Warner Music Group Corp.

Warner Music Group Corp.

Warner Music Group Corp.

Overview
Date Founded

2003

Headquarters

1633 Broadway, New York, NY, 10019, USA

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

5,500

Industries

Entertainment
Printing

Company Description

Warner Music Group Corp. engages in the publishing and recording of music. It operates through the following segments: Recorded Music and Music Publishing. The Recorded Music segment involves in selling, marketing, distributing and licensing of recorded music produced by the company's recording artists. The Music Publishing segment acts as a copyright owner and/or administrator of the musical compositions and generates revenues related to the exploitation of musical compositions. The company was founded on November 21, 2003 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Executives & Employees

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Chairman & Chief Operating Officer

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Warner Music Nashville

Chief Information Officer & Executive Vice President

Chief Data Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Communications Officer

Chief People Officer & Executive Vice President

Chief Digital Officer

Board of Directors

Professional at Snapchat

Founder at Blavatnik Family Foundation

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Mattel, Inc.

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Warner Music Group Corp.

Founder at Lee Equity Partners LLC

Vice Chairman & Executive Vice President at Access Industries LLC

Chief Executive Officer at Axel Springer SE

Founder at Nexus Management Group LC

Chief Executive Officer at Access Industries LLC

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SCM employs fundamental, bottom-up, and company-focused research in their investment process. They maintain a single growth-oriented philosophy that is applied across all strategies. The Select Growth strategy provides clients with exposure to their growth opportunities through a concentrated portfolio of primarily large- and mid-capitalization growth businesses. Portfolio companies are primarily domiciled in the US but also include the equity securities of issuers in other developed and emerging markets. The firm's Global Growth strategy is a concentrated portfolio that typically includes issuers that are domiciled in both developed and emerging markets. Their Global Leaders strategy is almost the same with the Global Growth strategy. Sands' Emerging Markets Growth strategy is a concentrated portfolio that typically includes issuers that are domiciled in or have significant exposure to emerging and frontier markets. The firm's Technology Innovators strategy is a concentrated portfolio of growth businesses which may be publicly or privately held, with a particular emphasis placed on companies classified in the technology sector, typically including issuers. Sands' Focus strategy is a concentrated portfolio of primarily large-capitalization growth businesses that typically includes issuers. Portfolio companies are selected from Sands' other equity strategies.

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Slate Path Capital seeks to achieve risk-adjusted capital growth over the long-term through a fundamental, research-based, security selection process. The funds that invest in Slate Path's Flagship Master Fund are global long-short funds that focus primarily on equities but also have significant non-equity positions. The funds that invest in the SPJ Master Fund are long-short funds that focus on Japanese securities, securities in or related to the Chinese capital markets, and other themes pursued by the Flagship Master Fund. The funds’ portfolios include both long and short positions. Investments include a variety of equity- or debt-related instruments, including equity and non-equity-related derivatives, swaps, options, commodities, foreign currency, futures and forward contracts, as well as any other instruments Slate Path deems appropriate in order to seek to both maximize returns and minimize risks. The funds employ significant leverage, take concentrated positions and may experience significant volatility as part of their strategy.

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Darsana Capital Partners seeks to compound capital at high absolute rates of return while avoiding significant capital loss. The firm seeks to make concentrated investments in public companies and industries they believe are undergoing significant secular change and where they have a differentiated view of the outcome. Darsana also pursues short term investments to generate absolute returns. The firm applies consistent investment process consisting of micro-driven idea generation, in-depth and data-intensive research, and refined investment frameworks. Darsana's funds primarily invest in the equity of publicly-traded issuers globally, across multiple industries. They do not generally target any specific range of geographic or industry exposures. Darsana may utilize investments in equities and equity-related investments, such as options. The funds may also invest in swaps, derivative or synthetic instruments, repurchase agreements or other over-the-counter transactions or, in certain circumstances, non-US securities.

Recent Transactions
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Warner Music Group Corp. issued USD Common Stock

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Warner Music Group Corp. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Warner Music Group Corp., Warner Music Group Germany Holding GmbH purchase E.M.P Merchandising Handelsgesellschaft Gmbh from Sycamore Partners Management LP

Insider Transactions
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Transaction Advisors
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Advised onAccess Industries, Inc. - New York purchases Warner Music Group Corp. from Thomas H. Lee Partners LP, Bain Capital LP

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Advised onAccess Industries, Inc. - New York purchases Warner Music Group Corp. from Thomas H. Lee Partners LP, Bain Capital LP

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Advised onWarner Music Group Corp., Warner Music Group Germany Holding GmbH purchase E.M.P Merchandising Handelsgesellschaft Gmbh from Sycamore Partners Management LP

