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Thursday 03 March, 2016

Domino's Pizza Grp

Final Results

RNS Number : 8679Q
Domino's Pizza Group PLC
03 March 2016
 

DOMINO'S PIZZA GROUP plc

PRELIMINARY RESULTS FOR THE 52 WEEKS ENDED 27 DECEMBER 2015   

e-commerce continues to drive an excellent group performance

 

Domino's Pizza Group plc ("Domino's", "DPG", the "Company" or the "Group"), the leading pizza company in UK and Ireland, announces its results for the 52 weeks ended 27 December 2015.

 

Financial Highlights 1

 

52 Weeks Ending

27 December 2015

52 Weeks Ending

28 December 2014

Change

System Sales 2

from continuing operations

£877.2m

£757.8m

15.8%

UK Like-for-Like System Sales 3

from continuing operations

11.7%

11.3%


Underlying 4 Operating profit

from continuing operations

£73.2m

£62.8m

16.6%

Underlying  Basic EPS

from continuing operations

35.7p

29.9p

19.4%

Net cash balance

£40.4m

£11.0m

£29.4m

Dividend per share

20.75p

17.5p

18.6%

Statutory Revenue 5

from continuing operations

£316.8m

£288.7m

9.7%

Statutory Profit After Tax

from continuing operations

£59.3m

£49.4m

20.0%

 

1 Continuing operations exclude the results of the German business which was discontinued during 2015. The German results are shown separately as discontinued operations. 2014 amounts have been restated.

2 System sales represent the sum of all sales made by both franchisee and corporate stores in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland,  and Switzerland to consumers

3 Like-for-like sales are defined as sales from stores that were opened before 29 December 2013, compared to the corresponding 52 week period in the prior year

4 Underlying is defined as excluding amounts in relation to onerous lease provisions, asset impairments, costs of acquisition of joint ventures, associates and subsidiaries, restructuring and one-off items

5 Statutory revenues represent revenues directly attributable to DPG  being derived from monies paid by franchisees for foodstuffs together with royalty 

payments for use of the Domino's brand, rental income from freehold and leasehold property, and corporate store sales in Switzerland


 

Highlights

·     UK performance continues to underpin growth with nine successive quarters of double-digit like-for-like ('LFL') sales 

·     Continued success of digital investment programmes in the UK

E-commerce system sales ahead by more than 30%

App-based sales now represent the largest distribution channel driving 48.6% of online sales

In the UK e-commerce sales now represent 77.7% of all delivered sales

·     Record new store opening programme in the UK

61 (2014: 40) stores opened in the year

New store average weekly unit sales ('AWUS') 15% ahead of last year 

·     Further increase in franchisee profitability

Store EBITDA performance up from 13.6% to 15.5%,6 driven by lower food prices 

·     Improving performance in international businesses

Economic recovery and operational improvements continue in the ROI

Strategic joint venture in Germany which has acquired the largest pizza delivery chain in the German market

Continued progress being made in Switzerland 

·     Group underlying operating profit up by 16.6% and EPS up by 18.6% 

·     Strong net cash flow of £29.4m and cash conversion of in excess of 100% - net cash of £40.4m and ready to resume share buy backs 

·     Momentum continues with a good start to 2016 despite increasingly tough comparatives through the rest of the year

6  Franchisee data submissions to end of December 2015 based on stores opened before 31 December 2013

 

Current trading

Like-for-like sales and year-to-date sales in the first nine weeks of 2016 trading are as follows:

 



LFL sales YTD Total sales growth

UK

10.5%

16.1%

ROI

13.7%

13.2%

Switzerland

4.3%

21.1%

 

 

Commenting on the results, Chief Executive Officer David Wild, said:

"2015 was a terrific year for Domino's Pizza Group; the UK performance was outstanding, reflecting continued investment in our e-commerce platform. This underpins both our like-for-like results and the success of our new store programme. Digital continues to be at the heart of our business, driving more customers and higher frequency of orders. Our cash conversion is strong and we have today announced that we are ready to resume share buy backs alongside a dividend that is up 18.6%. We have made an encouraging start to 2016, although we are conscious of increasingly tough comparatives through the rest of the year. I would like to thank the DPG team for their hard work. I also want to pay tribute to our franchisees whose tireless endeavours ensure that our customers continue to enjoy great pizzas at great prices every day - whether ordered online or by phone, delivered to the door or collected in store."

For further information, please contact:

 

Domino's Pizza Group plc


David Wild, Chief Executive Officer

 

 

020 7379 5151

Maitland:

020 7379 5151

Emma Burdett, Greg Lawless

 

 


Numis Securities Limited

020 7260 1000

Luke Bordewich, Richard Thomas


 

 

A presentation to analysts will be held at 09.30am on 3 March 2016 at Numis Securities Ltd, The London Stock Exchange Building, 10 Paternoster Square, London EC4M 7LT.

 

 

Notes to Editors:

Domino's Pizza Group plc is the leading player in the fast-growing pizza market holding the exclusive master franchise to own, operate and franchise Domino's Pizza stores in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg. Additionally it owns a strategic stake in the largest pizza delivery business in Germany. The first UK store opened in Luton in 1985 and the first Irish store opened in 1991.

 

As at 27 December 2015, the Group had the following stores:

 

 


UK

ROI

Switzerland

Total

As at 28 December 2014

813

48

11

872

New store openings

61

-

4

65

Store closures 7

5

1

-

6

As at 27 December 2015

869

47

15

931

 

7 4 of the UK  store closures relate to non traditional formats in motorway service stations, and 1 store is a deferred relocation

 

Founded in 1960, Domino's is one of the world's leading pizza brands. Through its primarily franchised system, it operates a global network of more than 11,000 stores in over 70 international markets. Domino's has a singular focus -pizza made freshly to order with high quality ingredients.

