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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
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.04
DISCK's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. DISCK: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
DISCK' 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
DISCK's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
73% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. DISCK: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
DISCK' 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
DISCK's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
68% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 22.90 vs. DISCK: 5.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
DISCK' 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: 1.99
Beneish M-Score: -2.52
WACC vs ROIC
9.74%
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 31.68
DISCK's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
95% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.58 vs. DISCK: 31.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
DISCK' 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
DISCK's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
90% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.48 vs. DISCK: 18.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
DISCK' 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
DISCK's ROE % is ranked higher than
82% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. DISCK: 17.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
DISCK' 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
DISCK's ROA % is ranked higher than
78% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. DISCK: 7.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
DISCK' 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
DISCK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
89% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.75 vs. DISCK: 144.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
DISCK' 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
DISCK's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
78% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. DISCK: 11.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
DISCK' 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
DISCK's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
53% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. DISCK: 6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
DISCK' 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
DISCK's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
57% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. DISCK: 9.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
DISCK' 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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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

DISCK Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Tom Gayner 738,000 sh (+2.79%)
Mario Gabelli 1,522,075 sh (+2.11%)
Robert Olstein 307,000 sh (+1.66%)
Jeff Auxier 8,598 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Wallace Weitz 834,644 sh (-1.97%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 1,210,861 sh (-3.36%)
First Pacific Advisors 192,050 sh (-3.43%)
Ken Fisher 65,768 sh (-6.81%)
Murray Stahl 203,123 sh (-8.94%)
David Carlson 350,000 sh (-36.36%)
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Q2 2016

DISCK Guru Trades in Q2 2016

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2,197,300 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 338,000 sh (+10.10%)
Tom Gayner 756,000 sh (+2.44%)
Jeff Auxier 8,598 sh (unchged)
David Carlson Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,508,198 sh (-0.91%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 1,176,366 sh (-2.85%)
Wallace Weitz 797,949 sh (-4.40%)
Ken Fisher 62,862 sh (-4.42%)
First Pacific Advisors 144,200 sh (-24.92%)
Murray Stahl 130,235 sh (-35.88%)
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Q3 2016

DISCK Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 233,850 sh (New)
Wallace Weitz 2,174,044 sh (+172.45%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 5,157,496 sh (+134.72%)
Robert Olstein 386,040 sh (+14.21%)
Tom Gayner 833,000 sh (+10.19%)
Jeff Auxier 8,598 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors Sold Out
Arnold Van Den Berg 1,155,896 sh (-1.74%)
Mario Gabelli 1,456,680 sh (-3.42%)
Murray Stahl 124,361 sh (-4.51%)
Ken Fisher 55,492 sh (-11.72%)
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Q4 2016

DISCK Guru Trades in Q4 2016

First Pacific Advisors 44,500 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 892,000 sh (+7.08%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 5,326,643 sh (+3.28%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 1,167,515 sh (+1.01%)
Jeff Auxier 8,598 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 386,040 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,434,462 sh (-1.53%)
Murray Stahl 121,454 sh (-2.34%)
Wallace Weitz 2,101,499 sh (-3.34%)
Ken Fisher 52,022 sh (-6.25%)
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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 is the one of the largest global media providers with over 2 billion cumulative subscribers in over 220 countries. Its three main networks (Discovery, TLC, and Animal Planet) each reach over 94 million U.S. households and over 300 million international subscribers. The firm operates eight other channels in the U.S., including Investigation Discovery and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. The international segment consists of national and pan-regional networks over 294 unique distribution feeds in more than 45 languages.

Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 13.97
DISCK's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 23.36 vs. DISCK: 13.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
DISCK' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.22  Med: 22.39 Max: 292
Current: 13.97
13.22
292
Forward PE Ratio 11.92
DISCK's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.48 vs. DISCK: 11.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 13.97
DISCK's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
71% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 23.63 vs. DISCK: 13.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
DISCK' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.22  Med: 23.47 Max: 292
Current: 13.97
13.22
292
PB Ratio 2.07
DISCK's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. DISCK: 2.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
DISCK' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.79 Max: 3.45
Current: 2.07
0.54
3.45
PS Ratio 2.58
DISCK's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. DISCK: 2.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
DISCK' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 4.59 Max: 19.01
Current: 2.58
1.12
19.01
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 12.98
DISCK's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
55% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.49 vs. DISCK: 12.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
DISCK' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.35  Med: 22.8 Max: 3515
Current: 12.98
8.35
3515
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 12.15
DISCK's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
62% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.17 vs. DISCK: 12.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
DISCK' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.83  Med: 21.74 Max: 135.5
Current: 12.15
6.83
135.5
EV-to-EBIT 9.03
DISCK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.61 vs. DISCK: 9.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
DISCK' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -584  Med: 13.15 Max: 33.7
Current: 9.03
-584
33.7
EV-to-EBITDA 7.78
DISCK's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
69% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.48 vs. DISCK: 7.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
DISCK' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -158.4  Med: 11.8 Max: 139.3
Current: 7.78
-158.4
139.3
PEG Ratio 0.82
DISCK's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. DISCK: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
DISCK' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.18 Max: 12.41
Current: 0.82
0.34
12.41
Shiller PE Ratio 25.13
DISCK's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 26.98 vs. DISCK: 25.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
DISCK' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.41  Med: 42.48 Max: 121.74
Current: 25.13
23.41
121.74
Current Ratio 1.66
DISCK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. DISCK: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DISCK' 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
DISCK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. DISCK: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DISCK' 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
DISCK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
63% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 67.59 vs. DISCK: 83.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
DISCK' 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
DISCK's Days Payable is ranked lower than
62% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 58.18 vs. DISCK: 36.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
DISCK' 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
DISCK's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 vs. DISCK: 6.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
DISCK' 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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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.79
DISCK's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. DISCK: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
DISCK' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.42 Max: 3.44
Current: 0.79
0.79
3.44
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.56
DISCK's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. DISCK: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
DISCK' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.98 Max: 3.82
Current: 0.56
0.27
3.82
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 1.12
DISCK's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. DISCK: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
DISCK' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.16 Max: 5.06
Current: 1.12
0.49
5.06
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 11.07
DISCK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
85% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.33 vs. DISCK: 11.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
DISCK' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3  Med: 7.3 Max: 13.5
Current: 11.07
3
13.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 18.60
DISCK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
72% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.41 vs. DISCK: 18.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
DISCK' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.8  Med: 11.55 Max: 55.5
Current: 18.6
2.8
55.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $6,497
EPS (TTM) $ 1.96
Beta1.44
Short Percentage of Float0.79%
52-Week Range $22.43 - 29.07
Shares Outstanding (Mil)388.66

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 6,818 7,317 7,492
EPS ($) 2.29 2.57 2.83
EPS without NRI ($) 2.29 2.57 2.83
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
15.01%
Dividends per Share ($)
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