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Advised onWarner Music Group Corp., Warner Music Group Germany Holding GmbH purchase E.M.P Merchandising Handelsgesellschaft Gmbh from Sycamore Partners Management LP

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Advised onAccess Industries, Inc. - New York purchases Warner Music Group Corp. from Thomas H. Lee Partners LP, Bain Capital LP

Founder

Advised onAccess Industries, Inc. - New York purchases Warner Music Group Corp. from Thomas H. Lee Partners LP, Bain Capital LP

Advisors & Consultants
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Co-Chair, Media, Entertainment & Technology Practice Group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Chair, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Clients

Peloton Interactive, Inc. operates at-home fitness platform for live and on-demand indoor cycling classes. The company pioneered connected, technology-enabled fitness, and the streaming of immersive, instructor-led boutique classes for its Members. It operates through three reportable segments: Connected Fitness Products, Subscription and Other. The Connected Fitness Product segment consists of sales of bike, tread & related accessories. The Subscription segment involves in the monthly subscription and credits from live studio classes. The Other segment consists of boutique and apparel sales. The Peloton Interactive was founded on by John Foley, Graham Stanton, Thomas Cortese, Yony Feng and Hisao Kushi in 2012 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Innelec Multimédia SA specializes in the distribution of video games. Its products also include game console, gaming accessories, recreational and professional software, audio and storage accessories, and computer games. The company was founded by Denis Thébaud on August 30, 1983 and is headquartered in Pantin, France.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2020
Market Capitalization
$17.8B
Total Enterprise Value
$17.6B
Earnings Per Share
$-0.93
Revenue
$4.46B
Net Profit
$-475M
EBITDAMargin
0.72%
EBITDA
$32M
Total Debt
$3.44B
Total Equity
$-45M
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
7.67%
Enterprise Value / Sales
3.94x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
538.35x
TEVNet Income
-36.98x
Debt TEV
0.2x
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$200 - $499
2017
$100 - $499
2015
Political Donations
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EquaTrax LP provides business processing services. It provides business solutions where business needs, customers and suppliers come together to design, develop and operate standardized industry business. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Roblox Corp. engages in the provision of online gaming services. Its platform offers Roblox Client, the Roblox Studio, and the Roblox Cloud. The company was founded by Erik Cassel, Greg Baszucki, and David B. Baszucki in March 2004 and is headquartered in San Mateo, CA.

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Predictive Pop, Inc. engages in providing brands with data. The firm also allows agencies to launch advertising campaigns. The company was founded Brian Brater, Andrew Stein, Shelton Mercer and Jonathan Gosier in 2015 and is headquartered in New York. NY.

Investors
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Co-Founder at Whip Networks, Inc.

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Founder & Managing Partner at Fifth Wall Ventures Management LLC

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Co-Founder at Jam City, Inc.

Suppliers
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Paramount Group, Inc. is a real estate investment and management company. It owns, operates, manages, acquires and redevelops office properties in central business district submarkets of New York, District of Columbia and San Francisco. The company was founded by Werner Otto in 1978 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

JYP Entertainment Corp. Media Conglomerates | Seoul, South Korea

JYP Entertainment Corp. engages in entertainment business. It operates through Record and Management business. The company was founded by Jin-Young Park on Apiril 25, 1996 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

User Local, Inc. Market & Policy Research | Tokyo, Japan

User Local, Inc. engages in data technology and cloud business. Its services include data visualization platform, heatmap web analytics, social media analytics, and smart phone app analytics. Its products include UserHeat, User Insight, Social Insight, and Media Insight. The company was founded by Masao Ito on September 26, 2005 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Competitors
Sony Corp. Appliances & Electronics - Tokyo, Japan

The Sony Group is primarily focused on the Electronics (such as AV/IT products & components), Game (such as PlayStation), Entertainment (such as motion pictures and music), and Financial Services (such as insurance and banking) sectors. Not only do we represent a wide range of businesses, but we remain globally unique. Our aim is to fully leverage this uniqueness in aggressively carrying out our convergence strategy so that we can continue to emotionally touch and excite our customers.

Vivendi SA Entertainment - Paris, France

Vivendi is one of the few multimedia groups in the world to operate across the entire digital value chain. It creates and publishes content for which it develops broadcast networks and distribution platforms. In a context of digital revolution and telecommunications industry change, the group capitalizes on both its employees’ expertise and its strong brands to continue to create value. Vivendi currently operates a number of companies that are leaders in content, media and telecommunications.

Awards & Honors
Rank #741
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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