Dunkin’ Brands Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

Flat Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. comparable store sales growth – Baskin-Robbins U.S. comparable store sales decline of 2.4%

Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts (DD) and Baskin-Robbins (BR), today reported results for the first quarter ended April 1, 2017.

“In the first quarter of 2017, we achieved mid-single digit operating income growth and double-digit earnings per share growth. While our Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. comparable stores sales were flat in the quarter, these results, delivered against an increasingly-challenging environment for retail and restaurants, demonstrate the benefits of our asset-light, 100-percent franchised business model,” said Nigel Travis, Dunkin’ Brands Chairman and CEO. “Going forward, we will continue to execute against our six-part strategy designed to drive growth and long-term competitive differentiation by positioning Dunkin’ as a beverage-led, to-go brand. Our goal is to ensure that Dunkin’ is a place of positive transition in our guests’ lives, the place that energizes them and sends them on their way to make the most of their day.”

“We are updating our fiscal year 2017 earnings per share guidance to reflect a new accounting standard for share-based compensation, which requires us to change how we present certain items in our financial statements,” said Kate Jaspon, acting Chief Financial Officer, Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. “While our updated guidance reflects the realized benefit to our earnings in the first quarter, it does not reflect any potential future material impact as a result of the new accounting standard.”

FIRST QUARTER 2017 KEY FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

($ in millions, except per share data)

Three months ended

Increase (Decrease)

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April 1,
2017

March 26,
2016

$ / #

%

Financial data:

Revenues

$

190.7

189.8

0.9

0.5

%

Operating income

91.3

85.3

6.0

7.0

%

Operating income margin

47.9

%

45.0

%

Adjusted operating income1

$

96.7

91.2

5.4

5.9

%

Adjusted operating income margin1

50.7

%

48.1

%

Net income2

$

47.5

37.2

10.3

27.8

%

Adjusted net income1

50.7

40.7

10.0

24.6

%

Earnings per share:

Common–basic2

0.52

0.41

0.11

26.8

%

Common–diluted2

0.51

0.40

0.11

27.5

%

Diluted adjusted earnings per share1

0.54

0.44

0.10

22.7

%

Weighted average number of common shares – diluted (in millions)2

93.1

92.6

0.5

0.5

%

Systemwide sales3

$

2,529.9

2,418.6

111.3

4.6

%

Comparable store sales growth (decline):

DD U.S.

%

2.0

%

BR U.S.

(2.4)

%

5.0

%

DD International

(0.2)

%

(2.3)

%

BR International

(2.0)

%

(8.2)

%

Development data:

Consolidated global net POD development4

29

114

(85)

(74.6)

%

DD global PODs at period end

12,287

11,833

454

3.8

%

BR global PODs at period end

7,822

7,638

184

2.4

%

Consolidated global PODs at period end

20,109

19,471

638

3.3

%

1 Adjusted operating income, adjusted operating income margin, and adjusted net income are non-GAAP measures reflecting operating income and net income adjusted for amortization of intangible assets, long-lived asset impairments, impairment of our equity method investments, and certain other items, net of the tax impact of such adjustments in the case of adjusted net income. Diluted adjusted earnings per share is a non-GAAP measure calculated using adjusted net income. See “Non-GAAP Measures and Statistical Data” and “Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. Non-GAAP Reconciliations” for further detail.

2 In the first quarter of 2017, the Company adopted Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-09, Compensation–Stock Compensation: Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting (“ASU 2016-09”), as issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board. As required by the updated accounting standard, excess tax benefits or deficiencies are now recorded to the provision for income taxes in the consolidated statements of operations, on a prospective basis, instead of additional paid-in capital in the consolidated balance sheets. See “Adoption of New Accounting Standard” for further detail.

3 Systemwide sales include sales at franchisee- and company-operated restaurants, including joint ventures. While we do not record sales by franchisees, licensees, or joint ventures as revenue, and such sales are not included in our consolidated financial statements, we believe that this operating measure is important in obtaining an understanding of our financial performance. We believe systemwide sales information aids in understanding how we derive royalty revenue and in evaluating our performance relative to competitors.

4 Consolidated global net POD development for the three months ended March 26, 2016 reflects the previously-announced closing of 2 self-serve coffee stations within Speedway locations.

Global systemwide sales growth in the first quarter was primarily attributable to global store development.

Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. comparable store sales in the first quarter were flat as an increase in average ticket was offset by a decline in traffic. Breakfast sandwich sales increased driven by value messaging around wake-up wraps and core sandwiches such as egg and cheese. Beverage sales were driven by the iced coffee category as Cold Brew sales continue to grow.

Baskin-Robbins U.S. comparable store sales were negative during the first quarter driven by a decline in traffic offset by increased average ticket. Sales of cups and cones increased due to increased sales of scoops and the Warm Cookie Sandwich platform. Sales of take-home pints also increased during the first quarter. Sales of beverages, soft serve, and sundaes declined during the quarter.

In the first quarter, Dunkin’ Brands franchisees and licensees opened 29 net new restaurants around the globe. This included 56 net new Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. locations and 1 net new Baskin-Robbins U.S. location, offset by the net closure of 27 Dunkin’ Donuts International locations and 1 Baskin-Robbins International location. Additionally, Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. franchisees remodeled 81 restaurants and Baskin-Robbins U.S. franchisees remodeled 36 restaurants during the quarter.

Revenues for the first quarter increased $0.9 million, or 0.5%, compared to the prior year period due primarily to increased royalty income as a result of systemwide sales growth, as well as an increase in rental income due to an increase in the number of leases for franchised locations. These increases in revenues were offset by a decrease in sales at company-operated restaurants as there were no company-operated points of distribution during the first quarter of 2017 compared to 41 company-operated points of distribution in the prior year period.

Operating income and adjusted operating income for the first quarter increased $6.0 million, or 7.0%, and $5.4 million, or 5.9%, respectively, from the prior year period primarily as a result of the increase in royalty income. Additionally, the prior year period was unfavorably impacted by the operating results of company-operated restaurants. These increases in operating income and adjusted operating income were offset by a gain recognized in connection with the sale of real estate in the prior year period.

Net income and adjusted net income for the first quarter increased by $10.3 million, or 27.8%, and $10.0 million, or 24.6%, respectively, compared to the prior year period primarily as a result of the increases in operating income and adjusted operating income, as well as a decrease in income tax expense. The decrease in tax expense was driven by $6.1 million of excess tax benefits from share-based compensation, which are now included in the provision for income taxes as a result of the required adoption of a new accounting standard in the current quarter. Previously excess tax benefits were recorded within equity on the balance sheet.

Diluted earnings per share and diluted adjusted earnings per share for the first quarter increased by 27.5% to $0.51 and 22.7% to $0.54, respectively, compared to the prior year period as a result of the increases in net income and adjusted net income, respectively, offset by an increase in shares outstanding. The increase in shares outstanding from the prior year period was due primarily to the exercise of stock options and the new accounting standard adopted in the current quarter, offset by the repurchase of shares since the first quarter of 2016. Excluding the impact of excess tax benefits, diluted earnings per share and diluted adjusted earnings per share would have been $0.06 lower.

FIRST QUARTER 2017 SEGMENT RESULTS

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Increase (Decrease)

Dunkin’ Donuts U.S.

April 1,
2017

March 26,
2016

$ / #

%

($ in thousands except as otherwise noted)

Revenues:

Royalty income

$

107,175

101,523

5,652

5.6

%

Franchise fees

9,243

7,068

2,175

30.8

%

Rental income

23,524

22,385

1,139

5.1

%

Sales at company-operated restaurants

5,670

(5,670)

(100.0)

%

Other revenues

2,020

2,167

(147)

(6.8)

%

Total revenues

$

141,962

138,813

3,149

2.3

%

Segment profit

$

107,974

100,444

7,530

7.5

%

Comparable store sales growth

%

2.0

%

Systemwide sales (in millions)1

$

1,957.1

1,865.3

91.9

4.9

%

Points of distribution

8,884

8,500

384

4.5

%

Gross openings

84

93

(9)

(9.7)

%

Net openings2

56

69

(13)

(18.8)

%

1 Systemwide sales include sales at franchisee- and company-operated restaurants, including joint ventures. We do not record sales by franchisees, licensees, or joint ventures as revenue and such sales are not included in our consolidated financial statements. See “Non-GAAP Measures and Statistical Data” for further detail.

2 Net openings for the three months ended March 26, 2016 reflect the previously-announced closing of 2 self-serve coffee stations within Speedway locations.

Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. first quarter revenues of $142.0 million represented an increase of 2.3% compared to the prior year period. The increase was primarily a result of increases in royalty income driven by systemwide sales growth, franchise fees due to an increase in renewal income, and rental income driven by an increase in the number of leases for franchised locations. The increases in revenues were offset by a decline in sales at company-operated restaurants as there were no company-operated points of distribution in the first quarter of 2017.

Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. segment profit in the first quarter increased to $108.0 million, an increase of $7.5 million over the prior year period, driven primarily by the increases in royalty income and franchise fees. Additionally, the prior year period was unfavorably impacted by the operating results of company-operated restaurants. The increases in segment profit were offset by a gain recognized in connection with the sale of real estate in the prior year period.

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Three months ended

Increase (Decrease)

Dunkin’ Donuts International

April 1,
2017

March 26,
2016

$ / #

%

($ in thousands except as otherwise noted)

Revenues:

Royalty income

$

4,412

4,240

172

4.1

%

Franchise fees

895

2,890

(1,995)

(69.0)

%

Other revenues

(12)

120

(132)

(110.0)

%

Total revenues

$

5,295

7,250

(1,955)

(27.0)

%

Segment profit

$

1,889

3,758

(1,869)

(49.7)

%

Comparable store sales decline

(0.2)

%

(2.3)

%

Systemwide sales (in millions)1

$

174.9

167.5

7.4

4.4

%

Points of distribution

3,403

3,333

70

2.1

%

Gross openings

82

85

(3)

(3.5)

%

Net openings (closings)

(27)

14

(41)

(292.9)

%

1 Systemwide sales include sales at franchisee- and company-operated restaurants, including joint ventures. We do not record sales by franchisees, licensees, or joint ventures as revenue and such sales are not included in our consolidated financial statements. See “Non-GAAP Measures and Statistical Data” for further detail.

Dunkin’ Donuts International first quarter systemwide sales increased 4.4% from the prior year period driven primarily by sales growth in Asia, the Middle East, and South America, offset by a decline in South Korea. Sales in South Korea and South America were positively impacted by favorable foreign exchange rates, while sales in Asia were negatively impacted by unfavorable foreign exchange rates. On a constant currency basis, systemwide sales increased by approximately 3%.

Dunkin’ Donuts International first quarter revenues of $5.3 million represented a decrease of 27.0% from the prior year period. The decrease in revenues was primarily a result of a decline in franchise fees as the prior year period included a significant market development fee recognized upon entry into a new market.

Segment profit for Dunkin’ Donuts International decreased $1.9 million to $1.9 million in the first quarter primarily as a result of the decrease in revenues.

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Increase (Decrease)

Baskin-Robbins U.S.

April 1,
2017

March 26,
2016

$ / #

%

($ in thousands except as otherwise noted)

Revenues:

Royalty income

$

6,684

6,223

461

7.4

%

Franchise fees

135

346

(211)

(61.0)

%

Rental income

784

713

71

10.0

%

Sales of ice cream and other products

526

571

(45)

(7.9)

%

Other revenues

2,418

2,708

(290)

(10.7)

%

Total revenues

$

10,547

10,561

(14)

(0.1)

%

Segment profit

$

7,337

7,300

37

0.5

%

Comparable store sales growth (decline)

(2.4)

%

5.0

%

Systemwide sales (in millions)1

$

129.1

129.9

(0.8)

(0.6)

%

Points of distribution

2,539

2,518

21

0.8

%

Gross openings

13

10

3

30.0

%

Net openings (closings)

1

(11)

12

n/m

1 Systemwide sales include sales at franchisee- and company-operated restaurants, including joint ventures. We do not record sales by franchisees, licensees, or joint ventures as revenue and such sales are not included in our consolidated financial statements. See “Non-GAAP Measures and Statistical Data” for further detail.

Baskin-Robbins U.S. first quarter revenues and segment profit of $10.5 million and $7.3 million, respectively, remained consistent with the prior year period as decreases in other revenues and franchise fees were offset by an increase in royalty income.

