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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.10
MANU's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
52% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. MANU: 0.10 )
MANU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.1

Equity to Asset 0.46
MANU's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 827 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. MANU: 0.46 )
MANU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.46
Current: 0.46

0.22
0.46
Interest Coverage 1.75
MANU's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 554 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 15.20 vs. MANU: 1.75 )
MANU' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 1.81
Current: 1.75

0.89
1.81
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.25
M-Score: -0.33
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 17.07
MANU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 840 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 8.29 vs. MANU: 17.07 )
MANU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 14.01   Max: 44.36
Current: 17.07

14.01
44.36
Net-margin (%) 40.27
MANU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 840 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.19 vs. MANU: 40.27 )
MANU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -16.67   Max: 40.27
Current: 40.27

-16.67
40.27
ROE (%) 32.65
MANU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.08 vs. MANU: 32.65 )
MANU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.68   Max: 56.35
Current: 32.65

5.68
56.35
ROA (%) 13.08
MANU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 843 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. MANU: 13.08 )
MANU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.83   Max: 13.08
Current: 13.08

-4.83
13.08
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 24.53
MANU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 843 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 12.95 vs. MANU: 24.53 )
MANU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 18.1   Max: 50.74
Current: 24.53

18.1
50.74
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

MANU Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ron Baron 5,020,264 sh (+12.53%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
George Soros 2,097,557 sh (-29.33%)
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Q4 2013

MANU Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Ron Baron 6,431,959 sh (+28.12%)
George Soros 682,115 sh (-67.48%)
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Q1 2014

MANU Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Ron Baron 9,768,995 sh (+51.88%)
George Soros 69,703 sh (-89.78%)
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Q2 2014

MANU Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ron Baron 9,862,699 sh (+0.96%)
George Soros 69,703 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MANU

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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ron Baron 2014-03-31 Add 51.88%0.24%$14.47 - $17.19 $ 17.5515%9768995
George Soros 2014-03-31 Reduce -89.78%0.08%$14.47 - $17.19 $ 17.5515%69703
George Soros 2013-12-31 Reduce -67.48%0.27%$15.15 - $17.54 $ 17.557%682115
Ron Baron 2013-12-31 Add 28.12%0.09%$15.15 - $17.54 $ 17.557%6431959
George Soros 2013-09-30 Reduce -29.33%0.15%$16.5 - $17.85 $ 17.553%2097557
Ron Baron 2012-12-31 New Buy0.32%$12.25 - $14.01 $ 17.5534%3568882
George Soros 2012-09-30 New Buy0.73%$12.18 - $14.2 $ 17.5534%3542995
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Guru Investment Theses on Manchester United PLC

Baron Funds Comments on Manchester United plc - May 05, 2014

Manchester United plc (MANU) is an English Premier League professional sports team. The business has three principal segments: Commercial, Broadcasting and Matchday. Soccer is the most popular sport in the world and is now the second most popular sport among the 12-24 age group in the U.S. Manchester United is a global brand, with a proven history of success, having won 12 of the last 20 Premier League Titles. It is the most popular soccer team in the world, with over 600 million fans! The company is positioned to benefit from greater broadcast fees and higher sponsorship and merchandising revenue, generating substantially more cash flow. We think of Manchester United as the most popular television program in the world that has not yet monetized the value of its brand. (Ashim Mehra)





From Baron Funds' first quarter 2014 commentary.



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Baron Funds Comments on Manchester United - Feb 06, 2013

Manchester United plc (MANU) is an English Premier League professional sports team. The business had three principal segments: Commercial, Broadcasting and Matchday. The team is a global brand, with a proven history of success, having won 12 of the last 20 Premier League Titles. Soccer is now the second most popular sport among the 12-24 age group in the U.S., and Manchester United is amongst the most popular soccer teams globally. Manchester United has over 500 million fans world-wide and is well positioned to benefit from greater broadcast fees and higher sponsorship and merchandising revenue over the next several years. The increase in broadcast, licensing and merchandising related revenues should generate substantially more cash flow and drive greater value to shareholders over the next several years. (Ashim Mehra)

From Baron Funds' fourth quarter letter.


