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Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter 2017 Results

March 08, 2018

Provides Outlook for Fiscal Year 2018
Announces $50 Million Share Repurchase Program
Explores Strategic Alternatives for Sullivan’s Steakhouse

IRVING, Texas, March 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DFRG), the owner and operator of the Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, Del Frisco’s Grille, and Sullivan’s Steakhouse restaurant concepts, reported financial results today for the fourth quarter ended December 26, 2017. The Company also provided its outlook for fiscal year 2018, announced a $50 million share repurchase program, and has begun exploring strategic alternatives for Sullivan’s Steakhouse on the authorization of its Board of Directors.

Key highlights from the fourth quarter 2017 compared to the fourth quarter 2016 include:

  • Consolidated revenues increased 2.3% to $121.9 million from $119.2 million.
  • Total comparable restaurant sales decreased 1.6%, comprised of a 4.7% decrease in customer counts, partially offset by a 3.1% increase in average check.
    • Comparable restaurant sales increased 1.2% at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, comprised of a 2.6% increase in average check, partially offset by a 1.4% decrease in customer counts.
    • Comparable restaurant sales increased 0.9% at Del Frisco’s Grille, comprised of a 1.7% increase in average check, partially offset by a 0.8% decrease in customer counts.
    • Comparable restaurant sales decreased 10.8% at Sullivan’s Steakhouse, comprised of a 15.5% decrease in customer counts, partially offset by a 4.7% increase in average check. The decrease in comparable restaurant sales was partially due to eliminating lunch at selected Sullivan's restaurants, beginning during the second quarter of 2017.
  • Cost of sales, as a percentage of consolidated revenues, increased to 28.8% from 27.8%.
  • GAAP net loss of $15.1 million, or net loss of $0.73 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $7.1 million, or $0.30 per diluted share.
  • Adjusted net income* of $8.1 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, compared to Adjusted net income* of $8.6 million, or $0.37 per diluted share.
  • Restaurant-level EBITDA* decreased 3.0% to $27.0 million from $27.8 million.
  • Impairment of $23.7 million for six restaurants, $13.1 million for Sullivan’s goodwill and $0.3 million for Sullivan’s tradename.
  • Tax benefit of $4.6 million due to a revaluation of the deferred tax liability at the new federal corporate tax rate of 21% compared to the previous 35% rate. 

Key highlights from the fiscal year 2017 compared to the fiscal year 2016 include:

  • Consolidated revenues increased 2.8% to $361.4 million from $351.7 million.
  • Total comparable restaurant sales decreased 2.0%, comprised of 2.1% decrease in customer counts, partially offset by a 0.1% increase in average check.
    • Comparable restaurant sales decreased 0.1% at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, comprised of a 1.3% decrease in customer counts, partially offset by a 1.2% increase in average check.
    • Comparable restaurant sales decreased 1.9% at Del Frisco’s Grille, comprised of a 1.8% decrease in average check and a 0.1% decrease in customer counts.
    • Comparable restaurant sales decreased 6.3% at Sullivan’s Steakhouse, comprised of a 7.0% decrease in customer counts, partially offset by a 0.7% increase in average check. The decrease in comparable restaurant sales was partially due to eliminating lunch at selected Sullivan's restaurants, beginning during the second quarter of 2017.
  • Cost of sales, as a percentage of consolidated revenues, increased to 28.8% from 28.2%.
  • GAAP net loss of $11.5 million, or net loss of $0.53 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $17.8 million, or $0.76 per diluted share.
  • Adjusted net income* of $16.1 million, or $0.75 per diluted share, compared to Adjusted net income* of $19.5 million, or $0.83 per diluted share.
  • Restaurant-level EBITDA* decreased 2.6% to $73.0 million from $74.9 million.
  • Impairment of $23.7 million for six restaurants, $13.1 million for Sullivan’s goodwill and $0.3 million for Sullivan’s tradename.
  • Tax benefit of $4.6 million due to a revaluation of the deferred tax liability at the new federal corporate tax rate of 21% compared to the previous 35% rate. 

