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MOHEGAN ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER FISCAL 2023 OPERATING RESULTS

UNCASVILLE, Conn., Dec. 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (“Mohegan,” “we” or “our”) today announced operating results for its fourth fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2023.

“Our Adjusted EBITDA for fiscal 2023 of $399.9 million was the second highest in our 27-year history, compared with Adjusted EBITDA for fiscal 2022 of $403.9 million, which was the highest to date,” said Raymond Pineault, Chief Executive Officer of Mohegan. “We continue to see growth in our Digital gaming segment and with the recent soft opening of Mohegan INSPIRE on November 30th, our diversification efforts will further enable Mohegan to achieve strong results.”

Mohegan Operating Results










Three Months Ended


Variance

($ in thousands, unaudited)

September 30, 2023


September 30, 2022


$


%

Net revenues

$                    444,319


$                    412,994


$               31,325


7.6 %

Income from operations

48,093


63,463


(15,370)


(24.2) %

Net income (loss) attributable to Mohegan

(19,900)


29,750


(49,650)


N.M.

Adjusted EBITDA[1]

88,049


99,759


(11,710)


(11.7) %









Quarterly net revenues increased $31.3 million compared with the prior-year period, primarily due to continued growth in Mohegan Digital that was partially offset by lower than expected table hold at Mohegan Sun. Adjusted EBITDA of $88.0 million decreased $11.7 million compared with the prior-year period also due to table hold at Mohegan Sun and the non-controlling interest impact of the Niagara Resorts debenture conversion and related transactions. Our Adjusted EBITDA margin of 19.8% for the quarter was 178 basis points unfavorable compared with our pre-COVID-19 fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 and 434 basis points unfavorable compared with the prior-year period. Adjusting for normalized table hold at Mohegan Sun and a $4.7 million non-controlling interest impact of the Niagara Resorts debenture conversion, Adjusted EBITDA would have been $108.9 million and Adjusted EBITDA margin would have been 24.5%, up $6.4 million and down 30 basis points compared with the prior-year period, respectively.

Mohegan Sun










Three Months Ended


Variance

($ in thousands, unaudited)

September 30, 2023


September 30, 2022


$


%

Net revenues

$                    224,234


$                    236,761


$             (12,527)


(5.3) %

Income from operations

39,804


48,566


(8,762)


(18.0) %

Net income attributable to Mohegan Sun

40,030


49,263


(9,233)


(18.7) %

Adjusted EBITDA

56,262


65,160


(8,898)


(13.7) %

Net revenues decreased $12.5 million compared with the prior-year period primarily due to lower gaming volumes and table hold for the quarter. Strong non-gaming growth driven by food, beverage and entertainment revenues partially offset the decline in gaming revenues. Adjusted EBITDA of $56.3 million was 13.7% unfavorable compared with the prior-year period. The Adjusted EBITDA margin of 25.1% was 84 basis points unfavorable compared with our pre-COVID-19 fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 and 243 basis points unfavorable compared with the prior-year period. Adjusting for normalized table hold, Adjusted EBITDA would have been $72.4 million and Adjusted EBITDA margin would have been 30.1%, up $4.4 million and 175 basis points, respectively, from the prior-year period.

Mohegan Pennsylvania










Three Months Ended


Variance

($ in thousands, unaudited)

September 30, 2023


September 30, 2022


$


%

Net revenues

$                      62,787


$                      64,678


$               (1,891)


(2.9) %

Income from operations

10,715


10,315


400


3.9 %

Net income attributable to Mohegan Pennsylvania

10,735


10,318


417


4.0 %

Adjusted EBITDA

13,775


13,218


557


4.2 %

Net revenues decreased $1.9 million compared with the prior-year period primarily due to lower gaming volumes, which were partially offset by strong food, beverage, and hotel revenues. Adjusted EBITDA of $13.8 million was 4.2% favorable compared with the prior-year period. The Adjusted EBITDA margin of 21.9% was 346 basis points favorable compared with our pre-COVID-19 fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 and 150 basis points favorable compared with the prior-year period.

Niagara Resorts










Three Months Ended


Variance

($ in thousands, unaudited)

September 30, 2023


September 30, 2022


$


%

Net revenues

$                      88,680


$                      84,544


$                 4,136


4.9 %

Income from operations

14,552


14,326


226


1.6 %

Net income attributable to Niagara Resorts

4,985


12,037


(7,052)


(58.6) %

Adjusted EBITDA

14,087


17,891


(3,804)


(21.3) %









Net revenues increased $4.1 million compared with the prior-year period driven by the continued ramp of the OLG Stage entertainment venue which opened in October 2022. During the same period, the gaming revenue component decreased $7.2 million due to lower volumes. Adjusted EBITDA of $14.1 million and Adjusted EBITDA margin of 15.9%, were unfavorable 21.3% and 527 basis points.

