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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C.  20549

FORM 10-Q  

(Mark One)

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

  For the Quarterly Period Ended October 3, 2017

 

OR

 

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

 

For the transition period from _______________ to ______  

Commission file number 0-21423

BJ’S RESTAURANTS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)  

 

California

33‑0485615

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

 

7755 Center Avenue, Suite 300

Huntington Beach, California 92647

(714) 500-2400

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including

area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant (1) has 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 was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes No .

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate website, if any, every interactive data file required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (section 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See definition of “accelerated filer,” “large accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer

 

Accelerated filer

Non-accelerated filer (do not check if smaller reporting company)

Smaller reporting company

Emerging growth company

 

 

 

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act). Yes    No .     

 

As of November 3, 2017, there were 20,633,394 shares of Common Stock of the Registrant outstanding.  

 


BJ’S RESTAURANTS, INC.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

 

 

Page

PART I.

 

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

 

Consolidated Financial Statements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets –
   October 3, 2017 (Unaudited) and January 3, 2017

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Income –
   Thirteen and Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended October 3, 2017 and September 27, 2016

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows –
   Thirteen and Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended October 3, 2017 and September 27, 2016

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements

4

 

 

 

 

Item 2.

 

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

10

 

 

 

 

Item 3.

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

19

 

 

 

 

Item 4.

 

Controls and Procedures

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART II.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

 

Legal Proceedings

20

 

 

 

 

Item 1A.

 

Risk Factors

20

 

 

 

 

Item 2.

 

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

20

 

 

 

 

Item 6.

 

Exhibits

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

23

 

 

 


 

 

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

BJ’S RESTAURANTS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)

 

 

 

October 3, 2017

 

 

January 3, 2017

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

28,694

 

 

$

22,761

 

Accounts and other receivables, net

 

 

12,537

 

 

 

14,698

 

Inventories, net

 

 

10,226

 

 

 

9,907

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

8,368

 

 

 

11,324

 

Total current assets

 

 

59,825

 

 

 

58,690

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

599,450

 

 

 

601,324

 

Goodwill

 

 

4,673

 

 

 

4,673

 

Other assets, net

 

 

29,118

 

 

 

26,625

 

Total assets

 

$

693,066

 

 

$

691,312

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable (1)

 

$

23,984

 

 

$

31,145

 

Accrued expenses

 

 

83,634

 

 

 

94,553

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

107,618

 

 

 

125,698

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

37,073

 

 

 

37,587

 

Deferred rent

 

 

32,047

 

 

 

30,424

 

Deferred lease incentives

 

 

53,951

 

 

 

54,119

 

Long-term debt

 

 

194,000

 

 

 

148,000

 

Other liabilities

 

 

23,199

 

 

 

20,587

 

Total liabilities

 

 

447,888

 

 

 

416,415

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, 5,000 shares authorized, none issued or outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, no par value, 125,000 shares authorized and 20,746

   and 22,332 shares issued and outstanding as of October 3, 2017 and

   January 3, 2017, respectively

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital surplus

 

 

68,228

 

 

 

66,200

 

Retained earnings

 

 

176,950

 

 

 

208,697

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total shareholders’ equity

 

 

245,178

 

 

 

274,897

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

 

$

693,066

 

 

$

691,312

 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

 

(1)

Included in accounts payable as of October 3, 2017 and January 3, 2017 is $3,816 and $5,782, respectively, of related party trade payables. See Note 4 for further information.

1

 


 

BJ’S RESTAURANTS, INC.

