Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS ) is expected to report Q3 earnings around Oct. 26. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Las Vegas Sands's revenues will increase 19.8% and EPS will increase 10.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.89 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.61.
Last quarter, Las Vegas Sands tallied revenue of $2.58 billion. GAAP reported sales were 10% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.35 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.44. GAAP EPS of $0.29 for Q2 were 36% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.45 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 44.8%, 390 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.3%, 690 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.3%, 820 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $11.22 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.35.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,806 members out of 2,121 rating the stock outperform, and 315 members rating it underperform. Among 460 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 405 give Las Vegas Sands a green thumbs-up, and 55 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Las Vegas Sands is outperform, with an average price target of $62.65.
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