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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
____________________________________________________ 
Form 10-Q
____________________________________________________ 
ý
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2014
¨
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from                      to                     
Commission file number 001-32373
____________________________________________________ 
LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP.
(Exact name of registration as specified in its charter)
____________________________________________________ 
Nevada
 
27-0099920
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South
 
 
Las Vegas, Nevada
 
89109
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
(702) 414-1000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 ____________________________________________________
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  ý    No  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  ý    No  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
Large accelerated filer
 
ý
 
Accelerated filer
 
¨
 
 
 
 
Non-accelerated filer
 
¨ (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
 
Smaller reporting company
 
¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes  ¨    No  ý
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the Registrant’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.
Class
  
Outstanding at October 31, 2014
Common Stock ($0.001 par value)
  
801,998,185 shares



LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Table of Contents
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
Item 3.
Item 4.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
Item 1A.
Item 2.
Item 6.

2


PART 1 FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1 — FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 
September 30, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
 
(In thousands, except share
and per share data)
(Unaudited)
ASSETS
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
3,147,109

 
$
3,600,414

Restricted cash and cash equivalents
6,518

 
6,839

Accounts receivable, net
1,496,987

 
1,762,110

Inventories
43,090

 
41,946

Prepaid expenses and other
123,633

 
104,230

Total current assets
4,817,337

 
5,515,539

Property and equipment, net
15,355,117

 
15,358,953

Deferred financing costs, net
219,434

 
185,964

Deferred income taxes, net
20,615

 
13,821

Leasehold interests in land, net
1,397,348

 
1,428,819

Intangible assets, net
90,730

 
102,081

Other assets, net
127,200

 
119,087

Total assets
$
22,027,781

 
$
22,724,264

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
109,868

 
$
119,194

Construction payables
241,396

 
241,560

Accrued interest payable
1,525

 
6,551

Other accrued liabilities
2,006,106

 
2,194,866

Deferred income taxes
8,980

 
13,309

Income taxes payable
148,940

 
176,678

Current maturities of long-term debt
102,602

 
377,507

Total current liabilities
2,619,417

 
3,129,665

Other long-term liabilities
125,270

 
112,195

Deferred income taxes
168,291

 
173,211

Deferred proceeds from sale of The Shoppes at The Palazzo
268,667

 
268,541

Deferred gain on sale of The Grand Canal Shoppes
38,678

 
40,416

Deferred rent from mall sale transactions
115,845

 
116,955

Long-term debt
9,836,015

 
9,382,752

Total liabilities
13,172,183

 
13,223,735

Commitments and contingencies (Note 9)

 

Equity:
 
 
 
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 1,000,000,000 shares authorized, 829,106,838 and 827,273,217 shares issued, 801,971,285 and 818,702,936 shares outstanding
829

 
827

Treasury stock, at cost, 27,135,553 and 8,570,281 shares
(2,000,381
)
 
(570,520
)
Capital in excess of par value
6,426,411

 
6,348,065

Accumulated other comprehensive income
158,022

 
173,783

Retained earnings
2,622,413

 
1,713,339

Total Las Vegas Sands Corp. stockholders’ equity
7,207,294

 
7,665,494

Noncontrolling interests
1,648,304

 
1,835,035

Total equity
8,855,598

 
9,500,529

Total liabilities and equity
$
22,027,781

 
$
22,724,264

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

3


LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
 
Three Months Ended 
 September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended 
 September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
 
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
(Unaudited)
Revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Casino
$
2,897,084

 
$
2,984,538

 
$
9,281,959

 
$
8,394,721

Rooms
386,867

 
349,001

 
1,162,205

 
998,646

Food and beverage
185,821

 
174,260

 
582,804

 
534,361

Mall
150,728

 
128,068

 
378,832

 
321,522

Convention, retail and other
128,458

 
123,259

 
391,663

 
372,370

 
3,748,958


3,759,126

 
11,797,463

 
10,621,620

Less — promotional allowances
(215,836
)
 
(190,586
)
 
(629,607
)
 
(507,420
)
Net revenues
3,533,122

 
3,568,540

 
11,167,856

 
10,114,200

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Casino
1,634,960

 
1,668,107

 
5,192,809

 
4,714,107

Rooms
66,301

 
69,511

 
194,682

 
203,886

Food and beverage
95,749

 
88,020

 
291,746

 
274,045

Mall
18,032

 
17,319

 
53,104

 
52,724

Convention, retail and other
68,833

 
69,102

 
233,965

 
228,045

Provision for doubtful accounts
31,103

 
55,371

 
142,690

 
182,108

General and administrative
341,501

 
380,865

 
1,005,532

 
979,148

Corporate
42,704

 
38,468

 
138,504

 
141,221

Pre-opening
(2,414
)
 
1,778

 
18,027

 
9,646

Development
3,043

 
3,487

 
8,952

 
14,840

Depreciation and amortization
251,002

 
248,925

 
776,065

 
752,530

Amortization of leasehold interests in land
10,086

 
10,022

 
30,152

 
30,297

Loss on disposal of assets
801

 
2,739

 
4,922

 
9,433

 
2,561,701

 
2,653,714

 
8,091,150

 
7,592,030

Operating income
971,421

 
914,826

 
3,076,706

 
2,522,170

Other income (expense):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest income
5,609

 
3,819

 
17,109

 
10,848

Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized
(66,779
)
 
(66,917
)
 
(207,495
)
 
(204,125
)
Other income (expense)
95

 
3,207

 
(2,368
)
 
4,992

Loss on modification or early retirement of debt
(1,978
)
 

 
(19,942
)
 

Income before income taxes
908,368

 
854,935

 
2,864,010

 
2,333,885

Income tax expense
(47,869
)
 
(45,637
)
 
(153,939
)
 
(148,940
)
Net income
860,499

 
809,298

 
2,710,071

 
2,184,945

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
(188,794
)
 
(182,554
)
 
(590,747
)
 
(456,487
)
Net income attributable to Las Vegas Sands Corp.
$
671,705

 
$
626,744

 
$
2,119,324

 
$
1,728,458

Earnings per share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
$
0.84

 
$
0.76

 
$
2.62

 
$
2.10

Diluted
$
0.83

 
$
0.76

 
$
2.62

 
$
2.09

Weighted average shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
803,064,834

 
823,200,515

 
808,247,012

 
823,512,889

Diluted
804,810,589

 
826,965,340

 
810,288,616

 
827,543,510

Dividends declared per common share
$
0.50

 
$
0.35

 
$
1.50

 
$
1.05

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

4


LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
 
Three Months Ended 
 September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended 
 September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
 
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
Net income
$
860,499

 
$
809,298

 
$
2,710,071

 
$
2,184,945

Currency translation adjustment, before and after tax
(52,349
)
 
19,865

 
(18,151
)
 
(69,672
)
Total comprehensive income
808,150

 
829,163

 
2,691,920

 
2,115,273

Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests
(185,744
)
 
(183,314
)
 
(588,357
)
 
(455,681
)
Comprehensive income attributable to Las Vegas Sands Corp.
$
622,406

 
$
645,849

 
$
2,103,563

 
$
1,659,592

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.


5


LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EQUITY 
 
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Stockholders’ Equity
 
 
 
 
 
Common
Stock
 
Treasury
Stock
 
Capital in
Excess of
Par Value
 
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income
 
Retained
Earnings
 
Noncontrolling
Interests
 
Total
 
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
Balance at January 1, 2013
$
824

 
$

 
$
6,237,488

 
$
263,078

 
$
560,452

 
$
1,596,570

 
$
8,658,412

Net income

 

 

 

 
1,728,458

 
456,487

 
2,184,945

Currency translation adjustment

 

 

 
(68,866
)
 

 
(806
)
 
(69,672
)
Exercise of stock options
2

 

 
37,729

 

 

 
8,702

 
46,433

Tax benefit from stock-based compensation

 

 
2,394

 

 

 

 
2,394

Stock-based compensation

 

 
37,305

 

 

 
2,990

 
40,295

Repurchase of common stock

 
(346,253
)
 

 

 

 

 
(346,253
)
Dividends declared

 

 

 

 
(866,391
)
 
(411,359
)
 
(1,277,750
)
Distributions to noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

 

 
(7,808
)
 
(7,808
)
Balance at September 30, 2013
$
826

 
$
(346,253
)
 
$
6,314,916

 
$
194,212

 
$
1,422,519

 
$
1,644,776

 
$
9,230,996

Balance at January 1, 2014
$
827

 
$
(570,520
)
 
$
6,348,065

 
$
173,783

 
$
1,713,339

 
$
1,835,035

 
$
9,500,529

Net income

 

 

 

 
2,119,324

 
590,747

 
2,710,071

Currency translation adjustment

 

 

 
(15,761
)
 

 
(2,390
)
 
(18,151
)
Exercise of stock options
2

 

 
44,058

 

 

 
4,383

 
48,443

Stock-based compensation

 

 
34,288

 

 

 
4,751

 
39,039

Repurchase of common stock

 
(1,429,861
)
 

 

 

 

 
(1,429,861
)
Disposition of interest in majority owned subsidiary

 

 

 

 

 
(487
)
 
(487
)
Dividends declared

 

 

 

 
(1,210,250
)
 
(776,570
)
 
(1,986,820
)
Distributions to noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

 

 
(7,165
)
 
(7,165
)
Balance at September 30, 2014
$
829

 
$
(2,000,381
)
 
$
6,426,411

 
$
158,022

 
$
2,622,413

 
$
1,648,304

 
$
8,855,598

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.


