Press Release

February 25, 2021 at 7:40 AM EST

Vector Group Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results

Record Annual Liggett Revenues and Tobacco Operating Income

Increased Douglas Elliman Real Estate Operating Income Driven by Higher Revenues and Continued Benefits of Cost Reductions

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 25, 2021-- Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR) today announced financial results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2020.

“Vector Group’s strong fourth quarter results reflect our ongoing commitment to creating long-term stockholder value,” said Howard M. Lorber, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vector Group Ltd. “We are pleased that both our tobacco and real estate segments reported significant increases in operating income this quarter including record operating income at Liggett, which is well into the income growth phase of its Eagle 20’s brand strategy.”

Mr. Lorber continued, “In real estate, our Douglas Elliman subsidiary realized significant benefits from increased sales in markets complementary to New York City, including the Hamptons, as well as in Palm Beach, Miami, Aspen and Los Angeles, and from the steps we took in 2020 to reduce expenses. Our New York City business began to stabilize in the fourth quarter and we are well positioned in New York City.”

GAAP Financial Results

Fourth quarter 2020 revenues were $554.6 million, compared to revenues of $439.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2019. The Company recorded operating income of $87.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to operating income of $45.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2019. Net income attributed to Vector Group Ltd. for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $32.3 million, or $0.21 per diluted common share, compared to net income of $10.7 million, or $0.06 per diluted common share, in the fourth quarter of 2019.

For the year ended December 31, 2020, revenues were $2.003 billion, compared to revenues of $1.904 billion for the year ended December 31, 2019. The Company recorded operating income of $245.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2020, compared to operating income of $231.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2019. Net income attributed to Vector Group Ltd. for the year ended December 31, 2020 was $92.9 million, or $0.60 per diluted common share, compared to net income of $101.0 million, or $0.63 per diluted common share, for the year ended December 31, 2019. Operating income and net income for the year ended December 31, 2020 included pre-tax and non-cash impairment charges of $58.3 million and pre-tax restructuring charges of $3.4 million in the Company’s Real Estate segment.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Non-GAAP financial measures include adjustments for change in fair value of derivatives embedded within convertible debt, loss on extinguishment of debt, litigation settlements and judgment expense, impact of Master Settlement Agreement settlements, restructuring charges, net gains on sales of assets (for purposes of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Operating Income only), and impairments of goodwill and intangible assets. For purposes of Adjusted EBITDA only, adjustments include equity in earnings from investments, equity in losses from real estate ventures, stock-based compensation expense, and other, net. For purposes of Adjusted Net Income only, adjustments include non-cash amortization of debt discount on convertible debt, net interest expense capitalized to real estate ventures, and the derivative associated with the 2018 acquisition of 29.41% of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC. Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 are included in Tables 2 through 7.

Three months ended December 31, 2020 compared to the Three months ended December 31, 2019 

Fourth quarter of 2020 Adjusted EBITDA attributed to Vector Group (as described in Table 2 attached hereto) were $93.4 million, compared to $52.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2019.

Adjusted Net Income (as described in Table 3 attached hereto) was $32.6 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2020, and $17.8 million or $0.11 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2019.

Adjusted Operating Income (as described in Table 4 attached hereto) was $86.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to $45.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2019.

Year ended December 31, 2020 compared to the year ended December 31, 2019 

Adjusted EBITDA attributed to Vector Group Ltd. (as described in Table 2 attached hereto) were $333.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2020, compared to $259.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2019.

Adjusted Net Income (as described in Table 3 attached hereto) was $139.5 million, or $0.91 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2020, compared to $110.1 million, or $0.70 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2019.

Adjusted Operating Income (as described in Table 4 attached hereto) was $306.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2020, compared to $232.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2019.

Tobacco Segment Financial Results

For the fourth quarter of 2020, the Tobacco segment had revenues of $286.1 million, compared to $260.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2019.  For the year ended December 31, 2020, the Tobacco segment had revenues of $1.205 billion, compared to $1.115 billion for the year ended December 31, 2019.

Operating Income from the Tobacco segment was $79.7 million and $319.5 million for the three months and year ended December 31, 2020, respectively, compared to $60.0 million and $261.6 million for the three months and year ended December 31, 2019, respectively.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Tobacco Adjusted Operating Income (as described in Table 5 attached hereto) for the fourth quarter of 2020 and 2019 was $80.0 million and $60.1 million, respectively. Tobacco Adjusted Operating Income for the year ended December 31, 2020 was $320.2 million, compared to $262.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2019.

