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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 : 6/10

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Cash to Debt 2.55
WWE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
80% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. WWE: 2.55 )
WWE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.77   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.55

Equity to Asset 0.61
WWE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
80% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. WWE: 0.61 )
WWE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.86
Current: 0.61

0.29
0.86
Interest Coverage 3.37
WWE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. WWE: 3.37 )
WWE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.37   Max: 316.38
Current: 3.37

3.37
316.38
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 4.38
M-Score: -2.87
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 (%) -9.98
WWE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.60 vs. WWE: -9.98 )
WWE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 22.82
Current: -9.98

1.16
22.82
Net-margin (%) -6.98
WWE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.17 vs. WWE: -6.98 )
WWE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.13   Max: 15.53
Current: -6.98

-5.13
15.53
ROE (%) -14.59
WWE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.17 vs. WWE: -14.59 )
WWE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -5.25   Max: 69.9
Current: -14.59

-5.25
69.9
ROA (%) -9.74
WWE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. WWE: -9.74 )
WWE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.15   Max: 34.99
Current: -9.74

-4.15
34.99
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -38.05
WWE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 19.39 vs. WWE: -38.05 )
WWE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.66   Max: 311.96
Current: -38.05

4.66
311.96
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.10
WWE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. WWE: 2.10 )
WWE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8   Max: 41
Current: 2.1

-8
41
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -31.00
WWE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. WWE: -31.00 )
WWE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -31   Max: 89.2
Current: -31

-31
89.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -61.70
WWE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. WWE: -61.70 )
WWE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -61.7   Max: 79.7
Current: -61.7

-61.7
79.7
» WWE's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

WWE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Keeley 148,575 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 196,807 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 201,300 sh (+3.6%)
Steven Cohen 50,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Cibelli 880,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,512,521 sh (-2.88%)
Jim Simons 1,879,300 sh (-4.48%)
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Q1 2014

WWE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 1,977,500 sh (+5.23%)
Mario Gabelli 207,000 sh (+2.83%)
Steven Cohen 50,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Cibelli 735,000 sh (-16.48%)
John Keeley 120,885 sh (-18.64%)
Steven Cohen 30,020 sh (-84.75%)
Chuck Royce 38,071 sh (-97.48%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with WWE

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Keeley 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.02%$11.58 - $15.19 $ 11.4-16%0
Richard Snow 2014-09-30 Add 49.77%0.02%$11.58 - $15.19 $ 11.4-16%141950
Mario Cibelli 2014-06-30 Add 53.06%1.87%$10.81 - $29.6 $ 11.4-31%1125000
Richard Snow 2014-06-30 New Buy0.04%$10.81 - $29.6 $ 11.4-31%94780
John Keeley 2014-06-30 Reduce -38.73%0.02%$10.81 - $29.6 $ 11.4-31%74070
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 Add 44.42%0.01%$10.81 - $29.6 $ 11.4-31%298955
Mario Cibelli 2014-03-31 Reduce -16.48%1.27%$15.48 - $31.39 $ 11.4-52%735000
John Keeley 2013-12-31 New Buy0.04%$10.78 - $16.59 $ 11.4-14%148575
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Add 101.66%0.01%$9.7 - $11.21 $ 11.410%194300
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$8.67 - $10.31 $ 11.422%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.03%$7.89 - $8.88 $ 11.435%67259
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$7.57 - $8.8 $ 11.441%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -90.25%0.1%$7.57 - $8.9 $ 11.439%18827
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.0043%$7.57 - $8.9 $ 11.439%0
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 Add 22.09%$7.57 - $8.9 $ 11.439%71850
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 36.45%0.03%$7.51 - $8.96 $ 11.441%193125
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 Add 35.76%$7.51 - $8.96 $ 11.441%58850
John Burbank 2012-06-30 New Buy$7.51 - $8.96 $ 11.441%16187
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 29.12%0.02%$8.72 - $9.91 $ 11.430%141534
Mario Gabelli 2012-03-31 Add 38.28%$8.72 - $9.91 $ 11.430%43350
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 105.22%0.07%$8.82 - $10.29 $ 11.420%100234
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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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KEELEY Small Cap Dividend Value Fund Comments on World Wrestling Entertainment
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. Read more...
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Ratios

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P/B 3.99
WWE's P/B is ranked higher than
65% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. WWE: 3.99 )
WWE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.81   Max: 9.21
Current: 3.99

1.81
9.21
P/S 1.65
WWE's P/S is ranked higher than
74% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. WWE: 1.65 )
WWE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 4.58
Current: 1.65

1.16
4.58
EV-to-EBIT -15.75
WWE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
58% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 25.32 vs. WWE: -15.75 )
WWE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -183.4   Max: 302.6
Current: -15.75

-183.4
302.6
Shiller P/E 31.98
WWE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WWE: 31.98 )
WWE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.35   Max: 71.95
Current: 31.98

11.35
71.95
Current Ratio 1.51
WWE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. WWE: 1.51 )
WWE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 5.99
Current: 1.51

1.16
5.99
Quick Ratio 1.47
WWE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. WWE: 1.47 )
WWE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 5.96
Current: 1.47

1.13
5.96

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 4.21
WWE's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
76% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. WWE: 4.21 )
WWE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 15.58
Current: 4.21

0.88
15.58
Dividend growth (3y) -30.70
WWE's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
67% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. WWE: -30.70 )
WWE' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 81.7
Current: -30.7

0
81.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.81
WWE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
77% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. WWE: 0.81 )
WWE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 2.99
Current: 0.81

0.17
2.99

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 4.73
WWE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
75% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.00 vs. WWE: 4.73 )
WWE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 9.86
Current: 4.73

1.6
9.86
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.96
WWE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.12 vs. WWE: 1.96 )
WWE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 4.74
Current: 1.96

0.82
4.74
Price/Median PS Value 0.74
WWE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. WWE: 0.74 )
WWE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 3.72
Current: 0.74

0.54
3.72
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -6.30
WWE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
56% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. WWE: -6.30 )
WWE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 14.8
Current: -6.3

0.3
14.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -21.40
WWE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
57% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.22 vs. WWE: -21.40 )
WWE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -23.1   Max: 19
Current: -21.4

-23.1
19

Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Media - Diversified
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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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