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Las Vegas Sands Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q)

November 09, 2011 | About:
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Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) filed Quarterly Report for the period ended 2011-09-30.

Las Vegas Sands has a market cap of $35.09 billion; its shares were traded at around $48.06 with a P/E ratio of 25.6 and P/S ratio of 5.1. Las Vegas Sands had an annual average earning growth of 2.2% over the past 5 years.

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In May 2009, we partially opened the Sands Bethlehem, a gaming, hotel, retail and dining complex located on the site of the historic Bethlehem Steel Works in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Sands Bethlehem currently features approximately 152,000 square feet of gaming space, which include table games operations that commenced in July 2010; a 300-room hotel tower, which opened in May 2011; an arts and cultural center; and the broadcast home of the local PBS affiliate. We have initiated construction activities on the remaining components of the integrated resort, which include a 150,000-square-foot retail facility (with a progressive opening beginning in November 2011) and a 50,000-square-foot multipurpose event center (expected to open in the second quarter of 2012). Sands Bethlehem is also expected to be home to the National Museum of Industrial History. We own 86% of the economic interest of the gaming, hotel and entertainment portion of the property through our ownership interest in Sands Bethworks Gaming LLC and more than 35% of the economic interest of the retail portion of the property through our ownership interest in Sands Bethworks Retail LLC. Approximately 90.3% and 91.2% of the gross revenue at Sands Bethlehem for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 and 2010, respectively, was derived from gaming activities, with the remainder derived from food and beverage services and other non-gaming sources.

We view Rolling Chip win as a percentage of Rolling Chip volume, Non-Rolling Chip win as a percentage of drop and slot hold as a percentage of slot handle. Win or hold percentage represents the percentage of Rolling Chip volume, Non-Rolling Chip drop or slot handle that is won by the casino and recorded as casino revenue. Based upon our mix of table games, our Rolling Chip win percentage (calculated before discounts and commissions) is expected to be 2.7% to 3.0% and our Non-Rolling Chip table games have produced a trailing 12-month win percentage of 27.0%, 20.2%, 34.8% and 22.4% at The Venetian Macao, Sands Macao, Four Seasons Macao and Marina Bay Sands, respectively. Our slot machines have produced a trailing 12-month hold percentage of 6.8%, 6.0%, 6.0% and 5.4% at The Venetian Macao, Sands Macao, Four Seasons Macao and Marina Bay Sands, respectively. Actual win may vary from the trailing 12-month win and hold percentages. In Macau, 26.6% of our table games play was conducted on a credit basis for the nine months ended September 30, 2011. This percentage is expected to increase as we continue to extend credit to our premium players and junket operators for table games play. In Singapore, 34.6% of table games play was conducted on a credit basis for the nine months ended September 30, 2011. This percentage is expected to increase as we increase the credit extended to our premium players and as our operations ramp up at Marina Bay Sands.

Convention, retail and other revenues increased $76.7 million compared to the three months ended September 30, 2010. The increase was primarily due to increases at the Marina Bay Sands, The Venetian Macao and Four Seasons Macao of $38.0 million, $10.3 million and $7.7 million, respectively, driven by mall operations at these properties.

Consolidated net revenues were $6.87 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2011, an increase of $2.03 billion compared to $4.84 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2010. The increase in net revenues was driven by a $1.41 billion increase from the progressive opening of the Marina Bay Sands, as well as increases at our Macau and U.S. operations.

Convention, retail and other revenues increased $218.5 million compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2010. The increase was primarily due to increases at the Marina Bay Sands, Four Seasons Macao and The Venetian Macao of $152.2 million, $15.5 million and $14.0 million, respectively, driven by mall operations at these properties.

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