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Increase (Decrease)

Baskin-Robbins International

April 1,
2017

March 26,
2016

$ / #

%

($ in thousands except as otherwise noted)

Revenues:

Royalty income

$

1,431

1,380

51

3.7

%

Franchise fees

94

113

(19)

(16.8)

%

Rental income

114

106

8

7.5

%

Sales of ice cream and other products

24,404

25,063

(659)

(2.6)

%

Other revenues

45

172

(127)

(73.8)

%

Total revenues

$

26,088

26,834

(746)

(2.8)

%

Segment profit

$

7,979

8,384

(405)

(4.8)

%

Comparable store sales decline

(2.0)

%

(8.2)

%

Systemwide sales (in millions)1

$

268.8

255.9

12.9

5.0

%

Points of distribution

5,283

5,120

163

3.2

%

Gross openings

104

115

(11)

(9.6)

%

Net openings (closings)

(1)

42

(43)

(102.4)

%

1 Systemwide sales include sales at franchisee- and company-operated restaurants, including joint ventures. We do not record sales by franchisees, licensees, or joint ventures as revenue and such sales are not included in our consolidated financial statements. See “Non-GAAP Measures and Statistical Data” for further detail.

Baskin-Robbins International systemwide sales increased 5.0% in the first quarter compared to the prior year period driven by sales growth in South Korea, Asia, and Canada, offset by declines in the Middle East and Japan. Sales in both South Korea and Japan were positively impacted by favorable foreign exchange rates. On a constant currency basis, systemwide sales increased by approximately 3%.

Baskin-Robbins International first quarter revenues decreased 2.8% from the prior year period to $26.1 million due primarily to a decrease in sales of ice cream products to our licensees in the Middle East. Systemwide sales and sales of ice cream products are not directly correlated within a given period due to the lag between shipment of products to licensees and retail sales at franchised restaurants, as well as the overall timing of deliveries between fiscal quarters.

First quarter segment profit decreased 4.8% from the prior year period to $8.0 million as a result of a decrease in net margin on ice cream driven by the decrease in sales.

COMPANY UPDATES

  • The Company today announced that the Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.3225 per share, payable on June 14, 2017, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 5, 2017.

FISCAL YEAR 2017 TARGETS
As described below, the Company is updating and reiterating certain targets regarding its 2017 performance:

  • The Company continues to expect low single digit comparable store sales growth for Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. and Baskin-Robbins U.S.
  • The Company continues to expect Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. franchisees to add approximately 385 net new restaurants. It continues to expect Baskin-Robbins U.S. franchisees to add approximately 10 net new restaurants.
  • Internationally, the Company continues to expect franchisees and licensees to add approximately 200 net new restaurants across the two brands.
  • The Company continues to expect low-to-mid single digit revenue growth on both a 52- and 53-week basis (fiscal year 2016 was a 53-week year).
  • The Company continues to expect mid-to-high single digit GAAP operating income growth and adjusted operating income growth on both a 52- and 53-week basis.
  • The Company now expects GAAP diluted earnings per share of $2.22 to $2.30 (previously it expected $2.16 to $2.24) and diluted adjusted earnings per share of $2.40 to $2.43 (previously it expected $2.34 to $2.37), which are inclusive of the $0.06 of tax benefits recognized in the first quarter as a result of the adoption of a new accounting standard. This guidance excludes any potential future impact from material excess tax benefits in subsequent quarters of 2017.
  • The Company expects full-year weighted-average shares outstanding of approximately 93 million and a 36.5 percent effective tax rate, which amounts are inclusive of the impact of the excess tax benefit recognized in the first quarter. The $6.1 million excess tax benefit recognized in the first quarter reduced the expected full-year effective tax rate by approximately 200 basis points.

The foregoing non-GAAP forward-looking financial measures are reconciled from the respective measures determined under GAAP in the attached tables “Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries Non-GAAP Reconciliations.”

Adoption of New Accounting Standard
The Company adopted ASU 2016-09 in the first quarter of 2017, which simplifies several aspects of accounting for share-based payment transactions, including excess tax benefits and classification in the statements of cash flows. The adoption resulted in a $6.1 million reduction to the provision for income taxes for the first quarter of 2017, or a 9.2 percentage point decrease in our effective tax rate for the first quarter of 2017, due to the recognition of excess tax benefits related to share-based compensation. As a result, basic and diluted EPS and diluted adjusted EPS increased by approximately $0.06 in the first quarter of 2017. Prior periods have not been revised to reflect excess tax benefits in earnings, as only prospective application is permitted. Excess tax benefits will vary in future periods, as such amounts are dependent on the number of employee stock options exercised and fluctuations in the Company’s stock price. Additionally, the diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the first quarter of 2017 excludes excess tax benefits from the assumed proceeds available to repurchase shares under the treasury stock method, which did not have a material impact in the first quarter of 2017. The adoption of ASU 2016-09 had no impact on cash paid for income taxes.

