Market Overview

Arcos Dorados Reports Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results

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Comparable sales growth of 5.9% coupled with a 7.0% rise in
consolidated revenues on a constant currency basis
1

Net income increased to $10.7 million from $1.1 million in prior
year
1

Achieved a 7th consecutive
quarter of traffic growth

Arcos Dorados Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ARCO) ("Arcos Dorados" or the
"Company"), Latin America's largest restaurant chain and the world's
largest independent McDonald's franchisee, today reported unaudited
results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

Second Quarter 2018 Key Results – Excluding Venezuela

  • On a constant currency basis2, consolidated revenues grew
    7.0%. As reported consolidated revenues decreased 5.7% to $734.5
    million versus the second quarter of 2017.
  • Systemwide comparable sales2 rose 5.9% year-over-year.
  • As reported, Adjusted EBITDA2 decreased 17.1% to $48.8
    million compared with the prior-year quarter.
  • Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA margin contracted 100 basis points
    year-over-year to 6.6%.
  • As reported, General and Administrative (G&A) expenses decreased by
    1.7% versus the prior year quarter.
  • As reported, net income increased to $10.7 million, from $1.1 million
    in the second quarter of 2017.
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1   Excluding Venezuela
2 For definitions please refer to page 13 of this document.

"Value-driven pricing, a compelling product mix, and the best restaurant
experience in the QSR industry continued to draw more customers to our
stores for the seventh consecutive quarter. While a prolonged truck
drivers' strike impacted our ability to fully leverage our scale, the
Company's performance in the second quarter underscores the strength of
our business, enabling us to deliver steady results even in the face of
short-term spikes in volatility.

Despite the difficult economic climate in some of our key markets, our
strategy to drive top-line growth delivered a 7.0% increase in
consolidated revenues on a constant currency basis, and we continue to
believe that we will expand our Adjusted EBITDA margin by 100 to 200
basis points over the next two to three years.

We remain focused on bringing more guests to our restaurants more often
and, looking forward, our strong restaurant portfolio, popular menu
items and outstanding team continue to be our strategic pillars to drive
long term shareholder value," said Sergio Alonso, Chief Executive
Officer of Arcos Dorados.

Second Quarter 2018 Results

Consolidated

                                           
Figure 1. AD Holdings Inc Consolidated: Key Financial Results

(In millions of U.S. dollars, except as noted)

                       
     

2Q17
(a)

   

Currency
Translation
- Excl.
Venezuela
(b)

   

Constant
Currency
Growth -
Excl.
Venezuela
(c)

   

Venezuela
(d)

   

2Q18
(a+b+c+d)

   

% As
Reported

   

% Constant
Currency

Total Restaurants (Units)     2,160                 2,191     1.4 %    
 
Sales by Company-operated Restaurants 762.2 (94.3 ) 51.3 (0.8 ) 718.5 -5.7 % 259.3 %
Revenues from franchised restaurants 36.5 (4.7 ) 3.4 0.3 35.5 -2.6 % 705.7 %
Total Revenues 798.7 (99.0 ) 54.7 (0.5 ) 754.0 -5.6 % 279.7 %
Systemwide Comparable Sales 363.1 %
Adjusted EBITDA 56.6 (4.6 ) (5.5 ) (1.1 ) 45.4 -19.8 % 2857.4 %
Adjusted EBITDA Margin 7.1 % 6.0 %
Net income (loss) attributable to AD (4.1 ) (0.4 ) 10.1 (4.5 ) 1.1 125.9 % 37454.5 %
No. of shares outstanding (thousands) 210,881 210,580
EPS (US$/Share)     (0.02 )                       0.01              

(2Q18 = 2Q17 + Currency Translation Excl. Venezuela + Constant
Currency Growth Excl. Venezuela + Venezuela). Refer to "Definitions"
section for further detail.

Arcos Dorados' consolidated results continue to be heavily impacted by
Venezuela's macroeconomic volatility, including the ongoing
hyperinflationary environment and the country's heavily regulated
currency. As such, reported results for the quarter reflect significant
non-cash accounting impacts from operations in that market. Thus, the
discussion of the Company's operating performance is focused on
consolidated results, excluding Venezuela.

