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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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Cash to Debt 0.04
DISCA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
92% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. DISCA: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
DISCA' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.28 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.04
Equity to Asset 0.36
DISCA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
68% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. DISCA: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
DISCA' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.56 Max: 0.79
Current: 0.36
0.34
0.79
Interest Coverage 6.14
DISCA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
71% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 29.78 vs. DISCA: 6.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
DISCA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 7.13 Max: 9999.99
Current: 6.14
4.1
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.92
M-Score: -2.30
WACC vs ROIC
9.68%
10.82%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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Operating margin (%) 31.44
DISCA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.33 vs. DISCA: 31.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
DISCA' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.72  Med: 34.29 Max: 43.26
Current: 31.44
-16.72
43.26
Net-margin (%) 16.58
DISCA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.94 vs. DISCA: 16.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
DISCA' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -89.47  Med: 16.75 Max: 27.16
Current: 16.58
-89.47
27.16
ROE (%) 17.02
DISCA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. DISCA: 17.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
DISCA' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.5  Med: 9.86 Max: 19.31
Current: 17.02
-1.5
19.31
ROA (%) 6.67
DISCA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. DISCA: 6.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
DISCA' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.16  Med: 5.53 Max: 9.87
Current: 6.67
-1.16
9.87
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 157.04
DISCA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.25 vs. DISCA: 157.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
DISCA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.09  Med: 170.87 Max: 201.53
Current: 157.04
-36.09
201.53
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 21.00
DISCA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. DISCA: 21.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DISCA' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 11.25 Max: 213.7
Current: 21
0
213.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.50
DISCA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. DISCA: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DISCA' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 13.95 Max: 142.6
Current: 14.5
0
142.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 5.80
DISCA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. DISCA: 5.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DISCA' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 24.80 Max: 92
Current: 5.8
0
92
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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

DISCA Guru Trades in Q1 2015

First Eagle Investment 2,260,915 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 3,888,600 sh (New)
Jim Simons 269,650 sh (New)
Jeff Auxier 136,261 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 1,599,010 sh (+159.63%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 3,967,180 sh (+36.78%)
Ruane Cunniff 1,700,044 sh (+29.59%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,701,581 sh (+23.35%)
Murray Stahl 1,313,018 sh (+7.02%)
Frank Sands 1,470,250 sh (+5.21%)
Ken Fisher 155,691 sh (+3.70%)
Ron Baron Sold Out
George Soros 607,000 sh (-21.37%)
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Q2 2015

DISCA Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 85,208 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 7,799,846 sh (+96.61%)
Mario Gabelli 2,031,919 sh (+27.07%)
Jeff Auxier 166,911 sh (+22.49%)
Ken Fisher 166,902 sh (+7.20%)
Murray Stahl 1,367,179 sh (+4.12%)
Frank Sands 1,516,550 sh (+3.15%)
George Soros 607,000 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 1,700,044 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 3,855,300 sh (-0.86%)
Joel Greenblatt 355,472 sh (-79.11%)
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Q3 2015

DISCA Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Wallace Weitz 2,875,000 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 9,697,044 sh (+151.53%)
Joel Greenblatt 493,707 sh (+38.89%)
Jeff Auxier 173,011 sh (+3.65%)
Ken Fisher 169,441 sh (+1.52%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Frank Sands Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 7,784,296 sh (-0.20%)
Mario Gabelli 1,996,338 sh (-1.75%)
George Soros 484,550 sh (-20.17%)
Murray Stahl 850,164 sh (-37.82%)
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Q4 2015

DISCA Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Ken Fisher 350,717 sh (+106.98%)
Jeff Auxier 188,611 sh (+9.02%)
Mario Gabelli 2,041,133 sh (+2.24%)
Murray Stahl 686,997 sh (-19.19%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Discovery Communications Inc

Wallace Weitz Comments on Discovery Communications - Jan 22, 2016

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA) is a leading provider of pay-TV programming with an emphasis on lower-cost, fully-owned, nonfiction content that appeals to global audiences. Despite positive business developments through 2015, shares of Discovery and other media stocks generally suffered as investors became more skeptical of traditional pay-TV’s staying power. Modest subscriber declines reported by cable and satellite TV providers in addition to falling ratings through 2015 led many to conclude that the whole pay-TV ecosystem was unravelling in an accelerating fashion. Exacerbating the perception problem for Discovery was the strength of the US dollar, which muted continued strong growth in the company’s strategic portfolio of international channels. Although the traditional video bundle may get “skinnier,” we believe that the traditional cable system will continue to persist and that Discovery’s content remains a “must have” for subscribers. The company’s ownership of its content also affords it the flexibility to begin offering it directly (via mobile apps), a recent industry trend. From today’s price, we believe the stock has above average return potential.

From Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio)'s fourth quarter 2015 Value Fund commentary.

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Wallace Weitz Comments on Discovery Communications - Oct 27, 2015

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA) is a leading provider of Pay-TV programming with an emphasis on lower cost, fully owned, non-fiction content that appeals to passionate global audiences. The company’s shares have declined due to earnings headwinds from moderating international growth, negative currency impacts on reported results and the well-chronicled challenges for domestic television advertising. More importantly, multiples for media content companies have compressed significantly due to longer-term concerns about the health of the ad -supported, Pay-TV ecosystem. Discovery has several unique advantages, starting with its robust and growing content library and its unmatched international footprint. Strong capital allocation also has been a Discovery hallmark and will be increasingly important over the next several years. The company recently laid out a three-year roadmap that we think is realistic and reflects the challenges ahead. From today’s price the stock has above average return potential, as the company executes on its achievable stated plans.



From Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio)'s 3Q 2015 commentary.

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Wallace Weitz Comments on Discovery Communications - Oct 17, 2014

Discovery (DISCA) is a world-class provider of global pay-tv programming including ‘must-carry’ channels (Discovery, TLC and Animal Planet) as well as emerging and niche networks (ID, OWN and Science, among others). Non-fiction content is a wonderful business – it is cheap to produce and portable across geographies, driving excellent margins and cash flows. Discovery is especially well positioned to benefit from the long-tailed wave of increasing pay-tv adoption outside the U.S. The company generally owns the full rights to its content, providing bargaining power as the distribution ecosystem evolves. We project per-share cash flow growth in the high teens over the next several years, fueled by the international business. From today’s price, we think the stock’s return potential is adequate-to-exceptional with solid downside protection.

From Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio)'s Value Fund Q3 2014 Commentary.

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Baron Funds Comments on Discovery Communications - May 02, 2014

Shares of Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA), a leading global cable network programming operator, fell after reporting weaker results for its fourth quarter 2013, as well as lower ratings for its television content. Since then, Discovery's ratings have improved, and its 2014 financial guidance appears increasingly achievable. We remain positive on Discovery, as we believe it will disproportionately benefit from the continued growth in its international markets for the next several years, aided by its recent European acquisitions, Eurosport and SBS.



From Baron Funds' first quarter 2014 letter to investors.



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Top Ranked Articles about Discovery Communications Inc