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LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
 
Nine Months Ended 
 September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
Net income
$
2,710,071

 
$
2,184,945

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash generated from operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
776,065

 
752,530

Amortization of leasehold interests in land
30,152

 
30,297

Amortization of deferred financing costs and original issue discount
40,067

 
42,617

Amortization of deferred gain on and rent from mall sale transactions
(2,848
)
 
(3,708
)
Non-cash change in deferred proceeds from sale of The Shoppes at The Palazzo
738

 
1,030

Non-cash loss on modification or early retirement of debt
15,345

 

Loss on disposal of assets
4,922

 
9,433

Stock-based compensation expense
37,780

 
39,802

Provision for doubtful accounts
142,690

 
182,108

Foreign exchange gain
(3,437
)
 
(9,802
)
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation

 
(2,394
)
Deferred income taxes
(20,452
)
 
(5,762
)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts receivable
119,384

 
(233,379
)
Inventories
(1,193
)
 
1,974

Prepaid expenses and other
(27,882
)
 
3,473

Leasehold interests in land
(3,433
)
 
(25,387
)
Accounts payable
(9,155
)
 
9,006

Accrued interest payable
(5,069
)
 
(13,866
)
Income taxes payable
(27,235
)
 
(17,282
)
Other accrued liabilities
(159,014
)
 
215,148

Net cash generated from operating activities
3,617,496

 
3,160,783

Cash flows from investing activities:
 
 
 
Change in restricted cash and cash equivalents
313

 
(877
)
Capital expenditures
(793,114
)
 
(599,482
)
Proceeds from disposal of property and equipment
1,580

 
713

Acquisition of intangible assets

 
(45,857
)
Net cash used in investing activities
(791,221
)
 
(645,503
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 
 
 
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
48,443

 
46,433

Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation

 
2,394

Repurchase of common stock
(1,439,231
)
 
(211,241
)
Dividends paid
(1,986,378
)
 
(1,277,360
)
Distributions to noncontrolling interests
(7,165
)
 
(7,808
)
Proceeds from long-term debt (Note 3)
2,247,725

 
354,357

Repayments on long-term debt (Note 3)
(2,051,878
)
 
(720,177
)
Payments of deferred financing costs
(88,167
)
 

Net cash used in financing activities
(3,276,651
)
 
(1,813,402
)
Effect of exchange rate on cash
(2,929
)
 
(5,524
)
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
(453,305
)
 
696,354

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
3,600,414

 
2,512,766

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
$
3,147,109

 
$
3,209,120

 
 
 
 

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LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (CONTINUED)
 
Nine Months Ended 
 September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:
 
 
 
Cash payments for interest, net of amounts capitalized
$
161,062

 
$
164,250

Cash payments for taxes, net of refunds
$
194,758

 
$
175,059

Change in construction payables
$
(164
)
 
$
(78,341
)
Non-cash investing and financing activities:
 
 
 
Capitalized stock-based compensation costs
$
1,259

 
$
493

Change in dividends payable on unvested restricted stock and stock units included in other accrued liabilities
$
442

 
$
390

Property and equipment acquired under capital lease
$

 
$
2,668

Disposition of interest in majority owned subsidiary
$
487

 
$

Change in common stock repurchase payable included in other accrued liabilities
$
(9,370
)
 
$
135,012


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

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LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)
NOTE 1 — ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS OF COMPANY
The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (“LVSC”), a Nevada corporation, and its subsidiaries (collectively the “Company”) for the year ended December 31, 2013, and have been prepared by the Company pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in the financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations; however, the Company believes that the disclosures herein are adequate to make the information presented not misleading. In the opinion of management, all adjustments and normal recurring accruals considered necessary for a fair statement of the results for the interim period have been included. The interim results reflected in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements are not necessarily indicative of expected results for the full year. The Company’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “LVS.”
The ordinary shares of the Company’s subsidiary, Sands China Ltd. (“SCL,” the indirect owner and operator of the majority of the Company’s operations in the Macao Special Administrative Region (“Macao”) of the People’s Republic of China) are listed on The Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”). The shares were not, and will not, be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the U.S. absent a registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or an applicable exception from such registration requirements.
Operations
Macao
The Company currently owns 70.1% of SCL, which includes the operations of The Venetian Macao, Sands Cotai Central, Four Seasons Macao, Sands Macao and other ancillary operations that support these properties, as further discussed below. The Company operates the gaming areas within these properties pursuant to a 20-year gaming subconcession agreement, which expires in June 2022.
The Company owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel (“The Venetian Macao”), which anchors the Cotai Strip, the Company’s master-planned development of integrated resort properties on an area of approximately 140 acres in Macao (consisting of parcels referred to as 1, 2, 3 and 5 and 6). The Venetian Macao (located on parcel 1) includes a 39-floor luxury hotel with over 2,900 suites; approximately 370,000 square feet of gaming space; a 15,000-seat arena; an 1,800-seat theater; a mall with retail and dining space of approximately 923,000 square feet; and a convention center and meeting room complex of approximately 1.2 million square feet.
The Company owns the Sands Cotai Central (located on parcels 5 and 6), an integrated resort situated across the street from The Venetian Macao and Four Seasons Macao (which is further described below). In April 2012, the Company opened the first hotel tower on parcel 5, consisting of approximately 600 five-star rooms and suites under the Conrad brand and approximately 1,200 four-star rooms and suites under the Holiday Inn brand. The Company also opened approximately 350,000 square feet of meeting space; several food and beverage establishments; along with the 230,000-square-foot casino and VIP gaming areas, all of which are operated by the Company. In September 2012, the Company opened the first hotel tower on parcel 6, consisting of approximately 1,800 rooms and suites under the Sheraton brand, and opened the second casino and additional retail, entertainment, dining and meeting facilities, which are operated by the Company. In January 2013, the second hotel tower on parcel 6 opened, featuring approximately 2,100 rooms and suites under the Sheraton brand. The Company has begun construction activities on the remaining phase of the project, which will include a fourth hotel and mixed-use tower, located on parcel 5, under the St. Regis brand. The total cost to complete the remaining phase of the project is expected to be approximately $650 million. Upon completion of the project, the integrated resort will feature more than 350,000 square feet of gaming space, approximately 800,000 square

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LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
(UNAUDITED)

feet of retail, dining and entertainment space, over 550,000 square feet of meeting facilities and a multipurpose theater (to open in early 2015). As of September 30, 2014, the Company has capitalized costs of $4.35 billion for the entire project, including the land premium (net of amortization) and $68.2 million in outstanding construction payables.
 The Company owns the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip (the “Four Seasons Hotel Macao”), which features 360 rooms and suites under the Four Seasons brand and is located adjacent and connected to The Venetian Macao. Connected to the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, the Company owns and operates the Plaza Casino (together with the Four Seasons Hotel Macao and located on parcel 2, the “Four Seasons Macao”), which features approximately 110,000 square feet of gaming space; 19 Paiza mansions; retail space of approximately 260,000 square feet, which is connected to the mall at The Venetian Macao; several food and beverage offerings; and conference, banquet and other facilities. This integrated resort will also feature the Four Seasons Apartment Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip (the “Four Seasons Apartments”), an apart-hotel tower that consists of approximately 1.0 million square feet of Four Seasons-serviced and -branded luxury apart-hotel units and common areas. The Company has completed the structural work of the tower and is advancing its plans to monetize units within the Four Seasons Apartments.
The Company owns and operates the Sands Macao, the first Las Vegas-style casino in Macao. The Sands Macao offers approximately 240,000 square feet of gaming space and a 289-suite hotel tower, as well as several restaurants, VIP facilities, a theater and other high-end services and amenities.
Singapore
The Company owns and operates the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, which features three 55-story hotel towers (totaling approximately 2,600 rooms and suites), the Sands SkyPark (which sits atop the hotel towers and features an infinity swimming pool and several dining options), approximately 160,000 square feet of gaming space, an enclosed retail, dining and entertainment complex of approximately 800,000 net leasable square feet, a convention center and meeting room complex of approximately 1.2 million square feet, theaters and a landmark iconic structure at the bay-front promenade that contains an art/science museum.
United States
Las Vegas
The Company owns and operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino (“The Venetian Las Vegas”), a Renaissance Venice-themed resort; The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino (“The Palazzo”), a resort featuring modern European ambience and design; and an expo and convention center of approximately 1.2 million square feet (the “Sands Expo Center”). These Las Vegas properties, situated on or near the Las Vegas Strip, form an integrated resort with approximately 7,100 suites; approximately 225,000 square feet of gaming space; a meeting and conference facility of approximately 1.1 million square feet; and the Grand Canal Shoppes, which consist of two enclosed retail, dining and entertainment complexes that were sold to GGP Limited Partnership (“GGP,” see “— Note 2 — Property and Equipment, Net”).
Pennsylvania
The Company owns and operates the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem (the “Sands Bethlehem”), a gaming, hotel, retail and dining complex located on the site of the historic Bethlehem Steel Works in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Sands Bethlehem features approximately 145,000 square feet of gaming space; a 300-room hotel tower; a 150,000-square-foot retail facility; an arts and cultural center; and a 50,000-square-foot multipurpose event center. The Company owns 86% of the economic interest in the gaming, hotel and entertainment portion of the property through its ownership interest in Sands Bethworks Gaming LLC and more than 35% of the economic interest in the retail portion of the property through its ownership interest in Sands Bethworks Retail LLC.

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Development Projects
Macao
The Company submitted plans to the Macao government for The Parisian Macao (located on parcel 3), an integrated resort that will be connected to The Venetian Macao and Four Seasons Macao. The Parisian Macao is intended to include a gaming area (to be operated under the Company’s gaming subconcession), a hotel with over 3,000 rooms and suites and retail, entertainment, dining and meeting facilities. The Company expects the cost to design, develop and construct The Parisian Macao will be approximately $2.7 billion, inclusive of payments made for the land premium. The Company has recommenced certain construction activities upon receiving certain government approvals, after a temporary stoppage from June through August 2014. The Company is working to accelerate the remaining permit approval process and, as with projects of this nature, will continue to analyze options for both a full and phased opening of the facility, which is anticipated to open in part in late 2015. The Company has capitalized costs of $636.9 million, including the land premium (net of amortization) and $53.6 million in outstanding construction payables, as of September 30, 2014. In addition, the Company will be completing the development of some public areas surrounding its Cotai Strip properties on behalf of the Macao government.
Under the Company’s land concession for The Parisian Macao, the Company is required to complete the development by April 2016. The land concession for Sands Cotai Central contains a similar requirement, which was extended by the Macao government in April 2014, that the development be completed by December 2016. Should the Company determine that it is unable to complete The Parisian Macao or Sands Cotai Central by their respective deadlines, the Company would expect to apply for another extension from the Macao government. If the Company is unable to meet the current deadlines and the deadlines for either development are not extended, the Company could lose its land concessions for The Parisian Macao or Sands Cotai Central, which would prohibit the Company from operating any facilities developed under the respective land concessions. As a result, the Company could record a charge for all or some portion of its $636.9 million or $4.35 billion in capitalized construction costs and land premiums (net of amortization), as of September 30, 2014, related to The Parisian Macao and Sands Cotai Central, respectively.
United States
The Company was constructing a high-rise residential condominium tower (the “Las Vegas Condo Tower”), located on the Las Vegas Strip between The Palazzo and The Venetian Las Vegas. The Company suspended construction activities for the project due to reduced demand for Las Vegas Strip condominiums and the overall decline in general economic conditions. The Company intends to recommence construction when demand and conditions improve. The impact of the suspension on the estimated overall cost of the project is currently not determinable with certainty. Should demand and conditions fail to improve or management decides to abandon the project, the Company could record a charge for some portion of the $178.6 million in capitalized construction costs as of September 30, 2014.
Other
The Company continues to aggressively pursue new development opportunities globally.
Capital Financing Overview
Through September 30, 2014, the Company has funded its development projects primarily through borrowings under its credit facilities, operating cash flows, proceeds from its equity offerings and proceeds from the disposition of non-core assets.
The Company held unrestricted cash and cash equivalents of $3.15 billion and restricted cash and cash equivalents of $6.5 million as of September 30, 2014. The Company believes the cash on hand and cash flow generated from operations will be sufficient to maintain compliance with the financial covenants of its credit facilities. The Company may elect to arrange additional financing to fund the balance of its Cotai Strip developments. In the normal course of its activities, the Company will continue to evaluate its capital structure and opportunities for enhancements thereof. The Company is no longer evaluating strategic alternatives related to its Pennsylvania operations. In December 2013,

