QUOTE AND NEWS
Market Intelligence Center  May 19  Comment 
After closing Monday at $50.66, Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS) presents an attractive opportunity to get a 3.31% return in just 59 days, which is an annualized return of 20.45% (for comparison purposes only). To enter this trade, sell one Jul. '15...
TheStreet.com  May 18  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Las Vegas Sands Corp   were trading lower by 0.24% to $50.85 Monday morning, after analysts at Goldman Sachs cut their rating on the company to "neutral" from "buy." The firm also decreased its price target...
TheStreet.com  May 18  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGES AIG was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: AIG Ratings Report. Citrix Systems was downgraded at Goldman Sachs to neutral from buy....
Motley Fool  May 16  Comment 
The north end of the Las Vegas Strip is now the hottest spot in town.
TheStreet.com  May 15  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Las Vegas Sands Corp.  are declining 0.89% to $51.08 in Friday's afternoon trading after Barclays lowered its price target to $55 from $59. The firm is maintaining its "overweight" rating. Analyst Felicia...
Market Intelligence Center  May 15  Comment 
MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's patented algorithms have identified an attractive covered-call trade on Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS). Look at the Jul. '15 $50.00 covered call for a net debit in the $48.55 area. This trade has a duration of 63 days....
Market Intelligence Center  May 13  Comment 
Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS) traded between $51.31 and $52.56 before closing at $52.09 Tuesday and presents some attractive trading opportunities today according to MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's patented algorithms. The computer program that picks...
Benzinga  May 13  Comment 
On CNBC's Fast Money Final Trade, Tim Seymour said that he wants to take profits in ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ Yr(ETF) (NYSE: TBT). Pete Najarian thinks that ADT Corp (NYSE: ADT) might trade higher. He noticed that somebody sold the May 38...
Benzinga  May 12  Comment 
A Macau appeals court reportedly rejected a $375.7 million lawsuit against the China unit of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS). The suit was brought in 2012 by Asian American Entertainment Corp. and claimed that Sands breached a 2001 an...
Forbes  May 11  Comment 
Consistently, one of the more popular stocks people enter into their stock options watchlist at Stock Options Channel is Las Vegas Sands Corp (NYSE: LVS). So this week we highlight one interesting put contract, and one interesting call contract,...




 


Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) is a company that runs resort casinos in Las Vegas, Nevada and Macao, China.[1]


Revenues were $6.85 billion for the year ended December 31, 2010, an increase of $2.29 billion compared to $4.56 billion for the year ended December 31, 2009.[2] The increase in net revenues was driven by $1.26 billion of net revenues at Marina Bay Sands, which opened in April 2010, as well an increase of $849.5 million across all of our Macau properties and $106.8 million at our Las Vegas Operating Properties.[2]

Company Overview

Las Vegas Sands owns and operates casino resorts and conference centers in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Macao, China.[1] The company plans to expand by creating what it calls the "Cotai Strip" in Macao, an integrated group of resort properties anchored by its Venetian Macao.[1] The company owns and operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino and The Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. In Macau, China, the company operates the Sands Macao, The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, and the Plaza Casino. The company also owns and operates the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, and the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. [1]

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Important News

LVS was expecting to sell its Singapore real estate gambling center known as the Marine Bay Sands by 2013 or 2014. However, the Singapore government has declared a lock-up on the sale of the property until at least 2017. If Las Vegas Sands decides to sell its property after 2017, the sale must be approved by the Singaporean government. This significantly reduces the chances of LVS recuperating some of the investments in Singaporean real estate.[3]

Business Growth

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Competition

Las Vegas Sands faces intense competition in both Las Vegas and Macao. The company’s primary competitors in both markets include Wynn Resorts and MGM Mirage, both of which operate in the Las Vegas and Macao markets. LVS also faces competition from privately-held Harrah’s Entertainment, Boyd Gaming, and Native American casinos.

  • Wynn Resorts: Develops luxury casino resorts and operates the Wynn Las Vegas, Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, and Wynn Macau.[4]
  • MGM Mirage: Operates casino resorts, golf courses, and golf clubs in the United States.[5] MGM has a strategic alliance with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, owner of Foxwoods Casino Resort in Ledyard, Connecticut.[5]
  • Boyd Gaming: Boyd Gaming owns and operates 16 casinos in Nevada, Mississippi, Illinois, Louisiana, Indiana and Florida. They are also a 50% partner in The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City. Unlike other Casino operators such as Wynn Resorts (WYNN) or Las Vegas Sands (LVS) who tend to focus on higher end tourists, Boyd typically caters to the middle-income customer. Their Las Vegas properties also differ in that they target local Las Vegas residents, one of the strongest and fastest-growing gaming segments, and Hawaiian tourists
  • Harrah's Entertainment: A gaming company that owns and operates under the Harrah's, Caesars and Horseshoe brand names.[6] It also owns the London Clubs International family of casinos and the World Series of Poker.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Wikinvest SEC FIles: LVS 2010 10-K, Item 1, Business
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wikinvest SEC Files: LVS 2010 10-K, Item 7, Management's Discussion
  3. Reuters: Singapore will block Las Vegas Sands' Singapore mall sale
  4. Wynn Resorts Ltd.: Profile. Yahoo! Finance.
  5. 5.0 5.1 MGM Mirage Profile. Yahoo! Finance.
  6. Corporate Profile. Harrah's Entertainment.
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