Consolidated – excluding Venezuela

       
Figure 2. AD Holdings Inc Consolidated - Excluding Venezuela: Key
Financial Results

(In millions of U.S. dollars, except as noted)

     
     

2Q17
(a)

   

Currency
Translation
(b)

   

Constant
Currency
Growth
(c)

   

2Q18
(a+b+c)

   

% As
Reported

   

% Constant
Currency

Total Restaurants (Units)     2,030             2,061     1.5 %    
 
Sales by Company-operated Restaurants 744.3 (94.3 ) 51.3 701.3 -5.8 % 6.9 %
Revenues from franchised restaurants 34.5 (4.7 ) 3.4 33.2 -3.8 % 9.7 %
Total Revenues 778.8 (99.0 ) 54.7 734.5 -5.7 % 7.0 %
Systemwide Comparable Sales 5.9 %
Adjusted EBITDA 58.9 (4.6 ) (5.5 ) 48.8 -17.1 % -9.3 %
Adjusted EBITDA Margin 7.6 % 6.6 %
Net income (loss) attributable to AD 1.1 (0.4 ) 10.1 10.7 905.1 % 944.3 %
No. of shares outstanding (thousands) 210,881 210,580
EPS (US$/Share)     0.01                   0.05              

Excluding the Company's Venezuelan operation, as reported revenues
decreased 5.7% year-over-year, primarily due to the negative impact of
the 50% and 12% year-over-year average depreciations of the Argentine
peso and the Brazilian real, respectively. This was partially offset by
constant currency revenue growth of 7.0%. Constant currency revenue
growth was supported by a 5.9% increase in systemwide comparable sales,
largely driven by average check growth combined with positive traffic.

Second quarter consolidated as reported Adjusted EBITDA, excluding
Venezuela, decreased 17.1% or 9.3% in constant currency terms. The
Adjusted EBITDA margin contracted by 100 basis points to 6.6%, mainly
driven by the step up in Royalty Fees as well as higher G&A and
Occupancy and Other Operating Expenses as a percentage of revenues.
These were partially offset by efficiencies in Payroll and Food and
Paper (F&P). Refranchising activity was also higher during the same
quarter of last year. Excluding the Royalty Fee and refranchising
comparisons, the Adjusted EBITDA margin would have been nearly flat,
year-over-year.

As reported, consolidated G&A decreased by 1.7% year-over-year and
increased by 30 basis points as a percentage of revenues largely due to
the timing of certain IT project expenses.

Main variations in other operating income (expenses), net

Included in Adjusted EBITDA: In the second
quarter of 2018, the Company recorded an inventory write down of $14.7
million in Venezuela, compared to an inventory write down of $3.5
million in the second quarter of 2017. Proceeds from refranchising were
less than $0.2 million in the second quarter of 2018, compared to $3.1
million in the prior year comparable quarter.

Excluded from Adjusted EBITDA: In the
second quarter of 2018, the Company did not record proceeds from its
re-development initiative, compared with $4.2 million recorded in the
second quarter of 2017.

Non-operating Results

Non-operating results for the second quarter reflected a $3.0 million
non-cash foreign currency exchange loss, versus a non-cash loss of $15.6
million in 2017. Net interest expense was $10.6 million lower
year-over-year, largely explained by the incurrence, in the second
quarter of last year, of certain transaction costs in connection with
the debt restructuring completed in April of 2017.

The Company reported an income tax expense of $2.2 million in the
quarter, compared to an income tax benefit of $6.0 million in the prior
year period.

Second quarter net income attributable to the Company totaled $10.7
million ($1.1 million, including Venezuela), compared to net income of
$1.1 million (net loss of $4.1 million, including Venezuela) in the same
period of 2017. Last year's higher operating income, which included $4.2
million from the Company's re-development initiative compared with no
re-development proceeds in 2018, combined with a negative variance in
income tax expenses, was more than offset by positive variances in net
interest expenses, derivative instruments and foreign exchange results.

The Company reported earnings per share of $0.05 ($0.01, including
Venezuela) in the second quarter of 2018, compared to earnings per share
of $0.01 (loss per share of $0.02, including Venezuela) in the previous
corresponding period. Total weighted average shares for the second
quarter of 2018 were 210,579,612, as compared to 210,881,194 in the
prior year quarter.

Analysis by Division:

Brazil Division

                   
Figure 3. Brazil Division: Key Financial Results

(In millions of U.S. dollars, except as noted)

                 
     

2Q17
(a)

   

Currency
Translation
(b)

   

Constant
Currency
Growth
(c)

   

2Q18
(a+b+c)

   

% As
Reported

   

% Constant
Currency

Total Restaurants (Units)     910             933     2.5 %    
 
Total Revenues 354.9 (38.1 ) 0.1 317.0 -10.7 % 0.0 %
Systemwide Comparable Sales -1.0 %
Adjusted EBITDA 45.9 (4.1 ) (7.3 ) 34.5 -24.8 % -15.9 %
Adjusted EBITDA Margin     12.9 %                 10.9 %            

Brazil's as reported revenues decreased by 10.7%, impacted by the 12%
year-over-year average depreciation of the Brazilian real, the truck
drivers' strike and, to a lesser extent, the FIFA World Cup. Excluding
currency translation, constant currency revenues remained flat while
systemwide comparable sales declined 1.0%.

