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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
 FORM 10-Q
x
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2014
OR
¨
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from                    to                 
Commission File No. 000-50028

 WYNN RESORTS, LIMITED
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
NEVADA
 
46-0484987
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
3131 Las Vegas Boulevard South - Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(702) 770-7555
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


N/A
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days:    Yes x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Website, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non- accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer
 
x
 
Accelerated filer
 
¨
Non-accelerated filer
 
¨
 
Smaller reporting company
 
¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes  ¨    No  x
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.
Class
 
Outstanding at October 31, 2014
Common stock, $0.01 par value
  
101,349,797
 



WYNN RESORTS, LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
FORM 10-Q
INDEX
 
Part I.
Financial Information
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Part II.
Other Information
 

2


Part I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Financial Statements
WYNN RESORTS, LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except share data)
 
September 30,
2014
 
December 31,
2013
 
(unaudited)
 
 
ASSETS
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
2,890,878

 
$
2,435,041

Investment securities
250,732

 
174,399

Receivables, net
206,466

 
241,932

Inventories
69,975

 
74,739

Prepaid expenses and other
52,268

 
42,703

Total current assets
3,470,319

 
2,968,814

Property and equipment, net
5,460,971

 
4,934,449

Restricted cash

 
199,936

Investment securities

 
79,989

Intangible assets, net
28,980

 
30,767

Deferred financing costs, net
64,851

 
67,926

Deposits and other assets
152,511

 
91,001

Investment in unconsolidated affiliates
4,067

 
4,148

Total assets
$
9,181,699

 
$
8,377,030

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts and construction payables
$
243,276

 
$
272,861

Current portion of long-term debt
1,050

 
1,050

Current portion of land concession obligation
30,039

 
29,341

Customer deposits
636,217

 
704,401

Gaming taxes payable
151,473

 
205,260

Accrued compensation and benefits
117,915

 
83,769

Accrued interest
92,265

 
101,442

Other accrued liabilities
68,104

 
53,375

Deferred income taxes, net
3,973

 
4,035

Total current liabilities
1,344,312

 
1,455,534

Long-term debt
7,341,227

 
6,586,518

Land concession obligation
31,560

 
46,819

Other long-term liabilities
134,517

 
141,465

Deferred income taxes, net
36,668

 
14,343

Total liabilities
8,888,284

 
8,244,679

Commitments and contingencies (Note 14)

 

Stockholders’ equity:
 
 
 
Preferred stock, par value $0.01; 40,000,000 shares authorized; zero shares issued and outstanding

 

Common stock, par value $0.01; 400,000,000 shares authorized; 114,337,460 and 114,170,493 shares issued; 101,349,797 and 101,192,408 shares outstanding, respectively
1,143

 
1,142

Treasury stock, at cost; 12,987,663 and 12,978,085 shares, respectively
(1,145,481
)
 
(1,143,419
)
Additional paid-in capital
928,062

 
888,727

Accumulated other comprehensive income
2,350

 
2,913

Retained earnings
308,641

 
66,130

Total Wynn Resorts, Limited stockholders’ equity (deficit)
94,715

 
(184,507
)
Noncontrolling interest
198,700

 
316,858

Total equity
293,415

 
132,351

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$
9,181,699

 
$
8,377,030


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

3


WYNN RESORTS, LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Operating revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Casino
$
1,071,829

 
$
1,105,595

 
$
3,389,557

 
$
3,228,246

Rooms
135,734

 
123,078

 
413,565

 
372,931

Food and beverage
160,531

 
152,218

 
476,676

 
461,474

Entertainment, retail and other
100,916

 
105,144

 
306,411

 
309,738

Gross revenues
1,469,010

 
1,486,035

 
4,586,209

 
4,372,389

Less: promotional allowances
(99,000
)
 
(95,923
)
 
(290,523
)
 
(271,350
)
Net revenues
1,370,010

 
1,390,112

 
4,295,686

 
4,101,039

Operating costs and expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Casino
647,460

 
699,897

 
2,112,430

 
2,062,507

Rooms
39,235

 
33,646

 
112,239

 
101,020

Food and beverage
91,214

 
84,118

 
266,853

 
253,458

Entertainment, retail and other
40,612

 
45,478

 
125,025

 
128,760

General and administrative
126,834

 
105,026

 
366,631

 
332,316

Provision (benefit) for doubtful accounts
4,695

 
11,325

 
(743
)
 
7,104

Pre-opening costs
6,718

 
706

 
14,792

 
1,592

Depreciation and amortization
79,027

 
93,325

 
234,037

 
279,061

Property charges and other
1,640

 
2,613

 
13,674

 
13,571

Total operating costs and expenses
1,037,435

 
1,076,134

 
3,244,938

 
3,179,389

Operating income
332,575

 
313,978

 
1,050,748

 
921,650

Other income (expense):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest income
5,814

 
3,215

 
16,072

 
11,595

Interest expense, net of capitalized interest
(79,048
)
 
(73,549
)
 
(236,069
)
 
(222,690
)
Increase (decrease) in swap fair value
2,360

 
(3,525
)
 
(1,451
)
 
13,131

Loss on extinguishment of debt
(3,573
)
 

 
(7,356
)
 
(26,578
)
Equity in income from unconsolidated affiliates
567

 
288

 
1,173

 
879

Other
(801
)
 
1,123

 
(405
)
 
4,385

Other income (expense), net
(74,681
)
 
(72,448
)
 
(228,036
)
 
(219,278
)
Income before income taxes
257,894

 
241,530

 
822,712

 
702,372

(Provision) benefit for income taxes
(4,888
)
 
7,281

 
(8,261
)
 
11,299

Net income
253,006

 
248,811

 
814,451

 
713,671

Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interest
(61,600
)
 
(66,791
)
 
(192,243
)
 
(198,903
)
Net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited
$
191,406

 
$
182,020

 
$
622,208

 
$
514,768

Basic and diluted income per common share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
$
1.90

 
$
1.81

 
$
6.17

 
$
5.12

Diluted
$
1.88

 
$
1.79

 
$
6.10

 
$
5.07

Weighted average common shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
100,959

 
100,685

 
100,899

 
100,470

Diluted
101,999

 
101,547

 
101,986

 
101,526

Dividends declared per common share
$
1.25

 
$
1.00

 
$
3.75

 
$
3.00

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

4


WYNN RESORTS, LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
 
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Net income
$
253,006

 
$
248,811

 
$
814,451

 
$
713,671

Other comprehensive income:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax
(981
)
 
28

 
(826
)
 
(1,758
)
Unrealized (loss) gain on available-for-sale securities, net of tax
(56
)
 
415

 
43

 
231

Total comprehensive income
251,969

 
249,254

 
813,668

 
712,144

Less: comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interest
(61,327
)
 
(66,834
)
 
(192,023
)
 
(198,475
)
Comprehensive income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited
$
190,642

 
$
182,420

 
$
621,645

 
$
513,669


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

5


WYNN RESORTS, LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
(in thousands, except share data)
(unaudited)
 
 
Common stock
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shares
outstanding
 
Par
value
 
Treasury
stock
 
Additional
paid-in
capital
 
Accumulated
other
comprehensive
income
 
Retained
earnings
 
Total Wynn Resorts, Ltd.
stockholders’
equity (deficit)
 
Noncontrolling
interest
 
Total
stockholders’
equity
Balances, January 1, 2014
101,192,408

 
$
1,142

 
$
(1,143,419
)
 
$
888,727

 
$
2,913

 
$
66,130

 
$
(184,507
)
 
$
316,858

 
$
132,351

Net income

 

 

 

 

 
622,208

 
622,208

 
192,243

 
814,451

Currency translation adjustment

 

 

 

 
(596
)
 

 
(596
)
 
(230
)
 
(826
)
Net unrealized gain on investments

 

 

 

 
33

 

 
33

 
10

 
43

Exercise of stock options
121,633

 
1

 

 
6,270

 

 

 
6,271

 
214

 
6,485

Cancellation of restricted stock
(9,166
)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares repurchased by the Company and held as treasury shares
(9,578
)
 

 
(2,062
)
 

 

 

 
(2,062
)
 

 
(2,062
)
Issuance of restricted stock
54,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash dividends declared

 

 

 
59

 

 
(379,697
)
 
(379,638
)
 
(312,298
)
 
(691,936
)
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation

 

 

 
6,550

 

 

 
6,550

 

 
6,550

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 
26,456

 

 

 
26,456

 
1,903

 
28,359

Balances, September 30, 2014
101,349,797

 
$
1,143

 
$
(1,145,481
)
 
$
928,062

 
$
2,350

 
$
308,641

 
$
94,715

 
$
198,700

 
$
293,415



The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.


6


WYNN RESORTS, LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
Net income
$
814,451

 
$
713,671

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
234,037

 
279,061

Deferred income taxes
(462
)
 
(13,863
)
Stock-based compensation expense
22,714

 
35,072

Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation
(6,525
)
 
(10,646
)
Amortization and write-offs of deferred financing costs and other
20,425

 
13,312

Loss on extinguishment of debt
7,356

 
26,578

(Benefit) provision for doubtful accounts
(743
)
 
7,104

Property charges and other
13,701

 
4,097

Equity in income of unconsolidated affiliates, net of distributions
81

 
328

Decrease (increase) in swap fair value
1,451

 
(13,131
)
Increase (decrease) in cash from changes in:
 
 
 
Receivables, net
36,121

 
15,578

Inventories and prepaid expenses and other
(4,330
)
 
(11,616
)
Customer deposits
(67,550
)
 
205,722

Accounts payable and accrued expenses
(96,599
)
 
30,067

Net cash provided by operating activities
974,128

 
1,281,334

Cash flows from investing activities:
 
 
 
Capital expenditures, net of construction payables and retention
(707,083
)
 
(324,828
)
Purchase of corporate debt securities
(124,758
)
 
(190,477
)
Proceeds from sale or maturity of corporate debt securities
125,323

 
113,346

Restricted cash
199,929

 
(100,597
)
Deposits and purchase of other assets
(63,244
)
 
(8,369
)
Proceeds from sale of assets
4,343

 
20,347

Net cash used in investing activities
(565,490
)
 
(490,578
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 
 
 
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
6,485

 
17,545

Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation
6,525

 
10,646

Dividends paid
(690,373
)
 
(631,698
)
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt
825,477

 
697,842

Principal payments on long-term debt
(1,050
)
 
(275,755
)
Repurchase of common stock
(2,062
)
 
(13,952
)
Restricted cash for redemption of notes payable

 
(243,038
)
Repurchase of first mortgage notes
(68,400
)
 

Payments on long-term land concession obligation
(14,489
)
 
(13,785
)
Payments for financing costs
(13,193
)
 
(24,591
)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
48,920

 
(476,786
)
Effect of exchange rate on cash
(1,721
)
 
1,966

Cash and cash equivalents:
 
 
 
Increase in cash and cash equivalents
455,837

 
315,936

Balance, beginning of period
2,435,041

 
1,725,219

Balance, end of period
$
2,890,878

 
$
2,041,155

 
 
 
 
Supplemental cash flow disclosures:
 
 
 
Cash transactions:
 
 
 
Cash paid for interest, net of amounts capitalized
$
235,325

 
$
244,475

Non-cash transactions:
 
 
 
Stock-based compensation capitalized into construction
$
5,645

 
$
145

Change in property and equipment included in accounts and construction payables
$
60,435

 
$
37,284

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

7

WYNN RESORTS, LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)


 
Note 1 -    Organization and Basis of Presentation

Organization

Wynn Resorts, Limited, a Nevada corporation (together with its subsidiaries, “Wynn Resorts” or the “Company”) owns 72.18% of Wynn Macau, Limited, which operates a destination casino hotel resort in the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. The Company also owns 100% of and operates a destination casino hotel resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
 
The Company's fully integrated Macau resort of Wynn Macau and Encore at Wynn Macau features two luxury hotel towers with a total of 1,008 spacious guest rooms and suites, approximately 280,000 square feet of casino space, casual and fine dining in eight restaurants, approximately 31,000 square feet of lounge and meeting space, approximately 57,000 square feet of retail space, recreation and leisure facilities, including two health clubs, spas and one pool. The Company refers to this fully integrated resort as its Macau Operations.

