Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc.
CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP, INC. (Form: 10-Q, Received: 11/09/2007 14:31:49)
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 


FORM 10-Q

 


 

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

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2007

OR

 

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 or 15 (d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Commission File Number: 001-33174

 


CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   16-1287774

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

968 James Street

Syracuse, New York

  13203
(Address of principal executive office)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (315) 424-0513

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class:

 

Name on each exchange on which registered:

Common Stock, Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc.,

par value $.01 per share

  The NASDAQ Global Market

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None

Commission File Number: 0-25629

 


CARROLS CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   16-0958146

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

968 James Street

Syracuse, New York

  13203
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number including area code: (315) 424-0513

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: None

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None

 


Carrols Corporation meets the conditions set forth in General Instruction H(1)(a) and (b) of Form 10-Q and is therefore filing this form with reduced disclosure format pursuant to General Instruction H(2) of Form 10-Q.

Indicate by check mark whether either of the registrants (1) have filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant were required to file such reports), and (2) have been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

Yes   x     No   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrants are large accelerated filers, accelerated filers, or non-accelerated filers. See definition of “accelerated filer” and “large accelerated filer” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act, (Check one):

Large accelerated filers   ¨             Accelerated filers   ¨             Non-accelerated filers   x

Indicate by check mark whether either of the registrants are shell companies (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act) Yes   ¨     No   x

As of November 2, 2007, Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. had 21,550,827 shares of its common stock, $.01 par value outstanding. As of November 2, 2007, all outstanding equity securities of Carrols Corporation, which consisted of 10 shares of its common stock, were owned by Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc.

 



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CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.

FORM 10-Q

QUARTER ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2007

 

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PART I

   FINANCIAL INFORMATION   

Item 1

  

Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. and Subsidiary - Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited):

  
  

Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006

   3
  

Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2007 and 2006

   4
  

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2007 and 2006

   5
  

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

   6
  

Carrols Corporation and Subsidiaries - Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited):

  
  

Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006

   17
  

Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2007 and 2006

   18
  

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2007 and 2006

   19
  

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

   20

Item 2

  

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

   40

Item 3

  

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

   56

Item 4

  

Controls and Procedures

   57

PART II

   OTHER INFORMATION   

Item 1

  

Legal Proceedings

   57

Item 1A

  

Risk Factors

   57

Item 2

  

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

   57

Item 3

  

Default Upon Senior Securities

   57

Item 4

  

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

   57

Item 5

  

Other Information

   57

Item 6

  

Exhibits

   58

 

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PART I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1—INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands of dollars, except share and per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

     September 30,     December 31,  
     2007     2006  
ASSETS     

Current assets:

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 7,622     $ 3,939  

Trade and other receivables

     4,720       5,364  

Inventories

     4,939       4,677  

Prepaid rent

     2,755       4,130  

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     6,990       5,367  

Refundable income taxes

     —         2,806  

Deferred income taxes

     4,549       4,539  
                

Total current assets

     31,575       30,822  

Property and equipment, net

     195,121       182,742  

Franchise rights, net (Note 4)

     80,856       83,268  

Goodwill (Note 4)

     124,934       124,934  

Intangible assets, net (Note 4)

     959       1,175  

Franchise agreements, at cost less accumulated amortization of $5,562 and $5,431, respectively

     5,683       5,793  

Deferred income taxes

     11,445       11,136  

Other assets

     12,181       12,989  
                

Total assets

   $ 462,754     $ 452,859  
                
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT     

Current liabilities:

    

Current portion of long-term debt (Note 5)

   $ 1,654     $ 2,477  

Accounts payable

     21,068       17,860  

Accrued interest

     3,539       7,861  

Accrued payroll, related taxes and benefits

     17,670       18,445  

Accrued income taxes payable

     331       —    

Accrued real estate taxes

     4,037       4,102  

Other liabilities

     11,791       10,623  
                

Total current liabilities

     60,090       61,368  

Long-term debt, net of current portion (Note 5)

     300,881       297,432  

Lease financing obligations (Note 9)

     54,393       58,571  

Deferred income—sale-leaseback of real estate

     30,428       31,391  

Accrued postretirement benefits (Note 8)

     6,948       6,370  

Other liabilities (Note 7)

     23,196       23,494  
                

Total liabilities

     475,936       478,626  

Commitments and contingencies (Note 12)

    

Stockholders’ deficit:

    

Preferred stock, par value $.01; authorized 20,000,000 shares, issued and outstanding--none

     —         —    

Voting common stock, par value $.01; authorized 100,000,000 shares, issued and outstanding—21,550,827 shares at both dates

     216       216  

Additional paid-in capital

     (2,061 )     (3,108 )

Accumulated deficit

     (10,195 )     (21,733 )

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

     (1,001 )     (1,001 )

Treasury stock, at cost

     (141 )     (141 )
                

Total stockholders’ deficit

     (13,182 )     (25,767 )
                

Total liabilities and stockholders’ deficit

   $ 462,754     $ 452,859  
                

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

 

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CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2007 AND 2006

(In thousands of dollars, except share and per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

     Three months ended September 30,     Nine months ended September 30,  
     2007     2006     2007     2006  

Revenues:

        

Restaurant sales

   $ 203,181     $ 189,254     $ 591,164     $ 561,719  

Franchise royalty revenues and fees

     328       343       997       1,002  
                                

Total revenues

     203,509       189,597       592,161       562,721  
                                
        

Costs and expenses:

        

Cost of sales

     58,866       53,000       169,062       158,299  

Restaurant wages and related expenses (including stock- based compensation expense of $45, $0, $121 and $0, respectively)

     59,519       55,047       174,029       164,007  

Restaurant rent expense

     11,101       9,004       32,687       27,183  

Other restaurant operating expenses

     30,276       28,577       86,230       82,466  

Advertising expense

     7,458       6,608       24,442       20,768  

General and administrative (including stock-based compensation expense of $314, $0, $ 947 and $0, respectively)

     12,327       11,841       38,778       36,192  

Depreciation and amortization

     8,107       8,397       23,685       25,177  

Impairment losses (Note 3)

     1,810       588       1,879       832  

Other income (Note 10)

     (303 )     (1,389 )     (650 )     (1,389 )
                                

Total operating expenses

     189,161       171,673       550,142       513,535  
                                

Income from operations

     14,348       17,924       42,019       49,186  

Interest expense

     7,690       10,216       23,647       34,616  

Loss on extinguishment of debt (Note 5)

     —         —         1,485       —    
                                

Income before income taxes

     6,658       7,708       16,887       14,570  

Provision for income taxes (Note 6)

     1,795       2,580       5,349       4,828  
                                

Net income

   $ 4,863     $ 5,128     $ 11,538     $ 9,742  
                                

Basic and diluted net income per share (Note 13)

   $ 0.23     $ 0.32     $ 0.54     $ 0.61  
                                

Basic weighted average common shares outstanding (Note 13)

     21,550,827       15,887,186       21,550,827       15,892,329  

Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding (Note 13)

     21,555,020       15,887,186       21,559,524       15,892,329  

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

 

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CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2007 AND 2006

(In thousands of dollars)

(Unaudited)

 

     2007     2006  

Cash flows provided from operating activities:

    

Net income

   $ 11,538     $ 9,742  

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

    

Gain on disposals of property and equipment

     (57 )     —    

Stock-based compensation expense

     1,068       —    

Depreciation and amortization

     23,685       25,177  

Amortization of deferred financing costs

     940       1,098  

Amortization of unearned purchase discounts

     (1,616 )     (1,616 )

Amortization of deferred gains from sale-leaseback transactions

     (1,460 )     (897 )

Impairment losses

     1,879       832  

Gain on settlements of lease financing obligations

     (163 )     (120 )

Accretion of interest on lease financing obligations

     397       281  

Deferred income taxes

     (319 )     159  

Loss on extinguishment of debt

     1,485       —    

Changes in other operating assets and liabilities

     3,987       2,196  
                

Net cash provided from operating activities

     41,364       36,852  
                

Cash flows used for investing activities:

    

Capital expenditures:

    

New restaurant development

     (26,241 )     (20,370 )

Restaurant remodeling

     (5,850 )     (4,885 )

Other restaurant capital expenditures

     (6,825 )     (5,478 )

Corporate and restaurant information systems

     (1,840 )     (1,324 )
                

Total capital expenditures

     (40,756 )     (32,057 )

Properties purchased for sale-leaseback

     (2,461 )     (2,663 )

Proceeds from sale-leaseback transactions

     7,036       31,693  

Proceeds from sales of other properties

     1,623       —    
                

Net cash used for investing activities

     (34,558 )     (3,027 )
                

Cash flows used for financing activities:

    

Repayment of term loans under prior credit facility

     (118,400 )     —    

Borrowings on revolving credit facility

     45,500       —    

Repayments on revolving credit facility

     (44,300 )     —    

Proceeds from new senior credit facility

     120,000       —    

Scheduled principal payments on term loans

     —         (1,650 )

Principal pre-payments on term loans

     —         (23,200 )

Principal payments on capital leases

     (262 )     (305 )

Expenses from initial public offering

     (21 )     —    

Financing costs associated with issuance of debt

     (1,228 )     —    

Settlement of lease financing obligations

     (4,412 )     (15,215 )
                

Net cash used for financing activities

     (3,123 )     (40,370 )
                

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     3,683       (6,545 )

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

     3,939       9,331  
                

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

   $ 7,622     $ 2,786  
                

Supplemental disclosures:

    

Interest paid on long-term debt

   $ 22,932     $ 24,752  

Interest paid on lease financing obligations

   $ 3,700     $ 8,665  

Increase (decrease) in accruals for capital expenditures

   $ (348 )   $ 601  

Income taxes paid, net

   $ 3,064     $ 2,753  

Non-cash reduction of assets under lease financing obligations due to lease amendments

   $ —       $ 24,707  

Non-cash reduction of lease financing obligations due to lease amendments

   $ —       $ 37,544  

Capital lease obligations incurred

   $ 88     $ —    

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

 

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CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(in thousands of dollars except share and per share amounts)

1. Basis of Presentation

Basis of Consolidation. The unaudited consolidated financial statements presented herein include the accounts of Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (“Carrols Restaurant Group” or the “Company”) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Carrols Corporation (“Carrols”). Carrols Restaurant Group is a holding company and conducts all of its operations through Carrols and its wholly-owned subsidiaries. Unless the context otherwise requires, Carrols Restaurant Group, Carrols and the direct and indirect subsidiaries of Carrols are collectively referred to as the “Company.” All intercompany transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

The difference between the consolidated financial statements of Carrols Restaurant Group and Carrols is primarily due to additional rent expense of approximately $6 per year for Carrols Restaurant Group and the composition of stockholders’ deficit.

Business Description. At September 30, 2007 the Company operated, as franchisee, 325 quick-service restaurants under the trade name “Burger King” in 12 Northeastern, Midwestern and Southeastern states. At September 30, 2007, the Company also owned and operated 83 Pollo Tropical restaurants of which 80 were located in Florida and three were located in the New York City metropolitan area and franchised a total of 27 Pollo Tropical restaurants, consisting of 23 in Puerto Rico, two in Ecuador and two on college campuses in Florida. At September 30, 2007, the Company owned and operated 147 Taco Cabana restaurants located primarily in Texas and franchised two Taco Cabana restaurants in New Mexico and one in Georgia.

