Planet Fitness, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2018 Results

05/08/2018

Total Revenue Increased 33.2% to $121.3 Million
System-Wide Same Stores Sales Increased 11.1%
47 New Planet Fitness Stores Opened

HAMPTON, N.H., May 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE:PLNT) reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2018.

First Quarter Fiscal 2018 Highlights

  • Total revenue increased from the prior year period by 33.2% to $121.3 million.
  • System-wide same stores sales increased 11.1%.
  • Net income attributable to Planet Fitness, Inc. was $19.9 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, compared to net income attributable to Planet Fitness, Inc. of $8.8 million, or $0.14 per diluted share in the prior year period.
  • Net income was $23.5 million, compared to net income of $17.9 million in the prior year period.
  • Adjusted net income(1)  increased 42.3% to $26.2 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, compared to $18.4 million, or $0.19 per diluted share in the prior year period.
  • Adjusted EBITDA(1)  increased 15.4% to $48.8 million from $42.3 million in the prior year period.
  • 47 new Planet Fitness franchise stores were opened during the period, bringing system-wide total stores to 1,565 as of March 31, 2018.

(1) Adjusted net income and adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP measures. For reconciliations of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted net income to U.S. GAAP ("GAAP") net income see "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" accompanying this press release.

"We delivered another strong financial performance as first quarter system-wide same store sales increased 11% for the second consecutive year and all three operating segments posted double-digit revenue gains on a percentage basis," commented Chris Rondeau.  "Our success is being fueled by the expansion of our high value, low cost non-intimidating fitness concept in existing and new markets combined with growing brand awareness from increased investments in national and local advertising. At the same time, we continue to explore ways to strengthen our offering, including utilizing technology to provide more immersive workout experiences and personalized workout recommendations. By targeting casual and first-time gym users, we believe Planet Fitness has a long runway for growth based on the fact that the vast majority of the U.S. population does not own a gym membership."

Operating Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2018

For the first quarter 2018, total revenue increased $30.2 million or 33.2% to $121.3 million from $91.1 million in the prior year period. $10.5 million, or 11.5% of the increase, is national advertising fund revenue and is included in our franchise segment. We began reporting national advertising fund contributions as revenue in 2018 in connection with the adoption of the new U.S. GAAP revenue recognition standard. By segment:

  • Franchise segment revenue increased $17.8 million or 48.4% to $54.6 million from $36.8 million in the prior year period, which includes commission income and the above-mentioned $10.5 million of national advertising fund revenue;
  • Corporate-owned stores segment revenue increased $5.7 million or 21.0% to $32.7 million from $27.0 million in the prior year period, $2.4 million of which is from six franchisee-owned stores acquired on January 1, 2018; and
  • Equipment segment revenue increased $6.7 million or 24.8% to $34.0 million from $27.3 million in the prior year period.

System-wide same store sales increased 11.1%. By segment, franchisee-owned same store sales increased 11.4% and corporate-owned same store sales increased 5.0%.

For the first quarter of 2018, net income was $23.5 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, compared to net income of $17.9 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, in the prior year period. Adjusted net income increased 42.3% to $26.2 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, from $18.4 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, in the prior year period. Adjusted net income has been adjusted to reflect a normalized federal income tax rate of 26.3% for the current year period and 39.5% for the comparable prior year period and excludes certain non-cash and other items that we do not consider in the evaluation of ongoing operational performance (see "Non-GAAP Financial Measures").

Adjusted EBITDA, which is defined as net income before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, adjusted for the impact of certain non-cash and other items that we do not consider in the evaluation of ongoing operational performance (see "Non-GAAP Financial Measures"), increased 15.4% to $48.8 million from $42.3 million in the prior year period.

Segment EBITDA represents our Total Segment EBITDA broken down by the Company's reportable segments. Total Segment EBITDA is equal to EBITDA, which is defined as net income before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (see "Non-GAAP Financial Measures").

