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Las Vegas Sands 10-Q 2007
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UNITED STATES SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
 
     
þ
  QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
    For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2007
o
  TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
    For the Transition period from          to          
 
Commission file number 001-32373
 
 
     
Nevada
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  27-0099920
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
     
3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada
(Address of principal executive offices)
  89109
(Zip Code)
 
(702) 414-1000
 
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes þ     No o
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, or a non-accelerated filer. See definition of “accelerated filer and large accelerated filer” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer þ     Accelerated filer o     Non-accelerated filer o
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes o     No þ
 
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the Registrant’s classes of common stock, as of October 31, 2007.
 
 
     
Class
 
Outstanding at October 31, 2007
 
Common Stock ($0.001 par value)   355,148,604 shares
 


 

 
LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP.
 
 
         
Part I

FINANCIAL INFORMATION
       
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ITEM 1 — FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
 
                 
    September 30,
    December 31,
 
    2007     2006  
    (In thousands,
 
    except share data)  
 
ASSETS
Current assets:
               
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 1,679,647     $ 468,066  
Restricted cash
    262,802       398,762  
Accounts receivable, net
    152,307       173,683  
Inventories
    15,914       12,291  
Deferred income taxes
    22,872       15,688  
Prepaid expenses and other
    69,054       25,067  
                 
Total current assets
    2,202,596       1,093,557  
Property and equipment, net
    7,656,712       4,582,325  
Deferred financing costs, net
    113,407       70,381  
Restricted cash
          555,132  
Deferred income taxes
    7,253        
Leasehold interest in land, net
    1,030,550       801,195  
Other assets, net
    119,034       23,868  
                 
Total assets
  $ 11,129,552     $ 7,126,458  
                 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
               
Accounts payable
  $ 68,118     $ 51,038  
Construction payables
    722,338       329,375  
Accrued interest payable
    8,694       8,496  
Other accrued liabilities
    646,733       318,901  
Income taxes payable
          20,352  
Current maturities of long-term debt
    1,329,829       6,486  
                 
Total current liabilities
    2,775,712       734,648  
Other long-term liabilities
    23,529       10,742  
Deferred income taxes
          324  
Deferred gain on sale of The Grand Canal Shops
    62,066       64,665  
Deferred rent from The Grand Canal Shops transaction
    103,853       104,773  
Long-term debt
    5,961,369       4,136,152  
                 
Total liabilities
    8,926,529       5,051,304  
                 
Commitments and contingencies (Note 7)
               
Stockholders’ equity:
               
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 1,000,000,000 shares authorized, 355,142,369 and 354,492,452 shares issued and outstanding
    355       354  
Capital in excess of par value
    1,045,490       990,429  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
    (473 )     (580 )
Retained earnings
    1,157,651       1,084,951  
                 
Total stockholders’ equity
    2,203,023       2,075,154  
                 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
  $ 11,129,552     $ 7,126,458  
                 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.


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LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
 
                                 
    Three Months Ended September 30,     Nine Months Ended September 30,  
    2007     2006     2007     2006  
    (In thousands, except share and per share data)  
 
Revenues:
                               
Casino
  $ 508,522     $ 424,986     $ 1,433,135     $ 1,178,830  
Rooms
    96,718       81,651       289,588       262,443  
Food and beverage
    50,032       42,394       162,129       138,233  
Convention, retail and other
    39,058       29,908       113,397       94,189  
                                 
      694,330       578,939       1,998,249       1,673,695  
Less-promotional allowances
    (33,380 )     (25,711 )     (96,155 )     (73,096 )
                                 
Net revenues
    660,950       553,228       1,902,094       1,600,599  
                                 
Operating expenses:
                               
Casino
    341,975       232,962       904,440       655,548  
Rooms
    23,574       21,638       67,219       65,386  
Food and beverage
    28,485       20,538       79,011       67,409  
Convention, retail and other
    22,939       16,159       59,511       48,281  
Provision for doubtful accounts
    4,283       3,693       24,516       12,003  
General and administrative
    80,244       58,045       198,915       170,197  
Corporate expense
    23,444       15,654       66,657       40,859  
Rental expense
    8,136       3,383       23,141       10,893  
Pre-opening expense
    90,447       14,584       153,224       21,157  
Development expense
    3,621       5,968       7,227       22,997  
Depreciation and amortization
    54,309       26,743       121,262       76,176  
Loss on disposal of assets
    287       383       526       1,920  
                                 
      681,744       419,750       1,705,649       1,192,826  
                                 
Operating income (loss)
    (20,794 )     133,478       196,445       407,773  
Other income (expense):
                               
Interest income
    26,890       21,029       60,906       46,261  
Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized
    (72,607 )     (45,343 )     (161,628 )     (90,443 )
Other income (expense)
    17,052       (680 )     7,715       (530 )
Loss on early retirement of debt
                (10,705 )      
                                 
Income (loss) before income taxes
    (49,459 )     108,484       92,733       363,061  
Benefit (provision) for income taxes
    952       (11,233 )     (15,928 )     (34,698 )
                                 
Net income (loss)
  $ (48,507 )   $ 97,251     $ 76,805     $ 328,363  
                                 
Basic earnings (loss) per share
  $ (0.14 )   $ 0.27     $ 0.22     $ 0.93  
                                 
Diluted earnings (loss) per share
  $ (0.14 )   $ 0.27     $ 0.22     $ 0.92  
                                 
Weighted average shares outstanding:
                               
Basic
    354,856,121       354,296,742       354,716,730       354,250,901  
                                 
Diluted
    354,856,121       355,220,167       357,094,808       355,006,634  
                                 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.


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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
 
                 
    Nine Months Ended September 30,  
    2007     2006  
    (In thousands)  
 
Cash flows from operating activities:
               
Net income
  $ 76,805     $ 328,363  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
               
Depreciation and amortization
    121,262       76,176  
Amortization of leasehold interest in land included in rental expense
    16,117        
Amortization of deferred financing costs and original issue discount
    18,913       8,489  
Amortization of deferred gain and rent
    (3,519 )     (3,517 )
Loss on early retirement of debt
    10,705        
Loss on disposal of assets
    526       1,920  
Stock-based compensation expense
    22,814       10,183  
Provision for doubtful accounts
    24,516       12,003  
Foreign exchange gain
    (9,960 )      
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation
    (5,865 )     (888 )
Deferred income taxes
    (14,761 )     8,751  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
               
Accounts receivable
    (3,140 )     (29,354 )
Inventories
    (3,623 )     (1,696 )
Prepaid expenses and other
    (97,908 )     (19,375 )
Leasehold interest in land
    (208,604 )     (810,813 )
Accounts payable
    17,080       9,277  
Accrued interest payable
    198       (2,716 )
Other accrued liabilities
    271,979       42,362  
Income taxes payable
    (14,292 )      
                 
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities
    219,243       (370,835 )
                 
Cash flows from investing activities:
               
Change in restricted cash
    694,682       (652,073 )
Capital expenditures
    (2,722,067 )     (1,286,892 )
Acquisition of gaming license included in other assets
    (50,000 )      
                 
Net cash used in investing activities
    (2,077,385 )     (1,938,965 )
                 
Cash flows from financing activities:
               
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
    23,862       3,863  
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation
    5,865       888  
Proceeds from Macao credit facility
    1,300,000       1,350,000  
Proceeds from Singapore credit facility
    332,002       866,203  
Proceeds from new senior secured credit facility-term B
    3,000,000        
Proceeds from senior secured credit facility-revolver
    62,000       254,129  
Proceeds from airplane financings
    92,250        
Proceeds from Phase II mall construction loan
    52,000       51,000  
Proceeds from FF&E credit facility and other long-term debt
    37,249        
Repayments on senior secured credit facility-term B and term B delayed
    (1,170,000 )      
Repayments on senior secured credit facility-revolver
    (322,128 )     (25,000 )
Repayments on Phase II mall construction loan
    (166,500 )      
Repayments on The Sands Expo Center mortgage loan
    (90,868 )     (3,650 )
Repayments on new senior secured credit facility-term B
    (7,500 )      
Repayments on FF&E credit facility and other long-term debt
    (7,349 )     (2,333 )
Repayments on airplane financings
    (1,844 )      
Repayments on Macao credit facility
          (50,000 )
Repayments on Venetian Intermediate credit facility
          (50,000 )
Payments of deferred financing costs
    (72,178 )     (49,389 )
                 
Net cash provided by financing activities
    3,066,861       2,345,711  
                 
Effect of exchange rate on cash
    2,862       952  
                 
Increase in cash and cash equivalents
    1,211,581       36,863  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
    468,066       456,846  
                 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
  $ 1,679,647     $ 493,709  
                 
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:
               
Cash payments for interest
  $ 311,516     $ 141,614  
                 
Cash payments for taxes
  $ 60,000     $ 28,000  
                 
Non-cash investing and financing activities:
               
Property and equipment asset acquisitions included in construction payables
  $ 722,338     $ 277,975  
                 
Property and equipment asset acquisitions included in other accrued liabilities
  $ 62,313     $  
                 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.


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LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)
 
NOTE 1 — ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS OF COMPANY
 
The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (a Nevada corporation) and its subsidiaries (collectively the “Company”) for the year ended December 31, 2006. The year-end balance sheet data was derived from audited financial statements, but does not include all disclosures required by generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America. In the opinion of management, all adjustments and normal recurring accruals considered necessary for a fair statement of the results for the interim period have been included. The interim results reflected in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements are not necessarily indicative of expected results for the full year. The Company’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “LVS.”
 
 
The Company owns and operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino (“The Venetian”), a Renaissance Venice-themed resort situated on the Las Vegas Strip (the “Strip”). The Venetian includes the first all-suites hotel on the Strip with 4,027 suites; a gaming facility of approximately 120,000 gross square feet; an enclosed retail, dining and entertainment complex of approximately 440,000 net leasable square feet (“The Grand Canal Shops”), which was sold to a third party in 2004; and a meeting and conference facility of approximately 1.1 million square feet (the “Congress Center”). A subsidiary of Las Vegas Sands Corp. owns and operates an expo and convention center with approximately 1.2 million square feet (“The Sands Expo Center”), which is connected to The Venetian and the Congress Center.
 
The Company also owns and operates the Sands Macao, the first Las Vegas-style casino in Macao, China, which opened in May 2004. The Sands Macao now offers over 229,000 square feet of gaming facilities after its expansion, which was completed in August 2006, as well as several restaurants, VIP facilities, a theater and other high-end amenities. In addition, the completion of the hotel tower in September 2007 increased the number of suites from 51 to 289.
 
On August 28, 2007, the Company opened The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel (“The Venetian Macao”) on the Cotai Striptm, a master-planned development of resort properties (the “Cotai Strip”), in Macao, China. With a theme similar to that of The Venetian in Las Vegas, The Venetian Macao includes a hotel with over 2,900 suites; a casino floor of approximately 550,000 square feet; a 15,000-seat arena; retail space of approximately 1.0 million square feet; and a convention center complex of approximately 1.2 million square feet.
 
 
The Company is currently constructing The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino (“The Palazzo”), a second resort similar in size to The Venetian, which is situated on a 14-acre site next to The Venetian and The Sands Expo Center. The Palazzo will consist of an all-suites, 50-floor luxury hotel tower with 3,066 suites, a gaming facility of approximately 105,000 square feet and an enclosed shopping, dining and entertainment complex of approximately 400,000 net leasable square feet (the “Phase II mall”), which the Company has contracted to sell to a third party. The Palazzo is expected to open on December 20, 2007. The Company is also constructing a high-rise residential condominium tower with approximately 1.0 million saleable square feet that will be situated between The Palazzo and The Venetian. The condominium tower is currently expected to open in fall 2009.
 
In addition, the Company is in the process of developing a gaming, hotel, shopping and dining complex (the “Sands Bethworks”) located on the site of the Historic Bethlehem Steel Works in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The 126-acre development is expected to feature a 300-room hotel, 200,000 square feet of retail space, 5,000 slot machines, a 50,000 square foot multipurpose event center and a variety of dining options. In July 2007, the


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
 
Company paid a $50.0 million licensing fee to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and was issued its Pennsylvania gaming license by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board in August 2007.
 
 
The Company has submitted development plans to the Macao government for six casino-resort developments in addition to The Venetian Macao on an area of approximately 200 acres located on the Cotai Strip. The developments are expected to include hotels, exhibition and conference facilities, casinos, showrooms, shopping malls, spas, restaurants, entertainment facilities and other attractions and amenities, as well as public common areas.
 
