• Fourth quarter revenue of $279.7 million, net income of $11.1 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $63.7 million
  • 2022 full year revenue of $1.1 billion, net income of $82.3 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $267.1 million
  • Retired $27 million of outstanding debt in the quarter, $116 million of debt repaid in 2022
  • Repurchased 328,897 shares of common stock in the quarter, over 1.1 million shares in 2022

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Golden Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: GDEN) (“Golden Entertainment” or the “Company”) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2022.

Blake Sartini, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Golden Entertainment, commented, “Our fourth quarter demonstrates strong financial performance that remains well above 2019 levels, while higher labor and other costs impacted the comparison to last year’s fourth quarter results. For the second consecutive year, our total annual revenue exceeded $1 billion and our operating discipline continues to support the significant margin improvement we have achieved leading to a 45% increase in full year Adjusted EBITDA compared to 2019. Our business trends to start this year are encouraging, and we anticipate capitalizing on the strength of Las Vegas in 2023 and beyond. We expect the sale of Rocky Gap Casino Resort to close in the second quarter of 2023, which will provide meaningful liquidity that combined with our free cash flow will position us to maintain low leverage, invest in our owned properties, and accelerate capital returns to shareholders.”

The Company repaid $25 million of its outstanding term loan and repurchased $2 million of its senior unsecured notes in the fourth quarter, bringing total debt repaid in 2022 to $116 million. In addition, the Company repurchased 328,897 shares of common stock totaling $13.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2022 and over 1.1 million shares over the year ended December 31, 2022 totaling $51.2 million for the year.

Consolidated Results

Revenues of $279.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2022 declined 1% from $282.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2021. Net income for the fourth quarter of 2022 was $11.1 million, or $0.35 per fully diluted share, compared to net income of $19.1 million, or $0.59 per fully diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2021. Fourth quarter 2022 Adjusted EBITDA was $63.7 million, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $67.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2021.

For the full year 2022, the Company reported revenues of $1.1 billion compared to $1.1 billion for the full year 2021. The Company reported net income of $82.3 million, or $2.61 per fully diluted share, compared to net income of $161.8 million, or $5.04 per fully diluted share, for the full year 2021. Net income and earnings per share for the full year 2021 included $60.0 million, or $1.87 per fully diluted share, in other non-operating income recognized from the payment related to Caesars Entertainment’s acquisition of William Hill. Full year 2022 Adjusted EBITDA was $267.1 million, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $291.7 million for full year 2021.

As a result of changes in how the Company’s management measures the operating results of its business, the Company updated its segment reporting and now presents results for its branded Nevada tavern business in its own segment, Nevada Taverns. All third-party distributed gaming operations in Nevada and Montana continue to be presented in the Distributed Gaming segment.

Debt and Liquidity

During the fourth quarter of 2022, the Company repaid $25 million of its outstanding term loan and repurchased $2 million of its senior unsecured notes in the open market. As of December 31, 2022, the Company’s total principal amount of debt outstanding was $913 million, consisting primarily of $575 million in outstanding term loan borrowings and $335 million of senior unsecured notes. As of December 31, 2022, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $142 million, and there continues to be no outstanding borrowings under the Company’s $240 million revolving credit facility.

During the fourth quarter of 2022, the Company repurchased 328,897 shares of its common stock for $13.5 million. As of December 31, 2022, the Company had approximately $61.5 million remaining under its current $75 million share repurchase authorization.

