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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 4.39
WWE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
64% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. WWE: 4.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WWE' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 34.40 Max: No Debt
Current: 4.39
Equity to Asset 0.52
WWE's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
51% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. WWE: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WWE' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.79 Max: 0.86
Current: 0.52
0.29
0.86
Interest Coverage 16.66
WWE's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
60% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 29.78 vs. WWE: 16.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WWE' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.37  Med: 120.17 Max: 316.38
Current: 16.66
3.37
316.38
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 4.90
M-Score: -3.32
WACC vs ROIC
6.46%
18.68%
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 : 8/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 5.98
WWE's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.33 vs. WWE: 5.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WWE' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.77  Med: 13.54 Max: 17.63
Current: 5.98
-7.77
17.63
Net-margin (%) 3.73
WWE's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.94 vs. WWE: 3.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WWE' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.54  Med: 9.61 Max: 11.76
Current: 3.73
-5.54
11.76
ROE (%) 11.19
WWE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. WWE: 11.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WWE' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.75  Med: 11.47 Max: 16.35
Current: 11.19
-12.75
16.35
ROA (%) 6.01
WWE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. WWE: 6.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WWE' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.9  Med: 9.42 Max: 12.48
Current: 6.01
-7.9
12.48
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 32.88
WWE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.25 vs. WWE: 32.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WWE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.28  Med: 64.41 Max: 98.02
Current: 32.88
-36.28
98.02
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.70
WWE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. WWE: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WWE' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8  Med: 0.85 Max: 41
Current: 3.7
-8
41
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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

WWE Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Mario Cibelli 1,260,000 sh (+11.50%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 184,900 sh (-25.16%)
Richard Snow 121,800 sh (-44.57%)
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Q2 2015

WWE Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 142,900 sh (New)
Richard Snow 142,660 sh (+17.13%)
Mario Cibelli 1,260,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 168,400 sh (-8.92%)
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Q3 2015

WWE Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Joel Greenblatt 372,912 sh (New)
Jim Simons 168,700 sh (+18.05%)
Richard Snow Sold Out
Mario Cibelli 950,000 sh (-24.60%)
Mario Gabelli 58,700 sh (-65.14%)
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Q4 2015

WWE Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Mario Gabelli 49,700 sh (-15.33%)
Jim Simons 59,500 sh (-64.73%)
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Guru Investment Theses on World Wrestling Entertainment Inc

KEELEY Small Cap Dividend Value Fund Comments on World Wrestling Entertainment - Jul 30, 2014

In that sector, one name specifically, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), was the key holding that negatively impacted our performance in this sector. The stock declined over 58 percent and cost the Fund 70 basis points of return during the quarter. Shares of the entertainment company dropped sharply in May after investors became concerned over the terms of their new multi-year TV contract with NBCUniversal. Additionally, subscriptions to their WW Network, launched in February of 2014, have been below expectations.

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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 45.80
WWE's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
82% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.78 vs. WWE: 45.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WWE' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.96  Med: 22.54 Max: 616.75
Current: 45.8
12.96
616.75
Forward P/E 26.67
WWE's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
88% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 13.76 vs. WWE: 26.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 45.80
WWE's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
79% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.32 vs. WWE: 45.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WWE' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.96  Med: 22.60 Max: 616.75
Current: 45.8
12.96
616.75
P/B 5.18
WWE's P/B is ranked lower than
85% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. WWE: 5.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WWE' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.81  Med: 2.96 Max: 9.21
Current: 5.18
1.81
9.21
P/S 1.76
WWE's P/S is ranked lower than
54% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. WWE: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WWE' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.15  Med: 2.13 Max: 4.58
Current: 1.76
1.15
4.58
PFCF 15.10
WWE's PFCF is ranked higher than
56% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.57 vs. WWE: 15.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WWE' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.54  Med: 21.06 Max: 92.39
Current: 15.1
9.54
92.39
POCF 12.01
WWE's POCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.96 vs. WWE: 12.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WWE' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.23  Med: 18.05 Max: 189.88
Current: 12.01
8.23
189.88
EV-to-EBIT 27.58
WWE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
77% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.13 vs. WWE: 27.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WWE' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -209.6  Med: 11.45 Max: 280.3
Current: 27.58
-209.6
280.3
EV-to-EBITDA 15.19
WWE's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
71% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.76 vs. WWE: 15.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WWE' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -71.3  Med: 9.70 Max: 168.8
Current: 15.19
-71.3
168.8
Shiller P/E 30.58
WWE's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
70% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 19.58 vs. WWE: 30.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WWE' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.69  Med: 22.63 Max: 52.44
Current: 30.58
12.69
52.44
Current Ratio 1.55
WWE's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. WWE: 1.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WWE' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.16  Med: 4.09 Max: 5.99
Current: 1.55
1.16
5.99
Quick Ratio 1.51
WWE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. WWE: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WWE' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.13  Med: 4.07 Max: 5.96
Current: 1.51
1.13
5.96
Days Inventory 5.02
WWE's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
65% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.74 vs. WWE: 5.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WWE' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.64  Med: 2.73 Max: 5.66
Current: 5.02
1.64
5.66
Days Sales Outstanding 31.28
WWE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 72.10 vs. WWE: 31.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WWE' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.97  Med: 42.67 Max: 61.84
Current: 31.28
26.97
61.84
Days Payable 7.72
WWE's Days Payable is ranked lower than
87% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 45.60 vs. WWE: 7.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WWE' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.5  Med: 23.00 Max: 31.85
Current: 7.72
6.5
31.85

