Press Release

July 30, 2014 at 12:00 AM EDT

Vector Group Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Vector Group Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR) today announced financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014.

On December 13, 2013, Vector Group increased its ownership of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC from 50% to 70.59%. Consequently, after December 13, 2013, Vector Group consolidates the operations and financial position of Douglas Elliman Realty in its financial statements. It had previously accounted for its interest in Douglas Elliman under the equity method of accounting.

GAAP Financial Results

Second quarter 2014 revenues were $406.6 million, compared to revenues of $256.2 million in the second quarter of 2013. The increase in revenues in 2014 was primarily due to the acquisition and consolidated presentation of Douglas Elliman. The Company recorded operating income of $60.3 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared to operating income of $44.2 million in the second quarter of 2013. Net income attributed to Vector Group Ltd. for the 2014 second quarter was $7.9 million, or $0.08 per diluted common share, compared to net income of $13.5 million, or $0.14 per diluted common share, in the 2013 second quarter.

For the six months ended June 30, 2014, revenues were $753.8 million, compared to $502.4 million for the first six months of 2013. The increase in revenues in 2014 was primarily due to the acquisition and consolidated presentation of Douglas Elliman. The Company recorded operating income of $103.0 million for the 2014 six-month period, compared to operating income of $87.3 million for the 2013 six-month period. Net income attributed to Vector Group Ltd. for the 2014 six-month period was $10.5 million, or $0.11 per diluted common share, compared to net income of $11.8 million, or $0.13 per diluted common share, for the first six months of 2013.

Non-GAAP Financial Results

The Company's non-GAAP financial results are presented assuming the Company's acquisition of its additional 20.59% interest in Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC, and the related purchase accounting adjustments, occurred prior to January 1, 2013. Non-GAAP financial results also include adjustments for litigation settlement and judgment expenses in the Company's tobacco business, a one-time charge in 2013 related to the extinguishment of the Company's 11% Senior Secured Notes, non-cash stock 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 six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 are included in Tables 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to the three months ended June 30, 2013

Second quarter 2014 Pro-forma Adjusted Revenues (as described in Table 2 attached hereto) were $406.6 million compared to $369.9 million in 2013. The increase was primarily due to an increase in real estate revenues at Douglas Elliman and from the sale of the Company's Indian Creek, Florida property.

Pro-forma Adjusted EBITDA attributed to Vector Group (as described below and in Table 3 attached hereto) was $59.2 million for the second quarter of 2014 as compared to $55.8 million for the second quarter of 2013. The increase in Pro-forma Adjusted EBITDA attributed to Vector Group were primarily attributable to higher profits in the tobacco and real estate segments.

Pro-forma Adjusted Net Income (as described below and in Table 4 attached hereto) was $15.5 million or $0.16 per diluted share for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and $17.8 million or $0.19 per diluted share for the three months ended June 30, 2013.

Pro-forma Adjusted Operating Income (as described below and in Table 5 attached hereto) was $60.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and $55.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013.

Six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to the six months ended June 30, 2013

For the six months ended June 30, 2014 Pro-forma Adjusted Revenues (as described in Table 2 attached hereto) were $755.5 million compared to $690.6 million in 2013. The increase was primarily due to an increase in real estate revenues at Douglas Elliman.

Pro-forma Adjusted EBITDA attributed to Vector Group (as described below and in Table 3 attached hereto) was $108.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 as compared to $97.1 million for the six-month period of 2013. The increase in Pro-forma Adjusted EBITDA attributed to Vector Group were primarily attributable to higher profits in the tobacco and real estate segments.

Pro-forma Adjusted Net Income (as described below and in Table 4 attached hereto) was $30.1 million or $0.31 per diluted share for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and $28.9 million or $0.31 per diluted share for the six months ended June 30, 2013.

Pro-forma Adjusted Operating Income (as described below and in Table 5 attached hereto) was $108.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and $92.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013.

Tobacco Business Financial Results

For the second quarter 2014, the Company's tobacco business had revenues of $250.6 million, compared to $249.1 million for the second quarter 2013. The increase in revenues was due to favorable net pricing variances partially offset by a 2.7% decline in sales volume. Tobacco Adjusted Operating Income (described below and included in Table 6 attached hereto) for the second quarter 2014 and 2013 was $50.1 million and $46.9 million, respectively.

For the six months ended June 30, 2014, the Company's tobacco business had revenues of $483.9 million, compared to $489.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013. The decline in revenues was primarily due to a 4.3% decline in sales volume partially offset by favorable net pricing variances. Tobacco Adjusted Operating Income (described below and included in Table 6 attached hereto) for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 was $94.5 million and $88.5 million, respectively.

