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IGT Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 Results

First Quarter Highlights (compared to last year's first quarter)

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) today reported operating results for the first quarter ended December 31, 2013.

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"In our fiscal first quarter we expanded revenue while maintaining strong operating income and cash flows despite market challenges," said Patti Hart, CEO of IGT. "We remain confident that our focus on content, distribution and maximizing shareholder value while improving efficiencies will position us for success in fiscal 2014." 


Consolidated Results








First Quarters Ended December 31,

2013

2012

% Change

(In millions, except per share amounts)




GAAP Measures




Revenue

$ 541.2

$ 530.3

2%

Operating income

103.7

118.4

-12%

Net income

79.2

65.3

21%

Earnings per share

$   0.31

$   0.24

29%

Net operating cash flows

$   76.1

$   94.5

-19%





Non-GAAP Measures 




Adjusted operating income

$ 123.8

$ 137.6

-10%

Adjusted net income

62.9

76.2

-17%

Adjusted earnings per share

$   0.25

$   0.28

-11%

Free cash flow (before dividends)

$   51.5

$   56.9

-9%



Adjusted operating income, adjusted net income, adjusted earnings per share and free cash flow are non-GAAP financial measures.  Reconciliations between GAAP and non-GAAP measures are provided at the end of this release.



















  • Revenues increased 2% to $541 million, primarily driven by North America growth in social gaming and machine sales.
  • GAAP earnings per share increased 29% to $0.31.
  • Adjusted earnings per share decreased 11% to $0.25.

 

Gaming Operations








First Quarters Ended December 31,

2013

2012

% Change

(In millions, unless otherwise noted)




Revenue

$ 223.0

$ 242.6

-8%

Gross profit

136.2

153.1

-11%

Gross margin

61%

63%

-3%

Installed base ('000)

54.3

56.8

-4%

Yield (average revenue per unit per day - $0.00)

$ 44.99

$ 46.80

-4%

  • Revenues decreased 8% to $223 million in the first quarter primarily due to lower North America MegaJackpots® revenue.
  • Gross margin decreased to 61% from 63% compared to the prior year quarter, primarily due to lower yield.
  • Installed base decreased driven by a decline in North America MegaJackpots® and International lease operations units.
  • Average revenue per unit per day in the quarter was $44.99, down 4% over the prior year quarter primarily due to lower MegaJackpots® yields and down 8% sequentially in-line with seasonal trends.

 

Product Sales








First Quarters Ended December 31,

2013

2012

% Change

(In millions, unless otherwise noted)




Revenue

$ 243.6

$ 234.8

4%

Gross profit

126.9

125.6

1%

Gross margin

52%

53%

-3%

Machine units recognized ('000)

12.8

10.7

20%

Machine average sales price ('000)

$   13.2

$   14.8

-11%

  • Revenues increased 4% to $244 million in the first quarter, due to increased North America machine sales largely related to video poker sales.
  • Gross margin decreased to 52% from 53%, as the first quarter of 2013 benefited from a $5.0 million royalty settlement fee.
  • Average machine sales prices declined to $13,200 in the first quarter primarily due to a higher mix of video poker unit sales to Caesar's Entertainment, as well as some foreign currency pressures.

 

Interactive








First Quarters Ended December 31,

2013

2012

% Change

(In millions, unless otherwise noted)




Revenue

$ 74.6

$ 52.9

41%

    Social gaming

64.8

41.3

57%

    IGTi

9.8

11.6

-16%





Gross Margin

63%

58%

9%

    Social gaming

62%

60%

3%

    IGTi

64%

51%

25%





DoubleDown average user statistics*




    DAU (Daily active users) ('000)

1,716

1,462

17%

    MAU (Monthly active users) ('000)

6,198

4,931

26%

    Bookings per DAU ($0.00)

$ 0.42

$ 0.31

35%





*as a single application with multiple games, active users equal unique users

  • Social gaming revenues increased 57% to $65 million in the first quarter compared to the prior year quarter and increased 6% sequentially, primarily driven by an increase in both average DAU and bookings per DAU.
  • Average DAU were 1.7 million, an increase of 17% over the prior year quarter.
  • Average MAU were 6.2 million, an increase of 26% compared to the prior year quarter.
  • Average bookings per DAU was $0.42, an increase of 35% over the same quarter last year.
  • DoubleDown was GAAP accretive in the first quarter of 2014.

