Tim Hortons Inc. announces 2011 third quarter results: sales momentum contributed to strong performance

(Unaudited.  All amounts in Canadian dollars and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP except as otherwise noted.)

Financial & Sales Highlights

                                       
                Q3 2011       Q3 2010     %
Year-over
Year
Change
      YTD 2011
Total revenues           $   726.9   $   670.5     8.4%     $ 2,073.2
Operating income           $   152.8   $   133.0     14.9%     $ 416.6
Adjusted operating income(1)           $   151.1   $   137.4     10.0%        
Effective tax rate               29.0%       35.7%             29.2%
Net income attributable to THI           $   103.6   $   73.8     40.4%     $ 279.9 
Diluted earnings per share (EPS)           $   0.65   $   0.42     52.4%     $ 1.71
Fully diluted shares               160.1       173.7     (7.9)%       164.0

(All numbers in millions, except effective tax rate and EPS.  All numbers rounded.)

(1)    Adjusted operating income excludes 100% of the operating income and the related adjustments specific to Maidstone
Bakeries and excludes 2010 and 2011 net asset impairment charges and restaurant closure cost recovery.  Adjusted
operating income is a non-GAAP measure.  Please refer to "Information on non-GAAP Measure" at the end of this release
for further details and for a reconciliation of this measure to operating income, the closest GAAP measure.

                                                 
Same-Store Sales(2)                               Q3 2011       Q3 2010       YTD 2011
Canada                               4.7%       4.3%       3.5%
U.S.                               6.3%       3.3%       5.9%

(2)    Includes average sales at Franchised and Company-operated restaurants open for 13 months or more. Substantially all of our restaurants are franchised.

Highlights

  • Canadian and U.S. segments both delivered strong same-store sales performance, increasing 4.7% in Canada and 6.3% in the U.S.
  • Healthy systemwide sales contributed to strong earnings growth. Prior-year comparison affected by the 2010 asset impairment charge, partially offset by the Maidstone Bakeries sale
  • 64 restaurant locations opened in Canada and the U.S.
  • Kingston, Ontario replacement distribution centre opened and ramping up operations

OAKVILLE, ON, Nov. 10, 2011 /CNW/ - Tim Hortons Inc. (TSX: THI, NYSE: THI) today announced results for the third quarter ended October 2nd, 2011. 

"Operating conditions in North America continued to be challenging and the strength of our sales performance is a great testament to our strong price-value brand position with our guests.  We continued to innovate in the third quarter and execute our strategic growth plans to build our business," said Paul House, executive chairman, and president and CEO.

Consolidated Results

All percentage increases and decreases represent year-over-year changes for the third quarter of 2011 compared to the third quarter of 2010, unless otherwise noted.

Third quarter systemwide sales(3) increased 8.2% on a constant currency basis.  Total revenues grew 8.4% to $726.9 million compared to $670.5 million in the prior year.  The strength of our systemwide sales helped drive rents and royalties revenues, which increased 6.8%, and distribution sales, which grew 11.9%.  Higher distribution sales outpaced system growth due to higher pricing of underlying commodities, particularly coffee, moving through our supply chain.   Franchise fees increased modestly during the quarter, rising 3.6%.

Total costs and expenses grew 6.8% during the quarter, below the rate of systemwide sales growth.  Cost of sales was up 13.5% in the third quarter, due in part to higher systemwide sales, and also due to higher underlying commodity costs, which increased product costs and also increased distribution sales as noted previously.  Cost of sales also reflects the impact from the previous sale of Maidstone Bakeries in 2010.  Cost of sales subsequent to the bakery sale is recorded at essentially the selling price from the bakery versus the manufacturing costs.  In addition, we also incurred start-up costs associated with the replacement distribution centre in Kingston, Ontario. Growth in operating expenses was moderate during the third quarter, and general and administrative expenses declined year-over-year.  The decline was primarily due to lower professional fees compared to last year offset in part by additional investments to support advertising and promotional activities in the U.S. market and our Cold Stone Creamery© brand-building activities in Canada.

