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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
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
MSG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
95% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. MSG: No Debt )
MSG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: No Debt   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.55
MSG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. MSG: 0.55 )
MSG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 0.55
Current: 0.55

0.52
0.55
Interest Coverage 24.86
MSG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
74% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. MSG: 24.86 )
MSG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 11.62   Max: 31.72
Current: 24.86

11.62
31.72
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.17
M-Score: -2.92
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 (%) 11.84
MSG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.67 vs. MSG: 11.84 )
MSG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1.75   Max: 18.73
Current: 11.84

-1.75
18.73
Net-margin (%) 7.40
MSG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.21 vs. MSG: 7.40 )
MSG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.47   Max: 10.62
Current: 7.4

-0.47
10.62
ROE (%) 7.42
MSG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.58 vs. MSG: 7.42 )
MSG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.46   Max: 10.17
Current: 7.42

-0.46
10.17
ROA (%) 4.00
MSG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.86 vs. MSG: 4.00 )
MSG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.25   Max: 5.42
Current: 4

-0.25
5.42
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.88
MSG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.34 vs. MSG: 14.88 )
MSG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -11.24   Max: 29.05
Current: 14.88

-11.24
29.05
Revenue Growth (%) 9.70
MSG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. MSG: 9.70 )
MSG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 9.7
Current: 9.7

0
9.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 12.80
MSG's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 357 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. MSG: 12.80 )
MSG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 42.2
Current: 12.8

0
42.2
EPS Growth (%) 10.50
MSG's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. MSG: 10.50 )
MSG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 68.9
Current: 10.5

0
68.9
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

MSG Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 12,995 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 796,030 sh (+373.71%)
Murray Stahl 335,853 sh (+23.2%)
John Rogers 1,574,142 sh (+0.22%)
Brian Rogers 2,104,875 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 1,350,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Third Avenue Management 367,177 sh (-0.36%)
Mario Gabelli 2,893,923 sh (-0.96%)
Jim Simons 1,002,500 sh (-10.85%)
John Keeley 527,378 sh (-17.39%)
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Q1 2014

MSG Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jean-Marie Eveillard 486,040 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 364,285 sh (+8.47%)
Brian Rogers 2,104,875 sh (unchged)
John Keeley Sold Out
Third Avenue Management 367,084 sh (-0.03%)
Mario Gabelli 2,866,262 sh (-0.96%)
John Rogers 1,556,062 sh (-1.15%)
Ron Baron 1,250,000 sh (-7.41%)
Jim Simons 495,600 sh (-50.56%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,537 sh (-57.39%)
Steven Cohen 8,162 sh (-98.97%)
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Q2 2014

MSG Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 33,640 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,227,120 sh (+152.47%)
Third Avenue Management 533,656 sh (+45.38%)
John Rogers 2,002,801 sh (+28.71%)
Mario Gabelli 2,955,732 sh (+3.12%)
Ron Baron 1,250,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Murray Stahl 356,251 sh (-2.21%)
Brian Rogers 2,004,875 sh (-4.75%)
Jim Simons 306,100 sh (-38.24%)
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Q3 2014

MSG Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Brian Rogers 772,707 sh (-61.46%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MSG

(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
Brian Rogers 2014-09-30 Reduce -61.46%0.27%$59.21 - $67.24 $ 64.62%772707
John Rogers 2014-06-30 Add 28.71%0.33%$48.67 - $61.87 $ 64.618%2002801
Third Avenue Management 2014-06-30 Add 45.38%0.2%$48.67 - $61.87 $ 64.618%533656
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 Add 152.47%0.11%$48.67 - $61.87 $ 64.618%1227120
John Keeley 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.52%$55.39 - $59.8 $ 64.612%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 New Buy0.07%$55.39 - $59.8 $ 64.612%486040
John Keeley 2013-12-31 Reduce -17.39%0.12%$54.3 - $61.29 $ 64.613%527378
George Soros 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.09%$54.3 - $61.29 $ 64.613%0
Third Avenue Management 2013-09-30 Reduce -34.28%0.22%$54.66 - $62.66 $ 64.610%368492
John Rogers 2013-09-30 Reduce -9.49%0.16%$54.66 - $62.66 $ 64.610%1570665
George Soros 2013-09-30 New Buy0.09%$54.66 - $62.66 $ 64.610%135200
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out $54.66 - $62.66 $ 64.610%0
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Guru Investment Theses on Madison Square Garden Co

Mason Hawkins Comments on Madison Square Garden - Aug 13, 2013

We sold two positions. Madison Square Garden (MSG)'s share price approached our appraisal, helping to make it a large contributor year-to-date. We made 114% on the investment during the two years that we held it. The company's multi-year arena renovation has been successful, and the increased value of the television rights for the Knicks and Rangers became clearer.