Wallace Weitz Comments on Discovery Communications Guru stock highlight
Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA) is a leading provider of pay-TV programming with an emphasis on lower-cost, fully-owned, nonfiction content that appeals to global audiences. Despite positive business developments through 2015, shares of Discovery and other media stocks generally suffered as investors became more skeptical of traditional pay-TV’s staying power. Modest subscriber declines reported by cable and satellite TV providers in addition to falling ratings through 2015 led many to conclude that the whole pay-TV ecosystem was unravelling in an accelerating fashion. Exacerbating the perception problem for Discovery was the strength of the US dollar, which muted continued strong growth in the company’s strategic portfolio of international channels. Although the traditional video bundle may get “skinnier,” we believe that the traditional cable system will continue to persist and that Discovery’s content remains a “must have” for subscribers. The company’s ownership of its content also affords it the flexibility to begin offering it directly Read more...
Wallace Weitz Comments on Discovery Communications Guru stock highlight
Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA) is a leading provider of Pay-TV programming with an emphasis on lower cost, fully owned, non-fiction content that appeals to passionate global audiences. The company’s shares have declined due to earnings headwinds from moderating international growth, negative currency impacts on reported results and the well-chronicled challenges for domestic television advertising. More importantly, multiples for media content companies have compressed significantly due to longer-term concerns about the health of the ad -supported, Pay-TV ecosystem. Discovery has several unique advantages, starting with its robust and growing content library and its unmatched international footprint. Strong capital allocation also has been a Discovery hallmark and will be increasingly important over the next several years. The company recently laid out a three-year roadmap that we think is realistic and reflects the challenges ahead. From today’s price the stock has above average return potential, as the company executes on its achievable stated plans. Read more...
Gabelli Confident About Investment in Cable Giants Discovery, Viacom Investor recommends three media stocks with strong management
Appearing Tuesday on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) offered several stock picks that he expects will double in the next five to 10 years, three of which are large media companies — Discovery (NASDAQ:DISCA), Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) and CBS Corp. (NYSE:CBS). Read more...
GuruFocus Interview: Jeff Auxier of Auxier Asset Management
At 11 years old, Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio) began mowing the lawn of Georgia Pacific’s then-CEO Bob Pamplin Sr., who led the company to be one of the top-performing NYSE stocks of the time. After graduating college with his degree in finance and starting his career in 1982, Auxier decided to cold call Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) — and got an answer. Read more...
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Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio) of Ausier Asset Management added Discovery Communications Inc (NASDAQ:DISCA) to his portfolio, according to GuruFocus Real Time Picks. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 15.53
DISCA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
59% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.78 vs. DISCA: 15.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
DISCA' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.39  Med: 25.38 Max: 299.49
Current: 15.53
13.39
299.49
Forward P/E 10.49
DISCA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 13.76 vs. DISCA: 10.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.37
DISCA's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
56% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.32 vs. DISCA: 17.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
DISCA' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.66  Med: 26.58 Max: 292
Current: 17.37
14.66
292
P/B 1.91
DISCA's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. DISCA: 1.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
DISCA' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.72 Max: 3.45
Current: 1.91
0.54
3.45
P/S 2.57
DISCA's P/S is ranked lower than
68% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. DISCA: 2.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
DISCA' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.19  Med: 4.85 Max: 18.84
Current: 2.57
1.19
18.84
PFCF 17.15
DISCA's PFCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.57 vs. DISCA: 17.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
DISCA' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.75  Med: 24.01 Max: 729
Current: 17.15
8.75
729
POCF 15.26
DISCA's POCF is ranked lower than
69% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.96 vs. DISCA: 15.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
DISCA' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.91  Med: 23.78 Max: 135.5
Current: 15.26
6.91
135.5
EV-to-EBIT 9.23
DISCA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
79% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.13 vs. DISCA: 9.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
DISCA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2821.4  Med: 13.30 Max: 47.1
Current: 9.23
-2821.4
47.1
EV-to-EBITDA 7.89
DISCA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
67% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.76 vs. DISCA: 7.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
DISCA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -158.4  Med: 12.80 Max: 139.3
Current: 7.89
-158.4
139.3
PEG 1.02
DISCA's PEG is ranked higher than
74% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. DISCA: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
DISCA' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.20 Max: 3.9
Current: 1.02
0.34
3.9
Shiller P/E 27.61
DISCA's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
59% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 19.58 vs. DISCA: 27.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
DISCA' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.88  Med: 51.70 Max: 67.85
Current: 27.61
26.88
67.85
Current Ratio 1.29
DISCA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. DISCA: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DISCA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 2.55 Max: 4.45
Current: 1.29
0.95
4.45
Quick Ratio 1.29
DISCA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. DISCA: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DISCA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 2.55 Max: 4.45
Current: 1.29
0.95
4.45
Days Sales Outstanding 97.10
DISCA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
66% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 72.10 vs. DISCA: 97.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
DISCA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 48.03  Med: 84.60 Max: 91.92
Current: 97.1
48.03
91.92
Days Payable 39.50
DISCA's Days Payable is ranked lower than
56% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 45.60 vs. DISCA: 39.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
DISCA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.08  Med: 23.67 Max: 38.67
Current: 39.5
6.08
38.67

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 0.86
DISCA's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. DISCA: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
DISCA' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.67 Max: 2.49
Current: 0.86
0.89
2.49
Price/Median PS Value 0.53
DISCA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. DISCA: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
DISCA' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.01 Max: 3.58
Current: 0.53
0.27
3.58
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.92
DISCA's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. DISCA: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
DISCA' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.18 Max: 3.75
Current: 0.92
0.49
3.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 10.91
DISCA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. DISCA: 10.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
DISCA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 7.00 Max: 11.5
Current: 10.91
2.1
11.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 24.10
DISCA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.94 vs. DISCA: 24.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
DISCA' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.8  Med: 12.00 Max: 55.5
Current: 24.1
2.8
55.5

