Caesars Entertainment Corporation
HARRAHS ENTERTAINMENT INC (Form: 10-Q, Received: 05/10/2010 06:07:31)
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

(Mark One)

x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the Quarterly Period Ended March 31, 2010

or

 

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from              to             

Commission File No. 1-10410

 

 

HARRAH’S ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   I.R.S. No. 62-1411755
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

One Caesars Palace Drive

Las Vegas, Nevada

  89109
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(702) 407-6000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

N/A

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes   x     No   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).     Yes   ¨     No   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer   ¨    Accelerated filer   ¨      Non-accelerated filer   x      Smaller reporting company   ¨
        (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)     

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes   ¨     No   x

As of May 6, 2010, the Registrant had 10 shares of voting Common Stock and 60,560,807 shares of non-voting Common Stock outstanding.

 

 

 


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HARRAH’S ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

INDEX TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

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PART I.

   FINANCIAL INFORMATION   

Item 1.

   Unaudited Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements    3
  

Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009

   4
  

Consolidated Statements of Operations for the quarters ended March 31, 2010 and 2009

   5
  

Consolidated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows for the quarters ended March 31, 2010 and 2009

   6
  

Consolidated Condensed Statements of Stockholders’ Equity/(Deficit) and Comprehensive Income as of and for the period ended March 31, 2010

   7
  

Notes to Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements

   8

Item 2.

   Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations    32

Item 3.

   Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk    47

Item 4.

   Controls and Procedures    48

Item 4T.

   Controls and Procedures    48

PART II.

   OTHER INFORMATION   

Item 1.

   Legal Proceedings    48

Item 1A.

   Risk Factors    49

Item 2.

   Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds    49

Item 3.

   Defaults Upon Senior Securities    49

Item 4.

   Removed and Reserved    49

Item 5.

   Other Information    49

Item 6.

   Exhibits    50
SIGNATURES    59

 

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PART I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements

The accompanying unaudited Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements of Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc., a Delaware corporation, have been prepared in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X and, therefore, do not include all information and notes necessary for complete financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. The results for the periods indicated are unaudited, but reflect all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring adjustments) that management considers necessary for a fair presentation of financial position, operating results and cash flows.

Results of operations for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of a full year of operations. These Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements should be read in conjunction with the Consolidated Financial Statements and notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009.

 

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HARRAH’S ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

(UNAUDITED)

 

(in millions, except share amounts)

   March 31, 2010     December 31, 2009  

Assets

    

Current assets

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 946.7      $ 918.1   

Receivables, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $200.3 and $207.1

     327.1        323.5   

Deferred income taxes

     147.3        148.2   

Prepayments and other

     202.2        156.4   

Inventories

     50.1        52.7   
                

Total current assets

     1,673.4        1,598.9   
                

Land, buildings, riverboats and equipment

     19,676.2        19,206.0   

Less: accumulated depreciation

     (1,445.4     (1,281.2
                
     18,230.8        17,924.8   

Assets held for sale

     4.7        16.7   

Goodwill

     3,477.7        3,456.9   

Intangible assets other than goodwill

     4,912.2        4,951.3   

Investments in and advances to non-consolidated affiliates

     35.9        94.0   

Deferred charges and other

     929.2        936.6   
                
   $ 29,263.9      $ 28,979.2   
                

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity/(Deficit)

    

Current liabilities

    

Accounts payable

   $ 247.2      $ 260.8   

Interest payable

     385.3        195.6   

Accrued expenses

     1,107.8        1,074.8   

Current portion of long-term debt

     76.9        74.3   
                

Total current liabilities

     1,817.2        1,605.5   

Long-term debt

     19,252.7        18,868.8   

Deferred credits and other

     943.0        872.5   

Deferred income taxes

     5,717.7        5,856.9   
                
     27,730.6        27,203.7   
                

Commitments and contingencies

    

Preferred stock; $0.01 par value; 40,000,000 shares authorized, zero and 19,893,515 shares issued and outstanding (net of zero and 42,020 shares held in treasury) as of March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively

     —          2,642.5   
                

Stockholders’ equity/(deficit)

    

Common stock, non-voting and voting; $0.01 par value; 80,000,020 shares authorized; 60,560,817 and 40,672,302 shares issued and outstanding (net of 132,927 and 85,907 shares held in treasury) as of March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively

     0.6        0.4   

Additional paid-in capital

     6,128.7        3,480.0   

Accumulated deficit

     (4,464.9     (4,269.3

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

     (176.4     (134.0
                

Total Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. Stockholders’ equity/(deficit)

     1,488.0        (922.9

Non-controlling interests

     45.3        55.9   
                

Total stockholders’ equity/(deficit)

     1,533.3        (867.0
                
   $ 29,263.9      $ 28,979.2   
                

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements.

 

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HARRAH’S ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(UNAUDITED)

 

     Quarter Ended March 31,  

(in millions)

   2010     2009  

Revenues

    

Casino

   $ 1,750.0      $ 1,812.2   

Food and beverage

     374.0        370.9   

Rooms

     268.4        274.7   

Management fees

     13.1        13.4   

Other

     131.0        139.5   

Less: casino promotional allowances

     (348.1     (356.0
                

Net revenues

     2,188.4        2,254.7   
                

Operating expenses

    

Direct

    

Casino

     987.6        993.3   

Food and beverage

     144.6        143.8   

Rooms

     59.2        52.0   

Property, general, administrative and other

     503.3        504.3   

Depreciation and amortization

     169.7        172.4   

Project opening costs

     0.7        2.0   

Write-downs, reserves and recoveries

     12.5        27.4   

Loss/(income) on interests in non-consolidated affiliates

     0.6        (0.2

Corporate expense

     34.5        30.3   

Acquisition and integration costs

     7.2        0.2   

Amortization of intangible assets

     42.7        43.8   
                

Total operating expenses

     1,962.6        1,969.3   
                

Income from operations

     225.8        285.4   

Interest expense, net of capitalized interest

     (491.5     (496.8

(Losses)/gains on early extinguishments of debt

     (47.4     1.2   

Other income, including interest income

     14.6        8.5   
                

Loss from continuing operations before income taxes

     (298.5     (201.7

Income tax benefit

     104.9        74.3   
                

Loss from continuing operations, net of tax

     (193.6     (127.4
                

Discontinued operations

    

Loss from discontinued operations

     —          (0.1

Provision for income taxes

     —          —     
                

Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax

     —          (0.1
                

Net loss

     (193.6     (127.5

Less: net income attributable to non-controlling interests

     (2.0     (5.2
                

Net loss attributable to Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc

   $ (195.6   $ (132.7
                

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements.

 

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HARRAH’S ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)

 

     Quarter Ended March 31,  

(in millions)

   2010     2009  

Cash flows provided by/(used in) operating activities

    

Net loss

   $ (193.6   $ (127.5

Adjustments to reconcile net income/(loss) to cash flows provided by operating activities:

    

Loss from discontinued operations, before income taxes

     —          0.1   

Losses/(gains) on early extinguishments of debt

     47.4        (1.2

Depreciation and amortization

     275.4        276.8   

Non-cash write-downs, reserves and recoveries, net

     (3.9     7.8   

Share-based compensation expense

     6.7        4.1   

Deferred income taxes

     (127.9     (28.2

Gain on adjustment of investment

     (7.1     —     

Net change in long-term accounts

     86.3        11.2   

Net change in working capital accounts

     113.3        (180.9

Other

     (34.3     15.8   
                

Cash flows provided by/(used in) operating activities

     162.3        (22.0
                

Cash flows provided by/(used in) investing activities

    

Land, buildings, riverboats and equipment additions, net of change in construction payables

     (35.7     (144.0

Additional investment in subsidiaries

     (18.8     —     

Payment made for partnership interest

     (19.5     —     

Cash acquired in business acquisition

     31.8        —     

Proceeds from asset sales

     12.5        34.2   

Other

     (3.9     (3.9
                

Cash flows used in investing activities

     (33.6     (113.7
                

Cash flows provided by/(used in) financing activities

    

Borrowings under lending agreements

     545.0        1,355.1   

Debt issuance costs

     (2.3     (0.8

Repayments under lending agreements

     (472.0     (85.0

Cash paid in connection with early extinguishments of debt

     —          (1.5

Scheduled debt retirements

     (159.5     (23.2

Non-controlling interests’ distributions, net of contributions

     (1.4     (2.0

Other

     (2.0     2.1   
                

Cash flows (used in)/provided by financing activities

     (92.2     1,244.7   
                

Cash flows from discontinued operations

    

Cash flows from operating activities

     —          (0.1

Effect of deconsolidation of variable interest entities

     (7.9     —     
                

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

     28.6        1,108.9   

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

     918.1        650.5   
                

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

   $ 946.7      $ 1,759.4   
                

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements.

 

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HARRAH’S ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENT OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY/(DEFICIT) AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

UNAUDITED

 

    

 

Common Stock

   Additional
Paid-in-
Capital
    Retained
Earnings/
(Accumulated
Deficit)
    Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income/(Loss)
    Non-controlling
Interests
    Total     Comprehensive
Income/(Loss)
 

(in millions)

   Shares
Outstanding
   Amount             

Balance at December 31, 2009

   40.7    $ 0.4    $ 3,480.0      $ (4,269.3   $ (134.0   $ 55.9      $ (867.0  

Net (loss)/income

             (195.6       2.0        (193.6     (193.6

Share-based compensation

           6.7              6.7     

Repurchase of treasury shares

   *      *      (0.2           (0.2  

Conversion of non-voting perpetual preferred stock to non-voting common stock

   19.9      0.2      1,989.6              1,989.8     

Cumulative preferred stock dividends

           (64.6           (64.6  

Cancellation of cumulative preferred stock dividends in connection with conversion of preferred stock to common stock

           717.2              717.2     

Pension adjustment, net of tax benefit of $0.0

               0.2          0.2        0.2   

Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax benefit of $0.3

               (8.7     (1.4     (10.1     (10.1

Fair market value of swap agreements, net of tax benefit of $0.6

               (18.6       (18.6     (18.6

Fair market value of interest rate cap agreements on commercial mortgage backed securities, net of tax benefit of $9.9

               (15.5       (15.5     (15.5

Reclassification of loss on interest rate locks from other comprehensive loss to interest expense, net of tax provision of $0.1

               0.2          0.2        0.2   

Non-controlling distributions, net of contributions

                 (1.4     (1.4  

Effect of deconsolidation of variable interest entities

                 (9.8     (9.8  
                        

March 31, 2010 Comprehensive Loss

                   $ (237.4
                                                            

Balance at March 31, 2010

   60.6    $ 0.6    $ 6,128.7      $ (4,464.9   $ (176.4   $ 45.3      $ 1,533.3     
                                                      

 

* Amounts round to zero and do not change rounded totals.

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements.

 

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HARRAH’S ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS –

MARCH 31, 2010

(UNAUDITED)

Note 1—Basis of Presentation and Organization

Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. (“Harrah’s Entertainment,” the “Company,” “we,” “our” or “us,” and including our subsidiaries where the context requires) is a Delaware corporation. As of March 31, 2010, we owned, operated or managed 52 casinos, in seven countries, but primarily in the United States and England. Our casino entertainment facilities operate primarily under the Harrah’s, Caesars and Horseshoe brand names in the United States. Our casino entertainment facilities include 33 land-based casinos, 12 riverboat or dockside casinos, three managed casinos on Indian lands in the United States, one managed casino in Canada, one combination thoroughbred racetrack and casino, one combination greyhound racetrack and casino, and one combination harness racetrack and casino. Our 33 land-based casinos include one in Uruguay, nine in England, one in Scotland, two in Egypt and one in South Africa. We view each property as an operating segment and aggregate all operating segments into one reporting segment.

