E.W. Scripps

Scripps is a company where competing truths coexist.

We are proud of our long and rich history, but we stay fixated on the future.

We are creating digital media brands that complement and support our successful television and radio stations but also some that could compete with and disrupt them.

We employ accomplished journalists who have earned prestigious industry awards and have authority with audiences. But we’re also a band of contrarians who challenge the process and push ourselves to do new things.

We are obsessed with being right, but we’re not afraid to experiment and, occasionally, to fail.

We have a conservative financial ethos, but we use it to support an opportunistic and, at times, counterintuitive investing strategy.

We were birthed by newspapers, and we nurtured cable systems and cable networks. We loved them all, but we set them free.

We are comfortable with these kinds of disruptive ideas and contradictory facts. And that leads to a culture where our thriving broadcast business works side by side with emerging digital brands. Together these businesses create a financially attractive news and information company whose employees want to improve the circumstances of those we serve.

Company Growth (employees)
Type
Public
HQ
Cincinnati, US
Founded
1878
Size (employees)
4,100 (est)
E.W. Scripps was founded in 1878 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, US

Key People at E.W. Scripps

Adam Symson

Adam Symson

President and Chief Executive Officer
Tim Wesolowski

Tim Wesolowski

Senior Vice President/CFO
Brian Lawlor

Brian Lawlor

Senior Vice President/TV
Lisa Knutson

Lisa Knutson

Chief Administrative Officer

E.W. Scripps Office Locations

E.W. Scripps has an office in Cincinnati
Cincinnati, US (HQ)
312 Walnut Street

E.W. Scripps Data and Metrics

E.W. Scripps Financial Metrics

E.W. Scripps's revenue was reported to be $211 m in Q1, 2017
USD

Revenue (Q1, 2017)

211 m

Net income (Q1, 2017)

(1.9 m)

EBIT (Q1, 2017)

1.5 m

Market capitalization (15-Aug-2017)

1.5 b

Cash (31-Mar-2017)

132.3 m
E.W. Scripps's current market capitalization is $1.5 b.
USDFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Revenue

816.9 m869.1 m715.7 m943 m

Revenue growth, %

6%(18%)32%

Sales and marketing expense

680.8 m

Operating expense total

755.3 m793.1 m721.5 m757.3 m

EBIT

13.6 m29.1 m(82.9 m)126.7 m

EBIT margin, %

2%3%(12%)13%

Interest expense

1.6 m12.2 m10.4 m8.5 m15.1 m18 m

Pre tax profit

12.3 m(38.2 m)106 m

Income tax expense

(10 m)17 m(11.9 m)(111 k)(32.8 m)38.7 m

Net Income

(724 k)10.2 m(82.5 m)67.2 m
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Revenue

211.9 m207.6 m214.5 m198.1 m189.7 m209.5 m227.8 m233 m211 m

Sales and marketing expense

157.3 m154 m144.1 m154.4 m145 m146.3 m163.4 m170.2 m134.2 m

Operating expense total

157.3 m154 m144.1 m154.4 m145 m146.3 m163.4 m170.2 m134.2 m

EBIT

(3 m)2.7 m(4.5 m)(15.7 m)(25.4 m)8.9 m23.3 m27.3 m1.5 m

EBIT margin, %

(1%)1%(2%)(8%)(13%)4%10%12%1%

Interest expense

(2 m)(2.1 m)(2.1 m)(4.2 m)(4.2 m)(4.6 m)(4.4 m)(4.6 m)(4.2 m)

Pre tax profit

(19.5 m)(28.5 m)4.1 m18.4 m22.1 m

Income tax expense

(2 m)1.8 m(2.7 m)(6.5 m)(4.1 m)(795 k)6.9 m9.6 m(5.1 m)

Net Income

(3.4 m)(1.4 m)(5.1 m)(31.4 m)(24.4 m)4.9 m11.5 m12.5 m(1.9 m)
USDY, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012Y, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015FY, 2016

Cash

204.9 m127.9 m242.6 m221.3 m158.5 m108.1 m134.4 m

Inventories

6.5 m6.2 m

Current Assets

402.1 m328.7 m302.6 m345.9 m

Goodwill

28 m106.3 m585.8 m616.8 m

Total Assets

966.1 m1 b1.7 b1.7 b

Accounts Payable

16.5 m21 m31.6 m26.7 m

Total Debt

200 m198 m399.1 m393.2 m

Current Liabilities

113.1 m134.5 m119.8 m104.1 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

509.2 m525.5 m1.2 b1.1 b

Retained Earnings

116.9 m118.7 m(174 m)(94.1 m)

Total Equity

547.7 m519.9 m901 m945.9 m

Debt to Equity Ratio

0.4 x0.4 x0.4 x0.4 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.2 x0.2 x0.2 x0.2 x

Financial Leverage

1.8 x2 x1.9 x1.8 x
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Cash

91.5 m124.4 m159.5 m101.4 m81.3 m96.3 m66.5 m88.4 m132.3 m

Inventories

6.3 m7.5 m5.8 m

Current Assets

260.3 m289.9 m336.2 m332.1 m294.3 m290.6 m277.6 m292.2 m341.8 m

Goodwill

105.6 m106.4 m106.3 m555 m586.3 m585.8 m617.1 m616.8 m616.8 m

Total Assets

954.9 m978.4 m1 b1.7 b1.7 b1.7 b1.7 b1.7 b1.7 b

Accounts Payable

15.6 m16.7 m17.1 m17.1 m22 m27.7 m29 m27.6 m30.5 m

Current Liabilities

114.4 m136.7 m138.1 m97.2 m104.9 m106.9 m90.9 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

506.7 m511.1 m526.8 m1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b1.1 b1.1 b

Retained Earnings

104.3 m103 m113.6 m(117.6 m)(148 m)(155.6 m)(144.2 m)(132.4 m)(96.5 m)

Total Equity

533.4 m536.9 m517 m924.9 m892.5 m918.2 m924.4 m926.5 m947.5 m

Financial Leverage

1.8 x1.8 x2 x1.8 x1.9 x1.8 x1.8 x1.8 x1.8 x
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

(724 k)10.2 m(21.5 m)67.2 m

Depreciation and Amortization

47.8 m49.1 m52 m58.6 m

Cash From Operating Activities

33.5 m102.1 m(50.4 m)

Purchases of PP&E

(20.5 m)(19 m)(23.1 m)(27.9 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(19.9 m)(160.5 m)

Long-term Borrowings

(196.1 m)(2 m)(122.4 m)(6.6 m)

Dividends Paid

(59.5 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(35 m)(4.3 m)
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Net Income

(3.4 m)(1.4 m)(5.1 m)(31.4 m)(24.4 m)4.9 m11.5 m12.5 m(1.9 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

1.9 m2.3 m2.2 m4.8 m5.2 m5.8 m5.9 m6.5 m5.7 m

Inventories

6.3 m7.5 m5.8 m

Accounts Payable

15.6 m16.7 m17.1 m17.1 m22 m27.7 m29 m27.6 m30.5 m
USDY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

51.5 k

Financial Leverage

1.8 x

E.W. Scripps Operating Metrics

E.W. Scripps's Subscribers was reported to be 17 m in FY, 2016, which is a 11% decrease from the previous period
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Subscribers

14.5 m19 m17 m

Radio Station Markets

888

Television Stations

3333

Radio Stations

343434

Television Markets

242424

Television Households

555

FM Radio Stations

282828

AM Radio Stations

666

Monthly Active Users (Digital Services)

950 k960 k

Monthly Video Views

25 m156 m

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