Exhibit 99.1


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Katie Strohacker, Senior Director of Investor Relations
(617) 796-8251
www.ta-petro.com
TravelCenters of America LLC Announces Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results
Robust Performance by Travel Centers Segment Including Truck Service Growth Programs;
Quarterly Loss Due to Impairment Charge
____________________________________________________________________________________

Westlake, OH (August 6, 2018): TravelCenters of America LLC (Nasdaq: TA) today announced financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018:
(in thousands, except per share and per gallon amounts)
Three Months Ended
June 30,
 
Six Months Ended
June 30,
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
Total revenues
$
1,840,685

 
$
1,499,759

 
$
3,425,372

 
$
2,891,431

Loss before income taxes
(42,964
)
 
(5,303
)
 
(57,668
)
 
(53,976
)
Net loss
(33,924
)
 
(2,939
)
 
(44,002
)
 
(32,314
)
Net loss attributable to common shareholders
(33,978
)
 
(2,986
)
 
(44,090
)
 
(32,384
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net loss per common share attributable
   to common shareholders (basic and diluted)
$
(0.85
)
 
$
(0.08
)
 
$
(1.10
)
 
$
(0.82
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Supplemental Data:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuel sales volume (gallons):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diesel fuel
413,466

 
412,629

 
809,349

 
807,334

Gasoline
137,288

 
139,718

 
255,624

 
259,169

Total fuel sales volume
550,754

 
552,347

 
1,064,973

 
1,066,503

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuel revenues
$
1,297,721

 
$
976,219

 
$
2,397,848

 
$
1,899,093

Fuel gross margin
88,792

 
91,764

 
182,351

 
164,927

Fuel gross margin per gallon
$
0.161

 
$
0.166

 
$
0.171

 
$
0.155

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nonfuel revenues
$
538,863

 
$
518,768

 
$
1,019,260

 
$
982,936

Nonfuel gross margin
310,829

 
294,175

 
593,231

 
561,972

Nonfuel gross margin percentage
57.7
%
 
56.7
%
 
58.2
%
 
57.2
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Non-GAAP Measures:(1)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adjusted net (loss) income
$
(2,354
)
 
$
405

 
$
(29,108
)
 
$
(20,615
)
Adjusted net (loss) income per common share
   attributable to common shareholders (basic and diluted)
$
(0.05
)
 
$
0.01

 
$
(0.72
)
 
$
(0.52
)
EBITDA
$
45,314

 
$
31,184

 
$
65,746

 
$
21,695

Adjusted EBITDA
36,308

 
36,622

 
34,594

 
35,491

(1)
A reconciliation from net loss and net loss per common share attributable to common shareholders, as applicable, the financial measures determined in accordance with general accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, to the non-GAAP measures disclosed herein are included in the supplemental tables below.

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Andrew J. Rebholz, TA's CEO, made the following statement regarding the 2018 second quarter results:
"During the 2018 second quarter, we continued to produce positive results from the growth and cost savings initiatives we have been pursuing. In our travel centers segment, each of nonfuel revenues and nonfuel gross margin grew at 5.5% and 6.7%, respectively, as compared to the 2017 second quarter, reflecting the continued growth in our commercial tire dealer, RoadSquad OnSite® mobile maintenance, and RoadSquad® roadside assistance and call center programs. On a same site basis, our consolidated site level gross margin in excess of site level operating expenses improved over the prior year quarter by 6.8% (up 7.4% in the travel center segment and slightly declined in the convenience store segment), reflecting our success in our truck service growth initiatives, the changes we are making in our restaurants and other initiatives to increase revenues and control costs.
"In addition, we are pleased to announce that we have commenced plans to more aggressively grow our travel center network, including by acquisition, development and franchising and also through the introduction of our newly developed smaller format TA Express concept that will be rolled out in the coming months. We are also pleased to announce that in July we began implementing our convenience store loyalty program and expect to have that program, named GoGo Rewards, fully implemented during the third quarter.
"We also recognized a $51.5 million charge during the second quarter to impair goodwill in our convenience stores segment. Despite this impairment charge, we expect that our convenience stores' operating results will improve in the second half of 2018."
Business Commentary
Fuel sales volume for the 2018 second quarter decreased by 1.6 million gallons, or 0.3%, due to a same site fuel sales volume decline of 5.2 million gallons, or 1.0%, and a net increase of 3.6 million gallons in fuel sales volume at sites opened or closed since the beginning of the 2017 second quarter, each as compared to the 2017 second quarter. TA believes the fuel sales volume decrease on a same site basis experienced during the 2018 second quarter primarily resulted from the continued effects of fuel efficiency gains and increased competition, partially offset by the effects of TA's fuel pricing and marketing strategies. Fuel revenues increased by $321.5 million, or 32.9%, in the 2018 second quarter as compared to the 2017 second quarter, primarily due to higher market prices for fuel during the 2018 second quarter. Fuel gross margin decreased by $3.0 million, or 3.2%, as compared to the 2017 second quarter, primarily as a result of the slight fuel sales volume decline and TA's loyalty program having a larger impact on fuel gross margin in the 2018 second quarter than it did in the 2017 second quarter.
Nonfuel revenues increased by $20.1 million, or 3.9%, in the 2018 second quarter as compared to the 2017 second quarter, including a $15.7 million same site increase and a $4.4 million increase attributable to new sites. The increase on a same site basis was primarily due to growth in TA's truck service program and the positive impact of certain of TA's marketing initiatives. Nonfuel gross margin increased by $16.7 million, or 5.7%, in the 2018 second quarter as compared to the 2017 second quarter, including a $13.9 million same site increase and a $2.8 million increase attributable to recently acquired and developed sites. The increase in nonfuel gross margin was primarily due to the increase in nonfuel revenues and an increase in the nonfuel gross margin percentage. The nonfuel gross margin percentage was 57.7% for the 2018 second quarter as compared to 56.7% for the 2017 second quarter; the increase in the nonfuel gross margin percentage was primarily due to a change in the mix of products and services sold, including the growth of TA's truck service program.
Site level operating expenseincreased by $3.3 million, or 1.3%, in the 2018 second quarter as compared to the 2017 second quarter due to a $2.6 million increase from new sites since the beginning of the 2017 second quarter and a $0.7 million same site increase. The increase on a same site basis was primarily due to increased labor costs to support the increase in nonfuel sales. Site level operating expenses as a percentage of nonfuel revenues improved to 47.6% for the 2018 second quarter as compared to 48.8% for the 2017 second quarter. The improvement in site level operating expenses as a percentage of nonfuel revenues was primarily the result of the growth in TA's truck service program and TA's cost saving initiatives, as well as excess transaction fees of $2.8 million charged by Comdata, Inc., or Comdata, in the 2017 second quarter, which excess transaction fees Comdata repaid to TA later in 2017 pursuant to a court order.
Selling, general and administrative expenses for the 2018 second quarter decreased by $8.3 million, or 21.8%, as compared to the 2017 second quarter, primarily attributable to $10.1 million of reimbursed litigation expenses collected from Comdata during the 2018 second quarter, partially offset by a $1.8 million increase in compensation expense due to the retirement of TA's former Chief Executive Officer as well as annual salary increases and increased headcount, and a $1.4 million increase in legal fees in connection with matters unrelated to Comdata. 