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, the Company's tobacco business had conventional cigarette sales of approximately 2.18 billion units and 4.21 billion units, respectively, compared to 2.24 billion units and 4.40 billion for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013.

Real Estate Business Financial Results

For the second quarter 2014, the Company's real estate segment had Pro-forma Adjusted Revenues of $153.5 million, compared to $120.8 million for the second quarter 2013. For the six months ended June 30, 2014, the Company's real estate segment's Pro-forma Adjusted Revenues were $263.2 million compared to $201.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013. The increase in revenues was primarily due to an increase in revenues at Douglas Elliman combined with the sale of the Company's Indian Creek property. For the second quarter 2014, Real Estate Pro-forma Adjusted EBITDA attributed to the Company were $12.6 million, compared to $9.3 million for the second quarter 2013. For the six months ended June 30, 2014, Real Estate Pro-forma Adjusted EBITDA attributed to the Company were $19.6 million, compared to $10.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013.

Douglas Elliman's results are included in the Real Estate segment. Douglas Elliman's Pro-Forma Adjusted Revenues for the second quarter 2014 were $137.9 million, compared to $119.5 million for the second quarter 2013. For the six months ended June 30, 2014, Douglas Elliman's Pro-forma Adjusted Revenues were $245.5 million compared to $197.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013. For the second quarter 2014, Douglas Elliman's Pro-forma Adjusted EBITDA were $15.8 million ($11.1 million attributed to the Company), compared to $13.5 million ($9.5 million attributed to the Company) for the second quarter 2013. For the six months ended June 30, 2014, Douglas Elliman's Pro-forma Adjusted EBITDA were $23.2 million ($16.4 million attributed to the Company), compared to $14.1 million ($9.9 million attributed to the Company) for the six months ended June 30, 2013.

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, Douglas Elliman achieved closed sales of approximately $4.6 billion and $8.1 billion, respectively, compared to $3.9 billion and $6.3 billion for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Pro-forma Adjusted Revenues, Pro-forma Adjusted EBITDA, Pro-forma Adjusted Net Income, Pro-forma Adjusted Operating Income and Tobacco Adjusted Operating Income are financial measures not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). The Company believes that Pro-forma Adjusted Revenues, Pro-forma Adjusted EBITDA, Pro-forma Adjusted Net Income, Pro-forma Adjusted Operating Income and Tobacco Adjusted Operating Income are important measures that supplement discussions and analysis of its results of operations and enhances an understanding of its operating performance. The Company believes Pro-forma Adjusted Revenues, Pro-forma Adjusted EBITDA, Pro-forma Adjusted Net Income, Pro-forma Adjusted Operating Income and Tobacco Adjusted Operating Income provide investors and analysts with a useful measure of operating results unaffected by differences in capital structures, capital investment cycles and ages of related assets among otherwise comparable companies. Management uses Pro-forma Adjusted Revenues, Pro-forma Adjusted EBITDA, Pro-forma Adjusted Net Income, Pro-forma Adjusted Operating Income and Tobacco Adjusted Operating Income 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 (Pro-forma Adjusted Revenues, Pro-forma Adjusted EBITDA, Pro-forma Adjusted Net Income, Pro-forma Adjusted Operating Income and Tobacco Adjusted Operating Income) of the Company's business. While management considers Pro-forma Adjusted Revenues, Pro-forma Adjusted EBITDA, Pro-forma Adjusted Net Income, Pro-forma Adjusted Operating Income and Tobacco Adjusted Operating Income 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, Pro-forma Adjusted Revenues, Pro-forma Adjusted EBITDA, Pro-forma Adjusted Net Income, Pro-forma Adjusted Operating Income and Tobacco Adjusted Operating Income are susceptible to varying calculations and the Company's measurement of Pro-forma Adjusted Revenues, Pro-forma Adjusted EBITDA, Pro-forma Adjusted Net Income, Pro-forma Adjusted Operating Income and Tobacco Adjusted Operating Income may not be comparable to those of other companies. Attached hereto as Tables 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 is information relating to the Company's Pro-forma Adjusted Revenues, Pro-forma Adjusted EBITDA, Pro-forma Adjusted Net Income, Pro-forma Adjusted Operating Income and Tobacco Adjusting Operating Income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013.

