XNAS:BAGL Quarterly Report 10-Q Filing - 4/3/2012

Effective Date 4/3/2012

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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

(Mark One)

x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended April 3, 2012

OR

 

¨ TRANSITION REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15 (d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Commission File Number 001-33515

 

 

Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   13-3690261

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

555 Zang Street, Suite 300, Lakewood, Colorado 80228

(Address of principal executive offices)

(303) 568-8000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See definition of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer”, and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer   ¨    Accelerated filer   x
Non-accelerated filer   ¨  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)    Smaller reporting company   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes  ¨    No  x

As of April 30, 2012 there were 16,897,244 shares of the registrant’s Common Stock, par value of $0.001 per share outstanding.

 

 

 


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EINSTEIN NOAH RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.

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Part I. Financial Information   

Item 1.

   Financial Statements      3   

Item 2.

   Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations      11   

Item 3.

   Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk      20   

Item 4.

   Controls and Procedures      20   
Part II. Other Information   

Item 1.

   Legal Proceedings      21   

Item 1A.

   Risk Factors      21   

Item 2.

   Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds      21   

Item 6.

   Exhibits      21   

 

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements

EINSTEIN NOAH RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except share information)

(Unaudited)

 

     January 3,
2012
    April 3,
2012
 

ASSETS

    

Current assets:

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 8,652      $ 9,601   

Restricted cash

     889        825   

Accounts receivable, net of $73 and $66 of allowances

     7,774        7,151   

Inventories

     5,562        4,938   

Current deferred income tax assets, net

     9,013        9,196   

Prepaid expenses

     6,483        6,909   

Other current assets

     526        527   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

     38,899        39,147   

Property, plant and equipment, net

     59,017        57,926   

Trademarks and other intangibles, net

     64,382        64,340   

Goodwill

     9,562        10,608   

Long-term deferred income tax assets, net

     29,803        28,003   

Other assets

     3,069        2,962   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 204,732      $ 202,986   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

    

Current liabilities:

    

Accounts payable

   $ 6,591      $ 7,410   

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

     24,611        22,070   

Current portion of long-term debt

     7,500        7,969   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     38,702        37,449   

Long-term debt

     66,700        64,356   

Other liabilities

     11,517        11,388   

Mandatorily redeemable, Series Z Preferred Stock, $.001 par value, $1,000 per share liquidation value; 57,000 shares authorized; 0 shares outstanding

     —          —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities

     116,919        113,193   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies (Note 9)

    

Stockholders’ equity:

    

Series A junior participating preferred stock, 700,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding

     —          —     

Common stock, $.001 par value; 25,000,000 shares authorized; 16,830,831 and 16,880,577 shares issued and outstanding

     17        17   

Additional paid-in capital

     273,736        274,621   

Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of income tax

     (48     (51

Accumulated deficit

     (185,892     (184,794
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total stockholders’ equity

     87,813        89,793   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 204,732      $ 202,986   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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EINSTEIN NOAH RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(in thousands, except earnings per share and related share information)

(Unaudited)

 

     13 weeks ended  
     March 29,
2011
    April 3,
2012
 

Revenues:

    

Company-owned restaurant sales

   $ 89,799      $ 93,447   

Manufacturing and commissary revenues

     8,977        8,450   

Franchise and license related revenues

     2,469        2,976   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total revenues

     101,245        104,873   

Cost of sales (exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown separately below):

    

Company-owned restaurant costs

    

Cost of goods sold

     26,113        26,369   

Labor costs

     27,030        26,868   

Rent and related expenses

     10,256        10,277   

Other operating costs

     9,114        9,327   

Marketing costs

     3,302        2,504   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total company-owned restaurant costs

     75,815        75,345   

Manufacturing and commissary costs

     7,584        6,896   

General and administrative expenses

     10,091        11,083   

Depreciation and amortization

     4,540        4,767   

Restructuring expenses

     213        554   

Other operating expenses, net

     113        184   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total costs and expenses

     98,356        98,829   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income from operations

     2,889        6,044   

Interest expense, net

     910        800   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

     1,979        5,244   

Provision for income taxes

     811        2,040   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

   $ 1,168      $ 3,204   

Unrealized loss on interest rate caps, net of tax

     (28     (3
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

   $ 1,140      $ 3,201   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income per share:

    

Basic

   $ 0.07      $ 0.19   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted

   $ 0.07      $ 0.19   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash dividend declared per common share

   $ —        $ 0.125   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

    

Basic

     16,678,607        16,850,776   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted

     16,981,144        17,125,409   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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EINSTEIN NOAH RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

     13 weeks ended  
     March 29,
2011
    April 3,
2012
 

OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

    

Net income

   $ 1,168      $ 3,204   

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

    

Depreciation and amortization

     4,540        4,767   

Deferred income tax expense

     647        1,617   

Stock-based compensation expense

     419        579   

Loss on disposal of assets

     113        201   

Provision for losses on accounts receivable

     35        2   

Amortization of debt issuance and debt discount costs

     142        113   

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:

    

Restricted cash

     21        64   

Accounts receivable

     (1,555     621   

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

     3,800        87   

Other assets and liabilities

     (1,572     127   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

     7,758        11,382   

INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

    

Purchase of property and equipment

     (3,879     (5,523

Proceeds from the sale and disposal of property, plant and equipment

     —          242   

Acquisition of restaurant assets, net of cash acquired

     —          (1,479
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

     (3,879     (6,760

FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

    

Payments under capital lease obligations

     (5     (4

Repayments under the credit facility

     (5,000     (1,875

Dividends paid

     —          (2,100

Proceeds upon stock option exercises

     149        306   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in financing activities

     (4,856     (3,673

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

     (977     949   

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

     11,768        8,652   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

   $ 10,791      $ 9,601   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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EINSTEIN NOAH RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

 

1. Basis of Presentation

The accompanying consolidated balance sheet as of January 3, 2012, which has been derived from audited financial statements, and the unaudited consolidated financial statements of Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company”) have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The information furnished within this Form 10-Q reflects all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring accruals and adjustments), which are, in the Company’s opinion, necessary to fairly state the interim operating results for the respective periods.

