Century Casinos, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 7, 2015 /CNW/ -- Century Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ Capital Market®: CNTY) today announced its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015.

Second Quarter 2015 Highlights*

  • Net operating revenue was $37.9 million, a 20% increase from the three months ended June 30, 2014.
  • Adjusted EBITDA** was $6.8 million, a 116% increase from the three months ended June 30, 2014.
  • Net earnings attributable to Century Casinos, Inc. shareholders were $6.6 million, a 4129% increase from the three months ended June 30, 2014.
  • Earnings per share were $0.27.  
  • Book value per share*** at June 30, 2015 was $5.05.

The period over period increases in net operating revenue, Adjusted EBITDA** and net earnings attributable to Century Casinos, Inc. shareholders relate to the operating results of Century Downs Racetrack and Casino ("CDR") and Century Bets!, Inc. ("CBS"). Net operating revenue and net earnings attributable to Century Casinos, Inc. shareholders also increased due to the termination of the Company's concession agreements with Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises and the reduction of the Company's Austrian tax valuation allowance.

CDR opened its casino on April 1, 2015 and held its first horserace on April 25, 2015. The Company owns 75% of CDR through one of its subsidiaries.

CBS began operating the pari-mutuel network in Southern Alberta on May 4, 2015. The Company owns 75% of CBS through one of its subsidiaries.

In March 2015, the Company agreed to terminate its concession agreements with Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, indirect subsidiaries of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., effective June 1, 2015. As consideration for early termination of the concession agreements, the Company received $4.0 million in the second quarter of 2015. The Company operated eight ship-based casinos onboard Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises vessels.

In addition, the Company entered into a two-year consulting agreement, effective June 1, 2015, under which it will provide limited consulting services to Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises in return for a $2.0 million consulting fee that is payable in eight quarterly installments.

In May 2015, the Company began operating the ship-based casinos onboard two new Windstar Cruises ships, Star Breeze and Star Legend, and a new TUI Cruises ship, Mein Schiff 4.

In the second quarter of 2015, based on an analysis of the likelihood of future realization of its deferred tax assets in Austria, the Company concluded that its Austrian operations had attained a sustained level of profitability sufficient to reduce its valuation allowance in that jurisdiction, resulting in a tax benefit of $1.5 million.




















Amounts in thousands, except per share data

For the Three Months
Ended June 30, 




For the Six Months
Ended June 30, 

Consolidated Results:


2015


2014



% Change


2015


2014



% Change

Net operating revenue


$

37,875


$

31,555



20%


$

68,279


$

60,665



13%

Earnings from operations



7,839



322



2335%



9,940



1,305



662%

Net earnings attributable to Century Casinos, Inc. shareholders



6,597



156



4129%



8,442



667



1166%




















Adjusted EBITDA**


$

6,808


$

3,154



116%


$

11,575


$

5,925



95%




















Earnings per share:



















Basic


$

0.27


$

0.01



2600%


$

0.35


$

0.03



1067%

Diluted


$

0.27


$

0.01



2600%


$

0.35


$

0.03



1067%

Weighted average common shares: 



















Basic 



24,386



24,381






24,384



24,380




Diluted



24,428



24,420






24,424



24,389




"We are delighted with the results of the second quarter, posting strong growth of all financial key figures and operating numbers," Erwin Haitzmann and Peter Hoetzinger, Co Chief Executive Officers of Century Casinos, said. "Century Downs Racetrack and Casino contributed significantly in its first quarter of operations and we are excited about the potential of this property to add scale to our portfolio as well as to generate attractive returns on invested capital for our shareholders," they continued.

Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2015 Results*

The table below shows the Company's operating segments that are included in each of the Company's reportable segments:



Reportable Segment

Operating Segment

Canada

Century Casino & Hotel - Edmonton

Canada

Century Casino Calgary

Canada

Century Downs Racetrack and Casino

Canada

Century Bets!

