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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 0.04
MDPEB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
56% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. MDPEB: 0.04 )
MDPEB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 4.38
Current: 0.04

0
4.38
Equity to Asset 0.38
MDPEB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. MDPEB: 0.38 )
MDPEB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 0.45
Current: 0.38

0.25
0.45
Interest Coverage 15.68
MDPEB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
66% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.68 vs. MDPEB: 15.68 )
MDPEB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.55   Max: 88.15
Current: 15.68

3.55
88.15
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.21
M-Score: -2.57
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 14.33
MDPEB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.41 vs. MDPEB: 14.33 )
MDPEB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -9.59   Max: 18.72
Current: 14.33

-9.59
18.72
Net-margin (%) 8.40
MDPEB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. MDPEB: 8.40 )
MDPEB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.6   Max: 11.14
Current: 8.4

-7.6
11.14
ROE (%) 14.47
MDPEB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.84 vs. MDPEB: 14.47 )
MDPEB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -17.57   Max: 29.15
Current: 14.47

-17.57
29.15
ROA (%) 5.78
MDPEB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. MDPEB: 5.78 )
MDPEB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.41   Max: 12.52
Current: 5.78

-6.41
12.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 113.16
MDPEB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 21.88 vs. MDPEB: 113.16 )
MDPEB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -70.63   Max: 137.16
Current: 113.16

-70.63
137.16
Revenue Growth (%) 2.40
MDPEB's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. MDPEB: 2.40 )
MDPEB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.7   Max: 13.7
Current: 2.4

-2.7
13.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 2.60
MDPEB's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -5.80 vs. MDPEB: 2.60 )
MDPEB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -9.6   Max: 30.7
Current: 2.6

-9.6
30.7
EPS Growth (%) 5.70
MDPEB's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -4.50 vs. MDPEB: 5.70 )
MDPEB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.3   Max: 24.5
Current: 5.7

-12.3
24.5
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 19.70
MDPEB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 23.90 vs. MDPEB: 19.70 )
MDPEB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.97   Max: 32.75
Current: 19.7

4.97
32.75
P/B 2.40
MDPEB's P/B is ranked higher than
62% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. MDPEB: 2.40 )
MDPEB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 4.92
Current: 2.4

0.63
4.92
P/S 1.40
MDPEB's P/S is ranked higher than
64% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. MDPEB: 1.40 )
MDPEB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 2.48
Current: 1.4

0.36
2.48
PFCF 14.70
MDPEB's PFCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 28.17 vs. MDPEB: 14.70 )
MDPEB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.92   Max: 24.36
Current: 14.7

2.92
24.36
EV-to-EBIT 14.00
MDPEB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 18.65 vs. MDPEB: 14.00 )
MDPEB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 18.8
Current: 14

4.7
18.8
Shiller P/E 27.60
MDPEB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MDPEB: 27.60 )
MDPEB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.19   Max: 40.64
Current: 27.6

4.19
40.64
Current Ratio 0.91
MDPEB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. MDPEB: 0.91 )
MDPEB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 1.21
Current: 0.91

0.63
1.21
Quick Ratio 0.85
MDPEB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. MDPEB: 0.85 )
MDPEB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 1.1
Current: 0.85

0.57
1.1

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.50
MDPEB's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
69% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. MDPEB: 3.50 )
MDPEB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 7.71
Current: 3.5

0.74
7.71
Dividend Payout 1.06
MDPEB's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
86% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MDPEB: 1.06 )
MDPEB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 1.95
Current: 1.06

0.07
1.95
Dividend growth (3y) 20.20
MDPEB's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
90% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. MDPEB: 20.20 )
MDPEB' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 20.2
Current: 20.2

6.1
20.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.81
MDPEB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
86% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. MDPEB: 7.81 )
MDPEB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.65   Max: 17.19
Current: 7.81

1.65
17.19
Share Buyback Rate 0.30
MDPEB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
85% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. MDPEB: 0.30 )
MDPEB' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.8   Max: -0.4
Current: 0.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
MDPEB's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. MDPEB: 1.00 )
MDPEB' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 132.04
Current: 1

0.29
132.04
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
MDPEB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MDPEB: 1.10 )
MDPEB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 1.96
Current: 1.1

0.38
1.96
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.10
MDPEB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
66% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. MDPEB: 7.10 )
MDPEB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.3   Max: 21.1
Current: 7.1

5.3
21.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.47
MDPEB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
74% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.49 vs. MDPEB: 6.47 )
MDPEB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.2   Max: 36
Current: 6.47

-0.2
36

Business Description

Industry: Publishing » Publishing
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Traded in other countries:MDP.USA, MEZ.Germany
Meredith Corporation 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), includi

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