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Jack in the Box Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2022 Earnings

November 22, 2022

Jack in the Box same-store sales of +4.0% in Q4 2022, +0.9% for FY 2022

Del Taco same-store sales of +5.2% in Q4 2022, +3.9% (1) for FY 2022

Systemwide sales of +4.1% (2) for Jack in the Box and +4.2% (2) for Del Taco in Q4 2022

Jack in the Box to open 25-30 restaurants, expects positive net unit growth in FY 2023

Jack in the Box completes refranchising of Nashville and Oregon evolving market restaurants, with development commitments for 42 new restaurants

Management provides company-wide and brand-specific annual guidance measures for FY 2023

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) announced financial results for the Jack in the Box and Del Taco segments in the fourth quarter, ended October 2, 2022.

“I am very pleased with the momentum of our top line performance to close 2022, which we have seen continue into the first several weeks of Q1, and the consistency we showed throughout the year in driving sales and improving traffic, as we continue to remain careful on the price we are taking to maintain a consistent value equation for our guests,” said Darin Harris, Jack in the Box chief executive officer. “We continue to navigate operational headwinds, but Jack and Del Taco franchisees and operators showed their ability to be resilient and manage through them effectively all throughout 2022. While we will continue to attack the inflationary impact on margins, our top line fundamentals, operational focus, and expectation for positive net unit growth for Jack all demonstrate that 2023 will be a big year for our company and another positive step in the transformation of the Jack brand. The investments we are making in digital, technology and training, plus the continued integration and refranchising of Del Taco, have me enthusiastic for our future."

Jack in the Box Performance

Same-store sales increased 4.0% in the fourth quarter, comprised of an increase in Company-operated same-store sales of 11.4% and an increase in franchise same-store sales of 3.2%. Higher average check, driven mostly by pricing, and an increase in traffic drove the increase for company-operated while higher average check was partially offset by a decrease in traffic for franchise. Systemwide sales(2) for the fourth quarter increased 4.1%.

As of the fourth quarter, and since the launch of the development program in mid-2021, the Company currently has 68 signed agreements for a total of 267 new restaurants. Under these agreements, 22 restaurants have opened, leaving 245 remaining for future development. Net restaurant count was down 26 in the fourth quarter, with 7 franchise openings and 33 restaurant closures. Most of these closures were related to one-time and strategic factors such as Evolving Markets and portfolio optimization within the St. Louis market as it exited bankruptcy process. The 33 restaurant closures included 10 Company-operated restaurants as part of refranchising Evolving Markets, 22 with an early termination including 10 in the St. Louis market, and one franchise location with an agreement expiration.

Restaurant-Level Margin(3), a non-GAAP measure, was 16.2%, a decline from a year ago driven by increases in food and packaging costs; wage inflation of 11.3%; and increases in utilities and maintenance and repair costs, partially offset by menu price increases. Commodity costs increased in the quarter by approximately 14.9%, primarily due to increases in proteins, sauces and oil. When removing the temporary Evolving Markets, Restaurant-Level Margin was 19.5% for the quarter. During the fourth quarter, the Company completed the refranchising of two restaurants within the Nashville market, which also included four restaurant closures. This will remove all Nashville locations from the Evolving Markets portfolio beginning in Q1 2023, and also included development agreements for the first new franchisee for Jack in the Box in nearly a decade to open 7 restaurants in Baton Rouge, 16 restaurants in the Carolinas, and 14 in the Nashville area.

Franchise-Level Margin(3), a non-GAAP measure, was 42.4%, an increase from a year ago, driven by higher same-store sales as well as higher early termination fees in the current year.

Jack in the Box Same-Store Sales:

 

 

12 Weeks Ended

 

13 Weeks Ended

 

52 Weeks Ended

 

53 Weeks Ended

 

October 2, 2022

 

October 3, 2021

 

October 2, 2022

 

October 3, 2021

Company

11.4%

 

(4.4)%

 

3.7%

 

6.1%

Franchise

3.2%

 

0.6%

 

0.6%

 

10.7%

System SSS

4.0%

 

0.1%

 

0.9%

 

10.3%

 

Jack in the Box Restaurant Counts:

 

 

2022

 

2021

 

Company

 

Franchise

 

Total

 

Company

 

Franchise

 

Total

Store count at beginning of Q4

171

 

 

2,036

 

 

2,207

 

 

148

 

 

2,071

 

 

2,219

 

New

 

 

7

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

4

 

Acquired from franchisees

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

(16

)

 

 

Refranchised

(15

)

 

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Closed

(10

)

 

(23

)

 

(33

)

 

(1

)

 

(4

)

 

(5

)

Store count at end of Q4

146

 

 

2,035

 

 

2,181

 

 

163

 

 

2,055

 

 

2,218

 

Q4 Net Unit Decrease

(25

)

 

(1

)

 

(26

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q4/FY 2022 vs. Q4/FY 2021 Unit % Decrease

(10.4

)%

 

(1.0

)%

 

(1.7

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Del Taco Performance (1)

Systemwide sales(2) for the fiscal fourth quarter increased 4.2% driven by positive results in both franchise and company-operated same-store sales. Same-store sales increased 5.2% in the fourth quarter, comprised of franchise same-store sales growth of 6.4% and Company-operated same-store sales growth of 4.1%. Sales performance was boosted by the successful launch of the Epic Tortas platform, the 20 Under $2 value menu, higher average ticket and menu price, partially offset by menu mix and transaction declines. Del Taco had a fourth quarter net restaurant decrease of three restaurants, comprised of one company-operated closure and two franchise closures.

