Arcos Dorados Reports First Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Arcos Dorados Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ARCO) (“Arcos Dorados” or the “Company”), Latin America’s largest restaurant chain and the world’s largest independent McDonald’s franchisee, today reported unaudited results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020.

First Quarter 2020 Highlights – Excluding Venezuela

  • Consolidated revenues were 15.4% lower in US dollars versus the first quarter of 2019, due to the operational impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the depreciation of several local currencies. On a constant currency basis1, consolidated revenues declined 1.0%.
  • Systemwide comparable sales1 declined 4.5% versus the prior-year quarter, with a 10.9% increase for the two months ended February 29 and a 33.5% decrease in March.
  • Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA1 in US dollars decreased 51.4% year-over-year, and 52.7% on a constant currency basis.
  • Basic net loss was $(0.25) per share, compared to basic net income of $0.07 per share in the prior year quarter.
  • Net Debt to Adjusted EBITDA ratio was 1.9x at the end of the first quarter, versus 1.6x at the end of 2019.
  • Approximately 74% of the Company’s systemwide restaurants were open as of the date of this release, with most locations focused on Drive-thru, Delivery and/or Take-away.

“As we face the most challenging global crisis of our lifetimes, our primary focus and attention remains directed toward the wellbeing and safety of our restaurant crew, staff, sub-franchisees, suppliers and guests. It is during times like these that we look to our core Values to guide our decisions. I am enormously proud of how the entire Arcos Dorados family has put these Values on display with the support we are providing to the communities we serve throughout Latin America and the Caribbean,” said Marcelo Rabach, Chief Executive Officer of Arcos Dorados.

“We began 2020 on the same positive trajectory that we ended 2019, with strong sales and profitability trends through February. The outbreak of the COVID-19 virus caused governments throughout the region to implement quarantine measures as well as the closure of a large number of our restaurants, and nearly all our dining rooms, in response. The resulting decline in guest traffic and limited operating segments significantly impacted our business in March and, therefore, first quarter results were not what we expected.

We are leveraging the region’s largest free-standing restaurant portfolio to continue serving our guests primarily through Drive-thru, Delivery and/or Take-away. Our Digital capabilities, supported by over 39 million downloads of our Mobile App, offer our guests more ways to order and enjoy their McDonald’s menu favorites. And customers are recognizing our industry-benchmark cleanliness and hygiene procedures, which we further enhanced to help contain the spread of the virus, in line with recommendations from local health authorities and learnings from around the global McDonald’s system.

We have taken proactive steps to maximize sales, reduce costs and expenses, limit investments and prioritize our financial liquidity. Additionally, McDonald’s has provided support through the temporary deferral of franchise fee payments and allowing for a reduction in our advertising and promotion spending requirement. Although we do not have enough visibility to reasonably estimate the negative financial impact of the pandemic on our long-term future results, we do expect our second quarter 2020 results to be materially worse than our first quarter results. Nonetheless, we are confident in our ability to access sufficient sources of funding to meet our cash needs and we are prepared to continue making difficult business decisions to meet the challenges ahead.

We are managing through an unprecedented crisis after which we expect to face a new reality. Our focus is on navigating our company through this turbulent and unpredictable environment so that we emerge from this pandemic in an even stronger competitive position. The strength of our Brand and business model, along with our demonstrated ability to satisfy changing customer needs and preferences, position us to continue pursuing our long-term objective of generating shareholder value once this crisis has passed.”

First Quarter 2020 Results

Consolidated

Figure 1. AD Holdings Inc Consolidated: Key Financial Results
(In millions of U.S. dollars, except as noted)
1Q19
(a)
Currency
Translation
– Excl.
Venezuela
(b)
Constant
Currency
Growth –
Excl.
Venezuela
(c)
Venezuela
(d)
1Q20
(a+b+c+d)
% As
Reported
Total Restaurants (Units)

2,225

2,298

 
Sales by Company-operated Restaurants

695.4

(99.8)

(6.8)

(1.3)

587.5

-15.5%

Revenues from franchised restaurants

35.6

(4.9)

(0.6)

(0.1)

30.0

-15.9%

Total Revenues

731.0

(104.7)

(7.4)

(1.4)

617.5

-15.5%

 
Adjusted EBITDA

60.6

0.7

(32.5)

(0.3)

28.5

-52.9%

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

8.3%

4.6%

Net income (loss) attributable to AD

12.2

9.0

(73.8)

0.3

(52.3)

-530.2%

No. of shares outstanding (thousands)

204,035

204,070

EPS (US$/Share)

0.06

(0.26)

(1Q20 = 1Q19 + Currency Translation Excl. Venezuela + Constant Currency Growth Excl. Venezuela + Venezuela). Refer to “Definitions” section for further detail.

