Exhibit 99.1

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Contact:Brett D. Heffes

763/520-8500

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WINMARK CORPORATION ANNOUNCES

SECOND QUARTER RESULTS

Minneapolis, MN (July 15, 2020)  

-  Winmark Corporation (Nasdaq: WINA) announced today net income for the quarter ended June 27, 2020 of $5,055,200 (or $1.33 per share diluted) compared to net income of $7,301,900 (or $1.79 per share diluted)  in the second quarter of 2019.  For the six months ended June 27, 2020, net income was $12,372,200 (or $3.21 per share diluted) compared to net income of $14,574,100 (or $3.52 per share diluted) for the same period last year.

Second quarter results were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with royalty revenues 38% lower than the second quarter of 2019.  The Company experienced sequential monthly improvement in royalties during the second quarter as franchised stores reopened, with April, May and June royalty revenues of 16%, 76% and 108% of 2019, respectively.  Additionally, during the quarter, the Company repaid $40.0 million in borrowings under its revolving credit facility, ending the quarter with no revolver borrowings and $1.3 million of cash.

Brett D. Heffes, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Our franchisee’s performance improved throughout the quarter, as they have proven extremely resilient during the pandemic.  While store operations are not fully back to pre-COVID levels, substantial progress has been made in the past 90 days and we are pleased with the overall performance of the Company.  I am impressed daily by the efforts of both our franchisees as well as our Winmark employees.”

Winmark Corporation creates, supports and finances business.  At June 27, 2020, there were 1,255 franchises in operation under the brands Plato’s Closet®, Once Upon A Child®, Play It Again Sports®, Style Encore® and Music Go Round®.  An additional 42 retail franchises have been awarded but are not open.  

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), relating to future events or the future financial performance of the Company.  Such forward-looking statements are only predictions or statements of intention subject to risks and uncertainties and actual events or results could differ materially from those anticipated.  Because actual result may differ, shareholders and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.


The following information was filed by Winmark Corp (WINA) on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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