Caesars Entertainment Corporation
CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT Corp (Form: 10-Q, Received: 05/09/2012 06:12:25)
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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, 2012

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

 

 

CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION

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

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

 

Class

 

Outstanding at May 1, 2012

Common stock, $0.01 par value

  125,297,197

 

 

 


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CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION

INDEX

 

          Page  
PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION   

Item 1.

   Financial Statements   
   Consolidated Balance Sheets      3   
   Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss      4   
   Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity      5   
   Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows      6   
   Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements      7   

Item 2.

   Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations      29   

Item 3.

   Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk      38   

Item 4.

   Controls and Procedures      38   
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION   

Item 1.

   Legal Proceedings      38   

Item 1A.

   Risk Factors      38   

Item 2.

   Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds      38   

Item 3.

   Defaults Upon Senior Securities      38   

Item 4.

   Mine Safety Disclosures      38   

Item 5.

   Other Information      39   

Item 6.

   Exhibits      40   
SIGNATURE      59   

We have proprietary rights to a number of trademarks used in this Form 10-Q that are important to our business, including, without limitation, Caesars Entertainment, Caesars Palace, Harrah’s, Total Rewards, World Series of Poker, Horseshoe, Paris Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, and Bally’s Las Vegas. We have omitted the ® and ™ trademark designations for such trademarks named in this Form 10-Q.

 

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PART I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements

CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In millions, except par value)

 

     March 31, 2012     December 31, 2011  
     (Unaudited)        

Assets

    

Current assets

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 1,134.9      $ 904.6   

Receivables, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $205.2 and $202.3

     483.6        489.2   

Deferred income taxes

     170.5        170.5   

Prepayments and other current assets

     269.5        228.0   

Inventories

     44.5        44.9   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

     2,103.0        1,837.2   

Property and equipment, net

     17,001.8        17,266.0   

Goodwill

     3,464.8        3,464.8   

Intangible assets other than goodwill

     4,613.4        4,655.9   

Investments in and advances to non-consolidated affiliates

     86.4        94.2   

Restricted cash

     388.6        451.1   

Deferred charges and other

     751.7        746.4   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 28,409.7      $ 28,515.6   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

    

Current liabilities

    

Accounts payable

   $ 293.8      $ 293.9   

Interest payable

     352.0        191.4   

Accrued expenses

     1,042.7        1,077.1   

Current portion of long-term debt

     100.5        40.4   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     1,789.0        1,602.8   

Long-term debt

     19,791.3        19,759.5   

Deferred credits and other

     903.4        901.8   

Deferred income taxes

     5,076.8        5,198.1   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     27,560.5        27,462.2   

Commitments and contingencies (Note 12)

    

Stockholders’ equity

    

Common stock; voting; $0.01 par value; 127.4 and 125.4 shares issued, respectively

     1.3        0.7   

Treasury stock; 2.1 and 0.3 shares, respectively

     (16.3     —     

Additional paid-in capital

     6,929.5        6,885.1   

Accumulated deficit

     (6,063.3     (5,782.7

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

     (88.1     (96.4
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Caesars stockholders’ equity

     763.1        1,006.7   

Non-controlling interests

     86.1        46.7   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total equity

     849.2        1,053.4   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 28,409.7      $ 28,515.6   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

(UNAUDITED)

(In millions, except per share data)

 

     Quarter Ended March 31,  
     2012     2011  

Revenues

    

Casino

   $ 1,687.2      $ 1,663.1   

Food and beverage

     389.6        377.9   

Rooms

     307.6        293.5   

Management fees

     9.6        9.1   

Other

     197.6        144.6   

Less: casino promotional allowances

     (319.7     (309.2
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net revenues

     2,271.9        2,179.0   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating expenses

    

Direct

    

Casino

     958.3        940.0   

Food and beverage

     163.9        158.5   

Rooms

     75.3        67.9   

Property, general, administrative, and other

     517.8        527.7   

Depreciation and amortization

     188.3        177.0   

Write-downs, reserves, and project opening costs, net of recoveries

     190.2        18.5   

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

     7.1        (0.3

Corporate expense

     52.2        34.3   

Acquisition and integration costs

     0.1        2.6   

Amortization of intangible assets

     43.2        39.3   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

     2,196.4        1,965.5   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income from operations

     75.5        213.5   

Interest expense, net of interest capitalized

     (562.0     (473.4

Gains on early extinguishments of debt

     45.8        33.2   

Other income, including interest income

     8.2        3.5   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Loss before income taxes

     (432.5     (223.2

Benefit for income taxes

     151.4        78.4   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net loss

     (281.1     (144.8

Less: net loss/(income) attributable to non-controlling interests

     0.5        (2.7
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net loss attributable to Caesars

     (280.6     (147.5

Other comprehensive income/(loss):

    

Total other comprehensive income, net of income taxes of $2.9 and $17.4

     9.3        16.2   

Less: foreign currency translations adjustments attributable to non-controlling interests

     (1.0     (3.2
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive loss attributable to Caesars

   $ (272.3   $ (134.5
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Loss per share - basic and diluted

   $ (2.24   $ (1.18
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Weighted-average common shares outstanding - basic and diluted

     125.2        125.1   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(UNAUDITED)

(In millions)

 

     Caesars Stockholders              
     Common
Stock
     Treasury
Stock
    Additional
Paid-in-
Capital
    Accumulated
Deficit
    Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income/(Loss)
    Total
Caesars
Stockholders’
Equity
    Non-controlling
Interests
    Total  

Balance at December 31, 2010

   $ 0.7       $ —        $ 6,906.5      $ (5,105.6   $ (168.8   $ 1,632.8      $ 39.8      $ 1,672.6   

Net loss

     —           —          —          (147.5     —          (147.5     2.7        (144.8

Share-based compensation

     —           —          5.9        —          —          5.9        —          5.9   

Increase of treasury shares

     —           —          (0.7     —          —          (0.7     —          (0.7

Distributions to non-controlling interests, net of contributions

     —           —          —          —          —          —          (2.1     (2.1

Other comprehensive income, net of tax

     —           —          —          —          13.0        13.0        3.2        16.2   

Effect of ASU 2010-16 Accruals for Casino Jackpot Liabilities, net of tax

     —           —          —          10.7        —          10.7        —          10.7   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at March 31, 2011

   $ 0.7       $ —        $ 6,911.7      $ (5,242.4   $ (155.8   $ 1,514.2      $ 43.6      $ 1,557.8   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at December 31, 2011

   $ 0.7       $ —        $ 6,885.1      $ (5,782.7   $ (96.4   $ 1,006.7      $ 46.7      $ 1,053.4   

Net loss

     —           —          —          (280.6     —          (280.6     (0.5     (281.1

Share-based compensation

     —           —          11.5        —          —          11.5        —          11.5   

Initial public offering

     0.6         —          16.6        —          —          17.2        —          17.2   

Increase of treasury shares

     —           (16.3     16.3        —          —          —          —          —     

Contributions and contractual obligations from non-controlling interests, net of distributions

     —           —          —          —          —          —          38.9        38.9   

Other comprehensive income, net of tax

     —           —          —          —          8.3        8.3        1.0        9.3   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at March 31, 2012

   $ 1.3       $ (16.3   $ 6,929.5      $ (6,063.3   $ (88.1   $ 763.1      $ 86.1      $ 849.2   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)

(In millions)

 

     Quarter Ended March 31,  
     2012     2011  

Cash flows from operating activities

    

Net loss

   $ (281.1   $ (144.8

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash flows provided by operating activities:

    

Gains on early extinguishments of debt

     (45.8     (33.2

Depreciation and amortization

     234.6        219.2   

Amortization of deferred finance costs and debt discount/premium

     96.5        48.2   

Reclassification from, and amortization of, accumulated other comprehensive loss

     7.2        10.4   

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

     178.2        3.1   

Share-based compensation expense

     11.5        5.9   

Deferred income taxes

     (124.2     (76.5

Change in deferred charges and other

     (26.8     5.9   

Change in deferred credits and other

     1.6        (14.9

Change in current assets and liabilities:

    

Accounts receivable

     24.8        26.1   

Prepayments and other current assets

     (49.3     (28.4

Accounts payable

     (11.0     (10.1

Interest payable

     161.1        200.9   

Accrued expenses

     (29.3     (40.8

Other

     11.4        6.8   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows provided by operating activities

     159.4        177.8   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

    

Acquisitions of property and equipment, net of change in construction payables

     (82.9     (37.9

Change in restricted cash

     70.2        (81.0

Investments in/advances to non-consolidated affiliates and other

     (0.2     (67.5

Other

     (2.1     (5.0
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows used in investing activities

     (15.0     (191.4
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

    

Proceeds from the issuance of long-term debt

     1,643.6        —     

Debt issuance costs and fees

     (30.6     —     

Borrowings under lending agreements

     453.0        50.0   

Repayments under lending agreements

     (608.0     (50.0

Cash paid for early extinguishments of debt

     (1,397.3     (75.7

Scheduled debt retirements

     (3.8     (12.6

Purchase of additional interests in subsidiary

     (9.6     —     

Non-controlling interests’ contributions, net of distributions

     28.9        (2.1

Issuance of common stock in public offering, net of fees

     17.2        —     

Other

     (7.5     (2.5
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows provided by/(used in) financing activities

     85.9        (92.9
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     230.3        (106.5

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

     904.6        987.0   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

   $ 1,134.9      $ 880.5   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(UNAUDITED)

In these footnotes, the words “Company,” “Caesars Entertainment,” “we,” “our,” and “us” refer to Caesars Entertainment Corporation, a Delaware corporation, and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, unless otherwise stated or the context requires otherwise.

