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Arcos Dorados Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Arcos Dorados Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ARCO) (“Arcos Dorados” or the “Company”), Latin America’s largest restaurant chain and the world’s largest independent McDonald’s franchisee, today reported unaudited results for the three months ended September 30, 2020.

Third Quarter 2020 Highlights – Excluding Venezuela

  • Consolidated revenues were 37.7% lower in US dollars and 24.5% on a constant currency basis1, versus the prior year.
  • Systemwide comparable sales1 declined 27.2% versus the prior year, which included strong sequential monthly improvement throughout the quarter.
  • All four Divisions contributed to a positive Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA1 margin of 5.5%, compared to (14.3)% in 2Q20 and 10.2% in 3Q19.
  • Basic net loss was $(0.14) per share, compared to basic net income of $0.13 per share in the prior year quarter.
  • Net Debt to Adjusted EBITDA ratio was 4.7x at the end of the third quarter, versus 3.4x and 1.6x at the end of June 2020 and December 2019, respectively.

Approximately 99% of the Company’s systemwide restaurants were operating as of the date of this release, with approximately 70% operating all sales segments.

1 For definitions please refer to page 14 of this document

“By focusing on the Three D’s of our business – Drive-Thru, Delivery and Digital – and taking proactive management steps to reduce costs and stabilize cash flows, we quickly started rebuilding the momentum that marked the start of 2020. We are now solidly in the Recovery Phase of our plan and managing through the current crisis. Sales trends have improved sequentially and consistently in each of our markets while profitability, measured in US GAAP, also rebounded during the third quarter. Not only did we generate positive Adjusted EBITDA in each of our operating Divisions as well as at the consolidated level, but we also generated positive operating cash flows, especially in Brazil and our ‘hard currency’ markets in the Caribbean division,” said Marcelo Rabach, Chief Executive Officer of Arcos Dorados.

“We achieved this turnaround with the hard work of our people, the superiority of our Brand and restaurant portfolio and the return of our guests, who feel safe coming back to our restaurants thanks to our unmatched McProtegidos, or McSafe, program. We have only begun to scratch the surface of what we can do with our industry-leading work in the digital arena, which already contributed 40% of our systemwide sales in both the second and third quarters of this year. Our leadership in the Digital space has also supported important market share gains across the region. In other words, our long-term strategic approach to growth and brand building, which paid off last year and is getting us through the crisis this year, will also support the consolidation of our leadership position as we head into the Full Revival Phase of our plan next year,” he concluded.

Third Quarter 2020 Results

Consolidated

Figure 1. AD Holdings Inc Consolidated: Key Financial Results
(In millions of U.S. dollars, except as noted)
3Q19
(a)
Currency
Translation - Excl.
Venezuela
(b)
Constant
Currency
Growth -
Excl.
Venezuela
(c)
Venezuela
(d)
3Q20
(a+b+c+d)
% As
Reported
Total Restaurants (Units)

2,239

2,257

 
Sales by Company-operated Restaurants

713.2

(92.5)

(172.4)

(1.3)

447.0

-37.3%

Revenues from franchised restaurants

36.8

(5.9)

(10.9)

(0.2)

19.8

-46.1%

Total Revenues

750.0

(98.4)

(183.3)

(1.5)

466.8

-37.8%

 
Adjusted EBITDA

75.0

(4.5)

(45.8)

0.3

25.0

-66.6%

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

10.0%

5.4%

Net income (loss) attributable to AD

24.4

11.0

(65.1)

0.0

(29.6)

-221.6%

No. of shares outstanding (thousands)

204,069

204,797

EPS (US$/Share)

0.12

(0.14)

(3Q20 = 3Q19 + Currency Translation Excl. Venezuela + Constant Currency Growth Excl. Venezuela + Venezuela). Refer to “Definitions” section for further detail.

Arcos Dorados’ consolidated results may continue to be impacted by Venezuela’s macroeconomic volatility, including the ongoing hyperinflationary environment, which has historically led the Company to record significant non-cash accounting charges to operations in this market. As such, the discussion of the Company’s operating performance is focused on consolidated results that exclude Venezuela.

Main variations in Other Operating Income / (Expenses), net

Included in Adjusted EBITDA: There were no material variations.

Excluded from Adjusted EBITDA: The positive variation is mainly explained by an insurance recovery in the SLAD division, and lower expense from property and equipment write off, versus the third quarter of last year.

Third quarter net loss attributable to the Company totaled $(29.6) million, compared to net income of $24.4 million in the same period of 2019. Arcos Dorados’ reported loss per share of $(0.14) in the third quarter of 2020 compared to earnings of $0.12 per share in the corresponding 2019 period. Total weighted average shares for the third quarter of 2020 amounted to 205,990,486 compared to 204,069,355 in the prior year’s quarter.