On July 31, 2023, our partner exercised its option to convert its debenture to a 40% non-controlling equity ownership in Niagara Resorts, which impacted Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin in the current period. Before the effect of the non-controlling interest, Adjusted EBITDA was $18.8 million and Adjusted EBITDA margin was 21.2%, which were 5.2% favorable and flat compared with the prior-year period, respectively. 

In connection with that conversion, we completed a refinancing transaction that enabled us to return CAD $60 million (approximately USD $45 million) to Mohegan.

Mohegan Digital










Three Months Ended


Variance

($ in thousands, unaudited)

September 30, 2023


September 30, 2022


$


%

Net revenues

$                      50,040


$                         5,803


$               44,237


N.M.

Income from operations

11,963


2,745


9,218


335.8 %

Net income attributable to Mohegan Digital

12,132


3,063


9,069


296.1 %

Adjusted EBITDA

12,112


3,063


9,049


295.4 %









Net revenues increased $44.2 million compared with the prior-year period, partially due to an accounting adjustment which increased both net revenues and expenses by $32 million due to how Connecticut requires that online casino and sports wagering payments be made to the state. These increases included adjustments for prior fiscal 2023 periods. Adjusted EBITDA of $12.1 million was $9.0 million favorable compared with the prior-year period as Mohegan Digital continues to focus on growth and profitability.

Management, development and other










Three Months Ended


Variance

($ in thousands, unaudited)

September 30, 2023


September 30, 2022


$


%

Net revenues

$                      34,419


$                      15,887


$               18,532


116.6 %

Income (loss) from operations

(12,762)


997


(13,759)


N.M.

Net income (loss) attributable to management, development and other

(24,859)


6,880


(31,739)


N.M.

Adjusted EBITDA

4,149


10,402


(6,253)


(60.1) %









Net revenues increased $18.5 million primarily due to an $18.3 million adjustment in inter-company revenue that was fully offset by an equal increase in inter-company expenses related to the accounting treatment for Niagara Resorts entertainment items. Adjusted EBITDA of $4.1 million was $6.3 million unfavorable compared with the prior-year period, primarily due to a loss on foreign currency and increased labor, professional services and legal costs. Net income for the period was $31.7 million unfavorable compared with the prior-year period, primarily due to pre-opening costs related to Mohegan INSPIRE.

All other










Three Months Ended


Variance

($ in thousands, unaudited)

September 30, 2023


September 30, 2022


$


%

Net revenues

$                         3,836


$                        6,585


$               (2,749)


(41.7) %

Loss from operations

(4,673)


(2,127)


(2,546)


(119.7) %

Net loss attributable to all other

(6,478)


(3,976)


(2,502)


(62.9) %

Adjusted EBITDA

(3,061)


(573)


(2,488)


(434.2) %

Adjusted EBITDA loss of $3.1 million was 434.2% unfavorable compared with the prior-year period, primarily due to decreased gaming revenues at Mohegan Casino Las Vegas, resulting from unfavorable table hold. Normalized for table hold, Mohegan Las Vegas Adjusted EBITDA would have been $1.8 million in the current period. 

Corporate










Three Months Ended


Variance

($ in thousands, unaudited)

September 30, 2023


September 30, 2022


$


%

Net revenues

$                              89


$                            104


$                     (15)


(14.4) %

Loss from operations

(11,506)


(11,363)


(143)


(1.3) %

Net loss attributable to corporate

(56,445)


(47,839)


(8,606)


(18.0) %

Adjusted EBITDA

(9,275)


(9,406)


131


1.4 %

Adjusted EBITDA was $0.1 million favorable compared with the prior-year period. Net loss was $8.6 million unfavorable compared with the prior-year period, primarily due to higher interest costs.

Other Information

Liquidity

As of September 30, 2023 and September 30, 2022, Mohegan held cash and cash equivalents of $217.3 million and $164.7 million, respectively. Inclusive of letters of credit, which reduce borrowing availability, Mohegan had $182.1 million of borrowing capacity under its senior secured credit facility and line of credit as of September 30, 2023. In addition, inclusive of letters of credit, which reduce borrowing availability, the Niagara Resorts had $36.8 million of borrowing capacity under the Niagara Resorts revolving credit facility and swingline facility as of September 30, 2023.