Note 1—Organization and Basis of Presentation

Organization

As of March 31, 2012, we owned, operated, or managed, through various subsidiaries, 52 casinos in 12 U.S. states and seven countries. The majority of these casinos operate in the United States and England, primarily under the Caesars, Harrah’s, and Horseshoe brand names in the United States (the “U.S.”). Our casino entertainment facilities include 33 land-based casinos, 12 riverboat or dockside casinos, three managed casinos on Indian lands in the U.S., one managed casino in Canada, one casino combined with a greyhound racetrack, one casino combined with a thoroughbred racetrack, and one casino combined with a harness racetrack. 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 casino property as an operating segment and aggregate all such casino properties into one reportable segment.

On January 28, 2008, Caesars Entertainment was acquired by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC (“Apollo”) and affiliates of TPG Capital, LP (together with such affiliates, “TPG” and, together with Apollo, the “Sponsors”) in an all-cash transaction (“the Acquisition”). As a result of the Acquisition and through February 7, 2012, our stock was not publicly traded.

Effective February 8, 2012, as the result of the Company’s initial public offering, our common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (“NASDAQ”) under the symbol “CZR.” In connection with the public offering, the Company effected a 1.742-for-one split of its common stock. All applicable share and per-share data presented herein have been retroactively adjusted to give effect to this stock split. See Note 7, “Stockholders’ Equity, Non-controlling Interests, and Loss Per Share,” for further information.

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared under the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) applicable for interim periods and, therefore, do not include all information and notes necessary for complete financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”). The results for the interim periods reflect all adjustments (consisting primarily of normal recurring adjustments) that management considers necessary for a fair presentation of financial position, operating results, and cash flows.

The results of operations for our interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations that may be achieved for the entire 2012 fiscal year. The financial information as of December 31, 2011 is derived from our audited consolidated financial statements and notes for the year ended December 31, 2011 included in our 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K (the “2011 10-K”). The information included in this Quarterly Report of Form 10-Q (the “10-Q”) should be read in conjunction with the footnotes and management’s discussion and analysis of the consolidated financial statements in the 2011 10-K. We have recast certain amounts for prior periods to conform to our 2012 presentation.

Note 2—Development and Acquisition Activity

In January 2012, we received notice that the minority owners of Chester Downs and Marina, LLC (“Chester Downs”) elected to exercise their put rights thereby requiring us to purchase from the minority owners 90% of their interest in Chester Downs for consideration of $9.6 million. We consummated this purchase on February 14, 2012. As a result, we now have a 99.5% ownership interest in this property.

 

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Note 3—Property and Equipment, net

Property and equipment, net consisted of the following:

 

(In millions)

   March 31, 2012     December 31, 2011  

Land and land improvements

   $ 7,461.4      $ 7,460.8   

Land concessions

     605.8        606.7   

Buildings, riverboats, and improvements

     9,121.0        9,103.5   

Furniture, fixtures, and equipment

     2,418.1        2,415.2   

Construction in progress

     260.1        361.1   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     19,866.4        19,947.3   

Less: accumulated depreciation

     (2,864.6     (2,681.3
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 17,001.8      $ 17,266.0   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Depreciation expense for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, was $189.8 million and $179.8 million, respectively, and is included in depreciation and amortization and corporate expense in our consolidated statements of comprehensive loss.

 

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Note 4—Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets

The following table sets forth changes in our goodwill and other intangible assets for the three months ended March 31, 2012.

 

     Amortizing     Non-Amortizing Intangible Assets  

(In millions)

   Intangible Assets     Goodwill      Other  

Balance at December 31, 2011

   $ 1,163.7      $ 3,464.8       $ 3,492.2   

Amortization expense

     (43.2     —           —     

Other, including foreign currency translation

     0.2        —           0.5   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balance at March 31, 2012

   $  1,120.7      $ 3,464.8       $ 3,492.7   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

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

 

     March 31, 2012      December 31, 2011  

(Dollars in millions)

   Weighted
Average
Remaining
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

     7.8       $ 1,456.7       $ (523.9   $ 932.8       $ 1,456.7       $ (492.4   $ 964.3   

Contract rights

     2.6         145.0         (56.0     89.0         144.4         (52.3     92.1   

Patented technology

     4.1         118.9         (53.2     65.7         118.9         (45.9     73.0   

Gaming rights

     12.3         42.8         (10.9     31.9         42.8         (10.2     32.6   

Trademarks

     0.8         7.8         (6.5     1.3         7.8         (6.1     1.7   
     

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 
      $ 1,771.2       $ (650.5     1,120.7       $ 1,770.6       $ (606.9     1,163.7   
     

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Non-amortizing intangible assets

                  

Trademarks

             1,908.9              1,908.7   

Gaming rights

             1,583.8              1,583.5   
          

 

 

         

 

 

 
             3,492.7              3,492.2   
          

 

 

         

 

 

 

Total intangible assets other than goodwill

           $ 4,613.4            $ 4,655.9   
          

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

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Note 5—Debt

The following table presents our outstanding debt as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011:

 

Detail of Debt (dollars in millions)

   Final
Maturity
  Rate(s) at
Mar. 31,  2012
  Face Value at
Mar.  31, 2012
    Book Value at
Mar. 31, 2012
    Book Value at
Dec. 31, 2011
 

Credit Facilities

          

Term Loans B1 - B3

   2015   3.24%-3.47%   $ 2,111.7      $ 2,111.7      $ 5,000.5   

Term Loan B4

   2016   9.50%     977.5        959.5        961.2   

Term Loan B5

   2018   4.49%     1,222.7        1,218.3        1,218.2   

Term Loan B6

   2018   5.49%     1,874.1        1,855.6        —     

Revolving Credit Facility

   2014   —       —          —          155.0   

Revolving Credit Facility

   2017   —       —          —          —     

Secured Debt

          

Senior Secured Notes

   2017   11.25%     2,095.0        2,056.0        2,054.6   

Senior Secured Notes

   2020   8.50%     1,250.0        1,250.0        —     

CMBS Financing

   2015*   3.24%     4,912.8        4,907.9        5,026.0   

Second-Priority Senior Secured Notes

   2018   12.75%     750.0        742.3        742.1   

Second-Priority Senior Secured Notes

   2018   10.0%     4,553.1        2,160.2        2,131.2   

Second-Priority Senior Secured Notes

   2015   10.0%     214.8        166.4        164.2   

Chester Downs term loan

   2016   —       —          —          221.3   

Chester Downs Senior Secured Notes

   2020   9.25%     330.0        330.0        —     

PHW Las Vegas Senior Secured Loan

   2015*   3.10%     515.6        422.8        417.9   

Linq/Octavius Senior Secured Loan

   2017   9.25%     450.0        446.0        445.9   

Subsidiary-guaranteed Debt

          

Senior Notes

   2016   10.75%     478.6        478.6        478.6   

Senior PIK Toggle Notes

   2018   10.75%/
11.5%
    9.2        9.2        8.6   

Unsecured Senior Debt

          

5.375%

   2013   5.375%     125.2        110.5        108.6   

7.0%

   2013   7.0%     0.6        0.6        0.6   

5.625%

   2015   5.625%     364.5        292.3        287.7   

6.5%

   2016   6.5%     248.7        193.0        190.6   

5.75%

   2017   5.75%     153.7        108.5        107.2   

Floating Rate Contingent Convertible Senior Notes

   2024   0.57%     0.2        0.2        0.2   

Other Unsecured Borrowings

          

Special improvement district bonds

   2037   5.3%     65.7        65.7        65.7   

Other

   Various   Various     0.4        0.4        0.4   

Capitalized Lease Obligations

          

Various

   to 2014   1.10%-9.49%     6.1        6.1        13.6   
      

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total debt

         22,710.2        19,891.8        19,799.9   

Current portion of long-term debt

         (103.8     (100.5     (40.4
      

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Long-term debt

       $ 22,606.4      $ 19,791.3      $ 19,759.5   
      

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

* Assumes extension options to move the maturity from 2013 to 2015, subject to certain conditions.

