November 9, 2015

Caesars Acquisition Company Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Caesars Acquisition Company (NASDAQ: CACQ) today reported the following results for Caesars Growth Partners, LLC ("CGP LLC") for the third quarter 2015. Caesars Acquisition Company ("CAC") was formed to make an investment in CGP LLC, owns 100% of the voting membership units of CGP LLC and accounts for its investment under the equity method.

  • Achieved another record quarter in the Interactive Entertainment business unit with revenues and Adjusted EBITDA up 20.4% and 36.1% for the three-month period ended September 30, 2015 as compared to the three-month period ended September 30, 2014.
  • Generated solid growth in the Casino Properties and Developments business unit with revenues and Adjusted EBITDA up 25.4% and 74.8% for the three-month period ended September 30, 2015 as compared to the three-month period ended September 30, 2014.

 

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Operating Results of CGP LLC

In May 2014, subsidiaries of CGP LLC acquired Bally's Las Vegas, The Cromwell, The LINQ Hotel & Casino and Harrah's New Orleans from subsidiaries of Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc. ("CEOC"). Because these acquisitions were accounted for as transactions among entities under common control, the financial information herein includes the financial results for these properties as if those businesses were combined into the CGP LLC reporting entity through the May 2014 acquisition dates and consolidated into CGP LLC after the May 2014 acquisition dates. Therefore, the financial information contained herein provides comparable results for the periods presented.

 


Three Months Ended

September 30,


Percent Favorable/ (Unfavorable)


Nine Months Ended

September 30,


Percent Favorable

(In millions)

2015


2014



2015


2014


Interactive entertainment net revenues

$

194.5



$

161.6



20.4%



$

557.3



$

430.4



29.5%


Casino properties and developments net revenues

406.7



324.2



25.4%



1,186.6



910.3



30.4%


Total net revenues

601.2



485.8



23.8%



1,743.9



1,340.7



30.1%


Income from operations

86.2



82.1



5.0%



389.3



91.1



327.3%


Net income from continuing operations

20.5



70.7



(71.0)%



201.6



67.6



198.2%


Net loss from discontinued operations



(14.6)



100.0%





(15.6)



100.0%


Adjusted EBITDA(1)

168.6



105.4



60.0%



477.0



312.8



52.5%


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(1)   

Adjusted Earnings before Interest Income/Expense, Income Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization ("EBITDA") is a non-GAAP financial measure that is reconciled to its most comparable GAAP measure later in this release.

 

Management Commentary

"Caesars Growth Partners, LLC reported another great quarter driven by growth in both of our business units," said Mitch Garber, chief executive officer of Caesars Acquisition Company. "Our Interactive Entertainment business continues to generate outstanding results, primarily from our market leading social and mobile games business. With the completion of The LINQ Hotel & Casino renovation in July 2015, our Casino Properties and Developments unit had its first quarter since Q2 2014 with no construction disruption. We will continue to focus on both business units to yield growth, and we remain encouraged by the strong performance of our assets."

Financial Results

Third Quarter 2015 results compared with Third Quarter 2014

Net revenues for the third quarter of 2015 were $601.2 million as compared to $485.8 million for the respective period in 2014, which was an increase of $115.4 million, or 23.8%. The increase in revenue for Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc. ("Caesars Interactive" or "CIE") was primarily driven by strong organic growth in the social and mobile games operating unit. The increase in revenues for Casino Properties and Developments was primarily a result of the opening of Horseshoe Baltimore in August 2014 and renovations at The LINQ Hotel & Casino.

Income from operations for the third quarter of 2015 was $86.2 million as compared to $82.1 million for the same period in 2014, which was an increase of $4.1 million, or 5.0%. The increase in income from operations was primarily driven by the income impact of increased revenues offset by increased expenses resulting from the opening of the Horseshoe Baltimore and an increase in the fair value of contingently issuable non-voting membership units.

Net loss from discontinued operations was $14.6 million in the third quarter of 2014, related to CIE's operations of a development studio in Minsk, Belarus which was disposed of in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter of 2015 and 2014 was $168.6 million and $105.4 million, respectively, which is an increase of $63.2 million, or 60.0%, driven primarily by the income impact of increased revenues and reduced operating expense, partially offset by increased expenses resulting from the opening of the Horseshoe Baltimore.

