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MGM Growth Properties Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year Financial Results

Feb 24, 2021 11:46 AM ET


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iCrowdNewswire   Feb 24, 2021  11:46 AM ET

MGM Growth Properties LLC  reported financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020. Net income attributable to MGP Class A shareholders for the quarter was $41.5 million, or $0.31 per dilutive share, and for the year ended December 31, 2020 was $76.1 million, or $0.59 per dilutive share.

Financial highlights for the fourth quarter of 2020:

  • Consolidated rental revenue of $188.3 million;
  • Consolidated net income of $91.3 million, or $0.31 per diluted Operating Partnership unit;
  • Consolidated Funds From Operations(1) (“FFO”) of $160.1 million, or $0.54 per diluted Operating Partnership unit;
  • Consolidated Adjusted Funds From Operations(2) (“AFFO”) of $169.6 million, or $0.57 per diluted Operating Partnership unit;
  • Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA(3) (“Adjusted EBITDA”) of $240.2 million;
  • General and administrative expenses of $4.0 million; and
  • Income from unconsolidated affiliate of $25.0 million.

Financial highlights for the year ended December 31, 2020:

  • Consolidated rental revenue of $768.4 million;
  • Consolidated net income of $160.4 million for the year, or $0.52 per diluted Operating Partnership unit;
  • FFO of $629.2 million for the year, or $2.02 per diluted Operating Partnership unit;
  • AFFO of $703.7 million for the year, or $2.26 per diluted Operating Partnership unit;
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $955.3 million for the year;
  • General and administrative expenses of $16.1 million; and
  • Income from unconsolidated affiliate of $89.1 million.

On December 2, 2020, the Operating Partnership redeemed and retired 23.5 million Operating Partnership units for cash, which represented the remaining $700 million under its previously announced agreement with MGM Resorts International (“MGM”) to deliver cash for up to $1.4 billion of MGM’s existing Operating Partnership units. As of December 31, 2020, there were approximately 280.0 million Operating Partnership units outstanding in the Operating Partnership of which MGM owned approximately 148.5 million, or 53.0%, of the Operating Partnership units in the Operating Partnership while MGP owns the remaining 47.0%.

“While 2020 presented a unique set of challenges, MGP successfully completed transactions that put us on a solid footing to continue to execute on our long-term business strategy. We acquired majority ownership of the real estate assets of the MGM Grand Las Vegas through our joint venture with Blackstone and completed $1.4 billion of unit redemption transactions that helped grow the company and diversify our shareholder base,” said James Stewart, CEO of MGM Growth Properties. “The strength of our business model was again demonstrated through our 100% rent collection record and 3.7% annualized dividend increase over the year. We remain focused on continuing to grow the company and deliver long-term shareholder value.”

The following table provides a reconciliation of MGP’s consolidated net income to FFO, AFFO and Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and for the twelve months ended December 31, 2020:

 

Three Months Ended December
31, 2020

 

Twelve Months Ended December
31, 2020

 

Consolidated

 

(In thousands, except unit and per unit amounts)

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

     

Net income

$

91,260

   

$

160,371

 

Depreciation1

58,161

   

236,853

 

Share of depreciation of unconsolidated affiliate

10,471

   

36,832

 

Property transactions, net

192

   

195,182

 

Funds From Operations

160,084

   

629,238

 

Amortization of financing costs and cash flow hedges

6,921

   

20,017

 

Share of amortization of financing costs of unconsolidated affiliate

64

   

226

 

Non-cash compensation expense

858

   

2,854

 

Straight-line rental revenues, excluding lease incentive asset

13,633

   

51,679

 

Share of straight-line rental revenues of unconsolidated affiliate

(12,866)

   

(44,950)

 

Amortization of lease incentive asset and deferred revenue on non-normal tenant improvements

4,628

   

18,509

 

Acquisition-related expenses

   

980

 

Non-cash ground lease rent, net

258

   

1,036

 

Other expenses

182

   

18,999

 

Gain on unhedged interest rate swaps, net

(7,495)

   

(4,664)

 

Provision for income taxes

3,370

   

9,734

 

Adjusted Funds From Operations

169,637

   

703,658

 

Interest income

(442)

   

(4,345)

 

Interest expense

64,237

   

228,786

 

Share of interest expense of unconsolidated affiliate

13,731

   

47,403

 

Amortization of financing costs and cash flow hedges

(6,921)

   

(20,017)

 

Share of amortization of financing costs of unconsolidated affiliate

(64)

   

(226)

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

240,178

   

$

955,259

 

Weighted average Operating Partnership units outstanding

     

Basic

295,922,089

   

310,687,623

 

Diluted

296,128,163

   

310,849,330

 
       

Net income per Operating Partnership units outstanding

     

Basic

$

0.31

   

$

0.52

 

Diluted

$

0.31

   

$

0.52

 
       

FFO per Operating Partnership unit

     

Diluted

$

0.54

   

$

2.02

 

AFFO per Operating Partnership unit

     

Diluted

$

0.57

   

$

2.26

 
 

(1) Includes depreciation on Mandalay Bay real estate assets through February 14, 2020.

