Macau units lift Wynn Resorts Q2 net revenues

Macau units lift Wynn Resorts Q2 net revenues

US casino operator Wynn Resorts saw its revenue rise 44.5 percent on the back of robust gambling in Macau during the second quarter.

Macau units lift Wynn Resorts Q2 net revenuesIn a regulatory filing, Wynn announced that its net revenue jumped to $1.53 billion in the April to June 2017 period – a $470.9 million increase from the same period in 2016.

Adjusted net income attributable to Wynn Resorts also rose to $120.9 million in the second quarter of 2017 from $108.7 million in the same period last year.

Wynn attributed the revenue increase to strong performances at both Wynn Palace, which opened in the third quarter of 2016, and Wynn Macau.

Wynn Macau posted $682.7 million net revenue, up 6.8 percent from last year. Adjusted property EBITDA was $210.4 million, a 10.5% increase from $190.4 million.

Net revenues and adjusted EBITDA from Wynn Palace were $414.7 million and $87.4 million, respectively.

On the conference call, Wynn Macau Ltd president Ian Coughlan said the strong performance of Wynn’s two business units for three straight quarters would allay fears of market cannibalization.

Table games turnover in the Wynn Macau VIP operations grew by 35.3 percent year-on-year to $16.02 billion. Wynn Palace reported $11.60 billion VIP turnover.

“Wynn Macau/Encore continues to perform very well, with notable growth in VIP and slots, and only a modest decline in mass tables,” Union Gaming analyst Grant Govertsen said in an e-mailed statement. “Ultimately, we believe the buzz of activity on the peninsula, with Wynn in the middle and capturing above its fair share, continues to drive results. This is what needs to be replicated on the east side of Cotai over time.”

Adding fuel to Wynn’s revenue resurgence is its Las Vegas operations, which rose 4.8 percent to $139.3 million in the second quarter of 2017 from $132.9 million from the comparable quarter last year. Adjusted Property EBITDA from Las Vegas Operations was $132.2 million, an 8.1% year-over-year increase.