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Executive Summary

TEGNA Inc. operates as a media company in the United States.

Snowflake Analysis

Undervalued average dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

How has TEGNA's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: TGNA's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Media


US Market

1 Year Return




US Media


US Market

Return vs Industry: TGNA underperformed the US Media industry which returned 0.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: TGNA underperformed the US Market which returned 9.2% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day4.3%5.5%3.8%
30 Day13.7%16.1%11.4%
90 Day-28.1%5.1%6.8%
1 Year-19.6%-21.2%4.8%3.3%12.1%9.7%
3 Year-8.9%-14.5%7.1%2.8%36.2%27.2%
5 Year-27.1%-66.2%33.4%23.6%63.7%45.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is TEGNA's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News


Is TEGNA 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: TGNA ($12.22) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($35.82)

Significantly Below Fair Value: TGNA is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: TGNA is good value based on its PE Ratio (8.9x) compared to the Media industry average (11.1x).

PE vs Market: TGNA is good value based on its PE Ratio (8.9x) compared to the US market (16.1x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: TGNA is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.5x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: TGNA is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.6x) compared to the US Media industry average (1.5x).

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Future Growth

How is TEGNA forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: TGNA's forecast earnings growth (19.2% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: TGNA's earnings (19.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22.2% per year).

High Growth Earnings: TGNA's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: TGNA's revenue (5.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (8.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: TGNA's revenue (5.6% 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 TGNA's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time

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Past Performance

How has TEGNA performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: TGNA has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: TGNA's current net profit margins (12.1%) are lower than last year (18.9%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: TGNA's earnings have declined by -8.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: TGNA's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: TGNA had negative earnings growth (-28.9%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Media industry average (6.8%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: TGNA's Return on Equity (17.8%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is TEGNA's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: TGNA's short term assets ($646.9M) exceed its short term liabilities ($323.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: TGNA's short term assets ($646.9M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($4.9B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: TGNA's debt to equity ratio (242.8%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: TGNA's debt to equity ratio has increased from 122.8% to 242.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: TGNA's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (10.5%).

Interest Coverage: TGNA's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (3x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is TEGNA's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: TGNA's dividend (2.29%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.65%).

High Dividend: TGNA's dividend (2.29%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.39%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: TGNA's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: TGNA's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (20.4%), TGNA's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: TGNA's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (18.4% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Dave Lougee (60yo)





Mr. David T. Lougee, also known as Dave, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of TEGNA Inc. since May 31, 2017. Mr. Lougee has been the President of Gannett Broadcasting, Inc. (Broadcasting D ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Dave's total compensation ($USD5.79M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.86M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Dave's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

David Lougee
President3yrsUS$5.79m0.15% $4.1m
Victoria Harker
Executive VP & CFO7.92yrsUS$2.95m0.12% $3.2m
Akinyale Harrison
Senior VP1.42yrsUS$1.29m0.013% $348.8k
Lynn Trelstad
Executive VP & COO of Media Operations3yrsUS$2.93m0.038% $1.0m
Kurt Rao
Chief Technology Officer2.17yrsno datano data
Doug Kuckelman
Head of Investor Relations0.25yrno datano data
Anne Bentley
VP of Corporate Communications & Chief Communications Officer3.17yrsno datano data
Tom Cox
Vice President of Corporate Development8.58yrsno datano data
Jeffery Newman
Senior VP & Chief Human Resources Officer3.17yrsno datano data
William Behan
Senior Vice President of Labor Relations10.25yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: TGNA's management team is considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).

Board Members

David Lougee
President3yrsUS$5.79m0.15% $4.1m
Bruce Nolop
Independent Director5.17yrsUS$250.00k0.015% $408.6k
Howard Elias
Independent Chairman of the Board2.17yrsUS$355.00k0.015% $396.6k
Susan Ness
Independent Director8.67yrsUS$255.00k0.016% $438.0k
Henry McGee
Independent Director5yrsUS$235.00kno data
Neal Shapiro
Independent Director12.67yrsUS$255.00k0.0081% $216.3k
Lidia Fonseca
Independent Director5.92yrsUS$225.00k0.013% $351.7k
Melinda Witmer
Independent Director2.5yrsUS$225.00kno data
Gina Bianchini
Independent Director2.33yrsUS$225.00k0.0060% $161.0k
Scott McCune
Independent Director11.67yrsUS$254.63k0.022% $578.4k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: TGNA's board of directors are considered experienced (5.1 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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

TEGNA Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: TEGNA Inc.
  • Ticker: TGNA
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1906
  • Industry: Broadcasting
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: US$2.670b
  • Shares outstanding: 218.53m
  • Website: https://www.tegna.com

Number of Employees


  • TEGNA Inc.
  • 8350 Broad Street
  • Suite 2000
  • Tysons
  • Virginia
  • 22102
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
TGNANYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1969
GTTDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1969


TEGNA Inc. operates as a media company in the United States. The company operates television stations and radio stations that deliver television programming and digital content. It offers content and information to consumers across various platforms. The company also provides solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses through a suite of services and solutions that reach consumers in television, email, and social platforms, as well as over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion OTT advertising network. As of February 19, 2020, it operated 62 television stations and four radio stations in 51 markets. The company was formerly known as Gannett Co., Inc. and changed its name to TEGNA Inc. in June 2015. TEGNA Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Tysons, Virginia. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/06/05 02:24
End of Day Share Price2020/06/04 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

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.