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International Speedway Corporation Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal 2010

Thursday, October 07, 2010

International Speedway Corporation Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal 201007:00 EDT Thursday, October 07, 2010DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Speedway Corporation (Nasdaq Global Select Market: ISCA; OTC Bulletin Board: ISCB) ("ISC") today reported results for its fiscal third quarter ended August 31, 2010.(Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091005/FL87045LOGO )(Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091005/FL87045LOGO )"Increased contracted television and media rights continue to help mitigate ongoing recessionary headwinds that are impacting our attendance-related revenues," stated ISC Chief Executive Officer Lesa France Kennedy.  "Cost containment initiatives implemented over the last two years have also helped sustain our bottom line.  However, despite these positive factors, our third quarter results fell below the prior year period due to the challenging operating environment."Ms. France Kennedy continued, "To make the NASCAR experience accessible to all, even in these difficult economic times, we continue to promote and enhance our fan-friendly, value pricing ticket strategies across our operations.  These initiatives, launched over the last two NASCAR seasons, have been favorably received by our guests.  As our efforts gain broader attention in the marketplace, coupled with improvement in the economic landscape, we believe we will see an increase in ticket sales volume. We believe our current pricing levels are on target with demand and provide sufficient price points for all income levels.  We therefore expect to maintain these strategies into the 2011 season."A great example of these strategies in action is our Michigan International Speedway, where we re-priced the entire facility for the two NASCAR weekends hosted there during the third quarter.  The region is one of the most economically challenged in the country; however the re-pricing strategy contributed to maintaining attendance levels year-over-year.  While the value pricing contributed significantly to the quarter's Sprint Cup weighted average ticket price decrease of approximately 11 percent, we consider keeping our customers engaged in attending live NASCAR events of paramount importance. "To create a leaner and more responsive organization, we recently announced a Company-wide initiative to further reduce direct annual operating expenses, beginning in 2011, by an additional $20 million to $30 million.  To meet this aggressive target, which we have begun in earnest, we are streamlining corporate services, optimizing event and ancillary business models and improving processes across the organization.  Our commitment to this initiative is firm and will result in sustainable reduction in costs that will continue to enhance our ability to grow bottom line results with economic improvement and its related impact on ticket sales.  We are fully committed to accomplishing our goals while continuing to provide the very best in fan and competitor safety to complement the first class consumer and corporate guest experience at our events."  Third Quarter ComparisonTotal revenues for the third quarter were $160.2 million, compared to revenues of $172.9 million in the prior-year period.  Operating income increased to $21.6 million during the period compared to $15.6 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2009.  In addition to the macroeconomic challenges, quarter-over-quarter comparability was impacted by:An IZOD IndyCar series event held at Richmond International Raceway in the third quarter of fiscal 2009 was not held in the third quarter of fiscal 2010.A NASCAR Camping World Truck series event was held at Darlington Raceway in the third quarter of fiscal 2010 that was not held in fiscal 2009.The impairment of long-lived assets, during the three months ended August 31, 2010, of approximately $0.4 million is attributable to the removal of certain long-lived assets located at our motorsports facilities.  During the third quarter of fiscal 2009, the Company recorded a $13.7 million, or $0.17 per diluted share after-tax, impairment charge of long-lived assets.  Approximately $13.0 million, or $0.16 per diluted share after tax, was associated with the Company adjusting the then current carrying value of its Staten Island property to a fair market value based.During the third quarter of fiscal 2010, the Company recognized approximately $14.1 million or $0.17 per diluted share after tax, in expenses related to an interest rate swap for which there were no comparable expense in the same period in the prior year.  These expenses were recorded in interest expense in the consolidated statement of operations.During the third quarter of fiscal 2010, the Company recognized a $0.1 million charge for equity in net loss from equity investments related to certain start up costs associated with its Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway.  The three months ended August 31, 2009, included a $3.2 million, or $0.07 per diluted share after tax, charge for equity in net loss from equity investments related to Motorsports Authentics ("MA").  