Movers and SHAKERS
Gray Television Inc. (GTN)
Outlook: A Solid Start To The Year
Gray Television, Inc. operates as a television broadcast company in the United States. As of April 6, 2010, it operated 36 television stations in 30 markets, including 17 affiliated with CBS Inc.; 10 affiliated with the National Broadcasting Company, Inc.; 8 affiliated with the American Broadcasting Company (ABC); and 1 affiliated with FOX Entertainment Group, Inc. (FOX). The company also operated 39 digital second channels comprising 1 affiliated with ABC, 4 affiliated with FOX, 7 affiliated with CW Network, LLC, 18 affiliated with Twentieth Television, Inc., 2 affiliated with Universal Sports Network, and 7 local news/weather channels. Gray Television, Inc. was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Michael Kupinski, Director of Research, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.
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Q4 results outperform. Revenues exceeded expectations, with the variance driven by better Political and Core advertising. Q4 revenues of $792 million was better than our $734 million estimate. Adjusted EBITDA was $404 million, much stronger than our $341 million estimate. Political advertising was $245 million in the quarter, well above our $217 million estimate. Coincidently, the quarter had more Political advertising than the entire year of 2018 at $235 million.
Q1 guidance better than expected. Total core revenues appear stronger than we expected, with guidance of 0% to 2% growth to approximately $253 million, significantly better than our $220 million estimate. Retransmission revenue was better than expected as well, with guidance of $245 million, better than our $230 million estimate. In spite of higher expenses, adjusted EBITDA is expected to be a ...
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