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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 0.03
MEG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 538 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. MEG: 0.03 )
MEG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 10.8
Current: 0.03

0
10.8
Equity to Asset 0.41
MEG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
68% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. MEG: 0.41 )
MEG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.28   Max: 0.7
Current: 0.41

-0.28
0.7
Interest Coverage 2.67
MEG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
55% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. MEG: 2.67 )
MEG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 7.09
Current: 2.67

0.41
7.09
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.32
M-Score: -0.26
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 15.16
MEG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9.93 vs. MEG: 15.16 )
MEG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -108.43   Max: 24.32
Current: 15.16

-108.43
24.32
Net-margin (%) 3.59
MEG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.05 vs. MEG: 3.59 )
MEG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -79.24   Max: 127.19
Current: 3.59

-79.24
127.19
ROE (%) 3.60
MEG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 511 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.17 vs. MEG: 3.60 )
MEG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -118.3   Max: 97.48
Current: 3.6

-118.3
97.48
ROA (%) 1.23
MEG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. MEG: 1.23 )
MEG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -33.21   Max: 41.4
Current: 1.23

-33.21
41.4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 29.31
MEG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 536 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 23.59 vs. MEG: 29.31 )
MEG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -153.98   Max: 41.76
Current: 29.31

-153.98
41.76
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -32.40
MEG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. MEG: -32.40 )
MEG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -32.4   Max: 11.6
Current: -32.4

-32.4
11.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -36.40
MEG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. MEG: -36.40 )
MEG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -48.8   Max: 44.4
Current: -36.4

-48.8
44.4
» MEG's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

MEG Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Pioneer Investments 664,861 sh (New)
Jim Simons 168,100 sh (New)
Warren Buffett 4,646,220 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 10,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 5,366,175 sh (-0.56%)
Chuck Royce 225,343 sh (-61.04%)
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Q1 2014

MEG Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 12,935 sh (New)
Ruane Cunniff 10,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 664,861 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,646,220 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 5,338,908 sh (-0.51%)
Chuck Royce 150,000 sh (-33.43%)
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Q2 2014

MEG Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 155,800 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 223,000 sh (+48.67%)
Steven Cohen 94,700 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,646,220 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 5,232,108 sh (-2%)
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Q3 2014

MEG Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 29,412 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 351,500 sh (+57.62%)
Warren Buffett 4,646,220 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 5,134,040 sh (-1.87%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MEG

(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
Ruane Cunniff 2014-06-30 Sold Out $15.09 - $20.45 $ 14.84-13%0
Warren Buffett 2012-09-30 New Buy0.03%$3.88 - $5.35 $ 14.84215%4646220
Ruane Cunniff 2012-09-30 New Buy$3.88 - $5.35 $ 14.84215%10000
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 93.40
MEG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 42.90 vs. MEG: 93.40 )
MEG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 473
Current: 93.4

1.05
473
Forward P/E 25.00
MEG's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 29.59 vs. MEG: 25.00 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 93.80
MEG's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
72% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 43.90 vs. MEG: 93.80 )
MEG' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.97   Max: 473
Current: 93.8

2.97
473
P/B 1.70
MEG's P/B is ranked higher than
79% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. MEG: 1.70 )
MEG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 3.73
Current: 1.7

0.09
3.73
P/S 0.70
MEG's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. MEG: 0.70 )
MEG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 9.95
Current: 0.7

0.04
9.95
PFCF 497.60
MEG's PFCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 56.14 vs. MEG: 497.60 )
MEG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 578.67
Current: 497.6

0.46
578.67
POCF 44.12
MEG's POCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.97 vs. MEG: 44.12 )
MEG' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 147.81
Current: 44.12

0.3
147.81
EV-to-EBIT 25.67
MEG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 23.95 vs. MEG: 25.67 )
MEG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -88.6   Max: 73.7
Current: 25.67

-88.6
73.7
Current Ratio 1.59
MEG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. MEG: 1.59 )
MEG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 4.24
Current: 1.59

1.04
4.24
Quick Ratio 1.59
MEG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. MEG: 1.59 )
MEG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 4.24
Current: 1.59

0.91
4.24
Days Sales Outstanding 68.16
MEG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 78.74 vs. MEG: 68.16 )
MEG' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 38.88   Max: 149.13
Current: 68.16

38.88
149.13

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.49
MEG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.36 vs. MEG: 1.49 )
MEG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 5.7
Current: 1.49

0.05
5.7
Price/Median PS Value 3.16
MEG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. MEG: 3.16 )
MEG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 11.14
Current: 3.16

0.07
11.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.80
MEG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
73% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. MEG: 3.80 )
MEG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 23.1
Current: 3.8

1.4
23.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.53
MEG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
68% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 13.24 vs. MEG: 1.53 )
MEG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.8   Max: 204.6
Current: 1.53

-5.8
204.6

Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Broadcasting - TV
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Media General Inc was incorporated as Legacy Media General in Virginia and became a public company in 1969. The Company owns or operates 31 network-affiliated broadcast television stations as well as related websites and mobile news applications. The Company's network affiliations include twelve CBS stations, nine NBC stations, seven ABC stations, one FOX station, one CW station and one MyNetworkTV station. Media General's stations operate across 28 markets, reaching approximately 16.5 million, or 14 percent, of U.S. TV households. The ownership, operation and sale of television stations are subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Communications Commission, which acts under the authority granted by the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.
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