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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 : 9/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.87
PCLN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 1222 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. PCLN: 0.87 )
PCLN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.65   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.87

Equity to Asset 0.51
PCLN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. PCLN: 0.51 )
PCLN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -1.28   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.51

-1.28
0.91
Interest Coverage 34.78
PCLN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
75% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 15.34 vs. PCLN: 34.78 )
PCLN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 7.07   Max: 9999.99
Current: 34.78

7.07
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 6.61
M-Score: -2.11
WACC vs ROIC
15.72%
43.47%
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 35.51
PCLN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1219 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 8.18 vs. PCLN: 35.51 )
PCLN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -155.68   Max: 36.41
Current: 35.51

-155.68
36.41
Net-margin (%) 28.05
PCLN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1219 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. PCLN: 28.05 )
PCLN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -318.75   Max: 28.69
Current: 28.05

-318.75
28.69
ROE (%) 29.59
PCLN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.36 vs. PCLN: 29.59 )
PCLN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -460.84   Max: 67.84
Current: 29.59

-460.84
67.84
ROA (%) 17.47
PCLN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. PCLN: 17.47 )
PCLN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -414.99   Max: 31.11
Current: 17.47

-414.99
31.11
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 1639.78
PCLN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1226 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 10.43 vs. PCLN: 1639.78 )
PCLN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -446.48   Max: 2688.66
Current: 1639.78

-446.48
2688.66
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 23.20
PCLN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 976 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. PCLN: 23.20 )
PCLN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -20.7   Max: 136.3
Current: 23.2

-20.7
136.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 29.70
PCLN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. PCLN: 29.70 )
PCLN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -73.2   Max: 147.3
Current: 29.7

-73.2
147.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 30.30
PCLN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. PCLN: 30.30 )
PCLN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -77.1   Max: 82.7
Current: 30.3

-77.1
82.7
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

PCLN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 201,880 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,593 sh (+1482.04%)
Steve Mandel 691,646 sh (+138.44%)
Ken Fisher 1,004 sh (+108.73%)
David Tepper 314,924 sh (+71.88%)
John Burbank 6,994 sh (+41.81%)
David Rolfe 175,192 sh (+34.50%)
Mario Gabelli 2,280 sh (+16.33%)
Pioneer Investments 10,095 sh (+6.30%)
Alan Fournier 291,839 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 15,350 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 301,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ron Baron 105,403 sh (-4.85%)
Chris Davis 357,811 sh (-7.61%)
RS Investment Management 3,646 sh (-14.61%)
Frank Sands 1,204,384 sh (-20.17%)
Jeremy Grantham 510 sh (-72.93%)
Chase Coleman 111,849 sh (-83.56%)
Louis Moore Bacon 857 sh (-95.04%)
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Q3 2014

PCLN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Caxton Associates 3,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 6,900 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 2,624 sh (New)
John Burbank 8,564 sh (+22.45%)
David Tepper 366,574 sh (+16.40%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 234,041 sh (+15.93%)
Steven Cohen 17,600 sh (+14.66%)
Louis Moore Bacon 949 sh (+10.74%)
David Rolfe 192,231 sh (+9.73%)
Steve Mandel 729,265 sh (+5.44%)
Frank Sands 1,206,221 sh (+0.15%)
John Griffin 301,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 9,830 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Chris Davis 355,506 sh (-0.64%)
Ken Fisher 983 sh (-2.09%)
Mario Gabelli 2,190 sh (-3.95%)
Ron Baron 92,980 sh (-11.79%)
Alan Fournier 234,839 sh (-19.53%)
Chase Coleman 13,536 sh (-87.90%)
Paul Tudor Jones 996 sh (-92.09%)
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Q4 2014

PCLN Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Eric Mindich 171,500 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 8,510 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 111,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 1,860 sh (+96.00%)
Steve Mandel 1,398,233 sh (+91.73%)
Paul Tudor Jones 1,347 sh (+35.24%)
David Rolfe 222,481 sh (+15.74%)
Frank Sands 1,358,227 sh (+12.60%)
Frank Sands 1,358,227 sh (+12.60%)
Ken Fisher 1,038 sh (+5.60%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 242,971 sh (+3.82%)
John Burbank Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chase Coleman Sold Out
Chris Davis 353,026 sh (-0.70%)
John Griffin 291,000 sh (-3.32%)
Alan Fournier 222,239 sh (-5.37%)
David Tepper 316,874 sh (-13.56%)
Ron Baron 77,964 sh (-16.15%)
Mario Gabelli 1,490 sh (-31.96%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,610 sh (-38.64%)
Ray Dalio 3,460 sh (-49.86%)
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Q1 2015

PCLN Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Chase Coleman 414,817 sh (New)
Jim Simons 135,199 sh (New)
Ken Heebner 20,300 sh (New)
Zeke Ashton 1,900 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 355,951 sh (+220.68%)
Joel Greenblatt 2,914 sh (+80.99%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 369,268 sh (+51.98%)
David Rolfe 232,146 sh (+4.34%)
Frank Sands 1,389,674 sh (+2.32%)
Chris Davis 354,869 sh (+0.52%)
Mario Gabelli 1,490 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 291,000 sh (unchged)
Alan Fournier 222,239 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Eric Mindich Sold Out
David Tepper 307,974 sh (-2.81%)
Jeremy Grantham 8,110 sh (-4.70%)
Steve Mandel 1,329,775 sh (-4.90%)
Louis Moore Bacon 1,656 sh (-10.97%)
Ron Baron 65,394 sh (-16.12%)
Ken Fisher 779 sh (-24.95%)
Paul Tudor Jones 684 sh (-49.22%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Priceline Group Inc

Baron Funds Comments on Priceline.com - Nov 06, 2013

priceline.com, Inc. (PCLN) is the leading online travel agency, operating several e- commerce websites, including booking.com, priceline.com, rentalcars.com, and agoda.com. We believe the company continues to have a large opportunity to benefit from the ongoing shift of travel-related booking transactions onto the Internet. We believe the company also has a significant runway to expand its business in the fast-growing Asian travel market. Its shares advanced after reporting good quarterly results and encouraging forward earnings guidance. While the scope of priceline's marketing expenditures incr eased, these were more than of fset by revenue growth.

