Saga Communications Company Profile (NYSEMKT:SGA)

About Saga Communications (NYSEMKT:SGA)

Saga Communications logoSaga Communications, Inc. is a broadcast company engaged in acquiring, developing and operating broadcast properties. The Company's segments are Radio, Television, and Corporate and Other. As of February 28, 2017, it owned and/or operated four television stations and five low-power television (LPTV) stations serving two markets, and 68 frequency modulation (FM) and 32 amplitude modulation (AM) radio stations serving 24 markets, including Bellingham, Washington; Columbus, Ohio; Norfolk, Virginia; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Manchester, New Hampshire; Des Moines, Iowa, and Joplin, Missouri. As of December 31, 2016, the Radio segment included 24 markets, which includes all 99 of its radio stations. The Television segment included two markets and consists of four television stations and five (LPTV) stations, as of December 31, 2016. The radio stations that the Company owns employ a range of programming formats, including Classic Hits, Adult Contemporary, Classic Rock, News/Talk and Country.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Cyclical Consumer Goods & Services
  • Industry: Radio Broadcasting
  • Sub-Industry: Broadcasting
  • Symbol: NYSEMKT:SGA
  • CUSIP: 78659830
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $250.5 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 5,908,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $47.04
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $49.44
  • 52 Week Range: $38.70 - $52.05
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 14.76
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.52
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $141.26 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.77
  • Book Value: $23.01 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.84
  • Annual Dividend: $1.00
  • Dividend Yield: 2.8%
  • EBIDTA: $35.46 million
  • Net Margins: 6.17%
  • Return on Equity: 5.64%
  • Return on Assets: 3.52%
  • Average Volume: 5,794 shs.
  • Beta: 1.55
  • Short Ratio: 8.95
Frequently Asked Questions for Saga Communications (NYSEMKT:SGA)

What is Saga Communications' stock symbol?

Saga Communications trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)MKT under the ticker symbol "SGA."

How often does Saga Communications pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Saga Communications?

Saga Communications announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, May 5th. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share on Friday, June 9th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.83%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 18th. View Saga Communications' Dividend History.

How were Saga Communications' earnings last quarter?

Saga Communications, Inc. (NYSEMKT:SGA) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May, 4th. The company reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The company had revenue of $31.41 million for the quarter. Saga Communications had a return on equity of 5.64% and a net margin of 6.17%. View Saga Communications' Earnings History.

When will Saga Communications make its next earnings announcement?

Saga Communications is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August, 2nd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Saga Communications.

Who are some of Saga Communications' key competitors?

Who are Saga Communications' key executives?

Saga Communications' management team includes the folowing people:

  • Edward K. Christian, Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • Samuel D. Bush, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer
  • Warren S. Lada, Chief Operating Officer
  • Catherine A. Bobinski CPA, Senior Vice President - Finance, Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller
  • Marcia K. Lobaito, Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary, Director - Business Affairs
  • Gary G. Stevens, Lead Independent Director
  • Clarke R. Brown Jr., Independent Director
  • Timothy J. Clarke, Independent Director
  • Roy F. Coppedge III, Independent Director
  • David B. Stephens, Independent Director

How do I buy Saga Communications stock?

Shares of Saga Communications can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Saga Communications' stock price today?

One share of Saga Communications stock can currently be purchased for approximately $42.40.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Saga Communications (NYSEMKT SGA)
Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  31 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  40 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  71
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Saga Communications and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Saga Communications (NYSEMKT:SGA) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: No ratings tracked in the last 12 months.
Consensus Rating:N/A (Score: NaN)
Consensus Price Target: N/A

Analysts' Ratings History for Saga Communications (NYSEMKT:SGA)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
6/22/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingUnderweightView Rating Details
6/22/2016Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
10/15/2015Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
(Data available from 7/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Saga Communications (NYSEMKT:SGA)
Earnings by Quarter for Saga Communications (NYSEMKT:SGA)
Earnings History by Quarter for Saga Communications (NYSEMKT SGA)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/4/2017Q1 2017$0.32$31.41 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/5/2016Q116$0.52$29.06 million$32.75 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/8/2016Q415$0.63$36.40 million$35.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q315$0.47$0.53$33.76 million$33.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2015Q215$0.71$0.77$33.94 million$34.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2015$0.32$0.36$29.15 million$29.06 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/10/2015Q414$0.93$0.76$36.28 million$36.37 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2014Q3$0.75$0.56$33.83 million$34.37 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/11/2014Q2 14$0.75$0.82$33.83 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2014Q114$0.47$0.42$29.44 million$29.42 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/11/2014$0.71$0.56ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2013$0.76$0.75ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2013Q2 2013$0.80$0.84$33.25 million$33.83 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2013Q1 2013$0.48$0.47ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Saga Communications (NYSEMKT:SGA)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.21 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.42 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Saga Communications (NYSEMKT:SGA)
Most Recent Dividend:6/9/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.00
Dividend Yield:2.36%
Payout Ratio:40.00% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
45.25% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
41.32% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Saga Communications (NYSEMKT:SGA)

