• Fourth quarter Revenues increased 13.8% to $119.5 million
  • Fourth quarter Net income improved to $4.2 million from a loss of $25.0 million and Diluted Earnings per Share improved to $0.06 from a loss of $(0.37)
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 6.4% to $54.6 million

Provides Outlook for 2019 Growth in Revenue, Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow

Announces Strategic FinTech Tuck-in Acquisition

LAS VEGAS, March 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018.

Michael Rumbolz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Everi, commented, “Our fourth quarter results reflect continued strong customer demand for new products across our business segments as we achieved our tenth consecutive quarter of revenue and Adjusted EBITDA growth and generated record fourth quarter revenue and Adjusted EBITDA. Fourth quarter revenue rose 13.8% to $119.5 million and Adjusted EBITDA increased 6.4% to $54.6 million. Ongoing market share gains in both our Games and FinTech segments are driving notable and consistent improvement across virtually all of our key performance indicators, including a record level of full year unit sales, our highest ever year-end installed base, five consecutive quarters of daily win per unit growth, and consistent year-over-year growth in cash access services revenue, kiosk sales and compliance product-related revenue.  As a result of the increases across these and other key performance metrics, 2018 full year consolidated revenue rose 14.3% to $469.5 million and Adjusted EBITDA increased 8.3% to a record $230.4 million. We also recorded four consecutive quarters of positive net income and diluted earnings per share and reached an inflection point in the acceleration of our free cash flow, as this metric nearly doubled to $24.8 million.”

Consolidated Full Quarter Comparative Results (unaudited)

 Three Months Ended December 31,
 2018 2017
  
 (in millions, except per share amounts)
Revenues (1)$119.5  $105.0 
    
Operating income (2)$17.2  $18.1 
    
Net income (loss) (2)(3)$4.2  $(25.0)
    
Net earnings (loss) per diluted share (2)(3)$0.06  $(0.37)
    
Diluted shares outstanding74.0  67.8 
    
Adjusted EBITDA (4)$54.6  $51.3 

(1) Revenues for the three months ended December 31, 2017 are presented on a comparable basis to retrospectively reflect a net versus gross reporting of revenues under ASC 606, which primarily impacts the Company’s Financial Technology Solutions business. This has no impact on the Company’s operating income, net loss, net loss per diluted share, or Adjusted EBITDA. For further discussion, see the Net Versus Gross Impacts on Revenues and Cost of Revenues disclosure at the end of this release.
(2) Operating income, net income and net earnings per diluted share for the three months ended December 31, 2018 included approximately $0.4 million of non-recurring operating expenses related to professional service fees and net income and net earnings per diluted share for the three months ended December 31, 2018 included a tax benefit of approximately $7.4 million primarily related to the reversal of a portion of the valuation allowance on certain deferred tax assets.
(3) Net loss and net loss per diluted share for the three months ended December 31, 2017 included a $37.1 million loss on the extinguishment of debt incurred in connection with the Company’s repricing of its First Lien Term Loan and refinancing of its Senior Unsecured Notes, and $23.8 million of income tax benefit primarily related to a provisional tax benefit for the impact of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
(4) For a reconciliation of net income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA, see the Unaudited Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA and to Free Cash Flow and Adjusted EBITDA Margin on as Comparable Basis provided at the end of this release.

Mr. Rumbolz added, “The investments we have made in our FinTech and Games product portfolios over the last several years have led to a greater range of products and services that are delivering higher value to casino operators and better experiences for their guests. As a result, we are expanding our presence on casino floors in both business segments. Our FinTech solutions offer industry-leading convenience and efficiency and we continue to innovate in our core products and product extensions, enabling us to meet new and evolving market demands. Our FinTech market share continues to grow reflecting high customer retention levels, our ability to secure the majority of new casino agreements and consistent competitive wins. The expansion of our product offerings in the Games business, including the introduction of new cabinets and games, provides us with the ability to address new segments of the slot floor and is helping this segment achieve our growth goals. Our unit sales and ship share continue to improve, and we have established a product pipeline that we expect will drive ongoing improvements in our high-margin gaming operations business. It is important to note, we generated a more than 70% increase in our 2018 year-end installed base of high performing wide-area progressive units, which helped drive consistent improvement in our daily win per unit.  We are also beginning to reap the benefits of our efforts to leverage our game development capabilities and technology platform in the Interactive gaming space.

