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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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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.03
DISCB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. DISCB: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
DISCB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.26 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.03
Equity to Asset 0.35
DISCB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
71% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. DISCB: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
DISCB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.56 Max: 0.79
Current: 0.35
0.34
0.79
Interest Coverage 6.28
DISCB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
74% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 156.69 vs. DISCB: 6.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
DISCB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.14  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: 6.28
5.14
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.92
M-Score: -2.50
WACC vs ROIC
9.93%
10.66%
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 : 6/10

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Operating margin (%) 31.48
DISCB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.56 vs. DISCB: 31.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
DISCB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -59.15  Med: 2.68 Max: 43.26
Current: 31.48
-59.15
43.26
Net-margin (%) 16.57
DISCB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. DISCB: 16.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
DISCB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -102.72  Med: 9.21 Max: 27.16
Current: 16.57
-102.72
27.16
ROE (%) 16.81
DISCB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. DISCB: 16.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
DISCB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -15.86  Med: 3.93 Max: 19.31
Current: 16.81
-15.86
19.31
ROA (%) 6.66
DISCB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. DISCB: 6.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
DISCB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -10.71  Med: 2.55 Max: 9.87
Current: 6.66
-10.71
9.87
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 148.72
DISCB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 13.57 vs. DISCB: 148.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
DISCB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -36.09  Med: 156.64 Max: 201.53
Current: 148.72
-36.09
201.53
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 21.00
DISCB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. DISCB: 21.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DISCB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 11.25 Max: 213.7
Current: 21
0
213.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.50
DISCB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. DISCB: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DISCB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 13.95 Max: 142.6
Current: 14.5
0
142.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 5.80
DISCB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. DISCB: 5.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DISCB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 24.70 Max: 92.8
Current: 5.8
0
92.8
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 17.00
DISCB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
61% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 21.20 vs. DISCB: 17.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
DISCB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.38  Med: 26.00 Max: 299.46
Current: 17
13.38
299.46
Forward P/E 12.59
DISCB's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
65% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.39 vs. DISCB: 12.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.10
DISCB's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
57% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 21.30 vs. DISCB: 19.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
DISCB' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 14.66  Med: 27.37 Max: 291.98
Current: 19.1
14.66
291.98
P/B 2.13
DISCB's P/B is ranked lower than
54% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. DISCB: 2.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
DISCB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.69 Max: 3.45
Current: 2.13
0.53
3.45
P/S 2.81
DISCB's P/S is ranked lower than
66% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. DISCB: 2.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
DISCB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.18  Med: 4.93 Max: 18.84
Current: 2.81
1.18
18.84
PFCF 16.14
DISCB's PFCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.67 vs. DISCB: 16.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
DISCB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.74  Med: 24.53 Max: 728.6
Current: 16.14
8.74
728.6
POCF 14.58
DISCB's POCF is ranked lower than
61% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.05 vs. DISCB: 14.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
DISCB' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.9  Med: 24.10 Max: 135.51
Current: 14.58
6.9
135.51
EV-to-EBIT 9.61
DISCB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.45 vs. DISCB: 9.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
DISCB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -2820.6  Med: 12.90 Max: 26
Current: 9.61
-2820.6
26
PEG 1.03
DISCB's PEG is ranked higher than
77% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. DISCB: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
DISCB' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.72 Max: 4.56
Current: 1.03
0.34
4.56
Shiller P/E 20.55
DISCB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
50% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.55 vs. DISCB: 20.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
DISCB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 20.53  Med: 44.48 Max: 82.44
Current: 20.55
20.53
82.44
Current Ratio 1.44
DISCB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. DISCB: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DISCB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.95  Med: 2.60 Max: 4.45
Current: 1.44
0.95
4.45
Quick Ratio 1.44
DISCB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. DISCB: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DISCB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.95  Med: 2.60 Max: 4.45
Current: 1.44
0.95
4.45
Days Sales Outstanding 85.37
DISCB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
63% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 66.03 vs. DISCB: 85.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
DISCB' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 48.03  Med: 84.60 Max: 91.92
Current: 85.37
48.03
91.92

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 0.96
DISCB's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. DISCB: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
DISCB' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.14  Med: 1.71 Max: 2.49
Current: 0.96
1.14
2.49
Price/Median PS Value 0.57
DISCB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. DISCB: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
DISCB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.00 Max: 3.53
Current: 0.57
0.27
3.53
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.95
DISCB's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. DISCB: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
DISCB' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.30 Max: 4.14
Current: 0.95
0.49
4.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 10.40
DISCB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. DISCB: 10.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
DISCB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.8  Med: 7.20 Max: 11.4
Current: 10.4
3.8
11.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 25.38
DISCB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.21 vs. DISCB: 25.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
DISCB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 2.8  Med: 9.75 Max: 55.5
Current: 25.38
2.8
55.5

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 6,478 6,861 7,324
EPS($) 1.85 2.15 2.57
EPS without NRI($) 1.85 2.15 2.57

Business Description

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