Vail Resorts Reports Fiscal 2014 Second Quarter Results and Increases Quarterly Dividend 100%

BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:   MTN) today reported results for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 ended January 31, 2014 and the Company's ski season-to-date metrics through March 9, 2014. In addition, the Company announced a 100% increase to its quarterly dividend.

Highlights

  • Resort Reported EBITDA increased 6.0% for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 compared to the same period in the prior year.
  • Net income attributable to Vail Resorts, Inc. was $59.3 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2014, representing a 2.1% decrease compared to the same period in the prior year.
  • Skier visits at the Colorado resorts grew 11.9% for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 compared to the same period in the prior year, with commensurate growth in Mountain revenue. The Tahoe resorts had a 27.7% decline in skier visitation for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 compared to the same period in the prior year, due to adverse weather conditions.
  • The Company revised its fiscal 2014 guidance range downward to reflect the challenging Tahoe results. Resort Reported EBITDA is now expected to be between $255 million and $265 million.
  • During the second quarter of fiscal 2014, the Company closed on three units at One Ski Hill Place. Net Real Estate Cash Flow for the second quarter was $2.1 million and was $9.6 million year-to-date. Subsequent to quarter end, three Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail and five One Ski Hill Place units have closed.
  • The Company announced its calendar year 2014 capital plan of approximately $85 million, excluding capital expenditures for summer related activities, with notable projects including upgraded lifts at Beaver Creek and Breckenridge, as well as renovations at The Lodge at Vail, a RockResort property. Capital expenditures for summer related activities are expected to be approximately $5 million. In addition, the Company is providing longer term guidance on its expected capital expenditures.
  • The Company's Board of Directors approved a 100% increase in the quarterly cash dividend to $0.4150 per share from $0.2075 per share beginning with the dividend payable on April 16, 2014 to stockholders of record as of April 1, 2014.

Commenting on the Company's fiscal 2014 second quarter results, Rob Katz, Chief Executive Officer said, "Overall, we are very pleased with our performance in the second quarter of fiscal 2014.   Despite the very challenging conditions in Tahoe, where total snowfall was down 73% as of January 31, 2014 compared to the prior year, we have seen overall growth in visitation of 9.1% and increased guest spending, highlighting the strength of our geographically diverse business model.  Results in Colorado were particularly encouraging, with total visitation up 11.9%, ski school revenue up 9.7% and dining revenue up 16.0% compared to the prior year.  Unfortunately, our results were tempered by the very poor snowfall and warm temperatures in Tahoe where total visitation was down 27.7% compared to the prior year.  Our Tahoe resorts only had 33% of trails open as of January 31, 2014, compared to 95% of trails open at the same point last season and compared to 65% of trails open even during the very challenging 2011/2012 ski season.  Despite the conditions, our Tahoe resorts have done an admirable job in maximizing open terrain and maintaining high levels of guest service to differentiate our resorts in that marketplace. Overall, total lift revenue increased by 11.2%, ski school revenue increased by 12.5% and total Mountain revenue increased by 8.3% compared to the prior year. Our mountain performance includes the results of Canyons, which were in line with our previous public estimates, and the results of our Urban ski areas, whose performance was quite strong and also in line with our expectations."

Regarding Lodging, Katz said, "Our lodging results were very strong for the quarter. Revenue, excluding payroll cost reimbursements, increased 21.3% compared to the prior year and revenue per available room, or RevPAR, increased 12.4% compared to the prior year.  Our results were driven by the strong performance of our core Colorado markets with increased occupancy and favorable rate increases, along with the addition of the Canyons lodging properties to our portfolio.  The Tahoe region does not represent a material component of our lodging business and therefore did not have a significant negative impact on lodging results."

