For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 


FORM 10-K

 


 

x ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006

or

 

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from                      to                     

 


TRUMP ENTERTAINMENT RESORTS, INC.

TRUMP ENTERTAINMENT RESORTS HOLDINGS, L.P.

TRUMP ENTERTAINMENT RESORTS FUNDING, INC.

(Exact name of registrants as specified in their charters)

 


 

Delaware   1-13794   13-3818402
Delaware   33-90786   13-3818407
Delaware   33-90786-01   13-3818405

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

  (Commission File Numbers)  

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue

Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401

(609) 449-6515

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of principal executive offices)

N/A

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Registrant

 

Title of Each Class

 

Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered

Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc.   Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share   The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
Trump Entertainment Resorts Holdings, L.P.   None   None
Trump Entertainment Resorts Funding, Inc.   None   None

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None

Indicate by check mark if each registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.    Yes  ¨    No  x

Indicate by check mark if each registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act.    Yes  ¨    No  x

Indicate by check mark whether each registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrants’ knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K.  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether each registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer or a non-accelerated filer. See definition of accelerated filer and large accelerated filer in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc.

    

Large Accelerated Filer  ¨            Accelerated Filer  x            Non-Accelerated Filer  ¨

Trump Entertainment Resorts Holdings, L.P.

    

Large Accelerated Filer  ¨            Accelerated Filer  ¨            Non-Accelerated Filer  x

Trump Entertainment Resorts Funding, Inc.

    

Large Accelerated Filer  ¨            Accelerated Filer  ¨            Non-Accelerated Filer  x

Indicate by check mark whether each registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes  ¨    No  x

Indicate by check mark whether the registrants have filed all documents and reports required to be filed by Section 12, 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 subsequent to the distribution of securities under a plan confirmed by a court.    Yes  x    No  ¨

The aggregate market value of the voting and non-voting common equity of Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. held by non-affiliates as of June 30, 2006 was approximately $590,171,053, based upon the closing price of $20.15 for the common stock in the Over-the-Counter Market on that date. The aggregate market value of the voting and non-voting common equity of Trump Entertainment Resorts Funding, Inc. held by non-affiliates as of June 30, 2006 was $0. The common stock of Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. has been trading on the Nasdaq National Market since September 20, 2005 under the ticker symbol “TRMP.”

As of March 14, 2007, there were 31,067,978 shares of common stock and 900 shares of class B common stock (having a voting equivalency of 9,377,484 shares of common stock) of Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. outstanding. As of March 14, 2007, there were 100 shares of common stock of Trump Entertainment Resorts Funding, Inc. outstanding.

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE:

Certain portions of Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc.’s definitive proxy statement pursuant to Regulation 14A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 in connection with the 2007 annual meeting of stockholders of Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. are incorporated by reference into Part III of this Report.

 



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PART I

Item 1.

   Business   1

Item 1A.

   Risk Factors   10

Item 1B.

   Unresolved Staff Comments   13

Item 2.

   Properties   14

Item 3.

   Legal Proceedings   15

Item 4.

   Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders   16
PART II

Item 5.

   Market for Registrant’s Common Equity and Related Stockholder Matters   17

Item 6.

   Selected Financial Data   21

Item 7.

   Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations   23

Item 7A.

   Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk   31

Item 8.

   Financial Statements and Supplementary Data   32

Item 9.

   Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure   77

Item 9A.

   Controls and Procedures   77

Item 9B.

   Other Information   77
PART III

Item 10.

   Directors and Executive Officers of the Registrants   78

Item 11.

   Executive Compensation   78

Item 12.

   Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management   78

Item 13.

   Certain Relationships and Related Transactions   78

Item 14.

   Principal Accountant Fees and Services   78
PART IV

Item 15.

   Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules   79

 

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PART I

 

Item 1. Business

In this Report, “TER” means Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc., a Delaware corporation. The words “we,” “us,” “our” and similar terms collectively refer to TER and its subsidiaries, including, but not limited to, Trump Entertainment Resorts Holdings, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership of which TER is the sole general partner and an indirect limited partner (“TER Holdings”), and Trump Entertainment Resorts Funding, Inc., a Delaware corporation wholly-owned by TER Holdings (“TER Funding”).

We are the successors to Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, Inc., a Delaware corporation formed in 1995 (“THCR”), and its subsidiaries.

The Company

General. We own and operate three casino hotel properties in Atlantic City, New Jersey: Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort (“Trump Taj Mahal”), Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino (“Trump Plaza”), and Trump Marina Hotel Casino (“Trump Marina”). Our company is the sole vehicle through which Donald J. Trump, the Chairman of our board of directors (the “Board”) and our largest individual stockholder, conducts gaming activities and strives to provide customers with outstanding casino resort and entertainment experiences consistent with the Donald J. Trump standard of excellence. Our company is separate and distinct from Mr. Trump’s real estate and other holdings.

The following is a summary of our casino properties at December 31, 2006:

 

Casino Property

   2006 Net
Revenues
(000s)
   Number of
Rooms/
Suites
   Approximate
Number of
Gaming Tables
   Approximate
Number of
Slot Machines

Trump Taj Mahal

   $ 502,650    1,250    200    3,770

Trump Plaza

     278,765    900    90    2,280

Trump Marina

     244,747    728    70    2,020
                     

Total

   $ 1,026,162    2,878    360    8,070
                     

Emergence from Bankruptcy. On May 20, 2005 (the “Effective Date”), we emerged from reorganization proceedings voluntarily commenced by THCR and certain of its subsidiaries (the “Debtors”) on November 21, 2004 under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. On the Effective Date, all material conditions to our plan of reorganization (the “Plan”) were satisfied, and we recapitalized and renamed our company, “Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc.,” merged and/or dissolved certain of THCR’s subsidiaries, consolidated our indebtedness and substantially reduced our debt service requirements. For a more comprehensive overview of the reorganization, see “Emergence from Bankruptcy” below.

Sale of Trump Indiana. In December 2005, we sold one of our subsidiaries, Trump Indiana, Inc., through which we owned and operated Trump Casino Hotel, a riverboat casino and hotel at Buffington Harbor, in Gary, Indiana (“Trump Indiana”) for a gross purchase price of $253 million, subject to certain adjustments. The sale resulted in approximately $227 million in net proceeds to us after accounting for certain taxes, fees and other closing costs and expenses incurred in conjunction with the sale. The sale also included our 50% interest in all common land-based and waterside operations in support of Trump Indiana, including our interests in a parking garage at the site.

Our consolidated financial statements included in this Report reflect Trump Indiana as a discontinued operation for all periods presented.

 

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Investor Information

We are a public company and are subject to the informational requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Accordingly, we file periodic reports, proxy statements and other information with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Such reports, proxy statements and other information may be obtained by visiting the Public Reference Room of the SEC at 100 F Street, NE, Room 1580, Washington, D.C. 20549 or by calling the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330. In addition, the SEC maintains a website (http://www.sec.gov) that contains reports, proxy and information statements and other information regarding us and other issuers that file electronically.

Our website address is http://www.trumpcasinos.com. We make available, without charge, through our website, copies of our annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, as soon as reasonably practicable after such reports are filed with or furnished to the SEC. References in this document to our website are not and should not be considered part of this Report, and the information on our website is not incorporated by reference in this Report.

Our Corporate Governance Guidelines, Code of Business Conduct, Code of Ethics for Principal Officers and Directors, and the charters of our Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and Executive Committee, are available free of charge on our website under the “Board and Board Committee Charters” link in the “Corporate Information” section.

The certifications of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 about the disclosures contained in this Report are attached hereto and available on our website.

Business and Marketing Strategy

General. Following our reorganization in May 2005, we set out to transform our company from an organization struggling to survive to a company poised for growth. In 2005, we focused a large majority of our corporate efforts on establishing a solid business foundation and developing our strategic agenda for business turnaround. In 2006, we concentrated our efforts on implementing our strategic plan and delivering meaningful results. Our strategic plan to improve our operating results across our Company includes a wide variety of aggressive initiatives that range from physical plant improvements to cultural change and technological advancements. In outlining our plan, we have set forth five core growth strategies that, we believe, provide the foundation for our Company’s growth. Our core growth strategies are:

 

  1. Re-establish the Company as an industry-leading casino operator by delivering an improved entertainment experience to our new and existing customers;

 

  2. Strengthen the Company financially by establishing a free cash flow discipline, improving margins and committing to a strong balance sheet;

 

  3. Capitalize on the worldwide prominence of the Trump brand by exploring and exploiting opportunities for profitable growth;

 

  4. Create a culture built around customer satisfaction and employee accountability by supporting our staff with the necessary tools and training to excel; and

 

  5. Set benchmarks and measure progress by focusing on operational expertise, relationship marketing, facility innovation and brand building to elevate the customer experience.

Re-establish the Company as an industry-leading casino operator by delivering an improved entertainment experience to our new and existing customers. In December 2005, we announced a $110 million capital plan as the first phase of a multi-year effort to update and improve our three existing properties. Recently, we announced

 

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the second phase of this capital improvement plan, during which we will invest an additional $140 million through approximately March 2008.

At Trump Taj Mahal in 2006, we began renovating the entrance corridor from the parking garage into a new retail and restaurant promenade called “Spice Road.” In the next phase of Spice Road, which we expect to complete in mid-2007, we will complete the project by adding several new food and retail outlets, including Candy, a candy and confections store; Burger, a quick service gourmet hamburger outlet; Freeze, serving frozen alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; and Plate, a new 24 hour bistro-themed restaurant. On the casino floor, we added the new Ego Lounge, featuring entertainment, a new high-end Asian themed gaming area, and The Rim, a new noodle bar. We are also renovating our penthouse suites at the Trump Taj Mahal. In addition, we plan to renovate our casino floor area, extensively renovate our buffet, and add one or more branded gourmet restaurants.

At Trump Plaza, in 2006 we made changes to the entrance and lobby area to enhance the sense of arrival to our property, completed the total renovation of the casino floor and replaced the “New Yorker” restaurant with the new 24 Central Cafe. In addition, we began the renovation of our suites, including the completion of 6 penthouse suites. Also in 2006, we completed a new casino lounge, named Jezebel’s. Our plans for the second phase of renovations include upgrading our buffet, renovating the transportation center and installing a new energy management system. Additionally, we are currently exploring development options for the East Tower casino area, including the possibility of a new, branded restaurant concept.

At Trump Marina, we recently opened Finestra, our newly remodeled Italian restaurant, and are in the process of renovating our facilities. Renovations include meeting and convention space, improvements to the casino floor, suites, food venues and new retail offerings. In 2006, we completed the renovation of all standard hotel rooms.

Additionally, we have begun a program to upgrade the slot product on our casino floor. We anticipate that we will have changed approximately 40% of our slot machines in 2006 and 2007, either through newly purchased equipment or conversion kits. In 2006, we also completed the renovation of virtually all of the standard hotel rooms at our three properties.

In addition to the renovation capital, we broke ground in 2006 on a new 786-room hotel tower at Trump Taj Mahal. Our current cost estimate for this project is approximately $250 million, including infrastructure improvements and connections necessary to integrate the new tower with the existing facility. We anticipate that the tower will open in the third quarter of 2008. We are also exploring a master plan to add room towers at Trump Plaza and/or Trump Marina over the next several years, and believe we have the land capacity to add approximately 4,000 new rooms to the Company’s properties.

In 2006, we also initiated what will be an ongoing process of surveying Atlantic City customers to determine the attributes most important to them in selecting which casinos to visit. We also asked these customers to rank factors upon which they base casino selection and compare us against our competitors in performance of these attributes. We are using the results of this research to design our operating, marketing and capital plans around the needs of our customers.

Strengthen the Company financially by establishing a free cash flow discipline, improving margins and committing to a strong balance sheet. Our efforts to improve operating margins were a primary focus of our operations in 2006. These initiatives included reductions in promotional spending and payroll. Since mid-2006, we have reduced staffing by over 400 full-time equivalents and such labor initiatives have yielded net $4.8 million in cost savings, adjusted for benefit and other cost increases. Going forward, we expect that our various operating and technology initiatives will further impact margins, and we continue to look for areas where we can combine or centralize functions.

 

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Our goal is to achieve margins commensurate with the rest of the casinos in Atlantic City during the second half of 2007. In order to achieve this goal, we must aggressively utilize the technology and marketing initiatives discussed below and continue to streamline our operations.

We have instituted a value added investment discipline to evaluate capital investments. We target capital projects that provide returns at targeted levels and pass on opportunities that we feel will not provide the requisite returns.

Capitalize on the worldwide prominence of the Trump brand by exploring and exploiting opportunities for profitable growth. We feel the Trump brand is a tremendous asset. We plan to execute the initiatives above to allow us to take advantage of the Trump brand and expand our asset base. We are continually looking for opportunities to grow our business and diversify our cash flows. We plan to dedicate the necessary resources to identify those opportunities that best match up with our brand and which could generate attractive returns for our shareholders. In addition to new-build development opportunities, we are currently exploring options for joint-venture developments, branding, licensing and management agreements to grow our brand and diversify our cash flows.

In 2006, we applied for, but did not receive, a gaming license in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We also explored opportunities in Rhode Island and Mississippi. In Rhode Island, we were unsuccessful in our efforts to obtain an open bidding process for casino licenses and voters subsequently rejected a constitutional amendment to allow additional gaming. In Mississippi, we ultimately decided not to pursue the opportunity for strategic reasons.

Create a culture built around customer satisfaction and employee accountability by supporting our staff with the necessary tools and training to excel. Our Company has made significant progress in developing and delivering a service culture based on accountability, performance excellence, training and integrity. To accomplish these goals, we are utilizing employee communications, new staffing solutions, educational and development initiatives and new performance measurement systems.

In 2006, we launched the Acknowledge, Connect and Thank (“ACT”) program, creating a task force of more than 100 departmental trainers to train our 7,000 front-line service employees on delivering customer courtesy based on these three simple principles of behavior. Additionally, we have employed a third-party “mystery shopper” service to measure the effectiveness of the program through our BestMark scoring system. Through this system, we research and score customer service behavior each month at our properties and at the properties of our key competitors in the marketplace.

Also in 2006, we began our Trump Leaders program, which aims to increase professional development among our 400 managers, directors and officers. The assessment process measures 24 leadership competencies, and provides personalized coaching and professional development and education plans.

We will continue to identify ways to improve our operations with a focus on becoming recognized as one of the premier operators in the industry. We plan to introduce new customer service and leadership development programs in 2007 to reward our employees for displaying those attributes that are most important to customers and to provide our managers with the tools necessary to become more dynamic and effective leaders capable of executing our strategies for the future.

Set benchmarks and measure progress—focusing on operational expertise, relationship marketing, facility innovation and brand building to elevate the customer experience. As a Company, we are utilizing new technology and marketing initiatives aimed at fully utilizing the physical changes to the properties through higher levels of operational effectiveness.

 

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In late 2006, we installed a data warehouse that will allow us to benefit from increased analytical ability to target our marketing dollars towards higher value customers. Also in late 2006, we introduced a new yield management system that will allow us to properly yield our hotel rooms across the enterprise to maximize cash sales and the ability to accommodate high-value customers. The system is currently able to provide decision support to our operational team, and is gathering data historically and in real time to organize the process. The yield management system will help us establish the proper mix of customers in our hotel rooms at the right times and at the right prices. We believe this will help us to improve cash hotel revenue and increase our gaming revenue. In 2007, we will also standardize our casino management systems through the development of the Trump Casino Management System.

The standardized casino management system and data warehouse analytical abilities will be integral to our plan to introduce a common players’ card in mid-2007, which will allow customers the ability to earn and redeem their promotional offers and complimentaries at any of our casinos. This new system will replace our current player tracking system, which records play only at individual properties. We plan to utilize this system to drive cross-property play as well as introduce a value-added club component to attract new customers to our properties and to the marketplace.

We have initiated several steps to improve our marketing efforts to ensure that we are providing the offers that appeal to the desired casino customers and that we are able to measure the profitability of these programs. Our goal is to focus our marketing spending on those programs that have the highest impact on our profitability and to shift our emphasis to attracting the right quality of customer as opposed to the quantity of customers. We believe that these new marketing and technology initiatives will provide improved results in 2007 through new marketing efficiencies and innovations.

Casino Properties

Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort. Trump Taj Mahal, located on the northern end of Atlantic City’s boardwalk (the “Boardwalk”), is located on 39.4 acres and features 1,250 hotel rooms, including 240 suites, 13 dining locations, including nine restaurants that can accommodate approximately 3,000 diners at any given time, and approximately 140,000 square feet of ballroom, meeting room and pre-function area space. The property also features approximately 158,500 square feet of gaming space that includes approximately 200 table games (including poker tables), approximately 3,770 slot machines and an approximately 12,000 square-foot Poker, Keno and Race Simulcasting room and an Asian-themed table game area offering popular Asian table games. Trump Taj Mahal also features the following: an approximately 20,000 square foot multi-purpose entertainment complex known as the “Xanadu Theater,” with seating capacity for up to approximately 1,200 people, which can be used as a theater, concert hall, boxing arena or exhibition hall; the Casbah nightclub; the Mark G. Etess Arena, featuring approximately 63,000 square feet of exhibition and entertainment space which can accommodate over 5,000 people; and a health club, spa and fitness center with an Olympic style indoor pool. Trump Taj Mahal also has a parking garage for approximately 6,950 cars, a 6 bay bus terminal and a roof-top helipad.

Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino. Trump Plaza is located at the center of the Boardwalk at the end of the Atlantic City Expressway (the main highway into the city) covering 10.9 acres with direct access to Boardwalk Hall (an entertainment and sporting venue owned and operated by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority that can accommodate up to approximately 13,000 people). Trump Plaza features approximately 900 hotel rooms, including approximately 110 suites, approximately 96,000 square feet of casino space with approximately 2,280 slot machines and approximately 90 table games. Amenities include approximately 18,000 square feet of conference space, an approximately 800-seat cabaret theater, three cocktail lounges, nine restaurants, a player club, health spa, an indoor pool, arcade and retail outlets. Trump Plaza’s parking garage can accommodate 13 buses and approximately 2,700 cars.