 

Operating Expenses








First Quarters Ended December 31,

2013

2012

% Change

(In millions, unless otherwise noted)




Operating Expenses




Selling, general & administrative

$ 117.8

$ 100.2

18%

Research & development

60.3

54.4

11%

Depreciation & amortization

16.7

19.0

-12%

Contingent acquisition-related costs

11.3

17.5

-35%

Total operating expenses

$ 206.1

$ 191.1

8%





Adjusted Operating Expenses




    Total

$ 189.3

$ 169.2

12%





Adjusted operating expenses is a non-GAAP financial measure.  Reconciliations between GAAP and non-GAAP measures are provided at the end of this release.

  • Adjusted first quarter operating expenses increased over the prior year quarter primarily due to higher advertising at DoubleDown and higher R&D expenses.
  • Adjusted operating expenses were 35% of revenues for the first quarter compared to 32% of revenues in the prior year quarter.

 

Balance Sheet and Capital Deployment







 December 31, 


 September 30, 




2013


2013


% Change

(In millions, unless otherwise noted)






Cash and equivalents (including restricted amounts)

$               648.0


$                 809.1


-20%

Working capital

117.9


267.5


-56%

Contractual debt obligations

2,150.0


2,150.0


0%

  • During the first quarter, the company received 8.2 million shares related to the previously announced accelerated share repurchase (ASR).  The total number of shares repurchased by IGT under the ASR through the completion date of January 22, 2014 was 11.6 million, at a discounted average price of $17.22 per share, representing approximately 5% of the total shares outstanding when the program commenced.
  • During the quarter, the company announced its fifth consecutive quarterly cash dividend increase, up 57% compared to the same quarter last year. 
  • During the first quarter, the company returned $226 million in the form of dividends and share repurchases to its shareholders.

Other
References to per share amounts in this release are based on weighted average diluted shares of common stock outstanding, unless otherwise specified.

Outlook
Given declining gross gaming revenue trends, we anticipate that the lower end of our previously announced guidance range is more likely, with potential further downside risk.  We are in the process of implementing a number of measures, including cost reductions, to mitigate this risk.

GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations for fiscal year 2014 will include acquisition-related expenses, primarily related to DoubleDown, severance costs, and certain discrete tax items or benefits, the amount of which is not determinable at this time.  The company may also recognize other items that are not currently determinable, but may be significant. For this reason, the company is unable to provide estimates for full-year GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations at this time.

Earnings Conference Call
As previously announced on January 9, 2014, IGT will host a conference call to discuss its first quarter fiscal year 2014 earnings results on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. PST. The access numbers are as follows:

Domestic callers dial +1 877-891-6979, passcode IGT
International callers dial +1 773-756-4700, passcode IGT

The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet. A link to the webcast is available at the IGT website: http://www.IGT.com/investors.  The call will be archived until Thursday, February 6, 2014 at http://www.IGT.com/investors, for those interested parties that are unable to participate during the live webcast.

A taped replay of the conference call will be available after the conference call. This replay will run through Thursday, February 6, 2014.  The access numbers are as follows:

Domestic callers dial +1 866-513-4385
International callers dial +1 203-369-1984

Q1 FY 2014 Excel file

Q1 FY 2014 PDF of this press release

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.  These statements include our expected future financial and operational performance (including our guidance for fiscal year 2014) and our strategic and operational plans.  These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results predicted, and reported results should not be considered an indication of future performance.  Among the factors that could cause actual results and outcomes to differ materially from those contained in such forward-looking statements are the following: general economic conditions and changes in economic conditions affecting the gaming industry; new or changing laws or regulations or new interpretations of existing laws or regulations affecting our business; difficulties or delays in obtaining or maintaining necessary licenses or approvals; slow growth in the number of new gaming jurisdictions or new casinos or the rate of replacement of existing gaming machines; changes in operator or player preferences for our products; our ability to compete in the gaming industry with new or existing competitors; our ability to develop and introduce new products and their acceptance by our customers; risks related to our international operations; our ability to protect our intellectual property; adverse results of litigation, including intellectual property infringement claims; our ability to implement and manage cost reduction initiatives; future developments or changes affecting online gaming or social casino-style gaming, which is a new and evolving industry; and risks related to business combinations, investments in intellectual property and the integration of acquisitions.  A further list and description of these and other risks, uncertainties and other matters can be found in our annual report and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal 2013 filed with the SEC on November 26, 2013 and available on the SEC website at www.sec.gov and on the investor relations section of our website at www.IGT.com/investors.  Additional information will also be set forth in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for our fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2013, which we expect to file with the SEC in the first quarter of calendar 2014.  All information provided in this release is as of January 23, 2014, and IGT does not intend, and undertakes no duty, to update this information to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

IGT Resources:

About IGT
International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is a global leader in casino gaming entertainment and continues to transform the industry by translating casino player experiences to social, mobile and interactive environments for markets around the world. IGT's acquisition of DoubleDown Interactive provides engaging social casino style entertainment to more than 6 million players monthly. More information about IGT is available at IGT.com or connect with IGT at @IGTNews or facebook.com/IGT. Anyone can play at the DoubleDown Casino by visiting  http://apps.facebook.com/doubledowncasino or doubledowncasino.com

Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited and Condensed)





First Quarters Ended December 31,


2013

2012

(In millions, except per share amounts)




Revenues




Gaming operations


$ 223.0

$ 242.6

Product sales


243.6

234.8

Interactive


74.6

52.9

Total revenues


541.2

530.3

Costs and operating expenses




Cost of gaming operations


86.8

89.5

Cost of product sales


116.7

109.2

Cost of interactive


27.9

22.1

Selling, general and administrative


117.8

100.2

Research and development


60.3

54.4

Depreciation and amortization


16.7

19.0

Contingent acquisition-related costs


11.3

17.5

Total costs and operating expenses


437.5

411.9

Operating income


103.7

118.4

Other income (expense)




Interest income


10.1

11.3

Interest expense


(36.4)

(31.7)

Other  


(1.9)

(0.3)

Total other income (expense)


(28.2)

(20.7)

Income before tax


75.5

97.7

Income tax provision (benefit)


(3.7)

32.4

Net income


$   79.2

$   65.3

Basic earnings per share


$   0.31

$   0.25

Diluted earnings per share


$   0.31

$   0.24

Weighted average shares outstanding




Basic


252.6

265.9

Diluted 


255.3

267.9

 

Consolidated Balance Sheet (Unaudited and Condensed)








 December 31, 


 September 30, 


2013


2013

(In millions)




Assets




Current assets




Cash and equivalents

$               480.6


$                713.3

Investment securities

99.5


28.8

Restricted cash and investments

67.9


67.0

Jackpot annuity investments 

55.9


56.5

Receivables, net

574.7


577.9

Inventories

74.5


90.1

Other assets and deferred costs

225.2


242.4

  Total current assets

1,578.3


1,776.0

Property, plant and equipment, net

467.3


483.9

Jackpot annuity investments 

264.4


268.6

Contracts and notes receivable, net

166.5


165.6

Goodwill and other intangibles, net

1,588.0


1,601.7

Other assets and deferred costs

283.0


317.0

Total Assets

$            4,347.5


$             4,612.8

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity




Current liabilities




Short-term debt

$               836.4


$                826.6

Accounts payable

96.9


110.0

Jackpot liabilities, current portion

126.0


131.7

Dividends payable

27.5


25.9

Other accrued liabilities  

373.6


414.3

  Total current liabilities

1,460.4


1,508.5

Long-term debt

1,356.4


1,366.3

Jackpot liabilities

286.7


293.3

Other liabilities

139.1


190.6

Total Liabilities

3,242.6


3,358.7

Total Equity

1,104.9


1,254.1

Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

$            4,347.5


$             4,612.8

 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited and Condensed)





