UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

    


 

WASHINGTON, D.C.  20549

 

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

 

Pursuant To Section 13 or 15 (d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

    

Date of Report (date of earliest event reported):

 

July 28, 2016

    

NEVADA GOLD & CASINOS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)  

 

Nevada   1-15517   88-0142032
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation
or organization)
  (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

133 E. Warm Springs Road, Ste 102

Las Vegas, Nevada

  89119
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

(702) 685-1000

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

o Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

o Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

o Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

o Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

  

 

 

 

Item 2.02.   Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

 

On July 28, 2016, Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing results for is fiscal year and fourth quarter ended April 30, 2016. A copy of the press release issued by the Company is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

 

The Company’s press release announcing its financial results for its fiscal year and fourth quarter ended April 30, 2016 contains non-GAAP financial measures. Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company’s performance, financial position, or cash flows that either excludes or includes amounts that are not normally excluded or included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP. Pursuant to the requirements of Regulation G, the Company has provided quantitative reconciliations within the press release of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

 

The information in the Form 8-K and Exhibit 99.1 shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), as amended, or otherwise subject to liabilities of that Section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any fining under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set for the by specific reference in such filing.

 

Item 9.01.   Financial Statements and Exhibits

 

(d)   Exhibits. The following exhibits are furnished as part of this current Report on Form 8-K:
     
99.1   Press Release dated July 28, 2016

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned who is duly authorized.

 

     
  NEVADA GOLD & CASINOS, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:  July 28, 2016 By:   /s/ Michael P. Shaunnessy
  Michael P. Shaunnessy
  President & Chief Executive Officer

 

  

INDEX TO EXHIBITS

 

Item Exhibit
99.1 Press Release dated July 28, 2016
   

 

 

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

 

Nevada Gold & Casinos Reports Fiscal 2016 Results

 

 

LAS VEGAS, July 28, 2016 -- Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc. (NYSE MKT: UWN) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended April 30, 2016. The Company will host a conference call today at 4:30 PM ET (1:30 PM PT) to discuss these results and provide a corporate update.

 

For the fiscal year 2016, the Company reported net revenues of $70.3 million compared to $64.3 million in fiscal year 2015. The increase was primarily due to $6.1 million in revenue from Club Fortune which was acquired on December 1, 2015. Operating expenses increased $5.9 million primarily due to the addition of Club Fortune and impairment charges of $1.2 million. Net income was $1.3 million compared to $1.8 million in the prior year. Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA increased $2.2 million, or 38%, to $7.8 million, and Adjusted Net Income was $2.7, an increase of $0.9 million, or 48%.

 

Adjusted Net Income reconciliation to Net Income (000): 

         
   2016   2015 
Net Income  $1,301   $1,807 
Adjustments (net of tax):          
Impairments   1,066    - 
Acquisition expanses   423    - 
Gain on asset sale   (110)   - 
           
Adjusted Net Income  $2,680   $1,807 
           
Adjusted Earnings per share  $0.16   $0.11 
           

 

Net revenues from Washington state gaming operations increased $0.8 million, or 1% to $56.7 million, while Adjusted EBITDA increased $1.7 million to a record $9.1 million. South Dakota route operation revenues decreased $0.9 million to $7.5 million while Adjusted EBITDA decreased $0.2 million to $0.4 million. Club Fortune net revenues were $6.1 million and Adjusted EBITDA was $.8 million. Corporate expenses, excluding acquisition costs, increased $0.2 million to $2.5 million.

 

During fiscal year 2016, the Company sold its Golden Nugget location in Washington recording a gain of $166,000 and also entered into an agreement to sell excess land in Colorado, recording an impairment charge of $350,000. On December 1, 2015, the Company acquired Club Fortune Casino in Henderson, Nevada. In the fourth quarter the Company evaluated the carrying value of the South Dakota route operation and recorded a goodwill impairment charge of $0.8 million.

 

“Fiscal 2016 reflected strong operating performance from our Washington portfolio while our South Dakota operations continue to be pressured by reduced units,” said President and CEO Michael Shaunnessy. “With the addition of Club Fortune we have strengthened and diversified our cash flow stream. Our conservative financing structure, low interest rates and substantial tax free cash flow, allow us to reduce debt and return capital to shareholders.”

 

 

 

 

During fiscal year 2016 the Company borrowed $15.5 million to fund the acquisition of Club Fortune, and repaid $5.7 million. As of April 30, 2016, the outstanding bank debt was $17.2 million and unrestricted cash on hand was $11.6 million.

 

In July 2016, the Board of Directors authorized a share repurchase program of $2.0 million, which at current trading levels, represents approximately 6% of the outstanding shares.

