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Scientific Games Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results and Announces Intent to Refinance a Portion of its Debt




LAS VEGAS, July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”), today reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017 and announced plans to take advantage of favorable market conditions to refinance a portion of its debt to lower cash interest costs, extend debt maturities, and generally lower its cost of capital.

“Second quarter results represent our seventh quarter of consecutive year-over-year growth, including $169 million of cash flow from operating activities, as a result of ongoing improvements in our gaming, lottery and interactive operations,” said Kevin Sheehan, Chief Executive Officer of Scientific Games. “We achieved year-over-year revenue growth in global gaming machine sales, gaming systems, table products and interactive; as well as in U.S. instant games revenue. In addition, as a result of our improving organizational structure, we increased our AEBITDA margin by 270 basis points.

“Across the Company, we are maintaining a laser focus on executing our strategies and capitalizing on our many opportunities,” Sheehan added. “I am proud of all of our dedicated team members who daily commit themselves to empower our customers with the best gaming and lottery experiences in the world, while remaining focused on delivering our financial goals.”

Michael Quartieri, Chief Financial Officer of Scientific Games, added, “Our focus on innovative new products, continuous process improvement and fiscal discipline have enabled us to grow operating income and cash flow, leading to a reduction in our net debt.  This has resulted in our net debt leverage ratio at June 30, 2017 declining to 6.8 times twelve-month AEBITDA.  With our strengthened performance, we are well positioned to further improve our capital structure and lower our cost of capital.”

GAMING SEGMENT HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2017

 

LOTTERY SEGMENT HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2017

 

INTERACTIVE SEGMENT HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2017

 

LIQUIDITY

 

Earnings Conference Call

Scientific Games executive leadership will host a conference call today, July 24, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. EDT to review the Company’s second quarter results. To access the call live via a listen-only webcast and presentation, please visit scientificgames.com/investors/quarterly-earnings and click on the webcast link under the Investor Information section. To access the call by telephone, please dial: 1 (412) 317-5413 (U.S. and International) and ask to join the Scientific Games Corporation call.  A replay of the webcast will be archived in the Investors section on ScientificGames.com, which is updated regularly with financial and other information about the Company.

About Scientific Games

Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) is a leading developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for the worldwide gaming, lottery and interactive gaming industries. The Company’s portfolio includes gaming machines and game content; casino management systems; table game products and services; instant and draw-based lottery games; lottery systems; lottery content and services; interactive gaming and social casino solutions, as well as other products and services. For more information, please visit www.scientificgames.com, which is updated regularly with financial and other information about the Company. 

COMPANY CONTACTS

Investor Relations:
Bill Pfund +1 702-532-7663
Vice President, Investor Relations
bill.pfund@scientificgames.com

Media Relations:
Susan Cartwright +1 702-532-7981
Vice President, Corporate Communications
susan.cartwright@scientificgames.com