“Throughout 2018 we executed on key initiatives which led to consistent improvement in our financial performance which we believe provides the foundation for future growth. We expect 2019 will demonstrate additional operating performance momentum, including our expectation for full-year 2019 Adjusted EBITDA growth to a range of $252 million to $255 million. Reflecting our improving financial outlook and our diligence on return-focused investment across the business, 2019 will also highlight our ability to continue generating accelerating levels of free cash flow.”

Acquisition of Self-Service Casino Loyalty Enrollment and Marketing Platform

Everi also announced today that it recently acquired certain casino gaming-related assets from a leading provider of casino loyalty and marketing solutions. The acquired assets include existing technology related to self-service kiosks and a marketing platform as well as other intellectual property. The Company also acquired a portfolio of over 50 customer contracts representing over 100 casino locations where the platform is currently installed that provide a stream of high-margin recurring revenue related to software maintenance and support. The Company paid $20 million of the $40 million purchase price from cash balances on hand. The Company expects to pay the balance over the next two years as well as contingent earnout consideration of an additional $10 million at the end of a two-year earnout period also from cash balances on hand. The tuck-in acquisition is expected to be immediately additive to the Company’s Adjusted EBITDA and improves Everi’s ability to generate additional free cash flow.

The acquisition enhances the Company’s existing, market-leading financial technology solution portfolio by adding new touch-points for gaming patrons at customer locations and a new player loyalty and marketing focused business line.  Everi intends to leverage its powerful gaming network to add valuable transactional information for customers.

Mr. Rumbolz, said, “The addition of this market-leading player loyalty platform enhances our existing FinTech solution offering. It supplements our existing Information Solutions capabilities, expands our products and services into a new and growing business segment of Marketing Information Services, and provides opportunities to achieve greater future growth.

“Our ability to integrate this robust player loyalty platform with our payment solutions and growing compliance suite through our already powerful proprietary network further differentiates our comprehensive offerings and enhances the overall value proposition of the FinTech services we provide to our customers.  We believe this attractive tuck-in acquisition fits perfectly into our strategy of delivering products and services that are focused on improving the guest experience, growing our FinTech transactional base and creating operating efficiencies for our customers.” 

Fourth Quarter 2018 Results Overview

Revenues are presented herein on a comparable basis (see the Net Versus Gross Impacts on Revenues and Cost of Revenues disclosure at the end of this release for a reconciliation of 2017 amounts as reported to as adjusted).

Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2018 increased 13.8% to $119.5 million from $105.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.  Revenues from the Games and FinTech segments were $67.0 million and $52.5 million, respectively, for the fourth quarter of 2018. The Company reported operating income of $17.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to operating income of $18.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.

The Company recorded a loss before income tax of $3.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to a loss before income tax of $48.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.  The loss before income tax for the three months ended December 31, 2017 included a $37.1 million loss on early extinguishment of debt related to the Company’s repricing of its First Lien Term Loan and refinancing of its former Senior Unsecured Notes.

In the fourth quarter of 2018, the Company recorded a non-cash income tax benefit of $7.4 million compared to a non-cash income tax benefit of $23.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.  The income tax benefit recognized in the fourth quarter of 2018 was primarily the result of the reversal of a portion of the valuation allowance for certain deferred tax assets. The income tax benefit recognized in the fourth quarter of 2017 was primarily due to a reduction in the carrying value of the Company’s deferred tax liabilities as a result of the enactment of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.  The 2017 fourth quarter income tax benefit was partially offset by an increase in the valuation allowance for deferred tax assets.

The Company reported net income of $4.2 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to a net loss of $25.0 million, or a diluted loss per share of $(0.37), in the prior-year period.

Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2018 increased approximately 6.4%, or $3.3 million, to a fourth quarter record $54.6 million from $51.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.  Games and FinTech segment Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended December 31, 2018 were $29.6 million and $25.0 million, respectively.  Games and FinTech segment Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended December 31, 2017 were $27.2 million and $24.1 million, respectively.

