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Eldorado Resorts Reports First Quarter Net Revenue of $627.8 Million, Record Operating Income of $123.7 Million, Adjusted EBITDA of $166.7 Million and Adjusted EBITDA after Master Lease Payments of $144.8 Million

RENO, Nev.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Eldorado Resorts, Inc. (ERI) (“Eldorado,” “ERI,” or “the Company”) today reported record operating income and Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019. As outlined in the tables below, the Company generated 2019 first quarter Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA of $166.7 million and Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA after $21.9 million of Master Lease payments of $144.8 million. The property results for Presque Isle Downs and Casino and Lady Luck Nemacolin are excluded in the results of operations for both the 2019 and 2018 first quarter periods in this press release following their respective sales on January 11, 2019 and March 8, 2019.

 
Total Net Revenue
($ in thousands, except per share data) Three Months Ended
March 31,
2019  

Divestitures

(1)

  2019 Total(2)   2018  

Divestitures

(3)

 

2018 Pre-
Acquisition(4)

 

2018
Total(5)

  Change
West $ 118,095   $ -   $ 118,095   $ 99,579   $ -   $ 29,283   $ 128,862   (8.4 )%
Midwest 96,787 - 96,787 100,795 - - 100,795 (4.0 )%
South 132,714 - 132,714 122,800 - 19,354 142,154 (6.6 )%
East 166,233 8,071 158,162 116,891 41,671 84,451 159,671 (0.9 )%
Central 120,472 - 120,472 - - 124,890 124,890 (3.5 )%
Corporate and Other   1,522     -     1,522     127     -     31     158   863.3 %
Total Net Revenue $ 635,823   $ 8,071   $ 627,752   $ 440,192   $ 41,671   $ 258,009   $ 656,530   (4.4 )%
 
 
Operating Income
($ in thousands, except per share data) Three Months Ended
March 31,
2019  

Divestitures
(1)

  2019 Total(2)   2018    

Divestitures
(3)

 

2018 Pre-
Acquisition(4)

 

2018
Total(5)

  Change
West $ 10,801   $ -   $ 10,801   $ 10,139   $ -   $ 4,674   $ 14,813   (27.1 )%
Midwest 27,833 - 27,833 26,676 - - 26,676 4.3 %
South 27,515 - 27,515 13,359 - 1,386 14,745 86.6 %
East 27,161 (91 ) 27,252 19,131 3,002 8,404 24,533 11.1 %
Central 27,070 - 27,070 - - 27,006 27,006 0.2 %
Corporate and Other   3,224     -       3,224     (15,111 )     -     (5,950 )     (21,061 )   (115.3 )%
Total Operating Income $ 123,604   $ (91 )   $ 123,695   $ 54,194     $ 3,002   $ 35,520     $ 86,712     42.7 %
 
 
Adjusted EBITDA
($ in thousands, except per share data) Three Months Ended
March 31,
2019    

Divestitures
(1)

  2019 Total(2)   2018    

Divestitures
(3)

 

2018 Pre-
Acquisition(4)

 

2018
Total(5)

  Change
West $ 24,043   $ -   $ 24,043   $ 18,424   $ -   $ 7,766   $ 26,190   (8.2 )%
Midwest 36,324 - 36,324 34,515 - - 34,515 5.2 %
South 38,671 - 38,671 32,217 - 3,421 35,638 8.5 %
East 39,504 (38 ) 39,542 26,180 4,707 16,376 37,849 4.5 %
Central 38,323 - 38,323 - - 35,131 35,131 9.1 %
Corporate and Other   (10,213 )     -       (10,213 )     (7,792 )     -     (4,846 )     (12,638 )   (19.2 )%
Total Adjusted EBITDA(5) $ 166,652     $ (38 )   $ 166,690     $ 103,544     $ 4,707   $ 57,848     $ 156,685     6.4 %
 

Net Income

$

38,229

 

$

20,855

 

Basic EPS

$

0.49

 

$

0.27

 

Diluted EPS

$

0.49

 

$

0.27

 
 
