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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.05
LEE's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. LEE: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
LEE' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.06 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.05
Equity-to-Asset -0.16
LEE's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
99% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. LEE: -0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
LEE' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.22  Med: 0.42 Max: 0.72
Current: -0.16
-0.22
0.72
Debt-to-Equity -5.37
LEE's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. LEE: -5.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
LEE' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.2  Med: 0.49 Max: 49.57
Current: -5.37
-13.2
49.57
Interest Coverage 1.61
LEE's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
94% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 23.50 vs. LEE: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LEE' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 1.47 Max: 2.36
Current: 1.61
0.22
2.36
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 0.70
Beneish M-Score: -2.89
WACC vs ROIC
7.18%
24.92%
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
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history
Operating Margin % 16.52
LEE's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
86% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. LEE: 16.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
LEE' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -101.97  Med: 8.21 Max: 19.91
Current: 16.52
-101.97
19.91
Net Margin % 4.30
LEE's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
55% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. LEE: 4.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
LEE' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -85.56  Med: -0.67 Max: 7.18
Current: 4.3
-85.56
7.18
ROA % 3.69
LEE's ROA % is ranked higher than
57% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. LEE: 3.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
LEE' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.36  Med: -0.34 Max: 4.87
Current: 3.69
-33.36
4.87
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 74.54
LEE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
78% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.16 vs. LEE: 74.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
LEE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -338.76  Med: 42.84 Max: 89.91
Current: 74.54
-338.76
89.91
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -4.70
LEE's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
60% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. LEE: -4.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
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
LEE's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
99% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. LEE: 200.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
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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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 premier publisher of local news, information and advertising in midsize markets, with 48 daily newspapers and a joint interest in four others, rapidly growing online sites.

Lee Enterprises Inc is a local news publication company in the United States. Its products include daily and Sunday newspapers, weekly newspapers and classified and few other specialty publications. Its products are used as a platform for advertising in the mid-size markets. Revenues are generated primarily from retail and classifieds advertising and the remaining from subscriptions to its printed and digital products.

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Lee Enterprises plans quarterly call and webcast August 3, 2017
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Lee Enterprises plans quarterly call and webcast February 2, 2017
DAVENPORT, Iowa, Jan. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE:NYSE:LEE), a major provider of local news, information and advertising in 49 markets, has scheduled an audio webcast and conference call for Thursday, February 2, 2017, at 9 a.m. Central Time. Lee plans to issue a news release before market open that day with preliminary results for its first fiscal quarter ended December 25, 2016.
The live webcast will be accessible at lee.net and will be available for replay 24 hours later. Several analysts have been invited to ask questions on the call. Questions from other participants may be submitted by participating in the webcast. The call also may be monitored on a listen-only conference line by dialing (toll free) 877-616-0074 and entering a conference pass code of 493820 at least five minutes before the scheduled start. Participants on the listen-only line will not have the opportunity to ask questions.WEBCAST LINK: REGISTER HERE TO ACCESS AUDIO WEBCAST AND REPLAYABOUT LEELee Enterprises is a premier provider of local news, information and advertising in its markets, with 44 daily newspapers and a joint interest in four others, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 300 specialty publications in 21 states. Lee markets include St. Louis, MO; Madison, WI; Billings, MT; Davenport, IA, and Tucson, AZ. Lee Common Stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol LEE. For more information about Lee, please visit lee.net.
Contact:
Charles Arms
Director of Corporate Communications
[email protected]
(563) 383-2100


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Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 4.77
LEE's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 19.29 vs. LEE: 4.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
LEE' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.53  Med: 6.83 Max: 46.75
Current: 4.77
1.53
46.75
PE Ratio without NRI 4.66
LEE's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
94% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 19.49 vs. LEE: 4.66 )
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: 6.73 Max: 46.75
Current: 4.66
1.47
46.75
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 1.82
LEE's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
98% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 17.95 vs. LEE: 1.82 )
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: 2.32 Max: 12.5
Current: 1.82
0.49
12.5
PS Ratio 0.20
LEE's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. LEE: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
LEE' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.18 Max: 1.43
Current: 0.2
0.01
1.43
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 1.69
LEE's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
93% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.18 vs. LEE: 1.69 )
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: 0.14  Med: 1.72 Max: 11.52
Current: 1.69
0.14
11.52
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 1.59
LEE's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
90% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9.33 vs. LEE: 1.59 )
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: 1.55 Max: 9.08
Current: 1.59
0.12
9.08
EV-to-EBIT 6.84
LEE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.08 vs. LEE: 6.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LEE' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21  Med: 7.1 Max: 22.7
Current: 6.84
-21
22.7
EV-to-EBITDA 4.74
LEE's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
78% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 10.88 vs. LEE: 4.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LEE' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1223.8  Med: 5.1 Max: 168.6
Current: 4.74
-1223.8
168.6
EV-to-Revenue 1.12
LEE's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
52% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. LEE: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
LEE' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.1  Med: 1.4 Max: 2.8
Current: 1.12
1.1
2.8
Current Ratio 0.77
LEE's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
85% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. LEE: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LEE' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 1.01 Max: 5.67
Current: 0.77
0.1
5.67
Quick Ratio 0.74
LEE's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. LEE: 0.74 )
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: 0.74
0.09
5.63
Days Inventory 59.41
LEE's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
68% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 34.03 vs. LEE: 59.41 )
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: 59.41
14.93
87.09
Days Sales Outstanding 30.96
LEE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
90% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 65.95 vs. LEE: 30.96 )
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: 30.96
30.5
38.93
Days Payable 212.30
LEE's Days Payable is ranked higher than
78% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 62.70 vs. LEE: 212.30 )
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: 212.3
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
98% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 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
61% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 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: 2.3
Current: -2.1
-6.1
2.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.21
LEE's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. LEE: 0.21 )
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: 0.63 Max: 2.9
Current: 0.21
0.01
2.9
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.10
LEE's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. LEE: 1.10 )
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: 11.09 Max: 23.46
Current: 1.1
0.07
23.46
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 0.09
LEE's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 31 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. LEE: 0.09 )
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  Med: 2.41 Max: 5.56
Current: 0.09
0
5.56
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 14.62
LEE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
83% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 vs. LEE: 14.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
LEE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21929.2  Med: 7.7 Max: 37007.4
Current: 14.62
-21929.2
37007.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 152.50
LEE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
95% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.42 vs. LEE: 152.50 )
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: 87.65 Max: 992.1
Current: 152.5
23.6
992.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $574.91
EPS (TTM) $ 0.44
Beta1.90
Short Percentage of Float8.32%
52-Week Range $1.75 - 3.92
Shares Outstanding (Mil)56.72

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