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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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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 0.04
DISCB's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
93% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. DISCB: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
DISCB' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.25 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.04
Equity-to-Asset 0.33
DISCB's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
72% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. DISCB: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
DISCB' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.57 Max: 0.79
Current: 0.33
0.33
0.79
Interest Coverage 5.83
DISCB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
67% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 23.68 vs. DISCB: 5.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
DISCB' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 6.37 Max: No Debt
Current: 5.83
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 2.02
Beneish M-Score: -2.52
WACC vs ROIC
9.89%
11.57%
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 : 9/10

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history
Operating Margin % 31.68
DISCB's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
95% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.52 vs. DISCB: 31.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
DISCB' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.53  Med: 34.29 Max: 43.26
Current: 31.68
-10.53
43.26
Net Margin % 18.38
DISCB's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
90% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.71 vs. DISCB: 18.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
DISCB' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -89.47  Med: 17.9 Max: 27.16
Current: 18.38
-89.47
27.16
ROE % 17.26
DISCB's ROE % is ranked higher than
82% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.95 vs. DISCB: 17.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
DISCB' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.5  Med: 12.88 Max: 17.77
Current: 17.26
-1.5
17.77
ROA % 7.55
DISCB's ROA % is ranked higher than
78% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. DISCB: 7.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
DISCB' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.16  Med: 6.93 Max: 9.87
Current: 7.55
-1.16
9.87
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 144.82
DISCB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
89% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.74 vs. DISCB: 144.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
DISCB' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.81  Med: 170.87 Max: 201.53
Current: 144.82
-2.81
201.53
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 11.60
DISCB's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
80% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. DISCB: 11.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
DISCB' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 10.4 Max: 217.5
Current: 11.6
0
217.5
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 6.20
DISCB's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
56% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. DISCB: 6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
DISCB' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 10.35 Max: 146.3
Current: 6.2
0
146.3
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 9.60
DISCB's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
55% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. DISCB: 9.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
DISCB' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 9.6 Max: 92
Current: 9.6
0
92
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Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Media - Diversified    NAICS: 517110    SIC: 4841
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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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history
PE Ratio 14.73
DISCB's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 19.84 vs. DISCB: 14.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
DISCB' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.22  Med: 22.62 Max: 292
Current: 14.73
13.22
292
Forward PE Ratio 12.61
DISCB's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.55 vs. DISCB: 12.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 14.73
DISCB's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
65% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 19.76 vs. DISCB: 14.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
DISCB' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.22  Med: 23.81 Max: 292
Current: 14.73
13.22
292
PB Ratio 2.18
DISCB's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. DISCB: 2.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
DISCB' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.78 Max: 3.45
Current: 2.18
0.54
3.45
PS Ratio 2.73
DISCB's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. DISCB: 2.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
DISCB' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 4.6 Max: 19.01
Current: 2.73
1.12
19.01
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 13.69
DISCB's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
58% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.33 vs. DISCB: 13.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
DISCB' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.35  Med: 23 Max: 3515
Current: 13.69
8.35
3515
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 12.82
DISCB's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
64% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.26 vs. DISCB: 12.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
DISCB' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.83  Med: 21.88 Max: 135.5
Current: 12.82
6.83
135.5
EV-to-EBIT 9.31
DISCB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.08 vs. DISCB: 9.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
DISCB' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -584  Med: 13.15 Max: 33.7
Current: 9.31
-584
33.7
EV-to-EBITDA 8.03
DISCB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
63% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.75 vs. DISCB: 8.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
DISCB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -158.4  Med: 11.9 Max: 139.3
Current: 8.03
-158.4
139.3
PEG Ratio 0.86
DISCB's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. DISCB: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
DISCB' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.19 Max: 12.41
Current: 0.86
0.34
12.41
Shiller PE Ratio 26.51
DISCB's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 28.07 vs. DISCB: 26.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
DISCB' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.41  Med: 42.6 Max: 121.74
Current: 26.51
23.41
121.74
Current Ratio 1.66
DISCB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. DISCB: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DISCB' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 2.15 Max: 4.45
Current: 1.66
0.96
4.45
Quick Ratio 1.66
DISCB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. DISCB: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DISCB' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 2.15 Max: 4.45
Current: 1.66
0.96
4.45
Days Sales Outstanding 83.99
DISCB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
64% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 67.59 vs. DISCB: 83.99 )
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: 83.99
48.03
91.92
Days Payable 36.17
DISCB's Days Payable is ranked lower than
61% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 53.32 vs. DISCB: 36.17 )
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: 36.17
6.08
43.93

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 6.10
DISCB's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 vs. DISCB: 6.10 )
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: 1.55 Max: 0
Current: 6.1
-0.7
0

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.83
DISCB's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. DISCB: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
DISCB' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.42 Max: 3.44
Current: 0.83
0.79
3.44
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.59
DISCB's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. DISCB: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
DISCB' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.98 Max: 3.82
Current: 0.59
0.27
3.82
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 1.18
DISCB's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. DISCB: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
DISCB' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.16 Max: 5.06
Current: 1.18
0.49
5.06
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 10.69
DISCB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
82% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. DISCB: 10.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
DISCB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3  Med: 7.3 Max: 13.5
Current: 10.69
3
13.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 18.24
DISCB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
70% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.41 vs. DISCB: 18.24 )
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: 11.5 Max: 55.5
Current: 18.24
2.8
55.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $6,497
EPS (TTM) $ 1.96
Beta1.65
Short Percentage of Float0.49%
52-Week Range $23.85 - 30.80
Shares Outstanding (Mil)388.66

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 6,818 7,317 7,492
EPS ($) 2.29 2.59 2.83
EPS without NRI ($) 2.29 2.59 2.83
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
15.01%
Dividends per Share ($)
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