Meredith Corp.

Meredith Corp.

Meredith Corp.

Overview
Date Founded

1902

Headquarters

1716 LOCUST STREET, DES MOINES, IA, 50309

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

5,120

Industries

Publishing
Media Conglomerates
Advertising & Marketing
Cable, Satellite, and Radio Telecommunications

Company Description

Meredith Corp. engages in television broadcasting and magazine advertising business. It operates through the Local Media and National Media business segments. The Local Media segment includes television stations and offers websites, mobile-optimized websites, and mobile applications. The National Media segment consists of national consumer media brands delivered via multiple media platforms including print magazines and digital and mobile media, brand licensing activities, database-related activities, and business-to-business marketing products and services. The company was founded by Edwin Thomas Meredith in 1902 and is headquartered in Des Moines, IA.

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Executives & Employees

Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer & Principal Accounting Officer

Chief Development Officer & General Counsel

Chief Revenue Officer & Executive Vice President

Chief Communications Officer

Executive Vice President, Strategy & Business Development

Head, Strategic Marketing & Communications

President, National Media Group

President, Local Media Group

President, Meredith Digital

Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer at Meredith Corp.

Vice Chairman at Selectable Media, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Public Broadcasting Service

Former President at Brown-Forman Corp.

Director & Vice President at Basic Builders, Inc.

Venture Partner & Managing Member at Axcel Partners

Member-Sports Board at The University of Nottingham

Executive Vice President & General Manager, Global Food & Beverage at Ecolab, Inc.

Advisor at 890 5th Avenue Partners, Inc.

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Ariel Investments began as a small- and mid-cap value manager, and evolved strategically to offer three approaches - all of which seek out attractive intrinsic value through relatively concentrated portfolios. The firm manages investment strategies that aim long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in equity investments. They utilize bottom-up, fundamental analysis to select quality company stocks. Ariel Investments offers three investment strategy approaches: traditional value, deep value, and global. The traditional value strategies include small-cap value, small/mid-cap value, mid-cap value, and focused value. The deep value strategies include micro-cap value and small-cap deep value. The global strategies include global, global concentrated, international (DM), and international (DM/EM).

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SCA uses fundamental research and stock selection processes to identify sectors and companies positioned to capitalize on certain themes. The firm may use one of several standardized portfolios (i.e., Mid-Cap, All-Cap, Large-Cap Value, Fixed Income, and Equity Income) to adequately address client needs. SCA primarily invests in equities, fixed income securities, mutual funds, and ETFs through their managed portfolios and asset allocation strategies. Stocks are considered for purchase when they are trading below a calculated value.

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Engle utilizes long and short equity investments in global equities based on bottom-up fundamental research. The firm seeks to generate high absolute returns by identifying companies undergoing transformative change.

Recent Transactions
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purchases Meredith Corp. /National Media Group from Meredith Corp.

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Sportority Ltd. purchases FanSided, Inc. from Meredith Corp.

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Meredith Corp. purchases Stop, Breathe & Think, PBC from Amplify.LA Partners LLC, Double M Partners, Tumml, Inc., Aspect Management LLC, Broadway Angels, Launchpad Digital Health LLC

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onMeredith Corp. purchases TI Gotham, Inc.

Accountant

Advised onMeredith Corp. purchases Bertelsmann AG /4 Magazines from Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, Gruner & Jahr USA Publishing Co.

Investment Advisor

Advised onMeredith Corp. purchases TI Gotham, Inc.

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Advised onMeredith Corp. purchases TI Gotham, Inc.

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Advised onMeredith Corp. purchases TI Gotham, Inc.

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Advised onMeredith Corp. purchases TI Gotham, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants
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Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP

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Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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Senior Counsel, Washington DC at Cooley LLP

Clients

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2021
Market Capitalization
$2.49B
Total Enterprise Value
$4.99B
Earnings Per Share
$6.27
Revenue
$2.98B
Debt TEV
0.64x
Total Debt
$3.21B
Total Equity
$652M
Enterprise Value / Sales
1.68x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
6.26x
TEVNet Income
17.14x
EBITDAMargin
24.32%
EBITDA
$723M
Net Profit
$291M
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
9.8%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$5,000 - $10K
2009
$5,000 - $10K
2007
$5,000 - $10K
2006
Political Donations
$250
2013
$250
2013
$100
2013
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Investors
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Advisor at Tomboy Exchange, Inc.

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Senior Advisor at Thrive Market, Inc.

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Venture Partner at Tenoneten Management, LLC

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