On January 28, 2008, Harrah’s Entertainment was acquired by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC (“Apollo”) and TPG Capital, LP (“TPG”) in an all cash transaction, hereinafter referred to as the “Acquisition.” Harrah’s Entertainment continued as the same legal entity after the Acquisition. As a result of the Acquisition, the issued and outstanding shares of non-voting common stock and non-voting preferred stock of Harrah’s Entertainment are owned by entities affiliated with Apollo, TPG, certain co-investors and members of management, and the issued and outstanding shares of voting common stock of Harrah’s Entertainment are owned by Hamlet Holdings LLC, which is owned by certain individuals affiliated with Apollo and TPG. As a result of the Acquisition, our stock is no longer publicly traded.

We have recast certain amounts for prior periods to conform to our 2010 presentation.

Note 2—Acquisition of Planet Hollywood

On February 19, 2010, Harrah’s Operating Company, Inc. (“HOC”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc., acquired 100% of the equity interests of PHW Las Vegas, LLC (“PHW Las Vegas”), which owns and operates the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino (“Planet Hollywood”) located in Las Vegas, Nevada. PHW Las Vegas is an unrestricted subsidiary of HOC and therefore not a borrower under HOC’s credit facilities.

In connection with this transaction, PHW Las Vegas assumed a $554.3 million, face value, senior secured loan, and a subsidiary of Harrah’s Operating cancelled certain debt issued by PHW Las Vegas’ predecessor entities. In connection with the transaction and the assumption of debt, PHW Las Vegas entered into an amended and restated loan agreement (the “Amended and Restated Loan Agreement”) as discussed in Note 5, Debt, below.

The Company purchased and paid approximately $67 million for its initial debt investment in certain predecessor entities of PHW Las Vegas during the second half of 2009. As a result of the cancellation of our debt investment in such predecessor entities of PHW Las Vegas in exchange for the equity of PHW Las Vegas, the Company recognized a gain of $7.1 million to adjust our investment to reflect the estimated fair value of consideration paid for the acquisition. This gain is reflected in Other income, including interest income, in our Statement of Operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2010. Also, as a result of the acquisition, the Company acquired the net cash balance of PHW Las Vegas, resulting in a positive cash flow of $13.0 million during the quarter ended March 31, 2010.

Net revenues and income from continuing operations before income taxes (excluding transaction costs associated with the acquisition) of Planet Hollywood subsequent to the date of acquisition through March 31, 2010 of $26.3 million and $3.1 million, respectively, are included in consolidated results from operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2010. PHW Las Vegas does not meet the definition of “significant subsidiary” under regulations issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission and, as a result, pro forma information for periods prior to the acquisition of PHW Las Vegas is not provided.

 

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Purchase Accounting

The Company accounted for the acquisition of PHW Las Vegas in accordance with ASC 805, “Business Combinations,” under which the purchase price of the acquisition has been allocated based upon preliminary estimated fair values of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed, with the excess of estimated fair value over net tangible and intangible assets acquired recorded as goodwill. The preliminary purchase price allocation includes assets and liabilities of PHW Las Vegas as follows:

 

(In millions)

   February 19, 2010  

Assets

  

Current assets

  

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 31.8   

Accounts receivable

     14.6   

Prepayments and other

     5.8   

Inventories

     1.9   
        

Total current assets

     54.1   

Land, buildings, riverboats and equipment

     485.3   

Goodwill

     1.3   

Intangible assets other than goodwill

     5.8   

Deferred charges and other

     13.1   
        
     559.6   
        

Liabilities

  

Current liabilities

  

Accounts payable

     (1.9

Interest payable

     (1.1

Accrued expenses

     (26.2

Current portion of long-term debt

     (6.8
        

Total current liabilities

     (36.0
        

Long-term debt, net of discount

     (433.6
        

Deferred credits and other

     (15.7
        

Net assets acquired

   $ 74.3   
        

The Company has not finalized its purchase price allocation. The most significant of the items not finalized is the determination of deferred tax balances associated with differences between the estimated fair values and the tax bases of assets acquired and liabilities assumed.

Note 3—Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

On July 1, 2009 the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) launched the accounting standards codification (“ASC”); a structural overhaul to U.S. GAAP that changes from a standards-based model (with thousands of individual standards) to a topical based model. For final consensuses that have been ratified by the FASB, the ASC will be updated with an Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) reference, which is assigned a number that corresponds to the year and that individual ASU’s place within the progression (e.g., 2010—1 will be the first ASU issued in 2010). ASUs will replace accounting changes that historically were issued as Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (“SFAS”), FASB Interpretations (“FIN,”) FASB Staff Positions (“FSPs,”) or other types of FASB Standards.

The following are accounting standards adopted or issued during 2010 that could have an impact on our Company.

We adopted the provision of ASU No. 2010-09, “Subsequent Events”, on March 1, 2010. This update adds a definition of the term “SEC filer” to the ASC Master Glossary and removes the definition of “public entity” from the ASC 855 Glossary. Also, the update requires (1) SEC filers and (2) conduit debt obligors for conduit debt securities that are traded in a public market to “evaluate subsequent events through the date the financial statements are issued.” All other entities are required to “evaluate subsequent events through the date the financial statements are available to be issued.” In addition; the update exempts SEC filers from disclosing the date through which subsequent events have been evaluated. Because ASU No. 2010-09 applies only to financial statement disclosures, it did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

We adopted the provision of ASU No. 2010-06, “Improving Disclosures About Fair Value Measurements”, on February 1, 2010. This update adds new requirements for disclosure about transfers into and out of Level 1 and 2 measurements, and separate disclosures about purchases, sales, issuances, and settlements relating to Level 3 measurements. The ASU also clarifies existing fair

 

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value disclosures about the level of disaggregation and about inputs and valuation techniques used to measure fair value. Further, the ASU amends guidance on employers’ disclosures about postretirement benefit plan assets under ASC 715, “Compensation – Retirement Benefits,” to require that disclosures be provided by classes of assets instead of by major categories of assets. Because ASU No. 2010-06 applies only to financial statement disclosures, it did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

In June 2009, the FASB issued ASU 2009-17 (ASC Topic 810), “Improvements to Financial Reporting by Enterprises Involved with Variable Interest Entities,” which is effective as of January 1, 2010. The new standard amends existing consolidation guidance for variable interest entities and requires a company to perform a qualitative analysis when determining whether it must consolidate a variable interest entity. This analysis identifies the primary beneficiary of a variable interest entity as the company that has both the power to direct the activities of a variable interest entity that most significantly impact the entity’s economic performance and either the obligation to absorb losses or the right to receive benefits from the entity that could potentially be significant to the variable interest entity. As a result of the adoption of ASU 2009-17, we have two joint ventures which were consolidated within our financial statements for all periods prior to December 31, 2009, and are no longer consolidated beginning in January 2010. The deconsolidation of these two joint ventures resulted in a reduction of our cash balances of $7.9 million, shown as an operating outflow of cash in our statement of cash flows for the quarter ended March 31, 2010. Net revenues and operating income for the quarter ended March 31, 2009 for these two joint ventures were approximately $8.8 million and $0.5 million, respectively. As a result, we believe the adoption of ASU 2009-17 was not material to our financial statements.

Note 4—Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets

We account for our goodwill and other intangible assets in accordance with ASC 350, “Intangible Assets – Goodwill and Other,” which provides guidance regarding the recognition and measurement of intangible assets, eliminates the amortization of indefinite-lived intangible assets and requires assessments for impairment of intangible assets that are not subject to amortization at least annually.

The following table sets forth changes in our goodwill and other intangible assets for the three months ended March 31, 2010:

 

     Amortizing
Intangible Assets
        Non-Amortizing Intangible Assets      

(In millions)

     Goodwill    Other  

Balance at December 31, 2009

   $ 1,391.0      $ 3,456.9    $ 3,560.3   

Acquisition of PHW Las Vegas

     5.8        1.3      —     

Amortization Expense

     (42.7     —        —     

Other

     (1.0     19.5      (1.2 )
                       

Balance at March 31, 2010

   $ 1,353.1      $ 3,477.7    $ 3,559.1   
                       

During March 2010, the Company paid $19.5 million to a former owner of Chester Downs for resolution of the final contingency associated with the Company’s purchase of additional interest in this property. This payment was recorded as goodwill.

The following table provides the gross carrying value and accumulated amortization for each major class of intangible assets other than goodwill:

 

     March 31, 2010    December 31, 2009

(In millions)

   Weighted
Average
Useful Life
(in years)
   Gross
Carrying
Amount
   Accumulated
Amortization
    Net
Carrying
Amount
   Gross
Carrying
Amount
   Accumulated
Amortization
    Net
Carrying
Amount

Amortizing intangible assets

                  

Customer relationships

   11.7    $ 1,456.8    $ (272.4   $ 1,184.4    $ 1,454.5    $ (240.8   $ 1,213.7

Contract rights

   5.5      132.6      (73.7     58.9      130.1      (66.5     63.6

Patented technology

   8.0      93.5      (25.3     68.2      93.5      (22.4     71.1

Gaming rights

   16.4      42.8      (5.6     37.2      42.8      (5.0     37.8

Trademarks

   5.0      7.8      (3.4     4.4      7.8      (3.0     4.8
                                              
      $ 1,733.5    $ (380.4     1,353.1    $ 1,728.7    $ (337.7     1,391.0
                                              

Non-amortizing intangible assets

                  

Trademarks

             1,936.6           1,937.0

Gaming rights

             1,622.5           1,623.3
                          
             3,559.1           3,560.3
                          

Total intangible assets other than goodwill

           $ 4,912.2         $ 4,951.3
                          

 

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The aggregate amortization of intangible assets for the quarter ended March 31, 2010 was $42.7 million. Estimated annual amortization expense for the years ending December 31, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 is, $160.3 million, $155.8 million, $154.4 million, $152.1 million and $141.9 million, respectively. These amounts do not include amortization expense on the preliminary balances of amortizable intangible assets for PHW Las Vegas, pending finalization of the purchase price allocation. Such amounts are not expected to be material.

Note 5—Debt

The following table presents our debt as of March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009:

 

Detail of Debt (dollars in millions)

  Maturity   Rate(s) at
Mar. 31, 2010
  Face Value at
Mar. 31, 2010
    Book Value at
Mar. 31, 2010
    Book Value at
Dec. 31, 2009
 

Credit Facilities and Secured Debt

         

Term Loans

         

Term Loans B1-B3

  2015   3.25%-3.29%   $ 5,830.1      $ 5,830.1      $ 5,835.3   

Term Loans B4

  2016   9.5%     997.5        973.7        975.3   

Revolving Credit Facility

  2014   3.23%-3.25%     500.0        500.0        427.0   

Senior Secured Notes

  2017   11.25%     2,095.0        2,046.2        2,045.2   

CMBS financing

  2013   3.23%     5,551.2        5,551.2        5,551.2   

Second-Priority Senior Secured Notes

  2018   10.0%     4,553.1        1,975.7        1,959.1   

Second-Priority Senior Secured Notes

  2015   10.0%     214.8        152.3        150.7   

Secured debt

  2010   6.0%     25.0        25.0        25.0   

Chester Downs term loan

  2016   12.375%     221.4        209.1        217.2   

PHW Las Vegas senior secured loan

  2011   3.09%     554.3        410.6        —     

Other, various maturities

  Various   4.25%-6.0%     0.4        0.4        —     

Subsidiary-guaranteed debt

         

Senior Notes

  2016   10.75%     478.6        478.6        478.6   

Senior PIK Toggle Notes

  2018   10.75%/11.5%     10.0        10.0        9.4   

Unsecured Senior Debt

         

5.5%

  2010   5.5%     191.6        189.0        186.9   

8.0%

  2011   8.0%     13.2        12.7        12.5   

5.375%

  2013   5.375%     125.2        97.0        95.5   

7.0%

  2013   7.0%     0.6        0.7        0.7   

5.625%

  2015   5.625%     451.8        323.8        319.5   

6.5%

  2016   6.5%     360.1        254.6        251.9   

5.75%

  2017   5.75%     237.9        152.9        151.3   

Floating Rate Contingent Convertible Senior Notes

  2024   0.5%     0.2        0.2        0.2   

Unsecured Senior Subordinated Notes

         

7.875%

  2010   7.875%     —          —          142.5   

8.125%

  2011   8.125%     12.0        11.5        11.4   

Other Unsecured Borrowings

         

5.3% special improvement district bonds

  2035   5.3%     68.4        68.4        68.4   

Other

  Various   Various     18.1        18.1        18.1   

Capitalized Lease Obligations

         

6.42%-9.8%

  to 2020   6.42%-9.8%     37.8        37.8        10.2   
                           

Total debt

        22,548.3        19,329.6        18,943.1   

Current portion of long-term debt

        (76.9     (76.9     (74.3
                           

Long-term debt

      $ 22,471.4      $ 19,252.7      $ 18,868.8   
                           

Book values of debt as of March 31, 2010 are presented net of unamortized discounts of $3,218.8 million and unamortized premiums of $0.1 million. As of December 31, 2009, book values are presented net of unamortized discounts of $3,108.9 million and unamortized premiums of $0.1 million.