As of April 3, 2012, the Company operated, franchised or licensed various restaurant concepts under the brand names of Einstein Bros. Bagels (“Einstein Bros.”), Noah’s New York Bagels (“Noah’s”), Manhattan Bagel Company (“Manhattan Bagel”) and Kettleman Bagel Company (“Kettleman Bagel”).

Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in annual financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States have been omitted pursuant to SEC rules and regulations. The notes to the consolidated financial statements (unaudited) should be read in conjunction with the notes to the consolidated financial statements contained in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2012. The Company believes that the disclosures are sufficient for interim financial reporting purposes. However, these operating results are not necessarily indicative of the results expected for the full fiscal year.

 

2. Recent Accounting Pronouncements

The Company has considered recently issued accounting pronouncements and does not believe the adoption of such pronouncements will have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

3. Business Combinations

The Company acquired seven restaurants from existing franchisees during the fiscal quarter ended April 3, 2012. The following table summarizes the preliminary estimated fair values of the Company’s acquisitions during the thirteen weeks ended April 3, 2012:

 

     13 weeks ended  
     April 3,
2012
 
     (in thousands)  

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 6   

Inventories

     59   

Other current assets

     5   

Property, plant and equipment

     350   

Goodwill

     1,046   

Accrued expense and other current liabilities

     (50
  

 

 

 

Total purchase price

   $ 1,416   

Amounts withheld

     (60
  

 

 

 

Net cash paid at closing

   $ 1,356   

Payments of amounts withheld from prior acquisitions

     129   
  

 

 

 

Cash paid towards acquisitions

   $ 1,485   
  

 

 

 

 

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For the quarter ended April 3, 2012, these acquired restaurants contributed $0.4 million in net operating revenue. The goodwill of $1.0 million arising from these acquisitions consists largely of the synergies and economies of scale expected from combining the acquired operations with the Company. All of the goodwill recognized is expected to be deductible for income tax purposes.

The Company withholds certain amounts at the closing of each transaction which are applied to any outstanding liabilities that relate to the seller as of the closing date of the transaction. The Company will then pay the difference to the seller at an agreed upon date. For the thirteen weeks ended April 3, 2012, the Company has paid approximately $0.1 million of these amounts related to prior acquisitions. As of April 3, 2012, the Company has $0.3 million of withheld amounts that are recorded as a component of accrued expenses and other current liabilities on the accompanying consolidated balance sheet.

The Company treats acquisition related costs as expenses in the periods in which they are incurred. For the fiscal quarter ended April 3, 2012, the Company recorded less than $0.1 million in acquisition costs related to these seven acquisitions. These amounts are included in other operating expenses, net on the accompanying consolidated statement of income and comprehensive income.

 

4. Inventories

Inventories, which consist of food, beverage, paper supplies and bagel ingredients, are stated at the lower of cost or market. Cost is determined by the first-in, first-out method. Inventories consist of the following:

 

     January 3,
2012
     April 3,
2012
 
     (in thousands)  

Finished goods

   $ 4,489       $ 4,188   

Raw materials

     1,073         750   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total inventories

   $ 5,562       $ 4,938   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

5. Stock-Based Compensation

As of April 3, 2012, the Company had three active stock-based compensation plans: the 2011 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the “Omnibus Plan”), the Equity Plan for Non-Employee Directors (the “Equity Plan”) and the Stock Appreciation Rights Plan (the “SARs Plan”). Outstanding awards previously issued under inactive or suspended plans will continue to vest and remain exercisable in accordance with the terms of the respective plans. As of April 3, 2012, there were 643,470 shares, 134,320 shares and 38,711 shares reserved for future issuance under the Omnibus Plan, Equity Plan and SARs Plan, respectively.

The Company’s stock-based compensation cost for the thirteen weeks ended March 29, 2011 and April 3, 2012 was approximately $0.4 million and $0.6 million, respectively, and is included in general and administrative expenses. The fair value of stock options and stock appreciation rights (“SARs”) granted during the quarter was estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model with the following assumptions:

 

     13 weeks ended
     March 29,
2011
   April 3,
2012

Expected life

   2.75 - 6.0 years    2.75 - 6.0 years

Risk-free interest rate

   1.03% - 2.61%    0.36% - 1.11%

Volatility

   42%    42%

Assumed dividend yield

   3.14%    3.36%

 

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Stock Option and SARs Activity

Stock option and SARs transactions under all plans during the thirteen weeks ended April 3, 2012 were as follows:

 

     Number
of Options
and SARs
    Weighted-Average
Exercise Price
     Weighted
Average
Remaining Life
(Years)
 