2


Real estate rent expense increased by $2.1 million, or 3.1%, in the 2018 second quarter as compared to the 2017 second quarter, primarily from TA's sale to, and lease back from, Hospitality Properties Trust, or HPT, of one travel center in May 2017 and improvements at leased sites since the beginning of the 2017 second quarter.
Depreciation and amortization expense increased by $1.3 million, or 4.4%, in the 2018 second quarter as compared to the 2017 second quarter primarily resulting from write offs of certain assets and the growth in depreciable assets as a result of the locations acquired and other capital investments TA completed (and did not subsequently sell to HPT) since the beginning of the 2017 second quarter.
TA recognized a goodwill impairment charge of $51.5 million during the 2018 second quarter in its convenience stores segment. Prior to this impairment charge, the total amount of convenience store segment assets was approximately $466.6 million, including $69.9 million of goodwill. The impairment charge reflects the amount by which the carrying value of the segment exceeded its estimated fair value. More specifically, this charge primarily is due to the results in this segment failing to meet TA's projections in connection with convenience store acquisitions completed in 2013 through 2016, as well as changes in certain assumptions that affect the business valuations, including an increase in the discount rate applied.
Net loss for the 2018 second quarter was $33.9 million as compared $2.9 million for the 2017 second quarter. Adjusted net loss for the 2018 second quarter was $2.4 million as compared to adjusted net income of $0.4 million for the 2017 second quarter. The change in adjusted net loss was primarily due to a slight decline in site level gross margin in excess of site level operating expenses in TA's convenience store segment and in corporate and other of $0.2 million and $0.4 million, respectively, as well as the increase in selling, general and administrative expenses of $3.3 million and in real estate rent expense of $2.1 million, partially offset by a $7.5 million increase in site level gross margin in excess of site level operating expenses in TA's travel center segment.
Net loss per common share attributable to common shareholders for the 2018 second quarter was $0.85 as compared to $0.08 for the 2017 second quarter. Adjusted net loss per common share attributable to common shareholders for the 2018 second quarter was $0.05 as compared to adjusted net income per common share attributable to common shareholders for the 2017 second quarter of $0.01.
Adjusted EBITDA for the 2018 second quarter decreased by $0.3 million as compared to the 2017 second quarter.
Travel Centers Segment
Fuel sales volume increased modestly for the 2018 second quarter as compared to the 2017 second quarter due to new locations. Same site fuel sales volume decreased by 4.5 million gallons, or 1.0%, due to the continued effects of fuel efficiency gains and increased competition, partially offset by TA's fuel pricing and marketing strategies. Fuel revenues increased by $289.6 million, or 34.7%, in the 2018 second quarter as compared to the 2017 second quarter primarily due to higher market prices for fuel and from sites acquired since the beginning of the 2017 second quarter. Fuel gross margin decreased by $2.3 million, or 3.0%, to $73.9 million due to lower fuel gross margin per gallon.
Nonfuel revenues increased by $23.9 million, or 5.5%, in the 2018 second quarter as compared to the 2017 second quarter primarily due to an $18.8 million, or 4.3%, increase on a same site basis primarily as a result of growth in TA's truck service program and the positive impact of certain of TA's marketing initiatives. Nonfuel gross margin increased by $17.5 million, or 6.7%, in the 2018 second quarter as compared to the 2017 second quarter due to an increase in nonfuel revenues and an increase in the nonfuel gross margin percentage. Nonfuel gross margin percentage was 60.8% in the 2018 second quarter as compared to 60.1% in the 2017 second quarter; the increased nonfuel gross margin percentage was primarily the result of changes in TA's mix of products and services sold.
Site level gross margin in excess of site level operating expenses increased by $10.3 million, or 8.4%, in the 2018 second quarter as compared to the 2017 second quarter primarily due to an increase at same sites. On a same site basis, (224 locations) site level gross margin in excess of site level operating expenses increased in the 2018 second quarter by $9.0 million, or 7.4%, as compared to the 2017 second quarter, primarily due to the following factors:
an increase in nonfuel gross margin due to the increase in nonfuel revenues and an increase in nonfuel gross margin percentage that primarily was due to the change in the mix of products and services sold; and
an improvement in site level operating expenses as a percentage of nonfuel revenues that primarily was due to growth in TA's truck service programs, cost savings initiatives and the excess transaction fees charged by Comdata in 2017, which excess transaction fees Comdata subsequently repaid to TA pursuant to a court order.

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These increases were partially offset by a decrease in fuel gross margin due to the decline in fuel sales volume and TA's loyalty program having a larger impact on fuel gross margin in the 2018 second quarter as compared to the 2017 second quarter.
Convenience Stores Segment
Fuel sales volume decreased by 1.2 million gallons, or 1.9%, for the 2018 second quarter as compared to the 2017 second quarter. This decrease was primarily due to the continued effects of increased competition at same sites and three locations TA closed in 2018. Fuel revenues increased by $27.3 million, or 22.3%, in the 2018 second quarter as compared to the 2017 second quarter primarily due to higher market prices for fuel, partially offset by a decrease in fuel sales volume on a same site basis due to competition and three locations TA closed in 2018. Fuel gross margin decreased by $0.7 million, or 4.5%, to $14.8 million as a result of the decrease in fuel sales volume.
Nonfuel revenues decreased by $2.3 million, or 3.2%, in the 2018 second quarter as compared to the 2017 second quarter primarily due to a decrease in nonfuel revenues on a same site basis primarily due to increased competition. Nonfuel gross margin decreased by $0.2 million, or 0.7 %, in the 2018 second quarter as compared to the 2017 second quarter. Nonfuel gross margin percentage was 35.8% in the 2018 second quarter as compared to 34.9% in the 2017 second quarter. The increase in the nonfuel gross margin percentage was primarily the result of changes in TA's mix of products sold.
Site level gross margin in excess of site level operating expenses decreased in the 2018 second quarter by $0.2 million, or 1.9%, as compared to the 2017 second quarter due to three locations TA closed in 2018 and a decrease on a same site basis. On a same site basis (226 locations) site level gross margin in excess of site level operating expenses decreased in the 2018 second quarter by 0.1% as compared to the 2017 second quarter.
Conference Call:
On Monday, August 6, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time, TA will host a conference call to discuss its financial results and other activities for the three months ended June 30, 2018. Following management's remarks, there will be a question and answer period.
The conference call telephone number is 877-329-4614. Participants calling from outside the United States and Canada should dial 412-317-5437. No pass code is necessary to access the call from either number. Participants should dial in about 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call. A replay of the conference call will be available for about a week after the call. To hear the replay, dial 412-317-0088. The replay pass code is 10121848.
A live audio webcast of the conference call will also be available in a listen only mode on TA's website at www.ta-petro.com. To access the webcast, participants should visit TA's website about five minutes before the call. The archived webcast will be available for replay on TA's website for about one week after the call. The transcription, recording and retransmission in any way of TA's second quarter conference call is strictly prohibited without the prior written consent of TA. The Company's website is not incorporated as part of this press release.