Katz continued, "Resort Reported EBITDA was $151.1 million for the quarter, an increase of 6.0% over the prior year.  Excluding the Canyons integration and litigation expenses of $3.0 million in the quarter, Resort Reported EBITDA increased 8.1% over the prior year.  While Tahoe did finally receive substantial snowfall ahead of the Presidents' Day holiday, conditions did not meaningfully recover until the end of February.  This impacted not only February results but March as well, as we believe guests deferred their booking decisions waiting for snowfall.  Our revised guidance for Resort Reported EBITDA for fiscal 2014 of $255 million to $265 million reflects an approximate 10% reduction in Resort Reported EBITDA from our original guidance, reflecting the lower than anticipated contribution from our Tahoe resorts and San Francisco Bay Area retail operations."

Regarding Real Estate, Katz said, "Net Real Estate Cash Flow for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 was $2.1 million and was $9.6 million year-to-date.  During the quarter, we closed on three One Ski Hill Place units.  We are continuing to see strong buyer interest at both our One Ski Hill Place and Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail properties and closed on three Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail units and five One Ski Hill Place units subsequent to January 31, 2014."

Katz continued, "Further demonstrating our continued commitment to return capital to our stockholders, I am pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has decided to increase our quarterly dividend by 100% and declared a quarterly cash dividend on Vail Resorts' common stock of $0.4150 per share, payable on April 16, 2014 to stockholders of record on April 1, 2014.  The increase in our dividend demonstrates our confidence in our consistent and strong free cash flow generation and the stability of our business model, despite dramatic weather." Katz added, "Our balance sheet remains very strong.  We ended the quarter with $205.3 million of cash on hand and no borrowings under the revolver component of our senior credit facility and our Net Debt was 2.6 times trailing twelve months Total Reported EBITDA."

The Company also announced its calendar year 2014 capital plan of approximately $85 million, excluding capital expenditures for summer related activities.  The Company expects approximately $5 million of additional capital will be invested in summer related activities. Commenting on this announcement, Katz said, "The 2014 capital plan reflects our goal to generate strong free cash flow while targeting high return investments in projects that have a meaningful impact on the perceived value of our guests' experience at our resorts with the highest profitability.  The plan includes approximately $50 million of maintenance capital expenditures and two high-impact lift upgrades, among other projects.  First, at Beaver Creek, we will replace the Centennial Lift with a high speed, state-of-the-art combination lift that will include both six-person chairs and gondola cabins.  This combination lift will increase uphill capacity at our key base area portal by over 30% and provide our Beaver Creek guests with an enhanced experience, particularly for children and first time skiers, who will now be able to use a gondola to access terrific beginner terrain at the top of the mountain.  In Breckenridge, we will upgrade the Colorado Chair to a six-person chair that will increase capacity by nearly 30%, improving the guest experience and dramatically reducing wait times at one of the highest volume lifts at any of our resorts.  Other notable projects include room renovations at our iconic The Lodge at Vail, a RockResort property, continued investments in our customer data analytics capabilities and expansion of the Cloud Dine restaurant at Canyons."

Katz continued, "We also want to provide investors with longer term guidance regarding our capital spending.  We intend to maintain our future annual capital expenditures at approximately $85 million, adjusted for inflation and the growth in our resorts. This target would include approximately $50 million of annual maintenance spending.  These levels would exclude the investment we plan to make in our Epic Discovery and summer related projects, which we expect will total approximately $85 million in the upcoming years, subject to regulatory approvals, and significant one-time capital improvements associated with acquisitions, including Canyons."

Operating Results
A complete Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations can be found in the Company's Form 10-Q for the second fiscal quarter of 2014 ended January 31, 2014 filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The following are segment highlights:

