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Boyd Gaming Reports Second-Quarter 2022 Results

LAS VEGAS, July 26, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.

Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming, said: "We delivered another strong quarter, with quarterly Adjusted EBITDAR that was second only to last year's record results. The second quarter of 2021 was a challenging comparison due to benefits from government stimulus and the lifting of COVID restrictions. This quarter’s excellent results were driven by a continued focus on our core customer and sustained efficiencies throughout our business. Our operating trends remain strong, as play from core customer segments grew both year-over-year and sequentially from the first quarter of 2022. We also improved Companywide operating margins from the first quarter despite inflationary pressures. Overall, we are encouraged by the continued strength of our business, and remain confident in our strategy and our ability to navigate today’s uncertain economic environment."

Boyd Gaming reported second-quarter 2022 revenues of $894.5 million, up slightly from $893.6 million in the second quarter of 2021. The Company reported net income of $146.8 million, or $1.33 per share, for the second quarter of 2022, compared to $113.7 million, or $1.00 per share, for the year-ago period.

Total Adjusted EBITDAR(1) was $353.9 million in the second quarter of 2022, compared to $385.4 million in the second quarter of 2021. Adjusted Earnings(1) for the second quarter of 2022 were $163.5 million, or $1.48 per share, compared to $175.2 million, or $1.54 per share, for the same period in 2021. Second-quarter 2021 results benefited from government stimulus and the lifting of COVID restrictions.

(1)

See footnotes at the end of the release for additional information relative to non-GAAP financial measures.

Operations Review

During the second quarter of 2022, the Company reported its second-best quarterly Adjusted EBITDAR performance in its history. Companywide operating margins after corporate expense were 39.6%, exceeding 39% for the fifth straight quarter.

All three operating segments continued to produce strong results, with revenue, Adjusted EBITDAR and margins in line with the last three quarters and well above pre-pandemic levels. The Las Vegas Locals segment achieved margins above 50% for the fifth straight quarter. On a sequential basis compared to the first quarter of 2022, revenue increased 4% in the Las Vegas Locals segment while Adjusted EBITDAR rose nearly 6%. Revenues grew 9% sequentially in Downtown Las Vegas as the segment set a quarterly Adjusted EBITDAR record and operating margins exceeded 40% for the first time. The Company’s Midwest & South segment continued its steady performance, posting its strongest revenue and Adjusted EBITDAR performance since the second quarter of 2021 as operating margins remained steady at 38%.

Additional Company Updates

The Company continues to make progress toward completing its previously announced acquisition of Pala Interactive for cash consideration of $170 million. Pending the receipt of all remaining regulatory approvals, the Company anticipates it will close on the acquisition around year-end.

In addition, the Company plans to open Sky River Casino near Sacramento, California in early September 2022. The Company has a seven-year management agreement to operate Sky River on behalf of the Wilton Rancheria Tribe.

Dividend and Share Repurchase Program Update

Boyd Gaming paid a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share on July 15, 2022, to shareholders of record on June 30, 2022.

As part of its recurring share repurchase program, the Company repurchased approximately $168 million in stock during the second quarter of 2022. As of June 30, 2022, the Company had approximately $481 million remaining under current share repurchase authorizations.

Balance Sheet Statistics

As of June 30, 2022, Boyd Gaming had cash on hand of $250.2 million, and total debt of $2.9 billion.

Conference Call Information

Boyd Gaming will host a conference call to discuss its second-quarter 2022 results today, July 26, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern. The conference call number is (844) 200-6205, or (833) 950-0062 for Canadian callers and +1 (929) 526-1599 for international callers. The conference call passcode is 452657. Please join up to 15 minutes in advance to ensure you are connected prior to the start of the call.

The conference call will also be available live on the Internet at https://investors.boydgaming.com, or https://events.q4inc.com/attendee/186116044.

A replay will be available by dialing (866) 813-9403 (Canada (226) 828-7578, international +44 204 525 0658) on Tuesday, July 26 after the conclusion of the call, and continuing through Tuesday, August 2. The conference number for the replay is 740380. The replay will also be available at https://investors.boydgaming.com.