Trump Marina Hotel Casino. Trump Marina covers an approximate 14 acres in Atlantic City’s marina district, overlooks the Senator Frank S. Farley State Marina and features a 27-story hotel with 728 guest rooms, including 153 suites, 97 of which are luxury suites. The casino offers approximately 79,000 square feet of

 

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gaming space, approximately 2,020 slot machines, approximately 70 table games, a simulcast racetrack facility and approximately 58,000 square feet of convention, ballroom and meeting space. Trump Marina also features an approximately 540-seat cabaret-style theater, a nightclub, two player clubs, two retail outlets, seven restaurants, a cocktail lounge, a recreation deck complete with a health spa, outdoor pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, jogging track and a pool side snack bar. To facilitate access to the property, Trump Marina has a nine-story parking garage capable of accommodating approximately 3,000 cars. Trump Marina also has an 11 bay bus terminal and a roof-top helipad.

Competition

Atlantic City Market. The Atlantic City market primarily serves the New York-Philadelphia-Baltimore-Washington, D.C. corridor with nearly 30 million adults living within a three-hour driving radius, and has historically generated consistent growth in gaming revenues. The Atlantic City market is the second largest gaming market in the United States, after Las Vegas. In 2006, the casinos in the Atlantic City market generated $5.2 billion in casino revenue. Our three casinos combined have approximately 22% of the gaming positions and 20% of the hotel rooms in the Atlantic City market and generate approximately 20.7% of the market gaming revenue.

Competition in Atlantic City is intense and is increasing. At the present time, the 11 casino hotels located in Atlantic City, including our three properties, compete with each other on the basis of customer service, quality and extent of amenities and promotional offers. For this reason, we and our competitors require substantial capital expenditures to compete effectively. In the past few years, our existing competitors in Atlantic City and new entrants to the Atlantic City market have announced or completed new development and expansion projects.

Recently announced or completed projects in Atlantic City include the following:

The Borgata Casino Hotel and Spa completed its first expansion phase in spring 2006, which included additional gaming space, restaurants and a nightclub. The Borgata has commenced its second phase, expected to be completed by early 2008, which will include a new 800-room hotel tower, resort condominiums, a spa, retail shops, and meeting space.

Harrah’s opened the Pier at Caesars Atlantic City in mid-2006 which includes 90 upscale retail, restaurant and entertainment venues.

Harrah’s Atlantic City has started construction of a major expansion project which is expected to include approximately 172,000 square feet of retail and entertainment space, a spa which is expected to open in 2007 and an approximate 965 room hotel tower which is expected to open in 2008.

Pinnacle Gaming acquired and closed the Sands casino during late 2006 and has announced plans to demolish the property and build a new casino resort property. If completed, this project is anticipated to open sometime after 2010.

MGM Mirage recently announced that its board of directors approved $20 million to design a megaresort that if built, would be situated in the marina district on an approximate 70-acre parcel of land between Harrah’s Atlantic City and Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

In addition, we believe that there are several other sites on the Boardwalk, in the marina district and possibly at Bader Field, if that area is someday zoned for gaming, on which casino hotels could be built in the future. Various applications for casino licenses have been filed and announcements with respect thereto have been made from time to time in these areas. Proposed and future developments and expansions may have a material adverse effect on our business and operations.

We cannot ascertain at this time the effects that any of the above-mentioned new projects will have on the Atlantic City gaming market. However, the added strength of these competitors and resulting economies-of-scale could diminish our market share in the market in which we compete.

 

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Pennsylvania. In July 2004, the Pennsylvania legislature enacted the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act which authorizes the Control Board to permit a total of up to 61,000 slot machines in up to 14 different licensed locations in Pennsylvania, seven at racetracks (each with up to 5,000 slot machines), and five at slot parlors (two in Philadelphia, one in Pittsburgh and two elsewhere, each with up to 5,000 slot machines) and two at established resorts (each with up to 500 slot machines). Three of the racetracks and the two Philadelphia slot parlors are located in our market area. Slot machine operations commenced in late 2006 at the racetracks and it is possible that by 2008, up to 15,000 slot machines could be operating at these locations. Competition from the Pennsylvania area slot machine facilities could adversely impact Atlantic City casinos, including our casinos.

New York. Pursuant to legislation enacted in 2001, the Division of the Lottery of the State of New York is authorized to permit the installation of video lottery terminals (“VLTs”) at various horse racing facilities in New York. During 2004, VLT operations commenced at each of four upstate and western New York racetracks and at a fifth racetrack in Sullivan County, which is considerably closer (approximately 95 miles) to Manhattan. The VLT facility at Yonkers Raceway opened in late 2006 and the VLT facility at Aqueduct Racetrack is expected to open in 2007. These locations are less than fifteen miles from Manhattan. When fully operational, these facilities are expected to operate 10,000 VLTs. The 2001 legislation also authorized the Governor of New York to negotiate compacts authorizing the operation of up to six Native American casino facilities including slot machine gaming. A compact negotiated in 2002 authorized three such facilities located in the western part of New York and outside of our primary market area. The remaining three Native American casinos, if developed, are required by law to be located in either Sullivan County or Ulster County, adjoining counties approximately 100 miles northwest of Manhattan. Competition from the VLT facilities at Aqueduct and Yonkers and from such Native American casinos as may be authorized and operated in Sullivan or Ulster County could adversely impact our casinos.

Meadowlands Racino. During 2003, bills were introduced in the New Jersey Legislature to authorize the New Jersey Lottery Commission to permit the operation of VLT at the at the Meadowlands Racetrack. The Meadowlands is located approximately 125 miles north of Atlantic City and less than ten miles from midtown Manhattan. While there is currently a moratorium until 2009, slot machines or VLT gaming at the Meadowlands could adversely affect Atlantic City casinos, including our casinos.

Native American Tribes. Our properties also face considerable competition from casino facilities operated by federally recognized Native American tribes, such as Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut and Mohegan Sun Casino Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut. Pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (the “IGRA”), which was passed by Congress in 1988, any state that permits casino-style gaming, even if only for limited charity purposes, is required to negotiate gaming compacts with federally recognized Native American tribes. Under the IGRA, Native American tribes enjoy comparative freedom from regulation and taxation of gaming operations, which provides them with an advantage over their competitors, including our properties.

In addition, Native American nations have sought or are seeking federal recognition, land and gaming compacts in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and other states near Atlantic City. If successful, additional casinos built in or near this portion of the United States could have a material adverse effect on the business and operations of our properties.

There could be further competition in our markets as a result of the upgrading or expansion of facilities by existing market participants, the entrance of new gaming participants into a market or legislative changes. We expect each market in which we participate, both current and prospective, to be highly competitive.

Regulatory and Licensing

Gaming Regulation. The gaming industry is highly regulated, and we must maintain our casino licenses and pay gaming taxes to continue our gaming operations. Each of our casinos is subject to extensive regulation under the statutes and regulations of the State of New Jersey. Also, since February 2004, we have been a registered publicly traded corporation with the Nevada Gaming Control Board (the “NGCB”) under the Nevada Gaming Control Act and are subject to the licensing and regulatory control of the Nevada Gaming Commission, the

 

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NGCB and the Clark County Liquor and Gaming Licensing Board. These statutes and regulations generally concern the financial stability of the casino licensee, the good character of the owners, managers and employees and of other persons with financial interests in the gaming operations (including those with certain ownership levels of a casino licensee’s securities) and the procedures and controls which govern those gaming operations. A more detailed description of New Jersey and Nevada laws and regulations to which we are subject is contained in Exhibit 99.1 to this Report and is incorporated by reference herein. Gaming operations that we may undertake in the future in other jurisdictions will also subject us and such operations to regulations by such other jurisdictions.

Other Regulation. In addition to gaming regulations, our business is subject to various other federal, state and local laws and regulations, including but not limited to, restrictions and conditions concerning taxation, treasury regulations, building code and land use requirements, environmental matters and local licenses and permits. United States Department of Treasury (“DOT”) regulations require casinos to report currency transactions involving more than $10,000 per patron per gaming day. Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network regulations further require casinos to report certain gaming patron transactions involving suspicious activity. We have established internal control procedures to comply with these DOT regulations, including: (i) computer exception reporting; (ii) review of currency and suspicious activity transactions and reporting by committees comprised of casino operations, marketing and administration executives; (iii) internal audit testing of DOT regulation compliance; (iv) training employees to comply with DOT regulations; and (v) a disciplinary program for employee violations. Pursuant to the provisions of the Casino Control Act, we must either obtain investment tax credits in an amount equivalent to 1.25% of our gross casino revenues, as defined in the Casino Control Act, or pay an alternative tax of 2.5% of our gross casino revenues. Investment tax credits may be obtained by making qualified investments, or by depositing funds which may be converted to bonds by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (“CRDA”). Certain of our subsidiaries are required to make quarterly deposits with the CRDA to satisfy their investment obligations.

We believe that all required licenses, permits and other approvals necessary to conduct our business have been obtained for our operations in the State of New Jersey and elsewhere. Material changes in these laws or regulations or in the interpretation of the same by courts or administrative agencies could adversely affect our company, including its operating results.

Smoking Ban. On January 9, 2006, the New Jersey Legislature adopted the New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act, which was effective on April 15, 2006. The law prohibits the smoking of tobacco in structurally enclosed indoor public places and workplaces in New Jersey, including licensed casino hotels. The law permits smoking within the perimeter of casino and casino simulcasting areas, and permits 20% of hotel guest rooms to be designated as smoking rooms.

In February 2007, Atlantic City’s city council adopted an ordinance which extends the smoking ban to casino and casino simulcasting areas beginning April 15, 2007. Under provisions of the ordinance, casinos may, under certain conditions, operate up to 25% of the casino floor as a smoking area.

In addition, legislation was recently introduced in the New Jersey Senate that, if enacted, would ban smoking in 100% of the casino. These smoking bans on smoking in indoor public places and for casino and casino simulcasting areas could have a material adverse effect on the Atlantic City gaming market, including our casinos.

CAFRA Agreement—Trump Taj Mahal received a permit under the Coastal Area Facilities Review Act (“CAFRA”) (which is included as a condition of Trump Taj Mahal casino license) that initially required Trump Taj Mahal to begin construction of certain improvements on the Steel Pier by October 1992, at an estimated cost of $30 million. In March 1993, Taj Associates obtained a modification of its CAFRA permit providing for an extension of the required commencement and completion dates of the improvements to the Steel Pier for one year, which has been renewed annually, based upon an interim use of the Steel Pier as an amusement park. The pier sublease, pursuant to which Trump Taj Mahal leases the Steel Pier to an amusement park operator,

 

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terminates on December 31, 2007. The conditions of the CAFRA permit renewal thereafter are under discussion with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

Employees and Labor Relations

Number of Employees. The table below sets forth the approximate number of our full-time equivalent employees working at each of our properties as of December 31, 2006:

 

Property

  

Number of Full-Time

Equivalent Employees

Trump Taj Mahal

   3,400

Trump Plaza

   2,100

Trump Marina

   1,800
    

Total

   7,300
    

Collective Bargaining Agreements. Certain of our casino hotel employees are subject to collective bargaining agreements. Approximately 2,749 of our employees are covered by a collective bargaining agreement with Local 54, UNITE-HEREIU (Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union) which was effective September 15, 2004 and is set to expire on September 14, 2009. Approximately 198 of our employees are covered by a collective bargaining agreement with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 68 which was effective May 1, 2001 and expires on April 30, 2010. Approximately 76 of our employees are covered by a collective bargaining agreement with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 623 which was effective May 1, 2001 and expires on April 30, 2010. Approximately 23 of our employees are covered by a collective bargaining agreement with the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades, District Council 711 which was effective May 1, 2001 and expires on April 30, 2010. Approximately 31 of our employees are covered by a collective bargaining agreement with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 917 which was effective July 1, 2001 and expired on June 30, 2006. Approximately 10 of our employees are covered by a collective bargaining agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 331 which was effective March 1, 2005 and expired on February 28, 2007. We are currently in the process of renegotiating the collective bargaining agreements with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 917 and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 331. A certification election, requesting representation by the United Auto Workers, for our dealers at Trump Plaza has been scheduled for March 31, 2007. We believe we have established productive and professional relationships with all of our collective bargaining partners as well as our represented and unrepresented employees.

Licensing Requirements. Certain of our employees are required to be licensed by, or registered with the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, depending upon the nature of their employment. Casino employees are subject to more stringent licensing requirements than non-casino employees, and are required to meet applicable standards pertaining to such matters as financial responsibility, good character, ability, casino training, experience and in-state residency. These regulations have resulted in significant competition for eligible employees.

Seasonality

Our cash flows from operating activities are seasonal in nature. Spring and summer are traditionally the peak seasons for our properties, with autumn and winter being non-peak seasons. Consequently, our operating results for the two quarters ending in March and December are not historically as profitable as the two quarters ending in June and September. Any excess cash flow achieved from operations during peak seasons is used to subsidize non-peak seasons. Performance in non-peak seasons is usually dependent on favorable weather and a long-weekend holiday calendar. In the event that we are unable to generate excess cash flows in one or more peak seasons, we may not be able to subsidize non-peak seasons, if necessary.

 

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Emergence from Bankruptcy

On April 5, 2005, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey entered an order confirming the Plan, which became effective on May 20, 2005 (the “Effective Date”). Upon effectiveness, all material conditions to the Plan were satisfied and the Debtors emerged from chapter 11. Pursuant to the Plan, we recapitalized and renamed our company, merged and/or dissolved certain of our subsidiaries, consolidated our indebtedness and substantially reduced our debt service requirements.

As part of the Plan, our capital structure changed significantly. We implemented a 1,000 for 1 reverse stock split of THCR’s common stock, ( “THCR Common Stock”) such that each 1,000 shares of THCR Common Stock immediately prior to the reverse stock split were consolidated into one share of common stock of TER (“TER Common Stock”), resulting in the distribution of approximately 19,944 shares of TER Common Stock (approximately 0.05% on a fully diluted basis for holders other than Mr. Trump), in aggregate, to holders of THCR Common Stock. Holders of THCR Common Stock received approximately $0.88 for each share of THCR Common Stock beneficially owned by each holder and also obtained a pro rata share of the net proceeds from the sale of the former World’s Fair site in Atlantic City, which was sold at auction for a purchase price of $25.15 million in September 2005. All options to acquire THCR Common Stock were cancelled, and holders (other than Mr. Trump) of THCR Common Stock also received Class A Warrants to purchase up to approximately 2,207,260 shares of TER Common Stock (approximately 5.34% on a fully diluted basis) and an aggregate of $17.5 million in cash. The Class A Warrants were either exercised by or converted to shares under the Plan on May 22, 2006.

On the Effective Date, TER Holdings and TER Funding issued $1.25 billion aggregate principal amount of 8.5% Senior Secured Notes due 2015 (the “Senior Notes”) in connection with the Plan. In addition, we implemented a debt restructuring whereby pro-rata distributions of cash, Senior Notes, or TER Common Stock were made to:

 

   

holders of $1.3 billion aggregate principal amount of 11.25% First Mortgage Notes of Trump Atlantic City Associates, Trump Atlantic City Funding, Inc., Trump Atlantic City Funding II, Inc. and Trump Atlantic City Funding III, Inc.;

 

   

holders of approximately $435 million aggregate principal amount of 11.625% First Priority Mortgage Notes due 2010 of Trump Casino Holdings, LLC and Trump Casino Funding, Inc.; and

 

   

holders of $54.6 million aggregate principal amount of 17.625% of Second Priority Notes due 2010.

We also entered into a $500 million credit facility (the “Credit Facility”) on the Effective Date with a syndicate of bank lenders. Our obligations under the Credit Facility are guaranteed by each of our direct and indirect restricted subsidiaries, and are secured by a first priority security interest in substantially all of these subsidiaries’ assets. Proceeds from the Credit Facility were used to repay up to $100 million in debtor-in-possession financing that the debtors had obtained on November 22, 2004 during the chapter 11 cases.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors

Our business is subject to a number of risks. You should carefully consider the following risk factors, together with all of the other information included or incorporated by reference in this annual report, before you decide whether to purchase TER securities. The risks set out below are not the only risks we face. If any of the following risks occur, our business, financial condition and results of operations could be materially adversely affected. In such case, the trading price of TER securities could decline, and you may lose all or part of your investment.

We remain highly leveraged and our ability to generate cash depends on many factors beyond our control.

Although we have consolidated our long-term indebtedness and significantly reduced our debt service obligations through our reorganization, we remain a highly-leveraged company. Our aggregate long-term indebtedness totaled approximately $1.4 billion as of December 31, 2006. TER is a holding company and TER Holdings conducts substantially all of its operations through its subsidiaries. As a result, our ability to meet our

 

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debt service obligations, including debt service obligations on the Senior Notes and the Credit Facility, substantially depends on our properties’ ability to generate sufficient cash flow. This ability is, however, subject to general economic, financial, competitive, legislative, regulatory and other factors that may be unforeseeable and/or beyond our control. This risk is highlighted by the fact that all of our current operations are concentrated in one market and any downturn in the Atlantic City market or any region from which we draw patrons may adversely impact our business, operations, results of operations and financial condition.

In the event any of these risks materialize, we cannot assure you that our business will generate sufficient cash flow from operations or that future borrowings will be available to us under the Credit Facility in an amount sufficient to enable us to pay our indebtedness or that future borrowings will be available to us under the Credit Facility in an amount sufficient to enable us to pay our indebtedness or to fund our other liquidity needs.

We need to increase capital expenditures to compete effectively and the terms of our indebtedness restrict our operating flexibility.

The gaming industry market is highly competitive and is expected to become more competitive in the future. Many of our existing competitors in Atlantic City have recently completed or announced significant development projects. In addition, new entrants to the Atlantic City market have announced plans to develop casinos in the future. Capital expenditures, such as room refurbishments, amenity upgrades and new gaming equipment, are necessary from time to time to enhance the competitiveness of our properties. While we have formulated and have begun to implement a strategic capital expenditure plan at each of our properties, including the construction of a hotel tower at Trump Taj Mahal which commenced in June 2006, the Senior Notes and the Credit Facility limit our ability to:

 

   

incur additional debt;

 

   

raise capital;

 

   

pay dividends or make other distributions;

 

   

make investments;

 

   

sell assets;

 

   

engage in mergers or consolidations;

 

   

enter into affiliate transactions; or

 

   

grant liens, among other things.

