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SGA 10Q Quarterly Report

Part I &Mdash; Financial Information
Item 1. Financial Statements
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
Part II &Mdash; Other Information
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Item 6. Exhibits
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EX-32 tm2014627d1_ex32.htm

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10-Q 1 tm2014627d1_10q.htm FORM 10-Q

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

Form 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

  x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 or 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the Quarterly Period ended March 31, 2020

 

or

 

  ¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 or 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from                      to

 

Commission file number 1-11588

 

Saga Communications, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware 38-3042953
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
   
73 Kercheval Avenue
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
(Address of principal executive offices)
48236
(Zip Code)

 

(313) 886-7070

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class Trading symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A Common Stock, par value $.01 per share SGA NASDAQ

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes x No ¨.

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes x No ¨.

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer ¨ Accelerated filer x Non-accelerated filer ¨ Smaller Reporting Company ¨ Emerging growth company ¨

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ¨ No x

 

The number of shares of the registrant’s Class A Common Stock, $.01 par value, and Class B Common Stock, $.01 par value, outstanding as of May 4, 2020 was 5,042,276 and 953,842, respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDEX

 

   Page 
PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION   3 
      
Item 1. Financial Statements (Unaudited)   3 
      
Condensed consolidated balance sheets — March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019   3 
      
Condensed consolidated statements of income — Three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019   4 
      
Condensed consolidated statements of stockholders’ equity – Three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019   5 
      
Condensed consolidated statements of cash flows —Three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019   6 
      
Notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements   7 
      
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations   20 
      
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk   29 
      
Item 4. Controls and Procedures   30 
      
PART II OTHER INFORMATION   30 
      
Item 1. Legal Proceedings   30 
      
Item 1a. Risk Factors   30 
      
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds   31 
      
Item 6. Exhibits   32 
      
Signatures   33 
      
EX-31.1     
      
EX-31.2     
      
EX-32     
      
EX-101 INSTANCE DOCUMENT     
      
EX-101 SCHEMA DOCUMENT     
      
EX-101 CALCULATION LINKBASE DOCUMENT     
      
EX-101 LABELS LINKBASE DOCUMENT     
      
EX-101 PRESENTATION LINKBASE DOCUMENT     
      
EX-101 DEFINITION LINKBASE DOCUMENT     

 

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PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements

 

SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

   March 31,   December 31, 
   2020   2019 
   (Unaudited)   (Note) 
   (In thousands) 
Assets          
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $46,292   $44,034 
Accounts receivable, net   16,984    18,962 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   2,313    2,478 
Barter transactions   1,252    1,246 
Total current assets   66,841    66,720 
Property and equipment   142,233    142,403 
Less accumulated depreciation   84,257    83,692 
Net property and equipment   57,976    58,711 
Other assets:          
Broadcast licenses, net   95,357    95,311 
Goodwill   19,106    18,963 
Other intangibles, deferred costs and investments, net   12,240    12,689 
   $251,520   $252,394 
           
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity          
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable  $1,926   $2,117 
Payroll and payroll taxes   6,026    7,439 
Dividend payable   1,919    1,797 
Other accrued expenses   5,065    4,996 
Barter transactions   1,143    1,152 
Total current liabilities   16,079    17,501 
Deferred income taxes   25,267    25,152 
Long-term debt   10,000    10,000 
Other liabilities   7,261    7,389 
Total liabilities   58,607    60,042 
Commitments and contingencies        
Stockholders’ equity:          
Common stock   77    77 
Additional paid-in capital   67,249    66,811 
Retained earnings   162,583    162,822 
Treasury stock   (36,996)   (37,358)
Total stockholders’ equity   192,913    192,352 
   $251,520   $252,394 

 

Note: The balance sheet at December 31, 2019 has been derived from the audited financial statements at that date but does not include all of the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States for complete financial statements.

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

 

   Three Months Ended 
   March 31, 
   2020   2019 
   (Unaudited) 
   (In thousands, except per share data) 
Net operating revenue  $26,051   $27,816 
Station operating expenses   22,199    23,163 
Corporate general and administrative   3,015    2,685 
Other operating expense (income), net   (1,330)   3 
Operating income   2,167    1,965 
Interest expense   108    208 
Interest income   (108)   (163)
Other income   (213)    
Income before income tax expense   2,380    1,920 
Income tax expense   700    550 
Net income  $1,680   $1,370 
           
Earnings per share:          
Basic  $0.28   $0.23 
Diluted  $0.28   $0.23 
           
Weighted average common shares   5,866    5,841 
Weighted average common and common equivalent shares   5,866    5,841 
           
Dividends declared per share  $0.32   $0.30 

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

   Class A   Class B   Additional           Total 
   Common Stock   Common Stock   Paid-In   Retained   Treasury   Stockholders’ 
   Shares   Amount   Shares   Amount   Capital   Earnings   Stock   Equity 
   (In thousands) 
Balance at December 31, 2018   6,732   $67    923   $9   $64,795   $156,689   $(36,561)  $184,999 
Net income                            1,370         1,370 
Dividends declared per common share                       (1,784)       (1,784)
Compensation expense related to restricted stock awards                   559            559 
Purchase of shares held in treasury                           (80)   (80)
401(k) plan contribution                   (113)       375    262 
Balance at March 31, 2019   6,732   $67    923   $9   $65,241   $156,275   $(36,266)  $185,326 

 

   Class A   Class B   Additional           Total 
   Common Stock   Common Stock   Paid-In   Retained   Treasury   Stockholders’ 
   Shares   Amount   Shares   Amount   Capital   Earnings   Stock   Equity 
   (In thousands) 
Balance at December 31, 2019   6,771   $68    954   $9   $66,811   $162,822   $(37,358)  $192,352 
Net income                            1,680         1,680 
Dividends declared per common share                       (1,919)       (1,919)
Compensation expense related to restricted stock awards                   569            569 
Purchase of shares held in treasury                           (20)   (20)
401(k) plan contribution                   (131)       382    251 
Balance at March 31, 2020   6,771   $68    954   $9   $67,249   $162,583   $(36,996)  $192,913 

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

   Three Months Ended 
   March 31, 
   2020   2019 
   (Unaudited) 
   (In thousands) 
Cash flows from operating activities:          
Cash provided by operating activities  $5,065   $6,305 
Cash flows from investing activities:          
Acquisition of property and equipment   (1,021)   (1,212)
Acquisition of broadcast properties   (190)   (763)
Proceeds from insurance claims   213     
Other investing activities   8    249 
Net cash used in investing activities   (990)   (1,726)
Cash flows from financing activities:          
Cash dividends paid   (1,797)   (5,058)
Payments on long-term debt       (5,000)
Purchase of treasury shares   (20)   (80)
Net cash used in financing activities   (1,817)   (10,138)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   2,258    (5,559)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   44,034    44,729 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period  $46,292   $39,170 

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

 

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

1. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States for annual financial statements.

 

In our opinion, the accompanying financial statements include all adjustments of a normal, recurring nature considered necessary for a fair presentation of our financial position as of March 31, 2020 and the results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019. Results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2020 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2020.

 

We own or operate broadcast properties in 27 markets, including 79 FM and 34 AM radio stations and 78 metro signals.

 

For further information, refer to the consolidated financial statements and footnotes thereto included in the Saga Communications, Inc. Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.