In February 2007, the Company entered into a land concession agreement with the Macao government pursuant to which the Company was awarded a concession by lease for parcels referred to as 1, 2 and 3 on the Cotai Strip, including the site on which The Venetian Macao was built (parcel 1) and the site on which the Company is building a Four Seasons hotel (“The Four Seasons Macao” located on parcel 2). The Company has made an initial premium payment of 853.0 million patacas (approximately $106.7 million at exchange rates in effect on September 30, 2007) towards the aggregate land premium for parcels 1, 2 and 3 of 2.59 billion patacas (approximately $323.9 million at exchange rates in effect on September 30, 2007). Additionally, the Company received a credit in the amount of 193.4 million patacas (approximately $24.2 million at exchange rates in effect on September 30, 2007) towards the aggregate land premium related to reclamation work and other works done on the land and the installation costs of an electrical substation. On April 18, 2007, the land concession became effective when it was published in Macao’s Official Gazette. In July 2007, the Company paid 816.9 million patacas (approximately $102.2 million at exchange rates in effect on September 30, 2007) for the balance of the land premium payment due on parcel 1. The Company is required to make land premium payments on the remaining parcels 2 and 3, and annual rent payments relating to all three parcels in the amounts and at the times specified in the land concession. Each parcel’s share of the remaining land premium balance will either be due upon the completion of the corresponding resort or be payable through seven equal semi-annual payments, bearing interest at 5% per annum, to be made over a four year period, whichever comes first. The Company has commenced construction on its other Cotai Strip properties on land for which it has not yet been granted land concessions. If the Company does not obtain land concessions it could lose all or a substantial part of its $475.1 million in capitalized construction costs as of September 30, 2007, related to these other Cotai Strip properties.
 
 
The Company has entered into a non-binding letter of intent with the Zhuhai Municipal People’s Government of the People’s Republic of China to work with it to create a master plan for, and develop, a leisure and convention destination resort on Hengqin Island, which is located within mainland China, approximately one mile from the Cotai Strip. In January 2007, the Company was informed that the Zhuhai Government established a Project Coordination Committee to act as a government liaison empowered to work directly with the Company to advance the development of the project. The Company has interfaced with this committee and is working actively with the committee as it continues to advance its plans. The project remains subject to a number of conditions, including further governmental approvals.
 
 
In August 2006, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Marina Bay Sands Pte. Ltd., entered into a development agreement (the “Development Agreement”) with the Singapore Tourism Board (the “STB”) to build and operate an integrated resort called the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, which is expected to open in late 2009. The Marina Bay Sands will be a large integrated resort that is expected to include three 50+ story hotel towers (totaling approximately 2,600 rooms), a casino, an enclosed retail, dining and entertainment complex of approximately 750,000 net leasable square feet, a convention center and meeting room complex of approximately


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
 
1.2 million square feet, theaters, and a landmark iconic structure at the bay-front promenade that contains an art/science museum.
 
 
The Company is currently exploring the possibility of developing and operating integrated resorts in additional Asian, U.S. and European jurisdictions.
 
 
In July 2006, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Interpretation (“FIN”) No. 48, “Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes,” which provides guidance for the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in the financial statements in accordance with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (“SFAS”) No. 109, “Accounting for Income Taxes.” FIN No. 48 provides guidance on the financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. FIN No. 48 also provides guidance on derecognition, classification, interest and penalties, accounting in interim periods, disclosures and transition. FIN No. 48 requires entities to assess the likelihood that uncertain tax positions will be accepted by the applicable taxing authority and then measure the amount of benefit to be recognized for these purposes which are considered greater than 50% likely to be sustained. The Company adopted FIN No. 48 as of January 1, 2007, and recorded a reduction to opening retained earnings of $4.1 million.
 
In September 2006, the FASB issued SFAS No. 157, “Fair Value Measurements,” which defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. SFAS No. 157 applies under other accounting pronouncements that require or permit fair value measurement. SFAS No. 157 does not require any new fair value measurements. The provisions of SFAS No. 157 are effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after November 15, 2007, and interim periods within those fiscal years. The Company is still evaluating the impact of this standard; however, it does not expect the adoption of SFAS No. 157 will have a material effect on its financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.
 
In February 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 159, “The Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and Liabilities Including an Amendment of FASB Statement No. 115.” Under SFAS No. 159, the Company may elect to measure many financial instruments and certain other items at fair value, which are not otherwise currently required to be measured at fair value. The decision to measure items at fair value is made at specific election dates on an irrevocable instrument-by-instrument basis and requires recognition of the changes in fair value in earnings and expensing upfront costs and fees associated with the item for which the fair value option is elected. Fair value instruments for which the fair value option has been elected and similar instruments measured using another measurement attribute are to be distinguished on the face of the statement of financial position. SFAS No. 159 is effective for financial statements beginning after November 15, 2007. The Company is still evaluating the impact of this standard; however, it does not expect the adoption of SFAS No. 159 will have a material effect on its financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.
 
In May 2007, the FASB issued FASB Staff Position (“FSP”) No. FIN 48-1, “Definition of Settlement in FASB Interpretation No. 48.” FSP No. FIN 48-1 provides guidance about how a company should determine whether a tax position is effectively settled for the purpose of recognizing previously unrecognized tax benefits. Under FSP No. FIN 48-1, a tax position could be effectively settled on completion of examination by a taxing authority if the entity does not intend to appeal or litigate the result and it is remote that the taxing authority would examine or re-examine the tax position. FSP No. FIN 48-1 shall be applied upon the initial adoption date of FIN No. 48. The FSP No. FIN 48-1 did not have a material impact on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
 
NOTE 2 — STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY AND EARNINGS PER SHARE
 
Changes in stockholders’ equity for the nine months ended September 30, 2007, were as follows (in thousands):
 
         
Balance at December 31, 2006
  $ 2,075,154  
Net income
    76,805  
Stock-based compensation
    25,140  
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
    23,862  
Tax benefit from exercise of stock options
    6,060  
Change in accumulated other comprehensive loss
    107  
Cumulative effect from adoption of FIN No. 48
    (4,105 )
         
Balance at September 30, 2007
  $ 2,203,023  
         
 
At September 30, 2007, and December 31, 2006, the accumulated other comprehensive loss balance consisted solely of foreign currency translation adjustments. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007, comprehensive income (loss) amounted to ($43.7) million and $76.9 million, respectively. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006, comprehensive income amounted to $95.2 million and $325.4 million, respectively.
 
The weighted average number of common and common equivalent shares used in the calculation of basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share consisted of the following:
 
                                 
    Three Months Ended September 30,     Nine Months Ended September 30,  
    2007     2006     2007     2006  
 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding (used in the calculation of basic earnings (loss) per share)
    354,856,121       354,296,742       354,716,730       354,250,901  
Potential dilution from stock options and restricted stock
          923,425       2,378,078       755,733  
                                 
Weighted-average common and common equivalent shares (used in the calculations of diluted earnings (loss) per share)
    354,856,121       355,220,167       357,094,808       355,006,634  
                                 
Antidilutive stock options and restricted stock excluded from calculation of diluted earnings (loss) per share
    6,974,935       441,449       965,900       520,949  
                                 


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
 
NOTE 3 — PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT
 
Property and equipment consists of the following (in thousands):
 
                 
    September 30,
    December 31,
 
    2007     2006  
 
Land and land improvements
  $ 326,591     $ 207,144  
Building and improvements
    3,528,856       1,622,783  
Equipment, furniture, fixtures and leasehold improvements
    1,035,736       528,882  
Construction in progress
    3,355,634       2,694,180  
                 
      8,246,817       5,052,989  
Less: accumulated depreciation and amortization
    (590,105 )     (470,664 )
                 
    $ 7,656,712     $ 4,582,325  
                 
 
Construction in progress consists of the following (in thousands):
 
                 
    September 30,
    December 31,
 
    2007     2006  
 
Sands Macao
  $ 6,872     $ 17,443  
The Venetian Macao
    340,292       1,474,312  
The Four Seasons Macao
    220,786       70,310  
Other Macao Development Projects (Principally Cotai Strip Parcels 5 and 6)
    551,798       130,355  
Marina Bay Sands
    371,351       30,511  
The Palazzo and Phase II Mall
    1,774,590       916,302  
Other
    89,945       54,947  
                 
    $ 3,355,634     $ 2,694,180  
                 
 
As of September 30, 2007, portions of The Venetian Macao were under construction and are scheduled to be completed later this year and during 2008. The $89.9 million in other CIP consists primarily of airplane-related purchases at corporate and construction costs incurred at Sands Bethworks.
 
During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007, and the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006, the Company capitalized interest expense of $64.2 million, $169.0 million, $28.4 million and $57.7 million, respectively.
 
During the three months ended June 30, 2007, the Company recorded a charge of $4.8 million to properly account for pre-opening expenses that had been previously capitalized on the balance sheet during the years ended December 31, 2005 and 2006 and the three months ended March 31, 2007. Because the amounts involved were not material to the Company’s financial statements in any individual prior period, and the cumulative amount is not material to the estimated results of operations for the year ended December 31, 2007, the Company recorded the cumulative effect of correcting this item, which increased “Pre-opening expense” and reduced “Property and equipment” by $4.8 million, during the three months ended June 30, 2007.


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
 
NOTE 4 — LONG-TERM DEBT
 
Long-term debt consists of the following (in thousands):
 
                 
    September 30,
    December 31,
 
    2007     2006  
 
Corporate and U.S. Related:
               
New Senior Secured Credit Facility — Term B
  $ 2,992,500     $  
Senior Secured Credit Facility — Term B and Term B Delayed Draw
          1,170,000  
Senior Secured Credit Facility — Revolving Facility
          260,128  
6.375% Senior Notes
    248,324       248,153  
Airplane Financings
    90,406        
FF&E Credit Facility — Term Funded
          7,395  
FF&E Credit Facility — Term Delayed Draw
    61,416       37,582  
Other
    7,305        
The Sands Expo Center Mortgage Loan
          90,868  
Phase II Mall Construction Loan
          114,500  
Macao Related:
               
Macao Credit Facility — Term B and Local Term
    1,900,000       1,300,000  
Macao Credit Facility — Term B Delayed
    700,000        
Other
    6,261        
Singapore Related:
               
Singapore Credit Facility — Term Loan
    574,806       393,510  
Singapore Credit Facility — Floating Rate Notes
    710,180       520,502  
                 
      7,291,198       4,142,638  
Less: current maturities
    (1,329,829 )     (6,486 )
                 
Total long-term debt
  $ 5,961,369     $ 4,136,152  
                 
 
The Company is currently working to obtain long-term financing to fund the construction of Marina Bay Sands and refinance the Singapore credit facilities, which mature in August 2008. The Company expects to obtain the long-term financing in 2007; however, there is no assurance the Company will be able to obtain the additional long-term financing or to obtain the financing on terms agreeable to the Company. If the Company is unable to complete the financing, it has the ability to use borrowings under its new senior secured credit facility (as defined below) to continue to fund its Singapore construction activities for a period of time and repay the outstanding balance. As no agreement has been signed, the $1.28 billion outstanding balance on the Singapore credit facilities has been classified as current as of September 30, 2007, resulting in a $573.1 million deficit in working capital.
 
In February 2007, the Company entered into promissory notes totaling $72.0 million to finance the purchase of one airplane and to finance two others that were already owned. The notes consist of balloon payment promissory notes and amortizing promissory notes, all of which have ten year maturities and are collateralized by the related aircraft. The notes bear interest at three-month LIBOR plus 1.5% per annum (7.13% as of September 30, 2007). The amortizing notes, totaling $28.8 million, are subject to quarterly principal and interest payments which began June 1, 2007. The balloon notes, totaling $43.2 million, are subject to quarterly interest payments which began June 1, 2007, with the principal payments due in full on March 1, 2017. At September 30, 2007, the book value of the aircraft collateralizing the notes was $65.9 million.
 
In April 2007, the Company entered into promissory notes totaling $20.3 million to finance the purchase of an additional airplane. The notes have ten year maturities and consist of a balloon payment promissory note and an


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amortizing promissory note. The notes bear interest at three-month LIBOR plus 1.25% per annum (6.45% as of September 30, 2007). The $8.1 million amortizing note is subject to quarterly principal and interest payments which began June 30, 2007. The $12.2 million balloon note is subject to quarterly interest payments which began June 30, 2007, with the principal payment due in full on March 31, 2017. At September 30, 2007, the book value of the aircraft collateralizing the notes was $21.4 million.
 
