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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
MEG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
95% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. MEG: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MEG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.02 Max: 10.8
Current: 0.02
0
10.8
Equity to Asset 0.32
MEG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
75% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. MEG: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MEG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.28  Med: 0.37 Max: 0.7
Current: 0.32
-0.28
0.7
Interest Coverage 2.52
MEG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
87% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 62.63 vs. MEG: 2.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MEG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.03  Med: 2.72 Max: 4.8
Current: 2.52
1.03
4.8
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.85
M-Score: -1.47
WACC vs ROIC
11.11%
2.49%
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 14.07
MEG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.56 vs. MEG: 14.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MEG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -108.43  Med: 13.75 Max: 24.09
Current: 14.07
-108.43
24.09
Net-margin (%) 4.92
MEG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. MEG: 4.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MEG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -79.24  Med: 2.27 Max: 127.19
Current: 4.92
-79.24
127.19
ROE (%) 3.86
MEG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. MEG: 3.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MEG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -118.3  Med: 1.88 Max: 97.48
Current: 3.86
-118.3
97.48
ROA (%) 1.35
MEG's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. MEG: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MEG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -33.21  Med: 0.46 Max: 41.4
Current: 1.35
-33.21
41.4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 31.56
MEG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 12.86 vs. MEG: 31.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MEG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -154.59  Med: 25.21 Max: 53.48
Current: 31.56
-154.59
53.48
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -35.30
MEG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. MEG: -35.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MEG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -48.2  Med: 0.20 Max: 11.6
Current: -35.3
-48.2
11.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 4.60
MEG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. MEG: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MEG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -48.8  Med: -0.30 Max: 15.4
Current: 4.6
-48.8
15.4
» MEG's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

MEG Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 155,800 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 223,000 sh (+48.67%)
Steven Cohen 94,700 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,646,220 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 5,232,108 sh (-2.00%)
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Q3 2014

MEG Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 29,412 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 351,500 sh (+57.62%)
Warren Buffett 4,646,220 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 5,134,040 sh (-1.87%)
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Q4 2014

MEG Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Leon Cooperman 206,366 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 434,800 sh (+23.70%)
Mario Gabelli 5,973,985 sh (+16.36%)
Mario Gabelli 5,985,888 sh (+16.59%)
Warren Buffett 4,646,220 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 24,416 sh (-16.99%)
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Q1 2015

MEG Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Steven Cohen 365,200 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 25,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 507,800 sh (+16.79%)
Mario Gabelli 6,106,040 sh (+2.21%)
Warren Buffett 4,646,220 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Leon Cooperman 75,000 sh (-63.66%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 35.27
MEG's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
68% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 24.30 vs. MEG: 35.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MEG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.01  Med: 19.13 Max: 223.11
Current: 35.27
8.01
223.11
Forward P/E 13.57
MEG's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
65% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.33 vs. MEG: 13.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 36.60
MEG's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
67% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 24.80 vs. MEG: 36.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MEG' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.99  Med: 19.56 Max: 215
Current: 36.6
7.99
215
P/B 1.39
MEG's P/B is ranked higher than
62% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. MEG: 1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MEG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 1.02 Max: 3.73
Current: 1.39
0.09
3.73
P/S 1.96
MEG's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. MEG: 1.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MEG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.66 Max: 5.42
Current: 1.96
0.04
5.42
PFCF 16.11
MEG's PFCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 18.56 vs. MEG: 16.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MEG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 12.18 Max: 94.3
Current: 16.11
0.46
94.3
POCF 11.25
MEG's POCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 11.73 vs. MEG: 11.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MEG' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 5.32 Max: 895.5
Current: 11.25
0.3
895.5
EV-to-EBIT 28.74
MEG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
72% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.60 vs. MEG: 28.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MEG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -3070.5  Med: 13.20 Max: 111.9
Current: 28.74
-3070.5
111.9
Current Ratio 2.87
MEG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. MEG: 2.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MEG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.04  Med: 1.44 Max: 2.87
Current: 2.87
1.04
2.87
Quick Ratio 2.87
MEG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. MEG: 2.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MEG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.39 Max: 2.87
Current: 2.87
0.91
2.87
Days Sales Outstanding 103.43
MEG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
69% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 67.82 vs. MEG: 103.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MEG' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 38.88  Med: 51.67 Max: 149.13
Current: 103.43
38.88
149.13

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Projected FCF 1.43
MEG's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. MEG: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MEG' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 1.36 Max: 356.5
Current: 1.43
0.05
356.5
Price/Median PS Value 3.04
MEG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
93% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. MEG: 3.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MEG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 1.96 Max: 7.69
Current: 3.04
0.07
7.69
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.59
MEG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. MEG: 3.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MEG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.9  Med: 7.20 Max: 15.2
Current: 3.59
0.9
15.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -15.87
MEG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9.48 vs. MEG: -15.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MEG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -16.5  Med: 14.90 Max: 204.6
Current: -15.87
-16.5
204.6

Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Broadcasting - TV
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Traded in other countries:M0G.Germany,
Media General Inc was incorporated as Legacy Media General in Virginia and became a public company in 1969. The Company owns or operates 31 network-affiliated broadcast television stations as well as related websites and mobile news applications. The Company's network affiliations include twelve CBS stations, nine NBC stations, seven ABC stations, one FOX station, one CW station and one MyNetworkTV station. Media General's stations operate across 28 markets, reaching approximately 16.5 million, or 14 percent, of U.S. TV households. The ownership, operation and sale of television stations are subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Communications Commission, which acts under the authority granted by the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.
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