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

 

 

For the Thirteen

 

 

For the Thirty-Nine

 

 

 

Weeks Ended

 

 

Weeks Ended

 

 

 

October 3, 2017

 

 

September 27, 2016

 

 

October 3, 2017

 

 

September 27, 2016

 

Revenues

 

$

247,009

 

 

$

233,702

 

 

$

770,642

 

 

$

727,431

 

Restaurant operating costs (excluding depreciation and amortization):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales (1)

 

 

65,553

 

 

 

59,882

 

 

 

200,465

 

 

 

183,091

 

Labor and benefits

 

 

91,228

 

 

 

82,034

 

 

 

277,724

 

 

 

252,793

 

Occupancy and operating (1)

 

 

55,238

 

 

 

50,474

 

 

 

164,054

 

 

 

149,691

 

General and administrative

 

 

13,035

 

 

 

12,921

 

 

 

41,536

 

 

 

41,050

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

17,430

 

 

 

16,292

 

 

 

51,231

 

 

 

47,930

 

Restaurant opening

 

 

534

 

 

 

2,218

 

 

 

3,205

 

 

 

5,216

 

Loss on disposal and impairment of assets

 

 

1,070

 

 

 

810

 

 

 

4,168

 

 

 

2,266

 

Natural disaster and related

 

 

905

 

 

 

 

 

 

905

 

 

 

 

Severance and legal settlements

 

 

423

 

 

 

 

 

 

423

 

 

 

369

 

Total costs and expenses

 

 

245,416

 

 

 

224,631

 

 

 

743,711

 

 

 

682,406

 

Income from operations

 

 

1,593

 

 

 

9,071

 

 

 

26,931

 

 

 

45,025

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other (expense) income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

 

 

(1,177

)

 

 

(344

)

 

 

(3,178

)

 

 

(1,100

)

Other income, net

 

 

423

 

 

 

378

 

 

 

1,474

 

 

 

813

 

Total other (expense) income

 

 

(754

)

 

 

34

 

 

 

(1,704

)

 

 

(287

)

Income before income taxes

 

 

839

 

 

 

9,105

 

 

 

25,227

 

 

 

44,738

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax (benefit) expense

 

 

(1,550

)

 

 

1,868

 

 

 

3,933

 

 

 

12,068

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

2,389

 

 

$

7,237

 

 

$

21,294

 

 

$

32,670

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

0.11

 

 

$

0.30

 

 

$

0.98

 

 

$

1.35

 

Diluted

 

$

0.11

 

 

$

0.30

 

 

$

0.97

 

 

$

1.33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

21,354

 

 

 

24,091

 

 

 

21,620

 

 

 

24,172

 

Diluted

 

 

21,670

 

 

 

24,486

 

 

 

22,032

 

 

 

24,589

 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

(1)

Related party costs included in cost of sales are $20,487 and $19,240 for the thirteen weeks ended October 3, 2017 and September 27, 2016, respectively, and $62,376 and $60,410 for the thirty-nine weeks ended October 3, 2017 and September 27, 2016, respectively. Related party costs included in operating and occupancy are $2,325 and $2,169 for the thirteen weeks ended October 3, 2017 and September 27, 2016, respectively, and $6,868 and $6,543 for the thirty-nine weeks ended October 3, 2017 and September 27, 2016, respectively. See Note 4 for further information.

2

 


 

BJ’S RESTAURANTS, INC.

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

 

 

 

For the Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended

 

 

 

October 3, 2017

 

 

September 27, 2016

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

21,294

 

 

$

32,670

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating

   activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

51,231

 

 

 

47,930

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

(514

)

 

 

4,117

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

 

5,271

 

 

 

4,580

 

Loss on disposal and impairment of assets

 

 

4,168

 

 

 

2,266

 

Natural disaster and related

 

 

194

 

 

 

 

Changes in assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts and other receivables

 

 

2,559

 

 

 

12,844

 

Landlord contribution for tenant improvements

 

 

124

 

 

 

559

 

Inventories, net

 

 

(319

)

 

 

(620

)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

2,603

 

 

 

3,891

 

Other assets, net

 

 

(3,509

)

 

 

(3,729

)

Accounts payable

 

 

(4,788

)

 

 

(3,172

)

Accrued expenses

 

 

(10,919

)

 

 

4,895

 

Deferred rent

 

 

1,623

 

 

 

2,225

 

Deferred lease incentives

 

 

(168

)

 

 

660

 

Other liabilities

 

 

204

 

 

 

(485

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

69,054

 

 

 

108,631

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

 

(57,358

)

 

 

(80,682

)

Proceeds from sale of assets

 