(1)   Figures are for Presque Isle Downs for the period beginning January 1, 2019 and ending January 11, 2019 and Nemacolin for the period beginning January 1, 2019 and ending March 8, 2019.
(2) Total figures for 2019 exclude results of operations for Presque Isle Downs and Nemacolin.
(3) Figures are for Presque Isle Downs and Nemacolin for the three months ended March 31, 2018.
(4) Figures are for Grand Victoria (“GV”) and Tropicana Entertainment, Inc. (“TEI”) for the three months ended March 31, 2018. Such figures are based on unaudited internal financial statements and have not been reviewed by the Company's auditors and do not conform to GAAP.
(5) Total figures for 2018 include combined results of operations for ERI, TEI and GV and exclude results of operations for Presque Isle Downs and Nemacolin. Such presentation does not conform with GAAP or the Securities and Exchange Commission rules for pro forma presentation; however, we believe that the additional financial information will be helpful to investors in comparing current results with results of prior periods. This is non-GAAP data and should not be considered a substitute for data prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should be viewed in addition to the results of the operations reported by the Company.
(6) Adjusted EBITDA is not a GAAP measurement and is presented solely as a supplemental disclosure because the Company believes it is a widely used measure of operating performance in the gaming industry. See “Reconciliation of GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures” below for a definition of Adjusted EBITDA and a quantitative reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to operating income (loss), which the Company believes is the most comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP.
 

“Eldorado’s record first quarter results reflect our expanded, geographically diversified regional gaming platform and benefited from our unique operating initiatives which drove a 6.4% rise in Adjusted EBITDA to $166.7 million on a 4.4% net revenue decline. First quarter growth was achieved despite significant weather disruption across the bulk of the portfolio in the 2019 first quarter. Our Black Hawk properties were impacted by ongoing renovation-related disruptions to large portions of the hotel rooms and gaming floors which will be completed in the second quarter. Notwithstanding these issues, our growth was broad based across the property portfolio with Adjusted EBITDA rising at 17 of our 26 properties, including double-digit Adjusted EBITDA growth at nine properties. Overall, Adjusted EBITDA increased at four of our five reporting segments as our margin enhancement and operating efficiency initiatives led to a 270 basis point year-over-year rise in the consolidated adjusted EBITDA margin to a first quarter record of 26.6%,” said Tom Reeg, Chief Executive Officer of Eldorado.

“We continue to make significant progress on our synergy plan following our acquisition of Tropicana Entertainment and the Grand Victoria Casino in the second half of 2018. Our implementation of best practices across the property portfolio continues to benefit our legacy properties as well, resulting in expanded margins and elevated guest service and satisfaction across our operations. We expect to continue to grow property margins across the portfolio as we focus on extracting additional efficiencies from our expanded scale in areas such as marketing, advertising, purchasing, player promotion and food and beverage operations.

“Our successful execution on return-focused amenity upgrades remains another factor in our ability to drive improved operating performance. In Reno, we have completely transformed THE ROW properties over the last several years with the renovation of approximately 50% of the 4,071 hotel rooms, new food and beverage outlets, the addition of a world-class spa and other enhancements that have positioned THE ROW as a market leader. We also continue to make progress in conjunction with our partner, The Cordish Companies, on the master plan and design concept that is expected to transform Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park and the surrounding real estate to a must see mixed-use entertainment and hospitality destination. In Black Hawk we are renovating all of the hotel rooms at both properties and updating the casino floors in anticipation of new visitors to the market beginning later this year. Finally, at Tropicana Atlantic City we recently opened an expansive, new sportsbook that has created great excitement and positioned the property as a leader in the market for sports wagering enthusiasts which is translating into increased visitation and higher table game play, food and beverage revenue and hotel occupancy while also allowing us to realize marketing efficiencies.”

Balance Sheet, Liquidity and Return of Capital

At March 31, 2019, Eldorado had $216.9 million in cash and cash equivalents, excluding restricted cash. Outstanding indebtedness at March 31, 2019 totaled $3.1 billion, including approximately $40.0 million outstanding on the Company’s revolving credit facility as Eldorado paid down approximately $205.0 million of outstanding borrowings under the revolving credit facility in the 2019 first quarter, which included approximately $150 million of proceeds from the sale of Presque Isle Downs that were applied to temporarily repay borrowings under the revolving credit facility. The terms of our indentures require us to make an offer to purchase a portion of our outstanding senior notes with the excess proceeds from the sale unless we permanently reduce debt or make specified acquisitions or capital expenditures within 365 days of the sale. Capital expenditures in the first quarter of 2019 totaled $38.4 million.