For the fourth quarter of 2020, the Tobacco segment had conventional cigarette (wholesale) shipments of approximately 2.12 billion units, compared to 2.07 billion units for the fourth quarter of 2019. For the year ended December 31, 2020, the Tobacco segment had conventional cigarette (wholesale) shipments of approximately 9.16 billion units, compared to 8.97 billion units for the year ended December 31, 2019.

According to data from Management Science Associates, for the fourth quarter of 2020, Liggett’s retail market share declined to 4.21% compared to 4.25% for the fourth quarter of 2019. For the year ended December 31, 2020, Liggett’s retail market share was approximately 4.2%, equal to its market share for the year ended December 31, 2019. Compared to the fourth quarter of 2019, Liggett’s retail shipments in the fourth quarter of 2020 declined by 0.3% while the overall industry’s retail shipments increased by 0.6%. Compared to the year ended December 31, 2019, Liggett’s retail shipments for year ended December 31, 2020 increased by 0.3% while the overall industry’s retail shipments remained flat.

Real Estate Segment Financial Results

For the fourth quarter of 2020, the Real Estate segment had revenues of $268.5 million compared to $179.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. For the year ended December 31, 2020, the Real Estate segment had revenues of $798.2 million, compared to $788.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2019. For the fourth quarter of 2020, the Real Estate segment reported a net loss of $5.0 million, compared to net loss of $24.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. For the year ended December 31, 2020, the Real Estate segment reported a net loss of $75.9 million, compared to net loss of $11.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2019.

Douglas Elliman’s results are included in the Company’s Real Estate segment. For the fourth quarter of 2020, Douglas Elliman had revenues of $267.5 million, compared to $178.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. For the year ended December 31, 2020, Douglas Elliman had revenues of $774.0 million, compared to $784.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2019. For the fourth quarter of 2020, Douglas Elliman reported net income of $14.0 million, compared to net loss of $0.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. For the year ended December 31, 2020, Douglas Elliman reported a net loss of $48.2 million, compared to net income of $6.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2019.

The Real Estate segment’s and Douglas Elliman’s net loss for the year ended December 31, 2020 included pre-tax and non-cash impairment charges of $58.3 million and pre-tax restructuring charges of $3.4 million.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

For the fourth quarter of 2020, Real Estate Adjusted EBITDA attributed to the Company (as described in Table 6 attached hereto) were income of $17.1 million compared to negative $5.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2019.

For the year ended December 31, 2020, Real Estate Adjusted EBITDA attributed to the Company were income of $21.8 million, compared to $6.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2019.

Douglas Elliman’s results are included in the Company’s Real Estate segment. For the fourth quarter of 2020, Douglas Elliman’s Adjusted EBITDA (as described in Table 7 attached hereto) were income of $16.7 million, compared to negative $5.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2019.

For the year ended December 31, 2020, Douglas Elliman’s Adjusted EBITDA were income of $22.1 million, compared to $5.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2019.

For the three months and year ended December 31, 2020, Douglas Elliman achieved closed sales of approximately of $10.5 billion and $29.1 billion, respectively, compared to $6.6 billion and $28.8 billion for the three months and year ended December 31, 2019, respectively.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Operating Income, Tobacco Adjusted Operating Income, Tobacco Adjusted EBITDA, New Valley LLC Adjusted EBITDA and Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC Adjusted EBITDA (“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.

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 7 is information relating to the Company’s Non-GAAP Financial Measures for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2020 and 2019.

Conference Call to Discuss Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2020 Results

As previously announced, the Company will host a conference call and webcast on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 8:30 AM (ET) to discuss its fourth quarter 2020 results. Investors can access the call by dialing 877-271-1828 and entering 32496685 as the conference ID number. The call will also be available via live webcast at https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/2271/39987. 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 February 25, 2021 through March 11, 2021. To access the replay, dial 877-656-8905 and enter 32496685 as the conference ID number. The archived webcast will also be available at https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/2271/39987 for one year.

About Vector Group Ltd.

Vector Group is a holding company for Liggett Group LLC, Vector Tobacco Inc., New Valley LLC, and Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC. Additional information concerning the company is available on the Company’s website, www.VectorGroupLtd.com.

Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities law. All statements other than statements of historical or current facts, including statements regarding the current or anticipated impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, made in this document are forward-looking. We identify forward-looking statements in this document by using words or phrases such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may be,” “objective,” “plan,” “seek,” “predict,” “project” and “will be” and similar words or phrases or their negatives. Forward-looking statements reflect our current expectations and are inherently uncertain. Actual results could differ materially for a variety of reasons. In particular, the extent, duration and severity of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic consequences stemming from the COVID-19 crisis (including a potential significant economic contraction) as well as related risks and the impact of any of the foregoing on our business, results of operations and liquidity could affect our future results and cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements.

Risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ significantly from our current expectations are described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the years ended December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019. We undertake no responsibility to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement except as required by applicable law.

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TABLE 1

VECTOR GROUP LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts)

         

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

(Unaudited)

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tobacco*

 

$

286,072

 

 

$

260,323

 

 

$

1,204,501

 

 

$

1,114,840

 

Real estate

 

268,518

 

 

179,242

 

 

798,168

 

 

788,871

 

Total revenues

 

554,590

 

 

439,565

 

 

2,002,669

 

 

1,903,711

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tobacco*

 

180,446

 

 

180,174

 

 

795,904

 

 

771,130

 

Real estate

 

196,616

 

 

121,755

 

 

571,241

 

 

530,449

 

Total cost of sales

 

377,062

 

 

301,929

 

 

1,367,145

 

 

1,301,579

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating, selling, administrative and general expenses

 

90,924

 

 

91,960

 

 

329,524

 

 

370,007

 

Litigation settlement and judgment expense

 

284

 

 

95

 

 

337

 

 

990

 

Net gains on sales of assets

 

(1,114

)

 

 

 

(1,114

)

 

 

Impairments of goodwill and intangible assets

 

 

 

 

 

58,252

 

 

 

Restructuring charges

 

101

 

 

 

 

3,382

 

 

 

Operating income

 

87,333

 

 

45,581

 

 

245,143

 

 

231,135

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income (expenses):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

(28,393

)

 

(35,212

)

 

(121,541

)

 

(138,448

)

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 

 

(4,301

)

 

 

 

(4,301

)

Change in fair value of derivatives embedded within convertible debt

 

 

 

6,106

 

 

4,999

 

 

26,425

 

Equity in earnings from investments

 

2,069

 

 

17,791

 

 

56,268

 

 

17,000

 

Equity in losses from real estate ventures

 

(17,397

)

 

(31,290

)

 

(44,698

)

 

(19,288

)

Other, net

 

2,660

 

 

6,861

 

 

(5,456

)

 

21,305

 

Income before provision for income taxes

 

46,272

 

 

5,536

 

 

134,715

 

 

133,828

 

Income tax expense (benefit)

 

14,016

 

 

(5,131

)

 

41,777

 

 

32,813

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

32,256

 

 

10,667

 

 

92,938

 

 

101,015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss (income) attributed to non-controlling interest

 

 

 

39

 

 

 

 

(41

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributed to Vector Group Ltd.

 

$

32,256

 

 

$

10,706

 

 

$

92,938

 

 

$

100,974

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per basic common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income applicable to common share attributed to Vector Group Ltd.

 

$

0.21

 

 

$

0.06

 

 

$

0.60

 

 

$

0.64

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per diluted common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income applicable to common share attributed to Vector Group Ltd.

 

$

0.21

 

 

$

0.06

 

 

$

0.60

 

 

$

0.63

 

                                 

* Revenues and cost of sales include federal excise taxes of $106,903, $103,729, $461,532 and $451,256, respectively.

TABLE 2

VECTOR GROUP LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED EBITDA

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in Thousands)

         

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributed to Vector Group Ltd.