 

4,739

 

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(52,619

)

 

 

(80,682

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Borrowings on line of credit

 

 

1,604,600

 

 

 

749,700

 

Payments on line of credit

 

 

(1,558,600

)

 

 

(740,900

)

Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

289

 

Taxes paid on vested stock units under employee plans

 

 

(248

)

 

 

(208

)

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

 

 

1,029

 

 

 

1,890

 

Repurchases of common stock

 

 

(57,283

)

 

 

(47,376

)

Net cash used in financing activities

 

 

(10,502

)

 

 

(36,605

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

5,933

 

 

 

(8,656

)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

 

 

22,761

 

 

 

34,604

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

 

$

28,694

 

 

$

25,948

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for income taxes

 

$

4,909

 

 

$

6,786

 

Cash paid for interest, net of capitalized interest

 

$

2,968

 

 

$

904

 

Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment acquired and included in accounts payable

 

$

6,947

 

 

$

14,802

 

Stock-based compensation capitalized

 

$

218

 

 

$

226

 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.

3

 


 

BJ’S RESTAURANTS, INC.

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

 

1.  BASIS OF PRESENTATION

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements include the accounts of BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (referred to herein as the “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our”) and our wholly owned subsidiaries. The consolidated financial statements presented herein include all material adjustments which are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair presentation of our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows for the period. Our consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”) for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in consolidated financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP have been omitted pursuant to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) rules. The preparation of financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP requires us to make certain estimates and assumptions for the reporting periods covered by the financial statements. These estimates and assumptions affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses. Actual amounts could differ from these estimates.

A description of our accounting policies and other financial information is included in our audited consolidated financial statements filed with the SEC on Form 10-K for the year ended January 3, 2017. The disclosures included in our accompanying interim consolidated financial statements and footnotes should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K and our other reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  

Reclassifications

As a result of the adoption of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2015-17, Balance Sheet Classification of Deferred Taxes (Topic 740), reclassifications of financial statement amounts have been made to the prior period to conform to the current period’s presentation. The adoption of this standard resulted in the reclassification of $18.4 million from current to long-term deferred taxes on January 3, 2017.

Recently Issued Accounting Standards

In February 2016, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842). This guidance requires the recognition of most leases on the balance sheet to give investors, lenders, and other financial statement users a more comprehensive view of a company’s long-term financial obligations as well as the assets it owns versus leases. ASU 2016-02 will be effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, and interim periods within those fiscal years. Currently, all of our restaurant and our restaurant support center leases are accounted for as operating leases, and therefore are not recorded within our balance sheet. We are currently evaluating the impact that this guidance will have on our consolidated financial statements as well as the expected adoption method.

In April 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-10, an amendment to ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). ASU 2014-09 provides a comprehensive new revenue recognition model that requires a company to recognize revenue to depict the transfer of goods or services to a customer at an amount that reflects the consideration it expects to receive in exchange for those goods or services and expands related disclosure requirements. ASU 2016-10 clarifies ASU 2014-09 to address the potential for diversity in practice at the adoption. ASUs 2016-10 and 2014-09 are effective for annual and interim reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017, and early application is permitted.

4

 


 

The majority of the Company’s revenues are from food and beverage sales at our restaurants. ASU 2014-09 will not have an impact on revenue recognition related to food and beverage sales unless the sales are to a customer participating in our loyalty program. Currently, we measure our total loyalty rewards obligation based on the estimated number of customers who will ultimately claim the rewards earned under the program using the estimated cost of the rewards. Under this approach, we estimate the cost of a loyalty point based on the equivalent cost of the food and beverage earned by our customers. These expenses are accrued for and recorded as marketing expenses and are included in “Occupancy and operating” expenses on our Consolidated Statements of Income. Under ASU 2016-10, we will be required to allocate the transaction price between the goods delivered and the future goods that will be delivered, using the loyalty points earned, on a relative standalone selling price basis. The portion of the transaction price allocated to the future loyalty rewards will be deferred until the related loyalty rewards are redeemed. We will no longer record a marketing expense related to loyalty points earned. These new standards will not impact the way we account for gift card breakage. We are in the process of quantifying the impact of adopting this new standard as well as determining the adoption method.

