>The Cheesecake Factory Reports Results for Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2009

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>Total revenues were $400.6 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 as compared to $400.4 million in the prior year fourth quarter. Net income and diluted net income per share were impacted by certain charges recorded in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009, as detailed below, resulting in a net loss and diluted net loss per share of $13,000 and $0.00, respectively.

In accordance with accounting rules, the Company recorded pre-tax, non-cash charges of $26.5 million related to the impairment of four Grand Lux Cafe restaurants in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009. All of the Grand Lux Cafe locations remain open. In addition, the Company made a $2.2 million, pre-tax payment to unwind an interest rate collar in conjunction with a $50 million repayment on its revolving credit facility. Collectively, these items reduced reported diluted net income per share by approximately $0.28. Excluding these items, net income was $17.2 million and diluted net income per share was $0.28.

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