Restaurant-Level Margin, a non-GAAP measure, was 15.9% while Franchise-Level Margin, a non-GAAP measure, was 42.5%.

Del Taco Same-Store Sales (1) :

 

 

12 Weeks Ended

 

October 2, 2022

 

October 3, 2021

Company

4.1%

 

0.7%

Franchise

6.4%

 

1.8%

System

5.2%

 

1.2%

Del Taco Restaurant Counts (1) :

 

 

2022

 

2021

 

Company

 

Franchise

 

Total

 

Company

 

Franchise

 

Total

Restaurant count at beginning of Q4

291

 

 

303

 

 

594

 

 

298

 

 

305

 

603

 

New

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

Closed

(1

)

 

(2

)

 

(3

)

 

(2

)

 

 

 

(2

)

Restaurant count at end of Q4

290

 

 

301

 

 

591

 

 

296

 

 

306

 

 

602

 

Q4 Net Restaurant Decrease

(1

)

 

(2

)

 

(3

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q4 2022 vs. Q4 2021 Restaurant % Decrease

(2.0

)%

 

(1.6

)%

 

(1.8

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Company-Wide Performance

Fourth quarter diluted earnings per share was $2.17. Operating Earnings Per Share(4), a non-GAAP measure, was $1.33 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 compared with $1.73 in the prior year quarter. Fourth quarter operating EPS was negatively impacted by the 53rd week in 2021 by $0.12. Total revenues increased 44.6% to $402.8 million, compared to $278.5 million in the prior year quarter.

Net earnings increased to $45.9 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022, compared with $38.9 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021.

Adjusted EBITDA(5), a non-GAAP measure, was $77.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 compared with $74.3 million for the prior year quarter.

SG&A expense for the fourth quarter, which now includes Del Taco, was $37.5 million, an increase of $16.4 million compared to the prior year quarter, driven primarily by mark-to-market changes in the cash surrender value of company owned life insurance ("COLI") policies, net of changes in our deferred compensation obligation supported by these policies, resulting in a year-over-year increase of $2.9 million, an increase of $2.3 million in incentive compensation and an increase of $13.3 million from the acquisition of Del Taco; partially offset by a decrease in litigation matters of $2.7 million and the 53rd week in the prior year of $1.8 million.

The effective tax rate for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022 was 29.1% compared to 25.4% in fiscal year 2021. The year-over-year increase in tax rate was primarily driven by non-deductible COLI losses in the current year as opposed to non-taxable gains in the prior year. The full year effective tax rate was 28.5%.

(1)

Del Taco same-store sales on a two-year basis and all prior year comparisons are pro forma and based on the time period of Jack in the Box’s full two-year fiscal calendar. We believe Del Taco's information on this time period is useful to investors as they have a direct effect on the company's profitability.

(2)

Systemwide sales growth is computed using a 52-week prior year fiscal calendar for comparative purposes.

(3)

Restaurant-Level Margin and Franchise-Level Margin are non-GAAP measures. These non-GAAP measures are reconciled to earnings from operations, the most comparable GAAP measure, in the attachment to this release. See "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measurements to GAAP Results."

(4)

Operating Earnings Per Share represents diluted earnings per share on a GAAP basis of $2.17 excluding acquisition, integration, and restructuring costs of $0.04; COLI losses (gains), net of $0.20; refranchising gains of ($0.08); and gains on sale of real estate to franchisees of ($1.01). See "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measurements to GAAP Results." Operating earnings per share may not add due to rounding.

(5)

Adjusted EBITDA represents net earnings on a GAAP basis excluding income taxes, interest expense, net, gains or losses on the sale of company-operated restaurants, other operating expenses (income), net, depreciation and amortization, the amortization of favorable and unfavorable leases and subleases, net and the amortization of franchise tenant improvement allowances and incentives. See "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measurements to GAAP Results."

 

Capital Allocation

The company repurchased 0.3 million shares of our common stock for an aggregate cost of $25.0 million in the fourth quarter. As of October 2, 2022, there was $175.0 million remaining amount under the Board-authorized stock buyback program. In addition to a previously announced one-time legal settlement, paying down debt and continuing to invest in the growth of the business, the company plans to execute up to $50 million in share repurchases in FY 2023.

On November 18, 2022, the Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.44 per share, to be paid on December 22, 2022 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 7, 2022. Future dividends will be subject to approval by our Board of Directors.

