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Radio Stations and Radio Broadcasting

SIC 4832 | NAICS 515112

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Financial Information and Financial Ratios

Compensation and Salary Surveys

Business Valuation Resources


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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts


Radio Broadcasting  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

Sample report is available online.

Radio Advertising Bureau
Quarterly Reports / Revenue Trend Chart
http://www.rab.com/quarter / revenuetrend
Quarterly reports provide spot, digital, off-air, and total industry revenue statistics for the most recent quarter and on a year-to-date basis with comparisons to the same periods in the prior year for year-over-year trending purposes. Revenue trend chart provides the same revenue data on an annual basis for the last five years. Current quarter and annual reports and prior quarter reports are available free online.

Radio Broadcasting and Programming
http://www.firstresearch.com

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, recent news and developments, business challenges, issues, trends, and opportunities, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:

Sample report is available online.

Streamline RBR, Inc.
Radio & Television Business Report
http://rbr.com/
Online trade publication provides business news, information, and analysis for these industries, with content sections including sales and marketing, media statistics, intelligence briefs, executive interviews, and deals and transactions. Selected content is available free online.

BIA/Kelsey
Information resources available from this organization include:

Investing in Radio® Market Report
http://www.bia.com/
Quarterly investment reference guide provides a market-by-market analysis for all Arbitron-rated markets, with information provided including market map and population, metro area rank, advertising revenue rank, five-year historical and forecast revenues, demographic and economic review, demographic breakdown, and a summary of the stations located in the market. Sample pages from guide can be viewed online.

Investing in Radio® Ownership Report
http://www.bia.com/
Annual information guide profiles commercial stations by owner for all Arbitron-rated markets, with information provided including Arbitron market and rank, station technical attributes, station acquisition information, programming format, estimated station revenues, estimated owner total revenues, ARB 12+ metro shares, and owner contact information. Sample pages from report can be viewed online.


Euromonitor International
Radio and TV in USA
http://www.euromonitor.com/
Market research report analyzes key trends and future developments for the broadcast industry, with topics covered including industry overview, market trends, competitive environment, business prospects, and five-year revenue forecasts. Sample report and table of contents can be viewed free online.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Radio Stations
http://www.bizminer.com  Search for "515112"
Industry statistics available in this analysis include total number of firms, total annual sales and sales trends, average company sales and sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, business start up activity and failure rates, and other business statistics on a national, state, metropolitan area, county, and zip code level. Sample national and local reports can be downloaded and viewed online.

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Financial Benchmarking Data


Industry Financial Ratios
Radio Stations
http://www.bizminer.com  Search for "515112"

Five-year comparative financial statement analysis includes income statements with expense detail, balance sheets, cash flow analysis, and key financial and operating ratios, with detailed benchmarking data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level.

Sample reports are available online.

Radio Broadcasting and Programming
http://www.firstresearch.com
Financial information section of these profiles includes common-size income statement and balance sheet data and key financial ratios for the most recent annual reporting period, with average financial measures reported for all companies and by sales size range for small (under $5 million), medium ($5 million to $50 million), and large companies (over $50 million). Sample report can be downloaded and viewed online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages - Radio Broadcasting
http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/naics5_515110.htm
Occupational employment and wages survey provides hourly and annual wage data for occupations in this broadcasting sector on a national, state, and metro area basis, with statistical measures for national data including mean, median, and upper/lower quartiles and deciles. All information is available free online.

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Business Valuation Resources


The Handbook of Advanced Business Valuation
Chapter 21 - Valuing Radio Broadcasting Companies
Robert F. Reilly and Robert P. Schweihs, McGraw-Hill, 1999
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0071347690/
Chapter 21 addresses valuation issues, methods, and trends specific to valuing radio broadcasting companies. Chapter contents can be previewed online using Amazon.com's "Look Inside" feature.

The Handbook of Business Valuation
Chapter 26 - Valuing Radio and Cable TV Stations
Thomas L. West and Jeffrey D. Jones, John Wiley & Sons, 1999
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0471297879/
Business valuation handbook includes a number of chapters which address valuation issues for specific industries, with Chapter 26 covering radio and cable TV stations. Chapter contents can be viewed online using Amazon.com's "Look Inside" feature.

BVMarketData
Private Company Sales Transactions
Pratt's Stats® | BIZCOMPS®
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search private company sales transactions by business description for comparable business sales transaction data, including revenue, earnings, and EBITDA multiples.


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