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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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Cash-to-Debt 0.23
FOXA's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
74% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. FOXA: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
FOXA' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.47 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.23
Equity-to-Asset 0.29
FOXA's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
78% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. FOXA: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
FOXA' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.48 Max: 0.57
Current: 0.29
0.18
0.57
Interest Coverage 5.47
FOXA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
69% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 24.16 vs. FOXA: 5.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FOXA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.74  Med: 4.93 Max: N/A
Current: 5.47
Piotroski F-Score: 8
Altman Z-Score: 2.27
Beneish M-Score: -2.48
WACC vs ROIC
10.25%
16.49%
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 % 23.18
FOXA's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
87% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.68 vs. FOXA: 23.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
FOXA' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.57  Med: 16.77 Max: 21.93
Current: 23.18
-18.57
21.93
Net Margin % 10.99
FOXA's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
73% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.81 vs. FOXA: 10.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
FOXA' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.1  Med: 11.63 Max: 28.65
Current: 10.99
-11.1
28.65
ROE % 21.79
FOXA's ROE % is ranked higher than
85% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.34 vs. FOXA: 21.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
FOXA' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.03  Med: 14.21 Max: 47.96
Current: 21.79
-13.03
47.96
ROA % 6.33
FOXA's ROA % is ranked higher than
73% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. FOXA: 6.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
FOXA' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.85  Med: 5.68 Max: 15.85
Current: 6.33
-5.85
15.85
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 122.32
FOXA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
88% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.88 vs. FOXA: 122.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
FOXA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -62.29  Med: 104.45 Max: 136.1
Current: 122.32
-62.29
136.1
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 5.90
FOXA's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. FOXA: 5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
FOXA' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -46.5  Med: 3.7 Max: 27.7
Current: 5.9
-46.5
27.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 8.40
FOXA's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
59% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. FOXA: 8.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
FOXA' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.9  Med: -2.2 Max: 46.2
Current: 8.4
-45.9
46.2
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -21.30
FOXA's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
77% of the 254 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. FOXA: -21.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
FOXA' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.7  Med: 16 Max: 58.7
Current: -21.3
-25.7
58.7
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Guru Trades

Q2 2016

FOXA Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 2,182,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 2,822,168 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 65,930 sh (New)
David Tepper 3,275,900 sh (+10.47%)
Jeff Auxier 78,426 sh (+4.88%)
First Pacific Advisors 257,500 sh (+0.88%)
Wallace Weitz 3,832,140 sh (+0.12%)
Dodge & Cox 46,920,031 sh (+0.12%)
Yacktman Fund 20,000,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 1,460 sh (unchged)
Seth Klarman 7,696,922 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 8,951,869 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 4,768,079 sh (unchged)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund Sold Out
Chris Davis Sold Out
Daniel Loeb Sold Out
RS Investment Management 1,822,129 sh (-0.67%)
Donald Yacktman 40,063,686 sh (-0.72%)
Mario Gabelli 3,644,033 sh (-0.85%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 10,218,530 sh (-2.33%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 12,500,000 sh (-4.58%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 499,626 sh (-7.22%)
Murray Stahl 15,209 sh (-17.30%)
Ray Dalio 53,200 sh (-73.96%)
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Q3 2016

FOXA Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Charles Brandes 37,183 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 376,300 sh (+607.33%)
Seth Klarman 12,746,469 sh (+65.60%)
Dodge & Cox 69,186,779 sh (+47.46%)
Jim Simons 2,960,400 sh (+35.67%)
Yacktman Fund 23,765,000 sh (+18.83%)
Donald Yacktman 47,597,094 sh (+18.80%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 14,760,000 sh (+18.08%)
Murray Stahl 17,285 sh (+13.65%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 517,777 sh (+3.63%)
Wallace Weitz 3,946,645 sh (+2.99%)
Mario Gabelli 3,644,683 sh (+0.02%)
First Eagle Investment 1,460 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 8,951,869 sh (unchged)
David Tepper Sold Out
David Einhorn Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
First Pacific Advisors 255,000 sh (-0.97%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 10,082,433 sh (-1.33%)
Jeff Auxier 76,776 sh (-2.10%)
Joel Greenblatt 2,533,896 sh (-10.21%)
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Q4 2016

