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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Equity to Asset 0.35
SALM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
60% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. SALM: 0.35 )
SALM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.54
Current: 0.35

0.04
0.54
Interest Coverage 1.79
SALM's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
53% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 24.39 vs. SALM: 1.79 )
SALM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 2.19
Current: 1.79

0.12
2.19
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.84
M-Score: -2.64
WACC vs ROIC
5.54%
2.92%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 10.74
SALM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 8.43 vs. SALM: 10.74 )
SALM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -14.3   Max: 25.57
Current: 10.74

-14.3
25.57
Net-margin (%) 2.05
SALM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. SALM: 2.05 )
SALM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -14.87   Max: 8.53
Current: 2.05

-14.87
8.53
ROE (%) 2.70
SALM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 6.15 vs. SALM: 2.70 )
SALM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -15.17   Max: 8.51
Current: 2.7

-15.17
8.51
ROA (%) 0.93
SALM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. SALM: 0.93 )
SALM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.14   Max: 2.84
Current: 0.93

-5.14
2.84
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 24.35
SALM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 18.45 vs. SALM: 24.35 )
SALM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -20.48   Max: 39.55
Current: 24.35

-20.48
39.55
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.00
SALM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. SALM: 5.00 )
SALM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.9   Max: 14.4
Current: 5

-4.9
14.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -8.10
SALM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. SALM: -8.10 )
SALM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -31   Max: 23.1
Current: -8.1

-31
23.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -6.90
SALM's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. SALM: -6.90 )
SALM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -41.5   Max: 10.5
Current: -6.9

-41.5
10.5
» SALM's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

SALM Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Mario Gabelli 1,241,378 sh (-0.52%)
Jim Simons 156,600 sh (-4.57%)
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Q2 2014

SALM Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Gabelli 1,228,378 sh (-1.05%)
Jim Simons 147,300 sh (-5.94%)
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Q3 2014

SALM Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Mario Gabelli 1,225,513 sh (-0.23%)
Jim Simons 139,000 sh (-5.63%)
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Q4 2014

SALM Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 140,400 sh (+1.01%)
Mario Gabelli 1,117,013 sh (-8.85%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 24.60
SALM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 63.50 vs. SALM: 24.60 )
SALM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.41   Max: 166.37
Current: 24.6

3.41
166.37
Forward P/E 8.53
SALM's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
96% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SALM: 8.53 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 24.60
SALM's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
83% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 65.80 vs. SALM: 24.60 )
SALM' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.33   Max: 150.52
Current: 24.6

4.33
150.52
P/B 0.64
SALM's P/B is ranked higher than
92% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. SALM: 0.64 )
SALM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 3.09
Current: 0.64

0.04
3.09
P/S 0.51
SALM's P/S is ranked higher than
91% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. SALM: 0.51 )
SALM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 4.09
Current: 0.51

0.04
4.09
PFCF 5.36
SALM's PFCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 122.00 vs. SALM: 5.36 )
SALM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 48.63
Current: 5.36

0.29
48.63
POCF 3.23
SALM's POCF is ranked higher than
96% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 18.70 vs. SALM: 3.23 )
SALM' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 25.7
Current: 3.23

0.2
25.7
EV-to-EBIT 14.24
SALM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
86% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 29.55 vs. SALM: 14.24 )
SALM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -10.9   Max: 62.3
Current: 14.24

-10.9
62.3
PEG 12.30
SALM's PEG is ranked higher than
88% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SALM: 12.30 )
SALM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 94.78
Current: 12.3

0.39
94.78
Shiller P/E 173.36
SALM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SALM: 173.36 )
SALM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.13   Max: 262.67
Current: 173.36

2.13
262.67
Current Ratio 1.37
SALM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 645 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. SALM: 1.37 )
SALM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 4.11
Current: 1.37

0.93
4.11
Quick Ratio 1.35
SALM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. SALM: 1.35 )
SALM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 4.11
Current: 1.35

0.93
4.11
Days Inventory 0.91
SALM's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
96% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 55.58 vs. SALM: 0.91 )
SALM' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 0.52
Current: 0.91

Days Sales Outstanding 47.63
SALM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
86% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 93.02 vs. SALM: 47.63 )
SALM' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 46.8   Max: 79.56
Current: 47.63

46.8
79.56

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 4.86
SALM's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
83% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. SALM: 4.86 )
SALM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 4.73
Current: 4.86

0.62
4.73
Dividend Payout 1.17
SALM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
79% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SALM: 1.17 )
SALM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 1.17
Current: 1.17

0.78
1.17
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.80
SALM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
78% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. SALM: 4.80 )
SALM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 4.56
Current: 4.8

0.62
4.56
Share Buyback Rate -1.90
SALM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
72% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. SALM: -1.90 )
SALM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.8   Max: -12.2
Current: -1.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.37
SALM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
98% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 12.40 vs. SALM: 0.37 )
SALM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 1.31
Current: 0.37

0.1
1.31
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
SALM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. SALM: 0.70 )
SALM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 6.52
Current: 0.7

0.11
6.52
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.00
SALM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
83% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. SALM: 7.00 )
SALM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 12.7
Current: 7

1.6
12.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.34
SALM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
76% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 9.59 vs. SALM: 10.34 )
SALM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -28.2   Max: 40.4
Current: 10.34

-28.2
40.4

Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Broadcasting - Radio
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Salem Media Group Inc was formed in 1986 as a California corporation and was reincorporated in Delaware in 1999. It is a domestic multi-media company with integrated business operations covering radio broadcasting, publishing and the Internet. The Company also own and operate Salem Media Representatives ("SMR") and Vista Media Representatives ("VMR"), national advertising sales firms with offices in 11 U.S. cities, SRN News Network ("SNN"), Salem Music Network ("SMN"), and Solid Gospel Network ("SGN"). Like SRN, SNN, SMN and SGN are radio networks that produce and distribute talk, news and music programming to numerous radio stations throughout the U.S., including some of its own Salem stations. SMR and VMR sell commercial airtime to national advertisers on our radio stations and our networks, as well as for independent radio station affiliates. Salem Web Network ("SWN"), its Internet businesses, provides Christian and conservative-themed content, audio and video streaming, and other resources on the web. SWN's Internet portals include OnePlace.com, Christianity.com, Crosswalk.com, BibleStudyTools.com, GodTube.com, Townhall.com, HotAir.com, WorshipHouseMedia.com, SermonSpice.com, GodVine.com and Jesus.org. Its broadcasting business also includes Salem Radio Network ("SRN"), SRN News Network ("SNN"), Salem Music Network ("SMN"), Solid Gospel Network ("SGN"), Salem Media Representatives ("SMR") and Vista Media Representatives ("VMR"). SRN, SNN, SMN and SGN are networks that produce and distribute programming, such as talk, news and music segments to radio stations throughout the United States, including Salem owned and operated stations. It compete for advertisers and customers with other radio broadcasters, as well as with other media sources including broadcast and cable television, newspapers and magazines, national and local digital services, outdoor advertising, direct mail, online marketing and media companies, social media platforms, web-based blogs, and mobile telephony devices.
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