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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, 2016
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 Rule 12b-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, 2016
Common stock, $0.01 par value
  
101,740,911
 



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,
2016
 
December 31,
2015
 
(unaudited)
 
 
ASSETS
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
1,510,808

 
$
2,080,089

Investment securities
225,996

 
115,297

Receivables, net
177,591

 
187,887

Inventories
88,728

 
74,493

Prepaid expenses and other
54,074

 
48,012

Total current assets
2,057,197

 
2,505,778

Property and equipment, net
8,270,047

 
7,477,478

Restricted cash
202,851

 
2,060

Investment securities
77,549

 
136,256

Intangible assets, net
114,184

 
110,972

Other assets
204,116

 
225,888

Investment in unconsolidated affiliates

 
727

Total assets
$
10,925,944

 
$
10,459,159

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts and construction payables
$
356,533

 
$
210,372

Current portion of land concession obligation

 
16,000

Customer deposits
529,192

 
436,409

Gaming taxes payable
145,679

 
98,559

Accrued compensation and benefits
152,014

 
129,697

Accrued interest
74,325

 
98,129

Other accrued liabilities
172,527

 
121,005

Total current liabilities
1,430,270

 
1,110,171

Long-term debt
9,440,856

 
9,149,665

Other long-term liabilities
83,157

 
141,121

Deferred income taxes, net
36,093

 
36,357

Total liabilities
10,990,376

 
10,437,314

Commitments and contingencies (Note 13)

 

Stockholders' equity (deficit):
 
 
 
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; 114,899,209 and 114,610,441 shares issued; 101,740,911 and 101,571,909 shares outstanding, respectively
1,149

 
1,146

Treasury stock, at cost; 13,158,298 and 13,038,532 shares, respectively
(1,158,971
)
 
(1,152,680
)
Additional paid-in capital
989,654

 
983,131

Accumulated other comprehensive income
2,022

 
1,092

Retained earnings
32,148

 
55,332

Total Wynn Resorts, Limited stockholders' deficit
(133,998
)
 
(111,979
)
Noncontrolling interest
69,566

 
133,824

Total stockholders' equity (deficit)
(64,432
)
 
21,845

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity (deficit)
$
10,925,944

 
$
10,459,159


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

 
3
 


WYNN RESORTS, LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Operating revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Casino
$
788,219

 
$
700,014

 
$
2,263,608

 
$
2,240,321

Rooms
152,608

 
133,460

 
431,047

 
405,427

Food and beverage
167,997

 
160,283

 
469,072

 
477,312

Entertainment, retail and other
93,230

 
87,008

 
257,256

 
264,843

Gross revenues
1,202,054

 
1,080,765

 
3,420,983

 
3,387,903

Less: promotional allowances
(92,232
)
 
(84,480
)
 
(255,119
)
 
(258,922
)
Net revenues
1,109,822

 
996,285

 
3,165,864

 
3,128,981

Operating costs and expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Casino
505,620

 
445,167

 
1,428,532

 
1,435,755

Rooms
40,188

 
37,293

 
115,937

 
111,563

Food and beverage
109,333

 
101,161

 
294,480

 
288,519

Entertainment, retail and other
40,153

 
39,263

 
116,126

 
118,554

General and administrative
144,206

 
116,639

 
381,156

 
352,546

(Benefit) provision for doubtful accounts
(2,368
)
 
2,885

 
816

 
13,266

Pre-opening costs
70,778

 
19,467

 
150,496

 
52,433

Depreciation and amortization
106,467

 
80,649

 
264,187

 
245,428

Property charges and other
18,514

 
987

 
31,366

 
3,963

Total operating costs and expenses
1,032,891

 
843,511

 
2,783,096

 
2,622,027

Operating income
76,931

 
152,774

 
382,768

 
506,954

Other income (expense):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest income
3,678

 
1,465

 
9,940

 
4,655

Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized
(79,669
)
 
(74,079
)
 
(193,698
)
 
(227,298
)
Change in interest rate swap fair value
1,168

 
(1,287
)
 
(1,693
)
 
(7,010
)
(Increase) decrease in Redemption Note fair value
(22,218
)
 
47,488

 
(19,239
)
 
47,488

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 
(5,971
)
 

 
(126,004
)
Equity in income (loss) from unconsolidated affiliates

 
(2
)
 
16

 
68

Other
899

 
459

 
(1,046
)
 
1,790

Other income (expense), net
(96,142
)
 
(31,927
)
 
(205,720
)
 
(306,311
)
Income (loss) before income taxes
(19,211
)
 
120,847

 
177,048

 
200,643

Provision for income taxes
(120
)
 
(7,418
)
 
(1,145
)
 
(23,913
)
Net income (loss)
(19,331
)
 
113,429

 
175,903

 
176,730

Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest
1,894

 
(17,219
)
 
(47,728
)
 
(68,661
)
Net income (loss) attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited
$
(17,437
)
 
$
96,210

 
$
128,175

 
$
108,069

Basic and diluted income per common share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income (loss) attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
$
(0.17
)
 
$
0.95

 
$
1.26

 
$
1.07

Diluted
$
(0.17
)
 
$
0.95

 
$
1.26

 
$
1.06

Weighted average common shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
101,439

 
101,161

 
101,423

 
101,151

Diluted
101,439

 
101,581

 
101,835

 
101,708

Dividends declared per common share
$
0.50

 
$
0.50

 
$
1.50

 
$
2.50

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 (LOSS)
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
 
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Net income (loss)
$
(19,331
)
 
$
113,429

 
$
175,903

 
$
176,730

Other comprehensive income (loss):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation adjustments, before and after tax
142

 
60

 
(192
)
 
(400
)
Unrealized gain (loss) on investment securities, before and after tax
(177
)
 
(263
)
 
1,069

 
(470
)
Total comprehensive income (loss)
(19,366
)
 
113,226

 
176,780

 
175,860

Comprehensive (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest
1,854

 
(17,236
)
 
(47,675
)
 
(68,553
)
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited
$
(17,512
)
 
$
95,990

 
$
129,105

 
$
107,307


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 (DEFICIT)
(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'
deficit
 
Noncontrolling
interest
 
Total
stockholders'
equity (deficit)
Balances, January 1, 2016
101,571,909

 
$
1,146

 
$
(1,152,680
)
 
$
983,131

 
$
1,092

 
$
55,332

 
$
(111,979
)
 
$
133,824

 
$
21,845

Net income

 

 

 

 

 
128,175

 
128,175

 
47,728

 
175,903

Currency translation adjustment

 

 

 

 
(139
)
 

 
(139
)
 
(53
)
 
(192
)
Net unrealized gain on investment securities

 

 

 

 
1,069

 

 
1,069

 

 
1,069

Issuance of restricted stock
348,768

 
3

 

 
(3
)
 

 

 

 

 

Cancellation of restricted stock
(60,000
)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares repurchased by the Company and held as treasury shares
(119,766
)
 

 
(6,291
)
 

 

 

 
(6,291
)
 

 
(6,291
)
Shares of subsidiary repurchased for share award plan

 

 

 
(5,471
)
 

 

 
(5,471
)
 
(2,109
)
 
(7,580
)
Cash dividends declared

 

 

 

 

 
(151,359
)
 
(151,359
)
 
(111,725
)
 
(263,084
)
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation

 

 

 
170

 

 

 
170

 

 
170

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 
11,827

 

 

 
11,827

 
1,901

 
13,728

Balances, September 30, 2016
101,740,911

 
$
1,149

 
$
(1,158,971
)
 
$
989,654

 
$
2,022

 
$
32,148

 
$
(133,998
)
 
$
69,566

 
$
(64,432
)

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,
 
2016
 
2015
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
Net income
$
175,903

 
$
176,730

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
264,187

 
245,428

Deferred income taxes
(95
)
 
