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Tim Hortons Inc. announces 2012 second quarter results

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Tim Hortons Inc. announces 2012 second quarter results07:30 EDT Thursday, August 09, 2012Strong EPS growth during quarter; new strategic initiatives announced (Unaudited.  All amounts in Canadian dollars and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP.)Financial & Sales Highlights    PerformanceQ2 2012Q2 2011%Year-over-YearChangeTotal revenues$     785.6  $    702.811.8%Operating income$     158.8$    143.2  10.9%Effective tax rate27.6%29.4% Net income attributable to THI$     108.1$      95.513.1%Diluted earnings per share  attributable to THI ("EPS")$       0.69$      0.5818.9%Fully diluted shares156.0164.0(4.9)%(All numbers in millions, except EPS and effective tax rate.  All numbers rounded.)    Same-Store Sales(1)Q2 2012Q2 2011Canada1.8%3.8%U.S.4.9%6.6% (1) Includes average same-store sales at Franchised and Company-operated locations open for 13 months or more.Substantially all of our restaurants are franchised. HighlightsSame-store sales growth in Canada driven by average cheque gains with minimal pricing in a challenging macro-economic environmentContinued strong same-store sales performance in U.S. segment driven by combination of average cheque growth from pricing and product mix and slight transaction growthCold drink category experienced strong growth, supported by new product introductions and an unseasonably warm spring in several marketsStrong EPS growth benefited from positive net income increase, the positive impact of our share repurchase program, and the absence of a charge recorded in second quarter of 2011Company announces entry into single-serve coffee market and launch of Panini sandwiches in Canadian marketNew organizational structure and executive appointments made to support continued growth of all operating markets and to facilitate strategic execution OAKVILLE, ON, Aug. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Tim Hortons Inc. (TSX: THI, NYSE: THI) today announced results for the second quarter ended July 1st, 2012."We experienced strong earnings growth in the second quarter although same-store sales growth in Canada reflected a challenging macro-economic environment and minimal pricing in the system.  We are confident about the strategic initiatives designed to grow our business and support our long-term objectives," said Paul House, executive chairman, president and CEO.Consolidated ResultsAll percentage increases and decreases represent year-over-year changes for the second quarter of 2012 compared to the second quarter of 2011, unless otherwise noted.Systemwide sales(2) increased 6.0% on a constant currency basis in the second quarter of 2012.  This growth resulted from new restaurant development in Canada and the U.S., and from continued same-store sales growth of 1.8% in Canada, and 4.9% in the U.S.Our total revenues increased 11.8% to $785.6 million this quarter, compared to $702.8 million last year.  Rents and royalties increased 7.3% compared to the second quarter last year, supported by systemwide sales growth.Our total revenues outpaced systemwide sales growth for the quarter, driven primarily by higher distribution sales and an increase in the number of restaurants consolidated as variable interest entities ("VIEs").Distribution sales grew 11.6% year-over-year, due to a higher number of system restaurants, continued same-store sales growth, and new products managed through our supply chain.  Pricing and favourable product mix also contributed to our distribution sales growth, mostly due to higher underlying prices for coffee and other commodities.  VIE sales were higher in the second quarter this year compared to 2011 due primarily to an increase in the number of non-owned restaurants in both Canada and the U.S. that were consolidated under accounting rules, and from same-store sales growth at existing consolidated restaurants.Franchise fees grew 18.2% in the second quarter, mainly due to the combination of higher International restaurant openings and equipment sales, an increased number of U.S. sales, and a higher number of renovations during the quarter.  These factors were partially offset by the recognition in 2011 of up-front fees associated with the Master License Agreement related to our international expansion.Costs and expenses grew 12.0% during the quarter, with most of the growth due to an increase in cost of sales of 13.7%.  This increase was driven mainly by higher distribution cost of sales and higher VIE cost of sales.  The higher distribution cost of sales resulted from positive systemwide sales growth from existing and new products managed through our supply chain, and from higher underlying commodity costs and product mix.We had a 12.2% increase in operating expenses during the second quarter compared to last year.  