Lee Enterprises, Incorporated provides local news and information, and advertising services in the United States.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$24.10|
|52 Week High||US$7.60|
|52 Week Low||US$36.51|
|1 Month Change||5.24%|
|3 Month Change||-18.99%|
|1 Year Change||200.50%|
|3 Year Change||-10.74%|
|5 Year Change||-32.11%|
|Change since IPO||-84.39%|
Recent News & Updates
|LEE||US Media||US Market|
Return vs Industry: LEE exceeded the US Media industry which returned 31.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: LEE exceeded the US Market which returned 36.2% over the past year.
Stable Share Price: LEE is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.
Volatility Over Time: LEE's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Lee Enterprises, Incorporated provides local news and information, and advertising services in the United States. The company offers print and digital editions of daily, weekly, and monthly newspapers and publications; and digital services, including Web hosting and content management for other content producers. It also provides advertising and marketing services, such as audience extension, search engine optimization, search engine marketing, web and mobile production, social media services, and reputation monitoring and management, as well as digital marketing services to small to medium businesses, including search engine marketing and social media.
Lee Enterprises Fundamentals Summary
|LEE fundamental statistics|
Is LEE overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|LEE income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$366.55m|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 27, 2021
Next Earnings Date
Dec 02, 2021
|Earnings per share (EPS)||2.85|
|Net Profit Margin||2.05%|
How did LEE perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is Lee Enterprises undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: LEE ($24.1) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($80.96)
Significantly Below Fair Value: LEE is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: LEE is good value based on its PE Ratio (8.8x) compared to the US Media industry average (12.7x).
PE vs Market: LEE is good value based on its PE Ratio (8.8x) compared to the US market (17.7x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate LEE's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: LEE has negative assets, so we can't compare its PB Ratio to the US Media industry average.
How is Lee Enterprises forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Media industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Lee Enterprises has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
How has Lee Enterprises performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: LEE has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: LEE became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: LEE's earnings have declined by 32.6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: LEE has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: LEE has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Media industry (96.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: LEE's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.
How is Lee Enterprises's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: LEE has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.
Long Term Liabilities: LEE has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: LEE has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.
Reducing Debt: LEE's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.
Debt Coverage: LEE's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (11.3%).
Interest Coverage: LEE's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1.2x coverage).
What is Lee Enterprises's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate LEE's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate LEE's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LEE's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LEE's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of LEE's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Kevin Mowbray (59 yo)
Mr. Kevin D. Mowbray is a Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (“Lee”) since February 17, 2016. Prior to his election as CEO, Mr. Mowbray was Executive Vice Pre...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Kevin's total compensation ($USD1.19M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD551.14K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Kevin's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: LEE's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.1 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: LEE's board of directors are considered experienced (6.1 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Lee Enterprises, Incorporated's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Lee Enterprises, Incorporated
- Ticker: LEE
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1890
- Industry: Publishing
- Sector: Media
- Market Cap: US$138.450m
- Shares outstanding: 5.89m
- Website: https://www.lee.net
Number of Employees
- Lee Enterprises, Incorporated
- 4600 E. 53rd Street
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/09/23 22:56|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/09/23 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.