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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.

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Financial Strength : 6/10

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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 : 8/10

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Q1 2014

BYI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Rogers 1,248,995 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 190,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,200 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 3,929,700 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 3,821,685 sh (-2.75%)
Jim Simons 250,100 sh (-63.47%)
Joel Greenblatt 68,412 sh (-67.11%)
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Q2 2014

BYI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Rogers 1,721,576 sh (+37.84%)
Jim Simons 283,700 sh (+13.43%)
Steven Cohen 24,300 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 3,812,685 sh (-0.24%)
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Q3 2014

BYI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jeremy Grantham 29,624 sh (New)
Prem Watsa 21,400 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,409 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 517,300 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 244,500 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Jim Simons 102,290 sh (-63.94%)
John Rogers 283,771 sh (-83.52%)
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Q4 2014

BYI Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Prem Watsa Sold Out
John Rogers Sold Out
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Guru Investment Theses on Bally Technologies Inc

Mario Gabelli Comments on Bally Technologies Inc - Oct 28, 2014

Bally Technologies Inc. (1.4% of net assets as of September 30, 2014) (BYI)($80.70 - NYSE) is a Las Vegas, Nevada based designer and manufacturer of gaming machines and casino management systems. On August 1, 2014, the company received an $83.30 cash merger offer from New York based Scientific Games, a lottery operator and gaming machines manufacturer. The deal, which is one of several recently announced in the industry, values Bally Technologies at $5.1 billion and requires a positive vote by the majority of Bally’s shareholders as well as approval from several gaming commissions in the U.S. The transaction already received U.S. antitrust clearance and is expected to close by year end.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)’s ABC Fund Q3 2014 Commentary.

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Valuation & Return


Analyst Estimate

Revenue(Mil) 1,403
EPS($) 4.80
EPS without NRI($) 4.80

Business Description

Industry: Travel & Leisure » Gambling
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Traded in other countries:AGM.Germany,
Bally Technologies Inc was incorporated in Nevada on September 30, 1968, under the name Advanced Patent Technologies. It is a gaming company that designs, manufactures, operates, and distributes advanced technology-based gaming devices, systems, server-based solutions, custom mobile applications, and interactive applications. It also provides hardware, including spinning-reel and video gaming devices, specialty gaming devices, and wide-area progressive systems. It supports customers that include traditional land-based, riverboat, and Native American casinos, video lottery and central determination markets. Its revenue is derived from the following: Gaming Equipment: Sale of gaming devices and related equipment, parts and conversion kits; Gaming Operations: Operation of linked progressive systems, video lottery and centrally determined systems, and the rental of gaming devices and content; and Systems: Sale and support of specialized systems-based software, hardware and interactive products and related recurring maintenance revenue. The Company competes with a number of domestic and international businesses in the geographic markets where it operates. The manufacture and distribution of gaming devices and systems are subject to extensive federal, state, local, and foreign regulation.
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