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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.05
DISCB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. DISCB: 0.05 )
DISCB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.05

Equity to Asset 0.37
DISCB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. DISCB: 0.37 )
DISCB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 0.79
Current: 0.37

0.37
0.79
Interest Coverage 6.53
DISCB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
65% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. DISCB: 6.53 )
DISCB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.14   Max: 9999.99
Current: 6.53

5.14
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.73
M-Score: -2.41
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 35.29
DISCB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.67 vs. DISCB: 35.29 )
DISCB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -59.15   Max: 43.26
Current: 35.29

-59.15
43.26
Net-margin (%) 19.43
DISCB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.21 vs. DISCB: 19.43 )
DISCB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -102.72   Max: 27.16
Current: 19.43

-102.72
27.16
ROE (%) 18.66
DISCB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.61 vs. DISCB: 18.66 )
DISCB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -15.86   Max: 17.77
Current: 18.66

-15.86
17.77
ROA (%) 7.59
DISCB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.86 vs. DISCB: 7.59 )
DISCB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -10.71   Max: 9.87
Current: 7.59

-10.71
9.87
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 158.85
DISCB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.34 vs. DISCB: 158.85 )
DISCB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -36.09   Max: 201.53
Current: 158.85

-36.09
201.53
Revenue Growth (%) 21.10
DISCB's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 434 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. DISCB: 21.10 )
DISCB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 217.5
Current: 21.1

0
217.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 28.90
DISCB's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. DISCB: 28.90 )
DISCB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 145.6
Current: 28.9

0
145.6
EPS Growth (%) 25.60
DISCB's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. DISCB: 25.60 )
DISCB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 92
Current: 25.6

0
92
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 10.60
DISCB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
94% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 30.10 vs. DISCB: 10.60 )
DISCB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.69   Max: 149.73
Current: 10.6

6.69
149.73
P/B 1.30
DISCB's P/B is ranked higher than
82% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. DISCB: 1.30 )
DISCB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.74
Current: 1.3

0.27
1.74
P/S 2.06
DISCB's P/S is ranked higher than
69% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. DISCB: 2.06 )
DISCB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 9.56
Current: 2.06

0.59
9.56
PFCF 10.50
DISCB's PFCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 66.60 vs. DISCB: 10.50 )
DISCB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.34   Max: 1167.9
Current: 10.5

4.34
1167.9
EV-to-EBIT 8.06
DISCB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
93% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 21.71 vs. DISCB: 8.06 )
DISCB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 12.6
Current: 8.06

4.6
12.6
PEG 0.54
DISCB's PEG is ranked higher than
98% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. DISCB: 0.54 )
DISCB' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 1.7
Current: 0.54

0.18
1.7
Shiller P/E 14.63
DISCB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. DISCB: 14.63 )
DISCB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 14.62   Max: 42.1
Current: 14.63

14.62
42.1
Current Ratio 1.09
DISCB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. DISCB: 1.09 )
DISCB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 4.45
Current: 1.09

0.95
4.45
Quick Ratio 1.09
DISCB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. DISCB: 1.09 )
DISCB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 4.45
Current: 1.09

0.95
4.45

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 0.74
DISCB's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
90% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. DISCB: 0.74 )
DISCB' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 1.25
Current: 0.74

0.69
1.25
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
DISCB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. DISCB: 0.80 )
DISCB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 3.45
Current: 0.8

0.26
3.45
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.47
DISCB's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. DISCB: 0.47 )
DISCB' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 1.54
Current: 0.47

0.4
1.54
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 12.40
DISCB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
90% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. DISCB: 12.40 )
DISCB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 8   Max: 21.6
Current: 12.4

8
21.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 26.86
DISCB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.97 vs. DISCB: 26.86 )
DISCB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 54.7
Current: 26.86

1.4
54.7

Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Media - Diversified
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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 a global nonfiction media and entertainment company that provides programming across multiple distribution platforms throughout the world. The Company distributes customized programming, in over 40 languages, in the U.S. and over 200 other countries and territories. Its global portfolio of networks includes prominent television brands such as Discovery Channel, one of the first nonfiction networks and its widely distributed global brand, TLC and Animal Planet. It also has a diversified portfolio of websites and other digital media services, develop and sell curriculum-based products and services, and provide postproduction audio 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 also creates local programming tailored to individual market preferences. The Company own and lease 1.6 million square feet of building space for the conduct of its businesses at 49 locations throughout the world. In the U.S. alone, it own and lease approximately 597,000 and 775,000 square feet of building space, respectively, at 19 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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