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2015 results compared with September 30, 2014

Net revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 were $1,743.9 million as compared to $1,340.7 million for the respective period in 2014, which was an increase of $403.2 million, or 30.1%. The increase in revenue for CIE was primarily driven by strong organic growth in CIE's social and mobile games, as well as the February 2014 acquisition of Pacific Interactive. The increase in revenues for Casino Properties and Developments was primarily a result of the openings of The Cromwell in May 2014 and Horseshoe Baltimore in August 2014, and renovations at The LINQ Hotel & Casino, partially offset by lower revenues at Harrah's New Orleans as a result of the April 2015 smoking ban.

Income from operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 was $389.3 million as compared to $91.1 million for the same period in 2014, which was an increase of $298.2 million, or 327.3%. The increase in income from operations is primarily attributable to the decrease in the fair value of contingently issuable non-voting membership units and an increase in the prior year in the change in fair value of contingent consideration. Excluding the impact of the change in fair value of contingently issuable non-voting membership units and change in fair value of contingent consideration from both periods, income from operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 increased by $165.9 million when compared to the same period in 2014 due to year over year growth in CIE as well as the openings of The Cromwell and Horseshoe Baltimore and renovations at The LINQ Hotel & Casino.

Net loss from discontinued operations was $15.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014, related to CIE's operations of a development studio in Minsk, Belarus which was disposed of in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Adjusted EBITDA for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014 was $477.0 million and $312.8 million, respectively. The increase of $164.2 million, or 52.5%, from the prior period was driven primarily by the income impact of increased revenues and improved operational expenses, partially offset by increased expenses resulting from operating costs incurred after the openings of The Cromwell and Horseshoe Baltimore.

 


Business Units Operating Results

Interactive Entertainment



Three Months Ended

September 30,


Percent Favorable(2)


Nine Months Ended

September 30,


Percent Favorable(2)

(In millions)

2015


2014



2015


2014


Net revenues

$

194.5



$

161.6



20.4%



$

557.3



$

430.4



29.5%


Income from operations

42.5



20.1



111.4%



137.4



21.0



N/M

Net income/(loss) from continuing operations

25.7



(2.9)



N/M


92.2



(2.2)



N/M

Net loss from discontinued operations



(14.6)



100.0%





(15.6)



100.0%


Adjusted EBITDA(1)

72.7



53.4



36.1%



204.8



129.1



58.6%


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(1)   

See Reconciliation of Net Income/(Loss) from Continuing Operations to Adjusted EBITDA later in this release.

(2)   

N/M is defined as not meaningful.

 

Third Quarter 2015 results compared with Third Quarter 2014

Interactive Entertainment net revenues increased by $32.9 million, or 20.4%, in the third quarter of 2015 as compared to the same period in 2014, resulting primarily from strong organic growth in CIE's social and mobile games due to the continued focus on conversion and monetization. Income from operations increased by $22.4 million, or 111.4%, in the third quarter of 2015 as compared to the same period in 2014, primarily driven by the increase in revenues. Net loss from discontinued operations was $14.6 million for the third quarter of 2014 due to CIE's suspension of operations of the Minsk development studio. Adjusted EBITDA increased by $19.3 million, or 36.1%, in the third quarter of 2015 as compared to the same period in 2014, driven by the income impact of increased revenues and reduced online real money gaming marketing expenses.

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2015 results compared with September 30, 2014

Interactive Entertainment net revenues increased by $126.9 million, or 29.5%, during the nine months ended September 30, 2015 as compared to the same period in 2014, resulting primarily from strong organic growth in CIE's social and mobile games, as well as the February 2014 acquisition of Pacific Interactive. Income from operations increased by $116.4 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2015 as compared to the same period in 2014, primarily driven by the increase in revenues. Net loss from discontinued operations was $15.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 due to CIE's suspension of operations of the Minsk development studio. Adjusted EBITDA increased by $75.7 million, or 58.6%, during the nine months ended September 30, 2015 as compared to the same period in 2014, driven by the income impact of increased revenues and reduced online real money gaming marketing expenses.