Conference Call

Mohegan will host a conference call regarding its fourth quarter fiscal 2023 operating results on December 14, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time).

Those interested in participating on the call should dial as follows:

(877) 407-0890
+1(201) 389-0918 (International)

A live stream and subsequent replay of the call will also be available at: https://www.webcast-eqs.com/mohegan20231214 

Call-in participants should join five minutes in advance to ensure they are connected prior to the initiation of the call. Questions and answers will be reserved for call-in analysts and investors. Interested parties also may listen to a replay of the entire conference call commencing two hours after the call’s completion on Thursday, December 14, 2023. This replay will run through Thursday, December 28, 2023.

About Mohegan

Mohegan is the owner, developer, and manager of premier entertainment resorts in the United States, Canada, and Northern Asia. Mohegan’s U.S. operations include resorts in Connecticut, Washington, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Nevada; Canadian operations are based in Niagara Falls, Ontario; and Mohegan INSPIRE is located in Incheon, South Korea. The brand’s iGaming division, Mohegan Digital, provides cutting-edge online gaming solutions to Mohegan’s loyal fan base and meets the digital needs of customers on a global scale. Mohegan is owner and operator of Connecticut Sun, a professional basketball team in the WNBA. For more information on Mohegan and its properties, please visit www.mohegangaming.com.

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Some information included in this press release may contain forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements can sometimes be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as “may,” “will,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect” or “intend” and similar expressions. Such forward-looking information may involve important risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect anticipated results in the future and, accordingly, such results may differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of Mohegan. Information concerning potential factors that could affect Mohegan’s financial results is included in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2022, as well as in Mohegan’s other reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission or made available on its website. Any forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this release. Mohegan does not undertake any obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. Mohegan cannot assure that projected results or events will be achieved or will occur.

Contact:
Carol K. Anderson
Chief Financial Officer
Mohegan
(860) 862-8000

MOHEGAN TRIBAL GAMING AUTHORITY

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands)

(unaudited)



Three Months Ended


September 30, 2023


September 30, 2022

Revenues:




Gaming

$                 297,845


$                 281,668

Food and beverage

41,566


38,567

Hotel

30,456


30,839

Retail, entertainment and other

74,452


61,920

Net revenues

444,319


412,994

Operating costs and expenses:




Gaming

174,889


148,774

Food and beverage

32,735


31,655

Hotel

12,066


12,897

Retail, entertainment and other

31,542


22,932

Advertising, general and administrative

79,231


82,390

Corporate

21,184


14,654

Depreciation and amortization

25,277


24,972

Impairment of tangible assets


5,886

Other, net

19,302


5,371

Total operating costs and expenses

396,226


349,531

Income from operations

48,093


63,463

Other income (expense):




Interest income

1,120


(145)

Interest expense, net

(54,642)


(55,259)

Gain (loss) on modification and early extinguishment of debt

(35)


633

Gain (loss) on fair value adjustment

(8,490)


22,385

Other, net

1,439


2,863

Total other expense

(60,608)


(29,523)

Income (loss) before income tax

(12,515)


33,940

Income tax provision

(6,376)


(4,257)

Net income (loss)

(18,891)


29,683

Income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests

(1,009)


67

Net income (loss) attributable to Mohegan

$                  (19,900)


$                   29,750

MOHEGAN TRIBAL GAMING AUTHORITY
RECONCILIATION OF NON-US GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

Adjusted EBITDA Explanation:

Net income before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, or EBITDA, is a commonly used measure of performance in the casino and hospitality industry. EBITDA is not a measure of performance calculated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“US GAAP”). Mohegan historically has evaluated its operating performance with the non-GAAP measure, Adjusted EBITDA, which as used in this press release, primarily represents EBITDA further adjusted to exclude certain non-cash and other items as exhibited in the following reconciliation.

Adjusted EBITDA provides an additional way to evaluate Mohegan’s operations and, when viewed with both Mohegan’s GAAP results and the reconciliation provided, Mohegan believes that Adjusted EBITDA provides a more complete understanding of its financial performance than could be otherwise obtained absent this disclosure. Adjusted EBITDA is presented solely as a supplemental disclosure because: (1) Mohegan believes it enhances an overall understanding of Mohegan’s past and current financial performance; (2) Mohegan believes it is a useful tool for investors to assess the operating performance of the business in comparison to other operators within the casino and hospitality industry because Adjusted EBITDA excludes certain items that may not be indicative of Mohegan’s operating results; (3) measures that are comparable to Adjusted EBITDA are often used as an important basis for the valuation of casino and hospitality companies; and (4) Mohegan uses Adjusted EBITDA internally to evaluate the performance of its operating personnel and management and as a benchmark to evaluate its operating performance in comparison to its competitors.

