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CBRL 2019-02-01
Part I - Financial Information
Item 1. Financial Statements
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
Part II. Other Information
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Item 6. Exhibits
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Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Earnings 2019-02-01

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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 10‑Q

(Mark One)
 
Quarterly Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the Quarterly Period Ended February 1, 2019

OR


Transition report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the transition period from_________ to__________

Commission file number: 001‑25225



Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Tennessee
 
62‑0812904
 (State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
 
 (I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

305 Hartmann Drive

37087-4779
Lebanon, Tennessee
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
 (Zip code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (615) 444-5533

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports) and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
Yes ☑    No ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).  Yes ☑    No ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filer  ☑
Accelerated filer  ☐
Non-accelerated filer  ☐
Smaller reporting company 
Emerging growth company  ☐
 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
Yes ☐    No ☑

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the registrant’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

24,041,374 Shares of Common Stock
Outstanding as of February 19, 2019



CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE, INC.

FORM 10-Q

For the Quarter Ended February 1, 2019

INDEX

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Page
   
 

ITEM 1. Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)
 



 


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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1.  Financial Statements

CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share data)
(Unaudited)

ASSETS
 
February 1,
2019
   
August 3,
2018*
 
Current Assets:
           
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
169,564
   
$
114,656
 
Accounts receivable
   
16,977
     
19,496
 
Inventories
   
151,402
     
156,253
 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
   
21,200
     
16,347
 
Total current assets
   
359,143
     
306,752
 
Property and equipment
   
2,266,061
     
2,212,601
 
Less: Accumulated depreciation and amortization of capital leases
   
1,103,875
     
1,063,466
 
Property and equipment – net
   
1,162,186
     
1,149,135
 
Other assets
   
66,474
     
71,468
 
Total assets
 
$
1,587,803
   
$
1,527,355
 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
           
Current Liabilities:
           
Accounts payable
 
$
117,885
   
$
122,332
 
Deferred revenue
   
104,365
     
76,292
 
Accrued interest expense
   
3,698
     
49
 
Other current liabilities
   
154,182
     
165,946
 
Total current liabilities
   
380,130
     
364,619
 
                 
Long-term debt
   
400,000
     
400,000
 
Other long-term obligations
   
127,719
     
128,794
 
Deferred income taxes
   
51,336
     
52,161
 

Commitments and Contingencies (Note 12)
           
             
Shareholders’ Equity:
           
Preferred stock – 100,000,000 shares of $.01 par value authorized; 300,000 shares designated as Series A Junior Participating Preferred Stock; no shares issued
   
--
     
--
 
Common stock – 400,000,000 shares of $.01 par value authorized; 24,041,374 shares issued and outstanding at February 1, 2019, and 24,011,550 shares issued and outstanding at August 3, 2018
   
240
     
240
 
Additional paid-in capital
   
46,125
     
44,049
 
Accumulated other comprehensive income
   
1,939
     
4,685
 
Retained earnings
   
580,314
     
532,807
 
Total shareholders’ equity
   
628,618
     
581,781
 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity
 
$
1,587,803
   
$
1,527,355
 

See Notes to unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

* This Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet has been derived from the audited Consolidated Balance Sheet as of August 3, 2018, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended August 3, 2018.

CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In thousands, except share data)
(Unaudited)

 
Quarter Ended
   
Six Months Ended
 
   
February 1,
2019
   
January 26,
2018
   
February 1,
2019
   
January 26,
2018
 
                         
Total revenue
 
$
811,707
   
$
787,771
   
$
1,545,250
   
$
1,498,139
 
                                 
Cost of goods sold (exclusive of depreciation and rent)
   
265,179
     
260,952
     
487,472
     
471,701
 
Labor and other related expenses
   
276,774
     
263,726
     
534,933
     
511,794
 
Other store operating expenses
   
156,819
     
150,407
     
309,297
     
294,227
 
Store operating income
   
112,935
     
112,686
     
213,548
     
220,417
 
General and administrative expenses
   
36,224
     
36,012
     
75,159
     
72,905
 
Operating income
   
76,711
     
76,674
     
138,389
     
147,512
 
Interest expense
   
4,177
     
3,680
     
8,526
     
7,298
 
Income before income taxes
   
72,534
     
72,994
     
129,863
     
140,214
 
Provision for income taxes
   
11,779
     
(18,145
)
   
21,901
     
2,695
 
Net income
 
$
60,755
   
$
91,139
   
$
107,962
   
$
137,519
 
                                 
Net income per share:
                               
Basic
 
$
2.53
   
$
3.80
   
$
4.49
   
$
5.73
 
Diluted
 
$
2.52
   
$
3.79
   
$
4.48
   
$
5.71
 
                                 
Weighted average shares:
                               
Basic
   
24,040,374
     
24,001,493
     
24,031,480
     
24,018,347
 
Diluted
   
24,093,725
     
24,056,533
     
24,083,723
     
24,080,860
 
                                 
Dividends declared per share
 
$
1.25
   
$
1.20
   
$
2.50
   
$
2.40
 
                                 
Dividends paid per share
 
$
1.25
   
$
1.20
   
$
2.50
   
$
2.40
 

See Notes to unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Unaudited and in thousands)

 
Quarter Ended
   
Six Months Ended
 
   
February 1,
2019
   
January 26,
2018
   
February 1,
2019
   
January 26,
2018
 
                         
Net income
 
$
60,755
   
$
91,139
   
$
107,962
   
$
137,519
 
                                 
Other comprehensive (loss) income before income tax (benefit) expense:
                               
Change in fair value of interest rate swaps
   
(5,371
)
   
5,394
     
(3,672
)
   
8,449
 
Income tax (benefit) expense
   
(1,332
)
   
1,855
     
(926
)
   
3,023
 
Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax
   
(4,039
)
   
3,539
     
(2,746
)
   
5,426
 
Comprehensive income
 
$
56,716
   
$
94,678
   
$
105,216
   
$
142,945
 

See Notes to unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
(Unaudited and in thousands except share data)







Additional
Paid-In
Capital


Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income


Retained
Earnings


Total
Shareholders’
Equity

Common Stock
Shares
   
Amount
Balances at August 3, 2018
   
24,011,550
   
$
240
   
$
44,049
   
$
4,685
   
$
532,807
   
$
581,781
 
Comprehensive Income:
                                               
Net income
   
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
47,207
     
47,207
 
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax
   
--
     
--
     
--
     
1,293
     
--
     
1,293
 
Total comprehensive income (loss)
   
--
     
--
     
--
     
1,293
     
47,207
     
48,500
 
Cash dividends declared - $1.25 per share
   
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
(30,176
)
   
(30,176
)
Share-based compensation
   
--
     
--
     
2,089
     
--
     
--
     
2,089
 
Issuance of share-based  compensation awards, net of shares withheld for employee  taxes
   
22,825
     
--
     
(2,016
)
   
--
     
--
     
(2,016
)
Balances at November 2, 2018
   
24,034,375
   
$
240
   
$
44,122
   
$
5,978
   
$
549,838
   
$
600,178
 
Comprehensive Income:
                                               
Net income
   
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
60,755
     
60,755
 
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax
   
--
     
--
     
--
     
(4,039
)
   
--
     
(4,039
)
Total comprehensive income (loss)
   
--
     
--
     
--
     
(4,039
)
   
60,755
     
56,716
 
Cash dividends declared - $1.25 per share
   
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
(30,279
)
   
(30,279
)
Share-based compensation
   
--
     
--
     
2,044
     
--
     
--
     
2,044
 
Issuance of share-based  compensation awards, net of shares withheld for employee  taxes
   
6,999
     
--
     
(41
)
   
--
     
--
     
(41
)
Balances at February 1, 2019
   
24,041,374
   
$
240
   
$
46,125
   
$
1,939
   
$
580,314
   
$
628,618
 

See Notes to unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited and in thousands)

   
Six Months Ended
 
   
February 1,
2019
   
January 26,
2018
 
             
Cash flows from operating activities:
           
Net income
 
$
107,962
   
$
137,519
 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
               
Depreciation and amortization
   
51,056
     
44,344
 
Loss on disposition of property and equipment
   
5,760
     
3,029
 
Share-based compensation
   
4,133
     
4,321
 
Changes in assets and liabilities:
               
Inventories
   
4,851
     
(3,216
)
Other current assets
   
(2,334
)
   
