Churchill Downs Incorporated Reports 2023 Second Quarter Results

LOUISVILLE, KY., (July 26, 2023) Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN) ("CDI" or "Company") today reported business results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023.

Second Quarter 2023 Highlights

  • Second quarter results:
    • Record net revenue of $768.5 million compared to $582.5 million in second quarter 2022
    • Net income of $143.0 million compared to $339.3 million in second quarter 2022
    • Record Adjusted EBITDA of $363.7 million compared to $291.2 million in second quarter
      2022
  • Our Live and Historical Racing segment delivered all-time record revenue and Adjusted EBITDA,
    with revenue up 48% and Adjusted EBITDA up 36% compared to the second quarter of 2022
    • Churchill Downs Racetrack ran the 149th Kentucky Derby with record Derby Week all sources
      handle, record Derby Week contribution to Adjusted EBITDA and the debut of the
      new First Turn Experience
    • We opened a new 123-room hotel, chop house, bourbon bar and sports bar at Derby City
      Gaming and Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky in June 2023
  • Our Gaming segment delivered record second quarter revenue and Adjusted EBITDA, with revenue up 34% and Adjusted EBITDA up 16% compared to the second quarter of 2022
  • We closed an offering of $600 million of 6.750% senior notes due 2031 on April 25, 2023
  • Effective May 22, 2023, the Company's common stock was split two-for-one with a proportionate
    increase in the number of its authorized shares of common stock
CONSOLIDATED RESULTS
Second Quarter
(in millions, except per share data)20232022
Net revenue$        768.5$        582.5
Net income$        143.0$        339.3
Diluted EPS(a)$        1.86$        8.79
Adjusted EBITDA(b)$        363.7$        291.2
(a) The number of shares have been adjusted for the stock split.

(b) This is a non-GAAP measure. See explanation of non-GAAP measures below.

SEGMENT RESULTS

The summaries below present revenue from external customers and intercompany revenue from each of
our reportable segments. All comparisons discussed below are referencing the second quarter of 2023 as
compared to the second quarter of 2022.

Live and Historical Racing

Second Quarter
(in millions)20232022
Net revenue$408.0$275.9
Adjusted EBITDA223.5163.9

For the second quarter of 2023, revenue increased $132.1 million due to a $94.6 million increase
attributable to the Virginia properties acquired in the P2E Transaction, a $20.5 million increase due to a
record-breaking Derby Week at Churchill Downs Racetrack, a $12.0 million increase attributable to the
properties acquired in the Ellis Park and Chasers Transactions, a $10.3 million increase primarily due to
the opening of Turfway Park in Northern Kentucky in September 2022, a $3.5 million increase from our
Oak Grove property in Southwestern Kentucky, and a $1.1 million increase from our Derby City Gaming
property in Louisville. These increases were partially offset by a $9.9 million decrease for non-Derby
Week racing operations primarily due to the decision to move a portion of the Churchill Downs Racetrack
Spring Meet to Ellis Park in June 2023.

Adjusted EBITDA increased $59.6 million due to a $43.7 million increase attributable to the Virginia
properties acquired in the P2E Transaction, a $16.8 million increase due to a record-breaking Derby Week
at Churchill Downs Racetrack, and a $2.8 million increase due to continued growth at our Oak Grove
property in Southwestern Kentucky. The remaining properties contributed a $1.9 million increase in
Adjusted EBITDA. These increases were partially offset by a $5.6 million decrease for non-Derby Week
racing operations primarily due to the decision to move a portion of the Churchill Downs Racetrack
Spring Meet to Ellis Park in June 2023.

TwinSpires

Second Quarter
(in millions)20232022
Net revenue$139.1$138.5
Adjusted EBITDA33.933.9

For the second quarter of 2023, revenue increased $0.6 million primarily due to a $3.4 million increase in
revenue related to Horse Racing primarily from United Tote which reflects the portion of the B2B Horse
Racing expansion strategy associated with totalisator fees. This increase was partially offset by a $2.8
million reduction in Sports and Casino revenue due to the decision to exit the direct online Sports and
Casino business in the first quarter of 2022.

Adjusted EBITDA was flat for the comparative periods. Sports and Casino Adjusted EBITDA was up
$1.9 million as a result of an increase from retail sports betting and from significant cost reductions
associated with the exit of the direct online Sports and Casino business in the first quarter of 2022. United
Tote Adjusted EBITDA was up $2.0 million primarily as a result of the incremental revenue from the B2B
Horse Racing expansion strategy associated with totalisator fees. These increases were offset by a $3.9
million reduction in TwinSpires Adjusted EBITDA as a result of lower retail Horse Racing handle due to
industry race day cancellations and the decision to move a portion of the Churchill Downs Racetrack
Spring Meet to Ellis Park in June 2023 as well as higher content related expenses and higher advance
deposit wagering taxes in certain jurisdictions.