Arcos Dorados’ consolidated results continue to be impacted by Venezuela’s macroeconomic volatility, including the ongoing hyperinflationary environment. As such, reported results may contain significant non-cash accounting charges to operations in this market. Accordingly, the discussion of the Company’s operating performance is focused on consolidated results that exclude Venezuela.

Main variations in Other Operating Income / (Expenses), net

Included in Adjusted EBITDA: The positive variation in other operating income / (expense) is mainly explained by a lower inventory write-down in Venezuela compared to last year.

Excluded from Adjusted EBITDA: There were no significant variations.

First quarter net loss attributable to the Company totaled $52.3 million, compared to net income of $12.2 million in the same period of 2019. Arcos Dorados’ reported loss per share of $(0.26) in the first quarter of 2020 compared to earnings of $0.06 in the corresponding 2019 period. Total weighted average shares for the first quarter of 2020 amounted to 204,070,029 compared to 204,035,213 in the prior year’s quarter.

Consolidated – excluding Venezuela

Figure 2. AD Holdings Inc Consolidated – Excluding Venezuela: Key Financial Results
(In millions of U.S. dollars, except as noted)
1Q19
(a)
Currency
Translation
(b)
Constant
Currency
Growth
(c)
1Q20
(a+b+c)
% US
Dollars
% Constant
Currency
Total Restaurants (Units)

2,105

2,178

 
Sales by Company-operated Restaurants

692.7

(99.8)

(6.8)

586.1

-15.4%

-1.0%

Revenues from franchised restaurants

35.3

(4.9)

(0.6)

29.8

-15.5%

-1.7%

Total Revenues

727.9

(104.7)

(7.4)

615.9

-15.4%

-1.0%

Systemwide Comparable Sales

-4.5%

Adjusted EBITDA

61.8

0.7

(32.5)

30.0

-51.4%

-52.7%

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

8.5%

4.9%

Net income (loss) attributable to AD

14.5

9.0

(73.8)

(50.3)

-446.2%

-507.7%

No. of shares outstanding (thousands)

204,035

204,070

EPS (US$/Share)

0.07

(0.25)

Excluding Arcos Dorados’ Venezuelan operation, total revenues in US dollars decreased 15.4% year-over-year, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant average depreciation of many local currencies, including the Argentine peso and the Brazilian real. Total revenue declined by 1.0% in constant currency terms.

During the second half of March 2020, in response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, governments throughout Latin America and the Caribbean implemented various quarantine measures and the Company closed a significant number of its restaurants and substantially all of its dining rooms. Despite generating systemwide comparable sales growth of 10.9% through the first two months of the quarter, the impact of the quarantine measures and restaurant closures caused a 33.5% contraction in March. As a result, systemwide comparable sales for the first quarter were down 4.5% versus the prior year.

At the end of the first quarter, with four of its five SLAD markets and several more of its Caribbean division markets completely closed, the Company was operating about 55% of its restaurants. As of the date of this press release, with the gradual reopening of nearly all markets in its footprint, the Company was operating about 74% of its restaurants. Starting shortly after the inception of the crisis, the majority of the Company’s operational restaurants adapted to focus on the Drive-thru, Delivery and/or Take-away segments.

Adjusted EBITDA ($ million)

Breakdown of main variations contributing to 1Q20 Adjusted EBITDA

First quarter consolidated Adjusted EBITDA, excluding Venezuela, decreased 51.4% in US dollars. The slightly positive currency translation figure in the quarter reflects the impact of the depreciation of various currencies in the region on those countries’ negative Adjusted EBITDA results in March 2020. Sales declines in all the Company’s markets, as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, drove a consolidated Adjusted EBITDA margin contraction of 360 basis points to 4.9%. Margins contracted in Brazil, NOLAD and SLAD, but expanded in the Caribbean division, where the Company recorded a non-cash bad debt reserve reversal in Puerto Rico.

