November 9, 2020

McDonald's Reports Third Quarter 2020 Results

 

November 9, 2020

McDonald's Reports Third Quarter 2020 Results

 

  • Comparable sales continued to improve globally, driven by positive comparable sales of 4.6% in the U.S.
  • Diluted earnings per share of $2.35 increased 11%; excluding strategic gains, diluted earnings per share of $2.22 increased 5%
  • McDonald's will host a virtual Investor Update today, beginning at 8:30 a.m. (Central Time) to share the evolution of its growth strategy and provide an update on strategic priorities

 

CHICAGO, Nov. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonald's Corporation today announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020.

"The resilience of the McDonald's system was on display during the third quarter as the competitive strength of our business and the 3 D's – Digital, Delivery and Drive Thru – led to significant global comparable sales recovery," said McDonald's Chief Financial Officer Kevin Ozan. "Our franchisees and restaurant teams around the world remain focused on running great restaurants and continuing to provide a safe environment for customers to enjoy our great tasting food."

Third quarter financial performance:

  • Global comparable sales declined 2.2%. Monthly comparable sales results improved sequentially for all segments throughout the third quarter.
  • Consolidated revenues decreased 2% (2% in constant currencies).
  • Systemwide sales were flat with the prior year (decreased 1% in constant currencies).
  • Consolidated operating income increased 5% (3% in constant currencies) and included $139 million of strategic gains on the sale of McDonald's Japan stock. Excluding these gains, operating income decreased 1% (2% in constant currencies).
  • Diluted earnings per share of $2.35 increased 11% (10% in constant currencies). Excluding $0.13 per share of strategic gains related to the sale of McDonald's Japan stock, diluted earnings per share was $2.22 for the quarter, an increase of 5% (4% in constant currencies).
  • The Company declared a 3% increase in its quarterly cash dividend to $1.29 per share, payable on December 15, 2020.

 

THIRD QUARTER COMPARABLE SALES

         
   

Increase/(Decrease)

   

Quarters Ended September 30,

   

2020

 

2019

U.S.

 

4.6%

 

4.8%

International Operated Markets

 

(4.4)

 

5.6

International Developmental Licensed
Markets & Corporate

 

(10.1)

 

8.1

Total

 

(2.2)%

 

5.9%

 

  • Comparable Sales: Monthly comparable sales results improved sequentially for all segments throughout the third quarter of 2020.
    • U.S.: Comparable sales were positive throughout the quarter, benefiting from strong average check growth from larger group orders as well as strong performance at the dinner daypart. The Company's strategic marketing investments and resulting promotional activity drove low double-digit comparable sales for the month of September, including positive comparable sales across all dayparts. Comparable guest counts remained negative for the quarter.
    • International Operated Markets: Comparable sales results improved throughout the quarter, with consumer sentiment and government regulations impacting the pace of recovery from COVID-19. Limited operations also remained in place for some markets. Comparable sales varied across markets with negative comparable sales in France, Spain, Germany and the U.K., partly offset by positive comparable sales in Australia.
    • International Developmental Licensed Markets: Comparable sales results were impacted by negative comparable sales in Latin America and China, partly offset by strong positive comparable sales in Japan.

 

KEY FINANCIAL METRICS - CONSOLIDATED

Dollars in millions, except per share data

                                                               
 

Quarters Ended September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

2020

   

2019

   

Inc/ (Dec)

     

Inc/ (Dec)

Excluding

Currency

Translation

     

2020

   

2019

   

Inc/ (Dec)

     

Inc/ (Dec)

Excluding

Currency

Translation

   

Revenues

$

5,418.1

   

$

5,502.3

   

(2)

 

%

 

(2)

 

%

 

$

13,894.0

   

$

15,936.2

   

(13)

 

%

 

(12)

 

%

Operating
income

2,526.4

   

2,409.3

   

5

     

3

     

5,181.1

   

6,777.2

   

(24)

     

(23)

   

Net income

1,762.6

   

1,607.9

   

10

     

8

     

3,353.3

   

4,453.2

   

(25)

     

(25)

   

Earnings per
share-diluted

$

2.35

   

$

2.11

   

11

 

%

 

10

 

%

 

$

4.47

   

$

5.80

   

(23)

 

%

 

(23)

 

%

Results for the quarter reflected stronger operating performance in the U.S. due to higher sales-driven restaurant margins, partly offset by sales performance declines in the International Operated Markets and International Developmental Licensed Markets segments as a result of COVID-19. The nine months reflected sales performance declines in all segments as a result of COVID-19.

Results for the quarter and nine months 2020 included $139 million of pre-tax strategic gains, or $0.13 per share, related to the sale of McDonald's Japan stock, which reduced the Company's ownership by about 3%. Results for the nine months also included $0.01 per share of pre-tax strategic charges primarily due to the write-off of impaired software that was no longer being used of $26 million, partly offset by $13 million of income primarily comprised of a reversal of a reserve associated with the Company's sale of its business in the India Delhi market in January 2020.

Results for the nine months 2019 included $80 million of pre-tax strategic charges, or $0.07 per share, primarily related to impairment associated with the purchase of our joint venture partner's interest in the India Delhi market, partly offset by gains on the sales of property at the former Corporate headquarters.