The year-over-year increase was due primarily to additional properties in the system and higher percentage rent expense on certain properties. We experienced higher depreciation due to growth in the total number of properties in our system along with the depreciation impact of the expanded menu board program.  Operating expenses also increased as a result of higher project-related and renovation expenses.Franchise fee costs in the second quarter of 2012 were up 21.4%, due mainly to the combination of International openings and equipment sales, a higher number f U.S. sales, a higher number of renovations and higher support costs.General and administrative expenses declined by 8.1% in the second quarter.  This reduction was primarily due to a $6.3 million charge related to the Separation Agreement with our former CEO that was incurred in the second quarter of 2011, which also affected operating income and EPS.  Higher salaries and benefits required to support the growth of the business, and the timing of professional fees, partially offset this decrease.In the second quarter we had operating income of $158.8 million, an increase of 10.9% compared $143.2 million in the same period last year.  Positive systemwide sales growth in both Canada and the U.S. contributed to higher rents and royalties and distribution income.  Comparable results from 2011 also included a favourable temporary impact from the timing of coffee pricing and underlying costs in our supply chain.Net income attributable to Tim Hortons Inc. in the second quarter was $108.1 million, growing 13.1% compared to $95.5 million last year.  Higher operating income and a lower effective tax rate drove most of this increase, partially offset by higher net interest expense.EPS rose 18.9% to $0.69, compared to $0.58 in the second quarter last year.  Higher net income attributable to THI and the positive, cumulative impact of our share repurchase programs continued to contribute to our EPS performance.  We had 4.9% fewer average fully diluted common shares outstanding in the second quarter compared to the same period last year.Segmented Performance CommentaryCanadaSecond quarter same-store sales increased 1.8% in the Canadian segment.  Continued progress in increasing average cheque, due mainly to favourable product mix, drove our same-store sales growth, which had limited levels of previous pricing in the system.  Our product mix continued to benefit from hot espresso and latte beverages, and new hot beverage cup sizing including the 24-ounce cup.  Strength in our breakfast day part also contributed to our favourable product mix.  Collectively, these factors more than offset the slight decline in same-store sales transactions.  Systemwide transactions continued to increase as we added more restaurants to our system.  Our cold beverage category benefited from an unseasonably warm spring in many markets, and from new product introductions and promotions.Operating income in our Canadian segment was $164.6 million, an increase of 5.2% compared to $156.4 million in the second quarter last year.  Systemwide growth led to higher rents and royalties and distribution income.  We also experienced favourable product mix in distribution.  These factors were partially offset by the temporary positive impact in the 2011 comparable quarter from the timing of coffee pricing and underlying costs in our supply chain.During the quarter we opened 19 restaurants in Canada.United StatesGains in average cheque from pricing and favourable product mix, and a slight increase in same-store transactions, helped our U.S. segment continue its momentum with strong same-store sales growth of 4.9% during the second quarter.  Our hot Panini sandwiches, in addition to specialty bagels and espresso-based beverages, contributed to an increase in average cheque. Our cold beverage platform also performed well.In the U.S. segment we had operating income of $5.6 million, up from $4.0 million last year.  The improvement resulted primarily from higher rents and royalties and distribution income.  Results include a $0.7 million benefit associated primarily with the reversal of previously accrued closure costs following the conclusion of closure activities related to the New England markets.  In addition, we had higher franchise fee income due to a higher number of restaurant sales.  Higher relief relating primarily to restaurants open for less than 13 months, and higher general and administrative costs, partially offset operating income growth for the quarter.This past quarter we opened 15 restaurants in the U.S., including 9 self-serve kiosks.The economic environment in both Canada and the U.S. remained volatile, and continued uncertainty appears to be impacting consumer confidence.  