FOXA Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 31,086,305 sh (New)
David Dreman 22,160 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 2,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,800 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 12,287,292 sh (New)
Seth Klarman 19,137,469 sh (+50.14%)
Charles Brandes 50,772 sh (+36.55%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 631,219 sh (+21.91%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 11,383,539 sh (+12.90%)
Jeff Auxier 77,012 sh (+0.31%)
First Eagle Investment 1,460 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 8,951,869 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 3,632,788 sh (-0.33%)
Dodge & Cox 68,919,041 sh (-0.39%)
Yacktman Fund 22,965,000 sh (-3.37%)
Donald Yacktman 43,575,268 sh (-8.45%)
First Pacific Advisors 229,500 sh (-10.00%)
Murray Stahl 14,973 sh (-13.38%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 12,700,000 sh (-13.96%)
Ray Dalio 322,600 sh (-14.27%)
Wallace Weitz 3,149,250 sh (-20.20%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,817,468 sh (-28.27%)
Jim Simons 125,731 sh (-95.75%)
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Q1 2017

FOXA Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Yacktman Fund 21,500,000 sh (-6.38%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 9,714,566 sh (-14.66%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 8,200,000 sh (-35.43%)
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Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Media - Diversified    NAICS: 515210    SIC: 4841
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Traded in other countries:FOX.Australia, NXWB.Germany, FOX.Mexico, 8289.UK, TFOXL.USA,
Headquarter Location:USA
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc is a diversified media & entertainment company. It operates in five business segments: Cable Network Programming, Television, Filmed Entertainment, Direct Broadcast Satellite Television, and Other, Corporate and Eliminations.

21st Century Fox is a media conglomerate with a wide range of assets: a film studio, which creates television programs and movies; broadcast television, including the Fox broadcast network and local TV stations in the U.S.; cable networks, which comprise over 300 channels around the world; and direct-broadcast satellite TV in the form of SKY, a satellite pay-tv provider in Europe.

Guru Investment Theses on Twenty-First Century Fox Inc

Yacktman Focused Fund Comments on 21st Century Fox - Feb 06, 2017

In the fourth quarter, FOX (NASDAQ:FOXA)’s shares were the strongest contributor to results for the Fund. Recently, FOX has delivered strong ratings in news and sports, and announced an agreement to purchase full ownership of Sky, a leading European media and communications company. In the last few years, FOX has struggled with currency headwinds and challenges in the movie studio business, which has masked continued solid growth in cable content. Recently, AT&T announced a proposed acquisition of Time Warner that we think demonstrates that top content is increasingly valuable today.


From Yacktman Focused Fund (Trades, Portfolio) fourth quarter 2016 commentary.

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Weitz Funds Comments on Twenty-First Century Fox - Jan 26, 2017

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) is a diversified media and entertainment company. Sentiment has been generally positive as investors were reminded of the power of live, must-have content. The month of October featured two of the most widely watched presidential debates in history and five of seven World Series games that delivered the best ratings in over a decade. Investors have been further comforted by Fox’s presence in all of the major “skinny bundles” announcements and new online Pay-TV distribution packages. Finally, in December, Fox announced an offer to acquire the remaining shares of Sky plc. The announced offer for Europe’s premier satellite Pay-TV and content (sports and entertainment) company resolves a long-standing question of how to resolve Fox’s 39% minority stake in the entity. We continue to be encouraged by the prospect for continued improvement at Fox’s domestic channels and continued growth opportunities internationally.



From Weitz Investment Management's Value Fund fourth quarter 2016 commentary.



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Weitz Funds Comments on Twenty-First Century Fox - Nov 11, 2016

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) is a diversified media and entertainment company. Shares of Fox declined in the wake of the company’s fiscal fourth quarter earnings report. The good news was continued strength in distribution revenues earned by its suite of Pay-TV networks around the world as well as a resilient ad market in the U.S. Unfortunately, Fox’s international ad revenues slowed considerably due to weakness in Northern Europe and India, rising only 1% in local currency after seven straight quarters of very strong, double- digit growth. Additionally, Fox’s three major summer film releases, X-Men: Apocalypse, Ice Age: Collision Course, andIndependence Day: Resurgence, all underperformed expectations. Moreover, management de-emphasized share repurchase within their capital allocation plans, preferring to preserve flexibility to either invest in the business organically (e.g., increasing investment in original content at the National Geographic channel) or to make acquisitions. Despite a more challenging international ad market and disappointing box office results, we continue to believe the underlying business is sound.



