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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 : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.04
SIX's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 886 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. SIX: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
SIX' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.07 Max: 0.87
Current: 0.04
0
0.87
Equity-to-Asset -0.23
SIX's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
98% of the 870 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. SIX: -0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
SIX' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.26  Med: 0.23 Max: 0.53
Current: -0.23
-0.26
0.53
Debt-to-Equity -3.53
SIX's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. SIX: -3.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
SIX' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -89.82  Med: 1.52 Max: 62.17
Current: -3.53
-89.82
62.17
Debt-to-EBITDA 3.86
SIX's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
73% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. SIX: 3.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
SIX' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.37  Med: 4 Max: 23.14
Current: 3.86
3.37
23.14
Interest Coverage 4.76
SIX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
71% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 11.70 vs. SIX: 4.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SIX' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 3.13 Max: 4.76
Current: 4.76
0.19
4.76
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 1.27
Beneish M-Score: -2.97
WACC vs ROIC
7.26%
21.43%
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 33.94
SIX's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
87% of the 880 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.78 vs. SIX: 33.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
SIX' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.93  Med: 19.11 Max: 33.94
Current: 33.94
3.93
33.94
Net Margin % 13.24
SIX's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
61% of the 879 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.85 vs. SIX: 13.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
SIX' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.08  Med: 6.47 Max: 34.19
Current: 13.24
-26.08
34.19
ROA % 7.03
SIX's ROA % is ranked higher than
61% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. SIX: 7.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
SIX' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.26  Med: 3.03 Max: 12.83
Current: 7.03
-8.26
12.83
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 33.37
SIX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
71% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 9.67 vs. SIX: 33.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
SIX' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.36  Med: 19.03 Max: 33.37
Current: 33.37
-6.36
33.37
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 8.10
SIX's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
70% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. SIX: 8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
SIX' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 2.7 Max: 130
Current: 8.1
0
130
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 3.30
SIX's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
52% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. SIX: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
SIX' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 3.3 Max: 207.7
Current: 3.3
0
207.7
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 2.20
SIX's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
52% of the 598 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. SIX: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
SIX' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 2.2 Max: 35.9
Current: 2.2
0
35.9
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Business Description

Industry: Travel & Leisure » Leisure    NAICS: 713110    SIC: 7996
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Traded in other countries:6FE.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Six Flags Entertainment Corp is the owner and operator of regional theme and water parks in the United States, Mexico and Canada. It offers thrill rides, water attractions, themed areas, concerts and shows, restaurants, game venues and retail outlets.

Six Flags owns and operates theme parks worldwide. Its 29 American parks are located in metropolitan areas in California, Texas, Illinois, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kentucky, Colorado, Ohio, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts. It also has a total of nine parks in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, France, and Mexico. The parks generally offer various rides, water attractions, themed areas, concerts, restaurants, game venues, and merchandise outlets. The company's parks have an aggregate annual attendance of 46.5 million.

