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MGM Resorts International 10-Q 2008
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q
(Mark One)
     
þ   QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2008
OR
     
o   TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from                      to                     
Commission File No. 001-10362
MGM MIRAGE
 
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
     
Delaware   88-0215232
     
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
 
(Address of principal executive offices — Zip Code)
(702) 693-7120
 
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
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 þ     No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
             
Large accelerated filer þ   Accelerated filer o   Non-accelerated filer o   Smaller reporting company o
        (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)    
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act):  Yes o     No þ
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date:
     
Class
Common Stock, $.01 par value
  Outstanding at November 3, 2008
276,502,614 shares
 
 

 


 

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Part I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Financial Statements
MGM MIRAGE AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share data)
(Unaudited)
                 
    September 30,     December 31,  
    2008     2007  
ASSETS
Current assets
               
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 250,087     $ 416,124  
Accounts receivable, net
    322,821       412,933  
Inventories
    125,423       126,941  
Income tax receivable
    51,201        
Deferred income taxes
    46,347       63,453  
Prepaid expenses and other
    117,333       106,364  
 
           
Total current assets
    913,212       1,125,815  
 
           
 
               
Property and equipment, net
    16,889,955       16,870,898  
 
               
Other assets
               
Investments in unconsolidated affiliates
    2,536,193       2,482,727  
Goodwill
    1,262,922       1,262,922  
Other intangible assets, net
    359,711       362,098  
Deposits and other assets, net
    1,428,735       623,226  
 
           
Total other assets
    5,587,561       4,730,973  
 
           
 
  $ 23,390,728     $ 22,727,686  
 
           
 
               
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
               
Current liabilities
               
Accounts payable
  $ 155,183     $ 220,495  
Construction payable
    46,861       76,524  
Income taxes payable
          284,075  
Accrued interest on long-term debt
    147,593       211,228  
Other accrued liabilities
    822,868       932,365  
 
           
Total current liabilities
    1,172,505       1,724,687  
 
           
Deferred income taxes
    3,420,190       3,416,660  
Long-term debt
    13,288,306       11,175,229  
Other long-term obligations
    365,267       350,407  
 
               
Commitments and contingencies (Note 5)
               
 
               
Stockholders’ equity
               
Common stock, $.01 par value: authorized 600,000,000 shares; issued 369,275,641 and 368,395,926 shares; outstanding 276,498,614 and 293,768,899 shares
    3,693       3,684  
Capital in excess of par value
    4,010,114       3,951,162  
Treasury stock, at cost: 92,777,027 and 74,627,027 shares
    (3,355,963 )     (2,115,107 )
Retained earnings
    4,513,133       4,220,408  
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
    (26,517 )     556  
 
           
Total stockholders’ equity
    5,144,460       6,060,703  
 
           
 
  $ 23,390,728     $ 22,727,686  
 
           
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

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MGM MIRAGE AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
                                 
    Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
    September 30,     September 30,  
    2008     2007     2008     2007  
Revenues
                               
Casino
  $ 739,331     $ 803,834     $ 2,271,978     $ 2,389,704  
Rooms
    458,051       510,795       1,500,322       1,614,906  
Food and beverage
    395,090       406,620       1,229,045       1,248,786  
Entertainment
    135,673       141,093       408,541       418,578  
Retail
    69,205       75,608       202,060       222,930  
Other
    155,335       132,061       478,664       388,891  
 
                       
 
    1,952,685       2,070,011       6,090,610       6,283,795  
Less: Promotional allowances
    (167,154 )     (172,941 )     (506,355 )     (520,874 )
 
                       
 
    1,785,531       1,897,070       5,584,255       5,762,921  
 
                       
 
                               
Expenses
                               
Casino
  $ 383,406     $ 404,509     $ 1,200,948     $ 1,217,643  
Rooms
    136,313       135,550       412,846       407,813  
Food and beverage
    237,130       232,829       720,201       709,234  
Entertainment
    94,667       100,281       288,617       300,913  
Retail
    42,411       47,211       128,070       139,785  
Other
    99,389       81,256       307,521       225,316  
General and administrative
    326,831       314,625       971,016       956,010  
Corporate expense
    24,466       63,050       83,537       140,673  
Preopening and start-up expenses
    5,505       25,851       17,626       54,275  
Restructuring costs
                329        
Property transactions, net
    32,326       (89,225 )     34,984       (81,799 )
Depreciation and amortization
    200,102       170,780       591,659       506,566  
 
                       
 
    1,582,546       1,486,717       4,757,354       4,576,429  
 
                       
 
                               
Income from unconsolidated affiliates
    38,572       54,260       89,728       192,227  
 
                       
 
                               
Operating income
    241,557       464,613       916,629       1,378,719  
 
                       
 
                               
Non-operating income (expense)
                               
Interest income
    5,910       4,770       13,056       12,936  
Interest expense, net
    (144,751 )     (180,033 )     (439,844 )     (547,473 )
Non-operating items from unconsolidated affiliates
    (9,552 )     (4,599 )     (26,731 )     (14,419 )
Other, net
    2,125       (1,152 )     791       (4,684 )
 
                       
 
    (146,268 )     (181,014 )     (452,728 )     (553,640 )
 
                       
 
                               
Income from continuing operations before income taxes
    95,289       283,599       463,901       825,079  
Provision for income taxes
    (34,011 )     (99,736 )     (171,176 )     (295,308 )
 
                       
 
Income from continuing operations
    61,278       183,863       292,725       529,771  
 
                       
 
                               
Discontinued operations
                               
Income from discontinued operations
                      10,461  
Gain on disposal of discontinued operations
                      263,881  
Provision for income taxes
                      (91,905 )
 
                       
 
                      182,437  
 
                       
 
                               
Net income
  $ 61,278     $ 183,863     $ 292,725     $ 712,208  
 
                       
 
                               
Basic earnings per share of common stock
                               
Income from continuing operations
  $ 0.22     $ 0.65     $ 1.04     $ 1.86  
Discontinued operations
                      0.65  
 
                       
Net income per share
  $ 0.22     $ 0.65     $ 1.04     $ 2.51  
 
                       
 
                               
Diluted earnings per share of common stock
                               
Income from continuing operations
  $ 0.22     $ 0.62     $ 1.02     $ 1.79  
Discontinued operations
                      0.62  
 
                       
Net income per share
  $ 0.22     $ 0.62     $ 1.02     $ 2.41  
 
                       
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

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MGM MIRAGE AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
                 
    Nine Months Ended  
    September 30,  
    2008     2007  
Cash flows from operating activities
               
Net income
  $ 292,725     $ 712,208  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
               
Depreciation and amortization
    591,659       506,566  
Amortization of debt discounts, premiums and issuance costs
    2,530       (3,128 )
Provision for doubtful accounts
    46,616       25,020  
Stock-based compensation
    29,665       34,487  
Business interruption insurance – lost profits
    (9,146 )     (4,394 )
Business interruption insurance – costs recovery
    (27,668 )      
Property transactions, net
    34,984       (81,799 )
Gain on disposal of discontinued operations
          (263,881 )
Income from unconsolidated affiliates
    (47,069 )     (164,376 )
Distributions from unconsolidated affiliates
    55,704       152,451  
Deferred income taxes
    (41,820 )     (37,362 )
Change in operating assets and liabilities:
               
Accounts receivable
    44,518       (26,449 )
Inventories
    1,518       (6,737 )
Income taxes receivable and payable
    (237,582 )     (4,960 )
Prepaid expenses and other
    (10,969 )     (24,482 )
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
    (227,947 )     (18,259 )
Increase in real estate under development
          (306,319 )
Residential sales deposits
          208,006  
Business interruption insurance recoveries
    28,891       42,233  
Other
    (25,889 )     (41,437 )
 
           
Net cash provided by operating activities
    500,720       697,388  
 
           
 
               
Cash flows from investing activities
               
Capital expenditures, net of construction payable
    (674,110 )     (2,482,909 )
Dispositions of property and equipment
    648       15,332  
Investments in unconsolidated affiliates
    (81,136 )      
Proceeds from disposal of discontinued operations, net
          578,873  
Purchase of convertible note
          (160,000 )
Advances to CityCenter for development costs
    (800,000 )      
Property damage insurance recoveries
    21,109       124,917  
Other
    (3,653 )     (34,529 )
 
           
Net cash used in investing activities
    (1,537,142 )     (1,958,316 )
 
           
 
               
Cash flows from financing activities
               
Net borrowings under bank credit facilities — maturities of 90 days or less
    850,950       556,800  
Borrowings under bank credit facilities – maturities longer than 90 days
    7,430,000       5,750,000  
Repayments under bank credit facilities – maturities longer than 90 days
    (5,780,000 )     (4,500,000 )
Issuance of long-term debt
          750,000  
Retirement of senior notes
    (376,663 )     (1,402,233 )
Debt issuance costs
    (36,200 )     (5,199 )
Issuances of common stock upon exercise of stock options
    14,010       76,026  
Purchases of common stock
    (1,240,857 )     (174,586 )
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation
    9,145       73,131  
Other
          (1,193 )
 
           
Net cash provided by financing activities
    870,385       1,122,746  
 
           
 
               
Cash and cash equivalents
               
Net decrease for the period
    (166,037 )     (138,182 )
Cash related to assets held for sale
          (3,157 )
Balance, beginning of period
    416,124       452,944  
 
           
Balance, end of period
  $ 250,087     $ 311,605  
 
           
 
               
Supplemental cash flow disclosures
               
Interest paid, net of amounts capitalized
  $ 500,949     $ 609,678  
Federal, state and foreign income taxes paid, net of refunds
    435,127       349,908  
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