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Forward-Looking Statements

In this press release, Scientific Games makes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements describe future expectations, plans, results or strategies and can often be identified by the use of terminology such as “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “continue,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “target,” “should,” “could,” “potential,” “opportunity,” “goal,” or similar terminology. These statements are based upon management’s current expectations, assumptions and estimates and are not guarantees of timing, future results or performance. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Actual results may differ materially from those contemplated in these statements due to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors, including, among other things: competition; U.S. and international economic and industry conditions, including slow growth of new gaming jurisdictions, slow addition of casinos in existing jurisdictions, and declines in the replacement cycle of gaming machines; ownership changes and consolidation in the gaming industry; opposition to legalized gaming or the expansion thereof; inability to adapt to, and offer products that keep pace with, evolving technology, including any failure of our investment of significant resources in our R&D efforts; inability to develop successful products and services and capitalize on trends and changes in our industries, including the expansion of internet and other forms of interactive gaming; laws and government regulations, including those relating to gaming licenses and environmental laws; dependence upon key providers in our social gaming business; inability to retain or renew, or unfavorable revisions of, existing contracts, and the inability to enter into new contracts; level of our indebtedness, higher interest rates, availability or adequacy of cash flows and liquidity to satisfy indebtedness, other obligations or future cash needs; inability to reduce or refinance our indebtedness; restrictions and covenants in debt agreements, including those that could result in acceleration of the maturity of our indebtedness; protection of our intellectual property, inability to license third party intellectual property, and the intellectual property rights of others; security and integrity of our products and systems and reliance on or failures in information technology and other systems; challenges or disruptions relating to the implementation of a new global enterprise resource planning system; failure to maintain internal control over financial reporting; natural events that disrupt our operations or those of our customers, suppliers or regulators; inability to benefit from, and risks associated with, strategic equity investments and relationships; failure to achieve the intended benefits of our acquisitions; incurrence of restructuring costs; implementation of complex revenue recognition standards or other new accounting standards; changes in estimates or judgments related to our impairment analysis of goodwill or other long-lived assets; fluctuations in our results due to seasonality and other factors; dependence on suppliers and manufacturers; risks relating to foreign operations, including fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, restrictions on the payment of dividends from earnings, restrictions on the import of products and financial instability, including the potential impact to our business resulting from the affirmative vote in the U.K. to withdraw from the EU, and the potential impact to our instant lottery game concession or VLT lease arrangements resulting from the recent economic and political conditions in Greece; changes in tax laws or tax rulings, or the examination of our tax positions; dependence on key employees; litigation and other liabilities relating to our business, including litigation and liabilities relating to our contracts and licenses, our products and systems, our employees (including labor disputes), intellectual property, environmental laws and our strategic relationships; influence of certain stockholders; and stock price volatility.
Additional information regarding risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in forward-looking statements is included from time to time in our filings with the SEC, including the Company’s current reports on Form 8-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its latest annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 3, 2017 (including under the headings “Forward Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors”). Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and, except for Scientific Games’ ongoing obligations under the U.S. federal securities laws, Scientific Games undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company’s management uses the following non-GAAP financial measures in conjunction with GAAP financial measures: AEBITDA, AEBITDA margin, free cash flow, EBITDA from equity investments, net debt and net debt leverage ratio (each, as described more fully below). These non-GAAP financial measures are presented as supplemental disclosures. They should not be considered in isolation of, as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP, and should be read in conjunction with the Company’s financial statements filed with the SEC. The non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company may differ from similarly titled measures presented by other companies.
Specifically, the Company’s management uses AEBITDA to, among other things: (i) monitor and evaluate the performance of the Company’s business operations; (ii) facilitate management’s internal comparisons of the Company’s historical operating performance; and (iii) analyze and evaluate financial and strategic planning decisions regarding future operating investments and operating budgets. In addition, the Company’s management uses AEBITDA and AEBITDA margin to facilitate management’s external comparisons of the Company’s results to the historical operating performance of other companies that may have different capital structures and debt levels. The Company’s management uses EBITDA from equity investments to monitor and evaluate the performance of the Company’s equity investments. The Company’s management uses net debt and net debt leverage ratio in monitoring and evaluating the Company’s overall liquidity, financial flexibility and leverage.
The Company’s management believes that each of these non-GAAP financial measures are useful as they provide investors with information regarding the Company’s financial condition and operating performance that is an integral part of management’s reporting and planning processes. In particular, the Company’s management believes that AEBITDA, both on a consolidated and business segment basis, is helpful because this non-GAAP financial measure eliminates the effects of restructuring, transaction, integration or other items that management believes have less bearing on the Company’s ongoing underlying operating performance. Management believes AEBITDA margin, both on a consolidated and business segment basis, is useful for analysts and investors as this measure allows an evaluation of the performance of our ongoing business operations and provides insight into the cash operating income margins generated from our business, from which capital investments are made and debt is serviced. Moreover, management believes AEBITDA and EBITDA from equity investments are useful to investors because the Company’s Lottery business is also conducted through a number of equity investments, and those measures eliminate financial items from the equity investees’ earnings that management believes have less bearing on the equity investees’ performance. Management believes that free cash flow provides useful information regarding the Company’s liquidity and its ability to service debt and fund investments. Management also believes that free cash flow is useful for investors because it provides them with an important perspective on the cash available for debt repayment and other strategic measures, after making necessary capital investments in property and equipment and necessary license payments to support the Company’s ongoing business operations and taking into account cash flows relating to the Company’s equity investments. Management believes that net debt and net debt leverage ratio are useful for investors in evaluating the Company’s overall liquidity.

