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RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter Financial Results

DALLAS, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAVE) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter ended June 27, 2021.

Fourth Quarter Highlights:

  • The Company recorded net income of $926 thousand for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 compared to net income of $31 thousand for the same period of the prior year.
  • Income before taxes was $892 thousand for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 compared to net income before taxes of $32 thousand for the same period of the prior year.
  • Total revenue increased by $0.8 million to $2.4 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 compared to the same period of the prior year.
  • Pizza Inn domestic comparable store retail sales increased 63% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 compared to the same period of the prior year.
  • Pie Five comparable store retail sales increased 36% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 compared to the same period of the prior year.
  • On a fully diluted basis, net income increased $0.05 per share to $0.05 per share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 compared to net income of $0.00 per share for the same period of the prior year.
  • Cash and cash equivalents increased $1.8 million during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 to $8.3 million at June 27, 2021.
  • Pizza Inn domestic unit count finished at 135.
  • Pizza Inn international unit count finished at 32.
  • Pie Five domestic unit count finished at 33.

Annual Highlights:

  • Net income improved by $5.7 million to $1.5 million in fiscal 2021 compared to a net loss of $4.2 million in fiscal 2020.
  • Net income before tax improved by $1.7 million to $1.5 million in fiscal 2021 compared to a loss of $0.2 million in fiscal 2020.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $2.0 million for fiscal 2021 was a $1.4 million increase from the prior year.
  • On a fully diluted basis, the Company reported net income of $0.09 per share in fiscal 2021 compared to a net loss of $0.28 per share in the prior year.
  • RAVE total domestic comparable store retail sales decreased 2.0% for the 52 weeks ended June 27, 2021 compared to the same period of the prior year.
  • Pizza Inn domestic comparable store retail sales decreased 1.0% for the 52 weeks ended June 27, 2021 compared to the same period of the prior year.
  • Pie Five comparable store retail sales decreased 6.2% for the 52 weeks ended June 27, 2021 compared to the same period of the prior year.
  • Total consolidated revenue decreased by $1.4 million in fiscal 2021 to $8.6 million.
  • Both fiscal 2021 and fiscal 2020 contained 52 weeks.
  • Cash and cash equivalents increased $5.4 million in fiscal 2021 to $8.3 million.

"We are pleased that the heroic efforts of our franchisees and team members have resulted in our fifth consecutive quarter of profitability. Our maniacal focus on cost control and relentless consumer-facing innovation is paying off with improving sales and consistent earnings despite the pandemic and the latest variant," said Brandon Solano, Chief Executive Officer of RAVE Restaurant Group. "Our fourth quarter net income of $.9M marks the fifth consecutive quarter of positive income, showing sequential improvement each quarter, in a pandemic, while running a buffet brand. This is RAVE's best streak of positive income in nearly a decade. While our fourth quarter income includes a one-time PPP loan forgiveness, we are generating positive operating income, have limited leverage and hold more than $8M in cash."

"In Q4 we capitalized on the category's hottest trend of stuffed crust by elevating the experience and introducing Pie Five's Parmesan Crunch Stuffed Crust pizza with a trial-driving value offer. Earlier in the year we introduced our Panzano Pan pizza as well as our Impossible Tuscan meatball," said Solano. "Pie Five now offers three significant innovations a majority of our fast casual pizza competitors do not: pan pizza, plant-based meat pizza and stuffed crust. We will continue to focus on driving same store sales with innovation and strong operations."

"Pizza Inn's core product significantly improved this year with our new garlic butter crust, transition to house-shredded 100% whole-milk mozzarella and our classic house-made dough. This month we introduced our House Pan Pizza with a campaign to highlight the differences between our house-made dough and Pizza Hut's frozen dough and frozen cheese. We have significant innovation in our pipeline and can't wait to share them with our customers," said Solano.

"The financial results for fiscal 2021 underscore the tremendous efforts by our team at RAVE to advance our turnaround despite the many challenges facing the restaurant industry," said Clint Fendley, Chief Financial Officer of RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. "We increased our cash from operations by $1.8 million and our cash and cash equivalents by $5.4 million, reduced our debt, and posted one of the best years of profitability for RAVE in a decade. We look forward to 2022 as we continue to invest in both brands in order to ignite growth in future periods."

