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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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.19
SSP's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
74% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. SSP: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
SSP' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.07 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.19
0.01
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.44
SSP's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
62% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. SSP: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
SSP' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.54 Max: 0.73
Current: 0.44
0.39
0.73
Debt-to-Equity 0.76
SSP's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
69% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. SSP: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
SSP' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.41 Max: 0.78
Current: 0.76
0
0.78
Debt-to-EBITDA 5.06
SSP's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
95% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. SSP: 5.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
SSP' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.52  Med: 2.01 Max: 13.6
Current: 5.06
-8.52
13.6
Interest Coverage 2.24
SSP's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
94% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 18.58 vs. SSP: 2.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SSP' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 5.65 Max: 12.4
Current: 2.24
0.01
12.4
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 1.55
Beneish M-Score: -2.66
WACC vs ROIC
7.87%
4.52%
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 % 7.30
SSP's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
61% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.64 vs. SSP: 7.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
SSP' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.94  Med: 4.33 Max: 13.23
Current: 7.3
-4.94
13.23
Net Margin % 0.49
SSP's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
71% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. SSP: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
SSP' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.51  Med: -0.82 Max: 16.8
Current: 0.49
-51.51
16.8
ROE % 0.59
SSP's ROE % is ranked lower than
71% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. SSP: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
SSP' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.04  Med: -0.74 Max: 25.62
Current: 0.59
-41.04
25.62
ROA % 0.27
SSP's ROA % is ranked lower than
71% of the 422 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. SSP: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
SSP' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.35  Med: -0.37 Max: 16.17
Current: 0.27
-22.35
16.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 18.01
SSP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
72% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.02 vs. SSP: 18.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
SSP' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -104.21  Med: -2.07 Max: 32.68
Current: 18.01
-104.21
32.68
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 6.60
SSP's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
66% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. SSP: 6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
SSP' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.1  Med: -1.5 Max: 12.1
Current: 6.6
-24.1
12.1
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -10.80
SSP's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
76% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. SSP: -10.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
SSP' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -3.4 Max: 80.9
Current: -10.8
0
80.9
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Q1 2018

SSP Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Scott Black 151,936 sh (New)
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Q2 2018

SSP Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Chuck Royce 495,545 sh (+44.20%)
Murray Stahl 62,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 8,103,171 sh (-2.63%)
Scott Black 146,866 sh (-3.34%)
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Q3 2018

SSP Guru Trades in Q3 2018

Chuck Royce 605,345 sh (+22.16%)
Murray Stahl 62,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 7,885,311 sh (-2.69%)
Scott Black 143,741 sh (-2.13%)
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Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Broadcasting - TV    NAICS: 515120    SIC: 4833
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Traded in other countries:SQ6B.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
The E W Scripps Co is a media company engaged in television and radio broadcasting. Its operates more than 30 television and radio stations and distributes its content on broadcast, Internet, smartphones and tablets.

The E W Scripps Co owns and operates a collection of daily and community newspapers, primarily in medium-sized cities in the southern and western portions of the United States. The company's portfolio of broadcast television stations are mostly major network-affiliated and are primarily located in the top-fourty television markets in the U.S., including Detroit and Phoenix. During 2008, the company spun off its cable television networks and interactive media businesses.

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 458.75
SSP's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 19.07 vs. SSP: 458.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
SSP' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.75  Med: 31.95 Max: 910
Current: 458.75
3.75
910
Forward PE Ratio 31.75
SSP's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.86 vs. SSP: 31.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 45.88
SSP's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 19.10 vs. SSP: 45.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
SSP' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.93  Med: 31.71 Max: 282.33
Current: 45.88
13.93
282.33
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 32.25
SSP's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 19.39 vs. SSP: 32.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
SSP' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.41  Med: 15.81 Max: 182.57
Current: 32.25
2.41
182.57
PB Ratio 1.61
SSP's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. SSP: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
SSP' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 1.23 Max: 2.83
Current: 1.61
0.07
2.83
PS Ratio 1.36
SSP's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. SSP: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SSP' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 1.04 Max: 3.81
Current: 1.36
0.05
3.81
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 45.64
SSP's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 18.99 vs. SSP: 45.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
SSP' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 14.95 Max: 975
Current: 45.64
0.22
975
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 18.41
SSP's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
82% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 10.55 vs. SSP: 18.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
SSP' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 11.69 Max: 207.24
Current: 18.41
0.17
207.24
EV-to-EBIT 27.24
SSP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 14.55 vs. SSP: 27.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SSP' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1363.7  Med: -0.1 Max: 1054
Current: 27.24
-1363.7
1054
EV-to-EBITDA 14.99
SSP's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
84% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 11.22 vs. SSP: 14.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SSP' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -87.3  Med: 11.3 Max: 149.1
Current: 14.99
-87.3
149.1
EV-to-Revenue 1.85
SSP's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
60% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. SSP: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
SSP' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 1.65 Max: 4.1
Current: 1.85
0.1
4.1
Current Ratio 2.67
SSP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. SSP: 2.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SSP' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.61 Max: 3.84
Current: 2.67
0.5
3.84
Quick Ratio 2.67
SSP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. SSP: 2.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SSP' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.56 Max: 3.84
Current: 2.67
0.49
3.84
Days Sales Outstanding 85.29
SSP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
73% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 71.11 vs. SSP: 85.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SSP' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 50.76  Med: 70.4 Max: 117.94
Current: 85.29
50.76
117.94
Days Payable 19.62
SSP's Days Payable is ranked lower than
81% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 60.14 vs. SSP: 19.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SSP' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.42  Med: 18.75 Max: 155.34
Current: 19.62
11.42
155.34

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.09
SSP's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
86% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. SSP: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
SSP' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 16.77 Max: 94.29
Current: 1.09
0.37
94.29
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.37
SSP's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. SSP: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
SSP' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.37
Current: 0.37
0
0.37
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.10
SSP's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
74% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. SSP: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.09
SSP's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
85% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. SSP: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
SSP' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 16.77 Max: 94.29
Current: 1.09
0.37
94.29
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -12.70
SSP's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: -5.10 vs. SSP: -12.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SSP' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.7  Med: -0.3 Max: 1.3
Current: -12.7
-14.7
1.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.28
SSP's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. SSP: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
SSP' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.16 Max: 1.69
Current: 1.28
0.02
1.69
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.32
SSP's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
81% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. SSP: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
SSP' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.3 Max: 3.02
Current: 1.32
0.07
3.02
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 3.65
SSP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
71% of the 422 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.86 vs. SSP: 3.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SSP' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1635.4  Med: -0.1 Max: 14
Current: 3.65
-1635.4
14
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -9.51
SSP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
80% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.73 vs. SSP: -9.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
SSP' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.4  Med: 36.55 Max: 880.4
Current: -9.51
-10.4
880.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,089.92
EPS (TTM) $ 0.04
Beta1.18
Volatility34.07%
52-Week Range $10.69 - 18.85
Shares Outstanding (Mil)80.67

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Revenue (Mil $) 1,030 1,251 1,362 1,617
EBIT (Mil $)
EBITDA (Mil $) 214 189 320 233
EPS ($) 0.97 0.57 2.07 1.30
EPS without NRI ($) 0.97 0.57 2.07 1.30
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 44
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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