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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 0.02
MEG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
96% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. MEG: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MEG' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.02 Max: 10.8
Current: 0.02
0
10.8
Equity to Asset 0.32
MEG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
74% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. MEG: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MEG' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.28  Med: 0.37 Max: 0.7
Current: 0.32
-0.28
0.7
Interest Coverage 0.62
MEG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
98% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 29.78 vs. MEG: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MEG' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 2.60 Max: 7.09
Current: 0.62
0.41
7.09
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.85
M-Score: -1.50
WACC vs ROIC
8.16%
0.71%
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 5.68
MEG's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.33 vs. MEG: 5.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MEG' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -108.43  Med: 13.08 Max: 24.32
Current: 5.68
-108.43
24.32
Net-margin (%) -2.28
MEG's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.94 vs. MEG: -2.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MEG' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -79.24  Med: -2.13 Max: 15.74
Current: -2.28
-79.24
15.74
ROE (%) -1.96
MEG's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. MEG: -1.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MEG' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -118.3  Med: -5.78 Max: 22.39
Current: -1.96
-118.3
22.39
ROA (%) -0.65
MEG's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. MEG: -0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MEG' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.21  Med: -0.72 Max: 4.58
Current: -0.65
-33.21
4.58
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 17.17
MEG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.25 vs. MEG: 17.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MEG' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -154.59  Med: 12.18 Max: 30.49
Current: 17.17
-154.59
30.49
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -16.00
MEG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. MEG: -16.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MEG' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.6  Med: 0.10 Max: 11.6
Current: -16
-51.6
11.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -8.90
MEG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. MEG: -8.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MEG' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.8  Med: -3.85 Max: 11.3
Current: -8.9
-48.8
11.3
» MEG's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

MEG Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Steven Cohen 365,200 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 25,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 507,800 sh (+16.79%)
Mario Gabelli 6,106,040 sh (+2.21%)
Warren Buffett 4,646,220 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Leon Cooperman 75,000 sh (-63.66%)
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Q2 2015

MEG Guru Trades in Q2 2015

John Keeley 2,597,580 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 670,200 sh (+83.52%)
Chuck Royce 628,800 sh (+23.83%)
Mario Gabelli 6,443,750 sh (+5.53%)
Warren Buffett 4,646,220 sh (unchged)
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
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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%)
John Keeley 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

Mario Gabelli 5,980,246 sh (-1.32%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward P/E 11.30
MEG's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
63% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 13.85 vs. MEG: 11.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.36
MEG's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. MEG: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MEG' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 1.03 Max: 3.73
Current: 1.36
0.09
3.73
P/S 1.58
MEG's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. MEG: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MEG' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.69 Max: 7.1
Current: 1.58
0.04
7.1
PFCF 18.70
MEG's PFCF is ranked lower than
57% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.51 vs. MEG: 18.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MEG' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 12.37 Max: 312.4
Current: 18.7
0.46
312.4
POCF 11.46
MEG's POCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 11.75 vs. MEG: 11.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MEG' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 5.36 Max: 139.12
Current: 11.46
0.3
139.12
EV-to-EBIT 38.48
MEG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
79% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.47 vs. MEG: 38.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MEG' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -110.3  Med: 14.70 Max: 100.4
Current: 38.48
-110.3
100.4
EV-to-EBITDA 13.54
MEG's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
60% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9.91 vs. MEG: 13.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MEG' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.7  Med: 9.30 Max: 36.9
Current: 13.54
-38.7
36.9
Current Ratio 2.04
MEG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. MEG: 2.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MEG' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.04  Med: 1.46 Max: 4.24
Current: 2.04
1.04
4.24
Quick Ratio 2.04
MEG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. MEG: 2.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MEG' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.40 Max: 4.24
Current: 2.04
0.91
4.24
Days Sales Outstanding 85.77
MEG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
60% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 72.10 vs. MEG: 85.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MEG' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 46.77  Med: 59.43 Max: 149.13
Current: 85.77
46.77
149.13
Days Payable 15.51
MEG's Days Payable is ranked lower than
77% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 45.60 vs. MEG: 15.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
MEG' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.36  Med: 49.62 Max: 92.86
Current: 15.51
26.36
92.86

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.26
MEG's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. MEG: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MEG' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 1.32 Max: 5.7
Current: 1.26
0.05
5.7
Price/Median PS Value 2.31
MEG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
90% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. MEG: 2.31 )
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: 2.00 Max: 8.15
Current: 2.31
0.07
8.15
Price/Graham Number 2.10
MEG's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
66% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. MEG: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MEG' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.15 Max: 2.02
Current: 2.1
0.01
2.02
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.62
MEG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. MEG: 2.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MEG' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 5.30 Max: 13.4
Current: 2.62
1
13.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -9.79
MEG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9.94 vs. MEG: -9.79 )
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: -9.9  Med: 15.00 Max: 204.6
Current: -9.79
-9.9
204.6

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $1156
EPS $ -0.14
Beta1.60
Short Percentage of Float13.53%
52-Week Range $9.74 - 17.60
Shares Outstanding(Mil)127.89

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 1,313 1,615
EPS($) -0.17 1.38
EPS without NRI($) -0.17 1.38

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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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