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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 Q3 estimates. Q3 revenues of $280.8 million was better than our $276.1 million estimate. Cash flow, Adj. EBITDA, was better than expected as well ($58.7 million versus our $51.9 million estimate). The better than expected results were largely due to stronger Digital advertising.
- Q4 pacings appear soft, but Q4 was anticipated to be a difficult comp given the absence of year earlier Political, but pacings are soft. Despite the lackluster Q4 revenue outlook, management anticipates achieving $204 million to $205 million in...
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