Wynn Resorts, Limited Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2019 Results

Published on : Saturday, February 8, 2020

Wynn Resorts, Limited (the “Company”) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2019.

 

Operating revenues were $1.65 billion for the fourth quarter of 2019, a decrease of 2.0%, or $34.1 million, from $1.69 billion for the fourth quarter of 2018. Net loss attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited was $72.9 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited of $464.9 million, or $4.31 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2018 (which included a net tax benefit of $390.9 million related to U.S. tax reform).

 

“We delivered solid financial results in the fourth quarter of 2019, growing Adjusted Property EBITDA nearly 12% sequentially compared to the third quarter,” said Matt Maddox, CEO of Wynn Resorts, Limited. “In Macau, the investments we have made position us well to compete in any market environment, supported by another quarter of record mass table win. Our strategy at Wynn Las Vegas is producing results, driving year-over-year volume growth in our domestic gaming business, along with 3% growth in RevPAR. Encore Boston Harbor continues to ramp nearly doubling its Adjusted Property EBITDA sequentially and we remain excited by the opportunity to drive growth at the property over the next several years.”

 

“It was also a successful quarter on the development front as we made significant progress rolling out the industry’s leading global growth pipeline. In November, we launched key portions of the new Lakeside Casino at Wynn Macau, further solidifying the property as the peninsula’s marquee integrated resort. In Las Vegas, construction on our 430,000 square foot meeting and convention expansion is complete and we are gearing up to welcome our first groups to the new space. We are excited about the outlook for the Company and we will continue to focus on leveraging our premium-focused business model to drive long-term returns for shareholders.”

 

Consolidated Results

Operating revenues were $1.65 billion for the fourth quarter of 2019, a decrease of 2.0%, or $34.1 million, from $1.69 billion for the fourth quarter of 2018. Operating revenues decreased $150.6 million, $28.0 million, and $24.9 million at Wynn Palace, Wynn Macau, and our Las Vegas Operations, respectively, from the fourth quarter of 2018 to 2019. The decrease in operating revenues at Wynn Palace, Wynn Macau, and our Las Vegas Operations was partially offset by operating revenues from Encore Boston Harbor of $169.3 million.

 

On a U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) basis, net loss attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited was $72.9 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited of $464.9 million, or $4.31 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2018. Our fourth quarter 2019 results included a net tax provision of $157.4 million, primarily related to an increase in the valuation allowance on our deferred tax assets. Our fourth quarter 2018 results included a net tax benefit of $390.9 million recorded in connection with U.S. tax reform. Adjusted net loss attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited (1) was $65.6 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to adjusted net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited of $102.2 million, or $0.95 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2018.

 

Adjusted Property EBITDA (2) was $443.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, a decrease of 11.3%, or $56.3 million, from $499.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2018. Adjusted Property EBITDA decreased $49.0 million and $25.1 million at Wynn Palace and our Las Vegas Operations, respectively, and increased $2.5 million at Wynn Macau. Adjusted Property EBITDA from Encore Boston Harbor was $15.3 million.

 

For the year ended December 31, 2019, operating revenues decreased 1.6%, or $106.6 million, to $6.61 billion, compared to $6.72 billion in the year ended December 31, 2018. Operating revenues decreased $213.9 million, $224.5 million, and $32.1 million at Wynn Palace, Wynn Macau, and our Las Vegas Operations, respectively. The decrease in operating revenues at Wynn Palace, Wynn Macau, and our Las Vegas Operations was partially offset by operating revenues from Encore Boston Harbor of $363.9 million.

 

GAAP net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited was $123.0 million, or $1.15 per diluted share in 2019, compared to $572.4 million, or $5.35 per diluted share in the year ended December 31, 2018. Our 2019 results included a net tax provision of $176.8 million, primarily related to an increase in the valuation allowance on our deferred tax assets. Our 2018 results included a net tax benefit of $390.9 million recorded in connection with U.S. tax reform. Adjusted net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited was $279.5 million, or $2.61 per diluted share, in 2019, compared to $687.7 million, or $6.43 per diluted share, in the year ended December 31, 2018.

