86.40 -0.07 (-0.08%)
After hours: 6:26PM EDT
|Bid||86.45 x 800|
|Ask||86.50 x 800|
|Day's Range||83.22 - 86.64|
|52 Week Range||35.84 - 153.41|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||2.53|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Aug 04, 2020 - Aug 10, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Feb 25, 2020|
|1y Target Est||114.63|
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Macau reported Monday that its gambling revenue fell 93% to $1.764 billion patacas ($229 million) in May from 25.952 billion patacas a year earlier. The Macau revenue slumped 74% for the first five months of the year as a whole from a year earlier. Among the major companies with casinos in Macau are Wynn Resorts , Las Vegas Sands and MGM Resorts .
Visits to hotels, casinos, and vacation websites are picking up—signs that a recovery in leisure air travel may be under way as the summer vacation season kicks off.
[Editor's Note: "Even as Penn National Gaming Stock Rebounds, Consider Other Casino Plays" was originally published April 17, 2020. It is regularly updated to include the most relevant information.]Source: Jeffrey J Coleman / Shutterstock.com What's next for Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ:PENN) stock? Shares have skyrocketed in recent weeks. With many states allowing casinos to reopen after the novel coronavirus shutdowns, investors are betting on a quick rebound. But, who's to say we'll see a V-shaped recovery at the gaming tables?Casino stocks offer high risk, but high potential returns. Yet, Penn National may not be your best option. Firstly, the company mostly leases the real estate under its casinos. This may have been a smart financial engineering move. But it leaves them fewer liquidity options relative to peers.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsSecondly, shares trade at a premium to stronger rivals like Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) and MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM). This could make them better ways to play a potential industry rebound, as might VanEck Vectors Gaming ETF (NASDAQ:BJK), which holds all four names in its 42-stock exchange-traded fund portfolio.Also, it's questionable whether casino revenues will bounce back to normal right away. Given the industry's high fixed costs, even a 20% decline in revenue could mean bad news. Especially for weaker names like Penn National.In short, it may be better to skip out on this "too hot to touch" regional casino play. Let's dive in, and see why PENN stock isn't your "best bet." Penn National Post-PandemicCan Penn National survive the coronavirus? When the pandemic first hit America, Wall Street's answer was a resounding "no" as shares fell from above $39 in February to as low as $3.75 in March. Yet, with casinos reopening from coast to coast, shares have rebounded more than eight-fold, to around $31.60 per share.Will shares continue to climb? It's possible. As this Seeking Alpha contributor recently wrote, half of the company's casinos reopen by May 31. This includes properties in Louisiana, Missouri, and Mississippi. Also, casinos on the Las Vegas strip can reopen starting on June 4. That means a reopening of the company's Vegas properties (Tropicana, M Resort) could be around the corner.Yet, these states are imposing strict social distancing guidelines. This could mean things won't return to 100% for quite some time.But, there's another big risk specific to PENN stock. The company leases, not owns, most of its properties. In fact, the company was a pioneer in the casino REIT (real estate investment trust) trend.In 2013, the company spun off most of its real estate as the first casino REIT, Gaming and Leisure Properties (NASDAQ:GLPI). This transaction allowed them to realize the underlying value of its property. But while this boosted valuation, it left them exposed to heavy lease liabilities.As our own Matt McCall wrote April 3, Penn National carries $8.5 billion in lease liabilities on its balance sheet. In 2020 alone, the company must make $900 million in lease payments. This wouldn't be a problem if their casinos were generating cash flow. But how about now, after its properties sat idle for several months?Yet, the stock's current valuation doesn't reflect this weakness. In fact, shares now trade at a premium to peers. Richly Priced Relative to RiskThe recent rally in PENN Stock has made shares richly priced. The company's enterprise value/EBITDA (EV/EBITDA) ratio now stands at 15.1. That's a premium to the EBITDA multiples of Las Vegas Sands (11.9) and MGM (13.2).Sure, there may be good reason for this valuation discrepancy. Penn is a more of a regional play compared to these Vegas-centric rivals. Players may prefer to gamble closer to home, even as travel reopens post-pandemic. However, Penn National was on shakier ground financially coming into the pandemic.Granted, Penn's liquidity situation has improved in recent weeks. After a $675m equity and convertible debt offering, the company has plenty of capital to ride out the storm.Also, many of their liabilities are leases with GLPI, which could provide the company some rent relief. The spun-off REIT entity has already helped out its former parent, agreeing to buy several properties in exchange for $337.5 million in rent credits.To top it all off, the company has another catalyst at play. As InvestorPlace's Ian Cooper wrote May 22, the company's investment in Barstool Sports could help them grow their budding sports wagering business. PENN Stock Is Not Your "Best Bet"Casino reopenings, along with excitement over the company's sports betting catalyst, have led investors to bid up Penn National shares as of late. Should you join in, as it seems the stock could head back to past highs pretty soon?Not so fast! As I highlighted last month, other opportunities could offer a better risk/return proposition. PENN stock? Not so much. In short, this isn't your "best bet" on a casino industry rebound.Thomas Niel, contributor to InvestorPlace, has written single-stock analysis since 2016. As of this writing, Thomas Niel did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * America's 1 Stock Picker Reveals Next 1,000% Winner * 25 Stocks You Should Sell Immediately * 1 Under-the-Radar 5G Stock to Buy Now * The 1 Stock All Retirees Must Own The post Even as Penn National Gaming Stock Rebounds, Consider Other Casino Plays appeared first on InvestorPlace.
