Press Release

Restaurant Brands International Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results

Company Release - 10/24/2016 6:45 AM ET

OAKVILLE, ON, Oct. 24, 2016 /CNW/ - Restaurant Brands International Inc. (TSX/NYSE: QSR, TSX: QSP) today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016.

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Daniel Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer of Restaurant Brands International Inc. ("RBI") commented, "We continued to grow our iconic brands, TIM HORTONS® and BURGER KING®, increasing system-wide sales through restaurant development and focus on guest satisfaction. We are encouraged with the progress this quarter and are excited by the long term growth prospects for our brands."

Third Quarter 2016 Highlights:

  • RBI Total Revenues of $1,075.7 million versus $1,019.7 million in prior year period
  • RBI Net Income Attributable to Common Shareholders of $86.3 million versus $49.6 million in prior year period
  • RBI Diluted EPS of $0.36 versus $0.24 in prior year period
  • Tim Hortons ("TH") comparable sales increased 2.0% and Burger King ("BK") comparable sales increased 1.7% in constant currency
  • Restaurant count increased 3.4% at TH and 3.9% at BK year-over-year
  • System-wide sales grew 4.8% at TH and 7.0% at BK in constant currency
  • RBI Adjusted EBITDA of $488.9 million was up 11.3% on an organic basis versus prior year results
  • RBI Adjusted Diluted EPS of $0.43 was up 34.5% versus prior year results
  • RBI declared a dividend of $0.17 per common share and partnership exchangeable unit of Restaurant Brands International Limited Partnership for the fourth quarter of 2016

Consolidated Operational Highlights


Three Months Ended September 30,



2016



2015


(unaudited)

Comparable Sales Growth(1)






TH


2.0%



5.3%

BK


1.7%



6.2%

System Net Restaurant Growth (NRG)






TH (2)


28



22

BK


143



141

System-wide Sales Growth(1)






TH 


4.8%



8.2%

BK


7.0%



11.2%

System-wide Sales (3)(in US$ millions)






TH 

$

1,690.4


$

1,600.0

BK

$

4,776.7


$

4,520.6

 



(1)

Comparable sales growth and system-wide sales growth are calculated on a constant currency basis and include sales at franchise restaurants and company-owned restaurants.

(2)

Restaurant count excludes 436 and 501 limited service kiosks as of September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively. NRG excludes limited service kiosks. Commencing in the fourth quarter of 2015, we revised our presentation of restaurant counts to exclude limited service kiosks, with the revision applied retrospectively to the earliest period presented to provide period-to-period comparability.

(3)

System-wide sales are driven by sales at franchise restaurants, as approximately 100% of current restaurants are franchised. We do not record franchise sales as revenue; however, our franchise revenues include royalties based on a percentage of franchise sales.



 

Consolidated Financial Highlights


Three Months Ended September 30,

(in US$ millions, except per share data)


2016



2015


(unaudited)







RBI Total Revenues

$

1,075.7


$

1,019.7

RBI Net Income Attributable to
  Common Shareholders

$

86.3


$

49.6

RBI Diluted Net Income Attributable to Common
  Shareholders and Noncontrolling Interests (4)

$

170.1


$

114.5







RBI Diluted Earnings per Share

$

0.36


$

0.24







TH Adjusted EBITDA (5)

$

287.1


$

244.0

BK Adjusted EBITDA (5)

$

201.8


$

196.7

RBI Adjusted EBITDA (6)

$

488.9


$

440.7







RBI Adjusted Net Income (6)(7)

$

201.4


$

151.6

RBI Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share (6)(7)

$

0.43


$

0.32

 



(4)

Includes net income available to common shareholders and net income attributable to noncontrolling interests related to the Class B exchangeable limited partnership units of Restaurant Brands International Limited Partnership.

(5)

TH Adjusted EBITDA and BK Adjusted EBITDA are our measures of segment profitability.

(6)

RBI Adjusted EBITDA, RBI Adjusted Net Income, and RBI Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share are non-GAAP financial measures. Please refer to "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" for further detail.

(7)

Commencing in the first quarter of 2016, we revised our presentation of Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share to include share-based compensation and non-cash incentive compensation expense, with the revision applied retrospectively to the earliest period presented to provide period-to-period comparability.