 

Full year Adjusted Property EBITDA decreased 11.2%, or $229.0 million, to $1.82 billion, compared to $2.04 billion in the year ended December 31, 2018. Adjusted Property EBITDA decreased $114.4 million, $84.4 million and $53.4 million at Wynn Palace, Wynn Macau, and our Las Vegas Operations, respectively. Adjusted Property EBITDA at Encore Boston Harbor was $23.2 million.

 

Wynn Resorts, Limited also announced today that the Company has approved a cash dividend of $1.00 per share, payable on March 6, 2020 to stockholders of record as of February 26, 2020.

 

Property Results

Wynn Palace

Operating revenues from Wynn Palace were $590.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, a 20.3% decrease from $740.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2018. Adjusted Property EBITDA from Wynn Palace was $177.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, a 21.6% decrease from $226.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2018. VIP table games win as a percentage of turnover was 3.07%, slightly above the expected range of 2.7% to 3.0% and below the 3.25% experienced in the fourth quarter of 2018. Table games win percentage in mass market operations was 25.2%, above the 23.6% experienced in the fourth quarter of 2018.

 

Wynn Macau

 

Operating revenues from Wynn Macau were $525.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, a 5.1% decrease from $553.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2018. Adjusted Property EBITDA was $170.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, a 1.5% increase from $167.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2018. VIP table games win as a percentage of turnover was 3.27%, above the expected range of 2.7% to 3.0% and above the 2.86% experienced in the fourth quarter of 2018. Table games win percentage in mass market operations was 20.3%, consistent with the 20.3% experienced in the fourth quarter of 2018.

 

Las Vegas Operations

 

Operating revenues from our Las Vegas Operations were $368.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, a 6.3% decrease from $393.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2018. Adjusted Property EBITDA from our Las Vegas Operations was $80.1 million, a 23.8% decrease from $105.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2018. Table games win percentage was 17.4%, below the property’s expected range of 22% to 26% and below the 22.4% experienced in the fourth quarter of 2018.

 

Encore Boston Harbor

On June 23, 2019, the Company opened Encore Boston Harbor, an integrated resort in Everett, Massachusetts. For the fourth quarter of 2019, Encore Boston Harbor’s operating revenues were $169.3 million and Adjusted Property EBITDA was $15.3 million. Table games win percentage was 19.2%, within the property’s expected range of 16% to 20%.

 

Development Projects

In February 2020, we are opening our meeting and convention expansion at Wynn Las Vegas. Once open, the space will feature approximately 217,000 square feet of incremental state-of-the-art meeting and convention space (430,000 square feet of gross space), which will nearly double our group footprint in Las Vegas. We estimate the total project budget, including the redesigned golf course that reopened in October 2019, to be approximately $425 million. As of December 31, 2019, we have incurred $351.3 million in total project costs.

 

Balance Sheet

Our cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash as of December 31, 2019 totaled $2.36 billion and was comprised of $1.81 billion at Wynn Macau, Limited and its subsidiaries, $125.8 million at Wynn Resorts Finance, LLC (excluding Wynn Macau, Limited and its subsidiaries), and $419.3 million at Wynn Resorts and other.

 

As previously disclosed, on December 17, 2019, Wynn Macau, Limited (“WML”) issued $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of 5 1/8% Senior Notes due 2029 (the “2029 WML Notes”). WML intends to use the net proceeds from the 2029 WML Notes to facilitate the repayment of a portion of the amounts outstanding under the Wynn Macau Term Loan.

 

Total current and long-term debt outstanding at December 31, 2019 was $10.4 billion, comprised of $4.96 billion of Macau-related debt (inclusive of $1.0 billion of Wynn Macau Term Loan we anticipate we will repay in connection with the issuance of the 2029 WML Notes), $3.11 billion of Wynn Las Vegas debt, $1.72 billion of Wynn Resorts Finance debt, and $611.7 million of debt held by the retail joint venture which we consolidate.

 

 

Source:- Wynn Resorts

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