Vector Group Reports Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results

MIAMI--()--Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR) today announced financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016.

“Vector Group Ltd.'s Condensed Consolidating Financial Information”

GAAP Financial Results

Third quarter 2016 revenues were $459.1 million, compared to revenues of $449.9 million in the third quarter of 2015. The Company recorded operating income of $69.4 million in the third quarter of 2016, compared to operating income of $69.4 million in the third quarter of 2015. Net income attributed to Vector Group Ltd. for the 2016 third quarter was $23.2 million, or $0.18 per diluted common share, compared to net income of $12.5 million, or $0.10 per diluted common share, in the 2015 third quarter.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2016 revenues were $1.278 billion, compared to revenues of $1.227 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2015. The Company recorded operating income of $202.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, compared to operating income of $168.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015. Net income attributed to Vector Group Ltd. for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $66.5 million, or $0.52 per diluted common share, compared to net income of $51.3 million, or $0.40 per diluted common share for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Non-GAAP financial measures also include adjustments for purchase accounting associated with the Company's acquisition of its additional 20.59% interest in Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC in December 2013, litigation settlement and judgment expenses in the Tobacco segment, settlements of long-standing disputes related to the Master Settlement Agreement in the Tobacco segment, restructuring and pension settlement expense in the Tobacco segment, stock-based compensation expense (for purposes of Pro-forma Adjusted EBITDA only) and non-cash interest items associated with the Company's convertible debt. Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial results to the comparable GAAP financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 are included in Tables 2 through 10.

Three months ended September 30, 2016 compared to the three months ended September 30, 2015

Third quarter 2016 Adjusted Revenues (as described in Table 2 attached hereto) were $459.1 million compared to $450.4 million in 2015.

Adjusted EBITDA attributed to Vector Group (as described below and in Table 3 attached hereto) were $75.1 million for the third quarter of 2016 as compared to $72.5 million for the third quarter of 2015.

Adjusted Net Income (as described below and in Table 4 attached hereto) was $24.3 million or $0.19 per diluted share for the three months ended September 30, 2016 and $13.1 million or $0.10 per diluted share for the three months ended September 30, 2015.

Adjusted Operating Income (as described below and in Table 5 attached hereto) was $71.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2016 and $70.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015.

Nine months ended September 30, 2016 compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2015

For the nine months ended September 30, 2016 Adjusted Revenues (as described in Table 2 attached hereto) were $1.278 billion compared to $1.228 billion in 2015.

Adjusted EBITDA attributed to Vector Group (as described below and in Table 3 attached hereto) were $219.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 compared to $187.5 million in 2015.

Adjusted Net Income (as described below and in Table 4 attached hereto) was $67.1 million or $0.52 per diluted share for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and $56.1 million or $0.44 per diluted share for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.

Adjusted Operating Income (as described below and in Table 5 attached hereto) was $207.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and $177.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.

Tobacco Segment Financial Results

For the third quarter 2016, the Tobacco segment had revenues of $274.2 million, compared to $264.2 million for the third quarter 2015. The increase in revenues was primarily due to favorable net pricing variances and a 2.9% increase in unit sales volume.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2016, the Tobacco segment had revenues of $750.7 million, compared to $747.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015. The increase in revenues was primarily driven by favorable net pricing variances partially offset by a 1.7% decline in unit sales volume.

Operating Income from the Tobacco segment was $67.0 million and $194.5 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 compared to $63.6 million and $169.5 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015, respectively.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Tobacco Adjusted Operating Income (described below and included in Table 6 attached hereto) for the third quarter 2016 and 2015 was $66.6 million and $63.2 million, respectively. Tobacco Adjusted Operating Income for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 was $196.5 million and $172.8 million, respectively.

For the three months ended September 30, 2016, the Tobacco segment had conventional cigarette (wholesale) shipments of approximately 2.31 billion units compared to 2.24 billion units for the three months ended September 30, 2015. For the nine months ended September 30, 2016, the Tobacco segment had conventional cigarette (wholesale) shipments of approximately 6.23 billion units compared to 6.34 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.

