Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Limited (ASX: DMP) is the largest pizza chain in Australia and has operations across nine countries with more than 2,450 stores. The Company owns the master rights for the Domino’s brand network and operates through franchisees as well as company-owned retail food vendors.
What are the FY19 results for DMP?
This morning (21st August 2019) DMP released their FY19 results that are detailed below:
- Global sales of $2.9b up 11.9%
- EBITDA of $282.4m up 8.9%
- Underlying NPAT of $141.2m up 8.1%
- Total dividends for FY19 of 115.5 cents per share up 7.1%
- International EBITDA of $154.5m overtaking Australian/New Zealand earnings of $127.9m
- EBIT guidance for FY19 given at $227-247m in comparison to actual FY19 EBIT of $220.8m
What are the drivers of this result?
Dominos has increased its market share in the retail food sector particularly through its online sales platform that now accounts for 67.1% of all sales. DMP has also successfully expanded its international operations with its Japanese stores contributing 54.7% of total earnings outperforming Australian/New Zealand operations. During FY19 Domino’s opened an additional 179 stores, one every two days as it completed its conversion of the German Hallo Pizza chain.
The Company’s failure to meet earnings guidance has been attributed to a reduction in margins as Domino’s invests in supporting its franchisees and increasing corporate operated stores taken over from poorly performing franchisees. Domino’s remains committed to its franchise business model acknowledging the benefit franchisees bring to the Company in local knowledge and cost reduction.
What is the outlook for DMP?
Domino’s has announced from FY 2020 the Company will not produce 12-month guidance and instead provide 3-5 year strategic direction. Accordingly, the Company expects to generate Same Store Sales growth of 3-6% annually as well as 7-9% Store Count growth over the next 3-5 years, this will continue to generate substantial returns for Domino’s if their guidance can be met.
How has the market reacted?
The share price has fallen 3.85% in response to a price of $42.70 as earnings failed to meet guidance investors had been expecting.
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