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 32.55
SIX's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
85% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 22.71 vs. SIX: 32.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
SIX' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.1  Med: 32.63 Max: 599
Current: 32.55
9.1
599
Forward PE Ratio 21.88
SIX's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 18.21 vs. SIX: 21.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 32.55
SIX's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
85% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 22.76 vs. SIX: 32.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
SIX' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.27  Med: 32.78 Max: 798.67
Current: 32.55
9.27
798.67
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 22.32
SIX's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
72% of the 391 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 19.63 vs. SIX: 22.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
SIX' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.35  Med: 24.72 Max: 52.78
Current: 22.32
12.35
52.78
PS Ratio 4.49
SIX's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 866 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. SIX: 4.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SIX' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.79  Med: 3.61 Max: 4.59
Current: 4.49
1.79
4.59
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 18.23
SIX's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
54% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 18.96 vs. SIX: 18.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
SIX' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.81  Med: 14.82 Max: 19.16
Current: 18.23
8.81
19.16
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 12.75
SIX's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
53% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 11.78 vs. SIX: 12.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
SIX' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.32  Med: 10.82 Max: 39.2
Current: 12.75
6.32
39.2
EV-to-EBIT 18.45
SIX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
69% of the 675 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 17.34 vs. SIX: 18.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SIX' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.9  Med: 18.9 Max: 47.3
Current: 18.45
-45.9
47.3
EV-to-EBITDA 14.59
SIX's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
70% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 12.67 vs. SIX: 14.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SIX' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.6  Med: 13.5 Max: 65.1
Current: 14.59
6.6
65.1
EV-to-Revenue 5.70
SIX's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
79% of the 863 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. SIX: 5.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
SIX' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 4.65 Max: 5.8
Current: 5.7
1.7
5.8
PEG Ratio 2.60
SIX's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. SIX: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
SIX' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.52  Med: 3.37 Max: 8.04
Current: 2.6
1.52
8.04
Shiller PE Ratio 69.46
SIX's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
85% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 29.51 vs. SIX: 69.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
SIX' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 53.74  Med: 116.59 Max: 611.71
Current: 69.46
53.74
611.71
Current Ratio 0.80
SIX's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. SIX: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SIX' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.01 Max: 9.95
Current: 0.8
0.31
9.95
Quick Ratio 0.71
SIX's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. SIX: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SIX' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.89 Max: 9.68
Current: 0.71
0.23
9.68
Days Inventory 19.23
SIX's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
55% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 25.14 vs. SIX: 19.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SIX' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.75  Med: 16.09 Max: 105.12
Current: 19.23
13.75
105.12
Days Sales Outstanding 29.82
SIX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
53% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 27.05 vs. SIX: 29.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SIX' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.65  Med: 10.07 Max: 29.82
Current: 29.82
6.65
29.82
Days Payable 25.49
SIX's Days Payable is ranked lower than
52% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 48.31 vs. SIX: 25.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SIX' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.35  Med: 17.71 Max: 112.51
Current: 25.49
13.35
112.51

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 3.84
SIX's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
81% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. SIX: 3.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
SIX' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 4.13 Max: 5.55
Current: 3.84
0.08
5.55
Dividend Payout Ratio 1.29
SIX's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. SIX: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
SIX' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.56 Max: 2.54
Current: 1.29
0.42
2.54
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 9.40
SIX's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
63% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. SIX: 9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
SIX' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 177.8
Current: 9.4
0
177.8
Forward Dividend Yield % 4.13
SIX's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
77% of the 787 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. SIX: 4.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 48.99
SIX's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
99% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. SIX: 48.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
SIX' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 52.69 Max: 70.8
Current: 48.99
1.02
70.8
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.40
SIX's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 501 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 vs. SIX: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SIX' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.5  Med: -0.2 Max: 34.9
Current: 1.4
-51.5
34.9

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.67
SIX's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. SIX: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
SIX' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.5  Med: 2.9 Max: 31.61
Current: 1.67
1.5
31.61
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.24
SIX's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. SIX: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
SIX' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1 Max: 1.25
Current: 1.24
0.49
1.25
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 4.75
SIX's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
92% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. SIX: 4.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
SIX' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.89 Max: 21.66
Current: 4.75
0.39
21.66
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.40
SIX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
53% of the 886 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.43 vs. SIX: 5.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SIX' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.9  Med: 5.1 Max: 6.8
Current: 5.4
-2.9
6.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 11.79
SIX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
64% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Leisure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.75 vs. SIX: 11.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
SIX' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.6  Med: 3.2 Max: 26.4
Current: 11.79
-4.6
26.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,341.63
EPS (TTM) $ 2.09
Beta0.94
Short Percentage of Float16.38%
52-Week Range $51.25 - 69.00
Shares Outstanding (Mil)83.79

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 1,368 1,445
EPS ($) 2.97 3.11
EPS without NRI ($) 2.97 3.11
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 2.56 2.68

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 66
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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