Should any new projects fail to generate projected cash flows, our operating performance, revenues and earnings may be materially adversely affected. In addition, the Credit Facility imposes certain financial covenants that require us to comply with specified financial ratios and tests based on our cash flows and leverage position. These covenants restrict, to a certain degree, our financial and operating flexibility. Any failure to comply with any of these obligations could result in an event of default under the Senior Notes and our Credit Facility which, if not cured or waived, could result in the acceleration of the Senior Notes and amounts due under our Credit Facility then outstanding.

Our capital improvements are susceptible to delays, cost overages, business interruptions and other uncertainties, which could have an adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

We have announced a series of capital improvements for all three of our properties, including the construction of a 786-room hotel tower at Trump Taj Mahal which commenced in June 2006. Such development and capital improvement projects are susceptible to various risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to the following:

 

   

market conditions and consumer demand for the completed project;

 

   

general construction risks, such as cost overages, plan changes or specification modifications, shortages of equipment, materials or skilled labor, labor disputes, unforeseen environmental, engineering or

 

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geological problems, work stoppages, fire and other natural disasters, construction scheduling problems and weather interferences;

 

   

changes and concessions required by governmental or regulatory authorities;

 

   

delays in obtaining, or the inability to obtain, all licenses, permits and authorizations required to complete the project; and

 

   

disruption of our existing operations.

Any failure or delay to complete any new development or expansion project as planned, within budget or in a manner that generates anticipated revenue, could have an adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

Gaming is a regulated industry and changes in the law could have a material adverse effect on our operations.

Gaming in New Jersey is regulated extensively by federal and state regulatory bodies, including the New Jersey Casino Control Commission and state and federal taxing, law enforcement and liquor control agencies. We and several of our officers and other qualifiers have received the licenses, permits and authorizations required to operate our properties. Failure to maintain or obtain the requisite casino licenses would have a material adverse effect on our business.

The Casino Control Commission consolidated and renewed our licenses to operate Trump Taj Mahal, Trump Plaza and Trump Marina until June 2007.

If new gaming regulations are adopted in the jurisdictions in which we operate, such regulations could impose restrictions or costs that could have a significant adverse effect on us. From time to time, various proposals have been introduced by the legislatures of New Jersey that, if enacted, could adversely affect the tax, regulatory, operations or other aspects of the gaming industry and our financial performance. Legislation of this type may be enacted in the future.

Pennsylvania and New York have enacted gaming legislation that may harm us, and other states may do so in the future.

In 2004, the Pennsylvania legislature enacted the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act. It authorizes the operation of slot machines in up to fourteen licensed locations in Pennsylvania, seven at racetracks (each with up to 5,000 slot machines), five at slot parlors (two in Philadelphia, one in Pittsburgh and two elsewhere, each with up to 5,000 slot machines) and two at established resorts (each with up to 500 slot machines). Three of the racetrack sites, Pocono Downs, Philadelphia Park and Chester Downs and three slot parlors, two in Philadelphia and one in Bethlehem, are located in our market area. Operations commenced at three of the five Philadelphia area locations in late 2006 or early 2007. When fully operational, the Philadelphia area locations could operate up to 15,000 slot machines.

In 2001, the New York Legislature authorized the installation of VLTs at various horse racing facilities in the State. The VLT facility at Yonkers Raceway opened in late 2006 and the VLT facility at Aqueduct Racetrack is expected to open in 2007. These locations are less than fifteen miles from Manhattan. When fully operational, these facilities are expected to operate 10,000 VLT’s. The 2001 legislation also authorized the Governor of New York to negotiate compacts to allow up to six Native American casinos in the State including slot machines. Three have now been located in the western part of New York and outside of our primary market area but the remaining three, if approved and developed, are required by law to be located in either Sullivan or Ulster County, areas approximately 100 miles northwest of Manhattan.

Recently, West Virginia legislature approved a bill which would allow for the addition of table games at West Virginia casinos (which currently only allow slot machines). If approved by the Governor, the bill requires passage of local referenda in the counties which have casinos before table games betting could begin.

 

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In addition, other states near New Jersey, including Maryland, either have or are currently contemplating gaming legislation. The net effect of gaming facilities in such other states, when operational, on the Atlantic City gaming market, including our properties, cannot be predicted. Since our market is primarily a drive-in market, legalized gaming in one or more states neighboring or within close proximity to New Jersey could have a material adverse effect on the Atlantic City gaming market overall, including our properties.

Other enacted legislation, including local regulations may have an adverse impact on our operations.

During February 2007, the Atlantic City Council passed an ordinance limiting smoking in casinos to an area not greater than 25% of the casino floor effective April 2007. This ordinance includes a phase-in period for the completion of the separation of the facility and ventilation systems between the smoking and nonsmoking areas of the casino.

Limitations on smoking could adversely impact our operations. Additionally, should we decide to proceed with the physical separation of the casino floor and ventilations systems, our funding for such capital expenditures could reduce our ability to fund other capital projects or increase our overall indebtedness.

We might not be successful in pursuing additional gaming ventures in existing or emerging gaming markets

We are continuously looking to grow our business and diversify our cash flow by actively pursuing opportunities to capitalize on the Trump brand and expand our asset base in additional gaming markets. Competition for gaming opportunities that are or are expected to become available in additional jurisdictions, is expected to be intense, and many of our known or anticipated competitors for available gaming licenses have greater resources and economies of scale than we do. We can not assure you that we will be successful in pursuing additional gaming ventures or developing additional gaming facilities.

Even if we are successful in gaining entry into any new gaming jurisdiction, our Credit Facility and the indenture governing the Senior Notes contain certain operating and financial restrictions which would prevent us from developing gaming facilities other than by entering into a joint venture arrangement or other arrangement with one or more third parties, whereby we would co-develop or manage the facility.

Our business is subject to a variety of other risks and uncertainties.

In addition to the risk factors described above, our financial condition and results of operations could be affected by many events that are beyond our control, such as:

 

   

capital market conditions that could affect our ability to raise capital and access capital markets and raise our financing costs in connection with refinancing debt or pursuing other alternatives;

 

   

war, future acts of terrorism and their impact on capital markets, the economy, consumer behavior and operating expenses;

 

   

competition from existing and potential new competitors in Atlantic City and other markets (including online gaming), which is likely to increase over the next several years;

 

   

regulatory changes;

 

   

state tax law changes that increase our tax liability; and

 

   

other risks described from time to time in periodic reports filed by us with the SEC.

Occurrence of any of these risks would materially adversely affect our operations and financial condition.

 

Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments

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Item 2. Properties

See “Business—Casino Properties and Other Ventures” for a brief description of the location and general character of each of our properties.

General. Substantially all of the real and personal property (other than cash) of each of our properties, including their respective hotel and casino facilities and the parcels of land on which they are situated, secure our indebtedness under the Credit Facility and Senior Notes on a first and second priority basis, respectively. Each of our properties has financed or leased and, from time to time, will finance or lease its acquisition of furniture, fixtures and equipment, including slot machines. The lien in favor of any such lender or lessor may be superior to the liens securing the indebtedness owing under the Credit Facility and the Senior Notes.

Each of our properties leases space to various retailers and food and beverage outlets in their respective facilities.

The following table lists our significant land holdings:

 

     Total Approximate Acreage

Property

   Owned    Leased    Utilized    Available for
Development

Trump Taj Mahal (including Steel Pier)

   39.4    —      27.5    11.9

Trump Plaza

   9.4    1.5    7.4    3.5

Trump Marina

   14.0    —      12.0    2.0

Trump Taj Mahal. We currently own the approximately 39.4 acres of land that comprise the Trump Taj Mahal site, including the 24 acres on which the facility is situated and 11.9 acres of land suitable for development. The Trump Taj Mahal site also includes the Steel Pier comprised of approximately 3.5 acres and related property located on the opposite side of the Boardwalk from Trump Taj Mahal. We currently lease the Steel Pier to an amusement park operator pursuant to a lease agreement which we and the operator have mutually agreed to extend until December 2007. Excluded from the table is an off-site warehouse location located on 18.0 acres. During 2006, we began construction of a new $250.0 million, 786 room hotel tower at the Trump Taj Mahal.

Trump Plaza. We own and lease approximately 10.9 acres of land, including several parcels of land in and around Atlantic City. We lease one of four parcels of land on which Trump Plaza is situated from Plaza Hotel Management Company (“PHMC”) pursuant to a non-renewable ground lease expiring in December 2078 (the “PHMC Lease”). We are responsible for the payment of fixed rent, as well as all other costs and expenses with respect to the use, operation and ownership of the leased tract and the improvements thereon, or which may in the future be located thereon, including, but not limited to, all maintenance and repair costs, insurance premiums, real estate taxes, assessments and utility charges. The improvements located on the leased tract are owned by us through the duration of the term of the PHMC Lease, and upon the expiration of the term of the PHMC Lease (for any reason), ownership of such improvements will then shift to PHMC. We have the option to purchase the leased parcel at certain times during the term of such PHMC Lease under certain circumstances.

We also lease, pursuant to the PHMC Lease, an approximately 11,800 square foot parcel of land located near the intersection of Mississippi and Pacific Avenues and own a 5,750 square foot parcel of land adjacent to it.

We also own five parcels of land, aggregating approximately 43,300 square feet, and lease one parcel consisting of approximately 3,125 square feet. All of such parcels are contiguous and are located along Atlantic Avenue, on the same block as Trump Plaza’s garage. These parcels of land are used for signage and surface parking and are encumbered by the Senior Notes.

 

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Trump Marina. We own Trump Marina’s hotel and casino facility and the approximate 14.0-acre, triangular-shaped parcel of land on which it is situated, which includes 1.5 acres of adjacent land suitable for development. We also own an employee parking lot located on Route 30, approximately two miles from Trump Marina, which can accommodate approximately 1,000 cars.

Trump Tower, New York. We lease office space in Trump Tower located in New York, New York for general, executive and administrative purposes pursuant to a lease, dated November 1, 1996, as amended, with Trump Tower Commercial, LLC, an entity owned by Donald J. Trump. The Trump Tower lease expires on August 31, 2010.

 

Item 3. Legal Proceedings

South Jersey Transportation Authority Settlement—During 2006, we reached a settlement with respect to a complaint we filed against the South Jersey Transportation Authority. General and administrative expenses include a $1.75 million reduction to reflect the amount of the settlement.

Pequot Tribe Litigation—On May 28, 2003, one of our indirect subsidiaries, Trump Entertainment Resorts Development Company, LLC (“TER Development”), filed a complaint against, among others, the Paucatuck Eastern Pequot Indian Tribal Nation (the “Pequot Tribe”) and Eastern Capital Development, Inc. (“ECD”) in the Superior Court of New London, Connecticut. In that complaint, TER Development alleged fraud, breach of contract, conspiracy, violation of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act and intentional interference with contractual relations by ECD in connection with certain contractual arrangements between our subsidiary and the Pequot Tribe. Pursuant to such arrangements, TER Development had agreed, among other things, to support the efforts of the Pequot Tribe to obtain federal recognition, and together they had agreed to exercise commercially reasonable efforts to pursue the operation of a tribal gaming facility to be managed by our subsidiary. In the complaint, TER Development seeks, among other things, compensatory and punitive damages, attorney fees and a finding by the court that ECD has interfered with TER Development’s business relationship with the tribe and that certain members of the Pequot Tribe Tribal Counsel are in default under the aforementioned contractual arrangements in the sum of approximately $10 million. The Pequot Tribe filed a motion to dismiss most aspects of the case. However, this motion was recently denied by the Superior Court. The Pequot Tribe has appealed this decision, and discovery has commenced with respect to the case. On October 12, 2005, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of Interior (BIA) denied the application of the Pequot Tribe for federal recognition, a prerequisite for developing a gaming facility. The parties are engaged in mediation and settlement discussions.

Power Plant Litigation—On December 30, 2004, TER Development filed a complaint against Richard T. Fields, Coastal Development, LLC, Power Plant Entertainment, LLC, Native American Development, LLC, Joseph S. Weinberg and The Cordish Company (collectively, the “Power Plant Group”) in the Circuit Court of the 17th Judicial District for Broward County, Florida, in which TER Development alleged that Power Plant Entertainment, LLC improperly obtained certain agreements with the Seminole Tribe of Florida. TER Development asserts claims for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, conspiracy, violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act and interference with prospective business relationship as a result of the Power Plant Group’s actions. We have commenced discovery, including ongoing depositions, in connection with this case. At this time, we cannot predict the outcome of such litigation.

Chapter 11 Cases—Although we have emerged from bankruptcy, we still are in the process of resolving various claims and other litigation in connection with the Plan, which may continue for the foreseeable future.

On July 18, 2005, the Bankruptcy Court considered a motion brought by a certain group of persons alleging that they had held shares of THCR Common Stock on the record date for distributions under the Plan (and who subsequently sold their shares prior to the distribution date) but did not receive any distributions under the Plan, which they believe were wrongly made to the beneficial holders of our stock on the distribution date. The

 

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movants had sought an order compelling us to make distributions to them under the Plan. After additional briefing and a court hearing with respect to the issue on October 8, 2005, the Bankruptcy Court denied the movants’ motion on February 17, 2006. The movants filed an appeal from the judgment entered in the Bankruptcy Court in favor of the Predecessor Company. The movants appealed this motion to the United States District Court for the district of New Jersey. Briefs have been filed. On January 26, 2007 oral argument occurred, and further briefing was ordered.

Federal Income Tax Examination—Certain of our subsidiaries are currently involved in examinations with the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) concerning their tax returns for the tax years 1998 through 2005. While any adjustments resulting from this examination could affect their specific state income tax returns, we do not believe that adjustments, if any, will have a material adverse effect on their financial condition or results of operations.

New Jersey State Income Taxes—State income taxes for our New Jersey operations are computed under the alternative minimum assessment method. We believe our New Jersey partnerships are exempt from these taxes and, as such, have not remitted payments of the amounts provided. The New Jersey Division of Taxation has issued an assessment to collect the unpaid taxes for the tax years 2002 and 2003. At December 31, 2006, we have accrued $23.8 million for taxes and interest relating to this alternative minimum tax assessment for 2002 and 2003, as well as the open years 2004 through 2006. We are currently in discussions with the New Jersey Division of Taxation regarding settlement of these assessments.

Other Litigation—In addition to the foregoing, we and certain of our employees are involved from time to time in other legal proceedings arising in the ordinary course of our business. While any proceeding or litigation contains an element of uncertainty, we believe that the final outcomes of these other matters are not likely to have a material adverse effect on our results of operations or financial condition. In general, we have agreed to indemnify our employees and directors against any and all losses, claims, damages, expenses (including reasonable costs, disbursements and counsel fees) and liabilities (including amounts paid or incurred in satisfaction of settlements, judgments, fines and penalties) incurred by them in any legal proceedings absent a showing of such persons’ gross negligence or malfeasance.

 

Item 4. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

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PART II

 

Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity and Related Stockholder Matters

Reorganized Company

TER Common Stock. From the Effective Date to September 19, 2005, TER Common Stock traded on the Over-the-Counter (the “OTC”) Bulletin Board under the ticker symbol “DJTCQ.OB.” Since September 20, 2005, TER Common Stock has been trading on the Nasdaq Global Market (formerly, the Nasdaq National Market System) under the ticker symbol “TRMP.”

The following table reflects the high and low sales prices, or high and low bid prices, as applicable, rounded to the nearest penny, of TER Common Stock as reported by the OTC Bulletin Board and the Nasdaq National Market System, as applicable, for each quarterly period in 2005 (beginning on the Effective Date when TER Common Stock was issued) and the subsequent interim quarterly period (through March 14, 2007). OTC market quotations reflect inter-dealer quotations and do not include retail markups, markdowns or commissions and may not necessarily represent actual transactions.

 

     High    Low

2005:

     

Second Quarter (beginning May 20, 2005)

   $ 14.50    $ 10.00

Third Quarter

   $ 21.50    $ 13.50

Fourth Quarter

   $ 21.98    $ 15.75

2006:

     

First Quarter

   $ 21.38    $ 15.85

Second Quarter

   $ 22.40    $ 17.60

Third Quarter

   $ 20.41    $ 16.76

Fourth Quarter

   $ 23.80    $ 16.51

2007:

     

First Quarter (through March 14, 2007)

   $ 19.45    $ 16.15

 

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COMPARISON OF 19 MONTH CUMULATIVE TOTAL RETURN*

Among Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc., The S & P 500 Index

And The Dow Jones US Gambling Index

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Holders. As of March 14, 2007, there were approximately 2,850 holders of record of TER Common Stock.

Nine hundred shares of our class B common stock are also issued and outstanding, all of which are owned by Donald J. Trump. No established trading market exists for our class B common stock and our class B common stock is not permitted to receive any dividends or distributions (other than certain distributions upon liquidation) with respect to our equity. The issued and outstanding 900 shares of class B common stock held by Mr. Trump have the voting equivalency of 9,377,484 shares of TER Common Stock and represent the shares of TER Common Stock issuable upon the conversion of Mr. Trump’s limited partnership interest in TER Holdings. The shares of class B common stock are redeemable at par to the extent the limited partnership interests in TER Holdings are converted by Mr. Trump.

We currently beneficially own an approximately 76.5% profits interest in TER Holdings, as both a general and limited partners of TER Holdings, and Mr. Trump owns directly and indirectly an approximately 23.5% profits interest in TER Holdings, as a limited partner.

Dividends. We have never paid a dividend on TER Common Stock and do not anticipate paying one in the foreseeable future. The payment of any future dividends will be at the discretion of our Board and will depend upon, among other things, our financial condition and capital needs, legal restrictions on the payment of dividends, contractual restrictions in financing agreements and on other factors deemed pertinent by our Board. It is the current policy of our Board to retain earnings, if any, for use in our properties’ operations. Pursuant to the terms of the Credit Facility and Senior Notes, TER Holdings and its subsidiaries are restricted from paying dividends and making distributions. See “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations—Financial Condition.”

 

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Predecessor Company

THCR Common Stock. From September 28, 2004 to the Effective Date, THCR Common Stock traded on the OTC Bulletin Board. On the Effective Date and in connection with the Plan described elsewhere in this Report, THCR Common Stock was cancelled following a 1,000 for one reverse stock split and the issuance of TER Common Stock.

The following table reflects the high and low sales prices, or high and low bid prices, as applicable, rounded to the nearest penny, of the THCR Common Stock as reported by the OTC Bulletin Board for each quarterly period 2005 (through May 19, 2005). OTC market quotations reflect inter-dealer quotations and do not include retail markups, markdowns or commissions and may not necessarily represent actual transactions.