United States

Century Casino & Hotel – Central City

United States

Century Casino & Hotel – Cripple Creek

Poland

Casinos Poland

Corporate and Other

Cruise Ships & Other

Corporate and Other

Corporate Other

Net operating revenue increased by $6.3 million, or 20%, and $7.6 million, or 13%, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 compared to the three and six months ended June 30, 2014. Following is a summary of the changes in net operating revenue by segment for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 compared to the three and six months ended June 30, 2014:















Net Operating Revenue


For the Three Months

For the Six Months


 Ended June 30,

 Ended June 30,


2015/2014

2015/2014

Amounts in millions


Change


% Change


Change


% Change

Canada


$

4.6



53%


$

4.5



26%

United States



0.5



7%



0.8



6%

Poland



(1.4)



(10%)



(0.3)



(1%)

Corporate and Other



2.6



141%



2.6



73%

Total


$

6.3



20%


$

7.6



13%

Earnings from operations increased by $7.5 million, or 2335%, and $8.6 million, or 662%, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 compared to the three and six months ended June 30, 2014.  Following is a summary of the changes in earnings from operations by segment for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 compared to the three and six months ended June 30, 2014:















Earnings from Operations


For the Three Months

For the Six Months


 Ended June 30,

 Ended June 30,


2015/2014

2015/2014

Amounts in millions


Change


% Change


Change


% Change

Canada


$

2.3



114%


$

2.4



58%

United States



0.5



73%



1.0



99%

Poland



1.7



290%



2.8



497%

Corporate and Other



3.1



182%



2.5



78%

Total


$

7.5



2335%


$

8.6



662%

Net earnings attributable to Century Casinos, Inc. shareholders increased by $6.4 million, or 4129%, and $7.8 million, or 1166%, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 compared to the three and six months ended June 30, 2014. Following is a summary of the changes in net earnings attributable to Century Casinos, Inc. shareholders by segment for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 compared to the three and six months ended June 30, 2014:















Net Earnings Attributable to
Century Casinos, Inc. Shareholders


For the Three Months

For the Six Months


 Ended June 30,

 Ended June 30,


2015/2014

2015/2014

Amounts in millions


Change


% Change


Change


% Change

Canada


$

0.8



58%


$

1.5



51%

United States



0.3



83%



0.6



99%

Poland



0.9



263%



1.7



526%

Corporate and Other



4.4



332%



4.0



160%

Total


$

6.4



4129%


$

7.8



1166%

Items deducted from or added to earnings from operations to arrive at net earnings attributable to Century Casinos, Inc. shareholders include interest income, interest expense, gains (losses) on foreign currency transactions and other, income tax expense and non-controlling interests.

Segment Results (in thousands)*

The following are segment results for net operating revenue and Adjusted EBITDA**.









































Net Operating Revenue





Adjusted EBITDA**





Net Operating Revenue





Adjusted EBITDA**






For the Three Months




For the Three Months




For the Six Months




For the Six Months





Ended June 30,





Ended June 30,




Ended June 30,




Ended June 30,





2015


2014


% Change


2015


2014


% Change


2015


2014


% Change


2015


2014


% Change

Canada


$

13,309


$

8,708



53%


$

4,782


$

2,476



93%


$

21,754


$

17,271



26%


$

7,794


$

4,928



58%

United States



7,210



6,740



7%



1,712



1,220



40%



14,003



13,201



6%



3,191



2,099



52%

Poland



12,875



14,248



(10%)



1,786



976



83%



26,409



26,661



(1%)



3,641



1,754



108%

Corporate and Other



4,481



1,859



141%



(1,472)



(1,518)



3%



6,113



3,532



73%



(3,051)



(2,856)



(7%)

Consolidated


$

37,875


$

31,555



20%


$

6,808


$

3,154



116%


$

68,279


$

60,665



13%


$

11,575


$

5,925



95%

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

As of June 30, 2015, the Company had $28.9 million in cash and cash equivalents and $44.7 million in outstanding debt on its balance sheet compared to $24.7 million in cash and cash equivalents and $38.3 million in outstanding debt at December 31, 2014. The $44.7 million in outstanding debt as of June 30, 2015 includes $5.0 million related to Casinos Poland, Ltd., $15.6 million related to a long-term land lease by CDR and $24.0 million related to the Company's Bank of Montreal credit agreement.