Investor Conference Call and Webcast

The Company will host a webcast and conference call today, March 1, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time), to discuss the 2022 fourth quarter and full year results. The conference call may be accessed live over the phone by dialing (844) 826-3033 or (412) 317-5185 for international callers. A replay will be available beginning at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time today and may be accessed by dialing (844) 512-2921 or (412) 317-6671 for international callers; the passcode is 10175119. The replay will be available until March 8, 2023. The call will also be webcast live through the “Investors” section of the Company’s website, www.goldenent.com. A replay of the audio webcast will also be archived on the Company’s website, www.goldenent.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events and the Company’s future results that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “potential,” “seek,” “should,” “think,” “will,” “would” and similar expressions, or they may use future dates. In addition, forward-looking statements in this press release include, without limitation statements regarding: the Rocky Gap transactions, including the anticipated timing of the closing of the transactions and satisfaction of regulatory and other conditions; the Company’s strategies, objectives, business opportunities and plans for future expansion, developments or acquisitions; anticipated future growth and trends in the Company’s business or key markets; projections of future financial condition, operating results, income, capital expenditures, costs or other financial items, including anticipated future cash generation and resulting ability to continue to return capital to shareholders; and other characterizations of future events or circumstances as well as other statements that are not statements of historical fact. Forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s current expectations and assumptions regarding its business, the economy and other future conditions. These forward-looking statements are subject to assumptions, risks and uncertainties that may change at any time, and readers are therefore cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially include: risks and uncertainties related to the Rocky Gap transactions, including the failure to obtain, or delays in obtaining, required regulatory approvals or clearances; the failure to satisfy any of the closing conditions to the Rocky Gap transactions on a timely basis or at all; changes in national, regional and local economic and market conditions; legislative and regulatory matters (including the cost of compliance or failure to comply with applicable laws and regulations); increases in gaming taxes and fees in the jurisdictions in which the Company operates; litigation; increased competition; the Company’s ability to renew its distributed gaming contracts; reliance on key personnel (including our Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Operating Officer); the level of the Company’s indebtedness and its ability to comply with covenants in its debt instruments; terrorist incidents; natural disasters; severe weather conditions (including weather or road conditions that limit access to the Company’s properties); the effects of environmental and structural building conditions; the effects of disruptions to the Company’s information technology and other systems and infrastructure; factors affecting the gaming, entertainment and hospitality industries generally; and other risks and uncertainties discussed in the Company’s filings with the SEC, including the “Risk Factors” sections of the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. All forward-looking statements in this press release are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the Company’s consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), the Company uses Adjusted EBITDA because it is the primary metric used by its chief operating decision makers and investors in measuring both the Company’s past and future expectations of performance. Adjusted EBITDA provides useful information to the users of the Company’s financial statements by excluding specific expenses and gains that the Company believes are not indicative of its core operating results. Further, the Company’s annual performance plan used to determine compensation for its executive officers and employees is tied to the Adjusted EBITDA metric. It is also a measure of operating performance widely used in the gaming industry.

The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, other companies in gaming industry may calculate Adjusted EBITDA differently than the Company does.

The Company defines “Adjusted EBITDA” as earnings before interest and other non-operating income (expense), income taxes, depreciation and amortization, impairment of goodwill and intangible assets, preopening and related expenses, severance expenses, gain or loss on disposal of assets, share-based compensation expenses, non-cash lease expense, and other non-cash charges that are deemed to be not indicative of the Company’s core operating results, calculated before corporate overhead (which is not allocated to each reportable segment).

About Golden Entertainment, Inc.

Golden Entertainment owns and operates a diversified entertainment platform, consisting of a portfolio of gaming and hospitality assets that focus on casino, branded taverns and distributed gaming operations. Golden Entertainment operates nearly 16,800 slots, over 100 table games, and over 6,200 hotel rooms. Golden Entertainment owns ten casinos – nine in Southern Nevada and one in Maryland – and more than 60 traditional taverns in Nevada. Through its distributed gaming business in Nevada and Montana, Golden Entertainment operates video gaming devices at over 1,000 locations. For more information, visit www.goldenent.com

 

Golden Entertainment, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gaming

$

185,020

 

 

$

191,183

 

 

$

760,906

 

 

$

766,307

 

Food and beverage

 

45,421

 

 

 

44,802

 

 

 

175,363

 

 

 

167,815

 

Rooms

 

32,639

 

 

 

29,589

 

 

 

122,324

 

 

 

109,802

 

Other

 

16,630

 

 

 

16,384

 

 

 

63,126

 

 

 

52,619

 

Total revenues

 

279,710

 

 

 

281,958

 

 

 

1,121,719

 

 

 

1,096,543

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gaming

 

105,553

 

 

 

106,719

 

 

 

428,984

 

 

 

416,197

 

Food and beverage

 

34,770

 

 

 

33,285

 

 

 

131,863

 

 

 

118,541

 

Rooms

 

15,787

 

 

 

13,419

 

 

 

56,414

 

 

 

48,632

 

Other operating

 

6,036

 

 

 

6,538

 

 

 

19,889

 

 

 

16,968

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

57,818

 

 

 

60,634

 

 

 

235,404

 

 

 

221,967

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

24,229

 

 

 

26,350

 

 

 

100,123

 

 

 

106,692

 

(Gain) loss on disposal of assets

 

(1

)

 

 

513

 

 

 

934

 

 

 

1,260

 

Preopening expenses

 

100

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

161

 

 

 

246

 

Total expenses

 

244,292

 

 

 

247,472

 

 

 

973,772

 

 

 

930,503

 

Operating income

 

35,418

 

 

 

34,486

 

 

 

147,947

 

 

 

166,040

 

Non-operating (expense) income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other non-operating income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

60,000

 

Interest expense, net

 

(17,925

)

 

 

(15,101

)

 

 

(63,490

)

 

 

(62,853

)

Loss on debt extinguishment and modification

 

(178

)

 

 

(216

)

 

 

(1,590

)

 

 

(975

)

Total non-operating expense, net

 

(18,103

)

 

 

(15,317

)

