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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
69% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. SALM: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SALM' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.35 Max: 0.55
Current: 0.35
0.03
0.55
Interest Coverage 1.97
SALM's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
91% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 29.78 vs. SALM: 1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SALM' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.56 Max: 2.19
Current: 1.97
0.38
2.19
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.76
M-Score: -2.81
WACC vs ROIC
4.43%
3.09%
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 (%) 11.69
SALM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 6.33 vs. SALM: 11.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SALM' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.3  Med: 15.87 Max: 25.57
Current: 11.69
-14.3
25.57
Net-margin (%) 2.26
SALM's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 3.94 vs. SALM: 2.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SALM' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.87  Med: 1.99 Max: 8.37
Current: 2.26
-14.87
8.37
ROE (%) 2.90
SALM's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. SALM: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SALM' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.17  Med: 2.43 Max: 7.76
Current: 2.9
-15.17
7.76
ROA (%) 1.01
SALM's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. SALM: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SALM' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.14  Med: 0.87 Max: 2.84
Current: 1.01
-5.14
2.84
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 22.72
SALM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 16.25 vs. SALM: 22.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SALM' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.35  Med: 26.27 Max: 36.92
Current: 22.72
-20.35
36.92
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.00
SALM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SALM: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SALM' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
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
68% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. SALM: -8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SALM' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
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
59% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. SALM: -6.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SALM' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
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

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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Q3 2015

SALM Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Mario Gabelli 1,095,871 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 118,900 sh (-10.33%)
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Q4 2015

SALM Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 128,300 sh (+7.91%)
Mario Gabelli 1,094,871 sh (-0.09%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 17.39
SALM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
55% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 18.30 vs. SALM: 17.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SALM' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.41  Med: 21.13 Max: 147.37
Current: 17.39
3.41
147.37
Forward P/E 9.72
SALM's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 14.79 vs. SALM: 9.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.39
SALM's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
57% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 18.30 vs. SALM: 17.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SALM' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.33  Med: 21.53 Max: 70
Current: 17.39
4.33
70
P/B 0.48
SALM's P/B is ranked higher than
94% of the 570 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. SALM: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SALM' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.69 Max: 2.43
Current: 0.48
0.04
2.43
P/S 0.38
SALM's P/S is ranked higher than
91% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. SALM: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SALM' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.61 Max: 3.06
Current: 0.38
0.04
3.06
PFCF 5.67
SALM's PFCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 16.98 vs. SALM: 5.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SALM' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 7.32 Max: 30.03
Current: 5.67
0.26
30.03
POCF 2.60
SALM's POCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 11.24 vs. SALM: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SALM' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 4.57 Max: 14.19
Current: 2.6
0.2
14.19
EV-to-EBIT 14.11
SALM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
59% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 15.47 vs. SALM: 14.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SALM' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.9  Med: 13.80 Max: 6923.1
Current: 14.11
-10.9
6923.1
EV-to-EBITDA 8.40
SALM's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
64% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 9.91 vs. SALM: 8.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SALM' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.3  Med: 9.20 Max: 36.2
Current: 8.4
-22.3
36.2
PEG 8.45
SALM's PEG is ranked lower than
91% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. SALM: 8.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
SALM' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.66 Max: 8.76
Current: 8.45
0.37
8.76
Shiller P/E 133.53
SALM's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
95% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 19.80 vs. SALM: 133.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SALM' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2  Med: 36.86 Max: 320.33
Current: 133.53
2
320.33
Current Ratio 1.21
SALM's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. SALM: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SALM' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 1.73 Max: 6.91
Current: 1.21
0.43
6.91
Quick Ratio 1.18
SALM's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. SALM: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SALM' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 1.73 Max: 6.91
Current: 1.18
0.43
6.91
Days Inventory 1.38
SALM's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
85% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 14.74 vs. SALM: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SALM' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 0.52 Max: 0.52
Current: 1.38
Days Sales Outstanding 51.23
SALM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
66% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 72.10 vs. SALM: 51.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SALM' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 46.8  Med: 51.80 Max: 57.96
Current: 51.23
46.8
57.96
Days Payable 10.83
SALM's Days Payable is ranked lower than
83% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 45.60 vs. SALM: 10.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SALM' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.26  Med: 5.11 Max: 12.13
Current: 10.83
1.26
12.13

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 6.48
SALM's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
84% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. SALM: 6.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SALM' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 2.42 Max: 7.17
Current: 6.48
0.62
7.17
Dividend Payout 1.14
SALM's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
89% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. SALM: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SALM' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.46 Max: 65
Current: 1.14
0.25
65
Forward Dividend Yield 7.01
SALM's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
87% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. SALM: 7.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.48
SALM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
73% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. SALM: 6.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SALM' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 2.42 Max: 7.17
Current: 6.48
0.62
7.17
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.90
SALM's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. SALM: -1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SALM' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.2  Med: -1.30 Max: 2.8
Current: -1.9
-12.2
2.8

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 0.32
SALM's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
93% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SALM: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SALM' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.40 Max: 1.31
Current: 0.32
0.07
1.31
Price/Median PS Value 0.65
SALM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. SALM: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SALM' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 1.72 Max: 11.38
Current: 0.65
0.1
11.38
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.07
SALM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. SALM: 7.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SALM' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 6.90 Max: 12.5
Current: 7.07
1.6
12.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 11.75
SALM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - Radio industry.

( Industry Median: 9.94 vs. SALM: 11.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SALM' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.9  Med: 8.90 Max: 40.4
Current: 11.75
-25.9
40.4

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $263
EPS $ 0.23
Beta1.04
Short Percentage of Float0.80%
52-Week Range $3.61 - 7.50
Shares Outstanding(Mil)25.46

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 269 292 295
EPS($) 0.48 0.57 0.75
EPS without NRI($) 0.48 0.57 0.75

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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Salem Communications Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 11 2009 

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