This theme was echoed by many in the restaurant sector last quarter and into July, and likely had a moderating effect on rates of same-store sales growth in the industry.  We noticed some of that impact of moderating sales in the second quarter which carried through into July.Significant Developments & InitiativesNew organizational structure implemented and executive management appointments made to support continued growth of all operating markets and to facilitate strategic execution Tim Hortons has announced a new organizational structure to position the Company for future growth as part of strategic planning work initiated in the fourth quarter of 2011.Since the Initial Public Offering in 2006, the Company has added more than 1,000 restaurants and grown annualized total revenues by approximately $900 million, while we have also entered new markets.  We expect the new structure to further enable strategic execution as we continue to grow our business across all of our markets, to streamline decision-making, and to improve efficiencies.The new structure includes a strong Corporate Centre and new Business Unit design.  New executive appointments and accountabilities have been implemented as part of this change.  The following changes are effective immediately.A Business Unit organizational structure has been established with accountability for all of our operating businesses.  The Canadian business has developed significant scale, and we have important strategic initiatives in place designed to support future growth in this market.  At the same time, our U.S. business, which is a key future growth engine for the Company, has become more established and has also grown in scale.  We are also seeding growth internationally. The new structure facilitates strategy execution and decision-making across our operating businesses.David Clanachan has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Tim Hortons Inc., with executive accountability for all of our operating businesses, including Canada, the U.S. and International.Roland Waltonhas been appointed President, Tim Hortons Canada, with accountability for the Canadian business.Mike Meilleur has been appointed Executive Vice-President, Tim Hortons U.S., with accountability for the U.S. business.  Mr. Meilleur has also been appointed as an executive officer of the Company.Stephen Johnston, Senior-Vice-President, Development, will report to David Clanachan in the new structure.Broader functional accountabilities will be embedded within the business units designed to align resources and accountabilities to drive success.In the new organizational structure, a strong Corporate Centre has also been established to provide centres of excellence, central accountability and governance over key enterprise and control activities.Cynthia Devine, in addition to her role as Chief Financial Officer and head of Manufacturing, has been appointed with executive accountability for the Supply Chain strategy and operations. John Hemeon, Executive Vice-President, Supply Chain, will report directly to Cynthia.Bill Moir will remain Chief Brand and Marketing Officer.  Mr. Moir has dedicated more than two decades of service to the Company in building the brand.  Mr. Moir has entered into a two-year employment agreement in which he will remain Chief Brand and Marketing Officer, until a new successor has been identified over time and accountabilities transitioned.Brigid Pelino, Executive Vice-President, Human Resources, and Jill Aebker, Executive Vice-President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, will continue to lead their respective functions as part of the executive group.The Company plans to conduct an alignment review of our organizational structure design following the announcement of our new executive-level structure.  We anticipate that a restructuring charge will be taken following the completion of this review and expect that future efficiencies will result.  It is not known at this time the extent or magnitude of this potential charge or potential efficiencies until the review is completed, which is expected to be during the second half of 2012."We have experienced tremendous growth as an organization and I have great confidence in our future.  Our new organizational structure is designed to help us keep pace with the growth we have experienced while I believe also positioning us for future success," said Paul House, executive chairman, president and CEO.The Board has announced it is also continuing with an external search for the position of president and CEO to lead the entire team under the new organizational structure.Tim Hortons enters single-serve, on-demand North American coffee marketTim Hortons has reached a North American-wide agreement with Kraft Foods to enter the single-serve, on-demand coffee market, leveraging Tim Hortons premium coffee and Kraft's TASSIMO® system.  