(6,359
)
Accounts payable
   
(4,447
)
   
(11,893
)
Other current liabilities
   
20,641
     
2,654
 
Other long-term assets and liabilities
   
3,241
     
(21,894
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
   
190,863
     
148,505
 
                 
Cash flows from investing activities:
               
Purchase of property and equipment
   
(70,286
)
   
(63,728
)
Proceeds from insurance recoveries of property and equipment
   
457
     
275
 
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment
   
91
     
340
 
Net cash used in investing activities
   
(69,738
)
   
(63,113
)
                 
Cash flows from financing activities:
               
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt
   
400,000
     
--
 
(Taxes withheld) and proceeds from issuance of share-based compensation awards, net
   
(2,057
)
   
(3,360
)
Principal payments under long-term debt
   
(400,000
)
   
--
 
Purchases and retirement of common stock
   
--
     
(14,772
)
Deferred financing costs
   
(3,022
)
   
--
 
Dividends on common stock
   
(61,138
)
   
(59,453
)
Net cash used in financing activities
   
(66,217
)
   
(77,585
)
                 
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents
   
54,908
     
7,807
 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
   
114,656
     
161,001
 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
 
$
169,564
   
$
168,808
 
                 
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:
               
Cash paid during the period for:
               
Interest, net of amounts capitalized
 
$
4,217
   
$
6,780
 
Income taxes
 
$
20,201
   
$
22,889
 
                 
Supplemental schedule of non-cash investing and financing activities:
               
Capital expenditures accrued in accounts payable
 
$
7,548
   
$
2,737
 
Change in fair value of interest rate swaps
 
$
(3,672
)
 
$
8,449
 
Change in deferred tax asset for interest rate swaps
 
$
926
   
$
(3,023
)
Dividends declared but not yet paid
 
$
31,093
   
$
29,853
 

See Notes to unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(In thousands, except percentages, share and per share data)
(Unaudited)

1.
Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. and its affiliates (collectively, in these Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, the “Company”) are principally engaged in the operation and development in the United States of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® (“Cracker Barrel”) concept.

The condensed consolidated balance sheets at February 1, 2019 and August 3, 2018, the related condensed consolidated statement of changes in shareholders’ equity at February 1, 2019 and the related condensed consolidated statements of income, comprehensive income and cash flows for the quarters ended February 1, 2019 and January 26, 2018, respectively, have been prepared by the Company in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) without audit.  In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal and recurring items) necessary for a fair presentation of such condensed consolidated financial statements have been made.  The results of operations for any interim period are not necessarily indicative of results for a full year.

These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended August 3, 2018 (the “2018 Form 10-K”).  The accounting policies used in preparing these condensed consolidated financial statements are the same as described in the 2018 Form 10-K except for the expanded accounting policy disclosure for revenue recognition discussed in Note 8.  References to a year in these Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are to the Company’s fiscal year unless otherwise noted.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements Adopted

Revenue Recognition

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued accounting guidance which clarifies the principles for recognizing revenue and provides a comprehensive model for revenue recognition.  Revenue recognition should depict the transfer of goods or services to a customer at an amount that reflects the consideration a company expects to receive in exchange for those goods or services.  The guidance also requires additional disclosures about the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from customer contracts.  This accounting guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim periods within those fiscal years.  The Company adopted this accounting guidance using the modified retrospective transition method.  The adoption of this accounting guidance in the first quarter of 2019 did not have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial position or results of operations, and the Company did not record a cumulative catch-up adjustment to the opening balance of retained earnings.  See Note 8 for further discussion on revenue recognition accounting policies and related disclosures.

Recognition of Breakage for Certain Prepaid Stored-Value Products

In March 2016, in order to address diversity in practice related to the derecognition of a prepaid stored-value product liability, the FASB issued accounting guidance requiring breakage for prepaid stored-value product liabilities to be accounted for consistent with the breakage guidance in the revenue recognition standard (see “Revenue Recognition” above). This accounting guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim periods within those fiscal years.  This accounting guidance may be applied either on a modified retrospective basis or on a retrospective basis.  The Company adopted this accounting guidance using the modified retrospective transition method.  The adoption of this accounting guidance in the first quarter of 2019 did not have a significant impact on the Company’s consolidated financial position or results of operations, and the Company did not record a cumulative catch-up adjustment to the opening balance of retained earnings.

Modification of Share-Based Payment Awards

In May 2017, the FASB issued accounting guidance to provide clarity, reduce the diversity in practice and to simplify the accounting guidance related to a change to the terms or conditions of a share-based payment award. This new standard provides guidance for evaluating which changes to the terms or conditions of a share-based payment award are substantive and require modification accounting to be applied.  This accounting guidance is effective for fiscal periods beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim periods within those fiscal years on a prospective basis.   The adoption of this accounting guidance in the first quarter of 2019 did not have a significant impact on the Company’s consolidated financial position or results of operations.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements Not Yet Adopted

Leases

In February 2016, the FASB issued accounting guidance which requires the recognition of lease assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet and disclosure of key information about leasing arrangements.  The accounting guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, and interim periods within those fiscal years on a modified retrospective basis.  Early adoption is permitted.  The Company is in the process of implementing software to assist in the quantification of the impact on the Company’s consolidated financial position and results of operations related to the adoption of this accounting guidance in the first quarter of 2020.

Accounting for Hedging Activities

In August 2017, the FASB issued accounting guidance which amends the recognition, presentation and disclosure requirements of hedge accounting in order to better portray the economics of entities’ risk management activities, increase transparency and understandability of hedging relationships and simplify the application of hedge accounting.  This accounting guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, and interim periods within those fiscal years. Early application is permitted.  The recognition requirements for cash flow and net investment hedges existing at the date of adoption will be applied using a cumulative-effect adjustment to retained earnings.  The amended presentation and disclosure requirements will be applied on a prospective basis.  The Company is currently evaluating the impact of adopting this accounting guidance in the first quarter of 2020.

Reclassification of Certain Tax Effects from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income

On December 22, 2017, the U.S. government enacted P.L. 115-97, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Tax Act”).  In February 2018, the FASB issued accounting guidance which allows a reclassification from accumulated other comprehensive income to retained earnings for stranded tax effects resulted from the Tax Act.  This accounting guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, and interim periods within those fiscal years. If elected, this accounting guidance should be applied either in the period of adoption or retrospectively to each period in which the change in the U.S. federal corporate rate in the Tax Act is recognized.  Early application is permitted.  The Company is currently evaluating the impact of adopting this accounting guidance in the first quarter of 2020.

Share-Based Payment Arrangements With Nonemployees

In June 2018, the FASB issued accounting guidance in order to simplify accounting for share-based payments granted to nonemployees for goods and services.  This new guidance aligns most of the accounting requirements for share-based payments granted to nonemployees with the existing guidance for share-based payments granted to employees.  This accounting guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, and interim periods within those fiscal years, using a modified retrospective transition approach.   Early adoption is permitted.  The Company does not expect that the adoption of this accounting guidance in the first quarter of 2020 will have a significant impact on the Company’s consolidated financial position or results of operations.

2.
Fair Value Measurements

The Company’s assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis at February 1, 2019 were as follows:

   
Level 1
   
Level 2
   
Level 3
   
Total Fair
Value
 
Cash equivalents*
 
$
95,446
   
$
--
   
$
--
   
$
95,446
 
Interest rate swap asset (see Note 5)
   
--
     
1,824
     
--
     
1,824
 
Total
 
$
95,446
   
$
1,824
   
$
--
   
$
97,270
 
Deferred compensation plan assets**
                           
29,554
 
Total assets at fair value
                         
$
126,824
 

Interest rate swap liability (see Note 5)
 
$
--
   
$
513
   
$
--
   
$
513
 
Total
 
$
--
   
$
513
   
$
--
   
$
513
 

The Company’s assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis at August 3, 2018 were as follows:

   
Level 1
   
Level 2
   
Level 3
   
Total Fair
Value
 
Cash equivalents*
 
$
38,446
   
$
--
   
$
--
   
$
38,446
 
Interest rate swap asset (see Note 5)
   
--
     
6,255
     
--
     
6,255
 
Total
 
$
38,446
   
$
6,255
   
$
--
   
$
44,701
 
Deferred compensation plan assets**
                           
32,669
 
Total assets at fair value
                         
$
77,370
 

Interest rate swap liability (see Note 5)
 
$
--
   
$
--
   
$
--
   
$
--
 
Total
 
$
--
   
$
--
   
$
--
   
$
--
 

*Consists of money market fund investments.
**Represents plan assets invested in mutual funds established under a rabbi trust for the Company’s non-qualified savings plan and is included in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as other assets.