Conference Call to Discuss Second Quarter 2014 Results

As previously announced, the Company will host a conference call and webcast on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. (ET) to discuss second quarter 2014 results. Investors can access the call by dialing 800-859-8150 and entering 95591962 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 July 31, 2014 through August 31, 2014. To access the replay, dial 877-656-8905 and enter 95591962 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.

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TABLE 1

VECTOR GROUP LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts)

 
    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    June 30,   June 30,
    2014     2013     2014     2013  
    (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)
Revenues                        
Tobacco*   $ 250,556     $ 249,120     $ 483,948     $ 489,522  
Real estate   153,488     7,106     261,532     12,873  
E-Cigarettes   2,569         8,369      
Total revenues   406,613     256,226     753,849     502,395  
                         
Expenses:                        
Cost of sales:                        
Tobacco*   179,773     180,430     347,939     353,386  
Real estate   97,763     6,015     165,087     10,236  
E-Cigarettes   1,746         5,293      
Total cost of sales   279,282     186,445     518,319     363,622  
                         
Operating, selling, administrative and general expenses   67,023     25,541     132,500     51,437  
Operating income   60,308     44,240     103,030     87,336  
                         
Other income (expenses):                        
Interest expense   (44,183 )   (32,086 )   (79,636 )   (65,462 )
Loss on extinguishment of debt               (21,458 )
Change in fair value of derivatives embedded within convertible debt   1,970     2,450     320     5,499  
Acceleration of interest expense related to debt conversion   (439 )       (4,118 )    
Equity income from non-consolidated real estate businesses   (1,808 )   6,804     (256 )   7,285  
Equity (loss) income on long-term investments   (273 )   846     633     823  
(Loss) gain on sale of investment securities available for sale   (18 )   (197 )   (71 )   5,209  
Other, net   3,575     1,471     5,701     2,280  
Income before provision for income taxes   19,132     23,528     25,603     21,512  
Income tax expense   6,101     10,017     9,043     9,682  
                         
Net income   13,031     13,511     16,560     11,830  
                         
Net income attributed to non-controlling interest   (5,106 )       (6,055 )    
                         
Net income attributed to Vector Group Ltd.   $ 7,925     $ 13,511     $ 10,505     $ 11,830  
                         
Per basic common share:                        
                         
Net income applicable to common shares attributed to Vector Group Ltd.   $ 0.08     $ 0.14     $ 0.11     $ 0.13  
                         
Per diluted common share:                        
                         
Net income applicable to common shares attributed to Vector Group Ltd.   $ 0.08     $ 0.14     $ 0.11     $ 0.13  
                         
Cash distributions and dividends declared per share   $ 0.40     $ 0.38     $ 0.80     $ 0.76  
* Revenues and Cost of goods sold include excise taxes of $109,695, $112,596, $212,108 and $221,507, respectively.
 
 

TABLE 2

VECTOR GROUP LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF PRO-FORMA ADJUSTED REVENUES

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in Thousands)

 
    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    June 30,   June 30,
    2014     2013     2014     2013
         
Revenues   $ 406,613     $ 256,226     $ 753,849     $ 502,395
                       
Reclassification of revenues as a result of the consolidation of Douglas Elliman (a)       113,647         188,184
Purchase accounting adjustments (b)   29         1,683    
Total adjustments   29     113,647     1,683     188,184
                       
Pro-forma Adjusted Revenues   $ 406,642     $ 369,873     $ 755,532     $ 690,579
                       
Pro-forma Adjusted Revenues by Segment                      
Tobacco   $ 250,556     $ 249,120     $ 483,948     $ 489,522
Real Estate ©   153,517     120,753     263,215     201,057
Corporate and Other   2,569         8,369    
Total   $ 406,642     $ 369,873     $ 755,532     $ 690,579

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a.   Represents revenues of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC in the respective 2013 periods. On December 13, 2013, the Company increased its ownership of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC from 50% to 70.59%. Consequently, after December 13, 2013, the Company consolidates the operations and financial position of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC in its financial statements. The Company had previously accounted for its interest in Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC under the equity method and revenues from Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC were not included in the Company's revenues.
b.   Amounts represent one-time purchase accounting adjustments to fair value for deferred revenues recorded in connection with the increase of the Company's ownership of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC on December 13, 2013.
c.   Includes Pro-Forma Adjusted Revenues from Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC of $137,949, $119,539, $245,461, and $197,703 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively.
     
