Saga Communications, Inc. (SGA) Q3 2023 Earnings Call Transcript


Saga Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGA) Q3 2023 Earnings Conference Call November 2, 2023 11:00 AM ET

Company Participants

Chris Forgy – CEO

Sam Bush – CFO

Operator

Good day, and welcome to the Saga Communications Inc. Third Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] It is now my pleasure to turn the floor over to your host, Chris Forgy, President and CEO. Sir, the floor is yours.

Chris Forgy

Thank you, Paul, and thanks to all of you who have taken the time to join Saga’s Q3 earnings call. We appreciate your continued interest and participation in Saga Communications. We’ve got a lot to talk about today. For starters, we’re pleased to report the addition of our people, resources, and renewed focus in specific opportunistic growth areas, is starting to impact our revenue in a real positive way. I’m pretty certain you won’t hear some of these things on other earnings calls you might be participating in over the next few days. For the quarter, National was up 1%. This is in a sector that’s down in national business double digits amongst our brethren. Digital was up 34% for the quarter and continues to grow with a great deal of headroom, and we do it differently than most.

And finally, NTR, the selling of events, is up 7.7 points for the quarter. And year-to-date, National is up, ready for this, 6.9%. Interactive is up 21%, and NTR, or the selling of events, is up 11.1%. Our other areas of focus, e-commerce, which is the selling of certificates, over the past trailing 12 months has totaled $1.3 million and is still growing. We are still in the process of deploying our online news and information service in several of our Saga markets, and have multiple markets in queue for installation this year and next. You may also refer to this or be familiar with this as metaphorically ClarksvilleNOW. We also continue



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