Consolidated – Excluding Venezuela

Figure 2. AD Holdings Inc Consolidated - Excluding Venezuela: Key Financial Results
(In millions of U.S. dollars, except as noted)
3Q19
(a)
Currency
Translation
(b)
Constant
Currency
Growth
(c)
3Q20
(a+b+c)
% US
Dollars
% Constant
Currency
Total Restaurants (Units)

2,119

2,143

 
Sales by Company-operated Restaurants

711.1

(92.5)

(172.4)

446.2

-37.3%

-24.2%

Revenues from franchised restaurants

36.5

(5.9)

(10.9)

19.7

-45.9%

-29.9%

Total Revenues

747.6

(98.4)

(183.3)

465.9

-37.7%

-24.5%

Systemwide Comparable Sales

-27.2%

Adjusted EBITDA

76.1

(4.5)

(45.8)

25.8

-66.1%

-60.2%

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

10.2%

5.5%

0.0%

Net income (loss) attributable to AD

25.8

11.0

(65.1)

(28.2)

-209.6%

-252.7%

No. of shares outstanding (thousands)

204,069

204,797

EPS (US$/Share)

0.13

(0.14)

Excluding Arcos Dorados’ Venezuelan operation, total revenues in US dollars decreased 37.7% year-over-year, due to a 24.5% decline in constant currency, from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the significant average depreciation of key local currencies, including the Brazilian real, the Argentine peso and the Mexican peso.

The percentage of restaurants operating at least one sales segment continued to increase sequentially from 55% at the end of the first quarter to 88% and 95% at the end of the second and third quarters, respectively. The steady re-opening of restaurants across all divisions, combined with the strong growth in the Company’s Drive-thru and Delivery segments, drove the sequential improvement of systemwide comparable sales over the course of the quarter, from a decline of 40.7% in June to a decline of 15.9% in September. Systemwide comparable sales for the quarter were down 27.2%.

Comparable sales returned to growth versus the prior year in the Company’s free-standing restaurants beginning in September, including in Brazil and in many of the markets of the Caribbean division, where the Company benefits from its best in class footprint of free-standing restaurants. In compliance with applicable protocols, many of the free-standing restaurant dining rooms have been reopened, while sales and guest traffic in mall and food court restaurants remained challenging due to limited operating hours and closed seating areas in most malls.

Third quarter consolidated Adjusted EBITDA, excluding Venezuela, reached $25.8 million, and was positive in all four divisions, despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Adjusted EBITDA margin was down 4.7 percentage points versus the prior year driven by the year-over-year decline in sales, but improved by a notable 19.8 percentage points compared with the second quarter of 2020, which was the peak of the crisis.

Consolidated G&A expenses decreased 24.9% year-over-year in US dollars, or 8.2% in constant currency terms, despite weighted inflation on G&A of 9.8%.

Non-operating Results

Arcos Dorados’ non-operating results for the third quarter, excluding Venezuela, included an $8.6 million non-cash foreign currency exchange loss, compared to a non-cash gain of $4.9 million in the same period of 2019. This year’s loss mainly reflects the impact of the depreciation of the Brazilian real, as well as other currencies, on intercompany balances. Additionally, the $4.9 million gain recorded last year included a gain related to Argentina’s highly inflationary status. The Company also recorded a non-cash gain of $5.1 million, related to transactions with certain securities. Net interest expense was $2.5 million higher year-over-year. Excluding Venezuela, the Company estimated income tax expenses of $7.1 million in the third quarter, compared to $10.4 million in the prior-year period.

Third quarter net loss attributable to the Company, excluding Venezuela, totaled $(28.2) million, compared to net income of $25.8 million in the prior year period. Net loss per share of $(0.14) in the third quarter 2020, excluding Venezuela, compared to earnings per share of $0.13 in the prior year quarter.

Analysis by Division:

Brazil Division

Figure 3. Brazil Division: Key Financial Results
(In millions of U.S. dollars, except as noted)
3Q19
(a)
Currency
Translation
(b)
Constant
Currency
Growth
(c)
3Q20
(a+b+c)
% As
Reported
% Constant
Currency
Total Restaurants (Units)

984

1,023

 
Total Revenues

346.2

(67.8)

(86.0)

192.4

-44.4%

-24.8%

Systemwide Comparable Sales

-26.2%

Adjusted EBITDA

57.5

(7.5)

(28.5)

21.5

-62.6%

-49.6%

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

16.6%

11.2%

-5.4%

As reported revenues decreased 44.4%, due the challenging operating environment, in addition to the 26% year-over-year average depreciation of the Brazilian real against the US dollar. Systemwide comparable sales decreased 26.2%, with a strong sequential improvement over the course of the quarter, from a decline of 39.1% in June to a decline of 14.5% in September.

