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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.20
SSP's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
73% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SSP: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SSP' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.10 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.2
Equity to Asset 0.53
SSP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. SSP: 0.53 )
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: 0.53
0.45
0.73
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.84
M-Score: -1.85
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -1.39
SSP's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.33 vs. SSP: -1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SSP' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -83.97  Med: 3.71 Max: 27.15
Current: -1.39
-83.97
27.15
Net-margin (%) -4.03
SSP's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.94 vs. SSP: -4.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SSP' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.51  Med: 0.58 Max: 29.95
Current: -4.03
-51.51
29.95
ROE (%) -6.68
SSP's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. SSP: -6.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SSP' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.04  Med: 0.96 Max: 25.62
Current: -6.68
-41.04
25.62
ROA (%) -3.52
SSP's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. SSP: -3.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SSP' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.35  Med: 0.51 Max: 16.17
Current: -3.52
-22.35
16.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -6.13
SSP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.25 vs. SSP: -6.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SSP' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -104.21  Med: 6.17 Max: 72.35
Current: -6.13
-104.21
72.35
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.00
SSP's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SSP: 6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SSP' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.1  Med: 0.90 Max: 12.7
Current: 6
-24.1
12.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 63.30
SSP's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. SSP: 63.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SSP' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.1  Med: 5.65 Max: 63.3
Current: 63.3
-34.1
63.3
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

SSP Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 8,851 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 506,400 sh (+0.32%)
Chuck Royce 564,253 sh (-3.26%)
Murray Stahl 124,447 sh (-3.66%)
John Keeley 2,022,764 sh (-5.68%)
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Q2 2015

SSP Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 248,583 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 4,669,316 sh (+822.06%)
Paul Tudor Jones 23,147 sh (+161.52%)
Murray Stahl 193,329 sh (+55.35%)
Chuck Royce 601,733 sh (+6.64%)
John Keeley 1,872,014 sh (-7.45%)
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Q3 2015

SSP Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Mario Gabelli 5,732,100 sh (+22.76%)
Chuck Royce 708,840 sh (+17.80%)
John Keeley 1,971,404 sh (+5.31%)
Murray Stahl 190,006 sh (-1.72%)
Paul Tudor Jones 21,800 sh (-5.82%)
Jim Simons 137,883 sh (-44.53%)
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Q4 2015

SSP Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Mario Gabelli 5,821,181 sh (+1.55%)
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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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Keeley All-Cap Value Fund Comments on EW Scripps Co. Guru stock highlight
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. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 13.09
SSP's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
59% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 14.79 vs. SSP: 13.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.60
SSP's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 570 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. SSP: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SSP' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.81 Max: 2.85
Current: 1.6
0.07
2.85
P/S 1.18
SSP's P/S is ranked higher than
64% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. SSP: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SSP' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.61 Max: 1.61
Current: 1.18
0.05
1.61
PFCF 851.00
SSP's PFCF is ranked lower than
99% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 18.38 vs. SSP: 851.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SSP' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 8.15 Max: 1103
Current: 851
0.22
1103
POCF 51.58
SSP's POCF is ranked lower than
94% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 12.08 vs. SSP: 51.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SSP' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 4.43 Max: 81.63
Current: 51.58
0.17
81.63
EV-to-EBITDA 40.15
SSP's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
91% of the 506 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9.92 vs. SSP: 40.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SSP' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.2  Med: 5.00 Max: 50
Current: 40.15
-2.2
50
Current Ratio 2.64
SSP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. SSP: 2.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SSP' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.83 Max: 3.55
Current: 2.64
0.5
3.55
Quick Ratio 2.64
SSP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. SSP: 2.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SSP' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.77 Max: 3.5
Current: 2.64
0.49
3.5
Days Inventory 7.69
SSP's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
58% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 14.74 vs. SSP: 7.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SSP' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.18  Med: 15.87 Max: 32.59
Current: 7.69
7.18
32.59
Days Sales Outstanding 54.94
SSP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 72.10 vs. SSP: 54.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SSP' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 51.94  Med: 74.75 Max: 190.34
Current: 54.94
51.94
190.34
Days Payable 39.27
SSP's Days Payable is ranked lower than
56% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 45.60 vs. SSP: 39.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SSP' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.17  Med: 72.96 Max: 155.34
Current: 39.27
25.17
155.34

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Projected FCF 1.29
SSP's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
52% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. SSP: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SSP' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.16 Max: 1.71
Current: 1.29
0.02
1.71
Price/Median PS Value 1.64
SSP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
80% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. SSP: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SSP' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.50 Max: 2.6
Current: 1.64
0.13
2.6
Price/Graham Number 4.82
SSP's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
85% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. SSP: 4.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
SSP' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.70 Max: 9.98
Current: 4.82
0.17
9.98
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -1.34
SSP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. SSP: -1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SSP' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.34  Med: 9.50 Max: 61.9
Current: -1.34
-1.34
61.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 9.50
SSP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9.94 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: 4.2  Med: 47.70 Max: 875.5
Current: 9.5
4.2
875.5

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $1123
EPS $ -0.49
Beta2.03
Short Percentage of Float13.62%
52-Week Range $15.74 - 26.50
Shares Outstanding(Mil)83.87

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 783 1,018 965 1,172
EPS($) -0.19 1.73 1.30 2.68
EPS without NRI($) -0.19 1.73 1.30 2.68

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Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Broadcasting - TV
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Traded in other countries:SQ6B.Germany,
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.
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