Issuer Ranking: U.S. Media & Entertainment Industry, Strongest To Weakest Jan 11

  • ID: 1783747
  • January 2011
  • Region: United States
  • Standard & Poors
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  • Advanstar Inc.
  • Cenveo Inc.
  • Gray Television Inc.
  • Local TV LLC
  • Omnicom Group Inc.
  • Sirius XM Radio Inc.
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Most U.S. media and entertainment companies exhibited easier year-over-year financial comparisons in a cyclical recovery in 2010--some dramatically so. Most sectors--local TV and radio broadcasters, outdoor advertisers, and Internet companies--have reported a return to positive trends. Structural trends were less pronounced given these sectors' rebounds. Nevertheless, the Internet surpassed newspapers in total ad revenues, making it now the second-largest ad medium. As a result, some ad-supported media remain under pressure--namely, directories, newspapers, magazines, and radio. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services doesn't expect a sustained rebound in the latter two media, and sees the risk that directories' and newspapers' revenue trends will not recover at all. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' ratio of rating downgrades to upgrades reversed in 2010, such...

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- R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co.
- TEGNA Inc.
- Graham Holdings Co.
- Belo Corp.
- Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.
- Carmike Cinemas Inc.
- CBS Corp.
- Scholastic Corp.
- Omnicom Group Inc.
- Interactive Data Corp.
- Deluxe Corp.
- Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.
- RentPath Inc.
- ManpowerGroup Inc.
- Allbritton Communications Co.
- Lamar Media Corp.
- Spanish Broadcasting System Inc.
- Valassis Communications Inc.
- The New York Times Co.
- The Walt Disney Co.
- Gray Television Inc.
- Iron Mountain Inc.
- LodgeNet Interactive Corp.
- Reader's Digest Assn. Inc.
- Salem Media Group Inc.
- Cenveo Inc.
- Production Resource Group LLC
- The McClatchy Co.
- GateHouse Media Operating Inc.
- Live Nation Entertainment Inc.
- IAC/InterActiveCorp.
- Getty Images Inc.
- Infogroup Inc.
- Cumulus Media Inc.
- Radio One Inc.
- Sirius XM Radio Inc.
- American Media Inc.
- Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc.
- Liberty Interactive Corp.
- The Nielsen Co. B.V.
- The Priceline Group Inc.
- FTI Consulting Inc.
- Merrill Corp.
- Interpublic Group of Cos. Inc.
- Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
- Sabre Holdings Corp.
- American Reprographics Co. LLC
- Entravision Communications Corp.
- Dun & Bradstreet Corp. (The)
- Time Warner Inc.
- MGOC Inc.
- NextMedia Operating Inc.
- Univision Communications Inc.
- The Sheridan Group Inc.
- American Achievement Corp.
- Regal Entertainment Group
- LBI Media Inc.
- Dex One Corp.
- Knowledge Universe Education LLC
- Educate Inc.
- Visant Holding Corp.
- Warner Music Group Corp.
- Vertrue LLC
- LIN TV Corp.
- Source Media Inc.
- Harland Clarke Holdings Corp.
- Network Solutions LLC
- SGS International Inc.
- Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc.
- Viacom Inc.
- Caribe Media Inc
- CMP Susquehanna Radio Holdings Corp.
- Education Management LLC
- Koosharem Corp.
- Barrington Broadcasting LLC
- Expedia Inc.
- AlixPartners LLP
- West Corp.
- MediMedia USA Inc.
- Penton Business Media Holdings Inc.
- Affinion Group Holdings Inc.
- National CineMedia Inc.
- Cambium Learning Inc.
- Local TV LLC
- Bonten Media Group Inc.
- Citadel Broadcasting Corp.
- Advanstar Inc.
- Cinemark Holdings Inc.
- Catalina Marketing Corp.
- Cengage Learning Holdings II Inc.
- AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc.
- Orbitz Worldwide Inc.
- Laureate Education Inc.
- Prometric Inc.
- Moody's Corp.
- ProQuest LLC
- Local Insight Regatta Holdings Inc.
- Compass Group Diversified Holdings LLC
- Rovi Corp.
- Newport Television Holdings LLC
- Scripps Networks Interactive Inc.
- Bright Horizons Capital Corp.
- HSN Inc.
- FoxCo Acquisition LLC
- TWCC Holding Corp.
- iHeartMedia Inc.
- Wallace Theater Holdings Inc.
- Netflix Inc.
- Discovery Communications Inc.
- Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.
- New Vision Television LLC
- MDC Partners Inc.
- Language Line Holdings LLC
- ATI Acquisition Co.
- SuperMedia Inc.
- Quad/Graphics Inc.
- AutoTrader.com Inc.
- dcp LLC
- Bankrate Inc.
- Insight Global Inc.
- FriendFinder Networks Inc.
- FilmYard Holdings LLC
- Ascend Learning LLC
- National Amusements Inc.

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