More trouble in CMLS land

Nasdaq has several rules that a stock must follow in order to remain listed. One of the most important is a minimum stock price of $1 per share. The Cumulus stock had been down around $.30 a share since the Dickey family was booted out and replaced by the woman who rode Reader’s Digest through bankruptcy.

Facing delisting, CMLS shareholders voted for an 8:1 reverse stock split to raise the price up to $2.40 a share by cancelling 7/8 of the existing shares. But in about a week since the reverse split, the stock is back down to $1.05 a share, meaning the stockholder value for the entire company is down to $37 million. When you consider that there are pending deals to sell the WMAL and KABC tower sites for $200 million in cash – that seems odd, until you remember that the company has $2.4 billion in long term debt. The stockholders are just a pimple annoying the real owners – the banks.

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7 Responses to More trouble in CMLS land

  1. Fred Stiening says:

    This is a bit “inside”, but they might want to change the name to Cumeless

  2. To keep Hillary at bay, should we be so unlucky that she’s elected, let’s make her process her executive orders through a Cumulus stream player. That should tie her up until it’s time for another presidential election.

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