Almost 55% of the division’s restaurants are street-facing, which includes more than 460 free-standing restaurants, or 3.0 times as many as its closest competitor. Nearly all free-standing restaurants remained open during the quarter and returned to positive comparable sales growth starting in September. Performance in the Company’s mall-based restaurants was challenging due to capacity and operating hour restrictions. The Brazil division was operating 99% of its restaurants at the end of the quarter with 60% operating all sales segments.

Marketing activities for the third quarter focused on celebrating the Company’s iconic products such as the “Big Mac #1” campaign, which received strong consumer response with promotional items lasting just ten days compared to the original six-week plan. Also, during the quarter, the Company continued strengthening the Drive-thru segment, which grew 52% in constant currency versus the prior year, by offering exclusive promotions and dedicated media. Digital sales also expanded significantly versus the prior year, representing 46% of systemwide sales, through segmented offers and promotions. The McDonald’s App added new functionalities, such as the ability to order through the WhatsApp platform using artificial intelligence to interact with guests as well as Mobile Order and Pay, all of which will reinforce its place as the undisputed leader in mobile Apps in the Brazilian restaurant industry. Delivery continued to be a key sales driver in constant currency, growing about 22% versus the second quarter of 2020 and 147% versus the prior year quarter despite a relatively high base.

As reported Adjusted EBITDA rebounded strongly from the second quarter, reaching $21.5 million. The result was 62.6% lower year-over-year, or 49.6% in constant currency terms, reflecting the continued impact of COVID-19 in the period. Adjusted EBITDA margin was down 5.4 percentage points as the decline in sales outpaced the reduction in costs and expenses during the quarter.

NOLAD

Figure 4. NOLAD Division: Key Financial Results
(In millions of U.S. dollars, except as noted)
3Q19
(a)
Currency Translation
(b)
Constant
Currency
Growth
(c)
3Q20
(a+b+c)
% As
Reported
% Constant
Currency
Total Restaurants (Units)

525

513

 
Total Revenues

110.0

(4.7)

(37.0)

68.3

-37.9%

-33.6%

Systemwide Comparable Sales

-35.6%

Adjusted EBITDA

10.7

0.2

(10.2)

0.7

-93.1%

-95.1%

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

9.8%

1.1%

-8.7%

As reported revenues decreased 37.9%, due to the difficult operating environment. Systemwide comparable sales decreased 35.6%, with a strong sequential improvement over the course of the quarter, from a decline of 43.9% in June to a decline of 25.0% in September.

Above 93% of the division’s restaurants were operational at the end of the third quarter with 67% operating all sales segments. Around one third of the restaurants in Panama were still closed at the end of the quarter, since shopping malls had not yet reopened in the country.

During the third quarter, restrictions on mobility began to ease and front counter sales began to recover. However, Drive-thru and Delivery segments continued being the key business pillars for NOLAD. The Company continued fueling both segments through exclusive marketing programs and promotions, as well as through improved operations.

Marketing campaigns for the quarter were focused on its core products and the “Happy Week” designed to drive sales leveraging the Company’s digital and CRM capabilities. One week per month, customers receive offers and news about the Company’s iconic products, creating sales peaks while generating brand excitement through “Feel Good” moments. This digital program resulted in a sales boost in the three countries. The Company continued promoting family bundles and special packs for group occasions. Finally, the Company executed the McProtegidos program with excellence across the division, which remained an important factor in consolidating McDonald’s as the most trusted brand in the restaurant industry.

As reported Adjusted EBITDA was positive in the quarter, reaching $0.7 million. The result represents a year-over-year decline of 93.1%, or 95.1% in constant currency terms. Adjusted EBITDA margin fell 8.7 percentage points as the decline in sales outpaced the reduction in costs and expenses during the quarter.

SLAD

Figure 5. SLAD Division: Key Financial Results
(In millions of U.S. dollars, except as noted)
3Q19
(a)
Currency
Translation
(b)
Constant
Currency
Growth
(c)
3Q20
(a+b+c)
% As
Reported
% Constant
Currency
Total Restaurants (Units)

395

397

 
Total Revenues

195.3

(24.9)

(72.6)

97.8

-49.9%

-37.2%

Systemwide Comparable Sales

-37.8%

Adjusted EBITDA

18.9

0.0

(16.2)

2.7

-85.8%

-86.0%

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

9.7%

2.8%

-6.9%

As reported revenues decreased 49.9%, due largely to continued operational restrictions, in addition to the 31% year-over-year average depreciation of the Argentine peso against the US dollar. Systemwide comparable sales decreased 37.8%, with a strong sequential improvement over the course of the quarter, from a decline of 54.4% in June to a decline of 26.6% in September.

The SLAD division was operating above 90% of its restaurants at the end of the quarter, and 30% were operating all sales segments.

