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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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.01
NYSE:MEG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
98% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. NYSE:MEG: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NYSE:MEG' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.02 Max: 10.8
Current: 0.01
0
10.8
Equity to Asset 0.33
NYSE:MEG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
73% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. NYSE:MEG: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NYSE:MEG' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.28  Med: 0.35 Max: 0.7
Current: 0.33
-0.28
0.7
Interest Coverage 0.57
NYSE:MEG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
97% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 20.91 vs. NYSE:MEG: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:MEG' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 2.6 Max: 7.09
Current: 0.57
0.57
7.09
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.97
M-Score: -2.34
WACC vs ROIC
8.36%
0.93%
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 : 6/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 4.78
NYSE:MEG's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.01 vs. NYSE:MEG: 4.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NYSE:MEG' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -108.43  Med: 12.37 Max: 24.32
Current: 4.78
-108.43
24.32
Net-margin (%) -2.97
NYSE:MEG's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.48 vs. NYSE:MEG: -2.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NYSE:MEG' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -79.24  Med: 1.73 Max: 59.55
Current: -2.97
-79.24
59.55
ROE (%) -2.87
NYSE:MEG's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.53 vs. NYSE:MEG: -2.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NYSE:MEG' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -118.3  Med: 1.18 Max: 105.04
Current: -2.87
-118.3
105.04
ROA (%) -0.94
NYSE:MEG's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. NYSE:MEG: -0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NYSE:MEG' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.21  Med: 0.47 Max: 9.17
Current: -0.94
-33.21
9.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.38
NYSE:MEG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 18.17 vs. NYSE:MEG: 10.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NYSE:MEG' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -154.59  Med: 11.98 Max: 28.25
Current: 10.38
-154.59
28.25
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 44.60
NYSE:MEG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. NYSE:MEG: 44.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:MEG' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -62.4  Med: 1.2 Max: 57.1
Current: 44.6
-62.4
57.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 21.30
NYSE:MEG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. NYSE:MEG: 21.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:MEG' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.8  Med: 1.7 Max: 79.6
Current: 21.3
-48.8
79.6
» NYSE:MEG's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-11-05)


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

MEG Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 14,200 sh (New)
John Rogers 2,711,983 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 920,000 sh (+37.27%)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 2,543,360 sh (-2.09%)
Mario Gabelli 6,060,085 sh (-5.95%)
Warren Buffett 3,471,309 sh (-25.29%)
Chuck Royce 233,196 sh (-62.91%)
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Q4 2015

MEG Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Chuck Royce 305,739 sh (+31.11%)
Warren Buffett 3,471,309 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Rogers 2,704,268 sh (-0.28%)
Mario Gabelli 5,980,246 sh (-1.32%)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 2,413,378 sh (-5.11%)
Steven Cohen 387,500 sh (-57.88%)
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Q1 2016

MEG Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jeremy Grantham 3,508,945 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 1,189,371 sh (New)
Warren Buffett 3,471,309 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
John Rogers Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 5,697,346 sh (-4.73%)
Chuck Royce 261,800 sh (-14.37%)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 1,880,148 sh (-22.09%)
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Q2 2016

MEG Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Leucadia National 139,182 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 4,431,968 sh (+26.30%)
Paul Tudor Jones 1,460,171 sh (+22.77%)
Warren Buffett 3,471,309 sh (unchged)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 1,676,146 sh (-10.85%)
Mario Gabelli 5,019,728 sh (-11.89%)
Chuck Royce 117,272 sh (-55.21%)
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Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Broadcasting - TV
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Media General Inc is a provider of news, information and entertainment across network-affiliated television stations, digital media and mobile platforms, serving consumers and advertisers in local markets in the Southeastern United States.

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.

Ratios

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history
Forward P/E 21.05
MEG's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
71% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.75 vs. MEG: 21.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.61
MEG's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. MEG: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MEG' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 1.05 Max: 6470
Current: 1.61
0.09
6470
P/S 1.65
MEG's P/S is ranked higher than
57% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. MEG: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MEG' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.71 Max: 7.8
Current: 1.65
0.04
7.8
PFCF 57.68
MEG's PFCF is ranked lower than
90% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.72 vs. MEG: 57.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MEG' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 12.61 Max: 15620
Current: 57.68
0.46
15620
POCF 23.18
MEG's POCF is ranked lower than
85% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 11.00 vs. MEG: 23.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MEG' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 5.4 Max: 167.73
Current: 23.18
0.29
167.73
EV-to-EBIT 68.34
MEG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
91% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.16 vs. MEG: 68.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MEG' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -110.3  Med: 15.2 Max: 103.2
Current: 68.34
-110.3
103.2
EV-to-EBITDA 16.08
MEG's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
69% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 10.54 vs. MEG: 16.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MEG' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.7  Med: 9.8 Max: 33
Current: 16.08
-38.7
33
Current Ratio 2.34
MEG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. MEG: 2.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MEG' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.04  Med: 1.47 Max: 4.24
Current: 2.34
1.04
4.24
Quick Ratio 2.34
MEG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. MEG: 2.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MEG' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.41 Max: 4.24
Current: 2.34
0.93
4.24
Days Sales Outstanding 80.55
MEG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
56% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 74.16 vs. MEG: 80.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MEG' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 46.77  Med: 72.19 Max: 150.33
Current: 80.55
46.77
150.33
Days Payable 15.47
MEG's Days Payable is ranked lower than
80% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 46.90 vs. MEG: 15.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
MEG' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.47  Med: 52.49 Max: 97.54
Current: 15.47
15.47
97.54

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -66.70
MEG's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: -3.50 vs. MEG: -66.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
MEG' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -77.8  Med: -0.6 Max: 5.3
Current: -66.7
-77.8
5.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Projected FCF 1.56
MEG's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. MEG: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MEG' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 1.34 Max: 5.28
Current: 1.56
0.05
5.28
Price/Median PS Value 2.33
MEG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
89% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. MEG: 2.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MEG' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 1.97 Max: 8.64
Current: 2.33
0.07
8.64
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 1.50
MEG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. MEG: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MEG' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 4.1 Max: 15.9
Current: 1.5
1
15.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 2.53
MEG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.84 vs. MEG: 2.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MEG' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.9  Med: 14.7 Max: 204.6
Current: 2.53
-8.9
204.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,394
EPS (TTM) $ -0.33
Beta1.45
Short Percentage of Float6.36%
52-Week Range $13.28 - 18.18
Shares Outstanding (Mil)129.32

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 1,608 1,502
EPS ($) 1.25 0.85
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.25 0.85
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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