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  1. Yak

    13,672 posts.
    Here's a downgrade from McQ

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    Ten Network Holdings (TEN) $2.20

    Short term Hold, long term Buy, risk factor High

    Recommendation change

    Ten Network reported its third quarter result with TV
    cashflows coming in at $33.8m, up 22% on the previous
    corresponding period, on the back of TV revenue growth of
    24.3%.
    This result was marginally below our expectations of $34.4m
    due to slightly higher cost growth.
    The most disappointing aspect of the result was Ten’s
    outdoor advertising business, Eye Corp, which posted an
    operating profit loss of -$3.3m, significantly below our
    forecast of -$1.8m.
    We understand that the market is growing at an underlying
    rate of around 3% which means that $20m of TV revenue
    growth in the quarter came from improved revenue share.
    Chairman, Nicholas Falloon, commented that that double-digit
    revenue growth that has continued since the end of May
    is positive and highlighted that Ten is continuing to
    outperform both Seven and Nine in revenue growth.
    The underlying growth in the TV market supports our view
    that the sector is currently outperforming both radio and
    newspapers and remains most leveraged to an increase in
    multinational spend in 2003.
    However, the due to the higher than expected TV cost
    growth, we have downgraded our 2002 full year TV operating
    profit by 2.3% to $154.5m and our 2003 forecast by 3.1% to
    $191m.
    Furthermore, the weaker than expected result from Eye Corp,
    means that we have downgraded to our full year 2002
    cashflows for this business from $6m to $3m.
    As a result of these downgrades our valuation has fallen from
    $2.46 per share to $2.42 per share. We have downgraded
    our short term recommendation to a Hold as we see more
    upside at this stage in PBL.
    While Ten will continue to report strong numbers over the
    coming 12 months, we think that this is captured in the
    current price.

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