Outstanding, January 3, 2012

     1,217,749      $ 12.17      

Granted

     209,228        14.72      

Exercised

     (53,834     6.81      

Forfeited

     (53,127     12.65      

Cancelled

     (7,676     8.00      
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

Outstanding, April 3, 2012

     1,312,340      $ 12.80         7.11   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Exercisable and vested, April 3, 2012

     689,177      $ 11.31         5.75   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

     Number
of

Options
    Weighted-
Average
Grant Date
Fair Value
 

Non-vested shares, January 3, 2012

     651,084      $ 4.72   

Granted

     209,228        4.19   

Vested

     (196,317     4.54   

Forfeited

     (40,832     4.02   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Non-vested shares, April 3, 2012

     623,163      $ 4.64   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

The aggregate intrinsic value of stock options exercised during the thirteen weeks ended April 3, 2012 was $0.4 million.

As of April 3, 2012, the Company had approximately $1.6 million of total unrecognized compensation cost related to non-vested awards granted under its plans, which will be recognized over a weighted average period of 1.6 years.

Restricted Stock Units

Stock-based compensation cost for restricted stock units (“RSUs”) is measured based on the closing fair market value of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant. Transactions during the thirteen weeks ended April 3, 2012 were as follows:

 

     Number
of

Shares
    Weighted Average
Grant Date

Fair Value
     Aggregate
Intrinsic Value
 

Non-vested rights, January 3, 2012

     96,180      $ 15.55      

Granted

     71,528        14.73      

Vested

     —          —        

Forfeited

     (5,200     15.52      
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

Non-vested rights, April 3, 2012

     162,508      $ 15.19       $ 2,421,369   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

As of April 3, 2012, the Company has approximately $1.6 million of total unrecognized compensation cost related to RSUs, which will be recognized over a weighted average period of 1.7 years.

 

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6. Restructuring

In fiscal 2010 and 2011, the Company committed to plans to restructure the organization to align with its franchise growth model, to close all five of its commissaries and reduce associated headcount. As of April 3, 2012, all five commissaries have been closed. All restructuring costs are included in restructuring expenses on the consolidated statements of income and comprehensive income. It is the Company’s policy to record all restructuring costs within the corporate segment.

The Company has current liabilities of $0.6 million for its restructurings as of April 3, 2012. The following table summarizes the Company’s restructuring activities for the thirteen weeks ended April 3, 2012:

 

     Employee
Termination
Benefits
    Contract
Termination
Costs
    Other     Total  
     (in thousands)  

Balance, January 3, 2012

   $ 447      $ 130      $ 187      $ 764   

Additional expense incurred

     170        292        92        554   

Amounts paid

     (423     (118     (134     (675
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance, April 3, 2012

   $ 194      $ 304      $ 145      $ 643   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

7. Income Taxes

The Company currently estimates its 2012 annual effective tax rate to be 38.9%, which compares to a fiscal 2011 annual effective tax rate of 37.6%. This increase relates primarily the elimination of certain federal employment tax credits that the Company received in fiscal 2011 that have not yet been reenacted by the U.S. Congress as of April 3, 2012, partially offset by a decrease in the Company’s projected blended state tax rate.

 

8. Net Income Per Share

The following table sets forth the computation of weighted average shares outstanding:

 

     13 weeks ended  
     March 29,
2011
     April 3,
2012
 

Basic weighted average shares outstanding

     16,678,607         16,850,776   

Dilutive effect of stock options, SARs and RSUs

     302,537         274,633   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

     16,981,144         17,125,409   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Anti-dilutive stock options, SARs and RSUs

     236,353         587,459   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Diluted net income per common share is computed by dividing the net income available to common stockholders for the period by the weighted average number of shares of common stock and potential common stock equivalents outstanding during the period using the treasury stock method. Potential common stock equivalents include incremental shares of common stock issuable upon the exercise of stock options, SARs and RSUs. Potential common stock equivalents are excluded from the computation of diluted net income per share when their effect is anti-dilutive.

 

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9. Commitments and Contingencies

Letters of Credit and Line of Credit

As of April 3, 2012, the Company had $6.8 million in letters of credit outstanding which reduce its availability under the revolving facility. The letters of credit expire on various dates, typically renew annually and are payable upon demand in the event that the Company fails to pay the underlying obligations.

As of April 3, 2012, the Company had a balance of $6.7 million on its revolving facility. The availability under the Company’s $50.0 million revolving facility was $36.5 million as of April 3, 2012.

Litigation

The Company is subject to claims and legal actions in the ordinary course of business, including claims by or against its franchisees, licensees and employees or former employees and others. The Company does not believe any currently pending or threatened matter would have a material adverse effect on its business, results of operations or financial condition.

