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Bojangles', Inc. Reports Financial Results for its Second Fiscal Quarter 2018

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Announces Launch of Restaurant Portfolio Optimization Program
Updates Guidance for its Fiscal Year 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bojangles', Inc. (Bojangles') (NASDAQ:BOJA) today announced financial results for the 13-week second fiscal quarter ended July 1, 2018. Bojangles' also announced the launch of a restaurant portfolio optimization program and updated its annual guidance for the 52-week fiscal year 2018 ending on December 30, 2018.

Highlights for the Second Fiscal Quarter 2018 Compared to the Second Fiscal Quarter 2017*

  • Total revenues increased 2.7% to $140.5 million from $136.8 million in the prior year fiscal quarter;
  • System-wide comparable restaurant sales decreased 0.2%, while company-operated comparable restaurant sales decreased 0.8% and franchised comparable restaurant sales increased 0.1%;
  • Five system-wide restaurants were opened, consisting of two company-operated restaurants and three franchised restaurants, while one company-operated restaurant was closed due to a relocation and two company-operated restaurants were refranchised;
  • Net Income was $2.4 million as compared to $8.4 million in the prior year fiscal quarter;
  • Diluted Net Income per Share was $0.06 as compared to $0.22 in the prior year fiscal quarter;
  • Adjusted Net Income** was $5.2 million as compared to $8.8 million in the prior year fiscal quarter;
  • Adjusted Diluted Net Income per Share** was $0.13 (reflecting a negative impact of $0.09 due to impairment expenses) as compared to $0.23 (reflecting a negative impact of $0.01 due to impairment expenses) in the prior year fiscal quarter; and
  • Adjusted EBITDA** was $18.1 million as compared to $19.3 million in the prior year fiscal quarter.

* Certain amounts for the second fiscal quarter of 2017 have been restated to reflect the adoption of the new revenue recognition standard. See "Adoption of New Accounting Standard" for further details.
** Descriptions of Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Diluted Net Income per Share, Adjusted EBITDA and other non-GAAP financial measures are provided in this release under "Use and Definition of Non-GAAP Measures," and reconciliations to GAAP figures are provided in the tables at the end of this release.

"Our continued focus on well-run restaurants is best reflected in the progress we are making on staffing and training, improving speed, accuracy and quality, and promoting signature menu items with value messaging. We are further encouraged that system-wide comparable restaurant sales in the second fiscal quarter of 2018 improved sequentially compared to the first fiscal quarter of 2018 and that our core breakfast daypart strengthened. Our hard work over the past several months is clearly beginning to resonate with customers," said Bojangles' Interim President and CEO Randy Kibler.

"We are also optimizing our restaurant portfolio by closing some underperforming company-operated restaurants, refranchising select company-operated restaurants, and slowing system-wide expansion by limiting company development mainly to core markets while franchise development continues in both the core and adjacent markets. We believe these efforts will positively impact our Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income during the remainder of fiscal year 2018 and beyond," concluded Mr. Kibler.

Second Fiscal Quarter 2018 Financial Review

System-wide comparable restaurant sales decreased 0.2%, consisting of a 0.8% decrease in company-operated comparable restaurant sales and an increase of 0.1% in franchised comparable restaurant sales. The comparable restaurant sales decrease at company-operated restaurants was composed of a decrease in transactions, partially offset by increases in price and mix. Breakfast daypart comparable restaurant sales for company-operated restaurants increased 0.9%.

Total revenues increased 2.7% to $140.5 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2018 from $136.8 million in the prior year fiscal quarter. The increase was primarily due to a net additional 26 system-wide restaurants at July 1, 2018 compared to June 25, 2017, partially offset by a comparable restaurant sales decline at our company-operated restaurants.

Company-operated restaurant revenues increased 2.3% to $130.0 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2018 from $127.1 million in the prior year fiscal quarter. Franchise royalty revenues increased 2.3% to $7.1 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2018 from $7.0 million in the prior year fiscal quarter.

