Why Scripps Networks Is Poised to Outperform


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, television network operator Scripps Networks Interactive has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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


Headquarters (Founded)

Knoxville, Tenn. (2008)

Market Cap

$8.9 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.3 billion


Chairman/CEO Kenneth Lowe

CFO Joseph NeCastro

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$439.2 million / $1.4 billion

Dividend Yield



Discovery Communications
News Corp.

Walt Disney

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 360 members who have rated Scripps believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those bulls, PuddinHead42, touched on the digital trends working in Scripps' favor:

Content providers will be king as we move from a fixed cable format to a free form Internet format where you can watch any show you want anytime. DVR in the cloud. Watch a Food network show on your iPad while you follow the recipe. Shows can be "framed" with fixed [ads] in the frames. ... Plus [ads] targeted to your web searches and purchases as well as the show. They have great content that is relatively cheap to produce. ... Get in now.

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