Consolidated operating income increased by 14.9% in the third quarter, to $152.8 million, compared to $133.0 million in the prior year.  On a comparable basis, our 2010 third quarter results included a $20.9 million asset impairment charge compared to an asset impairment charge, net of a recovery of previously accrued closure costs, of $0.4 million in the third quarter this year. In addition, our 2010 results included $16.5 million of contributions from Maidstone Bakeries, which are not in our 2011 results. However, we benefited from a $2.1 million deferred gain in the third quarter this year related to the 2010 Maidstone Bakeries sale.  Adjusted operating income(1), absent the impacts of the net asset impairment charges and Maidstone Bakeries sale, was up 10.0%, driven by systemwide sales growth and more moderate growth in expenses.  Please refer to "Information on non-GAAP Measure" below for a reconciliation of adjusted operating income to operating income, the nearest GAAP measure.

Net income attributable to THI rose 40.4%, to $103.6 million, compared to $73.8 million last year.  In addition to the earnings factors noted above, our net income attributable to THI was impacted by a lower effective tax rate in the third quarter of 29.0% compared to 35.7% in the same period last year.  A significant portion of the year-over-year difference in effective tax rates was related to the asset impairment charge taken in 2010 for which a deduction was not available.

Third quarter EPS was $0.65, increasing significantly from $0.42 last year.  The increase includes a $0.12 per share impact in 2010 arising from the asset impairment charge.  Absent this factor, and a restaurant closure cost recovery this year, our EPS growth would have been 18.2% for the quarter.  The cumulative impact of our share repurchase programs has been a substantial contributor to our EPS growth. We had approximately $64 million available in our current share repurchase program as at the end of the third quarter.  The current program is expected to be completed by March 2nd, 2012.  We had 7.9% fewer fully diluted shares outstanding in the third quarter of 2011 compared to the same period last year.

"During the quarter we continued to reinforce our market-leading position with innovation in our product offerings such as Real Fruit Smoothies and Specialty Bagels, and through disciplined execution of our strategic growth initiatives.  Following the quarter, we also announced our plans to extend our coffee leadership by introducing espresso-based lattes, mocha lattes and cappuccinos under the Tim's Café Favourites umbrella at nearly 3,000 locations in Canada and the U.S.  Our system also plans to introduce digital menu boards across the chain in Canada, which we believe will enhance the overall guest experience, and we are also extending our breakfast hours nationally to 12:00 noon," said Paul House, executive chairman, and President and CEO.

Segmented Performance Commentary

Canada

Canadian segment same-store sales increased by 4.7% in the third quarter, outpacing growth in the first half of the year.  Our Canadian growth was driven by gains in average cheque due to a combination of favourable product mix related to new product introductions and promotions and pricing previously in the system. Our same-store sales growth was achieved against a backdrop of continued economic weakness and generally challenging macro-operating conditions that we believe were factors that contributed to moderately lower same-store transactions during the quarter.  Total system transactions increased during the quarter due to new restaurants in the system.

We continued to execute our restaurant development strategy in the third quarter and opened 41 restaurants.  Consistent with historical patterns, our restaurant development in Canada is weighted to the fourth quarter of 2011.

Operating income in the Canadian segment rose 4.5% to $160.4 million compared to $153.5 million in the same period last year.  Operating income benefited from an 8.3% increase in Canadian systemwide sales.  Higher systemwide sales drove increased rents and royalties and resulted in higher distribution income.  Our Canadian segment operating income performance includes a $6.2 million net reduction compared to last year arising from the loss of contribution from Maidstone Bakeries due to the disposition of our 50% joint-venture interest.  We also incurred start-up and transition costs associated with our replacement distribution facility in Kingston, Ontario, which began to ramp up operations in the third quarter.

United States

The U.S. segment experienced robust same-store sales growth of 6.3%.  Our same-store sales performance benefited from increased average cheque due to pricing in the system and favourable product mix, and also due to moderately higher transactions.  Our growth was supported by enhanced menu, marketing and promotional efforts designed to create higher brand awareness and increase guest traffic.

Our restaurant development activity in the U.S. market, primarily focused on our core growth markets, resulted in 23 new openings, including 12 full-serve restaurants and 11 self-serve locations.

We had operating income of $2.9 million in the U.S. segment in the third quarter compared to a $17.5 million loss in the same period last year. 

The third quarter of 2010 included asset impairment charges of $20.9 million related to the Company's Portland, Providence and Hartford markets. The third quarter of 2011 included a net $0.5 million benefit related to a $1.5 million reversal of previously accrued closure costs related to the Company's New England markets, partially offset by an asset impairment charge of $1.0 million, which reflects current real estate values in the Company's Portland market.  In addition, $0.9 million relating to equipment value in the Portland market was recorded as a charge in variable interest entities due to the impairment. 

