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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 0.02
SGMS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
96% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. SGMS: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SGMS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.06 Max: 0.19
Current: 0.02
0.01
0.19
Equity to Asset -0.03
SGMS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
96% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. SGMS: -0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SGMS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.33  Med: 0.21 Max: 0.33
Current: -0.03
-0.33
0.33
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.25
M-Score: -2.24
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -6.27
SGMS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 781 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 7.14 vs. SGMS: -6.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SGMS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -12.86  Med: 6.66 Max: 20.36
Current: -6.27
-12.86
20.36
Net-margin (%) -13.10
SGMS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 783 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 4.93 vs. SGMS: -13.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SGMS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -32.57  Med: -1.97 Max: 9.64
Current: -13.1
-32.57
9.64
ROE (%) -123.67
SGMS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. SGMS: -123.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SGMS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -123.67  Med: -1.76 Max: 33.44
Current: -123.67
-123.67
33.44
ROA (%) -4.08
SGMS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 798 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. SGMS: -4.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SGMS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -15.62  Med: -0.78 Max: 6.65
Current: -4.08
-15.62
6.65
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -11.80
SGMS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 791 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 9.60 vs. SGMS: -11.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SGMS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -35.45  Med: 20.16 Max: 47.84
Current: -11.8
-35.45
47.84
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 30.30
SGMS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. SGMS: 30.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SGMS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.8  Med: 1.90 Max: 34.7
Current: 30.3
-9.8
34.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 8.60
SGMS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. SGMS: 8.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SGMS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8.8  Med: 8.60 Max: 72.4
Current: 8.6
-8.8
72.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 170.50
SGMS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. SGMS: 170.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SGMS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -42.9  Med: 4.50 Max: 242
Current: 170.5
-42.9
242
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

SGMS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

George Soros 1,894,935 sh (New)
First Pacific Advisors 469,100 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 335,445 sh (-56.22%)
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Q4 2014

SGMS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

First Pacific Advisors 469,100 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Jim Simons 13,281 sh (-96.04%)
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Q1 2015

SGMS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

David Einhorn 2,035,000 sh (New)
First Pacific Advisors 469,100 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q2 2015

SGMS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

David Einhorn 2,035,000 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 417,400 sh (-11.02%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/S 0.41
SGMS's P/S is ranked higher than
88% of the 781 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. SGMS: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SGMS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.37 Max: 4.64
Current: 0.41
0.39
4.64
POCF 4.57
SGMS's POCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. SGMS: 4.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SGMS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.48  Med: 6.74 Max: 28.26
Current: 4.57
2.48
28.26
Current Ratio 2.22
SGMS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. SGMS: 2.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SGMS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.43  Med: 1.74 Max: 3.17
Current: 2.22
0.43
3.17
Quick Ratio 1.81
SGMS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. SGMS: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SGMS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.40 Max: 2.83
Current: 1.81
0.34
2.83
Days Inventory 81.29
SGMS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
74% of the 629 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 28.43 vs. SGMS: 81.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SGMS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 24.04  Med: 35.65 Max: 86.67
Current: 81.29
24.04
86.67
Days Sales Outstanding 77.32
SGMS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
82% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 24.36 vs. SGMS: 77.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SGMS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 31.56  Med: 67.08 Max: 115.77
Current: 77.32
31.56
115.77

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 12.37
SGMS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
94% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. SGMS: 12.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SGMS' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.67  Med: 2.02 Max: 17.08
Current: 12.37
0.67
17.08
Price/Median PS Value 0.30
SGMS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. SGMS: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SGMS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.68 Max: 2.96
Current: 0.3
0.17
2.96
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -1.79
SGMS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. SGMS: -1.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SGMS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1.8  Med: 3.00 Max: 7.4
Current: -1.79
-1.8
7.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 13.59
SGMS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 8.42 vs. SGMS: 13.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SGMS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -3.8  Med: 7.00 Max: 19
Current: 13.59
-3.8
19

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 2,773 2,839
EPS($) -3.44 -2.87
EPS without NRI($) -3.44 -2.87

Business Description

Industry: Travel & Leisure » Gambling
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Traded in other countries:TJW.Germany,
Scientific Games Corp was incorporated in the state of Delaware on July 2, 1984. It is a developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for worldwide gaming and lottery markets. The Company's portfolio includes: instant and draw-based lottery games; electronic gaming machines and game content; server-based lottery and gaming systems; sports betting technology; loyalty and rewards programs; and social, mobile and interactive content and services. Its business segments—Instant Products, Lottery Systems and Gaming. The Instant Products segments is engaged in Designing, printing and selling instant lottery games, Providing instant game-related services, Sublicensing brands and providing promotional products, Supplying player loyalty programs, merchandising services and interactive marketing campaigns, and Printing and selling phone cards. The Lottery Systems is engaged in Providing lottery systems, including equipment, software, data communication services and support, Providing instant game validation systems, and Providing software, hardware and related services for sports wagering and keno systems. The competitors for this segment in the U.S. are Pollard Banknote Limited and Gtech S.p.A. The gaming segment is engaged in Selling new and used gaming machines, conversion kits and parts to commercial, tribal and governmental gaming operators, Leasing or otherwise providing gaming machines, server-based gaming systems and content to commercial, tribal and governmental gaming operators, Providing video lottery central monitoring and control systems and networks for gaming regulators, and Providing interactive services, including social gaming and game content for real-money gaming websites, for both desktop and mobile devices. The gaming segment services are utilized by group of customers, including commercial and tribal casinos, riverboat casinos, horse and greyhound racetracks, bars, Jai Alai frontons, truck stops, night clubs, bingo and arcade halls, LBOs and similar venues, as well as interactive customers such as gaming website operators and social gaming players. In addition, U.S. and international lotteries may offer VLTs and other forms of gaming, such as bingo and sports wagering. In the categories of video and mechanical reel gaming machines, it competes primarily with International Game Technology ("IGT"), as well as Ainsworth Game Technology, Aristocrat Leisure Ltd, Aruze Gaming America, Inc., Atronic Casino Technology, a subsidiary of Gtech S.p.A., Bally Technologies, Inc., Franco Gaming Ltd., Inspired Gaming Group Limited, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., Multimedia Games, Inc. and the Novomatic Group of Companies. In the VLT category, it competes primarily with Bally, IGT, and Gtech Holdings Corporation and SPIELO International, both subsidiaries of Gtech S.p.A. Its principal direct competitor in U.K. LBO business is Inspired Gaming Group Limited.
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