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September 18, 2020

Driven by an increase in Las Vegas operations

Red Rock sees almost 7 percent rise in net revenue year-over-year

Red Rock sees almost 7 percent rise in net revenue year-over-year
The increase in net revenues was primarily due to an increase in Las Vegas operations, led by the rise in net revenues at the Palms Casino Resort.
United States | 02/06/2020

Net revenues were $460.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, an increase of 6.8%, or $29.3 million, from $431.5 million for the same period of 2018. For the full year, net revenues were $1.86 billion in 2019, an increase of 10.4%, or $175.5 million, from $1.68 billion for the same period of 2018.

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ed Rock Resorts reported this week the company's financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2019.

Net revenues were $460.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, an increase of 6.8%, or $29.3 million, from $431.5 million for the same period of 2018. The increase in net revenues was primarily due to an increase in Las Vegas operations, led by an increase in net revenues at the Palms Casino Resort.

Net income was $6.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, a decrease of 48.1%, or $6.3 million, from $13.2 million for the same period of 2018. The decrease in net income was primarily due to a one-time charge related to the company's purchase of its formerly leased corporate office building and the extinguishment of the lease financing obligation related thereto.

Adjusted EBITDA was $137.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, an increase of 1.8%, or $2.5 million, from $135.1 million in the same period of 2018. The increase in Adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to an increase in Las Vegas operations other than the Palms, partially offset by a decrease in Adjusted EBITDA at the Palms.

For the full year, net revenues were $1.86 billion in 2019, an increase of 10.4%, or $175.5 million, from $1.68 billion for the same period of 2018.  The increase in net revenues was primarily due to a $170.8 million increase in Las Vegas operations, led by an increase in net revenues at the Palms.

For the full year, net loss was $6.7 million in 2019, compared to net income of $219.5 million in 2018. The decrease in net income was primarily due to a decrease in the fair value of derivative instruments, an increase in write-downs and other charges including the termination of certain artist performance agreements and employment arrangements at the Palms and higher depreciation and amortization relating to the Palms redevelopment project.  The change from the prior year was also impacted by a gain recognized in 2018 associated with the extinguishment of a tax receivable liability.

For the full year, Adjusted EBITDA was flat at $509.0 million in 2019 when compared to 2018. The flat year-over-year Adjusted EBITDA was primarily the result of an increase in Las Vegas operations other than the Palms, offset by a decrease in Adjusted EBITDA at the Palms.

Las Vegas Operations

Net revenues from Las Vegas operations were $437.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, an increase of 6.9%, or $28.5 million, from $409.5 million in the same period of 2018.  Adjusted EBITDA from Las Vegas operations was $125.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, an increase of 3.7%, or $4.5 million, from $121.0 million in the same period of 2018.

Native American Management

Adjusted EBITDA from Native American operations was $19.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, a 3.9% increase from $19.1 million in the same period of 2018 due to increased management fees generated under the Graton Resort management agreement.    

Balance Sheet Highlights

The Company's cash and cash equivalents at December 31, 2019 were $128.8 million and total principal amount of debt outstanding at the end of the fourth quarter was $3.076 billion. The Company's debt to Adjusted EBITDA and interest coverage ratios at December 31. 2019 were 4.96x and 4.37x, respectively.

Quarterly Dividend

The Company's Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.10 per Class A common share for the first quarter of 2020. The dividend will be payable on March 27, 2020 to all stockholders of record as of the close of business on March 13, 2020. 

Prior to the payment of such dividend, Station Holdco will make a cash distribution to all unitholders of record, including the Company, of $0.10 per unit for a total distribution of approximately $11.7 million, approximately $7.0 million of which is expected to be distributed to the Company and approximately $4.7 million of which is expected to be distributed to the other unitholders of record of Station Holdco. 

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