FAT Brands (FAT) – Reports Fourth Quarter Results

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Monday, March 11, 2024

FAT Brands (NASDAQ: FAT) is a leading global franchising company that strategically acquires, markets, and develops fast casual, quick-service, casual dining, and polished casual dining concepts around the world. The Company currently owns 17 restaurant brands: Round Table Pizza, Fatburger, Marble Slab Creamery, Johnny Rockets, Fazoli’s, Twin Peaks, Great American Cookies, Hot Dog on a Stick, Buffalo’s Cafe & Express, Hurricane Grill & Wings, Pretzelmaker, Elevation Burger, Native Grill & Wings, Yalla Mediterranean and Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouses, and franchises and owns over 2,300 units worldwide. For more information on FAT Brands, please visit

Joe Gomes, Managing Director, Equity Research Analyst, Generalist , Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

Joshua Zoepfel, Research Associate, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

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4Q23 Results. FAT Brands reported 4Q23 revenue of $158.6 million, up 52.8% y-o-y, driven by the Smokey Bones acquisition. System-wide sales growth was 16.5%. FAT reported adjusted EBITDA of $27 million in the quarter, compared to $19.6 million in 4Q23. Net loss for the quarter was $26.2 million, or $1.68/sh, compared to a net loss of $70.8 million, or $4.39/sh last year. Adjusted net loss for the quarter was $17.3 million, or $1.15/sh, compared to a net loss of $43 million, or a loss of $2.70/sh, last year. We had projected revenue of $150 million and a net loss of $25.9 million, or a loss of $1.55/sh.

New Locations. During the quarter, FAT Brands saw 29 store openings, bringing the full year count to 125 locations, somewhat below the original expectation of 150 new locations. Management expects another 125+ new openings in 2024. The current 1,100 store pipeline will add some $60 million of adjusted EBITDA once built out.

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