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Panera Bread Company Reports Q4 2015 Diluted EPS of $1.88, Excluding One-Time Items
Globe Newswire

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Panera Bread Company (Nasdaq:PNRA) today reported financial results for fiscal Q4 2015 and full year fiscal 2015.

Bps of Change in Labor & Benefits %, Pre vs Post Panera 2.0


HIGHLIGHTS

- Q4 2015 Company-owned comparable net bakery-cafe sales up 3.6%

- Q1 2016 (first 41 days) Company-owned comparable net bakery-cafe sales up 6.4%

- Q4 2015 EPS growth of 1%, excluding one-time items

- FY 2016 EPS growth target set at up 2% to 5%, excluding one-time items

- 119 Company bakery-cafes converted to Panera 2.0 during Q4 2015, bringing total to 410

Ron Shaich, Chairman and CEO, commented, "Our strategic plan is working. Our comps of 3.6% in Q4 2015 and 6.4% in the first 41 days of Q1 2016 are leading indicators of the impact our initiatives are having. Further, we are confident that our results will continue to strengthen as the startup and transition costs associated with our initiatives begin to crest and our sales continue to grow. We now expect the EPS growth we saw in Q4 2015 will improve in 2016 and further accelerate in 2017. Today, we are confident we are on a path to return to sustained double-digit earnings growth."

Fiscal Q4 2015 and Full Year Fiscal 2015 Results and Business Review

Reported net income was $43 million, or $1.74 per diluted share, for fiscal Q4 2015.  The fiscal Q4 2015 results compare to reported net income of $48 million, or $1.82 per diluted share, for fiscal Q4 2014.  Excluding one-time items in both quarters (see table below), diluted EPS was $1.88 for fiscal Q4 2015 and $1.87 for fiscal Q4 2014, or up 1%.  A reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP information is attached to this release as Schedule V.

Reported net income was $149 million, or $5.79 per diluted share, for full year fiscal 2015.  The full year fiscal 2015 results compare to reported net income of $179 million, or $6.64 per diluted share, for full year fiscal 2014.  Excluding one-time items in both fiscal years, diluted EPS was $6.21 for full year fiscal 2015 and $6.53 for full year fiscal 2014, or down 5%.  A reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP information is attached to this release as Schedule V.

The Company's fiscal Q4 2015 and full year fiscal 2015 consolidated statements of income and margin analyses are attached to this release as Schedule I.  The following table sets forth, for the periods indicated, certain items included in the Company's consolidated statements of income (in thousands, except per share data and percentages), including net income and diluted EPS, excluding charges related to the Company's refranchising initiative and goodwill impairment, and net income and diluted EPS, as reported:

 

 For the 13 Weeks Ended Percentage
Change
 December 29, 2015 December 30, 2014 
      
Total revenue$691,765  $672,497   3%
      
Net income, excluding certain items$46,567  $49,843   -7%
Refranchising loss, after-tax (3,407)     
Goodwill impairment charge, after-tax    (1,351)  
Net income, as reported$43,160  $48,492   -11%
      
Diluted EPS, excluding certain items$1.88  $1.87   1%
Refranchising loss (0.14)     
Goodwill impairment charge    (0.05)  
Diluted EPS, as reported$1.74  $1.82   -4%
      
Shares used in diluted EPS 24,786   26,662   -7%

 

Comparable Net Bakery-Cafe Sales Growth

In fiscal Q4 2015, Company-owned comparable net bakery-cafe sales increased 3.6%, franchise-operated comparable net bakery-cafe sales increased 1.1%, and system-wide comparable net bakery-cafe sales increased 2.3% compared to the same period in fiscal 2014.  Two-year Company-owned comparable net bakery-cafe sales increased 6.9%, two-year franchise-operated comparable net bakery-cafe sales increased 3.8%, and two-year system-wide comparable net bakery-cafe sales increased 5.3%.

