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Top 3 Companies in the Publishing Industry With the Lowest EV/EBITDA Ratio (AHC, SCHL, JRN)

Published on Wed, 02/20/2013 - 11:17
By Peter Chu

Below are the three companies in the Publishing industry with the lowest enterprise value to EBITDA (EV/EBITDA) ratios. EV/EBITDA is an important metric used in valuing comparable companies. It is capital structure neutral and generally the lower the ratio, the more undervalued the company is believed to be.

AH Belo (NYSE:AHC) is lowest with an EV/EBITDA ratio of 1.74. AH Belo Corporation publishes daily newspapers in the northeastern, southern, and western United States. AH Belo has traded 5,000 shares thus far today, vs. average volume of 49,000 shares per day. The stock has underperformed the Dow (-0.2% to the Dow's -0.0%) and matched the S&P 500 (with a -0.2% move) during today's trading.

Scholastic (NASDAQ:SCHL) is next with an EV/EBITDA ratio of 4.60.

Finishing up the bottom three is Journal Communications (NYSE:JRN), with an EV/EBITDA ratio of 5.07.

By Peter Chu
pchu@fnno.com