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Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2013 First Quarter Results

SAINT LOUIS, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISLE) (the "Company") today reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2013 ended July 29, 2012 and other Company-related news. 

Consolidated Results

The following table outlines the Company's financial results (dollars in millions, except per shares data, unaudited):


Three Months Ended


July 29,


July 24,


2012


2011

Net revenues

$  235.8


$  227.6

Consolidated adjusted EBITDA (1)

45.0


38.9





Income (loss) from continuing operations

4.7


(2.5)

Income from discontinued operations

1.9


0.2

Net income (loss)

6.7


(2.3)

Diluted income (loss) per share from continuing operations

0.12


(0.07)

Diluted income per share from discontinued operations

0.05


0.01

Diluted income (loss) per share

0.17


(0.06)





Commenting on the results, President and Chief Executive Officer Virginia McDowell said, "While the economic softness being experienced across our industry clearly impacted our results, we successfully increased revenues and EBITDA at several of our properties during the quarter, even not considering those impacted by flooding during prior year. However, our results at certain properties were impacted by construction disruption, transition costs associated with our enhanced Fan Club® and an increased competitive environment.  Our successes were driven by continuing our plan to enhance the guest experience and contain costs wherever possible, which led to incremental earnings growth at those properties.

"We are making great progress towards the fulfillment of our three primary strategic initiatives. First, our business is more efficient as we continue to trim our costs, realign our casinos and decrease our corporate spending.  Secondly, targeted capital improvements and improved service and loyalty programs are elevating the guest experience, attracting new guests and repeat visitation.  Third, we look forward to opening Cape Girardeau at least two months ahead of the original schedule and to beginning construction on Nemacolin, once we complete the design and regulatory processes. We will also soon complete the rebranding of Vicksburg, and the renovation of our main hotels in Lake Charles and Black Hawk by the end of the calendar year. We continue to renew our asset base in a capital efficient manner."

Operating Results

Net revenues for the quarter increased to $235.8 million from $227.6 million and property Adjusted EBITDA rose to $52.1 million from $49.1 million. Comparisons to prior year were impacted by the closure of five properties for part of the first quarter in fiscal year 2012 due to flooding of the Mississippi River offset by general economic softness and a pull-back in discretionary spending. 

Recent enhancements to the customer experience across our portfolio, including facility renovations, new food and beverage outlets and also the continued introduction of our improved Fan Club® loyalty program as well as focused cost control efforts led to improved operating performance at several of our properties in spite of the economic softness.  Our Pompano and Kansas City properties continue to face increased competitive pressures from major expansions or new competitors in their markets.  Additionally our Lake Charles, Vicksburg and Blackhawk properties experienced construction disruption from on-going facility enhancements.  We also incurred significant transition costs associated with our improved Fan Club® in Lake Charles.

Corporate Expenses and Other Items

Corporate and development expenses were $8.5 million for the quarter, a decrease of $3.8 million compared to prior year, primarily the result of lower incentive compensation and decreased insurance costs.

Non-cash stock compensation expense was $1.3 million for the quarter compared to $1.8 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2012.

Preopening costs associated with Cape Girardeau were $0.7 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2013.

Experience Enhancements

We continue to make targeted cost-efficient improvements at our properties in an effort to reposition our product offerings and exceed customer expectations. We are focused on improving the guest experience by refreshing and right sizing many of our casinos floors and, in particular, are improving and expanding our array of non-gaming amenities.

Rebranding – At Rainbow Casino in Vicksburg, we expect to complete the $5 million Lady Luck Casino rebranding by the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2013.  The rebranding will introduce upgraded amenities from our portfolio of brands including an Otis & Henry's restaurant, a Lone Wolf bar, and will also incorporate an improved gaming floor, including new carpet, fresh paint and a more customer friendly and efficient gaming layout.

Hotel Renovations – We are currently renovating 253 hotel rooms in the main hotel tower in Lake Charles and 237 rooms in the Isle Black Hawk Hotel. We expect the $15 million complete refurbishment of the main hotel tower in Lake Charles to be complete by the end of the calendar year.  In Black Hawk, we are replacing carpet, wall coverings, furniture and fixtures at an expected cost of $2.0 million, and expect to be complete by December 1, 2012.

Food and Beverage Offerings – Our first Farmer's Pick Buffet in Boonville has received outstanding customer feedback and contributed to improved results. We intend to open four additional Farmer's Pick Buffets in fiscal 2013 at our properties in Cape Girardeau, Pompano, Black Hawk and Waterloo.  Additionally, a Lone Wolf bar at our Waterloo facility will open during September 2012.

