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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.09
SBGI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SBGI: 0.09 )
SBGI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.27
Current: 0.09

0
0.27
Equity to Asset 0.10
SBGI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
51% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. SBGI: 0.10 )
SBGI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.13   Max: 0.27
Current: 0.1

-0.13
0.27
Interest Coverage 1.99
SBGI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
53% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. SBGI: 1.99 )
SBGI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 2.56
Current: 1.99

0.26
2.56
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.58
M-Score: -1.98
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 23.77
SBGI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 10.12 vs. SBGI: 23.77 )
SBGI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -38.23   Max: 31.37
Current: 23.77

-38.23
31.37
Net-margin (%) 5.39
SBGI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.15 vs. SBGI: 5.39 )
SBGI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -82.25   Max: 32.23
Current: 5.39

-82.25
32.23
ROE (%) 18.54
SBGI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.72 vs. SBGI: 18.54 )
SBGI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -267.3   Max: 88.27
Current: 18.54

-267.3
88.27
ROA (%) 1.77
SBGI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 446 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. SBGI: 1.77 )
SBGI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -21.65   Max: 9.65
Current: 1.77

-21.65
9.65
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 45.20
SBGI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 32.50 vs. SBGI: 45.20 )
SBGI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -84.26   Max: 77.83
Current: 45.2

-84.26
77.83
Revenue Growth (%) 16.50
SBGI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. SBGI: 16.50 )
SBGI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -11.7   Max: 63.1
Current: 16.5

-11.7
63.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 8.30
SBGI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. SBGI: 8.30 )
SBGI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -27   Max: 61.6
Current: 8.3

-27
61.6
EPS Growth (%) -11.40
SBGI's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. SBGI: -11.40 )
SBGI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -25   Max: 125.1
Current: -11.4

-25
125.1
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

SBGI Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 231,971 sh (New)
Chase Coleman 907,600 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,485,789 sh (New)
Mariko Gordon 17,768 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 294,967 sh (-4.96%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,600 sh (-18.44%)
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Q2 2013

SBGI Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 104,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 7,268 sh (New)
Chase Coleman 3,237,600 sh (+256.72%)
Steven Cohen 2,871,907 sh (+93.29%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 287,367 sh (-2.58%)
Mariko Gordon 11,420 sh (-35.73%)
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Q3 2013

SBGI Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,927,420 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,100 sh (New)
Mariko Gordon 30,570 sh (+167.69%)
Steven Cohen 3,683,619 sh (+28.26%)
Joel Greenblatt 7,268 sh (unchged)
Chase Coleman Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 286,867 sh (-0.17%)
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Q4 2013

SBGI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 216,371 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 7,767 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,878,427 sh (+49.34%)
Joel Greenblatt 7,268 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 283,267 sh (-1.25%)
Steven Cohen 2,694,741 sh (-26.85%)
Mariko Gordon 19,773 sh (-35.32%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SBGI

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mariko Gordon 2013-12-31 Reduce -35.32%0.02%$31.35 - $35.48 $ 27.41-18%19773
Mariko Gordon 2013-09-30 Add 167.69%0.03%$23.92 - $34.04 $ 27.41-2%30570
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.01%$19.61 - $29.94 $ 27.415%7268
Mariko Gordon 2013-06-30 Reduce -35.73%0.01%$19.61 - $29.94 $ 27.415%11420
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.1%$7.91 - $11.33 $ 27.41198%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 20.87%0.02%$6.95 - $11.42 $ 27.41184%98512
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 56.9%0.03%$6.9 - $11.16 $ 27.41217%81500
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0052%$6.9 - $11.16 $ 27.41217%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Reduce -28.08%0.08%$9.24 - $12.7 $ 27.41161%51945
George Soros 2011-06-30 Reduce -29.14%$9.24 - $12.7 $ 27.41161%33800
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 Add 72.38%0.11%$7.82 - $13 $ 27.41159%72223
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -50.24%0.05%$7.82 - $13 $ 27.41159%502567
George Soros 2011-03-31 New Buy0.01%$7.82 - $13 $ 27.41159%47700
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 35.00
SBGI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
52% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 18.50 vs. SBGI: 35.00 )
SBGI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.64   Max: 100.8
Current: 35

2.64
100.8
P/B 7.00
SBGI's P/B is ranked lower than
62% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. SBGI: 7.00 )
SBGI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 9.28
Current: 7

0.81
9.28
P/S 1.90
SBGI's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. SBGI: 1.90 )
SBGI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 2.55
Current: 1.9

0.1
2.55
PFCF 27.10
SBGI's PFCF is ranked lower than
55% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.29 vs. SBGI: 27.10 )
SBGI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 38.03
Current: 27.1

0.4
38.03
EV-to-EBIT 17.90
SBGI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
57% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.13 vs. SBGI: 17.90 )
SBGI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7   Max: 46.4
Current: 17.9

7
46.4

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.20
SBGI's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
50% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. SBGI: 2.20 )
SBGI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 80
Current: 2.2

0.23
80
Dividend Payout 0.91
SBGI's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
57% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. SBGI: 0.91 )
SBGI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 2.4
Current: 0.91

0.12
2.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.20
SBGI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
51% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. SBGI: 2.20 )
SBGI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 80
Current: 2.2

0.23
80
Share Buyback Rate -3.90
SBGI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. SBGI: -3.90 )
SBGI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.1   Max: -23.2
Current: -3.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.40
SBGI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
66% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. SBGI: 1.40 )
SBGI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.83
Current: 1.4

0.27
1.83
Price/Median PS Value 1.80
SBGI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SBGI: 1.80 )
SBGI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 2.42
Current: 1.8

0.33
2.42
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.60
SBGI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
64% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. SBGI: 5.60 )
SBGI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 14.3
Current: 5.6

2.2
14.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.44
SBGI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
76% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.08 vs. SBGI: 5.44 )
SBGI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -116.7   Max: 45
Current: 5.44

-116.7
45

Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Broadcasting - TV
Compare:TV, CBS, GTN, SKDTY, TVBCY » details
Traded in other countries:SBTA.Germany
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., is a Maryland corporation formed in 1986. It is a diversified television broadcasting company that owns or provides certain programming, operating or sales services to more television stations than most other commercial broadcasting groups in the United States. The Company currently owns, provides programming and operating services pursuant to local marketing agreements (LMAs) or provides sales services pursuant to outsourcing agreements to 86 television stations in 46 markets. The Company's broadcast group is a single reportable segment for accounting purposes and includes the following network affiliations: FOX (20 stations); MyNetworkTV (18 stations; as of September 2009, MyNetworkTV is no longer a network affiliation, however is branded as such); ABC (11 stations); The CW (13 stations); CBS (9 stations); NBC (1 station) and Azteca (1 station). In addition, certain stations broadcast programming on second and third digital signals through network affiliation or program service arrangements with: The CW; MyNetworkTV; This TV, independent programming; TheCoolTV and The Country Network, music video providers; LATV, Azteca, Telemundo and Estrella TV, Spanish-language television networks; and CBS, rebroadcasted content from other primary channels within the same market. The Company produces news at 40 stations in 23 markets, including three stations where it produces news pursuant to a local news sharing arrangement with a competitive station in that market. The Company has 11 stations which have local news sharing arrangements with a competitive station in that market that produces the news aired on its station. The Company provides live local sporting events on many of its stations by acquiring the local television broadcast rights for these events. The Company has two reportable operating segments, "broadcast" and "other operating divisions. Its broadcast segment includes its stations. The ownership, operation and sale of television stations are subject to the jurisdiction of the FCC, which acts under the authority granted by the Communications Act of 1934.

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