BOYD GAMING CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

(In thousands, except per share data)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Revenues

Gaming

$

684,925

$

727,462

$

1,352,879

$

1,345,388

Food & beverage

70,299

57,428

134,042

101,540

Room

49,904

39,077

92,313

65,067

Other

89,322

69,635

175,959

134,914

Total revenues

894,450

893,602

1,755,193

1,646,909

Operating costs and expenses

Gaming

254,500

259,378

504,542

491,491

Food & beverage

57,456

46,819

111,390

85,732

Room

17,285

14,207

33,275

26,339

Other

60,577

44,487

117,502

86,394

Selling, general and administrative

95,662

90,473

187,709

180,480

Master lease rent expense (a)

26,654

26,175

52,960

52,090

Maintenance and utilities

34,517

31,157

67,407

59,388

Depreciation and amortization

66,757

67,279

129,235

131,746

Corporate expense

34,872

34,716

63,876

58,031

Project development, preopening and writedowns

912

1,454

(9,117

)

2,869

Other operating items, net

188

11,115

286

12,272

Total operating costs and expenses

649,380

627,260

1,259,065

1,186,832

Operating income

245,070

266,342

496,128

460,077

Other expense (income)

Interest income

(483

)

(455

)

(903

)

(964

)

Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized

36,466

55,131

74,124

113,021

Loss on early extinguishments and modifications of debt

16,509

65,475

19,809

65,475

Other, net

3,750

237

3,497

2,169

Total other expense, net

56,242

120,388

96,527

179,701

Income before income taxes

188,828

145,954

399,601

280,376

Income tax provision

(42,065

)

(32,225

)

(89,910

)

(64,486

)

Net income

$

146,763

$

113,729

$

309,691

$

215,890

Basic net income per common share

$

1.33

$

1.00

$

2.79

$

1.90

Weighted average basic shares outstanding

110,118

113,779

111,151

113,703

Diluted net income per common share

$

1.33

$

1.00

$

2.78

$

1.89

Weighted average diluted shares outstanding

110,259

114,040

111,303

114,005

_____________________________

(a) Rent expense incurred by those properties subject to a master lease with a real estate investment trust.

BOYD GAMING CORPORATION

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

(In thousands)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Total Revenues by Reportable Segment

Las Vegas Locals

$

236,461

$

236,095

$

464,023

$

418,518

Downtown Las Vegas

53,899

38,780

103,383

60,213

Midwest & South

604,090

618,727

1,187,787

1,168,178

Total revenues

$

894,450

$

893,602

$

1,755,193

$

1,646,909

Adjusted EBITDAR by Reportable Segment

Las Vegas Locals

$

125,334

$

133,570

$

244,029

$

224,212

Downtown Las Vegas

22,123

15,421

40,512

17,861

Midwest & South

229,049

259,992

452,530

478,141

Property Adjusted EBITDAR

376,506

408,983

737,071

720,214

Corporate expense, net of share-based compensation expense (a)

(22,633

)

(23,588

)

(44,362

)

(42,222

)

Adjusted EBITDAR

353,873

385,395

692,709

677,992

Master lease rent expense (b)

(26,654

)

(26,175

)

(52,960

)

(52,090

)

Adjusted EBITDA

327,219

359,220

639,749

625,902

Other operating costs and expenses

Deferred rent

192

207

384

414

Depreciation and amortization

66,757

67,279

129,235

131,746

Share-based compensation expense

14,100

12,823

22,833

18,524

Project development, preopening and writedowns

912

1,454

(9,117

)

2,869

Other operating items, net

188

11,115

286

12,272

Total other operating costs and expenses

82,149

92,878

143,621

165,825

Operating income

245,070

266,342

496,128

460,077

Other expense (income)

Interest income

(483

)

(455

)

(903

)

(964

)

Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized

36,466

55,131

74,124

113,021

Loss on early extinguishments and modifications of debt

16,509

65,475

19,809

65,475

Other, net

3,750

237

3,497

2,169

Total other expense, net

56,242

120,388

96,527

179,701

Income before income taxes

188,828

145,954

399,601

280,376

Income tax provision

(42,065

)

