Vector Group Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Financial Results

MIAMI--()--Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016.

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

GAAP Financial Results

Fourth quarter 2016 revenues were $412.8 million, compared to revenues of $430.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. The Company recorded operating income of $30.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to operating income of $31.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. Net income attributed to Vector Group Ltd. for the 2016 fourth quarter was $4.6 million, or $0.04 per diluted common share, compared to net income of $7.9 million, or $0.06 per diluted common share, in the 2015 fourth quarter.

For the year ended December 31, 2016 revenues were $1.691 billion, compared to revenues of $1.657 billion for the year ended December 31, 2015. The Company recorded operating income of $233.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2016, compared to operating income of $199.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2015. Net income attributed to Vector Group Ltd. for the year ended December 31, 2016 was $71.1 million, or $0.55 per diluted common share, compared to net income of $59.2 million, or $0.46 per diluted common share for the year ended December 31, 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 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 months and years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 are included in Tables 2 through 10.

Three months ended December 31, 2016 compared to the three months ended December 31, 2015

Fourth quarter 2016 Adjusted Revenues (as described in Table 2 attached hereto) were $412.8 million compared to $430.8 million in 2015.

Adjusted EBITDA attributed to Vector Group (as described below and in Table 3 attached hereto) were $60.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to $58.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2015.

Adjusted Net Income (as described below and in Table 4 attached hereto) was $16.4 million or $0.13 per diluted share for the three months ended December 31, 2016 and $16.4 million or $0.13 per diluted share for the three months ended December 31, 2015.

Adjusted Operating Income (as described below and in Table 5 attached hereto) was $52.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2016 compared to $54.2 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015.

Year ended December 31, 2016 compared to the year ended December 31, 2015

For the year ended December 31, 2016 Adjusted Revenues (as described in Table 2 attached hereto) were $1.691 billion compared to $1.659 billion in 2015.

Adjusted EBITDA attributed to Vector Group (as described below and in Table 3 attached hereto) were $280.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2016 compared to $245.9 million in 2015.

Adjusted Net Income (as described below and in Table 4 attached hereto) was $83.4 million or $0.65 per diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2016 and $72.5 million or $0.57 per diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2015.

Adjusted Operating Income (as described below and in Table 5 attached hereto) was $260.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2016 and $232.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2015.

Tobacco Segment Financial Results

For the fourth quarter 2016, the Tobacco segment had revenues of $260.9 million, compared to $270.6 million for the fourth quarter 2015. The decline in revenues was primarily due to a 5.2% decline in unit sales volume partially offset by favorable net pricing variances.

For the year ended December 31, 2016, the Tobacco segment had revenues of $1.012 billion, compared to $1.018 billion for the year ended December 31, 2015. The decline in revenues was primarily due to a 2.6% decline in unit sales volume partially offset by favorable net pricing variances.

Operating Income from the Tobacco segment was $43.8 million and $238.3 million for the three months and year ended December 31, 2016 compared to $39.9 million and $209.4 million for the three months and year ended December 31, 2015, respectively.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Tobacco Adjusted Operating Income (described below and included in Table 6 attached hereto) for the fourth quarter 2016 and 2015 was $62.1 million and $61.2 million, respectively. Tobacco Adjusted Operating Income for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 was $258.6 million and $234.0 million, respectively.

For the three months ended December 31, 2016, the Tobacco segment had conventional cigarette (wholesale) shipments of approximately 2.23 billion units compared to 2.35 billion units for the three months ended December 31, 2015. For the year ended December 31, 2016, the Tobacco segment had conventional cigarette (wholesale) shipments of approximately 8.46 billion units compared to 8.69 billion units for the year ended December 31, 2015.

Liggett's retail market share increased to approximately 3.5% during the year ended December 31, 2016. Compared to the year ended December 31, 2015, Liggett's retail shipments increased 1.4% 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 fourth quarter 2016, the Real Estate segment had revenues of $152.7 million, compared to $162.6 million for the fourth quarter 2015. For the year ended December 31, 2016, the Real Estate segment had revenues of $680.1 million compared to $641.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2015. For the fourth quarter 2016, the Real Estate segment reported a net loss of $0.8 million, compared to net income of $1.5 million for the fourth quarter 2015. For the year ended December 31, 2016, the Real Estate segment reported net income of $13.5 million compared to $11.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2015.