U.S. segment operating income of $2.9 million in the quarter was driven by strong systemwide sales growth in the U.S., which resulted in higher rents and royalties and higher distribution income from underlying product demand.  Absent the net impact from impairment, as noted above, the U.S. segment was down slightly compared to last year due primarily to an allowance on notes receivable under our U.S. franchise incentive program resulting from a decline in the value of associated collateral.

Corporate Developments

Board declares dividend payment of $0.17 per common share

A quarterly dividend of $0.17 per common share has been declared by the Board of Directors, payable on December 14th, 2011 to shareholders of record as of November 30th, 2011.  Dividends are declared and paid in Canadian dollars to all shareholders with Canadian resident addresses. For U.S. shareholders, dividends paid will be converted to U.S. dollars based on prevailing exchange rates at the time of conversion by Tim Hortons for registered shareholders and by Clearing and Depository Services Inc. for beneficial shareholders.

First international restaurant opened in Dubai

As part of our international expansion strategy the Company signed a Master License Agreement earlier in 2011 that targets up to 120 multi-format restaurants in the Gulf Cooperation Council over five years, including approximately five this year.  The first of the planned five locations opened for business in September, with the others planned later in the fourth quarter, and initial response in the local market has been highly positive.

Tim Hortons conference call today at 2:30 p.m. (EDT) Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Tim Hortons will host a conference call today to discuss the third quarter results, scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Savings Time). The dial-in number is (416) 641-6712 or (800) 785-6502. No access code is required. A simultaneous web cast of the call, including presentation material, will be available at www.timhortons-invest.com. A replay of the call will be available until November 17th, 2011 and can be accessed at (416) 626-4100 or (800) 558-5253. The call replay reservation number is 21542692. The call and presentation material will also be archived for a period of one year in the Events and Presentations section at the same website.

Information on non-GAAP Measure

Adjusted operating income is a non-GAAP measure. Adjusted operating income for 2010 and 2011 deducts 100% of operating income specific to Maidstone, which was sold in the fourth quarter of 2010, and adds back the impact of the net asset impairment charge related to our New England markets in the U.S (see (a) below). Management uses adjusted operating income to assist in the evaluation of year-over-year performance and believes that it will be helpful to investors as a measure of underlying growth rates. This non-GAAP measure is not intended to replace the presentation of our financial results in accordance with GAAP. The Company's use of the term adjusted operating income may differ from similar measures reported by other companies. The reconciliation of operating income, a GAAP measure, to adjusted operating income, a non-GAAP measure, is set forth in the table below:

            Third quarter ended       Change from prior year
              October 2,
2011
      October 3,
2010
            $             %
            (in millions, except for percentages)
Operating income           $ 152.8     $ 133.0     $       19.8           14.9%
(Deduct): Maidstone operating income             0       (16.5)             16.5           n/m
(Deduct): Amortization of Maidstone supply agreement             (2.1)       0             (2.1)           n/m
Add: Net asset impairment charge (a)             0.4       20.9             (20.5)           n/m
Adjusted operating income           $ 151.1     $ 137.4     $       13.7           10.0%

N/M - the comparison is not meaningful.

(a)    The Net asset impairment charge in 2011 included an asset impairment charge of $1.9 million, net of a $1.5 million recovery of previously accrued closure costs.

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain information in this news release, particularly information regarding future economic performance, finances, and plans, expectations and objectives of management, and other information, constitutes forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  We refer to all of these as forward-looking statements. Various factors including competition in the quick service segment of the food service industry, general economic conditions and others described as "risk factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed February 25th, 2011 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Canadian Securities Administrators, could affect the Company's actual results and cause such results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements.

As such, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements contained in this news release, which speak only as to management's expectations as of the date hereof.  Forward-looking statements are based on a number of assumptions which may prove to be incorrect, including, but not limited to, assumptions about: the absence of an adverse event or condition that damages our strong brand position and reputation; the absence of a material increase in competition within the quick service restaurant segment of the food service industry; commodity costs; continuing positive working relationships with the majority of the Company's restaurant owners; the absence of any material adverse effects arising as a result of litigation; there being no significant change in the Company's ability to comply with current or future regulatory requirements; and general worldwide economic conditions.

