Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, media company New York Times (NYSE: NYT) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

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 $1.0 billion
Industry Publishing
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $2.3 billion
Management Chairman/Interim CEO/Publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.
CFO James Follo
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 3.7%
Cash/Debt $263.5 million / $772.0 million
Competitors Gannett
News Corp.
The Washington Post Company

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 60% of the 440 members who have rated New York Times believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this month, one of those Fools, MHenage, succinctly summed up the bear case for our community:

The New York Times still thinks it's all about selling subscriptions to newspapers. Their NYTimes app for iTunes only gives main headlines and if you want more you have to subscribe. USA Today (owned by Gannett) offers better value with its free USA Today app. In addition [New York Times] generates only about 1/10 in positive cash flow what Gannett does.

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