Cumulus Media (CMLS) – Reaches For Its Pill Box

Media and Entertainment
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Friday, February 23, 2024

Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) is an audio-first media 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 406 owned-and-operated radio stations across 86 markets; delivers nationally-syndicated sports, news, talk, and entertainment programming from iconic brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, CNN, the AP, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and many other world-class partners across more than 9,500 affiliated stations through Westwood One, the largest audio network in America; and inspires listeners through the Cumulus Podcast Network, its rapidly growing network of original podcasts that are smart, entertaining and thought-provoking. Cumulus Media provides advertisers with personal connections, local impact and national reach through broadcast and on-demand digital, mobile, social, and voice-activated platforms, as well as integrated digital marketing services, powerful influencers, full-service audio solutions, industry-leading research and insights, and live event experiences. Cumulus Media is the only audio media company to provide marketers with local and national advertising performance guarantees. For more information visit

Michael Kupinski, Director of Research, Equity Research Analyst, Digital, Media & Technology , Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

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Announces a “poison pill.” Cumulus Media adopted a limited-duration shareholder rights plan with the goal of discouraging an investor from increasing its stake beyond 15% of total shares outstanding. We view the move as shareholder friendly given that it prevents the investment group from a “creeping,” opportunistic takeover of the company at depressed stock valuations. 

What does the pill do? The plan is to issue one right for each share of Class A and Class B common stock as of the close of business March 4, 2024. The right will become exercisable if any person or affiliate group acquires 15% or more of the company’s stock. Each right holder will be able to acquire shares at a 50% discount or exchange the right for common stock. The move would significantly dilute the investor’s interest and make a takeover of the company prohibitively expensive. 

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