Games Segment Full Quarter Comparative Results (unaudited)

 Three Months Ended December 31,
 2018 2017
  
 (in millions, except unit amounts and prices)
Revenues (1)$67.0  $56.6 
    
Operating loss (2)$(2.8) $(0.3)
    
Adjusted EBITDA (3)$29.6  $27.2 
    
Unit sales:   
Units sold1,177  926 
Average sales price ("ASP")$18,875  $17,611 
    
Gaming operations installed base:   
Average units installed during period:   
Average units installed13,966  13,216 
Approximate daily win per unit (4)$28.42  $26.60 
    
Units installed at end of period:   
Class II9,370  8,875 
Class III4,629  4,421 
Total installed base13,999  13,296 
    
Installed base - Oklahoma6,599  6,681 
Installed base - non-Oklahoma7,400  6,615 
Total installed base13,999  13,296 
    
Premium units2,859  2,532 

(1) Revenues for the three months ended December 31, 2017 are presented on a comparable basis to retrospectively reflect a net versus gross reporting of revenues under ASC 606, which was not material for the Games operating segment.
(2) Operating loss for the three months ended December 31, 2018 includes the impact of approximately $0.2 million related to certain non-recurring professional fees.
(3) For a reconciliation of net income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA, see the Unaudited Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA and to Free Cash Flow and Adjusted EBITDA Margin on as Comparable Basis provided at the end of this release.
(4) Approximate daily win per unit excludes the impact of the direct costs associated with the Company’s wide-area progressive jackpot expense.

2018 Fourth Quarter Games Segment Highlights

On a comparable revenue basis, Games segment revenues were $67.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to $56.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.

  • Revenues from gaming operations increased approximately 11.9%, or $4.4 million, to $41.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to $37.1 million in the prior-year period.  The increase reflects year-over-year growth in both the installed base and estimated daily win per unit (“DWPU”).
    -- The installed base at December 31, 2018 increased by 703 units year over year to 13,999 units.  The premium unit portion of the installed base increased 13% year over year, or 327 units, to 2,859 units.  Wide-area progressive units, which are a component of the premium units, were 604 units at December 31, 2018. 
    -- DWPU in the fourth quarter of 2018 increased 6.8%, or $1.82, to $28.42, compared to $26.60 in the prior-year period. The increase reflects, in part, improvements in the overall unit performance following capital investments in new cabinets and games to update a portion of the installed base, as well as an increase in the premium unit placements including wide-area progressive games.  This was the fifth consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth in DWPU.
    -- Interactive revenue was $0.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to $0.2 million in the prior-year period. 
    -- Revenues from the New York Lottery business were $4.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to $4.4 million in the prior-year period. 
  • Revenues generated from the sale of gaming units and other related parts and equipment totaled $23.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to revenues of $17.5 million in the prior-year period. 
    -- Gaming unit sales increased 27% to 1,177 units in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to 926 units in the prior-year period.
  • Other gaming revenues, which include revenues from TournEvent of Champions® qualifying events, were $1.9 million in the fourth quarter of both 2018 and 2017.

Financial Technology Solutions Segment Full Quarter Comparative Results (unaudited)

 Three Months Ended December 31,
 2018 2017
  
 (in millions, unless otherwise noted)
Revenues (1)$52.5  $48.4 
    
Operating income (2)$20.0  $18.4 
    
Adjusted EBITDA (3)$25.0  $24.1 
    
Aggregate dollar amount processed (in billions):   
Cash advance$1.8  $1.6 
ATM$4.9  $4.4 
Check warranty$0.3  $0.3 
    
Number of transactions completed (in millions):   
Cash advance2.8  2.5 
ATM23.0  21.3 
Check warranty0.9  0.9 

(1) Revenues for the three months ended December 31, 2017 are presented on a comparable basis to retrospectively reflect a net versus gross reporting of revenues under ASC 606. This has no impact on the Company’s operating income or Adjusted EBITDA. For further discussion, see the Net Versus Gross Impacts on Revenues and Cost of Revenues disclosure at the end of this release.
(2) Operating income for the three months ended December 31, 2018 includes the impact of approximately $0.2 million related to certain non-recurring professional fees.
(3) For a reconciliation of net income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA, see the Unaudited Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA and to Free Cash Flow and Adjusted EBITDA Margin on as Comparable Basis provided at the end of this release.

2018 Fourth Quarter Financial Technology Solutions Segment Highlights

On a comparable revenue basis, FinTech revenues increased approximately 8.5% to $52.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to $48.4 million in the prior year period.

