>Landry’s Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: LNY; the “Company”), today announced its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010.
Revenues from continuing operations for the three months ended March 31, 2010, totaled $258.7 million, as compared to $256.3 million a year earlier. Revenues from the restaurant and hospitality group were $199.2 million and $200.3 million for the first quarter of 2010 and 2009, respectively and $59.5 million and $56.0 million for the same periods from the Golden Nugget properties. Income from continuing operations for the quarter was $14.6 million, compared to $7.4 million reported last year. Results for the 2010 first quarter included a gain from the repurchase of a portion of the Golden Nugget debt and from receipt of certain insurance proceeds, while the corresponding period in 2009 included reduced rent expense from a one time lease termination payment and a gain on insurance proceeds partially offset by an expense for call premiums arising from the Company’s successful refinancing in February 2009. In addition, the 2010 first quarter included a non-cash loss on the value of interest rate swaps not designated as hedges as compared to a gain during the same period in 2009. A summary of discrete items impacting the comparability between 2010 and 2009 results, net of tax is provided below.