 

We have evaluated events and transactions occurring subsequent to the balance sheet date of March 31, 2020, for items that should potentially be recognized in these financial statements or discussed within the notes to the financial statements. On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization declared the novel strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic and recommended containment and mitigation measures worldwide. Since March 31, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to spread and numerous state and local governments have issued or extended “shelter-in-place” orders, materially impacting and restricting various aspects of our business. Our broadcast revenue has been significantly negatively impacted in the majority of states where we operate. We have experienced a number of cancellations of advertising on our stations, especially regarding events, venues, sports, high ticket items, healthcare and automotive sales. We have been successful creating fresh, innovative and effective new advertising which has helped generate business for a number of our customers so that they are better positioned to remain open. Our operations are functioning, subject to regulated restrictions and safety constraints we have enacted in order to protect our employees, and customers. While we cannot reasonably estimate the length or severity of this pandemic, an extended economic slowdown in the U.S. could materially impact our consolidated financial position, consolidated results of operations, and consolidated cash flows in fiscal 2020 or beyond.

 

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SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

 

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)

 

Earnings Per Share Information

 

Earnings per share is calculated using the two-class method. The two-class method is an earnings allocation formula that determines earnings per share for each class of common stock and participating security. The Company has participating securities related to restricted stock units, granted under the Company’s Second Amended and Restated 2005 Incentive Compensation Plan, that earn dividends on an equal basis with common shares. In applying the two-class method, earnings are allocated to both common shares and participating securities.

 

The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share:

 

   Three Months Ended 
March 31,
 
   2020   2019 
   (In thousands, except per share data) 
Numerator:          
Net income  $1,680   $1,370 
Less: Income allocated to unvested participating securities   37    26 
Net income available to common stockholders  $1,643   $1,344 
           
Denominator:          
Denominator for basic earnings per share— weighted average shares   5,866    5,841 
Effect of dilutive securities:          
Common stock equivalents        
Denominator for diluted earnings per share — adjusted weighted-average shares and assumed conversions   5,866    5,841 
           
Earnings per share:          
Basic  $0.28   $0.23 
Diluted  $0.28   $0.23 

 

There were no stock options outstanding that had an antidilutive effect on our earnings per share calculation for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. The actual effect of these shares, if any, on the diluted earnings per share calculation will vary significantly depending on the fluctuation in the stock price.

 

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SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

 

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)

 

Financial Instruments

 

Our financial instruments are comprised of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable and long-term debt. The carrying value of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable and accounts payable approximate fair value due to their short maturities. The carrying value of long-term debt approximates fair value as it carries interest rates that either fluctuate with the euro-dollar rate, prime rate or have been reset at the prevailing market rate at March 31, 2020.

 

Allowance for Doubtful Accounts

 

A provision for doubtful accounts is recorded based on our judgment of collectability of receivables. Amounts are written off when determined to be fully uncollectible. Delinquent accounts are based on contractual terms. We have included in our calculation of our allowance for doubtful accounts, the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our customers businesses and their ability to pay their accounts receivable. We maintain a specific allowance for estimated losses resulting from the inability of certain customers to make required payments. We also consider factors external to the specific customer, including current conditions and forecasts of economic conditions, including the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the event we recover amounts previously written off, we will reduce the specific allowance for credit loss.

 

Income Taxes

 

Our effective tax rate is higher than the federal statutory rate as a result of the inclusion of state taxes in the income tax amount. We have historically calculated the provision for income taxes during interim reporting periods by applying an estimate of the annual effective tax rate for the full fiscal year to “ordinary” income or loss (pretax income or loss excluding unusual or infrequently occurring discrete items) for the reporting period. Due to the uncertainty related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our operations, we have used a discrete effective tax rate method to calculate taxes for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020.

 

Time Brokerage Agreements/Local Marketing Agreements

 

We have entered into Time Brokerage Agreements (“TBAs”) or Local Marketing Agreements (“LMAs”) in certain markets. In a typical TBA/LMA, the FCC licensee of a station makes available, for a fee, blocks of air time on its station to another party that supplies programming to be broadcast during that air time and sells their own commercial advertising announcements during the time periods specified. Revenue and expenses related to TBAs/LMAs are included in the accompanying unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income. Assets and liabilities related to the TBAs/LMAs are included in the accompanying unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.

 

2. Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

 

In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-04, “Intangibles – Goodwill and Other (Topic 350)” (“ASU 2017-04”) which removes step 2 from the goodwill impairment test. Under the new guidance, if a reporting unit’s carrying amount exceeds its fair value, an entity will record an impairment charge based on that difference. The impairment charge will be limited to the amount of goodwill allocated to that reporting unit. ASU 2017-04 will be applied prospectively and is effective for fiscal years and interim impairment tests performed in periods beginning after December 15, 2019 with early adoption permitted. The Company adopted this standard January 1, 2020 and there was no material impact.

 

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-13, “Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments” (“ASU 2016-13”), which amends guidance on reporting credit losses for assets held at amortized cost basis and available for sale debt securities. The guidance requires companies to measure credit losses utilizing a methodology that reflects expected credit losses and requires the consideration of broader range of reasonable and supportable information to inform credit loss estimates. ASU 2016-13 is effective for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2019. The Company adopted this standard January 1, 2020 and there was no material impact.

 

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SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

 

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements – Not Yet Adopted

 

In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, “Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Incomes Taxes” (“ASU 2019-02”) which is intended to simplify various aspects related to accounting for income taxes. ASU 2019-12 removes certain exceptions to the general principles in Topic 740 and also clarifies and amends existing guidance regarding the tax treatment of certain franchise taxes, goodwill and nontaxable entities, among other items to improve consistent application. ASU 2019-12 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021 and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2022. We are currently evaluating the impact of this standard on our consolidated financial statements.

 

3. Revenue

 

Nature of goods and services

 

The following is a description of principal activities from which we generate our revenue:

 

Broadcast Advertising Revenue

 

Our primary source of revenue is from the sale of advertising for broadcast on our stations. We recognize revenue from the sale of advertising as performance obligations are satisfied upon airing of the advertising; therefore, revenue is recognized at a point in time when each advertising spot is transmitted. Agency commissions are calculated based on a stated percentage applied to gross billing revenue for our advertising inventory placed by an agency and are reported as a reduction of advertising revenue.

 

Digital Advertising Revenue

 

We recognize revenue from our digital initiatives across multiple platforms such as targeted digital advertising, online promotions, advertising on our websites, mobile messaging, email marketing and other e-commerce. Revenue is recorded when each specific performance obligation in the digital advertising campaign takes place, typically within a one month period.

 

Other Revenue

 

Other revenue includes revenue from concerts, promotional events, tower rent and other miscellaneous items. Revenue is generally recognized when the event is completed, as the promotional events are completed or as each performance obligation is satisfied.

 

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SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

 

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)

 

Disaggregation of Revenue

 

Revenues from contracts with customers comprised the following for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019:

 

   Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
   2020   2019 
   (in thousands) 
Types of Revenue          
Broadcast Advertising Revenue, net  $23,754   $25,191 
Digital Advertising Revenue   858    875 
Other Revenue   1,439    1,750 
Net Revenue  $26,051   $27,816 

 

Contract Liabilities

 

Payments from our advertisers are generally due within 30 days although certain advertisers are required to pay in advance. When an advertiser pays for the services in advance of the performance obligations these prepayments are recorded as contract liabilities. Typical contract liabilities relate to prepayments for advertising spots not yet run; prepayments from sponsors for events that have not yet been held; and gift cards sold on our websites used to finance a broadcast advertising campaign. Generally all contract liabilities are expected to be recognized within one year and are included in accounts payable in the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and are immaterial.