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the Company entered into its $3.5 billion 2013 U.S. Credit Facility, which was primarily used to repay the outstanding indebtedness under the prior senior secured credit facility. In March 2014, the Company amended its Macao credit facility, which extended a portion of the term loans under the facility to March 2020 and provides for revolving loan commitments of $2.0 billion (see “— Note 3 — Long-term Debt — 2011 VML Credit Facility”). In August 2014, the Company amended its Singapore credit facility, which extended the term loans under the facility to August 2020 and the revolving loans under the facility to February 2020 (see “— Note 3 — Long-term Debt — 2012 Singapore Credit Facility”).
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
In April 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued an accounting standard update that amends the definition of a discontinued operation to include only those disposals of components of an entity that represent a strategic shift that has, or will have, a major effect on an entity's operations and financial results. The amendment should be applied prospectively and is effective for fiscal years beginning on or after December 15, 2014. Early adoption is permitted for disposals that have not been reported in financial statements previously issued. The adoption of this guidance will not have a material effect on the Company's financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.
In May 2014, the FASB issued an accounting standard update on revenue recognition that will be applied to all contracts with customers. The update requires an entity to recognize revenue when it transfers promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects what it expects in exchange for the goods or services. It also requires more detailed disclosures to enable users of financial statements to understand the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from contracts with customers. The guidance will be required to be applied on a retrospective basis, using one of two methodologies, and will be effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2016, with early application not being permitted. The Company is currently assessing the impact that the guidance will have on the Company's financial condition and results of operations.
NOTE 2 — PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET
Property and equipment consists of the following (in thousands):
 
September 30, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
Land and improvements
$
552,059

 
$
553,561

Building and improvements
15,290,757

 
15,226,566

Furniture, fixtures, equipment and leasehold improvements
3,031,103

 
2,849,502

Transportation
446,299

 
439,976

Construction in progress
1,585,713

 
1,150,349

 
20,905,931

 
20,219,954

Less — accumulated depreciation and amortization
(5,550,814
)
 
(4,861,001
)
 
$
15,355,117

 
$
15,358,953

Construction in progress consists of the following (in thousands):
 
September 30, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
The Parisian Macao
$
581,491

 
$
318,914

Four Seasons Macao (principally the Four Seasons Apartments)
422,021

 
394,404

Sands Cotai Central
216,767

 
111,704

Other
365,434

 
325,327

 
$
1,585,713

 
$
1,150,349


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The $365.4 million in other construction in progress as of September 30, 2014, consists primarily of construction of the Las Vegas Condo Tower and various projects at The Venetian Macao.
In accordance with the April 2004 purchase and sale agreement, as amended, between Venetian Casino Resort, LLC (“VCR”) and GGP (the “Amended Agreement”), the Company sold the portion of the Grand Canal Shoppes located within The Palazzo (formerly referred to as "The Shoppes at the Palazzo"). Under the terms of the settlement with GGP on June 24, 2011, the Company retained the $295.4 million of proceeds previously received and participates in certain potential future revenues earned by GGP. Under generally accepted accounting principles, the transaction has not been accounted for as a sale because the Company’s participation in certain potential future revenues constitutes continuing involvement in The Shoppes at The Palazzo. Therefore, $266.2 million of the proceeds allocated to the mall sale transaction has been recorded as deferred proceeds (a long-term financing obligation), which will accrue interest at an imputed rate and will be offset by (i) imputed rental income and (ii) rent payments made to GGP related to spaces leased back from GGP by the Company. The property and equipment legally sold to GGP totaling $230.8 million (net of $80.5 million of accumulated depreciation) as of September 30, 2014, will continue to be recorded on the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheet and will continue to be depreciated in the Company’s condensed consolidated income statement.
During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 and the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013, the Company capitalized interest expense of $2.9 million, $6.2 million, $0.9 million and $3.3 million, respectively. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 and the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013, the Company capitalized approximately $9.6 million, $23.7 million, $5.9 million and $16.9 million, respectively, of internal costs, consisting primarily of compensation expense for individuals directly involved with the development and construction of property.
NOTE 3 — LONG-TERM DEBT
Long-term debt consists of the following (in thousands):
 
September 30, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
Corporate and U.S. Related:
 
 
 
2013 U.S. Credit Facility — Term B (net of original issue discount of $10,045 and $11,250, respectively)
$
2,223,080

 
$
2,238,750

2013 U.S. Credit Facility — Revolving
810,000

 
590,000

Airplane Financings
64,593

 
67,359

HVAC Equipment Lease
16,989

 
18,140

Other
627

 
2,335

Macao Related:
 
 
 
2011 VML Credit Facility — Extended Term A
2,387,033

 

2011 VML Credit Facility — Term A

 
3,208,869

2011 VML Credit Facility — Extended Revolving
819,618

 

Other
6,209

 
7,910

Singapore Related:
 
 
 
2012 Singapore Credit Facility — Term
3,610,468

 
3,626,896

 
9,938,617

 
9,760,259

Less — current maturities
(102,602
)
 
(377,507
)
Total long-term debt
$
9,836,015

 
$
9,382,752

2013 U.S. Credit Facility
As of September 30, 2014, the Company had $434.3 million of available borrowing capacity under the 2013 U.S. Revolving Facility, net of outstanding letters of credit.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
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2011 VML Credit Facility
During March 2014, the Company amended its 2011 VML Credit Facility to, among other things, modify certain financial covenants, as discussed further below. In addition to the amendment, certain lenders extended the maturity of $2.39 billion in aggregate principal amount of the 2011 VML Term Facility to March 31, 2020 (the "Extended 2011 VML Term Facility"), and, together with new lenders, provided $2.0 billion in aggregate principal amount of revolving loan commitments (the "Extended 2011 VML Revolving Facility"). A portion of the revolving proceeds were used to pay down the $819.7 million in aggregate principal balance of the 2011 VML Term Facility loans that were not extended. The Company recorded an $18.0 million loss on modification or early retirement of debt during the nine months ended September 30, 2014, in connection with the pay down and extension. Borrowings under the Extended 2011 VML Revolving Facility are being used to fund the development, construction and completion of Sands Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao, and for working capital requirements and general corporate purposes. As of September 30, 2014, the Company had $1.18 billion of available borrowing capacity under the Extended 2011 VML Revolving Facility.
Commencing with the quarterly period ending June 30, 2017, and at the end of each subsequent quarter through March 31, 2018, the 2011 VML Credit Facility, as amended, requires the borrower to repay the outstanding Extended 2011 VML Term Facility on a pro rata basis in an amount equal to 2.5% of the aggregate principal amount outstanding as of March 31, 2014 (the “Restatement Date”). Commencing with the quarterly period ending on June 30, 2018, and at the end of each subsequent quarter through March 31, 2019, the borrower is required to repay the outstanding Extended 2011 VML Term Facility on a pro rata basis in an amount equal to 5.0% of the aggregate principal amount outstanding as of the Restatement Date. For the quarterly periods ending on June 30 through December 31, 2019, the borrower is required to repay the outstanding Extended 2011 VML Term Facility on a pro rata basis in an amount equal to 12.0% of the aggregate principal amount outstanding as of the Restatement Date. The remaining balance on the Extended 2011 VML Term Facility is due on the maturity date. The Extended 2011 VML Revolving Facility has no interim amortization payments and matures on March 31, 2020.
Borrowings for all loans bear interest, as amended, at the Company's option, at either the adjusted Eurodollar rate or HIBOR rate plus a credit spread or an alternative base rate plus a credit spread, which credit spread in each case is determined based on the maximum leverage ratio as set forth in the credit facility agreement, as amended. The credit spread for the Extended 2011 VML Term and Revolving Facilities ranges from 0.25% to 1.125% per annum for loans accruing interest at the base rate and from 1.25% to 2.125% per annum for loans accruing interest at an adjusted Eurodollar or HIBOR rate. On the Restatement Date, the credit spread for the Extended 2011 VML Term and Revolving Facilities was 0.375% per annum for loans accruing interest at the base rate and 1.375% per annum for loans accruing interest at the adjusted Eurodollar or HIBOR rate.
Among other amendments, the consolidated capital expenditures covenant was removed and the maximum ratio of total indebtedness to Adjusted EBITDA was modified. The maximum leverage ratio, as amended, is 4.5x for the quarterly periods ending September 30, 2014 through September 30, 2015, decreases to 4.0x for the quarterly periods ending December 31, 2015 through March 31, 2017, then decreases to, and remains at, 3.5x for all quarterly periods thereafter through maturity.
2012 Singapore Credit Facility
In August 2014, the Company amended its 2012 Singapore Credit Facility, pursuant to which consenting lenders of borrowings under the 2012 Singapore Term Facility extended the maturity to August 28, 2020, and consenting lenders of borrowings under the 2012 Singapore Revolving Facility extended the maturity to February 28, 2020. The Company recorded a $2.0 million loss on modification or early retirement of debt during the nine months ended September 30, 2014, in connection with the extension. As of September 30, 2014, the Company had 493.0 million Singapore dollars ("SGD," approximately $387.0 million at exchange rates in effect on September 30, 2014) of available borrowing capacity under the 2012 Singapore Revolving Facility, net of outstanding letters of credit. 
Commencing with the quarterly period ending December 31, 2014, and at the end of each subsequent quarter through September 30, 2018, the Company is required to repay the outstanding 2012 Singapore Term Facility in the amount of 0.5% of the aggregate principal amount outstanding as of August 29, 2014 (the "Singapore Restatement