From Mason Hawkins' semi-annual 2013 report.
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Baron Funds Comments on Madison Square Garden Co. - Jun 10, 2013

Shares of The Madison Square Garden Co. (MSG), the spinout from Cablevision, which owns professional sports teams (the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers), venues (Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall), and cable networks (MSG and Fuse), reported strong results and its stock rose 30% in the quarter. The NHL strike was settled and the Knicks continued their winning ways, which led to strong attendance at the games and increased advertising at the network. The company is coming to the end of its billion dollar renovation of the Garden, which has proven to provide good returns, and we expect shortly will have lots of free cash flow. The stock has tripled since its spinout, and we believe has more upside based both on a reasonable valuation of future cash flow and on asset value.

From Baron Funds’ first quarter 2013 commentary.

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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 44.60
MSG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 31.00 vs. MSG: 44.60 )
MSG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 20.21   Max: 45.51
Current: 44.6

20.21
45.51
P/B 3.10
MSG's P/B is ranked higher than
60% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. MSG: 3.10 )
MSG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.28   Max: 3.29
Current: 3.1

1.28
3.29
P/S 3.30
MSG's P/S is ranked higher than
54% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. MSG: 3.30 )
MSG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 3.64
Current: 3.3

1.27
3.64
PFCF 142.50
MSG's PFCF is ranked higher than
65% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 68.00 vs. MSG: 142.50 )
MSG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 18.07   Max: 746
Current: 142.5

18.07
746
EV-to-EBIT 26.17
MSG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 22.14 vs. MSG: 26.17 )
MSG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.5   Max: 27.9
Current: 26.17

9.5
27.9
PEG 1.68
MSG's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSG: 1.68 )
MSG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 1.52
Current: 1.68

0.43
1.52
Shiller P/E 52.90
MSG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSG: 52.90 )
MSG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 39.47   Max: 53.92
Current: 52.9

39.47
53.92
Current Ratio 0.66
MSG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. MSG: 0.66 )
MSG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 1.74
Current: 0.66

0.66
1.74
Quick Ratio 0.66
MSG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. MSG: 0.66 )
MSG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 1.74
Current: 0.66

0.66
1.74

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 7.60
MSG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
59% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.40 vs. MSG: 7.60 )
MSG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 7.25   Max: 14.01
Current: 7.6

7.25
14.01
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.00
MSG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
63% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. MSG: 3.00 )
MSG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.83   Max: 2.83
Current: 3

Price/Median PS Value 1.40
MSG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. MSG: 1.40 )
MSG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 1.5
Current: 1.4

0.75
1.5
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.80
MSG's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSG: 1.80 )
MSG' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 1.68
Current: 1.8

Price/Graham Number 3.80
MSG's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
72% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSG: 3.80 )
MSG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 3.25   Max: 3.81
Current: 3.8

3.25
3.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.80
MSG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
58% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. MSG: 3.80 )
MSG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.6   Max: 10.6
Current: 3.8

3.6
10.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 30.55
MSG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
94% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.89 vs. MSG: 30.55 )
MSG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 30.7   Max: 62.7
Current: 30.55

30.7
62.7

Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Media - Diversified
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Madison Square Garden Co was incorporated on July 29, 2009 as an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation ('Cablevision'). The Company, through its subsidiaries, operates in the sports, entertainment, and media businesses primarily in the United States. The Company operates in three segments: MSG Media, MSG Entertainment, and MSG Sports. The MSG Media segment produces, develops, and acquires content for various distribution platforms, including content originating from the company's venues. It consists of the MSG Networks and regional sports networks; and Fuse, a national television network dedicated to music. This segment also manages interactive Web sites, social networking sites, and mobile applications; and mobile, video on demand, and digital platforms. The MSG Entertainment segment presents or hosts live entertainment events, such as concerts, family shows, performing arts, and special events, and theatrical productions, as well as creates, produces, and/or presents live productions. This segment owns the Garden, Radio City Music Hall, and the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Beacon Theatre, the Chicago Theatre, and the Forum. The MSG Sports segment owns and operates sports franchises, including New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New York Liberty, and Connecticut Whale. This segment also promotes, produces, and presents an array of live sporting events, such as professional boxing, college basketball, track and field, professional bull riding, tennis, and wrestling, as well as the NFL draft.
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