Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, casino operator Melco Crown Entertainment
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Melco's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Central Hong Kong (2004)|
|Market Cap||$6.2 billion|
|Industry||Casinos and gaming|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$4.1 billion|
|Management||Co-Chairman/CEO Yau Lung Ho
CFO Geoffrey Stuart Davis
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||0.7%|
|Cash/Debt||$1.5 billion / $2.3 billion|
Las Vegas Sands
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 1,358 members who have rated Melco believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
This current dip has me excited. ... YES, there are some concerns around Chinese gov't restricting [spending], visits, even length of stay to Macau. YES, revenue growth is slowing a bit in recent quarters.
But it's only slowly. It's not stalling. It's not reversing. Chinese, like many Asian cultures, really like to gamble. [Melco] is *the* major local player in the space, and benefits from having those local government inroads. They have a couple of really remarkable properties in Macau. The Cotai strip is the hot place to be gambling in the world. ...
[Melco shares] recently flirted with the $16 range, and so far I see no reason why [long term] it won't grow right on past that.
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