CHURCHILL DOWNS INCORPORATED REPORTS 2012 Q2 RESULTS

CHURCHILL DOWNS INCORPORATED REPORTS 2012 Q2 RESULTS
  • Record net revenues from continuing operations of $270.8 million, an 8 percent increase over 2011 Q2
  • Record net earnings from continuing operations of $48.6 million, a 21 percent climb over 2011 Q2
  • Record EBITDA of $95.3 million, 12 percent growth over 2011 Q2
  • Record Kentucky Oaks and Derby Week EBITDA grows $5.4 million over last year

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (August 6, 2012) – Churchill Downs Incorporated (CHDN: NASDAQ) (“Company”) today, Monday, August 6, 2012, reported results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012.

Due primarily to growth within CDI’s Racing Operations, including a record Kentucky Oaks and Derby week, and growth in the Company’s Online Business segment, the Company’s net revenues from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2012 increased 8%, or $21.1 million, to $270.8 million from $249.7 million during the same period of the prior year.  

CDI’s online wagering company, Twinspires.com, experienced a second quarter handle increase of 13%, or $29.7 million, as compared to the prior-year period, driven primarily by new customer growth and an increase in average daily wagering.

Racing Operations EBITDA increased $6.6 million and was primarily driven by increased EBITDA of $5.4 million from Kentucky Oaks and Derby week related to increased admissions, sponsorships and pari-mutuel revenues, as well as 17 additional live race days.

Our Gaming Business segment EBITDA increased $6.6 million, or 52%, as insurance recoveries, net of losses, increased $4.6 million from the same period of the prior year.  During the three months ended June 30, 2012, we received insurance recoveries, net of losses, of  $5.0 million, which reflects the final insurance claim settlement from the 2011 flood damage sustained at Harlow’s Casino Resort & Hotel (“Harlow’s”), which was closed for 25 days during the three months ended June 30, 2011, due to the Mississippi River flooding.  During the three months ended June 30, 2011, we received insurance recoveries, net of losses, of $0.4 million, which reflects a settlement for wind damage sustained at Harlow’s during 2011. Partially offsetting this increase was a decrease in EBITDA of $1.1 million at Calder Casino due to the impact of heightened competition in the south Florida market.

Net earnings from continuing operations for the period were $48.6 million, or $2.77 per diluted common share, an increase of 21% from net earnings from continuing operations of $40.1 million, or $2.36 per diluted common share, during the second quarter of 2011.

CDI Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert L. Evans:   

“We continue to build our portfolio of growth opportunities. Construction of the super-premium seating venue, The Mansion at Churchill Downs, has begun along with sales for this area for the 2013 Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby. On June 29, 2012, the Illinois expanded gaming legislation, Senate Bill 1849, was sent to Governor Quinn, who has 60 days to sign or veto the measure. On July 26, 2012, our joint venture entity with Delaware North Gaming and Entertainment, known as Miami Valley Gaming & Racing LLC, submitted its gaming and racing license applications to the state of Ohio. Later this year we hope to launch the real-money gaming site Luckity.com. And we continue to aggressively evaluate various ventures and potential acquisitions.”

A conference call regarding this news release is scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at 9 a.m. ET. Investors and other interested parties may listen to the teleconference by accessing the online, real-time webcast and broadcast of the call at www.churchilldownsincorporated.com or www.earnings.com, or by dialing (877) 372-0878 and entering the pass code 14736794 at least 10 minutes before the appointed time. International callers should dial (253) 237-1169. A copy of the Company’s news release announcing quarterly results and relevant financial and statistical information about the period will be accessible at www.churchilldownsincorporated.com.

In addition to the results provided in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”), the Company has provided a non-GAAP measurement, which presents a financial measure of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”). Churchill Downs Incorporated uses EBITDA as a key performance measure of results of operations for purposes of evaluating performance internally. The Company believes the use of this measure enables management and investors to evaluate and compare, from period to period, the Company’s operating performance in a meaningful and consistent manner. This non-GAAP measurement is not intended to replace the presentation of the Company’s financial results in accordance with GAAP.

ABOUT CHURCHILL DOWNS INCORPORATED

Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) (NASDAQ:  CHDN), headquartered in Louisville, Ky., owns and operates the world-renowned Churchill Downs Racetrack, home of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, as well as racetrack and casino operations and a poker room in Miami Gardens, Fla.; racetrack, casino and video poker operations in New Orleans, La.; racetrack operations in Arlington Heights, Ill.; and a casino resort in Greenville, Miss. CDI also owns the country's premier account-wagering company, TwinSpires.com, and other advance-deposit wagering providers; the totalisator company, United Tote; Bluff Media, an Atlanta-based multimedia poker content, brand and publishing company; and a collection of racing-related telecommunications and data companies. Information about CDI can be found online at www.churchilldownsincorporated.com.