At March 31, 2010, $191.6 million, face amount, of our 5.5% Senior Notes due July 1, 2010, and $25.0 million, face amount, of our 6.0% Secured Note due July 15, 2010, are classified as long-term in our Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheet because the Company currently has both the intent and the ability to refinance these notes with proceeds from $750 million principal amount of 12.75% Senior Secured notes issued April 16, 2010, discussed further below. Our current maturities of debt include required interim principal payments on each of our Term Loans, our Chester Downs term loan, and the special improvement district bonds.

 

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On April 16, 2010, Harrah’s Operating Escrow LLC and Harrah’s Escrow Corporation (the “Escrow Issuers”), wholly-owned subsidiaries of HOC, completed the offering of $750.0 million aggregate principal amount of 12.75% second-priority senior secured notes due 2018. In connection with the issuance of the notes, on April 16, 2010, HOC delivered notices of redemption (each, a “Redemption Notice”, and collectively, the “Redemption Notices”) to the holders of HOC’s currently outstanding 5.50% Senior Notes due 2010 (the “5.50% Notes”), 8.0% Senior Notes due 2011 (the “8.0% Notes”) and 8.125% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2011 (the “8.125% Notes” and, collectively with the 5.50% Notes and the 8.0% Notes, the “2010/2011 Notes”). The Redemption Notices provide for HOC’s redemption on May 20, 2010 (the “Redemption Date”), pursuant to the terms of the indentures relating to the 2010/2011 Notes, of all $17.6 million of 8.125% Notes, $191.6 million of 5.50% Notes and $13.2 million of 8.0% Notes at a redemption price of (a) in the case of the 8.125% Notes, 100% of the principal amount of the 8.125% Notes to be redeemed plus the Make-Whole Premium (as defined in the indenture relating to the 8.125% Notes), and (b) in the case of each of the 5.50% Notes and the 8.0% Notes, an amount equal to the greater of (x) 100% of the principal amount of such notes to be redeemed and (y) the sum of the present values of the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest thereon (not including any portion of such payments of interest accrued as of such Redemption Date) discounted to the Redemption Date on a semiannual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months) at the Adjusted Treasury Rate (as defined in the applicable indenture), plus 25 basis points, as calculated by an Independent Investment Banker (as defined in the applicable indenture), plus, in the case of both (a) and (b), accrued and unpaid interest on the principal amount being redeemed to the Redemption Date.

Credit Agreement and Incremental Facility Amendment

In connection with the Acquisition, HOC entered into the senior secured credit facilities (the “Credit Facilities”). This financing is neither secured nor guaranteed by Harrah’s Entertainment’s other direct, wholly-owned subsidiaries, including the subsidiaries that own properties that are security for certain real estate loans (the “CMBS Financing”) and certain of HOC’s subsidiaries that are unrestricted subsidiaries. In late 2009, HOC completed cash tender offers for certain of its outstanding debt, and in connection with these tender offers, HOC borrowed $1,000 million of new term loans under its Credit Facilities pursuant to an incremental amendment (the “Incremental Loans”).

As of March 31, 2010, our Credit Facilities provide for senior secured financing of up to $8,457.6 million, consisting of (i) senior secured term loan facilities in an aggregate principal amount of up to $6,827.6 million with $5,830.1 million maturing on January 20, 2015 and $997.5 million maturing on October 31, 2016, and (ii) a senior secured revolving credit facility in an aggregate principal amount of $1,630.0 million, maturing January 28, 2014, including both a letter of credit sub-facility and a swingline loan sub-facility. The term loans under the Credit Facilities require scheduled quarterly payments of $7.5 million, with the balance due at maturity. A total of $7,327.6 million face amount of borrowings were outstanding under the Credit Facilities as of March 31, 2010, with an additional $133.5 million committed to letters of credit. After consideration of these borrowings and letters of credit, $996.5 million of additional borrowing capacity was available to the Company under its revolving credit facility as of March 31, 2010.

Interest and Fees

Borrowings under the Credit Facilities, other than borrowings under the Incremental Loans, bear interest at a rate equal to the then-current LIBOR rate or at a rate equal to the alternate base rate, in each case plus an applicable margin. As of March 31, 2010, the Credit Facilities, other than borrowings under the Incremental Loans, bore interest at LIBOR plus 300 basis points for the term loans and a portion of the revolver loan, 150 basis points over the alternate base rate for the swingline loan and at the alternate base rate plus 200 basis points for the remainder of the revolver loan.

Borrowings under the Incremental Loans bear interest at a rate equal to either the alternate base rate or the greater of i) the then-current LIBOR rate or ii) 2.0%; in each case plus an applicable margin. At March 31, 2010, borrowings under the Incremental Loans bore interest at the minimum base rate of 2.0%, plus 750 basis points.

In addition, on a quarterly basis, we are required to pay each lender (i) a commitment fee in respect of any unborrowed amounts under the revolving credit facility and (ii) a letter of credit fee in respect of the aggregate face amount of outstanding letters of credit under the revolving credit facility. As of March 31, 2010, the Credit Facilities bore a commitment fee for unborrowed amounts of 50 basis points.

We make monthly interest payments on our CMBS Financing. Our outstanding notes (secured and unsecured) have semi-annual interest payments, with the majority of those payments on June 15 and December 15.

 

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A change in interest rates on variable-rate debt will impact our financial results. For example, assuming a constant outstanding balance for our variable-rate debt, excluding the $5,810 million of variable-rate debt for which our interest rate swap agreements are designated as hedging instruments for accounting purposes, for the next twelve months, a hypothetical 1% increase in corresponding interest rates would change interest expense for the twelve months following March 31, 2010 by approximately $66.4 million. At March 31, 2010, the three-month USD LIBOR rate was 0.268%. A hypothetical reduction of this rate to 0% would decrease interest expense for the next twelve months by approximately $17.8 million. At March 31, 2010, our variable-rate debt, excluding the aforementioned $5,810 million of variable-rate debt hedged against interest rate swap agreements, represents approximately 39.5% of our total debt, while our fixed-rate debt is approximately 60.5% of our total debt.

Collateral and Guarantors

HOC’s Credit Facilities are guaranteed by Harrah’s Entertainment, and are secured by a pledge of HOC’s capital stock and by substantially all of the existing and future property and assets of HOC and its material, wholly-owned domestic subsidiaries other than certain unrestricted subsidiaries, including a pledge of the capital stock of HOC’s material, wholly-owned domestic subsidiaries and 65% of the capital stock of the first-tier foreign subsidiaries, in each case subject to exceptions. The following casino properties have mortgages under the Credit Facilities:

 

Las Vegas

 

Atlantic City

 

Louisiana/Mississippi

 

Iowa/Missouri

Caesars Palace   Bally’s Atlantic City   Harrah’s New Orleans   Harrah’s St. Louis
Bally’s Las Vegas   Caesars Atlantic City   (Hotel only)   Harrah’s North Kansas City
Imperial Palace   Showboat Atlantic City   Harrah’s Louisiana Downs   Harrah’s Council Bluffs
Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon     Horseshoe Bossier City   Horseshoe Council Bluffs/ Bluffs Run
    Harrah’s Tunica  
    Horseshoe Tunica  
    Tunica Roadhouse  

 

Illinois/Indiana

 

Other Nevada

       
Horseshoe Southern Indiana   Harrah’s Reno    
Harrah’s Metropolis   Harrah’s Lake Tahoe    
Horseshoe Hammond   Harveys Lake Tahoe    

Additionally, certain undeveloped land in Las Vegas also is mortgaged.

Restrictive Covenants and Other Matters

The Credit Facilities require compliance on a quarterly basis with a maximum net senior secured first lien debt leverage test. In addition, the Credit Facilities include negative covenants, subject to certain exceptions, restricting or limiting HOC’s ability and the ability of its restricted subsidiaries to, among other things: (i) incur additional debt; (ii) create liens on certain assets; (iii) enter into sale and lease-back transactions (iv) make certain investments, loans and advances; (v) consolidate, merge, sell or otherwise dispose of all or any part of its assets or to purchase, lease or otherwise acquire all or any substantial part of assets of any other person; (vi) pay dividends or make distributions or make other restricted payments; (vii) enter into certain transactions with its affiliates; (viii) engage in any business other than the business activity conducted at the closing date of the loan or business activities incidental or related thereto; (ix) amend or modify the articles or certificate of incorporation, by-laws and certain agreements or make certain payments or modifications of indebtedness; and (x) designate or permit the designation of any indebtedness as “Designated Senior Debt”.

Harrah’s Entertainment is not bound by any financial or negative covenants contained in HOC’s credit agreement, other than with respect to the incurrence of liens on and the pledge of its stock of HOC.

All borrowings under the senior secured revolving credit facility are subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions, including the absence of a default and the accuracy of representations and warranties, and the requirement that such borrowing does not reduce the amount of obligations otherwise permitted to be secured under our new senior secured credit facilities without ratably securing the retained notes.

Certain covenants contained in HOC’s credit agreement require the maintenance of a senior first priority secured debt to last twelve months (LTM) Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (“EBITDA”), as defined in the agreements, ratio (“Senior Secured Leverage Ratio”). The June 3, 2009 amendment and waiver to our credit agreement excludes from the Senior Secured Leverage Ratio (a) the $1,375.0 million first lien notes issued June 15, 2009 and the $720.0 million first lien notes issued on September 11, 2009 and (b) up to $250 million aggregate principal amount of consolidated debt of subsidiaries that are not

 

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wholly-owned subsidiaries. Certain covenants contained in HOC’s credit agreement governing its senior secured credit facilities, the indenture and other agreements governing HOC’s 10.0% Second-Priority Senior Secured Notes due 2015 and 2018, and our first lien notes restrict our ability to take certain actions such as incurring additional debt or making acquisitions if we are unable to meet defined Adjusted EBITDA to Fixed Charges, senior secured debt to LTM Adjusted EBITDA and consolidated debt to LTM Adjusted EBITDA ratios. The covenants that restrict additional indebtedness and the ability to make future acquisitions require an LTM Adjusted EBITDA to Fixed Charges ratio (measured on a trailing four-quarter basis) of 2.0:1.0. Failure to comply with these covenants can result in limiting our long-term growth prospects by hindering our ability to incur future indebtedness or grow through acquisitions.