 

 

2.  LONG-TERM DEBT

Line of Credit

Our Credit Facility, which matures on November 18, 2021, provides us with revolving loan commitments totaling $250 million, of which $50 million may be used for the issuance of letters of credit. Availability under the Credit Facility is reduced by outstanding letters of credit, which are used to support our self-insurance programs. Our obligations under the Credit Facility are unsecured. As of October 3, 2017, there were borrowings of $194.0 million and letters of credit totaling approximately $14.4 million outstanding under the Credit Facility. Available borrowings under the Credit Facility were $41.6 million as of October 3, 2017. The Credit Facility bears interest at our choice of LIBOR plus a percentage not to exceed 1.75%, or at a rate ranging from Bank of America’s prime rate to 0.75% above Bank of America’s prime rate, based on our level of lease and debt obligations as compared to EBITDA plus lease expenses. The weighted average interest rate during the thirty-nine weeks ended October 3, 2017 was approximately 2.2%.

The Credit Facility contains provisions requiring us to maintain compliance with certain covenants, including a Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio and a Lease Adjusted Leverage Ratio. At October 3, 2017, we were in compliance with these covenants.

 

Interest expense and commitment fees under the Credit Facility for the thirty-nine weeks ended October 3, 2017 and September 27, 2016 was approximately $3.2 million and $1.1 million, respectively. We capitalized approximately $0.1 million and $0.2 million of interest expense related to new restaurant construction during the thirty-nine weeks ended October 3, 2017, and September 27, 2016, respectively.  

 

 

3.  NET INCOME PER SHARE

Basic net income per share is computed by dividing net income by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted net income per share reflects the potential dilution that could occur if in-the-money stock options issued by us to sell common stock at set prices were exercised and if restrictions on restricted stock units issued by us were to lapse (collectively, equity awards) using the treasury stock method. Performance-based restricted stock units have been excluded from the diluted income per share computation because the performance-based criteria have not yet been met.  

The following table presents a reconciliation of basic and diluted net income per share, including the number of dilutive equity awards that were included in the dilutive net income per share computation (in thousands):

 

 

 

For the Thirteen

 

 

For the Thirty-Nine

 

 

 

Weeks Ended

 

 

Weeks Ended

 

 

 

October 3, 2017

 

 

September 27, 2016

 

 

October 3, 2017

 

 

September 27, 2016

 

Numerator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

2,389

 

 

$

7,237

 

 

$

21,294

 

 

$

32,670

 

Denominator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average shares outstanding – basic

 

 

21,354

 

 

 

24,091

 

 

 

21,620

 

 

 

24,172

 

Dilutive effect of equity awards

 

 

316

 

 

 

395

 

 

 

412

 

 

 

417

 

Weighted-average shares outstanding – diluted

 

 

21,670

 

 

 

24,486

 

 

 

22,032

 

 

 

24,589

 

5

 


 

 

For the thirteen weeks ended October 3, 2017 and September 27, 2016, there were approximately 1.1 million and 0.4 million shares of common stock equivalents, respectively, that were excluded from the calculation of diluted net income per share because they are anti-dilutive. For the thirty-nine weeks ended October 3, 2017 and September 27, 2016, there were approximately 0.5 million and 0.3 million shares of common stock equivalents, respectively, that were excluded from the calculation of diluted net income per share because they are anti-dilutive.    

 

 

4.  RELATED PARTY

The Jacmar Companies and their affiliates (collectively referred to herein as “Jacmar”) is one of our shareholders and James Dal Pozzo, the Chief Executive Officer of Jacmar, is a member of our Board of Directors. Jacmar, through its affiliation with Distribution Market Advantage (“DMA”), a consortium of large, regional food distributors located throughout the United States, is currently our largest supplier of food, beverage, paper products and supplies. In 2006, we began using DMA to deliver the majority of our food products to our restaurants. In July 2017, after conducting a market evaluation, we entered into a new five-year agreement with DMA. The new agreement expires in June 2022.

