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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.04
PNK's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
53% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. PNK: 0.04 )
PNK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 52.33
Current: 0.04

0.04
52.33
Equity to Asset 0.05
PNK's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 971 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. PNK: 0.05 )
PNK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.79
Current: 0.05

0.04
0.79
Interest Coverage 0.61
PNK's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
54% of the 665 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 vs. PNK: 0.61 )
PNK' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 12.67
Current: 0.61

0.51
12.67
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.57
M-Score: -2.48
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 (%) 13.76
PNK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 9.14 vs. PNK: 13.76 )
PNK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -33.05   Max: 14.88
Current: 13.76

-33.05
14.88
Net-margin (%) 2.02
PNK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. PNK: 2.02 )
PNK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -30.88   Max: 13.14
Current: 2.02

-30.88
13.14
ROE (%) 19.29
PNK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 950 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 7.39 vs. PNK: 19.29 )
PNK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -77.44   Max: 23.94
Current: 19.29

-77.44
23.94
ROA (%) 0.87
PNK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 3.45 vs. PNK: 0.87 )
PNK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -15.69   Max: 7.66
Current: 0.87

-15.69
7.66
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.72
PNK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 12.26 vs. PNK: 9.72 )
PNK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -20.64   Max: 19.24
Current: 9.72

-20.64
19.24
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 13.40
PNK's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. PNK: 13.40 )
PNK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.5   Max: 51.4
Current: 13.4

-10.5
51.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -3.50
PNK's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. PNK: -3.50 )
PNK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -30.4   Max: 132.9
Current: -3.5

-30.4
132.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 50.20
PNK's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. PNK: 50.20 )
PNK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -45.2   Max: 222.4
Current: 50.2

-45.2
222.4
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

PNK Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Ron Baron 5,914,550 sh (+1.97%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 831,200 sh (-1.54%)
Jim Simons 230,600 sh (-7.83%)
Steven Cohen 436,897 sh (-48.51%)
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Q1 2014

PNK Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Ron Baron 5,916,297 sh (+0.03%)
Paul Singer 300,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 793,200 sh (-4.57%)
Steven Cohen 229,982 sh (-47.36%)
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Q2 2014

PNK Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ron Baron 5,918,597 sh (+0.04%)
Paul Singer 300,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 718,620 sh (-9.4%)
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Q3 2014

PNK Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Caxton Associates 50,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,675 sh (New)
Third Avenue Management 255,200 sh (New)
Ron Baron 5,958,043 sh (+0.67%)
Mario Gabelli 650,270 sh (-9.51%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with PNK

(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
Third Avenue Management 2014-09-30 New Buy0.13%$21.67 - $26.85 $ 21.93-11%255200
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Sold Out $22.57 - $25.98 $ 21.93-10%0
Ron Baron 2013-06-30 Add 117.99%0.3%$14.26 - $21 $ 21.9317%5337326
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Add 25.26%0.02%$14.26 - $21 $ 21.9317%867900
John Paulson 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$14.26 - $21 $ 21.9317%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-06-30 New Buy$14.26 - $21 $ 21.9317%26000
Ron Baron 2013-03-31 New Buy0.2%$13.4 - $16.68 $ 21.9345%2448445
John Paulson 2012-12-31 New Buy0.01%$11.31 - $16.2 $ 21.9373%126000
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.0038%$9.02 - $12.43 $ 21.93105%0
John Burbank 2012-06-30 New Buy$9.07 - $11.78 $ 21.93112%11489
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.05%$9.7 - $11.57 $ 21.93118%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.05%$8.39 - $12.21 $ 21.93114%43746
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0023%$8.39 - $12.21 $ 21.93114%0
George Soros 2011-09-30 New Buy$9.48 - $15.24 $ 21.9371%15100
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Guru Investment Theses on Pinnacle Entertainment Inc

Baron Funds Comments on Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. - Nov 25, 2013

Shares of Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (PNK), a regional casino company, increased 27.4% in the third quarter as the company completed its acquisition of Ameristar Casinos and entered into agreements to sell its St. Louis and Lake Charles properties. Now completed, we think the combined company can generate higher cash flow, which it can use to pay down debt and increase value for equity holders. We believe the $40 million of anticipated synergies is a conservative estimate. (David Baron)

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


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Baron Funds Comments on Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. - Aug 05, 2013

We increased our position in Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (PNK) in the quarter, as we remain excited by the company's prospective closing of its Ameristar acquisition. We believe the company will do what is necessary to receive FTC approval and close this transaction. We think the combined company should generate significant revenue and cost synergies that we think are not currently reflected in its stock price. These synergies combined with the company's current expansion projects of its own should generate significant cash flow growth in the years ahead. Management has indicated it will use this cash to quickly pay down debt and add significant value for shareholders. (David Baron)

From Baron Funds’ second quarter 2013 commentary.


