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TMCNet:  Relatively High Debt to EBITDA Ratio Detected in Shares of Cablevision Systems in the Cable & Satellite Industry (CVC, TWC, DISH, DTV, SIRI)

[January 03, 2013]

Relatively High Debt to EBITDA Ratio Detected in Shares of Cablevision Systems in the Cable & Satellite Industry (CVC, TWC, DISH, DTV, SIRI)

Jan 03, 2013 (SmarTrend(R) News Watch via COMTEX) -- Below are the three companies in the Cable & Satellite industry with the highest debt to EBITDA ratios. This ratio indicates how many years of EBITDA would be necessary in order to pay back all the debt (assuming Debt and EBITDA are constant). Typically, this ratio is considered to be alarming when it is greater than 3.0 but this can vary and should be looked at within the context of the industry.Cablevision Systems ranks highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 5.3. Time Warner Cable is next with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 3.5. DISH Network ranks third highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 3.4.

DIRECTV follows with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 2.4, and Sirius XM Radio rounds out the top five with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 2.3.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Sirius XM Radio on July 5th, 2012 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $2.09. Since that recommendation, shares of Sirius XM Radio have risen 38.6%. We continue to monitor Sirius XM Radio for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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