We are presenting this information for the purpose of informing you of management's current expectations regarding these matters, and this information may not be appropriate for any other purpose.  We assume no obligation to update or alter any forward-looking statements after they are made, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.  Please review the Company's Safe Harbor Statement at www.timhortons.com/en/about/safeharbor.html.

(3) Total systemwide sales growth includes restaurant-level sales at both Company-operated and Franchised restaurants. Approximately 99.5% of our consolidated system is franchised as at October 2nd, 2011. Systemwide sales growth is determined using a constant exchange rate to exclude the effects of foreign currency translation. U.S. dollar sales are converted to Canadian dollar amounts using the average exchange rate of the base quarter for the period covered. Systemwide sales growth excludes sales from our Republic of Ireland and United Kingdom licensed locations. Systemwide sales growth in Canadian dollars, including the effects of foreign currency translation, was 7.6% for the third quarter ended October 2nd, 2011 and 6.9% for the same period in 2010.

Tim Hortons Inc. Overview

Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in North America based on market capitalization, and the largest in Canada. Operating in the quick service segment of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, espresso-based specialty coffees including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso-flavoured shots, specialty teas, home-style soups, fresh sandwiches, wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked goods, including our trademark donuts. As of October 2nd, 2011, Tim Hortons had 3,871 systemwide restaurants, including 3,225 in Canada, 645 in the United States and one in the Gulf Cooperation Council. More information about the Company is available at www.timhortons.com.


TIM HORTONS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands of Canadian dollars, except share and per share data) 
     
    (Unaudited)            
                 
    Third Quarter Ended        
    October 2, 2011   October 3, 2010   $ Change   % Change
                 
REVENUES              
Sales $511,488   $468,000   $43,488   9.3%
Franchise revenues:              
  Rents and royalties 188,956   176,964   11,992   6.8%
  Franchise fees 26,486   25,556   930   3.6%
    215,442   202,520   12,922   6.4%
TOTAL REVENUES 726,930   670,520   56,410   8.4%
                 
COSTS AND EXPENSES              
Cost of sales 452,996   398,957   54,039   13.5%
Operating expenses 65,348   61,690   3,658   5.9%
Franchise fee costs 26,117   24,908   1,209   4.9%
General and administrative expenses 34,744   35,790   (1,046)   (2.9%)
Equity (income) (3,855)   (4,015)   160   (4.0%)
Asset impairment and related closure costs, net 372   20,888   (20,516)   n/m
Other (income), net (1,598)   (708)   (890)   n/m
TOTAL COSTS AND EXPENSES, NET 574,124   537,510   36,614   6.8%
                 
OPERATING INCOME 152,806   133,010   19,796   14.9%
                 
Interest (expense) (7,443)   (6,472)   (971)   15.0%
Interest income 738   432   306   70.8%
                 
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES 146,101   126,970   19,131   15.1%
                 
INCOME TAXES 42,302   45,268   (2,966)   (6.6%)
                 
Net Income  103,799   81,702   22,097   27.0%
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests 168   7,874   (7,706)   n/m
                 
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO TIM HORTONS INC. $103,631   $73,828   $29,803   40.4%
                 
Basic earnings per common share attributable to Tim Hortons Inc. $0.65   $0.43   $0.22   52.6%
                 
Diluted earnings per common share attributable to Tim Hortons Inc. $0.65   $0.42   $0.22   52.4%
                 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - Basic
(in thousands)
159,584   173,482   (13,898)   (8.0%)
                 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - Diluted
(in thousands)
160,063   173,743   (13,680)   (7.9%)
                 
Dividend per common share $0.17   $0.13   $0.04    
                 
n/m - not meaningful              
(all numbers rounded)              


TIM HORTONS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands of Canadian dollars, except share and per share data)

   (Unaudited)        
               
  Year-to-date Period Ended        
  October 2, 2011   October 3, 2010   $ Change   % Change 
REVENUES              
Sales $1,464,023   $1,318,292   $145,731   11.1%
Franchise revenues:              
  Rents and royalties 542,175   512,803   29,372   5.7%
  Franchise fees 66,979   61,899   5,080   8.2%
  609,154   574,702   34,452   6.0%
TOTAL REVENUES 2,073,177   1,892,994   180,183   9.5%
               