Operating income was $4.6 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2018 as compared to $12.9 million in the prior year fiscal quarter. Of the $8.3 million decline in operating income during the second fiscal quarter of 2018, $4.1 million was attributable to an increase in impairment expenses and an additional $3.3 million was related to refranchising and related asset write-downs primarily associated with the expected refranchising of approximately 30 company-operated restaurants during the second half of fiscal 2018.   

Company-operated restaurant contribution, a non-GAAP measure, was $19.4 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2018 as compared to $20.4 million in the prior year fiscal quarter. As a percentage of company-operated restaurant revenues, company-operated restaurant contribution margin, a non-GAAP measure, decreased to 14.9% in the second fiscal quarter of 2018 from 16.0% in the prior year fiscal quarter.

General and administrative expenses were $9.9 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2018 as compared to $9.8 million in the prior year fiscal quarter.

Impairment expenses were $4.8 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2018 as compared to $0.7 million in the prior year fiscal quarter. The increase was due to more restaurants being impaired in the second fiscal quarter of 2018 versus the second fiscal quarter of 2017, including the building associated with one ground lease.

Refranchising and related asset write-downs were $3.3 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2018. In anticipation of the refranchising of approximately 30 company-operated restaurants expected to occur during the second half of fiscal 2018, we recorded an impairment charge of $3.4 million associated with the write-down of the related assets to their estimated fair value, which was partially offset by a $0.1 million gain recorded in connection with the refranchise of two company-operated restaurants in the second fiscal quarter of 2018.

Net Income was $2.4 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2018 as compared to $8.4 million in the prior year fiscal quarter. Diluted Net Income per Share was $0.06 in the second fiscal quarter of 2018 as compared to $0.22 in the prior year fiscal quarter. Diluted Net Income per Share during the second fiscal quarter of 2018 was negatively impacted by $0.09 due to impairment expenses and $0.07 due to refranchising and related asset write-downs, while the second fiscal quarter of 2017 was negatively impacted by $0.01 due to impairment expenses.

Adjusted Net Income, a non-GAAP measure, was $5.2 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2018 as compared to $8.8 million in the prior year fiscal quarter. Adjusted Diluted Net Income per Share was $0.13 in the second fiscal quarter of 2018 as compared to $0.23 in the prior year fiscal quarter. Adjusted Diluted Net Income per Share during the second fiscal quarter of 2018 was negatively impacted by $0.09 due to impairment expenses while the second fiscal quarter of 2017 was negatively impacted by $0.01 due to impairment expenses.

Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, was $18.1 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2018 as compared to $19.3 million in the prior year fiscal quarter.

Restaurant Portfolio Optimization Program

Bojangles' has initiated a restaurant portfolio optimization program pursuant to which it refranchised two company-operated restaurants during the second fiscal quarter of 2018. In addition, we expect to take the following actions during the remainder of fiscal 2018:

  • Bojangles' will close approximately 10 underperforming company-operated restaurants during the third fiscal quarter of 2018. As a result, we expect to incur a pre-tax charge of $12.0 million to $15.0 million representing an estimate of the remaining obligations pursuant to non-cancelable leases, net of estimated sublease income. On a trailing twelve-month basis as of the end of the second fiscal quarter of 2018, these restaurants generated approximately $5.8 million in company-operated restaurant revenues.
  • Bojangles' expects to refranchise approximately 30 company-operated restaurants in Tennessee and Georgia to one of its largest franchisees. As a result, we expect to incur a pre-tax charge of $4.0 million to $5.0 million representing an estimate of the remaining obligations pursuant to non-cancelable leases, net of estimated sublease income from the franchisee. The transaction, which remains subject to final negotiation and execution of a definitive sale and purchase agreement, due diligence and customary closing conditions, is expected to close during the second half of fiscal 2018. On a trailing twelve-month basis as of the end of the second fiscal quarter of 2018, these restaurants generated approximately $32.2 million in company-operated restaurant revenues.