 

TABLE 3

VECTOR GROUP LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

COMPUTATION OF PRO-FORMA ADJUSTED EBITDA

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in Thousands)

 
    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    June 30,   June 30,
    2014     2013     2014     2013  
         
Net income attributed to Vector Group Ltd.   $ 7,925     $ 13,511     $ 10,505     $ 11,830  
Interest expense   44,183     32,086     79,636     65,462  
Income tax expense   6,101     10,017     9,043     9,682  
Net income attributed to non-controlling interest   5,106         6,055      
Depreciation and amortization   5,462     2,637     12,554     5,233  
EBITDA   $ 68,777     $ 58,251     $ 117,793     $ 92,207  
Change in fair value of derivatives embedded within convertible debt (a)   (1,970 )   (2,450 )   (320 )   (5,499 )
Equity loss (gain) on long-term investments (b)   273     (846 )   (633 )   (823 )
Loss (gain) on sale of investment securities available for sale   18     197     71     (5,209 )
Equity income from non-consolidated real estate businesses ©   1,808     (6,804 )   256     (7,285 )
Loss on extinguishment of debt               21,458  
Acceleration of interest expense related to debt conversion   439         4,118      
Stock-based compensation expense (d)   464     686     987     1,255  
Litigation settlement and judgment expense (e)           1,500      
Impact of MSA Settlement (f)   (1,419 )   (1,345 )   (1,419 )   (6,947 )
Reclassification of EBITDA as a result of the consolidation of Douglas Elliman (g)       13,554         14,477  
Other, net   (3,575 )   (1,471 )   (5,701 )   (2,280 )
Pro-forma Adjusted EBITDA   $ 64,815     $ 59,772     $ 116,652     $ 101,354  
Pro-forma Adjusted EBITDA attributed to non-controlling interest   (5,604 )   (3,986 )   (7,776 )   (4,257 )
Pro-forma Adjusted EBITDA attributed to Vector Group Ltd.   $ 59,211     $ 55,786     $ 108,876     $ 97,097  
                         
Pro-forma Adjusted EBITDA by Segment                        
Tobacco   $ 53,273     $ 49,323     $ 100,188     $ 93,271  
Real Estate (h)  

18,243

    13,299    

27,334

    14,436  
Corporate and Other   (6,701 )   (2,850 )   (10,870 )   (6,353 )
Total   $

64,815

    $ 59,772     $

116,652

    $ 101,354  
                         
Pro-forma Adjusted EBITDA Attributed to Vector Group by Segment                        
Tobacco   $ 53,273     $ 49,323     $ 100,188     $ 93,271  
Real Estate (i)  

12,639

    9,313    

19,558

    10,179  
Corporate and Other   (6,701 )   (2,850 )   (10,870 )   (6,353 )
Total   $

59,211

    $ 55,786     $

108,876

    $ 97,097  

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a.   Represents income or losses recognized from changes in the fair value of the derivatives embedded in the Company's convertible debt.
b.   Represents income or losses recognized on long-term investments that the Company accounts for under the equity method.
c.   Represents equity income 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 accrual for a settlement of an Engle progeny judgment.
f.   Represents the Company's tobacco business's settlement of a long-standing dispute related to the Master Settlement Agreement.
g.   Represents Adjusted EBITDA of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC in the respective 2013 periods. On December 13, 2013, the Company increased its ownership of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC from 50% to 70.59%. Consequently, after December 13, 2013, the Company consolidates the operations and financial position of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC in its financial statements . The Company had previously accounted for its interest in Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC under the equity method, and operating income as well as depreciation and amortization expense from Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC were not included in the Company's Adjusted EBITDA.
h.   Includes $15,789, $13,465, $23,175 and $14,146 of Pro-forma Adjusted EBITDA for Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively. Amounts reported in this footnote reflect 100% of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC's entire Pro-forma Adjusted EBITDA.
i.   Includes $11,145, $9,479, $16,359 and $9,889 of Pro-forma Adjusted EBITDA for Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC less non-controlling interest for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively. Amounts reported in this footnote have adjusted Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC's Pro-forma Adjusted EBITDA for non-controlling interest.
     
