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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.11
TORSF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. TORSF: 0.11 )
TORSF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.25
Current: 0.11

0.05
0.25
Equity to Asset 0.59
TORSF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. TORSF: 0.59 )
TORSF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.59
Current: 0.59

0.36
0.59
Interest Coverage 1.36
TORSF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
59% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 27.56 vs. TORSF: 1.36 )
TORSF' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.36   Max: 19.17
Current: 1.36

1.36
19.17
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.92
M-Score: -2.89
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 (%) 0.86
TORSF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.68 vs. TORSF: 0.86 )
TORSF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 14.79
Current: 0.86

0.86
14.79
Net-margin (%) -2.14
TORSF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. TORSF: -2.14 )
TORSF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -11.83   Max: 21.25
Current: -2.14

-11.83
21.25
ROE (%) -3.52
TORSF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.33 vs. TORSF: -3.52 )
TORSF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -27.29   Max: 36.04
Current: -3.52

-27.29
36.04
ROA (%) -2.07
TORSF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. TORSF: -2.07 )
TORSF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -10.2   Max: 18.99
Current: -2.07

-10.2
18.99
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.38
TORSF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 21.88 vs. TORSF: 4.38 )
TORSF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.38   Max: 72.61
Current: 4.38

4.38
72.61
Revenue Growth (%) -4.20
TORSF's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. TORSF: -4.20 )
TORSF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.2   Max: 10.8
Current: -4.2

-4.2
10.8
EBITDA Growth (%) -51.20
TORSF's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -5.80 vs. TORSF: -51.20 )
TORSF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -51.2   Max: 92.7
Current: -51.2

-51.2
92.7
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/B 0.60
TORSF's P/B is ranked higher than
89% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. TORSF: 0.60 )
TORSF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 3.23
Current: 0.6

0.45
3.23
P/S 0.40
TORSF's P/S is ranked higher than
80% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. TORSF: 0.40 )
TORSF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 1.62
Current: 0.4

0.23
1.62
PFCF 8.70
TORSF's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.71 vs. TORSF: 8.70 )
TORSF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.25   Max: 30.61
Current: 8.7

3.25
30.61
EV-to-EBIT 55.60
TORSF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
68% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.14 vs. TORSF: 55.60 )
TORSF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 61.9
Current: 55.6

1.3
61.9
Shiller P/E 8.80
TORSF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 23.21 vs. TORSF: 8.80 )
TORSF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.24   Max: 51.88
Current: 8.8

5.24
51.88

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 8.50
TORSF's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
92% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. TORSF: 8.50 )
TORSF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.09   Max: 14.56
Current: 8.5

2.09
14.56
Dividend growth (3y) 12.40
TORSF's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
85% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. TORSF: 12.40 )
TORSF' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 26
Current: 12.4

0
26
Yield on cost (5-Year) 14.26
TORSF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
92% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. TORSF: 14.26 )
TORSF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.51   Max: 24.42
Current: 14.26

3.51
24.42
Share Buyback Rate -0.10
TORSF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
80% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. TORSF: -0.10 )
TORSF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.9   Max: -1.8
Current: -0.1

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.40
TORSF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
51% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. TORSF: 2.40 )
TORSF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 19.14
Current: 2.4

2.2
19.14
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.30
TORSF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
92% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. TORSF: 0.30 )
TORSF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 5.31
Current: 0.3

0.31
5.31
Price/Median PS Value 0.50
TORSF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. TORSF: 0.50 )
TORSF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 2.23
Current: 0.5

0.34
2.23
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.80
TORSF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
59% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. TORSF: 1.80 )
TORSF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 75.4
Current: 1.8

1.6
75.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.23
TORSF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9.26 vs. TORSF: 16.23 )
TORSF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 28
Current: 16.23

0.9
28

Business Description

Industry: Publishing » Publishing
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Traded in other countries:TS.B.Canada
Torstar Corporation is engaged in the publishing of newspapers, books and websites. The Company publishes daily and community newspapers, speciality publications, digital properties, Syndicate content, as well as women's fiction. The Company has two reportable segments: 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. In addition, the Company has a 90% interest in Free Daily News Group Inc. which publishes the English-language Metro newspapers in several 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 around the world in a variety of genres and formats, including 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 three regions - Canada; the United States; and Others which principally includes United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Australia, Sweden and France.
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