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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 0.34
MANU's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
63% of the 836 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. MANU: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MANU' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.20 Max: N/A
Current: 0.34
Equity to Asset 0.35
MANU's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
75% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. MANU: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MANU' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.37 Max: 0.46
Current: 0.35
0.22
0.46
Interest Coverage 1.27
MANU's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
91% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 12.71 vs. MANU: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MANU' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.38 Max: 3.12
Current: 1.27
0.89
3.12
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.48
M-Score: -2.55
WACC vs ROIC
3.66%
1.93%
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 : 5/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 6.37
MANU's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 831 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.35 vs. MANU: 6.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MANU' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.01  Med: 17.07 Max: 44.36
Current: 6.37
8.01
44.36
Net-margin (%) -1.14
MANU's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 833 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.62 vs. MANU: -1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MANU' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.67  Med: 3.82 Max: 40.27
Current: -1.14
-16.67
40.27
ROE (%) -1.00
MANU's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 805 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.05 vs. MANU: -1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MANU' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.18  Med: 9.80 Max: 42.63
Current: -1
-0.18
42.63
ROA (%) -0.38
MANU's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 840 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. MANU: -0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MANU' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.57  Med: 1.73 Max: 14.13
Current: -0.38
-4.57
14.13
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.06
MANU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 834 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 9.63 vs. MANU: 6.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MANU' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.33  Med: 12.58 Max: 28.32
Current: 6.06
7.33
28.32
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.40
MANU's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. MANU: 5.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MANU' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 2.70 Max: 8.9
Current: 5.4
0
8.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.90
MANU's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 538 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. MANU: 14.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MANU' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.95 Max: 14.9
Current: 14.9
0
14.9
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Q1 2015

MANU Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 209,200 sh (+101.74%)
Ron Baron 16,205,374 sh (+0.69%)
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MANU Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Ron Baron 16,149,730 sh (-0.34%)
Jim Simons 127,900 sh (-38.86%)
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Q3 2015

MANU Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Ron Baron 15,948,688 sh (-1.24%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Manchester United PLC

Baron Funds Comments on Manchester United Plc - Aug 24, 2015

Manchester United plc (NYSE:MANU) is an English Premier League professional sports team that generates revenue from broadcasting, sponsorship, and licensing. Shares increased in the second quarter as Manchester United finished fourth in the English Premiere League, leaving them in place to potentially qualify for Champions League football competition. We also expect the company to benefit from future sponsorship deals and the roll-out of its Adidas partnership in the fall of 2015. Addidas will pay Manchester United about twice the fee Nike had previously paid. (Ashim Mehra)



From Baron Funds' second quarter 2015 commentary.



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Baron Funds Comments on Manchester United plc - Oct 24, 2014

Manchester United plc (MANU) is an English Premier League professional sports team. The business had three principal segments: Commercial, Broadcasting and Matchday. The team has a global brand, with a proven history of success, having won 11 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 among the most popular soccer teams globally. Manchester United has over 500 million fans worldwide and is 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 Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio)’s Baron Partners Fund Q3 2014 Report.

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Ron Baron Comments on Manchester United - Oct 24, 2014

Manchester United: Built to Last

U.K. soccer team Manchester United (MANU) is the most popular sports team in the world. More fans watch televised soccer matches than any other sporting event. That is why we consider our investment in Manchester United to be an investment in the most popular television program in the world. Twenty five years from now, we believe huge audiences will still be watching this team that has won more championships than any other in its 138-year history.

Manchester United televises 38 of its games a year. On average, 47 million fans watch each of those games! The NFL’s Super Bowl is played once a year. In 2014, it had 115 million viewers. Accordingly, we think Manchester United’s televised games are the equivalent of 16 Super Bowls a year! Because fans like to watch sporting events live with their attendant commercials, not time shifted with commercials eliminated, sports teams are unusually valuable media properties. Manchester United’s sustainable competitive advantage is its brand derived from its storied history and huge fan base. Media and licensing opportunities provide significant growth potential. Its management is investing its cash flow in star players and a new coach of champion teams to win more championships and make its franchise even more valuable. Manchester United’s investment in its business to benefit its fans at the expense of its short-term profits demonstrates the values we think make this business attractive.

From Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio)’s Q3 2014 Shareholder Letter.

