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Boyd Gaming Reports Third-Quarter 2021 Results

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Strong Revenue Growth, Margin Expansion Drive Record Third-Quarter Adjusted EBITDAR Performances Across All Operating Segments

Board of Directors Authorizes $300 Million Share Repurchase Program

LAS VEGAS, October 26, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021.

Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming, said: "Since reopening our properties last year, we have made fundamental changes to our operating philosophy ‒ sharpening our focus on building loyalty with core customers while executing our business at a much higher level of efficiency. These changes have resulted in five consecutive quarters of strong performance, including record third-quarter results this year. Continued growth in visitation and spending among our core customers, combined with our more efficient operating model, resulted in a third-quarter Companywide revenue record, EBITDAR growth of more than 42%, and a nearly 400-basis point improvement in operating margins. As the pandemic recedes, restrictions are lifted and additional guests return to our properties nationwide, we are confident in our ability to drive continued revenue and EBITDAR growth throughout our business."

Smith continued: "Based on our robust free cash flow, strong balance sheet and opportunities for continued growth, our Board of Directors has authorized a $300 million share repurchase program. This program reflects the Board’s confidence in the long-term prospects for our business, as well as our balanced approach in allocating capital to growth investments, deleveraging and returning free cash flow to shareholders."

Boyd Gaming reported third-quarter 2021 revenues of $843.1 million, up 29.3% from $652.2 million in the third quarter of 2020. The Company reported net income of $138.2 million, or $1.21 per share, for the third quarter of 2021, compared to $38.1 million, or $0.33 per share, for the year-ago period.

Total Adjusted EBITDAR(1) was $340.7 million in the third quarter of 2021, increasing 42.6% from $238.8 million in the third quarter of 2020. Adjusted Earnings(1) for the third quarter of 2021 were $149.0 million, or $1.30 per share, compared to $43.5 million, or $0.38 per share, for the same period in 2020. Companywide Adjusted EBITDAR margins after corporate expense were 40.4% in the third quarter of 2021, increasing from 36.6% in the year-ago quarter.

(1)

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

Operations Review(2)

Due to the impact of the COVID pandemic on the Company’s operations and related state-mandated restrictions during 2020, the Company is providing segment results for the third quarters of 2021, 2020 and 2019.

Revenues

Three Months Ended September 30,

% Change

($ amounts in thousands)

2021

2020

2019

2021 vs 2020

2021 vs 2019

Las Vegas Locals

$

231,264

$

171,076

$

213,286

35.2

%

8.4

%

Downtown Las Vegas

42,137

17,539

60,624

140.2

%

(30.5)

%

Midwest & South

569,659

463,623

545,658

22.9

%

4.4

%

Total Revenues

$

843,060

$

652,238

$

819,568

29.3

%

2.9

%

Property Adjusted EBITDAR

Three Months Ended September 30,

% Change

($ amounts in thousands)

2021

2020

2019

2021 vs 2020

2021 vs 2019

Las Vegas Locals

$

125,360

$

78,900

$

64,062

58.9

%

95.7

%

Downtown Las Vegas

13,222

(1,511

)

11,903

N/A

11.1

%

Midwest & South

222,058

182,502

156,202

21.7

%

42.2

%

Property Adjusted EBITDAR

$

360,640

$

259,891

$

232,167

38.8

%

55.3

%

Property Adjusted EBITDAR Margin

Three Months Ended September 30,

Basis Point Change

2021

2020

2019

2021 vs 2020

2021 vs 2019

Las Vegas Locals

54.2

%

46.1

%

30.0

%

809

bps

2,417

bps

Downtown Las Vegas

31.4

%

-8.6

%

19.6

%

N/A

1,174

bps

Midwest & South

39.0

%

39.4

%

28.6

%

(38)

bps

1,035

bps

Property Adjusted EBITDAR Margin

42.8

%

39.8

%

28.3

%

293

bps

1,445

bps

The Company achieved record third-quarter revenues, Adjusted EBITDAR and operating margins on a Companywide basis. Twenty-one of the Company’s properties posted double-digit EBITDAR growth over the third quarter of 2020, with record third-quarter Adjusted EBITDAR in each of its three operating segments.

(2)

In the Las Vegas Locals region, Eastside Cannery remained closed as of the date of this press release, while Eldorado Casino was closed until its sale on December 10, 2020. In the Downtown Las Vegas segment, Main Street Station reopened to the public on September 8, 2021.

Share Repurchase Program

The Company’s Board of Directors has authorized a new share repurchase program of $300 million. Additionally, the Company has $61 million remaining under a previous repurchase program. The Company intends to make purchases of its common stock from time to time under these programs.

