

Impairment of goodwill (b)

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

                      87,277

 

Impairment of trademarks (c)

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

                      11,900

 

Impairment of long-lived assets (d)

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

                        8,287

 

Restaurant closure charges, net (e)

 

                              690

 

 

                            413

 

 

                         1,488

 

 

                        1,406

 

Loss on disposal of assets and adjustments to assets held for sale, net (f)

 

                                37

 

 

                            140

 

 

                              91

 

 

                           697

 

Other income (g)

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

                          (373

)

 

 —

 

Executive transition costs (h)

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

                           287

 

Tax impact of adjustments (i)

 

                            (120

)

 

                            (82

)

 

                          (107

)

 

                       (5,891

)

Non-GAAP adjusted net income

 $

                        4,163

 

 $

                      6,021

 

 $

                    12,763

 

 $

                     5,971

 

 
Earnings (loss) per share (as reported):
Basic

 $

                          0.11

 

 $

                        0.16

 

 $

                        0.34

 

 $

                      (2.62

)

Diluted

 $

                          0.10

 

 $

                        0.15

 

 $

                        0.34

 

 $

                      (2.62

)

Weighted average shares outstanding (as reported):
Basic

 

                  36,455,883

 

 

                37,293,390

 

 

                36,642,380

 

 

               37,152,419

 

Diluted

 

                  36,786,635

 

 

                37,420,043

 

 

                37,082,007

 

 

               37,152,419

 

 
Adjusted earnings per share:
Basic

 $

                          0.11

 

 $

                        0.16

 

 $

                        0.35

 

 $

                       0.16

 

Diluted

 $

                          0.11

 

 $

                        0.16

 

 $

                        0.34

 

 $

                       0.16

 

Shares used in computing adjusted earnings per share:
Basic

 

                  36,455,883

 

 

                37,293,390

 

 

                36,642,380

 

 

               37,152,419

 

Diluted

 

                  36,786,635

 

 

                37,420,043

 

 

                37,082,007

 

 

               37,213,880

 

(a) Includes other sublease income related to closed restaurants that have been subleased to third parties.
(b) Includes non-cash charges related to impairment of goodwill.
(c) Includes non-cash charges related to impairment of trademarks.
(d) Includes non-cash charges related to impairment of long-lived assets.
(e) Restaurant closure costs include rent expense, non-lease executory costs, other direct costs associated with previously closed restaurants and future obligations associated with the closure of a restaurant.
(f) Loss on disposal of assets and adjustments to assets held for sale, net includes adjustments to reduce the carrying amount for assets held for sale to estimated fair value less cost to sell, remeasurement losses for assets held for sale reclassified back to held for use, loss or gain on disposal of assets related to sales, retirements and replacement or write-off of leasehold improvements or equipment in the ordinary course of business, net gains or losses recorded associated with the sale of company-operated restaurants to franchisees, gains from the write-off of right-of-use assets and operating lease liabilities related to the termination of leases and net gains or losses recorded associated with sale-leaseback transactions.
(g) During 2021, other income consists of a legal settlement related to construction defects at a company-operated restaurant.
(h) Includes costs associated with the transition of former Company executives, such as severance expense.
(i) Represents the income tax associated with the adjustments in (a) through (h) that are deductible for income tax purposes.
Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.
Restaurant Development
 
12 Weeks Ended 36 Weeks Ended
September 7, 2021 September 8, 2020 September 7, 2021 September 8, 2020
Company-operated restaurant activity:
Beginning of period

                              297

                              294

                          295

                         300

Openings

                                  1

                                  1

                              3

                             3

Closures

                                (1)

 — 

                            (1)

                           (2)

Sold to franchisees

 — 

 — 

 — 

                           (6)

Restaurants at end of period

                              297

                              295

                          297

                         295

Franchise-operated restaurant activity:
Beginning of period

                              304

                              299

                          301

                         296

Openings

                                  3

                                  4

                              8

                             5

Closures

                                (1)

                                (2)

                            (3)

                           (6)

Purchased from Company

 — 

 — 

 — 

                             6

Restaurants at end of period

                              306

                              301

                          306

                         301

Total restaurant activity:
Beginning of period

                              601

                              593

                          596

                         596

Openings

                                  4

                                  5

                            11

                             8

Closures

                                (2)

                                (2)

                            (4)

                           (8)

Restaurants at end of period

                              603

                              596

                          603

                         596

 

Investor Relations Contact:
Raphael Gross
(203) 682-8253
investor@deltaco.com

Source: Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.