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Michael P. Shaunnessy Joins Company as President and CEO Adjusted EBITDA Increases Fourfold
HOUSTON, Dec. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc. (NYSE MKT:UWN) today announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2013, ended October 31, 2012.
Second Quarter 2013 Financial Highlights
Net revenues increased 28% to $16.4 million.
Adjusted EBITDA (1) from continuing operations increased to $1.3 million from $0.3 million.
Net loss per share from continuing operations, including non-recurring items, was $0.04 compared to $0.15 in the prior-year period.
Michael Shaunnessy, who joined Nevada Gold as President and CEO on December 1, 2012, commented, "With the company's newly streamlined organization, enhanced operations and a focus on practical growth options, I believe we are at an important turning point for Nevada Gold. I am excited about working with the board of directors and employees to optimize the collection of assets the company has amassed and to take advantage of new growth opportunities available in today's market."
Ernest East, who served as interim president from September 6, 2012 to November 30, 2012, stated, "We are pleased with the company's substantial increase in adjusted EBITDA during the quarter. Our Washington and South Dakota operations both performed according to plan and we implemented meaningful cost reductions, in excess of $1 million annually. During the quarter we also re-assessed our ongoing development efforts and, given the challenges of securing financing, decided not to pursue the Las Vegas Speedway Project. This quarter's results include the write-off of the $215,000 invested to date in that project as well as approximately $42,000 in other development costs."
William Sherlock, Chairman of the Board of Directors, observed, "We are delighted that the search process the board began in September moved forward so quickly, enabling us to retain a first-class executive for Nevada Gold. Mike's three decades in the gaming and hospitality industry, combined with his outstanding operational and financial skills, position him ideally to lead Nevada Gold to its next stage of development."