 

10. Supplemental Cash Flow Information

 

     13 weeks ended  
     March 29,
2011
    April 3,
2012
 
     (in thousands)  

Cash paid during the year to date period ended:

    

Interest related to:

    

Term loans and credit facility

   $ 603      $ 563   

Other

     31        148   

Income taxes

   $ 215      $ 112   

Non-cash investing activities:

    

Non-cash purchase of equipment through capital leasing

   $ 17      $ —     

Change in accrued expenses for purchases of property and equipment

   $ (1,037   $ (1,796

 

11. Subsequent Events

On May 1, 2012, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a cash dividend on the Company’s common stock in the amount of $0.125 per share, payable on July 15, 2012 to shareholders of record on June 1, 2012.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

We wish to caution our readers that this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and certain information incorporated herein by reference contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause actual events or results to differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements may include matters such as future economic performance, general economic conditions, consumer preferences and spending, costs, competition, new product execution, restaurant openings or closings, operating margins, the availability of acceptable real estate locations, the sufficiency of our cash balances and cash generated from operating and financing activities for our future liquidity and capital resource needs, growth of franchise and licensing, the impact on our business as a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (“Dodd-Frank Act”) and the rules promulgated thereunder, future litigation and other matters, and are generally accompanied by words such as: “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “intends,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “targets,” “expects,” “contemplates” and similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risk factors described in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2012 as updated in subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, including Item 1A of Part II of this report. We do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this report or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as may be required under applicable law.

General

This information should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and the notes included in Item 1 of Part I of this Quarterly Report and the audited consolidated financial statements and notes, and Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, contained in the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2012 (the “2011 Form 10-K”).

We have a 52/53-week fiscal year ending on the Tuesday closest to December 31. The first quarters in fiscal years 2011 and 2012 ended on March 29, 2011 and April 3, 2012, respectively, and each quarter contained thirteen weeks. Our current fiscal year ends on January 1, 2013 and consists of 52 weeks.

As used in this report, the terms “Company,” “ENRGI,” “we,” “our,” or “us” refer to Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries, taken as a whole, unless the context otherwise indicates. The terms “fiscal quarter ended,” “fiscal quarter,” or “quarter ended” refer to the entire fiscal quarter, unless the context otherwise indicates.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

In addition to the results reported in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) included in this filing, we have provided certain non-GAAP financial information, including adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, restructuring expenses, write-off of debt issuance costs and other operating expenses/income (“Adjusted EBITDA”) and “Free Cash Flow”, which we define as net cash provided by operating activities less net cash used in investing activities. Management believes that the presentation of this non-GAAP financial information provides useful information to investors because this information may allow investors to better evaluate our ongoing business performance and certain components of our results. In addition, our Board of Directors (the “Board”) uses this non-GAAP financial information to evaluate the performance of the company and its management team. This information should be considered in addition to the results presented in accordance with GAAP, and should not be considered a substitute for the GAAP results. Not all of the aforementioned items defining Adjusted EBITDA occur in each reporting period, but have been included in our definition based on historical activity. Our definitions of these non-GAAP disclosures may differ from how others in our industry may define them. We have reconciled the non-GAAP financial information to the nearest GAAP measure on pages 15 and 19.

 

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We include in this report information on system-wide comparable store sales percentages. System-wide comparable store sales percentages refer to changes in sales of our restaurants, whether operated by the company or by franchisees and licensees, in operation for six fiscal quarters including those restaurants temporarily closed for an immaterial amount of time. Some of the reasons restaurants may be temporarily closed include remodeling, relocations, road construction, rebuilding related to site-specific catastrophes and natural disasters. Franchise and license comparable store sales percentages are based on sales of franchised and licensed restaurants, as reported by franchisees and licensees. Management reviews the increase or decrease in comparable sales to assess business trends. Comparable store sales exclude permanently closed locations.

We use company-owned comparable store sales, franchise and license sales and the resulting system-wide sales information internally in connection with restaurant development decisions, planning, and budgeting analyses. We believe system-wide comparable store sales information is useful in assessing consumer acceptance of our brands; facilitates an understanding of our financial performance and the overall direction and trends of sales and operating income; helps us evaluate the effectiveness of our advertising and marketing initiatives; and provides information that is relevant for comparison within the industry.

Comparable store sales percentages are non-GAAP financial measures, which should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for other measures of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP, and may not be equivalent to comparable store sales as defined or used by other companies. We do not record franchise or license restaurant sales as revenues. However, royalty revenues are calculated based on a percentage of franchise and license restaurant sales, as reported by the franchisees or licensees.

Overview

We are the largest owner/operator, franchisor and licensor of bagel bakery cafe restaurants in the United States. As a leading fast-casual restaurant chain, our restaurants specialize in high-quality foods for breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks in a bakery-café atmosphere with a neighborhood emphasis. Our product offerings include fresh bagels and other bakery items baked on-site, made-to-order breakfast and lunch sandwiches on a variety of bagels, breads or wraps, gourmet soups and salads, assorted pastries, premium coffees and an assortment of snacks.

In the context of our key strategies to drive comparable store sales growth, to enhance corporate margins and to accelerate unit growth, we evaluated our financial performance for the first quarter of 2012 by considering the following key factors:

 

   

Comparable store sales – Our system-wide comparable store sales have been positive in each of the last four quarters with the first quarter of 2012 delivering +1.1% We have seen sequential improvement in our restaurants on a company-owned basis over the last five quarters. The primary reasons for this sequential improvement has been strong growth in average check, driven by the strength of our catering sales and a reduction in customer discounts. We grew our breakfast sandwich business, on a comparable store basis, by 5.2% which benefited from the continued success of our bagel thin sandwich platform and our focus on healthy, low calorie food options. Our catering business, on a comparable store basis, grew by approximately 18.9% with our focus on our online ordering system and on search engine/online marketing. Coffee sales now represent over 10% of our menu mix and continue to grow.