The Company's fully integrated Las Vegas resort of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn Las Vegas features two luxury hotel towers with a total of 4,748 spacious guest rooms, suites and villas, approximately 186,000 square feet of casino space, 34 food and beverage outlets featuring signature chefs, an on-site 18-hole golf course, approximately 284,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, a Ferrari and Maserati dealership, approximately 99,000 square feet of retail space, as well as two showrooms, three nightclubs and a beach club. The Company refers to this fully integrated resort as its Las Vegas Operations.

The Company is currently constructing Wynn Palace, a fully integrated resort in the Cotai area of Macau, containing a 1,700-room hotel, performance lake, meeting space, casino, spa, retail offerings, and food and beverage outlets. The Company expects to open Wynn Palace in the first half of 2016.

On September 17, 2014, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission ("MGC") designated Wynn MA, LLC ("Wynn MA"), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, the award winner of the Greater Boston (Region A) gaming license. On November 4, 2014, a vote upheld the expanded gaming law in Massachusetts. On November 7, 2014, the gaming license awarded to the Company became effective. The Company will develop and construct a fully integrated resort in Everett, Massachusetts.

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared by the Company pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations, although the Company believes that the disclosures herein are adequate to make the information presented not misleading. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (which include only normal recurring adjustments) necessary for a fair presentation of the results for the interim periods have been made. The results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014, are not necessarily indicative of results to be expected for the full fiscal year. These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013

Note 2 -    Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Principles of Consolidation

The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its majority-owned subsidiaries. Investments in the 50%-owned joint ventures operating the Ferrari and Maserati automobile dealership and the Brioni mens’ retail clothing store inside Wynn Las Vegas are accounted for under the equity method. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated. Certain amounts in the condensed consolidated financial statements for the previous years have been reclassified to be consistent with the current year presentation. These reclassifications had no effect on the previously reported net income.

8

WYNN RESORTS, LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)


Cash and Cash Equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents are comprised of highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less and include both U.S. dollar-denominated and foreign currency-denominated securities. Cash equivalents are carried at cost, which approximates fair value. Cash equivalents of $1,741.5 million and $1,349.6 million at September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively, were invested in bank time deposits, money market funds and commercial paper. In addition, the Company held bank deposits and cash on hand of approximately $1,149.4 million and $1,085.4 million as of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively.
Restricted Cash

Restricted cash consists primarily of certain proceeds of the Company’s financing activities that are restricted by the agreements governing the Company’s debt instruments for the payment of certain Wynn Palace related construction and development costs.  Restricted cash balances totaled approximately $199.9 million at December 31, 2013. During the first quarter of 2014, the Company applied the restricted cash balances to payment of certain Wynn Palace related construction and development costs. The Company had no restricted cash at September 30, 2014.
Investment Securities

Investment securities consist of domestic and foreign short-term and long-term investments in corporate bonds and commercial paper reported at fair value, with unrealized gains and losses, net of tax, reported in other comprehensive income. Short-term investments have maturities of greater than three months but equal to or less than one year and long-term investments are those with a maturity date greater than one year. The Company’s investment policy limits the amount of exposure to any one issuer with the objective of minimizing the potential risk of principal loss. Management determines the appropriate classification (held-to-maturity/available-for-sale) of its securities at the time of purchase and reevaluates such designation as of each balance sheet date. Adjustments are made for amortization of premiums and accretion of discounts to maturity computed under the effective interest method. Such amortization is included in interest income together with realized gains and losses and the stated interest on such securities.

Accounts Receivable and Credit Risk

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist principally of casino accounts receivable. The Company issues credit in the form of “markers” to approved casino customers following investigations of creditworthiness. As of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, approximately 85% and 86%, respectively, of the Company’s markers were due from customers residing outside the United States, primarily in Asia. Business or economic conditions or other significant events in these countries could affect the collectability of such receivables.

Accounts receivable, including casino and hotel receivables, are typically non-interest bearing and are initially recorded at cost. Accounts are written off when management deems them to be uncollectible. Recoveries of accounts previously written off are recorded when received. An estimated allowance for doubtful accounts is maintained to reduce the Company’s receivables to their carrying amount, which approximates fair value. The allowance is estimated based on historical collection patterns and current collection trends. In addition, the estimate reflects specific review of customer accounts as well as management's experience with collection trends in the casino industry and current economic and business conditions. During the nine months ended September 30, 2014, the Company recorded an adjustment to its reserve estimates for casino accounts receivable based on results of historical collection patterns and current collection trends. This adjustment benefited operating income by $8.7 million and net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited by $6.8 million (or $0.07 per share on a fully diluted basis) for the nine months ended September 30, 2014.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2013, the Company recorded a similar adjustment which benefited operating income by $14.9 million and net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited by $12.0 million (or $0.12 per share on a fully diluted basis) for the nine months ended September 30, 2013.

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WYNN RESORTS, LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)


Redemption Price Promissory Note

The Company recorded the fair value of the Redemption Price Promissory Note (the “Redemption Note”) of approximately $1.94 billion in accordance with applicable accounting guidance. In determining this fair value, the Company estimated the Redemption Note’s present value using discounted cash flows with a probability weighted expected return for redemption assumptions and a discount rate which included time value and non-performance risk adjustments commensurate with risk of the Redemption Note.

Considerations for the redemption assumptions included the stated maturity of the Redemption Note, uncertainty of the related cash flows as well as potential effects of the following: uncertainties surrounding the potential outcome and timing of pending litigation with Aruze USA, Inc., Universal Entertainment Corporation and Mr. Kazuo Okada (collectively, the “Okada Parties”) (see Note 14 “Commitments and Contingencies”); the outcome of on-going investigations of Aruze USA, Inc. by the United States Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Nevada Gaming Control Board; and other potential legal and regulatory actions. In addition, in the furtherance of various future business objectives, the Company considered its ability, at its sole option, to prepay the Redemption Note at any time in accordance with its terms without penalty. Accordingly, the Company reasonably determined that the estimated life of the Redemption Note could be less than the contractual life of the Redemption Note.

In determination of the appropriate discount rate to be used in the estimated present value, the Redemption Note’s subordinated position relative to all other debt in the Company’s capital structure and credit ratings associated with the Company’s traded debt were considered. Observable inputs for the risk free rate based on Federal Reserve rates for U.S. Treasury securities and credit risk spread based on a yield curve index of similarly rated debt were used. As a result of this analysis, the Company concluded the Redemption Note's stated rate of 2% approximated a market rate.

Revenue Recognition and Promotional Allowances

The Company recognizes revenues at the time persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, the service is provided or the retail goods are sold, prices are fixed or determinable and collection is reasonably assured.

Casino revenues are measured by the aggregate net difference between gaming wins and losses, with liabilities recognized for funds deposited by customers before gaming play occurs and for chips in the customers’ possession. Cash discounts, other cash incentives related to casino play and commissions rebated through junkets to customers are recorded as a reduction to casino revenue. Hotel, food and beverage, entertainment and other operating revenues are recognized when services are performed. Entertainment, retail and other revenue includes rental income which is recognized on a time proportion basis over the lease term. Contingent rental income is recognized when the right to receive such rental income is established according to the lease agreements. Advance deposits on rooms and advance ticket sales are recorded as customer deposits until services are provided to the customer.

Revenues are recognized net of certain sales incentives which are required to be recorded as a reduction of revenues; consequently, the Company’s casino revenues are reduced by discounts, commissions and points earned in the player’s club loyalty program.

The retail value of accommodations, food and beverage, and other services furnished to guests without charge is included in gross revenues. Such amounts are then deducted as promotional allowances. The estimated cost of providing such promotional allowances is primarily included in casino expenses as follows (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Rooms
$
14,305

 
$
13,865

 
$
40,314

 
$
39,094

Food and beverage
30,508

 
29,539

 
90,454

 
83,132

Entertainment, retail and other
3,770

 
4,135

 
10,606

 
10,779

 
$
48,583

 
$
47,539

 
$
141,374

 
$
133,005



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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

Gaming Taxes

The Company is subject to taxes based on gross gaming revenues in the jurisdictions in which it operates, subject to applicable jurisdictional adjustments. These gaming taxes are an assessment on the Company’s gross gaming revenues and are recorded as casino expenses in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income. These taxes totaled approximately $446.3 million and $488.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively. These taxes totaled approximately $1,462.8 million and $1,431.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively.

Fair Value Measurements

The Company measures certain of its financial assets and liabilities, such as cash equivalents, available-for-sale securities and interest rate swaps, at fair value on a recurring basis pursuant to accounting standards for fair value measurements. Fair value is the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. These accounting standards establish a three-tier fair value hierarchy, which prioritizes the inputs used in measuring fair value. These tiers include: Level 1, defined as observable inputs such as quoted prices in active markets; Level 2, defined as inputs other than quoted prices in active markets that are either directly or indirectly observable; and Level 3, defined as unobservable inputs in which little or no market data exists, therefore requiring an entity to develop its own assumptions.

The following tables present assets and liabilities carried at fair value (in thousands): 
 
 
 
Fair Value Measurements Using:
 
September 30,
2014
 
Quoted
Market
Prices in
Active
Markets
(Level 1)
 
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
 
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash equivalents
$
1,741,545

 
$
452

 
$
1,741,093

 

Interest rate swaps
$
8,852

 

 
$
8,852

 

Available-for-sale securities
$
250,732

 

 
$
250,732

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Redemption Note
$
1,936,443

 

 
$
1,936,443

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fair Value Measurements Using:
 
December 31,
2013
 
Quoted
Market
Prices in
Active
Markets
(Level 1)
 
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
 
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash equivalents
$
1,349,647

 
$
220,923

 
$
1,128,724

 

Interest rate swaps
$
10,308

 

 
$
10,308

 

Restricted cash
$
199,936

 

 
$
199,936

 

Available-for-sale securities
$
254,388

 

 
$
254,388

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Redemption Note
$
1,936,443

 

 
$
1,936,443

 


As of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, approximately 12% and 91% of the Company’s cash equivalents categorized as Level 2 were deposits held in foreign currencies, respectively.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
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Recently Issued Accounting Standards

In August 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued an accounting standards update that requires management to assess an entity’s ability to continue as a going concern and to provide related footnote disclosures in certain circumstances. Substantial doubt about an entity's ability to continue as a going concern exists when relevant conditions and events, consolidated in the aggregate, indicate that it is probable that an entity will be unable to meet its obligations as they become due within one year after the date that the financial statements are issued. Currently, there is no guidance in U.S. GAAP for management's responsibility to perform an evaluation. Under the update, management's evaluation is to be performed when preparing financial statements for each annual and interim reporting period and based on relevant conditions and events that are known and reasonably knowable at the date that the financial statements are issued. The Company will adopt this standard effective January 1, 2017. The Company is currently assessing the impact the adoption of this standard will have on its consolidated financial statements.

