|Bid||163.65 x 0|
|Ask||163.90 x 0|
|Day's Range||161.75 - 164.00|
|52 Week Range||128.45 - 307.00|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.33|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Aug 9, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.12 (7.43%)|
|1y Target Est||264.08|
(Bloomberg) -- Eldorado Resorts Inc. found a surprising source of funds when it needed cash to finance its $17.3 billion acquisition of Caesars Entertainment Corp.: its landlord.Vici Properties Inc., a real estate investment trust spun off to Caesars’ creditors almost two years ago, played a key role in financing the deal. The company, which already owns 21 Caesars casinos, agreed to provide $1.4 billion -- in exchange for $98.5 million a year in higher rent payments. It’s also buying three more properties for $1.8 billion, a conventional role for REITs in such a deal. Over the past five years, Eldorado has used creative deals like this to transform itself from a small regional player. The transaction announced Monday catapults the little-known company into the big leagues of gambling, giving the Reno, Nevada-based operator banner properties such as Caesars Palace, Harrah’s and Bally’s.“If you look at past acquisitions, we have found assets that others were not utilizing or really placing much value on and created value from them,” Tom Reeg, an Eldorado veteran who became chief executive officer in January, said Monday on a call.Sports-Betting DealLast year, for example, the company cut a deal with U.K. bookmaker William Hill Plc to bring sports betting to its casinos. The accord gave Eldorado $50 million in William Hill stock, a 20% stake in the company’s U.S. operation and a share of the profit from sports betting.The $3.2 billion Vici is providing adds up to almost half of the $7.2 billion in cash Eldorado intends to pay Caesars shareholders when the deal closes next year.A Vici spokesman declined to comment, citing an offering the company is making in association with the transaction. On Tuesday, the company priced 100 million common shares at $21.50 each to help finance the deal.Vici’s leases, which are subject to annual increases of about 2%, last 15 years, according to company filings. There are options for extensions that can stretch out to 35 years.Reeg seemed pleased with himself on the call.“I’d also point to what we did with Vici and this transaction,” he said. “You should expect us to be looking for opportunity to create value from all of the levers that we can pull in an organization of this size.”To contact the reporter on this story: Christopher Palmeri in Los Angeles at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Nick Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org, Rob GolumFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
The company, which serves punters through betting shops, sports books, online and mobile channels in eight countries, said overall revenue rose 2% and online revenue grew 8% as it benefited from the Sweden-based Mr Green & Co acquisition. Net revenue from the U.S. jumped 48% from operations in seven states that currently legislate and regulate sports betting. The company, which processed more than 8 billion pounds in sports wagers in 2018, has been spending aggressively to push growth and capture market share in the United States.
British bookmaker William Hill Plc reported higher revenue for the year to April 30 on Wednesday, as the success of its online business and operations in the United States offset weak retail performance ...
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has today assigned a Ba1 rating to William Hill plc's ("William Hill") proposed new GBP350 million senior unsecured notes due 2026. The company's Ba1 Corporate Family Rating ("CFR"), Ba1-PD Probability of Default Rating, and Ba1 rating on existing notes remain unchanged. William Hill's Ba1 rating is constrained by (1) adverse regulatory change, in particular the Triennial Review outcome which will reduce maximum stakes on B2 machines to GBP2 from GBP100, substantially reducing revenue from gaming machines and potentially reducing total operating profits by GBP70-100 million or more.
Tiger Woods threw up his arms and joined a jubilant Masters crowd in celebrating his win Sunday, easing 14 years of injury- and scandal-related frustration since his last win at Augusta. Bettors liked Woods and sportsbooks lost big. Last Tuesday, a bettor walked into the William Hill PL/ADR (OTC: WIMHY) sportsbook at the SLS Casino in Las Vegas and put $85,000 down on an improbable Woods comeback culminating in a Masters win, at 14-1 odds.
Wins for favourites generally tend to mean a major hit for bookies taking the action on Britain's biggest horse race of the year and another major firm, Betway, called Tiger Roll's win one of its biggest blows ever. The horse's owner, Ryanair Chief Executive Officer Michael O'Leary, celebrated the second consecutive victory, the first since Red Rum in 1974, by buying drinks for all passengers on his flight home to Dublin, according to footage posted on The Sun's website on Sunday. Eleven-year-old Tiger Roll, ridden by jockey Davy Russell, had a starting price of 4/1, compared with 14/1 last year https://www.grandnational.org.uk/previous-winners.php.
The National Hockey League said on Thursday the U.S. division of UK bookmaker William Hill Plc will become an official sports betting partner of the NHL. The league will get marketing revenue from the sports book, which can use NHL brands in advertising, excluding the NHL's new puck and player data. Such commercial deals between sports leagues and bookmakers have been coming quickly since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last May to allow states to legalize, regulate and tax sports wagering.
Betting companies with operations in Gibraltar on Spain’s southern flank worry Madrid will restrict land access to the tiny British territory when the U.K. leaves the European Union. GVC Holdings Plc and William Hill Plc have more than 1,400 employees on the rocky peninsula, which has long been an international betting hub because it had a legal framework for gambling before the U.K. mainland and more favorable taxes. Competing claims over the territory have caused tension between Spain and Britain for three centuries.
William Hill has plunged into the red and blamed the fallout from the anticipated introduction of a £2 maximum stake on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT) next month. The company said the huge loss was largely due to an exceptional charge of £883m linked to the government’s decision to reduce the maximum stake on FOBTs from £100 to £2. The government announced plans to tighten the rules around the betting machines, which have been dubbed the “crack cocaine of gambling”, last year in a bid to curb gambling problems.
British betting companies have been pushing into the United States market because of tighter regulations at home and after the U.S. Supreme Court decided to overturn a federal ban on sports betting. William Hill has put money into a digital launch in New Jersey and has started operations or expanded in six states, and the investments resulted in a net adjusted operating loss of 33.2 million pounds in 2018.
British bookmaker William Hill Plc reported lower full-year adjusted operating profit on Friday, hurt partly by higher costs to expand in the U.S. Adjusted operating profit fell to 233.6 million pounds ...
An outbreak of equine flu means the sport remains shut down, as it has been since Thursday. Governing body, the British Horseracing Authority, says there will be no resumption until Wednesday at the earliest while tests are conducted on thoroughbreds across the country. For bookmakers William Hill Plc, Paddy Power Betfair Plc, and Ladbrokes owner GVC Holdings Plc, the cancellations are a blow, though maybe not a major one.
The company had cut its profit forecast in November due to tightening regulations at home, particularly on lucrative fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), and warned of more losses in the United States. William Hill said 2018 adjusted operating profit from continuing operations would be 234 million pounds, slightly higher than company-supplied analyst estimates of 232.2 million pounds. Profit was lower in its retail business due to tough high-street conditions and the offering would be remodelled in 2019 as Chief Executive Officer Philip Bowcock looks to make the firm a "digitally-led international business", the company said.