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Looking at Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s (NYSE:LVS) earnings update in December 2018, analyst consensus outlook appear cautiously subdued, as a 1.5% rise in profits is expected in the upcoming year, relative to the higher past 5-year average growth rate of 5.0%. With trailing-twelve-month net income at current levels of US$2.4b, we should see this rise to US$2.5b in 2020. Below is a brief commentary on the longer term outlook the market has for Las Vegas Sands. Investors wanting to learn more about other aspects of the company should research its fundamentals here.
How will Las Vegas Sands perform in the near future?
The longer term view from the 18 analysts covering LVS is one of positive sentiment. Since forecasting becomes more difficult further into the future, broker analysts generally project out to around three years. I’ve plotted out each year’s earnings expectations and inserted a line of best fit to calculate an annual growth rate from the slope in order to understand the overall trajectory of LVS’s earnings growth over these next few years.
From the current net income level of US$2.4b and the final forecast of US$3.0b by 2022, the annual rate of growth for LVS’s earnings is 8.3%. This leads to an EPS of $3.82 in the final year of projections relative to the current EPS of $3.07. In 2022, LVS’s profit margin will have expanded from 18% to 20%.
Future outlook is only one aspect when you’re building an investment case for a stock. For Las Vegas Sands, I’ve compiled three pertinent factors you should look at:
- Financial Health: Does it have a healthy balance sheet? Take a look at our free balance sheet analysis with six simple checks on key factors like leverage and risk.
- Valuation: What is Las Vegas Sands worth today? Is the stock undervalued, even when its growth outlook is factored into its intrinsic value? The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether Las Vegas Sands is currently mispriced by the market.
- Other High-Growth Alternatives : Are there other high-growth stocks you could be holding instead of Las Vegas Sands? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large growth potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!
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