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Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Reports Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results

CHONGQING, China, Nov. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Co., Ltd. (NYSE: CCSC) ("Country Style Cooking" "CSC" or the "Company"), a fast-growing quick service restaurant chain in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015.

Third Quarter 2015 Highlights

  • Revenue for the third quarter of 2015 was RMB388.1 million ($61.1 million) compared to RMB409.1 million in the same quarter of 2014.
  • Comparable restaurant sales decreased by 10.7% from the same quarter of 2014. There were 291 restaurants in the comparison.
  • Restaurant level operating margin was 14.0%, a decrease of 170 basis points from the same quarter of 2014.
  • Adjusted EBITDA)[1] was RMB36.5 million ($5.7 million) in the third quarter of 2015 compared to RMB45.8 million in the same quarter of 2014.
  • Net income for the third quarter of 2015 was RMB14.3 million ($2.3 million) compared to RMB18.6 million in the same quarter of 2014. Adjusted net income (non-GAAP), which excludes share-based compensation expenses, was RMB17.3 million ($2.7 million), compared to RMB22.7 million in the same quarter of 2014.
  • Diluted net income per American depositary share ("ADS") was RMB0.53 ($0.083). Adjusted diluted net income per ADS (non-GAAP)[1], which excludes share-based compensation expenses, was RMB0.64 ($0.10). Each ADS represents four ordinary shares of the Company.
  • Total number of restaurants increased by a net total of nine in the third quarter of 2015 to 355 restaurants as of September 30, 2015, covering 30 cities and up from 332 restaurants as of September 30, 2014. Among the total 355 restaurants, 82 are "Mr. Rice" branded restaurants.

[1] This release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures to provide supplemental information regarding the Company's operating performance. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the section captioned "Non-GAAP Disclosure" and the table captioned "Supplementary Metrics -- Reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP Financial Measures" set forth at the end of this release.

Mr. Xingqiang Zhang, Chief Executive Officer of Country Style Cooking, commented, "During the third quarter of 2015, we maintained our focus on enhancing overall customer experience and steadily growing our base of CSC and Mr. Rice branded restaurants. Since launching mobile ordering and WeChat payment platforms under a pilot program at over 100 stores in July 2015, we have successfully accelerated the payment process and improved the average customer's dining experience, especially during peak hours. Additionally, we introduced special combo meals with discounts at different promotional events during the quarter to reward customer loyalty. We also completed our rebranding initiative and introduced our new visual identity at our restaurants in August, with the aim of presenting a new, homelike dining environment to customers." 

"Looking ahead, we intend to consistently provide high-quality and great-tasting food, innovative services, payment options and convenience to our growing base of customers.  We believe we can drive greater traffic and sales to our restaurants as well as deliver solid financial results," concluded Mr. Zhang.

Third Quarter 2015 Financial Performance

Revenue in the third quarter of 2015 was RMB388.1 million ($61.1 million) compared to RMB409.1 million in the same quarter of 2014. The decrease in revenue was primarily due to the decline in comparable restaurant sales. During the third quarter of 2015, the Company opened a net total of 9 restaurants, bringing the total restaurant count to 355 as of September 30, 2015, compared to its total restaurant count of 332 as of September 30, 2014. Restaurants opened in the third quarter of 2015 included 6 "Mr. Rice" restaurants. Comparable restaurant sales decreased by 10.7% compared with the same quarter of 2014. The decrease in comparable restaurant sales was mainly due to a decrease in customer traffic associated with intensified competition. There were 291 restaurants in the comparison.

Costs of food and paper was RMB175.7 million ($27.6 million) in the third quarter of 2015, compared to RMB184.8 million in the same quarter of 2014. The decrease in cost of food and paper was primarily attributable to less food and paper purchased as the Company's revenue decreased. As a percentage of revenue, costs of food and paper was 45.3% in the third quarter of 2015 compared to 45.2% in the prior year period.

Restaurant wages and related expenses were RMB82.2 million ($12.9 million) in the third quarter of 2015 compared to RMB83.3 million in the same quarter of 2014. The decrease in restaurant wages and related expenses was primarily attributable to the Company's restructuring and reduction in headcount, which was partially offset by increases in employees' wages, salaries and the expenses related to their social insurance. As a percentage of revenue, restaurant wages and related expenses were 21.2% in the third quarter of 2015 compared to 20.4% in the same quarter of 2014. 

Restaurant rent expenses were RMB38.7 million ($6.1 million) in the third quarter of 2015 from RMB37.2 million in the same quarter of 2014. The increase in restaurant rent expenses was primarily due to the growth of the total number of restaurants. As a percentage of revenue, restaurant rental expenses were 10.0% in the third quarter of 2015 compared to 9.1% in the third quarter of 2014.

Restaurant utility expenses were RMB23.1 million ($3.6 million) in the third quarter of 2015, compared to RMB24.9 million in the same quarter of 2014. As a percentage of revenue, restaurant utility expenses were 5.9% in the third quarter of 2015 compared to 6.1% in the third quarter of 2014.

Other restaurant operating expenses decreased by 4.9% to RMB13.9 million ($2.2 million) in the third quarter of 2015 from RMB14.7 million in the same quarter of 2014. As a percentage of revenue, other restaurant operating expenses remained stable at 3.6% in the third quarter of 2015 compared to the third quarter of 2014.

Restaurant-level operating margin was 14.0% in the third quarter of 2015, a decrease of 170 basis points over the same quarter of 2014. The decline in restaurant-level operating margin was primarily due to the increase in labor costs and the decline in comparable restaurants' sales.

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses increased by 0.4% to RMB19.6 million ($3.1 million) in the third quarter of 2015 from RMB19.5 million in the same quarter of 2014. Share-based compensation expenses included in SG&A was RMB2.4 million ($0.4 million) in the third quarter of 2015, compared to RMB3.0 million in the third quarter of 2014. As a percentage of revenue, SG&A expenses increased to 5.1% in the third quarter of 2015 from 4.8% in the third quarter of 2014.

Pre-opening expense for the third quarter of 2015 decreased by 51.2% to RMB1.4 million ($0.2 million) from RMB2.9 million in the same quarter of 2014, primarily attributable to the decrease in the number of new restaurants opened. As a percentage of revenue, pre-opening expense decreased to 0.4% in the third quarter of 2015 from 0.7% in the same quarter of 2014.

Depreciation expense for the third quarter of 2015 decreased by 11.0% to RMB17.9 million ($2.8 million) from RMB20.1 million in the same quarter of 2014. As a percentage of revenue, depreciation expense decreased to 4.6% in the third quarter of 2015 from 4.9% in the same quarter of 2014.

Property and equipment impairment charges were RMB4.2 million ($0.7 million) in the third quarter of 2015, representing costs related to asset impairment with 10 underperforming restaurants.

Income from operations for the third quarter of 2015 was RMB11.3 million ($1.8 million), compared to income of RMB19.3 million in the same quarter of 2014.

Interest income for the third quarter of 2015 increased by 11.6% to RMB7.5 million ($1.2 million) from RMB6.8 million in the same quarter of 2014.

Foreign currency exchange gain for the third quarter of 2015 was RMB1.2 million ($0.2 million) as compared to a loss of RMB24.0 thousand in the same quarter of 2014.

Other income for the third quarter of 2015 was RMB192.0 thousand ($0.03 million) compared to other income of RMB71.0 thousand in the same quarter of 2014.

Income tax expense in the third quarter of 2015 was RMB5.9 million ($0.9 million) compared to RMB7.6 million in the same quarter of 2014.

Net income was RMB14.3 million ($2.3 million) compared to RMB18.6 million in the third quarter of 2014. Adjusted net income (non-GAAP), which excludes share-based compensation expenses, was RMB17.3 million ($2.7 million) in the third quarter of 2015 compared to RMB22.7 million in the third quarter of 2014.

Diluted net income per ADS in the third quarter of 2015 was RMB0.53 ($0.083) compared to RMB0.69 in the third quarter of 2014. Adjusted diluted net income per ADS (non-GAAP), which excludes share-based compensation expenses, was RMB0.64 ($0.10) in the third quarter of 2015 compared to RMB0.84 in the third quarter of 2014. The Company had approximately 27.1 million diluted weighted average ADSs outstanding during the quarter ended September 30, 2015.

EBITDA, defined as net income before interest, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization, was RMB30.6 million ($4.9 million) in the third quarter of 2015, compared to RMB39.5 million from the same quarter of 2014. Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP), defined as EBITDA excluding foreign exchange gain or loss, other income or loss, property and equipment impairment charges, and share-based compensation expenses, was RMB36.5 million ($5.7 million) in the third quarter of 2015, compared to RMB45.8 million in the same quarter of 2014.

As of September 30, 2015, the Company had cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of RMB636.9 million ($100.2 million), compared to RMB570.4 million as of December 31, 2014.

Net cash provided by operating activities was RMB109.1 million ($17.2 million) for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 compared to RMB129.0 million in the same period of 2014.

Outlook

For the fourth quarter of 2015, the Company currently estimates that revenue will be between RMB342 million ($53.8 million) and RMB362 million ($57.0 million). 

These forecasts reflect the Company's current and preliminary view, which are subject to change.

Definitions

The following definitions apply to these terms used throughout this release:

Comparable restaurants are defined as restaurants that were open throughout the periods under comparison. A restaurant is included in the comparison once it has been in operation for 12 full months before the start of the period under comparison. Comparable restaurants exclude (i) restaurants whose operational area has increased or decreased by more than 5% during the periods under comparison and (ii) restaurants that were closed for more than 5% of total days in any period under comparison.

Restaurant level operating margin represents total revenue less restaurant operating costs (including food and paper, restaurant wages and related expenses, restaurant rent expenses, restaurant utilities expenses and other restaurant operating expenses), expressed as a percentage of total revenues.

Basic net income per ADS are computed by dividing the net income by the weighted average number of ADS outstanding during the year. Diluted net income per ADS is computed using the more dilutive of the two-class method or the if-converted method.

Exchange Rate

This announcement contains translations of certain Renminbi amounts into US dollars at specified rates solely for the convenience of readers. Unless otherwise noted, all translations from Renminbi to US dollars in this announcement were made at the noon buying rate of RMB6.3556 to US$1.00 on September 30, 2015 in the City of New York for cable transfers in Renminbi per U.S. dollar as certified for customs purposes by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call at 7:30 am, Eastern Time on November 20, 2015, which is 8:30 pm, Beijing Time on November 20, 2015, to discuss third quarter 2015 results and answer questions from investors.  Listeners may access the call by dialing:

US:                    

1-888-346-8982

International:        

1-412-902-4272

Hong Kong:        

800-905945

China:                 

4001-201203

A telephone replay will be available one hour after the conclusion of the conference call through November 27, 2015. The dial-in details are:

US:                    

1-877-344-7529

International:        

1-412-317-0088

Passcode:           

10074797

A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available at http://ir.csc100.com

About Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Co., Ltd.

Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Co., Ltd. (NYSE: CCSC) ("Country Style Cooking") is a fast-growing quick service restaurant chain in China, offering delicious, everyday Chinese food to customers who desire fast and affordable quality meals. Country Style Cooking directly operates all of its restaurants and is the largest quick service restaurant chain in Chongqing municipality, home to Sichuan cuisine, one of the best-known Chinese regional cuisines. Additional information about Country Style Cooking can be found at http://ir.csc100.com.

Contact:

Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Co., Ltd.
Phone: +86-23-8866-8866
E-mail: ir@csc100.com

ICR Inc.
Bill Zima
Phone: +86-10-6583-7511 or +1-646-328-2520
E-mail: bill.zima@icrinc.com

Non-GAAP Disclosure

To supplement the unaudited consolidated financial information presented in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), the Company uses the following measures defined as non-GAAP measures under Regulation G and Item 10(e) of Regulation S-K of SEC: adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per ADS, EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. The Company defines adjusted net income as net income excluding share-based compensation expenses and one-time tax levy/(benefit). The Company defines adjusted diluted earnings per ADS as diluted earnings per ADS excluding share-based compensation expenses and one-time tax levy/(benefit). The Company defines EBITDA as earnings before interest, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization. The Company defines adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA excluding foreign exchange gain or loss, other income or expense, property and equipment impairment charges, goodwill impairment and share-based compensation expenses. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the tables captioned "Supplementary Metrics—Reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP Financial Measures" set forth at the end of this release.

The Company believes that in conjunction with GAAP financial measures, these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding its operating performance and liquidity. The Company believes that both management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing its performance and when planning and forecasting future periods. These non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate management's internal comparisons to the Company's historical performance and liquidity. Management uses both GAAP and non-GAAP information in evaluating and operating the business internally and therefore deems it important to provide all of these information to investors. Management also believes that these non-GAAP financial measures facilitate comparisons to the Company's historical performance. 

One of the limitations of using adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per ADS, EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA is that they do not include all items that impact the Company's net income for the relevant periods. They exclude certain items including share-based compensation charges that have been and will continue to be for the foreseeable future a significant recurring expense in the Company's business. In addition, the Company's EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA or similarly titled measures utilized by other companies since such other companies may not calculate EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA in the same manner as the Company does. Management compensates for these limitations by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from each non-GAAP measure. The accompanying tables have more details on the reconciliations between GAAP financial measures that are most directly comparable to non-GAAP financial measures.

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. Among other things, the outlook for the fourth quarter 2015, quotations from management in this announcement, as well as Country Style Cooking's strategic and operational plans, contain forward-looking statements. The Company may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its reports filed with, or furnished to, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual reports to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: uncertainties regarding the Company's ability to open and profitably operate new restaurants and manage its growth effectively and efficiently; risks associated with changing consumer taste and discretionary spending; uncertainties regarding the Company's ability to maintain and enhance the attractiveness of its restaurants and its brand and image; risks related to instances of food-borne illnesses, health epidemics and other outbreaks; uncertainties regarding the Company's ability to respond to competitive pressures; and uncertainties associated with factors typically affecting the consumer food services industry in general. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the Company's reports filed with, or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of this press release, and Country Style Cooking undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law. 

 


Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Amounts in thousands, except shares data)

(Unaudited)










As of December 31,


As of September 30,   


2014


2015


RMB


RMB


US$

ASSETS






Current assets:






  Cash and cash equivalents

193,554


281,675


44,319

  Short-term investments

376,831


355,227


55,892

  Due from related parties

-


493


78

  Inventories

52,871


58,010


9,127

  Prepaid rent

14,745


13,940


2,193

  Prepaid expenses and other current assets

30,350


32,299


5,082

  Deferred tax assets-current

930


930


146

Total current assets

669,281


742,574


116,837

Long-term investments

50,659


53,427


8,406

Property and equipment, net

417,778


387,870


61,029

Goodwill

5,139


5,139


809

Deferred tax assets - non current

8,814


8,814


1,387

Deposits for leases – non current

30,075


29,874


4,700

Total assets

1,181,746


1,227,698


193,168







Current liabilities:






  Accounts payable

54,674


62,790


9,879

  Deferred revenue

14,051


17,102


2,691

Accrued payroll

30,557


29,996


4,720

  Income taxes payable

5,104


7,460


1,174

  Other current liabilities

51,914


51,570


8,114

Total current liabilities

156,300


168,918


26,578

Deferred rent - non current

29,030


28,752


4,524

Advanced receipts from depositary bank

2,253


1,969


310

Total liabilities

187,583


199,639


31,412







Equity:






Ordinary shares ($0.001 par value, 1,000,000,000
   shares authorized 107,352,416 and 107,759,144
   shares issued and outstanding as of December
   31, 2014 and September 30, 2015, respectively)

763


765


120

   Additional paid-in capital

766,837


776,274


122,140

   Retained earnings

235,572


258,782


40,717

   Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(9,009)


(7,762)


(1,221)

Total equity

994,163


1,028,059


161,756







Total liabilities and equity

1,181,746


1,227,698


193,168

 

 

 


 Consolidated Statements of Income

(Amounts in thousands, except percentages, shares, per share and per ADS data)

 (Unaudited)




For the three months ended September 30,


2014


2015


RMB

%


RMB

%


US$









Revenue - restaurant sales

409,056

100.0


388,145

100.0


61,071

Costs and expenses:








   Restaurant expenses:








       Food and paper expense

184,808

45.2


175,728

45.3


27,649

       Restaurant wages and related expenses[1]

83,280

20.4


82,151

21.2


12,926

       Restaurant rent expense

37,233

9.1


38,749

10.0


6,097

       Restaurant utilities expense

24,918

6.1


23,093

5.9


3,633

       Other restaurant operating expenses

14,670

3.6


13,944

3.6


2,194

   Selling, general and administrative expenses[1]

19,545

4.8


19,615

5.1


3,086

   Pre-opening expense

2,917

0.7


1,424

0.4


224

   Depreciation

20,149

4.9


17,932

4.6


2,821

   Property and equipment impairment charges

2,199

0.5


4,201

1.1


661

Total operating expenses

389,719

95.3


376,837

97.2


59,291









Income from operations

19,337

4.7


11,308

2.8


1,780









Interest income

6,750

1.7


7,536

1.9


1,186

Foreign exchange gain/(loss)

(24)

(0.0)


1,198

0.3


188

Other income/(expense)

71

0.0


192

0.0


30

Income before income taxes

26,134

6.4


20,234

5.1


3,184









Income tax expense

7,550

1.8


5,935

1.5


934

Net income

18,584

4.6


14,299

3.6


2,250









Basic net income per share

0.17



0.13



0.022

Diluted net income per share

0.17



0.13



0.021

Basic net income per ADS

0.70



0.53



0.084

Diluted net income per ADS

0.69



0.53



0.083

Basic weighted average ordinary shares outstanding

106,640,645



107,713,694



107,713,694

Diluted weighted average ordinary shares outstanding

107,848,587



108,358,241



108,358,241









[1] Includes share-based compensation expenses of RMB4.1 million and RMB3.0 million ($0.5 million) for the three months ended September 30, 2014 and 2015, respectively.

 


Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

(Amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)




For the three months ended September 30,


2014


2015


RMB


RMB


US$







Net income

18,584


14,299


2,250

Other comprehensive income, net of tax:






     Foreign currency translation adjustments

1


1,274


200

Comprehensive income

18,585


15,573


2,450

 

 

 


Condensed Consolidated Cash Flow Statements

(Amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)




For the nine months ended September 30


2014


2015


RMB


RMB


US$

Operating activities:






   Net income

33,542


23,210


3,652

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






      Loss on disposals of property and equipment

1,875


1,860


293

      Property and equipment impairment charges

4,975


8,961


1,410

      Depreciation

58,475


56,033


8,816

      Share based compensation

15,813


8,864


1,395

   Changes in operating assets and liabilities:






      Due from related parties

(301)


(493)


(78)

      Inventories

(1,285)


(2,183)


(343)

      Prepaid rent

1,665


805


127

      Prepaid expenses and other current assets

(7,216)


(1,950)


(307)

      Deposits for leases

(9,240)


201


32

      Accounts payable

7,655


8,115


1,277

      Deferred revenue

9,862


3,051


480

      Accrued payroll

1,498


(560)


(88)

      Income taxes payable

(256)


2,356


371

      Deferred rent

3,092


130


20

      Other liabilities

8,893


703


111

Net cash provided by operating activities

129,047


109,103


17,168

Investing activities:






   Purchase of property and equipment

(98,689)


(41,654)


(6,554)

   Proceeds from disposals of property and equipment

216


27


4

   Purchase of investment

(823,598)


(898,832)


(141,425)

   Withdrawal of investment

733,119


917,667


144,387

Net cash used in investing activities

(188,952)


(22,792)


(3,588)

Financing activity:






   Proceeds from exercise of employee stock options

1,512


563


89

Net cash provided by financing activity:

1,512


563


89

Effect of exchange rate

319


1,247


196

Net increase(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

(58,074)


88,121


13,865

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year

372,493


193,554


30,454

Cash and cash equivalents, end of year

314,419


281,675


44,319

 

 

Supplementary Metrics – Reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP Financial Measures

(Amounts in thousands, except ADSs and per ADS data)




Three months ended September 30,


2014


2015


RMB


RMB


US$







Net income

18,584


14,299


2,250

Share-based compensation expenses:






Restaurant wages and related expenses

1,144


596


94

Selling, general and administrative expenses

2,963


2,427


382

Adjusted net income (non-GAAP) 

22,691


17,322


2,726







Diluted net income per ADS

0.69


0.53


0.083

Adjusted diluted net income per ADS (non-
GAAP) 

0.84


0.64


0.10

Diluted weighted average ADSs outstanding

26,962,147


27,089,560


27,089,560














Three months ended September 30,


2014


2015


RMB


RMB


US$







Net income

18,584


14,299


2,250

Income tax expense

7,550


5,935


934

Interest income

(6,750)


(7,536)


(1,186)

Depreciation and amortization

20,149


17,932


2,821

EBITDA (non-GAAP)

39,533


30,630


4,819







EBITDA (non-GAAP)

39,533


30,630


4,819

Foreign exchange loss/(gain)

24


(1,198)


(188)

Other expense / (income)

(71)


(192)


(30)

Property and equipment impairment charges

2,199


4,201


661

Share-based compensation expenses






Restaurant wages and related expenses

1,144


596


94

Selling, general and administrative expenses

2,963


2,427


382

Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)

45,792


36,464


5,738

 

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SOURCE Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Co.,Ltd.

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