In June 2014, the FASB issued an accounting standards update that requires that a performance target that affects vesting, and that could be achieved after the requisite service period, be treated as a performance condition. As such, the performance target should not be reflected in estimating the grant date fair value of the award. This update further clarifies that compensation cost should be recognized in the period in which it becomes probable that the performance target will be achieved and should represent the compensation cost attributable to the period or periods for which the requisite service has already been rendered. The effective date for this update is for the annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2015. Early application is permitted. The Company does not anticipate that the adoption of this standard will have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.

In May 2014, the FASB issued an accounting standards update that amends the FASB Accounting Standards Codification and creates a new topic for Revenue from Contracts with Customers. The new guidance is expected to clarify the principles for revenue recognition and to develop a common revenue standard for U.S. GAAP applicable to revenue transactions. This guidance provides that an entity should recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods and services. This guidance also provides substantial revision of interim and annual disclosures. The update allows for either full retrospective adoption, meaning the guidance is applied for all periods presented, or modified retrospective adoption, meaning the guidance is applied only to the most current period presented in the financial statements with the cumulative effect of initially applying the guidance recognized at the date of initial application. The effective date for this update is for the annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2016. Early application is not permitted. The Company will adopt this standard effective January 1, 2017. The Company is currently assessing the impact the adoption of this standard will have on its consolidated financial statements.

In July 2013, the FASB issued an accounting standards update that amends the presentation requirements of an unrecognized tax benefit when a loss or other carryforward exists. The update would require the netting of unrecognized tax benefits against a deferred tax asset for a loss or other carryforward that would apply in settlement of the uncertain tax positions. The effective date for this update is for the annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2013. The Company adopted this standard during the first quarter of 2014. The adoption of this update prospectively resulted in the presentation of unrecognized tax benefits of $29.3 million previously reflected in other long-term liabilities to be classified in long-term deferred income taxes, net, in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet, at September 30, 2014.

Note 3 -    Earnings Per Share

Basic earnings per share (“EPS”) is computed by dividing net income attributable to Wynn Resorts by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted EPS is computed by dividing net income attributable to Wynn Resorts by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period increased to include the number of additional shares of common stock that would have been outstanding if the potential dilutive securities had been issued. Potentially dilutive securities include outstanding stock options and unvested restricted stock.


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

The weighted average number of common and common equivalent shares used in the calculation of basic and diluted EPS consisted of the following (in thousands, except per share amounts): 
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Numerator:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Ltd.
$
191,406

 
$
182,020

 
$
622,208

 
$
514,768

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denominator:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding
100,959

 
100,685

 
100,899

 
100,470

Potential dilutive effect of stock options and restricted stock
1,040

 
862

 
1,087

 
1,056

Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding
101,999

 
101,547

 
101,986

 
101,526

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Ltd. per common share, basic
$
1.90

 
$
1.81

 
$
6.17

 
$
5.12

Net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Ltd. per common share, diluted
$
1.88

 
$
1.79

 
$
6.10

 
$
5.07

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anti-dilutive stock options excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings per share
26

 
92

 
26

 
602


Note 4 -    Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income

The following table presents the changes by component, net of tax and noncontrolling interest, in accumulated other comprehensive income of the Company (in thousands): 
 
Foreign
currency
translation
 
Unrealized
gain on
securities
 
Accumulated
other
comprehensive
income
December 31, 2013
$
2,874

 
$
39

 
$
2,913

Current period other comprehensive gain
(263
)
 
29

 
(234
)
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income
(333
)
 
4

 
(329
)
Net current period other comprehensive gain
(596
)
 
33

 
(563
)
September 30, 2014
$
2,278

 
$
72

 
$
2,350


Note 5 -    Investment Securities

Investment securities consisted of the following (in thousands):
 
September 30, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
 
Amortized
cost
 
Gross
unrealized
gains
 
Gross
unrealized
losses
 
Fair value
(net
carrying
amount)
 
Amortized
cost
 
Gross
unrealized
gains
 
Gross
unrealized
losses
 
Fair value
(net
carrying
amount)
Domestic and foreign corporate bonds
$
199,454

 
$
119

 
$
(48
)
 
$
199,525

 
$
221,418

 
$
140

 
$
(124
)
 
$
221,434

Commercial paper
51,205

 
11

 
(9
)
 
51,207

 
32,941

 
16

 
(3
)
 
32,954

 
$
250,659


$
130


$
(57
)

$
250,732

 
$
254,359

 
$
156

 
$
(127
)
 
$
254,388


For investments with unrealized losses as of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, the Company has determined that (i) it does not have the intent to sell any of these investments, and (ii) it is not likely that the Company will be required to

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

sell these investments prior to the recovery of the amortized cost. Accordingly, the Company has determined that no other-than-temporary impairments exist at the reporting dates.

The Company obtains pricing information in determining the fair value of its available-for-sale securities from independent pricing vendors. Based on management’s inquiries, the pricing vendors use various pricing models consistent with what other market participants would use. The assumptions and inputs used by the pricing vendors are derived from market observable sources including: reported trades, broker/dealer quotes, issuer spreads, benchmark curves, bids, offers and other market-related data. The Company has not made adjustments to such prices. Each quarter, the Company validates the fair value pricing methodology to determine the fair value is consistent with applicable accounting guidance and to confirm that the securities are classified properly in the fair value hierarchy. The Company compares the pricing received from its vendors to independent sources for the same or similar securities.

As of September 30, 2014, all of the Company's investment securities had contractual maturities of less than one year.
 
Note 6 -    Receivables, net

Receivables, net consisted of the following (in thousands): 
 
September 30,
2014
 
December 31,
2013
Casino
$
221,214

 
$
252,998

Hotel
12,815

 
15,386

Retail leases and other
41,613

 
47,539

 
275,642


315,923

Less: allowance for doubtful accounts
(69,176
)
 
(73,991
)
 
$
206,466


$
241,932


Note 7 -    Property and Equipment, net

Property and equipment, net consisted of the following (in thousands):
 
September 30,
2014
 
December 31,
2013
Land and improvements
$
733,495

 
$
733,233

Buildings and improvements
3,875,982

 
3,883,442

Airplanes
135,040

 
135,040

Furniture, fixtures and equipment
1,726,554

 
1,686,522

Leasehold interests in land
316,196

 
316,550

Construction in progress
1,244,138

 
558,624

 
8,031,405


7,313,411

Less: accumulated depreciation
(2,570,434
)
 
(2,378,962
)
 
$
5,460,971


$
4,934,449


Construction in progress consists primarily of costs capitalized, including interest, for the construction of Wynn Palace.


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

Note 8 -    Long-Term Debt

Long-term debt consisted of the following (in thousands): 
 
September 30,
2014
 
December 31,
2013
Wynn Macau Senior Term Loan, due July 31, 2017 and July 31, 2018; interest at LIBOR or HIBOR plus 1.75%—2.50%, net of original issue discount of $4,094 at September 30, 2014 and $4,900 at December 31, 2013
$
948,017

 
$
948,028

Wynn Macau Senior Revolving Credit Facility, due July 31, 2017, interest at LIBOR or HIBOR plus 1.75%—2.50%
68,735

 

5 1/4% Wynn Macau, Limited Senior Notes, due October 15, 2021, including original issue premium of $5,298 at September 30, 2014 and none at December 31, 2013
1,355,298

 
600,000

7 7/8% Wynn Las Vegas First Mortgage Notes, due May 1, 2020, net of original issue discount of $1,326 at September 30, 2014 and $1,463 at December 31, 2013
345,684

 
350,547

7 3/4% Wynn Las Vegas First Mortgage Notes, due August 15, 2020
1,256,600

 
1,320,000

5 3/8% Wynn Las Vegas First Mortgage Notes, due March 15, 2022
900,000

 
900,000

4 1/4% Wynn Las Vegas Senior Notes, due May 30, 2023
500,000

 
500,000

Redemption Price Promissory Note with former stockholder and related party, due February 18, 2022; interest at 2%
1,936,443

 
1,936,443

$42 million Note Payable, due April 1, 2017; interest at LIBOR plus 1.25%
31,500

 
32,550

 
7,342,277

 
6,587,568

Less: current portion of long-term debt
(1,050
)
 
(1,050
)
 
$
7,341,227

 
$
6,586,518


5 1/4% Wynn Macau, Limited Senior Notes due 2021

On March 20, 2014, Wynn Macau, Limited (“WML”), an indirect subsidiary of Wynn Resorts, Limited, issued $750 million aggregate principal amount of 5 1/4% Senior Notes due 2021 (the “Additional 2021 Notes”), which were consolidated and form a single series with the $600 million aggregate principal amount of 5 1/4% Senior Notes due 2021 issued by WML on October 16, 2013 (the “Original 2021 Notes” and together with the “Additional 2021 Notes”, the “2021 Notes”). WML received net proceeds of approximately $748.8 million after adding the original issue premium and deducting commissions and expenses of the offering. WML will use the net proceeds for working capital requirements and general corporate purposes.

The Additional 2021 Notes have the same terms and conditions as those of the Original 2021 Notes. The 2021 Notes will bear interest at the rate of 5 1/4% per annum and will mature on October 15, 2021. Interest on the 2021 Notes is payable semi-annually in arrears on April 15 and October 15 of each year, beginning on April 15, 2014. At any time on or before October 14, 2016, WML may redeem the 2021 Notes, in whole or in part, at a redemption price equal to the greater of (a) 100% of the aggregate principal amount of the 2021 Notes or (b) a “make-whole” amount as determined by an independent investment banker in accordance with the terms of the WML Indenture, in either case, plus accrued and unpaid interest. In addition, on or after October 15, 2016, WML may redeem the 2021 Notes, in whole or in part, at a premium decreasing annually from 103.94% of the principal amount to zero, plus accrued and unpaid interest. If WML undergoes a Change of Control (as defined in the WML Indenture), it must offer to repurchase the 2021 Notes at a price equal to 101% of the aggregate principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest. In addition, the Company may redeem the 2021 Notes, in whole but not in part, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest, in response to any change in or amendment to certain tax laws or tax positions. Further, if a holder or beneficial owner of the 2021 Notes fails to meet certain requirements imposed by any Gaming Authority (as defined in the WML Indenture), WML may require the holder or beneficial owner to dispose of or redeem its 2021 Notes.