In March 2007, the $2.5 billion Macao credit facility was amended to expand the use of proceeds and remove certain restrictive conditions. In April 2007, the lenders of the Macao credit facility approved a reduction of the interest rate margin for all classes of loans by 50 basis points and the Company exercised its rights under the Macao credit facility to access the $800.0 million of incremental facilities under the accordion feature set forth therein, which increased the funded term loan portion by $600.0 million, the revolving credit facility by $200.0 million, and the total credit facility to $3.3 billion. As of September 30, 2007, the Company had fully drawn $700.0 million under the delayed draw facility, with no amounts outstanding under the revolving credit facility.
 
In May 2007, the Company entered into a $5.0 billion senior secured credit facility (the “New Senior Secured Credit Facility”), which consists of a $3.0 billion funded term loan (the “Term B Facility”), a $600.0 million delayed draw term loan available for 12 months after closing (the “Delayed Draw I Facility”), a $400.0 million delayed draw term loan available for 18 months after closing (the “Delayed Draw II Facility”) and a $1.0 billion revolving credit facility (the “Revolving Facility”). A portion of the proceeds of the Term B Facility was used to refinance the existing U.S. credit facility, repay the Phase II mall construction loan and The Sands Expo Center mortgage loan, pay for certain construction and development related expenses incurred in connection with The Palazzo, and for fees and expenses related to the New Senior Secured Credit Facility.
 
The Term B Facility and the Delayed Draw I Facility mature on May 23, 2014. The Term B Facility is subject to quarterly amortization payments of $7.5 million, which began in September 2007, followed by a balloon payment of $2.80 billion due on May 23, 2014. The Delayed Draw I Facility is subject to quarterly amortization payments of $1.5 million, which begin on September 30, 2008, followed by a balloon payment of $565.5 million due on May 23, 2014. The Delayed Draw II Facility matures on May 23, 2013, and is subject to quarterly amortization payments of $1.0 million, which begin on March 31, 2009, followed by a balloon payment of $383.0 million due on May 23, 2013. The Revolving Facility matures on May 23, 2012, and has no interim amortization. As of September 30, 2007, no amounts are outstanding under the Revolving Facility and no amounts have been drawn under the delayed draw facilities.
 
The New Senior Secured Credit Facility is guaranteed by certain of the Company’s domestic subsidiaries (the “Guarantors”). The obligations under the New Senior Secured Credit Facility and the guarantees of the Guarantors are collateralized by a first-priority security interest in substantially all of Las Vegas Sands, LLC (“LVSLLC”), and the Guarantors’ assets, other than capital stock and similar ownership interests, certain furniture, fixtures and equipment, and certain other excluded assets.
 
Borrowings under the New Senior Secured Credit Facility bear interest, at the Company’s option, at either an adjusted Eurodollar rate or at an alternative base rate plus a credit spread. The initial credit spread is 0.5% per annum for the Revolving Facility accruing interest at a base rate, 0.75% per annum for term loans accruing interest at a base rate, 1.5% per annum for the Revolving Facility accruing interest at an adjusted Eurodollar rate, and 1.75% per annum for term loans accruing interest at an adjusted Eurodollar rate (6.95% as of September 30, 2007). These spreads will be reduced by 0.25% if the Company’s “corporate rating” (as defined in the New Senior Secured Credit Facility) is increased to at least Ba2 by Moody’s and at least BB by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Group, subject to certain additional conditions. The spread for the Revolving Facility will be further reduced by 0.25% if the Company’s “corporate rating” is increased to at least Ba1 or higher by Moody’s and at least BB+ or higher by S&P, subject to certain additional conditions.
 
The Company will pay a commitment fee of 0.375% per annum on the undrawn amounts under the Revolving Facility, which will be reduced by 0.125% if certain ratings are achieved, subject to certain additional conditions.


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The Company will also pay a commitment fee equal to 0.75% per annum on the undrawn amounts under the Delayed Draw I Facility and a commitment fee equal to 0.5% per annum on the undrawn amounts under the Delayed Draw II Facility. The New Senior Secured Credit Facility contains affirmative and negative covenants customary for such financings, including, but not limited to, minimum ratios of adjusted EBITDA to interest expense and maximum ratios of total debt outstanding to adjusted EBITDA. The New Senior Secured Credit Facility also contains conditions and events of default customary for such financings.
 
In August 2007, the Company amended its FF&E term delayed draw credit facility, which increased the facility to $167.0 million. Borrowings under the facility bear interest, at the Company’s option, at either an adjusted Eurodollar rate or a base rate plus a credit spread (7.2% as of September 30, 2007). The initial spread is 2.0% per annum for loans accruing interest at the Eurodollar rate and 1.0% per annum for loans accruing interest at the base rate. The spreads may be reduced by 0.25% under certain circumstances and the Company is required to pay a commitment fee equal to 0.5% per annum on the undrawn amounts under the facility.
 
NOTE 5 — INCOME TAXES
 
The Company adopted the provisions of FIN No. 48 on January 1, 2007. As a result of the implementation of FIN No. 48, the Company recognized a $4.1 million increase in the liability for unrecognized tax benefits, which was accounted for as a reduction to opening retained earnings. At the adoption date of January 1, 2007, the Company had $8.5 million of unrecognized tax benefits, of which $6.1 million would affect the effective income tax rate if recognized.
 
The Company files income tax returns in the U.S., various states and foreign jurisdictions. The Company is subject to federal, state and local, or foreign income tax examinations by tax authorities for years after 2002. The Company is not presently under examination by any major tax jurisdiction.
 
The Company recognizes interest and penalties, if any, related to unrecognized tax benefits in the provision for income taxes on the statement of operations. At January 1, 2007, the date of adoption, and at September 30, 2007, the Company did not accrue any significant interest or penalties. The Company does not expect a significant increase or decrease in unrecognized tax benefits over the next twelve months.
 
NOTE 6 — STOCK-BASED EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION
 
Stock-based compensation activity is as follows for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006 (in thousands, except weighted average grant date fair values):
 
                                 
    Three Months Ended
    Nine Months Ended
 
    September 30,     September 30,  
    2007     2006     2007     2006  
 
Compensation expense:
                               
Stock options
  $ 9,139     $ 4,186     $ 21,117     $ 9,239  
Restricted shares
    683       273       1,697       944  
                                 
    $ 9,822     $ 4,459     $ 22,814     $ 10,183  
                                 
Compensation cost capitalized as part of property and equipment
  $ 1,045     $ 437     $ 2,326     $ 1,312  
                                 
Stock options granted
    193       88       3,102       2,705  
                                 
Weighted average grant date fair value
  $ 38.88     $ 24.36     $ 31.67     $ 19.11  
                                 
Restricted shares granted
                51       78  
                                 
Weighted average grant date fair value
  $     $     $ 86.56     $ 44.00  
                                 


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
 
The fair value of each option grant was estimated on the grant date using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model with the following weighted average assumptions:
 
                                 
    Three Months Ended September 30,     Nine Months Ended September 30,  
    2007     2006     2007     2006  
 
Weighted average volatility
    30.17 %     30.44 %     30.67 %     31.39 %
Expected term (in years)
    6.0       6.0       6.0       6.0  
Risk-free rate
    4.75 %     4.76 %     4.53 %     4.53 %
Expected dividends
                       
 
NOTE 7 — COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
 
The Company is involved in other litigation in addition to those noted below, arising in the normal course of business. Management has made certain estimates for potential litigation costs based upon consultation with legal counsel. Actual results could differ from these estimates; however, in the opinion of management, such litigation and claims will not have a material effect on the Company’s financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.
 
 
Lido Casino Resort, LLC (“Lido”), formerly a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company and now merged into Venetian Casino Resort, LLC (“VCR”), another wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, and its construction manager, Taylor International Corp. (“Taylor”), filed suit in March 2006 in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada (the “District Court”) against Malcolm Drilling Company, Inc. (“Malcolm”), the contractor on The Palazzo project responsible for completing certain foundation work (the “District Court Case”). Lido and Taylor claimed in the District Court Case that Malcolm was in default of its contract for performing defective work, failing to correct defective work, failing to complete its work and causing delay to the project. Malcolm responded by filing a Notice of a Lien with the Clerk of Clark County, Nevada in March 2006 in the amount of approximately $19.0 million plus interest, costs and attorney’s fees (the “Lien”). In April 2006, Lido and Taylor moved in the District Court Case to strike or, in the alternative, to reduce the amount of, the Lien, claiming, among other things, that the Lien was excessive for including claims for disruption and delay, which Lido and Taylor claim are not lienable under Nevada law (the “Lien Motion”). Malcolm responded in April 2006 by filing a complaint against Lido and Taylor in District Court of Clark County, Nevada seeking to foreclose on the Lien against Taylor, claiming breach of contract, a cardinal change in the underlying contract, unjust enrichment against Lido and Taylor and bad faith and fraud against Taylor (the “State Court Case”), and simultaneously filed a motion in the District Court Case, seeking to dismiss the District Court Case on abstention grounds (the “Abstention Motion”). In response, in June 2006, Lido filed a motion to dismiss the State Court Case based on the principle of the “prior pending” District Court Case (the “Motion to Dismiss”). In June 2006, the Abstention Motion was granted in part by the United States District Court, the District Court Case was stayed pending the outcome of the Motion to Dismiss in the State Court Case and the Lien Motion was denied without prejudice. Lido and Malcolm then entered into a stipulation under which Lido withdrew the Motion to Dismiss, and in July 2006 filed a replacement lien motion in the State Court Case. The lien motion in the State Court Case was denied in August 2006 and Lido and Taylor filed a permitted interlocutory notice of appeal to the Supreme Court of Nevada in September 2006. On April 11, 2007, Malcolm filed an Amended Notice of Lien with the Clerk of Clark County, Nevada in the amount of approximately $16.7 million plus interest, costs and attorney’s fees. In August 2007, Malcolm filed a motion for partial summary judgment, seeking the dismissal of the counterclaim filed in the State Court Case by Lido to the extent the claim sought lost profits. After argument, the motion for partial summary judgment was denied without prejudice on October 23, 2007, with a conforming written order to be issued. This matter remains in discovery. Based upon the advice of legal counsel, management has determined that based on proceedings to date, it is currently unable to determine the probability of the outcome of this matter. Lido intends to defend itself against the claims pending in the State Court Case.


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On October 15, 2004, Richard Suen and Round Square Company Limited filed an action against Las Vegas Sands Corp. (“LVSC”), Las Vegas Sands, Inc., Sheldon G. Adelson and William P. Weidner in the District Court of Clark County, Nevada, asserting a breach of an alleged agreement to pay a success fee of $5.0 million and 2.0% of the net profit from the Company’s Macao resort operations to the plaintiffs as well as other related claims. In March 2005, LVSC was dismissed as a party without prejudice based on a stipulation to do so between the parties. On May 17, 2005, the plaintiffs filed their first amended complaint. On February 2, 2006, defendants filed a motion for partial summary judgment with respect to plaintiffs’ fraud claims against all the defendants. On March 16, 2006, an order was filed by the court granting defendants’ motion for partial summary judgment. Pursuant to the order filed March 16, 2006, plaintiffs’ fraud claims set forth in the first amended complaint were dismissed with prejudice as against all defendants. The order also dismissed with prejudice the first amended complaint against defendants Sheldon G. Adelson and William P. Weidner. This action is currently set for trial in February 2008. Based upon the advice of legal counsel, management has determined that based on proceedings to date, the probability of an unfavorable outcome in this matter is remote. The Company intends to defend this matter vigorously.
 
On January 26, 2006, Clive Basset Jones, Darryl Steven Turok (a/k/a Dax Turok) and Cheong Jose Vai Chi (a/k/a Cliff Cheong), filed an action against LVSC, LVSLLC, Venetian Venture Development, LLC and various unspecified individuals and companies in the District Court of Clark County, Nevada. The plaintiffs assert breach of an agreement to pay a success fee in an amount equal to 5% of the ownership interest in the entity that owns and operates the Macau SAR gaming subconcession as well as other related claims. In April 2006, LVSC was dismissed as a party without prejudice based on a stipulation to do so between the parties. Discovery has begun in this action. Upon the advice of legal counsel, management has determined that based on proceedings to date, it is currently unable to determine the probability of the outcome of this matter. The Company intends to defend this matter vigorously.
 
