Journal Communications Inc. Due Diligence Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis

Date: April 15, 2018
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Journal Communications Inc. Due Diligence Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis
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Journal Communications Inc. Due Diligence Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis
Journal Communications Inc. Due Diligence Report provides a complete overview of the company’s affairs. All available data is presented in a comprehensive and easily accessed format. The report includes financial and SWOT information, industry analysis, opinions, estimates, plus annual and quarterly forecasts made by stock market experts. The report also enables direct comparison to be made between Journal Communications Inc. and its competitors. This provides our Clients with a clear understanding of Journal Communications Inc. position in the Media Industry.

  • The report contains detailed information about Journal Communications Inc. that gives an unrivalled in-depth knowledge about internal business-environment of the company: data about the owners, senior executives, locations, subsidiaries, markets, products, and company history.
  • Another part of the report is a SWOT-analysis carried out for Journal Communications Inc.. It involves specifying the objective of the company's business and identifies the different factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieving that objective. SWOT-analysis helps to understand company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and possible threats against it.
  • The Journal Communications Inc. financial analysis covers the income statement and ratio trend-charts with balance sheets and cash flows presented on an annual and quarterly basis. The report outlines the main financial ratios pertaining to profitability, margin analysis, asset turnover, credit ratios, and company’s long-term solvency. This sort of company's information will assist and strengthen your company’s decision-making processes.
  • In the part that describes Journal Communications Inc. competitors and the industry in whole, the information about company's financial ratios is compared to those of its competitors and to the industry. The unique analysis of the market and company’s competitors along with detailed information about the internal and external factors affecting the relevant industry will help to manage your business environment. Your company’s business and sales activities will be boosted by gaining an insight into your competitors’ businesses.
  • Also the report provides relevant news, an analysis of PR-activity, and stock price movements. The latter are correlated with pertinent news and press releases, and annual and quarterly forecasts are given by a variety of experts and market research firms. Such information creates your awareness about principal trends of Journal Communications Inc. business.

About Journal Communications Inc.

Journal Communications, Inc. provides publishing, broadcasting, and printing services in the United States.


The company’s business segments are: Publishing; Broadcasting; and Printing services.

Publishing segment

The company’s publishing business is conducted through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Journal Sentinel, Inc., and Journal Community Publishing Group, Inc., and consists of its daily newspaper, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and community newspapers and shoppers.

Daily Newspaper: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel serves as the daily and Sunday newspaper for the Milwaukee metropolitan area. In addition to its traditional print media, the company operates various Web sites that provide editorial and advertising content, including,,, and the MyCommunityNOW family of 26 community Web sites, which the company operates under the name of Journal Interactive. Also, the company has developed a subscription-based Web site,, dedicated to coverage of the Green Bay Packers.

The company's employment site,, which is co-branded with Monster Worldwide, Inc. (Monster), combines the promotional strength of daily newspaper, and Milwaukee television and radio properties with Monster’s product and brand. In January 2009, the company's daily newspaper launched a new co-branded online automotive offering under a new franchise agreement with CarSoup of Minnesota, Inc. (CarSoup). The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is distributed primarily by independent contract carriers throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Agents deliver the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to single copy outlets throughout the rest of Wisconsin.

Community Newspapers and Shoppers: The company owns and operates 50 community newspapers and shoppers in Wisconsin and Florida and a printing plant in Wisconsin through its subsidiary, Journal Community Publishing Group, Inc.

The company’s community newspapers have a combined paid and free average weekly distribution of approximately 240,000. Its community newspapers focus on local news and events that are of interest to the local residents. In some markets, community newspapers are the source of local news.

The company’s shoppers have a combined average weekly distribution of approximately 291,000. Shoppers are free-distribution publications, primarily carrier-delivered to each household in a geographic area, featuring advertisements primarily from local and regional businesses. A few of shoppers also include local interest stories and weekly columns, such as fishing/hunting reports, obituaries, and television listings.