23,357

Stock-based compensation expense
29,360

 
30,324

Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation
(111
)
 
(549
)
Amortization of deferred financing costs and other
18,116

 
12,577

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 
126,004

Provision for doubtful accounts
816

 
13,266

Property charges and other
19,004

 
3,698

Equity in income of unconsolidated affiliates, net of distributions

 
771

Change in interest rate swap fair value
1,693

 
7,010

Increase (decrease) in Redemption Note fair value
19,239

 
(47,488
)
Increase (decrease) in cash from changes in:
 
 
 
Receivables, net
9,463

 
20,116

Inventories and prepaid expenses and other
(37,101
)
 
1,190

Customer deposits
92,944

 
(126,008
)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
87,425

 
(140,918
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
680,843

 
345,508

Cash flows from investing activities:
 
 
 
Capital expenditures, net of construction payables and retention
(954,709
)
 
(1,425,943
)
Return of investment in unconsolidated affiliates
727

 

Purchase of investment securities
(126,635
)
 
(182,600
)
Proceeds from sale or maturity of investment securities
73,576

 
182,103

Purchase of intangible assets and other assets
(12,116
)
 
(3,671
)
Proceeds from sale of assets
3,929

 
4,186

Net cash used in investing activities
(1,015,228
)
 
(1,425,925
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 
 
 
Proceeds from exercise of stock options

 
974

Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation
111

 
549

Dividends paid
(263,680
)
 
(447,504
)
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt
505,484

 
4,789,374

Repayments of long-term debt
(240,386
)
 
(3,341,925
)
Restricted cash
(200,790
)
 
(864
)
Repurchase of common stock
(6,291
)
 
(6,912
)
Shares of subsidiary repurchased for share award plan
(7,580
)
 
(1,492
)
Payment on long-term land concession obligation
(15,968
)
 
(15,224
)
Payments for financing costs
(5,340
)
 
(178,906
)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
(234,440
)
 
798,070

Effect of exchange rate on cash
(456
)
 
392

Cash and cash equivalents:
 
 
 
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents
(569,281
)
 
(281,955
)
Balance, beginning of period
2,080,089

 
2,182,164

Balance, end of period
$
1,510,808

 
$
1,900,209

 
 
 
 
Supplemental cash flow disclosures:
 
 
 
Cash paid for interest, net of amounts capitalized
$
199,388

 
$
247,250

Stock-based compensation capitalized into construction
$
74

 
$
195

Increase in accounts and construction payables related to property and equipment
$
86,680

 
$
38,942

Increase in dividends payable on unvested restricted stock included in accrued liabilities
$
596

 
$
1,612

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

 
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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") is a developer, owner and operator of destination casino resorts (integrated resorts). In the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China ("Macau"), the Company owns approximately 72% of Wynn Macau, Limited ("WML") and the Company operates the integrated Wynn Macau and Encore at Wynn Macau resort and the Wynn Palace resort, both of which are owned by an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of WML. In Las Vegas, Nevada, the Company owns 100% of and operates the integrated Wynn Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn Las Vegas resort.

Macau Operations

The Company's integrated Macau resort of Wynn Macau and Encore at Wynn Macau features two luxury hotel towers with a total of 1,008 guest rooms and suites, approximately 284,000 square feet of casino space, eight food and beverage outlets, approximately 31,000 square feet of lounge and meeting space, approximately 57,000 square feet of retail space, a rotunda show and recreation and leisure facilities.

On August 22, 2016, the Company opened Wynn Palace, an integrated resort in the Cotai area of Macau. Wynn Palace features a luxury hotel tower with 1,706 guest rooms, suites and villas, approximately 500,000 square feet of casino space, 10 food and beverage outlets, approximately 40,000 square feet of lounge and meeting space, approximately 105,000 square feet of retail space, public attractions, including a performance lake and floral art displays, and recreation and leisure facilities.
 
The Company refers to these resorts collectively as its Macau Operations.

Las Vegas Operations

The Company's 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 guest rooms, suites and villas, approximately 194,000 square feet of casino space, 33 food and beverage outlets, an on-site 18-hole golf course, approximately 290,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, approximately 99,000 square feet of retail space, as well as two showrooms, three nightclubs, a beach club, and recreation and leisure facilities. The Company refers to this resort as its Las Vegas Operations.

Development Projects

In November 2014, the Company was awarded a gaming license to develop and construct, Wynn Boston Harbor, an integrated resort in Everett, Massachusetts, adjacent to Boston. Wynn Boston Harbor will be located on a 33-acre site along the Mystic River and will contain a hotel, a waterfront boardwalk, meeting space, casino space, a spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets. During the quarter, the Company commenced construction activities and continues with site remediation and site preparation. The Company expects to open Wynn Boston Harbor in the first half of 2019.

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 U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") 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, except as disclosed in Note 2 under "Summary of Significant Accounting Policies: Prior Period 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, 2016 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, 2015


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

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. In April 2016, the Company dissolved its 50%-owned joint venture operating the Ferrari and Maserati automobile dealership inside Wynn Las Vegas, which was closed in October 2015 and was accounted for under the equity method. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated.

Certain amounts in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the previous year have been reclassified to be consistent with the current year presentation. The payment of deposits on property and equipment, previously presented in purchase of other assets in investing activities, is now presented in capital expenditures in investing activities.  The amount of deposits on property and equipment that have been reclassified for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 was $94.3 million. The reclassification had no effect on the previously reported net cash used in investing activities.

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 $478.0 million and $846.3 million at September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, 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 $1.03 billion and $1.23 billion as of September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively.

Restricted Cash

The Company's restricted cash consists of collateral associated with borrowings under a revolving credit facility and cash held in trust in accordance with the Company's majority owned subsidiary's share award plan.
Investment Securities

Investment securities consist of domestic and foreign short-term and long-term investments in corporate bonds, commercial paper and U.S. government agency bonds reported at fair value, with unrealized gains and losses, net of tax, reported in other comprehensive income (loss). Short-term investments have a maturity date of 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 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, 2016 and December 31, 2015, approximately 87.9% and 85.1%, 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. An estimated allowance for doubtful accounts is maintained to reduce the Company's receivables to their carrying amount, which approximates fair value. The allowance estimate reflects specific review of customer accounts and outstanding gaming promoter accounts as well as management's experience with historical and current collection trends and current economic and business conditions. Accounts are written off when management deems them to be uncollectible. Recoveries of accounts previously written off are recorded when received.


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

Deferred Financing Costs

Direct and incremental costs incurred and original issue discounts and premiums in connection with the issuance of long-term debt are deferred and amortized to interest expense using the effective interest method or, if the amounts approximate the effective interest method, on a straight-line basis. Deferred financing costs incurred in connection with the issuance of the Company's revolving credit facilities are presented in noncurrent assets on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. All other deferred financing costs are presented as a direct reduction of long-term debt on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. See the Recently Issued and Adopted Accounting Standards section below for details on the presentation change of deferred financing costs.

Redemption Price Promissory Note

The Company records the Redemption Price Promissory Note (the "Redemption Note") at fair value in accordance with applicable accounting guidance. As of September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, the fair value of the Redemption Note was$1.90 billion and $1.88 billion, respectively. 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. ("Aruze"), Universal Entertainment Corporation and Mr. Kazuo Okada (collectively, the "Okada Parties") (see Note 13 "Commitments and Contingencies"); the outcome of on-going investigations of Aruze by the U.S. 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 its contractual life.

In determining the appropriate discount rate to be used to calculate the estimated present value, the Company considered the Redemption Note's subordinated position and credit risk relative to all other debt in the Company's capital structure and credit ratings associated with the Company's traded debt. Observable inputs for the risk free rate were based on Federal Reserve rates for U.S. Treasury securities and the credit risk spread was based on a yield curve index of similarly rated debt.  

