Las Vegas Sands Corp is a resorts & casinos business based in the US. Las Vegas Sands shares (LVS.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $58.38 – a decrease of 0.32% over the previous week. Las Vegas Sands employs 50,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $6 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Las Vegas Sands's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $58.38, which is 11.01% down on its pre-crash value of $65.6 and 75.32% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $33.3.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Las Vegas Sands shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $652.62 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $876.87.
|Latest market close||$58.38|
|52-week range||$33.3 - $72.8369|
|50-day moving average||$51.8035|
|200-day moving average||$48.8833|
|Wall St. target price||$58.94|
|Dividend yield||$3.16 (6.88%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.445|
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|1 week (2021-01-08)||1.33%|
|1 month (2020-12-18)||2.19%|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||29.36%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||20.54%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||-20.75%|
|2 years (2019-01-17)||2.87%|
|3 years (2018-01-17)||-20.16%|
|5 years (2016-01-15)||51.58%|
Valuing Las Vegas Sands stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Las Vegas Sands's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Las Vegas Sands's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 104x. In other words, Las Vegas Sands shares trade at around 104x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Las Vegas Sands's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.4925. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Las Vegas Sands's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Las Vegas Sands's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $755 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Las Vegas Sands's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$6 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||$10.9 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||-1.16%|
|Return on equity TTM||-19%|
|Market capitalisation||$42.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 15.4 million Las Vegas Sands shares held short by investors – that's known as Las Vegas Sands's "short interest". This figure is 25.4% up from 12.3 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Las Vegas Sands shares can be evaluated.
Las Vegas Sands's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Las Vegas Sands shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Las Vegas Sands shares traded daily (recently around 6.4 million). Las Vegas Sands's SIR currently stands at 2.39. In other words for every 100,000 Las Vegas Sands shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2390 shares are currently held short.
However Las Vegas Sands's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Las Vegas Sands shares, or, against the total number of tradable Las Vegas Sands shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Las Vegas Sands's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Las Vegas Sands shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.6749% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Las Vegas Sands shares, roughly 675 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Las Vegas Sands.
Find out more about how you can short Las Vegas Sands stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Las Vegas Sands.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 19.23
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Las Vegas Sands's overall score of 19.23 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 17th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Las Vegas Sands is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 1.94/100
Las Vegas Sands's environmental score of 1.94 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Las Vegas Sands is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 9.6/100
Las Vegas Sands's social score of 9.6 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Las Vegas Sands is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 6.19/100
Las Vegas Sands's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Las Vegas Sands is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Las Vegas Sands scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Las Vegas Sands has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||19.23|
|Total ESG percentile||17.25|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
|Level of controversy||2|
We're not expecting Las Vegas Sands to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
Over the last 12 months, Las Vegas Sands's shares have ranged in value from as little as $33.3 up to $72.8369. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Las Vegas Sands's is 1.3365. This would suggest that Las Vegas Sands's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Las Vegas Sands Corp., together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. It owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, the Sands Cotai Central, The Parisian Macao, The Plaza Macao and Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, and the Sands Macao in Macao, the People's Republic of China; and Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The company also owns and operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino on the Las Vegas Strip; and the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Its integrated resorts feature accommodations, gaming, entertainment and retail malls, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity chef restaurants, and other amenities. Las Vegas Sands Corp. was founded in 1988 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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