Dividend History by Quarter for Saga Communications (NYSEMKT SGA)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Saga Communications (NYSEMKT:SGA)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Saga Communications (NYSEMKT:SGA)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Saga Communications (NYSEMKT:SGA)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Saga Communications (NYSEMKT:SGA)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
6/12/2017Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell65$52.00$3,380.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2017Catherine A BobinskiVPSell597$49.15$29,342.55View SEC Filing  
6/2/2017Marcia LobaitoVPSell394$49.50$19,503.00View SEC Filing  
6/2/2017Warren S LadaCOOSell2,055$49.30$101,311.50View SEC Filing  
6/1/2017Samuel D BushCFOSell1,574$49.00$77,126.00View SEC Filing  
5/18/2017David B StephensDirectorSell3,932$48.89$192,235.48View SEC Filing  
5/17/2017Samuel D BushCFOSell400$50.50$20,200.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2017Timothy J ClarkeDirectorSell100$49.80$4,980.00View SEC Filing  
5/5/2017Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell1,053$51.31$54,029.43View SEC Filing  
5/3/2017Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell3,890$51.87$201,774.30View SEC Filing  
5/1/2017Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell9,534$51.46$490,619.64View SEC Filing  
4/27/2017Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell5,167$51.78$267,547.26View SEC Filing  
4/25/2017Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell4,039$51.64$208,573.96View SEC Filing  
4/21/2017Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell2,957$51.54$152,403.78View SEC Filing  
4/19/2017Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell1,200$51.50$61,800.00View SEC Filing  
4/17/2017Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell4,726$51.44$243,105.44View SEC Filing  
4/12/2017Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell2,438$51.35$125,191.30View SEC Filing  
4/6/2017Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell12$51.40$616.80View SEC Filing  
3/30/2017Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell3,066$51.33$157,377.78View SEC Filing  
3/29/2017Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell3,703$51.19$189,556.57View SEC Filing  
3/15/2017Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell310$51.11$15,844.10View SEC Filing  
3/3/2017Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell107$51.11$5,468.77View SEC Filing  
3/2/2017Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell46$51.19$2,354.74View SEC Filing  
1/27/2017Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell2,464$50.54$124,530.56View SEC Filing  
1/26/2017Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell620$51.21$31,750.20View SEC Filing  
1/19/2017Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell10$51.10$511.00View SEC Filing  
1/13/2017Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell100$51.10$5,110.00View SEC Filing  
1/11/2017Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell2,385$51.17$122,040.45View SEC Filing  
1/10/2017Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell128$51.15$6,547.20View SEC Filing  
1/9/2017Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell103$51.17$5,270.51View SEC Filing  
1/5/2017Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell757$51.10$38,682.70View SEC Filing  
1/3/2017Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell2,762$50.79$140,281.98View SEC Filing  
12/29/2016Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell1,172$51.12$59,912.64View SEC Filing  
12/27/2016Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell4,638$51.13$237,140.94View SEC Filing  
12/22/2016Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell22,415$51.08$1,144,958.20View SEC Filing  
12/20/2016Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell20,108$50.83$1,022,089.64View SEC Filing  
12/16/2016Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell5,351$50.29$269,101.79View SEC Filing  
12/15/2016Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell5,661$49.73$281,521.53View SEC Filing  
12/13/2016Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell1,586$49.36$78,284.96View SEC Filing  
12/9/2016Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell249$49.30$12,275.70View SEC Filing  
12/8/2016Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell2,153$49.16$105,841.48View SEC Filing  
12/6/2016Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell3,587$48.87$175,296.69View SEC Filing  
11/29/2016Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell903$48.94$44,192.82View SEC Filing  
11/25/2016Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell503$48.90$24,596.70View SEC Filing  
11/22/2016Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell5,000$48.60$243,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2016Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell4,491$48.12$216,106.92View SEC Filing  