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Top Ranked Articles about Manchester United PLC

Baron Funds Comments on Manchester United plc
Manchester United plc (MANU) is an English Premier League professional sports team. The business has three principal segments: Commercial, Broadcasting and Matchday. Soccer is the most popular sport in the world and is now the second most popular sport among the 12-24 age group in the U.S. Manchester United is a global brand, with a proven history of success, having won 12 of the last 20 Premier League Titles. It is the most popular soccer team in the world, with over 600 million fans! The company is positioned to benefit from greater broadcast fees and higher sponsorship and merchandising revenue, generating substantially more cash flow. We think of Manchester United as the most popular television program in the world that has not yet monetized the value of its brand. (Ashim Mehra) Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 13.60
MANU's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
90% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 27.20 vs. MANU: 13.60 )
MANU' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.51   Max: 82.2
Current: 13.6

11.51
82.2
P/B 3.40
MANU's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. MANU: 3.40 )
MANU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.92   Max: 5.77
Current: 3.4

2.92
5.77
P/S 4.11
MANU's P/S is ranked lower than
71% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. MANU: 4.11 )
MANU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.57   Max: 5.62
Current: 4.11

3.57
5.62
EV-to-EBIT 27.49
MANU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 21.65 vs. MANU: 27.49 )
MANU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 24.2   Max: 49.7
Current: 27.49

24.2
49.7
Current Ratio 0.62
MANU's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. MANU: 0.62 )
MANU' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 0.82
Current: 0.62

0.54
0.82
Quick Ratio 0.62
MANU's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. MANU: 0.62 )
MANU' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 0.82
Current: 0.62

0.54
0.82

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 1.00
MANU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. MANU: 1.00 )
MANU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 1.13
Current: 1

0.91
1.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.60
MANU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
55% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. MANU: 3.60 )
MANU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2   Max: 4.1
Current: 3.6

2
4.1

Business Description

Industry: Travel & Leisure » Leisure
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Traded in other countries:MUF.Germany
Manchester United PLC was incorporated in the Cayman Islands on April 30, 2012. The Company operates as popular and successful sports teams in the world, playing one of the popular spectator sports on Earth. Through its 134-year heritage it has won 60 trophies and a global community of 659 million followers. The Company's large, passionate community provides Manchester United with a worldwide platform to generate revenue from multiple sources, including sponsorship, merchandising, product licensing, new media & mobile, broadcasting and matchday. The Company attracts global companies such as Nike, Aon and DHL that want access and exposure to its community of followers and association with its global brand. The Company reviews its revenue through three main sectors: Commercial, Broadcasting and Matchday. The Company monetizes the value of its global brand and community of followers through marketing and sponsorship relationships with international and regional companies across all geographies. The Company markets and sells competitive sports apparel, training and leisure wear and other clothing featuring the Manchester United brand on a global basis. In addition, it also sells other licensed products, from coffee mugs to bed spreads, featuring the Manchester United brand and trademarks. These products are distributed through Manchester United branded retail centers and e-commerce platforms, as well as its partners' wholesale distribution channels. Due to the power of its brand and the quality of its content, it has formed mobile telecom partnerships in 42 countries. In addition, it market content directly to its followers through its website, www.manutd.com, and associated mobile properties. The Company benefits from the distribution and broadcasting of live football content directly from the revenue it receive and indirectly through increased global exposure for its commercial partners. The Company's Old Trafford is one of the world's iconic sports venues. It currently seats 75,766 and it has averaged over 99% of attendance capacity for its Premier League matches in each of the last 15 years. The key elements of its strategy are: expand its portfolio of global and regional sponsors; further develop its retail, merchandising, apparel & product licensing business; exploit new media & mobile opportunities; and enhance the reach and distribution of its broadcasting rights.
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