BUSINESS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION
Nature of Business
Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. (“DRH” or the "Company") is a restaurant company operating a single concept, Buffalo Wild Wings® (“BWW”). As one of the largest franchisees of BWW, we provide a unique guest experience in a casual and inviting environment.
DRH currently operates 65 BWW restaurants (20 in Michigan, 18 in Florida, 15 in Missouri, 7 in Illinois and 5 in Indiana), including the nation’s largest BWW, based on square footage, in downtown Detroit, Michigan.
On December 25, 2016, the Company completed a spin-off (the "Spin-Off") of 19 Bagger Dave's entities and certain real estate entities which house the respective Bagger Dave's entities previously owned by DRH into a new independent publicly traded company, Bagger Dave's Burger Tavern, Inc. ("Bagger Dave's"). For additional details refer to Note 2
Basis of Presentation
The consolidated financial statements as of April 1, 2018 and December 31, 2017, and for the three-month periods ended April 1, 2018 and March 26, 2017, have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). The financial information as of April 1, 2018 and for the three-month periods ended April 1, 2018 and March 26, 2017 is unaudited, but, in the opinion of management, reflects all adjustments and accruals necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position, results of operations, and cash flows for the interim periods. The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries. All inter-company accounts and transactions have been eliminated.
The consolidated financial information as of December 31, 2017 is derived from our audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, which is included in Item 8 in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, and should be read in conjunction with such consolidated financial statements.
The results of operations for the three-month periods ended April 1, 2018 and March 26, 2017 are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations that may be achieved for the entire fiscal year ending December 30, 2018.
Our significant accounting policies are disclosed in Part II, Item 8, of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017.
Since December 31, 2017, there has been one significant change in our accounting policies related to revenue recognition, which is presented below.
Revenue Recognition Policy
Revenue is measured based on consideration specified in implied contracts with our customers and excludes amounts collected on behalf of third parties. The Company recognizes revenue when it satisfies a performance obligation (at the time of sale) by transferring control over a product to a customer. Payment is due at the time the food or merchandise is transferred to the customer. The portion of any sale that results in loyalty rewards being issued is deferred, net of estimated breakage, until redemption.
Nature of Goods Sold
DRH earns revenue through sales of food, gift cards and merchandise to our customers. These sales occur through multiple channels, such as in-restaurant, call-in, online (web-based) and via third party delivery services.
Buffalo Wild Wings International, Inc. ("BWLD") offers a system-wide loyalty program (Blazin’ Rewards®) whereby enrolled customers earn points for each qualifying purchase. As a franchisee, DRH is required to participate in the program. DRH estimates the value of loyalty points earned (the value per point) by dividing the menu price of redeemable items by the loyalty reward points required to redeem that menu item. Points issued as part of the loyalty program expire after 6 months of member inactivity. DRH commissioned a study to determine a reasonable estimate of the breakage rate, which was approximately 32%.
DRH has two types of sales transactions, transactions without loyalty attachment and transactions with loyalty attachment. Transactions without loyalty attachment require no allocation of the transaction price, because the price is observable and fixed based on the menu. Transactions with loyalty attachment have two performance obligations: 1) providing the purchased food and/or merchandise to the customer and, 2) redeeming awarded loyalty points for food or merchandise in the future. In loyalty related transactions the price is allocated to the products sold and the points issued. Revenue related to loyalty points that may be redeemed in the future is deferred, net of estimated breakage, until such loyalty points are redeemed. For additional details refer to Note 6.
The Company offers gift cards for purchase through a BWLD system-wide program. Gift cards sold are recorded as a liability to BWLD. When redeemed, the gift card liability is offset by recording the transaction as revenue. Net gift card activity is settled with BWLD weekly. At times, gift card redemptions may exceed amounts due to BWLD for gift card purchases, resulting in an asset balance. Because this is a system-wide program operated by BWLD, the Company is not impacted by and does not record breakage.
Disaggregation of Revenue
In the following table, revenue is disaggregated by product mix.
