CEC Entertainment Reports Second Quarter Results

CEC Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: CEC) today announced its financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2013. Total revenues for the second quarter of 2013 increased 5.2%, or $9.5 million, to $191.9 million from $182.4 million for the second quarter of 2012. The increase primarily related to a 2.9% increase in comparable store sales, as well as additional revenues generated from new store development.

Net income for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013 increased 77.5%, or $3.1 million, to $7.2 million as compared to $4.1 million for the second quarter of 2012. Diluted earnings per share increased to $0.42 per share for the second quarter of 2013 from $0.23 per share for the second quarter of 2012.

For the first six months of 2013, total revenues increased 4.2%, or $18.0 million, to $447.2 million as compared to $429.2 million for the first six months of 2012. The increase in total revenues was primarily related to a 2.2% increase in comparable store sales, as well as additional revenues generated from new store development.

Net income for the first six months of 2013 increased 11.3%, or $4.1 million, to $40.5 million as compared to $36.4 million for the first six months of 2012. Diluted earnings per share for the first six months of 2013 increased to $2.34 per share as compared to diluted earnings per share of $2.05 for the first six months of 2012. Diluted earnings per share for the first six months of 2013 benefitted approximately $0.06 from our repurchase of approximately one million shares of our common stock since the beginning of the 2012 fiscal year.

On July 29, 2013, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.24 per share. This cash dividend is scheduled to be paid on October 3, 2013 to stockholders of record as of September 5, 2013.

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