Emmis Communications (EMMS)

Emmis Communications Corp. is a media company, which engages in the business of radio broadcasting. It operates through the following segments: Radio, Publishing, and Corporate and Emerging Technologies. The company was founded by Jeffrey H. Smulyan in 1979 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN.

Company profile

Jeffrey H. Smulyan
Fiscal year end
Former names
Emmis Broadcasting Corporation
Emmis Operating Company • Emmis Radio, LLC • Emmis New York Radio LLC • Emmis New York Radio License LLC • WBLS-WLIB, LLC • WBLS-WLIB License, LLC • WLIB Tower LLC • Emmis Publishing Corporation • Emmis Radio License, LLC • Emmis License Corporation ...
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EMMS stock data


24 Jun 20
11 Aug 22
28 Feb 23
0.0% owned by funds/institutions
13F holders Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 1 1
Opened positions 0 0
Closed positions 0 0
Increased positions 0 0
Reduced positions 0 0
13F shares Current Prev Q Change
Total value 6K 8K -25.0%
Total shares 2.75K 2.75K
Total puts 0 0
Total calls 0 0
Total put/call ratio
Largest owners Shares Value Change
Westport Asset Management 2.75K $6K 0.0%
Largest transactions Shares Bought/sold Change
Westport Asset Management 2.75K 0 0.0%

Financial report summary

  • Our results of operations could be negatively impacted by weak economic conditions and instability in financial markets.
  • We may lose audience share and advertising revenue to competing radio stations or other types of media.
  • Our radio operations lack the scale of some of our competitors.
  • Our operations have been adversely affected by the response to COVID-19 and may be affected by future pandemics.
  • Future operation of our business may require significant additional capital.
  • We must respond to the rapid changes in technology, services and standards that characterize our industry in order to remain competitive, and changes in technology may increase the risk of material intellectual property infringement claims.
  • We disseminate large amounts of content to the public. An ill-conceived or mistimed on-air statement or social media post could have a material adverse effect on our business.
  • Any changes in current FCC ownership regulations may negatively impact our ability to compete or otherwise harm our business operations.
  • Changes in current Federal regulations could adversely affect our business operations.
  • Our business strategy and our ability to operate profitably depend on the continued services of our key employees, the loss of whom could have a material adverse effect on our business.
  • We may fail to realize any benefits and incur unanticipated losses related to any acquisition.
  • We may fail to consummate dispositions or complete them in a timely manner.
  • Our operating results have been and may again be adversely affected by acts of war, a global health crisis, terrorism, and natural catastrophes.
  • We have significant obligations relating to our current operating leases.
  • Our business is dependent upon the proper functioning of our internal business processes and information systems, and modification or interruption of such systems may disrupt our business, processes and internal controls.
  • Because of our holding company structure, we depend on our subsidiaries for cash flow, and our access to this cash flow may be restricted from time to time.
  • Our substantial indebtedness could adversely affect our financial health.
  • If we cannot continue to comply with the financial covenants in our debt instruments, or obtain waivers or other relief from our lenders, we may default, which could result in loss of our sources of liquidity and acceleration of our indebtedness.
  • To service our indebtedness and other obligations, we will require a significant amount of cash. Our ability to generate cash depends on many factors beyond our control.
  • One shareholder controls a majority of the voting power of our common stock, and his interest may conflict with those of other shareholders.
  • The difficulties associated with any attempt to gain control of our company could adversely affect the price of our Class A common stock.
  • Our Class A common stock is no longer traded on Nasdaq; no assurance can be given of future trading markets.
  • Our Class A common stock is no longer expected to be registered under the Exchange Act.

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