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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.35
LVS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
65% of the 1014 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. LVS: 0.35 )
LVS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.08   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.35

Equity to Asset 0.32
LVS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. LVS: 0.32 )
LVS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.32

0.06
0.42
Interest Coverage 14.95
LVS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
72% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 15.20 vs. LVS: 14.95 )
LVS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 9999.99
Current: 14.95

0.39
9999.99
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 3.35
M-Score: -3.03
WACC vs ROIC
12.91%
27.36%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 9/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 28.11
LVS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1018 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 8.88 vs. LVS: 28.11 )
LVS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.63   Max: 51.67
Current: 28.11

-0.63
51.67
Net-margin (%) 19.48
LVS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 6.07 vs. LVS: 19.48 )
LVS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.77   Max: 41.37
Current: 19.48

-7.77
41.37
ROE (%) 38.75
LVS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 958 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 7.21 vs. LVS: 38.75 )
LVS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -11.14   Max: 67
Current: 38.75

-11.14
67
ROA (%) 12.70
LVS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1020 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. LVS: 12.70 )
LVS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.88   Max: 17.95
Current: 12.7

-1.88
17.95
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 26.67
LVS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 12.75 vs. LVS: 26.67 )
LVS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -0.21   Max: 38.17
Current: 26.67

-0.21
38.17
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 15.90
LVS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 861 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. LVS: 15.90 )
LVS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -78.7   Max: 43.5
Current: 15.9

-78.7
43.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 17.60
LVS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. LVS: 17.60 )
LVS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -79.9   Max: 86.2
Current: 17.6

-79.9
86.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 31.20
LVS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. LVS: 31.20 )
LVS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -39.9   Max: 323.6
Current: 31.2

-39.9
323.6
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

LVS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 10,384 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 80,000 sh (New)
Chris Davis 10,345,613 sh (+5493.58%)
Joel Greenblatt 164,445 sh (+1927.93%)
Jim Simons 516,600 sh (+42.27%)
RS Investment Management 58,500 sh (+27.17%)
Pioneer Investments 352,572 sh (+11.89%)
Frank Sands 15,757,692 sh (+2.74%)
Ron Baron 564,394 sh (+0.45%)
Caxton Associates 125,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 676,400 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon 137,000 sh (-0.72%)
Ray Dalio 215,484 sh (-0.74%)
Murray Stahl 1,045,890 sh (-9.51%)
Mario Gabelli 767,517 sh (-11.96%)
Steven Cohen 127,090 sh (-50.21%)
Jeremy Grantham 24,475 sh (-78.54%)
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Q2 2014

LVS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ken Fisher 2,680 sh (New)
George Soros 189,840 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,900 sh (New)
John Burbank 2,722 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 381,329 sh (+131.89%)
Ron Baron 671,068 sh (+18.90%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,680 sh (+12.48%)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Murray Stahl 1,044,196 sh (-0.16%)
PRIMECAP Management 665,000 sh (-1.69%)
Chris Davis 10,023,021 sh (-3.12%)
Frank Sands 14,793,712 sh (-6.12%)
RS Investment Management 53,500 sh (-8.55%)
Mario Gabelli 701,849 sh (-8.56%)
Jim Simons 377,600 sh (-26.91%)
Ray Dalio 122,554 sh (-43.13%)
Pioneer Investments 172,560 sh (-51.06%)
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Q3 2014

LVS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 350,000 sh (New)
Bill Nygren 3,000,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 843,824 sh (+121.29%)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,459 sh (+66.60%)
Jim Simons 583,200 sh (+54.45%)
Chris Davis 11,685,689 sh (+16.59%)
Mario Gabelli 714,549 sh (+1.81%)
Frank Sands 14,999,391 sh (+1.39%)
Caxton Associates 550,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros 189,840 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 97,630 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 665,000 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Murray Stahl 965,817 sh (-7.51%)
Ron Baron 596,568 sh (-11.10%)
Ray Dalio 73,454 sh (-40.06%)
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Q4 2014

LVS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 1,268,936 sh (+50.38%)
Bill Nygren 3,800,000 sh (+26.67%)
Chris Davis 14,517,719 sh (+24.24%)
Frank Sands 18,234,051 sh (+21.57%)
Frank Sands 18,234,051 sh (+21.57%)
PRIMECAP Management 775,000 sh (+16.54%)
Mario Gabelli 725,049 sh (+1.47%)
Pioneer Investments 97,630 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Murray Stahl 822,599 sh (-14.83%)
Ron Baron 395,466 sh (-33.71%)
Ray Dalio 41,265 sh (-43.82%)
Jim Simons 220,900 sh (-62.12%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Las Vegas Sands Corp

Bill Nygren Comments on Las Vegas Sands Corp - Oct 07, 2014

Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS - $62)

While best known in the U.S. for its Venetian and Palazzo casino hotels in Las Vegas, the vast majority of the earnings of Las Vegas Sands (LVS) are generated in Macau (60% of EBITDA) and Singapore (30% of EBITDA). A weaker economy and the recent crackdown on corruption in China have pressured gambling volumes in Macau, especially in the portion of the business catering to VIP customers. The Macau gaming market is rather bifurcated between a large and more mature VIP business and a smaller, higher growth and higher margin mass-market business. Roughly 85% of LVS’s profits in Macau come from the more attractive mass-market segment. Furthermore, LVS is well positioned within that segment because it controls 56% of the casino-operated hotel rooms in the market, which gives it an edge in attracting high value customers. We view the recent slowdown in Macau as a temporary phenomenon that has given us the opportunity to own one of the best-positioned global gaming companies at a significant discount to our estimate of intrinsic value. Meanwhile, shareholders currently are benefiting from a dividend yield that is over 3% and an owner-operator management team that is buying back stock.

From Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio)'s Oakmark Fund - Third Quarter 2014 Letter.

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 15.20
LVS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 34.60 vs. LVS: 15.20 )
LVS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.92   Max: 1881.9
Current: 15.2

14.92
1881.9
Forward P/E 15.75
LVS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 59.17 vs. LVS: 15.75 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 16.00
LVS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 35.00 vs. LVS: 16.00 )
LVS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 14.92   Max: 1976
Current: 16

14.92
1976
P/B 6.50
LVS's P/B is ranked lower than
53% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. LVS: 6.50 )
LVS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 22.41
Current: 6.5

0.2
22.41
P/S 3.00
LVS's P/S is ranked lower than
56% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. LVS: 3.00 )
LVS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 19.49
Current: 3

0.18
19.49
PFCF 12.40
LVS's PFCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 50.02 vs. LVS: 12.40 )
LVS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 11.59   Max: 470.1
Current: 12.4

11.59
470.1
POCF 9.37
LVS's POCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 15.39 vs. LVS: 9.37 )
LVS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.17   Max: 126.3
Current: 9.37

3.17
126.3
EV-to-EBIT 12.94
LVS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
87% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 23.66 vs. LVS: 12.94 )
LVS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -694.3   Max: 318.7
Current: 12.94

-694.3
318.7
PEG 0.36
LVS's PEG is ranked higher than
98% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LVS: 0.36 )
LVS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 7.83
Current: 0.36

0.43
7.83
Shiller P/E 34.80
LVS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 222.41 vs. LVS: 34.80 )
LVS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.53   Max: 179.24
Current: 34.8

2.53
179.24
Current Ratio 1.91
LVS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 994 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. LVS: 1.91 )
LVS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 3.06
Current: 1.91

0.92
3.06
Quick Ratio 1.90
LVS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 994 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. LVS: 1.90 )
LVS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 3.04
Current: 1.9

0.91
3.04
Days Inventory 1.99
LVS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
96% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 69.76 vs. LVS: 1.99 )
LVS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 1.97   Max: 4.8
Current: 1.99

1.97
4.8
Days Sales Outstanding 37.81
LVS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 41.64 vs. LVS: 37.81 )
LVS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 17.25   Max: 59.66
Current: 37.81

17.25
59.66

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.90
LVS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
77% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. LVS: 3.90 )
LVS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 3.82
Current: 3.9

0.41
3.82
Dividend Payout 0.57
LVS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
78% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 13.81 vs. LVS: 0.57 )
LVS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 0.57
Current: 0.57

0.5
0.57
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.90
LVS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
70% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. LVS: 3.90 )
LVS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 3.82
Current: 3.9

0.41
3.82
Share Buyback Rate 0.20
LVS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
85% of the 658 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. LVS: 0.20 )
LVS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6   Max: -562.4
Current: 0.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 7.60
LVS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
57% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. LVS: 7.60 )
LVS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 21.52
Current: 7.6

0.48
21.52
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.70
LVS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. LVS: 1.70 )
LVS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.78   Max: 8.06
Current: 1.7

1.78
8.06
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
LVS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. LVS: 0.70 )
LVS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 3.31
Current: 0.7

0.12
3.31
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.60
LVS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LVS: 0.60 )
LVS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 7.72
Current: 0.6

0.66
7.72
Price/Graham Number 2.00
LVS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
75% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 vs. LVS: 2.00 )
LVS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.93   Max: 15.02
Current: 2

1.93
15.02
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.50
LVS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. LVS: 7.50 )
LVS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 8.2
Current: 7.5

0.3
8.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 38.99
LVS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
95% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 9.72 vs. LVS: 38.99 )
LVS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -295.3   Max: 51.7
Current: 38.99

-295.3
51.7

Business Description

Industry: Travel & Leisure » Resorts & Casinos
Compare:SCHYY, GXYEY, WYNMF, SJMHF, GIGNY » details
Traded in other countries:LCR.Germany, LVS.Mexico, LVS.Switzerland,
Las Vegas Sands Corp was incorporated as a Nevada corporation in August 2004. It is a developer of destination properties (integrated resorts) that feature premium accommodations, world-class gaming, entertainment and retail, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity chef restaurants and other amenities and owns and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. The Company's operating and developmental activities occur in three geographic areas: Macao, Singapore and the United States. In Macao, its operating segments are: The Venetian Macao; Sands Cotai Central; Four Seasons Macao; Sands Macao; and Other Asia (comprised primarily of Company's ferry operations and various other operations that are ancillary to its properties in Macao). In Singapore, Company's operating segment is Marina Bay Sands. In the United States, Company's operating segments are: The Venetian Las Vegas, which includes the Sands Expo Center; The Palazzo; and Sands Bethlehem. The Venetian Las Vegas and The Palazzo operating segments are managed as a single integrated resort and have been aggregated as one reportable segment (the "Las Vegas Operating Properties"), considering their similar economic characteristics, types of customers, types of services and products, the regulatory business environment of the operations within each segment and Company's organizational and management reporting structure. The Paiza Club located at its property is an important part of its VIP gaming marketing strategy. The Company's Paiza Clubs are exclusive invitation-only clubs available to its premium players that feature high-end services and amenities, including luxury accommodations, restaurants, lounges and private gaming salons. It also offers its players club loyalty programs at its properties, which provide access to rewards, privileges and members-only events. Additionally, it believes that being in the retail mall business and, specifically, owning some of the largest retail properties in Asia will provide meaningful value for it, particularly as the retail market in Asia continues to grow. Its unique convention-based marketing strategy allows it to attract business travelers during the slower mid-week periods while leisure travelers fill its properties during the weekends.
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