Under the terms of the agreement, Tim Hortons premium-blend coffee, decaf coffee, and lattes, in a single-serve format, will be sold in Tim Hortons restaurants in Canada and the U.S., and online, using the TASSIMO T DISC on-demand beverage platform.The single-serve coffee market is still relatively small compared to the overall coffee and hot beverage category, but is experiencing triple-digit growth in North America.  According to the Coffee Association of Canada, in 2011 close to 75% of coffee cups in Canada were consumed at home.  According to Kraft, there are approximately 950,000 TASSIMO on-demand beverage systems installed in Canada, and TASSIMO operates in 20 countries.  Tim Hortons and Kraft are planning to launch the new Tim Hortons single-serve T DISCs in time for the 2012 holiday season.Operational initiatives focused on growthOur 'More than a Great Brand' strategic plan is designed to drive growth over the life of the plan through a range of strategies and initiatives.  We have installed free Wi-Fi internet access at approximately 1,100 of our Canadian restaurants, and completed implementation of our digital menu board program inside approximately 60% of our restaurants. When our Wi-Fi installation is completed, Tim Hortons will offer the largest free Internet network in Canada. We have also broadened our roll-out of a grilling platform to our Canadian restaurants in preparation for a national launch of Panini sandwiches. The Panini platform is expected to be in place nationally by the end of 2012. We also continue to implement the first stages of drive-thru double order stations as part of our capacity-building efforts.Board declares dividend payment of $0.21 per common share A quarterly dividend of $0.21 per common share has been declared by the Board of Directors, payable on September 5th, 2012 to shareholders of record as of August 20th, 2012.  Dividends are declared and paid in Canadian dollars to all shareholders with Canadian resident addresses. For U.S. resident shareholders, dividends paid will be converted to U.S. dollars based on prevailing exchange rates at the time of conversion by Tim Hortons for registered shareholders and by Clearing and Depository Services Inc. for beneficial shareholders.Tim Hortons conference call today at 2:30 p.m. (EDT) Thursday, August 9th, 2012Tim Hortons will host a conference call today to discuss the first quarter results, scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. (EDT). The dial-in number is (416) 641-6712 or (800) 785-6502. No access code is required. A simultaneous web cast of the call, including presentation material, will be available at A replay of the call will be available until August 2013 and can be accessed at (416) 626-4100 or (800) 558-5253. The call replay reservation number is 21600475. The call and presentation material will also be archived for a period of one year in the Events and Presentations section.Safe Harbor StatementCertain information in this news release, particularly information regarding future economic performance, finances, and plans, expectations and objectives of management, and other information, constitutes forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  We refer to all of these as forward-looking statements. Various factors including competition in the quick service segment of the food service industry, general economic conditions and others described as "risk factors" in the Company's 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed February 28th, 2012, and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q expected to be filed today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Canadian Securities Administrators, could affect the Company's actual results and cause such results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements. As such, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements contained in this news release, which speak only as to management's expectations as of the date hereof.  Forward-looking statements are based on a number of assumptions which may prove to be incorrect, including, but not limited to, assumptions about: the absence of an adverse event or condition that damages our strong brand position and reputation; the absence of a material increase in competition within the quick service restaurant segment of the food service industry; cost and availability of commodities; continuing positive working relationships with the majority of the Company's restaurant owners; the absence of any material adverse effects arising as a result of litigation; there being no significant change in the Company's ability to comply with current or future regulatory requirements; and general worldwide economic conditions.We are presenting this information for the purpose of informing you of management's current expectations regarding these matters, and this information may not be appropriate for any other purpose.  