COSTS AND EXPENSES              
Cost of sales 1,289,379   1,121,351   168,028   15.0%
Operating expenses 192,604   181,975   10,629   5.8%
Franchise fee costs 67,853   63,113   4,740   7.5%
General and administrative expenses 118,709   107,207   11,502   10.7%
Equity (income) (10,788)   (11,032)   244   (2.2%)
Asset impairment and related closure costs, net 372   20,888   (20,516)   n/m
Other (income), net (1,579)   (1,105)   (474)   42.9%
TOTAL COSTS AND EXPENSES, NET 1,656,550   1,482,397   174,153   11.7%
               
OPERATING INCOME 416,627   410,597   6,030   1.5%
               
Interest (expense) (22,246)   (18,797)   (3,449)   18.3%
Interest income 3,265   892   2,373   n/m
               
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES 397,646   392,692   4,954   1.3%
               
INCOME TAXES 115,993   125,492   (9,499)   (7.6%)
               
Net Income  281,653   267,200   14,453   5.4%
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests 1,794   20,362   (18,568)   n/m
               
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO TIM HORTONS INC. $279,859   $246,838   $33,021   13.4%
               
Basic earnings per common share attributable to Tim Hortons Inc. $1.71   $1.41   $0.30   21.1%
               
Diluted earnings per common share attributable to Tim Hortons Inc. $1.71   $1.41   $0.30   21.0%
               
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - Basic (in thousands) 163,535   174,744   (11,210)   (6.4%)
               
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - Diluted (in thousands) 164,026   175,002   (10,976)   (6.3%)
               
Dividend per common share $0.51   $0.39   $0.12    
               
n/m - not meaningful              
(all numbers rounded)              

TIM HORTONS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
(In thousands of Canadian dollars)
   
    As at
    October 2,   January 2,
  2011   2011
    (Unaudited)
       
ASSETS        
         
Current assets        
  Cash and cash equivalents $91,118   $574,354
  Restricted cash and cash equivalents 69,395   67,110
  Restricted investments   37,970
  Accounts receivable, net 172,344   182,005
  Notes receivable, net 11,200   12,543
  Deferred income taxes 2,521   7,025
  Inventories and other, net 159,325   100,712
  Advertising fund restricted assets 29,062   27,402
Total current assets   534,965   1,009,121
         
Property and equipment, net   1,422,418   1,373,670
         
Notes receivable, net   3,499   3,811
         
Deferred income taxes   12,291   13,730
         
Intangible assets, net   4,681   5,270
         
Equity investments   44,098   44,767
         
Other assets   54,634   31,147
Total assets   $2,076,586   $2,481,516

TIM HORTONS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
(In thousands of Canadian dollars, except share data) 
    As at 
    October 2,   January 2,
    2011   2011
         
    (Unaudited) 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY        
         
Current liabilities        
  Accounts payable $160,988   $142,444
  Accrued liabilities:      
     Salaries and wages 21,495   20,567
     Taxes 23,985   65,654
     Other 116,328   209,663
  Deferred income taxes 940   2,205
  Advertising fund restricted liabilities 40,709   41,026
  Current portion of long-term obligations 9,646   9,937
Total current liabilities   374,091   491,496
         
Long-term obligations        
  Long-term debt 350,314   344,726
  Advertising fund restricted debt 475   468
  Capital leases 87,230   82,217
  Deferred income taxes 5,653   8,237
  Other long-term liabilities 116,737   111,930
Total long-term obligations   560,409   547,578
           
Equity        
  Equity of Tim Hortons Inc.      
     Common shares      
     $2.84 stated value per share, Authorized:  unlimited shares,   Issued:  158,656,910 and 170,664,295 shares, respectively 449,949   484,050
     Contributed surplus 6,149  
     Common shares held in trust, at cost: 314,653 and 278,082 shares, respectively (11,506)   (9,542)
     Retained earnings 803,754   1,105,882
     Accumulated other comprehensive loss (107,392)   (143,589)
  Total equity of Tim Hortons Inc. 1,140,954   1,436,801
  Noncontrolling interests 1,132   5,641
Total equity   1,142,086   1,442,442
Total liabilities and equity   $2,076,586   $2,481,516

TIM HORTONS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands of Canadian dollars)  
  Year-to-date Period Ended 
  October 2, 2011   October 3, 2010 
        
  (Unaudited)    
       
