SOURCE: ClubCorp Holdings Inc.

ClubCorp Holdings Inc.

February 24, 2016 16:15 ET

ClubCorp Reports Record Full Year and Fourth Quarter Results, Publishes 2016 Outlook and Announces $50 Million Share Repurchase Program

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - February 24, 2016) -

  • Full-year revenue was $1.1 billion, up 19.1%, while adjusted EBITDA was $233.7 million, up 19.0%
  • Fourth quarter revenue was $331.7 million, up 9.6%, while adjusted EBITDA was $79.6 million, up 14.8%
  • ClubCorp anticipates 2016 adjusted EBITDA to be between $242 and $252 million
  • ClubCorp's Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase up to $50 million of its common stock by December 31, 2017

ClubCorp -- The World Leader in Private Clubs® (NYSE: MYCC) -- announces financial results for its fiscal-year 2015 fourth quarter ended December 29, 2015. The fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 and fiscal 2014 consisted of 16 weeks. Year-to-date results of fiscal 2015 and fiscal 2014 consisted of 52 weeks. All growth percentages refer to year-over-year progress.

Fourth Quarter Results:

  • Revenue increased $29.1 million, or 9.6%, to $331.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2015.
  • Adjusted EBITDA (1) increased $10.2 million to $79.6 million, up 14.8%, driven by higher revenue and improved margin performance across both same-store and new and recently acquired clubs.
  • Same Store Clubs. Same-store revenue was up $7.1 million, up 2.7%, driven primarily by higher dues revenue, record private events revenue, and improved golf operations revenue. Same-store adjusted EBITDA grew $5.9 million, up 8.0%, due to increased revenue and favorable operating expenses as a percentage of revenue.
  • New or Acquired Clubs.(2) New clubs opened or acquired in 2014 and 2015 contributed revenue of $61.0 million and adjusted EBITDA of $18.4 million.

Full Year 2015 Results:

  • Revenue increased $168.7 million to $1,052.9 million, up 19.1%, reflecting solid same-store revenue growth, and the addition of Sequoia Golf and several other recently acquired clubs.
  • Adjusted EBITDA (1) increased $37.3 million to $233.7 million, up 19.0%, driven by an increase in dues and food & beverage revenue and favorable operating expenses as a percentage of revenue at same-store clubs, and additional revenue contribution from new and recently acquired clubs.
  • Same Store Clubs. Same-store revenue was up $20.5 million, up 2.5%, driven primarily by higher dues revenue up 3.7% and food & beverage revenue up 3.2%, offset by golf operations revenue down 0.2%. Same-store adjusted EBITDA grew $14.3 million, up 6.3%. For the full-year, same-store golf and country clubs (GCC) and business, sports and alumni clubs (BSA) adjusted EBITDA margins increased 110 basis points in each segment to 30.6% and 20.5%, respectively.
  • New or Acquired Clubs.(2) New clubs opened or acquired in 2014 and 2015 contributed revenue $186.4 million and adjusted EBITDA of $44.6 million.

2015 Fourth Quarter and Year to Date Summary:

(Unaudited financial information)

                       
    Fourth quarter ended         Year ended        
(In thousands, except for membership data)   December 29,
2015
(16 weeks)
    December 30,
2014
(16 weeks)
    %
Change
  December 29,
2015
(52 weeks)
    December 30,
2014
(52 weeks)
    %
Change
 
                                           
Total Revenue   $ 331,688     $ 302,539     9.6 %   $ 1,052,867     $ 884,155     19.1 %
                                           
Adjusted EBITDA (1)                                          
  Golf and Country Clubs   $ 81,305     $ 70,175     15.9 %   $ 246,111     $ 203,191     21.1 %
  Business, Sports and Alumni Clubs   $ 16,949     $ 14,756     14.9 %   $ 39,641     $ 34,954     13.4 %
  Other (3)   $ (18,615 )   $ (15,535 )   (19.8 )%   $ (52,090 )   $ (41,822 )   (24.6 )%
Adjusted EBITDA (1)   $ 79,639     $ 69,396     14.8 %   $ 233,662     $ 196,323     19.0 %
                                           
Total Club Memberships, excluding managed clubs                         172,939       168,173     2.8 %
                                           

Quotes:

  • Eric Affeldt, president and chief executive officer: "We delivered another year of record revenues and adjusted EBITDA and are positioned for excellent results again in 2016. The fundamentals of our business remain intact and continue to support our growth and investment strategies, which have driven five consecutive years of solid growth in both revenue and adjusted EBITDA, with our investments in reinventions and acquisitions delivering positive NPV returns in 2015. Our Board and management remain dedicated to a balanced approach of capital allocation aligned with the Company's growth strategy and focused on building long-term shareholder value. This approach is reflected in our plans to continue investing in our business. To that end, our Board has authorized, for the first time, a share repurchase program of up to $50 million of our stock over the next two years."
  • Curt McClellan, chief financial officer: "Our strong results not only speak to the stability of our membership model, but also the strength and steadiness of our cash flows. Since 2010, we've grown revenues by 53% and adjusted EBITDA by 56% and, in 2015, we delivered full-year revenue and adjusted EBITDA growth that was north of 19%, despite a 100-year rain event in Texas. During 2015, we acquired nine new clubs, signed two management contracts, and completed reinventions at 21 clubs, and we saw adoption of our O.N.E. offering increase to 50% and private events revenue reach an all-time record. We are pleased that the strength and stability of our cash flow is allowing us to support our growth strategies as well as the repurchase program and our current dividend of $0.52 a share, which represents an almost 5% dividend yield at today's stock price."