The 2021 Notes are WML’s general unsecured obligations and rank pari passu in right of payment with all of WML’s existing and future senior unsecured indebtedness; will rank senior to all of WML’s future subordinated indebtedness, if any; will be effectively subordinated to all of WML’s future secured indebtedness to the extent of the value of the assets securing such debt; and will be structurally subordinated to all existing and future obligations of WML’s subsidiaries, including Wynn Resorts (Macau) S.A.’s existing credit facilities. The 2021 Notes are not registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and the 2021 Notes are subject to restrictions on transferability and resale.


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

The WML Indenture contains covenants limiting WML’s (and certain of its subsidiaries’) ability to, among other things: merge or consolidate with another company; transfer or sell all or substantially all of its properties or assets; and lease all or substantially all of its properties or assets. The terms of the WML Indenture contain customary events of default, including, but not limited to: default for 30 days in the payment when due of interest on the 2021 Notes; default in the payment when due of the principal of, or premium, if any, on the 2021 Notes; failure to comply with any payment obligations relating to the repurchase by WML of the 2021 Notes upon a change of control; failure to comply with certain covenants in the WML Indenture; certain defaults on certain other indebtedness; failure to pay judgments against WML or certain subsidiaries that, in the aggregate, exceed $50 million; and certain events of bankruptcy or insolvency. In the case of an event of default arising from certain events of bankruptcy or insolvency, all 2021 Notes then outstanding will become due and payable immediately without further action or notice.

7 7/8% Wynn Las Vegas First Mortgage Notes due 2020

During the nine months ended September 30, 2014, Wynn Las Vegas, LLC repurchased and canceled $5.0 million in principal, plus interest, of its 7 7/8% first mortgage notes due May 1, 2020 through the open market. The Company incurred $0.5 million in expenses associated primarily with the premium paid for the repurchases and unamortized deferred financing costs and original issue discount included in loss on extinguishment of debt in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.   

7 3/4% Wynn Las Vegas First Mortgage Notes due 2020

During the nine months ended September 30, 2014, Wynn Las Vegas, LLC repurchased and canceled $63.4 million in principal, plus interest, of its 7 3/4% first mortgage notes due August 15, 2020 through the open market. The Company incurred $6.9 million in expenses associated primarily with the premium paid for the repurchases and unamortized deferred financing costs included in loss on extinguishment of debt in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.   

Wynn Macau Credit Facilities

The Company's credit facilities consist of a $950 million equivalent fully funded senior secured term loan facility (the "Wynn Macau Senior Term Loan") and a $1.55 billion equivalent senior secured revolving credit facility (the "Wynn Macau Senior Revolving Credit Facility" and together with the Wynn Macau Senior Term Loan, the "Wynn Macau Credit Facilities"). As of September 30, 2014, the Company had $1.48 billion of available borrowing capacity under the Wynn Macau Senior Revolving Credit Facility.

Debt Covenant Compliance

As of September 30, 2014, management believes the Company was in compliance with all debt covenants.

Fair Value of Long-Term Debt

The estimated fair value of the Company's long-term debt, excluding the Redemption Note, as of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, was approximately $5.4 billion and $4.8 billion, respectively, compared to its carrying value of $5.4 billion and $4.7 billion, respectively. The estimated fair value of the Company's long-term debt, excluding the Redemption Note, is based on recent trades, if available, and indicative pricing from market information (level 2 inputs). See Note 2 "Summary of Significant Accounting Policies" for discussion on the estimated fair value of the Redemption Note.
 
Note 9 - Interest Rate Swaps
The Company has entered into floating-for-fixed interest rate swap arrangements in order to manage interest rate risk relating to certain of its debt facilities. These interest rate swap agreements modify the Company’s exposure to interest rate risk by converting a portion of the Company’s floating-rate debt to a fixed rate. These interest rate swaps essentially fix the interest rate at the percentages noted below; however, changes in the fair value of the interest rate swaps for each reporting period have been recorded as an increase/decrease in swap fair value in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income, as the interest rate swaps do not qualify for hedge accounting.

The Company utilized Level 2 inputs as described in Note 2 “Summary of Significant Accounting Policies” to determine fair value. The fair value approximates the amount the Company would receive if these contracts were settled at the respective

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(Unaudited)

valuation dates. Fair value is estimated based upon current, and predictions of future, interest rate levels along a yield curve, the remaining duration of the instruments and other market conditions, and therefore, is subject to significant estimation and a high degree of variability and fluctuation between periods. The fair value is adjusted, to reflect the impact of credit ratings of the counterparties or the Company, as applicable. These adjustments resulted in a reduction in the fair values as compared to their settlement values.  As of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, the interest rate swaps were recorded as an asset of $8.9 million and $10.3 million, respectively, and included in deposits and other assets.

The Company currently has three interest rate swap agreements intended to hedge a portion of the underlying interest rate risk on borrowings under the Wynn Macau Senior Term Loan. Under two of the swap agreements, the Company pays a fixed interest rate (excluding the applicable interest margin) of 0.73% on notional amounts corresponding to borrowings of HK$3.95 billion (approximately $509.4 million) incurred under the Wynn Macau Senior Term Loan in exchange for receipts on the same amount at a variable interest rate based on the applicable HIBOR at the time of payment. These interest rate swaps fix the all-in interest rate on such amounts at 2.48% to 3.23%. These interest rate swap agreements mature in July 2017.

Under the third swap agreement, the Company pays a fixed interest rate (excluding the applicable interest margin) of 0.68% on notional amounts corresponding to borrowings of $243.8 million incurred under the Wynn Macau Senior Term Loan in exchange for receipts on the same amount at a variable-rate based on the applicable LIBOR at the time of payment. This interest rate swap fixes the all-in interest rate on such amounts at 2.43% to 3.18%. This interest rate swap agreement matures in July 2017.
 
Note 10 - Related Party Transactions

Amounts Due to Officers

The Company periodically provides services to Stephen A. Wynn, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer (“Mr. Wynn”), and certain other officers and directors of the Company, including the personal use of employees, construction work and other personal services. Mr. Wynn and other officers and directors have deposits with the Company to prepay any such items, which are replenished on an ongoing basis as needed. Mr. Wynn and the other officers and directors had a net deposit balance with the Company of approximately $0.8 million as of both September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013.

Villa Lease

Mr. Wynn currently leases from Wynn Las Vegas a villa which serves as Mr. Wynn’s personal residence.  The restated lease agreement and amendments (“SW Lease”) were approved by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Wynn Resorts.  Pursuant to the SW Lease, Mr. Wynn pays Wynn Las Vegas annual rent for the villa of $525,000, which amount was determined to be the fair market value of the accommodations based on a third-party appraisal.  In addition, pursuant to the SW Lease, Wynn Las Vegas pays for all capital improvements to the villa.  The rental value for the villa will be re-determined every two years during the term of the SW Lease by the Audit Committee, with the current rent rate effective through February 28, 2015.  Certain services for, and maintenance of, the villa are included in the annual rent.

Aircraft Purchase Option Agreement

On January 3, 2013, the Company and Mr. Wynn entered into an agreement pursuant to which Mr. Wynn agreed to terminate a previously granted option to purchase an approximately two acre tract of land located on the Wynn Las Vegas golf course and, in return, the Company granted Mr. Wynn the right to purchase any or all of the aircraft owned by the Company or its direct wholly owned subsidiaries. The aircraft purchase option is exercisable upon 30 days written notice and at a price equal to the book value of such aircraft, and will terminate on the date of termination of the employment agreement between the Company and Mr. Wynn, which expires in October 2020.

The “Wynn” Surname Rights Agreement

On August 6, 2004, the Company entered into agreements with Mr. Wynn that confirm and clarify the Company’s rights to use the “Wynn” name and Mr. Wynn’s persona in connection with its casino resorts. Under the parties’ Surname Rights Agreement, Mr. Wynn granted the Company an exclusive, fully paid-up, perpetual, worldwide license to use, and to own and register trademarks and service marks incorporating the “Wynn” name for casino resorts and related businesses, together with

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

the right to sublicense the name and marks to its affiliates. Under the parties’ Rights of Publicity License, Mr. Wynn granted the Company the exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide right to use his full name, persona and related rights of publicity for casino resorts and related businesses, together with the ability to sublicense the persona and publicity rights to its affiliates, until October 24, 2017.

Note 11 - Property Charges and Other

Property charges and other for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 were $1.6 million and $13.7 million, respectively. During 2014, the Company incurred property charges primarily associated with the renovation of approximately 27,000 square feet of casino space at Wynn Macau for new VIP gaming rooms. The Company expects to complete this renovation before Chinese New Year of 2015. Property charges and other for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 were $2.6 million and $13.6 million, respectively, which includes miscellaneous renovations and abandonments at our resorts, entertainment development costs and fees paid in connection with the termination of a contract.  

Note 12 - Noncontrolling Interest

On September 23, 2014, Wynn Macau, Limited paid a dividend of HK$0.70 per share for a total of $469.2 million.  The Company’s share of this dividend was $338.7 million with a reduction of $130.6 million to noncontrolling interest in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.    

On June 6, 2014, Wynn Macau, Limited paid a dividend of HK$0.98 per share for a total of $655.8 million. The Company’s share of this dividend was $474.0 million with a reduction of $181.8 million to noncontrolling interest in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.

On September 23, 2013, Wynn Macau, Limited paid a dividend of HK$0.50 per share for a total of $334.5 million.  The Company’s share of this dividend was $241.8 million with a reduction of $92.7 million to noncontrolling interest in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.

On June 6, 2013, Wynn Macau, Limited paid a dividend of HK$1.24 per share for a total of $828.6 million. The Company's share of this dividend was $599.1 million with a reduction of $229.6 million to noncontrolling interest in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. 

Note 13 - Stock-Based Compensation

The total compensation cost relating both to stock options and nonvested stock is allocated as follows (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Casino
$
3,126

 
$
1,814

 
$
5,778

 
$
5,550

Rooms
95

 
194

 
95

 
632

Food and beverage
319

 
281

 
372

 
872

Entertainment, retail and other
26

 
116

 
26

 
342

General and administrative
6,803

 
2,799

 
16,443

 
27,676

Total stock-based compensation expense
10,369


5,204


22,714


35,072

Total stock-based compensation capitalized
61

 
49

 
5,645

 
145

Total stock-based compensation costs
$
10,430


$
5,253


$
28,359


$
35,217


During the first quarter of 2014, the Company capitalized $5.5 million of stock-based compensation into construction for a restricted stock award granted which immediately vested. The restricted stock award was granted to an employee of the Company's design, development and construction subsidiary and will be amortized over the useful life of the related asset.

During the second quarter of 2013, the Company recorded $23.0 million of stock-based compensation expense due to the retirement of the Company's former chief operating officer and the related accelerated vesting of shares previously granted to him.


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During the first quarter of 2013, the Company reversed $10.6 million of stock-based compensation expense allocated to general and administrative. The reversal was related to restricted stock granted in 2008 and 2011 with an average nine year cliff vest provision that were modified and forfeited during the first quarter of 2013.

Note 14 - Commitments and Contingencies

Cotai Development and Land Concession Contract

The Company is currently constructing Wynn Palace, a fully integrated resort containing a 1,700-room hotel, performance lake, meeting space, casino, spa, retail offerings, and food and beverage outlets in the Cotai area of Macau.