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $6424
EPS $ 1.62
Beta1.55
Short Percentage of Float12.14%
52-Week Range $23.74 - 34.94
Shares Outstanding(Mil)430.48

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 6,407 6,715 7,068 7,528
EPS($) 1.80 2.08 2.38 2.68
EPS without NRI($) 1.80 2.08 2.38 2.68

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Business Description

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Discovery Communications Inc was formed on September 17, 2008, in connection with Discovery Holding Company 'DHC' and Advance/Newhouse Programming Partnership 'Advance/Newhouse' combining their respective ownership interests in Discovery Communications Holding, LLC ('DCH') and exchanging those interests with and into Discovery (the 'Discovery Formation'). The Company is nonfiction media company that provides original and purchased content to more than 2.2 billion cumulative viewers worldwide through networks that it wholly or partially own. It distributes customized content in the U.S. and over 220 other countries and territories in over 40 languages. Its portfolio of networks includes prominent television brands such as Discovery Channel, one of the first nonfiction networks and its distributed global brand, TLC and Animal Planet. The Company also has a diversified portfolio of websites and develops and sell curriculum-based education products and services. Its content spans genres including science, exploration, survival, natural history, sustainability of the environment, technology, docu-series, anthropology, paleontology, history, space, archaeology, health and wellness, engineering, adventure, lifestyles, forensics, civilizations and current events. The Company's programming tends to maintain its relevance for an extended period of time. As a result, a significant amount of its content translates well across international borders and is made even more accessible through extensive use of dubbing and subtitles in local languages. The Company own and lease 1.7 million square feet of building space for the conduct of its businesses at 65 locations throughout the world. In the U.S. alone, it own and lease approximately 597,000 and 564,000 square feet of building space, respectively, at 13 locations. The Company's networks compete with other television networks, including broadcast, cable and local, for the distribution of its programming and fees charged to cable television operators, DTH satellite service providers and other distributors that carry its network programming. The Company's networks and websites also compete for their target audiences with all forms of programming and other media provided to viewers, including broadcast, cable and local networks, pay-per-view and VOD services, DVDs, online activities and other forms of news, information and entertainment. Its businesses are subject to and affected by regulations of U.S. federal, state and local government authorities, and its international operations are subject to laws and regulations of local countries and international bodies such as the European Union.
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Jeff Auxier's Fall 2015 Market Commentary Nov 10 2015 
Wallace Weitz Comments on Discovery Communications Oct 27 2015 
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DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS' ANIMAL PLANET AND LIONSGATE PARTNER TO ACQUIRE THE U.S., CANADIAN AND UK... Jan 25 2016
Toyota Hits the Virtual Road with Discovery Communications in Custom ‘Discovery VR’ Series Jan 25 2016
Suzanne Kolb Named Executive Vice President & General Manager, Discovery Digital Networks Jan 25 2016
New York’s East Irondequoit Central School District and Discovery Education Launch New Partnership... Jan 21 2016
Want to Travel With National Geographic? Now You Can Jan 21 2016
Upstart Stock Video Company Gets Validation From Cable Powerhouse Discovery Jan 21 2016
Disney: The Force Is Not Strong With This One Jan 15 2016
Should Apple Purchase Time Warner? Jan 13 2016
Corrections &Amplifications Jan 12 2016
Discovery Education and 3M Search for America’s 2016 Top Young Scientist Jan 12 2016
[$$] Discovery Wants to Be the ESPN of Europe Jan 12 2016
Discovery Education And 3M Search For America's 2016 Top Young Scientist Jan 12 2016
Discovery Adds Sports To Its Programming Jan 12 2016
CMO Today: Discovery Angles to Become the ESPN of Europe Jan 12 2016