Marketing activities for the third quarter included the launch of the “Happy Week” program. The Company continued bringing product innovation to guests with the launch of the Grand McBacon and Extra McNifica Core Extensions, in all five markets. The Company also strengthened the Drive-thru channel with the launch of the new “Drive-Thru VIP Club” loyalty program. After only a few weeks there were already 350 thousand new registered users.

As reported Adjusted EBITDA reached a positive $2.7 million. The result was 85.8% lower versus the prior year, or 86.0% in constant currency terms. Adjusted EBITDA margin was down 6.9 percentage points as the decline in sales outpaced the reduction in most costs and expenses during the quarter.

Caribbean Division

Figure 6. Caribbean Division: Key Financial Results
(In millions of U.S. dollars, except as noted)
3Q19
(a)
Currency
Translation
- Excl. Venezuela
(b)
Constant
Currency
Growth - Excl. Venezuela
(c)
Venezuela
(d)
3Q20
(a+b+c+d)
% As
Reported
Total Restaurants (Units)

335

324

 
Total Revenues

98.5

(0.9)

12.2

(1.5)

108.3

9.9%

 
Adjusted EBITDA

3.8

0.2

6.7

0.3

11.0

192.2%

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

3.8%

10.2%

6.3%

The Caribbean division’s results may continue to be impacted by Venezuela’s macroeconomic volatility, including the ongoing hyperinflationary environment, which has historically led the Company to record significant non-cash accounting charges to operations in this market. As such, the discussion of the Caribbean division’s operating performance focuses on results that exclude the Company’s operations in this country.

Caribbean Division – Excluding Venezuela

Figure 7. Caribbean Division - Excluding Venezuela: Key Financial Results
(In millions of U.S. dollars, except as noted)
3Q19
(a)
Currency
Translation
(b)
Constant
Currency
Growth
(c)
3Q20
(a+b+c)
% US
Dollars
% Constant
Currency
Total Restaurants (Units)

215

210

 
Total Revenues

96.1

(0.9)

12.2

107.4

11.7%

12.7%

Systemwide Comparable Sales

1.0%

Adjusted EBITDA

4.9

0.2

6.7

11.8

139.0%

136.6%

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

5.1%

11.0%

5.9%

Revenues in the Caribbean division, excluding Venezuela, increased 11.7% in US dollars, or 12.7% in constant currency terms. Systemwide comparable sales increased 1.0%, with a strong sequential improvement over the course of the quarter, from a decline of 17.2% in June to a positive 9.9% in September.

At the end of the quarter, 100% of the division’s restaurants were operational, with 90% operating all sales segments. Free-standing restaurants, which represent 72% of the division’s footprint, continued generating positive sales growth versus the prior year. Strong results in the Caribbean division were also supported by the 100% company-operated market, in Puerto Rico.

Marketing activities included the expansion of the value platform in Colombia and continued bringing product innovations in Puerto Rico, to accelerate traffic during key dayparts such as breakfast and lunch. Also in the quarter, the Company continued focusing on the Drive-thru segment, with significant improvements in operations and reduced service time, enhancing the customer experience and making this channel a powerful sales growth engine. Delivery was another key contributor to sales growth in the quarter, which included the launch of “Pollo McCrispy”, an exclusive virtual store for chicken products with one of the Company’s delivery aggregators. Finally, the McProtegidos program solidified McDonald’s restaurants’ position as the safest place to eat and work.

As reported Adjusted EBITDA reached $11.8 million, growing 139% year-over-year, or 136.6% in constant currency terms. Adjusted EBITDA margin expanded 5.9 percentage points to 11.0% with efficiencies in almost all cost line items. Notably, the bulk of this Adjusted EBITDA generation was in the Division’s US dollar and euro markets.

New Unit Development

Figure 8. Total Restaurants (eop)*
September
2020
June
2020
March
2020
December
2019
September
2019
Brazil

1,023

1,024

1,025

1,023

984

NOLAD

513

530

531

530

525

SLAD

397

402

406

404

395

Caribbean

324

335

336

336

335

TOTAL

2,257

2,291

2,298

2,293

2,239

* Considers Company-operated and franchised restaurants at period-end
Figure 9. Current Footprint
Store Type*OwnershipMcCafesDessert
Centers
FS & ISMS & FCCompany
Operated
Franchised
Brazil

555

468

611

412

79

2,008

NOLAD

314

199

353

160

13

610

SLAD

232

165

345

52

125

388

Caribbean

256

68

272

52

34

344

TOTAL

1,357

900

1,581

676

251

3,350

* FS: Free-Standing; IS: In-Store; MS: Mall Store; FC: Food Court.

The Company opened 73 new restaurants during the twelve-month period ended September 30, 2020. At the end of the third quarter, the Company had 729 Experience of the Future Restaurants.

