The fourth quarter of 2016 was the first quarter since the second quarter of 2014 that Macau’s gaming market grew at all. And the signs of life have given new hope to gaming investors with exposure to the world’s biggest gaming market.
But Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) may not have had as strong a quarter as competitors like Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd (NASDAQ:MPEL) and Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN). We’ll have to wait until the latter two report earnings to see how market share is trending, but Las Vegas Sands left a lot to be desired from a growth perspective.
The Parisian in Macau. Image source: Las Vegas Sands.
What earnings looked like in Q4
Overall, net revenue was up 7.4% in the fourth quarter, to $3.08 billion, and net income rose 5.6%, to $607 million, or $0.64 per share. Good luck helped the quarter, and if casinos would have won the amount that management normally expects to win, earnings would have been $0.58 per share.
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