Consolidated G&A expenses decreased 6.7% year-over-year in US dollars but were up 70 basis points as a percentage of revenues due to the impact of COVID-19 on sales. On a constant currency basis, G&A increased 11.7%, below the Company’s blended inflation rate for G&A.

Non-operating Results

Arcos Dorados’ non-operating results for the first quarter, excluding Venezuela, contain a $28.2 million non-cash foreign currency exchange loss, compared to a non-cash gain of $1.4 million in the same period of 2019. The variation mainly reflects the impact of the depreciation of the Brazilian real on intercompany balances and the impact of the depreciation of the Argentine peso relative to the Brazilian real, due to Argentina’s highly inflationary status. Net interest expense was $2.0 million higher year-over-year.

Excluding Venezuela, the Company recorded income tax expenses of $1.9 million in the first quarter, compared to $8.1 million in the prior-year period.

First quarter net loss attributable to the Company, excluding Venezuela, totaled $50.3 million, compared to net income of $14.5 million in the prior year period. Operating losses, a negative variance in foreign currency exchange results and higher net interest expense, were partly offset by lower income tax expenses. Net loss per share of $(0.25) in the first quarter 2020, excluding Venezuela, compared to earnings per share of $0.07 in the prior year quarter.

Analysis by Division:

Brazil Division

Figure 3. Brazil Division: Key Financial Results
(In millions of U.S. dollars, except as noted)
1Q19
(a)
Currency
Translation
(b)
Constant
Currency
Growth
(c)
1Q20
(a+b+c)
% As
Reported
% Constant
Currency
Total Restaurants (Units)

968

1,025

 
Total Revenues

340.8

(47.5)

(9.0)

284.4

-16.5%

-2.6%

Systemwide Comparable Sales

-6.0%

Adjusted EBITDA

46.9

(2.9)

(14.8)

29.2

-37.8%

-31.6%

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

13.8%

10.3%

As reported revenues decreased 16.5%, impacted by the 15% year-over-year average depreciation of the Brazilian real against the US dollar and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Systemwide comparable sales decreased 6.0% in the quarter, in line with the country’s food service sector, with a strong 7.9% increase for the first two months of the quarter more than offset by a 32.5% decline in March.

Having the largest free-standing restaurant footprint in the country, which is 2.5 times larger than that of its closest competitor, allowed the division to continue operating about 60% of its restaurants at the end of the quarter. As of the date of this press release, the Brazil division was operating about 70% of its restaurants, with the majority having adapted to focus on Drive-thru, Delivery and/or Take-away. Most of the operating restaurants were free-standing or in-store formats. For the safety of its employees and guests, the Brazil division proactively closed all restaurant dining rooms.

Marketing activities prior to COVID-19 included a strong push of its value platforms leveraging the strength and scale of the Company’s Mobile App, including the execution of personalized digital experiences during the Carnaval season. The launch of Pokémon Go, which enabled customers to interact between the real and virtual world using the Mobile App inside its restaurants, also drove traffic in the quarter.

As reported Adjusted EBITDA decreased 37.8% year-over-year and 31.6% on a constant currency basis, on the strong sales decline and a 350 basis point Adjusted EBITDA margin contraction from the deleveraging of all cost line items.

NOLAD

Figure 4. NOLAD Division: Key Financial Results
(In millions of U.S. dollars, except as noted)
1Q19
(a)
Currency
Translation
(b)
Constant
Currency
Growth
(c)
1Q20
(a+b+c)
% As
Reported
% Constant
Currency
Total Restaurants (Units)

526

531

 
Total Revenues

99.4

0.7

(4.1)

96.1

-3.3%

-4.1%

Systemwide Comparable Sales

-6.3%

Adjusted EBITDA

6.7

1.3

(2.9)

5.1

-24.6%

-42.8%

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

6.8%

5.3%

As reported revenues decreased 3.3%, mainly due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on all three of the division’s countries. Systemwide comparable sales decreased 6.3% in the quarter, with a strong 5.5% increase for the first two months of the quarter more than offset by a 27.9% decline in March.

More than 80% of the division’s restaurants were operational at the end of the quarter, having adapted to focus on Drive-thru, Delivery and Take-away, despite the closure of all restaurants in Panama, which resumed partial operations during the week of April 13, 2020. As of the date of this press release, NOLAD was operating about 83% of its restaurants.

