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Press Release: Wynn Resorts, Limited Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2020 Results

· 02/04/2021 16:02
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--February 04, 2021--

Wynn Resorts, Limited Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2020 Results

Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN) (the "Company") today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2020.

Operating revenues were $686.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, a decrease of 58.5%, or $967.5 million, from $1.65 billion for the fourth quarter of 2019. Net loss attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited was $269.5 million, or $2.53 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to net loss attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited of $72.9 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2019. Our fourth quarter 2019 results included a net tax provision of $157.4 million, primarily related to an increase in the valuation allowance on our deferred tax assets. Adjusted Property EBITDA (1) was $69.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to Adjusted Property EBITDA of $443.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2019.

"We are encouraged by the progress we have made at each of our properties over the past several months, as we continue along the road to recovery from the pandemic," said Matt Maddox, CEO of Wynn Resorts, Limited. "In Macau, the gradual and thoughtful easing of visitation restrictions allowed us to return to Adjusted Property EBITDA profitability in the fourth quarter, with particular strength in our premium mass business. In the US, our operations at both Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Boston Harbor were resilient as we continue to deliver our industry-leading service, while remaining focused on costs. On the development front, our WynnBet online casino and sports betting app is currently available in three states following successful launches in Colorado and Michigan, with additional launches planned over the coming months. We believe our product will be increasingly compelling with each release over the coming months and look forward to growing the business in 2021."

Consolidated Results

Operating revenues were $686.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, a decrease of 58.5%, or $967.5 million, from $1.65 billion for the fourth quarter of 2019. Operating revenues decreased $368.5 million, $343.5 million, $196.2 million, and $65.4 million at Wynn Palace, Wynn Macau, our Las Vegas Operations, and Encore Boston Harbor, respectively, from the fourth quarter of 2019.

Net loss attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited was $269.5 million, or $2.53 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to net loss attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited of $72.9 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2019. Our fourth quarter 2019 results included a net tax provision of $157.4 million, primarily related to an increase in the valuation allowance on our deferred tax assets. Adjusted net loss attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited (2) was $262.2 million, or $2.45 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to adjusted net loss attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited of $65.6 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2019.

Adjusted Property EBITDA was $69.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to $443.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. Adjusted Property EBITDA decreased $148.9 million, $159.4 million, and $59.1 million at Wynn Palace, Wynn Macau, and our Las Vegas Operations, respectively, and increased $1.4 million at Encore Boston Harbor.

For the year ended December 31, 2020, operating revenues decreased 68.3%, or $4.52 billion, to $2.10 billion, compared to $6.61 billion in the year ended December 31, 2019. Operating revenues decreased $2.04 billion, $1.60 billion, $885.5 million, and $2.3 million at Wynn Palace, Wynn Macau, our Las Vegas Operations, and Encore Boston Harbor, respectively. Encore Boston Harbor opened on June 23, 2019.

Net loss attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited was $2.07 billion, or $19.37 per diluted share in 2020, compared to net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited of $123.0 million, or $1.15 per diluted share in the year ended December 31, 2019. Our 2020 results included a net tax provision of $564.7 million, primarily related to an increase in the valuation allowance against deferred tax assets no longer expected to be realized. Our 2019 results included a net tax provision of $176.8 million, primarily related to an increase in the valuation allowance on our deferred tax assets. Adjusted net loss attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited was $2.05 billion, or $19.18 per diluted share, in 2020, compared to adjusted net income of $279.5 million, or $2.61 per diluted share, in the year ended December 31, 2019.

Full year Adjusted Property EBITDA decreased 117.9%, or $2.14 billion, to $(324.3) million, compared to $1.82 billion in the year ended December 31, 2019. Adjusted Property EBITDA decreased $879.2 million, $736.0 million, $470.2 million, and $46.9 million at Wynn Palace, Wynn Macau, our Las Vegas Operations, and Encore Boston Harbor, respectively.

Property Results

Macau Operations

Our casino operations at Wynn Palace and Wynn Macau were closed for a 15-day period in February 2020 and resumed operations on a reduced basis on February 20, 2020. Our casinos' operations have since been fully restored; however, certain COVID-19 specific protective measures, such as limiting the number of seats per table game, increasing the spacing between active slot machines and visitor entry checks and requirements involving temperature checkpoints, mask wearing, health declarations and proof of negative COVID-19 test results remain in effect at the present time. On September 23, 2020, PRC authorities fully resumed the Individual Visit Scheme exit visa program, subject to certain testing requirements and health declarations. Given the evolving conditions created by and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently unable to determine when travel-related restrictions and conditions will be further lifted. Measures that have been lifted or are expected to be lifted may be reintroduced if there are adverse developments in the COVID-19 situation in Macau and other regions with access to Macau.

Wynn Palace

Operating revenues from Wynn Palace were $221.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, a 62.5% decrease from $590.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. Adjusted Property EBITDA from Wynn Palace was $28.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared with $177.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. VIP table games win as a percentage of turnover was 1.97%, below the property's expected range of 2.7% to 3.0% and below the 3.07% experienced in the fourth quarter of 2019. Table games win percentage in mass market operations was 21.6%, below the 25.2% experienced in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Wynn Macau

Operating revenues from Wynn Macau were $181.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, a 65.4% decrease from $525.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. Adjusted Property EBITDA from Wynn Macau was $10.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared with $170.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. VIP Table games win as a percentage of turnover was 3.10%, above the property's expected range of 2.7% to 3.0% and below the 3.27% experienced in the fourth quarter of 2019. Table games win percentage in mass market operations was 17.9%, below the 20.3% experienced in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Las Vegas Operations

Wynn Las Vegas ceased all operations and closed to the public on March 17, 2020, and reopened on June 4, 2020 with certain COVID-19 specific protective measures in place, such as limiting the number of seats per table game, slot machine spacing, temperature checks, mask protection, and suspension of certain entertainment and nightlife offerings. Beginning October 19, 2020, Encore at Wynn Las Vegas adjusted its operating schedule to five days/four nights each week due to currently reduced customer demand levels. We are currently unable to determine when certain of these measures will be lifted.

Operating revenues from our Las Vegas Operations were $172.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, a 53.2% decrease from $368.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. Adjusted Property EBITDA from our Las Vegas Operations for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $21.0 million, compared with $80.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. Table games win percentage was 24.4%, within the property's expected range of 22% to 26% and above the 17.4% experienced in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Encore Boston Harbor

Encore Boston Harbor ceased all operations and closed to the public on March 15, 2020, and reopened on July 10, 2020 with certain COVID-19 specific protective measures in place, such as limiting the number of seats per table game, slot machine spacing, temperature checks, capacity restrictions, and mask protection. Subsequent to reopening, certain food and beverage outlets have remained temporarily closed and our hotel operations were limited to Thursday through Sunday. On November 6, 2020, pursuant to a Massachusetts directive implementing an overnight curfew on certain businesses, Encore Boston Harbor limited its daily operating hours and temporarily closed the hotel tower. On January 25, 2021, the limitations on operating hours were lifted, and Encore Boston Harbor restored certain operations and reopened its hotel tower on a Thursday through Sunday weekly schedule. The protective measures, including capacity restrictions, are still in place. We are currently unable to determine when the remaining measures will be lifted.

Operating revenues from Encore Boston Harbor were $103.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, a 38.6% decrease from $169.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. Adjusted Property EBITDA from Encore Boston Harbor for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $16.7 million, compared with $15.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. Table games win percentage was 20.9%, within the property's expected range of 18% to 22% and above the 19.2% experienced in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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