  • From Weitz Balanced Fund third quarter 2016 commentary.


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Wally Weitz Comments on Twenty-First Century Fox - Nov 08, 2016

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) is a diversified media and entertainment company. Shares of Fox declined in the wake of the company’s fiscal fourth quarter earnings report. The good news was continued strength in distribution revenues earned by its suite of Pay-TV networks around the world as well as a resilient ad market in the U.S. Unfortunately, Fox’s international ad revenues slowed considerably due to weakness in Northern Europe and India, rising only 1% in local currency after seven straight quarters of very strong, double-digit growth. Additionally, Fox’s three major summer film releases, X-Men: Apocalypse, Ice Age: Collision Course, andIndependence Day: Resurgence, all underperformed expectations. Moreover, management de-emphasized share repurchase within their capital allocation plans, preferring to preserve flexibility to either invest in the business organically (e.g., increasing investment in original content at the National Geographic channel) or to make acquisitions. Despite a more challenging international ad market and disappointing box office results, we continue to believe the underlying business is sound.

From Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio)'s Partners Value Fund third-quarter commentary.

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Yacktman Funds Comments on Twenty-First Century Fox - Oct 31, 2016

Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA)’s shares declined during the quarter after the company announced stepped-up investments in cable content and a more restrained and opportunistic share repurchase. We think Fox is significantly undervalued, in part because of underappreciated businesses like Star, which provides nearly 25% of television content in India, and equity affiliates which include Fox’s 39% ownership of Sky, and non-controlling ownership stakes in Hulu and Endemol Shine. In total, we think Star, Sky and the other affiliate stakes could represent more than $10 per share of value while contributing only modestly to earnings. After adjusting for our appraisal of these underappreciated assets, we think the core of Fox trades for only 8-9 times earnings.


From Yacktman Focused Fund (Trades, Portfolio)s' third quarter 2016 commentary.



The views expressed represent the opinions of Yacktman Asset Management LP as of September 30, 2016, are not intended as a forecast or guarantee of future results, and are subject to change without notice.


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Yacktman Funds Comments on Twenty-First Century Fox - Aug 05, 2016

Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA)’s shares underperformed during the quarter as the company continued to face several challenges, including currency headwinds, underperformance in its movie business, general concerns over changes in the media industry and weakness in its stockholding in SKY, Plc after the Brexit vote. We think Fox’s shares are significantly undervalued at current prices.


In the last two years, Fox’s earnings have stalled as management invested for growth, both in the United States, through the launch of Fox Sports 1, and in India, where Fox is already the market leader with nearly 25% of television viewing through its Star business. As the costs of these long-term investments moderate, we think Fox can produce a significant rise in earnings over the next few years. When the growth returns, we expect the stock will respond positively.


From Yacktman Focused Fund (Trades, Portfolio) second quarter 2016 commentary.


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Yacktman Funds Comments on Twenty-First Century Fox - Aug 05, 2016

Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA)’s shares underperformed during the quarter as the company continued to face several challenges, including currency headwinds, underperformance in its movie business, general concerns over changes in the media industry and weakness in its stockholding in SKY, Plc after the Brexit vote. We think Fox’s shares are significantly undervalued at current prices.


From Yacktman Focused Fund (Trades, Portfolio) second quarter 2016 commentary.


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Mario Gabelli Comments on Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. - Jul 26, 2016

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) (2.1%) (FOXA – $27.05 – NASDAQ), (0.1%) (FOX – $27.25 – NASDAQ) is a diversified media company with operations in cable network television, television broadcasting, filmed entertainment, and direct broadcast satellite television. Cable networks account for 70% of the company’s EBITDA, and benefit from contractually recurring affiliate fees and exposure to the fast growing global pay television market. We also expect the company to benefit from rising demand for premium content, driven by emerging distribution platforms such as Netflix, retransmission revenue, and aggressive share repurchases.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s Gabelli Asset Fund second quarter 2016 commentary.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. - Jul 25, 2016

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) (2.1%) (FOXA – $27.05 – NASDAQ), (0.1%) (FOX – $27.25 – NASDAQ) is a diversified media company with operations in cable network television, television broadcasting, filmed entertainment, and direct broadcast satellite television. Cable networks account for 70% of the company’s EBITDA, and benefit from contractually recurring affiliate fees and exposure to the fast growing global pay television market. We also expect the company to benefit from rising demand for premium content, driven by emerging distribution platforms such as Netflix, retransmission revenue, and aggressive share repurchases.