Prior to COVID-19, strong momentum from 2019 had continued into January and February, with marketing initiatives in the division designed to stimulate top-line growth. Key initiatives were focused on promoting core products such as Quarter Pounder in Mexico, Big Mac in Panama and McNuggets in Costa Rica as well as desserts across the 3 countries.

As reported Adjusted EBITDA for the division decreased 24.6%, or 42.8% on a constant currency basis. The Adjusted EBITDA margin contracted 150 basis points to 5.3%, with deleverage in most cost line items, partially offset by lower food and paper (“F&P”) costs as a percentage of revenue.

SLAD

Figure 5. SLAD Division: Key Financial Results
(In millions of U.S. dollars, except as noted)
1Q19
(a)
Currency Translation
(b)
Constant
Currency
Growth
(c)
1Q20
(a+b+c)
% As
Reported
% Constant
Currency
Total Restaurants (Units)

394

406

 
Total Revenues

193.2

(55.1)

9.8

147.9

-23.5%

5.0%

Systemwide Comparable Sales

3.2%

Adjusted EBITDA

16.2

2.4

(17.2)

1.4

-91.2%

-106.4%

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

8.4%

1.0%

As reported revenues decreased 23.5%, as constant currency growth of 5.0% was more than offset by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and a negative currency effect resulting from the 37% year-over-year average depreciation of the Argentine peso against the US dollar. Systemwide comparable sales increased 3.2% in the quarter, with a 23.6% increase for the first two months of the quarter partly offset by a decline of 37.7% in March. In addition to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, the division’s systemwide comparable sales continued to be affected by the weak consumer environment in Argentina.

At the end of the quarter, only 7% of the division’s restaurants were operating. Four of five countries had completely closed all restaurants to comply with government-imposed quarantine guidelines and Uruguay was operating only about two-thirds of its restaurants, mostly free-standing and in-stores formats. Argentina, Chile and Ecuador were able to slowly resume the operation of the Drive-thru, Delivery and/or Take-away segments in some regions. As of the date of this press release, about 69% of the restaurants in SLAD were operating some or all of these three segments.

Marketing activities, pre COVID-19, included a strong digital push of the value platform with exclusive offers to remain relevant in Argentina, where the consumer environment continued soft. Also in the quarter, the Company launched “Pokémon” and the new Disney license “Unidos” in the Happy Meal along with a number of promotions built on McDonald’s core products. Argentina also launched the #GanasDeMc campaign focusing on core and iconic products such as the Big Mac, Quarter Pounder and McFries.

Adjusted EBITDA decreased 91.2% on an as reported basis and 106.4% in constant currency terms. The Adjusted EBITDA margin contracted 740 basis points to 1.0%, with deleverage in most cost line items, partially offset by lower F&P costs as a percentage of revenue.

Caribbean Division

Figure 6. Caribbean Division: Key Financial Results
(In millions of U.S. dollars, except as noted)
1Q19
(a)
Currency
Translation
– Excl.
Venezuela
(b)
Constant
Currency
Growth –
Excl.
Venezuela
(c)
Venezuela
(d)
1Q20
(a+b+c+d)
% As
Reported
Total Restaurants (Units)

337

336

 
Total Revenues

97.7

(2.9)

(4.1)

(1.5)

89.2

-8.7%

Systemwide Comparable Sales
Adjusted EBITDA

3.9

1.2

0.4

(0.4)

5.1

32.1%

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

3.9%

5.7%

The Caribbean division’s results continue to be impacted by Venezuela’s macroeconomic volatility, including the ongoing hyperinflationary environment. As such, reported results may contain significant non-cash accounting charges to operations in this market. Due to distortions created by results of the Venezuelan operation, the discussion of the Caribbean division’s operating performance focuses on results that exclude the Company’s operations in this country.