Guidance & Outlook

The following guidance and underlying assumptions reflect the company’s current expectations for the current fiscal year ending October 1, 2023:

Company-wide Guidance

  • FY 2023 CapEx & Other Investments Guidance of $75-90 million
    • Capital expenditures (located within cash flows from investing activities)
    • Franchise tenant improvement allowances and incentives (located within cash flows from operating activities)
  • FY 2023 SG&A Guidance of $160-170 million
    • Excludes net COLI gains/losses, and now includes selling/advertising expense
    • Synergies from the Del Taco acquisition are not all direct reductions to expense, and appear in other areas of the P&L and margins, including store-level franchisee margins
    • Areas of cost mitigation include Restaurant Level Margin, Franchise Level Margin, Purchasing, Reduced Commodity Inflation, Marketing Activity and Spend
    • Does not include anticipated Del Taco refranchising savings
  • FY 2023 Company-owned Commodity Guidance up 9-11% vs. 2022
  • FY 2023 Company-owned Wage Rate Guidance up 3-6% vs. 2022
  • FY 2023 Operating EPS Guidance of $5.25-5.65, includes Unique and One-time Items of Note
    • $0.08 negative impact associated with the reduction in rental revenue from real estate sales (additional detail below in Real Estate Sales section)
    • $0.22 negative impact associated with store-level technology investments (additional detail below in Franchise Level Margin section)
    • As mentioned within Capital Allocation section, the company plans to execute up to $50 million in share repurchases in FY 2023
    • Excludes any dilutive impact from refranchising Del Taco restaurants, and we will provide updates throughout the year as this initiative progresses
  • Further Detail on Real Estate Sales
    • Jack in the Box has identified real estate assets in its portfolio that, due to current cap rates, can be monetized at more attractive valuations than the current trading multiple. The company can use the net proceeds from these real estate transactions to pay down debt, provide additional liquidity or other corporate purposes including investments in growth initiatives and potential share repurchases
    • For planned real estate sales of franchised properties, there is a reduction in rental revenue partially offset by a modest reduction in occupancy expense
    • Given trends in interest rates, this is a limited opportunity for the company in the near term
    • In total, there is an anticipated $2.2 million impact on adjusted EBITDA and an expected $0.08 negative impact on Operating EPS associated with the reduction in rental revenue
  • Further Detail on Del Taco Refranchising
    • Cypress Group is currently assisting with refranchising of Del Taco locations with three main intentions. First, to create a company-wide asset-light model that will benefit from mitigating exposure to macroeconomic pressures; second, to generate incremental development agreements throughout the refranchising process that provide for a more robust unit growth pipeline than otherwise achievable; and third, a more efficient G&A structure
    • Our objective is to be asset light as we navigate market forces in the near term – and we will adjust the rate, pace and sequence of refranchising efforts to balance impact to earnings, as we await accelerated new unit openings from incremental development agreements and natural G&A reductions
    • We will provide updates throughout 2023, and plan to execute deals with existing Jack in the Box franchisees early in the year – as well as assess further deals patiently to ensure we maximize development potential as well as transaction value

Brand Segment Guidance

  • Jack in the Box expects positive net unit growth in 2023, led by 25-30 gross openings
  • Del Taco expects 8-12 gross openings in 2023
  • FY 2023 Same Store Sales of Low Single Digits for both Jack in the Box and Del Taco
  • FY 2023 Restaurant Level Margin Outlook
    • Jack in the Box Restaurant Level Margin is expected to be 18-20%, which includes high single digit price increases and is impacted negatively by 125 bps due to the remaining Evolving Markets
    • Del Taco Restaurant Level Margin is expected to be 14-16%, which includes high single digit price increases
  • FY 2023 Franchise Level Margin Outlook
    • Jack in the Box Franchise Level Margin is expected to be 40-41%, which includes digital and restaurant level technology investments such as a new POS system as well as other technology platforms and applications to support future sales growth, operations and unit-level profitability. These investments are expected to pressure Operating EPS by $0.22 in FY 2023.
    • Del Taco Franchise Level Margin is expected to be ~41%

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call for analysts and investors on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, beginning at 10:00 a.m. PT (1:00 p.m. ET). The call will be webcast live via the Investors section of the Jack in the Box company website at http://investors.jackinthebox.com. A replay of the call will be available through the Jack in the Box Inc. corporate website for 21 days. The call can be accessed via phone by dialing (888) 330-2508 and using ID 4115265.

About Jack in the Box Inc.

Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK), founded and headquartered in San Diego, California, is a restaurant company that operates and franchises Jack in the Box®, one of the nation's largest hamburger chains with more than 2,180 restaurants across 21 states, and Del Taco®, the second largest Mexican-American QSR chain by units in the U.S. with approximately 600 restaurants across 15 states. For more information on both brands, including franchising opportunities, visit www.jackinthebox.com and www.deltaco.com.
Category: Earnings

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “goals,” “guidance,” “intend,” “plan,” “project,” “may,” “will,” “would” and similar expressions. These statements are based on management’s current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about our business and the industry in which we operate. These estimates and assumptions involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that are in some cases beyond our control. Factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: the success of new products, marketing initiatives and restaurant remodels and drive-thru enhancements; the impact of competition, unemployment, trends in consumer spending patterns and commodity costs; the company’s ability to achieve and manage its planned growth, which is affected by the availability of a sufficient number of suitable new restaurant sites, the performance of new restaurants, risks relating to expansion into new markets and successful franchise development; the ability to attract, train and retain top-performing personnel, litigation risks; risks associated with disagreements with franchisees; supply chain disruption; food-safety incidents or negative publicity impacting the reputation of the company's brand; increased regulatory and legal complexities, risks associated with the amount and terms of the securitized debt issued by certain of our wholly owned subsidiaries; and stock market volatility. These and other factors are discussed in the company’s annual report on Form 10-K and its periodic reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available online at http://investors.jackinthebox.com or in hard copy upon request. The company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as the result of new information or otherwise.