  • Revenues from cash access services, which include ATM, cash advance and check services, increased 8.5%, or $3.1 million, to $39.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 as compared to $36.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. The core cash access revenue growth was the result of increased same store transactions and dollars processed, as well as the benefits from new customer wins from competitive bid processes and new casino openings.
  • Equipment sales revenues increased 7.0%, or $0.3 million, to $4.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 as compared to $4.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. This increase is the result of higher sales of fully integrated kiosks in the fourth quarter of 2018 as compared to the prior-year period.
  • Revenues from information services and other, which includes kiosk maintenance, compliance products, Central Credit and other revenue, increased $0.7 million to $8.4 million, in the fourth quarter of 2018 as compared to $7.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.

2019 Outlook

Everi today provided its initial forecast for certain 2019 financial and operational metrics.  The Company expects to generate growth in revenue, Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow in 2019. Adjusted EBITDA is expected to rise to between $252 million to $255 million, with broad-based growth across the Company’s operating segments including expectations for:

  • An increase in Gaming unit sales from the 4,513 units sold in 2018;
  • Growth in gaming operations driven by growth in both the DWPU and an increase in the number of units in the year-end installed base;
  • Increasing Interactive revenue;
  • Higher cash access service revenue in the FinTech segment;
  • An increase in sales of fully integrated kiosks and other FinTech equipment; and,
  • An increase in information services and other revenue primarily driven by expected growth in revenue related to the servicing of FinTech equipment and higher compliance revenue, as well as initial contributions related to the acquisition noted above.

In addition, excluding the capital expenditures for the recently acquired business, the Company expects capital expenditures and placement fees for 2019 will be less than the amount spent in 2018.

For a reconciliation of projected net income to projected Adjusted EBITDA, see the Reconciliation of Projected Net Income to Projected EBITDA and Projected Adjusted EBITDA provided at the end of this release.

New Revenue Recognition Standard

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued a new standard related to revenue recognition, commonly referred to as ASC 606. The Company adopted the new standard effective January 1, 2018.

Revenues for the three and twelve month periods ended December 31, 2017 have been presented on a comparable basis to retrospectively reflect a net versus gross reporting of revenues under ASC 606, which primarily impacts the Company’s Financial Technology Solutions business. This has no impact on the Company’s operating income, net income (loss), net earnings (loss) per diluted share or Adjusted EBITDA. For a reconciliation of the as adjusted to as reported amounts, see the Net Versus Gross Impacts on Revenues and Cost of Revenues disclosure at the end of this release.

Investor Conference Call and Webcast

The Company will host an investor conference call to discuss its 2018 fourth quarter and full year results at 5:00 p.m. ET today.  The conference call may be accessed live over the phone by dialing (800) 289-0438 or for international callers by dialing (323) 794-2523.  A replay will be available beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET today and may be accessed by dialing (844) 512-2921 or (412) 317-6671 for international callers; the PIN number is 7779057.  The replay will be available until March 19, 2019. The call will be webcast live from the Company’s website at www.everi.com (select “Investors” followed by “Events & Presentations”).

Non-GAAP Financial Information

In order to enhance investor understanding of the underlying trends in our business, our cash balance and cash available for our operating needs, and to provide for better comparability between periods in different years, we are providing in this press release Adjusted EBITDA, Free Cash Flow, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, net cash position and net cash available, which are not measures of our financial performance or position under United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”). Accordingly, Adjusted EBITDA, Free Cash Flow and Adjusted EBITDA Margin should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.  These measures should be read in conjunction with, our net earnings (loss), operating income (loss), basic or diluted earnings (loss) per share and cash flow data prepared in accordance with GAAP. With respect to net cash position and net cash available, these measures should be read in conjunction with cash and cash equivalents prepared in accordance with GAAP.

We define Adjusted EBITDA as earnings (loss) before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, non-cash stock compensation expense, accretion of contract rights, the adjustment to certain purchase accounting liabilities, the write-off of certain inventory and fixed assets and non-recurring professional fees. We present Adjusted EBITDA as we use this measure to manage our business and consider this measure to be supplemental to our operating performance. We also make certain compensation decisions based, in part, on our operating performance, as measured by Adjusted EBITDA; and our current credit facility and existing senior unsecured notes require us to comply with a consolidated secured leverage ratio that includes performance metrics substantially similar to Adjusted EBITDA. We define Adjusted EBITDA Margin as Adjusted EBITDA divided by revenues.