Fiscal Year. The Company uses a 52-53 week fiscal year ending on the Sunday closest to December 31. All references herein to the fiscal years ended December 31, 2006 and January 1, 2006 will be referred to as the fiscal years ended December 31, 2006 and 2005, respectively. Similarly, all references herein to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 and October 1, 2006 will be referred to as the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 and September 30, 2006, respectively. The years ended December 31, 2006 and 2005 each contained 52 weeks and the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006 contained 13 and 39 weeks, respectively.

Basis of Presentation. The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006 have been prepared without an audit, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and do not include certain of the information and the footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all normal and recurring adjustments considered necessary for a fair presentation of such financial statements have been included. The results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year.

These unaudited consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for the year ended December 31, 2006 contained in the Company’s 2006 Annual Report on Form 10-K. The December 31, 2006 balance sheet data is derived from those audited financial statements.

Use of Estimates. The preparation of the financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the dates of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods. Significant items subject to such estimates include: accrued occupancy costs, insurance liabilities, legal obligations, income taxes, evaluation for impairment of goodwill, long-lived assets and Burger King franchise rights, lease accounting matters and stock-based compensation. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

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CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS-(Continued)

(in thousands of dollars except share and per share amounts)

 

2. Stock-Based Compensation

The Company adopted an incentive stock plan in 2006 (the “2006 Plan”) under which incentive stock options, non-qualified stock options and restricted shares may be granted to employees and non-employee directors. In December 2006, the Company granted incentive stock options, non-qualified stock options and restricted shares under the 2006 Plan. The stock options granted to employees generally vest 20% per year and expire seven years from the date of grant. Restricted shares granted to employees generally vest 33% per year for three years and restricted shares granted to non-employee directors generally vest at 20% per year.

Stock-based compensation related to these grants was $0.4 million and $1.1 million in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007, respectively and the income tax benefit recognized in the consolidated statement of operations for stock-based compensation was $0.1 million and $0.3 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007, respectively. There were no stock options issued or stock-based compensation expense recorded in the three or nine months ended September 30, 2006.

As of September 30, 2007, the total non-vested stock-based compensation expense relating to the stock options and restricted stock was approximately $4.5 million and the Company expects to record an additional $0.4 million as compensation expense for the remainder of 2007. The remaining weighted average vesting period for the stock options is 3.64 years and for the restricted shares is approximately 2.77 years at September 30, 2007.

Stock Options

A summary of all option activity for the nine months ended September 30, 2007 was as follows:

 

    

2006 Plan

    

Number of

Options

   

Weighted

Average

Exercise Price

  

Average

Remaining

Contractual

Life

  

Aggregate

Intrinsic

Value (in

thousands)
(1)

            
            
            

Options outstanding at January 1, 2007

   1,241,750     $ 14.30      

Options granted

   10,500       15.81      

Options forfeited

   (25,800 )     14.30      
              

Options outstanding at September 30, 2007

   1,226,450     $ 14.31    6.26    $ —  
              

Expected to vest at September 30, 2007

   1,210,360     $ 14.31    6.26    $ —  
              

Options exercisable at September 30, 2007

   —       $ —      —      $ —  
              

 

(1) The aggregate intrinsic value was calculated using the difference between the market price of the Company’s common stock at September 30, 2007 and the exercise price for only those awards that have an exercise price that is less than the market price of the Company’s common stock at September 30.

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS-(Continued)

(in thousands of dollars except share and per share amounts)

 

Restricted Shares

The restricted stock activity for the nine months ended September 30, 2007 was as follows:

 

    

Shares

   

Weighted

Average

Grant Date

Fair Value

      
      
      

Nonvested at January 1, 2007

   75,800     $ 13.00

Shares granted

   8,200     $ 14.58

Shares forfeited

   (5,700 )   $ 13.05
        

Nonvested at September 30, 2007

   78,300     $ 13.16
        

The fair value of restricted shares granted is determined based on the Company’s closing stock price on the date of grant.

3. Impairment of Long-Lived Assets

The Company reviews its long-lived assets, principally property and equipment, for impairment at the restaurant level. If an indicator of impairment exists for any of its assets, an estimate of undiscounted future cash flows from the related long-lived assets is compared to that long-lived asset’s carrying value. If the carrying value is greater than the undiscounted cash flow, the Company then determines the fair value of the asset. If an asset is determined to be impaired, the loss is measured by the excess of the carrying amount of the asset over its fair value.

During the third quarter of 2007 the Company impaired an underperforming Pollo Tropical restaurant located in Brooklyn, New York for $1.7 million. This restaurant was subsequently closed in the fourth quarter of 2007.

For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006, the Company recorded impairment losses on long-lived assets for its segments as follows:

 

    

Three Months Ended

September 30,

  

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

       
     2007    2006    2007    2006

Burger King

   $ 54    $ —      $ 68    $ 224

Pollo Tropical

     1,657      —        1,657      —  

Taco Cabana

     99      588      154      608
                           
   $ 1,810    $ 588    $ 1,879    $ 832
                           

4. Goodwill, Franchise Rights and Intangible Assets

Goodwill. Goodwill is reviewed for impairment annually, or more frequently when events and circumstances indicate that the carrying amounts may be impaired. The Company performs its annual impairment assessment as of December 31 and does not believe circumstances have changed since the last assessment date which would make it necessary to reassess their values. Goodwill balances are summarized below:

 

    

Pollo

Tropical

  

Taco

Cabana

  

Burger

King

  

Total

             

Goodwill at September 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006

   $ 56,307    $ 67,177    $ 1,450    $124,934

Burger King Franchise Rights. Amounts allocated to franchise rights for each Burger King acquisition are amortized using the straight-line method over the average remaining term of the acquired franchise agreements at January 1, 2002 plus one twenty-year renewal period. The Company assesses the potential impairment of franchise rights whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value may not be recoverable. If an indicator of impairment exists, an estimate of the aggregate undiscounted future cash flows from the acquired restaurants is compared to the respective carrying value of franchise rights for each Burger King acquisition. If an asset is determined to be impaired, the loss is measured by the excess of the carrying amount of the asset over its fair value. There were no impairment charges related to franchise rights for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006.

 

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CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS-(Continued)

(in thousands of dollars except share and per share amounts)

 

Amortization expense related to Burger King franchise rights was $805 and $804 for the three months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006, respectively. Amortization expense related to Burger King franchise rights was $2,412 for both of the nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006, respectively. The estimated amortization expense for the year ending December 31, 2007 and for each of the five succeeding years is $3,216.

Intangible Assets. The Company acquired four Taco Cabana restaurants from a franchisee in 2005. Under Emerging Issues Task Force Issue No. 04-1, “Accounting for Preexisting Relationships between the Parties to a Business Combination” (“EITF 04-1”), certain reacquired rights, including the right to the acquirer’s trade name, are required to be recognized as intangible assets apart from goodwill. The Company allocated $1.6 million of the purchase price to this intangible asset. The Company recorded amortization expense relating to the intangible asset of approximately $72 for each of the three months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006, respectively. Amortization for each of the nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006 was $216. The Company expects the annual amortization expense for the year ending December 31, 2007 and for each of the five years ending 2008 through 2012 to be $289, $211, $133, $125, $117 and $99, respectively.

 

     September 30, 2007    December 31, 2006
     Gross         Gross     
     Carrying    Accumulated    Carrying    Accumulated
     Amount    Amortization    Amount    Amortization

Intangible assets

   $ 1,610    $ 651    $ 1,610    $ 435

5. Long-Term Debt

Long-term debt at September 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006 consisted of the following:

 

     September 30,     December 31,  
     2007     2006  

Collateralized:

    

Revolving Credit facility

   $ 1,200     $ —    

Senior Credit Facility-Term loan B facility

     —         118,400  

Senior Credit Facility-Term loan A facility

     120,000    

Unsecured:

    

9% Senior Subordinated Notes

     180,000       180,000  

Capital leases

     1,335       1,509  
                
     302,535       299,909  

Less: current portion

     (1,654 )     (2,477 )
                
   $ 300,881     $ 297,432  
                

On March 9, 2007, Carrols terminated its senior credit facility and entered into a new senior credit facility with a syndicate of lenders. Carrols’ new senior credit facility totals approximately $185 million, consisting of $120 million principal amount of term loan A borrowings maturing on March 8, 2013 (or earlier on September 30, 2012 if Carrols’ 9% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2013 are not refinanced by June 30, 2012) and a $65.0 million revolving facility (including a sub limit of up to $25.0 million for letters of credit and up to $5.0 million for swingline loans), maturing on March 8, 2012. The term loan A borrowings and an additional $4.3 million of revolver borrowings from this facility were used to repay all outstanding borrowings and other obligations under Carrols’ prior senior credit facility and to pay certain fees and expenses incurred in connection with the new senior credit facility. The Company also recorded a $1.5 million loss on extinguishment of debt in the nine months ended September 30, 2007 for the write-off of deferred financing costs related to the prior senior credit facility.

Both term loan and revolving credit borrowings under the new senior credit facility bear interest at a per annum rate, at Carrols’ option, of either:

1) the applicable margin ranging from 0% to 0.25% based on Carrols’ senior leverage ratio (as defined in the new senior credit facility) plus the greater of (i) the prime rate or (ii) the federal funds rate for that day plus 0.5%; or

2) Adjusted LIBOR plus the applicable margin percentage in effect ranging from 1.0% to 1.5% based on Carrols’ senior leverage ratio.

 

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Term loan A borrowings shall be due and payable in quarterly installments, beginning on June 30, 2008 as follows:

1) four quarterly installments of $1.5 million beginning on June 30, 2008;

2) eight quarterly installments of $3.0 million beginning on June 30, 2009;

3) four quarterly installments of $4.5 million beginning on June 30, 2011; and

4) four quarterly installments of $18.0 million beginning on June 30, 2012.

Under the new senior credit facility, Carrols is also required to make mandatory prepayments of principal on term loan A facility borrowings (a) annually in an amount up to 50% of Excess Cash Flow depending upon Carrols’ Total Leverage Ratio (as such terms are defined in the new senior credit facility), (b) in the event of certain dispositions of assets (all subject to certain exceptions) and insurance proceeds, in an amount equal to 100% of the net proceeds received by Carrols therefrom, and (c) in an amount equal to 100% of the net proceeds from any subsequent issuance of debt.

In general, Carrols’ obligations under the new senior credit facility are guaranteed by the Company and all of Carrols’ material subsidiaries and are collateralized by a pledge of Carrols’ common stock and the stock of each of Carrols’ material subsidiaries. The new senior credit facility contains certain covenants, including, without limitation, those limiting the Carrols’ ability to incur indebtedness, incur liens, sell or acquire assets or businesses, change the nature of its business, engage in transactions with related parties, make certain investments or pay dividends. In addition, Carrols is required to meet certain financial ratios, including fixed charge coverage, senior leverage, and total leverage ratios (all as defined under the new senior credit facility). The Company was in compliance with the covenants under its senior credit facility as of September 30, 2007.

At September 30, 2007, $120.0 million principal amount of term loan borrowings were outstanding under the term loan A facility and $1.2 million of borrowings were outstanding under the revolving credit facility. After reserving $16.0 million for letters of credit guaranteed by the facility, $47.8 million was available for borrowings under the revolving credit facility at September 30, 2007.

On December 15, 2004, Carrols issued $180 million of 9% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2013, which are referred to herein as the “senior subordinated notes”. Restrictive covenants under the senior subordinated notes include limitations with respect to the Carrols’ ability to issue additional debt, incur liens, sell or acquire assets or businesses, pay dividends and make certain investments. At both September 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006, $180.0 million principal amount of the senior subordinated notes was outstanding.