The indenture governing the 10.75% Senior Notes, 10.75%/11.5% Senior Toggle Notes and the agreements governing the other cash pay debt and PIK toggle debt limit HOC’s (and most of its subsidiaries’) ability to among other things: (i) incur additional debt or issue certain preferred shares; (ii) pay dividends or make distributions in respect of our capital stock or make other restricted payments; (iii) make certain investments; (iv) sell certain assets; (v) with respect to HOC only, engage in any business or own any material asset other than all of the equity interest of HOC so long as certain investors hold a majority of the notes; (vi) create or permit to exist dividend and/or payment restrictions affecting its restricted subsidiaries; (vii) create liens on certain assets to secure debt; (viii) consolidate, merge, sell or otherwise dispose of all or substantially all of its assets; (ix) enter into certain transactions with its affiliates; and (x) designate its subsidiaries as unrestricted subsidiaries. Subject to certain exceptions, the indenture governing the notes and the agreements governing the other cash pay debt and PIK toggle debt will permit us and our restricted subsidiaries to incur additional indebtedness, including secured indebtedness.

Other Financing Transactions

Acquisition of Planet Hollywood

On February 19, 2010, HOC acquired 100% of the equity interests of PHW Las Vegas, which owns and operates the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino located in Las Vegas, Nevada. In connection with this transaction, PHW Las Vegas assumed a $554.3 million, face value, senior secured loan, and a subsidiary of HOC cancelled certain debt issued by PHW Las Vegas’ predecessor entities. In connection with the transaction and the assumption of debt, PHW Las Vegas entered into the Amended and Restated Loan Agreement with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as trustee for The Credit Suisse First Boston Mortgage Securities Corp. Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-TFL2 (“Lender”). The $554.3 million outstanding under the Amended and Restated Loan Agreement bears interest at a rate per annum equal to LIBOR plus 2.859% (the “Applicable Interest Rate”), is secured by the assets of PHW Las Vegas, and is non-recourse to other subsidiaries of the Company. PHW Las Vegas is an unrestricted subsidiary of HOC and therefore not a borrower under HOC’s credit facilities. A subsidiary of HOC manages the property for PHW Las Vegas for a fee. The maturity date for this loan is December 2011, with two extension options, which, if exercised, would extend maturity until April 2015.

Guaranty

In connection with PHW Las Vegas’ Amended and Restated Loan Agreement, Harrah’s Entertainment entered into a Guaranty Agreement (the “Guaranty”) for the benefit of Lender pursuant to which Harrah’s Entertainment guaranteed to Lender certain recourse liabilities of PHW Las Vegas. Harrah’s Entertainment’s maximum aggregate liability for such recourse liabilities is limited to $30.0 million provided that such recourse liabilities of PHW Las Vegas do not arise from (i) events, acts, or circumstances that are actually committed by, or voluntarily or willfully brought about by Harrah’s Entertainment or (ii) event, acts, or circumstances (regardless of the cause of the same) that provide actual benefit (in cash, cash equivalent, or other quantifiable amount) to the Registrant, to the full extent of the actual benefit received by the Registrant. Pursuant to the Guaranty, Harrah’s Entertainment is required to maintain a net worth or liquid assets of at least $100.0 million.

Prepayments

PHW Las Vegas may, at its option, voluntarily prepay the loan in whole or in part upon twenty (20) days prior written notice to Lender.

PHW Las Vegas is required to prepay the loan in (i) the amount of any insurance proceeds received by Lender for which Lender is not obligated to make available to PHW Las Vegas for restoration in accordance with the terms of the Amended and Restated Loan Agreement, (ii) the amount of any proceeds received from the operator of the timeshare property adjacent to the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, subject to the limitations set forth in the Amended and Restated Loan Agreement and (iii) the amount of any excess cash remaining after application of the cash management provisions of the Amended and Restated Loan Agreement.

Interest Payments

On each scheduled monthly payment date prior to the maturity date, PHW Las Vegas pays to Lender interest accruing at the Applicable Interest Rate.

 

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Amendment to CMBS Financing

On March 5, 2010, we received the consent of the lenders under our CMBS financing to amend the terms of the CMBS Financing to, among other things, (i) provide our subsidiaries that are borrowers under the CMBS mortgage loan and/or related mezzanine loans (“CMBS Loans”) the right to extend the maturity of the CMBS Loans, subject to certain conditions, by up to 2 years until February 2015, (ii) amend certain terms of the CMBS Loans with respect to reserve requirements, collateral rights, property release prices and the payment of management fees, (iii) provide for ongoing mandatory offers to repurchase CMBS Loans using excess cash flow from the CMBS entities at discounted prices, (iv) provide for the amortization of the mortgage loan in certain minimum amounts upon the occurrence of certain conditions and (v) provide for certain limitations with respect to the amount of excess cash flow from the CMBS entities that may be distributed to us. Any CMBS Loan purchased pursuant to the amendments will be cancelled. The amendment to the terms of the CMBS Loans will become effective upon execution of definitive documentation.

In the fourth quarter of 2009, we purchased approximately $950 million of face value of CMBS Loans for approximately $237 million. Pursuant to the terms of the amendment, we have agreed to pay lenders selling CMBS Loans during the fourth quarter 2009 an additional $48 million for their loans previously sold, subject to the execution of definitive documentation for the amendment. This additional liability was recorded as a loss on early extinguishment of debt during the quarter ended March 31, 2010. In addition, we have agreed to purchase approximately $124 million of face value of CMBS Loans for $37 million, subject to the execution of definitive documentation for the amendment.

Derivative Instruments – Interest Rate Swap Agreements

We use interest rate swaps to manage the mix of our debt between fixed and variable rate instruments. As of March 31, 2010 we have entered into 10 interest rate swap agreements for notional amounts totaling $6,500 million. The difference to be paid or received under the terms of the interest rate swap agreements is accrued as interest rates change and recognized as an adjustment to interest expense for the related debt. Changes in the variable interest rates to be paid or received pursuant to the terms of the interest rate swap agreements will have a corresponding effect on future cash flows. The major terms of the interest rate swap agreements as of March 31, 2010 are as follows:

 

Effective Date

   Notional
Amount
   Fixed Rate
Paid
    Variable Rate
Received as of
March 31, 2010
    Next Reset Date    Maturity Date
     (In millions)                      

April 25, 2007

   $ 200    4.898   0.249   April 26, 2010    April 25, 2011

April 25, 2007

     200    4.896   0.249   April 26, 2010    April 25, 2011

April 25, 2007

     200    4.925   0.249   April 26, 2010    April 25, 2011

April 25, 2007

     200    4.917   0.249   April 26, 2010    April 25, 2011

April 25, 2007

     200    4.907   0.249   April 26, 2010    April 25, 2011

September 26, 2007

     250    4.809   0.249   April 26, 2010    April 25, 2011

September 26, 2007

     250    4.775   0.249   April 26, 2010    April 25, 2011

April 25, 2008

     2,000    4.276   0.249   April 26, 2010    April 25, 2013

April 25, 2008

     2,000    4.263   0.249   April 26, 2010    April 25, 2013

April 25, 2008

     1,000    4.172   0.249   April 26, 2010    April 25, 2012

The variable rate on our interest rate swap agreements did not materially change as a result of the April 26, 2010 reset.

Until October 2009, our interest rate swap agreements were designated as cash flow hedging instruments for accounting purposes. During October 2009, we borrowed $1,000 million under the Incremental Loans and used a majority of the net proceeds to temporarily repay most of our revolving debt under the Credit Facility. As a result, we no longer had a sufficient amount of outstanding debt under the same terms as our interest rate swap agreements to support hedge accounting treatment for the full $6,500 million in interest rate swaps. Thus, as of September 30, 2009, we removed the cash flow hedge designation for the $1,000 million swap agreement, freezing the amount of deferred losses recorded in Other Comprehensive Income associated with this swap agreement, and reducing the total notional amount on interest rate swaps designated as cash flow hedging instruments to $5,500 million. Beginning October 1, 2009, we began amortizing deferred losses frozen in Other Comprehensive Income into income over the original remaining term of the hedged forecasted transactions that are still considered to be probable of occurring. We will record $8.7 million as an increase to interest expense and other comprehensive income over the next 12 months related to deferred losses on the $1,000 million interest rate swap.

During the fourth quarter of 2009, we re-designated approximately $310 million of the $1,000 million swap as a cash flow hedging instrument. As a result, at March 31, 2010, $5,810 million of our total interest rate swap notional amount of $6,500 million remained designated as hedging instruments for accounting purposes. Any future changes in fair value of the portion of the interest rate swap not designated as a hedging instrument will be recognized in Interest expense during the period in which the changes in value occur.

 

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Derivative Instruments – Interest Rate Cap Agreements

On January 28, 2008, we entered into an interest rate cap agreement to partially hedge the risk of future increases in the variable rate of the CMBS Financing. The interest rate cap agreement, which was effective January 28, 2008 and terminates February 13, 2013, is for a notional amount of $6,500 million at a LIBOR cap rate of 4.5%. The interest rate cap was designated as a cash flow hedging instrument for accounting purposes on May 1, 2008.

On November 30, 2009, we purchased and extinguished approximately $948.8 million of the CMBS Financing. The hedging relationship between the CMBS Financing and the interest rate cap has remained effective subsequent to the debt extinguishment. As a result of the extinguishment, in the fourth quarter 2009, we reclassified approximately $12.1 million of deferred losses out of accumulated other comprehensive income and into interest expense associated with hedges for which the forecasted future transactions are no longer probable of occurring.

On January 31, 2010, we removed the cash flow hedge designation for the $6,500 million interest rate cap, freezing the amount of deferred losses recorded in Other Comprehensive Income associated with the interest rate cap. Beginning February 1, 2010, we began amortizing deferred losses frozen in Other Comprehensive Income into income over the original remaining term of the hedge forecasted transactions that are still probable of occurring. We will record $20.9 million as an increase to interest expense and other comprehensive income over the next 12 months related to deferred losses on the interest rate cap.

On January 31, 2010, we re-designated $4,650 million of the interest rate cap as a cash flow hedging instrument for accounting purposes. Any future changes in fair value of the portion of the interest rate cap not designated as a hedging instrument will be recognized in Interest expense during the period in which the changes in value occur.

On April 5, 2010, as required under the amended and restated loan agreement, we entered into an interest rate cap agreement to partially hedge the risk of future increases in the variable rate of the PHW Las Vegas senior secured loan. The interest rate cap agreement is for a notional amount of $554.3 million at a LIBOR cap rate of 5%, and matures on December 9, 2011. To give proper consideration to the prepayment requirements of the PHW Las Vegas term loan, we have designated only $525 million of the $554.3 million notional amount of the interest rate cap as a cash flow hedging instrument for accounting purposes.

