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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

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 0.32
SSP's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
67% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. SSP: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
SSP' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.06 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.32
0.01
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.55
SSP's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
53% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. SSP: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
SSP' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.54 Max: 0.73
Current: 0.55
0.32
0.73
Debt-to-Equity 0.43
SSP's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
52% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. SSP: 0.43 )
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: 1.22
Current: 0.43
0
1.22
Debt-to-EBITDA 3.78
SSP's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
51% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. SSP: 3.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
SSP' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.34  Med: 1.9 Max: 13.23
Current: 3.78
-12.34
13.23
Interest Coverage 1.86
SSP's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
66% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.35 vs. SSP: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SSP' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.86  Med: 6.03 Max: 8.61
Current: 1.86
1.86
8.61
Piotroski F-Score: 8
Altman Z-Score: 1.76
Beneish M-Score: -2.67
WACC vs ROIC
11.72%
2.18%
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 : 5/10

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Operating Margin % 4.51
SSP's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
67% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.64 vs. SSP: 4.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
SSP' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -83.97  Med: 2.01 Max: 13.43
Current: 4.51
-83.97
13.43
Net Margin % 1.96
SSP's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
61% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.18 vs. SSP: 1.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
SSP' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.51  Med: -0.13 Max: 16.8
Current: 1.96
-51.51
16.8
ROE % 1.88
SSP's ROE % is ranked higher than
58% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.82 vs. SSP: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
SSP' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.04  Med: -0.08 Max: 25.62
Current: 1.88
-41.04
25.62
ROA % 1.07
SSP's ROA % is ranked higher than
60% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. SSP: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
SSP' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.35  Med: -0.05 Max: 16.17
Current: 1.07
-22.35
16.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 12.28
SSP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
67% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 13.13 vs. SSP: 12.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
SSP' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -104.21  Med: 1.55 Max: 34.42
Current: 12.28
-104.21
34.42
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 13.80
SSP's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
83% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. SSP: 13.80 )
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: 0  Med: -11.6 Max: 13.8
Current: 13.8
0
13.8
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 86.60
SSP's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
97% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. SSP: 86.60 )
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: -4.9 Max: 86.6
Current: 86.6
0
86.6
GuruFocus has detected 1 Warning Sign with The E W Scripps Co SSP.
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Guru Trades

Q4 2016

SSP Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 26,230 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 22,547 sh (+123.48%)
Mario Gabelli 7,876,290 sh (+1.41%)
Murray Stahl 139,722 sh (-0.91%)
Chuck Royce 480,210 sh (-36.81%)
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Q1 2017

SSP Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Joel Greenblatt 46,269 sh (+105.21%)
Paul Tudor Jones 51,276 sh (+95.49%)
Mario Gabelli 7,793,577 sh (-1.05%)
Murray Stahl 133,598 sh (-4.38%)
Chuck Royce 320,210 sh (-33.32%)
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Q2 2017

SSP Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Jim Simons 235,003 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 433,710 sh (+35.45%)
Mario Gabelli 8,179,151 sh (+4.95%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Murray Stahl 123,798 sh (-7.34%)
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Q3 2017

SSP Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Chuck Royce 440,710 sh (+1.61%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 8,120,554 sh (-0.72%)
Murray Stahl 80,664 sh (-34.84%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SSP

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2017-09-30 Reduce -0.72%0.01%$17.11 - $20.05 $ 16.03-13%8,120,554
Mario Gabelli 2017-06-30 Add 4.95%0.04%$16.88 - $23.58 $ 16.03-18%8,179,151
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$16.88 - $23.58 $ 16.03-18%0
Mario Gabelli 2017-03-31 Reduce -1.05%0.01%$18.2 - $23.59 $ 16.03-24%7,793,577
Joel Greenblatt 2017-03-31 Add 105.21%0.01%$18.2 - $23.59 $ 16.03-24%46,269
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Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Broadcasting - TV    NAICS: 515120    SIC: 4833
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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.

E.W. Scripps 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-40 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

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PE Ratio 76.32
SSP's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 20.14 vs. SSP: 76.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
SSP' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.21  Med: 26.94 Max: 910
Current: 76.32
1.21
910
Forward PE Ratio 19.96
SSP's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.38 vs. SSP: 19.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 76.32
SSP's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
61% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 20.95 vs. SSP: 76.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
SSP' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.21  Med: 26.97 Max: 282.33
Current: 76.32
1.21
282.33
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 34.93
SSP's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
58% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.20 vs. SSP: 34.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
SSP' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 13.57 Max: 182.57
Current: 34.93
1.05
182.57
PB Ratio 1.45
SSP's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. SSP: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
SSP' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 1.03 Max: 2.83
Current: 1.45
0.07
2.83
PS Ratio 1.45
SSP's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. SSP: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SSP' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.69 Max: 3.81
Current: 1.45
0.05
3.81
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 20.00
SSP's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
52% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 13.32 vs. SSP: 20.00 )
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: 13.13 Max: 699.71
Current: 20
0.22
699.71
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 13.45
SSP's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
55% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9.84 vs. SSP: 13.45 )
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: 10.6 Max: 207.24
Current: 13.45
0.17
207.24
EV-to-EBIT 34.36
SSP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
50% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.13 vs. SSP: 34.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SSP' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1363.7  Med: 7.3 Max: 1054
Current: 34.36
-1363.7
1054
EV-to-EBITDA 15.14
SSP's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
54% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 11.46 vs. SSP: 15.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SSP' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -283.5  Med: 6.9 Max: 149.1
Current: 15.14
-283.5
149.1
EV-to-Revenue 1.73
SSP's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
57% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. SSP: 1.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
SSP' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 1.1 Max: 4.1
Current: 1.73
0.1
4.1
Current Ratio 3.27
SSP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 386 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. SSP: 3.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SSP' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.56 Max: 3.84
Current: 3.27
0.5
3.84
Quick Ratio 3.27
SSP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 386 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. SSP: 3.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SSP' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.46 Max: 3.84
Current: 3.27
0.49
3.84
Days Sales Outstanding 77.21
SSP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
54% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 71.04 vs. SSP: 77.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SSP' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 51.94  Med: 78.76 Max: 190.34
Current: 77.21
51.94
190.34
Days Payable 54.74
SSP's Days Payable is ranked lower than
56% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 55.08 vs. SSP: 54.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SSP' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 40.36  Med: 93.49 Max: 155.34
Current: 54.74
40.36
155.34

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -13.50
SSP's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: -3.80 vs. SSP: -13.50 )
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: 0
Current: -13.5
-14.7
0

Valuation & Return

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history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.00
SSP's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
56% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. SSP: 1.00 )
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
0.02
1.69
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 2.05
SSP's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
89% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. SSP: 2.05 )
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: 0.11  Med: 0.44 Max: 4.55
Current: 2.05
0.11
4.55
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 2.90
SSP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
65% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. SSP: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SSP' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1635.4  Med: 1.6 Max: 15.1
Current: 2.9
-1635.4
15.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -8.70
SSP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
80% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9.57 vs. SSP: -8.70 )
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: 45.9 Max: 880.4
Current: -8.7
-10.4
880.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $931.96
EPS (TTM) $ 0.21
Beta1.97
Short Percentage of Float11.93%
52-Week Range $13.88 - 24.15
Shares Outstanding (Mil)81.90

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 930 1,139
EPS ($) -0.23 0.80
EPS without NRI ($) -0.23 0.80
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 88
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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