The use of Adjusted EBITDA has certain limitations. Adjusted EBITDA should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for or superior to, any US GAAP financial measure including net income (as an indicator of Mohegan’s performance) or cash flows provided by operating activities (as an indicator of Mohegan’s liquidity), nor should it be considered as an indicator of Mohegan’s overall financial performance. Mohegan’s calculation of Adjusted EBITDA is likely to be different from the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA or other similarly titled measurements used by other casino and hospitality companies, and therefore, comparability may be limited. Adjusted EBITDA eliminates certain items from net income, such as interest and depreciation and amortization, that are items that have been incurred in the past and will continue to be incurred in the future; and therefore, should be considered in the overall evaluation of Mohegan’s results.  Mohegan compensates for these limitations by providing relevant disclosures of items excluded in the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA, both in its reconciliation to the US GAAP financial measure of net income and in its consolidated financial statements, all of which should be considered when evaluating its results. Mohegan strongly encourages investors to review its financial information in its entirety and not to rely on a single financial measure.



Three Months Ended September 30, 2023

($ in thousands)


Mohegan
Sun


Mohegan
Pennsylvania


Niagara
Resorts


Mohegan
Digital


Management,
development
and other


All other


Corporate


Eliminations


Consolidated

Net income (loss) attributable to Mohegan


$    40,030


$        10,735


$     4,985


$     12,132


$          (24,859)


$   (6,478)


$   (56,445)


$              —


$          (19,900)

Income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests




1,127


(149)


31





1,009

Income tax provision




5,090



1,286





6,376

Interest income


(279)


(20)


(515)


(20)


(128)



(160)


2


(1,120)

Interest expense, net


53



3,886



4,019


1,805


44,881


(2)


54,642

Loss on modification and early extinguishment of debt




34





1



35

Loss on fair value adjustment






8,490





8,490

Other, net




(55)



(1,601)



217



(1,439)

Income (loss) from operations


39,804


10,715


14,552


11,963


(12,762)


(4,673)


(11,506)



48,093

Adjusted EBITDA attributable to non-controlling interests




(4,741)


149


(31)





(4,623)

Depreciation and amortization


16,452


3,047


4,021



120


1,591


46



25,277

Other, net


6


13


255



16,822


21


2,185



19,302

Adjusted EBITDA


$    56,262


$        13,775


$   14,087


$     12,112


$             4,149


$   (3,061)


$     (9,275)


$              —


$           88,049




Three Months Ended September 30, 2022

($ in thousands)


Mohegan
Sun


Mohegan
Pennsylvania


Niagara
Resorts


Mohegan
Digital


Management,
development
and other


All other


Corporate


Eliminations


Consolidated

Net income (loss) attributable to Mohegan


$    49,263


$        10,318


$    12,037


$       3,063


$             6,880


$   (3,976)


$   (47,839)


$                4


$           29,750

Income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests





(318)


251





(67)

Income tax (benefit) provision




4,468



(211)





4,257

Interest income


(46)


(3)


(58)



252



(30)


30


145

Interest expense, net


53



2,968



14,131


1,849


36,288


(30)


55,259

(Gain) loss on modification and early extinguishment of debt


(704)



71







(633)

Gain on fair value adjustment






(22,385)





(22,385)

Other, net




(5,160)



2,079



218



(2,863)

Income (loss) from operations


48,566


10,315


14,326


2,745


997


(2,127)


(11,363)


4


63,463

Adjusted EBITDA attributable to non-controlling interests





318


(251)





67

Depreciation and amortization


16,717


2,956


3,666



10


1,559


64



24,972

Impairment of tangible assets






5,886





5,886

Other, net


(123)


(53)


(101)



3,760


(5)


1,893



5,371

Adjusted EBITDA


$    65,160


$        13,218


$    17,891


$       3,063


$           10,402


$      (573)


$     (9,406)


$                4


$           99,759

_____________________________

1 Refer to the Reconciliation of Non-US GAAP Financial Measures for a discussion and reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA.

SOURCE Mohegan

Originally published at https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mohegan-announces-fourth-quarter-fiscal-2023-operating-results-302014759.html
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