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Golden Entertainment announces record revenue for 2021

18 February 2022

PRESS RELEASE -- Golden Entertainment today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended 31 December 2021.

Blake Sartini, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Golden Entertainment, commented, “Our strong fourth quarter results concluded a record year for Golden, as we successfully navigated challenges to our operations throughout 2021. The improved performance across our diverse operations drove our total annual revenue to over $1 billion for the first time in history with full year Adjusted EBITDA growing to $292 million, almost 60% higher than full year 2019. For 2022, we are focused on maximizing our operating performance and cash flow which will position the Company to refinance its existing indebtedness and accelerate returning capital to shareholders.”

Consolidated Results

The Company’s 2021 fourth quarter revenues of $282.0 million rose 37% from $205.6 million for the 2020 fourth quarter. Net income for the 2021 fourth quarter was $19.1 million, or $0.59 per fully diluted share, compared to a net loss of $18.5 million, or a loss of $0.66 per share, for the 2020 fourth quarter. Adjusted EBITDA was $67.8 million for the 2021 fourth quarter, a 72% increase from Adjusted EBITDA of $39.4 million for the 2020 fourth quarter. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 24% for the 2021 fourth quarter compared to 19% for the 2020 fourth quarter.

Full year 2021 revenues of $1.1 billion rose 58% from $694.2 million for the 2020 full year. Adjusted EBITDA of $291.7 million for the 2021 full year, represents a 165% increase compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $110.3 million for the 2020 full year. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 27% for the 2021 full year compared to 16% for the 2020 full year.

During the 2021 fourth quarter, the Company updated its segment reporting and now presents results of its operations through four reportable segments:

Nevada Casino Resorts: comprised of The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod, Aquarius Casino Resort and Edgewater Casino Resort, as well as Colorado Belle Casino Resort, whose operations remain closed.

Nevada Locals Casinos: comprised of Arizona Charlie's Boulder, Arizona Charlie's Decatur, Gold Town Casino - Pahrump, Lakeside Casino & RV Park and Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Gambling Hall.

Maryland Casino Resort: comprised of the Rocky Gap Casino Resort.

Distributed Gaming: comprised of all of the Company’s distributed gaming operations in Nevada and Montana including its branded taverns in Nevada.

Nevada Casino Resorts

Revenues for Nevada Casino Resorts were $104.5 million for the 2021 fourth quarter compared to $64.5 million for the 2020 fourth quarter. Adjusted EBITDA was $36.6 million compared to $14.9 million for the 2020 fourth quarter. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 35% for the 2021 fourth quarter compared to 23% for the 2020 fourth quarter.

Full year 2021 revenues for Nevada Casino Resorts were $389.7 million compared to $250.6 million in 2020. Full year 2021 Adjusted EBITDA was $149.1 million compared to $57.5 million in 2020. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 38% in 2021 compared to 23% in 2020.

Nevada Locals Casinos

Revenues for Nevada Locals Casinos were $39.7 million for the 2021 fourth quarter compared to $33.1 million for the 2020 fourth quarter. Adjusted EBITDA was $18.8 million compared to $14.2 million for the 2020 fourth quarter. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 47% for the 2021 fourth compared to 43% for the 2020 fourth quarter.

Full year 2021 revenues for Nevada Locals Casinos were $159.9 million compared to $113.0 million in 2020. Full year 2021 Adjusted EBITDA was $80.0 million compared to $45.6 million in 2020. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 50% compared to 40% in 2020.

Maryland Casino Resort

Revenues for Maryland Casino Resort were $19.2 million for the 2021 fourth quarter compared to $15.0 million for the 2020 fourth quarter. Adjusted EBITDA was $5.9 million compared to $4.4 million for the 2020 fourth quarter. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 31% for the 2021 fourth quarter compared to 29% for the 2020 fourth quarter.

Full year 2021 revenues for Maryland Casino Resort were $78.2 million compared to $51.6 million in 2020. Full year 2021 Adjusted EBITDA was $26.7 million compared to $15.1 million in 2020. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 34% compared to 29% in 2020.

Distributed Gaming

Revenues for Distributed Gaming were $118.3 million for the 2021 fourth quarter compared to $93.0 million for the 2020 fourth quarter. Adjusted EBITDA was $20.3 million compared to $14.0 million for the 2020 fourth quarter. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 17% for the 2021 fourth quarter compared to 15% for the 2020 fourth quarter.

Full year 2021 revenues for Distributed Gaming were $467.6 million compared to $278.3 million in 2020. Adjusted EBITDA was $87.3 million compared to $27.0 million in 2020. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 19% in 2021 compared to 10% in 2020.

Debt and Liquidity

As of December 31, 2021, the total principal amount of debt outstanding was approximately $1 billion, consisting primarily of $650 million in term loan borrowings outstanding under the Company’s existing credit facility and $375 million of senior unsecured notes. There are no outstanding borrowings under the Company’s $240 million revolving credit facility. The Company repaid $25 million of its outstanding term loan during the quarter and repurchased $10.6 million of its common shares at an average price of $46.87 per share. The Company currently has approximately $40 million remaining under its current share repurchase authorization. As of December 31, 2021, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $220.5 million.

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