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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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Cash to Debt 4.65
WWE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
60% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. WWE: 4.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WWE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.77  Med: 34.44 Max: No Debt
Current: 4.65
Equity to Asset 0.52
WWE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. WWE: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WWE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.79 Max: 0.86
Current: 0.52
0.29
0.86
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 5.71
M-Score: -3.48
WACC vs ROIC
7.03%
8.07%
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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Operating margin (%) 2.55
WWE's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. WWE: 2.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WWE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -7.77  Med: 13.73 Max: 22.82
Current: 2.55
-7.77
22.82
Net-margin (%) 1.25
WWE's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. WWE: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WWE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.54  Med: 9.94 Max: 15.53
Current: 1.25
-5.54
15.53
ROE (%) 3.43
WWE's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.61 vs. WWE: 3.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WWE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -12.75  Med: 11.83 Max: 69.9
Current: 3.43
-12.75
69.9
ROA (%) 1.92
WWE's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. WWE: 1.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WWE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -7.9  Med: 9.59 Max: 34.99
Current: 1.92
-7.9
34.99
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.39
WWE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.91 vs. WWE: 8.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WWE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -36.28  Med: 69.46 Max: 307.07
Current: 8.39
-36.28
307.07
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.70
WWE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. WWE: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WWE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8  Med: 0.85 Max: 41
Current: 3.7
-8
41
» WWE's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

WWE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 314,760 sh (New)
Richard Snow 94,780 sh (New)
Mario Cibelli 1,125,000 sh (+53.06%)
Mario Gabelli 298,955 sh (+44.42%)
Chuck Royce 29,571 sh (-22.33%)
John Keeley 74,070 sh (-38.73%)
Jim Simons 1,164,900 sh (-41.09%)
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Q3 2014

WWE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 5,379,980 sh (+1609.23%)
Richard Snow 141,950 sh (+49.77%)
Mario Cibelli 1,125,000 sh (unchged)
John Keeley Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 264,125 sh (-11.65%)
Chuck Royce 16,171 sh (-45.31%)
Jim Simons 112,000 sh (-90.39%)
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Q4 2014

WWE Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Richard Snow 219,750 sh (+54.81%)
Jim Simons 124,800 sh (+11.43%)
Mario Cibelli 1,130,000 sh (+0.44%)
Jim Simons 124,800 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 247,050 sh (-6.46%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,349,340 sh (-74.92%)
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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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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.

From John Keeley (Trades, Portfolio)’s KEELEY Small Cap Dividend Value Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 203.70
WWE's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
241% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 23.40 vs. WWE: 203.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WWE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.03  Med: 21.65 Max: 704.86
Current: 203.7
13.03
704.86
Forward P/E 25.51
WWE's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
93% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.04 vs. WWE: 25.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 201.70
WWE's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
244% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 24.00 vs. WWE: 201.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WWE' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 12.96  Med: 21.88 Max: 822.33
Current: 201.7
12.96
822.33
P/B 7.28
WWE's P/B is ranked lower than
86% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. WWE: 7.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WWE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.81  Med: 2.89 Max: 9.21
Current: 7.28
1.81
9.21
P/S 2.60
WWE's P/S is ranked lower than
61% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. WWE: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WWE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.16  Med: 2.17 Max: 4.58
Current: 2.6
1.16
4.58
PFCF 21.69
WWE's PFCF is ranked lower than
60% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.19 vs. WWE: 21.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WWE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.54  Med: 21.40 Max: 101.38
Current: 21.69
9.54
101.38
POCF 17.54
WWE's POCF is ranked lower than
73% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.55 vs. WWE: 17.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WWE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 8.29  Med: 19.09 Max: 189.88
Current: 17.54
8.29
189.88
EV-to-EBIT 145.40
WWE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
221% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.57 vs. WWE: 145.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WWE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -183.4  Med: 11.30 Max: 302.6
Current: 145.4
-183.4
302.6
Shiller P/E 71.76
WWE's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
81% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 23.12 vs. WWE: 71.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WWE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.35  Med: 24.36 Max: 71.95
Current: 71.76
11.35
71.95
Current Ratio 1.58
WWE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. WWE: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WWE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.16  Med: 4.10 Max: 5.99
Current: 1.58
1.16
5.99
Quick Ratio 1.53
WWE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. WWE: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WWE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.13  Med: 4.09 Max: 5.96
Current: 1.53
1.13
5.96
Days Inventory 5.00
WWE's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
71% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.38 vs. WWE: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WWE' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 1.49  Med: 3.23 Max: 5.66
Current: 5
1.49
5.66
Days Sales Outstanding 24.02
WWE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
74% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 66.60 vs. WWE: 24.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WWE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 26.97  Med: 48.35 Max: 61.84
Current: 24.02
26.97
61.84

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.38
WWE's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
57% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. WWE: 2.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
WWE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.52  Med: 5.86 Max: 15.58
Current: 2.38
1.52
15.58
Dividend Payout 4.95
WWE's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
315% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. WWE: 4.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
WWE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 1.42 Max: 15
Current: 4.95
0.14
15
Dividend growth (3y) -12.60
WWE's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
70% of the 104 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 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: -30.70 Max: 81.7
Current: -12.6
0
81.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.64
WWE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
85% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.57 vs. WWE: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
WWE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.58 Max: 4.19
Current: 0.64
0.41
4.19
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
WWE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

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

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 7.28
WWE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
83% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. WWE: 7.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
WWE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.6  Med: 2.80 Max: 9.86
Current: 7.28
1.6
9.86
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 0.70
WWE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. WWE: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WWE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 8.30 Max: 14
Current: 0.7
0.3
14
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -21.63
WWE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.77 vs. WWE: -21.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WWE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -27.5  Med: 5.20 Max: 19
Current: -21.63
-27.5
19

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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