MGM Resorts International (MGM) will reports earnings results for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2014 (2QFY14) tomorrow, before the market opens. Analysts are estimating earnings per share (EPS) of 12 cents, up a cent from the comparable quarter last year. The Street expects revenue of $2.6 billion, ahead of the $2.4 billion posted in the same quarter last year.
Stocks of major Macau casino operators Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS), Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN), and MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) are trading lower in pre-market hours today as option traders continue to bet against a quick recovery, as highlighted by a news article published by Bloomberg.
By James Hartje:Macau has become the world's number one gambling market, overtaking Las Vegas as a result of a huge development surge over the past five years. Once a seedy sideshow to nearby Hong Kong, Macau now draws millions of Mainland Chinese visitors, who can't legally bet at home. Over three billion people live within a travel radius around Macau. We originally became interested in the investment opportunities in Macau back on May 28th, 2010.
Stocks of major Macau casino operators including Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS), Wynn Resorts Limited (WYNN), MGM Resorts International (MGM), and Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd (ADR) (MPEL) are trading lower today, following the release of a note by Cameron McKinght, analyst at Wells Fargo.
Shares of all major gaming and casino companies moved lower today after sell-side analysts provided a word of caution in new research published today. Bank of America Merrill Lynch said today in a research note that revenues in Macau could face headwinds going forward.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) stock is down almost 31% year-to-date, and Bidness Etc believes it still might not be optimal to invest in. The stock is still declining and the company is facing downward pressure on its EBITDA estimates.
The world’s largest casino operator derives over three-fourth of its revenues from the casino segment, and over 65% from Macau alone. However, as of late, monthly Macau gross gaming revenues have been struggling amid China's anti-corruption campaign.
Las Vegas Sands (LVS) reported its Q4 2012 results last week and Macau once again was a big driver to growth. Unlike its competitors, Las Vegas Sands hasn’t experienced a slower growth in Macau in spite of a slowdown in the Chinese economy.
Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) will report its 1Q 2013 earnings on May 1. Despite a slowdown in the Chinese economy last year, the company continued to do well in Macau, the world's biggest casino market. Given the success of Las Vegas Sands' integrated resorts in Macau and increased gaming revenues in China, we expect good results in the first quarter.