Derivative Instruments – Impact on Financial Statements

The following table represents the fair values of derivative instruments in the Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009:

 

    Asset Derivatives  

Liability Derivatives

 
    March 31, 2010   December 31, 2009  

March 31, 2010

   

December 31, 2009

 
    Balance
Sheet Location
  Fair Value   Balance
Sheet
Location
  Fair Value  

Balance

Sheet

Location

  Fair Value    

Balance

Sheet

Location

  Fair Value  

Derivatives designated as hedging instruments

               

Interest Rate Swaps

    $ —       $ —     Deferred Credits and Other   $ (360.3   Deferred Credits and Other   $ (337.6

Interest Rate Cap

  Deferred Charges
and Other
    14.4   Deferred Charges
and Other
    56.8       —            —     
                                   

Subtotal

      14.4       56.8       (360.3       (337.6

Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments

               

Interest Rate Swaps

      —         —     Deferred Credits and Other     (39.8       (37.6

Interest Rate Cap

  Deferred Charges
and Other
    5.8   Deferred Charges
and Other
    —         —            —     
                                   

Subtotal

      5.8       —         (39.8       (37.6
                                   

Total Derivatives

    $ 20.2     $ 56.8     $ (400.1     $ (375.2
                                   

 

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The following table represents the effect of derivative instruments in the Consolidated Statements of Operations for the quarters ended March 31, 2010 and 2009 for amounts transferred into or out of other comprehensive income:

 

     Amount of (Gain) or  Loss
on Derivatives
Recognized in OCI
(Effective Portion)
    Location of (Gain)
or Loss Reclassified
From Accumulated
OCI Into Income
(Effective Portion)
   Amount of (Gain) or
Loss Reclassified from
Accumulated OCI  into
Income (Effective
Portion)
   Location of (Gain) or Loss
Recognized in Income on
Derivative (Ineffective
Portion and Amount
Excluded from
Effectiveness Testing)
   Amount of (Gain) or
Loss Recognized in
Income on Derivative
(Ineffective Portion and
Amount Excluded from
Effectiveness Testing)

Cash Flow Hedging
Relationships

   Quarter
Ended
Mar. 31,
2010
   Quarter
Ended
Mar. 31,
2009
         Quarter
Ended
Mar. 31,
2010
   Quarter
Ended
Mar. 31,
2009
        Quarter
Ended

Mar.  31,
2010
   Quarter
Ended
Mar. 31,
2009

Interest rate contracts

   $ 45.2    $ (72.4   Interest Expense    $ 5.9    $ 0.2    Interest Expense    $ 10.6    $ —  

 

          Amount of (Gain) or Loss
Recognized in Income on
Derivatives

Derivatives Not Designated as Hedging

Instruments

  

Location of (Gain) or Loss

Recognized in Income on

Derivative

   Quarter
Ended

Mar.  31,
2010
   Quarter
Ended
Mar. 31,
2009

Interest Rate Contracts

   Interest Expense    $ 4.9    —  

In addition to the impact on interest expense from amounts reclassified from other comprehensive income, the difference to be paid or received under the terms of the interest rate swap agreements is recognized as interest expense and is paid quarterly. This cash settlement portion of the interest rate swap agreements increased interest expense for the quarters ended March 31, 2010 and 2009 by approximately $66.4 million and $43.2 million, respectively.

Note 6—Stock-Based Employee Compensation

As of March 31, 2010, there was approximately $68.2 million of total unrecognized compensation cost related to stock option grants. In 2010, our share-based compensation expense consists primarily of time-based options and performance-based options that have been granted to management, other personnel and key service providers. The Company has recognized compensation expense associated with its stock-based employee compensation programs as follows:

 

     Quarter Ended
March 31,

(In millions)

   2010    2009

Amounts included in:

     

Corporate expense

   $ 4.2    $ 2.6

Property G&A

     2.5      1.5
             

Total Compensation Expense

     6.7    $ 4.1
             

On February 23, 2010, the Human Resources Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company adopted an amendment to the Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. Management Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”). The amendment provides for an increase in the available number shares of the Registrant’s non-voting common stock for which options may be granted to 4,566,919 shares.

The amendment also revised the vesting hurdles for performance-based options under the Plan. The performance options vest if the return on investment in the Company of TPG, Apollo, and their respective affiliates and co-investors (the “Majority Stockholders”) achieve a specified return. Previously, 50% of the performance-based options vested upon a 2x return and 50% vested upon a 3x return. The triggers have been revised to 1.5x and 2.5x, respectively. In addition, a pro-rata portion of the 2.5x options will vest if the Majority Stockholders achieve a return on their investment that is greater than 2.0x, but less than 2.5x. The pro rata portion will increase on a straight line basis from zero to a participant’s total number of 2.5x options depending upon the level of returns that the Majority Stockholders realize between 2.0x and 2.5x.

 

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The following is a summary of share-based option activity for the quarter ended March 31, 2010:

 

Options

   Shares     Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
   Weighted Average
Remaining
Contractual Term
(years)

Outstanding at December 31, 2009

   3,194,175     $ 91.53    8.0

Options granted

   1,260,117       56.08   

Canceled

   (10,477 )     
           

Outstanding at March 31, 2010

   4,443,815       81.49    8.4
           

Exercisable at March 31, 2010

   798,590     $ 86.52    6.8

The assumptions used to estimate fair value and the resulting estimated fair value of options granted during the quarter ended March 31, 2010 are as follows:

 

     Quarter Ended
March 31,
2010
 

Expected volatility

     71.5

Expected dividend yield

     —     

Expected term (in years)

     6.62   

Risk-free interest rate

     2.35

Weighted average fair value per share of options granted

   $ 27.07   

Note 7—Preferred and Common Stock

Preferred Stock

At March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, the authorized shares of preferred stock were 40,000,000, par value $0.01 per share, stated value $100.00 per share.

On January 28, 2008, our Board of Directors adopted a resolution authorizing the creation and issuance of a series of preferred stock known as the Non-Voting Perpetual Preferred Stock. The number of shares constituting such series was 20,000,000. Each share of non-voting preferred stock accrued dividends at a rate of 15.0% per annum, compounded quarterly, and such dividends were cumulative. As of December 31, 2009, dividends in arrears were $652.6 million.

In February 2010, the Board of Directors approved revisions to the Certificate of Designation for the non-voting perpetual preferred stock to eliminate dividends (including all existing accrued but unpaid dividends totaling $717.2 million at the revision approval date) and to specify that the conversion right of the non-voting perpetual preferred stock be at the original value of the Company’s non-voting common stock. In March 2010, Hamlet Holdings LLC (the holder of all of the Company’s voting common stock) and holders of a majority of our non-voting perpetual preferred stock approved the revisions to the Certificate of Designation. Also in March 2010, the holders of a majority of our non-voting perpetual preferred stock voted to convert all of the non-voting perpetual preferred stock to non-voting common stock.

As a result of the conversion of preferred stock into common stock, the Company has no shares of preferred stock outstanding as of March 31, 2010.

Common Stock

As of December 31, 2009, the authorized common stock of the Company totaled 80,000,020 shares, consisting of 20 shares of voting common stock, par value $0.01 per share and 80,000,000 shares of non-voting common stock, par value $0.01 per share.

As disclosed above, in March 2010, the holders of our voting common stock and of a majority of our non-voting preferred stock voted to convert all of the non-voting perpetual preferred stock to non-voting common stock. As a result of this conversion, the Company issued 19,935,534 additional shares of non-voting common stock.

 

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The voting common stock has no economic rights or privileges, including rights in liquidation. The holders of voting common stock shall be entitled to one vote per share on all matters to be voted on by the stockholders of the Company.

In the event of any voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company, holders of non-voting common stock will receive a pro rata distribution of any remaining assets after payment of or provision for liabilities and the liquidation preference on preferred stock, if any.

Note 8—Write-downs, Reserves and Recoveries

Write-downs, reserves and recoveries include various pretax charges to record long-lived tangible asset impairments, contingent liability reserves, project write-offs, demolition costs, recoveries of previously recorded non-routine reserves and other non-routine transactions. The components of write-downs, reserves and recoveries were as follows:

 

     Quarter Ended
March 31,

(In millions)

   2010     2009

Remediation costs

   $ 16.1      $ 7.6

Efficiency projects

     0.4        8.7

Impairment of long-lived tangible assets

     —          8.1

Loss on divested or abandoned assets

     —          0.7

Litigation reserves, awards and settlements

     0.5        0.6

Other

     (4.5     1.7
              

Total Write-downs, reserves and recoveries

   $ 12.5      $ 27.4
              

Remediation costs relate to room remediation projects at certain of our Las Vegas properties.

Efficiency program expenses in 2010 and 2009 represent costs incurred to identify and implement efficiency projects aimed at stream-lining corporate and operating functions to achieve cost savings and efficiencies. In 2009, the majority of the costs incurred related to the closing of the office in Memphis, Tennessee, which previously housed certain corporate functions.

We account for long-lived tangible assets to be held and used by evaluating their carrying value in relation to the operating performance and estimated future undiscounted cash flows generated by such assets, when indications of impairment are present. For the quarter ended March 31, 2009, we recorded impairment charges of $8.1 million, of which $6.9 million related to long-lived tangible assets at our Horseshoe Hammond property.

Other write-downs, reserves and recoveries for the quarter ended March 31, 2010 includes the release of a $4.8 million reserve for excise tax for which the statute of limitations has recently expired.

Note 9—Income Taxes

We are subject to income taxes in the United States as well as various states and foreign jurisdictions in which we operate. We account for income taxes under ASC 740 “Accounting for Income Taxes,” whereby deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the expected future tax consequences of events that have been included in the financial statements or income tax returns. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are determined based on differences between financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and their respective tax bases using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled.

The Company’s income tax provision/(benefit) and effective tax rate were as follows:

 

(In millions, except effective tax rate)

   Quarter ended
March 31,
 
     2010     2009  

Loss from continuing operations before income tax

   $ (298.5   $ (201.7

Benefit for income taxes

   $ (104.9   $ (74.3

Effective tax rate

     (35.1 )%      (36.8 )% 

Benefit for income taxes at 35%

   $ (104.5   $ (70.6

Difference between tax at effective vs. statutory rate

   $ (0.4   $ (3.7

 

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For the quarters ended March 31, 2010 and 2009, the differences between the Company’s recorded tax benefit and the benefit that would result from applying the U.S. statutory rate of 35.0% were primarily attributable to: (1) state income taxes; (2) foreign income taxes; (3) losses generated within the U.S. and certain jurisdictions outside the U.S. that were not benefited due to management’s conclusion that it was less than more likely than not that the tax benefits would be realized; (4) adjustments for uncertain tax positions; and (5) other permanent book/tax differences.

We file income tax returns, including returns for our subsidiaries, with federal, state, and foreign jurisdictions. We are under regular and recurring audit by the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) on open tax positions, and it is possible that the amount of the liability for unrecognized tax benefits could change during the next twelve months. As a result of the expiration of the statute of limitations and closure of IRS audits, our 2004 and 2005 federal income tax years were closed during the year ended December 31, 2009. The IRS audit of our 2006 federal income tax year also concluded during the year ended December 31, 2009. We participated in the IRS’s Compliance Assurance Program (“CAP”) for the 2007 and 2008 tax years. The IRS audit of our 2007 federal income tax year concluded during the quarter ended March 31, 2010. Our 2008 federal income tax year is currently under post-CAP review by the IRS. We did not participate in the IRS’s CAP program for our 2009 income tax year and we are not participating in the CAP program for the 2010 income tax year.

We are also subject to exam by various state and foreign tax authorities. Tax years prior to 2005 are generally closed for foreign and state income tax purposes as the statutes of limitations have lapsed. However, various subsidiaries are still capable of being examined by the New Jersey Division of Taxation for tax years beginning with 1999 due to our execution of New Jersey statute of limitation extensions.

We classify reserves for tax uncertainties within “Accrued expenses” and “Deferred credits and other” in our Consolidated Balance Sheets, separate from any related income tax payable or deferred income taxes. In accordance with ASC 740, reserve amounts relate to any potential income tax liabilities resulting from uncertain tax positions as well as potential interest or penalties associated with those liabilities. For the quarter ended March 31, 2010, we recorded an increase in gross unrecognized tax benefit (“UTB”) of $74.2 million as a result of tax positions taken during a prior year. The increase in gross UTB was related to cancellation of indebtedness income. None of the total amount of the increase in gross UTB during the quarter ended March 31, 2010, if recognized, would benefit the effective tax rate. There was no decrease in gross UTB during the quarter ended March 31, 2010, which, upon recognition, benefited the effective tax rate.

Note 10—Fair Value Measurements

ASC 820 “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures,” outlines a valuation framework and creates a fair value hierarchy in order to increase the consistency and comparability of fair value measurements and the related disclosures. ASC 820 clarifies that fair value is an exit price, representing the amount that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants. As such, fair value is a market-based measurement that should be determined based upon assumptions that market participants would use in pricing an asset or liability. As a basis for considering such assumptions, ASC 820 establishes a three-tier fair value hierarchy, which prioritizes the inputs used in measuring fair value as follows:

 

Level 1:   Observable inputs such as quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that are accessible at the measurement date;
Level 2:   Inputs, other than quoted prices in active markets, that are observable either directly or indirectly; and
Level 3:   Unobservable inputs in which there is little or no market data, which require the reporting entity to develop its own assumptions.

