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Dover Motorsports, Inc. Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2019

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Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD) today reported its results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2019.

Our fall NASCAR event weekend, which consisted of a K&N Pro Series East event, an Xfinity Series event, and a Monster Energy Cup Series event, was held during the fourth quarter of both 2019 and 2018.

Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2019 were $20,794,000 compared to $20,751,000 in the fourth quarter of 2018. Operating and marketing expenses were $12,255,000 in the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to $12,293,000 in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Operating results for our fall 2019 race weekend were comparable with last year. Higher broadcast and sponsorship revenue was offset by lower admissions revenue and higher purses.

General and administrative expenses increased to $1,894,000 in the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to $1,758,000 in the fourth quarter of 2018, primarily from higher employee benefits cost and real estate taxes.

Depreciation expense in the fourth quarter of 2019 increased to $1,097,000 from $789,000 in the fourth quarter of 2018. The increase is due to our decision during the third quarter to remove additional grandstand seats after our 2019 race season. We changed the estimated useful lives of the impacted assets resulting in $293,000 of accelerated depreciation expense in the fourth quarter of 2019.

We incurred $1,170,000 in costs related to the removal of the grandstands during the fourth quarter of 2019. The total cost of removal is estimated to be approximately $1.5 million.

Provision for contingent obligation was $638,000 during the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to $292,000 in the fourth quarter of 2018 primarily due to a reduction in the discount rate and a reduction in estimated future property tax increases.

Earnings before income taxes for the fourth quarter of 2019 were $3,809,000 compared to $5,551,000 in the fourth quarter of 2018.

The 2019 results include $293,000 of accelerated depreciation and $1,170,000 of grandstand removal costs. On an adjusted basis, excluding these items, earnings before income taxes for the fourth quarter were $5,272,000 in 2019 compared to $5,551,000 in 2018.

Net earnings for the fourth quarter of 2019 were $2,903,000 or $.08 per diluted share compared to $4,072,000 or $.11 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2018. Net earnings for the fourth quarter, adjusted for the aforementioned items, were $3,958,000 in 2019 compared to $4,072,000 in 2018, or $.11 per diluted share in each quarter.

As of December 31, 2019, the Company had no outstanding indebtedness and approximately $7.6 million in available cash.

During the fourth quarter this year, the Company repurchased 107,424 shares of its common stock on the open market at an average price of $1.92 per share, not including nominal brokerage commissions. Total repurchases for the year were 315,840 shares.

This release contains or may contain forward-looking statements based on management's beliefs and assumptions. Such statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties which could cause results to vary materially. Please refer to the Company's SEC filings for a discussion of such factors.

Dover Motorsports, Inc. is a promoter of NASCAR sanctioned and other motorsports events in the United States whose subsidiaries own and operate Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tennessee. For further information, log on to dovermotorsports.com.

DOVER MOTORSPORTS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS

In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Years Ended

December 31,

December 31,

2019

2018

2019

2018

Revenues:

Admissions

$

2,466

$

2,841

$

4,968

$

5,694

Event-related

2,929

3,127

6,713

8,410

Broadcasting

15,389

14,777

34,267

32,905

Other

10

6

15

7

20,794

20,751

45,963

47,016

Expenses:

Operating and marketing

12,255

12,293

29,241

29,277

General and administrative

1,894

1,758

7,524

7,310

Depreciation

1,097

789

4,353

3,285

Costs to remove long-lived assets

1,170

-

1,170

-

16,416

14,840

42,288

39,872

Gain on sale of land

-

-

4,325

2,413

Operating earnings

4,378

5,911

8,000

9,557

Interest income (expense), net

18

13

22

(62

)

Provision for contingent obligation

(638

)

(292

)

(1,005

)

(424

)

Other income (expense), net

51

(81

)

269

(4

)

Earnings before income taxes

3,809

5,551

7,286

9,067

Income tax expense

(906

)

(1,479

)

(1,786

)

(2,178

)

Net earnings

$

2,903

$

4,072

$

5,500

$

6,889

Net earnings per common share:

Basic

$

0.08

$

0.11

$

0.15

$

0.19

Diluted

$

0.08

$

0.11

$

0.15

$

0.19

Weighted average shares outstanding:

Basic

35,795

36,027

35,946

36,130

Diluted

35,795

36,027

35,946

36,130

DOVER MOTORSPORTS, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP EARNINGS BEFORE INCOME TAXES

TO ADJUSTED EARNINGS BEFORE INCOME TAXES

AND RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET EARNINGS TO ADJUSTED NET EARNINGS

In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Years Ended

December 31,

December 31,

2019

2018

2019

2018

GAAP earnings before income taxes

$

3,809

$

5,551

$

7,286

$

9,067

Gain on sale of land (1)

-

-

(4,325

)

(2,413

)

Accelerated depreciation (2)

293

-

1,172

-

Cost to remove long-lived assets (3)

1,170

-

1,170

-

Adjusted earnings before income taxes

$

5,272

$

5,551

$

5,303

$

6,654

GAAP net earnings

$

2,903

$

4,072

$

5,500

$

6,889

Gain on sale of land, net of income taxes (1)

-

-

(3,417

)

(1,908

)

Accelerated depreciation, net of income taxes (2)

211

-

845

-

Cost to remove long-lived assets, net of income taxes (3)

844

-

844

-

Adjusted net earnings

$

3,958

$

4,072

$

3,772

$

4,981

GAAP net earnings per common share - basic and diluted

$

0.08

$

0.11

$

0.15

$

0.19

Gain on sale of land, net of income taxes (1)

-

-

(0.09

)

(0.05

)

Accelerated depreciation, net of income taxes (2)

0.01

-

0.02

-

Cost to remove long-lived assets, net of income taxes (3)

0.02

-

0.02

-

Adjusted net earnings per common share - basic and diluted

$

0.11

$

0.11

$

0.11

$

0.14

_________________________

(1)

During 2019, we closed on the sale of parcels of land at our Nashville Superspeedway facility resulting in a gains of $4,186,000 and $139,000.

