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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 3.98
NAS:NWS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. NAS:NWS: 3.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NAS:NWS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.98  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 3.98
Equity to Asset 0.76
NAS:NWS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
78% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. NAS:NWS: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NAS:NWS' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 0.79 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.76
0.67
0.8
Interest Coverage N/A
NAS:NWS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
80% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 23.68 vs. NAS:NWS: N/A )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:NWS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: N/A  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: N/A
N/A
No Debt
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.74
M-Score: -2.64
WACC vs ROIC
18.30%
2.99%
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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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 3.68
NAS:NWS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.23 vs. NAS:NWS: 3.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NAS:NWS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.57  Med: 4.56 Max: 8.61
Current: 3.68
1.57
8.61
Net-margin (%) -0.13
NAS:NWS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.38 vs. NAS:NWS: -0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NAS:NWS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.98  Med: 2.78 Max: 7.45
Current: -0.13
-23.98
7.45
ROE (%) -0.11
NAS:NWS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.82 vs. NAS:NWS: -0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NAS:NWS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.54  Med: 1.68 Max: 10.91
Current: -0.11
-19.54
10.91
ROA (%) -0.07
NAS:NWS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. NAS:NWS: -0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NAS:NWS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.79  Med: 1.33 Max: 7.97
Current: -0.07
-13.79
7.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.24
NAS:NWS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 18.33 vs. NAS:NWS: 12.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NAS:NWS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.4  Med: 13.36 Max: 42.04
Current: 12.24
4.4
42.04
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.50
NAS:NWS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. NAS:NWS: -2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:NWS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -1.25 Max: -0.7
Current: -2.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.80
NAS:NWS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. NAS:NWS: 6.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:NWS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 3.15 Max: 6.8
Current: 6.8
0
6.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -31.50
NAS:NWS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. NAS:NWS: -31.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:NWS' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -31.5 Max: -17.8
Current: -31.5
» NAS:NWS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

NWS Guru Trades in Q4 2015

First Eagle Investment 230 sh (unchged)
Donald Smith 861,955 sh (unchged)
IVA International Fund 4,008,967 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 6,295,488 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 721,314 sh (-0.99%)
Richard Pzena 4,749,059 sh (-4.27%)
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Q1 2016

NWS Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Mario Gabelli 835,482 sh (+15.83%)
IVA International Fund 4,212,794 sh (+5.08%)
First Eagle Investment 230 sh (unchged)
Richard Pzena 4,610,218 sh (-2.92%)
Charles de Vaulx 5,987,419 sh (-4.89%)
Donald Smith 4,188 sh (-99.51%)
» More
Q2 2016

NWS Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 334,600 sh (New)
IVA International Fund 4,212,794 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 230 sh (unchged)
Donald Smith Sold Out
Charles de Vaulx 5,751,428 sh (-3.94%)
Mario Gabelli 799,402 sh (-4.32%)
Richard Pzena 2,253,975 sh (-51.11%)
» More
Q3 2016

NWS Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 518,400 sh (+54.93%)
First Eagle Investment 230 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 711,302 sh (-11.02%)
IVA International Fund 3,126,489 sh (-25.79%)
Charles de Vaulx 3,066,288 sh (-46.69%)
Richard Pzena 888,815 sh (-60.57%)
» More
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Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Broadcasting - TV    NAICS: 515120    SIC: 4833
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Traded in other countries:NWS.Australia, NC0B.Germany, NWSAL.USA,
News Corp is a diversified media and information services company focused on creating and distributing authoritative and engaging content to consumers and businesses.

News Corp is a Delaware corporation originally organized on December 11, 2012 in connection with its separation from Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc, which was completed on June 28, 2013. The Company is a diversified media and information services company focused on creating and distributing authoritative and engaging content to consumers and businesses. The Company comprises businesses across a range of media, including: news and information services, book publishing, digital real estate services, cable network programming in Australia and pay-TV distribution in Australia, that are distributed under brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, The Australian, Herald Sun, The Sun, The Times, HarperCollins Publishers, FOX SPORTS Australia, realestate.com.au, realtor.com, Foxtel and many others. The Company delivers its content to consumers across various distribution platforms consisting not only of traditional print and television, but also through an array of digital platforms including websites, applications for mobile devices and tablets, social media and e-book devices. The Company's operations are organized into five reporting segments namely News and Information Services; Book Publishing; Digital Real Estate Services; Cable Network Programming; and Others. The News and Information Services segment consists of Dow Jones, News Corp Australia (which includes News Ltd and its subsidiaries), News UK, the New York Post and News America Marketing. This segment also includes Unruly Holdings Ltd, a video advertising distribution platform, and Storyful Ltd, a social media content agency that enables the Company to source real-time video content through social media platforms. The Book Publishing segment consists of HarperCollins Publishers, with operations in 18 countries. HarperCollins publishes and distributes consumer books through print, digital and audio formats. Its digital formats include e-books for devices such as tablets and e-book readers, as well as audio downloads for smartphones and MP3 players. HarperCollins owns more than 120 branded imprints, including Avon, Harper, HarperCollins Children's Books, William Morrow, Harlequin and Christian publishers Zondervan and Thomas Nelson. The Company's Digital Real Estate Services segment consists interest in REA Group Ltd and in Move Inc. This segment also includes DIAKRIT International Ltd. The Cable Network Programming segment consists of FOX SPORTS Australia focused on live national and international sports events and provides featured original and licensed premium sports content tailored to the Australian market, including live sports such as National Rugby League, the domestic football league, international cricket, as well as the Australian Rugby Union. FOX SPORTS Australia offers seven high definition television channels distributed via cable, satellite and Internet Protocol, or IP, and several interactive viewing applications. Its channels consist of FOX SPORTS

