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Tegna Debt-to-EBITDA

: 3.16 (As of Jun. 2022)
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Debt-to-EBITDA measures a company's ability to pay off its debt.

Tegna's Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $0 Mil. Tegna's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $3,153 Mil. Tegna's annualized EBITDA for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $998 Mil. Tegna's annualized Debt-to-EBITDA for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 3.16.

A high Debt-to-EBITDA ratio generally means that a company may spend more time to paying off its debt. According to Joel Tillinghast's BIG MONEY THINKS SMALL: Biases, Blind Spots, and Smarter Investing, a ratio of Debt-to-EBITDA exceeding four is usually considered scary unless tangible assets cover the debt.

The historical rank and industry rank for Tegna's Debt-to-EBITDA or its related term are showing as below:

TGNA' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.41   Med: 4.15   Max: 7.8
Current: 3.2

During the past 13 years, the highest Debt-to-EBITDA Ratio of Tegna was 7.80. The lowest was 1.41. And the median was 4.15.

TGNA's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked worse than
65.09% of 696 companies
in the Media - Diversified industry
Industry Median: 1.80 vs TGNA: 3.20

Tegna Debt-to-EBITDA Historical Data

The historical data trend for Tegna's Debt-to-EBITDA can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

Tegna Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Debt-to-EBITDA
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 4.57 3.74 6.20 3.72 3.58

Tegna Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
Debt-to-EBITDA Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 4.11 3.50 3.46 3.12 3.16

Competitive Comparison

For the Broadcasting subindustry, Tegna's Debt-to-EBITDA, along with its competitors' market caps and Debt-to-EBITDA data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Tegna Debt-to-EBITDA Distribution

For the Media - Diversified industry and Communication Services sector, Tegna's Debt-to-EBITDA distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Tegna's Debt-to-EBITDA falls into.



Tegna Debt-to-EBITDA Calculation

Debt-to-EBITDA measures a company's ability to pay off its debt.

Tegna's Debt-to-EBITDA for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2021 is calculated as

Debt-to-EBITDA=Total Debt / EBITDA
=(Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation) / EBITDA
=(0 + 3320.94) / 927.18
=3.58

Tegna's annualized Debt-to-EBITDA for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as

Debt-to-EBITDA=Total Debt / EBITDA
=(Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation) / EBITDA
=(0 + 3153.044) / 997.812
=3.16

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

In the calculation of annual Debt-to-EBITDA, the EBITDA of the last fiscal year is used. In calculating the annualized quarterly data, the EBITDA data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2022) EBITDA data.


Tegna  (NYSE:TGNA) Debt-to-EBITDA Explanation

In the calculation of Debt-to-EBITDA, we use the total of Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation and Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation divided by EBITDA. In some calculations, Total Liabilities is used to for calculation.


Be Aware

A high Debt-to-EBITDA ratio generally means that a company may spend more time to paying off its debt.

According to Joel Tillinghast's BIG MONEY THINKS SMALL: Biases, Blind Spots, and Smarter Investing, a ratio of Debt-to-EBITDA exceeding four is usually considered scary unless tangible assets cover the debt.


Tegna Debt-to-EBITDA Related Terms

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Tegna Business Description

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Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
8350 Broad Street, Suite 2000, Tysons, VA, USA, 22102-5151
Tegna Inc is a media company with a portfolio of broadcast stations and digital sites. The firm has around 64 television stations and 2 radio stations in approximately 51 U.S markets. The company owns multicast networks of True Crime Network and Quest. It generates key revenue from advertising and marketing services, subscription, political advertising, and other services.
Executives
Kim Soohyung 10 percent owner C/O STANDARD GENERAL L.P. 767 FIFTH AVENUE, 12TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10153
Standard General L.p. 10 percent owner 767 FIFTH AVENUE 12TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10153
Grimes Karen H. director TOLL BROTHERS, INC. 1140 VIRGINIA DRIVE FORT WASHINGTON PA 19034
Harrison Akinyale S. officer: SVP, General Counsel and Sec. C/O TEGNA INC. 7950 JONES BRANCH DRIVE MCLEAN VA 22107
Bianchini Gina L director 312 WALNUT STREET, SUITE 1800 CINCINNATI OH 45202
Epstein Stuart J. director C/O TEGNA INC. 7950 JONES BRANCH DRIVE MCLEAN VA 22107
Witmer Melinda director C/O TEGNA INC. 7950 JONES BRANCH DRIVE MCLEAN VA 22107
Trelstad Lynn B. officer: EVP and COO - Media Operations C/O TEGNA INC. 7950 JONES BRANCH DRIVE MCLEAN VA 22107
Nolop Bruce P director C/O E*TRADE FINANCIAL CORPORATE SERVICES 135 EAST 57TH STREET NEW YORK NY 10022
Mccune Scott K director C/O GANNETT CO., INC. 7950 JONES BRANCH DRIVE MCLEAN VA 22107
Shapiro Neal director GANNETT CO., INC. 7950 JONES BRANCH DRIVE MCLEAN VA 22107
Ness Susan director C/O ADELPHIA COMMUNICATIONS CORP 5619 DTC PARKWAY EDGEWOOD CO 80111
Elias Howard D director C/O EMC CORPORATION 176 SOUTH STREET HOPKINTON MA 01748
Greenthal Jill A director MARTHA STEWART LIVING OMNIMEDIA INC 11 WEST 42ND STREET 25TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10036
Mcgee Henry Wadsworth Iii director 1300 MORRIS DRIVE CHESTERBROOK PA 19087

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