During 2018, we closed on sales of parcels of land at or Nashville Superspeedway facility resulting in a gain of $2,512,000. Also during 2018, we entered negotiations to sell a parcel of land we owned near St. Louis, Missouri. We adjusted the book value of the land to reflect the expected sale price resulting in a $99,000 loss. Each of these transactions were tax effected using our federal statutory rates as we had available state net operating losses.

(2)

During the third quarter of 2019, we made the decision to remove certain grandstand seating at our Dover International Speedway facility at the end of the 2019 race season. As a result, we shortened the service lives of these assets which resulted in accelerated depreciation of $879,000 and $293,000 being recorded in the third quarter and fourth quarter of 2019, respectively. These amounts were tax effected using our federal and state statutory rates.

(3)

Related to the decision to remove grandstand seats at Dover International Speedway, we incurred $1,170,000 of costs to remove these assets in the fourth quarter of 2019. This amount was tax effected using our federal and state statutory rates.

The components of GAAP net earnings per common share for the year ended December 31, 2019 do not add to the adjusted net earnings per common share due to rounding.

The above financial information is presented using other than generally accepted accounting principles ("non-GAAP"), and is reconciled to comparable information presented using GAAP. Non-GAAP adjusted earnings before income taxes, adjusted net earnings and adjusted net earnings per common share - basic and diluted are derived by adjusting amounts determined in accordance with GAAP for the aforementioned gains and losses on sale of land, accelerated depreciation and cost to remove long-lived assets. We believe such non-GAAP information is useful and meaningful to investors, and is used by investors and us to assess core operations. This non-GAAP financial information may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other entities and should not be considered as an alternative to earnings before income taxes, net earnings or net earnings per common share - basic and diluted, which are determined in accordance with GAAP.

DOVER MOTORSPORTS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

In Thousands

(Unaudited)

December 31,

December 31,

2019

2018

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash

$

7,577

$

3,951

Accounts receivable

645

676

Inventories

18

21

Prepaid expenses and other

1,186

1,055

Income taxes receivable

283

-

Assets held for sale

-

531

Total current assets

9,709

6,234

Property and equipment, net

50,065

48,137

Nashville Superspeedway facility

21,292

23,567

Right of use asset

188

-

Other assets

1,212

1,015

Total assets

$

82,466

$

78,953

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

119

$

187

Accrued liabilities

3,710

3,083

Payable to Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc.

-

9

Income taxes payable

-

118

Contract liabilities

976

1,140

Total current liabilities

4,805

4,537

Revolving line of credit, net

-

-

Liability for pension benefits

1,016

773

Lease liability

112

-

Non-refundable deposit

500

-

Provision for contingent obligation

3,389

2,384

Deferred income taxes

8,676

8,371

Total liabilities

18,498

16,065

Stockholders' equity:

Common stock

1,782

1,805

Class A common stock

1,851

1,851

Additional paid-in capital

100,994

101,416

Accumulated deficit

(36,968

)

(38,826

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(3,691

)

(3,358

)

Total stockholders' equity

63,968

62,888

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

82,466

$

78,953

DOVER MOTORSPORTS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

In Thousands

(Unaudited)

Years Ended

December 31,

2019

2018

Operating activities:

Net earnings

$

5,500

$

6,889

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation

4,353

3,285

Amortization of credit facility fees

61

63

Stock-based compensation

294

302

Deferred income taxes

413

(966

)

Provision for contingent obligation

1,005

424

(Gains) losses on equity investments

(162

)

90

Gain on sale of land

(4,325

)

(2,413

)

Changes in assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

31

(200

)

Inventories

3

(6

)

Prepaid expenses and other

(181

)

37

Accounts payable

(8

)

66

Accrued liabilities

407

38

Payable to Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc.

(9

)

2

Income taxes payable/receivable

(380

)

1,284

Contract liabilities

(164

)

(109

)

Liability for pension benefits

(63

)

(1,835

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

6,775

6,951

Investing activities:

Capital expenditures

(6,446

)

(992

)

Proceeds from sale of land and equipment, net

7,224

4,945

Non-refundable deposit received

500

-

Purchases of equity investments

(51

)

(124

)

Proceeds from sale of equity investments

40

90

Net cash provided by investing activities

1,267

3,919

Financing activities:

Borrowings from revolving line of credit

4,180

12,260

Repayments on revolving line of credit

(4,180

)

(15,500

)

Dividends paid

(3,642

)

(2,930

)

Repurchase of common stock

(739

)

(750

)

Credit facility fees

(35

)

-

Net cash used in financing activities

(4,416

)

(6,920

)

Net increase in cash

3,626

3,950

Cash, beginning of year

3,951

1

Cash, end of year

$

7,577

$

3,951

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Contacts

Timothy R. Horne - Sr. Vice President-Finance
(302) 883-6592