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|Day's Range||51.600 - 52.450|
|52 Week Range||43.850 - 62.100|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.88|
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|Earnings Date||Feb 26, 2020 - Mar 2, 2020|
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|1y Target Est||63.49|
China has appointed a slate of new officials to head the world's top gambling hub of Macau, changing key roles including the city's economy and justice secretaries. The appointments in Macau, a special administrative region of China, come as the city's casino industry is experiencing tumbling revenues and ahead of an expected visit by President Xi Jinping this month to mark 20 years of Chinese rule. Macau, which neighbours China's other special administrative region, Hong Kong, announced the changes on a government website late on Sunday.
Gambling revenue in the Chinese territory of Macau dropped 8.5% in November year on year, hit by lacklustre demand from high roller gamblers due to slowing economic growth amid the ongoing Sino-U.S. trade war and protests in neighbouring Hong Kong. November's figure of 22.9 billion patacas ($2.8 billion), the second weakest figure this year, comes as some high roller players delay trips to Macau, analysts said. While protests in the Asian financial hub of Hong Kong have caused transport disruption and deterred travel to the former British colony and then on to Macau, analysts and executives say the impact on gaming revenues has been minimal.
Gambling revenue in the Chinese territory of Macau dropped 3.2%in October year on year, hit by tempered demand from high-roller gamblers due to slowing economic growth amid the Sino-U.S. trade war and protests in neighbouring Hong Kong. October's figure of 26.4 billion patacas ($3.27 billion) comes after China celebrated its 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic at the start of the month.
Investing.com - Casino stocks in Hong Kong rallied before falling on Friday in Asia, as political unrest in the city overshadowed data that showed visitors to Macau rose nearly 9% on year during Oct. 1-2.
Gambling revenue in the Chinese territory of Macau dropped 8.6% in August on the year, hit by tapering demand from high rollers, due to slowing economic growth amid China's trade war with the United States and protests in neighbouring Hong Kong. August's figure was 24.3 billion patacas ($3.01 billion), Macau's Gaming Inspection and Coordination said in data posted on Sunday, below analysts' expectations of a drop of 2%-6%. While protests in the Asian financial hub of Hong Kong have disrupted transport and deterred travel to the former British colony and then on to Macau, analysts say the impact on gaming revenues has been minimal.
The Chinese territory of Macau elected former legislature head Ho Iat Seng as its leader on Sunday - the sole approved candidate. Ho, who has deep ties to China, is expected to cement Beijing's control over the special administrative region and distance it from protests in neighbouring Hong Kong. The 62-year-old's highly scripted appointment comes as the former Portuguese colony tries to position itself as a beacon of stability and model for the Chinese government's "one country, two systems" formula through which Beijing administers Macau and Hong Kong.
Growing protests in the Asian financial centre of Hong Kong are weighing on the neighbouring Chinese territory of Macau as some visitors steer clear of the world's biggest gambling hub, worried over transport disruptions and safety concerns. Hong Kong, a former British colony, has suffered a wave of sometimes violent protests since June as initial opposition to a now-suspended extradition law evolved into a direct challenge to the government and calls for full democracy. "When you have hundreds of flights cancelled out of Hong Kong and some reluctance to travel, I do think that's impacting the premium end of the business," Matt Maddox, chief executive of Wynn Resorts, which runs two Macau casinos, said this week.
Gambling revenue in the Chinese territory of Macau dropped 3.5% in July from a year earlier, due to tempered demand from high rollers amid a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy and a trade war with the United States. Revenue was 24.5 billion patacas ($3.04 billion) in July, Macau's Gaming Inspection and Coordination said on Thursday. The figure was just below analyst expectations of a 3% drop to 3% rise.
Gambling revenue in the Chinese territory of Macau rose 5.9% in June year on year, as sentiment to gamble saw an uptick in the world's largest gambling hub. June's figure was 23.8 billion patacas ($2.95 billion), according to Macau's Gaming Inspection and Coordination.
Macau is considering launching a yuan-based stock market to help it diversify away from gaming, its main source of revenue, and align the territory more with China's growth plans for the Greater Bay Area in the country's southern region. Macau's Monetary Authority told Reuters in an email that it was starting feasibility studies for a securities market, including a stock market which would "leverage Macau's advantage to serve the country's need," compared with established centres Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Beijing is pushing for the special administrative region of Macau to become an international tourism destination as well as a platform for trade and business between Portuguese speaking countries and China.
Gambling revenue in the Chinese territory of Macau hit a five-month high in May, although softer demand from high rollers amid a slowdown in the world's No.2 economy and a Sino-U.S. trade war continued to keep a lid on gains. Revenue was 25.95 billion patacas ($3.21 billion), the highest this year, Macau's Gaming Inspection and Coordination said on Saturday, versus 25.5 billion patacas a year ago and also up from April's monthly haul of 23.6 billion patacas. As the special administrative region marks 20 years since its handover from Portuguese rule, slower mainland economic growth, a weaker yuan and a simmering trade war threaten to derail growth.
Macau's casino operators have pledged billions of dollars to develop non-gaming attractions in a bid to secure new licences, but analysts predict only the more efficient like Sands China and Galaxy will be able to curb losses and emerge winners. The spending frenzy comes as Beijing pushes to rebrand Macau as a family-friendly destination. Operators are ploughing $10 billion into mostly non-gaming, which has traditionally been hard to monetise, before their licences expire in 2022 amid warnings new permits will be linked to efforts to diversify.
Gambling revenue in the Chinese territory of Macau fell 8.3 percent in April, the biggest year-on-year drop since June 2016, due to tempered demand from high rollers amid a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. The figure, down from 25.8 billion patacas in March, was in line with analyst expectations for a 3-12 percent drop year on year.
Gambling revenue in the Chinese territory of Macau dipped 0.4 percent in March year-on-year, as slowing economic growth and the Sino-U.S. trade war turned off high-roller gamblers. March's revenue was 25.8 billion patacas ($3.2 billion), Macau's Gaming Inspection and Coordination posted on Monday. As the special administrative region marks 20 years since its handover from Portuguese rule, slower mainland economic growth, a weaker yuan and a simmering trade war threaten to derail growth.
Macau, the world's largest gambling hub, has extended casino licences for MGM China and SJM Holdings until 2022, bringing them on par with other operators, authorities in the Chinese territory said on Friday. The Macau government said the MGM and SJM's licences, set to expire in 2020, would be extended for another two years with both operators required to pay a one-off fee of 200 million patacas ($25 million). The licence extensions in the only part of China where casinos are allowed will give authorities more time to consider how to diversify the gambling-dependent economy.