Balance Sheet Statistics

As of September 30, 2021, Boyd Gaming had cash on hand of $570.9 million, and total debt of $3.38 billion.

Conference Call Information

Boyd Gaming will host a conference call to discuss its third-quarter 2021 results today, October 26, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern. The conference call number is (844) 200-6205, or +1-929-526-1599 for international callers. The conference call passcode is 239894. Please call 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/204020985.

Following the call’s completion, a replay will be available by dialing (866) 813-9403 (+44 204 525 0658 for international callers) today, October 26, and continuing through Tuesday, November 2. The conference number for the replay will be 261959. The replay will also be available at https://investors.boydgaming.com.

BOYD GAMING CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended September 30,

Nine Months Ended September 30,

(In thousands, except per share data)

2021

2020

2021

2020

Revenues

Gaming

$

674,227

$

565,965

$

2,019,615

$

1,260,841

Food & beverage

61,101

38,778

162,641

139,323

Room

44,317

26,925

109,384

80,570

Other

63,415

20,570

198,329

61,888

Total revenues

843,060

652,238

2,489,969

1,542,622

Operating costs and expenses

Gaming

249,685

214,984

741,176

530,445

Food & beverage

50,659

38,691

136,391

145,275

Room

15,074

12,931

41,413

41,013

Other

41,644

5,809

128,038

29,425

Selling, general and administrative

91,159

86,983

271,639

260,681

Master lease rent expense (a)

26,306

25,914

78,396

75,992

Maintenance and utilities

35,868

33,751

95,256

88,551

Depreciation and amortization

67,586

69,320

199,332

205,498

Corporate expense

28,264

19,605

86,295

58,526

Project development, preopening and writedowns

10,646

2,249

13,515

9,582

Impairment of assets

171,100

Other operating items, net

3,023

14,928

15,295

23,570

Total operating costs and expenses

619,914

525,165

1,806,746

1,639,658

Operating income (loss)

223,146

127,073

683,223

(97,036

)

Other expense (income)

Interest income

(442

)

(468

)

(1,406

)

(1,476

)

Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized

45,171

62,387

158,192

173,440

Loss on early extinguishments and modifications of debt

42

413

65,517

1,000

Other, net

119

(4,977

)

2,288

(5,206

)

Total other expense, net

44,890

57,355

224,591

167,758

Income (loss) before income taxes

178,256

69,718

458,632

(264,794

)

Income tax (provision) benefit

(40,082

)

(31,602

)

(104,568

)

46,807

Income from continuing operations, net of tax

138,174

38,116

354,064

(217,987

)

Income from discontinued operations, net of tax

Net income (loss)

$

138,174

$

38,116

$

354,064

$

(217,987

)

Basic net income (loss) per common share

$

1.21

$

0.34

$

3.11

$

(1.92

)

Weighted average basic shares outstanding

114,095

113,520

113,835

113,495

Diluted net income (loss) per common share

$

1.21

$

0.33

$

3.10

$

(1.92

)

Weighted average diluted shares outstanding

114,284

113,862

114,099

113,495

___________________________________

(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 (Loss)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended September 30,

Nine Months Ended September 30,

(In thousands)

2021

2020

2021

2020

Total Revenues by Reportable Segment

Las Vegas Locals

$

231,264

$

171,076

$

649,782

$

400,531

Downtown Las Vegas

42,137

17,539

102,350

76,316

Midwest & South

569,659

463,623

1,737,837

1,065,775

Total revenues

$

843,060

$

652,238

$

2,489,969

$

1,542,622

Property Adjusted EBITDAR by Reportable Segment

Las Vegas Locals

$

125,360

$

78,900

$

349,572

$

128,520

Downtown Las Vegas

13,222

(1,511

)

31,083

1,225

Midwest & South

222,058

182,502

700,199

320,986

Property Adjusted EBITDAR

360,640

259,891

1,080,854

450,731

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

(19,943

)

(21,048

)

(62,165

)

(51,333

)

Adjusted EBITDAR

340,697

238,843

1,018,689

399,398

Master lease rent expense (b)

(26,306

)

(25,914

)

(78,396

)

(75,992

)

Adjusted EBITDA

314,391

212,929

940,293

323,406

Other operating costs and expenses

Deferred rent

207

217

621

666

Depreciation and amortization

67,586

69,320

199,332

205,498

Share-based compensation expense

9,783

(858

)

