Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 1. 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 18.1% and EPS will drop -4.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.26 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.67.
Last quarter, Las Vegas Sands notched revenue of $3.23 billion. GAAP reported sales were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.54 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 $0.54. GAAP EPS of $0.53 for Q4 were 36% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.39 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 159.1%, 610 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 21.9%, 420 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.1%, 300 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $13.20 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.73.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,822 members out of 2,135 rating the stock outperform, and 313 members rating it underperform. Among 468 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 424 give Las Vegas Sands a green thumbs-up, and 44 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 $51.98.
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