Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024.

Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming, said: “After a record 2023, the first quarter of 2024 was a challenging start to the year. Severe winter weather had a significant impact on our Midwest & South segment early in the quarter while we also experienced increased competitive pressures in the Las Vegas Locals market. However, throughout our business, many of the positive trends from the fourth quarter continued into the new year. By focusing on our disciplined operating and marketing strategies, we have been able to maintain strong operating margins. Additionally, our significant cash flows and strong balance sheet allow us to continue returning capital to our shareholders through our ongoing share repurchases and quarterly dividend programs. Looking ahead, we remain confident in our ability to successfully navigate the current environment and deliver value to our shareholders.”

Boyd Gaming reported first-quarter 2024 revenues of $960.5 million versus $964.0 million in the first quarter of 2023. The Company reported net income of $136.5 million, or $1.40 per share, for the first quarter of 2024, compared to $199.7 million, or $1.93 per share, for the year-ago period.

Total Adjusted EBITDAR(1) was $330.5 million in the first quarter of 2024 versus $367.1 million in the first quarter of 2023. Adjusted Earnings(1) for the first quarter of 2024 were $147.3 million, or $1.51 per share, compared to $177.4 million, or $1.71 per share, for the same period in 2023.

(1)

See footnotes at the end of the release for additional information relative to non-GAAP financial measures.

Operations Review

During the quarter, our Las Vegas Locals segment faced comparisons to record results in the prior year as well as competitive pressures in the Las Vegas Locals market. The Downtown Las Vegas segment also had challenging year-over-year comparisons as well as reduced pedestrian traffic in downtown Las Vegas. Results in the Midwest & South segment were impacted by severe winter weather in January. However, revenue growth resumed in February and March in the Midwest & South segment with increased play from core customers, stable retail play and growth in non-gaming revenues.

The Online segment matched last year’s strong Adjusted EBITDAR performance, as FanDuel continues as the nation’s leading online sports-betting company. Managed & Other benefitted from strong results at Sky River Casino in northern California, which continues to generate year-over-year growth more than 18 months after its opening.

Dividend and Share Repurchase Update

Boyd Gaming paid a quarterly cash dividend of $0.17 per share on April 15, 2024, as previously announced.

As part of its ongoing share repurchase program, the Company repurchased $105 million in shares of its common stock during the first quarter of 2024. As of March 31, 2024, the Company had approximately $221 million remaining under the current share repurchase authorization.

Balance Sheet Statistics

As of March 31, 2024, Boyd Gaming had cash on hand of $283.5 million, and total debt of $2.9 billion.

Conference Call Information

Boyd Gaming will host a conference call to discuss its first-quarter 2024 results today, April 25, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern. The conference call number is (800) 549-8228, passcode 80074. Please join up to 15 minutes in advance to ensure you are connected prior to the start of the call.

The conference call will also be available live on the Internet at https://investors.boydgaming.com, or https://events.q4inc.com/attendee/855004866.

A replay will be available by dialing (888) 660-6264 today, April 25, after the conclusion of the call, and continuing through May 2. The passcode for the replay will be 80074#. The replay will also be available at https://investors.boydgaming.com.

BOYD GAMING CORPORATION CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)  

Three Months Ended

March 31,

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

2024

 

 

 

2023

 

Revenues Gaming

$

634,131

 

$

664,308

 

Food & beverage

 

72,639

 

 

71,584

 

Room

 

48,947

 

 

50,065

 

Online

 

146,170

 

 

122,863

 

Management fee

 

22,245

 

 

20,030

 

Other

 

36,389

 

 

35,116

 

Total revenues

 

960,521

 

 

963,966

 

Operating costs and expenses Gaming

 

245,686

 

 

249,795

 

Food & beverage

 

61,957

 

 

59,329

 

Room

 

18,712

 

 

17,120

 

Online

 

125,475

 

 

102,005

 

Other

 

12,913

 

 

11,567

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

108,184

 

 

100,319

 

Master lease rent expense (a)

 

27,235

 

 

26,828

 

Maintenance and utilities

 

34,744

 

 

36,026

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

62,913

 

 

61,560

 

Corporate expense

 

29,385

 

 

28,655

 

Project development, preopening and writedowns

 

3,021

 

 

(18,874

)

Impairment of assets

 

10,500

 

 

4,537

 

Other operating items, net

 

411

 

 

220

 

Total operating costs and expenses

 

741,136

 

 

679,087

 

Operating income

 

219,385

 

 

284,879

 

Other expense (income) Interest income

 

(446

)

 

(18,145

)

Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized

 

42,309

 

 

43,866

 

Other, net

 

50

 

 

104

 

Total other expense, net

 

41,913

 

 

25,825

 

Income before income taxes

 

177,472

 

 

259,054

 

Income tax provision

 

(40,999

)

 

(59,323

)

Net income

$

136,473

 

$

199,731

 

  Basic net income per common share

$

1.40

 

$

1.93

 

Weighted average basic shares outstanding

 

97,434

 

 

103,620

 

  Diluted net income per common share

$

1.40

 

$

1.93

 

Weighted average diluted shares outstanding

 

97,479

 

 

103,672

 

(a) Rent expense incurred by those properties subject to a master lease with a real estate investment trust.

