• 22-JAN-2018

Wynn Resorts, Limited Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2017 Results

Wynn Macau Exterior by Barbara Kraft
LAS VEGAS, January 22, 2018 — Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2017.
 
Net revenues were $1.69 billion for the fourth quarter of 2017, an increase of 29.9%, or $388.7 million, from $1.30 billion for the same period of 2016. The increase in net revenues was the result of increases of $274.7 million from Wynn Palace and $120.2 million from Wynn Macau, partially offset by a decrease of $6.2 million from our Las Vegas Operations.
 
On a U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") basis, net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited was $491.7 million, or $4.77 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to $113.8 million, or $1.12 per diluted share, for the same period of 2016. The increase in net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited was primarily the result of the income tax benefit from U.S. tax reform and increases in operating income from Wynn Palace and Wynn Macau, partially offset by a smaller decrease in the Redemption Note fair value. Adjusted net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited (1) was $144.3 million, or $1.40 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to $50.8 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, for the same period of 2016.
 
During the fourth quarter of 2017, legislation commonly known as the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("U.S. tax reform") was enacted. As a result, fourth quarter 2017 results reflect an estimated net tax benefit of $339.9 million in accordance with GAAP as a result of revaluing the Company's U.S. deferred tax assets and liabilities. This estimated net benefit is based on the Company's initial analysis of the U.S. tax reform and may be adjusted in future periods as the Company collects additional information and evaluates any regulatory guidance.
 
Adjusted Property EBITDA (2) was $480.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2017, an increase of 40.9%, or $139.3 million, from $340.9 million for the same period of 2016, primarily the result of increases of $112.6 million from Wynn Palace and $37.2 million from Wynn Macau, partially offset by a decrease of $10.5 million from our Las Vegas Operations.
 
For the full year, net revenues were $6.31 billion in 2017, an increase of 41.2%, or $1.84 billion, from $4.47 billion for the same period of 2016. The increase in net revenues was the result of increases of $1.56 billion, $221.7 million and $62.5 million from Wynn Palace, which opened in August 2016, Wynn Macau and our Las Vegas Operations, respectively.
 
On a GAAP basis, net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited was $747.2 million, or $7.28 per diluted share, in 2017, compared to $242.0 million, or $2.38 per diluted share, for the same period of 2016. The increase in net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited was primarily the result of the income tax benefit from U.S. tax reform 2 and increases in operating income from Wynn Palace, Wynn Macau and our Las Vegas Operations, partially offset by increases in the Redemption Note fair value and interest expense as the Company is no longer capitalizing interest on Wynn Palace. Adjusted net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited (1) was $560.5 million, or $5.46 per diluted share, in 2017, compared to $345.9 million, or $3.40 per diluted share, for the same period of 2016.
 
Adjusted Property EBITDA (2) was $1.81 billion in 2017, an increase of 43.8%, or $551.4 million, from $1.26 billion for the same period of 2016. The increase in Adjusted Property EBITDA was the result of increases of $424.5 million, $79.2 million, $47.7 million from Wynn Palace, Wynn Macau and our Las Vegas Operations, respectively.
 
Wynn Resorts, Limited also announced today that the Company has approved a cash dividend of $0.50 per share, payable on February 27, 2018 to stockholders of record as of February 15, 2018.