Balance Sheet & Cash Flow Highlights

Cash and cash equivalents were $136.5 million as of September 30, 2020. The Company’s total financial debt (including derivative instruments) was $661.1 million. Net debt (Total Financial Debt minus Cash and cash equivalents) was $524.6 million, while the Net Debt/Adjusted EBITDA ratio was 4.7x at the end of the reporting period.

Figure 10. Consolidated Financial Ratios
(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except ratios)
September 30December 31

2020

2019

Cash & cash equivalents (i)

136,506

121,905

Total Financial Debt (ii)

661,069

595,781

Net Financial Debt (iii)

524,563

473,876

Total Financial Debt / LTM Adjusted EBITDA ratio

6.0

2.0

Net Financial Debt / LTM Adjusted EBITDA ratio

4.7

1.6

(i) Cash & cash equivalents includes Short-term investment
(ii)Total financial debt includes long-term debt, short-term debt, and derivative instruments (including the asset portion of derivatives amounting to $126.1 million and $57.8 million as a reduction of financial debt as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively).
(iii) Total financial debt less cash and cash equivalents.

Net cash generated from operating activities for the three months ended September 30, totaled $28.6 million, while cash used in net investing activities totaled $11.3 million. Capital expenditures in the quarter totaled $12.3 million, compared to $73.5 million in the previous year’s period. Net cash used in financing activities was $1.7 million.

First Nine Months 2020

Excluding the Venezuelan operation and for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, the Company’s revenues, in US dollars, decreased by 37.4% to $1.4 billion, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the depreciation of several of the region’s key currencies. This led to a significant de-leveraging of the Company’s costs and expenses, resulting in a consolidated EBITDA margin contraction of 7.9 percentage points to 1.0%.

Year-to-date consolidated net loss amounted to $(166.0) million, compared with net income of $51.3 million in the first nine months of 2019.

Net cash used in operating activities for the nine months totaled $50.2 million, while cash used in net investing activities totaled $63.7 million. Capital expenditures for the first nine months totaled $64.8 million, compared to $167.1 million in the previous year’s period. Net cash provided by financing activities was $140.7 million, which included $153.4 million of the reopening of the 2027 Notes, that were mainly used to repay short-term borrowings.

Recent Developments

Reopening of 2027 Note

On September 11, 2020, the Company issued additional 2027 Notes for an aggregate principal amount of $150 million at a price of 102.250%. The proceeds from the second issuance were mainly used to fully repay short-term indebtedness. This was the lowest, fixed-rate cost of debt, with a yield to maturity of 5.46%, in the Company’s history.

Exchange of 2023 Notes

On September 15, 2020, the Company launched an offer to exchange any and all of its 2023 Notes for an additional issuance of 2027 Notes, that expired on October 13, 2020. As a result of the exchange, $138,354,000 aggregate principal amount of 2027 Notes were issued in exchange for $131,476,000 aggregate principal amount of 2023 Notes. The purpose of the exchange offer was to extend the maturity profile of the Company’s long-term debt, which rose to 5.3 years from 3.8 years previously.

Annual General Shareholder’s Meeting (AGM)

On October 30, 2020, the Board of Directors set the date for the Company's Annual Shareholders’ Meeting. The AGM will be held on November 20, 2020, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at 10:00 a.m. (local time), for all shareholders of record as of November 9, 2020. AGM materials are available on the investor relations website: www.arcosdorados.com/ir.

Definitions:

Systemwide comparable sales growth: refers to the change, measured in constant currency, in our Company-operated and franchised restaurant sales in one period from a comparable period for restaurants that have been open for thirteen months or longer. While sales by our franchisees are not recorded as revenues by us, we believe the information is important in understanding our financial performance because these sales are the basis on which we calculate and record franchised revenues and are indicative of the financial health of our franchisee base.

Constant currency basis: refers to amounts calculated using the same exchange rate over the periods under comparison to remove the effects of currency fluctuations from this trend analysis. To better discern underlying business trends, this release uses non-GAAP financial measures that segregate year-over-year growth into two categories: (i) currency translation, (ii) constant currency growth. (i) Currency translation reflects the impact on growth of the appreciation or depreciation of the local currencies in which we conduct our business against the US dollar (the currency in which our financial statements are prepared). (ii) Constant currency growth reflects the underlying growth of the business excluding the effect from currency translation.

Excluding Venezuela basis: due to the ongoing political and macroeconomic uncertainty prevailing in Venezuela, and in order to provide greater clarity and visibility on the Company’s financial and operating overall performance, this release focuses on the results on an “Excluding-Venezuela” basis, which is non-GAAP measure.

Adjusted EBITDA: In addition to financial measures prepared in accordance with the general accepted accounting principles (GAAP), within this press release and the accompanying tables, we use a non-GAAP financial measure titled ‘Adjusted EBITDA’. We use Adjusted EBITDA to facilitate operating performance comparisons from period to period.