BOYD GAMING CORPORATION SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income (Unaudited)  

Three Months Ended

March 31,

(In thousands)

 

2024

 

 

 

2023

 

Total Revenues by Segment Las Vegas Locals

$

225,622

 

$

240,270

 

Downtown Las Vegas

 

53,531

 

 

56,557

 

Midwest & South

 

500,766

 

 

512,173

 

Online

 

146,170

 

 

122,863

 

Managed & Other

 

34,432

 

 

32,103

 

Total revenues

$

960,521

 

$

963,966

 

  Adjusted EBITDAR by Segment Las Vegas Locals

$

110,438

 

$

126,160

 

Downtown Las Vegas

 

17,815

 

 

22,367

 

Midwest & South

 

180,994

 

 

198,684

 

Online

 

20,476

 

 

20,623

 

Managed & Other

 

24,781

 

 

21,551

 

Corporate expense, net of share-based compensation expense (a)

 

(24,018

)

 

(22,239

)

Adjusted EBITDAR

 

330,486

 

 

367,146

 

Master lease rent expense (b)

 

(27,235

)

 

(26,828

)

Adjusted EBITDA

 

303,251

 

 

340,318

 

  Other operating costs and expenses Deferred rent

 

161

 

 

177

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

62,913

 

 

61,560

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

6,860

 

 

7,819

 

Project development, preopening and writedowns

 

3,021

 

 

(18,874

)

Impairment of assets

 

10,500

 

 

4,537

 

Other operating items, net

 

411

 

 

220

 

Total other operating costs and expenses

 

83,866

 

 

55,439

 

Operating income

 

219,385

 

 

284,879

 

Other expense (income) Interest income

 

(446

)

 

(18,145

)

Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized

 

42,309

 

 

43,866

 

Other, net

 

50

 

 

104

 

Total other expense, net

 

41,913

 

 

25,825

 

Income before income taxes

 

177,472

 

 

259,054

 

Income tax provision

 

(40,999

)

 

(59,323

)

Net income

$

136,473

 

$

199,731

 

  (a) Reconciliation of corporate expense:  

Three Months Ended

March 31,

(In thousands)

 

2024

 

 

2023

 

Corporate expense as reported on Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

$

29,385

 

$

28,655

 

Corporate share-based compensation expense

 

(5,367

)

 

(6,416

)

Corporate expense, net, as reported on the above table

$

24,018

 

$

22,239

 

(b) Rent expense incurred by those properties subject to a master lease with a real estate investment trust.

BOYD GAMING CORPORATION

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Earnings and Net Income Per Share to Adjusted Earnings Per Share (Unaudited)  

Three Months Ended

March 31,

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

2024

 

 

 

2023

 

Net income

$

136,473

 

$

199,731

 

Pretax adjustments: Project development, preopening and writedowns

 

3,021

 

 

(18,874

)

Impairment of assets

10,500

4,537

Other operating items, net

 

411

 

 

220

 

Interest income (a)

 

 

 

(14,315

)

Other, net

 

50

 

 

104

 

Total adjustments

 

13,982

 

 

(28,328

)

  Income tax effect for above adjustments

 

(3,182

)

 

6,030

 

Adjusted earnings

$

147,273

 

$

177,433

 

  Net income per share, diluted

$

1.40

 

$

1.93

 

Pretax adjustments: Project development, preopening and writedowns

 

0.03

 

 

(0.18

)

Impairment of assets

 

0.11

 

 

0.04

 

Other operating items, net

 

 

 

 

Interest income (a)

 

 

 

(0.14

)

Other, net

 

 

 

 

Total adjustments

 

0.14

 

 

(0.28

)

  Income tax effect for above adjustments

 

(0.03

)

 

0.06

 

Adjusted earnings per share, diluted

$

1.51

 

$

1.71

 

  Weighted average diluted shares outstanding

 

97,479

 

 

103,672

 

(a) Adjustment to the expected losses for interest on note receivable.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Our financial presentations include the following non-GAAP financial measures:

  • EBITDA: earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization,
  • Adjusted EBITDA: EBITDA adjusted for deferred rent, share-based compensation expense, project development, preopening and writedown expenses, impairments of assets, other operating items, net, gain or loss on early extinguishments and modifications of debt and other items, net, as applicable,
  • EBITDAR: EBITDA further adjusted for rent expense associated with master leases with a real estate investment trust,
  • Adjusted EBITDAR: Adjusted EBITDA further adjusted for rent expense associated with master leases with a real estate investment trust,
  • Adjusted Earnings: net income before project development, preopening and writedown expenses, impairments of assets, other operating items, net, gain or loss on early extinguishments and modifications of debt, adjustments to the expected losses for interest on note receivable, the release of valuation allowances on deferred tax assets and other non-recurring adjustments, net, as applicable, and,
  • Adjusted Earnings Per Share (Adjusted EPS): Adjusted Earnings divided by weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

Collectively, we refer to these and other non-GAAP financial measures as the “Non-GAAP Measures.”