As of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, book values are presented net of unamortized discounts of $2,818.4 million and $2,858.0 million, respectively.

 

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Our current maturities of debt include required interim principal payments on certain Term Loans, the special improvement district bonds, capitalized lease obligations, and CMBS mortgage loans and/or related mezzanine loans (“CMBS Loans”) under agreement to be repurchased.

Credit Agreement

In connection with the Acquisition, Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc. (“CEOC”) entered into the senior secured credit facilities (the “Credit Facilities”). This financing is neither secured nor guaranteed by Caesars Entertainment’s other direct, wholly-owned subsidiaries, including the subsidiaries that own properties that are security for the CMBS Financing, as defined in our 2011 10-K.

In May 2011, CEOC amended its Credit Facilities to, among other things: (i) allow CEOC to buy back loans from individual lenders at negotiated prices at any time, which may be less than par, (ii) allow CEOC to extend the maturity of term loans or revolving commitments, as applicable, and for CEOC to otherwise modify the terms of loans or revolving commitments in connection with such an extension, and (iii) modify certain other provisions of the credit facilities. CEOC also extended its Credit Facilities by (i) converting $799.4 million of B-1, B-2 and B-3 term loans held by consenting lenders to B-5 term loans with an extended maturity date of January 28, 2018 and a higher interest rate with respect to such extended term loans (the “Extended Term Loans”) and (ii) converting $423.3 million of revolver commitments held by consenting lenders into Extended Term Loans.

In March 2012, CEOC amended its Credit Facilities to, among other things, (i) extend the maturity of $2,731.4 million of B-1, B-2 and B-3 term loans held by consenting lenders from January 28, 2015 to January 28, 2018 and increase the interest rate with respect to such extended term loans (the “Term B-6 Loans”); (ii) convert $82.3 million of original maturity revolver commitments held by consenting lenders to Term B-6 Loans and promptly following such conversion, repay $1,095.6 million of B-1, B-2, B-3 and B-6 term loans; (iii) extend the maturity of $25.0 million original maturity revolver commitments from January 28, 2014 to January 28, 2017 and increase the interest rate and the undrawn commitment fee with respect to such extended revolver commitments and terminate $6.3 million of original maturity revolver commitments; and (iv) modify certain other provisions of the Credit Facilities. In addition to the foregoing, CEOC may elect to extend and/or convert additional term loans and/or revolver commitments from time to time.

As of March 31, 2012, our Credit Facilities provide for senior secured financing of up to $7,304.2 million, consisting of (i) senior secured term loan facilities in an aggregate principal amount of $6,186.0 million comprised of $2,111.7 million maturing on January 28, 2015, $977.5 million maturing on October 31, 2016, and $3,096.8 million maturing on January 28, 2018 and (ii) a senior secured revolving credit facility in an aggregate principal amount of up to $1,118.2 million, with $1,093.2 million maturing January 28, 2014 and $25.0 million maturing on January 28, 2017, 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 $3.8 million, with the balance due at maturity. As of March 31, 2012, $104.7 million of the revolving credit facility is committed to outstanding letters of credit. After consideration of the letter of credit commitments, $1,013.5 million of additional borrowing capacity was available to the Company under its revolving credit facility as of March 31, 2012.

CMBS Financing

In March 2011, we purchased $108.1 million of face value of CMBS Loans for $73.5 million, recognizing a gain of $33.2 million, net of deferred financing costs. In April 2011, we purchased $50.0 million of face value of CMBS Loans for $35.0 million, recognizing a gain of $14.3 million, net of deferred financing costs.

In January 2012, we purchased $2.0 million of face value of CMBS Loans for $1.0 million, recognizing a gain of $1.0 million, net of deferred financing costs. In March 2012, we purchased $116.7 million of face value of CMBS Loans for $70.8 million, recognizing a gain of $44.8 million, net of deferred financing costs.

Other Financing Transactions

In February 2012, Chester Downs issued $330.0 million aggregate principal amount of 9.25% senior secured notes due 2020 through a private placement. Chester Downs used $232.4 million of the proceeds of the notes to repay its existing term loan plus accrued interest and a prepayment penalty. The remaining proceeds were used to make a distribution to Chester Downs’ managing member, Harrah’s Chester Downs Investment Company, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CEOC, and for other general corporate purposes.

 

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In February 2012, Caesars Operating Escrow LLC and Caesars Escrow Corporation, wholly owned subsidiaries of CEOC, completed the offering of $1,250.0 million aggregate principal amount of 8.5% senior secured notes due 2020, the proceeds of which were placed into escrow. On March 1, 2012, the escrow conditions were satisfied and CEOC assumed the notes. CEOC used $1,095.6 million of the net proceeds from this transaction to repay a portion of its Credit Facilities in connection with the March 2012 amendment discussed above.

Restrictive Covenants and Other Matters

Certain of our borrowings have covenants and requirements that include, among other things, the maintenance of specific levels of financial ratios. 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. Specifically, CEOC’s senior secured credit facilities require CEOC to maintain a senior secured leverage ratio of no more than 4.75 to 1.0, which is the ratio of senior first priority secured debt to last twelve months (“LTM”) Adjusted EBITDA-Pro Forma - CEOC Restricted. This ratio excludes up to $2,200.0 million of first priority senior secured notes and up to $350.0 million aggregate principal amount of consolidated debt of subsidiaries that are not wholly owned. This ratio also reduces the amount of senior first priority secured debt by the amount of unrestricted cash on hand. As of March 31, 2012, CEOC’s senior secured leverage ratio was 4.11 to 1.0.

In addition, certain covenants contained in CEOC’s senior secured credit facilities and indentures covering its second priority senior secured notes and first priority senior secured notes restrict our ability to take certain actions such as incurring additional debt or making acquisitions if we are unable to meet a fixed charge coverage ratio (LTM Adjusted EBITDA-Pro Forma - CEOC Restricted to fixed charges) of at least 2.0 to 1.0, a total first priority secured leverage ratio (first priority senior secured debt to LTM Adjusted EBITDA-Pro Forma - CEOC Restricted) of no more than 4.5 to 1.0, and/or a consolidated leverage ratio (consolidated total debt to LTM Adjusted EBITDA-Pro Forma - CEOC Restricted) of no more than 7.25 to 1.0. As of March 31, 2012, CEOC’s total first priority secured leverage ratio and consolidated leverage ratio were 5.70 to 1.0 and 11.07 to 1.0, respectively. For the twelve months ended March 31, 2012, CEOC’s earnings were insufficient to cover fixed charges by $434.4 million. For purposes of calculating the fixed charge coverage ratio, fixed charges includes consolidated interest expense less interest income and any cash dividends paid on preferred stock (other than amounts eliminated in consolidation). For purposes of calculating the total first priority secured leverage ratio and the consolidated leverage ratio, the amounts of first priority senior secured debt and consolidated total debt, respectively, are reduced by the amount of unrestricted cash on hand. The covenants that provide for the fixed charge coverage ratio, total first priority secured leverage ratio, and consolidated leverage ratio described in this paragraph are not maintenance covenants.

 

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Note 6—Derivative Instruments

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, 2012, we have entered into eight interest rate swap agreements for notional amounts totaling $5,750.0 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, 2012 are as follows:

 

Effective Date

   Notional
Amount

(In  millions)
     Fixed Rate
Paid
    Variable Rate
Received as of
Mar. 31, 2012
   

Next Reset Date

  

Maturity Date

April 25, 2011

   $ 250.0         1.351     0.242   April 25, 2012    January 25, 2015

April 25, 2011

     250.0         1.347     0.242   April 25, 2012    January 25, 2015

April 25, 2011

     250.0         1.350     0.242   April 25, 2012    January 25, 2015

January 25, 2011

     1,000.0         3.068     0.242   April 25, 2012    January 25, 2015

April 25, 2011

     1,000.0         3.150     0.242   April 25, 2012    January 25, 2015

January 25, 2011

     1,000.0         3.750     0.242   April 25, 2012    January 25, 2015

April 25, 2011

     1,000.0         3.264     0.242   April 25, 2012    January 25, 2015

January 25, 2011

     1,000.0         3.814     0.242   April 25, 2012    January 25, 2015

The variable rate on our interest rate swap agreements did not materially change as a result of the April 25, 2012 reset.

