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Financial Strength : 5/10

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Profitability & Growth : 2/10

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

CEC Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 150,139 sh (+54.94%)
First Pacific Advisors 1,200 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 204,700 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 214,458 sh (-15.03%)
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Q3 2013

CEC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 70,896 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 170,500 sh (+13.56%)
Chuck Royce 204,700 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 900 sh (-25.00%)
David Dreman 60,349 sh (-71.86%)
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Q4 2013

CEC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 136,500 sh (+92.54%)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,300 sh (+75.45%)
David Dreman 68,987 sh (+14.31%)
First Pacific Advisors 900 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 201,500 sh (-1.56%)
Jim Simons 140,900 sh (-17.36%)
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Q1 2014

CEC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

First Pacific Advisors Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
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David Dreman Sold Out
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Dividend & Buy Back

Dividend Yield 1.80
CEC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
56% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. CEC: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CEC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 1.8
Current: 1.8
Dividend Payout 0.66
CEC's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
72% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. CEC: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CEC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: 0.66
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.80
CEC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
51% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. CEC: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CEC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 1.8
Current: 1.8

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Business Description

Industry: Restaurants » Restaurants
Compare:BH, CMG, MCD, DIN, SBUX » details
CEC Entertainment, Inc., a Kansas corporation was incorporated in 1980. The Company develops, operates and franchises family dining and entertainment centers under the name "Chuck E. Cheese's" in 47 states and eight foreign countries and territories. As of December 30, 2012, the Company and its franchises operated a total of 565 stores, of which 514 were Company-owned stores located in 44 states and Canada. Its franchises operated a total of 51 stores located in 15 states and seven foreign countries and territories including Chile, Guam, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Chuck E. Cheese's stores offer wholesome family dining, distinctive musical and comic entertainment by computer-controlled robotic characters, family-oriented arcade-style and skill-oriented games, video games, rides and other activities. All of the Company's stores offer a variety of pizzas, sandwiches, appetizers, a salad bar and desserts. Soft drinks, coffee and tea are also served, along with beer and wine where permitted by local laws. The Company periodically reevaluates the site characteristics of its stores. Chuck E. Cheese's s stores are located in shopping centers or in free-standing buildings near shopping centers. Its stores are divided into three areas: (a) a kitchen and other store-related areas (cashier and prize area, salad bar, manager's office, technician's office, restrooms, etc.); (b) a showroom area; and (c) a playroom area. The average size of its existing stores is approximately 12,000 square feet. The main customer base for its stores consists of families with children between two and 12 years of age. The family dining industry and the entertainment industry are highly competitive, with a number of major national and regional chains operating in each of these spaces. It owns various trademarks, including 'Chuck E. Cheese's' and the Chuck E. Cheese character image used in connection with its business, which have been registered with the appropriate patent and trademark offices. The Company and its franchises are subject to various federal, state and local laws and regulations affecting the development and operation of Chuck E. Cheese's stores.

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