CZR - Caesars Entertainment Corporation

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
12.30
+0.14 (+1.15%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close12.16
Open12.40
Bid12.29 x 2900
Ask12.35 x 38500
Day's Range12.18 - 12.44
52 Week Range3.22 - 14.74
Volume13,982,983
Avg. Volume15,245,059
Market Cap8.414B
Beta (5Y Monthly)1.91
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-1.89
Earnings DateAug. 03, 2020 - Aug. 07, 2020
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est11.96
  • Bloomberg

    Eldorado Resorts Launches $6 Billion Junk Bond for Caesars

    (Bloomberg) -- Eldorado Resorts Inc. launched the sale of about $6 billion of high-yield bonds on Wednesday to finance its acquisition of Caesars Entertainment Corp.The company is marketing a $3.08 billion five-year secured bond with early pricing discussions in the low-to-mid 6% range, and a $1.875 billion seven-year unsecured bond in the mid-to-high 8% range, according to people familiar with the matter. JPMorgan Chase & Co is leading the sale.Books had already reached about $6 billion as of Wednesday afternoon in New York on the two tranches, about half of which was spoken for before the launch, other people familiar said, who asked not to be named discussing a private transaction.The bonds launched on Wednesday and the deal is expected to price Friday.Under Caesars Resort, the company is also marketing $1.05 billion of five-year secured bonds. Credit Suisse Group AG is leading this portion.The financing was one of the largest commitments signed by banks before the Covid-19 pandemic. The banks on this deal recently negotiated better terms that gave them the flexibility to shift a substantial portion of the debt to secured bonds from leveraged loans.Read more: JPMorgan, Credit Suisse ready $7.2 billion debt sale for casinosThe company also launched a $1.47 billion Term Loan B to fund the acquisition. The commitment deadline was moved up to Friday June 19 from Wednesday June 24 originally. Pricing is being discussed at 450 basis points over the London interbank offered rate with a discount of 96 cents on the dollar.Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Eldorado Resorts on Wednesday by one notch to B2, five steps below investment grade, citing the increase in debt, risks associated with integrating and executing the acquisition. They also cited the disruption to casinos caused by the coronavirus. Moody’s rated the new secured notes B1 and the unsecured notes Caa1.(Updates with book color and Moody’s downgrade starting in third paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

  • JPMorgan, Credit Suisse Ready $7.2 Billion Debt Sale for Casinos
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    JPMorgan, Credit Suisse Ready $7.2 Billion Debt Sale for Casinos

    (Bloomberg) -- A group of banks led by JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Credit Suisse Group AG is readying a $7.2 billion debt offering to finance Eldorado Resorts Inc.’s acquisition of Caesars Entertainment Corp., according to people familiar with the matter.Lenders began marketing some of the debt, among the largest commitments signed before the Covid-19 pandemic, on Tuesday, said the people, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private. The offering is expected to include leveraged loans and high-yield bonds, they said.The banks agreed to the financing a year ago, and recently negotiated better terms that give them flexibility to shift a substantial portion of the debt from leveraged loans to secured bonds, according to the people.That change isn’t expected to impact the company’s borrowing costs materially, but it will relieve banks from their original commitment to sell around $5.2 billion of the debt in the loan market where prices remain below levels reached before the outbreak, one of the people said.The deal with be financed with a mix of Caesars and Eldorado debt. Credit Suisse is leading the debt sale for Caesars, while JPMorgan leads the financing for Eldorado.Representatives for Credit Suisse, Eldorado and JPMorgan declined to comment. A representative for Caesars declined to comment on the financing but said the company continues to work toward the closing of the acquisition.The purchase of Caesars is one of the riskiest deals yet to close from the pre-virus era, and will make Eldorado -- once a small, family-run casino business -- the largest operator of gambling establishments in the U.S. The company is also planning to issue new shares, sell some Las Vegas real estate and take other steps to strengthen its finances. The stock offering could generate about $800 million.Read more: Banks promised $7 billion for a casino deal. Then the virus hitLeveraged loan prices have recovered to about 90 cents on the dollar, while an ebullient credit market has seen junk bonds recoup nearly all of their losses this year. Other acquisition financings including for Apollo Global Management Inc.’s buyout of Tech Data Corp have also launched this week. Radio Systems Corp., which owns PetSafe, is marketing a $625 million junk bond offering to finance its buyout by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.(Updates with details of the financing starting in second paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Bloomberg