Customer Loyalty Program – Our enhanced customer loyalty program, the Fan Club®, has been implemented at nine of our properties, and continues to deliver more guest satisfaction through a more efficient platform.  We intend to have it fully implemented across the portfolio by the end of fiscal 2013.

Cape Girardeau Remains on Schedule

We expect to open our new $135 million facility in Cape Girardeau, Missouri by November 1, 2012, two months ahead of the initial schedule.  Isle Casino Cape Girardeau will feature 1,000 slot machines, 28 table games, 3 restaurants, a sky deck lounge overlooking the Mississippi River, and a 750-seat event center.

Lady Luck Casino at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Decision Affirmed

On August 20, 2012 the Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to award a resort gaming license to Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, where we will develop and manage a Lady Luck Casino.  We currently are finalizing our construction plans and preparing to receive formal bids for the construction on the facility, while we work with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board through the remainder of the licensing process.  Construction of the project is expected to take 9 to 12 months once we begin, and is planned to include 600 slot machines, 28 table games, an Otis & Henry's restaurant, and a Lone Wolf bar.

Discontinued Operations

We continue to move forward with the sale of our Biloxi property and expect to close the transaction by the end of October, subject to regulatory approval.

Capital Structure

As of July 29, 2012, the Company had:

  • $89.4 million in cash and cash equivalents, excluding $12.9 million in restricted cash;
  • $1.1 billion in total debt; and
  • $277 million in net line of credit availability.

First quarter capital expenditures were $43.0 million, of which $27.7 million related to Cape Girardeau, $4.1 million related to project capital expenditures at Lake Charles and Vicksburg, and $11.2 million related to maintenance capital expenditures.  The Company expects to have approximately $40 million in additional maintenance capital expenditures for the balance of the fiscal year and approximately $70 million in project capital expenditures, including Cape Girardeau.

Dale Black Chief Financial Officer commented, "With the August 7 completion of our $350 million of 8.875% Senior Subordinated Notes offering our nearest debt maturity is not until 2016.  Coupled with our steady de-leveraging our capital structure is stronger than at any time in the last several years." As a result of this transaction, the company expects to incur charges of approximately $3.0 million in the second quarter related to the write-off of deferred financing costs, issuance costs and other related fees. 

The company revised its expected interest expense for the remainder of fiscal 2013 to approximately $66 million to reflect the increase in interest rates as a result of the new bonds.

Conference Call Information

Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. will host a conference call on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 10:00 am Central Time during which management will discuss the financial and other matters addressed in this press release.  The conference call can be accessed by interested parties via webcast through the investor relations page of the Company's website, www.islecorp.com, or, for domestic callers, by dialing 877-917-8929.  International callers can access the conference call by dialing 517-308-9020.  The conference call reference number is 315572. The conference call will be recorded and available for review starting at 11:59 pm central on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, until midnight central on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, by dialing 866-430-8792; International: 203-369-0939 and access number 6427.

About Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.

Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. is a leading regional gaming and entertainment company dedicated to providing guests with exceptional experience at each of the 15 casino properties that it owns and operates, primarily under the Isle and Lady Luck brands.  The Company currently owns and operates gaming and entertainment facilities in Mississippi, Louisiana, Iowa, Missouri, Colorado and Florida. The Company is also currently developing a new facility in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and has been selected to develop a new facility at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Western Pennsylvania.  More information is available at the Company's website, www.islecorp.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may be deemed to contain forward-looking statements, which are subject to change. These forward-looking statements may be significantly impacted, either positively or negatively by various factors, including without limitation, licensing, and other regulatory approvals, financing sources, development and construction activities, costs and delays, weather, permits, competition and business conditions in the gaming industry. The forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the statements herein.

Additional information concerning potential factors that could affect the Company's financial condition, results of operations and expansion projects, is included in the filings of the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, its Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.

CONTACTS:

Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.,


Dale Black, Chief Financial Officer-314.813.9327


Jill Alexander, Senior Director of Corporate Communication-314.813.9368




http://www.islecorp.com

 

ISLE OF CAPRI CASINOS, INC. 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended


July 29,


July 24,


2012


2011

Revenues:




Casino

$     250,269


$     235,227

Rooms

8,630


8,472

Food, beverage, pari-mutuel and other

32,806


29,627

Gross revenues

291,705


273,326

Less promotional allowances

(55,882)


(45,722)

Net revenues

235,823


227,604

Operating expenses:




Casino

38,496


35,971

Gaming taxes

61,628


59,517

Rooms

1,773


1,919

Food, beverage, pari-mutuel and other

10,104


9,953

Marine and facilities

13,700


14,126

Marketing and administrative

57,956


56,947

Corporate and development

8,473


12,266

Preopening

687


36

Depreciation and amortization

16,822


19,176

Total operating expenses

209,639


209,911

Operating income

26,184


17,693

Interest expense

(20,431)