Liggett's retail market share increased to approximately 3.5% during the nine months ended September 30, 2016. Compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2015, Liggett's retail shipments were flat while the overall industry's retail shipments declined by 2.2%, according to data from Management Science Associates, Inc.

Real Estate Segment Financial Results

For the third quarter 2016, the Real Estate segment had revenues of $184.9 million, compared to $185.6 million for the third quarter 2015. For the nine months ended September 30, 2016, the Real Estate segment had revenues of $527.4 million compared to $478.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015. For third quarter 2016, the Real Estate segment reported net income of $4.7 million, compared to $4.7 million for the third quarter 2015. For the nine months ended September 30, 2016, the Real Estate segment reported net income of $14.3 million compared to $10.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.

Douglas Elliman's results are included in Vector Group Ltd.'s Real Estate segment. For the third quarter 2016, Douglas Elliman had revenues of $184.5 million, compared to $185.0 million for the third quarter 2015. For the nine months ended September 30, 2016, Douglas Elliman had revenues of $523.8 million compared to $474.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015. For third quarter 2016, Douglas Elliman reported net income of $8.7 million, compared to $12.4 million for the third quarter 2015. For the nine months ended September 30, 2016, the Douglas Elliman net income of $27.2 million compared to $19.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

For the third quarter 2016, the Real Estate segment had Adjusted Revenues of $184.9 million, compared to $186.0 million for the third quarter 2015. For the third quarter 2016, Real Estate Adjusted EBITDA attributed to the Company were $9.3 million, compared to $11.2 million for the third quarter 2015.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2016, the Real Estate segment had Adjusted Revenues of $527.4 million compared to $480.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015. The increase in revenues was primarily due to an increase in commissions and other brokerage income at Douglas Elliman. For the nine months ended September 30, 2016, Real Estate Adjusted EBITDA attributed to the Company were $27.4 million compared to $23.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.

Douglas Elliman's results are included in Vector Group Ltd.'s Real Estate segment. Douglas Elliman's Adjusted Revenues for the third quarter 2016 were $184.5 million, compared to $185.5 million for the third quarter 2015.

For the third quarter 2016, Douglas Elliman's Adjusted EBITDA were $13.3 million ($9.4 million attributed to the Company), compared to $16.3 million ($11.5 million attributed to the Company) for the third quarter 2015.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2016, Douglas Elliman's Adjusted Revenues were $523.8 million compared to $475.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2016, Douglas Elliman's Adjusted EBITDA were $37.2 million ($26.2 million attributed to the Company), compared to $29.9 million ($21.1 million attributed to the Company) for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.

For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 , Douglas Elliman achieved closed sales of approximately $6.8 billion and $18.9 billion, compared to $6.6 billion and $16.2 billion for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015.

E-cigarettes Segment Financial Results

For the third quarter, the E-cigarette segment had a loss of Adjusted EBITDA of $0.2 million compared to revenues of $0.2 million and a loss of Adjusted EBITDA of $2.1 million for the third quarter 2015.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2016, the E-cigarette segment had a loss of Adjusted EBITDA of $0.4 million compared to revenues of $0.9 million and a loss of Adjusted EBITDA of $7.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.

