Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST)
Date: December 2, 2016
Sector: Consumer Discretionary – Broadcast Media
Price/Market Cap: $59.2/$1.81B
Target/Implied Upside: $115/ 94%
[note: This is a write-up and update of research completed earlier in the year]
Nexstar Broadcasting Group (NXST), a television broadcasting and digital media company, is in the early innings of both a company and industry-wide transformation. The company generates healthy free cash flow and trades at an attractive standalone valuation while also benefitting from strong growth in retransmission fee revenue. NXST expects to close a merger with Media General (MEG) by the end of the year, which will be immediately accretive and make NXST the second largest local television broadcasting company in the United States.