Results also included the following:

  • Lower incentive-based compensation expense for the quarter and nine months.
  • A net reduction of reserves for bad debts of $27 million for the quarter and an increase of reserves for bad debts of $66 million for the nine months, all related to rent and royalty deferrals.
  • The nine months included over $200 million of committed incremental franchisee support for marketing to accelerate recovery and drive growth across the U.S. and International Operated Markets.
    • About $100 million was recorded in the U.S. and the remaining support was recorded in the International Operated Markets segment.

Foreign currency translation had a positive impact of $0.03 on diluted earnings per share for the quarter and no impact on diluted earnings per share for the nine months.

Outlined below is additional information for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2020:

EARNINGS PER SHARE-DILUTED RECONCILIATION

                                                           
 

Quarters Ended September 30,

   

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 
 

2020

   

2019

   

Inc/ (Dec)

   

Inc/ (Dec)

Excluding

Currency

Translation

   

2020

   

2019

   

Inc/ (Dec)

     

Inc/ (Dec)

Excluding

Currency

Translation

   

GAAP earnings per share-
diluted

$

2.35

   

$

2.11

   

11

%

 

10

%

 

$

4.47

   

$

5.80

   

(23)

 

%

 

(23)

 

%

Strategic (gains) charges

(0.13)

   

               

(0.12)

   

0.07

             

Non-GAAP earnings per
share-diluted

$

2.22

   

$

2.11

   

5

%

 

4

%

 

$

4.35

   

$

5.87

   

(26)

 

%

 

(26)

 

%

Excluding the current year and prior year strategic gains and charges described above, for the quarter net income increased 3% (2% in constant currencies) and diluted earnings per share increased 5% (4% in constant currencies), and for the nine months net income decreased 28% (28% in constant currencies) and diluted earnings per share decreased 26% (26% in constant currencies).

RESTAURANT UPDATE

The Company has continued to follow the guidance of expert health authorities to ensure the appropriate precautionary steps are taken to protect the health and safety of our people and our customers.

The Company began the third quarter with nearly all restaurants globally open for business, and which currently remain open as of the date of filing. However, as a result of COVID-19 resurgences, since September, there have been numerous instances of government restrictions on operating hours, limited dine-in capacity in most countries and, in some cases, mandated dining room closures. These restrictions are impacting most of the Company's key markets outside of the U.S., including France, Germany, Canada and the U.K. The Company expects some restrictions in various markets so long as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS APPLY TO THESE TERMS AS USED THROUGHOUT THIS RELEASE

Constant currency results exclude the effects of foreign currency translation and are calculated by translating current year results at prior year average exchange rates. Management reviews and analyzes business results excluding the effect of foreign currency translation, impairment and other strategic charges and gains, as well as income tax provision adjustments related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, and bases incentive compensation plans on these results, because the Company believes this better represents underlying business trends.

Comparable sales are compared to the same period in the prior year and represent sales at all restaurants, whether operated by the Company or by franchisees, in operation at least thirteen months including those temporarily closed. Some of the reasons restaurants may be temporarily closed include reimaging or remodeling, rebuilding, road construction and natural disasters (which includes restaurants temporarily closed due to COVID-19 in 2020). Comparable sales exclude the impact of currency translation, and, since 2017, also exclude sales from Venezuela due to its hyper-inflation. Management generally identifies hyper-inflationary markets as those markets whose cumulative inflation rate over a three-year period exceeds 100%. Management believes that these exclusions more accurately reflect the underlying business trends. Comparable sales are driven by changes in guest counts and average check, which is affected by changes in pricing and product mix. The goal is to achieve a relatively balanced contribution from both guest counts and average check.

Comparable guest counts represent the number of transactions at all restaurants, whether operated by the Company or by franchisees, in operation at least thirteen months including those temporarily closed.

Systemwide sales include sales at all restaurants, whether operated by the Company or by franchisees. While franchised sales are not recorded as revenues by the Company, management believes the information is important in understanding the Company's financial performance, because these sales are the basis on which the Company calculates and records franchised revenues and are indicative of the financial health of the franchisee base. The Company's revenues consist solely of sales by Company-operated restaurants and fees from franchised restaurants operated by conventional franchisees, developmental licensees and affiliates.

RELATED COMMUNICATIONS

This press release should be read in conjunction with Exhibit 99.2 in the Company's Form 8-K filing for supplemental information related to the Company's results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2020.

McDonald's Corporation will broadcast its investor earnings conference call live over the Internet at 7:30 a.m. (Central Time) on November 9, 2020. A link to the live webcast will be available at www.investor.mcdonalds.com. There will also be an archived webcast available for a limited time thereafter.

McDonald's will broadcast its virtual Investor Update live over the Internet at 8:30 a.m. (Central Time) on November 9, 2020. For additional information and registration details, please visit: http://investorupdate.mcd.com or the Investor Events section of the Company's Internet home page at www.investor.mcdonalds.com. There will also be an archived webcast available for a limited time thereafter.

UPCOMING COMMUNICATIONS

For important news and information regarding McDonald's, including the timing of future investor conferences and earnings calls, visit the Investor Relations section of the Company's Internet home page at www.investor.mcdonalds.com. McDonald's uses this website as a primary channel for disclosing key information to its investors, some of which may contain material and previously non-public information.