 

     High    Low

2005:

     

First Quarter

   $ 2.04    $ 0.65

Second Quarter (through May 19, 2005)

   $ 1.82    $ 1.42

COMPARISON OF 41 MONTH CUMULATIVE TOTAL RETURN*

Among Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, Inc., The S & P 500 Index

And The Dow Jones US Gambling Index

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Equity Compensation Plan Information

The following table summarizes information regarding our equity compensation plans as of December 31, 2006. All outstanding awards relate to TER Common Stock.

 

     Equity Compensation Plan Information  

Plan Category

   Number of securities
to be issued upon
exercise of
outstanding options,
warrants and rights
    Weighted-average
exercise price of
outstanding options,
warrants and rights
   Number of
securities remaining
available for future
issuance under equity
compensation plans
 

Equity compensation plans approved by security holders

   300,000 (1)   $ 17.75    3,192,538 (2)

Equity compensation plans not approved by security holders

   —         —      —    
                   

Total

   300,000     $ 17.75    3,192,538  
                   

(1) Options granted under our 2005 Incentive Award Plan.
(2) Excludes 300,000 securities to be issued upon the exercise of outstanding options and 507,462 shares of restricted stock granted pursuant to our 2005 Incentive Award Plan.

 

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Item 6. Selected Financial Data

The following table sets forth certain of our historical financial information for the year ended December 31, 2006 and the period from May 20, 2005 through December 31, 2005 (Reorganized Company) and for the period from January 1, 2005 through May 19, 2005 and the years ended December 31, 2004, 2003 and 2002 (Predecessor Company). All financial information should be read in conjunction with “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto referenced elsewhere in this Form 10-K.

 

    Reorganized Company     Predecessor Company  
    Year Ended
December 31,
2006
    May 20, 2005
through
December 31,
2005
    January 1, 2005
through
May 19,
2005
    Year Ended December 31,  
          2004     2003     2002  

Revenues:

           

Gaming

  $ 1,079,245     $ 663,140     $ 398,409     $ 1,069,463     $ 1,083,467     $ 1,147,554  

Rooms

    78,211       48,257       26,360       75,996       75,660       78,421  

Food and beverage

    123,091       77,806       44,198       127,348       122,285       125,114  

Other

    42,365       26,833       12,809       42,608       36,448       38,065  
                                               
    1,322,912       816,036       481,776       1,315,415       1,317,860       1,389,154  

Less promotional allowances

    (296,750 )     (188,254 )     (117,337 )     (312,477 )     (288,750 )     (286,831 )
                                               

Net revenues

    1,026,162       627,782       364,439       1,002,938       1,029,110       1,102,323  

Costs and expenses:

           

Gaming

    494,411       307,384       186,545       498,449       502,490       515,738  

Rooms

    31,227       17,922       9,805       27,040       28,355       30,280  

Food and beverage

    41,945       26,592       13,767       41,887       42,158       42,221  

General and administrative

    286,579       176,763       92,957       247,793       243,347       248,009  

General and administrative—related party

    2,363       9,819       775       2,733       2,096       6,339  

Depreciation and amortization

    68,091       37,434       35,753       95,091       87,118       77,484  

Reorganization expense (income) and related costs

    —         9,058       (25,967 )     59,281       —         —    

Debt renegotiation costs

    —         —         —         2,857       2,951       2,998  
                                               
    924,616       584,972       313,635       975,131       908,515       923,069  
                                               

Income from operations

    101,546       42,810       50,804       27,807       120,595       179,254  

Non-operating income (expense):

           

Interest income

    10,363       2,151       836       1,105       1,101       1,398  

Interest expense

    (130,144 )     (79,602 )     (85,678 )     (225,119 )     (224,683 )     (215,373 )

Gain on debt refinancing, net

    —         —         —         —         2,892       —    

Interest expense—related party

    —         —         (1,184 )     (2,941 )     (2,654 )     (1,683 )

Other non-operating income, net

    —         97       —         1,076       45       743  
                                               
    (119,781 )     (77,354 )     (86,026 )     (225,879 )     (223,299 )     (214,915 )
                                               

Loss before income taxes, minority interests, discontinued operations and extraordinary item

    (18,235 )     (34,544 )     (35,222 )     (198,072 )     (102,704 )     (35,661 )

Provision for income taxes

    (6,451 )     (11,421 )     (2,074 )     (5,697 )     (5,305 )     (4,968 )

Minority interests

    5,617       9,631       —         —         10,786       14,858  
                                               

Loss from continuing operations

    (19,069 )     (36,334 )     (37,296 )     (203,769 )     (97,223 )     (25,771 )
                                               

Income from discontinued operations:

           

Trump Indiana

    678       15,658       142,959       20,857       12,374       23,090  

Provision for income taxes

    56       (2,839 )     (24,211 )     (21,858 )     —         —    

Minority interest

    (172 )     (3,013 )     —         —         (4,525 )     (8,444 )
                                               

Trump Indiana, net of income taxes and minority interests

    562       9,806       118,748       (1,001 )     7,849       14,646  

Trump 29

    —         —         —         7,480       3,283       (1,330 )

Gain on termination of Trump 29 management contract

    —         —         —         6,000       —         —    

Minority interest

    —         —         —         —         (1,200 )     486  
                                               

Income from discontinued operations

    562       9,806       118,748       12,479       9,932       13,802  
                                               

(Loss) income before extraordinary item

    (18,507 )     (26,528 )     81,452       (191,290 )     (87,291 )     (11,969 )

Extraordinary gain on extinguishment of debt

    —         —         196,932       —         —         —    
                                               

Net (loss) income

  $ (18,507 )   $ (26,528 )   $ 278,384     $ (191,290 )   $ (87,291 )   $ (11,969 )
                                               

 

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    Reorganized Company     Predecessor Company  
    Year Ended
December 31,
2006
    May 20, 2005
through
December 31,
2005
    January 1, 2005
through
May 19,
2005
    Year Ended December 31,  
          2004     2003     2002  

Continuing operations

  $ (0.62 )   $ (1.19 )   $ (1.25 )   $ (6.82 )   $ (3.77 )   $ (1.17 )

Discontinued operations

    0.02       0.32       3.97       0.42       0.38       0.63  

Extraordinary gain on extinguishment of debt

    —         —         6.59       —         —         —    
                                               

Basic and diluted net (loss) income per share

  $ (0.60 )   $ (0.87 )   $ 9.31     $ (6.40 )   $ (3.39 )   $ (0.54 )
                                               

Weighted Average Shares Outstanding:

           

Basic and diluted

    30,920,616       30,533,041       29,904,764       29,904,764       25,773,545       22,010,027  

Balance Sheet Data (at end of period):

           

Cash and cash equivalents

  $ 100,007     $ 228,554       $ 105,266     $ 95,672     $ 116,072  

Property and equipment

    1,535,852       1,463,142         1,700,311       1,737,813       1,786,056  

Total assets

    2,260,496       2,329,763         1,983,755       2,031,433       2,196,129  

Total long-term debt, net of current maturities

    1,396,170       1,407,952         1,827,743       1,796,923       1,913,026  

Minority interests

    125,395       129,708         —         —         5,061  

Total stockholders’ equity (deficit)

    412,768       427,158         (185,713 )     5,577       77,273  

 

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Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Forward-Looking Statements

This Report contains statements that we believe are, or may be considered to be, “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this Report regarding the prospects of our industry or our prospects, plans, financial position or business strategy, may constitute forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “foresee,” “project,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “plans,” “forecasts,” “continue” or “could” or the negatives of these terms or variations of them or similar terms. Furthermore, such forward-looking statements may be included in various filings that we make with the SEC, or press releases or oral statements made by or with the approval of one of our authorized executive officers. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot assure you that these expectations will prove to be correct. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain known and unknown risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in these forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to, those discussed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” beginning on page 10 of this Report. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements contained herein, which reflect management’s opinions only as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to any forward-looking statements. You are advised, however, to consult any additional disclosures we make in our reports to the SEC. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained in this Report.

Overview

We own and operate the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino and the Trump Marina Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

During 2006 we focused on property and operational changes. We commenced the $110 million first phase of our renovation capital program, began construction of a new, $250 million, 786-room hotel tower at the Taj Mahal, completed the installation of a Company-wide data warehouse, and completed the installation of a hotel yield management system. We also introduced several labor efficiency programs and increased cash room, food and beverage revenues by approximately $10 million.

The results of our operations were negatively impacted during the year ended December 31, 2006 due to the closure of our casino operations as a result of the State of New Jersey government closure for three days during early July 2006. While our hotel and some or our food and beverage operations remained open, the closure of our casino operations for this three-day period reduced our overall casino revenues. Additionally, we believe our casino and other revenues for the two-week period after this closing were also negatively impacted due to the closure.

Basis of Presentation

The consolidated financial statements for periods from the filing of the Chapter 11 petition through the emergence from Chapter 11 were prepared in accordance with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Statement of Position 90-7, “Financial Reporting by Entities in Reorganization under the Bankruptcy Code” (“SOP 90-7”). SOP 90-7 required separate reporting of certain expenses relating to the Predecessor Company’s Chapter 11 filings as reorganization items.

Upon emergence from Chapter 11, we adopted fresh-start reporting in accordance with SOP 90-7. Under fresh-start reporting, a new entity was deemed to have been created for financial reporting purposes and the recorded amounts of assets and liabilities were adjusted to reflect their estimated fair values.

 

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As a result of the adoption of fresh-start reporting, the Reorganized Company’s post-emergence financial statements are generally not comparable with the financial statements of the Predecessor Company prior to its emergence from bankruptcy, including the historical financial statements included in this Report. Due to the adoption of fresh-start reporting, the Predecessor and Reorganized Company financial statements are prepared on different bases.

For the purposes of management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations, we have combined the period from January 1, 2005 through May 19, 2005 (Predecessor Company) and the period from May 20, 2005 through December 31, 2005 (Reorganized Company) into the year ended December 31, 2005. This combination was performed as we believe it provides for the best comparison of our operating performance for the respective periods.

Differences occurring in the periods which were caused by the financial statements being prepared on different bases of accounting are indicated in the following discussion of our financial condition and results of operations.

Financial Condition

Liquidity and Capital Resources

General. Cash flows from the operating activities of our casino properties along with borrowings under our revolving credit facility generally constitute our primary source of liquidity. We achieved a significant increase in financial flexibility and a meaningful reduction in interest expense as a result of our May 20, 2005 debt restructuring and emergence from bankruptcy. Our management has implemented programs to improve operating cash flow and will continue to attempt to implement such programs in the upcoming years. These programs include, among others, labor savings through headcount reductions, a more efficient management structure and employee scheduling, changes to our marketing programs and better management of our hotel room blocks. Based upon our current implementation of these programs and current and planned capital expenditures, we expect continued improvement in our cash flows from operations over time resulting in positive cash flows from operations. However, we cannot assure you that these programs will be successful or sustainable.

Cash flow provided by operating activities was $28.8 million during 2006 compared to cash flow used by operating activities of $26.1 million during 2005. This increase in our cash flow from operations reflects improved operating results and lower interest expense following our reorganization.

During 2006, we used $124.6 million for investing activities primarily for capital expenditures relating to renovation and updating of our facilities. These capital expenditures were funded by our available cash and cash flow from operations. Our cash flows provided by investing activities for 2005 included $227.5 million in proceeds from the sale of Trump Indiana. Following our sale of Trump Indiana, $45.0 million of the proceeds were deposited in a cash escrow account pending the finalization of certain adjustments under the sale agreement. Excluding the proceeds from the sale of Trump Indiana and the change in restricted cash, cash used in investing activities increased by $73.0 million in 2005, primarily as a result of increases in our capital expenditures.

We used $32.7 million for financing activities during 2006 primarily to repay our capital leases and a term loan under our Credit Facility (the “Term Loan”). During 2005, we generated $78.0 million from financing activities, including $150.0 million from the Term Loan, $55.0 million contributed by Mr. Trump as a part of our Reorganization, less net repayments of debt of $71.9 million, distributions as a part of our Reorganization of $41.1 million and payment of deferred financing costs of $14.0 million. These cash flows from financing sources were used to fund our operations and capital expenditures.

 

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At December 31, 2006, we had approximately $100.0 million in cash and cash equivalents. Our cash and cash equivalents do not include $27.4 million in restricted cash representing a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Trump Indiana placed in escrow. Any remaining funds in the escrow account will become unrestricted following the settlement of IRS tax audits of Trump Indiana for the years 1998 to 2004.

At December 31, 2006, we had no outstanding borrowings under our Senior Secured Line of Credit, a $147.8 million outstanding term loan on our Credit Facility and $1,249.0 million of Senior Notes. At December 31, 2006, we had outstanding letters of credit of $2.5 million. As of March 14, 2007, subject to the limitations imposed by our debt incurrence covenant, availability under the Credit Facility was approximately $341.2 million. In 2007, we expect to utilize available cash on hand, cash flow from operations, and borrowings under our Credit Facility to fund additional capital expenditures. Included in the Credit Facility availability is a $150.0 million term loan restricted for the Trump Taj Mahal new hotel tower construction.

In order to increase the competitiveness of our casino properties, we have made significant capital expenditures to renovate, update and expand our casinos. For example, we have spent approximately $65 million of a $2500 million capital improvement program to renovate and update our three casino properties. Construction continues on an estimated $250 million new 786-room hotel tower and connecting structure to expand our existing facility at the Trump Taj Mahal. We expect to complete this new hotel tower by mid-2008.

We also implemented a recurring maintenance capital program. Capital expenditures toward the aforementioned projects in 2007 are expected to be as follows:

 

Renovation and updating capital

   $ 130 to $140 million

Taj Mahal tower

   $ 100 to $110 million

Maintenance and technology

   $ 45 to $ 50 million
      

2007 estimated range

   $ 275 to $300 million
      

We believe that cash on hand, available borrowing capacity and cash flows from operations will be sufficient to fund our operating, capital expenditure and debt service obligations. While we believe that our sources of liquidity are sufficient to meet our cash obligations during the next twelve months, our ability to meet our operating and debt service obligations depends on a number of factors, including our existing cash on hand, cash flows generated by our operating subsidiaries and compliance with our debt covenants. We continuously seek investment opportunities in an effort to expand our business beyond our existing properties. If we decide to pursue additional capital projects or invest in additional opportunities, we will need to obtain additional financing in the future.

Failure to achieve consistent profitability or maintain or achieve various other financial performance levels could diminish our ability to meet financial covenants, obtain additional funds or make required payments on our indebtedness. In addition, given the restrictions on incurring additional indebtedness imposed under the Credit Facility and the indenture governing the Senior Notes, we cannot assure you that other sources of funds will be available to us, or if available, at terms favorable to us.

TER has minimal operations, except for its ownership of TER Holdings and its subsidiaries. TER depends on the receipt of sufficient funds from its subsidiaries to meet its financial obligations. In addition, the terms of TER’s subsidiaries’ indebtedness limit the payment of dividends and other distributions to TER under many circumstances. The ability of our subsidiaries to make payments to TER Holdings may also be restricted by the New Jersey Casino Control Commission.

Under the terms of the Credit Facility, we are subject to certain affirmative and negative covenants, including limitations on liens, incurrence of indebtedness, mergers, sales of assets, investments, restricted payments, capital expenditures, agreements with affiliates, our activities and amendment of the indenture

 

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governing the Senior Notes, among other limitations. In addition, we must comply with certain financial covenants, including the ratio of consolidated indebtedness to EBITDA, consolidated first lien debt to EBITDA and EBITDA to cash interest expense. We were in compliance with such covenants as of December 31, 2006.

Contractual obligations, as of December 31, 2006, mature as follows (in thousands):

 

     One year
and less
   2-3 years    3-5 years    After 5
years
   Total

Long-term debt

   $ 1,500    $ 3,000    $ 3,000    $ 1,390,170    $ 1,397,670

Interest on long-term debt (1)

     117,731      235,108      234,636      483,370      1,070,845

Construction commitments (2)

     110,000      100,000      —        —        210,000

Services Agreement (3)

     2,000      4,000      2,833      —        8,833

Capital leases

     10,227      979      —        —        11,206

Operating leases

     7,380      11,131      8,352      78,153      105,016
                                  

Total

   $ 248,838    $ 354,218    $ 248,821    $ 1,951,693    $ 2,803,570
                                  

(1) Estimated interest payments on long-term debt are based on principal amounts outstanding, required principal repayments and interest rates at December 31, 2006.
(2) Construction commitments include amounts due under the Right of First Offer Agreement, as amended and restated, between the Company and Trump Organization LLC.
(3) Represents obligations under a services agreement between the Company and Mr. Trump.

Off Balance Sheet Arrangements

We have not entered into any transactions with unconsolidated entities whereby we have financial guarantees, subordinated retained interest, derivative instruments or other contingent arrangements that expose us to material continuing risks, contingent liabilities or any other obligation under a variable interest in an unconsolidated entity that provides financing, liquidity, market risk or credit risk support to us.

Results of Operations: Operating Revenues and Expenses

Our primary business activities are conducted by Trump Taj Mahal, Trump Plaza and Trump Marina.

The following tables include selected data of our casino properties (in millions).

 

     Year Ended December 31,
     2006    2005    2004

Gaming revenues

        

Trump Taj Mahal

   $ 525.4    $ 512.8    $ 496.3

Trump Plaza

     298.2      299.6      312.9

Trump Marina

     255.6      249.1      260.3
                    

Total

   $ 1,079.2    $ 1,061.5    $ 1,069.5
                    

Net revenues

        

Trump Taj Mahal

   $ 502.7    $ 477.7    $ 470.0

Trump Plaza

     278.8      273.4      284.8

Trump Marina

     244.7      241.1      248.1
                    

Total

   $ 1,026.2    $ 992.2    $ 1,002.9
                    

 

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     Year Ended December 31,  
     2006     2005     2004  

Income (loss) from operations

      

Trump Taj Mahal

   $ 80.4     $ 173.4     $ 58.5  

Trump Plaza

     20.8       32.2       15.6  

Trump Marina

     35.9       (11.2 )     17.7  

Corporate and other

     (35.6 )     (100.8 )     (64.0 )
                        

Total

   $ 101.5     $ 93.6     $ 27.8  
                        

Depreciation and amortization (1)

      

Trump Taj Mahal

   $ 33.9     $ 38.5     $ 49.3  

Trump Plaza

     20.0       18.8       23.5  

Trump Marina

     14.0       15.7       22.2  

Corporate and other

     0.2       0.2       0.1  
                        

Total

   $ 68.1     $ 73.2     $ 95.1  
                        

Reorganization (income) expense and other related expenses

      

Trump Taj Mahal

   $ —       $ (104.5 )   $ 2.7  

Trump Plaza

     —         (17.4 )     1.8  

Trump Marina

     —         42.1       10.7  

Corporate and other

     —         62.9       44.1  
                        
   $ —       $ (16.9 )   $ 59.3  
                        

(1) Depreciation and amortization for the years ended December 31, 2006 and 2005 reflect an overall reduction due to the write-down of property and equipment to its appraised value in conjunction with our fresh-start accounting.