Segment Highlights:

Golf and country clubs (GCC):

  • Fourth quarter, GCC revenue was up $24.8 million to $259.9 million, up 10.6%.
  • Fourth quarter, GCC adjusted EBITDA increased $11.1 million to $81.3 million, up 15.9%, and GCC adjusted EBITDA margin increased 140 basis points to 31.3%.
  • Fourth quarter, GCC same-store revenue increased $4.0 million, up 2.0%, driven by increases across all three major revenue streams: dues up 3.3%, food & beverage up 2.1%, and golf operations up 1.1%.
  • Fourth quarter, GCC same-store adjusted EBITDA increased $4.1 million, up 7.0%, due largely to increased revenue, and favorable cost of sales and variable payroll expenses as a percentage of revenue. Additionally, GCC same-store adjusted EBITDA margin improved 150 basis points to 31.5%.
  • Clubs acquired in 2014 and 2015 contributed fourth quarter, GCC revenue of $58.5 million and GCC adjusted EBITDA of $17.9 million.
  • Full-year 2015, GCC revenue was up 21.3% to $842.6 million, while GCC adjusted EBITDA was up 21.1% to $246.1 million. For the full-year, GCC adjusted EBITDA margin was flat at 29.2%.

Business, sports and alumni clubs (BSA):

  • Fourth quarter, BSA revenue was up $4.0 million to $67.8 million, up 6.2%.
  • Fourth quarter, BSA adjusted EBITDA increased $2.2 million to $16.9 million, up 14.9%, and BSA adjusted EBITDA margin increased 190 basis points to 25.0%.
  • Fourth quarter, BSA same-store revenue increased $3.1 million to $65.2 million, up 5.0%, driven by increases in dues revenue and record private events revenue.
  • Fourth quarter, BSA same-store adjusted EBITDA increased $1.8 million to $16.5 million, up 11.9% due largely to increased dues and food & beverage revenue, and favorable cost of sales and variable payroll expenses as a percentage of revenue. Additionally, BSA same-store adjusted EBITDA margin improved 160 basis points to 25.3%.
  • New clubs opened in 2014 contributed fourth quarter, BSA revenue of $2.6 million and BSA adjusted EBITDA of $0.5 million.
  • Full-year 2015, BSA revenue was up 6.4% to $195.3 million, while BSA adjusted EBITDA was up 13.4% to $39.6 million. For the full-year, BSA adjusted EBITDA margin improved 130 basis points to 20.3%.

Other Data:

  • O.N.E. and Other Upgrades. As of December 29, 2015, approximately 50% of our memberships were enrolled in O.N.E. or similar upgrade programs, as compared to approximately 39% of our memberships that were enrolled in similar upgrade programs as of December 30, 2014. As of December 29, 2015, the Company offered O.N.E. at 152 clubs.
  • Reinvention. During 2015, the Company completed reinventions at 21 existing and recently acquired clubs. In total, for 2016, the Company expects ROI expansion capital to be approximately $41 million. In 2016, ClubCorp plans to invest approximately $21 million on 11 same-store clubs and $20 million on recently acquired clubs.
  • Acquisitions. In 2015, ClubCorp acquired nine clubs, these include: Ravinia Green Country Club and Rolling Green Country Club, just north of Chicago, Illinois; Bermuda Run Country Club in Bermuda Run, North Carolina; Brookfield Country Club in Roswell, Georgia; Firethorne Country Club in Marvin, North Carolina; Ford's Colony Country Club in Williamsburg, Virginia; Temple Hills Country Club in Franklin, Tennessee; The Legacy Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida and Bernardo Heights Country Club in North Country San Diego, California. The Legacy Golf Club is a public golf course that was subsequently sold in November of 2015. Additionally, in 2016, ClubCorp recently purchased Marsh Creek Country Club in St. Augustine, Florida. As of December 29, 2015, ClubCorp owns or operates 158 golf and country clubs representing approximately 200 18-hole equivalents, of which 10 are managed clubs. Additionally, the Company owns or operates 49 business, sports and alumni clubs, of which three are managed clubs.
  • Membership. Membership totals exclude membership count from managed clubs. As of December 29, 2015, total memberships increased 4,766 to 172,939, up 2.8%, over memberships at December 30, 2014. Same-store GCC memberships increased 0.4%, and total GCC memberships increased 4.3%. Same-store BSA memberships declined 1.2%, while total BSA memberships decreased 0.1%.
  • Levered Free Cash Flow.(1) Levered free cash flow over the last four quarters was $104.9 million, a decrease from $109.8 million a year ago.
  • Texas. Additional data on clubs the Company owns and operates in Texas is available in the Company's earnings presentation that can be found online at ir.clubcorp.com.

Company Outlook:

The following guidance is based on current management expectations. All financial guidance amounts are estimates and subject to change, including as a result of matters discussed under the "Forward-Looking Statements" cautionary language which follows, and the Company undertakes no duty to update its guidance. For fiscal year 2016, the Company anticipates revenue in the range of $1,085 to $1,105 million and adjusted EBITDA in the range of $242 million to $252 million. The current outlook implies year-over-year revenue growth of 3-5% and year-over-year adjusted EBITDA growth of 4-8%.

Stock Repurchase:

The board of directors of ClubCorp has authorized the Company to repurchase up $50 million of its common stock, commencing the first quarter 2016. The repurchase program is expected to be executed over two years, and is expected to be executed from time to time, subject to general business and market conditions and other investment opportunities, through open market or privately negotiated transactions, including through Rule 10b5-1.

About ClubCorp Holdings:

Since its founding in 1957, Dallas-based ClubCorp has operated with the central purpose of Building Relationships and Enriching Lives®. ClubCorp is a leading owner-operator of private golf and country clubs and private business clubs in North America. ClubCorp owns or operates a portfolio of over 200 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs, and alumni clubs in 26 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries that serve over 430,000 members, with approximately 20,000 peak-season employees. ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MYCC). ClubCorp properties include: Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, California); The Woodlands Country Club (The Woodlands, Texas); Capital Club Beijing; and Metropolitan Club Chicago. You can find ClubCorp on Facebook at facebook.com/clubcorp and on Twitter at @ClubCorp.