11/14/2016Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell2,094$47.80$100,093.20View SEC Filing  
11/11/2016Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell7,656$47.32$362,281.92View SEC Filing  
10/20/2016Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell86$47.00$4,042.00View SEC Filing  
10/19/2016Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell5,034$46.72$235,188.48View SEC Filing  
10/11/2016Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell139$46.50$6,463.50View SEC Filing  
10/10/2016Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell2,587$46.32$119,829.84View SEC Filing  
10/4/2016Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell413$46.20$19,080.60View SEC Filing  
6/17/2016Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell999$46.05$46,003.95View SEC Filing  
5/6/2016Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell501$46.00$23,046.00View SEC Filing  
9/8/2015Towerview Llcmajor shareholderBuy2,124$33.94$72,088.56View SEC Filing  
9/4/2015Towerview Llcmajor shareholderBuy2,113$34.16$72,180.08View SEC Filing  
9/1/2015Towerview Llcmajor shareholderBuy5,546$34.60$191,891.60View SEC Filing  
8/28/2015Towerview Llcmajor shareholderBuy2,720$35.01$95,227.20View SEC Filing  
8/27/2015Towerview Llcmajor shareholderBuy1,918$35.25$67,609.50View SEC Filing  
8/25/2015Towerview Llcmajor shareholderBuy2,082$35.43$73,765.26View SEC Filing  
8/24/2015Towerview Llcmajor shareholderBuy9,964$36.05$359,202.20View SEC Filing  
8/21/2015Towerview Llcmajor shareholderBuy4,405$36.72$161,751.60View SEC Filing  
8/19/2015Towerview Llcmajor shareholderBuy1,799$37.06$66,670.94View SEC Filing  
7/27/2015Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderBuy7,879$37.23$293,335.17View SEC Filing  
7/24/2015Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderBuy3,753$37.37$140,249.61View SEC Filing  
7/23/2015Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderBuy1,002$37.44$37,514.88View SEC Filing  
7/22/2015Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderBuy3,374$37.48$126,457.52View SEC Filing  
7/21/2015Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderBuy1,898$37.51$71,193.98View SEC Filing  
6/29/2015Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderBuy1,072$37.51$40,210.72View SEC Filing  
6/26/2015Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderBuy6,332$37.55$237,766.60View SEC Filing  
6/15/2015Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderBuy2,148$38.00$81,624.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell5,899$54.53$321,672.47View SEC Filing  
12/9/2013Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell1,943$53.27$103,503.61View SEC Filing  
8/1/2013Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell1,000$51.90$51,900.00View SEC Filing  
7/25/2013Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell2,040$51.67$105,406.80View SEC Filing  
7/23/2013Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell1,212$51.52$62,442.24View SEC Filing  
7/22/2013Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell5,006$51.20$256,307.20View SEC Filing  
7/19/2013Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell1,670$50.86$84,936.20View SEC Filing  
7/18/2013Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell1,330$50.72$67,457.60View SEC Filing  
7/15/2013Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell5,339$50.33$268,711.87View SEC Filing  
7/12/2013Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell3,943$49.36$194,626.48View SEC Filing  
7/11/2013Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderSell2,130$49.57$105,584.10View SEC Filing  
8/10/2012Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderBuy3,816$34.79$132,758.64View SEC Filing  
8/8/2012Towerview LlcMajor ShareholderBuy87,839$35.17$3,089,297.63View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Saga Communications (NYSEMKT:SGA)
Latest Headlines for Saga Communications (NYSEMKT:SGA)
DateHeadline logoSaga Communications, Inc. Announces Date and Time of 2nd Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call - July 18 at 8:06 AM logoValuEngine Lowers Saga Communications, Inc. (SGA) to Hold - July 14 at 11:40 PM logoBidaskClub Downgrades Saga Communications, Inc. (NYSEMKT:SGA) to Strong Sell - July 8 at 4:06 PM logoSaga Communications, Inc. (NYSEMKT:SGA) Lifted to Buy at ValuEngine - July 8 at 2:52 PM logoSaga Communications, Inc. (SGA) - June 13 at 7:50 PM logoSaga Communications, Inc. (SGA) VP Sells $29,342.55 in Stock - June 6 at 4:50 PM logoInsider Selling: Saga Communications, Inc. (SGA) COO Sells 2,055 Shares of Stock - June 5 at 8:04 PM logoInsider Selling: Saga Communications, Inc. (SGA) VP Sells 394 Shares of Stock - June 2 at 4:58 PM logoSaga Communications, Inc. (SGA) CFO Samuel D. Bush Sells 1,574 Shares - June 1 at 8:32 PM