A.H. Belo Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a local news and information publishing company primarily in Texas.
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Flawless balance sheet and undervalued.
Share Price & News
How has A.H. Belo's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: AHC's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: AHC underperformed the US Media industry which returned -14.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AHC underperformed the US Market which returned -10% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is A.H. Belo's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StWe're Not So Sure You Should Rely on A.H. Belo's (NYSE:AHC) Statutory Earnings
2 months ago | Simply Wall StThe A.H. Belo (NYSE:AHC) Share Price Is Down 68% So Some Shareholders Are Wishing They Sold
5 months ago | Simply Wall StSome A.H. Belo (NYSE:AHC) Shareholders Have Copped A Big 67% Share Price Drop
Is A.H. Belo 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: AHC ($1.42) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($2)
Significantly Below Fair Value: AHC is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: AHC is good value based on its PE Ratio (2.4x) compared to the Media industry average (9.2x).
PE vs Market: AHC is good value based on its PE Ratio (2.4x) compared to the US market (13x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate AHC's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: AHC is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.4x) compared to the US Media industry average (0.9x).
How is A.H. Belo 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 A.H. Belo 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.
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- Examine whether A.H. Belo is trading at an attractive price based on how much it is expected to earn in the future, and relative to its industry peers and the wider market.
- A.H. Belo competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
- Explore growth companies in the Media industry.
How has A.H. Belo performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: AHC has a high level of non-cash earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: AHC's current net profit margins (6.6%) are higher than last year (4.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: AHC's earnings have declined by -41% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: AHC's earnings growth over the past year (20.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (-41% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: AHC earnings growth over the past year (20.5%) exceeded the Media industry 7.2%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: AHC's Return on Equity (16.1%) is considered low.
How is A.H. Belo's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: AHC's short term assets ($81.7M) exceed its short term liabilities ($30.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: AHC's short term assets ($81.7M) exceed its long term liabilities ($59.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: AHC is debt free.
Reducing Debt: AHC has not had any debt for past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: AHC has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: AHC has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is A.H. Belo's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: AHC's dividend (22.54%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.93%).
High Dividend: AHC's dividend (22.54%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (5.46%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, AHC has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: AHC's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 9 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (53.7%), AHC's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Robert Decherd (67yo)
Mr. Robert W. Decherd has been the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of A.H. Belo Corporation since May 17, 2018 and its Director since October 2007. Mr. Decherd served as Chairman, Chief Exe ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Robert's total compensation ($USD275.23K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD615.59K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Robert's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
|President & Publisher of The Dallas Morning News||3.17yrs||US$808.72k||0.064% $19.5k|
|Senior VP & President of Belo + Company||3.08yrs||US$1.13m||0.22% $68.2k|
|Executive VP||5yrs||US$633.82k||0.058% $17.7k|
|Senior VP||7.17yrs||US$521.09k||0.039% $11.9k|
|Senior VP & Chief People Officer||3.75yrs||no data||0.0057% $1.7k|
|President of Belo Media Group||1.17yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: AHC's management team is considered experienced (3.2 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||9.08yrs||US$137.46k||0.14% $43.1k|
|Lead Director||no data||US$144.97k||0.19% $57.7k|
|Independent Director||9.58yrs||US$134.97k||0.14% $42.8k|
|Independent Director||10.92yrs||US$147.46k||0.21% $64.6k|
|Director||no data||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||8.58yrs||US$127.46k||0.13% $38.2k|
Experienced Board: AHC's board of directors are considered experienced (9.1 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: AHC 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.
A.H. Belo Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: A.H. Belo Corporation
- Ticker: AHC
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1842
- Industry: Publishing
- Sector: Media
- Market Cap: US$30.478m
- Shares outstanding: 21.46m
- Website: https://www.ahbelo.com
Number of Employees
- A.H. Belo Corporation
- 1954 Commerce Street
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|AHC||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Series A Common Stock||US||USD||Jan 2008|
|1KB||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Series A Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 2008|
A.H. Belo Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a local news and information publishing company primarily in Texas. The company operates through two segments, Publishing and Marketing Services. The Publishing segment publishes The Dallas Morning News, a newspaper; Briefing newspaper; and Al Dia, a Spanish-language newspaper, as well as operates related Websites and applications. It also provides commercial printing, distribution, direct mail, and event-based services; and automotive classifieds on the cars.com platform. The Marketing Services Segment offers digital marketing services, such as multi-channel marketing solutions through subscription sales of its cloud-based software; marketing analytics, search engine marketing, and other marketing related services; social media account management and content marketing services; and multi-channel advertising campaigns, as well as marketing and promotional products for businesses. A.H. Belo Corporation was founded in 1842 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/04/08 04:32|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/04/07 00:00|
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