* Adjusted net (loss)/income, Adjusted EPS, and Restaurant-level EBITDA are non-GAAP measures. For a reconciliation of Adjusted net income and Restaurant-level EBITDA to GAAP net income and Operating (loss)/income, respectively, and why we consider them useful, see the reconciliation of non-GAAP measures accompanying this release.

Norman Abdallah, Chief Executive Officer of Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc., said, "Despite a slow start to the quarter, we realized sales momentum at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse and Del Frisco’s Grille as both concepts delivered positive comparable restaurant sales and check growth. Our traction is the result of successful menu launches which were completed nationally by mid-October, which feature dry-aged, bone-in steaks and enhanced wine and cocktail selections, and the support these menus received from our digital marketing efforts. Private dining sales also rose 4.7% on a comparable restaurant basis across all three concepts as guests celebrated the Holiday season in earnest and enjoyed the full breadth of what makes a Del Frisco’s dining experience so distinct.”

Abdallah added, “As a long-term growth company, we are constantly evaluating how best to deploy both our human and financial capital in the best interest of our shareholders. While Sullivan’s Steakhouse has many compelling attributes, we believe that Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse and Del Frisco’s Grille provide us with far greater opportunities for expansion. We therefore think it is appropriate to consider strategic options for Sullivan’s Steakhouse but of course cannot provide any assurance that this process will lead to any specific course of action.”

Abdallah concluded, “2018 is poised to be an exciting year at DFRG. We intend to benefit from the full year impact of our top-line and cost saving initiatives, most of which were implemented late in 2017, a lower effective tax rate due to the recent tax legislation, and a reacceleration of development for Double Eagle based upon 35%+ cash on cash generation. We will open five to seven new restaurants this year, consisting of three to four Double Eagles and two to three Grilles. The Double Eagle pace of growth will continue in 2019 as our current real estate pipeline enables us to open three to four Double Eagles next year.”

Review of Fourth Quarter 2017 Operating Results
Consolidated revenues increased $2.7 million, or 2.3%, to $121.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 from $119.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 despite comparable restaurant sales decreasing 1.6% in the fourth quarter of 2017. This reflects an increase of 20 operating weeks to 848, a strong performance from our two 2017 new restaurant openings and the closure of two under performing restaurants.

General and administrative costs increased to $9.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 from $9.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. As a percentage of consolidated revenues, general and administrative costs increased slightly to 7.6% from 7.5%.

The effective income tax rate was a benefit of 48.2% in the fourth quarter 2017 and an expense of 26.8% in the fourth quarter 2016. The GAAP net loss and the change in the effective tax rate resulted in an income tax benefit of $14.1 million in the fourth quarter 2017 compared to income tax expense of $2.6 million in the fourth quarter 2016. The change in the effective tax rate was due to a loss before tax and a reduction in our net deferred tax liability as a result of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) which permanently reduced the maximum federal corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21%, and resulted in a one time deferred tax benefit of $4.6 million. Without this change, and on a comparable basis to 2016, our tax rate for 2017 would have been 23.0%.

GAAP net loss was $15.1 million, or net loss of $0.73 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to GAAP net income of $7.1 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Adjusted net income* was $8.1 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to Adjusted net income* of $8.6 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Restaurant-level EBITDA* decreased $0.8 million, or 3.0%, to $27.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. As a percentage of consolidated revenues, restaurant-level EBITDA* decreased to 22.2% from 23.4%.  Note that the 2017 restaurant level EBITDA excludes the benefit of business interruption insurance monies received related to fires at our King of Prussia and Chicago Sullivan’s restaurants in 2017.