 

$

32,256

 

 

$

10,706

 

 

$

92,938

 

 

$

100,974

 

Interest expense

 

28,393

 

 

35,212

 

 

121,541

 

 

138,448

 

Income tax expense (benefit)

 

14,016

 

 

(5,131

)

 

41,777

 

 

32,813

 

Net (loss) income attributed to non-controlling interest

 

 

 

(39

)

 

 

 

41

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

4,296

 

 

4,489

 

 

17,629

 

 

17,851

 

EBITDA

 

$

78,961

 

 

$

45,237

 

 

$

273,885

 

 

$

290,127

 

Change in fair value of derivatives embedded within convertible debt (a)

 

 

 

(6,106

)

 

(4,999

)

 

(26,425

)

Equity in earnings from investments (b)

 

(2,069

)

 

(17,791

)

 

(56,268

)

 

(17,000

)

Equity in losses from real estate ventures (c)

 

17,397

 

 

31,290

 

 

44,698

 

 

19,288

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 

 

4,301

 

 

 

 

4,301

 

Stock-based compensation expense (d)

 

2,471

 

 

2,347

 

 

9,483

 

 

9,469

 

Litigation settlement and judgment expense (e)

 

284

 

 

95

 

 

337

 

 

990

 

Impact of MSA settlement (f)

 

13

 

 

 

 

299

 

 

 

Restructuring charges (g)

 

101

 

 

 

 

3,382

 

 

 

Net gains on sales of assets

 

(1,114

)

 

 

 

(1,114

)

 

 

Impairments of goodwill and intangible assets (h)

 

 

 

 

 

58,252

 

 

 

Other, net

 

(2,660

)

 

(6,861

)

 

5,456

 

 

(21,305

)

Adjusted EBITDA attributed to Vector Group Ltd.

 

$

93,384

 

 

$

52,512

 

 

$

333,411

 

 

$

259,445

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA Attributed to Vector Group Ltd. by Segment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tobacco

 

$

81,889

 

 

$

62,107

 

 

$

328,049

 

 

$

270,465

 

Real Estate (i)

 

17,071

 

 

(5,334

)

 

21,782

 

 

6,103

 

Corporate and Other

 

(5,576

)

 

(4,261

)

 

(16,420

)

 

(17,123

)

Total

 

$

93,384

 

 

$

52,512

 

 

$

333,411

 

 

$

259,445

 

                                 
____________________                                
  1. Represents income recognized from changes in the fair value of the derivatives embedded in the Company’s convertible debt.
  2. Represents equity in earnings recognized from investments that the Company accounts for under the equity method. Included in the amount are equity in earnings (losses) of $0, $436, $53,424 and ($410) from Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services for the three months and years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 respectively; and, $16,377 and $16,452 from Castle Brands for the three months and year ended December 31, 2019.
  3. Represents equity in losses recognized from the Company’s investment in certain real estate businesses that are accounted for under the equity method and are not consolidated in the Company’s financial results.
  4. Represents amortization of stock-based compensation.
  5. Represents accruals for product liability litigation in the Company’s tobacco segment.
  6. Represents the Company’s tobacco segment’s settlement of long-standing disputes related to the Master Settlement Agreement.
  7. Represents restructuring charges related to Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC’s realignment of administrative support functions, office locations and business model.
  8. Represents non-cash intangible asset impairment charges in the Company’s Real Estate segment related to the goodwill and trademark of the Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC reporting unit.
  9. Includes Adjusted EBITDA for Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC of $16,723, negative $5,693, $22,054 and $5,333 for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

TABLE 3

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,

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributed to Vector Group Ltd.

 

$

32,256

 

 

$

10,706

 

 

$

92,938

 

 

$

100,974

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in fair value of derivatives embedded within convertible debt

 

 

 

(6,106

)

 

(4,999

)

 

(26,425

)

Non-cash amortization of debt discount on convertible debt

 

 

 

5,095

 

 

5,276

 

 

24,813

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 

 

4,301

 

 

 

 

4,301

 

Litigation settlement and judgment expense (a)

 

284

 

 

95

 

 

337

 

 

990

 

Impact of MSA settlement (b)

 

13

 

 

 

 

299

 

 

 

Impact of net interest expense capitalized to real estate ventures

 

102

 

 

10,701

 

 

3,117

 

 

13,189

 

Adjustment for derivative associated with acquisition of 29.41% of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC

 

(66

)

 

(3,157

)

 

(2,149

)

 

(3,157

)

Restructuring charges (c)

 

101

 

 

 

 

3,382

 

 

 

Impairments of goodwill and intangible assets (d)

 

 

 

 

 

58,252

 

 

 

Total adjustments

 

434

 

 

10,929

 

 

63,515

 

 

13,711

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tax expense related to adjustments

 

(135

)

 

(3,789

)

 

(16,983

)

 

(4,553

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Net Income attributed to Vector Group Ltd.