The Company did not repurchase any shares in the 2019 first quarter and continues to have approximately $140.9 million remaining on its current stock repurchase program.

Summary of 2019 First Quarter Region Results

The property results for Presque Isle Downs and Casino and Lady Luck Nemacolin have been excluded from the results of operations in this press release and property results for Grand Victoria and properties owned by TEI have been included in results of operations for the first quarter of 2018, which preceded the date of acquisition of such properties. Such presentation does not conform with GAAP or the Securities and Exchange Commission rules for pro forma presentation; however, we believe that the additional financial information will be helpful to investors in comparing current results with results of prior periods.

West Region (THE ROW, Isle Casino Hotel Black Hawk, Lady Luck Casino Black Hawk, Tropicana Laughlin Hotel and Casino and MontBleu Casino Resort & Spa)

Net revenue for the West Region properties for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 declined approximately 8.4% to $118.1 million compared to $128.9 million in the prior-year period, and operating income decreased to $10.8 million from $14.8 million in the year-ago quarter. West Region first quarter Adjusted EBITDA declined 8.2% to $24.0 million. The region’s Adjusted EBITDA margin improved 10 basis points to 20.4% as the Company was successful in managing labor costs to match the lower volumes at THE ROW and Black Hawk properties, primarily related to weather and construction disruption, respectively.

Midwest Region (Isle Casino Waterloo, Isle Casino Bettendorf, Isle of Capri Casino Boonville, Isle Casino Cape Girardeau, Lady Luck Casino Caruthersville and Isle of Capri Casino Kansas City)

Net revenue for the Midwest Region properties for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 decreased approximately 4.0% to $96.8 million compared to $100.8 million in the prior-year period, while operating income rose to $27.8 million from $26.7 million in the year-ago quarter. Midwest Region first quarter Adjusted EBITDA rose approximately 5.2% to $36.3 million as the Adjusted EBITDA margin for the segment rose 330 basis points to 37.5%. Adjusted EBITDA was up at all six of the Midwest properties year over year for the second consecutive quarter. Adjusted EBITDA for the Midwest Region in the prior-year period was $34.5 million reflecting an Adjusted EBITDA margin of 34.2%.

South Region (Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, Eldorado Shreveport, Isle of Capri Casino Lula, Lady Luck Casino Vicksburg, Isle of Capri Lake Charles, Trop Casino Greenville and Belle of Baton Rouge Casino & Hotel)

Net revenue for the South Region properties for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 declined approximately 6.6% to $132.7 million compared to $142.2 million in the prior-year period, while operating income increased to $27.5 million from $14.7 million in the year-ago quarter. South Region first quarter Adjusted EBITDA increased approximately 8.5% to $38.7 million as Adjusted EBITDA increased at five of the seven South region properties, including double-digit increases at three properties. The Adjusted EBITDA margin for the segment rose 410 basis points to 29.1%.

East Region (Eldorado Scioto Downs Racino, Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort and Tropicana Casino and Resort, Atlantic City)

Net revenue for the East Region properties for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 declined approximately 0.9% to $158.2 million compared to $159.7 million in the prior-year period, while operating income grew to $27.3 million from $24.5 million in the year-ago quarter. East Region first quarter Adjusted EBITDA rose 4.5% to $39.5 million compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $37.8 million in the prior-year period as the East Region’s Adjusted EBITDA margin improved 130 basis points to 25.0%.

Central Region (Grand Victoria Casino, Tropicana Evansville and Lumière Place)

Net revenue for the Central Region for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 decreased approximately 3.5% to $120.5 million compared to $124.9 million in the prior-year period, while operating income increased to $27.1 million from $27.0 million in the year-ago quarter. Central Region Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter rose 9.1% to $38.3 million compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $35.1 million in the prior-year period as the Central Region’s Adjusted EBITDA margin improved 370 basis points to 31.8%. Adjusted EBITDA improved by double digits at two of the three properties.

