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February 07, 2016 1:09 PM ET

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Company Overview of CEC Entertainment Inc.

Company Overview

CEC Entertainment, Inc. develops, operates, and franchises family dining and entertainment centers under the names of Chuck E. Cheese’s and Peter Piper Pizza in the United States and internationally. The company’s stores provide various pizzas, wings, appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and desserts, as well as certain gluten-free options; soft drinks, coffee, tea, beer, and wine; and lunch buffet options with unlimited pizza, salad, and breadsticks. Its stores also offer video games, skill games, rides, and other attractions, as well as tokens, tickets, and prizes. As of August 3, 2015, the company and its franchisees operated approximately 585 Chuck E. Cheese's stores and 140 Peter Piper Pizza...

1707 Market Place Boulevard

Irving, TX 75063

United States

Founded in 1977

20,000 Employees



Key Executives for CEC Entertainment Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Age: 43
Age: 55
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 51
Executive Vice President and Director of Operations
Age: 53
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of International Operations
Age: 55
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

CEC Entertainment Inc. Key Developments

CEC Entertainment Appoints Dale Black as Chief Financial Officer

CEC Entertainment Inc. announced the appointment of Dale Black as Chief Financial Officer, effective November 20, 2015. Mr. Black will replace Temple Weiss, who will be pursuing other opportunities outside CEC. Mr. Black will work closely with CEC's Chief Executive Officer, Tom Leverton, and other senior leaders to lead strategic initiatives across the Company and manage all financial aspects of the business. Mr. Black joins CEC with a deep career in hospitality and entertainment. He recently served as CFO of Great Wolf Lodge, a family-focused entertainment, dining, and lodging company.

CEC Entertainment Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 27, 2015; Reports Asset Impairments for the Third Quarter of 2015

CEC Entertainment Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 27, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported total revenues of $221,937,000 compared to $199,689,000 a year ago. Operating income was $12,499,000 compared to operating loss of $4,241,000 a year ago. Loss before income taxes was $4,710,000 compared to $20,215,000 a year ago. Net loss was $3,202,000 compared to $13,279,000 a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $53,440,000 compared to $44,540,000 a year ago. The increase is primarily related to incremental adjusted EBITDA for Peter Piper Pizza, lower corporate overhead expenses and an increase in store revenues, offset by increases in store expenses associated with the increase in store revenues. The decrease in the net loss is due to an increase in same store sales at Chuck E. Cheese's stores, a decrease in store operating costs, lower transaction and severance related costs and the addition of net income from Peter Piper Pizza for the third quarter of 2015. During the third quarter of the year, the company had capital expenditures of $19.6 million, of which $11.2 million were related to IT and growth initiatives, including remodels as well as other various test and initiatives. For the nine months period, the company reported total revenues of $699,523,000 compared to $642,082,000 a year ago. Operating income was $56,998,000 compared to operating loss of $9,640,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $4,967,000 compared to loss before income taxes of $54,047,000 a year ago. Net income was $1,648,000 compared to net loss of $39,231,000 a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $88,298,000 compared to $59,776,000 a year ago. Purchases of property and equipment were $56,994,000 compared to $48,576,000 a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $175,227,000 compared to $163,660,000 a year ago. The company reported asset impairments of $875,000 for the third quarter of 2015.

CEC Entertainment Inc. to Report Q3, 2015 Results on Oct 29, 2015

CEC Entertainment Inc. announced that they will report Q3, 2015 results at 5:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time on Oct 29, 2015

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