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Cumulus Media Inc
CMLS : : Services
$0.37 | %
Today's Range: 0.34 - 0.40
Avg. Daily Volume: 947,100
04/29/16 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


CUMULUS MEDIA INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. CUMULUS MEDIA INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.34 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 97.03% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)308.83329.25
EBITDA ($mil)59.8983.38
EBIT ($mil)34.3755.2
Net Income ($mil)-4.63.36


Balance Sheet Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)39.6417.33
Total Assets ($mil)3024.793745.44
Total Debt ($mil)2425.32485.13
Equity ($mil)16.03541.58


Profitability Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Gross Profit Margin63.6363.95
EBITDA Margin19.3925.32
Operating Margin11.1316.76
Sales Turnover0.390.34
Return on Assets-18.060.31
Return on Equity-3408.762.17
Debt Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Current Ratio2.932.38
Debt/Capital0.990.82
Interest Expense35.5936.15
Interest Coverage0.971.53


Share Data Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)234.1233.02
Div / share0.00.0
EPS-0.020.02
Book value / share0.072.32
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume970128.01858754.0

Valuation


SELL. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 6.14 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 3.68. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, CUMULUS MEDIA INC proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CMLS NM Peers 27.62   CMLS 1.19 Peers 14.92

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

CMLS's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.

 

Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

CMLS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CMLS NM Peers 22.13   CMLS NA Peers 1.39

Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.

CMLS's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.

 

Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

Ratio not available.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
CMLS 6.14 Peers 3.68   CMLS -4780.00 Peers -17.21

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

CMLS is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, CMLS is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CMLS 0.08 Peers 2.88   CMLS -7.50 Peers 9.58

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

CMLS is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

CMLS significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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