ABOUT McDONALD'S

McDonald's is the world's leading global foodservice retailer with about 39,000 locations in over 100 countries. Approximately 93% of McDonald's restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local business owners.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release contains certain forward-looking statements, which reflect management's expectations regarding future events and operating performance and speak only as of the date hereof. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations are detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the risk factors discussed in Exhibit 99.2 in the Company's Form 8-K filing on November 9, 2020. The Company undertakes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements, except as may otherwise be required by law.

 

McDONALD'S CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME (UNAUDITED)

                             

Dollars and shares in millions, except per share data

         

Quarters Ended September 30,

2020

   

2019

   

Inc/ (Dec)

Revenues

             

Sales by Company-operated restaurants

$

2,286.4

   

$

2,416.6

   

$

(130.2)

   

(5)

%

Revenues from franchised restaurants

3,044.8

   

3,014.0

   

30.8

   

1

 

Other revenues

86.9

   

71.7

   

15.2

   

21

 
               

TOTAL REVENUES

5,418.1

   

5,502.3

   

(84.2)

   

(2)

 
               

Operating costs and expenses

             

Company-operated restaurant expenses

1,876.3

   

1,967.7

   

(91.4)

   

(5)

 

Franchised restaurants-occupancy expenses

567.9

   

559.5

   

8.4

   

2

 

Other restaurant expenses

69.2

   

57.5

   

11.7

   

20

 

Selling, general & administrative expenses

             

Depreciation and amortization

75.8

   

69.0

   

6.8

   

10

 

Other

454.7

   

474.6

   

(19.9)

   

(4)

 

Other operating (income) expense, net

(152.2)

   

(35.3)

   

(116.9)

   

n/m

 

Total operating costs and expenses

2,891.7

   

3,093.0

   

(201.3)

   

(7)

 
               

OPERATING INCOME

2,526.4

   

2,409.3

   

117.1

   

5

 
               

Interest expense

310.1

   

280.6

   

29.5

   

10

 

Nonoperating (income) expense, net

(0.8)

   

(23.5)

   

22.7

   

97

 
               

Income before provision for income taxes

2,217.1

   

2,152.2

   

64.9

   

3

 

Provision for income taxes

454.5

   

544.3

   

(89.8)

   

(16)

 
               

NET INCOME

$

1,762.6

   

$

1,607.9

   

$

154.7

   

10

%

               

EARNINGS PER SHARE-DILUTED

$

2.35

   

$

2.11

   

$

0.24

   

11

%

               

Weighted average shares outstanding-diluted

750.0

   

763.9

   

(13.9)

   

(2)

%

 

n/m Not meaningful

 

McDONALD'S CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME (UNAUDITED)

                             

Dollars and shares in millions, except per share data

         

Nine Months Ended September 30,

2020

   

2019

   

Inc/ (Dec)

Revenues

             

Sales by Company-operated restaurants

$

5,905.9

   

$

7,057.5

   

$

(1,151.6)

   

(16)

%

Revenues from franchised restaurants

7,740.8

   

8,670.0

   

(929.2)

   

(11)

 

Other revenues

247.3

   

208.7

   

38.6

   

18

 
               

TOTAL REVENUES

13,894.0

   

15,936.2

   

(2,042.2)

   

(13)

 
               

Operating costs and expenses

             

Company-operated restaurant expenses

5,077.5

   

5,821.0

   

(743.5)

   

(13)

 

Franchised restaurants-occupancy expenses

1,646.6

   

1,637.3

   

9.3

   

1

 

Other restaurant expenses

198.0

   

166.2

   

31.8

   

19

 

Selling, general & administrative expenses

               

Depreciation and amortization

220.3

   

193.6

   

26.7

   

14

 

Other

1,547.0

   

1,382.2

   

164.8

   

12

 

Other operating (income) expense, net

23.5

   

(41.3)

   

64.8

   

n/m

 

Total operating costs and expenses

8,712.9

   

9,159.0

   

(446.1)

   

(5)

 
               

OPERATING INCOME

5,181.1

   

6,777.2

   

(1,596.1)

   

(24)

 
               

Interest expense

909.2

   

838.9

   

70.3

   

8

 

Nonoperating (income) expense, net

(38.8)

   

(53.0)

   

14.2

   

27

 
               

Income before provision for income taxes

4,310.7

   

5,991.3

   

(1,680.6)

   

(28)

 

Provision for income taxes

957.4

   

1,538.1

   

(580.7)

   

(38)

 
               

NET INCOME

$

3,353.3

   

$

4,453.2

   

$

(1,099.9)

   

(25)

%

               

EARNINGS PER SHARE-DILUTED

$

4.47

   

$

5.80

   

$

(1.33)

   

(23)

%

               

Weighted average shares outstanding-diluted

749.8

   

768.1

   

(18.3)

   

(2)

%

 

n/m Not meaningful

 

McDONALD'S CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET (UNAUDITED)

 

In millions, except per share data

 

September 30, 2020

   

December 31, 2019

Assets

         

Current assets

         

Cash and equivalents

 

$

3,683.8

     

$

898.5

 

Accounts and notes receivable

 

2,391.8

     

2,224.2

 

Inventories, at cost, not in excess of market

 

44.2

     

50.2

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

616.3

     

385.0

 

Total current assets

 