 

JACK IN THE BOX INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 Weeks
Ended

 

13 Weeks
Ended

 

52 Weeks
Ended

 

53 Weeks
Ended

 

 

October 2,
2022

 

October 3,
2021

 

October 2,
2022

 

October 3,
2021

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Company restaurant sales

$

214,474

 

 

$

95,634

 

 

$

701,070

 

 

$

387,766

 

Franchise rental revenues

 

80,668

 

 

 

84,386

 

 

 

340,391

 

 

 

346,634

 

Franchise royalties and other

 

56,906

 

 

 

49,264

 

 

 

216,821

 

 

 

204,725

 

Franchise contributions for advertising and other services

 

50,725

 

 

 

49,170

 

 

 

209,801

 

 

 

204,545

 

 

 

402,773

 

 

 

278,454

 

 

 

1,468,083

 

 

 

1,143,670

 

Operating costs and expenses, net:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food and packaging

 

66,182

 

 

 

29,630

 

 

 

216,345

 

 

 

113,006

 

Payroll and employee benefits

 

70,249

 

 

 

30,306

 

 

 

232,250

 

 

 

119,033

 

Occupancy and other

 

43,701

 

 

 

16,456

 

 

 

135,803

 

 

 

61,743

 

Franchise occupancy expenses

 

51,411

 

 

 

52,016

 

 

 

215,609

 

 

 

214,913

 

Franchise support and other costs

 

3,796

 

 

 

3,716

 

 

 

16,490

 

 

 

13,052

 

Franchise advertising and other services expenses

 

53,308

 

 

 

51,361

 

 

 

218,272

 

 

 

210,328

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

37,549

 

 

 

21,128

 

 

 

130,823

 

 

 

81,959

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

15,346

 

 

 

10,844

 

 

 

56,100

 

 

 

46,500

 

Pre-opening costs

 

480

 

 

 

450

 

 

 

1,110

 

 

 

775

 

Other operating expense (income), net

 

(21,450

)

 

 

(5,080

)

 

 

889

 

 

 

(3,382

)

Gains on the sale of company-operated restaurants

 

(2,218

)

 

 

(1,124

)

 

 

(3,878

)

 

 

(4,203

)

 

 

318,354

 

 

 

209,703

 

 

 

1,219,813

 

 

 

853,724

 

Earnings from operations

 

84,419

 

 

 

68,751

 

 

 

248,270

 

 

 

289,946

 

Other pension and post-retirement expenses, net

 

70

 

 

 

203

 

 

 

303

 

 

 

881

 

Interest expense, net

 

19,704

 

 

 

16,338

 

 

 

86,075

 

 

 

67,458

 

Earnings before income taxes

 

64,645

 

 

 

52,210

 

 

 

161,892

 

 

 

221,607

 

Income taxes

 

18,787

 

 

 

13,276

 

 

 

46,111

 

 

 

55,852

 

Net earnings

$

45,858

 

 

$

38,934

 

 

$

115,781

 

 

$

165,755

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

2.17

 

 

$

1.81

 

 

$

5.46

 

 

$

7.40

 

Diluted

$

2.17

 

 

$

1.80

 

 

$

5.45

 

 

$

7.37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

21,110

 

 

 

21,537

 

 

 

21,195

 

 

 

22,402

 

Diluted

 

21,162

 

 

 

21,594

 

 

 

21,245

 

 

 

22,478

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash dividends declared per common share

$

0.44

 

 

$

0.44

 

 

$

1.76

 

 

$

1.68

 

 
JACK IN THE BOX INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 2,
2022

 

October 3,
2021

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash

$

108,890

 

 

$

55,346

 

Restricted cash

 

27,150

 

 

 

18,222

 

Accounts and other receivables, net

 

103,803

 

 

 

74,335

 

Inventories

 

5,264

 

 

 

2,335

 

Prepaid expenses

 

16,095

 

 

 

12,682

 

Current assets held for sale

 

17,019

 

 

 

1,692

 

Other current assets

 

4,772

 

 

 

4,346

 

Total current assets

 

282,993

 

 

 

168,958

 

Property and equipment, at cost:

 

 

 

Land

 

86,134

 

 

 

105,393

 

Buildings

 

960,984

 

 

 

907,792

 

Restaurant and other equipment

 

163,527

 

 

 

112,959

 

Construction in progress

 

18,271

 

 

 

6,894

 

 

 

1,228,916

 

 

 

1,133,038

 

Less accumulated depreciation and amortization

 

(810,752

)

 

 

(810,124

)

Property and equipment, net

 

418,164

 

 

 

322,914

 

Other assets:

 

 

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

1,332,135

 

 

 

934,066

 

Intangible assets, net

 