 

RBI Total Revenues for the quarter were $1,075.7 million compared to $1,019.7 million in the prior year period primarily as a result of system-wide sales growth at both TH and BK. On a GAAP basis, RBI reported Net Income Attributable to Common Shareholders of $86.3 million in the third quarter, versus $49.6 million in the prior year, and Diluted Earnings per Share of $0.36, compared to $0.24 in the prior year, primarily due to the non-recurrence of TH transaction and restructuring costs. RBI Adjusted EBITDA growth of 11.3%, excluding the impact of FX movements, was driven by organic growth at both brands combined with cost discipline.

TH Segment Results


Three Months Ended September 30,

(in US$ millions)


2016



2015


(unaudited)







Comparable Sales Growth (1)


2.0%



5.3%

System-wide Sales Growth (1)


4.8%



8.2%

System-wide Sales (3)

$

1,690.4


$

1,600.0







System Net Restaurant Growth (NRG) (2)


28



22

System Restaurant Count at Period End (2)


4,492



4,344







Sales

$

563.0


$

522.1

Franchise and Property Revenues

$

226.9


$

215.6

TH Total Revenues

$

789.9


$

737.7







Cost of Sales 

$

434.6


$

426.7

Franchise & Property Expenses

$

79.8


$

79.2

Segment SG&A (8)

$

17.0


$

18.5

Segment Depreciation and Amortization (9)

$

25.7


$

27.3

TH Adjusted EBITDA (5) (10) 

$

287.1


$

244.0

 



(8)

Segment selling, general and administrative expenses consists of segment selling expenses and segment management general and administrative expenses.

(9)

Segment depreciation and amortization consists of depreciation and amortization included in cost of sales and franchise and property expenses.

(10)

TH Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended September 30, 2016 includes $2.9 million of cash distributions received from equity method investments. TH Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended September 30, 2015 excludes ($0.3) million of acquisition accounting impact on cost of sales and includes $3.7 million of cash distributions received from equity method investments.



 

At TH, comparable sales growth of 2.0% and year-over-year restaurant count growth of 3.4% resulted in system-wide sales growth of 4.8% in constant currency. New product launches drove favorable comparable sales at TH. TH opened 28 net new restaurants during the period, and ended the quarter with 4,492 restaurants.

Compared to prior year results, TH Total Revenues of $789.9 million grew 7.1% (7.0% excluding the impact of FX movements), primarily driven by system-wide sales growth. TH Adjusted EBITDA of $287.1 million grew 17.7% (17.1% excluding the impact of FX movements), primarily driven by organic growth and cost discipline.

BK Segment Results


Three Months Ended September 30,

(in US$ millions)


2016



2015


(unaudited)







Comparable Sales Growth (1)


1.7%



6.2%

System-wide Sales Growth (1)


7.0%



11.2%

System-wide Sales(3)

$

4,776.7


$

4,520.6







System Net Restaurant Growth (NRG)


143



141

System Restaurant Count at Period End


15,243



14,669







Sales

$

23.4


$

23.8

Franchise and Property Revenues

$

262.4


$

258.2

BK Total Revenues

$

285.8


$

282.0







Cost of Sales

$

20.4


$

19.9

Franchise & Property Expenses

$

32.1


$

35.2

Segment SG&A (8)

$

43.5


$

42.0

Segment Depreciation and Amortization (9)

$

12.0


$

11.8

BK Adjusted EBITDA (5)

$

201.8


$

196.7







 

System-wide sales at BK grew 7.0% year-over-year in constant currency. Continued strength in Asia Pacific ("APAC") and Latin America and the Caribbean ("LAC"), along with strength in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa ("EMEA"), partially offset by softness in the U.S. and Canada ("US&C"), contributed to comparable sales growth of 1.7% at BK. BK added 143 net new restaurants during the quarter, growing restaurant count by 3.9% year-over-year, ending the quarter with 15,243 restaurants.

BK Total Revenues of $285.8 million grew 1.3% (2.7% excluding the impact of FX movements), compared to prior year results, driven by system-wide sales growth. BK Adjusted EBITDA of $201.8 million grew 2.6% (4.2% excluding the impact of FX movements), primarily driven by organic growth.

Cash and Liquidity

As of September 30, 2016, total debt was $8.9 billion, and net debt (total debt less cash and cash equivalents of $1.3 billion) was $7.7 billion. On October 24, 2016, the RBI Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.17 per common share and Class B exchangeable partnership unit of Restaurant Brands International Limited Partnership for the fourth quarter of 2016. The dividend will be payable on January 4, 2017 to shareholders and unitholders of record at the close of business on December 8, 2016.

