Switch to:

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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.71
WMS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
66% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. WMS: 0.71 )
WMS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.71

Equity to Asset 0.76
WMS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
87% of the 774 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. WMS: 0.76 )
WMS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 0.92
Current: 0.76

0.53
0.92
Interest Coverage 12.77
WMS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
67% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 13.65 vs. WMS: 12.77 )
WMS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 7.87   Max: 9999.99
Current: 12.77

7.87
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.84
M-Score: -2.94
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 6.41
WMS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 787 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 8.95 vs. WMS: 6.41 )
WMS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -125.47   Max: 31.24
Current: 6.41

-125.47
31.24
Net-margin (%) 4.96
WMS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 787 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.83 vs. WMS: 4.96 )
WMS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -38.88   Max: 53.13
Current: 4.96

-38.88
53.13
ROE (%) 3.72
WMS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.81 vs. WMS: 3.72 )
WMS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -14.22   Max: 20.77
Current: 3.72

-14.22
20.77
ROA (%) 2.83
WMS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. WMS: 2.83 )
WMS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -10.63   Max: 13.26
Current: 2.83

-10.63
13.26
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.79
WMS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 13.51 vs. WMS: 6.79 )
WMS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -66.16   Max: 68.15
Current: 6.79

-66.16
68.15
Revenue Growth (%) 0.10
WMS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. WMS: 0.10 )
WMS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -45.2   Max: 56.6
Current: 0.1

-45.2
56.6
EBITDA Growth (%) -8.00
WMS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. WMS: -8.00 )
WMS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -51.5   Max: 108.8
Current: -8

-51.5
108.8
EPS Growth (%) -30.50
WMS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 417 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. WMS: -30.50 )
WMS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -30.5   Max: 40.7
Current: -30.5

-30.5
40.7
» WMS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

» Details

Guru Trades

Q1 2013

WMS Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Mario Gabelli 26,300 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 191,103 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 670,163 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
John Rogers 405,480 sh (-90.57%)
» More
Q2 2013

WMS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Mario Gabelli 82,200 sh (+212.55%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 267,100 sh (+39.77%)
Jeremy Grantham 898,561 sh (+34.08%)
John Rogers Sold Out
» More
Q3 2013

WMS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 582,050 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 271,800 sh (+230.66%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 350,000 sh (+31.04%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
» More
Q4 2013

WMS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with WMS

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.04%$25.92 - $26 $ 25.980%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$25.92 - $26 $ 25.980%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Add 230.66%0.03%$25.58 - $25.96 $ 25.981%271800
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Add 31.04%0.01%$25.58 - $25.96 $ 25.981%350000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-06-30 Add 39.77%0.01%$25.17 - $25.63 $ 25.982%267100
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Add 212.55%0.01%$25.17 - $25.63 $ 25.982%82200
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-03-31 New Buy0.02%$16.37 - $25.21 $ 25.9816%191103
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 New Buy$16.37 - $25.21 $ 25.9816%26300
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$14.65 - $17.32 $ 25.9860%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.03%$14.99 - $20.52 $ 25.9847%23101
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.11%$19.04 - $24.77 $ 25.9819%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Reduce -47.53%0.12%$20.31 - $24.83 $ 25.9824%52912
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 24%0.05%$16.53 - $22.67 $ 25.9830%100841
Chuck Akre 2011-09-30 Sold Out 1.1%$17.59 - $29.85 $ 25.9812%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 376.14%0.18%$17.59 - $29.85 $ 25.9812%81325
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Add 175.57%0.05%$28.09 - $37.33 $ 25.98-19%17080
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $28.09 - $37.33 $ 25.98-19%0
Ron Baron 2011-06-30 Sold Out $28.09 - $37.33 $ 25.98-19%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 New Buy0.07%$34.93 - $47.28 $ 25.98-37%6198
George Soros 2011-03-31 New Buy$34.93 - $47.28 $ 25.98-37%11800
Premium More recent guru trades are included for Premium Members only!!
» Interactive Charts

Peter Lynch Chart ( What is Peter Lynch Charts )

Guru Investment Theses on WMS Industries, Inc.

John Rogers Comments on WMS Industries Inc. - May 09, 2013

In addition, leading gaming machine manufacturer WMS Industries Inc. (WMS), cashed in for a +41.09% gain as it agreed to a buyout. We purchased the stock in the last quarter of 2012 at around $16 per share; as part of our work, we calculated a strategic buyer would likely pay around $32 per share in an acquisition. At the time neither we nor anyone we know of anticipated an offer in the near-term; the calculation is a part of our discipline.