In September 2011, Wynn Resorts (Macau) S.A. and Palo Real Estate Company Limited (“Palo”), each an indirect subsidiary of Wynn Macau Limited, formally accepted the terms and conditions of a draft land concession contract from the Macau government for approximately 51 acres of land in the Cotai area of Macau. On May 2, 2012, the land concession contract was gazetted by the government of Macau evidencing the final step in the granting of the land concession. The initial term of the land concession contract is 25 years from May 2, 2012, and it may be renewed with government approval for successive periods. The total land premium payable, including interest as required by the land concession contract, is $193.4 million. An initial payment of $62.5 million was paid in December 2011, with eight additional semi-annual payments of approximately $16.4 million each (which includes interest at 5%) due beginning November 2012. As of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, the Company has recorded this obligation and related asset with $30.0 million and $29.3 million included as a current liability, respectively and $31.6 million and $46.8 million, respectively, included as a long-term liability. The Company is also required to make annual lease payments of $0.8 million during the resort construction period and annual payments of approximately $1.1 million once the development is completed.

On July 29, 2013, Wynn Resorts (Macau) S.A. and Palo finalized and executed a guaranteed maximum price construction (“GMP”) contract with Leighton Contractors (Asia) Limited, acting as the general contractor. Under the GMP contract, the general contractor is responsible for both the design and construction of the Wynn Palace. The general contractor is obligated to substantially complete the project in the first half of 2016 for a guaranteed maximum price of HK$20 billion (approximately US$2.6 billion). An early completion bonus for achievement of substantial completion on or before January 25, 2016 will be paid to the general contractor if certain conditions are satisfied under the GMP contract. Both the contract time and guaranteed maximum price are subject to further adjustment under certain specified conditions. The performance of the general contractor is backed by a full completion guarantee given by Leighton Holdings Limited, the parent company of the general contractor, as well as a performance bond for 5% of the guaranteed maximum price.

As of September 30, 2014, the Company incurred approximately $1.4 billion of the approximately $4.1 billion in total project budget costs. The total project budget includes all construction costs, capitalized interest, pre-opening expenses, land costs and financing fees. The Company expects to open its resort on Cotai in the first half of 2016.

Litigation

In addition to the actions noted below, the Company’s affiliates are involved in litigation arising in the normal course of business. In the opinion of management, such litigation is not expected to have a material effect on the Company’s financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

Determination of Unsuitability and Redemption of Aruze USA, Inc. and Affiliates

On February 18, 2012, Wynn Resorts’ Gaming Compliance Committee received an independent report by Freeh, Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP (the “Freeh Report”) detailing a pattern of misconduct by the Okada Parties. The factual record presented in the Freeh Report included evidence that the Okada Parties had provided valuable items to certain foreign gaming officials who were responsible for regulating gaming in a jurisdiction in which entities controlled by Mr. Okada were developing a gaming resort. Mr. Okada denied the impropriety of such conduct to members of the Board of Directors of Wynn Resorts and, while serving as one of the Company’s directors, Mr. Okada refused to acknowledge or abide by Wynn Resorts’ anti-bribery policies and refused to participate in the training all other directors received concerning these policies.

Based on the Freeh Report, the Board of Directors of Wynn Resorts determined that the Okada Parties are “unsuitable persons” under Article VII of the Company’s articles of incorporation. The Board of Directors was unanimous (other than Mr. Okada) in its determination. After authorizing the redemption of the Aruze USA Inc. ("Aruze") shares, as discussed below, the

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Board of Directors took certain actions to protect the Company and its operations from any influence of an unsuitable person, including placing limitations on the provision of certain operating information to unsuitable persons and formation of an Executive Committee of the Board to manage the business and affairs of the Company during the period between each annual meeting. The Charter of the Executive Committee provides that “Unsuitable Persons” are not permitted to serve on the Committee. All members of the Board, other than Mr. Okada, were appointed to the Executive Committee on February 18, 2012. The Board of Directors also requested that Mr. Okada resign as a director of Wynn Resorts (under Nevada corporation law, a board of directors does not have the power to remove a director) and recommended that Mr. Okada be removed as a member of the Board of Directors of Wynn Macau, Limited. On February 18, 2012, Mr. Okada was removed from the Board of Directors of Wynn Las Vegas Capital Corp., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Wynn Resorts. On February 24, 2012, Mr. Okada was removed from the Board of Directors of Wynn Macau, Limited and on February 22, 2013, he was removed from the Board of Directors of Wynn Resorts by a stockholder vote in which 99.6% of the over 86 million shares voted were cast in favor of removal. Mr. Okada resigned from the Board of Directors of Wynn Resorts on February 21, 2013. Although the Company has retained the structure of the Executive Committee, the Board has resumed its past role in managing the business and affairs of the Company.

Based on the Board of Directors’ finding of “unsuitability,” on February 18, 2012, Wynn Resorts redeemed and canceled Aruze’s 24,549,222 shares of Wynn Resorts’ common stock. Following a finding of “unsuitability,” Article VII of Wynn Resorts’ articles of incorporation authorizes redemption at “fair value” of the shares held by unsuitable persons. The Company engaged an independent financial adviser to assist in the fair value calculation and concluded that a discount to the then current trading price was appropriate because of, among other things, restrictions on most of the shares held by Aruze under the terms of the Stockholders Agreement (as defined below). Pursuant to its articles of incorporation, Wynn Resorts issued the Redemption Note to Aruze in redemption of the shares. The Redemption Note has a principal amount of $1.94 billion, matures on February 18, 2022, and bears interest at the rate of 2% per annum, payable annually in arrears on each anniversary of the date of the Redemption Note. The Company may, in its sole and absolute discretion, at any time and from time to time, and without penalty or premium, prepay the whole or any portion of the principal or interest due under the Redemption Note. In no instance shall any payment obligation under the Redemption Note be accelerated except in the sole and absolute discretion of Wynn Resorts or as specifically mandated by law. The indebtedness evidenced by the Redemption Note is and shall be subordinated in right of payment, to the extent and in the manner provided in the Redemption Note, to the prior payment in full of all existing and future obligations of Wynn Resorts or any of its affiliates in respect of indebtedness for borrowed money of any kind or nature.

The Company provided the Freeh Report to appropriate regulators and law enforcement agencies and has been cooperating with related investigations that such regulators and agencies have undertaken. The conduct of the Okada Parties and any resulting regulatory investigations could have adverse consequences to the Company and its subsidiaries. A finding by regulatory authorities that Mr. Okada violated anti-corruption statutes and/or other laws or regulations applicable to persons affiliated with a gaming licensee on Company property and/or otherwise involved the Company in criminal or civil violations could result in actions by regulatory authorities against the Company and its subsidiaries.

Redemption Action and Counterclaim

On February 19, 2012, Wynn Resorts filed a complaint in the Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County, Nevada against the Okada Parties (as amended, the “Complaint”), alleging breaches of fiduciary duty and related claims (the “Redemption Action”) arising from the activities addressed in the Freeh Report. The Company is seeking compensatory and special damages as well as a declaration that it acted lawfully and in full compliance with its articles of incorporation, bylaws and other governing documents in redeeming and canceling the shares of Aruze.

On March 12, 2012, the Okada Parties removed the action to the United States District Court for the District of Nevada (the action was subsequently remanded to Nevada state court). On that same date, the Okada Parties filed an answer denying the claims and a counterclaim (as amended, the “Counterclaim”) that purports to assert claims against the Company, each of the members of the Company’s Board of Directors (other than Mr. Okada) and Wynn Resorts’ General Counsel (the “Wynn Parties”). The Counterclaim alleges, among other things: (1) that the shares of Wynn Resorts common stock owned by Aruze were exempt from the redemption-for-unsuitability provisions in the Wynn Resorts articles of incorporation (the “Articles”) pursuant to certain agreements executed in 2002; (2) that the Wynn Resorts directors who authorized the redemption of Aruze’s shares acted at the direction of Stephen A. Wynn and did not independently and objectively evaluate the Okada Parties’ suitability, and by so doing, breached their fiduciary duties; (3) that the Wynn Resorts directors violated the terms of the Wynn Resorts Articles by failing to pay Aruze fair value for the redeemed shares; and (4) that the terms of the Redemption Note that Aruze received in exchange for the redeemed shares, including the Redemption Note’s principal amount, duration, interest rate,

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and subordinated status, were unconscionable. Among other relief, the Counterclaim seeks a declaration that the redemption of Aruze’s shares was void, an injunction restoring Aruze’s share ownership, damages in an unspecified amount and rescission of the Amended and Restated Stockholders Agreement, dated as of January 6, 2010, by and among Aruze, Stephen A. Wynn, and Elaine Wynn (the “Stockholders Agreement”).
    
On June 19, 2012, Elaine Wynn asserted a cross claim against Stephen A. Wynn and Aruze seeking a declaration that (1) any and all of Elaine Wynn’s duties under the Stockholders Agreement be discharged; (2) the Stockholders Agreement is subject to rescission and is rescinded; (3) the Stockholders Agreement is an unreasonable restraint on alienation in violation of public policy; and/or (4) the restrictions on sale of shares shall be construed as inapplicable to Elaine Wynn. The indentures for Wynn Las Vegas, LLC's 7 7/8% first mortgage notes due 2020, 7 3/4% first mortgage notes due 2020 (together, the "2020 Indentures") and the indenture for Wynn Las Vegas, LLC's 4 1/4% Senior Notes due 2023 (the "2023 Indenture," and, together with the 2020 Indentures, the "Indentures") provide that if Stephen A. Wynn, together with certain related parties, in the aggregate beneficially owns a lesser percentage of the outstanding common stock of the Company than are beneficially owned by any other person, a change of control will have occurred. The indentures for Wynn Las Vegas, LLC's 5 3/8% first mortgage notes due 2022 (the "2022 Indenture") provide that if any event constitutes a "change of control" under the 2020 Indentures, it will constitute a change of control under the 2022 Indenture. If Elaine Wynn prevails in her cross claim, Stephen A. Wynn would not beneficially own or control Elaine Wynn’s shares and a change in control may result under the Wynn Las Vegas debt documents. Under the 2020 Indentures and the 2022 Indenture, the occurrence of a change of control requires that the Company make an offer to each holder to repurchase all or any part of such holder’s notes at a purchase price equal to 101% of the aggregate principal amount thereof plus accrued and unpaid interest on the notes purchased, if any, to the date of repurchase (unless the notes have been previously called for redemption). Under the 2023 Indenture, if a change of control occurs and within 60 days after that occurrence the 4 1/4% Senior Notes due 2023 are rated below investment grade by both rating agencies that rate such notes, the Company is required to make an offer to each holder to repurchase all or any part of such holder’s notes at a purchase price equal to 101% of the aggregate principal amount thereof plus accrued and unpaid interest on the notes purchased, if any, to the date of repurchase (unless the notes have been previously called for redemption). Mr. Wynn is opposing Ms. Wynn’s cross claim.

