Jamba, Inc. Reports FY09 Q2 Results

Jamba, Inc., today reported financial results for the fiscal second quarter ended July 14, 2009.

Financial and Operational Highlights

Highlights for the 12 weeks ended July 14, 2009, compared to the 12 weeks ended July 15, 2008:

-- Consolidated EBITDA increased $0.3 million to $10.3 million from $10.0 million for 2Q08.*

-- Store-level EBITDA decreased 6.9% to $18.5 million from $19.9 million for 2Q08.*

-- Total revenue for 2Q09 decreased 15.1% to $83.2 million from $98.0 million for 2Q08.

-- Net loss for 2Q09 of $(5.1) million showed significant improvement when compared to a net loss for 2Q08 of $(89.2) million. Included in the net loss for 2Q09 are a non-cash store impairment charge of $7.5 million, a write-off of $2.9 million for loan fees and discounts relating to the payoff of our senior term note, offset by a gain from derivative liabilities of $1.4 million associated with senior note holder's exercise of its' put option and the June expiration of the Company's warrants. Included in the net loss for 2Q08 are a non-cash charge of $49.7 million for trademark impairment, net of tax, and $3.3 million for store impairment charges, offset by $2.5 million in gain from derivative liabilities.

-- Diluted loss per share for 2Q09 of $(0.10) compared to a diluted loss per share for 2Q08 of $(1.69).

-- Company-owned comparable store sales for 2Q09 decreased 13.7%(1) ,which contributed to the decrease in store-level EBITDA.

-- Six new franchise stores and no new Company-owned stores were opened during the fiscal second quarter of 2009, compared to 14 new Company-owned stores in fiscal second quarter of 2008. The total number of stores, net of any closures occurring during the period, increased to 735, comprised of 490 Company-owned stores and 245 franchise stores.

"We continued to make strong progress against our strategic initiatives in the second quarter despite a challenging operating environment. We successfully completed the sale of $35 million in convertible, preferred stock. The sale proceeds, which were used to repay our senior term note and eliminate all of our long-term debt, have strengthened our balance sheet. We expanded food into almost 300 locations and made good progress in our brand licensing initiative. We grew our franchise base and are making progress in our refranchising program. We also continue to advance our cost management initiatives," said James D. White, president and chief executive officer, Jamba, Inc. "In the face of an intensely difficult macro-economic climate we implemented our BLEND plan which is mitigating some of the headwinds we face."

"We are pleased with the initial response to the grab-and-go food offerings launched in June. Based on our preliminary analysis, our stores in California, which were the first to offer grab-and-go food items, are showing an increase in customer visits and average check. The introduction of great tasting, high quality, value-priced, better-for-you food is a game-changing proposition for Jamba and we are fully committed to its success. These foods are a great fit with the Jamba brand and a perfect compliment to our beverages. We recently expanded our food offering to the East Coast with the launch of our California Flatbreads(TM) into the New York City marketplace in July and, as we announced today, the launch of a full menu of offerings into the Chicago marketplace."

"We've made good progress on our franchise development initiative. We opened six new franchise locations and are on pace with our plans to open 40 to 45 new outlets, primarily franchised locations, by year end. In July, we announced the sale of nine Company stores in Oregon to an existing franchisee, which followed the earlier sale in the first quarter of 2009, of 10 Company locations to an existing franchisee in Arizona. We expect to close a number of additional deals this year."

"Our brand licensing activities are also on target. We are actively working with Nestle on our Ready-To-Drink beverage re-launch and our branded products with Think Wow Toys and Oregon Ice Cream should be in retail before year end. We also announced last week a license agreement for Jamba-branded smoothie kits with The Inventure Group and are exploring a number of other opportunities," concluded Mr. White.


The Company is tracking against targeted 2009 expense goals as follows:

-- Cost of sales at or below 26% of company store revenue;

-- Labor costs at or below 34% of company store revenue;

-- Other controllable expenses included in store operating, at or below 3.5% of company store revenue and

-- General and administrative costs at or below $35 million, before share-based compensation expense

Additionally, the Company has plans to open 40 to 45 new franchise stores in 2009.


On June 16, 2009, the Company entered into an agreement for the sale of $35.0 million in convertible preferred stock. The proceeds of the stock sale were used to repay the Company's senior term note and to provide additional working capital.

On July 14, 2009, the Company held $31.6 million in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash. Our restricted cash balanced was $2.7 million.


(1) Comparable store sales are calculated using sales of stores open at least thirteen full fiscal periods. Management reviews the increase or decrease in comparable store sales compared with the same period in the prior year to assess business trends and make certain business decisions.

* Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company uses the non-GAAP financial measures of store-level EBITDA and consolidated EBITDA in its statements made in this release. The Company defines consolidated EBITDA as store-level EBITDA including general and administrative expenses. The Company believes that consolidated EBITDA is a helpful indicator of the Company's financial performance. The Company defines store-level EBITDA, as net income (loss) from operations and other income less: (a) depreciation and amortization, (b) general and administrative expenses; (c) store pre-opening expenses; (d) trademark impairment; (e) store lease termination and closure expenses; (f) impairment of long-lived assets; (g) other operating expenses and (h) income taxes. Store-level EBITDA and consolidated EBITDA are not measurements determined in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to income (loss) from operations or net income (loss) as indicators of financial performance. Each non-GAAP financial measure used as presented may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. For a reconciliation of store-level EBITDA to net income (loss) and consolidated EBITDA to net income (loss), please see the table at the end of this release.

Webcast and Conference Call Information

A conference call to review second quarter 2009 results will be held today, August 20, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Participating on the call will be James D. White, president and chief executive officer and Karen L. Luey, senior vice president and chief financial officer. The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing (877) 407-9039 or for international callers by dialing (201) 689-8470. A simultaneous web cast of the call will be available by visiting http://www.jamba.com. A replay will be available at 8:00 p.m. ET and can be accessed by dialing (877) 660-6853 or (201) 612-7415 for international callers; the pin number is 329793. The replay will be available until September 10, 2009.

About Jamba, Inc.

Jamba, Inc., is a holding company and through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Jamba Juice Company, owns and franchises Jamba Juice(R) stores. Founded in 1990, Jamba Juice is a leading restaurant retailer of better-for-you food and beverage offerings, including great tasting fruit smoothies, juices, teas, hot oatmeal made with organic, steel cut oats, and baked goods. As of July 14, 2009, Jamba Juice had 735 locations consisting of 490 company-owned and operated stores and 245 franchise stores. For the nearest location or a complete menu, visit the Jamba Juice website at www.jambajuice.com or call 1-866-4R-FRUIT.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release (including information incorporated or deemed incorporated by reference herein) contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are those involving future events and future results that are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts, and projects as well as the current beliefs and assumptions of our management. Words such as "outlook", "believes", "expects", "appears", "may", "will", "should", "anticipates", or the negative thereof or comparable terminology, are intended to identify such forward looking statements. Any statement that is not a historical fact, including estimates, projections, future trends and the outcome of events that have not yet occurred, is a forward-looking statement. Forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed under the section entitled "Risk Factors" in our reports filed with the SEC. Many of such factors relate to events and circumstances that are beyond our control. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not assume any obligation to update the information contained in this press release.

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