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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.02
LEE's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. LEE: 0.02 )
LEE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.02

Equity to Asset -0.21
LEE's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. LEE: -0.21 )
LEE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.22   Max: 0.72
Current: -0.21

-0.22
0.72
Interest Coverage 1.42
LEE's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
54% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 38.63 vs. LEE: 1.42 )
LEE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 12.55
Current: 1.42

0.22
12.55
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.55
M-Score: -2.90
WACC vs ROIC
7.70%
10.66%
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 16.86
LEE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.19 vs. LEE: 16.86 )
LEE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -101.97   Max: 23.33
Current: 16.86

-101.97
23.33
Net-margin (%) 0.71
LEE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.79 vs. LEE: 0.71 )
LEE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -85.56   Max: 73.18
Current: 0.71

-85.56
73.18
ROA (%) 0.57
LEE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. LEE: 0.57 )
LEE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -33.36   Max: 35.78
Current: 0.57

-33.36
35.78
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 68.22
LEE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.96 vs. LEE: 68.22 )
LEE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -339.81   Max: 106.7
Current: 68.22

-339.81
106.7
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -9.00
LEE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. LEE: -9.00 )
LEE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.2   Max: 19.5
Current: -9

-12.2
19.5
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

LEE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

George Soros 107,800 sh (New)
Warren Buffett 88,863 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2014

LEE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Warren Buffett 88,863 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
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Q3 2014

LEE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Warren Buffett 88,863 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2014

LEE Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Warren Buffett 88,863 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LEE

(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
George Soros 2014-06-30 Sold Out $3.84 - $4.76 $ 3.02-28%0
George Soros 2014-03-31 New Buy$3.37 - $5.3 $ 3.02-32%107800
Warren Buffett 2012-12-31 Reduce -92.14%$1.1 - $1.65 $ 3.02124%88863
Warren Buffett 2012-09-30 Reduce -64.95%$1.15 - $1.65 $ 3.02110%1130720
Warren Buffett 2012-06-30 Add 94.9%$1.11 - $1.72 $ 3.02146%3225822
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 38.20
LEE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 25.00 vs. LEE: 38.20 )
LEE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.52   Max: 47.34
Current: 38.2

1.52
47.34
Forward P/E 12.97
LEE's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 123.46 vs. LEE: 12.97 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 37.80
LEE's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
71% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 31.30 vs. LEE: 37.80 )
LEE' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 46.75
Current: 37.8

1.53
46.75
P/S 0.25
LEE's P/S is ranked higher than
93% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. LEE: 0.25 )
LEE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 3.32
Current: 0.25

0.01
3.32
PFCF 2.08
LEE's PFCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 54.00 vs. LEE: 2.08 )
LEE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 20.25
Current: 2.08

0.14
20.25
POCF 1.75
LEE's POCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.50 vs. LEE: 1.75 )
LEE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 16.96
Current: 1.75

0.12
16.96
EV-to-EBIT 8.41
LEE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
87% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 24.07 vs. LEE: 8.41 )
LEE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -20.8   Max: 215.4
Current: 8.41

-20.8
215.4
Current Ratio 0.89
LEE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. LEE: 0.89 )
LEE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 5.67
Current: 0.89

0.1
5.67
Quick Ratio 0.84
LEE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. LEE: 0.84 )
LEE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 5.63
Current: 0.84

0.09
5.63
Days Inventory 64.90
LEE's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
68% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 40.90 vs. LEE: 64.90 )
LEE' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 9.16   Max: 87.09
Current: 64.9

9.16
87.09
Days Sales Outstanding 40.07
LEE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
91% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 89.73 vs. LEE: 40.07 )
LEE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 32.73   Max: 61.89
Current: 40.07

32.73
61.89

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.28
LEE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
98% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. LEE: 0.28 )
LEE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 2.45
Current: 0.28

0.01
2.45
Price/Median PS Value 0.98
LEE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. LEE: 0.98 )
LEE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 16.94
Current: 0.98

0.05
16.94
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.90
LEE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
86% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. LEE: 11.90 )
LEE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 104291.7
Current: 11.9

0.5
104291.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 109.87
LEE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
97% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 8.94 vs. LEE: 109.87 )
LEE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 11.7   Max: 992.1
Current: 109.87

11.7
992.1

Business Description

Industry: Publishing » Publishing
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Traded in other countries:LE7.Germany,
Lee Enterprises Inc was founded in 1890, incorporated in 1950, and listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1978. It operates as a provider of local news and information, and a platform for advertising, in the markets it serves, which are located in the Midwest, Mountain West and West regions of the United States. With the exception of St. Louis, Missouri, its 50 daily newspaper markets, across 22 states, are midsize or small. The Company's newspaper markets include Madison, Wisconsin; Lincoln, Nebraska; Davenport, Iowa; St. Louis, Missouri; Billings, Montana; Bloomington, Illinois; Tucson, Arizona; and Napa, California. The basic raw material of newspapers, and classified and specialty publications, is newsprint. It purchases newsprints from U.S. and Canadian producers. The Company's platforms include 50 daily and 38 Sunday newspapers with circulation totaling 1.1 million and 1.5 million, respectively, for the six months ended September 2013, read by nearly four million people in print; Websites and mobile and tablet products in all of its markets that complement its newspapers and attracted 23.2 million visitors in September 2013 with 209.1 million page views; and nearly 300 weekly newspapers and classified and niche publications. The Company does not face competition from other local daily newspapers in most of its markets, although there is significant competition for readers and viewers in those markets from other media.
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