Nexstar Media Group Inc

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NXST : NASDAQ : Services
$66.8 up 0.55 | 0.83%
Today's Range: 65.9 - 66.95
Avg. Daily Volume: 837600.0
07/27/17 - 11:46 AM ET

Financial Analysis


NEXSTAR MEDIA GROUP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. NEXSTAR MEDIA GROUP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.10 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 987.95% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)540.32255.66
EBITDA ($mil)170.587.27
EBIT ($mil)100.1162.63
Net Income ($mil)6.0521.73


Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)72.8912.82
Total Assets ($mil)7523.11892.19
Total Debt ($mil)4501.921514.16
Equity ($mil)1212.03111.4


Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin54.9958.96
EBITDA Margin31.5534.13
Operating Margin18.5324.5
Sales Turnover0.180.5
Return on Assets1.04.57
Return on Equity6.2577.64
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio1.961.61
Debt/Capital0.790.93
Interest Expense79.2420.65
Interest Coverage1.263.03


Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)47.2130.68
Div / share0.30.24
EPS0.130.69
Book value / share25.683.63
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume820404.0522659.0

Valuation


BUY. NEXSTAR MEDIA GROUP's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 20.97 for the Media industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.66. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.52 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.07 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.87. The price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is significantly 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 27.75 Peers 20.97   NXST 10.16 Peers 11.99

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

NXST is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

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.

NXST is trading at a 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
NXST 9.90 Peers 27.44   NXST 1.45 Peers 2.17

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 significant 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 2.52 Peers 3.87   NXST -14.34 Peers 94.15

Discount. 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.

NXST is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

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 2.20 Peers 18.35   NXST 46.04 Peers 38.50

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 exceeds its peers.

 

 

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