Caribbean Division – excluding Venezuela

Figure 7. Caribbean Division – Excluding Venezuela: Key Financial Results
(In millions of U.S. dollars, except as noted)
1Q19
(a)
Currency
Translation
(b)
Constant
Currency
Growth
(c)
1Q20
(a+b+c)
% US
Dollars
% Constant
Currency
Total Restaurants (Units)

217

216

 
Total Revenues

94.6

(2.9)

(4.1)

87.6

-7.4%

-4.3%

Systemwide Comparable Sales

-10.2%

Adjusted EBITDA

5.0

1.2

0.4

6.6

31.8%

7.9%

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

5.3%

7.5%

Revenues in the Caribbean division, excluding Venezuela, decreased 7.4% in US dollars and 4.3% in constant currency terms. Revenues in US dollars were mainly impacted by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the 11% year-over-year average depreciation of the Colombian peso against the US dollar. Systemwide comparable sales decreased 10.2% in the quarter, with a 5.0% increase for the first two months of the quarter more than offset by a decline of 37.5% in March.

Although all restaurants in the French West Indies were fully closed, more than 60% of the division’s restaurants were operational at the end of the quarter. As of the date of this press release, about 82% of the division’s restaurants were operating largely focused on the Drive-thru, Delivery and/or Take-away segments.

Marketing activities, prior to COVID-19, included programs designed to stimulate traffic growth, as well as campaigns to generate excitement around the Company’s Core products through music with “McNuggetear”. Also, during the quarter, the new Happy Family Box was launched successfully in the division’s main markets to reinforce the family-oriented nature of the McDonald’s brand and drive topline growth.

Adjusted EBITDA increased 31.8% in US dollars and 7.9% in constant currency terms and included a $4.7 million non-cash bad debt reserve reversal in Puerto Rico. The Adjusted EBITDA margin expanded to 7.5%. Excluding the bad debt reserve reversal, the margin contracted 320 basis points to 2.1%, due to the deleveraging of most cost line items.

New Unit Development

Figure 8. Total Restaurants (eop)*
March
2020
December
2019
September
2019
June
2019
March
2019
Brazil

1,025

1,023

984

975

968

NOLAD

531

530

525

525

526

SLAD

406

404

395

393

394

Caribbean

336

336

335

336

337

TOTAL

2,298

2,293

2,239

2,229

2,225

* Considers Company-operated and franchised restaurants at period-end
Figure 9. Current Footprint
Store Type* Ownership McCafes Dessert
Centers
FS & IS MS & FC Company
Operated
Franchised
Brazil

555

470

612

413

81

2,014

NOLAD

324

207

369

162

13

633

SLAD

241

165

354

52

127

399

Caribbean

260

76

271

65

37

347

TOTAL

1,380

918

1,606

692

258

3,393

* FS: Free-Standing; IS: In-Store; MS: Mall Store; FC: Food Court.

The Company opened 92 new restaurants during the twelve-month period ended March 31, 2020. At the end of the first quarter, the Company had 709 Experience of the Future Restaurants.

Balance Sheet & Cash Flow Highlights

Cash and cash equivalents were $142.1 million as of March 31, 2020. The Company’s total financial debt (including derivative instruments) was $648.0 million. Net debt (Total Financial Debt minus Cash and cash equivalents) was $505.9 million, while the Net Debt/Adjusted EBITDA ratio was 1.9x at the end of the reporting period.

Figure 10. Consolidated Financial Ratios
(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except ratios)

March 31

December 31

2020

2019

Cash & cash equivalents (i)

142,067

121,905

Total Financial Debt (ii)

647,966

595,781

Net Financial Debt (iii)

505,899

473,876

Total Financial Debt / LTM Adjusted EBITDA ratio

2.5

2.0

Net Financial Debt / LTM Adjusted EBITDA ratio

1.9

1.6

(i) Cash & cash equivalents includes Short-term investment
(ii)Total financial debt includes long-term debt and derivative instruments (including the asset portion of derivatives amounting to $113.5 million and $57.8 million as a reduction of financial debt as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively).
(iii) Total financial debt less cash and cash equivalents.

Net cash used in operating activities totaled $56.1 million in the first quarter, while cash used in net investing activities totaled $41.2 million, mostly capital expenditures, compared to $36.0 million in the previous year’s quarter. Net cash provided by financing activities was $127.0 million, which included $128.3 million of net short-term borrowings.

Recent Developments

Long-term Outlook, Restaurant Opening Plan and Reinvestment Plan

On April 22, 2020, the Company withdrew its 2020-2022 outlook for restaurant openings and total capital expenditures provided on March 18, 2020. Additionally, as a result of the business disruptions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Company has agreed with McDonald’s to withdraw its previously-approved 2020-2022 restaurant opening plan and reinvestment plan and it does not expect to finalize a revised 2020-2022 plan at least until the COVID-19 outbreak is under control.