On February 5, 2007, Asian American Entertainment Corporation, Limited (“AAEC”) filed an action against Las Vegas Sands, Inc. (“LVSI”), VCR, Venetian Venture Development, LLC (“Venetian Venture Development”), William P. Weidner and David Friedman in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. The plaintiffs assert breach of contract by LVSI, VCR and Venetian Venture Development of an agreement under which AAEC would work to obtain a gaming license in Macao and, if successful, AAEC would jointly operate a casino, hotel and related facilities in Macao with Venetian Venture Development and Venetian Venture Development would receive fees and a minority equity interest in the venture, and breach of fiduciary duties by all of the defendants. The plaintiffs have requested an unspecified amount of actual, compensatory and punitive damages, and disgorgement of profits related to the Company’s Macao gaming license. The Company filed a motion to dismiss on July 11, 2007. On August 1, 2007, the Court granted defendants’ motion to dismiss the Complaint against all defendants without prejudice. The plaintiffs in the case filed a notice of appeal of the decision of the Court on September 10, 2007. Based upon the advice of legal counsel, management has determined that based on proceedings to date, the probability of an unfavorable outcome in this matter is remote. The Company intends to defend this matter vigorously.
 
 
On August 23, 2006, the Company’s subsidiary, Marina Bay Sands Pte. Ltd. (“MBS”), entered into the Development Agreement, which requires it to construct and operate the Marina Bay Sands in accordance with its proposal for this integrated resort and in accordance with the agreement. Although construction has started, MBS is continuing to work with the Singapore Tourism Board to finalize various aspects of the integrated resort and is in the process of revising its cost estimates for the project. The cost to develop and construct the Marina Bay Sands is expected to be in excess of the previously disclosed $3.6 billion, which is inclusive of $811.7 million paid in 2006 for the land premium, taxes and other fees. In August 2006, MBS entered into the Singapore credit facility to satisfy near-term development costs and to satisfy some of its obligations under the Development Agreement. MBS is currently working to obtain long-term financing.


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NOTE 8 — SEGMENT INFORMATION
 
The Company reviews the results of operations based on the following geographic segments: (1) Las Vegas, which includes The Venetian, The Sands Expo Center and The Palazzo (currently under construction), (2) Macao, which includes the Sands Macao, The Venetian Macao (which opened on August 28, 2007), The Four Seasons Macao (currently under construction) and other development projects on the Cotai Strip, and (3) Singapore, which includes the Marina Bay Sands (currently under construction). The Company’s segment information is as follows for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006 (in thousands):
 
                                 
    Three Months Ended
    Nine Months Ended
 
    September 30,     September 30,  
    2007     2006     2007     2006  
 
Net Revenues
                               
Las Vegas
  $ 212,103     $ 214,042     $ 725,459     $ 669,344  
Macao:
                               
Sands Macao
    298,756       339,186       1,026,544       931,255  
The Venetian Macao
    150,091             150,091        
                                 
Total net revenues
  $ 660,950     $ 553,228     $ 1,902,094     $ 1,600,599  
                                 
Adjusted EBITDAR(1)
                               
Las Vegas
  $ 60,183     $ 75,129     $ 255,506     $ 239,387  
Macao:
                               
Sands Macao
    77,574       127,431       296,463       347,785  
The Venetian Macao
    26,520             26,520        
                                 
Total adjusted EBITDAR
    164,277       202,560       578,489       587,172  
                                 
Other Operating Costs and Expenses
                               
Corporate expense
    (23,444 )     (15,654 )     (66,657 )     (40,859 )
Rental expense
    (8,136 )     (3,383 )     (23,141 )     (10,893 )
Stock-based compensation expense
    (4,827 )     (2,367 )     (10,007 )     (5,397 )
Depreciation and amortization
    (54,309 )     (26,743 )     (121,262 )     (76,176 )
Loss on disposal of assets
    (287 )     (383 )     (526 )     (1,920 )
Pre-opening expense
    (90,447 )     (14,584 )     (153,224 )     (21,157 )
Development expense
    (3,621 )     (5,968 )     (7,227 )     (22,997 )
                                 
Operating income (loss)
    (20,794 )     133,478       196,445       407,773  
Other Non-Operating Costs and Expenses
                               
Interest income
    26,890       21,029       60,906       46,261  
Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized
    (72,607 )     (45,343 )     (161,628 )     (90,443 )
Other income (expense)
    17,052       (680 )     7,715       (530 )
Loss on early retirement of debt
                (10,705 )      
Benefit (provision) for income taxes
    952       (11,233 )     (15,928 )     (34,698 )
                                 
Net income (loss)
  $ (48,507 )   $ 97,251     $ 76,805     $ 328,363  
                                 
 
 
(1) Adjusted EBITDAR is earnings before interest, income taxes, loss on early retirement of debt, depreciation and amortization, pre-opening expense, development expense, other income (expense), loss on disposal of assets, rental expense, corporate expense and stock-based compensation expense included in general and administrative expense. Adjusted EBITDAR is used by management as the primary measure of operating performance of the Company’s properties and to compare the operating performance of the Company’s properties with those of its competitors.
 


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
 
                 
    Nine Months Ended
 
    September 30,  
    2007     2006  
 
Capital Expenditures
               
Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Other
  $ 96,161     $ 41,851  
Las Vegas:
               
The Venetian
    121,209       80,027  
The Palazzo
    784,228       345,903  
Macao:
               
Sands Macao
    86,503       74,983  
The Venetian Macao and The Four Seasons Macao
    1,011,684       699,834  
Other Development Projects (Principally Cotai Strip Parcels 5 and 6)
    403,349       35,867  
Singapore
    218,933       8,427  
                 
Total capital expenditures
  $ 2,722,067     $ 1,286,892  
                 
 
                 
    September 30,
    December 31,
 
    2007     2006  
 
Total Assets
               
Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Other
  $ 399,177     $ 209,701  
Las Vegas:
               
The Venetian
    2,521,176       1,991,566  
The Palazzo
    2,105,591       1,179,157  
Macao:
               
Sands Macao
    584,784       537,990  
The Venetian Macao and The Four Seasons Macao
    3,442,401       2,138,535  
Other Development Projects (Principally Cotai Strip Parcels 5 and 6)
    757,891       170,441  
Singapore
    1,318,532       899,068  
                 
Total consolidated assets
  $ 11,129,552     $ 7,126,458  
                 
 
NOTE 9 — CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
LVSC is the obligor of the 6.375% Senior Notes due 2015 issued by LVSC on February 10, 2005. LVSLLC, VCR, Mall Intermediate Holding Company, LLC, Venetian Venture Development, LLC, Venetian Transport, LLC, Venetian Marketing, Inc., Interface Group-Nevada, Inc., Palazzo Condo Tower, LLC, Sands Pennsylvania, Inc., Lido Intermediate Holding Company, LLC, Lido Casino Resort Holding Company, LLC, Phase II Mall Holding, LLC, Phase II Mall Subsidiary, LLC and Lido Casino Resort, LLC, which was merged into VCR in March 2007 (collectively, the “Guarantor Subsidiaries”), have jointly and severally guaranteed the 6.375% Senior Notes on a full and unconditional basis. In conjunction with entering into the New Senior Secured Credit Facility, LVSC, the Guarantor Subsidiaries and the trustee entered into a supplemental indenture related to the Senior Notes, whereby the following subsidiaries were included as guarantors: Interface Group-Nevada, Inc., Palazzo Condo Tower, LLC, Sands Pennsylvania, Inc., Phase II Mall Holding, LLC, and Phase II Mall Subsidiary, LLC. As a result of the change in Guarantor Subsidiaries and non-guarantor subsidiaries, the Company has reclassified prior periods to conform to the current presentation as these are all entities under common control.
 
The condensed consolidating financial information of LVSC, the Guarantor Subsidiaries and the non-guarantor subsidiaries as of September 30, 2007, and December 31, 2006, and for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006, is as follows (in thousands).

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
 
Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheets
September 30, 2007
 
                                         
                Non-
    Consolidating/
       
    Las Vegas
    Guarantor
    Guarantor
    Eliminating
       
    Sands Corp.     Subsidiaries     Subsidiaries     Entries     Total  
 
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 131,411     $ 1,029,561     $ 518,675     $     $ 1,679,647  
Restricted cash
          7,255       255,547             262,802  
Intercompany receivable
    141,404       56,188             (197,592 )      
Accounts receivable, net
    2,127       102,066       48,114             152,307  
Inventories
          10,463       5,451             15,914  
Deferred income taxes
    706       22,110             56       22,872  
Prepaid expenses and other
    22,719       21,499       24,860       (24 )     69,054  
                                         
Total current assets
    298,367       1,249,142       852,647       (197,560 )     2,202,596  
Property and equipment, net
    157,185       3,366,948       4,132,579             7,656,712  
Investment in subsidiaries
    2,033,948       898,335             (2,932,283 )      
Intercompany notes receivable
    73,378       54,633             (128,011 )      
Deferred financing costs, net
    1,607       61,348       50,452             113,407  
Deferred income taxes
    2,647       4,597       9             7,253  
Leasehold interest in land, net
                1,030,550             1,030,550  
Other assets, net
    128       64,790       54,116             119,034  
                                         
Total assets
  $ 2,567,260     $ 5,699,793     $ 6,120,353     $ (3,257,854 )   $ 11,129,552  
                                         
Accounts payable
  $ 2,721     $ 34,468     $ 30,929     $     $ 68,118  
Construction payables
          155,540       566,798             722,338  
Intercompany payables
          87,888       109,704       (197,592 )      
Accrued interest payable
    2,394       1,863       4,437             8,694  
Other accrued liabilities
    7,221       158,788       480,748       (24 )     646,733  
Deferred income taxes
                (56 )     56        
Current maturities of long-term debt
    3,688       33,071       1,293,070             1,329,829  
                                         
Total current liabilities
    16,024       471,618       2,485,630       (197,560 )     2,775,712  
Other long-term liabilities
    13,171       173,382       2,895             189,448  
Intercompany notes payable
                128,011       (128,011 )      
Long-term debt
    335,042       3,020,845       2,605,482             5,961,369  
                                         
Total liabilities
    364,237       3,665,845       5,222,018       (325,571 )     8,926,529  
                                         
Stockholders’ equity
    2,203,023       2,033,948       898,335       (2,932,283 )     2,203,023  
                                         
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
  $ 2,567,260     $ 5,699,793     $ 6,120,353     $ (3,257,854 )   $ 11,129,552  
                                         


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
 
Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheets
December 31, 2006
 
                                         
                      Consolidating/
       
    Las Vegas
    Guarantor
    Non-Guarantor
    Eliminating
       
    Sands Corp.     Subsidiaries     Subsidiaries     Entries     Total  
 
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 69,100     $ 96,315     $ 302,651     $     $ 468,066  
Restricted cash
    50,076       95,139       253,547             398,762  
Intercompany receivables
    170,844       49,510             (220,354 )      
Accounts receivable, net
    137       121,375       52,171             173,683  
Inventories
          10,273       2,018             12,291  
Deferred income taxes
    1,583       14,064       41             15,688  
Prepaid expenses and other
    1,793       10,287       12,987             25,067  
                                         
Total current assets
    293,533       396,963       623,415       (220,354 )     1,093,557  
Property and equipment, net
    85,758       2,437,222       2,059,345             4,582,325  
Investment in subsidiaries
    1,919,079       825,736             (2,744,815 )      
Intercompany notes receivable
    73,154       52,736             (125,890 )      
Deferred financing costs, net
    1,176       24,124       45,081             70,381  
Restricted cash
          323,668       231,464             555,132  
Deferred income taxes
          5,048             (5,048 )      
Leasehold interest in land, net
                801,195             801,195  
Other assets, net
    78       12,538       11,252             23,868  
                                         
Total assets
  $ 2,372,778     $ 4,078,035     $ 3,771,752     $ (3,096,107 )   $ 7,126,458  
                                         
Accounts payable
  $ 884     $ 29,039     $ 21,115     $     $ 51,038  
Construction payables
    674       75,155       253,546             329,375  
Intercompany payables
          46,318       174,036       (220,354 )      
Accrued interest payable
    5,977       1,443       1,076             8,496  
Other accrued liabilities
    13,231       149,390       156,280             318,901  
Income taxes payable
    20,352                         20,352  
Current maturities of long-term debt
          6,486                   6,486  
                                         
Total current liabilities
    41,118       307,831       606,053       (220,354 )     734,648  
Other long-term liabilities
    2,981       177,199                   180,180  
Intercompany notes payable
                125,890       (125,890 )      
Deferred income taxes
    5,372                   (5,048 )     324  
Long-term debt
    248,153       1,673,926       2,214,073             4,136,152  
                                         
Total liabilities
    297,624       2,158,956       2,946,016       (351,292 )     5,051,304  
                                         
Stockholders’ equity
    2,075,154       1,919,079       825,736       (2,744,815 )     2,075,154  
                                         
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
  $ 2,372,778     $ 4,078,035     $ 3,771,752     $ (3,096,107 )   $ 7,126,458  
                                         


