TMCNet:  Lee Enterprises has the Highest Debt to Asset Ratio in the Publishing Industry (LEE, MEG, MNI, VCI, NYT)

[January 11, 2013]

Lee Enterprises has the Highest Debt to Asset Ratio in the Publishing Industry (LEE, MEG, MNI, VCI, NYT)

Jan 11, 2013 (SmarTrend(R) News Watch via COMTEX) -- Below are the three companies in the Publishing industry with the highest debt to asset ratios. The Debt/Asset ratio shows the proportion of a company's assets that are financed through debt. If the ratio is greater than one, most of the company's assets are financed through debt.Lee Enterprises ranks highest with a a debt to asset ratio of 0.87. Following is Media General with a a debt to asset ratio of 0.71. McClatchy ranks third highest with a a debt to asset ratio of 0.62.


Valassis Communications follows with a a debt to asset ratio of 0.38, and The New York Times rounds out the top five with a a debt to asset ratio of 0.29.

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