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$22.74
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1.3B
Average Volume 10 Days
268.1K
EPS TTM
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Shares Outstanding
44.7M
EX-Date
11/7/08
P/E TM
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ew scripps co/the-a (SSP) Details

The E. W. Scripps Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a media enterprise with interests in television stations, newspapers, and local and national digital media sites. It produces news and information content that informs and engages local and national communities; and operates digital sites offering local news and information, and user-generated content. The company’s portfolio of media properties includes 19 local television stations comprising 10 ABC-affiliated stations, 3 NBC affiliated stations, 1 independent station, and 5 Azteca America affiliated stations; daily and community newspapers in 13 markets in the United States; Newsy, a digital video news service; and United Media that provides syndication services for the news features and comics. It also produces television programming. The E. W. Scripps Company was founded in 1878 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

4,800 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/4/14
Founded in 1878

ew scripps co/the-a (SSP) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President ...
Total Annual Compensation: $680.0K
Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice Presiden...
Total Annual Compensation: $360.0K
Senior Vice President of Television
Total Annual Compensation: $460.0K
Senior Vice President of Newspapers
Total Annual Compensation: $440.0K
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Total Annual Compensation: $375.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

ew scripps co/the-a (SSP) Key Developments

The E.W. Scripps Company and American Broadcasting Company Signs New Five-Year Affiliation Agreement

The E.W. Scripps Company and American Broadcasting Company have signed a new five-year affiliation agreement covering 10 Scripps stations through December 2019. Included in this agreement are the Scripps stations in Bakersfield, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Phoenix, San Diego and Tampa. In June, Scripps acquired the ABC affiliate in Buffalo, which remains under a separate agreement through the end of 2018.

The E. W. Scripps Company Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014

The E. W. Scripps Company reported consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported operating revenues of $207,600,000 against $189,535,000 a year ago. Operating income was $2,657,000 against operating loss of $8,156,000 a year ago. Income from operations before income taxes was $391,000 against loss from operations before income taxes of $11,898,000 a year ago. Net loss attributable to the shareholders of the company was $1,341,000 or $0.02 per basic share against $8,851,000 or $0.16 per basic share a year ago. The company recorded pretax income of $400,000 in the quarter compares to a loss of nearly $12 million in the 2013 quarter. For the nine months, the company reported operating revenues of $623,340,000 against $596,041,000 a year ago. Operating income was $1,577,000 against operating loss of $3,674,000 a year ago. Loss from operations before income taxes was $5,831,000 against $15,623,000 a year ago. Net loss attributable to the shareholders of the company was $5,188,000 or $0.09 per basic share against $8,337,000 or $0.15 per basic share a year ago. As of September 30, cash balance was $124 million, and had $199 million of debt. That leaves with net debt of only $75 million.

SSP Seeks Acquisitions

The E. W. Scripps Company (NYSE:SSP) is seeking acquisitions. Rich Boehne, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of SSP said, “The bottom line is, the new Scripps will be a financially flexible company with a strong balance sheet and attractive geographic footprint for local television and radio, and a portfolio of great digital brands, and the ability to grow organically as well as through strategic acquisitions.”

 

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