Marketing activities in the quarter included the launch of the FIFA
World Cup-related "Sanduíches Campeões" campaign and the Player Escort
program. Also during the quarter, the Company launched the McFlurry and
McShake "Ouro Branco" along with the "Triplo Chocolate Kopenhagen" in
the Dessert category. The "Justice League Action" and "Jurassic World"
Happy Meal also performed well.

As reported Adjusted EBITDA decreased 24.8% year-over-year and 15.9% on
a constant currency basis. The Adjusted EBITDA margin contracted 200
basis points to 10.9%, with efficiencies in F&P costs offset by
increases in most other expense line items as a percentage of sales. The
second quarter of 2017 included $2.9 million from refranchising,
compared with $0.2 million for the same period in 2018. Excluding
refranchising activity from both years, the Adjusted EBITDA margin would
have declined 130 basis points.

NOLAD

                   
Figure 4. NOLAD Division: Key Financial Results

(In millions of U.S. dollars, except as noted)

                 
     

2Q17
(a)

   

Currency
Translation
(b)

   

Constant
Currency
Growth
(c)

   

2Q18
(a+b+c)

   

% As
Reported

   

% Constant
Currency

Total Restaurants (Units)     515             522     1.4 %    
 
Total Revenues 96.1 (1.8 ) 4.7 99.0 3.0 % 4.9 %
Systemwide Comparable Sales 5.3 %
Adjusted EBITDA 8.4 0.0 (1.1 ) 7.3 -13.4 % -13.6 %
Adjusted EBITDA Margin     8.7 %                 7.3 %            

NOLAD's as reported revenues increased 3.0% year-over-year, supported by
constant currency growth of 4.9%, partially offset by a negative
currency translation impact derived from a 5% year-over-year average
depreciation of the Mexican peso. Systemwide comparable sales increased
5.3%, driven by traffic growth. Despite the negative effect of the
Easter calendar shift, Mexico guest traffic continues to perform
strongly, having recorded the fifth consecutive quarter with positive
comparable traffic growth. The Company's innovative marketing and
digital initiatives, as well as its focus on delivering an enhanced
guest experience, continue to drive the improved performance.

Marketing activities in the quarter included a new phase of the
affordability platform "McTrío 3x3" in Mexico and the introduction of
the "Cheesy Italiana" burger in Costa Rica, among others. The dessert
category performed well, with a new phase of the McFlurry Crunch Rocks
and the McFlurry Oreo. Also in the quarter, the Company included
"Justice League Action" and "The Amazing World of Gumball" in the Happy
Meal.

As reported Adjusted EBITDA decreased by 13.4%, or by 13.6% on a
constant currency basis. The Adjusted EBITDA margin contraction of 140
basis points to 7.3% in the second quarter mainly reflects the increase
in Royalty Fees, which caused a 90 basis point margin reduction in the
quarter. Additionally, efficiencies in F&P costs were offset by an
increase in other expense line items as a percentage of revenues.

SLAD

                   
Figure 5. SLAD Division: Key Financial Results

(In millions of U.S. dollars, except as noted)

                 
     

2Q17
(a)

   

Currency
Translation
(b)

   

Constant
Currency
Growth
(c)

 

   

2Q18
(a+b+c)

   

% As
Reported

   

% Constant
Currency

Total Restaurants (Units)     386             390     1.0 %    
 
Total Revenues 232.3 (61.5 ) 45.6 216.4 -6.9 % 19.6 %
Systemwide Comparable Sales 20.0 %
Adjusted EBITDA 17.9 (5.0 ) 3.9 16.8 -6.1 % 21.6 %
Adjusted EBITDA Margin     7.7 %                 7.8 %            

SLAD's as reported revenues decreased 6.9% as constant currency growth
of 19.6% was more than offset by negative currency translation impacts
resulting from the 50% year-over-year average depreciation of the
Argentine peso. Systemwide comparable sales increased 20.0%, in line
with blended inflation, driven by the combination of average check
growth and an increase in traffic.

Marketing activities in the quarter included the introduction of the
Blue Cheese & Bacon premium burger in the Signature Line, among others.
Also in the quarter, the Company launched the FIFA World Cup-related
campaign "La Hinchada Pide Cuarto", built on the iconic Quarter Pounder
burger. The dessert category performed well with the introduction of the
McFlurry Milka Almendras and McFlurry Milka Triolade. The Happy Meal
featured "Justice League Action" and "The Amazing World of Gumball"
during the quarter.

