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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

Interest Coverage 12.09
JRN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
53% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 14.96 vs. JRN: 12.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
JRN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: 12.09
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 : 2/10

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

JRN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 24,578 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,159 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 (-95.00%)
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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%)
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Q1 2015

JRN Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 124,135 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 140,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 5,200 sh (New)
Jim Simons 471,300 sh (+218.02%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 5,844,317 sh (-0.58%)
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Q2 2015

JRN Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons Sold Out
Murray Stahl Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Broadcasting - TV
Traded in other countries:JOU.Germany,

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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More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $428.4
EPS (TTM) $ 0.90
Short Percentage of Float1.47%
52-Week Range $7.79 - 14.94
Shares Outstanding (Mil)50.89

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