 

$

32,555

 

 

$

17,846

 

 

$

139,470

 

 

$

110,132

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per diluted common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Net Income applicable to common shares attributed to Vector Group Ltd.

 

$

0.21

 

 

$

0.11

 

 

$

0.91

 

 

$

0.70

 

                                 
____________________                                
  1. Represents accruals for product liability litigation in the Company’s tobacco segment.
  2. Represents the Company’s tobacco segment’s settlement of long-standing disputes related to the Master Settlement Agreement.
  3. Represents restructuring charges related to Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC’s realignment of administrative support functions, office locations and business model.
  4. Represents non-cash intangible asset impairment charges in the Company’s Real Estate segment related to the goodwill and trademark of the Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC reporting unit.

TABLE 4

VECTOR GROUP LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED OPERATING INCOME

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in Thousands)

         

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income

 

$

87,333

 

 

$

45,581

 

 

$

245,143

 

 

$

231,135

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Litigation settlement and judgment expense (a)

 

284

 

 

95

 

 

337

 

 

990

 

Restructuring charges (b)

 

101

 

 

 

 

3,382

 

 

 

Impact of MSA settlement (c)

 

13

 

 

 

 

299

 

 

 

Net gains on sales of assets  

(1,114

)

 

   

(1,114

)

 

 

Impairments of goodwill and intangible assets (d)

 

 

 

 

 

58,252

 

 

 

Total adjustments

 

(716

 

95

 

 

61,156

 

 

990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Operating Income

 

$

86,617

 

 

$

45,676

 

 

$

306,299

 

 

$

232,125

 

                                 
____________________                                
  1. Represents accruals for product liability litigation in the Company’s tobacco segment.
  2. Represents restructuring charges related to Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC’s realignment of administrative support functions, office locations and business model.
  3. Represents the Company’s tobacco segment’s settlement of long-standing disputes related to the Master Settlement Agreement.
  4. Represents non-cash intangible asset impairment charges in the Real Estate segment related to the goodwill and trademark of the Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC reporting unit.

TABLE 5

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,

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

Tobacco Adjusted Operating Income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income from tobacco segment

 

$

79,722

 

 

$

60,036

 

 

$

319,536

 

 

$

261,630

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Litigation settlement and judgment expense (a)

 

284

 

 

95

 

 

337

 

 

990

 

Impact of MSA settlement (b)

 

13

 

 

 

 

299

 

 

 

Total adjustments

 

297

 

 

95

 

 

636

 

 

990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tobacco Adjusted Operating Income

 

$

80,019

 

 

$

60,131

 

 

$

320,172

 

 

$

262,620

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tobacco Adjusted EBITDA:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income from tobacco segment

 

$

79,722

 

 

$

60,036

 

 

$

319,536

 

 

$

261,630

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Litigation settlement and judgment expense (a)

 

284

 

 

95

 

 

337

 

 

990

 

Impact of MSA settlement (b)

 

13

 

 

 

 

299

 

 

 

Total adjustments

 

297

 

 

95

 

 

636

 

 

990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tobacco Adjusted Operating Income

 

80,019

 

 

60,131

 

 

320,172

 

 

262,620

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

1,870

 

 

1,976

 

 

7,877

 

 

7,824

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

 

Total adjustments

 

1,870

 

 

1,976

 

 

7,877

 

 

7,845

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tobacco Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

81,889

 

 

$

62,107

 

 

$

328,049

 

 

$

270,465

 

                                 
____________________                                
  1. Represents accruals for product liability litigation in the Company’s tobacco segment.
  2. Represents the Company’s tobacco segment’s settlement of long-standing disputes related to the Master Settlement Agreement.

TABLE 6

VECTOR GROUP LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF REAL ESTATE SEGMENT (NEW VALLEY LLC) ADJUSTED EBITDA

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in Thousands)

         

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss attributed to Vector Group Ltd. from subsidiary non-guarantors (a)

 

$

(5,008

)

 

$

(24,908

)

 

$

(75,910

)

 

$

(11,440

)

Interest expense (a)

 

29

 

 

228

 

 

268

 

 

913

 

Income tax benefit (a)

 

(1,702

)

 

(11,397

)

 

(27,674

)

 

(5,884

)

Net (loss) income attributed to non-controlling interest (a)

 

 

 

(39

)

 

 

 

41

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

2,196

 

 

2,268

 

 

8,874

 

 

9,033

 

EBITDA

 

