MGM Growth Properties LLC Reports Second Quarter Financial Results

 

 

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM Growth Properties LLC ("MGP" or the "Company") (NYSE: MGP) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. Net income attributable to MGP Class A shareholders for the quarter was $10.7 million, or $0.18 per dilutive share.

Financial highlights for the second quarter of 2017:

  • Rental revenue was $163.2 million;
  • Net income was $43.9 million, or $0.18 per diluted Operating Partnership unit;
  • Funds From Operations(1) ("FFO") was $114.7 million, or $0.47 per diluted Operating Partnership unit;
  • Adjusted Funds From Operations(2) ("AFFO") was $121.7 million, or $0.50 per diluted Operating Partnership unit;
  • Adjusted EBITDA(3) was $162.7 million; and
  • General and administrative expenses were $2.7 million.

"In the quarter, we celebrated our first anniversary of being a public company and received our first rent escalator under the Master Lease," said James Stewart, CEO of MGM Growth Properties.  "The $12 million increase in annual rent and related increase to AFFO per share allowed us to increase our dividend to $1.58 representing a $0.03 increase from our prior annual dividend rate and a more than 10% increase from our dividend at IPO.  We are encouraged by our ability to sustainably grow the dividend twice in the last year and look forward to future opportunities to continue to grow the dividend."

The following table provides a reconciliation of MGP's net income to FFO, AFFO and Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended June 30, 2017 (in thousands, except unit and per unit amounts):

   
 

Three Months Ended
June 30, 2017

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

 

Net income (loss)

$

43,875

Depreciation

60,227

Property transactions, net

10,587

Funds From Operations

114,689

Amortization and write-off of financing costs and cash flow hedge amortization

3,702

Non-cash compensation expense

362

Net effect of straight-line rent and amortization of deferred revenue

1,611

Acquisition-related expenses

Amortization of above market lease, net

172

Provision for income taxes

1,177

Adjusted Funds From Operations

121,713

Interest income

(881)

Interest expense

44,818

Amortization of financing costs and cash flow hedge amortization

(2,904)

Adjusted EBITDA

$

162,746

   

Weighted average Operating Partnership units outstanding

 

Basic

243,049,694

Diluted

243,216,224

   

Net income per Operating Partnership units outstanding

 

Basic

$

0.18

Diluted

$

0.18

   

FFO per Operating Partnership unit

 

Diluted

$

0.47

AFFO per Operating Partnership unit

 

Diluted

$

0.50

Financial Position

The Company had $376.8 million of cash and cash equivalents as of June 30, 2017. Cash received from rent payments under the master lease for the three months ended June 30, 2017 was $165.4 million.

On July 14, 2017, MGM Growth Properties Operating Partnership LP ("Operating Partnership") made a cash distribution of $96.0 million relating to the second quarter dividend declared with respect to the Operating Partnership units, $73.2 million of which was paid to subsidiaries of MGM Resorts International and $22.8 million was paid to MGP. Simultaneously, MGP paid a cash dividend of $0.3950 per Class A share.

"Since our IPO, we are pleased with what we've accomplished in terms of acquisitions, growth and strengthening the balance sheet," said Andy Chien, CFO of MGM Growth Properties.  "We continue to position the Company and balance sheet for sustainable dividend growth, which we were able to demonstrate this quarter.  The improvement in our term loan B and interest rate swap pricing, further demonstrate that our conservative balance sheet will continue to support the growth of our portfolio and increase shareholder value."

The Company's long-term debt at June 30, 2017 was as follows (in thousands):

 

June 30, 2017

Senior Secured Credit Facility:

 

Term Loan A Facility

$

281,250

Term Loan B Facility

1,826,875

Revolving Credit Facility

5.625% Senior Notes due 2024

1,050,000

4.50% Senior Notes due 2026

500,000

Total principal amount of long-term debt

3,658,125

Less: unamortized debt issuance costs

(56,911)

Total long-term debt, net of unamortized debt issuance costs

$

3,601,214

Conference Call Details

MGP will host a conference call at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time today which will include a brief discussion of these results followed by a question and answer period. The call will be accessible via the Internet through www.mgmgrowthproperties.com under the Investors section or by calling 1-888-317-6003 for domestic callers and 1-412-317-6061 for international callers. The conference call access code is 0924783. A replay of the call will be available through Tuesday, August 15, 2017. The replay may be accessed by dialing 1-877-344-7529 or 1-412-317-0088. The replay access code is 10110339. The call will be archived at www.mgmgrowthproperties.com. In addition, MGP will post supplemental slides today on its website at www.mgmgrowthproperties.com/events-and-presentations for reference during its August 8, 2017 earnings call.