Adjusted EBITDA decreased 6.1% on an as reported basis and rose 21.6% in
constant currency terms, which was above the division's blended
inflation. The Adjusted EBITDA margin expanded 10 basis points to 7.8%,
as efficiencies in Payroll and Occupancy and Other Operating Expenses
were partially offset by higher Royalty Fees and F&P costs as a
percentage of revenues.

Caribbean Division

                   
Figure 6. Caribbean Division: Key Financial Results

(In millions of U.S. dollars, except as noted)

                 
     

2Q17
(a)

   

Currency
Translation
(b)

   

Constant
Currency
Growth
(c)

 

   

2Q18
(a+b+c)

   

% As
Reported

   

% Constant
Currency

Total Restaurants (Units)     349             346     -0.9 %    
 
Total Revenues 115.3 (2,177.0 ) 2,183.2 121.6 5.4 % 1893.6 %
Systemwide Comparable Sales 2735.5 %
Adjusted EBITDA 2.1 (1,623.6 ) 1,625.0 3.5 67.1 % 76651.1 %
Adjusted EBITDA Margin     1.8 %                 2.9 %            

The Caribbean division's results continue to be heavily impacted by
Venezuela's macroeconomic volatility, including the ongoing
hyperinflationary environment and the country's heavily regulated
currency. As such, reported results in the quarter reflect significant
non-cash accounting impacts from operations in that market. Thus, the
discussion of the Caribbean division's operating performance is focused
on results, excluding Venezuela.

Caribbean Division – excluding Venezuela

       
Figure 7. Caribbean Division - Excluding Venezuela: Key Financial
Results

(In millions of U.S. dollars, except as noted)

     
      2Q17

(a)

   

Currency
Translation
(b)

 

   

Constant
Currency
Growth
(c)

 

   

2Q18
(a+b+c)

   

% As
Reported

   

% Constant
Currency

Total Restaurants (Units)     219             216     -1.4 %    
 
Total Revenues 95.4 2.5 4.2 102.1 7.1 % 4.4 %
Systemwide Comparable Sales 5.1 %
Adjusted EBITDA 4.4 0.3 2.3 7.0 56.8 % 51.1 %
Adjusted EBITDA Margin     4.7 %                 6.8 %            

As reported revenues in the Caribbean division, excluding Venezuela,
increased 7.1%, driven by constant currency growth of 4.4% and a
positive currency translation impact. Comparable sales increased by
5.1%, well above blended inflation, driven by average check growth.
Marketing activities in the quarter included the launch of the
Buttermilk Crispy Tenders and the Bistró burger in the premium category,
among others. Also in the quarter, the Company introduced the Malteada
and McFlurry MiniChips in the dessert category, and included "Justice
League Action" in the Happy Meal.

Adjusted EBITDA totaled $7.0 million, compared to $4.4 million in the
same period of 2017. The Adjusted EBITDA margin expanded 210 basis
points to 6.8%, reflecting efficiencies in all cost line items, except
Royalty Fees. In addition, this quarter's results included an insurance
recovery from the damages caused by last year's hurricanes in Puerto
Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

New Unit Development

                               
Figure 8. Total Restaurants (eop)*                              
      June

2018

    March

2018

    December

2017

    September

2017

    June

2017

Brazil     933     929     929     910     910
NOLAD 522 522 519 514 515
SLAD 390 391 390 386 386
Caribbean 346 348 350 350 349
TOTAL     2,191     2,190     2,188     2,160     2,160
* Considers Company-operated and franchised restaurants at period-end

The Company opened 46 new restaurants during the twelve-month period
ended June 30, 2018, resulting in a total of 2,191 restaurants. Also
during the period, the Company added 247 Dessert Centers, bringing the
total to 2,973. McCafés totaled 316 as of June 30, 2018.

Balance Sheet & Cash Flow Highlights

Cash and cash equivalents, including short-term investments, were $218.9
million at June 30, 2018. The Company's total financial debt (including
derivative instruments) was $583.7 million. Net debt (Total Financial
Debt minus Cash and cash equivalents) was $364.8 million and the
Net Debt/Adjusted EBITDA ratio was 1.4x at June 30, 2018.

 
Figure 9. Consolidated Financial Ratios

(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except ratios)

    June 30     December 31
      2018     2017
Cash & cash equivalents (i) 218,937 328,079
Total Financial Debt (ii) 583,728 621,460
Net Financial Debt (iii) 364,791 293,381
Total Financial Debt / LTM Adjusted EBITDA ratio 2.2 2.0
Net Financial Debt / LTM Adjusted EBITDA ratio     1.4     1.0
(i) Cash & cash equivalents includes Short-term investment
(ii)Total financial debt includes long-term debt and derivative
instruments (including the asset portion of derivatives amounting to
$57.3 million and $35.1 million as a reduction of financial debt as
of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively).
(iii) Total financial debt less cash and cash equivalents.

