Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, multimedia news and information company The New York Times
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at New York Times' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
New York Times facts
|Headquarters (founded)||New York (1896)|
|Market Cap||$944.5 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$2.3 billion|
|Management||Chairman/Interim CEO/Publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.
CFO James Follo
|Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)||8.9%|
|Cash/Debt||$431.4 million / $774.3 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 60% of the 424 members who have rated New York Times believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
I know, I know, you can't wrap your fish n' chips in an iPad, but still. This industry is in long-term decline, and they really need a new model. Maybe it will just be Bloomberg and [Thomson Reuters] in 20 years, but whatever the case, I'm not banking on newspapers to be hugely profitable unless we have a wicked solar storm that wipes out all electronics.
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