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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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.38
MTN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. MTN: 0.38 )
MTN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.38

Equity to Asset 0.37
MTN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
55% of the 827 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. MTN: 0.37 )
MTN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.52
Current: 0.37

0.3
0.52
Interest Coverage 1.76
MTN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 554 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 15.20 vs. MTN: 1.76 )
MTN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 5.74
Current: 1.76

0.69
5.74
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.98
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

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 5.79
MTN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 840 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 8.29 vs. MTN: 5.79 )
MTN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.85   Max: 15.28
Current: 5.79

4.85
15.28
Net-margin (%) 1.61
MTN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 840 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 5.19 vs. MTN: 1.61 )
MTN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.2   Max: 8.93
Current: 1.61

-1.2
8.93
ROE (%) 2.05
MTN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 7.08 vs. MTN: 2.05 )
MTN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1.72   Max: 14.12
Current: 2.05

-1.72
14.12
ROA (%) 0.85
MTN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 843 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. MTN: 0.85 )
MTN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.59   Max: 5.34
Current: 0.85

-0.59
5.34
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.65
MTN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 843 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 12.95 vs. MTN: 5.65 )
MTN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.7   Max: 16.65
Current: 5.65

3.7
16.65
Revenue Growth (%) 9.70
MTN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. MTN: 9.70 )
MTN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -9.4   Max: 23.3
Current: 9.7

-9.4
23.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 8.90
MTN's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. MTN: 8.90 )
MTN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.9   Max: 22.1
Current: 8.9

-8.9
22.1
EPS Growth (%) 8.20
MTN's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. MTN: 8.20 )
MTN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -30   Max: 60.4
Current: 8.2

-30
60.4
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

MTN Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 71,800 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 9,655 sh (+6.39%)
Ron Baron 5,375,886 sh (+0.09%)
Mason Hawkins 3,407,758 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 1,993,500 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
John Keeley 775,017 sh (-1.93%)
Steven Cohen 8,861 sh (-9.09%)
Third Avenue Management 289,337 sh (-23.67%)
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Q4 2013

MTN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Diamond Hill Capital 11,215 sh (+16.16%)
Steven Cohen 9,425 sh (+6.36%)
John Keeley 780,937 sh (+0.76%)
Columbia Wanger 2,004,500 sh (+0.55%)
Ron Baron 5,375,886 sh (unchged)
Third Avenue Management 288,312 sh (-0.35%)
Mason Hawkins 2,556,858 sh (-24.97%)
Jim Simons 10,900 sh (-84.82%)
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Q1 2014

MTN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Diamond Hill Capital 229,940 sh (+1950.29%)
Ron Baron 5,376,813 sh (+0.02%)
Mason Hawkins 2,556,858 sh (unchged)
Third Avenue Management 288,312 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 1,980,500 sh (-1.2%)
John Keeley 756,329 sh (-3.15%)
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Q2 2014

MTN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Caxton Associates 10,000 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 2,036,500 sh (+2.83%)
Mason Hawkins 2,556,858 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 5,376,813 sh (unchged)
Diamond Hill Capital 229,580 sh (-0.16%)
John Keeley 703,789 sh (-6.95%)
Third Avenue Management 251,453 sh (-12.78%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MTN

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mason Hawkins 2013-12-31 Reduce -24.97%0.3%$65.61 - $75.98 $ 76.766%2556858
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$62.5 - $70.64 $ 76.7613%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.03%$58.53 - $66.91 $ 76.7623%10810
John Paulson 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.06%$38.15 - $46.68 $ 76.7690%0
John Paulson 2011-12-31 Reduce -88.42%0.29%$35.69 - $47.68 $ 76.7679%208500
Mason Hawkins 2011-09-30 Add 26.95%0.13%$34.76 - $47.07 $ 76.7687%3441000
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0679%$34.76 - $47.07 $ 76.7687%0
Mason Hawkins 2011-06-30 Add 25.14%0.1%$43.41 - $49.73 $ 76.7664%2710600
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Reduce -30.82%0.07%$43.41 - $49.73 $ 76.7664%10515
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Guru Investment Theses on Vail Resorts Inc

Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Vail Resorts Inc - Jun 26, 2014

Ski resort owner and operator Vail Resorts, Inc.’s (MTN) marquee properties in Colorado enable the company to generate a substantial season pass business that offers quality and value to customers. Smaller lodging and real estate divisions complement the company’s core ski business.



