Does LVS Have a Winning Hand Ahead of Earnings This Week?

Las Vegas Sands will report earnings on Wednesday after the close

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Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) will step up to the earnings plate this Wednesday, Jan 27 after the market closes. With the recent passing of Las Vegas Sands’ founder and CEO, Sheldon Adelson, earlier this month, this quarterly report will be a pivotal event for the company. Investors will want to tune in for all updates.

Las Vegas Sands stock, is currently down 9% year-to-date already. The round $60 level proved to be a stiff ceiling to end 2020, and the shares are a ways off their Feb. 12 annual high of $71.38. Nevertheless, LVS has chart support place at its 80-day moving average.

LVS Stock Chart

The casino operator has beat expectations on half of its earnings reports over the past 12 months. For the fourth quarter of 2019,  Las Vegas Sands beat expectations by a margin of $0.10 and reported an earnings per share (EPS) of $0.88. For the first quarter of 2020, LVS reported a loss -$0.03 and missed analysts' earnings expectations by a margin of $0.10.

LVS reported yet another decrease in earnings for the second quarter of 2020. Las Vegas Sands reported a -$1.05 loss and whiffed analyst expectations by $0.31. For the third quarter of 2020, LVS beat expectation by a margin of $0.06. For Wednesday's report, investors expect to see that the fourth quarter of 2020 produced a 31 per share loss, according to Wall Street.

Despite the company’s steadily decreasing stock price, Las Vegas Sands’ market cap remains at a significant $41 billion. Notably, however, Las Vegas Sands' revenue has fallen by nearly $8 billion over the past 12 months, marking a top line decrease of nearly 60%. LVS has only generated $6 billion in revenue over the past 12 months. Final nail in the fundamentals column? The company is also down well over $3 billion on its net income. Las Vegas Sands has taken a net loss of $757 million this past year.

LVS is currently sporting a forward price-earnings ratio of 35.21, which is very promising given the company’s current circumstances. Should Las Vegas Sands recover to its 2019 levels, the upside potential could be huge for investors in LVS. Overall, Las Vegas Sands stock remains a promising play for investors looking to place their bets on a travel industry recovery.

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