Performance Metrics - Interactive Entertainment

The table below shows the results of CIE's business based upon the financial metrics for the periods presented.

 


For the Three Months Ended


Sept. 30,


Jun. 30,


Mar. 31,


Dec. 31,


Sept. 30,

(In millions)

2015


2015


2015


2014


2014

Revenues










Social and mobile games

$

183.5



$

175.4



$

167.6



$

147.7



$

151.3


WSOP and online real money gaming

11.0



10.8



9.0



8.7



10.3


Total

$

194.5



$

186.2



$

176.6



$

156.4



$

161.6












Adjusted EBITDA

$

72.7



$

69.5



$

62.6



$

47.9



$

53.4


 

The table below shows the results of CIE's social and mobile games business using operating metrics for the periods indicated. User statistics are presented in thousands of users and average revenue per user is presented in dollars.

 


Sept. 30, 2015


Jun. 30, 2015


Mar. 31, 2015


Dec. 31, 2014


Sept. 30, 2014

Average Daily Active Users(1)

6,144



6,132



6,061



5,706



5,640


Average Monthly Active Users(1)

19,324



19,177



19,044



17,863



17,767


Average Monthly Unique Users(1)

18,657



17,918



17,803



16,508



16,472


Average Monthly Unique Payers(1)

860



796



762



657



595


Average Revenue Per User

$

0.33



$

0.31



$

0.31



$

0.28



$

0.29






















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(1)   

CIE systems cannot always distinguish unique individuals playing games in multiple sessions in the same day or in a 30-day period ending with the measurement date, playing the same game across multiple platforms, or playing different titles offered by CIE. Thus, users who play multiple titles or multiple platforms may be counted as more than one user within the respective operating metrics.

 

During the third quarter of 2015, CIE's social and mobile games business had approximately 860 thousand Average Monthly Unique Payers, or 4.6% of Average Monthly Unique Users on the social and mobile platforms, purchase virtual goods, which was an increase of approximately 99.7 basis points from the third quarter of 2014.

 


Casino Properties and Developments



Three Months Ended

September 30,


Percent Favorable


Nine Months Ended

September 30,


Percent Favorable

(In millions)

2015


2014



2015


2014(1)


Net revenues

$

406.7



$

324.2



25.4%



$

1,186.6



$

910.3



30.4%


Income from operations

53.5



10.8



395.4%



158.8



74.0



114.6%


Adjusted EBITDA(2)

98.4



56.3



74.8%



286.2



194.6



47.1%


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(1)   

The financial information herein includes the financial results for Bally's Las Vegas, The Cromwell, The LINQ Hotel & Casino and Harrah's New Orleans as if those businesses were combined into the CGP LLC reporting entity through the May 2014 acquisition dates and consolidated into CGP LLC after the May 2014 acquisition dates.

(2)   

See Reconciliation of Net Income/(Loss) from Continuing Operations to Adjusted EBITDA later in this release.

 

Third Quarter 2015 results compared with Third Quarter 2014

Casino Properties and Developments net revenues for the third quarter of 2015 increased by $82.5 million, or 25.4%, when compared to the same period in 2014 primarily due to the opening of Horseshoe Baltimore in August 2014 and renovations at The LINQ Hotel & Casino. Total trips increased approximately 21.2% during the third quarter of 2015 when compared to the same period in 2014, primarily driven by the opening of Horseshoe Baltimore. Gross casino hold also saw a positive variance, increasing from 11.3% for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 to 12.5% for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 primarily attributed to Harrah's New Orleans.

Room revenues for the third quarter of 2015 and 2014 were $82.2 million and $59.2 million, respectively. Cash average daily room rates for the third quarter of 2015 increased to approximately $119, or 15.5%, when compared to approximately $103 for the same period in 2014 primarily due to renovated rooms at The LINQ Hotel & Casino, higher demand in the Las Vegas market and the increase in resort fees in late 2014. Average daily occupancy was 92.7% and 89.5% for the third quarter of 2015 and 2014, respectively. Revenue per available room ("RevPar") for the third quarter of 2015 and 2014 was $109 and $93, respectively, or an increase of 17.2%.

