Dover Motorsports, Inc. Reports Results for the Third Quarter of 2015

DOVER, DE – October 29, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD) today reported results for the three months ended September 30, 2015.

Results for this quarter are not comparable to the prior year’s quarter due to the timing of Dover’s fall NASCAR race weekend which was promoted in the fourth quarter in 2015 compared to the third quarter in 2014.

Revenues for the third quarter of 2015 were $133,000 compared with $21,061,000 in the third quarter of 2014. Operating and marketing expenses were $1,140,000 in the third quarter of 2015 compared to $11,878,000 in the third quarter of 2014. Both decreases are primarily from the timing of the 2015 fall NASCAR race weekend.

General and administrative expenses of $1,748,000 in the third quarter of 2015 were comparable to $1,724,000 in the third quarter of 2014.

Depreciation expense increased to $1,410,000 in the third quarter of 2015 compared to $805,000 in the third quarter of 2014. The increase is due to the decision earlier in 2015 to remove certain grandstand seats and structures after our 2015 race season. We changed the estimated useful lives of the impacted assets resulting in a $655,000 increase in our third quarter 2015 depreciation expense.

The Company’s decision to remove certain grandstand sections during the third quarter of 2014 to reduce excess capacity at Dover International Speedway resulted in a loss on disposal of long-lived assets of $2,403,000 in the third quarter of 2014 attributable to the removal and disposal of the grandstands which were not fully depreciated.

Net interest expense decreased to $47,000 in the third quarter of 2015 from $71,000 for the third quarter of 2014. The decrease was primarily due to lower outstanding borrowings.

Loss before income taxes for the third quarter of 2015 was ($2,357,000) compared with earnings before income taxes of $4,182,000 in the third quarter of 2014. The results for the third quarter of 2015 include the $655,000 of accelerated depreciation and $1,867,000 of income from assets held for sale (see below) while the results for the third quarter of 2014 include the loss of $2,403,000 on disposal of long-lived assets. On an adjusted basis, excluding these items, loss before income taxes for the third quarter of 2015 was ($3,569,000) and earnings before income taxes for the third quarter of 2014 were $6,585,000. The decrease is primarily due to the timing of the 2015 fall NASCAR race weekend.

Net loss for the third quarter of 2015 was ($1,396,000) or ($0.04) per diluted share compared to net earnings of $2,601,000 or $0.07 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2014. Adjusted for the aforementioned items, net loss was ($2,221,000) in the third quarter of 2015 compared to net earnings of $4,048,000 in the third quarter of 2014.

Income from assets held for sale of $1,867,000 represents non-refundable payments made to extend the closing date under a now expired agreement to sell our Nashville facility. On May 29, 2014, we entered into an agreement to sell the facility for $27 million in cash and the assumption by the potential buyer of obligations of ours under certain Variable Rate Tax Exempt Infrastructure Revenue Bonds. The sales agreement was amended several times extending the closing date. In consideration for these amendments, during 2014 we received $1,700,000 in non-refundable deposits from the potential buyer which was to be applied against the purchase price at closing. In the first nine months of 2015, we received an additional $1,200,000 in non-refundable deposits to extend closing under the agreement. During the first six months of 2015, $1,033,000 was recorded as income from assets held for sale in our consolidated statements of earnings as those deposit amounts were not to be applied against the purchase price at closing based on the terms of the amendments. The amended closing date under the agreement was July 27, 2015; therefore, the agreement expired by its terms. Accordingly, we recorded as income the remaining deposits of $1,867,000 in the third quarter of 2015. We have expanded our sales efforts and are in discussions with additional prospective buyers. The assets of Nashville Superspeedway are reported as assets held for sale in our consolidated balance sheet at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014.

At September 30, 2015, the Company’s total indebtedness was $10,580,000 compared with $14,720,000 at September 30, 2014.

The Company announced yesterday that its Board of Directors declared an annual cash dividend on both classes of common stock of $.05 per share. The dividend will be payable on December 10, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 10, 2015. Due to the seasonal nature of our business, we will evaluate dividends annually.

