Emmis Communications

Emmis Communications

Emmis Communications

Overview
Date Founded

1980

Headquarters

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

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

412

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

Chief Strategy Officer

Indianapolis Monthly Publisher, President

Vice President & Associate General Counsel

Director

Director

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

Director at Emmis Communications

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at CBS, Inc.

Director at Emmis Communications

Director at Emmis Communications

Former President at Fox Television Stations LLC

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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

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SCM’s investment approach focuses on fundamental value with respect to specific securities, both in long and short strategies, that intends both to achieve absolute investment returns and preserve capital, irrespective of market conditions. The firm uses primary research and fundamental bottom-up analysis in an attempt to develop a deep, fundamental view of companies and to identify opportunities across investment instruments.

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SCM’s investment approach focuses on fundamental value with respect to specific securities, both in long and short strategies, that intends both to achieve absolute investment returns and preserve capital, irrespective of market conditions. The firm uses primary research and fundamental bottom-up analysis in an attempt to develop a deep, fundamental view of companies and to identify opportunities across investment instruments.

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

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Standard General LP (Private Equity) purchases MediaCo Holding, Inc. from Emmis Communications

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Hubbard Radio LLC purchases Emmis Communications Corp. /2 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

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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

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

Legal Advisor

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

Legal Advisor

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

Clients

The Walt Disney Co. is a diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise. It operates through the following segments: Media Networks, Parks, Experiences and Products, Studio Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI). The Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, domestic television stations, radio networks and stations. The Parks, Experiences and Products segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida; the Disneyland Resort in California; Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii; the Disney Vacation Club; the Disney Cruise Line; and Adventures by Disney. The Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures, direct-to-video content, musical recordings and live stage plays. This segment distributes films primarily under the Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Touchstone banners. The DTCI segment licenses the company's trade names, characters and visual and literary properties to various manufacturers, game developers, publishers and retailers throughout the world. It also develops and publishes games, primarily for mobile platforms, and books, magazines and comic books. This segment also distributes branded merchandise directly through retail, online and wholesale businesses. The company was founded by Walter Elias Disney on October 16, 1923 and is headquartered in Burbank, CA.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2020
Market Capitalization
$36.8M
Total Enterprise Value
$17.3M
Earnings Per Share
$-1.74
Revenue
$39.7M
Net Profit
$-22.4M
EBITDA
$-11.3M
EBITDAMargin
-28.54%
Total Debt
$65.5M
Enterprise Value / Sales
0.44x
TEVNet Income
-0.77x
Debt TEV
3.79x
Total Equity
$120M
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-43.01%
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