Papa John’s Sustains Strong North America and International Comparable Sales in September - Seite 2
Represents the change in year-over-year sales for the same base of restaurants for the same fiscal period. Comparable sales results for restaurants operating outside of the United States are reported on a constant-dollar basis, which excludes the impact of foreign currency translation.
Includes the impact of approximately 90 temporarily closed stores as of September 27, 2020, principally in Latin America and Europe. Excluding those stores, comparable sales growth for system-wide international restaurants would have been approximately 25% in Period 9 and 23% in the third quarter.
Update on Temporary Restaurant Closures as a Result of COVID-19
Of the company’s approximately 2,100 international franchised stores, approximately 90 are temporarily closed, primarily in Latin America and Europe, in accordance with government policies. In North America, almost all traditional restaurants remain open and fully operational. A number of non-traditional restaurants located in universities and stadiums are temporarily closed; these non-traditional locations are not material to the company’s revenues and operating results.
About Comparable Sales
The Company believes North America and international comparable sales growth information, as defined in the table above, is useful in analyzing its results since franchisees pay royalties and marketing fund contributions that are based on a percentage of franchise sales. Franchise sales also generate commissary revenue in the United States and in certain international markets. Franchise restaurant and comparable sales growth information is also useful for comparison to industry trends and evaluating the strength of our brand. Management believes the presentation of franchise restaurant sales growth, excluding the impact of foreign currency, provides investors with useful information regarding underlying sales trends and the impact of new unit growth without being impacted by swings in the external factor of foreign currency. Franchise restaurant sales are not included in the company’s revenues.