The Company-owned comparable net bakery-cafe sales increase of 3.6% in fiscal Q4 2015 was comprised of year-over-year transaction growth of 1.1% and average check growth of 2.5%.

For full year fiscal 2015, Company-owned comparable net bakery-cafe sales increased 3.0%, franchise-operated comparable net bakery-cafe sales increased 1.0%, and system-wide comparable net bakery-cafe sales increased 1.9% compared to fiscal 2014.  A schedule of comparable net bakery-cafe sales information is attached to this release as Schedule III.

Operating Margin

Operating margin for fiscal Q4 2015 declined approximately 60 basis points versus fiscal Q4 2014, excluding charges related to the Company's refranchising initiative, as outlined in Schedule V.  This decline was primarily the result of structural wage increases and costs related to the startup and transition expenses associated with our strategic initiatives.  As reported, operating margin for fiscal Q4 2015 declined approximately 140 basis points versus fiscal Q4 2014.

Operating margin for full year fiscal 2015 declined approximately 130 basis points versus full year fiscal 2014, excluding charges related to the Company's refranchising initiative, as outlined in Schedule V.  As reported, operating margin for full year fiscal 2015 declined approximately 190 basis points versus full year fiscal 2014.

New Bakery-Cafe Development and AWS

During fiscal Q4 2015, the Company opened 18 new bakery-cafes and its franchisees opened 15 new bakery-cafes. For full year fiscal 2015, the Company and its franchisees opened 112 new bakery-cafes (57 Company-owned and 55 franchise-operated). As a result, there were 1,972 bakery-cafes open system-wide as of December 29, 2015. 

 

 Company-owned Franchise-operated Total System
Bakery-cafes as of September 29, 2015931  1,015  1,946 
Bakery-cafes opened18  15  33 
Bakery-cafes closed(3) (4) (7)
Bakery-cafes refranchised(45) 45   
Bakery-cafes as of December 29, 2015901  1,071  1,972 


Average weekly sales (“AWS”) for Company-owned "Class of 2015" bakery-cafes for full year fiscal 2015 was $45,357.  AWS for franchise-operated "Class of 2015" bakery-cafes for full year fiscal 2015 was $48,711. 

A schedule of fiscal Q4 2015 and full year fiscal 2015 AWS, including AWS information for bakery-cafes based on their designation as either a traditional or non-traditional bakery-cafe, is attached to this release as Schedule II.  Non-traditional bakery-cafes refers to a range of alternate formats that the Company believes will allow it to more deeply penetrate existing and new territories with a range of different formats.

Panera 2.0 Conversions and Supplemental Information

As of fiscal Q4 2015, the Company had completed the conversion of 410 bakery-cafes to Panera 2.0, with 119 conversions completed during Q4 and 304 conversions completed year-to-date. The Company is releasing supplemental information, attached to this release as Schedule IV, detailing the performance of Company-owned bakery-cafes converted to Panera 2.0.

Share Repurchase

During fiscal Q4 2015, the Company repurchased 683,051 shares at an average price of $182.97 per share for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $125.0 million.  During full year fiscal 2015, the Company repurchased a total of 2,201,719 shares at an average price of $181.65 per share for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $399.9 million.  The Company has approximately $283.5 million available under the current $750 million repurchase authorization as of fiscal Q4 2015.

Initial Full Year Fiscal 2016 Outlook

Diluted EPS

The Company is targeting full year fiscal 2016 diluted earnings per share growth of 2% to 5% when compared to full year fiscal 2015 (comparative diluted earnings per share for full year fiscal 2015 excludes certain items as outlined on Schedule V).

The full year fiscal 2016 diluted earnings per share target range is based on the following key assumptions:

Comparable Net Bakery-Cafe Sales Growth

The Company is targeting Company-owned comparable net bakery-cafe sales growth for fiscal 2016 of 3.5% to 4.5%.  The Company announced today that Company-owned comparable net bakery-cafe sales in the first 41 days of fiscal Q1 2016 were up 6.4%.  Comparable net bakery-cafe sales in the first 41 days benefited from the fact that the Company took an earlier price increase in fiscal Q1 2016 than in fiscal Q1 2015 to better align with structural wage increases.

Operating Margin

The Company's fiscal 2016 diluted earnings per share target range assumes operating margin will be down 50 to 100 basis points when compared to fiscal 2015 which reflects startup and transition costs associated with our initiatives, excluding the impact of one-time charges. 

New Bakery-Cafe Development and AWS

The Company's fiscal 2016 new bakery-cafe target is 90 to 100 system-wide bakery-cafe openings and the average weekly net sales performance target for new Company-owned bakery-cafes is $45,000 to $47,000.

Notes:

The Company will host a conference call that will be broadcast on the Internet at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, to discuss the fiscal Q4 2015 results, preliminary comparable net bakery-cafe sales results for the first 41 days of fiscal Q1 2016, full year targets and business outlook for fiscal 2016, and an update on the Panera 2.0 initiative.  To access the call or view a copy of this release, go to http://www.panerabread.com/investor.  Access to the call will be made available for 14 days, and the release will be archived for one year.

The Company includes in this release information on Company-owned, franchise-operated, and system-wide comparable net bakery-cafe sales percentages.  Company-owned comparable net bakery-cafe sales percentages are based on net sales from Company-owned bakery-cafes included in base store bakery-cafes.  Franchise-operated comparable net bakery-cafe sales percentages are based on net sales from franchised bakery-cafes, as reported by franchisees, that are included in base store bakery-cafes.  Acquired Company-owned and franchise-operated bakery-cafes and other restaurant or bakery-cafe concepts are included in the Company's comparable net bakery-cafe sales percentages after it has acquired a 100 percent ownership interest and if such acquisition occurred prior to the first day of the Company's prior fiscal year.  Comparable net bakery-cafe sales exclude closed locations.

The Company does not record franchise-operated net bakery-cafe sales as revenues.  However, royalty revenues are calculated based on a percentage of franchise-operated net bakery-cafe sales, as reported by franchisees.  The Company uses franchise-operated and net system-wide sales information internally in connection with store development decisions, planning, and budgeting analyses.  The Company believes franchise-operated and net system-wide sales information is useful in assessing consumer acceptance of its brand; facilitates an understanding of its financial performance and the overall direction and trends of sales and operating income; helps the Company appreciate the effectiveness of its advertising and marketing initiatives which its franchisees also contribute based on a percentage of their net sales; and provides information that is relevant for comparison within the industry.

About Panera Bread Company

30 years ago, at a time when quick service meant low quality, Panera set out to challenge this expectation. We believed that food that was good and that you could feel good about, served in a warm and welcoming environment by people who cared, could bring out the best in all of us. To us, that is food as it should be and that is why we exist.

So we began with a simple commitment: to bake fresh bread from fresh dough in every bakery-cafe, every day. No artificial preservatives or short cuts, just bakers with simple ingredients and hot ovens. Each night, any unsold bread and baked goods were shared with neighbors in need.

These traditions carry on today, as we have continued to find ways to be an ally to our guests. That means crafting a menu of soups, salads and sandwiches that we are proud to feed our families. Like poultry and pork raised without antibiotics on our salads and sandwiches. A commitment to transparency and options that empower our guests to eat the way they want. Seasonal flavors and whole grains. And a commitment to removing artificial additives (flavors, colors, sweeteners and preservatives) from the food in our bakery-cafes. Why? Because we think that simpler is better and we believe in serving food as it should be. Because when you don’t have to compromise to eat well, all that is left is the joy of eating.

We’re also focused on improving quality and convenience. With investments in technology and operations, we now offer new ways to enjoy your Panera favorites - like mobile ordering and Rapid Pick-Up for to-go orders - all designed to make things easier for our guests. As of December 29, 2015, there were 1,972 bakery-cafes in 46 states and in Ontario, Canada operating under the Panera Bread®, Saint Louis Bread Co.® or Paradise Bakery & Cafe® names. For more information, visit panerabread.com or find us on Twitter (@panerabread), Facebook (facebook.com/panerabread) or Instagram (@panerabread).

Matters discussed in this news release and in our public disclosures, whether written or oral, relating to future events or our future performance, including any discussion, express or implied, regarding our intention to repurchase shares from time to time under the share repurchase program and the source of funding of such repurchases, our refranchising activities, our anticipated growth, operating results, plans, objectives, future earnings per share, and the impact of our investments in sales-building initiatives and operational capabilities on future sales and earnings, including Panera 2.0, contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are often identified by the words "believe," "positioned," "estimate," "project," "target," "plan," "goal," "assumption," "continue," "intend," "expect," "future," "anticipate," and other similar expressions, whether in the negative or the affirmative, that are not statements of historical fact. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict, and you should not place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements. Our actual results and timing of certain events could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including, but not limited to, those discussed from time to time in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2014 and our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. All forward-looking statements and the internal projections and beliefs upon which we base our expectations included in this release are made only as of the date of this release and may change. While we may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we expressly disclaim any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Schedule I


PANERA BREAD COMPANY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
    
 For the 13 Weeks Ended For the 13 Weeks Ended
 December 29, 2015 December 30, 2014
Revenues:   
Bakery-cafe sales, net$602,330  $593,783 
Franchise royalties and fees39,611  33,736 
Fresh dough and other product sales to franchisees49,824  44,978 
Total revenues$691,765  $672,497 
Costs and expenses:   
Bakery-cafe expenses:   
Cost of food and paper products$180,221  $177,336 
Labor192,884  184,696 
Occupancy40,915  40,949 
Other operating expenses82,485  81,254 
Total bakery-cafe expenses496,505  484,235 
Fresh dough and other product cost of sales to franchisees42,545  38,425 
Depreciation and amortization35,231  33,428 
General and administrative expenses39,389  35,948 
Pre-opening expenses2,836  3,424 
Refranchising loss5,376   
Total costs and expenses621,882  595,460 
Operating profit69,883  77,037 
Interest expense1,564  438 
Other (income) expense, net244  2,759 
Income before income taxes68,075  73,840 
Income taxes24,932  25,348 
Net income43,143  48,492 
Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest(17)  
Net income attributable to Panera Bread Company$43,160  $48,492 
    
Earnings per common share:   
Basic$1.75  $1.82 
Diluted$1.74  $1.82 
Weighted average shares of common and common equivalent shares outstanding:   
Basic24,703  26,581 
Diluted24,786  26,662 


Schedule I (continued)


PANERA BREAD COMPANY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
    
 For the 52 Weeks Ended For the 52 Weeks Ended
 December 29, 2015 December 30, 2014
Revenues:   
Bakery-cafe sales, net$2,358,794  $2,230,370 
Franchise royalties and fees138,563  123,686 
Fresh dough and other product sales to franchisees184,223  175,139 
Total revenues$2,681,580  $2,529,195 
Costs and expenses:   
Bakery-cafe expenses:   
Cost of food and paper products$715,502  $669,860 
Labor754,646  685,576 
Occupancy169,998  159,794 
Other operating expenses334,635  314,879 
Total bakery-cafe expenses1,974,781  1,830,109 
Fresh dough and other product cost of sales to franchisees160,706  152,267 
Depreciation and amortization135,398  124,109 
General and administrative expenses142,904  138,060 
Pre-opening expenses9,089  8,707 
Refranchising loss17,108   
Total costs and expenses2,439,986  2,253,252 
Operating profit241,594  275,943 
Interest expense3,830  1,824 
Other (income) expense, net1,192  (3,175)
Income before income taxes236,572  277,294 
Income taxes87,247  98,001 
Net income149,325  179,293 
Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest(17)  
Net income attributable to Panera Bread Company$149,342  $179,293 
    
Earnings per common share:   
Basic$5.81  $6.67 
Diluted$5.79  $6.64 
Weighted average shares of common and common equivalent shares outstanding:   
Basic25,685  26,881 
Diluted25,788  26,999 


Schedule I (continued)

PANERA BREAD COMPANY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
MARGIN ANALYSIS
(unaudited)

The following table sets forth the percentage relationship to total revenues, except where otherwise indicated, of certain items included in the Company's consolidated statements of income for the period indicated.  Percentages may not add due to rounding:

  For the 13 Weeks Ended For the 13 Weeks Ended
  December 29, 2015 December 30, 2014
Revenues:    
Bakery-cafe sales, net 87.1% 88.3%
Franchise royalties and fees 5.7  5.0 
Fresh dough and other product sales to franchisees 7.2  6.7 
Total revenues 100.0% 100.0%
Costs and expenses:    
Bakery-cafe expenses (1):    
Cost of food and paper products 29.9% 29.9%
Labor 32.0  31.1 
Occupancy 6.8  6.9 
Other operating expenses 13.7  13.7 
Total bakery-cafe expenses 82.4  81.6 
Fresh dough and other product cost of sales to franchisees (2) 85.4  85.4 
Depreciation and amortization 5.1  5.0 
General and administrative expenses 5.7  5.3 
Pre-opening expenses 0.4  0.5 
Refranchising loss 0.8   
Total costs and expenses 89.9  88.5 
Operating profit 10.1  11.5 
Interest expense 0.2  0.1 
Other (income) expense, net   0.4 
Income before income taxes 9.8  11.0 
Income taxes 3.6  3.8 
Net income 6.2  7.2 
Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest    
Net income attributable to Panera Bread Company 6.2% 7.2%

(1)        As a percentage of net bakery-cafe sales.

(2)        As a percentage of fresh dough and other product sales to franchisees.


Schedule I (continued)

PANERA BREAD COMPANY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
MARGIN ANALYSIS
(unaudited)

The following table sets forth the percentage relationship to total revenues, except where otherwise indicated, of certain items included in the Company's consolidated statements of income for the period indicated.  Percentages may not add due to rounding:

  For the 52 Weeks Ended For the 52 Weeks Ended
  December 29, 2015 December 30, 2014
Revenues:    
Bakery-cafe sales, net 88.0% 88.2%
Franchise royalties and fees 5.2  4.9 
Fresh dough and other product sales to franchisees 6.9  6.9 
Total revenues 100.0% 100.0%
Costs and expenses:    
Bakery-cafe expenses (1):    
Cost of food and paper products 30.3% 30.0%
Labor 32.0  30.7 
Occupancy 7.2  7.2 
Other operating expenses 14.2  14.1 
Total bakery-cafe expenses 83.7  82.1 
Fresh dough and other product cost of sales to franchisees (2) 87.2  86.9 
Depreciation and amortization 5.0  4.9 
General and administrative expenses 5.3  5.5 
Pre-opening expenses 0.3  0.3 
Refranchising loss 0.6   
Total costs and expenses 91.0  89.1 
Operating profit 9.0  10.9 
Interest expense 0.1  0.1 
Other (income) expense, net   (0.1)
Income before income taxes 8.8  11.0 
Income taxes 3.3  3.9 
Net income 5.6  7.1 
Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest    
Net income attributable to Panera Bread Company 5.6% 7.1%


(1)        As a percentage of net bakery-cafe sales.

(2)        As a percentage of fresh dough and other product sales to franchisees.


Schedule II

PANERA BREAD COMPANY
Supplemental Sales and Bakery-Cafe Information

System-Wide Average Weekly Sales ("AWS")
  2015   2014   2013   2012   2011 
AWS$48,357  $47,655  $47,403  $46,676  $44,313 


 2015 Company-Owned AWS By Year Opened
 2015 Opens 2014 Opens 2013 Opens &
Prior
 Total
Bakery-Cafes 57   60   784   901 
Q1 15$47,210  $41,788  $47,918  $47,478 
Q2 15$44,125  $42,549  $49,651  $49,054 
Q3 15$45,448  $42,469  $48,943  $48,364 
Q4 15$45,492  $44,615  $52,431  $51,545 
2015 YTD$45,357  $42,830  $49,689  $49,090 


 2015 Franchise-Operated AWS By Year Opened
 2015 Opens [a] 2014 Opens 2013 Opens &
Prior
 2015
Acquisitions [a]
 Total
Bakery-Cafes 55   49   892   75   1,071 
Q1 15$53,665  $44,930  $46,641  $62,979  $46,614 
Q2 15$48,194  $46,122  $47,737  $62,017  $47,680 
Q3 15$45,395  $45,146  $46,775  $49,995  $46,734 
Q4 15$50,349  $47,754  $49,597  $49,526  $49,541 
2015 YTD$48,711  $45,988  $47,684  $49,817  $47,680 


[a] 2015 franchise-operated AWS excludes 75 refranchised bakery-cafes.

 Traditional and Non-Traditional AWS [b]
 Company-Owned Franchise-Operated System-Wide
 2015 Opens 2014 Opens 2015 Opens 2014 Opens 2015 Opens 2014 Opens
Traditional Bakery-Cafes 43   58   51   47   94   105 
Non-Traditional Bakery-Cafes 14   7   4   2   18   9 
Traditional AWS$49,222  $46,849  $49,710  $48,799  $49,507  $47,787 
Non-Traditional AWS$35,872  $32,448  $36,257  $48,669  $35,956  $36,169 
Total$45,357  $44,986  $48,711  $48,881  $47,101  $46,769 


[b] Represents year-to-date bakery-cafe openings and AWS for fiscal 2015 and fiscal 2014.  Traditional bakery-cafes generally represent bakery-cafes opened in suburban geographies approximating our standard 4,200 square foot design.  Non-traditional bakery-cafes reflect all other bakery-cafes including urban, small footprint formats, and delivery units.  Because the non-traditional bakery-cafe designation covers various formats and the formats of non-traditional bakery-cafe openings may vary from period-to-period, comparing AWS for non-traditional bakery-cafes on a year-over-year basis may not be meaningful.

 Bakery-Cafe Openings (excluding acquisitions) [c]
 Company Franchise Total Company Franchise Total
Q1 1511 14 25Q1 1416 11 27
Q2 1518 12 30Q2 1410 9 19
Q3 1510 14 24Q3 1413 15 28
Q4 1518 15 33Q4 1426 14 40
2015 YTD57 55 1122014 YTD65 49 114


[c] Bakery-cafe openings presented above exclude the opening of delivery hubs.


Schedule III

PANERA BREAD COMPANY
Comparable Net Bakery-Cafe Sales Information

Set forth below is comparable net bakery-cafe sales growth information comparing fiscal 2015 to comparable periods in fiscal 2014:

 For the 4 weeks endedFor the 5 weeks endedFor the 4 weeks endedFor the 13 weeks endedFor the 52 Weeks Ended
 October 27, 2015December 1, 2015December 29, 2015December 29, 2015December 29, 2015
Company-owned 3.8% 4.2% 2.7% 3.6% 3.0%
Franchise-operated 1.4% 1.6% 0.0% 1.1% 1.0%
System-wide 2.5% 2.9% 1.3% 2.3% 1.9%


Schedule IV

PANERA BREAD COMPANY
Panera 2.0 Initiative - Supplemental Information

The schedule below and image linked above detail certain operating metrics for base Company-owned bakery-cafes converted to the Panera 2.0 format as of December 29, 2015.  Panera 2.0 is our strategic initiative designed to enhance the customer experience that is enabled by technology and operational improvements. The operating metrics presented in this schedule, as defined in the footnotes below, reflect certain components of the items presented in the Company's consolidated statements of income, included in this release as Schedule I.

 Comps in 2.0 Bakery-Cafes by Quarters Since Conversion
Number of quarters since conversion (1) 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10 
Bakery-cafe count (2) 314  221  138  98  81  37  18  13  13  7 
Absolute cumulative comp (3) 3.3% 4.7% 5.4% 7.6% 9.7% 16.1% 11.0% 16.2% 19.5% 25.6%


(1) Reflects performance for each successive, three month period following the completion of the Panera 2.0 conversion process. Most recent quarter could represent a partial quarter for some bakery-cafes.
(2) Company-owned bakery-cafes converted to Panera 2.0 that are in the comp base, originally open in fiscal 2012 or prior.
(3) "Absolute cumulative comp" defined as the cumulative percentage increase in the retail gross sales compared to the same period in the fiscal year prior to the completion of the Panera 2.0 conversion.  Retail gross sales excludes catering sales.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/f20ebc30-b4f4-4f25-bee0-cba535894188 

Schedule V

PANERA BREAD COMPANY
Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Information
(in thousands, except per share information)

The Company uses diluted earnings per share excluding certain items as a key performance measure of results of operations for purposes of evaluating performance internally.  This non-GAAP measurement is not intended to replace the presentation of our financial results in accordance with GAAP.  Rather, the Company believes that the presentation of results excluding certain items provides additional information to facilitate the comparison of past and present operations, excluding items described below that the Company does not believe were indicative of our ongoing operations in the 13 and 52 weeks ended December 29, 2015 and December 30, 2014, respectively.

 For the 13 Weeks Ended For the 52 Weeks Ended 
 December 29, 2015 December 29, 2015 
Net income, as reported$43,160 $149,342 
Refranchising loss, after-tax (1)3,407 10,778 
Net income, excluding certain items$46,567 $160,120 
     
Diluted earnings per share, as reported$1.74 $5.79 
Impact of refranchising loss on diluted earnings per share0.14 0.42 
Diluted earnings per share, excluding certain items$1.88 $6.21 
    
 For the 13 Weeks Ended For the 52 Weeks Ended
 December 30, 2014 December 30, 2014
Net income, as reported$48,492  $179,293 
Goodwill impairment charge, after-tax (2)1,351  1,351 
Favorable tax adjustments (3)  (2,319)
Favorable resolution of insurance coverage matter, after-tax (4)  (2,049)
Net income, excluding certain items$49,843  $176,276 
    
Diluted earnings per share, as reported$1.82  $6.64 
Impact of goodwill impairment charge on diluted earnings per share0.05  0.05 
Impact of favorable tax adjustments on diluted earnings per share  (0.08)
Impact of favorable resolution of insurance coverage matter on diluted earnings per share  (0.08)
Diluted earnings per share, excluding certain items$1.87  $6.53 

 

(1) Refranchising loss of $5.4 million and $17.1 million before net effective tax benefits of $2.0 million and $6.3 million recorded during the thirteen and fifty-two weeks ended December 29, 2015, respectively.
(2) Goodwill impairment charge of $2.1 million before net effective tax benefit of $0.7 million recorded during the thirteen weeks ended December 30, 2014 in other (income) expense, net in the Consolidated Statements of Income.
(3) Favorable tax adjustments of $2.3 million related to additional federal tax credits and an increased deduction for domestic production activities related to prior period income tax returns recorded during the thirteen weeks ended September 30, 2014.
(4) Benefit from a favorable resolution of an insurance coverage matter of $3.2 million before net effective tax expense of $1.2 million recorded during the thirteen weeks ended July 1, 2014.

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Steve West, Vice President of Investor Relations
(Steve.West@panerabread.com)

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