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MGM MIRAGE AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)
NOTE 1 — ORGANIZATION AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION
     Organization. MGM MIRAGE (the “Company”) is a Delaware corporation incorporated on January 29, 1986. As of September 30, 2008, approximately 54% of the outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock were owned by Tracinda Corporation, a Nevada corporation wholly owned by Kirk Kerkorian. As a result, Tracinda Corporation has the ability to elect the Company’s entire Board of Directors and determine the outcome of other matters submitted to the Company’s stockholders, such as the approval of significant transactions. MGM MIRAGE acts largely as a holding company and, through wholly-owned subsidiaries, owns and/or operates casino resorts.
     The Company owns and operates the following casino resorts in Las Vegas, Nevada: Bellagio, MGM Grand Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Luxor, Treasure Island (“TI”), New York-New York, Excalibur, Monte Carlo, Circus Circus Las Vegas and Slots-A-Fun. Operations at MGM Grand Las Vegas include management of The Signature at MGM Grand Las Vegas, a condominium-hotel consisting of over 1,500 units. Other Nevada operations include Circus Circus Reno, Gold Strike in Jean, and Railroad Pass in Henderson. The Company has a 50% investment in Silver Legacy in Reno, which is adjacent to Circus Circus Reno. The Company also owns Shadow Creek, an exclusive golf course located approximately ten miles north of its Las Vegas Strip resorts, and the Primm Valley Golf Club at the California/Nevada state line.
     In April 2007, the Company completed the sale of Buffalo Bill’s, Primm Valley, and Whiskey Pete’s casino resorts (the “Primm Valley Resorts”), not including the Primm Valley Golf Club, for net proceeds of approximately $398 million. In June 2007, the Company completed the sale of the Colorado Belle and Edgewater in Laughlin (the “Laughlin Properties”), for net proceeds of approximately $199 million. In February 2007, the Company entered into an agreement to contribute Gold Strike, Nevada Landing (closed in March 2007) and surrounding land to a joint venture. In June 2008, the parties decided not to move forward with the joint venture in light of current market conditions, and in July 2008, the parties terminated the joint venture agreement. See Note 2 for further discussion of these transactions.
     The Company owns 50% of CityCenter, a mixed-use development on the Las Vegas Strip between Bellagio and Monte Carlo, expected to open in late 2009. CityCenter will feature a 4,000-room casino resort; two 400-room non-gaming boutique hotels, one of which will be managed by luxury hotelier Mandarin Oriental; approximately 425,000 square feet of retail shops, dining and entertainment venues in The Crystals retail complex; and approximately 2.3 million square feet of residential space in approximately 2,700 luxury condominium and condominium-hotel units in multiple towers. The other 50% of CityCenter is owned by Infinity World Development Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai World. The Company is managing the development of CityCenter and, upon completion of construction, will manage the operations of CityCenter for a fee. The Company owned 100% of CityCenter until November 2007. Construction costs for the major components of CityCenter are covered by guaranteed maximum price contracts (“GMPs”) totaling $6.9 billion, which had been fully executed as of September 30, 2008. CityCenter has implemented a cost savings program expected to result in savings of approximately $0.4 billion which would reduce the $6.9 billion in GMP construction costs. Additional budgeted cash expenditures include $1.8 billion in construction costs not included in the GMPs, $0.2 billion of preopening costs, and $0.3 billion of financing costs.
     The Company and its local partners own and operate the MGM Grand Detroit in Detroit, Michigan. The resort’s interim facility closed on September 30, 2007 and the permanent casino resort opened on October 2, 2007. The Company also owns and operates two resorts in Mississippi – Beau Rivage in Biloxi, which includes the Fallen Oak golf course, and Gold Strike Tunica.
     The Company has 50% interests in three casino resorts outside of Nevada: Grand Victoria, Borgata and MGM Grand Macau (through its 50% ownership of MGM Grand Paradise Limited). Grand Victoria is a riverboat casino in Elgin, Illinois – an affiliate of Hyatt Gaming owns the other 50% of Grand Victoria and also operates the resort. Borgata is located on Renaissance Pointe in the Marina area of Atlantic City, New Jersey – Boyd Gaming Corporation owns the other 50% of Borgata and also operates the resort. MGM Grand Macau opened on December 18, 2007 – Pansy Ho Chiu-King owns the other 50% of MGM Grand Paradise Limited.
     The Company owns additional land adjacent to Borgata, a portion of which is planned for a wholly-owned development, MGM Grand Atlantic City. The Company has made extensive progress in design and other pre-development activities. However, current economic conditions and the impact of the credit market environment have caused the Company to reassess timing for this project. Accordingly, the Company has postponed additional development activities. The Company has also postponed further design and pre-construction activities for its planned North Las Vegas Strip project with Kerzner International and Istithmar – see Note 5 for further discussion.

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     Financial statement impact of Hurricane Katrina and Monte Carlo fire. The Company maintains insurance for both property damage and business interruption relating to catastrophic events, such as Hurricane Katrina affecting Beau Rivage in August 2005 and the rooftop fire at Monte Carlo in January 2008. Business interruption coverage covers lost profits and other costs incurred during the closure period and up to six months following re-opening.
     Non-refundable insurance recoveries received in excess of the net book value of damaged assets, clean-up and demolition costs, and post-event costs are recognized as income in the period received or committed based on the Company’s estimate of the total claim for property damage (recorded as “Property transactions, net”) and business interruption (recorded as a reduction of “General and administrative” expenses) compared to the recoveries received at that time. All post-event costs and expected recoveries are recorded net within “General and administrative” expenses, except for depreciation of non-damaged assets, which is classified as “Depreciation and amortization.”
     Insurance recoveries are classified in the statement of cash flows based on the coverage to which they relate. Recoveries related to business interruption are classified as operating cash flows and recoveries related to property damage are classified as investing cash flows. However, the Company’s insurance policy includes undifferentiated coverage for both property damage and business interruption. Therefore, the Company classifies insurance recoveries as being related to property damage until the full amount of damaged assets and demolition costs are recovered, and classifies additional recoveries up to the amount of post-event costs incurred as being related to business interruption. Insurance recoveries beyond that amount are classified as operating or investing cash flows based on the Company’s estimated allocation of the total claim.
     The following table shows the income statement impact of insurance proceeds from Hurricane Katrina and the Monte Carlo fire:
                                 
    Three Months     Nine Months  
For the periods ended September 30,   2008     2007     2008     2007  
    (In thousands)  
Reduction of general and administrative expenses:
                               
Hurricane Katrina
  $     $ 27,521     $     $ 27,521  
Monte Carlo fire
                9,146        
 
                       
 
  $     $ 27,521     $ 9,146     $ 27,521  
 
                       
 
                               
Reduction of property transactions, net:
                               
Hurricane Katrina
  $     $ 107,035     $     $ 107,035  
Monte Carlo fire
                9,639        
 
                       
 
  $     $ 107,035     $ 9,639     $ 107,035  
 
                       
     The following table shows the cash flow statement impact of insurance proceeds from Hurricane Katrina and the Monte Carlo fire:
                 
    Nine Months  
For the periods ended September 30,   2008     2007  
    (In thousands)  
Cash flows from operating activities:
               
Hurricane Katrina
  $     $ 42,233  
Monte Carlo fire
    28,891        
 
           
 
  $ 28,891     $ 42,233  
 
           
 
               
Cash flows from investing activities:
               
Hurricane Katrina
  $     $ 124,917  
Monte Carlo fire
    21,109        
 
           
 
  $ 21,109     $ 124,917  
 
           
     Hurricane Katrina. The Company reached final settlement agreements with its insurance carriers related to Hurricane Katrina in late 2007. In total, the Company received insurance recoveries of $635 million, which exceeded the $265 million net book value of damaged assets and post-storm costs incurred. The Company recognized the $370 million of insurance recoveries in income in 2007 and 2006.
     Monte Carlo fire. As of September 30, 2008, the Company had received $50 million of proceeds from its insurance carriers related to the Monte Carlo fire. Through September 30, 2008, the Company recorded a write-down of $4 million related to the net book value of damaged assets, demolition costs of $7 million, and operating costs of $21 million. As of September 30, 2008, the Company had a receivable of approximately $1 million from its insurance carriers.
     Fair value measurement. The Company adopted Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 157, “Fair Value Measurements” (“SFAS 157”) related to financial assets and liabilities, on January 1, 2008. SFAS 157 establishes a framework for measuring the fair value of financial assets and liabilities and requires certain disclosures about fair value.  The Company’s only significant assets and liabilities affected by the adoption of SFAS 157 are:
  1)   Marketable securities held in connection with the Company’s deferred compensation and supplemental executive retirement plans, and the plans’ corresponding liabilities. As of September 30, 2008, the assets and liabilities related to these plans each totaled $136 million, measured entirely using “Level 1” inputs under SFAS 157, which are observable inputs for identical assets such as quoted prices in an active market.

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  2)   The Company’s investment in The M Resort LLC convertible note and embedded call option, both of which are recorded at fair value. As of September 30, 2008, the fair value of the convertible note was $132 million, including accrued interest, measured using “Level 2” inputs. The fair value of the embedded call option remained at $0, measured using “Level 3” inputs under SFAS 157. Level 2 inputs are observable inputs for similar assets, including interest rates for similar investments. Level 3 inputs are unobservable inputs, such as estimates of future cash flows.
     Goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets. Goodwill represents the excess of purchase price over fair market value of net assets acquired in business combinations. The Company’s goodwill balances include goodwill of $1.2 billion related to the acquisition of Mandalay Resort Group in 2005 and $76 million related to the acquisition of Mirage Resorts, Incorporated in 2000. Goodwill related to the Mandalay acquisition was primarily assigned to Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Excalibur and Gold Strike Tunica. Goodwill related to the Mirage Resorts acquisition was assigned to Bellagio, The Mirage and TI. The Company’s indefinite-lived intangible assets balance of $345 million includes trademarks and tradenames of $228 million related to the Mandalay acquisition.
     Goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets must be reviewed for impairment at least annually and between annual test dates in certain circumstances. The Company performs its annual impairment tests in the fourth quarter of each fiscal year. No impairments were indicated as a result of the annual impairment review for goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets in 2007 and the fair value of the Company’s reporting units with significant goodwill balances exceeded their carrying values by substantial margins.
     The Company does not believe a triggering event requiring the Company to conduct an interim impairment test had occurred as of September 30, 2008 and will perform the annual test during the fourth quarter. As of September 30, 2008, the Company’s market capitalization exceeded its net book value by 53%, or $2.7 billion, and its net book value per share was $18.61. However, due to a subsequent decline in the Company’s market capitalization, the Company believes it is reasonably possible that its fourth quarter analysis will result in a non-cash impairment charge, but cannot reasonably estimate the amount of such charge.
     Goodwill for relevant reporting units is tested for impairment using a discounted cash flow analysis based on the estimated future results of the Company’s reporting units discounted using the Company’s weighted average cost of capital and market indicators of terminal year free cash flow multiples. When the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying value, then the implied fair value of the goodwill to the reporting unit must be calculated and compared to the carrying value of that goodwill. The implied fair value of goodwill is determined by allocating the fair value of the reporting unit to the assets and liabilities of that unit as if it had been acquired in a business combination and the fair value of the reporting unit was the price paid to acquire the reporting unit. The excess of the fair value of the reporting unit over the amounts assigned to its assets and liabilities is the implied fair value of goodwill. If the implied fair value of the goodwill is less than its carrying value then it must be written down to its implied fair value. License rights and trademarks are tested for impairment using the relief-from-royalty method. If the fair value of an indefinite-lived intangible asset is less than its carrying amount, an impairment loss must be recognized equal to the difference.
     Property and equipment. The Company evaluates its property and equipment and other long-lived assets for impairment in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 144, “Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets.” For assets to be held and used, the Company reviews fixed assets for impairment whenever indicators of impairment exist. If an indicator of impairment exists, the Company compares the estimated future cash flows of the asset, on an undiscounted basis, to the carrying value of the asset. If the undiscounted cash flows exceed the carrying value, no impairment is indicated. If the undiscounted cash flows do not exceed the carrying value, then an impairment is measured based on fair value compared to carrying value.
     During the third quarter of 2008, the Company concluded that the Primm Valley Golf Club (“PVGC”) should be reviewed for impairment due to its recent operating losses and the Company’s expectation that such operating losses will continue. The estimated future undiscounted cash flows of PVGC do not exceed its carrying value. The Company determined the fair value of PVGC to be approximately $14 million based on the comparable sales approach. The carrying value of PVGC exceeds its fair value and as a result, the Company recorded an impairment charge of $30 million which is included in “Property transactions, net” in the accompanying consolidated statements of income for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2008.
     Basis of presentation. As permitted by the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles have been condensed or omitted. These consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s 2007 annual consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007.