Mountain Segment

  • Total lift revenue increased $19.7 million, or 11.2%, compared to the same period in the prior year, to $195.4 million for the three months ended January 31, 2014, driven largely by a $13.7 million, or 18.0%, increase in season pass revenue. Lift revenue excluding season pass revenue increased 6.0%, driven by increases at our Colorado resorts and incremental revenue from Canyons, partially offset by lower lift revenue excluding season pass revenue in Tahoe where visitation excluding season pass holders declined by 27.9% compared to the same period in the prior year.
  • Ski school revenue increased by $5.2 million, or 12.5%, and dining revenue increased $2.8 million, or 9.3%, for the three months ended January 31, 2014 compared to the same period in the prior year.
  • Retail/rental revenue increased $2.0 million, or 2.4%, for the three months ended January 31, 2014 compared to the same period in the prior year, due primarily to increases in rental and retail sales in our Colorado and Utah regions, incremental revenue generated by Hoigaard's (our mid-west retailer acquired in April 2013); partially offset by revenue declines at stores proximate to our Tahoe resorts as a result of the challenging weather conditions in the Tahoe region and a decrease in on-line sales due to the shutdown of our on-line retail platform as we are transitioning to a different approach to on-line sales, which will also eliminate operating losses in the on-line retail business.
  • Operating expense increased $22.5 million, or 10.2%, for the three months ended January 31, 2014 compared to the three months ended January 31, 2013, primarily due to incremental expenses from Canyons of $15.9 million (including integration and PCMR litigation related expense of $3.0 million).
  • Mountain Reported EBITDA increased $7.3 million, or 5.2%, for the quarter compared to the same period in the prior year.

Lodging Segment

  • Lodging segment net revenue increased $9.6 million, or 20.7%, for the three months ended January 31, 2014 as compared to the same period in the prior year. The revenue increase includes $5.3 million from the addition of Canyons.
  • For the three months ended January 31, 2014, average daily rate ("ADR") increased 4.0% and RevPAR increased 12.4% at the Company's owned hotels and managed condominiums compared to the same period in the prior year.
  • Lodging Reported EBITDA increased 68.3% as compared to the same period in the prior year, to $2.9 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2014.

Resort - Combination of Mountain and Lodging Segments

  • Resort net revenue was $447.8 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2014, up 9.7% from the second quarter of the prior year.
  • Resort Reported EBITDA was $151.1 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2014, up 6.0% from the second quarter of the prior year.

Real Estate Segment

  • Real Estate segment net revenue declined $9.3 million, or 65.6%, as compared to the same period in the prior year, to $4.9 million for the three months ended January 31, 2014.
  • Net Real Estate Cash Flow was $2.1 million for the three months ended January 31, 2014, down $6.8 million from the same period in the prior year.
  • Real Estate Reported EBITDA declined by $0.6 million, or 21.7%, as compared to the same period in the prior year, to a loss of $3.1 million for the three months ended January 31, 2014.

Total Performance

  • Total net revenue increased $30.3 million, or 7.2%, as compared to the same period in the prior year, to $452.7 million for the three months ended January 31, 2014.
  • Net income attributable to Vail Resorts, Inc. was $59.3 million, or $1.60 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 compared to net income attributable to Vail Resorts, Inc. of $60.6 million, or $1.65 per diluted share, in the second quarter of the prior year.

Season-to-Date Metrics through March 9, 2014
The Company announced ski season-to-date metrics for the comparative periods from the beginning of the ski season through Sunday, March 9, 2014, and for the similar prior year period through Sunday, March 10, 2013, adjusted as if Canyons, which transaction was entered into in May 2013, was owned in both periods.  The reported ski season metrics do not include the results of Afton Alps and Mt. Brighton in either period.  The following data is interim period data and subject to fiscal quarter end review and adjustments.

Highlights

  • Season-to-date total lift revenue at the Company's eight mountain resorts, including an allocated portion of season pass revenue for each applicable period, was up approximately 4.9% compared to the prior year season-to-date period. Season-to-date- lift revenue at the Company's five mountain resorts in Colorado and Utah (calculated on the same basis) was up 11.5%.
  • Season-to-date ancillary spending outpaced skier visitation, with ski school revenue up 6.8% and dining revenue up 1.7% at the Company's eight mountain resorts. Additionally, retail/rental revenue for resort store locations was up 4.8%. For the Company's Colorado and Utah resorts, season-to-date ski school revenue was up 10.6%, dining revenue was up 11.4% and retail/rental revenue for resort store locations was up 9.8%.
  • Season-to-date total skier visits for the Company's eight mountain resorts were up 0.2% compared to the prior year season-to-date period. Total skier visits at our Colorado and Utah resorts grew at 7.1% compared to the prior year season-to-date period, while total skier visits at our Tahoe resorts declined approximately 20.4%, compared to the prior year season-to-date period.