 

Transaction Price Allocated to the Remaining Performance Obligations

 

As the majority of our sales contracts are one year or less, we have utilized the optional exemption under ASC 606-10-50-14 and will not disclose information about the remaining performance obligations for sales contracts which have original expected durations of one year or less.

 

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SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

 

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)

 

4. Intangible Assets

 

We evaluate our FCC licenses and goodwill for impairment annually as of October 1st or more frequently if events or circumstances indicate that the asset might be impaired. FCC licenses are evaluated for impairment at the market level using a direct method. If the carrying amount of FCC licenses is greater than their estimated fair value in a given market, the carrying amount of FCC licenses in that market is reduced to its estimated fair value. If the carrying amount of goodwill in a reporting unit is greater than the implied value of goodwill determined by completing a hypothetical purchase price allocation using estimated fair value of the reporting unit, the carrying amount of goodwill in that reporting unit is reduced to its implied value. As of March 31, 2020, we performed a high-level qualitative assessment and determined it was not necessary to complete an impairment test. We will continue to monitor the length and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on our business, and review for impairment indicators as necessary in the upcoming months.

 

Intangible assets that have finite lives are amortized over their useful lives using the straight-line method. Favorable lease agreements are amortized over the lives of the leases ranging from five to twenty-six years. Other intangibles are amortized over one to fifteen years. Customer relationships are amortized over three years.

 

5. Common Stock and Treasury Stock

 

The following summarizes information relating to the number of shares of our common stock issued in connection with stock transactions through March 31, 2020:

 

   Common Stock Issued 
   Class A   Class B 
   (Shares in thousands) 
Balance, January 1, 2019   6,732    923 
Conversion of shares   13    (13)
Issuance of restricted stock   29    44 
Forfeiture of restricted stock   (3)    
Balance, December 31, 2019   6,771    954 
Balance, March 31, 2020   6,771    954 

 

We have a Stock Buy-Back Program to allow us to purchase up to $75.8 million of our Class A Common Stock. As of March 31, 2020, we have remaining authorization of $19.2 million for future repurchases of our Class A Common Stock. On September 14, 2017, the Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of our Class A Common Stock under our trading plan adopted pursuant to Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 10b5-1. The Rule 10b5-1 repurchase plan allows us to repurchase our shares during periods when we would normally not be active in the market due to our internal trading blackout periods. Under the plan, we may repurchase our Class A Common Stock in any combination of open market, block transactions and privately negotiated transactions subject to market conditions, legal requirements including applicable SEC regulations (which include certain price, market, volume and timing constraints), specific repurchase instructions and other corporate considerations. Purchases under the plan will be funded by cash on our balance sheet. The plan does not obligate us to acquire any particular amount of Class A Common Stock. Our original purchase authorization was effective until September 1, 2018 and has been extended several times, with the most recent extension being through May 28, 2020. During the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, approximately 800 and 20,100 shares, respectively were repurchased for $20,000 and $748,000 respectively, related to the Stock Buy-Back Program. Given the unprecedented uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 virus and the resulting economic issues we have halted the directions for any additional buybacks under our plan.

 

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6. Leases

 

We lease certain land, buildings and equipment for use in our operations. We recognize lease expense for these leases on a straight-line basis over the lease term and combine lease and non-lease components for all leases. Right-of-use (“ROU”) assets and lease liabilities are recorded on the balance sheet for all leases with an expected term of at least one year. Some leases include one or more options to renew. The exercise of lease renewal options is generally at our discretion. The depreciable lives of ROU assets are limited to the expected lease term. Our lease agreements do not contain any residual value guarantees or material restrictive covenants. As of March 31, 2020, we do not have any non-cancellable operating lease commitments that have not yet commenced.

 

ROU assets are classified within other intangibles, deferred costs and investments, net on the condensed consolidated balance sheet while current lease liabilities are classified within other accrued expenses and long-term lease liabilities are classified within other liabilities. Leases with an initial term of 12 months or less are not recorded on the balance sheet. ROU assets and lease liabilities were $6.8 million and $7.0 million and $6.3 million and $6.4 million at March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. During the three months ended March 31, 2020, we recorded an additional $460 thousand of lease liabilities under operating leases. Payments on lease liabilities during the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 totaled $457 thousand and $411 thousand, respectively.

 

Lease expense includes cost for leases with terms in excess of one year. For the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, our total lease expense was $433 thousand and $429 thousand, respectively. Short-term lease costs are de minimus.

 

We have no financing leases and minimum annual rental commitments under non-cancellable operating leases consisted of the following at March 31, 2020 (in thousands):

 

Years Ending December 31,     
2020 (a)  $1,274 
2021   1,676 
2022   1,509 
2023   1,177 
2024   842 
Thereafter   1,784 
Total lease payments (b)   8,262 
Less: Interest (c)   1,247 
Present value of lease liabilities (d)  $7,015 

 

  (a) Remaining payments are for the nine-months ending December 31, 2020

 

  (b) Lease payments include options to extend lease terms that are reasonably certain of being exercised. There were no legally binding minimum lease payments for leases signed but not yet commenced at March 31, 2020.

 

  (c) Our leases do not provide a readily determinable implicit rate. Therefore, we must estimate our discount rate for such leases to determine the present value of lease payments at the lease commencement date.

 

  (d) The weighted average remaining lease term and weighted average discount rate used in calculating our lease liabilities were 6.7 years and 4.6%, respectively, at March 31, 2020.

 

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7. Acquisitions and Dispositions

 

We actively seek and explore opportunities for expansion through the acquisition of additional broadcast properties. The consolidated statements of income include the operating results of the acquired stations from their respective dates of acquisition. All acquisitions were accounted for as purchases and, accordingly, the total purchase consideration was allocated to the acquired assets and assumed liabilities based on their estimated fair values as of the acquisition dates. The excess of the consideration paid over the estimated fair value of net assets acquired have been recorded as goodwill. The Company accounts for acquisitions under the provisions of FASB ASC Topic 805, Business Combinations.

 

Management assigned fair values to the acquired property and equipment through a combination of cost and market approaches based upon each specific asset’s replacement cost, with a provision for depreciation, and to the acquired intangibles, primarily an FCC license, based on the Greenfield valuation methodology, a discounted cash flow approach.

 

2020 Acquisitions

 

On January 2, 2020, the Company closed on an agreement to purchase W295BL from Basic Holdings, LLC, for an aggregate purchase price of $200 thousand, of which $10 thousand was paid in 2019 and the remaining $190 thousand paid in 2020. Management attributes the goodwill recognized in the acquisition to the power of the existing brands in the Manchester, New Hampshire market as well as synergies and growth opportunities expected through the combination with the Company’s existing stations. The translators are start-up stations and therefore, have no pro forma revenue and expenses.

 

2019 Acquisitions

 

On January 9, 2019, the Company closed on an agreement to purchase WPVQ-AM and W222CH from County Broadcasting Company, LLC for an aggregate purchase price of $210 thousand. Management attributes the goodwill recognized in the acquisition to the power of the existing brands in the Greenfield, Massachusetts market as well as synergies and growth opportunities expected through the combination with the Company’s existing stations. The pro forma results for this acquisition are not deemed material and therefore are not presented in the footnotes.