Three Months Ended December 31,

2013


2012

(In millions)




Operating




Net income

$   79.2


$   65.3

Adjustments:




Depreciation and amortization

51.3


57.7

Acquisition-related contingent earn-out costs

4.5


2.1

Other non-cash items

28.6


30.5

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, excluding acquisitions:




Receivables

(13.2)


14.4

Inventories

15.6


2.6

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

(51.0)


(83.5)

Jackpot liabilities

(16.6)


(24.2)

Income taxes, net of employee stock plans

(17.8)


28.8

Other assets and deferred costs

(4.5)


0.8

Net operating cash flows

76.1


94.5

Investing




Capital expenditures

(24.6)


(37.6)

Investment securities, net

(70.6)


-

Jackpot annuity investments, net

9.0


9.9

Changes in restricted cash

(0.8)


5.7

Loans receivable, net

6.4


7.6

Other

3.3


4.6

Net investing cash flows

(77.3)


(9.8)

Financing




Debt-related proceeds (payments), net

(0.5)


(75.0)

Employee stock plan proceeds

8.3


1.8

Share repurchases, including net shares

(211.0)


-

Dividends paid

(25.9)


(16.1)

Net financing cash flows

(229.1)


(89.3)

Foreign exchange rates effect on cash 

(2.4)


(1.0)

Net change in cash and equivalents

(232.7)


(5.6)

Beginning cash and equivalents

713.3


206.3

Ending cash and equivalents

$ 480.6


$ 200.7

 

Supplemental Data (Unaudited)






Revenue Metrics



First Quarters Ended December 31,

2013

2012

In millions, unless otherwise noted



Gaming Operations



Revenues

$ 223.0

$ 242.6

North America

191.6

208.6

International

31.4

34.0

Gross margin

61%

63%

North America

59%

62%

International

72%

69%

Installed base (units '000)

54.3

56.8

North America

41.3

43.0

International

13.0

13.8

Yield (average revenue per unit per day - $0.00)

$44.99

$46.80

Product Sales



Revenues

$ 243.6

$ 234.8

North America

170.0

158.9

International

73.6

75.9

Machines

$ 167.0

$ 157.5

North America

118.0

101.8

International

49.0

55.7

Non-machine

$   76.6

$   77.3

North America

52.0

57.1

International

24.6

20.2

Gross margin

52%

53%

North America

53%

56%

International

50%

48%

Machine units recognized ('000)

12.8

10.7

North America

9.6

7.2

International

3.2

3.5

Machine units shipped ('000) [includes units where revenues deferred]

13.0

9.3

North America

9.8

6.8

New

3.7

1.7

Replacement

6.1

5.1

International

3.2

2.5

New

0.7

0.8

Replacement

2.5

1.7

Machine ASP ('000)

$   13.2

$   14.8

North America

12.3

14.1

International

15.3

16.1

Interactive



Revenues

$   74.6

$   52.9

North America

65.8

41.9

International

8.8

11.0

Social Gaming

64.8

41.3

North America

64.8

41.3

International

-

-

IGTi

9.8

11.6

North America

1.0

0.6

International

8.8

11.0

Gross margin

63%

58%

North America

62%

60%

International

66%

50%

DoubleDown average user statistics*



DAU (Daily active users) ('000)

1,716

1,462

MAU (Monthly active users) ('000)

6,198

4,931

Bookings per DAU ($0.00)

$0.42

$0.31

*as a single application with multiple games, active users equal unique users



 

 

Reconciliations of GAAP to Non-GAAP Adjusted Financial Measures 


(In millions, except EPS)




















First Quarter Ended December 31, 2013






Cost of
Gaming Operations

Cost of
Interactive

Operating
Expenses

Operating
Income

Net
Income (a)

Diluted
EPS








GAAP measures

$         86.8

$        27.9

$    206.1

$    103.7

$          79.2

$0.31

% of revenue



38%

19%



Acquisition-related charges: (b)







Contingent retention & earn-out


-

(11.3)

11.3

7.5

0.03

Amortization of intangibles


(2.7)

(3.4)