We assume no obligation to update or alter any forward-looking statements after they are made, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.  Please review the Company's Safe Harbor Statement at Total systemwide sales growth includes restaurant level sales at both Company and Franchised restaurants. Approximately 99.5% of our consolidated system is franchised as at July 1st, 2012. Systemwide sales growth is determined using a constant exchange rate where noted, to exclude the effects of foreign currency translation. U.S. dollar sales are converted to Canadian dollar amounts using the average exchange rate of the base year for the period covered.  For the second quarter of 2012, systemwide sales on a constant currency basis increased 6.0% compared to the second quarter of 2011. Systemwide sales are important to understanding our business performance as they impact our franchise royalties and rental income, as well as our distribution income. Changes in systemwide sales are driven by changes in average same-store sales and changes in the number of systemwide restaurants, and are ultimately driven by consumer demand.We believe systemwide sales and same-store sales growth provide meaningful information to investors regarding the size of our system, the overall health and financial performance of the system, and the strength of our brand and restaurant owner base, which ultimately impacts our consolidated and segmented financial performance. Franchised restaurant sales are not generally included in our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (except for certain non-owned restaurants consolidated in accordance with applicable accounting rules). The amount of systemwide sales impacts our rental and royalties revenues, as well as distribution revenues.Tim Hortons Inc. OverviewTim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in North America based on market capitalization, and the largest in Canada. Operating in the quick service segment of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, espresso-based hot and cold specialty drinks including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso shots, specialty teas, fruit smoothies, home-style soups, fresh Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked goods, including our trademark donuts. As of July 1st, 2012, Tim Hortons had 4,071 systemwide restaurants, including 3,326 in Canada, 734 in the United States and 11 in the Gulf Cooperation Council. More information about the Company is available at TIM HORTONS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS(in thousands of Canadian dollars, except per share data)       (Unaudited)                   Second quarter ended        July 1, 2012 July 3, 2011 $ Change % Change              REVENUES          Sales$563,772 $498,058 $65,714 13.2%   Franchise revenues         Rents and royalties198,973 185,389 13,584 7.3%  Franchise fees22,836 19,313 3,523 18.2%    221,809 204,702 17,107 8.4%   TOTAL REVENUES785,581 702,760 82,821 11.8%              COSTS AND EXPENSES          Cost of sales493,300 434,051 59,249 13.7%   Operating expenses73,068 65,102 7,966 12.2%   Franchise fee costs24,794 20,419 4,375 21.4%   General and administrative expenses40,395 43,969 (3,574) (8.1%)   Equity (income)(3,859) (3,820) (39) 1.0%   Other (income) expense, net(956) (179) (777) n/m   TOTAL COSTS AND EXPENSES, NET626,742 559,542 67,200 12.0%              OPERATING INCOME158,839 143,218 15,621 10.9%              Interest (expense)(8,650) (7,427) (1,223) 16.5%   Interest income723 851 (128) (15.0%)              INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES150,912 136,642 14,270 10.4%              Income taxes41,675 40,202 1,473 3.7%              Net Income109,237 96,440 12,797 13.3%   Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests1,170 891 279 31.3%              NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO TIM HORTONS INC.$108,067 $95,549 $12,518 13.1%              Basic earnings per common share attributable to Tim Hortons Inc.$0.70 $0.58 $0.12 19.0%              Diluted earnings per common share attributable to Tim Hortons Inc.