 

Fourth Quarter Results. For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company reported net revenues of $19.9 million compared to $16.3 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015. Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA was $2.5 million compared to $1.6 million in the prior year period.

 

During the fourth quarter, net revenues from Washington increased to $14.6 million from the $14.5 million in the prior year period, while EBITDA increased to $2.6 million compared to $2.1 million in the prior year period. South Dakota route operation revenues decreased $112,000 from the prior year period, primarily due to a reduction in units and EBITDA declined from $42,000 to $27,000 for the quarter. Club Fortune net revenues were $3.7 million while EBITDA was $0.5 million. Corporate expenses were unchanged at $0.6 million in both periods.

 

In April of 2106, the Company entered into an agreement to sell its excess Colorado land for $750,000 and recorded an impairment charge of $350,000 related to this transaction. The Company evaluated the carrying value of the South Dakota route operation and recorded a goodwill impairment charge of $0.8 million. Excluding these impairment charges, adjusted net income for the quarter was $0.8 million, or $.05 per share compared to $0.6 million or $0.04 per share in the prior year period.

 

Non-GAAP Information

The term "adjusted EBITDA" is used by us in presentations, quarterly earnings calls, and other instances as appropriate. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, non-cash goodwill and other long-lived asset impairment charges, write-offs of project development costs, litigation charges, non-cash stock grants, non-cash employee stock purchase plan discounts, exclusion of net income or loss from operations held for sale, and net losses/gains from asset dispositions. Adjusted EBITDA does not take into account greater or less than expected hold percentages in the gaming operations. Adjusted EBITDA is presented because it is a required component of financial ratios reported by us to our lenders, and it is also frequently used by securities analysts, investors, and other interested parties, in addition to and not in lieu of, U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") results to compare to the performance of other companies that also publicize this information. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measurement of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income as an indicator of our operating performance or any other measure of performance derived in accordance with GAAP.

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA reconciliations for the three months and fiscal years ended April 30, 2016 and April 30, 2015 are shown below.

 

Adjusted EBITDA reconciliation to net income (loss):
   For the three months ended 
   April 30, 2016   April 30, 2015 
         
Net income (loss)  $(241,290)  $588,872 
Adjustments:          
Net interest expense   248,893    164,158 
Income tax expense   409,271    292,688 
Depreciation and amortization   869,414    524,438 
(Gain) Loss on asset sales   5,291    (9,006)
Write downs and other charges   1,185,000    - 
Deferred rent amortization   14,430    19,677 
Club Fortune acquisition expenses   12,181    - 
Stock option amortization   28,675    29,943 
Employee stock purchase discount   25    1,977 
Increase in swap fair value   (26,282)   (27,129)
Adjusted  EBITDA  $2,505,608   $1,585,618 
           

  

Adjusted EBITDA reconciliation to net income: 

    
   For the fiscal year ended 
   April 30, 2016   April 30, 2015 
         
Net income  $1,301,046   $1,807,077 
Adjustments:          
Net interest expense   628,315    587,872 
Income tax expense   1,221,497    885,819 
Depreciation and amortization   2,608,616    2,168,003 
(Gain) / Loss on asset sales   (158,411)   32,694 
Write downs and other charges   1,185,000    - 
Deferred rent amortization   35,900    23,744 
Stock option amortization   114,698    113,526 
Employee stock purchase discount   4,671    7,331 
Decrease in swap fair value   217,781    10,600 
Write off of marketable securities   -    7,539 
Club Fortune acquisition expenses   641,472   $- 
Adjusted  EBITDA  $7,800,585            5,644, 205  

  

Conference Call and Webcast

The Company will host a conference call at 4:30 PM ET (1:30 PM PT) on July 28, 2016 to discuss the financial results and provide a corporate update. The call can be accessed live by dialing (888) 715-1391. International callers can access the call by dialing (913) 312-1227. A simultaneous webcast of the call will be available by visiting http://www.nevadagold.com.

 

 

 

 

 

A telephone replay of the conference call will be available after 7:30 PM ET and can be accessed by dialing (877) 870-5176. International callers can access the replay by dialing (858) 384-5517; the pin number is 3492194. The replay will be available through August 4, 2016. The archived webcast will also be available on the Company's website at http://ir.nevadagold.com/events.cfm.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We use words such as "anticipate," "believe," "expect," "future," "intend," "plan," and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, our ability to increase income streams, to grow revenue and earnings, and to obtain additional gaming and other projects. These statements are only predictions and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, which are identified and described in the Company's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

About Nevada Gold & Casinos

Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc. (NYSE MKT:UWN) of Las Vegas, Nevada is a developer, owner and operator of 9 gaming operations in Washington (wagoldcasinos.com), a local casino in Henderson, Nevada (clubfortune.com), and a slot route operation in Deadwood, South Dakota (dakotaplayersclub.com). For more information, visit www.nevadagold.com.