6. Income Taxes

The income tax provision for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006 was comprised of the following:

 

     Three Months Ended    Nine Months Ended
     September 30,    September 30,
     2007     2006    2007     2006

Current

   $ 1,904     $ 1,072    $ 5,668     $ 4,669

Deferred

     (109 )     1,508      (319 )     159
                             
   $ 1,795     $ 2,580    $ 5,349     $ 4,828
                             

The provision for income taxes for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 was derived using an estimated effective annual income tax rate for 2007 of 36.5% as well as the effect of any discrete tax items occurring in those periods. In addition to the discrete tax adjustment discussed in the following paragraph, the Company also recorded in the three months ended September 30, 2007 a reduction of tax expense of $0.2 million related to a reduction of valuation allowances for deferred taxes pertaining to state net operating loss carry forwards.

The Company adopted the provisions of Financial Standards Accounting Board (“FASB”) Interpretation No. 48, “Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes”, (“FIN 48”), an interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109 (“SFAS 109”), on January 1, 2007. As a result of the implementation of FIN 48, the Company recognized no material adjustment in its consolidated financial statements. As of the adoption date of January 1, 2007, the Company had $0.6 million of unrecognized

 

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tax benefits. During the three months ended September 30, 2007 the statute of limitations affecting the taxing jurisdictions pertaining to $0.5 million of unrecognized tax benefits and $0.1 million of accrued interest expired. The Company recorded this tax benefit as a discrete tax item in the third quarter of 2007. At September 30, 2007 the Company has no remaining unrecognized tax benefits. The Company recognizes interest and penalties related to uncertain tax positions in income tax expense. As of September 30, 2007, the Company had no accrued interest related to uncertain tax positions.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2007 the Company has recorded total discrete tax adjustments reducing income tax expense of $0.8 million.

The provision for income taxes for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006 was derived using an estimated effective annual income tax rate for 2006 of 33.5%. There were no discrete tax items affecting the provision for income taxes in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006.

The tax years 2004-2006 remain open to examination by the major taxing jurisdictions to which the Company is subject.

On July 12, 2007, the Michigan Business Tax (the “MBT Act”) was signed into law, which provides a comprehensive restructuring of Michigan’s principal business taxes effective January 1, 2008. The MBT Act replaces the Michigan Single Business Tax that is scheduled to expire at the end of 2007. The effect of the MBT Act did not materially impact the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

7. Other Liabilities, Long-Term

Other liabilities, long-term, at September 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006 consisted of the following:

 

     September 30,    December 31,
     2007    2006

Unearned purchase discounts

   $ 2,854    $ 4,526

Accrued occupancy costs

     9,476      8,683

Accrued workers’ compensation costs

     4,650      4,595

Other

     6,216      5,690
             
   $ 23,196    $ 23,494
             

In 2001, management decided to close seven Taco Cabana restaurants in the Phoenix, Arizona market and discontinue restaurant development underway in that market. At September 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006, the Company had $0.6 million and $0.7 million in lease liability reserves, respectively, for remaining locations that are included in accrued occupancy costs.

8. Postretirement Benefits

The Company provides postretirement medical and life insurance benefits covering substantially all Burger King administrative and restaurant management salaried employees. A December 31 measurement date is used for postretirement benefits.

The following summarizes the components of net periodic benefit cost:

 

     Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
     September 30,     September 30,  
     2007    2006     2007    2006  

Components of net periodic benefit cost:

          

Service cost

   $ 124    $ 118     $ 370    $ 354  

Interest cost

     101      85       304      251  

Amortization of gains and losses

     24      21       72      63  

Amortization of unrecognized prior service cost

     1      (8 )     4      (22 )
                              

Net periodic postretirement benefit cost

   $ 250    $ 216     $ 750    $ 646  
                              

 

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During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007, the Company made contributions of $56 and $172 to its postretirement plan to pay current benefits. The Company expects to make additional contributions during 2007.

On November 1, 2007 the Company amended its postretirement medical and life insurance benefits covering substantially all Burger King administrative and restaurant management personnel. The amendment included an elimination of life insurance benefits for active employees who retire after December 31, 2007 and increases in retiree contributions for both current and future retirees effective January 1, 2008. These amendments will reduce postretirement benefit obligations and costs beginning in the fourth quarter of 2007.

9. Lease Financing Obligations

The Company entered into sale-leaseback transactions in various years involving certain restaurant properties that did not qualify for sale-leaseback accounting and as a result, have been classified as financing transactions under Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (“SFAS”) No. 98, “Accounting for Leases” (“SFAS 98”). Under the financing method, the assets remain on the Company’s consolidated balance sheet and proceeds received by the Company from these transactions are recorded as a financing liability. Payments under these leases are applied as payments of imputed interest and deemed principal on the underlying financing obligations.

During the second quarter of 2007, the Company exercised its right of first refusal under the leases for five restaurant properties previously accounted for as lease financing obligations and purchased these properties from the lessor. As a result, the Company reduced its lease financing obligations by $4.4 million. The Company also recorded a gain of $0.2 million as a reduction of interest expense which represented the net amount by which the lease financing obligations exceeded the purchase price of the restaurant properties acquired.

During the second and third quarters of 2006, the Company refinanced 14 restaurant properties previously accounted for as lease financing obligations and amended lease agreements for 34 restaurant properties to eliminate or otherwise cure the provisions that precluded the original sale-leaseback accounting. As a result of these transactions in 2006, the Company reduced its lease financing obligations by $52.8 million, reduced its assets under lease financing obligations by $36.2 million and recorded deferred gains of $18.3 million which are being amortized as a reduction to rent expense over the remaining term of the underlying leases, which is generally 20 years.

As a result of these transactions, rent expense in the nine months ended September 30, 2007 includes an additional $2.0 million of expense compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2006. Also as a result of these transactions, the nine months ended September 30, 2006 includes additional depreciation expense of $0.6 million and additional interest expense of $1.3 million and $2.6 million as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2007. Interest expense associated with lease financing obligations, including settlement gains and losses, for the three months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006 was $1.4 million and $1.7 million, respectively and for the nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006 was $4.2 million and $8.9 million, respectively.

10. Other Income

In the first quarter of 2007, the Company recorded a gain of $0.3 million related to sale of one of its Taco Cabana restaurant properties. In the third quarter of 2007, the Company recorded a gain of $0.3 million related to the sale of one of its non-operating Burger King restaurant properties.

During the third quarter of 2006, the Company reduced its lease liability reserves by $0.3 million due to an increase in the Company’s estimates for future sublease income at such locations and also reduced collection reserves previously established for a $1.1 million note receivable related to the sale of leasehold improvements at two of the closed locations that were written off as part of the restructuring charge in 2001. This note was paid in full in the fourth quarter of 2006. The effect of these transactions is presented in other income in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.

11. Business Segment Information

The Company is engaged in the quick-service and quick-casual restaurant industry, with three restaurant concepts: Burger King operating as a franchisee and Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana, both Company-owned concepts. The Company’s Burger

 

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King restaurants are all located in the United States, primarily in the Northeast, Southeast and Midwest. Pollo Tropical is a quick-casual restaurant chain featuring grilled marinated chicken and Caribbean style “made from scratch” side dishes. Pollo Tropical’s core markets are located in South and Central Florida. Taco Cabana is a quick-casual restaurant chain featuring fresh Mexican style food, including flame-grilled beef and chicken fajitas, quesadillas and other Tex-Mex dishes. Taco Cabana’s core markets are primarily located in Texas.

The accounting policies of each segment are the same as those described in the summary of significant accounting policies. The following table includes Segment EBITDA which is the measure of segment profit or loss reported to the chief operating decision maker for purposes of allocating resources to the segments and assessing their performance. Segment EBITDA is defined as earnings attributable to the applicable segment before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, impairment losses, stock-based compensation expense and other income and expense.

The “Other” column includes corporate related items not allocated to reportable segments, including stock-based compensation expense. Other identifiable assets consist primarily of cash, certain other assets, corporate property and equipment, goodwill and deferred income taxes.

 

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     Pollo    Taco    Burger          

Three Months Ended

   Tropical    Cabana    King    Other    Consolidated

September 30, 2007:

              

Total revenues

   $ 42,560    $ 61,254    $ 99,695    $ —      $ 203,509

Cost of sales

     13,697      18,532      26,637      —        58,866

Restaurant wages and related expenses

     10,495      17,652      31,327      45      59,519

General and administrative expenses (1)

     2,190      2,655      7,168      314      12,327

Depreciation and amortization

     1,763      2,163      3,827      354      8,107

Segment EBITDA

     7,776      7,348      9,197      

Capital expenditures, including acquisitions

     5,202      5,043      2,437      347      13,029

September 30, 2006:

              

Total revenues

   $ 38,239    $ 58,062    $ 93,296    $ —      $ 189,597

Cost of sales

     12,178      16,835      23,987      —        53,000

Restaurant wages and related expenses

     9,869      16,493      28,685      —        55,047

General and administrative expenses (1)

     2,049      2,749      7,043      —        11,841

Depreciation and amortization

     1,256      2,517      4,297      327      8,397

Segment EBITDA

     6,489      9,854      9,177      

Capital expenditures, including acquisitions

     5,047      4,795      1,771      322      11,935

Nine Months Ended

                        

September 30, 2007:

              

Total revenues

   $ 126,846    $ 180,222    $ 285,093    $ —      $ 592,161

Cost of sales

     41,238      53,485      74,339      —        169,062

Restaurant wages and related expenses

     31,460      51,526      90,922      121      174,029

General and administrative expenses (1)

     7,226      8,256      22,349      947      38,778

Depreciation and amortization

     4,927      6,337      11,428      993      23,685

Segment EBITDA

     21,862      22,723      23,416      

Capital expenditures, including acquisitions

     18,442      13,086      7,388      1,840      40,756

September 30, 2006:

              

Total revenues

   $ 115,303    $ 171,983    $ 275,435    $ —      $ 562,721

Cost of sales

     37,151      49,860      71,288      —        158,299

Restaurant wages and related expenses

     28,842      48,728      86,437      —        164,007

General and administrative expenses (1)

     6,315      8,606      21,271      —        36,192

Depreciation and amortization

     4,038      6,580      13,573      986      25,177

Segment EBITDA

     21,792      25,669      26,345      

Capital expenditures, including acquisitions

     13,050      11,633      6,050      1,324      32,057

Identifiable Assets:

              

At September 30, 2007

   $ 54,897    $ 77,383    $ 149,628    $ 180,846    $ 462,754

At December 31, 2006

     46,617      71,601      155,272      179,369      452,859

 

(1) For the Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana segments, such amounts include general and administrative expenses related directly to each segment. For the Burger King segment such amounts include general and administrative expenses related directly to the Burger King segment as well as expenses associated with administrative support to all of the Company’s segments including executive management, information systems and certain accounting, legal and other administrative functions.