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     In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments – which include only normal recurring adjustments – necessary to present fairly the Company’s financial position as of September 30, 2008, the results of its operations for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2008 and 2007, and its cash flows for the nine month periods ended September 30, 2008 and 2007. The results of operations for such periods are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year. Certain reclassifications, which have no effect on previously reported net income, have been made to the 2007 financial statements to conform to the 2008 presentation. Substantially all of the prior year reclassifications relate to the classification of meals provided free to employees as a “general and administrative” expense, while in past periods the cost of these meals was charged to each operating department. The total amount reclassified to general and administrative expenses for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 was $28 million and $82 million, respectively.
NOTE 2 — ASSETS HELD FOR SALE AND DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS
     The sale of the Primm Valley Resorts in April 2007 resulted in a pre-tax gain of $202 million. The sale of the Laughlin Properties in June 2007 resulted in a pre-tax gain of $64 million. The results of the Laughlin Properties and Primm Valley Resorts are classified as discontinued operations in the accompanying consolidated statements of income for all periods presented. The cash flows of discontinued operations are included with the cash flows of continuing operations in the accompanying consolidated statements of cash flows. Other information related to discontinued operations is as follows:
                                 
    Three Months   Nine Months
For the periods ended September 30,   2008   2007   2008   2007
    (In thousands)
Net revenues of discontinued operations
  $     $     $     $ 128,619  
Interest allocated to discontinued operations (based on the ratio of net assets of discontinued operations to total consolidated net assets and debt)
                      5,844  
     The assets and liabilities of the Jean Properties were classified as held for sale until June 30, 2008. Such assets and liabilities were reclassified back to assets held for use for all periods presented because they no longer met the criteria for presentation as held for sale. No impairment of the Jean Properties was indicated at the time of the reclassification back to assets held for use. Nevada Landing closed in March 2007 and the carrying values of its building assets were written-off. These amounts are included in “Property transactions, net” in the accompanying consolidated statements of income for the nine months ended September 30, 2007.
NOTE 3 — INVESTMENTS IN UNCONSOLIDATED AFFILIATES
     Investments in unconsolidated affiliates consisted of the following:
                 
    September 30,     December 31,  
    2008     2007  
    (In thousands)  
CityCenter Holdings, LLC – CityCenter (50%)
  $ 1,467,973     $ 1,421,480  
Marina District Development Company – Borgata (50%)
    469,344       453,277  
Elgin Riverboat Resort–Riverboat Casino – Grand Victoria (50%)
    296,184       297,328  
MGM Grand Paradise Limited – Macau (50%)
    258,206       258,298  
Circus and Eldorado Joint Venture – Silver Legacy (50%)
    29,999       35,152  
Turnberry/MGM Grand Towers – The Signature at MGM Grand (50%)
    5,651       5,651  
Other
    8,836       11,541  
 
           
 
  $ 2,536,193     $ 2,482,727  
 
           
     In October 2008, CityCenter closed on a $1.8 billion senior secured bank credit facility. The credit facility can be increased up to $3 billion and consists of a $250 million revolver with the remaining amount being in the form of term loans. The credit facility matures in April 2013, is secured by substantially all of the assets of CityCenter, and is initially priced at LIBOR plus 3.75% through the construction period.
     Through September 30, 2008, the Company and Dubai World had each made loans of $800 million to CityCenter, which are subordinate to the credit facility, to fund construction costs and have each subsequently provided additional subordinated loans of $125 million. Subsequent to September 30, 2008, $425 million of each partner’s loan funding has been converted to equity. Under the terms of the credit facility, the Company and Dubai World are each required to fund future construction costs through equity commitments of up to $959 million, which requirement would be reduced by future qualifying financing obtained by CityCenter. During the fourth quarter of 2008, the Company will record a liability equal to the present value of such equity contributions. The proceeds from the subordinated loans and equity contributions will be used to fund construction costs prior to amounts being drawn under the credit facility. Under certain circumstances, including obtaining $3.0 billion in commitments, the term loans may be drawn on a ratable basis with the portion of the unexpended subordinated loans and equity contributions.

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     In conjunction with the CityCenter credit facility, the Company and Dubai World have entered into partial completion guarantees on a several basis. The partial completion guarantees provide for additional contingent funding of construction costs in the event such funding is necessary to complete the project, up to a maximum amount of $600 million from each partner. During the fourth quarter of 2008, the Company will record a liability equal to the fair value of its partial completion guarantee in accordance with FASB Interpretation No. 45, “Guarantor’s Accounting and Disclosure Requirements for Guarantees, Including Indirect Guarantees of Indebtedness of Others.” As a result of recording the liabilities for the Company’s equity contributions and partial completion guarantee, the Company will record an increase to its investment balance.
     During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008, the Company incurred $9 million and $34 million, respectively, of costs reimbursable by CityCenter, primarily employee compensation, residential sales costs, and certain allocated costs. Such costs are recorded as “Other” operating expenses, and the reimbursement of such costs is recorded as “Other” revenue in the accompanying consolidated statements of income.
     The Company recorded the following related to its share of profits from The Signature at MGM Grand:
                                 
    Three Months     Nine Months  
For the periods ended September 30,   2008     2007     2008     2007  
    (In thousands)  
Income from joint venture
  $     $ 10,487     $     $ 75,244  
Gain on land previously deferred
          1,538             7,983  
Other income
          144             742  
 
                       
 
  $     $ 12,169     $     $ 83,969  
 
                       
     The Company recorded its share of the results of operations of unconsolidated affiliates as follows:
                                 
    Three Months     Nine Months  
For the periods ended September 30,   2008     2007     2008     2007  
    (In thousands)  
Income from unconsolidated affiliates
  $ 38,572     $ 54,260     $ 89,728     $ 192,227  
Preopening and start-up expenses
    (4,710 )     (6,559 )     (15,928 )     (13,432 )
Non-operating items from unconsolidated affiliates
    (9,552 )     (4,599 )     (26,731 )     (14,419 )
 
                       
 
  $ 24,310     $ 43,102     $ 47,069     $ 164,376  
 
                       
NOTE 4 — LONG-TERM DEBT
     Long-term debt consisted of the following:
                 
    September 30,     December 31,  
    2008     2007  
    (In thousands)  
Senior credit facility
  $ 5,730,500     $ 3,229,550  
$180.4 million 6.75% senior notes, 2008, net
          180,085  
$196.2 million 9.5% senior notes, 2008, net
          200,203  
$226.3 million 6.5% senior notes, due 2009, net
    226,883       227,356  
$1.05 billion 6% senior notes, due 2009, net
    1,051,505       1,052,577  
$297.6 million 9.375% senior subordinated notes, due 2010, net
    307,669       312,807  
$825 million 8.5% senior notes, due 2010, net
    824,058       823,689  
$400 million 8.375% senior subordinated notes, due 2011
    400,000       400,000  
$132.4 million 6.375% senior notes, due 2011, net
    133,155       133,320  
$550 million 6.75% senior notes, due 2012
    550,000       550,000  
$150 million 7.625% senior subordinated debentures, due 2013, net
    154,144       154,679  
$500 million 6.75% senior notes, due 2013
    500,000       500,000  
$525 million 5.875% senior notes, due 2014, net
    523,286       523,089  
$875 million 6.625% senior notes, due 2015, net
    878,842       879,173  
$250 million 6.875% senior notes, due 2016,
    250,000       250,000  
$750 million 7.5% senior notes, due 2016
    750,000       750,000  
$100 million 7.25% senior debentures, due 2017, net
    85,269       84,499  
$750 million 7.625% senior notes, due 2017
    750,000       750,000  
Floating rate convertible senior debentures, due 2033
    8,472       8,472  
$150 million 7% debentures, due 2036, net
    155,784       155,835  
$4.3 million 6.7% debentures, due 2096
    4,265       4,265  
Other notes
    4,474       5,630  
 
           
 
  $ 13,288,306     $ 11,175,229  
 
           

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     Amounts due within one year of the balance sheet date are classified as long-term in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets because the Company has both the intent and ability to repay these amounts with available borrowings under the senior credit facility. Interest expense, net consisted of the following:
                                 
    Three Months     Nine Months  
For the periods ended September 30,   2008     2007     2008     2007  
    (In thousands)  
Total interest incurred
  $ 187,224     $ 242,808     $ 560,603     $ 713,868  
Interest capitalized
    (42,473 )     (62,775 )     (120,759 )     (160,551 )
Interest allocated to discontinued operations
                      (5,844 )
 
                       
 
  $ 144,751     $ 180,033     $ 439,844     $ 547,473  
 
                       
     The senior credit facility has a total capacity of $7 billion, and matures in 2011. The Company has the ability to solicit additional lender commitments to increase the capacity to $8 billion. The components of the senior credit facility include a term loan facility of $2.5 billion and a revolving credit facility of $4.5 billion. At September 30, 2008, the Company had approximately $1.2 billion of available borrowing capacity under the senior credit facility.
     In February 2008, the Company repaid the $180.4 million of 6.75% senior notes at maturity using borrowings under the senior credit facility. In August 2008, the Company repaid the $196.2 million of 9.5% senior notes at maturity using borrowings under the senior credit facility.
     In May 2007, the Company issued $750 million of 7.5% senior notes due 2016. In June 2007, the Company repaid the $710 million of 9.75% senior subordinated notes at maturity. In August 2007, the Company repaid the $200 million of 6.75% senior notes and the $492.2 million of 10.25% senior subordinated notes at maturity using borrowings under the senior credit facility.
     In October 2008, we received notice from holders of substantially all of our $150 million 7% debentures due 2036 requiring us to repurchase such debt in November 2008. Also in October 2008, the Company entered into an agreement to issue $750 million of 13% senior secured notes due 2013, issued at a discount to yield 15% with net proceeds to the Company of $687 million, with closing scheduled for November 14, 2008. The notes will be secured by the equity interests and assets of New York-New York and will otherwise rank equally with the Company’s existing and future senior indebtedness.
     The Company’s long-term debt obligations contain customary covenants, including requiring the Company to maintain certain financial ratios. In September 2008, the Company amended its senior credit facility to increase the maximum total leverage ratio (debt to EBITDA, as defined) to 7.5:1.0 beginning with the fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2008, which will remain in effect through December 31, 2009, with step downs thereafter. As of September 30, 2008, the Company was required to maintain a maximum total leverage ratio of 6.5:1.0 and a minimum coverage ratio (EBITDA to interest charges, as defined) of 2.0:1.0. At September 30, 2008, the Company’s leverage and interest coverage ratios were 5.8:1.0 and 3.0:1.0, respectively.
     The estimated fair value of the Company’s long-term debt at September 30, 2008 was approximately $10.9 billion, versus its book value of $13.3 billion. The estimated fair value of the Company’s long-term debt at December 31, 2007 was approximately $10.9 billion versus its book value of $11.2 billion. The estimated fair value of the Company’s debt securities was based on quoted market prices on or about the respective dates.
NOTE 5 — COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
     Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. The Company entered into a series of agreements to implement a strategic alliance with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation (“MPTN”), which owns and operates Foxwoods Casino Resort in Ledyard, Connecticut. The Company and MPTN have formed a jointly owned company – Unity Gaming, LLC – to acquire or develop future gaming and non-gaming enterprises. Under certain circumstances, the Company will provide a loan of up to $200 million to finance a portion of MPTN’s investment in future joint projects.
     Kerzner/Istithmar Joint Venture. In September 2007, the Company entered into a definitive agreement with Kerzner International and Istithmar forming a joint venture to develop a multi-billion dollar integrated resort to be located on the southwest corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara Avenue. In September 2008, the Company and its partners agreed to defer additional design and pre-construction activities and amended their joint venture agreement accordingly. In the event the joint venture determines that the resort will be developed, the Company will contribute 40 acres of land, valued at $20 million per acre, for fifty percent of the equity in the joint venture. Kerzner International and Istithmar will contribute cash totaling $600 million, of which $200 million will be distributed to the Company, for the other 50% of the equity.