The Company’s money market fund investments are measured at fair value using quoted market prices.  The fair values of the Company’s interest rate swap assets and liabilities are determined based on the present value of expected future cash flows.  Since the values of the Company’s interest rate swaps are based on the LIBOR forward curve, which is observable at commonly quoted intervals for the full terms of the swaps, it is considered a Level 2 input.  Non-performance risk is reflected in determining the fair value of the interest rate swaps by using the Company’s credit spread less the risk-free interest rate, both of which are observable at commonly quoted intervals for the terms of the swaps.  Thus, the adjustment for non-performance risk is also considered a Level 2 input.  The Company’s deferred compensation plan assets are measured based on net asset value per share as a practical expedient to estimate fair value.

The fair values of the Company’s accounts receivable and accounts payable approximate their carrying amounts because of their short duration.  The fair value of the Company’s variable rate debt, based on quoted market prices, which are considered Level 1 inputs, approximates its carrying amount at February 1, 2019 and August 3, 2018.

3.
Inventories

Inventories were comprised of the following at:

   
February 1, 2019
   
August 3, 2018
 
Retail
 
$
111,140
   
$
117,606
 
Restaurant
   
21,758
     
20,659
 
Supplies
   
18,504
     
17,988
 
Total
 
$
151,402
   
$
156,253
 

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4.
Debt

On September 5, 2018, the Company entered into a five-year $950,000 revolving credit facility (“2019 Revolving Credit Facility”).   The 2019 Revolving Credit Facility also contains an option to increase the revolving credit facility by $300,000.  The 2019 Revolving Credit Facility replaced the Company’s $750,000 revolving credit facility (“Prior Credit Facility”).  Loan acquisition costs associated with the 2019 Revolving Credit Facility were capitalized in the amount of $3,022 and will be amortized over the five-year term of the 2019 Revolving Credit Facility.  Loan acquisition costs of $166 associated with the Prior Credit Facility were written off in the first quarter of 2019 and are recorded in interest expense in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income.

At both February 1, 2019 and August 3, 2018, the Company had $400,000 of outstanding borrowings under its credit facility.  At February 1, 2019, the Company had $8,955 of standby letters of credit, which reduce the Company’s borrowing availability under the 2019 Revolving Credit Facility (see Note 12 for more information on the Company’s standby letters of credit).  At February 1, 2019, the Company had $541,045 in borrowing availability under the 2019 Revolving Credit Facility.

In accordance with the 2019 Revolving Credit Facility, outstanding borrowings bear interest, at the Company’s election, either at LIBOR or prime plus a percentage point spread based on certain specified financial ratios under the 2019 Revolving Credit Facility.  As of February 1, 2019, the Company’s outstanding borrowings were swapped at a weighted average interest rate of 3.73% (see Note 5 for information on the Company’s interest rate swaps).

The 2019 Revolving Credit Facility contains customary financial covenants, which include maintenance of a maximum consolidated total leverage ratio and a minimum consolidated interest coverage ratio.  At February 1, 2019, the Company was in compliance with all financial covenants.

The 2019 Revolving Credit Facility also imposes restrictions on the amount of dividends the Company is permitted to pay and the amount of shares the Company is permitted to repurchase.  Under the 2019 Revolving Credit Facility, provided there is no default existing and the total of the Company’s availability under the 2019 Revolving Credit Facility plus the Company’s cash and cash equivalents on hand is at least $100,000 (the “cash availability”), the Company may declare and pay cash dividends on shares of its common stock and repurchase shares of its common stock (1) in an unlimited amount if, at the time such dividend or repurchase is made, the Company’s consolidated total leverage ratio is 3.00 to 1.00 or less and (2) in an aggregate amount not to exceed $100,000 in any fiscal year if the Company’s consolidated total leverage ratio is greater than 3.00 to 1.00 at the time the dividend or repurchase is made; notwithstanding (1) and (2), so long as immediately after giving effect to the payment of any such dividends, cash availability is at least $100,000, the Company may declare and pay cash dividends on shares of its common stock in an aggregate amount not to exceed in any fiscal year the product of the aggregate amount of dividends declared in the fourth quarter of the immediately preceding fiscal year multiplied by four.

5.
Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities

The Company has interest rate risk relative to its outstanding borrowings (see Note 4 for information on the Company’s outstanding borrowings).  The Company’s policy has been to manage interest cost using a mix of fixed and variable rate debt.  To manage this risk in a cost-efficient manner, the Company uses derivative instruments, specifically interest rate swaps.

For each of the Company’s interest rate swaps, the Company has agreed to exchange with a counterparty the difference between fixed and variable interest amounts calculated by reference to an agreed-upon notional principal amount.  The interest rates on the portion of the Company’s outstanding debt covered by its interest rate swaps are fixed at the rates in the table below plus the Company’s credit spread.  The Company’s credit spread at February 1, 2019 was 1.25%.  All of the Company’s interest rate swaps are accounted for as cash flow hedges.

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A summary of the Company’s interest rate swaps at February 1, 2019 is as follows:

 
Trade Date
 
Effective Date
 
Term
(in Years)
   
Notional Amount
   
Fixed
Rate
 
June 18, 2014
May 3, 2015
   
4
   
$
160,000
     
2.51
%
June 24, 2014
May 3, 2015
   
4
     
120,000
     
2.51
%
July 1, 2014
May 5, 2015
   
4
     
120,000
     
2.43
%
January 30, 2015
May 3, 2019
   
2
     
60,000
     
2.16
%
January 30, 2015
May 4, 2021
   
3
     
120,000
     
2.41
%
January 30, 2015
May 3, 2019
   
2
     
60,000
     
2.15
%
January 30, 2015
May 4, 2021
   
3
     
80,000
     
2.40
%
January 16, 2019
May 3, 2019
   
3
     
115,000
     
2.63
%
January 16, 2019
May 3, 2019
   
2
     
115,000
     
2.68
%

The Company does not hold or use derivative instruments for trading purposes.  The Company also does not have any derivatives not designated as hedging instruments and has not designated any non-derivatives as hedging instruments.

Companies may elect to offset related assets and liabilities and report the net amount on their financial statements if the right of setoff exists.  Under a master netting agreement, the Company has the legal right to offset the amounts owed to the Company against amounts owed by the Company under a derivative instrument that exists between the Company and a counterparty.  When the Company is engaged in more than one outstanding derivative transaction with the same counterparty and also has a legally enforceable master netting agreement with that counterparty, its credit risk exposure is based on the net exposure under the master netting agreement.  If, on a net basis, the Company owes the counterparty, the Company regards its credit exposure to the counterparty as being zero.

The estimated fair values of the Company’s derivative instruments as of February 1, 2019 and August 3, 2018 were as follows:

(See Note 2)
Balance Sheet Location
 
February 1, 2019
   
August 3, 2018
 
Interest rate swaps
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
 
$
248
   
$
169
 
Interest rate swaps
Other assets
   
1,576
     
6,086
 
Total assets
   
$
1,824
   
$
6,255
 

Interest rate swaps
Other long-term obligations
 
$
513
   
$
--
 
Total liabilities
   
$
513
   
$
--
 

*These interest rate swap assets and liabilities are recorded at gross at both February 1, 2019 and August 3, 2018 since there were no offsetting assets and liabilities under the Company’s master netting agreements.

The estimated fair value of the Company’s interest rate swap assets and liabilities incorporate the Company’s non-performance risk (see Note 2).  The adjustment related to the Company’s non-performance risk at February 1, 2019 and August 3, 2018 resulted in reductions of $38 and $213, respectively, in the fair value of the interest rate swap assets and liabilities.  The offset to the interest rate swap assets and liabilities are recorded in accumulated other comprehensive income (“AOCI”), net of the deferred tax asset, and will be reclassified into earnings over the term of the underlying debt.  As of February 1, 2019, the estimated pre-tax portion of AOCI that is expected to be reclassified into earnings over the next twelve months is $773.  Cash flows related to the interest rate swaps are included in interest expense and in operating activities.

