Lee Enterprises (NYSE:LEE)

CAPS Rating: 2 out of 5

The Company directly, and through its ownership of associated companies, publishes 56 daily newspapers in 23 states and more than 300 weekly, classified and specialty publications, along with associated and integrated online sites.

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Member Avatar SnowBawl (< 20) Submitted: 12/26/2013 12:25:43 PM : Outperform Start Price: $3.49 LEE Score: +19.12

What Works on Wall Street. 1 of 6.

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Member Avatar johnnywitt (68.37) Submitted: 2/10/2013 1:54:06 PM : Outperform Start Price: $1.36 LEE Score: +186.72

Dinosaur & a little risky, but cheap.
A Las Vegas pick LOL.

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Member Avatar jabroniman (< 20) Submitted: 7/13/2011 12:59:26 PM : Underperform Start Price: $0.99 LEE Score: -283.42

Lee Enterprises newspapers are full of ads; they are putting all their efforts on advertisements to stay afloat instead of trying to reinvent themselves. Everyone knows that newspapers are a dying media and cluttering it with ads will be the nail in the coffin. Instead of fully reinventing themselves in the digital era they rather lay off real journalists across the board in a desperate attempt to save money.

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Member Avatar crazyidiot (70.18) Submitted: 7/9/2011 1:04:49 PM : Outperform Start Price: $0.87 LEE Score: +339.48

Increasing presense on the world wide web.

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Member Avatar OzmaOfOz (< 20) Submitted: 5/31/2011 1:24:48 PM : Underperform Start Price: $1.18 LEE Score: -217.85

Layoffs aren't doing LEE any favors.

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Member Avatar bradford86 (99.78) Submitted: 5/18/2011 3:06:27 AM : Outperform Start Price: $1.16 LEE Score: +223.04

i want to get away. i want to fly away.

yeah, yeah yeah.

market cap: $45M... for a company that makes $100M in free cash flow per year

Debt was reduced $26.2 million in the quarter and $55.8 million year to date. Debt, net of changes in ca sh, has been reduced $108.9 million in the last 12 months.

Carl Schmidt, vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, said Lee remains in compliance with financial covenants and expects to continue repaying debt primarily with ongoing cash flow. Liquidity (5) at the end of the quarter totaled $116.7 million, which is an increase of $12.9 million from December 2010 and compares to $96.0 million of debt repayments due in the next four quarters.

Free cash flow totaled $11.3 million for the quarter, a 36.5 percent decrease from $17.8 million a year ago. The timing of income tax payments adversely impacted free cash flow in the current year quarter. Free cash flow in the last 12 months totaled $104.1 million

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Member Avatar SebekaPerham (< 20) Submitted: 12/31/2010 2:31:31 PM : Outperform Start Price: $2.48 LEE Score: +22.66

This stock has been beat down big time. Cash flow is good and debt is being manageed. For the value to be this low people must think newspaper ad and circulation sales will fall at a fast rate. This stock appears to be a goldmine to me

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Member Avatar marianeaj1 (< 20) Submitted: 7/13/2010 1:45:35 PM : Underperform Start Price: $2.72 LEE Score: +15.54

too much debt, newspaper are going down

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Member Avatar tuckerboreo (95.63) Submitted: 5/10/2010 7:25:38 PM : Outperform Start Price: $3.21 LEE Score: -30.98

LEE is on the verge of putting together 4 positive earnings quarters in a row with their July earnings report. This company is earning over $1/share even in this depressed ad revenue environment and the ad revenue declines looks to be hitting the bottom of the through. The company generates large amounts of cash flow, more than enough to cover debts and meet all operating obligations. Earnings and cash flow will only improve as the economy strengthens and ad revenues improve which is normal for media companies post a recession. With the economy stabilizing, print circulation looks to have plateaued and online ad revenue will grow by double digits going forward. With LEE trading in the mid-$3 range, I think it can likely be over $6 (80%+ upside) within the next year.

