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
Interest Expense76.5974.11
Interest Coverage9.479.98

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


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.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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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.

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  Price to
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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.

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  Earnings Growth
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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.

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  Sales Growth
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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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