Lee Enterprises Inc

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LEE : NYSE : Services
$1.92 | %
Today's Range: 0.00 - 0.00
Avg. Daily Volume: 115,400
07/25/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


LEE ENTERPRISES INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. LEE ENTERPRISES INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.66 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 22.97% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)146.84156.56
EBITDA ($mil)27.8330.79
EBIT ($mil)16.8819.23
Net Income ($mil)19.231.8


Balance Sheet Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)16.4711.35
Total Assets ($mil)717.93779.64
Total Debt ($mil)656.5764.25
Equity ($mil)-127.8-165.91


Profitability Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Gross Profit Margin55.855.99
EBITDA Margin18.9419.66
Operating Margin11.512.28
Sales Turnover0.880.85
Return on Assets5.880.63
Return on Equity0.00.0
Debt Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Current Ratio0.760.81
Debt/Capital1.241.28
Interest Expense18.3219.9
Interest Coverage0.920.97


Share Data Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)55.7154.53
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.360.03
Book value / share-2.29-3.04
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume117228.0241426.0

Valuation


SELL. LEE ENTERPRISES INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 23.01 for the Media industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.05. Normally, for additional comaprison, we would look at the price-to-book ratio; however, this company's price-to-book ratio is negative making the value useless for comparisons. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, LEE ENTERPRISES INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
LEE 2.50 Peers 23.01   LEE 1.41 Peers 19.72

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

LEE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

LEE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
LEE 5.27 Peers 80.89   LEE NM Peers 1.36

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

LEE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

LEE's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
LEE NM Peers 3.71   LEE 875.00 Peers -8.91

Neutral. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

LEE's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.

 

Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

LEE is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
LEE 0.17 Peers 3.76   LEE -4.40 Peers 42.30

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

LEE is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

LEE significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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