Net cash provided by operating activities totaled $57.5 million for the
quarter, and cash used in net investing activities totaled $29.3
million, which included capital expenditures of $39.4 million. Cash used
in financing activities amounted to $32.6 million including $20.0
million of treasury stock purchases and $10.6 million of dividend
payments.

First Half 2018

Excluding the Venezuelan operation and for the six months ended June 30,
2018, the Company's as reported revenues decreased by 0.2% to $1,537.3
million, as constant currency growth of 8.8% was offset by negative
currency translation. As reported Adjusted EBITDA was $116.8 million, a
2.1% decrease compared to the first half of 2017. On a constant currency
basis, Adjusted EBITDA increased by 3.4%. The reported Adjusted EBITDA
margin contracted by 20 basis points to 7.6%, as efficiencies in F&P and
Payroll mostly offset the increase in Royalty Fees.

Year-to-date consolidated net income amounted to $24.3 million, compared
with net income of $42.1 million in the first half of 2017. The prior
year result included $56.1 million from the Company's re-development
initiative compared with $0.2 million this year. The result also
reflects lower net interest expenses, lower losses from derivative
instruments, lower income tax and a positive variance in foreign
currency exchange results in the first half of 2018.

During the first half of 2018, capital expenditures totaled $63.1
million.

Quarter Highlights & Recent Developments

Share Repurchase Program

On May 22, 2018, the Board of Directors approved the adoption of a share
repurchase program, pursuant to which the Company may repurchase from
time to time up to $60 million of issued and outstanding Class A shares
of no par value of the Company. The repurchase program began on May 22,
2018 and will expire at the close of business on May 22, 2019. As of
June 30, 2018, the Company purchased 2,656,552 shares with a total cost
of $20 million.

Argentina accounting developments – highly
inflationary status

Effective July 1, 2018, Argentina is considered to be highly
inflationary. Under U.S. GAAP, an economy is considered to be highly
inflationary when the three-year cumulative rate of inflation meets or
exceeds 100%. Under the highly inflationary basis of accounting, the
financial statements of the Company's Argentine subsidiaries will be
remeasured in accordance with ASC 830 "Foreign Currency Matters".

Dividends

On April 5, 2018, the Company paid the first of the two equal
installments of $0.05 per share to all Class A and Class B shareholders
of record as of April 2, 2018. The second installment will be paid on
October 5, 2018 to shareholders of record as of October 2, 2018.

Definitions:

Systemwide comparable sales growth:
refers to the change, measured in constant currency, in our
Company-operated and franchised restaurant sales in one period from a
comparable period for restaurants that have been open for thirteen
months or longer. While sales by our franchisees are not recorded as
revenues by us, we believe the information is important in understanding
our financial performance because these sales are the basis on which we
calculate and record franchised revenues and are indicative of the
financial health of our franchisee base.

Constant currency basis: refers to
amounts calculated using the same exchange rate over the periods under
comparison to remove the effects of currency fluctuations from this
trend analysis. To better discern underlying business trends, this
release uses non-GAAP financial measures that segregate year-over-year
growth into two categories: (i) currency translation, (ii) constant
currency growth. (i) Currency translation reflects the impact on growth
of the appreciation or depreciation of the local currencies in which we
conduct our business against the US dollar (the currency in which our
financial statements are prepared). (ii) Constant currency growth
reflects the underlying growth of the business excluding the effect from
currency translation.

Excluding Venezuela basis: due to
the ongoing political and macroeconomic uncertainty prevailing in
Venezuela, and in order to provide greater clarity and visibility on the
Company's financial and operating overall performance, this release
focuses on the results on an "Excluding-Venezuela" basis, which is
non-GAAP measure.

Adjusted EBITDA: In addition
to financial measures prepared in accordance with the general accepted
accounting principles (GAAP), within this press release and the
accompanying tables, we use a non-GAAP financial measure titled
‘Adjusted EBITDA'. We use Adjusted EBITDA to facilitate operating
performance comparisons from period to period.

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as our operating income plus depreciation and
amortization plus/minus the following losses/gains included within other
operating income (expenses), net, and within general and administrative
expenses in our statement of income: gains from sale or insurance
recovery of property and equipment; write-offs of property and
equipment; impairment of long-lived assets and goodwill; and incremental
compensation related to the modification of our 2008 long-term incentive
plan.

