Switch to:

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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
MSG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
87% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. MSG: No Debt )
MSG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: No Debt   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.54
MSG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
73% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. MSG: 0.54 )
MSG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 0.55
Current: 0.54

0.5
0.55
Interest Coverage 31.72
MSG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
77% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.02 vs. MSG: 31.72 )
MSG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 11.62   Max: 31.72
Current: 31.72

11.62
31.72
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.00
M-Score: -2.58
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 18.73
MSG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.95 vs. MSG: 18.73 )
MSG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1.75   Max: 18.73
Current: 18.73

-1.75
18.73
Net-margin (%) 10.62
MSG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.43 vs. MSG: 10.62 )
MSG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.47   Max: 10.62
Current: 10.62

-0.47
10.62
ROE (%) 9.63
MSG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.22 vs. MSG: 9.63 )
MSG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.46   Max: 9.63
Current: 9.63

-0.46
9.63
ROA (%) 5.21
MSG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.65 vs. MSG: 5.21 )
MSG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.25   Max: 5.21
Current: 5.21

-0.25
5.21
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 22.12
MSG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 26.62 vs. MSG: 22.12 )
MSG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -5.62   Max: 28.45
Current: 22.12

-5.62
28.45
Revenue Growth (%) 5.90
MSG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 422 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. MSG: 5.90 )
MSG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 5.9
Current: 5.9

0
5.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 42.90
MSG's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. MSG: 42.90 )
MSG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 42.9
Current: 42.9

0
42.9
EPS Growth (%) 68.90
MSG's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. MSG: 68.90 )
MSG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 68.9
Current: 68.9

0
68.9
» MSG's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

» Details

Guru Trades

Q3 2013

MSG Guru Trades in Q3 2013

George Soros 135,200 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,124,500 sh (+150.67%)
Murray Stahl 272,610 sh (+3.31%)
Ron Baron 1,350,000 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 2,104,875 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
John Keeley 638,388 sh (-0.38%)
Mario Gabelli 2,921,857 sh (-1.38%)
John Rogers 1,570,665 sh (-9.49%)
Third Avenue Management 368,492 sh (-34.28%)
Steven Cohen 168,041 sh (-54.07%)
» More
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%)
» More
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%)
» More
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%)
» More
» Details

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
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 Add 152.47%0.11%$48.67 - $61.87 $ 62.8414%1227120
John Keeley 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.52%$55.39 - $59.8 $ 62.849%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 New Buy0.07%$55.39 - $59.8 $ 62.849%486040
John Keeley 2013-12-31 Reduce -17.39%0.12%$54.3 - $61.29 $ 62.8410%527378
George Soros 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.09%$54.3 - $61.29 $ 62.8410%0
George Soros 2013-09-30 New Buy0.09%$54.66 - $62.66 $ 62.847%135200
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out $54.66 - $62.66 $ 62.847%0
Mason Hawkins 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.35%$55.31 - $62.53 $ 62.847%0
George Soros 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.09%$55.31 - $62.53 $ 62.847%0
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy$55.31 - $62.53 $ 62.847%3938
Mason Hawkins 2013-03-31 Reduce -69.39%0.59%$44.35 - $57.6 $ 62.8419%1334333
George Soros 2013-03-31 New Buy0.09%$44.35 - $57.6 $ 62.8419%137246
George Soros 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.06%$39.59 - $45.27 $ 62.8447%0
George Soros 2012-06-30 Reduce -55.65%0.06%$33.99 - $38.53 $ 62.8473%88404
George Soros 2012-03-31 New Buy0.1%$28.59 - $34.33 $ 62.84114%199347
Mason Hawkins 2011-09-30 Add 191.14%0.39%$22.24 - $27.86 $ 62.84153%5476500
Mason Hawkins 2011-06-30 New Buy0.2%$25.86 - $29.05 $ 62.84133%1881085
Daniel Loeb 2011-06-30 Sold Out 0.09%$25.86 - $29.05 $ 62.84133%0
Ron Baron 2011-06-30 Add 45.74%0.07%$25.86 - $29.05 $ 62.84133%1457437
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $25.86 - $29.05 $ 62.84133%0
Premium More recent guru trades are included for Premium Members only!!
» Interactive Charts

Peter Lynch Chart ( What is Peter Lynch Charts )

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.
Check out Mason Hawkins latest stock trades

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.