Conference Call Information

Today the Company will post a copy of its quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 on its website at http://corporate.cnty.com/investor-relations/sec-filings. The Company will also post a presentation on the second quarter results on its website at http://corporate.cnty.com/investor-relations/presentations-and-interviews.

Century Casinos will host its second quarter 2015 earnings conference call today at 8:00 am MDT; 4:00 pm CEST, respectively. U.S. domestic participants should dial 1-844-244-9160. For all international participants, please use 330-931-4670 to dial-in. Participants may listen to the call live at https://centurycasinos.adobeconnect.com/earningsrelease or obtain a recording of the call on the Company's website until August 31, 2015 at http://corporate.cnty.com/investor-relations/sec-filings.

* Amounts presented are rounded.  As such, rounding differences could occur in period over period changes and percentages reported.

** Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin are Non-GAAP financial measures. See discussion and reconciliation of Non-GAAP financial measures in Supplemental Information below.

*** The Company defines book value per share as total Century Casinos shareholders' equity divided by outstanding common shares.



CENTURY CASINOS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

FINANCIAL INFORMATION – US GAAP BASIS


Century Casinos, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings (Loss)



For the Three Months


For the Six Months


Ended June 30,


Ended June 30,

Amounts in thousands, except for per share information

2015


2014


2015


2014

Operating revenue:












Net operating revenue

$

37,875


$

31,555


$

68,279


$

60,665

Operating costs and expenses:












Total operating costs and expenses


30,036



31,233



58,339



59,360

Earnings from operations


7,839



322



9,940



1,305

Non-operating income (expense):












  Interest income


1



47



15



61

  Interest expense


(1,034)



(697)



(1,712)



(1,382)

  Gain on foreign currency transactions and other


407



45



902



175

Non-operating (expense), net


(626)



(605)



(795)



(1,146)

Earnings (loss) before income taxes


7,213



(283)



9,145



159

Income tax provision


(406)



433



29



648

Net earnings (loss)


7,619



(716)



9,116



(489)

Net (earnings) loss attributable to non-controlling interest


(1022)



872



(674)



1156

Net earnings attributable to Century Casinos, Inc. shareholders

$

6,597


$

156


$

8,442


$

667













Earnings per share attributable to Century Casinos, Inc.:












  Basic

$

0.27


$

0.01


$

0.35


$

0.03

  Diluted

$

0.27


$

0.01


$

0.35


$

0.03



CENTURY CASINOS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

FINANCIAL INFORMATION – US GAAP BASIS


Century Casinos, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Amounts in thousands)


June 30,


December 31,


2015


2014

Assets






Current assets

$

34,597


$

30,163

Property and equipment, net


137,412



134,627

Other assets


22,735



22,677

Total assets

$

194,744


$

187,467







Liabilities and Equity






Current liabilities

$

25,504


$

28,128

Non-current liabilities


41,437



36,913

Century Casinos, Inc. shareholders' equity


123,304



118,428

Non-controlling interest


4,499



3,998

Total liabilities and equity

$

194,744


$

187,467



CENTURY CASINOS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION


Century Casinos, Inc.

Adjusted EBITDA Margins** by Segment (unaudited)



For the Three Months

For the Six Months


Ended June 30,

Ended June 30,


2015

2014

2015

2014

Canada

36%

28%

36%

29%

United States

24%

18%

23%

16%

Poland

14%

7%

14%

7%

Corporate and Other

(33%)

(82%)

(50%)

(81%)

Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA Margin

18%

10%

17%

10%



Century Casinos, Inc.