We define Free Cash Flow as Adjusted EBITDA less cash paid for interest, cash paid for capital expenditures, cash paid for placement fees, and cash paid for taxes.  We present Free Cash Flow as a measure of performance and the Company uses this measure as an indication of the strength of the Company and its ability to generate cash.  We present this measure as we believe it provides investors with a better understanding of our opportunity to pay down debt. It should not be inferred that the entire free cash flow amount is available for discretionary expenditures.

A reconciliation of the Company’s net income (loss) per GAAP to Adjusted EBITDA, Free Cash Flow and Adjusted EBITDA Margin on as Comparable Basis is included in the Unaudited Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA and to Free Cash Flow and Adjusted EBITDA Margin provided at the end of this release. Additionally, a reconciliation of each segment’s operating income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA is also included. On a segment level, operating income (loss) per GAAP, rather than net earnings (loss) per GAAP, is reconciled to Adjusted EBITDA as the Company does not report net earnings (loss) by segment. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA Margin is provided on a segment level. Management believes that this presentation is meaningful to investors in evaluating the performance of the Company’s segments.

We define (i) net cash position as cash and cash equivalents plus settlement receivables less settlement liabilities and (ii) net cash available as net cash position plus undrawn amounts available under our revolving credit facility. We present net cash position because our cash position, as measured by cash and cash equivalents, depends upon changes in settlement receivables and the timing of payments related to settlement liabilities. As such, our cash and cash equivalents can change substantially based upon the timing of our receipt of payments for settlement receivables and payments we make to customers for our settlement liabilities.  We present net cash available as management monitors this amount in connection with its forecasting of cash flows and future cash requirements.

A reconciliation of the Company’s cash and cash equivalents per GAAP to net cash position and net cash available is included in the Unaudited Reconciliation of Cash and Cash Equivalents to Net Cash Position and Net Cash Available provided at the end of this release.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In this context, forward-looking statements often address our expected future business and financial performance, and often contain words such as “goal,” “target,” “future,” “estimate,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “seek,” “project,” “may,” “should,” or “will” and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Examples of forward-looking statements include, among others, statements the Company makes regarding (a) its ability to continue expanding the segments of the gaming floor the Company’s games address; execute on key initiatives and deliver ongoing improvements; accelerate free cash flow generation; integrate the acquisition and achieve future growth; drive growth for the Company’s installed base and its DWPU, and create incremental value for its shareholders; and (b) its guidance related to 2019 financial and operational metrics, including Adjusted EBITDA, Free Cash Flow, unit sales of Gaming units and FinTech equipment, the installed base size and placements, DWPU, revenues, the contribution from the acquisition and anticipated levels of capital expenditures and placement fees, depreciation expense, amortization expense, interest expense, and income tax benefit, including cash tax payments, non-cash stock compensation expense, accretion of contract rights and net income.

The forward-looking statements in this press release are subject to additional risks and uncertainties, including those set forth under the heading “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including, without limitation, our Annual Reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and are based on information available to us on the date hereof.

These cautionary statements qualify our forward-looking statements and you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement contained herein speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and we do not intend, and assume no obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

This press release should be read in conjunction with the Form 10-K to which it relates, and with the information included in our other press releases, reports and other filings with the SEC. Understanding the information contained in these filings is important in order to fully understand our reported financial results and our business outlook for future periods.

About Everi

Everi is a leading supplier of technology solutions for the casino gaming industry. The Company Powers the Casino Floor® by providing casino operators with a diverse portfolio of products including innovative gaming machines  and casino operational and management systems that include comprehensive, end-to-end financial technology solutions, critical intelligence offerings, and gaming operations efficiency technology. Everi also provides proven, tier one land-based game content to online social and real-money markets via its Remote Game Server and operates social play for fun casinos. Everi’s mission is to be a transformative force for casino operations by facilitating memorable player experiences, delivering reliable protection and security, and striving for customer satisfaction and operational excellence. For more information, visit www.everi.com.

