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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 : 3/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.04
NYSE:LEE's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
91% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. NYSE:LEE: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NYSE:LEE' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.08 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.04
Equity-to-Asset -0.18
NYSE:LEE's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
98% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. NYSE:LEE: -0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE:LEE' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.22  Med: 0.43 Max: 0.72
Current: -0.18
-0.22
0.72
Interest Coverage 1.60
NYSE:LEE's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
95% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 27.35 vs. NYSE:LEE: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:LEE' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 1.47 Max: 2.36
Current: 1.6
0.22
2.36
Piotroski F-Score: 8
Altman Z-Score: 0.86
Beneish M-Score: -3.07
WACC vs ROIC
8.05%
21.70%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 16.51
NYSE:LEE's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
86% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.46 vs. NYSE:LEE: 16.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NYSE:LEE' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -101.97  Med: 8.21 Max: 19.91
Current: 16.51
-101.97
19.91
Net Margin % 5.98
NYSE:LEE's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
66% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. NYSE:LEE: 5.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:LEE' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -85.56  Med: -0.67 Max: 7.18
Current: 5.98
-85.56
7.18
ROA % 5.09
NYSE:LEE's ROA % is ranked higher than
70% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. NYSE:LEE: 5.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:LEE' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.36  Med: -0.34 Max: 5.09
Current: 5.09
-33.36
5.09
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 90.43
NYSE:LEE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
83% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.88 vs. NYSE:LEE: 90.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:LEE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -338.76  Med: 42.84 Max: 90.43
Current: 90.43
-338.76
90.43
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -4.70
NYSE:LEE's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
61% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. NYSE:LEE: -4.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NYSE:LEE' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.2  Med: 4.8 Max: 19.5
Current: -4.7
-12.2
19.5
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 200.30
NYSE:LEE's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
99% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. NYSE:LEE: 200.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NYSE:LEE' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -71.2  Med: 7.7 Max: 200.3
Current: 200.3
-71.2
200.3
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-08-04 Est.)


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Operating Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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Business Description

Industry: Publishing » Publishing    NAICS: 511110    SIC: 4833
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Traded in other countries:LE7.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Lee Enterprises Inc is a provider of local news and information and a platform for advertising, in midsize markets with 48 daily newspapers and a joint interest in four others.

Lee Enterprises owns and publishes 51 daily newspapers, mostly in small to midsize cities in the Midwest, the Pacific Northwest, and the upper Great Plains. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is the company's flagship publication. The company has joint interests in five other newspapers and publishes 300 community weeklies and specialty publications. Lee also has a growing online presence.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 4.16
LEE's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 18.76 vs. LEE: 4.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
LEE' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.53  Med: 8.99 Max: 46.75
Current: 4.16
1.53
46.75
PE Ratio without NRI 4.11
LEE's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
96% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 19.00 vs. LEE: 4.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
LEE' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.47  Med: 8.42 Max: 46.75
Current: 4.11
1.47
46.75
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 1.65
LEE's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
95% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.25 vs. LEE: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
LEE' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 2.47 Max: 12.5
Current: 1.65
0.49
12.5
PS Ratio 0.25
LEE's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. LEE: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
LEE' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.19 Max: 1.42
Current: 0.25
0.01
1.42
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 2.00
LEE's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
96% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.69 vs. LEE: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
LEE' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 1.9 Max: 11.49
Current: 2
0.15
11.49
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 1.85
LEE's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
93% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9.88 vs. LEE: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
LEE' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 1.65 Max: 9.06
Current: 1.85
0.12
9.06
EV-to-EBIT 5.82
LEE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
85% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.54 vs. LEE: 5.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LEE' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21  Med: 7.4 Max: 22.7
Current: 5.82
-21
22.7
EV-to-EBITDA 4.28
LEE's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
84% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 11.05 vs. LEE: 4.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LEE' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1223.8  Med: 5.4 Max: 168.5
Current: 4.28
-1223.8
168.5
Current Ratio 0.85
LEE's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. LEE: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LEE' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 1.02 Max: 5.67
Current: 0.85
0.1
5.67
Quick Ratio 0.80
LEE's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. LEE: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LEE' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.93 Max: 5.63
Current: 0.8
0.09
5.63
Days Inventory 59.11
LEE's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
68% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 32.43 vs. LEE: 59.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LEE' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.93  Med: 58.3 Max: 87.09
Current: 59.11
14.93
87.09
Days Sales Outstanding 34.60
LEE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
91% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 69.27 vs. LEE: 34.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LEE' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.5  Med: 34.77 Max: 38.93
Current: 34.6
30.5
38.93
Days Payable 233.56
LEE's Days Payable is ranked higher than
83% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 83.64 vs. LEE: 233.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LEE' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 35.1  Med: 188.75 Max: 261.74
Current: 233.56
35.1
261.74

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 18.00
LEE's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
97% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.53 vs. LEE: 18.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
LEE' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.45  Med: 2.11 Max: 190
Current: 18
1.45
190
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -2.10
LEE's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. LEE: -2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
LEE' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.1  Med: 0 Max: 2.4
Current: -2.1
-6.1
2.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.27
LEE's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. LEE: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
LEE' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.66 Max: 2.91
Current: 0.27
0.01
2.91
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.32
LEE's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. LEE: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
LEE' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 10.26 Max: 22.26
Current: 1.32
0.07
22.26
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 0.12
LEE's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 26 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. LEE: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
LEE' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 2.38 Max: 5.56
Current: 0.12
0.12
5.56
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 17.17
LEE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
90% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. LEE: 17.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
LEE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.4  Med: 10 Max: 37007.4
Current: 17.17
4.4
37007.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 117.94
LEE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
95% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 vs. LEE: 117.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
LEE' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.6  Med: 85.1 Max: 992.1
Current: 117.94
23.6
992.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $599.9
EPS (TTM) $ 0.66
Beta2.51
Short Percentage of Float7.58%
52-Week Range $1.74 - 3.92
Shares Outstanding (Mil)56.58
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