- The stock price of Urban One Inc (NASDAQ: UONE) increased by over 10% pre-market. This is why it happened.
The stock price of Urban One Inc (NASDAQ: UONE) increased by over 8% pre-market. Investors are responding positively to Urban One reporting its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2021. Net revenue was approximately $107.6 million, an increase of 41.6% from the same period in 2020.
The broadcast and digital operating income was approximately $49.6 million, an increase of 64.3% from the same period in 2020. The company had reported operating income of approximately $37.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, compared to approximately $20.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020.
Net income was about $17.9 million or $0.36 per share (basic) compared to approximately $1.4 million or $0.03 per share (basic) for the same period in 2020. And adjusted EBITDA was approximately $44.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, compared to approximately $24.5 million for the same period in 2020.
“Overall we had an extremely strong second quarter; not only was Adjusted EBITDA up 82.4% year-over-year, but we also surpassed our Q2 2019 pre-pandemic Adjusted EBITDA. We are experiencing unprecedented advertiser interest in our audience across the entire Urban One platform. The radio advertising business saw a robust rebound from the worst impacts of the pandemic in Q2 2020, with segment revenues up by 73.0% and radio syndication revenues up 50.2%. We also benefitted from strong TV scatter markets, with TV advertising revenues up 21.3% in the quarter; furthermore, registered interest in our 2021-22 TV upfront sales presentations has also been extremely encouraging, which will help our fourth quarter revenue performance. Demand for our digital products remains high, with digital revenues up by 147.9% for the quarter and Adjusted EBITDA up by over $6.0 million; a significant help to our top and bottom-line growth. For Q3, our core radio business excluding political is currently pacing up by over 40%, and we are comfortable increasing our FY21 Adjusted EBITDA guidance to mid-$130 million, excluding casino chase costs. During the quarter we completed the second tranche of our Class A ATM share sale program, which yielded $21.2 million net of fees. This cash influx further strengthened our balance sheet, and we ended the quarter with $129.8 million of cash on hand, which is a healthy place to be ahead of the exciting new investment opportunity in the One Casino & Resort in Richmond, Virginia.”
- Alfred C. Liggins, III, Urban One’s CEO and President
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