Emmis Communications

Emmis Communications

Emmis Communications

Overview
Date Founded

1986

Headquarters

40 Monument Circle, Suite 700 Indianapolis, IN, 46204, United States

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

560

Industries

Cable, Satellite, and Radio Telecommunications
Computer Software
Internet Software & Services
Entertainment

Company Description

One of the nation's most respected diversified communications companies, Emmis Communications (NASDAQ: EMMS) owns and operates radio and magazine entities in large and medium sized markets throughout the U.S. Emmis is the 9th largest radio group in the U.S (based on listeners) and has been voted the Most Respected Radio Company in a poll of industry CEOs. Over the last two decades, Emmis has created one of the most unique work environments in the communications industry - the Emmis Culture. The envy of many of our peers, this culture carries at its heart the belief that, in order to succeed, a company must take risks, treat its people well and give them the tools they need to win. It has earned us a reputation as a fun, exciting and innovative company where every individual is a part of the team. The Emmis culture breeds creativity and innovation. Employees at every level are encouraged to think out of the box, experiment and contribute

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Executives & Employees

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer & Founder

President & Chief Operating Officer

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Advisor & President of the Broadcaster Traffic Consortium LLC

Chief Strategy Officer

Vice President & Associate General Counsel

Vice President-Editorial Director-Publishing

Vice President & Group Publisher-National Sales, Emmis Publishing

Publisher, Indianapolis Monthly

Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer & Founder at Emmis Communications

Co-Founder at Tailwind Management LP

President & Chief Operating Officer at Emmis Communications

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at CBS, Inc.

Managing Partner at Madison Place Partners LLC

President & Owner at LMCS LLC

Former Attorney-Pharmaceutical Division at Eli Lilly & Company

Former President at Fox Television Stations LLC

Director at Emmis Communications

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Gate City Capital Management LLC is a private company headquartered in Chicago, IL, that provides investment advice. The firm was founded in 2014 by Michael Melby.

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TowerView invests primarily in the stocks of US micro-cap and small-cap companies in the consumer non-durables, finance and consumer services sectors. The firm maintains a low turnover rate

Recent Transactions
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Sinclair Telecable, Inc. purchases Emmis Communications Corp. /Austin Radio Cluster from Emmis Communications

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Hubbard Radio LLC purchases Emmis Communications Corp. /2 Radio Stations from Emmis Communications

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Entercom Communications Corp. purchases Emmis Communications Corp. /Radio Stations from Emmis Communications

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onEmmis Communications purchases Lee Enterprises /8 Network & 7 Satellite Televison Stations from Lee Enterprises, Inc.

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Advised onMontecito Broadcast Group LLC, The Blackstone Group, Inc. purchase Emmis Communications Corp. /4 Television Stations from Emmis Communications

Accountant

Advised onJournal Communications, Inc. purchases Emmis Communications Corp. /3 Television Stations from Emmis Communications

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Advised onMontecito Broadcast Group LLC, The Blackstone Group, Inc. purchase Emmis Communications Corp. /4 Television Stations from Emmis Communications

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Advised onMontecito Broadcast Group LLC, The Blackstone Group, Inc. purchase Emmis Communications Corp. /4 Television Stations from Emmis Communications

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Advised onMontecito Broadcast Group LLC, The Blackstone Group, Inc. purchase Emmis Communications Corp. /4 Television Stations from Emmis Communications

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Senior Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Legal Advisor

Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Legal Advisor

Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Clients

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$50.5M
Total Enterprise Value
$153M
Earnings Per Share
$1.74
Revenue
$114M
EBITDAMargin
11.2%
Enterprise Value Sales
1.34x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
11.95x
TEVNet Income
6.54x
Debt TEV
0.53x
Net Profit
$23.4M
EBITDA
$12.8M
Total Debt
$80.9M
Total Equity
$100M
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-20.99%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-11.07%
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iHeartMedia, Inc. Cable, Satellite, and Radio Telecommunications - San Antonio, Texas

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Entercom Communications Corp. Cable, Satellite, and Radio Telecommunications - Bala Cynwyd, PA

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