(32,225

)

(89,910

)

(64,486

)

Net income

$

146,763

$

113,729

$

309,691

$

215,890

_____________________________

;

(a) Reconciliation of corporate expense:

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

(In thousands)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Corporate expense as reported on Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

$

34,872

$

34,716

$

63,876

$

58,031

Corporate share-based compensation expense

(12,239

)

(11,128

)

(19,514

)

(15,809

)

Corporate expense, net, as reported on the above table

$

22,633

$

23,588

$

44,362

$

42,222


(b) Rent expense incurred by those properties subject to a master lease with a real estate investment trust.

BOYD GAMING CORPORATION

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Earnings

and Net Income Per Share to Adjusted Earnings Per Share

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

(In thousands, except per share data)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Net income

$

146,763

$

113,729

$

309,691

$

215,890

Pretax adjustments:

Project development, preopening and writedowns

912

1,454

(9,117

)

2,869

Other operating items, net

188

11,115

286

12,272

Loss on early extinguishments and modifications of debt

16,509

65,475

19,809

65,475

Other, net

3,750

237

3,497

2,169

Total adjustments

21,359

78,281

14,475

82,785

Income tax effect for above adjustments

(4,591

)

(16,848

)

(3,096

)

(17,851

)

Adjusted earnings

$

163,531

$

175,162

$

321,070

$

280,824

Net income per share, diluted

$

1.33

$

1.00

$

2.78

$

1.89

Pretax adjustments:

Project development, preopening and writedowns

0.01

0.01

(0.08

)

0.03

Other operating items, net

0.10

0.11

Loss on early extinguishments and modifications of debt

0.15

0.58

0.18

0.57

Other, net

0.03

0.03

0.02

Total adjustments

0.19

0.69

0.13

0.73

Income tax effect for above adjustments

(0.04

)

(0.15

)

(0.03

)

(0.16

)

Adjusted earnings per share, diluted

$

1.48

$

1.54

$

2.88

$

2.46

Weighted average diluted shares outstanding

110,259

114,040

111,303

114,005

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Our financial presentations include the following non-GAAP financial measures:

  • EBITDA: earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization,

  • Adjusted EBITDA: EBITDA adjusted for deferred rent, share-based compensation expense, project development, preopening and writedown expenses, impairments of assets, other operating items, net, gain or loss on early extinguishments and modifications of debt and other items, net,

  • EBITDAR: EBITDA further adjusted for rent expense associated with master leases with a real estate investment trust,

  • Adjusted EBITDAR: Adjusted EBITDA further adjusted for rent expense associated with master leases with a real estate investment trust,

  • Adjusted Earnings: net income before project development, preopening and writedown expenses, impairments of assets, other operating items, net, gain or loss on early extinguishments and modifications of debt, and other non-recurring adjustments, net, and,

  • Adjusted Earnings Per Share (Adjusted EPS): Adjusted Earnings divided by weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

Collectively, we refer to these and other non-GAAP financial measures as the "Non-GAAP Measures".

The Non-GAAP Measures are commonly used measures of performance in our industry that we believe, when considered with measures calculated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP), provide our investors with a more complete understanding of our operating results and facilitates comparisons between us and our competitors. We provide this information to investors to enable them to perform comparisons of our past, present and future operating results and as a means to evaluate the results of core on-going operations. We have historically reported these measures to our investors and believe that the continued inclusion of the Non-GAAP Measures provides consistency in our financial reporting. We also believe this information is useful to investors in allowing greater transparency related to significant measures used by our management in their financial and operational decision-making, their evaluation of total company and individual property performance, in the evaluation of incentive compensation and in the annual budget process. Management also uses Non-GAAP Measures in the evaluation of potential acquisitions and dispositions. We believe these measures continue to be used by investors in their assessment of our operating performance and the valuation of our company.

