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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.03
MDPEB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
93% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. MDPEB: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MDPEB' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.05 Max: 4.38
Current: 0.03
0
4.38
Equity to Asset 0.36
MDPEB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
73% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. MDPEB: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MDPEB' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.36 Max: 0.45
Current: 0.36
0.25
0.45
Interest Coverage 13.95
MDPEB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.24 vs. MDPEB: 13.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MDPEB' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.82  Med: 12.51 Max: 17.37
Current: 13.95
8.82
17.37
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.18
M-Score: -2.55
WACC vs ROIC
8.37%
10.38%
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 (%) 17.71
MDPEB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.05 vs. MDPEB: 17.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MDPEB' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.59  Med: 14.76 Max: 17.84
Current: 17.71
-9.59
17.84
Net-margin (%) 10.19
MDPEB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.79 vs. MDPEB: 10.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MDPEB' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.6  Med: 8.45 Max: 10.05
Current: 10.19
-7.6
10.05
ROE (%) 17.37
MDPEB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.88 vs. MDPEB: 17.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MDPEB' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.33  Med: 15.50 Max: 21.45
Current: 17.37
-15.33
21.45
ROA (%) 5.86
MDPEB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. MDPEB: 5.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MDPEB' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.74  Med: 6.04 Max: 8.2
Current: 5.86
-5.74
8.2
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 127.00
MDPEB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.82 vs. MDPEB: 127.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MDPEB' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -68.77  Med: 105.88 Max: 138.01
Current: 127
-68.77
138.01
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.80
MDPEB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. MDPEB: 4.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MDPEB' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.9  Med: 3.10 Max: 14.3
Current: 4.8
-2.9
14.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.00
MDPEB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. MDPEB: 9.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MDPEB' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10  Med: 4.30 Max: 21.8
Current: 9
-10
21.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 9.30
MDPEB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. MDPEB: 9.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MDPEB' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.8  Med: 6.30 Max: 19.8
Current: 9.3
-12.8
19.8
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Business Description

Industry: Publishing » Publishing
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Traded in other countries:MEZ.Germany, MDP.USA,
Meredith Corp is a diversified media company focused on the home and family marketplace. The Company operates two business segments: local media and national media.

Meredith Corp was incorporated in 1902 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. The Company is a diversified media company focused on the home and family marketplace. 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 16 owned television stations and one operated television station located across the United States (U.S.) in mostly fast growing markets with related digital and mobile media assets. Local media's digital presence includes 13 websites, 13 mobile-optimized websites, and 38 applications (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. The Company published twenty subscription magazines, including Parents, Family Circle, Allrecipes, EveryDay with Rachael Ray, Martha Stewart Living, Shape, andFamilyFun, and approximately 130 special interest publications. Twenty-two of its brands are also available as digital editions on various platforms. The national media segment's extensive digital media presence consists of nearly 50 websites, almost 30 mobile-optimized websites, and nearly 20 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 authority to promulgate rules and regulations governing broadcasting.

