>SPARTANBURG, S.C., Feb 17, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Denny’s Corporation (NASDAQ:DENN) today reported results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 30th, 2009.
Full Year Summary
•Opened forty new restaurants and delivered positive system unit growth of ten restaurants
•Sold eighty-one company restaurants under Denny’s Franchise Growth Initiative (FGI); franchised restaurants are now 85% of Denny’s system
•Net income of $41.6 million, including $19.4 million of gains on sale of assets
•Adjusted income before taxes* grew $6.8 million, or 29%, to $30.0 million
•Generated $40.7 million in cash proceeds from asset sales and reduced outstanding debt by $49.0 million
•Same-store sales decreased 3.7% at company units and 5.2% at franchised units