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward P/E 71.43
NWS's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
95% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 vs. NWS: 71.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 602.44
NWS's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
99% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 18.88 vs. NWS: 602.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
NWS' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.67  Med: 21.29 Max: 705.5
Current: 602.44
14.67
705.5
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 37.99
NWS's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
75% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.06 vs. NWS: 37.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
NWS' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.12  Med: 37.1 Max: 44.51
Current: 37.99
10.12
44.51
P/B 0.60
NWS's P/B is ranked higher than
88% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. NWS: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NWS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.72 Max: 0.83
Current: 0.6
0.53
0.83
P/S 0.83
NWS's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. NWS: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NWS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.25
Current: 0.83
0.75
1.25
PFCF 23.36
NWS's PFCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.24 vs. NWS: 23.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
NWS' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.31  Med: 14.76 Max: 55.96
Current: 23.36
9.31
55.96
POCF 12.91
NWS's POCF is ranked lower than
60% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 10.08 vs. NWS: 12.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
NWS' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.8  Med: 9.61 Max: 18.87
Current: 12.91
6.8
18.87
EV-to-EBIT 20.27
NWS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
60% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.43 vs. NWS: 20.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NWS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.3  Med: 17.4 Max: 51.5
Current: 20.27
12.3
51.5
EV-to-EBITDA 7.60
NWS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
69% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 10.87 vs. NWS: 7.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NWS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.4  Med: 7.4 Max: 10.6
Current: 7.6
5.4
10.6
Current Ratio 1.46
NWS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 422 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. NWS: 1.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NWS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.26  Med: 1.8 Max: 2.33
Current: 1.46
1.26
2.33
Quick Ratio 1.35
NWS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 422 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. NWS: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NWS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.26  Med: 1.65 Max: 2.33
Current: 1.35
1.26
2.33
Days Inventory 21.26
NWS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
56% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 14.98 vs. NWS: 21.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NWS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.44  Med: 10.49 Max: 21.26
Current: 21.26
8.44
21.26
Days Sales Outstanding 59.87
NWS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
58% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 72.33 vs. NWS: 59.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NWS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 56.52  Med: 59.03 Max: 64.95
Current: 59.87
56.52
64.95
Days Payable 18.69
NWS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
77% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 52.54 vs. NWS: 18.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
NWS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.3  Med: 18.7 Max: 21.9
Current: 18.69
16.3
21.9

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.61
NWS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
56% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. NWS: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
NWS' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.48 Max: 1.82
Current: 1.61
0.65
1.82
Dividend Payout 6.67
NWS's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
99% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. NWS: 6.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
NWS' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.46 Max: 6.67
Current: 6.67
0.46
6.67
Forward Dividend Yield 1.64
NWS's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
61% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. NWS: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.61
NWS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
63% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. NWS: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
NWS' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.48 Max: 1.82
Current: 1.61
0.65
1.82
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.10
NWS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: -3.00 vs. NWS: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
NWS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.2  Med: -0.05 Max: 0
Current: -0.1
-0.2
0

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.33
NWS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
69% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. NWS: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
NWS' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 1.24 Max: 1.55
Current: 1.33
1.14
1.55
Price/Median PS Value 0.82
NWS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. NWS: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NWS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 1 Max: 1.19
Current: 0.82
0.77
1.19
Price/Graham Number 5.93
NWS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
90% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. NWS: 5.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
NWS' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.88  Med: 1.14 Max: 6.92
Current: 5.93
0.88
6.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.92
NWS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. NWS: 4.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NWS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 5.7 Max: 8.1
Current: 4.92
1.9
8.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $8,243
EPS (TTM) $ -0.03
Beta2.01
Short Percentage of Float2.64%
52-Week Range $10.74 - 15.22
Shares Outstanding (Mil)581.34

Analyst Estimate

Jun17 Jun18
Revenue (Mil $) 8,174 8,105
EPS ($) 0.17 0.45
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.17 0.45
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
14.84%
Dividends Per Share ($) 0.20 0.20
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