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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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
SIX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
80% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. SIX: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SIX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: N/A
Current: 0.01

Equity to Asset 0.05
SIX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
71% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. SIX: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SIX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.26   Max: 0.53
Current: 0.05

-0.26
0.53
Interest Coverage 3.13
SIX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
62% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SIX: 3.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SIX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 4.31
Current: 3.13

0.19
4.31
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.46
M-Score: -3.11
WACC vs ROIC
10.42%
9.45%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 18.38
SIX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.69 vs. SIX: 18.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SIX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.93   Max: 25.99
Current: 18.38

3.93
25.99
Net-margin (%) 5.63
SIX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. SIX: 5.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SIX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -52.84   Max: 34.19
Current: 5.63

-52.84
34.19
ROE (%) 26.26
SIX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. SIX: 26.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SIX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -409.91   Max: 44.4
Current: 26.26

-409.91
44.4
ROA (%) 2.57
SIX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. SIX: 2.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SIX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -11.17   Max: 12.83
Current: 2.57

-11.17
12.83
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 17.32
SIX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 8.77 vs. SIX: 17.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SIX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.31   Max: 23.21
Current: 17.32

2.31
23.21
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.20
SIX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: -6.20 vs. SIX: 9.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SIX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 60.4
Current: 9.2

0
60.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 17.10
SIX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SIX: 17.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SIX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 204.5
Current: 17.1

0
204.5
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

SIX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Steven Cohen 180,100 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 475,800 sh (-42.12%)
Joel Greenblatt 50,621 sh (-48.88%)
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Q3 2014

SIX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 263,014 sh (+419.57%)
Jim Simons 495,900 sh (+4.22%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q4 2014

SIX Guru Trades in Q4 2014

RS Investment Management 1,458 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 26,141 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 516,900 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons 429,660 sh (-13.36%)
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Q1 2015

SIX Guru Trades in Q1 2015

RS Investment Management 5,981 sh (+310.22%)
Steven Cohen 739,900 sh (+43.14%)
Paul Tudor Jones 21,852 sh (-16.41%)
Jim Simons 243,200 sh (-43.40%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 77.30
SIX's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
55% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 49.80 vs. SIX: 77.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SIX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.08   Max: 557.21
Current: 77.3

9.08
557.21
Forward P/E 18.48
SIX's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
68% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SIX: 18.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 77.70
SIX's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
53% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 130.50 vs. SIX: 77.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SIX' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.25   Max: 798.67
Current: 77.7

9.25
798.67
P/B 37.30
SIX's P/B is ranked lower than
99% of the 856 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. SIX: 37.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SIX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 38.99
Current: 37.3

1.08
38.99
P/S 4.10
SIX's P/S is ranked lower than
95% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SIX: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SIX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.79   Max: 7.7
Current: 4.1

1.79
7.7
PFCF 16.20
SIX's PFCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 54.90 vs. SIX: 16.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SIX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.83   Max: 115.54
Current: 16.2

8.83
115.54
POCF 12.09
SIX's POCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 28.95 vs. SIX: 12.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SIX' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.3   Max: 95.39
Current: 12.09

6.3
95.39
EV-to-EBIT 27.98
SIX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
59% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 49.60 vs. SIX: 27.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SIX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 14.1   Max: 156.5
Current: 27.98

14.1
156.5
Shiller P/E 57.30
SIX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
60% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SIX: 57.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SIX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 38.91   Max: 158.18
Current: 57.3

38.91
158.18
Current Ratio 0.76
SIX's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. SIX: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SIX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 9.95
Current: 0.76

0.31
9.95
Quick Ratio 0.66
SIX's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. SIX: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SIX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 9.68
Current: 0.66

0.23
9.68
Days Inventory 36.75
SIX's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
64% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 90.22 vs. SIX: 36.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SIX' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 13.27   Max: 105.12
Current: 36.75

13.27
105.12
Days Sales Outstanding 14.06
SIX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
79% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 60.76 vs. SIX: 14.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SIX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 4.69   Max: 19.4
Current: 14.06

4.69
19.4

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 4.10
SIX's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
84% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. SIX: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SIX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 5.55
Current: 4.1

0.08
5.55
Dividend Payout 2.92
SIX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
55% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SIX: 2.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SIX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 3.51
Current: 2.92

0.02
3.51
Dividend growth (3y) 177.80
SIX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
100% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SIX: 177.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
SIX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 177.8
Current: 177.8

0
177.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.10
SIX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
79% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. SIX: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SIX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 5.55
Current: 4.1

0.08
5.55
Share Buyback Rate 3.80
SIX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SIX: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
SIX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -138.8
Current: 3.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.70
SIX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
60% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. SIX: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
SIX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.07   Max: 43.96
Current: 2.7

2.07
43.96
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
SIX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
52% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SIX: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SIX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 2.13
Current: 1.2

0.54
2.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.60
SIX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
53% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. SIX: 3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
SIX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 7.1
Current: 3.6

0.6
7.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -42.33
SIX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
63% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SIX: -42.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
SIX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.6   Max: 5
Current: -42.33

-4.6
5

Business Description

Industry: Travel & Leisure » Leisure
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Traded in other countries:6FE.Germany,
Six Flags Entertainment Corp is a Delaware Corporation. The Company owns and operates regional theme, water and zoological parks. It is a theme park operator. Of the 18 regional theme and water parks, 16 are located in the United States, one is located in Mexico City, Mexico and one is located in Montreal, Canada. Its US theme parks serve the top 10 designated market areas. The Company's theme parks serve an aggregate population of approximately 100 million people and 175 million people within a radius of 50 miles and 100 miles, respectively. Its parks occupy approximately 4,500 acres of land and in addition, it owns approximately 1,100 acres of potentially developable land. It owns the Six Flags brand name in the United States and foreign countries throughout the world. To capitalize on this name recognition, 16 of its parks are branded as Six Flags parks. It holds exclusive long-term licenses for theme park usage throughout the United States (except the Las Vegas metropolitan area), Canada, Mexico and other countries of certain Warner Bros. and DC Comics characters. These characters include Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, Yosemite Sam, Batman, Superman and others. Its parks are located in geographically diverse markets across North America and they generally offer a selection of state-of-the-art and traditional thrill rides, water attractions, themed areas, restaurants, concerts and shows, game venues and retail outlets, and thereby provide a complete family-oriented entertainment experience. In the aggregate, during 2012 its theme parks offered approximately 800 rides, including over 130 roller coasters. Its parks compete directly with other theme parks, water and amusement parks and indirectly with all other types of recreational facilities and forms of entertainment within their market areas, including movies, sports attractions and vacation travel. The Company's operations are subject to federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations including laws and regulations governing water and sewer discharges, air emissions, soil and groundwater contamination, the maintenance of underground and above-ground storage tanks and the disposal of waste and hazardous materials.
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