Impairment

Non-cash impairments totaled $37.1 million in the fourth quarter 2017. We recorded a charge of $13.1 million related to Sullivan’s Steakhouse goodwill and $0.3 million related to the Sullivan’s Steakhouse tradename which represents the difference between their respective carrying values and estimated fair values. We also recorded a charge of $23.7 million for six restaurants as the estimated future cashflows are forecast to be below the asset carrying values. Impairment was also triggered by our expectation to exit five of these six locations during fiscal year 2018.

Sale Leaseback Transaction
On December 22, 2017, we closed on a $15.1 million sale-leaseback transaction for our Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse in Orlando, FL. Net proceeds from this transaction will be used to fund restaurant development. All of our restaurants are now situated on leased properties.

Exploration of Strategic Alternatives for Sullivan’s Steakhouse
Our Board of Directors has authorized us to explore strategic alternatives for Sullivan’s Steakhouse and we have retained Piper Jaffray as our financial advisor to lead the process. The exploration of strategic alternatives may or may not result in a sale or other transaction. We will not provide any further updates on the review unless and until a definitive course of action has been approved by the Board of Directors.

Completion of Stock Repurchase Program and New Authorization
During the fourth quarter of 2017, we completed the stock repurchase program authorized by our Board of Directors in October 2014 and as expanded in February 2017 by repurchasing $11.3 million of our common stock. These share repurchases reduced the Company's shares outstanding by approximately 4%.

On February 27, 2018, our Board of Directors provided authority for up to $50 million to be utilized for the repurchase of our common stock. Repurchases are intended to protect existing shareholders and will be made exclusively through the use of excess cash flow. They will have no impact on our ongoing development and growth plans.

Outlook
The following statements are not guarantees of future performance, and therefore, undue reliance should not be placed upon them. We refer all of you to our recent filings with the SEC for a more detailed discussion of the risks that could impact our future operating results and financial condition.

Based upon current information, we are providing the following guidance for the 52-week fiscal year 2018, which ends on December 25, 2018. This guidance makes no assumptions with regards to strategic alternatives for Sullivan’s Steakhouse nor repurchases of our common stock under the new authorization.

  • Total comparable restaurant sales growth of 0% to 2%.
  • Five to seven restaurant openings consisting of four Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouses and three Del Frisco’s Grilles.
  • Four Del Frisco’s Grille and two Sullivan’s Steakhouse closures, representing five of the restaurants impaired during Q4 and the Austin Sullivan’s Steakhouse which has already closed during Q1 2018.
  • Restaurant-level EBITDA* of 20.0% to 21.0% of consolidated revenues.
  • General and administrative costs of approximately $30 million to $33 million.
  • Effective tax rate of approximately 10% to 15%.
  • Gross capital expenditures (before tenant allowances) of $55 million to $60 million.
  • Pre-opening costs for seven 2018 openings and three first half 2019 openings of $7.5 million to $8.5 million.
  • Annual adjusted net income* per diluted share of $0.66 to $0.76.

Excluding significant year over year changes such as the reduced tax rate, the lower depreciation on impaired restaurants, and the increased pre-opening costs, the guidance midpoint represents a 15% annual growth in adjusted net income.

We have not reconciled guidance for annual adjusted net income* per diluted share 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 since these items could vary significantly from period to period (i.e. impairments, restaurant closure costs and stock repurchases.) Accordingly, reconciliations to the corresponding GAAP financial measures are not available without unreasonable effort.

Development
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
We expect to open Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouses in Atlanta, GA and Boston, MA during the third quarter and both sites are under construction. Leases are signed for San Diego and Century City, CA with projected openings in the fourth quarter.

Del Frisco’s Grille
We expect to open a Del Frisco’s Grille in Westwood, MA during the first quarter with construction nearing completion. Leases are signed for Philadelphia, PA and Fort Lauderdale, FL with projected openings during the fourth quarter.

Change to Reporting Calendar
As a reminder, effective with the onset of fiscal year 2018, we are utilizing a reporting calendar comprised of four equal quarters of 13 weeks, other than in 53-week years, in which the fourth quarter would contain 14 weeks. Each quarter contains three periods consisting of five weeks, four weeks and four weeks. The change in reporting calendar will have no impact on the year-end date for any fiscal year. Fiscal year 2018 is a 52-week period ending on December 25, 2018. The next 53-week fiscal year will be 2019. This change will better balance our calendar and align it with the industry.