Outlook

  • We now estimate Resort Reported EBITDA for fiscal 2014 will be $255 million to $265 million, representing an approximate 6% to 10% increase over fiscal 2013.
  • Included in our estimates for fiscal 2014 Resort Reported EBITDA is approximately $9.5 million of integration and litigation related expenses, including approximately $7.5 million in fees associated with the Park City Mountain Resort litigation.
  • We expect Resort EBITDA Margin (defined as Resort Reported EBITDA divided by Resort net revenue) to be approximately 21.8% in fiscal 2014 at the midpoint of the revised guidance range.
  • We have narrowed our estimate of fiscal 2014 Real Estate Reported EBITDA to negative $7 million to negative $11 million.
  • We are reaffirming our Net Real Estate Cash Flow guidance of $15 million to $25 million (defined as Real Estate Reported EBITDA, plus non-cash real estate cost of sales, plus non-cash stock-based compensation expense, plus change in real estate deposits and recovery of previously incurred project costs less investment in real estate).
  • Net income attributable to Vail Resorts, Inc. is now expected to be in a range of $23 million to $36 million in fiscal 2014.

The following table reflects the forecasted guidance range for the Company's fiscal year ending July 31, 2014, for Reported EBITDA (after stock-based compensation expense) and reconciles such Reported EBITDA guidance to net income attributable to Vail Resorts, Inc. guidance for fiscal 2014.


Fiscal 2014 Guidance


(In thousands)


For the Year Ending


July 31, 2014


Low End

Range


High End

Range

Mountain Reported EBITDA (1)

$

239,000



$

249,000


Lodging Reported EBITDA (2)


14,000




19,000


Resort Reported EBITDA (3)


255,000




265,000


Real Estate Reported EBITDA  (4)


(11,000)




(7,000)


Total Reported EBITDA


244,000




258,000


Depreciation and amortization


(141,000)




(137,000)


Loss on disposal of fixed assets, net


(2,000)




(1,500)


Investment income, net


200




500


Interest expense


(65,000)




(63,500)


Income before provision for income taxes


36,200




56,500


Provision for income taxes


(13,400)




(20,900)


Net income


22,800




35,600


Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests


200




400


Net income attributable to Vail Resorts, Inc.

$

23,000



$

36,000


(1) Mountain Reported EBITDA includes approximately $10 million of stock-based compensation.

(2) Lodging Reported EBITDA includes approximately $2 million of stock-based compensation.

(3) The Company provides Reported EBITDA ranges for the Mountain and Lodging segments, as well as for the two combined. The low and high end of the expected ranges provided for the Lodging and Mountain segments, while possible, do not sum to the low or high end of the Resort Reported EBITDA range provided because we do not expect or assume that we will hit the low or high end of both ranges.

(4) Real Estate Reported EBITDA includes approximately $2 million of stock-based compensation.

Return of Capital to Stockholders
The Company's Board of Directors approved a 100% increase in the quarterly cash dividend to $0.4150 per share from $0.2075 per share beginning with the dividend payable on April 16, 2014 to stockholders of record as of April 1, 2014.

The Company did not repurchase any shares of common stock in the second quarter of fiscal 2014.  Since inception of the stock repurchase program in 2006, the Company has repurchased an aggregate of 4,949,111 shares at a cost of approximately $193.2 million.  As of January 31, 2014, 1,050,889 shares remained available to repurchase under the existing repurchase authorization.