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     Guarantees. The Company is party to various guarantee contracts in the normal course of business, which are generally supported by letters of credit issued by financial institutions. The Company’s senior credit facility limits the amount of letters of credit that can be issued to $250 million, and the amount of available borrowings under the senior credit facility is reduced by any outstanding letters of credit. At September 30, 2008, the Company had provided $91 million of total letters of credit, including $50 million to support bonds issued by the Economic Development Corporation of the City of Detroit which are recorded as a liability of the Company.
     Litigation. The Company is a party to various legal proceedings, most of which relate to routine matters incidental to its business. Management does not believe that the outcome of such proceedings will have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial position or results of operations.
     Sales and use tax on complimentary meals. In March 2008, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled, in a case involving another casino company, that food and non-alcoholic beverages purchased for use in providing complimentary meals to customers and to employees were exempt from sales and use tax. The Company had previously paid use tax on these items and has generally filed for refunds for the periods from January 2001 to February 2008 related to this matter. The amount subject to these refunds, including amounts related to the Mandalay Resort Group properties prior to the Company’s 2005 acquisition of Mandalay Resort Group, is approximately $38 million.
     The Nevada Department of Taxation (the “Department”) filed a petition for rehearing, which the Nevada Supreme Court announced in July 2008 it would not grant. As of September 30, 2008, the Company had not recorded income related to this matter because the refund claims are subject to audit and it is unclear whether the Department will pursue alternative legal theories in connection with certain issues raised in the Supreme Court case in any audit of the refund claims. However, the Company is claiming the exemption on sales and use tax returns for periods after February 2008 in light of the Nevada Supreme Court decision.
NOTE 6 — INCOME PER SHARE OF COMMON STOCK
     The weighted-average number of common and common equivalent shares used in the calculation of basic and diluted earnings per share consisted of the following:
                                 
    Three Months     Nine Months  
For the periods ended September 30,   2008     2007     2008     2007  
    (In thousands)  
Weighted-average common shares outstanding (used in the calculation of basic earnings per share)
    276,417       284,730       280,926       284,201  
Potential dilution from stock options, stock appreciation rights and restricted stock
    3,429       11,518       6,678       11,486  
 
                       
Weighted-average common and common equivalent shares (used in the calculation of diluted earnings per share)
    279,846       296,248       287,604       295,687  
 
                       
 
                               
Anti-dilutive securities excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings per share
    18,642       1,053       9,106       1,003  
 
                       
NOTE 7 — COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
     Comprehensive income consisted of the following:
                                 
    Three Months     Nine Months  
For the periods ended September 30,   2008     2007     2008     2007  
    (In thousands)  
Net income
  $ 61,278     $ 183,863     $ 292,725     $ 712,208  
Valuation adjustment to M Resort convertible note, net of taxes
    (16,496 )           (23,717 )      
Currency translation adjustment
    (272 )     197       (3,356 )     700  
 
                       
 
  $ 44,510     $ 184,060     $ 265,652     $ 712,908  
 
                       
NOTE 8 — STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
     Tender Offer. In February 2008, the Company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai World completed a joint tender offer to purchase 15 million shares of Company common stock at a price of $80 per share. The Company purchased 8.5 million shares at a total purchase price of $680 million.

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     Stock repurchases. In addition to the tender offer, the Company repurchased 9.7 million shares of common stock at a total cost of $561 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2008. As of September 30, 2008, the Company had completed its December 2007 share repurchase authorization and had not repurchased any shares under a new 20 million share authorization approved by the Company’s Board of Directors in May 2008. In the nine months ended September 30, 2007, the Company repurchased 2.5 million shares of common stock at a total cost of $175 million.
NOTE 9 — STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION
     The Company adopted an omnibus incentive plan in 2005 which, as amended, allows it to grant stock options, stock appreciation rights (“SARs”), restricted stock, and other stock-based awards to eligible directors, officers and employees of the Company and its subsidiaries. The omnibus plan was amended in August 2008 to provide for an additional 15 million shares available for grant. The plans are administered by the Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) of the Board of Directors. The Committee has discretion under the omnibus plan regarding which type of awards to grant, the vesting and service requirements, exercise price and other conditions, in all cases subject to certain limits, including:
    As amended, the omnibus plan allows for the issuance of up to 35 million shares or share-based awards;
 
    For stock options and SARs, the exercise price of the award must be at least equal to the fair market value of the stock on the date of grant and the maximum term of such an award is 10 years.
     Through September 30, 2008, the Committee had only awarded stock options and SARs under the omnibus plan. The Company’s practice has been to issue new shares upon the exercise of stock options and SARs. Under the Company’s previous plans, the Committee issued stock options and restricted stock. Stock options and SARs granted under all plans generally have terms of either seven or ten years, and in most cases vest in either four or five equal annual installments.
     In September 2008, the Company offered certain eligible employees an opportunity to exchange certain outstanding stock options and SARs for restricted stock units (“RSUs”) which provide a right to receive one share of common stock for each RSU. The exchange offer expired in October 2008. The number of RSUs to be granted in the exchange offer was based on an exchange ratio for each grant determined by the Committee. The total number of stock options and SARs eligible to be exchanged was approximately 4.7 million, of which approximately 4.2 million were exchanged for a total of approximately 0.7 million RSUs. On the date of the exchange, the fair value of the RSUs did not exceed the fair value of the exchanged stock options and SARs calculated immediately prior to the exchange. Therefore, the Company will not record additional expense related to the exchange and the unamortized compensation related to the exchanged stock options and SARs will continue to be amortized to expense ratably over the remaining life of the new RSUs. The RSUs granted in the exchange offer will vest on the same dates that the underlying stock options and SARs would have otherwise vested, except that no RSUs will vest prior to July 1, 2009. All exchanged stock options and SARs which have vested, or would have vested, before July 1, 2009 were replaced by RSUs that vest on July 1, 2009.
     As of September 30, 2008, the aggregate number of share-based awards available for grant under the omnibus plan was 16.2 million. A summary of activity under the Company’s share-based payment plans for the nine months ended September 30, 2008 is presented below:
Stock options and stock appreciation rights
                 
            Weighted
            Average
    Shares   Exercise
    (000’s)   Price
Outstanding at January 1, 2008
    26,674     $ 31.90  
Granted
    2,281       55.04  
Exercised
    (852 )     16.08  
Forfeited or expired
    (427 )     46.64  
 
               
Outstanding at September 30, 2008
    27,676       34.11  
 
               
Exercisable at September 30, 2008
    16,594       24.06  
 
               

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     As of September 30, 2008, there was a total of $112 million of unamortized compensation related to stock options and stock appreciation rights expected to vest, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 2.3 years. The following table includes additional information related to stock options and SARs:
                 
    Nine Months
For the periods ended September 30,   2008   2007
    (In thousands)
Intrinsic value of stock options and SARs exercised
  $ 33,316     $ 243,417  
Income tax benefit from stock options and SARs exercised
    10,702       81,732  
Proceeds from stock option exercises
    14,010       76,026  
     The Company adopted Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123 (revised 2004), “Share-Based Payment” (“SFAS 123(R)”) on January 1, 2006 using the modified prospective method. The Company recognizes the fair value of awards granted under the Company’s omnibus plan in the income statement based on the fair value of these awards measured at the date of grant using the Black-Scholes model. For awards granted prior to adoption, the unamortized expense is being recognized on an accelerated basis, since this was the method used for disclosure purposes prior to the adoption of SFAS 123(R). For awards granted after adoption, such expense is being recognized on a straight-line basis over the vesting period of the awards. Forfeitures are estimated at the time of grant, with such estimate updated periodically and with actual forfeitures recognized currently to the extent they differ from the estimate.
     The following table shows information about compensation cost recognized:
                                 
    Three Months     Nine Months  
For the periods ended September 30,   2008     2007     2008     2007  
    (In thousands)  
Compensation cost
  $ 8,898     $ 11,623     $ 29,767     $ 35,953  
Less: Compensation cost capitalized
    (28 )     (911 )     (102 )     (1,466 )
 
                       
Compensation cost recognized as expense
    8,870       10,712       29,665       34,487  
Less: Related tax benefit
    (3,172 )     (3,654 )     (10,298 )     (11,885 )
 
                       
Compensation expense, net of tax benefit
  $ 5,698     $ 7,058     $ 19,367     $ 22,602  
 
                       
     Compensation cost for stock options and stock appreciation rights was based on the fair value of each award, measured by applying the Black-Scholes model on the date of grant, using the following weighted-average assumptions:
                                 
    Three Months   Nine Months
For the periods ended September 30,   2008   2007   2008   2007
 
Expected volatility
    53 %     33 %     41 %     30 %
Expected term
  4.5 years   4.1 years   4.5 years   4.1 years
Expected dividend yield
    0 %     0 %     0 %     0 %
Risk-free interest rate
    3.1 %     4.4 %     2.7 %     4.6 %
Forfeiture rate
    3.4 %     4.6 %     3.4 %     4.6 %
Weighted-average fair value of options granted
  $ 14.52     $ 27.64     $ 20.48     $ 23.24  
NOTE 10 — PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS, NET
     Net property transactions consisted of the following:
                                 
    Three Months     Nine Months  
For the periods ended September 30,   2008     2007     2008     2007  
    (In thousands)  
Monte Carlo fire insurance recoveries
  $     $     $ (9,639 )   $  
Hurricane Katrina insurance recoveries
          (107,035 )           (107,035 )
Write-downs and impairments
    30,928       11,439       38,449       19,252  
Demolition costs
    799       5,435       5,470       5,435  
Net losses on sale or disposal of fixed assets
    599       936       704       549  
 
                       
 
  $ 32,326     $ (89,225 )   $ 34,984     $ (81,799 )
 
                       
     Write-downs and impairments in 2008 primarily related to the write-down of Primm Valley Golf Club as discussed in Note 1. Additional write-down and impairments relate to a damaged marquee sign at Bellagio, assets written-off in conjunction with retail store changes at Mandalay Bay, and discontinued capital projects. Demolition costs in 2008 relate largely to room remodel activity.