Conference Call:

The Company's earnings presentation is available at ir.clubcorp.com. The Company will hold a conference call on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. CST (5:30 p.m. EST) to discuss its fourth quarter 2015 financial results. The conference call will be broadcast live and can be accessed via the Company's website at ir.clubcorp.com. To participate in the teleconference, please call in a few minutes before the start time: (877) 201-0168 for U.S. callers and (647) 788-4901 for international callers and reference the ClubCorp fourth quarter conference call (confirmation code 45960369) when prompted. For those unable to participate in the live call, a replay of the call will be available at ir.clubcorp.com.

Statement Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures

EBITDA is defined as net income before interest expense, income taxes, interest and investment income, and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA plus or minus impairments, gain or loss on disposition and acquisition of assets, losses from discontinued operations, loss on extinguishment of debt, non-cash and other adjustments, equity-based compensation expense and an acquisition adjustment. The acquisition adjustment to revenues and Adjusted EBITDA within each segment represents estimated deferred revenue using current membership life estimates related to initiation payments that would have been recognized in the applicable period but for the application of purchase accounting. Adjusted EBITDA is based on the definition of Consolidated EBITDA as defined in the credit agreement governing the Secured Credit Facilities and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

In addition to Adjusted EBITDA, we are providing a Levered Free Cash Flow (FCF) metric as an additional non-GAAP measure. We believe a FCF metric aids investors in their evaluation of the Company's ability to generate cash, and determine the amount of capital available for general corporate purposes including, but not limited to discretionary growth CAPEX (e.g., reinventions or acquisitions), or cash dividends.

This earnings release and accompanying financial tables include supplemental non-GAAP financial measures titled Adjusted EBITDA and Levered Free Cash Flow. Adjusted EBITDA and Levered Free Cash Flow are not determined in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered in isolation, more meaningful than or as a substitute for a measure of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP and are not indicative of net income or loss as determined under GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations that should be considered before used as measures to evaluate the Company's financial performance. Adjusted EBITDA and Levered Free Cash Flow, as presented, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies due to varying methods of calculation.

The financial statement tables that accompany this press release include a reconciliation of historical non-GAAP financial measures to the applicable and most comparable GAAP financial measure. The Company has not reconciled Adjusted EBITDA guidance included in this press release to the most directly comparable GAAP measure because this cannot be done without unreasonable effort.

Special Note on Forward-Looking Statements

In addition to historical information, this press release contains statements relating to future results (including certain projections and business trends) that are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which are subject to the "safe harbor" created by those sections. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to current or historical facts and often include words such as "may", "should", "expect", "intend", "will", "estimate", "anticipate", "believe", "predict", "potential" or "continue", or the negatives of these terms or variations of them or similar terminology in this press release and any attachment to identify forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical facts included in this press release, including statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, beliefs, business strategies, future events, business conditions, results of operations, financial position and business outlook, earnings guidance, business trends and other information are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts, and are based upon current expectations, estimates and projections, and various assumptions, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and beyond management's control. All expectations, beliefs and projections are expressed in good faith and the Company believes there is a reasonable basis for them. However, there can be no assurance that management's expectations, beliefs and projections will result or be achieved and actual results may vary materially from what is expressed in or indicated by the forward-looking statements.

These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this press release, including among others: various factors beyond management's control adversely affecting discretionary spending, membership count and facility usage and other risks, uncertainties and factors set forth in the sections entitled "Risk Factors" and "Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2014 and "Risk Factors" and "Forward-Looking Statements" in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 8, 2015.

Although the Company believes that these statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it cannot guarantee future results and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management's opinions only as of the date of this press release. There can be no assurance that (i) the Company has correctly measured or identified all of the factors affecting its business or the extent of these factors' likely impact, (ii) the available information with respect to these factors on which such analysis is based is complete or accurate, (iii) such analysis is correct or (iv) the Company's strategy, which is based in part on this analysis, will be successful. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect new information or events or circumstances that occur after the date of this press release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or otherwise. Readers are advised to review the Company's filings with the SEC (which are available from the SEC's EDGAR database at www.sec.gov and via the Company's website at ir.clubcorp.com/SEC).

Statement Regarding Definitions and Financial Measures

The definitions and basis of presentation for financial measures used in this press release, including EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and same-store measures, are discussed more fully in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2014 and in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 8, 2015. This press release should be read in conjunction with such Annual Report and Quarterly Report.

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Notes:

(1) This press release includes metrics entitled Adjusted EBITDA and Levered Free Cash Flow that are not calculated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. ("GAAP"). See the "Statement Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures" section of this press release for the definition of Adjusted EBITDA and Levered Free Cash Flow and the reconciliation later in this press release to the most comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP.

(2) New or Acquired Clubs include those clubs that the Company is currently operating as of December 29, 2015, that were opened, acquired or added under management agreements in the fiscal year ended December 29, 2015 and the fiscal year ended December 30, 2014 consisting of: The Clubs of Prestonwood, Tournament Players Club ("TPC") Michigan, TPC Piper Glen, Baylor Club, Oro Valley Country Club, River Run Golf & Country Club, Sequoyah National Golf Club, Ravinia Green Country Club, Rolling Green Country Club, Bermuda Run Country Club, Brookfield Country Club, Firethorne Country Club, Temple Hills Country Club, Ford's Colony Country Club, Bernardo Heights Country Club, Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club, West Lake Mansion at Meilu Legend Hotel and 30 owned golf and country clubs, three leased golf and country clubs, six managed golf and country clubs and one leased sports club acquired through the Sequoia Golf acquisition.