In a recent write-up, I discussed how Penn National (NASDAQ:PENN) stock isn't the best casino play out there. But, given how shares have skyrocketed in recent weeks, did I miss the mark? Or was I too early to the party, going bearish before the excitement dissipated?Source: Casimiro PT / Shutterstock.com A little from column A, and a little from column B.On one hand, chalk up my concerns about valuation to a case of splitting hairs. With investors looking to bet on a rebound post-coronavirus, I didn't anticipate casino stocks moving so high so fast.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsAlso, there's another factor at play: the company's investment in Barstool Sports, and the potential synergies between the sports podcasting giant and Penn's budding sports betting business. * 7 Red-Hot Biotech Stocks Racing to Develop a Coronavirus VaccineOn the other hand, investors may have gotten ahead of themselves. Casinos from coast to coast are opening back up. But it's not as if they're going back to 100% capacity anytime soon. With social distancing rules in place, it's going to be much less lively at the tables and slots.So, what does that mean for PENN stock? Don't expect shares to crash back to March's fire sale prices. But, it's reasonable to assume shares could take a breather after this month's epic rally.Let's dive in and see why today's not the time to dive into this stock. The Good, Bad, and Ugly With PENN StockWhile I am bearish on this stock's near-term prospects, I do believe the company has some unique strengths relative to other casino stocks. Unlike larger rivals like MGM (NYSE:MGM), Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS), and Wynn (NASDAQ:WYNN), this company is much less tied to Las Vegas.The company owns two major properties out in the desert. But it's the collection of regional properties that makes up the core of Penn National.As InvestorPlace's Will Ashworth wrote May 26, the company's properties in Louisiana and Mississippi have already reopened. Properties in other states are slated to open up in the coming weeks. But despite this positive development, there is some "bad" to consider with this stock.Namely, that gaming revenues won't return to normal for quite some time. With social distancing rules limiting the number of players on the casino floor, it's tough to expect revenues to rebound back to levels seen pre-pandemic.And now, the ugly - by which I mean the company's "asset-light strategy." I discussed this in more detail in my last write-up. In short, I'm talking about the company's love of sale-leaseback deals instead of owning casino real estate outright.While this may have been a smart strategy during boom times, it leaves them more vulnerable during a downturn. However, thanks to a recent convertible debt offering, liquidity may be less of an issue than it was in recent months.Also, there's the company's Barstool investment to consider. Investors may be excited how. But it could be more hype than game-changer. Could Barstool Deal Fuel Massive Upside?It's not just the specter of reopening that's driving PENN stock higher. It's the Barstool Sports connection as well. Back in January, the company spent $163 million for a 36% stake in the sports podcasting juggernaut. As part of the deal, the company has the option to increase its stake up to 50% within three years.Why is Penn making such a big bet on Barstool? It isn't for the podcasts. It's for potential synergies with the company's sports betting operations. As our own Matt McCall discussed earlier this month, the sports betting legalization trend is a big opportunity for Penn National.Yet, with big opportunity comes massive competition. Companies like DraftKings (NASDAQ:DKNG) and Flutter Entertainment's Fanduel (OTCMKTS:PDYPY) already have first-mover advantage. Buying Barstool may give Penn instant access to a pool of millennial-aged, sports-obsessed potential customers. But will that be enough to give them an edge?Only time will tell. Also, will novel coronavirus mean a delay or cancellation of popular sports this fall? The NFL season is set to start on time. But the NBA, along with college football, remain up in the air.Investors have bid up the company's shares in anticipation of massive success for their sportsbook. In light of uncertainty, this appears to be too much, too soon. Bottom Line: Steer Clear of PENN StockPenn National offers investors an interesting mix. Firstly, it's a solid regional casino play. As states allow gaming facilities to reopen, shares could move higher as gamblers return to the table. Also, the company can be seen a strong sports betting play, thanks to their budding sportsbook operations, along with the Barstool partnership.Yet, all of these positives are likely priced into shares. Until shares take a breather, skip out on PENN stock, and consider other casino stocks out there.Thomas Niel, contributor to InvestorPlace, has written single-stock analysis since 2016. As of this writing, Thomas Niel did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * Top Stock Picker Reveals His Next 1,000% Winner * The Huge Story for 2020 & Beyond That You Aren't Hearing About * Revolutionary Tech Behind 5G Rollout Is Being Pioneered By This 1 Company * The 1 Stock All Retirees Must Own The post Despite Catalysts, Penn Stock Remains a Sell appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Although the Big Three casinos are getting ready to open for business again in Las Vegas, Wall Street is urging caution and tempering investor expectations. UBS analyst Robin Farley reiterated her neutral position on Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS), MGM Resorts (NYSE: MGM), and Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ: WYNN) while simultaneously lowering her price targets for all three gambling halls. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced yesterday that he set a June 4 reopening date for the casino industry, but as the stocks of the industry giants have roared back after collapsing under the weight of the coronavirus pandemic, Farley thinks it's time to apply the brakes.
Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ: WYNN) announced Thursday that its flagship property in the gambling Mecca, Wynn Las Vegas, is set to reopen next Thursday, June 4. This will be a full reopening, Wynn said. Wynn said it has concocted a "comprehensive" health and safety plan to protect its guests and the resort's visitors, which it claims is "now considered the gold standard in the hospitality industry."
Nightclubs have now lost more than $225 billion due to the coronavirus lockdown, according to one trade group.
Wynn Las Vegas (Nasdaq: WYNN) announced today a reopening date of Thursday, June 4, under phase two of the Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery plan from Governor Steve Sisolak. As the largest five-star resort in the world, Wynn Las Vegas plans to offer guests a complete Las Vegas experience by opening every amenity and outlet available. Both hotel towers and the casino as well as all restaurants will reopen on June 4, followed by the resort's newest restaurant, Elio, later in the month. Every effort has been made to present Wynn's complete luxury experience and provide guests with the peace of mind needed to enjoy a fun and relaxing return.
Wynn Resorts' (WYNN) focus on the non-gaming business and the robust portfolio bodes well. However, a decline in traffic due to the coronavirus outbreak is concerning.
Arguably those most at risk from the coronavirus blame game are the big three U.S. casinos doing business in Macao, whose licenses are due for renewal beginning in 2022. There is no question where the pandemic began, but China has been pursuing a media offensive to deflect responsibility, even once suggesting the U.S. military was behind the outbreak. The Trump administration is looking to hold China accountable for its actions that first hid, then downplayed the severity of the illness, allowing it to spread worldwide with devastating impact.
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Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) and Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ: WYNN) shuttered their casinos in the Chinese gambling mecca of Macao. Then, once the contagion took hold in the United States, their casinos in Las Vegas followed suit. Now, as the Las Vegas casinos begin to transition toward reopening, investors in both companies have to deal with the fallout from weeks of closure.
Sheldon Adelson, the CEO of Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS), made clear last month that the resort company was in the market for an acquisition. It would have to be the right target in the right market, namely Asia, and be a resort operator that could complement Sands' own operational attributes. John DeCree, an analyst at the boutique investment bank Union Gaming, thinks Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ: WYNN) would be the perfect target for Adelson.
Casino giant Caesars’ mountains of debt raises uncertainty about its pending merger with Eldorado (ERI) amid the pandemic, says Dan Wasiolek, senior equity analyst at Morningstar.
Investors like the company’s online business model, against that of capital-intensive traditional casinos that have been hard hit by Covid-19 closures.
The biggest growth opportunity Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) has had in more than a decade has now been abandoned. On Tuesday night, the company sent out a press release that said it was abandoning its pursuit of an integrated resort in Japan. The move follows years of speculation and delays; Japan still hasn't set concrete rules for obtaining or running a casino in the country.
Coronavirus has ravaged hotel employment levels, but the leader of one of the hospitality industry’s largest unions still sees opportunity for the labor movement in the ongoing crisis. Roughly 98 percent of Unite Here’s 300,000 members across the U.S. and Canada have lost their jobs due to coronavirus-related shutdowns and the downturn in travel. Unite […]
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Wynn Resorts is going all out for the ALL IN Challenge, the celebrated fundraiser started by Michael Rubin, Founder and Executive Chairman of Fanatics, that is dedicated to fighting food insecurity in the wake of COVID-19. Challenged by Rubin himself, Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox created the most exclusive Wynn Las Vegas VIP package ever produced. To increase donations the package is available as an auction item as well as a sweepstakes item, for two winners in total.
KlaymanToskes ("KT"), www.klaymantoskes.com, announced today that it is investigating damages sustained by current and former employees and investors of Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) who held large, unhedged concentrated positions in Wynn Resorts stock and/or received margin calls resulting in the forced sale of stock. The recent losses were the result of unsuitable advice during the Coronavirus ("COVID-19") pandemic. The investigation focuses on full-service brokerage firms’ negligence and failure to supervise the management of concentrated, leveraged positions in Wynn Resorts stock.