 

 

Customers in the UK can order online at www.dominos.co.uk, in the Republic of Ireland at www.dominos.ie and in Switzerland at www.dominos.ch. In addition, mobile customers can order by downloading Domino's free iPhone, iPad and Android apps.

 

For photography, please visit the media centre at corporate.dominos.co.uk, contact the Domino's Press Office on +44 (0)1908 580654, or call Maitland on +44 (0)20 7379 5151

 

 

Chairman's statement

 

We celebrated our 30th anniversary in 2015 and I am very proud that the Group has produced another excellent set of results. We continue to deliver as one of the strongest franchises across the Domino's network worldwide and we are proud of our achievement as the number one pizza company in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

In the UK and ROI our success in 2015 is rooted in revenue-driven profit growth based on continued investment in e-commerce initiatives and record levels of new store openings, underpinned by improving franchisee profitability.

I am encouraged by the signs of progress we are seeing in Switzerland, where the mature store portfolio delivered improved profitability and where we continue to invest in new stores.

Towards the end of the year we announced our intention to form a joint venture with Domino's Pizza Enterprises Limited in order to acquire Joey's Pizza, Germany's largest pizza delivery chain, which will give us the opportunity to participate in a larger scale business in this market.

The Group's business model continues to be highly cash generative and will allow us to resume share buy backs.

Dividend

The Board recommends a final dividend for 2015 of 11.75p (2014: 9.69p) per share, being a 21.3% increase on the final dividend for the prior year. Together with the interim dividend of 9.0p per share paid on 4 September 2015, the total dividend for the year will be 20.75p per share, representing an increase of 18.6% on the dividend paid for the prior year (2014: 17.5p). The full year dividend is 1.7 times covered by underlying profits after tax (2014: 1.5 times). Subject to receiving shareholder approval at the Annual General Meeting on 20 April 2016, the final dividend will be paid on 25 April 2016 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 11 March 2016.

Our people

Our business relies on a network of entrepreneurial, diligent and driven franchisees who serve our customers day and night. Every year I continue to be amazed by their ability to improve our business, for our mutual benefit.  This year is no exception and I would like to place on record my thanks for all of their hard work and commitment, which continues to be the lifeblood of the business. Their willingness to invest in new stores and to explore other means of growth gives the Board continued confidence for the future.

Our franchisees in turn depend on Domino's employees, and I want to thank them for their ongoing commitment and contribution, helping to keep us as the number one pizza company in every neighbourhood in which we operate, despite ever-increasing competitive pressures.  

Board changes

During the year we have focused on consolidating the significant changes we made to the Board in  2014, but also addressed two recruitment challenges.

Michael Shallow had served for slightly more than nine years as a non-executive Director when he retired from the Board on 31 July 2015. I would like to thank Michael for his stalwart contribution to the Board of Domino's, most recently as our Senior Independent Director, and we wish him well for the future.

In readiness for this event, Steve Barber joined the Board on 1 July 2015 as a non-executive Director and as chairman-designate of the Audit Committee. He brings over 40 years' experience in accountancy and finance to our Board, both from an audit and corporate perspective and also has strong general management experience.

In my report last year, I noted that we were seeking a new Chief Financial Officer. On 8 June 2015 Paul Doughty joined the Board and was appointed as our CFO. Paul has more than 20 years' commercial finance experience including 10 years as CFO with Moneysupermarket.com Group. Unfortunately this appointment did not work out as either we or Paul would have liked, and he subsequently resigned as a Director and left the Board on 31 December 2015. A selection process is currently underway as we continue to search for the best possible candidate.  

Conclusion

In summing up, 2015 has been another year of excellent progress. I continue to be delighted with the momentum across the business and the entire team can be very proud of their efforts. Our focus is now on 2016 and I look forward with optimism to our continued progress in the next phase of the Group's development.

 

Stephen Hemsley

Non-executive Chairman

 

Chief Executive Statement

Overview

2015 was another very successful year for the Group with double-digit system sales growth, and I am particularly pleased with the strong performance of new stores in the UK, where we achieved a record number of openings. This excellent performance is the result of a relentless focus on driving our digital offering through investment and innovation, ambitious targets for new store openings and focusing on franchisee profitability. We had a good year in the Republic of Ireland despite currency headwinds, with growth driven by improved performance from digital channels.

Internationally we have ceased operating directly in the German market, having entered into a strategic joint venture arrangement which has acquired the largest pizza delivery chain in the country. I am also encouraged by our continued progress in Switzerland.

Our strategy remains simple and clear. We aim to be the number one pizza company in each neighbourhood in which we operate, through a commitment to offering the best product, service and quality to our customers.

 

UK and ROI

UK

The UK business delivered an impressive set of results from the 869 stores that were trading at the year-end (28 December 2014: 813). System sales were 16.8% ahead, driven by strong like-for-like performance with growth of 11.7%. Like-for-like order volumes were ahead by 9% whilst average order value grew by 2.4%, helped by an increased proportion of bundle deals offering value for money.

We believe that our continued focus on the three priorities set out in our preliminary announcement last year remains  fundamental to our success in the UK:

·     e-commerce: We have continued to increase investment in our digital offering, driving a higher number of customer visits, improved conversion rates and larger order values

·     New store openings: The rate of openings accelerated in the period with a record number of 61 new stores in the UK in 2015; these continue to perform well, providing a foundation for future growth and confirming our long-term opportunity.

