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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.12
SIX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
52% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. SIX: 0.12 )
SIX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.45
Current: 0.12

0.01
0.45
Equity to Asset 0.14
SIX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
58% of the 774 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. SIX: 0.14 )
SIX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.2   Max: 0.53
Current: 0.14

-0.2
0.53
Interest Coverage 3.84
SIX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
54% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 13.65 vs. SIX: 3.84 )
SIX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 4.31
Current: 3.84

0.19
4.31
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.41
M-Score: -2.22
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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history
Operating margin (%) 25.99
SIX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 787 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 8.95 vs. SIX: 25.99 )
SIX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.93   Max: 25.99
Current: 25.99

3.93
25.99
Net-margin (%) 10.68
SIX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 787 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.83 vs. SIX: 10.68 )
SIX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -52.84   Max: 34.19
Current: 10.68

-52.84
34.19
ROE (%) 31.75
SIX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.81 vs. SIX: 31.75 )
SIX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -81.25   Max: 41.36
Current: 31.75

-81.25
41.36
ROA (%) 4.55
SIX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. SIX: 4.55 )
SIX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -12.76   Max: 11.97
Current: 4.55

-12.76
11.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 23.42
SIX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 13.51 vs. SIX: 23.42 )
SIX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.33   Max: 23.42
Current: 23.42

2.33
23.42
Revenue Growth (%) 67.80
SIX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. SIX: 67.80 )
SIX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -9.9   Max: 76
Current: 67.8

-9.9
76
EBITDA Growth (%) 214.90
SIX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. SIX: 214.90 )
SIX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -30.1   Max: 214.9
Current: 214.9

-30.1
214.9
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

SIX Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 3,500 sh (New)
Jim Simons 584,600 sh (+9179.37%)
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Steven Cohen 6,320 sh (-99.26%)
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Q2 2013

SIX Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Joel Greenblatt 24,689 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 67,918 sh (+437.33%)
Jim Simons 2,095,500 sh (+79.23%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 158,600 sh (-8.43%)
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Q3 2013

SIX Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 16,717 sh (-32.29%)
Jim Simons 1,056,500 sh (-49.58%)
Steven Cohen 32,830 sh (-51.66%)
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Q4 2013

SIX Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 250,854 sh (+1400.59%)
Steven Cohen 34,399 sh (+4.78%)
Jim Simons 554,200 sh (-47.54%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SIX

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 1400.59%0.21%$31.93 - $38.41 $ 40.1211%250854
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -32.29%0.01%$33.01 - $37.65 $ 40.1213%16717
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.04%$34.95 - $39.98 $ 40.128%24689
Lee Ainslie 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.42%$21.85 - $26.83 $ 40.1270%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$21.85 - $26.83 $ 40.1270%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.02%$20.43 - $23.72 $ 40.1290%4928
Lee Ainslie 2011-12-31 New Buy0.36%$12.9 - $20.69 $ 40.12128%631715
Daniel Loeb 2011-03-31 Sold Out 0.5%$13.6 - $18.11 $ 40.12158%0
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 33.30
SIX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
50% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 21.30 vs. SIX: 33.30 )
SIX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.09   Max: 557.21
Current: 33.3

9.09
557.21
P/B 10.10
SIX's P/B is ranked lower than
74% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. SIX: 10.10 )
SIX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 10.71
Current: 10.1

1.18
10.71
P/S 3.60
SIX's P/S is ranked lower than
71% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. SIX: 3.60 )
SIX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.79   Max: 4.04
Current: 3.6

1.79
4.04
PFCF 14.80
SIX's PFCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 17.62 vs. SIX: 14.80 )
SIX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.83   Max: 520.83
Current: 14.8

8.83
520.83
EV-to-EBIT 17.50
SIX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 18.50 vs. SIX: 17.50 )
SIX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 50.5
Current: 17.5

6.1
50.5
PEG 0.40
SIX's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. SIX: 0.40 )
SIX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 6.78
Current: 0.4

0
6.78
Shiller P/E 73.00
SIX's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
59% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 24.79 vs. SIX: 73.00 )
SIX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 59.13   Max: 263.63
Current: 73

59.13
263.63

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 4.60
SIX's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
88% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. SIX: 4.60 )
SIX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 5.44
Current: 4.6

0.08
5.44
Dividend Payout 1.56
SIX's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
67% of the 446 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. SIX: 1.56 )
SIX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1.54
Current: 1.56

0.41
1.54
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.60
SIX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
81% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. SIX: 4.60 )
SIX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 5.44
Current: 4.6

0.08
5.44
Share Buyback Rate 36.40
SIX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
98% of the 509 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. SIX: 36.40 )
SIX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 36.4   Max: -138.8
Current: 36.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.00
SIX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
60% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. SIX: 3.00 )
SIX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.74   Max: 7.39
Current: 3

2.74
7.39
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
SIX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
50% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SIX: 1.20 )
SIX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 1.07
Current: 1.2

0.74
1.07
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.70
SIX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 687 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. SIX: 5.70 )
SIX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2   Max: 16.4
Current: 5.7

2
16.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.57
SIX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. SIX: 1.57 )
SIX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3.2   Max: 2.2
Current: 1.57

-3.2
2.2

Business Description

Industry: Travel & Leisure » Leisure
Compare:PCLN, CCL, RCL, FUN, SWGAY » details
Traded in other countries:6FE.Germany
Six Flags Inc. 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 160 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, concerts and shows, restaurants, 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 120 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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