April 1, 2018
March 26, 2017
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
In August 2017, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued ASU No. 2017-12, Derivatives and Hedging: Targeted Improvements to Accounting for Hedging Activities (Topic 815) ("ASU 2017-12"). The amendment expands an entity’s ability to hedge accounting to non-financial and financial risk components and requires changes in fair value of hedging instruments to be presented in the same income statement line as the hedged item. The ASU also amends the presentation and disclosure requirements for the effect of hedge accounting. The ASU must be adopted using a modified retrospective approach with a cumulative effect adjustment recorded to the opening balance of retained earnings as of the initial application date. The ASU is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018 and interim periods therein. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is in the process of assessing the impact of this ASU on its consolidated results of operations, cash flows, financial position and disclosures.
In February 2016, FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, Leases ("ASU 2016-02"). ASU 2016-02 requires that lease arrangements longer than 12 months result in a lessee recognizing a lease asset and liability. Leases will be classified as either finance or operating, with classification affecting the pattern of expense recognition in the income statement. The updated guidance is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018, and early adoption is permitted. We have analyzed the impact of the new standard and concluded that the adoption of ASU 2016-02 will materially impact our consolidated financial statements by significantly increasing our non-current assets and non-current liabilities on our consolidated balance sheets in order to record the right of use assets and related lease liabilities for our existing operating leases. Operating leases comprise the majority of our current lease portfolio. With respect to implementation, we are currently reviewing the accounting standard and are not yet able to estimate the impact on our consolidated financial statements.
We reviewed all other significant newly-issued accounting pronouncements and concluded that they either are not applicable to our operations or that no material effect is expected on our consolidated financial statements as a result of future adoption.
Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue with Contracts from Customers (Topic 606) ("ASU 2014-09"). ASU 2014-09 supersedes the current revenue recognition guidance, including industry-specific guidance. The guidance introduces a five-step model to achieve its core principal of the entity recognizing revenue to depict the transfer of goods or services to customers at an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. In August 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-14, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606): Deferral of the Effective Date, which delayed the effective date of ASU 2014-09 for public companies to January 1, 2018. The FASB also agreed to allow entities to choose to adopt the standard as of the original effective date.
In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-08, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606): Principal versus Agent Considerations (Reporting Revenue Gross versus Net), which provides specific guidance to determine whether an entity is providing a specified good or service itself or is arranging for the good or service to be provided by another party.
In April 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-10, Revenue from Contracts with Customers: (Topic 606) Identifying Performance Obligations and Licensing, which clarifies the subjects of identifying performance obligations and licensing implementation guidance.
In May 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-12, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606): Narrow Scope Improvements and Practical Expedients, which provides additional clarification on criteria within ASU 2014-09 as well as additional guidance for transition to the new revenue recognition criteria. ASU 2014-09 further requires new disclosures about contracts with customers, including disclosing performance obligations to customers arising from certain promotional activity, such as our customer loyalty program and the significant judgments the Company has made when applying the guidance.
The requirements for these standards relating to Topic 606 will be effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2017. The Company adopted ASU 2014-09 effective as of January 1, 2018, using the modified retrospective transition method to all existing contracts that were not substantially completed at the adoption date. We finalized our analysis and the adoption of ASU 2014-09 which did not have, and is not expected to have, a material impact on the timing or amount of revenue recognized as compared to the Company's previous revenue recognition practices, or our internal controls over financial reporting.
In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-04, Intangibles - Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment ("ASU 2017-04"). ASU 2017-04 simplified wording and removes step 2 of the goodwill impairment test. A goodwill impairment will now be the amount by which a reporting unit's carrying value exceeds its fair value, not to exceed the carrying amount of goodwill. ASU 2017-04 is effective for annual or interim goodwill impairment tests in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020, with early adoption permitted for interim or annual goodwill impairment tests on testing dates after January 1, 2017. The Company adopted the standard as of the first day of the fourth quarter, September 25, 2017.
In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-09, Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting ("ASU 2016-09"). ASU 2016-09 simplifies several aspects of accounting for share-based payment award transactions, including income tax consequences, classification of awards as either equity or liabilities and classification on the statement of cash flows. ASU 2016-09 is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2016, with early adoption permitted. Beginning in fiscal 2017, the tax effects of awards will be recognized in the statement of operations. In addition, the Company will account for forfeitures as they occur.
Effective December 26, 2016, the Company adopted the accounting guidance contained within ASU 2016-09. As a result, the Company recorded a deferred tax asset and retained earnings increase of $268,000 to recognize the Company's excess tax benefits that existed as of December 25, 2016, on the Consolidated Balance Sheet.