SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 29, 2017
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
As previously announced, on November 29, 2017, Churchill Downs Incorporated, a Kentucky corporation (the "Company"), entered into a definitive Stock Purchase Agreement (the "Purchase Agreement") to sell its mobile gaming subsidiary, Big Fish Games, Inc., a Washington corporation ("Big Fish"), to Aristocrat Technologies, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the "Purchaser"), an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited, an Australian corporation (the "Transaction"). The Purchase Agreement provides that the Purchaser will pay at closing an aggregate consideration of US $990 million in cash to acquire Big Fish, subject to adjustment at closing for working capital and indebtedness and certain other adjustments as set forth in the Purchase Agreement.
As set forth in Exhibit 99.2 attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K, the Company has included certain non-GAAP measures, including EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) and Adjusted EBITDA. The Company believes that the use of Adjusted EBITDA as a key performance measure of results of operations enables management and investors to evaluate and compare from period to period our operating performance in a meaningful and consistent manner. The Company's chief operating decision maker utilizes Adjusted EBITDA to evaluate segment performance, develop strategy and allocate resources. Adjusted EBITDA is a supplemental measure of the Company's performance that is not required by, or presented in accordance with, U.S. GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net income (as determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP) as a measure of the Company's operating results.
The information contained in this Item 7.01 is being “furnished” and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liability of that section or Sections 11 and 12(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The information in this Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or into any filing or other document pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, except as otherwise expressly stated in any such filing.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
To give further effect to the anticipated Transaction, which is expected to be accounted for as a discontinued operation, the Company’s historical results, as adjusted on a pro forma basis, are reflected in the unaudited pro forma financial information set forth in Exhibit 99.1. These financial statements reflect the Company’s results of operations based on available information and certain assumptions believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, including the assumption that the anticipated disposition of Big Fish has been completed on the first day of the respective periods of each financial statement.
The unaudited pro forma condensed consolidated balance sheet presents the financial position of the Company as if the Transaction was consummated on September 30, 2017.
The unaudited pro forma financial information and further information regarding the unaudited pro forma financial data are set forth in Exhibit 99.1 attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K. The unaudited pro forma financial information do not purport to represent or project any actual results of operations and should be read in conjunction with the other reports as indicated in Exhibit 99.1.
This unaudited pro forma financial information contains various "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act") provides certain "safe harbor" provisions for forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements made in this press release are made pursuant to the Act.
The reader is cautioned that such forward-looking statements are based on information available at the time and/or management’s good faith belief with respect to future events, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in the statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date the statement was made. We assume no obligation to update forward-looking information to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by the use of terms such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "might," "plan," "predict," "project," "seek," "should," "will," and similar words, although some forward-looking statements are expressed differently.
Although we believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include the following: the effect of economic conditions on our consumers' confidence and discretionary spending or our access to credit; additional or increased taxes and fees; public perceptions or lack of confidence in the integrity of our business; loss of key or highly skilled personnel; restrictions in our debt facilities limiting our flexibility to operate our
business; general risks related to real estate ownership, including fluctuations in market values and environmental regulations; catastrophic events and system failures disrupting our operations, including the impact of natural and other disasters on our operations and our ability to obtain insurance recoveries in respect of such losses; inability to identify and complete acquisition, expansion or divestiture projects, including the proposed Transaction, on time, on budget or as planned; the ability to obtain governmental approvals of the proposed Transaction on the proposed terms and schedule contemplated by the parties; disruption from the proposed Transaction making it more difficult to maintain business and operational relationships; the possibility that the proposed Transaction does not close, including, but not limited to, failure to satisfy the closing conditions set forth in the Purchase Agreement; difficulty in integrating recent or future acquisitions into our operations; legalization of online real money gaming in the United States, and our ability to capitalize on and predict such legalization; inability to respond to rapid technological changes in a timely manner; inadvertent infringement of the intellectual property of others; inability to protect our own intellectual property rights; security breaches and other security risks related to our technology, personal information, source code and other proprietary information, including failure to comply with regulations and other legal obligations relating to receiving, processing, storing and using personal information; payment-related risks, such as chargebacks for fraudulent credit card use; compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or applicable money-laundering regulations; work stoppages and labor issues; difficulty in attracting a sufficient number of horses and trainers for full field horseraces; inability to negotiate agreements with industry constituents, including horsemen and other racetracks; personal injury litigation related to injuries occurring at our racetracks; the inability of our totalisator company, United Tote, to maintain its processes accurately, keep its technology current or maintain its significant customers; weather conditions affecting our ability to conduct live racing; increased competition in the horseracing business; changes in the regulatory environment of our racing operations; declining popularity in horseracing; seasonal fluctuations in our horseracing business due to geographic concentration of our operations; increased competition in our casino business; changes in regulatory environment of our casino business; development and expansion of casinos is costly and susceptible to delays, cost overruns and other uncertainties; concentration and evolution of slot machine manufacturing and other technology conditions that could impose additional costs; impact of further legislation prohibiting tobacco smoking; geographic concentration of our casino business; changes in regulatory environment for our advanced deposit wagering business; increase in competition in the advanced deposit wagering business; inability to retain current customers or attract new customers to our advanced deposit wagering business; uncertainty and changes in the legal landscape relating to our advanced deposit wagering business; failure to comply with laws requiring us to block access to certain individuals could result in penalties or impairment in our ability to offer advanced deposit wagering; operating in an evolving and highly competitive market related to Big Fish Games; inability to maintain relationships with third party mobile platforms related to Big Fish Games; failure to develop and publish mobile games that achieve market acceptance; inability to secure new or ongoing content from third party development partners on favorable terms; programming errors or flaws or other technical difficulties, diminishing our customers’ experience; "cheating" programs, scam offers, black-markets and other actions by third parties that seek to exploit our games and players may affect our reputation and harm our operating results; slower than expected growth in use of smartphone and tablet devices to facilitate game platforms; and financial volatility quarter-to-quarter relating to Big Fish Games.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(b) Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Consolidated Financial Information
The following unaudited pro forma condensed consolidated financial information of the Company are attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1:
Unaudited pro forma condensed consolidated statements of income for the nine months ended September 30, 2017, and for the years ended December 31, 2016, 2015 and 2014
Unaudited pro forma condensed consolidated balance sheet as of September 30, 2017
Notes to unaudited pro forma condensed consolidated financial information
Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Consolidated Financial Information
Other financial data
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto, duly authorized.
CHURCHILL DOWNS INCORPORATED
November 29, 2017
/s/ Marcia A. Dall
By: Marcia A. Dall
Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)