The Company’s Complaint and the Okada Parties’ Counterclaim have been, and continue to be, challenged through motion practice. At a hearing held on November 13, 2012, the Nevada state court granted the Wynn Parties’ motion to dismiss the Counterclaim with respect to the Okada Parties’ claim under the Nevada Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act with respect to certain Company executives but otherwise denied the motion. At a hearing held on January 15, 2013, the court denied the Okada Parties’ motion to dismiss the Company’s Complaint. On April 22, 2013, the Company filed a second amended complaint. On August 30, 2013, the Okada Parties filed their third amended Counterclaim. On September 18, 2013, the Company filed a Partial Motion to Dismiss related to a claim in the third amended Counterclaim alleging civil extortion by Mr. Wynn and the Company’s General Counsel. On October 29, 2013, the court granted the motion and dismissed the claim. On November 26, 2013, the Okada Parties filed their fourth amended Counterclaim, and the Company filed an answer to that pleading on December 16, 2013.

On each of February 14, 2013 and February 13, 2014, the Company issued a check to Aruze in the amount of $38.7 million, representing the interest payments due on the Redemption Note at those times. However, those checks were not cashed. The parties engaged in discussions regarding the terms of an escrow agreement in accordance with a prior court order. However, in February 2014, the Okada Parties advised of their intent to deposit any checks for interest and principal, past and future, due under the terms of the Redemption Note to the clerk of the court for deposit into the clerk’s trust account. On March 17, 2014, the parties stipulated that the checks be returned to the Company for reissue in the same amounts, payable to the clerk of the court for deposit into the clerk's trust account. Pursuant to the stipulation, on March 20, 2014, the Company delivered to the clerk of the court the reissued checks that were deposited into the clerk's trust account and filed a notice with the court with respect to the same.

On April 8, 2013, the United States Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Department of Justice filed a Motion to Intervene and for Temporary and Partial Stay of Discovery in the Redemption Action. The parties had been engaged in discovery at the time of the filing. The motion stated that the federal government has been conducting a criminal investigation of the Okada Parties involving the “same underlying allegations of misconduct-that is, potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act and related fraudulent conduct-that form the basis of” the Company’s complaint, as amended, in the Redemption Action. The motion sought to stay all discovery in the Redemption Action related to the Okada Parties’ allegedly unlawful activities in connection with their casino project in the Philippines until the conclusion of the criminal investigation and any resulting criminal prosecution, with an interim status update to the court in six months. At a hearing on May 2, 2013, the court granted the motion and ordered that all discovery in the Redemption Action be stayed for a period of six months (the “Stay”). On

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May 30, 2013, Elaine Wynn filed a motion for partial relief from the Stay, to allow her to conduct limited discovery related to her cross and counterclaims. The Wynn Parties opposed the motion so as to not interfere with the United States government’s investigation. At a hearing on August 1, 2013, the court denied the motion. On October 29, 2013, the United States Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Department of Justice filed a Motion to Extend the Stay for a further period of six months. At a hearing on October 31, 2013, the court granted the requested extension based upon an affidavit provided under seal that outlined, among other things, concerns for witness safety. The court did, however, order the parties to exchange written discovery propounded prior to May 2, 2013, including discovery related to the Elaine Wynn cross and counterclaims referred to above. The extended Stay expired on May 5, 2014. On April 29, 2014, the United States Attorney's Office and the U.S. Department of Justice filed a Motion for a Second Extension of Temporary Stay of Discovery for a further six months. At a hearing on May 1, 2014, the court denied the motion. On September 22, 2014, the court entered a new stipulation between the parties for discovery schedule with closing on August 1, 2016.

On September 16, 2014, Aruze filed a motion for partial summary judgment related to its counterclaim alleging the Company's directors violated the terms of the Articles by failing to pay Aruze fair value for the redeemed shares. At a hearing held on October 21, 2014, the court denied Aruze's motion.

On October 10, 2014, the Okada Parties filed a motion for partial judgment on the pleadings principally to seek dismissal of certain breach of fiduciary claims against Mr. Okada included in the Company's Complaint. The Wynn Parties filed their opposition on October 27, 2014, and the Okada Parties were required to file their reply on November 5, 2014. A court hearing regarding this motion is set for November 13, 2014.
   
The Company will continue to vigorously pursue its claims against the Okada Parties, and the Company and the Wynn Parties will continue to vigorously defend against the counterclaims asserted against them. The Company’s claims and the Okada Parties’ counterclaims remain in an early stage and management has determined that based on proceedings to date, it is currently unable to determine the probability of the outcome of this matter or the range of reasonably possible loss, if any. An adverse judgment or settlement involving payment of a material amount could cause a material adverse effect on our financial condition.

Litigation Commenced by Kazuo Okada

Japan Action:

On August 28, 2012, Mr. Okada, Universal Entertainment Corporation and Okada Holdings (“Okada Japan Parties”) filed a complaint in Tokyo District Court against the Wynn Parties, alleging that the press release issued by the Company with respect to the redemption has damaged plaintiffs’ social evaluation and credibility. The Okada Japan Parties seek damages and legal fees from the Wynn Parties. After asking the Okada Japan Parties to clarify the allegations in their complaint, the Wynn Parties objected to the jurisdiction of the Japanese court. On April 30, 2013, the Wynn Parties filed a memorandum in support of their jurisdictional position. On October 21, 2013, the court dismissed the action on jurisdictional grounds. On November 1, 2013, the Okada Japan Parties filed an appeal moving the matter to the Tokyo High Court. On June 11, 2014, the Tokyo High Court ruled in favor of the Wynn Parties and upheld the motion for dismissal. On June 25, 2014, the Okada Japan Parties filed a notice of appeal to the Supreme Court of Japan. On October 28, 2014, the Wynn Parties received a copy of the brief that the Okada Japan Parties had filed to explain why they believe the Supreme Court of Japan should hear the case. The Wynn Parties plan to file a reply brief by November 27, 2014.

Indemnification Action:

On March 20, 2013, Mr. Okada filed a complaint against the Company in Nevada state court for indemnification under the Company’s Articles, bylaws and agreements with its directors. The complaint sought advancement of Mr. Okada’s costs and expenses (including attorney’s fees) incurred pursuant to the various legal proceedings and related regulatory investigations described above. The Company’s answer and counterclaim was filed on April 15, 2013. The counterclaim named each of the Okada Parties as defendants and sought indemnification under the Company’s Articles for costs and expenses (including attorney’s fees) incurred pursuant to the various legal proceedings and related regulatory investigations described above. On April 30, 2013, Mr. Okada filed his reply to the counterclaim. On February 4, 2014, the court entered an order on the parties’ stipulation that: (1) dismissed all claims Mr. Okada asserted against the Company; (2) reserved Mr. Okada’s right to assert, in the future, any claims for indemnity following the resolution of the Redemption Action; and (3) stayed the claims asserted by the Company against Mr. Okada pending the resolution of the Redemption Action.


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Management has determined that based on proceedings to date, it is currently unable to determine the probability of the outcome of this action or the range of reasonably possible loss, if any.

Related Investigations and Derivative Litigation

Investigations:

In the U.S. Department of Justice’s Motion to Intervene and for Temporary and Partial Stay of Discovery in the Redemption Action, the Department of Justice states in a footnote that the government also has been conducting a criminal investigation into the Company’s previously disclosed donation to the University of Macau. The Company has not received any target letter or subpoena in connection with such an investigation. The Company intends to cooperate fully with the government in response to any inquiry related to the donation to the University of Macau.

Other regulators may pursue separate investigations into the Company’s compliance with applicable laws arising from the allegations in the matters described above and in response to the Counterclaim and other litigation filed by Mr. Okada suggesting improprieties in connection with the Company’s donation to the University of Macau. While the Company believes that it is in full compliance with all applicable laws, any such investigations could result in actions by regulators against the Company. Prior investigations by the Nevada Gaming Control Board and SEC were closed with no actions taken.

Derivative Claims:

Six derivative actions were commenced against the Company and all members of its Board of Directors: four in the United States District Court, District of Nevada, and two in the Eighth Judicial District Court of Clark County, Nevada.

The four federal actions brought by the following plaintiffs have been consolidated: (1) The Louisiana Municipal Police Employees’ Retirement System, (2) Maryanne Solak, (3) Excavators Union Local 731 Welfare Fund, and (4) Boilermakers Lodge No. 154 Retirement Fund (collectively, the “Federal Plaintiffs”).

The Federal Plaintiffs filed a consolidated complaint on August 6, 2012, asserting claims for: (1) breach of fiduciary duty; (2) waste of corporate assets; (3) injunctive relief; and (4) unjust enrichment. The claims were against the Company and all Company directors, including Mr. Okada, however, the plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed Mr. Okada as a defendant in this consolidated action on September 27, 2012. The Federal Plaintiffs claimed that the individual defendants breached their fiduciary duties and wasted assets by: (a) failing to ensure the Company’s officers and directors complied with federal and state laws and the Company’s Code of Conduct; (b) voting to allow the Company’s subsidiary to make the donation to the University of Macau; and (c) redeeming Aruze’s stock such that the Company incurs the debt associated with the redemption. The Federal Plaintiffs seek unspecified compensatory damages, restitution in the form of disgorgement, reformation of corporate governance procedures, an injunction against all future payments related to the donation/pledge, and all fees (attorneys, accountants, and experts) and costs. The directors responded to the consolidated complaint by filing a motion to dismiss on September 14, 2012. On February 1, 2013, the federal court dismissed the complaint for failure to plead adequately the futility of a pre-suit demand on the Board. The dismissal was without prejudice to the Federal Plaintiffs’ ability to file a motion within 30 days seeking leave to file an amended complaint. On April 9, 2013, the Federal Plaintiffs filed their amended complaint. The Company and the directors filed their motion to dismiss the amended complaint on May 23, 2013. On March 13, 2014, the federal court granted the motion to dismiss and entered judgment in favor of the Company and directors and against the Federal Plaintiffs without prejudice. On April 10, 2014, the Federal Plaintiffs filed a notice of appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The Federal Plaintiffs' opening brief was filed on September 19, 2014, and the Company's response brief is due December 18, 2014.

The two state court actions brought by the following plaintiffs have also been consolidated: (1) IBEW Local 98 Pension Fund and (2) Danny Hinson (collectively, the “State Plaintiffs”). Through a coordination of efforts by all parties, the directors and the Company (a nominal defendant) have been served in all of the actions. The State Plaintiffs filed a consolidated complaint on July 20, 2012 asserting claims for (1) breach of fiduciary duty; (2) abuse of control; (3) gross mismanagement; and (4) unjust enrichment. The claims are against the Company and all Company directors during the applicable period, including Mr. Okada, as well as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer who signed financial disclosures filed with the SEC during the applicable periods. The State Plaintiffs claim that the individual defendants failed to disclose to the Company’s stockholders the investigation into, and the dispute with director Okada as well as the alleged potential violations of the FCPA related to, the University of Macau Development Foundation donation. The State Plaintiffs seek unspecified monetary damages (compensatory and punitive), disgorgement, reformation of corporate governance procedures, an order directing the Company

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to internally investigate the donation, as well as attorneys’ fees and costs. On October 13, 2012, the court entered the parties’ stipulation providing for a stay of the state derivative action for 90 days, subject to the parties’ obligation to monitor the progress of the pending litigation, discussed above, between Wynn Resorts (among others) and Mr. Okada (among others). Per the stipulation, the Company and the individual defendants were not required to respond to the consolidated complaint while the stay remained in effect. Following the expiration of the stay, the State Plaintiffs advised the Company and the individual defendants that they intended to resume the action by filing an amended complaint, which they did, on April 26, 2013. The Company and directors filed their motion to dismiss on June 10, 2013. However, on July 31, 2013, the parties agreed to a stipulation that was submitted to, and approved by the court. The stipulation contemplates a stay of the consolidated state court derivative action of equal duration as the Stay entered by the court in the Redemption Action. On June 18, 2014, the court entered a new stipulation between the parties that provides for further stay of the state derivative action and directs the parties, within 45 days of the conclusion of the latter of the Redemption Action or the federal derivative action, to discuss how the state derivative action should proceed and to file a joint report with the court.