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Date"). Commencing with the quarterly period ending December 31, 2018, and at the end of each subsequent quarter through September 30, 2019, the Company is required to repay the outstanding 2012 Singapore Term Facility in the amount of 5.0% of the aggregate principal amount outstanding as of the Singapore Restatement Date. Commencing with the quarterly period ending December 31, 2019, and at the end of each subsequent quarter through June 30, 2020, and on the maturity date, the Company is required to repay the outstanding 2012 Singapore Term Facility in the amount of 18.0% of the aggregate principal amount outstanding as of the Singapore Restatement Date. The 2012 Singapore Revolving Facility has no interim amortization payments and matures on February 28, 2020.
Among other amendments, the maximum ratio of total indebtedness to Adjusted EBITDA was modified. The maximum leverage ratio, as amended, is 3.5x for the quarterly periods ending September 30, 2014 through September 30, 2019, and then decreases to, and remains at, 3.0x for all quarterly periods thereafter through maturity.
Cash Flows from Financing Activities
Cash flows from financing activities related to long-term debt and capital lease obligations are as follows (in thousands):
 
Nine Months Ended 
 September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
Proceeds from 2013 U.S. Credit Facility
$
1,428,000

 
$

Proceeds from 2011 VML Credit Facility
819,725

 

Proceeds from Senior Secured Credit Facility

 
250,000

Proceeds from 2012 Singapore Credit Facility

 
104,357

 
$
2,247,725

 
$
354,357

 
 
 
 
Repayments on 2013 U.S. Credit Facility
$
(1,224,875
)
 
$

Repayments on 2011 VML Credit Facility
(819,680
)
 

Repayments on 2012 Singapore Credit Facility

 
(430,504
)
Repayments on Senior Secured Credit Facility

 
(282,424
)
Repayments on Airplane Financings
(2,766
)
 
(2,766
)
Repayments on HVAC Equipment Lease and Other Long-Term Debt
(4,557
)
 
(4,483
)
 
$
(2,051,878
)
 
$
(720,177
)
Fair Value of Long-Term Debt
The estimated fair value of the Company’s long-term debt as of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, was approximately $9.76 billion and $9.72 billion, respectively, compared to its carrying value of $9.92 billion and $9.74 billion, respectively. The estimated fair value of the Company’s long-term debt is based on level 2 inputs (quoted prices in markets that are not active).
NOTE 4 — EQUITY AND EARNINGS PER SHARE
Common Stock
Dividends
On March 31, June 30 and September 30, 2014, the Company paid a dividend of $0.50 per common share as part of a regular cash dividend program. During the nine months ended September 30, 2014, the Company recorded $1.21 billion as a distribution against retained earnings (of which $647.5 million related to the Principal Stockholder’s family and the remaining $562.5 million related to all other shareholders).

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On March 29, June 28 and September 27, 2013, the Company paid a dividend of $0.35 per common share as part of a regular cash dividend program. During the nine months ended September 30, 2013, the Company recorded $866.4 million as a distribution against retained earnings (of which $453.1 million related to the Principal Stockholder’s family and the remaining $413.3 million related to all other shareholders).
In October 2014, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.50 per common share (a total estimated to be approximately $401 million) to be paid on December 29, 2014, to shareholders of record on December 18, 2014.
Repurchase Program
In June 2013, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a stock repurchase program with an initial authorization of $2.0 billion, which expires in June 2015, but was substantially completed as of September 30, 2014. In October 2014, the Company's Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of an additional $2.0 billion of its outstanding common stock, which expires in October 2016. Repurchases of the Company’s common stock are made at the Company’s discretion in accordance with applicable federal securities laws in the open market or otherwise. The timing and actual number of shares to be repurchased in the future will depend on a variety of factors, including the Company’s financial position, earnings, legal requirements, other investment opportunities and market conditions. During the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, the Company repurchased 18,565,272 and 5,479,601 shares, respectively, of its common stock for $1.43 billion and $346.3 million, respectively, (including commissions) under this program. All share repurchases of the Company’s common stock have been recorded as treasury stock.
Noncontrolling Interests
On February 26, 2014, SCL paid a dividend of 0.87 Hong Kong dollars ("HKD") per share and a special dividend of HKD 0.77 per share, and, on June 30, 2014, paid a dividend of HKD 0.86 per share to SCL shareholders (a total of $2.60 billion, of which the Company retained $1.82 billion during the nine months ended September 30, 2014). On February 28 and June 21, 2013, SCL paid a dividend of HKD 0.67 and HKD 0.66 per share, respectively, to SCL shareholders (a total of $1.38 billion of which the Company retained $970.2 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2013).
In April 2014, the Company disposed of its interest in one of its majority owned subsidiaries, resulting in a loss of $0.5 million, which was included in loss on disposal of assets during the nine months ended September 30, 2014.
During the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, the Company distributed $7.2 million and $7.8 million, respectively, to certain of its noncontrolling interests.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
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Earnings Per Share
The weighted average number of common and common equivalent shares used in the calculation of basic and diluted earnings per share consisted of the following:
 
Three Months Ended 
 September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended 
 September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Weighted-average common shares outstanding (used in the calculation of basic earnings per share)
803,064,834

 
823,200,515

 
808,247,012

 
823,512,889

Potential dilution from stock options, warrants and restricted stock and stock units
1,745,755

 
3,764,825

 
2,041,604

 
4,030,621

Weighted-average common and common equivalent shares (used in the calculation of diluted earnings per share)
804,810,589

 
826,965,340

 
810,288,616

 
827,543,510

Antidilutive stock options excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings per share
2,941,860

 
4,573,059

 
2,833,560

 
4,547,759

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income
As of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, accumulated other comprehensive income consisted solely of foreign currency translation adjustments.
NOTE 5 — VARIABLE INTEREST ENTITIES
The Company consolidates any variable interest entities (“VIEs”) in which it is the primary beneficiary and discloses significant variable interests in VIEs for which it is not the primary beneficiary, if any, which management determines such designation based on accounting standards for VIEs.
The Company has entered into various joint venture agreements with independent third parties. The operations of these joint ventures have been consolidated by the Company due to the Company’s significant investment in these joint ventures, its power to direct the activities of the joint ventures that would significantly impact their economic performance and the obligation to absorb potentially significant losses or the rights to receive potentially significant benefits from these joint ventures. The Company evaluates its primary beneficiary designation on an ongoing basis and assesses the appropriateness of the VIE’s status when events have occurred that would trigger such an analysis.
As of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, the Company’s consolidated joint ventures had total assets of $83.9 million and $103.9 million, respectively, and total liabilities of $124.5 million and $125.4 million, respectively.
NOTE 6 — INCOME TAXES
The Company’s major tax jurisdictions are the U.S., Macao and Singapore. The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore is performing a compliance review of the Marina Bay Sands tax return for tax years 2010 through 2012. The Company is subject to examination for tax years after 2008 in Macao and for tax years after 2009 in the U.S. and Singapore. The Company believes it has adequately reserved for its uncertain tax positions; however, there is no assurance that the taxing authorities will not propose adjustments that are different from the Company’s expected outcome, which may impact the provision for income taxes.
The Company does not consider the current year's tax earnings and profits of certain foreign subsidiaries to be permanently reinvested. The Company has not provided deferred taxes for these foreign earnings as the Company expects there will be sufficient creditable foreign taxes to offset the U.S. income tax that would result from the repatriation of foreign earnings. The Company recorded valuation allowances on certain net deferred tax assets of its U.S. operations and certain foreign jurisdictions. Management will reassess the realization of deferred tax assets based on the accounting

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
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standards for income taxes each reporting period and to the extent it becomes “more-likely-than-not” that the deferred tax assets are realizable, the Company will reduce the valuation allowance as appropriate.
In October 2013, the Company received a 5-year income tax exemption in Macao that exempts the Company from paying corporate income tax on profits generated by gaming operations. The Company will continue to benefit from this tax exemption through the end of 2018. In May 2014, the Company entered into an agreement with the Macao government, effective through the end of 2018, that provides for an annual payment of 42.4 million patacas (approximately $5.3 million at exchange rates in effect on September 30, 2014) that is a substitution for a 12% tax otherwise due from Venetian Macau Limited (“VML”) shareholders on dividend distributions paid from VML gaming profits.
NOTE 7 — STOCK-BASED EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION
Stock-based compensation activity under the LVSC 2004 and SCL Equity Plans is as follows (in thousands, except weighted average grant date fair values):
 
Three Months Ended 
 September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended 
 September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Compensation expense:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stock options
$
6,014

 
$
8,391

 
$
19,364

 
$
24,481

Restricted stock and stock units
5,583

 
4,903

 
18,416

 
15,321

 
$
11,597

 
$
13,294

 
$
37,780

 
$
39,802

Compensation cost capitalized as part of property and equipment
$
144

 
$
129

 
$
1,259

 
$
493

LVSC 2004 Plan:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stock options granted
4

 
70

 
63

 
288

Weighted average grant date fair value
$
23.06

 
$
38.11

 
$
32.02

 
$
35.76

Restricted stock granted

 
4

 
31

 
47

Weighted average grant date fair value
$

 
$
56.84

 
$
75.46

 
$
54.72

Restricted stock units granted

 
89

 
6

 
123

Weighted average grant date fair value
$

 
$
59.83

 
$
73.68

 
$
58.82

SCL Equity Plan:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stock options granted
1,258

 
1,058

 
11,447

 
3,787

Weighted average grant date fair value
$
2.72

 
$
2.97

 
$
3.43

 
$
2.48

Restricted stock units granted

 

 
189

 
1,000

Weighted average grant date fair value
$

 
$

 
$
7.37

 
$
5.26


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The fair value of each option grant was estimated on the grant date using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model with the following weighted average assumptions:
 
Three Months Ended 
 September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended 
 September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
LVSC 2004 Plan:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average volatility
41.1
%
 
94.6
%
 
58.3
%
 
94.8
%
Expected term (in years)
6.0

 
5.5

 
5.6

 
5.5

Risk-free rate
1.6
%
 
1.4
%
 
1.7
%
 
1.3
%
Expected dividends
2.7
%
 
2.4
%
 
2.7
%
 
2.5
%
SCL Equity Plan:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average volatility
63.4
%
 
