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Issuer Ranking: U.S. Media And Entertainment Companies, Strongest To Weakest Jul 11

  • ID: 1873208
  • July 2011
  • Region: United States
  • Standard & Poors
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Abstract
Standard & Poor's Ratings services' base-case outlook for the remainder of 2011 for most the U.S. media and entertainment companies we follow is relatively stable, but varies by subsector. Almost three-quarters (73%) of the rated companies have stable outlooks. Table 1 lays out our assessment categories for business and financials risks and their interaction. Table 2 ranks all the rated companies in this industry from strongest to weakest based on rating and outlook. Companies are grouped into four industry subsectors. Companies with the same rating and outlook are further ranked by our opinion of credit quality based primarily on business risks for investment-grade companies and primarily on financial risks for speculative-grade companies. Ratings are displayed as long-term rating/outlook or CreditWatch/short-term...

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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Crown Media Holdings Inc.
- Visant Holding Corp.
- Vertrue LLC
- LIN TV Corp.
- Harland Clarke Holdings Corp.
- SGS International Inc.
- Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc.
- Viacom Inc.
- 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.
- 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
- Compass Group Diversified Holdings LLC
- Rovi Corp.
- Newport Television Holdings LLC
- Scripps Networks Interactive Inc.
- CORE Media Group Inc.
- FoxCo Acquisition LLC
- TWCC Holding Corp.
- iHeartMedia 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.
- Bankrate Inc.
- ARC Document Solutions Inc.
- Ascend Learning LLC
- Cambium Learning Group Inc.
- NexTag Inc.
- Hubbard Radio LLC
- Production Resource Group Inc.
- Information Resources Inc.
- AMC Networks Inc.
- Ipreo Holdings LLC
- Digital Generation Inc.
- Meritas Schools Holdings LLC
- Summit Entertainment LLC
- Playboy Enterprises Inc.
- Warner Music Group Corp.
- Source Media Inc.
- Network Solutions LLC
- CMP Susquehanna Radio Holdings Corp.
- Bright Horizons Capital Corp.
- HSN Inc.
- Wallace Theater Holdings Inc.
- AutoTrader.com Inc.
- dcp LLC
- Insight Global Inc.
- FriendFinder Networks Inc.
- FilmYard Holdings LLC
- National Amusements Inc.

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