Fiscal Year 2018 Guidance

Bojangles' has updated its annual outlook for the 52-week period ending on December 30, 2018 to reflect its year-to-date performance and expectations for the remainder of the fiscal year, including the impact of the restaurant portfolio optimization program:

  • Total revenues of $542.0 million to $547.0 million (previously $550.0 million to $560.0 million), including approximately $11.0 million of franchise marketing and co-op advertising contribution revenues due to the adoption of the new accounting standard for revenue recognition;
  • System-wide comparable restaurant sales of negative low-single digits to flat;
  • The opening of 18 to 22 system-wide restaurants (previously 30 to 40), comprised of 6 to 8 (previously 6 to 10) company-operated restaurants and 12 to 14 (previously 24 to 30) franchised restaurants;
  • The closure of approximately 10 company-operated restaurants;
  • The refranchising of approximately 30 company-operated restaurants, including two company-operated restaurants that were refranchised during the second fiscal quarter of 2018;
  • Company-operated restaurant contribution margin of 14.5% to 15.0% (previously 14.0% to 14.5%);
  • General and administrative expenses of $42.5 million to $43.0 million (previously $43.0 million to $43.5 million);
  • Cash capital expenditures of $10.0 million to $11.0 million (previously $11.5 million to $12.5 million);
  • Adjusted Diluted Net Income per Share of $0.66 to $0.73 (previously $0.64 to $0.72); and
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $66.0 million to $70.0 million (previously $64.0 million to $68.0 million).

Changes in the assumptions in the restaurant portfolio optimization program could impact guidance, and our guidance does not include the potential impact of any additional refranchising of company-operated restaurants and/or additional restaurant closures not discussed above. In addition, we have not reconciled guidance for Adjusted Diluted Net Income per Share or Adjusted EBITDA to the corresponding GAAP financial measures because we do not provide guidance for the various reconciling items. We are unable to provide guidance for these reconciling items because we cannot determine their probable significance, as certain items are outside of our control and cannot be reasonably predicted due to the fact that these items could vary significantly from period to period. Accordingly, reconciliations to the corresponding GAAP financial measures are not available without unreasonable effort.

Adoption of New Accounting Standard

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued new guidance for revenue recognition related to contracts with customers, which supersedes nearly all existing revenue recognition guidance. We adopted this new guidance in fiscal year 2018 using the full retrospective transition method, which resulted in restating each prior reporting period presented in the year of adoption, including the second fiscal quarter of 2017. The adoption did not have a material impact on Company-operated restaurant revenues or Franchise royalty revenues. The new guidance requires Bojangles' to recognize initial and renewal franchisee fees on a straight-line basis over the life of the franchise agreement, which impacts Other franchise revenues. In addition, funds contributed by franchisees to the advertising funds actively managed by Bojangles', as well as the associated advertising fund expenditures, are reported on a gross basis, and the advertising fund revenues and expenses may be reported in different periods. See tables at the end of this release for details related to the impact of the adoption of the new revenue recognition standard on our previously reported results.

Conference Call and Webcast Today

Bojangles' will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the second fiscal quarter 2018 results, as well as fiscal year 2018 guidance today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The conference call dial-in number is 201-493-6725. A telephone replay will be available through Sunday, September 2, 2018 and may be accessed by dialing 412-317-6671. The conference ID is 13681397.

The conference call will also be webcast live and later archived on the Investors section of our website at www.bojangles.com.

About Bojangles', Inc.

Bojangles', Inc. is a highly differentiated and growing restaurant operator and franchisor dedicated to serving customers high-quality, craveable food made from our Southern recipes, including breakfast served All Day, Every Day. Founded in 1977 in Charlotte, N.C., Bojangles'® serves menu items such as made-from-scratch biscuit breakfast sandwiches, delicious hand-breaded bone-in chicken, flavorful fixin's (sides) and Legendary Iced Tea®. At July 1, 2018, Bojangles' had 766 system-wide restaurants, of which 325 were company-operated and 441 were franchised restaurants, primarily located in the Southeastern United States. For more information, visit www.bojangles.com or follow Bojangles' on Facebook and Twitter.