For comparison purposes, by the end of this week, we will post recast quarterly financials for fiscal year 2017 with each quarter containing three periods consisting of five weeks, four weeks and four weeks at www.DFRG.com under the investor relations section. We will file the recast quarterly financials for fiscal year 2017 with the SEC on Form 8-K by the end of this week.

Conference Call
We will host a conference call to discuss the financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 26, 2017, today at 7:30 AM Central Time. Hosting the conference call will be Norman Abdallah, Chief Executive Officer and Neil Thomson, Chief Financial Officer.

The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing 323-794-2551. A replay will be available afterwards and can be accessed by dialing 412-317-6671; the passcode is 6916898. The replay will be available until March 15, 2018.

The conference call will also be webcast live from our corporate website at www.DFRG.com under the Investor Relations section. An archive of the webcast will also be available through the corporate website shortly after the conference call has concluded.

About Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Inc.
Based in Irving, Texas, near Dallas, Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc. is a collection of 52 restaurants across 23 states and Washington, D.C., including Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, Del Frisco's Grille, and Sullivan's Steakhouse. Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse serves up flawless cuisine that's bold and delicious, an extensive award-winning wine list and a level of service that reminds guests that they're the boss. Del Frisco's Grille is modern, inviting, stylish and fun, taking the classic bar and grill to new heights, and drawing inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients. Sullivan's Steakhouse is a great neighborhood place for a big night out on the town - with outstanding food, hand-shaken martinis, an award winning wine list, and live entertainment all under one roof.

For further information about our restaurants, to make reservations, or to purchase gift cards, please visit: www.DelFriscos.com, www.DelFriscosGrille.com, and www.SullivansSteakhouse.com. For more information about Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc., please visit www.DFRG.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release, including statements under the heading “Outlook” are forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We use words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “could”, “should”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intend”, “may”, “predict”, “project”, “target”, and similar terms and phrases, including references to assumptions, to identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date any such statements are made and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: factors that could affect our ability to achieve and manage our planned expansion, such as the availability of a sufficient number of suitable new restaurant sites and the availability of qualified employees;the uncertainty of our ability to achieve expected levels of comparable restaurant sales increases; the performance of new restaurants and their impact on existing restaurant sales; increases in the cost of food ingredients and other key supplies; the risk of food-borne illnesses and other health concerns about our food; the potential for increased labor costs or difficulty retaining qualified employees, including as a result of immigration enforcement activities; risks relating to our expansion into new markets; the impact of federal, state or local government regulations relating to our employees and the sale of food or alcoholic beverages. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements are set forth in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

DEL FRISCO'S RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations - Unaudited