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     Write-downs and impairments in 2007 include write-offs related to discontinued construction projects and a write-off of the carrying value of the building assets of Nevada Landing which closed in March 2007. The 2007 periods also include demolition costs related to ongoing projects at the Company’s resorts.
NOTE 11 — CONSOLIDATING CONDENSED FINANCIAL INFORMATION
     The Company’s subsidiaries (excluding MGM Grand Detroit, LLC, foreign subsidiaries, and certain minor subsidiaries) have fully and unconditionally guaranteed, on a joint and several basis, payment of the senior credit facility, the senior notes and the senior subordinated notes. Separate condensed financial statement information for the subsidiary guarantors and non-guarantors as of September 30, 2008 and December 31, 2007 and for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2008 and 2007 is as follows:
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING BALANCE SHEET INFORMATION
                                         
    As of September 30, 2008  
            Guarantor     Non-Guarantor              
    Parent     Subsidiaries     Subsidiaries     Elimination     Consolidated  
    (In thousands)  
Current assets
  $ 104,169     $ 743,222     $ 65,821     $     $ 913,212  
Property and equipment, net
          16,146,515       755,412       (11,972 )     16,889,955  
Investments in subsidiaries
    19,906,640       501,701             (20,408,341 )      
Investments in unconsolidated affiliates
          2,276,825       259,368             2,536,193  
Other non-current assets
    235,078       2,700,981       115,309             3,051,368  
 
                             
 
  $ 20,245,887     $ 22,369,244     $ 1,195,910     $ (20,420,313 )   $ 23,390,728  
 
                             
 
                                       
Current liabilities
  $ 131,916     $ 1,005,931     $ 34,658     $     $ 1,172,505  
Intercompany accounts
    (334,818 )     293,396       41,422              
Deferred income taxes
    3,420,190                         3,420,190  
Long-term debt
    11,771,190       1,080,116       437,000             13,288,306  
Other non-current liabilities
    112,949       199,250       53,068             365,267  
Stockholders’ equity
    5,144,460       19,790,551       629,762       (20,420,313 )     5,144,460  
 
                             
 
  $ 20,245,887     $ 22,369,244     $ 1,195,910     $ (20,420,313 )   $ 23,390,728  
 
                             
                                         
    As of December 31, 2007  
            Guarantor     Non-Guarantor              
    Parent     Subsidiaries     Subsidiaries     Elimination     Consolidated  
    (In thousands)  
Current assets
  $ 81,379     $ 983,836     $ 60,600     $     $ 1,125,815  
Property and equipment, net
          16,091,836       791,034       (11,972 )     16,870,898  
Investments in subsidiaries
    19,169,892       484,047             (19,653,939 )      
Investments in unconsolidated affiliates
          2,224,429       258,298             2,482,727  
Other non-current assets
    244,857       1,892,685       110,704             2,248,246  
 
                             
 
  $ 19,496,128     $ 21,676,833     $ 1,220,636     $ (19,665,911 )   $ 22,727,686  
 
                             
 
                                       
Current liabilities
  $ 459,968     $ 1,217,506     $ 47,213     $     $ 1,724,687  
Intercompany accounts
    125,094       (396,080 )     270,986              
Deferred income taxes
    3,416,660                         3,416,660  
Long-term debt
    9,347,527       1,467,152       360,550             11,175,229  
Other long-term obligations
    86,176       209,554       54,677             350,407  
Stockholders’ equity
    6,060,703       19,178,701       487,210       (19,665,911 )     6,060,703  
 
                             
 
  $ 19,496,128     $ 21,676,833     $ 1,220,636     $ (19,665,911 )   $ 22,727,686  
 
                             

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS INFORMATION
                                         
    For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2008  
            Guarantor     Non-Guarantor              
    Parent     Subsidiaries     Subsidiaries     Elimination     Consolidated  
    (In thousands)  
Net revenues
  $     $ 1,639,174     $ 146,357     $     $ 1,785,531  
Equity in subsidiaries’ earnings
    216,099       18,663             (234,762 )      
Expenses:
                                       
Casino and hotel operations
    3,200       908,830       81,286             993,316  
General and administrative
    2,034       296,560       28,237             326,831  
Corporate expense
    3,193       21,242       31             24,466  
Preopening and start-up expenses
          5,505                   5,505  
Property transactions, net
    (3,121 )     35,447                   32,326  
Depreciation and amortization
          185,837       14,265             200,102  
 
                             
 
    5,306       1,453,421       123,819             1,582,546  
 
                             
Income from unconsolidated affiliates
          30,707       7,865             38,572  
 
                             
Operating income
    210,793       235,123       30,403       (234,762 )     241,557  
Interest income (expense), net
    (122,339 )     (12,465 )     (4,037 )           (138,841 )
Other, net
          (1,030 )     (6,397 )           (7,427 )
 
                             
Income before income taxes
    88,454       221,628       19,969       (234,762 )     95,289  
Provision for income taxes
    (27,176 )     (5,529 )     (1,306 )           (34,011 )
 
                             
Net income
  $ 61,278     $ 216,099     $ 18,663     $ (234,762 )   $ 61,278  
 
                             
                                         
    For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2007  
            Guarantor     Non-Guarantor              
    Parent     Subsidiaries     Subsidiaries     Elimination     Consolidated  
    (In thousands)  
Net revenues
  $     $ 1,786,625     $ 110,445     $     $ 1,897,070  
Equity in subsidiaries’ earnings
    448,290       4,501             (452,791 )      
Expenses:
                                       
Casino and hotel operations
    3,607       935,360       62,669             1,001,636  
General and administrative
    2,498       295,211       16,916             314,625  
Corporate expense
    11,345       51,705                   63,050  
Preopening and start-up expenses
    141       5,882       19,828             25,851  
Property transactions, net
          (89,225 )                 (89,225 )
Depreciation and amortization
    449       164,369       5,962             170,780  
 
                             
 
    18,040       1,363,302       105,375             1,486,717  
 
                             
Income from unconsolidated affiliates
          54,260                   54,260  
 
                             
Operating income
    430,250       482,084       5,070       (452,791 )     464,613  
Interest income (expense), net
    (155,619 )     (20,017 )     373             (175,263 )
Other, net
    444       (6,205 )     10             (5,751 )
 
                             
Income before income taxes
    275,075       455,862       5,453       (452,791 )     283,599  
Provision for income taxes
    (91,212 )     (7,572 )     (952 )           (99,736 )
 
                             
Net income
  $ 183,863     $ 448,290     $ 4,501     $ (452,791 )   $ 183,863  
 
                             

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS INFORMATION
                                         
    For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2008  
            Guarantor     Non-Guarantor              
    Parent     Subsidiaries     Subsidiaries     Elimination     Consolidated  
    (In thousands)  
Net revenues
  $     $ 5,136,714     $ 447,541     $     $ 5,584,255  
Equity in subsidiaries’ earnings
    839,038       49,876             (888,914 )      
Expenses:
                                       
Casino and hotel operations
    10,399       2,797,030       250,774             3,058,203  
General and administrative
    7,076       881,670       82,270             971,016  
Corporate expense
    11,189       71,917       431             83,537  
Preopening and start-up expenses
          17,491       135             17,626  
Restructuring costs
          329                   329  
Property transactions, net
    (8,773 )     43,749       8             34,984  
Depreciation and amortization
          548,745       42,914             591,659  
 
                             
 
    19,891       4,360,931       376,532             4,757,354  
 
                             
Income from unconsolidated affiliates
          76,110       13,618             89,728  
 
                             
Operating income
    819,147       901,769       84,627       (888,914 )     916,629  
Interest income (expense), net
    (369,649 )     (46,055 )     (11,084 )           (426,788 )
Other, net
          (6,251 )     (19,689 )           (25,940 )
 
                             
Income before income taxes
    449,498       849,463       53,854       (888,914 )     463,901  
Provision for income taxes
    (156,773 )     (10,425 )     (3,978 )           (171,176 )
 
                             
Net income
  $ 292,725     $ 839,038     $ 49,876     $ (888,914 )   $ 292,725  
 
                             
                                         
    For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2007  
            Guarantor     Non-Guarantor              
    Parent     Subsidiaries     Subsidiaries     Elimination     Consolidated  
    (In thousands)  
Net revenues
  $     $ 5,425,872     $ 337,049     $     $ 5,762,921  
Equity in subsidiaries’ earnings
    1,500,421       47,662             (1,548,083 )      
Expenses:
                                       
Casino and hotel operations
    10,714       2,799,327       190,663             3,000,704  
General and administrative
    8,792       900,217       47,001             956,010  
Corporate expense
    23,383       117,290                   140,673  
Preopening and start-up expenses
    505       22,494       31,276             54,275  
Property transactions, net
          (81,799 )                 (81,799 )
Depreciation and amortization
    1,347       487,383       17,836             506,566  
 
                             
 
    44,741       4,244,912       286,776             4,576,429  
 
                             
Income from unconsolidated affiliates
          192,227                   192,227  
 
                             
Operating income
    1,455,680       1,420,849       50,273       (1,548,083 )     1,378,719  
Interest income (expense), net
    (466,975 )     (67,953 )     391             (534,537 )
Other, net
    1,166       (20,270 )     1             (19,103 )
 
                             
Income from continuing operations before income taxes
    989,871       1,332,626       50,665       (1,548,083 )     825,079  
Provision for income taxes
    (273,864 )     (18,441 )     (3,003 )           (295,308 )
 
                             
Income from continuing operations
    716,007       1,314,185       47,662       (1,548,083 )     529,771  
Discontinued operations
    (3,799 )     186,236                   182,437  
 
                             
Net income
  $ 712,208     $ 1,500,421     $ 47,662     $ (1,548,083 )   $ 712,208  
 
                             
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS INFORMATION
                                         
    For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2008  
            Guarantor     Non-Guarantor              
    Parent     Subsidiaries     Subsidiaries     Elimination     Consolidated  
    (In thousands)  
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities
  $ (867,027 )   $ 1,323,688     $ 44,059     $     $ 500,720  
Net cash used in investing activities
          (1,525,210 )     (7,284 )     (4,648 )     (1,537,142 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
    855,700       53,843       (43,806 )     4,648       870,385  
                                         
    For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2007  
            Guarantor     Non-Guarantor              
    Parent     Subsidiaries     Subsidiaries     Elimination     Consolidated  
    (In thousands)  
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities
  $ (900,115 )   $ 1,536,364     $ 61,139     $     $ 697,388  
Net cash used in investing activities
          (1,622,537 )     (332,222 )     (3,557 )     (1,958,316 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
    906,383       (59,772 )     272,578       3,557       1,122,746  

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Overview
     General
     At September 30, 2008, our primary operations consisted of 17 wholly-owned casino resorts and 50% investments in four other casino resorts, including:
     
     Las Vegas, Nevada:
  Bellagio, MGM Grand Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Luxor, TI, New York-New York, Excalibur, Monte Carlo, Circus Circus Las Vegas and Slots-A-Fun.
 
