Nexstar Media Group, Inc. - (NXST): Price and Financial Metrics

Nexstar Media Group, Inc. - (NXST): $165.86

5.43 (+3.38%)

POWR Rating

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  • NXST scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 81.55% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for NXST is in Momentum, which has been heading down over the past 179 days.
  • NXST's current lowest rank is in the Growth metric (where it is better than 14.45% of US stocks).

NXST Stock Summary

  • The ratio of debt to operating expenses for Nexstar Media Group Inc is higher than it is for about 80.37% of US stocks.
  • NXST's equity multiplier -- a measure of assets relative to shareholders'equity -- is greater than that of 79.4% of US stocks.
  • Shareholder yield, a measure of how much is returned to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases, for NXST comes in at 11.96% -- higher than that of 86.27% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Nexstar Media Group Inc are NLSN, SSP, RM, RLGY, and ECPG.
  • NXST's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Nexstar Media Group Inc's official web site, go to

NXST Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Consumer Cyclical stock, NXST's price/earnings ratio is 66.49% lower, now standing at 6.5.
  • Over the past 215 months, NXST's price/sales ratio has gone down 0.5.
  • Over the past 215 months, NXST's price/earnings ratio has gone up 11.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for NXST.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
NXST 2021-08-27 1.3 2.4 6.5 8.6
NXST 2021-08-26 1.3 2.3 6.4 8.5
NXST 2021-08-25 1.3 2.4 6.4 8.5
NXST 2021-08-24 1.3 2.4 6.5 8.5
NXST 2021-08-23 1.3 2.3 6.3 8.5
NXST 2021-08-20 1.3 2.3 6.2 8.4

NXST Growth Metrics

    The 5 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 284.12%.
  • The 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 284.12%.
  • Its 2 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at -35.74%.
NXST's revenue has moved up $3,699,727,000 over the prior 70 months.

The table below shows NXST's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-12-31 4,648.371 1,214.843 834.568
2021-09-30 4,779.144 1,258.336 934.822
2021-06-30 4,740.335 1,132.429 955.942
2021-03-31 4,523.378 1,287.307 855.433
2020-12-31 4,501.269 1,254.17 811.441
2020-09-30 4,224.748 978.973 560.406

NXST's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • NXST has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 78.72% of graded US stocks.
  • NXST's asset turnover comes in at 0.356 -- ranking 38th of 64 Communication stocks.
  • SBGI, MARK, and IDT are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with NXST.

The table below shows NXST's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.356 0.626 0.140
2021-03-31 0.338 0.619 0.128
2020-12-31 0.335 0.618 0.126
2020-09-30 0.311 0.592 0.099
2020-06-30 0.273 0.570 0.080
2020-03-31 0.288 0.572 0.086

NXST Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of NXST, see our NXST price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $180.89 Average Broker Recommendation 1.28 (Strong Buy)

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NXST Price/Volume Stats

Current price $165.86 52-week high $192.84
Prev. close $160.43 52-week low $135.87
Day low $160.75 Volume 643,100
Day high $167.90 Avg. volume 396,891
50-day MA $173.85 Dividend yield 2.17%
200-day MA $162.36 Market Cap 6.70B

Nexstar Media Group, Inc. - (NXST) Company Bio

Nexstar Broadcasting Group operates as a television broadcasting and digital media company in the United States. The company was founded in 1996 and is based in Irving, Texas.

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NXST Price Returns

1-mo 2.74%
3-mo -6.58%
6-mo 7.50%
1-year 11.98%
3-year 69.70%
5-year 211.31%
YTD 11.02%
2021 40.95%
2020 -4.42%
2019 51.93%
2018 2.65%
2017 25.89%

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