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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 0.03
DISCK's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. DISCK: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
DISCK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.26 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.03
Equity to Asset 0.35
DISCK's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
71% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. DISCK: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
DISCK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.56 Max: 0.79
Current: 0.35
0.34
0.79
Interest Coverage 6.28
DISCK's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
74% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 156.69 vs. DISCK: 6.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
DISCK' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.14  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: 6.28
5.14
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.92
M-Score: -2.50
WACC vs ROIC
9.93%
10.66%
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 : 6/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 31.48
DISCK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.56 vs. DISCK: 31.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
DISCK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -59.15  Med: 2.68 Max: 43.26
Current: 31.48
-59.15
43.26
Net-margin (%) 16.57
DISCK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. DISCK: 16.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
DISCK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -102.72  Med: 9.21 Max: 27.16
Current: 16.57
-102.72
27.16
ROE (%) 16.81
DISCK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. DISCK: 16.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
DISCK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -15.86  Med: 3.93 Max: 19.31
Current: 16.81
-15.86
19.31
ROA (%) 6.66
DISCK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. DISCK: 6.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
DISCK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -10.71  Med: 2.55 Max: 9.87
Current: 6.66
-10.71
9.87
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 148.72
DISCK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 13.57 vs. DISCK: 148.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
DISCK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -36.09  Med: 156.64 Max: 201.53
Current: 148.72
-36.09
201.53
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 21.00
DISCK's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. DISCK: 21.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DISCK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 11.25 Max: 213.7
Current: 21
0
213.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.50
DISCK's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. DISCK: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DISCK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 13.95 Max: 142.6
Current: 14.5
0
142.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 5.80
DISCK's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. DISCK: 5.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DISCK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 24.70 Max: 92.8
Current: 5.8
0
92.8
» DISCK's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

DISCK Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Frank Sands 1,323,750 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 23,000 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 114,602 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 848,894 sh (New)
Wallace Weitz 629,100 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 949,876 sh (New)
Ron Baron 1,424,553 sh (+292.07%)
Mario Gabelli 1,585,463 sh (+53.18%)
Jeff Auxier 8,598 sh (+50.00%)
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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Q4 2014

DISCK Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Robert Olstein 126,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 85,400 sh (New)
Arnold Van Den Berg 605,445 sh (New)
Ruane Cunniff 835,044 sh (New)
Wallace Weitz 2,464,118 sh (+291.69%)
Frank Sands 1,396,150 sh (+5.47%)
Frank Sands 1,396,150 sh (+5.47%)
Chuck Akre 5,747,540 sh (+0.27%)
Jeff Auxier 8,598 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 673,900 sh (-0.60%)
Mario Gabelli 1,561,400 sh (-1.52%)
Murray Stahl 816,864 sh (-3.77%)
Ron Baron 1,259,144 sh (-11.61%)
Ken Fisher 91,652 sh (-20.03%)
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Q1 2015

DISCK Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Tom Gayner 90,000 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 305,000 sh (+142.06%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 1,209,996 sh (+99.85%)
Columbia Wanger 1,242,900 sh (+84.43%)
Wallace Weitz 3,244,064 sh (+31.65%)
Frank Sands 1,468,850 sh (+5.21%)
Mario Gabelli 1,567,966 sh (+0.42%)
Jeff Auxier Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ken Fisher 84,192 sh (-8.14%)
Chuck Akre 4,622,412 sh (-19.58%)
Murray Stahl 652,760 sh (-20.09%)
Ron Baron 7,379 sh (-99.41%)
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Q2 2015

DISCK Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Paul Singer 90,184 sh (New)
Jeff Auxier 8,598 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 231,000 sh (+156.67%)
Frank Sands 1,520,250 sh (+3.50%)
Wallace Weitz 3,303,594 sh (+1.84%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 1,413,462 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 305,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Akre Sold Out
Ron Baron Sold Out
Murray Stahl 640,346 sh (-1.90%)
Mario Gabelli 1,496,134 sh (-4.58%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 1,137,421 sh (-6.00%)
Ken Fisher 70,928 sh (-15.75%)
Columbia Wanger 446,289 sh (-64.09%)
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 17.00
DISCK's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
61% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 21.20 vs. DISCK: 17.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
DISCK' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.38  Med: 26.00 Max: 299.46
Current: 17
13.38
299.46
Forward P/E 12.59
DISCK's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
65% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.39 vs. DISCK: 12.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.10
DISCK's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
57% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 21.30 vs. DISCK: 19.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
DISCK' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 14.66  Med: 27.37 Max: 291.98
Current: 19.1
14.66
291.98
P/B 2.13
DISCK's P/B is ranked lower than
54% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. DISCK: 2.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
DISCK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.69 Max: 3.45
Current: 2.13
0.53
3.45
P/S 2.81
DISCK's P/S is ranked lower than
66% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. DISCK: 2.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
DISCK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.18  Med: 4.93 Max: 18.84
Current: 2.81
1.18
18.84
PFCF 16.14
DISCK's PFCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.67 vs. DISCK: 16.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
DISCK' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.74  Med: 24.53 Max: 728.6
Current: 16.14
8.74
728.6
POCF 14.58
DISCK's POCF is ranked lower than
61% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.05 vs. DISCK: 14.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
DISCK' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.9  Med: 24.10 Max: 135.51
Current: 14.58
6.9
135.51
EV-to-EBIT 9.61
DISCK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.45 vs. DISCK: 9.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
DISCK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -2820.6  Med: 12.90 Max: 26
Current: 9.61
-2820.6
26
PEG 1.03
DISCK's PEG is ranked higher than
77% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. DISCK: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
DISCK' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.72 Max: 4.56
Current: 1.03
0.34
4.56
Shiller P/E 20.55
DISCK's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
50% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.55 vs. DISCK: 20.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
DISCK' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 20.53  Med: 44.48 Max: 82.44
Current: 20.55
20.53
82.44
Current Ratio 1.44
DISCK's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. DISCK: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DISCK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.95  Med: 2.60 Max: 4.45
Current: 1.44
0.95
4.45
Quick Ratio 1.44
DISCK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. DISCK: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DISCK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.95  Med: 2.60 Max: 4.45
Current: 1.44
0.95
4.45
Days Sales Outstanding 85.37
DISCK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
63% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 66.03 vs. DISCK: 85.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
DISCK' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 48.03  Med: 84.60 Max: 91.92
Current: 85.37
48.03
91.92

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Projected FCF 0.96
DISCK's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. DISCK: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
DISCK' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.14  Med: 1.71 Max: 2.49
Current: 0.96
1.14
2.49
Price/Median PS Value 0.57
DISCK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. DISCK: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
DISCK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.00 Max: 3.53
Current: 0.57
0.27
3.53
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.95
DISCK's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. DISCK: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
DISCK' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.30 Max: 4.14
Current: 0.95
0.49
4.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 10.40
DISCK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. DISCK: 10.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
DISCK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.8  Med: 7.20 Max: 11.4
Current: 10.4
3.8
11.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 25.38
DISCK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.21 vs. DISCK: 25.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
DISCK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 2.8  Med: 9.75 Max: 55.5
Current: 25.38
2.8
55.5

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 6,478 6,861 7,324
EPS($) 1.85 2.15 2.57
EPS without NRI($) 1.85 2.15 2.57

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 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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