From Ron Baron's Baron Funds third quarter 2013 report.
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Baron Funds Comments on Priceline.com Inc. - Aug 02, 2013

priceline.com, Inc. (PCLN) is the leading online travel agency, operating websites across the world, including booking.com, priceline.com and agoda.com.The company's shares rose after reporting good results that highlighted its many opportunities to expand in fast-growing overseas markets, where the offline-to-online shift in hotel bookings continued. In addition, investors became less concerned that competition with other players in the online travel sector would lead to higher marketing costs and reduced profit margins. Finally, the company has had early success growing its booking.com business outside of its existing core European markets.

From the Baron Funds’ second quarter 2013 commentary.


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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 26.50
PCLN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1400 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 53.30 vs. PCLN: 26.50 )
PCLN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.44   Max: 51.24
Current: 26.5

4.44
51.24
Forward P/E 17.67
PCLN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 1400 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PCLN: 17.67 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 26.60
PCLN's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1400 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 53.80 vs. PCLN: 26.60 )
PCLN' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 52.4
Current: 26.6

4.5
52.4
P/B 7.20
PCLN's P/B is ranked lower than
53% of the 1400 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. PCLN: 7.20 )
PCLN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.94   Max: 15.75
Current: 7.2

1.94
15.75
P/S 7.42
PCLN's P/S is ranked lower than
71% of the 1400 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. PCLN: 7.42 )
PCLN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 10.41
Current: 7.42

0.8
10.41
PFCF 22.70
PCLN's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 1400 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PCLN: 22.70 )
PCLN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.05   Max: 45.52
Current: 22.7

9.05
45.52
POCF 21.87
PCLN's POCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 1400 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 18.89 vs. PCLN: 21.87 )
PCLN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 8.52   Max: 40.21
Current: 21.87

8.52
40.21
EV-to-EBIT 20.77
PCLN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
79% of the 1400 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 31.41 vs. PCLN: 20.77 )
PCLN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.9   Max: 78
Current: 20.77

8.9
78
PEG 0.62
PCLN's PEG is ranked higher than
97% of the 1400 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PCLN: 0.62 )
PCLN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 0.76
Current: 0.62

0.24
0.76
Shiller P/E 45.30
PCLN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 1400 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PCLN: 45.30 )
PCLN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 22.69   Max: 240.18
Current: 45.3

22.69
240.18
Current Ratio 3.50
PCLN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 1157 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. PCLN: 3.50 )
PCLN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 8.93
Current: 3.5

0.76
8.93
Quick Ratio 3.50
PCLN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 1157 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. PCLN: 3.50 )
PCLN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 8.93
Current: 3.5

0.76
8.93
Days Sales Outstanding 29.86
PCLN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
77% of the 1400 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 48.06 vs. PCLN: 29.86 )
PCLN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 43.55
Current: 29.86

4.1
43.55

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 20.80
PCLN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
53% of the 1400 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. PCLN: 20.80 )
PCLN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.97   Max: 42.11
Current: 20.8

2.97
42.11
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.10
PCLN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1400 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PCLN: 2.10 )
PCLN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.83   Max: 62.08
Current: 2.1

1.83
62.08
Price/Median PS Value 1.90
PCLN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 1400 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. PCLN: 1.90 )
PCLN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 6.19
Current: 1.9

0.04
6.19
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.10
PCLN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 1400 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PCLN: 1.10 )
PCLN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 1.78
Current: 1.1

0.63
1.78
Price/Graham Number 4.90
PCLN's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
65% of the 1400 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 14.00 vs. PCLN: 4.90 )
PCLN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.71   Max: 15.04
Current: 4.9

2.71
15.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.80
PCLN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1198 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. PCLN: 4.80 )
PCLN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 11.2
Current: 4.8

1.3
11.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 41.99
PCLN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
97% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 10.19 vs. PCLN: 41.99 )
PCLN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3.1   Max: 67.7
Current: 41.99

-3.1
67.7

Business Description

Industry: Travel & Leisure » Leisure
Compare:SIX, CCL, RCL, FUN, SWGAY » details
Traded in other countries:PCE1.Germany, PCL N.Mexico, PCLN.Chile, PCLN.Switzerland,
Priceline Group Inc was formed as a Delaware limited liability company in 1997 and was converted into a Delaware corporation in July 1998. On April 1, 2014, the Company changed its name from priceline.com Incorporated to The Priceline Group Inc. The Company is a provider of online travel and travel related reservation and search services. The Company offer consumers accommodation reservations (including hotels, bed and breakfasts, hostels, apartments, vacation rentals and other properties) through its Booking.com, priceline.com and agoda.com brands. The priceline.com brand also offers consumers reservations for rental cars, airline tickets, vacation packages and cruises. It offers rental car reservations through rentalcars.com. It also allows consumers to easily compare airline ticket, hotel reservation and rental car reservation information from hundreds of travel websites at once through KAYAK. The Company recently acquired OpenTable, a provider of online restaurant reservations. It believes that the online restaurant reservation business is complementary to its online travel businesses, and that both OpenTable and its travel businesses will benefit from adding OpenTable to The Priceline Group.
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