About TravelCenters of America LLC:
TA's nationwide business includes travel centers located in 43 U.S. states and in Canada, standalone convenience stores in 11 states and standalone restaurants in 13 states. TA's travel centers operate under the "TravelCenters of America," "TA," "Petro Stopping Centers" and "Petro" brand names and offer diesel and gasoline fueling, restaurants, truck repair services, travel/convenience stores and other services which are designed to provide attractive and efficient travel experiences to professional drivers and other motorists. TA's convenience stores operate principally under the "Minit Mart" brand name and offer gasoline fueling as well as nonfuel products and services such as coffee, groceries, some fresh foods and other convenience items. TA's standalone restaurants operate principally under the "Quaker Steak & Lube" brand name.


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WARNING CONCERNING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
THIS PRESS RELEASE CONTAINS STATEMENTS THAT CONSTITUTE FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995 AND OTHER SECURITIES LAWS. WHENEVER TA USES WORDS SUCH AS "BELIEVE," "EXPECT," "ANTICIPATE," "INTEND," "PLAN," "ESTIMATE," "WILL," "MAY" AND NEGATIVES OR DERIVATIVES OF THESE OR SIMILAR EXPRESSIONS, TA IS MAKING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS. THESE FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS ARE BASED UPON TA'S PRESENT INTENT, BELIEFS OR EXPECTATIONS, BUT FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO OCCUR AND MAY NOT OCCUR. ACTUAL RESULTS MAY DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM THOSE CONTAINED IN OR IMPLIED BY TA'S FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS AS A RESULT OF VARIOUS FACTORS. AMONG OTHERS, THE FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS WHICH APPEAR IN THIS PRESS RELEASE THAT MAY NOT OCCUR INCLUDE:
IN THIS PRESS RELEASE, TA'S CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, ANDREW REBHOLZ, STATES THAT TA CONTINUED TO PRODUCE POSITIVE RESULTS FROM THE GROWTH AND COST SAVINGS INITIATIVES TA HAS BEEN PURSUING AND HE REFERENCED VARIOUS EXAMPLES IN SUPPORT OF HIS STATEMENTS. THESE STATEMENTS MAY IMPLY THAT TA WILL CONTINUE TO PURSUE ITS GROWTH AND COST SAVINGS INITIATIVES AND THAT THOSE INITIATIVES WILL PRODUCE POSITIVE RESULTS FOR TA IN THE FUTURE. HOWEVER, TA'S BUSINESS IS SUBJECT TO VARIOUS RISKS, INCLUDING RISKS OUTSIDE ITS CONTROL. TA MAY FAIL TO SUCCESSFULLY EXECUTE ON THESE INITIATIVES IN THE FUTURE OR THESE INITIATIVES MAY NOT PRODUCE POSITIVE RESULTS FOR TA. FURTHER, TA MAY DETERMINE NOT TO CONTINUE TO PURSUE THESE INITIATIVES;
IN THIS PRESS RELEASE, MR. REBHOLZ STATES THAT TA HAS COMMENCED PLANS TO MORE AGGRESSIVELY GROW ITS TRAVEL CENTER NETWORK, INCLUDING BY ACQUISITION, DEVELOPMENT AND FRANCHISING AND ALSO THROUGH THE INTRODUCTION OF ITS NEWLY DEVELOPED SMALLER FORMAT TA EXPRESS CONCEPT THAT WILL BE ROLLED OUT IN THE COMING MONTHS. THIS MAY IMPLY THAT TA WILL SUCCESSFULLY EXECUTE THIS STRATEGY AND THAT TA'S OPERATING RESULTS AND PROFITABILITY WILL IMPROVE AS A RESULT. HOWEVER, TA MAY FAIL TO EXECUTE THIS GROWTH STRATEGY SUCCESSFULLY AND TA'S OPERATING RESULTS AND PROFITABILITY MAY NOT IMPROVE AND COULD DECLINE AS A RESULT OF TA'S PURSUIT OF THIS STRATEGY;
IN THIS PRESS RELEASE, MR. REBHOLZ STATES THAT TA HAS BEGUN IMPLEMENTING ITS CONVENIENCE STORE LOYALTY PROGRAM AND THAT IT EXPECTS TO HAVE THAT PROGRAM FULLY IMPLEMENTED DURING THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2018. MR. REBHOLZ FURTHER STATES THAT TA EXPECTS ITS CONVENIENCE STORES' OPERATING RESULTS WILL IMPROVE IN THE SECOND HALF OF 2018. TA MAY FAIL TO SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENT ITS LOYALTY PROGRAM AND ITS CONVENIENCE STORES' OPERATING RESULTS MAY NOT IMPROVE AS A RESULT OF THIS PROGRAM OR OTHERWISE; AND
STATEMENTS IN THIS PRESS RELEASE ABOUT IMPROVED OPERATING RESULTS, COST SAVINGS AND INCREASING GROSS MARGINS MAY IMPLY THAT TA'S BUSINESS MAY BE PROFITABLE IN THE FUTURE. HOWEVER, CERTAIN OF THOSE IMPROVEMENTS RESULTED FROM UNIQUE ITEMS THAT MAY NOT OCCUR AGAIN. IN ADDITION, SINCE TA BECAME PUBLICLY OWNED IN 2007, TA'S OPERATIONS HAVE GENERATED LOSSES AND ONLY OCCASIONALLY GENERATED PROFITS. TA MAY BE UNABLE TO PRODUCE FUTURE PROFITS AND TA'S LOSSES MAY INCREASE.
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN TA'S PERIODIC REPORTS, INCLUDING TA'S ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2017, WHICH HAS BEEN FILED WITH THE U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, OR SEC, AND TA'S QUARTERLY REPORTS ON FORM 10-Q FOR THE PERIODS ENDED MARCH 31, 2018 AND JUNE 30, 2018, WHICH HAVE BEEN OR WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC, UNDER THE CAPTION "RISK FACTORS," OR ELSEWHERE IN THOSE REPORTS, OR INCORPORATED THEREIN, IDENTIFIES OTHER IMPORTANT FACTORS THAT COULD CAUSE DIFFERENCES FROM TA'S FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS. TA'S FILINGS WITH THE SEC ARE AVAILABLE ON THE SEC'S WEBSITE AT WWW.SEC.GOV.
YOU SHOULD NOT PLACE UNDUE RELIANCE UPON FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS.
EXCEPT AS REQUIRED BY LAW, TA DOES NOT INTEND TO UPDATE OR CHANGE ANY FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENT AS A RESULT OF NEW INFORMATION, FUTURE EVENTS OR OTHERWISE.