The following table summarizes the pre-tax effects of the Company’s derivative instruments on AOCI for the six months ended February 1, 2019 and the year ended August 3, 2018:

    
Amount of (Loss) Income Recognized in
AOCI on Derivatives (Effective Portion)
 
 
Six Months Ended
February 1, 2019
   
Year Ended
August 3, 2018
 
Cash flow hedges:
           
Interest rate swaps
 
$
(3,672
)
 
$
13,103
 

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The following table summarizes the pre-tax effects of the Company’s derivative instruments on income for the quarters and six-month periods ended February 1, 2019 and January 26, 2018:


Location of Loss
Reclassified from
AOCI into Income
(Effective Portion)

Amount of Loss Reclassified from AOCI into Income
(Effective Portion)
 
    
Quarter Ended
   
Six Months Ended
 
    
February 1,
2019
   
January 26,
2018
   
February 1,
2019
   
January 26,
2018
 
Cash flow hedges:
                         
Interest rate swaps
Interest expense
 
$
141
   
$
923
   
$
141
   
$
1,987
 

Any portion of the fair value of the swaps determined to be ineffective will be recognized currently in earnings.  No ineffectiveness has been recorded in the six-month periods ended February 1, 2019 and January 26, 2018.

The following table summarizes the changes in AOCI, net of tax, related to the Company’s interest rate swaps for the six months ended February 1, 2019 (see Notes 2 and 5):

   
Changes in AOCI
 
AOCI balance at August 3, 2018
 
$
4,685
 
Other comprehensive loss before reclassifications
   
(2,640
)
Amounts reclassified from AOCI
   
(106
)
Other comprehensive loss, net of tax
   
(2,746
)
AOCI balance at February 1, 2019
 
$
1,939
 

The following table summarizes the amounts reclassified out of AOCI related to the Company’s interest rate swaps for the quarter and six months ended February 1, 2019:

   
Amount Reclassified from AOCIL
 
Affected Line Item in the
Condensed Consolidated
Financial Statements
   
Quarter Ended
   
Six Months Ended
 
Loss on cash flow hedges:
           
Interest rate swaps
 
$
(141
)
 
$
(141
)
Interest expense
Tax benefit
   
35
     
35
 
Provision for income taxes
   
$
(106
)
 
$
(106
)
Net of tax

6.
Seasonality

Historically, the net income of the Company has been lower in the first and third quarters and higher in the second and fourth quarters.  Management attributes these variations to the holiday shopping season and the summer vacation and travel season.  The Company's retail sales, which are made substantially to the Company’s restaurant customers, historically have been highest in the Company's second quarter, which includes the holiday shopping season.  Historically, interstate tourist traffic and the propensity to dine out have been higher during the summer months, thereby contributing to higher profits in the Company’s fourth quarter.  The Company generally opens additional new locations throughout the year.  Therefore, the results of operations for any interim period cannot be considered indicative of the operating results for an entire year.

7.
Segment Information

Cracker Barrel stores represent a single, integrated operation with two related and substantially integrated product lines.  The operating expenses of the restaurant and retail product lines of a Cracker Barrel store are shared and are indistinguishable in many respects.  Accordingly, the Company currently manages its business on the basis of one reportable operating segment.  All of the Company’s operations are located within the United States.

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8.
Revenue Recognition

Revenue consists primarily of sales from restaurant and retail operations. The Company recognizes revenue when it satisfies a performance obligation by transferring control over a product or service to a restaurant guest, retail customer or other customer.  The Company’s policy is to present sales in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income on a net presentation basis after deducting sales tax.

Disaggregation of revenue

Total revenue was comprised of the following for the specified periods:

   
Quarter Ended
   
Six Months Ended
 
   
February 1,
2019
   
January 26,
2018
   
February 1,
2019
   
January 26,
2018
 
Revenue:
                       
Restaurant
 
$
631,175
   
$
603,198
   
$
1,222,153
   
$
1,181,435
 
Retail
   
180,532
     
184,573
     
323,097
     
316,704
 
Total revenue
 
$
811,707
   
$
787,771
   
$
1,545,250
   
$
1,498,139
 

Restaurant Revenue

The Company recognizes revenues from restaurant sales when payment is tendered at the point of sale, as the Company’s performance obligation to provide food and beverages is satisfied.

Retail Revenue

The Company recognizes revenues from retail sales when payment is tendered at the point of sale, as the Company’s performance obligation to provide merchandise is satisfied.  Ecommerce sales, including shipping revenue, are recorded upon delivery to the customer. Additionally, estimated sales returns are calculated based on return history and sales levels.

Gift Card Breakage

Included in restaurant and retail revenue is gift card breakage.  Customer purchases of gift cards, to be utilized at the Company's stores, are not recognized as sales until the card is redeemed and the customer purchases food and/or merchandise.   Gift cards do not carry an expiration date; therefore, customers can redeem their gift cards indefinitely. A certain number of gift cards will not be fully redeemed. Management estimates unredeemed balances and recognizes gift card breakage revenue for these amounts in the Company's Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income over the expected redemption period.  Gift card breakage is recognized when the likelihood of a gift card being redeemed by the customer is remote and the Company determines that there is not a legal obligation to remit the unredeemed gift card balance to the relevant jurisdiction.  The determination of the gift card breakage rate is based upon the Company’s specific historical redemption patterns. The Company recognizes gift card breakage by applying its estimate of the rate of gift card breakage over the period of estimated redemption.  For the quarter and six months ended February 1, 2019, respectively, gift card breakage was $2,451 and $3,656.  For the quarter and six months ended January 26, 2018, respectively, gift card breakage was $2,447 and $3,753.

Deferred revenue related to the Company’s gift cards was $104,350 and $76,199, respectively, at February 1, 2019 and August 3, 2018.  Revenue recognized in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income for the six months ended February 1, 2019 and January 26, 2018, respectively, for the redemption of gift cards which were included in the deferred revenue balance at the beginning of the fiscal year was $52,696 and $49,179.

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9.
Share-Based Compensation

Share-based compensation is recorded in general and administrative expenses in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.  Total share-based compensation was comprised of the following for the specified periods:

   
Quarter Ended
   
Six Months Ended
 
   
February 1,
2019
   
January 26,
2018
   
February 1,
2019
   
January 26,
2018
 
Nonvested stock awards
 
$
2,044
   
$
2,127
   
$
4,133
   
$
3,919
 
Performance-based market stock units (“MSU Grants”)
   
--
     
159
     
--
     
402
 
   
$
2,044
   
$
2,286
   
$
4,133
   
$
4,321
 

10.
Income Taxes

On December 22, 2017, the U.S. government enacted the Tax Act. The Tax Act made broad and complex changes to the U.S. tax code, including, but not limited to, reducing the U.S. federal corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% effective January 1, 2018.  The Company used a rate of 21% in fiscal 2019 to record federal corporate income taxes, and, in accordance with Section 15 of the Internal Revenue Code, a blended rate of 26.9% for fiscal 2018, by applying a prorated percentage of the number of days prior to and subsequent to the January 1, 2018 effective date of the Tax Act.

The SEC’s Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 118 (“SAB 118”) provides guidance on accounting for tax effects of the Tax Act.  SAB 118 provides a measurement period that should not extend beyond one year from the Tax Act enactment date for companies to complete the accounting guidance under FASB Accounting Standards Codification Topic 740, Income Taxes (“ASC 740”). In accordance with SAB 118, a company must reflect the income tax effects of those aspects of the Tax Act for which the accounting under ASC 740 is complete. To the extent that a company’s accounting for certain income tax effects of the Tax Act is incomplete but it is able to determine a reasonable estimate, the company must record a provisional estimate to be included in the financial statements. If a company cannot determine a provisional estimate to be included in the financial statements, it should continue to apply ASC 740 on the basis of the provision of the tax laws that were in effect immediately before the enactment of the Tax Act. Consequently, the Company recorded a provisional tax benefit for the re-measurement of deferred tax liabilities of $27,032 and $2,500 for long-term and short-term deferred tax liabilities, respectively, in the second quarter of 2018.  The Company has finalized its calculation of the re-measurement of deferred tax liabilities; the completion of the Company’s analysis resulted in no impact to Company’s consolidated financial statements.

