MTY Reports Results for the Second Quarter of its 2017 Fiscal Period

TSX Trading Symbol: "MTY"

MONTREAL, July 10, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - MTY Food Group Inc. ("MTY" or the "Company") (TSX: MTY), franchisor and operator of multiple concepts of restaurants, reports today the results of its operations for the second quarter of its 2017 fiscal year.

Highlights of the second quarter of 2017:

ACQUISITIONS

On May 8, 2017, the Company announced it had completed through its 83.25% controlling interest in 10179612 Canada Inc., the acquisition of the assets of Steak Frites St-Paul and Giorgio Ristorante. Total consideration for the transaction was $0.4 million. At closing Steak Frites St-Paul and Giorgio Ristorante operated 15 franchised stores in Canada.

At the end of the quarter, MTY's network had 5,494 locations in operations, of which 66 were corporate and 5,428 were franchised.  The geographical split of MTY's locations remained steady with 48% in the United States, 43% in Canada and 9% abroad.

NETWORK SALES

  • The system sales for the second quarter more than doubled over the same period last year, reaching $603.5 million. Most of the increase was attributable to the acquisitions realized in the second half of 2016.
  • Same store sales for the quarter were down by 1.7%, over the same period last year. The months of March and May showed positive same store sales while April proved to be exceptionally difficult across all provinces. The April decline was mostly felt in Ontario and Quebec due to record rainfalls, floods and cooler than normal temperatures. Year to date, the decline is 2.0% (1.5% excluding the impact of the leap year).
  • British Columbia and Quebec were both showing positive trends in the second quarter despite the temporary decline experienced in April, while Alberta and Saskatchewan continue to face severe headwinds.
  • The same store sales analysis excludes the performance of the Kahala and BFAH networks; during the last 3 months, stores acquired in the Kahala transaction have generated a negative same store sales growth of 1.4% and a decline of 1.6% for the first half of 2017. Excluding the impact of the leap year, the decline would have been approximately 1.1%.

EBITDA AND NET INCOME

  • EBITDA for the second quarter was $26.6 million, a growth of 107% when compared to the same period last year. All of the growth in EBITDA came from the US operations.
  • Canadian operations represented 43% of the total EBITDA earned for the (91% in prior year) while US and International operations were 57% of the current quarters EBITDA (9% in prior year).
  • Net income attributable to owners more than doubled from $8.3 million ($0.44 per share and $0.44 per diluted share) in the second quarter of 2016 to $17.1 million ($0.80 per share and $0.80 per diluted share) in the second quarter of 2017. A large part of the increase is attributable to a non-recurring foreign exchange gain of $6.8 million recorded on the revaluation of a loan with one of MTY's foreign subsidiaries. This revaluation had a net impact of $0.31 on earnings per share.
  • Normalized net income increased 24%, from $8.3 million ($0.44 per shares) in the second quarter of 2016 to $10.3 million ($0.48 per share) in the second quarter of 2017.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

  • At the end of the quarter, the company had $65.0 million of cash on hand, and a long-term debt of $243.8 million in the form of holdbacks on acquisition and bank facilities. Factoring in the $12.1 million of holdbacks payable had been presented as income taxes payable, total net debt is currently $190.9 million.
  • Excluding the variation in non-cash working capital items, income taxes and interest paid, operations generated $50.8 million in cash flows, compared to $26.4 million in 2016, which represents an increase of 93% compared to the same period last year.

 

(in thousands of $, except per share information)

Three-month period ended May 31

Six-month period ended May 31


2017

2016

Variance

2017

2016

Variance

Revenues

72,063

35,362

104%

140,295

70,682

98%

Operating expenses

45,462

22,542

102%

93,243

45,756

104%

EBITDA

26,601

12,820

107%

47,052

24,926

89%

Amortization and depreciation charges

6,284

1,971

219%

12,824

3,964

224%

Interest on long-term debt

2,444

42

5,719%

5,145

103

4,895%

Foreign exchange gains (loss)

5,984

(57)

n.a.

619

(42)

n.a.

Other income and charges, including interest

577

729

(21%)

963

1,716

(44%)

Income before taxes

24,434

11,479

113%

30,665

22,533

36%

Net income attributable to shareholders

17,130

8,335

105%

21,647

16,262

33%

Normalized net income attributable to shareholders

10,332

8,335

24%

20,433

16,262

26%

Basic and diluted EPS

0.80

0.44


1.01

0.85


Normalized EPS

0.48

0.44


0.96

0.85


 

Note: These are financial highlights only. Management's Discussion and Analysis, the condensed interim consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for the quarter ended May 31, 2017 are available on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website at www.mtygroup.com.

Certain information in this News Release may constitute "forward-looking" information that involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties, future expectations and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. When used in this News Release, this information may include words such as "anticipate", "estimate", "may", "will", "expect", "believe", "plan" and other terminology. This information reflects current expectations regarding future events and operating performance and speaks only as of the date of this News Release. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update or revise forward-looking information to reflect new events or circumstances. Additional information is available in the Company's Management Discussion and Analysis, which can be found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of
MTY Food Group Inc.

_____________________________________
Stanley Ma, Chairman, President & CEO

 

SOURCE MTY Food Group Inc.

For further information: Eric Lefebvre, Chief Financial Officer at 1-514-336-8885 or by email at ir@mtygroup.com, or visit our website: www.mtygroup.com or SEDAR's website at www.sedar.com under the Company's name.

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