$0.69 $0.58 $0.11 18.9%              Weighted average number of common shares outstanding (in thousands) - Basic 155,351 163,448 (8,097) (5.0%)              Weighted average number of common shares outstanding (in thousands) - Diluted155,995 163,961 (7,966) (4.9%)              Dividends per common share $0.21 $0.17 $0.04                n/m - not meaningful          (all numbers rounded)                    TIM HORTONS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS(In thousands of Canadian dollars, except per share data)   (Unaudited)               Year-to-date period ended    July 1, 2012 July 3, 2011 $ Change % Change          REVENUES        Sales$1,087,074 $952,535 $134,539 14.1% Franchise revenues         Rents and royalties379,159 353,219 25,940 7.3%  Franchise fees40,632 40,493 139 0.3%  419,791 393,712 26,079 6.6% TOTAL REVENUES1,506,865 1,346,247 160,618 11.9%          COSTS AND EXPENSES        Cost of sales958,725 836,383 122,342 14.6% Operating expenses139,784 127,256 12,528 9.8% Franchise fee costs45,076 41,736 3,340 8.0% General and administrative expenses80,522 83,965 (3,443) (4.1%) Equity (income)(7,105) (6,933) (172) 2.5% Other (income) expense, net(599) 19 (618) n/m TOTAL COSTS AND EXPENSES, NET1,216,403 1,082,426 133,977 12.4%          OPERATING INCOME290,462 263,821 26,641 10.1%          Interest (expense)(16,548) (14,803) (1,745) 11.8% Interest income1,434 2,527 (1,093) (43.3%)          INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES275,348 251,545 23,803 9.5%          Income taxes76,132 73,691 2,441 3.3%          Net Income199,216 177,854 21,362 12.0% Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests2,370 1,626 744 45.8%          NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO TIM HORTONS INC.$196,846 $176,228 $20,618 11.7%          Basic earnings per common share attributable to Tim Hortons Inc.$1.27 $1.06 $0.21 18.9%          Diluted earnings per common share attributable to Tim Hortons Inc.$1.26 $1.06 $0.20 18.7%          Weighted average number of common shares outstanding (in thousands) - Basic 155,589 165,555 (9,966) (6.0%)          Weighted average number of common shares outstanding (in thousands) - Diluted156,207 166,014 (9,807) (5.9%)          Dividends per common share $0.42 $0.34 $0.08            n/m - not meaningful        (all numbers rounded)                 TIM HORTONS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET (in thousands of Canadian dollars)          As at  July 1, January 1,  2012 2012       (Unaudited)        ASSETS        Current assets    Cash and cash equivalents$57,733 $126,497 Restricted cash and cash equivalents87,292 130,613 Accounts receivable, net200,665 173,667 Notes receivable, net7,990 10,144 Deferred income taxes8,142 5,281 Inventories and other, net130,550 136,999 Advertising fund restricted assets29,325 37,765Total current assets521,697 620,966     Property and equipment, net1,480,954 1,463,765     Intangible assets, net4,060 4,544     Notes receivable, net2,162 3,157     Deferred income taxes12,820 12,197     Equity investments42,765 43,014     Other assets70,607 56,307Total assets$2,135,065 $2,203,950  TIM HORTONS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET (in thousands of Canadian dollars, except share and per share data)          As at  July 1, January 1,  2012 2012       (Unaudited)             LIABILITIES AND EQUITY        Current liabilities    Accounts payable$151,919 $177,918 Accrued liabilities     Salaries and wages14,599 23,531  Taxes17,787 26,465  Other137,311 179,315 Advertising fund liabilities78,103 59,420 Current portion of long-term obligations10,572 10,001Total current liabilities410,291 476,650     Long-term obligations    Long-term debt354,559 352,426 Capital leases97,538 94,863 Deferred income taxes4,738 4,608 Other long-term liabilities120,796 120,970Total long-term obligations577,631 572,867     Equity    Equity of Tim Hortons Inc.     Common shares      $2.84 stated value per share, Authorized: unlimited shares,      Issued: 155,188,401 and 157,814,980 shares, respectively440,099 447,558  Common shares held in trust, at cost: 370,650 and 277,189 shares, respectively(15,605) (10,136)  Contributed surplus11,147 6,375  Retained earnings839,103 836,968  Accumulated other comprehensive loss(130,097) (128,217)Total equity of Tim Hortons Inc.1,144,647 1,152,548Noncontrolling interests2,496 1,885Total equity1,147,143 1,154,433Total liabilities and equity$2,135,065 $2,203,950 TIM HORTONS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS(in thousands of Canadian dollars)              Year-to-date Period Ended    July 1, 2012 July 3, 2011           (Unaudited)         CASH FLOWS PROVIDED FROM (USED IN) OPERATING ACTIVITIES     Net income$199,216 $177,854  Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities       Depreciation and amortization61,637 56,564    Stock-based compensation expense11,869 11,162    Deferred income taxes(2,081) (2,695)   Changes in operating assets and liabilities       Restricted cash and cash equivalents43,290 (5,886)    Accounts receivable(32,425) (77,506)    Inventories and other7,285 (37,996)    Accounts payable and accrued liabilities(64,156) (64,038)    