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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
LIN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. LIN: 0.02 )
LIN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.02

Equity to Asset 0.09
LIN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
51% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. LIN: 0.09 )
LIN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.24   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.09

-0.24
0.42
Interest Coverage 1.59
LIN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 270 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: 0.15
M-Score: -1.87
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 14.30
LIN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9.67 vs. LIN: 14.30 )
LIN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -238.22   Max: 31.37
Current: 14.3

-238.22
31.37
Net-margin (%) 23.43
LIN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.18 vs. LIN: 23.43 )
LIN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -207.69   Max: 26.7
Current: 23.43

-207.69
26.7
ROE (%) 263.48
LIN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.61 vs. LIN: 263.48 )
LIN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -355.76   Max: 10.4
Current: 263.48

-355.76
10.4
ROA (%) 13.41
LIN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.86 vs. LIN: 13.41 )
LIN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -58.59   Max: 12.89
Current: 13.41

-58.59
12.89
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 43.18
LIN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 20.34 vs. LIN: 43.18 )
LIN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -460.16   Max: 96.36
Current: 43.18

-460.16
96.36
Revenue Growth (%) 16.80
LIN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. LIN: 16.80 )
LIN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -18.1   Max: 17.1
Current: 16.8

-18.1
17.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 5.70
LIN's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. LIN: 5.70 )
LIN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -39.6   Max: 38.3
Current: 5.7

-39.6
38.3
EPS Growth (%) 63.50
LIN's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 329 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
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

LIN Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 625,234 sh (New)
Leon Cooperman 600,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,105,266 sh (+171.71%)
Jim Simons 456,000 sh (+14.02%)
Joel Greenblatt 188,607 sh (+0.73%)
Mario Gabelli 1,649,208 sh (-2.37%)
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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%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 290,800 sh (-34.49%)
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Q2 2014

LIN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jeremy Grantham 563,888 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,678 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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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 $ 22.1-12%377408
Leon Cooperman 2014-03-31 Add 78.57%0.17%$20.28 - $28.71 $ 22.1-7%1071448
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.12%$20.97 - $28.26 $ 22.1-12%0
Leon Cooperman 2013-09-30 New Buy0.18%$14.9 - $20.41 $ 22.133%600000
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 New Buy0.16%$10.25 - $16.08 $ 22.178%1689215
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.12%$10.25 - $16.08 $ 22.178%187234
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Guru Investment Theses on LIN Media LLC

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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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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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 7.60
LIN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
97% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 32.30 vs. LIN: 7.60 )
LIN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.04   Max: 33.21
Current: 7.6

2.04
33.21
P/B 11.60
LIN's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. LIN: 11.60 )
LIN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 19.51
Current: 11.6

0.11
19.51
P/S 1.70
LIN's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. LIN: 1.70 )
LIN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 3.83
Current: 1.7

0.08
3.83
PFCF 43.90
LIN's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 67.25 vs. LIN: 43.90 )
LIN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 76.38
Current: 43.9

0.56
76.38
EV-to-EBIT 22.93
LIN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 21.88 vs. LIN: 22.93 )
LIN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6   Max: 66.6
Current: 22.93

6
66.6
PEG 1.51
LIN's PEG is ranked higher than
93% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LIN: 1.51 )
LIN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 55.38
Current: 1.51

0
55.38
Current Ratio 0.95
LIN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. LIN: 0.95 )
LIN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 1.89
Current: 0.95

0.4
1.89
Quick Ratio 0.95
LIN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. LIN: 0.95 )
LIN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 1.89
Current: 0.95

0.4
1.89

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.40
LIN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.68 vs. LIN: 1.40 )
LIN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 2.32
Current: 1.4

0.47
2.32
Price/Median PS Value 1.55
LIN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. LIN: 1.55 )
LIN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 5.02
Current: 1.55

0.12
5.02
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.40
LIN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
65% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. LIN: 4.40 )
LIN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 16.6
Current: 4.4

1.5
16.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.48
LIN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
75% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.49 vs. LIN: 5.48 )
LIN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -19.7   Max: 39.7
Current: 5.48

-19.7
39.7

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, and LIN Television Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of LIN TV Corp., was incorporated on June 18, 1990. 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.
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Mario Gabelli Comments on LIN Media Apr 30 2014 
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Mario Gabelli Lightens Load a Little in Third Quarter Oct 09 2013 
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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 
LIN TV Corp. (TVL) President and CEO Vincent L Sadusky sells 1,360 Shares Jul 07 2010 
LIN TV Corp. (TVL) President and CEO Vincent L Sadusky sells 1,210 Shares Jul 02 2010 

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