Drive Shack Announces Leadership Addition and Second Quarter 2019 Earnings Results (8/06/19)
Drive Shack Inc. (NYSE: DS; the “Company”), an owner and operator of golf entertainment venues and traditional golf courses, is excited to announce the appointment of Hana Khouri as President of the Company.
“Hana has a track record of successfully operating golf entertainment venues and extensive knowledge of the industry,” said Wes Edens, Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors. “I am confident that she is the right person to lead our expansion and execute the strategic priorities of this business.”
Ms. Khouri worked at Topgolf alongside Ken May, Chief Executive Officer of Drive Shack, from 2013-2018, serving in various roles including National Director of Operations and International Director of Operations. During this time, she oversaw the opening of more than 20 Topgolf locations globally.
Additionally, the Company announced a new venue format referred to as the “Urban Box.” This smaller, indoor store is designed for dense, urban locations and will expand U.S. store potential by over 100 markets. The indoor concept is set to debut alongside Drive Shack’s mid-size venue in 2020.
The Company also announced that during the quarter it completed the sale of two public golf properties in New Jersey and California and two private golf properties in Tennessee and Washington for total gross proceeds of approximately $20 million.
For the three months ended June 30, 2019, the Company reported a loss of $14 million, or ($0.21) per share, compared to a loss of $6 million, or ($0.09) share, in the corresponding period of the prior year. The difference is primarily related to the amount of decreased operating results associated with the sale of traditional golf properties.
The Board of Directors of the Company declared dividends on the Company’s preferred stock for the period beginning August 1, 2019 and ending October 31, 2019. The dividends are payable on October 31, 2019, to holders of record of preferred stock on October 1, 2019, in an amount equal to $0.609375, $0.503125 and $0.523438 per share on the 9.750% Series B, 8.050% Series C and 8.375% Series D preferred stock, respectively.
Conference Call Today
Management will hold a conference call to discuss these results today at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The conference call can be accessed over the phone by dialing 1-866-913-6930 (from within the U.S.) or 1-409-983-9881 (from outside of the U.S.) ten minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call; please reference conference ID “9575248.”
A copy of the earnings release will be posted to the Investor Relations section of Drive Shack Inc.’s website, http://ir.driveshack.com
A simultaneous webcast of the conference call will be available to the public on a listen-only basis at http://ir.driveshack.com
. Please allow extra time prior to the call to visit the website and download any necessary software required to listen to the internet broadcast.
A telephonic replay of the conference call will also be available two hours following the call’s completion through 11:30 P.M. Eastern Time on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by dialing 1-800-585-8367 (from within the U.S.) or 1-404-537-3406 (from outside of the U.S.); please reference conference ID “9575248.”
For additional information that management believes to be useful for investors, please refer to the presentation posted on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website, http://ir.driveshack.com
. For consolidated information, please refer to the Company’s most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q or Annual Report on Form 10-K, which are available on the Company’s website, http://ir.driveshack.com