Douglas Elliman's results are included in Vector Group Ltd.'s Real Estate segment. For the fourth quarter 2016, Douglas Elliman had revenues of $151.5 million, compared to $160.7 million for the fourth quarter 2015. For the year ended December 31, 2016, Douglas Elliman had revenues of $675.3 million compared to $635.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2015. For fourth quarter 2016, Douglas Elliman reported a net loss of $6.1 million, compared to net income of $2.5 million for the fourth quarter 2015. For the year ended December 31, 2016, Douglas Elliman net income of $21.1 million compared to $22.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2015.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

For the fourth quarter 2016, the Real Estate segment had Adjusted Revenues of $152.7 million, compared to $163.0 million for the fourth quarter 2015. For the fourth quarter 2016, Real Estate Adjusted EBITDA attributed to the Company were $0.6 million, compared to $3.9 million for the fourth quarter 2015.

For the year ended December 31, 2016, the Real Estate segment had Adjusted Revenues of $680.1 million compared to $643.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2015. The increase in revenues was primarily due to an increase in commissions and other brokerage income at Douglas Elliman. For the year ended December 31, 2016, Real Estate Adjusted EBITDA attributed to the Company were $28.0 million compared to $26.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2015.

Douglas Elliman's results are included in Vector Group Ltd.'s Real Estate segment. Douglas Elliman's Adjusted Revenues for the fourth quarter 2016 were $151.5 million, compared to $161.2 million for the fourth quarter 2015.

For the fourth quarter 2016, Douglas Elliman's Adjusted EBITDA were a loss of $0.5 million (a loss of $0.4 million attributed to the Company), compared to income of $5.9 million ($4.1 million attributed to the Company) for the fourth quarter 2015.

For the year ended December 31, 2016, Douglas Elliman's Adjusted Revenues were $675.3 million compared to $637.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2015.

For the year ended December 31, 2016, Douglas Elliman's Adjusted EBITDA were $36.7 million ($25.9 million attributed to the Company), compared to $35.7 million ($25.2 million attributed to the Company) for the year ended December 31, 2015.

For the three months and year ended December 31, 2016, Douglas Elliman achieved closed sales of approximately $5.7 billion and $24.6 billion, compared to $6.2 billion and $22.4 billion for the three months and year ended December 31, 2015.

E-cigarettes Segment Financial Results

For the fourth quarter of 2016, the E-cigarette segment had a loss of Adjusted EBITDA of $1.0 million compared to a loss of Adjusted EBITDA of $5.3 million for the fourth quarter 2015.

For the year ended December 31, 2016, the E-cigarette segment had a loss of Adjusted EBITDA of $1.4 million compared to a loss of Adjusted EBITDA of $13.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2015.

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 Non-GAAP Financial Measures for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2016 and 2015.

Conference Call to Discuss Fourth quarter 2016 Results

As previously announced, the Company will host a conference call and webcast on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 4:30 PM (ET) to discuss fourth quarter 2016 results. Investors can access the call by dialing 800-859-8150 and entering 48737139 as the conference ID number. The call will also be available via live webcast at www.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 March 1, 2017 through March 15, 2017. To access the replay, dial 877-656-8905 and enter 48737139 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 and Vector Tobacco Inc. 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 Year ended
December 31, December 31,
2016   2015 2016   2015
(Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Revenues
Tobacco* $ 260,943 $ 270,616 $ 1,011,620 $ 1,017,761
Real estate 152,657 162,565 680,105 641,406
E-Cigarettes (828 ) (2,851 ) (776 ) (1,970 )
Total revenues 412,772 430,330 1,690,949 1,657,197
 
Expenses:
Cost of sales:
Tobacco* 180,743 191,585 672,431 697,900
Real estate 93,045 100,981 424,829 410,287
E-Cigarettes 61   22   84   1,540  
Total cost of sales 273,849 292,588 1,097,344 1,109,727
 
Operating, selling, administrative and general expenses 90,519 86,772 340,567 320,221
Litigation, settlement and judgment expense 17,650 14,229 20,000 20,072
Restructuring charges   5,709   41   7,257  
Operating income 30,754 31,032 232,997 199,920
 
Other income (expenses):
Interest expense (38,528 ) (24,286 ) (142,982 ) (120,691 )
Change in fair value of derivatives embedded within convertible debt 8,488 5,695 31,710 24,455
Equity in earnings from real estate ventures 1,872 723 5,200 2,001
Equity in losses from investments (646 ) (26 ) (2,754 ) (2,681 )
Gain (loss) on sale of investment securities available for sale 2,059 (880 ) 2,907 11,138
Impairment of investment securities available for sale (465 ) (635 ) (5,381 ) (12,846 )
Other, net 1,776   1,308   4,732   6,409  
Income before provision for income taxes 5,310 12,931 126,429 107,705
Income tax expense 2,481   3,494   49,163   41,233  
 
