Cumulus Media (CMLS)
Undervalued In Spite Of The Recent Move
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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NobleCon 18 highlights Frank Lopez-Balboa, CFO, and Collin Jones, Corporate Development, held a fireside chat and outlined its operational and debt reduction strategy. In addition, management highlighted an improved financial profile given a rebounding advertising environment. A replay of the company’s presentation may be found here.
Recovery at full speed. Management declared that advertising is recovering beyond pre-pandemic levels, thanks to emerging categories such as sports betting and crypto currencies, as well as a strong comeback in entertainment and finance ad categories. These trends offset auto, which is not expected to be rebound now until 2023. Additionally, in 2022, political revenue is expected to surpass the …
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