THE COLONY, Texas, Nov. 9, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pizza Inn, Inc. (Nasdaq:PZZI) today reported net income of $0.1 million, or $0.02 per share, for the fiscal quarter ended September 26, 2010, versus net income of $0.4 million, or $0.05 per share, for the same quarter of the prior fiscal year. Total revenue for the first fiscal quarter of 2011 increased 6.3%, to $10.6 million from $10.0 million in the same period of fiscal 2010.
Highlights for the first quarter of fiscal year 2011 included:
- Comparable domestic buffet restaurant sales decreased 4.2% for the first quarter of fiscal 2011 compared to the same quarter of the prior fiscal year.
- Chain-wide comparable domestic restaurant sales decreased 4.8% for the first quarter of fiscal 2011 compared to the same quarter of the prior fiscal year.
- The Company opened a new Company-owned restaurant during the quarter and acquired a fourth restaurant during the period. By year end, the Company expects to operate five restaurants with the opening of another location in Lewisville, Texas.
- The Company recorded $0.3 million in costs associated with store closure attributable to a change in the estimated useful life of equipment and leasehold improvements resulting from the Company's decision to close its Plano, Texas store. In the absence of this item, pre-tax income from continuing operations would have been $0.5 million compared to $0.6 million for the same period last year.
Charlie Morrison, President and CEO, commented, "The competitive landscape continues to be challenging, but the year-to-year comparisons of our same store sales have improved for the last two quarters. We continue to open new, productive franchise locations as well as more company stores and have a pipeline of franchise and company-operated stores slated to open this fiscal year and next. In addition, during the quarter we signed a new 20 year development agreement with one of our three long-term area developers which demonstrates the confidence our franchisees have in the brand."
Certain statements in this press release, other than historical information, may be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations that involve numerous risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Assumptions relating to these forward-looking statements involve judgments with respect to, among other things, future economic, competitive and market conditions, regulatory framework and future business decisions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond Pizza Inn's control. Although the assumptions underlying these forward-looking statements are believed to be reasonable, any of the assumptions could be inaccurate and, therefore, there can be no assurance that any forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in these forward-looking statements, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation that Pizza Inn's objectives and plans will be achieved.
Pizza Inn, Inc. ( www.pizzainn.com ) is an owner, franchisor and supplier of a system of restaurants operating domestically and internationally under the trademark "Pizza Inn." The Company and its distribution division, Norco Restaurant Services Company, are headquartered in The Colony, Texas. The Company's common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol "PZZI."
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CONTACT: Pizza Inn, Inc. Nancy Ellefson, VP of Finance 469-384-5000