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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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history
Cash to Debt 0.24
SSP's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
74% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. SSP: 0.24 )
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: 0.24
Equity to Asset 0.55
SSP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
51% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 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
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.54
M-Score: -2.03
WACC vs ROIC
13.12%
-3.64%
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -8.02
SSP's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.77 vs. SSP: -8.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SSP' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -78.82  Med: 2.51 Max: 27.47
Current: -8.02
-78.82
27.47
Net-margin (%) -9.04
SSP's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.17 vs. SSP: -9.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SSP' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -47.57  Med: -0.06 Max: 16.8
Current: -9.04
-47.57
16.8
ROE (%) -8.73
SSP's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.64 vs. SSP: -8.73 )
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: -8.73
-41.04
25.62
ROA (%) -4.67
SSP's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. SSP: -4.67 )
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: -4.67
-22.35
16.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -17.05
SSP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.91 vs. SSP: -17.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SSP' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -118.59  Med: 3.65 Max: 74.06
Current: -17.05
-118.59
74.06
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -17.20
SSP's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. SSP: -17.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SSP' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.3  Med: 2.00 Max: 16.8
Current: -17.2
-33.3
16.8
» SSP's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-08-05)


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

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Guru Trades

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

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%)
John Keeley 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%)
John Keeley 1,370,400 sh (-25.17%)
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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.

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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Forward P/E 14.56
SSP's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
60% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.27 vs. SSP: 14.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.55
SSP's P/B is ranked higher than
56% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. SSP: 1.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SSP' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.85 Max: 2.85
Current: 1.55
0.07
2.85
P/S 1.74
SSP's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. SSP: 1.74 )
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: 1.74
0.05
3.79
POCF 82.17
SSP's POCF is ranked lower than
97% of the 254 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 11.04 vs. SSP: 82.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SSP' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 5.29 Max: 168.68
Current: 82.17
0.17
168.68
Current Ratio 2.99
SSP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. SSP: 2.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SSP' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.87 Max: 3.55
Current: 2.99
0.5
3.55
Quick Ratio 2.99
SSP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. SSP: 2.99 )
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: 2.99
0.49
3.5
Days Inventory 3.02
SSP's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
76% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.06 vs. SSP: 3.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SSP' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.62  Med: 15.46 Max: 25.28
Current: 3.02
3.62
25.28
Days Sales Outstanding 78.63
SSP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
58% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 67.96 vs. SSP: 78.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SSP' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 41.83  Med: 70.46 Max: 90.03
Current: 78.63
41.83
90.03
Days Payable 71.84
SSP's Days Payable is ranked higher than
59% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 50.00 vs. SSP: 71.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SSP' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.68  Med: 53.69 Max: 116.09
Current: 71.84
33.68
116.09

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 1.26
SSP's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. SSP: 1.26 )
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: 1.26
0.02
1.69
Price/Median PS Value 2.79
SSP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
91% of the 391 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SSP: 2.79 )
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: 2.79
0.12
4.96
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -3.74
SSP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. SSP: -3.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SSP' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.68  Med: 9.95 Max: 48.4
Current: -3.74
-3.68
48.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -8.51
SSP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.77 vs. SSP: -8.51 )
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: 48.70 Max: 875.5
Current: -8.51
-9.7
875.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $802.1
EPS (TTM) $ -0.84
Beta1.79
Short Percentage of Float13.70%
52-Week Range $14.52 - 22.91
Shares Outstanding (Mil)84.02

Analyst Estimate


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Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 1,019 945 1,144
EPS ($) 1.18 0.41 1.54
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.18 0.41 1.54
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
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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