April 24, 2024 2 min read

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Las Vegas Sands Prepares for Major Debt Refinancing, Market Optimism High

The esteemed casino operator is considering refinancing around $1.75 billion scheduled for August, as well as an extra $500 million due in June 2025

Las Vegas Sands is gearing up for significant refinancing moves, with analysts anticipating a positive reception from the markets. CBRE Capital Advisors Inc., in a recent analysis, highlighted Las Vegas Sands’ plan to refinance a substantial portion of its outstanding debt, emphasizing its intentions to navigate upcoming financial obligations smoothly.

Sands China and Las Vegas Sands Set to Refinance $4.05B in Debt

The renowned casino operator, with its diverse portfolio spanning Macau and Singapore, is eyeing the refinancing of approximately $1.75 billion due in August, along with an additional $500 million set to mature in June 2025

Sands China, the primary operating unit under Las Vegas Sands, is also preparing for a refinancing endeavor involving $1.8 billion in debt slated for August 2025. CBRE forecasts these moves to be well-received by investors, citing the company’s strong asset base, geographical diversification, and investment-grade ratings.

Colin Mansfield and Connor Parks, analysts at CBRE, noted the outperformance of both Las Vegas Sands and Sands China bonds compared to broader market indices. They anticipate a refinancing strategy that maintains leverage neutrality for Las Vegas Sands while potentially facilitating debt reduction for Sands China.

CBRE Optimistic on Las Vegas Sands’ Long-Term Growth Amidst Macau Renovations

Despite the short-term disruptions anticipated from ongoing renovations in Macau, CBRE remains optimistic about the long-term gains. The completion of renovation projects, including the Londoner Macao and Marina Bay Sands‘ Tower 3, is expected to bolster Las Vegas Sands’ earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) by the second half of 2025.

Las Vegas Sands’ commitment to maintaining investment-grade credit ratings underscores its strategic approach to financial management. The company’s resilience, highlighted by its ability to secure a new $1.5 billion revolving credit facility earlier this year, reflects investor confidence in its long-term prospects.

The recent financial results from Sands China, reporting significant net income and EBITDA figures, further reinforce CBRE’s positive outlook. 

Las Vegas Sands released its Q1 2024 results, with CEO Robert G. Goldstein expressing satisfaction with the performance in Singapore and Macau. Despite a dip in stock price attributed to missed consensus in Macau operations, analysts like David Katz from Jefferies Equities Research and Joseph Greff from J.P. Morgan maintained varying outlooks, with Katz reducing price targets and Greff deeming the results “stellar.” CBRE’s John DeCree remained optimistic, maintaining a buy rating despite adjusting the price target downward due to Macau results.

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Silvia has dabbled in all sorts of writing – from content writing for social media to movie scripts. She has a Bachelor's in Screenwriting and experience in marketing and producing documentary films. With her background as a customer support agent within the gambling industry, she brings valuable insight to the Gambling News writers’ team.

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