12,324

 

 

 

470

 

Trademarks

 

283,500

 

 

 

 

Goodwill

 

366,821

 

 

 

47,774

 

Deferred tax assets

 

 

 

 

51,517

 

Other assets, net

 

226,569

 

 

 

224,438

 

Total other assets

 

2,221,349

 

 

 

1,258,265

 

 

$

2,922,506

 

 

$

1,750,137

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Current maturities of long-term debt

$

30,169

 

 

$

894

 

Current operating lease liabilities

 

171,311

 

 

 

150,636

 

Accounts payable

 

66,271

 

 

 

29,119

 

Accrued liabilities

 

253,932

 

 

 

148,417

 

Total current liabilities

 

521,683

 

 

 

329,066

 

Long-term liabilities:

 

 

 

Long-term debt, net of current maturities

 

1,799,540

 

 

 

1,273,420

 

Long-term operating lease liabilities, net of current portion

 

1,165,097

 

 

 

809,191

 

Deferred tax liabilities

 

37,684

 

 

 

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

134,694

 

 

 

156,342

 

Total long-term liabilities

 

3,137,015

 

 

 

2,238,953

 

Stockholders’ deficit:

 

 

 

Preferred stock $0.01 par value, 15,000,000 shares authorized, none issued

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock $0.01 par value, 175,000,000 shares authorized, 82,580,599 and 82,536,059 issued, respectively

 

826

 

 

 

825

 

Capital in excess of par value

 

508,323

 

 

 

500,441

 

Retained earnings

 

1,842,947

 

 

 

1,764,412

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(53,982

)

 

 

(74,254

)

Treasury stock, at cost, 61,799,221 and 61,523,475 shares, respectively

 

(3,034,306

)

 

 

(3,009,306

)

Total stockholders’ deficit

 

(736,192

)

 

 

(817,882

)

 

$

2,922,506

 

 

$

1,750,137

 

 

 

 

 
JACK IN THE BOX INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands) (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

52 Weeks Ended

 

53 Weeks Ended

 

 

October 2, 2022

 

October 3, 2021

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

Net earnings

$

115,781

 

 

$

165,755

 

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

56,100

 

 

 

46,500

 

Amortization of franchise tenant improvement allowances and incentives

 

4,446

 

 

 

3,450

 

Amortization of debt issuance costs

 

5,496

 

 

 

5,595

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

7,700

 

 

 

0

 

Tax deficiency (excess tax benefits) from share-based compensation arrangements

 

123

 

 

 

(1,160

)

Deferred income taxes

 

7,857

 

 

 

8,008

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

7,122

 

 

 

4,048

 

Pension and postretirement expense

 

303

 

 

 

881

 

Losses (gains) on cash surrender value of company-owned life insurance

 

12,668

 

 

 

(12,753

)

Gains on the sale of company-operated restaurants

 

(3,878

)

 

 

(4,203

)

Gains on the disposition of property and equipment

 

(30,533

)

 

 

(6,888

)

Impairment charges and other

 

8,219

 

 

 

2,889

 

Changes in assets and liabilities, excluding acquisitions and dispositions:

 

 

 

Accounts and other receivables

 

(18,143

)

 

 

5,072

 

Inventories

 

304

 

 

 

(269

)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

(3,275

)

 

 

(2,766

)

Operating lease right-of-use assets and lease liabilities

 

2,593

 

 

 

(24,784

)

Accounts payable

 

16,243

 

 

 

(3,091

)

Accrued liabilities

 

(9,081

)

 

 

28,990

 

Pension and postretirement contributions

 

(6,690

)

 

 

(6,084

)

Franchise tenant improvement allowance and incentive disbursements

 

(2,989

)

 

 

(8,568

)

Other

 

(7,484

)

 

 

500

 

Cash flows provided by operating activities

 

162,882

 

 

 

201,122

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

(46,475

)

 

 

(41,008

)

Proceeds from the sale and leaseback of assets

 

10,768

 

 

 

3,884

 

Acquisition of Del Taco, net of cash acquired

 

(580,793

)

 

 

 

Proceeds from the sale of company-operated restaurants

 

6,391

 

 

 

1,827

 

Proceeds from the sale of property and equipment

 

31,161

 

 

 

11,742

 

Other

 

360

 

 

 

2,626

 

Cash flows used in investing activities

 

(578,588

)

 

 

(20,929

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

Borrowings on revolving credit facilities

 

68,000

 

 

 

 

Repayments of borrowings on revolving credit facilities

 

(18,000

)

 

 

(107,875

)

Proceeds from issuance of debt

 

1,100,000

 

 

 

 

Principal repayments on debt

 

(588,064

)

 

 

(829

)

Debt issuance costs

 

(20,599

)

 

 

 

Dividends paid on common stock

 

(36,987

)

 

 

(37,322

)

Proceeds from issuance of common stock

 

51

 

 

 

6,647

 

Repurchases of common stock

 

(25,000

)

 

 

(200,000

)

Payroll tax payments for equity award issuances

 

(1,223

)

 

 

(4,166

)

Cash flows provided by (used in) financing activities

 

478,178

 

 

 

(343,545

)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and restricted cash

 