 

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A reconciliation of segment EBITDA to consolidated net income is as follows:

 

 

     Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
     September 30,     September 30,  
     2007       2006       2007       2006  

Segment EBITDA:

        

Pollo Tropical

   $ 7,776     $ 6,489     $ 21,862     $ 21,792  

Taco Cabana

     7,348       9,854       22,723       25,669  

Burger King

     9,197       9,177       23,416       26,345  
                                

Subtotal

     24,321       25,520       68,001       73,806  

Less:

        

Depreciation and amortization

     8,107       8,397       23,685       25,177  

Impairment losses

     1,810       588       1,879       832  

Interest expense

     7,690       10,216       23,647       34,616  

Loss on extinguishment of debt

     -       -       1,485       -  

Provision for income taxes

     1,795       2,580       5,349       4,828  

Stock-based compensation expense

     359       -       1,068       -  

Other income

     (303 )     (1,389 )     (650 )     (1,389 )
                                

Net income

   $ 4,863     $ 5,128     $ 11,538     $ 9,742  
                                

12. Commitments and Contingencies

On November 16, 1998, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) filed suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York (the “Court”), under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, against Carrols. The complaint alleged that Carrols engaged in a pattern and practice of unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation against former and current female employees. The EEOC identified approximately 450 individuals (which was subsequently increased to 511 individuals) that it believed represented the class of claimants and was seeking monetary and injunctive relief from Carrols.

On April 20, 2005, the Court issued a decision and order granting Carrols’ Motion for Summary Judgment that Carrols filed in January 2004. Subject to possible appeal by the EEOC, the case is dismissed, however the Court noted that it was not ruling on the claims, if any, that individual employees might have against Carrols. The Company does not believe that any individual claim, if any, would have a material adverse impact on its consolidated financial statements.

On February 27, 2006, Carrols filed a motion for summary judgment to dismiss all but between four and 17 of the individual claims. On July 10, 2006, in its response to that motion, the EEOC has asserted that, notwithstanding the Court’s dismissal of the case as a class action, the EEOC may still maintain some kind of collective action on behalf of these claimants. Oral argument before the Court was held on October 4, 2006 and the Company is awaiting the Court’s decision on Carrols’ summary judgment motion. Although the Company believes that the EEOC’s continued class litigation argument is without merit, it is not possible to predict the outcome of the pending motion.

On November 30, 2002, four former hourly employees commenced a lawsuit against Carrols in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York entitled Dawn Seever, et al. v. Carrols Corporation. The lawsuit alleges, in substance, that Carrols violated certain minimum wage laws under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act and related state laws by requiring employees to work without recording their time and by retaliating against those who complained. The plaintiffs seek damages, costs and injunctive relief. They also seek to notify, and eventually certify, a class consisting of current and former employees who, since 1998, have worked, or are working, for Carrols. As a result of the July 21, 2005 Status Conference, the parties agreed to withdraw Plaintiff’s Motions to Certify and for National Discovery, and Defendant’s Motion to Disqualify Counsel and related motions, to allow both sides limited additional discovery. Carrols has since filed a Motion for Summary Judgment as to the existing plaintiffs that the Court has under consideration. On January 19, 2007, plaintiffs re-filed the Motion to certify and for National Discovery. Carrols has opposed such Motions. Carrols has also moved to disqualify the Plaintiffs from representing the class and to strike the purported evidence presented in support of the motion to certify. The various motions are scheduled for hearing on November 19, 2007. It is too early to evaluate the likelihood of an unfavorable outcome or estimate the amount or range of potential loss, if any. Consequently, it is not possible to predict what adverse

 

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impact, if any, this case could have on the Company’s consolidated financial statements. Carrols intends to continue to contest this case vigorously.

The Company is a party to various other litigation matters incidental to the conduct of business. The Company does not believe that the outcome of any of these other matters will have a material adverse effect on its consolidated financial statements.

13. Net Income Per Share

Basic net income per share is computed by dividing net income for the period by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted net income per share is computed by dividing net income for the period by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding plus the dilutive effect of outstanding stock options using the treasury stock method.

The computation of diluted net income per share excludes options to purchase 1,226,450 shares of common stock in the three months ended September 30, 2007 because the exercise price of these options was greater than the average market price of the common shares in the period and therefore, are antidilutive. In addition, options to purchase 1,232,950 shares of common stock are excluded from the computation of diluted net income per share in the nine months ended September 30, 2007 as they were antidilutive under the treasury stock method.

In connection with the Company’s initial public offering in 2006, the Company authorized an 11.288 for-one stock split on November 21, 2006 which became effective on December 8, 2006. Accordingly, basic and diluted shares for all periods presented have been calculated based on the average shares outstanding, as adjusted for the stock split.

The following table is a reconciliation of the income and share amounts used in the calculation of basic net income per share and diluted net income per share:

 

     Three months ended September 30,    Nine months ended September 30,
     2007    2006    2007    2006

Basic net income per share:

           

Net income

   $ 4,863    $ 5,128    $ 11,538    $ 9,742

Weighted average common shares outstanding

     21,550,827      15,887,186      21,550,827      15,892,329

Basic net income per share

   $ 0.23    $ 0.32    $ 0.54    $ 0.61

Diluted net income per share:

           

Net income for diluted net income per share

   $ 4,863    $ 5,128    $ 11,538    $ 9,742

Shares used in computing basic net income per share

     21,550,827      15,887,186      21,550,827      15,892,329

Dilutive effect of restricted shares

     4,193      —        8,697      —  
                           

Shares used in computing diluted net income per share

     21,555,020      15,887,186      21,559,524      15,892,329
                           

Diluted net income per share

   $ 0.23    $ 0.32    $ 0.54    $ 0.61
                           

14. Recent Accounting Developments

In September 2006, the FASB issued SFAS No. 157, “Fair Value Measurements” (“SFAS 157”). This statement defines fair value, establishes a framework for using fair value to measure assets and liabilities and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. The statement applies whenever other pronouncements require or permit assets or liabilities to be measured at fair value. SFAS 157 is effective for the Company’s fiscal year beginning January 1, 2008. The Company is evaluating the impact the adoption of SFAS 157 will have on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

In February 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 159, “The Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and Liabilities – Including an amendment of FASB Statement No. 115” (“SFAS 159”). This statement permits entities to choose to measure many financial instruments and certain other items at fair value. SFAS 159 is effective for the Company’s fiscal year beginning January 1, 2008. The Company is currently evaluating the impact the adoption of SFAS 159 will have on its consolidated financial statements.

In May 2007, the FASB issued FASB Staff Position No. FIN 48-1, Definition of Settlement in FASB Interpretation No. 48 (the “FSP”). The FSP provides guidance about how an enterprise should determine whether a tax position is effectively settled for the purpose of recognizing previously unrecognized tax benefits. Under the FSP, a tax position could be effectively settled if a taxing authority has completed all of its required or expected examination procedures, if the entity does not intend to appeal or litigate the result and it is remote that the taxing authority would examine or re-examine the tax position. Application of the FSP shall be upon the initial adoption date of FIN 48. The FSP did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

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CARROLS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands of dollars except share and per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

     September 30,     December 31,  
   2007     2006  
ASSETS     

Current assets:

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 7,622     $ 3,939  

Trade and other receivables

     4,720       5,364  

Inventories

     4,939       4,677  

Prepaid rent

     2,755       4,130  

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     6,990       5,367  

Refundable income taxes

     —         2,806  

Deferred income taxes

     4,549       4,539  
                

Total current assets

     31,575       30,822  

Property and equipment, net

     195,121       182,742  

Franchise rights, net (Note 4)

     80,856       83,268  

Goodwill (Note 4)

     124,934       124,934  

Intangible assets, net (Note 4)

     959       1,175  

Franchise agreements, at cost less accumulated amortization of $5,562 and $5,431, respectively

     5,683       5,793  

Deferred income taxes

     11,445       11,136  

Other assets

     12,181       12,989  
                

Total assets

   $ 462,754     $ 452,859  
                
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDER’S DEFICIT     

Current liabilities:

    

Current portion of long-term debt (Note 5)

   $ 1,654     $ 2,477  

Accounts payable

     21,068       17,860  

Accrued interest

     3,539       7,861  

Accrued payroll, related taxes and benefits

     17,670       18,445  

Accrued income taxes payable

     331       —    

Accrued real estate taxes

     4,037       4,102  

Other liabilities

     11,791       10,623  
                

Total current liabilities

     60,090       61,368  

Long-term debt, net of current portion (Note 5)

     300,881       297,432  

Lease financing obligations (Note 9)

     54,393       58,571  

Deferred income—sale-leaseback of real estate

     30,428       31,391  

Accrued postretirement benefits (Note 8)

     6,948       6,370  

Other liabilities (Note 7)

     23,159       23,462  
                

Total liabilities

     475,899       478,594  

Commitments and contingencies (Note 12)

    

Stockholder’s deficit:

    

Common stock, par value $1; authorized 1,000 shares, issued and outstanding— 10 shares at both dates

     —         —    

Additional paid-in capital

     (9,554 )     (10,601 )

Accumulated deficit

     (2,590 )     (14,133 )

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

     (1,001 )     (1,001 )
                

Total stockholder’s deficit

     (13,145 )     (25,735 )
                

Total liabilities and stockholder’s deficit

   $ 462,754     $ 452,859  
                

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

 

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2007 AND 2006

(In thousands of dollars)

(Unaudited)

 

     Three months ended
September 30,
    Nine months ended
September 30,
 
     2007     2006     2007     2006  

Revenues:

        

Restaurant sales

   $ 203,181     $ 189,254     $ 591,164     $ 561,719  

Franchise royalty revenues and fees

     328       343       997       1,002  
                                

Total revenues

     203,509       189,597       592,161       562,721  
                                

Costs and expenses:

        

Cost of sales

     58,866       53,000       169,062       158,299  

Restaurant wages and related expenses (including stock- based compensation expense of $45, $0, $121 and $0, respectively)

     59,519       55,047       174,029       164,007  

Restaurant rent expense

     11,101       9,004       32,687       27,183  

Other restaurant operating expenses

     30,276       28,577       86,230       82,466  

Advertising expense

     7,458       6,608       24,442       20,768  

General and administrative (including stock-based compensation expense of $314, $0, $947 and $0, respectively)

     12,325       11,839       38,773       36,187  

Depreciation and amortization

     8,107       8,397       23,685       25,177  

Impairment losses (Note 3)

     1,810       588       1,879       832  

Other income (Note 10)

     (303 )     (1,389 )     (650 )     (1,389 )
                                

Total operating expenses

     189,159       171,671       550,137       513,530  
                                

Income from operations

     14,350       17,926       42,024       49,191  

Interest expense

     7,690       10,216       23,647       34,616  

Loss on extinguishment of debt (Note 5)

     —         —         1,485       —    
                                

Income before income taxes

     6,660       7,710       16,892       14,575  

Provision for income taxes (Note 6)

     1,795       2,580       5,349       4,828  
                                

Net income

   $ 4,865     $ 5,130     $ 11,543     $ 9,747  
                                

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

 

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2007 AND 2006

(In thousands of dollars)

(Unaudited)

 

     2007     2006  

Cash flows provided from operating activities:

    

Net income

   $ 11,543     $ 9,747  

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

    

Gain on disposals of property and equipment

     (57 )     —    

Stock-based compensation expense

     1,068       —    

Depreciation and amortization

     23,685       25,177  

Amortization of deferred financing costs

     940       1,098  

Amortization of unearned purchase discounts

     (1,616 )     (1,616 )

Amortization of deferred gains from sale-leaseback transactions

     (1,460 )     (897 )

Impairment losses

     1,879       832  

Gain on settlements of lease financing obligations

     (163 )     (120 )

Accretion of interest on lease financing obligations

     397       281  

Deferred income taxes

     (319 )     159  

Loss on extinguishment of debt

     1,485       —    

Changes in other operating assets and liabilities

     3,982       2,191  
                

Net cash provided from operating activities

     41,364       36,852  
                

Cash flows used for investing activities:

    

Capital expenditures:

    

