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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.02
MDP's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
97% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. MDP: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MDP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.06 Max: 4.38
Current: 0.02
0
4.38
Equity to Asset 0.33
MDP's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
72% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. MDP: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MDP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.36 Max: 0.45
Current: 0.33
0.25
0.45
Interest Coverage 15.31
MDP's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
64% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 141.94 vs. MDP: 15.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MDP' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.55  Med: 10.49 Max: 88.15
Current: 15.31
3.55
88.15
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.94
M-Score: -2.55
WACC vs ROIC
9.15%
9.07%
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

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 14.71
MDP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.34 vs. MDP: 14.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MDP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -9.59  Med: 14.81 Max: 18.72
Current: 14.71
-9.59
18.72
Net-margin (%) 8.64
MDP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.55 vs. MDP: 8.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MDP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.6  Med: 8.40 Max: 11.14
Current: 8.64
-7.6
11.14
ROE (%) 14.92
MDP's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.14 vs. MDP: 14.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MDP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -15.33  Med: 17.79 Max: 32.39
Current: 14.92
-15.33
32.39
ROA (%) 5.17
MDP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. MDP: 5.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MDP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.74  Med: 6.40 Max: 12.75
Current: 5.17
-5.74
12.75
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 93.61
MDP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.88 vs. MDP: 93.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MDP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -68.77  Med: 104.35 Max: 326.83
Current: 93.61
-68.77
326.83
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.90
MDP's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. MDP: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MDP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2.7  Med: 2.80 Max: 13.7
Current: 1.9
-2.7
13.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -4.10
MDP's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -4.70 vs. MDP: -4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MDP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.6  Med: 3.35 Max: 21.7
Current: -4.1
-9.6
21.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -4.50
MDP's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. MDP: -4.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MDP' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.3  Med: 4.70 Max: 21.8
Current: -4.5
-12.3
21.8
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

MDP Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Pioneer Investments 173,644 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,400 sh (+35.71%)
Chuck Royce 2,290,896 sh (+14.91%)
Mario Gabelli 274,683 sh (-1.65%)
David Dreman 186,312 sh (-2.12%)
Ken Fisher 1,089,231 sh (-2.67%)
John Rogers 2,096,205 sh (-5.04%)
Scott Black 192,013 sh (-23.33%)
Joel Greenblatt 6,512 sh (-97.69%)
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Q3 2014

MDP Guru Trades in Q3 2014

James Barrow 447,258 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 3,113,470 sh (+35.91%)
Joel Greenblatt 6,816 sh (+4.67%)
David Dreman 188,745 sh (+1.31%)
Mario Gabelli 274,983 sh (+0.11%)
Pioneer Investments 174,017 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Scott Black 191,918 sh (-0.05%)
John Rogers 2,085,822 sh (-0.50%)
Ken Fisher 1,081,095 sh (-0.75%)
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Q4 2014

MDP Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ray Dalio 4,780 sh (New)
James Barrow 1,680,292 sh (+275.69%)
David Dreman 200,487 sh (+6.22%)
John Rogers 2,094,362 sh (+0.41%)
John Rogers 2,094,362 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Scott Black Sold Out
Ken Fisher 1,070,749 sh (-0.96%)
Mario Gabelli 264,063 sh (-3.97%)
Pioneer Investments 166,907 sh (-4.09%)
Chuck Royce 2,881,655 sh (-7.45%)
Chuck Royce 2,881,655 sh (-7.45%)
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Q1 2015

MDP Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 14,400 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 5,380 sh (+12.55%)
James Barrow 1,793,197 sh (+6.72%)
Pioneer Investments 166,907 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 257,183 sh (-2.61%)
Ken Fisher 1,004,570 sh (-6.18%)
Chuck Royce 2,687,655 sh (-6.73%)
John Rogers 1,928,616 sh (-7.91%)
David Dreman 169,348 sh (-15.53%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Meredith Corp

John Rogers Comments on Meredith Corp. - Jul 25, 2013

Magazine publisher Meredith Corp. (MDP) soared +25.91% due to an earnings beat. Specifically, the company reported adjusted EPS of $0.72 versus consensus of $0.68. Revenues climbed 7% to $370 million, topping estimates of $355 million. A primary driver of results was advertising revenues—both national and local advertising increased substantially. In addition, the company brought down net debt from $340 million at the beginning of the year to $331 million as of the earnings announcement on April 25th. We believe the company has traversed a tricky landscape well over the last few years, sticking to its core competencies and smartly improving its already solid balance sheet.