Use and Definition of Non-GAAP Measures

We utilize certain non-GAAP measures when assessing the operational strength and the performance of our business. We believe these non-GAAP measures assist our board of directors, management and investors in comparing our operating performance, on a consistent basis from period to period, by isolating the effects of certain items that vary from period to period without any correlation to core operating performance or that vary significantly among similar companies. Bojangles' cautions that non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, reported GAAP results.

Company-operated restaurant contribution represents our operating income excluding the impact of franchise royalty revenues, franchise marketing and co-op advertising fund contribution revenues and associated costs, properties and equipment rental revenues, other franchise revenues, general and administrative expenses, costs associated with properties and equipment rentals, depreciation and amortization, impairment, refranchising and related asset write-downs and (gain) loss on disposal of property and equipment and other, as identified by the reconciliation table below. Company-operated restaurant contribution margin is defined as company-operated restaurant contribution as a percentage of company-operated restaurant revenues. Company-operated restaurant contribution and company-operated restaurant contribution margin are supplemental measures of operating performance of our company-operated restaurants and our calculations thereof may not be comparable to those reported by other companies. Company-operated restaurant contribution and company-operated restaurant contribution margin have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation or as substitutes for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Included with the reconciliations to GAAP figures provided in the tables at the end of this release is a reconciliation of our operating income to our company-operated restaurant contribution.

Adjusted Net Income represents company net income before items that we do not consider representative of our ongoing operating performance as identified in the reconciliation table below. Adjusted Diluted Net Income per Share represents company diluted net income per share before items that we do not consider representative of our ongoing operating performance as identified in the reconciliation table below.

EBITDA represents company net income before interest expense (net of interest income), provision for income taxes and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA represents company net income before interest expense (net of interest income), provision for income taxes, depreciation and amortization, items that we do not consider representative of our ongoing operating performance and certain non-cash items, as identified in the reconciliation table below.

Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Diluted Net Income per Share, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are supplemental measures of our performance that are neither required by, nor presented in accordance with, GAAP. Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Diluted Net Income per Share, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not measurements of our financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as alternatives to net income, operating income or any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP or as alternatives to cash flow from operating activities as a measure of our liquidity. Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Diluted Net Income per Share, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA have limitations as analytical tools, and should not be considered in isolation, or as substitutes for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. In addition, in evaluating Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Diluted Net Income per Share, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, you should be aware that in the future we will incur expenses or charges such as those added back to calculate Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Diluted Net Income per Share, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical or current facts included in this release are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements discuss our current expectations, projections and guidance relating to our financial condition, results of operations, plans, objectives, future performance and business. These statements may be preceded by, followed by or include the words "aim," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "intend," "outlook," "plan," "potential," "project," "projection," "seek," "may," "could," "would," "will," "should," "can," "can have," "likely," the negatives thereof and other words and terms of similar meaning.

Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions; they are not guarantees of performance. Actual results may differ materially from these expectations due to risks relating to, among other risks, our vulnerability to changes in consumer preferences and economic conditions; our ability to open restaurants in new and existing markets and expand our franchise system; our ability to successfully effect our restaurant portfolio optimization program on a timely basis; our ability to generate comparable restaurant sales growth; financial or other difficulties, which could cause our restaurants and our franchisees' restaurants to close; our ability to generate increased sales or profits from new menu items, advertising campaigns, changes in discounting strategy, technology initiatives or restaurant designs and remodels; cancellation of or delay in anticipated future restaurant openings; our reliance on, limited degree of control over and potential responsibility for, our franchisees; increases in the cost of chicken, pork, dairy, wheat, corn and other products; our ability to compete successfully with other quick-service and fast-casual restaurants; our vulnerability to conditions in the Southeastern United States; negative publicity, whether or not valid; concerns about food safety and quality and about food-borne illnesses, including adverse public perception due to the occurrence of avian flu, swine flu or other food-borne illnesses, such as salmonella, E. coli, or others; changes in employment and labor laws; labor shortages and increases in labor costs; the impact of litigation, including wage and hour class action lawsuits; and our dependence upon frequent and timely deliveries of restaurant food and other supplies. For further details and discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, see our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, which was filed with the SEC on March 8, 2018, and which is available at www.sec.gov. You should not place undue reliance on these statements. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events. Although we believe that our assumptions made in connection with the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot assure you that the assumptions and expectations will prove to be correct.

