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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

Interest Coverage 0.60
MEG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 20.66 vs. MEG: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MEG' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.6
Current: 0.6
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

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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-11-09 Est.)

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Cash & Debt
Operating Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Operating Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q2 2016

MEG Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Leucadia National 139,182 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 4,431,968 sh (+26.30%)
Paul Tudor Jones 1,460,171 sh (+22.77%)
Warren Buffett 3,471,309 sh (unchged)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 1,676,146 sh (-10.85%)
Mario Gabelli 5,019,728 sh (-11.89%)
Chuck Royce 117,272 sh (-55.21%)
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Q3 2016

MEG Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Leucadia National 195,820 sh (+40.69%)
Jeremy Grantham 5,948,906 sh (+34.23%)
Paul Tudor Jones 1,504,433 sh (+3.03%)
Chuck Royce 117,272 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett Sold Out
Keeley Asset Management Corp 1,511,031 sh (-9.85%)
Mario Gabelli 4,417,890 sh (-11.99%)
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Q4 2016

MEG Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jeremy Grantham 7,679,010 sh (+29.08%)
Chuck Royce 117,272 sh (unchged)
Leucadia National Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 3,825,450 sh (-13.41%)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 1,307,521 sh (-13.47%)
Paul Tudor Jones 1,270,649 sh (-15.54%)
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Q1 2017

MEG Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MEG

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2017-03-31 Sold Out 0.46%$18.45 - $19.28 $ 18.51-1%0
Mario Gabelli 2016-12-31 Reduce -13.41%0.07%$16.69 - $19.05 $ 18.512%3,825,450
Keeley Asset Management Corp 2016-12-31 Reduce -13.47%0.16%$16.69 - $19.05 $ 18.512%1,307,521
Leucadia National 2016-12-31 Sold Out 0.3%$16.69 - $19.05 $ 18.512%0
Mario Gabelli 2016-09-30 Reduce -11.99%0.07%$16.88 - $18.43 $ 18.514%4,417,890
Keeley Asset Management Corp 2016-09-30 Reduce -9.85%0.12%$16.88 - $18.43 $ 18.514%1,511,031
Leucadia National 2016-09-30 Add 40.69%0.09%$16.88 - $18.43 $ 18.514%195,820
Warren Buffett 2016-09-30 Sold Out 0.05%$16.88 - $18.43 $ 18.514%0
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Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Broadcasting - TV    NAICS: 515120    SIC: 4833
Traded in other countries:M0G.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
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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Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,449.48
EPS (TTM) $ -0.48
Short Percentage of Float4.19%
52-Week Range $14.81 - 19.28
Shares Outstanding (Mil)129.31

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 1,608 1,502
EPS ($) 0.97 0.72
EPS without NRI ($) 0.97 0.72
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
Dividends per Share ($)
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