Check out Ron Baron latest stock trades

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 34.70
MSG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 32.60 vs. MSG: 34.70 )
MSG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 20.21   Max: 35.8
Current: 34.7

20.21
35.8
P/B 2.90
MSG's P/B is ranked higher than
61% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. MSG: 2.90 )
MSG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.28   Max: 3.29
Current: 2.9

1.28
3.29
P/S 3.20
MSG's P/S is ranked lower than
59% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. MSG: 3.20 )
MSG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 3.64
Current: 3.2

1.27
3.64
PFCF 206.90
MSG's PFCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 57.87 vs. MSG: 206.90 )
MSG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 18.07   Max: 746
Current: 206.9

18.07
746
EV-to-EBIT 19.89
MSG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 21.78 vs. MSG: 19.89 )
MSG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.5   Max: 20.9
Current: 19.89

9.5
20.9
Shiller P/E 49.10
MSG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSG: 49.10 )
MSG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 39.47   Max: 49.44
Current: 49.1

39.47
49.44
Current Ratio 0.62
MSG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. MSG: 0.62 )
MSG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 1.92
Current: 0.62

0.6
1.92
Quick Ratio 0.62
MSG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. MSG: 0.62 )
MSG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 1.92
Current: 0.62

0.6
1.92

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 8.00
MSG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
58% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 vs. MSG: 8.00 )
MSG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 4.75   Max: 31.49
Current: 8

4.75
31.49
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.80
MSG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
67% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. MSG: 3.80 )
MSG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 3.03   Max: 3.42
Current: 3.8

3.03
3.42
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
MSG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 488 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: 0.59   Max: 1.52
Current: 1.4

0.59
1.52
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.40
MSG's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSG: 1.40 )
MSG' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 1.27
Current: 1.4

1.13
1.27
Price/Graham Number 3.50
MSG's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
72% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSG: 3.50 )
MSG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.11   Max: 7.01
Current: 3.5

2.11
7.01
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.10
MSG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
65% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. MSG: 5.10 )
MSG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 10.6
Current: 5.1

4.8
10.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 46.98
MSG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
96% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. MSG: 46.98 )
MSG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 46.9   Max: 64.7
Current: 46.98

46.9
64.7

Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Media - Diversified
Compare: » details
Traded in other countries:1M4.Germany
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.
» More Articles for MSG

Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Clippers Deal Revalues MSG Jun 02 2014 
The Clippers Make Social Media Stocks Look Cheap May 30 2014 
The Gabelli Value 25 Fund Inc. Shareholder Commentary - First Quarter 2014 May 13 2014 
Morning Coffee: Widely Held Guru Stocks Near 52-Week Lows Apr 24 2014 
Morning Coffee: Widely Held Guru Stocks Near 52-Week Lows Apr 17 2014 
The Short Case for WWE Mar 17 2014 
Mason Hawkins Comments on Madison Square Garden Aug 13 2013 
Baron Funds Comments on Madison Square Garden Co. Jun 10 2013 
Southeastern Asset Reduces Eight, Major Slash on Building Materials May 15 2013 
comment on MSG Mar 23 2013 

More From Our Partners
Benzinga's Top Downgrades Aug 14 2014 - BENZINGA

More From Other Websites
[video] 2,000 JPM employees accept ice bucket challenge Aug 15 2014
Will Madison Square Garden (MSG) Stock Be Negatively Affected By This Ratings Downgrade? Aug 14 2014
Analysts' Actions: Cree, Intercept Pharma, Intermune, Tivo Aug 14 2014
Madison Square Garden downgraded by Topeka Capital Markets Aug 14 2014
James Faces Knicks in Cleveland Return as NBA Releases Schedule Aug 13 2014
LeBron James’s Homecoming Debut Game Will Be Against N.Y. Knicks Aug 13 2014
The Madison Square Garden Company to Host Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2014 Earnings Conference Call Aug 06 2014
The Madison Square Garden Company to Host Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2014 Earnings Conference Call Aug 06 2014
[$$] Madison Square Garden Co. Names New CFO Aug 05 2014
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN CO Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial... Aug 05 2014
Photo Release -- The Madison Square Garden Company Names Sean Creamer Executive Vice President and... Aug 05 2014
Photo Release -- The Madison Square Garden Company Names Sean Creamer Executive Vice President and... Aug 05 2014
[video] Let's Get Ready to RUMBLE!!! With Michael Buffer Jul 25 2014
[video] Professional Bull Riders Takes China by the Horns, Announces CBS Deal Jul 25 2014
The Madison Square Garden Company (NASDAQ: MSG) to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell Jul 24 2014
The Madison Square Garden Company (NASDAQ: MSG) to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell Jul 24 2014
Madison Square Garden downgraded to Neutral at Macquarie (pre-open) Jul 21 2014
Beyonce, Eminem, Azalea lead MTV Video Music Awards nods Jul 17 2014
Carmelo Anthony Re-Signing With Knicks With Chance To Be King Of New York Jul 12 2014
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN CO Files SEC form 8-K, Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets,... Jul 01 2014

Personalized Checklist








Within your circle of competence?
Macro economic environment favorable?
High quality business?
Enough margin of safety with stocks?
Gurus are buying?
Insiders are buying?
Management capable and shareholder friendly?
Catalyst for stock price to appreciate?
Your level of confidence with the research?

Add Notes, Comments or Ask Questions

User Comments

No comment yet

Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
Free 7-day Trial
FEEDBACK
Email Hide