For the full year 2020, the Company expects to limit total capital expenditures to $80 million.

Growth Support

McDonald’s Corporation had previously agreed to provide growth support, which the Company planned to use to support its ambitious restaurant opening plan and reinvestment plan for the 2020-2022 period. Until the Company is able to finalize a revised 2020-2022 restaurant opening plan and reinvestment plan, it can make no assurances related to receiving growth support for 2020-2022.

Franchise Fees

In connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, McDonald’s has agreed to defer all royalty payments, whether they are related to Company-operated or sub-franchisee-operated restaurants, for March, April, May and June 2020 sales, until 2021.

Advertising and Promotion Spending Requirement

In connection with the COVID-19 outbreak, McDonald’s provided the Company with the flexibility to reduce its advertising and promotion spending requirement down to 4%, from 5%, of its gross sales for the full year 2020.

Definitions:

Systemwide comparable sales growth: refers to the change, measured in constant currency, in our Company-operated and franchised restaurant sales in one period from a comparable period for restaurants that have been open for thirteen months or longer. While sales by our franchisees are not recorded as revenues by us, we believe the information is important in understanding our financial performance because these sales are the basis on which we calculate and record franchised revenues and are indicative of the financial health of our franchisee base.

Constant currency basis: refers to amounts calculated using the same exchange rate over the periods under comparison to remove the effects of currency fluctuations from this trend analysis. To better discern underlying business trends, this release uses non-GAAP financial measures that segregate year-over-year growth into two categories: (i) currency translation, (ii) constant currency growth. (i) Currency translation reflects the impact on growth of the appreciation or depreciation of the local currencies in which we conduct our business against the US dollar (the currency in which our financial statements are prepared). (ii) Constant currency growth reflects the underlying growth of the business excluding the effect from currency translation.

Excluding Venezuela basis: due to the ongoing political and macroeconomic uncertainty prevailing in Venezuela, and in order to provide greater clarity and visibility on the Company’s financial and operating overall performance, this release focuses on the results on an “Excluding-Venezuela” basis, which is non-GAAP measure.

Adjusted EBITDA: In addition to financial measures prepared in accordance with the general accepted accounting principles (GAAP), within this press release and the accompanying tables, we use a non-GAAP financial measure titled ‘Adjusted EBITDA’. We use Adjusted EBITDA to facilitate operating performance comparisons from period to period.

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as our operating income plus depreciation and amortization plus/minus the following losses/gains included within other operating income (expenses), net, and within general and administrative expenses in our statement of income: gains from sale or insurance recovery of property and equipment; write-offs of property and equipment; impairment of long-lived assets and goodwill; reorganization and optimization plan expenses; and incremental compensation related to the modification of our 2008 long-term incentive plan.

We believe Adjusted EBITDA facilitates company-to-company operating performance comparisons by backing out potential differences caused by variations such as capital structures (affecting net interest expense and other financial charges), taxation (affecting income tax expense) and the age and book depreciation of facilities and equipment (affecting relative depreciation expense), which may vary for different companies for reasons unrelated to operating performance. Figure 11 of this earnings release include a reconciliation for Adjusted EBITDA. For more information, please see Adjusted EBITDA reconciliation in Note 9 of our quarter-end financial statements (6-K Form) filed today with the S.E.C.

About Arcos Dorados

Arcos Dorados is the world’s largest independent McDonald’s franchisee, operating the largest quick service restaurant chain in Latin America and the Caribbean. It has the exclusive right to own, operate and grant franchises of McDonald’s restaurants in 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries and territories with almost 2,300 restaurants, operated by the Company or by its sub-franchisees, that together employ over 100 thousand people (as of 03/31/2020). The Company is also committed to the development of the communities in which it operates, to providing young people their first formal job opportunities and to utilize its Scale for Good to achieve a positive environmental impact. Arcos Dorados is listed for trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ARCO).

