Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) is scheduled to announce its Q2 earnings on 25 July. Last quarter, LVS, posted strong Q1 results with about 30% increase in revenue driven by strong performance by its Macau and Singapore property portfolio. With slowdown of growth in China in last quarter, investors and analysts are eagerly awaiting to see the impact on LVS’ results.  We have a $64 price estimate for Las Vegas Sands, implying a premium to the current market price.
We briefly discuss the key trends that we will be watching in the upcoming quarterly earnings:
- LVS Q4’16 Earnings: Increasing Competition In Macau A Cause Of Worry For LVS?
- LVS Businesses To Revive On The Back Of Momentum In Macau
- Casino Bill Passed In Japan, But Can It Challenge Other Casino Markets In Asia?
- What 2017 Holds For LVS: Macau Casino Industry and Japan Casino Legalization Brings Optimism Among LVS Investors
- The Year 2016 In Review: Las Vegas Sands Business Improved Aided by Increased Visitation In Macau
- Here’s How Las Vegas Sands Can Be Impacted By China ATM Withdrawal Caps
Macau property portfolio
Macau holds strategic importance for LVS as it contributes more than 50% to its revenues. According to our estimates, Macau contributes about 50% to LVS’ current stock valuation. The Macau gaming industry thrives on the well being of the Chinese economy. However, in May, it witnessed a mere 7.3% yoy increase, its slowest increase in the last 3 years. 
The majority of tourists visiting Macau are from Mainland China. We are curious to see the impact on LVS’ VIP and Mass table games turnover amidst reports of visa restrictions in China and slow down in the Chinese economy. Increasing disposable income in China’s growing middle class population and a growing number of high net worth individuals have been the key factors behind the growth of the VIP and mass market turnover in Macau.
Future expansion plans
LVS is eagerly exploring opportunities in other emerging regions, especially India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam. We are interested in knowing management’s future expansion policies and which regions they plan to target for expansion. Further details about the Spanish project would be helpful in gauging the scope of the project. LVS has already initiated work on Europa Vegas, an integrated resort in Spain, which will give it access to European customers.Notes:
- See: China Q2 growth slows to 3-year low of 7.6%, The Jakarta Post [↩]
- See: Casino Stocks Stumble as Macau Gaming Revenues in May See Slowest Rate of Growth in Almost 3 Years, Market Watch [↩]