Jacmar services our restaurants in California and Nevada, while other DMA distributors service our restaurants in all other states. Under the terms of our agreement with DMA, Jacmar is required to sell products to us at the same prices as the other DMA distributors. Jacmar does not provide us with any produce, liquor, wine or beer products, all of which are provided by other third party vendors and are included in “Cost of sales” on the Consolidated Statements of Income.

The cost of food, beverage, paper products and supplies provided by Jacmar included within cost of sales and occupancy and operating expenses consisted of the following (in thousands):

 

 

 

For the Thirteen

 

 

For the Thirty-Nine

 

 

 

Weeks Ended

 

 

Weeks Ended

 

 

 

October 3, 2017

 

 

September 27, 2016

 

 

October 3, 2017

 

 

September 27, 2016

 

Cost of sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third party suppliers

 

$

45,066

 

 

 

68.7

%

 

$

40,642

 

 

 

67.9

%

 

$

138,089

 

 

 

68.9

%

 

$

122,681

 

 

 

67.0

%

Jacmar

 

 

20,487

 

 

 

31.3

 

 

 

19,240

 

 

 

32.1

 

 

 

62,376

 

 

 

31.1

 

 

 

60,410

 

 

 

33.0

 

Total cost of sales

 

$

65,553

 

 

 

100.0

%

 

$

59,882

 

 

 

100.0

%

 

$

200,465

 

 

 

100.0

%

 

$

183,091

 

 

 

100.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Occupancy and operating:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third party suppliers

 

$

52,913

 

 

 

95.8

%

 

$

48,305

 

 

 

95.7

%

 

$

157,186

 

 

 

95.8

%

 

$

143,148

 

 

 

95.6

%

Jacmar

 

 

2,325

 

 

 

4.2

 

 

 

2,169

 

 

 

4.3

 

 

 

6,868

 

 

 

4.2

 

 

 

6,543

 

 

 

4.4

 

Total occupancy and operating

 

$

55,238

 

 

 

100.0

%

 

$

50,474

 

 

 

100.0

%

 

$

164,054

 

 

 

100.0

%

 

$

149,691

 

 

 

100.0

%

 

The amounts included in trade payables related to Jacmar consisted of the following (in thousands):

 

 

 

October 3, 2017

 

 

January 3, 2017

 

Third party suppliers

 

$

20,168

 

 

$

25,363

 

Jacmar

 

 

3,816

 

 

 

5,782

 

Total accounts payable

 

$

23,984

 

 

$

31,145

 

 

 

5.  STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION

Our current shareholder approved stock-based compensation plan is the 2005 Equity Incentive Plan (as amended from time to time, “the Plan”). Under the Plan, we may issue shares of our common stock to employees, officers, directors and consultants. We have granted incentive stock options, non-qualified stock options, and performance and time-based restricted stock units. Stock options and stock appreciation rights, if any, are charged against the Plan share reserve on the basis of one share for each share granted. Other types of grants, including restricted stock units (“RSUs”), are currently charged against the Plan share reserve on the basis of 1.5 shares for each share granted. The Plan also contains other limits on the terms of incentive grants such as limits on the number that can be granted to an employee during any fiscal year. All options granted under the Plan expire within 10 years of their date of grant.

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Under the Plan, we issue non-qualified stock options as well as time-based and performance-based RSUs to vice presidents and above. We issue time-based RSUs, and/or non-qualified stock options to other support employees. We also issue RSUs and non-qualified stock options in connection with the BJ’s Gold Standard Stock Ownership Program (the “GSSOP”). The GSSOP is a long-term equity incentive program for our restaurant general managers, executive kitchen mangers, directors of operations and directors of kitchen operations. GSSOP grants are dependent on the length of each participant’s service with us and position. All GSSOP participants are required to remain in good standing during their service period.

The Plan permits us to set the vesting terms and exercise period for awards at our discretion. Stock options and time-based RSUs vest ratably over three or five years for non-GSSOP participants and either cliff vest at five years or cliff vest at 33% on the third anniversary and 67% on the fifth anniversary for GSSOP participants. Performance-based RSUs generally cliff vest on the third anniversary of the grant date in an amount from 0% to 150% of the grant quantity, dependent on the level of performance target achievement.

