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Gabelli Multimedia Trust

NYSE:GGT
Snowflake Description

Excellent balance sheet unattractive dividend payer.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
GGT
NYSE
$206M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Diversified Financials
Company description

The Gabelli Multimedia Trust Inc. is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched by GAMCO Investors, Inc. The last earnings update was 17 days ago. More info.


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  • Gabelli Multimedia Trust is a fund or ETF! Currently our data availability for these is poor, we only recommend using them as part of a portfolio.
GGT Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-1.1%
NYSE:GGT
-4%
US Capital Markets
-1.1%
US Market
1 Year Returns
-9.2%
NYSE:GGT
-10%
US Capital Markets
6.4%
US Market
GGT Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Gabelli Multimedia Trust (GGT) -1.1% -0.2% 21.7% -9.2% 18.5% -21.4%
US Capital Markets -4% -4.2% 11.1% -10% 51.8% 54.4%
US Market -1.1% 0.3% 17.2% 6.4% 37.9% 42.1%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • GGT underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 6.4% over the past year.

Value

 Is Gabelli Multimedia Trust undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Gabelli Multimedia Trust to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Gabelli Multimedia Trust.

NYSE:GGT Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model Excess Returns Model
Stable EPS Median Return on Equity from the past 5 years.
= Stable Book Value * Return on Equity
= $8.36 * 6.5%
$0.55
Book Value of Equity per Share Median Book Value from the past 5 years. $8.36
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 9.3%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 2.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NYSE:GGT
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Capital Markets Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.72
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.718 (1 + (1- 21%) (0%))
1.099
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.1
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (1.099 * 5.96%)
9.28%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NYSE:GGT using Excess Returns Model Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Gabelli Multimedia Trust is arrived at using the Excess Return Model. This approach is used for finance firms where free cash flow is difficult to estimate.

In the Excess Return Model the value of a firm can be written as the sum of capital invested currently in the firm and the present value of excess returns that the firm expects to make in the future.

The model is sensitive to the Return on Equity of the company versus the Cost of Equity, how these are calculated is detailed below the main calculation.

Note the calculations below are per share.

See our documentation to learn about this calculation.

NYSE:GGT Value of Excess Returns
Calculation Result
Excess Returns = (Stable Return on equity – Cost of equity) (Book Value of Equity per share)
= (6.5% – 9.28%) * $8.36)
$-0.23
Terminal Value of Excess Returns = Excess Returns / (Cost of Equity - Expected Growth Rate)
= $-0.23 / (9.28% - 2.73%)
$-3.50
Value of Equity = Book Value per share + Terminal Value of Excess Returns
= $8.36 + $-3.50
$4.86
NYSE:GGT Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $4.86
Current discount Discount to share price of $8.46
= -1 x ($8.46 - $4.86) / $4.86
-74%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of Gabelli Multimedia Trust is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Gabelli Multimedia Trust's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Gabelli Multimedia Trust's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NYSE:GGT PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $-1.40
NYSE:GGT Share Price ** NYSE (2019-03-22) in USD $8.46
United States of America Capital Markets Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 77 Publicly-Listed Capital Markets Companies 24.51x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,062 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.16x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Gabelli Multimedia Trust.

NYSE:GGT PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NYSE:GGT Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 8.46 ÷ -1.40

-6.03x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Gabelli Multimedia Trust is loss making, we can't compare its value to the US Capital Markets industry average.
  • Gabelli Multimedia Trust is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Gabelli Multimedia Trust's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NYSE:GGT PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -6.03x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts
Not available
United States of America Capital Markets Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 33 Publicly-Listed Capital Markets Companies 1.85x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,105 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.44x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Gabelli Multimedia Trust, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Gabelli Multimedia Trust's assets?
Raw Data
NYSE:GGT PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $7.04
NYSE:GGT Share Price * NYSE (2019-03-22) in USD $8.46
United States of America Capital Markets Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 153 Publicly-Listed Capital Markets Companies 5.04x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,165 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.85x
NYSE:GGT PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NYSE:GGT Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 8.46 ÷ 7.04

1.2x

* Primary Listing of Gabelli Multimedia Trust.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Gabelli Multimedia Trust is good value based on assets compared to the US Capital Markets industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Gabelli Multimedia Trust's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Capital Markets industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Capital Markets industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Gabelli Multimedia Trust has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is Gabelli Multimedia Trust expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Gabelli Multimedia Trust has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have past financial data. You can see them here.