The Company did not recognize net income or loss from operations of MA during the three months ended August 31, 2010.  As a result of the definitive settlement agreement the Company reached last year with the Internal Revenue Service ("Service") and based on favorable settlements and ongoing discussions with certain states, ISC, in fiscal third quarter 2010, de-recognized potential interest and penalties totaling approximately $0.2 million.  These de-recognition of interest and penalties were recognized as a reduction in income tax expense in its consolidated statement of operations.  Net income for the third quarter was $3.6 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to net income of $4.4 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, in the prior year.  Excluding the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway ? equity in net loss from equity investment; impairments of certain other long-lived assets; the amortization of and settlements related to an interest rate swap; and the de-recognition of interest and penalties related to the previously discussed state tax settlements, non-GAAP (defined below) net income for the third quarter of 2010 was $12.3 million, or $0.25 per diluted share.  Non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2009 was $15.9 million, or $0.33 per diluted share.  Year-to-Date ComparisonFor the nine months ended August 31, 2010, total revenues were $454.4 million, compared to $491.4 million in 2009.  Operating income for the nine-month period was $82.6 million compared to $97.3 million in the prior year.  Year-over-year comparability was impacted by:An IZOD IndyCar series event held at Richmond in the third quarter of fiscal 2009 was not held in fiscal 2010.A NASCAR Camping World Truck series event was held at Darlington in the third quarter of fiscal 2010 that was not held in fiscal 2009.A NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event held at Auto Club Speedway in the first quarter of fiscal 2009 was not held in fiscal 2010.A Grand American series event was held at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the second quarter of fiscal 2010 that was previously held in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009.Accelerated depreciation charges for the nine months ended August 31, 2009, of $1.0 million, or $0.01 per diluted share after tax, associated with the Daytona Development project.The impairment of long-lived assets, during the nine months ended August 31, 2010, of approximately $1.1 million, or $0.01 per diluted share after tax, is attributable to the removal of certain long-lived assets located at our motorsports facilities.  During the nine months ended August 31, 2009, the Company recorded a $13.8 million, or $0.17 per diluted share after-tax, impairment charge of long-lived assets substantially related to the aforementioned 2009 fiscal third quarter Staten Island property carrying value adjustment.  For the nine months ended August 31, 2010, the Company recognized approximately $16.6 million or $0.21 per diluted share after tax, in expenses related to an interest rate swap for which there were no comparable expense in the same period in the prior year.  These expenses were recorded in interest expense in the consolidated statement of operations.For the nine months ended August 31, 2010, the Company recognized a $1.6 million, or $0.02 per diluted share after tax, charge for equity in net loss from equity investments related to certain start up costs associated with its Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway.  The nine months ended August 31, 2009, included a $62.2 million, or $1.28 per diluted share after tax, charge for equity in net loss that included an impairment recognized in the second quarter of 2009, related to MA.  The Company did not recognize net income or loss from operations of MA during the nine months ended August 31, 2010.  The nine months ended August 31, 2009 include interest income, net of tax, recorded as a reduction of income tax expense of approximately $8.9 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, for interest earned on the deposited funds which were ultimately returned to the Company as a result of the definitive settlement agreement entered into with the Service in connection with the previously disclosed federal income tax examination for its 1999 through 2005 fiscal years.As a result of the aforementioned definitive settlement agreement the Company reached last year with the Service and based on favorable settlements and ongoing discussions with certain states, for the nine months ended August 31, 2010, the Company de-recognized potential interest and penalties totaling approximately $6.3 million or $0.13 per diluted share after tax.  The de-recognition of interest and penalties was recognized as a reduction in income tax expense in its consolidated statement of operations.  Net income for the nine months ended August 31, 2010, was $39.3 million, or $0.82 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $2.2 million, or $0.04 per diluted share in 2009.  Excluding discontinued operations; the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway ? equity in net loss from equity investment; impairments of certain other long-lived assets; the amortization of and settlements related to an interest rate swap; and the de-recognition of interest and penalties related to the previously discussed state tax settlements, non-GAAP (defined below) net income for the for the nine months ended August 31, 2010, was $44.7 million, or $0.93 per diluted share.  This is compared to non-GAAP net income for the first nine months of 2009 of $60.1 million, or $1.24 per diluted share.GAAP to Non-GAAP ReconciliationThe following financial information is presented below using other than U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("non-GAAP"), and is reconciled to comparable information presented using GAAP.  Non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share below are derived by adjusting amounts determined in accordance with GAAP for certain items presented in the accompanying selected operating statement data, net of taxes.The adjustments for 2009 relate to a charge for Motorsports Authentics ? equity in net loss from equity investment; accelerated depreciation for certain office and related buildings in Daytona Beach; impairments of certain other long-lived asset; and interest income related to the Settlement with the Service.The adjustments for 2010 relate to the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway ? equity in net loss from equity investment; impairments of certain other long-lived assets; amortization of and settlements related to an interest rate swap; and the de-recognition of interest and penalties related to the previously discussed state tax settlements.The Company believes such non-GAAP information is meaningful and is used by investors and ISC to assess core operations, which consist of the ongoing promotion of racing events at its major motorsports entertainment facilities.  Such non-GAAP information identifies and separately displays the equity investment earnings and losses and adjusts for items that are not considered to be reflective of the Company's continuing core operations at its motorsports entertainment facilities.  The Company believes that such non-GAAP information improves the comparability of the operating results and provides a better understanding of the performance of its core operations for the periods presented.  The Company uses this non-GAAP information to analyze the current performance and trends and make decisions regarding future ongoing operations.  This non-GAAP financial information may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other entities and should not be considered as an alternative to operating income, net income or diluted earnings per share, which are determined in accordance with GAAP.  The presentation of this non-GAAP financial information is not intended to be considered independent of or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP.  Management uses both GAAP and non-GAAP information in evaluating and operating the business and as such deemed it important to provide such information to investors.(In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts)(Unaudited)Three Months EndedNine Months EndedAugust 31, 2009August 31, 2010August 31, 2009August 31, 2010Net income (loss) $                      4,413$                    3,609$               (2,181)$              39,311Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax43-13047Income (loss) from continuing operations4,4563,609(2,051)39,358Equity in net loss from equity investments, net of tax3,2395162,152990Consolidated income from continuing operations excluding   equity in net loss from equity investments7,6953,66060,10140,348Adjustments, net of tax:Additional depreciation--638-Impairment of long-lived assets8,2292428,281643Recognition of interest rate swap expense-8,529-10,053Interest income from IRS Settlement--(8,923)-State tax settlements-(175)-(6,338)Non-GAAP net income$                    15,924$                  12,256$              60,097$              44,706Per share data:Diluted earnings (loss) per share$                        0.09$                      0.08$                 (0.04)$                  0.82Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax----Income (loss) from continuing operations0.090.08(0.04)0.82Equity in net loss from equity investments, net of tax0.070.001.280.02Consolidated income from continuing operations excluding   equity in net loss from equity investments0.160.081.240.84Adjustments, net of tax:Additional depreciation--0.01-Impairment of long-lived assets0.170.000.170.01Recognition of interest rate swap expense-0.17-0.21Interest income from IRS Settlement--(0.18)-State tax settlements-0.00-(0.13)Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share$                        0.33$                      0.25$                  1.24$                  0.93Major EventsFiscal Third Quarter EventsFacilityDatesMajor Event HostedWatkins Glen InternationalJune 5-6Grand-Am Rolex Sports CarMichigan International SpeedwayJune 11-13NASCAR Sprint Cup; NASCAR Camping World Truck; and ARCA RE/MAX Daytona International SpeedwayJuly 2-4NASCAR Sprint Cup; NASCAR Nationwide; and Grand-Am Rolex Sports CarWatkins Glen InternationalJuly 4IZOD IndyCarChicagoland SpeedwayJuly 9-11NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR NationwideWatkins Glen InternationalAugust 6-8NASCAR Sprint Cup; NASCAR Nationwide; and Grand-Am Rolex Sports CarMichigan International SpeedwayAugust 13-15NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR NationwideDarlington RacewayAugust 14NASCAR Camping World TruckChicagoland SpeedwayAugust 27-29IZOD IndyCar and NASCAR Camping World TruckCircuit Gilles Villeneuve, MontrealAugust 27-29NASCAR Nationwide and Grand-Am Rolex Sports CarFiscal Fourth Quarter EventsFacilityDatesMajor Event HostedRichmond International RacewaySeptember 10-12NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR NationwideKansas SpeedwayOctober 1-3NASCAR Sprint Cup; NASCAR Nationwide; and ARCA RE/MAX Homestead-Miami SpeedwayOctober 2IZOD IndyCarAuto Club Speedway October 8-10NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR NationwideMartinsville SpeedwayOctober 22-24NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR Camping World TruckTalladega SuperspeedwayOctober 29-31NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR Camping World TruckPhoenix International RacewayNovember 12-14NASCAR Sprint Cup; NASCAR Nationwide; and NASCAR Camping World TruckHomestead-Miami SpeedwayNovember 19-21NASCAR Sprint Cup; NASCAR Nationwide; and NASCAR Camping World TruckFrom a marketing partnership perspective, the Company has agreements in place for substantially all of its gross marketing partnership revenue target for fiscal 2010.  In addition, ISC has sold all of its available 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide series, as well as IZOD IndyCar series event entitlements.  For 2011, the Company has six of its 21 Sprint Cup Series event entitlements either open or not announced and six of its 15 NASCAR Nationwide Series event entitlements either open or not announced."Our corporate marketing partnership group continues to enjoy high levels of interest and activity," stated Ms. France Kennedy.  "We believe this is indicative of the importance of NASCAR in the overall marketing programs of our corporate partners.  While the duration of new corporate partnership agreements is still under pressure, on average, we are seeing signs of price stabilization." External Growth, Financing-Related and Other Initiatives Hollywood Casino at Kansas SpeedwayThe initial phase of the Hollywood-themed and branded entertainment destination facility, including certain changes to the scope and mix of gaming operations and amenities approved by the Kansas Lottery Commission in August 2010, features an 82,000 square foot casino with 2,000 slot machines and 52 table games, a 1,253 space parking structure as well as a sports-themed bar, dining and entertainment options.  Kansas Entertainment, LLC, the Company's 50/50 joint venture with Penn National Gaming, Inc., anticipates funding the initial phase of the development with a mix of equity contributions from each partner as well third party financing, preferably on a project secured non-recourse basis.  The Company currently estimates that its share of capitalized development costs for the project, excluding its contribution of the land, will be approximately $155.0 million. In addition, the Company expects to continue to incur certain other start up and related costs through opening in the first half of 2012, a number of which will be expensed through equity in net loss from equity investments.  Staten Island In connection with ISC's efforts to sell its Staten Island property, on September 2, 2010, the Company executed a second amendment to the purchase and sale agreement which provided an extension to KB Holdings to close the transaction on or before November 30, 2010. Under the terms of that extension, the purchase price to be paid by KB Holdings is $88.0 million consisting of $33.6 million in non-refundable cash deposits to be received at or prior to closing and $54.4 million in the form of a promissory note payable on or before August 31, 2011.  The promissory note will have a market-based interest rate and be secured by a first priority security interest in the outstanding equity membership interests of 380 Development, LLC.   While the Company remains optimistic, there can be no assurance that KB Holdings will proceed to closing.LiquidityThe Company's current $300 million revolving credit facility is scheduled to mature in June 2011.  ISC is working with its lenders regarding entering into a new revolving credit facility agreement and anticipates having a new facility with similar tenor and capacity in place no later than the end of the 2011 first fiscal quarter.In June 2008, in anticipation of refinancing the $150 million Senior Notes maturing in April 2009, the Company entered into an interest rate swap for a notional amount of $150 million with a maturity of February 2009.  The 2008 financial crisis and resulting credit market collapse led ISC to amend the original swap and extend it to February 2011.  Since then, the Company has monitored credit markets for attractive refinancing opportunities.  During the third quarter, with the Federal Reserve Bank indicating that it would embark on a policy of quantitative easing to stimulate economic growth, ISC made the decision to start unwinding the swap position and unwound $70 million of the total $150 million notional amount of the interest rate swap through August 31, 2010, settling the related liability for $17.9 million.  