Caesars Entertainment Corp

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CZR : NASDAQ : Services
$6.90 -0.14 | -1.99%
Today's Range: 6.90 - 7.07
Avg. Daily Volume: 738,400
07/29/16 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.78 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 62.42% 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 Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)1168.01253.0
EBITDA ($mil)295.0294.0
EBIT ($mil)176.0192.0
Net Income ($mil)-308.06772.0


Balance Sheet Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1501.01604.0
Total Assets ($mil)12140.012537.0
Total Debt ($mil)6920.07062.0
Equity ($mil)673.01791.0


Profitability Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Gross Profit Margin57.1155.07
EBITDA Margin25.2523.46
Operating Margin15.0715.32
Sales Turnover0.380.62
Return on Assets-9.5534.9
Return on Equity-172.36250.75
Debt Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Current Ratio0.851.78
Debt/Capital0.910.8
Interest Expense151.0238.0
Interest Coverage1.170.81


Share Data Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)145.66143.0
Div / share0.00.0
EPS-2.1246.12
Book value / share4.6212.52
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume724527.0982240.0

Valuation


SELL. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.49 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 11.48. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CZR NM Peers 28.27   CZR 2.93 Peers 13.95

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

CZR's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.

 

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.

CZR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CZR NM Peers 24.99   CZR NA Peers 2.68

Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.

CZR's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.

 

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.

Ratio not available.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
CZR 1.49 Peers 11.48   CZR -126.52 Peers 18.32

Discount. 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.

CZR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, CZR is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CZR 0.22 Peers 2.92   CZR -40.94 Peers 8.46

Discount. 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.

CZR is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

CZR significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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