New restaurant development

     (26,241 )     (20,370 )

Restaurant remodeling

     (5,850 )     (4,885 )

Other restaurant capital expenditures

     (6,825 )     (5,478 )

Corporate and restaurant information systems

     (1,840 )     (1,324 )
                

Total capital expenditures

     (40,756 )     (32,057 )

Properties purchased for sale-leaseback

     (2,461 )     (2,663 )

Proceeds from sale-leaseback transactions

     7,036       31,693  

Proceeds from sales of other properties

     1,623       —    
                

Net cash used for investing activities

     (34,558 )     (3,027 )
                

Cash flows used for financing activities:

    

Repayment of term loans under prior credit facility

     (118,400 )     —    

Borrowings on revolving credit facility

     45,500       —    

Repayments on revolving credit facility

     (44,300 )     —    

Proceeds from new senior credit facility

     120,000       —    

Scheduled principal payments on term loans

     —         (1,650 )

Principal pre-payments on term loans

     —         (23,200 )

Principal payments on capital leases

     (262 )     (305 )

Expenses from initial public offering

     (21 )     —    

Financing costs associated with issuance of debt

     (1,228 )     —    

Settlement of lease financing obligations

     (4,412 )     (15,215 )
                

Net cash used for financing activities

     (3,123 )     (40,370 )
                

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     3,683       (6,545 )

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

     3,939       9,331  
                

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

   $ 7,622     $ 2,786  
                

Supplemental disclosures:

    

Interest paid on long-term debt

   $ 22,932     $ 24,752  

Interest paid on lease financing obligations

   $ 3,700     $ 8,665  

Increase (decrease) in accruals for capital expenditures

   $ (348 )   $ 601  

Income taxes paid, net

   $ 3,064     $ 2,753  

Non-cash reduction of assets under lease financing obligation due to lease amendments

   $ —       $ 24,707  

Non-cash reduction of lease financing obligations due to lease amendments

   $ —       $ 37,544  

Capital lease obligations incurred

   $ 88     $ —    

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

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(in thousands of dollars, except share amounts)

1. Basis of Presentation

Basis of Consolidation. The unaudited consolidated financial statements presented herein include the accounts of Carrols Corporation and its subsidiaries (“the Company”). The Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (“Carrols Restaurant Group”). All intercompany transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

The difference between the consolidated financial statements of Carrols Corporation and Carrols Restaurant Group is primarily due to additional rent expense of approximately $6 per year for Carrols Restaurant Group and the composition of stockholder’s deficit.

Business Description. At September 30, 2007 the Company operated, as franchisee, 325 quick-service restaurants under the trade name “Burger King” in 12 Northeastern, Midwestern and Southeastern states. At September 30, 2007, the Company also owned and operated 83 Pollo Tropical restaurants of which 80 were located in Florida and three were located in the New York City metropolitan area and franchised a total of 27 Pollo Tropical restaurants, consisting of 23 in Puerto Rico, two in Ecuador and two on college campuses in Florida. At September 30, 2007, the Company owned and operated 147 Taco Cabana restaurants located primarily in Texas and franchised two Taco Cabana restaurants in New Mexico and one in Georgia.

Fiscal Year. The Company uses a 52-53 week fiscal year ending on the Sunday closest to December 31. All references herein to the fiscal years ended December 31, 2006 and January 1, 2006 will be referred to as the fiscal years ended December 31, 2006 and 2005, respectively. Similarly, all references herein to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 and October 1, 2006 will be referred to as the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 and September 30, 2006, respectively. The years ended December 31, 2006 and 2005 each contained 52 weeks and the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006 contained 13 and 39 weeks, respectively.

Basis of Presentation. The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006 have been prepared without an audit, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and do not include certain of the information and the footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all normal and recurring adjustments considered necessary for a fair presentation of such financial statements have been included. The results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year.

These unaudited consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for the year ended December 31, 2006 contained in the Company’s 2006 Annual Report on Form 10-K. The December 31, 2006 balance sheet data is derived from those audited financial statements.

Use of Estimates. The preparation of the financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the dates of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods. Significant items subject to such estimates include: accrued occupancy costs, insurance liabilities, legal obligations, income taxes, evaluation for impairment of goodwill, long-lived assets and Burger King franchise rights, lease accounting matters and stock-based compensation. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Earnings Per Share Presentation. The guidance of SFAS No. 128, “Earnings Per Share,” requires presentation of earnings per share by all entities that have issued common stock or potential common stock if those securities trade in a public market either on a stock exchange (domestic or foreign) or in the over-the-counter market. The Company’s common stock is not publicly traded and therefore, earnings per share amounts are not presented.

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS-(Continued)

(in thousands of dollars, except share amounts)

 

2. Stock-Based Compensation

Carrols Restaurant Group adopted an incentive stock plan in 2006 (the “2006 Plan”) under which incentive stock options, non-qualified stock options and restricted shares may be granted to employees and non-employee directors. In December 2006, Carrols Restaurant Group granted incentive stock options, non-qualified stock options and restricted shares under the 2006 Plan. The stock options granted generally vest at 20% per year and expire seven years from the date of grant. Restricted shares granted to employees generally vest 33% per year for three years and restricted shares granted to non-employee directors generally vest at 20% per year.

Stock-based compensation related to these grants was $0.4 million and $1.1 million in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007, respectively and the income tax benefit recognized in the consolidated statement of operations for stock-based compensation was $0.1 million and $0.3 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007, respectively. There were no stock options issued or stock-based compensation expense recorded in the three or nine months ended September 30, 2006.

As of September 30, 2007, the total non-vested stock-based compensation expense relating to the stock options and restricted stock was approximately $4.5 million and the Company expects to record an additional $0.4 million as compensation expense for the remainder of 2007. The remaining weighted average vesting period for the stock options is 3.64 years and for the restricted shares is approximately 2.77 years at September 30, 2007.

Stock Options

A summary of all option activity for the nine months ended September 30, 2007 was as follows:

 

     2006 Plan
     Number of
Options
    Weighted
Average
Exercise Price
   Average
Remaining
Contractual
Life
   Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value (in
thousands) (1)

Options outstanding at January 1, 2007

   1,241,750     $ 14.30      

Options granted

   10,500       15.81      

Options forfeited

   (25,800 )     14.30      
              

Options outstanding at September 30, 2007

   1,226,450     $ 14.31    6.26    $ —  
              

Expected to vest at September 30, 2007

   1,210,360     $ 14.31    6.26    $ —  
              

Options exercisable at September 30, 2007

   —       $ —      —      $ —  
              

 

(1) The aggregate intrinsic value was calculated using the difference between the market price of Carrols Restaurant Group’s common stock at September 30, 2007 and the exercise price for only those awards that have an exercise price that is less than the market price of the Carrols Restaurant Group’s common stock at September 30.

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS-(Continued)

(in thousands of dollars, except share amounts)

 

Restricted Shares

The restricted stock activity for the nine months ended September 30, 2007 was as follows:

 

     Shares     Weighted
Average
Grant Date
Fair Value

Nonvested at January 1, 2007

   75,800     $ 13.00

Shares granted

   8,200     $ 14.58

Shares forfeited

   (5,700 )   $ 13.05
        

Nonvested at September 30, 2007

   78,300     $ 13.16
        

The fair value of restricted shares granted is determined based on the Company’s closing stock price on the date of grant.

3. Impairment of Long-Lived Assets

The Company reviews its long-lived assets, principally property and equipment, for impairment at the restaurant level. If an indicator of impairment exists for any of its assets, an estimate of undiscounted future cash flows from the related long-lived assets is compared to that long-lived asset’s carrying value. If the carrying value is greater than the undiscounted cash flow, the Company then determines the fair value of the asset. If an asset is determined to be impaired, the loss is measured by the excess of the carrying amount of the asset over its fair value.

During the third quarter of 2007 the Company impaired an underperforming Pollo Tropical restaurant located in Brooklyn, New York for $1.7 million. This restaurant was subsequently closed in the fourth quarter of 2007.

For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006, the Company recorded impairment losses on long-lived assets for its segments as follows:

 

    

Three Months Ended

September 30,

  

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

     2007    2006    2007    2006

Burger King

   $ 54    $ —      $ 68    $ 224

Pollo Tropical

     1,657      —        1,657      —  

Taco Cabana

     99      588      154      608
                           
   $ 1,810    $ 588    $ 1,879    $ 832
                           

4. Goodwill, Franchise Rights and Intangible Assets

Goodwill. Goodwill is reviewed for impairment annually, or more frequently when events and circumstances indicate that the carrying amounts may be impaired. The Company performs its annual impairment assessment as of December 31 and does not believe circumstances have changed since the last assessment date which would make it necessary to reassess their values. Goodwill balances are summarized below:

 

     Pollo
Tropical
   Taco
Cabana
   Burger
King
   Total

Goodwill at September 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006

   $ 56,307    $ 67,177    $ 1,450    $ 124,934

Burger King Franchise Rights. Amounts allocated to franchise rights for each Burger King acquisition are amortized using the straight-line method over the average remaining term of the acquired franchise agreements at January 1, 2002 plus one twenty-year renewal period. The Company assesses the potential impairment of franchise rights whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value may not be recoverable. If an indicator of impairment exists, an estimate of the aggregate undiscounted future cash flows from the acquired restaurants is compared to the respective carrying value of franchise rights for each Burger King acquisition. If an asset is determined to be impaired, the loss is measured by the excess of the carrying amount of the asset over its fair value. There were no impairment charges related to franchise rights for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006.

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS-(Continued)

(in thousands of dollars, except share amounts)

 

Amortization expense related to Burger King franchise rights was $805 and $804 for the three months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006, respectively. Amortization expense related to Burger King franchise rights was $2,412 for both of the nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006, respectively. The estimated amortization expense for the year ending December 31, 2007 and for each of the five succeeding years is $3,216.

Intangible Assets. The Company acquired four Taco Cabana restaurants from a franchisee in 2005. Under Emerging Issues Task Force Issue No. 04-1, “Accounting for Preexisting Relationships between the Parties to a Business Combination” (“EITF 04-1”), certain reacquired rights, including the right to the acquirer’s trade name, are required to be recognized as intangible assets apart from goodwill. The Company allocated $1.6 million of the purchase price to this intangible asset. The Company recorded amortization expense relating to the intangible asset of approximately $72 for each of the three months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006, respectively. Amortization for each of the nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006 was $216. The Company expects the annual amortization expense for the year ending December 31, 2007 and for each of the five years ending 2008 through 2012 to be $289, $211, $133, $125, $117 and $99, respectively

 

     September 30, 2007    December 31, 2006
     Gross
Carrying
Amount
   Accumulated
Amortization
   Gross
Carrying
Amount
   Accumulated
Amortization

Intangible assets

   $ 1,610    $ 651    $ 1,610    $ 435

5. Long-term Debt

Long-term debt at September 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006 consisted of the following:

 

     September 30,
2007
    December 31,
2006
 

Collateralized:

    

Revolving Credit facility

   $ 1,200     $ —    

Senior Credit Facility-Term loan B facility

     —         118,400  

Senior Credit Facility-Term loan A facility

     120,000    

Unsecured:

    

9% Senior Subordinated Notes

     180,000       180,000  

Capital leases

     1,335       1,509  
                
     302,535       299,909  

Less: current portion

     (1,654 )     (2,477 )
                
   $ 300,881     $ 297,432  
                

On March 9, 2007, the Company terminated its senior credit facility and entered into a new senior credit facility with a syndicate of lenders. The Company’s new senior credit facility totals approximately $185 million, consisting of $120 million principal amount of term loan A borrowings maturing on March 8, 2013 (or earlier on September 30, 2012 if the Company’s 9% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2013 are not refinanced by June 30, 2012) and a $65.0 million revolving facility (including a sub limit of up to $25.0 million for letters of credit and up to $5.0 million for swingline loans), maturing on March 8, 2012. The term loan A borrowings and an additional $4.3 million of revolver borrowings from this facility were used to repay all outstanding borrowings and other obligations under the Company’s prior senior credit facility and to pay certain fees and expenses incurred in connection with the new senior credit facility. The Company also recorded a $1.5 million loss on extinguishment of debt in the nine months ended September 30, 2007 for the write-off of deferred financing costs related to the prior senior credit facility.