On January 18, 2012, the Company amended the terms of three $1,000.0 million notional value of interest rate swap contracts with a corresponding change in the elected interest rate on $3,000.0 million of term loans under the Credit Facilities. Effective January 25, 2012 through January 25, 2014, the variable rate received on the swaps changed from three-month to one-month LIBOR and the fixed payment rate was reduced by 16.5 basis points. The amended payment rates and maturity dates are shown in the table above.

Derivative Instruments–Interest Rate Cap Agreements

We have an interest rate cap agreement to partially hedge the risk of future increases in the variable rate of the CMBS Financing. The CMBS interest rate cap agreement, which was effective in January 2008 and terminates February 13, 2013, is for a notional amount of $6,500.0 million at a LIBOR cap rate of 4.5%. We are amortizing deferred losses from the interest rate cap frozen in accumulated other comprehensive loss (“AOCL”) into income over the original remaining term of the hedge forecasted transactions that are still probable of occurring. For the three months ended March 31, 2012, we recorded $5.2 million as an increase to interest expense, and we will record an additional $19.2 million as an increase to interest expense and AOCL through the termination date, all related to deferred losses on the interest rate cap. At March 31, 2012, $4,650.2 million of the interest rate cap was designated 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.

The hedging relationship between the CMBS Financing and the interest rate cap has remained effective subsequent to each debt extinguishment. In connection with the extinguishments, we reclassified deferred losses out of AOCL and into interest expense associated with the hedge for which the forecasted future transactions are no longer probable of occurring.

 

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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, 2012 and December 31, 2011:

 

   

Asset Derivatives

   

Liability Derivatives

 
   

March 31, 2012

   

December 31, 2011

   

March 31, 2012

   

December 31, 2011

 

(In millions)

 

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 caps

  Deferred charges and other   $ —        Deferred charges and other   $ —          $ —          $ —     

Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments

               

Interest rate swaps

      —            —        Deferred credits and other     (370.8   Deferred credits and other     (336.1

Interest rate caps

  Deferred charges and other     —        Deferred charges and other     —            —            —     
   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Subtotal

      —            —            (370.8       (336.1
   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Total derivatives

    $ —          $ —          $ (370.8     $ (336.1
   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

The following table represents the effect of derivative instruments in the consolidated statements of comprehensive loss for the quarters ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 for amounts transferred into or out of AOCL:

 

(In millions)

   Amount of (Gain) or
Loss Recognized in
AOCL

(Effective Portion)
    Location of (Gain)  or
Loss Reclassified
From AOCL Into Net
Loss
(Effective Portion)
     Amount of (Gain)  or
Loss Reclassified
from AOCL into Net
Loss
(Effective Portion)
     Location of (Gain)  or
Loss Recognized in Net
Loss (Ineffective
Portion)
     Amount of (Gain)  or
Loss Recognized in Net
Loss (Ineffective
Portion)
 

Derivatives designated as

hedging instruments

   Quarter
Ended
Mar.  31,

2012
     Quarter
Ended
Mar.  31,

2011
           Quarter
Ended
Mar.  31,

2012
     Quarter
Ended
Mar.  31,

2011
            Quarter
Ended
Mar.  31,

2012
     Quarter
Ended
Mar.  31,

2011
 

Interest rate contracts

   $ —         $ (44.0     Interest expense       $ 7.1       $ 10.1         Interest expense       $ —         $ (9.8

 

(In millions)

          Amount of (Gain)  or
Loss Recognized in Net
Loss
 

Derivatives not designated

as hedging instruments

   Location of (Gain)  or
Loss Recognized in
Net Loss
     Quarter
Ended
Mar. 31,
2012
     Quarter
Ended
Mar. 31,
2011
 

Interest rate contracts

     Interest expense       $ 34.7       $ (3.3

In addition to the impact on interest expense from amounts reclassified from AOCL, 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, 2012 and 2011 by approximately $41.8 million and $66.6 million, respectively.

At March 31, 2012, our variable-rate debt, excluding $5,750.0 million of variable-rate debt hedged using interest rate swap agreements, represents 28% of our total debt, while our fixed-rate debt is 72% of our total debt.

 

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Note 7—Stockholders’ Equity, Non-controlling Interests, and Loss Per Share

Common Stock

In January 2012, the Company entered into an agreement with certain of its direct and indirect stockholders, pursuant to which the Company, Hamlet Holdings, and entities controlled by the Sponsors released the contractual transfer restrictions on 24.2 million shares of our common stock (the “Released Shares”) beneficially owned by certain indirect stockholders (the “Participating Co-Investors”). In consideration for such release, the Participating Co-Investors agreed to contribute 1.8 million shares to the Company (the Delivered Shares”). The Company agreed to cause the registration for resale (the “Shelf Registration”) under the Securities Act of the remaining Released Shares not constituting Delivered Shares (the “Registered Shares”) and the listing of the Registered Shares on NASDAQ.

In February 2012, the Company received the Delivered Shares, placed them into its treasury, and offered 1.8 million newly issued shares of its common stock and an underwriters allotment of 271,697 shares, in a public offering, at $9.00 per share. As a result of the public offering, the Company’s common stock trades on the NASDAQ under the symbol “CZR.” In connection with this public offering, the Company effected a 1.742-for-one split of its common stock.

The Shelf Registration was filed in February 2012, and, upon its effectiveness, 50% of the Registered Shares became eligible for resale under the Shelf Registration. The Participating Co-Investors agreed not to offer or sell, dispose of or hedge, directly or indirectly, the remaining 50% of the Registered Shares without the permission of certain of the underwriters for the public offering for a period of 180 days from the pricing of such offering, subject to certain exceptions and automatic extension in certain circumstances.

In March 2012, the Company filed a prospectus with the SEC, as part of a registration statement, to sell shares of common stock, up to a maximum aggregate offering price of $500.0 million.

Non-controlling Interests

In March 2012, Rock Gaming, LLC (“Rock”) and Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc. (“CIE”), a majority-owned subsidiary of Caesars, entered into a subscription agreement pursuant to which Rock purchased approximately 6,155 shares of CIE common stock for $30.4 million in cash and agreed to purchase approximately 6,155 additional shares of CIE common stock for an additional $30.4 million on or before July 2, 2012. If Rock purchases the above shares of CIE common stock pursuant to the terms of the subscription agreement, then Rock has the option to purchase approximately 3,140 additional shares of CIE common stock for $19.2 million in cash, which option must be exercised on or before November 15, 2012.

Loss Per Share

Basic loss per share amounts are calculated by dividing net loss attributable to Caesars by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding for the periods presented. Because the Company generated net losses for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, the weighted-average basic shares outstanding was used in calculating diluted loss per share as using diluted shares would be anti-dilutive to loss per share.

The following table shows the number of shares which were excluded from the computation of diluted loss per share for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, as they were anti-dilutive:

 

     Quarter Ended March 31,  

(In millions)

   2012      2011  

Stock options outstanding

     8.1         7.0   

Warrants outstanding

     0.4         0.1   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total anti-dilutive potential common shares

     8.5         7.1   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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Note 8—Stock-Based Employee Compensation

Our stock-based compensation expense consists primarily of time-based 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)

   2012      2011  

Amounts included in:

     

Corporate expense

   $ 10.1       $ 3.6   

Property, general, administrative, and other

     1.4         2.3   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total stock-based compensation expense

   $ 11.5       $ 5.9   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

In February 2012, the Company declared a 1.742-for-one stock split in connection with its public offering, and the Board of Directors adopted the 2012 Performance Incentive Plan (the “2012 Incentive Plan”).

Directors, employees, officers, and individual consultants or advisors who render services to the Company or its subsidiaries may be selected to receive awards under the 2012 Incentive Plan. Our Board of Directors or a subcommittee thereof has the authority to administer the 2012 Incentive Plan. The 2012 Incentive Plan includes the following limits:

 

   

no more than 6,867,018 shares may be issued with respect to incentive stock options under the 2012 Incentive Plan;

 

   

the maximum number of shares of common stock subject to those options and stock appreciation rights that are granted during any calendar year to any individual under the 2012 Incentive Plan is 3,433,509 shares;

 

   

the maximum number of shares of common stock which may be delivered pursuant to performance-based awards (other than options and stock appreciation rights intended to satisfy the requirements for “performance-based compensation” under Internal Revenue Code Section 162(m), and other than cash awards covered by the cap in the following sentence) that are granted to any one participant in any calendar year will not exceed 1,373,404 shares, either individually or in the aggregate;

 

   

in addition, the aggregate amount of compensation to be paid to any one participant in respect of all performance-based awards payable only in cash and not related to shares of common stock and granted to that participant in any one calendar year will not exceed $25.0 million; and

 

   

awards cancelled during the year will be counted against the limits in the preceding two bullets to the extent required by Section 162 (m) of the Internal Revenue Code.