 

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Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet of 2020 and 2019 Acquisitions:

 

The following unaudited condensed balance sheets represent the estimated fair value assigned to the related assets and liabilities of the 2020 and 2019 acquisitions.

 

Saga Communications, Inc.

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet of 2020 and 2019 Acquisitions

 

   Acquisitions in 
   2020   2019 
   (In thousands) 
Assets Acquired:          
Current assets  $   $ 
Property and equipment   11    25 
Other assets:          
Broadcast licenses   46    61 
Goodwill   143    124 
Other intangibles, deferred costs and investments        
Total other assets   189    185 
Total assets acquired   200    210 
Liabilities Assumed:          
Current liabilities        
Total liabilities assumed        
Net assets acquired  $200   $210 

 

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8. Income taxes

 

On December 22, 2017, the U.S. government enacted comprehensive tax legislation commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Tax Act”). The Tax Act makes broad and complex changes to the U.S. tax code, including, but not limited to, the following that impact us: (1) reducing the U.S. federal corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent; (2) eliminating the corporate alternative minimum tax (“AMT”) and changing how existing AMT credits can be realized; (3) creating a new limitation on deductible interest expense; (4) repealing the domestic production activities deduction; (5) limiting the deductibility of certain executive compensation; and (6) limiting certain other deductions.

 

The SEC staff issued Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 118 (“SAB 118”), which provides guidance on accounting for the tax effects of the Tax Act. SAB 118 provides for a measurement period that should not extend beyond one year from the Tax Act enactment date for companies to complete the accounting relating to the Tax Act under ASC 740. In accordance with SAB 118, a company must reflect the income tax effects of those aspects of the Tax Act for which the accounting under ASC 740 is complete. To the extent that a company’s accounting for certain income tax effects of the Tax Act is incomplete but it is able to determine a reasonable estimate, it must record a provisional estimate in its financial statements. If a company cannot determine a provisional estimate to be included in its financial statements, it should continue to apply ASC 740 on the basis of the provisions of the tax laws that were in effect immediately before the enactment of the Tax Act.

 

As a result of our initial analysis of the impact of the Tax Act, we recorded a provisional amount of net tax benefit of $11.5 million in 2017 related to the remeasurement of our deferred tax balance and other effects. We completed our accounting for the income tax effects of the Tax Act in 2018, and no material adjustments were required to the provisional amounts initially recorded.

 

9. Stock-Based Compensation

 

2005 Incentive Compensation Plan

 

On October 16, 2013 our stockholders approved the Second Amended and Restated Saga Communications, Inc. 2005 Incentive Compensation Plan, which was amended in 2018 after approval of the amendment by our stockholders at our 2018 annual meeting (as amended, the “Second Restated 2005 Plan”). The 2005 Incentive Compensation Plan, which replaced our 2003 Stock Option Plan, was first approved by stockholders in 2005 and subsequently this plan was re-approved by stockholders in 2010. The changes made in 2013 in the Second Restated 2005 Plan (i) increased the number of authorized shares by 233,334 shares of Common Stock, (ii) extended the date for making awards to September 6, 2018, (iii) included directors as participants, (iv) targeted awards according to groupings of participants based on ranges of base salary of employees and/or retainers of directors, (v) required participants to retain 50 % of their net annual restricted stock awards during their employment or service as a director, and (vi) included a clawback provision. The 2018 amendment to the Second Restated 2005 Plan (i) extended the date for making awards to September 6, 2023 and (ii) increased the number of authorized shares under the Plan by 90,000 shares of Class B Common Stock. The Second Restated 2005 Plan allows for the granting of restricted stock, restricted stock units, incentive stock options, nonqualified stock options, and performance awards to eligible employees and non-employee directors.

 

The number of shares of Common Stock that may be issued under the Second Restated 2005 Plan may not exceed 370,000 shares of Class B Common Stock, 990,000 shares of Class A Common Stock of which up to 620,000 shares of Class A Common Stock may be issued pursuant to incentive stock options and 370,000 Class A Common Stock issuable upon conversion of Class B Common Stock. Awards denominated in Class A Common Stock may be granted to any employee or director under the Second Restated 2005 Plan. However, awards denominated in Class B Common Stock may only be granted to Edward K. Christian, President, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and the holder of 100% of the outstanding Class B Common Stock of the Company. Stock options granted under the Second Restated 2005 Plan may be for terms not exceeding ten years from the date of grant and may not be exercised at a price which is less than 100% of the fair market value of shares at the date of grant.

 

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Stock-Based Compensation

 

All stock options granted were fully vested and expensed at December 31, 2012, therefore there was no compensation expense related to stock options for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

There were no options granted during 2020 and 2019 and there were no stock options outstanding as of March 31, 2020. All outstanding stock options were exercised in 2017.

 

The following summarizes the restricted stock transactions for the three months ended March 31, 2020:

 

   Shares   Weighted
Average
Grant Date
Fair
Value
 
Outstanding at January 1, 2020   128,224   $34.66 
Forfeited   275    37.27 
Non-vested and outstanding at March 31, 2020   127,949   $34.65 

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, we had $569,000 and $559,000, respectively, of total compensation expense related to restricted stock-based compensation arrangements. This expense is included in corporate general and administrative expenses in our results of operations. The associated tax benefit recognized for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 was $58,000 and $63,000, respectively.

 

10. Long-Term Debt

 

Long-term debt consisted of the following:

 

   March 31,   December 31, 
   2020   2019 
   (In thousands) 
Revolving credit facility  $10,000   $10,000 
Amounts payable within one year        
   $10,000   $10,000 

 

On August 18, 2015, we entered into a new credit facility (the “Credit Facility”) with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., The Huntington National Bank, Citizens Bank, National Association and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC. The Credit Facility consists of a $100 million five-year revolving facility (the “Revolving Credit Facility”) and originally matured on August 18, 2020. On June 27, 2018, the Company entered into a Second Amendment to its Credit Facility, dated August 18, 2015, which had first been amended on September 1, 2017, extending the revolving credit maturity date under the Credit Agreement for five years after the date of the amendment to June 27, 2023. On July 1, 2019, we elected to reduce our Revolving Credit Facility to $70 million.

 

We have pledged substantially all of our assets (excluding our FCC licenses and certain other assets) in support of the Credit Facility and each of our subsidiaries has guaranteed the Credit Facility and has pledged substantially all of their assets (excluding their FCC licenses and certain other assets) in support of the Credit Facility.

 

Approximately $266,000 of debt issuance costs related to the Credit Facility were capitalized and are being amortized over the life of the Credit Facility. These debt issuance costs are included in other assets, net in the consolidated balance sheets. As a result of the Second Amendment, the Company incurred an additional $120,000 of transaction fees related to the Credit Facility that were capitalized. The cumulative transaction fees are being amortized over the remaining life of the Credit Facility. The cumulative transaction fees are being amortized over the remaining life of the Credit Facility.

 

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Interest rates under the Credit Facility are payable, at our option, at alternatives equal to LIBOR (0.8125% at March 31, 2020), plus 1% to 2% or the base rate plus 0% to 1%. The spread over LIBOR and the base rate vary from time to time, depending upon our financial leverage. Letters of credit issued under the Credit Facility will be subject to a participation fee (which is equal to the interest rate applicable to Eurocurrency Loans, as defined in the Credit Agreement) payable to each of the Lenders and a fronting fee equal to 0.25% per annum payable to the issuing bank. We also pay quarterly commitment fees of 0.2% to 0.3% per annum on the unused portion of the Revolving Credit Facility.