  • Franchise segment EBITDA increased $4.6 million or 14.5% to $36.7 million driven by royalties from new franchised stores opened since March 31, 2017, a higher average royalty rate and higher same store sales of 11.4%;
  • Corporate-owned stores segment EBITDA increased $1.5 million or 13.8% to $12.2 million driven primarily by an increase in same store sales, higher annual fees and the addition of six franchise owned stores acquired January 1, 2018; and
  • Equipment segment EBITDA increased by $1.4 million or 22.6% to $7.5 million driven by an increase in equipment sales to new stores and an increase in replacement equipment sales to existing franchisee-owned stores.

2018 Outlook

For the year ending December 31, 2018, the Company expects:

  • Total revenue increase of approximately 20% as compared to the year ended December 31, 2017;
  • System-wide same store sales growth in the high single digit range; and
  • Adjusted net income and adjusted net income per diluted share to increase approximately 40% as compared to the year ended December 31, 2017.

Presentation of Financial Measures

Planet Fitness, Inc. (the "Company") was formed in March 2015 for the purpose of facilitating the initial public offering (the "IPO") and related recapitalization transactions that occurred in August 2015, and in order to carry on the business of Pla-Fit Holdings, LLC ("Pla-Fit Holdings") and its subsidiaries. As the sole managing member of Pla-Fit Holdings, the Company operates and controls all of the business and affairs of Pla-Fit Holdings, and through Pla-Fit Holdings, conducts its business. As a result, the Company consolidates Pla-Fit Holdings' financial results and reports a non-controlling interest related to the portion of Pla-Fit Holdings not owned by the Company.

The financial information presented in this press release includes non-GAAP financial measures such as EBITDA, Segment EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income and Adjusted net income per share, diluted to provide measures that we believe are useful to investors in evaluating the Company's performance. These non-GAAP financial measures are supplemental measures of the Company's performance that are neither required by, nor presented in accordance with GAAP. These financial measures should not be considered in isolation or as substitutes for GAAP financial measures such as net income or any other performance measures derived in accordance with, GAAP. In addition, in the future, the Company may incur expenses or charges such as those added back to calculate Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income and Adjusted net income per share, diluted. The Company's presentation of Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income and Adjusted net income per share, diluted should not be construed as an inference that the Company's future results will be unaffected by similar amounts or other unusual or nonrecurring items. See the tables at the end of this press release for a reconciliation of EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Total Segment EBITDA, Adjusted net income, and Adjusted net income per share, diluted, to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

The non-GAAP financial measures used in our full-year outlook will differ from net income and net income per share, diluted, determined in accordance with GAAP in ways similar to those described in the reconciliations at the end of this press release. We do not provide guidance for net income or net income per share, diluted, determined in accordance with GAAP or a reconciliation of guidance for Adjusted net income and Adjusted net income per share, diluted, to the most directly comparable GAAP measure because we are not able to predict with reasonable certainty the amount or nature of all items that will be included in our net income and net income per share, diluted, for the year ending December 31, 2018. These items are uncertain, depend on many factors and could have a material impact on our net income and net income per share, diluted, for the year ending December 31, 2018.

Investor Conference Call

The Company will hold a conference call at 4:30 pm (ET) on May 8, 2018 to discuss the news announced in this press release. A live webcast of the conference call will be accessible at www.planetfitness.com via the "Investor Relations" link. The webcast will be archived on the website for one year.

About Planet Fitness

Founded in 1992 in Dover, NH, Planet Fitness is one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States by number of members and locations. As of March 31, 2018, Planet Fitness had approximately 11.8 million members and 1,565 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Dominican Republic and Panama. The Company's mission is to enhance people's lives by providing a high-quality fitness experience in a welcoming, non-intimidating environment, which we call the Judgement Free Zone®. More than 95% of Planet Fitness stores are owned and operated by independent business men and women.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws, which involve risks and uncertainties.  Forward-looking statements include the Company's statements with respect to expected future performance presented under the heading "2018 Outlook," those attributed to the Company's Chief Executive Officer in this press release and other statements, estimates and projections that do not relate solely to historical facts. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as "expect," "goal," plan," "will," "strategy" and similar references to future periods, although not all forward-looking statements include these identifying words.  Forward-looking statements are not assurances of future performance. Instead, they are based only on the Company's current beliefs, expectations and assumptions regarding the future of the business, future plans and strategies, projections, anticipated events and trends, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of the Company's control. Actual results and financial condition may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially include risks and uncertainties associated with competition in the fitness industry, the Company's and franchisees' ability to attract and retain new members, changes in consumer demand, changes in equipment costs, the Company's ability to expand into new markets domestically and internationally, operating costs for the Company and franchisees generally, availability and cost of capital for franchisees, acquisition activity, developments and changes in laws and regulations, our substantial indebtedness, our corporate structure and tax receivable agreements, general economic conditions and the other factors described in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, and the Company's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In light of the significant risks and uncertainties inherent in forward-looking statements, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect the Company's views only as of the date of this press release. Except as required by law, neither the Company nor any of its affiliates or representatives undertake any obligation to provide additional information or to correct or update any information set forth in this release, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