All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. In addition, all forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this earnings release. We undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise other than as required under the federal securities laws.

 
BOJANGLES', INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
           
           
Assets   July 1, 
2018
  December 31, 
2017 (a)
Current assets:        
  Cash and cash equivalents $ 15,669     14,052  
  Accounts and vendor receivables, net   5,478     5,863  
  Accounts receivable, related parties, net   545     553  
  Inventories, net    2,787     3,619  
  Other current assets   6,275     2,408  
  Total current assets   30,754     26,495  
  Property and equipment, net   36,842     49,423  
  Goodwill    161,140     161,140  
  Brand    290,500     290,500  
  Franchise rights, net   20,505     23,146  
  Favorable leases, net   550     688  
  Other noncurrent assets   4,262     4,076  
  Total assets $ 544,553     555,468  
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity        
Current liabilities:        
  Accounts payable $ 10,068     12,956  
  Accrued expenses   23,154     17,797  
  Current maturities of capital lease obligations   8,580     8,502  
  Other current liabilities   2,021     934  
  Total current liabilities   43,823     40,189  
  Long-term debt, less current maturities and deferred debt issuance costs, net   106,680     123,376  
  Deferred income taxes   68,000     70,210  
  Capital lease obligations, less current maturities   19,585     22,434  
  Other noncurrent liabilities   17,610     17,232  
  Total liabilities   255,698     273,441  
Stockholders' equity:        
  Preferred stock        
  Common stock   373     370   
  Treasury stock   (4,859 )   (2,000 )
  Additional paid-in capital   131,320     128,895  
  Retained earnings   161,337     154,306  
  Accumulated other comprehensive income   684     456  
  Total stockholders' equity   288,855     282,027  
  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 544,553     555,468  
           
           
           
(a) Adjusted to reflect the retrospective adoption of Accounting Standards No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers.
   


 
BOJANGLES', INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
                 
    Thirteen Weeks Ended   Twenty-Six Weeks Ended
    July 1,
2018
  June 25,
 2017 (a)
  July 1,
2018
  June 25,
2017 (a)
Revenues:                 
Company-operated restaurant revenues $ 129,956     127,058     257,108     251,841  
Franchise royalty revenues   7,138     6,978     14,003     13,491  
Franchise marketing and co-op advertising contribution revenues   2,792     2,725     5,455     5,257  
Properties and equipment rental revenues   547         1,086      
Other franchise revenues   71     64     343     125  
Total revenues   140,504     136,825     277,995     270,714  
Restaurant operating expenses:                
Company-operated restaurant food and supplies costs   40,719     39,998     80,706     78,683  
Company-operated restaurant labor costs   38,529     36,937     75,994     73,284  
Company-operated restaurant operating costs   31,343     29,741     62,881     59,432  
Company-operated restaurant depreciation and amortization   3,464     3,374     6,928     6,581  
Franchise marketing and co-op advertising costs   2,792     2,725     5,455     5,257  
Costs associated with properties and equipment rentals   295         716      
Total restaurant operating expenses   117,142     112,775     232,680     223,237  
Operating income before other operating expenses   23,362     24,050     45,315     47,477  
Other operating expenses:                
General and administrative   9,946     9,817     21,503     18,770  
Depreciation and amortization   665     753     1,330     1,478  
Impairment   4,832     700     5,685     996  
Refranchising and related asset write-downs   3,346         3,346      
Gain on disposal of property and equipment and other   (65 )   (125 )   (92 )   (104 )
Total other operating expenses   18,724     11,145     31,772     21,140  
Operating income   4,638     12,905     13,543     26,337  
Amortization of deferred debt issuance costs   (188 )   (176 )   (304 )   (294 )
Interest income       12     1     13  
Interest expense   (1,581 )   (1,614 )   (3,229 )   (3,281 )
Income before income taxes   2,869      11,127     10,011     22,775  
Income tax expense   (434 )   (2,681 )   (2,882 )   (6,799 )
Net income $ 2,435     8,446     7,129     15,976  
                 