·     Franchisee profitability: The Group has maintained its focus on franchisee profitability by continuing to pass on cost savings, therefore increasing the appetite for further investment by franchisees.

 

 

e-commerce

The Group's investment in e-commerce software development increased significantly in 2015 and it is expected to rise further in 2016, reflecting our continued commitment to providing the business, our customers and franchisees with a best-in-class digital platform. In the UK e-commerce sales now represent 77.7% of all delivered sales, up from 70.8% in 2014, with app-based sales accounting for 48.6% of online sales. Being digitally enabled allows us to drive further growth in the UK business.

Digital channels deliver a number of benefits to both the consumer and our franchisees. From a consumer perspective, promotional offers more easily accessed, ensuring that consumers  get the best value. Franchisees benefit through store labour efficiencies and being better able to target local marketing campaigns, particularly through customer relationship management.

As a result of this strategy online orders in the UK were 28.6% ahead and average order value was 1.7% ahead of last year. App-based orders were 41.1% ahead and order value was 2.0% ahead. 11.5m customers have downloaded the app.

Despite these strong results we are striving to deliver further digital innovation in order to improve our customer experience even more. In July 2015 we launched our mobile responsive website which adapts and responds to the mobile device that the customer is using. Enhanced customer usability ultimately drives sales and profitability through improved engagement and conversion rates. During the fourth quarter we introduced the one-touch order button, which allows for credit card details and favourite baskets to be saved for future use, making the experience even more convenient.  More enhancements are planned for the year ahead.

Brand

2015 saw our 30th anniversary in the UK as we concentrate on building our brand image. The success of our app downloads has enabled us to switch some advertising spend from digital to conventional, and we commenced sponsorship of the TV show 'Hollyoaks' in January 2015, which reaches 10 million viewers in the 16-34 age group. This has generated a media value of almost £12.0m, and has helped to drive spontaneous awareness of Domino's to 73% and improve brand recognition  among teens and families. Our sponsorship of the X-Factor app ensures brand salience during the key weekend evening slots (2015 downloads: 2.4m). We launched our 'Pizza Legends' initiative, where customers can 'create their own' pizza, with great success across all channels, with almost 0.4m creations to date. The Channel 4 documentary 'A Slice of Life' demonstrated the truly extraordinary passion that our team members have, with over one million views resulting in a significant increase in recruitment applications.

Product

We continue to innovate, refresh and improve our product range to respond to changing customer demand:  in terms of pizza development we saw the introduction of the Tikka Pizza and we reintroduced the hot dog stuffed crust. In stores we slowed oven speeds to allow for a longer cook time and to increase the quality of our finished product across the range.

The 'basket' composition has continued to evolve in the UK, as the Group has focused on providing value-oriented, full meal solutions through bundle offers. On a like-for-like basis, pizza volumes are 8.1% ahead, side orders are 12.1% ahead, and dessert and drink volumes are 14.8% and 32.7% ahead of 2014 respectively.

New stores

2015 saw record store openings of 61 in the UK bringing the total portfolio to 869 (2014: 813). The performance of these new stores has been excellent with average weekly unit sales ('AWUS') 14.5% ahead of similar openings in 2014. These include both virgin territories and those existing areas which have been 'split', increasing density, improving service for customers, and increasing sales and profitability for franchisees. Twenty six of the 61 stores opened were splits. We provide incentive packages to franchisees to encourage proactive opening of stores in areas that meet our strategic requirements for the estate, including lower address counts and splits. Depending on the nature of the incentive these may be spread over the life of the lease. The total incentives cost in 2015, including the impact from previous years, was £1.7m. Five stores were closed in 2015. Four of these were non-traditional formats, which had initially been launched as a trial in 2013 but did not generate sufficient volumes to make them viable. A full provision was made in 2014 for the costs associated with closing these stores.

Franchisees

Our franchisees sit at the heart of everything we do. They have both driven and shared in our success. The Group is committed to ensuring that they are successful, and in 2015 profitability improved year on year, primarily as a result of the benign food price environment combined with the Group's purchasing power. In 2015 we passed on savings of £11m from lower food costs primarily from cheese and dough and the outlook remains favourable for 2016.

Supply chain

We are particularly proud of our supply chain in the UK, which is one of the most sophisticated and efficient across the Domino's global network. Our main facility is located at West Ashland, Milton Keynes, with a secondary plant in the North-west in Penrith, and we opened a satellite base in Livingstone, Scotland, during the year. We have commenced our building project for a new main facility in Warrington which is due to open in early 2018, and are also opening a further satellite base in the South-west. Although the supply chain handled record volumes in 2015, it did so whilst improving on already excellent service levels to stores, with delivered-on-time-to stores measures increased to 99.8%.

It is our commitment to franchisees that we provide them with high quality product at low cost. Our philosophy is based on establishing long-term relationships and we are able to leverage the system's buying power to secure the most competitive deals with quality suppliers.

ROI

ROI delivered a good set of results despite currency headwinds with system sales of €56.0m (2014: €51.7m) in local currency, with a sterling value of £40.7m (2014: £41.8m). In local currency sales were ahead by 8.3%, but in sterling they were 2.7% behind, reflecting the relative strength of sterling against the euro. We now operate 47 stores across ROI with the Dublin stores performing well and benefiting from the continued economic recovery. We are looking at upgrading and relocating our supply chain centre.

Our digital channels continue to improve in ROI. Online sales were 30.4% ahead of 2014 and now represent 51.7% of delivered sales, up from 44.3% last year. App-based growth continues to drive digital adoption and now accounts for 60.2% of online sales, up from 46.9% in 2014.

