SIX FLAGS ENTERTAINMENT CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. SIX FLAGS ENTERTAINMENT CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.57 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 40.02% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||183.68||154.19|
|Net Income ($mil)||-34.12||13.32|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||73.88||169.31|
|Total Assets ($mil)||2534.92||2607.81|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1395.52||1400.6|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||46.33||43.14|
|Return on Assets||2.99||4.54|
|Return on Equity||33.71||31.6|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||92.94||94.86|
|Div / share||0.52||0.47|
|Book value / share||2.41||3.94|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||584135.0||1033088.0|
BUY. SIX FLAGS ENTERTAINMENT CORP's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 30.05 for the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.92. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 19.11 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 15.69. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, SIX FLAGS ENTERTAINMENT CORP proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|SIX 63.07||Peers 30.05||SIX 10.91||Peers 16.99|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
SIX is trading at a significant premium to 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 25.16||Peers 29.52||SIX 0.56||Peers 1.91|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
SIX is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Discount. 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 trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|SIX 19.11||Peers 15.69||SIX -38.92||Peers 296.60|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
SIX is trading at a premium to 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 3.64||Peers 3.36||SIX 5.93||Peers 10.57|
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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