67.2
%
 
65.3
%
 
67.9
%
Expected term (in years)
6.3

 
6.3

 
6.3

 
6.3

Risk-free rate
1.4
%
 
1.3
%
 
1.3
%
 
0.6
%
Expected dividends
3.5
%
 
2.8
%
 
3.0
%
 
3.3
%
NOTE 8 — FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS
Under applicable accounting guidance, fair value is defined as the exit price, or the amount that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants as of the measurement date. Applicable accounting guidance also establishes a valuation hierarchy for inputs in measuring fair value that maximizes the use of observable inputs (inputs market participants would use based on market data obtained from sources independent of the Company) and minimizes the use of unobservable inputs (inputs that reflect the Company’s assumptions based upon the best information available in the circumstances) by requiring that the most observable inputs be used when available. Level 1 inputs are quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities. Level 2 inputs are quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active, and inputs (other than quoted prices) that are observable for the assets or liabilities, either directly or indirectly. Level 3 inputs are unobservable inputs for the assets or liabilities. Categorization within the hierarchy is based upon the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement.
The following table provides the assets carried at fair value (in thousands):
 
 
 
Fair Value Measurements Using:
 
Total Carrying
Value
 
Quoted Market
Prices in Active
Markets (Level 1)
 
Significant Other
Observable
Inputs (Level 2)
 
Significant
Unobservable
Inputs (Level 3)
As of September 30, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash equivalents(1)
$
1,867,842

 
$
1,867,842

 
$

 
$

Interest rate caps(2)
$
26

 
$

 
$
26

 
$

As of December 31, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash equivalents(1)
$
2,255,951

 
$
2,255,951

 
$

 
$

Interest rate caps(2)
$
159

 
$

 
$
159

 
$

 
(1)
The Company has short-term investments classified as cash equivalents as the original maturities are less than 90 days.
(2)
As of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, the Company had 10 and 22 interest rate cap agreements, respectively, with an aggregate fair value of approximately $26,000 and $0.2 million, respectively, based on quoted market values from the institutions holding the agreements.

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NOTE 9 — COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
Litigation
The Company is involved in other litigation in addition to those noted below, arising in the normal course of business. Management has made certain estimates for potential litigation costs based upon consultation with legal counsel. Actual results could differ from these estimates; however, in the opinion of management, such litigation and claims will not have a material effect on the Company’s financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.
On October 15, 2004, Richard Suen and Round Square Company Limited (“RSC”) filed an action against LVSC, Las Vegas Sands, Inc. (“LVSI”), Sheldon G. Adelson and William P. Weidner in the District Court of Clark County, Nevada (the “District Court”), asserting a breach of an alleged agreement to pay a success fee of $5.0 million and 2.0% of the net profit from the Company’s Macao resort operations to the plaintiffs as well as other related claims. In March 2005, LVSC was dismissed as a party without prejudice based on a stipulation to do so between the parties. Pursuant to an order filed March 16, 2006, plaintiffs’ fraud claims set forth in the first amended complaint were dismissed with prejudice against all defendants. The order also dismissed with prejudice the first amended complaint against defendants Sheldon G. Adelson and William P. Weidner. On May 24, 2008, the jury returned a verdict for the plaintiffs in the amount of $43.8 million. On June 30, 2008, a judgment was entered in this matter in the amount of $58.6 million (including pre-judgment interest). The Company appealed the verdict to the Nevada Supreme Court. On November 17, 2010, the Nevada Supreme Court reversed the judgment and remanded the case to the District Court for a new trial. In its decision reversing the monetary judgment against the Company, the Nevada Supreme Court also made several other rulings, including overturning the pre-trial dismissal of the plaintiffs’ breach of contract claim and deciding several evidentiary matters, some of which confirmed and some of which overturned rulings made by the District Court. On February 27, 2012, the District Court set a date of March 25, 2013, for the new trial. On June 22, 2012, the defendants filed a request to add experts and plaintiffs filed a motion seeking additional financial data as part of their discovery. The District Court granted both requests. The retrial began on March 27 and on May 14, 2013, the jury returned a verdict in favor of RSC in the amount of $70.0 million. On May 28, 2013, a judgment was entered in the matter in the amount of $101.6 million (including pre-judgment interest). On June 7, 2013, the Company filed a motion with the District Court requesting that the judgment be set aside as a matter of law or in the alternative that a new trial be granted. On July 30, 2013, the District Court denied the Company’s motion. On October 17, 2013, the District Court entered an order granting plaintiffs' request for certain costs and fees associated with the litigation in the amount of approximately $1.0 million. On December 6, 2013, the Company filed a notice of appeal of the jury verdict with the Nevada Supreme Court. The Company filed its opening appellate brief with the Nevada Supreme Court on June 16, 2014. On August 19, 2014, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order granting plaintiffs additional time until September 15, 2014, to file their answering brief. On September 15, 2014, RSC filed a request to the Nevada Supreme Court to file a brief exceeding the maximum number of words, which was granted. On October 10, 2014, RSC filed their answering brief. The Company believes that it has valid bases in law and fact to appeal these verdicts. As a result, the Company believes that the likelihood that the amount of the judgments will be affirmed is not probable, and, accordingly, that the amount of any loss cannot be reasonably estimated at this time. Because the Company believes that this potential loss is not probable or estimable, it has not recorded any reserves or contingencies related to this legal matter. In the event that the Company’s assumptions used to evaluate this matter as neither probable nor estimable change in future periods, it may be required to record a liability for an adverse outcome.
On October 20, 2010, Steven C. Jacobs, the former Chief Executive Officer of SCL, filed an action against LVSC and SCL in the District Court alleging breach of contract against LVSC and SCL and breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing and tortious discharge in violation of public policy against LVSC. On March 16, 2011, an amended complaint was filed, which added Sheldon G. Adelson as a defendant and alleged a claim of defamation per se against him, LVSC and SCL. On June 9, 2011, the District Court dismissed the defamation claim and certified the decision as to Sheldon G. Adelson as a final judgment. On July 1, 2011, the plaintiff filed a notice of appeal regarding the final judgment as to Sheldon G. Adelson. On August 26, 2011, the Nevada Supreme Court issued a writ of mandamus instructing the District Court to hold an evidentiary hearing on whether personal jurisdiction exists over SCL and stayed the case until after the District Court’s decision. On January 17, 2012, Mr. Jacobs filed his opening brief with the Nevada

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Supreme Court regarding his appeal of the defamation claim against Mr. Adelson. On January 30, 2012, Mr. Adelson filed his reply to Mr. Jacobs’ opening brief. On March 8, 2012, the District Court set a hearing date for the week of June 25-29, 2012, for the evidentiary hearing on personal jurisdiction over SCL. On May 24, 2012, the District Court vacated the hearing date previously set for June 25-29 and set a status conference for June 28, 2012. At the June 28 status hearing, the District Court set out a hearing schedule to resolve a discovery dispute and did not reset a date for the jurisdictional hearing. From September 10 to September 12, 2012, the District Court held a hearing to determine the outcome of certain discovery disputes and issued an Order on September 14, 2012. In its Order, the District Court fined LVSC $25,000 and, for the purposes of the jurisdictional discovery and evidentiary hearing, precluded the defendants from relying on the Macao Data Privacy Act as an objection or defense under its discovery obligations. On December 21, 2012, the District Court ordered the defendants to produce documents from a former counsel to LVSC containing attorney client privileged information. On January 23, 2013, the defendants filed a writ with the Nevada Supreme Court challenging this order (the “January Writ”). On January 29, 2013, the District Court granted defendants' motion for a stay of the order. On February 15, 2013, the Nevada Supreme Court ordered the plaintiff to answer the January Writ. On February 28, 2013, the District Court ordered a hearing on plaintiff’s request for sanctions and additional discovery (the “February 28th Order”). On April 8, 2013, the defendants filed a writ with the Nevada Supreme Court challenging the February 28th Order (the “April Writ”); and the Nevada Supreme Court ordered the plaintiff to answer the April Writ by May 20, 2013. The defendants also filed and were granted a stay of the February 28th Order by the District Court until such time as the Nevada Supreme Court decides the April Writ. On June 18, 2013, the District Court scheduled the jurisdictional hearing for July 16-22, 2013 and issued an order allowing the plaintiff access to privileged communications of counsel to the Company (the “June 18th Order”). On June 21, 2013, the Company filed another writ with the Nevada Supreme Court challenging the June 18th Order (the “June Writ”). The Nevada Supreme Court accepted the June Writ on June 28, 2013, and issued a stay of the June 18th Order. On June 28, 2013, the District Court vacated the jurisdictional hearing. On July 3, 2013, the Company filed a motion with the Nevada Supreme Court to consolidate the pending writs (each of which have been fully briefed to the Nevada Supreme Court as of the date of this filing). On October 9, 2013, the Nevada Supreme Court heard arguments on the January Writ and plaintiff’s appeal of the District Court’s dismissal of plaintiff’s defamation claim against Mr. Adelson. The Nevada Supreme Court has taken both matters under advisement pending a decision. On January 29, 2014, the defendants filed Supplemental Authority and a Motion to Recall Mandate with the Nevada Supreme Court to (i) inform the Nevada Supreme Court of a recently decided U.S. Supreme Court case involving similar jurisdictional issues to this matter and (ii) given this new precedent, to review anew its August 26, 2011, writ of mandamus to the District Court, respectively. On February 27, 2014, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Company on the January Writ, which became effective on March 24, 2014. On March 3, 2014, the Nevada Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the April and June Writs. On May 30, 2014, the Nevada Supreme Court overturned the District Court’s dismissal of Mr. Jacob’s defamation claim against Mr. Adelson and remanded the claim for further determination. On June 17, 2014, Mr. Adelson filed a petition for rehearing with the Nevada Supreme Court and, on June 20, 2014, the Nevada Supreme Court ordered Mr. Jacobs to answer the petition for rehearing, which he did on July 7, 2014. On June 26, 2014, SCL filed a Motion for Summary Judgment with respect to jurisdiction with the District Court, which was denied on July 29, 2014. On June 30, 2014, Mr. Jacobs filed a motion for leave to file a second amended complaint. The defendants filed a notice of intent to oppose the motion for leave to file the second amended complaint. On July 1, 2014, Mr. Jacobs filed a motion to reconsider the dismissal of the defamation claim. On July 3, 2014, Mr. Adelson filed a notice of intent to oppose the motion to reconsider and requested oral argument. Also on July 3, 2014, the defendants filed a motion to continue the stay of the District Court’s March 26, 2013, order compelling the production of documents from Macao and a notice of intent to oppose plaintiff’s motion to reconsider the dismissal of his defamation claim against LVSC and SCL. On July 22, 2014, the defendants filed a motion for leave to file a reply in support of their petition for rehearing on the defamation claim with the Nevada Supreme Court. On July 22, 2014, SCL filed its reply in support of its Motion for Summary Judgment on jurisdiction and opposition to plaintiff’s counter Motion for Summary Judgment. On July 25, 2014, the Nevada Supreme Court granted defendants’ motion for leave to file a reply. On July 29, 2014, the Nevada Supreme Court heard the Motions for Summary Judgment and denied them both. On August 7, 2014, the Nevada Supreme Court denied the writ challenging the District Court’s order on plaintiff’s March 26, 2013, Renewed Motion for Sanctions. On August 7, 2014, the Nevada Supreme Court granted in part defendants’ writ with respect to the District Court’s June 19, 2013, order requiring the production of privileged material. On August 7, 2014, the Nevada Supreme Court also denied