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company's financial statements are prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). However, the Company also presents and discusses certain non-GAAP financial measures that it believes are useful to investors as measures of operating performance. Management may also use such non-GAAP financial measures in evaluating the effectiveness of business strategies and for planning and budgeting purposes. However, these non-GAAP financial measures should not be viewed as an alternative or substitute for its financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. 

The Company considers EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to be important supplemental measures of operating performance that are commonly used by securities analysts, investors and other parties interested in our industry. The Company believes that EBITDA is helpful to investors in evaluating its results of operations without the impact of expenses affected by financing methods, accounting methods and the tax environment. The Company believes that Adjusted EBITDA provides additional useful information to investors by excluding non-operational or non-recurring expenses to provide a measure of operating performance that is more comparable from period to period. Management also uses these non-GAAP financial measures for evaluating operating performance, assessing the effectiveness of business strategies, projecting future capital needs, budgeting and other planning purposes.

"EBITDA" represents earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA represents earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock compensation expense, severance, gain/loss sale of assets, costs related to impairment and other lease charges, franchise default and closed store revenue/expense, and closed and non-operating store costs. A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to net income is included with the accompanying financial statements. 

Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release, other than historical information, may be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations that involve numerous risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Assumptions relating to these forward-looking statements involve judgments with respect to, among other things, future economic, competitive and market conditions, regulatory framework and future business decisions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond the control of RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. Although the assumptions underlying these forward-looking statements are believed to be reasonable, any of the assumptions could be inaccurate and, therefore, there can be no assurance that any forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in these forward-looking statements, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation that the objectives and plans of RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. will be achieved. 

About RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc.

Founded in 1958, Dallas-based RAVE Restaurant Group [NASDAQ: RAVE] owns, operates, franchises and/or licenses 200 Pie Five Pizza Co. and Pizza Inn restaurants and Pizza Inn Express kiosks domestically and internationally. Pizza Inn is an international chain featuring freshly made pizzas, along with salads, pastas, and desserts. Pie Five Pizza Co. is a leader in the rapidly growing fast-casual pizza space. Pizza Inn Express, or PIE, is developing unique opportunities to provide freshly made pizza from non-traditional outlets. The Company's common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol "RAVE". For more information, please visit www.raverg.com.

Contact:
Investor Relations
RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc.
469-384-5000

 

RAVE RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended


June 27,

2021


June 28,

2020


June 27,

2021


June 28,

2020

REVENUES:

$

2,379


$

1,617


$

8,593


$

10,028













COSTS AND EXPENSES:












Cost of sales


35



86



264



439

General and administrative expenses


1,186



920



4,710



5,503

Franchise expenses


612



487



2,394



3,051

Gain on sale of assets


146



(31)



(10)



(24)

Impairment of long-lived assets and other lease charges


-



44



21



880

Bad debt expense


103



14



121



53

Interest expense


23



20



92



95

Depreciation and amortization expense


39



45



167



186

Total costs and expenses


2,144



1,585



7,759



10,183













OTHER INCOME:


-



-



-



-

Gain on forgiveness of PPP loan


(657)



-



(657)



-

Total other income


(657)



-



(657)



-













INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE TAXES


892



32



1,491



(155)

Income tax (benefit) expense


(34)



1



(29)



4,078

NET INCOME (LOSS)


926



31



1,520



(4,233)













INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE OF COMMON STOCK - BASIC:

$

0.05


$

0.00


$

0.09


$

(0.28)













INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE OF COMMON STOCK - DILUTED:

$

0.05


$

0.00


$

0.09


$

(0.28)













Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic


18,005



15,194



17,307



15,144













Weighted average common and potential dilutive common shares outstanding


18,803



15,992



18,105



15,144

 

RAVE RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share amounts)

(Unaudited)



June 27, 2021


June 28, 2020







ASSETS






CURRENT ASSETS






Cash and cash equivalents

$

8,330


$

2,969

Restricted cash


-



234

Accounts receivable, less allowance for bad debts  of $47 and $269, respectively


911



965

Notes receivable, current


901



546

Deferred contract charges, current


35



44

Prepaid expenses and other


196



174

Total current assets


10,373



4,932







LONG-TERM ASSETS






Property, plant and equipment, net


445



366

Operating lease right of use asset, net


2,085



3,567

Intangible assets definite-lived, net


183



155

Notes receivable, net of current portion


52



449

Deferred contract charges, net of current portion


207



231

Deposits and other


-



5

Total assets

$

13,345


$

9,705







LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY






CURRENT LIABILITIES






Accounts payable - trade

$

644


$

446

Accounts payable - lease termination impairments


-



407

Accrued expenses


924



775

Other current liabilities


46



-

Operating lease liability, current


465



632

Short term loan, current


250



-

Convertible notes short term, net of unamortized debt issuance costs and discounts


