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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.03
LIN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
50% of the 538 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. LIN: 0.03 )
LIN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.03

Equity to Asset 0.08
LIN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
51% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. LIN: 0.08 )
LIN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.24   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.08

-0.24
0.42
Interest Coverage 1.59
LIN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
50% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. LIN: 1.59 )
LIN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 9999.99
Current: 1.59

0.5
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.34
M-Score: -2.79
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 7.76
LIN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.94 vs. LIN: 7.76 )
LIN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -238.22   Max: 31.37
Current: 7.76

-238.22
31.37
Net-margin (%) -1.21
LIN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.17 vs. LIN: -1.21 )
LIN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -207.69   Max: 24.24
Current: -1.21

-207.69
24.24
ROE (%) -9.22
LIN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. LIN: -9.22 )
LIN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -355.76   Max: 10.92
Current: -9.22

-355.76
10.92
ROA (%) -0.73
LIN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. LIN: -0.73 )
LIN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -58.59   Max: 12.86
Current: -0.73

-58.59
12.86
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.03
LIN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 19.49 vs. LIN: 19.03 )
LIN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -459.68   Max: 96.36
Current: 19.03

-459.68
96.36
Revenue Growth (%) 16.80
LIN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. LIN: 16.80 )
LIN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.3   Max: 17.1
Current: 16.8

-15.3
17.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 5.40
LIN's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. LIN: 5.40 )
LIN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -39.6   Max: 44.7
Current: 5.4

-39.6
44.7
EPS Growth (%) 63.50
LIN's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. LIN: 63.50 )
LIN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -28.5   Max: 194.4
Current: 63.5

-28.5
194.4
» LIN's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

LIN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 8,390 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,226,914 sh (+96.23%)
Leon Cooperman 600,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,611,464 sh (-2.29%)
Jim Simons 443,900 sh (-2.65%)
Steven Cohen 659,063 sh (-40.37%)
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Q1 2014

LIN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Leon Cooperman 1,071,448 sh (+78.57%)
Steven Cohen 1,105,934 sh (+67.8%)
Mario Gabelli 1,887,560 sh (+17.13%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Jim Simons 290,800 sh (-34.49%)
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Q2 2014

LIN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 9,678 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 563,888 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 450,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 1,742,190 sh (-7.7%)
Jim Simons 137,700 sh (-52.65%)
Leon Cooperman 377,408 sh (-64.78%)
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Q3 2014

LIN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Mario Gabelli 1,859,193 sh (+6.72%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,715 sh (+0.38%)
Leon Cooperman 377,408 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LIN

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Leon Cooperman 2014-06-30 Reduce -64.78%0.25%$23.43 - $27.65 $ 23.89-5%377408
Leon Cooperman 2014-03-31 Add 78.57%0.17%$20.28 - $28.71 $ 23.891%1071448
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.12%$20.97 - $28.26 $ 23.89-5%0
Leon Cooperman 2013-09-30 New Buy0.18%$14.9 - $20.41 $ 23.8944%600000
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 New Buy0.16%$10.25 - $16.08 $ 23.8993%1689215
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.12%$10.25 - $16.08 $ 23.8993%187234
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Guru Investment Theses on LIN Media LLC

Mario Gabelli Comments on LIN Media LLC - Oct 28, 2014

LIN Media LLC (0.3%) (LIN)($22.20 - NYSE) is a Providence, Rhode Island based multimedia company with forty-three television stations and seven digital channels in over twenty U.S. markets. On March 21, 2014, Media General Inc., another broadcasting company, announced that it would acquire LIN in a $2.6 billion merger. Each shareholder of LIN can elect to receive $27.82 in cash or 1.5762 shares of the new holding company, subject to proration. On August 20, 2014, LIN and Media General announced an amendment to the merger agreement, which reduced the merger consideration to either $25.97 in cash or 1.4714 shares of the new holding company, after an affiliation change occurred at one of LIN’s stations in August. The companies also announced the planned divestitures of stations in five markets to comply with regulatory rules. The deal is expected to close by late 2014 after both companies receive shareholder and U.S. regulatory approvals.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)’s ABC Fund Q3 2014 Commentary.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on LIN Media - Apr 30, 2014

LIN Media LLC (LIN) (0.1%) (LIN - $26.50 - NYSE) is a Providence, Rhode Island based multimedia company with forty-three television stations and seven digital channels in over twenty U.S. markets. On March 21, 2014, Media General Inc., another broadcasting company, announced that it would acquire LIN in a $1.6 billion merger. Each shareholder of LIN can elect to receive $27.82 in cash or 1.5762 shares of a new holding company, subject to proration. The deal has a "window-shop" period through April 25, 2014 and is expected to close in early 2015 after both companies receive shareholder and U.S. regulatory approvals.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s first quarter 2014 ABC Fund commentary.