The Non-GAAP Measures are commonly used measures of performance in our industry that we believe, when considered with measures calculated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP), provide our investors with a more complete understanding of our operating results and facilitates comparisons between us and our competitors. We provide this information to investors to enable them to perform comparisons of our past, present and future operating results and as a means to evaluate the results of core on-going operations. We have historically reported these measures to our investors and believe that the continued inclusion of the Non-GAAP Measures provides consistency in our financial reporting. We also believe this information is useful to investors in allowing greater transparency related to significant measures used by our management in their financial and operational decision-making, their evaluation of total company and individual property performance, in the evaluation of incentive compensation and in the annual budget process. Management also uses Non-GAAP Measures in the evaluation of potential acquisitions and dispositions. We believe these measures continue to be used by investors in their assessment of our operating performance and the valuation of our company.

The use of Non-GAAP Measures has certain limitations. Our presentation of the Non-GAAP Measures may be different from the presentation used by other companies and therefore comparability may be limited. While excluded from certain of the Non-GAAP Measures, depreciation and amortization expense, interest expense, income taxes and other items have been and will be incurred. Each of these items should also be considered in the overall evaluation of our results. Additionally, the Non-GAAP Measures do not consider capital expenditures and other investing activities and should not be considered as a measure of our liquidity. We compensate for these limitations by providing the relevant disclosure of our depreciation and amortization, interest and income taxes, capital expenditures and other items both in our reconciliations to the historical GAAP financial measures and in our consolidated financial statements, all of which should be considered when evaluating our performance. We do not provide a reconciliation of forward-looking Non-GAAP Measures to the corresponding forward-looking GAAP measure due to our inability to project special charges and certain expenses.

The Non-GAAP Measures are to be used in addition to and in conjunction with results presented in accordance with GAAP. The Non-GAAP Measures should not be considered as an alternative to net income, operating income, or any other operating performance measure prescribed by GAAP, nor should these measures be relied upon to the exclusion of GAAP financial measures. The Non-GAAP Measures reflect additional ways of viewing our operations that we believe, when viewed with our GAAP results and the reconciliations to the corresponding historical GAAP financial measures, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting our business than could be obtained absent this disclosure. Management strongly encourages investors to review our financial information in its entirety and not to rely on a single financial measure.

Forward-looking Statements and Company Information

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements contain words such as “may,” “will,” “might,” “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “could,” “would,” “estimate,” “continue,” “pursue,” or the negative thereof or comparable terminology, and may include (without limitation) information regarding the Company's expectations, goals or intentions regarding future performance. In addition, forward-looking statements in this press release, as well as in our earnings conference call remarks, include statements regarding continued growth in visitation and spending among the Company’s core customers, the Company’s views that it will be able to drive continued revenue and EBITDAR growth throughout its business, the impacts of COVID-19 on the Company, the Company’s operating strategy, the Company’s confidence in its long-term growth trajectory, and the Company’s plans with respect to share repurchases and returning capital to shareholders. Forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from those discussed in any such statement. Risks also include fluctuations in the Company's operating results; the political climate and its effects on consumer spending and its impact on the travel industry; the state of the economy and its effect on consumer spending; the impact and effects of the local economies in the markets where the Company operates; the receipt of legislative, and other state, federal and local approvals for the Company's development projects; developments in legalization of online gaming, the Company's ability to operate online gaming profitably, or otherwise; consumer reaction to fluctuations in the stock market and economic factors; the effects of events adversely impacting the economy or the regions from which the Company draws a significant percentage of its customers; competition; litigation; financial community and rating agency perceptions of the Company; changes in laws and regulations, weather, regulation, economic, credit and capital market conditions; and the effects of war, terrorist or similar activity. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ are discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” and in other sections of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and in the Company's other current and periodic reports filed from time to time with the SEC. All forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date hereof, based on information available to the Company as of the date hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

About Boyd Gaming

Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading geographically diversified operator of 28 gaming entertainment properties in 10 states, manager of a tribal casino in northern California, and owner and operator of Boyd Interactive, a B2B and B2C online casino gaming business. The Company is also a strategic partner and 5% equity owner of FanDuel Group, the nation's leading sports-betting operator. With one of the most experienced leadership teams in the casino industry, Boyd Gaming prides itself on offering guests an outstanding entertainment experience and memorable customer service. Through a long-standing company philosophy called Caring the Boyd Way, Boyd Gaming is committed to advancing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives that positively impact the Company's stakeholders and communities. For additional Company information and press releases, visit https://investors.boydgaming.com.

Financial Contact: Josh Hirsberg (702) 792-7234 joshhirsberg@boydgaming.com

Media Contact: David Strow (702) 792-7386 davidstrow@boydgaming.com

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