Net income 2,829 9,437 77,266 66,472
 
Net loss (income) attributed to non-controlling interest 1,770   (1,533 ) (6,139 ) (7,274 )
 
Net income attributed to Vector Group Ltd. $ 4,599   $ 7,904   $ 71,127   $ 59,198  
 
Per basic common share:
 
Net income applicable to common shares attributed to Vector Group Ltd. $ 0.04   $ 0.06   $ 0.56   $ 0.46  
 
Per diluted common share:
 
Net income applicable to common shares attributed to Vector Group Ltd. $ 0.04   $ 0.06   $ 0.55   $ 0.46  
 
Cash distributions declared per share $ 0.40   $ 0.38   $ 1.54   $ 1.47  
 

* Revenues and cost of sales include federal excise taxes of $112,249, $120,603, $425,980 and $439,647, respectively.

 

TABLE 2

VECTOR GROUP LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

REVENUES AND RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED REVENUES

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in Thousands)

         
Three Months Ended Year ended
December 31, December 31,
2016   2015 2016   2015
 
Revenues $ 412,772 $ 430,330 $ 1,690,949 $ 1,657,197
 
Purchase accounting adjustments (a)   481     1,925  
Total adjustments 481 1,925
 
Adjusted Revenues (b) $ 412,772   $ 430,811   $ 1,690,949   $ 1,659,122  
 
Revenues by Segment
Tobacco (b) $ 260,943 $ 270,616 $ 1,011,620 $ 1,017,761
E-cigarettes (828 ) (2,851 ) (776 ) (1,970 )
Real Estate (c) 152,657 162,565 680,105 641,406
Corporate and Other        
Total (b) $ 412,772   $ 430,330   $ 1,690,949   $ 1,657,197  
 
Adjusted Revenues by Segment
Tobacco (b) $ 260,943 $ 270,616 $ 1,011,620 $ 1,017,761
E-cigarettes (828 ) (2,851 ) (776 ) (1,970 )
Real Estate (c) 152,657 163,046 680,105 643,331
Corporate and Other        
Total (b) $ 412,772   $ 430,811   $ 1,690,949   $ 1,659,122  
 
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 $112,249, $120,603, $425,980 and $439,647 for the quarters and years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively.
c. Includes Adjusted Revenues from Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC of $151,491, $161,193, $675,258 and $637,000 for the quarters and years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively.
 
 

TABLE 3

VECTOR GROUP LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED EBITDA

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in Thousands)

       
Three Months Ended Year ended
December 31, December 31,
2016   2015 2016   2015
 
Net income attributed to Vector Group Ltd. $ 4,599 $ 7,904 $ 71,127 $ 59,198
Interest expense 38,528 24,286 142,982 120,691
Income tax expense 2,481 3,494 49,163 41,233
Net income attributed to non-controlling interest (1,770 ) 1,533 6,139 7,274
Depreciation and amortization 5,492   6,258   22,359   25,654  
EBITDA $ 49,330 $ 43,475 $ 291,770 $ 254,050
Change in fair value of derivatives embedded within convertible debt (a) (8,488 ) (5,695 ) (31,710 ) (24,455 )
Equity in losses from investments (b) 646 26 2,754 2,681
Loss (gain) on sale of investment securities available for sale (2,059 ) 880 (2,907 ) (11,138 )
Impairment of investment securities available for sale 465 635 5,381 12,846
Equity in earnings from real estate ventures (c) (1,872 ) (723 ) (5,200 ) (2,001 )
Pension settlement charge 1,607
Stock-based compensation expense (d) 2,775 1,972 10,052 5,620
Litigation settlement and judgment expense (e) 17,650 14,229 20,000 20,072
Impact of MSA settlement (f) 617 1,351 247 (4,364 )
Restructuring charges 5,709 41 7,257
Purchase accounting adjustments (g) 3,029 379 5,230 1,435
Other, net (1,776 ) (1,308 ) (4,732 ) (6,409 )
Adjusted EBITDA $ 60,317 $ 60,930 $ 290,926 $ 257,201
Adjusted EBITDA attributed to non-controlling interest 153   (2,535 ) (10,696 ) (11,267 )
Adjusted EBITDA attributed to Vector Group Ltd. $ 60,470   $ 58,395   $ 280,230   $ 245,934  
 