Retrospective Adjustment to Previously Reported Results

Amounts previously reported for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015 have been adjusted, as required by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, to retroactively apply the equity method of accounting for two investments (Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. and Castle Brands, Inc.) since the inception of each investment. Please refer to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 as well as the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, dated April 1, 2016, for additional information.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted Revenues, New Valley LLC Adjusted Revenues and Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC Adjusted Revenues (hereafter referred to as "the Non-GAAP Revenue Financial Measures") and Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Operating Income, Tobacco Adjusted Operating Income, New Valley LLC Adjusted EBITDA and Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC Adjusted EBITDA (hereafter, along with the Non-GAAP Revenue Measures referred to as "the Non-GAAP Financial Measures") are financial measures not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). The Company believes that the Non-GAAP Financial Measures are important measures that supplement discussions and analysis of its results of operations and enhances an understanding of its operating performance. The Company believes the Non-GAAP Financial Measures provide investors and analysts with a useful measure of operating results unaffected by differences in capital structures and ages of related assets among otherwise comparable companies. In the case of the Non-GAAP Revenue Financial Measures, management believes revenue growth in its real estate segment is an important measure of growth because increased revenues generally result in increased gross margin as a result of absorption of fixed operating costs, which management believes will lead to increased future profitability as well as increased capacity to expand into new and existing markets. A key strategy of the Company is its ability to move into new markets and therefore gross revenues provide information with respect to the Company's ability to achieve its strategic objectives. Management also believes increased revenues generally indicate increased market share in existing markets as well as expansion into new markets. Consequently, management believes the Non-GAAP Revenue Financial Measures are meaningful indicators of operating performance.

Management uses the Non-GAAP Financial Measures as measures to review and assess operating performance of the Company's business, and management and investors should review both the overall performance (GAAP net income) and the operating performance (the Non-GAAP Financial Measures) of the Company's business. While management considers the Non-GAAP Financial Measures to be important, they should be considered in addition to, but not as substitutes for or superior to, other measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP, such as operating income, net income and cash flows from operations. In addition, the Non-GAAP Financial Measures are susceptible to varying calculations and the Company's measurement of the Non-GAAP Financial Measures may not be comparable to those of other companies. Attached hereto as Tables 2 through 10 is information relating to the Company's the Non-GAAP Financial Measures for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015.

Conference Call to Discuss Third quarter 2016 Results

As previously announced, the Company will host a conference call and webcast on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 8:30 AM. (ET) to discuss third quarter 2016 results. Investors can access the call by dialing 800-859-8150 and entering 21770048 as the conference ID number. The call will also be available via live webcast atwww.investorcalendar.com. Webcast participants should allot extra time to register before the webcast begins.

A replay of the call will be available shortly after the call ends on November 3, 2016 through November 17, 2016. To access the replay, dial 877-656-8905 and enter 21770048 as the conference ID number. The archived webcast will also be available at www.investorcalendar.com for one year.

Vector Group is a holding company that indirectly owns Liggett Group LLC, Vector Tobacco Inc. and Zoom E-Cigs LLC and directly owns New Valley LLC, which owns a controlling interest in Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC. Additional information concerning the company is available on the Company's website, www.VectorGroupLtd.com.

[Financial Tables Follow]

     
TABLE 1
VECTOR GROUP LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts)

 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2016   2015 2016   2015
(Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Revenues    
Tobacco* $ 274,164 $ 264,170 $ 750,677 $ 747,145
Real estate 184,936 185,563 527,448 478,841
E-Cigarettes 4   201   52   881  
Total revenues 459,104 449,934 1,278,177 1,226,867
 
Expenses:
Cost of sales:
Tobacco* 186,343 174,418 491,688 506,315
Real estate 117,089 121,078 331,784 309,306
E-Cigarettes 10   421   23   1,518  
Total cost of sales 303,442 295,917 823,495 817,139
 
Operating, selling, administrative and general expenses 86,298 79,352 250,048 233,449
Litigation, settlement and judgment expense 3,750 2,350 5,843
Restructuring charges   1,548   41   1,548  
Operating income 69,364 69,367 202,243 168,888
 
Other income (expenses):
Interest expense (37,365 ) (32,898 ) (104,454 ) (96,405 )
Change in fair value of derivatives embedded within convertible debt 6,112 7,044 23,222 18,760
Equity in earnings (losses) from real estate ventures 1,022 (916 ) 3,328 1,278
Equity in losses from investments (1,526 ) (1,103 ) (2,108 ) (2,654 )
Gain (loss) on sale of investment securities available for sale 142 (821 ) 848 12,018
Impairment of investment securities available for sale (54 ) (12,211 ) (4,916 ) (12,211 )
Other, net 1,328   1,342   2,956   5,100  
Income before provision for income taxes 39,023 29,804 121,119 94,774
Income tax expense 13,316   13,694   46,682   37,739  
 
