Six Flags Entertainment Corp

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SIX : NYSE : Services
$58.61 | %
Today's Range: 57.89 - 59.04
Avg. Daily Volume: 682700.0
03/24/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


SIX FLAGS ENTERTAINMENT CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 870.11% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)239.31217.46
EBITDA ($mil)55.4542.32
EBIT ($mil)27.913.63
Net Income ($mil)1.872.18


Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)0.099.76
Total Assets ($mil)2487.672428.44
Total Debt ($mil)1653.651505.53
Equity ($mil)-186.4924.22


Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin49.3748.4
EBITDA Margin23.1719.46
Operating Margin11.666.27
Sales Turnover0.530.52
Return on Assets4.756.36
Return on Equity0.0638.79
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio0.00.84
Debt/Capital1.130.98
Interest Expense0.019.26
Interest Coverage0.00.71


Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)90.8591.55
Div / share0.640.58
EPS0.020.02
Book value / share-2.050.26
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume680318.01034902.0

Valuation


HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 37.76 for the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.73. Normally, for additional comaprison, we would look at the price-to-book ratio; however, this company's price-to-book ratio is negative making the value useless for comparisons. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, SIX FLAGS ENTERTAINMENT CORP seems to be trading at a premium 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
SIX 47.53 Peers 37.76   SIX 11.56 Peers 16.77

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.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SIX 24.70 Peers 23.54   SIX 1.79 Peers 3.36

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.

 

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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
SIX NM Peers 9.39   SIX -21.52 Peers 75.07

Neutral. 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's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.

 

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.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SIX 4.06 Peers 3.22   SIX 4.38 Peers 3.06

Premium. 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 significant premium to its industry.

 

Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

SIX has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 

 

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