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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
JRN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
52% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. JRN: 0.01 )
JRN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01

Equity to Asset 0.50
JRN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
73% of the 536 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. JRN: 0.50 )
JRN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 0.78
Current: 0.5

0.31
0.78
Interest Coverage 6.66
JRN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
66% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9.92 vs. JRN: 6.66 )
JRN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.41   Max: 9999.99
Current: 6.66

3.41
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.50
M-Score: -2.63
WACC vs ROIC
12.22%
8.84%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 15.34
JRN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9.87 vs. JRN: 15.34 )
JRN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -59.21   Max: 16.64
Current: 15.34

-59.21
16.64
Net-margin (%) 9.88
JRN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.49 vs. JRN: 9.88 )
JRN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -41.18   Max: 18.89
Current: 9.88

-41.18
18.89
ROE (%) 15.82
JRN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.36 vs. JRN: 15.82 )
JRN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -68.45   Max: 22.73
Current: 15.82

-68.45
22.73
ROA (%) 7.00
JRN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. JRN: 7.00 )
JRN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -32.07   Max: 12.15
Current: 7

-32.07
12.15
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 37.72
JRN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 24.18 vs. JRN: 37.72 )
JRN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -129.63   Max: 80.5
Current: 37.72

-129.63
80.5
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.00
JRN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. JRN: 2.00 )
JRN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.7   Max: 10.7
Current: 2

-12.7
10.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -1.30
JRN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. JRN: -1.30 )
JRN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -27.3   Max: 31.4
Current: -1.3

-27.3
31.4
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

JRN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Scott Black 218,596 sh (New)
Jim Simons 457,513 sh (+104.16%)
Mario Gabelli 5,644,591 sh (+20.04%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
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Q2 2014

JRN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Burbank 28,867 sh (New)
Scott Black 230,616 sh (+5.5%)
Mario Gabelli 5,950,831 sh (+5.43%)
Jim Simons 406,900 sh (-11.06%)
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Q3 2014

JRN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 18,159 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 24,578 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 6,241,113 sh (+4.88%)
John Burbank 29,890 sh (+3.54%)
Jim Simons 352,200 sh (-13.44%)
Scott Black 11,526 sh (-95%)
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Q4 2014

JRN Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 40,176 sh (+63.46%)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,759 sh (+3.3%)
Scott Black Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 5,878,220 sh (-5.81%)
Jim Simons 148,200 sh (-57.92%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with JRN

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Scott Black 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$7.88 - $11.88 $ 11.9323%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-12-31 Add 63.46%$7.88 - $11.88 $ 11.9322%40176
John Burbank 2014-12-31 Sold Out $7.88 - $11.88 $ 11.9322%0
Scott Black 2014-09-30 Reduce -95%0.29%$8.54 - $10.97 $ 11.9324%11526
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 New Buy$8.54 - $10.97 $ 11.9324%24578
John Burbank 2014-06-30 New Buy$7.93 - $9.08 $ 11.9345%28867
Scott Black 2014-03-31 New Buy0.21%$7.97 - $9.52 $ 11.9334%218596
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 Add 20.04%0.05%$7.97 - $9.52 $ 11.9334%5644591
John Burbank 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.04%$7.97 - $9.52 $ 11.9334%0
John Burbank 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$7.79 - $9.66 $ 11.9336%18439
John Burbank 2013-06-30 Sold Out $6.34 - $7.6 $ 11.9375%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$5.04 - $6.77 $ 11.93109%0
John Burbank 2013-03-31 New Buy$5.04 - $6.77 $ 11.93109%17021
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -40.44%0.01%$5.08 - $5.8 $ 11.93117%37281
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Reduce -21.34%0.01%$3.95 - $5.65 $ 11.93163%62593
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 135.72%0.02%$4.47 - $5.6 $ 11.93151%79573
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 14.80
JRN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
89% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 45.20 vs. JRN: 14.80 )
JRN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.23   Max: 98.57
Current: 14.8

4.23
98.57
Forward P/E 12.82
JRN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 29.15 vs. JRN: 12.82 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.30
JRN's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
88% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 44.60 vs. JRN: 17.30 )
JRN' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.75   Max: 73.13
Current: 17.3

6.75
73.13
P/B 2.10
JRN's P/B is ranked higher than
75% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. JRN: 2.10 )
JRN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 3.19
Current: 2.1

0.16
3.19
P/S 1.50
JRN's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. JRN: 1.50 )
JRN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 2.22
Current: 1.5

0.05
2.22
PFCF 9.50
JRN's PFCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 49.20 vs. JRN: 9.50 )
JRN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 60.76
Current: 9.5

0.43
60.76
POCF 8.12
JRN's POCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.03 vs. JRN: 8.12 )
JRN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 32.28
Current: 8.12

0.32
32.28
EV-to-EBIT 11.81
JRN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
88% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 24.41 vs. JRN: 11.81 )
JRN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -1.2   Max: 34.4
Current: 11.81

-1.2
34.4
Current Ratio 0.91
JRN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. JRN: 0.91 )
JRN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 2.65
Current: 0.91

0.4
2.65
Quick Ratio 0.89
JRN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. JRN: 0.89 )
JRN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.54
Current: 0.89

0.38
2.54
Days Inventory 3.46
JRN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
92% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 42.02 vs. JRN: 3.46 )
JRN' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 2.53   Max: 15.18
Current: 3.46

2.53
15.18
Days Sales Outstanding 60.53
JRN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
80% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 80.26 vs. JRN: 60.53 )
JRN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 40.96   Max: 63.37
Current: 60.53

40.96
63.37

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
JRN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
91% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. JRN: 0.80 )
JRN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.8

0.05
0.66
Price/Median PS Value 1.60
JRN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. JRN: 1.60 )
JRN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 2.44
Current: 1.6

0.08
2.44
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.70
JRN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. JRN: 1.70 )
JRN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 1.19
Current: 1.7

Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.40
JRN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
87% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. JRN: 8.40 )
JRN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 21.5
Current: 8.4

2.9
21.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 19.35
JRN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9.89 vs. JRN: 19.35 )
JRN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 5.6   Max: 173.1
Current: 19.35

5.6
173.1

Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Broadcasting - TV
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Journal Communications, Inc. is a media company with operations in publishing, radio and television broadcasting, interactive media and printing services. Its business segments are: broadcasting; publishing; and corporate. The Company's segments are: broadcasting; publishing; corporate. The broadcasting business is conducted through its wholly owned subsidiary, Journal Broadcast Corporation, and its subsidiaries, which together operate 13 television stations and 35 radio stations in 11 states. The radio and television stations focus on providing targeted and relevant local programming that is responsive to the interests of the communities. The publishing business is conducted through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Journal Sentinel, Inc. and Journal Community Publishing Group, Inc., and consists of its daily newspaper, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and its community publications. In traditional print media, it operate a number of websites that provide editorial and advertising content, including JSOnline.com, Milwaukeemoms.com and the MyCommunityNOW family of 26 community websites. It owns and operates community publications and a printing plant in Waupaca, Wisconsin through its subsidiary, Journal Community Publishing Group, Inc. The Company also publishes a business-to-business publication that appeals to advertisers and readers in the agricultural market with a combined paid and free average monthly distribution of approximately 20,000. The television and radio businesses are subject to regulation by governmental authorities in the United States.
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