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 3.28
WWE's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
59% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. WWE: 3.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
WWE' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.55  Med: 5.85 Max: 15.58
Current: 3.28
1.55
15.58
Dividend Payout 1.54
WWE's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
93% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. WWE: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
WWE' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 1.33 Max: 12
Current: 1.54
0.14
12
Dividend Growth (3y) -12.60
WWE's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
71% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. WWE: -12.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
WWE' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -30.70 Max: 81.7
Current: -12.6
0
81.7
Forward Dividend Yield 3.28
WWE's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
56% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. WWE: 3.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.88
WWE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
84% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. WWE: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
WWE' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.57 Max: 4.19
Current: 0.88
0.42
4.19
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.20
WWE's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. WWE: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
WWE' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.5  Med: -1.10 Max: 1.7
Current: -0.2
-29.5
1.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 5.18
WWE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
73% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. WWE: 5.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
WWE' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 2.80 Max: 9.86
Current: 5.18
1.6
9.86
Price/Projected FCF 2.84
WWE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
79% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. WWE: 2.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
WWE' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.65 Max: 4.74
Current: 2.84
0.82
4.74
Price/Median PS Value 0.82
WWE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. WWE: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WWE' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.01 Max: 2.01
Current: 0.82
0.57
2.01
Price/Graham Number 3.25
WWE's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
76% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. WWE: 3.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
WWE' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 1.62 Max: 9.31
Current: 3.25
1.08
9.31
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.60
WWE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. WWE: 3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WWE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 8.40 Max: 14.3
Current: 3.6
0.4
14.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -19.22
WWE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.94 vs. WWE: -19.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WWE' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.5  Med: 5.20 Max: 17.4
Current: -19.22
-27.5
17.4

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $633
EPS $ 0.32
Beta0.65
Short Percentage of Float30.67%
52-Week Range $13.01 - 23.63
Shares Outstanding(Mil)75.90

Analyst Estimate

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Revenue(Mil) 655 710
EPS($) 0.37 0.55
EPS without NRI($) 0.37 0.55

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Business Description

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World Wrestling Entertainment Inc is a Delaware Corporation. It is an integrated media and entertainment company, mainly engaged in the development, production and marketing of television and pay-per-view event programming and live events and the licensing and sale of consumer products featuring its World Wrestling Entertainment brands. The Companys four business segments are: Live and Televised Entertainment, Consumer Products, Digital Media, WWE Studios (formerly WWE Films). WWE distributes its original content as home entertainment releases in both physical (DVD and Blu-ray) and digital formats. Content distributed through home entertainment channels has included themed compilations from the Companys vast archives as well as releases of the Companys pay-per-view events. Cinedigm, the largest aggregator and distributor of independent content, distributes WWEs home entertainment in the U.S., where titles are generally sold to retailers, such as Wal-Mart and Best Buy as well as to subscription and transactional on-demand services, such as iTunes, Amazon, Netflix and others. The Companys Competitors include, among others, broadcast, cable and satellite television, many of which have so-called TV everywhere and on demand content, online movie and television content providers (both legal and illegal (pirated)), and DVD rentals and sales. The initials "WWE" and the stylized and highly distinctive scratch logo are two trademarks. In various states in the United States and some foreign jurisdictions, athletic commissions and other applicable regulatory agencies require it to obtain licenses for promoters, medical clearances and/or other permits or licenses for performers and/or permits for events in order to promote and conduct its live events.
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