Gaming

Second Quarter
(in millions)20232022
Net revenue$247.9$184.5
Adjusted EBITDA123.4106.8

For the second quarter of 2023, revenue increased $63.4 million primarily due to a $68.6 million increase
attributable to the New York and Iowa properties acquired in the P2E Transaction, partially offset by a
$5.2 million net decrease from our other gaming properties.

Adjusted EBITDA increased $16.6 million driven by a $21.4 million increase attributable to the New
York and Iowa properties acquired in the P2E Transaction, partially offset by a $4.8 million decrease from
our other gaming properties.

All Other

Second Quarter
(in millions)20232022
Net revenue$0.2$0.5
Adjusted EBITDA(17.1)(13.4)

For the second quarter of 2023, Adjusted EBITDA decreased $3.7 million primarily driven by increased
corporate compensation and benefits related expenses.

CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

2031 Senior Notes
On April 25, 2023, the Company closed an offering of $600 million in aggregate principal amount of its 6.750% senior notes due 2031. The Company used a portion of the net proceeds from the offering to repay indebtedness outstanding under its Term Loan B Facility due 2024 and to fund related transaction fees and expenses, and intends to use the remainder of the proceeds for working capital and other general corporate purposes.

Two-for-One Stock Split
Effective May 22, 2023, the Company's common stock was split two-for-one with a proportionate increase in the number of its authorized shares of common stock.

NET INCOME

The Company's second quarter of 2023 net income was $143.0 million compared to $339.3 million in the
prior year quarter.
The following impacted the comparability of the Company's second quarter net income:

  • $193.6 million after-tax gain on the sale of the Calder property in 2022;
  • $18.5 million after-tax increase in costs in 2023 due to Presque Isle impairment;
  • $6.0 million after-tax net increase in all other nonrecurring expenses

Excluding the items above, second quarter 2023 net income increased $21.8 million primarily due to the
following:

  • $43.9 million after-tax increase primarily driven by the results of our operations;
  • Partially offset by a $22.1 million after-tax increase in interest expense associated with higher
    outstanding debt balances.

Conference Call
A conference call regarding this news release is scheduled for Thursday, July 27, 2023 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 http://ir.churchilldownsincorporated.com/events.cfm, or by registering in advance via teleconference here. Once registration is completed, participants will be provided with a dial-in number containing a personalized conference code to access the call. All participants are encouraged to dial-in 15 minutes prior to the start time. An online replay will be available by noon ET on Thursday, July 27, 2023. A copy of the Company’s news release announcing quarterly results and relevant financial and statistical information about the period will be accessible at http://www.churchilldownsincorporated.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures

In addition to the results provided in accordance with GAAP, the Company also uses non-GAAP measures, including adjusted net income, adjusted diluted EPS, EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) and Adjusted EBITDA.

The Company uses non-GAAP measures as a key performance measure of the results of operations for purposes of evaluating performance internally. These measures facilitate comparison of operating performance between periods and help investors to better understand the operating results of the Company by excluding certain items that may not be indicative of the Company's core business or operating results. The Company believes the use of these measures enables management and investors to evaluate and compare, from period to period, the Company’s operating performance in a meaningful and consistent manner. The non-GAAP measures are a supplemental measure of our performance that is not required by, or presented in accordance with, GAAP, and should not be considered as an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net income or diluted EPS (as determined in accordance with GAAP) as a measure of our operating results.

We use Adjusted EBITDA to evaluate segment performance, develop strategy and allocate resources. We utilize the Adjusted EBITDA metric to provide a more accurate measure of our core operating results and enable management and investors to evaluate and compare from period to period our operating performance in a meaningful and consistent manner. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to operating income as an indicator of performance, as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities as a measure of liquidity, or as an alternative to any other measure provided in accordance with GAAP. Our calculation of Adjusted EBITDA may be different from the calculation used by other companies and, therefore, comparability may be limited.

Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted EPS exclude discontinued operations net income or loss; net income or loss attributable to noncontrolling interest; changes in fair value for interest rate swaps related to Rivers Des Plaines; Rivers Des Plaines' legal reserves and transaction costs; transaction expense, which includes acquisition and disposition related charges, as well as legal, accounting, and other deal-related expense; pre-opening expense; and certain other gains, charges, recoveries, and expenses.

Adjusted EBITDA includes the Company's portion of EBITDA from our equity investments.

