Century Casinos, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2018 Results

Century Casinos, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2018 Results

PR Newswire

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, Nov. 7, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, Nov. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq Capital Market®: CNTY) today announced its financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018.

Century Casinos Logo

Third Quarter 2018 Highlights*

The consolidated results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 are as follows:



















For the three months



For the nine months

Amounts in thousands, except per share data

ended September 30,



ended September 30,

Consolidated Results:



2018



2017


% Change



2018



2017


% Change

   Net Operating Revenue


$

43,564


$

41,048


6%


$

123,834


$

114,775


8%

   Earnings from Operations



3,234



4,777


(32%)



7,484



12,910


(42%)

   Net Earnings Attributable to Century Casinos, Inc. Shareholders


$

1,640


$

7,630


(79%)


$

2,887


$

11,592


(75%)


















Adjusted EBITDA**


$

6,350


$

7,547


(16%)


$

17,576


$

20,680


(15%)


















Earnings Per Share:

















   Basic


$

0.06


$

0.31


(81%)


$

0.10


$

0.47


(79%)

   Diluted


$

0.05


$

0.31


(84%)


$

0.10


$

0.47


(79%)

During the third quarter of 2017, the Company released its $5.1 million U.S. valuation allowance on its U.S. deferred tax assets, resulting in a tax benefit and increased net earnings attributable to Century Casinos, Inc. shareholders.

"This quarter we had broad-based revenue growth in the United States, Canada and Poland. With the reopening of two casinos in Poland in the latter half of the quarter we anticipate strong Adjusted EBITDA performance will return to that segment," Erwin Haitzmann and Peter Hoetzinger, Co-Chief Executive Officers of Century Casinos remarked. "Although operations in Bath have ramped up slower than expected, which impacted Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter, we look forward to a strong finish to the year for the company," they continued. "We are excited for the 2019 outlook with the Century Mile project continuing to trend on-time and on-budget for an April 2019 opening," Haitzmann and Hoetzinger concluded.

Reportable Segment Results*
The table below shows the Company's operating segments that are included in each of the Company's reportable segments as of September 30, 2018:



Reportable Segment

Operating Segment

Canada

Century Casino & Hotel - Edmonton

Canada

Century Casino St. Albert

Canada

Century Casino Calgary

Canada

Century Downs Racetrack and Casino

Canada

Century Bets!

Canada

Century Mile Racetrack and Casino

United States

Century Casino & Hotel – Central City

United States

Century Casino & Hotel – Cripple Creek

Poland

Casinos Poland

Corporate and Other

Cruise Ships & Other

Corporate and Other

Century Casino Bath

Corporate and Other

Corporate Other

The Company's net operating revenue increased by $2.5 million, or 6%, and by $9.1 million, or 8%, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, compared to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017. Following is a summary of the changes in net operating revenue by reportable segment for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, compared to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017:


























Net Operating Revenue



For the three months







For the nine months








ended September 30,







ended September 30,























Amounts in thousands


2018


2017


$ Change


% Change


2018


2017


$ Change


% Change

Canada


$

15,683


$

15,285


$

398


3%


$

45,690


$

42,484


$

3,206


8%

United States



9,360



9,039



321


4%



25,542



24,482



1,060


4%

Poland



16,747



15,550



1,197


8%



48,695



44,383



4,312


10%

Corporate and Other



1,774



1,174



600


51%



3,907



3,426



481


14%

Consolidated


$

43,564


$

41,048


$

2,516


6%


$

123,834


$

114,775


$

9,059


8%

The Company's earnings from operations decreased by ($1.5) million, or (32%), and by ($5.4) million, or (42%), for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, compared to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017.  Following is a summary of the changes in earnings (loss) from operations by reportable segment for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, compared to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017:


























Earnings (Loss) from Operations



For the three months







For the nine months








ended September 30,







ended September 30,





















Amounts in thousands


2018


2017


$ Change


% Change


2018


2017


$ Change


% Change

Canada


$

3,619


$

3,905


$

(286)


(7%)


$

10,960


$

10,593


$

367


4%

United States



2,121



2,056



65


3%



4,845



4,560



285


6%

Poland



16



793



(777)


(98%)



(314)



3,235



(3,549)


(110%)

Corporate and Other



(2,522)



