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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.07
MDP's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
88% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. MDP: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
MDP' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.07 Max: N/A
Current: 0.07
Equity-to-Asset 0.36
MDP's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
71% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. MDP: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
MDP' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.36 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.36
0.25
0.58
Interest Coverage 11.02
MDP's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
62% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 27.35 vs. MDP: 11.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MDP' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.4  Med: 12.51 Max: 17.37
Current: 11.02
6.4
17.37
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 2.28
Beneish M-Score: -2.87
WACC vs ROIC
8.38%
6.76%
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 % 12.47
MDP's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
78% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.46 vs. MDP: 12.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
MDP' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.59  Med: 13.91 Max: 17.84
Current: 12.47
-9.59
17.84
Net Margin % 5.65
MDP's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
62% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. MDP: 5.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
MDP' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.6  Med: 8.07 Max: 10.05
Current: 5.65
-7.6
10.05
ROE % 10.16
MDP's ROE % is ranked higher than
70% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. MDP: 10.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
MDP' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.33  Med: 14.91 Max: 21.2
Current: 10.16
-15.33
21.2
ROA % 3.52
MDP's ROA % is ranked higher than
58% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. MDP: 3.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
MDP' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.74  Med: 5.78 Max: 7.86
Current: 3.52
-5.74
7.86
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 86.20
MDP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
82% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.88 vs. MDP: 86.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
MDP' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -68.77  Med: 99.43 Max: 135.69
Current: 86.2
-68.77
135.69
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 3.70
MDP's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
73% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. MDP: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
MDP' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.6  Med: 4.7 Max: 13.7
Current: 3.7
-2.6
13.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -8.30
MDP's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
64% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. MDP: -8.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
MDP' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.6  Med: 5 Max: 67.5
Current: -8.3
-31.6
67.5
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -35.10
MDP's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
91% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. MDP: -35.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
MDP' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -64.3  Med: 8.4 Max: 230.2
Current: -35.1
-64.3
230.2
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Guru Trades

Q2 2016

MDP Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Joel Greenblatt 22,442 sh (New)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2,157,605 sh (+245.22%)
Jeremy Grantham 82,085 sh (+144.30%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,699 sh (+75.80%)
Pioneer Investments 168,032 sh (+0.34%)
Ken Fisher 957,780 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
John Rogers 2,230,110 sh (-2.30%)
Chuck Royce 2,137,903 sh (-2.64%)
Mario Gabelli 354,803 sh (-2.79%)
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Q3 2016

MDP Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 58,100 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 34,311 sh (+52.89%)
Pioneer Investments 249,396 sh (+48.42%)
Ken Fisher 964,711 sh (+0.72%)
Mario Gabelli 342,253 sh (-3.54%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2,036,268 sh (-5.62%)
John Rogers 1,813,300 sh (-18.69%)
Chuck Royce 1,631,100 sh (-23.71%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,089 sh (-37.22%)
Jeremy Grantham 44,014 sh (-46.38%)
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Q4 2016

MDP Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Chuck Royce 1,696,280 sh (+4.00%)
Pioneer Investments 251,096 sh (+0.68%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 1,979,043 sh (-2.81%)
Ken Fisher 932,765 sh (-3.31%)
John Rogers 1,752,372 sh (-3.36%)
Mario Gabelli 309,390 sh (-9.60%)
Jeremy Grantham 33,623 sh (-23.61%)
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Q1 2017

MDP Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Ken Fisher 956,256 sh (+2.52%)
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Business Description

Industry: Publishing » Publishing    NAICS: 511120    SIC: 2721
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Traded in other countries:MEZ.Germany, MDPEB.USA,
Headquarter Location:USA
Meredith Corp is a diversified media company focused on the home and family marketplace. The Company's operating segments include local media and national media.

Meredith is an American media company that focuses on publications and marketing services around the home, family, food, and lifestyle markets. The company operates two divisions: national media and local media. The national media segment publishes magazines such as Every Day with Rachael Ray, Better Homes and Gardens, Family Fun, and Parents; this segment is the source of the majority of Meredith's revenue. The local media segment owns over 15 television stations around the United States. In 2014, the company announced a 10-year licensing agreement with Martha Stewart Omnimedia to acquire the rights to Martha Stewart Living, Martha Stewart Weddings, and marthastewart.com.