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rehearing on its reversal of the dismissal of the defamation claim by a vote of 4-3. On August 13, 2014, the District Court ruled that plaintiff may amend his complaint except for the defamation claim against Mr. Adelson until the remittitur from the Nevada Supreme Court is received. The District Court also allowed the sanctions hearing to move forward and is reviewing documents in camera to determine whether they were properly withheld on privilege grounds. On September 4, 2014, SCL filed its pre-hearing memorandum regarding the sanctions hearing regarding plaintiff’s March 26, 2013, Renewed Motion for Sanctions. On September 12, 2014, the plaintiff filed a motion for release of the privileged documents from the District Court appointed document custodian on the grounds of waiver. On September 16, 2014, the plaintiff filed a motion seeking to stop defendants from modifying their privilege log and seeking a waiver of all privilege claims as a result of alleged deficiencies in the original privilege. On September 26, 2014, after the Nevada Supreme Court issued its remittitur, plaintiff filed his motion for leave to file a third amended complaint against LVSC, SCL and Mr. Adelson. On September 26, 2014, the defendants filed their opposition to plaintiff’s motion for release of documents on the grounds of waiver. On October 3, 2014, the plaintiff filed his reply in support of his two waiver motions relating to the documents held by the District Court appointed custodian. On October 9, 2014, the District Court granted plaintiff's motion in part and denied the remainder. On October 17, 2014, SCL filed a motion to reconsider the District Court’s March 27, 2013, order concerning a discovery dispute. Mr. Jacobs is seeking unspecified damages. This action is in a preliminary stage and management has determined that based on proceedings to date, it is currently unable to determine the probability of the outcome of this matter or the range of reasonably possible loss, if any. The Company intends to defend this matter vigorously.
On February 9, 2011, LVSC received a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) requesting that the Company produce documents relating to its compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the “FCPA”). The Company has also been advised by the Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) that it is conducting a similar investigation. It is the Company’s belief that the subpoena may have emanated from the lawsuit filed by Steven C. Jacobs described above.
After the Company’s receipt of the subpoena from the SEC on February 9, 2011, the Board of Directors delegated to the Audit Committee, comprised of three independent members of the Board of Directors, the authority to investigate the matters raised in the SEC subpoena and related inquiry of the DOJ.
As part of the 2012 annual audit of the Company’s financial statements, the Audit Committee advised the Company and its independent accountants that it had reached certain preliminary findings, including that there were likely violations of the books and records and internal controls provisions of the FCPA and that in recent years, the Company has improved its practices with respect to books and records and internal controls.
Based on the information provided to management by the Audit Committee and its counsel, the Company believes, and the Audit Committee concurs, that the preliminary findings:
do not have a material impact on the financial statements of the Company;
do not warrant any restatement of the Company’s past financial statements; and
do not represent a material weakness in the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting as of September 30, 2014.
The investigation by the Audit Committee is complete. The Company is cooperating with all investigations. Based on proceedings to date, management is currently unable to determine the probability of the outcome of this matter, the extent of materiality, or the range of reasonably possible loss, if any. 
On May 24, 2010, Frank J. Fosbre, Jr. filed a purported class action complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada (the “U.S. District Court”), against LVSC, Sheldon G. Adelson, and William P. Weidner. The complaint alleged that LVSC, through the individual defendants, disseminated or approved materially false information, or failed to disclose material facts, through press releases, investor conference calls and other means from August 1,

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2007 through November 6, 2008. The complaint sought, among other relief, class certification, compensatory damages and attorneys’ fees and costs. On July 21, 2010, Wendell and Shirley Combs filed a purported class action complaint in the U.S. District Court, against LVSC, Sheldon G. Adelson, and William P. Weidner. The complaint alleged that LVSC, through the individual defendants, disseminated or approved materially false information, or failed to disclose material facts, through press releases, investor conference calls and other means from June 13, 2007 through November 11, 2008. The complaint, which was substantially similar to the Fosbre complaint, discussed above, sought, among other relief, class certification, compensatory damages and attorneys’ fees and costs. On August 31, 2010, the U.S. District Court entered an order consolidating the Fosbre and Combs cases, and appointed lead plaintiffs and lead counsel. As such, the Fosbre and Combs cases are reported as one consolidated matter. On November 1, 2010, a purported class action amended complaint was filed in the consolidated action against LVSC, Sheldon G. Adelson and William P. Weidner. The amended complaint alleges that LVSC, through the individual defendants, disseminated or approved materially false and misleading information, or failed to disclose material facts, through press releases, investor conference calls and other means from August 2, 2007 through November 6, 2008. The amended complaint seeks, among other relief, class certification, compensatory damages and attorneys’ fees and costs. On January 10, 2011, the defendants filed a motion to dismiss the amended complaint, which, on August 24, 2011, was granted in part, and denied in part, with the dismissal of certain allegations. On November 7, 2011, the defendants filed their answer to the allegations remaining in the amended complaint. On July 11, 2012, the U.S. District Court issued an order allowing defendants’ Motion for Partial Reconsideration of the court’s order dated August 24, 2011, striking additional portions of the plaintiff’s complaint and reducing the class period to a period of February 4 to November 6, 2008. On August 7, 2012, the plaintiff filed a purported class action second amended complaint (the “Second Amended Complaint”) seeking to expand their allegations back to a time period of 2007 (having previously been cut back to 2008 by the U.S. District Court) essentially alleging very similar matters that had been previously stricken by the U.S. District Court. On October 16, 2012, the defendants filed a new motion to dismiss the Second Amended Complaint. The plaintiffs responded to the motion to dismiss on November 1, 2012, and defendants filed their reply on November 12, 2012. On November 20, 2012, the U.S. District Court granted a stay of discovery under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act pending a decision on the new motion to dismiss and therefore, the discovery process has been suspended. On April 16, 2013, the case was reassigned to a new judge. On July 30, 2013, the U.S. District Court heard the motion to dismiss and took the matter under advisement. On November 7, 2013, the judge granted in part and denied in part defendants' motions to dismiss. On December 13, 2013, the defendants filed their answer to the Second Amended Complaint. Discovery in the matter has re-started. On January 8, 2014, the plaintiffs filed a motion to expand the certified class period. On February 3, 2014, the judge agreed to the parties' stipulation to defer briefing on the issue of expanding the class period until the U.S. Supreme Court issues a decision in the case of Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. On September 26, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court denied plaintiffs' motion to expand the class period without prejudice to re-filing a similar motion. The U.S. Supreme Court decided the Halliburton case on June 23, 2014, and, on October 3, 2014, the parties stipulated to a case management schedule wherein they agree to a briefing schedule on class certification. This consolidated action is in a preliminary stage and management has determined that based on proceedings to date, it is currently unable to determine the probability of the outcome of this matter or the range of reasonably possible loss, if any. The Company intends to defend this matter vigorously.
On March 9, 2011, Benyamin Kohanim filed a shareholder derivative action (the “Kohanim action”) on behalf of the Company in the District Court against Sheldon G. Adelson, Jason N. Ader, Irwin Chafetz, Charles D. Forman, George P. Koo, Michael A. Leven, Jeffrey H. Schwartz and Irwin A. Siegel, the members of the Board of Directors at the time. The complaint alleges, among other things, breach of fiduciary duties in failing to properly implement, oversee and maintain internal controls to ensure compliance with the FCPA. The complaint seeks to recover for the Company unspecified damages, including restitution and disgorgement of profits, and also seeks to recover attorneys’ fees, costs and related expenses for the plaintiff. On April 18, 2011, Ira J. Gaines, Sunshine Wire and Cable Defined Benefit Pension Plan Trust dated 1/1/92 and Peachtree Mortgage Ltd. filed a shareholder derivative action (the “Gaines action”) on behalf of the Company in the District Court against Sheldon G. Adelson, Jason N. Ader, Irwin Chafetz, Charles D. Forman, George P. Koo, Michael A. Leven, Jeffrey H. Schwartz and Irwin A. Siegel, the members of the Board of Directors at the time. The complaint raises substantially similar claims as alleged in the Kohanim action. The complaint seeks to recover for the Company unspecified damages, and also seeks to recover attorneys’ fees, costs and related