(1,977)



(545)


(28%)



(8,007)



(5,478)



(2,529)


(46%)

Consolidated


$

3,234


$

4,777


$

(1,543)


(32%)


$

7,484


$

12,910


$

(5,426)


(42%)

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Century Casinos, Inc. shareholders decreased by ($6.0) million, or (79%), and by ($8.7) million, or (75%), for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, compared to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017. Following is a summary of the changes in net earnings (loss) attributable to Century Casinos, Inc. shareholders by reportable segment for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, compared to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017:


























Net Earnings (Loss) Attributable to Century Casinos, Inc. Shareholders



For the three months







For the nine months








ended September 30,







ended September 30,























Amounts in thousands


2018


2017


$ Change


% Change


2018


2017


$ Change


% Change

Canada


$

1,668


$

2,611


$

(943)


(36%)


$

5,641


$

5,923


$

(282)


(5%)

United States



1,578



1,276



302


24%



3,602



2,827



775


27%

Poland



(81)



464



(545)


(118%)



(329)



1,982



(2,311)


(117%)

Corporate and Other



(1,525)



3,279



(4,804)


(147%)



(6,027)



860



(6,887)


(801%)

Consolidated


$

1,640


$

7,630


$

(5,990)


(79%)


$

2,887


$

11,592


$

(8,705)


(75%)

Items deducted from or added to earnings from operations to arrive at net earnings (loss) attributable to Century Casinos, Inc. shareholders include interest income, interest expense, gains (losses) on foreign currency transactions and other, income tax expense and non-controlling interests.

The Company's Adjusted EBITDA** decreased by ($1.2) million, or (16%), and by ($3.1) million, or (15%), for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 compared to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017. Following is a summary of the changes in Adjusted EBITDA** by reportable segment for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 compared to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017:


























Adjusted EBITDA**



For the three months







For the nine months








ended September 30,







ended September 30,























Amounts in thousands


2018


2017


$ Change


% Change


2018


2017


$ Change


% Change

Canada


$

4,830


$

4,860


$

(30)


(1%)


$

14,534


$

13,238


$

1,296


10%

United States



2,666



2,653



13


1%



6,477



6,385



92


1%

Poland



902



1,466



(564)


(39%)



3,158



5,420



(2,262)


(42%)

Corporate and Other



(2,048)



(1,432)



(616)


(43%)



(6,593)



(4,363)



(2,230)


(51%)

Consolidated


$

6,350


$

7,547


$

(1,197)


(16%)


$

17,576


$

20,680


$

(3,104)


(15%)



*

Amounts presented are rounded. As such, rounding differences could occur in period over period changes and percentages reported.

**

Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin are Non-GAAP financial measures. See discussion and reconciliation of Non-GAAP financial measures in Supplemental Information below.

***

The Company defines book value per share as total Century Casinos, Inc. shareholders' equity divided by outstanding common shares  

Balance Sheet and Liquidity
As of September 30, 2018, the Company had $46.8 million in cash and cash equivalents and $53.3 million in outstanding debt on its balance sheet compared to $74.7 million in cash and cash equivalents and $56.7 million in outstanding debt at December 31, 2017. The outstanding debt as of September 30, 2018 included $33.3 million related to the Company's BMO Credit Agreement, $2.3 million of bank debt related to Casinos Poland, $2.6 million of bank debt related to Century Casino Bath, $0.3 million related to capital leases for Century Resorts Alberta, Century Casino Calgary, Century Casino St. Albert, Century Downs Racetrack and Casino ("CDR") and Century Mile Racetrack and Casino, and $15.1 million related to a long-term land lease for CDR, net of $0.3 million in deferred financing costs.

Conference Call Information
Today the Company will post a copy of its quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC for the quarter ended September 30, 2018 on its website at https://corporate.cnty.com/investor-relations/sec-filings. The Company will also post a presentation on the third quarter results on its website at https://corporate.cnty.com/investor-relations/presentations-and-interviews.

The Company will host its third quarter 2018 earnings conference call today, Wednesday, November 7th, at 8:00 am MST; 4:00 pm CET, respectively. U.S. domestic participants should dial 1-844-244-9160. For all international participants, please use 330-931-4670 to dial-in. Participants may listen to the call live at https://centurycasinos.adobeconnect.com/earningsrelease or obtain a recording of the call on the Company's website until November 30, 2018 at https://corporate.cnty.com/investor-relations/sec-filings.

