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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
97% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. TORSF: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
TORSF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.10 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.76
TORSF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
82% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. TORSF: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
TORSF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.78
Current: 0.76
0.33
0.78
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.52
M-Score: -2.19
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
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history
Operating margin (%) -5.40
TORSF's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.34 vs. TORSF: -5.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
TORSF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -5.15  Med: 11.41 Max: 14.79
Current: -5.4
-5.15
14.79
Net-margin (%) 19.27
TORSF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.55 vs. TORSF: 19.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
TORSF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -11.83  Med: 6.12 Max: 21.25
Current: 19.27
-11.83
21.25
ROE (%) 19.61
TORSF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.14 vs. TORSF: 19.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
TORSF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -22.93  Med: 11.56 Max: 38.28
Current: 19.61
-22.93
38.28
ROA (%) 13.58
TORSF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. TORSF: 13.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
TORSF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.71  Med: 5.46 Max: 19.32
Current: 13.58
-9.71
19.32
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -23.84
TORSF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.88 vs. TORSF: -23.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
TORSF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -26.48  Med: 35.79 Max: 101.44
Current: -23.84
-26.48
101.44
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -18.00
TORSF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. TORSF: -18.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TORSF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -18  Med: 0.60 Max: 10.8
Current: -18
-18
10.8
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 2.84
TORSF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
96% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 17.60 vs. TORSF: 2.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
TORSF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.05  Med: 11.03 Max: 21.1
Current: 2.84
2.05
21.1
Forward P/E 13.42
TORSF's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
58% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.68 vs. TORSF: 13.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.56
TORSF's P/B is ranked higher than
85% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. TORSF: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
TORSF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.14 Max: 2.59
Current: 0.56
0.51
2.59
P/S 0.56
TORSF's P/S is ranked higher than
72% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. TORSF: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
TORSF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.61 Max: 1.35
Current: 0.56
0.23
1.35
PFCF 19.99
TORSF's PFCF is ranked lower than
63% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.80 vs. TORSF: 19.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
TORSF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.25  Med: 9.90 Max: 30.61
Current: 19.99
3.25
30.61
POCF 9.67
TORSF's POCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.14 vs. TORSF: 9.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
TORSF' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.62  Med: 7.23 Max: 18.98
Current: 9.67
2.62
18.98
Shiller P/E 3.74
TORSF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.48 vs. TORSF: 3.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
TORSF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.74  Med: 11.17 Max: 33.67
Current: 3.74
3.74
33.67
Current Ratio 3.40
TORSF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. TORSF: 3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TORSF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.73 Max: 3.4
Current: 3.4
0.56
3.4
Quick Ratio 3.33
TORSF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. TORSF: 3.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TORSF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.64 Max: 3.33
Current: 3.33
0.5
3.33
Days Inventory 11.81
TORSF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
75% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 37.62 vs. TORSF: 11.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
TORSF' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 9.41  Med: 17.02 Max: 25.36
Current: 11.81
9.41
25.36
Days Sales Outstanding 59.61
TORSF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
59% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 69.25 vs. TORSF: 59.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TORSF' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 49.53  Med: 62.23 Max: 101.99
Current: 59.61
49.53
101.99

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 9.27
TORSF's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
95% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. TORSF: 9.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
TORSF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.35  Med: 4.10 Max: 14.56
Current: 9.27
2.35
14.56
Dividend growth (3y) 13.90
TORSF's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
73% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. TORSF: 13.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
TORSF' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 26
Current: 13.9
0
26
Yield on cost (5-Year) 14.59
TORSF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
95% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. TORSF: 14.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
TORSF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.7  Med: 6.45 Max: 22.92
Current: 14.59
3.7
22.92
Share Buyback Rate -0.10
TORSF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
56% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. TORSF: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
TORSF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.9  Med: -0.30 Max: -1.8
Current: -0.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.93
TORSF's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. TORSF: 2.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
TORSF' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 3.05  Med: 3.13 Max: 3.14
Current: 2.93
3.05
3.14
Price/Tangible Book 1.13
TORSF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
63% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. TORSF: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
TORSF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.13  Med: 6.47 Max: 50
Current: 1.13
1.13
50
Price/Projected FCF 0.30
TORSF's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. TORSF: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
TORSF' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.93 Max: 5.31
Current: 0.3
0.28
5.31
Price/Median PS Value 0.81
TORSF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. TORSF: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
TORSF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.45 Max: 2.52
Current: 0.81
0.39
2.52
Price/Graham Number 0.36
TORSF's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
93% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. TORSF: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
TORSF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 2.14 Max: 6.95
Current: 0.36
0.39
6.95
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -23.92
TORSF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. TORSF: -23.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
TORSF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -23.92  Med: 11.70 Max: 75.4
Current: -23.92
-23.92
75.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 15.18
TORSF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.18 vs. TORSF: 15.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
TORSF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -21.2  Med: 14.10 Max: 27.1
Current: 15.18
-21.2
27.1

Business Description

Industry: Publishing » Publishing
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Traded in other countries:TS.B.Canada,
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.
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