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August 5, 2008

MGM Mirage Q2 Profit - Down 69%

Posted by Hunter

Here's a story from the Sun on today's reporting from MGM Mirage on their second quarter:

Some properties, such as Bellagio, didn't do as poorly as some might have guessed. Executives seemed bullish on the future.


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August 5, 2008 5:41 PM Posted by detroit1051

I just read the transcript (errors and all) of MGM's conference call. It was very upbeat, and MGM said the 4th Quarter and 2009 will be better. They acknowledged Macau's weak performance but said steps are underway to fix it. Bellagio is really the shining star of MGM Mirage, and MGM Grand Detroit continues to be a great performer. The transcript is worth reading:

August 7, 2008 12:52 PM Posted by socalduck

To say the Bellagio earings were 39% better than Wynn is a bit misleading, given the fact the Bellagio has a whole lot more rooms to sell. I would be more interestedin seeing a comparison of the two properties in terms of REVPAR and casino revenue. I would think on that basis, the competition is pretty close. Looking at the MGM 8-k, it looks like they simply group all Strip properties together. Is there somewhere that shows performance by property?

August 7, 2008 1:23 PM Posted by detroit1051

Socalduck, MGM stopped showing performance by individual property several years ago. The only stand-alone performance is for MGM Grand Detroit which can't be combined with anything else. Is the information available from the state of Nevada? I sure haven't found it and would like to see it. Can any of you Las Vegas professionals help Socalduck and me?

August 7, 2008 1:28 PM Posted by Hunter

No, the state doesn't provide that breakdown for competitive reasons.

The state gaming info is broken down by region (i.e. Strip, Boulder Strip, Downtown, etc...)

August 30, 2008 2:18 PM Posted by Joe

Do any of you guys know if they are tearing bellagios rear marquee down?