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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 : 5/10

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Cash to Debt 0.02
DISCB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
97% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. DISCB: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
DISCB' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.25 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.02
Equity to Asset 0.34
DISCB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
71% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. DISCB: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
DISCB' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.55 Max: 0.79
Current: 0.34
0.34
0.79
Interest Coverage 5.94
DISCB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
67% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.58 vs. DISCB: 5.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
DISCB' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 6.62 Max: No Debt
Current: 5.94
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.95
M-Score: -2.47
WACC vs ROIC
9.44%
11.44%
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 (%) 31.23
DISCB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.74 vs. DISCB: 31.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
DISCB' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.72  Med: 34.29 Max: 43.26
Current: 31.23
-16.72
43.26
Net-margin (%) 18.06
DISCB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.77 vs. DISCB: 18.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
DISCB' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -89.47  Med: 16.9 Max: 27.16
Current: 18.06
-89.47
27.16
ROE (%) 16.62
DISCB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.86 vs. DISCB: 16.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
DISCB' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.5  Med: 11.23 Max: 17.77
Current: 16.62
-1.5
17.77
ROA (%) 7.39
DISCB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. DISCB: 7.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
DISCB' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.16  Med: 6.22 Max: 9.87
Current: 7.39
-1.16
9.87
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 151.90
DISCB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.38 vs. DISCB: 151.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
DISCB' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.09  Med: 170.87 Max: 201.53
Current: 151.9
-36.09
201.53
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 48.80
DISCB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. DISCB: 48.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DISCB' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 9.2 Max: 217.5
Current: 48.8
0
217.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 39.70
DISCB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. DISCB: 39.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DISCB' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 14.5 Max: 146.3
Current: 39.7
0
146.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 35.90
DISCB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. DISCB: 35.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DISCB' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 17.3 Max: 92
Current: 35.9
0
92
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-11-03)


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Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Media - Diversified
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Discovery Communications Inc is a media and entertainment company. It provides programming across multiple distribution platforms worldwide. The Company also provides educational products and services to schools & operates digital media services.

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 a nonfiction media company that provides original and purchased content to more than 2.2 billion cumulative viewers through networks that is wholly or partially owned. 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 brands, TLC and Animal Planet. The Company also has a diversified portfolio of websites and develops and sells curriculum-based education products and services. Its contents span genres including science, exploration, survival, natural history, sustainability of the environment, technology, 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, an 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'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.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 13.75
DISCB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.29 vs. DISCB: 13.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
DISCB' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.22  Med: 24.66 Max: 292
Current: 13.75
13.22
292
Forward P/E 13.19
DISCB's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
72% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.31 vs. DISCB: 13.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 13.75
DISCB's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
69% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 19.42 vs. DISCB: 13.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
DISCB' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.22  Med: 25.39 Max: 292
Current: 13.75
13.22
292
P/B 1.92
DISCB's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. DISCB: 1.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
DISCB' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.77 Max: 3.45
Current: 1.92
0.54
3.45
P/S 2.51
DISCB's P/S is ranked lower than
60% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. DISCB: 2.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
DISCB' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 4.78 Max: 19.01
Current: 2.51
1.12
19.01
PFCF 13.87
DISCB's PFCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.53 vs. DISCB: 13.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
DISCB' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.35  Med: 23.66 Max: 3515
Current: 13.87
8.35
3515
POCF 12.84
DISCB's POCF is ranked lower than
62% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.60 vs. DISCB: 12.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
DISCB' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.83  Med: 23.19 Max: 135.5
Current: 12.84
6.83
135.5
EV-to-EBIT 8.98
DISCB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.58 vs. DISCB: 8.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
DISCB' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2795.3  Med: 13.3 Max: 47.1
Current: 8.98
-2795.3
47.1
EV-to-EBITDA 7.70
DISCB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
67% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.15 vs. DISCB: 7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
DISCB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -158.4  Med: 12.5 Max: 139.3
Current: 7.7
-158.4
139.3
PEG 0.71
DISCB's PEG is ranked higher than
88% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. DISCB: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
DISCB' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.21 Max: 12.41
Current: 0.71
0.34
12.41
Shiller P/E 25.84
DISCB's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
58% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 21.71 vs. DISCB: 25.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
DISCB' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.96  Med: 47.23 Max: 121.74
Current: 25.84
24.96
121.74
Current Ratio 1.77
DISCB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. DISCB: 1.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DISCB' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 2.26 Max: 4.45
Current: 1.77
0.95
4.45
Quick Ratio 1.77
DISCB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. DISCB: 1.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DISCB' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 2.26 Max: 4.45
Current: 1.77
0.95
4.45
Days Sales Outstanding 88.77
DISCB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
64% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 73.27 vs. DISCB: 88.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
DISCB' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 48.03  Med: 85.07 Max: 91.92
Current: 88.77
48.03
91.92
Days Payable 28.03
DISCB's Days Payable is ranked lower than
66% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 48.27 vs. DISCB: 28.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
DISCB' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.08  Med: 27.89 Max: 43.93
Current: 28.03
6.08
43.93

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 5.20
DISCB's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -3.50 vs. DISCB: 5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
DISCB' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.7  Med: 0.6 Max: 0
Current: 5.2
-0.7
0

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 0.75
DISCB's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. DISCB: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
DISCB' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.65 Max: 3.44
Current: 0.75
0.75
3.44
Price/Median PS Value 0.51
DISCB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. DISCB: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
DISCB' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.98 Max: 3.68
Current: 0.51
0.26
3.68
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.02
DISCB's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. DISCB: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
DISCB' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.19 Max: 8.75
Current: 1.02
0.49
8.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 11.19
DISCB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. DISCB: 11.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
DISCB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 7.1 Max: 13.5
Current: 11.19
2.1
13.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 18.99
DISCB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.16 vs. DISCB: 18.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
DISCB' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.8  Med: 8.9 Max: 55.5
Current: 18.99
2.8
55.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $6,472
EPS (TTM) $ 1.85
Beta1.67
Short Percentage of Float0.38%
52-Week Range $23.85 - 32.13
Shares Outstanding (Mil)395.94

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 6,599 6,933 7,379
EPS ($) 2.02 2.25 2.59
EPS w/o NRI ($) 2.02 2.25 2.59
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
17.69%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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