Under ASC 825, “Financial Instruments,” entities are permitted to choose to measure many financial instruments and certain other items at fair value. We did not elect the fair value measurement option under ASC 825 for any of our financial assets or financial liabilities.

 

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Items Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis

The following table shows the fair value of our financial assets and financial liabilities that are required to be measured at fair value as of March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009.

 

(In millions)

   Balance at
March 31, 2010
    Level 1    Level 2     Level 3

March 31, 2010:

         

Assets:

         

Cash equivalents

   $ 281.1      $ 281.1    $ —        $ —  

Investments

     90.2        74.6      15.6       —  

Derivative instruments

     20.2        —        20.2       —  

Liabilities:

         

Derivative instruments

     (400.1     —        (400.1     —  

(In millions)

   Balance at
December 31, 2009
    Level 1    Level 2     Level 3

December 31, 2009:

         

Assets:

         

Cash equivalents

   $ 132.7      $ 132.7    $ —        $ —  

Investments

     88.9        73.4      15.5       —  

Derivative instruments

     56.8        —        56.8       —  

Liabilities:

         

Derivative instruments

     (375.2     —        (375.2     —  

The following section describes the valuation methodologies used to estimate or measure fair value, key inputs, and significant assumptions:

Cash equivalents – Cash equivalents are investments in money market accounts and utilize Level 1 inputs to determine fair value.

Derivative instruments – The estimated fair values of our derivative instruments are derived from market prices obtained from dealer quotes for similar, but not identical, assets or liabilities. Such quotes represent the estimated amounts we would receive or pay to terminate the contracts. Derivative instruments are included in either Deferred charges and other, or Deferred credits and other, in our Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets. Our derivatives are recorded at their fair values, adjusted for the credit rating of the counterparty if the derivative is an asset, or adjusted for the credit rating of the Company if the derivative is a liability. See Note 5, “Debt,” for more information on our derivative instruments.

Investments – Investments are primarily debt and equity securities, the majority of which are traded in active markets, have readily determined market values and use level 1 inputs. Those debt and equity securities for which there are not active markets or the market values are not readily determinable are valued using Level 2 inputs. All of these investments are included in either Prepayments and other, or Deferred charges and other, in our Consolidated Balance Sheets.

Items to be Disclosed at Fair Value

Long-Term Debt – The fair value of the Company’s debt has been calculated based on the borrowing rates available as of March 31, 2010, for debt with similar terms and maturities and market quotes of our publicly traded debt. As of March 31, 2010, the Company’s outstanding debt had a fair value of $19,382.5 million and a carrying value of $19,329.6 million. The Company’s interest rate swaps used for hedging purposes had fair values equal to their carrying values, in the aggregate a liability of $400.1 million, and our interest rate cap agreement had a fair value equal to its carrying value as an asset of $20.2 million at March 31, 2010. See additional discussion about derivatives in Note 5, Debt.

 

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Note 11—Commitments and Contingent Liabilities

Contractual Commitments

We continue to pursue additional casino development opportunities that may require, individually and in the aggregate, significant commitments of capital, up-front payments to third parties and development completion guarantees.

The agreements pursuant to which we manage casinos on Indian lands contain provisions required by law that provide that a minimum monthly payment be made to the tribe. That obligation has priority over scheduled repayments of borrowings for development costs and over the management fee earned and paid to the manager. In the event that insufficient cash flow is generated by the operations to fund this payment, we must pay the shortfall to the tribe. Subject to certain limitations as to time, such advances, if any, would be repaid to us in future periods in which operations generate cash flow in excess of the required minimum payment. These commitments will terminate upon the occurrence of certain defined events, including termination of the management contract. Our aggregate monthly commitment for the minimum guaranteed payments, pursuant to these contracts for the three managed Indian-owned facilities now open, which extend for periods of up to 57 months from March 31, 2010, is $1.2 million. Each of these casinos currently generates sufficient cash flows to cover all of its obligations, including its debt service.

In February 2008, we entered into an agreement with the State of Louisiana whereby we extended our guarantee of an annual payment obligation of Jazz Casino Company, LLC, our wholly-owned subsidiary and owner of Harrah’s New Orleans, of $60 million owed to the State of Louisiana. The guarantee currently expires on March 31, 2011.

In addition to the guarantees discussed above, we had total aggregate non-cancelable purchase obligations of $945.7 million as of March 31, 2010, including construction-related commitments.

The Supreme Court of Nevada decided in early 2008 that food purchased for subsequent use in the provision of complimentary and/or employee meals is exempt from use tax. Previously, such purchases were subject to use tax and the Company has claimed, but not recognized into earnings, a use tax refund totaling $32.2 million, plus interest, as a result of the 2008 decision. In early 2009, the Nevada Department of Taxation audited our refund claim, but has taken the position that those same purchases are now subject to sales tax; therefore, they subsequently issued a sales tax assessment totaling $27.4 million plus interest after application of our refund on use tax. While we have established certain reserves against possible loss on this matter, we believe that the Nevada Department of Taxation’s position has no merit and intend to litigate the issue.

Employment Agreements

We have an employment agreement with one executive that provides for payments to the executive in the event of his termination after a change in control, as defined, and provides for, among other things, a compensation payment of 3.0 times the executive’s average annual compensation, as defined. The estimated amount, computed as of March 31, 2010, that would be payable under the agreement to the executive based on the compensation payment aggregated approximately $15.8 million. The estimated amount that would be payable to the executive does not include the tax gross-up payment, provided for in the agreement, that would be payable to the executive if the executive becomes entitled to severance payments which are subject to federal excise tax.

Self-Insurance

We are self-insured for various levels of general liability, workers’ compensation, employee medical coverage and other coverage. Insurance claims and reserves include accruals of estimated settlements for known claims, as well as accruals of actuarial estimates of incurred but not reported claims.

Note 12—Litigation

Litigation Related to Employee Benefit Obligations

In December 1998, Hilton Hotels Corporation (“Hilton”) spun-off its gaming operations as Park Place Entertainment Corporation (“Park Place”). In connection with the spin-off, Hilton and Park Place entered an Employee Benefits and Other Employment Allocation Agreement dated December 31, 1998 (the “Allocation Agreement”) whereby Park Place assumed or retained, as applicable, liabilities and excess assets, if any, related to the Hilton Hotels Retirement Plan (the “Hilton Plan”) based on the accrued benefits of Hilton employees and Park Place employees. Park Place changed its name to Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (“Caesars”) and the Company acquired Caesars in June 2005. In 1999 and 2005, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia certified two nationwide class action lawsuits against Hilton alleging that the Hilton Plan’s benefit formula was back loaded in violation of ERISA, and that Hilton failed to properly calculate Hilton Plan participants’ service for vesting purposes. In May 2009, the Court issued a decision granting summary judgment to the plaintiffs. The plaintiffs and Hilton are undertaking Court-mandated efforts to determine an appropriate remedy.

 

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The Company received a letter from Hilton in October 2009 alleging potential liability under the above described claims and under the terms of the Allocation Agreement. The Company may be responsible for a portion of the liability resulting from the claims noted above. We are monitoring the status of the lawsuit, remedy determination, and our potential liability, if any.

Litigation Related to Our Operations

In April 2000, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (the “Tribe”) granted Caesars the exclusive rights to develop a casino project in the State of New York. On April 26, 2000, certain individual members of the Tribe purported to commence a class action proceeding in a “Tribal Court” in Hogansburg, New York, against Caesars seeking to nullify Caesars’ agreement with the Tribe. On March 20, 2001, the “Tribal Court” purported to render a default judgment against Caesars in the amount of $1,787 million. Prior to our acquisition of Caesars in June 2005, it was believed that this matter was settled pending execution of final documents and mutual releases. Although fully executed settlement documents were never provided, on March 31, 2003, the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York dismissed litigation concerning the validity of the judgment, without prejudice, while retaining jurisdiction to reopen that litigation, if, within three months thereof, the settlement had not been completed. On June 22, 2007, a lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York against us by certain trustees of the Catskill Litigation Trust alleging the Catskill Litigation Trust had been assigned the “Tribal Court” judgment and seeks to enforce it, with interest. According to a “Tribal Court” order, accrued interest through July 9, 2007, was approximately $1,014 million. On September 28, 2009, the Court entered summary judgment against the Tribe and dismissed the action, ruling that although alternative grounds were presented in the motion, the subject matter of the action was asserted in a prior action and settled by an oral agreement to end that matter with prejudice. On October 27, 2009, the Tribe filed a Notice of Appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. We have a settlement in principle with the Tribe that is subject to definitive documentation.

Litigation Related to Development

On March 6, 2008, Caesars Bahamas Investment Corporation (“CBIC”), an indirect subsidiary of HOC, terminated its previously announced agreement to enter into a joint venture in the Bahamas with Baha Mar Joint Venture Holdings Ltd. and Baha Mar JV Holding Ltd. (collectively, “Baha Mar”). To enforce its rights, on March 13, 2008, CBIC filed a complaint against Baha Mar, and the Baha Mar Development Company Ltd., in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, seeking a declaratory judgment with respect to CBIC’s rights under the Subscription and Contribution Agreement (the “Subscription Agreement”), between CBIC and Baha Mar dated January 12, 2007. Pursuant to the Subscription Agreement, CBIC agreed, subject to certain conditions, to subscribe for shares in Baha Mar Joint Venture Holdings Ltd., which was formed to develop and construct a casino, golf course and resort project in the Bahamas. The complaint alleges that (i) the Subscription Agreement grants CBIC the right to terminate the agreement at any time prior to the closing of the transactions contemplated therein, if the closing does not occur on time; (ii) the closing did not occur on time; and, (iii) CBIC exercised its right to terminate the Subscription Agreement, and to abandon the transactions contemplated therein. The complaint seeks a declaratory judgment that the Subscription Agreement has been terminated in accordance with its terms and the transactions contemplated therein have been abandoned.

Baha Mar and Baha Mar Development Company Ltd. (“Baha Mar Development”) filed an Amended Answer and Counterclaims against CBIC and a Third Party Complaint dated June 18, 2008 against HOC in the Supreme Court of the State of New York. Baha Mar and Baha Mar Development allege that CBIC wrongfully terminated the Subscription Agreement and that CBIC wrongfully failed to make capital contributions under the Joint Venture Investors Agreement, by and between CBIC and Baha Mar, dated January 12, 2007. In addition, Baha Mar and Baha Mar Development allege that HOC wrongfully failed to perform its purported obligations under the Harrah’s Baha Mar Joint Venture Guaranty, dated January 12, 2007. Baha Mar and Baha Mar Development assert claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, promissory estoppel, equitable estoppel and negligent misrepresentation. Baha Mar and Baha Mar Development seek (i) declaratory relief; (ii) specific performance; (iii) the recovery of alleged monetary damages; (iv) the recovery of attorneys fees, costs, and expenses and (v) the dismissal with prejudice of CBIC’s Complaint. CBIC and HOC each answered, denying all allegations of wrongdoing. During the quarter ended June 30, 2009, both sides filed motions for summary judgment.

At the conclusion of oral argument on October 6, 2009, on cross motions for summary judgment, the Court stated that it was going to grant summary judgment to CBIC and HOC and that Baha Mar Development’s claims are dismissed. The Court entered its written decision on February 1, 2010. On February 18, 2010, Baha Mar Development filed an appeal. CBIC and HOC filed an appellate brief on April 21, 2010. Additionally, in January 2010 CBIC and HOC filed a motion to recover attorney’s fees and in March 2010 Baha Mar Development filed a motion for a stay of fee hearing pending appeal. On April 1, 2010, the state appeals court refused to grant Baha Mar Development’s motion for a stay of the fee hearing. The fee hearing was set for May 6, 2010.

