Why Gannett Is Ready to Pull Back


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, newspaper publisher Gannett (NYS: GCI) has received an alarming one-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Gannett and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Gannett facts

Headquarters (founded)

McLean, Va. (1906)

Market Cap

$4.4 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$5.2 billion


CEO Craig Dubow (since 2005)
CFO Victoria Harker (since 2012)

Return on Equity
(average, past 3 years)



$237.5 million / $1.6 billion

Dividend Yield



The McClatchy Company (NYS: MNI)
New York Times

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 27% of the 443 members who have rated Gannett believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier today, one of those Fools, tutnyce, succinctly summed up the Gannett bear case for our community:

Holding company with too many second rate brands and not enough synergies between them. No growth in revenue or profits on the horizon, as most of the cost savings from newspaper cuts have already gone into effect. Not the worst play with a 4% dividend, but even that's not enough for me to put my money at risk.

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