Switzerland

We made good progress in Switzerland with three relocations and four new store openings, resulting in 15 stores at the end of 2015 (2014: 11), all of which are under corporate ownership and operation.  Despite the pressures within the Swiss economy, on retail sales in particular, following the upward revaluation of the Swiss Franc at the beginning of 2015, our business managed to generate an increase in system sales of 18.4% in local currency to CHF17.0m (sterling: 21.0% and £11.7m). Like-for-like sales were 5.4% ahead of last year in local currency, with the mature store portfolio significantly improving profitability, although the country experienced a very hot summer with a negative impact on sales.

Underlying operating losses for the year were £1.3m (2014:  £1.0m) with the increase reflecting the costs of training, food and labour associated with opening new stores. The increased profitability of the existing store portfolio gives us a solid base which allows us to continue building up the store network.

Germany

We announced in December 2015 that the Group has entered a strategic joint venture in Germany which has acquired the largest German pizza delivery chain. As a result of this transaction, the Group is no longer a direct operator in the German market. The transaction completed on 1 February 2016 and we are excited by the prospects that a scale business in this market can generate.

Most of our existing operations in Germany have been sold into the new joint venture. The remainder of the business has either closed down already or earmarked for closure. The total result for Germany, which is shown as discontinued operations, is a loss of £9.6m which includes underlying trading losses of £3.3m (2014: £7.3m).

 

Outlook

Despite the volatile macroeconomic environment, 2015 has been a record year for system sales, and also saw us entering into a landmark joint venture transaction to transform our activities in Germany. In Switzerland, we are seeing encouraging signs of progress and have completed a programme of store refurbishments which are already showing some of the intended improvements. The UK and ROI business continues to set sales records, and we sold 84.2m pizzas in the year, averaging over 230,000 per day. We continue to exploit the opportunities of new technology to the full, with e-commerce now being the source of over two thirds of our total sales. This robust base gives us confidence for the future, and during 2016 we expect to be opening around 65 new stores and will be investing in additional supply chain centres in the UK and ROI. We have opened six stores in the UK and one store in Switzerland in 2016 already and we believe that significant growth remains possible in the core UK and ROI business for many years to come. We have made a good start to 2016, although we are conscious of increasingly tough comparatives for the rest of the year.

Financial Review

The Group operates across a number of territories. The key performance indicators are shown below and the results relate to continuing operations. 2014 has been restated accordingly.



27 December 2015


28 December 2014


Variance

System Sales (£m)







UK and ROI


£865.6m


£748.2m


15.7%

Switzerland


£11.7m


£9.6m


21.9%








Like-for-like system sales growth







UK


11.7%


11.3%



ROI


8.6%


4.3%



Switzerland


5.4%


4.7%










Statutory revenue (£m)







UK


£283.7m


£257.6m


10.1%

ROI


£21.4m


£21.5m


(0.5)%

Switzerland


£11.7m


£9.6m


21.9%








Underlying  operating profit/(loss) (£m)







UK & ROI


£74.5m


£63.8m


16.8%

Switzerland


£(1.3)m


£(1.0)m


(27.9)%








Underlying basic EPS (pence)


35.7


29.9


19.4%

 

Revenue

Group sales increased by £28.1m or 9.7% to £316.8m (2014: £288.7m). The increase in revenues is driven by a 15.8% increase in system sales. In the UK revenue saw a 10.1% increase to £283.7m (2014: £257.6m) and in Ireland revenue remained flat at £21.4m, owing to currency headwinds. In Switzerland revenue increased by 21.9% to £11.7m.

Commodity prices

During 2015, we and our franchisees enjoyed the benefits of a benign food price landscape with a record low cheese price, favourable wheat price and a fall in fuel costs. For the full year 2015 the average food basket in the UK saw a year-on-year decrease of 1.6% of store sales over 2014, which is a combination of the favourable food cost environment and the continued efforts of our supply chain procurement function to leverage the Group's buying power and secure the most competitive deals with quality suppliers. Food costs remain benign going into 2016.

Underlying operating profit/(loss)

Underlying operating profit increased by 16.6% to £73.2m, higher than system sales, demonstrating the favourable operational gearing from our operating model.

In the UK and ROI underlying operating profit increased by 16.8% to £74.5m (2014: £63.8m), compared with system sales growth of 15.7%. The share of profits from our investments in associates and joint ventures has increased to £1.7m, up from £1.0m in 2014. We continue to view these joint operations as an excellent value generator and the opportunity to share in the full value chain of the Domino's system.

In Switzerland the underlying operating loss increased to £1.3m (2014: £1.0m) as a result of the costs associated with the opening of new stores. Our mature store portfolio increased its profitability compared to 2014. 

Discontinued operations

As a result of the transaction to enter into a strategic joint venture in Germany in December 2015, which means that the Group ceased direct operations in this market, the German results are disclosed as discontinued operations. They comprise an underlying trading loss of £3.3m (2014: £7.3m) and non-underlying charges of £6.7m (2014: £1.0m), which comprise closure and exit related costs.

The tax impact of discontinued operations is a £0.4m credit (2014: £1.6m credit)

Interest

Net interest expense for 2015 was £nil (2014: £1.4m), primarily comprising net external interest of £0.1m (2014: £0.8m), net impact of the unwinding of discounts relating to long-term provisions of £nil  (2014: 0.5m), offset by foreign exchange impact on foreign currency loans of £0.1m (2014: £0.3m expense).

Taxation

The underlying and statutory effective tax rate is 19.0% (2014: underlying: 20.1%; statutory: 20.6%), reflecting the impact of some prior year adjustments and  the decrease in the UK corporation tax rate from 23% to 21% from 6 April 2014, and from 21% to 20% from 6 April 2015.

