Las Vegas Sands Corp

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LVS : NYSE : Services
$55.28 -0.18 | -0.32%
Today's Range: 55.15 - 55.8
Avg. Daily Volume: 4700400.0
01/13/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.96 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 7.94% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)2968.542893.68
EBITDA ($mil)1012.68997.21
EBIT ($mil)725.2739.78
Net Income ($mil)513.36519.36


Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1799.481862.98
Total Assets ($mil)20680.6620502.89
Total Debt ($mil)9756.929128.94
Equity ($mil)6343.886891.53


Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin51.2448.19
EBITDA Margin34.1134.46
Operating Margin24.4325.57
Sales Turnover0.540.6
Return on Assets7.8610.83
Return on Equity25.6532.23
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio1.021.41
Debt/Capital0.610.57
Interest Expense76.5974.11
Interest Coverage9.479.98


Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)794.79795.86
Div / share0.720.65
EPS0.650.65
Book value / share7.988.66
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume4685518.03983986.0

Valuation


BUY. LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 30.75 for the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 25.49. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 6.95 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.84 and a discount versus the industry average of 7.45. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
LVS 27.05 Peers 30.75   LVS 11.47 Peers 15.71

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

LVS is trading at a discount to its peers.

 

Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

LVS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
LVS 21.33 Peers 31.36   LVS NM Peers 1.82

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

LVS is trading at a discount to its peers.

 

Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

LVS's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
LVS 6.95 Peers 7.45   LVS -26.26 Peers 70.64

Average. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

LVS is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.

 

Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, LVS is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
LVS 3.94 Peers 2.93   LVS -8.55 Peers 4.94

Premium. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

LVS is trading at a significant premium to its industry.

 

Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

LVS significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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