Results of Operations for the Years Ended December 31, 2006 and 2005

The following is a discussion of each of our properties’ operating results:

Trump Taj Mahal—Net revenues increased 5.2% to $502.7 million as a result of a $22.8 million increase in our total revenues and a $2.1 million reduction in promotional allowances. Our revenues reflect year over year improvement in all areas of operations including increases in gaming revenues of $12.7 million, room revenues of $2.8 million, food and beverage revenues of $3.3 million and other revenues of $4.0 million. Before consideration of reorganization income of $104.5 million recorded in 2005, our operating expenses increased by $13.4 million, comprised of increases in general and administrative expenses of $7.8 million and increases in all other expenses of $10.2 million partially offset by a $4.6 million decrease in depreciation due to the $49.4 million write-down of net fixed assets during 2005 to reflect fresh-start accounting. The increase in general and administrative costs is principally due to increases in entertainment expenses of $4.0 million, insurance costs of $1.8 million, payroll and related expenses of $1.6 million and advertising expenses of $1.2 million partially offset by reductions in customer comp costs and lower utility costs. The increase in our other expenses reflects increased casino operating costs of $6.5 million, primarily due to higher promotional spending targeted to increase casino revenues, $3.7 million in increased rooms and food and beverage costs relating to the increased revenues and $2.4 million in allowances for doubtful accounts offset by decreases in payroll costs.

Trump Plaza—A $1.5 million decrease in gaming revenues, a $2.4 million decrease in food and beverage revenues and a $1.1 million decrease in rooms and other revenues were offset by a $10.4 million reduction in promotional allowances resulting in increased net revenues of $5.4 million. Our gaming revenue decreased $1.4 million reflecting a decrease in slot revenue of $7.1 million driven by the reduction in slot marketing and coin offers offset by an increase in table games revenues of $5.7 million. Food, beverage and other revenues decreased $2.4 million principally due to the closure of a restaurant for remodeling for eight weeks during 2006.

 

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The $10.4 million decrease in promotional allowances is primarily a result of a $6.3 million decrease in complimentary food and rooms and a $3.6 million decrease in slot coin marketing offers. Before consideration of reorganization income of $17.4 million recorded in 2005, our total costs and expenses decreased $0.6 million. This decrease reflects a $6.4 million decrease in casino and other operating expenses principally due to payroll reductions of $1.7 million and reductions of casino promotions and complimentary expenses of $4.1 million partially offset by increases in general and administrative expenses of $3.7 million primarily due to increased payroll, severance and other related expenses of $2.2 million and increased marketing and advertising costs of $1.3 million, and increased rooms expense of $1.2 million. Our depreciation expense increased by $1.3 million due to the completion of our casino renovation and other completed capital expenditures.

Trump Marina—Net revenues in 2006 increased $3.6 million compared to 2005. Total revenues increased $7.3 million principally due to a $6.5 million increase in gaming revenues. The higher revenues were driven by a $3.6 million increase in promotional allowances which include $3.1 million in additional slot coin offers targeted to increase our slot revenues. General and administrative expenses decreased by $0.6 million reflecting the benefit of a $1.7 million settlement with the South Jersey Transportation Authority, a $1.1 million reduction in payroll costs and a $1.1 million reduction in utility costs due to the full-year benefit of investments in energy saving initiatives which commenced in late 2005 offset by increases in insurance expenses of $1.2 million, payroll and related expenses of $0.8 million, advertising of $0.6 million, property taxes of $0.6 million and other increases of $0.2 million. Depreciation expense decreased $1.8 million reflecting the write-down of fixed assets during 2005 to reflect fresh-start accounting. During 2005, fresh-start accounting expense totaled $42.1 million.

Corporate and Other Expenses—Before consideration of fresh-start accounting and reorganization expenses of $62.9 million and a charge of $8.0 million for ten-year warrants issued to Mr. Trump in connection with the services agreement between the Company and Mr. Trump incurred during 2005, corporate and other expenses increased by approximately $5.7 million for 2006. This increase is due to a $2.3 million increase in development costs principally associated with our unsuccessful efforts to obtain a gaming license in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a $2.2 million increase in stock-based compensation and a $1.2 million increase in payroll and other costs.

Interest Income—Interest income increased $7.4 million principally due to higher average cash balances during 2006 as a result of the proceeds received from the sale of Trump Indiana in December 2005.

Interest Expense—Interest expense decreased by approximately $36.3 million, or 21.8%, from the comparable period in 2005. The decrease in interest expense during 2006 was due to the reorganization of our long-term debt in 2005, which resulted in lower principal amounts due and significantly reduced interest rates, repayment of long-term debt of $29.8 million and the capitalization of $1.2 million in interest expense related to our capital construction projects.

Minority Interests—Following our reorganization, minority interests for the Reorganized Company principally consist of the 23.5% limited partnership interest in TER Holdings owned directly and indirectly by Mr. Trump. Minority interests in our loss from continuing operations in 2006 are comprised of $5.5 million relating to Mr. Trump’s ownership interest in TER Holdings and $0.1 million for other minority ownership interests in TER Holdings subsidiaries.

Provision for Income Taxes—Our provision for income taxes on continuing operations reflects an expense of $6.5 million. This provision consists of state income taxes of $4.6 million and a non-cash charge in lieu of income taxes of $1.9 million.

Discontinued Operations—Income from discontinued operations in 2006 reflects the settlement of liabilities assumed in connection with the December 2005 sale of our Trump Indiana riverboat casino.

 

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Results of Operations for the Years Ended December 31, 2005 and 2004

The following is a discussion of each of our properties’ operating results:

Trump Taj Mahal—Net revenues increased by $7.7 million, or 1.6%, to $477.7 million as a result of increased casino revenues of $16.4 million offset by reductions in room, food, beverage and other revenues of $4.5 million and increases in promotional allowances of $4.2 million. This increase in casino revenues was primarily due to an increase in the table game revenues of $20.4 million, offset by a reduction in slot revenues of $4.0 million. Before consideration of the fresh-start accounting benefit of $104.8 million recorded in 2005 and the $2.4 million decrease in 2005 over 2004 reorganization expenses, costs and expenses increased by $0.1 million, comprised of an increase in general and administrative costs of $11.0 million due primarily to increased utility costs of $4.6 million and other general increases in contract entertainment, maintenance expenses and severance provisions for terminated employees, offset by a $10.7 million reduction in depreciation due to the write-down of net fixed assets by $49.4 million to reflect fresh-start accounting.

Trump Plaza—A decrease in casino revenues of $13.2 million, or 4.2%, resulted in a decrease in net revenues of $11.4 million to $273.4 million. This decrease in casino revenues is due primarily to a decrease in slot revenues as a result of a more competitive marketplace, anticipated disruptions from renovations to the casino and the impact of planned reductions in slot coin marketing offers. Before consideration of the fresh-start accounting benefit of $17.5 million recorded in 2005 and a $1.7 million decrease in 2005 over 2004 reorganization expenses, costs and expenses decreased by $8.7 million, comprised primarily of a $4.8 million reduction in depreciation due to the write-down of net fixed assets by $40.2 million to reflect fresh-start accounting and a decrease in general and administrative costs of $3.4 million due primarily to 2004 general and administrative expenses including expense for an $8.0 million real estate tax receivable reserve offset by increased utility expenses during 2005.

Trump Marina—A decrease in casino revenues of $11.1 million, or 4.3%, and a decrease in food and beverage revenues of $3.0 million were offset by a decrease in promotional allowances of $8.2 million resulting in a reduction in net revenues of $7.0 million, or 2.8%, to $241.1 million. The decrease in gaming revenues is due primarily to a decrease in slot revenues as a result of a more competitive marketplace and the impact of planned reductions in slot coin marketing offers. Before consideration of fresh-start accounting expense of $42.0 million recorded in 2005 and a $10.6 million decrease in 2005 over 2004 reorganization expenses, costs and expenses decreased by $9.5 million, comprised primarily of a $6.5 million reduction in depreciation due to the write-down of net fixed assets by $119.9 million to reflect fresh-start accounting and a decrease in gaming costs of $4.4 million, or 3.7%, relating to the decrease in casino revenues.

Corporate and Other Expenses—Before consideration of fresh-start accounting expenses of $4.9 million, a $8.4 million decrease in 2005 over 2004 reorganization expense and a $19.4 decrease in debt renegotiation costs in 2005 over 2004, corporate and other expenses increased by approximately $20.9 million. This increase is due primarily to $8.0 million for 10-year warrants issued to Mr. Trump in connection with a services agreement, $4.9 million associated with our proposed Philadelphia project, $2.7 million associated with our stock award plan and $2.3 million in executive recruiting, relocation and severance costs.

Interest Expense—Interest expense decreased by approximately $59.8 million, or 27.0%, from the comparable period in 2004. The decrease in interest expense was due to our reorganization of our long-term debt which resulted in lower principal amounts due and the associated significantly reduced interest rates.

Minority Interest—Following reorganization, minority interest for the reorganized company represents the 23.5% limited partnership interest in TER Holdings owned directly and indirectly by Mr. Trump. Our minority interest expense reflects an expense or benefit for the proportionate share of income or loss.

 

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Provision for Income Taxes—Our provision for income taxes on continuing operations reflects an expense for income taxes of $13.5 million. This provision consists of state income taxes of $4.8 million and a non-cash charge in lieu of taxes of $8.7 million.

Discontinued Operations—Income from discontinued operations includes income from our Trump Indiana riverboat casino sold in December 2005. This pretax income of $158.6 million for 2005 includes a fresh-start benefit of $134.7 million. This pretax income is reduced by a provision for income taxes of $27.0 million and a minority interest expense of $3.0 million.

Extraordinary Gain on Extinguishment of Debt—This gain of $196.9 million is a result of the extinguishment of debt in connection with our reorganization.

Critical Accounting Estimates

General—Our consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, which requires our management to make estimates and assumptions about the effects of matters that are inherently uncertain. Of our accounting estimates, we believe the following may involve a higher degree of judgment and complexity.

Goodwill—We have approximately $226.5 million of goodwill recorded on our balance sheet at December 31, 2006. We regularly evaluate our businesses for potential impairment indicators. Additionally, we perform impairment testing at least annually. Our judgments regarding the existence of impairment indicators are based on, among other things, the regulatory and competitive status and operational performance of each of our businesses. Future events, such as the failure to meet or exceed our operating plans, increased competition or the enactment of increased gaming tax rates, could significantly impact our judgments and any resulting impairment loss could have a material adverse impact on our financial condition and results of operations.

Property and Equipment—Our operations are capital intensive and we make capital investments at each of our properties in the form of maintenance capital and, from time to time, expansion and product enhancement capital. At December 31, 2006, we have approximately $1,535.9 million of net property and equipment recorded on our balance sheet. We depreciate our assets on a straight-line basis over their estimated useful lives. The estimates of the useful lives are based on the nature of the assets as well as our current operating strategy. Future events, such as property expansions, new competition and new regulations, could result in a change in the manner in which we use certain assets requiring a change in the estimated useful lives of such assets. In assessing the recoverability of the carrying value of property and equipment, we must make assumptions regarding estimated future cash flows and other factors. If these estimates or the related assumptions change in the future, we may be required to record impairment charges for these assets.

Insurance Accruals—Our insurance policies for employee health, workers’ compensation and general patron liabilities have significant deductible levels on an individual claim basis. We accrue a liability for known workers’ compensation and general patron liabilities based upon a review of individual claims. Additionally, we accrue an amount for incurred but not reported claims based on our historical experience and other factors. Our employee health insurance benefit accrual is based on our historical claims experience rate including an estimated lag factor. These accruals involve complex estimates and could be significantly affected should current claims vary from historical levels. Management reviews our insurance accruals for adequacy at the end of each reporting period.

Income Taxes—We account for income taxes in accordance with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (“SFAS”) No. 109, “Accounting for Income Taxes.” Our income tax returns are subject to examination by various taxing authorities. We regularly assess the potential outcomes of these examinations in determining the adequacy of our provision for income taxes and our income tax liabilities. Inherent in our determination of any necessary reserves are assumptions based on past experiences and judgments about potential actions by

 

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taxing authorities. Our estimate of the potential outcome for any uncertain tax issue is highly judgmental. We believe we have adequately provided for any reasonable and foreseeable outcome related to uncertain tax matters. When actual results of tax examinations differ from our estimates, we adjust the income tax provision in the period in which the examination issues are settled.

Inflation

There was no significant impact on operations as a result of inflation during 2006, 2005 or 2004.

 

Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

The market risk inherent in our financial instruments is the potential loss in fair value arising from adverse changes in interest rates. The following table provides information about our debt obligations that are sensitive to changes in interest rates. The following table also presents principal cash flows and related weighted average interest rates by expected maturity date of our debt obligations.

 

     2007     2008     2009     2010     2011     Therafter     Total

Fixed rate debt maturities

   $ —       $ —       $ —       $ —       $ —       $ 1,248,962     $ 1,248,962

Average interest rate

     8.50 %     8.50 %     8.50 %     8.50 %     8.50 %     8.50 %  

Variable rate debt maturities

   $ 1,500     $ 1,500     $ 1,500     $ 1,500     $ 1,500     $ 140,250     $ 147,750

Average interest rate

     7.87 %     7.87 %     7.87 %     7.87 %     7.87 %     7.87 %  

We currently have no outstanding interest rate swaps. From time to time, we enter into interest rate swap agreements to change the proportion of fixed to variable rate debt within parameters established by management. In accordance with these parameters, the agreements are used to manage interest rate risks and cost inherent in our debt portfolio.

 

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Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

The following consolidated financial statements are included in this report:

Reports of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

Consolidated Balance Sheets of Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. as of December 31, 2006 and 2005 (Reorganized Company)

Consolidated Statements of Operations of Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. for the year ended December 31, 2006 and the period from May 20, 2005 through December 31, 2005 (Reorganized Company) and for the period from January 1, 2005 through May 19, 2005 and the year ended December 31, 2004 (Predecessor Company)

Consolidated Statement of Stockholders’ Equity of Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. for the year ended December 31, 2006 and the period from May 20, 2005 to December 31, 2005 (Reorganized Company) and for the period from January 1, 2005 through May 19, 2005 and the year ended December 31, 2004 (Predecessor Company)

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows of Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. for the year ended December 31, 2006 and the period from May 20, 2005 through December 31, 2005 (Reorganized Company) and for the period from January 1, 2005 through May 19, 2005 and the year ended December 31, 2004 (Predecessor Company)

Consolidated Balance Sheets of Trump Entertainment Resorts Holdings, L.P. as of December 31, 2006 and 2005 (Reorganized Company)

Consolidated Statements of Operations of Trump Entertainment Resorts Holdings, L.P. for the year ended December 31, 2006 and the period from May 20, 2005 through December 31, 2005 (Reorganized Company) and for the period from January 1, 2005 through May 19, 2005 and the year ended December 31, 2004 (Predecessor Company)

Consolidated Statement of Partners’ Capital of Trump Entertainment Resorts Holdings, L.P. for the year ended December 31, 2006 and the period from May 20, 2005 through December 31, 2005 (Reorganized Company) and for the period from January 1, 2005 through May 19, 2005 and the year ended December 31, 2004 (Predecessor Company)

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows of Trump Entertainment Resorts Holdings, L.P for the year ended December 31, 2006 and the period from May 20, 2005 through December 31, 2005 (Reorganized Company) and for the period from January 1, 2005 through May 19, 2005 and the year ended December 31, 2004 (Predecessor Company)

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

Financial Statement Schedule

Schedule II—Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. and Trump Entertainment Resorts Holdings, L.P. Valuation and Qualifying Accounts for the year ended December 31, 2006 and the period from May 20, 2005 through December 31, 2005 (Reorganized Company) and for the period from January 1, 2005 through May 19, 2005 and the year ended December 31, 2004 (Predecessor Company)

 

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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

Board of Directors

Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc.:

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. as of December 31, 2006 and December 31, 2005, and the related consolidated statements of operations, stockholders’ equity and cash flows for the year ended December 31, 2006, the period from May 20, 2005 to December 31, 2005, the period from January 1, 2005 to May 19, 2005 (Predecessor Company), and for the year ended December 31, 2004 (Predecessor Company). Our audits also included the financial statement schedule listed in the index at Item 15(a). These financial statements and schedule are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements and schedule based on our audits.

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. at December 31, 2006 and December 31, 2005, and the consolidated results of its operations and its cash flows for the year ended December 31, 2006, the period from May 20, 2005 to December 31, 2005, the period from January 1, 2005 to May 19, 2005 (Predecessor Company), and for the year ended December 31, 2004 (Predecessor Company), in conformity with U. S. generally accepted accounting principles. Also, in our opinion, the related financial statement schedule, when considered in relation to the basic financial statements taken as a whole, presents fairly in all material respects the information set forth therein.

We also have audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the effectiveness of Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc.’s internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2006, based on criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission and our report dated February 19, 2007, expressed an unqualified opinion thereon.

As discussed in Note 2 to the consolidated financial statements, effective May 20, 2005, the Company received final clearance of all significant contingencies related to the implementation of its plan of reorganization, which had been confirmed on April 5, 2005, by the United States Bankruptcy Court. The Company officially emerged from bankruptcy as of May 20, 2005. In connection with its reorganization, the Company applied fresh-start reporting as of May 20, 2005. The accompanying consolidated balance sheets of the Company at December 31, 2006 and December 31, 2005 and the consolidated results of operations of the Company for the year ended December 31, 2006 and the period from May 20, 2005 to December 31, 2005 reflect the impact of the adjustments required under fresh-start reporting. As a result, the consolidated financial statements of the Company are presented on a basis different from those of the Predecessor Company and therefore are not comparable to prior periods.