The use of Non-GAAP Measures has certain limitations. Our presentation of the Non-GAAP Measures may be different from the presentation used by other companies and therefore comparability may be limited. While excluded from certain of the Non-GAAP Measures, depreciation and amortization expense, interest expense, income taxes and other items have been and will be incurred. Each of these items should also be considered in the overall evaluation of our results. Additionally, the Non-GAAP Measures do not consider capital expenditures and other investing activities and should not be considered as a measure of our liquidity. We compensate for these limitations by providing the relevant disclosure of our depreciation and amortization, interest and income taxes, capital expenditures and other items both in our reconciliations to the historical GAAP financial measures and in our consolidated financial statements, all of which should be considered when evaluating our performance. We do not provide a reconciliation of forward-looking Non-GAAP Measures to the corresponding forward-looking GAAP measure due to our inability to project special charges and certain expenses.

The Non-GAAP Measures are to be used in addition to and in conjunction with results presented in accordance with GAAP. The Non-GAAP Measures should not be considered as an alternative to net income, operating income, or any other operating performance measure prescribed by GAAP, nor should these measures be relied upon to the exclusion of GAAP financial measures. The Non-GAAP Measures reflect additional ways of viewing our operations that we believe, when viewed with our GAAP results and the reconciliations to the corresponding historical GAAP financial measures, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting our business than could be obtained absent this disclosure. Management strongly encourages investors to review our financial information in its entirety and not to rely on a single financial measure.

Forward-looking Statements and Company Information

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements contain words such as "may," "will," "might," "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "could," "would," "estimate," "continue," "pursue," or the negative thereof or comparable terminology, and may include (without limitation) information regarding the Company's expectations, goals or intentions regarding future performance. In addition, forward-looking statements in this press release, as well as in our earnings conference call remarks, include statements regarding continued growth in visitation and spending among the Company’s core customers, the Company’s views that it will be able to drive continued revenue and EBITDAR growth throughout its business, the impacts of COVID-19 on the Company, the Company’s operating strategy, the Company’s confidence in its long-term growth trajectory, and the Company’s plans with respect to share repurchases and returning capital to shareholders. Forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from those discussed in any such statement. These risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to: the ongoing uncertainty about COVID-19, its duration and impact, the extent of consumer demand, potential negative effects on the Company’s workforce, suppliers, contractors and other partners, as well as the impact on the customer experience of necessary health and safety measures implemented at the direction of state and local governments and gaming regulators. Risks also include fluctuations in the Company's operating results; the political climate and its effects on consumer spending and its impact on the travel industry; the state of the economy and its effect on consumer spending; the impact and effects of the local economies in the markets where the Company operates; the receipt of legislative, and other state, federal and local approvals for the Company's development projects; developments in legalization of online gaming, the Company's ability to operate online gaming profitably, or otherwise; consumer reaction to fluctuations in the stock market and economic factors; the effects of events adversely impacting the economy or the regions from which the Company draws a significant percentage of its customers; competition; litigation; financial community and rating agency perceptions of the Company; changes in laws and regulations, weather, regulation, economic, credit and capital market conditions; and the effects of war, terrorist or similar activity. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ are discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" and in other sections of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and in the Company's other current and periodic reports filed from time to time with the SEC. All forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date hereof, based on information available to the Company as of the date hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

About Boyd Gaming

Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading geographically diversified operator of 28 gaming entertainment properties in 10 states. The Company is also a strategic partner and 5% equity owner of FanDuel Group, the nation’s leading sports-betting operator. With one of the most experienced leadership teams in the casino industry, Boyd Gaming prides itself on offering its guests an outstanding entertainment experience, delivered with unwavering attention to customer service. Through a long-standing company philosophy called Caring the Boyd Way, Boyd Gaming is committed to advancing Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) initiatives that positively impact the Company’s stakeholders and communities. For additional Company information and press releases, visit https://investors.boydgaming.com.

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Contacts

Financial Contact:
Josh Hirsberg
(702) 792-7234
joshhirsberg@boydgaming.com

Media Contact:
David Strow
(702) 792-7386
davidstrow@boydgaming.com