6,736.1

     

3,557.9

 

Other assets

         

Investments in and advances to affiliates

 

1,283.3

     

1,270.3

 

Goodwill

 

2,715.8

     

2,677.4

 

Miscellaneous

 

2,469.6

     

2,584.0

 

Total other assets

 

6,468.7

     

6,531.7

 

Lease right-of-use asset, net

 

13,276.2

     

13,261.2

 

Property and equipment

         

Property and equipment, at cost

 

40,088.6

     

39,050.9

 

Accumulated depreciation and amortization

 

(15,870.3)

     

(14,890.9)

 

Net property and equipment

 

24,218.3

     

24,160.0

 

Total assets

 

$

50,699.3

     

$

47,510.8

 

Liabilities and shareholders' equity

         

Current liabilities

         

Accounts payable

 

689.0

     

988.2

 

Lease liability

 

718.2

     

621.0

 

Income taxes

 

364.0

     

331.7

 

Other taxes

 

256.6

     

247.5

 

Accrued interest

 

340.2

     

337.8

 

Accrued payroll and other liabilities

 

1,223.4

     

1,035.7

 

Current maturities of long-term debt

 

2,688.8

     

59.1

 

Total current liabilities

 

6,280.2

     

3,621.0

 

Long-term debt

 

35,143.4

     

34,118.1

 

Long-term lease liability

 

12,736.0

     

12,757.8

 

Long-term income taxes

 

1,957.3

     

2,265.9

 

Deferred revenues - initial franchise fees

 

679.8

     

660.6

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

951.5

     

979.6

 

Deferred income taxes

 

1,423.2

     

1,318.1

 

Shareholders' equity (deficit)

         

Preferred stock, no par value; authorized – 165.0 million shares;
issued – none

 

     

 

Common stock, $.01 par value; authorized – 3.5 billion shares; issued –
1,660.6 million shares

 

16.6

     

16.6

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

7,854.7

     

7,653.9

 

Retained earnings

 

53,492.5

     

52,930.5

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

 

(2,758.8)

     

(2,482.7)

 

Common stock in treasury, at cost; 915.5 and 914.3 million shares

 

(67,077.1)

     

(66,328.6)

 

Total shareholders' equity (deficit)

 

(8,472.1)

     

(8,210.3)

 

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity (deficit)

 

$

50,699.3

     

$

47,510.8

 

 

McDONALD'S CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)

 
   

Quarters Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 
   

September 30,

 

September 30,

 

In millions

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

 

Operating activities

                 

Net income

 

$

1,762.6

   

$

1,607.9

   

$

3,353.3

   

$

4,453.2

   

Adjustments to reconcile to cash provided by operations

                 

Charges and credits:

                 

Depreciation and amortization

 

440.1

   

413.4

   

1,287.1

   

1,204.3

   

Deferred income taxes

 

(38.0)

   

78.5

   

196.3

   

190.8

   

Share-based compensation

 

7.3

   

29.6

   

64.0

   

90.1

   

Other

 

(56.8)

   

(64.2)

   

(25.5)

   

2.2

   

Changes in working capital items

 

824.3

   

221.5

   

(602.8)

   

292.2

   

Cash provided by operations

 

2,939.5

   

2,286.7

   

4,272.4

   

6,232.8

   

Investing activities

                 

Capital expenditures

 

(390.2)

   

(548.7)

   

(1,177.7)

   

(1,661.8)

   

Purchases of restaurant businesses

 

(6.7)

   

(41.0)

   

(50.0)

   

(434.8)

   

Sales of restaurant businesses

 

8.0

   

49.4

   

35.5

   

249.9

   

Sales of property

 

0.2

   

21.1

   

17.8

   

112.3

   

Other

 

120.8

   

(73.6)

   

(8.5)

   

(529.7)

   

Cash used for investing activities

 

(267.9)

   

(592.8)

   

(1,182.9)

   

(2,264.1)

   

Financing activities

                 

Net short-term borrowings

 

(993.4)

   

(600.7)

   

(885.7)

   

(105.6)

   

Long-term financing issuances

 

2.8

   

1,975.0

   

5,543.0

   

4,494.8

   

Long-term financing repayments

 

(451.5)

   

(667.9)

   

(1,414.1)

   

(2,064.1)

   

Treasury stock purchases

 

(0.7)

   

(1,467.8)

   

(905.6)

   

(3,531.3)

   

Common stock dividends

 

(930.9)

   

(876.9)

   

(2,791.3)

   

(2,646.7)

   

Proceeds from stock option exercises

 

105.3

   

73.4

   

262.3

   

323.4

   

Other

 

(0.1)

   

(12.7)

   

(122.0)

   

(23.5)

   

Cash used for financing activities

 

(2,268.5)

   

(1,577.6)

   

(313.4)

   

(3,553.0)

   

Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash
equivalents

 

25.0

   

(73.5)

   

9.2

   

(104.4)

   

Cash and equivalents increase

 

428.1

   

42.8

   

2,785.3

   

311.3

   

Cash and equivalents at beginning of period

 

3,255.7

   

1,134.5

   

898.5

   

866.0

   

Cash and equivalents at end of period

 

$

3,683.8

   

$

1,177.3

   

$

3,683.8

   

$

1,177.3

   

 

CONTACT: Investors: Mike Cieplak, investor.relations@us.mcd.com; or  Media: Lauren Altmin, lauren.altmin@us.mcd.com

 

 

 

  • Comparable sales continued to improve globally, driven by positive comparable sales of 4.6% in the U.S.
  • Diluted earnings per share of $2.35 increased 11%; excluding strategic gains, diluted earnings per share of $2.22 increased 5%
  • McDonald's will host a virtual Investor Update today, beginning at 8:30 a.m. (Central Time) to share the evolution of its growth strategy and provide an update on strategic priorities

 

CHICAGO, Nov. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonald's Corporation today announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020.