As discussed in Note 2 to the consolidated financial statements, in connection with the application of fresh-start reporting as of May 20, 2005, the Company early adopted Financial Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 123R, Share-Based Payment.

/s/ Ernst & Young LLP

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

February 19, 2007

 

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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

Partners

Trump Entertainment Resorts Holdings L.P.:

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Trump Entertainment Resorts Holdings L.P. as of December 31, 2006 and December 31, 2005, and the related consolidated statements of operations, partners’ capital and cash flows for the year ended December 31, 2006, the period from May 20, 2005 to December 31, 2005, the period from January 1, 2005 to May 19, 2005 (Predecessor Company), and for the year ended December 31, 2004 (Predecessor Company). Our audits also included the financial statement schedule listed in the index at Item 15(a). These financial statements and schedule are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements and schedule based on our audits.

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. We were not engaged to perform an audit of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. Our audit included consideration of internal control over financial reporting as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purposes of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit also includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, and evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of Trump Entertainment Resorts Holdings L.P. at December 31, 2006 and December 31, 2005, and the consolidated results of its operations and its cash flows for the year ended December 31, 2006, the period from May 20, 2005 to December 31, 2005, the period from January 1, 2005 to May 19, 2005 (Predecessor Company), and for the year ended December 31, 2004 (Predecessor Company), in conformity with U. S. generally accepted accounting principles. Also, in our opinion, the related financial statement schedule, when considered in relation to the basic financial statements taken as a whole, presents fairly in all material respects the information set forth therein.

As discussed in Note 2 to the consolidated financial statements, effective May 20, 2005, the Company received final clearance of all significant contingencies related to the implementation of its plan of reorganization, which had been confirmed on April 5, 2005, by the United States Bankruptcy Court. The Company officially emerged from bankruptcy as of May 20, 2005. In connection with its reorganization, the Company applied fresh-start reporting as of May 20, 2005. The accompanying consolidated balance sheets of the Company at December 31, 2006 and December 31, 2005 and the consolidated results of operations of the Company for the year ended December 31, 2006 and the period from May 20, 2005 to December 31, 2005 reflect the impact of the adjustments required under fresh-start reporting. As a result, the consolidated financial statements of the Company are presented on a basis different from those of the Predecessor Company and therefore are not comparable to prior periods.

As discussed in Note 2 to the consolidated financial statements, in connection with the application of fresh-start reporting as of May 20, 2005, the Company early adopted Financial Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 123R, Share-Based Payment.

/s/ Ernst & Young LLP

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

February 19, 2007

 

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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

Board of Directors

Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc.

We have audited management’s assessment, included in Management’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting and appearing in the accompanying Item 9A Controls and Procedures, that Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. maintained effective internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2006, based on criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (the COSO criteria). Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc.’s management is responsible for maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting and for its assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on management’s assessment and an opinion on the effectiveness of the company’s internal control over financial reporting based on our audit.

We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether effective internal control over financial reporting was maintained in all material respects. Our audit included obtaining an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, evaluating management’s assessment, testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control, and performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

A company’s internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company’s internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

In our opinion, management’s assessment that Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. maintained effective internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2006, is fairly stated, in all material respects, based on the COSO criteria. Also, in our opinion, Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. maintained, in all material respects, effective internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2006, based on the COSO criteria.

We also have audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the consolidated balance sheets of Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. as of December 31, 2006 and December 31, 2005, and the related consolidated statements of operations, stockholders’ equity and cash flows for the year ended December 31, 2006, the period from May 20 to December 31, 2005, the period from January 1, 2005 to May 19, 2005 (Predecessor Company), and for the year ended December 31, 2004 (Predecessor Company) and our report dated February 19, 2007 expressed an unqualified opinion thereon.

/s/ Ernst & Young LLP

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

February 19, 2007

 

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TRUMP ENTERTAINMENT RESORTS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

 

     Reorganized Company  
     December 31,  
     2006     2005  

Current assets:

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 100,007     $ 228,554  

Restricted cash

     27,375       45,005  

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $13,032 and $14,153, respectively

     45,519       37,128  

Accounts receivable, other

     8,823       8,612  

Inventories

     10,816       10,716  

Deferred income taxes

     10,351       2,289  

Other current assets

     13,049       12,178  
                

Total current assets

     215,940       344,482  
                

Net property and equipment

     1,535,852       1,463,142  

Other assets:

    

Goodwill

     226,480       238,045  

Trademarks

     197,000       197,000  

Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $2,787 and $1,172, respectively

     7,730       9,345  

Deferred financing costs, net of accumulated amortization of $4,279 and $1,648, respectively

     17,914       20,725  

Other assets, net of reserve of $36,203 and $31,847, respectively

     59,580       57,024  
                

Total other assets

     508,704       522,139  
                

Total assets

   $ 2,260,496     $ 2,329,763  
                

Current liabilities:

    

Accounts payable

   $ 30,495     $ 39,136  

Accrued payroll and related expenses

     28,099       26,553  

Income taxes payable

     24,904       36,765  

Partnership distribution payable

     260       3,041  

Accrued interest payable

     13,645       11,517  

Self-insurance reserves

     13,299       12,398  

Other current liabilities

     34,767       42,748  

Current maturities of long-term debt

     11,263       30,007  
                

Total current liabilities

     156,732       202,165  
                

Long-term debt, net of current maturities

     1,396,170       1,407,952  

Deferred income taxes

     152,414       144,352  

Other long-term liabilities

     17,017       18,428  

Minority interest

     125,395       129,708  

Stockholders’ equity:

    

Preferred stock, $1 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding

     —         —    

Common stock, $.001 par value; 75,000,000 shares authorized, 30,990,902 and 27,177,696 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

     31       27  

Class B Common stock, $0.001 par value; 1,000 shares authorized, 900 shares issued and outstanding

     —         —    

Additional paid-in capital

     457,772       453,659  

Accumulated deficit

     (45,035 )     (26,528 )
                

Total stockholders’ equity

     412,768       427,158  
                

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 2,260,496     $ 2,329,763  
                
    

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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TRUMP ENTERTAINMENT RESORTS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

 

     Reorganized Company     Predecessor Company  
     Year
Ended
December 31,
2006
    May 20, 2005
through
December 31,
2005
    January 1, 2005
through
May 19,
2005
    Year
Ended
December 31,
2004
 

Revenues:

        

Gaming

   $ 1,079,245     $ 663,140     $ 398,409     $ 1,069,463  

Rooms

     78,211       48,257       26,360       75,996  

Food and beverage

     123,091       77,806       44,198       127,348  

Other

     42,365       26,833       12,809       42,608  
                                
     1,322,912       816,036       481,776       1,315,415  

Less promotional allowances

     (296,750 )     (188,254 )     (117,337 )     (312,477 )
                                

Net revenues

     1,026,162       627,782       364,439       1,002,938  

Costs and expenses:

        

Gaming

     494,411       307,384       186,545       498,449  

Rooms

     31,227       17,922       9,805       27,040  

Food and beverage

     41,945       26,592       13,767       41,887  

General and administrative

     279,118       171,561       92,544       245,897  

General and administrative—related party

     2,363       9,819       775       2,733  

Development costs

     7,461       5,202       413       1,896  

Depreciation and amortization

     68,091       37,434       35,753       95,091  

Reorganization expense (income) and related costs

     —         9,058       (25,967 )     59,281  

Debt renegotiation costs

     —         —         —         2,857  
                                
     924,616       584,972       313,635       975,131  
                                

Income from operations

     101,546       42,810       50,804       27,807  

Non-operating income (expense):

        

Interest income

     10,363       2,151       836       1,105  

Interest expense

     (130,144 )     (79,602 )     (85,678 )     (225,119 )

Interest expense—related party

     —         —         (1,184 )     (2,941 )

Other non-operating income, net

     —         97       —         1,076  
                                
     (119,781 )     (77,354 )     (86,026 )     (225,879 )
                                

Loss before income taxes, minority interests, discontinued operations and extraordinary item

     (18,235 )     (34,544 )     (35,222 )     (198,072 )

Provision for income taxes

     (6,451 )     (11,421 )     (2,074 )     (5,697 )

Minority interests

     5,617       9,631       —         —    
                                

Loss from continuing operations

     (19,069 )     (36,334 )     (37,296 )     (203,769 )
                                

Income from discontinued operations:

        

Trump Indiana

     678       15,658       142,959       20,857  

Provision for income taxes

     56       (2,839 )     (24,211 )     (21,858 )

Minority interests

     (172 )     (3,013 )     —         —    
                                

Trump Indiana, net of income taxes and minority interest

     562       9,806       118,748       (1,001 )

Trump 29, net of minority interest

     —         —         —         7,480  

Gain on termination of Trump 29 management contract

     —         —         —         6,000  
                                

Income from discontinued operations

     562       9,806       118,748       12,479  
                                

(Loss) income before extraordinary item

     (18,507 )     (26,528 )     81,452       (191,290 )

Extraordinary gain on extinguishment of debt

     —         —         196,932       —    
                                

Net (loss) income

   $ (18,507 )   $ (26,528 )   $ 278,384     $ (191,290 )
                                

Continuing operations

   $ (0.62 )   $ (1.19 )   $ (1.25 )   $ (6.82 )

Discontinued operations

     0.02       0.32       3.97       0.42  

Extraordinary gain on extinguishment of debt

     —         —         6.59       —    
                                

Basic and diluted net (loss) income per share

   $ (0.60 )   $ (0.87 )   $ 9.31     $ (6.40 )
                                

Weighted average shares outstanding:

        

Basic and diluted

     30,920,616       30,533,041       29,904,764       29,904,764  

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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TRUMP ENTERTAINMENT RESORTS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(In thousands except share data)

 

    Shares     Common
Stock
  Shares   Class B
Common
Stock
  Additional
Paid-in
Capital
    Accumulated
Deficit
    Treasury
Stock
    Total
Stockholders’
Equity
 

Predecessor Company:

               

Balance at December 31, 2003

  32,101,493     $ 321   1,000   $ —     $ 470,566     $ (445,110 )   $ (20,200 )   $ 5,577  

Net (loss)

  —         —     —       —       —         (191,290 )     —         (191,290 )
                                                     

Balance at December 31, 2004

  32,101,493       321   1,000     —       470,566       (636,400 )     (20,200 )     (185,713 )

Net income

  —         —     —       —       —         278,384       —         278,384  
                                                     

Balance at May 19, 2005

  32,101,493     $ 321   1,000   $ —     $ 470,566     $ (358,016 )   $ (20,200 )   $ 92,671  
                                                     
               

Reorganized Company:

               

Capitalization on May 20, 2005

  27,089,849     $ 27   900   $ —     $ 445,432     $ —       $ —       $ 445,459  

Compensatory stock warrants expense, net of minority interest of $1,879

  —         —     —       —       6,121       —         —         6,121  

Warrants converted

  52,847       —     —       —       —         —         —         —    

Stock-based compensation expense, net of minority interest of $647

  —         —     —       —       2,106       —         —         2,106  

Issuance of restricted stock

  35,000       —     —       —       —         —         —         —    

Net (loss)

  —         —     —       —       —         (26,528 )     —         (26,528 )
                                                     

Balance at December 31, 2005

  27,177,696       27   900     —       453,659       (26,528 )     —         427,158  

Warrants converted

  3,377,553       3   —       —       (3 )     —         —         —    

Stock-based compensation expense, net of minority interest of $1,221

  —         —     —       —       3,976       —         —         3,976  

Issuance of restricted stock, net

  472,462       1   —       —       (1 )     —         —         —    

Other

  (36,809 )     —     —       —       141       —         —         141  

Net (loss)

  —         —     —       —       —         (18,507 )     —         (18,507 )
                                                     

Balance at December 31, 2006

  30,990,902     $ 31   900   $ —     $ 457,772     $ (45,035 )   $ —       $ 412,768  
                                                     

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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TRUMP ENTERTAINMENT RESORTS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

 

     Reorganized Company     Predecessor Company  
    

Year

Ended

December 31,

2006

   

May 20, 2005

through

December 31,

2005

   

January 1, 2005

through

May 19,

2005

   

Year

Ended

December 31,

2004

 

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

        

Net (loss) income

   $ (18,507 )   $ (26,528 )   $ 278,384     $ (191,290 )

Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities:

        

Deferred income taxes

     1,930       8,687       —         —    

Minority interest in net loss

     (5,445 )     (6,618 )     —         —    

Depreciation and amortization

     68,091       40,071       38,486       102,705  

Amortization of deferred financing costs

     2,631       1,519       665       5,740  

Provisions for losses on receivables

     5,168       2,330       1,445       5,473  

Stock-based compensation expense

     5,197       2,753       —         —    

Valuation allowance—CRDA investments

     4,478       2,907       1,731       4,592  

Compensatory stock warrants

     —         8,000       —         —    

Non-cash reorganization (income) expense, net

     —         —         (210,117 )     39,533  

Extraordinary gain on extinguishment of debt

     —         —         (196,932 )     —    

Accretion of discounts on mortgage notes

     —         —         —         2,354  

Issuance of debt in satisfaction of accrued interest

     —         —         —         4,089  

Loss on sale of assets

     —         —         —         717  

Other

     (683 )     (256 )     755       10,479  

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

        

(Increase) decrease in receivables

     (13,528 )     (9,505 )     546       (9,043 )

(Increase) decrease in inventories

     (100 )     1,219       (485 )     174  

(Increase) decrease in other current assets

     (871 )     1,427       (2,143 )     (918 )

Decrease (increase) in other assets

     6,235       1,543       (816 )     (6,560 )

(Decrease) increase in due to affiliates, net

     —         (2,767 )     (538 )     1,075  

(Decrease) increase in accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities

     (26,556 )     (16,327 )     60,847       795  

Increase (decrease) in accrued interest payable

     2,128       (73,012 )     68,866       73,872  

(Decrease) increase in other long-term liabilities

     (1,411 )     (6,026 )     3,835       390  
                                

Net cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities including discontinued operations

     28,757       (70,583 )     44,529       44,177  
                                

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

        

Purchases of property and equipment, net

     (128,959 )     (58,752 )     (39,033 )     (24,585 )

Decrease (increase) in restricted cash

     17,630       (45,005 )     —         —    

Purchases of CRDA investments

     (13,269 )     (7,307 )     (6,115 )     (13,445 )

Cash proceeds from sale of Trump Indiana

     —         227,526       —         —    

Other

     —         —         —         (136 )
                                

Net cash flows (used in) provided by investing activities

     (124,598 )     116,462       (45,148 )     (38,166 )
                                

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

        

Borrowings from term loan

     —         150,000       —         —    

Repayments of term loan

     (1,500 )     (750 )     —         —    

Repayment of other long-term debt

     (28,042 )     (21,873 )     —         —    

Payment of deferred financing costs

     (597 )     (11,078 )     (2,926 )     —    

Partnership distributions

     (3,020 )     —         —         —    

Contributed capital from reorganization

     —         55,000       —         —    

Cash distributions to noteholders and stockholders

     —         (41,120 )     —         —    

(Repayments of) borrowings from DIP facility, net

     —         (53,958 )     18,172       35,786  

Repayment of long-term debt, subject to compromise

     —         —         (13,439 )     (32,203 )

Other

     453       —         —         —    
                                

Net cash flows (used in) provided by financing activities

     (32,706 )     76,221       1,807       3,583  
                                

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

     (128,547 )     122,100       1,188       9,594  

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

     228,554       106,454       105,266       95,672  
                                

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $ 100,007     $ 228,554     $ 106,454     $ 105,266  
                                

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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TRUMP ENTERTAINMENT RESORTS HOLDINGS, L.P.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)

 

     Reorganized Company  
     December 31,  
     2006     2005  

Current assets:

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 99,094     $ 228,550  

Restricted cash

     27,375       45,005  

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $13,032 and $14,153, respectively

     45,519       37,128  

Accounts receivable, other

     8,823       8,612  

Inventories

     10,816       10,716  

Deferred income taxes

     672       904  

Other current assets

     13,049       12,178  
                

Total current assets

     205,348       343,093  
                

Net property and equipment

     1,535,852       1,463,142  

Other assets:

    

Goodwill

     129,024       139,289  

Trademarks

     197,000       197,000  

Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $2,787 and $1,172, respectively

     7,730       9,345  

Deferred financing costs, net of accumulated amortization of $4,279 and $1,648, respectively

     17,914       20,725  

Other assets, net of reserve of $36,203 and $31,847, respectively

     59,580       57,024  
                

Total other assets

     411,248       423,383  
                

Total assets

   $ 2,152,448     $ 2,229,618  
                

Current liabilities:

    

Accounts payable

   $ 30,495     $ 39,136  

Accrued payroll and related expenses

     28,099       26,553  

Income taxes payable

     24,904       36,765  

Accrued partner distributions

     260       3,041  

Accrued interest payable

     13,645       11,517  

Self-insurance reserves

     13,299       12,398  

Other current liabilities

     34,767       42,748  

Current maturities of long-term debt

     11,263       30,007  
                

Total current liabilities

     156,732       202,165  
                

Long-term debt, net of current maturities

     1,396,170       1,407,952  

Deferred income taxes

     38,992       39,224  

Other long-term liabilities

     17,013       18,424  

Partners’ capital:

    

Partners’ capital

     594,230       590,012  

Accumulated deficit

     (50,689 )     (28,159 )
                

Total partners’ capital

     543,541       561,853  
                

Total liabilities and partners’ capital

   $ 2,152,448     $ 2,229,618  
                

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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TRUMP ENTERTAINMENT RESORTS HOLDINGS, L.P.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands)

 

    Reorganized Company     Predecessor Company  
    Year
Ended
December 31,
2006
    May 20, 2005
through
December 31,
2005
    January 1, 2005
through
May 19,
2005
    Year
Ended
December 31,
2004
 

Revenues:

       

Gaming

  $ 1,079,245     $ 663,140     $ 398,409     $ 1,069,463  

Rooms

    78,211       48,257       26,360       75,996  

Food and beverage

    123,091       77,806       44,198       127,348  

Other

    42,365       26,833       12,809       42,608  
                               
    1,322,912       816,036       481,776       1,315,415  

Less promotional allowances

    (296,750 )     (188,254 )     (117,337 )     (312,477 )
                               

