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Tribune Publishing (formerly Tronc) is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism, which harnesses proprietary technology to present personalized, premium content to a global audience in real time. The Company also provides various digital marketing services, which include the development of mobile Websites, search engine marketing and optimization, social media account management, and content marketing for its customers' Web presence for small to medium size businesses. In addition, it offers TCA, a syndication and licensing business that provides daily news service and syndicated premium content.

TypePublic
Founded1847
HQChicago, IL, US
Websitetribpub.com
Employee Ratings2.7
Overall CultureD-

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Dec 2018)4,448(-32%)
Job Openings78
Revenue (FY, 2020)$746.3 M(-24%)
Share Price (Jul 2021)$17.3
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Tribune Publishing

Terry Jimenez

Terry Jimenez

CEO & President
Mike Lavey

Mike Lavey

Chief Accounting Officer/Controller
Jean Nechvatal

Jean Nechvatal

VP, Human Resources
Phillip G. Franklin

Phillip G. Franklin

Chairman
Richard Reck

Richard Reck

Director
Carol Crenshaw

Carol Crenshaw

Director
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Tribune Publishing Office Locations

Tribune Publishing has an office in Chicago
Chicago, IL, US (HQ)
160 N Stetson Ave
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Tribune Publishing Financials and Metrics

Tribune Publishing Revenue

Tribune Publishing's revenue was reported to be $746.25 m in FY, 2020
USD

Revenue (FY, 2020)

746.3m

Net income (FY, 2020)

(31.5m)

EBIT (FY, 2020)

(66.5m)

Market capitalization (22-Jul-2021)

636.5m

Closing stock price (22-Jul-2021)

17.3

Cash (27-Dec-2020)

98.9m

EV

610.7m
Tribune Publishing's current market capitalization is $636.5 m.
Annual
USDFY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

1.9b1.8b1.6b1.5b1.0b983.1m746.3m

Revenue growth, %

(6%)

Cost of goods sold

103.9m94.3m

Gross profit

1.5b1.4b
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Revenue

404.1m396.2m410.4m404.3m398.2m404.5m378.2m366.1m369.8m353.1m355.6m253.0m255.8m244.5m250.3m236.0m216.5m183.1m188.7m

Cost of goods sold

231.6m31.3m31.4m29.1m26.0m26.1m25.1m23.5m22.8m20.9m22.0m

Gross profit

172.5m364.9m379.0m375.2m372.2m378.4m353.1m342.6m346.9m332.2m333.6m

Gross profit Margin, %

43%92%92%93%93%94%93%94%94%94%94%
Annual
USDY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

9.7m36.7m40.8m198.3m189.7m97.6m61.0m98.9m

Accounts Receivable

195.5m180.7m145.5m112.8m73.9m

Prepaid Expenses

22.4m18.2m15.1m18.3m

Inventories

19.9m11.0m10.8m9.6m4.8m4.1m
Annual
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

42.3m6.5m5.5m(39.9m)3.1m(46.8m)

Depreciation and Amortization

32.1m57.5m56.7m53.3m47.3m33.8m

Inventories

(4.8m)(131.0k)

Accounts Payable

59.5m135.9m
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Tribune Publishing Operating Metrics

Tribune Publishing's Enterprise Customers was reported to be 2.1 k in Q2, 2017.
FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2015Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017

Countries

10010010010092100100757575

Digital News Subscribers

61 k67 k70 k81 k116 k136 k160 k180 k220 k

Enterprise Customers

2 k2 k2 k2 k3 k3 k3 k2.1 k2.1 k2.1 k

Suppliers

70707070707070707070
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Tribune Publishing Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Pilot Media: The Virginian-Pilot, PilotOnline.com, Pilot Targeted...May 30, 2018$34 m
BestReviewsFebruary 08, 2018$66 m

Tribune Publishing Revenue Breakdown

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Tribune Publishing revenue breakdown by business segment: 85.4% from troncM and 14.6% from troncX

Tribune Publishing Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

87/100

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Tribune Publishing Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

40-49

out of 100

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Tribune Publishing Online and Social Media Presence

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Tribune Publishing Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    D-

    56/100

  • CEO Rating

    F

    51/100

  • Compensation

    D

    53/100

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Tribune Publishing News and Updates

Tribune Publishing Company Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

Digital content revenues increased 66% year-over-yearExceeded previous guidance for First Quarter Revenue and Adjusted EBITDA

Tribune Publishing Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2020 Results

Digital content revenues increased 57.0% year-over-yearNet increase in cash of $36.7 million

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Monteverde & Associates PC Announces an Investigation of Tribune Publishing Company - TPCO

NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Juan Monteverde, founder and managing partner at Monteverde & Associates PC, a national securities firm rated Top 50 in the 2018 and 2019 ISS Securities Class Action Services Report and headquartered at the Empire State Building in New York City, is...

TRIBUNE (TPCO) SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Kaskela Law LLC Announces Investigation of Tribune Publishing Co. Following Announced Agreement to Sell the Company for $17.25 Per Share

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kaskela Law LLC announces that it is investigating Tribune Publishing Company (NASDAQ: TPCO) (“Tribune” or the “Company”) on behalf of the Company’s current shareholders.

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Block & Leviton LLP Investigates Proposed Acquisition of Tribune Publishing Co. By Alden Global Capital LLC; Shareholders Should Contact the Firm

BOSTON, Feb. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Block & Leviton LLP (www.blockleviton.com), a national securities litigation firm, has opened an investigation into the proposed acquisition of Tribune Publishing Co. (NASDAQ: TPCO) by Alden Global Capital LLC. Alden Global Capital is already the large…

The Wall Street Journal: Hedge fund Alden Global Capital to buy rest of Tribune Publishing

A New York hedge fund that is the largest shareholder in Tribune Publishing Co. has reached a deal to acquire the rest of the newspaper company which owns some of the biggest papers in the country, including the Chicago Tribune and New York Daily News.
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Tribune Publishing Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Tribune Publishing founded?

    Tribune Publishing was founded in 1847.

  • Who are Tribune Publishing key executives?

    Tribune Publishing's key executives are Terry Jimenez, Mike Lavey and Jean Nechvatal.

  • How many employees does Tribune Publishing have?

    Tribune Publishing has 4,448 employees.

  • What is Tribune Publishing revenue?

    Latest Tribune Publishing annual revenue is $746.3 m.

  • What is Tribune Publishing revenue per employee?

    Latest Tribune Publishing revenue per employee is $167.8 k.

  • Who are Tribune Publishing competitors?

    Competitors of Tribune Publishing include Auto Parts Technology Publishing, Liftable Media and Magazines Today.

  • Where is Tribune Publishing headquarters?

    Tribune Publishing headquarters is located at 160 N Stetson Ave, Chicago.

  • Where are Tribune Publishing offices?

    Tribune Publishing has an office in Chicago.

  • How many offices does Tribune Publishing have?

    Tribune Publishing has 1 office.