6.1

4.0

0.02

Severance

(0.6)

-

(2.1)

2.7

1.8

0.01

Certain discrete tax items (benefits)


-

-

-

(29.6)

(0.12)

Total non-GAAP adjustments

(0.6)

(2.7)

(16.8)

20.1

(16.3)

(0.06)








Adjusted measures

$         86.2

$        25.2

$    189.3

$    123.8

$          62.9

$0.25

% of revenue



35%

23%










(a)Adjustments tax effected at 34%





(b)Primarily related to DoubleDown 















First Quarter Ended December 31, 2012







Product Sales Revenue

Cost of
Interactive

Operating
Expenses

Operating
Income

Net
Income (a)

Diluted
EPS








GAAP measures

$   234.8

$        22.1

$    191.1

$    118.4

$          65.3

$0.24

% of revenue



36%

22%



Acquisition-related charges: (b)







Contingent retention & earn-out

-

-

(17.5)

17.5

11.5

0.04

Amortization of intangibles

-

(2.3)

(4.4)

6.7

4.4

0.02

Royalty settlement

(5.0)

-

-

(5.0)

(5.0)

(0.02)

Total non-GAAP adjustments

(5.0)

(2.3)

(21.9)

19.2

10.9

0.04








Adjusted measures

$   229.8

$        19.8

$    169.2

$    137.6

$          76.2

$0.28

% of revenue



32%

26%










(a) Adjustments tax effected at 34%, except no tax effect on royalty settlement

(b) Primarily related to DoubleDown 





 






Adjusted EBITDA For The First Quarters Ended December 31,



2013


2012






GAAP Net income


$    79.2


$    65.3

Other (income) expense, net


28.2


20.7

Income tax provision


(3.7)


32.4

Depreciation and amortization


51.3


57.7

Other charges:





Share-based compensation 


8.9


8.6

Contingent acquisition-related costs


11.3


17.5

Adjusted EBITDA 


$  175.2


$  202.2
















Free Cash Flow For The Three Months Ended December 31,






2013


2012






GAAP net operating cash flows


$    76.1


$    94.5

Investment in property, plant and equipment


(7.6)


(7.3)

Investment in gaming operations equipment


(16.9)


(30.1)

Investment in intellectual property


(0.1)


(0.2)

Free Cash Flow (before dividends)


51.5


56.9

Dividends paid


(25.9)


(16.1)

Free Cash Flow (after dividends)


$    25.6


$    40.8











We believe that certain non-GAAP financial measures, when presented in conjunction with comparable GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) measures, are useful because that information is an appropriate measure for evaluating our operating performance. Non-GAAP information is used to evaluate business performance and management's effectiveness. These measures should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures may not be calculated in the same manner by all companies and therefore may not be comparable.

 

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SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitrons Solutions will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Hitrons Solutions Inc. is distributor in the North American market for unique products and services of small and medium-size businesses, including cloud services and solutions, SEO marketing platforms, and mobile applications.
Pulzze Systems was happy to participate in such a premier event and thankful to be receiving the winning investment and global network support from G-Startup Worldwide. It is an exciting time for Pulzze to showcase the effectiveness of innovative technologies and enable them to make the world smarter and better. The reputable contest is held to identify promising startups around the globe that are assured to change the world through their innovative products and disruptive technologies. There w...
As the world moves toward more DevOps and Microservices, application deployment to the cloud ought to become a lot simpler. The Microservices architecture, which is the basis of many new age distributed systems such as OpenStack, NetFlix and so on, is at the heart of Cloud Foundry - a complete developer-oriented Platform as a Service (PaaS) that is IaaS agnostic and supports vCloud, OpenStack and AWS. Serverless computing is revolutionizing computing. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Raghav...
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...
Personalization has long been the holy grail of marketing. Simply stated, communicate the most relevant offer to the right person and you will increase sales. To achieve this, you must understand the individual. Consequently, digital marketers developed many ways to gather and leverage customer information to deliver targeted experiences. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lou Casal, Founder and Principal Consultant at Practicala, discussed how the Internet of Things (IoT) has accelerated our abil...