 

The Credit Facility contains a number of financial covenants (all of which we were in compliance with at March 31, 2020) which, among other things, require us to maintain specified financial ratios and impose certain limitations on us with respect to investments, additional indebtedness, dividends, distributions, guarantees, liens and encumbrances.

 

On June 7, 2019, we used $5 million from funds generated by operations to voluntarily pay down a portion of our Revolving Credit Facility.

 

On February 4, 2019, we used $5 million from funds generated by operations to voluntarily pay down a portion of our Revolving Credit Facility which was presented in current portion of long-term debt on our balance sheet at December 31, 2018.

 

We had approximately $60 million of unused borrowing capacity under the Revolving Credit Facility at March 31, 2020.

 

11. Litigation

 

The Company is subject to various outstanding claims which arise in the ordinary course of business and to other legal proceedings. Management anticipates that any potential liability of the Company, which may arise out of or with respect to these matters, will not materially affect the Company’s financial statements.

 

12. Dividends

 

On March 4, 2020, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a regular cash dividend of $0.32 per share on its Classes A and B Common Stock. This dividend, totaling approximately $1.9 million, was paid on April 10, 2020 to shareholders of record on March 16, 2020 and was recorded in dividends payable on the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Balance sheet at March 31, 2020.

 

On December 11, 2019, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.30 per share on its Classes A and B shares. This dividend totaling approximately $1.8 million was paid on January 17, 2020 to shareholders of record on December 27, 2019 and funded by cash on the Company’s balance sheet.

 

On September 12, 2019, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a regular cash dividend of $0.30 per share on its Classes A and B Common Stock. This dividend, totaling approximately $1.8 million was paid on October 11, 2019 to shareholders of record on September 23, 2019 and funded by cash on the Company’s balance sheet.

 

On May 30, 2019, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a regular cash dividend of $0.30 per share on its Classes A and B Common Stock. This dividend, totaling approximately $1.8 million, was paid on July 5, 2019 to shareholders of record on June 14, 2019 and funded by cash on the Company’s balance sheet.

 

On February 26, 2019, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a regular cash dividend of $0.30 per share on its Classes A and B Common Stock. This dividend, totaling approximately $1.8 million, was paid on March 29, 2019 to shareholders of record on March 12, 2019.

 

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13. Other Income

 

During the first quarter of 2020, the Company sold land and a building on one of our tower sites in our Bellingham, Washington market for approximately $1.7 million to Talbot Real Estate, LLC. The cash was received on April 1, 2020. The Company recognized a gain on the sale of assets of approximately $1.4 million as of March 31, 2020. The gain is recorded in the other operating (income) expense, net in the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.

 

During the first quarter of 2020, there was weather related damage to a tower in our Keene, New Hampshire market. The Company’s insurance policy provided coverage for removal of the tower. The insurance settlement was finalized during the first quarter and the Company received cash proceeds of $208,000 thousand, resulting in a $208,000 gain. The gain is recorded in other (income) expense, net, in the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

COVID-19  Impact and Response

 

On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization declared the novel strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic and recommended containment and mitigation measures worldwide. Since March 31, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to spread and various state and local governments have issued or extended “shelter-in-place” orders which have impacted and restricted various aspects of our business. Our broadcast revenue has been negatively impacted in the majority of states where we operate. We have experienced a number of cancellations of advertising on our stations, especially regarding events, venues, sports, high ticket items, healthcare and automotive sales. We have been successful creating fresh , innovative and effective new advertising which has helped generate business for a number of our customers so that they are better positioned to remain open. Our operations are functioning, subject to regulated restrictions and safety constraints we have enacted in order to protect our employees and customers.

 

In response to the pandemic, we instituted the following actions in March which remain in place as of the date of this report:

 

Placed restrictions on business travel for our employees and imposed mandatory quarantine periods for employees who traveled to areas impacted by the pandemic;
   
Closed our stations to the general public and shifted to appointment-only interactions with our customers where permitted, following recommended distancing and other health and safety protocols when meeting in person with a customer;
   
Modified our corporate and station office functions in order to allow all of our employees to work remotely except for essential minimum basic operations which could only be done in an office or studio setting;
     

 

While all of the above-referenced steps are necessary and appropriate in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, they do impact our ability to operate our business in its ordinary and traditional course. Those restrictions, combined with a reduction in the advertising abilities of our customers, which in each case has varied by market depending on the scope of the restrictions local authorities have established, have tempered our sales pace in the latter part of March and through the date of this report. The potential magnitude or duration of the business and economic impacts from the unprecedented public health effort to contain and combat the spread of COVID-19 are uncertain and include, among other things, significant volatility in financial markets. In addition, we can provide no assurance as to whether the COVID-19 public health effort will be intensified to such an extent that we will not be able to conduct any business operations in certain of our served markets or at all for an indefinite period.

 

As a result of the current challenging economic conditions, our reported results for the three months ended March 31, 2020 are not reflective of current market conditions. We began the year under positive conditions that resulted in an increase of operating income of $202,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 over the comparable prior year period. However, advertising spending has significantly declined as a result of the disruptions to business activity in the markets where we operate due to the pandemic. This decline in advertising spending is causing our revenue and related net income to significantly decline. We anticipate our revenue for the second quarter of 2020 to be lower than 2019 by 40% to 50%. Although we have undertaken a number of steps to reduce costs, such cost control measures will not completely offset the declines in revenue. The extent to which these revenue conditions will persist is difficult to predict, given the uncertainty around further restrictive measures by governmental authorities and the duration of those actions and measures. As the pandemic has spread and government and business responses have expanded, these unfavorable trends have continued into May through the date of this report. Accordingly, we are focused on protecting our liquidity and closely managing our cash flows, including the following actions:

 

Delaying capital expenditures where practical,  
Suspending the repurchase of shares under our share repurchase program,  
Implemented a series of initiatives to control or reduce costs,  
Consistent monitoring, follow-up and management of accounts receivable and collections,  
Provide innovative new sales strategies to help the businesses in the communities we serve.  
Provided many existing clients and other local businesses with free advertising to assist in their survival and to help them prepare for an eventual turnaround.  

 

While we cannot reasonably estimate the length or severity of this pandemic, an extended economic slowdown in the U.S. could materially impact our consolidated financial position, consolidated results of operations, and consolidated cash flows in fiscal 2020 or beyond.

 

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Results of Operations

 

The following discussion should be read in conjunction with the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and notes thereto of Saga Communications, Inc. and its subsidiaries contained elsewhere herein and the audited financial statements and Management Discussion and Analysis contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019. The following discussion is presented on a consolidated basis.

 

We use certain financial measures that are not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (GAAP) to assess our financial performance. For example, we evaluate the performance of our markets based on “station operating income” (operating income plus corporate general and administrative expenses, depreciation and amortization, other operating (income) expenses, and impairment of intangible assets). Station operating income is generally recognized by the broadcasting industry as a measure of performance, is used by analysts who report on the performance of the broadcasting industry and it serves as an indicator of the market value of a group of stations. In addition, we use it to evaluate individual stations, market-level performance, overall operations and as a primary measure for incentive based compensation of executives and other members of management. Station operating income is not necessarily indicative of amounts that may be available to us for debt service requirements, other commitments, reinvestment or other discretionary uses. Station operating income is not a measure of liquidity or of performance in accordance with GAAP, and should be viewed as a supplement to, and not a substitute for our results of operations presented on a GAAP basis.

