Saga Communications, Inc.

Saga Communications, Inc.

Saga Communications, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1992

Headquarters

73 Kercheval Avenue, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, 48236, USA

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

828

Industries

Cable, Satellite, and Radio Telecommunications
Media Conglomerates

Company Description

Saga Communications, Inc. operates as a broadcasting company, which engages in the acquisition, development, and operation of broadcast properties. The company was founded by Edward K. Christian in 1986 and is headquartered in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI.

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Executives & Employees

Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Senior Vice President & Head-Investor Relations

Senior Vice President, Finance, Chief Accounting Officer & Corporate Controller

Chief Technical Officer

Director of Group Programming

Senior Vice President Operations

Vice President of Digital Strategies

Vice President of Engineering

Secretary

Senior Account Executive

Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer at Saga Communications, Inc.

Former President & Managing Director at Gary Stevens & Co.

Former Owner at C•Suite Communications

Director at Rave Motion Pictures LLC

Secretary at Saga Communications, Inc.

Former Chief Operating Officer at Saga Communications, Inc.

Former President at Entercom Abe Holdings LLC

Member, Board of Directors at Saga Communications, Inc.

President at Bergner & Co.

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TowerView LLC is an independent hedge fund manager headquartered in New York City. The firm manages assets of high net worth individuals and institutional clients.

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Minerva Advisors primarily invests in equity securities of publicly traded US micro-cap value companies and small-cap value companies. The firm focuses on companies with low levels of debt and stable businesses, but will when appropriate, seek investments in companies that are leveraged if they have a valuation that is fair in light of the leverage or if the companies are engaged in maximizing shareholder value.

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Marquette creates well-defined, diversified portfolios across a variety of asset classes that would be consistent with a targeted level of risk. The firm’s investment philosophy underlies an investment approach designed to reduce subjective biases, focus on factors with higher expected returns and deliver sustainable, long-term value for its clients.

Recent Transactions
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Evening Telegram Co. purchases Saga Communications, Inc. /3 TV Stations from Saga Communications, Inc.

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Saga Communications, Inc. purchases Apex Broadcasting, Inc. /12 Radio Stations from Apex Broadcasting, Inc.

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Saga Communications, Inc. purchases Wuva, Inc. /WUVA-FM 92.7 Station from Wuva, Inc.

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onSaga Communications, Inc. purchases Whmp AM FM from Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (Inactive)

Legal Advisor

Advised onSaga Communications, Inc. purchases Wpor AM & Wpor FM from Ocean Coast Properties

Advisors & Consultants
Consultant

Executive Vice President at Saga Communications of Illinois LLC

Key Stats and Financials As of 2020
Market Capitalization
$154M
Total Enterprise Value
$107M
Earnings Per Share
$-0.32
Revenue
$95.8M
EBITDAMargin
9.42%
Enterprise Value / Sales
1.11x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
11.04x
TEVNet Income
-56.35x
Debt TEV
0.16x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-6.75%
Net Profit
$-1.89M
EBITDA
$9.02M
Total Equity
$191M
Total Debt
$16.9M
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iBiquity Digital Corp. develops high definition radio broadcast technology. The firm’s partners include electronics manufacturers, semiconductor and electronic component manufacturers and automakers and retailers and wireless data service providers. The company was founded by Robert J. Struble in 1998 and is headquartered in Columbia, MD.

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USA Digital Radio develops technology used for digital radio broadcasting

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