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

Manchester United plc (NYSE: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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Top Ranked Articles about Manchester United PLC

Why Manchester United's Success Depends on Next Manager Manchester United need a world-class manager to take the club forward
Even since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2012, Manchester United (NYSE:MANU) have been struggling on the pitch. Despite the struggles, Manchester United’s stock has performed well due to the brand value of the football club. Even after suffering from their worst season in over two decades, Manchester United signed a world record kit sponsorship deal with Adidas last year worth £750 million last year and another £5 billion+ deal for Barclays Premier League television rights. Read more...
Baron Funds Comments on Manchester United Plc
Manchester United plc (NYSE:MANU) is an English Premier League professional sports team that generates revenue from broadcasting, sponsorship, and licensing. Shares increased in the second quarter as Manchester United finished fourth in the English Premiere League, leaving them in place to potentially qualify for Champions League football competition. We also expect the company to benefit from future sponsorship deals and the roll-out of its Adidas partnership in the fall of 2015. Addidas will pay Manchester United about twice the fee Nike had previously paid. (Ashim Mehra) Read more...

Ratios

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Forward P/E 20.41
MANU's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
80% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 14.16 vs. MANU: 20.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 3.30
MANU's P/B is ranked lower than
78% of the 1075 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. MANU: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MANU' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.94  Med: 3.76 Max: 5.86
Current: 3.3
2.94
5.86
P/S 3.63
MANU's P/S is ranked lower than
92% of the 1076 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. MANU: 3.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MANU' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.58  Med: 4.23 Max: 5.6
Current: 3.63
3.58
5.6
POCF 14.48
MANU's POCF is ranked lower than
63% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 9.75 vs. MANU: 14.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MANU' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.62  Med: 22.82 Max: 43.85
Current: 14.48
11.62
43.85
EV-to-EBIT 126.67
MANU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
94% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 16.31 vs. MANU: 126.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MANU' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.1  Med: 64.05 Max: 148.6
Current: 126.67
26.1
148.6
EV-to-EBITDA 15.47
MANU's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
63% of the 1062 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 10.69 vs. MANU: 15.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MANU' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.8  Med: 18.10 Max: 27.8
Current: 15.47
12.8
27.8
Current Ratio 0.65
MANU's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. MANU: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MANU' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.62 Max: 0.82
Current: 0.65
0.47
0.82
Quick Ratio 0.65
MANU's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. MANU: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MANU' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.62 Max: 0.82
Current: 0.65
0.47
0.82
Days Sales Outstanding 88.85
MANU's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
85% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 24.77 vs. MANU: 88.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MANU' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.05  Med: 56.56 Max: 87.36
Current: 88.85
32.05
87.36

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.62
MANU's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
89% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. MANU: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MANU' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.32
Current: 0.62
0.24
0.32
Dividend Payout 0.71
MANU's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. MANU: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MANU' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 1.00 Max: 1
Current: 0.71
Forward Dividend Yield 1.23
MANU's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
76% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. MANU: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.62
MANU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
87% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.72 vs. MANU: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MANU' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.67
Current: 0.62
0.24
0.67
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.80
MANU's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. MANU: -1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
MANU' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.8  Med: -0.90 Max: 0
Current: -1.8
-1.8
0

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.85
MANU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. MANU: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MANU' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.00 Max: 1.14
Current: 0.85
0.91
1.14
Price/Graham Number 10.23
MANU's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
96% of the 791 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. MANU: 10.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MANU' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.01  Med: 20.14 Max: 27.48
Current: 10.23
12.01
27.48
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 0.80
MANU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 805 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. MANU: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MANU' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.60 Max: 3.8
Current: 0.8
0.7
3.8

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $652
EPS $ -0.05
Beta0.31
Short Percentage of Float1.27%
52-Week Range $13.60 - 19.74
Shares Outstanding(Mil)163.88

Business Description

Industry: Travel & Leisure » Leisure
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Traded in other countries:MUF.Germany, MANU N.Mexico,
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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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Why Manchester United's Success Depends on Next Manager Dec 28 2015 
Baron Funds Comments on Manchester United Plc Aug 24 2015 
Manchester United Is A Bargain Pure Sports Play Jul 23 2015 
Ron Baron Loves Tesla Jun 20 2015 
New Sponsorships and Terrific Management Make Manchester United a Strong Buy Apr 29 2015 
Ron Baron's Third Quarter Shareholder Letter Oct 28 2014 
Baron Funds Comments on Manchester United plc Oct 24 2014 
Ron Baron’s Baron Partners Fund Q3 2014 Report Oct 24 2014 
Ron Baron Comments on Manchester United Oct 24 2014 
Ron Baron Q3 2014 Shareholder Letter Oct 24 2014 

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