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Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (“Cracker Barrel” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: CBRL) today reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 ended November 2, 2012.
First-Quarter Fiscal 2013 Highlights
Compared to the prior year first quarter, comparable store traffic increased 0.8%, comparable store restaurant sales increased 3.3% and comparable store retail sales increased 1.6%
Fourth consecutive quarter of positive comparable traffic, restaurant sales and retail sales, and outperformance of the Knapp-TrackTM casual dining index.
On a GAAP basis, operating income margin was 7.2% of total revenue, compared with 7.5% in the prior year quarter. Adjusted for proxy contest and severance expenses, adjusted operating income margin was 7.8% of total revenue, compared with 7.8% in the prior year quarter. (See non-GAAP reconciliation below.)
First-Quarter Fiscal 2013 ResultsRevenue
The Company reported total revenue of $627.5 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2013, representing an increase of 4.8% over the first quarter of the prior year. Comparable store restaurant sales increased 3.3%, including a 2.5% increase in average check. The average menu price increase for the quarter was approximately 2.0%. Comparable store retail sales were up 1.6% for the quarter. During the quarter, the Company opened four new Cracker Barrel stores, and has opened an additional store since the end of the quarter for a total of five new store openings year-to-date.
Comparable store restaurant traffic, average check and comparable store restaurant and retail sales for the fiscal months of August, September and October and for the first quarter were as follows:
Comparable restaurant traffic
Comparable restaurant sales
Comparable retail sales
Fiscal 2012 was a 53-week year. For Fiscal 2013, the Company calculates comparable store traffic, check and sales using the corresponding prior year weeks.