62,472

 

 

 

(163,352

)

Cash and restricted cash at beginning of year

 

73,568

 

 

 

236,920

 

Cash and restricted cash at end of year

$

136,040

 

 

$

73,568

 

 

JACK IN THE BOX INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

The following table presents certain income and expense items included in our consolidated statements of earnings as a percentage of total revenues, unless otherwise indicated. Percentages may not add due to rounding.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF EARNINGS DATA

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 Weeks
Ended

 

13 Weeks
Ended

 

52 Weeks
Ended

 

53 Weeks
Ended

 

 

October 2,
2022

 

October 3,
2021

 

October 2,
2022

 

October 3,
2021

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Company restaurant sales

53.2

%

 

34.3

%

 

47.8

%

 

33.9

%

Franchise rental revenues

20.0

%

 

30.3

%

 

23.2

%

 

30.3

%

Franchise royalties and other

14.1

%

 

17.7

%

 

14.8

%

 

17.9

%

Franchise contributions for advertising and other services

12.6

%

 

17.7

%

 

14.3

%

 

17.9

%

 

100.0

%

 

100.0

%

 

100.0

%

 

100.0

%

Operating costs and expenses, net:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food and packaging (1)

30.9

%

 

31.0

%

 

30.9

%

 

29.1

%

Payroll and employee benefits (1)

32.8

%

 

31.7

%

 

33.1

%

 

30.7

%

Occupancy and other (1)

20.4

%

 

17.2

%

 

19.4

%

 

15.9

%

Franchise occupancy expenses (2)

63.7

%

 

61.6

%

 

63.3

%

 

62.0

%

Franchise support and other costs (3)

6.7

%

 

7.5

%

 

7.6

%

 

6.4

%

Franchise advertising and other services expenses (4)

105.1

%

 

104.5

%

 

104.0

%

 

102.8

%

Selling, general and administrative expenses

9.3

%

 

7.6

%

 

8.9

%

 

7.2

%

Depreciation and amortization

3.8

%

 

3.9

%

 

3.8

%

 

4.1

%

Pre-opening costs

%

 

%

 

%

 

%

Other operating expense (income), net

(5.3

)%

 

(1.8

)%

 

0.1

%

 

(0.3

)%

Gains on the sale of company-operated restaurants

(0.6

)%

 

(0.4

)%

 

(0.3

)%

 

(0.4

)%

Earnings from operations

21.0

%

 

24.7

%

 

16.9

%

 

25.4

%

Income tax rate (5)

29.1

%

 

25.4

%

 

28.5

%

 

25.2

%

____________________________

(1)

As a percentage of company restaurant sales.

(2)

As a percentage of franchise rental revenues.

(3)

As a percentage of franchise royalties and other.

(4)

As a percentage of franchise contributions for advertising and other services.

(5)

As a percentage of earnings from operations and before income taxes.

 

Jack in the Box system sales (in thousands):

 

 

12 Weeks
Ended

 

13 Weeks
Ended

 

52 Weeks
Ended

 

53 Weeks
Ended

 

October 2,
2022

 

October 3,
2021

 

October 2,
2022

 

October 3,
2021

Company-operated restaurant sales

$

99,020

 

$

95,634

 

$

414,225

 

$

387,766

Franchised restaurant sales (1)

 

871,464

 

 

914,827

 

 

3,696,817

 

 

3,767,574

Systemwide sales (1)

$

970,484

 

$

1,010,461

 

$

4,111,042

 

$

4,155,340

____________________________

(1)

Franchised restaurant sales represent sales at franchised restaurants and are revenues of our franchisees. System sales include company and franchised restaurant sales. We do not record franchised sales as revenues; however, our royalty revenues, marketing fees and percentage rent revenues are calculated based on a percentage of franchised sales. We believe franchised and system restaurant sales information is useful to investors as they have a direct effect on the company's profitability.

 
Del Taco systemwide sales (in thousands):
 

 

12 Weeks Ended

 

52 Weeks Ended

 

October 2,
2022

 

October 3,
2021 (1)

 

October 2,
2022 (1)

 

October 3,
2021 (1)

Company-operated restaurant sales

$

115,454

 

$

111,990

 

$

484,347

 

$

471,385

Franchised restaurant sales (2)

 

113,440

 

 

107,699

 

 

472,682

 

 

449,390

Systemwide sales (2)

$

228,894

 

$

219,689

 

$

957,029

 

$

920,775

____________________________

(1)

Del Taco has been presented on a pro forma basis and has been derived from unaudited financial information to conform to our fiscal year and is for informational purposes only.

(2)

Franchised restaurant sales represent sales at franchised restaurants and are revenues of our franchisees. Systemwide sales include company and franchised restaurant sales. We do not record franchised sales as revenues; however, our royalty revenues, marketing fees and percentage rent revenues are calculated based on a percentage of franchised sales. We believe franchised and systemwide restaurant sales information is useful to investors as they have a direct effect on the company's profitability.

