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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt No Debt
TORSF's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
97% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. TORSF: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
TORSF' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.12 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.56
TORSF's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
53% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. TORSF: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
TORSF' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.78
Current: 0.56
0.33
0.78
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 1.19
Beneish M-Score: -3.01
WACC vs ROIC
10.90%
-11.78%
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 % -4.24
TORSF's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
82% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.46 vs. TORSF: -4.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
TORSF' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.01  Med: 7.14 Max: 12.55
Current: -4.24
-45.01
12.55
Net Margin % -6.82
TORSF's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
80% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. TORSF: -6.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
TORSF' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.35  Med: 4.51 Max: 20.12
Current: -6.82
-51.35
20.12
ROE % -16.09
TORSF's ROE % is ranked lower than
85% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. TORSF: -16.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
TORSF' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -62.88  Med: 8.32 Max: 33.86
Current: -16.09
-62.88
33.86
ROA % -8.10
TORSF's ROA % is ranked lower than
85% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. TORSF: -8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
TORSF' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43.91  Med: 3.61 Max: 14.41
Current: -8.1
-43.91
14.41
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -38.98
TORSF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
88% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.88 vs. TORSF: -38.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
TORSF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -244.77  Med: 9.29 Max: 102.73
Current: -38.98
-244.77
102.73
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -19.70
TORSF's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
79% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. TORSF: -19.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
TORSF' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.7  Med: 0.6 Max: 10.8
Current: -19.7
-19.7
10.8
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 8.80
TORSF's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
62% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. TORSF: 8.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
TORSF' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -68.1  Med: 11.9 Max: 227.9
Current: 8.8
-68.1
227.9
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Business Description

Industry: Publishing » Publishing    NAICS: 511110    SIC: 2841
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Traded in other countries:TS.B.Canada,
Headquarter Location:Canada
Torstar Corp is engaged in the publishing of newspapers, books and digital businesses. The Company operates in three business segments: Metroland Media Group, Star Media Group and Book Digital Ventures.

Torstar Corp was incorporated on February 6, 1958. The Company is a Canadian media and book publishing company. Its operating segment includes: 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; and it has a number of specialty publications, directories and consumer shows. In addition, the Company has a 90% interest in Free Daily News Group Inc. which publishes the English-language Metro newspapers in 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 internationally in a variety of genres and formats, including mass-market paperback, trade paperback, hardcover and 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 Canada; the United States; and Others, which principally includes United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Australia, Sweden and France. The Company faces competition in each of its business segments. Competition for advertising and subscription revenue comes from sources such as free and paid local, regional and national newspapers, radio, broadcast and cable television, outdoor, direct marketing, directories, and increasingly advertising-supported digital products that provide news and information, including websites, news aggregators, social media, applications for mobile devices, and other communications and advertising media. Its Book Publishing segment competes not only with other book publishers but also with other providers of entertainment including television, music, movies, games and magazines. The Company's facilities are subject to federal, provincial, state and municipal laws concerning, among other things, emissions to the air, water and sewer discharges, handling and disposal of wastes, recycling, or otherwise relating to the protection of the environment.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PB Ratio 0.46
TORSF's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. TORSF: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
TORSF' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.89 Max: 2.45
Current: 0.46
0.37
2.45
PS Ratio 0.19
TORSF's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. TORSF: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
TORSF' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.5 Max: 1.16
Current: 0.19
0.16
1.16
EV-to-EBIT -2.05
TORSF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.54 vs. TORSF: -2.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
TORSF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -166.9  Med: 4.9 Max: 119.9
Current: -2.05
-166.9
119.9
EV-to-EBITDA 12.81
TORSF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 11.05 vs. TORSF: 12.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
TORSF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.4  Med: 4.8 Max: 49.5
Current: 12.81
-25.4
49.5
Shiller PE Ratio 10.99
TORSF's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 19.75 vs. TORSF: 10.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
TORSF' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.87  Med: 7.75 Max: 21.49
Current: 10.99
3.87
21.49
Current Ratio 1.62
TORSF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. TORSF: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TORSF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.71 Max: 3.4
Current: 1.62
0.56
3.4
Quick Ratio 1.59
TORSF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. TORSF: 1.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TORSF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.59 Max: 3.33
Current: 1.59
0.5
3.33
Days Inventory 5.36
TORSF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
86% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 32.43 vs. TORSF: 5.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
TORSF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.36  Med: 16.69 Max: 17.45
Current: 5.36
5.36
17.45
Days Sales Outstanding 48.92
TORSF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 69.27 vs. TORSF: 48.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TORSF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 48.92  Med: 65.26 Max: 72.92
Current: 48.92
48.92
72.92

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 7.36
TORSF's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
98% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. TORSF: 7.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
TORSF' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.48  Med: 6.42 Max: 30.95
Current: 7.36
2.48
30.95
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -33.40
TORSF's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
75% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. TORSF: -33.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
TORSF' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.4  Med: 3.3 Max: 14.7
Current: -33.4
-33.4
14.7
Forward Dividend Yield % 6.10
TORSF's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
82% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. TORSF: 6.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 3.35
TORSF's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
67% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.53 vs. TORSF: 3.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
TORSF' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.13  Med: 2.93 Max: 14.14
Current: 3.35
1.13
14.14
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -4.20
TORSF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. TORSF: -4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
TORSF' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.9  Med: -0.3 Max: 4.1
Current: -4.2
-4.9
4.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.59
TORSF's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
84% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. TORSF: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
TORSF' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 5.69 Max: 50
Current: 0.59
0.51
50
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.24
TORSF's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. TORSF: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
TORSF' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.8 Max: 4.1
Current: 0.24
0
4.1
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.39
TORSF's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. TORSF: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
TORSF' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.71 Max: 3.07
Current: 0.39
0
3.07
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -48.78
TORSF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
96% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. TORSF: -48.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
TORSF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -56.5  Med: 9.5 Max: 67.7
Current: -48.78
-56.5
67.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 78.96
TORSF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
94% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 vs. TORSF: 78.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
TORSF' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.2  Med: 14.2 Max: 78.96
Current: 78.96
-21.2
78.96

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $506.5
EPS (TTM) $ -0.43
Beta0.40
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $1.11 - 1.53
Shares Outstanding (Mil)80.74

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 451 409
EPS ($) -0.12 -0.10 -0.23
EPS without NRI ($) -0.12 -0.10 -0.23
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

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