Non-GAAP Measures and Statistical Data

In addition to the GAAP financial measures set forth in this press release, the Company has included certain non-GAAP measurements such as adjusted operating income, adjusted operating income margin, adjusted operating income growth, adjusted net income, and diluted adjusted earnings per share, which present operating results on a basis adjusted for certain items. The Company uses these non-GAAP measures as key performance measures for the purpose of evaluating performance internally. We also believe these non-GAAP measures provide our investors with useful information regarding our historical operating results. These non-GAAP measures are not intended to replace the presentation of our financial results in accordance with GAAP. Use of the terms adjusted operating income, adjusted operating income margin, adjusted operating income growth, adjusted net income, and diluted adjusted earnings per share may differ from similar measures reported by other companies. These non-GAAP measures are reconciled from the respective measures determined under GAAP in the attached tables “Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries Non-GAAP Reconciliations.”

Additionally, the Company has included metrics such as systemwide sales and comparable store sales growth, which are commonly used statistical measures in the quick service restaurant industry and are important to understanding the Company’s performance.

Systemwide sales include sales at franchisee- and company-operated restaurants, including joint ventures. While we do not record sales by franchisees, licensees, or joint ventures as revenue, and such sales are not included in our consolidated financial statements, we believe that this operating measure is important in obtaining an understanding of our financial performance. We believe systemwide sales information aids in understanding how we derive royalty revenue and in evaluating our performance relative to competitors.

The Company uses “DD U.S. comparable store sales growth” and “BR U.S. comparable store sales growth,” which are calculated by including only sales from franchisee- and company-operated restaurants that have been open at least 78 weeks and that have reported sales in the current and comparable prior year week.

The Company uses “DD International comparable store sales growth” and “BR International comparable store sales growth,” which generally represents the growth in local currency average monthly sales for franchisee-operated restaurants, including joint ventures, that have been open at least 13 months and that have reported sales in the current and comparable prior year month.

About Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc.

With more than 20,000 points of distribution in more than 60 countries worldwide, Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) is one of the world’s leading franchisors of quick service restaurants (QSR) serving hot and cold coffee and baked goods, as well as hard-serve ice cream. At the end of the first quarter 2017, Dunkin’ Brands’ 100 percent franchised business model included more than 12,200 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants and more than 7,800 Baskin-Robbins restaurants. Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. is headquartered in Canton, Mass.

DUNKIN’ BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

Three months ended

April 1,
2017

March 26,
2016

Revenues:

Franchise fees and royalty income

$

130,069

123,783

Rental income

24,422

23,225

Sales of ice cream and other products

25,297

25,891

Sales at company-operated restaurants

5,670

Other revenues

10,884

11,207

Total revenues

190,672

189,776

Operating costs and expenses:

Occupancy expenses—franchised restaurants

14,138

13,196

Cost of ice cream and other products

16,922

17,234

Company-operated restaurant expenses

6,493

General and administrative expenses, net

61,235

61,195

Depreciation

5,084

5,133

Amortization of other intangible assets

5,327

5,761

Long-lived asset impairment charges

47

93

Total operating costs and expenses

102,753

109,105

Net income of equity method investments

2,819

2,964

Other operating income, net

555

1,698

Operating income

91,293

85,333

Other income (expense), net:

Interest income

321

149

Interest expense

(24,871)

(24,881)

Other income (loss), net

187

(370)

Total other expense, net

(24,363)

(25,102)

Income before income taxes

66,930

60,231

Provision for income taxes(a)

19,463

23,077

Net income

$

47,467

37,154

Earnings per share—basic

$

0.52

0.41

Earnings per share—diluted

0.51

0.40

(a) In the first quarter of 2017, the Company adopted ASU 2016-09. As required by the update, excess tax benefits or deficiencies are now recorded to the provision for income taxes in the consolidated statements of operations, on a prospective basis, instead of additional paid-in capital in the consolidated balance sheets. As a result, the Company recognized $6.1 million of excess tax benefits from share-based compensation in the consolidated statements of operations during the three months ended April 1, 2017.