As a result of adopting the 2012 Incentive Plan, options may no longer be granted under the Company’s Management Equity Incentive Plan adopted February 27, 2008 (the “2008 Incentive Plan”).

The following is a summary of share-based option activity, adjusted for the stock split, including options under the 2008 Incentive Plan and 2012 Incentive Plan and warrants to purchase common stock, for the three months ended March 31, 2012:

 

     Shares     Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
 

Outstanding at December 31, 2011

     8,744,649      $ 38.15   

Granted

     44,293      $ 20.09   

Canceled

     (90,075   $ 38.21   
  

 

 

   

Outstanding at March 31, 2012

     8,698,867      $ 34.96   
  

 

 

   

Vested and expected to vest at March 31, 2012

     7,283,588      $ 38.29   
  

 

 

   

Exercisable at March 31, 2012

     4,608,046      $ 36.99   
  

 

 

   

 

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Note 9—Write-downs, Reserves, and Project Opening Costs, net of Recoveries

Write-downs, reserves, and project opening costs, net of recoveries include various pre-tax charges to record long-lived tangible asset impairments, contingent liability reserves, costs associated with efficiency projects, project write-offs, demolition costs, and other non-routine transactions, net of recoveries of previously recorded non-routine reserves.

The components of write-downs, reserves, and project opening costs, net of recoveries are as follows:

 

     Quarter Ended March 31,  

(In millions)

   2012     2011  

Write-downs and reserves, net of recoveries:

    

Impairments of long-lived tangible assets

   $ 167.5      $ —     

Divestitures and abandonments

     12.7        2.2   

Efficiency projects

     6.1        11.6   

Remediation costs

     2.4        3.4   

Other

     (0.2     1.1   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total write-downs and reserves, net of recoveries

     188.5        18.3   

Project opening costs

     1.7        0.2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total write-downs, reserves, and project opening costs, net of recoveries

   $ 190.2      $ 18.5   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Impairments of long-lived tangible assets include a $167.5 million non-cash impairment related to a previously halted development project in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Divestitures and abandonments include losses on divested assets and costs associated with various projects that are determined to no longer be viable.

Efficiency projects represent costs incurred to identify and implement efficiency programs aimed at streamlining corporate and operating functions to achieve cost savings and efficiencies, such as Project Renewal.

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

Note 10—Income Taxes

Total income taxes were allocated as follows:

 

     Quarter Ended March 31,  

(In millions)

   2012     2011  

Income tax (benefit) on loss before income taxes

   $ (151.4   $ (78.4

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

     2.9        17.4   

Accumulated deficit

     —          6.0   

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. 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. During the quarter ended March 31, 2012, our uncertain tax benefits, excluding related interest and penalties, did not change significantly from December 31, 2011.

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

 

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amount of the liability for unrecognized tax benefits could change during the next twelve months. The IRS audit of our 2008 federal income tax year concluded during the quarter ended June 30, 2010. The IRS proposed an adjustment to our cancellation of debt income tax position which we appealed. We are currently awaiting the final results of our appeals process. As a result of a possible settlement of the issue under appeal, it is reasonably possible that the total amount of unrecognized tax benefits at March 31, 2012 will decrease by a range of $0 to $70 million in the next twelve months. Any settlement will have no impact on the Company’s effective tax rate.

 

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Note 11—Fair Value Measurements

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, 2012 and December 31, 2011:

 

(In millions)

   Balance     Level 1      Level 2     Level 3  

March 31, 2012

         

Assets:

         

Investments

   $ 112.9      $ 111.4       $ 1.5        —     

Liabilities:

         

Derivative instruments

     (370.8     —           (370.8     —     

December 31, 2011

         

Assets:

         

Investments

   $ 108.4      $ 106.9       $ 1.5        —     

Liabilities:

         

Derivative instruments

     (336.1     —           (336.1     —     

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

Investments – Investments consist of debt and equity securities with maturity dates greater than 90 days at the date of the security’s acquisition. The majority of these securities are traded in active markets, have readily determined market values, and use Level 1 inputs. 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 current assets or deferred charges and other in our consolidated balance sheets.

The fair value of investments in marketable securities were as follows:

 

(In millions)

   March 31, 2012      December 31, 2011  

Corporate bonds

   $ 1.5       $ 1.5   

Equity securities

     2.9         2.4   

Government bonds

     106.5         102.5   

Other liquid investments

     2.0         2.0   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total investments

   $ 112.9       $ 108.4   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Gross unrealized gains and losses on marketable securities at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 were not material.

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 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 6, “Derivative Instruments,” for more information.

Items 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, 2012, for debt with similar terms and maturities, and based on market quotes of our publicly traded debt. As of March 31, 2012, the Company’s outstanding debt had a fair value of $17,664.0 million and a carrying value of $19,891.8 million.

 

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Note 12—Litigation, Commitments, and Contingent Liabilities

Litigation

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, results of operations, or cash flows.

Contractual Commitments and Contingent Liabilities

Material changes to our aggregate indebtedness are described in Note 5, “Debt.” As a result of these changes, at March 31, 2012, our estimated interest payments for the years ended December 31, 2012 through 2016 are $1,319.7 million, $1,766.8 million, $1,768.6 million, $1,388.5 million and $1,218.6 million, respectively, and our estimated interest payments thereafter are $1,773.2 million. There have been no material changes to our other known contractual obligations or material updates for our contingent liabilities to those set forth in our 2011 10-K.

Note 13—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 comprehensive loss, to cash paid for interest:

 

     Quarter Ended March 31,  

(In millions)

   2012     2011  

Interest expense, net of interest capitalized

   $ 562.0      $ 473.4   

Adjustments to reconcile to cash paid for interest:

    

Net change in accruals

     (149.1     (201.5

Amortization of deferred finance charges

     (38.3     (14.7

Net amortization of discounts and premiums

     (58.2     (33.5

Amortization of accumulated other comprehensive loss

     (7.2     (10.4

Rollover of PIK interest to principal

     (0.5     (0.6

Change in fair value of derivative instruments

     (34.7     13.1   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash paid for interest

   $ 274.0      $ 225.8   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash payments/(refunds) of income taxes, net

   $ 3.8      $ (6.8
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Significant non-cash transactions during the first quarter 2012 include a contribution of 1.8 million shares by the Participating Co-Investors, as further described in Note 7, “Stockholders’ Equity, Non-controlling Interests, and Loss Per Share,” and a $167.5 million non-cash impairment charge, as fully described in Note 9, “Write-downs, Reserves, and Project Opening Costs, net of Recoveries.”

 

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Note 14—Related Party Transactions

In connection with the Acquisition, the Sponsors entered into a services agreement with Caesars 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 paid to the Sponsors, which are included in corporate expense in our consolidated statements of comprehensive loss, for each of the quarters ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 were $7.5 million. We also reimburse the Sponsors for expenses that they incur related to their management services.

Note 15—Recent Accounting Pronouncements

Effective January 1, 2012, we adopted the updated guidance related to fair value measurement and disclosure requirements. The changes result in common fair value measurement and disclosure requirements between GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards and change the wording used to describe many of the requirements in GAAP for measuring fair value and for disclosing information about fair value measurements. This new guidance did not have any impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations, or cash flows.

Effective January 1, 2012, we adopted the new guidance for the presentation of comprehensive income. The new guidance requires that all nonowner changes in stockholders’ equity be presented either in a single continuous statement of comprehensive income or in two separate but consecutive statements. As this is a presentation and disclosure requirement, there was no impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations, or cash flows upon adoption.

Effective January 1, 2012, we adopted the revised guidance for goodwill impairment testing. The new guidance allows an entity to perform a qualitative assessment on goodwill to determine whether it is more likely than not (defined as having a likelihood of more than 50%) that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount as a basis for determining whether it is necessary to perform the two-step goodwill impairment test. We will determine the impact of this guidance, if any, in conjunction with the annual assessment we perform as of September 30 of each year.

Note 16—Subsequent Events

CMBS Loan Repurchase

In April 2012, we purchased $83.7 million of face value of CMBS Loans for $50.2 million, recognizing a gain of $32.7 million, net of deferred finance charges.

Equity Distribution Agreement

In April 2012, the Company entered into an equity distribution agreement with Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC (collectively, the “Manager”), whereby the Company may issue and sell up to 10.0 million shares of the Company’s common stock from time to time.

