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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
97% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. EMMS: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
EMMS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.02 Max: 0.18
Current: 0.02
0
0.18
Equity to Asset -0.17
EMMS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
94% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. EMMS: -0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
EMMS' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.4  Med: 0.18 Max: 0.59
Current: -0.17
-0.4
0.59
Interest Coverage 1.04
EMMS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
92% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 14.55 vs. EMMS: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
EMMS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 0.91 Max: 3.14
Current: 1.04
0.49
3.14
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: -1.85
M-Score: -2.76
WACC vs ROIC
5.44%
7.47%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 8.50
EMMS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 7.23 vs. EMMS: 8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
EMMS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -99.94  Med: 6.82 Max: 16.62
Current: 8.5
-99.94
16.62
Net-margin (%) 0.91
EMMS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 4.17 vs. EMMS: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
EMMS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -82.36  Med: 0.27 Max: 31.59
Current: 0.91
-82.36
31.59
ROA (%) 0.64
EMMS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. EMMS: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
EMMS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.27  Med: 0.27 Max: 16.5
Current: 0.64
-33.27
16.5
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 39.26
EMMS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 16.93 vs. EMMS: 39.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
EMMS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -355.86  Med: 30.93 Max: 61.28
Current: 39.26
-355.86
61.28
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.60
EMMS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. EMMS: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EMMS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17  Med: -1.70 Max: 28.2
Current: 0.6
-17
28.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 8.90
EMMS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. EMMS: 8.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EMMS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.7  Med: -0.65 Max: 39.3
Current: 8.9
-24.7
39.3
» EMMS's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-07-09)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

EMMS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Mario Gabelli 90,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 602,063 sh (-3.55%)
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Q3 2015

EMMS Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Mario Gabelli 90,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 567,062 sh (-5.81%)
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Q4 2015

EMMS Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 610,100 sh (+7.59%)
Mario Gabelli 90,000 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2016

EMMS Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 619,600 sh (+1.56%)
Mario Gabelli 90,000 sh (unchged)
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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
EMMSP1.719.516.25% Series A Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock

Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Broadcasting - Radio
Compare:JSE:AME, NAS:SBSA, NZSE:TTK, ASX:PNW, LSE:IME » details
Traded in other countries:EC2.Germany,
Emmis Communications Corp is a diversified media company, engaged in radio broadcasting. It owns 19 FM and 4 AM radio stations in New York, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Austin, Indianapolis and Terre Haute, IN.

Emmis Communications Corp was founded in 1979. It is a diversified media company, engaged in radio broadcasting. It owns 19 FM and 4 AM radio stations in New York, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Austin, Indianapolis and Terre Haute, IN. One of the FM radio stations that the Company currently owns in New York is operated pursuant to a Local Marketing Agreement ("LMA") whereby a third party provides the programming for the station and sells all advertising within that programming. It also developed and licenses TagStation, a cloud-based software platform that allows a broadcaster to manage album art, meta data and enhanced advertising on its various broadcasts, and developed NextRadio, a smartphone application that marries over-the-air FM radio broadcasts with visual and interactive features on smartphones. In addition to its radio properties, the Company publishes several city and regional magazines. Its publishing operations consist of Texas Monthly, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Indianapolis Monthly, Cincinnati, and Orange Coast. The Company's operations are aligned into three business segments: Radio, Publishing and Corporate & Emerging Technologies. Emerging Technologies includes TagStation, NextRadio and Digonex businesses. The Company's segments operate exclusively in the United States. The Company competes with the other broadcasting stations in their respective market areas, as well as with other advertising media such as newspapers, cable, magazines, outdoor advertising, transit advertising, the Internet, satellite radio, direct marketing and mobile and wireless device marketing.

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 17.00
EMMS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
58% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 20.14 vs. EMMS: 17.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
EMMS' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 2.85 Max: 23.45
Current: 17
0.94
23.45
PE(NRI) 17.00
EMMS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
60% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 20.42 vs. EMMS: 17.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
EMMS' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 2.97 Max: 164.5
Current: 17
1
164.5
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 5.00
EMMS's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
87% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 18.18 vs. EMMS: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
EMMS' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 3.76 Max: 38.71
Current: 5
1.02
38.71
P/S 0.10
EMMS's P/S is ranked higher than
98% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. EMMS: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
EMMS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.33 Max: 3.35
Current: 0.1
0.03
3.35
PFCF 1.09
EMMS's PFCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 15.30 vs. EMMS: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
EMMS' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 5.05 Max: 99.52
Current: 1.09
0.21
99.52
POCF 0.95
EMMS's POCF is ranked higher than
96% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 10.59 vs. EMMS: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
EMMS' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 4.89 Max: 330
Current: 0.95
0.18
330
EV-to-EBIT 14.68
EMMS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
53% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 15.58 vs. EMMS: 14.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EMMS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -151.7  Med: 16.20 Max: 192.8
Current: 14.68
-151.7
192.8
EV-to-EBITDA 11.47
EMMS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
53% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 10.83 vs. EMMS: 11.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
EMMS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.9  Med: 13.10 Max: 91.3
Current: 11.47
-10.9
91.3
Current Ratio 1.01
EMMS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. EMMS: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
EMMS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.01  Med: 1.28 Max: 2.23
Current: 1.01
1.01
2.23
Quick Ratio 1.01
EMMS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. EMMS: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
EMMS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.01  Med: 1.28 Max: 2.23
Current: 1.01
1.01
2.23
Days Sales Outstanding 55.05
EMMS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
60% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 67.40 vs. EMMS: 55.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
EMMS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.61  Med: 55.30 Max: 63.35
Current: 55.05
44.61
63.35

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 0.48
EMMS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. EMMS: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
EMMS' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.50 Max: 5.81
Current: 0.48
0.02
5.81
Price/Median PS Value 0.31
EMMS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. EMMS: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
EMMS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 4.01 Max: 12.38
Current: 0.31
0.11
12.38
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.80
EMMS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. EMMS: 6.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
EMMS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 5.10 Max: 10.3
Current: 6.8
0.5
10.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 178.82
EMMS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 9.36 vs. EMMS: 178.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
EMMS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.5  Med: 32.10 Max: 482.4
Current: 178.82
-5.5
482.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $231.4
EPS (TTM) $ 0.03
Beta0.43
Short Percentage of Float0.07%
52-Week Range $0.43 - 1.49
Shares Outstanding (Mil)48.47
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Headlines

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June 2014 Value Idea Contest Announcement Jul 25 2014 
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Emmis Communications Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Jan 11 2011 
Emmis Communications Corp. (EMMS) Chairman and CEO, 10% Owner Jeffrey H Smulyan sells 207,996 Shares Nov 12 2010 
Emmis Communications Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Oct 15 2010 

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