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expenses for the plaintiffs. The Kohanim and Gaines actions have been consolidated and are reported as one consolidated matter. On July 25, 2011, the plaintiffs filed a first verified amended consolidated complaint. The plaintiffs have twice agreed to stay the proceedings. A 120-day stay was entered by the District Court in October 2011. It was extended for another 90 days in February 2012 and expired in May 2012. The parties agreed to an extension of the May 2012, deadline that expired on October 30, 2012. The defendants filed a motion to dismiss on November 1, 2012, based on the fact that the plaintiffs have suffered no damages. On January 23, 2013, the District Court denied the motion to dismiss in part, deferred the remainder of the motion to dismiss and stayed the proceedings until a July 22, 2013, status hearing. On July 22, 2013, the District Court extended the stay until December 2, 2013, and then on December 2, 2013, extended it again until March 3, 2014. On March 3, 2014, the judge extended the stay until a status hearing set for September 4, 2014, where the judge extended the stay for another 120 days. This consolidated action is in a preliminary stage and management has determined that based on proceedings to date, it is currently unable to determine the probability of the outcome of this matter or the range of reasonably possible loss, if any. The Company intends to defend this matter vigorously.
On April 1, 2011, Nasser Moradi, Richard Buckman, Douglas Tomlinson and Matt Abbeduto filed a shareholder derivative action (the “Moradi action”), as amended on April 15, 2011, on behalf of the Company in the U.S. District Court, against Sheldon G. Adelson, Jason N. Ader, Irwin Chafetz, Charles D. Forman, George P. Koo, Michael A. Leven, Jeffrey H. Schwartz and Irwin A. Siegel, the members of the Board of Directors at the time. The complaint raises substantially similar claims as alleged in the Kohanim and Gaines actions. The complaint seeks to recover for the Company unspecified damages, including exemplary damages and restitution, and also seeks to recover attorneys’ fees, costs and related expenses for the plaintiffs. On April 18, 2011, the Louisiana Municipal Police Employees Retirement System filed a shareholder derivative action (the “LAMPERS action”) on behalf of the Company in the U.S. District Court, against Sheldon G. Adelson, Jason N. Ader, Irwin Chafetz, Charles D. Forman, George P. Koo, Michael A. Leven, Jeffrey H. Schwartz and Irwin A. Siegel, the members of the Board of Directors at the time, and Wing T. Chao, a former member of the Board of Directors. The complaint raises substantially similar claims as alleged in the Kohanim, Moradi and Gaines actions. The complaint seeks to recover for the Company unspecified damages, and also seeks to recover attorneys’ fees, costs and related expenses for the plaintiff. On April 22, 2011, John Zaremba filed a shareholder derivative action (the “Zaremba action”) on behalf of the Company in the U.S. District Court, against Sheldon G. Adelson, Jason N. Ader, Irwin Chafetz, Charles D. Forman, George P. Koo, Michael A. Leven, Jeffrey H. Schwartz and Irwin A. Siegel, the members of the Board of Directors at the time, and Wing T. Chao, a former member of the Board of Directors. The complaint raises substantially similar claims as alleged in the Kohanim, Moradi, Gaines and LAMPERS actions. The complaint seeks to recover for the Company unspecified damages, including restitution, disgorgement of profits and injunctive relief, and also seeks to recover attorneys’ fees, costs and related expenses for the plaintiff. On August 25, 2011, the U.S. District Court consolidated the Moradi, LAMPERS and Zaremba actions and such actions are reported as one consolidated matter. On November 17, 2011, the defendants filed a motion to dismiss or alternatively to stay the federal action due to the parallel state court action described above. On May 25, 2012, the case was transferred to a new judge. On August 27, 2012, the U.S. District Court granted the motion to stay pending a further update of the Special Litigation Committee due on October 30, 2012. On October 30, 2012, the defendants filed the update asking the judge to determine whether to continue the stay until January 31, 2013, or to address motions to dismiss. On November 7, 2012, the U.S. District Court denied defendants request for an extension of the stay but asked the parties to brief the motion to dismiss. On November 21, 2012, defendants filed their motion to dismiss. On December 21, 2012, plaintiffs filed their opposition and on January 18, 2013, defendants filed their reply. On May 31, 2013, the case was reassigned to a new judge. On April 11, 2014, the judge denied the motion to dismiss without prejudice and ordered the case stayed pending the outcome of the state court action in Kohanim described above. The judge also ordered the parties to file a joint status report with the U.S. District Court by September 10, 2014. This consolidated action is in a preliminary stage and management has determined that based on proceedings to date, it is currently unable to determine the probability of the outcome of this matter or the range of reasonably possible loss, if any. The Company intends to defend this matter vigorously.
On January 23, 2014, W.A. Sokolowski filed a shareholder derivative action (the "Sokolowski action") on behalf of the Company and in his individual capacity as a shareholder in the U.S. District Court against Sheldon G. Adelson,

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Michael A. Leven, Jason N. Ader, Irwin Chafetz, Charles D. Forman, George P. Koo, Charles A. Koppelman, Jeffrey H. Schwartz, Victor Chaltiel and Irwin A. Siegel, each of whom was serving on the Board of Directors (collectively, the “Directors”), as well as against Frederick Hipwell, a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”), the Company’s former auditor. The complaint alleges, among other things, that the Directors breached their fiduciary duties to the Company by attempting to conceal certain alleged misrepresentations and wrongdoing by the Company’s management, concealed certain facts in connection with audits performed by PwC and caused the issuance of a false or misleading proxy statement in 2013. The complaint seeks, among other things, the appointment of a conservator or special master to oversee the Company’s discussions with governmental agencies as well as to recover for the Company unspecified damages, including restitution and disgorgement of profits, and also seeks to recover attorneys’ fees, costs and related expenses for the plaintiff. The Company filed a motion to dismiss on February 13, 2014. On February 28, 2014, defendant Hipwell filed his motion to dismiss. On March 12, 2014, the plaintiff filed its response to the Company’s motion to dismiss and on March 26, 2014, the Company filed its reply. On March 31, 2014, the plaintiff filed its response to Hipwell’s motion to dismiss and on April 10, 2014, Hipwell filed his reply. On April 1, 2014, the plaintiff filed a renewed motion for expedited discovery (the first motion was filed on January 24, 2014 and dismissed by the judge). The Company filed its response on April 18, 2014. On May 2, 2014, the U.S. District Court dismissed this second motion. On May 9, 2014, Directors Ader, Chafetz, Chaltiel, Forman, Koppelman and Leven filed their motion to dismiss. On June 10, 2014, the plaintiff filed its opposition to these Directors motion to dismiss. On June 30, 2014, these Directors filed their reply. On July 30, 2014, the U.S. District Court granted the Company’s motion to dismiss, without prejudice, with leave for plaintiff to amend his complaint to plead stock ownership with more particularity. On August 29, 2014, the plaintiff filed an amended complaint and, on September 15, 2014, the served defendants filed their motions to dismiss. The plaintiff's opposition to the Company's motion to dismiss is due October 22, 2014, and to the individuals' motions to dismiss is due October 29, 2014. The defendants' reply briefs are due November 24, 2014. This action is in a preliminary stage and management has determined that based on proceedings to date, it is currently unable to determine the probability of the outcome of this matter or the range of reasonably possible loss, if any. The Company intends to defend this matter vigorously.
On March 6, 2014, the Board of Directors of the Company received a shareholder demand letter from a purported shareholder named the John F. Scarpa Foundation ("Scarpa"). This demand recites substantially the same allegations as the complaint filed in the Sokolowski action and was delivered to the Company by the same counsel representing Mr. Sokolowski. The Company responded, through its counsel, on March 26, 2014. Scarpa then delivered a revised demand letter to the Board of Directors on March 31, 2014. The Company responded, through its counsel, on April 8, 2014. This matter is in a preliminary stage and management has determined that based on proceedings to date, it is currently unable to determine the probability of the outcome of this matter, whether this matter will result in litigation or the range of reasonably possible loss, if any. The Company intends to defend this matter vigorously.
On January 19, 2012, Asian American Entertainment Corporation, Limited (“AAEC”) filed a claim (the “Macao action”) with the Macao Judicial Court (Tribunal Judicial de Base) against VML, LVS (Nevada) International Holdings, Inc. (“LVS (Nevada)”), Las Vegas Sands, LLC (“LVSLLC”) and VCR (collectively, the “Defendants”). The claim is for 3.0 billion patacas (approximately $375.1 million at exchange rates in effect on September 30, 2014) as compensation for damages resulting from the alleged breach of agreements entered into between AAEC and the Defendants for their joint presentation of a bid in response to the public tender held by the Macao government for the award of gaming concessions at the end of 2001. On July 4, 2012, the Defendants filed their defense to the Macao action with the Macao Judicial Court. AAEC then filed a reply that included several amendments to the original claim, although the amount of the claim was not amended. On January 4, 2013, the Defendants filed an amended defense to the amended claim with the Macao Judicial Court. On September 23, 2013, the three U.S. Defendants filed a motion with the Macao Second Instance Court, seeking recognition and enforcement of the U.S. Court of Appeals ruling in the Prior Action, referred to below, given on April 10, 2009, which partially dismissed AAEC’s claims against the three U.S. Defendants. On April 24, 2014, the Macao Judicial Court issued a Decision (Despacho Seneador) holding that AAEC’s claim against VML is unfounded and that VML be removed as a party to the proceedings, and that the claim should proceed exclusively against the three U.S. Defendants. The Macao Judicial Court further held that the existence of the pending application for recognition and enforcement of the U.S. Court of Appeals ruling before the Macao Second Instance Court did not

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justify a stay of the proceedings against the three U.S. Defendants at the present time, although in principle an application for a stay of the proceedings against the three U.S. Defendants could be reviewed after the Macao Second Instance Court had issued its decision. On June 25, 2014, the Macao Second Instance Court delivered a decision, which gave formal recognition to and allowed enforcement in Macao of the judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals, dismissing AAEC's claims against the U.S. Defendants. Subject to an appeal by AAEC, the U.S. Defendants intend to apply to the Macao First Instance Court to dismiss AAEC's claims in full. On July 9, 2014, the plaintiff filed yet another action in the U.S. District Court against LVSC, LVSLLC, VCR, Sheldon G. Adelson, William P. Weidner, David Friedman and Does 1-50 for declaratory judgment, equitable accounting, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of confidence and conversion based on a theory of copyright law. The claim is for $5.0 billion. The Macao action and this most recently filed action are in a preliminary stage and management has determined that based on proceedings to date, it is currently unable to determine the probability of the outcome of these matters or the range of reasonably possible loss, if any. The Company intends to defend these matters vigorously.
As previously disclosed by the Company, on February 5, 2007, AAEC brought a similar claim (the “Prior Action”) in the U.S. District Court, against LVSI (now known as LVSLLC), VCR and Venetian Venture Development, LLC, which are subsidiaries of the Company, and William P. Weidner and David Friedman, who are former executives of the Company. The U.S. District Court entered an order on April 16, 2010, dismissing the Prior Action. On April 20, 2012, LVSLLC, VCR and LVS (Nevada) filed an injunctive action (the “Nevada Action”) against AAEC in the U.S. District Court seeking to enjoin AAEC from proceeding with the Macao Action based on AAEC’s filing, and the U.S. District Court’s dismissal, of the Prior Action. On June 14, 2012, the U.S. District Court issued an order that denied the motions requesting the Nevada Action, thereby effectively dismissing the Nevada Action.
The Company previously received subpoenas from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California (the “USAO”) requesting the production of documents relating to two prior customers of the Company’s properties. In August 2013, the USAO completed its investigation and entered into an agreement with the Company, whereby the Company agreed to voluntarily return $47.4 million to the U.S. Treasury, which represented funds received from or on behalf of one of its customers, and provide written reports to the USAO regarding certain of its casino-related activities. The amount was paid during the year ended December 31, 2013, and the matter has been closed.
On February 11, 2014, the Company disclosed that it was the victim of a sophisticated cyber-attack on its computer networks in the United States. As a result of this criminal attack, the U.S. government has commenced investigations into the source of the attack. In addition, the Company is working with internal and external forensic information technology systems experts in connection with this effort. As a result of the investigations and the Company’s efforts, which are ongoing, the Company has learned that certain customer and employee data was compromised at its Bethlehem facility and other data may have been stolen in the attack as well as that the attack may have destroyed certain other Company data. The Company is cooperating fully with the investigations. Based on the preliminary status of the investigations and the absence of claims asserted thus far, management is currently unable to determine the probability of the outcome of any matters relating to the cyber-attack, the extent of materiality or the range of reasonably possible loss, if any.