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as our operating income plus depreciation and amortization plus/minus the following losses/gains included within other operating income (expenses), net, and within general and administrative expenses in our statement of income: gains from sale or insurance recovery of property and equipment; write-offs of property and equipment; impairment of long-lived assets and goodwill; reorganization and optimization plan expenses; and incremental compensation related to the modification of our 2008 long-term incentive plan.

We believe Adjusted EBITDA facilitates company-to-company operating performance comparisons by backing out potential differences caused by variations such as capital structures (affecting net interest expense and other financial charges), taxation (affecting income tax expense) and the age and book depreciation of facilities and equipment (affecting relative depreciation expense), which may vary for different companies for reasons unrelated to operating performance. Figure 11 of this earnings release include a reconciliation for Adjusted EBITDA. For more information, please see Adjusted EBITDA reconciliation in Note 9 of our quarter-end financial statements (6-K Form) filed today with the S.E.C.

About Arcos Dorados

Arcos Dorados is the world’s largest independent McDonald’s franchisee, operating the largest quick service restaurant chain in Latin America and the Caribbean. It has the exclusive right to own, operate and grant franchises of McDonald’s restaurants in 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries and territories with more than 2,200 restaurants, operated by the Company or by its sub-franchisees, that together employ over 100 thousand people (as of 09/30/2020). The Company is also committed to the development of the communities in which it operates, to providing young people their first formal job opportunities and to utilize its Scale for Good to achieve a positive environmental impact. Arcos Dorados is listed for trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ARCO). To learn more about the Company, please visit the Investors section of our website: www.arcosdorados.com/ir.

Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained herein include statements about the Company’s business prospects, its ability to attract customers, its affordable platform, its expectation for revenue generation and its outlook and guidance for 2020. These statements are subject to the general risks inherent in Arcos Dorados' business. These expectations may or may not be realized. Some of these expectations may be based upon assumptions or judgments that prove to be incorrect. In addition, Arcos Dorados' business and operations involve numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of Arcos Dorados, which could result in Arcos Dorados' expectations not being realized or otherwise materially affect the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of Arcos Dorados. Additional information relating to the uncertainties affecting Arcos Dorados' business is contained in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and Arcos Dorados does not undertake any obligation to (and expressly disclaims any obligation to) update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date such statements were made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Third Quarter 2020 Consolidated Results
(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share data)

Figure 11. Third Quarter 2020 Consolidated Results
(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share data)
For Three-Months endedFor Nine-Months ended
September 30,September 30,

2020

2019

2020

2019

REVENUES
Sales by Company-operated restaurants

446,977

713,207

1,314,221

2,096,987

Revenues from franchised restaurants

19,821

36,762

62,606

107,725

Total Revenues

466,799

749,969

1,376,827

2,204,712

OPERATING COSTS AND EXPENSES
Company-operated restaurant expenses:
Food and paper

(158,289)

(256,189)

(471,791)

(751,807)

Payroll and employee benefits

(95,543)

(142,474)

(301,527)

(427,289)

Occupancy and other operating expenses

(144,338)

(201,407)

(458,060)

(598,552)

Royalty fees

(26,402)

(38,656)

(77,071)

(116,419)

Franchised restaurants - occupancy expenses

(10,825)

(17,793)

(30,776)

(53,501)

General and administrative expenses

(38,561)

(51,354)

(124,608)

(157,214)

Other operating income (expenses), net

3,100

149

(1,466)

(619)

Total operating costs and expenses

(470,858)

(707,724)

(1,465,299)

(2,105,401)

Operating (loss) income

(4,059)

42,245

(88,472)

99,311

Net interest expense

(15,024)

(12,524)

(44,252)

(38,200)

Gain (loss) from derivative instruments

79

2,219

(383)

1,789

Gain from securities

5,118

-

18,070

-

Foreign currency exchange results

(8,555)

4,467

(44,995)

10,115

Other non-operating expenses, net

(111)

(2,216)

(132)

(2,313)

Income before income taxes

(22,552)

34,191

(160,164)

70,702

Income tax expense

(7,049)

(9,793)

(11,344)

(23,650)

Net (loss) income

(29,601)

24,398

(171,508)

47,052

Net (loss) income attributable to non-controlling interests

(10)

(46)

20

(115)

Net (loss) income attributable to Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc.