"The resilience of the McDonald's system was on display during the third quarter as the competitive strength of our business and the 3 D's – Digital, Delivery and Drive Thru – led to significant global comparable sales recovery," said McDonald's Chief Financial Officer Kevin Ozan. "Our franchisees and restaurant teams around the world remain focused on running great restaurants and continuing to provide a safe environment for customers to enjoy our great tasting food."

Third quarter financial performance:

  • Global comparable sales declined 2.2%. Monthly comparable sales results improved sequentially for all segments throughout the third quarter.
  • Consolidated revenues decreased 2% (2% in constant currencies).
  • Systemwide sales were flat with the prior year (decreased 1% in constant currencies).
  • Consolidated operating income increased 5% (3% in constant currencies) and included $139 million of strategic gains on the sale of McDonald's Japan stock. Excluding these gains, operating income decreased 1% (2% in constant currencies).
  • Diluted earnings per share of $2.35 increased 11% (10% in constant currencies). Excluding $0.13 per share of strategic gains related to the sale of McDonald's Japan stock, diluted earnings per share was $2.22 for the quarter, an increase of 5% (4% in constant currencies).
  • The Company declared a 3% increase in its quarterly cash dividend to $1.29 per share, payable on December 15, 2020.

 

THIRD QUARTER COMPARABLE SALES

         
   

Increase/(Decrease)

   

Quarters Ended September 30,

   

2020

 

2019

U.S.

 

4.6%

 

4.8%

International Operated Markets

 

(4.4)

 

5.6

International Developmental Licensed
Markets & Corporate

 

(10.1)

 

8.1

Total

 

(2.2)%

 

5.9%

 

  • Comparable Sales: Monthly comparable sales results improved sequentially for all segments throughout the third quarter of 2020.
    • U.S.: Comparable sales were positive throughout the quarter, benefiting from strong average check growth from larger group orders as well as strong performance at the dinner daypart. The Company's strategic marketing investments and resulting promotional activity drove low double-digit comparable sales for the month of September, including positive comparable sales across all dayparts. Comparable guest counts remained negative for the quarter.
    • International Operated Markets: Comparable sales results improved throughout the quarter, with consumer sentiment and government regulations impacting the pace of recovery from COVID-19. Limited operations also remained in place for some markets. Comparable sales varied across markets with negative comparable sales in France, Spain, Germany and the U.K., partly offset by positive comparable sales in Australia.
    • International Developmental Licensed Markets: Comparable sales results were impacted by negative comparable sales in Latin America and China, partly offset by strong positive comparable sales in Japan.

 

KEY FINANCIAL METRICS - CONSOLIDATED

Dollars in millions, except per share data

                                                               
 

Quarters Ended September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

2020

   

2019

   

Inc/ (Dec)

     

Inc/ (Dec)

Excluding

Currency

Translation

     

2020

   

2019

   

Inc/ (Dec)

     

Inc/ (Dec)

Excluding

Currency

Translation

   

Revenues

$

5,418.1

   

$

5,502.3

   

(2)

 

%

 

(2)

 

%

 

$

13,894.0

   

$

15,936.2

   

(13)

 

%

 

(12)

 

%

Operating
income

2,526.4

   

2,409.3

   

5

     

3

     

5,181.1

   

6,777.2

   

(24)

     

(23)

   

Net income

1,762.6

   

1,607.9

   

10

     

8

     

3,353.3

   

4,453.2

   

(25)

     

(25)

   

Earnings per
share-diluted

$

2.35

   

$

2.11

   

11

 

%

 

10

 

%

 

$

4.47

   

$

5.80

   

(23)

 

%

 

(23)

 

%

Results for the quarter reflected stronger operating performance in the U.S. due to higher sales-driven restaurant margins, partly offset by sales performance declines in the International Operated Markets and International Developmental Licensed Markets segments as a result of COVID-19. The nine months reflected sales performance declines in all segments as a result of COVID-19.

Results for the quarter and nine months 2020 included $139 million of pre-tax strategic gains, or $0.13 per share, related to the sale of McDonald's Japan stock, which reduced the Company's ownership by about 3%. Results for the nine months also included $0.01 per share of pre-tax strategic charges primarily due to the write-off of impaired software that was no longer being used of $26 million, partly offset by $13 million of income primarily comprised of a reversal of a reserve associated with the Company's sale of its business in the India Delhi market in January 2020.

Results for the nine months 2019 included $80 million of pre-tax strategic charges, or $0.07 per share, primarily related to impairment associated with the purchase of our joint venture partner's interest in the India Delhi market, partly offset by gains on the sales of property at the former Corporate headquarters.

