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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 0.06
DISCK's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
50% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. DISCK: 0.06 )
DISCK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.06

Equity to Asset 0.41
DISCK's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. DISCK: 0.41 )
DISCK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 0.79
Current: 0.41

0.41
0.79
Interest Coverage 6.53
DISCK's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
66% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

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

5.14
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.29
M-Score: -2.38
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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Operating margin (%) 36.10
DISCK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.12 vs. DISCK: 36.10 )
DISCK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -59.15   Max: 43.26
Current: 36.1

-59.15
43.26
Net-margin (%) 19.42
DISCK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.15 vs. DISCK: 19.42 )
DISCK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -102.72   Max: 27.16
Current: 19.42

-102.72
27.16
ROE (%) 17.35
DISCK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.72 vs. DISCK: 17.35 )
DISCK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -17   Max: 17.37
Current: 17.35

-17
17.37
ROA (%) 7.18
DISCK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 446 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. DISCK: 7.18 )
DISCK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -11.26   Max: 9.5
Current: 7.18

-11.26
9.5
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 161.26
DISCK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 32.50 vs. DISCK: 161.26 )
DISCK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -35.83   Max: 185.13
Current: 161.26

-35.83
185.13
Revenue Growth (%) 21.10
DISCK's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. DISCK: 21.10 )
DISCK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 217.5
Current: 21.1

0
217.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 28.90
DISCK's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. DISCK: 28.90 )
DISCK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 145.6
Current: 28.9

0
145.6
EPS Growth (%) 25.60
DISCK's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. DISCK: 25.60 )
DISCK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 92
Current: 25.6

0
92
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

DISCK Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Steven Cohen 1,568,505 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 65,000 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 117,575 sh (+18.97%)
Jeremy Grantham 116,800 sh (+0.78%)
Columbia Wanger 755,100 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 3,616 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 569,441 sh (-3.4%)
Ron Baron 248,205 sh (-9.65%)
Jim Simons 14,500 sh (-22.87%)
Bill Nygren 801,000 sh (-69.89%)
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Q2 2013

DISCK Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chuck Akre 400,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 52,700 sh (+263.45%)
Ron Baron 253,843 sh (+2.27%)
Columbia Wanger 755,100 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 3,616 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 545,212 sh (-4.25%)
RS Investment Management 101,995 sh (-13.25%)
Steven Cohen 888,293 sh (-43.37%)
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Q3 2013

DISCK Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 442,700 sh (+740.04%)
Mario Gabelli 547,872 sh (+0.49%)
Chuck Akre 400,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ron Baron 244,760 sh (-3.58%)
Jeff Auxier 2,866 sh (-20.74%)
RS Investment Management 69,895 sh (-31.47%)
Columbia Wanger 419,000 sh (-44.51%)
» More
Q4 2013

DISCK Guru Trades in Q4 2013

RS Investment Management 73,995 sh (+5.87%)
Chuck Akre 400,000 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 419,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 2,866 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 538,361 sh (-1.74%)
Ron Baron 232,858 sh (-4.86%)
Jim Simons 212,700 sh (-51.95%)
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with DISCK

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Chuck Akre 2013-06-30 New Buy1.3%$65.24 - $73.48 $ 72.74%400000
Leon Cooperman 2012-03-31 Sold Out 1.7%$37.14 - $47.44 $ 72.785%0
Leon Cooperman 2011-12-31 Reduce -24.48%0.6%$34.13 - $41.8 $ 72.791%1785172
John Griffin 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.06%$34.13 - $41.8 $ 72.791%0
Leon Cooperman 2011-09-30 Reduce -22.54%0.57%$31.66 - $39.51 $ 72.798%2363891
Wallace Weitz 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.5178%$31.66 - $39.51 $ 72.798%0
John Griffin 2011-09-30 Reduce -77.44%0.17%$31.66 - $39.51 $ 72.798%89096
Ron Baron 2011-09-30 Add 29.81%0.02%$31.66 - $39.51 $ 72.798%323109
Leon Cooperman 2011-06-30 Add 13.37%0.3%$35.46 - $40.21 $ 72.794%3051691
John Griffin 2011-06-30 Reduce -50%0.23%$35.46 - $40.21 $ 72.794%395000
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $35.46 - $40.21 $ 72.794%0
John Griffin 2011-03-31 Reduce -75.04%1.41%$33.28 - $39.42 $ 72.7103%790000
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -53.37%0.22%$33.28 - $39.42 $ 72.7103%739805
George Soros 2011-03-31 Reduce -44.48%0.01%$33.28 - $39.42 $ 72.7103%18600
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 26.10
DISCK's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
60% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.50 vs. DISCK: 26.10 )
DISCK' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.1   Max: 293.1
Current: 26.1

13.1
293.1
P/B 3.00
DISCK's P/B is ranked higher than
56% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. DISCK: 3.00 )
DISCK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 3.41
Current: 3

0.52
3.41
P/S 4.74
DISCK's P/S is ranked lower than
72% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. DISCK: 4.74 )
DISCK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 18.72
Current: 4.74

1.16
18.72
PFCF 23.90
DISCK's PFCF is ranked lower than
51% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.29 vs. DISCK: 23.90 )
DISCK' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.49   Max: 2286.2
Current: 23.9

8.49
2286.2
EV-to-EBIT 12.30
DISCK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.13 vs. DISCK: 12.30 )
DISCK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.6   Max: 25.4
Current: 12.3

8.6
25.4
PEG 1.30
DISCK's PEG is ranked higher than
82% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. DISCK: 1.30 )
DISCK' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 3.34
Current: 1.3

0.34
3.34
Shiller P/E 37.10
DISCK's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
53% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 27.20 vs. DISCK: 37.10 )
DISCK' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 36.7   Max: 82.4
Current: 37.1

36.7
82.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 1.90
DISCK's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
56% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. DISCK: 1.90 )
DISCK' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.36   Max: 2.31
Current: 1.9

1.36
2.31
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
DISCK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. DISCK: 0.90 )
DISCK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 3.4
Current: 0.9

0.26
3.4
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.70
DISCK's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. DISCK: 1.70 )
DISCK' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 2.06
Current: 1.7

0.59
2.06
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.10
DISCK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
80% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. DISCK: 8.10 )
DISCK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 11.6
Current: 8.1

3.9
11.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.65
DISCK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.08 vs. DISCK: 16.65 )
DISCK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 52.8
Current: 16.65

0.7
52.8

Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Media - Diversified
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Traded in other countries:DC6.Germany, DC6C.Germany
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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