This release contains or may contain forward-looking statements based on management’s beliefs and assumptions. Such statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties which could cause results to vary materially. Please refer to the Company’s SEC filings for a discussion of such factors.

Dover Motorsports, Inc. is a leading promoter of NASCAR sanctioned motorsports events in the United States whose subsidiaries own and operate Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tennessee. For further information, log on to dovermotorsports.com.

DOVER MOTORSPORTS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF (LOSS) EARNINGS
In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Revenues:
Admissions $ $ 4,254 $ 4,212 $ 8,727
Event-related 132 3,945 4,823 8,312
Broadcasting 12,857 16,486 28,463
Other 1 5 2 15
133 21,061 25,523 45,517
Expenses:
Operating and marketing 1,140 11,878 15,878 26,181
General and administrative 1,748 1,724 5,499 5,360
Loss on disposal of long-lived assets 2,403 40 2,403
Depreciation 1,410 805 4,377 2,448
4,298 16,810 25,794 36,392
Income from assets held for sale 1,867 2,900
Operating (loss) earnings (2,298 ) 4,251 2,629 9,125
Interest expense, net (47 ) (71 ) (280 ) (335 )
(Provision) benefit for contingent obligation (12 ) (8 ) 90
Other income 10 1 27
(Loss) earnings before income taxes (2,357 ) 4,182 2,440 8,817
Income tax benefit (expense) 961 (1,581 ) (946 ) (3,490 )
Net (loss) earnings $ (1,396 ) $ 2,601 $ 1,494 $ 5,327
Net (loss) earnings per common share:
Basic $ (0.04 ) $ 0.07 $ 0.04 $ 0.15
Diluted $ (0.04 ) $ 0.07 $ 0.04 $ 0.15
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 36,157 36,042 36,155 36,049
Diluted 36,157 36,042 36,155 36,049
DOVER MOTORSPORTS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP (LOSS) EARNINGS BEFORE INCOME TAXES TO
ADJUSTED (LOSS) EARNINGS BEFORE INCOME TAXES
AND RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET (LOSS) EARNINGS TO ADJUSTED NET (LOSS) EARNINGS
In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
GAAP (loss) earnings before income taxes $ (2,357 ) $ 4,182 $ 2,440 $ 8,817
Accelerated depreciation (1) 655 2,039
Income from assets held for sale (2) (1,867 ) (2,900 )
Loss on disposal of long-lived assets (3) 2,403 40 2,403
Adjusted (loss) earnings before income taxes $ (3,569 ) $ 6,585 $ 1,619 $ 11,220
GAAP net (loss) earnings $ (1,396 ) $ 2,601 $ 1,494 $ 5,327
Accelerated depreciation, net of income taxes (1) 389 1,211

Income from assets held for sale, net of income taxes (2)

(1,214 ) (1,886 )
Loss on disposal of long-lived assets, net of income taxes (3) 1,447 24 1,447
Adjusted net (loss) earnings $ (2,221 ) $ 4,048 $ 843 $ 6,774
GAAP net (loss) earnings per common share – basic and diluted $ (0.04 ) $ 0.07 $ 0.04 $ 0.15
Accelerated depreciation, net of income taxes (1) 0.01 0.03
Income from assets held for sale, net of income taxes (2) (0.03 ) (0.05 )
Loss on disposal of long-lived assets, net of income taxes (3) 0.04 0.04
Adjusted net (loss) earnings per common share – basic and diluted (4) $ (0.06 ) $ 0.11 $ 0.02 $ 0.18
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(1)

During the first quarter of 2015, we made the decision to remove certain grandstand seating at our Dover International Speedway facility at the end of the 2015 race season. As a result, we shortened the service lives of these assets which resulted in accelerated depreciation being recorded in the first nine months of 2015.

(2)

On May 29, 2014, we entered into an agreement to sell our Nashville Superspeedway facility. The potential buyer made several payments to us to extend the closing date of settlement. The sale agreement expired on July 27, 2015 and all payments made to us have been recognized as income from assets held for sale.

(3)

Loss on disposal of long-lived assets is attributable to the decision to remove and dispose of certain grandstand seating at our Dover International Speedway facility.