 

TABLE 4

VECTOR GROUP LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF PRO-FORMA ADJUSTED NET INCOME

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts)

 
    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    June 30,   June 30,
    2014     2013     2014     2013  
         
Net income attributed to Vector Group Ltd.   $ 7,925     $ 13,511     $ 10,505     $ 11,830  
                         
Acceleration of interest expense related to debt conversion   439         4,118      
Change in fair value of derivatives embedded within convertible debt   (1,970 )   (2,450 )   (320 )   (5,499 )
Non-cash amortization of debt discount on convertible debt   14,691     8,464     27,147     15,812  
Loss on extinguishment of 11% Senior Secured Notes due 2015               21,458  
Litigation settlement and judgment expense (a)           1,500      
Impact of MSA Settlement (b)   (1,419 )   (1,345 )   (1,419 )   (6,947 )
Adjustment to reflect additional 20.59% of net income from Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC©       2,571         2,590  
Out-of-period adjustment related to Douglas Elliman acquisition in 2013 (d)           (1,231 )    
Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC purchase accounting adjustments (e)   1,223         3,579      
Total adjustments   12,964     7,240     33,374     27,414  
                         
Tax expense related to adjustments   (5,360 )   (2,947 )   (13,800 )   (10,354 )
                         
Pro-forma Adjusted Net Income attributed to Vector Group Ltd.   $ 15,529     $ 17,804     $ 30,079     $ 28,890  
                         
Per diluted common share:                        
                         
Pro-forma Adjusted Net Income applicable to common shares attributed to Vector Group Ltd.   $

0.16

    $ 0.19     $

0.31

    $ 0.31  

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a.   Represents accrual for a settlement of an Engle progeny judgment.
b.   Represents the Company's tobacco segment's settlement of a long-standing dispute related to the Master Settlement Agreement.
c.   Represents 20.59% of Douglas Elliman Realty LLC's net income in the respective 2013 periods. On December 13, 2013, the Company increased its ownership of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC from 50% to 70.59%. Consequently, after December 13, 2013, the Company includes an additional 20.59% of Adjusted Net Income from Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC in the Company's Adjusted Net Income.
d.   Represents an out-of-period adjustment related to a non-accrual of a receivable from Douglas Elliman in the fourth quarter of 2013 and would have increased the Company's gain on acquisition of Douglas Elliman in 2013.
e.   Amounts represent 70.59% of one-time purchase accounting adjustments to fair value for assets acquired in connection with the increase of the Company's ownership of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC on December 13, 2013.
     
 

TABLE 5

VECTOR GROUP LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF PRO-FORMA ADJUSTED OPERATING INCOME

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in Thousands)

 
    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    June 30,   June 30,
    2014     2013     2014     2013  
         
Operating income   $ 60,308     $ 44,240     $ 103,030     $ 87,336  
                         
Litigation settlement and judgment expense (a)           1,500      
Impact of MSA Settlement (b)   (1,419 )   (1,345 )   (1,419 )   (6,947 )
Reclassification of operating income as a result of the consolidation of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC©       12,514         12,408  
Douglas Elliman purchase accounting adjustments (d)   1,733         5,070      
Total adjustments   314     11,169     5,151     5,461  
                         
Pro-forma Adjusted Operating Income (e)   $ 60,622     $ 55,409     $ 108,181     $ 92,797  

_________________

 
a.   Represents accrual for a settlement of an Engle progeny judgment.
b.   Represents the Company's tobacco segment's settlement of a long-standing dispute related to the Master Settlement Agreement.
c.   Represents Adjusted Operating Income of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC in the respective 2013 periods. On December 13, 2013, the Company increased its ownership of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC from 50% to 70.59%. Consequently, after December 13, 2013, the Company consolidates the operations and financial position of Douglas Elliman Realty in its financial statements. The Company had previously accounted for its interest in Douglas Elliman under the equity method and operating income from Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC was not included in the Company's operating income.
d.   Amounts represent one-time purchase accounting adjustments to fair value for assets acquired in connection with the increase of the Company's ownership of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC on December 13, 2013.
e.   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

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in Thousands)

 
  Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
  June 30,   June 30,
  2014     2013     2014     2013  
       
Operating income from tobacco business $ 51,506     $ 48,294     $ 94,402     $ 95,454  
                       
Litigation settlement and judgment expense (a)         1,500      
Impact of MSA Settlement (b) (1,419 )   (1,345 )   (1,419 )   (6,947 )
Total adjustments (1,419 )   (1,345 )   81     (6,947 )
                       
Tobacco Adjusted Operating Income $ 50,087     $ 46,949     $ 94,483     $ 88,507  

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a.   Represents accrual for a settlement of an Engle progeny judgment.
b.   Represents the Company's tobacco segment's settlement of a long-standing dispute related to the Master Settlement Agreement.
     

 

Sard Verbinnen & Co
Paul Caminiti/Emily Deissler/Benjamin Spicehandler
212-687-8080

Source: Vector Group Ltd.

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