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Yacktman Funds Comments on 21st Century Fox - May 04, 2016

21st Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) (“Fox”), which is our largest position, appreciated solidly during the quarter, though we think the shares remain significantly undervalued. In recent years, the company has increased expenses to build its sports networks in the U.S. and India, battled significant currency headwinds and underperformed in its film and network television businesses. As the share price declined, the company reduced the share count through a large share repurchase program.

We think Fox is now poised for significant growth as its investments bear fruit, underperforming businesses turnaround, and currency headwinds abate. Fox has investments we feel are underappreciated, such as its ownership stakes in Sky and Hulu, which we believe make its valuation even more attractive than meets the eye when looking at reported earnings. Fox shares sell at a modest valuation considering the high quality of its diverse businesses, its significant growth potential, hidden assets and strong management team.



From Donald Yacktman (Trades, Portfolio)'s Yacktman Focused Fund (Trades, Portfolio) first quarter 2016 commentary.

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Wallace Weitz Comments on Twenty-First Century Fox - Jan 22, 2016

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) is a diversified media and entertainment company. Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox suffered for many of the same reasons as Discovery’s did: overall industry concerns over the fraying of the pay-TV bundle in addition to muted growth from its otherwise healthy stable of international properties. Fox broadcast network ratings (with the exception of sports broadcasts) have also been more challenged than an already tough industry comparison. Despite these challenges, we are encouraged by the opportunity for continued improvement at both Fox’s domestic channels (where underperforming networks have been rebranded and ratings have been improving; e.g., Fox Sports 1 and FXX) and continued growth opportunities for international properties, like Star India.

From Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio)'s fourth quarter 2015 Value Fund commentary.

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GAMCO Investors Comments on Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. - Dec 22, 2015

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) (2.3%) (FOXA – $26.98 – NASDAQ) is a diversified media company with operations in cable network television, television broadcasting, filmed entertainment, and direct broadcast satellite television. Cable networks account for 70% of the company’s EBITDA, and benefit from contractually recurring affiliate fees and exposure to the fast growing global pay television market. We also expect the company to benefit from rising demand for premium content, driven by emerging distribution platforms such as Netflix, retransmission revenue, and aggressive share repurchases.





From the Gabelli Dividend Growth Fund third quarter 2015 commentary.



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Wallace Weitz Comments on Twenty-First Century Fox - Oct 27, 2015

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) is a diversified media and entertainment company. Investors have been grappling with declines in reported US ratings across the media ecosystem as consumers increasingly consume content on currently unmeasured platforms (e.g. Apple TV, tablets, etc.) or through non-traditional distributors (e.g. Netflix). Although improvements in measurement are on the horizon, Fox is able to evolve its monetization strategy among broader changes in media distribution by owning their own content. In contrast to ratings challenges for general entertainment, sports content has remained a notable exception, and we remain attracted to Fox’s enviable position in sports across its broadcast and regional sports networks. Lastly, despite the well-publicized headwinds created by a stronger US Dollar, we continue to like Fox’s highly desirable portfolio of international assets that can continue to deliver both affiliate and advertising growth. These elements continue to generate healthy free cash flows that we believe management will allocate wisely to grow per share value.



From Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio)'s 3Q 2015 commentary.

