Las Vegas Sands Corp. ( LVS Quick Quote LVS - Free Report) is scheduled to report fourth-quarter 2021 results on Jan 26, 2022, after the closing bell. In the previous quarter, the company reported a negative earnings surprise of 80%. How are Estimates Placed?
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the fourth-quarter bottom line is pegged at a loss of 21 cents per share, indicating an improvement of 43.2% from a loss of 37 cents reported in the year-ago quarter.
For revenues, the consensus mark is pegged at nearly $1,033 million. The metric suggests a deterioration of 9.9% from the year-ago quarter’s figure.
Let's take a look at how things have shaped up in the quarter.
Factors at Play
Las Vegas Sands’ fourth-quarter performance is likely to have benefitted from a recovery in Singapore and Macau markets. A surge in vaccination rates, easing of restrictions and establishment of travel corridors are likely to have made way for recovery in the to-be-reported quarter. Moreover, planned investment in new projects coupled with robust spending at the premium mass level for the gaming and retail perspective in Macau is likely to have driven the company’s performance in the fourth quarter.
Higher revenues at Sand Cotai Central and Parisian Macao might have contributed to the company’s fourth-quarter performance. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for net revenues at Sand Cotai Central and Parisian Macao are pegged at $147 million and $114 million, suggesting growth of 54.7% and 12.9%, respectively, from the prior-year quarter’s figures. Its Marine Bay Sands segment might have witnessed revenue gain as well. For this segment, the consensus mark is pegged at $348 million, indicating an improvement of 0.9% from the prior-year quarter’s tally. Net revenues at Four Seasons Hotel Macao is pegged at $114, suggesting no changes from the prior-year quarter’s levels. Net revenues at Venetian Macao are pegged at $278 million, indicating a decline of 15% from the prior-year quarter’s levels. Dismal visitation in the Las Vegas operating properties is likely to have affected the company’s performance. Although sequential improvements in terms of visitation are likely, it is still expected to remain below pre-pandemic levels. For Las Vegas operations, the consensus mark for fourth-quarter revenues is pegged at $12.5 million, indicating a deterioration of 91.7% from the year-ago quarter’s levels. What Our Model Says
Our proven model does not conclusively predict an earnings beat for Las Vegas Sands this time around. A stock needs to have a positive
Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) to beat estimates. But that's not the case here. Earnings ESP: Las Vegas Sands has an Earnings ESP of +22.66%. You can uncover the best stocks to buy or sell before they’re reported with our Earnings ESP Filter. Zacks Rank: The company carries a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell). Stocks Poised to Beat Earnings Estimates
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