E.W. Scripps Company (The) - (SSP): Price and Financial Metrics

E.W. Scripps Company (The) - (SSP): $15.71

0.27 (+1.75%)

POWR Rating

Component Grades














  • SSP scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 67.37% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for SSP is in Momentum, which has been heading down over the past 179 days.
  • SSP's current lowest rank is in the Quality metric (where it is better than 23.13% of US stocks).

SSP Stock Summary

  • EW SCRIPPS Co's stock had its IPO on March 26, 1990, making it an older stock than 84.38% of US equities in our set.
  • With a price/earnings ratio of 72.66, EW SCRIPPS Co P/E ratio is greater than that of about 90.1% of stocks in our set with positive earnings.
  • With a price/sales ratio of 0.76, EW SCRIPPS Co has a higher such ratio than merely 18.21% of stocks in our set.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to EW SCRIPPS Co, a group of peers worth examining would be RLGY, NXST, ECPG, VRTS, and WSC.
  • SSP's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit EW SCRIPPS Co's official web site, go to www.scripps.com.

SSP Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Consumer Cyclical stock, SSP's price/sales ratio is 50% lower, now standing at 0.7.
  • Over the past 243 months, SSP's price/earnings ratio has gone down 22.1.
  • SSP's price/sales ratio has moved down 2.6 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for SSP.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
SSP 2021-08-27 0.7 0.8 5.8 9.4
SSP 2021-08-26 0.7 0.8 5.6 9.3
SSP 2021-08-25 0.7 0.8 5.7 9.4
SSP 2021-08-24 0.7 0.8 5.6 9.4
SSP 2021-08-23 0.7 0.8 5.6 9.3
SSP 2021-08-20 0.7 0.8 5.5 9.3

SSP Growth Metrics

    The 4 year revenue growth rate now stands at 94.8%.
  • Its year over year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 199.61%.
  • Its year over year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 56233.63%.
Over the past 15 months, SSP's revenue has gone up $556,080,000.

The table below shows SSP'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 2,283.532 237 23.968
2021-09-30 2,252.351 274.147 240.984
2021-06-30 2,190.37 293.378 265.958
2021-03-31 1,984.176 313.787 263.423
2020-12-31 1,857.478 277.394 269.333
2020-09-30 1,727.452 121.34 35.397

SSP'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.
  • SSP has a Quality Grade of D, ranking ahead of 16.19% of graded US stocks.
  • SSP's asset turnover comes in at 0.4 -- ranking 33rd of 64 Communication stocks.
  • SBSAA, WOW, and OBLG are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with SSP.

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

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.400 0.555 0.130
2021-03-31 0.420 0.544 0.129
2020-12-31 0.474 0.540 0.133
2020-09-30 0.480 0.499 0.051
2020-06-30 0.443 0.469 0.017
2020-03-31 0.453 0.477 0.027

SSP Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of SSP, see our SSP price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $25.86 Average Broker Recommendation 1.71 (Moderate Buy)

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SSP Price/Volume Stats

Current price $15.71 52-week high $23.61
Prev. close $15.44 52-week low $14.22
Day low $15.50 Volume 214,300
Day high $15.77 Avg. volume 281,998
50-day MA $17.95 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $19.18 Market Cap 1.30B

E.W. Scripps Company (The) - (SSP) Company Bio

E.W. Scripps operates as a media enterprise with interests in television stations, newspapers, and local and national digital media sites. The company was founded in 1878 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Latest SSP News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about EW SCRIPPS Co that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate SSP as an investment opportunity.

The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP) CEO Adam Symson on Q4 2021 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP) Q4 2021 Earnings Conference Call February 25, 2022, 09:30 AM ET Company Participants Carolyn Micheli - Head, IR Adam Symson - President and CEO Jason Combs - CFO Brian Lawlor - Local Media, President Lisa Knutson - Scripps Networks, President Conference Call Participants Daniel Kurnos...

SA Transcripts on Seeking Alpha | February 25, 2022

After record non-election-year free cash flow, Scripps turns to big political-year expectations

The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) reported impressive year-over-year, adjusted combined revenue growth of 14% for its Scripps Networks division and 8% for its Local Media division core advertising, for the fourth quarter of 2021.

Yahoo | February 25, 2022

Court TV Mystery to be rebranded ION Mystery on Feb. 24

Scripps Networks, part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP), will rebrand its popular and widely available network Court TV Mystery as ION Mystery starting today, Feb. 24. Video link here.

Yahoo | February 24, 2022

Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Nexstar Media Group and The E.W. Scripps

Nexstar Media Group and The E.W. Scripps are included in this Investment Ideas blog.

Yahoo | February 23, 2022

Based On Its ROE, Is The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ:SSP) A High Quality Stock?

One of the best investments we can make is in our own knowledge and skill set. With that in mind, this article will...

Yahoo | February 23, 2022

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SSP Price Returns

1-mo -4.56%
3-mo -29.42%
6-mo -15.22%
1-year -25.93%
3-year 4.12%
5-year -5.13%
YTD -18.81%
2021 26.55%
2020 -0.66%
2019 1.12%
2018 1.97%
2017 -19.14%

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