Earnings Conference Call
The Company will conduct a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the financial results.  The call will be webcast and can be accessed at www.vailresorts.com in the Investor Relations section, or dial (877) 941-1467 (U.S. and Canada) or (480) 629-9676 (international).  A replay of the conference call will be available two hours following the conclusion of the call through March 25, 2014.  To access the replay, dial (800) 406-7325 (U.S. and Canada) or (303) 590-3030 (international), pass code 4664682.  The conference call will also be archived at www.vailresorts.com.

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this press release, other than statements of historical information, are forward looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. All forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Such risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to prolonged weakness in general economic conditions, including adverse effects on the overall travel and leisure related industries; unfavorable weather conditions or natural disasters; adverse events that occur during our peak operating periods combined with the seasonality of our business; competition in our mountain and lodging businesses; our ability to grow our resort and real estate operations; our ability to successfully initiate, complete, and sell real estate development projects and achieve the anticipated financial benefits from such projects; further adverse changes in real estate markets; continued volatility in credit markets; our ability to obtain financing on terms acceptable to us to finance our capital expenditures, growth strategy and future real estate development; our reliance on government permits or approvals for our use of Federal land or to make operational and capital improvements; demand for planned summer activities and our ability to successfully obtain necessary approvals and construct the planned improvements; adverse consequences of current or future legal claims; our ability to hire and retain a sufficient seasonal workforce; willingness of our guests to travel due to terrorism, the uncertainty of military conflicts or outbreaks of contagious diseases, and the cost and availability of travel options; negative publicity which diminishes the value of our brands; our ability to integrate and successfully realize anticipated benefits from the lease of Canyons operations or future acquisitions; the outcome of pending litigation regarding the ski terrain of Park City Mountain Resort; adverse consequences on lease payment obligations for Canyons due to increases in consumer price index, or CPI; implications arising from new Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB")/governmental legislation, rulings or interpretations; and other risks detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2013.

All forward-looking statements attributable to us or any persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. All guidance and forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date hereof and we do not undertake any obligation to update any forecast or forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

Statement Concerning Non-GAAP Financial Measures
When reporting financial results, we use the terms Reported EBITDA, Resort EBITDA Margin, Net Debt, Net Real Estate Cash Flow, Lodging net revenue excluding payroll cost reimbursement, and Lodging operating expense excluding reimbursed payroll costs, which are not financial measures under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"). We define Reported EBITDA as segment net revenue less segment operating expense plus or minus segment equity investment income or loss and for the Real Estate segment plus gain on sale of real property. For Resort, we define Resort EBITDA Margin as Resort Reported EBITDA divided by Resort net revenue. We define Net Debt as long-term debt plus long-term debt due within one year less cash and cash equivalents. For the Real Estate segment, we define Net Real Estate Cash Flow as Real Estate Reported EBITDA, plus non-cash real estate cost of sales, plus non-cash stock-based compensation expense, plus change in real estate deposits and recovery of previously incurred project costs less investment in real estate. For the Lodging segment we primarily focus on Lodging net revenue excluding payroll cost reimbursement and Lodging operating expense excluding reimbursed payroll costs as the reimbursements are made based upon the costs incurred with no added margin, as such the revenue and corresponding expense have no effect on our Lodging Reported EBITDA which we use to evaluate Lodging segment performance. Please see "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below for more information.

 

 

Vail Resorts, Inc.

Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended

January 31,


Six Months Ended

January 31,



2014


2013


2014


2013

Net revenue:









Mountain


$

391,656



$

361,741



$

448,987



$

413,653


Lodging


56,187



46,543



113,401



99,051


Real estate


4,877



14,167



13,723



26,097


Total net revenue


452,720



422,451



576,111



538,801


Segment operating expense:









Mountain


243,512



220,997



368,286



328,545


Lodging


53,259



44,803



110,164



96,609


Real estate


8,006



16,739



17,237



32,353


Total segment operating expense


304,777



282,539



495,687



457,507


Other operating expense:









Depreciation and amortization


(36,204)



(33,418)



(70,360)



(65,097)


Loss on disposal of fixed assets


(1,044)



(531)



(1,473)



(533)


Income from operations


110,695



105,963



8,591



15,664


Mountain equity investment income, net


14



99



617



533


Investment income, net


70



99



165



153


Interest expense


(16,239)



(8,534)



(32,337)



(16,909)


Income (loss) before (provision) benefit from income taxes


94,540



97,627



(22,964)



(559)


(Provision) benefit from income taxes


(35,340)



(37,098)



8,727



485


Net income (loss)


$

59,200



$

60,529



$

(14,237)



$

(74)


Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests


63



22



124



45


Net income (loss) attributable to Vail Resorts, Inc.


