SIX FLAGS ENTERTAINMENT CORP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. SIX FLAGS ENTERTAINMENT CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.09 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 13.76% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||541.84||504.52|
|Net Income ($mil)||105.03||120.4|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||164.78||200.96|
|Total Assets ($mil)||2748.77||2746.33|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1396.78||1401.43|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||66.11||66.1|
|Return on Assets||4.49||9.06|
|Return on Equity||35.24||61.55|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||94.54||95.03|
|Div / share||0.47||0.45|
|Book value / share||3.69||4.26|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||934110.0||844500.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 31.54 for the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.99. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 11.38 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a discount versus the industry average of 11.97. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, SIX FLAGS ENTERTAINMENT CORP seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|SIX 34.12||Peers 31.54||SIX 10.09||Peers 26.03|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
SIX is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
SIX is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
|SIX 27.98||Peers 28.95||SIX NM||Peers 1.21|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
SIX is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
SIX's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|SIX 11.38||Peers 11.97||SIX -48.11||Peers 2876.78|
Average. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
SIX is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, SIX is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|SIX 3.46||Peers 3.15||SIX 4.24||Peers 20.34|
Average. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
SIX is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
SIX significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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