    Kings of Controversial Debt Trades Cry Foul When on Other Side

    (Bloomberg) -- Apollo Global Management Inc. and Angelo Gordon & Co.’s Ryan Mollett are renowned on Wall Street for finding creative ways to wring money from distressed companies at the expense of other lenders.But when it came to Serta Simmons Bedding, they got a taste of their own medicine, after the struggling mattress maker decided to pass on their rescue financing package. The company instead negotiated with mutual funds and collateralized loan obligations that usually take a back seat in these transactions.Apollo and Angelo Gordon are suing to block the deal, which they say will hurt them. Still, peers across the industry can’t resist pointing out the irony that the duo, in the middle of plotting another one of their asset-grab trades, were caught flat-footed.Fights like this one are becoming increasingly common as the slowing global economy tips more companies into distress. They’re also getting more acrimonious, with lenders and owners bickering over how to divide shrinking pies.A representative for Apollo said its proposal with other lenders fully complied with the letter and spirit of the company’s credit agreements, while the defendants are attempting to violate the agreements in an unprecedented manner. Representatives for Angelo Gordon and Gamut Capital Management LP, another one of the plaintiffs, declined to comment, as did Doraville, Georgia-based Serta Simmons.Restructuring DebtSerta Simmons, owned by private equity firm Advent International Corp., negotiated with a group of lenders including Eaton Vance Corp. and Invesco Ltd. to essentially forgive some of the company’s debt in exchange for allowing the firms to fare better than other creditors if the mattress maker goes bankrupt. The investors also agreed to lend $200 million of new money to the company. The transaction included a debt swap, where the investors agreed to trade their loan holdings for a smaller amount of new debt that has the first claim on assets if the mattress maker fails.Apollo, Angelo Gordon and Gamut, like Eaton Vance and Invesco, were investors in the company’s first-lien loans, giving them all the first claim on the mattress maker’s assets if it went bankrupt. After the new financing, investors including Eaton Vance and Invesco have what is known as a superpriority, meaning they essentially jumped in line ahead of other lenders.That shift amounts to a “brazen collateral grab,” according to Angelo Gordon, Apollo and Gamut. In their lawsuit, they said the transaction was a violation of their lending agreements, and that a deal like this could damage the broader loan market.According to Serta Simmons, the deal with Eaton Vance, Invesco and other lenders was better for the company than the one contemplated by Apollo and Angelo Gordon.When Serta Simmons asked lenders for help in April, Apollo and Angelo Gordon helped devise a proposal to front $200 million -- provided the new debt was secured with intellectual property and licenses. The assets would be transferred to a special subsidiary that lenders wouldn’t be able to seize if the company failed, a maneuver known as an “asset-drop down.”In a court document responding to the firms’ lawsuit on Tuesday, Serta Simmons said, “Plaintiffs complain of the company changing the loan market when it is plaintiffs that would have had the company pursue an asset-drop down strategy that is the hallmark of aggressive borrower tactics in complex finance.”Fair Play?When Mollett, Angelo Gordon’s global head of distressed and corporate special situations, was at Blackstone Group Inc.’s GSO Capital Partners, he put together a similar transaction for retailer J. Crew Group Inc. The seller of preppy clothing moved its intellectual property, including the J. Crew brand, to a subsidiary, to borrow against it, triggering litigation that ultimately affirmed the company’s right to complete the transaction.Mollett also shepherded a different kind of transaction involving credit-default swaps tied to homebuilder Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. which caused a storm in the credit-derivatives market and sparked discussions on the legality and ethics of such moves.Apollo worked on a debt deal for Caesars Entertainment Corp. that transfered valuable assets from its operating unit to other parts of the casino company before that unit, Caesars Entertainment Operating Co., filed for bankruptcy in January 2015.The actions were at the heart of subsequent lawsuits by angry bondholders who claimed it created a “good Caesars” and a “bad Caesars,” the latter of which would be put in bankruptcy where bondholders would be forced to accept less than they were owed. While the deals were disputed at the time by lenders, they were never found to be illegal.(Updates with Serta location, ownership in fifth and sixth paragraphs.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Eldorado Plans Sale of Stock, Vegas Land With Caesars Deal Near
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    Eldorado Plans Sale of Stock, Vegas Land With Caesars Deal Near

