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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
97% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. MEG: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MEG' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.02 Max: 10.8
Current: 0.02
0
10.8
Equity to Asset 0.33
MEG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
71% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. MEG: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MEG' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.28  Med: 0.35 Max: 0.7
Current: 0.33
-0.28
0.7
Interest Coverage 0.37
MEG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 14.08 vs. MEG: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MEG' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.03  Med: 2.52 Max: 4.27
Current: 0.37
1.03
4.27
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.90
M-Score: -2.24
WACC vs ROIC
8.32%
0.50%
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 (%) 3.23
MEG's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.38 vs. MEG: 3.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MEG' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -108.04  Med: 12.02 Max: 24.09
Current: 3.23
-108.04
24.09
Net-margin (%) -4.31
MEG's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.32 vs. MEG: -4.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MEG' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -78.98  Med: -4.39 Max: 8.04
Current: -4.31
-78.98
8.04
ROE (%) -4.01
MEG's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.86 vs. MEG: -4.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MEG' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -118.3  Med: -12.71 Max: 8.53
Current: -4.01
-118.3
8.53
ROA (%) -1.30
MEG's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. MEG: -1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MEG' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.21  Med: -2.33 Max: 3.53
Current: -1.3
-33.21
3.53
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.62
MEG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.79 vs. MEG: 6.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MEG' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -154.56  Med: 14.07 Max: 31.3
Current: 6.62
-154.56
31.3
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -35.30
MEG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. MEG: -35.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MEG' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.2  Med: -0.70 Max: 6.8
Current: -35.3
-48.2
6.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 4.60
MEG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. MEG: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MEG' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -49.1  Med: -0.35 Max: 41.9
Current: 4.6
-49.1
41.9
» MEG's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-08-06)


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

MEG Guru Trades in Q2 2015

John Keeley 2,597,580 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 670,200 sh (+83.52%)
Chuck Royce 628,800 sh (+23.83%)
Mario Gabelli 6,443,750 sh (+5.53%)
Warren Buffett 4,646,220 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
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Q3 2015

MEG Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 14,200 sh (New)
John Rogers 2,711,983 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 920,000 sh (+37.27%)
John Keeley 2,543,360 sh (-2.09%)
Mario Gabelli 6,060,085 sh (-5.95%)
Warren Buffett 3,471,309 sh (-25.29%)
Chuck Royce 233,196 sh (-62.91%)
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Q4 2015

MEG Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Chuck Royce 305,739 sh (+31.11%)
Warren Buffett 3,471,309 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Rogers 2,704,268 sh (-0.28%)
Mario Gabelli 5,980,246 sh (-1.32%)
John Keeley 2,413,378 sh (-5.11%)
Steven Cohen 387,500 sh (-57.88%)
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Q1 2016

MEG Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 1,189,371 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 3,508,945 sh (New)
Warren Buffett 3,471,309 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
John Rogers Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 5,697,346 sh (-4.73%)
Chuck Royce 261,800 sh (-14.37%)
John Keeley 1,880,148 sh (-22.09%)
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Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Broadcasting - TV
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Media General Inc is a provider of news, information and entertainment across network-affiliated television stations, digital media and mobile platforms, serving consumers and advertisers in local markets in the Southeastern United States.

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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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 21.65
MEG's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
78% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.75 vs. MEG: 21.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.62
MEG's P/B is ranked higher than
57% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. MEG: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MEG' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 1.07 Max: 6470
Current: 1.62
0.09
6470
P/S 1.69
MEG's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. MEG: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MEG' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.62 Max: 5.32
Current: 1.69
0.04
5.32
PFCF 61.32
MEG's PFCF is ranked lower than
88% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.91 vs. MEG: 61.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MEG' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 13.39 Max: 2496.67
Current: 61.32
0.46
2496.67
POCF 23.70
MEG's POCF is ranked lower than
82% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 11.01 vs. MEG: 23.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MEG' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 5.53 Max: 251.6
Current: 23.7
0.29
251.6
EV-to-EBIT 102.88
MEG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
95% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.00 vs. MEG: 102.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MEG' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -110.3  Med: 13.60 Max: 962.3
Current: 102.88
-110.3
962.3
EV-to-EBITDA 17.24
MEG's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
71% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 11.07 vs. MEG: 17.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MEG' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.3  Med: 9.00 Max: 35.5
Current: 17.24
-38.3
35.5
Current Ratio 2.23
MEG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. MEG: 2.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MEG' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.04  Med: 1.46 Max: 2.87
Current: 2.23
1.04
2.87
Quick Ratio 2.23
MEG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. MEG: 2.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MEG' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.41 Max: 2.87
Current: 2.23
0.93
2.87
Days Sales Outstanding 78.82
MEG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
57% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 67.96 vs. MEG: 78.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MEG' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 46.61  Med: 56.25 Max: 149.13
Current: 78.82
46.61
149.13
Days Payable 12.46
MEG's Days Payable is ranked lower than
83% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 54.34 vs. MEG: 12.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
MEG' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.54  Med: 42.55 Max: 74.32
Current: 12.46
24.54
74.32

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Projected FCF 1.62
MEG's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. MEG: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MEG' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 1.36 Max: 356.5
Current: 1.62
0.05
356.5
Price/Median PS Value 2.71
MEG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
92% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. MEG: 2.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MEG' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 2.14 Max: 8.19
Current: 2.71
0.08
8.19
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 1.00
MEG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. MEG: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MEG' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 6.20 Max: 11.2
Current: 1
0.1
11.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -5.32
MEG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9.31 vs. MEG: -5.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MEG' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.3  Med: 14.70 Max: 204.6
Current: -5.32
-10.3
204.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,352
EPS (TTM) $ -0.45
Beta1.59
Short Percentage of Float7.17%
52-Week Range $9.74 - 17.81
Shares Outstanding (Mil)129.27

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 2,053 1,494
EPS ($) 0.64 0.81
EPS without NRI ($) 0.64 0.81
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
-0.34%
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