(3) Other consists of other business activities including ancillary revenues related to alliance arrangements, a portion of the revenue associated with upgrade offerings, reimbursements for certain costs of operations at managed clubs, corporate overhead expenses and shared services.

(Financial Tables Follow)

 
CLUBCORP HOLDINGS, INC.
SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA-GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUBS (GCC)
(In thousands, except for memberships, dues per average same-store membership,
 revenue per average same-store membership and percentages)
(Unaudited financial information)
                         
    Fourth quarter ended           Year ended        
GCC   December 29,
2015
(16 weeks)
    December 30,
2014
(16 weeks)
    %
Change
(1)
    December 29,
2015
(52 weeks)
    December 30,
2014
(52 weeks)
    %
Change
(1)
 
                                             
Same Store Clubs                                            
  Revenue                                            
    Dues   $ 98,365     $ 95,192     3.3 %   $ 316,939     $ 305,790     3.6 %
    Food and Beverage     48,568       47,546     2.1 %     152,617       149,374     2.2 %
    Golf Operations     41,290       40,849     1.1 %     144,385       144,619     (0.2 )%
    Other     13,175       13,783     (4.4 )%     48,267       49,756     (3.0 )%
  Revenue   $ 201,398     $ 197,370     2.0 %   $ 662,208     $ 649,539     2.0 %
  Club operating costs and expenses exclusive of depreciation   $ 137,991     $ 138,103     (0.1 )%   $ 459,899     $ 457,792     0.5 %
  Adjusted EBITDA   $ 63,407     $ 59,267     7.0 %   $ 202,309     $ 191,747     5.5 %
  Adjusted EBITDA Margin     31.5 %     30.0 %   150 bps       30.6 %     29.5 %   110 bps  
                                             
New or Acquired Clubs (2)                                            
  Revenue                                            
    Dues   $ 29,231     $ 16,657     NM     $ 88,393     $ 20,106     NM  
    Food and Beverage     12,626       7,404     NM       38,760       9,252     NM  
    Golf Operations     12,863       8,541     NM       41,778       10,459     NM  
    Other     3,737       5,041     NM       11,483       5,324     NM  
 Revenue   $ 58,457     $ 37,643     NM     $ 180,414     $ 45,141     NM  
 Club operating costs and expenses exclusive of depreciation   $ 40,559     $ 26,735     NM     $ 136,612     $ 33,697     NM  
 Adjusted EBITDA   $ 17,898     $ 10,908     NM     $ 43,802     $ 11,444     NM  
                                             
Total Golf and Country Clubs                                            
  Revenue   $ 259,855     $ 235,013     10.6 %   $ 842,622     $ 694,680     21.3 %
  Club operating costs and expenses exclusive of depreciation   $ 178,550     $ 164,838     8.3 %   $ 596,511     $ 491,489     21.4 %
  Adjusted EBITDA   $ 81,305     $ 70,175     15.9 %   $ 246,111     $ 203,191     21.1 %
  Adjusted EBITDA Margin     31.3 %     29.9 %   140 bps       29.2 %     29.2 %   0 bps  
                                             
Same-store memberships, excluding managed club memberships     85,193       84,884     0.4 %     85,193       84,884     0.4 %
Same-store average membership, excluding managed club memberships (3)     85,838       85,724     0.1 %     85,039       84,206     1.0 %
Dues per average same-store membership, excluding managed club memberships (4)   $ 1,146     $ 1,110     3.2 %   $ 3,727     $ 3,631     2.6 %
Revenue per average same-store membership, excluding managed club memberships (4)   $ 2,346     $ 2,302     1.9 %   $ 7,787     $ 7,714     0.9 %
                                             
(1)   Percentage changes that are not meaningful are denoted by "NM."
     
(2)   New or Acquired Clubs include those clubs that the Company is currently operating as of December 29, 2015, that were acquired, opened or added under management agreements during the fiscal years ended December 29, 2015 and December 30, 2014 consisting of: The Clubs of Prestonwood, Tournament Players Club ("TPC") Michigan, TPC Piper Glen, Oro Valley Country Club, River Run Golf & Country Club, Sequoyah National Golf Club, Ravinia Green Country Club, Rolling Green Country Club, Bermuda Run Country Club, Brookfield Country Club, Firethorne Country Club, Temple Hills Country Club, Ford's Colony Country Club, Bernardo Heights Country Club, Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club and 30 owned golf and country clubs, three leased golf and country clubs and six managed golf and country clubs acquired through the Sequoia Golf acquisition.
     
(3)   Same-store average membership, excluding managed club memberships, is calculated using the same-store membership count, excluding managed clubs, at the beginning and end of the period indicated.
     
(4)   Same-store dues or revenue divided by same-store average membership, excluding managed club memberships.
     
     
   
CLUBCORP HOLDINGS, INC.  
SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA-BUSINESS, SPORTS AND ALUMNI CLUBS (BSA)  
(In thousands, except for memberships, dues per average same-store membership,  
revenue per average same-store membership and percentages)  
(Unaudited financial information)  
   
    Fourth quarter ended           Year ended        
BSA   December 29,
2015
(16 weeks)
    December 30,
2014
(16 weeks)
    %
Change
(1)
    December 29,
2015
(52 weeks)
    December 30,
2014
(52 weeks)
    %
Change
(1)
 