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA* to Net Earnings (Loss) by Segment

For the three months ended June 30, 2015


Amounts in thousands



For the Three Months Ended June 30, 2015


Canada


United States


Poland


Corporate and
Other


Total

Net earnings

$

2,258


$

718


$

568


$

3,053


$

6,597

Interest expense (income), net


992



0



43



(2)



1,033

Income taxes (benefit)


611



362



268



(1,647)



(406)

Depreciation and amortization


573



632



636



49



1,890

Non-controlling interest


738



0



284



0



1,022

Non-cash stock-based compensation


0



0



0



419



419

Gain (loss) on foreign currency transactions and other


(357)



0



(35)



(15)



(407)

Loss on disposition of fixed assets


3



0



22



0



25

Acquisition costs


(36)



0



0



36



0

Preopening expenses


0



0



0



0



0

Other one-time (income) costs


0



0



0



(3,365)



(3,365)

Adjusted EBITDA

$

4,782


$

1,712


$

1,786


$

(1,472)


$

6,808




Century Casinos, Inc.

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA* to Net Earnings (Loss) by Segment

For the three months ended June 30, 2014


Amounts in thousands



For the Three Months Ended June 30, 2014



Canada


United States


Poland


Corporate and
Other


Total

Net earnings (loss)


$

1,430


$

392


$

(348)


$

(1,318)


$

156

Interest expense (income), net



596



0



67



(13)



650

Income taxes (benefit)



632



233



(71)



(361)



433

Depreciation and amortization



490



594



723



153



1,960

Non-controlling interest



(698)



0



(174)



0



(872)

Non-cash stock-based compensation



0



0



0



21



21

Gain (loss) on foreign currency transactions and other



26



0



(68)



(3)



(45)

Loss on disposition of fixed assets



0



1



737



3



741

Acquisition costs



0



0



0



0



0

Preopening expenses



0



0



0



0



0

Other one-time (income) costs



0



0



110



0



110

Adjusted EBITDA


$

2,476


$

1,220


$

976


$

(1,518)


$

3,154



Century Casinos, Inc.

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA* to Net Earnings (Loss) by Segment

For the six months ended June 30, 2015


Amounts in thousands



For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2015



Canada


United States


Poland


Corporate and
Other


Total

Net earnings


$

4,392


$

1,194


$

1,351


$

1,505


$

8,442

Interest expense (income), net



1,625



0



78



(6)



1,697

Income taxes (benefit)



957



731



516



(2,175)



29

Depreciation and amortization



992



1,266



1,247



197



3,702

Non-controlling interest



(1)



0



675



0



674

Non-cash stock-based compensation



0



0



0



807



807

Gain (loss) on foreign currency transactions and other



(519)



0



(368)



(15)



(902)

Loss on disposition of fixed assets



3



0



142



1



146

Acquisition costs



0



0



0



0



0

Preopening expenses



345



0



0



0



345

Other one-time (income) costs



0



0



0



(3,365)



(3,365)

Adjusted EBITDA


$

7,794


$

3,191


$

3,641


$

(3,051)


$

11,575




Century Casinos, Inc.

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA* to Net Earnings (Loss) by Segment

For the six months ended June 30, 2014


Amounts in thousands



For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2014



Canada


United States


Poland


Corporate and
Other



Total

Net earnings (loss)


$

2,908


$

601


$

(317)


$

(2,525)


$

667

Interest expense (income), net



1,186



0



162



(27)



1,321

Income taxes (benefit)



1,012



369



(91)



(642)



648

Depreciation and amortization



945



1,128



1,416



281



3,770

Non-controlling interest



(998)



0



(158)



0



(1,156)

Non-cash stock-based compensation



0



0



0



43



43

Gain (loss) on foreign currency transactions and other



(22)



0



(164)



11



(175)

(Gain) loss on disposition of fixed assets



0



1



796



3



800

Acquisition costs



0



0



0



0



0

Preopening expenses



0



0



0



0



0

Other one-time (income) costs



(103)