Adjusted EBITDA by Segment
Tobacco $ 64,598 $ 63,794 $ 268,890 $ 245,374
E-cigarettes (954 ) (5,327 ) (1,403 ) (13,037 )
Real Estate (h) 419 6,413 38,716 38,111
Corporate and Other (3,746 ) (3,950 ) (15,277 ) (13,247 )
Total $ 60,317   $ 60,930   $ 290,926   $ 257,201  
 
Adjusted EBITDA Attributed to Vector Group Ltd. by Segment
Tobacco $ 64,598 $ 63,794 $ 268,890 $ 245,374
E-cigarettes (954 ) (5,327 ) (1,403 ) (13,037 )
Real Estate (i) 572 3,878 28,020 26,844
Corporate and Other (3,746 ) (3,950 ) (15,277 ) (13,247 )
Total $ 60,470   $ 58,395   $ 280,230   $ 245,934  
 
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 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 $(522), $5,855, $36,657 and $35,740 for the three months and years ended December 31, 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 $(368), $4,133, $25,876 and $25,229 for the three months and years ended December 31, 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 Year ended
December 31, December 31,
2016   2015 2016   2015
 
Net income attributed to Vector Group Ltd. $ 4,599 $ 7,904 $ 71,127 $ 59,198
 
Change in fair value of derivatives embedded within convertible debt (8,488 ) (5,695 ) (31,710 ) (24,455 )
Non-cash amortization of debt discount on convertible debt 10,905 7,565 38,528 27,211
Litigation settlement and judgment expense (a) 17,650 14,229 20,000 20,072
Pension settlement charge 1,607
Impact of interest expense capitalized to real estate ventures, net (3,322 ) (9,928 ) (11,433 ) (9,928 )
Impact of MSA settlement (b) 617 1,351 247 (4,364 )
Restructuring charges 5,709 41 7,257
Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC purchase accounting adjustments (c) 2,489   1,358   5,057   5,303  
Total adjustments 19,851 14,589 20,730 22,703
 
Tax expense related to adjustments (8,060 ) (6,089 ) (8,416 ) (9,447 )
       
Adjusted Net Income attributed to Vector Group Ltd. $ 16,390   $ 16,404   $ 83,441   $ 72,454  
 
Per diluted common share:
 
Adjusted Net Income applicable to common shares attributed to Vector Group Ltd. $ 0.13   $ 0.13   $ 0.65   $ 0.57  
 
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)

       
Three Months Ended Year ended
December 31, December 31,
2016   2015 2016   2015
 
Operating income $ 30,754 $ 31,032 $ 232,997 $ 199,920
 
Litigation settlement and judgment expense (a) 17,650 14,229 20,000 20,072
Pension settlement charge 1,607
Restructuring expense 5,709 41 7,257
Impact of MSA settlement (b) 617 1,351 247 (4,364 )
Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC purchase accounting adjustments (c) 3,526   1,925   7,164   7,513  
Total adjustments 21,793 23,214 27,452 32,085
 
Adjusted Operating Income (d) $ 52,547   $ 54,246   $ 260,449   $ 232,005  
 
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)

         
Three Months Ended Year ended
December 31, December 31,
2016   2015 2016   2015
 
Tobacco Adjusted Operating Income:
Operating income from tobacco segment $ 43,820 $ 39,878 $ 238,293 $ 209,393
 
Litigation settlement and judgment expense (a) 17,650 14,229 20,000 20,072
Pension settlement charge 1,607
Restructuring expense 5,709 41 7,257
Impact of MSA settlement (b) 617   1,351   247   (4,364 )
Total adjustments 18,267 21,289 20,288 24,572
 
Tobacco Adjusted Operating Income $ 62,087   $ 61,167   $ 258,581   $ 233,965  
 
        Three Months Ended   Year ended
December 31, December 31,
2016   2015 2016   2015
 
Tobacco Adjusted EBITDA:
Operating income from tobacco segment $ 43,820 $ 39,878 $ 238,293 $ 209,393
 
Litigation settlement and judgment expense (a) 17,650 14,229 20,000 20,072
Pension settlement charge 1,607
Restructuring expense 5,709 41 7,257
Impact of MSA settlement (b) 617   1,351   247   (4,364 )
Total adjustments 18,267 21,289 20,288 24,572
 
Tobacco Adjusted Operating Income 62,087 61,167 258,581 233,965
 
Depreciation and amortization 2,489 2,606 10,224 11,323
Stock-based compensation expense 22   21   85   86  
Total adjustments 2,511 2,627 10,309 11,409
 
Tobacco Adjusted EBITDA $ 64,598   $ 63,794   $ 268,890   $ 245,374  
 
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)

         
Three Months Ended Year ended
December 31, December 31,
2016   2015 2016   2015
 
Real Estate Segment (New Valley LLC) revenues $ 152,657   $ 162,565 $ 680,105   $ 641,406
 
Purchase accounting adjustments (a)   481     1,925
Total adjustments 481 1,925
 
Real Estate Segment (New Valley LLC) Adjusted Revenues (b) $ 152,657   $ 163,046   $ 680,105   $ 643,331
 
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 $151,491, $161,193, $675,258 and $637,000 for the three months and years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively.
 