                                             
Same Store Clubs                                            
  Revenue                                            
    Dues   $ 24,886     $ 24,148     3.1 %   $ 80,753     $ 77,779     3.8 %
    Food and Beverage     37,041       34,727     6.7 %     97,479       92,905     4.9 %
    Other     3,284       3,242     1.3 %     11,148       10,857     2.7 %
Revenue   $ 65,211     $ 62,117     5.0 %   $ 189,380     $ 181,541     4.3 %
Club operating costs and expenses exclusive of depreciation   $ 48,740     $ 47,398     2.8 %   $ 150,494     $ 146,347     2.8 %
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 16,471     $ 14,719     11.9 %   $ 38,886     $ 35,194     10.5 %
Adjusted EBITDA Margin     25.3 %     23.7 %   160 bps       20.5 %     19.4 %   110 bps  
                                             
New or Acquired Clubs (2)                                            
Revenue   $ 2,578     $ 1,711     NM     $ 5,951     $ 2,105     NM  
Club operating costs and expenses exclusive of depreciation   $ 2,100     $ 1,674     NM     $ 5,196     $ 2,345     NM  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 478     $ 37     NM     $ 755     $ (240 )   NM  
                                             
Total Business, Sports and Alumni Clubs                                            
  Revenue   $ 67,789     $ 63,828     6.2 %   $ 195,331     $ 183,646     6.4 %
  Club operating costs and expenses exclusive of depreciation   $ 50,840     $ 49,072     3.6 %   $ 155,690     $ 148,692     4.7 %
  Adjusted EBITDA   $ 16,949     $ 14,756     14.9 %   $ 39,641     $ 34,954     13.4 %
  Adjusted EBITDA Margin     25.0 %     23.1 %   190 bps       20.3 %     19.0 %   130 bps  
                                             
Same-store memberships, excluding managed club memberships     54,402       55,064     (1.2 )%     54,402       55,064     (1.2 )%
Same-store average membership, excluding managed club memberships (3)     54,446       55,173     (1.3 )%     54,733       54,899     (0.3 )%
Dues per average same-store membership, excluding managed club memberships (4)   $ 457     $ 438     4.3 %   $ 1,475     $ 1,417     4.1 %
Revenue per average same-store membership, excluding managed club memberships (4)   $ 1,198     $ 1,126     6.4 %   $ 3,460     $ 3,307     4.6 %
                                             
                                             
(1)   Percentage changes that are not meaningful are denoted by "NM."
     
(2)   New or Acquired Clubs include those clubs that the Company is currently operating as of December 29, 2015, that were opened or added under management agreements during the fiscal years ended December 29, 2015 and December 30, 2014 consisting of Baylor Club, West Lake Mansion at Meilu Legend Hotel and one leased sports club which was acquired through the acquisition of Sequoia Golf.
     
(3)   Same-store average membership, excluding managed club memberships, is calculated using the same-store membership count, excluding managed clubs, at the beginning and end of the period indicated.
     
(4)   Same-store dues or revenue divided by same-store average membership, excluding managed club memberships.
     
     
 
CLUBCORP HOLDINGS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES TO CLOSEST GAAP MEASURE
(In thousands)
(Unaudited financial information)
             
    Fourth quarter ended     Year ended  
    December 29,
2015
(16 weeks)
    December 30,
2014
(16 weeks)
    December 29,
2015
(52 weeks)
    December 30,
2014
(52 weeks)
 
Net (loss) income   $ (6,259 )   $ 31,321     $ (9,573 )   $ 13,329  
  Interest expense     22,085       20,967       70,672       65,209  
  Income tax expense (benefit)     1,816       (38,441 )     1,629       (41,469 )
  Interest and investment income     (1,701 )     (1,050 )     (5,519 )     (2,585 )
  Depreciation and amortization     32,328       30,387       103,944       80,792  
EBITDA   $ 48,269     $ 43,184     $ 161,153     $ 115,276  
  Impairments and disposition of assets (1)     9,123       5,601       24,546       12,843  
  Loss (income) from discontinued operations and divested clubs (2)     117       (140 )     363       (563 )
  Loss on extinguishment of debt (3)     2,599       -       2,599       31,498  
  Non-cash adjustments (4)     619       618       2,008       2,007  
  Acquisition transaction costs (5)     1,268       8,380       4,965       10,568  
  Capital structure costs (6)     8,196       5,298       10,047       8,785  
  Centralization and transformation costs (7)     3,705       643       8,495       1,330  
  Other adjustments (8)     2,316       1,930       7,405       4,632  
  Equity-based compensation expense (9)     1,460       1,266       4,970       4,303  
  Acquisition adjustment (10)     1,967       2,616       7,111       5,644  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 79,639     $ 69,396     $ 233,662     $ 196,323  
                                 
                                 
(1)   Includes non-cash impairment charges related to property and equipment and intangible assets and loss on disposals of assets (including property and equipment disposed of in connection with renovations).
     
(2)   Net loss or income from discontinued operations and divested clubs that do not qualify as discontinued operations in accordance with GAAP.
     
(3)   Includes loss on extinguishment of debt calculated in accordance with GAAP.
     
(4)   Includes non-cash items related to purchase accounting associated with the acquisition of ClubCorp, Inc. ("CCI") in 2006 by affiliates of KSL Capital Partners, LLC ("KSL") and expense recognized for our long-term incentive plan related to fiscal years 2011 through 2013.
     
(5)   Represents legal and professional fees related to the acquisition of clubs, including the acquisition of Sequoia Golf on September 30, 2014.
     
(6)   Represents legal and professional fees related to our capital structure, including debt issuance and amendment costs and equity offering costs.
     
(7)   Includes fees and expenses associated with readiness efforts for Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and related centralization and transformation of administrative processes, finance processes and related IT systems.
     
(8)   Represents adjustments permitted by the credit agreement governing the Secured Credit Facilities including cash distributions from equity method investments less equity in earnings recognized for said investments, income or loss attributable to non-controlling equity interests of continuing operations and management fees, termination fee and expenses paid to an affiliate of KSL.
     