CASH FLOWS PROVIDED FROM (USED IN) OPERATING ACTIVITIES      
Net income $281,653   $267,200 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities      
                Depreciation and amortization 85,675   88,368 
                Asset impairment and related closure costs, net 372   20,888 
                Stock-based compensation expense 14,481   9,500 
                Amortization of Maidstone Bakeries' supply contract (6,190)   -  
                Deferred income taxes (4,062)   2,351 
      Changes in operating assets and liabilities       
                Restricted cash and cash equivalents (2,084)   46,443 
                Accounts receivable 6,356   37,141 
                Inventories and other (41,163)   (35,068) 
                Accounts payable and accrued liabilities (87,553)   5,172 
                Taxes (41,670)   2,054 
      Other, net 12,954   (7,189) 
       
Net cash provided from operating activities 218,769   436,860
       
CASH FLOWS PROVIDED FROM (USED IN) INVESTING ACTIVITIES      
Capital expenditures (106,031)   (78,988) 
Proceeds from sale of restricted investments 38,000   20,240 
Purchase of restricted investments 0   (37,832) 
Other investing activities (10,106)   1,076 
       
Net cash used in investing activities (78,137)   (95,504) 
       
CASH FLOWS PROVIDED FROM (USED IN) FINANCING ACTIVITIES      
Purchase of common shares (530,139)   (136,036) 
Dividend payments to common shareholders (83,318)   (68,004) 
Proceeds from issuance of debt (net of issuance cost) 2,578   200,518 
Principal payments on other long-term debt obligations (6,126)   (204,760) 
Purchase of common shares held in trust (2,797)   (3,252) 
Purchase of common shares for settlement of restricted stock units (262)   (377) 
Other financing activities (6,303)   (16,331) 
        
Net cash used in financing activities (626,367)   (228,242) 
        
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash 2,499   (1,308) 
        
(Decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (483,236)   111,806 
        
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 574,354   121,653 
        
Less: Cash and cash equivalents included in assets held for sale 0   (37,757) 
        
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $91,118   $195,702 

TIM HORTONS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT REPORTING
(In thousands of Canadian dollars) 

  (Unaudited)
               
  Third Quarter Ended
  October 2, 2011   % of Total   October 3, 2010(6)   % of Total
               
REVENUES              
Canada $617,937   85.0%   $562,057   83.8%
U.S. 36,835   5.1%   33,573   5.0%
Total reportable segments 654,772   90.1%   595,630   88.8%
Variable interest entities(1) 72,158   9.9%   74,890   11.2%
Total $726,930   100.0%   $670,520   100.0%
               
SEGMENT OPERATING INCOME              
Canada(1) $160,386   98.2%   $153,544   112.8%
U.S. (2)(3) 2,873   1.8%   (17,483)   (12.8)%
Reportable segment operating income 163,259   100.0%   136,061   100.0%
Variable interest entities (1)(4) 366       9,032    
Corporate charges (5) (10,819)       (12,083)    
Consolidated operating income 152,806       133,010    
Interest expense, net (6,705)       (6,040)    
Income taxes (42,302)       (45,268)    
Net income 103,799       81,702    
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests (168)       (7,874)    
Net income attributable to Tim Hortons Inc. $103,631       $73,828    
               
  Third Quarter Ended
  October 2, 2011   October 3, 2010   $ Change   % Change
               
Sales is comprised of:              
Distribution sales $432,923   $387,030   $45,893   11.9%
Company-operated restaurant sales 6,407   6,080   327   5.4%
Sales from variable interest entities 72,158   74,890   (2,732)   (3.6)%
  $511,488   $468,000   $43,488   9.3%

(1)  The Company's chief decision maker viewed and evaluated the performance of the Canadian segment with Maidstone Bakeries accounted for on an equity accounting basis, which reflects 50% of Maidstone Bakeries' operating income. As a result, the net revenues and the remaining 50% of operating income of Maidstone Bakeries up to October 29, 2010, the date of disposition, were included in the Variable interest entities line above ($8.3 million and $22.0 million for the third quarter and year-to-date periods of 2010, respectively), along with revenues and operating income or loss from our non-owned consolidated restaurants.

(2)  The third quarter and year-to-date periods of 2011 include asset impairment charges of $1.0 million which primarily reflects current real estate values in the Company's Portland market. In addition, approximately $1.5 million of accrued closure costs were reversed upon the substantial conclusion of closure activities related to the Company's New England markets. Both of these items are included in Asset impairment and related closure costs, net on the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations.

