Tribune Media to Sell Gracenote for $560 Million
On the surface it didn’t mean much . . . until I looked beyond the headline and saw this:
“Tribune Media also announced its intention to declare and pay a special dividend of approximately $500 million during the first quarter of 2017.”
That would equal a huge one-day 15% payout.
Now, the news caught our attention. And that’s why my colleague, Steve Mauzy, quickly added Tribune Media (NYSE: TRCO) to his “Watch List.”
The Tribune name may be familiar, especially for readers in the Midwest.
Having spent my formative years growing up in Wisconsin, I was familiar with The Chicago Tribune newspaper . . . and watching the Chicago Cubs with my dad on the WGN cable news channel (WGN is still the media partner for the Cubs, broadcasting all of the games).
The original company was known simply as the Tribune Company. More recently in 2014, Tribune split into two separate companies.
Tronc (NASDAQ: TRNC) now owns the company’s newspaper assets, including web properties.
Meanwhile, Tribune Media owns 39 television stations, the WGN station and investments in the Food Network and a variety of technology companies.
Anyway, most investors didn’t notice the news. Maybe it was because it was the busy holiday season. More likely is that most folks didn’t really know what this news meant.
Tribune shares were unchanged on the Dec. 20 news release.
Dividend Strategy Identifies Top Picks
Everything changed on Jan. 3 when the new headline announced:
Tribune Media Announces $500 Million Special Dividend
The $5.77 per share dividend would deliver nearly a 16% one-day payout.
Consider the size of this 15.9% dividend versus other media stocks:
- Disney (NYSE: DIS) pays 0.4% quarterly dividends
- Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) pays 0.4% quarterly dividends
- Viacom (NYSE: VIAB) pays a 0.6% quarterly dividends
Think about that for a second: 16% in just one day, or less than 1% every three months.
Steve knew it was crucial to move quickly. He issued an urgent alert.
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That translates into annualized gains of 101.8%.
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And how big are the payouts?
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