The following table presents the stock-based compensation recognized within our consolidated financial statements (in thousands):  

 

 

 

For the Thirteen

 

 

For the Thirty-Nine

 

 

 

Weeks Ended

 

 

Weeks Ended

 

 

 

October 3, 2017

 

 

September 27, 2016

 

 

October 3, 2017

 

 

September 27, 2016

 

Labor and benefits

 

$

406

 

 

$

413

 

 

$

1,404

 

 

$

1,321

 

General and administrative

 

$

1,335

 

 

$

1,061

 

 

$

3,867

 

 

$

3,259

 

Capitalized (1)

 

$

75

 

 

$

64

 

 

$

218

 

 

$

226

 

 

 

(1)

Capitalized stock-based compensation relates to our restaurant development personnel and is included in “Property and equipment, net” on the Consolidated Balance Sheets.

Stock Options

The fair value of each stock option was estimated on the grant date using the Black‑Scholes option-pricing model with the following weighted average assumptions:

 

 

 

For the Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended

 

 

 

October 3, 2017

 

 

September 27, 2016

 

Expected volatility

 

 

34.7

%

 

 

35.9

%

Risk free interest rate

 

 

1.9

%

 

 

1.5

%

Expected option life

 

5 years

 

 

5 years

 

Dividend yield

 

 

0

%

 

 

0

%

Fair value of options granted

 

$

12.12

 

 

$

14.30

 

 

U.S. GAAP requires us to make certain assumptions and judgments regarding the grant date fair value. These judgments include expected volatility, risk free interest rate, expected option life, and dividend yield. These estimations and judgments are determined by us using assumptions that, in many cases, are outside of our control. The changes in these variables or trends, including stock price volatility and risk free interest rate, may significantly impact the fair value of future grants, resulting in a significant impact to our financial results.

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The exercise price of our stock options under our stock-based compensation plan is required to equal or exceed the market close fair value of our shares on the option grant date or the most recent trading day when grants take place on market holidays. The following table presents stock option activity:

 

 

 

Options Outstanding

 

 

Options Exercisable

 

 

 

Shares

(in thousands)

 

 

Weighted

Average

Exercise

Price

 

 

Shares

(in thousands)

 

 

Weighted

Average

Exercise

Price

 

Outstanding at January 3, 2017

 

 

1,227

 

 

$

31.95

 

 

 

802

 

 

$

27.73

 

Granted

 

 

168

 

 

 

36.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercised

 

 

(38

)

 

 

27.08

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forfeited

 

 

(23

)

 

 

39.67

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding at October 3, 2017

 

 

1,334

 

 

$

32.50

 

 

 

880

 

 

$

29.42

 

 

As of October 3, 2017, total unrecognized stock-based compensation expense related to non-vested stock options was approximately $3.6 million, which is generally expected to be recognized over the next five years.

Restricted Stock Units

Time-Based Restricted Stock Units

The following table presents time-based restricted stock unit activity:

 

 

 

Shares

(in thousands)

 

 

Weighted

Average

Fair Value

 

Outstanding at January 3, 2017

 

 

460

 

 

$

39.75

 

Granted

 

 

157

 

 

 

37.26

 

Vested or released

 

 

(76

)

 

 

43.70

 

Forfeited

 

 

(50

)

 

 

39.82

 

Outstanding at October 3, 2017

 

 

491

 

 

$

38.34

 

 

The fair value of our time-based RSUs is equal to the fair value of our common stock at market close on the date of grant or the most recent trading day when grants take place on market holidays. The fair value of each time-based RSU is expensed over the vesting period (e.g., three or five years). As of October 3, 2017, total unrecognized stock-based compensation expense related to non-vested RSUs was approximately $9.4 million, which is generally expected to be recognized over the next five years.  