 

 

(65,080

)

 

 

(3,828

)

Income before income tax provision

 

17,315

 

 

 

19,169

 

 

 

82,867

 

 

 

162,212

 

Income tax provision

 

(6,258

)

 

 

(70

)

 

 

(521

)

 

 

(436

)

Net income

$

11,057

 

 

$

19,099

 

 

$

82,346

 

 

$

161,776

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average common shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

28,507

 

 

 

29,035

 

 

 

28,662

 

 

 

28,709

 

Diluted

 

31,230

 

 

 

32,394

 

 

 

31,514

 

 

 

32,123

 

Net income per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

0.39

 

 

$

0.66

 

 

$

2.87

 

 

$

5.64

 

Diluted

$

0.35

 

 

$

0.59

 

 

$

2.61

 

 

$

5.04

 

 

Golden Entertainment, Inc.

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA

(Unaudited, in thousands)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nevada Casino Resorts (1)

 

$

104,161

 

 

$

104,520

 

 

$

406,950

 

 

$

389,712

 

Nevada Locals Casinos (2)

 

 

40,105

 

 

 

39,678

 

 

 

157,514

 

 

 

159,855

 

Maryland Casino Resort (3)

 

 

17,948

 

 

 

19,175

 

 

 

78,010

 

 

 

78,155

 

Nevada Taverns (4)

 

 

26,884

 

 

 

28,412

 

 

 

109,965

 

 

 

110,170

 

Distributed Gaming (5)

 

 

90,316

 

 

 

89,925

 

 

 

365,472

 

 

 

357,414

 

Corporate and other

 

 

296

 

 

 

248

 

 

 

3,808

 

 

 

1,237

 

Total Revenues

 

$

279,710

 

 

$

281,958

 

 

$

1,121,719

 

 

$

1,096,543

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nevada Casino Resorts (1)

 

$

32,515

 

 

$

36,591

 

 

$

135,104

 

 

$

149,077

 

Nevada Locals Casinos (2)

 

 

19,197

 

 

 

18,775

 

 

 

75,848

 

 

 

80,005

 

Maryland Casino Resort (3)

 

 

5,123

 

 

 

5,866

 

 

 

25,383

 

 

 

26,697

 

Nevada Taverns (4)

 

 

7,872

 

 

 

9,842

 

 

 

37,610

 

 

 

39,762

 

Distributed Gaming (5)

 

 

10,667

 

 

 

10,482

 

 

 

44,021

 

 

 

47,514

 

Corporate and other

 

 

(11,690

)

 

 

(13,776

)

 

 

(50,886

)

 

 

(51,337

)

Total Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

63,684

 

 

$

67,780

 

 

$

267,080

 

 

$

291,718

 

Adjustments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other non-operating income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

60,000

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

(24,229

)

 

 

(26,350

)

 

 

(100,123

)

 

 

(106,692

)

Non-cash lease expense

 

 

(52

)

 

 

(245

)

 

 

(165

)

 

 

(762

)

Share-based compensation

 

 

(3,164

)

 

 

(5,639

)

 

 

(13,433

)

 

 

(14,401

)

Gain (loss) on disposal of assets

 

 

1

 

 

 

(513

)

 

 

(934

)

 

 

(1,260

)

Loss on debt extinguishment and modification

 

 

(178

)

 

 

(216

)

 

 

(1,590

)

 

 

(975

)

Preopening and related expenses (6)

 

 

(100

)

 

 

(14

)

 

 

(161

)

 

 

(246

)

Severance expenses

 

 

(83

)

 

 

(35

)

 

 

(378

)

 

 

(228

)

Other, net

 

 

(639

)

 

 

(498

)

 

 

(3,939

)

 

 

(2,089

)

Interest expense, net

 

 

(17,925

)

 

 

(15,101

)

 

 

(63,490

)

 

 

(62,853

)

Income tax provision

 

 

(6,258

)

 

 

(70

)

 

 

(521

)

 

 

(436

)

Net income

 

$

11,057

 

 

$

19,099

 

 

$

82,346

 

 

$

161,776

 

  

(1) 

Comprised of The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod, Aquarius Casino Resort, Edgewater Hotel & Casino Resort and Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino Resort.

  

(2) 

Comprised of Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, Gold Town Casino, Lakeside Casino & RV Park and Pahrump Nugget Hotel Casino.

  

(3) 

Comprised of the operations of the Rocky Gap Casino Resort. In the third quarter of 2022, the Company entered into definitive agreements to sell the Rocky Gap Casino Resort. The Company expects the transactions to close during the second quarter of 2023, subject to the satisfaction of customary regulatory approvals and closing conditions.

  

(4) 

Comprised of the operations of the Company’s 64 branded tavern locations.