1,576



-

Deferred revenues, current


626



254

Total current liabilities


4,531



2,514







LONG-TERM LIABILITIES






Convertible notes, net of current portion


-



1,549

PPP loan


-



657

Operating lease liability, net of current portion


1,911



3,471

Deferred revenues, net of current portion


1,170



960

Other long-term liabilities


-



51

Total liabilities


7,612



9,202







SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 






Common stock, $.01 par value; authorized 26,000,000 shares; issued 25,090,058 and
22,550,376  shares, respectively; outstanding 18,004,904 and 15,465,222 shares, respectively


251



225

Additional paid-in capital


37,215



33,531

Accumulated deficit


(7,196)



(8,716)

Treasury stock at cost






Shares in treasury: 7,085,154 and 7,085,154, respectively


(24,537)



(24,537)

Total shareholders' equity


5,733



503







Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

13,345


$

9,705

 

RAVE RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)



Twelve Months Ended


June 27, 2021


June 28, 2020







CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:






Net income (loss)

$

1,520


$

(4,233)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to cash used in operating activities:






Impairment of long-lived assets and other lease charges


21



880

Stock compensation expense


80



(104)

Depreciation and amortization


131



145

Amortization of operating right of use assets


569



471

Amortization of debt issue costs


27



29

Gain on the sale of assets


(10)



(24)

Provision for bad debt


7



53

Bad debt on notes receivable


114



-

Gain on forgiveness of PPP loan


(657)



-

Deferred income tax


-



4,060

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:






Accounts receivable


47



132

Notes receivable


(119)



104

Deferred contract charges


33



(6)

Inventories


-



7

Prepaid expenses and other


(22)



167

Deposits and other


5



-

Accounts payable - trade


198



46

Accounts payable - lease termination impairments


(428)



(985)

Accrued expenses


149



(46)

Other current liabilities


46



-

Operating lease liability


(793)



(494)

Deferred revenue


582



(581)

Other long-term liabilities


(51)



(22)

Cash provided by/(used in) operating activities


1,485



(360)







CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:






Payments received on notes receivable


47



123

Proceeds from sale of assets


1



-

Purchase of intangible assets definite-lived


(74)



-

Purchase of property, plant and equipment


(212)



(56)

Cash provided by investing activities


(238)



67







CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:






Proceeds from sale of stock


3,761



357

Equity issuance costs - ATM offering


(131)



(15)

Proceeds from PPP loan


-



657

Short term loan, current


250



-

Cash provided by financing activities


3,880



999







Net increase/(decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash


5,127



706

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period


3,203



2,497

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

$

8,330


$

3,203







Reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash to the consolidated balance sheets






Cash and cash equivalents

$

8,330


$

2,969

Restricted cash


-



234

Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

$

8,330


$

3,203







SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION












CASH PAID FOR:






Interest

$

64


$

66

Income taxes

$

23


$

18







Non-cash activities:






Conversion of notes to common shares

$

-


$

64

Operating lease right of use assets at adoption

$

-


$

4,150

Operating lease liability at adoption

$

-


$

4,894

Gain on forgiveness of PPP loan

$

657


$

-


 

RAVE RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.

ADJUSTED EBITDA

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended


June 27,

2021


June 28,

2020


June 27,

2021


June 28,

2020

Net income (loss)

$

926


$

31


$

1,520


$

(4,233)

Interest expense


23



20



92



95

Income taxes


(34)



1



(29)



4,078

Depreciation and amortization


39



45



167



186

EBITDA

$

954


$

97


$

1,750


$

126

Stock compensation expense (income)


41



-



80



(104)

Severance


23



-



23



157

Gain on sale of assets


146



(31)



(10)



(24)

Impairment of long-lived assets and other lease charges


-



44



21



880

Franchisee default and closed store revenue


(16)



(19)



(170)



(606)

Closed and non-operating store costs


36



87



271



137

Adjusted EBITDA

$

1,184


$

178


$

1,965


$

566

 

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SOURCE RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc.