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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

(Mark One)

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED MARCH 31, 2016.

 

OR

 

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 FOR THE TRANSITION PERIOD FROM _____ TO _____.

 

Commission File Number: 001-31569

 

(CANTERBURY PARK LOGO)

 

CANTERBURY PARK HOLDING CORPORATION

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

         
  Minnesota   41-1775532  
 

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation or
Organization)

  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 

 

 

1100 Canterbury Road

Shakopee, MN 55379

 

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the 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   NO  

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Website, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to submit and post such files).

  YES   NO  

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company (as defined in Exchange Act Rule 12b-2).

         
   Large accelerated filer   Accelerated filer  
   Non-accelerated filer   Smaller reporting company

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Exchange Act Rule 12b-2).

  YES   NO  

 

The Company had 4,275,939 shares of common stock, $.01 par value, outstanding as of May 1, 2016.

 

 

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Canterbury Park Holding Corporation

INDEX

         
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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION    
       
  Item 1. Financial Statements (unaudited)    
         
    Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015   3
         
    Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2016 and 2015   4
         
    Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2016 and 2015   5
         
    Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements   6
         
  Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations   13
         
  Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk   19
         
  Item 4. Controls and Procedures   19
         
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION    
       
  Item 1. Legal Proceedings   19
         
  Item 1A. Risk Factors   19
         
  Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds   19
         
  Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities   20
         
  Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures   20
         
  Item 5. Other Information   20
         
  Item 6. Exhibits   20
         
  Signatures   21
       
  Certifications   22

 

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PART 1 – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

CANTERBURY PARK HOLDING CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

         
   (Unaudited)     
   March 31,   December 31, 
   2016   2015 
ASSETS          
CURRENT ASSETS          
Cash and cash equivalents  $9,867,465   $8,274,112 
Restricted cash   1,997,654    1,563,058 
Short-term investments   205,192    205,192 
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $28,000 for both periods   467,862    155,861 
Inventory   284,337    253,334 
Prepaid expenses   323,378    396,705 
Income taxes receivable   143,574    355,060 
Total current assets   13,289,462    11,203,322 
           
LONG-TERM ASSETS          
Deposits   25,000    20,000 
Land, buildings and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $26,028,680 and $25,538,147, respectively   34,519,815    34,117,760 
   $47,834,277   $45,341,082 
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY          
CURRENT LIABILITIES          
Current maturities of capital lease obligations  $591,960   $585,563 
Accounts payable   4,179,475    2,710,661 
Card Casino accruals   2,240,313    1,759,314 
Accrued wages and payroll taxes   1,471,871    1,370,577 
Accrued property taxes   887,807    711,482 
Payable to horsepersons   257,033    171,355 
Total current liabilities   9,628,459    7,308,952 
           
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES          
Capital lease obligations - long term portion   2,410,734    2,592,731 
Deferred income taxes   2,258,600    2,341,900 
Total long-term liabilities   4,669,334    4,934,631 
TOTAL LIABILITIES   14,297,793    12,243,583 
           
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY          
Common stock, $.01 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized, 4,241,370 and 4,238,430, respectively, shares issued and outstanding   42,410    42,383 
Additional paid-in capital   18,147,863    18,019,658 
Retained earnings   15,346,211    15,035,458 
Total stockholders’ equity   33,536,484    33,097,499 
   $47,834,277   $45,341,082 

 

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements

 

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CANTERBURY PARK HOLDING CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

         
   Three Months Ended March 31, 
   2016   2015 
OPERATING REVENUES:          
Pari-mutuel  $1,395,377   $1,370,267 
Card Casino   7,119,121    6,840,627 
Food and beverage   1,080,901    1,003,690 
Other   823,414    692,295 
Total Revenues   10,418,813    9,906,879 
Less: Promotional allowances   (25,502)   (25,841)
Net Revenues   10,393,311    9,881,038 
           
OPERATING EXPENSES:          
Purse expense   1,035,655    881,452 
Minnesota Breeders’ Fund   147,143    142,826 
Other pari-mutuel expenses   291,006    284,270 
Salaries and benefits   5,037,356    4,575,758 
Cost of food and beverage and other sales   547,023    521,154 
Depreciation   576,480    564,105 
Utilities   272,046    280,042 
Advertising and marketing   219,992    205,608 
Other operating expenses   1,743,617    1,763,517 
Total Operating Expenses   9,870,318    9,218,732 
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS   522,993    662,306 
OTHER INCOME:          
Interest income   945    616 
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES   523,938    662,922 
INCOME TAX EXPENSE   (213,186)   (274,242)
NET INCOME  $310,752   $388,680 
           
Basic earnings per share  $.07   $.09 
Diluted earnings per share  $.07   $.09 
Weighted Average Basic Shares Outstanding   4,258,347    4,209,473 
Weighted Average Diluted Shares Outstanding   4,273,851    4,215,874 

 

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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CANTERBURY PARK HOLDING CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

         
   Three Months Ended March 31, 
   2016   2015 
Operating Activities:          
Net income  $310,752   $388,680 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:          
Depreciation   576,480    564,105 
Stock-based compensation expense   64,018    74,963 
Deferred income taxes   (83,300)   (135,000)
Stock appreciation rights       82,863 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Increase in restricted cash   (434,596)   (723,508)
Increase in accounts receivable   (312,001)   (38,383)
(Increase) decrease in other current assets   37,324    125,275 
Decrease (increase) in income taxes (payable) receivable   211,486    (322,758)
Increase in accounts payable   1,333,655    1,237,149 
Increase in Card Casino accruals   480,999    656,208 
Increase in accrued wages and payroll taxes   101,294    66,629 
Increase in accrued property taxes   176,325    161,070 
Increase in payable to horsepersons   85,678    61,258 
Net cash provided by operating activities   2,548,114    2,198,551 
           
Investing Activities:          
Additions to buildings and equipment   (843,293)   (1,448,061)
Purchase of investments       (218)
Net cash used in investing activities   (843,293)   (1,448,279)
           
Financing Activities          
Proceeds from issuance of common stock   64,132    33,495 
Principal payments on capital lease obligations   (175,600)    
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   (111,468)   33,495 
           
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   1,593,353    783,767 
           
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   8,274,112    8,761,925 
           
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period  $9,867,465   $9,545,692 
           
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing activities:          
Additions to buildings and equipment funded through accounts payable  $266,000   $429,000 
           
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:          
Income taxes paid, net of refunds  $85,000   $732,000 

 

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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CANTERBURY PARK HOLDING CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS  

 

1.SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Business – Canterbury Park Holding Corporation (the “Company”) was incorporated under the laws of Minnesota and acquired land and buildings to conduct pari-mutuel horse racing operations (the “Racetrack”) in March 1994. The Racetrack is located in Shakopee, Minnesota, approximately 25 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis. In May 1994, the Company commenced year-round horse racing simulcast operations and hosted the first annual live race meet during the summer of 1995. The Company’s live racing operations are a seasonal business as it hosts live race meets each year from May until September. The Company earns additional pari-mutuel revenue by televising its live racing to out-of-state racetracks around the country. Canterbury Park’s Card Casino operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is limited by Minnesota State law to conducting card play on a maximum of 80 tables. The Card Casino currently offers a variety of poker and table games. The Company’s three largest sources of revenues include: Card Casino operations, pari-mutuel operations and food and beverage sales. The Company also derives revenues from related services and activities, such as admissions, advertising signage, publication sales, and from other entertainment events and activities held at the Racetrack.

 

Basis of Presentation and Preparation – The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company (Canterbury Park Holding Corporation, Canterbury Park Concession, Inc. and Shakopee Valley RV Park Acquisition Company, LLC). Intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated. The preparation of these condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. (“GAAP”) requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in these condensed consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes. Actual results could differ materially from those estimates.

 

These condensed consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes should be read in conjunction with the Company’s annual consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, included in its Annual Report on Form 10-K (the “2015 Form 10-K”).

 

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies – A detailed description of our significant accounting policies can be found in our most recent Annual Report filed on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015. There were no material changes in significant accounting policies during the quarter ended March 31, 2016.

 

Due to Minnesota Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, Inc. (“MHBPA”) – The Minnesota Pari-mutuel Horse Racing Act specifies that the Company is required to segregate a portion of funds (recorded as purse expense in the statements of operations), received from Card Casino operations and wagering on simulcast and live horse races, for future payment as purses for live horse races or other uses of the horsepersons’ associations. Pursuant to an agreement with the MHBPA, the Company transferred into a trust account or paid directly to the MHBPA, approximately $886,000 and $505,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively, related to thoroughbred races. Minnesota Statutes specify that amounts transferred into the trust account are the property of the trust and not of the Company, and therefore are not recorded on the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheet.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncement –In March 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2016-09, Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting, which simplifies various aspects related to share-based payments. Previously, tax benefits in excess of compensation cost (“windfalls”) were recorded as an increase to shareholders’ equity. Under the new ASU, windfalls are recorded as a component of income tax expense. ASU 2016-09 also requires that tax-related cash flows resulting from share-based payments be reported as a part of cash flows from operating activities. The Company believes the adoption of this ASU will not have a material impact on our financial statements or diluted earnings per share.

 

In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, which provides a five-step analysis of transactions to determine when and how revenue is recognized. The core principle is that a company should recognize revenue in a manner that depicts the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. The revised guidance will become effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2017 and will be applied retrospectively to each period presented or as a cumulative- effect adjustment as of the date of adoption. We are assessing the impact of the new accounting guidance and currently cannot estimate the financial statement impact of adoption.

 

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2.STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION

 

Stock-based compensation is recorded at fair value as of the date of grant and included in the salaries and benefits expense line item on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and amounted to $64,000 and $75,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively.

 

Adoption of Long Term Incentive Plan and Award of Deferred Stock

 

Effective March 30, 2016, the Board of Directors of the Company approved a new plan for long-term incentive compensation of the Company’s named executive officers (NEOs) and other Senior Executives called the Canterbury Park Holding Corporation Long Term Incentive Plan (the “LTI Plan”). The LTI Plan authorizes the grant of Long Term Incentive Awards that provide an opportunity to NEOs and other Senior Executives to receive a payment in cash or shares of the Company’s common stock to the extent of achievement at the end of a period greater than one year (the “Performance Period”) as compared to Performance Goals established at the beginning of the Performance Period. The LTI is a sub-plan of the Company’s Stock Plan which authorizes the grant of Deferred Stock awards that represent the right to receive Company common stock if conditions specified in the awards are satisfied.

 

Effective March 30, 2016, the Board approved granting opportunities to Company officers and key employees to earn long-term incentive compensation under the LTI Plan. Each officer and key employee was granted an Incentive Award (that was also a Deferred Stock Award under the Stock Plan) which provided an opportunity to receive a payout of shares of the Company’s common stock to the extent of achievement compared to Performance Goals at the end of the period beginning January 1, 2016 and ending December 31, 2018. Pursuant to these awards the Company has reserved 24,000 shares that potentially may be issued under the Deferred Stock Awards. Further information regarding the LTI Plan and the awards approved effective March 30, 2016 is presented under Item 5.02 in the Company’s Report on Form 8-K for March 30, 2016 (filed April 5, 2016), which information is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Board of Directors Stock Option and Restricted Stock Grants

 

The Company’s Stock Plan authorizes annual grants of restricted stock or stock options, or both, to non-employee members of the Board of Directors at the time of the time of the Company’s annual shareholders meeting as determined by the Board prior to each such meeting. Options granted under the Plan generally expire 10 years after the grant date. Restricted stock grants generally vest 100% one year after the date of the annual meeting in the prior year, are subject to restrictions on resale for an additional year, and are subject to forfeiture if a board member terminates prior to the shares vesting. As of March 31, 2016, 13,940 shares with a weighted average fair value of $10.76 per share, that were reserved for issuance under a restricted stock award in June 2015 were not vested.

 

Employee Stock Option Grants

 

The Company has granted incentive stock options to employees pursuant to the Company’s Stock Plan with an exercise price equal to the market price on the date of grant. The options vest over a 42-month period and expire in 10 years.

 

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A summary of stock option activity as of March 31, 2016 and changes during the three months ended is presented below:

             
Stock Options  Number of
Options
   Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
   Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual
Term
   Aggregate
Grant Date
Fair Value
 
                     
Outstanding at January 1, 2016   223,002   $9.3           
Granted                  
Exercised                  
Expired/Forfeited   (30,000)   14.43           
Outstanding at March 31, 2016   193,002   $8.50    3.3 Years   $1,640,862 
                     
Exercisable at March 31, 2016   193,002   $8.50    3.3 Years   $1,640,862 

 

Deferred Stock Awards

 

Prior to January 1, 2016 the Company’s Board awarded deferred compensation to executive officers and key employees that were not performance-based in the form of Deferred Stock awards under the Company’s Stock Plan. Such deferred stock awards are subject to forfeiture if an employee terminates employment prior to the vesting. Generally, the awards vest ratably over a four-year period and compensation costs are recognized over the vesting period. Compensation costs are recorded in “Salaries and benefits” on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. As of March 31, 2016, 23,875 shares were not vested with a weighted average fair value of $10.31 per share. 

 

3.NET INCOME PER SHARE COMPUTATIONS

 

The following is a reconciliation of the numerator and denominator of the earnings per common share computations for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015

       
   Three Months Ended March 31,  
   2016    2015  
Net income (numerator) amounts used for basic and diluted per share computations:  $310,752   $388,680 
           
Weighted average shares (denominator) of common stock outstanding:          
Basic   4,258,347    4,209,473 
Plus dilutive effect of stock options   15,504    6,401 
Diluted   4,273,851    4,215,874 
           
Net income per common share:          
Basic  $.07   $.09 
Diluted   .07    .09 

 

Options to purchase 45,000 shares of common stock at an average price of $12.80 per share were outstanding but not included in the computation of diluted net income per share for the three months ended March 31, 2016 because the options were out of the money at March 31, 2016.

 

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Options to purchase 75,000 shares of common stock at an average price of $13.45 per share were outstanding but not included in the computation of diluted net income per share for the three and three months ended March 31, 2015 because the options were out of the money at March 31, 2015.

 

4.GENERAL CREDIT AGREEMENT

 

The Company has a general credit and security agreement with Bremer Bank, which provides a revolving credit line of up to $3,000,000 and expires on September 30, 2016. The line of credit is collateralized by all receivables, inventory, equipment, and general intangibles of the Company. The Company had no borrowings under the credit line during the three months ended March 31, 2016 or the year ended December 31, 2015. The credit agreement contains covenants requiring the Company to maintain certain financial ratios and limits capital lease obligations up to $250,000. The Company was in compliance with these requirements, after receiving a limited waiver for the capital lease obligation exception, for the three months ended March 31, 2016.

 

5.OPERATING SEGMENTS

 

The Company has three reportable operating segments: horse racing, card casino, and food and beverage. The horse racing segment primarily represents simulcast and live horse racing operations. The Card Casino segment represents operations of Canterbury Park’s Card Casino, and the food and beverage segment represents food and beverage operations provided during simulcast and live racing, in the Card Casino, and during special and other catering and events operations. The Company’s reportable operating segments are strategic business units that offer different products and services. They are managed separately because the segments differ in the nature of the products and services provided as well as processes to produce those products and services. The Minnesota Racing Commission regulates the horse racing and Card Casino segments.

 

Depreciation, interest and income taxes are allocated to the segments, but no allocation is made to food and beverage for shared facilities. However, the food and beverage segment pays approximately 25% of gross revenues earned on live racing and special event days to the horse racing segment for use of the facilities.

 

The following tables provide information about the Company’s operating segments (in 000’s):

 

   Three Months Ended March 31, 2016 
   Horse Racing   Card Casino    Food and
Beverage
   Total 
                     
Net revenues from external customers  $2,179   $7,119   $1,095   $10,393 
                     
Intersegment revenues   83        306    389 
                     
Net interest income   1            1 
                     
Depreciation   436    106    34    576 
                     
Segment (loss) income before income taxes   (435)   1,010    8    583 
                     
   At March 31, 2016 
Segment Assets  $46,247   $ 690   $ 17,520   $ 64,457 

 

   Three Months Ended March 31, 2015 
   Horse Racing   Card Casino   Food and
Beverage
   Total 
                     
Net revenues from external customers  $2,035   $6,841   $1,005   $9,881 
                     
Intersegment revenues   67        328    395 
                     
Net interest income   1            1 
                     
Depreciation   428    106    30    564 
                     
Segment (loss) income before income taxes   (445)   1,121    151    827 
                     
   At December 31, 2015 
Segment Assets  $ 44,283   $795   $ 17,303   $ 62,381 

 

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The following are reconciliations of reportable segment revenues, income before income taxes, and assets, to the Company’s consolidated totals (in 000’s):

       
   Three Months Ended March 31,  
   2016    2015  
Revenues          
Total net revenues for reportable segments  $10,782   $10,276 
Elimination of intersegment revenues   (389)   (395)
Total consolidated net revenues  $10,393   $9,881 
           
Income before income taxes          
Total segment income before income taxes  $ 583   $ 827 
Elimination of intersegment income before income taxes    (59)    (164)
Total consolidated income before income taxes  $ 524   $663 

 

   March 31,    December 31,  
   2016    2015  
Assets          
Total assets for reportable segments  $64,457   $62,381 
Elimination of intercompany receivables   (16,623)   (17,040)
Total consolidated assets  $47,834   $45,341 

 

6.COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

In accordance with an Earn Out Promissory Note given to the prior owner of the Racetrack as part of the consideration paid by the Company to acquire the Racetrack in 1994, if (i) off-track betting becomes legally permissible in the State of Minnesota and (ii) the Company begins to conduct off-track betting with respect to or in connection with its operations, the Company will be required to pay to the IMR Fund, L.P. the greater of $700,000 per operating year, as defined, or 20% of the net pretax profit, as defined for each of five operating years. At this time, management believes that the likelihood that these two conditions will be met and that the Company will be required to pay these amounts is remote. At the date (if any) that these two conditions are met, the five minimum payments will be discounted back to their present value and the sum of those discounted payments will be capitalized as part of the purchase price in accordance with GAAP. The purchase price will be further increased if payments become due under the “20% of Net Pretax Profit” calculation. The first payment is to be made 90 days after the end of the third operating year in which off-track betting is conducted by the Company. Remaining payments would be made within 90 days of the end of each of the next four operating years.

 

Additionally, the Company entered into a Cooperative Marketing Agreement (the “CMA”) with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (“SMSC”) which became effective on June 15, 2012 and was amended in January 2015 and 2016. The CMA contains certain covenants which, if breached, would trigger an obligation to repay a specified amount related to such covenant. At this time, management believes that the likelihood that the breach of a covenant will occur and that the Company will be required to pay the specified amount related to such covenant is remote.

 

On December 14, 2015, the Company entered into a five-year lease agreement for approximately 32 acres of land adjacent to the Racetrack. The lease payments are payable monthly at $58,533, with an interest rate of 4.0% and a maturity date of December 15, 2020. Title to the land will transfer to the Company at the end of the lease or when all payments have been made, if earlier. As of March 31, 2016, the capital lease obligation totaled approximately $3,003,000.

 

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The Company is periodically involved in various claims and legal actions arising in the normal course of business. Management believes that the resolution of any pending claims and legal actions at March 31, 2016 and as of the date of this report will not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial positions or results of operations.

 

7.COOPERATIVE MARKETING AGREEMENT

 

As discussed in Note 6, on June 4, 2012, the Company entered into the CMA with the SMSC. The primary purpose of the CMA is to increase purses paid during live horse racing at Canterbury Park’s Racetrack in order to strengthen Minnesota’s thoroughbred and quarter horse industry. Under the CMA, as amended, this is achieved through “Purse Enhancement Payments to Horsemen” paid directly to the MHBPA. Such payments have no direct impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements or operations.

 

Under the terms of the CMA, the SMSC paid the horsemen $6.7 million and $6.2 million in the first three months of 2016 and 2015, respectively, primarily for purse enhancements for the live race meets in the respective years.

 

Under the CMA, as amended, SMSC also agreed to make “Marketing Payments” to the Company relating to joint marketing efforts for the mutual benefit of the Company and SMSC, including signage, joint promotions, player benefits and events. Under the CMA, the SMSC paid the Company $1,197,000 and $944,000 for marketing purposes during the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively.

 

During January 2015 and 2016, the CMA was amended to adjust the payment amounts between the “Purse Enhancement Payments to Horsemen” and “Marketing Payments to Canterbury Park.” SMSC has currently agreed to make the following purse enhancement and marketing payments for 2017 through 2022:

                     
                     
  Year     Purse Enhancement Payments to Horsemen1    Marketing Payments to Canterbury Park  
  2017     $  7,466,910     $  1,317,690  
  2018        7,650,000        1,350,000  
  2019        7,650,000        1,350,000  
  2020        7,650,000        1,350,000  
  2021        7,650,000        1,350,000  
  2022        7,650,000        1,350,000  
                     
1 Includes $100,000 each year payable to various horsemen associations

 

The amounts earned from the marketing payments are recorded as a component of other revenue and the related expenses are recorded as a component of advertising and marketing expense and depreciation in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations. For the three months ended March 31, 2016, the Company recorded $126,000 in other revenue and incurred $69,000 in advertising and marketing expense and $57,000 in depreciation related to the SMSC marketing payment. For the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company recorded $65,000 in other revenue and incurred $8,000 in advertising and marketing expense and $57,000 in depreciation related to the SMSC marketing payment. The excess of amounts received over revenue is reflected as deferred revenue which is included in accounts payable on the consolidated balance sheets.

 

Under the CMA, the Company agreed for the term of the CMA that it would not promote or lobby the Minnesota legislature for expanded gambling authority and will support the SMSC’s lobbying efforts against expanding gambling authority.

 

As part of the CMA, and pursuant to a related SAR Agreement dated June 14, 2012, the Company issued stock appreciation rights to the SMSC. For the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company recognized $83,000 of expense related to these stock appreciation rights, of which $83,000 was recorded as an offset to other revenue. On July 30, 2015, the Company sold the land and buildings related to the Shakopee Valley RV Park located in Shakopee, Minnesota to SMSC for $100,000 plus the cancellation of the vested and unvested SARs. As a result, there was no expense for the three months ended March 31, 2016.

 

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8.SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

On May 13, 2016, the Company completed the land sale and purchase transactions that were structured as a “deferred exchange using a qualified intermediary” pursuant to Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 1031 exchange (“1031 Exchange”) for income tax purposes. The Company sold approximately 24 acres of land adjacent to the Racetrack for $4.3 million. As a result of the sale, the Company received approximately $1.1 million in cash and the remaining amount will be a promissory note in the amount of $3.2 million. In addition, the Company purchased approximately 32 acres of land adjacent to the Racetrack with a total purchase price of $4.9 million. As a result, the Company paid off the remaining capital lease obligation in the amount of $3.0 million.

 

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ITEM 2:MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

The following Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (“MD&A”) is intended to help the reader understand Canterbury Park Holding Corporation, our operations, our financial results and financial condition and our present business environment. This MD&A is provided as a supplement to, and should be read in conjunction with, our condensed consolidated financial statements and the accompanying notes to the financial statements (the “Notes”).

 

Overview:

 

Canterbury Park Holding Corporation (the “Company,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) conducts pari-mutuel wagering operations and hosts “unbanked” card games at its Canterbury Park Racetrack and Card Casino facility (the “Racetrack”) in Shakopee, Minnesota, which is approximately 25 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis. The Racetrack is the only facility in the State of Minnesota that offers live pari-mutuel thoroughbred and quarter horse racing.

 

The Company’s pari-mutuel wagering operations include both wagering on thoroughbred and quarter horse races during live meets at the Racetrack each year from May through September and year-round wagering on races held at out-of-state racetracks that are televised simultaneously at the Racetrack (“simulcasting”). Unbanked card games, in which patrons compete against each other, are hosted in the Card Casino at the Racetrack. The Card Casino operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Card Casino offers both poker and table games at up to 80 tables. The Company also derives revenues from related services and activities, such as concessions, parking, advertising signage, publication sales, and from other entertainment events and activities held at the Racetrack.

 

Operations Review for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2016 and March 31, 2015:

 

EBITDA

 

EBITDA represents earnings before interest income, income tax expense, and depreciation and amortization.

 

EBITDA is not a measure of performance or liquidity calculated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”), and should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net income as an indicator of our operating performance or cash flows from operating activities as a measure of liquidity. EBITDA has been presented as a supplemental disclosure because it is widely used measures of performance and basis for valuation of companies in our industry. Moreover, other companies that provide EBITDA information may calculate EBITDA differently than we do.

 

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The following table sets forth a reconciliation of net income, a GAAP financial measure, to EBITDA (defined above), which is a non-GAAP measure, for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015:

 

Summary of EBITDA Data

      
   Three Months Ended March 31,  
     2016      2015
NET INCOME  $310,752   $388,680 
Interest income   (945)   (616)
Income tax expense   213,186    274,242 
Depreciation   576,480    564,105 
EBITDA  $1,099,473   $1,226,411 

 

EBITDA decreased $127,000, or 10.4%, and decreased as a percentage of net revenues to 10.6% from 12.4% for the three months ended March 31, 2016 as compared to the same period in 2015. The decrease is primarily due to decreased net income and income tax expense as compared to the same period in 2015.

 

Revenues:

 

Total net revenues increased $512,000, or 5.2%, for the three months ended March 31, 2016 as compared to the three months ended March 31, 2015. This increase is primarily attributable to increases in Card Casino and food and beverage revenue of 4.1% and 7.7%. The following discussion provides further information regarding our operating revenues.

 

Pari-mutuel Data and Simulcasting Revenues:

 

As indicated in the table below, total handle wagered increased $29,000, or 0.5%, in the three months ended March 31, 2016 compared to the same period last year. The increase is primarily attributable to one extra simulcast racing day. 

       
   Three Months Ended March 31,  
   2016    2015  
 Simulcast racing days   91    90 
 Simulcast handle  $6,315,000   $6,286,000 
 Average daily handle   69,000    70,000 

 

Pari-mutuel revenue increased $25,000, or 1.8%, from $1,370,000 to $1,395,000 in the three months ended March 31, 2016 compared to the same period in 2015.

 

Card Casino Revenue:

       
   Three Months Ended March 31,  
   2016      2015  
Poker Games  $2,468,000   $2,477,000 
Table Games   3,985,000    3,781,000 
 Total Collection Revenue   6,453,000    6,258,000 
Other Revenue   666,000    583,000 
 Total Card Casino Revenue  $7,119,000   $6,841,000 

 

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The primary source of Card Casino revenue is a percentage of the wagers received from the players as compensation for providing the Card Casino facility and services, which is referred to as “collection revenue.” Other Revenue presented above includes fees collected for the administration of tournaments and amounts earned as reimbursement of the administrative costs of maintaining jackpot funds.

  

As indicated in the table above, total Card Casino revenue increased $278,000 or 4.1%, for the three months ended March 31, 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. Table games collection revenue increased $204,000, or 5.4% compared to the first three months of 2015. Management believes the increase in table games collection revenue was due to the continued effectiveness of our customer relationship management system through targeted direct marketing and player acquisition, an increase in catering and event attendance, and a strengthening economy.

 

Food and Beverage Revenue:

 

Food and beverage revenue increased $77,000, or 7.7%, from $1,004,000 to $1,081,000 three months ended March 31, 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, primarily due to an increase in prices for catering and events.

 

Other Revenue:

 

Other revenue increased $131,000, or 18.9% for the three months ended March 31, 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. This increase is primarily due to increased advertising revenue payments under the CMA agreement for joint marketing efforts.

 

Operating Expenses:

 

Total operating expenses increased $651,000, or 7.1%, for the three months ended March 31, 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. The following paragraphs provide further detail regarding operating expenses.

 

Purse expense increased $154,000, or 17.5%, for the three months ended March 31, 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. The change is primarily due to a change in the statutory formula by which our purse expense is determined. Pursuant to legislation that took effect January 1, purse rates are now determined based on a single rate, rather than the variable rate depending on the time of the year that was previously in effect. This change will cause our purse expense to be higher in the first and fourth quarters and lower in the second and third quarters when compared to payments calculated under the previous statutory structure. However, the change is not expected to have any material impact on our purse expense on an annual basis.

 

Salaries and benefits increased $461,000, or 10.1%, for the three months ended March 31, 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. The increase is primarily due to the State of Minnesota mandated increase in the minimum wage from $8.00 per hour to $9.00 per hour that became effective August 1, 2015 and adding personnel to support catering and events initiatives.

 

Cost of food and beverage and other sales expense increased $26,000, or 5.0%, three months ended March 31, 2016, compared to the same period in the prior year. The increase is primarily due to the increased level of food and beverage sales.

 

Advertising and marketing costs increased $14,000, or 6.8%, for the three months ended March 31, 2016, compared to the same period in the prior year. This increase is primarily due to increased marketing expenditures funded by marketing payments received under the CMA, including marketing expense to fund an area wide marketing initiative called RiverSouth, which is designed to increase visitors to Shakopee’s entertainment, hospitality and retail businesses.

 

Contingencies:

 

The Company entered into a Cooperative Marketing Agreement (the “CMA”) with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community which became effective on June 4, 2012, and was amended in January 2015 and 2016. The CMA contains certain covenants which, if breached, would trigger an obligation to repay a specified amount related to such covenant. At this time, management believes that the likelihood that the breach of a covenant would occur and that the Company would be required to pay the specified amount related to such covenant is remote.

  

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The Company continues to analyze the feasibility of various options related to the development of our underutilized land. Subject to shareholder approval, as well as approval of the Minnesota Racing Commission, the Company is in the process of reorganizing the corporate structure into a new holding company with two subsidiaries, one that will continue to operate the current racing and gaming business, and a real estate subsidiary to hold the excess land for development. The Company may incur substantial costs during the feasibility and predevelopment process, but the Company believes available funds are sufficient to cover the costs. See Liquidity and Capital Resources for more information on liquidity and capital resource requirements.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources:

 

Net cash provided by operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2016 was $2,683,000 primarily as a result of the following: The Company reported net income of $311,000 and depreciation of $576,000. The Company also experienced an increase in accounts payable of $1,469,000 and Card Casino accruals of $481,000. This was partially offset by an increase in restricted cash of $435,000 and account receivables of $312,000.

 

Net cash provided by operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2015 was $2,199,000 primarily as a result of the following: The Company reported net income of $389,000 and depreciation of $564,000. The Company also experienced an increase in accounts payable and accrued wages and payroll taxes of $1,304,000 and Card Casino accruals of $656,000. This was partially offset by an increase in restricted cash of approximately $724,000.

 

Net cash used in investing activities for the first three months of 2016 was $978,000, primarily for a variety of equipment purchases and building remodel projects. Net cash used in investing activities for the first quarter of 2015 of $1,448,000 was used primarily for a variety of equipment purchases and building remodel projects.

 

Net cash used in financing activities during the first three months of 2015 was $111,000, primarily for principal payments of capital lease obligations, partially offset by proceeds from purchases of stock through the Employee Stock Purchase Plan and proceeds received upon the exercise of stock options. Net cash provided by financing activities during the first three months of 2015 consisted of purchases of stock through the Employee Stock Purchase Plan and proceeds received upon the exercise of stock options of $33,000.

 

The Company has a general credit and security agreement with Bremer Bank, which provides a revolving credit line of up to $3,000,000 and expires on September 30, 2016. The line of credit is collateralized by all receivables, inventory, equipment, general intangibles, products and proceeds, together with all other assets and properties of the Company. The Company had no borrowings under the credit line during the three months ended March 31, 2016 or the year ended December 31, 2015. The credit agreement contains covenants requiring the Company to maintain certain financial ratios and limits capital lease obligations to $250,000. The Company was in compliance with these requirements, after receiving a limited waiver for the capital lease obligation exception, for the three months ended March 31, 2016.

 

The Company’s cash and cash equivalent balance at March 31, 2016 was $ 9.9 million compared to $ 8.3 million at December 31, 2015. The Company believes that unrestricted funds available in its cash accounts, amounts available under its revolving line of credit, along with funds generated from operations, will be sufficient to satisfy its liquidity and capital resource requirements for regular operations, as well as predevelopment expenses during 2016. However, if the Company engages in real estate development, additional financing maybe required.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates:

 

The preparation of consolidated financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. We base our assumptions, estimates, and judgments on historical experience, current trends, and other factors that management believes to be relevant at the time the consolidated financial statements are prepared. On a regular basis, management reviews the accounting policies, assumptions, estimates, and judgments to ensure that our financial statements are presented fairly and in accordance with GAAP. However, because future events and their effects cannot be determined with certainty, actual results could differ from our assumptions and estimates, and such differences could be material.

 

Our significant accounting policies are included in Note 1 to our consolidated financial statements in our 2015 Annual Report on Form 10-K. We believe the following critical accounting policies affect our more significant judgments and estimates used in the preparation of our consolidated financial statements.

 

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Property and Equipment - We have significant capital invested in our property and equipment, which represents approximately 72.2% of our total assets at March 31, 2016. We utilize our judgment in various ways including: determining whether an expenditure is considered a maintenance expense or a capital asset; determining the estimated useful lives of assets; and determining if or when an asset has been impaired or has been disposed. Management periodically reviews the carrying value of property and equipment for potential impairment by comparing the carrying value of these assets with their related expected undiscounted future net cash flows. If the sum of the related expected future net cash flows is less than the carrying value, management would determine how much of an impairment loss would be measured by the amount by which the carrying value of the asset exceeds the fair value of the asset. To date, we have determined that no impairment of these assets exists.

 

Stock-Based Compensation – Accounting guidance requires recognition of services provided in exchange for a share-based payment based on the grant date fair market value. We utilize our judgment in determining the assumptions used to determine the fair value of equity instruments granted using a Black-Scholes model.

 

Commitments and Contractual Obligations:

 

On June 4, 2012, and amended in January 2015 and 2016, the Company entered into the CMA with the SMSC that expires December 31, 2022. See “Cooperative Marketing Agreement” below.

 

Legislation:

 

Minimum Wage Legislation

 

Legislation that was enacted into law in 2014 increased the minimum wage that must be paid to most company employees from $7.25 to $8.00 on August 1, 2014, and from $8.00 to $9.00 per hour on August 1, 2015. A further increase to $9.50 per hour is scheduled for August 1, 2016. In addition, starting January 1, 2018, the minimum wage will increase at the beginning of each year by the rate of inflation with a maximum increase of up to 2.5% per year. Prior to August 1, 2014, the Company employed a large number of individuals who received an hourly wage equal to or slightly above $7.25 per hour. As a result, this legislation had an adverse impact in 2014 and 2015 and will continue to have an adverse impact in 2016 and beyond. We have implemented measures, and will continue to implement measures, to mitigate the impact of this increase by raising our prices or reducing our employee count. However, these measures could themselves have an adverse effect because higher prices and diminished service levels may discourage customers from visiting the Racetrack. To the extent we are not able to implement such price increases and other cost cutting measures, the increase in the minimum wage will adversely affect our net income.

 

Potential Horseracing Legislation

 

In July 2015, the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015 was introduced in Congress. Under the terms of this proposed legislation, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (“USADA”) is designated as the organization responsible for regulating drugs, medications and treatments used in racing and would prohibit interstate wagering without consent from USADA. If enacted into law, the legislation could have an adverse impact on our business.

 

Advanced Deposit Wagering Legislation

 

On March 29, 2016, the Advanced Deposit Wagering (“ADW”) bill was approved by the House of Commerce Committee in the State of Minnesota. The bill will establish licensing criteria and regulatory oversight of ADW providers doing business in the State of Minnesota. This would allow the Minnesota Racing Commission (“MRC”) to regulate pari-mutuel wagering already occurring in Minnesota. The recapture of ADW funds would benefit the Company’s purse funds, the MRC, Minnesota horseracing industry and Minnesota breeders. Currently, the Company is assessing the financial impact and cannot estimate it at this time, if the law is enacted.

 

Cooperative Marketing Agreement:

 

On June 4, 2012, the Company entered into the CMA with the SMSC. The primary purpose of the CMA is to increase purses paid during live horse racing at Canterbury Park’s Racetrack in order to strengthen Minnesota’s thoroughbred and quarter horse industry. Under the CMA, as amended, this is achieved through “Purse Enhancement Payments to Horsemen” paid directly to the MHBPA. Such payments have no direct impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements or operations.

 

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Under the terms of the CMA, the SMSC paid the horsemen $6.7 million and $6.2 million in the first three months of 2016 and 2015, respectively, primarily for purse enhancements for the live race meets in the respective years.

 

Under the CMA, as amended, SMSC also agreed to make “Marketing Payments” to the Company relating to joint marketing efforts for the mutual benefit of the Company and SMSC, including signage, joint promotions, player benefits and events. Under the CMA, the SMSC paid the Company $1,197,000 and $944,000 for marketing purposes during the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively.

 

During January 2015 and 2016, the CMA was amended to adjust the payment amounts between the “Purse Enhancement Payments to Horsemen” and “Marketing Payments to Canterbury Park.”

 

SMSC has currently agreed to make the following purse enhancement and marketing payments for 2017 through 2022:

 

          
  Year   Purse Enhancement Payments to Horsemen 1   Marketing Payments to Canterbury Park 
 2017   $7,466,910   $1,317,690 
 2018    7,650,000    1,350,000 
 2019    7,650,000    1,350,000 
 2020    7,650,000    1,350,000 
 2021    7,650,000    1,350,000 
 2022    7,650,000    1,350,000 

 

1 Includes $100,000 each year payable to various horsemen associations

 

The amounts earned from the marketing payments are recorded as a component of other revenue and the related expenses are recorded as a component of advertising and marketing expense and depreciation in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations. For the three months ended March 31, 2016, the Company recorded $126,000 in other revenue and incurred $69,000 in advertising and marketing expense and $57,000 in depreciation related to the SMSC marketing payment. For the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company recorded $65,000 in other revenue and incurred $8,000 in advertising and marketing expense and $57,000 in depreciation related to the SMSC marketing payment. The excess of amounts received over revenue is reflected as deferred revenue which is included in accounts payable on the consolidated balance sheets.

 

Under the CMA, the Company agreed for the term of the CMA that it would not promote or lobby the Minnesota legislature for expanded gambling authority and will support the SMSC’s lobbying efforts against expanding gambling authority.

 

As part of the CMA, and pursuant to a related SAR Agreement dated June 14, 2012, the Company issued stock appreciation rights to the SMSC. For the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company recognized $83,000 of expense related to these stock appreciation rights, of which $83,000 was recorded as an offset to other revenue. On July 30, 2015, the Company sold the land and buildings related to the Shakopee Valley RV Park located in Shakopee, Minnesota to SMSC for $100,000 plus the cancellation of the vested and unvested SARs. As a result, there was no expense for the three months ended March 31, 2016.

 

Forward-Looking Statements:

 

From time-to-time, in reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, in press releases, and in other communications to shareholders or the investing public, we may make forward-looking statements concerning possible or anticipated future financial performance, prospective business activities or plans which are typically preceded by words such as “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends” or similar expressions. For such forward-looking statements, we claim the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in federal securities laws. Shareholders and the investing public should understand that such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could affect our actual results and cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: material fluctuations in attendance at the Racetrack, decline in interest in wagering on horse races at the Racetrack, at other tracks, or on unbanked card games offered at the Card Casino, competition from other venues offering unbanked card games or other forms of wagering, a greater than anticipated expenses or lower than anticipated return on our development of our underutilized land. competition from other sports and entertainment options, increases in compensation and employee benefit costs, increases in the percentage of revenues allocated for purse fund payments, higher than expected expenses related to new marketing initiatives, the impact of wagering products and technologies introduced by competitors, legislative and regulatory decisions and changes, the general health of the gaming sector, and other factors that are beyond our ability to control or predict.

 

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ITEM 3:QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

Canterbury Park is not required to provide the information requested by this Item as it qualifies as a smaller reporting company.

 

ITEM 4:CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

(a)Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures:

 

The Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Randall D. Sampson, and Chief Financial Officer, David C. Hansen, have reviewed the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 13a-15(b) as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based upon this review, these officers have concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures are effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the reports that the Company files under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the rules and forms of the SEC and that the disclosure controls are also effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the Company’s Exchange Act reports is accumulated and communicated to management, including the chief executive officer and chief financial officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

(b)Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting:

 

There have been no changes in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) under the Exchange Act) that occurred during our fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2016 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

  

PART II

OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1.Legal Proceedings

 

Not Applicable.

 

Item 1A.Risk Factors

 

There have been no material changes to the Risk Factors reported under Item 1A in the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, and the risk factors presented therein are incorporated by reference herein.

 

Item 2.Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

(a)Not Applicable.
(b)Not Applicable.
(c)On December 17, 2007, the Company’s Board of Directors adopted a plan that authorized the repurchase of up to 250,000 shares of the Company’s common stock pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 12b-18 in open market transactions, block purchases of privately negotiated transactions (the “2008 Stock Repurchase Plan”). From its adoption until August 13, 2012, the Company repurchased 216,543 shares under the 2008 Stock Repurchase Plan and, on such date, authorized the repurchase of an additional 100,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. The Company did not repurchase any shares during the third quarter of 2015. The maximum number of shares that may yet be purchased under the above authorizations is 128,781 as of March 31, 2016.

 

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Item 3.Defaults upon Senior Securities

 

Not Applicable.

 

Item 4.Mine Safety Disclosures

 

Not Applicable.

 

Item 5.Other Information

 

Not Applicable.

 

Item 6.Exhibits

 

(a)The following exhibits are included herein:

 

11Statement re computation of per share earnings – See Net Income Per Share under Note 1 of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements under Part 1, Item 1, which is incorporated herein by reference.

 

31.1Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (rules 13a-14 and 15d-14 of the Exchange Act).

 

31.2Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (rules 13a-14 and 15d-14 of the Exchange Act).

 

32Certifications pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (18 U.S.C. 1350).

 

99.1Press release dated May 13, 2016 announcing 2016 first quarter financial results.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

  Canterbury Park Holding Corporation
   
Dated: May 16, 2016 /s/ Randall D. Sampson
  Randall D. Sampson,
  President and Chief Executive Officer
   

Dated: May 16, 2016

/s/ David C. Hansen

  David C. Hansen,
  Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

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Exhibit 31.1

 

CERTIFICATION

 

I, Randall D. Sampson certify that:

 

1.I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Canterbury Park Holding Corporation;

 

2.Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3.Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

4.The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d- 15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

a.Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
b.Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, 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;
c.Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
d.Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case on an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and;

 

5.The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

a.All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
b.Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

Dated: May 16, 2016 CANTERBURY PARK HOLDING CORPORATION
   
  /s/ Randall D. Sampson
  Randall D. Sampson
President and Chief Executive Officer

  

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Exhibit 31.2

 

CERTIFICATION

 

I, David C. Hansen certify that:

 

1.I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Canterbury Park Holding Corporation;

 

2.Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3.Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

4.The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting ( as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

a.Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
b.Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, 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;
c.Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
d.Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and;

 

5.The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

a.All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
b.Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

 

Dated: May 16, 2016 CANTERBURY PARK HOLDING CORPORATION
   
  /s/ David C. Hansen
  David C. Hansen
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

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Exhibit 32

 

CERTIFICATION

 

Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1350, the undersigned Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, respectively, of Canterbury Park Holding Corporation (the “Company”) herby certify that:

 

(1)The accompanying quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2016 fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

 

(2)The information contained in the accompanying Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 

CANTERBURY PARK HOLDING CORPORATION
   
Dated: May 16, 2016 /s/ Randall D. Sampson
  Randall D. Sampson,
President and Chief Executive Officer
   
Dated: May 16, 2016 /s/ David C. Hansen
  David C. Hansen,
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

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