 

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Litigation Related to the December 2008 Exchange Offer

On January 9, 2009, S. Blake Murchison and Willis Shaw filed a purported class action lawsuit in the United Stated District Court for the District of Delaware, Civil Action No. 09-00020-SLR, against Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. and its board of directors, and Harrah’s Operating Company, Inc. The lawsuit was amended on March 4, 2009, alleging that the bond exchange offer which closed on December 24, 2008 wrongfully impaired the rights of bondholders. The amended complaint alleges, among others, breach of the bond indentures, violation of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, equitable rescission, and liability claims against the members of the board. The amended complaint seeks, among other relief, class certification of the lawsuit, declaratory relief that the alleged violations occurred, unspecified damages to the class, and attorneys’ fees. On April 30, 2009 the defendants stipulated to the plaintiff’s request to dismiss the lawsuit, without prejudice, which the court entered on June 18, 2009. Plaintiff requested the court to award it attorneys’ fees. On March 31, 2010, the court denied plaintiff’s request for fees and plaintiff has filed a notice of appeal with the Third Circuit United States Courts of Appeals.

Other

In addition, the Company is party to ordinary and routine litigation incidental to our business. We do not expect the outcome of any pending litigation to have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial position or results of operations.

Note 13—Comprehensive Loss

The following activity affected Comprehensive Loss:

 

     For the quarter ended
March 31,
 

(In millions)

           2010                     2009          

Net loss

   $ (193.6   $ (127.5

Pension adjustments

     0.2        0.2   

Reclassification of loss on derivative instruments from other comprehensive loss to net loss, net of tax

     0.2        0.2   

Foreign current translation adjustment, net of tax

     (10.1     (1.5

Fair market value of swap agreements, net of tax

     (18.6     54.0   

Fair market value of interest rate cap agreements on commercial mortgage-backed securities, net of tax

     (15.5     (6.9
                
   $ (237.4   $ (81.5
                

Note 14—Supplemental Cash Flow Disclosures

Cash Paid for Interest and Taxes

The following table reconciles our Interest expense, net of capitalized interest, per the Consolidated Statements of Operations, to cash paid for interest, net of amount capitalized:

 

(In millions)

   Quarter Ended
March 31, 2010
    Quarter Ended
March 31, 2009
 

Interest expense, net of interest capitalized

   $ 491.5      $ 496.8   

Adjustments to reconcile to cash paid for interest:

    

Net change in accruals

     (181.8     148.2   

Amortization of deferred finance charges

     (19.7     (25.9

Net amortization of discounts and premiums

     (33.9     (30.9

Amortization of other comprehensive income

     (6.5     (0.4

Rollover of Paid-in-Kind (“PIK”) interest into principal

     (0.5     (79.1

Change in accrual (related to PIK interest)

     —          (34.2

Change in fair value of derivative instruments

     (10.6     —     
                

Cash paid for interest, net of amount capitalized

   $ 238.5      $ 474.5   
                

Cash payments of income taxes, net

   $ 7.4      $ 1.8   
                

 

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Note 15—Related Party Transactions

In connection with the Acquisition, Apollo, TPG and their affiliates entered into a services agreement with Harrah’s Entertainment relating to the provision of financial and strategic advisory services and consulting services. In addition, we pay a monitoring fee for management services and advice. Fees for each of the quarters ended March 31, 2010 and 2009 were $7.3 million, which are included in Corporate expense in our Consolidated Statements of Operations. We also reimburse Apollo and TPG for expenses that they incur related to their management services.

Note 16—Subsequent Events

On April 5, 2010, as required under the amended and restated loan agreement, we entered into an interest rate cap agreement to partially hedge the risk of future increases in the variable rate of the PHW Las Vegas senior secured loan. The interest rate cap agreement is for a notional amount of $554.3 million at LIBOR cap rate of 5%, and matures on December 9, 2011. Due to the prepayment requirements of the loan disclosed in Note 5, “Debt”, we have designated $525 million of the $554.3 million notional amount of the interest rate cap as a cash flow hedging instrument for accounting purposes.

On April 16, 2010, Harrah’s Operating Escrow LLC and Harrah’s Escrow Corporation (the “Escrow Issuers”), wholly-owned subsidiaries of HOC, completed the offering of $750.0 million aggregate principal amount of 12.75% second-priority senior secured notes due 2018.

In connection with the issuance of the notes, on April 16, 2010, HOC delivered notices of redemption (each, a “Redemption Notice”, and collectively, the “Redemption Notices”) to the holders of HOC’s currently outstanding 5.50% Senior Notes due 2010 (the “5.50% Notes”), 8.0% Senior Notes due 2011 (the “8.0% Notes”) and 8.125% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2011 (the “8.125% Notes” and, collectively with the 5.50% Notes and the 8.0% Notes, the “2010/2011 Notes”). The Redemption Notices provide for HOC’s redemption on May 20, 2010 (the “Redemption Date”), pursuant to the terms of the indentures relating to the 2010/2011 Notes, of all $17.6 million of 8.125% Notes, $191.6 million of 5.50% Notes and $13.2 million of 8.0% Notes at a redemption price of (a) in the case of the 8.125% Notes, 100% of the principal amount of the 8.125% Notes to be redeemed plus the Make-Whole Premium (as defined in the indenture relating to the 8.125% Notes), and (b) in the case of each of the 5.50% Notes and the 8.0% Notes, an amount equal to the greater of (x) 100% of the principal amount of such notes to be redeemed and (y) the sum of the present values of the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest thereon (not including any portion of such payments of interest accrued as of such Redemption Date) discounted to the Redemption Date on a semiannual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months) at the Adjusted Treasury Rate (as defined in the applicable indenture), plus 25 basis points, as calculated by an Independent Investment Banker (as defined in the applicable indenture), plus, in the case of both (a) and (b), accrued and unpaid interest on the principal amount being redeemed to the Redemption Date.

Note 17—Consolidating Financial Information of Guarantors and Issuers

As of March 31, 2010, HOC is the issuer of certain debt securities that have been guaranteed by Harrah’s Entertainment and certain subsidiaries of HOC. The following consolidating schedules present condensed financial information for Harrah’s Entertainment, the parent and guarantor; HOC, the subsidiary issuer; guarantor subsidiaries of HOC; and non-guarantor subsidiaries of Harrah’s Entertainment and HOC, which includes PHW Las Vegas and the CMBS properties, as of March 31, 2010, and December 31, 2009, and for the quarters ended March 31, 2010 and 2009.

In lieu of providing separate unaudited financial statements for the guarantor subsidiaries, we have included the accompanying consolidating condensed financial statements based on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s interpretation and application of ASC 470-10-S99, (Rule 3-10 of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation S-X). Management does not believe that separate financial statements of the guarantor subsidiaries are material to our investors. Therefore, separate financial statements and other disclosures concerning the guarantor subsidiaries are not presented.

 

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HARRAH’S ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING BALANCE SHEET

MARCH 31, 2010

UNAUDITED

 

(in millions)

   HET
(Parent)
   Subsidiary
Issuer
   Guarantors    Non- Guarantors    Consolidating/
Eliminating
Adjustments
    Total

Assets

                

Current assets

                

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 203.0    $ 77.7    $ 285.3    $ 380.7    $ —        $ 946.7

Receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts

     —        7.8      228.7      90.6      —          327.1

Deferred income taxes

     —        60.0      68.3      19.0      —          147.3

Prepayments and other

     —        12.7      113.6      75.9      —          202.2

Inventories

     —        0.4      32.0      17.7      —          50.1

Intercompany receivables

     0.2      505.3      259.1      252.5      (1,017.1     —  
                                          

Total current assets

     203.2      663.9      987.0      836.4      (1,017.1     1,673.4

Land, buildings, riverboats and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation

     —        236.7      10,772.3      7,221.8      —          18,230.8

Assets held for sale

     —        —        4.7      —        —          4.7

Goodwill

     —        —        1,738.1      1,739.6      —          3,477.7

Intangible assets other than goodwill

     —        6.1      4,218.0      688.1      —          4,912.2

Investments in and advances to nonconsolidated affiliates

     1,534.5      14,862.9      8.8      637.8      (17,008.1     35.9

Deferred charges and other

     —        399.5      255.0      274.7      —          929.2

Intercompany receivables

     —        1,335.7      1,687.7      706.7      (3,730.1     —  
                                          
   $ 1,737.7    $ 17,504.8    $ 19,671.6    $ 12,105.1    $ (21,755.3   $ 29,263.9
                                          

Liabilities and Stockholders’ (Deficit)/Equity

                

Current liabilities

                

Accounts payable

   $ 0.1    $ 82.4    $ 98.8    $ 65.9    $ —        $ 247.2

Interest payable

     —        360.0      2.8      22.5      —          385.3

Accrued expenses

     7.4      161.7      429.2      509.5      —          1,107.8

Current portion of long-term debt

     —        30.0      6.2      40.7      —          76.9

Intercompany payables

     3.2      48.6      426.4      538.9      (1,017.1     —  
                                          

Total current liabilities

     10.7      682.7      963.4      1,177.5      (1,017.1     1,817.2

Long-term debt

     —        13,563.9      97.2      6,176.6      (585.0     19,252.7

Deferred credits and other

     —        716.0      131.9      95.1      —          943.0

Deferred income taxes

     —        1,427.8      2,440.4      1,849.5      —          5,717.7

Intercompany notes

     239.0      98.1      1,973.5      1,419.5      (3,730.1     —  
                                          
     249.7      16,488.5      5,606.4      10,718.2      (5,332.2     27,730.6
                                          

Preferred stock

     —        —        —        —        —          —  
                                          

Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. stockholders’ equity

     1,488.0      1,016.3      14,065.2      1,341.6      (16,423.1     1,488.0

Non-controlling interests

     —        —        —        45.3      —          45.3
                                          

Total Stockholders’ equity

     1,488.0      1,016.3      14,065.2      1,386.9      (16,423.1     1,533.3
                                          
   $ 1,737.7    $ 17,504.8    $ 19,671.6    $ 12,105.1    $ (21,755.3   $ 29,263.9
                                          

 

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HARRAH’S ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING BALANCE SHEET

DECEMBER 31, 2009

 

(in millions)

   HET
(Parent)
    Subsidiary
Issuer
    Guarantors    Non-
Guarantors
   Consolidating/
Eliminating
Adjustments
    Total  

Assets

              

Current assets

              

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 122.7      $ (15.6   $ 445.2    $ 365.8    $ —        $ 918.1   

Receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts

     —          10.2        237.5      75.8      —          323.5   

Deferred income taxes

     —          60.0        68.4      19.8      —          148.2   

Prepayments and other

     —          12.5        79.8      64.1      —          156.4   

Inventories

     —          0.6        33.5      18.6      —          52.7   

Intercompany receivables

     0.2        478.4        261.3      232.5      (972.4     —     
                                              

Total current assets

     122.9        546.1        1,125.7      776.6      (972.4     1,598.9   

Land, buildings, riverboats and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation

     —          240.3        10,500.2      7,184.3      —          17,924.8   

Assets held for sale

     —          —          16.7      —        —          16.7   

Goodwill

     —          —          1,753.0      1,703.9      —          3,456.9   

Intangible assets other than goodwill

     —          6.3        4,230.2      714.8      —          4,951.3   

Investments in and advances to nonconsolidated affiliates

     1,846.1        15,056.8        70.2      627.3      (17,506.4     94.0   

Deferred charges and other

     —          399.0        246.4      291.2      —          936.6   

Intercompany receivables

     —          1,348.7        1,687.8      706.9      (3,743.4     —     
                                              
   $ 1,969.0      $ 17,597.2      $ 19,630.2    $ 12,005.0    $ (22,222.2   $ 28,979.2   
                                              

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

              

Current liabilities

              

