Las Vegas Sands Corp

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LVS : NYSE : Services
$63.57 | %
Today's Range: 63.36 - 64.01
Avg. Daily Volume: 2684200.0
09/22/17 - 4:01 PM ET

Financial Analysis

LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.15 which shows that technically this company has the 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 7.84% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)3141.02650.08
EBITDA ($mil)1155.0872.22
EBIT ($mil)819.0608.0
Net Income ($mil)545.0327.97

Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)2317.02233.95
Total Assets ($mil)20142.020980.53
Total Debt ($mil)10140.010273.63
Equity ($mil)5923.06427.49

Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin50.348.85
EBITDA Margin36.7732.91
Operating Margin26.0722.94
Sales Turnover0.610.53
Return on Assets10.167.78
Return on Equity34.5525.41
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio1.211.26
Interest Expense79.075.38
Interest Coverage10.378.07

Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)791.0794.73
Div / share0.730.72
Book value / share7.498.09
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2718669.03514225.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 45.02 for the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 24.93. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 8.50 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.11 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 10.09. 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.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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LVS 24.66 Peers 45.02   LVS 11.56 Peers 18.78

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

LVS is trading at a significant 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.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
LVS 22.69 Peers 25.56   LVS 0.81 Peers 2.73

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

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


Discount. 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 trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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LVS 8.50 Peers 10.09   LVS 25.85 Peers 52.24

Discount. 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 discount to 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.

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  Sales Growth
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LVS 4.09 Peers 3.37   LVS 10.51 Peers 7.91

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 premium to its industry on this measurement.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

LVS has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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