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Wynn Resorts reports Q1 losses

6 May 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Wynn Resorts, Limited today reported financial results for the quarter ended 31 March 2020.

Operating revenues were $953.7 million for the first quarter of 2020, a decrease of 42.3%, or $697.8 million, from $1.65 billion for the first quarter of 2019. Net loss attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited was $402.0 million, or $3.77 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2020, compared to net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited of $104.9 million, or $0.98 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2019. Adjusted Property EBITDA (1) was $(5.3) million for the first quarter of 2020, which includes the impact of $75.7 million of expense accrued during the quarter related to our commitment to pay salary, tips, and benefits continuation for all of our U.S. employees for the period from 1 April through 15 May 2020. Adjusted Property EBITDA was $494.8 million for the first quarter of 2019.

"Our leadership team has been working side-by-side with our host communities, fellow industry leaders and world-class medical experts to identify and implement strategies to mitigate the impact of the virus on our team members, our guests and our broader communities," said Matt Maddox, CEO of Wynn Resorts, Limited. "In mid-March we led the industry by identifying the need for short-term closure in Las Vegas and Boston, thereby doing our part to 'flatten the curve.' Concurrently, we decided to invest in the health and safety of our approximately 30,000 team members globally by committing to pay their full wages and benefits through May. We continue to play a leadership role in the industry’s re-emergence, most recently producing a detailed reopening plan on April 19, developed in consultation with medical experts from Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities, which we believe will be the gold standard for sanitization and customer safety."

"At the same time, we have also been focused on our long-term business prospects, taking steps to bolster our already strong liquidity position by opportunistically issuing $600 million of unsecured notes and increasing our financial flexibility. While the current environment is clearly challenging, we are confident that travel and tourism will recover in both the U.S. and China, and our industry leading assets, fortress balance sheet and talented team members position the Company to thrive in the years ahead."

Consolidated Results

Operating revenues were $953.7 million for the first quarter of 2020, a decrease of 42.3%, or $697.8 million, from $1.65 billion for the first quarter of 2019. Operating revenues decreased $467.1 million, $294.4 million, and $77.2 million at Wynn Palace, Wynn Macau, and our Las Vegas Operations, respectively, from the first quarter of 2019. The decrease in operating revenues at Wynn Palace, Wynn Macau, and our Las Vegas Operations was partially offset by operating revenues from Encore Boston Harbor of $140.9 million.

On a U.S. generally accepted accounting principles basis, net loss attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited was $402.0 million, or $3.77 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2020, compared to net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited of $104.9 million, or $0.98 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2019. Adjusted net loss attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited (2) was $377.9 million, or $3.54 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2020, compared to adjusted net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited of $172.6 million, or $1.61 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2019.

Adjusted Property EBITDA was $(5.3) million for the first quarter of 2020, which includes the impact of $75.7 million of expense accrued during the quarter related to our commitment to pay salary, tips and benefits continuation for all of our U.S. employees for the period from 1 April through 15 May 2020. Adjusted Property EBITDA was $494.8 million for the first quarter of 2019. Adjusted Property EBITDA decreased $212.4 million, $144.7 million, and $130.4 million at Wynn Palace, Wynn Macau, and our Las Vegas Operations, respectively. Adjusted Property EBITDA from Encore Boston Harbor was $(12.6) million.

The Company also announced today that it has suspended its quarterly dividend program due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Macau Operations

Our casino operations at Wynn Palace and Wynn Macau were closed for a 15-day period in February 2020 and resumed operations on a reduced basis on February 20, 2020. Our casinos’ operations have since been fully restored; however, certain public health safeguards, such as traveler quarantines, limiting the number of seats per table game, slot machine spacing, temperature checks, mask protection, and health declarations remain in effect at the present time. We are currently unable to determine when these measures will be lifted.

Wynn Palace

Operating revenues from Wynn Palace Cotai were $259.5 million for the first quarter of 2020, a 64.3% decrease from $726.6 million for the first quarter of 2019. Adjusted Property EBITDA from Wynn Palace was $10.2 million for the first quarter of 2020, a 95.4% decrease from $222.6 million for the first quarter of 2019. VIP table games win as a percentage of turnover was 2.91%, within the property's expected range of 2.7% to 3.0% and below the 3.91% experienced in the first quarter of 2019. Table games win percentage in mass market operations was 27.5%, above the 24.2% experienced in the first quarter of 2019.

Wynn Macau

Operating revenues from Wynn Macau were $229.5 million for the first quarter of 2020, a 56.2% decrease from $523.9 million for the first quarter of 2019. Adjusted Property EBITDA was $19.2 million for the first quarter of 2020, a 88.3% decrease from $163.9 million for the first quarter of 2019. VIP Table games win as a percentage of turnover was 4.14%, above the 2.90% experienced in the first quarter of 2019. Table games win percentage in mass market operations was 20.4%, slightly above the 19.6% experienced in the first quarter of 2019.

Las Vegas Operations

Wynn Las Vegas ceased all operations and closed to the public on 17 March 2020, and will remain closed until authorized to re-open under U.S. and state government directives. Operating revenues from our Las Vegas Operations were $323.8 million for the first quarter of 2020, a 19.3% decrease from $401.0 million for the first quarter of 2019. Adjusted Property EBITDA from our Las Vegas Operations for the first quarter of 2020 was $(22.1) million, which includes the impact of $56.4 million of expense accrued during the quarter related to our commitment to pay salary, tips, and benefits continuation for all of our U.S. employees for the period from April 1 through May 15, 2020. Adjusted Property EBITDA from our Las Vegas Operations was $108.3 million for the first quarter of 2019. Table games win percentage was 19.9%, below the property's expected range of 22% to 26% and below the 27.6% experienced in the first quarter of 2019.

Encore Boston Harbor

On 23 June 2019, the Company opened Encore Boston Harbor, an integrated resort in Everett, Massachusetts. Encore Boston Harbor ceased all operations and closed to the public on March 15, 2020, and will remain closed until authorized to re-open under U.S. and state government directives. Encore Boston Harbor's operating revenues were $140.9 million for the first quarter of 2020. Adjusted Property EBITDA from Encore Boston Harbor for the first quarter of 2020 was $(12.6) million, which includes the impact of $19.3 million of expense accrued during the quarter related to our commitment to pay salary, tips, and benefits continuation for all of our U.S. employees for the period from April 1 through May 15, 2020. Table games win percentage was 20.8%, slightly above the property's expected range of 16% to 20%.

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