Show me the analysis anyway

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
6.6%
Expected Capital Markets industry annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Gabelli Multimedia Trust expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Gabelli Multimedia Trust's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Gabelli Multimedia Trust's earnings growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.
  • Unable to compare Gabelli Multimedia Trust's revenue growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NYSE:GGT Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
United States of America Capital Markets Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 6.6%
United States of America Capital Markets Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 3.8%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.2%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.1%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NYSE:GGT Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NYSE:GGT Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 4 -35
2018-09-30 4 -8
2018-06-30 4 18
2018-03-31 4 34
2017-12-31 4 50
2017-09-30 3 46
2017-06-30 3 42
2017-03-31 4 28
2016-12-31 4 15
2016-09-30 4 -1
2016-06-30 4 -16
2016-03-31 4 -14

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if Gabelli Multimedia Trust is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • Unable to determine if Gabelli Multimedia Trust is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NYSE:GGT Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Gabelli Multimedia Trust Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:GGT Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 -1.40
2018-09-30 -0.33
2018-06-30 0.75
2018-03-31 1.39
2017-12-31 2.04
2017-09-30 1.89
2017-06-30 1.74
2017-03-31 1.17
2016-12-31 0.60
2016-09-30 -0.04
2016-06-30 -0.67
2016-03-31 -0.59

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Gabelli Multimedia Trust will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Gabelli Multimedia Trust's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Gabelli Multimedia Trust has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has Gabelli Multimedia Trust performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Gabelli Multimedia Trust's growth in the last year to its industry (Capital Markets).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Gabelli Multimedia Trust does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Gabelli Multimedia Trust's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Gabelli Multimedia Trust's 1-year growth to the US Capital Markets industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Gabelli Multimedia Trust's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Gabelli Multimedia Trust Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:GGT Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 4.15 -34.56 3.31
2018-09-30 4.03 -8.09 3.37
2018-06-30 3.91 18.39 3.43
2018-03-31 3.71 34.06 3.32
2017-12-31 3.50 49.73 3.21
2017-09-30 3.48 46.04 3.14
2017-06-30 3.47 42.34 3.07
2017-03-31 3.75 28.43 2.86
2016-12-31 4.04 14.53 2.64
2016-09-30 4.07 -0.90 2.54
2016-06-30 4.10 -16.32 2.44
2016-03-31 3.92 -14.35 2.71
2015-12-31 3.74 -12.37 2.98
2015-09-30 3.68 0.14 3.08
2015-06-30 3.62 12.66 3.18
2015-03-31 3.55 10.40 3.19
2014-12-31 3.47 8.14 3.19
2014-09-30 3.76 26.37 3.08
2014-06-30 4.04 44.61 2.97
2014-03-31 3.89 54.87 2.83
2013-12-31 3.74 65.13 2.69
2013-09-30 4.08 54.21 2.58
2013-06-30 4.41 43.30 2.46
2013-03-31 4.43 35.51 2.42
2012-12-31 4.46 27.72 2.38
2012-09-30 3.95 10.04 2.32
2012-06-30 3.44 -7.65 2.26
2012-03-31 3.29 -6.58 2.78

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • It is difficult to establish if Gabelli Multimedia Trust has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Gabelli Multimedia Trust has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Gabelli Multimedia Trust improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess Gabelli Multimedia Trust's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Capital Markets industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Gabelli Multimedia Trust has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is Gabelli Multimedia Trust's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Gabelli Multimedia Trust's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Gabelli Multimedia Trust's short term (1 year) commitments are greater than its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Gabelli Multimedia Trust's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Gabelli Multimedia Trust's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Gabelli Multimedia Trust has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Gabelli Multimedia Trust Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago.