First Quarter 2020 Consolidated Results

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

Figure 11. First Quarter 2020 Consolidated Results
(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share data)

For Three-Months ended

March 31,

2020

2019

REVENUES
Sales by Company-operated restaurants

587,537

695,384

Revenues from franchised restaurants

29,967

35,615

Total Revenues

617,504

730,999

OPERATING COSTS AND EXPENSES
Company-operated restaurant expenses:
Food and paper

(211,857)

(247,035)

Payroll and employee benefits

(134,199)

(142,056)

Occupancy and other operating expenses

(188,104)

(199,904)

Royalty fees

(34,124)

(39,329)

Franchised restaurants – occupancy expenses

(9,780)

(17,874)

General and administrative expenses

(48,798)

(52,359)

Other operating (expenses) income, net

2,223

(1,118)

Total operating costs and expenses

(624,639)

(699,675)

Operating income

(7,135)

31,324

Net interest expense

(14,396)

(12,446)

Gain (loss) from derivative instruments

(491)

769

Foreign currency exchange results

(28,387)

1,538

Other non-operating expenses, net

(46)

(85)

Income before income taxes

(50,455)

21,100

Income tax expense

(1,869)

(8,876)

Net income

(52,324)

12,224

Net income attributable to non-controlling interests

(8)

(59)

Net income attributable to Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc.

(52,332)

12,165

Earnings per share information ($ per share):
Basic net income per common share

-0.26

0.06

Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding-Basic

204,070,029

204,035,213

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation
Operating income

(7,135)

31,324

Depreciation and amortization

35,348

28,948

Operating charges excluded from EBITDA computation

310

347

Adjusted EBITDA

28,523

60,619

Adjusted EBITDA Margin as % of total revenues

4.6%

8.3%

 

First Quarter 2020 Consolidated Results – Excluding Venezuela

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

Figure 12. First Quarter 2020 Consolidated Results – Excluding Venezuela
(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share data)

For Three-Months ended

March 31,

2020

 

2019

REVENUES  
Sales by Company-operated restaurants

 

586,114

 

 

692,683

Revenues from franchised restaurants

 

29,793

 

 

35,260

Total Revenues

 

615,907

 

 

727,943

OPERATING COSTS AND EXPENSES  
Company-operated restaurant expenses:  
Food and paper

 

(211,472)

 

 

(247,265)

Payroll and employee benefits

 

(133,734)

 

 

(141,777)

Occupancy and other operating expenses

 

(187,076)

 

 

(198,654)

Royalty fees

 

(34,123)

 

 

(39,329)

Franchised restaurants – occupancy expenses

 

(9,627)

 

 

(17,748)

General and administrative expenses

 

(47,804)

 

 

(51,264)

Other operating (expenses) income, net

 

2,638

 

 

1,078

Total operating costs and expenses

 

(621,200)

 

 

(694,959)

Operating income

 

(5,292)

 

 

32,984

Net interest expense

 

(14,398)

 

 

(12,446)

Gain (loss) from derivative instruments

 

(491)

 

 

769

Foreign currency exchange results

 

(28,224)

 

 

1,447

Other non-operating expenses, net

 

(46)

 

 

(85)

Income before income taxes

 

(48,451)

 

 

22,669

Income tax expense

 

(1,867)

 

 

(8,072)

Net income

 

(50,318)

 

 

14,597

Net income attributable to non-controlling interests

 

(8)

 

 

(59)

Net income attributable to Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc.

 

(50,326)

 

 

14,538

Earnings per share information ($ per share):  
Basic net income per common share

$

(0.25)

 

$

0.07

Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding-Basic

 

204,070,029

 

 

204,035,213

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation  
Operating income

 

(5,292)

 

 

32,984

Depreciation and amortization

 

34,977

 

 

28,424

Operating charges excluded from EBITDA computation

 

328

 

 

347

Adjusted EBITDA

 

30,013

 

 

61,755

Adjusted EBITDA Margin as % of total revenues

 

4.9%

 

 

8.5%

   

First Quarter 2020 Results by Division

(In thousands of U.S. dollars)

Figure 13. First Quarter 2020 Consolidated Results by Division
(In thousands of U.S. dollars)
1Q
Three-Months ended   % Incr. Constant
March 31,   / Currency

2020

2019

 

(Decr)

Incr/(Decr)%

Revenues  
Brazil

284,382

340,764

 

-16.5%

-2.6%

Caribbean

89,195

97,694

 

-8.7%

n/a

Caribbean – Excl. Venezuela

87,599

94,638

 

-7.4%

-4.3%

NOLAD

96,052

99,356

 