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
 
Condensed Consolidating Statements of Operations
For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2007
 
                                         
                Non-
    Consolidating/
       
    Las Vegas
    Guarantor
    Guarantor
    Eliminating
       
    Sands Corp.     Subsidiaries     Subsidiaries     Entries     Total  
 
Revenues:
                                       
Casino
  $     $ 83,094     $ 425,428     $     $ 508,522  
Rooms
          83,027       13,691             96,718  
Food and beverage
          27,300       22,915       (183 )     50,032  
Convention, retail and other
    12,924       28,309       11,300       (13,475 )     39,058  
                                         
      12,924       221,730       473,334       (13,658 )     694,330  
Less-promotional allowances
    (211 )     (18,674 )     (14,495 )           (33,380 )
                                         
Net revenues
    12,713       203,056       458,839       (13,658 )     660,950  
                                         
Operating expenses:
                                       
Casino
          46,487       295,625       (137 )     341,975  
Rooms
          20,524       3,050             23,574  
Food and beverage
          15,129       13,908       (552 )     28,485  
Convention, retail and other
          15,180       7,759             22,939  
Provision for doubtful accounts
          3,298       985             4,283  
General and administrative
          58,070       35,143       (12,969 )     80,244  
Corporate expense
    23,225       82       137             23,444  
Rental expense
          1,881       6,255             8,136  
Pre-opening expense
    2,272       5,063       83,112             90,447  
Development expense
    2,731             890             3,621  
Depreciation and amortization
    1,894       25,238       27,177             54,309  
Gain (loss) on disposal of assets
          (32 )     319             287  
                                         
      30,122       190,920       474,360       (13,658 )     681,744  
                                         
Operating income (loss)
    (17,409 )     12,136       (15,521 )           (20,794 )
Other income (expense):
                                       
Interest income
    2,602       17,137       8,949       (1,798 )     26,890  
Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized
    (5,730 )     (37,368 )     (31,307 )     1,798       (72,607 )
Other income (expense)
          (601 )     17,653             17,052  
Loss from equity investment in subsidiaries
    (24,751 )     (19,631 )           44,382        
                                         
Loss before income taxes
    (45,288 )     (28,327 )     (20,226 )     44,382       (49,459 )
(Benefit) provision for income taxes
    (3,219 )     3,576       595             952  
                                         
Net loss
  $ (48,507 )   $ (24,751 )   $ (19,631 )   $ 44,382     $ (48,507 )
                                         


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
 
Condensed Consolidating Statements of Operations
For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2006
 
                                         
                Non-
    Consolidating/
       
    Las Vegas
    Guarantor
    Guarantor
    Eliminating
       
    Sands Corp.     Subsidiaries     Subsidiaries     Entries     Total  
 
Revenues:
                                       
Casino
  $     $ 89,343     $ 335,643     $     $ 424,986  
Rooms
          80,053       1,598             81,651  
Food and beverage
          29,320       13,155       (81 )     42,394  
Convention, retail and other
    8,974       29,201       981       (9,248 )     29,908  
                                         
      8,974       227,917       351,377       (9,329 )     578,939  
Less-promotional allowances
    (156 )     (16,326 )     (9,229 )           (25,711 )
                                         
Net revenues
    8,818       211,591       342,148       (9,329 )     553,228  
                                         
Operating expenses:
                                       
Casino
          42,306       190,717       (61 )     232,962  
Rooms
          21,565       73             21,638  
Food and beverage
          14,818       5,994       (274 )     20,538  
Convention, retail and other
          15,008       1,151             16,159  
Provision for doubtful accounts
          3,711       (18 )           3,693  
General and administrative
          49,668       17,371       (8,994 )     58,045  
Corporate expense
    15,616       (14 )     52             15,654  
Rental expense
          3,046       337             3,383  
Pre-opening expense
    (249 )     685       14,148             14,584  
Development expense
    344       1,031       4,593             5,968  
Depreciation and amortization
    562       15,836       10,345             26,743  
Loss on disposal of assets
                383             383  
                                         
      16,273       167,660       245,146       (9,329 )     419,750  
                                         
Operating income (loss)
    (7,455 )     43,931       97,002             133,478  
Other income (expense):
                                       
Interest income
    2,293       8,974       11,773       (2,011 )     21,029  
Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized
    (4,367 )     (21,978 )     (21,009 )     2,011       (45,343 )
Other income (expense)
    2,430       (585 )     (2,525 )           (680 )
Income from equity investment in subsidiaries
    105,275       85,244             (190,519 )      
                                         
Income before income taxes
    98,176       115,586       85,241       (190,519 )     108,484  
Benefit (provision) for income taxes
    (925 )     (10,311 )     3             (11,233 )
                                         
Net income
  $ 97,251     $ 105,275     $ 85,244     $ (190,519 )   $ 97,251  
                                         


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
 
Condensed Consolidating Statements of Operations
For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2007
 
                                         
                Non-
    Consolidating/
       
    Las Vegas
    Guarantor
    Guarantor
    Eliminating
       
    Sands Corp.     Subsidiaries     Subsidiaries     Entries     Total  
 
Revenues:
                                       
Casino
  $     $ 288,125     $ 1,145,010     $     $ 1,433,135  
Rooms
          272,381       17,207             289,588  
Food and beverage
          105,057       57,451       (379 )     162,129  
Convention, retail and other
    38,909       100,018       14,566       (40,096 )     113,397  
                                         
      38,909       765,581       1,234,234       (40,475 )     1,998,249  
Less-promotional allowances
    (658 )     (55,241 )     (40,256 )           (96,155 )
                                         
Net revenues
    38,251       710,340       1,193,978       (40,475 )     1,902,094  
                                         
Operating expenses:
                                       
Casino
          142,619       762,105       (284 )     904,440  
Rooms
          63,985       3,234             67,219  
Food and beverage
          52,983       27,216       (1,188 )     79,011  
Convention, retail and other
          50,068       9,443             59,511  
Provision for doubtful accounts
          23,643       873             24,516  
General and administrative
          167,408       70,510       (39,003 )     198,915  
Corporate expense
    66,119       229       309             66,657  
Rental expense
          6,158       16,983             23,141  
Pre-opening expense
    2,272       10,237       140,715             153,224  
Development expense
    4,237             2,990             7,227  
Depreciation and amortization
    4,494       66,926       49,842             121,262  
Loss on disposal of assets
          158       368             526  
                                         
      77,122       584,414       1,084,588       (40,475 )     1,705,649  
                                         
Operating income (loss)
    (38,871 )     125,926       109,390             196,445  
Other income (expense):
                                       
Interest income
    7,127       35,589       23,468       (5,278 )     60,906  
Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized
    (13,258 )     (84,237 )     (69,411 )     5,278       (161,628 )
Other income (expense)
    (6 )     (981 )     8,702             7,715  
Loss on early retirement of debt
          (10,705 )                 (10,705 )
Income from equity investment in subsidiaries
    115,766       72,738             (188,504 )      
                                         
Income before income taxes
    70,758       138,330       72,149       (188,504 )     92,733  
Benefit (provision) for income taxes
    6,047       (22,564 )     589             (15,928 )
                                         
Net income
  $ 76,805     $ 115,766     $ 72,738     $ (188,504 )   $ 76,805  
                                         


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LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
 
Condensed Consolidating Statements of Operations
For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2006
 
                                         
                Non-
    Consolidating/
       
    Las Vegas
    Guarantor
    Guarantor
    Eliminating
       
    Sands Corp.     Subsidiaries     Subsidiaries     Entries     Total  
 
Revenues:
                                       
Casino
  $     $ 257,801     $ 921,029     $     $ 1,178,830  
Rooms
          257,636       4,807             262,443  
Food and beverage
          102,365       36,107       (239 )     138,233  
Convention, retail and other
    23,060       92,240       2,767       (23,878 )     94,189  
                                         
      23,060       710,042       964,710       (24,117 )     1,673,695  
Less-promotional allowances
    (512 )     (47,756 )     (24,828 )           (73,096 )
                                         
Net revenues
    22,548       662,286       939,882       (24,117 )     1,600,599  
                                         
Operating expenses:
                                       
Casino
          131,844       523,883       (179 )     655,548  
Rooms
          65,219       167             65,386  
Food and beverage
          50,022       18,205       (818 )     67,409  
Convention, retail and other
          46,859       1,422             48,281  
Provision for doubtful accounts
          11,992       11             12,003  
General and administrative
          143,452       49,865       (23,120 )     170,197  
Corporate expense
    40,656       1       202             40,859  
Rental expense
          10,316       577             10,893  
Pre-opening expense
    (249 )     1,112       20,294             21,157  
Development expense
    1,461       3,308       18,228             22,997  
Depreciation and amortization
    1,609       48,178       26,389             76,176  
Loss on disposal of assets
          12       1,908             1,920  
                                         
      43,477       512,315       661,151       (24,117 )     1,192,826  
                                         
Operating income (loss)
    (20,929 )     149,971       278,731             407,773  
Other income (expense):
                                       
Interest income
    8,967       25,421       18,167       (6,294 )     46,261  
Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized
    (12,843 )     (62,433 )     (21,461 )     6,294       (90,443 )
Other income (expense)
    2,423       (428 )     (2,525 )           (530 )
Income from equity investment in subsidiaries
    345,852       272,907             (618,759 )      
                                         
Income before income taxes
    323,470       385,438       272,912       (618,759 )     363,061  
Benefit (provision) for income taxes
    4,893       (39,586 )     (5 )           (34,698 )
                                         
Net income
  $ 328,363     $ 345,852     $ 272,907     $ (618,759 )   $ 328,363  
                                         


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LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
 
Condensed Consolidating Cash Flow Statements
For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2007
 
                                         
                Non-
    Consolidating/
       
    Las Vegas
    Guarantor
    Guarantor
    Eliminating
       
    Sands Corp.     Subsidiaries     Subsidiaries     Entries     Total  
 
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities
  $ (104,696 )   $ 161,537     $ 162,402     $     $ 219,243  
                                         
Cash flows from investing activities:
                                       
Change in restricted cash
    50,076       411,552       233,054             694,682  
Capital expenditures
    (82,095 )     (910,376 )     (1,729,596 )           (2,722,067 )
Acquisition of gaming license included in other assets
          (50,000 )                 (50,000 )
Intercompany receivable from Guarantor Subsidiaries
    (79,902 )                 79,902        
Intercompany receivable from non-guarantor subsidiaries
    (32,068 )     (69,890 )           101,958        
Repayment of receivable from Guarantor Subsidiaries
    65,974                   (65,974 )      
Repayment of receivable from non-guarantor subsidiaries
    125,464       58,521             (183,985 )      
Capital contributions to subsidiaries
          (704 )           704        
                                         
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities
    47,449       (560,897 )     (1,496,542 )     (67,395 )     (2,077,385 )
                                         
Cash flows from financing activities:
                                       
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
    23,862                         23,862  
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation
    5,865                         5,865  
Capital contributions received
                704       (704 )      
Borrowings from Las Vegas Sands Corp. 
          79,902       32,068       (111,970 )      
Borrowings from Guarantor Subsidiaries
                69,890       (69,890 )      
Repayment on borrowings from Las Vegas Sands Corp. 
          (65,974 )     (125,464 )     191,438        
Repayment on borrowings from Guarantor Subsidiaries
                (58,521 )     58,521        
Proceeds from Macao credit facility
                1,300,000             1,300,000  
Proceeds from Singapore credit facility
                332,002             332,002  
Proceeds from New Senior Secured Credit Facility — Term B
          3,000,000                   3,000,000  
Proceeds from senior secured credit facility — revolver
          62,000                   62,000  
Proceeds from airplane financings
    92,250                         92,250  
Proceeds from Phase II mall construction loan
          52,000                   52,000  
Proceeds from FF&E credit facility and other long-term debt
          23,834       13,415             37,249  
Repayments on senior secured credit facility — term B and term B delayed
          (1,170,000 )                 (1,170,000 )
Repayment on senior secured credit facility — revolver
          (322,128 )                 (322,128 )
Repayments on Phase II mall construction loan
          (166,500 )                 (166,500 )
Repayments on The Sands Expo Center mortgage loan
          (90,868 )                 (90,868 )
Repayment on new senior secured credit facility — term B
          (7,500 )                 (7,500 )
Repayments on FF&E credit facility and other long-term debt
          (7,335 )     (14 )           (7,349 )
Repayments on airplane financings
    (1,844 )                       (1,844 )
Payments of deferred financing costs
    (575 )     (54,825 )     (16,778 )           (72,178 )
                                         