Contacts
Investor Relations
Richard Land, James Leahy
JCIR
212-835-8500 or evri@jcir.com 

EVERI HOLDINGS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS) AND
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(In thousands, except earnings (loss) per share amounts)

  Three Months Ended December 31, Year Ended December 31,
  2018 2017 2018 2017
Revenues        
Games revenues        
Gaming operations $41,528  $37,435  $168,146  $148,654 
Gaming equipment and systems 23,539  17,544  87,038  70,118 
Gaming other 1,907  1,966  3,794  4,005 
Games total revenues 66,974  56,945  258,978  222,777 
         
FinTech revenues        
Cash access services 39,442  178,942  156,806  707,222 
Equipment 4,639  4,251  20,977  13,258 
Information services and other 8,447  7,721  32,754  31,691 
FinTech total revenues 52,528  190,914  210,537  752,171 
         
Total revenues 119,502  247,859  469,515  974,948 
         
Costs and expenses        
Games cost of revenues        
Gaming operations 4,603  4,525  17,603  15,741 
Gaming equipment and systems 12,428  9,163  47,121  35,707 
Gaming other 1,667  1,504  3,285  3,247 
Games total cost of revenues 18,698  15,192  68,009  54,695 
         
FinTech cost of revenues        
Cash access services 2,807  144,696  9,717  572,880 
Equipment 2,815  2,199  12,601  7,717 
Information services and other 964  851  4,110  3,253 
FinTech total cost of revenues 6,586  147,746  26,428  583,850 
         
Operating expenses 37,122  31,700  142,298  118,935 
Research and development 6,184  5,156  20,497  18,862 
Depreciation 17,395  12,517  61,225  47,282 
Amortization 16,302  17,419  65,245  69,505 
Total costs and expenses 102,287  229,730  383,702  893,129 
         
Operating income $17,215  $18,129  $85,813  $81,819 
         


  Three Months Ended December 31, Year Ended December 31,
  2018 2017 2018 2017
Other expenses        
Interest expense, net of interest income 20,412  29,830  83,001  102,136 
Loss on extinguishment of debt   37,135  166  51,750 
Total other expenses 20,412  66,965  83,167  153,886 
         
Income (loss) before income tax (3,197) (48,836) 2,646  (72,067)
         
Income tax benefit (7,400) (23,787) (9,710) (20,164)
Net income (loss) 4,203  (25,049) 12,356  (51,903)
Foreign currency translation (1,001) 146  (1,745) 1,856 
Comprehensive income (loss) $3,202  $(24,903) $10,611  $(50,047)
Earnings (loss) per share        
Basic $0.06  $(0.37) $0.18  $(0.78)
Diluted $0.06  $(0.37) $0.17  $(0.78)
Weighted average common shares outstanding        
Basic 70,196  67,755  69,464  66,816 
Diluted 74,024  67,755  73,796  66,816 

The results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2018 reflect the adoption of ASC 606.

EVERI HOLDINGS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)

 Year Ended December 31,
 2018 2017
Cash flows from operating activities   
Net income (loss)$12,356  $(51,903)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to cash provided by operating activities:   
Depreciation61,225  47,282 
Amortization65,245  69,505 
Amortization of financing costs and discounts4,877  8,706 
Loss on sale or disposal of assets869  2,513 
Accretion of contract rights8,421  7,819 
Provision for bad debts11,459  9,737 
Deferred income taxes(10,343) (20,015)
Write-down of inventory and fixed assets2,575   
Reserve for obsolescence1,919  397 
Loss on extinguishment of debt166  51,750 
Stock-based compensation7,251  6,411 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:   
Settlement receivables143,705  (98,390)
Trade and other receivables(29,320) (884)
Inventory(3,848) (5,753)
Prepaid and other assets1,672  (1,105)
Settlement liabilities17,159  78,465 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses(1,102) (8,276)
Net cash provided by operating activities294,286  96,259 
Cash flows from investing activities   
Capital expenditures(103,031) (96,490)
Proceeds from sale of fixed assets237  10 
Placement fee agreements(20,556) (13,300)
Net cash used in investing activities(123,350) (109,780)


 Year ended December 31,
 2018 2017
Cash flows from financing activities   
Proceeds from credit facility  820,000 
Proceeds from unsecured notes  375,000 
Repayments of prior credit facility  (465,600)
Repayments of secured notes  (335,000)
Repayments of unsecured notes  (350,000)
Repayments of credit facility(8,200) (4,100)
Debt issuance costs and discounts(1,276) (28,702)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options9,610  10,906 
Purchase of treasury stock(123) (110)
Net cash provided by financing activities11  22,394 
Effect of exchange rates on cash(1,370) 1,292 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash   
Net increase for the period169,577  10,165 
Balance, beginning of the period129,604  119,439 
Balance, end of the period$299,181  $129,604 
        

