Trading Statistics

Price & Volume
Recent Price $90.89
Trade Date 09 Oct. 2001
52-Week High $98.49
52-Week Low $78.19
52-Week Change 7.9%
YTD High $98.49
YTD Low $78.44
YTD Change 7.6%
Volume (10-Day Average) 3,917,900
Beta (5-Year) 0.56
Share Related
Market Cap. (This Class, Common) (000) $58,391,917
Market Cap. (Total, All Common Classes) (000) $58,391,917
Shares Outstanding (This Class, Common) (000) 642,446
Shares Outstanding (Total, All Common Classes) (000) 642,446
Shares Outstanding Date 02 Oct. 2001
Short Interest
As of 05 Sept. 2001
Short Interest 35,942,618
Short Interest Ratio 15.5
Insider Transactions
As of 31 Jul. 2001
Institutional Holdings
As of 31 Aug. 2001
Shares Held by Institutions 381,837,000
Percent of Shares Outstanding Held by Institutions 59.5%

Source: Media General Financial Services, Inc., Richmond, VA
Media General Financial Services.


Ratios

All ratios based upon fiscal year end data, as indicated.

  FY End
12/00
FY End
12/99
FY End
12/98
FY End
12/97
FY End
12/96
Valuation
Price to Earnings 10.627.640.715.616.3
Price to Revenue 1.161.802.071.441.13
Price to Book 2.723.203.182.892.72
Price to Cash Flow 6.711.514.89.18.8
Book Value per Share $31.08$27.04$26.08$26.64$23.92
 
Efficiency
Return on Equity 26.0%11.7%7.9%18.6%16.7%
Return on Invested Capital 20.7%8.9%6.2%14.9%13.3%
Return on Assets 12.6%5.1%3.7%9.2%7.5%
Asset Turnover 1.10.80.71.01.1
Receivable Turnover 12.49.78.59.59.3
Inventory Turnover 26.716.513.718.519.3
 
Profitability
Gross Profit Margin 29.0%25.1%26.1%25.7%22.1%
Net Profit Margin 11.1%6.6%5.1%9.3%6.9%
 
Liquidity
Current Ratio 1.10.90.91.00.9
Quick Ratio 0.80.60.60.70.6
Debt to Equity Ratio 0.260.310.260.250.26
Leverage Ratio 2.12.32.12.02.2
 
Comparison to Industry
Sales (Revenue) 4.7%5.2%5.4%5.9%5.6%
Earnings 7.2%5.9%7.2%9.2%6.5%
Price to Earnings Ratio 64.6%86.8%96.7%78.8%108.7%

Source: Media General Financial Services, Inc., Richmond, VA
Media General Financial Services.

Snapshot

LTM = Latest Twelve Months, MRQ = Most Recent Quarter

Revenue & Earnings
Revenue (LTM) (millions) $46,742
Income from Continuing Operations (LTM) (millions) $5,949
Income from Total Operations (LTM) (millions) $5,949
Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations (LTM) $9.21
Diluted EPS from Total Operations (LTM) $9.21
EPS Change (LTM) 37.6%
Dividends
Ex-Dividend Date 15 Aug. 2001
Dividend Rate $2.60
Yield 2.9%
Yield - 5 Year Average3.0%
Ratios
Price to Earnings 9.7
5 Fiscal Year High P/E 44.2
5 Fiscal Year Low P/E 8.8
Price to Revenue 1.22
Price to Cash Flow 6.5
Price to Book 2.57
Debt to Equity Ratio (MRQ) 0.21
Current Ratio 1.1
ROE from Total Operations 26.8%
Growth Rates
5-Year Annual Earnings Growth Rate 18.14%
5-Year Annual Dividend Growth Rate 4.97%

Source: Media General Financial Services, Inc., Richmond, VA
Media General Financial Services.


Balance Sheet Highlights

All values in millions unless otherwise specified.

