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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
JRN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
59% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. JRN: 0.01 )
JRN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01

Equity to Asset 0.42
JRN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. JRN: 0.42 )
JRN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 0.74
Current: 0.42

0.31
0.74
Interest Coverage 6.66
JRN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
55% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 27.56 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: 1.69
M-Score: -2.60
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 12.92
JRN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.68 vs. JRN: 12.92 )
JRN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -59.21   Max: 16.64
Current: 12.92

-59.21
16.64
Net-margin (%) 6.60
JRN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. JRN: 6.60 )
JRN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -41.18   Max: 18.89
Current: 6.6

-41.18
18.89
ROE (%) 10.48
JRN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.33 vs. JRN: 10.48 )
JRN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -133.52   Max: 22.58
Current: 10.48

-133.52
22.58
ROA (%) 4.40
JRN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. JRN: 4.40 )
JRN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -41.36   Max: 12.85
Current: 4.4

-41.36
12.85
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 28.32
JRN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 21.88 vs. JRN: 28.32 )
JRN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -131.48   Max: 51.51
Current: 28.32

-131.48
51.51
Revenue Growth (%) 2.00
JRN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. JRN: 2.00 )
JRN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.7   Max: 10.7
Current: 2

-12.7
10.7
EBITDA Growth (%) -1.30
JRN's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -5.80 vs. JRN: -1.30 )
JRN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -27.3   Max: 31.4
Current: -1.3

-27.3
31.4
» JRN's 10-Y Financials

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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

JRN Guru Trades in Q1 2013

John Burbank 17,021 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 55,327 sh (+344.72%)
Jim Simons 212,200 sh (+46.55%)
Mario Gabelli 4,714,620 sh (+0.08%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
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Q2 2013

JRN Guru Trades in Q2 2013

John Burbank Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 4,697,620 sh (-0.36%)
Jim Simons 177,700 sh (-16.26%)
Steven Cohen 14,430 sh (-73.92%)
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Q3 2013

JRN Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 189,100 sh (+6.42%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 4,604,213 sh (-1.99%)
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Q4 2013

JRN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 17,506 sh (New)
John Burbank 18,439 sh (New)
Jim Simons 224,100 sh (+18.51%)
Mario Gabelli 4,702,065 sh (+2.13%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with JRN

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Burbank 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$7.79 - $9.66 $ 8.3-5%18439
John Burbank 2013-06-30 Sold Out $6.34 - $7.6 $ 8.322%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$5.04 - $6.77 $ 8.346%0
John Burbank 2013-03-31 New Buy$5.04 - $6.77 $ 8.346%17021
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -40.44%0.01%$5.08 - $5.8 $ 8.351%37281
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Reduce -21.34%0.01%$3.95 - $5.65 $ 8.383%62593
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 135.72%0.02%$4.47 - $5.6 $ 8.375%79573
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -31.66%0.1%$4.75 - $6.15 $ 8.355%5022808
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 New Buy0.07%$4.75 - $6.15 $ 8.355%38553
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 16.10
JRN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.90 vs. JRN: 16.10 )
JRN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.23   Max: 98.57
Current: 16.1

4.23
98.57
P/B 1.70
JRN's P/B is ranked higher than
57% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. JRN: 1.70 )
JRN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 3.32
Current: 1.7

0.16
3.32
P/S 1.10
JRN's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. JRN: 1.10 )
JRN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 2.22
Current: 1.1

0.05
2.22
PFCF 10.30
JRN's PFCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.71 vs. JRN: 10.30 )
JRN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 60.76
Current: 10.3

0.43
60.76
EV-to-EBIT 12.20
JRN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.14 vs. JRN: 12.20 )
JRN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 37.1
Current: 12.2

4.6
37.1
PEG 1.00
JRN's PEG is ranked higher than
77% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.59 vs. JRN: 1.00 )
JRN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1   Max: 23.68
Current: 1

1
23.68

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.60
JRN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
74% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. JRN: 0.60 )
JRN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 0.67
Current: 0.6

0.16
0.67
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
JRN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
50% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. JRN: 1.30 )
JRN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 2.64
Current: 1.3

0.28
2.64
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.20
JRN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. JRN: 8.20 )
JRN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 21.6
Current: 8.2

2.7
21.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 11.03
JRN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
80% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9.26 vs. JRN: 11.03 )
JRN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 51.1
Current: 11.03

6.2
51.1

Business Description

Industry: Publishing » Publishing
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Traded in other countries:JOU.Germany
Journal Communications, Inc., was founded in 1882 as a newspaper publisher serving Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Company's media business mix was expanded in 1927 when it signed on radio station WTMJ-AM, and again in 1947 when it put WTMJ-TV on the air. The Company reportable business segments are: broadcasting; publishing; and corporate. Its broadcasting business is conducted through its wholly owned subsidiary, Journal Broadcast Corporation, and its subsidiaries, which together operate 34 radio stations and 15 television stations in 12 states and a television station under a local marketing agreement. Its radio and television stations focus on providing targeted and relevant local programming that is responsive to the interests of the communities in which it compete. Its 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 newspapers and shoppers. The corporate segment reflects the unallocated costs of its corporate executive management, as well as expenses related to corporate governance. It competes with other radio and television stations, newspapers, cable television, satellite television, direct mail services, billboards, and the internet and, in the future, might also compete with the emerging satellite radio technology for advertising dollars. As the owner, lessee or operator of various real properties and facilities, it is subject to various federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations. The Company's television and radio businesses are subject to regulation by governmental authorities in the United States.

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