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. The commissions rebated directly or indirectly through games promoters to customers, cash discounts, other cash incentives and points earned by customers from the Company's loyalty programs are recorded as a reduction to casino revenues. Rooms, 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.


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

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 retail value of providing such promotional allowances are as follows (in thousands):

 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Rooms
$
51,222

 
$
43,842

 
$
137,656

 
$
135,411

Food and beverage
31,555

 
31,944

 
93,425

 
102,150

Entertainment, retail and other
9,455

 
8,694

 
24,038

 
21,361

 
$
92,232

 
$
84,480

 
$
255,119

 
$
258,922


The estimated cost of providing such promotional allowances, which is included primarily in casino expenses, is as follows (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Rooms
$
16,791

 
$
13,095

 
$
41,581

 
$
38,496

Food and beverage
28,798

 
26,391

 
80,377

 
81,878

Entertainment, retail and other
3,696

 
3,161

 
10,542

 
10,791

 
$
49,285

 
$
42,647

 
$
132,500

 
$
131,165


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 Operations. These taxes were $320.0 million and $272.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively, and $900.0 million and $893.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively.

Fair Value Measurements

The Company measures certain of its financial assets and liabilities, such as cash equivalents, restricted cash, available-for-sale securities, interest rate swaps, and the Redemption Note, 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.

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


The following tables present assets and liabilities carried at fair value (in thousands): 
 
 
 
Fair Value Measurements Using:
 
September 30,
2016
 
Quoted
Market
Prices in
Active
Markets
(Level 1)
 
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
 
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash equivalents
$
478,039

 
$
1,237

 
$
476,802

 

Restricted cash
$
202,851

 
$
2,851

 
$
200,000

 

Available-for-sale securities
$
303,545

 

 
$
303,545

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate swaps
$
1,071

 

 
$
1,071

 

Redemption Note
$
1,903,641

 

 
$
1,903,641

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fair Value Measurements Using:
 
December 31,
2015
 
Quoted
Market
Prices in
Active
Markets
(Level 1)
 
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
 
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash equivalents
$
846,281

 
$
186

 
$
846,095

 

Restricted cash
$
2,060

 
$
2,060

 

 

Available-for-sale securities
$
251,553

 

 
$
251,553

 

Interest rate swaps
$
726

 

 
$
726

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate swaps
$
108

 

 
$
108

 

Redemption Note
$
1,884,402

 

 
$
1,884,402

 


Recently Issued and Adopted Accounting Standards

In August 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued an accounting standards update that clarifies the classification of certain cash receipts and cash payments on the statement of cash flows. In particular, the new guidance clarifies the classification related to several types of cash flows; including items such as debt extinguishment costs and distributions received from equity method investees. The new guidance also provides a three-step approach for classifying cash receipts and payments that have aspects of more than one class of cash flows. The effective date for this guidance is for financial statements for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim periods within those fiscal periods and early application is permitted. The Company is currently assessing the impact the adoption of this guidance will have on its consolidated financial statements.

In March 2016, the FASB issued an accounting standards update that involves several aspects of the accounting for share-based payment transactions, including the income tax consequences, classification of awards as either equity or liabilities, and classification on the statement of cash flows. Under the new guidance, income tax benefits and deficiencies are to be recognized as income tax expense or benefit in the income statement and the tax effects of exercised or vested awards should be treated as discrete items in the reporting period in which they occur. An entity should also recognize excess tax benefits regardless of whether the benefit reduces taxes payable in the current period. Excess tax benefits should be classified along with other income tax cash flows as an operating activity. In regards to forfeitures, the entity may make an entity-wide accounting policy election to either estimate the number of awards that are expected to vest or account for forfeitures when they

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

occur. The effective date for this guidance is for financial statements for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2016, and interim periods within those fiscal periods and early application is permitted. The Company does not expect the adoption of this update to have a material effect on its consolidated financial statements.

In February 2016, the FASB issued an accounting standards update that changes the accounting for leases and requires expanded disclosures about leasing activities. Under the new guidance, lessees will be required to recognize a right-of-use asset and lease liability, measured on a discounted basis, at the commencement date for all leases with terms greater than 12 months. Lessor accounting will remain largely unchanged, other than certain targeted improvements intended to align lessor accounting with the lessee accounting model and with the updated revenue recognition guidance issued in 2014. Lessees and lessors are required to apply a modified retrospective transition approach for leases existing at the beginning of the earliest comparative period presented in the adoption-period financial statements. The new standard is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within those fiscal years and early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently assessing the impact the adoption of this standard will have on its consolidated financial statements.

In January 2016, the FASB issued an accounting standards update requiring all equity investments to be measured at fair value with changes in fair value recognized through net income (other than those accounted for under the equity method of accounting or those that result in consolidation of the investee). The update also requires an entity to present separately in other comprehensive income the portion of the total change in the fair value of a liability resulting from a change in the instrument-specific credit risk when the entity has elected to measure the liability at fair value in accordance with the fair value option for financial instruments. This update eliminates the requirement to disclose the methods and significant assumptions used to estimate the fair value that is required to be disclosed for financial instruments measured at amortized cost on the balance sheet for public business entities. The effective date for this guidance is for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017. Early application is permitted as of the beginning of the fiscal year of adoption. The Company is currently assessing the impact the adoption of this standard will have on its consolidated financial statements.

In April 2015, the FASB issued an accounting standards update that requires deferred financing costs related to a recognized debt liability to be presented on the balance sheet as a direct reduction from the carrying amount of that debt liability, consistent with debt discounts. The recognition and measurement guidance for deferred financing costs are not affected by the amendments in this update. In August 2015, the FASB issued an accounting standards update that clarifies that the guidance issued in April 2015 does not apply to line-of-credit arrangements. According to the additional guidance, deferred financing costs related to line-of-credit arrangements will continue to be presented as an asset and subsequently amortized ratably over the term of the arrangement. The effective date for this guidance is for financial statements for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2015, and interim periods within those fiscal years. The Company adopted the guidance on January 1, 2016, with retrospective application in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet at December 31, 2015. This change in accounting principle resulted in net deferred financing costs of $63.1 million incurred in connection with the issuance of the Company's long-term debt (excluding revolving credit facilities) being reclassified from noncurrent assets to a direct reduction of the long-term debt balance. The presentation of the $41.3 million of net deferred financing costs incurred in connection with the issuance of the Company's revolving credit facilities as of December 31, 2015, are not affected by the adoption of this new accounting guidance and are included in other assets on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet.

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 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. In August 2015, the FASB issued an accounting standards update that defers the effective date of the new revenue recognition accounting guidance by one year, to annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2017. Early application is permitted for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2016. The Company will adopt this standard effective January 1, 2018. The Company is currently assessing the impact the adoption of this standard will have on its consolidated financial statements.


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

Prior Period Adjustments

During the three months ended March 31, 2016, the Company identified $21.9 million and $3.7 million of additional interest that should have been capitalized instead of being expensed during the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Considering both quantitative and qualitative factors, the Company has determined the amounts were immaterial to any previously issued financial statements and would be immaterial to the expected full year results for 2016. Accordingly, the Company corrected these immaterial amounts during the first quarter of the nine months ended September 30, 2016, resulting in a decrease to interest expense of $25.6 million and increases to net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited of $18.5 million and basic and diluted net income per common share of $0.18. Had these amounts been corrected in the appropriate periods, it would have resulted in a decrease to interest expense of $7.9 million and increases to net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited of $5.7 million and basic and diluted net income per common share of $0.05, for the three months ended September 30, 2015, and it would have resulted in a decrease to interest expense of $19.0 million and increases to net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited of $13.7 million and basic and diluted net income per common share of $0.14, for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.

Note 3 -    Earnings Per Share

Basic earnings per share ("EPS") is computed by dividing net income (loss) attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted EPS is computed by dividing net income (loss) attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited 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.