Net cash provided by financing activities
    119,558       1,332,606       1,547,302       67,395       3,066,861  
                                         
Effect of foreign exchange rate on cash
                2,862             2,862  
                                         
Increase in cash and cash equivalents
    62,311       933,246       216,024             1,211,581  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
    69,100       96,315       302,651             468,066  
                                         
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
  $ 131,411     $ 1,029,561     $ 518,675     $     $ 1,679,647  
                                         


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LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
 
Condensed Consolidating Cash Flow Statements
For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2006
 
                                         
                Non-
    Consolidating/
       
    Las Vegas
    Guarantor
    Guarantor
    Eliminating
       
    Sands Corp.     Subsidiaries     Subsidiaries     Entries     Total  
 
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities
  $ (11,983 )   $ 112,264     $ (471,116 )   $     $ (370,835 )
                                         
Cash flows from investing activities:
                                       
Change in restricted cash
    (790 )     84,224       (735,507 )           (652,073 )
Capital expenditures
    (41,851 )     (429,575 )     (815,466 )           (1,286,892 )
Notes receivable from non-guarantor subsidiaries
    (115,000 )     (75,000 )           190,000        
Repayment of notes receivable from non- guarantor subsidiaries
    165,000       25,000             (190,000 )      
Intercompany receivable from Las Vegas Sands Corp. 
          (20,000 )           20,000        
Repayment of receivable from Las Vegas Sands Corp. 
          20,000             (20,000 )      
Capital contributions to subsidiaries
    (12,223 )     (6,996 )           19,219        
                                         
Net cash used in investing activities
    (4,864 )     (402,347 )     (1,550,973 )     19,219       (1,938,965 )
                                         
Cash flows from financing activities:
                                       
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
    3,863                         3,863  
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation
    888                         888  
Capital contributions received
          12,223       6,996       (19,219 )      
Borrowings from Las Vegas Sands Corp. 
                115,000       (115,000 )      
Borrowings from Guarantor Subsidiaries
    20,000             75,000       (95,000 )      
Repayment on borrowings from Las Vegas Sands Corp. 
                (165,000 )     165,000        
Repayment on borrowings from Guarantor Subsidiaries
    (20,000 )           (25,000 )     45,000        
Proceeds from Macao credit facility
                1,350,000             1,350,000  
Proceeds from Singapore credit facility
                866,203             866,203  
Proceeds from senior secured credit facility-revolver
          254,129                   254,129  
Proceeds from Phase II mall construction loan
          51,000                   51,000  
Repayments on Venetian Intermediate credit facility
                (50,000 )           (50,000 )
Repayments on Macao credit facility
                (50,000 )           (50,000 )
Repayment on senior secured credit facility-revolver
          (25,000 )                 (25,000 )
Repayments on FF&E credit facility and other long-term debt
          (2,400 )     67             (2,333 )
Repayments on The Sands Expo Center mortgage loan
          (3,650 )                 (3,650 )
Payments of deferred financing costs
          (81 )     (49,308 )           (49,389 )
                                         
Net cash provided by financing activities
    4,751       286,221       2,073,958       (19,219 )     2,345,711  
                                         
Effect of foreign exchange rate on cash
                952             952  
                                         
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
    (12,096 )     (3,862 )     52,821             36,863  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
    202,196       89,621       165,029             456,846  
                                         
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
  $ 190,100     $ 85,759     $ 217,850     $     $ 493,709  
                                         


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LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
ITEM 2 — MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
The following discussion should be read in conjunction with, and is qualified in its entirety by, the condensed consolidated financial statements, and the notes thereto and other financial information included in this Form 10-Q. Certain statements in this “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” are forward-looking statements. See “— Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements.”
 
 
We own and operate The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino (“The Venetian”), a Renaissance Venice-themed resort situated on the Las Vegas Strip (the “Strip”). The Venetian includes the first all-suites hotel on the Strip with 4,027 suites; a gaming facility of approximately 120,000 gross square feet; an enclosed retail, dining and entertainment complex of approximately 440,000 net leasable square feet (“The Grand Canal Shops”), which was sold to a third party in 2004; and a meeting and conference facility of approximately 1.1 million square feet (the “Congress Center”). A subsidiary of Las Vegas Sands Corp. owns and operates an expo and convention center with approximately 1.2 million square feet (“The Sands Expo Center”), which is connected to The Venetian and the Congress Center. Approximately 36.9% of our gross revenue at The Venetian, including The Sands Expo Center, for the nine months ended September 30, 2007, was derived from gaming and 63.1% was derived from hotel rooms, food and beverage, and other non-gaming sources. The percentage of non-gaming revenue for The Venetian reflects the resort’s emphasis on the group convention and trade show business and the resulting higher occupancy and room rates during mid-week periods.
 
We also own and operate the Sands Macao, a Las Vegas-style casino in Macao, China, which opened in May 2004. The Sands Macao now offers over 229,000 square feet of gaming facilities after its expansion, which was completed in August 2006, as well as several restaurants, VIP facilities, a theater and other high-end amenities. In addition, we completed our hotel tower in September 2007, which increased the number of suites from 51 to 289. Approximately 95.4% of the Sands Macao’s gross revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2007, was derived from gaming activities, with the remainder primarily derived from food and beverage services.
 
On August 28, 2007, we opened The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel (“The Venetian Macao”) on the Cotai Striptm, a master-planned development of resort properties (the “Cotai Strip”), in Macao, China. With a theme similar to that of The Venetian in Las Vegas, The Venetian Macao includes a hotel with over 2,900 suites; a casino floor of approximately 550,000 square feet; a 15,000-seat arena; retail space of approximately 1.0 million square feet; and a convention center complex of approximately 1.2 million square feet. The casino has approximately 850 table games and 3,400 slot machines and is designed to have a final capacity of approximately 1,150 table games and 7,000 slot machines. Approximately 85.2% of The Venetian Macao’s gross revenue for the period ended September 30, 2007, was derived from gaming activities, with the remainder primarily derived from room revenues and food and beverage services.
 
 
 
We are currently constructing The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino (“The Palazzo”), a second resort similar in size to The Venetian, which is situated on a 14-acre site next to The Venetian and The Sands Expo Center. The Palazzo will consist of an all-suites, 50-floor luxury hotel tower with 3,066 suites, a gaming facility of approximately 105,000 square feet and an enclosed shopping, dining and entertainment complex of approximately 400,000 net leasable square feet (the “Phase II mall”), which we have contracted to sell to a third party. The Palazzo is expected to open on December 20, 2007, at an estimated cost of approximately $2.1 billion, of which the Phase II mall is expected to cost approximately $580.0 million (exclusive of certain incentive payments to executives made in July 2004). In connection with the sale of The Grand Canal Shops, we entered into an agreement with General Growth Partners (“GGP”), the purchaser of The Grand Canal Shops, to sell the Phase II mall upon completion of construction. The ultimate purchase price that GGP has agreed to pay for the Phase II mall is the greater of


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(i) $250.0 million and (ii) the Phase II mall’s net operating income for months 19 through 30 of its operations divided by a capitalization rate. The capitalization rate is 6.0% on the first $38.0 million of net operating income and 8.0% on the net operating income above $38.0 million. Under the terms of the agreement, we expect the opening of the Phase II mall in January 2008 to trigger an initial payment of more than $500.0 million from GGP with additional proceeds of more than $250.0 million, or more than $750.0 million in total, over the thirty-month period following the sale.
 
We are in the early stages of constructing a high-rise residential condominium tower with approximately 1.0 million saleable square feet that will be situated between The Palazzo and The Venetian. The condominium tower is currently expected to open in fall 2009 at an estimated cost of approximately $600.0 million.
 
 
On December 20, 2006, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced that our indirect majority-owned subsidiary, Sands Bethworks Gaming, LLC (“Sands Bethworks Gaming”), had been awarded a Pennsylvania gaming license. Sands Bethworks Gaming is a project venture in which we effectively own 86% of the economic interest. In July 2007, we paid a $50.0 million licensing fee to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and were issued our Pennsylvania gaming license by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board in August 2007. We are in the process of developing a gaming, hotel, shopping and dining complex (the “Sands Bethworks”) located on the site of the Historic Bethlehem Steel Works in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, which is about 70 miles from midtown Manhattan, New York. The 126-acre development is expected to feature a 300-room hotel, 200,000 square feet of retail space, 5,000 slot machines, a 50,000 square foot multipurpose event center and a variety of dining options. We currently expect the cost to develop and construct the Sands Bethworks will be approximately $800.0 million.
 
 
We have submitted development plans to the Macao government for six casino-resort developments in addition to The Venetian Macao on an area of approximately 200 acres located on the Cotai Strip (which we refer to as parcels 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8). The developments are expected to include hotels, exhibition and conference facilities, casinos, showrooms, shopping malls, spas, restaurants, entertainment facilities and other attractions and amenities, as well as public common areas. We have commenced construction or pre-construction on these six parcels of the Cotai Strip. We plan to own and operate all of the casinos in these developments under our Macao gaming subconcession. More specifically, we intend to develop our other Cotai Strip properties as follows:
 
  •  Parcel 2 is intended to be a Four Seasons hotel and casino, which will be adjacent to The Venetian Macao and is expected to be a boutique hotel with approximately 400 luxury hotel rooms, approximately 800,000 square feet of Four Seasons-serviced luxury apartments, distinctive dining experiences, a full service spa and other amenities, an approximately 45,000 square foot casino and approximately 210,000 square feet of upscale retail offerings. We will own the entire development. We have entered into an exclusive non-binding letter of intent and are currently negotiating definitive agreements under which Four Seasons Hotels Inc. will manage the hotel and serviced luxury apartments under its Four Seasons brand.
 
  •  Parcel 5 is intended to include a three-hotel complex with approximately 2,150 luxury and mid-scale hotel rooms, serviced luxury apartments, a casino and a retail shopping mall. We will own the entire development and have entered into a management agreement with Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts to manage two hotels under its Shangri-La and Traders brands. In addition, we have entered into a management agreement with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide to manage a hotel and serviced luxury apartments under its St. Regis brand.
 
  •  Parcel 6 is intended to include a two-hotel complex with approximately 4,000 luxury and mid-scale hotel rooms, a casino and a retail shopping mall physically connected to the mall in the Shangri-La/Traders hotel podium. We will own the entire development and have entered into a management agreement with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide to manage the hotels under its Sheraton brand.
 
  •  Parcels 7 and 8 are intended to each include a multi-hotel complex with approximately 3,000 luxury and mid-scale hotel rooms on each parcel, serviced luxury vacation suites, a casino and retail shopping malls that


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  are physically connected. We will own the entire development and have entered into non-binding agreements with Hilton Hotels to manage Hilton and Conrad brand hotels and serviced luxury vacation suites on parcel 7 and Fairmont Raffles Holdings to manage Fairmont and Raffles brand hotel complexes and serviced luxury vacation suites on parcel 8. We are currently negotiating definitive agreements with Hilton Hotels and Fairmont Raffles Holdings.
 
  •  For parcel 3, we have signed a non-binding memorandum of agreement with an independent developer. We are currently negotiating the definitive agreement pursuant to which we will partner with the developer to build a multi-hotel complex, which may include a Cosmopolitan hotel. In addition, we have signed a non-binding letter of intent with Intercontinental Hotels Group to manage hotels under the Intercontinental and Holiday Inn International brands, and serviced luxury vacation suites under the Intercontinental brand, on the site. We are currently negotiating definitive agreements with Intercontinental Hotels Group. In total, the multi-hotel complex is intended to include approximately 3,900 hotel rooms, serviced luxury vacation suites, a casino and a retail shopping mall.
 
The Four Seasons resort is currently planned to feature approximately 130 table games and 400 slot machines. The casinos on parcels 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8 are each currently planned to include approximately 325 table games and 1,750 slot machines. Upon completion, our developments on the Cotai Strip (including The Venetian Macao) are currently planned to feature total gaming capacity of approximately 2,900 table games and 16,000 slot machines.
 
Currently, we expect the total cost of development on the Cotai Strip to be in the range of $11.0 billion to $12.0 billion. We will need to arrange additional debt financing to finance those costs and there is no assurance that we will be able to obtain this additional debt financing.
 
