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Salem Media (SALM)
On Track For A Good Year
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.
Andres Miranda Lopez, Research Associate, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.
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Solid Q4 results. Fourth-quarter revenues of $69.1 million were stronger than our $64.8 million, growing a remarkable 7.2% year-over-year. The Publishing segment was the main driver of revenue growth, generating $6.5 million in revenue, a 27.1% increase YoY. Adjusted EBITDA was $10.8 million compared to our $9.6 million estimate, a 9.3% upside variance.
Continuing the digital path. Digital revenue comprised roughly 29% of total revenues, ten years ago that figure was only 12%. The newest channel of digital revenues, Podcast revenues, were $1.6 million in the quarter, a notable result to end its first year of existence. Management intends to expand the company's digital footprint through its different platforms ...
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