Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (LEE): Price and Financial Metrics

Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (LEE): $18.86

0.38 (+2.06%)

POWR Rating

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  • Sentiment is the dimension where LEE ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 99.55% of US stocks.
  • LEE's strongest trending metric is Sentiment; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • LEE ranks lowest in Growth; there it ranks in the 37th percentile.

LEE Stock Summary

  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for LEE is 12.89 -- better than 97.8% of US stocks.
  • With a price/sales ratio of 0.21, LEE ENTERPRISES Inc has a higher such ratio than merely 2.94% of stocks in our set.
  • LEE's equity multiplier -- a measure of assets relative to shareholders'equity -- is greater than that of 99.1% of US stocks.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to LEE ENTERPRISES Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be WU, UTME, SBH, ALTG, and HY.
  • Visit LEE's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to www.lee.net.

LEE Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Consumer Cyclical stock, LEE's price/earnings ratio is 55.15% lower, now standing at 8.7.
  • Over the past 243 months, LEE's EV/EBIT ratio has gone up 5.9.
  • Over the past 243 months, LEE's price/sales ratio has gone down 3.1.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for LEE.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
LEE 2021-08-27 0.2 -13.3 8.7 9.1
LEE 2021-08-26 0.2 -12.7 8.3 9.0
LEE 2021-08-25 0.2 -12.4 8.1 9.0
LEE 2021-08-24 0.2 -12.8 8.3 9.0
LEE 2021-08-23 0.2 -12.9 8.4 9.0
LEE 2021-08-20 0.2 -13.0 8.5 9.0

LEE Growth Metrics

    Its 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at -45.22%.
  • Its 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at -47.05%.
  • The 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at -84.52%.
Over the past 52 months, LEE's revenue has gone up $218,172,000.

The table below shows LEE's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-12-31 785.115 32.277 19.541
2021-09-30 794.649 50.078 22.785
2021-06-30 792.503 54.63 16.209
2021-03-31 778.541 78.424 11.707
2020-12-31 707.478 57.879 7.474
2020-09-30 618.004 49.869 -3.106

LEE's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • LEE has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 82.05% of graded US stocks.
  • LEE's asset turnover comes in at 0.936 -- ranking 3rd of 14 Printing and Publishing stocks.
  • DJCO, HMHC, and GCI are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with LEE.

The table below shows LEE's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-27 0.936 0.548 0.099
2021-03-28 0.898 0.552 0.092
2020-12-27 0.800 0.560 0.080
2020-09-27 0.763 0.568 0.064
2020-06-28 0.751 0.585 0.068
2020-03-29 0.761 0.597 0.085

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LEE Price/Volume Stats

Current price $18.86 52-week high $44.43
Prev. close $18.48 52-week low $17.78
Day low $18.26 Volume 26,000
Day high $19.25 Avg. volume 38,029
50-day MA $21.39 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $26.83 Market Cap 112.35M

Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (LEE) Company Bio

Lee Enterprises, Incorporated provides local news and information, and advertising services primarily in the Midwest, Mountain West, and West regions of the United States. The company was founded in 1890 and is based in Davenport, Iowa.

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Lee Enterprises Comments on Alden’s Latest Lawsuit

DAVENPORT, Iowa, Feb. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ: LEE) today issued the following statement in response to the recent lawsuit filed by Alden Global Capital LLC (together with its affiliates, “Alden”) in the Delaware Court of Chancery: “We are disappointed, but not surprised, that Alden continues to pursue increasingly desperate measures in an attempt to destabilize Lee and advance its grossly undervalued hostile proposal to purchase the Company. We are app

Yahoo | February 22, 2022

Alden says Post-Dispatch parent in 'downward spiral,' sues over election rules

The hedge fund pursuing a hostile takeover of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's owner has again sued the company, claiming it's planning to employ illegal rules at a board election next month.

Yahoo | February 22, 2022

Alden Global Capital, LLC Announces That Affiliate Has Filed a Lawsuit Seeking To Prevent Lee Enterprises from Disenfranchising Shareholders

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., February 22, 2022--Alden Global Capital, LLC announced that its affiliate filed a lawsuit seeking to prevent Lee from brazenly disenfranchising shareholders by rigging the upcoming director election to guarantee the re-election of entrenched directors who have profited substantially even while the company is in a downward spiral and its journalism is suffering. After announcing in December 2021 that no valid stockholder nominations had been received, and winning a court ru

Yahoo | February 22, 2022

Lee Enterprises Sends Update Letter to Shareholders

Reiterates Successful Digital Growth Strategy and Strength of Board Leadership Bench Urges Shareholders to Vote FOR the Board’s Highly Experienced Nominees on the WHITE Proxy Card DAVENPORT, Iowa, Feb. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ: LEE) (“Lee” or the “Company”) today sent a letter to shareholders urging them to vote “FOR” the Board’s three nominees – Chairman Mary Junck, Lead Independent Director Herb Moloney and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Mowbray – at Le

Yahoo | February 22, 2022

Lee Enterprises Releases New Investor Presentation

Describes Lee’s Successful Digital Transformation, Track Record of Value Creation and Significant Upside Potential Urges Shareholders to Vote FOR Lee’s Highly Qualified Nominees on the WHITE Proxy Card DAVENPORT, Iowa, Feb. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ: LEE) (“Lee” or the “Company”) today released a detailed presentation to investors ahead of its 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, scheduled for March 10. The presentation outlines Lee’s Three Pillar Digital

Yahoo | February 17, 2022

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LEE Price Returns

1-mo -12.85%
3-mo -31.42%
6-mo -49.71%
1-year -36.61%
3-year -15.80%
5-year -5.70%
YTD -45.40%
2021 174.13%
2020 -11.27%
2019 -32.70%
2018 -10.21%
2017 -18.97%

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