Net revenues

    1,026,162       627,782       364,439       1,002,938  

Costs and expenses:

       

Gaming

    494,411       307,384       186,545       498,449  

Rooms

    31,227       17,922       9,805       27,040  

Food and beverage

    41,945       26,592       13,767       41,887  

General and administrative

    279,118       171,561       92,544       245,897  

General and administrative—related party

    2,363       9,819       775       2,733  

Development costs

    7,461       5,202       413       1,896  

Depreciation and amortization

    68,091       37,434       35,753       95,091  

Reorganization (income) expense and related costs

    —         9,058       (25,967 )     59,281  

Debt renegotiation costs

    —         —         —         2,857  
                               
    924,616       584,972       313,635       975,131  
                               

Income from operations

    101,546       42,810       50,804       27,807  

Non-operating income (expense):

       

Interest income

    10,335       2,151       836       1,105  

Interest expense

    (130,144 )     (79,602 )     (85,678 )     (225,119 )

Interest expense—related party

    —         —         (1,184 )     (2,941 )

Other non-operating income, net

    —         97       —         1,076  
                               
    (119,809 )     (77,354 )     (86,026 )     (225,879 )
                               

Loss before income taxes, minority interest, discontinued operations and extraordinary item

    (18,263 )     (34,544 )     (35,222 )     (198,072 )

Provision for income taxes

    (5,151 )     (6,434 )     (2,074 )     (5,697 )

Minority interest

    150       —         —         —    
                               

Loss from continuing operations

    (23,264 )     (40,978 )     (37,296 )     (203,769 )
                               

Income (loss) from discontinued operations:

       

Trump Indiana

    678       15,658       142,959       20,857  

Provision for income taxes

    56       (2,839 )     (24,211 )     (21,858 )
                               

Trump Indiana, net of income taxes

    734       12,819       118,748       (1,001 )

Trump 29

    —         —         —         7,480  

Gain on termination of Trump 29 management contract

    —         —         —         6,000  
                               

Income from discontinued operations

    734       12,819       118,748       12,479  
                               

(Loss) income before extraordinary item

    (22,530 )     (28,159 )     81,452       (191,290 )

Extraordinary gain on extinguishment of debt

    —         —         196,932       —    
                               

Net (loss) income

  $ (22,530 )   $ (28,159 )   $ 278,384     $ (191,290 )
                               

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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TRUMP ENTERTAINMENT RESORTS HOLDINGS, L.P.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF PARTNERS’ CAPITAL

(In thousands)

 

     Partners’
Capital
    Accumulated
Deficit
    Treasury
Stock
    Total
Partners’
Capital
 

Predecessor Company:

        

Balance at December 31, 2003

   $ 667,503     $ (641,387 )   $ (20,200 )   $ 5,916  

Net (loss)

     —         (191,290 )     —         (191,290 )
                                

Balance at December 31, 2004

     667,503       (832,677 )     (20,200 )     (185,374 )

Net income

     —         278,384       —         278,384  
                                

Balance at May 19, 2005

   $ 667,503     $ (554,293 )   $ (20,200 )   $ 93,010  
                                

Reorganized Company:

        

Capitalization of partnership on May 20, 2005

   $ 582,300     $ —       $ —       $ 582,300  

Stock-based compensation expense

     2,753       —         —         2,753  

Compensatory stock warrants

     8,000       —         —         8,000  

Partnership distributions

     (3,041 )     —         —         (3,041 )

Net (loss)

     —         (28,159 )     —         (28,159 )
                                

Balance at December 31, 2005

     590,012       (28,159 )     —         561,853  

Stock-based compensation expense

     5,197       —         —         5,197  

Partnership distributions

     (979 )     —         —         (979 )

Net (loss)

     —         (22,530 )     —         (22,530 )
                                

Balance at December 31, 2006

   $ 594,230     $ (50,689 )   $ —       $ 543,541  
                                

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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TRUMP ENTERTAINMENT RESORTS HOLDINGS, L.P.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

 

    Reorganized Company     Predecessor Company  
    Year
Ended
December 31,
2006
    May 20, 2005
through
December 31,
2005
    January 1, 2005
through
May 19, 2005
    Year Ended
December 31,
2004
 

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

       

Net (loss) income

  $ (22,530 )   $ (28,159 )   $ 278,384     $ (191,290 )

Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities:

       

Deferred income taxes

    630       3,700       —         —    

Minority interest in net loss

    (150 )     —         —         —    

Depreciation and amortization

    68,091       40,071       38,486       102,705  

Amortization of deferred financing costs

    2,631       1,519       665       5,740  

Provisions for losses on receivables

    5,168       2,330       1,445       5,473  

Stock-based compensation expense

    5,197       2,753       —         —    

Valuation allowance—CRDA allowance

    4,478       2,907       1,731       4,592  

Compensatory stock warrants

    —         8,000       —         —    

Non-cash reorganization income, net

    —         —         (210,117 )     39,533  

Extraordinary gain on extinguishment of debt

    —         —         (196,932 )     —    

Accretion of discounts on mortgage notes

    —         —         —         2,354  

Issuance of debt in satisfaction of accrued interest

    —         —         —         4,089  

Loss on sale of assets

    —         —         —         717  

Other

    (683 )     (256 )     755       10,479  

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

       

(Increase) decrease in receivables

    (13,528 )     (9,505 )     546       (9,043 )

(Increase) decrease in inventories

    (100 )     1,219       (485 )     174  

(Increase) decrease in other current assets

    (871 )     1,427       (2,143 )     (918 )

Decrease (increase) in other assets

    6,235       1,543       (816 )     (6,560 )

(Decrease) increase in due to affiliates, net

    —         (2,767 )     (538 )     1,075  

(Decrease) increase in accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities

    (26,556 )     (16,323 )     60,847       795  

Increase (decrease) in accrued interest payable

    2,128       (73,012 )     68,866       73,872  

(Decrease) increase in other long-term liabilities

    (1,411 )     (6,030 )     3,835       390  
                               

Net cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities including discontinued operations

    28,729       (70,583 )     44,529       44,177  
                               

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

       

Purchases of property and equipment, net

    (128,959 )     (58,752 )     (39,033 )     (24,585 )

Decrease (increase) in restricted cash

    17,630       (45,005 )     —         —    

Purchases of CRDA investments

    (13,269 )     (7,307 )     (6,115 )     (13,445 )

Cash proceeds from sale of Trump Indiana

    —         227,526       —         —    

Other

    —         —         —         (136 )
                               

Net cash flows (used in) provided by investing activities

    (124,598 )     116,462       (45,148 )     (38,166 )
                               

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

       

Borrowings from term loan

    —         150,000       —         —    

Repayments of term loan

    (1,500 )     (750 )     —         —    

Repayment of other long-term debt

    (28,042 )     (21,873 )     —         —    

Payment of deferred financing costs

    (597 )     (11,078 )     (2,926 )     —    

Partnership distributions

    (3,760 )     —         —         —    

Contributed capital from reorganization

    —         55,000       —         —    

Cash distributions to noteholders and stockholders

    —         (41,120 )     —         —    

(Repayments of) borrowings from DIP facility, net

    —         (53,958 )     18,172       35,786  

Repayment of long-term debt, subject to compromise

    —         —         (13,439 )     (32,203 )

Other

    312       —         —         —    
                               

Net cash flows (used in) provided by financing activities

    (33,587 )     76,221       1,807       3,583  
                               

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

    (129,456 )     122,100       1,188       9,594  

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

    228,550       106,450       105,262       95,668  
                               

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

  $ 99,094     $ 228,550     $ 106,450     $ 105,262  
                               

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

 

(1) Organization

The accompanying consolidated financial statements include those of Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. (“TER,” formerly Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, Inc.), a Delaware corporation, its majority-owned subsidiary, Trump Entertainment Resorts Holdings, L.P. (“TER Holdings,” formerly Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Holdings, L.P. “THCR”), a Delaware limited partnership, and their respective subsidiaries. Except where otherwise noted, the words “we,” “us,” “our” and similar terms, as well as “Company,” refer to TER and all of its subsidiaries. Through TER Holdings and its wholly owned subsidiaries we own and operate the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort (“Trump Taj Mahal”), Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino (“Trump Plaza”) and Trump Marina Hotel Casino (“Trump Marina”) each in Atlantic City, New Jersey. During September 2005, TER Keystone Development Co., LLC (“TER Keystone”) was formed by TER Holdings to pursue a gaming license in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, see Note 18. Prior to the December 2005 sale of our former subsidiary Trump Indiana, Inc. (“Trump Indiana”), we also owned and operated a riverboat casino in Gary, Indiana. See Note 14 for additional information regarding this discontinued operation.

TER beneficially owns an approximate 76.5% profits interest in TER Holdings, as both a general and limited partner, and Donald J. Trump (“Mr. Trump”) owns directly and indirectly an approximate 23.5% profits interest in TER Holdings, as a limited partner. Mr. Trump’s limited partnership interests are exchangeable at Mr. Trump’s option into 9,377,484 shares of TER’s Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “TER Common Stock”) (subject to certain adjustments), which, if exchanged, would give Mr. Trump an aggregate ownership of approximately 26.3% of the TER Common Stock (including shares currently held directly by Mr. Trump) or approximately 28.8% assuming currently exercisable warrants held by Mr. Trump were exercised. Mr. Trump also holds 900 shares of TER’s Class B Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Class B Common Stock”). The Class B Common Stock has the voting equivalency of the 9,377,484 shares of TER Common Stock for which his limited partnership interests in TER Holdings may be exchanged, and generally votes on all matters with the TER Common Stock as a single class. The Class B Common Stock is redeemable at par to the extent that Mr. Trump exchanges his limited partnership interests in TER Holdings for TER Common Stock and is not entitled to receive any dividends.

 

(2) Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Basis of Presentation—The consolidated financial statements include our accounts and those of our controlled subsidiaries and partnerships. We have eliminated all significant intercompany transactions. We view each casino property as an operating segment and all such operating segments have been aggregated into one reporting segment.

Reorganization and Emergence from Chapter 11—On November 21, 2004, Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Debtors”) filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey (the “Bankruptcy Court”), as part of a prearranged plan of reorganization. While in bankruptcy, the Debtors continued to manage their properties and operate their businesses as “debtors-in-possession” under the jurisdiction of the Bankruptcy Court. The term “Predecessor Company” refers to the Company and its subsidiaries for periods prior to and including May 19, 2005, and the term “Reorganized Company” refers to the Company and its subsidiaries for periods on and subsequent to May 20, 2005.

On April 5, 2005, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order confirming the Second Amended and Restated Joint Plan of Reorganization, dated March 30, 2005, of the Debtors, as amended (the “Plan”). The Plan became effective on May 20, 2005 (the “Effective Date”), at which time all material conditions to the Plan were satisfied and the Debtors emerged from Chapter 11.

 

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From the filing of the Chapter 11 petition to the Effective Date, our Predecessor Company operated as debtors-in-possession under the jurisdiction of the Bankruptcy Court. Accordingly, the consolidated financial statements for periods from the filing of the Chapter 11 petition through the emergence from Chapter 11 were prepared in accordance with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Statement of Position 90-7, “Financial Reporting by Entities in Reorganization under the Bankruptcy Code” (“SOP 90-7”). SOP 90-7 required the reporting of pre-petition liabilities subject to compromise separately on the balance sheet at an estimate of the amount ultimately allowable by the Bankruptcy Court. SOP 90-7 also required separate reporting of certain expenses relating to the Debtors’ Chapter 11 filings as reorganization items. See Note 10 for a summary of reorganization expenses.

Upon emergence from Chapter 11, we adopted fresh-start reporting in accordance with SOP 90-7. Under fresh-start reporting, a new entity was deemed to have been created for financial reporting purposes and the recorded amounts of assets and liabilities were adjusted to reflect their estimated fair values.

As a result of the adoption of fresh-start reporting, the Reorganized Company’s post-emergence financial statements are generally not comparable with the financial statements of the Predecessor Company prior to its emergence from bankruptcy, including the historical financial statements included in this annual report. Due to the adoption of fresh-start reporting, the Predecessor and Reorganized Company financial statements are prepared on different bases. See Note 10 for a condensed balance sheet which shows the impact of fresh-start accounting at May 20, 2005.

Under the terms of the Plan, any of the Reorganized Company’s Senior Secured Notes, cash, common stock or Class A Warrants issued to the Plan’s disbursing agent and not distributed as of May 20, 2006, reverted to the Reorganized Company. Undistributed amounts included $1,038 in Senior Secured Notes, $414 in cash and 36,809 shares of TER Common Stock. Goodwill has been reduced by $1,442 and our Senior Secured Notes have been reduced by $1,038 to reflect this matter.

Use of Estimates—The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Cash and Cash Equivalents—We consider cash and all highly liquid investments with an original maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents.

Restricted Cash—Restricted cash represents a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Trump Indiana placed in an escrow account pending the payment and resolution of various liabilities relating to the sold entity.

Revenue Recognition and Allowance for Doubtful Accounts—The majority of our revenue is derived from gaming activities. As our gaming revenues are primarily generated from cash transactions, our revenues do not typically require the use of estimates. Gaming revenues represent the difference between amounts of gaming wins and losses. Revenues from hotel and other services are recognized at the time the related services are performed. We extend credit on a discretionary basis to certain qualified patrons. Our casino properties establish credit limits for approved casino customers following investigations of creditworthiness. We maintain an allowance for doubtful accounts based on a specific review of customer accounts as well as a review of the history of write-offs of returned markers. Management believes that the reserve recorded is reasonable; however, these estimates could change based on the actual collection experience with each returned marker.

Inventories—Inventories of provisions and supplies are carried at the lower of cost (weighted average) or market value.

 

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Property and Equipment—The carrying value of property and equipment acquired prior to May 20, 2005, is based on its allocation of reorganization value and is being depreciated on the straight-line method using rates based on the estimated remaining useful lives. Property and equipment acquired on or after May 20, 2005, is recorded at cost. Property and equipment is depreciated on the straight-line method using rates based on the estimated useful lives as follows:

 

Buildings and building improvements

   40 years

Furniture, fixtures and equipment

   3 – 10 years

Depreciation expense includes amortization of assets under capital lease obligations.

Capitalized Interest—We capitalize interest for associated borrowing costs of construction projects. Capitalization of interest ceases when the asset is substantially complete and ready for its intended use. Interest capitalized during the year ended December 31, 2006 was $1,215.

Impairment of Long-lived Assets—When events or circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of long-lived assets to be held and used might not be recoverable, the expected future undiscounted cash flows from the assets are estimated and compared with the carrying amount of the assets. If the sum of the estimated undiscounted cash flows was less than the carrying amount of the assets, an impairment loss would be recorded. The impairment loss would be measured on a location by location basis by comparing the fair value of the asset with its carrying amount. Long-lived assets that are held for disposal are reported at the lower of the assets’ carrying amount or fair value less costs related to the assets’ disposition.

Intangible Assets—We amortize intangible assets over their estimated useful lives. Our trademarks have indefinite lives and are subject to impairment testing at least annually.

Goodwill—Goodwill represents our reorganization value in excess of amounts allocable to identifiable assets. Goodwill is subject to impairment testing at least annually. Goodwill was allocated to our operating entities based primarily upon an independent appraisal.

Deferred Financing Costs—Financing costs, including underwriters’ discounts and direct transactional fees associated with the issuance of debt, are capitalized as deferred financing costs and are amortized to interest expense over the terms of the related debt.

Self-insurance Reserves—Self-insurance reserves represent the estimated amounts of uninsured claims related to employee health medical costs, workers’ compensation and personal injury claims that have occurred in the normal course of business. These reserves are established by management based upon specific review of open claims, with consideration of incurred but not reported claims as of the balance sheet date. The costs of the ultimate disposition of these claims may differ from these reserve amounts.

Promotional Allowances—The retail value of accommodations, food, beverage and other services provided to patrons without charge is included in revenues and deducted as promotional allowances. The estimated costs of providing such promotional allowances are included in gaming costs and expenses in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations and consist of the following:

 

     Reorganized Company   Predecessor Company
     Year Ended
December 31, 2006
   May 20, 2005
through
December 31, 2005
  January 1, 2005
through
May 19, 2005
   Year Ended
December 31, 2004

Rooms

   $ 26,950    $ 18,332   $ 11,479    $ 29,117

Food and beverage

     74,396      45,787     28,343      73,077

Other

     9,886      5,335     2,630      8,133
                          
   $ 111,232    $ 69,454   $ 42,452    $ 110,327
                          

 

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Cash discounts based upon a negotiated amount with each affected patron are recognized as promotional allowances on the date the related revenue is recorded. Cash-back program awards that are given to patrons based upon earning points for future awards are accrued as the patron earns the points. The amounts are recorded as promotional allowances in the statements of operations.

Advertising Expense—We expense advertising costs as they are incurred. Advertising expense was $14,038, $7,232, $4,378 and $11,937 for the year ended December 31, 2006, the period from May 20, 2005 through December 31, 2005, the period from January 1, 2005 through May 19, 2005 and the year ended December 31, 2004, respectively.

Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities—We account for derivative instruments and hedging activities under Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (“SFAS”) No. 133, “Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities,” and SFAS No. 138, “Accounting for Certain Derivatives Instruments and Certain Hedging Activities—an Amendment of FASB Statement No. 133.” We recognize derivatives on the balance sheet at fair value.

We currently have no outstanding interest rate swaps. From time to time, we enter into interest rate swap agreements to change the proportion of fixed to variable rate debt within parameters established by management. In accordance with these parameters, the agreements are used to manage interest rate risks and cost inherent in our debt portfolio.

Income Taxes—The provision for income taxes included in the respective statements of operations of TER and TER Holdings differs because of the tax status of these entities. TER Holdings’ provision for income taxes includes only state income tax provisions and balances because of its status as a partnership for federal tax purposes.

Minority Interests—TER reports Mr. Trump’s direct and indirect 23.5% limited partnership interest in TER Holdings and other parties’ interests in its less than 100%-owned, consolidated subsidiaries as minority interests. Minority interests are adjusted by the proportionate share of the less than 100%-owned subsidiaries’ earnings (losses) and partner distributions to the minority interest holders.

