Lamar Advertising Company
) recently closed an issuance of $535 million worth 5% Senior
Subordinated Notes due in 2023 in an institutional private
placement. The issuance was given effect through the
company's subsidiary, Lamar Media Corp.
The proceeds, net of fees and expenses, amounting to $527.1
million, will likely be used for the under-mentioned purposes-
• Redemption of Lamar Media's 6 5/8% Senior
Subordinated Notes due in 2015-Series B and 6 5/8% Senior
Subordinated Notes due in 2015-Series C amounting to roughly
$137.2 million. This includes-
- $71.1 million principal amount of 6 5/8%
Senior Subordinated Notes due in 2015-Series C, expected to be
redeemed by November 29, 2012, and…..
- As previously communicated in early October, 2012,
aggregate principal amount of $36.1 million of Series B notes and
$30 million of Series C notes, are expected to get redeemed by
November 8, 2012.
• Funding of the acquisition of NextMedia
Outdoor, Inc., and
• General corporate purposes
Lamar is a Louisiana-based leading owner and operator of outdoor
advertising structures in the U.S. The company is scheduled to
release its third quarter 2012 financial results on November 7.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the third quarter stands at 14
cents, representing a year-over-year growth of 257.5%. Estimates
for 2012 and 2013 are 13 cents and 58 cents, reflecting annual
growth of 555.0% and 340.0%, respectively.
The company currently bears a Zacks #3 Rank, translating into a
short-term (1-3 months) Hold rating. Its prime competitor
Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc.
) holds a Zacks #3 (Hold) Rank.
CLEAR CHANL OUT (CCO): Free Stock Analysis
LAMAR ADVER CO (LAMR): Free Stock Analysis
To read this article on Zacks.com click here.