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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
LIN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. LIN: 0.01 )
LIN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01

Equity to Asset 0.07
LIN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
52% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. LIN: 0.07 )
LIN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.22   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.07

-0.22
0.42
Interest Coverage 1.59
LIN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
51% of the 287 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: 0.24
M-Score: -1.83
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 (%) 13.79
LIN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 10.12 vs. LIN: 13.79 )
LIN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -238.22   Max: 31.37
Current: 13.79

-238.22
31.37
Net-margin (%) 24.24
LIN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.15 vs. LIN: 24.24 )
LIN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -207.69   Max: 26.7
Current: 24.24

-207.69
26.7
ROE (%) 177.40
LIN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.72 vs. LIN: 177.40 )
LIN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -39.83   Max: 177.4
Current: 177.4

-39.83
177.4
ROA (%) 12.99
LIN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 446 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. LIN: 12.99 )
LIN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -97.39   Max: 12.99
Current: 12.99

-97.39
12.99
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 28.61
LIN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 32.50 vs. LIN: 28.61 )
LIN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -523.06   Max: 70.84
Current: 28.61

-523.06
70.84
Revenue Growth (%) 16.80
LIN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 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 (%) 5.40
LIN's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. LIN: 5.40 )
LIN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -39.6   Max: 38.3
Current: 5.4

-39.6
38.3
EPS Growth (%) 63.50
LIN's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 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


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

LIN Guru Trades in

Q2 2013

LIN Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Mario Gabelli 1,689,215 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 187,234 sh (New)
Jim Simons 399,915 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 406,776 sh (New)
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Q3 2013

LIN Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Leon Cooperman 600,000 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 625,234 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%)
» More
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%)
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LIN

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.12%$20.97 - $28.26 $ 23.75-6%0
Leon Cooperman 2013-09-30 New Buy0.18%$14.9 - $20.41 $ 23.7543%600000
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 New Buy0.16%$10.25 - $16.08 $ 23.7592%1689215
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.12%$10.25 - $16.08 $ 23.7592%187234
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 8.50
LIN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
93% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 18.50 vs. LIN: 8.50 )
LIN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.04   Max: 33.21
Current: 8.5

2.04
33.21
P/B 14.90
LIN's P/B is ranked lower than
69% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. LIN: 14.90 )
LIN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 19.51
Current: 14.9

0.11
19.51
P/S 2.00
LIN's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. LIN: 2.00 )
LIN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 3.83
Current: 2

0.08
3.83
PFCF 64.20
LIN's PFCF is ranked lower than
62% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.29 vs. LIN: 64.20 )
LIN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 76.38
Current: 64.2

0.56
76.38
EV-to-EBIT 25.60
LIN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
56% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.13 vs. LIN: 25.60 )
LIN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6   Max: 66.6
Current: 25.6

6
66.6
PEG 1.70
LIN's PEG is ranked higher than
71% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. LIN: 1.70 )
LIN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 55.38
Current: 1.7

0
55.38

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.00
LIN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
50% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. LIN: 2.00 )
LIN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 2.37
Current: 2

0.81
2.37
Price/Median PS Value 1.70
LIN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. LIN: 1.70 )
LIN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 3.15
Current: 1.7

0.12
3.15
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.90
LIN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
54% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. LIN: 3.90 )
LIN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 16.6
Current: 3.9

1.5
16.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.64
LIN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
74% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.08 vs. LIN: 3.64 )
LIN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -19.7   Max: 39.7
Current: 3.64

-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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