Reconciliation of GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures

Adjusted EBITDA (defined below), a non-GAAP financial measure, has been presented as a supplemental disclosure because it is a widely used measure of performance and basis for valuation of companies in our industry and we believe that this non-GAAP supplemental information will be helpful in understanding the Company’s ongoing operating results. Management has historically used Adjusted EBITDA when evaluating operating performance because we believe that the inclusion or exclusion of certain recurring and non-recurring items is necessary to provide a full understanding of our core operating results and as a means to evaluate period-to-period results. Adjusted EBITDA represents operating income (loss) before depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, transaction expenses, severance expense, selling costs associated with the disposition of properties, proceeds from terminated sales, preopening expenses, business interruption insurance proceeds, real estate tax settlements, other than temporary impairments on investments, impairment charges, equity in income (loss) of unconsolidated affiliates, (gain) loss on the sale or disposal of property and equipment, (gain) loss associated with the sales of Presque Isle Downs and Nemacolin and other non-cash regulatory gaming assessments. Adjusted EBITDA also excludes the expense associated with our Master Lease with GLPI as the transaction was accounted for as a financing obligation. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of performance or liquidity calculated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“US GAAP”), is unaudited and should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net income (loss) as an indicator of our operating performance. Uses of cash flows that are not reflected in Adjusted EBITDA include capital expenditures, interest payments, income taxes, debt principal repayments, payments under our Master Lease and certain regulatory gaming assessments, which can be significant. As a result, Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as a measure of our liquidity. Other companies that provide EBITDA information may calculate EBITDA differently than we do. The definition of Adjusted EBITDA may not be the same as the definitions used in any of our debt agreements.

First Quarter Conference Call

Eldorado will host a conference call at 4:30 p.m. ET today. Senior management will discuss the financial results and host a question and answer session. The dial in number for the audio conference call is 323/794-2597, conference ID 1983281 (domestic and international callers). Participants can also access a live webcast of the call through the “Events & Presentations” section of Eldorado’s website at http://www.eldoradoresorts.com/ and a replay of the webcast will be archived on the site for 90 days following the live event.

About Eldorado Resorts, Inc.

Eldorado Resorts is a leading casino entertainment company that owns and operates twenty-six properties in twelve states, including Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio and West Virginia. In aggregate, Eldorado’s properties feature approximately 28,000 slot machines and VLTs and approximately 750 table games, and over 12,500 hotel rooms. For more information, please visit www.eldoradoresorts.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes “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. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding our strategies, objectives and plans for future development or acquisitions of properties or operations, as well as expectations, future operating results and other information that is not historical information. When used in this press release, the terms or phrases such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “projects,” “plans,” “intends,” “expects,” “might,” “may,” “estimates,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “will likely continue,” and variations of such words or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Although our expectations, beliefs and projections are expressed in good faith and with what we believe is a reasonable basis, there can be no assurance that these expectations, beliefs and projections will be realized. There are a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements which are included elsewhere in this press release. Such risks, uncertainties and other important factors include, but are not limited to: Eldorado’s ability to promptly and effectively integrate acquired properties and realize synergies resulting from the combined operations; the possibility that sports book, online and mobile betting and gaming are not approved in various jurisdictions, or, to the extent that such gaming activities are approved, the market for such gaming does not develop as anticipated; our substantial indebtedness and obligations under our Master Lease and the impact of such obligations on our operations and liquidity; our ability to identify and execute acquisition and development opportunities; risks relating to construction, development and expansion opportunities, including the ability of our joint venture to plan, finance and receive required approvals to develop our Pompano real estate on terms that we find acceptable, or at all; competition; sensitivity of our operations to reductions in discretionary consumer spending and changes in general economic and market conditions; governmental regulations, including risk relating to obtaining and maintaining required licenses, approvals and permits necessary for the operation of online and mobile betting and gaming, and increases in gaming taxes and fees in jurisdictions in which we operate; and other risks and uncertainties described in our reports on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K.

In light of these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking events discussed in this press release might not occur. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, even if subsequently made available on our website or otherwise, and we do not intend to update publicly any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date on which the statement is made, except as may be required by law.