The individual defendants are vigorously defending against the claims pleaded against them in the state derivative action. Management has determined that based on proceedings to date, it is currently unable to determine the probability of the outcome of this action or the range of reasonably possible loss, if any.  

Revere Action

On September 17, 2014, the MGC designated Wynn MA, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, the award winner of the Greater Boston (Region A) gaming license. October 16, 2014, The City of Revere ("Revere"), the host community to the unsuccessful bidder for the same license, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 103 ("IBEW-103"), filed a Complaint against the MGC and each of the five gaming commissioners in Suffolk Superior Court. The Complaint challenges the MGC's decision and alleges that the MGC failed to follow statutory requirements outlined in the Gaming Act. The Complaint (i) seeks to appeal the administrative decision, (ii) asserts that certiorari provides a remedy to correct errors in proceedings by an agency such as the MGC, (iii) challenges the constitutionality of that section of the gaming law which bars judicial review of the Commission's decision to deny an applicant a gaming license, and (iv) alleges violations of the open meeting law requirements.

Wynn MA is not named in the Complaint. Wynn MA has been advised that the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will be responding to the Complaint.

Note 15 - Income Taxes

For the three months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, the Company recorded a tax expense of $4.9 million and a benefit of $7.3 million, respectively. For the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, the Company recorded a tax expense of $8.3 million and a tax benefit of $11.3 million, respectively. The Company’s income tax expense is primarily related to an increase in U.S. profitability. The Company's income tax benefit in the prior year is primarily related to a decrease in deferred tax liabilities reduced by foreign taxes assessable on the dividends of Wynn Macau, S.A. and foreign tax provisions related to international marketing offices.

Since June 30, 2010, the Company no longer considers its portion of the tax earnings and profits of Wynn Macau, Limited to be permanently invested. No additional U.S. tax provision has been made with respect to amounts not considered permanently invested as the Company anticipates that U.S. foreign tax credits should be sufficient to eliminate any U.S. tax provision relating to such repatriation. The Company has not provided deferred U.S. income taxes or foreign withholding taxes on temporary differences as these amounts are permanently reinvested. For the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, the Company recognized income tax benefits related to excess tax deductions associated with stock compensation costs of $6.6 million and $10.8 million, respectively.

The Company assesses the recoverability of its deferred tax asset for foreign tax credits ("FTCs") and the appropriateness for a valuation allowance on a quarterly basis. The Company considers factors such as: its three year cumulative pre-tax book income, the reversal of taxable timing differences, and expectations regarding the occurrence of U.S. source income versus foreign source income within the FTCs carryforward period. Historically, the Company has recorded a partial valuation allowance on FTCs. If, based on future results and reviews of these factors, the Company was to conclude that the deferred tax asset is not recoverable and an additional valuation allowance is necessary, there could be a significant impact on its effective tax rate.

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Wynn Resorts (Macau) S.A. has received a 5-year exemption from Macau’s Complementary Tax on casino gaming profits through December 31, 2015. Accordingly, the Company was exempted from the payment of $25.8 million and $26.0 million in such taxes during each of the three months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively. For the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, the Company was exempted from the payment of such taxes totaling $80.4 million and $76.7 million, respectively. The Company’s non-gaming profits remain subject to the Macau Complementary Tax and casino winnings remain subject to the Macau Special Gaming tax and other levies together totaling 39% in accordance with its concession agreement.
In December 2013, the Company received notification that for the 2014 tax year it had been accepted for the Compliance Maintenance phase of the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) Compliance Assurance Program (“CAP”), which accelerates IRS examination of key transactions with the goal of resolving any issues before the taxpayer files its return. In the Compliance Maintenance phase, the IRS, at its discretion, may reduce the level of review of the taxpayer’s tax positions based on the complexity and number of issues, and the taxpayer’s history of compliance, cooperation and transparency in the CAP.
In February 2014, the Company received notification that the IRS completed its examination of the Company’s 2012 U.S. income tax return and had no changes. 
In March 2013, the Financial Services Bureau commenced an examination of the 2009, 2010, and 2011 Macau income tax returns of Wynn Resorts (Macau) S.A. In August 2014, the Company received the preliminary results of these examinations. The Company believes that its liability for uncertain tax positions is adequate with respect to these years. 

Note 16 - Segment Information

The Company monitors its operations and evaluates earnings by reviewing the assets and operations of its Macau Operations and its Las Vegas Operations. The Company’s total assets by segment are as follows (in thousands):
 
September 30,
2014
 
December 31,
2013
Assets
 
 
 
Macau Operations
$
4,228,465

 
$
3,918,163

Las Vegas Operations
3,559,065

 
3,576,648

Corporate and other
1,394,169

 
882,219

 
$
9,181,699

 
$
8,377,030



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WYNN RESORTS, LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

The Company’s segment information for its results of operations are as follows (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Net revenues
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Macau Operations
$
942,255

 
$
997,635

 
$
3,035,588

 
$
2,920,591

Las Vegas Operations
427,755

 
392,477

 
1,260,098

 
1,180,448

Total
$
1,370,010


$
1,390,112


$
4,295,686


$
4,101,039

Adjusted Property EBITDA (1)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Macau Operations
$
325,529

 
$
329,106

 
$
1,016,858

 
$
949,905

Las Vegas Operations
133,250

 
106,515

 
403,962

 
362,529

Total
458,779


435,621


1,420,820


1,312,434

Other operating costs and expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pre-opening costs
6,718

 
706

 
14,792

 
1,592

Depreciation and amortization
79,027

 
93,325

 
234,037

 
279,061

Property charges and other
1,640

 
2,613

 
13,674

 
13,571

Corporate expenses and other
27,883

 
19,507

 
83,682

 
60,609

Stock-based compensation
10,369

 
5,204

 
22,714

 
35,072

Equity in income from unconsolidated affiliates
567

 
288

 
1,173

 
879

Total
126,204


121,643


370,072


390,784

Operating income
332,575

 
313,978

 
1,050,748

 
921,650

Non-operating income and expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest income
5,814

 
3,215

 
16,072

 
11,595

Interest expense, net of capitalized interest
(79,048
)
 
(73,549
)
 
(236,069
)
 
(222,690
)
Increase (decrease) in swap fair value
2,360

 
(3,525
)
 
(1,451
)
 
13,131

Loss on extinguishment of debt
(3,573
)
 

 
(7,356
)
 
(26,578
)
Equity in income from unconsolidated affiliates
567

 
288

 
1,173

 
879

Other
(801
)
 
1,123

 
(405
)
 
4,385

Total
(74,681
)

(72,448
)

(228,036
)

(219,278
)
Income before income taxes
257,894

 
241,530

 
822,712

 
702,372

(Provision) benefit for income taxes
(4,888
)
 
7,281

 
(8,261
)
 
11,299

Net income
$
253,006


$
248,811


$
814,451


$
713,671

 
(1)
“Adjusted Property EBITDA” is earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, pre-opening costs, property charges and other, corporate expenses, intercompany golf course and water rights leases, stock-based compensation, and other non-operating income and expenses and includes equity in income from unconsolidated affiliates. Adjusted Property EBITDA is presented exclusively as a supplemental disclosure because management believes that it is widely used to measure the performance, and as a basis for valuation, of gaming companies. Management uses Adjusted Property EBITDA as a measure of the operating performance of its segments and to compare the operating performance of its properties with those of its competitors. The Company also presents Adjusted Property EBITDA because it is used by some investors as a way to measure a company’s ability to incur and service debt, make capital expenditures and meet working capital requirements. Gaming companies have historically reported EBITDA as a supplement to financial measures in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). In order to view the operations of their casinos on a more stand-alone basis, gaming companies, including Wynn Resorts, Limited, have historically excluded from their EBITDA calculations pre-opening expenses, property charges, corporate expenses and stock-based compensation that do not relate to the management of specific casino properties. However, Adjusted Property EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to operating income as an indicator of the Company’s performance, as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities as a measure of liquidity, or as an alternative to any other measure determined in accordance with GAAP. Unlike net income, Adjusted Property EBITDA does not include depreciation or interest expense and therefore does

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WYNN RESORTS, LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

not reflect current or future capital expenditures or the cost of capital. The Company has significant uses of cash flows, including capital expenditures, interest payments, debt principal repayments, taxes and other non-recurring charges, which are not reflected in Adjusted Property EBITDA. Also, Wynn Resorts’ calculation of Adjusted Property EBITDA may be different from the calculation methods used by other companies and, therefore, comparability may be limited.

Note 17 - Subsequent Events
    
On October 28, 2014, the Company announced a cash dividend of $2.50 per share of its outstanding common stock payable on November 25, 2014 to stockholders of record on November 12, 2014. The cash dividend includes the Company's new quarterly dividend of $1.50 per share and an additional cash dividend of $1.00 per share.

On September 17, 2014, the MGC designated Wynn MA, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, the award winner of the Greater Boston (Region A) gaming license. On November 4, 2014, a vote upheld the expanded gaming law in Massachusetts. On November 7, 2014, the gaming license awarded to the Company became effective and the Company paid an $85.0 million license fee.




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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with our condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes included elsewhere in this Form 10-Q and our consolidated financial statements appearing in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013. Unless the context otherwise requires, all references herein to the “Company,” “we,” “us” or “our,” or similar terms, refer to Wynn Resorts, Limited, a Nevada corporation, and its consolidated subsidiaries. This discussion and analysis contains forward-looking statements. Please refer to the section below entitled “Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements.”

Overview

We are a developer, owner and operator of destination casino resorts. In the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (“Macau”), we own 72.18% of and operate Wynn Macau and Encore at Wynn Macau. We refer to the fully integrated Wynn Macau and Encore at Wynn Macau resort as Wynn Macau | Encore or as our Macau Operations. In Las Vegas, Nevada, we own 100% of and operate Wynn Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, which we refer to as Wynn Las Vegas | Encore or our Las Vegas Operations. We are developing Wynn Palace, a fully integrated casino resort in the Cotai area of Macau. In addition, we are developing a fully integrated casino resort in Everett, Massachusetts.

Macau Operations

We operate Wynn Macau | Encore under a 20-year casino concession agreement granted by the Macau government in June 2002.

Our Macau resort complex features:

Approximately 280,000 square feet of casino space, offering 24-hour gaming and a full range of games, including private gaming salons, sky casinos and a poker pit;
Two luxury hotel towers with a total of 1,008 spacious guest rooms and suites;
Casual and fine dining in eight restaurants;
Approximately 57,000 square feet of high-end, brand-name retail shopping, including stores and boutiques by Bvlgari, Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Dunhill, Ferrari, Giorgio Armani, Graff, Gucci, Hermes, Hugo Boss, Jaegar-LeCoultre, Loro Piana, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Piaget, Prada, Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis, Rolex, Tiffany, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels, Versace, Vertu, Ermenegildo Zegna and others;
Recreation and leisure facilities, including two health clubs, spas, a salon and a pool; and
Approximately 31,000 square feet of space for lounges and meeting facilities.

