Franchise Group, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

 Franchise Group, Inc. announced the results of its second quarter ended June 27, 2020.  For the second quarter of 2020, total reported revenue for Franchise Group was $512.6 million, GAAP Net Loss was $21.7 million or $0.62 per share, Proforma Adjusted EBITDA was $62.7 million and Non-GAAP EPS was $0.53 per share.  In calculating GAAP EPS, the Company utilized approximately 35 million weighted average fully diluted shares of common stock outstanding for the second quarter. In calculating Non-GAAP EPS and formulating guidance, the Company utilized approximately 40 million fully diluted shares of common stock outstanding which accounts for the recent underwritten public offering of 4.8 million shares.  The net proceeds from the follow-on offering closed after the end of the quarter and is not included in the end of quarter cash balance of $105.5 million.  Total outstanding debt at the end of the second quarter was $740.6 million.

During the second quarter of 2020, Franchise Group priced an approximate $106 million follow-on offering of common stock, reduced debt by $70.9 million and declared another quarterly dividend of $0.25 per share.  The Company’s business model was extremely resilient during the height of Covid-19 and was able to exceed its plan for the quarter due to strong revenue and continued achievement of operational efficiencies. 

Brian Kahn, Franchise Group’s President and CEO stated, “Our businesses continued to benefit from the shift in consumer spending.  Our associates have maintained their dedication to our businesses and have again delivered robust financial results despite difficult circumstances.  Our performance through fiscal July, to begin the third quarter, continues to demonstrate resilience and is allowing us to further raise guidance for the full fiscal year.”

The Company has four reportable segments: American Freight; The Vitamin Shoppe; Liberty Tax and Buddy’s.  The following table summarizes revenue, net loss and proforma adjusted EBITDA by these segments.  A reconciliation of Proforma Adjusted EBITDA to the most comparable GAAP measure is included below.

  For the Three Months
  Ended June 27, 2020
  Revenue   EBITDA
  (In thousands)
American Freight $ 234,427   $ 40,384     $ (6,747 )
Vitamin Shoppe   237,735     16,292       (3,961 )
Liberty Tax   15,073     (538 )     (7,322 )
Buddy’s   25,392     7,037       1,522  
Corporate       (452 )     (5,434 )
Total $ 512,627   $ 62,723     $ (21,942 )
Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest     269  
Net income (loss) attributable to Franchise Group, Inc.   $ (21,673 )

Outlook (1)

For fiscal 2020, we believe we will exceed our previous guidance of $240 million of Proforma Adjusted EBITDA and $2.60 of Non-GAAP EPS and now expect Proforma Adjusted EBITDA to exceed $255 million and Non-GAAP EPS of over $2.70. Please note that our $2.70 of Non-GAAP EPS includes approximately $0.30 pro forma dilution from our recent follow-on offering and excludes any assumption for acquisitions, divestitures or refranchising activity.

(1) The Company does not provide quantitative reconciliation of forward-looking, non-GAAP financial measures such as forecasted 2020 Proforma Adjusted EBITDA or non-GAAP EPS to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure because it is difficult to reliably predict or estimate the relevant components without unreasonable effort due to future uncertainties that may potentially have significant impact on such calculations, and providing them may imply a degree of precision that would be confusing or potentially misleading.  Proforma adjustments represent realized and unrealized synergies consistent with the Company’s credit agreement. Estimates exclude potential acquisitions, divestitures or refranchising activities. 

Conference Call Information
Franchise Group will conduct a conference call on August 6th at 8:30 A.M. ET to discuss its business, review financial results for the second quarter of 2020 and provide an update on its expected outlook for the rest of 2020.  A real-time webcast of the conference call will be available on the Events page of Franchise Group’s website at The conference call can also be accessed live via telephone at (800) 697-5978. The passcode is 6075494. Please dial in 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

About Franchise Group, Inc.
Franchise Group, Inc. is an operator of franchised and franchisable businesses and uses its operating expertise to drive cost efficiencies and grow its brands.  Franchise Group’s business lines include Liberty Tax Service, Buddy’s Home Furnishings, American Freight and The Vitamin Shoppe.  On a combined basis, Franchise Group currently operates over 4,100 locations predominantly located in the U.S. and Canada that are either Company-run or operated pursuant to franchising agreements.


Investor Relations Contact:
Andrew F. Kaminsky
EVP & Chief Administrative Officer
Franchise Group, Inc.
(914) 939-5161

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Franchise Group, Inc.
(914) 939-5161

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Contact Information:

Andrew F. Kaminsky
EVP & Chief Administrative Officer
Franchise Group, Inc.
(914) 939-5161