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The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a portfolio of television,  radio, and digital media brands. The Company also runs a collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses, including multi-platform satire and humor brand Cracked, podcast Midroll Media and video news service Newsy. It also produces television shows, including “The List” and ”The Now,” runs an investigative reporting newsroom, and offers an annual educational program, the Scripps National Spelling Bee.  

TypePublic
Founded1878
HQCincinnati, OH, US
Websitescripps.com
Employee Ratings3.7
Overall CultureD

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Dec 2018)3,950(-3%)
Job Openings287
Revenue (FY, 2020)$1.9 B(+31%)
Share Price (May 2021)$20.2(-6%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at E.W. Scripps

Adam Symson

Adam Symson

President and Chief Executive Officer
Marcellus W. Alexander Jr.

Marcellus W. Alexander Jr.

Director
Liz Carter

Liz Carter

President and CEO
Battinto L. Batts

Battinto L. Batts

Journalism Fund Director
Charles L. Barmonde

Charles L. Barmonde

Director
Richard A. Boehne

Richard A. Boehne

Chairman of the Board
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E.W. Scripps Office Locations

E.W. Scripps has an office in Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH, US (HQ)
312 Walnut St #2800
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E.W. Scripps Financials and Metrics

E.W. Scripps Revenue

E.W. Scripps's revenue was reported to be $1.86 b in FY, 2020
USD

Revenue (FY, 2020)

1.9b

Net income (FY, 2020)

269.3m

EBIT (FY, 2020)

303.5m

Market capitalization (7-May-2021)

1.7b

Closing stock price (7-May-2021)

20.2

Cash (31-Dec-2020)

576.0m

EV

4.1b
E.W. Scripps's current market capitalization is $1.7 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

816.9m869.1m715.7m943.0m864.8m1.2b1.4b1.9b

Revenue growth, %

6%(18%)32%(8%)40%

Sales and marketing expense

613.1m548.2m680.8m564.7m394.0m

Operating expense total

755.3m721.5m757.3m774.5m1.0b3.4m324.4m
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2011Q3, 2011Q1, 2012Q2, 2012Q3, 2012Q1, 2013Q2, 2013Q3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Revenue

183.0m167.9m207.1m216.9m219.6m198.7m207.9m189.5m203.8m211.9m207.6m214.5m198.1m189.7m209.5m227.8m233.0m211.0m231.8m216.5m254.2m283.4m302.7m292.2m337.5m349.8m430.9m195.5m320.0m

Sales and marketing expense

141.1m146.8m157.3m154.0m144.1m154.4m145.0m146.3m163.4m170.2m134.2m155.1m142.7m169.1m194.2m205.6m110.2m

Operating expense total

1.8m2.6m1.7m2.4m2.4m976.0k1.4m185.4m190.1m203.3m194.7m206.9m200.2m174.0m186.2m189.7m190.8m194.7m196.1m202.9m238.7m245.6m247.3m274.1m957.0k27.0k87.1m

Depreciation and amortization

1.7m1.9m1.9m2.3m4.8m5.2m5.8m5.9m6.5m5.7m5.5m5.5m7.3m7.5m7.0m8.8m20.2m22.2m27.9m
Annual
USDFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2014FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

127.9m242.6m158.5m134.4m148.7m107.1m33.0m576.0m

Accounts Receivable

135.5m125.6m136.6m192.5m413.6m429.0m

Prepaid Expenses

8.2m7.8m7.8m41.1m

Inventories

6.8m6.4m6.2m
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2011Q3, 2011Q1, 2012Q2, 2012Q3, 2012Q1, 2013Q2, 2013Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Cash

157.0m147.5m140.0m167.1m209.7m221.2m218.1m132.3m149.6m126.5m130.4m125.7m129.7m14.4m56.5m86.5m179.6m

Accounts Receivable

101.7m96.5m121.7m128.0m119.4m124.3m130.1m236.2m250.7m254.7m277.5m323.6m333.7m401.4m

Prepaid Expenses

9.4m8.3m9.0m6.7m7.7m8.4m7.6m23.0m37.2m

Inventories

7.0m7.0m6.7m6.3m6.5m6.8m6.9m
Annual
USDFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

(15.5m)40.2m67.2m(14.6m)19.7m(18.4m)269.3m

Depreciation and Amortization

40.1m49.3m58.6m56.3m64.0m87.0m107.2m

Inventories

346.0k

Accounts Payable

5.6m
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2011Q3, 2011Q1, 2012Q2, 2012Q3, 2012Q1, 2013Q2, 2013Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Net Income

(11.1m)(21.8m)(4.4m)1.0m13.0m(2.7m)514.0k(1.9m)6.6m(20.1m)(27.1m)(21.4m)(2.2m)(6.8m)(7.2m)(28.9m)(11.8m)(33.9m)24.7m

Depreciation and Amortization

20.4m30.5m12.3m24.9m37.0m11.8m23.6m14.7m29.4m44.0m15.4m30.8m46.4m17.8m38.0m60.3m27.9m54.0m80.8m

Inventories

(443.0k)(299.0k)

Accounts Payable

3.2m(1.5m)(5.2m)(6.5m)30.5m
USDQ2, 2011

Financial Leverage

1.4 x
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E.W. Scripps Operating Metrics

E.W. Scripps's Subscribers was reported to be 17 m in FY, 2016.
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Subscribers

14.5 m19 m17 m

Television Households

555

Television Markets

242424

Television Stations

3333
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E.W. Scripps Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
ION MediaSeptember 24, 2020$2.65 b
Katz Broadcasting Holdings, LLC
Scripps Licensing, Inc.
Scripps Media, Inc.
Triton Digital Canada, Inc.