11.
Net Income Per Share and Weighted Average Shares

Basic consolidated net income per share is computed by dividing consolidated net income available to common shareholders by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding for the reporting period.  Diluted consolidated net income per share reflects the potential dilution that could occur if securities, options or other contracts to issue shares of common stock were exercised or converted into shares of common stock and is based upon the weighted average number of shares of common stock and common equivalent shares outstanding during the reporting period. Common equivalent shares related to nonvested stock awards and units and MSU Grants issued by the Company are calculated using the treasury stock method.  The outstanding nonvested stock awards and units, MSU Grants and stock options issued by the Company represent the only dilutive effects on diluted consolidated net income per share.

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The following table reconciles the components of diluted earnings per share computations:

   
Quarter Ended
   
Six Months Ended
 
   
February 1,
2019
   
January 26,
2018
   
February 1,
2019
   
January 26,
2018
 
Net income per share numerator
 
$
60,755
   
$
91,139
   
$
107,962
   
$
137,519
 
                                 
Net income per share denominator:
                               
Weighted average shares
   
24,040,374
     
24,001,493
     
24,031,480
     
24,018,347
 
Add potential dilution:
                               
Stock options, nonvested stock awards and MSU Grants
   
53,351
     
55,040
     
52,243
     
62,513
 
Diluted weighted average shares
   
24,093,725
     
24,056,533
     
24,083,723
     
24,080,860
 

12.
Commitments and Contingencies

The Company and its subsidiaries are party to various legal and regulatory proceedings and claims incidental to their business in the ordinary course.  In the opinion of management, based upon information currently available, the ultimate liability with respect to these contingencies will not materially affect the Company’s financial statements.

Related to its workers’ compensation insurance coverage, the Company is contingently liable pursuant to standby letters of credit as credit guarantees to certain insurers.  As of February 1, 2019, the Company had $8,955 of standby letters of credit related to securing reserved claims under workers’ compensation insurance.  All standby letters of credit are renewable annually and reduce the Company’s borrowing availability under its Revolving Credit Facility (see Note 4).

At February 1, 2019, the Company is secondarily liable for lease payments associated with two properties occupied by a third party.  The Company is not aware of any non-performance under these lease arrangements that would result in the Company having to perform in accordance with the terms of these guarantees; and therefore, no provision has been recorded in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets for amounts to be paid in case of non-performance by the primary obligor under such lease arrangements.

The Company enters into certain indemnification agreements in favor of third parties in the ordinary course of business.  The Company believes that the probability of incurring an actual liability under such indemnification agreements is sufficiently remote that no such liability has been recorded in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of February 1, 2019.

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ITEM 2.
Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company,” “our” or “we”) are principally engaged in the operation and development in the United States of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® (“Cracker Barrel”) concept.  At February 1, 2019, we operated 657 Cracker Barrel stores in 45 states and seven Holler & Dash Biscuit HouseTM locations in five states.  All dollar amounts reported or discussed in this Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (“MD&A”) are shown in thousands, except per share amounts and certain statistical information (e.g., number of stores).  References to years in MD&A are to our fiscal year unless otherwise noted.

MD&A provides information which management believes is relevant to an assessment and understanding of our consolidated results of operations and financial condition.  MD&A should be read in conjunction with the (i) condensed consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and (ii) audited consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended August 3, 2018 (the “2018 Form 10-K”).  Except for specific historical information, many of the matters discussed in this report may express or imply projections of items such as revenues or expenditures, estimated capital expenditures, compliance with debt covenants, plans and objectives for future operations, inventory shrinkage, growth or initiatives, expected future economic performance or the expected outcome or impact of pending or threatened litigation. These and similar statements regarding events or results which we expect will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements that, by their nature, involve risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results and performance to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements.  All forward-looking information is provided pursuant to the safe harbor established under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and should be evaluated in the context of these risks, uncertainties and other factors. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “trends,” “assumptions,” “target,” “guidance,” “outlook,” “opportunity,” “future,” “plans,” “goals,” “objectives,” “expectations,” “near-term,” “long-term,” “projection,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “potential,” “should,” “projects,” “forecasts” or “continue”  (or the negative or other derivatives of each of these terms) or similar terminology.  We believe the assumptions underlying any forward-looking statements are reasonable; however, any of the assumptions could be inaccurate, and therefore, actual results may differ materially from those projected in or implied by the forward-looking statements.  In addition to the risks of ordinary business operations, and those discussed or described in this report or in information incorporated by reference into this report, factors and risks that may result in actual results differing from this forward-looking information include, but are not limited to, those contained in Part I, Item 1A of the 2018 Form 10-K, which is incorporated herein by this reference, as well as the factors described under “Critical Accounting Estimates” on pages 25-27 of this report or, from time to time, in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), press releases and other communications.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements made in this report because the statements speak only as of the report’s date.  Except as may be required by law, we have no obligation or intention to update or revise any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this report or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.  Readers are advised, however, to consult any future public disclosures that we may make on related subjects in reports that we file with or furnish to the SEC or in our other public disclosures.

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Overview

Management believes that the Cracker Barrel brand remains one of the strongest and most differentiated brands in the restaurant industry, and we plan to continue to leverage that strength throughout 2019 to grow sales and profits.  Our priorities for 2019 consist of the following:


·
Enhancing the core business through a heightened focus on the guest experience, food and value, and the continued expansion of our off-premise business;


·
Expanding the footprint in new and developing markets while replenishing our store opening pipeline.  We anticipate opening eight Cracker Barrel stores during 2019, of which five opened in the first six months of 2019; and


·
Extending the brand by optimizing long-term drivers, such as Holler & Dash Biscuit HouseTM, to further drive shareholder value.

We remain focused on the delivery of our 2019 priorities.

Results of Operations

The following table highlights our operating results by percentage relationships to total revenue for the quarter and six-month period ended February 1, 2019 as compared to the same periods in the prior year:

   
Quarter Ended
   
Six Months Ended
 
   
February 1,
   
January 26,
   
February 1,
   
January 26,
 
   
2019
   
2018
   
2019
   
2018
 
Total revenue
   
100.0
%
   
100.0
%
   
100.0
%
   
100.0
%
Cost of goods sold (exclusive of   depreciation and rent)
   
32.7
     
33.1
     
31.5
     
31.5
 
Labor and other related expenses
   
34.1
     
33.5
     
34.7
     
34.2
 
Other store operating expenses
   
19.3
     
19.1
     
20.0
     
19.6
 
Store operating income
   
13.9
     
14.3
     
13.8
     
14.7
 
General and administrative expenses
   
4.4
     
4.6
     
4.8
     
4.9
 
Operating income
   
9.5
     
9.7
     
9.0
     
9.8
 
Interest expense
   
0.6
     
0.4
     
0.6
     
0.4
 
Income before income taxes
   
8.9
     
9.3
     
8.4
     
9.4
 
Provision for income taxes
   
1.4
     
(2.3
)
   
1.4
     
0.2
 
Net income
   
7.5
%
   
11.6
%
   
7.0
%
   
9.2
%

The following table sets forth the number of stores in operation at the beginning and end of the quarters and six-month periods ended February 1, 2019 and January 26, 2018:

   
Quarter Ended
   
Six Months Ended
 
   
February 1,
   
January 26,
   
February 1,
   
January 26,
 
   
2019
   
2018
   
2019
   
2018
 
Open at beginning of the period
   
663
     
651
     
660
     
649
 
Opened during the period
   
2
     
3
     
5
     
5
 
Closed during the period
   
(1
)
   
--
     
(1
)
   
--
 
Open at end of the period
   
664
     
654
     
664
     
654
 

Total Revenue

Total revenue for the second quarter and first six months of 2019 increased 3.0% and 3.1%, respectively, compared to the same periods in the prior year.

