About Einstein Noah Restaurant GroupEinstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. is a leading company in the quick casual restaurant industry that operates and licenses locations primarily under the Einstein Bros.® and Noah's New York Bagels® brands and primarily franchises locations under the Manhattan Bagel® brand. The Company's retail system consists of over 790 restaurants in 39 states and the District of Columbia. It also operates a dough production facility. The Company's stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol BAGL. Visit www.einsteinnoah.com for additional information. Forward Looking Statement Disclosure Certain statements in this press release constitute forward-looking statements or statements which may be deemed or construed to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements which are not historical facts are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Words such as “expects”, “intends”, “plans”. “possible”, “estimate”, “believes” and similar expressions are used to identify forward-looking statements. In particular, statements about any potential declaration and payment of a special cash dividend and consummation of a new senior credit facility are forward-looking statements and may not occur. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and involve and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause the Company's actual results, performance (financial or operating), or achievements to differ materially from the future results, performance (financial or operating), or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, (i) the ability of the Company to refinance its current senior credit facility, (ii) the state of capital markets, (iii) general economic conditions; (iv) the results for the 2012 third quarter are not necessarily indicative of future results; (v) the Company’s ability to improve transactions and its long-term growth are dependent upon consumer acceptance of its products and marketing initiatives, general economic and market conditions, among other factors; and (vi) the Company’s ability to build brand equity and create long-term value for its shareholders is dependent upon the success of our initiatives, financial results and the factors listed above, among other factors. These and other risks are more fully discussed in the Company's SEC filings, including under the section heading “Risk Factors” in our annual report on Form 10-K. Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial InformationIn addition to the financial outlook reported in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) included in this filing, the Company has provided certain non-GAAP financial information, including earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, restructuring expenses and other operating expenses/(income) (“adjusted EBITDA”). Management believes that the presentation of this non-GAAP financial information provides useful information to investors because this information may allow investors to better evaluate ongoing business performance and certain components of the Company’s results. In addition, the Company’s Board of Directors uses this non-GAAP financial information to evaluate the performance of the Company and the management team. The Company has reconciled the non-GAAP financial information to the nearest GAAP measure. The Company includes in this document information on system-wide comparable store sales percentages. System-wide comparable store sales percentages refer to changes in sales of our restaurants, whether operated by the company or by franchisees and licensees, in operation for six fiscal quarters including those restaurants temporarily closed for an immaterial amount of time. Some of the reasons restaurants may be temporarily closed include remodeling, road construction, rebuilding related to site-specific catastrophes and natural disasters. Franchise and license comparable store sales percentages are based on sales of franchised and licensed restaurants, as reported by franchisees and licensees. Management reviews the increase or decrease in comparable sales to assess business trends. Comparable store sales exclude closed locations. When we intend to relocate a restaurant, we consider that restaurant to be temporarily closed for up to twelve months after it ceases operations. If a suitable relocation site has not been identified by the end of twelve months, we consider the restaurant to be permanently closed. Until that time, we include the restaurant in our open store count, but exclude its sales from our comparable store sales. As of October 2, 2012, there are five stores that we intend to relocate, and are thus considered to be temporarily closed.
The Company uses company-owned comparable store sales, franchise and license sales and the resulting system-wide sales information internally in connection with restaurant development decisions, planning, and budgeting analyses. The Company believes comparable store sales information is useful in assessing consumer acceptance of our brands; facilitates an understanding of our financial performance and the overall direction and trends of sales and operating income; helps the Company appreciate the effectiveness of its advertising and marketing initiatives; and provides information that is relevant for comparison within the industry.Comparable store sales percentages are non-GAAP financial measures, which should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for other measures of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP, and may not be equivalent to comparable store sales as defined or used by other companies. The Company does not record franchise or license restaurant sales as revenues. However, royalty revenues are calculated based on a percentage of franchise and license restaurant sales, as reported by the franchisees or licensees.
|EINSTEIN NOAH RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.|
|RECONCILIATION OF PRELIMINARY NET INCOME (UNAUDITED) TO ADJUSTED EBITDA|
|13 weeks ended|
|September 27,||October 2,|
|Net income (preliminary, unaudited)||$||2,835||$||3,400|
|Adjustments to net income:|
|Interest expense, net||772||750|
|Provision for income taxes||1,647||2,200|
|Depreciation and amortization||4,836||5,000|
|Strategic alternative expenses||-||250|
|Other operating expense (income), net||47||50|