Adjusted EBITDA excludes:

  • Transaction expense, net which includes:
    • Acquisition, disposition, and land sale related charges;
    • Direct online Sports and Casino business exit costs; and
    • Other transaction expense, including legal, accounting, and other deal-related expense;
  • Stock-based compensation expense;
  • Rivers Des Plaines' impact on our investments in unconsolidated affiliates from:
    • The impact of changes in fair value of interest rate swaps; and
    • Legal reserves and transaction costs;
  • Asset impairments;
  • Gain on Calder land sale;
  • Legal reserves;
  • Pre-opening expense; and
  • Other charges, recoveries and expenses.

On June 26, 2023, the Company's management agreement for Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin expired and was not renewed. The Company completed the sale of substantially all of its assets at Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin for an immaterial amount.

As of December 31, 2021, Arlington ceased racing and simulcast operations given the pending sale of the property to the Chicago Bears. Arlington's operating loss in the current year quarter was treated as an adjustment to EBITDA and is included in Other expenses, net in the Reconciliation of Comprehensive Income to Adjusted EBITDA.

For segment reporting, Adjusted EBITDA includes intercompany revenue and expense totals that are eliminated in the consolidated statements of comprehensive income. Refer to the Reconciliation of Comprehensive Income to Adjusted EBITDA included herewith for additional information.

To view and download the full 2023 Second Quarter Results Press Release, please visit our Investor Relations Website.

About Churchill Downs Incorporated

Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) has been creating extraordinary entertainment experiences for nearly 150 years, beginning with the company’s most iconic and enduring asset, the Kentucky Derby. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, CDI has expanded through the development of live and historical racing entertainment venues, the growth of the TwinSpires horse racing online wagering business and the operation and development of regional casino gaming properties. More information is available at http://www.churchilldownsincorporated.com.

This news release contains various “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by the use of terms such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “predict,” “project,” “seek,” “should,” “will,” and similar words or similar expressions (or negative versions of such words or expressions).

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 following: the occurrence of extraordinary events, such as terrorist attacks, public health threats, civil unrest, and inclement weather, including as a result of climate change; the effect of economic conditions on our consumers' confidence and discretionary spending or our access to credit, including the impact of inflation; additional or increased taxes and fees; the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including the emergence of variant strains, and related economic matters on our results of operations, financial conditions and prospects; lack of confidence in the integrity of our core businesses or any deterioration in our reputation; loss of key or highly skilled personnel, as well as general disruptions in the general labor market; the impact of significant competition, and the expectation the competition levels will increase; changes in consumer preferences, attendance, wagering, and sponsorships; risks associated with equity investments, strategic alliances and other third-party agreements; inability to respond to rapid technological changes in a timely manner; concentration and evolution of slot machine and historical racing machine (HRM) manufacturing and other technology conditions that could impose additional costs; failure to enter into or maintain agreements with industry constituents, including horsemen and other racetracks; inability to successfully focus on market access and retail operations for our TwinSpires Sports and Casino business and effectively compete; online security risk, including cyber-security breaches, or loss or misuse of our stored information as a result of a breach including customers’ personal information could lead to government enforcement actions or other litigations; reliance on our technology services and catastrophic events and system failures disrupting our operations; inability to identify, complete, or fully realize the benefits of our proposed acquisitions, divestitures, development of new venues or the expansion of existing facilities on time, on budget, or as planned; difficulty in integrating recent or future acquisitions into our operations; cost overruns and other uncertainties associated with the development of new venues and the expansion of existing facilities; general risks related to real estate ownership and significant expenditures, including risks related to environmental liabilities; personal injury litigation related to injuries occurring at our racetracks; compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or other similar laws and regulations, or applicable anti-money laundering regulations; payment-related risks, such as risk associated with fraudulent credit card or debit card use; work stoppages and labor problems; risks related to pending or future legal proceedings and other actions; highly regulated operations and changes in the regulatory environment could adversely affect our business; restrictions in our debt facilities limiting our flexibility to operate our business; failure to comply with the financial ratios and other covenants in our debt facilities and other indebtedness; increases to interest rates (due to inflation or otherwise), disruption in the credit markets or changes to our credit ratings may adversely affect our business; increase in our insurance costs, or inability to obtain similar insurance coverage in the future, and any inability to recover under our insurance policies for damages sustained at our properties in the event of inclement weather and casualty events; and other factors described under the heading “Risk Factors” in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in other filings we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

We do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Press Contacts

Tonya Abeln
VP, Corporate Communications
Churchill Downs Incorporated

Philip Forbis
VP, Finance & Corporate FP&A
Churchill Downs Incorporated

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