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Townsquare Media (TSQ) – Well Positioned To Further Outperform Industry Peers

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

Townsquare is a community-focused digital media and digital marketing solutions company with market leading local radio stations, principally focused outside the top 50 markets in the U.S. Our assets include a subscription digital marketing services business, Townsquare Interactive, providing website design, creation and hosting, search engine optimization, social media and online reputation management as well as other digital monthly services for approximately 26,800 SMBs; a robust digital advertising division, Townsquare IGNITE, a powerful combination of a) an owned and operated portfolio of more than 330 local news and entertainment websites and mobile apps along with a network of leading national music and entertainment brands, collecting valuable first party data, and b) a proprietary digital programmatic advertising technology stack with an in-house demand and data management platform; and a portfolio of 321 local terrestrial radio stations in 67 U.S. markets strategically situated outside the Top 50 markets in the United States. Our portfolio includes local media brands such as WYRK.com, WJON.com, and NJ101.5.com and premier national music brands such as XXLmag.com, TasteofCountry.com, UltimateClassicRock.com and Loudwire.com.

Michael Kupinski, Director of Research, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

Patrick McCann, Research Associate, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

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In line Q3 results. The company reported quarterly revenue of $120.6 million, up 8.4% year over year and in line with our estimate of  $121.2 million. The revenue variance was due to softer Political advertising. Adj. EBITDA of $30.9 million was marginally higher than our estimate of $30.7 million. The company’s quarterly results demonstrated continued growth despite a difficult macroeconomic environment.

Strong financials. As of September 30th, the company had $27 million in cash and $524 million in long-term debt, and a net leverage ratio of 4.5 times. Management plans to reduce net leverage to 4 times by the end of year, and sits in a favorable position for opportunistic bond buy backs in a rising interest rate environment.


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