Both term loan and revolving credit borrowings under the new senior credit facility bear interest at a per annum rate, at the Company’s option, of either:

1) the applicable margin ranging from 0% to 0.25% based on the Company’s senior leverage ratio (as defined in the new senior credit facility) plus the greater of (i) the prime rate or (ii) the federal funds rate for that day plus 0.5%; or

 

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(in thousands of dollars, except share amounts)

 

2) Adjusted LIBOR plus the applicable margin percentage in effect ranging from 1.0% to 1.5% based on the Company’s senior leverage ratio.

Term loan A borrowings shall be due and payable in quarterly installments, beginning on June 30, 2008 as follows:

 

  1) four quarterly installments of $1.5 million beginning on June 30, 2008;

 

  2) eight quarterly installments of $3.0 million beginning on June 30, 2009;

 

  3) four quarterly installments of $4.5 million beginning on June 30, 2011; and

 

  4) four quarterly installments of $18.0 million beginning on June 30, 2012.

Under the new senior credit facility, the Company is also required to make mandatory prepayments of principal on term loan A facility borrowings (a) annually in an amount up to 50% of Excess Cash Flow depending upon the Company’s Total Leverage Ratio (as such terms are defined in the new senior credit facility), (b) in the event of certain dispositions of assets (all subject to certain exceptions) and insurance proceeds, in an amount equal to 100% of the net proceeds received by the Company there from, and (c) in an amount equal to 100% of the net proceeds from any subsequent issuance of debt.

In general, the Company’s obligations under the new senior credit facility are guaranteed by the Company and all of the Company’s material subsidiaries and are collateralized by a pledge of the Company’s common stock and the stock of each of the Company’s material subsidiaries. The new senior credit facility contains certain covenants, including, without limitation, those limiting the Company’s ability to incur indebtedness, incur liens, sell or acquire assets or businesses, change the nature of its business, engage in transactions with related parties, make certain investments or pay dividends. In addition, the Company is required to meet certain financial ratios, including fixed charge coverage, senior leverage, and total leverage ratios (all as defined under the new senior credit facility). The Company was in compliance with the covenants under its new senior credit facility as of September 30, 2007.

At September 30, 2007, $120.0 million principal amount of term loan borrowings were outstanding under the term loan A facility and $1.2 million of borrowings were outstanding under the revolving credit facility. After reserving $16.0 million for letters of credit guaranteed by the facility, $47.8 million was available for borrowings under the revolving credit facility at September 30, 2007.

On December 15, 2004, the Company issued $180 million of 9% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2013, which are referred to herein as the “senior subordinated notes.” Restrictive covenants under the senior subordinated notes include limitations with respect to the Carrols’ ability to issue additional debt, incur liens, sell or acquire assets or businesses, pay dividends and make certain investments. At both September 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006, $180.0 million principal amount of the senior subordinated notes was outstanding.

6. Income Taxes

The income tax provision for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006 was comprised of the following:

 

    

Three Months Ended

September 30,

  

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

     2007     2006    2007     2006

Current

   $ 1,904     $ 1,072    $ 5,668     $ 4,669

Deferred

     (109 )     1,508      (319 )     159
                             
   $ 1,795     $ 2,580    $ 5,349     $ 4,828
                             

The provision for income taxes for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 was derived using an estimated effective annual income tax rate for 2007 of 36.5% as well as the effect of any discrete tax items occurring in those periods. In addition to the discrete tax adjustment discussed in the following paragraph, the Company also recorded in the three months ended September 30, 2007 a reduction of tax expense of $0.2 million related to a reduction of valuation allowances for deferred taxes pertaining to state net operating loss carry forwards.

The Company adopted the provisions of Financial Standards Accounting Board (“FASB”) Interpretation No. 48, “Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes”, (“FIN 48”), an interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109 (“SFAS 109”), on

 

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(in thousands of dollars, except share amounts)

 

January 1, 2007. As a result of the implementation of FIN 48, the Company recognized no material adjustment in its consolidated financial statements. As of the adoption date of January 1, 2007, the Company had $0.6 million of unrecognized tax benefits. During the three months ended September 30, 2007 the statute of limitations affecting the taxing jurisdictions pertaining to $0.5 million of unrecognized tax benefits and $0.1 million of accrued interest expired. The Company recorded this tax benefit as a discrete tax item in the third quarter of 2007. At September 30, 2007 the Company has no remaining unrecognized tax benefits. The Company recognizes interest and penalties related to uncertain tax positions in income tax expense. As of September 30, 2007, the Company had no accrued interest related to uncertain tax positions.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2007 the Company has recorded total discrete tax adjustments reducing income tax expense of $0.8 million.

The provision for income taxes for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006 was derived using an estimated effective annual income tax rate for 2006 of 33.5%. There were no discrete tax items affecting the provision for income taxes in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006.

The tax years 2004-2006 remain open to examination by the major taxing jurisdictions to which the Company is subject.

On July 12, 2007, the Michigan Business Tax (the “MBT Act”) was signed into law, which provides a comprehensive restructuring of Michigan’s principal business taxes effective January 1, 2008. The MBT Act replaces the Michigan Single Business Tax that is scheduled to expire at the end of 2007. The effect of the MBT Act did not materially impact the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

7. Other Liabilities, Long-Term

Other liabilities, long-term, at September 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006 consisted of the following:

 

     September 30,
2007
   December 31,
2006

Unearned purchase discounts

   $ 2,854    $ 4,526

Accrued occupancy costs

     9,476      8,683

Accrued workers’ compensation costs

     4,650      4,595

Other

     6,179      5,658
             
   $ 23,159    $ 23,462
             

In 2001, management decided to close seven Taco Cabana restaurants in the Phoenix, Arizona market and discontinue restaurant development underway in that market. At September 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006, the Company had $0.6 million and $0.7 million in lease liability reserves, respectively, for the remaining locations that are included in accrued occupancy costs.

8. Postretirement Benefits

The Company provides postretirement medical and life insurance benefits covering substantially all Burger King administrative and restaurant management salaried employees. A December 31 measurement date is used for postretirement benefits.

 

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(in thousands of dollars, except share amounts)

 

The following summarizes the components of net periodic benefit cost:

 

     Three Months
Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months
Ended
September 30,
 
     2007    2006     2007    2006  

Components of net periodic benefit cost:

          

Service cost

   $ 124    $ 118     $ 370    $ 354  

Interest cost

     101      85       304      251  

Amortization of gains and losses

     24      21       72      63  

Amortization of unrecognized prior service cost

     1      (8 )     4      (22 )
                              

Net periodic postretirement benefit cost

   $ 250    $ 216     $ 750    $ 646  
                              

During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007, the Company made contributions of $56 and $172 to its postretirement plan to pay current benefits. The Company expects to make additional contributions during 2007.

On November 1, 2007 the Company amended its postretirement medical and life insurance benefits covering substantially all Burger King administrative and restaurant management personnel. The amendment included an elimination of life insurance benefits for active employees who retire after December 31, 2007 and increases in retiree contributions for both current and future retirees effective January 1, 2008. These amendments will reduce postretirement benefit obligations and costs beginning in the fourth quarter of 2007.

9. Lease Financing Obligations

The Company entered into sale-leaseback transactions in various years involving certain restaurant properties that did not qualify for sale-leaseback accounting and as a result, have been classified as financing transactions under SFAS No. 98, “Accounting for Leases” (“SFAS 98”). Under the financing method, the assets remain on the Company’s consolidated balance sheet and proceeds received by the Company from these transactions are recorded as a financing liability. Payments under these leases are applied as payments of imputed interest and deemed principal on the underlying financing obligations.

During the second quarter of 2007, the Company exercised its right of first refusal under the leases for five restaurant properties previously accounted for as lease financing obligations and purchased these properties from the lessor. As a result, the Company reduced its lease financing obligations by $4.4 million. The Company also recorded a gain of $0.2 million as a reduction of interest expense which represented the net amount by which the lease financing obligations exceeded the purchase price of the restaurant properties acquired.

During the second and third quarters of 2006, the Company refinanced 14 restaurant properties previously accounted for as lease financing obligations and amended lease agreements for 34 restaurant properties to eliminate or otherwise cure the provisions that precluded the original sale-leaseback accounting. As a result of these transactions in 2006, the Company reduced its lease financing obligations by $52.8 million, reduced its assets under lease financing obligations by $36.2 million and recorded deferred gains of $18.3 million which are being amortized as a reduction to rent expense over the remaining term of the underlying leases, which is generally 20 years.

As a result of these transactions, rent expense in the nine months ended September 30, 2007 includes an additional $2.0 million of expense compared to nine months ended September 30, 2006. Also as a result of these transactions, the nine months ended September 30, 2006 includes additional depreciation expense of $0.6 million and additional interest expense of $1.3 million and $2.6 million as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2007. Interest expense associated with lease financing obligations, including settlement gains and losses, for the three months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006 was $1.4 million and $1.7 million, respectively and for the nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006 was $4.2 million and $8.9 million, respectively.

 

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(in thousands of dollars, except share amounts)

 

10. Other Income

In the first quarter of 2007, the Company recorded a gain of $0.3 million related to sale of one of its Taco Cabana restaurant properties. In the third quarter of 2007, the Company recorded a gain of $0.3 million related to the sale of one of its non-operating Burger King restaurant properties.

During the third quarter of 2006, the Company reduced its lease liability reserves by $0.3 million due to an increase in the Company’s estimates for future sublease income at such locations and also reduced collection reserves previously established for a $1.1 million note receivable related to the sale of leasehold improvements at two of the closed locations that were written off as part of the restructuring charge in 2001. This note was paid in full in the fourth quarter of 2006. The effect of these transactions is presented in other income in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.

11. Business Segment Information

The Company is engaged in the quick-service and quick-casual restaurant industry, with three restaurant concepts: Burger King operating as a franchisee and Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana, both Company-owned concepts. The Company’s Burger King restaurants are all located in the United States, primarily in the Northeast, Southeast and Midwest. Pollo Tropical is a quick-casual restaurant chain featuring grilled marinated chicken and Caribbean style “made from scratch” side dishes. Pollo Tropical’s core markets are located in South and Central Florida. Taco Cabana is a quick-casual restaurant chain featuring fresh Mexican style food, including flame-grilled beef and chicken fajitas, quesadillas and other Tex-Mex dishes. Taco Cabana’s core markets are primarily located in Texas.

The accounting policies of each segment are the same as those described in the summary of significant accounting policies. The following table includes Segment EBITDA which is the measure of segment profit or loss reported to the chief operating decision maker for purposes of allocating resources to the segments and assessing their performance. Segment EBITDA is defined as earnings attributable to the applicable segment before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, impairment losses, stock-based compensation expense and other income and expense.