CEOC Credit Facilities

Under the March 2012 amendment to the Credit Facilities as described in Note 5, “Debt,” in April and May 2012, CEOC extended the maturity on an additional $27.0 million of B-1, B-2, and B-3 term loans and converted another $38.0 million of original maturity revolver commitments to Term B-6 Loans.

Harrah’s St. Louis

In May 2012, the Company, along with certain of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, entered into an equity interest purchase agreement with Penn National Gaming, Inc. (the “Buyer”) whereby the Company is selling its Harrah’s St. Louis casino to the Buyer. Upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the purchase agreement, the Buyer will purchase from the Company all of the equity interests of Harrah’s St. Louis for a purchase price of $610.0 million, subject to customary closing conditions, including the receipt of regulatory approvals. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2012. The Company expects to use the proceeds from the sale for general corporate purposes, including, potentially, the repurchase of certain outstanding debt obligations.

Conrad Punta Del Este

In May 2012, the Company reached an agreement with the government of Uruguay to extend its gaming license in the country. The extension permits the Company to operate the casino at Conrad Punta Del Este Resort and Casino in Punta Del Este, Uruguay through 2036. As part of the agreement, the Company will pay an approximately $17 million license fee.

 

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CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2012

(UNAUDITED)

Note 17—Consolidating Financial Information of Guarantors and Issuers

As of March 31, 2012, CEOC is the issuer of certain debt securities that have been guaranteed by Caesars Entertainment and certain subsidiaries of CEOC. The following consolidating schedules present condensed financial information for Caesars Entertainment, the parent and guarantor; CEOC, the subsidiary issuer; guarantor subsidiaries of CEOC; and non-guarantor subsidiaries of Caesars Entertainment and CEOC as of March 31, 2012, and December 31, 2011, and for the quarters ended March 31, 2012 and 2011.

In lieu of providing separate unaudited financial statements for the guarantor subsidiaries, we have included the accompanying condensed consolidating financial statements based on Rule 3-10 of the SEC’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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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2012

(UNAUDITED)

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING BALANCE SHEET

MARCH 31, 2012

(In millions)

 

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

Assets

               

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 11.1       $ 355.9      $ 307.8       $ 460.1       $ —        $ 1,134.9   

Other current assets

     19.2         358.2        683.4         419.6         (512.3     968.1   

Property and equipment, net

     —           202.0        9,444.5         7,355.3         —          17,001.8   

Goodwill

     —           —          1,630.6         1,834.2         —          3,464.8   

Intangible assets other than goodwill

     —           4.7        3,793.7         815.0         —          4,613.4   

Investments in subsidiaries

     243.9         13,228.2        752.8         869.7         (15,094.6     —     

Restricted cash

     —           —          —           388.6         —          388.6   

Intercompany receivables

     503.0         1,085.5        586.0         98.6         (2,273.1     —     

Other long-term assets

     5.0         330.7        187.1         315.3         —          838.1   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 782.2       $ 15,565.2      $ 17,385.9       $ 12,556.4       $ (17,880.0   $ 28,409.7   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity/(Deficit)

               

Interest payable

   $ —         $ 329.0      $ 1.6       $ 21.4       $ —        $ 352.0   

Current portion of long-term debt

     —           11.9        3.8         84.8         —          100.5   

Other current liabilities

     19.1         415.7        718.5         695.5         (512.3     1,336.5   

Long-term debt

     —           14,570.6        54.4         6,036.0         (869.7     19,791.3   

Deferred credits and other

     —           643.2        139.6         120.6         —          903.4   

Deferred income taxes

     —           582.8        2,510.9         1,983.1         —          5,076.8   

Intercompany payables

     —           513.1        871.7         888.3         (2,273.1     —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 
     19.1         17,066.3        4,300.5         9,829.7         (3,655.1     27,560.5   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Caesars stockholders’ equity/(deficit)

     763.1         (1,501.1     13,085.4         2,640.6         (14,224.9     763.1   

Non-controlling interests

     —           —          —           86.1         —          86.1   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total equity/(deficit)

     763.1         (1,501.1     13,085.4         2,726.7         (14,224.9     849.2   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 782.2       $ 15,565.2      $ 17,385.9       $ 12,556.4       $ (17,880.0   $ 28,409.7   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2012

(UNAUDITED)

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING BALANCE SHEET

DECEMBER 31, 2011

(In millions)

 

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

Assets

               

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 3.9       $ 16.6      $ 382.5       $ 501.6       $ —        $ 904.6   

Other current assets

     15.7         322.4        673.7         418.5         (497.7     932.6   

Property and equipment, net

     —           205.6        9,695.9         7,364.5         —          17,266.0   

Goodwill

     —           —          1,630.6         1,834.2         —          3,464.8   

Intangible assets other than goodwill

     —           4.9        3,816.9         834.1         —          4,655.9   

Investments in subsidiaries

     535.8         13,568.0        886.7         883.0         (15,873.5     —     

Restricted cash

     —           —          —           451.1         —          451.1   

Intercompany receivables

     469.0         1,102.8        586.0         98.7         (2,256.5     —     

Other long-term assets

     5.0         324.9        187.4         323.3         —          840.6   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 1,029.4       $ 15,545.2      $ 17,859.7       $ 12,709.0       $ (18,627.7   $ 28,515.6   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity/(Deficit)

               

Interest payable

   $ —         $ 174.0      $ 0.8       $ 16.6       $ —        $ 191.4   

Current portion of long-term debt

     —           20.2        7.0         13.2         —          40.4   

Other current liabilities

     22.7         303.5        840.5         702.0         (497.7     1,371.0   

Long-term debt

     —           14,446.3        69.8         6,100.7         (857.3     19,759.5   

Deferred credits and other

     —           612.5        166.0         123.3         —          901.8   

Deferred income taxes

     —           647.7        2,558.8         1,991.6         —          5,198.1   

Intercompany payables

     —           420.2        871.7         964.6         (2,256.5     —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 
     22.7         16,624.4        4,514.6         9,912.0         (3,611.5     27,462.2   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Caesars stockholders’ equity/(deficit)

     1,006.7         (1,079.2     13,345.1         2,750.3         (15,016.2     1,006.7   

Non-controlling interests

     —           —          —           46.7         —          46.7   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total equity/(deficit)

     1,006.7         (1,079.2     13,345.1         2,797.0         (15,016.2     1,053.4   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 1,029.4       $ 15,545.2      $ 17,859.7       $ 12,709.0       $ (18,627.7   $ 28,515.6   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2012

(UNAUDITED)

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME/(LOSS)

FOR THE QUARTER ENDED MARCH 31, 2012

(In millions)

 

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

Net revenues

   $ —        $ 26.6      $ 1,366.6      $ 932.2      $ (53.5   $ 2,271.9   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Direct operating expenses

     —          9.9        726.9        460.7        —          1,197.5   

Property, general, administrative, and other

     —          9.7        298.4        250.9        (41.2     517.8   

Depreciation and amortization

     —          1.7        113.1        73.5        —          188.3   

Write-downs, reserves, and project opening costs, net of recoveries

     —          3.1        177.0        10.1        —          190.2   

Loss/(income) on interests in subsidiaries

     280.3        4.5        12.4        —          (297.2     —     

Corporate expense

     5.7        37.7        6.5        14.6        (12.3     52.2   

Other operating expenses

     —          0.2        23.1        27.1        —          50.4   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

     286.0        66.8        1,357.4        836.9        (350.7     2,196.4   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

(Loss)/income from operations

     (286.0     (40.2     9.2        95.3        297.2        75.5   

Interest expense, net of interest capitalized

     —          (509.0     (7.7     (95.2     49.9        (562.0

Gains on early extinguishments of debt

     —          —          —          45.8        —          45.8   

Other income, including interest income

     5.2        14.9        5.4        32.6        (49.9     8.2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

(Loss)/income before income taxes

     (280.8     (534.3     6.9        78.5        297.2        (432.5

Benefit/(provision) for income taxes

     0.2        185.2        (4.4     (29.6     —          151.4   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net (loss)/income

     (280.6     (349.1     2.5        48.9        297.2        (281.1

Less: net loss attributable to non-controlling interests

     —          —          —          0.5        —          0.5   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net (loss)/income attributable to Caesars

     (280.6     (349.1     2.5        49.4        297.2        (280.6

Other comprehensive income/(loss):

            

Total other comprehensive (loss)/income, net of income taxes

     —          (12.2     —          21.5        —          9.3   

Less: foreign currency translations adjustments attributable to non-controlling interests

     —          —          —          (1.0     —          (1.0
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive (loss)/income attributable to Caesars

   $ (280.6   $ (361.3   $ 2.5      $ 69.9      $ 297.2      $ (272.3
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2012

(UNAUDITED)

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME/(LOSS)