   
     Other:
  Circus Circus Reno and Silver Legacy (50% owned) in Reno, Nevada; Gold Strike in Jean, Nevada; Railroad Pass in Henderson, Nevada; MGM Grand Detroit; Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi and Gold Strike Tunica in Tunica, Mississippi; Borgata (50% owned) in Atlantic City, New Jersey; Grand Victoria (50% owned) in Elgin, Illinois; and MGM Grand Macau (50% owned).
     MGM Grand Las Vegas includes The Signature at MGM Grand, a condominium hotel consisting of over 1,500 units in three towers which we manage as a hotel. Other operations include the Shadow Creek golf course in North Las Vegas; the Primm Valley Golf Club at the California/Nevada state line; and Fallen Oak golf course in Saucier, Mississippi. In addition, we own 50% of CityCenter Holdings, LLC which is developing CityCenter, a mixed-use development on the Las Vegas Strip between Bellagio and Monte Carlo, expected to open in late 2009. CityCenter will feature a 4,000-room casino resort; two 400-room non-gaming boutique hotels, one of which will be managed by luxury hotelier Mandarin Oriental; approximately 425,000 square feet of retail shops, dining and entertainment venues in The Crystals retail complex; and approximately 2.3 million square feet of residential space in approximately 2,700 luxury condominium and condominium-hotel units in multiple towers. The other 50% of CityCenter is owned by Infinity World Development Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai World. We are managing the development of CityCenter and, upon completion of construction, will manage the operations of CityCenter for a fee. We owned 100% of CityCenter until November 2007.
     In April 2007, we sold the Primm Valley Resorts (Whiskey Pete’s, Buffalo Bill’s and Primm Valley Resort in Primm, Nevada), not including the Primm Valley Golf Club. In June 2007, we sold the Laughlin Properties (Colorado Belle and Edgewater).
     We operate in one reporting segment, the operation of casino resorts, which includes offering gaming, hotel, dining, entertainment, retail and other resort amenities. Over half of our net revenue is derived from non-gaming activities, a higher percentage than many of our competitors, as our operating philosophy is to provide a complete resort experience for our guests, including non-gaming amenities which command a premium price based on their quality. Our significant convention and meeting facilities allow us to maximize hotel occupancy and customer volumes during off-peak times such as mid-week or during traditionally slower leisure travel periods, which also leads to better labor utilization. We believe that we own several of the premier casino resorts in the world, and a main focus of our strategy is to continually reinvest in these resorts to maintain that competitive advantage.
     As a resort-based company, our operating results are highly dependent on the volume of customers at our resorts, which in turn impacts the price we can charge for our hotel rooms and other amenities. We also generate a significant portion of our operating income from high-end gaming customers, which can cause variability in our results. Key performance indicators related to revenue are:
  Casino revenue indicators – table games drop and slots handle (volume indicators); “win” or “hold” percentage, which is not fully controllable by us. Our table games win percentage is normally 18% to 22% of table games drop and our slots win percentage is normally 6.5% to 7.5% of slots handle;
 
  Rooms revenue indicators – hotel occupancy (volume indicator); average daily rate (“ADR,” price indicator); revenue per available room (“REVPAR”), a summary measure of hotel results combining ADR and occupancy rate.
     Most of our revenue is essentially cash-based, through customers wagering with cash or paying for non-gaming services with cash or credit cards. Our resorts generate significant operating cash flow. Our industry has traditionally been capital intensive and we rely heavily on the ability of our resorts to generate operating cash flow to repay debt financing, fund maintenance capital expenditures and provide excess cash for future development.

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     We generate a majority of our net revenues and operating income from our resorts in Las Vegas, Nevada, which exposes us to certain risks outside of our control, such as competition from other recently opened or expanded Las Vegas resorts, and the impact from expansion of gaming in California. We are also exposed to risks related to tourism and the general economy, including national and global economic conditions and terrorist attacks or other global events.
     Our results of operations do not tend to be seasonal in nature, though a variety of factors may affect the results of any interim period, including the timing of major Las Vegas conventions, the amount and timing of marketing and special events for our high-end customers, and the level of play during major holidays, including New Year and Chinese New Year. We market to different customer segments to manage our hotel occupancy, such as targeting large conventions to ensure mid-week occupancy. Our results do not depend on key individual customers, though our success in marketing to customer groups, such as convention customers, or the financial health of customer segments, such as business travelers or high-end gaming customers from a particular country or region, can impact our results.
     Impact of Current Economic Conditions
     The current state of the United States economy has negatively impacted our results of operations through the first nine months of 2008. The recent activity in the credit markets (see below) and in the broader global economy and financial markets has exacerbated these trends and consumer confidence has been significantly impacted, as witnessed in broader indications of consumer behavior such as trends in auto and other retail sales. Other conditions currently or recently present in the economic environment are conditions which tend to negatively impact our results, such as:
    Weak housing market and significant declines in housing prices and related home equity;
 
    Higher oil and gas prices which impact travel costs;
 
    Weaknesses in employment and increases in unemployment;
 
    Decreases in air capacity to Las Vegas throughout 2008; and
 
    Decreases in equity market value, which impacted many customers.
     See “Operating Results — Detailed Revenue Information” for specific impacts of these conditions on our results of operations. Beyond the impact on our operating results, these factors have led to a significant decrease in equity market value in general and on our market capitalization specifically. With respect to our goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets, we do not believe that a triggering event requiring us to conduct an interim impairment test has occurred as of September 30, 2008 and we will perform our annual test during the fourth quarter. Our market capitalization as of September 30, 2008 exceeded our net book values by 53% or $2.7 billion, and our book value per share was $18.61. However, due to a subsequent decline in our market capitalization following quarter-end, we believe it is reasonably possible that our fourth quarter analysis will result in a non-cash impairment charge, though we are not currently able to reasonably estimate the amount of such charge. As of September 30, 2008, the balances of our goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets were $1.3 billion and $345 million, respectively. Approximately $1.2 billion of the goodwill balance relates to our 2005 acquisition of Mandalay Resort Group, and Mandalay’s trademarks and tradenames represent $228 million of the balance in indefinite-lived intangible assets.
     Given the uncertainty in the economy and the unprecedented nature of the situation with the financial and credit markets, forecasting future results has become very difficult. Leading indicators such as forward room bookings are difficult to assess. Businesses and consumers appear to have altered their spending patterns which may lead to further decreases in visitor volumes and customer spending, while recent declines in oil and gas prices could provide stimulus to a certain portion of our customers.
     Given these economic conditions, we have increasingly focused on managing costs. For example, we have reduced our salaried management positions; discretionary bonuses have been eliminated due to not meeting our internal profit targets; and we have been managing staffing levels across all our resorts. During the third quarter of 2008, the average number of full-time equivalent employees at our Las Vegas Strip resorts was down 7.5% from the third quarter of 2007. At MGM Grand Detroit, we continue to increase the efficiency of the permanent casino and we have implemented several cost reduction measures. We continue to review costs at the corporate and operating level to identify further opportunities for cost reductions.

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     Impact of Current Credit Market Conditions
     The decrease in liquidity in the credit markets which began in late 2007 and accelerated significantly in September and October 2008 has significantly impacted our Company. The primary current impact of the turmoil in the credit markets has been the impact on our customers. We believe their inability to access near-term credit has led to a shift in spending, from discretionary items to fundamental costs like housing, and has impacted their willingness to plan vacation and convention trips.
     The issues in the credit markets have not significantly impacted our near-term or operational liquidity; for instance, we do not have a commercial paper program and we have been able to continue to access funding from our bank credit facility. However, there have been impacts to our financial position and on decisions related to our capital allocation decisions, including:
    The ability of CityCenter to obtain project financing was negatively impacted, leading to a longer process than anticipated, at slightly higher interest rates than expected, with more funding from the venture partners required than anticipated;
 
    In connection with the September 2008 amendment to our bank credit facility to increase the maximum leverage covenant, we will incur higher interest costs; and
 
    Our recent senior secured notes offering was completed at a higher interest rate than our existing fixed-rate indebtedness. See “Other Factors Affecting Liquidity”.
     Partially in response to these factors, and also due to the current economic environment, we have postponed development on MGM Grand Atlantic City – see “Other Factors Affecting Liquidity” – and our joint venture with Kerzner and Istithmar for a Las Vegas Strip project. We have also significantly reduced our forecasted capital expenditures for 2009.
     We had $1.2 billion available under our bank credit facility at September 30, 2008 and, in October 2008, we entered into an agreement to issue $750 million of 13% senior secured notes due 2013 which will be issued at a discount for net proceeds of $687 million. We believe these funding sources, along with our current assessment of expected free cash flow and the reduction in capital spending in 2009, will be sufficient to allow us to fund our debt maturities and CityCenter funding requirements through 2009, including the repayment of approximately $1.3 billion of senior notes maturing in July and October 2009. In the event that the Company's operating performance does not meet our current expectations, it may be necessary to access the capital markets or explore the sale of non-core assets to provide additional liquidity. Our next bond maturities are in 2010, totaling approximately $1.1 billion. Our substantial indebtedness, market conditions and other factors, as more fully described in Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” could adversely affect our operating and financial results and impact our ability to satisfy our obligations in future periods.
Results of Operations
     The following discussion is based on our consolidated financial statements for the three and nine months ended September 2008 and 2007. In addition to the pervasive economic factors discussed above, comparability of our results was impacted by the following:
    The closure of Monte Carlo from January 25, 2008 through February 14, 2008 due to a rooftop fire; additionally, a significant portion of Monte Carlo’s suites remained out of service through September 30, 2008. While we maintain insurance coverage for both property damage and business interruption, we do not record recovery of lost profits until all contingencies with the insurance claim have been resolved. Monte Carlo earned operating income of $45 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2008, which included $19 million of insurance recovery income, compared to $70 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2007.
 
    The opening of the permanent casino at MGM Grand Detroit in October 2007, which added significant gaming capacity, a 400 room hotel, and new restaurants and other amenities.
 
    During 2007, we recognized $12 million and $84 million of profits on sales of condominium units at The Signature for the three and nine-month periods, respectively.
 
    We recognized $135 million related to Hurricane Katrina insurance recoveries in the third quarter of 2007.
     Our net revenue decreased 6% and 3%, respectively, in the 2008 three and nine-month periods compared to the prior year. Revenues were impacted by the economic and market trends discussed above. We strategically lowered room prices at our resorts to maximize occupancy levels, but gaming revenue was impacted by lower visitor spending. However, spending in restaurants, entertainment venues and other non-gaming areas was not impacted to the same extent. Our regional resorts generally performed better relative to the prior year, even with the impact of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike on Beau Rivage in the third quarter of 2008.