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Member Avatar LawfordCap (99.89) Submitted: 2/20/2010 12:06:52 PM : Outperform Start Price: $3.68 LEE Score: -52.69

interesting stock
but ps is low
no data for return on equity

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Member Avatar JKarius (< 20) Submitted: 2/12/2010 12:58:01 PM : Outperform Start Price: $3.70 LEE Score: -59.44

Good management, properties in very good markets

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Member Avatar Newshound3 (< 20) Submitted: 11/2/2009 5:22:22 PM : Outperform Start Price: $2.91 LEE Score: -35.00

LEE is a highly stable, well managed, good performing company with newspapers in almost entirely small, town markets where the newspaper is the lifeblood of the community. Investors are going to be fooled if they try to compare this stable, recovering stock to big city newspapers that are in big trouble. I see this stock selling in the $10 - $15 range within 5 years. For now, a good, solid growth stock!

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Member Avatar angus118 (< 20) Submitted: 10/6/2008 11:41:37 PM : Underperform Start Price: $2.85 LEE Score: +31.26

top 20 stocks to sell (10/6/08 LN)

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Member Avatar Souperman9 (< 20) Submitted: 9/22/2008 2:06:52 PM : Outperform Start Price: $3.03 LEE Score: -17.03

Punishment of this company's sector has been severely overdone. Book value on this stock in $7-10 range

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Member Avatar NDonline (< 20) Submitted: 7/2/2008 2:10:16 PM : Outperform Start Price: $3.23 LEE Score: -19.82

This company is grossly undervalued compared to its history. It's the new 3-buck Chuck. Despite the negative news about advertising, it actually appears to be outperforming it's competition.

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Member Avatar jatava (74.03) Submitted: 6/6/2008 12:20:13 PM : Outperform Start Price: $5.82 LEE Score: -67.58

10.000

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Member Avatar Pacificfyr (57.12) Submitted: 6/2/2008 12:14:53 PM : Outperform Start Price: $6.32 LEE Score: -72.52

Its just too cheap

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Member Avatar fitz55 (54.87) Submitted: 5/3/2008 1:22:03 PM : Outperform Start Price: $7.21 LEE Score: -78.62

very low P/E, insider buying, very good dividend

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Member Avatar StockMarketBeat (78.23) Submitted: 2/28/2008 7:17:27 AM : Outperform Start Price: $10.94 LEE Score: -103.07

http://stockmarketbeat.com/blog1/2008/02/28/lee-should-lee-enterprises-investors-stop-the-presses-or-pick-up-a-scoop/

Until the management can effectively put their plan into action, revenues and earnings look set for continued declines. In 2007 operating income decreased $5,157,000, or 2.5%.

Tax settlements reduced income tax expense by $6,880,000 in 2007. On an apples to apples basis, earnings per share declined from $1.82 to $1.66.

While the earnings are declining, they do appear trustworthy. The accrual ratio measures the difference between cash-based earnings and accounting (accrual) based earnings. The closer to zero, the better. With the exception of a spike in 2005 related to the Pulitzer acquisition, Lee’s earnings quality has been high.

I Would Look to Enhance Yield With Options

Although a put-write may offer another alternative play on the name, the options are thinly traded. The March 12.50 puts are available for approximately $1.45 at the time of writing, while the March 10’s are trading at about $0.30. The choice would depend upon the investor’s objective: someone wanting to own the shares at a lower price could use the $12.50’s to get an effective purchase price of just over $11.00, while an investor who doesn’t really want the shares could get a 3% one-month yield on money at risk using the 10’s.

I also think if I wrote put options and ended up with the shares, I would turn around and write covered calls to continue enhancing the yield and offsetting some of the risk.

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Member Avatar Ryanlanham (45.49) Submitted: 12/16/2007 5:13:10 PM : Outperform Start Price: $12.72 LEE Score: -100.11

Value...dividend...strategy. Best media play in the US.

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