Emmis Communications Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1980

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Public

  • Employees
  • 565


  • Stock Symbol
  • EMMS

Stock Symbol

  • Investments
  • 31

  • Share Price
  • $4.75
  • (As of Monday Closing)

Emmis Communications General Information


Emmis Corp, formerly Emmis Communications Corp is a diversified media company principally focused on radio broadcasting. The company owns and operates radio and magazine entities in large and medium-sized markets throughout the United States. Its operations have aligned into two business segments: Radio and Publishing. A vast majority of revenue is generated from the Radio segment. The company generates revenue in the form of Advertising; Circulation, which includes revenues from digital and home delivery subscriptions; Nontraditional, which includes ticket sales and sponsorship of events on their stations and magazine conduct; LMA(Local Marketing Agreement) Fees; and other revenues.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
Emmis Broadcasting, Emmis Broadcasting Corporation
Ownership Status
Publicly Held
Financing Status
Corporate Backed or Acquired
Primary Industry
Broadcasting, Radio and Television
Stock Exchange
Corporate Office
  • One Emmis Plaza
  • 40 Monument Circle, Suite 700
  • Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • United States
+1 (317) 000-0000

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Emmis Communications Stock Performance

(As of Monday Closing)

Stock Price Previous Close 52 wk Range Market Cap Shares Average Volume EPS
$4.75 $2.00 $2.00 - $5.70 1.04K

Emmis Communications Financials Summary

In Thousands,
TTM 29-Feb-2020 FY 2020 29-Feb-2020 FY 2019 28-Feb-2019 FY 2018 28-Feb-2018
EV (10,099) (10,099) 156,040 220,966
Revenue 39,710 39,710 39,891 148,487
EBITDA (29,893) (29,893) 20,911 91,738
Net Income 50,485 50,485 23,352 82,129
Total Assets 221,992 221,992 237,746 271,144
Total Debt 65,464 65,464 80,907 138,886
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Emmis Communications Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
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Emmis Communications Comparisons

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Emmis Communications Competitors (13)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Saga Communications Corporation Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 000 00000 000000000 00 00000
iHeartMedia Formerly PE-Backed San Antonio, TX 00000 00.000 000000000 00 00.000
Sirius XM Radio Corporate Backed or Acquired New York, NY 0000 000.00 000000000 000.00
The E.W. Scripps Corporation Cincinnati, OH 0000 00.000 000000000 00.000
Southern Cross Media Group Corporation South Melbourne, Australia 0000 00000 0&0
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Emmis Communications Executive Team (13)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Gregory Loewen Chief Executive Officer, Chief Strategy Officer & President, Divisional
Rick Cummings President, Radio Programming
Alex Roman Director Of Integrated Technologies
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Emmis Communications Board Members (11)

Name Representing Role Since
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Emmis Communications Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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Emmis Communications Investors

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info

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Emmis Communications Investments & Acquisitions (31)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
Anzu 27-Jun-2023 00000 0000 0000 Media and Information Services (B2B) 0000000 0
Lencore Acoustics 10-Mar-2020 0000000000 000.00 Other Commercial Products 0000000 0
Digonex Technologies 16-Jun-2014 0000000000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software 0000000 0
YMF Media South Carolina (2 Radio Stations) 10-Jun-2014 0000000000 0000 Broadcasting, Radio and Television
YMF Media (Two New York Stations) 11-Feb-2014 Corporate Asset Purchase 00000 Broadcasting, Radio and Television 0000000 0
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Emmis Communications Subsidiaries (7)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
New Mexico Broadcasting Co Broadcasting, Radio and Television Albuquerque, NM 2000
Digonex Technologies Business/Productivity Software Indianapolis, IN 0000
FM+ Radio Group Broadcasting, Radio and Television Sofia, Bulgaria 0000
Lencore Acoustics Other Commercial Products Woodbury, NY 0000
Kpwr Broadcasting, Radio and Television Burbank, CA 0000
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Emmis Communications ESG

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Emmis Communications Exits (18)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
WFNF-AM & WFNB-FM 31-Dec-2012 000000000 00000 00 00000 Completed
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Courseload 14-May-2012 00000 00000 00 00.000 Completed
  • 6 buyers
Orange Coast Magazine 25-Jul-2007 000000000000000000 00.00 Completed
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Radio Expres 10-Mar-2005 000000000000000000 0000 Completed
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Daily Buzz 18-Nov-2003 Joint Venture Completed
  • 2 buyers
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Emmis Communications FAQs

  • When was Emmis Communications founded?

    Emmis Communications was founded in 1980.

  • Who is the founder of Emmis Communications?

    Jeffrey Smulyan JD is the founder of Emmis Communications.

  • Who is the CEO of Emmis Communications?

    Gregory Loewen is the CEO of Emmis Communications.

  • Where is Emmis Communications headquartered?

    Emmis Communications is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN.

  • What is the size of Emmis Communications?

    Emmis Communications has 565 total employees.

  • What industry is Emmis Communications in?

    Emmis Communications’s primary industry is Broadcasting, Radio and Television.

  • Is Emmis Communications a private or public company?

    Emmis Communications is a Public company.

  • What is Emmis Communications’s stock symbol?

    The ticker symbol for Emmis Communications is EMMS.

  • What is the current stock price of Emmis Communications?

    As of 03-Jun-2024 the stock price of Emmis Communications is $4.75.

  • What is Emmis Communications’s current revenue?

    The trailing twelve month revenue for Emmis Communications is $39.7M.

  • Who are Emmis Communications’s competitors?

    Saga Communications, iHeartMedia, Sirius XM Radio, The E.W. Scripps, and Southern Cross Media Group are some of the 13 competitors of Emmis Communications.

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