SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 20, 2021
Churchill Downs Incorporated
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
600 North Hurstbourne Parkway, Suite 400
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
During the first quarter of 2021, we updated our operating segments to reflect the internal management reporting used by our chief operating decision maker to evaluate results of operations and to assess performance and allocate resources. Our internal management reporting changed primarily due to the continued growth from Oak Grove Racing, Gaming & Hotel ("Oak Grove") and Turfway Park, which opened its annex historical racing machine facility, Newport Racing & Gaming ("Newport"), in October 2020, which resulted in our chief operating decision maker's decision to include Oak Grove, Turfway Park and Newport in the new Live and Historical Racing segment. The Live and Historical Racing segment now includes Churchill Downs Racetrack, Derby City Gaming, Oak Grove, Turfway Park, and Newport. We also realigned our retail sports betting results at our wholly-owned casinos from our Gaming segment to our TwinSpires segment. As a result of this realignment, our operating segments that meet the requirements to be disclosed separately as reportable segments are: Live and Historical Racing, TwinSpires, and Gaming. We conduct our business through these reportable segments and report net revenue and operating expense associated with these reportable segments in our consolidated statements of comprehensive income.
This Current Report on Form 8-K provides a summary of the Company's 2020 and 2019 annual and 2020 quarterly segment operating results as if the segments had been reported under this new reportable segment structure. Consolidated results remain unchanged. Beginning with the quarter ended March 31, 2021, our consolidated financial statements will reflect the new reportable segment structure with prior periods adjusted accordingly. The recast segment information is included as Exhibit 99.1.
We utilize non-GAAP measures, including EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) and Adjusted EBITDA. Our chief operating decision maker utilizes Adjusted EBITDA to evaluate segment performance, develop strategy and allocate resources. Adjusted EBITDA includes the following adjustments:
Adjusted EBITDA includes our portion of EBITDA from our equity investments.
Adjusted EBITDA excludes:
•Transaction expense, net which includes:
–Acquisition and disposition related charges; and
–Other transaction expense, including legal, accounting, and other deal-related expense;
•Stock-based compensation expense;
•Rivers Des Plaines' impact on our investments in unconsolidated affiliates from:
–The impact of changes in fair value of interest rate swaps; and
–Legal reserves and transaction costs;
•Pre-opening expense; and
•Other charges, recoveries and expenses
The changes in the reportable segment structure discussed above affect only the manner in which the results of the Company’s reportable segments were previously reported. This Current Report on Form 8-K does not restate the Company’s previously reported consolidated statements for any period. Nor does it reflect any subsequent information or events, other than as required to reflect the change in segments as described above. This Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Reports on Form 10-K for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 and the Company’s interim filings for such years with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto, duly authorized.
|CHURCHILL DOWNS INCORPORATED|
|April 20, 2021||/s/ Marcia. A Dall|
|By: Marcia A. Dall|
|Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|
|(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)|