Investor Conference Call

We will host an investor conference call and webcast at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Monday, October 24, 2016, to review financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016. The earnings call will be broadcast live via our investor relations website at http://investor.rbi.com and a replay will be available for 30 days following the release. The dial-in number is (877) 317-6711 for U.S. callers, (866) 450-4696 for Canadian callers, and (412) 317-5475 for callers from other countries.

About Restaurant Brands International Inc.

Restaurant Brands International Inc. ("RBI") is one of the world's largest quick service restaurant companies with more than $24 billion in system-wide sales and over 19,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries and U.S. territories. RBI owns two of the world's most prominent and iconic quick service restaurant brands – TIM HORTONS® and BURGER KING®. These independently operated brands have been serving their respective guests, franchisees and communities for over 50 years. To learn more about RBI, please visit the company's website at www.rbi.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements and information, which reflect management's current beliefs and expectations regarding future events and operating performance and speak only as of the date hereof. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements include statements about RBI's current beliefs regarding its ability to continue to grow its iconic brands, TIM HORTONS® and BURGER KING®, by increasing system-wide sales through restaurant development and focus on guest satisfaction and RBI's current beliefs regarding the long-term growth prospects for its brands. The factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from RBI's expectations are detailed in filings of RBI with the Securities and Exchange Commission and applicable Canadian securities regulatory authorities, such as its annual and quarterly reports and current reports on Form 8-K, and include the following: risks related to RBI's ability to successfully implement its domestic and international growth strategy; and risks related to RBI's ability to compete domestically and internationally in an intensely competitive industry. Other than as required under U.S. federal securities laws or Canadian securities laws, we do not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, subsequent events or circumstances, change in expectations or otherwise. 

RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

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

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,



2016



2015



2016



2015

Revenues:













Sales

$

586.4


$

545.9


$

1,635.5


$

1,613.2


Franchise and property revenues


489.3



473.8



1,398.9



1,382.0



Total revenues                                  


1,075.7



1,019.7



3,034.4



2,995.2

Cost of sales


455.0



446.6



1,279.0



1,354.6

Franchise and property expenses


111.9



114.4



330.2



365.2

Selling, general and administrative expenses 


82.2



104.3



228.5



317.3

(Income) loss from equity method investments


(2.6)



1.0



(16.6)



5.7

Other operating expenses (income), net 


8.7



9.4



38.2



82.2


Total operating costs and expenses


655.2



675.7



1,859.3



2,125.0

Income from operations


420.5



344.0



1,175.1



870.2

Interest expense, net


117.3



116.0



349.6



362.3

(Gain) loss on early extinguishment of debt


-



0.4



-



40.0

Income before income taxes


303.2



227.6



825.5



467.9


Income tax expense


64.6



44.7



171.0



140.7

Net income


238.6



182.9



654.5



327.2


Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests


84.8



65.8



224.8



71.3


Preferred share dividends


67.5



67.5



202.5



203.7

Net income attributable to common shareholders

$

86.3


$

49.6


$

227.2


$

52.2













Earnings per common share













Basic

$

0.37


$

0.25


$

0.98


$

0.26


Diluted

$

0.36


$

0.24


$

0.96


$

0.25

Weighted average shares outstanding













Basic


233.9



202.4



232.5



202.3


Diluted


470.6



476.5



469.7



476.4

Cash dividends declared per common share

$

0.16


$

0.12


$

0.45


$

0.31













 


Memo: Basic earnings per common share is determined by dividing net income attributable to common shareholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. 


For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016, diluted EPS of $0.36 and $0.96 per share, respectively, includes $86.3 million and $227.2 million net income attributable to common shareholders and $83.8 million and $222.0 million net income attributable to noncontrolling interests related to the Class B exchangeable limited partnership units of Restaurant Brands International Limited Partnership ("Partnership exchangeable units"), respectively.


For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015, diluted EPS of $0.24 and $0.25 per share, respectively, includes $49.6 million and $52.2 million net income attributable to common shareholders and $64.9 million and $68.4 million net income attributable to noncontrolling interests related to the Partnership exchangeable units, respectively.