Taxes(8,674) (32,902)   Other, net390 1,711         Net cash provided from operating activities216,351 26,268         CASH FLOWS (USED IN) PROVIDED FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES     Capital expenditures (including Advertising Fund)(97,458) (63,414)  Proceeds from sale of restricted investments0 38,000  Other investing activities(8,710) (13,467)         Net cash (used in) investing activities(106,168) (38,881)         CASH FLOWS (USED IN) PROVIDED FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES     Repurchase of common shares(136,509) (401,917)  Dividend payments to common shareholders(65,661) (56,122)  Other financing activities (including Advertising Fund)23,445 (5,951)         Net cash (used in) financing activities(178,725) (463,990)         Effect of exchange rate changes on cash(222) (1,574)         (Decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (68,764) (478,177)         Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period126,497 574,354         Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$57,733 $96,177    TIM HORTONS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESSEGMENT REPORTING(in thousands of Canadian dollars)                Second quarter ended       July 1, 2012 July 3, 2011                 (Unaudited)                REVENUES (1)         Canada$655,849 $598,858      U.S.43,217 36,072      Total reportable segments699,066 634,930      Variable Interest Entities86,515 67,830      Total$785,581 $702,760                OPERATING INCOME         Canada $164,563 $156,428      U.S.5,617 4,008      Total reportable segments170,180 160,436      Variable Interest Entities1,772 1,149      Corporate charges (2)(13,113) (18,367)      Consolidated operating income158,839 143,218      Interest, net(7,927) (6,576)      Income before income taxes$150,912 $136,642               (1)There are no inter-segment revenues included in the table above (2)Corporate charges include certain overhead costs which are not allocated to individual business segments, the impact of certain foreign currency exchange gains and losses, and the net operating results from the Company's Gulf Corporation Council, Republic of Ireland and United Kingdom international operations, which continue to be managed corporately.                                  Second quarter ended   July 1, 2012 July 3, 2011 $ Change % Change             (Unaudited)   Sales is comprised of:         Distribution sales$471,274 $422,471 $48,803 11.6%  Company-operated restaurant sales7,039 7,915 (876)  (11.1)%  Sales from Variable Interest Entities85,459 67,672 17,787 26.3%   Total Sales$563,772 $498,058 $65,714 13.2%             Second quarter ended   July 1, 2012 July 3, 2011 $ Change % Change             (Unaudited)   Cost of sales is comprised of:         Distribution cost of sales$410,624 $367,577 $43,047 11.7%  Company-operated restaurant cost of sales7,697 7,544 153 2.0%  Cost of sales from Variable Interest Entities74,979 58,930 16,049 27.2%   Total Cost of sales$493,300 $434,051 $59,249 13.7%  TIM HORTONS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESSEGMENT REPORTING(in thousands of Canadian dollars)                Year-to-date period ended       July 1, 2012 July 3, 2011                 (Unaudited)                REVENUES (1)         Canada$1,260,103 $1,146,231      U.S.81,746 71,531      Total reportable segments1,341,849 1,217,762      Variable Interest Entities165,016 128,485      Total$1,506,865 $1,346,247                OPERATING INCOME         Canada $305,050 $287,957      U.S.8,827 6,619      Total reportable segments313,877 294,576      Variable Interest Entities3,300 2,039      Corporate charges (2)(26,715) (32,794)      Consolidated operating income290,462 263,821      Interest, net(15,114) (12,276)      Income before income taxes$275,348 $251,545               (1)There are no inter-segment revenues included in the table above (2)Corporate charges include certain overhead costs which are not allocated to individual business segments, the impact of certain foreign currency exchange gains and losses, and the net operating results from the Company's Gulf Corporation Council, Republic of Ireland and United Kingdom international operations, which continue to be managed corporately.                                  