Cedar Fair

Cedar Fair is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio, and one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. The Partnership owns and operates 11 amusement parks, six outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and five hotels. Amusement parks in the company’s northern region include two in Ohio: Cedar Point, consistently voted “Best Amusement Park in the World” in Amusement Today polls, and Kings Island; as well as Canada’s Wonderland, near Toronto; Dorney Park, PA; Valleyfair, MN; and Michigan’s Adventure, MI. In the southern region are Kings Dominion, VA; Carowinds, NC; and Worlds of Fun, MO. Western parks in California include: Knott’s Berry Farm; Great America; and Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, which is managed under contract.
Company Growth (employees)
Sandusky, US
Size (employees)
2,100 (est)
Cedar Fair was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Sandusky, US

Cedar Fair Office Locations

Cedar Fair has an office in Sandusky
Sandusky, US (HQ)
1 Cedar Point Dr

Cedar Fair Data and Metrics

Cedar Fair Financial Metrics

Cedar Fair's revenue was reported to be $1.3 b in FY, 2016 which is a 4% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

1.3 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

177.7 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

316.9 m

Market capitalization (22-Aug-2017)

3.8 b

Cash (31-Dec-2016)

122.7 m
Cedar Fair's current market capitalization is $3.8 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


1.1 b1.2 b1.2 b1.3 b

Revenue growth, %


General and administrative expense

181.8 m

Operating expense total

181.8 m


301.8 m278.3 m295.3 m316.9 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

103.1 m96.3 m86.8 m83.9 m

Interest income

177 k

Pre tax profit

249.1 m

Net Income

108.2 m104.2 m112.2 m177.7 m
USDY, 2009Y, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012Y, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015FY, 2016


11.9 m9.8 m35.5 m78.8 m118.1 m131.8 m119.6 m122.7 m


26.1 m25.9 m25 m26.3 m

Current Assets

186.5 m203.7 m196.2 m195.7 m


238.1 m228.3 m210.8 m179.7 m

Accounts Payable

13.2 m23.9 m17.1 m20.9 m

Total Debt

1.9 b1.9 b

Current Liabilities

158.8 m198.2 m198.7 m242.7 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

108.2 m104.2 m112.2 m177.7 m

Depreciation and Amortization

122.5 m124.3 m125.6 m131.9 m

Accounts Payable

174 k884 k3.2 m(407 k)

Cash From Operating Activities

324.5 m337.1 m342.2 m357.4 m

Capital Expenditures

(120.4 m)(166.7 m)(175.9 m)(160.7 m)

Free Cash Flow

444.9 m503.8 m518.1 m196.8 m

Cedar Fair Market Value History

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Cedar Fair Online and Social Media Presence

Cedar Fair News and Updates

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