From Diamond Hill Capital's Small Cap Fund Commentary – First Quarter 2014.



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Baron Funds Comments on Vail Resorts - May 21, 2014

Shares of Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN), the largest U.S. operator of ski resorts, decreased in the first quarter, hurt by poor snow conditions in Tahoe. Management does not believe the poor conditions in California will affect season pass sales for its Colorado focused business in the 2014/15 season and considers the earnings hit to be a one-time event. Season pass sales remain strong, with the company continuing to price a mid-single digit increase every year. An opportunity remains to improve earnings over the summer and favorably resolve litigation at its Canyons resort in Utah. (David Baron)





From Baron Funds' first quarter 2014 letter to shareholders.



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Baron Funds Comments on Vail Resorts Inc. - Nov 25, 2013

Shares of Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN), an operator of ski resorts, increased 12.8% in the third quarter as investors became excited about the installation of the company's summer activities. Summer activities, including the zip line installed in August, could cut the company's seasonal losses in half. We continue to believe the acquisition of the Canyons ski resort in Utah should further help increase season pass sales and earnings. (David Baron)

From Ron Baron's Baron Funds third quarter 2013 commentary.


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Top Ranked Articles about Vail Resorts Inc

Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Vail Resorts Inc
Ski resort owner and operator Vail Resorts, Inc.’s (MTN) marquee properties in Colorado enable the company to generate a substantial season pass business that offers quality and value to customers. Smaller lodging and real estate divisions complement the company’s core ski business. Read more...
Baron Funds Comments on Vail Resorts
Shares of Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN), the largest U.S. operator of ski resorts, decreased in the first quarter, hurt by poor snow conditions in Tahoe. Management does not believe the poor conditions in California will affect season pass sales for its Colorado focused business in the 2014/15 season and considers the earnings hit to be a one-time event. Season pass sales remain strong, with the company continuing to price a mid-single digit increase every year. An opportunity remains to improve earnings over the summer and favorably resolve litigation at its Canyons resort in Utah. (David Baron) Read more...
Baron Funds Comments on Vail Resorts Inc.
Shares of Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN), an operator of ski resorts, increased 12.8% in the third quarter as investors became excited about the installation of the company's summer activities. Summer activities, including the zip line installed in August, could cut the company's seasonal losses in half. We continue to believe the acquisition of the Canyons ski resort in Utah should further help increase season pass sales and earnings. (David Baron) Read more...

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 71.60
MTN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
57% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 27.20 vs. MTN: 71.60 )
MTN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.93   Max: 241.65
Current: 71.6

5.93
241.65
P/B 3.00
MTN's P/B is ranked higher than
57% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. MTN: 3.00 )
MTN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 3.74
Current: 3

0.79
3.74
P/S 2.25
MTN's P/S is ranked lower than
54% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. MTN: 2.25 )
MTN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 2.8
Current: 2.25

0.51
2.8
PFCF 27.80
MTN's PFCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 39.70 vs. MTN: 27.80 )
MTN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.85   Max: 3197
Current: 27.8

3.85
3197
EV-to-EBIT 25.42
MTN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 21.65 vs. MTN: 25.42 )
MTN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 47.7
Current: 25.42

5.1
47.7
PEG 27.40
MTN's PEG is ranked higher than
79% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MTN: 27.40 )
MTN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 613.38
Current: 27.4

0.28
613.38
Shiller P/E 63.30
MTN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MTN: 63.30 )
MTN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 14.62   Max: 240.31
Current: 63.3

14.62
240.31
Current Ratio 1.70
MTN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. MTN: 1.70 )
MTN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 1.87
Current: 1.7

0.51
1.87
Quick Ratio 1.51
MTN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. MTN: 1.51 )
MTN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 1.7
Current: 1.51

0.32
1.7

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.62
MTN's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
56% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. MTN: 1.62 )
MTN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 1.79
Current: 1.62

0.32
1.79
Dividend Payout 0.85
MTN's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
71% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 2.85 vs. MTN: 0.85 )
MTN' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.13
Current: 0.85