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Yacktman Focused Fund Fuels Twenty-First Century Fox, Trims Several Positions Guru reports third quarter portfolio
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Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA)’s shares underperformed during the quarter as the company continued to face several challenges, including currency headwinds, underperformance in its movie business, general concerns over changes in the media industry and weakness in its stockholding in SKY, Plc after the Brexit vote. We think Fox’s shares are significantly undervalued at current prices.
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PE Ratio 18.62
FOXA's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 23.36 vs. FOXA: 18.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
FOXA' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.97  Med: 14.53 Max: 43.36
Current: 18.62
2.97
43.36
Forward PE Ratio 14.47
FOXA's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.73 vs. FOXA: 14.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 18.62
FOXA's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
58% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 23.00 vs. FOXA: 18.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
FOXA' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.97  Med: 15.12 Max: 25.96
Current: 18.62
2.97
25.96
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 27.71
FOXA's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
66% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.13 vs. FOXA: 27.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
FOXA' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.29  Med: 14.87 Max: 158.79
Current: 27.71
3.29
158.79
PB Ratio 3.95
FOXA's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. FOXA: 3.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
FOXA' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.82 Max: 4.94
Current: 3.95
0.51
4.94
PS Ratio 2.06
FOXA's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. FOXA: 2.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
FOXA' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 2 Max: 3.36
Current: 2.06
0.4
3.36
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 15.51
FOXA's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
50% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.45 vs. FOXA: 15.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
FOXA' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.69  Med: 19.34 Max: 71.25
Current: 15.51
7.69
71.25
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 14.41
FOXA's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
69% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.74 vs. FOXA: 14.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
FOXA' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.69  Med: 14.77 Max: 44.37
Current: 14.41
4.69
44.37
EV-to-EBIT 11.16
FOXA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.31 vs. FOXA: 11.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FOXA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.5  Med: 10.3 Max: 78
Current: 11.16
-21.5
78
EV-to-EBITDA 10.30
FOXA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
53% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.76 vs. FOXA: 10.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
FOXA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -96.2  Med: 8.8 Max: 41.9
Current: 10.3
-96.2
41.9
PEG Ratio 1.36
FOXA's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. FOXA: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
FOXA' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.85 Max: 4.34
Current: 1.36
0.16
4.34
Shiller PE Ratio 19.49
FOXA's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 26.43 vs. FOXA: 19.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
FOXA' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.54  Med: 32.67 Max: 127.27
Current: 19.49
14.54
127.27
Current Ratio 2.33
FOXA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. FOXA: 2.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FOXA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.64 Max: 2.8
Current: 2.33
0.57
2.8
Quick Ratio 1.81
FOXA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. FOXA: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FOXA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 1.39 Max: 2.35
Current: 1.81
0.35
2.35
Days Inventory 70.97
FOXA's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
78% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 13.50 vs. FOXA: 70.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FOXA' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 37.97  Med: 52.78 Max: 64.35
Current: 70.97
37.97
64.35
Days Sales Outstanding 90.83
FOXA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
65% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 68.06 vs. FOXA: 90.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FOXA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 71.61  Med: 74.94 Max: 96.28
Current: 90.83
71.61
96.28

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.18
FOXA's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
71% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. FOXA: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
FOXA' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 0.98 Max: 2.6
Current: 1.18
0.52
2.6
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.20
FOXA's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. FOXA: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
FOXA' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.14 Max: 0.21
Current: 0.2
0.06
0.21
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 20.80
FOXA's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
70% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. FOXA: 20.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
FOXA' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -2.6 Max: 44.6
Current: 20.8
0
44.6
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.18
FOXA's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
74% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. FOXA: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 2.44
FOXA's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
55% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. FOXA: 2.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
FOXA' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 2.04 Max: 5.41
Current: 2.44
1.08
5.41
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 6.90
FOXA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -3.00 vs. FOXA: 6.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
FOXA' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -75.4  Med: -5.8 Max: 7.2
Current: 6.9
-75.4
7.2

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.51
FOXA's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
52% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. FOXA: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
FOXA' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.24 Max: 2.58
Current: 1.51
0.37
2.58
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.03
FOXA's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. FOXA: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
FOXA' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.84 Max: 1.54
Current: 1.03
0.25
1.54
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 1.27
FOXA's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. FOXA: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
FOXA' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 1 Max: 6.45
Current: 1.27
0.11
6.45
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 8.96
FOXA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
81% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.64 vs. FOXA: 8.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
FOXA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 9.4 Max: 33.8
Current: 8.96
1.3
33.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 18.67
FOXA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
71% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.41 vs. FOXA: 18.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
FOXA' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.9  Med: 7.3 Max: 45
Current: 18.67
2.9
45

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $28,062
EPS (TTM) $ 1.64
Beta1.63
Short Percentage of Float2.20%
52-Week Range $23.33 - 32.60
Shares Outstanding (Mil)1,850.83

Analyst Estimate

Jun17 Jun18 Jun19
Revenue (Mil $) 28,916 30,247 32,401
EPS ($) 1.89 2.12 2.48
EPS without NRI ($) 1.89 2.12 2.48
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
8.03%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.40 0.44 0.48
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