 

General

 

We are a broadcast company primarily engaged in acquiring, developing and operating broadcast properties. We actively seek and explore opportunities for expansion through the acquisition of additional broadcast properties. We review acquisition opportunities on an ongoing basis. For additional information with respect to acquisitions, see “Liquidity and Capital Resources” below. We own or operate broadcast properties in 27 markets, including 79 FM and 34 AM radio stations and 78 metro signals.

 

Radio Stations

 

Our radio station’s primary source of revenue is from the sale of advertising for broadcast on our stations. Depending on the format of a particular radio station, there are a predetermined number of advertisements available to be broadcast each hour. We have twenty-seven radio station markets, which include all 113 of our radio stations. The discussion of our operating performance focuses on operating income because we manage our stations primarily on operating income. Operating performance is evaluated for each individual market.

 

Most advertising contracts are short-term and generally run for a few weeks only. The majority of our revenue is generated from local advertising, which is sold primarily by each radio markets’ sales staff. For the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, approximately 87% and 90%, respectively, of our radio station’s gross revenue was from local advertising. To generate national advertising sales, we engage independent advertising sales representative firms that specialize in national sales for each of our broadcast markets.

 

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Our revenue varies throughout the year. Advertising expenditures, our primary source of revenue, generally have been lowest during the winter months, which include the first quarter of each year. We expect an increase in political advertising for 2020 due to the increased number of national, state and local elections in most of our markets as compared to the prior year.

 

Our net operating revenue, station operating expense and operating income varies from market to market based upon the market’s rank or size which is based upon population and the available radio advertising revenue in that particular market.

 

The broadcasting industry and advertising in general, is influenced by the state of the overall economy, including unemployment rates, inflation, energy prices and consumer interest rates. Our stations primarily broadcast in small to midsize markets. Historically, these markets have been more stable than major metropolitan markets during downturns in advertising spending, but may not experience increases in such spending as significant as those in major metropolitan markets in periods of economic improvement.

 

Our financial results are dependent on a number of factors, the most significant of which is our ability to generate advertising revenue through rates charged to advertisers. The rates a station is able to charge are, in large part, based on a station’s ability to attract audiences in the demographic groups targeted by its advertisers. In a number of our markets this is measured by periodic reports generated by independent national rating services. In the remainder of our markets it is measured by the results advertisers obtain through the actual running of an advertising schedule. Advertisers measure these results based on increased demand for their goods or services and/or actual revenues generated from such demand. Various factors affect the rate a station can charge, including the general strength of the local and national economies, population growth, ability to provide popular programming, local market competition, target marketing capability of radio compared to other advertising media and signal strength.

 

When we acquire and/or begin to operate a station or group of stations we generally increase programming and advertising and promotion expenses to increase our share of our target demographic audience. Our strategy sometimes requires levels of spending commensurate with the revenue levels we plan on achieving in two to five years. During periods of economic downturns, or when the level of advertising spending is flat or down across the industry, this strategy may result in the appearance that our cost of operations are increasing at a faster rate than our growth in revenues, until such time as we achieve our targeted levels of revenue for the acquired station or group of stations.

 

The number of advertisements that can be broadcast without jeopardizing listening levels (and the resulting ratings) is limited in part by the format of a particular radio station. Our stations strive to maximize revenue by constantly managing the number of commercials available for sale and adjusting prices based upon local market conditions and ratings. While there may be shifts from time to time in the number of advertisements broadcast during a particular time of day, the total number of advertisements broadcast on a particular station generally does not vary significantly from year to year. Any change in our revenue, with the exception of those instances where stations are acquired or sold, is generally the result of inventory sell out ratios and pricing adjustments, which are made to ensure that the station efficiently utilizes available inventory.

 

Our radio stations employ a variety of programming formats. We periodically perform market research, including music evaluations, focus groups and strategic vulnerability studies. Because reaching a large and demographically attractive audience is crucial to a station’s financial success, we endeavor to develop strong listener loyalty. Our stations also employ audience promotions to further develop and secure a loyal following. We believe that the diversification of formats on our radio stations helps to insulate us from the effects of changes in musical tastes of the public on any particular format.

 

The primary operating expenses involved in owning and operating radio stations are employee salaries, sales commissions, programming expenses, depreciation, and advertising and promotion expenses.

 

The radio broadcasting industry is subject to rapid technological change, evolving industry standards and the emergence of new media technologies and services. These new technologies and media are gaining advertising share against radio and other traditional media.

 

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We are continuing to expand our digital initiative to provide a seamless experience across multiple platforms. Our goal is to allow our listeners to connect with our brands on demand, wherever, however and whenever they choose. We continue to create opportunities through targeted digital advertising and an array of digital services that include online promotions, mobile messaging, and email marketing.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 and the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, our Charleston, South Carolina; Columbus, Ohio; Des Moines, Iowa; Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Norfolk, Virginia markets, when combined, represented approximately 39%, 38%, 39% and 41%, respectively, of our consolidated net operating revenue. An adverse change in any of these radio markets or our relative market position in those markets could have a significant impact on our operating results as a whole.

 

The following tables describe the percentage of our consolidated net operating revenue represented by each of these markets:

 

   Percentage of Consolidated   Percentage of Consolidated 
   Net Operating Revenue for   Net Operating Revenue 
   the Three Months Ended   for the Years Ended 
   March 31,   December 31, 
   2020   2019   2019   2018 
Market:                    
Charleston, South Carolina   5%   5%   5%   5%
Columbus, Ohio   11%   10%   11%   11%
Des Moines, Iowa   6%   6%   6%   7%
Milwaukee, Wisconsin   11%   12%   11%   12%
Norfolk, Virginia   6%   5%   6%   6%

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 and the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, the radio stations in our five largest markets when combined, represented approximately 53%, 40%, 43% and 46%, respectively, of our consolidated station operating income. The following tables describe the percentage of our consolidated station operating income represented by each of these markets:

 

   Percentage of Consolidated   Percentage of Consolidated 
   Station Operating Income (*)   Station Operating Income(*) 
   for the Three Months Ended   for the Years Ended 
   March 31,   December 31, 
   2020   2019   2019   2018 
Market:                    
Charleston, South Carolina   4%   3%   4%   4%
Columbus, Ohio   21%   13%   15%   16%
Des Moines, Iowa   4%   4%   6%   6%
Milwaukee, Wisconsin   16%   16%   12%   14%
Norfolk, Virginia   8%   4%   6%   6%

 

  * Operating income plus corporate general and administrative expenses, depreciation and amortization, other operating (income) expenses, and impairment of intangible assets.

 

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Three Months Ended March 31, 2020 Compared to Three Months Ended March 31, 2019

 

Results of Operations

 

The following tables summarize our results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019.