(3)  The third quarter and year-to-date periods of 2010 include an asset impairment charge of $20.9 million related to the Company's Portland, Providence and Hartford markets, which were determined to be impaired.

(4)  The third quarter and year-to-date periods of 2011 include an asset impairment charge of $0.9 million related to VIEs in the Portland market.

(5)  Corporate charges include certain overhead costs which are not allocated to individual business segments, the impact of certain foreign currency exchange gains and losses, the net costs associated with executing the Company's International expansion plans, and the operating income from the Company's wholly-owned Irish subsidiary, which continues to be managed corporately. In addition, the year-to-date period of 2011 includes $6.3 million of severance charges, advisory fees, and related costs and expenses related to the separation agreement with the Company's former President and Chief Executive Officer.

(6)  Beginning in 2011, we have modified certain allocation methods resulting in changes in the classification of certain costs, with the main change being corporate information technology infrastructure costs now being included in Corporate charges rather than in the Canadian operating segment. This change has been consistently applied for all comparative periods.

 

TIM HORTONS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT REPORTING
(In thousands of Canadian dollars)

  (Unaudited) 
               
  Year-to-date Period Ended
  October 2, 2011   % of Total   October 3, 2010(6)   % of Total
               
REVENUES              
Canada $1,764,511   85.1%   $1,568,950   82.9%
U.S. 108,366   5.2%   91,421   4.8%
Total reportable segments 1,872,877   90.3%   1,660,371   87.7%
Variable interest entities(1) 200,300   9.7%   232,623   12.3%
Total $2,073,177   100.0%   $1,892,994   100.0%
               
SEGMENT OPERATING INCOME              
Canada(1) $448,343   97.9%   $438,883   103.3%
U.S. (2)(3) 9,492   2.1%   (14,149)   (3.3)%
Reportable segment operating income 457,835   100.0%   424,734   100.0%
Variable interest entities (1)(4) 2,383       23,255    
Corporate charges (5) (43,591)       (37,392)    
Consolidated operating income 416,627       410,597    
Interest expense, net (18,981)       (17,905)    
Income taxes (115,993)       (125,492)    
Net income 281,653       267,200    
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests (1,794)       (20,362)    
Net income attributable to Tim Hortons Inc. $279,859       $246,838    
               
               
               
  Year-to-date Period Ended
  October 2, 2011   October 3, 2010   $ Change   % Change
               
Sales is comprised of:              
Distribution sales $1,245,227   $1,069,144   $176,083   16.5%
Company-operated restaurant sales 18,496   16,525   1,971   11.9%
Sales from variable interest entities 200,300   232,623   (32,323)   (13.9)%
  $1,464,023   $1,318,292   $145,731   11.1%

(1)  The Company's chief decision maker viewed and evaluated the performance of the Canadian segment with Maidstone Bakeries accounted for on an equity accounting basis, which reflects 50% of Maidstone Bakeries' operating income. As a result, the net revenues and the remaining 50% of operating income of Maidstone Bakeries up to October 29, 2010, the date of disposition, were included in the Variable interest entities line above ($8.3 million and $22.0 million for the third quarter and year-to-date periods of 2010, respectively), along with revenues and operating income or loss from our non-owned consolidated restaurants.

(2)  The third quarter and year-to-date periods of 2011 include asset impairment charges of $1.0 million which primarily reflects current real estate values in the Company's Portland market. In addition, approximately $1.5 million of accrued closure costs were reversed upon the substantial conclusion of closure activities related to the Company's New England markets. Both of these items are included in Asset impairment and related closure costs, net on the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations.

(3)  The third quarter and year-to-date periods of 2010 include an asset impairment charge of $20.9 million related to the Company's Portland, Providence and Hartford markets, which were determined to be impaired.

(4)  The third quarter and year-to-date periods of 2011 include an asset impairment charge of $0.9 million related to VIEs in the Portland market.

(5)  Corporate charges include certain overhead costs which are not allocated to individual business segments, the impact of certain foreign currency exchange gains and losses, the net costs associated with executing the Company's International expansion plans, and the operating income from the Company's wholly-owned Irish subsidiary, which continues to be managed corporately. In addition, the year-to-date period of 2011 includes $6.3 million of severance charges, advisory fees, and related costs and expenses related to the separation agreement with the Company's former President and Chief Executive Officer.