(21,825)

Interest income

175


243

Derivative income (expense)

134


(231)





Income (loss) from continuing operations before 




income taxes

6,062


(4,120)

Income tax (provision) benefit

(1,318)


1,561

Income (loss) from continuing operations 

4,744


(2,559)

Income from discontinued operations, 




net of income taxes 

1,917


236

Net income (loss)

$         6,661


$        (2,323)





Income (loss) per common share-basic:




Income (loss) from continuing operations

$           0.12


$          (0.07)

Income from discontinued operations, 




net of income taxes 

0.05


0.01

Net income (loss)

$           0.17


$          (0.06)





Income (loss) per common share-dilutive:




Income (loss) from continuing operations

$           0.12


$          (0.07)

Income from discontinued operations, 




net of income taxes 

0.05


0.01

Net income (loss)

$           0.17


$          (0.06)





Weighted average basic shares

39,018,281


38,277,150

Weighted average diluted shares

39,035,280


38,277,150






 

 

ISLE OF CAPRI CASINOS, INC. 

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS 

(In thousands, except share and per share amounts) 






July 29,


April 29,


2012


2012

ASSETS

(unaudited)



Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$      89,409


$      94,461

Marketable securities

24,575


24,943

Accounts receivable, net

5,659


6,941

Insurance receivable

80


7,497

Income taxes receivable

4,811


2,161

Deferred income taxes

615


627

Prepaid expenses and other assets

30,606


18,950

Assets held for sale

47,445


46,703

Total current assets

203,200


202,283

Property and equipment, net

980,966


950,014

Other assets:




Goodwill

330,903


330,903

Other intangible assets, net

56,376


56,586

Deferred financing costs, net

11,936


13,205

Restricted cash

12,895


12,551

Prepaid deposits and other

9,481


9,428

Total assets

$ 1,605,757


$  1,574,970





LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:




Current maturities of long-term debt

$       5,402


$        5,393

Accounts payable 

28,806


23,536

Accrued liabilities:




Payroll and related

36,324


38,566

Property and other taxes

24,629


19,522

Interest

21,209


9,296

Progressive jackpots and slot club awards

15,025


14,892

Liabilities related to assets held for sale

4,587


4,362

Other

42,674


40,549

Total current liabilities

178,656


156,116

Long-term debt, less current maturities

1,147,589


1,149,038

Deferred income taxes

37,103


36,057

Other accrued liabilities

33,844


33,583

Other long-term liabilities

16,799


16,556

Stockholders' equity:




Preferred stock, $.01 par value; 2,000,000 shares authorized; none issued

-


-

Common stock, $.01 par value; 60,000,000 shares authorized; shares issued:




42,066,148 at July 29, 2012 and 42,066,148 at April 29, 2012

421


421

Class B common stock, $.01 par value; 3,000,000 shares authorized;

   none issued

-


-

Additional paid-in capital

245,196


247,855

Retained earnings (deficit)

(19,997)


(26,658)

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income

(693)


(855)


224,927


220,763

Treasury stock, 2,753,233 shares at July 29, 2012 and 3,083,867 shares at

   April 29, 2012

(33,161)


(37,143)

Total stockholders' equity

191,766


183,620

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$  1,605,757


$  1,574,970






 

Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.

Supplemental Data - Net Revenues

(unaudited, in thousands)










Three Months Ended




July 29,


July 24,




2012


2011

Properties Not Impacted by Flooding






Lake Charles, Louisiana


$   33,578


$   35,924


Kansas City, Missouri


18,520


19,658


Boonville, Missouri


20,388


20,087


Bettendorf, Iowa


19,855


20,081


Marquette, Iowa


7,381


7,501


Waterloo, Iowa


21,412


20,500


Black Hawk, Colorado


31,353


31,361


Pompano, Florida


34,685


34,702




187,172


189,814

Properties Impacted by Flooding






Natchez, Mississippi


7,001


4,025


Lula, Mississippi


14,631


9,752


Vicksburg, Mississippi


7,558


6,379


Caruthersville, Missouri


8,633


7,212


Davenport, Iowa


10,646


10,254




48,469


37,622













Property Net Revenues before Other


235,641


227,436







Other


182


167







Net Revenues from Continuing Operations


$ 235,823


$ 227,603







 

Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.