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,
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Numerator:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income (loss) attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited
$
(17,437
)
 
$
96,210

 
$
128,175

 
$
108,069

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denominator:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding
101,439

 
101,161

 
101,423

 
101,151

Potential dilutive effect of stock options and restricted stock

 
420

 
412

 
557

Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding
101,439

 
101,581

 
101,835

 
101,708

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income (loss) attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited per common share, basic
$
(0.17
)
 
$
0.95

 
$
1.26

 
$
1.07

Net income (loss) attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited per common share, diluted
$
(0.17
)
 
$
0.95

 
$
1.26

 
$
1.06

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anti-dilutive stock options and restricted stock excluded from the calculation of diluted net income (loss) per share
1,682

 
791

 
785

 
648


For the three months ended September 30, 2016, the Company recorded a net loss attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited. Accordingly, the potential dilutive effect of stock options and restricted stock is anti-dilutive. As a result, basic EPS is equal to diluted EPS for the three months ended September 30, 2016.



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

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
loss on investment
securities
 
Accumulated
other
comprehensive
income
December 31, 2015
$
2,343

 
$
(1,251
)
 
$
1,092

Current period other comprehensive income (loss)
(139
)
 
1,069

 
930

September 30, 2016
$
2,204

 
$
(182
)
 
$
2,022


Note 5 -    Investment Securities

Investment securities consisted of the following (in thousands):
 
September 30, 2016
 
December 31, 2015
 
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
$
230,025

 
$
88

 
$
(194
)
 
$
229,919

 
$
243,857

 
$

 
$
(1,243
)
 
$
242,614

Commercial paper
63,592

 
2

 
(76
)
 
63,518

 
8,947

 

 
(8
)
 
8,939

U.S. government agency bonds
10,110

 

 
(2
)
 
10,108

 

 

 

 

 
$
303,727


$
90


$
(272
)

$
303,545

 
$
252,804

 
$

 
$
(1,251
)
 
$
251,553


For investments with unrealized losses as of September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, the Company has determined that it does not have the intent to sell any of these investments and it is not likely that the Company will be required to 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.

The fair values of these investment securities at September 30, 2016, by contractual maturity, are as follows (in thousands):
 
Fair value
Available-for-sale securities
 
Due in one year or less
$
225,996

Due after one year through two years
56,833

Due after two years through three years
20,716

 
$
303,545



 
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Note 6 -    Receivables, net

Receivables, net consisted of the following (in thousands): 
 
September 30,
2016
 
December 31,
2015
Casino
$
167,615

 
$
190,294

Hotel
21,174

 
20,661

Retail leases and other
38,172

 
43,989

 
226,961


254,944

Less: allowance for doubtful accounts
(49,370
)
 
(67,057
)
 
$
177,591


$
187,887


Note 7 -    Property and Equipment, net

Property and equipment, net consisted of the following (in thousands):
 
September 30,
2016
 
December 31,
2015
Land and improvements
$
827,161

 
$
804,512

Buildings and improvements
7,607,136

 
3,975,419

Furniture, fixtures and equipment
2,164,001

 
1,809,938

Leasehold interests in land
316,473

 
316,681

Airplanes
194,412

 
194,412

Construction in progress
210,264

 
3,217,117

 
11,319,447


10,318,079

Less: accumulated depreciation
(3,049,400
)
 
(2,840,601
)
 
$
8,270,047


$
7,477,478


As of December 31, 2015, construction in progress consists primarily of costs capitalized, including interest, for the construction of Wynn Palace and Wynn Boston Harbor. On August 22, 2016, the Company opened Wynn Palace. Accordingly, amounts relating to Wynn Palace were transferred to the appropriate property and equipment categories. As of September 30, 2016, construction in progress consists primarily of costs capitalized, including interest, for the construction of Wynn Boston Harbor.   


 
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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,
2016
 
December 31,
2015
Macau Related:
 
 
 
Wynn Macau Credit Facilities:
 
 
 
Senior Term Loan Facility (as amended September 2015), due September 2021; interest at LIBOR or HIBOR plus 1.50%—2.25% (2.42% and 2.08% at September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015), net of debt issuance costs and original issue discount of $29,840 at September 30, 2016 and $35,112 at December 31, 2015
$
2,276,796

 
$
2,272,200

Senior Revolving Credit Facility (as amended September 2015), due September 2020; interest at LIBOR or HIBOR plus 1.50%—2.25% (2.42% and 2.07% at September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015)
340,827

 
431,172

5 1/4% Senior Notes, due October 15, 2021, net of debt issuance costs and original issue premium of $7,012 at September 30, 2016 and $7,896 at December 31, 2015
1,342,986

 
1,342,104

WML Finance Revolving Credit Facility, due July 2018; interest at 1.50%
199,623

 

U.S. and Corporate Related:
 
 
 
Wynn America Credit Facilities:
 
 
 
Senior Term Loan Facility, due November 2020; interest at base rate plus 0.75% or LIBOR plus 1.75% (2.28% and 1.99% at September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015), net of debt issuance costs of $16,427 at September 30, 2016 and $15,712 at December 31, 2015
208,906

 
54,288

5 3/8% First Mortgage Notes, due March 15, 2022, net of debt issuance costs of $6,985 at September 30, 2016 and $7,791 at December 31, 2015
893,015

 
892,209

4 1/4% Senior Notes, due May 30, 2023, net of debt issuance costs of $2,911 at September 30, 2016 and $3,183 at December 31, 2015
497,089

 
496,817

5 1/2% Senior Notes, due March 1, 2025, net of debt issuance costs of $22,027 at September 30, 2016 and $23,527 at December 31, 2015
1,777,973

 
1,776,473

Redemption Price Promissory Note with former stockholder and related party, due February 18, 2022; interest at 2%, net of fair value adjustment of $32,802 at September 30, 2016 and $52,041 at December 31, 2015
1,903,641

 
1,884,402

 
9,440,856

 
9,149,665

Current portion of long-term debt

 

 
$
9,440,856

 
$
9,149,665


Wynn Macau Credit Facilities

The Company's credit facilities include a $2.27 billion equivalent fully funded senior secured term loan facility (the "Wynn Macau Senior Term Loan Facility") and a $750 million equivalent senior secured revolving credit facility (the "Wynn Macau Senior Revolving Credit Facility" and together with the Wynn Macau Senior Term Loan Facility, the "Wynn Macau Credit Facilities"). As of September 30, 2016, the Company had $409.2 million of available borrowing capacity under the Wynn Macau Senior Revolving Credit Facility.

On September 30, 2015, the Wynn Macau Credit Facilities were amended, to, among other things, increase borrowing capacity and extend maturity dates. In connection with the amendment, the Company expensed $2.1 million of unamortized deferred financing costs that are included in loss on extinguishment of debt in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations.

WML Finance Revolving Credit Facility
On July 18, 2016, the Company entered into a HK$1.55 billion (approximately $199.6 million) cash-collateralized revolving credit facility ("WML Finance Credit Facility") under which WML Finance I, Limited, an indirect subsidiary of WML, is the borrower. Borrowings under the WML Finance Credit Facility are in Hong Kong dollars and are used for working capital requirements and general corporate purposes.

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

The WML Finance Credit Facility matures in July 2018, at which time any outstanding borrowings must be repaid. The WML Finance Credit Facility bears interest initially at 1.50% per annum, such rate calculated as the interest rate paid by the lender as the deposit bank for the cash collateral deposited and pledged with the lender plus a margin of 0.40%. Under terms of the agreement, mandatory repayment is required upon a Change in Control or Material Adverse Effect, as defined in the agreement. As of September 30, 2016, the Company has drawn the full amount under the WML Finance Credit Facility.
On October 25, 2016, the Company amended the WML Finance Credit Facility to increase the principal amount up to HK$3.87 billion (approximately $498.9 million). The terms of borrowing for the increased principal amount under the amendment are equivalent to the terms of the original credit agreement, including the requirement for cash collateral to be deposited and pledged with the lender, and interest borne at the same rate as described above. No additional amounts have been borrowed subsequent to September 30, 2016.
Wynn America Credit Facilities

As of September 30, 2016, the Company's credit facilities include a $1.0 billion senior secured term loan facility and a $375 million senior secured revolving credit facility (the "Wynn America Credit Facilities").

