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Cineplex stock is not without its risks, of course, as the whole movie exhibition industry has been disrupted and is still in the process of settling into the new norm, whatever that will be.
With online streaming services and subscription services such as Netflix, Cineplex has had to contend with a changing customer and a changing competitive profile of its business.
But through all this, Cineplex has responded brilliantly.
From the introduction of premium-priced theatre experiences to a revamping of its in-house food services options and a focus on its Scene loyalty membership, Cineplex has been driving increased revenue per patron as well as increased brand loyalty.
Further, Cineplex has responded by diversifying into other, complementary businesses, where it can leverage its brand and its expertise — businesses such as e-gaming, recreation rooms, and media.
Cineplex is a cash flow business, and the latest quarter shows this fact clearly. Free cash flow increased almost 16%, and free cash flow as a percentage of revenue was a strong 19%.
Revenue per patron increased 3.6% and costs declined nicely.
The dividend was maintained, as it is easily covered by cash flow, and the dividend yield is almost 7%.
“Other” revenue increased 2.8%, with the media segment declining 6.8%, as the company continues to struggle with variability in the advertising market.
Importantly, “other” revenue now accounts for almost 30% of Cineplex’s total revenue. As this higher-growth segment gears up and as we see increased visibility, we should see the stock strengthen.
Cineplex stock currently offers investors strong cash flows, a steady anchor in the movie exhibition business, and a fast-growing presence in the lucrative e-gaming world.
Considering the company’s increasing diversification, its strong cash flows and its growing presence in the e-gaming world, this entertainment stock is increasingly well positioned to capture the entertainment needs of the young and old, the millennials and the baby boomers.
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