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TRAVELCENTERS OF AMERICA LLC
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands, except per share amounts)


 
Three Months Ended
June 30,
 
2018
 
2017
Revenues:
 
 
 
Fuel
$
1,297,721

 
$
976,219

Nonfuel
538,863

 
518,768

Rent and royalties from franchisees
4,101

 
4,772

Total revenues
1,840,685

 
1,499,759

 
 
 
 
Cost of goods sold (excluding depreciation):
 
 
 
Fuel
1,208,929

 
884,455

Nonfuel
228,034

 
224,593

Total cost of goods sold
1,436,963

 
1,109,048

 
 
 
 
Operating expenses:
 
 
 
Site level operating
256,284

 
252,946

Selling, general and administrative
29,959

 
38,299

Real estate rent
71,257

 
69,144

Depreciation and amortization
29,918

 
28,649

Impairment of goodwill
51,500

 

Total operating expenses
438,918

 
389,038

 
 
 
 
(Loss) income from operations
(35,196
)
 
1,673

 
 
 
 
Acquisition costs

 
63

Interest expense, net
6,860

 
7,838

(Loss) income from equity investees
(908
)
 
925

Loss before income taxes
(42,964
)
 
(5,303
)
Benefit for income taxes
9,040

 
2,364

Net loss
(33,924
)
 
(2,939
)
Less: net income for noncontrolling interests
54

 
47

Net loss attributable to common shareholders
$
(33,978
)
 
$
(2,986
)
 
 
 
 
Net loss per common share attributable to common shareholders:
 
 
 
Basic and diluted
$
(0.85
)
 
$
(0.08
)
These financial statements should be read in conjunction with TA's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, to be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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TRAVELCENTERS OF AMERICA LLC
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands, except per share amounts)


 
Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
2018
 
2017
Revenues:
 

 
 

Fuel
$
2,397,848

 
$
1,899,093

Nonfuel
1,019,260

 
982,936

Rent and royalties from franchisees
8,264

 
9,402

Total revenues
3,425,372

 
2,891,431

 
 
 
 
Cost of goods sold (excluding depreciation):
 
 
 
Fuel
2,215,497

 
1,734,166

Nonfuel
426,029

 
420,964

Total cost of goods sold
2,641,526

 
2,155,130

 
 
 
 
Operating expenses:
 

 
 

Site level operating
505,844

 
498,861

Selling, general and administrative
67,994

 
79,602

Real estate rent
142,069

 
137,143

Depreciation and amortization
57,466

 
60,449

Impairment of goodwill
51,500

 

Total operating expenses
824,873

 
776,055

 
 
 
 
Loss from operations
(41,027
)
 
(39,754
)
 
 
 
 
Acquisition costs

 
203

Interest expense, net
14,448

 
15,222

(Loss) income from equity investees
(2,193
)
 
1,203

Loss before income taxes
(57,668
)
 
(53,976
)
Benefit for income taxes
13,666

 
21,662

Net loss
(44,002
)
 
(32,314
)
Less: net income for noncontrolling interests
88

 
70

Net loss attributable to common shareholders
$
(44,090
)
 
$
(32,384
)
 
 
 
 
Net loss per common share attributable to common shareholders:
 

 
 

Basic and diluted
$
(1.10
)
 
$
(0.82
)
These financial statements should be read in conjunction with TA's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, to be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


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TRAVELCENTERS OF AMERICA LLC
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands)


 
June 30,
2018
 
December 31,
2017
Assets:
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents 
$
78,189

 
$
36,082

Accounts receivable, net
162,588

 
125,501

Inventory
216,063

 
209,640

Other current assets
26,446

 
27,295

Total current assets
483,286

 
398,518

 
 
 
 
Property and equipment, net
980,894

 
1,001,090

Goodwill
43,099

 
93,859

Other intangible assets, net
31,946

 
34,383

Other noncurrent assets
101,688

 
90,282

Total assets
$
1,640,913

 
$
1,618,132

 
 
 
 
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity:
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
193,232

 
$
155,581

Current HPT Leases liabilities
41,693

 
41,389

Other current liabilities
162,388

 
130,328

Total current liabilities
397,313

 
327,298

 
 
 
 
Long term debt, net
320,077

 
319,634

Noncurrent HPT Leases liabilities
361,413

 
368,782

Other noncurrent liabilities
35,743

 
35,923

Total liabilities
1,114,546

 
1,051,637

 
 
 
 
Shareholders' equity (39,771 and 39,984 common shares outstanding
   at June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively)
526,367

 
566,495

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity
$
1,640,913

 
$
1,618,132

These financial statements should be read in conjunction with TA's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, to be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


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TRAVELCENTERS OF AMERICA LLC
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(in thousands, except per share amounts)


TA believes the non-GAAP financial measures presented in the tables below are meaningful supplemental disclosures because they may help investors gain a better understanding of changes in TA's operating results and its ability to pay rent or service debt when due, make capital expenditures and expand its business. These non-GAAP financial measures also may help investors to make comparisons between TA and other companies and to make comparisons of TA's financial and operating results between periods.
TA believes that adjusted net (loss) income and adjusted net (loss) income per common share attributable to common shareholders are meaningful disclosures that may help investors to better understand TA's financial performance by providing financial information that represents TA's operating results without the effects of items that do not result directly from TA's normal recurring operations and may allow investors to better compare TA's performance between periods and to the performance of other companies. Management uses these measures in developing internal budgets and forecasts and analyzing TA's performance.
TA believes that EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are meaningful disclosures that may help investors to better understand TA's financial performance, including by allowing investors to compare TA's performance between periods and to the performance of other companies. Management uses EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA to evaluate TA's financial performance and compare TA's performance over time and to the performance of other companies. Management also uses these measures in developing internal budgets and forecasts and analyzing its performance. TA calculates EBITDA as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and impairment of goodwill, as shown below. TA calculates adjusted EBITDA by excluding items that are considered not to be normal, recurring, cash operating expenses or gains or losses. TA also believes that adjusted EBITDA provides financial information that represents TA's operating results without the effects of items that do not result directly from TA's normal recurring operations.
The non-GAAP financial measures TA presents should not be considered as alternatives to net loss attributable to common shareholders, net loss or loss from operations as an indicator of TA's operating performance or as a measure of TA's liquidity. Also, the non-GAAP financial measures TA presents may not be comparable to similarly titled amounts calculated by other companies.
TA believes that net loss is the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure to adjusted net (loss) income, EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA and that net loss per common share attributable to common shareholders is the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure to adjusted net (loss) income per common share attributable to common shareholders. The following tables present the reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to the respective most directly comparable GAAP financial measures for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017.
 