 

     Q2
2011
    Q3
2011
    Q4
2011
    Q1
2012
 

System-wide comparable sales

     +0.2     +1.0     +1.2     +1.1

Company-owned comparable sales

     -0.3     +0.7     +0.8     +1.1

 

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Manufacturing and Commissaries – Revenues for our manufacturing business and commissaries declined by 5.9% and our margin as a percentage of manufacturing and commissary revenue improved by 290 basis points to 18.4%, due to the closure of our five commissaries. We completed the closure of our commissaries during the first quarter 2012 and we are already realizing lower costs in our supply chain – particularly our company-owned restaurants. We finished this restructuring within our target range with $0.6 million in restructuring expense in the first quarter of 2012. Our total restructuring expense for this initiative was $1.3 million. Additionally, commodity cost pressures have moderated from 2011.

 

   

Franchise and License Revenue – Franchise and license related revenues increased by 20.5% as a result of the royalty streams from 29 additional units opened since March 29, 2011, together with favorable comparable store sales.

 

   

Margin improvement – Our margin improved in our company-owned restaurants as a result of sales leveraging, lower discounts, lower food costs, and operational efficiencies in labor as well as lower marketing investments. Our food costs decreased as a percentage of company-owned restaurant sales due to favorable commodity costs and the streamlining of our supply chain through the closure of our commissary operations. We spent less on marketing in 2012 than 2011, which is primarily timing related.

 

   

Unit development – As of April 3, 2012, we owned/operated, franchised and licensed 777 restaurants. We added four net restaurants in the first quarter of 2012.

2012 Outlook

Our execution plan to grow comparable store sales includes:

 

   

Build traffic by leveraging our strengths in

 

   

Breakfast (bagels & sandwiches)

 

   

Smart Choice menu options

 

   

Everyday value combos

 

   

Specialty beverages

 

   

Build average check through bulk bagels, catering and premium sandwich innovation

 

   

Build brand awareness with a balanced approach of grass roots and mass marketing

 

   

Grass roots local brand activation

 

   

Targeted digital/outdoor media

 

   

Targeted outdoor billboard advertising

 

   

Launch loyalty program

Our catering channel will continue to benefit from our online ordering system, an outsourced and expanded call center, focus on online and digital marketing, and an optimized menu.

Our approach to enhancing corporate margins will extend and build on the initiatives that we have already started, namely, managing the sourcing of our commodities, streamlining our network of product distribution, completing the closure of our five food commissaries, utilizing point of sale technology to drive sustainable cost advantage, and improving restaurant level operating efficiency through targeted initiatives around product costs and labor.

 

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Our emphasis on acceleration of unit growth will continue to focus on a “Franchise First” growth model, asset light unit economics, penetration into new key licensing channels and expansion of our refranchising and acquisition efforts. Our unit growth plan for 2012 considers our long-term annual growth objective of +10%, or 60 to 80 system-wide openings for 2012. This includes the openings of 8 to 12 company-owned restaurants, 12 to 14 franchised restaurants and 40 to 54 licensed restaurants. We view refranchising opportunistically as a strategy to attract high quality franchisees that will support our accelerated growth initiatives.

We expect to spend between $24 million and $26 million in capital expenditures in 2012 which includes the opening of company-owned restaurants and the relocation of company-owned restaurants, along with the continued roll-out of our new point of sale (“POS”) system. We also intend to deploy our capital into areas such as installing drive-thru lanes and adding new exterior signage.

We have a robust pipeline of existing franchise development agreements and new license locations. We will continue to host discovery days for potential franchisees as well as expand our license footprint.

We believe we are well positioned to execute on our 2012 plan as our free cash flow continues to be consistently robust as a result of a strong balance sheet as well as our utilization of our deferred tax assets, primarily our net operating loss carryforwards. Furthermore, we expect favorable interest rates in 2012 which, coupled with lower debt balances, will further benefit net income.

Results of Operations for the Quarterly Periods Ended March 29, 2011 and April 3, 2012

Financial Highlights

 

   

Revenues increased $3.6 million, or 3.6%, driven by an increase in company-owned restaurant revenue of $3.6 million, or 4.1%, offsetting manufacturing declines in revenue related to commissary closures.

 

   

Franchise and license related revenues grew $0.5 million, or 20.5%, which was driven by unit growth and an increase in comparable store sales of +1.2%.

 

   

Our company-owned restaurant margins increased 29.4% due to increased revenue and reduced restaurant costs which were driven by declines in cost of sales, labor and marketing (all as a percentage of revenue).

 

   

Cost of goods sold decreased as a result of our cost saving initiatives.

 

   

Net income and Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2012 increased $2.0 million and $3.8 million, respectively, from the first quarter of 2011.

 

   

Earnings per share (“EPS”) increased to $0.19 per share on a dilutive basis for the first quarter of 2012 compared to $0.07 per share on a dilutive basis for the first quarter of 2011. Restructuring charges incurred during the first quarters of 2012 and 2011 reduced our EPS by approximately $0.02 per diluted share and $0.01 per diluted share, respectively.