E.W. Scripps Revenue Breakdown

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E.W. Scripps revenue breakdown by business segment: 85.1% from Television, 7.5% from Radio, 6.6% from Digital and 0.8% from Other

E.W. Scripps Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

85/100

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E.W. Scripps Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

40-49

out of 100

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E.W. Scripps Online and Social Media Presence

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E.W. Scripps Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    D

    62/100

  • CEO Rating

    B

    78/100

  • Compensation

    C-

    63/100

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E.W. Scripps News and Updates

E.W. Scripps started laying off employees, as a result of the ION Media acquisition

Shares of E.W. Scripps Co. fell 0.7% in midday trading Thursday, after the media company said it has starting laying off 120 employees this week, as part of cost-saving moves related to its acquisition of ION Media. The TV station owner had about 5,900 full-time employees at the end of 2019, accord…

This Week: Socrates.ai and The E.W. Scripps Company Explore Improving the Employee Experience at HR Tech Roundtable

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E.W. Scripps swings to a profit, revenue rises above expectations amid record political ad sales

Shares of E.W. Scripps Co. rallied 3.6% in premarket trading Friday, after the TV broadcaster swung to a net profit and reported revenue that rose above expectations, boosted by record political advertising revenue. Net income was $58.5 million, or 69 cents a share, after a loss of $21.9 million, o…

Warren Buffett-backed acquisition deal spurs 43% surge in E.W. Scripps (SSP)

Summary List Placement Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway will make a $600 million preferred equity investment in E.W. Scripps to help finance the television network company's acquisition of ION Media. A combination of E.W. Scripps and ION Media will create a national TV network business that wil…

Sirius XM to buy Stitcher from E.W. Scripps for up to $325 million

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. announced Monday a deal to buy E.W. Scripps Co.'s podcast production company Stitcher for up to $325 million. E.W. Scripps's stock surged 6.9% in premarket trading and Sirius shares gained 0.5%. Under terms of the deal, Sirius will make a $265 million cash payment at the cl…

CORRECTED-Nexstar Media to sell 19 TV stations to Tegna, E.W. Scripps

Nexstar Media Group said on Wednesday it would sell 11 television stations to Tegna Inc and eight to E.W. Scripps Co for about $1.32 billion in cash.
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E.W. Scripps Blogs

Scripps Howard Awards announce 2020 winners, recognize excellence in journalism

CINCINNATI – Innovation, data-driven journalism and determination to keep a nation and a world informed characterize the 2020 recipients of the prestigious Scripps Howard Awards. The Scripps Howard Foundation is pleased to announce winners of its 68th awards, which honor the best in American journal…

Scripps Howard Foundation announces 2021 class of journalism fellows

CINCINNATI – The Scripps Howard Foundation has selected four journalists for the 2021 class of its Scripps Howard Fellowship program. The Scripps Howard Fellows were selected from approximately 400 applicants to complete the yearlong program, which will run from June 2021 through May 2022. “As part …

Scripps Howard Foundation awards $600,000 to support diversity in journalism

CINCINNATI – As part of its commitment to advance equity, diversity and inclusion within the journalism industry, the Scripps Howard Foundation has selected the University of North Texas and Elon University as the recipients of grants from its new program for emerging journalists. The Foundation, th…

Scripps Howard Awards honor best of 2020 journalism with finalists in 14 categories

CINCINNATI – The New York Times and The Washington Post are the front-runners in the 68th Scripps Howard Awards, each with three entries selected as finalists for one of the media industry’s most prestigious honors. The Awards, presented by the Scripps Howard Foundation and The E.W. Scripps Company …

Scripps Howard Foundation announces inaugural class of Roy W. Howard Fellows

CINCINNATI – The first class of Roy W. Howard Fellows began their yearlong assignments this month at five nonprofit news organizations with strong commitments to investigative journalism. The fellowships are the latest investment from the Scripps Howard Foundation toward the development and training…

Scripps Howard Awards to accept entries for 2020 journalism starting Dec. 1

CINCINNATI – The Scripps Howard Awards, one of the nation’s most prestigious journalism competitions, will accept entries from Dec. 1 to Feb. 5 for journalism and storytelling produced during 2020. The 68th annual Scripps Howard Awards competition, presented by the Scripps Howard Foundation and The …
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E.W. Scripps Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was E.W. Scripps founded?

    E.W. Scripps was founded in 1878.

  • Who are E.W. Scripps key executives?

    E.W. Scripps's key executives are Adam Symson, Marcellus W. Alexander Jr. and Liz Carter.

  • How many employees does E.W. Scripps have?

    E.W. Scripps has 3,950 employees.

  • What is E.W. Scripps revenue?

    Latest E.W. Scripps annual revenue is $1.9 b.

  • What is E.W. Scripps revenue per employee?

    Latest E.W. Scripps revenue per employee is $470.2 k.

  • Who are E.W. Scripps competitors?

    Competitors of E.W. Scripps include iHeartMedia, Fox Broadcasting and Entercom.

  • Where is E.W. Scripps headquarters?

    E.W. Scripps headquarters is located at 312 Walnut St #2800, Cincinnati.

  • Where are E.W. Scripps offices?

    E.W. Scripps has an office in Cincinnati.

  • How many offices does E.W. Scripps have?

    E.W. Scripps has 1 office.