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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 Ratings3.8
Overall CultureD+

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2018)3,950(-3%)
Job Openings680
Revenue (FY, 2020)$1.9 B(+31%)
Share Price (Nov 2021)$20.4(-2%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
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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
Brian Lawlor

Brian Lawlor

President, Local Media
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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 (Q2, 2021)

396.7m

Market capitalization (12-Nov-2021)

1.5b

Closing stock price (12-Nov-2021)

20.4
E.W. Scripps's current market capitalization is $1.5 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, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021

Revenue

183.0m167.9m207.1m216.9m219.6m198.7m207.9m189.5m203.8m211.9m207.6m214.5m198.1m189.7m209.5m227.8m233.0m211.0m231.8m216.5m254.2m283.4m302.7m292.2m337.5m349.8m430.9m195.5m320.0m540.9m396.7m

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, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021

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, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021

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)24.7m5.6m11.2m

Depreciation and Amortization

20.4m30.5m12.3m24.9m37.0m11.8m23.6m14.7m29.4m44.0m15.4m30.8m46.4m17.8m38.0m60.3m27.9m54.0m80.8m39.5m80.3m

Inventories

(443.0k)(299.0k)

Accounts Payable

3.2m(1.5m)(5.2m)(6.5m)30.5m6.3m12.6m
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

86/100

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

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

50-59

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+

    64/100

  • CEO Rating

    A-

    80/100

  • Compensation

    C-

    63/100

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E.W. Scripps News and Updates

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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…

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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)

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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…
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E.W. Scripps Blogs

Scripps kicks off annual literacy campaign to give books to kids across the country

Following a year filled with disruptions to classroom study and remote learning, employees of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) and the communities where it does business are teaming up to ensure kids in low-income households have access to books. The annual “If You Give a Child a Book …” child…

Scripps Howard Foundation announces summer 2021 class of Roy W. Howard Fellows

CINCINNATI – The summer 2021 class members of Roy W. Howard Fellows will begin their yearlong assignments in July at nonprofit news organizations with deep commitments to investigative journalism. The fellowships are an extension of the Scripps Howard Foundation’s commitment to the success of the aw…

Scripps Howard Foundation honors San Diego police officer with S.J. Dilenschneider Community Award

CINCINNATI – The Scripps Howard Foundation has chosen to award the inaugural S.J. Dilenschneider Community Award to Officer Chris Jones of the San Diego Police Department. The award recognizes an outstanding community leader in honor of the late S.J. Dilenschneider, a longtime executive with Scripps…

Scripps Howard Foundation’s book giveaway surpasses 500,000 total books

In support of its mission to create a better-informed world through journalism education and childhood literacy, the Scripps Howard Foundation marked its 500,000th book giveaway this week in a special celebration with Scripps-owned local television station WEWS in Cleveland. The “If You Give a Child…

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 …
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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 Fox Broadcasting, iHeartMedia and Meredith.

  • 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.