OTCPK:DTRL

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

The Detroit Legal News Company provides sheet fed commercial printing services to customers located in southeastern Michigan.

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Fundamentals

Mediocre balance sheet unattractive dividend payer.

Share Price & News

How has Detroit Legal News's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0%

DTRL

0.4%

US Media

1.0%

US Market


1 Year Return

-22.4%

DTRL

17.9%

US Media

6.7%

US Market

Return vs Industry: DTRL underperformed the US Media industry which returned 17.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: DTRL underperformed the US Market which returned 6.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

DTRLIndustryMarket
7 Day0%0.4%1.0%
30 Dayn/a-3.4%-1.8%
90 Dayn/a-3.5%-1.8%
1 Year4.3%-22.4%19.3%17.9%9.1%6.7%
3 Year23.1%-25.4%28.4%23.1%46.1%36.6%
5 Year22.6%-38.1%46.5%34.8%66.9%48.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Detroit Legal News undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Undervalued: DTRL ($291) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($238.25)

Significantly Undervalued: DTRL is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: Insufficient data to calculate DTRL's PE Ratio to determine if it is good value compared to the Media industry average.

PE vs Market: Insufficient data to calculate DTRL's PE Ratio to determine if it is good value compared to the US market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

Low PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate DTRL's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: Insufficient data to calculate DTRL's PB Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Next Steps

Future Growth

How is Detroit Legal News forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

17.2%

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 Detroit Legal News 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.


Next Steps

  • Take a look at our analysis of DTRL’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • While we do not consider unaudited financials to be a reliable enough to include in our analysis, you can access them on the OTC Markets Website. If you are looking for more of a qualitative research into the company, you can access Detroit Legal News's filings and announcements here.
  • Explore growth companies in the Media industry.

Past Performance

How has Detroit Legal News performed over the past 5 years?

18.1%

Historical Media annual earnings growth


In this section we usually display a company’s past earnings and revenues to help investors visualise the trend through time. We also gauge the company’s performance by benchmarking its returns and growth to its industry peers and the wider market. However, Detroit Legal News has not provided sufficient past data to assess its track record.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have historical data.


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Financial Health

How is Detroit Legal News's financial position?


In this section we usually analyse Detroit Legal News's finance health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial distress, in particular, its ability to manage its cash and debt levels. Detroit Legal News has not provided adequate balance sheet data, its financial health cannot be properly assessed as it.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have financial information.


Next Steps

  • Take a look at our analysis of DTRL’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • Investors tend to look at the financial health of a company this size in order to assess the sustainability of its current operations. While we do not consider unaudited financials to be a reliable enough to include in our analysis, you can access them on the OTC Markets Website.
  • Financial health is measured at one point in time, so the latest financial report is the best representation of the company’s current financial status. Check when Detroit Legal News's financial data was last updated here.
  • Explore more healthy companies in the Media industry.

Dividend

What is Detroit Legal News's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

5.50%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

company5.5%marketbottom25%1.5%markettop25%3.8%industryaverage2.0%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry


Stability and Growth of Payments

Notable Dividend: DTRL's dividend (5.5%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.46%).

High Dividend: DTRL's dividend (5.5%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.77%)

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, DTRL has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: DTRL has only been paying a dividend for 6 years, and since then payments have not increased.


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: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.


Next Steps

Management

What is the CEO of Detroit Legal News's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?


CEO

Brad Thompson (65yo)

35.8yrs

Tenure

0

Mr. Bradley L. Thompson II, also known as Brad serves as the Chairman of the Board and President of The Detroit Legal News Company. Mr. Thompson has been Chief Executive Officer at The Detroit Legal News C ...


Insider Trading

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Management Team

  • Brad Thompson (65yo)

    Chairman

    • Tenure: 35.8yrs
  • Richard Rassel

    Secretary & Director

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Tom Kirvan

    Editor-In-Chief

    • Tenure: 12.6yrs

Board Members

  • Burton Farbman (76yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Brad Thompson (65yo)

    Chairman

    • Tenure: 35.8yrs
  • Richard Rassel

    Secretary & Director

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Leslie Murphy (67yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 7.8yrs
  • Ronald Palmer

    Director

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Stephen Fowler

    Director

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Robert Peterson

    Director

    • Tenure: 0yrs

Company Information

The Detroit Legal News Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: The Detroit Legal News Company
  • Ticker: DTRL
  • Exchange: OTCPK
  • Founded: 1898
  • Industry: Publishing
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: US$11.058m
  • Shares outstanding: 38.00k
  • Website: https://null

Location

  • The Detroit Legal News Company
  • 2001 West Lafayette Boulevard
  • Detroit
  • Michigan
  • 48216
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
DTRLOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon StockUSUSDFeb 1993

Biography

The Detroit Legal News Company provides sheet fed commercial printing services to customers located in southeastern Michigan. The company, through its subsidiary, Detroit Legal News Publishing, LLC, publis ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/14 23:33
End of Day Share Price2019/10/03 00:00
Earnings2013/12/31
Annual Earnings2013/12/31


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.