 

(continued)
CENTURY CASINOS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
FINANCIAL INFORMATION – US GAAP BASIS

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings














For the three months

For the nine months


ended September 30,

ended September 30,

Amounts in thousands, except for per share information


2018


2017


2018


2017

Operating revenue:













Net operating revenue


$

43,564


$

41,048


$

123,834


$

114,775

Operating costs and expenses:













Total operating costs and expenses



40,332



36,271



116,351



101,865

Earnings from equity investment



2





1



Earnings from operations



3,234



4,777



7,484



12,910

Non-operating income (expense), net



(648)



(738)



(2,485)



(2,043)

Earnings before income taxes



2,586



4,039



4,999



10,867

Income tax provision



(791)



3,913



(1,784)



2,054

Net earnings



1,795



7,952



3,215



12,921

Net earnings attributable to non-controlling interests



(155)



(322)



(328)



(1,329)

Net earnings attributable to Century Casinos, Inc. shareholders


$

1,640


$

7,630


$

2,887


$

11,592














Earnings per share attributable to Century Casinos, Inc.:













  Basic


$

0.06


$

0.31


$

0.10


$

0.47

  Diluted


$

0.05


$

0.31


$

0.10


$

0.47














Weighted average common shares













  Basic



29,425



24,470



29,388



24,464

  Diluted



29,987



24,891



29,986



24,905

 

CENTURY CASINOS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
FINANCIAL INFORMATION – US GAAP BASIS

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets







(Amounts in thousands)









September 30,


December 31,



2018


2017

Assets







Current assets


$

56,756


$

84,321

Property and equipment, net



185,548



152,778

Other assets



37,245



37,777

Total assets


$

279,549


$

274,876








Liabilities and Equity







Current liabilities


$

56,800


$

34,438

Non-current liabilities



34,991



53,120

Century Casinos, Inc. shareholders' equity



180,566



179,897

Non-controlling interests



7,192



7,421

Total liabilities and equity


$

279,549


$

274,876

 

CENTURY CASINOS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Constant Currency* Results (unaudited)


































For the three months




For the nine months





ended September 30,




ended September 30,



Amounts in thousands



2018



2017


% Change



2018



2017


% Change

Net operating revenue as reported (GAAP)


$

43,564


$

41,048


6%


$

123,834


$

114,775


8%

Foreign currency impact vs. 2017



1,023








(4,284)






Net operating revenue constant currency (non-GAAP)*


$

44,587


$

41,048


9%


$

119,550


$

114,775


4%


















Earnings from operations (GAAP)


$

3,234


$

4,777


(32%)


$

7,484


$

12,910


(42%)

Foreign currency impact vs. 2017



148








(102)






Earnings from operations constant currency (non-GAAP)*


$

3,382


$

4,777


(29%)


$

7,382


$

12,910


(43%)


















Net earnings attributable to Century Casinos, Inc. shareholders as reported (GAAP)


$

1,640


$

7,630


(79%)


$

2,887


$

11,592


(75%)

Foreign currency impact vs. 2017



83








40






Net earnings attributable to Century Casinos, Inc. shareholders constant currency (non-GAAP)*


$

1,723


$

7,630


(77%)


$

2,927


$

11,592


(75%)

Gains and losses on foreign currency transactions are added back to net earnings in the Company's Adjusted EBITDA** calculations. As such, there is no foreign currency impact to Adjusted EBITDA** when calculating Constant Currency* results.

Adjusted EBITDA Margins *** (unaudited)











For the three months

For the nine months


ended September 30,

ended September 30,


2018

2017

2018

2017

Canada

31%

32%

32%

31%

United States

28%

29%

25%

26%

Poland

5%

9%

6%

12%

Corporate and Other

(115%)

(122%)

(169%)

(127%)

Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA Margin

15%

18%

14%

18%

 

CENTURY CASINOS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA ** to Net Earnings (Loss) Attributable to Century Casinos, Inc. Shareholders by Reportable Segment.


