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 28.01
MDP's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 18.76 vs. MDP: 28.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
MDP' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.95  Med: 16.3 Max: 78.46
Current: 28.01
4.95
78.46
Forward PE Ratio 16.98
MDP's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.66 vs. MDP: 16.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 28.01
MDP's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
69% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 19.00 vs. MDP: 28.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
MDP' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5  Med: 16.1 Max: 78.46
Current: 28.01
5
78.46
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 18.42
MDP's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
60% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.25 vs. MDP: 18.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
MDP' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.52  Med: 11.13 Max: 47.43
Current: 18.42
2.52
47.43
PB Ratio 2.73
MDP's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. MDP: 2.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
MDP' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 2.24 Max: 3.89
Current: 2.73
0.63
3.89
PS Ratio 1.56
MDP's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. MDP: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
MDP' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 1.26 Max: 1.92
Current: 1.56
0.36
1.92
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 9.91
MDP's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
54% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.69 vs. MDP: 9.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
MDP' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.95  Med: 10.28 Max: 18.32
Current: 9.91
2.95
18.32
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 8.97
MDP's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
51% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9.88 vs. MDP: 8.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
MDP' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.51  Med: 8.96 Max: 14.61
Current: 8.97
2.51
14.61
EV-to-EBIT 15.37
MDP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
53% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.54 vs. MDP: 15.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MDP' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.6  Med: 10.4 Max: 24.7
Current: 15.37
-15.6
24.7
EV-to-EBITDA 11.42
MDP's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
58% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 11.05 vs. MDP: 11.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MDP' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.6  Med: 8.05 Max: 15.7
Current: 11.42
-31.6
15.7
Shiller PE Ratio 25.82
MDP's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 19.75 vs. MDP: 25.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
MDP' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.35  Med: 18.82 Max: 32.76
Current: 25.82
5.35
32.76
Current Ratio 1.08
MDP's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. MDP: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MDP' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 0.91 Max: 2.43
Current: 1.08
0.63
2.43
Quick Ratio 1.04
MDP's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. MDP: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MDP' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 0.82 Max: 2.08
Current: 1.04
0.57
2.08
Days Inventory 13.23
MDP's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
73% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 32.43 vs. MDP: 13.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MDP' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.23  Med: 16.72 Max: 27.8
Current: 13.23
13.23
27.8
Days Sales Outstanding 61.12
MDP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
59% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 69.27 vs. MDP: 61.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MDP' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 49.84  Med: 58.33 Max: 65.17
Current: 61.12
49.84
65.17
Days Payable 45.56
MDP's Days Payable is ranked lower than
70% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 83.64 vs. MDP: 45.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
MDP' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 42.82  Med: 50.01 Max: 70.09
Current: 45.56
42.82
70.09

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 3.42
MDP's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
53% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. MDP: 3.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
MDP' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.07  Med: 3.32 Max: 7.71
Current: 3.42
1.07
7.71
Dividend Payout Ratio 1.66
MDP's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. MDP: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
MDP' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.58 Max: 2.54
Current: 1.66
0.2
2.54
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 6.40
MDP's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. MDP: 6.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
MDP' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 9.2 Max: 20.2
Current: 6.4
0
20.2
Forward Dividend Yield % 3.55
MDP's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
53% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. MDP: 3.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 6.24
MDP's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
78% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.53 vs. MDP: 6.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
MDP' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.94  Med: 6.01 Max: 13.96
Current: 6.24
1.94
13.96

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.10
MDP's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
55% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MDP: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
MDP' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.98 Max: 106.67
Current: 1.1
0.29
106.67
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.25
MDP's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
70% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. MDP: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
MDP' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.15 Max: 2.06
Current: 1.25
0.41
2.06
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 6.51
MDP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
65% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. MDP: 6.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
MDP' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4  Med: 9.2 Max: 21.2
Current: 6.51
4
21.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 9.36
MDP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
60% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 vs. MDP: 9.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
MDP' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.4  Med: 11.5 Max: 36.9
Current: 9.36
6.4
36.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,701
EPS (TTM) $ 2.09
Beta1.35
Short Percentage of Float23.62%
52-Week Range $43.85 - 66.25
Shares Outstanding (Mil)44.59

Analyst Estimate

Jun17 Jun18 Jun19 Jun20
Revenue (Mil $) 1,693 1,691 1,732 1,728
EPS ($) 3.74 3.45 4.00 3.70
EPS without NRI ($) 3.74 3.45 4.00 3.70
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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