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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 No Debt
TORSF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. TORSF: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
TORSF' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.11 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.52
TORSF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. TORSF: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
TORSF' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.78
Current: 0.52
0.33
0.78
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: -1.16
M-Score: -6.14
WACC vs ROIC
10.27%
-77.01%
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -53.07
TORSF's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.92 vs. TORSF: -53.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
TORSF' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.01  Med: 8.94 Max: 12.25
Current: -53.07
-45.01
12.25
Net-margin (%) -59.54
TORSF's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. TORSF: -59.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
TORSF' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.35  Med: 4.65 Max: 20.12
Current: -59.54
-51.35
20.12
ROE (%) -73.60
TORSF's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.41 vs. TORSF: -73.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
TORSF' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -62.88  Med: 9.45 Max: 33.86
Current: -73.6
-62.88
33.86
ROA (%) -50.86
TORSF's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. TORSF: -50.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
TORSF' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43.91  Med: 4.14 Max: 14.5
Current: -50.86
-43.91
14.5
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -283.36
TORSF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.75 vs. TORSF: -283.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
TORSF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -245.49  Med: 22.35 Max: 103.77
Current: -283.36
-245.49
103.77
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -19.30
TORSF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. TORSF: -19.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TORSF' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.3  Med: -0.20 Max: 11
Current: -19.3
-19.3
11
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Business Description

Industry: Publishing » Publishing
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Traded in other countries:TS.B.Canada,
Torstar Corp is engaged in the publishing of newspapers, books and websites. The Company operates in two business segments which includes Media segment and Book Publishing segment.

Torstar Corp was incorporated on February 6, 1958. The Company is a Canadian media and book publishing company. Its operating segment includes: Media and Book Publishing. The Media segment publishes four daily newspapers: the Toronto Star, The Hamilton Spectator, the Waterloo Region Record, and the Guelph Mercury. It also publishes over 100 community newspapers in Ontario; and it has a number of specialty publications, directories and consumer shows. In addition, the Company has a 90% interest in Free Daily News Group Inc. which publishes the English-language Metro newspapers in Canadian cities; and through a joint venture arrangement, the Company owns an interest in the Chinese-language Sing Tao Daily and its related publications in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary. The Media Segment derives its revenues from advertising, circulation, distribution, third-party printing and other. The Book Publishing Segment represents Harlequin, a publisher of books for women. Harlequin publishes books internationally in a variety of genres and formats, including mass-market paperback, trade paperback, hardcover and digital. Harlequin sells books through the retail channel, in stores and online, and directly to the consumer through its direct mail business and from its internet sites. Harlequin derives its revenue from the publishing and distribution of books in both printed and digital formats. Geographically, its business is segmented into Canada; the United States; and Others, which principally includes United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Australia, Sweden and France. The Company faces competition in each of its business segments. Competition for advertising and subscription revenue comes from sources such as free and paid local, regional and national newspapers, radio, broadcast and cable television, outdoor, direct marketing, directories, and increasingly advertising-supported digital products that provide news and information, including websites, news aggregators, social media, applications for mobile devices, and other communications and advertising media. Its Book Publishing segment competes not only with other book publishers but also with other providers of entertainment including television, music, movies, games and magazines. The Company's facilities are subject to federal, provincial, state and municipal laws concerning, among other things, emissions to the air, water and sewer discharges, handling and disposal of wastes, recycling, or otherwise relating to the protection of the environment.

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 0.38
TORSF's P/B is ranked higher than
91% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. TORSF: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
TORSF' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.01 Max: 2.45
Current: 0.38
0.37
2.45
P/S 0.16
TORSF's P/S is ranked higher than
92% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. TORSF: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
TORSF' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.54 Max: 1.31
Current: 0.16
0.16
1.31
POCF 6.44
TORSF's POCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9.42 vs. TORSF: 6.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
TORSF' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.61  Med: 6.81 Max: 19.01
Current: 6.44
2.61
19.01
Shiller P/E 4.60
TORSF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.32 vs. TORSF: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
TORSF' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.91  Med: 7.99 Max: 22.22
Current: 4.6
3.91
22.22
Current Ratio 1.34
TORSF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. TORSF: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TORSF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.73 Max: 3.4
Current: 1.34
0.56
3.4
Quick Ratio 1.30
TORSF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. TORSF: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TORSF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.65 Max: 3.33
Current: 1.3
0.5
3.33
Days Inventory 6.61
TORSF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
84% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 35.57 vs. TORSF: 6.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
TORSF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.21  Med: 12.84 Max: 17.45
Current: 6.61
7.21
17.45
Days Sales Outstanding 52.93
TORSF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 75.17 vs. TORSF: 52.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TORSF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 62.25  Med: 64.90 Max: 72.92
Current: 52.93
62.25
72.92

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 28.47
TORSF's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
99% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.45 vs. TORSF: 28.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
TORSF' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.35  Med: 5.52 Max: 30.95
Current: 28.47
2.35
30.95
Dividend Growth (3y) 0.40
TORSF's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
53% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. TORSF: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
TORSF' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.40 Max: 26
Current: 0.4
0
26
Forward Dividend Yield 16.65
TORSF's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
99% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.85 vs. TORSF: 16.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 43.13
TORSF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
98% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. TORSF: 43.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
TORSF' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.58  Med: 8.42 Max: 47.19
Current: 43.13
3.58
47.19
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.30
TORSF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. TORSF: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
TORSF' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.9  Med: -0.30 Max: 4.1
Current: -0.3
-4.9
4.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.50
TORSF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
85% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. TORSF: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
TORSF' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 6.07 Max: 50
Current: 0.5
0.51
50
Price/Projected FCF 0.16
TORSF's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
99% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. TORSF: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
TORSF' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.85 Max: 4.23
Current: 0.16
0.16
4.23
Price/Median PS Value 0.30
TORSF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. TORSF: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
TORSF' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.60 Max: 2.81
Current: 0.3
0.3
2.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -519.42
TORSF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. TORSF: -519.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
TORSF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -519.42  Med: 10.10 Max: 51.8
Current: -519.42
-519.42
51.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 73.24
TORSF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.64 vs. TORSF: 73.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
TORSF' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.2  Med: 14.60 Max: 27.1
Current: 73.24
-21.2
27.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $580.9
EPS (TTM) $ -4.18
Beta0.36
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $1.15 - 4.85
Shares Outstanding (Mil)80.59

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 523 497
EPS ($) -0.38 -0.04 -0.02
EPS w/o NRI ($) -0.38 -0.04 -0.02
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
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