The E.W. Scripps Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a media enterprise through a portfolio of local and national media brands. More Details
Undervalued with reasonable growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has E.W. Scripps's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SSP is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: SSP's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: SSP exceeded the US Media industry which returned 38.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SSP exceeded the US Market which returned 35.9% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is E.W. Scripps's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is E.W. Scripps 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: SSP ($19.08) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($22.91)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SSP is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SSP is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.5x) compared to the US Media industry average (14x).
PE vs Market: SSP is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.5x) compared to the US market (18.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: SSP is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.3x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SSP is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.4x) compared to the US Media industry average (2x).
How is E.W. Scripps forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: SSP's forecast earnings growth (38.3% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: SSP's earnings (38.3% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (15% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: SSP's revenue (11% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SSP's revenue (11% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if SSP's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has E.W. Scripps performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SSP has a large one-off gain of $39.5M impacting its March 31 2021 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: SSP became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SSP has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 38.7% per year.
Accelerating Growth: SSP has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: SSP has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Media industry (56.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SSP's Return on Equity (10.5%) is considered low.
How is E.W. Scripps's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SSP's short term assets ($1.1B) exceed its short term liabilities ($431.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: SSP's short term assets ($1.1B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($4.9B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SSP's debt to equity ratio (236.4%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: SSP's debt to equity ratio has increased from 43.4% to 236.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SSP's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (8.5%).
Interest Coverage: SSP's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.5x coverage).
What is E.W. Scripps's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate SSP's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate SSP's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SSP's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SSP's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: SSP is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of SSP's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Adam Symson (46 yo)
Mr. Adam P. Symson has been Chief Executive Officer and President of The E. W. Scripps Company since August 8, 2017. Mr. Symson served as Chief Operating Officer of The E. W. Scripps Company from November ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Adam's total compensation ($USD4.56M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD3.71M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Adam's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: SSP's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.2 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: SSP's board of directors are considered experienced (4.2 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.
The E.W. Scripps Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: The E.W. Scripps Company
- Ticker: SSP
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1878
- Industry: Broadcasting
- Sector: Media
- Market Cap: US$1.570b
- Shares outstanding: 82.28m
- Website: https://www.scripps.com
Number of Employees
- The E.W. Scripps Company
- Scripps Center
- Suite 2800
- United States
The E.W. Scripps Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a media enterprise through a portfolio of local and national media brands. The company operates through Local Media, National Media, an...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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