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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 0.02
SBGI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
95% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. SBGI: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SBGI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.01 Max: 0.27
Current: 0.02
0
0.27
Equity to Asset 0.09
SBGI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
90% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. SBGI: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SBGI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.13  Med: 0.11 Max: 0.31
Current: 0.09
-0.13
0.31
Interest Coverage 2.83
SBGI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
87% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 156.69 vs. SBGI: 2.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SBGI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 1.35 Max: 2.83
Current: 2.83
0.26
2.83
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 0.92
M-Score: -2.35
WACC vs ROIC
9.00%
8.75%
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 23.50
SBGI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.56 vs. SBGI: 23.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SBGI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -38.23  Med: 23.05 Max: 31.33
Current: 23.5
-38.23
31.33
Net-margin (%) 9.87
SBGI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. SBGI: 9.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SBGI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -82.25  Med: 4.48 Max: 32.23
Current: 9.87
-82.25
32.23
ROE (%) 51.61
SBGI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. SBGI: 51.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SBGI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -277.36  Med: 6.38 Max: 90.47
Current: 51.61
-277.36
90.47
ROA (%) 4.16
SBGI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. SBGI: 4.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SBGI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -19.15  Med: 1.92 Max: 9.28
Current: 4.16
-19.15
9.28
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 61.47
SBGI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 13.57 vs. SBGI: 61.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SBGI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -84.75  Med: 45.51 Max: 87.82
Current: 61.47
-84.75
87.82
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 28.60
SBGI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. SBGI: 28.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SBGI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -11.7  Med: 2.60 Max: 47.2
Current: 28.6
-11.7
47.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 21.20
SBGI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. SBGI: 21.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SBGI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -27  Med: 1.40 Max: 47.5
Current: 21.2
-27
47.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 31.70
SBGI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. SBGI: 31.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SBGI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -25  Med: 52.45 Max: 125.1
Current: 31.7
-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

Q3 2014

SBGI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Mariko Gordon 19,473 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 2,633,567 sh (+35.59%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 7,297,330 sh (+0.76%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 270,700 sh (-0.59%)
Jeremy Grantham 31,500 sh (-70.70%)
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Q4 2014

SBGI Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 960,100 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 8,314,942 sh (+13.94%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 8,271,389 sh (+13.35%)
Larry Robbins 2,633,567 sh (unchged)
Mariko Gordon Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 269,000 sh (-0.63%)
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Q1 2015

SBGI Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Joel Greenblatt 538,273 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 35,684 sh (New)
Jim Simons 125,971 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 3,463,567 sh (+31.52%)
Mario Gabelli 268,000 sh (-0.37%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 8,209,687 sh (-0.75%)
Steven Cohen 100,000 sh (-89.58%)
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Q2 2015

SBGI Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 237,209 sh (+88.30%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 265,500 sh (-0.93%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 7,888,335 sh (-3.91%)
Larry Robbins 2,436,167 sh (-29.66%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,768 sh (-58.61%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 11.64
SBGI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
77% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 21.20 vs. SBGI: 11.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SBGI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.64  Med: 12.47 Max: 64.41
Current: 11.64
2.64
64.41
Forward P/E 8.61
SBGI's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.39 vs. SBGI: 8.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 12.00
SBGI's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
78% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 21.30 vs. SBGI: 12.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SBGI' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.85  Med: 17.15 Max: 307
Current: 12
3.85
307
P/B 5.26
SBGI's P/B is ranked lower than
81% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. SBGI: 5.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SBGI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 3.68 Max: 9.65
Current: 5.26
0.81
9.65
P/S 1.15
SBGI's P/S is ranked higher than
62% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. SBGI: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SBGI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 1.08 Max: 2.55
Current: 1.15
0.1
2.55
PFCF 7.65
SBGI's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.67 vs. SBGI: 7.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SBGI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 8.07 Max: 36.01
Current: 7.65
0.4
36.01
POCF 5.84
SBGI's POCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 11.05 vs. SBGI: 5.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SBGI' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 6.00 Max: 21.36
Current: 5.84
0.4
21.36
EV-to-EBIT 12.26
SBGI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
64% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.45 vs. SBGI: 12.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SBGI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -16.2  Med: 12.90 Max: 46
Current: 12.26
-16.2
46
Shiller P/E 22.79
SBGI's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
54% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 20.55 vs. SBGI: 22.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SBGI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.19  Med: 25.36 Max: 699
Current: 22.79
2.19
699
Current Ratio 1.37
SBGI's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. SBGI: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SBGI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.16 Max: 3.65
Current: 1.37
0.32
3.65
Quick Ratio 1.37
SBGI's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. SBGI: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SBGI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.16 Max: 3.65
Current: 1.37
0.32
3.65
Days Sales Outstanding 64.75
SBGI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
51% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 66.03 vs. SBGI: 64.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SBGI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 51.95  Med: 72.63 Max: 115.1
Current: 64.75
51.95
115.1