 

Consolidated Results of Operations

 

   Three Months Ended         
   March 31,   $ Increase   % Increase 
   2020   2019   (Decrease)   (Decrease) 
   (In thousands, except percentages and per share information) 
Net operating revenue  $26,051   $27,816   $(1,765)   (6.4)%
Station operating expense   22,199    23,163    (964)   (4.2)%
Corporate general and administrative   3,015    2,685    330    12.3%
Other operating (income) expense, net   (1,330)   3    (1,333)   N/M 
Operating income   2,167    1,965    202    10.3%
Interest expense   108    208    (100)   (48.1)%
Interest income   (108)   (163)   55    (33.7)%
Other income   (213)       (213)   N/M 
Income before income tax expense   2,380    1,920    460    24.0%
Income tax expense   700    550    150    27.3%
Net income  $1,680   $1,370   $310    22.6%
Earnings per share (diluted)  $.28   $.23    .05    21.7%

 

N/M =      Not Meaningful

 

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For the three months ended March 31, 2020, consolidated net operating revenue was $26,051,000 compared with $27,816,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2019, a decrease of $1,765,000 or 6.4%. The decrease in revenue was primarily due to a decrease in gross local revenue of $2,191,000, a decrease in gross barter revenue of $243,000 and a decrease in non-spot gross revenue of $226,000 partially offset by an increase in gross political revenue of $963,000, from the first quarter of 2019. The decrease in gross local revenue was primarily attributable to decreases in our Champaign, Illinois; Ithaca, New York; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Portland, Maine; Springfield, Illinois; and Yankton, South Dakota markets. The decrease in gross barter revenue was primarily attributable to decreases in our Des Moines, Iowa and Portland, Maine markets. The decrease in non-spot gross revenue is primarily due to decreases in our Charleston, South Carolina; and Hilton Head, South Carolina markets. The increase in gross political revenue was attributable to more national, local and state elections in 2020 vs. 2019.

 

Station operating expense was $22,199,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2020, compared with $23,163,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2019, a decrease of $964,000 or 4.2%. The decrease in operating expense was primarily a result of decreases in sales ratings survey expenses, commission expense, barter expenses, and office rent and repair expenses of $621,000, $386,000, $184,000 and $102,000 respectively from the first quarter of 2019, partially offset by an increase in bad debt expense of $491,000 due to additional reserves taken related to potential collectability issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic viability of some of our clients businesses.

 

Operating income for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was $2,167,000 compared to $1,965,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2019, an increase of $202,000 or 10.3%. The increase was a result of the decrease in net operating revenue partially offset by the decrease in station operating expense, noted above, and an increase in corporate general and administrative expenses of $330,000 offset by an increase in other operating income of $1,330,000 due to a gain on the sale of land and a building at one of our tower sites in Bellingham, Washington for $1.4 million. The increase in corporate general and administrative expenses was primarily attributable to increases in legal expenses, compensation related expenses, contribution expenses, and franchise tax expenses of $115,000, $65,000, $57,000 and $50,000, respectively from first quarter of 2019.

 

We generated net income of $1,680,000 ($.28 per share on a fully diluted basis) during the three months ended March 31, 2020, compared to $1,370,000 ($.23 per share on a fully diluted basis) for the three months ended March 31, 2019, an increase of $310,000 or 22.6%. The increase in net income is primarily due to the increase in operating income, described above, an increase in other income of $213,000 due to insurance proceeds for weather-related damage, and a decrease in interest expense of $100,000 partially offset by a decrease in our interest income of $55,000 and an increase income tax expense of $150,000. The decrease in our interest expense is due to a decrease in our interest rate and a decrease in our debt outstanding. The increase in our income tax expense is due to the increase in income before income tax.

 

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Forward-Looking Statements

 

Statements contained in this Form 10-Q that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In addition, words such as “believes,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “plans,” “expects,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are made as of the date of this report or as otherwise indicated, based on current expectations. We undertake no obligation to update this information. A number of important factors could cause our actual results for 2020 and beyond to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by us or on our behalf. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance as they involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may prove to be incorrect and that may cause our actual results and experiences to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements. The risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may affect our performance include our financial leverage and debt service requirements, dependence on key personnel, dependence on key stations, U.S. and local economic conditions, our ability to successfully integrate acquired stations, regulatory requirements, new technologies, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We cannot be sure that we will be able to anticipate or respond timely to changes in any of these factors, which could adversely affect the operating results in one or more fiscal quarters. Results of operations in any past period should not be considered, in and of itself, indicative of the results to be expected for future periods. Fluctuations in operating results may also result in fluctuations in the price of our stock.

 

For a more complete description of the prominent risks and uncertainties inherent in our business, see Item 1A. “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Debt Arrangements and Debt Service Requirements

 

On August 18, 2015, we entered into a new credit facility (the “Credit Facility”) with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., The Huntington National Bank, Citizens Bank, National Association and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC. The Credit Facility consists of a $100 million five-year revolving facility (the “Revolving Credit Facility”) and originally matured on August 18, 2020. On June 27, 2018, the Company entered into a Second Amendment to its Credit Facility, dated August 18, 2015, which had first been amended on September 1, 2017, extending the revolving credit maturity date under the Credit Agreement for five years after the date of the amendment to June 27, 2023. On July 1, 2019, we elected to reduce our Revolving Credit Facility to $70 million.

 

We have pledged substantially all of our assets (excluding our FCC licenses and certain other assets) in support of the Credit Facility and each of our subsidiaries has guaranteed the Credit Facility and has pledged substantially all of their assets (excluding their FCC licenses and certain other assets) in support of the Credit Facility.

 

Approximately $266,000 of debt issuance costs related to the Credit Facility were capitalized and are being amortized over the life of the Credit Facility. These debt issuance costs are included in other assets, net in the consolidated balance sheets. As a result of the Second Amendment, the Company incurred an additional $120,000 of transaction fees related to the Credit Facility that were capitalized. The cumulative transaction fees are being amortized over the remaining life of the Credit Facility. The cumulative transaction fees are being amortized over the remaining life of the Credit Facility.

 

Interest rates under the Credit Facility are payable, at our option, at alternatives equal to LIBOR (0.8125% at March 31, 2020), plus 1% to 2% or the base rate plus 0% to 1%. The spread over LIBOR and the base rate vary from time to time, depending upon our financial leverage. Letters of credit issued under the Credit Facility will be subject to a participation fee (which is equal to the interest rate applicable to Eurocurrency Loans, as defined in the Credit Agreement) payable to each of the Lenders and a fronting fee equal to 0.25% per annum payable to the issuing bank. We also pay quarterly commitment fees of 0.2% to 0.3% per annum on the unused portion of the Revolving Credit Facility.

 

The Credit Facility contains a number of financial covenants (all of which we were in compliance with at March 31, 2020) which, among other things, require us to maintain specified financial ratios and impose certain limitations on us with respect to investments, additional indebtedness, dividends, distributions, guarantees, liens and encumbrances.

 

On June 7, 2019, we used $5 million from funds generated by operations to voluntarily pay down a portion of our Revolving Credit Facility.

 

On February 4, 2019, we used $5 million from funds generated by operations to voluntarily pay down a portion of our Revolving Credit Facility which was presented in current portion of long-term debt on our balance sheet at December 31, 2018.

 

We had approximately $60 million of unused borrowing capacity under the Revolving Credit Facility at March 31, 2020.

 

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Sources and Uses of Cash

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, we had net cash flows from operating activities of $5,065,000 and $6,305,000, respectively. We believe that cash flow from operations will be sufficient to meet quarterly debt service requirements for interest and payments of principal under our Credit Facility. However, if such cash flow is not sufficient we may be required to sell additional equity securities, refinance our obligations or dispose of one or more of our properties in order to make such scheduled payments. There can be no assurance that we would be able to effect any such transactions on favorable terms, if at all.