    16 weeks ended   52 weeks ended
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)   December 26, 2017   December 27, 2016   December 26, 2017   December 27, 2016
Revenues   $ 121,897     100.0 %   $ 119,164     100.0 %   $ 361,431     100.0 %   $ 351,681     100.0 %
Costs and expenses:                                
Costs of sales   35,121     28.8 %   33,089     27.8 %   103,976     28.8 %   99,181     28.2 %
Restaurant operating expenses   56,922     46.7 %   55,232     46.3 %   177,170     49.0 %   169,300     48.1 %
Insurance recovery   (1,073 )   (0.9 )%       %   (1,073 )   (0.3 )%       %
Marketing and advertising costs   3,917     3.2 %   2,994     2.5 %   8,393     2.3 %   8,260     2.3 %
Pre-opening costs   150     0.1 %   1,472     1.2 %   2,182     0.6 %   3,446     1.0 %
General and administrative costs   9,298     7.6 %   8,971     7.5 %   28,421     7.9 %   25,924     7.4 %
Donations       %       %   836     0.2 %       %
Consulting project costs       %       %   2,786     0.8 %       %
Reorganization severance       %       %   1,072     0.3 %       %
Lease termination and closing costs   (2 )   %   940     0.8 %   538     0.1 %   1,031     0.3 %
Impairment charges   37,053     30.4 %   598     0.5 %   37,053     10.3 %   598     0.2 %
Depreciation and amortization   8,412     6.9 %   6,112     5.1 %   23,399     6.5 %   18,865     5.4 %
Total costs and expenses   149,798     122.9 %   109,408     91.8 %   384,753     106.5 %   326,605     92.9 %
Insurance settlement   571     0.5 %           1,153     0.3 %        
Operating (loss) income   (27,331 )   (22.4 )%   9,756     8.2 %   (22,169 )   (6.1 )%   25,076     7.1 %
Other income (expense), net:                                
Interest expense   (422 )   (0.3 )%   (19 )   %   (783 )   (0.2 )%   (70 )   %
Other   (1,384 )   (1.1 )%   (5 )   %   (1,439 )   (0.4 )%   (432 )   (0.1 )%
(Loss) income before income taxes   (29,136 )   (23.9 )%   9,730     8.2 %   (24,391 )   (6.7 )%   24,574     7.0 %
Income tax (benefit) expense   (14,055 )   (11.5 )%   2,605     2.2 %   (12,934 )   (3.6 )%   6,808     1.9 %
Net (loss) income   $ (15,081 )   (12.4 )%   $ 7,125     6.0 %   $ (11,457 )   (3.2 )%   $ 17,766     5.1 %
                                 
Net (loss) income per average common share:                                
Basic:   $ (0.73 )       $ 0.31         $ (0.53 )       $ 0.76      
Diluted:   $ (0.73 )       $ 0.30         $ (0.53 )       $ 0.76      
Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding:                                
Basic:   20,690         23,282         21,570         23,322      
Diluted:   20,690         23,415         21,570         23,435      

DEL FRISCO'S RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.
Selected Balance Sheet Data - Unaudited

(Amounts in thousands)   December 26, 2017   December 27, 2016
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 4,594     $ 14,622  
Total assets   326,787     370,782  
Long-term debt   24,477      
Total stockholders' equity   189,087     246,366  


Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures

We prepare our consolidated financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Within our press release, we make reference to non-GAAP Adjusted net income (loss), Adjusted EPS and Restaurant-level EBITDA. Adjusted net income represents GAAP net income (loss) plus the sum of GAAP income tax expense (benefit), lease termination and closing costs, consulting project costs, reorganization severance, non-recurring legal expenses, easement clearance, donations, non-recurring restaurant expenses, impairment charges and change in estimate for gift card breakage minus income tax expense (benefit) at an effective tax rate of 23% during 2017, and 29% during 2016.  We believe that this operating measure represents a useful internal measure of performance as it excludes certain non-operating related expenditures. Restaurant-level EBITDA is calculated by adding back to operating income (loss), depreciation and amortization, pre-opening costs, general and administrative costs, donations, consulting project costs, reorganization severance, lease termination and closing costs, and insurance settlement proceeds.  We believe that this operating measure also represents a useful internal measure of performance. Accordingly, we include these non-GAAP measures so that investors have the same financial data that management uses in evaluating performance, and we believe that it will assist the investment community in assessing our underlying performance on a quarter-over-quarter basis.  However, because these measures are not determined in accordance with GAAP, such measures are susceptible to varying calculations and not all companies calculate these measures in the same manner.  As a result, these measures as presented may not be directly comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies. These non-GAAP measures are presented as supplemental information and not as alternatives to any GAAP measurements.  Please see our recent SEC filings for more information related to non-GAAP measures. The following tables include a reconciliation of net income (loss) to adjusted net income and operating income (loss) to restaurant-level EBITDA:

DEL FRISCO'S RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Income Statements - Unaudited