Food and beverage revenues for the third quarter of 2015 and 2014 were $73.6 million and $63.7 million, respectively. The increase of $9.9 million, or 15.5%, in food and beverage revenue was driven largely by the completion of construction at The LINQ Hotel & Casino in 2015 and new offerings across the portfolio including various new venues that opened at Horseshoe Baltimore in 2014.

Other revenues for the third quarter of 2015 were $44.0 million as compared to $49.6 million for the same period in 2014. The decrease of $5.6 million, or 11.3%, was due to lower entertainment revenues at The Cromwell and Planet Hollywood.

Income from operations for the third quarter of 2015 increased by $42.7 million, or 395.4%, when compared to the same period in 2014 and Adjusted EBITDA increased by $42.1 million, or 74.8%, when compared to the same period in 2014 primarily driven by the income impact of increased revenues and marketing and operational efficiencies, partially offset by operating expenses incurred after the opening of Horseshoe Baltimore. Adjusted EBITDA was positively impacted by favorable casino hold of $11.1 million.

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2015 results compared with September 30, 2014

Casino Properties and Developments net revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 increased by $276.3 million, or 30.4%, when compared to the same period in 2014 primarily due to the openings of The Cromwell in May 2014 and Horseshoe Baltimore in August 2014 and renovations at The LINQ Hotel & Casino, partially offset by a decrease in revenues at Harrah's New Orleans due to the April 2015 smoking ban. Total trips increased approximately 45.9% during the nine months ended September 30, 2015 when compared to the same period in 2014, primarily driven by the openings of The Cromwell and Horseshoe Baltimore. For the nine months ended September 30, 2015, gross casino hold also saw a positive variance, increasing from 11.4% for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 to 12.0% for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.

Room revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014 were $239.0 million and $193.8 million, respectively. Cash average daily room rates for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 increased to approximately $122, or 15.1%, when compared to approximately $106 for the same period in 2014 primarily due to renovated rooms at The LINQ Hotel & Casino, higher demand in the Las Vegas market and the increase in resort fees in late 2014. Average daily occupancy was 93.1% and 90.8% for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. RevPar for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014 was $112 and $97, respectively, or an increase of 15.5%.

Food and beverage revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014 were $207.9 million and $177.7 million, respectively. The increase of $30.2 million, or 17.0%, in food and beverage revenue was driven largely by the completion of construction at The LINQ Hotel & Casino in 2015 and new offerings that opened in 2014 across the portfolio including various new venues at The Cromwell and Horseshoe Baltimore.

Other revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014 were $123.0 million and $118.5 million, respectively. The increase of $4.5 million, or 3.8%, was primarily due to the opening of Drai's at The Cromwell and the opening of Horseshoe Baltimore.

Income from operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 increased by $84.8 million, or 114.6%, when compared to the same period in 2014. The income impact of increased revenues was partially offset by the combination of operating expenses incurred after the openings of The Cromwell and Horseshoe Baltimore and management fee expenses incurred after the May 2014 acquisitions. Adjusted EBITDA for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 increased by $91.6 million, or 47.1%, when compared to the same period in 2014 primarily driven by increased revenues, partially offset by operating expenses incurred after the openings of The Cromwell and Horseshoe Baltimore.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

CGP LLC and its subsidiaries' primary sources of liquidity include currently available cash and cash equivalents, cash flows generated from its operations and borrowings under the Caesars Growth Properties Holdings, LLC ("CGPH," an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of CGP LLC) Revolving Credit Facility which is intended to satisfy CGPH's short-term liquidity needs.

At September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, CGP LLC had cash and cash equivalents totaling $900.7 million and $944.1 million, respectively. Third-party debt outstanding at CGP LLC was $2,342.7 million as of September 30, 2015 and $2,311.3 million at December 31, 2014. This amount includes debt of the consolidated subsidiary CGPH of $2,022.9 million and $1,992.1 million for the respective periods. Related party debt outstanding includes CIE's credit facility with Caesars Entertainment reflected in Current portion of long-term debt to related parties of $19.8 million at September 30, 2015 and Long-term debt payable to related parties of $39.8 million at December 31, 2014.