Three Months Ended
June 30,
 
Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
Calculation of adjusted net (loss) income:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net loss
$
(33,924
)
 
$
(2,939
)
 
$
(44,002
)
 
$
(32,314
)
Add: Impairment of goodwill(1)
51,500

 

 
51,500

 

Add: Incremental share based compensation
   expense(2)
1,039

 
113

 
2,066

 
286

(Less) add: Comdata legal expenses(3)
(10,045
)
 
2,527

 
(9,967
)
 
8,899

Less: Comdata interest income(3)
(568
)
 

 
(568
)
 

Add: Comdata excess transaction fees(4)

 
2,798

 

 
4,611

Less: Federal biodiesel tax credit(5)

 

 
(23,251
)
 

Add: Asset write offs(6)

 

 

 
5,227

Less: Income tax benefit(7)
(10,356
)
 
(2,094
)
 
(4,886
)
 
(7,324
)
Adjusted net (loss) income
$
(2,354
)
 
$
405

 
$
(29,108
)
 
$
(20,615
)

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TRAVELCENTERS OF AMERICA LLC
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(in thousands, except per share amounts)


 
Three Months Ended
June 30,
 
Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
Calculation of adjusted net (loss) income
   per common share attributable to
   common shareholders:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net loss per common share attributable to
   common shareholders
$
(0.85
)
 
$
(0.08
)
 
$
(1.10
)
 
$
(0.82
)
Add: Impairment of goodwill(1)
1.29

 

 
1.29

 

Add: Incremental share based compensation
   expense(2)
0.03

 
0.01

 
0.05

 
0.01

(Less) add: Comdata legal expenses(3)
(0.25
)
 
0.06

 
(0.25
)
 
0.23

Less: Comdata interest income(3)
(0.01
)
 

 
(0.01
)
 

Add: Comdata excess transaction fees(4)

 
0.07

 

 
0.12

Less: Federal biodiesel tax credit(5)

 

 
(0.58
)
 

Add: Asset write offs(6)

 

 

 
0.13

Less: Income tax benefit(7)
(0.26
)
 
(0.05
)
 
(0.12
)
 
(0.19
)
Adjusted net (loss) income per common share
   attributable to common shareholders
$
(0.05
)
 
$
0.01

 
$
(0.72
)
 
$
(0.52
)
 
Three Months Ended
June 30,
 
Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
Calculation of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net loss
$
(33,924
)
 
$
(2,939
)
 
$
(44,002
)
 
$
(32,314
)
Less: Benefit for income taxes
(9,040
)
 
(2,364
)
 
(13,666
)
 
(21,662
)
Add: Depreciation and amortization
29,918

 
28,649

 
57,466

 
60,449

Add: Impairment of goodwill
51,500

 

 
51,500

 

Add: Interest expense, net
6,860

 
7,838

 
14,448

 
15,222

EBITDA
45,314

 
31,184

 
65,746

 
21,695

Add: Incremental share based compensation
   expense(2)
1,039

 
113

 
2,066

 
286

(Less) add: Comdata legal expenses(3)
(10,045
)
 
2,527

 
(9,967
)
 
8,899

Add: Comdata excess transaction fees(4)

 
2,798

 

 
4,611

Less: Federal biodiesel tax credit(5)

 

 
(23,251
)
 

Adjusted EBITDA
$
36,308

 
$
36,622

 
$
34,594

 
$
35,491

(1)
Impairment of goodwill. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, TA recognized a goodwill impairment charge of $51.5 million in the convenience store reporting unit.
(2)
Incremental share based compensation expense. As part of TA's retirement agreements with certain former officers, TA agreed to accelerate the vesting of previously granted share awards. This acceleration resulted in incremental share based compensation expense of $1.0 million and $2.1 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, respectively, and $0.1 million and $0.3 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, respectively, as compared to what TA would have expensed in the absence of these retirement agreements.

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RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(in thousands, except per share amounts)


(3)
Comdata legal expenses. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, TA incurred $37 thousand and $0.1 million, respectively, of legal fees in its litigation with Comdata. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, TA incurred $2.5 million, and $8.9 million, respectively, of legal fees in its litigation with Comdata. TA's attorneys' fees and costs related to this matter totaled $10.6 million through June 30, 2018. On April 9, 2018, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware, or the Court, entered its final order and judgment, or the Order. Pursuant to the Order, Comdata was required to, among other things, reimburse TA for attorneys' fees and costs, together with interest, in the amount of $10.7 million, which TA collected in May 2018. As a result, TA recognized a $10.1 million reduction in selling, general and administrative expenses and $0.6 million of interest income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018.
(4)
Comdata excess transaction fees. From February 1, 2017, until mid-September 2017, Comdata unilaterally withheld increased fees from transaction settlement payments due to TA under an agreement between TA and Comdata under which TA agreed to accept Comdata issued fuel cards through January 2, 2022, for certain purchases by TA's customers in exchange for fees payable by TA to Comdata, or the Merchant Agreement. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, TA incurred $2.8 million and $4.6 million, respectively, of excess transaction fees. On September 11, 2017, the Court issued its post-trial Memorandum Opinion. The Court found that TA was entitled to, among other things, an order requiring Comdata to specifically perform under the Merchant Agreement, and awarded damages to TA and against Comdata for the difference between the higher transaction fees paid to Comdata since February 1, 2017, and what TA would have paid during this period under the fee structure in the Merchant Agreement. In November 2017, TA recovered $6.9 million for the amount of excess transaction fees.
(5) 
Federal biodiesel tax credit. On February 8, 2018, legislation was passed that retroactively reinstated the 2017 federal biodiesel tax credit. The federal biodiesel tax credit for 2017 was $23.3 million and was recognized in the six months ended June 30, 2018.
(6) 
Asset write offs. During the six months ended June 30, 2017, TA wrote off assets totaling $5.2 million, respectively, in connection with TA's cost reduction initiatives.
(7)
Non-GAAP financial measures net tax impact. The tax impact of the exclusion of the above items from net loss to arrive at adjusted net (loss) income was calculated using TA's estimated statutory rate of 24.7% and 38.5% for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively. The change in the estimated statutory rate is due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted in December 2017, which reduced the federal corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21%.