    (Bloomberg) -- Eldorado Resorts Inc. said it plans to issue new shares, sell some Las Vegas real estate and take other steps to strengthen its finances ahead of a $17 billion merger of Caesars Entertainment Corp.The casino and gaming company is offering as many as 20.7 million shares of its stock, with the proceeds going to general corporate purposes, the company said Monday. At the closing price of $38.44, that could generate about $800 million.Vici Properties, a real estate investment trust spun off from Caesars, is providing a $400 million mortgage on a convention center Caesars opened in Las Vegas, and is purchasing 23 acres of land nearby for $4.5 million an acre. Eldorado also amended terms to a lease with Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc., which owns a number of casinos that it manages.Lastly, Eldorado and Caesars obtained waivers from banks to requirements that they maintain a certain level of debt to earnings.The acquisition of Caesars, which was first announced in June of last year, is one of the largest and riskiest deals yet to close from the pre-Covid era. The deal will make Eldorado, once a small, family-run casino business, the largest operator of gambling establishments in the U.S.The Reno, Nevada-based company was already having to find new owners for several properties in markets where it feared regulators may have objected to its increased market share. The length of time required to win approvals in each of the states the company would operate in extended into the coronavirus pandemic, which shuttered virtually all of the casinos in the country.Debt RevisionsEldorado and Caesars have obtained more flexibility from banks on key provisions in its debt documents that determine how much the company can borrow relative to its earnings. Companies in large swaths of the travel and entertainment industries have obtained similar concessions from lenders as their earnings plunged during the pandemic, avoiding a wave of defaults.The two companies said they amended terms of their existing bank credit lines and new debt that a group of lenders led by JPMorgan Chase & Co. had agreed to provide for the merger, according to filings. The amendment on the new credit line means Eldorado won’t be required to comply with a covenant that limits the amount of its secured debt to 6.35 times earnings until September 2021, unless it opts to terminate the waiver sooner.The bank group has also agreed to increase the credit lines they are providing to Eldorado and Caesars as part of the financing for the merger by a combined $210 million, according to the filings.Eldorado still requires the blessings of the Federal Trade Commission as well as regulators in New Jersey, Indiana and Nevada. Chief Executive Officer Tom Reeg, originally predicted a close for the deal in the second quarter of this year, while a filing on Monday said it would be in mid-2020.(Updates with Caesars waiver starting in fourth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents

    Edited Transcript of CZR earnings conference call or presentation 11-May-20 8:30pm GMT

    Q1 2020 Caesars Entertainment Corp Earnings Call

  • Eldorado Resorts Raises Cash With an 18 Million-Share Offering
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    Eldorado Resorts Raises Cash With an 18 Million-Share Offering

    As it moves forward with its plans to acquire and merge with Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ: CZR), casino giant Eldorado Resorts (NASDAQ: ERI) announced several major moves today to raise additional cash. The company's deal to merge with Caesars, likely to close this month, amounts to a likely $17.5 billion, and will create America's largest gaming enterprise to date. Today, Eldorado announced it's publicly offering 18 million shares of common stock for sale, with an additional 2.7 million shares optionally available to the offering's underwriters for the next 30 days.

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents

    Edited Transcript of CZR earnings conference call or presentation 25-Feb-20 10:00pm GMT

    Q4 2019 Caesars Entertainment Corp Earnings Call

  • Las Vegas reopens but won't return to full strength until 2023: analyst
    Yahoo Finance

    Las Vegas reopens but won't return to full strength until 2023: analyst

    Despite reopening after 78 days of darkness, it could take a while before Las Vegas makes a full recovery.

  • Coronavirus lockdown drains $225 billion and counting from US nightlife industry: trade group
    Yahoo Finance

    Coronavirus lockdown drains $225 billion and counting from US nightlife industry: trade group

    Nightclubs have now lost more than $225 billion due to the coronavirus lockdown, according to one trade group.

  • Casino giant Caesars’ challenges go far beyond coronavirus and social distancing
    Yahoo Finance

    Casino giant Caesars’ challenges go far beyond coronavirus and social distancing

    Casino giant Caesars’ mountains of debt raises uncertainty about its pending merger with Eldorado (ERI) amid the pandemic, says Dan Wasiolek, senior equity analyst at Morningstar.

  • Gambling Stock Roundup: Las Vegas Sands' Plan Cancellation, Q1 Earnings Releases
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    Gambling Stock Roundup: Las Vegas Sands' Plan Cancellation, Q1 Earnings Releases

    Concerns over the coronavirus pandemic continues to hurt the gambling stocks. Moreover, Las Vegas Sands (LVS) abandons its pursuit of Integrated Resort (IR) development in Japan.