The company also publishes publications that appeal to very specific advertisers and readers, with a combined paid and free average weekly distribution of approximately 76,000. Some of its products include lifestyle, sports, automotive and boat enthusiast, and agricultural publications. In addition to publishing operations, the company also provides commercial printing services, including cold-web printing, sheet-fed printing, electronic prepress, mailing services, bindery, and inserting, mostly for other weekly and monthly publications.

Broadcasting segment

The company’s broadcasting business is conducted through its wholly owned subsidiary, Journal Broadcast Corporation, and its subsidiaries, which together operate 33 radio stations and 13 television stations in 12 states and a television station under a local marketing agreement.

The company’s radio and television stations focus on providing targeted and relevant local programming that is responsive to the interests of the communities in which they operate.

Television Broadcasting: The company focuses on delivering local news programming, locally produced programming and contracting for popular syndicated programming.

Radio Broadcasting: The company’s programming strategy includes developing and retaining local on-air talent to drive ratings. It has long-term contracts with on-air personalities. In addition, its Milwaukee radio station, WTMJ-AM, maintains radio broadcast rights for the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks and Milwaukee Brewers, and arranges a statewide radio network for the broadcast of their games.

Competition: The company competes with national networks, such as NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX. It also competes with national networks, such as CW and MyNetwork TV (MNT).

Printing Services segment

The company’s printing services business is conducted through a wholly owned subsidiary, IPC Print Services, Inc. (IPC). IPC provides a range of printing services including complete production of magazines, professional journals and documentation material, as well as distribution solutions and fulfillment.

Customers: This segment’s major customer is Dell Computer Corporation.


The company sold its PrimeNet business in February 2010.


Journal Communications, Inc. was founded in 1882.

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1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History


2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units


3.1. Overview
3.2. Strengths
3.3. Weaknesses
3.4. Opportunities
3.5. Threats


4.1. Financial Statements
  4.1.1. Income Statement
  4.1.2. Balance Sheet
  4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
  4.2.1. Profitability
  4.2.2. Margin Analysis
  4.2.3. Asset Turnover
  4.2.4. Credit Ratios
  4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
  4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
  4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot


5.1. Journal Communications Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Journal Communications Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Journal Communications Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Journal Communications Inc. Industry Analysis
  5.4.1. Media Industry Snapshot
  5.4.2. Journal Communications Inc. Industry Position Analysis


6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events


7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates



9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors


10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix





Journal Communications Inc. Key Facts
Management Effectiveness
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Journal Communications Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Journal Communications Inc. Major Shareholders
Journal Communications Inc. History
Journal Communications Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Journal Communications Inc. Offices and Representations
Journal Communications Inc. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Journal Communications Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Credit Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Journal Communications Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Journal Communications Inc. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Media Industry Statistics
Journal Communications Inc. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
Journal Communications Inc. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Historical Surprises1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
Revenue Revisions1


Journal Communications Inc. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
Journal Communications Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Journal Communications Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Journal Communications Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Journal Communications Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Journal Communications Inc. Article Density Chart

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2 – These sections are available only when you purchase a report with appropriate additional types of analyses.
The complete financial data is available for publicly traded companies.

SWOT Analysis

SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.

Enhanced SWOT Analysis

Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:

  • How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
  • How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
  • How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
  • How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?

Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.

PESTEL Analysis

PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.

Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.

Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:

  • Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
  • Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
  • Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
  • Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
  • Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
  • Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?

IFE, EFE, IE Matrices

The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.

The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.

The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.

Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.

Porter Five Forces Analysis

The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:

  1. What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
  2. Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
  3. What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
  4. How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
  5. How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?

VRIO Analysis

VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:

  • Tangible resources
    • Financial
    • Physical
    • Technological
    • Organizational
  • Intangible resources
    • Human
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Reputation
  • Organizational capabilities

The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:

  • Valuable?
  • Rare?
  • Costly to imitate?
  • Organized properly?
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