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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 1.11
SSP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
67% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. SSP: 1.11 )
SSP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 241.09
Current: 1.11

0.01
241.09
Equity to Asset 0.57
SSP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. SSP: 0.57 )
SSP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 0.72
Current: 0.57

0.45
0.72
Interest Coverage 1.31
SSP's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
59% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 27.56 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: 3
Z-Score: 2.63
M-Score: -2.55
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 1.67
SSP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.68 vs. SSP: 1.67 )
SSP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -83.97   Max: 27.15
Current: 1.67

-83.97
27.15
Net-margin (%) -0.06
SSP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. SSP: -0.06 )
SSP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -51.51   Max: 29.95
Current: -0.06

-51.51
29.95
ROE (%) -0.09
SSP's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.33 vs. SSP: -0.09 )
SSP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -80.56   Max: 22.16
Current: -0.09

-80.56
22.16
ROA (%) -0.05
SSP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. SSP: -0.05 )
SSP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -43.76   Max: 15.77
Current: -0.05

-43.76
15.77
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3.22
SSP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 21.88 vs. SSP: 3.22 )
SSP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -155.83   Max: 67.39
Current: 3.22

-155.83
67.39
Revenue Growth (%) 2.00
SSP's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. SSP: 2.00 )
SSP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -24.1   Max: 12.7
Current: 2

-24.1
12.7
EBITDA Growth (%) -13.70
SSP's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -5.80 vs. SSP: -13.70 )
SSP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -34.1   Max: 21.3
Current: -13.7

-34.1
21.3
» SSP's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

SSP Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 237,300 sh (+86.55%)
Mario Gabelli 531,700 sh (-2.21%)
Murray Stahl 168,126 sh (-3.03%)
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Q2 2013

SSP Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 12,622 sh (New)
Jim Simons 354,600 sh (+49.43%)
Mario Gabelli 539,200 sh (+1.41%)
Murray Stahl 163,986 sh (-2.46%)
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Q3 2013

SSP Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 554,400 sh (New)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 538,200 sh (-0.19%)
Murray Stahl 158,379 sh (-3.42%)
Jim Simons 48,500 sh (-86.32%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SSP

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.12%$6.46 - $8.94 $ 16.83113%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 35.97%0.03%$6.79 - $9.78 $ 16.83108%102973
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Reduce -23.86%0.07%$8.08 - $9.99 $ 16.8386%75731
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 Add 154.25%0.18%$8.94 - $10.46 $ 16.8375%99459
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -51.85%0.05%$8.94 - $10.46 $ 16.8375%679867
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 1.70
SSP's P/B is ranked higher than
56% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. SSP: 1.70 )
SSP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 2.3
Current: 1.7

0.07
2.3
P/S 1.20
SSP's P/S is ranked lower than
51% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. SSP: 1.20 )
SSP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 1.67
Current: 1.2

0.05
1.67
PFCF 73.20
SSP's PFCF is ranked lower than
61% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.71 vs. SSP: 73.20 )
SSP' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 160.67
Current: 73.2

0.24
160.67
EV-to-EBIT 66.70
SSP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
71% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.14 vs. SSP: 66.70 )
SSP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2   Max: 90.7
Current: 66.7

2
90.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.50
SSP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
50% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. SSP: 2.50 )
SSP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 7.39
Current: 2.5

0.22
7.39
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
SSP's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
64% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. SSP: 0.80 )
SSP' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.99
Current: 0.8

0.03
0.99
Price/Median PS Value 2.30
SSP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
78% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SSP: 2.30 )
SSP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 3.02
Current: 2.3

0.26
3.02
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.50
SSP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
61% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. SSP: 1.50 )
SSP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 50.7
Current: 1.5

1.1
50.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.07
SSP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9.26 vs. SSP: 14.07 )
SSP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 13   Max: 101.6
Current: 14.07

13
101.6

Business Description

Industry: Publishing » Publishing
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E.W. Scripps Company is a media conglomerate founded by Edward Willis Scripps in 1922. The company has interest in television stations, newspapers, and digital local media sites. Its media properties includes: 19 television stations, including ten ABC-affiliated stations, three NBC affiliates, one independent station and five Azteca affiliates; daily and community newspapers in 13 markets and the Washington, D.C.-based Scripps Media Center, home of the Scripps Howard News Service; and United Media, a syndicator of select news features and comics. Its business is segmented into tree areas - Television, Newspaper and Syndication and other. Television segment includes ten ABC affiliates, three NBC affiliates, one independent station and five Azteca affiliates. Its television stations reach approximately 13% of the nation's television households. Television stations earn revenue primarily from the sale of advertising time to local and national advertisers. Newspaper segment includes daily and community newspapers in 13 markets in the U.S. Newspapers earn revenue primarily from the sale of advertising space to local and national advertisers and from the sale of newspapers to readers. Syndication and other primarily include certain digital operations outside newspaper and television markets and syndication of news features and comics and other features for the newspaper industry.

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