1

Funds From Operations ("FFO") is net income (computed in accordance with U.S. GAAP), excluding gains and losses from sales or disposals of property (presented as property transactions, net), plus real estate depreciation, as defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ("NAREIT").

   

2

Adjusted Funds From Operations ("AFFO") is FFO as adjusted for amortization and write-off of financing costs and cash flow hedge amortization, the net amortization of the above market lease, non-cash compensation expense, acquisition related expenses, provision for income taxes and the net effect of straight-line rents and amortization of deferred revenue.

   

3

Adjusted EBITDA is net income (computed in accordance with U.S. GAAP) as adjusted for gains and losses from sales or disposals of property (presented as property transactions, net), real estate depreciation, interest income, interest expense (including amortization financing costs and cash flow hedge amortization), write-off of financing costs, the net amortization of the above market lease, non-cash compensation expense, acquisition related expenses, provision for income taxes and the net effect of straight-line rents and amortization of deferred revenue.

FFO, FFO per unit, AFFO, AFFO per unit and Adjusted EBITDA are supplemental performance measures that have not been prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP") that management believes are useful to investors in comparing operating and financial results between periods. Management believes that this is especially true since these measures exclude real estate depreciation and amortization expense and management believes that real estate values fluctuate based on market conditions rather than depreciating in value ratably on a straight-line basis over time. The Company believes such a presentation also provides investors with a meaningful measure of the Company's operating results in comparison to the operating results of other REITs. Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors to further supplement AFFO and FFO and to provide investors a performance metric which excludes interest expense. In addition to non-cash items, the Company adjusts AFFO and Adjusted EBITDA for acquisition-related expenses. While we do not label these expenses as non-recurring, infrequent or unusual, management believes that it is helpful to adjust for these expenses when they do occur to allow for comparability of results between periods because each acquisition is (and will be) of varying size and complexity and may involve different types of expenses depending on the type of property being acquired and from whom. This revision to such calculations had no significant impact on our AFFO and Adjusted EBITDA as reported in prior periods.

FFO, FFO per unit, AFFO, AFFO per unit and Adjusted EBITDA do not represent cash flow from operations as defined by U.S. GAAP, should not be considered as an alternative to net income as defined by U.S. GAAP and are not indicative of cash available to fund all cash flow needs. Investors are also cautioned that FFO, FFO per unit, AFFO, AFFO per unit and Adjusted EBITDA as presented, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other REITs due to the fact that not all real estate companies use the same definitions.

Reconciliations of net income (loss) to FFO, AFFO and Adjusted EBITDA are included in this release.

About MGM Growth Properties

MGM Growth Properties LLC (NYSE:MGP) is one of the leading publicly traded real estate investment trusts engaged in the acquisition, ownership and leasing of large-scale destination entertainment and leisure resorts, whose diverse amenities include casino gaming, hotel, convention, dining, entertainment and retail offerings. MGP currently owns a portfolio of properties acquired from MGM Resorts, consisting of ten premier destination resorts in Las Vegas and elsewhere across the United States and one dining and entertainment complex which opened in April 2016. As of December 31, 2016, these properties collectively comprise 27,233 hotel rooms, over 2.6 million convention square footage, over 100 retail outlets, over 200 food and beverage outlets and over 20 entertainment venues. As a growth-oriented public real estate entity, MGP expects its relationship with MGM Resorts and other entertainment providers to attractively position MGP for the acquisition of additional properties across the entertainment, hospitality and leisure industries that MGM Resorts or other entertainment providers may develop in the future. For more information about MGP, visit the Company's website at http://www.mgmgrowthproperties.com.

This release includes "forward-looking" statements and "safe harbor statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and/or uncertainties, including those described in MGP's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. MGP has based forward-looking statements on management's current expectations and assumptions and not on historical facts. Examples of these statements include, but are not limited to, MGP's expectations regarding its ability to further grow its dividend and drive shareholder value. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements include risks related to MGP's ability to receive, or delays in obtaining, any regulatory approvals required to own its properties, or other delays or impediments to completing MGP's planned acquisitions or projects, including any acquisitions of properties from MGM; the ultimate timing and outcome of any planned acquisitions or projects; MGP's ability to maintain its status as a REIT; the availability of and the ability to identify suitable and attractive acquisition and development opportunities and the ability to acquire and lease those properties on favorable terms; MGP's ability to access capital through debt and equity markets in amounts and at rates and costs acceptable to MGP; changes in the U.S. tax law and other state, federal or local laws, whether or not specific to REITs or to the gaming or lodging industries; and other factors described in MGP's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In providing forward-looking statements, MGP is not undertaking any duty or obligation to update these statements publicly as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. If MGP updates one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that it will make additional updates with respect to those other forward-looking statements.