DUNKIN’ BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

April 1,
2017

December 31,
2016

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

323,174

361,425

Restricted cash

74,339

69,746

Accounts, notes, and other receivables, net

70,992

85,184

Other current assets

107,330

90,003

Total current assets

575,835

606,358

Property and equipment, net

172,658

176,662

Equity method investments

123,247

114,738

Goodwill and other intangible assets, net

2,261,626

2,266,992

Other assets

62,685

62,632

Total assets

$

3,196,051

3,227,382

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Deficit

Current liabilities:

Current portion of long-term debt

$

25,000

25,000

Accounts payable

13,974

12,682

Other current liabilities

318,732

386,519

Total current liabilities

357,706

424,201

Long-term debt, net

2,397,358

2,401,998

Deferred income taxes, net

457,568

461,810

Other long-term liabilities

102,416

102,631

Total long-term liabilities

2,957,342

2,966,439

Total stockholders’ deficit

(118,997)

(163,258)

Total liabilities and stockholders’ deficit

$

3,196,051

3,227,382

DUNKIN’ BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

Three months ended

April 1,
2017

March 26,
2016

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities(a)

$

(9,924)

22,827

Cash flows from investing activities:

Additions to property and equipment

(2,157)

(3,184)

Proceeds from sale of real estate

2,645

Other, net

(98)

80

Net cash used in investing activities

(2,255)

(459)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Repayment of long-term debt

(6,250)

(6,250)

Dividends paid on common stock

(29,621)

(27,395)

Repurchases of common stock, including accelerated share repurchases

(30,000)

Exercise of stock options

14,807

1,086

Other, net

(645)

(1,122)

Net cash used in financing activities(a)

(21,709)

(63,681)

Effect of exchange rates on cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash(a)

219

170

Decrease in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

(33,669)

(41,143)

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, beginning of period(a)

431,832

333,115

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, end of period(a)

$

398,163

291,972

(a) Changes in restricted cash that have historically been included within operating and financing activities have been eliminated, and restricted cash is combined with cash and cash equivalents when reconciling the beginning and end of period balances. Additionally, the impact of excess tax benefits from share-based compensation have been reclassified from financing activities to operating activities. These changes were made based on the adoption of new accounting standards. The prior period has been revised to conform to the current period presentation for all such changes.

DUNKIN’ BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Non-GAAP Reconciliations

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

Three months ended

April 1,
2017

March 26,
2016

Operating income

$

91,293

85,333

Operating income margin

47.9

%

45.0

%

Adjustments:

Amortization of other intangible assets

$

5,327

5,761

Long-lived asset impairment charges

47

93

Transaction-related costs(a)

55

Adjusted operating income

$

96,667

91,242

Adjusted operating income margin

50.7

%

48.1

%

Net income

$

47,467

37,154

Adjustments:

Amortization of other intangible assets

5,327

5,761

Long-lived asset impairment charges

47

93

Transaction-related costs(a)

55

Tax impact of adjustments(b)

(2,150)

(2,364)

Adjusted net income

$

50,691

40,699

Adjusted net income

$

50,691

40,699

Weighted average number of common shares – diluted

93,120,231

92,618,269

Diluted adjusted earnings per share

$

0.54

0.44

(a) Represents non-capitalizable costs incurred as a result of the securitized financing facility.

(b) Tax impact of adjustments calculated at a 40% effective tax rate.

DUNKIN’ BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Non-GAAP Reconciliations (continued)

(Unaudited)

Fiscal year ended

December 30, 2017

Low

High

(projected,
52 weeks)

(projected,
52 weeks)

Diluted earnings per share

$

2.22

2.30

Adjustments:

Amortization of other intangible assets

0.24

0.23

Long-lived asset impairment charges

0.04

Transaction-related costs(a)

0.01

Bertico and related litigation

0.01

(0.01)

Tax impact of adjustments(b)

(0.12)

(0.09)

Diluted adjusted earnings per share

$

2.40

2.43

(a) Represents non-capitalizable costs incurred as a result of the securitized financing facility.

(b) Tax impact of adjustments calculated at a 40% effective tax rate.