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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 : 4/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 0.03
DISCK's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
93% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. DISCK: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
DISCK' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.25 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.03
Equity to Asset 0.33
DISCK's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
75% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 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: 0.55 Max: 0.79
Current: 0.33
0.33
0.79
Interest Coverage 5.66
DISCK's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
66% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 23.68 vs. DISCK: 5.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
DISCK' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 6.62 Max: No Debt
Current: 5.66
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.94
M-Score: -2.65
WACC vs ROIC
9.97%
11.15%
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 : 9/10

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Operating margin (%) 30.51
DISCK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.04 vs. DISCK: 30.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
DISCK' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.72  Med: 34.29 Max: 43.26
Current: 30.51
-16.72
43.26
Net-margin (%) 17.14
DISCK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.17 vs. DISCK: 17.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
DISCK' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -89.47  Med: 16.9 Max: 27.16
Current: 17.14
-89.47
27.16
ROE (%) 15.85
DISCK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.97 vs. DISCK: 15.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
DISCK' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.5  Med: 11.23 Max: 17.77
Current: 15.85
-1.5
17.77
ROA (%) 7.00
DISCK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. DISCK: 7.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
DISCK' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.16  Med: 6.22 Max: 9.87
Current: 7
-1.16
9.87
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 143.06
DISCK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.74 vs. DISCK: 143.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
DISCK' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.09  Med: 170.87 Max: 201.53
Current: 143.06
-36.09
201.53
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 48.80
DISCK's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. DISCK: 48.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DISCK' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 9.2 Max: 217.5
Current: 48.8
0
217.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 39.70
DISCK's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. DISCK: 39.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DISCK' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 14.5 Max: 146.3
Current: 39.7
0
146.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 35.90
DISCK's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. DISCK: 35.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DISCK' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 17.3 Max: 92
Current: 35.9
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

Arnold Van Den Berg 1,167,515 sh (+1.01%)
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 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 nonfiction media company that provides original and purchased content to more than 2.2 billion cumulative viewers through networks that is wholly or partially owned. 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 brands, TLC and Animal Planet. The Company also has a diversified portfolio of websites and develops and sells curriculum-based education products and services. Its contents span genres including science, exploration, survival, natural history, sustainability of the environment, technology, 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, an 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'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.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 15.57
DISCK's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
64% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.62 vs. DISCK: 15.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
DISCK' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.22  Med: 22.91 Max: 292
Current: 15.57
13.22
292
Forward P/E 11.71
DISCK's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.27 vs. DISCK: 11.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 15.57
DISCK's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
65% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 21.17 vs. DISCK: 15.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
DISCK' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.22  Med: 23.98 Max: 292
Current: 15.57
13.22
292
P/B 2.10
DISCK's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. DISCK: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
DISCK' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.76 Max: 3.45
Current: 2.1
0.54
3.45
P/S 2.68
DISCK's P/S is ranked lower than
61% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. DISCK: 2.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
DISCK' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 4.61 Max: 19.01
Current: 2.68
1.12
19.01
PFCF 12.85
DISCK's PFCF is ranked higher than
60% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.18 vs. DISCK: 12.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
DISCK' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.35  Med: 23.01 Max: 3515
Current: 12.85
8.35
3515
POCF 12.01
DISCK's POCF is ranked lower than
57% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.16 vs. DISCK: 12.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
DISCK' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.83  Med: 22.04 Max: 135.5
Current: 12.01
6.83
135.5
EV-to-EBIT 9.79
DISCK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.08 vs. DISCK: 9.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
DISCK' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -584  Med: 13.2 Max: 33.7
Current: 9.79
-584
33.7
EV-to-EBITDA 8.36
DISCK's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
68% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.23 vs. DISCK: 8.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
DISCK' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -158.4  Med: 11.9 Max: 139.3
Current: 8.36
-158.4
139.3
PEG 0.79
DISCK's PEG is ranked higher than
84% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. DISCK: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
DISCK' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.21 Max: 12.41
Current: 0.79
0.34
12.41
Shiller P/E 26.72
DISCK's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
53% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 25.63 vs. DISCK: 26.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
DISCK' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.41  Med: 43.05 Max: 121.74
Current: 26.72
23.41
121.74
Current Ratio 1.76
DISCK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. DISCK: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DISCK' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 2.24 Max: 4.45
Current: 1.76
0.95
4.45
Quick Ratio 1.76
DISCK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. DISCK: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DISCK' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 2.24 Max: 4.45
Current: 1.76
0.95
4.45
Days Sales Outstanding 87.15
DISCK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
66% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 70.32 vs. DISCK: 87.15 )
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: 87.15
48.03
91.92
Days Payable 30.38
DISCK's Days Payable is ranked lower than
65% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 51.50 vs. DISCK: 30.38 )
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: 30.38
6.08
43.93

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 5.20
DISCK's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -3.20 vs. DISCK: 5.20 )
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: 0.6 Max: 0
Current: 5.2
-0.7
0

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 0.82
DISCK's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. DISCK: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
DISCK' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 1.64 Max: 3.44
Current: 0.82
0.76
3.44
Price/Median PS Value 0.58
DISCK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. DISCK: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
DISCK' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.99 Max: 3.81
Current: 0.58
0.27
3.81
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.24
DISCK's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. DISCK: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
DISCK' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.2 Max: 8.75
Current: 1.24
0.49
8.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 10.23
DISCK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. DISCK: 10.23 )
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: 10.23
3
13.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 18.31
DISCK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.46 vs. DISCK: 18.31 )
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: 11.35 Max: 55.5
Current: 18.31
2.8
55.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $6,471
EPS (TTM) $ 1.78
Beta1.50
Short Percentage of Float3.22%
52-Week Range $22.43 - 28.91
Shares Outstanding (Mil)393.12

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 6,489 6,832 7,295 7,641
EPS ($) 1.95 2.27 2.63 2.90
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.95 2.27 2.63 2.90
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
15.34%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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