Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 30. 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 expand 18.6% and EPS will grow 5.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.02 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.60.
Last quarter, Las Vegas Sands logged revenue of $2.71 billion. GAAP reported sales were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.41 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 $0.46. GAAP EPS of $0.42 for Q3 were 4.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.44 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 44.7%, 480 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.7%, 660 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.9%, 470 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $11.09 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.19.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,818 members out of 2,128 rating the stock outperform, and 310 members rating it underperform. Among 501 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 448 give Las Vegas Sands a green thumbs-up, and 53 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 $51.87.
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