Golden Entertainment Inc. reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2023.
Blake Sartini, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Golden Entertainment, commented: “In the first quarter we were able to grow revenue but elevated costs relative to last year continued to impact our Adjusted EBITDA. During the quarter, we announced the sale of our distributed gaming businesses in both Nevada and Montana, which will allow us to focus on investing in our wholly-owned casino assets and growing our tavern portfolio in Nevada. We expect the sale of our distributed gaming businesses to close by the end of 2023 and continue to expect the previously announced sale of our Rocky Gap property in Maryland to close by the end of June. Most of the sales proceeds from these transactions will further reduce leverage, which will position us well to continue investing in our owned properties, accelerate capital returns to shareholders and pursue future strategic initiatives.”
Revenues of $278.1 million for the first quarter of 2023 increased 2% from $273.6 million for the first quarter of 2022. Net income for the first quarter of 2023 was $11.6 million, or $0.38 per fully diluted share, compared to net income of $36.1 million, or $1.12 per fully diluted share, for the first quarter of 2022. First quarter 2023 Adjusted EBITDA was $62.2 million, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $67.3 million for the first quarter of 2022.
Debt and Liquidity
As of March 31, 2023, the Company’s total principal amount of debt outstanding was $913 million, consisting primarily of $575 million in outstanding term loan borrowings and $335 million of senior unsecured notes. As of March 31, 2023, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $156 million, and short-term cash investments of $5 million that will convert into cash during the quarter ending June 30, 2023, and there continues to be no outstanding borrowings under the Company’s $240 million revolving credit facility.