FOR THE QUARTER ENDED MARCH 31, 2011

(In millions)

 

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

Net revenues

   $ —        $ 28.8      $ 1,338.8      $ 866.3      $ (54.9   $ 2,179.0   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Direct operating expenses

     —          12.0        711.2        443.2        —          1,166.4   

Property, general, administrative, and other

     —          14.3        323.1        225.3        (35.0     527.7   

Depreciation and amortization

     —          1.7        113.2        62.1        —          177.0   

Write-downs, reserves, and project opening costs, net of recoveries

     —          11.9        3.2        3.4        —          18.5   

Loss/(income) on interests in subsidiaries

     146.7        (106.0     (10.6     —          (30.1     —     

Corporate expense

     4.7        23.5        3.6        22.4        (19.9     34.3   

Other operating expenses

     0.3        0.5        24.9        15.9        —          41.6   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

     151.7        (42.1     1,168.6        772.3        (85.0     1,965.5   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

(Loss)/income from operations

     (151.7     70.9        170.2        94.0        30.1        213.5   

Interest expense, net of interest capitalized

     —          (439.0     (9.6     (81.2     56.4        (473.4

Gains on early extinguishments of debt

     —          —          —          33.2        —          33.2   

Other income, including interest income

     3.8        11.7        4.8        39.6        (56.4     3.5   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

(Loss)/income before income taxes

     (147.9     (356.4     165.4        85.6        30.1        (223.2

Benefit/(provision) for income taxes

     0.4        163.6        (60.1     (25.5     —          78.4   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net (loss)/income

     (147.5     (192.8     105.3        60.1        30.1        (144.8

Less: net loss attributable to non-controlling interests

     —          —          —          (2.7     —          (2.7
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net (loss)/income attributable to Caesars

     (147.5     (192.8     105.3        57.4        30.1        (147.5

Other comprehensive income/(loss):

            

Total other comprehensive income/(loss), net of income taxes

     —          47.4        —          (31.2     —          16.2   

Less: foreign currency translations adjustments attributable to non-controlling interests

     —          —          —          (3.2     —          (3.2
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive (loss)/income attributable to Caesars

   $ (147.5   $ (145.4   $ 105.3      $ 23.0      $ 30.1      $ (134.5
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2012

(UNAUDITED)

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE QUARTER ENDED MARCH 31, 2012

(In millions)

 

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

Cash flows provided by/(used in) operating activities

   $ 95.8      $ 193.8      $ (122.3   $ (7.9   $ —        $ 159.4   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

            

Acquisitions of property and equipment, net of change in construction payables

     —          (0.6     (27.2     (55.1     —          (82.9

Change in restricted cash

     —          —          —          70.2        —          70.2   

Purchase of additional interests in subsidiaries

     (71.8     —          —          —          71.8        —     

Return of investment in subsidiary

     —          —          92.5        —          (92.5     —     

Other

     —          —          (1.4     (0.9     —          (2.3
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows (used in)/provided by investing activities

     (71.8     (0.6     63.9        14.2        (20.7     (15.0
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

            

Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

     —          1,313.6        —          330.0        —          1,643.6   

Debt issuance costs and fees

     —          (23.3     —          (7.3     —          (30.6

Borrowings under lending agreements

     —          453.0        —          —          —          453.0   

Repayments under lending agreements

     —          (608.0     —          —          —          (608.0

Cash paid for early extinguishments of debt

     —          (1,095.6     —          (301.7     —          (1,397.3

Non-controlling interests’ contribution, net of distributions

     —          —          —          28.9        —          28.9   

Net intercompany financing activities

     (34.0     110.2        —          (96.9     20.7        —     

Other

     17.2        (3.8     (16.3     (0.8     —          (3.7
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows (used in)/provided by financing activities

     (16.8     146.1        (16.3     (47.8     20.7        85.9   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     7.2        339.3        (74.7     (41.5     —          230.3   

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

     3.9        16.6        382.5        501.6        —          904.6   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

   $ 11.1      $ 355.9      $ 307.8      $ 460.1      $ —        $ 1,134.9   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2012

(UNAUDITED)

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE QUARTER ENDED MARCH 31, 2011

(In millions)

 

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

Cash flows provided by/(used in) operating activities

   $ 55.2      $ 149.2      $ (52.1   $ 25.5      $ —        $ 177.8   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

            

Acquisitions of property and equipment, net of change in construction payables

     —          (3.8     (22.8     (11.3     —          (37.9

Change in restricted cash

     —          —          —          (81.0     —          (81.0

Purchase of additional interests in subsidiaries

     (73.5     (67.5     —          —          141.0        —     

Other

     —          —          (2.6     (69.9     —          (72.5
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows (used in)/provided by investing activities

     (73.5     (71.3     (25.4     (162.2     141.0        (191.4
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

            

Borrowings under lending agreements

     —          50.0        —          —          —          50.0   

Repayments under lending agreements

     —          (50.0     —          —          —          (50.0

Cash paid for early extinguishments of debt

     —          —          (0.7     (75.0     —          (75.7

Net intercompany financing activities

     —          —          —          141.0        (141.0     —     

Other

     (0.7     (7.5     (1.8     (7.2     —          (17.2
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows (used in)/provided by financing activities

     (0.7     (7.5     (2.5     58.8        (141.0     (92.9
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents

     (19.0     70.4        (80.0     (77.9     —          (106.5

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

     136.0        61.0        358.2        431.8        —          987.0   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

   $ 117.0      $ 131.4      $ 278.2      $ 353.9      $ —        $ 880.5   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

The following discussion and analysis of the financial position and operating results of Caesars Entertainment for the quarters ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 should be read in conjunction with Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations presented in the 2011 10-K.

REGIONAL AGGREGATION

The executive officers of the Company review operating results, assess performance, and make decisions related to the allocation of resources on a property-by-property basis. We believe, therefore, that each property is an operating segment and that it is appropriate to aggregate and present the operations of the Company as one reportable segment. To provide more meaningful information than would be possible on a consolidated basis, the Company’s casino properties (as of March 31, 2012 or otherwise noted below), have been grouped into seven regions as follows to facilitate discussion of the Company’s operating results:

 

Las Vegas

 

Atlantic City

 

Louisiana/Mississippi

 

Iowa/Missouri

Caesars Palace   Harrah’s Atlantic City   Harrah’s New Orleans   Harrah’s St. Louis
Bally’s Las Vegas   Showboat Atlantic City   Harrah’s Louisiana Downs   Harrah’s North Kansas City
Flamingo Las Vegas (a)   Bally’s Atlantic City   Horseshoe Bossier City   Harrah’s Council Bluffs
Harrah’s Las Vegas   Caesars Atlantic City   Grand Biloxi   Horseshoe Council Bluffs/Bluffs Run
Paris Las Vegas   Harrah’s Chester (g)   Harrah’s Tunica  
Rio     Horseshoe Tunica  
Imperial Palace     Tunica Roadhouse Hotel & Casino  
Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon      
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino      

Illinois/Indiana

 

Other Nevada

 

Managed and International

   
Horseshoe Southern Indiana   Harrah’s Reno   Harrah’s Ak-Chin (d)  
Harrah’s Joliet (c)   Harrah’s Lake Tahoe   Harrah’s Cherokee (d)  
Horseshoe Hammond   Harveys Lake Tahoe   Harrah’s Rincon (d)  
Harrah’s Metropolis   Harrah’s Laughlin   Conrad Punta del Este (b)  
    Caesars Windsor (e)  
    London Clubs International (f)  

 

(a)  

Includes O’Shea’s Casino, which is adjacent to this property. O’Shea’s Casino ceased operations on April 30, 2012.

(b)  

We have an approximately 95% ownership interest in and manage this property.

(c)  

We have an 80% ownership interest in and manage this property.

(d)  

Managed.

(e)  

We have a 50% interest in Windsor Casino Limited, which operates this property. The province of Ontario owns the complex.

(f)  

We own, operate, or manage 10 casino clubs in the provinces of the United Kingdom and two in Egypt. We have a 70% ownership interest in and manage one casino in South Africa.

(g)  

We have a 99.5% ownership interest in and manage this property.

 

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CONSOLIDATED OPERATING RESULTS

 

(Dollars in millions)

   Quarter Ended
March  31,
    Percentage
Favorable/
(Unfavorable)
 
     2012     2011    

Casino revenues

   $ 1,687.2      $ 1,663.1        1.4 

Net revenues

     2,271.9        2,179.0        4.3 

Income from operations

     75.5        213.5        (64.6  )% 

Net loss attributable to Caesars

     (280.6     (147.5     (90.2  )% 

Operating margin *

     3.3     9.8     (6.5 ) pts 

 

* Operating margin is calculated as income/(loss) from operations divided by net revenues for the respective period.

