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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.63
SSP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
69% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. SSP: 0.63 )
SSP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.63

Equity to Asset 0.55
SSP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
75% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. SSP: 0.55 )
SSP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 0.73
Current: 0.55

0.46
0.73
Interest Coverage 1.31
SSP's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
58% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 27.10 vs. SSP: 1.31 )
SSP' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.31   Max: 21.45
Current: 1.31

1.31
21.45
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.72
M-Score: -2.60
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 2.24
SSP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.18 vs. SSP: 2.24 )
SSP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -78.82   Max: 27.47
Current: 2.24

-78.82
27.47
Net-margin (%) 0.32
SSP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. SSP: 0.32 )
SSP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -47.57   Max: 16.8
Current: 0.32

-47.57
16.8
ROE (%) 0.50
SSP's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.11 vs. SSP: 0.50 )
SSP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -41.04   Max: 25.62
Current: 0.5

-41.04
25.62
ROA (%) 0.28
SSP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. SSP: 0.28 )
SSP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -22.35   Max: 16.17
Current: 0.28

-22.35
16.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.67
SSP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.75 vs. SSP: 4.67 )
SSP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -101.11   Max: 72.36
Current: 4.67

-101.11
72.36
Revenue Growth (%) 2.00
SSP's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. SSP: 2.00 )
SSP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -33.3   Max: 16.7
Current: 2

-33.3
16.7
EBITDA Growth (%) -13.70
SSP's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -5.80 vs. SSP: -13.70 )
SSP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -45   Max: 17.6
Current: -13.7

-45
17.6
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

SSP Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 736,559 sh (+32.86%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 537,700 sh (-0.09%)
Murray Stahl 156,762 sh (-1.02%)
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Q1 2014

SSP Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 19,311 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 11,008 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 771,559 sh (+4.75%)
Mario Gabelli 534,800 sh (-0.54%)
Murray Stahl 151,449 sh (-3.39%)
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Q2 2014

SSP Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 15,232 sh (New)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Murray Stahl 150,012 sh (-0.95%)
Mario Gabelli 528,300 sh (-1.22%)
Chuck Royce 639,159 sh (-17.16%)
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Q3 2014

SSP Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 32,100 sh (New)
John Keeley 1,990,790 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 520,800 sh (-1.42%)
Chuck Royce 584,403 sh (-8.57%)
Murray Stahl 129,357 sh (-13.77%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SSP

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Keeley 2014-09-30 New Buy0.66%$17.59 - $21.76 $ 19.35-3%1990790
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Sold Out $17.59 - $21.76 $ 19.35-3%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy$16.06 - $21.01 $ 19.354%15232
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.12%$6.46 - $8.94 $ 19.35145%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 35.97%0.03%$6.79 - $9.78 $ 19.35139%102973
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 387.00
SSP's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
62% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 26.30 vs. SSP: 387.00 )
SSP' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.31   Max: 985.5
Current: 387

1.31
985.5
P/B 2.00
SSP's P/B is ranked higher than
66% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. SSP: 2.00 )
SSP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 2.29
Current: 2

0.1
2.29
P/S 1.30
SSP's P/S is ranked higher than
67% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. SSP: 1.30 )
SSP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1.49
Current: 1.3

0.03
1.49
PFCF 18.10
SSP's PFCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 71.37 vs. SSP: 18.10 )
SSP' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 160.67
Current: 18.1

0.28
160.67
EV-to-EBIT 62.04
SSP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
63% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 20.48 vs. SSP: 62.04 )
SSP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -1333.7   Max: 163.6
Current: 62.04

-1333.7
163.6
Current Ratio 2.12
SSP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. SSP: 2.12 )
SSP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 3.55
Current: 2.12

0.5
3.55
Quick Ratio 2.07
SSP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. SSP: 2.07 )
SSP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 3.5
Current: 2.07

0.49
3.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Tangible Book 4.59
SSP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
72% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 18.41 vs. SSP: 4.59 )
SSP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 25.4
Current: 4.59

0.2
25.4
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.25
SSP's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. SSP: 1.25 )
SSP' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 1.37
Current: 1.25

0.02
1.37
Price/Median PS Value 3.90
SSP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. SSP: 3.90 )
SSP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 4.57
Current: 3.9

0.16
4.57
Price/Graham Number 9.58
SSP's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
72% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SSP: 9.58 )
SSP' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 9.9
Current: 9.58

0.13
9.9
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.60
SSP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
62% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. SSP: 1.60 )
SSP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 53
Current: 1.6

0.6
53
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 7.17
SSP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. SSP: 7.17 )
SSP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 8   Max: 748.7
Current: 7.17

8
748.7

Business Description

Industry: Publishing » Publishing
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E.W. Scripps Company 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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