"If LVS is also able to show Macau results that are close to our expectations, it may indicate that revenue trends are finally approaching a bottom after 1 1/2 years of declines," Goldman Sachs analyst Steven Kent wrote in a note Monday.
Las Vegas Sands is forecast by analysts to earn 65 cents per share in the October-December quarter, according to Thomson Reuters. That represents a 29 percent decline from the 92 cents a share reported a year ago. Revenue is expected to fall 14 percent.
To offset the tightened liquidity with Macau's junkets, the Las Vegas-based company has been doing more direct lending to Chinese high rollers in the VIP market. Analysts say Las Vegas Sands has made progress on its cost-cutting efforts in the Macau business and enjoys strong trends in its Vegas and Singapore properties.