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 9.68
MDPEB's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
51% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.24 vs. MDPEB: 9.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MDPEB' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.95  Med: 16.11 Max: 21.2
Current: 9.68
4.95
21.2
Forward P/E 13.72
MDPEB's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
61% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.59 vs. MDPEB: 13.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 9.68
MDPEB's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
52% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.03 vs. MDPEB: 9.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MDPEB' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5  Med: 15.87 Max: 21.2
Current: 9.68
5
21.2
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 7.08
MDPEB's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
63% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.53 vs. MDPEB: 7.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
MDPEB' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.52  Med: 10.95 Max: 18.09
Current: 7.08
2.52
18.09
P/B 1.56
MDPEB's P/B is ranked lower than
72% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. MDPEB: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MDPEB' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 2.22 Max: 3.96
Current: 1.56
0.63
3.96
P/S 0.99
MDPEB's P/S is ranked lower than
66% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. MDPEB: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MDPEB' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 1.26 Max: 2
Current: 0.99
0.36
2
PFCF 7.49
MDPEB's PFCF is ranked lower than
52% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 10.49 vs. MDPEB: 7.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MDPEB' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.95  Med: 10.69 Max: 24.49
Current: 7.49
2.95
24.49
POCF 6.67
MDPEB's POCF is ranked lower than
52% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 10.11 vs. MDPEB: 6.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MDPEB' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.51  Med: 9.30 Max: 19.1
Current: 6.67
2.51
19.1
EV-to-EBIT 8.16
MDPEB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
53% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 11.56 vs. MDPEB: 8.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MDPEB' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.6  Med: 10.30 Max: 15.6
Current: 8.16
-15.6
15.6
EV-to-EBITDA 6.44
MDPEB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
52% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9.22 vs. MDPEB: 6.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MDPEB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.6  Med: 8.00 Max: 11.6
Current: 6.44
-31.6
11.6
PEG 5.28
MDPEB's PEG is ranked lower than
82% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. MDPEB: 5.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
MDPEB' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 2.31 Max: 18.99
Current: 5.28
0.48
18.99
Shiller P/E 14.39
MDPEB's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
63% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.65 vs. MDPEB: 14.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MDPEB' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.32  Med: 18.45 Max: 32.58
Current: 14.39
5.32
32.58
Current Ratio 0.96
MDPEB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. MDPEB: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MDPEB' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 0.88 Max: 1.21
Current: 0.96
0.63
1.21
Quick Ratio 0.91
MDPEB's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. MDPEB: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MDPEB' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.1
Current: 0.91
0.57
1.1
Days Inventory 14.72
MDPEB's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
70% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 35.67 vs. MDPEB: 14.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MDPEB' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.69  Med: 17.16 Max: 27.8
Current: 14.72
14.69
27.8
Days Sales Outstanding 62.62
MDPEB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 73.52 vs. MDPEB: 62.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MDPEB' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 49.84  Med: 57.39 Max: 65.17
Current: 62.62
49.84
65.17
Days Payable 41.70
MDPEB's Days Payable is ranked lower than
66% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 80.68 vs. MDPEB: 41.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
MDPEB' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 41.87  Med: 49.90 Max: 69.79
Current: 41.7
41.87
69.79

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.70
MDPEB's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
57% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. MDPEB: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MDPEB' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.01  Med: 3.25 Max: 7.71
Current: 3.7
1.01
7.71
Dividend Payout 0.50
MDPEB's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
55% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. MDPEB: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MDPEB' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.26 Max: 1.91
Current: 0.5
0.09
1.91
Dividend Growth (3y) 8.30
MDPEB's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
71% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. MDPEB: 8.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
MDPEB' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.1  Med: 11.40 Max: 20.2
Current: 8.3
6.1
20.2
Forward Dividend Yield 3.89
MDPEB's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
55% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. MDPEB: 3.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.70
MDPEB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
89% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.71 vs. MDPEB: 7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MDPEB' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 6.77 Max: 16.05
Current: 7.7
2.1
16.05
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.10
MDPEB's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. MDPEB: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
MDPEB' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.5  Med: 0.60 Max: 2.9
Current: -0.1
-0.5
2.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Projected FCF 0.83
MDPEB's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
56% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. MDPEB: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MDPEB' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.97 Max: 114.89
Current: 0.83
0.29
114.89
Price/Median PS Value 0.99
MDPEB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
70% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. MDPEB: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MDPEB' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.28 Max: 2.03
Current: 0.99
0.42
2.03
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 12.31
MDPEB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. MDPEB: 12.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MDPEB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.4  Med: 9.30 Max: 21.2
Current: 12.31
6.4
21.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 10.45
MDPEB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.57 vs. MDPEB: 10.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MDPEB' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.4  Med: 11.50 Max: 36.9
Current: 10.45
6.4
36.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,640
EPS (TTM) $ 3.69
Beta0.53
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $41.00 - 52.00
Shares Outstanding (Mil)44.55

Analyst Estimate


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Jun16 Jun17 Jun18 Jun19
Revenue (Mil $) 1,706 1,769 1,802 1,849
EPS ($) 3.18 3.72 3.25 3.70
EPS w/o NRI ($) 3.18 3.72 3.25 3.70
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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