 

Planet Fitness, Inc. and subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
 
(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)




For the three months ended
March 31,



2018


2017

Revenue:





Franchise


$

42,162



$

30,281


Commission income


1,989



6,516


National advertising fund revenue


10,461




Corporate-owned stores


32,708



27,041


Equipment


34,013



27,264


Total revenue


121,333



91,102


Operating costs and expenses:





Cost of revenue


26,500



21,124


Store operations


18,356



15,184


Selling, general and administrative


17,623



13,820


National advertising fund expense


10,461




Depreciation and amortization


8,465



7,951


Other loss (gain)


1,010



(32)


Total operating costs and expenses


82,415



58,047


Income from operations


38,918



33,055


Other expense, net:





Interest expense, net


(8,734)



(8,763)


Other income


192



682


Total other expense, net


(8,542)



(8,081)


Income before income taxes


30,376



24,974


Provision for income taxes


6,883



7,108


Net income


23,493



17,866


Less net income attributable to non-controlling interests


3,613



9,024


Net income attributable to Planet Fitness, Inc.


$

19,880



$

8,842


Net income per share of Class A common stock:





Basic


$

0.23



$

0.14


Diluted


$

0.23



$

0.14


Weighted-average shares of Class A common stock outstanding:





Basic


87,434



64,121


Diluted


87,698



64,150


 

 

Planet Fitness, Inc. and subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)

(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)




March 31,


December 31,



2018


2017

Assets





Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents


$

127,146



$

113,080


Accounts receivable, net of allowance for bad debts of $18 and
$32 at March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively


18,620



37,272


Due from related parties


3,060



3,020


Inventory


4,056



2,692


Restricted assets – national advertising fund


78



499


Deferred expenses - national advertising fund


4,596




Prepaid expenses


4,051



3,929


Other receivables


14,550



9,562


Other current assets


5,355



6,947


     Total current assets


181,512



177,001


Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of
$40,493, as of March 31, 2018 and $36,228 as of December 31,
2017


84,545



83,327


Intangible assets, net


241,105



235,657


Goodwill


191,038



176,981


Deferred income taxes


409,216



407,782


Other assets, net


8,437



11,717


     Total assets


$

1,115,853



$

1,092,465


Liabilities and stockholders' equity (deficit)





Current liabilities:





Current maturities of long-term debt


$

7,185



$

7,185


Accounts payable


15,664



28,648


Accrued expenses


14,787



18,590


Equipment deposits


14,283



6,498


Restricted liabilities – national advertising fund


78



490


Deferred revenue, current


20,842



19,083


Payable pursuant to tax benefit arrangements, current


31,062



31,062


Other current liabilities


493



474


     Total current liabilities


104,394



112,030


Long-term debt, net of current maturities


695,264



696,576


Deferred rent, net of current portion


6,907



6,127


Deferred revenue, net of current portion


22,942



8,440


Deferred tax liabilities


1,379



1,629


Payable pursuant to tax benefit arrangements, net of current portion


403,022



400,298


Other liabilities


4,379



4,302


     Total noncurrent liabilities


1,133,893



1,117,372


Stockholders' equity (deficit):





Class A common stock, $.0001 par value - 300,000 authorized,
87,505 and 87,188 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31,
2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively


9



9


Class B common stock, $.0001 par value - 100,000 authorized,
10,893 and 11,193 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31,
2018 December 31, 2017, respectively


1



1


Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(370)



(648)


Additional paid in capital


13,011



12,118


Accumulated deficit


(120,245)



(130,966)


     Total stockholders' deficit attributable to Planet Fitness Inc.


