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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

Cash to Debt 0.21
MANU's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. MANU: 0.21 )
MANU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.21

Equity to Asset 0.44
MANU's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 774 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. MANU: 0.44 )
MANU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.44
Current: 0.44

Interest Coverage 1.75
MANU's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
55% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 13.65 vs. MANU: 1.75 )
MANU' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 1.81
Current: 1.75

F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.93
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 : 7/10

Operating margin (%) 17.07
MANU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 787 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 8.95 vs. MANU: 17.07 )
MANU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 14.01   Max: 44.36
Current: 17.07

Net-margin (%) 40.27
MANU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 787 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.83 vs. MANU: 40.27 )
MANU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -16.67   Max: 40.27
Current: 40.27

ROE (%) 32.65
MANU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.81 vs. MANU: 32.65 )
MANU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.68   Max: 56.35
Current: 32.65

ROA (%) 13.08
MANU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. MANU: 13.08 )
MANU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.83   Max: 13.08
Current: 13.08

ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 24.53
MANU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 13.51 vs. MANU: 24.53 )
MANU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 18.1   Max: 50.74
Current: 24.53

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

MANU Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Ron Baron 4,136,698 sh (+15.91%)
George Soros 2,968,097 sh (-12.63%)
Steven Cohen 28,588 sh (-73.36%)
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Q2 2013

MANU Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Ron Baron 4,461,438 sh (+7.85%)
George Soros 2,968,097 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 4,347 sh (-84.79%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MANU

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
George Soros 2013-12-31 Reduce -67.48%0.27%$15.15 - $17.54 $ 16.26-1%682115
Ron Baron 2013-12-31 Add 28.12%0.09%$15.15 - $17.54 $ 16.26-1%6431959
George Soros 2013-09-30 Reduce -29.33%0.15%$16.5 - $17.85 $ 16.26-5%2097557
Ron Baron 2012-12-31 New Buy0.32%$12.25 - $14.01 $ 16.2624%3568882
George Soros 2012-09-30 New Buy0.73%$12.18 - $14.2 $ 16.2624%3542995
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Guru Investment Theses on Manchester United PLC

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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P/E(ttm) 13.90
MANU's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
85% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 21.30 vs. MANU: 13.90 )
MANU' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.54   Max: 82.2
Current: 13.9

P/B 3.40
MANU's P/B is ranked lower than
59% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. MANU: 3.40 )
MANU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.96   Max: 5.77
Current: 3.4

P/S 4.10
MANU's P/S is ranked lower than
74% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. MANU: 4.10 )
MANU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.76   Max: 5.62
Current: 4.1

EV-to-EBIT 32.30
MANU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
61% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 18.50 vs. MANU: 32.30 )
MANU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 27.8   Max: 49.4
Current: 32.3


Valuation & Return

Price/Median PS Value 0.90
MANU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MANU: 0.90 )
MANU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 1.07
Current: 0.9

Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.10
MANU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
51% of the 687 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. MANU: 3.10 )
MANU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2   Max: 3.6
Current: 3.1


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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