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     Operating income decreased 48% for the third quarter to $242 million partially due to lower revenues and higher depreciation expense. During the third quarter of 2008 the Company reversed bonus accruals due to not meeting its internal profit targets and recorded a $30 million write-down of the carrying value of Primm Valley Golf Club. Operating income decreased 29% excluding these items, the prior year insurance recoveries, prior year Signature profits, preopening and start-up expenses, and other property transactions. On a year-to-date basis, our operating income decreased 34%, 23% on a comparable basis, to $917 million and was generally affected by similar trends.
     Operating Results – Detailed Revenue Information
     The following table presents details of our net revenues:
                                                 
    Three Months Ended September 30,     Nine Months Ended September 30,  
            Percentage                     Percentage        
    2008     Change     2007     2008     Change     2007  
    (Dollars in thousands)  
Casino revenue, net:
                                               
Table games
  $ 268,006       (11 %)   $ 300,092     $ 834,372       (8 %)   $ 904,195  
Slots
    450,374       (6 %)     478,560       1,362,199       (3 %)     1,403,274  
Other
    20,951       (17 %)     25,182       75,407       (8 %)     82,235  
 
                                       
Casino revenue, net
    739,331       (8 %)     803,834       2,271,978       (5 %)     2,389,704  
 
                                       
Non-casino revenue:
                                               
Rooms
    458,051       (10 %)     510,795       1,500,322       (7 %)     1,614,906  
Food and beverage
    395,090       (3 %)     406,620       1,229,045       (2 %)     1,248,786  
Entertainment, retail and other
    360,213       3 %     348,762       1,089,265       6 %     1,030,399  
 
                                       
Non-casino revenue
    1,213,354       (4 %)     1,266,177       3,818,632       (2 %)     3,894,091  
 
                                       
 
    1,952,685       (6 %)     2,070,011       6,090,610       (3 %)     6,283,795  
Less: Promotional allowances
    (167,154 )     (3 %)     (172,941 )     (506,355 )     (3 %)     (520,874 )
 
                                       
 
  $ 1,785,531       (6 %)   $ 1,897,070     $ 5,584,255       (3 %)   $ 5,762,921  
 
                                       
     The decreases in table games revenue resulted from declines of 10% and 7% in total table games volume for the three and nine-month periods, respectively. The overall table games hold percentage was within our normal range in both the three and nine month periods, as well as the prior year periods, and was slightly higher in the current year periods versus the prior year. Slots revenue decreased 6% in the quarter, with a 13% decrease at our Las Vegas Strip resorts. However, slots revenue increased 14% at Gold Strike-Tunica and 18% at MGM Grand Detroit. Slots revenue for the year to date period declined 3%, with an 8% decrease at our Las Vegas Strip resorts partially offset by increases at Gold Strike Tunica and MGM Grand Detroit.
     Rooms revenue in the third quarter decreased 10%, with a 10% decrease in Las Vegas Strip REVPAR. Average room rates were down 9% at the Company’s Las Vegas Strip resorts. Las Vegas Strip occupancy decreased slightly, and the Company had approximately 21,000 fewer rooms available at its Las Vegas Strip resorts, mainly due to room remodel projects at The Mirage and TI and the Monte Carlo fire. For the nine month periods, REVPAR decreased 7% and average room rates decreased 4%. The Company had approximately 99,000 fewer rooms available at its Las Vegas Strip resorts for the 2008 nine months compared to prior year. The following table shows key hotel statistics for our Las Vegas Strip resorts:
                                 
    Three Months   Nine Months
For the periods ended September 30,   2008   2007   2008   2007
Occupancy
    95 %     97 %     95 %     97 %
Average Daily Rate (ADR)
  $ 135     $ 147     $ 151     $ 159  
Revenue per Available Room (REVPAR)
    128       143       144       154  
     Food and beverage revenue decreased 3% and entertainment revenues also performed well, only down 4% despite a difficult comparison as the third quarter of 2007 featured a strong event calendar at the Company’s arenas. Our Cirque du Soleil production shows generated revenue comparable to the prior year in the quarter. We believe our restaurants, nightclubs and Cirque du Soleil production shows continue to attract guests seeking the highest quality. We have continued to introduce new venues, such as the recently opened RokVegas nightclub at New York-New York, and the highly-anticipated grand opening of Criss Angel Believe at Luxor occurred in October. On a year-to-date basis, food and beverage and entertainment revenues experienced similar trends. Other revenue increased 18% for the third quarter, primarily related to reimbursement of costs from CityCenter for employee compensation, residential sales costs, and certain allocated costs.
     Operating Results – Details of Certain Charges
     Preopening and start-up expenses were $6 million and $18 million, respectively, in the 2008 three and nine- month periods versus $26 million and $54 million, respectively, in 2007. In 2008, preopening and start-up expenses largely consisted of our share of CityCenter’s preopening costs. In 2007, preopening and start-up expenses consisted of amounts related to CityCenter, MGM Grand Macau and the permanent facility at MGM Grand Detroit.

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     Property transactions, net consisted of the following:
                                 
    Three Months     Nine Months  
For the periods ended September 30,   2008     2007     2008     2007  
    (In thousands)  
Monte Carlo fire insurance recoveries
  $     $     $ (9,639 )   $  
Hurricane Katrina insurance recoveries
          (107,035 )           (107,035 )
Write-downs and impairments
    30,928       11,439       38,449       19,252  
Demolition costs
    799       5,435       5,470       5,435  
Net losses on sale or disposal of fixed assets
    599       936       704       549  
 
                       
 
  $ 32,326     $ (89,225 )   $ 34,984     $ (81,799 )
 
                       
     Write-downs and impairments in 2008 primarily related to the write-down of Primm Valley Golf Club. Additional write-downs and impairments in 2008 related to a damaged marquee sign at Bellagio, assets written-off in conjunction with retail store changes at Mandalay Bay, and discontinued capital projects. Demolition costs in 2008 relate largely to room remodel activity.
     Write-downs and impairments in 2007 include write-offs related to discontinued construction projects and a write-off of the carrying value of the Nevada Landing building assets due to its closure in March 2007. The 2007 periods also include demolition costs related to ongoing projects at our resorts.
     Non-operating Results
     Net interest expense decreased to $145 million in the 2008 third quarter from $180 million in the 2007 period. For the nine months, net interest expense decreased to $440 million from $547 million. Gross interest cost was lower in the 2008 periods due to a combination of lower market interest rates and favorable pricing levels for our senior credit facility, and the decrease in average debt balances outstanding as a result of the net proceeds of approximately $3.7 billion from the CityCenter transaction and Dubai World stock sale in November 2007; these items were partially offset by subsequent share repurchase activity.
     Capitalized interest decreased, as we are no longer capitalizing interest on our investment in MGM Grand Macau or the Detroit permanent casino, and capitalization of interest on our CityCenter investment was lower than our former capitalization of interest on CityCenter construction costs when the project was wholly-owned. These items were offset partially by new capitalized interest on MGM Grand Atlantic City construction and related land costs.
     We expect net interest expense to increase in future periods due to: 1) the cessation of capitalized interest on the postponed MGM Grand Atlantic City project; 2) increased pricing on our senior credit facility; and 3) higher interest related to our recent senior secured notes offering which have a stated interest rate at 13% and were issued at a discount to yield 15%. This rate is significantly higher than the rate on our senior credit facility, a portion of which was repaid with the proceeds of the senior secured notes issuance. In addition, interest expense may be impacted by recent fluctuations in LIBOR – see “Market Risk” for further discussion.
     Discontinued Operations
     We completed the sale of Primm Valley Resorts in April 2007, and the sale of the Laughlin Properties in June 2007. Our combined pre-tax gain on disposal of these resorts was $264 million.
     Cash Flows – Operating Activities
     Cash flow provided by operating activities was $501 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2008, a decrease from $697 million in the prior year period. This decrease was primarily due to the following factors:
  The decrease in operating income from $1.4 billion in 2007 to $917 million in 2008;
 
  Higher income tax payments as the 2008 period included a significant tax payment, approximately $300 million, relating to the November 2007 CityCenter transactions.
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     Cash Flows – Investing Activities
     Capital expenditures were $674 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2008. Major items included room remodel activity at several resorts – The Mirage, TI and Excalibur; the people mover system connecting Bellagio, CityCenter and Monte Carlo as well as Monte Carlo’s share of a new parking garage; Monte Carlo repairs resulting from the fire; and the new theater at Luxor for Believe.
     In 2007, capital expenditures were $2.5 billion, and included expenditures for CityCenter, the permanent casino in Detroit, Beau Rivage rebuilding costs, room remodel projects, and corporate aircraft.
     In the nine months ended September 30, 2008, we and Dubai World each made loans to CityCenter of $800 million to fund construction expenditures.
     Cash Flows – Financing Activities
     In the nine months ended September 30, 2008, we borrowed net debt of $2.1 billion. The increase in net debt was due primarily to the level of capital expenditures, loans to CityCenter, and share repurchases. At September 30, 2008, our senior credit facility had an outstanding balance of $5.7 billion, with available borrowings of $1.2 billion.
     We repurchased 18.2 million shares of our common stock in the nine months ended September 30, 2008 at a cost of $1.2 billion, including shares purchased in a joint tender offer with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai World. During the second quarter of 2008, we completed our December 2007 share repurchase authorization and had not repurchased any shares under a new 20 million share authorization approved by our Board of Directors in May 2008.
     Other Factors Affecting Liquidity
     Amendment to Senior Credit Facility. In September 2008, we amended our senior credit facility to increase the maximum total leverage ratio (debt to EBITDA, as defined) to 7.5:1.0 beginning with the fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2008, which will remain in effect through December 31, 2009, with step downs thereafter. The amendment modified drawn and undrawn pricing levels as well as revised certain definitions and limitations on secured indebtedness. The Company’s drawn pricing levels over LIBOR remain unchanged when the maximum total leverage ratio is less than 5.0:1. Should the maximum total leverage ratio exceed these levels, the drawn pricing levels over LIBOR would range from 1.25% to 2.00%. As of September 30, 2008, without regard to the maximum total leverage ratio, the drawn pricing level has been set at LIBOR plus 1.75% until the delivery of the compliance certificate for the end of the fourth quarter of 2008.
     Long-term Debt Payable in 2008. In October 2008, we received notice from holders of substantially all our $150 million 7% debentures due 2036 requiring us to repurchase such debt late in November 2008.
     Senior Secured Notes Issuance. In October 2008, we entered into an agreement to issue $750 million of 13% senior secured notes due 2013, issued at a discount to yield 15% with net proceeds to us of $687 million, with closing scheduled for November 14, 2008. The notes will be secured by the equity interests and assets of New York-New York and will otherwise rank equally with the Company’s existing and future senior indebtedness.
     CityCenter. In October 2008, CityCenter closed on a $1.8 billion senior secured bank credit facility. The credit facility can be increased up to $3 billion and consists of a $250 million revolver with the remaining amount being in the form of term loans. The credit facility matures in April 2013 and is secured by substantially all of the assets of CityCenter. The credit facility is initially priced at LIBOR plus 3.75% through the construction period.
     Through September 30, 2008, we and Dubai World had each made loans of $800 million to CityCenter, which are subordinate to the credit facility, to fund construction costs and have each subsequently provided additional subordinated loans of $125 million. Subsequent to September 30, 2008, $425 million of each partner’s loan funding has been converted to equity. Under the terms of the credit facility, we and Dubai World are each required to fund future construction costs through equity commitments of up to $959 million, which requirement would be reduced by future qualifying financing obtained by CityCenter. The proceeds from the subordinated loans and equity contributions will be used to fund construction costs prior to amounts being drawn under the credit facility. Under certain circumstances, including obtaining $3.0 billion in commitments, the term loans may be drawn on a ratable basis with the portion of the unexpended subordinated loans and equity contributions.