(107,594)



(119,486)


Non-controlling interests


(14,840)



(17,451)


     Total stockholders' deficit


(122,434)



(136,937)


     Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit


$

1,115,853



$

1,092,465


 

 

Planet Fitness, Inc. and subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)

(Amounts in thousands)




For the three months ended
March 31,



2018


2017

Cash flows from operating activities:





Net income


$

23,493



$

17,866


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:





Depreciation and amortization


8,465



7,951


Amortization of deferred financing costs


484



465


Amortization of favorable leases and asset retirement obligations


93



94


Amortization of interest rate caps


195



432


Deferred tax expense


4,909



5,298


Gain on re-measurement of tax benefit arrangement


(396)



(541)


Provision for bad debts


(14)



27


Loss on reacquired franchise rights


350




Loss on disposal of property and equipment


650




Equity-based compensation


998



380


Changes in operating assets and liabilities, excluding effects of acquisitions:





Accounts receivable


18,637



11,859


Due to and due from related parties


165



(99)


Inventory


(1,364)



471


Other assets and other current assets


(1,341)



(2,187)


National advertising fund


(4,586)




Accounts payable and accrued expenses


(16,758)



(21,244)


Other liabilities and other current liabilities


83



188


Income taxes


1,898



310


Equipment deposits


7,784



8,569


Deferred revenue


3,536



527


Deferred rent


853



106


Net cash provided by operating activities


48,134



30,472


Cash flows from investing activities:





Additions to property and equipment


(2,036)



(5,336)


Acquisition of franchises


(28,503)




Proceeds from sale of property and equipment


40




Net cash used in investing activities


(30,499)



(5,336)


Cash flows from financing activities:





Principal payments on capital lease obligations


(11)




Repayment of long-term debt


(1,796)



(1,796)


Premiums paid for interest rate caps




(366)


Proceeds from issuance of Class A common stock


242




Dividend equivalent payments


(20)



(20)


Distributions to Continuing LLC Members


(1,734)



(3,142)


Net cash used in financing activities


(3,319)



(5,324)


Effects of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents


(250)



31


Net increase in cash and cash equivalents


14,066



19,843


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period


113,080



40,393


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period


$

127,146



$

60,236


Supplemental cash flow information:





Net cash paid for income taxes


$

106



$

1,595


Cash paid for interest


$

8,146



$

7,857


Non-cash investing activities:





Non-cash additions to property and equipment


$

453



$

38


 

Planet Fitness, Inc. and subsidiaries  
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(Unaudited)
(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

To supplement its consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, the Company uses the following non-GAAP financial measures: EBITDA, Total Segment EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income and Adjusted net income per share, diluted (collectively, the "non-GAAP financial measures"). The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures, when used in conjunction with GAAP financial measures, are useful to investors in evaluating our operating performance. These non-GAAP financial measures presented in this release are supplemental measures of the Company's performance that are neither required by, nor presented in accordance with GAAP. These financial measures should not be considered in isolation or as substitutes for GAAP financial measures such as net income or any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP. In addition, in the future, the Company may incur expenses or charges such as those added back to calculate Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income and Adjusted net income per share, diluted. The Company's presentation of Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income, and Adjusted net income per share, diluted, should not be construed as an inference that the Company's future results will be unaffected by unusual or nonrecurring items.

EBITDA, Segment EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

We refer to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as we use these measures to evaluate our operating performance and we believe these measures provide useful information to investors in evaluating our performance. We have also disclosed Segment EBITDA as an important financial metric utilized by the Company to evaluate performance and allocate resources to segments in accordance with ASC 280, Segment Reporting. We define EBITDA as net income before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. Segment EBITDA sums to Total Segment EBITDA which is equal to the Non-GAAP financial metric EBITDA. We believe that EBITDA, which eliminates the impact of certain expenses that we do not believe reflect our underlying business performance, provides useful information to investors to assess the performance of our segments as well as the business as a whole. Our Board of Directors also uses EBITDA as a key metric to assess the performance of management. We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, adjusted for the impact of certain additional non-cash and other items that we do not consider in our evaluation of ongoing performance of the Company's core operations. These items include certain purchase accounting adjustments, stock offering-related costs, and certain other charges and gains. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA is an appropriate measure of operating performance in addition to EBITDA because it eliminates the impact of other items that we believe reduce the comparability of our underlying core business performance from period to period and is therefore useful to our investors in comparing the core performance of our business from period to period.