$

59,263



$

60,551



$

(14,113)



$

(29)


Per share amounts:









Basic net income (loss) per share attributable to Vail Resorts, Inc.


$

1.64



$

1.69



$

(0.39)



$


Diluted net income (loss) per share attributable to Vail Resorts, Inc.


$

1.60



$

1.65



$

(0.39)



$


Cash dividends declared per share


$

0.2075



$

0.1875



$

0.4150



$

0.3750


Weighted average shares outstanding:









Basic


36,130



35,895



36,078



35,798


Diluted


37,120



36,663



36,078



35,798


Other Data (unaudited):









Mountain Reported EBITDA


$

148,158



$

140,843



$

81,318



$

85,641


Lodging Reported EBITDA


$

2,928



$

1,740



$

3,237



$

2,442


Resort Reported EBITDA


$

151,086



$

142,583



$

84,555



$

88,083


Real Estate Reported EBITDA


$

(3,129)



$

(2,572)



$

(3,514)



$

(6,256)


Total Reported EBITDA


$

147,957



$

140,011



$

81,041



$

81,827


Mountain stock-based compensation


$

2,535



$

2,215



$

5,182



$

4,935


Lodging stock-based compensation


$

593



$

572



$

1,012



$

942


Resort stock-based compensation


$

3,128



$

2,787



$

6,194



$

5,877


Real Estate stock-based compensation


$

434



$

372



$

860



$

754


Total stock-based compensation


$

3,562



$

3,159



$

7,054



$

6,631


 

 

Vail Resorts, Inc.

Mountain Segment Operating Results

(In thousands, except effective ticket price ("ETP"))

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended
January 31,


Percentage

Increase


Six Months Ended

January 31,


Percentage Increase



2014


2013


(Decrease)


2014


2013


(Decrease)

Net Mountain revenue:













Lift


$

195,357



$

175,658



11.2

%


$

195,357



$

175,658



11.2

%

Ski school


46,930



41,723



12.5

%


46,930



41,723



12.5

%

Dining


32,602



29,826



9.3

%


40,066



36,199



10.7

%

Retail/rental


85,717



83,748



2.4

%


114,616



110,473



3.8

%

Other


31,050



30,786



0.9

%


52,018



49,600



4.9

%

Total Mountain net revenue


$

391,656



$

361,741



8.3

%


$

448,987



$

413,653



8.5

%

Mountain operating expense:













Labor and labor-related benefits


$

94,500



$

83,684



12.9

%


$

133,801



$

117,978



13.4

%

Retail cost of sales


33,989



35,244



(3.6)

%


50,856



51,435



(1.1)

%

Resort related fees


19,528



17,396



12.3

%


20,631



18,385



12.2

%

General and administrative


37,788



34,813



8.5

%


68,937



62,117



11.0

%

Other


57,707



49,860



15.7

%


94,061



78,630



19.6

%

Total Mountain operating expense


$

243,512



$

220,997



10.2

%


$

368,286



$

328,545



12.1

%

Mountain equity investment income, net


14



99



(85.9)

%


617



533



15.8

%

Mountain Reported EBITDA


$

148,158



$

140,843



5.2

%


$

81,318



$

85,641



(5.0)

%














Total skier visits


3,512



3,220



9.1

%


3,512



3,220



9.1

%

ETP


$

55.63



$

54.55



2.0

%


$

55.63



$

54.55



2.0

%

 

 

Vail Resorts, Inc.