 

Earnings per share

 

Underlying basic earnings per share for the period was 35.7p, representing 19.4% growth over last year (2014: 29.9p). Underlying diluted earnings per share for the period was 35.2p, up 18.5% on the prior year (2014: 29.7p).

 

Statutory basic earnings per share for the period was 35.7p, up 19.8% on the prior year (2014: 29.8p). Statutory diluted earnings per share for the period of 35.2p was up 18.9% on the prior year (2014: 29.6p).

Statutory basic and diluted earning per share from continuing and discontinued operations for the year were 29.9p (2014: 25.9p) and 29.5p (2014: 25.8p) respectively.

 

Cash flows and cash balance

The Group has a consistent record for strong cash generation. As at 27 December 2015 the Group had net cash of £40.4m (28 December 2014: net cash of £11.0m). Cash flow from operations was £80.4m (2014: £68.5m) with an EBITDA conversion rate of in excess of 100%. The main cash outflows related to dividends of £31.0m (2014: £27.5m), taxation of £11.4m (2014: £8.1m) and capital expenditure of £12.0m (2014: £6.9m). Capital spend included IT related investments of £5.0m (2014: £2.5m) and supply chain maintenance and expansionary purchases of £1.5m (2014: £1.3m).

 

The Group continues to support franchisee investments in new store development through leasing arrangements through DP Capital Limited. After repayments the balance outstanding at the year-end on these leases was £2.0m (2014: £2.2m). These facilities are financed by a limited recourse facility and the amounts drawn down at the year-end stood at £1.9m (2014: £2.3m)

 

The Group has a revolving credit facility of £30m, of which £19.5m was undrawn, and also had £52.8m of cash.  The facility attracts an interest rate of 135bps over LIBOR and expires in August 2017. The Directors are confident that the Group will continue to have sufficient liquidity and headroom and will look to refinance the facility during 2016, taking into planned capital spend and shareholder returns.

 

Capital employed and balance sheet

Non-current assets increased from £91.6m to £95.7m, primarily due to fixed assets additions, including software development of £5.0m and Swiss assets of £2.2m relating to store expansion, offset by the depreciation charge, and a £0.8m increase in the investments in associates.

 

Current assets increased from £74.4m to £89.7m. This was as a result of an increase in cash and cash equivalents of £19.2m, offset by  a reduction in trade receivables of £6.0m.

 

Current liabilities decreased from £78.3m to £71.3m after the repayment of the Group's short-term facility of £15 million in early 2015, primarily offset by an increase in trade and other payables of £5.4m and an increase in provisions of £4.8m.

 

Total provisions increased by £4.1m to £7.3m, which comprise closure costs for the German operation and provisions for onerous leases.

 

GROUP INCOME STATEMENT



52 weeks ended 27 December 2015

52 weeks ended 28 December 2014




(restated)

Continuing operations

Notes

£000

£000

Revenue






 316,788

 288,691

Cost of sales






(193,171)

(180,202)




----

----

Gross profit



123,617

108,489

Distribution costs



(18,949)

(16,021)

Administrative costs



(33,211)

(31,184)




----

----




71,457

61,284

Share of post tax profits of associates and joint ventures



1,724

1,047




----

----

Operating profit



73,181

62,331

Other gains and losses



-

1,147




----

----

Profit before interest and taxation



73,181

63,478

Finance income



362

620

Finance expense



(380)

(1,996)




----

----

Profit before taxation



73,163

62,102

Taxation


3

(13,874)

(12,745)




----

----

Profit for the year from continuing operations



59,289

49,357




----

----

Discontinued operations





Loss for the year from discontinued operations



(9,626)

(6,619)




----

----

Profit for the year attributable to owners of the Company



49,663

42,738




----

----











Earnings per share





From continuing operations





- Basic (pence)


4

35.7

29.8

- Diluted (pence)


4

35.2

29.6

From continuing and discontinued operations





- Basic (pence)


4

29.9

25.9

- Diluted (pence)


4

29.5

25.8

 

GROUP STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

 







52 weeks

52 weeks



Ended

Ended



27 December

28 December



2015

2014



£000

£000





Profit for the period


49,663

42,738





Other comprehensive income:




Exchange differences on retranslation of foreign operations


(852)

(188)



----

----

Other comprehensive income for the period, net of tax to be reclassified to profit or loss in subsequent periods


(852)

(188)



----

----

Total comprehensive income for the period


48,811

42,550



----

----





Total comprehensive income for the year attributable to:




Owners of the parent


48,811

42,750

Non-controlling interests


-

(200)



----

----



48,811

42,550



----

----

 

GROUP BALANCE SHEET



At

At



27 December

28 December



2015

2014




(restated)



£'000

£'000

Non-current assets




Intangible  assets


12,000

10,561

Property, plant and equipment


58,566

57,374

Prepaid operating lease charges


1,010

1,072

Trade and other receivables


7,107

5,618

Net investment in finance leases


1,209

1,285

Investments in associates and joint ventures


7,985

7,170

Deferred tax asset


7,851

8,507



----

----



95,728

91,587

Current assets




Inventories


6,208

4,826

Prepaid operating lease charges


194

198

Trade and other receivables


28,747

34,735

Net investment in finance leases


774

900

Cash and cash equivalents


52,860

33,743

Assets classified as held for sale


935

-



----

----



89,718

74,402



----

----

Total assets


185,446

165,989



----

----

Current liabilities




Trade and other payables


(52,912)

(47,523)

Deferred income


(4,312)

(4,584)

Financial liabilities


(988)

(16,054)

Deferred and contingent consideration


(2,865)

(3,841)

Current tax liabilities


(4,151)