The “Other” column includes corporate related items not allocated to reportable segments, including stock-based compensation expense. Other identifiable assets consist primarily of cash, certain other assets, corporate property and equipment, goodwill and deferred income taxes.

 

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Three Months Ended

   Pollo
Tropical
   Taco
Cabana
   Burger
King
   Other    Consolidated

September 30, 2007:

              

Total revenues

   $ 42,560    $ 61,254    $ 99,695    $ —      $ 203,509

Cost of sales

     13,697      18,532      26,637      —        58,866

Restaurant wages and related expenses

     10,495      17,652      31,327      45      59,519

General and administrative expenses (1)

     2,188      2,655      7,168      314      12,325

Depreciation and amortization

     1,763      2,163      3,827      354      8,107

Segment EBITDA

     7,778      7,348      9,197      

Capital expenditures, including acquisitions

     5,202      5,043      2,437      347      13,029

September 30, 2006:

              

Total revenues

   $ 38,239    $ 58,062    $ 93,296    $ —      $ 189,597

Cost of sales

     12,178      16,835      23,987      —        53,000

Restaurant wages and related expenses

     9,869      16,493      28,685      —        55,047

General and administrative expenses (1)

     2,047      2,749      7,043      —        11,839

Depreciation and amortization

     1,256      2,517      4,297      327      8,397

Segment EBITDA

     6,491      9,854      9,177      

Capital expenditures, including acquisitions

     5,047      4,795      1,771      322      11,935

Nine Months Ended

                        

September 30, 2007:

              

Total revenues

   $ 126,846    $ 180,222    $ 285,093    $ —      $ 592,161

Cost of sales

     41,238      53,485      74,339      —        169,062

Restaurant wages and related expenses

     31,460      51,526      90,922      121      174,029

General and administrative expenses (1)

     7,221      8,256      22,349      947      38,773

Depreciation and amortization

     4,927      6,337      11,428      993      23,685

Segment EBITDA

     21,867      22,723      23,416      

Capital expenditures, including acquisitions

     18,442      13,086      7,388      1,840      40,756

September 30, 2006:

              

Total revenues

   $ 115,303    $ 171,983    $ 275,435    $ —      $ 562,721

Cost of sales

     37,151      49,860      71,288      —        158,299

Restaurant wages and related expenses

     28,842      48,728      86,437      —        164,007

General and administrative expenses (1)

     6,310      8,606      21,271      —        36,187

Depreciation and amortization

     4,038      6,580      13,573      986      25,177

Segment EBITDA

     21,797      25,669      26,345      

Capital expenditures, including acquisitions

     13,050      11,633      6,050      1,324      32,057

Identifiable Assets:

              

At September 30, 2007

   $ 54,897    $ 77,383    $ 149,628    $ 180,846    $ 462,754

At December 31, 2006

     46,617      71,601      155,272      179,369      452,859

 

(1) For the Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana segments, such amounts include general and administrative expenses related directly to each segment. For the Burger King segment such amounts include general and administrative expenses related directly to the Burger King segment as well as expenses associated with administrative support to all of the Company’s segments including executive management, information systems and certain accounting, legal and other administrative functions.

 

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(in thousands of dollars, except share amounts)

 

A reconciliation of segment EBITDA to consolidated net income is as follows:

 

     Six Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2007     2006     2007     2006  

Segment EBITDA:

        

Pollo Tropical

   $ 7,778     $ 6,491     $ 21,867     $ 21,797  

Taco Cabana

     7,348       9,854       22,723       25,669  

Burger King

     9,197       9,177       23,416       26,345  
                                

Subtotal

     24,323       25,522       68,006       73,811  

Less:

        

Depreciation and amortization

     8,107       8,397       23,685       25,177  

Impairment losses

     1,810       588       1,879       832  

Interest expense

     7,690       10,216       23,647       34,616  

Loss on extinguishment of debt

     —         —         1,485       —    

Provision for income taxes

     1,795       2,580       5,349       4,828  

Stock-based compensation expense

     359       —         1,068       —    

Other income

     (303 )     (1,389 )     (650 )     (1,389 )
                                

Net income

   $ 4,865     $ 5,130     $ 11,543     $ 9,747  
                                

12. Commitments and Contingencies

On November 16, 1998, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) filed suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York (the “Court”), under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, against the Company. The complaint alleged that the Company engaged in a pattern and practice of unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation against former and current female employees. The EEOC identified approximately 450 individuals (which were subsequently increased to 511 individuals) that it believed represented the class of claimants and was seeking monetary and injunctive relief from the Company.

On April 20, 2005, the Court issued a decision and order granting the Company’s Motion for Summary Judgment that the Company filed in January 2004. Subject to possible appeal by the EEOC, the case is dismissed, however the Court noted that it was not ruling on the claims, if any, that individual employees might have against the Company. The Company does not believe that any individual claim, if any, would have a material adverse impact on its consolidated financial statements.

On February 27, 2006, the Company filed a motion for summary judgment to dismiss all but between four and 17 of the individual claims. On July 10, 2006, in its response to that motion, the EEOC has asserted that, notwithstanding the Court’s dismissal of the case as a class action, the EEOC may still maintain some kind of collective action on behalf of these claimants. Oral argument before the Court was held on October 4, 2006 and the Company is awaiting the Court’s decision on the Company’s summary judgment motion. Although the Company believes that the EEOC’s continued class litigation argument is without merit, it is not possible to predict the outcome of the pending motion.

On November 30, 2002, four former hourly employees commenced a lawsuit against the Company in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York entitled Dawn Seever, et al. v. Carrols Corporation. The lawsuit alleges, in substance, that the Company violated certain minimum wage laws under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act and related state laws by requiring employees to work without recording their time and by retaliating against those who complained. The plaintiffs seek damages, costs and injunctive relief. They also seek to notify, and eventually certify, a class consisting of current and former employees who, since 1998, have worked, or are working, for the Company. As a result of the July 21, 2005 Status Conference, the parties agreed to withdraw Plaintiff’s Motions to Certify and for National Discovery, and Defendant’s Motion to Disqualify Counsel and related motions, to allow both sides limited additional discovery. The Company has since filed a Motion for Summary Judgment as to the existing plaintiffs that the Court has under consideration. On January 19, 2007, plaintiffs re-filed the Motion to certify and for National Discovery. The Company has opposed such Motions. The Company has also moved to disqualify the Plaintiffs from representing the class and to strike the purported evidence presented in support of the motion to certify. The various motions are scheduled for hearing on November 19, 2007. It is too early to evaluate the likelihood of an unfavorable outcome or estimate the amount or

 

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range of potential loss, if any. Consequently, it is not possible to predict what adverse impact, if any, this case could have on the Company’s consolidated financial statements. The Company intends to continue to contest this case vigorously.

The Company is a party to various other litigation matters incidental to the conduct of business. The Company does not believe that the outcome of any of these other matters will have a material adverse effect on its consolidated financial statements.

13. Recent Accounting Developments

In September 2006, the FASB issued SFAS No. 157, “Fair Value Measurements” (“SFAS 157”). This statement defines fair value, establishes a framework for using fair value to measure assets and liabilities and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. The statement applies whenever other pronouncements require or permit assets or liabilities to be measured at fair value. SFAS 157 is effective for the Company’s fiscal year beginning January 1, 2008. The Company is evaluating the impact the adoption of SFAS 157 will have on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

In February 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 159, “The Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and Liabilities – Including an amendment of FASB Statement No. 115” (“SFAS 159”). This statement permits entities to choose to measure many financial instruments and certain other items at fair value. SFAS 159 is effective for the Company’s fiscal year beginning January 1, 2008. The Company is currently evaluating the impact the adoption of SFAS 159 will have on its consolidated financial statements.

In May 2007, the FASB issued FASB Staff Position No. FIN 48-1, Definition of Settlement in FASB Interpretation No. 48 (the “FSP”). The FSP provides guidance about how an enterprise should determine whether a tax position is effectively settled for the purpose of recognizing previously unrecognized tax benefits. Under the FSP, a tax position could be effectively settled if a taxing authority has completed all of its required or expected examination procedures, if the entity does not intend to appeal or litigate the result and it is remote that the taxing authority would examine or re-examine the tax position. Application of the FSP shall be upon the initial adoption date of FIN 48. The FSP did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

14. Guarantor Financial Statements

The Company’s obligations under the senior subordinated notes are jointly and severally guaranteed in full on an unsecured senior subordinated basis by certain of the Company’s subsidiaries (“Guarantor Subsidiaries”), all of which are directly or indirectly wholly-owned by the Company. These subsidiaries are:

Cabana Beverages, Inc.

Cabana Bevco LLC

Carrols Realty Holdings Corp.

Carrols Realty I Corp.

Carrols Realty II Corp.

Carrols J.G. Corp.

Quanta Advertising Corp.

Pollo Franchise, Inc.

Pollo Operations, Inc.

Taco Cabana, Inc.

TP Acquisition Corp.

TC Bevco LLC

T.C. Management, Inc.

TC Lease Holdings III, V and VI, Inc.

Get Real, Inc.

Texas Taco Cabana, L.P.

TPAQ Holding Corporation

The following supplemental financial information sets forth on a consolidating basis, balance sheets as of September 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006 for the Parent Company Only, Guarantor Subsidiaries and for the Company and the related statements of operations and cash flows for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006.

 

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(in thousands of dollars, except share amounts)

 

For certain of the Company’s sale-leaseback transactions, the Parent Company has guaranteed on an unsecured basis the rental payments of its subsidiaries. In accordance with Emerging Issues Task Force Issue No. 90-14, “Unsecured Guarantee by Parent of Subsidiary’s Lease Payments in a Sale-Leaseback Transaction,” the Company has included in the following guarantor financial statements amounts pertaining to these leases as if they were accounted for as financing transactions of the Guarantor Subsidiaries. These adjustments are eliminated in consolidation.

For purposes of the guarantor financial statements, the Company and its subsidiaries determine the applicable tax provision for each entity generally using the separate return method. Under this method, current and deferred taxes are allocated to each reporting entity as if it were to file a separate tax return. The rules followed by the reporting entity in computing its tax obligation or refund, including the effects of the alternative minimum tax, would be the same as those followed in filing a separate return with the Internal Revenue Service. However, for purposes of evaluating an entity’s ability to realize its tax attributes, the Company assesses whether it is more likely than not that those assets will be realized at the consolidated level. Any differences in the total of the income tax provision (benefit) for the Parent Company only and the Guarantor Subsidiaries, as calculated on the separate return method and the consolidated income tax provision (benefit) are eliminated in consolidation.

The Company provides some administrative support to its subsidiaries related to executive management, information systems and certain accounting, legal and other administrative functions. For purposes of the guarantor financial statements, the Company allocates such corporate costs on a specific identification basis, where applicable, or based on revenues or the number of restaurants for each subsidiary. Management believes that these allocations are reasonable based on the nature of costs incurred.

