Las Vegas-based gaming company Golden Entertainment has announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2021.

Blake Sartini, Chairman and CEO of Golden Entertainment, said: “Our second quarter operating results demonstrated improvement over our first quarter, as we generated record quarterly levels of revenue, net income and Adjusted EBITDA. These results highlight strong levels of visitation and spend at all of our properties, including The STRAT, combined with the margin improvement we have sustained over the last twelve months.

“During the quarter, we deployed cash generated from operations to repay over $50 million of outstanding debt obligations including $47 million of our term loan. After the quarter ended, we received a $60 million cash payment from Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (Caesars) related to their acquisition of William Hill and have the potential to receive up to an additional $15 million payment from Caesars depending on the sale value for William Hill’s UK business. We appreciate our longstanding relationship with William Hill and look forward to their continued operation of the sportsbooks in our Nevada casinos. After receiving the payment from Caesars, our pro forma LTM net leverage ratio is 3.8x and we expect to continue to reduce our leverage through the end of the year which will provide additional strategic flexibility and position us to return capital to our shareholders.”

Consolidated Results

The Company reported revenue of $292.5 million in the second quarter of 2021 compared to $76.0 million in Q2 2020. Net income for Q2 2021 was $103.0 million, or $3.26 per fully diluted share, compared to a net loss of $78.6 million, or a loss of $2.80 per share, in Q2 2020. Net income for Q2 2021 includes $60.0 million, or $0.53 per fully diluted share, in other non-operating income recognized from the Caesars payment received after quarter end. Adjusted EBITDA was $91.0 million for Q2 2021 compared to Adjusted EBITDA of ($5.5) million in Q2 2020.

Casinos

Casino revenues were $170.8 million for Q2 2021 compared to $39.4 million in Q2 2020. Casino Adjusted EBITDA was $78.5 million compared to $1.9 million in Q2 2020. Total Casino Adjusted EBITDA margin was 46% for the second quarter of 2021.

Distributed Gaming

Distributed Gaming revenues for the second quarter of 2021 were $121.4 million compared to $36.3 million in Q2 2020. Distributed Gaming Adjusted EBITDA was $24.9 million compared to $0.9 million in Q2 2020. Total Distributed Gaming Adjusted EBITDA margin was 21% for the second quarter of 2021.

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