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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 lower than
71% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. SALM: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SALM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.35 Max: 0.55
Current: 0.35
0.03
0.55
Interest Coverage 1.79
SALM's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
92% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 156.69 vs. SALM: 1.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SALM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 1.25 Max: 2.19
Current: 1.79
0.12
2.19
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.88
M-Score: -2.64
WACC vs ROIC
4.30%
3.06%
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 (%) 11.62
SALM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 6.56 vs. SALM: 11.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SALM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -14.3  Med: 14.64 Max: 25.57
Current: 11.62
-14.3
25.57
Net-margin (%) 2.87
SALM's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. SALM: 2.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SALM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -14.87  Med: 2.05 Max: 8.53
Current: 2.87
-14.87
8.53
ROE (%) 3.72
SALM's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. SALM: 3.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SALM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -15.17  Med: 2.76 Max: 8.51
Current: 3.72
-15.17
8.51
ROA (%) 1.30
SALM's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. SALM: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SALM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.14  Med: 0.93 Max: 2.84
Current: 1.3
-5.14
2.84
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 25.60
SALM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 13.57 vs. SALM: 25.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SALM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -20.35  Med: 26.27 Max: 49.82
Current: 25.6
-20.35
49.82
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.00
SALM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. SALM: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SALM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.9  Med: 5.15 Max: 14.4
Current: 5
-4.9
14.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -8.10
SALM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. SALM: -8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SALM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -31  Med: 1.95 Max: 23.1
Current: -8.1
-31
23.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -6.90
SALM's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. SALM: -6.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SALM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -41.5  Med: -6.90 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

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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Q1 2015

SALM Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 150,695 sh (+7.33%)
Mario Gabelli 1,130,671 sh (+1.22%)
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Q2 2015

SALM Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Mario Gabelli 1,095,871 sh (-3.08%)
Jim Simons 132,600 sh (-12.01%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 21.81
SALM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
50% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 21.20 vs. SALM: 21.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SALM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.41  Med: 21.89 Max: 147.37
Current: 21.81
3.41
147.37
Forward P/E 11.14
SALM's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 16.39 vs. SALM: 11.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.20
SALM's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
52% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 21.30 vs. SALM: 21.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SALM' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.33  Med: 22.03 Max: 112.42
Current: 21.2
4.33
112.42
P/B 0.80
SALM's P/B is ranked higher than
79% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. SALM: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SALM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.76 Max: 2.88
Current: 0.8
0.04
2.88
P/S 0.63
SALM's P/S is ranked higher than
80% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. SALM: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SALM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.65 Max: 3.48
Current: 0.63
0.04
3.48
PFCF 7.93
SALM's PFCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 17.67 vs. SALM: 7.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SALM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 7.20 Max: 30.03
Current: 7.93
0.26
30.03
POCF 4.49
SALM's POCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 11.05 vs. SALM: 4.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SALM' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 4.88 Max: 18.87
Current: 4.49
0.2
18.87
EV-to-EBIT 14.62
SALM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
56% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 16.45 vs. SALM: 14.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SALM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -10.9  Med: 13.30 Max: 63.2
Current: 14.62
-10.9
63.2
PEG 10.60
SALM's PEG is ranked lower than
93% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. SALM: 10.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
SALM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.35 Max: 94.78
Current: 10.6
0.39
94.78
Shiller P/E 88.57
SALM's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
89% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 20.55 vs. SALM: 88.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SALM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.13  Med: 38.48 Max: 736
Current: 88.57
2.13
736
Current Ratio 1.26
SALM's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. SALM: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SALM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.43  Med: 1.74 Max: 6.91
Current: 1.26
0.43
6.91
Quick Ratio 1.24
SALM's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. SALM: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SALM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.43  Med: 1.74 Max: 6.91
Current: 1.24
0.43
6.91
Days Inventory 1.24
SALM's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
85% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SALM: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SALM' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 0.52 Max: 0.52
Current: 1.24
Days Sales Outstanding 48.04
SALM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
66% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 66.03 vs. SALM: 48.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SALM' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 46.8  Med: 55.67 Max: 79.56
Current: 48.04
46.8
79.56

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 4.06
SALM's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
76% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. SALM: 4.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SALM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.62  Med: 2.31 Max: 5.38
Current: 4.06
0.62
5.38
Dividend Payout 0.88
SALM's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
78% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. SALM: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SALM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.46 Max: 65
Current: 0.88
0.25
65
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.06
SALM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
67% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. SALM: 4.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SALM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.62  Med: 2.31 Max: 5.38
Current: 4.06
0.62
5.38
Share Buyback Rate -1.90
SALM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
50% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. SALM: -1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
SALM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.8  Med: -1.30 Max: -12.2
Current: -1.9

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 0.48
SALM's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. SALM: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SALM' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.38 Max: 1.31
Current: 0.48
0.07
1.31
Price/Median PS Value 0.96
SALM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. SALM: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SALM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 1.70 Max: 10.67
Current: 0.96
0.09
10.67
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.82
SALM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. SALM: 6.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SALM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.6  Med: 7.10 Max: 13.1
Current: 6.82
1.6
13.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 4.59
SALM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 10.21 vs. SALM: 4.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SALM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -28.2  Med: 8.70 Max: 40.4
Current: 4.59
-28.2
40.4

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 269 292
EPS($) 0.48 0.57
EPS without NRI($) 0.48 0.57

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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