NYSE:GGT Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 243.31 0.00 0.01
2018-09-30 243.31 0.00 0.01
2018-06-30 288.84 0.00 0.03
2018-03-31 288.84 0.00 0.03
2017-12-31 297.50 0.00 0.00
2017-09-30 297.50 0.00 0.00
2017-06-30 241.91 0.00 0.05
2017-03-31 241.91 0.00 0.05
2016-12-31 232.40 0.00 0.04
2016-09-30 232.40 0.00 0.04
2016-06-30 231.75 0.00 0.02
2016-03-31 231.75 0.00 0.02
2015-12-31 238.05 0.00 0.01
2015-09-30 238.05 0.00 0.01
2015-06-30 270.94 0.00 0.01
2015-03-31 270.94 0.00 0.01
2014-12-31 273.31 0.00
2014-09-30 273.31 0.00
2014-06-30 228.65 0.00
2014-03-31 228.65 0.00
2013-12-31 232.40 0.00 0.00
2013-09-30 232.40 0.00 0.00
2013-06-30 200.42 0.00 0.01
2013-03-31 200.42 0.00 0.01
2012-12-31 182.90 0.14 0.00
2012-09-30 182.90 0.14 0.00
2012-06-30 171.16 0.32 0.12
2012-03-31 171.16 0.32 0.12
  • Gabelli Multimedia Trust has no debt.
  • Gabelli Multimedia Trust had no debt 5 years ago.
  • Gabelli Multimedia Trust has no debt, it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
  • Gabelli Multimedia Trust has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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Financial health checks
We assess Gabelli Multimedia Trust's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Gabelli Multimedia Trust has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

 What is Gabelli Multimedia Trust's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
10.64%
Current annual income from Gabelli Multimedia Trust dividends.
If you bought $2,000 of Gabelli Multimedia Trust shares you are expected to receive $213 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Gabelli Multimedia Trust's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.49%).
  • Gabelli Multimedia Trust's dividend is above the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (3.72%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NYSE:GGT Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Capital Markets Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 43 Stocks 2.1%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2003 Stocks 2.5%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.9%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.5%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NYSE:GGT Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-02-22 0.900 10.515
2018-11-16 0.960 12.048
2017-11-17 0.880 9.653
2016-11-18 0.830 9.837
2016-03-09 0.940 12.766
2014-11-20 1.050 12.296
2014-03-10 1.280 12.900
2013-03-11 0.800 7.993
2012-08-16 0.800 10.115
2012-05-17 0.800 11.598
2012-03-01 0.800 11.286
2011-11-17 1.080 16.300
2011-08-18 0.800 12.179
2011-05-26 0.800 10.509
2011-02-17 0.800 9.821
2010-11-18 0.800 9.579
2010-08-19 0.800 10.406
2010-04-19 0.800 11.111
2010-03-08 0.000 0.000
2009-09-03 0.000 0.000
2009-03-25 0.000 0.000

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Gabelli Multimedia Trust has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile (annual drop of over 20%).
  • Dividend payments have increased, but Gabelli Multimedia Trust only paid a dividend in the past 9 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Gabelli Multimedia Trust's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • The company is paying a dividend however it is incurring a loss.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Gabelli Multimedia Trust's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.9%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Gabelli Multimedia Trust afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Gabelli Multimedia Trust has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

 What is the CEO of Gabelli Multimedia Trust's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Bruce Alpert
AGE 66
CEO Bio

Mr. Bruce N. Alpert, CPA, has been a Senior Vice President of GAMCO Investors Inc. since May 2008. Mr. Alpert served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Gabelli Funds, LLC or its predecessor from 1988 to 1999, and became Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Gabelli Funds, LLC in 1999. Since 1989, Mr. Alpert has been a Vice President of G.research, LLC, a subsidiary of Associated Capital Group, Inc. Mr. Alpert is an officer of certain of the Gabelli/GAMCO Funds. Mr. Alpert also served as a director of Teton Advisors, Inc. from 1998 through May 2012, and was its President from 1998 through 2008 and Chairman from 2008 through 2010. He served as Chief Compliance Officer of the Gabelli/GAMCO Funds and Gabelli Funds, LLC from 2012 through 2014. From 1986 until June 1988, he worked at the InterCapital Division of Dean Witter as Vice President and Treasurer of the mutual funds sponsored by Dean Witter. From 1983 through 1986, he worked at Smith Barney Harris Upham & Co. (“Smith Barney”) as Vice President in the Financial Services Division and as Vice President and Treasurer of the mutual funds sponsored by Smith Barney. Prior to Smith Barney, Mr. Alpert was an Audit Manager and Specialist at Price Waterhouse in the Investment Company Industry Services Group, where he was employed from 1975 through 1983. Mr. Alpert is a Certified Public Accountant.