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The following table highlights the key components of revenue for the quarter and six-month period ended February 1, 2019 as compared to the quarter and six-month period ended January 26, 2018:

   
Quarter Ended
   
Six Months Ended
 
   
February 1,
2019
   
January 26,
2018
   
February 1,
2019
   
January 26,
2018
 
Revenue in dollars:
                       
Restaurant
 
$
631,175
   
$
603,198
   
$
1,222,153
   
$
1,181,435
 
Retail
   
180,532
     
184,573
     
323,097
     
316,704
 
Total revenue
 
$
811,707
   
$
787,771
   
$
1,545,250
   
$
1,498,139
 
Total revenue by percentage relationships:
                               
Restaurant
   
77.8
%
   
76.6
%
   
79.1
%
   
78.9
%
Retail
   
22.2
%
   
23.4
%
   
20.9
%
   
21.1
%
Average unit volumes(1):
                               
Restaurant
 
$
950.4
   
$
923.2
   
$
1,843.9
   
$
1,812.8
 
Retail
   
271.8
     
282.5
     
487.5
     
485.9
 
Total revenue
 
$
1,222.2
   
$
1,205.7
   
$
2,331.4
   
$
2,298.7
 
Comparable store sales increase (decrease):
                               
Restaurant
   
3.8
%
   
1.1
%
   
2.7
%
   
0.6
%
Retail
   
(1.4
%)
   
0.5
%
   
1.1
%
   
(1.2
%)
Restaurant and retail
   
2.6
%
   
1.0
%
   
2.3
%
   
0.2
%
 (1)Average unit volumes include sales of all stores.

For the second quarter of 2019, our comparable store restaurant sales increase resulted from a 3.7% average check increase (including a 2.2% average menu price increase) and a 0.1% guest traffic increase as compared to the prior year second quarter. For the second quarter of 2019, our comparable store retail sales decrease resulted primarily from lower performance in the décor, licensed, bed and bath, and food merchandise categories partially offset by stronger performance in apparel, kitchen and dining, and media merchandise categories as compared to the prior year second quarter.  Restaurant sales from newly opened stores accounted for the remainder of the total revenue increase in the second quarter of 2019 as compared to the second quarter of 2018.

For the first six months of 2019, our comparable store restaurant sales increase resulted from a 3.4% average check increase (including a 2.1% average menu price increase) partially offset by a 0.7% guest traffic decline as compared to the prior year period. For the first six months of 2019, our comparable store retail sales increase resulted primarily from strong performance in the apparel and accessories and media merchandise categories partially offset by lower performance in décor and food merchandise categories as compared to the prior year period.  Restaurant and retail sales from newly opened stores accounted for the remainder of the total revenue increase in the first six months of 2019 as compared to the same period in the prior year.

Cost of Goods Sold (Exclusive of Depreciation and Rent)

The following table highlights the components of cost of goods sold (exclusive of depreciation and rent) in dollar amounts and as percentages of revenues for the second quarter and first six months of 2019 as compared to the same periods in the prior year:

   
Quarter Ended
   
Six Months Ended
 
   
February 1,
2019
   
January 26,
2018
   
February 1,
2019
   
January 26,
2018
 
Cost of Goods Sold in dollars:
                       
Restaurant
 
$
165,861
   
$
157,213
   
$
315,049
   
$
301,063
 
Retail
   
99,318
     
103,739
     
172,423
     
170,638
 
Total Cost of Goods Sold
 
$
265,179
   
$
260,952
   
$
487,472
   
$
471,701
 
Cost of Goods Sold by percentage of revenue:
                               
Restaurant
   
26.3
%
   
26.1
%
   
25.8
%
   
25.5
%
Retail
   
55.0
%
   
56.2
%
   
53.4
%
   
53.9
%

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The increases in restaurant cost of goods sold as a percentage of restaurant revenue in the second quarter and first six months of 2019 as compared to the same periods in the prior year were primarily the result of commodity inflation and a shift to higher cost menu items partially offset by our menu price increases referenced above and lower food waste.  Commodity inflation was 2.0% and 3.0%, respectively, in the second quarter and first six months of 2019.  Higher cost menu items accounted for increases of 0.3% and 0.2%, respectively, as a percentage of restaurant revenue for the second quarter and first six months of 2019 as compared to same periods in the prior year.  Lower food waste accounted for decreases of 0.2% and 0.1%, respectively, in restaurant cost of goods sold as a percentage of restaurant revenue for the second quarter and first six months of 2019 as compared to the same periods in the prior year.

We presently expect the rate of commodity inflation to be approximately 2.0% in 2019 as compared to 2018.

The decrease in retail cost of goods sold as a percentage of retail revenue in the second quarter of 2019 as compared to the prior year second quarter resulted from lower markdowns and the change in the provision for obsolete inventory partially offset by lower initial margin, higher freight costs and higher inventory shrinkage.

   
Second Quarter
(Decrease) Increase as a
Percentage of Retail Revenue
 
Markdowns
   
(1.9
%)
Provision for obsolete inventory
   
(0.5
%)
Lower initial margin
   
1.0
%
Freight
   
0.1
%
Inventory shrinkage
   
0.1
%

The decrease in retail cost of goods sold as a percentage of retail revenue in the first six months of 2019 as compared to the same period in the prior year resulted from the lower markdowns and the change in the provision for obsolete inventory partially offset by lower initial margin, higher inventory shrinkage and higher freight costs.

   
First Six Months
(Decrease) Increase as a
Percentage of Retail Revenue
 
Markdowns
   
(1.1
%)
Provision for obsolete inventory
   
(0.4
%)
Lower initial margin
   
0.8
%
Inventory shrinkage
   
0.1
%
Freight
   
0.1
%

Labor and Related Expenses

Labor and related expenses include all direct and indirect labor and related costs incurred in store operations.  Labor and related expenses as a percentage of total revenue increased to 34.1% in the second quarter of 2019 as compared to 33.5% in the second quarter of 2018.   This percentage change resulted from the following:

   
Second Quarter
Increase (Decrease) as a
Percentage of Total Revenue
 
Store hourly labor
   
0.5
%
Miscellaneous wages
   
0.2
%
Store bonus expense
   
0.1
%
Store management compensation
   
0.1
%
Employee health care expenses
   
(0.3
%)

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Labor and related expenses as a percentage of total revenue increased to 34.7% in the first six months of 2019 as compared to 34.2% in the same period in the prior year.   This percentage change resulted primarily from the following:

   
First Six Months
Increase (Decrease) as a
Percentage of Total Revenue
 
Store hourly labor
   
0.4
%
Store bonus expense
   
0.1
%
Miscellaneous wages
   
0.1
%
Employee health care expenses
   
(0.2
%)

The increases in store hourly labor costs as a percentage of total revenue for the second quarter and first six months of 2019 as compared to the same periods in the prior year resulted primarily from wage inflation exceeding menu price increases.

The increases in miscellaneous wages as a percentage of total revenue for the second quarter and first six months of 2019 as compared to the same periods in the prior year resulted primarily from costs associated with our off-premise business, costs associated with a store closure and higher training costs.

The increases in store bonus expense as a percentage of total revenue for the second quarter and first six months of 2019 as compared to the same periods in the prior year resulted from better performance against financial objectives in the second quarter and first six months of 2019 and as compared to the same periods in the prior year.

The increase in store management compensation as a percentage of total revenue for the second quarter of 2019 as compared to the second quarter of 2018 resulted primarily from higher staffing levels.

Lower employee health care expenses as a percentage of total revenue for the second quarter and first six months of 2019 as compared to the same periods in the prior year resulted primarily from lower claims activity.

Other Store Operating Expenses

Other store operating expenses include all store-level operating costs, the major components of which are utilities, operating supplies, repairs and maintenance, depreciation and amortization, advertising, rent, credit card fees, real and personal property taxes, general insurance and costs associated with our bi-annual manager conference and training event.

Other store operating expenses as a percentage of total revenue increased to 19.3% in the second quarter of 2019 as compared to 19.1% in the second quarter of 2018.  This percentage change resulted primarily from the following:

   
Second Quarter
Increase (Decrease) as a
Percentage of Total Revenue
 
Depreciation expense
   
0.3
%
Supplies
   
0.3
%
Other store expenses
   
0.2
%
Loss on disposition of property and equipment
   
0.1
%
Advertising expense
   
(0.8
%)

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Other store operating expenses as a percentage of total revenue increased to 20.0% in the first six months of 2019 as compared to 19.6% in the second quarter of 2018.  This percentage change resulted primarily from the following:

   
First Six Months
Increase (Decrease) as a
Percentage of Total Revenue
 
Depreciation expense
   
0.4
%
Loss on disposition of property and equipment
   
0.2
%
Supplies
   
0.2
%
Advertising expense
   
(0.4
%)
Maintenance expense
   
(0.1
%)

The increases in depreciation expense as a percentage of total revenue for the second quarter and first six months of 2019 as compared to the same periods in the prior year resulted from higher capital expenditures.

The increase in other store expenses as a percentage of total revenue for the second quarter of 2019 as compared to the same period in the prior year resulted from costs associated with improving the employee experience and growth in our off-premise business.

