Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, newspaper publisher Gannett
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Gannett's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||McLean, Va. (1906)|
|Market Cap||$3.1 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$5.2 billion|
|Management||CEO Gracia Martore
Chief Marketing Officer Maryam Banikarim
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||23.7%|
|Cash/Debt||$157.5 million / $1.7 billion|
The McClatchy Co.
The New York Times Co.
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 27% of the 444 members who have rated Gannett believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
There's a clearly defined ceiling, but no floor whatsoever with declining revenues and high levels of debt. The newspaper business is consolidating to the point where only a couple of national papers ... and a bevy of low-profit regional papers survive, and even then the outcome for those is not exactly rosy.
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