  • Caesars Entertainment (CZR) Q1 2020 Earnings Call Transcript
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    Caesars Entertainment (CZR) Q1 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

    Joining me today from Caesars Entertainment are Tony Rodio, chief executive officer; and Eric Hession, chief financial officer. Before we get under way, I would like to remind you that today's conference call will contain forward-looking statements that we are making under the safe harbor provisions of federal securities laws. The company's actual results could differ materially from the anticipated results in the forward-looking statements.

  • Eldorado Resorts (ERI) Q1 2020 Earnings Call Transcript
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    Eldorado Resorts (ERI) Q1 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

    ERI earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2020.

  • Why Shares of Eldorado Resorts Are Rolling 11% Higher Today
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    Why Shares of Eldorado Resorts Are Rolling 11% Higher Today

    What happened Shares of Eldorado Resorts (NASDAQ: ERI) jumped 11% in morning trading Tuesday. The upward move comes despite the company's report the day before that first-quarter revenue tumbled 26% while Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ: CZR), which Eldorado will be acquiring for $17 billion, saw a 14% drop.

  • Caesars Entertainment (CZR) Reports Q1 Loss, Misses Revenue Estimates
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    Caesars Entertainment (CZR) Reports Q1 Loss, Misses Revenue Estimates

    Caesars (CZR) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -111.76% and -8.22%, respectively, for the quarter ended March 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

  • Retail sales, Fed Chair Jerome Powell speaks: What to know in the week ahead
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    Retail sales, Fed Chair Jerome Powell speaks: What to know in the week ahead

    COVID-19 and its impact on the U.S. economy will continue to take centerstage in the week ahead.

  • What's in Store for Caesars Entertainment (CZR) Q1 Earnings?
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    What's in Store for Caesars Entertainment (CZR) Q1 Earnings?

    Caesars Entertainment's (CZR) first-quarter 2020 top line is%

  • Business Wire

    ATTENTION CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT EMPLOYEES/INVESTORS: KlaymanToskes Commences Investigation into Damages Sustained in Caesars Stock held with Full-Service Brokerage Firms During Coronavirus Pandemic

    KlaymanToskes ("KT"), www.klaymantoskes.com, announced today that it is investigating damages sustained by current and former employees and investors of Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR) ("Caesars") who held large, unhedged concentrated positions in Caesars stock and/or received margin calls resulting in the forced sale of stock. The recent losses were the result of unsuitable advice during the Coronavirus ("COVID-19") pandemic. The investigation focuses on full-service brokerage firms’ negligence and failure to supervise the management of concentrated, leveraged positions in Caesars stock.

  • Why Caesars Entertainment Stock Popped 42.9% in April
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    Why Caesars Entertainment Stock Popped 42.9% in April

    Shares of casino giant Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ: CZR) jumped 42.9% in April, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after investors started to think its merger with Eldorado Resorts (NASDAQ: ERI) seemed more likely. As April wore on, the market got a little more bullish as Caesars and Eldorado inched closer to their merger. Asset sales that were part of the agreement continue to move forward, with Caesars selling Bally's Atlantic City to Twin River Worldwide Holdings for $25 million in cash.

  • Disney, Caesars, & Hilton to furlough workers amid coronavirus
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    Disney, Caesars, & Hilton to furlough workers amid coronavirus

    Yahoo Finance's Sibile Marcellus joins Seana Smith to break down the latest companies furloughing some of their employees as coronavirus cases spike in the U.S.

  • Caesars Entertainment announces temporary shutdown of properties
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    Caesars Entertainment announces temporary shutdown of properties

    Caesars Entertainment announced a temporary shutdown of its properties in North America amid the coronavirus outbreak. Yahoo Finance's Zack Guzman discusses the latest developments.

  • Coronavirus rocks casinos: Wynn, MGM shares fall nearly 30%
    Yahoo Finance

    Coronavirus rocks casinos: Wynn, MGM shares fall nearly 30%

    Casino operators Wynn, MGM, and Caesars Entertainment got hit hard after announcing a wave of coronavirus-related closures.

  • Casinos shut down as coronavirus outbreak worsens
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    Casinos shut down as coronavirus outbreak worsens

    Yahoo Finance’s Zack Guzman joins Seana Smith on The Final Round to discuss how casinos are faring as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread.

  • MGM Executive on the state of the Sports Gambling Industry
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    MGM Executive on the state of the Sports Gambling Industry

    The sports gambling market has taken off in recent years after the Supreme Court allowed all U.S states to legalize it if they choose. On Friday, Michigan announced online sports betting will begin next week, in time for the March Madness tournament. MGM Resorts Interactive Gaming President Scott Butera joins On the Move to discuss the company's new BetMGM Sports betting experiences in Las Vegas.