  

(5) 

Comprised of distributed gaming operations in Nevada and Montana.

  

(6) 

Preopening and related expenses consist of labor, food, utilities, training, initial licensing, rent and organizational costs incurred in connection with the opening of branded tavern and casino locations as well as food and beverage and other venues within our casino locations.

 

Golden Entertainment, Inc.

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA

(Unaudited, in thousands)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

(In thousands)

 

March 31, 2022

 

June 30, 2022

 

September 30, 2022

 

December 31, 2022

Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nevada Casino Resorts (1)

 

$

96,435

 

 

$

107,498

 

 

$

98,856

 

 

$

104,161

 

Nevada Locals Casinos (2)

 

 

39,889

 

 

 

39,785

 

 

 

37,735

 

 

 

40,105

 

Maryland Casino Resort (3)

 

 

17,892

 

 

 

20,546

 

 

 

21,624

 

 

 

17,948

 

Nevada Taverns (4)

 

 

28,454

 

 

 

28,144

 

 

 

26,483

 

 

 

26,884

 

Distributed Gaming (5)

 

 

90,768

 

 

 

93,225

 

 

 

91,163

 

 

 

90,316

 

Corporate and other

 

 

206

 

 

 

174

 

 

 

3,132

 

 

 

296

 

Total Revenues

 

$

273,644

 

 

$

289,372

 

 

$

278,993

 

 

$

279,710

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nevada Casino Resorts (1)

 

$

33,575

 

 

$

38,892

 

 

$

30,122

 

 

$

32,515

 

Nevada Locals Casinos (2)

 

 

20,038

 

 

 

19,795

 

 

 

16,818

 

 

 

19,197

 

Maryland Casino Resort (3)

 

 

5,572

 

 

 

7,242

 

 

 

7,446

 

 

 

5,123

 

Nevada Taverns (4)

 

 

10,778

 

 

 

10,654

 

 

 

8,306

 

 

 

7,872

 

Distributed Gaming (5)

 

 

11,275

 

 

 

11,540

 

 

 

10,539

 

 

 

10,667

 

Corporate and other

 

 

(13,913

)

 

 

(13,107

)

 

 

(12,176

)

 

 

(11,690

)

Total Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

67,325

 

 

$

75,016

 

 

$

61,055

 

 

$

63,684

 

Adjustments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

(26,276

)

 

 

(25,332

)

 

 

(24,286

)

 

 

(24,229

)

Non-cash lease expense

 

 

(181

)

 

 

(230

)

 

 

298

 

 

 

(52

)

Share-based compensation

 

 

(3,672

)

 

 

(3,311

)

 

 

(3,286

)

 

 

(3,164

)

Gain (loss) on disposal of assets

 

 

41

 

 

 

(710

)

 

 

(266

)

 

 

1

 

Loss on debt extinguishment and modification

 

 

(181

)

 

 

(1,073

)

 

 

(158

)

 

 

(178

)

Preopening and related expenses (6)

 

 

(55

)

 

 

(4

)

 

 

(2

)

 

 

(100

)

Severance expenses

 

 

 

 

 

(237

)

 

 

(58

)

 

 

(83

)

Other, net

 

 

(4,296

)

 

 

(601

)

 

 

1,597

 

 

 

(639

)

Interest expense, net

 

 

(15,118

)

 

 

(14,738

)

 

 

(15,709

)

 

 

(17,925

)

Income tax benefit (provision)

 

 

18,479

 

 

 

(7,560

)

 

 

(5,182

)

 

 

(6,258

)

Net income

 

$

36,066

 

 

$

21,220

 

 

$

14,003

 

 

$

11,057

 

  

(1) 

Comprised of The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod, Aquarius Casino Resort, Edgewater Hotel & Casino Resort and Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino Resort.

  

(2) 

Comprised of Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, Gold Town Casino, Lakeside Casino & RV Park and Pahrump Nugget Hotel Casino.

  

(3) 

Comprised of the operations of the Rocky Gap Casino Resort. In the third quarter of 2022, the Company entered into definitive agreements to sell the Rocky Gap Casino Resort. The Company expects the transactions to close during the second quarter of 2023, subject to the satisfaction of customary regulatory approvals and closing conditions.

  

(4) 

Comprised of the operations of the Company’s 64 branded tavern locations.

  

(5) 

Comprised of distributed gaming operations in Nevada and Montana.

  

(6) 

Preopening and related expenses consist of labor, food, utilities, training, initial licensing, rent and organizational costs incurred in connection with the opening of branded tavern and casino locations as well as food and beverage and other venues within our casino locations.

 

Contacts

Golden Entertainment, Inc.
Charles H. Protell

President and Chief Financial Officer

(702) 893-7777

Investor Relations
Richard Land

JCIR

(212) 835-8500 or gden@jcir.com