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Things Looking Up for Radio One Q2 Earnings

Alfred+Liggins+TV+One+BobbCat+Films+Premiere+2T9IrevpezTlRadio One, Inc. reported its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2016. Net revenue was approximately $122.7 million, an increase of 2.4% from the same period in 2015. Station operating income1 was approximately $48.9 million, an increase of 5.5% from the same period in 2015. The Company reported operating income of approximately $27.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016, compared to operating income of $24.8 million for the same period in 2015. Net income was approximately $7.3 million or $0.15 per share (basic) compared to a net loss of $13.0 million or $0.27 per share (basic) for the same period in 2015.

Alfred C. Liggins, III, Radio One’s CEO and President stated, “I was pleased that our core radio advertising was positive at +1.4% for the quarter, and that we outperformed our markets overall. Disciplined cost management allowed us to grow our radio division cash flow, with Adjusted EBITDA up 10% for the quarter. We improved Adjusted EBITDA for each of our operating segments in Q2, leading to an overall increase of 9.6%. Our cable television advertising revenues in Q2 were impacted by some under-delivery against ratings estimates, however, sequential Q3 delivery is significantly improved, currently up by 9.5% in the primetime 25-54 demo, and our overall EBITDA guidance for the year still holds. During the quarter, we repurchased $20 million of our 2020 notes at an average price of 85.9, which both reduces our ongoing interest burden and helps move us towards our long term goal of lower leverage.”

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