Gannett Co., Inc.: Technology and Communications Company Profile, SWOT & Financial Report

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					Gannett Co., Inc.

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Gannett Co., Inc.                                                             Financial Snapshot

                                                                              Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                    7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, 22107-   The company reported revenue of US$5,239.99
Headquarters Address
                                    0150,United States of America             million during the fiscal year 2011 (2011). The
                                                                              company's revenue declined at a compounded rate of
Telephone                           + 17038546000
                                                                              7.93% during 2007–2011, with an annual decline of
                                                                              3.65% over 2010. In 2011, the company recorded an
Fax                                 + 17038542167                             operating margin of 15.55%, as against 18.33% in
                                                                              2010.
Website                             www.gannett.com

Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange       GCI, New York Stock Exchange              Revenue and Margins

Number of Employees                 32,600

Fiscal Year End                     December

Revenue (in US$ million)            5,239.99




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                           Weaknesses
                                                                              Return on Equity
                                    Consistent decline in top-line
Focus on cost reduction
                                    performance                               The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of
                                                                              19.71% for 2011, as compared to its peers, The
Increasing bottomline performance   Declining Market Share in Sector          McClatchy Company (Ticker: MNI), The New York
                                                                              Times Company (Ticker: NYT) and A. H. Belo
Online operations                   Geographic concentration                  Corporation (Ticker: AHC), which recorded ROEs of
                                                                              31.05%, -7.83% and -9.00% respectively. The
                                                                              company reported an operating margin of 15.55% in
Strong balance sheet position       Limited Liquidity Position
                                                                              2011.

Strong market presence              Overdependence on a single segment
                                                                              Return on Equity
Opportunities                       Threats
Increasing demand in US broadcast
                                    Litigations
market

Partnerships with Yahoo & CIMM Regulations




                                                                              Liquidity Position

                                                                              The company reported a current ratio of 1.19 in 2011,
                                                                              as compared to its peers, The McClatchy Company,
                                                                              The New York Times Company and A. H. Belo
                                                                              Corporation, which recorded current ratios of 1.25,
                                                                              1.46 and 1.81 respectively. As of December 2011, the
                                                                              company recorded cash and short-term investments
                                                                              of worth US$166.93 million, against zero current debt.
                                                                              The company reported a debt to equity ratio of 0.76 in
                                                                              2011 as compared to its peers, The McClatchy
                                                                              Company, The New York Times Company and A. H.
                                                                              Belo Corporation, which recorded debt to equity ratios
                                                                              of 10.56, 1.53 and 0.00 respectively.




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.1       Company Overview ................................................................................................................................................5
    1.2       Business Description ..............................................................................................................................................5
    1.3       Major Products and Services .................................................................................................................................6
2     Analysis of Key Performance Indicators ............................................................................................... 7
    2.1       Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators ..........................................7
    2.2       Key Financial Performance Indicators .................................................................................................................10
      2.2.1       Revenue and Operating Profit .........................................................................................................................10
      2.2.2       Asset, Liabilities and Capex .............................................................................................................................11
      2.2.3       Net Debt vs. Gearing Ratio ..............................................................................................................................12
      2.2.4       Operational Efficiency ......................................................................................................................................13
      2.2.5       Solvency ..........................................................................................................................................................14
      2.2.6       Valuation ..........................................................................................................................................................15
    2.3       Competitive Benchmarking ..................................................................................................................................16
      2.3.1       Efficiency ..........................................................................................................................................................16
      2.3.2       Capital Expenditure ..........................................................................................................................................17
      2.3.3       Turnover – Inventory and Asset .......................................................................................................................18
3     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 19
    3.1       SWOT Analysis - Overview ..................................................................................................................................19
    3.2       Strengths ..............................................................................................................................................................19
    3.3       Weaknesses .........................................................................................................................................................20
    3.4       Opportunities ........................................................................................................................................................20
    3.5       Threats .................................................................................................................................................................21
4     Company Statement .............................................................................................................................. 22
5     History .................................................................................................................................................... 25
6     Key Employees ...................................
				
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