Saturday, August 4, 2007

Fisher Communications Inc.

Fisher Communications Inc. is a NASDAQ listed security that has been trading in a range between $38.90 and $51.90 over the past year. With 8,722,270 shares outstanding, a recent price of $46.38 gives a total market capitalization of $404,102,785. While there are certainly larger companies, Fisher Communications Inc. has definitely earned its place in the pack. Last year, Fisher Communications Inc. created $1.98 in earnings for every share outstanding.

Fisher Communications Inc. is currently priced by the market at 59.70 times last year’s earnings. Many trading multiples around the world are quite attractive these days, but don’t be fooled. A Price to Earnings ratio of 0 simply means that the security didn’t make any money last year.

With a share price under $50 a share and earnings per share in excess of $1 a share, Fisher Communications Inc. could be an interesting value proposition. Consistent earnings are the key to high valuations and this security is well on its way.