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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.02
EMMS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 538 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. EMMS: 0.02 )
EMMS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.38
Current: 0.02

0
0.38
Equity to Asset 0.09
EMMS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. EMMS: 0.09 )
EMMS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.42   Max: 0.59
Current: 0.09

-0.42
0.59
Interest Coverage 3.14
EMMS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
57% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. EMMS: 3.14 )
EMMS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 3.94
Current: 3.14

0.34
3.94
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: -0.72
M-Score: -2.19
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 12.94
EMMS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 8.94 vs. EMMS: 12.94 )
EMMS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -99.94   Max: 36.59
Current: 12.94

-99.94
36.59
Net-margin (%) 18.61
EMMS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 5.17 vs. EMMS: 18.61 )
EMMS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -82.36   Max: 92.36
Current: 18.61

-82.36
92.36
ROE (%) 174.71
EMMS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. EMMS: 174.71 )
EMMS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -255.73   Max: 337.51
Current: 174.71

-255.73
337.51
ROA (%) 13.12
EMMS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. EMMS: 13.12 )
EMMS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -29.27   Max: 21.45
Current: 13.12

-29.27
21.45
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 57.64
EMMS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 19.49 vs. EMMS: 57.64 )
EMMS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -370.8   Max: 333.33
Current: 57.64

-370.8
333.33
Revenue Growth (%) -12.40
EMMS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. EMMS: -12.40 )
EMMS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -17   Max: 27.2
Current: -12.4

-17
27.2
EBITDA Growth (%) -7.40
EMMS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. EMMS: -7.40 )
EMMS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -24.8   Max: 39.3
Current: -7.4

-24.8
39.3
» EMMS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

EMMS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Mario Gabelli 90,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 517,100 sh (-1.92%)
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Q1 2014

EMMS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 639,143 sh (+23.6%)
Mario Gabelli 90,000 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2014

EMMS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 712,900 sh (+11.54%)
Mario Gabelli 90,000 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2014

EMMS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 722,300 sh (+1.32%)
Mario Gabelli 90,000 sh (unchged)
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EMMSP15.063.806.25% Series A Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 2.40
EMMS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
99% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 41.90 vs. EMMS: 2.40 )
EMMS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 23.22
Current: 2.4

0.94
23.22
P/B 2.10
EMMS's P/B is ranked higher than
75% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 2.76 vs. EMMS: 2.10 )
EMMS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 52.83
Current: 2.1

0.06
52.83
P/S 0.40
EMMS's P/S is ranked higher than
94% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. EMMS: 0.40 )
EMMS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 2.47
Current: 0.4

0.03
2.47
PFCF 6.10
EMMS's PFCF is ranked higher than
96% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 84.35 vs. EMMS: 6.10 )
EMMS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 24.73
Current: 6.1

0.21
24.73
EV-to-EBIT 14.11
EMMS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 25.73 vs. EMMS: 14.11 )
EMMS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -3.1   Max: 54.7
Current: 14.11

-3.1
54.7
Current Ratio 1.20
EMMS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. EMMS: 1.20 )
EMMS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 4.95
Current: 1.2

0.68
4.95
Quick Ratio 1.20
EMMS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. EMMS: 1.20 )
EMMS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 4.95
Current: 1.2

0.68
4.95

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.70
EMMS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
92% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 vs. EMMS: 0.70 )
EMMS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 7.47
Current: 0.7

0.02
7.47
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
EMMS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. EMMS: 1.10 )
EMMS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 15.19
Current: 1.1

0.08
15.19
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.10
EMMS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
83% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. EMMS: 7.10 )
EMMS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 8.2
Current: 7.1

1.8
8.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 43.45
EMMS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
78% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 5.06 vs. EMMS: 43.45 )
EMMS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.8   Max: 490.2
Current: 43.45

-6.8
490.2

Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Broadcasting - Radio
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Traded in other countries:EC2.Germany
Emmis Communications Corp is a diversified media company engaged in radio broadcasting. The Company operates in two business segments: Radio and Publishing. It owns 18 FM and 3 AM radio stations in New York, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Austin, Indianapolis and Terre Haute, IN and operates two additional stations in New York. In addition to the other radio broadcasting operations, it owns and operates Network Indiana, a radio network that provides news and other programming to 90 affiliated radio stations in Indiana.
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