Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE: BXG), a leading timeshare sales, marketing and resort management company, has announced financial results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2012.
John M. Maloney Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Bluegreen, commented, “We performed well in the third quarter of 2012, as evidenced by growth at both our traditional VOI and fee-based services businesses, as well as increases in sales tours and sale-to-tour conversion ratios. Our fee-based services business represented approximately 39% and 37% of total system-wide VOI sales for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, respectively, up from approximately 37% and 34% in the same respective periods last year. In September, we completed the sale of $100 million of investment-grade timeshare loan-backed notes in a term securitization transaction. This transaction allowed us to refinance at a 2.94% fixed interest rate receivables that were previously pledged under certain of our variable-rate credit facilities, and create approximately $60 million of additional availability under existing receivable-backed credit facilities. Through the first nine months of 2012, we generated free cash flow (defined as cash flow from operating and investing activities) of $138.7 million (including $27.8 million of proceeds from the sale of Bluegreen Communities, prior to the payment of $22.7 million of Bluegreen Communities’ debt and related fees) and reduced outstanding debt by approximately $107.3 million.” [member]
Additional Q3 2012 operating highlights included:
- In connection with its fee-based services business, Resorts sold $41.7 million of third-party VOIs in Q3 2012, generating sales and marketing commissions of approximately $27.8 million. This compares to sales of $34.0 million of third-party VOIs in Q3 2011, which generated sales and marketing commissions of $23.5 million.
- Total revenues from fee-based services rose 11.6% to $47.2 million in Q3 2012 from $42.3 million in Q3 2011. Fee-based services contributed an estimated $16.5 million to Resorts operating profit in Q3 2012, compared to an estimated $14.5 million in Q3 2011. As of September 30, 2012, Bluegreen managed 46 timeshare resort properties compared to 45 as of September 30, 2011.
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