(29,611)

24,352

(171,488)

46,937

Earnings per share information ($ per share):
Basic net income per common share

-0.14

0.12

-0.84

0.23

Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding-Basic

205,990,486

204,069,355

204,796,984

203,981,893

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation
Operating income

(4,059)

42,245

(88,472)

99,311

Depreciation and amortization

30,841

30,400

96,463

89,670

Operating charges excluded from EBITDA computation

(1,746)

2,320

2,660

2,419

Adjusted EBITDA

25,036

74,965

10,651

191,400

Adjusted EBITDA Margin as % of total revenues

5.4%

10.0%

0.8%

8.7%

Third Quarter 2020 Consolidated Results – Excluding Venezuela
(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share data)

Figure 12. Third Quarter 2020 Consolidated Results - Excluding Venezuela
(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share data)
  
 For Three-Months ended For Nine-Months ended
 September 30, September 30,
 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

REVENUES    
Sales by Company-operated restaurants 

446,182

 

711,138

 

1,311,716

 

2,089,841

Revenues from franchised restaurants 

19,724

 

36,462

 

62,296

 

106,726

Total Revenues 

465,906

 

747,600

 

1,374,012

 

2,196,567

OPERATING COSTS AND EXPENSES    
Company-operated restaurant expenses:    
Food and paper 

(158,259)

 

(255,817)

 

(471,515)

 

(751,182)

Payroll and employee benefits 

(95,374)

 

(142,269)

 

(300,714)

 

(426,516)

Occupancy and other operating expenses 

(143,624)

 

(200,257)

 

(455,767)

 

(594,949)

Royalty fees 

(26,402)

 

(38,656)

 

(77,071)

 

(116,419)

Franchised restaurants - occupancy expenses 

(10,760)

 

(17,673)

 

(30,489)

 

(53,133)

General and administrative expenses 

(37,822)

 

(50,379)

 

(122,347)

 

(153,991)

Other operating (expenses) income, net 

3,813

 

1,281

 

1,207

 

3,304

Total operating costs and expenses 

(468,429)

 

(703,770)

 

(1,456,695)

 

(2,092,886)

Operating (loss) income 

(2,522)

 

43,830

 

(82,682)

 

103,681

Net interest expense 

(15,024)

 

(12,524)

 

(44,255)

 

(38,200)

Gain (loss) from derivative instruments 

79

 

2,219

 

(383)

 

1,789

Gain from financial instruments 

5,118

 

-

 

18,070

 

-

Foreign currency exchange results 

(8,634)

 

4,857

 

(45,185)

 

10,640

Other non-operating (loss) expenses, net 

(111)

 

(2,217)

 

(132)

 

(2,313)

Income before income taxes 

(21,095)

 

36,165

 

(154,567)

 

75,597

Income tax expense 

(7,123)

 

(10,367)

 

(11,403)

 

(24,214)

Net (loss) income 

(28,218)

 

25,798

 

(165,970)

 

51,383

Net (loss) income attributable to non-controlling interests 

(10)

 

(46)

 

20

 

(115)

Net (loss) income attributable to Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. 

(28,228)

 

25,752

 

(165,950)

 

51,268

Earnings per share information ($ per share):    
Basic net income per common share $

(0.14)

 $

0.13

 $

(0.81)

 $

0.25

Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding-Basic 

205,990,486

 

204,069,355

 

204,796,984

 

203,981,893

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation    
Operating income 

(2,522)

 

43,830

 

(82,682)

 

103,681

Depreciation and amortization 

30,350

 

29,977

 

95,284

 

88,383

Operating charges excluded from EBITDA computation 

(2,023)

 

2,319

 

1,551

 

2,420

Adjusted EBITDA 

25,805

 

76,126

 

14,153

 

194,484

Adjusted EBITDA Margin as % of total revenues 

5.5%

 

10.2%

 

1.0%

 

8.9%

Third Quarter 2020 Results by Division
(In thousands of U.S. dollars)

Figure 13. Third Quarter 2020 Consolidated Results by Division
(In thousands of U.S. dollars)
3QYTD
Three-Months ended% Incr.ConstantNine-Months ended% Incr.Constant
September 30,/CurrencySeptember 30,/Currency

2020

2019

(Decr)

Incr/(Decr)%

2020

2019

(Decr)

Incr/(Decr)%

Revenues
Brazil

192,402

346,201

-44.4%

-24.8%

609,017

1,016,264

-40.1%

-23.9%

Caribbean

108,257

98,463

9.9%

n/a

261,110

297,922

-12.4%

n/a

Caribbean - Excl. Venezuela

107,364

96,093

11.7%

22.5%

258,292

289,777

-10.9%

-2.0%

NOLAD

68,326

110,027

-37.9%

-33.6%

216,302

316,828

-31.7%

-29.4%

SLAD

97,814

195,277

-49.9%

-37.2%

290,398

573,698

-49.4%

-32.9%

TOTAL

466,799

749,968

-37.8%

n/a

1,376,827

2,204,712

-37.6%

n/a

TOTAL - Excl. Venezuela

465,906

747,598

-37.7%

-24.5%

1,374,010

2,196,567

-37.4%

-25.1%

 
 
Operating Income (loss)
Brazil

7,676

41,633

-81.6%

-75.5%

(2,370)

