Six Flags Entertainment Corp

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SIX : NYSE : Services
$53.61 up 0.36 | 0.68%
Today's Range: 53.10 - 53.85
Avg. Daily Volume: 1,254,800
09/30/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

SIX FLAGS ENTERTAINMENT CORP's gross profit margin for the second 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. SIX FLAGS ENTERTAINMENT CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.72 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 168.01% 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 Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)407.07386.07
EBITDA ($mil)170.24163.71
EBIT ($mil)144.32138.13
Net Income ($mil)60.8965.53

Balance Sheet Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)163.55154.79
Total Assets ($mil)2590.292698.3
Total Debt ($mil)1651.961526.41
Equity ($mil)-92.15135.48

Profitability Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Gross Profit Margin56.2456.76
EBITDA Margin41.8242.4
Operating Margin35.4535.78
Sales Turnover0.510.44
Return on Assets6.692.45
Return on Equity0.048.4
Debt Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Current Ratio0.971.31
Interest Expense20.2118.97
Interest Coverage7.147.28

Share Data Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)92.8894.76
Div / share0.580.52
Book value / share-0.991.43
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1194896.0816567.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 30.66 for the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.84. 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 proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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premium   discount
SIX 29.45 Peers 30.66   SIX 10.26 Peers 14.15

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.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
SIX 31.66 Peers 25.77   SIX 1.51 Peers 2.92

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.

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  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
SIX NM Peers 39.76   SIX 188.70 Peers 30.28

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.


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

SIX is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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SIX 3.72 Peers 3.04   SIX 9.89 Peers 6.43

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 premium to its industry on this measurement.


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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