(5,072)

Provisions


(6,113)

(1,270)



----

----



(71,341)

(78,344)

Non-current liabilities




Trade and other payables


(316)

-

Financial liabilities


(11,450)

(6,731)

Deferred income


(3,334)

(2,938)

Deferred and contingent consideration


-

(2,483)

Deferred tax liabilities


(115)

(95)

Provisions


(1,215)

(2,000)



----

----

Total liabilities


(87,771)

(92,591)



----

----



----

----

Net assets


97,675

73,398



----

----

Shareholders' equity




Called up share capital


2,606

2,592

Share premium account


29,155

25,597

 Capital redemption reserve


425

425

Capital reserve - own shares


(2,238)

(2,238)

Currency translation reserve


(280)

572

Retained earnings


68,007

46,450



----

----

Total equity


97,675

73,398



----

----

 

 

 

GROUP STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

 



Share

Capital

Capital

Currency



Equity

Non-



Share

Premium

Redemption

Reserve-

Translation

Other

Retained

Shareholder's

Controlling

Total


Capital

Account

Reserve

Own Shares

Reserve

Reserve

Earnings

Funds

Interests

Equity


£000

£000

£000

£000

£000

£000

£000

£000

£000

£000

At 29 December 2013

2,570

20,156

425

(1)

760

3,432

37,236

64,578

(4,424)

60,154








42,938

42,938

(200)

42,738

Profit for the Period

-

-

-

-

-

-





Other comprehensive expense - exchange differences

-

-

-

-

(188)

-

-

(188)

-

(188)

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

-

-

(188)

-

42,938

42,750

(200)

42,550

Proceeds from share issues

8

        2,023

-

-

-

-

-

2,031

-

2,031

Issue of ordinary shares on acquisition of non-controlling interest

14

3,418

-

-

-

(3,432)

-

-

-

-

Purchase of own shares

-

-

-

(2,237)

-

-

-

(2,237)

-

(2,237)

Share transaction charges

-

-

-

-

-

-

(142)

(142)

-

(142)

Vesting of LTIP grants

-

-

-

-

-

-

(2,769)

(2,769)

-

(2,769)

Tax on employee share options

-

-

-

-

-

-

392

392

-

392

Share options and LTIP charge

-

-

-

-

-

-

899

899

-

899

Equity dividends paid

-

-

-

-

-

-

(27,480)

(27,480)

-

(27,480)

Acquisition of non-controlling interesr

-

-

-

-

-

-

(4,624)

(4,624)

4,624

-


--

---

----

---

----

---

--

---

---

--

At 28 December 2014

2,592

25,597

425

(2,238)

572

-

46,450

73,398

-

73,398











Profit for the Period

-

-

-

-

-

-

49,663

49,663

-

49,663

Other comprehensive expense - exchange differences

-

-

-

-

(852)

-

(852)

-

(852)

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

-

-

(852)

-

49,663

48,811

-

48,811

Proceeds from share issues

14

3,558

-

-

-

-

-

3,572

-

3,572

Share transaction charges

-

-

-

-

-

-

(8)

(8)

-

(8)

Vesting of LTIP grants

-

-

-

-

-

-





Tax on employee share options

-

-

-

-

-

-

1,580

1,580

-

1,580

Share options and LTIP charge

-

-

-

-

-

-

1,328

1,328

-

1,328

Equity dividends paid

-

-

-

-

-

-

(31,006)

(31,006)

-

(31,006)


--

---

----

---

----

---

--

---

---

--

At 27 December 2015

2,606

29,155

425

(2,238)

(280)

-

68,007

97,675

-

97,675


--

---

----

---

----

---

--

---

---

--

 

GROUP CASH FLOW STATEMENT

 

 

 

 

52 weeks

 

 

52 weeks

 

 

ended

ended

 

 

27 December

28 December

 

 

2015

2014

Cash flows from operating activities

 

£000

£000

Profit for the period

 

49,663

42,738

Income tax expense

 

13,501

11,059

Net finance costs

 

17

1,375

Share of post tax profits of associates

 

(1,724)

(1,047)

Amortisation and depreciation

 

6,779

5,824

Impairment

 

326

1,036

Loss / (profit) on disposal of non-current assets

 

84

(1,147)

Share option and LTIP charge

 

1,328

899

Other non cash movements

 

 

 

(Increase)/(decrease) in inventories

 

(1,402)

(616)

Decrease/(increase) in receivables

 

1,804

(1,626)

Increase in payables

 

5,775

11,447

Increase/(decrease) in deferred income

 

131

(339)

Increase/(decrease) in provisions

 

4,091

(1,100)

 

 

----

----

Cash generated from operations

 

80,373

68,503

UK corporation tax

 

(10,922)

(7,499)

Overseas corporation tax paid

 

(476)

(612)

 

 

----

----

Net cash generated by operating activities

 

68,975

60,392

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

Interest received

 

191

186

Dividends received from associates

 

490

45

Decrease in loans to associates and joint ventures

 

542

582

Decrease in loans to franchisees

 

2,174

3,275

Refinancing of loans to franchisees

 

 

 

Payments to acquire finance lease assets

 

(93)

(741)

Receipts from repayment of franchisee finance leases

 

1,288

1,121

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

 

(6,763)

(4,412)

Deferred consideration for Domino's Leasing

 

(3,517)

(1,208)

Purchase of other non-current assets

 

(5,267)

(2,532)

Receipts from the sale of other non-current assets

 

-

1,059

Purchase of non-controlling interest

 

-

(132)

 

 

----

----

Net cash used by investing activities

 

(10,955)

(2,757)

 

 

----

----

 

 

 