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     In conjunction with the CityCenter credit facility, we and Dubai World have entered into partial completion guarantees on a several basis. The partial completion guarantees provide for additional funding of construction costs in the event such funding is necessary to complete the project, up to a maximum amount of $600 million each.
     MGM Grand Atlantic City Development. In October 2007, we announced plans for a multi-billion dollar resort complex on our 72-acre site in Atlantic City. Since making that announcement, we have made extensive progress in design and other pre-development activities. However, current economic conditions, including limited access to capital markets for projects of this scale have caused us to reassess timing for this project. Accordingly, we have postponed current development activities.
     Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. We have entered into a series of agreements to implement a strategic alliance with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation (“MPTN”), which owns and operates Foxwoods Casino Resort in Ledyard, Connecticut. Under the strategic alliance, a new casino resort owned and operated by MPTN located adjacent to the existing Foxwoods casino resort carries the “MGM Grand” brand name. The resort opened in May 2008. We are receiving a branding fee in connection with this agreement. We have also formed a jointly owned company with MPTN – Unity Gaming, LLC – to acquire or develop future gaming and non-gaming enterprises. Under certain circumstances, we will provide a loan of up to $200 million to finance a portion of MPTN’s investment in future joint projects.
Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates
     Management’s discussion and analysis of our results of operations and liquidity and capital resources are based on our consolidated financial statements. To prepare our consolidated financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, we must make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the consolidated financial statements. We regularly evaluate these estimates and assumptions, particularly in areas we consider to be critical accounting estimates, where changes in the estimates and assumptions could have a material impact on our results of operations, financial position and, generally to a lesser extent, cash flows. Senior management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors have reviewed the disclosures included herein about our critical accounting estimates, and have reviewed the processes to determine those estimates.
     A complete description of our critical accounting policies and estimates can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007. We present below supplemental disclosure within our policies related to impairment of long-lived assets, which is in addition to the discussion included in our Annual Report, to include a discussion of the evaluation of goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets for impairment.
     Impairment of Long-lived Assets
     We review goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets for impairment in accordance with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 142, “Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets.” Goodwill represents the excess of purchase price over fair market value of net assets acquired in business combinations. Goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets must be reviewed for impairment at least annually and between annual test dates in certain circumstances. The Company performs its annual impairment test for goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets in the fourth quarter of each fiscal year. See Note 1 to the accompanying Consolidated Financial Statements for further discussion related to goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets.
     There are several estimates inherent in evaluating these assets for impairment. In particular, future cash flow estimates are, by their nature, subjective and actual results may differ materially from our estimates. In addition, the determination of terminal year free cash flow multiples and discount rates, used in the goodwill impairment test, are highly judgmental and dependent in large part on expectations of future market conditions.

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Market Risk
     Market risk is the risk of loss arising from adverse changes in market rates and prices, such as interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates. Our primary exposure to market risk is interest rate risk associated with our variable rate long-term debt. We attempt to limit our exposure to interest rate risk by managing the mix of our long-term fixed rate borrowings and short-term borrowings under our bank credit facilities.
     As of September 30, 2008, long-term variable rate borrowings represented approximately 43% of our total borrowings. Assuming a 100 basis-point change in LIBOR at September 30, 2008, our annual interest cost would change by approximately $57 million.
Forward-looking Statements
(Cautionary Statements Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995)
     This Form 10-Q contains some forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements give our current expectations or forecasts of future events. You can identify these statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They contain words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “may,” “could,” “might” and other words or phrases of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance. In particular, these include statements relating to future actions, new projects, future performance, the outcome of contingencies such as legal proceedings, and future financial results. From time to time, we also provide oral or written forward-looking statements in our Forms 10-K, Annual Reports to Stockholders, Forms 8-K, press releases and other materials we release to the public. Any or all of our forward-looking statements in this Form 10-Q and in any other public statements we make may turn out to be wrong. They can be affected by inaccurate assumptions we might make or by known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Many factors mentioned in this Form 10-Q — for example, government regulation and the competitive environment — will be important in determining our future results. Consequently, no forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Our actual future results may differ materially.
     We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. You are advised, however, to consult any further disclosures we make on related subjects in our Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission. This discussion is provided as permitted by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
     You should also be aware that while we from time to time communicate with securities analysts, we do not disclose to them any material non-public information, internal forecasts or other confidential business information. Therefore, you should not assume that we agree with any statement or report issued by any analyst, irrespective of the content of the statement or report. To the extent that reports issued by securities analysts contain projections, forecasts or opinions, those reports are not our responsibility.
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
     We incorporate by reference the information appearing under “Market Risk” in Part I, Item 2 of this Form 10-Q.
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
     Our Chief Executive Officer (principal executive officer) and Chief Financial Officer (principal financial officer) have concluded that the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures are effective as of September 30, 2008. This conclusion is based on an evaluation conducted under the supervision and with the participation of Company management. Disclosure controls and procedures are those controls and procedures which ensure that information required to be disclosed in this filing is accumulated and communicated to management and is recorded, processed, summarized and reported in a timely manner and in accordance with Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations.
     During the quarter ended September 30, 2008, there were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that materially affected, or are reasonably likely to affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

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Part II. OTHER INFORMATION
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
     For a complete description of the facts and circumstances surrounding material litigation we are a party to, see our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007 and our Quarterly Report for the period ended June, 30, 2008. There have been no significant developments in any of the cases disclosed in such reports during the three months ended September 30, 2008, except as noted below.
Mandalay Bay Ticket Processing Fee Litigation
     On July 14, 2008, the Company was served with a putative class action lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court in California (Jeff Feld v. Mandalay Corp. d/b/a Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino). The action purports to be brought pursuant to California’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act on behalf of all California residents who during the previous six years purchased event tickets from our subsidiary, paid a separate processing fee in addition to the ticket price, and did not receive or received inaccurate notice of the processing fee when they purchased the ticket. The plaintiff alleges that our subsidiary advertised event tickets at a specified price and then charged purchasers undisclosed additional fees, specifically a $5 processing fee, and that the foregoing was unlawful, a breach of contract, an unfair business practice, and a violation of California’s Civil Code and Business & Professions Code.
     The plaintiff is seeking unspecified monetary damages including restitution, injunctive relief, attorneys’ fees and costs. Discovery has commenced in the case. We believe that the plaintiff’s claims for relief and for class certification are unjustified, and we intend to vigorously defend our position in this case.
Item 1A. Risk Factors
     A complete description of certain factors that may affect our future results and risk factors is set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007. There have been no material changes to those risk factors in the nine months ended September 30, 2008, except for revising the risk factor related to indebtedness as follows:
     Our substantial indebtedness could adversely affect our operations and financial results and impact our ability to satisfy our obligations. We had approximately $13.3 billion of indebtedness as of September 30, 2008. The interest rate on a large portion of our long-term debt is subject to fluctuation based on changes in short-term interest rates and the level of debt-to-EBITDA under the provisions of our senior credit facility. In addition, our credit agreement and the indentures for our existing notes and the notes permit us to incur additional indebtedness under certain circumstances in the future.
     Our indebtedness could have important consequences. For example, it could:
    increase our exposure to general adverse economic and industry conditions;
 
    limit our flexibility in planning for, or reacting to, changes in our business and industry;
 
    limit our ability to borrow additional funds; and
 
    place us at a competitive disadvantage compared to other less leveraged competitors.
     Servicing our indebtedness and expansion and renovation projects will require a significant amount of cash and our ability to generate sufficient cash depends on many factors, some of which are beyond our control, and will also depend on our ability to borrow under our senior credit facility. We may require additional financing to support our continued growth or to refinance our indebtedness which may not be available to us in current market conditions. Our ability to make payments on and to refinance our indebtedness and to fund planned or committed capital expenditures and investments in joint ventures, such as the CityCenter Project, depends on our ability to generate cash flow in the future and our ability to borrow under our senior credit facility. As of September 30, 2008, we had $1.2 billion in availability under our senior credit facility. However, our ability to borrow funds in the future under our senior credit facility depends on our meeting a minimum interest coverage test and a maximum leverage ratio test as well as our compliance with the other covenants in our senior credit facility and our ability to meet certain conditions to borrowing.

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     If adverse regional and national economic conditions persist or worsen, we could experience decreased revenues from our operations attributable to decreases in consumer spending levels and could fail to generate sufficient cash to fund our liquidity needs or fail to satisfy the financial and other restrictive covenants to which we are subject under our existing indebtedness. We cannot provide assurance that our business will generate sufficient cash flow from operations or that future borrowings will be available to us under our senior credit facility in an amount sufficient to enable us to pay our indebtedness or to fund our other liquidity needs. Furthermore, the interest rate applicable to our borrowings under the credit facility is based on variable reference rates and our leverage ratio. Any increase in the interest rate applicable to our existing or future borrowings would increase the cost of our indebtedness and reduce the cash flow available to fund our other liquidity needs.
     In the event that we need to extend or refinance any of our existing indebtedness or raise additional indebtedness, we may not be able to do so on favorable terms or at all. Due to the existing uncertainty in the capital and credit markets, our access to capital may not be available on terms, including the applicable interest rate, acceptable to us or at all. Our inability to generate sufficient cash flow or refinance or raise additional indebtedness on favorable terms, or any increase in the cost of our indebtedness, could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition.
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
     Our share repurchases are only conducted under repurchase programs approved by our Board of Directors and publicly announced. We did not repurchase shares during the quarter ended September 30, 2008. The maximum number of shares still available for repurchase under our May 2008 repurchase program was 20 million as of September 30, 2008.
Item 6. Exhibits
  31.1   Certification of Chief Executive Officer of Periodic Report Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) and Rule 15d-14(a).
 
  31.2   Certification of Chief Financial Officer of Periodic Report Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) and Rule 15d-14(a).
 
  32.1   Certification of Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350.
 
  32.2   Certification of Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350.
 
  10.1   MGM MIRAGE 1997 Nonqualified Stock Option Plan Amended and Restated.
 
  10.2   Amended and Restated MGM MIRAGE 2005 Omnibus Incentive Plan.
 
  10.3   Amendment No.1 to the Operating Agreement of IKM JV, LLC dated September 30, 2008 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated September 30, 2008).
 
  10.4   Amendment No.1 to the Fifth Amended and Restated Loan Agreement dated September 30, 2008. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated September 30, 2008).
 
 
  10.5   MGM MIRAGE Sponsor Contribution Agreement, dated October 31, 2008 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated October 31, 2008).
 
  10.6   MGM MIRAGE Sponsor Completion Guarantee, dated October 31, 2008 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated October 31, 2008).
 
  10.7   Amendment to the MGM MIRAGE Deferred Compensation Plan II (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated November 3, 2008).
 
  10.8   Amendment to the MGM MIRAGE Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan II. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated November 3, 2008).

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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.
         
  MGM MIRAGE
 
 
Date: November 7, 2008  By:   /s/ J. TERRENCE LANNI    
    J. Terrence Lanni   
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
(Principal Executive Officer) 
 
 
     
Date: November 7, 2008    /s/ DANIEL J. D’ARRIGO    
    Daniel J. D’Arrigo   
    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer) 
 
 

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