28,307

10,026

Project development, preopening and writedowns

10,646

2,249

13,515

9,582

Impairment of assets

171,100

Other operating items, net

3,023

14,928

15,295

23,570

Total other operating costs and expenses

91,245

85,856

257,070

420,442

Operating income (loss)

223,146

127,073

683,223

(97,036

)

Other expense (income)

Interest income

(442

)

(468

)

(1,406

)

(1,476

)

Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized

45,171

62,387

158,192

173,440

Loss on early extinguishments and modifications of debt

42

413

65,517

1,000

Other, net

119

(4,977

)

2,288

(5,206

)

Total other expense, net

44,890

57,355

224,591

167,758

Income (loss) before income taxes

178,256

69,718

458,632

(264,794

)

Income tax (provision) benefit

(40,082

)

(31,602

)

(104,568

)

46,807

Income from continuing operations, net of tax

138,174

38,116

354,064

(217,987

)

Income from discontinued operations, net of tax

Net income (loss)

$

138,174

$

38,116

$

354,064

$

(217,987

)

___________________________________

(a) Reconciliation of corporate expense:

Three Months Ended September 30,

Nine Months Ended September 30,

(In thousands)

2021

2020

2021

2020

Corporate expense as reported on Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

$

28,264

$

19,605

$

86,295

$

58,526

Corporate share-based compensation expense

(8,321

)

1,443

(24,130

)

(7,193

)

Corporate expense, net, as reported on the above table

$

19,943

$

21,048

$

62,165

$

51,333

___________________________________

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

BOYD GAMING CORPORATION

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Reconciliations of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted Earnings (Loss)

and Net Income (Loss) Per Share to Adjusted Earnings (Loss) Per Share

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended September 30,

Nine Months Ended September 30,

(In thousands, except per share data)

2021

2020

2021

2020

Net income (loss)

$

138,174

$

38,116

$

354,064

$

(217,987

)

Pretax adjustments:

Project development, preopening and writedowns

10,646

2,249

13,515

9,582

Impairment of assets

171,100

Other operating items, net

3,023

14,928

15,295

23,570

Loss on early extinguishments and modifications of debt

42

413

65,517

1,000

Other, net

119

(4,977

)

2,288

(5,206

)

Total adjustments

13,830

12,613

96,615

200,046

Income tax effect for above adjustments

(2,992

)

(2,767

)

(20,843

)

(47,559

)

Impact of tax audit settlements

(4,505

)

(4,505

)

Impact of tax valuation allowance

568

Adjusted earnings (loss)

$

149,012

$

43,457

$

429,836

$

(69,437

)

Net income (loss) per share, diluted

$

1.21

$

0.33

$

3.10

$

(1.92

)

Pretax adjustments:

Project development, preopening and writedowns

0.09

0.02

0.12

0.08

Impairment of assets

1.51

Other operating items, net

0.03

0.13

0.13

0.21

Loss on early extinguishments and modifications of debt

0.58

0.01

Other, net

(0.04

)

0.02

(0.05

)

Total adjustments

0.12

0.11

0.85

1.76

Income tax effect for above adjustments

(0.03

)

(0.02

)

(0.18

)

(0.42

)

Impact of tax audit settlements

(0.04

)

(0.04

)

Impact of tax valuation allowance

0.01

Adjusted earnings (loss) per share, diluted

$

1.30

$

0.38

$

3.77

$

(0.61

)

Weighted average diluted shares outstanding

114,284

113,862

114,099

113,495

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, loss on early extinguishments and modifications of debt and other operating 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 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 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 as the pandemic recedes and restrictions are lifted, the authorization of a new share repurchase program and that such program reflects the Board’s confidence in the long-term prospects for the Company’s business, the impacts of COVID-19 on the Company, economic conditions, operating strategy, efficient flow, growth initiatives, visitation, spend-per-visit, status, the Company’s confidence in the long-term direction of the Company and its ability to keep delivering robust levels of EBITDAR and margin performance, the continued creation of long-term value for the Company’s stakeholders. 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 possibility of future closures and length of closures of the Company’s properties, negative perceptions of visiting properties that have large groups of people, the cost to comply with any mandated health requirements associated with the virus, the extent of consumer demand, the 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 results of operations of its properties in various markets; 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 and the Company’s results of operations; the impact and effects of the local economies in the markets where the Company has operations; the receipt of legislative, and other state, federal and local approvals for the Company’s development projects; whether online gaming will become legalized in various states, 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 and its subsidiaries; changes in laws and regulations, including increased taxes; the availability and price of energy, 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 and iGaming 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. 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