The diluted earnings per share calculation assumes conversion of 100% of the Partnership exchangeable units to RBI common shares under the "if converted" method.


 

RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

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

(Unaudited)






As of


September 30, 2016


December 31, 2015

ASSETS






Current assets:







Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,274.4


$

757.8


Trade and notes receivable, net of allowance of $14.1 million and $14.2 million,








respectively


374.3



422.0


Inventories and other current assets, net


170.8



132.2


Advertising fund restricted assets


57.7



57.5



Total current assets


1,877.2



1,369.5







Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $446.6 million and

$339.3 million, respectively


2,095.8



2,150.6

Intangible assets, net


9,434.0



9,147.8

Goodwill


4,762.0



4,574.4

Net investment in property leased to franchisees


100.1



117.2

Other assets, net


924.3



1,051.6



Total assets

$

19,193.4


$

18,411.1

LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE PREFERRED SHARES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY






Current liabilities:







Accounts and drafts payable

$

352.1


$

361.5


Other accrued liabilities


506.8



441.3


Gift card liability


124.2



168.5


Advertising fund liabilities


112.7



93.6


Current portion of long term debt and capital leases


94.1



56.1



Total current liabilities                                                                                            


1,189.9



1,121.0







Term debt, net of current portion


8,421.3



8,462.3

Capital leases, net of current portion


213.9



203.4

Other liabilities, net


903.5



795.9

Deferred income taxes, net


1,648.7



1,618.8



Total liabilities


12,377.3



12,201.4







Redeemable preferred shares; $43.775848 par value; 68,530,939 shares authorized,
 issued and outstanding at September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015


3,297.0



3,297.0







Shareholders' Equity:







Common shares; no par value; unlimited shares authorized at September 30, 2016 and
December 31, 2015;








234,097,876 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2016;








225,707,588 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2015;


1,935.8



1,824.5

Retained earnings


367.4



245.8

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)


(594.9)



(733.7)


Total Restaurant Brands International Inc. shareholders' equity


1,708.3



1,336.6


Noncontrolling interests


1,810.8



1,576.1


Total shareholders' equity


3,519.1



2,912.7


Total liabilities, redeemable preferred shares and shareholders' equity

$

19,193.4


$

18,411.1








 

RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In millions of U.S. dollars)

(Unaudited)







Nine Months Ended September 30,



2016



2015

Cash flows from operating activities:






Net income

$

654.5


$

327.2


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








Depreciation and amortization


129.0



137.8



(Gain) loss on early extinguishment of debt


-



40.0



Amortization of deferred financing costs and debt issuance discount


29.1



25.0



(Income) loss from equity method investments


(16.6)



5.7



Loss (gain) on remeasurement of foreign denominated transactions


16.1



31.1



Amortization of defined benefit pension and postretirement items


(1.9)



-



Net losses (gains) on derivatives


15.3



50.1



Net losses (gains) on refranchisings and dispositions of assets


10.0



(5.8)



Bad debt expense (recoveries), net


(0.1)



0.9



Share-based compensation expense


25.9



36.9



Acquisition accounting impact on cost of sales


-



0.5



Deferred income taxes


34.6



(114.8)


Changes in current assets and liabilities, excluding acquisitions and dispositions:








Reclassification of restricted cash to cash and cash equivalents


-



79.2



Trade and notes receivable


20.0



35.4



Inventories and other current assets


(3.0)



(5.1)



Accounts and drafts payable


11.8



138.8



Accrued advertising


4.0



29.8



Other accrued liabilities


(23.8)



172.2


Other long-term assets and liabilities


14.1



(34.5)



Net cash provided by operating activities


919.0



950.4

Cash flows from investing activities:






Payments for property and equipment


(18.2)



(82.9)


Proceeds from refranchisings, disposition of assets and restaurant closures


18.1



16.9


Return of investment on direct financing leases


12.5



12.1


Settlement of derivatives, net


4.9



11.8


Other investing activities, net


2.0



2.1



Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities


19.3



(40.0)

Cash flows from financing activities:






Proceeds from Senior Notes


-



1,250.0


Repayments of term debt, Tim Hortons Notes and capital leases


(52.7)



(2,610.6)


Payment of financing costs


-



(81.3)


Dividends paid on common shares and preferred shares


(396.9)



(238.8)


Proceeds from stock option exercises


12.5



1.6


Proceeds from issuance of shares


-



2.1


Other financing activities


0.8



(3.9)



Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities


(436.3)



(1,680.9)


Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents


14.6



(57.2)


Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


516.6



(827.7)


Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


757.8



1,803.2


Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

1,274.4


$

975.5







Supplemental cashflow disclosures:







Interest paid

$

285.9


$

285.8


Income taxes paid

$

93.3


$

91.8

Non-cash investing and financing activities:






Acquisition of property with capital lease obligations

$

22.5


$

10.4








 

RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Key Business Metrics

We evaluate our restaurants and assess our business based on the following operating metrics.