Recent Development for CGP LLC

In October 2015, CIE repaid in full the $19.8 million outstanding balance of borrowings on its credit facility with Caesars Entertainment.

About Caesars Acquisition Company

Caesars Acquisition Company was formed to make an equity investment in Caesars Growth Partners, LLC, a joint venture between CACQ and Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR), the world's most diversified casino entertainment provider and the most geographically diverse U.S. casino-entertainment company. CACQ is CGP LLC's managing member and sole holder of all of its outstanding voting units. For more information, please visit www.caesarsacquisitioncompany.com.

About Caesars Growth Partners, LLC

Caesars Growth Partners, LLC is a casino asset and entertainment company focused on acquiring and developing a portfolio of high-growth operating assets and equity and debt investments in the gaming and interactive entertainment industries. Through its two businesses, Interactive Entertainment and Casino Properties and Developments, CGP LLC focuses on acquiring or developing assets with strong value creation potential and leveraging interactive technology with its well-known online and mobile game portfolio and leading brands. Assets include Caesars Interactive Entertainment (with its social and mobile games, the World Series of Poker and regulated online real money gaming businesses), Planet Hollywood, Bally's Las Vegas, The Cromwell, The LINQ Hotel & Casino, Harrah's New Orleans and Horseshoe Baltimore. Through its relationship with Caesars Entertainment, CGP LLC has the ability to access Caesars Entertainment's proven management expertise, brand equity, Total Rewards loyalty program and structural synergies. For more information, please visit www.caesarsacquisitioncompany.com.

Forward Looking Information

This release contains or may contain "forward-looking statements" intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. These statements contain words such as "may," "will," "project," "might," "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "could," "would," "estimate," "continue," or "pursue," or the negative of these words or other words or expressions of similar meaning that may identify forward-looking statements and are found at various places throughout this release. These forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, those relating to future actions, new projects, strategies, future performance, the outcome of contingencies such as legal proceedings, and future financial results, wherever they occur in this release, are based on our current expectations about future events and are estimates reflecting the best judgment of CAC and CGP LLC's management and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements.

Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or results and involve risks and uncertainties that cannot be predicted or quantified, and, consequently, the actual performance of CAC and CGP LLC may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following factors, as well as other factors described from time to time in CAC's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including the sections entitled "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" contained therein):