We believe Adjusted EBITDA facilitates company-to-company operating
performance comparisons by backing out potential differences caused by
variations such as capital structures (affecting net interest expense
and other financial charges), taxation (affecting income tax expense)
and the age and book depreciation of facilities and equipment (affecting
relative depreciation expense), which may vary for different companies
for reasons unrelated to operating performance. Figure 10 of this
earnings release include a reconciliation for Adjusted EBITDA. For more
information, please see Adjusted EBITDA reconciliation in Note 9 of our
quarterly financial statements (6-K Form) filed today with the S.E.C.

About Arcos Dorados

Arcos Dorados is the world's largest independent McDonald's franchisee
in terms of systemwide sales and number of restaurants, operating the
largest quick service restaurant chain in Latin America and the
Caribbean. It has the exclusive right to own, operate and grant
franchises of McDonald's restaurants in 20 Latin American and Caribbean
countries and territories, including Argentina, Aruba, Brazil, Chile,
Colombia, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Ecuador, French Guyana, Guadeloupe,
Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, St. Croix, St. Thomas,
Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela. The Company operates or
franchises over 2,190 McDonald's-branded restaurants with over 90,000
employees and is recognized as one of the best companies to work for in
Latin America. Arcos Dorados is traded on the New York Stock Exchange
(NYSE:ARCO). To learn more about the Company, please visit the
Investors section of our website: www.arcosdorados.com/ir

Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. The
forward-looking statements contained herein include statements about the
Company's business prospects, its ability to attract customers, its
affordable platform, its expectation for revenue generation and its
outlook and guidance for 2018. These statements are subject to the
general risks inherent in Arcos Dorados' business. These expectations
may or may not be realized. Some of these expectations may be based upon
assumptions or judgments that prove to be incorrect. In addition, Arcos
Dorados' business and operations involve numerous risks and
uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of Arcos Dorados,
which could result in Arcos Dorados' expectations not being realized or
otherwise materially affect the financial condition, results of
operations and cash flows of Arcos Dorados. Additional information
relating to the uncertainties affecting Arcos Dorados' business is
contained in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and
Arcos Dorados does not undertake any obligation to (and expressly
disclaims any obligation to) update any forward-looking statements to
reflect events or circumstances after the date such statements were
made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Second Quarter 2018 Consolidated Results

(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share data)

             
Figure 10. Second Quarter & First Half 2018 Consolidated Results

(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share data)

           
    For Three-Months ended     For Six-Months ended
June 30, June 30,
        2018         2017     2018         2017  
REVENUES        
Sales by Company-operated restaurants 718,454 762,221 1,525,515 1,507,630
Revenues from franchised restaurants       35,516         36,477     78,342         72,548  
Total Revenues       753,970         798,698     1,603,857         1,580,178  
OPERATING COSTS AND EXPENSES
Company-operated restaurant expenses:
Food and paper (249,569 ) (272,741 ) (534,836 ) (536,205 )
Payroll and employee benefits (156,150 ) (168,617 ) (329,264 ) (334,893 )
Occupancy and other operating expenses (199,923 ) (206,944 ) (416,545 ) (409,747 )
Royalty fees (38,603 ) (38,845 ) (80,774 ) (77,357 )
Franchised restaurants - occupancy expenses (15,787 ) (16,540 ) (34,942 ) (32,651 )
General and administrative expenses (59,268 ) (60,844 ) (116,918 ) (115,747 )
Other operating (expenses) income, net       (15,537 )       1,417     (59,374 )       51,336  
Total operating costs and expenses       (734,837 )       (763,114 )   (1,572,653 )       (1,455,264 )
Operating income       19,133         35,584     31,204         124,914  
Net interest expense (12,457 ) (23,043 ) (27,097 ) (39,458 )
Loss from derivative instruments (233 ) (6,589 ) (331 ) (7,231 )
Foreign currency exchange results (3,049 ) (15,552 ) 5,128 (24,111 )
Other non-operating expenses, net       (78 )       (430 )   (62 )       (1,125 )
Income (expense) before income taxes       3,316         (10,030 )   8,842         52,989  
Income tax (expense) benefit       (2,210 )       5,987     (7,173 )       (16,351 )
Net income (loss)       1,106         (4,043 )   1,669         36,638  
(Less): Net income attributable to non-controlling interests       (40 )       (71 )   (85 )       (148 )
Net income (loss) attributable to Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc.       1,066         (4,114 )   1,584         36,490  
Earnings per share information ($ per share):
Basic net income per common share $ 0.01 $ (0.02 ) $ 0.01 $ 0.17
Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding-Basic       210,579,612         210,881,194     210,824,698         210,796,678  
Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation                    
Operating income 19,133 35,584 31,204 124,914
Depreciation and amortization 25,573 24,440 52,090 47,892
Operating charges excluded from EBITDA computation       698         (3,426 )   716         (53,524 )
Adjusted EBITDA       45,404         56,598     84,010         119,282  
Adjusted EBITDA Margin as % of total revenues       6.0 %       7.1 %   5.2 %       7.5 %

