Updated from 3:22 p.m. EDT
swung to a loss in the first quarter.
Net loss for the quarter was $33.8 million, or 30 cents per share, compared to net income of $46.7 million, or 41 cents per diluted share in 2008.
Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters were expecting earnings of 2 cents a share on revenue of $742.6 million.
Net revenue was $740 million, compared to $778.7 million in the first quarter of 2008. The revenue decline was driven primarily by 8.7% lower revenue at Wynn Macau, the Las Vegas-based casino operator said.
Shares closed at $49.98, up $7.17, or 16.8%.
Las Vegas Sands
after the close.
but did beat Wall Street estimates.