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  • pjv2xyw9dww4b5 pjv2xyw9dww4b5 Jan 15, 2012 3:29 PM Flag

    Grupo Radio Centro's results have been improving dramatically.


    In are:

    "In April 2009, we began to provide programming to, and sell advertising time on, KXOS-FM, a radio station broadcasting in Los Angeles, California that is owned by Emmis Communications Corporation. Our investment in the United States involves risks to which we have not previously been exposed and presents different or greater risks, including from competition and regulation, than those present in Mexico. Our potential for success should be considered in light of the expenses, complications and delays frequently encountered in connection with a new business. In 2010, our U.S. operations generated an operating loss of Ps. 106.8 million. We cannot predict whether or when our operations in the United States will become profitable."

    Have KXOS-FM results improved since then?

    "On May 13, 2009, certain members of the Aguirre family acquired a 49% equity stake in Grupo Radio Centro LA, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company formed to provide programming to KXOS-FM pursuant to the local marketing agreement with Emmis Communications Corporation. In exchange for their 49% equity stake, the Aguirre family members agreed to be responsible for 49% of the cost of the Company’s investment. On February 26, 2010, the Company undertook a capital reduction of Grupo Radio Centro LA, LLC by returning U.S.$ 1.47 million in capital contributions to certain members of the Aguirre family, which was the same amount initially invested by them. As a result of the capital reduction, the Company is the sole shareholder of Grupo Radio Centro LA, LLC."

    considering how 2010 KXOS-FM results turned out, a wise move on the family's part

    IMO GRC would not be greatly motivated to exercise the call--paying $110M to relieve itself of paying $7M per year--any sooner than necessary.

    When (not "if"--I am making an assumption) Emmis exercises the put, will GRC perform?

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