Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (“MGE” or the “Company”), a master developer and operator of premier global integrated entertainment resorts, including Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, Mohegan Sun Pocono in Plains Township, Pennsylvania, the MGE Niagara Resorts in Niagara Falls, Canada and INSPIRE Entertainment Resort in Incheon, South Korea, announced today operating results for its first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2020.
“As we move through the early part of 2021, we have an eye on a broader industry recovery and I am confident in MGE’s position to benefit from it,” said Mario Kontomerkos, President and Chief Executive Officer of MGE. “Performance in the fiscal first quarter was challenging as COVID cases climbed substantially in virtually all of our markets, but the pressure we observed on our revenues and profitability largely began to reverse itself in late December with positive momentum observed throughout January, most notably at Mohegan Sun. Despite these challenges, adjusted EBITDA margin at the flagship property grew versus the prior-year quarter, reflecting the permanence of significant cost reduction efforts undertaken over the last year. Subsequent to the end of the quarter, MGE successfully completed its refinancing which extended our nearest maturities, increased our financial flexibility, and provided us with ample liquidity as we move forward. We remain quite positive that our business has been optimized to benefit from what we foresee to be significant pent-up demand for leisure consumption in the months ahead.”