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Summary: NextMedia Operating Inc.
Standard & Poors, May 2011
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The 'B' corporate credit rating and the stable outlook on Greenwood Village, Colo.-based NextMedia Operating Inc. reflect Standard & Poor's Rating Services' expectation that NextMedia will be able to maintain adequate liquidity and cushion of compliance with covenants over at least the coming year and a half. We view NextMedia's business risk profile as weak due to some revenue concentration in the greater Chicago and coastal Carolina markets and negative secular trends facing the radio industry. We view NextMedia's financial risk profile as highly leveraged based on the company's high debt leverage and modest discretionary cash flow. NextMedia emerged from bankruptcy on May 27, 2010. The company's financial covenants tighten aggressively and we believe NextMedia will need to refinance or...
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NextMedia Operating Inc.