    16 weeks ended   52 weeks ended
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)   December 26, 2017   December 27, 2016   December 26, 2017   December 27, 2016
Adjusted Net Income:                
GAAP Net (Loss) Income   $ (15,081 )   $ 7,125     $ (11,457 )   $ 17,766  
GAAP Income Tax (Benefit) Expense   (14,055 )   2,605     (12,934 )   6,808  
Lease termination and closing costs   (2 )   940     538     1,031  
Consulting project costs           2,786      
Reorganization severance       793     1,072     793  
Non-recurring legal expenses   558         916      
Easement clearance on sale of property               500  
Donations           836      
Non-recurring restaurant expenses   2,673         2,673      
Impairment charges   37,053     598     37,053     598  
Change in estimate for gift card breakage   (563 )       (563 )    
Adjusted Pre-tax Income   10,583     12,061     20,920     27,496  
Income tax expense   2,434     3,498     4,812     7,974  
Adjusted Net Income   $ 8,149     $ 8,563     $ 16,108     $ 19,522  
Adjusted net income per basic share   $ 0.39     $ 0.37     $ 0.75     $ 0.84  
Adjusted Net Income per diluted share   $ 0.39     $ 0.37     $ 0.75     $ 0.83  

DEL FRISCO'S RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.
Restaurant-Level EBITDA Reconciliation

    16 weeks ended   52 weeks ended
(Amounts in thousands)   December 26, 2017   December 27, 2016   December 26, 2017   December 27, 2016
Operating (loss) income   $ (27,331 )   $ 9,756     $ (22,169 )   $ 25,076  
Add:                
Pre-opening costs   150     1,472     2,182     3,446  
General and administrative costs   9,298     8,971     28,421     25,924  
Donations           836      
Consulting project costs           2,786      
Reorganization severance           1,072      
Lease termination and closing costs   (2 )   940     538     1,031  
Depreciation and amortization   8,412     6,112     23,399     18,865  
Non-cash impairment charges   37,053     598     37,053     598  
Insurance settlement   (571 )       (1,153 )    
Restaurant-level EBITDA   $ 27,010     $ 27,849     $ 72,965     $ 74,940  

DEL FRISCO'S RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.
Segment Information

    16 Weeks Ended December 26, 2017 (unaudited)
(Amounts in thousands)   Double Eagle   Grille   Sullivan's   Consolidated
Revenues   $ 62,021     100.0 %   $ 38,402     100.0 %   $ 21,474     100.0 %   $ 121,897     100.0 %
Costs and expenses:                                
Cost of sales   18,449     29.7 %   10,248     26.7 %   6,424     29.9 %   35,121     28.8 %
Restaurant operating expenses:                                
Labor   13,154     21.2 %   12,189     31.7 %   5,785     26.9 %   31,128     25.5 %
Operating expenses   6,697     10.8 %   5,239     13.6 %   3,102     14.4 %   15,038     12.3 %
Occupancy   4,063     6.6 %   4,079     10.6 %   1,541     7.2 %   9,683     7.9 %
Restaurant operating expenses   23,914     38.6 %   21,507     56.0 %   10,428     48.6 %   55,849     45.8 %
Marketing and advertising costs   1,610     2.6 %   1,377     3.6 %   930     4.3 %   3,917     3.2 %
Restaurant-level EBITDA   18,048     29.1 %   5,270     13.7 %   3,692     17.2 %   27,010     22.2 %
Restaurant operating weeks   208         384         256         848      
Average weekly volume   $ 298.2         $ 100.0         $ 83.9         $ 143.7      

 