On June 30, 2016, the Company amended the Wynn America Credit Facilities to extend the available borrowing period for $649.7 million of the existing $875 million senior secured term loan facility (the "WA Senior Term Loan Facility I") from June 30, 2016 to December 31, 2016. The available borrowing period for $55 million of the WA Senior Term Loan Facility I was not extended. The Company paid customary fees and expenses in connection with the amendment.

On July 1, 2016, the Company amended the Wynn America Credit Facilities to increase the WA Senior Term Loan Facility I by a principal amount of $125 million with the available borrowing period ending on December 31, 2016 (such increase, the "WA Senior Term Loan Facility II"). Once drawn, borrowings under the WA Senior Term Loan Facility II have no required scheduled repayments until maturity in November 2020. The Company expects to use the additional proceeds primarily to fund the development, construction and pre-opening expenses of Wynn Boston Harbor and for general corporate purposes. Except as described above or otherwise set forth in the amendment, the WA Senior Term Loan Facility II has substantially similar terms as the WA Senior Term Loan Facility I. The Company paid customary fees and expenses in connection with the amendment.
As of September 30, 2016, the Company has drawn $225.3 million under the Wynn America Credit Facilities with available borrowing capacity of $1.14 billion, net of $10.6 million in outstanding letters of credit.

First Mortgage Notes due 2020
On February 10, 2015, Wynn Las Vegas, LLC and Wynn Las Vegas Capital Corp., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Wynn Resorts, Limited commenced a cash tender offer for any and all of the outstanding aggregate principal amounts of the 7 7/8% First Mortgage Notes due May 1, 2020 (the "7 7/8% 2020 Notes") and the 7 3/4% First Mortgage Notes due August 15, 2020 (the "7 3/4% 2020 Notes" and together with the 7 7/8% 2020 Notes, the "2020 Notes"). The premium portion of the aggregate total consideration was $98.9 million and was recorded as a loss on extinguishment of debt in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. In connection with the cash tender, the Company expensed $17.2 million of unamortized deferred financing costs and original issue discount related to the 2020 Notes and incurred other fees of $0.1 million that are included in loss on extinguishment of debt in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.

On May 1, 2015, the Company redeemed the remaining $71.1 million principal amount of the untendered 7 7/8% 2020 Notes. The Company recorded a loss for the premium portion of the consideration of $2.8 million and expensed $1.0 million of unamortized deferred financing costs and original discount that are included in loss on extinguishment of debt in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.

On August 15, 2015, the Company redeemed the remaining $80.1 million principal amount of the untendered 7 3/4% 2020 Notes. The Company recorded a loss for the premium portion of the consideration of $3.1 million and expensed $0.8 million of unamortized deferred financing costs that are included in loss on extinguishment of debt in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.


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

Debt Covenant Compliance

As of September 30, 2016, 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, 2016 and December 31, 2015 was $7.32 billion and $6.86 billion, respectively, compared to its carrying value, excluding debt issuance costs and original issue discount and premium, of $7.62 billion and $7.36 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 - Derivative Financial Instruments

Derivative financial instruments are used to manage interest rate and foreign currency exposures. These derivative financial instruments include interest rate swaps and foreign currency forward contracts. The fair value of derivative financial instruments are recognized as assets or liabilities at each balance sheet date, with changes in fair value affecting net income (loss) as the Company's derivative financial instruments do not qualify for hedge accounting. Accordingly, changes in the fair value of derivative financial instruments are presented in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.

The Company seeks to manage its interest rate risk associated with variable rate borrowings, through balancing fixed-rate and variable-rate borrowings with the use of interest rate swaps. The Company currently has three interest rate swap agreements that convert a portion of its variable rate borrowings under the Wynn Macau Senior Term Loan Facility to a fixed rate. Under the agreements, the Company pays a fixed interest rate on notional amounts corresponding to borrowings in exchange for receipts on the same amount at a variable interest rate based on the applicable LIBOR or HIBOR at the time of payment.

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 or pay if these contracts were settled at the respective 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, 2016, interest rate swaps of $1.1 million were included in current other accrued liabilities in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. As of December 31, 2015, interest rate swaps of $0.7 million were included in other assets and $0.1 million were included in other long-term liabilities in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. These interest rate swaps mature in July 2017.

Note 10 - Related Party Transactions

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, for which the officers and directors reimburse the Company. Mr. Wynn also reimburses the Company for personal usage of aircraft (subject to a $250,000 credit per calendar year) pursuant to a time sharing agreement. 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 $0.5 million and $1.0 million as of September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively.


 
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Note 11 - 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,
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Casino
$
2,032

 
$
2,154

 
$
6,515

 
$
7,781

Rooms
66

 
83

 
224

 
232

Food and beverage
165

 
274

 
718

 
762

Entertainment, retail and other
16

 
22

 
51

 
62

General and administrative
5,769

 
6,677

 
21,348

 
21,369

Pre-opening costs
230

 
46

 
504

 
118

Total stock-based compensation expense
8,278


9,256

 
29,360

 
30,324

Total stock-based compensation capitalized
23

 
69

 
74

 
195

Total stock-based compensation costs
$
8,301


$
9,325

 
$
29,434

 
$
30,519


Note 12 - Noncontrolling Interest

On April 27, 2016, WML paid a dividend of HK$0.60 per share for a total of $401.9 million. The Company's share of this dividend was $290.1 million with a reduction of $111.8 million to noncontrolling interest in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet.

On March 31, 2015, WML paid a dividend of HK$1.05 per share for a total of $702.6 million. The Company's share of this dividend was $507.1 million with a reduction of $195.5 million to noncontrolling interest in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet.

Note 13 - Commitments and Contingencies

Cotai Development and Land Concession Contract

In May 2012, the Company finalized the land concession contract entered into by Wynn Resorts (Macau) S.A. ("Wynn Macau SA"), an indirect subsidiary of WML, Palo Real Estate Company Limited ("Palo") and the Macau government. Under the land concession contract, the Company leases from the Macau government approximately 51 acres of land on which Wynn Palace was built. The term of the land concession was 25 years from May 2, 2012, and it may be renewed with government approval for successive periods. In April 2016, the Company made the final payment on the $193.4 million land premium, including interest, as required by the land concession contract. With the completion of Wynn Palace, the Company is required to make annual lease payments of $1.1 million.

In July 2013, Wynn Macau SA and Palo, 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 construction and design of the Wynn Palace project. The general contractor was obligated to substantially complete the project in the first half of 2016 for a guaranteed maximum price of HK$20.6 billion (approximately $2.7 billion). Substantial completion of the project was achieved on August 22, 2016. As a result of, among other things, modifications to certain aspects of the scope of work and matters relating to sub-contractors engaged by the general contractor, certain differences arose between the parties in relation to their respective rights and obligations under the GMP contract, including with respect to the required date for achieving certain interim milestones and final completion, the Company's potential entitlement to receive liquidated damages for delay and to recover other costs and expenses incurred by it and the general contractor's potential entitlements to receive extensions of time for achievement of interim milestones and final completion and to receive additional payments. On October 28, 2016, the Company and the general contractor reached final agreement to resolve their differences and fully settle all claims in existence at the time among the parties under the GMP contract. Among other things, the general contractor agreed to complete all outstanding work necessary to achieve final completion and the Company agreed to an increase of the guaranteed maximum price under the GMP contract to HK$23.1 billion (approximately $3.0 billion). The Company's right to make warranty claims in the future is unaffected by the agreement. The performance of the general contractor continues to be backed by a full completion guarantee given by CIMIC Group

 
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Limited (formerly Leighton Holdings Limited), the parent company of the general contractor, as well as performance bonds for approximately 5% of the guaranteed maximum price.