A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income, the most directly comparable GAAP measure, is set forth below.




Three months ended
March 31,



2018


2017

(in thousands)





Net income


$

23,493



$

17,866


Interest expense, net


8,734



8,763


Provision for income taxes


6,883



7,108


Depreciation and amortization


8,465



7,951


EBITDA


47,575



41,688


Purchase accounting adjustments-revenue(1)


443



336


Purchase accounting adjustments-rent(2)


182



196


Loss on reacquired franchise rights(3)


350




Stock offering-related costs(4)




608


Pre-opening costs(5)


21




Other(6)


201



(573)


Adjusted EBITDA


$

48,772



$

42,255




(1)

Represents the impact of revenue-related purchase accounting adjustments associated with the acquisition of Pla-Fit Holdings on November 8, 2012 by TSG (the "2012 Acquisition"). At the time of the 2012 Acquisition, the Company maintained a deferred revenue account, which consisted of deferred area development agreement fees, deferred franchise fees, and deferred enrollment fees that the Company billed and collected up front but recognizes for GAAP purposes at a later date. In connection with the 2012 Acquisition, it was determined that the carrying amount of deferred revenue was greater than the fair value assessed in accordance with ASC 805—Business Combinations, which resulted in a write-down of the carrying value of the deferred revenue balance upon application of acquisition push-down accounting under ASC 805. These amounts represent the additional revenue that would have been recognized in these periods if the write-down to deferred revenue had not occurred in connection with the application of acquisition pushdown accounting.

(2)

Represents the impact of rent-related purchase accounting adjustments. In accordance with guidance in ASC 805 – Business Combinations, in connection with the 2012 Acquisition, the Company's deferred rent liability was required to be written off as of the acquisition date and rent was recorded on a straight-line basis from the acquisition date through the end of the lease term. This resulted in higher overall recorded rent expense each period than would have otherwise been recorded had the deferred rent liability not been written off as a result of the acquisition push down accounting applied in accordance with ASC 805. Adjustments of $90 and $103, in the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, reflect the difference between the higher rent expense recorded in accordance with GAAP since the acquisition and the rent expense that would have been recorded had the 2012 Acquisition not occurred. Adjustments of $92 and $93 in the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, are due to the amortization of favorable and unfavorable lease intangible assets. All of the rent related purchase accounting adjustments are adjustments to rent expense which is included in store operations on our consolidated statements of operations.

(3)

Represents the impact of a one-time, non-cash loss recorded in accordance with ASC 805 - Business Combinations related to our acquisition of six franchisee-owned stores on January 1, 2018. The loss recorded under GAAP represents the difference between the fair value of the reacquired franchise rights and the contractual terms of the reacquired franchise rights and is included in other (gain) loss on our consolidated statements of operations.

(4)

Represents legal, accounting and other costs incurred in connection with offerings of the Company's Class A common stock.

(5)

Represents costs associated with new corporate-owned stores incurred prior to the store opening, including payroll-related costs, rent and occupancy expenses, marketing and other store operating supply expenses.

(6)

Represents certain other charges and gains that we do not believe reflect our underlying business performance. In the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, this amount includes a gain of $396 and $541, respectively, related to the adjustment of our tax benefit arrangements primarily due to changes in our effective tax rate. Additionally, in the three months ended March 31, 2018, this amount includes the write off of certain assets that were being tested for potential use across the system.

 

A reconciliation of Segment EBITDA to Total Segment EBITDA is set forth below.