AEBITDA

AEBITDA, as used herein, is a non-GAAP financial measure that is presented as supplemental disclosure and is reconciled to net income (loss) as the directly comparable GAAP measure, which is further reconciled to operating income (loss) by business segment, as set forth in the schedules titled “Reconciliation of Net Loss to Attributable EBITDA” below. We also present AEBITDA by business segment in this earnings release. AEBITDA should not be considered in isolation of, as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP, and should be read in conjunction with the Company’s financial statements filed with the SEC. AEBITDA may differ from similarly titled measures presented by other companies.
AEBITDA, as used herein, is reconciled to net income (loss) in the following table and includes our net loss with the following adjustments: (1) interest; (2) income taxes; (3) depreciation and amortization expense and impairment charges (including goodwill impairment charges); (4) restructuring and other, which includes charges or expenses attributable to: (i) employee severance; (ii) management changes; (iii) restructuring and integration; (iv) M&A and other, which includes: (a) M&A transaction costs, (b) purchase accounting, (c) unusual items (including certain legal settlements), and (d) other non-cash items; and (v) cost savings initiatives; and (5) stock-based compensation. In addition to the preceding adjustments, we exclude earnings from equity method investments and add (without duplication) our pro rata share of the EBITDA of our equity investments.
In the third quarter of 2016, we simplified our reconciliation of AEBITDA on a prospective basis. This change does not modify our calculation or definition of AEBITDA or the items that are included as adjustments. This presentation change merely consolidates the amounts previously included in adjustments (4) and (6) above, which were previously reported as two separate line items (“M&A and other charges (incl. purchase accounting)” and “Employee termination and restructuring”), into a single line item (“Restructuring and other”) in order to align with our GAAP financial statement presentation.

AEBITDA Margin

AEBITDA margin, as used herein, represents our AEBITDA (as defined above) for the three- and six-month periods ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, each calculated as a percentage of revenue. AEBITDA margin is a non-GAAP financial measure that is presented as supplemental disclosures for illustrative purposes only and is reconciled to net loss in a schedule below. We also present AEBITDA margin by business segment in this release. These amounts are reconciled to consolidated net income (loss) as the nearest GAAP measure, which is further reconciled to operating income (loss) by operating segment.

Free Cash Flow

Free cash flow, as used herein, represents net cash provided by operating activities less total capital expenditures (which includes lottery and gaming systems expenditures and other intangible assets and software expenditures), less payments on license obligations, less additions to equity investments plus distributions of capital on equity investments. Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure that is presented as supplemental disclosure for illustrative purposes only and is reconciled to net cash provided by operating activities in a schedule below.

EBITDA from Equity Investments

EBITDA from equity investments, as used herein, represents our share of the EBITDA (i.e., earnings (whether or not distributed to us) plus income tax expense, depreciation and amortization expense and interest (income) expense, net of other) of our joint ventures and minority investees. EBITDA from equity investments is a non-GAAP financial measure that is presented as supplemental disclosure for illustrative purposes only and is reconciled to earnings from equity investments in a schedule below.

Net Debt and Net Debt Leverage Ratio

Net debt is defined as total principal face value of debt outstanding less cash and cash equivalents. Net debt leverage ratio, as used herein, represents net debt divided by AEBITDA (as defined above) for the trailing twelve-month period.

 

SOURCE Scientific Games Corporation






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