Net income 25,707 16,110 74,437 57,035
 
Net income attributed to non-controlling interest (2,532 ) (3,644 ) (7,909 ) (5,741 )
 
Net income attributed to Vector Group Ltd. $ 23,175   $ 12,466   $ 66,528   $ 51,294  
 
Per basic common share:
 
Net income applicable to common shares attributed to Vector Group Ltd. $ 0.18   $ 0.10   $ 0.52   $ 0.40  
 
Per diluted common share:
 
Net income applicable to common shares attributed to Vector Group Ltd. $ 0.18   $ 0.10   $ 0.52   $ 0.40  
 
Cash distributions declared per share $ 0.38   $ 0.36   $ 1.14   $ 1.09  

* Revenues and cost of sales include federal excise taxes of $116,024, $112,773, $313,731 and $319,044, respectively.

       
TABLE 2
VECTOR GROUP LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
REVENUES AND RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED REVENUES
(Unaudited)

(Dollars in Thousands)

 

 
 
LTM Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30, September 30,
2016 2016

 

2015 2016   2015
 
Revenues $ 1,708,507 $ 459,104 $ 449,934 $ 1,278,177   $ 1,226,867
 
Purchase accounting adjustments (a) 481     481     1,444
Total adjustments 481 481 1,444
 
Adjusted Revenues (b) $ 1,708,988   $ 459,104   $ 450,415   $ 1,278,177   $ 1,228,311
 
Revenues by Segment
Tobacco (b) $ 1,021,293 $ 274,164 $ 264,170 $ 750,677 $ 747,145
E-cigarettes (2,799 ) 4 201 52 881
Real Estate (c) 690,013 184,936 185,563 527,448 478,841
Corporate and Other        
Total (b) $ 1,708,507   $ 459,104   $ 449,934   $ 1,278,177   $ 1,226,867
 
Adjusted Revenues by Segment
Tobacco (b) $ 1,021,293 $ 274,164 $ 264,170 $ 750,677 $ 747,145
E-cigarettes (2,799 ) 4 201 52 881
Real Estate (c) 690,494 184,936 186,044 527,448 480,285
Corporate and Other        
Total (b) $ 1,708,988   $ 459,104   $ 450,415   $ 1,278,177   $ 1,228,311
 
     
a. Amounts represent purchase accounting adjustments recorded in the periods presented in connection with the increase of the Company's ownership of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC, which occurred in 2013.
b. Includes excise taxes of $432,073 for the last twelve months ended September 30, 2016 and $116,024, $112,773, $313,731 and $319,044 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively.
c. Includes Adjusted Revenues from Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC of $684,960 for the last twelve months ended September 30, 2016 and $184,453, $185,481, $523,767 and $475,807 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively.
 
       
TABLE 3
VECTOR GROUP LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED EBITDA
(Unaudited)

(Dollars in Thousands)

 
LTM Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30, September 30,
2016 2016   2015 2016   2015
 