    16 Weeks Ended December 27, 2016 (unaudited)
(Amounts in thousands)   Double Eagle   Grille   Sullivan's   Consolidated
Revenues   $ 58,436     100.0 %   $ 34,559     100.0 %   $ 26,169     100.0 %   $ 119,164     100.0 %
Costs and expenses:                                
Cost of sales   16,780     28.7 %   8,774     25.4 %   7,535     28.8 %   33,089     27.8 %
Restaurant operating expenses:                                
Labor   12,750     21.8 %   11,215     32.5 %   7,343     28.1 %   31,308     26.3 %
Operating expenses   6,044     10.3 %   4,766     13.8 %   3,767     14.4 %   14,577     12.2 %
Occupancy   3,744     6.4 %   3,692     10.7 %   1,911     7.3 %   9,347     7.8 %
Restaurant operating expenses   22,538     38.6 %   19,673     56.9 %   13,021     49.8 %   55,232     46.3 %
Marketing and advertising costs   1,118     1.9 %   853     2.5 %   1,023     3.9 %   2,994     2.5 %
Restaurant-level EBITDA   18,000     30.8 %   5,259     15.2 %   4,590     17.5 %   27,849     23.4 %
Restaurant operating weeks   191         349         288         828      
Average weekly volume   $ 305.9         $ 99.0         $ 90.9         $ 143.9      

 

    52 Weeks Ended December 26, 2017 (unaudited)
(Amounts in thousands)   Double Eagle   Grille   Sullivan's   Consolidated
Revenues   $ 176,713     100.0 %   $ 117,114     100.0 %   $ 67,604     100.0 %   $ 361,431     100.0 %
Costs and expenses:                                
Cost of sales   52,944     30.0 %   30,673     26.2 %   20,359     30.1 %   103,976     28.8 %
Restaurant operating expenses:                                
Labor   41,935     23.7 %   39,163     33.4 %   19,800     29.3 %   100,898     27.9 %
Operating expenses   18,846     10.7 %   15,849     13.5 %   9,929     14.7 %   44,624     12.3 %
Occupancy   12,511     7.1 %   13,216     11.3 %   4,848     7.2 %   30,575     8.5 %
Restaurant operating expenses   73,292     41.5 %   68,228     58.3 %   34,577     51.1 %   176,097     48.7 %
Marketing and advertising costs   3,568     2.0 %   2,750     2.3 %   2,075     3.1 %   8,393     2.3 %
Restaurant-level EBITDA   46,909     26.5 %   15,463     13.2 %   10,593     15.7 %   72,965     20.2 %
Restaurant operating weeks   655         1,221         858         2,734      
Average weekly volume   $ 269.8         $ 95.9         $ 78.8         $ 132.2      

 

    52 Weeks Ended December 27, 2016 (unaudited)
(Amounts in thousands)   Double Eagle   Grille   Sullivan's   Consolidated
Revenues   $ 166,885     100.0 %   $ 106,999     100.0 %   $ 77,797     100.0 %   $ 351,681     100.0 %
Costs and expenses:                                
Cost of sales   48,968     29.3 %   27,351     25.6 %   22,862     29.4 %   99,181     28.2 %
Restaurant operating expenses:                                
Labor   38,253     22.9 %   35,146     32.8 %   23,033     29.6 %   96,432     27.4 %
Operating expenses   18,366     11.0 %   14,618     13.7 %   11,641     15.0 %   44,625     12.7 %
Occupancy   11,080     6.6 %   11,555     10.8 %   5,608     7.2 %   28,243     8.0 %
Restaurant operating expenses   67,699     40.6 %   61,319     57.3 %   40,282     51.8 %   169,300     48.1 %
Marketing and advertising costs   3,341     2.0 %   2,448     2.3 %   2,471     3.2 %   8,260     2.3 %
Restaurant-level EBITDA   46,877     28.1 %   15,881     14.8 %   12,182     15.7 %   74,940     21.3 %
Restaurant operating weeks   620         1,079         936         2,635      
Average weekly volume   $ 269.2         $ 99.2         $ 83.1         $ 133.5      
                                                 

Investor Relations Contact:
Raphael Gross
203-682-8253
investorrelations@dfrg.com

Media Relations Contact:
Madison McGillicuddy
203-682-8269
madison.mcgillicuddy@icrinc.com

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Source: Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc.

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