 

Cash inflow before financing

 

58,020

57,635

 

 

 

 

Cash flow from financing activities

 

 

 

Interest paid

 

(278)

(807)

Issue of ordinary share capital

 

3,572

2,038

Purchase of own shares

 

-

(2,243)

Payments under LTIP schemes

 

(8)

(2,914)

New bank loans and facilities draw down

 

5,657

31,912

Repayment of borrowings

 

(16,329)

(56,253)

Equity dividends paid

 

(31,006)

(27,480)

 

 

----

----

Net cash used by financing activities

 

(38,392)

(55,747)

 

 

----

----

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

19,628

1,888

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

33,743

31,597

Foreign exchange (loss)/gain on cash and cash equivalents

 

(511)

258

 

 

----

----

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

52,860

33,743

 

 

----

----

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTES TO THE GROUP FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

1.            ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Basis of preparation

The preliminary results for the 52 weeks ended 27 December 2015 have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as adopted by the European Union and are in line with the accounting policies set out in the interim financial statements for the 26 weeks ended 28 June 2015.

The financial information in the preliminary statement of the results does not constitute statutory accounts within the meaning of Section 435 of the Companies Act 2006 (the Act). The financial information for the 52 weeks ended 27 December 2015 has been extracted from the statutory accounts on which an unqualified audit opinion has been issued. Statutory accounts for the 52 weeks ended 27 December 2015 will be delivered to the Registrar of Companies following the Company's Annual General Meeting.

The financial statements, and this preliminary statement, of Domino's Pizza Group plc for the 52 weeks ended 27 December 2015 were authorised for issue by the Board of Directors on 2 March 2016 and the balance sheet was signed on behalf of the Board by David Wild, Chief Executive Officer.

The statutory accounts have been delivered to the Registrar of Companies in respect of the 52 weeks ended 28 December 2014 and the Auditors of the Company made a report thereon under section 235 of the Act. That report was an unqualified report and did not contain a statement under section 498(2) or (3) of the Act

 

 

2.            SEGMENTAL INFORMATION

 

For management purposes, the Group is organised into three geographical business units, based on the territories governed by the Master Franchise Agreement ("MFA"): the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Switzerland. These are considered to be the Group's operating segments as the information provided to the chief operating decision makers, who are considered to be the Executive Directors of the Board, is based on these territories. Revenue included in each includes all sales (royalties, Supply Chain Centre sales, rental income and finance lease income) made to franchise stores located in that segment. Segment results for the Ireland segment include both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland as both of these territories are served by the same Supply Chain Centre.

 

In December 2015 the Group publically announced that it had agreed to sell its German operations. As the German business represented a separate major geographic area of operations we have classed this segment as a discontinued operation in the 52 weeks ended 27 December 2015. The segmental information in this note excludes the discontinued operation.

 

NOTES TO THE GROUP FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

2.            SEGMENTAL INFORMATION (continued)

 

 

Operating segments

52 weeks ended 27 December 2015

52 weeks ended 28 December 2014



 

Switzerland

Ireland

United Kingdom

Total

 

Switzerland

Ireland

United Kingdom

Total


£000

£000

£000

£000

£000

£000

£000

£000

Segment revenue









Sales to external customers

11,698

21,381

283,709

316,788

9,590

21,461

257,640

288,691


---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

Results









Segment result

(1,303)

5,035

67,725

71,457

(1,019)

5,034

57,738

61,753

Exceptional items

-

-

-

-

-

(863)

394

(469)

Share of profit of associates

-

-

1,724

1,724

-

-

1,047

1,047


---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

Group operating profit

(1,303)

5,035

69,449

73,181

(1,019)

4,171

59,179

62,331

Profit on sale of investments

-

-

-

-

949

-

198

1,147


---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---


(1,303)

5,035

69,449

73,181

(70)

4,171

59,377

63,478

Net finance costs




(18)




(1,376)





---




---

Profit before tax and discontinued operations




73,163




62,102





---




---










Assets









Segment current assets

901

1,132

33,839

35,872

782

1,271

36,794

38,847

Segment non-current assets

9,672

1,960

68,160

79,792

7,295

2,124

66,363

75,782

Equity accounted investments

-

-

7,985

7,985

-

-

7,170

7,170

Unallocated assets




60,711




42,250

Assets relating to discontinued operations




 

1,086




 

1,940


---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

Total assets

10,573

3,092

109,983

185,446

8,077

3,395

110,327

165,989


---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

Liabilities









Segment liabilities

1,615

1,612

60,253

63,480

1,532

1,706

52,723

55,961

Unallocated liabilities




17,616




31,938

Liabilities relating to discontinued operations




 

6,675




 

4,692


---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

Total liabilities

1,615

1,612

60,253

87,771

1,532

1,706

52,723

92,591


    ---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

 

 

NOTES TO THE GROUP FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

3.            TAXATION

 

(a) Tax on profit on ordinary activities

 

Tax charged in the income statement


Continuing operations

Discontinued operations

Total


52 weeks

52 weeks

52 weeks

52 weeks

52 weeks

52 weeks


ended 27

ended 28

ended 27

ended 28

ended 27

ended 28


 December

2015

£'000

 December

2014

£000

 December

2015

£'000

 December

2014

£000

 December

2015

£'000

 December

2014

£000








Current income tax:







UK corporation tax







 - current period

13,026

11,406

(986)

(1,626)

12,040

9,780

- adjustment in respect of prior periods

(546)

(152)

(1,015)

-

(1,561)

(152)


----

----

----

----

----

----


12,480

11,254

(2,001)

(1,626)

10,479

9,628

Income tax of overseas operations on profits for the period

 