Three months ended
March 31,



2018


2017

Segment EBITDA





Franchise


$

36,677



$

32,032


Corporate-owned stores


12,170



10,693


Equipment


7,469



6,094


Corporate and other


(8,741)



(7,131)


Total Segment EBITDA(1)


$

47,575



$

41,688




(1)

Total Segment EBITDA is equal to EBITDA.

 

Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income per Diluted Share

As a result of the recapitalization transactions that occurred prior to our IPO, the limited liability company agreement of Pla-Fit Holdings that was amended and restated (the "New LLC Agreement") designated Planet Fitness, Inc. as the sole managing member of Pla-Fit Holdings. As sole managing member, Planet Fitness, Inc. exclusively operates and controls the business and affairs of Pla-Fit Holdings, LLC. As a result of the recapitalization transactions and the New LLC Agreement, Planet Fitness, Inc. now consolidates Pla-Fit Holdings, and Pla-Fit Holdings is considered the predecessor to Planet Fitness, Inc. for accounting purposes. Our presentation of Adjusted net income and Adjusted net income per share, diluted, gives effect to the consolidation of Pla-Fit Holdings with Planet Fitness, Inc. resulting from the recapitalization transactions and the New LLC Agreement as if they had occurred on January 1, 2017. In addition, Adjusted net income assumes that all net income is attributable to Planet Fitness, Inc., which assumes the full exchange of all outstanding Holdings Units for shares of Class A common stock of Planet Fitness, Inc., adjusted for certain non-recurring items that we do not believe directly reflect our core operations. Adjusted net income per share, diluted, is calculated by dividing Adjusted net income by the total shares of Class A common stock outstanding plus any dilutive options and restricted stock units as calculated in accordance with GAAP and assuming the full exchange of all outstanding Holdings Units and corresponding Class B common stock as of the beginning of each period presented. Adjusted net income and Adjusted net income per share, diluted, are supplemental measures of operating performance that do not represent, and should not be considered, alternatives to net income and earnings per share, as calculated in accordance with GAAP. We believe Adjusted net income and Adjusted net income per share, diluted, supplement GAAP measures and enable us to more effectively evaluate our performance period-over-period. A reconciliation of Adjusted net income to net income, the most directly comparable GAAP measure, and the computation of Adjusted net income per share, diluted, are set forth below.



Three months ended
March 31,

(in thousands, except per share amounts)


2018


2017

Net income


$

23,493



$

17,866


Provision for income taxes, as reported


6,883



7,108


Purchase accounting adjustments-revenue(1)


443



336


Purchase accounting adjustments-rent(2)


182



196


Loss on reacquired franchise rights(3)


350




Stock offering-related costs(4)




608


Pre-opening costs(5)


21




Other(6)


201



(342)


Purchase accounting amortization(7)


3,921



4,622


Adjusted income before income taxes


$

35,494



$

30,394


Adjusted income taxes(8)


9,335



12,006


Adjusted net income


$

26,159



$

18,388







Adjusted net income per share, diluted


$

0.27



$

0.19







Adjusted weighted-average shares outstanding(9)


98,651



98,528




(1)

Represents the impact of revenue-related purchase accounting adjustments associated with the 2012 Acquisition. At the time of the 2012 Acquisition, the Company maintained a deferred revenue account, which consisted of deferred area development agreement fees, deferred franchise fees, and deferred enrollment fees that the Company billed and collected up front but recognizes for U.S. GAAP purposes at a later date. In connection with the 2012 Acquisition, it was determined that the carrying amount of deferred revenue was greater than the fair value assessed in accordance with ASC 805—Business Combinations, which resulted in a write-down of the carrying value of the deferred revenue balance upon application of acquisition push-down accounting under ASC 805. These amounts represent the additional revenue that would have been recognized in these periods if the write-down to deferred revenue had not occurred in connection with the application of acquisition pushdown accounting.