In February 2007, we entered into a land concession agreement with the Macao government pursuant to which we were awarded a concession by lease for parcels 1, 2 and 3 on the Cotai Strip, including the site on which we own and operate The Venetian Macao (parcel 1) and the site on which we are building the Four Seasons hotel (parcel 2). We have made an initial premium payment of 853.0 million patacas (approximately $106.7 million at exchange rates in effect on September 30, 2007) towards the aggregate land premium for parcels 1, 2 and 3 of 2.59 billion patacas (approximately $323.9 million at exchange rates in effect on September 30, 2007). Additionally, we received a credit in the amount of 193.4 million patacas (approximately $24.2 million at exchange rates in effect on September 30, 2007) towards the aggregate land premium related to reclamation work and other works done on the land and the installation costs of an electrical substation. On April 18, 2007, the land concession became effective when it was published in Macao’s Official Gazette. In July 2007, we paid 816.9 million patacas (approximately $102.2 million at exchange rates in effect on September 30, 2007) for the balance of the land premium payment due on parcel 1. We are required to make land premium payments relating to the remaining parcels 2 and 3, and annual rent payments relating to all three parcels in the amounts and at the times specified in the land concession. Each parcel’s share of the remaining land premium balance will either be due upon the completion of the corresponding resort or be payable through seven equal semi-annual payments, bearing interest at 5% per annum, to be made over a four year period, whichever comes first.
 
We do not yet have all the necessary Macao government approvals that we will need in order to develop our Cotai Strip developments. We have commenced construction on our other Cotai Strip properties on land for which we have not yet been granted land concessions. If we do not obtain land concessions we could lose all or a substantial part of our investment in these other Cotai Strip properties. As of September 30, 2007, we have capitalized approximately $475.1 million of construction costs related to our other Cotai Strip properties.
 
 
We have entered into a non-binding letter of intent with the Zhuhai Municipal People’s Government of the People’s Republic of China to work with it to create a master plan for, and develop, a leisure and convention destination resort on Hengqin Island, which is located within mainland China, approximately one mile from the Cotai Strip. We are actively preparing preliminary design concepts for presentation to the government. In January 2007, we were informed that the Zhuhai Government established a Project Coordination Committee to act as a government liaison empowered to work directly with us to advance the development of the project. We have


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interfaced with this committee and are working actively with the committee as we continue to advance our plans. The project remains subject to a number of conditions, including further governmental approvals.
 
 
In August 2006, our wholly-owned subsidiary, Marina Bay Sands Pte. Ltd., entered into a development agreement with the Singapore Tourism Board (the “STB”) to build and operate an integrated resort called the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The Marina Bay Sands will be a large integrated resort that is expected to include three 50+ story hotel towers (totaling approximately 2,600 rooms), a casino, an enclosed retail, dining and entertainment complex of approximately 750,000 net leasable square feet, a convention center and meeting room complex of approximately 1.2 million square feet, theaters, and a landmark iconic structure at the bay-front promenade that contains an art/science museum. Although construction has started on the Marina Bay Sands, we are continuing to work with the STB to finalize various aspects of the integrated resort and are in the process of revising our cost estimates for the project. We expect the cost to develop and construct the Marina Bay Sands will be in excess of the previously disclosed $3.6 billion, inclusive of $811.7 million paid in 2006 for the land premium, taxes and other fees. The Marina Bay Sands is expected to open in late 2009.
 
 
The United Kingdom government announced that the approval for the country’s first regional super casino had been rescinded. Should the government approve an alternative super casino site, we intend to evaluate the efficacy of participating in the tender process for that site. In addition, we have existing agreements to develop and lease gaming and entertainment facilities with the Sheffield United and Glasgow Rangers football clubs in the United Kingdom. Our ability to eventually develop and lease gaming and entertainment facilities under these agreements is subject to a number of conditions, including the passage of appropriate legislation and our ability to obtain a gaming license.
 
 
We are currently exploring the possibility of developing and operating integrated resorts in additional Asian, U.S. and European jurisdictions.
 
 
The preparation of our condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires our management to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, revenues and expenses, and related disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities. These estimates are based on historical information, information that is currently available to us and on various other assumptions that management believes to be reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results could vary from those estimates and we may change our estimates and assumptions in future evaluations. Changes in these estimates and assumptions may have a material effect on our results of operations and financial condition. We believe that the critical accounting policies discussed below affect our more significant judgments and estimates used in the preparation of our condensed consolidated financial statements. For a discussion of our significant accounting policies and estimates, please refer to Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements presented in our 2006 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 28, 2007.
 
There were no newly identified significant accounting estimates in the nine months ended September 30, 2007, nor were there any material changes to the critical accounting policies and estimates discussed in our 2006 Annual Report, with the exception of the adoption of Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Interpretation (“FIN”) No. 48, “Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes,” which is described below.
 
 
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No. 109, “Accounting for Income Taxes.” Under SFAS No. 109, deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized based on differences between financial statement and tax basis of assets and liabilities using enacted tax rates. SFAS No. 109 requires the recognition of deferred tax assets, net of any applicable valuation allowances, related to net operating loss carryforwards, tax credits and other temporary differences. The standard and guidance set forth by FIN No. 48 require recognition of a future tax benefit to the extent that realization of such benefit is more likely than not; otherwise, a valuation allowance is applied.
 
Our income tax returns are subject to examination by the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) and other tax authorities. While positions taken in tax returns are sometimes subject to uncertainty in the tax laws, we do not take such positions unless we have “substantial authority” to do so under the Internal Revenue Code and applicable regulations. We may take positions on our tax returns based on substantial authority that are not ultimately accepted by the IRS. We are subject to income tax examination by tax authorities for years after 2002. There are currently no income tax returns being examined by the IRS or other major tax authorities.
 
We adopted the provisions of FIN No. 48 on January 1, 2007. As a result of the implementation of FIN No. 48, we recognized a $4.1 million increase in the liability for unrecognized tax benefits, which was accounted for as a reduction to opening retained earnings. At the adoption date of January 1, 2007, we had $8.5 million of unrecognized tax benefits, of which $6.1 million would affect our effective income tax rate if recognized. We do not expect a significant increase or decrease in unrecognized tax benefits over the next twelve months.
 
 
See related disclosure at “Item 1 — Financial Statements — Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements — Note 1 — Organization and Business of Company.”
 
 
The following table summarizes our results of operations:
 
                                                 
    Three Months Ended September 30,     Nine Months Ended September 30,  
                Percent
                Percent
 
    2007     2006     Change     2007     2006     Change  
    (In thousands, except for percentages)  
 
Net revenues
  $ 660,950     $ 553,228       19.5 %   $ 1,902,094     $ 1,600,599       18.8 %
Operating expenses
    681,744       419,750       62.4 %     1,705,649       1,192,826       43.0 %
Operating income (loss)
    (20,794 )     133,478       (115.6 )%     196,445       407,773       (51.8 )%
Income (loss) before income taxes
    (49,459 )     108,484       (145.6 )%     92,733       363,061       (74.5 )%
Net income (loss)
    (48,507 )     97,251       (149.9 )%     76,805       328,363       (76.6 )%
 
                                 
    Percent of Net Revenues  
    Three Months Ended
    Nine Months Ended
 
    September 30,     September 30,  
    2007     2006     2007     2006  
 
Operating expenses
    103.1 %     75.9 %     89.7 %     74.5 %
Operating income (loss)
    (3.1 )%     24.1 %     10.3 %     25.5 %
Income (loss) before income taxes
    (7.5 )%     19.6 %     4.9 %     22.7 %
Net income (loss)
    (7.3 )%     17.6 %     4.0 %     20.5 %
 
 
 
Operating revenues of The Venetian and The Venetian Macao are dependent upon the volume of customers who stay at the hotel, which affects the price that can be charged for hotel rooms and the volume of table games and slot machine play. The Sands Macao is almost wholly dependent on casino customers that visit the casino on a daily basis. Hotel revenues are not material for the Sands Macao. Visitors to the Sands Macao and The Venetian Macao


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arrive by ferry, automobile, bus, airplane or helicopter from Hong Kong, cities in China, and other Southeast Asian cities in close proximity to Macao and elsewhere.
 
The following are the key measurements we use to evaluate operating revenue:
 
Casino revenue measurements for Las Vegas:  Table games drop and slot handle are volume measurements. Win or hold percentage represents the percentage of drop or handle that is won by the casino and recorded as casino revenue. Table games drop represents the sum of markers issued (credit instruments) less markers paid at the table, plus cash deposited in the table drop box. Slot handle is the gross amount wagered or coin placed into slot machines in aggregate for the period cited. Drop and handle are abbreviations for table games drop and slot handle. Based upon our mix of table games, our table games produce a statistical average table win percentage (calculated before discounts), as measured as a percentage of table game drop, of generally between 20.0% to 22.0% and slot machines produce a statistical average slot machine win percentage (calculated before slot club cash incentives), as measured as a percentage of slot machine handle, of generally between 6.0% and 7.0%.
 
Casino revenue measurements for Macao:  We view Macao table games as being segregated into two groups, consistent with the Macao market’s convention: Rolling Chip play (all VIP play) and Non-Rolling Chip play (mostly non-VIP players). The volume measurement for Rolling Chip play is non-negotiable gaming chips wagered. The volume measurement for Non-Rolling Chip play is table games drop as described above. Rolling Chip volume and Non-Rolling Chip volume are not equivalent because Rolling Chip volume is a measure of amounts wagered versus dropped and therefore Rolling Chip volume is substantially higher than drop. Slot handle at the Macao properties is the gross amount wagered or coins placed into slot machines in aggregate for the period cited.
 
We view Rolling Chip table games win as a percentage of Rolling Chip volume and we view Non-Rolling Chip table games win as a percentage of drop. 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 in Macao, our Rolling Chip table games win percentage (calculated before discounts and commissions), as measured as a percentage of Rolling Chip volume, is expected to be 3.0% and our Non-Rolling Chip table games are expected to produce a statistical average table win percentage (calculated before discounts and commissions), as measured as a percentage of table game drop, of generally between 18.0% to 20.0%. Similar to Las Vegas, our Macao slot machines produce a statistical average slot machine win percentage, as measured as a percentage of slot machine handle, of generally between 6.0% and 7.0%.
 
Actual win may vary from the statistical average. Generally, slot machine play at The Venetian, Sands Macao and The Venetian Macao is conducted on a cash basis. The Venetian’s table games revenue is approximately 61.1% from credit-based wagering for the nine months ended September 30, 2007. Table game play at Sands Macao and The Venetian Macao are conducted primarily on a cash basis.
 
Hotel revenue measurements:  Hotel occupancy rate, which is the average percentage of available hotel rooms occupied during a period, and average daily room rate, which is the average price of occupied rooms per day, are used as performance indicators. Revenue per available room represents a summary of hotel average daily room rates and occupancy. Because not all available rooms are occupied, average daily room rates are normally higher than revenue per available room. Reserved rooms where the guests do not show up for their stay and lose their deposit may be re-sold to walk-in guests. These rooms are considered to be occupied twice for statistical purposes due to obtaining the original deposit and the walk-in guest revenue. In cases where a significant number of rooms are resold, occupancy rates may be in excess of 100% and revenue per available room may be higher than the average daily room rate.


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Three Months Ended September 30, 2007 Compared to the Three Months Ended September 30, 2006
 
 
Our net revenues consisted of the following:
 
                         
    Three Months Ended September 30,  
                Percent
 
    2007     2006     Change  
    (In thousands, except for percentages)  
 
Net Revenues
                       
Casino
  $ 508,522     $ 424,986       19.7 %
Rooms
    96,718       81,651       18.5 %
Food and beverage
    50,032       42,394       18.0 %
Convention, retail and other
    39,058       29,908       30.6 %
                         
      694,330       578,939       19.9 %
Less — promotional allowances
    (33,380 )     (25,711 )     29.8 %
                         
Total net revenues
  $ 660,950     $ 553,228       19.5 %
                         
 
Consolidated net revenues were $661.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2007, an increase of $107.7 million compared to $553.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2006. The increase in net revenues was due primarily to the opening of The Venetian Macao on August 28, 2007, offset by a decrease in casino revenues at Sands Macao as more fully described below.
 
