Pinnacle Entertainment Inc
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Why Pinnacle’s leverage ratio could be a concern for investors
Pinnacle Entertainment (PNK) has a massive debt-to-equity ratio of 15.4. This indicates that PNK is very aggressive in financing its operations with debt.
Leveraged Loan Funds Witnessed a Small Outflow Last Week
According to data from Lipper, leveraged loan funds saw outflows for the third consecutive week. The quantum of outflows came in at $73 million last week.
Profitability analysis of Pinnacle Entertainment
Pinnacle Entertainment’s compounded annual growth rate of adjusted property EBITDA over a three-year period ending on December 31, 2013, stood at 20.2%.
What is Pinnacle Entertainment’s forward valuation?
As of November 28, 2014, Pinnacle Entertainment’s one year forward EV/EBITDA stood at 9.2x compared to its peer group average of 7.6x.
Institutional investors dominate at Pinnacle Entertainment
Pinnacle Entertainment (PNK) has approximately 59.2 million outstanding shares, with free float of 57 million shares. Institutional investors hold around 122% of the float.
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Revenue breakdown for Pinnacle Entertainment
Pinnacle Entertainment’s gaming revenues represented 89% of total revenues generated by the company for the trailing twelve months ending September 30, 2014.
Pinnacle Entertainment’s use of capital
Capital employment Casino companies fund their acquisitions with a significant amount of debt capital. ROIC (return on invested capital) is an important metric that shows how effectively a company makes use of its capital. To calculate ROIC, divide EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) by the employed capital. A higher ratio denotes that more profit […]
An overview of Penn National Gaming’s diverse holdings
PENN’s operated facilities feature ~31,000 gaming machines, 760 table games, and 3,100 hotel rooms. PENN owns and operates gaming and racing facilities with a focus on slot machines.
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Performance metric Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN) defines adjusted EBITDA as earnings before interest, taxes, stock compensation, debt-extinguishment charges, impairment charges, insurance recoveries and deductible charges, depreciation and amortization, gain or loss on disposal of assets, and other income or expenses. Adjusted EBITDAR is adjusted EBITDA excluding rent expenses such as those associated with PENN’s […]
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Relational Investors goes activist on Manitowoc
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US unemployment rate hits six-year low, another plus for leisure
The US unemployment rate increased slightly in January to 5.7% compared to 5.6% in December. The number of new jobs in January was expected to be 234,000.
Las Vegas sees pricing improvements, visitor arrivals remain flat
Revenue per available room (or RevPar) was $122.03 in January 2015, up 10.2% year-on-year. RevPAR increased on account of pricing improvements at the Strip.
Liquidity analysis for Pinnacle Entertainment
The current ratio for Pinnacle Entertainment (PNK) had declined severely to 0.7 as of September 30, 2014, from 2.9 as of December 31, 2012.
Key financials for Pinnacle Entertainment
Wall Street analysts expect Pinnacle Entertainment’s adjusted net profit for 2015E to be about $92 million with a growth rate of 34.9%.
Pinnacle Entertainment’s cost structure
Pinnacle Entertainment (PNK) incurs direct costs in gaming, food and beverage, lodging, retail, entertainment, and other areas.
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Casino gaming is the largest part of the commercial gaming market. It continues to grow in popularity. There has been a surge in demand for casino games. As a result, new casino destinations have been created. Existing casinos have also been expanded.