  • CAC and CGP LLC's dependence on Caesars Entertainment and its subsidiaries (including CES) to provide support and services, as well as CGP LLC's dependence on Caesars Entertainment's and CES' senior management's expertise and its participation in Caesars Entertainment's Total Rewards loyalty program;
  • the effects of a default by Caesars Entertainment or CEOC on certain debt obligations;
  • Caesars Entertainment's interests may conflict with CAC and CGP LLC's interests and Caesars Entertainment may possibly keep all potential development opportunities for itself;
  • the adverse effects due to the bankruptcy filing of CEOC and certain of its subsidiaries;
  • the effects if a third-party successfully challenges Caesars Entertainment or its affiliates' ownership of, or right to use, the intellectual property owned or used by subsidiaries of Caesars Entertainment, which CIE and CGP LLC license for use in its businesses;
  • CIE's reliance on subsidiaries of Caesars Entertainment to obtain online gaming licenses in certain jurisdictions, such as New Jersey;
  • the difficulty of operating CGP LLC's business separately from Caesars Entertainment and managing that process effectively could take up a significant amount of management's time;
  • CGP LLC's business model and short operating history;
  • CGP LLC's ability to realize the anticipated benefits of current or potential future acquisitions, including the transactions associated with the October 21, 2013 joint venture between subsidiaries of Caesars Entertainment and CAC, and the ability to timely and cost-effectively integrate assets, including the properties acquired in connection with the May 2014 asset purchase transactions, and companies that CGP LLC acquires into its operations;
  • the effects of any lawsuits against CAC, CGP LLC or CGPH related to the October 21, 2013 transactions, the May 2014 asset purchase transactions and the proposed CAC and Caesars Entertainment merger transaction;
  • the proposed merger between CAC and Caesars Entertainment may not be consummated on the terms contemplated or at all;
  • the adverse effects if extensive governmental regulation and taxation policies, which are applicable to CGP LLC, are enforced;
  • the effects of local and national economic, credit and capital market conditions on the economy in general, and on the gaming industry in particular;
  • the sensitivity of CGP LLC's business to reductions in discretionary consumer spending;
  • the rapidly growing and changing industry in which CGP LLC operates, such as CIE's social and mobile games business and internet gaming business;
  • any failure to protect CGP LLC's trademarks or other intellectual property, such as CIE's ownership of the WSOP trademark;
  • abnormal gaming holds ("gaming hold" is the amount of money that is retained by the casino from wagers by customers);
  • the effects of competition, including locations of competitors and operating and market competition, particularly the intense competition CGP LLC's casino properties face in their respective markets;
  • the uncertainty surrounding whether CIE's games, such as Slotomania, will retain their popularity;
  • CIE's reliance on a small portion of its total players for nearly all of its revenue from its social and mobile games;
  • CGP LLC's ability to expand into international markets in light of additional business, regulatory, operational, financial and economic risks associated with such expansion;
  • evolving regulations concerning the social and mobile games industry as well as data privacy, including, but not limited to, the effect of U.S. and foreign laws, some of which are unsettled and still developing;
  • the low barriers to entry and intense competition of the social and mobile games industry could have adverse effects on CIE and CGP LLC;
  • evolving U.S. and foreign laws could subject CIE to claims and prevent CIE from providing its current games to players or the ability to modify its games;
  • the effect on CGP LLC's business strategy if online real money gaming is not legalized in states other than Delaware, Nevada or New Jersey in the United States, is legalized in an unfavorable manner or is banned in the United States;
  • political and economic uncertainty created by terrorist attacks and other acts of war or hostility; and
  • the other factors set forth under "Risk Factors" in Part II, Item 1A of the CAC Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.

Any forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and, as such, speak only as of the date made. CAC and CGP LLC disclaim any obligation to update the forward-looking statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date stated or, if no date is stated, as of the date of this release.

 


CAESARS ACQUISITION COMPANY

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(UNAUDITED)

(In millions, except per share data)



Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,


2015


2014


2015


2014

Revenues

$



$



$



$


Operating expenses

9.2



2.1



24.4



16.2


Loss from operations

(9.2)



(2.1)



(24.4)



(16.2)










Income from equity method investment in Caesars Growth Partners, LLC

24.4



24.9



73.0



55.5


Income before provision for income taxes

15.2



22.8



48.6



39.3


Provision for income taxes

(8.2)



(20.0)



(25.1)



(25.9)


Net income

7.0



2.8



23.5



13.4


Other comprehensive income, net of income taxes








Comprehensive income

$

7.0



$

2.8



$

23.5



$

13.4










Earnings per share








Basic

$

0.05



$

0.02



$

0.17



$

0.10


Diluted

$

0.05



$

0.02



$

0.17



$

0.10


Weighted average common shares outstanding








Basic

136.4



135.8



136.4



135.8


Diluted

136.8



135.8



136.6



135.8


 


CAESARS GROWTH PARTNERS, LLC

COMBINED AND CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(UNAUDITED)

(In millions)



Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,


2015


2014


2015


2014

Revenues








Interactive Entertainment








  Social and mobile games

$

183.5



$

151.3



$

526.5



$

401.4


  WSOP and online real money gaming

11.0



10.3



30.8



29.0



194.5



161.6



557.3



430.4


Casino Properties and Developments








  Casino

253.6



196.9



757.3



550.8


  Food and beverage

73.6



63.7



207.9



177.7


  Rooms

82.2



59.2



239.0



193.8


  Other

44.0



49.6



123.0



118.5


  Less: casino promotional allowances

(46.7)



(45.2)



(140.6)



(130.5)