 

JACK IN THE BOX INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASUREMENTS TO GAAP RESULTS
(Unaudited)

To supplement the consolidated financial statements, which are presented in accordance with GAAP, the company uses the following non-GAAP measures: Operating Earnings Per Share, Adjusted EBITDA, Restaurant-Level Margin and Franchise-Level Margin. Management believes that these measurements, when viewed with the company's results of operations in accordance with GAAP and the accompanying reconciliations in the tables below, provide useful information about operating performance and period-over-period changes, and provide additional information that is useful for evaluating the operating performance of the company's core business without regard to potential distortions.

Operating Earnings Per Share

Operating Earnings Per Share represents diluted earnings per share on a GAAP basis excluding acquisition, integration, and restructuring costs; COLI losses (gains), net, refranchising gains, gains on the sale of real estate to franchisees and pension and post-retirement benefit costs. Operating Earnings Per Share should be considered as a supplement to, not as a substitute for, analysis of results as reported under U.S. GAAP or other similarly titled measures of other companies. Management believes Operating Earnings Per Share provides investors with a meaningful supplement of the company’s operating performance and period-over-period changes without regard to potential distortions.

Below is a reconciliation of non-GAAP Operating Earnings Per Share to the most directly comparable GAAP measure, diluted earnings per share. Figures may not add due to rounding.

 

 

12 Weeks Ended

 

13 Weeks Ended

 

 

October 2, 2022

 

October 3, 2021

Diluted earnings per share – GAAP

 

$

2.17

 

 

$

1.80

 

Acquisition, integration, and restructuring costs

 

 

0.04

 

 

 

 

Net COLI losses (gains)

 

 

0.20

 

 

 

(0.04

)

Refranchising gains

 

 

(0.08

)

 

 

(0.04

)

Gains on sale of real estate to franchisees

 

 

(1.01

)

 

 

 

Pension and post-retirement benefit costs

 

 

 

 

 

0.01

 

Operating Earnings Per Share – non-GAAP (1)

 

$

1.33

 

 

$

1.73

 

____________________

(1)

Operating Earnings Per Share may not add due to rounding.

(2)

Beginning in the first quarter of 2022, we began excluding gains and losses driven by mark-to-market changes in the cash surrender value of COLI policies, net of a deferred compensation obligation supported by these policies as they are primarily driven by external market conditions. The prior period has been recast to conform to the current year presentation.

(3)

Beginning in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022, we began excluding gains on the sale of real estate to franchisees since these transaction are not part of our core business operating activities. The prior period has been recast to conform to the current year presentation.

(4)

Beginning in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022, we began excluding pension and postretirement benefit costs which include interest, expected return on plan assets, amortization of actuarial gains and losses, and prior service costs. These benefit cost components are excluded since they are primarily influenced by external market conditions that impact investment returns and interest (discount) rates. The prior period has been recast to conform to the current year presentation.

 

Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA represents net earnings on a GAAP basis excluding income taxes, interest expense, net, gains or losses on the sale of company-operated restaurants, other operating expenses (income), net, depreciation and amortization, amortization of favorable and unfavorable leases and subleases, net and the amortization of franchise tenant improvement allowances and other. Adjusted EBITDA should be considered as a supplement to, not as a substitute for, analysis of results as reported under U.S. GAAP or other similarly titled measures of other companies. Management believes Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors to gain an understanding of the factors and trends affecting the company's ongoing cash earnings, from which capital investments are made and debt is serviced.

Below is a reconciliation of non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA to the most directly comparable GAAP measure, net earnings (in thousands).

 

 

12 Weeks Ended

 

13 Weeks Ended

 

 

October 2, 2022

 

October 3, 2021

Net earnings - GAAP

 

$

45,858

 

 

$

38,934

 

Income taxes

 

 

18,787

 

 

 

13,276

 

Interest expense, net

 

 

19,704

 

 

 

16,338

 

Gains on the sale of company-operated restaurants

 

 

(2,218

)

 

 

(1,124

)

Other operating income, net

 

 

(21,450

)

 

 

(5,080

)

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

15,346

 

 

 

10,844

 

Amortization of favorable and unfavorable leases and subleases, net

 

 

435

 

 

 

 

Amortization of franchise tenant improvement allowances and incentives

 

 

1,400

 

 

 

1,120

 

Adjusted EBITDA – non-GAAP

 

$

77,862

 

 

$

74,308

 

 

Restaurant-Level Margin

Restaurant-Level Margin is defined as company restaurant sales less restaurant operating costs (food and packaging, labor, and occupancy costs) and is neither required by, nor presented in accordance with GAAP. Restaurant-Level Margin excludes revenues and expenses of our franchise operations and certain costs, such as selling, general, and administrative expenses, depreciation and amortization, pre-opening costs, other operating expenses (income), net, gains or losses on the sale of company-operated restaurants, and other costs that are considered normal operating costs. As such, Restaurant-Level Margin is not indicative of the overall results of the company and does not accrue directly to the benefit of shareholders because of the exclusion of corporate-level expenses. Restaurant-Level Margin should be considered as a supplement to, not as a substitute for, analysis of results as reported under GAAP or other similarly titled measures of other companies. The company is presenting Restaurant-Level Margin because it believes that it provides a meaningful supplement to net earnings of the company's core business operating results, as well as a comparison to those of other similar companies. Management utilizes Restaurant-Level Margin as a key performance indicator to evaluate the profitability of company-operated restaurants.