430

 

415

 

919

 

-

 

1,349

 

415


----

----

----

----

----

----

Total current income tax

12,910

11,669

(1,082)

(1,626)

11,828

10,043


----

----

----

----

----

----

Deferred tax:







Origination and reversal of temporary differences

994

1,796

23

6

1,017

1,802

Effect of change in tax rate

375

-

62


437

-

Adjustment in respect of prior periods

(405)

(720)

624

(66)

219

(786)


----

----

----

----

----

----

Total deferred tax

964

1,076

709

(60)

1,673

1,016


----

----

----

----

----

----

Tax charge/(credit) in the income statement

13,874

12,745

(373)

(1,686)

13,501

11,059


----

----

----

----

----

----

 

 

NOTES TO THE GROUP FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

4.            EARNINGS PER SHARE

 

Basic earnings per share amounts are calculated by dividing profit for the year attributable to ordinary equity holders of the parent by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the year.

 

Diluted earnings per share are calculated by dividing the profit attributable to ordinary equity holders of the parent by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the year plus the weighted average number of ordinary shares that would have been issued on the conversion of all dilutive potential ordinary shares into ordinary shares.

 

The following reflects the income and share data used in the basic and diluted earnings per share computations:

 


52 weeks

52 weeks


ended

ended


27 December

28 December


2015

2014

Continuing operations

£000

£000

Profit for the period attributable to owners of the Company

59,289

49,357


----

----

Amounts excluded from underlying profit

-

 

91

 

Amounts included in operating profit

                         -

                    469

-      Other gains and losses

-

(1,147)

-      Discount unwind

-

722

-      Taxation impact

-

47

-     

----

----

Underlying profit attributable to owners of the Company

59,289

49,448


----

----

Continuing and discontinued operations



Continuing operations profit attributable to owners of the Company

59,289

49,357

Discontinued operations loss attributable to owners of the Company

(9,626)

(6,619)


----

----

Total profit attributable to owners of the Company

49,663

42,738


----

----


At

At


27 December

28 December


2015

2014


No.

No.




Basic weighted average number of shares (excluding treasury shares)

166,068,239

165,471,079

Dilutive effect of share options and awards

2,133,293

1,130,827


----

----

Diluted weighted average number of shares

168,201,532

166,601,906

 

The performance conditions of the share options granted over 631,562 shares (2014: 1,087,596) have not been met in the current financial period and therefore the dilutive effect of the number of shares which would have been issued at the period end have not been included in the diluted earnings per share calculation.

 

 

NOTES TO THE GROUP FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

4.            EARNINGS PER SHARE (continued)

 

There are no share options excluded from the diluted earnings per share calculation because they would be anti dilutive (2014: 3,000,000). 

 

 


52 weeks

52 weeks


ended

ended


27 December

28 December


2015

2014

Continuing operations



Basic earnings per share

35.7p

29.8p

Diluted earnings per share

35.2p

29.6p




Underlying earnings per share



-      Basic earnings per share

              35.7p

                29.9p

-      Diluted earnings per share

              35.2p

                29.7p




Discontinued operations



Basic losses per share

             (5.8p)

               (4.0p)

Diluted losses per share

             (5.7p)

               (3.9p)




Continuing and discontinued operations



Basic earnings per share

             29.9p

                25.9p

Diluted earnings per share

             29.5p

                25.8p

 

 

 

5.            DIVIDENDS PAID AND PROPOSED

 


52 weeks

52 weeks


ended

ended


27 December

28 December


2015

2014


£000

£000




Declared and paid during the year:



Equity dividends on ordinary shares:



Final dividend for 2014: 9.69p (2013: 8.80p)

16,039

14,551

Interim dividend for 2015: 9.00p (2014: 7.81p)

14,967

12,929


----

----

Dividends paid

31,006

27,480


----

----




Proposed for approval by shareholders at the AGM (not recognised as a liability at 27 December 2015 or 28 December 2014)

 

Final dividend for 2015: 11.75p (2014 9.69p)

19,513

16,034




NOTES TO THE GROUP FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

6.            ADDITIONAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION

 

Analysis of Group net cash /(debt)


At




At


28 December

Cash

Exchange

Non-cash

27 December


2014

flow

differences

movements

2015


£000

£000

£000

£000

£000







Cash and cash equivalents

33,743

19,628

(511)

-

52,860

Bank revolving facility

(5,447)

(4,698)

(287)

(53)

(10,485)

Bank loans

(15,000)

15,000

-

-

-

Finance leases

(60)

13

2

-

(45)

Other loans

(2,278)

370

-

-

(1,908)


----

---

----

----

----

Adjusted net cash

10,958

30,313

(796)

(53)

40,422

Other loans

-

-

-

-

-


----

---

----

----

----

Net cash

10,958

30,313

(796)

(53)

40,422


----

---

----

----

----

 

 

 


At




At


29 December

Cash

Exchange

Non-cash

28 December


2013

flow

differences

movements

2014


£000

£000

£000

£000

£000







Cash and cash equivalents

31,597

1,888

258

-

33,743

Bank revolving facility

(29,814)

24,494

41

(168)

(5,447)

Bank loans

(13,000)

(2,000)

-

-

(15,000)

Finance leases

(134)

71

3

-

(60)

Other loans

(2,213)

(65)

-

-

(2,278)


----

---

----

----

----

Adjusted net (debt)/cash

(13,564)

24,388

302

(168)

10,958

Non-recourse loans






Other loans

(2,090)

2,059

31

-

-


----

---

----

----

----

Net (debt)/cash

(15,654)

26,447

333

(168)

10,958


----

---

----

----

----

 

 


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