Quarter ended March 31, 2012 compared to March 31, 2011

Net revenues for the first quarter of 2012 were $2,271.9 million, up $92.9 million, or 4.3%, from the year-earlier period. The increase in net revenues was due mainly to higher revenues in the Las Vegas and Louisiana/Mississippi regions, and from the Company’s international and online businesses, including revenues related to Playtika, which was acquired during 2011, partially offset by a decline in net revenues in the Atlantic City region.

For the first quarter of 2012, income from operations decreased $138.0 million, or 64.6%, to $75.5 million from $213.5 million in the year-ago first quarter, mainly due to a $172.0 million charge in the first quarter of 2012, of which $167.5 million is a non-cash impairment of a long-lived tangible asset, related to a previously halted development project in Biloxi, Mississippi. This decrease was partially offset by the income impact of higher revenues, a decrease of approximately $17 million in property tax expense related to the negotiation of a favorable Atlantic City property tax settlement in the first quarter 2012, and other cost reductions achieved as part of Project Renewal. Additionally, first quarter 2012 results include the recovery of business interruption insurance proceeds of approximately $7 million reflecting lost profits associated with temporary closures of three properties in Tunica, Mississippi in the first half of 2011, as a result of flooding.

Net loss attributable to Caesars for the first quarter of 2012 was $280.6 million, up $133.1 million, or 90.2%, from the first quarter of 2011. Higher net losses in the first quarter of 2012 reflect the decrease in income from operations and higher interest expense, partially offset by increased gains on early extinguishments of debt. See “Other Factors Affecting Net Income” section that follows herein for further discussion of the Company’s interest expense and early extinguishments of debt.

Performance Metrics

The Company measures its performance in part through tracking of trips by rated customers, which means a customer whose gaming activity is tracked through its Total Rewards customer-loyalty system (“trips”), and by spend per rated customer trip (“spend per trip”). A trip is created by a Total Rewards card holder engaging in one or more of the following activities while at one of the Company’s properties: (1) hotel stay, (2) gaming activity, or (3) a comp redemption, which means the receipt of a complimentary item given out by the Company’s casinos. In markets where we have multiple properties, customers often engage in trip generating activities at more than one property in a day. In these instances, we consider the market as a whole and do not count multiple trips. Customer spend means the cumulative rated theoretical spend (which is the amount of money expected to be retained by the casino based upon the mathematics underlying the particular game as a fraction of the amount of money wagered by the customer) across all game types for a specific customer. For the Atlantic City region, the Company refers to customers that stay at a hotel in one of its properties as lodgers and customers that may play at a casino located in one of its properties but do not stay at a hotel at such property as non-lodgers.

The following table reflects the percentage increase/(decrease) in trips and spend per trip for the U.S. regions for the first quarter of 2012 compared with the same period in 2011.

 

     Trips     Spend per Trip  

Consolidated Caesars

     1.4     (1.0 )% 

Las Vegas region

     5.9     (1.7 )% 

Atlantic City region:

    

Lodgers

     (3.2 )%      (1.3 )% 

Non-lodgers

     1.4     1.7

All other regions

     0.8     (2.1 )% 

 

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On a consolidated basis, trips in the first quarter of 2012 increased 1.4% from 2011 due mainly to increased trips in Las Vegas and Atlantic City’s non-lodger segment, partially offset by trip declines in Atlantic City’s lodger segment. Trip increases are attributable to the Company’s enterprise-wide cross-marketing initiatives.

On a consolidated basis, cash average daily room rates remained flat at $92 in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the first quarter of 2011. Total occupancy percentage also remained flat in the first quarter 2012.

REGIONAL OPERATING RESULTS

Las Vegas Region

 

(Dollars in millions)

   Quarter Ended
March  31,
    Percentage
Favorable/
(Unfavorable)
 
     2012     2011    

Casino revenues

   $ 417.2      $ 374.9        11.3

Net revenues

     771.6        726.4        6.2

Income from operations

     120.1        112.7        6.6

Operating margin *

     15.6     15.5     0.1  pts 

 

* Operating margin is calculated as income/(loss) from operations divided by net revenues for the respective period.

Despite a decrease in spend per trip, net revenues in the Las Vegas region increased $45.2 million, or 6.2%, in the first quarter of 2012 from 2011, primarily due to continued strength in the international, high-end gaming segment and to the January 2012 opening to the public of the 662-room Octavius Tower at Caesars Palace. Hotel revenues in the region increased 5.2%, cash average daily room rates increased 1.0% to $95 from $94 and total occupancy percentages decreased 0.7 percentage points for the first quarter of 2012 from 2011. Income from operations increased $7.4 million, or 6.6%, for the first quarter of 2012, due to the income impact of increased revenues, partially offset by an increase in depreciation expense mainly associated with the opening of Octavius Tower.

During 2011, we commenced construction on project Linq, a dining, entertainment, and retail development between our Flamingo and Imperial Palace casinos, on the east side of the Las Vegas Strip, which is scheduled to open in phases in mid to late 2013. Through March 31, 2012, $65.9 million had been spent on this project.

Atlantic City Region

 

(Dollars in millions)

   Quarter Ended
March  31,
    Percentage
Favorable/
(Unfavorable)
 
     2012     2011    

Casino revenues

   $ 372.4      $ 395.5        (5.8  )% 

Net revenues

     432.5        449.3        (3.7  )% 

Income from operations

     18.8        19.4        (3.1  )% 

Operating margin *

     4.3     4.3     —     

 

* Operating margin is calculated as income/(loss) from operations divided by net revenues for the respective period.

Net revenues in the Atlantic City region were down $16.8 million, or 3.7%, in the first quarter of 2012 from 2011, as a decline in casino revenues more than offset increases in non-gaming revenues. Trips and spend per trip by lodgers decreased while trips and spend per trip increased for non-lodgers. Income from operations was slightly lower in the first quarter of 2012 compared to 2011 mainly due to the income impact of lower revenues and higher write-downs, reserves, and project opening costs, net of recoveries. These decreases to income from operations were mostly offset by a decrease in property tax expense of approximately $17 million related to the negotiation of a favorable property tax settlement in the first quarter of 2012.

 

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Louisiana/Mississippi Region

 

(Dollars in millions)

   Quarter Ended
March  31,
    Percentage
Favorable/
(Unfavorable)
 
     2012     2011    

Casino revenues

   $ 270.3      $ 262.7        2.9

Net revenues

     303.4        286.1        6.0

(Loss)/income from operations

     (121.0     33.7        *

Operating margin *

     (39.9 )%      11.8     (51.7 ) pts 

 

* Operating margin is calculated as income/(loss) from operations divided by net revenues for the respective period.
** Not meaningful.

Net revenues in the Louisiana/Mississippi region increased $17.3 million, or 6.0%, in the first quarter 2012 from 2011, primarily due to an increase in casino revenues. Trips rose in the first quarter 2012 from 2011 while spend per trip declined slightly. Loss from operations was $121.0 million in the first quarter of 2012 compared to income from operations of $33.7 million in 2011. This change was mainly due to a $172.0 million charge in the first quarter of 2012, of which $167.5 million is a non-cash impairment of a long-lived tangible asset, related to a previously halted development project in Biloxi, Mississippi, partially offset by increased revenues and reduced property operating expenses. Additionally, first quarter 2012 results include the recovery of business interruption insurance proceeds of approximately $7 million reflecting lost profits associated with temporary closures of three properties in Tunica, Mississippi in the first half of 2011, as a result of flooding.

Iowa/Missouri Region

 

(Dollars in millions)

   Quarter Ended
March  31,
    Percentage
Favorable/
(Unfavorable)
 
     2012     2011    

Casino revenues

   $ 172.4      $ 166.0        3.9

Net revenues

     182.2        177.4        2.7

Income from operations

     46.7        43.9        6.4

Operating margin *

     25.6     24.7     0.9  pts 

 

* Operating margin is calculated as income/(loss) from operations divided by net revenues for the respective period.

Net revenues in the Iowa/Missouri region increased $4.8 million, or 2.7%, for the first quarter of 2012 from 2011, due to increases in both trips and spend per trip. Income from operations increased $2.8 million, or 6.4%, for the quarter due mainly to the income impact of higher revenues in the region.

Illinois/Indiana Region

 

(Dollars in millions)

   Quarter Ended
March  31,
    Percentage
Favorable/
(Unfavorable)
 
     2012     2011    

Casino revenues

   $ 260.7      $ 268.4        (2.9 )% 

Net revenues

     273.1        277.1        (1.4 )% 

Income from operations

     38.2