Net income attributed to Vector Group Ltd. $ 74,432 $ 23,175   $ 12,466 $ 66,528   $ 51,294
Interest expense 128,740 37,365 32,898 104,454 96,405
Income tax expense 50,176 13,316 13,694 46,682 37,739
Net income attributed to non-controlling interest 9,442 2,532 3,644 7,909 5,741
Depreciation and amortization 23,125   5,833   6,673   16,867   19,396  
EBITDA $ 285,915 $ 82,221 $ 69,375 $ 242,440 $ 210,575
Change in fair value of derivatives embedded within convertible debt (a) (28,917 ) (6,112 ) (7,044 ) (23,222 ) (18,760 )
Equity in losses from investments (b) 2,135 1,526 1,103 2,108 2,654
Loss (gain) on sale of investment securities available for sale 32 (142 ) 821 (848 ) (12,018 )
Impairment of investment securities available for sale 5,551 54 12,211 4,916 12,211
Equity in (earnings) losses from real estate ventures (c) (4,051 ) (1,022 ) 916 (3,328 ) (1,278 )
Pension settlement charge 1,607
Stock-based compensation expense (d) 9,249 2,438 1,248 7,277 3,648
Litigation settlement and judgment expense (e) 16,579 3,750 2,350 5,843
Impact of MSA settlement (f) 981 (370 ) (5,715 ) (370 ) (5,715 )
Restructuring charges 5,750 1,548 41 1,548
Purchase accounting adjustments (g) 2,580 1,653 366 2,201 1,056
Other, net (4,265 ) (1,328 ) (1,342 ) (2,956 ) (5,100 )
Adjusted EBITDA $ 291,539 $ 78,918 $ 77,237 $ 230,609 $ 196,271
Adjusted EBITDA attributed to non-controlling interest (13,384 ) (3,852 ) (4,735 ) (10,849 ) (8,732 )
Adjusted EBITDA attributed to Vector Group Ltd. $ 278,155   $ 75,066   $ 72,502   $ 219,760   $ 187,539  
 
Adjusted EBITDA by Segment
Tobacco $ 268,086 $ 69,421 $ 66,084 $ 204,292 $ 181,580
E-cigarettes (5,776 ) (165 ) (2,146 ) (449 ) (7,710 )
Real Estate (h) 44,710 13,144 15,981 38,297 31,698
Corporate and Other (15,481 ) (3,482 ) (2,682 ) (11,531 ) (9,297 )
Total $ 291,539   $ 78,918   $ 77,237   $ 230,609   $ 196,271  
 
Adjusted EBITDA Attributed to Vector Group Ltd. by Segment
Tobacco $ 268,086 $ 69,421 $ 66,084 $ 204,292 $ 181,580
E-cigarettes (5,776 ) (165 ) (2,146 ) (449 ) (7,710 )
Real Estate (i) 31,326 9,292 11,246 27,448 22,966
Corporate and Other (15,481 ) (3,482 ) (2,682 ) (11,531 ) (9,297 )
Total $ 278,155   $ 75,066   $ 72,502   $ 219,760   $ 187,539  
     
a. Represents income or losses recognized from changes in the fair value of the derivatives embedded in the Company's convertible debt.
b. Represents equity in losses recognized from investments that the Company accounts for under the equity method.
c. Represents equity in (earnings) losses recognized from the Company's investment in certain real estate businesses that are not consolidated in its financial results.
d. Represents amortization of stock-based compensation.
e. Represents accruals for settlements of judgment expenses in the Engle progeny tobacco litigation.
f. Represents the Company's tobacco segment's settlement of a long-standing dispute related to the Master Settlement Agreement.
g. Amounts represent purchase accounting adjustments recorded in the periods presented in connection with the increase of the Company's ownership of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC, which occurred in 2013.
h. Includes Adjusted EBITDA for Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC of $43,034 for the last twelve months ended September 30, 2016 and $13,297, $16,294, $37,179 and $29,885 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively. Amounts reported in this footnote reflect 100% of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC's entire Adjusted EBITDA.
i. Includes Adjusted EBITDA for Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC less non-controlling interest of $30,378 for the last twelve months ended September 30, 2016 and $9,386, $11,502, $26,245 and $21,096 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively. Amounts reported in this footnote have adjusted Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC's Adjusted EBITDA for non-controlling interest.
     
