MGM MGM Resorts International
Sector financial performance:
This company, which primarily develops and operates integrated resorts earning revenue from casinos, accommodation, food, and retail, has been grouped into casino sector in gambling industry.
It seems that demand, in US market, for casino and related service of companies in this sector, according to the typical company data, has been weak and slowed down in the past three years. It is probably a reflection in local economy of US as indicated by the fact that there are general decreases in mid-west, south, and mid-Atlantic regions but increase in west in the past several years.
Demand in Macau market started to take off after sluggish 2015 as indicated by some of typical company’s data (17-20% annual growth in revenue in 2017 and 2016).
While slow growth in US domestic, benefiting from cost saving and strong growth in Macau, the average gross margin, from the typical company data, seems to have been improved slightly. The current typical gross margin is about 37% in 2017. The typical operating margin is now at about 15% with a higher SG&A as percentage of sales of about 23% probably as a result of increased marketing spending.
The typical average stock Price/cash flow ratio is 37 ranging from 27 to 50.
It seems that the demand for casino gaming service and related service of this company’s US resorts in the past year has been stable and contributed most of growth in the past three years but the revenue from its Macau resort started to going up in 2018.
The first three months of fiscal 2018 compared with the same period of 2017
Net sales increased 4% attributable primarily to increase in casino revenue of Macau offset by decrease in room and food revenue of US resorts.
The fiscal 2017 compared with 2016
Net sales increased 14% attributable primarily to increase in revenue of US resorts.
Fiscal 2016 compared with fiscal 2015
Net sales increased 3% attributable primarily to increase in revenue of US resorts offset by decrease in Macau China.
Its gross margin (including depreciation) has gone up from 30% of 2015 to 33% in 2018. And in addition to increased SG&A as percentage of sales (to around 18%), its operating margin went up to about 15% in 2017.
This stock currently has a stock price/cash flow ratio of 27. We think that its stock is being relatively undervalued considering potential in US market while uncertainty in Asia market.
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