For the three months ended September 30, 2018

Amounts in thousands


Canada


United States


Poland


Corporate and Other


Total

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Century Casinos, Inc. shareholders


$

1,668


$

1,578


$

(81)


$

(1,525)


$

1,640

Interest expense (income), net



854





42



(66)



830

Income taxes (benefit)



880



543



204



(836)



791

Depreciation and amortization



762



545



717



299



2,323

Net earnings (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests



218





(40)



(23)



155

Non-cash stock-based compensation









266



266

Gain on foreign currency transactions and cost recovery income



(1)





(109)



(72)



(182)

Loss on disposition of fixed assets



3





169





172

Pre-opening expenses



446









446

Other one-time income









(91)



(91)

Adjusted EBITDA


$

4,830


$

2,666


$

902


$

(2,048)


$

6,350


















For the three months ended September 30, 2017

Amounts in thousands


Canada


United States


Poland


Corporate and Other


Total

Net earnings attributable to Century Casinos, Inc. shareholders


$

2,611


$

1,276


$

464


$

3,279


$

7,630

Interest expense (income), net



759





56



(7)



808

Income taxes (benefit)



392



780



266



(5,351)



(3,913)

Depreciation and amortization



877



596



657



96



2,226

Net earnings attributable to non-controlling interests



93





229





322

Non-cash stock-based compensation









183



183

Loss (gain) on foreign currency transactions and cost recovery income



50





(222)



102



(70)

Loss on disposition of fixed assets



68



1



16





85

Acquisition costs









169



169

Pre-opening expenses



10







97



107

Adjusted EBITDA


$

4,860


$

2,653


$

1,466


$

(1,432)


$

7,547


















For the nine months ended September 30, 2018

Amounts in thousands


Canada


United States


Poland


Corporate and Other


Total

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Century Casinos, Inc. shareholders


$

5,641


$

3,602


$

(329)


$

(6,027)


$

2,887

Interest expense (income), net



2,812



1



153



(50)



2,916

Income taxes (benefit)



2,101



1,242



316



(1,875)



1,784

Depreciation and amortization



2,433



1,631



2,040



541



6,645

Net earnings (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests



546





(164)



(54)



328

Non-cash stock-based compensation









613



613

(Gain) loss on foreign currency transactions and cost recovery income



(140)





(290)



(1)



(431)

Loss on disposition of fixed assets



6



1



1,027



1



1,035

Pre-opening expenses



1,135





405



350



1,890

Other one-time income









(91)



(91)

Adjusted EBITDA


$

14,534


$

6,477


$

3,158


$

(6,593)


$

17,576


















For the nine months ended September 30, 2017

Amounts in thousands


Canada


United States


Poland


Corporate and Other


Total

Net earnings attributable to Century Casinos, Inc. shareholders


$

5,923


$

2,827


$

1,982


$

860


$

11,592

Interest expense (income), net



2,544



1



72



(19)



2,598

Income taxes (benefit)



1,707



1,732



878



(6,371)



(2,054)

Depreciation and amortization



2,529



1,824



1,702



275



6,330

Net earnings attributable to non-controlling interests



341





988





1,329

Non-cash stock-based compensation









419



419

Loss (gain) on foreign currency transactions and cost recovery income



78





(685)



52



(555)

Loss on disposition of fixed assets



78



1



258



3



340

Acquisition costs



28







321



349

Pre-opening expenses



10





225



97



332

Adjusted EBITDA


$

13,238


$

6,385


$

5,420


$

(4,363)


$

20,680

 

CENTURY CASINOS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
*  The impact of foreign exchange rates is highly variable and difficult to predict.  The Company uses a Constant Currency basis to show the impact from foreign exchange rates on current period revenue compared to prior period revenue using the prior period's foreign exchange rates. In order to properly understand the underlying business trends and performance of the Company's ongoing operations, management believes that investors may find it useful to consider the impact of excluding changes in foreign exchange rates from the Company's net operating revenue, earnings from operations and net earnings (loss) attributable to Century Casinos, Inc. shareholders. Constant currency results are calculated by dividing the current quarter or year to date local currency segment results, excluding the local currency impact of foreign currency gains and losses, by the prior year's average exchange rate for the quarter or year to date and comparing them to actual U.S. dollar results for the prior quarter or year to date. The average exchange rates for the current quarter and the prior year third quarter are reported in Item 1 of the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2018. Constant currency information is not a measure of financial performance under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (GAAP) and should not be considered a substitute for net operating revenue, earnings from operations or net earnings attributable to Century Casinos, Inc. shareholders as determined in accordance with GAAP.