Financial Position

The Company had $626.4 million of cash and cash equivalents as of December 31, 2020. Cash received from rent payments under the Master Lease for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020 was $206.9 million and $840.1 million, respectively. Cash received from distributions from the unconsolidated affiliate, MGP BREIT Venture, for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020 was $22.9 million and $81.0 million, respectively.

On January 15, 2021, the Operating Partnership made a cash distribution of $136.5 million relating to the fourth quarter dividend, $72.4 million of which was paid to MGM and $64.1 million of which was paid to MGP. Simultaneously, MGP paid a cash dividend of $0.4875 per share.

“During the fourth quarter, we successfully completed the issuance of $750 million in aggregate principal amount of 3.875% senior notes due 2029, which was upsized from the initial offering of $500 million. The offering permanently financed the unit redemption at the lowest interest rate for a bond offering in our company’s history,” said Andy Chien, CFO of MGM Growth Properties. “Our pro rata net leverage of 5.3x is within our long-term target of 5.0-5.5x and our balance sheet remains well positioned to capitalize on future growth opportunities.”

The Company’s debt at December 31, 2020 was as follows (in thousands):

 

December 31, 2020

Senior secured credit facility:

 

Senior secured revolving credit facility

$

10,000

5.625% senior notes, due 2024

1,050,000

4.625% senior notes, due 2025

800,000

4.50% senior notes, due 2026

500,000

5.75% senior notes, due 2027

750,000

4.50% senior notes, due 2028

350,000

3.875% senior notes, due 2029

750,000

Total principal amount of debt

4,210,000

Less: Unamortized discount and debt issuance costs

(41,041)

Total debt, net of unamortized debt issuance costs

$

4,168,959

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 http://www.mgmgrowthproperties.com/events-and-presentations or by calling 1-888-317-6003 for domestic callers and 1-412-317-6061 for international callers. The conference call access code is 8021719. A replay of the call will be available through Tuesday, February 23, 2021. The replay may be accessed by dialing 1-877-344-7529 or 1-412-317-0088. The replay access code is 10151792. The call will be archived at www.mgmgrowthproperties.com. In addition, MGP will post supplemental slides today on its website at http://www.mgmgrowthproperties.com/events-and-presentations, which includes a reconciliation of MGP’s pro rata net leverage.

  1. Consolidated Funds From Operations (“FFO”) is consolidated 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 depreciation, as defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts plus the Company’s share of depreciation of its unconsolidated affiliate.
  2. Consolidated Adjusted Funds From Operations (“AFFO”) is FFO as adjusted for amortization of financing costs and cash flow hedges; the Company’s share of amortization of financing costs of its unconsolidated affiliate; non-cash compensation expense; straight-line rental revenue (which is defined as the difference between contractual rent and cash rent payments, excluding lease incentive asset amortization); the Company’s share of straight-line rental revenues of its unconsolidated affiliate; amortization of lease incentive asset and deferred revenue relating to non-normal tenant improvements; acquisition-related expenses; non-cash ground lease rent, net; other expenses; gain on unhedged interest rate swaps, net; and provision for income taxes.
  3. Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA (“Adjusted EBITDA”) is consolidated 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); depreciation; the Company’s share of depreciation of its unconsolidated affiliate; amortization of financing costs and cash flow hedges; the Company’s share of amortization of financing costs of its unconsolidated affiliate; non-cash compensation expense; straight-line rental revenue; the Company’s share of straight-line rental revenues of its unconsolidated affiliate; amortization of lease incentive asset and deferred revenue relating to non-normal tenant improvements; acquisition-related expenses; non-cash ground lease rent, net; other expenses; gain on unhedged interest rate swaps, net; interest income; interest expense (including amortization of financing costs and cash flow hedges); the Company’s share of interest expense (including amortization of financing costs) of its unconsolidated affiliate; and provision for income taxes.

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.

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 consolidated net income to FFO, AFFO and Adjusted EBITDA are included in this release. Unless otherwise indicated, the non-GAAP measures discussed herein are related to continuing operations and not discontinued operations.

About MGM Growth Properties

MGM Growth Properties LLC  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, together with its joint venture, currently owns a portfolio of properties, consisting of 12 premier destination resorts in Las Vegas and elsewhere across the United States, MGM Northfield Park in Northfield, OH, Empire Resort Casino in Yonkers, NY, as well as a retail and entertainment district, The Park in Las Vegas. As of December 31, 2020, MGP’s portfolio of destination resorts, the Park, Empire Resort Casino, and MGM Northfield Park collectively comprised approximately 32,400 hotel rooms, 1.5 million casino square footage, and 3.6 million convention square footage. 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. For more information about MGP, visit the Company’s website at http://www.mgmgrowthproperties.com.

Contact Information:

http://www.mgmgrowthproperties.com


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