 

In March 2013, our board of directors authorized an increase to our Stock Buy-Back Program (the “Buy-Back Program”) to allow us to purchase up to $75.8 million of our Class A Common Stock. From its inception in 1998 through March 31, 2020, we have repurchased 2.1 million shares of our Class A Common Stock for $56.5 million. During the three months ended March 31, 2020, approximately 800 shares were repurchased for $20,000 related to the Buy-Back Program. Given the unprecedented uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 virus and the resulting economic issues we have halted the directions for any additional buybacks under our plan.

 

Our capital expenditures, exclusive of acquisitions, for the three months ended March 31, 2020 were $1,021,000 ($1,212,000 in 2019). We anticipate capital expenditures in 2019 to be approximately $3.0 million to $3.5 million, which we expect to finance through funds generated from operations.

 

On January 2, 2020, the Company closed on an agreement to purchase W295BL from Basic Holdings, LLC, for an aggregate purchase price of $200 thousand, of which $10 thousand was paid in 2019 and the remaining $190 thousand paid in 2020. Management attributes the goodwill recognized in the acquisition to the power of the existing brands in the Manchester, New Hampshire market as well as synergies and growth opportunities expected through the combination with the Company’s existing stations.

 

On March 4, 2020, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a regular cash dividend of $0.32 per share on its Classes A and B Common Stock. This dividend, totaling approximately $1.9 million, was paid on April 10, 2020 to shareholders of record on March 16, 2020 and was recorded in dividends payable on the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Balance sheet at March 31, 2020.

 

On December 11, 2019, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.30 per share on its Classes A and B shares. This dividend totaling approximately $1.8 million was paid on January 17, 2020 to shareholders of record on December 27, 2019 and funded by cash on the Company’s balance sheet.

 

We continue to actively seek and explore opportunities for expansion through the acquisitions of additional broadcast properties.

 

We anticipate that any future acquisitions of radio and television stations and dividend payments will be financed through funds generated from operations, borrowings under the Credit Agreement, additional debt or equity financing, cash on hand, or a combination thereof. However, there can be no assurances that any such financing will be available on acceptable terms, if at all.

 

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Summary Disclosures About Contractual Obligations and Commercial Commitments

 

We have future cash obligations under various types of contracts, including the terms of our Credit Facility, operating leases, programming contracts, employment agreements, and other operating contracts. For additional information concerning our future cash obligations see “Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operation — Summary Disclosures About Contractual Obligations” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.

 

We anticipate that our contractual cash obligations will be financed through funds generated from operations or additional borrowings under the Credit Facility, or a combination thereof.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

Our consolidated financial statements have been prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, which require us to make estimates, judgments and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of certain assets, liabilities, revenues, expenses and related disclosures and contingencies. We evaluate estimates used in preparation of our financial statements on a continual basis. There have been no significant changes to our critical accounting policies that are described in Item 7. “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations — Critical Accounting Policies” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

Recent accounting pronouncements are described in Note 2 to the accompanying financial statements.

 

Inflation

 

The impact of inflation on our operations has not been significant to date. There can be no assurance that a high rate of inflation in the future would not have an adverse effect on our operations.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

 

Refer to “Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk” and “Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations — Market Risk and Risk Management Policies” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 for a complete discussion of our market risk. There have been no material changes to the market risk information included in our 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K except as noted below in “Part II – Other Information; Item 1A. Risk Factors”.

 

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Item 4. Controls and Procedures

 

As of the end of the period covered by this report, the Company carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of the Company’s management, including its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures pursuant to Rule 13a-15 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Based upon that evaluation, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures are effective to cause the material information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that it files or submits under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to be recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Commission’s rules and forms. There were no changes in the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting during the quarter ended March 31, 2020, that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting.

 

PART II — OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

 

The Company is subject to various outstanding claims which arise in the ordinary course of business and to other legal proceedings. Management anticipates that any potential liability of the Company, which arise out of or with respect to these matters, will not materially affect the Company’s financial statements.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors

 

Except as set forth below, as of the date of this report, there have been no material changes to the risk factors we previously disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.

 

Our business, results of operations and financial condition may be adversely affected by the ongoing COVID-10 pandemic and the actions taken by governmental authorities in response to the pandemic.

 

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken to address the public health concerns resulting from the pandemic have resulted in disruptions to business activity worldwide, volatility in the equity markets and credit markets, and uncertainty in the global economic outlook. Such measures include travel restrictions and national border closings, restrictions on the conduct of non-essential business, closures of workplaces and schools, quarantines, shelter-in-place orders and social distancing orders. These measures have impacted and may further impact our business.

 

Recently implemented restrictions on business activity and uncertainty in the global economic outlook has caused advertisers to adjust their purchasing plans and a deterioration in economic conditions globally and in the markets in which we operate may cause advertisers to reduce further purchases of advertising. Furthermore, this level of uncertainty may adversely affect our ability to develop information in order to prepare accurate financial forecasts.

 

In addition, restrictive measures imposed by federal, state and local authorities in the United States as well as health-related concerns related to working conditions, have had, and may continue to have an impact on our business operations. While we are not currently anticipating any material impact to our internal ability to operate our business as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we may temporarily lose the services of employees or experience interruptions in the normal conduct of businesses or operations of our systems, which could lead to inefficiencies, and disruptions of our regular operations.

 

Although we have undertaken a number of steps to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, including a series of initiatives to control or reduce costs, such cost control measures are unlikely to completely offset declines in revenues. The extent to which COVID-19 impacts our business and financial position will depend on future developments, which are difficult to predict, including the severity and scope of the COVID-19 outbreak as well as the types of measures imposed by governmental authorities to contain the virus or address its impact and the duration of those actions and measures. The imposition of further restrictive measures by governmental authorities to contain the COVID-19 virus or a prolonged period during which any such measures are kept in place would have an adverse impact on our business, financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

 

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Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

The following table summarizes our repurchases of our Class A Common Stock during the three months ended March 31, 2020.

 

               Approximate 
           Total Number   Dollar 
           of   Value of 
           Shares   Shares 
           Purchased   that May Yet 
           as Part of   be 
   Total Number   Average Price   Publicly   Purchased 
   of Shares   Paid per   Announced   Under the 
Period  Purchased   Share   Program   Program(a) 
January 1 — January 31, 2020      $       $19,234,248 
February 1 — February 29, 2020      $       $19,234,248 
March 1 — March 31, 2020   791   $25.27    791   $19,214,262 
Total   791   $25.27    791   $19,214,262 

 

  (a) We have a Stock Buy-Back Program which allows us to purchase our Class A Common Stock. In February 2013, our Board of Directors authorized an increase in the amount committed to the Buy-Back Program from $60 million to approximately $75.8 million.

 

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Item 6. Exhibits

 

31.1   Certification of Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) and Rule15d-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
     
31.2   Certification of Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) and Rule 15d-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
     
32   Certification of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 and Rule 13-14(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
     
101.INS   XBRL Instance Document
     
101.SCH   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
     
101.CAL   XBRL Taxonomy Calculation Linkbase Document
     
101.DEF   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
     
101.LAB   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
     
101.PRE   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

  SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
   
Date: May 11, 2020 /s/ SAMUEL D. BUSH
  Samuel D. Bush
  Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial Officer)
   
Date: May 11, 2020 /s/ CATHERINE A. BOBINSKI
  Catherine A. Bobinski
  Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller (Principal Accounting Officer)

 

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