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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 0.03
MEG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. MEG: 0.03 )
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: 0.03
0
10.8
Equity to Asset 0.33
MEG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
75% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. MEG: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MEG' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.28  Med: 0.35 Max: 0.7
Current: 0.33
-0.28
0.7
Interest Coverage 0.60
MEG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
97% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 23.91 vs. MEG: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MEG' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 2.6 Max: 7.09
Current: 0.6
0.6
7.09
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.00
M-Score: -2.56
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 : 7/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 4.76
MEG's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.83 vs. MEG: 4.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MEG' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -108.43  Med: 12.37 Max: 24.32
Current: 4.76
-108.43
24.32
Net-margin (%) -4.25
MEG's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 vs. MEG: -4.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MEG' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -79.24  Med: 1.73 Max: 59.55
Current: -4.25
-79.24
59.55
ROE (%) -4.35
MEG's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.98 vs. MEG: -4.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MEG' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -118.3  Med: 1.18 Max: 105.04
Current: -4.35
-118.3
105.04
ROA (%) -1.42
MEG's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. MEG: -1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MEG' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.21  Med: 0.47 Max: 9.17
Current: -1.42
-33.21
9.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.76
MEG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.88 vs. MEG: 10.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MEG' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -154.59  Med: 11.98 Max: 28.25
Current: 10.76
-154.59
28.25
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 44.60
MEG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. MEG: 44.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
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
MEG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. MEG: 21.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
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
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

MEG Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 1,189,371 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 3,508,945 sh (New)
Warren Buffett 3,471,309 sh (unchged)
John Rogers Sold Out
Steven Cohen 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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Q3 2016

MEG Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Leucadia National 195,820 sh (+40.69%)
Jeremy Grantham 5,948,906 sh (+34.23%)
Paul Tudor Jones 1,504,433 sh (+3.03%)
Chuck Royce 117,272 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett Sold Out
Keeley Asset Management Corp 1,511,031 sh (-9.85%)
Mario Gabelli 4,417,890 sh (-11.99%)
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Q4 2016

MEG Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jeremy Grantham 7,679,010 sh (+29.08%)
Chuck Royce 117,272 sh (unchged)
Leucadia National Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 3,825,450 sh (-13.41%)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 1,307,521 sh (-13.47%)
Paul Tudor Jones 1,270,649 sh (-15.54%)
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Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Broadcasting - TV    NAICS: 515120    SIC: 4833
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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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industry
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history
Forward P/E 25.91
MEG's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
70% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.92 vs. MEG: 25.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.75
MEG's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. MEG: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MEG' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 1.01 Max: 6470
Current: 1.75
0.09
6470
P/S 1.65
MEG's P/S is ranked higher than
57% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 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: 0.7 Max: 7.8
Current: 1.65
0.04
7.8
PFCF 21.62
MEG's PFCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.15 vs. MEG: 21.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MEG' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 12.39 Max: 15620
Current: 21.62
0.46
15620
POCF 14.67
MEG's POCF is ranked lower than
69% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 10.97 vs. MEG: 14.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MEG' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 5.35 Max: 167.73
Current: 14.67
0.29
167.73
EV-to-EBIT 66.48
MEG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
90% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 18.73 vs. MEG: 66.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MEG' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -110.3  Med: 18.6 Max: 103.2
Current: 66.48
-110.3
103.2
EV-to-EBITDA 15.93
MEG's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
62% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 11.71 vs. MEG: 15.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MEG' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.7  Med: 10.6 Max: 33
Current: 15.93
-38.7
33
Current Ratio 2.51
MEG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. MEG: 2.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MEG' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.04  Med: 1.49 Max: 4.24
Current: 2.51
1.04
4.24
Quick Ratio 2.51
MEG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. MEG: 2.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MEG' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.42 Max: 4.24
Current: 2.51
0.93
4.24
Days Sales Outstanding 78.52
MEG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
58% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 70.32 vs. MEG: 78.52 )
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: 78.52
46.77
150.33
Days Payable 10.77
MEG's Days Payable is ranked lower than
86% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 54.38 vs. MEG: 10.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
MEG' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.77  Med: 52.49 Max: 97.54
Current: 10.77
10.77
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
92% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: -3.00 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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Price/Projected FCF 1.50
MEG's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. MEG: 1.50 )
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: 1.5
0.05
5.28
Price/Median PS Value 2.35
MEG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
91% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. MEG: 2.35 )
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: 2.04 Max: 8.8
Current: 2.35
0.07
8.8
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 1.50
MEG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 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: 3.75 Max: 15.9
Current: 1.5
1
15.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 5.48
MEG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9.46 vs. MEG: 5.48 )
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: 15.2 Max: 204.6
Current: 5.48
-8.9
204.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,449
EPS (TTM) $ -0.48
Short Percentage of Float4.19%
52-Week Range $14.81 - 19.28
Shares Outstanding (Mil)129.31

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 1,608 1,502
EPS ($) 0.97 0.72
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.97 0.72
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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