In response to our evaluation of our Macau Operations and the reactions of our guests, we have made and expect to continue to make enhancements and refinements to this resort complex. In March 2014, we began renovation of approximately 27,000 square feet of our casino space at Wynn Macau for new VIP gaming rooms. We expect to complete this renovation before Chinese New Year of 2015.

Las Vegas Operations

Wynn Las Vegas | Encore is located at the intersection of the Las Vegas Strip and Sands Avenue, and occupies approximately 215 acres of land fronting the Las Vegas Strip. In addition, we own approximately 18 acres across Sands Avenue, a portion of which is utilized for employee parking and an office building, and approximately 5 acres adjacent to the golf course on which an office building is located.

Our Las Vegas resort complex features:

Approximately 186,000 square feet of casino space, offering 24-hour gaming and a full range of games, including private gaming salons, a sky casino, a poker room, and a race and sports book;
Two luxury hotel towers with a total of 4,748 spacious guest rooms, suites and villas;
34 food and beverage outlets featuring signature chefs;
A Ferrari and Maserati automobile dealership;

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Approximately 284,000 square feet of meeting and convention space;
Approximately 99,000 square feet of high-end, brand-name retail shopping, including stores and boutiques by Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Cartier, Chanel, Chloé, Chopard, Dior, Givenchy, Graff, Hermes, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Loro Piana, Louis Vuitton, Manolo Blahnik, Nicholas Kirkwood, Oscar de la Renta, Piaget, Rolex, Vertu and others;
Recreation and leisure facilities, including an 18-hole golf course, swimming pools, private cabanas and two full service spas and salons;
Two showrooms; and
Three nightclubs and a beach club.

Future Development

We are currently constructing Wynn Palace, a fully integrated resort containing a 1,700-room hotel, performance lake, meeting space, casino, spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets in the Cotai area of Macau. In July 2013, we signed a $2.6 billion guaranteed maximum price ("GMP") contract for the project's construction. The total project budget, including construction costs, capitalized interest, pre-opening expenses, land costs and financing fees, is approximately $4.1 billion. As of September 30, 2014, we have invested approximately $1.4 billion in the project. We expect to open Wynn Palace on Cotai in the first half of 2016.

On September 17, 2014, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission ("MGC") designated Wynn MA, LLC ("Wynn MA"), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, the award winner of the Greater Boston (Region A) gaming license. On November 4, 2014, a vote upheld the expanded gaming law in Massachusetts. On November 7, 2014, the gaming license awarded to us became effective. We will will develop and construct a fully integrated resort in Everett, Massachusetts.

We continually seek out new opportunities for additional gaming or related businesses, in the United States, and worldwide.
    
Key Operating Measures

Certain key operating statistics specific to the gaming industry are included in our discussion of our operational performance for the periods for which a Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income is presented. Below are definitions of these key operating statistics discussed:

Table games win is the amount of drop or turnover that is retained and recorded as casino revenue.
Drop is the amount of cash and net markers issued that are deposited in a gaming table’s drop box.
Turnover is the sum of all losing rolling chip wagers within our Wynn Macau Operations’ VIP program.
Rolling chips are identifiable chips that are used to track turnover for purposes of calculating incentives.
Slot win is the amount of handle (representing the total amount wagered) that is retained by us and is recorded as casino revenue.
Average daily rate (“ADR”) is calculated by dividing total room revenue including the retail value of promotional allowances (less service charges, if any) by total rooms occupied including complimentary rooms.
Revenue per available room (“REVPAR”) is calculated by dividing total room revenue including the retail value of promotional allowances (less service charges, if any) by total rooms available.
Occupancy is calculated by dividing total occupied rooms, including complimentary rooms, by the total rooms available.

Below is a discussion of the methodologies used to calculate win percentage at our resorts.

In our VIP casino in Macau, customers primarily purchase non-negotiable chips, commonly referred to as rolling chips, from the casino cage and there is no deposit into a gaming table drop box from chips purchased from the cage. Non-negotiable chips can only be used to make wagers. Winning wagers are paid in cash chips. The loss of the non-negotiable chips in the VIP casino is recorded as turnover and provides a base for calculating VIP casino win percentage. It is customary in Macau to measure VIP casino play using this rolling chip method. We expect our win as a percentage of turnover in this segment to be within the range of 2.7% to 3.0%.

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The measurement base used in the mass market casino is not the same as that used in the VIP casino. In our mass market casino in Macau, customers may purchase cash chips at either the gaming tables or at the casino cage. The cash used to purchase the cash chips at the gaming tables is deposited into the gaming table’s drop box. This is the base of measurement that we use for calculating win percentage in our mass market casino. We do not report an expected range for the win percentage in our mass market casino as chips purchased at the casino cage are excluded from table games drop and distort our expected win percentage. With increased purchases at the casino cage, we believe the relevant indicator of volumes in the mass market segment should be table games win.

The measurements in our VIP casino and the mass market casino are not comparable as the mass market casino tracks the initial purchase of chips at the table while the measurement method in our VIP casino tracks the sum of all losing wagers. Accordingly, the base measurement in the VIP casino is much larger than the base measurement in the mass market casino. As a result, the expected win percentage with the same amount of gaming win is smaller in the VIP casino when compared to the mass market casino.

In Las Vegas, customers purchase chips at the gaming tables. The cash and net markers used to purchase chips are deposited in the gaming table’s drop box. This is the base of measurement that we use for calculating win percentage in Las Vegas. Each type of table game has its own theoretical win percentage. Our expected table games win percentage in Las Vegas is 21% to 24%.

Results of Operations

Third quarter 2014 results

Three Months Ended September 30,
 
 
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
 
(in thousands, except per share data)
2014
 
2013
 
Percent Change
 
2014
 
2013
 
Percent Change
Net revenues
$
1,370,010

 
$
1,390,112

 
(1.4
)
 
$
4,295,686

 
$
4,101,039

 
4.7
Net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited
$
191,406

 
$
182,020

 
5.2

 
$
622,208

 
$
514,768

 
20.9
Diluted net income per share
$
1.88

 
$
1.79

 
5.0

 
$
6.10

 
$
5.07

 
20.3
Adjusted Property EBITDA
$
458,779

 
$
435,621

 
5.3

 
$
1,420,820

 
$
1,312,434

 
8.3

During the three months ended September 30, 2014, our net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited was $191.4 million, an increase of 5.2% over the same period of 2013, resulting in diluted earnings per share of $1.88. Adjusted Property EBITDA increased year-over-year by 5.3%, from $435.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013 to $458.8 million for the same period of 2014. Our results for the three months ended September 30, 2014 compared to the same period in 2013 were primarily driven by net revenue performance from our Las Vegas Operations.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2014, our net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited was $622.2 million, an increase of 20.9% over the same period of 2013, resulting in diluted earnings per share of $6.10. Adjusted Property EBITDA increased year-over-year by 8.3%, from $1,312.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 to $1,420.8 million for the same period of 2014. Our results for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 were primarily attributable to a 4.6% increase in casino revenues from our Macau Operations and net revenue performance from our Las Vegas Operations.

Reliance on only two resort complexes (in two geographic regions) for our operating cash flow exposes us to certain risks that competitors, whose operations are more geographically diversified, may be better able to control. In addition to the concentration of operations in two resort complexes, many of our customers are premium gaming customers who wager on credit, thus exposing us to increased credit risk. High-end gaming also increases the potential for variability in our results.


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Financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2014 compared to the three months ended September 30, 2013.

Net Revenues

The following table presents net revenues from our Macau and Las Vegas Operations (in thousands): 
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
 
 
2014
 
2013
 
Percent
Change
Net revenues
 
 
 
 
 
Macau Operations
$
942,255

 
$
997,635

 
(5.6
)
Las Vegas Operations
427,755

 
392,477

 
9.0

 
$
1,370,010

 
$
1,390,112

 
(1.4
)
 
Net revenues decreased 1.4% to $1,370.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014, from $1,390.1 million for the same period in 2013. The slight reduction in net revenues were primarily attributable to a decrease of $50.8 million in casino revenues from our Macau Operations offset by an increase of $17.0 million in casino revenues from our Las Vegas Operations and an increase of $13.7 million in non-casino revenues.

Non-casino revenues consist of operating revenues from rooms, food and beverage, entertainment, retail and other, less promotional allowances. The following table presents net revenues from our casino revenues and non-casino revenues (in thousands).
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
 
 
2014
 
2013
 
Percent
Change
Net revenues
 
 
 
 
 
Casino revenues
$
1,071,829

 
$
1,105,595

 
(3.1
)
Non-casino revenues
298,181

 
284,517

 
4.8

 
$
1,370,010

 
$
1,390,112

 
(1.4
)

Casino revenues were 78.2% of total net revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2014 compared to 79.5% for the same period of 2013, while non-casino revenues were 21.8% of total net revenues compared to 20.5% for the same period of 2013.

Casino Revenues

Casino revenues decreased 3.1% to $1,071.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014, from $1,105.6 million in the same period of 2013. Our Macau Operations experienced a year-over-year decrease in casino revenues of 5.4% from $944.0 million to $893.2 million due to a reduction in turnover and lower win as a percentage of turnover from our VIP gaming operations. The reduction in casino revenues from our VIP gaming operations was partially offset by the performance of our mass market gaming operations, which experienced an increase in drop and table games win percentage. Our Las Vegas Operations experienced a year-over-year increase in casino revenues of 10.5% from $161.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013 to $178.6 million in the same period of 2014. The increase is primarily due to a 3.1 percentage point increase in table games win percentage which was partially offset by a decrease in table games volume with drop decreasing 5.2% year-over-year.

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The table below sets forth our casino revenues and associated key operating measures for our Macau and Las Vegas Operations (in thousands, except for win per unit per day and average number of table games and slots). 
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
 
 
 
 
2014
 
2013
 
Increase/
(Decrease)
 
Percent
Change
Macau Operations:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total casino revenues
$
893,206

 
$
944,015

 
$
(50,809
)
 
(5.4
)
Average number of table games
451

 
487

 
(36
)
 
(7.4
)
VIP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VIP turnover
$
25,064,646

 
$
30,334,611

 
$
(5,269,965
)
 
(17.4
)
VIP win as a % of turnover
2.78
%
 
3.04
%
 
(0.26
)
 


Mass market
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Drop (1)
$
641,187

 
$
630,683

 
$
10,504

 
1.7

Table games win
$
327,217

 
$
239,828

 
$
87,389

 
36.4

Table games win % (1)
51.0
%
 
38.0
%
 
13.0

 


Table games win per unit per day
$
17,759

 
$
12,872

 
$
4,887

 
38.0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Average number of slot machines
588

 
879

 
(291
)
 
(33.1
)
Slot machine handle
$
1,436,074

 
$
1,165,840

 
$
270,234

 
23.2

Slot machine win
$
73,483