Performance-Based Restricted Stock Units

The following table presents performance-based restricted stock unit activity:

 

 

 

Shares

(in thousands)

 

 

Weighted

Average

Fair Value

 

Outstanding at January 3, 2017

 

 

54

 

 

$

37.87

 

Granted

 

 

40

 

 

 

35.95

 

Vested or released

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forfeited

 

 

(24

)

 

 

32.49

 

Outstanding at October 3, 2017

 

 

70

 

 

$

38.68

 

 

The fair value of our performance-based RSUs is equal to the fair value of our common stock at market close on the date of grant or the most recent trading day when grants take place on market holidays. The fair value of each performance-based RSU is expensed based on management’s current estimate of the level that the performance goal will be achieved. As of October 3, 2017, based on the target level of performance, the total unrecognized stock-based compensation expense related to non-vested

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performance-based RSUs was approximately $1.2 million, which is generally expected to be recognized over the next three years.  

 

 

6.  INCOME TAXES  

We calculate our interim income tax provision in accordance with ASC Topic 270, “Interim Reporting” and ASC Topic 740, “Accounting for Income Taxes.” At the end of each interim period, we estimate the annual effective tax rate and apply that rate to our ordinary year to date earnings. The related tax expense or benefit is recognized in the interim period in which it occurs. The effect of changes in enacted tax laws, rates or tax status is recognized in the interim period in which the change is effective. The computation of the annual estimated effective tax rate at each interim period requires certain estimates and significant judgment including the expected operating income for the year, permanent and temporary differences as a result of differences between amounts measured and recognized in accordance with tax laws and financial accounting standards, and the likelihood of recovering deferred tax assets generated in the current fiscal year. The accounting estimates used to compute income tax expense may change as new events occur, additional information is obtained or the tax environment changes.

As of October 3, 2017, we had unrecognized tax benefits of approximately $1.3 million, of which approximately $0.9 million, if reversed, would impact our effective tax rate.

A reconciliation of the beginning and ending amount of unrecognized tax benefits is the following (in thousands):

 

Balance at January 3, 2017

 

$

1,245

 

Decrease for tax positions taken in prior years

 

 

(3

)

Increase for tax positions taken in current year

 

 

96

 

Decrease for statute expiration

 

 

(64

)

Balance at October 3, 2017

 

$

1,274

 

 

Our uncertain tax positions are related to tax years that remain subject to examination by tax agencies. As of October 3, 2017, the earliest tax year still subject to examination by the Internal Revenue Service is 2014. The earliest year still subject to examination by a significant state or local taxing jurisdiction is 2012.

 

 

7.  LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

We are subject to lawsuits, administrative proceedings and demands that arise in the ordinary course of our business and which typically involve claims from customers, employees and others related to operational, employment, real estate and intellectual property issues common to the foodservice industry. A number of these claims may exist at any given time. We are self-insured for a portion of our general liability, our employee workers’ compensation and our employment practice requirements. We maintain coverage with a third party insurer to limit our total exposure. We believe that most of our customer claims will be covered by our general liability insurance, subject to coverage limits and the portion of such claims that are self-insured. Punitive damages awards and employee unfair practice claims, however, are not covered by our general liability insurance. To date, we have not been ordered to pay punitive damages with respect to any claims, but there can be no assurance that punitive damages will not be awarded with respect to any future claims. We could be affected by adverse publicity resulting from allegations in lawsuits, claims and proceedings, regardless of whether these allegations are valid or whether we are ultimately determined to be liable. We currently believe that the final disposition of these types of lawsuits, proceedings and claims will not have a material adverse effect on our financial position, results of operations or liquidity. It is possible, however, that our future results of operations for a particular quarter or fiscal year could be impacted by changes in circumstances relating to lawsuits, proceedings or claims.

 

 

8.  STOCK REPURCHASES

During the thirty-nine weeks ended October 3, 2017, we repurchased and retired approximately 1.7 million shares of our common stock at an average price of $34.02 per share for a total of $57.3 million, which is recorded as a reduction in common stock, with any excess charged to retained earnings. In March 2017, the Company’s Board of Directors approved an expansion of the authorized share repurchase program by $50 million to $400 million in the aggregate. As of October 3, 2017, approximately $52.2 million remains available for additional repurchases under our share repurchase program.