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ELDORADO RESORTS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

($ in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2019   2018
REVENUES:
Casino and pari-mutuel commissions $ 470,851 $ 343,528
Food and beverage 75,209 52,198
Hotel 64,691 30,741
Other   25,072     13,725  
Net revenues   635,823     440,192  
EXPENSES:
Casino and pari-mutuel commissions 210,306 169,551
Food and beverage 60,385 44,776
Hotel 23,650 12,506
Other 11,249 7,405
Marketing and promotions 32,301 21,301
General and administrative 119,888 74,202
Corporate 16,754 11,569
Impairment charges 958 9,815
Depreciation and amortization   57,757     31,534  
Total operating expenses 533,248 382,659
Gain (loss) on sale or disposal of property and equipment 22,318 (706 )
Transaction expenses (1,894 ) (2,548 )
Income (loss) from unconsolidated affiliates   605     (85 )
Operating income   123,604     54,194  
OTHER EXPENSE:
Interest expense, net (73,510 ) (31,251 )
Unrealized loss on restricted investments   (1,460 )    
Total other expense   (74,970 )   (31,251 )
Net income before income taxes 48,634 22,943
Provision for income taxes   (10,405 )   (2,088 )
Net income $ 38,229   $ 20,855  
Net income per share of common stock:
Basic $ 0.49   $ 0.27  
Diluted $ 0.49   $ 0.27  
Weighted average basic shares outstanding   77,567,147     77,353,730  
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding   78,589,110     78,080,049  
 
 
ELDORADO RESORTS, INC.
SUMMARY INFORMATION AND RECONCILIATION OF
OPERATING INCOME (LOSS) TO ADJUSTED EBITDA
($ in thousands)
 
  Three Months Ended March 31, 2019
 

Operating
Income

 

Depreciation
and
Amortization

 

Stock-based
Compensation

 

Transaction
Expenses (6)

  Other (7)  

Adjusted
EBITDA

Including Divestitures:          
West $ 10,801 $ 13,143 $ - $ - $ 99 $ 24,043
Midwest 27,833 8,421 15 - 55 36,324
South 27,515 11,015 9 - 132 38,671
East 27,161 12,149 7 - 187 39,504
Central 27,070 11,210 - - 43 38,323
Corporate   3,224       1,819     4,917     1,894     (22,067 )     (10,213 )
Total Including Divestitures $ 123,604     $ 57,757   $ 4,948   $ 1,894   $ (21,551 )   $ 166,652  
 
Divestitures:
East $ (91 )   $ -   $ 7   $ -   $ 46     $ (38 )
Total Divestitures (1) $ (91 )   $ -   $ 7   $ -   $ 46     $ (38 )
 
Excluding Divestitures:
West $ 10,801 $ 13,143 $ - $ - $ 99 $ 24,043
Midwest 27,833 8,421 15 - 55 36,324
South 27,515 11,015 9 - 132 38,671
East 27,252 12,149 - - 141 39,542
Central 27,070 11,210 - - 43 38,323
Corporate   3,224       1,819     4,917     1,894     (22,067 )     (10,213 )
Total Excluding Divestitures (2) $ 123,695     $ 57,757   $ 4,941   $ 1,894   $ (21,597 )   $ 166,690  
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
 

Operating
Income

 

Depreciation
and
Amortization

 

Stock-based
Compensation

 

Transaction
Expenses (6)

  Other (8)  

Adjusted
EBITDA

Excluding Pre-Acquisition/Including Divestitures:          
West $ 10,139 $ 8,189 $ 63 $ - $ 33 $ 18,424
Midwest 26,676 7,645 44 - 150 34,515
South 13,359 8,531 25 - 10,302 32,217
East 19,131 6,049 5 - 995 26,180
Central - - - - - -
Corporate   (15,111 )     1,120     3,542     2,548     109     (7,792 )
Total Excluding Pre-Acquisition/Including Divestitures $ 54,194     $ 31,534   $ 3,679   $ 2,548   $ 11,589   $ 103,544  
 
