• Lamar outperforms market in 4Q 2017

    Lamar outperformed the S&P 500 during the fourth quarter of 2017.  Clear Channel Outdoor and Outfront underperformed the S&P 500 during the fourth quarter of 2017.  Here are the actual numbers.

    • Lamar up 8.74% during the fourth quarter of 2017.
    • S&P 500 up 5.71% during the fourth quarter of 2017.
    • Clear Channel Outdoor up 4.44% during the fourth quarter of 2017.
    • Outfront down 4.83% during the fourth quarter of 2017.

    Here’s a chart showing fourth quarter performance.  Lamar is green, the S&P 500 is black, Clear Channel Outdoor is blue and Outfront is purple.

    Source: Yahoo.com

    The three us out of home companies trailed the S&P for the full year 2017.

    • S&P up 18.4% for the year.
    • Lamar up 7.96% for the year.
    • Clear Channel Outdoor down 5.05% for the year.
    • Outfront down 8.49% for the year.

    Here’s a chart for the full year 2017.  Lamar is green, the S&P 500 is black, Clear Channel Outdoor is blue and Outfront is purple.

     

    Source: Yahoo.com

    Insider’s take:  We need to see an improvement in revenue for the US out of home companies to out-perform the market.  US out of home revenues have been trailing the US GDP as you can see in the chart below.


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