406.7



324.2



1,186.6



910.3


  Net revenues

601.2



485.8



1,743.9



1,340.7


Operating expenses








Interactive Entertainment - Direct








  Platform fees

53.5



45.7



153.5



122.0


Casino Properties and Developments - Direct








  Casino

134.9



116.7



408.4



301.0


  Food and beverage

33.0



31.8



94.4



84.0


  Rooms

21.7



18.4



61.9



54.8


Property, general, administrative and other

202.6



184.2



557.3



505.2


Write-downs, reserves, and project opening costs, net of recoveries

1.8



12.3



8.4



34.3


Management fees to related parties

14.1



13.1



45.1



24.7


Depreciation and amortization

46.1



37.8



133.1



98.8


Change in fair value of contingently issuable non-voting membership units

7.3



(56.4)



(107.5)



(7.9)


Change in fair value of contingent consideration



0.1





32.7


  Total operating expenses

515.0



403.7



1,354.6



1,249.6


  Income from operations

86.2



82.1



389.3



91.1


Interest expense, net of interest capitalized

(50.0)



(44.2)



(145.8)



(123.8)


Interest income - related party



19.1





119.2


Impairment of investment in notes from related party



(63.5)





(63.5)


Gain on sale of investment in notes from related party



99.4





99.4


Loss on extinguishment of debt







(23.8)


Other income/(expense), net

5.0



(0.1)



4.0



0.9


Income from continuing operations before provision for income taxes

41.2



92.8



247.5



99.5


Provision for income taxes

(20.7)



(22.1)



(45.9)



(31.9)


Income from continuing operations

20.5



70.7



201.6



67.6


Discontinued operations








Income/(loss) from discontinued operations



1.2





(15.7)


(Provision for)/benefit from income taxes related to discontinued operations



(15.8)





0.1


Net loss from discontinued operations



(14.6)





(15.6)


Net income

20.5



56.1



201.6



52.0


Less: net (income)/loss attributable to non-controlling interests

(1.7)



5.1



(4.0)



14.5


Net income attributable to Caesars Growth Partners, LLC

$

18.8



$

61.2



$

197.6



$

66.5


 



CAESARS GROWTH PARTNERS, LLC

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME/(LOSS) FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS TO ADJUSTED EBITDA

(UNAUDITED)


Adjusted Earnings before Interest income/expense, Income Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization ("EBITDA") is a non-GAAP financial measure that is included because management believes that Adjusted EBITDA provides investors with additional information that allows a better understanding of the results of operational activities separate from the financial impact of capital decisions made for the long-term benefit of CGP LLC. Because not all companies use identical calculations, the presentation of CGP LLC's EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.



For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2015

(In millions)

Interactive Entertainment


Casino Properties and Developments


Other


Total

Net income/(loss) from continuing operations

$

25.7



$

3.8



$

(9.0)



$

20.5


Provision for income taxes

20.7







20.7


Income/(loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

46.4



3.8



(9.0)



41.2


Interest expense, net of interest capitalized

1.1



49.7



(0.8)



50.0


Depreciation and amortization

7.0



39.1





46.1


EBITDA

54.5



92.6



(9.8)



137.3


Other income, net

(5.0)







(5.0)


Write-downs, reserves and project opening costs, net of recoveries(1)



1.8





1.8


Change in fair value of contingently issuable non-voting membership units(2)





7.3



7.3


Stock-based compensation(4)

22.6



1.4





24.0


Other(5)

0.6



2.6





3.2


Adjusted EBITDA

$

72.7



$

98.4



$

(2.5)



$

168.6


 



For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2014

(In millions)

Interactive Entertainment


Casino Properties and Developments


Other


Total

Net income/(loss) from continuing operations

$

(2.9)



$

(33.3)



$

106.9



$

70.7


Provision for income taxes

21.1



1.0





22.1


Income/(loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

18.2



(32.3)



106.9



92.8


Interest expense, net of interest capitalized

1.8



43.1



(0.7)



44.2


Interest income, including related party





(19.1)



(19.1)


Depreciation and amortization

7.3



30.5





37.8


EBITDA

27.3



41.3



87.1



155.7


Write-downs, reserves and project opening costs, net of recoveries(1)

2.5



9.8





12.3


Change in fair value of contingently issuable non-voting membership units(2)





(56.4)



(56.4)


Change in fair value of contingent consideration(3)