Discovery Communications' power play to become the ESPN of Europe Jan 12 2016
[$$] Discovery Communications Wants to Be the ESPN of Europe Jan 12 2016
Discovery Channel’s Telescope Is a Provocative Look Inside the Making of the James Webb Space... Jan 07 2016
AHC Celebrates Heroes Who Make History with Action-packed First Quarter Programming Slate Jan 07 2016
NASA’s Unexplained Files Returns to Science Channel Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 10PM Jan 07 2016
Investigation Discovery Presents “Hate in America” – a Timely New Documentary Series Delves... Jan 07 2016
Investigation Discovery Presents Exclusive Accounts of Life with a Killer in Evil Lives Here Dec 22 2015
Discovery Channel Revs up Engines and Tricks out Trucks with New Series, Diesel Brothers Dec 08 2015
Discovery Communications To Report Full Year And Fourth Quarter 2015 Results On Thursday, February... Dec 07 2015
Discovery Communications to Report Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2015 Results on Thursday, February... Dec 07 2015
Discovery Education Adds Hundreds of Engaging Resources Supporting Science, Social Studies and Stem... Dec 03 2015
Discovery Communications Launches ‘Discovery GO’ Aggregated TVE Streaming Service Spanning Nine... Dec 01 2015
Discovery Communications Launches ‘Discovery Go’ Aggregated TVE Streaming Service Spanning Nine... Dec 01 2015
Discovery Communications & Eurosport Ramps Up for Olympic Games Nov 30 2015
Investigation Discovery Introduces What The Crime?!, A New Podcast Examining The Wonderfully Weird... Nov 19 2015
Discovery Digital Networks, Award-Winning Journalist Laura Ling & One Shed Light on Africa’s... Nov 18 2015
Eurosport to rebrand with channels tailored to national tastes Nov 12 2015
Former Waitrose boss Mark Price to join Cabinet Office board Nov 09 2015
Discovery posts 3Q profit Nov 03 2015
Discovery beats 3Q profit forecasts Nov 03 2015
Channel 4 privatisation draws bid interest Oct 31 2015
Investors circle around Channel 4 as privatisation draws interest Oct 31 2015
Discovery's Zaslav says he's bullish on Europe Sep 17 2015
U.S. SEC to adopt rules mandating disclosure of CEO-worker pay ratios Aug 05 2015
Comcast, Discovery renew distribution agreement Jul 27 2015
Eurosport lands Olympic broadcast rights in Europe Jun 29 2015
Olympics-Discovery buys European broadcast rights to Games from 2018-2024 Jun 29 2015
UPDATE 2-Olympics-Discovery buys European broadcast rights to Games from 2018-2024 Jun 29 2015
BBC loses control of TV rights for Olympics Jun 29 2015
Olympics- Discovery wins European broadcast rights to Games from 2018-2024 Jun 29 2015
Eurosport lands Olympic broadcast rights in Europe: IOC Jun 29 2015
US STOCKS-Wall St set for lower open as trade data suggests GDP contraction May 05 2015
Discovery tops 1Q profit forecasts May 05 2015
All3Media boss gets £4m bonus from sale to John Malone May 04 2015
Discovery Channel founder starts nonfiction streaming video service Mar 18 2015
Fuhu's nabi tablet to offer content from Disney, Discovery Mar 11 2015
Discovery adds online adventure channel to reach Web generation Mar 03 2015
BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Boeing, Dish, Valeant, Spectrum Pharma Feb 23 2015
Twenty-First Century Fox denies report it held takeover talks with Discovery Feb 23 2015
Discovery Communications posts 4Q profit Feb 19 2015
Discovery tops 4Q profit forecasts Feb 19 2015
Sky wins majority of 5 bln stg English soccer rights, BT takes rest Feb 10 2015
Premier League TV auction to proceed after Virgin appeal rejected Feb 04 2015
Premier League TV auction to proceed after Virgin appeal rejected Feb 04 2015
Sky Beats Forecasts With Strong UK Growth Feb 04 2015
YouTube sports network Whistle Sports raises $28 mln Jan 13 2015
'Eaten Alive' watched by 4.1 million viewers Dec 09 2014
Sony unveils web-based TV service PlayStation Vue Nov 13 2014
Time Warner eyes A$680 million bid for Australia's Ten Network - media Nov 09 2014
PETA calls for Discovery not to air snake show Nov 07 2014
Discovery tops 3Q profit views but trims outlook Nov 04 2014
Hub Network becoming Discovery Family Channel Sep 25 2014
Comcast accuses Discovery of 'extortionate demands' Sep 24 2014
Comcast accuses Discovery of 'extortionate demands' in merger filing Sep 24 2014
Pennsylvania governor: End TV series 'Amish Mafia' Aug 14 2014

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