The increase in loss on disposition of property and equipment as a percentage of total revenue for the second quarter of 2019 as compared to the second quarter of 2018 resulted primarily from costs associated with a store closure.  The increase in loss on disposition of property and equipment as a percentage of total revenue for the first six months of 2019 as compared to the same period in the prior year primarily resulted from costs associated with store closure, higher disposals of assets related primarily to discontinued projects and a reduction in the carrying value for a previously closed store.

The increases in supplies expense for the second quarter and first six months of 2019 as compared to the same periods in the prior year resulted primarily from costs associated with growth in our off-premise business.

The decreases in advertising expense as a percentage of total revenue for the second quarter and first six months of 2019 as compared to the same periods in the prior year resulted primarily from lower expenses for media spending.

The decrease in maintenance expense as a percentage of total revenue for the first six months of 2019 as compared to the same period in the prior year is due to non-recurring expenses incurred in the prior year related to strategic initiatives.

General and Administrative Expenses

General and administrative expenses as a percentage of total revenue remained relatively constant at 4.4% in the second quarter of 2019 as compared to 4.6% in the second quarter of 2018. General and administrative expenses as a percentage of total revenue remained relatively constant at 4.8% in the first six months of 2019 as compared to 4.9% in the same period in the prior year.

Interest Expense

Interest expense for the second quarter of 2019 was $4,177 as compared to $3,680 in the second quarter of 2018. Interest expense for the first six months of 2019 was $8,526 as compared to $7,298 in the second quarter of 2018. Both increases resulted primarily from higher weighted average interest rates.  Additionally, as part of our debt refinancing in the first quarter of 2019, we incurred additional interest expense of $166 related to the write-off of deferred financing costs.

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Provision for Income Taxes

Provision for income taxes as a percentage of income before income taxes (the “effective tax rate”) was 16.2% and (24.9%) in the second quarters of 2019 and 2018, respectively. The effective tax rate was 16.9% and 1.9% in the first six months of 2019 and 2018, respectively.  The increases in the effective tax rate from the second quarter and first six months of 2018 to the second quarter and first six months of 2019 reflects the impact of P.L. 115-97, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Tax Act”), enacted on December 22, 2017 by the U.S. government.  The Tax Act made broad and complex changes to the U.S. tax code, including, but not limited to, reducing the U.S. federal corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% effective January 1, 2018.  Consequently, we recorded a provisional tax benefit for the re-measurement of deferred tax liabilities of $27,032 and $2,500 for long-term and short-term deferred tax liabilities, respectively, in the second quarter of 2018.  We have finalized our calculation of the re-measurement of deferred tax liabilities; the completion of our analysis resulted in no impact to our consolidated financial statements.

We presently expect our effective tax rate for 2019 to be approximately 17%.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Our primary sources of liquidity are cash generated from our operations and our borrowing capacity under our revolving credit facility.  Our internally generated cash, along with cash on hand at August 3, 2018, was sufficient to finance all of our growth, dividend payments, working capital needs and other cash payment obligations in the first six months of 2019.

We believe that cash on hand at February 1, 2019, along with cash generated from our operating activities and the borrowing capacity under our revolving credit facility, will be sufficient to finance our continuing operations, expected dividend payments and our continuing expansion plans for at least the next twelve months.

Cash Generated From Operations

Our operating activities provided net cash of $190,863 for the first six months of 2019, representing an increase from the $148,505 net cash provided during the first six months of 2018.  This increase primarily reflected lower bonus payments made in 2019 as compared to 2018, lower retail inventory, the timing of payments for accounts payments, an increase in cash received from sales of third party gift cards, lower advertising spending and the timing of interest payments.

Borrowing Capacity and Debt Covenants

On September 5, 2018, we entered into a five-year $950,000 revolving credit facility (“2019 Revolving Credit Facility”) which replaced our $750,000 revolving credit facility of which $400,000 in borrowings was outstanding.  The 2019 Revolving Credit Facility also contains an option to increase the revolving credit facility by $300,000.  In the first quarter of 2019, we paid $3,022 in deferred financing costs related to the debt refinancing.

At February 1, 2019, we had $400,000 of outstanding borrowings under the 2019 Revolving Credit Facility and we had $8,955 of standby letters of credit related to securing reserved claims under our workers’ compensation insurance which reduce our borrowing availability under the 2019 Revolving Credit Facility. At February 1, 2019, we had $541,045 in borrowing availability under our 2019 Revolving Credit Facility.  See Note 4 to our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for further information on our long-term debt.

The 2019 Revolving Credit Facility contains customary financial covenants, which include maintenance of a maximum consolidated total leverage ratio and a minimum consolidated interest coverage ratio.  We presently are in compliance with all financial covenants.

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Capital Expenditures

Capital expenditures (purchase of property and equipment) net of proceeds from insurance recoveries were $69,829 for the first six months of 2019 as compared to $63,453 for the same period in the prior year.  Our capital expenditures consisted primarily of capital investments for existing stores, new store locations and capital expenditures for strategic initiatives.  The increase in capital expenditures from the first six months of 2018 to the first six months of 2019 resulted primarily from capital expenditures for strategic initiatives partially offset by the timing of capital expenditures for new store openings as compared to the prior year.  We estimate that our capital expenditures during 2019 will be approximately $150,000.  This estimate includes the acquisition of sites and construction costs of eight new Cracker Barrel stores that we have opened or expect to open during 2019, as well as for acquisition and construction costs for store locations to be opened in 2020.  We also expect to increase capital expenditures for equipment, technology and strategic initiatives, which are intended to improve the guest experience and improve margins.  We intend to fund our capital expenditures with cash flows from operations and borrowings under our 2019 Revolving Credit Facility, as necessary.

Dividends, Share Repurchases and Share-Based Compensation Awards

The 2019 Revolving Credit Facility imposes restrictions on the amount of dividends we are permitted to pay and the amount of shares we are permitted to repurchase.  Under the 2019 Revolving Credit Facility, provided there is no default existing and the total of our availability under the 2019 Revolving Credit Facility plus our cash and cash equivalents on hand is at least $100,000 (the “cash availability”), we may declare and pay cash dividends on shares of our common stock and repurchase shares of our common stock (1) in an unlimited amount if, at the time the dividend or the repurchase is made, our consolidated total leverage ratio is 3.00 to 1.00 or less and (2) in an aggregate amount not to exceed $100,000 in any fiscal year if our consolidated total leverage ratio is greater than 3.00 to 1.00 at the time the dividend or repurchase is made; notwithstanding (1) and (2), so long as immediately after giving effect to the payment of any such dividends cash availability is at least $100,000, we may declare and pay cash dividends on shares of our common stock in an aggregate amount not to exceed in any fiscal year the product of the aggregate amount of dividends declared in the fourth quarter of the immediately preceding fiscal year multiplied by four.

During the first six months of 2019, we paid a regular dividend of $2.50 per share and declared a dividend of $1.25 per share that was paid on February 5, 2019 to shareholders of record on January 18, 2019.

We have been authorized by our Board of Directors to repurchase shares at management’s discretion up to $25,000 during 2019.  We did not repurchase any shares of our common stock during the first six months of 2019.

During the first six months of 2019, we issued 29,824 shares of our common stock resulting from the vesting of share-based compensation awards. Related tax withholding payments on these share-based compensation awards resulted in a net use of cash of $2,057.

Working Capital

In the restaurant industry, virtually all sales are either for cash or third-party credit or debit card.   Restaurant inventories purchased through our principal food distributor are on terms of net zero days, while restaurant inventories purchased locally are generally financed from normal trade credit.  Because of our retail gift shops, which have a lower product turnover than the restaurant business, we carry larger inventories than many other companies in the restaurant industry.  Retail inventories purchased domestically are generally financed from normal trade credit, while imported retail inventories are generally purchased through wire transfers.  These various trade terms are aided by the rapid turnover of the restaurant inventory.  Employees generally are paid on weekly or semi-monthly schedules in arrears for hours worked except for bonuses that are paid either quarterly or annually in arrears.  Many other operating expenses have normal trade terms and certain expenses, such as certain taxes and some benefits, are deferred for longer periods of time.

We had negative working capital of $20,987 at February 1, 2019 versus negative working capital of $57,867 at August 3, 2018.  The change in working capital from August 3, 2018 to February 1, 2019 primarily resulted from the increase in cash and the timing of payments for certain taxes partially offset by the increase in sales of our gift cards during the holiday shopping season.