-3.3%

-4.1%

SLAD

147,875

193,185

 

-23.5%

5.0%

TOTAL

617,504

730,999

 

-15.5%

n/a

TOTAL – Excl. Venezuela

615,907

727,943

 

-15.4%

-1.0%

   
   
Operating Income (loss)  
Brazil

11,088

32,093

 

-65.4%

-66.3%

Caribbean

(83)

(1,079)

 

-92.3%

n/a

Caribbean – Excl. Venezuela

1,760

581

 

203.2%

-30.5%

NOLAD

(978)

1,341

 

-173.0%

-265.6%

SLAD

(3,668)

11,714

 

-131.3%

-159.6%

Corporate and Other

(13,494)

(12,745)

 

-5.9%

-39.4%

TOTAL

(7,135)

31,324

 

-122.8%

n/a

TOTAL – Excl. Venezuela

(5,292)

32,984

 

-116.0%

-132.7%

   
   
Adjusted EBITDA  
Brazil

29,171

46,904

 

-37.8%

-31.6%

Caribbean

5,085

3,852

 

32.1%

n/a

Caribbean – Excl. Venezuela

6,575

4,988

 

31.8%

7.9%

NOLAD

5,092

6,748

 

-24.6%

-42.8%

SLAD

1,416

16,153

 

-91.2%

-106.4%

Corporate and Other

(12,241)

(13,038)

 

6.1%

-22.8%

TOTAL

28,523

60,619

 

-52.9%

n/a

TOTAL – Excl. Venezuela

30,013

61,755

 

-51.4%

-52.7%

   
   
Figure 14. Average Exchange Rate per Quarter*
Brazil   Mexico Argentina
1Q20

4.46

 

19.97

61.52

1Q19

3.77

 

19.20

39.00

* Local $ per 1 US$

Summarized Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands of U.S. dollars)

Figure 15. Summarized Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands of U.S. dollars)

March 31

December 31

2020

2019

ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents

142,043

121,880

Short-term investment

24

25

Accounts and notes receivable, net

53,955

99,862

Other current assets (1)

155,384

183,601

Total current assets

351,406

405,368

Non-current assets
Property and equipment, net

813,284

960,986

Net intangible assets and goodwill

37,230

43,044

Deferred income taxes

50,269

68,368

Derivative instruments

113,534

57,828

Leases right of use assets, net

774,957

922,165

Other non-current assets (2)

75,863

99,926

Total non-current assets

1,865,137

2,152,317

Total assets

2,216,543

2,557,685

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities
Accounts payable

165,179

259,577

Taxes payable (3)

74,004

123,805

Accrued payroll and other liabilities

98,279

86,379

Other current liabilities (4)

20,452

27,068

Provision for contingencies

1,908

2,035

Financial debt (5)

141,774

26,436

Operating lease liabilities

55,663

70,147

Total current liabilities

557,259

595,447

Non-current liabilities
Accrued payroll and other liabilities

18,445

23,497

Provision for contingencies

20,301

24,123

Financial debt (6)

619,959

627,173

Deferred income taxes

4,068

4,297

Operating lease liabilities

735,085

861,582

Total non-current liabilities

1,397,858

1,540,672

Total liabilities

1,955,117

2,136,119

Equity
Class A shares of common stock

383,204

383,204

Class B shares of common stock

132,915

132,915

Additional paid-in capital

13,965

13,375

Retained earnings

396,083

471,149

Accumulated other comprehensive losses

-605,132

(519,505)

Common stock in treasury

-60,000

(60,000)

Total Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc shareholders’ equity

261,035

421,138

Non-controlling interest in subsidiaries

391

428

Total equity

261,426

421,566

Total liabilities and equity

2,216,543

2,557,685

(1) Includes “Other receivables”, “Inventories”, “Prepaid expenses and other current assets”, and “McDonald’s Corporation’s indemnification for contingencies”.

(2) Includes “Miscellaneous”, “Collateral deposits”, and “McDonald´s Corporation indemnification for contingencies”.

(3) Includes “Income taxes payable” and “Other taxes payable”.

(4) Includes “Royalties payable to McDonald´s Corporation” and “Interest payable”.

(5) Includes “Short-term debt”, “Current portion of long-term debt” and “Derivative instruments”.

(6) Includes “Long-term debt, excluding current portion” and “Derivative instruments”.