EVERI HOLDINGS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED NET VERSUS GROSS IMPACTS ON REVENUES AND COST OF REVENUES
(In thousands)

 Three Months Ended December 31,
 2018 2017 2017 2017
 As Reported As Adjusted Adjustments As Reported
Revenues       
Games revenues       
Gaming operations$41,528  $37,148  $287  $37,435 
Gaming equipment and systems23,539  17,544    17,544 
Gaming other1,907  1,966    1,966 
Games total revenues66,974  56,658  287  56,945 
FinTech revenues       
Cash access services39,442  36,391  142,551  178,942 
Equipment4,639  4,251    4,251 
Information services and other8,447  7,721    7,721 
FinTech total revenues52,528  48,363  142,551  190,914 
Total revenues$119,502  $105,021  $142,838  $247,859 
Costs and expenses       
Games cost of revenues       
Gaming operations$4,603  $4,238  $287  $4,525 
Gaming equipment and systems12,428  9,163    9,163 
Gaming other1,667  1,504    1,504 
Games total cost of revenues18,698  14,905  287  15,192 
FinTech cost of revenues       
Cash access services2,807  2,145  142,551  144,696 
Equipment2,815  2,199    2,199 
Information services and other964  851    851 
FinTech total cost of revenues6,586  5,195  142,551  147,746 
Total cost of revenues$25,284  $20,100  $142,838  $162,938 
                

Revenues for the three month period ended December 31, 2017 are presented on a comparable basis to retrospectively reflect a net versus gross reporting of revenues under ASC 606, which primarily impacts the Company’s FinTech business.

EVERI HOLDINGS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED NET VERSUS GROSS IMPACTS ON REVENUES AND COST OF REVENUES
(In thousands)

 Year Ended December 31,
 2018 2017 2017 2017
 As Reported As Adjusted Adjustments As Reported
Revenues       
Games revenues       
Gaming operations$168,146  $148,089  $565  $148,654 
Gaming equipment and systems87,038  70,118    70,118 
Gaming other3,794  4,005    4,005 
Games total revenues258,978  222,212  565  222,777 
FinTech revenues       
Cash access services156,806  143,585  563,637  707,222 
Equipment20,977  13,258    13,258 
Information services and other32,754  31,691    31,691 
FinTech total revenues210,537  188,534  563,637  752,171 
Total revenues$469,515  $410,746  $564,202  $974,948 
Costs and expenses       
Games cost of revenues       
Gaming operations$17,603  $15,176  $565  $15,741 
Gaming equipment and systems47,121  35,707    35,707 
Gaming other3,285  3,247    3,247 
Games total cost of revenues68,009  54,130  565  54,695 
FinTech cost of revenues       
Cash access services9,717  9,243  563,637  572,880 
Equipment12,601  7,717    7,717 
Information services and other4,110  3,253    3,253 
FinTech total cost of revenues26,428  20,213  563,637  583,850 
Total cost of revenues$94,437  $74,343  $564,202  $638,545 
                

Revenues for the twelve month period ended December 31, 2017 are presented on a comparable basis to retrospectively reflect a net versus gross reporting of revenues under ASC 606, which primarily impacts the Company’s FinTech business.


EVERI HOLDINGS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
TO NET CASH POSITION AND NET CASH AVAILABLE
(In thousands)

 At December 31, At December 31,
 2018 2017
Cash available   
Cash and cash equivalents$297,532  $128,586 
Settlement receivables82,359  227,403 
Settlement liabilities(334,198) (317,744)
Net cash position45,693  38,245 
        
Undrawn revolving credit facility35,000  35,000 
    
Net cash available$80,693  $73,245 
        
        

EVERI HOLDINGS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME (LOSS) TO EBITDA AND ADJUSTED EBITDA AND TO FREE CASH FLOW AND ADJUSTED EBITDA MARGIN ON AS COMPARABLE BASIS
(In thousands)