Below is a reconciliation of non-GAAP Restaurant-Level Margin to the most directly comparable GAAP measure, earnings from operations (in thousands):

 

 

Jack in the Box

 

Del Taco

 

 

October 2,
2022

 

October 3,
2021

 

October 2,
2022

 

October 3,
2021

Earnings from operations - GAAP

 

$

82,563

 

 

$

68,751

 

 

$

1,856

 

 

$

 

Franchise rental revenues

 

 

(78,868

)

 

 

(84,386

)

 

 

(1,801

)

 

 

 

Franchise royalties and other

 

 

(51,395

)

 

 

(49,264

)

 

 

(5,511

)

 

 

 

Franchise contributions for advertising and other services

 

 

(45,882

)

 

 

(49,170

)

 

 

(4,843

)

 

 

 

Franchise occupancy expenses

 

 

49,658

 

 

 

52,016

 

 

 

1,753

 

 

 

 

Franchise support and other costs

 

 

3,461

 

 

 

3,716

 

 

 

336

 

 

 

 

Franchise advertising and other services expenses

 

 

48,412

 

 

 

51,361

 

 

 

4,896

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 

24,238

 

 

 

21,128

 

 

 

13,311

 

 

 

 

Other operating expense (income), net

 

 

(23,280

)

 

 

(5,080

)

 

 

1,829

 

 

 

 

Gains on the sale of company-operated restaurants

 

 

(2,218

)

 

 

(1,124

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

8,858

 

 

 

10,844

 

 

 

6,488

 

 

 

 

Pre-opening costs

 

 

477

 

 

 

450

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

Restaurant-Level Margin- Non-GAAP

 

$

16,024

 

 

$

19,242

 

 

$

18,317

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Company restaurant sales

 

$

99,020

 

 

$

95,634

 

 

$

115,454

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restaurant-Level Margin % - Non-GAAP

 

 

16.2

%

 

 

20.1

%

 

 

15.9

%

 

 

%

 

Franchise-Level Margin

Franchise-Level Margin is defined as franchise revenues less franchise operating costs (occupancy expenses, advertising contributions, and franchise support and other costs) and is neither required by, nor presented in accordance with GAAP. Franchise-Level Margin excludes revenue and expenses of our company-operated restaurants and certain costs, such as selling, general, and administrative expenses, depreciation and amortization, other operating expenses (income), net, and other costs that are considered normal operating costs. As such, Franchise-Level Margin is not indicative of the overall results of the company and does not accrue directly to the benefit of shareholders because of the exclusion of corporate-level expenses. Franchise-Level Margin should be considered as a supplement to, not as a substitute for, analysis of results as reported under GAAP or other similarly titled measures of other companies. The company is presenting Franchise-Level Margin because it believes that it provides a meaningful supplement to net earnings of the company's core business operating results, as well as a comparison to those of other similar companies. Management utilizes Franchise-Level Margin as a key performance indicator to evaluate the profitability of our franchise operations.

Below is a reconciliation of non-GAAP Franchise-Level Margin to the most directly comparable GAAP measure, earnings from operations (in thousands):

 

 

Jack in the Box

 

Del Taco

 

 

October 2,
2022

 

October 3,
2021

 

October 2,
2022

 

October 3,
2021

Earnings from operations - GAAP

 

$

82,563

 

 

$

68,751

 

 

$

1,856

 

 

$

 

Company restaurant sales

 

 

(99,020

)

 

 

(95,634

)

 

 

(115,454

)

 

 

 

Food and packaging

 

 

32,271

 

 

 

29,630

 

 

 

33,912

 

 

 

 

Payroll and employee benefits

 

 

32,608

 

 

 

30,306

 

 

 

37,642

 

 

 

 

Occupancy and other

 

 

18,117

 

 

 

16,456

 

 

 

25,583

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 

24,238

 

 

 

21,128

 

 

 

13,311

 

 

 

 

Other operating expense (income), net

 

 

(23,280

)

 

 

(5,080

)

 

 

1,829

 

 

 

 

Gains on the sale of company-operated restaurants

 

 

(2,218

)

 

 

(1,124

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

8,858

 

 

 

10,844

 

 

 

6,488

 

 

 

 

Pre-opening costs

 

 

477

 

 

 

450

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

Franchise-Level Margin - Non-GAAP

 

$

74,614

 

 

$

75,727

 

 

$

5,170

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franchise rental revenues

 

$

78,868

 

 

$

84,386

 

 

$

1,801

 

 

$

 

Franchise royalties and other

 

 

51,395

 

 

 

49,264

 

 

 

5,511

 

 

 

 

Franchise contributions for

advertising and other services

 

 

45,882

 

 

 

49,170

 

 

 

4,843

 

 

 

 

Total franchise revenues

 

$

176,145

 

 

$

182,820

 

 

$

12,155

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franchise-Level Margin % - Non-GAAP

 

 

42.4

%

 

 

41.4

%

 

 

42.5

%

 

 

%

 

Chris Brandon
Vice President of Investor Relations
619.902.0269

Source: Jack in the Box Inc.

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