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 17.50
MDP's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
50% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 17.60 vs. MDP: 17.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MDP' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.97  Med: 16.77 Max: 25.02
Current: 17.5
4.97
25.02
Forward P/E 16.72
MDP's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
68% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.68 vs. MDP: 16.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.50
MDP's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
50% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 17.90 vs. MDP: 17.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MDP' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.02  Med: 16.44 Max: 25.06
Current: 17.5
5.02
25.06
P/B 2.50
MDP's P/B is ranked lower than
73% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. MDP: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MDP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 2.32 Max: 4.56
Current: 2.5
0.63
4.56
P/S 1.51
MDP's P/S is ranked lower than
67% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. MDP: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MDP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 1.36 Max: 2.36
Current: 1.51
0.36
2.36
PFCF 13.00
MDP's PFCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.80 vs. MDP: 13.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MDP' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.92  Med: 11.37 Max: 24.36
Current: 13
2.92
24.36
POCF 11.21
MDP's POCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.14 vs. MDP: 11.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MDP' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.49  Med: 10.01 Max: 18.96
Current: 11.21
2.49
18.96
EV-to-EBIT 13.64
MDP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
55% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.68 vs. MDP: 13.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MDP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -15.6  Med: 10.70 Max: 15.6
Current: 13.64
-15.6
15.6
Shiller P/E 27.77
MDP's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
67% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.48 vs. MDP: 27.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MDP' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.19  Med: 22.47 Max: 38.71
Current: 27.77
4.19
38.71
Current Ratio 0.93
MDP's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. MDP: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MDP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.21
Current: 0.93
0.63
1.21
Quick Ratio 0.87
MDP's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. MDP: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MDP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.57  Med: 0.78 Max: 1.1
Current: 0.87
0.57
1.1
Days Inventory 16.00
MDP's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
69% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 37.62 vs. MDP: 16.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MDP' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 14.69  Med: 25.28 Max: 39.33
Current: 16
14.69
39.33
Days Sales Outstanding 63.10
MDP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
55% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 69.25 vs. MDP: 63.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MDP' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 37.63  Med: 51.81 Max: 64.03
Current: 63.1
37.63
64.03

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.42
MDP's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
58% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. MDP: 3.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MDP' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.86  Med: 2.96 Max: 7.71
Current: 3.42
0.86
7.71
Dividend Payout 0.59
MDP's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
60% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. MDP: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MDP' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.26 Max: 1.95
Current: 0.59
0.07
1.95
Dividend growth (3y) 20.10
MDP's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
81% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. MDP: 20.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
MDP' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 6.1  Med: 12.50 Max: 20.2
Current: 20.1
6.1
20.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.25
MDP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
89% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. MDP: 7.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MDP' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.82  Med: 6.27 Max: 16.33
Current: 7.25
1.82
16.33
Share Buyback Rate 0.30
MDP's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
64% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. MDP: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
MDP' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.8  Med: 1.35 Max: -0.4
Current: 0.3

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.07
MDP's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
56% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. MDP: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MDP' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.99 Max: 132.04
Current: 1.07
0.29
132.04
Price/Median PS Value 1.11
MDP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. MDP: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MDP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.21 Max: 1.97
Current: 1.11
0.39
1.97
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.30
MDP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. MDP: 7.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MDP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.4  Med: 9.00 Max: 21.1
Current: 7.3
6.4
21.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 7.75
MDP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.18 vs. MDP: 7.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MDP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 5.7  Med: 11.70 Max: 38.1
Current: 7.75
5.7
38.1

Analyst Estimate

Jun15 Jun16 Jun17 Jun18
Revenue(Mil) 1,596 1,626 1,680 1,645
EPS($) 3.30 3.12 3.66 3.50
EPS without NRI($) 3.30 3.12 3.66 3.50

Business Description

Industry: Publishing » Publishing
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Traded in other countries:MDPEB.USA, MEZ.Germany,
Meredith Corp was incorporated under the laws of the State of Iowa. It began in 1902 as an agricultural publisher. In 1924, the Company published the first issue of Homes and Gardens. The Company entered the television broadcasting business in 1948. Today Meredith engages in magazine publishing and related brand licensing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing, interactive media, and video production related operations. The Company operates two business segments: national media and local media. The national media segment includes magazine publishing, brand licensing, integrated marketing, interactive media, database-related activities, and other related operations. The local media segment consists of the operations of network-affiliated television stations, related interactive media operations, and video production related operations. The local media segment consists of 12 network-affiliated television stations located across the United States (U.S.) in mostly fast growing markets and a national video creation unit. Local media's digital presence includes 20 websites and mobile websites and 36 apps focused on news, sports, and weather-related information. The national media segment includes national consumer media brands delivered via multiple media platforms, brand licensing activities, and business-to-business marketing products and services.It focuses on the home and family market. It is a publisher of magazines serving women. In fiscal 2013, it published twenty subscription magazines, including Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, Ladies' Home Journal, Parents, FamilyFun, American Baby, EveryDay with Rachael Ray, and Fitness, and approximately 120 special interest publications. Twenty of its brands are also available as digital editions on various platforms. The national media segment's extensive digital media presence consists of over 40 websites, almost 30 mobile-optimized websites, and about 30 applications. The national media segment also includes digital and customer relationship marketing, which provides specialized marketing products and services to some of America's companies; a large consumer database; brand licensing activities; and other related operations. The Company's magazines and related publishing products and services compete with other mass media, including the internet and many other leisure-time activities. Competition for advertising dollars is based on advertising rates, circulation levels, reader demographics, advertiser results, and sales team effectiveness. Competition for readers is based on editorial content, marketing skills, price, and customer service. The ownership, operation, and sale of broadcast television and radio stations, including those licensed to the Company, are subject to the jurisdiction of the FCC, which engages in extensive regulation of the broadcasting industry under authority granted by the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (Communications Act), including auth
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