Lodging Operating Results

(In thousands, except ADR and RevPAR)

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended
January 31,


Percentage

Increase


Six Months Ended

 January 31,


Percentage

Increase



2014


2013


(Decrease)


2014


2013


(Decrease)

Lodging net revenue:













Owned hotel rooms


$

10,198



$

8,906



14.5

%


$

24,311



$

22,600



7.6

%

Managed condominium rooms


18,124



14,605



24.1

%


25,896



20,419



26.8

%

Dining


7,902



5,492



43.9

%


21,248



16,102



32.0

%

Transportation


7,752



7,123



8.8

%


9,624



8,814



9.2

%

Golf






%


7,597



7,647



(0.7)

%

Other


9,421



7,880



19.6

%


19,513



17,752



9.9

%



53,397



44,006



21.3

%


108,189



93,334



15.9

%

Payroll cost reimbursements


2,790



2,537



10.0

%


5,212



5,717



(8.8)

%

Total Lodging net revenue


$

56,187



$

46,543



20.7

%


$

113,401



$

99,051



14.5

%

Lodging operating expense:













Labor and labor-related benefits


$

25,551



$

21,472



19.0

%


$

51,923



$

44,922



15.6

%

General and administrative


8,847



7,236



22.3

%


16,329



14,261



14.5

%

Other


16,071



13,558



18.5

%


36,700



31,709



15.7

%



50,469



42,266



19.4

%


104,952



90,892



15.5

%

Reimbursed payroll costs


2,790



2,537



10.0

%


5,212



5,717



(8.8)

%

Total Lodging operating expense


$

53,259



$

44,803



18.9

%


$

110,164



$

96,609



14.0

%

Lodging Reported EBITDA


$

2,928



$

1,740



68.3

%


$

3,237



$

2,442



32.6

%














Owned hotel statistics:













ADR


$

249.22



$

232.85



7.0

%


$

206.76



$

198.83



4.0

%

RevPar


$

142.40



$

124.06



14.8

%


$

125.78



$

117.46



7.1

%

Managed condominium statistics:













ADR


$

430.84



$

416.08



3.5

%


$

344.22



$

338.20



1.8

%

RevPar


$

136.94



$

122.84



11.5

%


$

86.45



$

76.58



12.9

%

Owned hotel and managed condominium statistics (combined):













ADR


$

358.07



$

344.26



4.0

%


$

270.23



$

262.07



3.1

%

RevPar


$

138.42



$

123.16



12.4

%


$

99.23



$

89.49



10.9

%

 

 

Key Balance Sheet Data

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)




As of January 31,



2014


2013

Real estate held for sale and investment


$

184,101



$

216,815







Total Vail Resorts, Inc. stockholders' equity


800,067



796,014







Long-term debt


798,319



489,497


Long-term debt due within one year


965



806


Total debt


799,284



490,303


Less: cash and cash equivalents


205,276



136,579


Net debt


$

594,008



$

353,724


 

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Reported EBITDA, Resort EBITDA Margin, Net Debt, and Net Real Estate Cash Flow are not measures of financial performance under GAAP, and they might not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. Reported EBITDA, Resort EBITDA Margin, Net Debt, and Net Real Estate Cash Flow should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to, or substitute for, measures of financial performance or liquidity prepared in accordance with GAAP including net income (loss), net change in cash and cash equivalents or other financial statement data.

Reported EBITDA and Net Real Estate Cash Flow have been presented herein as measures of the Company's performance. The Company believes that Reported EBITDA is an indicative measurement of the Company's operating performance, and is similar to performance metrics generally used by investors to evaluate other companies in the resort and lodging industries. The Company primarily uses Reported EBITDA based targets in evaluating performance. For Resort, the Company defines Resort EBITDA Margin as Resort Reported EBITDA divided by Resort net revenue, which is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP, as the Company believes it is an important measurement of operating performance. The Company believes that Net Debt is an important measurement of liquidity as it is an indicator of the Company's ability to obtain additional capital resources for its future cash needs. Additionally, the Company believes Net Real Estate Cash Flow is important as a cash flow indicator for our Real Estate segment.