logoDavid B. Stephens Sells 3,932 Shares of Saga Communications, Inc. (SGA) Stock - May 22 at 7:48 PM logoSaga Communications, Inc. (SGA) CFO Samuel D. Bush Sells 400 Shares - May 19 at 8:52 PM logoSaga Communications, Inc. : SGA-US: Dividend Analysis : May 22nd, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 18, 2017 - May 18 at 12:47 PM logoSaga Communications, Inc. :SGA-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 16, 2017 - May 16 at 10:41 AM logoSaga Communications, Inc. Enters into an Agreement to Sell its Television Stations in Joplin, MO and Victoria, TX to Morgan Murphy Media and Enters into an Agreement to Acquire 4 FM and 1 AM Radio Stations Serving the Charleston, SC Radio Market and 3 FM Radio Stations Serving the Hilton Head and Beaufort, SC Radio Markets from Apex Media Corporation - May 10 at 8:03 PM logoSaga Communications, Inc. (SGA) Major Shareholder Towerview Llc Sells 1,053 Shares - May 8 at 1:44 PM logoSaga Communications, Inc. (SGA) Major Shareholder Towerview Llc Sells 3,890 Shares of Stock - May 6 at 12:49 AM logoEdited Transcript of SGA earnings conference call or presentation 4-May-17 3:00pm GMT - May 5 at 8:05 PM logoSaga Communications, Inc. (SGA) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.30 - May 5 at 7:08 PM logoSaga Communications, Inc. (SGA) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results - May 5 at 2:52 PM logoSaga Communications, Inc. Reports 1st Quarter 2017 Results - May 4 at 8:05 PM logoInsider Selling: Saga Communications, Inc. (SGA) Major Shareholder Sells 3,890 Shares of Stock - May 4 at 3:20 PM logoSaga Communications (SGA) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Shows - May 4 at 2:26 PM logoSaga Communications, Inc. (SGA) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Thursday - May 2 at 6:30 PM logoInsider Selling: Saga Communications, Inc. (SGA) Major Shareholder Sells 9,534 Shares of Stock - May 2 at 12:14 PM logoSaga Communications (SGA) Given Media Sentiment Rating of 0.07 - April 28 at 1:17 PM logoTowerview Llc Sells 5,167 Shares of Saga Communications, Inc. (SGA) Stock - April 27 at 9:42 PM logoSelling Pressure To Increase For Saga Communications, Inc. - April 26 at 4:16 PM logoInsider Selling: Saga Communications, Inc. (SGA) Major Shareholder Sells 4,039 Shares of Stock - April 26 at 2:52 PM logoInsider Selling: Saga Communications, Inc. (SGA) Major Shareholder Sells 2,957 Shares of Stock - April 24 at 3:56 PM logoTowerview Llc Sells 1,200 Shares of Saga Communications, Inc. (SGA) Stock - April 20 at 2:32 PM logoTowerview Llc Sells 4,726 Shares of Saga Communications, Inc. (SGA) Stock - April 17 at 7:57 PM logoTowerview Llc Sells 2,438 Shares of Saga Communications, Inc. (SGA) Stock - April 12 at 8:09 PM logoSaga Communications, Inc. Announces Date and Time of 1st Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call - April 11 at 7:32 PM logoETFs with exposure to Saga Communications, Inc. : April 7, 2017 - April 7 at 8:09 PM logoInsider Selling: Saga Communications, Inc. (SGA) Major Shareholder Sells 3,066 Shares of Stock - April 3 at 1:26 PM logoTowerview Llc Sells 3,703 Shares of Saga Communications, Inc. (SGA) Stock - March 30 at 1:34 PM logoEdited Transcript of SGA earnings conference call or presentation 7-Mar-17 4:00pm GMT - March 8 at 12:40 AM logoQ4 2016 Saga Communications Inc Earnings Release - 09:00 am ET - March 7 at 7:39 PM logoSaga Communications, Inc. Reports 4th Quarter and Year End 2016 Results - March 7 at 7:39 PM logoSaga Communications, Inc. Announces Date and Time of 4th Quarter and Year End 2016 Earnings Release and Conference Call - February 2 at 1:06 AM logoSaga Communications, Inc. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.30 per Share and Special Cash Dividend of $0.20 per Share - November 21 at 7:53 PM logo5:16 pm Saga Comms affirms $0.30/share quarterly dividend, announces $0.20/share special dividend - November 21 at 7:53 PM logoEdited Transcript of SGA earnings conference call or presentation 8-Nov-16 4:00pm GMT - November 9 at 10:06 AM logoKatrina Cravy lands part-time gig at WKLH-FM - November 2 at 7:43 PM logoHere are 15 ways to invest in Detroit - October 1 at 8:00 AM logoPurcell Julie & Lefkowitz LLP Is Investigating Saga Communications, Inc. for Potential Breaches Of Fiduciary Duty By Its Board of Directors - September 29 at 12:41 PM logoEdited Transcript of SGA earnings conference call or presentation 4-Aug-16 3:00pm GMT - August 5 at 10:22 AM logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Purcell Julie & Lefkowitz LLP Is Investigating Saga Communications, Inc. for Potential Breaches Of Fiduciary Duty By Its Board of Directors - July 1 at 7:12 AM logoSAGA COMMUNICATIONS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders - May 9 at 5:35 PM logoEdited Transcript of SGA earnings conference call or presentation 5-May-16 3:00pm GMT - May 5 at 4:25 PM


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