TABLE 4
VECTOR GROUP LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED NET INCOME
(Unaudited)

(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts)

 
 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2016   2015 2016   2015
 
Net income attributed to Vector Group Ltd. $ 23,175   $ 12,466 $ 66,528   $ 51,294
 
Change in fair value of derivatives embedded within convertible debt (6,112 ) (7,044 ) (23,222 ) (18,760 )
Non-cash amortization of debt discount on convertible debt 10,167 7,187 27,623 19,646
Litigation settlement and judgment expense (a) 3,750 2,350 5,843
Pension settlement charge 1,607
Impact of interest expense capitalized to real estate ventures, net (3,276 ) (8,111 )
Impact of MSA settlement (b) (370 ) (5,715 ) (370 ) (5,715 )
Restructuring charges 1,548 41 1,548
Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC purchase accounting adjustments (c) 1,511   1,351   2,568   3,945  
Total adjustments 1,920 1,077 879 8,114
 
Tax expense related to adjustments (780 ) (448 ) (357 ) (3,358 )
       
Adjusted Net Income attributed to Vector Group Ltd. $ 24,315   $ 13,095   $ 67,050   $ 56,050  
 
Per diluted common share:
 
Adjusted Net Income applicable to common shares attributed to Vector Group Ltd. $ 0.19   $ 0.10   $ 0.52   $ 0.44  
 
    a.   Represents accruals for settlements of judgment expenses in the Engle progeny tobacco litigation.
b. Represents the Company's tobacco segment's settlement of a long-standing dispute related to the Master Settlement Agreement.
c. Represents 70.59% of purchase accounting adjustments in the periods presented for assets acquired in connection with the increase of the Company's ownership of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC, which occurred in 2013.
 
       
TABLE 5
VECTOR GROUP LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED OPERATING INCOME
(Unaudited)

(Dollars in Thousands)

 
 
LTM Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30, September 30,
2016 2016   2015 2016   2015
 
Operating income $ 233,275 $ 69,364   $ 69,367 $ 202,243   $ 168,888
 
Litigation settlement and judgment expense (a) 16,579 3,750 2,350 5,843
Pension settlement charge 1,607
Restructuring expense 5,750 1,548 41 1,548
Impact of MSA settlement (b) 981 (370 ) (5,715 ) (370 ) (5,715 )
Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC purchase accounting adjustments (c) 5,563   2,141   1,913   3,638   5,588  
Total adjustments 28,873 1,771 1,496 5,659 8,871
 
Adjusted Operating Income (d) $ 262,148   $ 71,135   $ 70,863   $ 207,902   $ 177,759  
 
    a.   Represents accruals for settlements of judgment expenses in the Engle progeny tobacco litigation.
b. Represents the Company's tobacco segment's settlement of a long-standing dispute related to the Master Settlement Agreement.
c. Amounts represent purchase accounting adjustments recorded in the periods presented in connection with the increase of the Company's ownership of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC, which occurred in 2013.
d. Does not include a reduction for 29.41% non-controlling interest in Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC.
 
       
TABLE 6
VECTOR GROUP LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF TOBACCO ADJUSTED OPERATING INCOME
AND TOBACCO ADJUSTED EBITDA
(Unaudited)

(Dollars in Thousands)

 
 

 

LTM Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30, September 30,
2016 2016   2015 2016   2015
 
Tobacco Adjusted Operating Income:    
Operating income from tobacco segment $ 234,351 $ 66,974 $ 63,630 $ 194,473 $ 169,515
 
Litigation settlement and judgment expense (a) 16,579 3,750 2,350 5,843
Pension settlement charge 1,607
Restructuring expense 5,750 1,548 41 1,548
Impact of MSA settlement (b) 981   (370 ) (5,715 ) (370 ) (5,715 )
Total adjustments 23,310 (370 ) (417 ) 2,021 3,283
 
Tobacco Adjusted Operating Income $ 257,661   $ 66,604   $ 63,213   $ 196,494   $ 172,798  
 
    LTM   Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30, September 30,
2016 2016   2015 2016   2015
 
Tobacco Adjusted EBITDA:
Operating income from tobacco segment $ 234,351 $ 66,974 $ 63,630 $ 194,473 $ 169,515
 
Litigation settlement and judgment expense (a) 16,579 3,750 2,350 5,843
Pension settlement charge 1,607
Restructuring expense 5,750 1,548 41 1,548
Impact of MSA settlement (b) 981   (370 ) (5,715 ) (370 ) (5,715 )
Total adjustments 23,310 (370 ) (417 ) 2,021 3,283
 