 

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Consolidated Results

 

     13 weeks ended  
     (in thousands)      Increase/
(Decrease)
 
     March 29,
2011
     April 3,
2012
     2012
vs. 2011
 

Revenues

   $ 101,245       $ 104,873         3.6

Cost of sales

     83,399         82,241         (1.4 %) 

Operating expenses

     14,957         16,588         10.9
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Income from operations

     2,889         6,044         109.2

Interest expense, net

     910         800         (12.1 %) 
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Income before income taxes

     1,979         5,244         165.0

Total provision for income taxes

     811         2,040         151.5
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Net income

   $ 1,168       $ 3,204         174.3

Adjustments to net income:

        

Interest expense, net

     910         800         (12.1 %) 

Provision for income taxes

     811         2,040         151.5

Depreciation and amortization

     4,540         4,767         5.0

Restructuring expenses

     213         554         160.1

Other operating expenses, net

     113         184         62.8
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Adjusted EBITDA

   $ 7,755       $ 11,549         48.9
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

During the first quarter of 2012, we maintained our focus on enhancing corporate margins by increasing comparable store sales, managing store level margins by focusing on food costs, and the implementation of cost saving initiatives.

System-wide comparable store sales were +1.1% for the first quarter 2012. An increase in average check of +5.0% was partially offset by a decline in system-wide transactions of -3.9% for the first quarter, reflecting the continued roll-over of our Free Bagel Friday promotion in Q1 2011.

Net income increased for the first quarter of 2012 from the first quarter 2011 primarily due to increased revenues.

Company-Owned Restaurant Operations

 

     13 weeks ended  
     (in thousands)     Increase/
(Decrease)
    Percentage of company-owned
restaurant sales
 
     March 29,
2011
    April 3,
2012
    2012
vs. 2011
    March 29,
2011
    April 3,
2012
 

Company-owned restaurant sales

   $ 89,799      $ 93,447        4.1    

Percent of total revenues

     88.7     89.1      

Cost of sales:

          

Cost of goods sold

   $ 26,113      $ 26,369        1.0     29.1     28.2

Labor costs

     27,030        26,868        (0.6 %)      30.1     28.8

Rent and related expenses

     10,256        10,277        0.2     11.4     11.0

Other operating costs

     9,114        9,327        2.3     10.1     10.0

Marketing costs

     3,302        2,504        (24.2 %)      3.7     2.7
  

 

 

   

 

 

       

Total company-owned restaurant costs

   $ 75,815      $ 75,345        (0.6 %)      84.4     80.6
  

 

 

   

 

 

       

Total company-owned restaurant gross margin

   $ 13,984      $ 18,102        29.4     15.6     19.4
  

 

 

   

 

 

       

Company-owned restaurant sales for the first quarter 2012 increased 4.1%, which management attributes to favorable company-owned comparable store sales and unit growth. Catering sales increased to approximately 7.0% of our total company-owned restaurant sales for the first quarter 2012, and continued to be a strong growth channel

 

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with a year over year increase in comparable sales of 18.9% in the first quarter of 2012. Coffee sales also remain strong and grew to approximately 10.2% of our total company-owned restaurant sales, with a year over year increase in comparable store sales of 5.0%. We have also added a net of fifteen new company-owned stores since March 29, 2011.

As a percentage of company-owned restaurant sales, we saw a decrease in our food costs to 28.2% in the first quarter 2012 from 29.1% in the first quarter 2011. This 90 basis point decrease includes the leveraged impact of our price increases (-100 basis points), savings from our initiatives (-80 basis points) and a shift in product mix towards coffee and sandwiches (-30 basis points), partially offset by the impact of inflation in our commodity costs (+120 basis points). We have secured protection for 81% of our wheat needs and approximately 100% of our remaining commodity needs (coffee, butter and Class III milk) for the remainder of 2012.

As a percentage of company-owned restaurant sales, labor costs have declined due to favorable worker compensation claims that the company received during the first quarter of 2012 and the leveraged impact of our revenue increases.

We invested less in marketing during the first quarter of 2012 than we had for the first quarter of 2011, which is largely a timing related shift in spending.

Manufacturing and Commissary Operations

 

     13 weeks ended  
     (in thousands)     Increase/
(Decrease)
    Percentage of manufacturing
and commissary revenues
 
     March 29,
2011
    April 3,
2012
    2012
vs. 2011
    March 29,
2011
    April 3,
2012
 

Manufacturing and commissary revenues

   $ 8,977      $ 8,450        (5.9 %)     

Percent of total revenues

     8.9     8.1      

Manufacturing and commissary costs

   $ 7,584      $ 6,896        (9.1 %)      84.5     81.6
  

 

 

   

 

 

       

Total manufacturing and commissary gross margin

   $ 1,393      $ 1,554        11.6     15.5     18.4
  

 

 

   

 

 

       

As of April 3, 2012, we have closed all of our commissaries. Manufacturing and commissary revenues for the first quarter 2012 were down 5.9% when compared to the first quarter 2011, primarily due to the closure of the commissaries. Sales that were previously made to our franchisees and licensees by the commissaries are now being handled through our distributors.

Manufacturing and commissary gross margin as a percentage of manufacturing and commissary revenues increased +290 basis points in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the first quarter of 2011 primarily due to the cost savings associated with the closure of the commissaries. Our commissaries had negative gross margin of $0.3 million and $0.2 million for the first quarters of 2011 and 2012, respectively:

 

     13 weeks ended  
     (in thousands)     Increase/
(Decrease)
    Percentage of
commissary revenues
 
     March 29,
2011
    April 3,
2012
    2012
vs. 2011
    March 29,
2011
    April 3,
2012
 

Commissary revenues

   $ 1,544      $ 556        (64.0 %)     

Percent of total revenues

     1.5     0.5      

Commissary costs

   $ 1,871      $ 759        (59.4 %)      121.2     136.5
  

 

 

   

 

 

       

Total commissary gross margin

   $ (327   $ (203     (37.9 %)      (21.2 %)      (36.5 %) 
  

 

 

   

 

 

       

We expect the closing of these facilities will result in annual cost savings of approximately $1.5 million.