System-wide sales growth refers to the change in sales at all company-owned and franchise restaurants in one period from the same period in the prior year. Comparable sales growth refers to the change in restaurant sales in one period from the same prior year period for restaurants that have been open for thirteen months or longer. Company-owned restaurants refranchised during a quarterly period are included with franchise restaurants for the purpose of calculating comparable sales growth for the quarter. Comparable sales and sales growth are measured on a constant currency basis, which means that results exclude the effect of foreign currency translation and are calculated by translating prior year results at current year monthly average exchange rates. We analyze key operating metrics on a constant currency basis as this helps identify underlying business trends, without distortion from the effects of currency movements.

System-wide sales represent sales at all company-owned restaurants and franchise restaurants. We do not record franchise sales as revenues; however, our franchise revenues include royalties based on a percentage of franchise sales.

Key Business Metrics by Brand Market




 Three Months Ended September 30, 

Key Business Metrics


2016


2015






System-wide Sales Growth





TH - Canada


4.1 %


8.1 %

TH - US


7.9 %


8.5 %

TH - International


34.8 %


40.8 %

BK - US&C


(0.1)%


5.6 %

BK - EMEA


11.9 %


16.5 %

BK - APAC


20.5 %


17.7 %

BK - LAC


21.2 %


20.3 %






Comparable Sales Growth





TH - Canada


1.7 %


5.4 %

TH - US


4.5 %


4.3 %

TH - International


8.4 %


15.5 %

BK - US&C


(0.5)%


5.2 %

BK - EMEA


2.6 %


7.3 %

BK - APAC


5.3 %


5.3 %

BK - LAC


9.5 %


11.4 %






System NRG





TH - Canada


25


15

TH - US


(1)


1

TH - International


4


6

BK - US&C


16


(20)

BK - EMEA


35


76

BK - APAC


82


60

BK - LAC


10


25






System Restaurant Count





TH - Canada


3,717


3,615

TH - US


657


658

TH - International


118


71

BK - US&C


7,382


7,370

BK - EMEA


4,184


3,977

BK - APAC


1,878


1,594

BK - LAC


1,799


1,728






 

RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Supplemental Disclosure

(Unaudited)













Selling, General and Administrative Expenses













Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,

(in US$ millions)


2016



2015



2016



2015













Selling expenses

$

1.5


$

3.0


$

4.3


$

11.3

Management general and administrative expenses


59.0



57.5



166.9



176.1

Share-based compensation and non-cash incentive compensation expense


11.8



15.5



31.0



37.5

Depreciation and amortization


5.5



4.0



15.9



12.7

TH transaction and restructuring costs


-



24.3



-



79.7

Integration costs


4.4



-



10.4



-

Total general and administrative expenses


80.7



101.3



224.2



306.0


Selling, general and administrative expenses

$

82.2


$

104.3


$

228.5


$

317.3













 













Other Operating Expenses (Income), net













Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,

(in US$ millions)


2016



2015



2016



2015













Net losses (gains) on disposal of assets, restaurant closures and refranchisings (1)

$

3.3


$

0.2


$

19.6


$

(3.2)

Litigation settlements and reserves, net


0.4



(0.1)



2.0



1.8

Net losses (gains) on derivatives (2)


-



(1.5)



-



37.3

Net losses (gains) on foreign exchange (3)


4.1



10.8



16.1



45.1

Other, net


0.9



-



0.5



1.2


Other operating expenses (income), net

$

8.7


$

9.4


$

38.2


$

82.2

 


(1) Net losses (gains) on disposal of assets, restaurant closures and refranchisings for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 primarily reflects losses in connection with refranchisings in our TH business.   


(2) Net losses (gains) on derivatives for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 is primarily due to changes in fair value related to interest rate swaps not designated for hedge accounting. These interest rate swaps were settled during May 2015. 


