SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition

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Item 2.02

Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On February 21, 2017, in connection with a potential debt
refinancing transaction, SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (the
Company) issued a press release announcing certain preliminary
estimated unaudited financial information for the fiscal year
ended December 31, 2016. The full text of the press release is
furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and
is incorporated herein by reference in this Item 2.02.

The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K and Exhibit
99.1 is being furnished to Item 2.02 of Form 8-K and shall not be
deemed to be filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or otherwise
subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be
deemed incorporated by reference in any filing made by the
Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the
Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific
reference in such a filing.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit No.

Description

99.1

Press Release of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., dated
February 21, 2017.

Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains statements that are
forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of
the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which are subject to
the safe harbor created by those sections.The Company generally
uses the words such as might, will, may, should, estimates,
expects, continues, contemplates, anticipates, projects, plans,
potential, predicts, intends, believes, forecasts, future,
guidance, targeted, further, appropriate, preliminary and
variations of such words or similar expressions in this Current
Report on Form 8-K to identify forward-looking statements.In
particular, the Company has provided ranges, rather than specific
amounts, for its preliminary results primarily because its
financial closing procedures for the year ended December 31, 2016
are not yet complete. These forward-looking statements are
subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause
actual results and plans to differ materially from the forward
looking statements contained in this report, including among
others: a decline in discretionary consumer spending or consumer
confidence; various factors beyond managements control adversely
affecting Company performance, attendance and guest spending at
the Companys theme parks, including the potential spread of
contagious diseases; any risks affecting the markets in which the
Company operates, such as natural disasters, severe weather and
travel-related disruptions or incidents; the loss of key
personnel, including members of the Companys senior management
team; increased labor costs and employee health and welfare
benefits; complex federal and state regulations governing the
treatment of animals, which can change, and claims and lawsuits
by activist groups; incidents or adverse publicity concerning the
Companys theme parks; any adverse judgments or settlements
resulting from legal proceedings; cyber security risks and the
failure to maintain the integrity of internal or guest data;
inability to protect the Companys intellectual property or the
infringement on intellectual property rights of others; risks
associated with the Companys cost optimization program, capital
allocation plans, share repurchases and financing transactions;
and other risks, uncertainties and factors set forth in the
section entitled Risk Factors in the Companys most recently
available Annual Report on Form 10-K, as such risks,
uncertainties and factors may be updated in the Companys periodic
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).Except
as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to
update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect new
information or events or circumstances that occur after the date
of this report or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated
events or otherwise.Readers are advised to review the Companys
filings with the SEC (which are available from the SECs EDGAR
database at www.sec.gov and via the Companys website at
www.seaworldentertainment.com).


About SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS)

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. is a theme park and entertainment company. It owns or licenses a portfolio of brands, including SeaWorld, Sea Rescue and Busch Gardens. It has a diversified portfolio of approximately 10 destination and regional theme parks that are located across the United States. Its theme parks feature a range of rides, shows and other attractions. The Company operates SeaWorld theme parks in Orlando, Florida; San Antonio, Texas, and San Diego, California, and Busch Gardens theme parks in Tampa, Florida, and Williamsburg, Virginia. The Company operates water park attractions in Orlando, Florida (Aquatica); San Diego, California (Aquatica); Tampa, Florida (Adventure Island), and Williamsburg, Virginia (Water Country USA). The Company also operates a reservations-only attraction offering interaction with marine animals (Discovery Cove) and a seasonal park in Langhorne, Pennsylvania (Sesame Place).

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) Recent Trading Information

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) closed its last trading session down -0.02 at 19.21 with 752,875 shares trading hands.

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