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NOTE 10 — SEGMENT INFORMATION
The Company’s principal operating and developmental activities occur in three geographic areas: Macao, Singapore and the United States. The Company reviews the results of operations for each of its operating segments: The Venetian Macao; Sands Cotai Central; Four Seasons Macao; Sands Macao; Other Asia (comprised primarily of the Company’s ferry operations and various other operations that are ancillary to the Company’s properties in Macao); Marina Bay Sands; The Venetian Las Vegas, which includes the Sands Expo Center; The Palazzo; and Sands Bethlehem. The Venetian Las Vegas and The Palazzo operating segments are managed as a single integrated resort and have been aggregated as one reportable segment (the “Las Vegas Operating Properties”), considering their similar economic characteristics, types of customers, types of services and products, the regulatory business environment of the operations within each segment and the Company’s organizational and management reporting structure. The Company also reviews construction and development activities for each of its primary projects under development, in addition to its reportable segments noted above. The Company’s primary projects under development are The Parisian Macao, the St. Regis tower (the remaining phase of Sands Cotai Central) and the Four Seasons Apartments in Macao, and the Las Vegas Condo Tower (which construction is currently suspended and is included in Corporate and Other) in the U.S. The corporate activities of the Company are also included in Corporate and Other. The Company’s segment information as of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, and for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, is as follows (in thousands):

 
Three Months Ended 
 September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended 
 September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Net Revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Macao:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Venetian Macao
$
943,037

 
$
935,233

 
$
3,160,374

 
$
2,702,151

Sands Cotai Central
816,463

 
736,599

 
2,428,822

 
1,907,780

Four Seasons Macao
265,432

 
330,027

 
863,940

 
827,336

Sands Macao
280,079

 
305,329

 
906,882

 
910,269

Other Asia
41,439

 
35,385

 
113,286

 
105,666

 
2,346,450

 
2,342,573

 
7,473,304

 
6,453,202

Marina Bay Sands
735,505

 
774,199

 
2,375,618

 
2,308,553

United States:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Las Vegas Operating Properties
380,461

 
375,041

 
1,116,194

 
1,132,312

Sands Bethlehem
127,338

 
122,922

 
370,644

 
372,597

 
507,799

 
497,963

 
1,486,838

 
1,504,909

Intersegment eliminations
(56,632
)
 
(46,195
)
 
(167,904
)
 
(152,464
)
Total net revenues
$
3,533,122

 
$
3,568,540

 
$
11,167,856

 
$
10,114,200

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
(UNAUDITED)

 
Three Months Ended 
 September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended 
 September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Adjusted Property EBITDA(1)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Macao:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Venetian Macao
$
352,735

 
$
357,197

 
$
1,224,876

 
$
1,066,543

Sands Cotai Central
267,031

 
224,272

 
781,210

 
501,940

Four Seasons Macao
101,184

 
112,922

 
282,179

 
228,283

Sands Macao
88,099

 
89,947

 
261,856

 
274,887

Other Asia
3,130

 
1,177

 
1,248

 
(4,547
)
 
812,179

 
785,515

 
2,551,369

 
2,067,106

Marina Bay Sands
351,687

 
373,612

 
1,204,626

 
1,125,742

United States:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Las Vegas Operating Properties
90,183

 
87,135

 
235,950

 
263,532

Sands Bethlehem
29,846

 
29,553

 
84,292

 
92,988

 
120,029

 
116,688

 
320,242

 
356,520

Total adjusted property EBITDA
1,283,895

 
1,275,815

 
4,076,237

 
3,549,368

Other Operating Costs and Expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stock-based compensation
(7,252
)
 
(8,170
)
 
(22,909
)
 
(21,831
)
Legal settlement

 
(47,400
)
 

 
(47,400
)
Corporate
(42,704
)
 
(38,468
)
 
(138,504
)
 
(141,221
)
Pre-opening
2,414

 
(1,778
)
 
(18,027
)
 
(9,646
)
Development
(3,043
)
 
(3,487
)
 
(8,952
)
 
(14,840
)
Depreciation and amortization
(251,002
)
 
(248,925
)
 
(776,065
)
 
(752,530
)
Amortization of leasehold interests in land
(10,086
)
 
(10,022
)
 
(30,152
)
 
(30,297
)
Loss on disposal of assets
(801
)
 
(2,739
)
 
(4,922
)
 
(9,433
)
Operating income
971,421

 
914,826

 
3,076,706

 
2,522,170

Other Non-Operating Costs and Expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest income
5,609

 
3,819

 
17,109

 
10,848

Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized
(66,779
)
 
(66,917
)
 
(207,495
)
 
(204,125
)
Other income (expense)
95

 
3,207

 
(2,368
)
 
4,992

Loss on modification or early retirement of debt
(1,978
)
 

 
(19,942
)
 

Income tax expense
(47,869
)
 
(45,637
)
 
(153,939
)
 
(148,940
)
Net income
$
860,499

 
$
809,298

 
$
2,710,071

 
$
2,184,945

 
(1)
Adjusted property EBITDA is net income before royalty fees, stock-based compensation expense, legal settlement expense, corporate expense, pre-opening expense, development expense, depreciation and amortization, amortization of leasehold interests in land, loss on disposal of assets, interest, other income (expense), loss on modification or early retirement of debt and income taxes. Adjusted property EBITDA is used by management as the primary measure of operating performance of the Company’s properties and to compare the operating performance of the Company’s properties with that of its competitors.


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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
(UNAUDITED)

 
Three Months Ended 
 September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended 
 September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Intersegment Revenues
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Macao:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Venetian Macao
$
1,842

 
$
1,094

 
$
4,230

 
$
3,582

Sands Cotai Central
77

 
89

 
223

 
267

Other Asia
11,360

 
5,270

 
31,799

 
24,131

 
13,279

 
6,453

 
36,252

 
27,980

Marina Bay Sands
2,969

 
2,327

 
8,989

 
7,079

Las Vegas Operating Properties
40,384

 
37,415

 
122,663

 
117,405

Total intersegment revenues
$
56,632

 
$
46,195

 
$
167,904

 
$
152,464

 
 
Nine Months Ended 
 September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
Capital Expenditures
 
 
 
Corporate and Other
$
24,271

 
$
33,464

Macao:
 
 
 
The Venetian Macao
80,297

 
61,580

Sands Cotai Central
232,032

 
176,330

Four Seasons Macao
30,469

 
8,648

Sands Macao
24,264

 
15,930

Other Asia
1,563

 
386

The Parisian Macao
259,969

 
133,697

 
628,594

 
396,571

Marina Bay Sands
54,048

 
122,931

United States:
 
 
 
Las Vegas Operating Properties
79,150

 
40,824

Sands Bethlehem
7,051

 
5,692

 
86,201

 
46,516

Total capital expenditures
$
793,114

 
$
599,482

 
 
September 30, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
Total Assets
 
 
 
Corporate and Other
$
627,814

 
$
630,673

Macao:
 
 
 
The Venetian Macao
3,439,571

 
4,367,533

Sands Cotai Central
4,843,544

 
4,669,358

Four Seasons Macao
1,169,472

 
1,273,654

Sands Macao
400,804

 
383,444

Other Asia
310,758

 
328,332

The Parisian Macao
637,882

 
376,014

Other Development Projects
125

 
169

 
10,802,156

 
11,398,504

Marina Bay Sands
6,305,955

 
6,354,231

United States:
 
 
 
Las Vegas Operating Properties
3,624,870

 
3,653,127

Sands Bethlehem
666,986

 
687,729

 
4,291,856

 
4,340,856

Total assets
$
22,027,781

 
$
22,724,264

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
(UNAUDITED)

 
September 30, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
Total Long-Lived Assets
 
 
 
Corporate and Other
$
357,649

 
$
388,448

Macao:
 
 
 
The Venetian Macao
1,896,587

 
1,925,040

Sands Cotai Central
3,769,197

 
3,772,095

Four Seasons Macao
932,752

 
928,396

Sands Macao
279,254

 
279,395

Other Asia
179,915

 
189,136

The Parisian Macao
636,938

 
376,014

 
7,694,643

 
7,470,076

Marina Bay Sands
5,094,788

 
5,277,126

United States:
 
 
 
Las Vegas Operating Properties
3,044,457

 
3,073,793

Sands Bethlehem
560,928

 
578,329

 
3,605,385

 
3,652,122

Total long-lived assets
$
16,752,465

 
$
16,787,772


NOTE 11 — CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING FINANCIAL INFORMATION
LVSLLC, as the issuer and primary obligor of the 2013 U.S. Credit Facility, VCR, Venetian Marketing, Inc., Sands Expo & Convention Center, Inc. and Sands Pennsylvania, Inc. (collectively, the “Restricted Subsidiaries”), are all guarantors under the 2013 U.S. Credit Facility. The noncontrolling interest amounts included in the Restricted Subsidiaries’ condensed consolidating financial information are related to non-voting preferred stock of one of the subsidiaries held by third parties.
In February 2008, all of the capital stock of Phase II Mall Subsidiary, LLC (a subsidiary of VCR) was sold to GGP; however, the sale is not complete from an accounting perspective due to the Company’s continuing involvement in the transaction related to the participation in certain potential future revenues earned by GGP. Certain of the assets, liabilities and operating results related to the ownership and operation of the mall by Phase II Mall Subsidiary, LLC subsequent to the sale will continue to be accounted for by the Restricted Subsidiaries, and therefore are included in the “Restricted Subsidiaries” columns in the following condensed consolidating financial information. As a result, net liabilities of $37.9 million (consisting of $268.7 million of liabilities, primarily comprised of deferred proceeds from the sale, partially offset by $230.8 million of property and equipment) and $29.3 million (consisting of $268.6 million of liabilities, primarily comprised of deferred proceeds from the sale, partially offset by $239.3 million of property and equipment) as of September 30, 2014