Subsequent to the quarter, the Company unwound an additional $20 million notional amount at a settlement cost of $5.4 million.At this time, the forecasted amount of a refinancing transaction has been reduced from $150 million to $100 million.  As a result of the above transactions through August 31, 2010 and the re-forecasted refinancing, the Company recognized approximately $14.1 and $16.6 million in interest expense in the consolidated statement of operations during the three and nine months ended August 31, 2010, respectively, attributable to the interest rate swap.  The remaining notional amount of the interest rate swap had an estimated fair value of a liability totaling approximately $22.6 million at August 31, 2010, and is recognized in other current liabilities in ISC's consolidated financial statements.  At August 31, 2010, the Company had deferred $19.6 million or $11.9 million, net of tax, related to the interest rate swap in other comprehensive income on its consolidated balance sheet.  ISC expects, based on current assumptions of future debt issuance in the range of $100 million, to recognize in interest expense in its consolidated statement of operations approximately $2.1 million of this deferred balance over the next 12 months.  Capital SpendingFor the three months ended August 31, 2010, ISC spent $23.6 million on capital expenditures, which includes $21.3 million for projects at its existing facilities.  The remaining $2.3 million is primarily related to additional capitalized spending for the Staten Island property. At August 31, 2010, the Company had approximately $55.0 million remaining in capital projects currently approved for its existing facilities. These projects include the track repaving and parking improvements at Daytona; grandstand seating enhancements and infield improvements at Michigan; grandstand seating enhancements at Talladega; installation of track lighting and track enhancements at Kansas;  and a variety of other improvements and renovations to our facilities that enable us to effectively compete with other sports venues for consumer and corporate spending.As a result of these currently approved projects and anticipated additional approvals in fiscal 2010, the Company expects its total fiscal 2010 capital expenditures will be approximately $85.0 million to $95.0 million which includes approximately $70.0 million to $80.0 million of capital expenditures at its existing facilities, depending on the timing of certain projects.  ISC reviews the capital expenditure program periodically and modifies it as required to meet current business needs.Share Repurchase ProgramThere were no purchases of ISC's Class A common shares pursuant to the Stock Purchase Plan during its fiscal third quarter 2010. Since inception of the Stock Purchase Plan through August 31, 2010, the Company has purchased 5.1 million shares of its Class A common shares, for a total of approximately $218.0 million.  At the end of its fiscal third quarter 2010 the Company had approximately $32.0 million remaining repurchase authority under the current Plan.  ISC continues to consider its share repurchase program an important component of its long-term capital allocation strategy.  As the operating environment continues to show improvement, the Company, on a quarterly basis and pursuant to the trading plan under Rule10b5-1, will review and adjust, if necessary, the parameters of its Stock Purchase Plan.Fiscal 2010 Financial OutlookThe Company reiterates its 2010 total revenue guidance range of $650.0 million to $660.0 million.  In addition, the Company is maintaining its fiscal 2010 full year non-GAAP earnings range of $1.50 to $1.60 per diluted share after-tax.  ISC is more comfortable at the low end of the revenue and earnings ranges.  The non-GAAP earnings per share estimates exclude the operating results from ISC's equity investments in Motorsports Authentics and Kansas Entertainment; any future loss on impairment of long-lived assets which could be recorded as part of capital improvements resulting in removal of assets not fully depreciated; gain or loss on the sale of its Staten Island property or any unanticipated further impairment of the property; the de-recognition of interest and penalties related to the state tax settlements in income tax expense; any settlement charges and amortization related to its interest rate swap recorded in interest expense, or any charges ultimately recorded in connection with contingent liabilities.  In closing, Ms. France Kennedy added, "Much has been written about our decision not to host IndyCar series events in 2011.  The decision was based on ISC's bottom line; it is our number one priority.  Ultimately, if something is not profitable, which is the case for us with the IndyCar series, or not aligned with our strategic plan, then we need to address it."All of the initiatives we have undertaken, from ticket pricing and capacity management to strategic organizational and structural changes to capital allocation decisions, are for the long-term betterment of ISC.  