CEO Compensation
  • Insufficient data for Bruce to compare compensation growth.
  • Insufficient data for Bruce to establish whether their remuneration is reasonable compared to companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team

Mario Gabelli

TITLE
Portfolio Manager
AGE
75

Chris Marangi

TITLE
Portfolio Manager
AGE
44

Bruce Alpert

TITLE
Principal Executive Officer
AGE
66

Agnes Mullady

TITLE
President & Chief Operating Officer of the Open-End Fund Division & Vice President
AGE
59
TENURE
13.2 yrs

Richard Walz

TITLE
Chief Compliance Officer
AGE
59

Chris Dixon

TITLE
Strategic Advisor and Managing Director of Media Investments

Doug Jamieson

TITLE
President of GAMCO Investors Inc and Chief Operating Officer of Gabelli Asset Management Inc
AGE
64

Andrea Mango

TITLE
Secretary
AGE
45

Karyn-Marie Prylucki

TITLE
Director of Proxy Voting Services

Laurissa Martire

TITLE
Vice President
AGE
41
TENURE
15.2 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Gabelli Multimedia Trust board of directors in years:

19.5
Average Tenure
78.5
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Gabelli Multimedia Trust board of directors is over 10 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced board.
Board of Directors

Anthony Colavita

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$12K
AGE
83
TENURE
17.6 yrs

Salvatore Zizza

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$12K
AGE
73
TENURE
25.2 yrs

Werner Roeder

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$12K
AGE
77
TENURE
19.3 yrs

Anthony Pustorino

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$14K
AGE
92
TENURE
25.2 yrs

Frank Fahrenkopf

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$9K
AGE
79
TENURE
19.6 yrs

James Conn

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$11K
AGE
80
TENURE
25.2 yrs

Kuni Nakamura

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$9K
AGE
50
TENURE
6.6 yrs

Thomas Bratter

TITLE
Director Emeritus
COMPENSATION
$9K
AGE
78
TENURE
7.8 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
X
Management checks
We assess Gabelli Multimedia Trust's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Gabelli Multimedia Trust has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

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Company Info

Description

The Gabelli Multimedia Trust Inc. is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched by GAMCO Investors, Inc. It is managed by Gabelli Funds LLC. The fund invests in the public equity markets across the globe. It invests in stocks, convertible securities, preferred stock, options, and warrants of companies operating across global telecommunications, media, publishing, and entertainment industries. The fund also invests in companies participating in emerging technological advances in interactive services and products. It invests in stocks of companies across market capitalizations. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the S&P 500 Index and MSCI World Free Index. It was formerly known as Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc. The Gabelli Multimedia Trust Inc. was formed on November 15, 1994 and is domiciled in the United States.

Details
Name: The Gabelli Multimedia Trust Inc.
GGT
Exchange: NYSE
Founded: 1994
$205,947,016
24,343,619
Website: http://www.gabelli.com/Template/fundinfo.cfm?tid=NDU1NDE=&bid=NmU3Yw==&mid=NzRmMjU=&num=MTczY2Y=&kid=MTU5NDA=&fid=NzFhOWI=&rid=211-=edoc_dnuf
Address: The Gabelli Multimedia Trust Inc.
One Corporate Center,
Rye,
New York, 10580-1422,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NYSE GGT Common Shares New York Stock Exchange US USD 11. Oct 1994
NYSE GGT.PRB PFD B 6% New York Stock Exchange US USD 02. Apr 2003
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
0
Gabelli Multimedia Trust employees.
Industry
Asset Management and Custody Banks
Diversified Financials
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/03/24 23:48
End of day share price update: 2019/03/22 00:00
Last earnings filing: 2019/03/07
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.