Nexstar Media Group Inc

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NXST : NASDAQ : Services
$70.25 up 0.55 | 0.79%
Today's Range: 69.65 - 71.05
Avg. Daily Volume: 641300.0
03/24/17 - 1:25 PM ET

Financial Analysis


NEXSTAR BROADCASTING GROUP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)309.88252.26
EBITDA ($mil)132.5394.75
EBIT ($mil)107.7469.95
Net Income ($mil)20.4827.17


Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)0.043.42
Total Assets ($mil)0.01835.13
Total Debt ($mil)2342.41480.71
Equity ($mil)0.080.67


Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin64.0961.19
EBITDA Margin42.7637.55
Operating Margin34.7727.73
Sales Turnover0.00.49
Return on Assets0.04.23
Return on Equity0.096.29
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio0.01.78
Debt/Capital0.00.95
Interest Expense45.2320.44
Interest Coverage2.383.42


Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)30.7130.63
Div / share0.240.19
EPS0.640.86
Book value / share0.02.63
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume618197.0693756.0

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 21.82 for the Media industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.73. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the industry average, indicating a discount.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
NXST 23.81 Peers 21.82   NXST NA Peers 12.01

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

NXST is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.

 

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

Ratio not available.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
NXST 11.04 Peers 25.30   NXST 0.55 Peers 2.14

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

NXST is trading at a discount to its peers.

 

Discount. 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.

NXST trades at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
NXST NA Peers 3.55   NXST 18.93 Peers 109.26

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

Ratio not available.

 

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

However, NXST 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
NXST 1.91 Peers 15.67   NXST 23.07 Peers 17.61

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.

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

 

Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

NXST has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 

 

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