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TRAVELCENTERS OF AMERICA LLC
SUPPLEMENTAL RECENTLY ISSUED ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENT EFFECT
(in thousands, except per gallon amounts)


In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, or the FASB, issued Accounting Standards Update 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, or ASU 2014-09, which established a comprehensive revenue recognition standard under GAAP for almost all industries. TA adopted ASU 2014-09 on January 1, 2018, using the full retrospective method, which required that TA restate its consolidated financial statements for prior year comparative periods. Although the majority of TA's revenue is initiated at the point of sale, the implementation of this standard impacted the accounting for TA's loyalty programs, initial franchise fees and advertising contributions received from franchisees.
The recognition of loyalty awards in accordance with ASU 2014-09 resulted in a reclassification between nonfuel and fuel revenues. This reclassification resulted in a decrease to fuel gross margin per gallon and an increase to nonfuel gross margin percentage. The adjusted fuel revenues, fuel gross margin per gallon, nonfuel revenues and nonfuel gross margin percentage for each quarter of 2017 and 2016 and for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, is as follows:
 
As Reported
 
Adoption of
ASU 2014-09
 
As Adjusted
Fuel revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
Three months ended March 31, 2017
$
935,296

 
$
(12,422
)
 
$
922,874

Three months ended June 30, 2017
990,265

 
(14,046
)
 
976,219

Three months ended September 30, 2017
1,055,593

 
(19,814
)
 
1,035,779

Three months ended December 31, 2017
1,109,758

 
(19,341
)
 
1,090,417

Year ended December 31, 2017
4,090,912

 
(65,623
)
 
4,025,289

 
 
 
 
 
 
Three months ended March 31, 2016
$
709,528

 
$
(14,622
)
 
$
694,906

Three months ended June 30, 2016
931,211

 
(14,802
)
 
916,409

Three months ended September 30, 2016
947,558

 
(15,223
)
 
932,335

Three months ended December 31, 2016
941,852

 
(11,830
)
 
930,022

Year ended December 31, 2016
3,530,149

 
(56,477
)
 
3,473,672

 
As Reported
 
Adoption of
ASU 2014-09(1)
 
As Adjusted
Fuel gross margin per gallon:
 
 
 
 
 
Three months ended March 31, 2017
$
0.166

 
$
(0.024
)
 
$
0.142

Three months ended June 30, 2017
0.192

 
(0.026
)
 
0.166

Three months ended September 30, 2017
0.189

 
(0.036
)
 
0.153

Three months ended December 31, 2017
0.184

 
(0.036
)
 
0.148

Year ended December 31, 2017
0.183

 
(0.030
)
 
0.153

 
 
 
 
 
 
Three months ended March 31, 2016
$
0.170

 
$
(0.027
)
 
$
0.143

Three months ended June 30, 2016
0.182

 
(0.027
)
 
0.155

Three months ended September 30, 2016
0.194

 
(0.027
)
 
0.167

Three months ended December 31, 2016
0.189

 
(0.022
)
 
0.167

Year ended December 31, 2016
0.184

 
(0.026
)
 
0.158

(1)
The effect ASU 2014-09 will have on fuel gross margin per gallon will vary from period to period as a result of changes in certain factors that figure into the underlying calculations, including, but not limited to, fuel prices, the value of loyalty awards and loyalty program redemption rates.


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TRAVELCENTERS OF AMERICA LLC
SUPPLEMENTAL RECENTLY ISSUED ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENT EFFECT
(in thousands, except per gallon amounts)


 
As Reported
 
Adoption of
ASU 2014-09
 
As Adjusted
Nonfuel revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
Three months ended March 31, 2017
$
451,746

 
$
12,422

 
$
464,168

Three months ended June 30, 2017
504,722

 
14,046

 
518,768

Three months ended September 30, 2017
516,555

 
19,814

 
536,369

Three months ended December 31, 2017
471,158

 
19,341

 
490,499

Year ended December 31, 2017
1,944,181

 
65,623

 
2,009,804

 
 
 
 
 
 
Three months ended March 31, 2016
$
436,018

 
$
14,622

 
$
450,640

Three months ended June 30, 2016
494,467

 
14,802

 
509,269

Three months ended September 30, 2016
510,559

 
15,223

 
525,782

Three months ended December 31, 2016
462,579

 
11,830

 
474,409

Year ended December 31, 2016
1,903,623

 
56,477

 
1,960,100

 
As Reported
 
Adoption of
ASU 2014-09
 
As Adjusted
Nonfuel gross margin percentage:
 
 
 
 
 
Three months ended March 31, 2017
56.6
%
 
110
pts
 
57.7
%
Three months ended June 30, 2017
55.6
%
 
110
pts
 
56.7
%
Three months ended September 30, 2017
55.2
%
 
160
pts
 
56.8
%
Three months ended December 31, 2017
56.0
%
 
180
pts
 
57.8
%
Year ended December 31, 2017
55.8
%
 
140
pts
 
57.2
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three months ended March 31, 2016
56.0
%
 
150
pts
 
57.5
%
Three months ended June 30, 2016
55.0
%
 
140
pts
 
56.4
%
Three months ended September 30, 2016
54.9
%
 
130
pts
 
56.2
%
Three months ended December 31, 2016
55.4
%
 
110
pts
 
56.5
%
Year ended December 31, 2016
55.3
%
 
130
pts
 
56.6
%






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TRAVELCENTERS OF AMERICA LLC
SUPPLEMENTAL SAME SITE OPERATING DATA
(dollars and gallons in thousands, except per gallon amounts unless indicated otherwise)


CONSOLIDATED SAME SITE OPERATING DATA
The following table presents consolidated operating data for the periods noted for all of the locations in operation on June 30, 2018, that were operated by TA continuously since the beginning of the earliest period presented, with the exception of six locations TA operates that are owned by an unconsolidated joint venture in which TA owns a noncontrolling interest. This data excludes revenues and expenses at locations TA does not operate, such as rents and royalties from franchisees, and corporate level selling, general and administrative expenses. TA does not exclude locations from the same site comparisons as a result of capital improvements to the site or changes in the services offered.
 
Three Months Ended
June 30,
 
 
 
Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
 
 
2018
 
2017
 
Change
 
2018
 
2017
 
Change
Number of same site company
   operated locations(1)
465

 
465

 

 
460

 
460

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diesel sales volume (gallons)
405,324

 
408,374

 
(0.7)
 %
 
792,647

 
798,048

 
(0.7)
 %
Gasoline sales volume (gallons)
130,822

 
132,950

 
(1.6)
 %
 
242,868

 
246,565

 
(1.5)
 %
Total fuel sales volume (gallons)
536,146

 
541,324

 
(1.0)
 %
 
1,035,515

 
1,044,613

 
(0.9)
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuel revenues
$
1,263,085

 
$
955,186

 
32.2
 %
 
$
2,330,517

 
$
1,858,090

 
25.4
 %
Fuel gross margin
87,398

 
91,553

 
(4.5)
 %
 
179,119

 
164,373

 
9.0
 %
Fuel gross margin per gallon
$
0.163

 
$
0.169

 
(3.6)
 %
 
$
0.173

 
$
0.157

 
10.2
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nonfuel revenues
$
533,546

 
$
517,815

 
3.0
 %
 
$
1,002,418

 
$
974,208

 
2.9
 %
Nonfuel gross margin
307,621

 
293,681

 
4.7
 %
 
582,443

 
556,460

 
4.7
 %
Nonfuel gross margin percentage
57.7
%
 
56.7
%
 
100
pts
 
58.1
%
 
57.1
%
 
100
pts
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total gross margin
$
395,019

