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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 0.17
NYSE:SSP's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
79% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. NYSE:SSP: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NYSE:SSP' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.1 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.17
Equity to Asset 0.55
NYSE:SSP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
54% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. NYSE:SSP: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NYSE: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
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.48
M-Score: -2.75
WACC vs ROIC
13.13%
-1.18%
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 : 3/10

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Operating margin (%) -3.05
NYSE:SSP's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.01 vs. NYSE:SSP: -3.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NYSE:SSP' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -83.97  Med: 2.01 Max: 16.5
Current: -3.05
-83.97
16.5
Net-margin (%) -3.56
NYSE:SSP's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.48 vs. NYSE:SSP: -3.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NYSE:SSP' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.51  Med: -0.13 Max: 29.95
Current: -3.56
-51.51
29.95
ROE (%) -3.26
NYSE:SSP's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.53 vs. NYSE:SSP: -3.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NYSE:SSP' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.04  Med: -0.08 Max: 25.62
Current: -3.26
-41.04
25.62
ROA (%) -1.76
NYSE:SSP's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. NYSE:SSP: -1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NYSE:SSP' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.35  Med: -0.05 Max: 16.17
Current: -1.76
-22.35
16.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -6.98
NYSE:SSP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 18.17 vs. NYSE:SSP: -6.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NYSE:SSP' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -104.21  Med: 1.55 Max: 21.85
Current: -6.98
-104.21
21.85
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -17.20
NYSE:SSP's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. NYSE:SSP: -17.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:SSP' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.1  Med: -9.4 Max: 12.7
Current: -17.2
-24.1
12.7
» NYSE:SSP's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-11-06)


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

SSP Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Mario Gabelli 5,732,100 sh (+22.76%)
Chuck Royce 708,840 sh (+17.80%)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 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

Chuck Royce 1,007,510 sh (+42.14%)
Mario Gabelli 5,821,181 sh (+1.55%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Murray Stahl 189,860 sh (-0.08%)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 1,831,255 sh (-7.11%)
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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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Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Broadcasting - TV
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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.

Ratios

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Forward P/E 35.97
SSP's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
90% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.75 vs. SSP: 35.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 110.42
SSP's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
90% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.63 vs. SSP: 110.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
SSP' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 4.68 Max: 182.57
Current: 110.42
1.05
182.57
P/B 1.44
SSP's P/B is ranked higher than
64% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. SSP: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SSP' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.86 Max: 2.85
Current: 1.44
0.07
2.85
P/S 1.57
SSP's P/S is ranked higher than
59% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. SSP: 1.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SSP' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.63 Max: 3.79
Current: 1.57
0.05
3.79
PFCF 15.92
SSP's PFCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.72 vs. SSP: 15.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SSP' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 9.38 Max: 415.08
Current: 15.92
0.22
415.08
POCF 11.84
SSP's POCF is ranked lower than
55% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 11.00 vs. SSP: 11.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SSP' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 5.53 Max: 168.68
Current: 11.84
0.17
168.68
EV-to-EBITDA 49.60
SSP's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
90% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 10.54 vs. SSP: 49.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SSP' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -283.5  Med: 5.1 Max: 149.1
Current: 49.6
-283.5
149.1
Current Ratio 2.65
SSP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. SSP: 2.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SSP' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.89 Max: 3.55
Current: 2.65
0.5
3.55
Quick Ratio 2.65
SSP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. SSP: 2.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SSP' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.78 Max: 3.5
Current: 2.65
0.49
3.5
Days Inventory 2.77
SSP's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
78% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.02 vs. SSP: 2.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SSP' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.77  Med: 19.11 Max: 44.01
Current: 2.77
2.77
44.01
Days Sales Outstanding 84.43
SSP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
60% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 74.16 vs. SSP: 84.43 )
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: 84.43
51.94
190.34
Days Payable 69.01
SSP's Days Payable is ranked higher than
64% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 46.90 vs. SSP: 69.01 )
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: 69.01
40.36
155.34

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -14.70
SSP's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: -3.50 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/Projected FCF 1.06
SSP's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
62% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. SSP: 1.06 )
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: 1.69
Current: 1.06
0.02
1.69
Price/Median PS Value 2.48
SSP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
89% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. SSP: 2.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SSP' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.48 Max: 4.96
Current: 2.48
0.12
4.96
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -1.59
SSP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. SSP: -1.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SSP' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.6  Med: 9.9 Max: 48.4
Current: -1.59
-1.6
48.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -7.86
SSP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.84 vs. SSP: -7.86 )
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: 49 Max: 875.5
Current: -7.86
-9.7
875.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $831.8
EPS (TTM) $ -0.34
Beta1.80
Short Percentage of Float13.47%
52-Week Range $14.52 - 22.91
Shares Outstanding (Mil)83.54

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 1,003 945 1,139 1,078
EPS ($) 1.12 0.44 1.54 0.83
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.12 0.44 1.54 0.83
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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