Second Quarter 2018 Consolidated Results – Excluding Venezuela

(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share data)

 
Figure 11. Second Quarter & First Half 2018 Consolidated Results
- Excluding Venezuela

(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share data)

    For Three-Months ended     For Six-Months ended
June 30, June 30,
      2018     2017 2018     2017
REVENUES        
Sales by Company-operated restaurants 701,294 744,252 1,466,250 1,471,271
Revenues from franchised restaurants     33,240     34,546 71,039     68,467
Total Revenues     734,534     778,798 1,537,289     1,539,738
OPERATING COSTS AND EXPENSES
Company-operated restaurant expenses:
Food and paper (246,306) (262,098) (510,416) (517,961)
Payroll and employee benefits (155,693) (166,628) (325,337) (330,240)
Occupancy and other operating expenses (195,070) (201,693) (402,330) (399,109)
Royalty fees (39,082) (38,405) (82,190) (76,003)
Franchised restaurants - occupancy expenses (15,150) (15,804) (32,929) (31,284)
General and administrative expenses (57,918) (58,933) (113,492) (111,786)
Other operating (expenses) income, net     (555)     4,389 (2,780)     54,881
Total operating costs and expenses     (709,774)     (739,172) (1,469,474)     (1,411,502)
Operating income     24,760     39,626 67,815     128,236
Net interest expense (12,426) (23,048) (27,066) (39,485)
Loss from derivative instruments (233) (6,589) (331) (7,231)
Foreign currency exchange results 755 (12,679) (1,070) (21,042)
Other non-operating expenses, net     (78)     (439) (64)     (1,125)
Income (expense) before income taxes     12,778     (3,129) 39,284     59,353
Income tax (expense) benefit     (2,034)     4,265 (14,930)     (17,134)
Net income     10,744     1,136 24,354     42,219
(Less): Net income attributable to non-controlling interests     (40)     (71) (85)     (148)
Net income attributable to Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc.     10,704     1,065 24,269     42,071
Earnings per share information ($ per share):
Basic net income per common share $ 0.05 $ 0.01 $ 0.12 $ 0.20
Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding-Basic     210,579,612     210,881,194 210,824,698     210,796,678
Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation                    
Operating income 24,760 39,626 67,815 128,236
Depreciation and amortization 24,367 22,722 49,323 44,642
Operating charges excluded from EBITDA computation     (301)     (3,428) (291)     (53,519)
Adjusted EBITDA     48,826     58,920 116,847     119,359
Adjusted EBITDA Margin as % of total revenues     6.6%     7.6% 7.6%     7.8%

Second Quarter 2018 Results by Division

(In thousands of U.S. dollars)

                   
Figure 12. Second Quarter & First Half 2018 Consolidated Results
by Division

(In thousands of U.S. dollars)

                 
    2Q     1H
Three-Months ended     % Incr.     Constant Six-Months ended     % Incr.     Constant
June 30,     /       Currency June 30,     /       Currency
      2018       2017       (Decr)     Incr/(Decr)% 2018       2017       (Decr)     Incr/(Decr)%
Revenues        
Brazil 316,973 354,939 -10.7 % 0.0 % 681,656 714,934 -4.7 % 2.3 %
Caribbean 121,568 115,297 5.4 % 1893.6 % 268,442 222,515 20.6 % 1292.7 %
Caribbean - Excl. Venezuela 102,132 95,397 7.1 % 4.4 % 201,874 182,075 10.9 % 7.5 %
NOLAD 99,009 96,126 3.0 % 4.9 % 196,160 180,468 8.7 % 8.2 %
SLAD 216,420 232,336 -6.9 % 19.6 % 457,599 462,261 -1.0 % 19.7 %
TOTAL 753,970 798,698 -5.6 % 279.7 % 1,603,857 1,580,178 1.5 % 189.8 %
TOTAL - Excl. Venezuela 734,534 778,798 -5.7 % 7.0 % 1,537,289 1,539,738 -0.2 % 8.8 %
 