 

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CONSOLIDATING BALANCE SHEET

September 30, 2007

(In thousands of dollars)

(Unaudited)

 

     Parent
Company
Only
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Consolidated
Total
 
ASSETS         

Current assets:

        

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 5,176     $ 2,446     $ —       $ 7,622  

Trade and other receivables

     1,217       3,503       —         4,720  

Inventories

     2,993       1,946       —         4,939  

Prepaid rent

     1,028       1,727       —         2,755  

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     2,939       4,051       —         6,990  

Deferred income taxes

     2,655       1,894       —         4,549  
                                

Total current assets

     16,008       15,567       —         31,575  

Property and equipment, net

     61,933       187,690       (54,502 )     195,121  

Franchise rights, net

     80,856       —         —         80,856  

Goodwill

     1,450       123,484       —         124,934  

Intangible assets, net

     —         959       —         959  

Franchise agreements, net

     5,683       —         —         5,683  

Intercompany receivable (payable)

     159,093       (159,650 )     557       —    

Investment in subsidiaries

     37,204         (37,204 )     —    

Deferred income taxes

     5,420       6,995       (970 )     11,445  

Other assets

     7,573       6,357       (1,749 )     12,181  
                                

Total assets

   $ 375,220     $ 181,402     $ (93,868 )   $ 462,754  
                                
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDER’S EQUITY (DEFICIT)         

Current liabilities:

        

Current portion of long-term debt

   $ 1,589     $ 65     $ —       $ 1,654  

Accounts payable

     10,410       10,658       —         21,068  

Accrued interest

     3,539       —         —         3,539  

Accrued payroll, related taxes and benefits

     10,235       7,435       —         17,670  

Accrued income taxes payable

     331       —           331  

Accrued real estate taxes

     245       3,792       —         4,037  

Other liabilities

     8,524       3,267       —         11,791  
                                

Total current liabilities

     34,873       25,217       —         60,090  

Long-term debt, net of current portion

     299,833       1,048       —         300,881  

Lease financing obligations

     14,892       107,929       (68,428 )     54,393  

Deferred income—sale-leaseback of real estate

     16,590       5,725       8,113       30,428  

Accrued postretirement benefits

     6,948       —         —         6,948  

Other liabilities

     15,229       7,519       411       23,159  
                                

Total liabilities

     388,365       147,438       (59,904 )     475,899  

Commitments and contingencies

        

Stockholder’s equity (deficit)

     (13,145 )     33,964       (33,964 )     (13,145 )
                                

Total liabilities and stockholder’s equity (deficit)

   $ 375,220     $ 181,402     $ (93,868 )   $ 462,754  
                                

 

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CONSOLIDATING BALANCE SHEET

December 31, 2006

(In thousands of dollars)

(Unaudited)

 

     Parent
Company
Only
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Consolidated
Total
 
ASSETS         

Current assets:

        

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 1,182     $ 2,757     $ —       $ 3,939  

Trade and other receivables

     783       4,581       —         5,364  

Inventories

     2,997       1,680       —         4,677  

Prepaid rent

     2,203       1,927       —         4,130  

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     1,920       3,447       —         5,367  

Refundable income taxes

     2,806       —         —         2,806  

Deferred income taxes

     2,653       1,886       —         4,539  
                                

Total current assets

     14,544       16,278       —         30,822  

Property and equipment, net

     62,978       171,369       (51,605 )     182,742  

Franchise rights, net

     83,268       —         —         83,268  

Goodwill

     1,450       123,484       —         124,934  

Intangible assets, net

     —         1,175       —         1,175  

Franchise agreements, net

     5,793       —         —         5,793  

Intercompany receivable (payable)

     151,907       (152,204 )     297       —    

Investment in subsidiaries

     35,396       —         (35,396 )     —    

Deferred income taxes

     5,215       6,619       (698 )     11,136  

Other assets

     8,703       6,008       (1,722 )     12,989  
                                

Total assets

   $ 369,254     $ 172,729     $ (89,124 )   $ 452,859  
                                
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDER’S EQUITY (DEFICIT)         

Current liabilities:

        

Current portion of long-term debt

   $ 2,295     $ 182     $ —       $ 2,477  

Accounts payable

     7,783       10,077       —         17,860  

Accrued interest

     7,861       —         —         7,861  

Accrued payroll, related taxes and benefits

     11,034       7,411       —         18,445  

Accrued real estate taxes

     1,754       2,348       —         4,102  

Other liabilities

     7,123       3,500       —         10,623  
                                

Total current liabilities

     37,850       23,518       —         61,368  

Long-term debt, net of current portion

     296,397       1,035         297,432  

Lease financing obligations

     19,419       103,060       (63,908 )     58,571  

Deferred income—sale-leaseback of real estate

     18,548       4,812       8,031       31,391  

Accrued postretirement benefits

     6,370       —         —         6,370  

Other liabilities

     16,405       6,799       258       23,462  
                                

Total liabilities

     394,989       139,224       (55,619 )     478,594  

Commitments and contingencies

        

Stockholder’s equity (deficit)

     (25,735 )     33,505       (33,505 )     (25,735 )
                                

Total liabilities and stockholder’s equity (deficit)

   $ 369,254     $ 172,729     $ (89,124 )   $ 452,859  
                                

 

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CONSOLIDATING STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

Three Months Ended September 30, 2007

(In thousands of dollars)

(Unaudited)

 

     Parent
Company
Only
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
   Eliminations     Consolidated
Total
 

Revenues:

         

Restaurant sales

   $ 99,695     $ 103,486    $ —       $ 203,181  

Franchise royalty revenues and fees

     —         328      —         328  
                               

Total revenues

     99,695       103,814      —         203,509  
                               

Costs and expenses:

         

Cost of sales

     26,637       32,229      —         58,866  

Restaurant wages and related expenses (including stock-based compensation expense of $45)

     31,374       28,145      —         59,519  

Restaurant rent expense

     5,951       3,841      1,309       11,101  

Other restaurant operating expenses

     15,105       15,171      —         30,276  

Advertising expense

     4,310       3,148      —         7,458  

General and administrative (including stock based compensation expense of $314)

     6,890       5,435      —         12,325  

Depreciation and amortization

     4,037       4,379      (309 )     8,107  

Impairment losses

     54       1,756      —         1,810  

Other income

     (303 )     —        —         (303 )
                               

Total operating expenses

     94,055       94,104      1,000       189,159  
                               

Income from operations

     5,640       9,710      (1,000 )     14,350  

Interest expense

     6,632       2,515      (1,457 )     7,690  

Intercompany interest allocations

     (4,557 )     4,557      —         —    
                               

Income before income taxes

     3,565       2,638      457       6,660  

Provision for income taxes

     502       1,067      226       1,795  

Equity income from subsidiaries

     1,802       —        (1,802 )     —    
                               

Net income

   $ 4,865     $ 1,571    $ (1,571 )   $ 4,865  
                               

 

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CONSOLIDATING STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

Three Months Ended September 30, 2006

(In thousands of dollars)

(Unaudited)

 

     Parent
Company
Only
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Consolidated
Total
 

Revenues:

        

Restaurant sales

   $ 93,296     $ 95,958     $ —       $ 189,254  

Franchise royalty revenues and fees

     —         343       —         343  
                                

Total revenues

     93,296       96,301       —         189,597  
                                

Costs and expenses:

        

Cost of sales

     23,987       29,013       —         53,000  

Restaurant wages and related expenses

     28,521       26,526       —         55,047  

Restaurant rent expense

     5,781       3,223       —         9,004  

Other restaurant operating expenses

     14,606       12,735       1,236       28,577  

Advertising expense

     4,017       2,591       —         6,608  

General and administrative

     6,463       5,376       —         11,839  

Depreciation and amortization

     4,452       4,247       (302 )     8,397  

Impairment losses

     —         588       —         588  

Other income

     —         (1,389 )       (1,389 )
                                

Total operating expenses

     87,827       82,910       934       171,671  
                                

Income from operations

     5,469       13,391       (934 )     17,926  

Interest expense

     8,936       2,505       (1,225 )     10,216  

Intercompany interest allocations

     (4,557 )     4,557       —         —    
                                

Income before income taxes

     1,090       6,329       291       7,710  

Provision for income taxes

     480       2,207       (107 )     2,580  

Equity income from subsidiaries

     4,520       —         (4,520 )     —    
                                

Net income

   $ 5,130     $ 4,122     $ (4,122 )   $ 5,130  
                                

 

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CONSOLIDATING STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

Nine months Ended September 30, 2007

(In thousands of dollars)

(Unaudited)

 

     Parent
Company
Only
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Consolidated
Total
 

Revenues:

        

Restaurant sales

   $ 285,093     $ 306,071     $ —       $ 591,164  

Franchise royalty revenues and fees

     —         997       —         997  
                                

Total revenues

     285,093       307,068       —         592,161  
                                

Costs and expenses:

        

Cost of sales

     74,339       94,723       —         169,062  

Restaurant wages and related expenses (including stock-based compensation expense of $121)

     90,994       83,035       —         174,029  

Restaurant rent expense

     17,732       11,050       3,905       32,687  

Other restaurant operating expenses

     43,415       42,815       —         86,230  

Advertising expense

     12,920       11,522       —         24,442  

General and administrative (including stock based compensation expense of $947)

     20,474       18,299       —         38,773  

Depreciation and amortization

     11,981       12,626       (922 )     23,685  

Impairment loss

     68       1,811       —         1,879  

Other income

     (303 )     (347 )     —         (650 )
                                

Total operating expenses

     271,620       275,534       2,983       550,137  
                                

Income from operations

     13,473       31,534       (2,983 )     42,024  

Interest expense

     20,449       7,542       (4,344 )     23,647  

Loss on extinguishment of debt

     1,485       —         —         1,485  

Intercompany interest allocations

     (13,669 )     13,669       —         —    
                                

Income before income taxes

     5,208       10,323       1,361       16,892  

Provision for income taxes

     1,010       3,826       513       5,349  

Equity income from subsidiaries

     7,345       —         (7,345 )     —    
                                

Net income

   $ 11,543     $ 6,497     $ (6,497 )   $ 11,543  
                                

 

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Nine months Ended September 30, 2006

(In thousands of dollars)

(Unaudited)

 

     Parent
Company
Only
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Consolidated
Total
 

Revenues:

        

Restaurant sales

   $ 275,435     $ 286,284     $ —       $ 561,719  

Franchise royalty revenues and fees

     —         1,002       —         1,002  
                                

Total revenues

     275,435       287,286       —         562,721  
                                

Costs and expenses:

        

Cost of sales

     71,288       87,011       —         158,299  

Restaurant wages and related expenses

     86,044       77,963       —         164,007  

Restaurant rent expense

     16,329       9,522       1,332       27,183  

Other restaurant operating expenses

     42,089       39,141       1,236       82,466  

Advertising expense

     11,676       9,092       —         20,768  

General and administrative

     19,451       16,736       —         36,187  

Depreciation and amortization

     14,057       11,706       (586 )     25,177  

Impairment losses

     224       608       —         832  

Other income

     —         (1,389 )       (1,389 )
                                

Total operating expenses

     261,158       250,390       1,982       513,530  
                                

Income from operations

     14,277       36,896       (1,982 )     49,191  

Interest expense

     29,333       7,993       (2,710 )     34,616  

Intercompany interest allocations

     (13,669 )     13,669       —         —    
                                

Income (loss) before income taxes

     (1,387 )     15,234       728       14,575  

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

     (496 )     5,336       (12 )     4,828  

Equity income from subsidiaries

     10,638       —         (10,638 )     —    
                                

Net income

   $ 9,747     $ 9,898     $ (9,898 )   $ 9,747  
                                

 

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CONSOLIDATING STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

Nine months Ended September 30, 2007

(In thousands of dollars)

(Unaudited)

 

     Parent
Company
Only
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Consolidated
Total
 

Cash flows provided from operating activities:

        

Net income

   $ 11,543     $ 6,497     $ (6,497 )   $ 11,543  

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

        

Gain on disposals of property and equipment

     (122 )     65       —