Stock-based Compensation—Effective May 20, 2005, we adopted SFAS No. 123 (revised 2004), “Share-Based Payment” (“SFAS 123R”). SFAS 123R requires the fair value of equity awards for new awards and previously granted awards that are not yet fully vested on the adoption date to be recognized in the financial statements. Compensation expense is recognized on a straight-line basis over the vesting period.

Our Predecessor Company followed the provisions of Accounting Principles Board (“APB”) Opinion No. 25, “Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees” (“APB 25”) and related interpretations in accounting for its stock-based compensation awards. Under APB 25, no compensation expense was reflected in net income as all stock options granted had an exercise price equal to the market value of the underlying common stock on the date of grant.

Reclassifications—Certain reclassifications have been made to the prior years’ financial statements to conform to the current year presentation.

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements—In September 2006, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued SFAS No. 157, “Fair Value Measurements,” (“SFAS 157”). SFAS 157 defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value in generally accepted accounting principles, and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. The provisions of this standard apply to other accounting pronouncements that require or permit fair value measurements. The provisions of SFAS 157 are effective for our fiscal year beginning January 1, 2008. We are currently evaluating the impact, if any, of the provisions of SFAS 157.

 

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In September 2006, the SEC issued Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 108 “Considering the Effects of Prior Year Misstatements in Current Year Financial Statements” (“SAB 108”). SAB 108 provides interpretive guidance on how the effects of the carryover or reversal of prior year misstatements should be considered when quantifying a current year misstatement. The provisions of SAB 108 were effective for our fiscal year ended December 31, 2006 and did not have an effect on our consolidated financial statements.

In June 2006, the FASB issued Interpretation No. 48 (“FIN 48”), “Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes,” which clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in the financial statements in accordance with FASB Statement No. 109, “Accounting for Income Taxes.” FIN 48 provides guidance on the financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. FIN 48 also provides guidance on classification, interest and penalties, accounting in interim periods, disclosures, and transition. FIN 48 is effective for our fiscal year beginning January 1, 2007. We do not expect that the adoption of FIN 48 will have a material effect on our consolidated financial statements.

 

(3) Property and Equipment

Property and equipment consists of the following:

 

     December 31,  
     2006     2005  

Land and land improvements

   $ 467,069     $ 463,239  

Building and building improvements

     972,314       927,959  

Furniture fixtures and equipment

     155,532       101,105  

Construction in progress

     43,073       7,254  
                
     1,637,988       1,499,557  

Less accumulated depreciation and amortization

     (102,136 )     (36,415 )
                

Net property and equipment

   $ 1,535,852     $ 1,463,142  
                

 

(4) Intangible Assets and Goodwill

Intangible assets consist of the following:

 

    As of December 31, 2006   As of December 31, 2005
    Gross
Carrying
Amount
  Accumulated
Amortization
    Net
Carrying
Amount
  Gross
Carrying
Amount
  Accumulated
Amortization
    Net
Carrying
Amount

Indefinite-lived intangible assets:

           

Trademarks

  $ 197,000     $ 197,000   $ 197,000     $ 197,000

Other intangible assets:

           

Leasehold interests (weighted average useful life—1.6 years)

  $ 517   $ (479 )   $ 38   $ 517   $ (292 )   $ 225

Customer relationships (weighted average useful life—7 years)

    10,000     (2,308 )     7,692     10,000     (880 )     9,120
                                       

Total other intangible assets

  $ 10,517   $ (2,787 )   $ 7,730   $ 10,517   $ (1,172 )   $ 9,345
                                       

These intangible assets were recorded at May 20, 2005, as a part of our fresh-start reporting, see Note 10. We recorded amortization expense of $1,615 for the year ended December 31, 2006 and $1,172 for the period from May 20, 2005 through December 31, 2005.

 

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Future amortization expense of our amortizable intangible assets for each of the years ended December 31, is as follows:

 

2007

   $ 1,436

2008

     1,436

2009

     1,436

2010

     1,436

2011

     1,436

Thereafter

     550

A rollforward of goodwill for the period from May 20, 2005 to December 31, 2006 is as follows:

 

    TER     TER
Holdings
 

Balance, May 20, 2005

  $ 372,932     $ 274,176  

Adjustment to pre-acquisition contingencies

    (20,000 )     (20,000 )

Adjustment to reflect sale of Trump Indiana

    (104,029 )     (104,029 )

Charge in lieu of income taxes

    (8,687 )     (8,687 )

Other

    (2,171 )     (2,171 )
               

Balance, December 31, 2005

    238,045       139,289  

Undistributed amounts in connection with Predecessor Company’s reorganization plan

    (1,442 )     (1,442 )

Reduction in Trump Indiana income tax accrual

    (8,193 )     (8,193 )

Charge in lieu of income taxes

    (1,930 )     (630 )
               

Balance, December 31, 2006

  $ 226,480     $ 129,024  
               

The difference in goodwill between TER Holdings and TER is primarily related to the recognition of an additional federal deferred tax liability due to TER’s status as a corporation.

 

(5) Long-term Debt

Long-term debt consists of the following:

 

     December 31,  
     2006     2005  

Long-term debt:

    

Senior Secured Credit Facility:

    

Senior Secured Line of Credit, expires May 20, 2010, interest payable at least quarterly at either LIBOR or prime plus a margin

   $ —       $ —    

Term Loan, matures May 20, 2012, interest and principal payments due quarterly at either LIBOR and/or prime plus a margin (7.87% at December 31, 2006)

     147,750       149,250  
                
     147,750       149,250  

Senior Secured Notes, due June 1, 2015, interest payable semi-annually at 8.5%, interest payments due June 1 and December 1

     1,248,962       1,250,000  

Other:

    

Capitalized lease obligations, payments due at various dates from 2007 through 2009, secured by slot and other equipment, interest at 4.3% to 20.0%

     10,721       38,709  
                

Total long-term debt

     1,407,433       1,437,959  
                

Less: current maturities

     (11,263 )     (30,007 )
                

Long-term debt, net of current maturities

   $ 1,396,170     $ 1,407,952  
                

 

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Senior Secured Credit Facility—On May 20, 2005, TER and TER Holdings entered into an agreement for a $500,000 senior secured credit facility, as amended, (the “Credit Facility”) with a group of lenders. Pursuant to the Credit Facility, the lenders have agreed to provide TER Holdings (i) a revolving credit facility in the amount of $200,000, (ii) a single-draw term loan facility in the amount of $150,000, which was drawn on the Effective Date, and (iii) a delayed draw term loan facility in the amount of $150,000, which may be drawn in multiple borrowings through May 20, 2007. The Credit Facility also includes a sub-facility for letters of credit in an amount of up to $70,000. At December 31, 2006, we have outstanding letters of credit of $2,483 under the Credit Facility.

Some of the proceeds from the term loans were utilized to pay off amounts outstanding under the debtor-in-possession financing, which occurred on the Effective Date and the remaining proceeds may be used to (i) fund the construction of a new tower at the Trump Taj Mahal, (ii) pay fees and expenses in connection with our restructuring, and (iii) provide for ongoing working capital and general corporate needs; provided that $150,000 of the term loan is restricted to fund construction of the new tower at the Trump Taj Mahal. The revolving portion of the Credit Facility may be used to fund ongoing working capital requirements of TER Holdings and its subsidiaries and other general corporate purposes. The revolving credit facility matures on May 20, 2010. The term loan matures on May 20, 2012, and must be repaid during the final year of such loans in equal quarterly amounts, subject to amortization of approximately 1.0% per year prior to the final year.

Borrowings under the Credit Facility are secured by a first priority security interest on substantially all the assets of TER Holdings and its subsidiaries. TER Holdings’ obligations under the Credit Facility are guaranteed by TER and each of its direct and indirect subsidiaries except TER Keystone. We and our subsidiaries are subject to a number of affirmative and negative covenants and must comply with certain financial covenants including maintenance of a leverage ratio of 8.75 to 1, a first lien coverage ratio of 2.25 to 1 and an interest coverage ratio of 1.35 to 1. The Credit Facility restricts our ability to make certain distributions or pay dividends. At December 31, 2006, we were in compliance with the covenants.

Senior Secured Notes—On the Effective Date, TER Holdings and its wholly owned finance subsidiary, Trump Entertainment Resorts Funding, Inc. (“TER Funding”), issued $1,250,000 of Senior Secured Notes (“Senior Notes”). These Senior Notes were used to pay distributions under the Plan. The Senior Notes due June 1, 2015, bear interest at 8.5% per annum. $1,038 of the Senior Secured Notes were returned to us under the terms of the Predecessor Company’s Bankruptcy Plan and retired during 2006.

$730,000 of the aggregate principal amount of the Senior Notes is nonrecourse to the issuers and to the partners of TER Holdings (the “Qualified Portion”). $520,000 of the aggregate principal amount of the Senior Notes is recourse to the issuers and to TER, in its capacity as general partner of TER Holdings (the “Non-Qualified Portion”).

The Non-Qualified Portion and Qualified Portion are recalculated on a periodic basis no less frequently than annually based on certain tax considerations, provided that in no event will the Qualified Portion exceed $730,000 in aggregate principal amount of Senior Notes.

TER Holdings and TER Funding are co-issuers of the Senior Notes. All other subsidiaries of TER Holdings, except TER Keystone (the “Guarantors”), are guarantors of the Senior Notes on a joint and several basis.

The Senior Notes are senior obligations of the issuers and are guaranteed on a senior basis by the Guarantors and rank senior in right of payment to the issuers’ and Guarantors’ future subordinated indebtedness. The Senior Notes are secured by substantially all of our real property and incidental personal property, subject to liens securing amounts borrowed under the Credit Facility and certain permitted prior liens. Because amounts borrowed under the Credit Facility are secured by substantially all the assets of the issuers and the Guarantors on a priority basis, the Senior Notes are effectively subordinated to amounts borrowed under the Credit Facility.

 

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The issuers and Guarantors of the Senior Notes are subject to certain covenants under the indenture governing the Senior Notes. Under these covenants, TER Holdings and its guarantor subsidiaries are subject to limitations on the incurrence of additional indebtedness and payment of dividends. In addition, the ability of Trump Taj Mahal, Trump Plaza or Trump Marina to make payments to TER may be restricted by the New Jersey Casino Control Commission (the “CCC”).

Mortgage Notes (Predecessor Company)—Prior to the filing of the Chapter 11 petition, we and certain of our subsidiaries had issued first and second mortgage notes (“Mortgage Notes”). On May 20, 2005, these Mortgage Notes were cancelled as a result of the reorganization described in Note 2. Upon consummation of the Plan, the Mortgage Notes were exchanged for cash, Senior Notes and TER Common Stock (subject to an election mechanism whereby holders of such notes could maximize the Senior Notes or TER Common Stock received by such holders). Holders of first Mortgage Notes were also entitled to receive the proceeds of the exercise of Class A Warrants issued on the Effective Date, or, to the extent Class A Warrants are not exercised, the shares of TER Common Stock reserved for issuance upon exercise of such warrants, as well as other consideration pursuant to the Plan. The difference between the carrying value of the Mortgage Notes and the value received in exchange has been recorded as an extraordinary gain in the Predecessor Company’s statement of operations for the period January 1, 2005 through May 19, 2005.

Long-term debt and capital lease obligations mature as follows:

 

Year Ended December 31,

   Long-term
debt
   Capital lease
obligations
    Total  

2007

   $ 1,500    $ 10,227     $ 11,727  

2008

     1,500      958       2,458  

2009

     1,500      21       1,521  

2010

     1,500      —         1,500  

2011

     1,500      —         1,500  

Thereafter

     1,389,212      —         1,389,212  
                       

Total

     1,396,712      11,206       1,407,918  

Less: amount representing interest

     —        (485 )     (485 )
                       

Total

   $ 1,396,712    $ 10,721     $ 1,407,433  
                       

 

(6) Income Taxes

Our income tax provision (benefit) attributable to continuing operations and discontinued operations is as follows:

 

     Reorganized Company   Predecessor Company
     Year Ended
December 31,
2006
     May 20, 2005
through
December 31, 2005
  January 1, 2005
through
May 19, 2005
   Year Ended
December 31,
2004

Continuing operations

   $ 6,451      $ 11,421   $ 2,074    $ 5,697

Discontinued operations

     (56 )      2,839     24,211      21,858
                            
   $ 6,395      $ 14,260   $ 26,285    $ 27,555
                            

 

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The income tax provision attributable to income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes is as follows:

 

     Reorganized Company   Predecessor Company
     Year Ended
December 31,
2006
   May 20, 2005
through
December 31, 2005
  January 1, 2005
through
May 19, 2005
   Year Ended
December 31,
2004

Current—federal

   $ —      $ —     $ —      $ —  

Deferred—federal

     —        —       —        —  
                          

Provision for federal income taxes

     —        —       —        —  
                          

Current—state

     4,521      2,734     2,074      5,697

Deferred—state

     —        —       —        —  
                          

Provision for state income taxes

     4,521      2,734     2,074      5,697
                          

Non-cash charge in lieu of taxes

     1,930      8,687     —        —  
                          
   $ 6,451    $ 11,421   $ 2,074    $ 5,697
                          

Our current federal income tax provision reflects the utilization of net operating loss carryforwards and our deferred income tax provision reflects the impact of changes to the valuation allowances. The non-cash charge in lieu of taxes represents the utilization of pre-reorganization tax benefits that are reflected as a reduction to goodwill. The difference between TER’s and TER Holdings’ tax provision is due to a federal non-cash charge-in-lieu of taxes of $1,300 because of TER’s status as a corporation for federal income taxes.

A reconciliation of our federal income tax at the federal statutory rate to our income tax provision from continuing operations is as follows:

 

     Reorganized Company     Predecessor Company  
      Year Ended
December 31,
2006
     May 20, 2005
through
December 31, 2005
    January 1, 2005
through
May 19, 2005
    Year Ended
December 31,
2004
 

Federal statutory rate

   $ (6,382 )    $ (12,090 )   $ (12,328 )   $ (69,325 )

State taxes, net of federal benefit

     2,939        1,777       1,348       3,703  

Permanent differences, net

     1,170        14,051       12,583       8,344  

Non-cash charge-in-lieu of income taxes

     1,930        8,687       —         —    

Valuation allowance

     6,794        (1,123 )     414       62,975  

Other, net

     —          119       57       —    
                                 
   $ 6,451      $ 11,421     $ 2,074     $ 5,697  
                                 

 

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The tax effects of significant temporary differences representing deferred tax assets and liabilities, subject to valuation allowances are as follows:

 

     TER     TER
Holdings
 
     December 31,     December 31,  
     2006     2005     2006     2005  

Deferred tax assets:

        

Accruals and prepayments

   $ 58,745     $ 68,680     $ 15,620     $ 18,081  

NOL carryforwards

     75,817       74,798       35,225       41,328  
                                
     134,562       143,478       50,845       59,409  

Less: Valuation allowance

     (90,815 )     (132,858 )     (41,455 )     (56,544 )
                                
     43,747       10,620       9,390       2,865  
                                

Deferred tax liabilities:

        

Basis differences on property and equipment, net

     (117,501 )     (83,836 )     (29,283 )     (22,614 )

Trademarks and other

     (68,309 )     (68,847 )     (18,427 )     (18,571 )
                                
     (185,810 )     (152,683 )     (47,710 )     (41,185 )
                                

Net deferred income tax liability

   $ (142,063 )   $ (142,063 )   $ (38,320 )   $ (38,320 )
                                

Net Operating Loss Carryforwards

Utilization of Predecessor Company federal net operating loss carryforwards (“NOLs”) available to the Reorganized Company is limited pursuant to Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code. As of December 31, 2006, we have federal NOLs of approximately $143,100 available to offset future taxable income of which approximately $60,300 are limited to approximately $6,300 annually for five years and approximately $2,000 annually thereafter. The federal NOLs expire from 2011 through 2026.

Under the New Jersey Casino Control Act, Trump Taj Mahal, Trump Plaza and Trump Marina are required to file New Jersey corporation business tax returns. As of December 31, 2006, Trump Taj Mahal, Trump Plaza and, Trump Marina had NOLs of approximately $39,500, $250,900 and $100,900, respectively, for New Jersey state income tax purposes. The New Jersey state NOLs expire from 2007 through 2013.

Predecessor Company net operating losses utilized to offset taxable income of the Reorganized Company will be recorded in our provision for income taxes as a non-cash charge in lieu of taxes and as a reduction to goodwill, if available, and additional paid-in-capital to the extent goodwill would be reduced to zero.

Federal and State Income Tax Audits

Certain of our subsidiaries are currently involved in examinations with the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) concerning their federal partnership income tax returns for the tax years 2002 through 2004. While any adjustments resulting from this examination could affect their specific state income tax returns, we do not believe that adjustments, if any, will have a material adverse effect on their financial condition or results of operations.

At December 31, 2006, we have accrued $4,700 to reflect Trump Indiana’s expected federal and state income tax amounts due (including interest) related to Trump Indiana’s IRS audit for the years 1996 through 2004 and the impact on the period from January 1, 2005 through December 21, 2005, the date of the sale of Trump Indiana to Majestic Star Casino, LLC (“Majestic Star”). In accordance with the terms of the Stock Purchase Agreement with Majestic Star (the “Stock Purchase Agreement”), TER Holdings has retained the liability for expected federal and state income taxes (including interest) related to Trump Indiana, Inc. for the tax

 

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years 1995 through December 21, 2005. In June 2006, we reached a settlement with the IRS for the years 1995 through 1997. Based upon this settlement and additional discussions with the IRS, management reduced the estimated accrual by $8,193 for the years 1995 through 2005 and has reduced goodwill accordingly.

State income taxes for our New Jersey operations are computed under the alternative minimum assessment method. We believe our New Jersey partnerships are exempt from these taxes and, as such, have not remitted payments of the amounts provided. The New Jersey Division of Taxation has issued an assessment to collect the unpaid taxes for the tax years 2002 and 2003. At December 31, 2006, we have accrued $23,800 for taxes and interest relating to this alternative minimum tax assessment for 2002 and 2003, as well as the open years 2004 through 2006. We are currently in discussions with the New Jersey Division of Taxation regarding settlement of these assessments.

Tax Distributions

TER Holdings’ partnership agreement requires distributions to its partners, TER and Mr. Trump, sufficient in amount to cover all federal, state and local income taxes incident to their ownership of TER Holdings, including special allocations of income, gains, losses, deduct