                 
Net income per share:                
Basic $ 0.07     0.23     0.19     0.44  
Diluted $ 0.06     0.22     0.19     0.41  
                 
                 
Weighted average shares used in computing net income per share:                
Basic   36,750     36,701     36,743     36,634  
Diluted   38,236     38,588     38,186     38,598  
                 
                 
                 
(a)  Adjusted to reflect the retrospective adoption of Accounting Standards No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers.
                 


 
BOJANGLES', INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
         
    Twenty-Six Weeks Ended
    July 1,
2018
  June 25,
2017 (a)
Cash flows from operating activities:        
Net income $ 7,129     15,976  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:        
Deferred income tax benefit   (2,251 )   (280 )
Depreciation and amortization   8,258     8,059  
Amortization of deferred debt issuance costs   304     294  
Impairment   5,685     996  
Gain on disposal of property and equipment and other   (92 )   (104 )
Provision for doubtful accounts   410     16  
Benefit for inventory spoilage   (30 )   (2 )
Asset write-downs related to refranchising   3,318      
Stock-based compensation   1,397     681  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities   3,194     (1,551 )
Net cash provided by operating activities   27,322     24,085  
Cash flows from investing activities:        
Purchases of property and equipment   (2,882 )   (6,472 )
Proceeds from disposition of property and equipment   40     41  
Proceeds from capital lease subleases   116      
Net cash used in investing activities   (2,726 )   (6,431 )
Cash flows from financing activities:        
Principal payments on long-term debt   (17,000 )   (14,132 )
Stock option exercises   1,256     1,035  
Vesting of restricted stock units   (225 )   (103 )
Purchases of treasury stock   (2,859 )    
Principal payments on capital lease obligations   (4,151 )   (3,587 )
Net cash used in financing activities   (22,979 )   (16,787 )
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents   1,617     867  
Cash and cash equivalents balance, beginning of fiscal period   14,052     13,898  
Cash and cash equivalents balance, end of fiscal period $ 15,669     14,765  
         
         
(a)   Adjusted to reflect the retrospective adoption of Accounting Standards No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers.


 
BOJANGLES', INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income
(in thousands)
                   
                   
                   
      Thirteen Weeks Ended   Twenty-Six Weeks Ended
      July 1,
2018
  June 25,
2017 (a)
  July 1,
2018
  June 25,
2017 (a)
Net income $ 2,435     8,446     7,129     15,976  
                   
Certain professional, transaction and other costs (b)   253         253     3  
Payroll taxes associated with stock option exercises (c)   25     71     30     97  
Executive separation expenses (d)       546     1,034     551  
Modification of equity awards in connection with executive separation (e)           551      
Refranchising and related asset write-downs (f)   3,346         3,346      
Adjustments to deferred tax assets associated with executive compensation (g)   (23 )       779      
Tax impact of adjustments (h)   (881 )   (233 )   (1,268 )   (244 )
Total adjustments   2,720     384     4,725     407  
Adjusted Net Income $ 5,155     8,830     11,854     16,383  
                   
                   
                   
BOJANGLES', INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Reconciliation of Diluted Net Income Per Share to Adjusted Diluted Net Income Per Share
                   
      Thirteen Weeks Ended   Twenty-Six Weeks Ended
      July 1,
2018
  June 25,
2017 (a)
  July 1,
2018
  June 25,
2017 (a)
Diluted net income per share $ 0.06     0.22     0.19     0.41  
                   
Certain professional, transaction and other costs (b)                
Payroll taxes associated with stock option exercises (c)                
Executive separation expenses (d)       0.02     0.03     0.02  
Modification of equity awards in connection with executive separation (e)           0.02      
Refranchising and related asset write-downs (f)   0.09         0.09      
Adjustments to deferred tax assets associated with executive compensation (g)             0.02      
Tax impact of adjustments (h)     (0.02 )     (0.01 )     (0.04 )     (0.01 )
Total adjustments     0.07       0.01       0.12       0.01  
Adjusted Diluted Net Income per Share $ 0.13     0.23     0.31     0.42  
                   