(6)  Beginning in 2011, we have modified certain allocation methods resulting in changes in the classification of certain costs, with the main change being corporate information technology infrastructure costs now being included in Corporate charges rather than in the Canadian operating segment. This change has been consistently applied for all comparative periods.

 

TIM HORTONS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SYSTEMWIDE RESTAURANT COUNT
           
 
 
 
As at
October 2, 2011
As at
January 2, 2011
Increase/
(Decrease)
From Year End
As at
October 3, 2010
Increase/
(Decrease)
From Prior Year 
Canada          
      Company-operated 11 16 (5) 19 (8)
      Franchised - self-serve kiosks 115 112 3 98 17
      Franchised - standard and non-standard 3,099 3,020 79 2,965 134
Total 3,225 3,148 77 3,082 143
           
% Franchised 99.7% 99.5%   99.4%  
           
U.S.          
      Company-operated 10 4 6 2 8
      Franchised - self-serve kiosks 141 123 18 127 14
      Franchised - standard and non-standard 494 475 19 492 2
Total 645 602 43 621 24
           
% Franchised 98.4% 99.3%   99.7%  
           
International          
      Franchised - standard 1 0 1 0 1
Total 1 0 1 0 1
           
% Franchised 100.0% n/a   n/a  
           
Total system          
      Company-operated 21 20 1 21 0
      Franchised - self-serve kiosks 256 235 21 225 31
      Franchised - standard and non-standard 3,594 3,495 99 3,457 136
Total 3,871 3,750 121 3,703 167
           
% Franchised 99.5% 99.5%   99.4%  

  TIM HORTONS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Income Statement Definitions 
Sales Primarily includes sales of products, supplies and restaurant equipment (except for initial equipment packages sold to restaurant owners as part of the establishment of their restaurant's business - see "Franchise Fees") that are shipped directly from our warehouses or by third party distributors to the restaurants for which we manage the supply chain logistics, which we include in distribution sales. Sales include canned coffee sales through the grocery channel. Sales also include sales from Company-operated restaurants, sales from certain non-owned restaurants that are consolidated in accordance with ASC 810 and sales from our previously-held bakery joint venture which we were also required to consolidate under ASC 810 prior to the sale of our interest.
   
Rents and royalties Includes royalties and rental revenues paid to us by restaurant owners.
   
Franchise fees Includes the revenue from initial equipment packages, as well as fees for various costs and expenses related to establishing a restaurant owner's business.
   
Cost of sales Includes costs associated with our distribution business, including cost of goods, direct labour and depreciation, as well as the cost of goods delivered by third-party distributors to the restaurants for which we manage the supply chain logistics, and for canned coffee sold through grocery stores. Cost of sales also includes food, paper and labour costs for Company-operated restaurants and certain non-owned restaurants that are consolidated in accordance with ASC 810 as well as cost of sales from our previously-held bakery joint venture which we were also required to consolidate under ASC 810 prior to the sale of our interest.
   
Operating Expenses Includes rent expense related to properties leased to restaurant owners and other property-related costs (including depreciation).
   
Franchise fee costs Includes costs of equipment sold to restaurant owners as part of the commencement of their restaurant business, as well as training and other costs necessary to ensure a successful restaurant opening.
   
General and administrative Includes costs that cannot be directly related to generating revenue, including expenses associated with our corporate and administrative functions, and depreciation of office equipment, the majority of our information technology systems, and head office real estate.
   
Equity (income) Includes income from equity investments in partnerships and joint ventures and other minority investments over which we exercise significant influence, excluding joint ventures that we are required to consolidate. Equity income from these investments is considered to be an integrated part of our business operations and is, therefore, included in operating income. Income amounts are shown as reductions to total costs and expenses.
   
Other (Income), net Includes expenses (income) that are not directly derived from the Company's primary businesses. Items include foreign currency adjustments, gains and losses on asset sales, and other asset write-offs.
   
Noncontrolling interests Relates to the consolidation of our previously-held bakery joint venture and certain non-owned restaurants that the Company is required to consolidate under ASC 810.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCE Tim Hortons Inc.

For further information:

Investors:  Scott Bonikowsky, (905) 339-6186 or investor_relations@timhortons.com
Media:  David Morelli, (905) 339-6277 or morelli_david@timhortons.com

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