102,212

-102.3%

-107.9%

Caribbean

4,959

(767)

-745.7%

n/a

(5,244)

(2,105)

149.3%

n/a

Caribbean - Excl. Venezuela

6,496

815

697.0%

2271.7%

544

2,265

-76.0%

-87.7%

NOLAD

(5,227)

5,516

-194.8%

-205.7%

(15,736)

10,611

-248.3%

-272.8%

SLAD

463

11,408

-95.9%

-97.7%

(27,846)

32,308

-186.2%

-215.4%

Corporate and Other

(11,932)

(15,543)

23.2%

4.4%

(37,276)

(43,716)

0.0%

0.0%

TOTAL

(4,061)

42,247

-109.6%

n/a

(88,472)

99,310

-189.1%

n/a

TOTAL - Excl. Venezuela

(2,524)

43,829

-105.8%

-108.9%

(82,684)

103,680

-179.7%

-208.7%

 
 
Adjusted EBITDA
Brazil

21,507

57,481

-62.6%

-49.6%

43,578

148,583

-70.7%

-65.6%

Caribbean

11,018

3,771

192.2%

n/a

12,817

11,910

7.6%

n/a

Caribbean - Excl. Venezuela

11,787

4,933

139.0%

381.4%

16,313

14,996

8.8%

11.2%

NOLAD

737

10,733

-93.1%

-95.1%

1,760

26,482

-93.4%

-100.0%

SLAD

2,691

18,885

-85.8%

-86.0%

(13,436)

49,151

-127.3%

-141.1%

Corporate and Other

(10,919)

(15,905)

31.3%

15.1%

(34,068)

(44,727)

0.0%

0.0%

TOTAL

25,034

74,965

-66.6%

n/a

10,651

191,399

-94.4%

n/a

TOTAL - Excl. Venezuela

25,803

76,127

-66.1%

-60.2%

14,147

194,485

-92.7%

-98.6%

 
Figure 14. Average Exchange Rate per Quarter*
BrazilMexicoArgentina

3Q20

5.38

22.06

73.27

3Q19

3.97

19.44

50.40

* Local $ per 1 US$

Summarized Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands of U.S. dollars)

Figure 15. Summarized Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands of U.S. dollars)
September 30December 31

2020

2019

ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents

136,506

121,880

Short-term investment

-

25

Accounts and notes receivable, net

74,347

99,862

Other current assets (1)

150,298

183,601

Total current assets

361,151

405,368

Non-current assets
Property and equipment, net

762,795

960,986

Net intangible assets and goodwill

34,176

43,044

Deferred income taxes

44,475

68,368

Derivative instruments

125,406

57,828

Leases right of use assets, net

746,814

922,165

Other non-current assets (2)

73,619

99,926

Total non-current assets

1,787,285

2,152,317

Total assets

2,148,436

2,557,685

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities
Accounts payable

174,379

259,577

Taxes payable (3)

76,138

123,805

Accrued payroll and other liabilities

84,073

86,379

Other current liabilities (4)

58,322

27,068

Provision for contingencies

1,956

2,035

Financial debt (5)

15,842

26,436

Operating lease liabilities

54,679

70,147

Total current liabilities

465,389

595,447

Non-current liabilities
Accrued payroll and other liabilities

19,065

23,497

Provision for contingencies

22,670

24,123

Financial debt (6)

771,323

627,173

Deferred income taxes

3,155

4,297

Operating lease liabilities

711,208

861,582

Total non-current liabilities

1,527,421

1,540,672

Total liabilities

1,992,810

2,136,119

Equity
Class A shares of common stock

386,601

383,204

Class B shares of common stock

132,915

132,915

Additional paid-in capital

11,337

13,375

Retained earnings

269,144

471,149

Accumulated other comprehensive losses

-605,189

(519,505)

Common stock in treasury

-39,547

(60,000)

Total Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc shareholders’ equity

155,261

421,138

Non-controlling interest in subsidiaries

365

428

Total equity

155,626

421,566

Total liabilities and equity

2,148,436

2,557,685

(1) Includes "Other receivables", "Inventories", "Prepaid expenses and other current assets", "McDonald's Corporation's indemnification for contingencies", and "Derivative Intruments".
(2) Includes "Miscellaneous", "Collateral deposits", and "McDonald´s Corporation indemnification for contingencies". 
(3) Includes "Income taxes payable" and "Other taxes payable".
(4) Includes "Royalties payable to McDonald´s Corporation" and "Interest payable".
(5) Includes "Short-term debt", "Current portion of long-term debt" and "Derivative instruments".
(6) Includes "Long-term debt, excluding current portion" and "Derivative instruments".

Contacts:

Investor Relations Contact
Dan Schleiniger
VP of Investor Relations
Arcos Dorados
daniel.schleiniger@ar.mcd.com

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