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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
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Cash-to-Debt 0.22
SSP's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
72% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. SSP: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
SSP' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.1 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.22
Equity-to-Asset 0.55
SSP's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
54% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. SSP: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
SSP' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.55 Max: 0.73
Current: 0.55
0.45
0.73
Interest Coverage 1.50
SSP's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
90% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 23.68 vs. SSP: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SSP' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.5  Med: 3.57 Max: 8.61
Current: 1.5
1.5
8.61
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 1.99
Beneish M-Score: -2.60
WACC vs ROIC
14.98%
1.86%
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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Operating Margin % 3.12
SSP's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
61% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.52 vs. SSP: 3.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
SSP' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -83.97  Med: 2.01 Max: 16.5
Current: 3.12
-83.97
16.5
Net Margin % 0.84
SSP's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
61% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.71 vs. SSP: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
SSP' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.51  Med: -0.13 Max: 29.95
Current: 0.84
-51.51
29.95
ROE % -0.92
SSP's ROE % is ranked lower than
68% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.95 vs. SSP: -0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
SSP' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.04  Med: -0.08 Max: 25.62
Current: -0.92
-41.04
25.62
ROA % 0.44
SSP's ROA % is ranked lower than
60% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. SSP: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
SSP' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.35  Med: -0.05 Max: 16.17
Current: 0.44
-22.35
16.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 6.67
SSP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
64% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.74 vs. SSP: 6.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
SSP' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -104.21  Med: 1.55 Max: 21.85
Current: 6.67
-104.21
21.85
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -17.20
SSP's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
80% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. SSP: -17.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
SSP' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.1  Med: -9.4 Max: 12.1
Current: -17.2
-24.1
12.1
GuruFocus has detected 2 Warning Signs with The E W Scripps Co $SSP.
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

SSP Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 109,283 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 5,997,919 sh (+3.04%)
Murray Stahl 176,943 sh (-6.80%)
Chuck Royce 853,650 sh (-15.27%)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 1,370,400 sh (-25.17%)
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Q2 2016

SSP Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Mario Gabelli 7,740,518 sh (+29.05%)
Chuck Royce 1,010,910 sh (+18.42%)
Keeley Asset Management Corp Sold Out
Jim Simons 93,281 sh (-14.64%)
Murray Stahl 142,106 sh (-19.69%)
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Q3 2016

SSP Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Joel Greenblatt 10,089 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 7,766,807 sh (+0.34%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Murray Stahl 141,006 sh (-0.77%)
Chuck Royce 759,980 sh (-24.82%)
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Q4 2016

SSP Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 26,230 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 22,547 sh (+123.48%)
Mario Gabelli 7,876,290 sh (+1.41%)
Murray Stahl 139,722 sh (-0.91%)
Chuck Royce 480,210 sh (-36.81%)
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Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Broadcasting - TV    NAICS: 515120    SIC: 4833
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The E W Scripps Co is a media enterprise with interests in television stations, newspapers, and local and national digital media sites. It operates in three segments namely television, newspaper and syndication.

The E W Scripps Co was incorporated in Ohio in 1922. The Company is a media enterprise with interests in television stations, newspapers, and local and national digital media sites. The Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, print and digital media brands. It owns 19 local television stations, as well as daily newspapers in 13 markets across the United States. The Company also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses including digital video news service Newsy. The Company also produces television programming; run an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C. The Company operates in three segments namely television, newspaper and syndication. The television segment includes 10 ABC affiliates, three NBC affiliates, one independent station that it operates as a duopoly with its Kansas City NBC affiliate and five Azteca America affiliates. The television stations reach approximately 13% of the nation's households. The newspaper segment includes daily and community newspapers in 13 markets across the United States. Newspapers earn from the sale of advertising space to local and national advertisers and newspaper subscription fees. Syndication and other includes certain digital operations outside its television and newspaper markets and syndication of news features and comics and other features for the newspaper industry.

Guru Investment Theses on The E W Scripps Co

Keeley All-Cap Value Fund Comments on EW Scripps Co. - Sep 17, 2015

Two names in the consumer discretionary sector found themselves in our top five detractors but we continue to view them both favorably. The first, EW Scripps Co. (NYSE:SSP) declined over 8 percent and cost the Fund 22 basis points in performance. During the quarter, SSP merged with Journal Communications and then spun out its digital broadcasting business, which we retained, and its newspaper publishing business, which we sold. Costs to implement the restructuring (merger and spins) were slightly higher than projected but we remain very optimistic long term about the broadcasting business.



From the Keeley All-Cap Value Fund Second Quarter 2015 Commentary.