 
Operating Income (loss)
Brazil 21,926 32,652 -32.8 % -25.0 % 56,987 63,959 -10.9 % -5.3 %
Caribbean (3,124 ) (4,039 ) 22.7 % 40240.6 % (34,891 ) (4,305 ) -710.5 % 46802.2 %
Caribbean - Excl. Venezuela 2,503 3 83333.3 % 78300.0 % 1,720 (983 ) 275.0 % 234.2 %
NOLAD 2,004 7,052 -71.6 % -73.2 % 3,954 58,208 -93.2 % -92.9 %
SLAD 12,137 14,084 -13.8 % 14.3 % 30,007 30,942 -3.0 % 18.2 %
Corporate and Other (13,810 ) (14,165 ) 2.5 % -31.2 % (24,853 ) (23,890 ) -4.0 % -34.3 %
TOTAL 19,133 35,584 -46.2 % 4523.4 % 31,204 124,914 -75.0 % 1564.9 %
TOTAL - Excl. Venezuela 24,760 39,626 -37.5 % -33.7 % 67,815 128,236 -47.1 % -45.0 %
 
 
Adjusted EBITDA
Brazil 34,502 45,892 -24.8 % -15.9 % 83,229 90,654 -8.2 % -2.1 %
Caribbean 3,542 2,120 67.1 % 76651.1 % (22,109 ) 7,758 -385.0 % 25958.1 %
Caribbean - Excl. Venezuela 6,964 4,442 56.8 % 51.1 % 10,728 7,835 36.9 % 28.6 %
NOLAD 7,251 8,369 -13.4 % -13.6 % 14,546 13,575 7.2 % 7.7 %
SLAD 16,799 17,881 -6.1 % 21.6 % 39,784 38,501 3.3 % 24.0 %
Corporate and Other (16,690 ) (17,664 ) 5.5 % -18.1 % (31,440 ) (31,206 ) -0.7 % -21.0 %
TOTAL 45,404 56,598 -19.8 % 2857.4 % 84,010 119,282 -29.6 % 1689.8 %
TOTAL - Excl. Venezuela     48,826       58,920       -17.1 %     -9.3 %     116,847       119,359       -2.1 %     3.4 %
 
Figure 13. Average Exchange Rate per Quarter*
    Brazil     Mexico     Argentina

 

2Q18   3.61     19.40     23.51
2Q17   3.21     18.55     15.72  
* Local $ per 1 US$

Summarized Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands of U.S. dollars)

Figure 14. Summarized Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands of U.S. dollars)

           
    June 30     December 31
      2018     2017
ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents 208,932 308,491
Short-term investment 10,005 19,588
Accounts and notes receivable, net 73,637 111,302
Other current assets (1)     147,505       213,656  
Total current assets     440,079       653,037  
Non-current assets
Property and equipment, net 813,389 890,736
Net intangible assets and goodwill 38,898 47,729
Deferred income taxes 70,765 74,299
Other non-current assets (2)     149,468       137,942  
Total non-current assets     1,072,520       1,150,706  
Total assets     1,512,599       1,803,743  
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities
Accounts payable 195,928 303,452
Taxes payable (3) 84,172 136,918
Accrued payroll and other liabilities 100,294 119,088
Other current liabilities (4) 21,771 23,715
Provision for contingencies 2,197 2,529
Financial debt (5)     14,453       19,881  
Total current liabilities     418,815       605,583  
Non-current liabilities
Accrued payroll and other liabilities 33,074 29,366
Provision for contingencies 26,172 25,427
Financial debt (6) 626,597 636,648
Deferred income taxes     10,639       10,577  
Total non-current liabilities     696,482       702,018  
Total liabilities     1,115,297       1,307,601  
Equity
Class A shares of common stock 379,693 376,732
Class B shares of common stock 132,915 132,915
Additional paid-in capital 13,165 14,216
Retained earnings 377,774 401,134
Accumulated other comprehensive losses (486,644 ) (429,347 )
Common stock in treasury     (20,000 )     0  
Total Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc shareholders' equity     396,903       495,650  
Non-controlling interest in subsidiaries     399       492  
Total equity     397,302       496,142  
Total liabilities and equity     1,512,599       1,803,743  
(1) Includes "Other receivables", "Inventories", "Prepaid expenses
and other current assets", and "McDonald's Corporation's
indemnification for contingencies".
(2) Includes "Miscellaneous", "Collateral deposits", "Derivative
Instruments", and "McDonald´s Corporation indemnification for
contingencies".
(3) Includes "Income taxes payable" and "Other taxes payable".
(4) Includes "Royalties payable to McDonald´s Corporation" and
"Interest payable".
(5) Includes "Short-term debt", "Current portion of long-term debt"
and "Derivative instruments".
(6) Includes "Long-term debt, excluding current portion" and
"Derivative instruments".

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