Essay Mgm Resorts International Case Study

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Case Study: MGM Resorts International 27 February 2013 Table of Contents Key Dates and General History 3-5 Environmental Analysis 5-7 Porter Analysis 7-9 Marketing Strategy 9-12 Competitor Analysis (SWOT) 12-18 Company Analysis (SWOT) 18-20 Financial Analysis 21-22 Future Trends 22-23 Recommendations 23-25 Conclusion 25-26 References 27-28 Key Dates and General History MGM Resorts International was incorporated in Delaware on January 29, 1986 as MGM Grand, Incorporated, a subsidiary of Kirk…show more content…
2008 brought some problems for MGM. On October 29th of that year, MGM reported a sixty-seven percent plunge in third-quarter earnings, due mostly in part to lagging revenues from its Las Vegas properties. On that same day, MGM decided to halt a five million dollar Atlantic City project which was to be built on land next to Borgata Hotel and Casino. Shortly after this announcement, New Jersey gambling regulators were set to deny MGM's suitability to operate casinos in New Jersey. This was due mainly in part to their partner, Pansy Ho, who New Jersey regulators believed could not operate independently of her father, Stanley Ho. This forced MGM to sell their New Jersey property, Borgata Hotel and Casino, which was a highly profitable piece of business. Finally, at the end of 2008, MGM decided to sell its Las Vegas Treasure Island property. Around the same time, MGM also introduced Jim Murren as their new CEO. Murren was behind many of the major acquisitions that helped transform MGM and had been repeatedly honored as the gaming and lodging industry's top CFO by Institutional Investor magazine. This promotion came at an important time as MGM had fallen on some hard times. The start of 2009 was no better for MGM. In March, Dubai World and its wholly owned subsidiary Infinity World filed a lawsuit claiming that MGM breached its CityCenter joint venture agreement after the company filed

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