 

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Franchise and License Operations

 

     13 weeks ended  
     (in thousands)     Increase/
(Decrease)
 
     March 29,
2011
    April 3,
2012
    2012
vs. 2011
 

Franchise and license related revenues

   $ 2,469      $ 2,976        20.5

Percent of total revenues

     2.4     2.8  

Number of franchise and license restaurants

     301        330     

Franchise and license revenue improved by $0.5 million, or 20.5% in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same quarter in 2011, primarily due to an increase in comparable store sales of +1.2% and unit growth.

Corporate

 

     13 weeks ended  
     (in thousands)      Increase/
(Decrease)
    Percentage of
total revenues
 
     March 29,
2011
     April 3,
2012
     2012
vs. 2011
    March 29,
2011
    April 3,
2012
 

General and administrative expenses

   $ 10,091       $ 11,083         9.8     10.0     10.6

Depreciation and amortization

     4,540         4,767         5.0     4.5     4.5

Restructuring expenses

     213         554         160.1     0.2     0.5

Other operating expenses, net

     113         184         62.8     0.1     0.2
  

 

 

    

 

 

        

Total operating expenses

   $ 14,957       $ 16,588         10.9     14.8     15.8

Interest expense, net

     910         800         (12.1 %)      0.9     0.8

Provision for income taxes

     811         2,040         151.5     0.8     1.9

Our total general and administrative expenses increased in the first quarter of 2012 primarily due to increases in variable incentive compensation plans.

Depreciation and amortization expenses increased $0.2 million for the first quarter of 2012 when compared to the same period in 2011. The increase is due to additional investments in company-owned restaurants that were either added or upgraded since the first quarter of 2011. During fiscal 2011, we incurred $8.0 million related to the installation of new coffee machines at our stores and $1.9 million related to the implementation of new POS systems at our stores. Based on our current planned purchases of capital assets, our existing base of assets, and our projections for new purchases of fixed assets, we believe depreciation expense for fiscal 2012 will be in the range of approximately $19.0 million to $21.0 million.

We incurred an additional $0.6 million of restructuring expenses in the first quarter of 2012 related to our plan to close our five commissaries. As of April 3, 2012, all of our commissaries have been closed. For the first quarter of 2011, restructuring expenses included charges related to the completion of our 2010 plan to restructure the organization to align with our franchise and license growth model.

Other operating expenses, net increased slightly for the first quarter of 2012. In the first quarter of 2011 we recognized losses on the retirement of older fixed assets that were disposed related to the rollout of our new coffee equipment. For the first quarter of 2012, we incurred costs associated with our acquisitions of seven existing Manhattan Bagel franchises in Buffalo, NY in addition to losses on the retirement of fixed assets that were located at the commissaries that we closed.

 

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Interest expense, net has decreased due to our quarterly scheduled debt payments. Our average debt balance was $85.0 million for the first quarter 2011 and $74.1 million for the first quarter 2012. Our weighted average interest rate for the thirteen weeks ended April 3, 2012 was 3.3%.

We currently estimate our 2012 annual effective tax rate to be 38.9%, which compares to a fiscal 2011 annual effective tax rate of 37.6%. This increase relates primarily to the elimination of certain federal employment tax credits that we received in 2011 that have not yet been reenacted by the U.S. Congress as of April 3, 2012, partially offset by a decrease in our projected blended state tax rate.

Financial Condition, Liquidity and Capital Resources

The restaurant industry is predominantly a cash business where cash is received at the time of the transaction. We believe we will generate sufficient cash flow to fund operations, capital expenditures, and required debt and interest payments. Our investment in inventory is minimal because our products are perishable. Our accounts payable are on terms that we believe are consistent with those of other companies within the industry.

The primary driver of our operating cash flow is our restaurant revenue, specifically the gross margin from our company-owned restaurants. Therefore, we focus on the elements of those operations, including store sales and controllable expenses, to help ensure a steady stream of operating profits that enable us to meet our cash obligations.

Working Capital

Our working capital position has increased by $1.5 million in fiscal 2012. We began fiscal 2012 with working capital of $0.2 million and ended the first quarter with $1.7 million in working capital.

 

     January 3,
2012
     April 3,
2012
     Change  
     (in thousands)  

Current assets:

        

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 8,652       $ 9,601       $ 949   

Restricted cash

     889         825         (64

Accounts receivable

     7,774         7,151         (623

Inventories

     5,562         4,938         (624

Current deferred income tax assets, net

     9,013         9,196         183   

Prepaid expenses

     6,483         6,909         426   

Other current assets

     526         527         1   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total current assets

     38,899         39,147         248   

Current liabilities:

        

Accounts payable

   $ 6,591       $ 7,410       $ 819   

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

     24,611         22,070         (2,541

Current portion of long-term debt

     7,500         7,969         469   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     38,702         37,449         (1,253
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Working capital surplus

   $ 197       $ 1,698       $ 1,501   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

This increase is primarily due to a decline in our accrued expenses and other current liabilities, which have declined primarily due to a decline in our workers compensation liability and a reduction of our deferred gift card balance. Other elements of working capital fluctuated in the normal course of business. As of April 3, 2012, we had unrestricted cash of $9.6 million, an increase of $0.9 million from January 3, 2012.