 

TABLE 8

VECTOR GROUP LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF REAL SEGMENT (NEW VALLEY LLC) ADJUSTED EBITDA

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in Thousands)

         
Three Months Ended Year ended
December 31, December 31,
2016   2015 2016   2015
 
Net income attributed to Vector Group Ltd. from subsidiary non-guarantors (a) $ (814 )   $ 1,453 $ 13,477   $ 11,668
Interest expense (a) 6 3 20 7
Income tax (benefit) expense (a) (556 ) 986 9,335 8,890
Net (loss) income attributed to non-controlling interest (a) (1,770 ) 1,533 6,139 7,274
Depreciation and amortization 2,613   3,217   10,485   12,589  
EBITDA $ (521 ) $ 7,192 $ 39,456 $ 40,428
Loss from non-guarantors other than New Valley LLC 14 25 98 91
Equity in earnings from real estate ventures (b) (1,872 ) (723 ) (5,200 ) (2,001 )
Purchase accounting adjustments (c) 3,029 379 5,230 1,435
Other, net (235 ) (468 ) (939 ) (1,754 )
Adjusted EBITDA $ 415 $ 6,405 $ 38,645 $ 38,199
Adjusted EBITDA attributed to non-controlling interest 153   (2,535 ) (10,696 ) (11,267 )
Adjusted EBITDA attributed to New Valley LLC $ 568   $ 3,870   $ 27,949   $ 26,932  
 
Adjusted EBITDA by Segment
Real Estate (d) $ 419 $ 6,413 $ 38,716 $ 38,111
Corporate and Other (4 ) (8 ) (71 ) 88  
Total (f) $ 415   $ 6,405   $ 38,645   $ 38,199  
 
Adjusted EBITDA Attributed to New Valley LLC by Segment
Real Estate (e) $ 572 $ 3,878 $ 28,020 $ 26,844
Corporate and Other (4 ) (8 ) (71 ) 88  
Total (f) $ 568   $ 3,870   $ 27,949   $ 26,932  
 
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 for the years ended December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively.
b. Represents equity in earnings 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 $(522), $5,855, $36,657 and $35,740 for the three months and years ended December 31, 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 $(368), $4,133, $25,876 and $25,229 for the three months and years ended December 31, 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 $3,746, $3,950, $15,277 and $13,247 for the three months and years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively.
 
 

TABLE 9

VECTOR GROUP LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF DOUGLAS ELLIMAN REALTY, LLC ADJUSTED REVENUES

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in Thousands)

         
Three Months Ended Year ended
December 31, December 31,
2016   2015 2016   2015
 
Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC revenues $ 151,491 $ 160,712 $ 675,258   $ 635,075
 
Purchase accounting adjustments (a)   481     1,925
Total adjustments 481 1,925
 
Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC Adjusted Revenues $ 151,491   $ 161,193   $ 675,258   $ 637,000
 
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)

       
Three Months Ended Year ended
December 31, December 31,
2016   2015 2016   2015
 
Net (loss) income attributed to Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC $ (6,113 ) $ 2,450 $ 21,068   $ 22,163
Interest expense 1 4
Income tax expense (benefit) 177 (45 ) 1,126 831
Depreciation and amortization 2,508   3,148   10,116   12,343  
Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC EBITDA $ (3,428 ) $ 5,554 $ 32,310 $ 35,341
Equity in earnings from real estate ventures (a) (70 ) (37 ) (1,062 ) (945 )
Purchase accounting adjustments (b) 3,029 379 5,230 1,435
Other, net (53 ) (41 ) 179   (91 )
Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC Adjusted EBITDA $ (522 ) $ 5,855 $ 36,657 $ 35,740
Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC Adjusted EBITDA attributed to non-controlling interest 154   (1,722 ) (10,781 ) (10,511 )
Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC Adjusted EBITDA attributed to Real Estate Segment (368 ) 4,133   25,876   25,229  
 
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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