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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 0.09
AMCX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
87% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. AMCX: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AMCX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.11 Max: N/A
Current: 0.09
Equity to Asset -0.05
AMCX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
93% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. AMCX: -0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AMCX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.52  Med: -0.24 Max: 0.04
Current: -0.05
-0.52
0.04
Interest Coverage 4.19
AMCX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
82% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 156.69 vs. AMCX: 4.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AMCX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.84  Med: 3.55 Max: 5.02
Current: 4.19
2.84
5.02
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.98
M-Score: -2.30
WACC vs ROIC
8.53%
20.44%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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Operating margin (%) 27.46
AMCX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.56 vs. AMCX: 27.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AMCX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 24.41  Med: 26.39 Max: 36.57
Current: 27.46
24.41
36.57
Net-margin (%) 13.95
AMCX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. AMCX: 13.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AMCX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 5.52  Med: 10.37 Max: 18.26
Current: 13.95
5.52
18.26
ROA (%) 8.59
AMCX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. AMCX: 8.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AMCX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.23  Med: 6.26 Max: 11.11
Current: 8.59
4.23
11.11
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 105.01
AMCX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 13.57 vs. AMCX: 105.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
AMCX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 93.64  Med: 154.91 Max: 228.63
Current: 105.01
93.64
228.63
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 21.20
AMCX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. AMCX: 21.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AMCX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 12.00 Max: 21.2
Current: 21.2
0
21.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 43.10
AMCX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. AMCX: 43.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AMCX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 40.70 Max: 43.1
Current: 43.1
0
43.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 26.60
AMCX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. AMCX: 26.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AMCX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 26.60 Max: 32.7
Current: 26.6
0
32.7
» AMCX's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

AMCX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ray Dalio 17,268 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 973,456 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 45,640 sh (+3.56%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 7,465,458 sh (+2.66%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 2,007,405 sh (-2.27%)
Steven Cohen 50,600 sh (-69.33%)
Jim Simons 69,800 sh (-84.08%)
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Q4 2014

AMCX Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Scott Black 150,165 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 229,600 sh (+353.75%)
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 7,410,505 sh (-0.74%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 7,375,815 sh (-1.20%)
Mario Gabelli 1,910,119 sh (-4.85%)
Murray Stahl 39,040 sh (-14.46%)
Jim Simons 47,800 sh (-31.52%)
Ray Dalio 4,968 sh (-71.23%)
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Q1 2015

AMCX Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Steven Cohen 275,400 sh (+19.95%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Scott Black 147,815 sh (-1.56%)
Murray Stahl 37,601 sh (-3.69%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 7,063,875 sh (-4.23%)
Mario Gabelli 1,739,384 sh (-8.94%)
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Q2 2015

AMCX Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 7,934 sh (New)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Murray Stahl 37,513 sh (-0.23%)
Scott Black 146,795 sh (-0.69%)
Mario Gabelli 1,612,023 sh (-7.32%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 6,488,372 sh (-8.15%)
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 15.26
AMCX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 21.20 vs. AMCX: 15.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AMCX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.02  Med: 19.76 Max: 31.41
Current: 15.26
14.02
31.41
Forward P/E 12.80
AMCX's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
60% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.39 vs. AMCX: 12.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 16.00
AMCX's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
67% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 21.30 vs. AMCX: 16.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AMCX' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 13.98  Med: 19.26 Max: 31.58
Current: 16
13.98
31.58
P/S 2.12
AMCX's P/S is ranked lower than
59% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. AMCX: 2.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AMCX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.95  Med: 2.46 Max: 3.47
Current: 2.12
1.95
3.47
PFCF 15.26
AMCX's PFCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.67 vs. AMCX: 15.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
AMCX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.45  Med: 13.81 Max: 137.73
Current: 15.26
6.45
137.73
POCF 13.14
AMCX's POCF is ranked lower than
60% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.05 vs. AMCX: 13.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AMCX' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.24  Med: 12.54 Max: 88.66
Current: 13.14
6.24
88.66
EV-to-EBIT 11.71
AMCX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.45 vs. AMCX: 11.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AMCX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.7  Med: 13.90 Max: 16.5
Current: 11.71
10.7
16.5
Current Ratio 1.81
AMCX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. AMCX: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AMCX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.66  Med: 2.20 Max: 3.15
Current: 1.81
1.66
3.15
Quick Ratio 1.24
AMCX's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. AMCX: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AMCX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.22  Med: 1.82 Max: 3.15
Current: 1.24
1.22
3.15
Days Inventory 115.70
AMCX's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
89% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AMCX: 115.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
AMCX' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 103.89  Med: 113.83 Max: 123.76
Current: 115.7
103.89
123.76
Days Sales Outstanding 92.36
AMCX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
66% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 66.03 vs. AMCX: 92.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AMCX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 79.6  Med: 84.51 Max: 98.51
Current: 92.36
79.6
98.51

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.87
AMCX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. AMCX: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AMCX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.33
Current: 0.87
0.79
1.33
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.61
AMCX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. AMCX: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
AMCX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 0.71 Max: 0.71
Current: 0.61
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.50
AMCX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. AMCX: 8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AMCX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6  Med: 7.20 Max: 9.3
Current: 8.5
6
9.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 45.43
AMCX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.21 vs. AMCX: 45.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
AMCX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 44.7  Med: 45.00 Max: 45.9
Current: 45.43
44.7
45.9

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 2,509 2,688 2,833 2,920
EPS($) 4.85 5.44 5.89 6.00
EPS without NRI($) 4.85 5.44 5.89 6.00

Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Media - Diversified
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Traded in other countries:9AC.Germany,
AMC Networks Inc was incorporated in Delaware on March 9, 2011 as an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation. On June 30, 2011, Cablevision spun off the Company and the Company became an independent public company. AMC Networks, formerly Rainbow Media Holdings, has changed its name in conjunction with the spin-off. Company owns and operates several of cable television's brands delivering high quality content to audiences and a valuable platform to distributors and advertisers. Company manage its business through two operating segments: National Networks, which includes AMC, IFC and SundanceTV, IFC Films, AMC Networks Broadcasting & Technology and various developing online content distribution initiatives. National Networks are distributed throughout the United States via cable and other multichannel video programming distribution platforms, including direct broadcast satellite, platforms operated by telecommunications providers. In addition to its extensive U.S. distribution, AMC, IFC and Sundance Channel are available in Canada. Sundance Channel is also distributed in Europe, Asia and Latin America is distributed in Asia. International and Other segment includes the operations of AMC/Sundance Channel IFC Films, and AMC Networks Broadcasting & Technology. International and Other segment also includes VOOM HD Holdings LLC. On January 31, 2014, Company acquired the Chellomedia programming businesses in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America as well as joint venture interests in certain programming businesses. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates programming networks in certain respects affiliated with a cable television operator, as it is with Cablevision. The FCC also imposes rules regarding political broadcasts and telemarketing. Company's programming networks operate in two competitive markets. First, it compete with other programming networks to obtain distribution on cable television systems and other multichannel video programming distribution systems, such as DBS, and ultimately for viewing by each system's subscribers. Second, it compete with other programming networks and other sources of video content, including broadcast networks, to secure desired entertainment programming.
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