Tobacco Adjusted Operating Income 257,661 66,604 63,213 196,494 172,798
 
Depreciation and amortization 10,341 2,796 2,871 7,735 8,717
Stock-based compensation expense 84   21     63   65  
Total adjustments 10,425 2,817 2,871 7,798 8,782
 
Tobacco Adjusted EBITDA $ 268,086   $ 69,421   $ 66,084   $ 204,292   $ 181,580  
 
     
a. Represents accruals for settlements of judgment expenses in the Engle progeny tobacco litigation.
b. Represents the Company's tobacco segment's settlement of a long-standing dispute related to the Master Settlement Agreement.
 
       
TABLE 7
VECTOR GROUP LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF REAL ESTATE SEGMENT (NEW VALLEY LLC) ADJUSTED REVENUES
(Unaudited)

(Dollars in Thousands)

 
 
LTM Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30, September 30,
2016 2016   2015 2016   2015
 
Real Estate Segment (New Valley LLC) revenues $ 690,013 $ 184,936   $ 185,563 $ 527,448   $ 478,841
 
Purchase accounting adjustments (a) 481     481     1,444
Total adjustments 481 481 1,444
 
Real Estate Segment (New Valley LLC) Adjusted Revenues (b) $ 690,494   $ 184,936   $ 186,044   $ 527,448   $ 480,285
 
    a.   Amounts represent purchase accounting adjustments recorded in connection with the increase of the Company's ownership of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC., which occurred in 2013.
b. Includes Adjusted Revenues from Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC of $684,960 for the last twelve months ended September 30, 2016 and $184,453, $185,481, $523,767 and $475,807 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively.
 
       
TABLE 8
VECTOR GROUP LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF REAL SEGMENT (NEW VALLEY LLC) ADJUSTED EBITDA
(Unaudited)

(Dollars in Thousands)

 

 

LTM Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30, September 30,
2016 2016   2015 2016   2015
 
Net income attributed to Vector Group Ltd. from subsidiary non-guarantors (a) $ 15,744 $ 4,721   $ 4,695 $ 14,291   $ 10,215
Interest expense (a) 17 7 1 14 4
Income tax expense (a) 10,877 2,430 3,395 9,891 7,904
Net income attributed to non-controlling interest (a) 9,442 2,532 3,644 7,909 5,741
Depreciation and amortization 11,089   2,647   3,388   7,872   9,372  
EBITDA $ 47,169 $ 12,337 $ 15,123 $ 39,977 $ 33,236
Loss (income) from non-guarantors other than New Valley LLC 109 8 (1 ) 84 66
Equity in (earnings) losses from real estate ventures (b) (4,051 ) (1,022 ) 916 (3,328 ) (1,278 )
Purchase accounting adjustments (c) 2,580 1,653 366 2,201 1,056
Other, net (1,172 ) 136   (305 ) (704 ) (1,286 )
Adjusted EBITDA $ 44,635 $ 13,112 $ 16,099 $ 38,230 $ 31,794
Adjusted EBITDA attributed to non-controlling interest (13,384 ) (3,852 ) (4,735 ) (10,849 ) (8,732 )
Adjusted EBITDA attributed to New Valley LLC $ 31,251   $ 9,260   $ 11,364   $ 27,381   $ 23,062  
 
Adjusted EBITDA by Segment
Real Estate (d) $ 44,710 $ 13,144 $ 15,981 $ 38,297 $ 31,698
Corporate and Other (75 ) (32 ) 118   (67 ) 96  
Total (f) $ 44,635   $ 13,112   $ 16,099   $ 38,230   $ 31,794  
 