Results also included the following:

  • Lower incentive-based compensation expense for the quarter and nine months.
  • A net reduction of reserves for bad debts of $27 million for the quarter and an increase of reserves for bad debts of $66 million for the nine months, all related to rent and royalty deferrals.
  • The nine months included over $200 million of committed incremental franchisee support for marketing to accelerate recovery and drive growth across the U.S. and International Operated Markets.
    • About $100 million was recorded in the U.S. and the remaining support was recorded in the International Operated Markets segment.

Foreign currency translation had a positive impact of $0.03 on diluted earnings per share for the quarter and no impact on diluted earnings per share for the nine months.

Outlined below is additional information for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2020:

EARNINGS PER SHARE-DILUTED RECONCILIATION

                                                           
 

Quarters Ended September 30,

   

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 
 

2020

   

2019

   

Inc/ (Dec)

   

Inc/ (Dec)

Excluding

Currency

Translation

   

2020

   

2019

   

Inc/ (Dec)

     

Inc/ (Dec)

Excluding

Currency

Translation

   

GAAP earnings per share-
diluted

$

2.35

   

$

2.11

   

11

%

 

10

%

 

$

4.47

   

$

5.80

   

(23)

 

%

 

(23)

 

%

Strategic (gains) charges

(0.13)

   

               

(0.12)

   

0.07

             

Non-GAAP earnings per
share-diluted

$

2.22

   

$

2.11

   

5

%

 

4

%

 

$

4.35

   

$

5.87

   

(26)

 

%

 

(26)

 

%

Excluding the current year and prior year strategic gains and charges described above, for the quarter net income increased 3% (2% in constant currencies) and diluted earnings per share increased 5% (4% in constant currencies), and for the nine months net income decreased 28% (28% in constant currencies) and diluted earnings per share decreased 26% (26% in constant currencies).

RESTAURANT UPDATE

The Company has continued to follow the guidance of expert health authorities to ensure the appropriate precautionary steps are taken to protect the health and safety of our people and our customers.

The Company began the third quarter with nearly all restaurants globally open for business, and which currently remain open as of the date of filing. However, as a result of COVID-19 resurgences, since September, there have been numerous instances of government restrictions on operating hours, limited dine-in capacity in most countries and, in some cases, mandated dining room closures. These restrictions are impacting most of the Company's key markets outside of the U.S., including France, Germany, Canada and the U.K. The Company expects some restrictions in various markets so long as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS APPLY TO THESE TERMS AS USED THROUGHOUT THIS RELEASE

Constant currency results exclude the effects of foreign currency translation and are calculated by translating current year results at prior year average exchange rates. Management reviews and analyzes business results excluding the effect of foreign currency translation, impairment and other strategic charges and gains, as well as income tax provision adjustments related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, and bases incentive compensation plans on these results, because the Company believes this better represents underlying business trends.

Comparable sales are compared to the same period in the prior year and represent sales at all restaurants, whether operated by the Company or by franchisees, in operation at least thirteen months including those temporarily closed. Some of the reasons restaurants may be temporarily closed include reimaging or remodeling, rebuilding, road construction and natural disasters (which includes restaurants temporarily closed due to COVID-19 in 2020). Comparable sales exclude the impact of currency translation, and, since 2017, also exclude sales from Venezuela due to its hyper-inflation. Management generally identifies hyper-inflationary markets as those markets whose cumulative inflation rate over a three-year period exceeds 100%. Management believes that these exclusions more accurately reflect the underlying business trends. Comparable sales are driven by changes in guest counts and average check, which is affected by changes in pricing and product mix. The goal is to achieve a relatively balanced contribution from both guest counts and average check.

Comparable guest counts represent the number of transactions at all restaurants, whether operated by the Company or by franchisees, in operation at least thirteen months including those temporarily closed.

Systemwide sales include sales at all restaurants, whether operated by the Company or by franchisees. While franchised sales are not recorded as revenues by the Company, management believes the information is important in understanding the Company's financial performance, because these sales are the basis on which the Company calculates and records franchised revenues and are indicative of the financial health of the franchisee base. The Company's revenues consist solely of sales by Company-operated restaurants and fees from franchised restaurants operated by conventional franchisees, developmental licensees and affiliates.

RELATED COMMUNICATIONS

This press release should be read in conjunction with Exhibit 99.2 in the Company's Form 8-K filing for supplemental information related to the Company's results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2020.

McDonald's Corporation will broadcast its investor earnings conference call live over the Internet at 7:30 a.m. (Central Time) on November 9, 2020. A link to the live webcast will be available at www.investor.mcdonalds.com. There will also be an archived webcast available for a limited time thereafter.

McDonald's will broadcast its virtual Investor Update live over the Internet at 8:30 a.m. (Central Time) on November 9, 2020. For additional information and registration details, please visit: http://investorupdate.mcd.com or the Investor Events section of the Company's Internet home page at www.investor.mcdonalds.com. There will also be an archived webcast available for a limited time thereafter.

UPCOMING COMMUNICATIONS

For important news and information regarding McDonald's, including the timing of future investor conferences and earnings calls, visit the Investor Relations section of the Company's Internet home page at www.investor.mcdonalds.com. McDonald's uses this website as a primary channel for disclosing key information to its investors, some of which may contain material and previously non-public information.

