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Johnston Press plc (JPR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

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- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
- SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.


Johnston Press plc (Johnston Press) is a publishing company for regional newspapers and websites in the UK. Johnston Press, together with its subsidiaries engages in publication and printing of local and regional weekly, evening and morning newspapers, both paid for and free specialist print publications, together with associated websites. The company operates three printing presses in Portsmouth, Dinnington and Carn. It has local and e-commerce websites with complementary mobile sites and also has tablet and Smartphone apps. The company has its publishing office in Scotland, the North East, West Yorkshire, the North West & Isle of Man, South Yorkshire, the South, Midlands and Northern Ireland. Johnston Press is headquartered in Edinburgh, the UK.

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Table Of Contents

Johnston Press plc (JPR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 5
Section 1 - About the Company 6
Johnston Press plc - Key Facts 6
Johnston Press plc - Key Employees 7
Johnston Press plc - Key Employee Biographies 8
Johnston Press plc - Major Products and Services 9
Johnston Press plc - History 10
Johnston Press plc - Company Statement 13
Johnston Press plc - Locations And Subsidiaries 15
Head Office 15
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 15
Section 2 - Company Analysis 17
Johnston Press plc - Business Description 17
Johnston Press plc - Corporate Strategy 18
Johnston Press plc - SWOT Analysis 19
SWOT Analysis - Overview 19
Johnston Press plc - Strengths 19
Strength - Strong Partners 19
Strength - Brand Recognition 19
Strength - Digital Revenue and Contract Printing Revenue Surge 19
Johnston Press plc - Weaknesses 20
Weakness - Decline in Print Advertising Contracts Revenue 20
Johnston Press plc - Opportunities 21
Opportunity - Advertising Industry Outlook 21
Opportunity - New Products and Services 21
Opportunity - Trends in Content Delivery 21
Johnston Press plc - Threats 22
Threat - Highly Competitive Market 22
Threat - Technology Changes 22
Threat - Intellectual Property Infringement 22
Johnston Press plc - Key Competitors 23
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 25
Performance Chart 26
Financial Performance 26
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 27
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 28
Section 4 - Appendix 29
Methodology 29
Ratio Definitions 29
About GlobalData 33
Contact Us 33
Disclaimer 33

List of Tables
Johnston Press plc, Key Facts 6
Johnston Press plc, Key Employees 7
Johnston Press plc, Key Employee Biographies 8
Johnston Press plc, Major Products and Services 9
Johnston Press plc, History 10
Johnston Press plc, Other Locations 15
Johnston Press plc, Subsidiaries 16
Johnston Press plc, Key Competitors 23
Johnston Press plc, Ratios based on current share price 24
Johnston Press plc, Annual Ratios 25
Johnston Press plc, Interim Ratios 27
Currency Codes 29
Capital Market Ratios 29
Equity Ratios 30
Profitability Ratios 30
Cost Ratios 31
Liquidity Ratios 31
Leverage Ratios 32
Efficiency Ratios 32

List of Figures
Johnston Press plc, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 26
Johnston Press plc, Ratio Charts 28

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