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9.  SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

On October 24, 2017, our Board of Directors authorized and declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.11 per share of common stock payable on December 4, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 13, 2017. While the Company intends to pay regular quarterly cash dividends in future periods, any decisions to pay or to increase or decrease cash dividends will be reviewed quarterly and declared by the Board of Directors at its discretion.

 

Item 2.  MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING DISCLOSURE

Certain information included in this Form 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, in our press releases, in other written communications, and in oral statements made by or with the approval of one of our authorized officers may contain “forward-looking” statements about our current and expected performance trends, growth plans, business goals and other matters. Words or phrases such as “believe,” “plan,” “will likely result,” “expect,” “intend,” “will continue,” “is anticipated,” “estimate,” “project,” “may,” “could,” “would,” “should,” and similar expressions are intended to identify “forward-looking” statements. These statements, and any other statements that are not historical facts, are “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as codified in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended from time to time (the “Act”). The cautionary statements made in this Form 10-Q should be read as being applicable to all related “forward-looking” statements wherever they appear in this Form 10-Q.

The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included elsewhere in this Form 10-Q, our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2017, and our other reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except for the historical information contained herein, the discussion in this Form 10-Q contains certain “forward-looking” statements that involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, such as statements of our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions. The risks described in this Form 10-Q, as well as the risks identified in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2017, are not the only risks we face. These statements reflect our current perspectives and outlook with respect to the Company’s future expansion plans, key business initiatives, expected operating conditions and other factors. We operate in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment, and new risks emerge from time to time. Additional risks and uncertainties that we are currently unaware of, or that we currently deem immaterial, also may become important factors that affect us. It is not possible for us to predict the impact of all of these factors on our business, financial condition or results of operations or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any “forward-looking” statements. Given the volatility of the operating environment and its associated risks and uncertainties, investors should not rely on “forward-looking” statements as any prediction or guarantee of actual results.

“Forward-looking” statements include, among others, statements concerning:

 

our restaurant concept, its competitive advantages and our strategies for its continued evolution and expansion;

 

the rate and scope of our future restaurant development;

 

the total domestic capacity for our restaurants;

 

dates on which we will commence or complete the development and opening of new restaurants;

 

expectations for consumer spending on casual dining restaurant occasions;

 

the availability and cost of key commodities used in our restaurants and brewing operations;

 

menu price increases and their effect, if any, on revenue and results of operations;

 

the effectiveness of our planned operational, menu, marketing and capital expenditure initiatives;

 

capital requirement expectations and actual or available borrowings on our line of credit;

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projected revenues, operating costs and expenses;

 

projected shareholder dividend frequency and amount; and

 

other statements of expectations, beliefs, future plans and strategies, anticipated developments and other matters that are not historical facts.

These “forward-looking” statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including financial, regulatory, consumer behavior, demographic, industry growth and trend projections, that may cause actual events or results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements. Significant factors that may prevent us from achieving our stated goals include, but are not limited to:

 

Failure to maintain a favorable image, credibility and the value of the BJ’s brand and our reputation for offering customers a higher quality more differentiated total dining experience at a good value.

 

Any inability or failure to recognize, respond to and effectively manage the accelerated impact of social media.

 

Any deterioration in general economic conditions, which may affect consumer spending.

 

Any deterioration in general economic conditions, which may also have a material adverse impact on our landlords or on businesses neighboring our locations.

 

Any inability or failure to successfully expand our restaurant operations.

 

Any inability to open new restaurants on schedule in accordance with our targeted capacity growth or problems associated with securing suitable restaurant locations, leases and licenses, recruiting and training qualified managers and hourly employees and other factors, some of which are beyond our control and difficult to forecast accurately.

 

Any inability to access sources of capital or to raise required capital in the future.

 

Any failure of our existing or new restaurants to achieve expected results.

 

Any strain on our infrastructure and resources due to growth, which may slow our development of new restaurants and adversely affect our ability to manage our existing restaurants.

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