(9)   Includes equity-based compensation expense, calculated in accordance with GAAP, related to awards held by certain employees, executives and directors.
     
(10)   Represents estimated deferred revenue using current membership life estimates related to initiation payments that would have been recognized in the applicable period but for the application of purchase accounting in connection with the acquisition of CCI in 2006 and the acquisition of Sequoia Golf on September 30, 2014.
     
     
 
CLUBCORP HOLDINGS, INC.
CALCULATION OF LEVERED FREE CASH FLOW
(In thousands)
(Unaudited financial information)
 
    Year ended
    December 29, 2015
(52 weeks)
  December 30, 2014
(52 weeks)
Adjusted EBITDA (1)   $ 233,662   $ 196,323
LESS:            
  Interest expense and principal amortization on long-term debt (2)     46,270     40,912
  Cash paid for income taxes     11,297     2,723
  Maintenance capital expenditures     53,090     29,067
  Capital lease principal & interest expense     18,123     13,799
Levered Free Cash Flow   $ 104,882   $ 109,822
             
             
(1)   See the Adjusted EBITDA reconciliation in the preceding "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures to Closest GAAP Measure" table.
     
(2)   Interest on long-term debt excludes accretion of discount on member deposits, amortization of debt issuance costs, amortization of term loan discount and interest on notes payable related to certain realty interests which we define as "Non-Core Development Entities".
 
CLUBCORP HOLDINGS, INC.
SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA-GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUBS (GCC)
2015 DATA PRESENTED USING 2016 SAME STORE BASIS
(In thousands, except for percentages)
(Unaudited financial information)
 
    First
Quarter Ended
    Second Quarter Ended     Third Quarter Ended     Fourth Quarter Ended     Year Ended  
GCC   March 24,
2015
(12 weeks)
    June 16,
2015
(12 weeks)
    September 8,
2015
(12 weeks)
    December 29,
2015
(16 weeks)
    December 29,
2015
(52 weeks)
 
                                         
Same Store Clubs                                        
  Revenue                                        
    Dues   $ 87,185     $ 90,221     $ 91,948     $ 121,853     $ 391,207  
    Food and Beverage     29,689       50,793       44,024       58,041       182,547  
    Golf Operations     28,603       50,128       49,105       52,241       180,077  
    Other     12,494       13,958       15,769       16,539       58,760  
Revenue   $ 157,971     $ 205,100     $ 200,846     $ 248,674     $ 812,591  
Club operating costs and expenses exclusive of depreciation   $ 112,791     $ 143,949     $ 143,506     $ 169,773     $ 570,019  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 45,180     $ 61,151     $ 57,340     $ 78,901     $ 242,572  
Adjusted EBITDA Margin     28.6 %     29.8 %     28.5 %     31.7 %     29.9 %
                                         
New or Acquired Clubs (1)                                        
  Revenue                                        
    Dues   $ 688     $ 3,388     $ 4,306     $ 5,743     $ 14,125  
    Food and Beverage     204       2,675       2,798       3,152       8,829  
    Golf Operations     1       1,780       2,393       1,912       6,086  
    Other     34       247       336       374       991  
Revenue   $ 927     $ 8,090     $ 9,833     $ 11,181     $ 30,031  
Club operating costs and expenses exclusive of depreciation   $ 1,172     $ 7,596     $ 8,947     $ 8,777     $ 26,492  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ (245 )   $ 494     $ 886     $ 2,404     $ 3,539  
                                         
Total Golf and Country Clubs                                        
Revenue   $ 158,898     $ 213,190     $ 210,679     $ 259,855     $ 842,622  
Club operating costs and expenses exclusive of depreciation   $ 113,963     $ 151,545     $ 152,453     $ 178,550     $ 596,511  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 44,935     $ 61,645     $ 58,226     $ 81,305     $ 246,111  
Adjusted EBITDA Margin     28.3 %     28.9 %     27.6 %     31.3 %     29.2 %
                                         
                                         
(1)   New or Acquired Clubs include those clubs that the Company is currently operating as of December 29, 2015, that were acquired, opened or added under management agreements during the fiscal year ended December 29, 2015 consisting of: Ravinia Green Country Club, Rolling Green Country Club, Bermuda Run Country Club, Brookfield Country Club, Firethorne Country Club, Temple Hills Country Club, Ford's Colony Country Club, Bernardo Heights Country Club and Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club.
     
     
 
CLUBCORP HOLDINGS, INC.
SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA-BUSINESS, SPORTS AND ALUMNI CLUBS (BSA)
2015 DATA PRESENTED USING 2016 SAME STORE BASIS
(In thousands, except for percentages)
(Unaudited financial information)
                               
    First
Quarter Ended
    Second Quarter Ended     Third Quarter Ended     Fourth Quarter Ended     Year Ended  
BSA   March 24,
2015
(12 weeks)
    June 16,
2015
(12 weeks)
    September 8,
2015
(12 weeks)
    December 29,
2015
(16 weeks)
    December 29,
2015
(52 weeks)
 
                                         
Same Store Clubs                                        
  Revenue                                        
    Dues   $ 18,956     $ 18,768     $ 18,956     $ 25,373     $ 82,053  
    Food and Beverage     19,192       24,407       18,718       38,818       101,135  
    Other     2,851       2,812       2,882       3,573       12,118  
Revenue   $ 40,999     $ 45,987     $ 40,556     $ 67,764     $ 195,306  
Club operating costs and expenses exclusive of depreciation   $ 33,487     $ 36,778     $ 34,562     $ 50,824     $ 155,651  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 7,512     $ 9,209     $ 5,994     $ 16,940     $ 39,655  
Adjusted EBITDA Margin     18.3 %     20.0 %     14.8 %     25.0 %     20.3 %
                                         
