DineEquity, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results
Adjusted net income available to common stockholders was $16.1 million, or adjusted earnings per diluted share of $0.91, for the third quarter of fiscal 2017. This compares to adjusted net income available to common stockholders of $26.4 million, or adjusted earnings per diluted share of $1.46, for the third quarter of fiscal 2016. The decrease in adjusted net income was mainly due to a decline in gross profit. The decrease in gross profit was due to a 7.7% decline in Applebee’s domestic system-wide comparable same-restaurant sales, an increase in bad debt expense, restaurant closures and a reduction in revenue recognized due to the collectability of Applebee’s franchisee royalties.