0



110



0



7

Adjusted EBITDA


$

4,928


$

2,099


$

1,754


$

(2,856)


$

5,925

 

*  The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as net earnings (loss) before interest expense (income), net, income taxes (benefit), depreciation, amortization, non-controlling interest (earnings) losses and transactions, pre-opening expenses, acquisition costs, non-cash stock-based compensation charges, asset impairment costs, (gain) loss on disposition of fixed assets, discontinued operations, gain (loss) on foreign currency transactions and other, gain on business combination and certain other one-time items. Intercompany transactions consisting primarily of management and royalty fees and interest, along with their related tax effects, are excluded from the presentation of net earnings (loss) and Adjusted EBITDA reported for each segment. Not all of the aforementioned items occur in each reporting period, but have been included in the definition based on historical activity. These adjustments have no effect on the consolidated results as reported under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("US GAAP"). Adjusted EBITDA is not considered a measure of performance recognized under US GAAP. Management believes that Adjusted EBITDA is a valuable measure of the relative performance of the Company and its properties. The gaming industry commonly uses Adjusted EBITDA as a method of arriving at the economic value of a casino operation. Management uses Adjusted EBITDA to compare the relative operating performance of separate operating units by eliminating the above mentioned items associated with the varying levels of capital expenditures for infrastructure required to generate revenue, and the often high cost of acquiring existing operations. Adjusted EBITDA is used by the Company's lending institution to gauge operating performance. The Company's computation of Adjusted EBITDA may be different from, and therefore may not be comparable to, similar measures used by other companies within the gaming industry. Please see the reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net earnings (loss) above.

**  The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA margin as Adjusted EBITDA divided by net operating revenue. Management uses this margin as one of several measures to evaluate the efficiency of the Company's casino operations.

About Century Casinos, Inc.:

Century Casinos, Inc. is an international casino entertainment company that operates worldwide. The Company owns and operates Century Casino & Hotels in Cripple Creek and Central City, Colorado, and in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and the Century Casino in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Through its Austrian subsidiary, Century Casinos Europe GmbH ("CCE"), the Company holds a 66.6% ownership interest in Casinos Poland Ltd., the owner and operator of nine casinos in Poland. The Company, through CCE, also owns a 75% ownership interest in both CDR, which began operations in the north metropolitan area of Calgary, Alberta, Canada in April 2015, and CBS, which began operating the pari-mutuel off-track horse betting network in Southern Alberta, Canada in May 2015. The Company operates 11 ship-based casinos onboard ships of the following cruise lines: TUI Cruises, Windstar Cruises and Nova Star Cruises, Ltd. The Company manages the operations of the casino at the Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa in Aruba, Caribbean, which was sold in July 2015 and rebranded as the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort and Casino. The Company's management agreement did not change as a result of this sale. The Company, through CCE, also owns a 7.5% interest in, and provides consulting services to, Mendoza Central Entretenimientos S.A., a company that provides gaming-related services to Mendoza Casino in Mendoza, Argentina. The Company continues to pursue other international projects in various stages of development.

For more information about Century Casinos, visit our website at www.cnty.com. Century Casinos' common stock trades on The NASDAQ Capital Market® under the symbol CNTY.

This release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of the management of Century Casinos based on information currently available to management. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding future results of operations, operating efficiencies, synergies and operational performance, the prospects for the Century Downs Racetrack and Casino project and other projects, debt repayment, investments in joint ventures, outcomes of legal proceedings and plans for our casinos and our Company. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements include, among others, the risks described in the section entitled "Risk Factors" under Item 1A in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 and in subsequent Form 10-Q filings. Century Casinos disclaims any obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by it or on its behalf.

 

SOURCE Century Casinos, Inc.

For further information: Peter Hoetzinger, Co CEO & President, +1 719 689 5813, +43 664 355 3935, peter.hoetzinger@cnty.com, http://www.centurycasinos.com


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