New or Acquired Clubs (1)                                        
Revenue   $ -     $ -     $ -     $ 25     $ 25  
Club operating costs and expenses exclusive of depreciation   $ 12     $ 6     $ 5     $ 16     $ 39  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ (12 )   $ (6 )   $ (5 )   $ 9     $ (14 )
                                         
Total Business, Sports and Alumni Clubs                                        
  Revenue   $ 40,999     $ 45,987     $ 40,556     $ 67,789     $ 195,331  
  Club operating costs and expenses exclusive of depreciation   $ 33,499     $ 36,784     $ 34,567     $ 50,840     $ 155,690  
  Adjusted EBITDA   $ 7,500     $ 9,203     $ 5,989     $ 16,949     $ 39,641  
  Adjusted EBITDA Margin     18.3 %     20.0 %     14.8 %     25.0 %     20.3 %
                                           
                                           
(1)   New or Acquired Clubs include those clubs that the Company is currently operating as of December 29, 2015, which were opened or added under management agreements during the fiscal year ended December 29, 2015 consisting of West Lake Mansion at Meilu Legend Hotel
     
     
 
CLUBCORP HOLDINGS, INC.
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
AND COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME
For the Fiscal Years Ended December 29, 2015 and December 30, 2014 
(In thousands of dollars)
(Unaudited financial information)
 
    Fourth quarter ended           Year ended        
    December 29,
2015
(16 weeks)
    December 30,
2014
(16 weeks)
    %
Change
    December 29,
2015
(52 weeks)
    December 30,
2014
(52 weeks)
    %
Change
 
REVENUES:                                            
Club operations   $ 230,506     $ 210,737     9.4 %   $ 757,472     $ 629,180     20.4 %
Food and beverage     99,797       90,793     9.9 %     291,582       251,838     15.8 %
Other revenues     1,385       1,009     37.3 %     3,813       3,137     21.5 %
  Total revenues     331,688       302,539     9.6 %     1,052,867       884,155     19.1 %
                                             
DIRECT AND SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES:                                            
Club operating costs exclusive of depreciation     207,215       190,967     8.5 %     681,989       568,171     20.0 %
Cost of food and beverage sales exclusive of depreciation     30,786       27,827     10.6 %     96,103       81,165     18.4 %
Depreciation and amortization     32,328       30,387     6.4 %     103,944       80,792     28.7 %
Provision for doubtful accounts     675       1,737     (61.1 )%     2,551       2,733     (6.7 )%
Loss on disposals of assets     6,093       4,171     46.1 %     19,402       10,518     84.5 %
Impairment of assets     3,030       1,430     111.9 %     5,144       2,325     121.2 %
Equity in loss (earnings) from unconsolidated ventures     374       89     320.2 %     1,308       (1,404 )   193.2 %
Selling, general and administrative     32,647       33,133     (1.5 )%     82,616       73,870     11.8 %
OPERATING INCOME     18,540       12,798     44.9 %     59,810       65,985     (9.4 )%
                                             
Interest and investment income     1,701       1,050     62.0 %     5,519       2,585     113.5 %
Interest expense     (22,085 )     (20,967 )   (5.3 )%     (70,672 )     (65,209 )   (8.4 )%
Loss on extinguishment of debt     (2,599 )     -     100.0 %     (2,599 )     (31,498 )   91.7 %
LOSS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE INCOME TAXES     (4,443 )     (7,119 )   37.6 %     (7,942 )     (28,137 )   71.8 %
INCOME TAX (EXPENSE) BENEFIT     (1,816 )     38,441     (104.7 )%     (1,629 )     41,469     (103.9 )%
(LOSS) INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS     (6,259 )     31,322     (120.0 )%     (9,571 )     13,332     (171.8 )%
Loss from discontinued clubs, net of income tax benefit     -       (1 )   100.0 %     (2 )     (3 )   33.3 %
NET (LOSS) INCOME     (6,259 )     31,321     (120.0 )%     (9,573 )     13,329     (171.8 )%
NET (INCOME) LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS     (87 )     34     (355.9 )%     61       (103 )   159.2 %
NET (LOSS) INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO CLUBCORP   $ (6,346 )   $ 31,355     (120.2 )%   $ (9,512 )   $ 13,226     (171.9 )%
                                             
NET (LOSS) INCOME   $ (6,259 )   $ 31,321     (120.0 )%   $ (9,573 )   $ 13,329     (171.8 )%
Foreign currency translation     504       (3,227 )   115.6 %     (2,959 )     (3,220 )   8.1 %
OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)     504       (3,227 )   115.6 %     (2,959 )     (3,220 )   8.1 %
COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME     (5,755 )     28,094     (120.5 )%     (12,532 )     10,109     (224.0 )%
COMPREHENSIVE (INCOME) LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS     (87 )     34     (355.9 )%     61       (103 )   159.2 %
COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO CLUBCORP   $ (5,842 )   $ 28,128     (120.8 )%   $ (12,471 )   $ 10,006     (224.6 )%
                                             
                                             
 
CLUBCORP HOLDINGS, INC.
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
As of December 29, 2015 and December 30, 2014
(In thousands of dollars, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited financial information)
 