Assets
 FY End
12/00
FY End
12/99
FY End
12/98
FY End
12/97
FY End
12/96
Current Assets
Cash & Equivalents $1,896 $1,345 $569 $1,015 $892
Accounts Receivable $3,837 $3,688 $2,813 $3,374 $4,035
Inventories $1,072 $1,402 $1,455 $1,378 $1,431

Total Current Assets $8,213 $8,297 $6,297 $7,006 $7,942
Gross Fixed Assets (PP&E) $51,908 $54,212 $51,337 $49,233 $46,936

Total Assets $41,264 $40,668 $36,540 $35,473 $34,854
Liabilities & Stockholders’ Equity
 FY End
12/00
FY End
12/99
FY End
12/98
FY End
12/97
FY End
12/96
Liabilities
Accounts Payable $3,163 $3,103 $2,170 $2,735 $3,502
Short-Term Debt $1,079 $3,434 $3,165 $1,637 $2,706
Other Current Liabilities $3,432 $2,352 $1,831 $2,574 $2,699

Total Current Liabilities $7,674 $8,889 $7,166 $6,946 $8,907
Long-Term Debt $5,153 $5,485 $4,393 $4,431 $3,988

Total Liabilities $21,339 $22,919 $19,506 $18,001 $19,231
Common Stock Equity $19,925 $17,749 $17,034 $17,472 $15,623

Total Stockholders’ Equity $19,925 $17,749 $17,034 $17,472 $15,623

Total Liabilities & Stockholders’ Equity $41,264 $40,668 $36,540 $35,473 $34,854

Source: Media General Financial Services, Inc., Richmond, VA
Media General Financial Services.


Cash Flow Highlights

All values in millions unless otherwise specified.

Cash Flow from Operating Activities
 FY End
12/00
FY End
12/99
FY End
12/98
FY End
12/97
FY End
12/96
Net Cash from Continuing Operations $8,662 $4,481 $3,731 $4,583 $5,797

Net Cash from Operating Activities $8,662 $4,481 $3,731 $4,583 $5,797
Cash Flow from Investment Activities
 FY End
12/00
FY End
12/99
FY End
12/98
FY End
12/97
FY End
12/96
Net Cash used for Investments ($2,420) ($3,080) ($3,859) ($2,563) ($2,602)
Cash Flow from Financing Activities
 FY End
12/00
FY End
12/99
FY End
12/98
FY End
12/97
FY End
12/96
Net Cash from (used for) Financing Activities ($5,693) ($626) ($308) ($1,878) ($2,922)

Net Change in Cash & Equivalents $551 $776 ($446) $123 $271
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Period $1,345 $569 $1,015 $892 $621

Source: Media General Financial Services, Inc., Richmond, VA
Media General Financial Services.


Income Statement Highlights

All values in millions, except per share items.

 FY End
12/00
FY End
12/99
FY End
12/98
FY End
12/97
FY End
12/96
Revenue $46,532 $31,538 $26,187 $35,009 $37,580
Cost of Sales $33,033 $23,610 $19,348 $25,996 $29,288

Gross Profit $12,766 $7,252 $6,184 $8,280 $7,586

Operating Expenses
Selling, General & Administrative $1,725 $1,404 $2,239 $1,533 $1,377

Operating Profit Before Depreciation & Amortization $11,041 $5,848 $3,945 $6,747 $6,209
Depreciation & Amortization $2,848 $2,866 $2,320 $2,300 $2,216

Operating Income after D & A $8,193 $2,982 $1,625 $4,447 $3,993
Other Income (net) $1,537 $1,138 $614 $1,367 $1,111
Interest Expense $460 $472 $405 $312 $364
Pre-Tax Income (EBT) $9,270 $3,648 $1,834 $5,502 $4,740
Net Income from Continuing Operations $5,185 $2,070 $1,339 $3,256 $2,607
Net Income from Total Operations $5,185 $2,070 $1,339 $3,256 $2,607
Normalized Income $5,185 $2,070 $1,339 $3,256 $2,607

Total Net Income $5,185 $2,070 $1,339 $3,256 $2,607

Net Income available for Common Shareholders $5,185 $2,070 $1,339 $3,256 $2,607

Earnings per Share (in Dollars)
Basic EPS from Continuing Operations $7.98 $3.16 $2.05 $4.97 $3.99
Basic EPS from Total Operations $7.98 $3.16 $2.05 $4.97 $3.99
Basic EPS from Total Net Income $7.98 $3.16 $2.05 $4.97 $3.99
Basic Normalized Net Income/Share $7.98 $3.16 $2.05 $4.97 $3.99

Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations $7.97 $3.14 $2.04 $4.95 $3.98
Diluted EPS from Total Operations $7.97 $3.14 $2.04 $4.95 $3.98
Diluted EPS from Total Net Income $7.97 $3.14 $2.04 $4.95 $3.98
Diluted Normalized Net Income/Share $7.97 $3.14 $2.04 $4.95 $3.98


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