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Cumulus Media Inc. (CMLS)
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CUMULUS MEDIA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMLS) is a leading audio-first media and entertainment company delivering premium content to over a quarter billion people every month — wherever and whenever they want it. CUMULUS MEDIA engages listeners with high-quality local programming through 428 owned-and-operated stations across 87 markets; delivers nationally-syndicated sports, news, talk, and entertainment programming from iconic brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMYS, the American Country Music Awards, and many other world-class partners across nearly 8,000 affiliated stations through Westwood One, the largest audio network in America; and inspires listeners through its rapidly growing network of original podcasts that are smart, entertaining and thought-provoking. CUMULUS MEDIA provides advertisers with local impact and national reach through on-air, digital, mobile, and voice-activated media solutions, as well as access to integrated digital marketing services, powerful influencers, and live event experiences. CUMULUS MEDIA is the only audio media company to provide marketers with local and national advertising performance guarantees.
Michael Kupinski, Director of Research, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.
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Overachieves cash flow on softer revenue. Q2 total company revenues of $146.0 million, down 46.6% yoy, was lighter than our $151.5 million estimate. Adjusted EBITDA loss of $6.3 million was better than our loss estimate of $12.6 million. The better than expected loss estimate reflected the company's earlier $85 million annualized cost reductions.
Not flowing through the upside to full year. Radio advertising trends are improving, but not at the pace we originally expected. We are tweaking lower our Q3 revenue and cash flow estimate in an abundance of caution. We are tweaking lower our Q3 revenue from $196.0 million to $193.0 million and our Q3 cash flow estimate from ...
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