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Baron Funds Comments on Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. - May 01, 2013

We initiated a position in Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (PNK) during the quarter. Pinnacle is a regional gaming company with casinos in Louisiana, Missouri and Indiana. It is in the process of acquiring Ameristar Casinos, which should be highly accretive for the company and increase its diversity of assets and cash flow. Assuming the Ameristar acquisition closes this year and that the company completes its $580 million Lake Charles casino and $200 million Ohio racetrack with slot machines in 2014, the combined entity can almost triple its earnings. Management has indicated it will use its cash flow to repay debt. This would add significant value given the leverage post acquisition. (David Baron)

From Baron Funds’ first quarter 2013 letter.


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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 29.60
PNK's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 30.80 vs. PNK: 29.60 )
PNK' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.21   Max: 259.82
Current: 29.6

14.21
259.82
P/B 5.00
PNK's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. PNK: 5.00 )
PNK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 7.87
Current: 5

0.17
7.87
P/S 0.60
PNK's P/S is ranked higher than
90% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. PNK: 0.60 )
PNK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 1.91
Current: 0.6

0.18
1.91
EV-to-EBIT 17.05
PNK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 22.57 vs. PNK: 17.05 )
PNK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -329.3   Max: 135.2
Current: 17.05

-329.3
135.2
PEG 3.47
PNK's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PNK: 3.47 )
PNK' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 48.72
Current: 3.47

1.61
48.72
Current Ratio 0.68
PNK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. PNK: 0.68 )
PNK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 3.41
Current: 0.68

0.5
3.41
Quick Ratio 0.66
PNK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. PNK: 0.66 )
PNK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 3.38
Current: 0.66

0.5
3.38

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
PNK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. PNK: 0.80 )
PNK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 2.72
Current: 0.8

0.32
2.72
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.80
PNK's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PNK: 1.80 )
PNK' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 20.47
Current: 1.8

0.19
20.47
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.90
PNK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
79% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. PNK: 5.90 )
PNK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 9.4
Current: 5.9

0.7
9.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 17.22
PNK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
85% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Resorts & Casinos industry.

( Industry Median: 8.64 vs. PNK: 17.22 )
PNK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -155.6   Max: 18.2
Current: 17.22

-155.6
18.2

Business Description

Industry: Travel & Leisure » Resorts & Casinos
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Pinnacle Entertainment Inc a Delaware corporation, is the successor to the Hollywood Park Turf Club, which was organized in 1938. It was incorporated in 1981 under the name Hollywood Park Realty Enterprises, Inc. In 1992, it changed its name to Hollywood Park, Inc. and in February 2000, it became Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. The Company is the owner, operator and developer of casinos and related hospitality and entertainment facilities. The Company owns 14 gaming properties in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, and Nevada. The Company also owns a racetrack in Ohio that is currently being re-developed into a new gaming entertainment facility and manage a racetrack in San Antonio, Texas. In addition to these properties, it owns and operates a live and televised poker tournament series. The Company operates in three segments: Midwest segment, which includes: Ameristar Council Bluffs, Ameristar East Chicago, Ameristar Kansas City, Ameristar St. Charles, Belterra Casino Resort, Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center (formerly River Downs) and River City Casino; the South segment, includes: Ameristar Vicksburg, Boomtown Bossier City, Boomtown New Orleans, L'Auberge Baton Rouge and L'Auberge Lake Charles; the West segment, includes: Ameristar Black Hawk, Cactus Petes and The Horseshu. The Company's properties compete directly with other gaming properties in each state in which it operates, as well as properties in other states. It also competes for customers with other casino operators in other markets, including casinos located on Native American reservations, and other forms of gaming, such as lotteries and Internet gaming. The Company also competes with other forms of legalized gaming and entertainment such as bingo, pull-tab games, card parlors, sports books, pari-mutuel or telephonic betting on horse and dog racing, state-sponsored lotteries, VLTs, video poker terminals.
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