There has been an increase of 20.9% in the incomes during fourth quarter of 2012 of the Las Vegas Sands or LVS, the casino operator which runs in Pennsylvania, Nevada, Singapore and Macau. At the same time, it recorded an increase of 18.3% to $11.13 billion for the complete year. The fiscal statement of the company during fourth quarter of 2012 was surpassed by recording net income worth $438.8 million which is an increase of 35.8% during the identical time span in 2011 on net incomes worth $3.08 billion. The working of LVS in Asia donated $2.687 billion or 87% to the total amount. These results verify the statement given by leader of LVS Sheldon Adelson that there had been constant implementation of their international development policies.
Adelson informed analysts that they couldn’t capture much of the Asian market. He stated they have land based casinos in Korea, Japan and Vietnam for some time. They are also searching for additional chances in South America and Europe. He can’t be expecting more than this in the times to come. All this is except for you are discussing about the US because Adelson is quite sure about a number of markets in US which are over-crowded or going to be over-crowded. He added that they are observing all the markets constantly however; they don’t wish to contest on parallel lines with Caesars. It is noteworthy that Caesars is contesting in the riverboat market and the small casino markets which are located there.
As is usual, Sands China was the most important locomotive of development on LVS. There has been an increase of 48.1% to $1.97 billion and 52.3% to $467 million in total net incomes and net income respectively during fourth quarter. An amount worth $843 million was produced by the Venetian Macao in net incomes out of which $722.3 million is contributed by gaming. Since there has been an increase from 29.2% to 29.9% in the winning percentage, therefore, the accumulation of stable chips increased by 10.5% to $1.22 billion. Since repairs were carried out in the Paiza Club which is concentrated on VIPs, therefore a small number of only 29 gaming tables were left.
As a result of this, there has been a fall of 6.6% to $12.66 billion in the number of moving chips. However, this drop down was counterbalanced by a win percentage of 3.25% as compared to win percentage of 2.95% in the fourth quarter of 2011. This win percentage is more than estimated. There has been an increase of 21.3% to $1.23 billion in the slot handle and at the same time there has been a drop down in the slot hold from 5.9% to 5.5%.
An amount worth $296.2 million has been generated as net incomes by the Four Seasons Hotel Macau and Plaza Casino out of which $260.20 million has been contributed by gaming. There has been a rise of 24.2% to an evident $125.5 million in the accumulation of stable chips on a win percentage of 45.1%. At the same time, there has been an increase of 42.7% to $10.73 billion on a win percentage of 2.68% in the number of moving chips. There has been an increase of 43.7% to an evident $350.4 million and 4.8% to 5.3% in the slot handle and slot hold respectively.
A net income worth $314.6 million was produced by Sands Macao out of which $305.8 million has been contributed by gaming. In spite of the fact that there has been a fall of 106 gaming tables as compared to past year, the accumulation of stable chips increased by 3.1% to $708.6 million on a win percentage of 22.2%. There has been a fall of 24.2% to $5.76 billion in the number of moving chips however the win percentage increased from 2.77% to 3.29%. There has been a decrease of 2.5% to $605.4 million and 4.8% to 4.3% in the slot handle and slot hold respectively.
Since Sands Cotai Central initiated in April 2012 only, therefore no annual assessments could be made. The accumulation of stable chips was $932.5 million with a win percentage of 20.6%. The number of moving chips recorded to be $10.17 billion with a more than estimated win percentage of 3.13%. Motivated by forceful ETG or electronic table games play, the slot handle and slot hold were recorded to be $1.24 billion and 3.7% respectively. There has been an increase of 65.4% to $2.58 million per day in the mass table, slot and ETG win per day in comparison to the third quarter of the same year.
Marina Bay Sands in Singapore had to suffer for one more time due to investment by the high-stake players in profitable trades. There has been a drop down of 11.1% to $717.2 million and 16% to $549.5 million in the net incomes and gaming incomes respectively. In spite of the fact that there has been an increase of 53% to $16.47 billion in the number of the moving chips, which is the second leading score on statement, the win percentage was a sad one i.e. 2.14%. However, this win percentage is quite good as compared to the win rate of 1.79% during third quarter of 2012.
There has been a decrease of 3.2% to $1.1 billion in the stable chips and at the same time the win percentage continued its stability at 24.2%. There was a drop down of 2% to $2.69 billion in the slot handle and the slot hold retained its stability at 5.4%. There was a drop down from 3.4% to $4.49 million in the total mass win per day.
In the US, the activities of LVS in Nevada generated $308.3 million out of which only $87.9 million is contributed by gaming, with the mutual efforts of Palazzo and Venetian. There was a decrease of 13.7% to $459.4 million and 17.9% to 12.7% in the accumulation of table games and table hold respectively. There was a decrease of 0.7% to $517.3 million in the slot handle and at the same time slot hold increased 0.1 points to 8.9%.
Sands Bethlehem which is going to be sold shortly recorded an income outline quite nearer to its equivalents in Asia. It produced a total income worth $117.8 million which is up by 12.2%, out of which $108.8 million was contributed by gaming. There was an increase of 19% to $230.6 million in the accumulation of table games at the Pennsylvania casino which recorded a win percentage of 15.8%, an increase from 14.7%. There was an increase of 1.2% to $967.8 million in the slot handle with a slot hold of 7.2%.