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Ratios

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history
PE Ratio 225.30
SSP's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 19.84 vs. SSP: 225.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
SSP' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.21  Med: 18.49 Max: 910
Current: 225.3
1.21
910
Forward PE Ratio 56.82
SSP's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 18.55 vs. SSP: 56.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 250.32
SSP's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
96% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 19.76 vs. SSP: 250.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
SSP' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.21  Med: 22.87 Max: 282.33
Current: 250.32
1.21
282.33
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 55.91
SSP's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
85% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.01 vs. SSP: 55.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
SSP' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 7.25 Max: 182.57
Current: 55.91
1.05
182.57
PB Ratio 2.01
SSP's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. SSP: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
SSP' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.9 Max: 2.85
Current: 2.01
0.07
2.85
PS Ratio 2.12
SSP's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. SSP: 2.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SSP' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.65 Max: 3.79
Current: 2.12
0.05
3.79
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 24.68
SSP's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
69% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.33 vs. SSP: 24.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
SSP' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 10.53 Max: 415.08
Current: 24.68
0.22
415.08
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 17.72
SSP's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
79% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 10.26 vs. SSP: 17.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
SSP' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 7.06 Max: 168.68
Current: 17.72
0.17
168.68
EV-to-EBIT 88.44
SSP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
91% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.08 vs. SSP: 88.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SSP' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1363.7  Med: 4.5 Max: 1054
Current: 88.44
-1363.7
1054
EV-to-EBITDA 26.30
SSP's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
80% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9.75 vs. SSP: 26.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SSP' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -283.5  Med: 5.2 Max: 149.1
Current: 26.3
-283.5
149.1
Current Ratio 2.73
SSP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. SSP: 2.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SSP' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.9 Max: 3.55
Current: 2.73
0.5
3.55
Quick Ratio 2.73
SSP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. SSP: 2.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SSP' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.79 Max: 3.5
Current: 2.73
0.49
3.5
Days Sales Outstanding 77.44
SSP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
58% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 67.59 vs. SSP: 77.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SSP' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 51.94  Med: 85.71 Max: 190.34
Current: 77.44
51.94
190.34
Days Payable 61.92
SSP's Days Payable is ranked higher than
54% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 53.32 vs. SSP: 61.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SSP' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 40.36  Med: 96.49 Max: 155.34
Current: 61.92
40.36
155.34

Buy Back

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industry
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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -14.70
SSP's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 vs. SSP: -14.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SSP' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.7  Med: -0.3 Max: 1.3
Current: -14.7
-14.7
1.3

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.54
SSP's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
53% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. SSP: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
SSP' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.16 Max: 1.69
Current: 1.54
0.02
1.69
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 3.26
SSP's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
93% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. SSP: 3.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
SSP' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.48 Max: 4.81
Current: 3.26
0.12
4.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 1.14
SSP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
65% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. SSP: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SSP' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 7.4 Max: 45.2
Current: 1.14
0.1
45.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -9.50
SSP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
80% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9.41 vs. SSP: -9.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
SSP' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.7  Med: 50.8 Max: 875.5
Current: -9.5
-9.7
875.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $875.2
EPS (TTM) $ 0.10
Beta1.92
Short Percentage of Float8.33%
52-Week Range $12.16 - 21.91
Shares Outstanding (Mil)82.90

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 949 931 1,089 1,066
EPS ($) 0.93 0.38 1.13 0.65
EPS without NRI ($) 0.93 0.38 1.13 0.65
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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CEOs Sell Vical, PhotoMedex, E.W. Scripps, Smart & Final Stores Jan 18 2016 
Sells and Additions in Third Quarter Have Greatest Impact on Mario Gabelli's Portfolio Oct 25 2015 
Keeley All-Cap Value Fund Comments on EW Scripps Co. Sep 17 2015 
Keeley All-Cap Value Fund Second Quarter 2015 Commentary Sep 16 2015 
KEELEY All Cap Value Fund First Quarter 2015 Commentary Jun 17 2015 
Weekly CFO Buys Highlight: SSP, BMTI, POL, ANAC, CYTX Mar 26 2012 
Weekly CFO Buys Highlight: SSP, HPOL, CYTX, AGYS, VRX, TPI Mar 19 2012 
Joseph Piotroski Picks: Part 1 Jun 14 2011 
SCRIPPS (E.W.) CO. (NEW) (SSP) President & CEO Richard A Boehne sells 33,076 Shares Dec 17 2010 
SCRIPPS (E.W.) CO. (NEW) (SSP) President & CEO Richard A Boehne sells 76,100 Shares Dec 15 2010 

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