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How to buy The E-WScripps Company stock | $18.96

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The E.W. Scripps Company is a broadcasting business based in the US. The E-WScripps Company shares (SSP) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The E-WScripps Company employs 5,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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The E-WScripps Company stock price (NASDAQ: SSP)

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The E-WScripps Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-23.
Latest market close$18.96
52-week range$8.92 - $24.78
50-day moving average $17.81
200-day moving average $19.54
Wall St. target price$25.86
PE ratio 5.3742
Dividend yield $0.1 (0.54%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.47

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The E-WScripps Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $18.96 from 2021-10-25

1 week (2021-10-20) 1.55%
1 month (2021-09-27) 2.76%
3 months (2021-07-27) -1.46%
6 months (2021-04-27) -14.98%
1 year (2020-10-27) 92.49%
2 years (2019-10-25) 39.31%
3 years (2018-10-26) 18.87%
5 years (2016-10-27) 43.64%

Is The E-WScripps Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing The E-WScripps Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The E-WScripps Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

The E-WScripps Company's P/E ratio

The E-WScripps Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, The E-WScripps Company shares trade at around 5x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

The E-WScripps Company's PEG ratio

The E-WScripps Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 12.81. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into The E-WScripps Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The E-WScripps Company's EBITDA

The E-WScripps Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $628.1 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a The E-WScripps Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

The E-WScripps Company financials

Revenue TTM $2.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 22.58%
Gross profit TTM $750 million
Return on assets TTM 6.12%
Return on equity TTM 13.48%
Profit margin 14.35%
Book value $17.49
Market capitalisation $1.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The E-WScripps Company shares

There are currently 2.4 million The E-WScripps Company shares held short by investors – that's known as The E-WScripps Company's "short interest". This figure is 5.4% down from 2.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The E-WScripps Company shares can be evaluated.

The E-WScripps Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The E-WScripps Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The E-WScripps Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The E-WScripps Company shares traded daily (recently around 314764.92146597). The E-WScripps Company's SIR currently stands at 7.64. In other words for every 100,000 The E-WScripps Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7640 shares are currently held short.

However The E-WScripps Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The E-WScripps Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable The E-WScripps Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The E-WScripps Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The E-WScripps Company shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0504% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The E-WScripps Company shares, roughly 50 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against The E-WScripps Company.

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The E-WScripps Company share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 1.46% of net profits

Recently The E-WScripps Company has paid out, on average, around 1.46% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.07% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The E-WScripps Company shareholders could enjoy a 1.07% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The E-WScripps Company's case, that would currently equate to about $0.1 per share.

While The E-WScripps Company's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that The E-WScripps Company is investing more in its future growth.

The E-WScripps Company's most recent dividend payout was on 23 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have The E-WScripps Company's shares ever split?

The E-WScripps Company's shares were split on a 1127:1000 basis on 31 March 2015. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1127 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The E-WScripps Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 11.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The E-WScripps Company shares which in turn could have impacted The E-WScripps Company's share price.

The E-WScripps Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The E-WScripps Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.9181 up to $24.78. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SSP.US volatility(beta: 2.05)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while The E-WScripps Company's is 2.0471. This would suggest that The E-WScripps Company's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

The E-WScripps Company overview

The E. W. Scripps Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a media enterprise through a portfolio of local and national media brands. The company operates through Local Media, National Media, and Other segments. The Local Media segment operates broadcast television stations, which produce news, information, and entertainment content, as well as its related digital operations. This segment also runs network, syndicated, and original programming. The National Media segment offers content services through apps on Internet-connected devices, such as set-top boxes, smartphones, smart televisions, and tablets.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of The E-WScripps Company is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 17.778% of The E-WScripps Company shares are held by insiders and 79.358% by institutions.
How many people work for The E-WScripps Company?
Latest data suggests 5,400 work at The E-WScripps Company.
When does the fiscal year end for The E-WScripps Company?
The E-WScripps Company's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is The E-WScripps Company based?
The E-WScripps Company's address is: Scripps Center, Cincinnati, OH, United States, 45202
What is The E-WScripps Company's ISIN number?
The E-WScripps Company's international securities identification number is: US8110544025
What is The E-WScripps Company's CUSIP number?
The E-WScripps Company's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 811039106

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