Casino revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2007, increased $83.5 million as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2006. Of the increase, $131.0 million was attributable to the opening of The Venetian Macao, offset by a decrease of $41.2 million at the Sands Macao and a slight decrease of $6.3 million at The Venetian. The following table summarizes the results of our casino activity:
 
                         
    Three Months Ended September 30,  
    2007     2006     Change  
    (In thousands, except for percentages)  
 
Sands Macao
                       
Total casino revenues
  $ 294,467     $ 335,643       (12.3 )%
Non-Rolling Chip table games drop
  $ 812,385     $ 1,040,774       (21.9 )%
Non-Rolling Chip table games win percentage
    18.7 %     18.6 %     0.1 pts
Rolling Chip volume
  $ 6,287,371     $ 3,513,694       78.9 %
Rolling Chip win percentage
    2.85 %     4.25 %     (1.4 )pts
Slot handle
  $ 297,910     $ 265,372       12.3 %
Slot hold percentage
    6.6 %     7.9 %     (1.3 )pts
The Venetian Macao
                       
Total casino revenues
  $ 130,962     $       %
Non-Rolling Chip table games drop
  $ 257,089     $       %
Non-Rolling Chip table games win percentage
    16.7 %     %     pts
Rolling Chip volume
  $ 4,727,325     $       %
Rolling Chip win percentage
    2.44 %     %     pts
Slot handle
  $ 123,211     $       %
Slot hold percentage
    6.6 %     %     pts
The Venetian
                       
Total casino revenues
  $ 83,093     $ 89,343       (7.0 )%
Table games drop
  $ 356,353     $ 264,318       34.8 %
Table games win percentage
    14.7 %     23.4 %     (8.7 )pts
Slot handle
  $ 619,845     $ 521,532       18.9 %
Slot hold percentage
    6.2 %     6.5 %     (0.3 )pts


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In our experience, average win percentages remain steady when measured over extended periods of time but can vary considerably within shorter time periods as a result of the statistical variances that are associated with games of chance in which large amounts are wagered.
 
Room revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2007, increased $15.1 million as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2006. The increase was primarily attributable to $12.1 million from the opening of The Venetian Macao as well as an increase in the average daily room rate and the occupancy rate at The Venetian, offset by fewer room nights available due to our recently completed room renovation project. The following table summarizes the results of our room revenue activity:
 
                         
    Three Months Ended September 30,  
    2007     2006     Change  
 
The Venetian
                       
Average daily room rate
  $ 234     $ 221       5.9 %
Occupancy rate
    99.6 %     98.4 %     1.2 pts
Revenue per available room
  $ 233     $ 217       7.4 %
The Venetian Macao
                       
Average daily room rate
  $ 208     $       %
Occupancy rate
    77.5 %           pts
Revenue per available room
  $ 161     $       %
 
Food and beverage revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2007, increased $7.6 million as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2006. The increase was primarily attributable to the opening of The Venetian Macao which generated $3.6 million, as well as slight increases of $1.2 million at The Venetian and $1.4 million at Sands Macao.
 
Convention, retail and other revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2007, increased $9.2 million as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2006. The increase is primarily attributable to $7.1 million associated with the opening of The Venetian Macao, which consisted primarily of rental revenues from the mall.
 
 
The breakdown of operating expenses is as follows:
 
                         
    Three Months Ended September 30,  
                Percent
 
    2007     2006     Change  
    (In thousands, except for percentages)  
 
Operating Expenses
                       
Casino
  $ 341,975     $ 232,962       46.8 %
Rooms
    23,574       21,638       8.9 %
Food and beverage
    28,485       20,538       38.7 %
Convention, retail and other
    22,939       16,159       42.0 %
Provision for doubtful accounts
    4,283       3,693       16.0 %
General and administrative
    80,244       58,045       38.2 %
Corporate expense
    23,444       15,654       49.8 %
Rental expense
    8,136       3,383       140.5 %
Pre-opening expense
    90,447       14,584       520.2 %
Development expense
    3,621       5,968       (39.3 )%
Depreciation and amortization
    54,309       26,743       103.1 %
Loss on disposal of assets
    287       383       (25.1 )%
                         
Total operating expenses
  $ 681,744     $ 419,750       62.4 %
                         


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Operating expenses were $681.7 million for the three months ended September 30, 2007, an increase of $262.0 million as compared to $419.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2006. The increase in operating expenses was primarily attributable to higher operating revenues, the opening of The Venetian Macao and pre-opening activities as more fully described below.
 
Casino department expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2007, increased $109.0 million as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2006. Of the $109.0 million increase, $59.1 million was due to the 39.0% gross win tax on casino revenues from our properties in Macao. An additional $28.2 million in casino-related expenses (exclusive of the aforementioned 39% gross win tax) were attributable to The Venetian Macao. Despite the higher gross win tax, casino operating margins at the Sands Macao are similar to those at The Venetian primarily because of lower labor, marketing and sales expenses in Macao. The remaining increase was primarily attributable to expenses incurred to maintain our customer base at the Sands Macao.
 
Food and beverage department expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2007, increased $7.9 million as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2006, of which approximately $4.6 million was attributable to The Venetian Macao. The remaining increase was due to the increases in food and beverage revenues at The Venetian and the Sands Macao as noted above.
 
Convention, retail and other expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2007, increased $6.8 million as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2006, of which $5.2 million was attributable to The Venetian Macao.
 
The provision for doubtful accounts was $4.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2007, compared to $3.7 million for the three months ended September 30, 2006. The amount of this provision can vary over short periods of time because of factors specific to the customers who owe us money from gaming activities at any given time. We believe that the amount of our provision for doubtful accounts in the future will depend upon the state of the economy, our credit standards, our risk assessments and the judgment of our employees responsible for granting credit.
 
General and administrative expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2007, increased $22.2 million as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2006. The increase was primarily attributable to $15.7 million at The Venetian Macao and to a lesser extent, to the growth of our businesses in Las Vegas and Sands Macao.
 
Corporate expense for the three months ended September 30, 2007, increased $7.8 million as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2006. The increase was primarily attributable to a $4.7 million increase in legal and professional fees, as well as an increase of $2.0 million in other corporate general and administrative costs as we continue to build our corporate infrastructure to support our current and planned growth.
 
Rental expense for the three months ended September 30, 2007, increased $4.8 million as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2006. The increase is primarily attributable to the amortization of Singapore’s leasehold interest in land entered into in August 2006 and Macao’s leasehold interests in land entered into in February and July 2007.
 
Pre-opening and development expenses were $90.4 million and $3.6 million, respectively, for the three months ended September 30, 2007, compared to $14.6 million and $6.0 million, respectively, for the three months ended September 30, 2006. Pre-opening expense represents personnel and other costs incurred prior to the opening of new ventures that are expensed as incurred. Pre-opening expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2007, were primarily related to The Venetian Macao and other Cotai Strip projects, and to the Marina Bay Sands project in Singapore. Development expense includes the costs associated with our evaluation and pursuit of new business opportunities, which are also expensed as incurred. Development expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2007 were primarily related to our activities in Hengqin Island, Asia and the U.S. We expect that pre-opening expenses will continue to increase in 2007 compared to 2006 with the scheduled opening of The Palazzo and as we progress with our Cotai Strip projects, in Singapore and Pennsylvania; however, we expect pre-opening expenses will decrease for the three months ended December 31, 2007, compared to the three months ended September 30, 2007, as The Venetian Macao is now open.


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Depreciation and amortization expense for the three months ended September 30, 2007, increased $27.6 million as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2006. The increase was primarily the result of placing into service a significant portion of the assets of The Venetian Macao in August 2007, capital improvements being placed into service related to the room renovation project at The Venetian and a full quarter of depreciation expense related to the Sands Macao podium expansion, which was placed into service in August 2006. Additionally, there was $2.5 million in accelerated depreciation expense during the three months ended September 30, 2007, related to assets at The Venetian being replaced in connection with the room renovation project.
 
 
The following table summarizes information related to interest expense on long-term debt:
 
                 
    Three Months Ended September 30,  
    2007     2006  
    (In thousands, except for percentages)  
 
Interest cost
  $ 136,819     $ 73,784  
Less: Capitalized interest
    (64,212 )     (28,441 )
                 
Interest expense, net
  $ 72,607     $ 45,343  
                 
Cash paid for interest
  $ 139,306     $ 71,889  
Average total debt balance
  $ 7,202,564     $ 3,542,665  
Weighted average interest rate
    7.6 %     8.3 %
 
Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized, was $72.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2007, an increase of $27.3 million as compared to $45.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2006. This increase is primarily attributable to an increase in our average long-term debt balances resulting primarily from the completion of the $2.5 billion Macao credit facility in May 2006 (increased to $3.3 billion in March 2007), the $1.49 billion Singapore bridge facility in August 2006 and the $5.0 billion new senior secured credit facility in May 2007. We expect interest expense will continue to increase as our long-term debt balances increase, while capitalized interest will decrease as our projects are completed. This increase was offset by the capitalization of $64.2 million of interest during the three months ended September 30, 2007, compared to $28.4 million of capitalized interest during the three months ended September 30, 2006. Leasehold interest in land payments made in Macao and Singapore are not considered qualifying assets and as such, are not included in the base amount used to determine capitalized interest. We expect that the capitalized interest amount will also continue to increase in 2007 as compared to 2006 as The Palazzo project approaches its opening date later this year and as we continue our construction activities on the Cotai Strip, at Marina Bay Sands and Sands Bethworks.
 
 
Interest income for the three months ended September 30, 2007, was $26.9 million, an increase of $5.9 million as compared to $21.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2006. The increase was primarily attributable to additional invested cash balances, primarily from our borrowings under the U.S. senior secured credit facilities and the Macao credit facility that have not yet been spent.
 
Other income for the three months ended September 30, 2007, was $17.1 million as compared to other expense of $0.7 million for the three months ended September 30, 2006. The $17.1 million income amount was primarily attributable to foreign exchange gains associated with U.S. denominated debt held in Macao and the weakening of the U.S. dollar.
 
Our effective income tax rate for the three months ended September 30, 2007, was 1.9%. The effective tax rate for the 2007 period was significantly lower than the United States federal statutory rate due primarily to a zero effective tax rate on our Macao net income as a result of a temporary income tax exemption in Macao on gaming operations, which is set to expire at the end of 2008, no tax benefit recorded on certain losses in some foreign jurisdictions and geographic income mix. The effective income tax rate was 10.4% for the three months ended


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September 30, 2006, primarily due to the application of the aforementioned Macao temporary income tax exemption.
 
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2007 Compared to the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2006
 
 
Our net revenues consisted of the following:
 
                         
    Nine Months Ended September 30,  
                Percent
 
    2007     2006     Change  
    (In thousands, except for percentages)  
 
Net Revenues
                       
Casino
  $ 1,433,135     $ 1,178,830       21.6 %
Rooms
    289,588       262,443       10.3 %
Food and beverage
    162,129       138,233       17.3 %
Convention, retail and other
    113,397       94,189       20.4 %
                         
      1,998,249       1,673,695       19.4 %
Less — promotional allowances
    (96,155 )     (73,096 )     31.5 %
                         
Total net revenues
  $ 1,902,094     $ 1,600,599       18.8 %
                         
 
Consolidated net revenues were $1.90 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2007, an increase of $301.5 million compared to $1.60 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2006. The increase in net revenues was due primarily to an increase in casino revenues.


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Casino revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2007, increased $254.3 million as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2006. Of the increase, $131.0 million was attributable to the opening of The Venetian Macao in August 2007, $93.0 million was attributable to the growth of our casino operations at the Sands Macao due primarily to the Rolling Chip program, which generated an increase in Rolling Chip volume of $8.94 billion, and a $30.3 million increase attributable to increases in table games drop and slot handle at The Venetian as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2006. The following table summarizes the results of our casino activity:
 
                         
    Nine Months Ended September 30,  
    2007     2006     Change  
    (In thousands, except for percentages)  
 
Sands Macao
                       
Total casino revenues
  $ 1,014,049     $ 921,029       10.1 %
Non-Rolling Chip table games drop
  $ 2,750,121     $ 3,143,726       (12.5 )%
Non-Rolling Chip table games win percentage
    18.6 %     18.6 %     pts
Rolling Chip volume
  $ 20,406,862     $ 11,468,848       77.9 %
Rolling Chip win percentage
    3.04 %     3.21 %     (0.17 )pts
Slot handle
  $ 912,364     $ 775,603       17.6 %
Slot hold percentage
    6.9 %     7.8 %     (0.9 )pts
The Venetian Macao
                       
Total casino revenues
  $ 130,962     $       %
Non-Rolling Chip table games drop
  $ 257,089     $       %
Non-Rolling Chip table games win percentage
    16.7 %     %     pts
Rolling Chip volume
  $ 4,727,325     $       %
Rolling Chip win percentage
    2.44 %     %     pts
Slot handle
  $ 123,211     $       %
Slot hold percentage
    6.6 %     %     pts
The Venetian
                       
Total casino revenues
  $ 288,124     $ 257,801       11.8 %
Table games drop
  $ 990,460     $ 881,982       12.3 %
Table games win percentage
    21.4 %     21.2 %     0.2 pts
Slot handle
  $ 1,771,085     $ 1,573,683       12.5 %
Slot hold percentage
    6.1 %     6.4 %     (0.3 )