ABOUT McDONALD'S

McDonald's is the world's leading global foodservice retailer with about 39,000 locations in over 100 countries. Approximately 93% of McDonald's restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local business owners.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release contains certain forward-looking statements, which reflect management's expectations regarding future events and operating performance and speak only as of the date hereof. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations are detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the risk factors discussed in Exhibit 99.2 in the Company's Form 8-K filing on November 9, 2020. The Company undertakes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements, except as may otherwise be required by law.

 

McDONALD'S CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME (UNAUDITED)

                             

Dollars and shares in millions, except per share data

         

Quarters Ended September 30,

2020

   

2019

   

Inc/ (Dec)

Revenues

             

Sales by Company-operated restaurants

$

2,286.4

   

$

2,416.6

   

$

(130.2)

   

(5)

%

Revenues from franchised restaurants

3,044.8

   

3,014.0

   

30.8

   

1

 

Other revenues

86.9

   

71.7

   

15.2

   

21

 
               

TOTAL REVENUES

5,418.1

   

5,502.3

   

(84.2)

   

(2)

 
               

Operating costs and expenses

             

Company-operated restaurant expenses

1,876.3

   

1,967.7

   

(91.4)

   

(5)

 

Franchised restaurants-occupancy expenses

567.9

   

559.5

   

8.4

   

2

 

Other restaurant expenses

69.2

   

57.5

   

11.7

   

20

 

Selling, general & administrative expenses

             

Depreciation and amortization

75.8

   

69.0

   

6.8

   

10

 

Other

454.7

   

474.6

   

(19.9)

   

(4)

 

Other operating (income) expense, net

(152.2)

   

(35.3)

   

(116.9)

   

n/m

 

Total operating costs and expenses

2,891.7

   

3,093.0

   

(201.3)

   

(7)

 
               

OPERATING INCOME

2,526.4

   

2,409.3

   

117.1

   

5

 
               

Interest expense

310.1

   

280.6

   

29.5

   

10

 

Nonoperating (income) expense, net

(0.8)

   

(23.5)

   

22.7

   

97

 
               

Income before provision for income taxes

2,217.1

   

2,152.2

   

64.9

   

3

 

Provision for income taxes

454.5

   

544.3

   

(89.8)

   

(16)

 
               

NET INCOME

$

1,762.6

   

$

1,607.9

   

$

154.7

   

10

%

               

EARNINGS PER SHARE-DILUTED

$

2.35

   

$

2.11

   

$

0.24

   

11

%

               

Weighted average shares outstanding-diluted

750.0

   

763.9

   

(13.9)

   

(2)

%

 

n/m Not meaningful

 

McDONALD'S CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME (UNAUDITED)

                             

Dollars and shares in millions, except per share data

         

Nine Months Ended September 30,

2020

   

2019

   

Inc/ (Dec)

Revenues

             

Sales by Company-operated restaurants

$

5,905.9

   

$

7,057.5

   

$

(1,151.6)

   

(16)

%

Revenues from franchised restaurants

7,740.8

   

8,670.0

   

(929.2)

   

(11)

 

Other revenues

247.3

   

208.7

   

38.6

   

18

 
               

TOTAL REVENUES

13,894.0

   

15,936.2

   

(2,042.2)

   

(13)

 
               

Operating costs and expenses

             

Company-operated restaurant expenses

5,077.5

   

5,821.0

   

(743.5)

   

(13)

 

Franchised restaurants-occupancy expenses

1,646.6

   

1,637.3

   

9.3

   

1

 

Other restaurant expenses

198.0

   

166.2

   

31.8

   

19

 

Selling, general & administrative expenses

               

Depreciation and amortization

220.3

   

193.6

   

26.7

   

14

 

Other

1,547.0

   

1,382.2

   

164.8

   

12

 

Other operating (income) expense, net

23.5

   

(41.3)

   

64.8

   

n/m

 

Total operating costs and expenses

8,712.9

   

9,159.0

   

(446.1)

   

(5)

 
               

OPERATING INCOME

5,181.1

   

6,777.2

   

(1,596.1)

   

(24)

 
               

Interest expense

909.2

   

838.9

   

70.3

   

8

 

Nonoperating (income) expense, net

(38.8)

   

(53.0)

   

14.2

   

27

 
               

Income before provision for income taxes

4,310.7

   

5,991.3

   

(1,680.6)

   

(28)

 

Provision for income taxes

957.4

   

1,538.1

   

(580.7)

   

(38)

 
               

NET INCOME

$

3,353.3

   

$

4,453.2

   

$

(1,099.9)

   

(25)

%

               

EARNINGS PER SHARE-DILUTED

$

4.47

   

$

5.80

   

$

(1.33)

   

(23)

%

               

Weighted average shares outstanding-diluted

749.8

   

768.1

   

(18.3)

   

(2)

%

 

n/m Not meaningful

 

McDONALD'S CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET (UNAUDITED)

 

In millions, except per share data

 

September 30, 2020

   

December 31, 2019

Assets

         

Current assets

         

Cash and equivalents

 

$

3,683.8

     

$

898.5

 

Accounts and notes receivable

 

2,391.8

     

2,224.2

 

Inventories, at cost, not in excess of market

 

44.2

     

50.2

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

616.3

     

385.0

 