    December 29, 2015     December 30, 2014  
ASSETS                
CURRENT ASSETS:                
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 116,347     $ 75,047  
  Receivables, net of allowances     68,671       65,337  
  Inventories     20,929       20,931  
  Prepaids and other assets     19,907       15,776  
  Deferred tax assets, net     26,338       26,574  
      Total current assets     252,192       203,665  
Investments     3,005       5,774  
Property and equipment, net     1,534,520       1,474,763  
Notes receivable, net of allowances     7,448       8,262  
Goodwill     312,811       312,811  
Intangibles, net     31,252       34,960  
Other assets     29,634       24,836  
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 2,170,862     $ 2,065,071  
                 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY                
CURRENT LIABILITIES:                
  Current maturities of long-term debt   $ 20,414     $ 18,025  
  Membership initiation deposits - current portion     152,996       135,583  
  Accounts payable     39,487       31,948  
  Accrued expenses     37,441       44,424  
  Accrued taxes     15,473       21,903  
  Other liabilities     69,192       59,550  
      Total current liabilities     335,003       311,433  
Long-term debt     1,092,320       965,187  
Membership initiation deposits     204,305       203,062  
Deferred tax liability, net     236,795       244,113  
Other liabilities     123,657       120,417  
    Total liabilities     1,992,080       1,844,212  
                 
EQUITY                
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized; 64,740,736 and 64,443,332 issued and outstanding at December 29, 2015 and December 30, 2014, respectively     647       644  
Additional paid-in capital     263,921       293,006  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (7,249 )     (4,290 )
Accumulated deficit     (88,955 )     (79,443 )
      Total stockholders' equity     168,364       209,917  
Noncontrolling interests in consolidated subsidiaries and variable interest entities     10,418       10,942  
      Total equity     178,782       220,859  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY   $ 2,170,862     $ 2,065,071  
 
CLUBCORP HOLDINGS, INC.
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
For the Fiscal Year Ended December 29, 2015 and December 30, 2014
(In thousands of dollars)
(Unaudited financial information)
             
    Fourth quarter ended     Year ended  
    December 29,
2015
(16 weeks)
    December 30,
2014
(16 weeks)
    December 29, 2015
(52 weeks)
    December 30, 2014
(52 weeks)
 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:                                
  Net (loss) income   $ (6,259 )   $ 31,321     $ (9,573 )   $ 13,329  
  Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to cash flows from operating activities:                                
    Depreciation     31,460       29,291       101,037       79,394  
    Amortization     867       1,096       2,907       1,398  
    Asset impairments     3,030       1,430       5,144       2,325  
    Bad debt expense     668       1,748       2,605       2,760  
    Equity in loss (earnings) from unconsolidated ventures     374       89       1,308       (1,404 )
    Gain on investment in unconsolidated ventures     (1,575 )     (927 )     (5,082 )     (2,203 )
    Distribution from investment in unconsolidated ventures     1,810       1,450       5,845       5,740  
    Loss on disposals of assets     6,090       4,171       19,399       10,514  
    Debt issuance costs and term loan discount     12,316       7,903       15,600       13,687  
    Accretion of discount on member deposits     6,244       6,512       20,307       20,723  
    Equity-based compensation     1,460       1,266       4,970       4,303  
    Redemption premium payment included in loss on extinguishment of debt     -       -       -       27,452  
    Net change in deferred tax assets and liabilities     (2,344 )     10,208       (7,082 )     2,110  
    Net change in prepaid expenses and other assets     (4,185 )     609       (7,636 )     (4,017 )
    Net change in receivables and membership notes     35,888       26,279       6,619       29,741  
    Net change in accounts payable and accrued liabilities     4,466       9,231       2,499       1,027  
    Net change in other current liabilities     (35,110 )     (32,333 )     (555 )     (32,776 )
    Net change in other long-term liabilities     (1,544 )     (48,539 )     (6,042 )     (44,945 )
    Net cash provided by operating activities     53,656       50,805       152,270       129,158  
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:                                
    Purchase of property and equipment     (29,134 )     (17,560 )     (105,244 )     (72,647 )
    Acquisition of clubs     (2,705 )     (3,068 )     (58,582 )     (20,255 )
    Acquisition of Sequoia Golf, net of cash acquired     -       (250,007 )     -       (260,007 )
    Proceeds from dispositions     3,186       133       3,764       447  
    Net change in restricted cash and capital reserve funds     (120 )     (68 )     (183 )     (355 )
    Return of capital in equity investments     -       -       -       126  
      Net cash used in investing activities     (28,773 )     (270,570 )     (160,245 )     (352,691 )
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:                                
    Repayments of long-term debt     (235,267 )     (4,719 )     (247,313 )     (283,387 )
    Proceeds from new debt borrowings, net of loan discount     350,000       248,125       350,000       596,375  
    Repayments of revolving credit facility borrowings     (47,000 )     -       (57,000 )     (11,200 )
    Proceeds from revolving credit facility borrowings     -       -       57,000       11,200  
    Redemption premium payment     -       -       -       (27,452 )
    Debt issuance and modification costs     (16,032 )     (5,324 )     (17,525 )     (8,254 )
    Dividends to owners     (8,400 )     (7,785 )     (33,583 )     (30,765 )
    Equity offering costs     (887 )     (777 )     (887 )     (777 )
    Share repurchases for tax withholdings related to certain equity-based awards     -       -       (1,443 )     -  
    Excess tax benefit from equity-based awards     1,055       -       1,055       -  
    Distributions to noncontrolling interest     -       (27 )     (1,071 )     (27 )
    Proceeds from new membership initiation deposits     229       218       749       853  
    Repayments of membership initiation deposits     (418 )     (492 )     (1,496 )     (1,567 )
      Net cash provided by financing activities     43,280       229,219       48,486       244,999  
EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH     1,051       (208 )     789       (200 )
NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS     69,214       9,246       41,300       21,266  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS - BEGINNING OF PERIOD     47,133       65,801       75,047       53,781  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS - END OF PERIOD   $ 116,347     $ 75,047     $ 116,347     $ 75,047  
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:                                
    Cash paid for interest   $ 19,936     $ 35,930     $ 51,368     $ 35,930  
    Cash paid for income taxes   $ 6,782     $ 2,723     $ 11,297     $ 2,723  
                                     
                                     

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