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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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.10
JRN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
84% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. JRN: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
JRN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.05 Max: N/A
Current: 0.1
Equity to Asset 0.48
JRN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
52% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. JRN: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
JRN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.50 Max: 0.74
Current: 0.48
0.31
0.74
Interest Coverage 12.09
JRN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
64% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 120.49 vs. JRN: 12.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
JRN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.41  Med: 15.77 Max: 9999.99
Current: 12.09
3.41
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.85
M-Score: -2.73
WACC vs ROIC
2.25%
10.02%
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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 16.75
JRN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. JRN: 16.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
JRN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -59.21  Med: 13.64 Max: 16.75
Current: 16.75
-59.21
16.75
Net-margin (%) 10.55
JRN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. JRN: 10.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
JRN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -41.18  Med: 8.68 Max: 18.89
Current: 10.55
-41.18
18.89
ROE (%) 16.75
JRN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.61 vs. JRN: 16.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
JRN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -68.45  Med: 13.61 Max: 22.73
Current: 16.75
-68.45
22.73
ROA (%) 7.81
JRN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. JRN: 7.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
JRN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -32.07  Med: 7.53 Max: 12.15
Current: 7.81
-32.07
12.15
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 43.46
JRN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 11.91 vs. JRN: 43.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
JRN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -129.62  Med: 28.30 Max: 80.5
Current: 43.46
-129.62
80.5
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.50
JRN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. JRN: 6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
JRN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.7  Med: -1.20 Max: 10.7
Current: 6.5
-12.7
10.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.30
JRN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. JRN: 14.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
JRN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -27.3  Med: -0.50 Max: 31.4
Current: 14.3
-27.3
31.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 28.80
JRN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. JRN: 28.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
JRN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -56.9  Med: 0.00 Max: 115.4
Current: 28.8
-56.9
115.4
» JRN's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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%)
Mario Gabelli 6,104,108 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 6,104,108 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 352,200 sh (-13.44%)
Scott Black 11,526 sh (-95.00%)
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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 (+3.30%)
Scott Black Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 5,878,220 sh (-5.81%)
Jim Simons 148,200 sh (-57.92%)
Mario Gabelli 6,237,113 sh (-0.10%)
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Q1 2015

JRN Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Murray Stahl 140,000 sh (New)
James Barrow 124,135 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 5,200 sh (New)
Jim Simons 471,300 sh (+218.02%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 5,844,317 sh (-0.58%)
Mario Gabelli 5,862,520 sh (-0.27%)
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2015

JRN Guru Trades in 2015

Mario Gabelli 0 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 16.50
JRN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 23.40 vs. JRN: 16.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
JRN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.23  Med: 12.14 Max: 98.57
Current: 16.5
4.23
98.57
Forward P/E 17.04
JRN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
50% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.04 vs. JRN: 17.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.00
JRN's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
63% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 24.00 vs. JRN: 19.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
JRN' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.75  Med: 13.97 Max: 73.13
Current: 19
6.75
73.13
P/B 2.69
JRN's P/B is ranked lower than
60% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. JRN: 2.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
JRN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 1.41 Max: 2.93
Current: 2.69
0.15
2.93
P/S 1.75
JRN's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. JRN: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
JRN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.85 Max: 2.22
Current: 1.75
0.05
2.22
PFCF 10.29
JRN's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 18.19 vs. JRN: 10.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
JRN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.43  Med: 7.26 Max: 60.76
Current: 10.29
0.43
60.76
POCF 9.15
JRN's POCF is ranked higher than
65% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 11.55 vs. JRN: 9.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
JRN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 6.08 Max: 32.28
Current: 9.15
0.32
32.28
EV-to-EBIT 12.15
JRN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
67% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.57 vs. JRN: 12.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
JRN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -1.2  Med: 9.50 Max: 34.4
Current: 12.15
-1.2
34.4
PEG 1.26
JRN's PEG is ranked higher than
75% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. JRN: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
JRN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.11  Med: 1.85 Max: 11.36
Current: 1.26
1.11
11.36
Shiller P/E 28.12
JRN's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
58% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 23.12 vs. JRN: 28.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
JRN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 1.51  Med: 9.42 Max: 138
Current: 28.12
1.51
138
Current Ratio 1.04
JRN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. JRN: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
JRN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.67  Med: 1.14 Max: 1.98
Current: 1.04
0.67
1.98
Quick Ratio 1.02
JRN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. JRN: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
JRN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.10 Max: 1.9
Current: 1.02
0.59
1.9
Days Inventory 3.35
JRN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
74% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.38 vs. JRN: 3.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
JRN' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 2.53  Med: 6.65 Max: 15.18
Current: 3.35
2.53
15.18
Days Sales Outstanding 56.28
JRN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
58% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 66.60 vs. JRN: 56.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
JRN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 40.96  Med: 53.98 Max: 63.37
Current: 56.28
40.96
63.37

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 0.98
JRN's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. JRN: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
JRN' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.42 Max: 0.75
Current: 0.98
0.16
0.75
Price/Median PS Value 2.06
JRN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
83% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. JRN: 2.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
JRN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.28 Max: 2.61
Current: 2.06
0.27
2.61
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.48
JRN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. JRN: 2.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
JRN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.91  Med: 1.91 Max: 1.91
Current: 2.48
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.20
JRN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. JRN: 8.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
JRN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.9  Med: 10.00 Max: 21.5
Current: 8.2
2.9
21.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 14.99
JRN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9.77 vs. JRN: 14.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
JRN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 5.6  Med: 17.50 Max: 173.1
Current: 14.99
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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