 
$
385,234

 
2.5
 %
 
$
761,562

 
$
720,833

 
5.7
 %
Site level operating expenses
252,515

 
251,779

 
0.3
 %
 
494,992

 
491,863

 
0.6
 %
Site level operating expenses as a
   percentage of nonfuel revenues
47.3
%
 
48.6
%
 
(130
)pts
 
49.4
%
 
50.5
%
 
(110
)pts
Site level gross margin in excess
   of site level operating expenses
$
142,504

 
$
133,455

 
6.8
 %
 
$
266,570

 
$
228,970

 
16.4
 %
(1) 
Same site operations for the three months ended June 30, 2018, included 224 travel centers, 226 convenience stores and 15 standalone restaurants that TA operated since April 1, 2017. Same site operations for the six months ended June 30, 2018, included 223 travel centers, 226 convenience stores and 11 standalone restaurants that TA operated since January 1, 2017. The 11 standalone restaurants are not a separately reportable segment but are included in corporate and other in TA's segment information.

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TRAVELCENTERS OF AMERICA LLC
SUPPLEMENTAL SAME SITE OPERATING DATA
(dollars and gallons in thousands, except per gallon amounts unless indicated otherwise)


TRAVEL CENTERS SEGMENT SAME SITE OPERATING DATA
The following table presents operating data for the periods noted for all of the travel centers in operation on June 30, 2018, that were operated by TA continuously since the beginning of the earliest period presented, with the exception of two travel centers TA operates that are owned by an unconsolidated joint venture in which TA owns a noncontrolling interest. This data also excludes revenues and expenses at travel centers TA does not operate, such as rents and royalties from franchisees, and corporate level selling, general and administrative expenses. TA does not exclude locations from the same site comparisons as a result of capital improvements to the site or changes in the services offered.
 
 
Three Months Ended
June 30,
 
 
 
Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
 
Travel Centers
 
2018
 
2017
 
Change
 
2018
 
2017
 
Change
Number of same site company
   operated travel center locations
 
224

 
224

 

 
223

 
223

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diesel sales volume (gallons)
 
399,231

 
403,556

 
(1.1)
 %
 
781,962

 
789,251

 
(0.9)
 %
Gasoline sales volume (gallons)
 
72,311

 
72,520

 
(0.3)
 %
 
132,974

 
133,309

 
(0.3)
 %
Total fuel sales volume (gallons)
 
471,542

 
476,076

 
(1.0)
 %
 
914,936

 
922,560

 
(0.8)
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuel revenues
 
$
1,113,621

 
$
834,059

 
33.5
 %
 
$
2,066,755

 
$
1,634,191

 
26.5
 %
Fuel gross margin
 
72,558

 
76,140

 
(4.7)
 %
 
153,183

 
137,810

 
11.2
 %
Fuel gross margin per gallon
 
$
0.154

 
$
0.160

 
(3.8)
 %
 
$
0.167

 
$
0.149

 
12.1
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nonfuel revenues
 
$
455,130

 
$
436,362

 
4.3
 %
 
$
861,319

 
$
827,241

 
4.1
 %
Nonfuel gross margin
 
276,510

 
262,153

 
5.5
 %
 
527,343

 
500,567

 
5.3
 %
Nonfuel gross margin percentage
 
60.8
%
 
60.1
%
 
70
pts
 
61.2
%
 
60.5
%
 
70
pts
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total gross margin
 
$
349,068

 
$
338,293

 
3.2
 %
 
$
680,526

 
$
638,377

 
6.6
 %
Site level operating expenses
 
219,405

 
217,593

 
0.8
 %
 
432,286

 
428,011

 
1.0
 %
Site level operating expenses as a
   percentage of nonfuel revenues
 
48.2
%
 
49.9
%
 
(170
)pts
 
50.2
%
 
51.7
%
 
(150
)pts
Site level gross margin in excess
   of site level operating expenses
 
$
129,663

 
$
120,700

 
7.4
 %
 
$
248,240

 
$
210,366

 
18.0
 %


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TRAVELCENTERS OF AMERICA LLC
SUPPLEMENTAL SAME SITE OPERATING DATA
(dollars and gallons in thousands, except per gallon amounts unless indicated otherwise)


CONVENIENCE STORES SEGMENT SAME SITE OPERATING DATA
The following table presents operating data for the periods noted for all of the convenience stores in operation on June 30, 2018, that were operated by TA continuously since the beginning of the earliest period presented, with the exception of three convenience stores TA operates that are owned by an unconsolidated joint venture in which TA owns a noncontrolling interest. This data also excludes revenues and expenses at convenience stores TA does not operate, such as revenues from a dealer operated convenience store, and corporate level selling, general and administrative expenses. TA does not exclude locations from the same site comparisons as a result of capital improvements to the site or changes in the services offered.
 
 
Three Months Ended
June 30,
 
 
 
Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
 
Convenience Stores
 
2018
 
2017
 
Change
 
2018
 
2017
 
Change
Number of same site company
   operated convenience
store locations
 
226

 
226

 

 
226

 
226

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuel sales volume (gallons)
 
64,604

 
65,248

 
(1.0)
 %
 
120,579

 
122,053

 
(1.2)
 %
Fuel revenues
 
$
149,464

 
$
121,127

 
23.4
 %
 
$
263,762

 
$
223,899

 
17.8
 %
Fuel gross margin
 
14,840

 
15,413

 
(3.7)
 %
 
25,936

 
26,563

 
(2.4)
 %
Fuel gross margin per gallon
 
$
0.230

 
$
0.236

 
(2.5)
 %
 
$
0.215

 
$
0.218

 
(1.4)
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nonfuel revenues
 
$
69,573

 
$
71,478

 
(2.7)
 %
 
$
127,781

 
$
131,827

 
(3.1)
 %
Nonfuel gross margin
 
24,927

 
24,979

 
(0.2)
 %
 
45,935

 
45,972

 
(0.1)
 %
Nonfuel gross margin percentage
 
35.8
%
 
34.9
%
 
90
pts
 
35.9
%
 
34.9
%
 
100
pts
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total gross margin
 
$
39,767

 
$
40,392

 
(1.5)
 %
 
$
71,871

 
$
72,535

 
(0.9)
 %
Site level operating expenses
 
28,153

 
28,766

 
(2.1)
 %
 
55,326

 
55,603

 
(0.5)
 %
Site level operating expenses as a
   percentage of nonfuel revenues
 
40.5
%
 
40.2
%
 
30
pts
 
43.3
%
 
42.2
%
 
110
pts
Site level gross margin in excess
   of site level operating expenses
 
$
11,614

 
$
11,626

 
(0.1)
 %
 
$
16,545

 
$
16,932

 
(2.3)
 %



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TRAVELCENTERS OF AMERICA LLC
BUSINESS SEGMENT INFORMATION
(in thousands)


The following tables present business segment information for travel centers and convenience stores, or TA's reportable segments, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017.
 
