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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
DISCK's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 538 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. DISCK: 0.05 )
DISCK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.05

Equity to Asset 0.36
DISCK's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. DISCK: 0.36 )
DISCK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.79
Current: 0.36

0.36
0.79
Interest Coverage 6.53
DISCK's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
66% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. DISCK: 6.53 )
DISCK' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 9999.99
Current: 6.53

4.1
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.00
M-Score: -2.42
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 (%) 34.77
DISCK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.94 vs. DISCK: 34.77 )
DISCK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -59.15   Max: 43.26
Current: 34.77

-59.15
43.26
Net-margin (%) 19.25
DISCK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.17 vs. DISCK: 19.25 )
DISCK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -102.72   Max: 27.16
Current: 19.25

-102.72
27.16
ROE (%) 19.32
DISCK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. DISCK: 19.32 )
DISCK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -15.86   Max: 17.77
Current: 19.32

-15.86
17.77
ROA (%) 7.59
DISCK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. DISCK: 7.59 )
DISCK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -10.71   Max: 9.87
Current: 7.59

-10.71
9.87
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 166.41
DISCK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 19.49 vs. DISCK: 166.41 )
DISCK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -52.94   Max: 191.51
Current: 166.41

-52.94
191.51
Revenue Growth (%) 21.10
DISCK's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. DISCK: 21.10 )
DISCK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 62.3
Current: 21.1

0
62.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 28.90
DISCK's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. DISCK: 28.90 )
DISCK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 142.7
Current: 28.9

0
142.7
EPS Growth (%) 25.60
DISCK's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. DISCK: 25.60 )
DISCK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 92
Current: 25.6

0
92
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Guru Trades

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%)
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Q1 2014

DISCK Guru Trades in Q1 2014

RS Investment Management 96,195 sh (+30%)
Columbia Wanger 419,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 2,866 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 535,888 sh (-0.46%)
Ron Baron 231,686 sh (-0.5%)
Jim Simons 90,600 sh (-57.4%)
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Q2 2014

DISCK Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 228,700 sh (+152.43%)
Jeff Auxier 2,866 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 51,200 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 419,000 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management 94,495 sh (-1.77%)
Mario Gabelli 517,526 sh (-3.43%)
Ron Baron 181,673 sh (-21.59%)
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Q3 2014

DISCK Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jean-Marie Eveillard 949,876 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 114,602 sh (New)
Wallace Weitz 629,100 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 848,894 sh (New)
Frank Sands 1,323,750 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 23,000 sh (New)
Ron Baron 1,424,553 sh (+292.07%)
Mario Gabelli 1,585,463 sh (+53.18%)
Jeff Auxier 8,598 sh (+50%)
Chuck Akre 5,732,340 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 678,000 sh (-19.09%)
Jim Simons 124,750 sh (-72.73%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with DISCK

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Chuck Akre 2014-09-30 New Buy6.1%$37.21 - $43.61 $ 33.92-16%5732340
Wallace Weitz 2014-09-30 New Buy0.69%$37.21 - $43.61 $ 33.92-16%629100
Ron Baron 2014-09-30 Add 292.07%0.16%$37.21 - $43.61 $ 33.92-16%1424553
Frank Sands 2014-09-30 New Buy0.12%$37.21 - $43.61 $ 33.92-16%1323750
Mario Gabelli 2014-09-30 Add 53.18%0.11%$37.21 - $43.61 $ 33.92-16%1585463
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-09-30 New Buy0.09%$37.21 - $43.61 $ 33.92-16%949876
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 New Buy0.01%$37.21 - $43.61 $ 33.92-16%23000
Ken Fisher 2014-09-30 New Buy0.01%$37.21 - $43.61 $ 33.92-16%114602
Ron Baron 2014-06-30 Reduce -21.59%0.02%$33.475 - $39.41 $ 33.92-8%181673
Chuck Akre 2014-03-31 Add 346.05%3.41%$35.89 - $41.93 $ 33.92-12%3568400
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 11.70
DISCK's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
93% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 41.90 vs. DISCK: 11.70 )
DISCK' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.69   Max: 149.73
Current: 11.7

6.69
149.73
P/B 2.70
DISCK's P/B is ranked higher than
71% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.76 vs. DISCK: 2.70 )
DISCK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 3.3
Current: 2.7

0.27
3.3
P/S 1.90
DISCK's P/S is ranked higher than
69% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. DISCK: 1.90 )
DISCK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 5.38
Current: 1.9

1.02
5.38
PFCF 13.20
DISCK's PFCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 84.35 vs. DISCK: 13.20 )
DISCK' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.36   Max: 1167.9
Current: 13.2

4.36
1167.9
EV-to-EBIT 10.35
DISCK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
90% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 25.73 vs. DISCK: 10.35 )
DISCK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -265   Max: 51.6
Current: 10.35

-265
51.6
PEG 0.63
DISCK's PEG is ranked higher than
98% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. DISCK: 0.63 )
DISCK' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 1.32
Current: 0.63

0.64
1.32
Shiller P/E 14.80
DISCK's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. DISCK: 14.80 )
DISCK' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.88   Max: 42.1
Current: 14.8

13.88
42.1
Current Ratio 1.01
DISCK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. DISCK: 1.01 )
DISCK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 4.45
Current: 1.01

0.95
4.45
Quick Ratio 1.01
DISCK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. DISCK: 1.01 )
DISCK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 4.45
Current: 1.01

0.95
4.45

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 1.31
DISCK's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 vs. DISCK: 1.31 )
DISCK' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 1.43
Current: 1.31

0.69
1.43
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
DISCK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. DISCK: 0.90 )
DISCK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 2.11
Current: 0.9

0.43
2.11
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.67
DISCK's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. DISCK: 0.67 )
DISCK' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 1.47
Current: 0.67

0.4
1.47
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.50
DISCK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
89% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. DISCK: 9.50 )
DISCK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 17.3
Current: 9.5

1.9
17.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 23.30
DISCK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
93% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.06 vs. DISCK: 23.30 )
DISCK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 24.7
Current: 23.3

1.3
24.7

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 nonfiction media company that provides original and purchased content to more than 2.2 billion cumulative viewers worldwide through networks that it wholly or partially own. 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 global brand, TLC and Animal Planet. The Company also has a diversified portfolio of websites and develops and sell curriculum-based education products and 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 own and lease 1.7 million square feet of building space for the conduct of its businesses at 65 locations throughout the world. In the U.S. alone, it own and lease approximately 597,000 and 564,000 square feet of building space, respectively, at 13 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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