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Salem Media (SALM)
A Rush To Fill A Void
Salem Media Group is America’s leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. In addition to its radio properties, Salem owns Salem Radio Network, which syndicates talk, news and music programming to approximately 2700 affiliates; Salem Radio Representatives, a national radio advertising sales force; Salem Web Network, a leading Internet provider of Christian content and online streaming; and Salem Publishing, a leading publisher of Christian themed magazines. Salem owns and operates 115 radio stations, with 73 stations in the nation’s top 25 top markets – and 25 in the top 10. Each of our radio properties has a full portfolio of broadcast and digital marketing opportunities.
Michael Kupinski, Director of Research, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.
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Q1 results. Total company revenues were above expectations at $64.47 million versus our estimate of $62.10 million. Cash flow, as measured by adjusted EBITDA was $10.24 million versus our $9.70 million estimate. The solid quarter was driven by better-than-expected Political advertising and strong results in its Digital businesses.
Q1 outlook. Management provided two months of revenue trends, with total company revenues down 4%, but indicated that March revenue is significantly improved. We are raising our Q1 revenue estimate from $55.99 million to $56.40 million and maintaining our adj. EBITDA estimate of $4.5 million. We are raising our full year 2021 revenue and cash flow estimates...
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