As of September 30, 2016, the total Wynn Palace investment for the Company was $4.4 billion. This reflects the $300 million increase to the GMP under the GMP contract, pursuant to the agreement described above.

Litigation

In addition to the actions noted below, the Company and its 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 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 Aruze's shares, as discussed below, the 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 WML. 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 WML 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 advisor 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

 
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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 Mr. 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, 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, Mr. Wynn, and Elaine Wynn (the "Stockholders Agreement").
    
On June 19, 2012, Elaine Wynn asserted a cross claim against Mr. Wynn and Aruze seeking a declaration that (1) any and all of Elaine Wynn's duties under the Stockholders Agreement shall 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. On March 28, 2016, Elaine Wynn filed an amended cross claim which added Wynn Resorts and Wynn Resorts' General Counsel (together with Mr. Wynn, the "Wynn Cross Defendants") as cross defendants. The amended cross claim substantially repeats its earlier allegations and further alleges that Mr. Wynn engaged in acts of misconduct that, with the Wynn Cross Defendants, resulted in Mr. Wynn allegedly breaching the Stockholders Agreement and violating alleged duties under the Stockholders Agreement by preventing Elaine Wynn from being nominated and elected to serve as one of the Company's directors.  In addition to continuing to seek the declarations asserted under the original cross claim, the amended cross claim seeks an order compelling Mr. Wynn to comply with the Stockholders Agreement by assuring the nomination and election of Elaine Wynn to the Board of Directors and seeks unspecified monetary damages from Mr. Wynn and the Wynn Cross Defendants. The Wynn Cross Defendants filed motions to dismiss and a motion to sever in April 2016 and will vigorously defend against the claims asserted against them.  On May 5, 2016, the court granted Wynn Resorts' and Wynn Resorts' General Counsel's motions to dismiss and denied Mr. Wynn's motion to dismiss. On May 26, 2016, the court denied the Wynn Cross Defendants' motion to sever. Mr. Wynn is continuing to oppose Elaine Wynn's cross claim. 

The indenture for Wynn Las Vegas, LLC's 4 1/4% Senior Notes due 2023 (the "2023 Indenture") provides that if Mr. Wynn, together with certain related parties, in the aggregate beneficially owns a lesser percentage of the voting power of the outstanding common stock of the Company than is beneficially owned by any other person, a change of control will have occurred. The indenture for Wynn Las Vegas, LLC's 5 1/2% Senior Notes due 2025 (the "2025 Indenture") provides that if any event constitutes a "change of control" under the 2023 Indenture, it will constitute a change of control under the 2025 Indenture. If the Stockholders Agreement is determined not to be enforceable pursuant to Elaine Wynn's cross claim, Mr. Wynn would not beneficially own or control Elaine Wynn's shares, which could increase the likelihood that a change in control may occur under the Wynn Las Vegas debt documents. Under the 2023 Indenture and the 2025 Indenture, if (1) a change of control occurs and (2) at any time within 60 days after that occurrence, the 4 1/4% Senior Notes due 2023 or the 5 1/2% Senior Notes due 2025, as applicable, are rated below investment grade by both rating agencies that rate such notes, the Company is required to make an offer to each applicable holder to repurchase all or any part of such holder's notes at a purchase price equal to 101%

 
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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).

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 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. On November 13, 2014, the court denied the motion.

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. 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 each of February 13, 2015 and February 12, 2016, the Company issued a check for the interest payment due at those times to the clerk of the court for deposit into the clerk's trust account.

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 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.

In May 2016, Wynn Resorts filed a motion to disqualify one of Ms. Wynn's law firms and sought an injunction related to Ms. Wynn providing her attorneys with confidential and privileged information that belongs to Wynn Resorts. On June 23, 2016, the court stayed discovery as to both Ms. Wynn and the Okada Parties, pending an evidentiary hearing to be set by the court. New discovery deadlines and trial-related dates will be set after the stay is lifted. 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. 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 the Company's financial condition.

 
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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 Wynn Resorts 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. The Supreme Court of Japan dismissed the appeal as to all of the individuals (including the Company directors) in February 2016 and as to Wynn Resorts in March 2016, thus upholding the motion for dismissal of the Okada Japan Parties' defamation action against the Wynn Parties.

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.

Macau Action:

On July 3, 2015, WML announced that the Okada Parties filed a complaint in the Court of First Instance of Macau ("Macau Court") against Wynn Macau SA and certain individuals who are or were directors of Wynn Macau SA and or WML (collectively, the "Wynn Macau Parties").  The principal allegations in the lawsuit are that the redemption of the Okada Parties' shares in Wynn Resorts was improper and undervalued, that the previously disclosed payment by Wynn Macau SA to an unrelated third party in consideration of relinquishment by that party of certain rights in and to any future development on the land in Cotai where Wynn Palace is located was unlawful and that the previously disclosed donation by Wynn Resorts to the University of Macau Development Foundation was unlawful.  The plaintiffs seek dissolution of Wynn Macau SA and compensatory damages. The Okada Parties recently released one of the defendants from the lawsuit. The Macau Court has served the complaint on all of the remaining defendants and the Wynn Macau Parties filed their response on May 17, 2016.  

The Company believes these actions commenced by the Okada Parties discussed above are without merit and will vigorously defend the Wynn Macau Parties against them.  Management has determined that based on proceedings to date, it is currently unable to determine the probability of the outcome of these actions 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 Development Foundation. 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 Development Foundation.


 
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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 Development Foundation. 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 Development Foundation; 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. On July 18, 2016, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the federal court's dismissal.

The two state court actions brought by the following plaintiffs also have 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 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.


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

Massachusetts Gaming License Related Actions

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 7, 2014, the gaming license became effective.

Revere Action: On October 16, 2014, the City of Revere, the host community to the unsuccessful bidder for the same license, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 103, ("IBEW"), filed a complaint against the MGC and each of the five gaming commissioners in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, Massachusetts (the "Revere Action"). The complaint challenges the MGC's decision and alleges that the MGC failed to follow statutory requirements outlined in the Gaming Act. The complaint (1) seeks to appeal the administrative decision, (2) asserts that certiorari provides a remedy to correct errors in proceedings by an agency such as the MGC, (3) challenges the constitutionality of that section of the gaming law which bars judicial review of the MGC's decision to deny an applicant a gaming license, and (4) alleges violations of the open meeting law requirements. The court allowed Mohegan Sun ("Mohegan"), the other applicant for the Greater Boston (Region A) gaming license, to intervene in the Revere Action, and on February 23, 2015, Mohegan filed its complaint. The Mohegan complaint challenges the license award to Wynn MA, seeks judicial review of the MGC's decision, and seeks to vacate the MGC's license award to Wynn MA. On July 1, 2015, the MGC filed motions to dismiss Mohegan's and the City of Revere's complaints. Oral argument on these motions was heard on September 22, 2015. On December 3, 2015, the court granted the motion to dismiss the claims asserted in the Revere Action. Also on December 3, 2015, the court granted the motion to dismiss three of the four counts asserted by Mohegan but denied the motion as to Mohegan's certiorari claim. The City of Revere and IBEW sought immediate appellate review of the dismissal of their claims and the MGC requested immediate appellate review of the court's denial of the MGC's motion to dismiss Mohegan's certiorari claim. All three petitions for interlocutory review were denied. On April 22, 2016, the MGC filed an appeal to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ("SJC"). On May 11, 2016, the SJC granted the application. The MGC and Mohegan have submitted their written briefs and are now waiting for the SJC to schedule oral argument. The SJC has also granted, as of September 20, 2016, the City of Revere and IBEW's application for direct appellate review. The City of Revere and IBEW's written brief was due on October 11, 2016 and the MGC's brief is due on November 10, 2016.