We will continue to strengthen our position as the leader in motorsports entertainment by focusing on the core business.  Our priorities are to maintain a strong financial position, improve our operating margins and continue a disciplined capital allocation strategy.  We feel strongly that as the consumer experiences an improved economic environment, ISC will benefit from their renewed confidence."Conference Call DetailsThe management of ISC will host a conference call today with investors at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time.  To participate, dial toll free (888) 694-4641 five to ten minutes prior to the scheduled start time and request to be connected to the ISC earnings call, ID number 11942277.  A live Webcast will also be available at that time on the Company's Web site, www.internationalspeedwaycorporation.com, under the "Investor Relations" section.A replay will be available two hours after the end of the call through midnight Thursday, October 21, 2010.  To access, dial toll free (800) 642-1687 and enter the code 11942277, or visit the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web site.International Speedway Corporation is a leading promoter of motorsports activities, currently promoting more than 100 racing events annually as well as numerous other motorsports-related activities.  The Company owns and/or operates 13 of the nation's major motorsports entertainment facilities, including Daytona International Speedway® in Florida (home of the DAYTONA 500®); Talladega Superspeedway® in Alabama; Michigan International Speedway® located outside Detroit; Richmond International Raceway® in Virginia; Auto Club Speedway of Southern CaliforniaSM near Los Angeles; Kansas Speedway® in Kansas City, Kansas; Phoenix International Raceway® in Arizona; Chicagoland Speedway® and Route 66 RacewaySM near Chicago, Illinois;  Homestead-Miami SpeedwaySM in Florida; Martinsville Speedway® in Virginia; Darlington Raceway® in South Carolina; and Watkins Glen International® in New York.  In addition, ISC promotes major motorsports activities in Montreal, Quebec, through its subsidiary, Stock-Car Montreal. The Company also owns and operates MRN® Radio, the nation's largest independent sports radio network; the DAYTONA 500 ExperienceSM, the "Ultimate Motorsports Attraction" in Daytona Beach, Florida, and official attraction of NASCAR®; and Americrown Service CorporationSM, a subsidiary that provides catering services, food and beverage concessions, and produces and markets motorsports-related merchandise.  In addition, ISC has an indirect 50 percent interest in Motorsports Authentics®, which markets and distributes motorsports-related merchandise licensed by certain competitors in NASCAR racing.  For more information, visit the Company's Web site at www.internationalspeedwaycorporation.com.  Statements made in this release that express the Company's or management's beliefs or expectations and which are not historical facts or which are applied prospectively are forward-looking statements. It is important to note that the Company's actual results could differ materially from those contained in or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company's results could be impacted by risk factors, including, but not limited to, weather surrounding racing events, government regulations, economic conditions, consumer and corporate spending, military actions, air travel and national or local catastrophic events. Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements is contained from time to time in the Company's SEC filings including, but not limited to, the 10-K and subsequent 10-Qs. Copies of those filings are available from the Company and the SEC. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be needed to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. The inclusion of any statement in this release does not constitute an admission by International Speedway or any other person that the events or circumstances described in such statement are material. (Tables Follow)Consolidated Statements of Operations(In Thousands, Except Share and Per Share Amounts)Three Months EndedNine Months EndedAugust 31, 2009August 31, 2010August 31, 2009August 31, 2010(Unaudited)REVENUES:     Admissions, net$                 52,354$                 42,518$               143,870$               116,750     Motorsports related105,965102,997301,407293,311     Food, beverage and merchandise 12,62511,78939,42636,156     Other1,9692,8906,7078,169172,913160,194491,410454,386EXPENSES:     Direct:          Prize and point fund monies and NASCAR sanction fees41,22839,607110,760107,683          Motorsports related49,19445,209110,256105,071          Food, beverage and merchandise8,8578,06927,58325,336     General and administrative 26,46226,42176,96676,913     Depreciation and amortization17,88818,91054,76855,694     Impairment of long-lived assets13,71640513,8011,061157,345138,621394,134371,758Operating income15,56821,57397,27682,628Interest income 23731932131Interest expense(3,793)(17,614)(15,572)(28,369)Equity in net loss from equity investments(3,239)(85)(62,152)(1,634)Other income97-430-Income from continuing operations before income taxes8,8703,90520,91452,756Income taxes4,41429622,96513,398Income (loss) from continuing operations4,4563,609(2,051)39,358Loss