Divestitures:
East $ 3,002     $ 1,415   $ 5   $ -   $ 285   $ 4,707  
Total Divestitures (3) $ 3,002     $ 1,415   $ 5   $ -   $ 285   $ 4,707  
 
Pre-Acquisition :
West $ 4,674 $ 3,084 $ - $ - $ 8 $ 7,766
Midwest - - - - - -
South 1,386 2,027 - - 8 3,421
East 8,404 7,876 - - 96 16,376
Central 27,006 8,105 - - 20 35,131
Corporate   (5,950 )     632     -     472     -     (4,846 )
Total Pre- Acquisition (4) $ 35,520     $ 21,724   $ -   $ 472   $ 132   $ 57,848  
 
Including Pre-Acquisition/Excluding Divestitures:
West $ 14,813 $ 11,273 $ 63 $ - $ 41 $ 26,190
Midwest 26,676 7,645 44 - 150 34,515
South 14,745 10,558 25 - 10,310 35,638
East 24,533 12,510 - - 806 37,849
Central 27,006 8,105 - - 20 35,131
Corporate   (21,061 )     1,752     3,542     3,020     109     (12,638 )
Total Including Pre- Acquisition/Excluding Divestitures (5) $ 86,712     $ 51,843   $ 3,674   $ 3,020   $ 11,436   $ 156,685  
 
(1)   Figures are for Presque Isle Downs for the period beginning January 1, 2019 and ending January 11, 2019 and Nemacolin for the period beginning January 1, 2019 and ending March 8.
(2) Total figures for 2019 exclude results of operations for Presque Isle Downs and Nemacolin.
(3) Figures are for Presque Isle Downs and Nemacolin for the three months ended March 31, 2018.
(4) Figures are for Grand Victoria (“GV”) and Tropicana Entertainment, Inc. (“TEI”) for the three months ended March 31, 2018. Such figures are based on unaudited internal financial statements and have not been reviewed by the Company's auditors and do not conform to GAAP.
(5) Total figures for 2018 include combined results of operations for ERI, TEI and GV and exclude results of operations for Presque Isle Downs and Nemacolin. Such presentation does not conform with GAAP or the Securities and Exchange Commission rules for pro forma presentation; however, we believe that the additional financial information will be helpful to investors in comparing current results with results of prior periods. This is non-GAAP data and should not be considered a substitute for data prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should be viewed in addition to the results of the operations reported by the Company.
(6) Transaction expenses represent costs related to the acquisition of TEI and GV and costs related to the divestiture of Presque Isle Downs and Nemacolin for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and costs related to the acquisition of TEI, GV and Isle of Capri for the three months ended March 31, 2018.
(7) Other for the three months ended March 31, 2019 is comprised of severance expense, gain (loss) on the sale or disposal of property and equipment, equity in income (loss) of an unconsolidated affiliate, an impairment charge on non-operating land and selling costs associated with the dispositions of Presque Isle Downs and Nemacolin.
(8) Other for the three months ended March 31, 2018 is comprised of severance expense, gain (loss) on the sale or disposal of property and equipment, equity in income (loss) of an unconsolidated affiliate, an impairment charge at Vicksburg and selling costs associated with the dispositions of Presque Isle Downs, the terminated sale of Vicksburg and the purchase of GV.
 
 

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Adjusted EBITDA after Master Lease Payments

 

Three Months ended
March 31, 2019

Adjusted EBITDA $ 166,690
Less: Master Lease Payments (1)   (21,910 )
Adjusted EBITDA after Master Lease Payments $ 144,780  
 
(1)   In conjunction with the Tropicana Acquisition, we began reporting Adjusted EBITDA after Master Lease Payments. Master Lease Payments represents cash rent payments to GLPI associated with the triple net operating lease entered into on October 1, 2018. Total interest expense related to the Master Lease was $24.6 million for the three-month period ended March 31, 2019. For the initial periods of the Master Lease, cash payments are less than the interest expense recognized due to the accounting treatment of the Master Lease as a financing obligation. The pro forma adjusted revenue to rent ratio (as defined in the Master Lease Agreement) for the properties in the aggregate totaled 2.2:1.0 for the trailing twelve months ended March 31, 2019.

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