Reconciliation of Operating Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA

(unaudited, in thousands)
















Three Months Ended July 29, 2012




Operating Income (Loss)


Depreciation and Amortization


Stock-Based Compensation


Preopening


Adjusted EBITDA

Properties Not Impacted by Flooding












Lake Charles, Louisiana


$    3,363


$         2,112


$                  4


$             -


$    5,479


Kansas City, Missouri


3,115


1,039


2


-


4,156


Boonville, Missouri


6,494


867


5


-


7,366


Bettendorf, Iowa


3,530


1,713


5


-


5,248


Marquette, Iowa


1,259


431


5


-


1,695


Waterloo, Iowa


4,914


1,492


5


-


6,411


Black Hawk, Colorado


5,408


2,148


10


-


7,566


Pompano, Florida


2,737


1,774


6


-


4,517




30,820


11,576


42


-


42,438

Properties Impacted by Flooding












Natchez, Mississippi


843


468


5


-


1,316


Lula, Mississippi


1,107


1,723


5


-


2,835


Vicksburg, Mississippi


595


1,044


4


-


1,643


Caruthersville, Missouri


823


856


5


-


1,684


Davenport, Iowa


1,601


528


5


-


2,134




4,969


4,619


24


-


9,612













Total Operating Properties


35,789


16,195


66


-


52,050


Corporate and Other


(9,605)


627


1,252


687


(7,039)

Total


$   26,184


$       16,822


$            1,318


$          687


$   45,011




























Three Months Ended July 24, 2011




Operating Income (Loss)


Depreciation and Amortization


Stock-Based Compensation


Preopening


Adjusted EBITDA

Properties Not Impacted by Flooding












Lake Charles, Louisiana


$    4,459


$         2,309


$                19


$              -


$    6,787


Kansas City, Missouri


3,190


939


5


-


4,134


Boonville, Missouri


6,318


878


19


-


7,215


Bettendorf, Iowa


2,974


2,029


5


-


5,008


Marquette, Iowa


1,293


432


7


-


1,732


Waterloo, Iowa


4,153


1,630


14


-


5,797


Black Hawk, Colorado


3,633


3,006


9


-


6,648


Pompano, Florida


2,920


2,633


5


-


5,558




28,940


13,856


83


-


42,879

Properties Impacted by Flooding












Natchez, Mississippi


194


360


8


-


562


Lula, Mississippi


(588)


1,771


19


-


1,202


Vicksburg, Mississippi


(35)


1,269


-


-


1,234


Caruthersville, Missouri


195


785


8


-


988


Davenport, Iowa


1,692


564


8


-


2,264




1,458


4,749


43


-


6,250













Total Operating Properties


30,398


18,605


126


-


49,129


Corporate and Other


(12,705)


571


1,821


36


(10,277)

Total


$   17,693


$       19,176


$            1,947


$           36


$   38,852













 

Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.

Reconciliation of Income (Loss) From Continuing Operations to Adjusted EBITDA

(unaudited, in thousands)








Three Months Ended



July 29, 


July 24, 



2012


2011

Income (loss) from continuing operations

$   4,744


$ (2,559)


Income tax provision

1,318


(1,561)


Derivative (income) expense

(134)


231


Interest income

(175)


(243)


Interest expense

20,431


21,825


Depreciation and amortization

16,822


19,176


Stock-based compensation

1,318


1,947


Preopening

687


36

Adjusted EBITDA

$ 45,011


$ 38,852






 

1.

Adjusted EBITDA is "earnings before interest and other non-operating income (expense), income taxes, stock-based compensation, preopening expense and depreciation and amortization." Adjusted EBITDA is presented solely as a supplemental disclosure because management believes that it is 1) a widely used measure of operating performance in the gaming industry, 2) used as a component of calculating required leverage and minimum interest coverage ratios under our Senior Credit Facility and 3) a principal basis of valuing gaming companies. Management uses Adjusted EBITDA as the primary measure of the Company's operating properties' performance, and they are important components in evaluating the performance of management and other operating personnel in the determination of certain components of employee compensation.  Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an alternative to operating income as an indicator of the Company's operating performance, as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities as a measure of liquidity or as an alternative to any other measure determined in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).  The Company has significant uses of cash flows, including capital expenditures, interest payments, taxes and debt principal repayments, which are not reflected in Adjusted EBITDA.  Also, other gaming companies that report Adjusted EBITDA information may calculate Adjusted EBITDA in a different manner than the Company.  A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to income (loss) from continuing operations is included in the financial schedules accompanying this release.




Certain of our debt agreements use a similar calculation of "Adjusted EBITDA" as a financial measure for the calculation of financial debt covenants and includes add back of items such as gain on early extinguishment of debt, pre-opening expenses, certain write-offs and valuation expenses, and non-cash stock compensation expense. Reference can be made to the definition of Adjusted EBITDA in the applicable debt agreements on file as Exhibits to our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 

 

SOURCE Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.



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