**  The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as net earnings (loss) attributable to Century Casinos, Inc. shareholders before interest expense (income), net, income taxes (benefit), depreciation, amortization, non-controlling interest net earnings (loss) and transactions, pre-opening expenses, acquisition costs, non-cash stock-based compensation charges, asset impairment costs, (gain) loss on disposition of fixed assets, discontinued operations, (gain) loss on foreign currency transactions and other, gain on business combination and certain other one-time items, such as acquisition and disposition costs and gain or loss. Intercompany transactions consisting primarily of management and royalty fees and interest, along with their related tax effects, are excluded from the presentation of net earnings (loss) and Adjusted EBITDA reported for each segment. Not all of the aforementioned items occur in each reporting period, but have been included in the definition based on historical activity. These adjustments have no effect on the consolidated results as reported under GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA is not considered a measure of performance recognized under GAAP. Management believes that Adjusted EBITDA is a valuable measure of the relative performance of the Company and its properties. The gaming industry commonly uses Adjusted EBITDA as a method of arriving at the economic value of a casino operation. Management uses Adjusted EBITDA to compare the relative operating performance of separate operating units by eliminating the above mentioned items associated with the varying levels of capital expenditures for infrastructure required to generate revenue and the often high cost of acquiring existing operations. Adjusted EBITDA is used by the Company's lending institution to gauge operating performance. The Company's computation of Adjusted EBITDA may be different from, and therefore may not be comparable to, similar measures used by other companies within the gaming industry. Please see the reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net earnings (loss) attributable to Century Casinos, Inc. shareholders above.

*** The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA margin as Adjusted EBITDA divided by net operating revenue. Adjusted EBITDA margin is a non-GAAP measure. Management uses this margin as one of several measures to evaluate the efficiency of the Company's casino operations.

CENTURY CASINOS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
About Century Casinos, Inc.:
Century Casinos, Inc. is an international casino entertainment company that operates worldwide. The Company owns and operates Century Casino & Hotels in Cripple Creek and Central City, Colorado, and in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and the Century Casino in Calgary and St. Albert, Alberta, Canada and in Bath, England. Through its Austrian subsidiary, Century Resorts Management GmbH ("CRM"), formerly Century Casinos Europe GmbH, the Company holds a 66.6% ownership interest in Casinos Poland Ltd., the owner of eight casino licenses throughout Poland, seven of which are operating. The Company, through CRM, also holds 75% ownership interests in both CDR, which operates in the north metropolitan area of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Century Bets! Inc., which operates the pari-mutuel off-track horse betting network in southern Alberta, Canada; and a 51% ownership interest in Golden Hospitality Ltd., a company that manages a hotel and international entertainment and gaming club in Vietnam. The Company operates 11 ship-based casinos under agreements with three cruise ship owners. The Company, through CRM, also owns a 7.5% interest in, and provides consulting services to, Mendoza Central Entretenimientos S.A., a company that provides gaming-related services to Casino de Mendoza in Mendoza, Argentina. The Company is also developing Century Mile Racetrack and Casino in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Company continues to pursue other international projects in various stages of development.

Century Casinos' common stock trades on The Nasdaq Capital Market® under the symbol CNTY.

For more information about Century Casinos, visit our website at www.cnty.com.

CENTURY CASINOS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
This release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of the management of Century Casinos based on information currently available to management. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding future results of operations, operating efficiencies, synergies and operational performance, the prospects for and timing and costs of new projects, projects in development and other opportunities, including the Century Mile, Bermuda and Vietnam projects, debt repayment, investments in joint ventures, outcomes of legal proceedings, changes in our tax provisions or exposure to additional income tax liabilities, and plans for our casinos and our Company. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements include, among others, the risks described in the section entitled "Risk Factors" under Item 1A in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 and in subsequent periodic and current SEC filings we may make. Century Casinos disclaims any obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by it or on its behalf.

 

Logo - https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/682293/Century_Casinos_Logo.jpg

 

Voltar noticias em Inglês