MGM GROWTH PROPERTIES LLC

CONDENSED COMBINED AND CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 
 

Three Months Ended June
30,

 

Six Months Ended June
30,

 

2017

 

2016

 

2017

 

2016

Revenues

             

Rental revenue

$

163,177

 

$

101,253

 

$

326,354

 

$

101,253

Tenant reimbursements and other

21,279

 

9,650

 

42,001

 

9,650

 

184,456

 

110,903

 

368,355

 

110,903

Expenses

             

Depreciation

60,227

 

53,123

 

121,911

 

104,600

Property transactions, net

10,587

 

335

 

17,442

 

1,209

Property taxes

20,642

 

13,305

 

41,129

 

26,541

Property insurance

 

559

 

 

2,943

Amortization of above market lease, net

172

 

 

343

 

Acquisition-related expenses

 

599

 

 

599

General and administrative

2,661

 

3,789

 

5,341

 

3,789

 

94,289

 

71,710

 

186,166

 

139,681

Operating income (loss)

90,167

 

39,193

 

182,189

 

(28,778)

Non-operating income (expense)

             

Interest income

881

 

 

1,559

 

Interest expense

(44,818)

 

(29,475)

 

(89,454)

 

(29,475)

Other non-operating

(1,178)

 

(72)

 

(1,312)

 

(72)

 

(45,115)

 

(29,547)

 

(89,207)

 

(29,547)

Income (loss) before income taxes

45,052

 

9,646

 

92,982

 

(58,325)

Provision for income taxes

(1,177)

 

 

(2,415)

 

Net income (loss)

43,875

 

9,646

 

90,567

 

(58,325)

Less: Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

(33,195)

 

(2,693)

 

(68,539)

 

65,278

Net income attributable to Class A shareholders

$

10,680

 

$

6,953

 

$

22,028

 

$

6,953

               

Weighted average Class A shares outstanding:

             

Basic

57,687,558

 

57,500,000

 

57,596,223

 

57,500,000

Diluted

57,854,088

 

57,739,166

 

57,818,511

 

57,739,166

               

Net income per share attributable to Class A shareholders:

             

Basic

$

0.19

 

$

0.12

 

$

0.38

 

$

0.12

Diluted

$

0.18

 

$

0.12

 

$

0.38

 

$

0.12

 

MGM GROWTH PROPERTIES LLC

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 
 

June 30, 2017

 

December 31, 2016

ASSETS

Real estate investments, net

$

8,957,622

 

$

9,079,678

Cash and cash equivalents

376,842

 

360,492

Tenant and other receivables, net

4,166

 

9,503

Prepaid expenses and other assets

8,819

 

10,906

Above market lease, asset

45,374

 

46,161

Total assets

$

9,392,823

 

$

9,506,740

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Liabilities

     

Debt, net

$

3,601,214

 

$

3,621,942

Due to MGM Resorts International and affiliates

233

 

166

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

8,829

 

10,478

Above market lease, liability

47,513

 

47,957

Accrued interest

17,580

 

26,137

Dividend payable

95,995

 

94,109

Deferred revenue

88,747

 

72,322

Deferred income taxes, net

25,368

 

25,368

Total liabilities

3,885,479

 

3,898,479

Commitments and contingencies

     

Shareholders' equity

     

Class A shares: no par value, authorized 1,000,000,000 shares, issued and outstanding 57,664,149 and 57,500,000 shares

 

Additional paid-in capital

1,370,370

 

1,363,130

Accumulated deficit

(56,914)

 

(29,758)

Accumulated other comprehensive income

(680)

 

445

Total Class A shareholders' equity

1,312,776

 

1,333,817

Noncontrolling interest

4,194,568

 

4,274,444

Total shareholders' equity

5,507,344

 

5,608,261

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

9,392,823

 

$

9,506,740

 


 

 

 

For further information: Investment Community, ANDY CHIEN, Chief Financial Officer, MGM Growth Properties LLC, (702) 669-1470; News Media, (702) 669-1480 or media@mgpreit.com

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