Information set forth in this news release contains various “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “Act”) provides certain “safe harbor” provisions for forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements made in this news release are made pursuant to the Act. The reader is cautioned that such forward-looking statements are based on information available at the time and/or management’s good faith belief with respect to future events, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in the statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date the statement was made.  We assume no obligation to update forward-looking information to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by the use of terms such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “will,” and similar words, although some forward-looking statements are expressed differently.  Although we believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include: the effect of global economic conditions, including any disruptions in the credit markets; a decrease in consumers’ discretionary income; the effect (including possible increases in the cost of doing business) resulting from future war and terrorist activities or political uncertainties; the overall economic environment; the impact of increasing insurance costs; the impact of interest rate fluctuations; the financial performance of our racing operations; the impact of gaming competition (including lotteries, online gaming and riverboat, cruise ship and land-based casinos) and other sports and entertainment options in the markets in which we operate; our ability to maintain racing and gaming licenses to conduct our businesses; the impact of live racing day competition with other Florida, Illinois and Louisiana racetracks within those respective markets; the impact of higher purses and other incentives in states that compete with our racetracks; costs associated with our efforts in support of alternative gaming initiatives; costs associated with customer relationship management initiatives; a substantial change in law or regulations affecting pari-mutuel and gaming activities; a substantial change in allocation of live racing days; changes in Kentucky, Florida, Illinois or Louisiana law or regulations that impact revenues or costs of racing operations in those states; the presence of wagering and gaming operations at other states’ racetracks and casinos near our operations; our continued ability to effectively compete for the country’s horses and trainers necessary to achieve full field horse races; our continued ability to grow our share of the interstate simulcast market and obtain the consents of horsemen’s groups to interstate simulcasting; our ability to enter into agreements with other industry constituents for the purchase and sale of racing content for wagering purposes; our ability to execute our acquisition strategy and to complete or successfully operate planned expansion projects; our ability to successfully complete any divestiture transaction; market reaction to our expansion projects; the inability of our totalisator company, United Tote, to maintain its processes accurately or keep its technology current; our accountability for environmental contamination; the inability of our Online Business to prevent security breaches within its online technologies; the loss of key personnel; the impact of natural and other disasters on our operations and our ability to obtain insurance recoveries in respect of such losses (including losses related to business interruption); our ability to integrate any businesses we acquire into our existing operations, including our ability to maintain revenues at historic levels and achieve anticipated cost savings; the impact of wagering laws, including changes in laws or enforcement of those laws by regulatory agencies; the outcome of pending or threatened litigation; changes in our relationships with horsemen’s groups and their memberships; our ability to reach agreement with horsemen’s groups on future purse and other agreements (including, without limiting, agreements on sharing of revenues from gaming and advance deposit wagering); the effect of claims of third parties to intellectual property rights; and the volatility of our stock price.

You should read this discussion in conjunction with the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 for further information, including Part I – Item 1A, "Risk Factors" for a discussion regarding some of the reasons that actual results may be materially different from those we anticipate, as modified by Part II – Item 1A, “Risk Factors” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.



CHURCHILL DOWNS INCORPORATED

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011

(Unaudited) (In thousands, except per share data) 

 

 2012 Q2 condensed consolidated statements

 

CHURCHILL DOWNS INCORPORATED

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011

(Unaudited) (In thousands, except per share data) 

 2012 Q2 Condensed Consolidated Statements

 

CHURCHILL DOWNS INCORPORATED

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION BY OPERATING UNIT

for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011

(Unaudited) (In thousands)

 2012 Q2 Supp Info by Operating Unit

 

CHURCHILL DOWNS INCORPORATED

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION BY OPERATING UNIT

for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011

(Unaudited) (In thousands)

 

 2012 Q2

 

CHURCHILL DOWNS INCORPORATED

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION BY OPERATING UNIT

for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011

(Unaudited) (In thousands)

 2012 Q2

CHURCHILL DOWNS INCORPORATED

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011

(Unaudited) (In thousands)

 

 2012 Q2 Cash FLows


CHURCHILL DOWNS INCORPORATED

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

As of June 30, 2012, and December 31, 2011

(in thousands)

 Q2 2012 Concolidated Balance Sheet