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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.04
SGMS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
53% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. SGMS: 0.04 )
SGMS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.19
Current: 0.04

0.01
0.19
Equity to Asset 0.03
SGMS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
54% of the 963 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. SGMS: 0.03 )
SGMS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.33   Max: 0.33
Current: 0.03

-0.33
0.33
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.48
M-Score: -2.74
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 (%) -5.16
SGMS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 8.84 vs. SGMS: -5.16 )
SGMS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -12.86   Max: 20.36
Current: -5.16

-12.86
20.36
Net-margin (%) -11.75
SGMS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 5.24 vs. SGMS: -11.75 )
SGMS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -32.57   Max: 11.43
Current: -11.75

-32.57
11.43
ROE (%) -70.78
SGMS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 7.48 vs. SGMS: -70.78 )
SGMS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -27.83   Max: 49.81
Current: -70.78

-27.83
49.81
ROA (%) -5.05
SGMS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 992 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 3.51 vs. SGMS: -5.05 )
SGMS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -15.62   Max: 8.16
Current: -5.05

-15.62
8.16
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -8.25
SGMS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 991 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 12.30 vs. SGMS: -8.25 )
SGMS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -19.19   Max: 54.42
Current: -8.25

-19.19
54.42
Revenue Growth (%) 10.50
SGMS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 843 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. SGMS: 10.50 )
SGMS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -9.8   Max: 34.7
Current: 10.5

-9.8
34.7
EBITDA Growth (%) -6.40
SGMS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. SGMS: -6.40 )
SGMS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.8   Max: 72.4
Current: -6.4

-8.8
72.4
EPS Growth (%) -42.90
SGMS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. SGMS: -42.90 )
SGMS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -42.9   Max: 242
Current: -42.9

-42.9
242
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

SGMS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 243,148 sh (+1334.84%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q1 2014

SGMS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 61,600 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,800 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 30,543 sh (-87.44%)
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Q2 2014

SGMS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

First Pacific Advisors 469,100 sh (New)
Jim Simons 766,200 sh (+1143.83%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SGMS

(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
George Soros 2014-09-30 New Buy0.15%$7.09 - $13.35 $ 13.7534%1894935
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.07%$8.08 - $12.15 $ 13.7542%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 22.69%0.01%$9.98 - $13.03 $ 13.7527%70099
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0022%$6.63 - $9.7 $ 13.7566%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 84.74%0.03%$6.95 - $10.39 $ 13.7559%50605
George Soros 2011-09-30 Add 57.02%$6.95 - $10.39 $ 13.7559%17900
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Guru Investment Theses on Scientific Games Corp

John Rogers Comments on Scientific Games Corp. - May 09, 2013

On January 31, 2013, it was announced Scientific Games Corp. (SGMS) would purchase the company for $26.00 per share in an all-cash bid. We believe this result confirms our process. That is, we estimate an intrinsic value for our holdings, buying when shares trade at a significant discount to that calculation. Thus, even if a transaction occurs below our best estimate, there is still room to profit even when a lower bid is accepted. We sold the stock in response to the bid, in the $24 to $25 range.

From John Rogers’ first quarter 2013 commentary.


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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/B 11.00
SGMS's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. SGMS: 11.00 )
SGMS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1   Max: 11
Current: 11

1
11
P/S 0.72
SGMS's P/S is ranked higher than
88% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. SGMS: 0.72 )
SGMS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 4.64
Current: 0.72

0.43
4.64
PFCF 14.78
SGMS's PFCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 158.73 vs. SGMS: 14.78 )
SGMS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.01   Max: 944.5
Current: 14.78

8.01
944.5
Current Ratio 2.17
SGMS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. SGMS: 2.17 )
SGMS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 3.17
Current: 2.17

0.27
3.17
Quick Ratio 1.73
SGMS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. SGMS: 1.73 )
SGMS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 2.83
Current: 1.73

0.2
2.83

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.51
SGMS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 4.68 vs. SGMS: 1.51 )
SGMS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 10.81
Current: 1.51

0.67
10.81
Price/Median PS Value 0.48
SGMS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. SGMS: 0.48 )
SGMS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 2.68
Current: 0.48

0.15
2.68
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -2.00
SGMS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
53% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. SGMS: -2.00 )
SGMS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 7.4
Current: -2

0.3
7.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 7.73
SGMS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 735 Companies
in the Global Gambling industry.

( Industry Median: 5.24 vs. SGMS: 7.73 )
SGMS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.7   Max: 18.7
Current: 7.73

-5.7
18.7

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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John Rogers Ariel Appreciation Fund Q3 Commentary Oct 25 2014 
John Rogers Comments on Scientific Games Corp. May 09 2013 
John Rogers' Ariel Investments Q1 Commentary May 09 2013 
GMI Ratings Governance Issue | Scientific Games Corp. May 02 2012 
Scientific Games Corp Reports Operating Results (10-K) Mar 01 2011 
International Lottery & Totalizator Systems (ITSI) Feb 03 2011 
Scientific Games Corp (SGMS) Executive Vice Chairman David L Kennedy buys 65,000 Shares Dec 07 2010 
Scientific Games Corp (SGMS) VP, CTO & Division President Steven Beason sells 18,451 Shares Dec 07 2010 
Scientific Games Corp Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 09 2010 
Scientific Games Corp Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 09 2010 


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