Somerville Action: On December 4, 2014, the City of Somerville filed a complaint similar to the one in the Revere Action against the MGC and each of the five gaming commissioners in Suffolk Superior Court. The case was previously stayed at the City of Somerville's request, pending the results of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's review of Wynn MA's proposed project and the required mitigation actions. However, on July 12, 2016, the City of Somerville filed an amended complaint to add information about certain environmental filings and events over the last year. On August 22, 2016 the City of Somerville and Wynn MA entered into a Settlement Agreement and Release pursuant to which all actions among the City of Somerville, Wynn MA and the MGC were resolved. As part of that Settlement Agreement, this action has been dismissed with prejudice.

Boston Action: On January 5, 2015, the City of Boston filed a complaint against the MGC and each of the five gaming commissioners in Suffolk Superior Court for certiorari and declaratory relief in connection with the MGC's award of the license to Wynn MA. The complaint seeks to contest the MGC's decision that Boston is a surrounding community, rather than a host community to Wynn Boston Harbor. On May 20, 2015, the City of Boston filed an amended complaint requesting the court to nullify and vacate all decisions made by the MGC leading to and resulting in the MGC's license award to Wynn MA; to declare invalid the MGC's regulations regarding the arbitration of surrounding community agreements; and to issue a declaration disqualifying all gaming commissioners from further participating in the gaming licensing process for Region A. The MGC filed a motion to dismiss Boston's amended complaint. Oral argument was heard on September 22, 2015. On December 3, 2015, the court granted the MGC's motion and dismissed the City of Boston's amended complaint. In January 2016, all actions among the City of Boston, Wynn MA and the MGC were resolved through a settlement set forth in a Surrounding Community Agreement.

Wynn MA was not named in the above complaints. The MGC retained private legal representation at its own nontaxpayer-funded expense.

On August 28, 2015, the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs issued a certificate determining that Wynn MA's

 
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Second Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Report ("Report") submitted with respect to the project "adequately and properly complies" with the Massachusetts environmental and implementing regulations. On September 29, 2015, following the issuance of this certificate, the City of Boston filed a complaint against Wynn MA in Suffolk Superior Court seeking declaratory judgment that the certificate issued to Wynn MA is invalid due to an alleged failure to comply with certain provisions of the state environmental regulations and seeking to restrain Wynn MA from causing damage to the environment. All City of Boston claims have been resolved by settlement between Wynn MA and the City of Boston. In addition, on September 29, 2015, the City of Somerville filed a complaint against Wynn MA and the MGC in Suffolk Superior Court alleging that Wynn MA's Report failed to comply with certain provisions of the state environmental regulations and seeking declaratory relief with respect to the effect of the issuance of Wynn MA's gaming license. Wynn MA responded to the complaint in June 2016. As stated above, on August 22, 2016, the City of Somerville and Wynn MA entered into a Settlement Agreement and Release. As part of that Settlement Agreement, this action has been dismissed with prejudice.

On February 11, 2016, the City of Somerville filed an appeal challenging the draft waterways license ("Chapter 91 License") issued by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection ("MassDEP") on January 22, 2016, contending that it failed to conform to applicable regulations. The Chapter 91 License authorized Wynn MA's proposed remediation and redevelopment of the project site. An administrative hearing was held on June 2, 2016.  On July 15, 2016, MassDEP's Office of Appeals and Dispute Resolution issued a recommended final decision approving Wynn MA's Chapter 91 License, subject to certain conditions.  The recommended final decision was adopted by MassDEP's Commissioner on July 22, 2016, with minor modifications. On August 3, 2016, MassDEP issued the final Chapter 91 License to Wynn MA. As a result of the final issuance, Wynn MA has commenced construction activities. As stated above, on August 22, 2016, the City of Somerville and Wynn MA entered into a Settlement Agreement and Release. As part of that Settlement Agreement, the City of Somerville and Wynn MA agreed not to seek judicial review of the Commissioner's Final Decision in the Chapter 91 appeal.

Note 14 - Income Taxes

For the three months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, the Company recorded a tax expense of $0.1 million and $7.4 million, respectively. For the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, the Company recorded a tax expense of $1.1 million and $23.9 million, respectively. The Company's income tax expense for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 is primarily related to changes in the domestic valuation allowance for U.S. foreign tax credits ("FTCs").

Since June 30, 2010, the Company no longer considers its portion of the tax earnings and profits of WML to be permanently invested. The Company has not provided deferred U.S. income taxes or foreign withholding taxes on temporary differences as U.S. FTCs should be sufficient to eliminate any U.S. federal income tax in the event of repatriation. For the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, the Company recognized income tax benefits related to excess tax deductions associated with stock compensation costs of $0.2 million and $0.7 million, respectively.

In assessing the need for a valuation allowance, the Company relies solely on the reversal of net taxable temporary differences. The valuation allowance for FTCs was determined by scheduling the existing U.S. taxable temporary differences that are expected to reverse and result in foreign source income during the 10-year FTC carryover period.

Wynn Macau SA has received a 5-year exemption from Macau's Complementary Tax on casino gaming profits through December 31, 2020. For the three months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, the Company was exempt from the payment of $2.2 million and $8.7 million, respectively, in such taxes. For the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, the Company was exempt from the payment of such taxes totaling $23.1 million and $32.6 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 2011, Wynn Macau SA entered into an agreement with the Macau government that provides for an annual payment of 15.5 million Macau patacas (approximately $1.9 million) as complementary tax due by shareholders on dividend distributions. This agreement on dividends was effective through December 31, 2015. In August 2016, Wynn Macau SA received an extension of the agreement for an additional five years applicable to tax years 2016 through 2020.  The extension agreement provides for an annual payment of 12.8 million Macau patacas (approximately $1.6 million).

The Company has participated in the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") Compliance Assurance Program ("CAP") for the 2013 through 2015 tax years and will continue to participate in the IRS CAP for the 2016 tax year. In February 2016, the IRS completed an examination of the 2014 U.S. tax return and had no changes.


 
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In April 2016, the Financial Services Bureau commenced an examination of the 2011 and 2012 Macau income tax returns of Palo. In June 2016, the Financial Services Bureau concluded its examination with no changes.

Note 15 - Segment Information

The Company reviews the results of operations for each of its operating segments. Wynn Macau and Encore at Wynn Macau are managed as a single integrated resort and have been aggregated as one reportable segment ("Wynn Macau"). Wynn Palace is presented as one reportable segment and combined with Wynn Macau (collectively, "Macau Operations") for geographical presentation. Wynn Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn Las Vegas are managed as a single integrated resort and have been aggregated as one reportable segment ("Las Vegas Operations"). The Company identifies each resort as a reportable segment considering operations within each resort have similar economic characteristics, type of customers, types of services and products, the regulatory environment of the operations and the Company's organizational and management reporting structure. The Company also reviews construction and development activities for each of its projects under development, in addition to its reportable segments.

