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DPZ Dominos Pizza

Participants
Timothy McIntyre EVP, Communications, IR & Legislative Affairs
Rich Allison President & CEO
Jeff Lawrence EVP & CFO
Peter Saleh BTIG
Karen Holthouse Goldman Sachs
Matthew DiFrisco Guggenheim Securities
David Tarantino Robert W. Baird
Sara Senatore Bernstein
John Glass Morgan Stanley
Gregory Francfort Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Chris O'Cull Stifel
John Ivankoe JPMorgan
Jeremy Scott Mizuho
Dennis Geiger UBS
Jeffrey Bernstein Barclays
Jon Tower Wells Fargo
Andrew Charles Cowen & Company
Alton Stump Longbow Research
Call transcript
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Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Domino's Pizza Inc. Fourth Quarter Year End 2018 Earnings Webcast. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later we will conduct a question-and-answer session and instructions will be given at that time. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder today's program is being recorded. to Communications host IR like Tim today's I'd EVP, McIntyre, & now introduce for your program And Legislative Affairs. sir. ahead, go Please

Timothy McIntyre

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Jeff Lawrence

Tim, morning Thank everyone. good and you,

quarter fiscal and We are year pleased our to full report fourth the for XXXX. results

shareholders. results posted quarters the delivered of During for strong we the to three first quarter, during year the the continued on our we we build and positive results

XXX quarters U.S. with XX comparable of restaurant positive continue We sales quarters straight industry comps. broader of the international to positive consecutive and lead

increase at XXX pace our to we in stores a continue opened healthy QX. count also We net new as store

up When an a look With from effective financial negative sales sales XX.X% primarily grew at QX. of let's is excluding number same-store of average a primarily currency, the were during lapping Global take results by for Same-store year foreign was growth and of increases of X.X% our as Breaking Our pressured up order retail U.S. retail prior ticket to the were operational quarter. quarter in stores This continue the X.X%. sales X.X% X.X% year prior a driven quarter. growth increase X.X%. and stores And closer strong grew year addition was that, which counts increase opened the dollar. for in sales lower to for Both business sales increase impact the tax while increase over experience. increases rate. same-store franchise resulted global X.X% retail This international prior stronger Company-owned of sales was grew the to U.S. our some our grew overall division by rolling results consumers brand positively $X.XX, down X.X%. driven diluted EPS comp, by X.X%. our a respond higher a the in the by global

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and pleased are two fourth XXX U.S. we quarter, consisting XXX in the stores unit front, report openings of opened count that we the store On to closures. net

stores, U.S. the For have the net full since net most opened store openings had we U.S. year, XXXX. we XXX

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prior to year. for quarter were million from XX% up the revenues fourth total Turning revenues, $XXX or the

new of As in revenue the standard first the a XXXX. recognition accounting reminder, we quarter adopted

related advertising are result, not-for-profit gross to we a P&L. and on contributions the expenses, our our to fund As now required franchise report the

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reported on year. was statutory the tax XX% was due lower the rate from of effective the for quarter, rate This down the effective The from tax reported significantly tax primarily equity Our legislation of XX% credits benefit XXXX. points to federal impact end tax at tax compensation. rate X.X and percentage reform prior included from resulting based federal enacted

expect fourth was to we XX.X% $XX.X compensation. year quarter volatility net all income in We up to million rate When tax or our will equity-based add the effective you that up, it see over continue prior our quarter. related

in quarter was fourth versus $X.XX $X.XX year. EPS prior Our the diluted

down. break Here is how that $X.XX increase

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returned dividend also shareholders $XX we to Subsequent payments quarterly to XX% in quarterly dividend the per $X on February of required and quarter, Directors made principal approximately XXth, on fourth to million million our form debt. our our long-term of year-end Board increased the our of During two $X.XX share.

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Rich Allison

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Operator

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Your question please.

Peter Saleh

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Rich Allison

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Peter Saleh

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Rich Allison

with really the quarter. We're the happy fourth growth in comp in the US

the like comp exactly traffic As see it's really dimensions. business a with earlier, is across stated healthy what driven we all which to

Timothy McIntyre

Tim. Hi call, we stick to really just please. you everybody reiterate, I'd this to would like one to this like question is on

Operator

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question Your please.

Karen Holthouse

as that programs of is to program, the transaction. can program. So, an you confidence of expanded and you one we in outside just just apparent is of that you pathway, half-life about jump promotion and something the you points sort it put performance a loyalty Should digital was reasons, context loyalty needed for with talked come been new previously a of Pie's expanded the that start, existing sort indication, overall of more in become in like starting natural

Rich Allison

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Operator

Thank you.

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please. question Your

Matthew DiFrisco

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Jeffrey Lawrence

obviously now calendar did report for since it's We'll us Jeff. the this get I enter Yeah, you can't by right QX hit point, We'll QX it we're that. Matt, in about on QX. and in of what most can tell But we that primarily is, back, X.X shift.

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Operator

Thank you.

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Your please. question

David Tarantino

morning. similar quite and you what was comp Hi, domestic good the you pretty know But was add the is My calendar when issue, bit a comp to question the comparison QX QX. on back lower. trends, had in I the

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Rich Allison

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Operator

Thank you.

from of Our next the question Sara Senatore Bernstein. comes from line

Your question please.

Sara Senatore

Hi. Thanks.

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Rich Allison

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Operator

you. Thank

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question please. Your

John Glass

Hi, thanks, good morning.

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Rich Allison

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Operator

Thank you.

line Our next Lynch. from question of the comes Francfort of Merrill from America Bank Gregory

Your question please.

Gregory Francfort

Hey, guys.

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Jeff Lawrence

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Operator

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Jeff Lawrence

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Operator

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Chris O'Cull

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Jeff Lawrence

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Rich Allison

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Operator

you. Thank

from of Our John the next line Ivankoe question comes from JPMorgan.

question Your please.

John Ivankoe

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Rich Allison

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Operator

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Jeremy Scott

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Rich Allison

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Dennis Geiger

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Rich Allison

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Operator

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Jeffrey Bernstein

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Rich Allison

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Jeffrey Bernstein

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Jeff Lawrence

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Andrew Charles

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Jeff Lawrence

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Alton Stump

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Rich Allison

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Operator

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Rich Allison

to discussing thanks on quarter our We forward your and appreciate Well, time first April XXXX results everyone. Wednesday, today XX. we look

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