Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Community newspaper publishers are faring slightly better than their metropolitan counterparts, as they aim to focus on regional interests, such as sports or arts. This trend will continue over the next five years; however, the threat of digital media and social networks will continue to hamper industry revenue. Companies that have the resources to adapt rapidly to new technologies will fare best in this competitive landscape.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Community Newspaper Publishing industry has a medium level of capital intensity. A key measure of an industry's capital intensity is the ratio of depreciation charges to labor costs, as it shows the amount of industry revenue absorbed by capital inputs and labor inputs. Since industry wages currently make up 21.2% of industry revenue, and depreciation charges account for about 4.3% of annual revenue, the industry's depreciation to labor costs ratio is about 0.20:1 in 2011, even with the average for the economy.
Labor costs are significant in this industry because of a heavy reliance on labor at all stages, from content production and layout to sales and distribution... purchase to read more