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Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

Other than various operating leases, we have no other material off-balance sheet arrangements.  Refer to the sub-section entitled “Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements” under the section entitled “Liquidity and Capital Resources” presented in the MD&A of our 2018 Form 10-K for additional information regarding our operating leases.

Material Commitments

There have been no material changes in our material commitments other than in the ordinary course of business since the end of 2018.  Refer to the sub-section entitled “Material Commitments” under the section entitled “Liquidity and Capital Resources” presented in the MD&A of our 2018 Form 10-K for additional information regarding our material commitments.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements Adopted and Not Adopted

See Note 1 to the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for a discussion of recent accounting guidance adopted and not yet adopted.  The adopted accounting guidance discussed in Note 1 did not have a significant impact on our consolidated financial position or results of operations.  Regarding the accounting guidance not yet adopted, we either do not expect the accounting guidance will have a significant impact on the Company’s financial position or results of operations or we are still evaluating the impact of adopting the accounting guidance.

Critical Accounting Estimates

We prepare our Consolidated Financial Statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.  The preparation of these financial statements requires us to make estimates and assumptions about future events and apply judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenue, expenses and related disclosures.  We base our estimates and judgments on historical experience, current trends, outside advice from parties believed to be experts in such matters, and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying value of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources.  However, because future events and their effects cannot be determined with certainty, actual results could differ from those assumptions and estimates, and such differences could be material.

Our significant accounting policies are discussed in Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements contained in the 2018 Form 10-K.  Judgments and uncertainties affecting the application of those policies may result in materially different amounts being reported under different conditions or using different assumptions.

Critical accounting estimates are those that:


·
management believes are most important to the accurate portrayal of both our financial condition and operating results, and

·
require management’s most difficult, subjective or complex judgments, often as a result of the need to make estimates about the effect of matters that are inherently uncertain.

We consider the following accounting estimates to be most critical in understanding the judgments that are involved in preparing our Consolidated Financial Statements:


·
Impairment of Long-Lived Assets

·
Insurance Reserves

·
Retail Inventory Valuation

Management has reviewed these critical accounting estimates and related disclosures with the Audit Committee of our Board of Directors.

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Impairment of Long-Lived Assets

We assess the impairment of long-lived assets whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value of an asset may not be recoverable.  Recoverability of assets is measured by comparing the carrying value of the asset to the undiscounted future cash flows expected to be generated by the asset.  If the total expected future cash flows are less than the carrying amount of the asset, the carrying value is written down, for an asset to be held and used, to the estimated fair value or, for an asset to be disposed of, to the fair value, net of estimated costs of disposal.  Any loss resulting from impairment is recognized by a charge to income.  Judgments and estimates that we make related to the expected useful lives of long-lived assets and future cash flows are affected by factors such as changes in economic conditions and changes in operating performance.  The accuracy of such provisions can vary materially from original estimates and management regularly monitors the adequacy of the provisions until final disposition occurs.

We have not made any material changes in our methodology for assessing impairments during the first six months of 2019, and we do not believe that there is a reasonable likelihood that there will be a material change in the estimates or assumptions used by us in the future to assess impairment of long-lived assets.  However, if actual results are not consistent with our estimates and assumptions used in estimating future cash flows and fair values of long-lived assets, we may be exposed to losses that could be material.

Insurance Reserves

We self-insure a significant portion of our expected workers’ compensation and general liability insurance programs.  We purchase insurance for individual workers’ compensation claims that exceed $250, $750 or $1,000 depending on the state in which the claim originated.  We purchase insurance for individual general liability claims that exceed $500.  We record a reserve for workers’ compensation and general liability for all unresolved claims and for an estimate of incurred but not reported (“IBNR”) claims.  These reserves and estimates of IBNR claims are based upon a full scope actuarial study which is performed annually at the end of our third quarter and is adjusted by the actuarially determined losses and actual claims payments for the fourth quarter.  Additionally, we perform limited scope actuarial studies on a quarterly basis to verify and/or modify our reserves.  The reserves and losses in the actuarial study represent a range of possible outcomes within which no given estimate is more likely than any other estimate.  As such, we record the losses in the lower end of that range and discount them to present value using a risk-free interest rate based on projected timing of payments.  We also monitor actual claims development, including incurrence or settlement of individual large claims during the interim periods between actuarial studies as another means of estimating the adequacy of our reserves.

Our group health plans combine the use of self-insured and fully-insured programs.  Benefits for any individual (employee or dependents) in the self-insured group health program are limited.  We record a liability for the self-insured portion of our group health program for all unpaid claims based upon a loss development analysis derived from actual group health claims payment experience.  Additionally, we record a liability for unpaid prescription drug claims based on historical experience.

Our accounting policies regarding workers’ compensation, general insurance and health insurance reserves include certain actuarial assumptions and management judgments regarding economic conditions, the frequency and severity of claims and claim development history and settlement practices.  We have not made any material changes in the methodology used to establish our insurance reserves during the first six months of 2019 and do not believe there is a reasonable likelihood that there will be a material change in the estimates or assumptions used to calculate the insurance reserves.  However, changes in these actuarial assumptions, management judgments or claims experience in the future may produce materially different amounts of expense that would be reported under these insurance programs.

Retail Inventory Valuation

Cost of goods sold includes the cost of retail merchandise sold at our stores utilizing the retail inventory method (“RIM”).  Under RIM, the valuation of our retail inventories is determined by applying a cost-to-retail ratio to the retail value of our inventories.  Inherent in the RIM calculation are certain management judgments and estimates, including initial markons, markups, markdowns and shrinkage, which may significantly impact the gross margin calculation as well as the ending inventory valuation.

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Inventory valuation provisions are included for retail inventory obsolescence and retail inventory shrinkage.  Retail inventory is reviewed on a quarterly basis for obsolescence and adjusted as appropriate based on assumptions made by management and judgment regarding inventory aging and future promotional activities.  Retail inventory also includes an estimate of shrinkage that is adjusted upon physical inventory counts.  Annual physical inventory counts are conducted throughout the third quarter based upon a cyclical inventory schedule.  An estimate of shrinkage is recorded for the time period between physical inventory counts by using a two-year average of the physical inventories’ results on a store-by-store basis.

We have not made any material changes in the methodologies, estimates or assumptions related to our merchandise inventories during the first six months of 2019 and do not believe there is a reasonable likelihood that there will be a material change in the estimates or assumptions in the future.  However, actual obsolescence or shrinkage recorded may produce materially different amounts than we have estimated.

ITEM 3.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

Part II, Item 7A of the 2018 Form 10-K is incorporated in this item of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q by this reference. There have been no material changes in our quantitative and qualitative market risks since August 3, 2018.

ITEM 4.
Controls and Procedures

Our management, including our principal executive and principal financial officers, evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) promulgated under the Exchange Act) as of the end of the period covered by this report.  Based upon this evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer each concluded that as of February 1, 2019, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective for the purposes set forth in the definition thereof in Exchange Act Rule 13a-15(e).

There have been no changes (including corrective actions with regard to significant deficiencies and material weaknesses) during the quarter ended February 1, 2019 in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rule 13a-15(f)) that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1A.
Risk Factors

There have been no material changes in the risk factors previously disclosed in “Item 1A. Risk Factors” of our 2018 Form 10-K.

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ITEM 6.
Exhibits

INDEX TO EXHIBITS

Exhibit

Amended and Restated Charter of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed under the Exchange Act on April 10, 2012 (Commission File No. 001-25225)
   
Amended and Restated Bylaws of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed under the Exchange Act on February 24, 2012 (Commission File No. 001-25225)
   
Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (filed herewith)
   
Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (filed herewith)
   
Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (filed herewith)
   
Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (filed herewith)
   
101.INS
XBRL Instance Document (filed herewith)
   
101.SCH
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema (filed herewith)
   
101.CAL
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase (filed herewith)
   
101.LAB
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase (filed herewith)
   
101.PRE
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase (filed herewith)
   
101.DEF
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase (filed herewith)

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 
CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE, INC.
     
Date: February 26, 2019
By:
/s/Jill M. Golder
   
Jill M. Golder, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
   
Date: February 26, 2019
By:
/s/Jeffrey M. Wilson
   
Jeffrey M. Wilson, Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer


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