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Wynn Resorts reports Q4 and year end 2011 results

3 February 2012

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Wynn Resorts, Limited (Nasdaq: WYNN) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011.

Net revenues for the year ended 2011 increased 25.9% to $5,269.8 million, compared to $4,184.7 million in 2010. The revenue increase was driven by a 31.2% increase in revenues from our Macau Operations and a 14.2% revenue increase from our Las Vegas Operations. Adjusted property EBITDA (1) in 2011 increased 40.6% to $1,635.3 million, compared to $1,163.0 million for the year ended 2010. The EBITDA increase was driven by a 34.0% increase in EBITDA from our Macau Operations and a 62.4% increase from our Las Vegas Operations.

Net revenues for the fourth quarter of 2011 were $1,343.9 million, compared to $1,237.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. The revenue increase was driven by a 9.1% increase in revenues from our Macau Operations and a 7.2% revenue increase from our Las Vegas Operations. Adjusted property EBITDA was $402.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to $365.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. The EBITDA increase was driven by a 5.5% increase from our Macau Operations and a 30.3% increase from our Las Vegas Operations.

On a US GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) basis, net income attributable to Wynn Resorts for the year ended 2011 was $613.4 million, or $4.88 per diluted share, compared to net income attributable to Wynn Resorts of $160.1 million, or $1.29 per diluted share in 2010. Adjusted net income attributable to Wynn Resorts in 2011 was $701.1 million, or $5.58 per diluted share (adjusted EPS)(2) compared to an adjusted net income attributable to Wynn Resorts of $261.0 million, or $2.11 per diluted share in 2010.

On a US GAAP basis, net income attributable to Wynn Resorts for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $190.5 million, or $1.52 per diluted share, compared to a net income attributable to Wynn Resorts of $114.2 million, or $0.91 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2010. Adjusted net income attributable to Wynn Resorts in the fourth quarter of 2011 was $194.4 million, or $1.55 per diluted share (adjusted EPS) compared to an adjusted net income attributable to Wynn Resorts of $113.7 million, or $0.91 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Wynn Resorts also announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a cash dividend for the quarter of $0.50 per common share. This dividend will be payable on March 1, 2012, to stockholders of record on February 16, 2012.

Macau Operations

In the fourth quarter of 2011, net revenues were $995.5 million, a 9.1% increase from the $912.1 million generated in the fourth quarter of 2010. Adjusted property EBITDA in the fourth quarter of 2011 was $313.1 million, up 5.5% from $296.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Table games results in Macau are segregated into two distinct reporting categories, the VIP segment and the mass market segment.

Table games turnover in the VIP segment was $29.7 billion for the fourth quarter of 2011, a 7.3% increase from $27.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2010. VIP table games win as a percentage of turnover (calculated before discounts and commissions) for the quarter was 3.18%, above the expected range of 2.7% to 3.0% and slightly higher than the 3.15% experienced in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Table games drop in the mass market category was $692.3 million during the period, a 4.4% increase from $663.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. Mass market table games win percentage (calculated before discounts) of 30.4% was higher than our revised range of 26% to 28% and above the 26.0% generated in the 2010 quarter.

Slot machine handle increased 12.2% to $1.3 billion as compared to the prior year quarter. Win per unit per day was 23.2% higher at $749, compared to $608 in the fourth quarter of 2010.

We achieved an Average Daily Rate (ADR) of $322 for the fourth quarter of 2011, 6.3% above the $303 reported in the 2010 quarter. The property’s occupancy was 94.2%, compared to 92.3% during the prior year period, and revenue per available room (REVPAR) was $304 in the 2011 quarter, 8.6% above the $280 reported in the prior year quarter.

Gross non-casino revenues increased 14.6% during the quarter to $106.0 million, driven by strong performance from all non-casino segments.

We currently have 504 tables (295 VIP tables, 198 mass market tables and 11 poker tables) and 930 slot machines.

We continue to work on the final project scope, timeline and budget for our Cotai project.

Las Vegas Operations

For the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011, net revenues were $348.4 million, 7.2% higher than in the fourth quarter of 2010. Adjusted property EBITDA of $89.1 million was up 30.3% versus the $68.3 million generated in the comparable period in 2010. EBITDA margin on net revenues was 25.6% in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to 21.0% in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Net casino revenues in the fourth quarter of 2011 were $145.8 million, up 4.7% from the fourth quarter of 2010. Table games drop was $594.5 million, compared to drop of $564.8 million in the 2010 quarter and table games win percentage of 23.3% was within the property’s expected range of 21% to 24% and higher than the 22.5% reported in the 2010 quarter. Slot machine handle of $660.1 million was 5.4% below the comparable period of 2010, however net slot win was up 0.9% due to better hold in the 2011 quarter.

Gross non-casino revenues for the quarter were $246.6 million, a 6.8% increase from the fourth quarter of 2010, driven by higher revenues across all non-gaming segments.

Room revenues were up 11.7% to $85.3 million during the quarter, versus $76.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. Average Daily Rate (ADR) was up 6.3% to $250 while occupancy of 79.1% was below the 81.8% experienced in the fourth quarter of 2010. Revenue per available room (REVPAR) was $197 in the 2011 quarter, 2.6% above the $192 reported in the prior year quarter. During the fourth quarter of 2011, we had 1.0% of the rooms out due to renovations while we had 9.0% of the rooms out due to renovations in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Food and beverage revenues increased 5.3% to $103.2 million, retail revenues were $22.3 million in the quarter, 1.7% above last year’s levels, and entertainment revenues increased 2.5% to $20.7 million from the fourth quarter of 2010.

Balance Sheet and other

Our total cash balance at December 31, 2011 was $1.3 billion. Total debt outstanding at the end of the year was $3.2 billion, including $2.6 billion of Wynn Las Vegas debt and $628 million of Wynn Macau debt.

For the three months and the year ended December 31, 2011, we recorded an income tax benefit. Such benefit primarily resulted from an increase in our U.S. deferred tax asset related to foreign tax credits and a decrease in our liability for uncertain foreign tax positions as the result of the statute of limitations lapse.

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