Lee Enterprises (LEE) – Powering Through A Difficult Advertising Environment

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Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Lee Enterprises, Incorporated provides local news, information, and advertising primarily in midsize markets in the United States. It publishes 49 daily newspapers, as well as offers 300 weekly newspapers and specialty publications in 23 states. The company also provides online advertising and services; and online infrastructure and online publishing services for approximately 1,500 daily and weekly newspapers and shoppers. In addition, it offers commercial printing services. The company has a strategic alliance with Yahoo!, Inc. to provide its classified employment advertising customer base the opportunity to post job listings and other employment products on Yahoo!�s HotJobs national platform. Lee Enterprises, Incorporated was founded in 1890 and is based in Davenport, Iowa.

Michael Kupinski, Director of Research – Digital, Media & Technology Analyst, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

Jacob Mutchler, Research Associate, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

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Managing its cash flow. The company announced that it will be implementing cost reductions resulting in annualized savings of $60 million in fiscal year 2023. We have adjusted our quarterly estimates to reflect the current weaker than expected revenue outlook and significantly lower expenses. This report highlights our quarterly and full year 2023 and 2024 revenue and adj. EBITDA revisions.  

A tough quarter ahead. We believe that the company’s fiscal second quarter will be somewhat similar to the first quarter, given that the cost reductions impact will largely fall in the fiscal second half. As such, we believe that adj. EBITDA trends will significantly improve in the back half of the fiscal year. 

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