Year-to-date period ended   July 1, 2012 July 3, 2011 $ Change % Change             (Unaudited)   Sales is comprised of:         Distribution sales$911,002 $812,304 $98,698 12.2%  Company-operated restaurant sales12,599 12,089 510 4.2%  Sales from Variable Interest Entities163,473 128,142 35,331 27.6%   Total Sales$1,087,074 $952,535 $134,539 14.1%             Year-to-date period ended   July 1, 2012 July 3, 2011 $ Change % Change             (Unaudited)   Cost of sales is comprised of:         Distribution cost of sales$801,077 $711,897 $89,180 12.5%  Company-operated restaurant cost of sales13,777 12,033 1,744 14.5%  Cost of sales from Variable Interest Entities143,871 112,453 31,418 27.9%   Total Cost of sales$958,725 $836,383 $122,342 14.6% TIM HORTONS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESSYSTEMWIDE RESTAURANT COUNT    Increase/ Increase/ As atAs at(Decrease)As at(Decrease) July 1, 2012January 1, 2012From Year EndJuly 3, 2011From Prior Year            Canada      Company-operated1110116(5) Franchised - standard and non-standard3,2003,166343,059141 Franchised - self-serve kiosks115119(4)1141Total3,3263,295313,189137      % Franchised99.7%99.7% 99.5%       U.S.      Company-operated108264 Franchised - standard and non-standard551542948665 Franchised - self-serve kiosks173164913043Total73471420622112      % Franchised98.6%98.9% 99.0%       International      Franchised - standard and non-standard1156011Total1156011      % Franchised100.0%100.0% n/a       Total system      Company-operated2118322(1) Franchised - standard and non-standard3,7623,713493,545217 Franchised - self-serve kiosks288283524444Total4,0714,014573,811260      % Franchised99.5%99.6% 99.4% TIM HORTONS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESIncome Statement Definitions    SalesPrimarily includes sales of products, supplies and restaurant equipment (except for initial equipment packages sold to restaurant owners as part of the establishment of their restaurant's business—see "Franchise Fees") that are shipped directly from our warehouses or by third party distributors to the restaurants or retailers for which we manage the supply chain logistics, which we include in distribution sales. Sales also include sales from Company-operated restaurants and sales from certain non-owned restaurants that are consolidated as Variable Interest Entities ("VIEs").  Rents and royaltiesIncludes royalties and rental revenues paid to us by restaurant owners, net of relief, and certain advertising levies associated with our Canadian Advertising Fund.  Franchise feesIncludes the revenue from initial equipment packages, as well as fees for various costs and expenses related to establishing a restaurant owner's business. Franchisee fees for U.S. restaurant owners that had participated in our franchise incentive program ("FIP") are subject to certain revenue recognition criteria. Also included are revenues related to master license agreements.   Cost of sales Includes costs associated with our distribution business, including cost of goods sold, direct labour and depreciation, as well as the cost of goods delivered by third-party distributors to the restaurants for which we manage the supply chain logistics, and for canned coffee sold through grocery stores. Cost of sales also includes food, paper and labour costs for Company-operated restaurants and certain non-owned restaurants that we consolidate as VIEs.   Operating ExpensesIncludes rent expense related to properties leased to restaurant owners and other property-related costs (including depreciation). Also included are certain operating expenses related to our distribution business such as order entry system connectivity costs and utilities.  Franchise fee costsIncludes cost of equipment sold to restaurant owners as part of the commencement of their restaurant business, as well as training and other costs necessary to facilitate a successful restaurant opening. Franchisee fee costs for U.S. restaurant owners that had participated in our FIP are subject to certain revenue recognition criteria.  General and administrativeIncludes costs that cannot be directly related to generating revenue, including expenses associated with our corporate and administrative functions, and depreciation of head office buildings and office equipment, and the majority of our information technology systems.   Equity (income)Includes income from equity investments in partnerships and joint ventures and other minority investments over which we exercise significant influence, excluding joint ventures that we are required to consolidate. Equity income from these investments is considered to be an integrated part of our business operations and is, therefore, included in operating income. Income amounts are shown as reductions to total costs and expenses.   Other (Income) expense, netIncludes expenses (income) that are not directly derived from the Company's primary businesses. Items include foreign currency adjustments, gains and losses on asset sales, and other asset write-offs.  Noncontrolling interestsRelates to the consolidation of certain non-owned restaurants that are consolidated as VIEs. SOURCE: Tim Hortons Inc.For further information: Investors:  Scott Bonikowsky, (905) 339-6186 or Media:  David Morelli, (905) 339-6277 or