 

 

Contacts:

Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc.
Michael P. Shaunnessy / James Meier
(702) 685-1000

Casey Stegman

Stonegate Capital Partners

(214) 987-4121

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

   April 30,   April 30, 
   2016   2015 
         
ASSETS                
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $11,583,107   $8,541,670 
Restricted cash   1,433,728    1,724,439 
Accounts receivable, net of allowances   665,549    297,316 
Prepaid expenses   1,206,825    845,505 
Notes receivable, current portion   208,294    384,464 
Inventory and other current assets   416,022    377,625 
Total current assets   15,513,525    12,171,019 
           
Real estate held for sale   750,000    1,100,000 
Notes receivable, net of current portion   900,775    1,314,467 
Goodwill   18,025,059    16,103,583 
Identifiable intangible assets, net of accumulated          
  amortization of $7,997,790 and $6,811,799 at April 30,          
  2016 and April 30, 2015, respectively   5,003,981    4,561,377 
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation          
  of $5,641,733 and $4,451,553 at April 30, 2016 and          
  April 30, 2015, respectively   15,147,061    3,990,791 
Deferred tax asset   2,348,299    3,569,796 
Other assets   70,000    70,657 
Total assets  $57,758,700   $42,881,690 
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY                   
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities  $1,702,366   $1,222,139 
Accrued payroll and related   2,094,250    1,581,557 
Accrued player's club points and progressive jackpots   1,872,566    1,993,537 
Total current liabilities   5,669,182    4,797,233 
Long-term debt   16,839,148    7,088,677 
Other long-term  liabilities   881,426    570,717 
Total liabilities   23,389,756    12,456,627 
           
Stockholders' equity:          
Common stock, $0.12 par value per share; 50,000,000          
shares authorized; 18,571,693 and 17,134,928 shares issued and 17,788,856 and 16,352,091 shares outstanding at April 30, 2016, and April 30, 2015, respectively   2,228,612    2,056,200 
Additional paid-in capital   27,315,517    24,845,094 
Retained earnings   11,756,850    10,455,804 
Treasury stock, 782,837 shares at April 30, 2016 and April 30, 2015, at cost   (6,932,035)   (6,932,035)
Total stockholders' equity   34,368,944    30,425,063 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity  $57,758,700   $42,881,690 

 

 

 

 

Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

 

   Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended 
   April 30,   April 30,   April 30,   April 30, 
   2016   2015   2016   2015 
Revenues:                    
Casino  $17,654,842   $14,309,932   $62,232,898   $56,710,812 
Food and beverage   3,581,609    2,623,876    11,797,939    10,225,484 
Other   605,067    447,798    2,042,519    1,782,013 
Gross revenues   21,841,518    17,381,606    76,073,356    68,718,309 
Less promotional allowances   (1,938,249)   (1,117,487)   (5,732,351)   (4,368,756)
Net revenues   19,903,269    16,264,119    70,341,005    64,349,553 
                     
 Expenses:                    
Casino   9,727,767    7,767,607    33,924,688    31,504,355 
Food and beverage   1,235,581    1,353,049    5,451,627    5,386,699 
Other   62,650    37,119    265,600    244,253 
Marketing and administrative   5,266,141    4,408,183    18,412,053    17,209,760 
Facility   514,894    533,493    2,025,007    2,059,730 
Corporate   645,939    630,648    3,258,187    2,445,152 
Depreciation and amortization   869,414    524,438    2,608,616    2,168,003 
(Gain) loss on sale of assets   5,291    -    (158,411)   32,694 
Write downs and other charges   1,185,000    (9,006)   1,185,000    - 
Total operating expenses   19,512,677    15,245,531    66,972,367    61,050,646 
Operating income   390,592    1,018,588    3,368,638    3,298,907 
Non-operating income (expenses):                    
Interest income   21,165    27,056    94,589    117,639 
Interest expense and amortization of loan costs   (270,058)   (191,214)   (722,903)   (705,511)
Change in swap fair value   26,282    27,129    (217,781)   (10,600)
Write-off of marketable securities   -    -    -    (7,539)
Income before income tax   167,981    881,559    2,522,543    2,692,896 
    Income tax expense   (409,271)   (292,688)   (1,221,497)   (885,819)
Net income (loss)  $(241,290)  $588,871   $1,301,046   $1,807,077 
Per share information:                    
Net income (loss) per common share - basic and diluted  $(0.01)  $0.04   $0.08   $0.11 
                     
Basic weighted average number of shares outstanding   17,771,800    16,276,403    17,002,728    16,228,396 
                     
Diluted weighted average number of share outstanding   17,771,800    16,478,445    17,298,373    16,345,795