Lee Enterprises, Inc. (LEE)
Leaning Into A Digital Future
Lee Enterprises Inc is a local news publication company in the United States. Its products include daily and Sunday newspapers, weekly newspapers and classified and few other specialty publications. Its products are used as a platform for advertising in mid-size markets. Revenues are generated primarily from retail and classifieds advertising and the remaining from subscriptions to its printed and digital products.
Michael Kupinski, Director of Research, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.
Patrick McCann, Research Associate, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.
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Initiating with an Outperform rating. We are initiating coverage of Lee Enterprises with an Outperform rating. We believe the company is maneuvering well into a digital future. Some of the key reasons for this include the company’s industry leading cash flow margins, manageable debt, and comprehensive digital strategy. The company’s shares also appear to be undervalued, which will be discussed later, as Lee tends to go unnoticed in comparison to some of its large-market focused peers.
Cycling towards growth. The newspaper industry has consolidated over recent years and revenues from the traditional print business have declined significantly. As the industry has moved to embrace a digital business model, however, revenue declines are moderating. We believe industry will soon bottom and may begin growing again as a primarily digital business …
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