from discontinued operations(43)-(130)(47)Net income (loss)$                   4,413$                   3,609$                  (2,181)$                 39,311Basic earnings per share:     Income (loss) from continuing operations$                     0.09$                     0.08$                    (0.04)$                     0.82     Loss from discontinued operations----     Net income (loss)$                     0.09$                     0.08$                    (0.04)$                     0.82Diluted earnings per share:     Income (loss) from continuing operations$                     0.09$                     0.08$                    (0.04)$                     0.82     Loss from discontinued operations----     Net income (loss)$                     0.09$                     0.08$                    (0.04)$                     0.82Dividends per share$                            -$                           -$                     0.14$                     0.16Basic weighted average shares outstanding48,523,49548,026,59948,545,75748,147,824Diluted weighted average shares outstanding48,627,02048,110,00048,545,75748,244,493Consolidated Balance Sheets(In Thousands, Except Share and Per Share Amounts)November 30, 2009August 31, 2009August 31, 2010ASSETS(Unaudited)Current Assets:     Cash and cash equivalents$                   158,572$                      217,408$                      89,225     Short-term investments200200-     Restricted cash-534-     Receivables, less allowance 41,93446,26738,391     Inventories2,9633,8023,668     Income taxes receivable4,015-5,260     Deferred income taxes2,1722,31610,168     Prepaid expenses and other current assets8,10014,06614,105Total Current Assets217,956284,593160,817Property and Equipment, net 1,353,6361,319,8381,378,412Other Assets:     Long-term restricted cash and investments10,14417,0721,001     Equity investments-15,58633,768     Intangible assets, net178,610178,765178,610     Goodwill118,791118,791118,791     Other29,76620,9559,092337,311351,169341,262Total Assets$                1,908,903$                   1,955,600$                 1,880,491LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS? EQUITYCurrent Liabilities:     Current portion of long-term debt$                       3,387$                          3,182$                        3,022     Accounts payable18,80122,73028,080     Deferred income63,999111,63887,549     Income taxes payable8,6681,575169     Other current liabilities19,06219,47543,867Total Current Liabilities113,917158,600162,687Long-Term Debt343,793370,227265,581Deferred Income Taxes239,767225,961263,159Long-Term Tax Liabilities20,91722,1815,516Long-Term Deferred Income12,77513,04311,132Other Long-Term Liabilities30,48125,4143,411Commitments and Contingencies---Shareholders? Equity:     Class A Common Stock, $.01 par value, 80,000,000 shares authorized278278276     Class B Common Stock, $.01 par value, 40,000,000 shares authorized205206204     Additional paid-in capital493,765495,199483,533     Retained earnings665,274656,274696,879     Accumulated other comprehensive loss(12,269)(11,783)(11,887)Total Shareholders? Equity1,147,2531,140,1741,169,005Total Liabilities and Shareholders? Equity$                1,908,903$                   1,955,600$                 1,880,491Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows(In Thousands)Nine Months EndedAugust 31, 2009August 31, 2010(Unaudited)OPERATING ACTIVITIESNet (loss) income$                   (2,181)$                   39,311Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash provided by operating activities:Depreciation and amortization54,76855,694Stock-based compensation1,6631,392Amortization of financing costs431457Amortization of interest rate swap-8,145Deferred income taxes6,2963,519 Loss from equity investments62,1521,634Impairment of long-lived assets, non cash13,8011,061Other, net(641)33Changes in operating assets and liabilities:Receivables, net1,2503,543Inventories, prepaid expenses and other assets(6,833)(13,495)Deposits with the Internal Revenue Service111,984-Payments on interest rate swap-(17,872)Accounts payable and other liabilities7,7367,426Deferred income7,48621,907Income taxes(18,340)(3,546)Net cash provided by operating activities239,572109,209INVESTING ACTIVITIESCapital expenditures(65,519)(74,744)Proceeds from equity investments/affiliates12,500-Equity investments and advance to affiliates(632)(21,354)Decrease in restricted cash24,9869,143Proceeds from short-term investments-200Other, net(1,027)-Net cash used in investing activities(29,692)(86,755)FINANCING ACTIVITIESPayments under credit facility(50,000)(75,000)Payment of long-term debt(151,550)(3,640)Cash dividend paid(6,822)(7,706)Reacquisition of previously issued common stock(3,020)(5,455)Net cash used in financing activities(211,392)(91,801)Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents(1,512)(69,347)Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period218,920158,572Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$                 217,408$                   89,225SOURCE International Speedway CorporationFor further information: Charles N. Talbert, Director, Investor and Corporate Communications for International Speedway Corporation, +1-386-681-4281