(3) Net losses (gains) on foreign exchange is primarily related to revaluation of foreign denominated assets and liabilities. 


 

RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(Unaudited)

Below, we define the non-GAAP financial measures, provide a reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), and discuss the reasons that we believe this information is useful to management and may be useful to investors. These measures do not have standardized meanings under GAAP and may differ from similarly captioned measures of other companies in our industry.

Non-GAAP Measures

To supplement our condensed consolidated financial statements presented on a GAAP basis, RBI reports the following non-GAAP financial measures: EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share ("Adjusted Diluted EPS"), Organic revenue growth and Organic Adjusted EBITDA growth. We believe that these non-GAAP measures are useful to investors in assessing our operating performance, as it provides them with the same tools that management uses to evaluate our performance and is responsive to questions we receive from both investors and analysts.  By disclosing these non-GAAP measures, we intend to provide investors with a consistent comparison of our operating results and trends for the periods presented.

EBITDA is defined as earnings (net income or loss) before interest, (gain) loss on early extinguishment of debt, taxes, and depreciation and amortization and is used by management to measure operating performance of the business.

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA excluding the non-cash impact of share-based compensation and non-cash incentive compensation expense and (income) loss from equity method investments, net of cash distributions received from equity method investments, as well as other operating expenses (income), net. Other specifically identified costs associated with non-recurring projects are also excluded from Adjusted EBITDA, including acquisition accounting impact on cost of sales, Tim Hortons transaction and restructuring costs and integration costs, each of which is associated with the acquisition of Tim Hortons. Adjusted EBITDA is used by management to measure operating performance of the business, excluding these non-cash and other specifically identified items that management believes are not relevant to management's assessment of operating performance or the performance of an acquired business. Adjusted EBITDA also represents our measure of segment income.

Adjusted Net Income is defined as net income excluding (i) franchise agreement amortization, which is a non-cash expense arising as a result of acquisition accounting that may hinder the comparability of our operating results to our industry peers, (ii) amortization of deferred financing costs and original issue discount, a non-cash component of interest expense, and (gains) losses on early extinguishment of debt, which are non-cash charges that vary by the timing, terms and size of debt financing transactions, (iii) (income) loss from equity method investments, net of cash distributions received from equity method investments, (iv) other operating expenses (income), net, and (v) other specifically identified costs associated with non-recurring projects. Adjusted Net Income includes preferred share dividends.

Adjusted Diluted EPS is calculated by dividing Adjusted Net Income by the number of diluted shares of RBI during the reporting period. Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS are used by management to evaluate the operating performance of the business, excluding certain non-cash and other specifically identified items that management believes are not relevant to management's assessment of operating performance or the performance of an acquired business.

Revenue growth and Adjusted EBITDA growth, on an organic basis, are non-GAAP measures that exclude the impact of FX movements. Management believes that organic growth is an important metric for measuring the operating performance of our business as it excludes the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates. We calculate the impact of FX movements by translating current year results at prior year monthly average exchange rates.

RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Organic Growth in Revenue and Adjusted EBITDA

Three Months Ended September 30, 2016

(Unaudited)





































Impact of FX









Actual


Q3 '16 vs. Q3 '15


Movements


Organic Growth

(in US$ millions)


Q3 '16


Q3 '15


 

$


 

%


 

$


 

$


 

%

Calculation:





A


B




C


B-C=D


D/A

Revenue






















TH


$

789.9


$

737.7


$

52.2



7.1 %


$

0.7


$

51.5



7.0 %

BK


$

285.8


$

282.0


$

3.8



1.3 %


$

(3.8)


$

7.6



2.7 %


RBI


$

1,075.7


$

1,019.7


$

56.0



5.5 %


$

(3.1)


$

59.1



5.8 %























Adjusted EBITDA






















TH


$

287.1


$

244.0


$

43.1



17.7 %


$

1.4


$

41.7



17.1 %

BK


$

201.8


$

196.7


$

5.1



2.6 %


$

(3.1)


$

8.2



4.2 %


RBI


$

488.9


$

440.7


$

48.2



10.9 %


$

(1.7)


$

49.9



11.3 %























 


RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income

(Unaudited)


(in US$ millions)

Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,



2016



2015



2016



2015

Segment Income:













TH

$

287.1


$

244.0


$

793.9


$

663.3


BK


201.8



196.7



581.9



560.3



Adjusted EBITDA


488.9



440.7



1,375.8



1,223.6













Share-based compensation and non-cash
 incentive compensation expense (1)


11.8



15.5



31.0



37.5

Acquisition accounting impact on cost of sales


-



(0.3)



-



0.5

TH transaction and restructuring costs (2)


-



24.3



-



79.7

Integration costs (3)


4.4



-



10.4



-

Impact of equity method investments (4)


0.3



4.7



(7.6)



15.7

Other operating expenses (income), net


8.7



9.4



38.2



82.2


EBITDA


463.7



387.1



1,303.8



1,008.0

Depreciation and amortization


43.2



43.1



128.7



137.8

Income from operations


420.5



344.0



1,175.1



870.2

Interest expense, net


117.3



116.0



349.6



362.3

(Gain) loss on early extinguishment of debt


-



0.4



-



40.0

Income tax expense


64.6



44.7



171.0



140.7


Net income

$

238.6


$

182.9


$

654.5


$

327.2













 

RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS

(Unaudited)













(in US$ millions, except per share data)

Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,



2016



2015 (7)



2016



2015 (7)













Net income

$

238.6


$

182.9


$

654.5


$

327.2


Income tax expense


64.6



44.7



171.0



140.7

Income before income taxes


303.2



227.6



825.5



467.9

Adjustments:













Franchise agreement amortization


6.9



6.8



20.4



20.5


Amortization of deferred financing costs and original issue discount


9.8



9.7



29.1



25.0


Interest expense and loss on extinguished debt (5)


3.2



3.6



9.5



50.0


Acquisition accounting impact on cost of sales


-



(0.3)



-



0.5


TH transaction and restructuring costs (2)


-



24.3



-



79.7


Integration costs (3)


4.4



-



10.4



-


Impact of equity method investments (4)


0.3



4.7



(7.6)



15.7


Other operating expenses (income), net


8.7



9.4



38.2



82.2


Total adjustments


33.3



58.2



100.0



273.6

 Adjusted income before income taxes


336.5



285.8



925.5



741.5


Adjusted income tax expense (6)


67.6



66.7



187.1



171.3

Adjusted net income before preferred share dividends


268.9



219.1



738.4



570.2


Preferred share dividends


67.5



67.5



202.5



203.7

Adjusted net income

$

201.4


$

151.6


$

535.9


$

366.5













Adjusted diluted earnings per share

$

0.43


$

0.32


$

1.14


$

0.77













Diluted average shares outstanding


470.6



476.5



469.7



476.4













 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Footnotes to Reconciliation Tables



(1)

Represents share-based compensation expense associated with equity awards for the periods indicated; also includes the portion of annual non-cash incentive compensation expense that eligible employees elected to receive or are expected to elect to receive as common equity in lieu of their 2015 and 2016 cash bonus, respectively.



(2)

In connection with the acquisition of Tim Hortons Inc. and a series of post-closing transactions during 2015 that resulted in changes to our legal and capital structure, we incurred certain non-recurring selling, general and administrative expenses during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015.



(3)

In connection with the implementation of initiatives to integrate the back-office processes of TH and BK to enhance efficiencies, we incurred certain non-recurring selling, general and administrative expenses related to these initiatives during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016, primarily consisting of professional fees.



(4)

Represents (i) (income) loss from equity investments and (ii) cash distributions received from our equity method investments. Cash distributions received from our equity method investments are included in segment income.



(5)

For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016, represents non-cash interest expense related to losses reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) into interest expense in connection with interest rate swaps settled in May 2015. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015, represents (gain) loss on early extinguishment of debt, $3.2 million and $8.1 million of non-cash interest expense, respectively, related to losses reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) into interest expense in connection with interest rate swaps settled in May 2015, and $1.9 million of incremental interest expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 related to the redemption of the Tim Hortons Notes, and the March 2015 mandatory prepayment of our term loan. 



(6)

Adjusted income tax expense for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively, includes the tax impact of the non-GAAP adjustments and is calculated using our statutory tax rate in the jurisdiction in which the costs were incurred.



(7)

Commencing in the first quarter of 2016, we revised our presentation of Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS to include share-based compensation and non-cash incentive compensation expense, with the revision applied retrospectively to the earliest period presented to provide period-to-period comparability.



 

SOURCE Restaurant Brands International Inc.