 Three Months Ended December 31, 2018 Three Months Ended December 31, 2017
 Games FinTech Total Games FinTech Total
Net income (loss)    $4,203      $(25,049)
Income tax benefit    (7,400)     (23,787)
Loss on extinguishment of debt          37,135 
Interest expense, net of interest income    20,412      29,830 
            
Operating (loss) income$(2,843) $20,058  $17,215  $(349) $18,478  $18,129 
            
Plus: depreciation and amortization29,878  3,819  33,697  25,328  4,608  29,936 
            
EBITDA$27,035  $23,877  $50,912  $24,979  $23,086  $48,065 
            
Non-cash stock compensation expense242  891  1,133  287  1,000  1,287 
Accretion of contract rights2,122    2,122  1,975    1,975 
Non-recurring professional fees204  204  408       
            
Adjusted EBITDA$29,603  $24,972  $54,575  $27,241  $24,086  $51,327 
            
Cash paid for interest    (26,679)     (29,114)
Cash paid for capital expenditures    (24,486)     (26,433)
Cash paid for placement fees    (5,256)     (168)
Cash paid for income taxes    (56)     380 
            
Free Cash Flow    $(1,902)     $(4,008)
            
Total revenues (1)$66,974  $52,528  $119,502  $56,658  $48,363  $105,021 
            
Adjusted EBITDA Margin44% 48% 46% 48% 50% 49%

(1) Revenues for the three month period ended December 31, 2017 are presented on a comparable basis to retrospectively reflect a net versus gross reporting of revenues under ASC 606, which primarily impacts the Company’s FinTech business.


EVERI HOLDINGS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME (LOSS) TO EBITDA AND ADJUSTED EBITDA AND TO FREE CASH FLOW AND ADJUSTED EBITDA MARGIN ON AS COMPARABLE BASIS
(In thousands)

 Year Ended December 31, 2018 Year Ended December 31, 2017
 Games FinTech Total Games FinTech Total
Net income (loss)    $12,356      $(51,903)
Income tax benefit    (9,710)     (20,164)
Loss on extinguishment of debt    166      51,750 
Interest expense, net of interest income    83,001      102,136 
            
Operating income$3,071  $82,742  $85,813  $8,952  $72,867  $81,819 
            
Plus: depreciation and amortization110,157  16,313  126,470  97,487  19,300  116,787 
            
EBITDA$113,228  $99,055  $212,283  $106,439  $92,167  $198,606 
            
Non-cash stock compensation expense2,317  4,934  7,251  1,728  4,683  6,411 
Accretion of contract rights8,421    8,421  7,819    7,819 
Write-off of inventory and fixed assets2,575    2,575       
Adjustment of certain purchase accounting liabilities  (550) (550)      
Non-recurring professional fees204  204  408       
            
Adjusted EBITDA$126,745  $103,643  $230,388  $115,986  $96,850  $212,836 
            
Cash paid for interest    (81,609)     (89,008)
Cash paid for capital expenditures    (103,031)     (96,490)
Cash paid for placement fees    (20,556)     (13,300)
Cash paid for income taxes    (402)     (180)
            
Free Cash Flow    $24,790      $13,858 
            
Total revenues (1)$258,978  $210,537  $469,515  $222,212  $188,534  $410,746 
            
Adjusted EBITDA Margin49% 49% 49% 52% 51% 52%

(1) Revenues for the twelve month period ended December 31, 2017 are presented on a comparable basis to retrospectively reflect a net versus gross reporting of revenues under ASC 606, which primarily impacts the Company’s FinTech business.


EVERI HOLDINGS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF PROJECTED NET INCOME TO PROJECTED EBITDA
AND PROJECTED ADJUSTED EBITDA
FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2019
(In thousands)

 2019 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance Range (1)
 Low High
Projected net income$17,000  $23,000 
Projected income tax benefit(3,000) (5,000)
Projected interest expense, net of interest income88,000  86,000 
    
Projected operating income$102,000  $104,000 
    
Plus: projected depreciation and amortization132,000  136,000 
    
Projected EBITDA$234,000  $240,000 
    
Projected non-cash stock compensation expense8,000  7,000 
Projected accretion of contract rights10,000  8,000 
    
Projected Adjusted EBITDA$252,000  $255,000 
        

(1) All figures presented are projected estimates for the year ending December 31, 2019.