Ann Arbor / MG. (dp) Domino´s Pizza Inc., the recognized world leader in pizza delivery and digital ordering technology, announced results for the second quarter of 2015, comprised of strong same store sales results and store count growth, which resulted in robust EPS growth. Domestic same store sales grew 12.8 percent during the quarter versus the year-ago period, continuing the positive sales momentum in the Company’s domestic business. The international division also posted strong results with same store sales growth of 6.7 percent, marking the 86th consecutive quarter of international same store sales growth. The Company had global net store growth of 186 stores in the quarter.
Diluted EPS was 81 cents, which was up 20.9 percent over the Company’s diluted EPS in the prior year quarter. During the quarter, the Company repurchased 637,587 shares of its common stock for approximately 68.1 million USD. The Board of Directors also declared a 31-cent per share quarterly dividend for shareholders of record as of September 15, 2015, to be paid on September 30, 2015.
J. Patrick Doyle, Domino’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said: «It was simply another great quarter. Our franchisees and corporate team members are executing at a very high level, and our digital initiatives continue to help attract more customers around the world. We’re in a great place as a brand».
Second Quarter Highlights
Revenues were up 8.5 percent for the second quarter versus the prior year period, driven by higher domestic same store sales and store count growth, which resulted in increased royalties from our franchised stores and higher revenues at our Company-owned stores. Higher supply chain revenues from increased volumes and incremental sales of equipment to stores in connection with the Company’s store reimaging program also contributed to this increase. Although international franchise same store sales and store count grew as compared to the prior year period, the resulting increase in revenues was partially offset by the negative impact of foreign currency exchange rates.
Net Income was up 19.4 percent for the second quarter versus the prior year period, driven by domestic and international same store sales growth, global store count growth and higher supply chain volumes. This was offset in part by the negative impact of foreign currency exchange rates.
Diluted EPS was 81 cents for the second quarter versus 67 cents in the prior year quarter, which represents an increase of 14 cents, or 20.9 percent. This increase was due to higher net income and lower weighted average diluted shares outstanding (Imgage Source: Domino’s Pizza Inc.).