Three Months Ended June 30, 2018
 
Travel
Centers
 
Convenience
Stores
 
Corporate
and Other
 
Consolidated
Revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuel
$
1,123,804

 
$
149,538

 
$
24,379

 
$
1,297,721

Nonfuel
460,349

 
69,589

 
8,925

 
538,863

Rent and royalties from franchisees
3,027

 
52

 
1,022

 
4,101

Total revenues
1,587,180

 
219,179

 
34,326

 
1,840,685

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Site level gross margin in excess of
site level operating expenses
$
134,081

 
$
11,483

 
$
1,874

 
$
147,438

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corporate operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Selling, general and administrative
 
 
 
 
$
29,959

 
$
29,959

Real estate rent
 
 
 
 
71,257

 
71,257

Depreciation and amortization
 
 
 
 
29,918

 
29,918

Impairment of goodwill
 
 
 
 
51,500

 
51,500

Loss from operations
 
 
 
 
 
 
(35,196
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense, net
 
 
 
 
6,860

 
6,860

Loss from equity investees
 
 
 
 
(908
)
 
(908
)
Loss before income taxes
 
 
 
 
 
 
(42,964
)
Benefit for income taxes
 
 
 
 
9,040

 
9,040

Net loss
 
 
 
 
 
 
(33,924
)
Less: net income for noncontrolling interests
 
 
 
 
 
 
54

Net loss attributable to common shareholders
 
 
 
 
 
 
$
(33,978
)
Supplemental data:
Gross margin:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuel
$
73,937

 
$
14,832

 
$
23

 
$
88,792

Nonfuel
279,678

 
24,931

 
6,220

 
310,829

Rent and royalties from franchisees
3,027

 
52

 
1,022

 
4,101

Total gross margin
$
356,642

 
$
39,815

 
$
7,265

 
$
403,722

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Site level operating expenses
$
222,561

 
$
28,332

 
$
5,391

 
$
256,284




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TRAVELCENTERS OF AMERICA LLC
BUSINESS SEGMENT INFORMATION
(in thousands)


 
Three Months Ended June 30, 2017
 
Travel
Centers
 
Convenience
Stores
 
Corporate
and Other
 
Consolidated
Revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuel
$
834,243

 
$
122,287

 
$
19,689

 
$
976,219

Nonfuel
436,413

 
71,884

 
10,471

 
518,768

Rent and royalties from franchisees
3,493

 
54

 
1,225

 
4,772

Total revenues
1,274,149

 
194,225

 
31,385

 
1,499,759

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Site level gross margin in excess of
site level operating expenses
$
123,747

 
$
11,707

 
$
2,311

 
$
137,765

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corporate operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Selling, general and administrative
 
 
 
 
$
38,299

 
$
38,299

Real estate rent
 
 
 
 
69,144

 
69,144

Depreciation and amortization
 
 
 
 
28,649

 
28,649

Income from operations
 
 
 
 
 
 
1,673

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Acquisition costs
 
 
 
 
63

 
63

Interest expense, net
 
 
 
 
7,838

 
7,838

Income from equity investees
 
 
 
 
925

 
925

Loss before income taxes
 
 
 
 
 
 
(5,303
)
Benefit for income taxes
 
 
 
 
2,364

 
2,364

Net loss
 
 
 
 
 
 
(2,939
)
Less: net income for noncontrolling interests
 
 
 
 
 
 
47

Net loss attributable to common shareholders
 
 
 
 
 
 
$
(2,986
)
Supplemental data:
Gross margin:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuel
$
76,189

 
$
15,535

 
$
40

 
$
91,764

Nonfuel
262,186

 
25,115

 
6,874

 
294,175

Rent and royalties from franchisees
3,493

 
54

 
1,225

 
4,772

Total gross margin
$
341,868

 
$
40,704

 
$
8,139

 
$
390,711

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Site level operating expenses
$
218,121

 
$
28,997

 
$
5,828

 
$
252,946




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TRAVELCENTERS OF AMERICA LLC
BUSINESS SEGMENT INFORMATION
(in thousands)


 
Six Months Ended June 30, 2018
 
Travel
Centers
 
Convenience
Stores
 
Corporate
and Other
 
Consolidated
Revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuel
$
2,089,830

 
$
264,540

 
$
43,478

 
$
2,397,848

Nonfuel
874,725

 
128,001

 
16,534

 
1,019,260

Rent and royalties from franchisees
6,155

 
105

 
2,004

 
8,264

Total revenues
2,970,710

 
392,646

 
62,016

 
3,425,372

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Site level gross margin in excess of
site level operating expenses
$
258,100

 
$
16,394

 
$
3,508

 
$
278,002

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corporate operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Selling, general and administrative
 
 
 
 
$
67,994

 
$
67,994

Real estate rent
 
 
 
 
142,069

 
142,069

Depreciation and amortization
 
 
 
 
57,466

 
57,466

Impairment of goodwill
 
 
 
 
51,500

 
51,500

Loss from operations
 
 
 
 
 
 
(41,027
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense, net
 
 
 
 
14,448

 
14,448

Loss from equity investees
 
 
 
 
(2,193
)
 
(2,193
)
Loss before income taxes
 
 
 
 
 
 
(57,668
)
Benefit for income taxes
 
 
 
 
13,666

 
13,666

Net loss
 
 
 
 
 
 
(44,002
)
Less: net income for noncontrolling interests
 
 
 
 
 
 
88

Net loss attributable to common shareholders
 
 
 
 
 
 
$
(44,090
)
Supplemental data:
Gross margin:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuel
$
156,314

 
$
25,973

 
$
64

 
$
182,351

Nonfuel
535,752

 
46,008

 
11,471

 
593,231

Rent and royalties from franchisees
6,155

 
105

 
2,004

 
8,264

Total gross margin
$
698,221

 
$
72,086

 
$
13,539

 
$
783,846

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Site level operating expenses
$
440,121

 
$
55,692

 
$
10,031

 
$
505,844



19




TRAVELCENTERS OF AMERICA LLC
BUSINESS SEGMENT INFORMATION
(in thousands)


 
Six Months Ended June 30, 2017
 
Travel
Centers
 
Convenience
Stores
 
Corporate
and Other
 
Consolidated
Revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuel
$
1,635,962

 
$
225,993

 
$
37,138

 
$
1,899,093

Nonfuel
830,619

 
132,586

 
19,731

 
982,936

Rent and royalties from franchisees
6,906

 
108

 
2,388

 
9,402

Total revenues
2,473,487

 
358,687

 
59,257

 
2,891,431

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Site level gross margin in excess of
   site level operating expenses
$
216,224

 
$
17,070

 
$
4,146

 
$
237,440

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corporate operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Selling, general and administrative