$

(4,485

)

 

$

(33,848

)

 

$

(94,442

)

 

$

(7,337

)

(Income) loss from non-guarantors other than New Valley LLC

 

(16

)

 

(6

)

 

45

 

 

51

 

Equity in losses from real estate ventures (b)

 

17,397

 

 

31,290

 

 

44,698

 

 

19,288

 

Restructuring charges (c)

 

101

 

 

 

 

3,382

 

 

 

Loss on sale of asset

 

1,169

 

 

 

 

1,169

 

 

 

Impairments of goodwill and intangible assets (d)

 

 

 

 

 

58,252

 

 

 

Other, net

 

2,890

 

 

(2,785

)

 

8,575

 

 

(5,929

)

Adjusted EBITDA attributed to New Valley LLC

 

$

17,056

 

 

$

(5,349

)

 

$

21,679

 

 

$

6,073

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA Attributed to New Valley LLC by Segment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real Estate (e)

 

$

17,071

 

 

$

(5,334

)

 

$

21,782

 

 

$

6,103

 

Corporate and Other

 

(15

)

 

(15

)

 

(103

)

 

(30

)

Total (f)

 

$

17,056

 

 

$

(5,349

)

 

$

21,679

 

 

$

6,073

 

                                 
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  1. Amounts are derived from Vector Group Ltd.’s Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. See Exhibit 99.2 “Condensed Consolidating Financial Information” contained in Vector Group Ltd.’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 and Note 14 contained in Vector Group Ltd.’s Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2019.
  2. Represents equity in losses recognized from the Company’s investment in certain real estate businesses that are accounted for under the equity method and are not consolidated in the Company’s financial results.
  3. Represents restructuring charges related to Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC’s realignment of administrative support functions, office locations and business model.
  4. Represents non-cash intangible asset impairment charges in the Real Estate segment related to the goodwill and trademark of the Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC reporting unit.
  5. Includes Adjusted EBITDA for Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC of $16,723, negative $5,693, $22,054 and $5,333 for the three months and year ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.
  6. New Valley’s Adjusted EBITDA does not include an allocation of Vector Group Ltd.’s “Corporate and Other” segment expenses (for purposes of computing Adjusted EBITDA contained in Table 2 of this press release) of $5,576, $4,261, $16,420 and $17,123 for the three months and year ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

TABLE 7

VECTOR GROUP LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF DOUGLAS ELLIMAN REALTY, LLC ADJUSTED EBITDA

ATTRIBUTED TO REAL ESTATE SEGMENT

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in Thousands)

         

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributed to Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC

 

$

14,034

 

 

$

(432

)

 

$

(48,210

)

 

$

6,185

 

Interest expense

 

 

 

2

 

 

1

 

 

8

 

Income tax expense (benefit)

 

172

 

 

2

 

 

(5

)

 

368

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

2,132

 

 

2,181

 

 

8,537

 

 

8,638

 

Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC EBITDA

 

$

16,338

 

 

$

1,753

 

 

$

(39,677

)

 

$

15,199

 

Equity in earnings from real estate ventures (a)

 

(4

)

 

(7,080

)

 

(30

)

 

(8,472

)

Restructuring charges (b)

 

101

 

 

 

 

3,382

 

 

 

Loss on sale of asset

 

1,169

 

 

 

 

1,169

 

 

 

Impairments of goodwill and intangible assets (c)

 

 

 

 

 

58,252

 

 

 

Other, net

 

(881

)

 

(366

)

 

(1,042

)

 

(1,394

)

Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC Adjusted EBITDA attributed to Real Estate Segment

 

$

16,723

 

 

$

(5,693

)

 

$

22,054

 

 

$

5,333

 

                                 
____________________                                
  1. Represents equity in earnings recognized from the Company’s investment in certain real estate businesses that are accounted for under the equity method and are not consolidated in the Company’s financial results.
  2. Represents restructuring charges related to Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC’s realignment of administrative support functions, office locations and business model.
  3. Represents non-cash intangible asset impairment charges related to the goodwill and trademark of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC.

 

Emily Claffey/Benjamin Spicehandler
/Columbia Clancy
Sard Verbinnen & Co
212-687-8080

Eve Young
Sard Verbinnen & Co - Europe
+44 (0)20 3178 8914

J. Bryant Kirkland III, Vector Group Ltd.
305-579-8000

Source: Vector Group Ltd.