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
Reasonable growth potential unattractive dividend payer.
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 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: SSP underperformed the US Media industry which returned 0.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SSP underperformed the US Market which returned 17.8% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is E.W. Scripps's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 month ago | Simply Wall StDo Investors Have Good Reason To Be Wary Of The E.W. Scripps Company's (NASDAQ:SSP) 1.7% Dividend Yield?
2 months ago | Simply Wall StA Look At E.W. Scripps' (NASDAQ:SSP) Share Price Returns
2 months ago | Simply Wall StE.W. Scripps' (NASDAQ:SSP) Shareholders Are Down 42% On Their Shares
Is E.W. Scripps undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: SSP ($10.25) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($2.66)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SSP is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SSP is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Media industry average.
PE vs Market: SSP is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate SSP's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SSP is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the US Media industry average (1.4x).
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 is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: SSP is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: SSP's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: SSP's revenue (13.7% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SSP's revenue (13.7% 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 is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: SSP is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SSP is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 17.9% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare SSP's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: SSP is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Media industry (-12%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SSP has a negative Return on Equity (-5.28%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is E.W. Scripps's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SSP's short term assets ($616.6M) exceed its short term liabilities ($291.6M).
Long Term Liabilities: SSP's short term assets ($616.6M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($2.4B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SSP's debt to equity ratio (227.3%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: SSP's debt to equity ratio has increased from 44.1% to 227.3% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SSP's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (1.9%).
Interest Coverage: SSP is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.
What is E.W. Scripps's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: SSP's dividend (1.95%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.63%).
High Dividend: SSP's dividend (1.95%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.56%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, SSP has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: SSP has only been paying a dividend for 3 years, and since then payments have not increased.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: SSP is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: SSP's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (27.6% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Adam Symson (45 yo)
Mr. Adam P. Symson has been Chief Executive Officer and President of The E. W. Scripps Company since August 8, 2017. Mr. Symson served as Chief Operating Officer of The E. W. Scripps Company from November ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Adam's total compensation ($USD4.45M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.94M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Adam's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|Executive VP & CFO||3yrs||US$1.80m||0.044% |
|Executive Vice President of National Media||no data||US$951.10k||0.018% |
|Executive VP & General Counsel||12.25yrs||US$1.54m||0.19% |
|President of Local Media||11.75yrs||US$2.26m||0.14% |
|VP & Chief Technology Officer||no data||no data||no data|
|Chief Information Officer||0.75yr||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations||7.75yrs||no data||0.022% |
|Vice President of Audit & Compliance||10.67yrs||no data||0.062% |
|Vice President of Strategy||2.17yrs||no data||no data|
|Corporate Secretary & VP of Human Resources Operations||no data||no data||no data|
|Chief Ethics Officer||9.83yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: SSP's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.8 years average tenure).
|Non-Executive Chairman||7.42yrs||US$274.75k||0.51% |
|Independent Director||7.42yrs||US$162.75k||0.035% |
|Independent Director||12.25yrs||US$177.75k||0.093% |
|Independent Director||2.42yrs||US$176.75k||0.013% |
|Lead Independent Director||2.75yrs||US$225.09k||0.19% |
|Independent Director||1.42yrs||US$142.00k||0.0053% |
|Independent Director||8.17yrs||US$162.75k||1.0% |
|Independent Director||3.42yrs||US$160.75k||0.35% |
|Independent Director||5.42yrs||US$161.75k||1.46% |
|Independent Director||1.17yrs||US$101.75k||0.0058% |
Experienced Board: SSP's board of directors are considered experienced (3.4 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$835.819m
- Shares outstanding: 81.54m
- Website: https://www.scripps.com
Number of Employees
- The E.W. Scripps Company
- Scripps Center
- Suite 2800
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|SSP||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||US||USD||Jun 1988|
|SQ6B||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jun 1988|
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
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/10/27 00:11|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/10/26 00:00|
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