In the following tables, the assets of Wynn Boston Harbor are included in Corporate and Other. Other Macau primarily represents the Company's Macau holding company. The following tables present the Company's segment information (in thousands):

 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
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Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Net revenues
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Macau Operations:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wynn Macau
$
518,094

 
$
585,116

 
$
1,765,652

 
$
1,907,425

Wynn Palace
164,625

 

 
164,625

 

              Total Macau Operations
682,719

 
585,116

 
1,930,277

 
1,907,425

    Las Vegas Operations
427,103

 
411,169

 
1,235,587

 
1,221,556

Total
$
1,109,822

 
$
996,285

 
$
3,165,864

 
$
3,128,981

Adjusted Property EBITDA (1)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Macau Operations:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wynn Macau
$
151,009

 
$
162,822

 
$
532,643

 
$
548,555

Wynn Palace
25,547

 

 
25,547

 

              Total Macau Operations
176,556

 
162,822

 
558,190

 
548,555

    Las Vegas Operations
128,879

 
117,069

 
360,193

 
349,783

Total
305,435

 
279,891

 
918,383

 
898,338

Other operating costs and expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pre-opening costs
70,778

 
19,467

 
150,496

 
52,433

Depreciation and amortization
106,467

 
80,649

 
264,187

 
245,428

Property charges and other
18,514

 
987

 
31,366

 
3,963

Corporate expenses and other
24,697

 
16,806

 
60,694

 
59,286

Stock-based compensation
8,048

 
9,210

 
28,856

 
30,206

Equity in income (loss) from unconsolidated affiliates

 
(2
)
 
16

 
68

Total other operating costs and expenses
228,504

 
127,117

 
535,615

 
391,384

Operating income
76,931

 
152,774

 
382,768

 
506,954

Non-operating income and expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest income
3,678

 
1,465

 
9,940

 
4,655

Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized
(79,669
)
 
(74,079
)
 
(193,698
)
 
(227,298
)
Change in interest rate swap fair value
1,168

 
(1,287
)
 
(1,693
)
 
(7,010
)
(Increase) decrease in Redemption Note fair value
(22,218
)
 
47,488

 
(19,239
)
 
47,488

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 
(5,971
)
 

 
(126,004
)
Equity in income (loss) from unconsolidated affiliates

 
(2
)
 
16

 
68

Other
899

 
459

 
(1,046
)
 
1,790

Total other non-operating income and expenses
(96,142
)
 
(31,927
)
 
(205,720
)
 
(306,311
)
Income (loss) before income taxes
(19,211
)
 
120,847

 
177,048

 
200,643

Provision for income taxes
(120
)
 
(7,418
)
 
(1,145
)
 
(23,913
)
Net income (loss)
(19,331
)
 
113,429

 
175,903

 
176,730

Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest
1,894

 
(17,219
)
 
(47,728
)
 
(68,661
)
Net income (loss) attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited
$
(17,437
)
 
$
96,210

 
$
128,175

 
$
108,069

 
(1)
"Adjusted Property EBITDA" is net income (loss) before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, pre-opening costs, property charges and other, management and license fees, corporate expenses and other (including intercompany golf course and water rights leases), stock-based compensation, loss on extinguishment of debt, change in interest rate swap fair value, change in Redemption Note fair value and other non-operating income and expenses, and includes equity in income (loss) 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

 
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segments and to compare the operating performance of its properties with those of its competitors, as well as a basis for determining certain incentive compensation. 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. 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 measures of net income (loss), Adjusted Property EBITDA does not include depreciation or interest expense and therefore does 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.
 
September 30,
2016
 
December 31,
2015
Assets
 
 
 
Macau Operations:
 
 
 
Wynn Macau
$
1,173,104

 
$
1,331,312

Wynn Palace
4,346,063

 
3,439,041

Other Macau
28,886

 
570,959

              Total Macau Operations
5,548,053

 
5,341,312

Las Vegas Operations
3,139,847

 
3,145,713

Corporate and other
2,238,044

 
1,972,134

Total
$
10,925,944

 
$
10,459,159


Note 16 - Subsequent Event
    
On November 2, 2016, the Company announced a cash dividend of $0.50 per share, payable on November 29, 2016 to stockholders of record as of November 17, 2016.




 
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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, 2015. 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 (integrated resorts). In the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China ("Macau"), we own approximately 72% of Wynn Macau, Limited ("WML") and we operate the integrated Wynn Macau and Encore at Wynn Macau resort and the Wynn Palace resort, both of which are owned by an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of WML. In Las Vegas, Nevada, we own 100% of and operate Wynn Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn Las Vegas resort, which we refer to as our Las Vegas Operations. We are also developing Wynn Boston Harbor, an integrated casino resort in Everett, Massachusetts.

Macau Operations

We operate Wynn Macau | Encore and Wynn Palace under a 20-year casino concession agreement granted by the Macau government in June 2002. We lease from the Macau government approximately 16 acres of land in downtown Macau's inner harbor where Wynn Macau | Encore is located and 51 acres of land in the Cotai area of Macau, where Wynn Palace is located.

Wynn Macau | Encore features the following as of October 15, 2016:

Approximately 284,000 square feet of casino space, offering 24-hour gaming and a full range of games with 267 table games and 862 slot machines, private gaming salons, sky casinos and a poker pit;
Two luxury hotel towers with a total of 1,008 guest rooms and suites;
Eight food and beverage outlets;
Approximately 57,000 square feet of high-end, brand-name retail shopping;
Approximately 31,000 square feet of lounge and meeting facilities;
Recreation and leisure facilities, including two health clubs, spas, a salon and a pool; and
A rotunda show featuring a Chinese zodiac-inspired ceiling along with gold "prosperity tree" and "dragon of fortune" attractions.

Wynn Palace features the following as of October 15, 2016:

Approximately 500,000 square feet of casino space, offering 24-hour gaming and a full range of games with 346 table games and 1,082 slot machines, including private gaming salons and sky casinos;
A luxury hotel with a total of 1,706 guest rooms, suites and villas;
10 food and beverage outlets;
Approximately 105,000 square feet of high-end, brand-name retail shopping;
Approximately 40,000 square feet of lounge and meeting facilities;
Recreation and leisure facilities, including a gondola ride, health club, spa, salon and pool; and
Public attractions including a performance lake and floral art displays.

In response to our evaluation of our Macau Operations and our commitment to creating a unique customer experience, we have made and expect to continue to make enhancements and refinements to these resorts.

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,

 
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a portion of which is utilized for employee parking and an office building, and approximately five acres adjacent to the golf course on which an office building is located.

Wynn Las Vegas | Encore features the following as of October 15, 2016:

Approximately 194,000 square feet of casino space, offering 24-hour gaming and a full range of games with 235 table games and 1,901 slot machines, 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 guest rooms, suites and villas;
33 food and beverage outlets;
Approximately 99,000 square feet of high-end, brand-name retail shopping;
Approximately 290,000 square feet of meeting and convention space;
Three nightclubs and a beach club;
Recreation and leisure facilities, including an 18-hole golf course, swimming pools, private cabanas, two full service spas and salons, and a wedding chapel; and
A specially designed theater presenting "Le Rêve-The Dream," a water-based theatrical production and a theater presenting "Steve Wynn's ShowStoppers," a Broadway-style entertainment production.

In response to our evaluation of our Las Vegas Operations and our commitment to creating a unique customer experience, we have made and expect to continue to make enhancements and refinements to this resort.

In October 2015, we closed the Ferrari and Maserati automobile dealership inside Wynn Las Vegas. We are in the process of replacing the dealership and adjacent space with more than 75,000 square feet of additional high-end, brand-name retail space, which we expect to open in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Development projects

In November 2014, the Company was awarded a gaming license to develop and construct Wynn Boston Harbor, an integrated resort in Everett, Massachusetts, adjacent to Boston. Wynn Boston Harbor will be located on a 33-acre site along the Mystic River and will contain a hotel, a waterfront boardwalk, meeting space, casino space, a spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets. The total project budget, including construction costs, capitalized interest, pre-opening expenses and land costs, is estimated to be between $1.9 billion and $2.1 billion. During the quarter, we commenced construction activities and continue with site remediation and site preparation. We expect to open Wynn Boston Harbor in the first half of 2019.

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

Certain key operating measures specific to the gaming industry are included in our discussion of our operational performance for the periods for which Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations are presented. Below are definitions of these key operating measures discussed:

Table drop for our Macau Operations is the amount of cash that is deposited in a gaming table's drop box plus cash chips purchased at the casino cage.
Table drop for our Las Vegas Operations 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 Macau Operations' VIP program.
Table games win is the amount of table drop or turnover that is retained and recorded as casino revenues.
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 revenues.
Average daily rate ("ADR") is calculated by dividing total room revenues,