Accounts payable

   $ —        $ 97.7      $ 104.6    $ 58.5    $ —        $ 260.8   

Interest payable

     —          184.8        1.9      8.9      —          195.6   

Accrued expenses

     8.6        205.2        449.7      411.3      —          1,074.8   

Current portion of long-term debt

     —          30.0        6.3      38.0      —          74.3   

Intercompany payables

     1.8        34.1        412.0      524.5      (972.4     —     
                                              

Total current liabilities

     10.4        551.8        974.5      1,041.2      (972.4     1,605.5   

Long-term debt

     —          13,601.0        98.1      5,747.8      (578.1     18,868.8   

Deferred credits and other

     —          642.9        147.8      81.8      —          872.5   

Deferred income taxes

     —          1,520.1        2,446.5      1,890.3      —          5,856.9   

Intercompany notes

     239.0        98.1        1,973.5      1,432.8      (3,743.4     —     
                                              
     249.4        16,413.9        5,640.4      10,193.9      (5,293.9     27,203.7   
                                              

Preferred stock

     2,642.5        —          —        —        —          2,642.5   
                                              

Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. stockholders’ equity

     (922.9     1,183.3        13,989.8      1,755.2      (16,928.3     (922.9

Non-controlling interests

     —          —          —        55.9      —          55.9   
                                              

Total Stockholders’ equity

     (922.9     1,183.3        13,989.8      1,811.1      (16,928.3     (867.0
                                              
   $ 1,969.0      $ 17,597.2      $ 19,630.2    $ 12,005.0    $ (22,222.2   $ 28,979.2   
                                              

 

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HARRAH’S ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

FOR THE QUARTER ENDED MARCH 31, 2010

UNAUDITED

 

(In millions)

   HET
(Parent)
    Subsidiary
Issuer
    Guarantors     Non-
Guarantors
    Consolidating/
Eliminating
Adjustments
    Total  

Revenues

            

Casino

   $ —        $ 14.9      $ 1,153.9      $ 581.2      $ —        $ 1,750.0  

Food and beverage

     —          4.1       217.1       152.8       —          374.0  

Rooms

     —          3.7       144.5       120.2       —          268.4  

Management fees

     —          2.3       17.0       0.2       (6.4 )     13.1  

Other

     —          13.9       83.3       71.5       (37.7 )     131.0  

Less: casino promotional allowances

     —          (5.0 )     (218.9 )     (124.2 )     —          (348.1 )
                                                

Net revenues

     —          33.9       1,396.9       801.7       (44.1 )     2,188.4  
                                                

Operating expenses

            

Direct

            

Casino

     —          10.5       648.2       328.9       —          987.6  

Food and beverage

     —          2.1       77.0       65.5       —          144.6  

Rooms

     —          0.5       28.9       29.8       —          59.2  

Property general, administrative and other

     —          9.2       322.9       203.2       (32.0 )     503.3  

Depreciation and amortization

     —          1.9       108.4       59.4       —          169.7  

Project opening costs

     —          —          0.7       —          —          0.7  

Write-downs, reserves and recoveries

     —          (4.1 )     9.5       7.1       —          12.5  

Losses/(income) on interests in non-consolidated affiliates

     189.3       (119.4 )     (8.3 )     0.5       (61.5 )     0.6  

Corporate expense

     7.5       21.4       5.6       12.1       (12.1 )     34.5  

Acquisition and integration costs

     —          0.1       0.8       6.3        —          7.2  

Amortization of intangible assets

     —          0.2       27.0       15.5       —          42.7  
                                                

Total operating expenses

     196.8       (77.6 )     1,220.7       728.3       (105.6 )     1,962.6  
                                                

(Loss)/income from operations

     (196.8 )     111.5       176.2       73.4       61.5       225.8  

Interest expense, net of interest capitalized

     (1.4 )     (435.5 )     (21.3 )     (92.6 )     59.3       (491.5 )

Loss on early extinguishment of debt

     —          —          —          (47.4 )     —          (47.4 )

Other income, including interest income

     —          23.2       12.9       37.8       (59.3 )     14.6  
                                                

(Loss)/income from continuing operations before income taxes

     (198.2 )     (300.8 )     167.8       (28.8 )     61.5       (298.5 )

Benefit/(provision) for income taxes

     2.6       142.5       (61.1 )     20.9       —          104.9  
                                                

Net (loss)/income

     (195.6 )     (158.3 )     106.7       (7.9 )     61.5       (193.6 )

Less: net income attributable to non-controlling interest

     —          —          —          (2.0 )     —          (2.0 )
                                                

Net (loss)/income attributable to Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc.

   $ (195.6   $ (158.3   $ 106.7      $ (9.9 )   $ 61.5     $ (195.6 )
                                                

 

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HARRAH’S ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

FOR THE QUARTER ENDED MARCH 31, 2009

(UNAUDITED)

 

(In millions)

   HET
(Parent)
    Subsidiary
Issuer
    Guarantors     Non-Guarantors     Consolidating/
Eliminating
Adjustments
    Total  

Revenues

            

Casino

   $ —        $ 16.2      $ 1,202.4      $ 593.6      $ —        $ 1,812.2   

Food and beverage

     —          4.0        210.5        156.4        —          370.9   

Rooms

     —          3.6        152.6        118.5        —          274.7   

Management fees

     —          1.6        25.0        —          (13.2     13.4   

Other

     —          6.6        84.3        71.6        (23.0     139.5   

Less: casino promotional allowances

     —          (4.9     (224.7     (126.4     —          (356.0
                                                

Net revenues

     —          27.1        1,450.1        813.7        (36.2     2,254.7   
                                                

Operating expenses

            

Direct

            

Casino

     —          11.3        653.6        328.4        —          993.3   

Food and beverage

     —          2.4        75.2        66.2        —          143.8   

Rooms

     —          0.4        26.0        25.6        —          52.0   

Property general, administrative and other

     —          7.1        341.4        187.4        (31.6     504.3   

Depreciation and amortization

     —          2.7        120.3        49.4        —          172.4   

Project opening costs

     —          —          0.9        1.1        —          2.0   

Write-downs, reserves and recoveries

     —          0.6        16.5        10.1        0.2        27.4   

Losses/(income) on interests in non-consolidated affiliates

     128.3        (183.7     (12.8     1.1        66.9        (0.2

Corporate expense

     7.2        19.3        3.8        4.8        (4.8     30.3   

Acquisition and integration costs

     —          0.2        —          —          —          0.2   

Amortization of intangible assets

     —          0.2        28.4        15.2        —          43.8   
                                                

Total operating expenses

     135.5        (139.5     1,253.3        689.3        30.7        1,969.3   
                                                

(Loss)/income from operations

     (135.5     166.6        196.8        124.4        (66.9     285.4   

Interest expense, net of interest capitalized

     —          (431.3     (38.2     (99.1     71.8        (496.8

Gains on early extinguishments of debt

     —          1.2        —          —          —          1.2   

Other income, including interest income

     0.2        26.1        28.2        25.8        (71.8     8.5   
                                                

(Loss)/income from continuing operations before income taxes

     (135.3     (237.4     186.8        51.1        (66.9     (201.7

Benefit/(provision) for income taxes

     2.5        144.5        (62.4     (10.3     —          74.3   
                                                

(Loss)/income from continuing operations

     (132.8     (92.9     124.4        40.8        (66.9     (127.4
                                                

Discontinued operations

            

Loss from discontinued operations

     —          —          (0.1     —          —          (0.1

Benefit for income taxes

     —          —          —          —          —          —     
                                                

Loss from discontinued operations, net

     —          —          (0.1     —          —          (0.1
                                                

Net (loss)/income

     (132.8     (92.9     124.3        40.8        (66.9     (127.5

Net income attributable to non-controlling interests

     —          —          —          (5.2     —          (5.2
                                                

Net (loss)/income attributable to Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc.

   $ (132.8   $ (92.9   $ 124.3      $ 35.6      $ (66.9   $ (132.7
                                                

 

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HARRAH’S ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE QUARTER ENDED MARCH 31, 2010

UNAUDITED

 

(in millions)

   HET
(Parent)
    Subsidiary
Issuer
    Guarantors     Non-
Guarantors
    Consolidating/
Eliminating
Adjustments
   Total  

Cash flows provided by/(used in) operating activities

   $ 79.1      $ 203.4      $ (181.6   $ 61.4      $ —      $162.3   
                                             

Cash flows provided by/(used in) investing activities

             

Land, buildings, riverboats and equipment additions, net of change in construction payables

     —          (0.9 )     (22.5 )     (12.3 )     —      (35.7 )

Additional investment in subsidiaries

     —          (18.8 )     —          —          —      (18.8 )

Payment for partnership interest

     —          —          —          (19.5 )     —      (19.5 )

Cash acquired in business acquisitions

     —          —          —          31.8       —      31.8  

Proceeds from other asset sales

     —          —          12.5       —          —      12.5  

Other

     —          —          (2.8 )     (1.1 )     —      (3.9 )
                                             

Cash flows used in investing activities

     —          (19.7 )     (12.8 )     (1.1     —      (33.6 )
                                             

Cash flows provided by/(used in) financing activities

             

Borrowings under lending agreements

     —          545.0       —          —          —      545.0  

Debt issuance costs

     —          (0.1 )     —          (2.2 )     —      (2.3 )

Repayments under lending agreements

     —          (472.0 )     —          —          —      (472.0 )

Scheduled debt retirement

     —          (150.9 )     —          (8.6 )     —      (159.5

Non-controlling interests’ distributions, net of contributions

     —          —          —          (1.4 )     —      (1.4 )

Other

     (0.2 )     —          (1.0 )     (0.8 )     —      (2.0 )

Transfers from/(to) affiliates

     1.4       (12.4 )     35.5        (24.5     —      —     
                                             

Cash flows provided by/(used in) financing activities

     1.2       (90.4 )     34.5        (37.5     —      (92.2 )

Effect of deconsolidation of variable interest entities

     —          —          —          (7.9     —      (7.9
                                             

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     80.3        93.3       (159.9 )     14.9       —      28.6  

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

     122.7        (15.6 )     445.2       365.8       —      918.1   
                                             

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

   $ 203.0      $ 77.7      $ 285.3      $ 380.7      $ —      $946.7   
                                             

 

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HARRAH’S ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE QUARTER ENDED MARCH 31, 2009

(UNAUDITED)

 

(In millions)

   HET
(Parent)
   Subsidiary
Issuer
    Guarantors     Non-
Guarantors
    Consolidating/
Eliminating
Adjustments
   Total  

Cash flows provided by/(used in) operating activities

   $ 38.0    $ (538.3   $ 294.9      $ 183.4      $ —      $ (22.0
                                              

Cash flows from investing activities

              

Land, buildings, riverboats and equipment additions, net of change in construction payables

     —        (1.4     (126.0     (16.6     —        (144.0

Proceeds from other asset sales

     —        33.6        0.6        —          —        34.2   

Other

     —        —          (2.9     (1.0     —        (3.9
                                              

Cash flows provided by/(used in) investing activities

     —        32.2        (128.3     (17.6     —        (113.7
                                              

Cash flows from financing activities

              

Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

     —        1,355.1        —          —          —        1,355.1   

Debt issuance costs

     —        (0.8     —          —          —        (0.8

Repayments under lending agreements

     —        (85.0     —          —          —        (85.0

Cash paid in connection with early extinguishments of debt

     —        (1.5     —          —          —        (1.5

Scheduled debt retirements

     —        (23.2     —          —          —        (23.2

Non-controlling interests’ distributions, net of contributions

     —        —          —          (2.0     —        (2.0

Other

     —        3.3        (1.1     (0.1     —        2.1   

Transfers from/(to) affiliates

     209.6      167.4        (213.6     (163.4     —        —     
                                              

Cash flows provided by/(used in) financing activities

     209.6      1,415.3        (214.7     (165.5     —        1,244.7   
                                              

Cash flows from discontinued operations

              

Cash flows from operating activities

     —        —          (0.1     —          —        (0.1
                                              

Cash flows used in discontinued operations

     —        —          (0.1     —          —        (0.1
                                              

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     247.6      909.2        (48.2     0.3