                   
(a) Adjusted to reflect the retrospective adoption of Accounting Standards No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers.  
(b) Includes costs associated with third-party consultants for special projects and public offering expenses. We could incur similar expenses in future periods if we commence additional public offerings, financing transactions or other special projects. 
(c) Represents payroll taxes associated with stock option exercises related to stock options that were outstanding prior to our initial public offering. We expect to incur similar expenses in future periods when stock options that were outstanding prior to our initial public offering are exercised.
(d) Represents severance and legal fees associated with former executives departing the Company. 
(e) Represents net non-cash, stock-based compensation recorded in connection with the modification of certain equity awards associated with a former executive departing the Company.
(f) Primarily represents impairment related to the write-down of assets associated with company-operated restaurants we expect to refranchise and the gain on the refranchise of company-operated restaurants, as well as accretion of the present value of our rent obligations and ongoing maintenance and utilities costs related to company-operated restaurants we have previously closed. We expect to continue to incur similar expenses in future periods as we record closed store reserves, the accretion of the present value of our rent obligations and ongoing maintenance and utilities costs related to closed company-operated restaurants, and could incur additional costs in future periods if we identify other company-operated restaurants that will be closed or refranchised.
(g) In connection with a former executive departing the Company and the associated modification of equity awards, certain compensation costs related to the executive are no longer expected to be deductible for income tax purposes. Accordingly, we recorded adjustments to previously recorded deferred tax assets. We could record similar adjustments in future periods if any of the compensation costs are ultimately deductible for income tax purposes.
(h) Represents the income tax expense associated with the adjustments in (b) through (g) that are deductible for income tax purposes.
   


 
BOJANGLES', INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
(in thousands)
                   
      Thirteen Weeks Ended   Twenty-Six Weeks Ended
      July 1,
2018
  June 25,
2017 (a)
  July 1,
2018
  June 25,
2017 (a)
Net income $ 2,435   8,446   7,129   15,976
Income taxes   434   2,681   2,882   6,799
Interest expense, net   1,581   1,602   3,228   3,268
Depreciation and amortization (b)   4,317   4,303   8,562   8,353
EBITDA   8,767   17,032   21,801   34,396
Non-cash rent (c)   375   363   710   768
Stock-based compensation (d)   381   307   1,397   681
Payroll taxes associated with stock option exercises (e)   25   71   30   97
Preopening expenses (f)   136   350   237   724
Certain professional, transaction and other costs (g)   253     253   3
Executive separation expenses (h)     546   1,034   551
Impairment and dispositions (i)   4,807   601   5,633   933
Refranchising and related asset write-downs (j)   3,346     3,346  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 18,090   19,270   34,441   38,153
                   
                   
(a) Adjusted to reflect the retrospective adoption of Accounting Standards No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers.
(b) Includes amortization of deferred debt issuance costs.
(c) Includes deferred rent, which represents the extent to which our rent expense has been above or below our cash rent payments and amortization of favorable (unfavorable) leases. We expect to continue to incur similar expenses in future periods as we record rent expense in accordance with GAAP and continue to amortize favorable (unfavorable) leases.
(d) Represents non-cash, stock-based compensation. We expect to incur similar expenses in future periods as we record stock-based compensation related to existing grants (and any potential future grants) in accordance with GAAP. 
(e) Represents payroll taxes associated with stock option exercises related to stock options that were outstanding prior to our initial public offering. We expect to incur similar expenses in future periods when stock options that were outstanding prior to our initial public offering are exercised.
(f) Includes expenses directly associated with the opening of company-operated restaurants and incurred prior to the opening of a company-operated restaurant. We expect to continue to incur similar expenses as we open company-operated restaurants. 
(g) Includes costs associated with third-party consultants for special projects and public offering expenses. We could incur similar expenses in future periods if we commence additional public offerings, financing transactions or other special projects.
(h) Represents severance and legal fees associated with former executives departing the Company. 
(i) Includes net gain on disposal of property and equipment and other, impairment and cash proceeds on disposals from disposition of property and equipment. We could continue to record impairment expense in future periods if performance of company-operated restaurants is not sufficient to recover the carrying amount of the related long-lived assets. We may incur future (gains) losses and receive cash proceeds on disposal of property and equipment associated with retirement, replacement or write-off of fixed assets.
(j) Primarily represents impairment related to the write-down of assets associated with company-operated restaurants we expect to refranchise and the gain on the refranchise of company-operated restaurants, as well as accretion of the present value of our rent obligations and ongoing maintenance and utilities costs related to company-operated restaurants we have previously closed. We expect to continue to incur similar expenses in future periods as we record closed store reserves, the accretion of the present value of our rent obligations and ongoing maintenance and utilities costs related to closed company-operated restaurants, and could incur additional costs in future periods if we identify other company-operated restaurants that will be closed or refranchised.
                   