Presented below is a reconciliation of Total Reported EBITDA to net income (loss) attributable to Vail Resorts, Inc. calculated in accordance with GAAP for the three and six months ended January 31, 2014 and 2013.



(In thousands)
(Unaudited)


(In thousands)
(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended

January 31,


Six Months Ended

January 31,



2014


2013


2014


2013

Mountain Reported EBITDA


$

148,158



$

140,843



$

81,318



$

85,641


Lodging Reported EBITDA


2,928



1,740



3,237



2,442


Resort Reported EBITDA*


151,086



142,583



84,555



88,083


Real Estate Reported EBITDA


(3,129)



(2,572)



(3,514)



(6,256)


Total Reported EBITDA


147,957



140,011



81,041



81,827


Depreciation and amortization


(36,204)



(33,418)



(70,360)



(65,097)


Loss on disposal of fixed assets


(1,044)



(531)



(1,473)



(533)


Investment income, net


70



99



165



153


Interest expense


(16,239)



(8,534)



(32,337)



(16,909)


Income (loss) before (provision) benefit from income taxes


94,540



97,627



(22,964)



(559)


(Provision) benefit from income taxes


(35,340)



(37,098)



8,727



485


Net income (loss)


$

59,200



$

60,529



$

(14,237)



$

(74)


Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests


63



22



124



45


Net income (loss) attributable to Vail Resorts, Inc.


$

59,263



$

60,551



$

(14,113)



$

(29)


 

*

Resort represents the sum of Mountain and Lodging

Presented below is a reconciliation of Total Reported EBITDA to net income attributable to Vail Resorts, Inc. calculated in accordance with GAAP for the twelve months ended January 31, 2014.

 



(In thousands)
(Unaudited)



Twelve Months Ended

January 31,



2014

Mountain Reported EBITDA


$

224,376


Lodging Reported EBITDA


12,956


Resort Reported EBITDA*


237,332


Real Estate Reported EBITDA


(6,364)


Total Reported EBITDA


230,968


Depreciation and amortization


(137,951)


Loss on disposal of fixed assets


(2,162)


Investment income, net


363


Interest expense


(54,394)


Income before provision for income taxes


36,824


Provision for income taxes


(13,377)


Net income


$

23,447


Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests


212


Net income attributable to Vail Resorts, Inc.


$

23,659


 

*

Resort represents the sum of Mountain and Lodging

The following table reconciles Net Debt to long-term debt and the calculation of Net Debt to Total Reported EBITDA for the twelve months ended January 31, 2014.

 



(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

As of January 31, 2014


Long-term debt


$

798,319



Long-term debt due within one year


965



Total debt


799,284



Less: cash and cash equivalents


205,276



Net debt


$

594,008



Net debt to Total Reported EBITDA


2.6


x

 

The following table reconciles Real Estate Reported EBITDA to Net Real Estate Cash Flow for the three and six months ended January 31, 2014.

 



(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

January 31, 2014


(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

Six Months Ended

January 31, 2014

Real Estate Reported EBITDA


$

(3,129)



$

(3,514)


Non-cash Real Estate cost of sales


3,391



10,104


Non-cash Real Estate stock-based compensation


434



860


Change in Real Estate deposits and recovery of previously incurred project costs less investments in Real Estate


1,409



2,110


Net Real Estate Cash Flow


$

2,105



$

9,560


 

The following table reconciles Resort Net Revenue to Resort EBITDA Margin for fiscal 2014 guidance.

 



(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

Fiscal 2014

Guidance**

Resort net revenue*


$

1,194,800


Resort EBITDA*


260,000


Resort EBITDA margin*


21.8

%




* Resort represents the sum of Mountain and Lodging



**Represents the mid-point range of Guidance



SOURCE Vail Resorts, Inc.



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