 

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Free Cash Flow

Our free cash flow increased by $0.7 million for the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011 primarily due to a $3.6 million increase in cash provided by operations, partially offset by a $1.6 million increase in the purchase of property and equipment at our restaurants and $1.5 million towards the acquisition of franchise restaurants.

 

     13 weeks ended  
     March 29,
2011
    April 3,
2012
 
     (in thousands)  

Net cash provided by operating activities

   $ 7,758      $ 11,382   

Net cash used in investing activities

     (3,879     (6,760
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Free cash flow

     3,879        4,622   

Net cash used in financing activities

     (4,856     (3,673
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

     (977     949   

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

     11,768        8,652   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

   $ 10,791      $ 9,601   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Covenants

We are subject to a number of customary covenants under our term loan, including limitations on additional borrowings, acquisitions, and requirements to maintain certain financial ratios. As of April 3, 2012, we were in compliance with all debt covenants.

Capital Expenditures

During the thirteen weeks ended April 3, 2012, we used approximately $5.5 million of cash to pay for additional property and equipment that included the following:

 

   

$4.5 million towards the outfitting of new restaurants and remodels of existing restaurants, including the continued installation of new coffee equipment and a new point of sale system; and

 

   

$1.0 million for replacement of equipment at our existing company-owned restaurants and at our manufacturing operations.

The majority of our capital expenditures has been and will continue to be for upgrades in our current restaurants, including the installation of new coffee equipment in our restaurants and new exterior signs, and for new company-owned restaurants.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

Other than our revolving credit facility and letters of credit, we do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements.

Contractual Obligations

There were no material changes outside the ordinary course of business to our contractual obligations since the filing of the 2011 Form 10-K.

 

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Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

There were no material changes in our critical accounting policies since the filing of our 2011 Form 10-K. As discussed in that filing, the preparation of the consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make certain estimates and assumptions that affect the amount of reported assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and revenues and expenses during the periods reported. Actual results may differ from those estimates.

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

There were no material changes in the quantitative and qualitative information about market risk since the end of the most recent fiscal year. For further information, see Item 7A of our 2011 Form 10-K.

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

Under the supervision and with the participation of management, including our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, we have evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of April 3, 2012.

The term “disclosure controls and procedures,” as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act, means controls and procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure information required to be disclosed by us in the reports we file under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our chief executive officer and our chief financial officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

Based on the evaluation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of April 3, 2012, our chief executive officer and our chief financial officer have concluded that, as of such date, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective.

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

During the first quarter of fiscal 2012, there were no changes to our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act) that were identified in connection with the evaluation of our disclosure controls and procedures that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal controls over financial reporting.

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

We are subject to claims and legal actions in the ordinary course of business, including claims by or against our franchisees, licensees and employees or former employees and others. We do not believe any currently pending or threatened matter would have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations or financial condition.

Item 1A. Risk Factors

Our business is subject to a number of risks, including those identified in Item 1A. — “Risk Factors” of our 2011 Form 10-K, that could have a material effect on our business, results of operations, financial condition and/or liquidity and that could cause our operating results to vary significantly from period to period.

As of April 3, 2012, there have been no material changes to the risks disclosed in our 2011 Form 10-K. We may disclose changes to such factors or disclose additional factors from time to time in our future filings with the SEC.

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

In December 2010, our Board of Directors (the “Board”) approved a discretionary program to repurchase up to $20.0 million of our outstanding common stock. We did not purchase any shares of our common stock on the open market during the thirteen weeks ended April 3, 2012. The total remaining authorization under the repurchase program was $20.0 million as of April 3, 2012. The repurchase program expires in December 2012 and is subject to compliance with applicable laws and the terms of our senior credit facility.

It is the current expectation of our Board that we will continue to pay a quarterly cash dividend, at the discretion of the Board, dependent on a variety of factors, including available cash and our overall financial condition. Like other companies incorporated in Delaware, we are also limited by Delaware law as to the payment of dividends. The payment of dividends is also subject to the terms of our senior credit facility.

Item 6. Exhibits

The exhibits listed in the Exhibit Index, which appears immediately following the signature page, are incorporated herein by reference.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

        EINSTEIN NOAH RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.
Date: May 3, 2012    

By: /s/ Jeffrey J. O’Neill

    Jeffrey J. O’Neill
    Chief Executive Officer
Date: May 3, 2012    

By: /s/ Emanuel P.N. Hilario

    Emanuel P.N. Hilario
    Chief Financial Officer

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit
Number

  

Description

  3.1    Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. is hereby incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2008.
  3.2    Fourth Amended By-Laws of Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. is hereby incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed November 7, 2011.
31.1    Certification by Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
31.2    Certification by Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
32.1    Certifications by Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Accounting Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
101*    The following materials from the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. for the quarter ended April 3, 2012, formatted in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language): (i) the Consolidated Balance Sheets, (ii) the Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income, (iii) the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows, and (iv) the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, tagged as blocks of text.

 

* Pursuant to Rule 406T of Regulation S-T, the Interactive Data Files on Exhibit 101 hereto are deemed not filed or part of a registration statement or prospectus for purposes of Sections 11 or 12 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, are deemed not filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and otherwise are not subject to liability under those sections.

 

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