Total current assets

 

6,736.1

     

3,557.9

 

Other assets

         

Investments in and advances to affiliates

 

1,283.3

     

1,270.3

 

Goodwill

 

2,715.8

     

2,677.4

 

Miscellaneous

 

2,469.6

     

2,584.0

 

Total other assets

 

6,468.7

     

6,531.7

 

Lease right-of-use asset, net

 

13,276.2

     

13,261.2

 

Property and equipment

         

Property and equipment, at cost

 

40,088.6

     

39,050.9

 

Accumulated depreciation and amortization

 

(15,870.3)

     

(14,890.9)

 

Net property and equipment

 

24,218.3

     

24,160.0

 

Total assets

 

$

50,699.3

     

$

47,510.8

 

Liabilities and shareholders' equity

         

Current liabilities

         

Accounts payable

 

689.0

     

988.2

 

Lease liability

 

718.2

     

621.0

 

Income taxes

 

364.0

     

331.7

 

Other taxes

 

256.6

     

247.5

 

Accrued interest

 

340.2

     

337.8

 

Accrued payroll and other liabilities

 

1,223.4

     

1,035.7

 

Current maturities of long-term debt

 

2,688.8

     

59.1

 

Total current liabilities

 

6,280.2

     

3,621.0

 

Long-term debt

 

35,143.4

     

34,118.1

 

Long-term lease liability

 

12,736.0

     

12,757.8

 

Long-term income taxes

 

1,957.3

     

2,265.9

 

Deferred revenues - initial franchise fees

 

679.8

     

660.6

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

951.5

     

979.6

 

Deferred income taxes

 

1,423.2

     

1,318.1

 

Shareholders' equity (deficit)

         

Preferred stock, no par value; authorized – 165.0 million shares;
issued – none

 

     

 

Common stock, $.01 par value; authorized – 3.5 billion shares; issued –
1,660.6 million shares

 

16.6

     

16.6

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

7,854.7

     

7,653.9

 

Retained earnings

 

53,492.5

     

52,930.5

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

 

(2,758.8)

     

(2,482.7)

 

Common stock in treasury, at cost; 915.5 and 914.3 million shares

 

(67,077.1)

     

(66,328.6)

 

Total shareholders' equity (deficit)

 

(8,472.1)

     

(8,210.3)

 

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity (deficit)

 

$

50,699.3

     

$

47,510.8

 

 

McDONALD'S CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)

 
   

Quarters Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 
   

September 30,

 

September 30,

 

In millions

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

 

Operating activities

                 

Net income

 

$

1,762.6

   

$

1,607.9

   

$

3,353.3

   

$

4,453.2

   

Adjustments to reconcile to cash provided by operations

                 

Charges and credits:

                 

Depreciation and amortization

 

440.1

   

413.4

   

1,287.1

   

1,204.3

   

Deferred income taxes

 

(38.0)

   

78.5

   

196.3

   

190.8

   

Share-based compensation

 

7.3

   

29.6

   

64.0

   

90.1

   

Other

 

(56.8)

   

(64.2)

   

(25.5)

   

2.2

   

Changes in working capital items

 

824.3

   

221.5

   

(602.8)

   

292.2

   

Cash provided by operations

 

2,939.5

   

2,286.7

   

4,272.4

   

6,232.8

   

Investing activities

                 

Capital expenditures

 

(390.2)

   

(548.7)

   

(1,177.7)

   

(1,661.8)

   

Purchases of restaurant businesses

 

(6.7)

   

(41.0)

   

(50.0)

   

(434.8)

   

Sales of restaurant businesses

 

8.0

   

49.4

   

35.5

   

249.9

   

Sales of property

 

0.2

   

21.1

   

17.8

   

112.3

   

Other

 

120.8

   

(73.6)

   

(8.5)

   

(529.7)

   

Cash used for investing activities

 

(267.9)

   

(592.8)

   

(1,182.9)

   

(2,264.1)

   

Financing activities

                 

Net short-term borrowings

 

(993.4)

   

(600.7)

   

(885.7)

   

(105.6)

   

Long-term financing issuances

 

2.8

   

1,975.0

   

5,543.0

   

4,494.8

   

Long-term financing repayments

 

(451.5)

   

(667.9)

   

(1,414.1)

   

(2,064.1)

   

Treasury stock purchases

 

(0.7)

   

(1,467.8)

   

(905.6)

   

(3,531.3)

   

Common stock dividends

 

(930.9)

   

(876.9)

   

(2,791.3)

   

(2,646.7)

   

Proceeds from stock option exercises

 

105.3

   

73.4

   

262.3

   

323.4

   

Other

 

(0.1)

   

(12.7)

   

(122.0)

   

(23.5)

   

Cash used for financing activities

 

(2,268.5)

   

(1,577.6)

   

(313.4)

   

(3,553.0)

   

Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash
equivalents

 

25.0

   

(73.5)

   

9.2

   

(104.4)

   

Cash and equivalents increase

 

428.1

   

42.8

   

2,785.3

   

311.3

   

Cash and equivalents at beginning of period

 

3,255.7

   

1,134.5

   

898.5

   

866.0

   

Cash and equivalents at end of period

 

$

3,683.8

   

$

1,177.3

   

$

3,683.8

   

$

1,177.3

   

 

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