(4)

The components of earnings per diluted share for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 do not add to the adjusted earnings per diluted share due to rounding.
The above financial information is presented using other than generally accepted accounting principles (“non-GAAP”), and is reconciled to comparable information presented using GAAP. Non-GAAP adjusted (loss) earnings before income taxes, adjusted net (loss) earnings and adjusted net (loss) earnings per common share – basic and diluted are derived by adjusting amounts determined in accordance with GAAP for the aforementioned accelerated depreciation, income from assets held for sale and loss on disposal of long-lived assets. We believe such non-GAAP information is useful and meaningful to investors, and is used by investors and us to assess core operations. This non-GAAP financial information may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other entities and should not be considered as an alternative to (loss) earnings before income taxes, net (loss) earnings or net (loss) earnings per common share – basic and diluted, which are determined in accordance with GAAP.
DOVER MOTORSPORTS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
In Thousands
(Unaudited)
September 30, September 30, December 31,
2015 2014 2014
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash $ 193 $ 89 $ 24
Accounts receivable 368 9,883 139
Inventories 145 84 70
Prepaid expenses and other 5,984 800 1,042
Prepaid income taxes 1,664 170
Deferred income taxes 79 84 79
Assets held for sale 26,000 26,000 26,000
Total current assets 34,433 36,940 27,524
Property and equipment, net 54,438 56,775 58,236
Other assets 846 917 925
Deferred income taxes 569 317 580
Total assets $ 90,286 $ 94,949 $ 87,265
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 260 $ 921 $ 889
Accrued liabilities 2,701 4,802 4,944
Payable to Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. 11 29 22
Income taxes payable 1,081
Deferred revenue 7,104 125 1,348
Total current liabilities 10,076 6,958 7,203
Revolving line of credit 10,580 14,720 10,760
Liability for pension benefits 4,116 1,364 4,231
Provision for contingent obligation 1,723 1,843 1,813
Deferred income taxes 13,983 16,229 15,163
Total liabilities 40,478 41,114 39,170
Stockholders’ equity:
Common stock 1,822 1,812 1,812
Class A common stock 1,851 1,851 1,851
Additional paid-in capital 101,682 101,451 101,508
Accumulated deficit (52,255 ) (49,736 ) (53,749 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (3,292 ) (1,543 ) (3,327 )
Total stockholders’ equity 49,808 53,835 48,095
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 90,286 $ 94,949 $ 87,265
DOVER MOTORSPORTS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
In Thousands
(Unaudited)
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2015 2014
Operating activities:
Net earnings $ 1,494 $ 5,327

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation 4,377 2,448
Amortization of credit facility fees 72 72
Stock-based compensation 256 221
Deferred income taxes (1,156 ) (778 )
Benefit for contingent obligation (90 )
Income from assets held for sale (2,900 )
Loss on disposal of long-lived assets, non-cash 2,045
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable (229 ) (9,855 )
Inventories (75 ) 30
Prepaid expenses and other (4,965 ) 190
Prepaid income taxes/income taxes payable (1,481 ) 1,182
Accounts payable 149 679
Accrued liabilities (543 ) 1,915
Payable to/receivable from Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (11 ) 33
Deferred revenue 5,756 (1,618 )
Liability for pension benefits (23 ) (113 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 631 1,778
Investing activities:
Capital expenditures (1,357 ) (1,460 )
Purchases of available-for-sale securities (18 ) (81 )
Proceeds from sale of available-for-sale securities 14 77
Non-refundable payments received related to assets held for sale 1,200
Net cash used in investing activities (161 ) (1,464 )
Financing activities:
Borrowings from revolving line of credit 23,460 28,480
Repayments on revolving line of credit (23,640 ) (28,580 )
Repurchase of common stock (121 ) (129 )
Net cash used in financing activities (301 ) (229 )
Net increase in cash 169 85
Cash, beginning of period 24 4
Cash, end of period $ 193 $ 89

Contacts

Dover Motorsports, Inc.
Timothy R. Horne – Sr. Vice President – Finance
302-857-3292

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