 
BOJANGLES', INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Reconciliation of Operating Income to Company-Operated Restaurant Contribution
(in thousands)
                   
      Thirteen Weeks Ended   Twenty-Six Weeks Ended
      July 1,
2018
  June 25,
2017 (a)
  July 1,
2018
  June 25,
2017 (a)
Operating income $ 4,638     12,905     13,543     26,337  
Less: Franchise royalty revenues   (7,138 )   (6,978 )   (14,003 )   (13,491 )
  Franchise marketing and co-op advertising contribution revenues   (2,792 )   (2,725 )   (5,455 )   (5,257 )
  Properties and equipment rental revenues   (547 )       (1,086 )    
  Other franchise revenues   (71 )   (64 )   (343 )   (125 )
Plus: General and administrative   9,946     9,817     21,503     18,770  
  Franchise marketing and co-op advertising costs   2,792     2,725     5,455     5,257  
  Costs associated with properties and equipment rentals   295         716      
  Depreciation and amortization   4,129     4,127     8,258     8,059  
  Impairment   4,832     700     5,685     996  
  Refranchising and related asset write-downs   3,346         3,346      
  Gain on disposal of property and equipment and other   (65 )   (125 )   (92 )   (104 )
Company-operated restaurant contribution $ 19,365     20,382     37,527     40,442  
                   
Company-operated restaurant revenues $ 129,956     127,058     257,108     251,841  
Company-operated restaurant contribution margin   14.9 %   16.0 %   14.6 %   16.1 %
                   
                   
(a) Adjusted to reflect the retrospective adoption of Accounting Standards No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers.  
                   


 
BOJANGLES', INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Impact of Adoption of New Revenue Recognition Standard on Previously Reported Results
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
                         
                         
    Thirteen Weeks Ended June 25, 2017   Twenty-Six Weeks Ended June 25, 2017
    As
Reported
  Adjustments   As
Adjusted
  As
Reported
  Adjustments   As
Adjusted
                         
Franchise marketing and co-op advertising contribution revenues $     2,725     2,725         5,257     5,257  
Other franchise revenues   338     (274 )   64     538     (413 )   125  
Franchise marketing and co-op advertising costs       2,725     2,725         5,257     5,257  
Income tax benefit (expense)   (2,784 )   103     (2,681 )   (6,954 )   155     (6,799 )
Net income   8,617     (171 )   8,446     16,234     (258 )   15,976  
Net income per diluted share   0.22     -     0.22     0.42     (0.01 )   0.41  
                         
                         
        December 31, 2017
                As
Reported
  Adjustments   As
Adjusted
                         
Other current liabilities             $ 651     283     934  
Deferred income taxes               71,190     (980 )   70,210  
Other noncurrent liabilities               13,458     3,774     17,232  
Retained earnings               157,383     (3,077 )   154,306  
                               

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Raphael Gross of ICR
203.682.8253

For Media Inquiries:
Brian Little of Bojangles' Restaurants, Inc.
704.519.2118

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