(2)

Represents the impact of rent-related purchase accounting adjustments. In accordance with guidance in ASC 805 – Business Combinations, in connection with the 2012 Acquisition, the Company's deferred rent liability was required to be written off as of the acquisition date and rent was recorded on a straight-line basis from the acquisition date through the end of the lease term. This resulted in higher overall recorded rent expense each period than would have otherwise been recorded had the deferred rent liability not been written off as a result of the acquisition push down accounting applied in accordance with ASC 805. Adjustments of $90 and $103 in the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, reflect the difference between the higher rent expense recorded in accordance with U.S. GAAP since the acquisition and the rent expense that would have been recorded had the 2012 Acquisition not occurred. Adjustments of $92 and $93 for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, are due to the amortization of favorable and unfavorable lease intangible assets. All of the rent related purchase accounting adjustments are adjustments to rent expense which is included in store operations on our consolidated statements of operations.

(3)

Represents the impact of a one-time, non-cash loss recorded in accordance with ASC 805 - Business Combinations related to our acquisition of six franchisee-owned stores on January 1, 2018. The loss recorded under GAAP represents the difference between the fair value of the reacquired franchise rights and the contractual terms of the reacquired franchise rights and is included in other (gain) loss on our consolidated statements of operations.

(4)

Represents legal, accounting and other costs incurred in connection with offerings of the Company's Class A common stock.

(5)

Represents costs associated with new corporate-owned stores incurred prior to the store opening, including payroll-related costs, rent and occupancy expenses, marketing and other store operating supply expenses.

(6)

Represents certain other charges and gains that we do not believe reflect our underlying business performance. In the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, this amount includes a gain of $396 and $541, respectively, related to the adjustment of our tax benefit arrangements primarily due to changes in our effective tax rate. Additionally, in the three months ended March 31, 2018, this amount includes the write off of certain assets that were being tested for potential use across the system. In the three months ended March 31, 2017, this amount includes expense of $231 related to accelerated depreciation expense taken on our headquarters in preparation for moving to a new building.

(7)

Includes $3,096 and $4,086 of amortization of intangible assets, other than favorable leases, for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, recorded in connection with the 2012 Acquisition, and $825 and  $536 of amortization of intangible assets for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, recorded in connection with the historical acquisition of franchisee-owned stores. The adjustment represents the amount of actual non-cash amortization expense recorded, in accordance with U.S. GAAP, in each period.

(8)

Represents corporate income taxes at an assumed effective tax rate of 26.3% and 39.5% for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, applied to adjusted income before income taxes.

(9)

Assumes the full exchange of all outstanding Holdings Units and corresponding shares of Class B common stock for shares of Class A common stock of Planet Fitness, Inc.

 

A reconciliation of net income per share, diluted, to Adjusted net income per share, diluted is set forth below for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017:



For the three months ended
March 31, 2018


For the three months ended
March 31, 2017



Net
income


Weighted
Average
Shares


Net
income
per share,
diluted


Net
income


Weighted
Average
Shares


Net
income
per share,
diluted

Net income attributable to Planet Fitness, Inc.(1)


$

19,880



87,698



$

0.23



$

8,842



64,150



$

0.14


Assumed exchange of shares(2)


3,613



10,953





9,024



34,378




Net Income


23,493







17,866






Adjustments to arrive at adjusted income 
     
before income taxes(3)


12,001







12,528






Adjusted income before income taxes


35,494







30,394






Adjusted income taxes(4)


9,335







12,006






Adjusted Net Income


$

26,159



98,651



$

0.27



$

18,388



98,528



$

0.19




(1)

Represents net income attributable to Planet Fitness, Inc. and the associated weighted average shares, diluted of Class A common stock outstanding.

(2)

Assumes the full exchange of all outstanding Holdings Units and corresponding shares of Class B common stock for shares of Class A common stock of Planet Fitness, Inc. Also assumes the addition of net income attributable to non-controlling interests corresponding with the assumed exchange of Holdings Units and Class B common shares for shares of Class A common stock.

(3)

Represents the total impact of all adjustments identified in the adjusted net income table above to arrive at adjusted income before income taxes.

(4)

Represents corporate income taxes at an assumed effective tax rate of 26.3% and 39.5% for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, applied to adjusted income before income taxes.

 

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Investor Contact: Brendon Frey, ICR, brendon.frey@icrinc.com, 203-682-8200; Media Contacts: McCall Gosselin, Planet Fitness, mccall.gosselin@pfhq.com, 603-957-4650 or Julia Young, ICR, julia.young@icrinc.com, 646-277-1280