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.55
SBGI's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
55% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. SBGI: 2.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SBGI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 3.68 Max: 80
Current: 2.55
0.63
80
Dividend Payout 0.30
SBGI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
62% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. SBGI: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SBGI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.50 Max: 6.52
Current: 0.3
0.04
6.52
Dividend growth (3y) 9.50
SBGI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
62% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. SBGI: 9.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
SBGI' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 102.7
Current: 9.5
0
102.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.55
SBGI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
54% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. SBGI: 2.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SBGI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 3.68 Max: 80
Current: 2.55
0.63
80
Share Buyback Rate -6.70
SBGI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
63% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. SBGI: -6.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
SBGI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.1  Med: 0.00 Max: -23.2
Current: -6.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 0.84
SBGI's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. SBGI: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SBGI' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.90 Max: 2.08
Current: 0.84
0.11
2.08
Price/Median PS Value 1.06
SBGI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. SBGI: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SBGI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 1.15 Max: 5.4
Current: 1.06
0.11
5.4
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.49
SBGI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. SBGI: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
SBGI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 2.12 Max: 7.91
Current: 0.49
0.32
7.91
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.18
SBGI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. SBGI: 8.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SBGI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.2  Med: 7.60 Max: 14.4
Current: 8.18
2.2
14.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 31.92
SBGI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 10.21 vs. SBGI: 31.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SBGI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 2.1  Med: 12.95 Max: 132.6
Current: 31.92
2.1
132.6

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 2,181 2,508 2,434 2,813
EPS($) 1.54 3.11 1.80 3.47
EPS without NRI($) 1.54 3.11 1.80 3.47

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. The Company is a television broadcasting company that owns or provides certain programming, operating or sales services to television stations in the United States. The Company owns, provides programming and operating services pursuant to local marketing agreements (LMAs) or provides sales services and other non-programming operating services pursuant to contracts to 149 television stations in 71 markets. The Companys broadcast group is a single reportable segment for accounting purposes and includes the following network affiliations: FOX (39 stations); CBS (25 stations); ABC (19 stations); NBC (16 stations); The CW (23 stations); MyNetworkTV (20 stations; not a network affiliation; however, it is branded as such); Univision (5 stations), Azteca (1 station) and one independent station. In addition, certain stations broadcast programming on second and third digital signals through network affiliation or program service arrangements with CBS, ABC, and NBC, FOX, The CW, MyNetworkTV, This TV, ME TV, Weather Radar, Weather Nation, Live Well Network, Antenna TV, Bounce Network, Zuus Country Network, Retro TV, Estrella TV, MundoFox, Tele-Romantica, Inmigrante TV, Azteca and Telemundo. Its broadcast segment includes its television stations and the four radio stations it acquired from Fisher Communications, Inc. The Company broadcast free over-the-air programming to television viewing audiences in the communities it serves through its local television stations. The programming that it provides on its primary station channels consists of network provided programs, news produced locally, local sporting events, programming from program service arrangements, syndicated entertainment programs and other locally produced programs such as Ring of Honor wrestling. The Company's television stations compete for audience share and advertising revenue with other television stations in their respective DMAs, as well as with other advertising media such as MVPDs, radio, newspapers, magazines, outdoor advertising, transit advertising, telecommunications providers, internet and broadband, yellow page directories and direct mail. 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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