Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
Organization [Abstract]  
Organization 1. Organization

Our Business

Bluegreen Vacations Corporation (“Bluegreen Vacations”, “Bluegreen”, we,” “us,” “our,” or the “Company”) is a leading vacation ownership company that markets and sells vacation ownership interests (“VOIs”) and manages resorts in popular leisure and urban destinations. Our resort network includes 45 Club Resorts (resorts in which owners in the Bluegreen Vacation Club (“Vacation Club”)) have the right to use most of the units in connection with their VOI ownership) and 23 Club Associate Resorts (resorts in which owners in our Vacation Club have the right to use a limited number of units in connection with their VOI ownership). We market, sell and manage VOIs in resorts, which are generally located in high-volume, “drive-to” vacation destinations, including Orlando, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, Charleston and New Orleans, among others. Through our points-based system, the approximately 220,000 owners in our Vacation Club have the flexibility to stay at units available at any of our resorts and have access to over 11,350 other hotels and resorts through partnerships and exchange networks. The resorts in which we market, sell or manage VOIs were either developed or acquired by us, or were developed and are owned by third parties. We earn fees for providing sales and marketing services to third party developers. We also earn fees for providing management services to the Vacation Club and homeowners’ associations (“HOAs”), mortgage servicing, VOI title services, reservation services, and construction design and development services. In addition, we provide financing to qualified VOI purchasers, which generates significant interest income.

We derive a significant portion of our revenue from our capital-light business model, which utilizes our expertise and infrastructure to generate both VOI sales and recurring revenue from third parties without the significant capital investment generally associated with the development and acquisition of resorts. Our capital-light business activities include sales of VOIs owned by third-party developers pursuant to which we are paid a commission (“fee-based sales”) and sales of VOIs that we purchase under just-in-time (“JIT”) arrangements with third-party developers or from secondary market sources. In addition, as described above, we provide other fee-based services, including resort management, mortgage servicing, title services and construction management, and generate income through financing provided to qualified VOI purchasers in connection with VOI sales.

Initial Public Offering

Our initial public offering of common stock closed on November 17, 2017. In the initial public offering, we sold 3,736,723 shares of our common stock at the public offering price of $14.00 per share, less underwriting discounts and commissions. In addition, BBX Capital Corporation (NYSE: BBX) (“BBX Capital”), our sole shareholder prior to the initial public offering, sold, as selling shareholder, 3,736,722 shares of our common stock, including 974,797 shares sold on December 5, 2017 pursuant to the underwriters exercise of its option to purchase additional shares, at the public offering price of $14.00 per share, less underwriting discounts and commissions. We did not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares by BBX Capital. BBX Capital continues to own approximately 90% of our outstanding common stock through its wholly owned subsidiary. Our common stock has traded on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) under the symbol “BXG” since our initial public offering on November 17, 2017. In connection with the initial public offering, we effected a 709,977-for-1 stock split. All share and per share amounts herein reflect, or are calculated after giving effect to, such stock split.