0.08
0.13
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.60
MTN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
60% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. MTN: 1.60 )
MTN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 1.79
Current: 1.6

0.32
1.79
Share Buyback Rate 0.80
MTN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
89% of the 579 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. MTN: 0.80 )
MTN' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 11.7   Max: -57
Current: 0.8

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 6.80
MTN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
52% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. MTN: 6.80 )
MTN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 9.16
Current: 6.8

1.35
9.16
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.70
MTN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 24.00 vs. MTN: 1.70 )
MTN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 1.95
Current: 1.7

0.34
1.95
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
MTN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
51% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. MTN: 1.40 )
MTN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.29
Current: 1.4

0.38
2.29
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 12.20
MTN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MTN: 12.20 )
MTN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 10.99
Current: 12.2

0.42
10.99
Price/Graham Number 4.40
MTN's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
59% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. MTN: 4.40 )
MTN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 6.47
Current: 4.4

0.78
6.47
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.90
MTN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
57% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. MTN: 3.90 )
MTN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 19.7
Current: 3.9

2.1
19.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 8.16
MTN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
77% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 5.75 vs. MTN: 8.16 )
MTN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.2   Max: 36.3
Current: 8.16

-6.2
36.3

Business Description

Industry: Travel & Leisure » Resorts & Casinos
Compare:LVS, SCHYY, GXYEY, WYNMF, SJMHF » details
Traded in other countries:VAI.Germany
Vail Resorts, Inc. was organized as a public holding company in 1997 in Delaware and operates through various subsidiaries. The Company's operations are grouped into three business segments: Mountain, Lodging and Real Estate. The Mountain segment is comprised of the operations of five ski resort properties as well as ancillary businesses, mainly including ski school, dining and retail/rental operations. Operations within the Lodging segment include: ownership/management of a group of luxury hotels through the RockResorts brand, including several proximate to the Company's ski resorts; ownership/management of non-RockResorts branded hotels and condominiums proximate to the Company's ski resorts; Grand Teton Lodge Company; Colorado Mountain Express, a resort ground transportation company acquired in November 2008 and golf courses. The Real Estate segment owns and develops real estate in and around the Company's resort communities and mainly engages in the vertical development of projects, as well as, occasionally the sale of land to third-party developers which often includes a contingent revenue structure based on the ultimate sale of the developed units. The Company offers a variety of season pass products for all of its ski resorts, marketed towards both out-of-state and international guests and in-state and local guests. The Company promotes its resorts through extensive marketing and sales programs, which include direct marketing to a targeted audience, promotional programs, print media advertising in lifestyle and industry publications, loyalty programs that reward frequent guests and sales and marketing directed at attracting groups, corporate meetings and convention business. The Company's ski resorts are well located and easily accessible by both Destination and In-State guests. The Company's resorts compete with other major ski resorts, including Aspen/Snowmass, Copper Mountain, Deer Valley, Mammoth Mountain, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Park City Mountain Resort, Squaw Valley USA, Steamboat, Whistler Blackcomb and Winter Park, as well as other ski areas in Colorado and the Lake Tahoe area, other destination ski areas worldwide and non-ski related vacation destinations. The Company's operations are subject to a variety of Federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations including those relating to emissions to the air, discharges to water, storage, treatment and disposal of wastes, land use, remediation of contaminated sites and protection of natural resources such as wetlands. The Company's properties compete within its geographic markets with hotels and resorts that include locally owned independent hotels, as well as facilities owned or managed by national and international chains, including such brands as Four Seasons, Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Starwood's Luxury Collection and Westin.
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Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Vail Resorts Inc Jun 26 2014 
Baron Funds Comments on Vail Resorts May 21 2014 
7 Dividend Stocks Making Their Investors Smile with Higher Dividends Mar 17 2014 
Baron Funds Comments on Vail Resorts Inc. Nov 25 2013 
Mason Hawkins Adds Shares of Vail Resorts Nov 02 2012 
Baron Funds First Quarter Letter from Ron May 24 2012 

F Score 8
Apr 12 2012 
Baron Asset Fund Commentary on Stock Holdings Feb 06 2012 
Dividend Roundup: AVGO, BCR, MTN, TGI, BDMS Jun 09 2011 
Vail Resorts Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K) Sep 24 2009 

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