From John Rogers’ first quarter 2013 commentary.


Check out John Rogers latest stock trades

Top Ranked Articles about WMS Industries, Inc.

John Rogers Comments on WMS Industries Inc.
In addition, leading gaming machine manufacturer WMS Industries Inc. (WMS), cashed in for a +41.09% gain as it agreed to a buyout. We purchased the stock in the last quarter of 2012 at around $16 per share; as part of our work, we calculated a strategic buyer would likely pay around $32 per share in an acquisition. At the time neither we nor anyone we know of anticipated an offer in the near-term; the calculation is a part of our discipline. Read more...

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 40.90
WMS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
57% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 21.30 vs. WMS: 40.90 )
WMS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.93   Max: 259.83
Current: 40.9

10.93
259.83
P/B 1.50
WMS's P/B is ranked higher than
66% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. WMS: 1.50 )
WMS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 5.05
Current: 1.5

0.95
5.05
P/S 2.10
WMS's P/S is ranked lower than
58% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. WMS: 2.10 )
WMS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 4.55
Current: 2.1

1.22
4.55
EV-to-EBIT 35.70
WMS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
63% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 18.50 vs. WMS: 35.70 )
WMS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.3   Max: 188.5
Current: 35.7

7.3
188.5
Shiller P/E 18.80
WMS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 24.79 vs. WMS: 18.80 )
WMS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.82   Max: 276.67
Current: 18.8

10.82
276.67

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 43.30
WMS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
80% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 11.40 vs. WMS: 43.30 )
WMS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 3.11   Max: 102.66
Current: 43.3

3.11
102.66
Price/Tangible Book 1.90
WMS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
59% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. WMS: 1.90 )
WMS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 5.11
Current: 1.9

0.33
5.11
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.50
WMS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
59% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. WMS: 1.50 )
WMS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.14   Max: 32.38
Current: 1.5

1.14
32.38
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
WMS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WMS: 0.70 )
WMS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 1.5
Current: 0.7

0.07
1.5
Price/Graham Number 1.90
WMS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
50% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. WMS: 1.90 )
WMS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 3.48
Current: 1.9

0.19
3.48
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.80
WMS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
54% of the 687 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. WMS: 2.80 )
WMS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 13.7
Current: 2.8

0.5
13.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -1.61
WMS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
61% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. WMS: -1.61 )
WMS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -31.5   Max: 83.3
Current: -1.61

-31.5
83.3

Business Description

Industry: Travel & Leisure » Leisure
Compare:SIX, PCLN, CCL, RCL, FUN » details
WMS Industries, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware on November 20, 1974 under the name Williams Electronics, Inc. The Company is engaged in the design, manufacture, and distribution of games, video and mechanical reel-spinning gaming machines, and video lottery terminals for the legalized gaming industry. It provides differentiated games, video gaming machines, mechanical reel gaming machines, VLTs, and online gaming products and services, as well as social, casual, and mobile gaming products and services. The Company's gaming machines are sold under the Bluebird, Bluebird2, Bluebird2e, Bluebird xD, and Blade C1brands. WMS also sells replacement parts; conversion kits, including game, hardware, or operating system conversions; and used gaming machines. In addition, the company engages in gaming operations activities that include wide-area progressive (WAP) participation games that are electronically linked gaming machines located across multiple casinos within a single gaming jurisdiction under MONOPOLY, THE WIZARD OF OZ, CLUE, GONE WITH THE WIND and THE LORD OF THE RINGS brands. Further, it offers local-area progressive (LAP) participation games, which electronically links gaming machines that are located within a single casino under Leprechaun’s Gold, Jackpot Party Progressive, Life of Luxury Progressive, Hot Hot Super Jackpot Progressive, Goldfish Race for the Gold, Money to Burn Multiplying Progressive, and HAPPY DAYS brands; stand-alone participation games under the THE WIZARD OF OZ, THE PRICE IS RIGHT, and Super Team games brands; and casino-owned daily fee games; leased for-sale games; licensing royalties; and Class II and centrally determined systems, as well as networked gaming services. The Company derives revenues from the product sales as well as gaming operations.

Personalized Checklist








Within your circle of competence?
Macro economic environment favorable?
High quality business?
Enough margin of safety with stocks?
Gurus are buying?
Insiders are buying?
Management capable and shareholder friendly?
Catalyst for stock price to appreciate?
Your level of confidence with the research?

Add Notes, Comments or Ask Questions

User Comments

No comment yet

Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
Free 7-day Trial
FEEDBACK
Hide