0.1







0.1


Acquisition and integration costs

0.3



4.3



0.9



5.5


Gain on sale of investment in notes from related party





(99.4)



(99.4)


Impairment on investment in notes from related party





63.5



63.5


Stock-based compensation(4)

22.0



0.6





22.6


Other(5)

1.2



0.3





1.5


Adjusted EBITDA

$

53.4



$

56.3



$

(4.3)



$

105.4


 



For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2015

(In millions)

Interactive Entertainment


Casino Properties and Developments


Other


Total

Net income from continuing operations

$

92.2



$

14.9



$

94.5



$

201.6


Provision for income taxes

45.9







45.9


Income from continuing operations before income taxes

138.1



14.9



94.5



247.5


Interest expense, net of interest capitalized

4.3



143.9



(2.4)



145.8


Depreciation and amortization

22.6



110.5





133.1


EBITDA

165.0



269.3



92.1



526.4


Other (income)/expense, net

(5.0)





1.0



(4.0)


Write-downs, reserves and project opening costs, net of recoveries(1)



8.4





8.4


Change in fair value of contingently issuable non-voting membership units(2)





(107.5)



(107.5)


Acquisition and integration costs



0.3





0.3


Stock-based compensation(4)

42.3



3.4





45.7


Other(5)

2.5



4.8



0.4



7.7


Adjusted EBITDA

$

204.8



$

286.2



$

(14.0)



$

477.0


 



For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014

(In millions)

Interactive Entertainment


Casino Properties and Developments


Other


Total

Net income/(loss) from continuing operations

$

(2.2)



$

(84.0)



$

153.8



$

67.6


Provision for income taxes

19.3



12.6





31.9


Income/(loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

17.1



(71.4)



153.8



99.5


Interest expense, net of interest capitalized

3.8



121.6



(1.6)



123.8


Interest income, including related party





(120.2)



(120.2)


Depreciation and amortization

20.9



77.9





98.8


EBITDA

41.8



128.1



32.0



201.9


Loss on extinguishment of debt



23.8





23.8


Write-downs, reserves and project opening costs, net of recoveries(1)

2.5



31.8





34.3


Change in fair value of contingently issuable non-voting membership units(2)





(7.9)



(7.9)


Change in fair value of contingent consideration(3)

32.7







32.7


Acquisition and integration costs

0.9



9.7



0.9



11.5


Gain on sale of investment in notes from related party





(99.4)



(99.4)


Impairment on investment in notes from related party





63.5



63.5


Stock-based compensation(4)

48.4



0.6





49.0


Other(5)

2.8



0.6





3.4


Adjusted EBITDA

$

129.1



$

194.6



$

(10.9)



$

312.8


 


Interactive Entertainment


Three Months Ended

(In millions)

June 30, 2015


March 31, 2015


December 31, 2014

Net income/(loss) from continuing operations

$

39.2



$

27.3



$

(18.7)


Provision for income taxes

13.8



11.4



17.0


Income/(loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

53.0



38.7



(1.7)


Interest expense, net of interest capitalized

1.3



1.9



2.0


Depreciation and amortization

7.8



7.8



7.6


EBITDA

62.1



48.4



7.9


Acquisition and integration costs





1.1


Stock-based compensation (4)

6.6



13.1



38.3


Other (5)

0.8



1.1



0.6


Adjusted EBITDA

$

69.5



$

62.6



$

47.9


_____________________________________________________

(1)   

  Amounts primarily represent development costs related to the construction of The Cromwell and Horseshoe Baltimore and the renovation of The LINQ Hotel & Casino.

(2)    

 Amounts represent the change in fair value of contingently issuable membership units associated with the CIE earn-out calculation related to the transactions establishing CGP LLC. The total liability represents the estimated fair value of CGP LLC non-voting membership units to be issued to a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment.

(3)   

Amount represents the change in fair value of contingent consideration for CIE acquisitions.

(4)    

Amounts represent stock-based compensation expense related to stock options, restricted stock and restricted stock units.

(5)    

Amounts represent other add-backs and deductions to arrive at Adjusted EBITDA but not separately identified, such as lobbying expenses.

 

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