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Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. Message Board

  • spd1213 spd1213 Mar 15, 2010 12:43 PM Flag

    GTN is taking a beating.

    Anybody thinking of jumping in at 2?

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    • Good news for GTN on revenues. The breach of debt covenants is much the same problem SBGI had months ago.......banks will take a few million in fees and agree to extend covenats. The issue is how far GTN will drop till loan breaches are resolved. GTN will jump when announced but that may be weeks away.....I will watch for a few days. I may get in under $1.90 again.....DaninFW
      Here's an excerpt from news release:

      "Our senior credit facility requires us to maintain compliance with various financial covenants, including keeping our leverage ratio below certain maximum amounts. The continuing general economic recession, including the significant decline in advertising by the automotive industry, has adversely impacted our ability to generate cash from operations during 2009 and continuing into the first quarter of 2010. Compliance with the leverage ratio covenant on and after March 31, 2010, when it reduces from 8.75 to 7.0, will depend on the interrelationship of our ability to reduce outstanding debt and the results of our operations during future periods. Based upon our financial projections as of the date of this press release, we do not expect to be in compliance with our leverage ratio as of March 31, 2010. We have commenced discussions with lenders under the senior credit facility to seek certain modifications to the terms of that credit facility, including the leverage ratio covenant. However, we can provide no assurances that any amendment, or waiver of such covenant provisions, would be obtained by us nor of its terms. If we are unable to obtain any required amendment or waiver on satisfactory terms to us, we would be in default under the senior credit facility and any such default could have a material effect on our liquidity and could allow the lenders that hold a majority of the outstanding debt under our facility to demand an acceleration of the repayment of all outstanding amounts under our senior credit facility"

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