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Top Ranked Articles about LIN Media LLC

Mario Gabelli Comments on LIN Media LLC
LIN Media LLC (0.3%) (LIN)($22.20 - NYSE) is a Providence, Rhode Island based multimedia company with forty-three television stations and seven digital channels in over twenty U.S. markets. On March 21, 2014, Media General Inc., another broadcasting company, announced that it would acquire LIN in a $2.6 billion merger. Each shareholder of LIN can elect to receive $27.82 in cash or 1.5762 shares of the new holding company, subject to proration. On August 20, 2014, LIN and Media General announced an amendment to the merger agreement, which reduced the merger consideration to either $25.97 in cash or 1.4714 shares of the new holding company, after an affiliation change occurred at one of LIN’s stations in August. The companies also announced the planned divestitures of stations in five markets to comply with regulatory rules. The deal is expected to close by late 2014 after both companies receive shareholder and U.S. regulatory approvals. Read more...
Mario Gabelli Comments on LIN Media
LIN Media LLC (LIN) (0.1%) (LIN - $26.50 - NYSE) is a Providence, Rhode Island based multimedia company with forty-three television stations and seven digital channels in over twenty U.S. markets. On March 21, 2014, Media General Inc., another broadcasting company, announced that it would acquire LIN in a $1.6 billion merger. Each shareholder of LIN can elect to receive $27.82 in cash or 1.5762 shares of a new holding company, subject to proration. The deal has a "window-shop" period through April 25, 2014 and is expected to close in early 2015 after both companies receive shareholder and U.S. regulatory approvals. Read more...
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Ratios

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history
P/B 13.90
LIN's P/B is ranked higher than
57% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.76 vs. LIN: 13.90 )
LIN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 19.51
Current: 13.9

0.11
19.51
P/S 1.80
LIN's P/S is ranked higher than
72% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. LIN: 1.80 )
LIN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 3.81
Current: 1.8

0.08
3.81
PFCF 19.30
LIN's PFCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 84.35 vs. LIN: 19.30 )
LIN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 76.38
Current: 19.3

0.56
76.38
EV-to-EBIT 39.48
LIN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 25.73 vs. LIN: 39.48 )
LIN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -7.6   Max: 66.2
Current: 39.48

-7.6
66.2
Current Ratio 1.80
LIN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. LIN: 1.80 )
LIN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 1.97
Current: 1.8

0.44
1.97
Quick Ratio 1.80
LIN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. LIN: 1.80 )
LIN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 1.97
Current: 1.8

0.44
1.97

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.47
LIN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 vs. LIN: 1.47 )
LIN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 3.76
Current: 1.47

0.47
3.76
Price/Median PS Value 1.61
LIN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. LIN: 1.61 )
LIN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 5.21
Current: 1.61

0.12
5.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.50
LIN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
69% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. LIN: 2.50 )
LIN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 16.6
Current: 2.5

1.5
16.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 8.91
LIN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
80% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.06 vs. LIN: 8.91 )
LIN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -85.7   Max: 39.6
Current: 8.91

-85.7
39.6

Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Broadcasting - TV
Compare:TV, CBS, GTN, SKDTY, TVBCY » details
Traded in other countries:L2M.Germany
LIN Media LLC, formerly LIN TV Corp., was incorporated on February 11, 1998. The Company is a local multimedia company that operates or services approximately 43 television stations and seven digital channels in 23 U.S. markets, and a diverse portfolio of web sites, apps and mobile products. Its television stations deliver superior local news, community service, and popular sports and entertainment programming to viewers, reaching U.S. television homes. All of its television stations are affiliated with a national broadcast network and are primarily located in the top 75 Designated Market Areas as measured by Nielsen Media Research. Its digital media division operates from 31 markets across the country, including New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit and Washington D.C. The Company provides free, over-the-air broadcasts of its programming 24 hours per day to the communities its are licensed to serve. In its local markets, it competes directly against other local broadcast stations and cable networks carried on cable, satellite television and telecommunication systems for audience. It also competes with online video services, including local news websites and websites such as hulu.com, Netflix and Amazon Prime. Its television operations are subject to the jurisdiction of the FCC.
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Mario Gabelli Comments on LIN Media LLC Oct 28 2014 
Mario Gabelli's ABC Fund Q3 2014 Commentary Oct 28 2014 
Mario Gabelli Comments on LIN Media Apr 30 2014 
Morning Coffee: Real-Time Guru Picks Apr 02 2014 
Mario Gabelli Lightens Load a Little in Third Quarter Oct 09 2013 
Gurus’ Real Time Stock Picks of the Week Sep 06 2013 
Steven Cohen Makes Two Large Buys into Media Companies Aug 13 2013 
LIN TV Corp. (TVL) President and CEO Vincent L Sadusky sells 3,440 Shares Dec 20 2010 
LIN TV Corp. (TVL) Sr.VP CFO Richard J Schmaeling sells 1,030 Shares Dec 20 2010 
LIN TV Corp. (TVL) President and CEO Vincent L Sadusky sells 13,600 Shares Sep 14 2010 


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