Univision IPO: Everything You Need to Know

Univision IPOUnivision Holdings Inc. submitted a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on July 2, 2015 about its initial public offering (IPO). However, investors may have some questions about the Univision IPO before it becomes available. The Univision IPO date is expected to be shortly after Labor Day. (Source: Securities and Exchange Commission, last accessed July 3, 2015.)

Who is Univision?

Univision is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The company produces and delivers content across multiple media platforms to inform, entertain, and empower Hispanic America. The company reaches over 49 million unduplicated media consumers monthly. Their commitment to high-quality culturally-relevant programming combined with their multi-platform media properties has enabled them to become the #1 destination for entertainment, sports, and news among U.S. Hispanics.

What is Univision’s Business Model?

Univision operates its business through two segments; Media Networks and Radio. Its principal segment is Media Networks, which includes its broadcast and cable television networks, local television stations, and digital and mobile properties

The company has a proven track record of driving revenue growth while maintaining attractive operating margins and generating significant cash flow. Univision’s revenue growth, coupled with their focus on operational efficiency, has provided them with strong cash flows that have allowed them to continue to invest and drive future growth.

What is Univision’s Revenue?

Univision’s revenue rose 10.8% to $2.9 billion in 2014 from $2.6 billion in 2013.

What is Univision’s IPO Price?

Reuters reported the company has a value of around $10.0 billion and an enterprise value of about $19.0 billion. The IPO could be the biggest of the year in the U.S., raising over $1.0 billion. The number of shares and the IPO price are yet to be determined.  Morgan Stanly (NYSE/MS), The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE/GS), and Deutsche Bank Securities are the major underwriters.

What is Univision’s Stock Symbol?

Univision said that it will list its shares on either the NASDAQ or NYSE and it intends to list under the symbol “UVN.”

How Will Univision Use the Money?

As of March 31, the company has a total debt load of $10.66 billion. The company plans to use proceeds from the IPO to pay its debt.