Adjusted EBITDA Attributed to New Valley LLC by Segment
Real Estate (e) $ 31,326 $ 9,292 $ 11,246 $ 27,448 $ 22,966
Corporate and Other (75 ) (32 ) 118   (67 ) 96  
Total (f) $ 31,251   $ 9,260   $ 11,364   $ 27,381   $ 23,062  
 
    a.   Amounts are derived from Vector Group Ltd.'s Consolidated Financial Statements. See Note entitled "Vector Group Ltd.'s Condensed Consolidating Financial Information" contained in Vector Group Ltd.'s Form 10-K and Form 10-Q for the year ended December 31, 2015 and the quarterly period ended September 30, 2016, respectively.
b. Represents equity in (earnings) losses recognized from the Company's investment in certain real estate businesses that are not consolidated in its financial results.
c. Amounts represent purchase accounting adjustments recorded in the periods presented in connection with the increase of the Company's ownership of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC, which occurred in 2013.
d. Includes Adjusted EBITDA for Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC of $43,034 for the last twelve months ended September 30, 2016 and $13,297, $16,294, $37,179 and $29,885 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively. Amounts reported in this footnote reflect 100% of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC's entire Adjusted EBITDA.
e. Includes Adjusted EBITDA for Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC less non-controlling interest of $30,378 for the last twelve months ended September 30, 2016 and $9,386, $11,502, $26,245 and $21,096 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively. Amounts reported in this footnote have adjusted Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC's Adjusted EBITDA for non-controlling interest.
f. New Valley's Adjusted EBITDA does not include an allocation of Vector Group Ltd.'s "Corporate and Other" segment's expenses (for purposes of computing Adjusted EBITDA contained in Table 3 of this press release) of $15,481 for the last twelve months ended September 30, 2016 and $3,482, $2,682, $11,531 and $9,297 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively.
 
       
TABLE 9
VECTOR GROUP LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF DOUGLAS ELLIMAN REALTY, LLC ADJUSTED REVENUES
(Unaudited)

(Dollars in Thousands)

 
 
LTM Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30, September 30,
2016 2016   2015 2016   2015
 
Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC revenues $ 684,479 $ 184,453 $ 185,000 $ 523,767   $ 474,363
 
Purchase accounting adjustments (a) 481     481     1,444
Total adjustments 481 481 1,444
 
Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC Adjusted Revenues $ 684,960   $ 184,453   $ 185,481   $ 523,767   $ 475,807
 
    a.   Amounts represent purchase accounting adjustments recorded in the periods presented in connection with the increase of the Company's ownership of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC, which occurred in 2013.
 
       
TABLE 10
VECTOR GROUP LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF DOUGLAS ELLIMAN REALTY, LLC ADJUSTED EBITDA
AND DOUGLAS ELLIMAN REALTY, LLC ADJUSTED EBITDA ATTRIBUTED TO REAL ESTATE SEGMENT
(Unaudited)

(Dollars in Thousands)

 
LTM Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30, September 30,
2016 2016   2015 2016   2015
 
Net income attributed to Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC $ 29,631 $ 8,684 $ 12,437 $ 27,181   $ 19,713
Interest expense 1 3
Income tax expense 904 311 349 949 876
Depreciation and amortization 10,756   2,549   3,329   7,608   9,195  
Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC EBITDA $ 41,292 $ 11,544 $ 16,115 $ 35,738 $ 29,787
Equity income from real estate ventures (a) (1,029 ) (235 ) (211 ) (992 ) (908 )
Purchase accounting adjustments (b) 2,580 1,653 366 2,201 1,056
Other, net 191   335   24   232   (50 )
Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC Adjusted EBITDA $ 43,034 $ 13,297 $ 16,294 $ 37,179 $ 29,885
Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC Adjusted EBITDA attributed to non-controlling interest (12,656 ) (3,911 ) (4,792 ) (10,934 ) (8,789 )
Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC Adjusted EBITDA attributed to Real Estate Segment 30,378   9,386   11,502   26,245   21,096  
 
    a.   Represents equity income recognized from the Company's investment in certain real estate businesses that are not consolidated in its financial results.
b. Amounts represent purchase accounting adjustments recorded in the periods presented in connection with the increase of the Company's ownership of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC, which occurred in 2013.

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