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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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
NWS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
90% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. NWS: No Debt )
NWS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: No Debt   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.80
NWS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
94% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. NWS: 0.80 )
NWS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.8

0.68
0.8
Interest Coverage No Debt
NWS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
93% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. NWS: No Debt )
NWS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.40
M-Score: -2.86
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 2.67
NWS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.60 vs. NWS: 2.67 )
NWS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.57   Max: 8.61
Current: 2.67

1.57
8.61
Net-margin (%) 3.20
NWS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.17 vs. NWS: 3.20 )
NWS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -23.98   Max: 7.45
Current: 3.2

-23.98
7.45
ROE (%) 2.14
NWS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.17 vs. NWS: 2.14 )
NWS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -19.44   Max: 10.91
Current: 2.14

-19.44
10.91
ROA (%) 1.70
NWS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. NWS: 1.70 )
NWS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -13.79   Max: 7.97
Current: 1.7

-13.79
7.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.80
NWS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 19.39 vs. NWS: 7.80 )
NWS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 42.04
Current: 7.8

4.4
42.04
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

NWS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 14,850 sh (New)
Jim Simons 274,700 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 6,444,698 sh (+41.06%)
Mario Gabelli 888,236 sh (+6.63%)
Mason Hawkins 25,285,898 sh (+5.2%)
John Keeley 19,870 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 273,079 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard 3,845,848 sh (-1.83%)
Donald Yacktman 33,500 sh (-68.54%)
Paul Singer 784,480 sh (-68.92%)
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Q1 2014

NWS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 1,931,963 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 112,511 sh (+657.65%)
Jim Simons 502,000 sh (+82.74%)
Mason Hawkins 28,577,227 sh (+13.02%)
Paul Singer 784,480 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 19,870 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 273,079 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman Sold Out
Richard Pzena 6,291,920 sh (-2.37%)
Mario Gabelli 764,388 sh (-13.94%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 230 sh (-99.99%)
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Q2 2014

NWS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Donald Smith 300,000 sh (New)
IVA International Fund 485,934 sh (New)
Charles de Vaulx 985,245 sh (+260.79%)
John Keeley 20,470 sh (+3.02%)
Mario Gabelli 780,855 sh (+2.15%)
Paul Singer 784,480 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 230 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 669,200 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Richard Pzena 5,870,845 sh (-6.69%)
Mason Hawkins 25,983,627 sh (-9.08%)
Jim Simons 395,700 sh (-21.18%)
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Q3 2014

NWS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Brian Rogers 2,600,000 sh (New)
IVA International Fund 3,215,785 sh (+561.77%)
Charles de Vaulx 5,093,089 sh (+416.94%)
Donald Smith 860,564 sh (+186.85%)
Richard Pzena 6,098,582 sh (+3.88%)
John Keeley 20,470 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 784,480 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 230 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mason Hawkins 25,356,215 sh (-2.41%)
Mario Gabelli 725,005 sh (-7.15%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NWS

(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
Donald Smith 2014-09-30 Add 186.85%0.19%$16.42 - $17.77 $ 14.59-15%860564
Brian Rogers 2014-09-30 New Buy0.16%$16.42 - $17.77 $ 14.59-15%2600000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.5%$16.26 - $17.55 $ 14.59-13%0
Mason Hawkins 2014-06-30 Reduce -9.08%0.24%$16.26 - $17.55 $ 14.59-13%25983627
Donald Smith 2014-06-30 New Buy0.1%$16.26 - $17.55 $ 14.59-13%300000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.5%$15.07 - $17.89 $ 14.59-14%1931963
Mason Hawkins 2014-03-31 Add 13.02%0.3%$15.07 - $17.89 $ 14.59-14%28577227
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 Reduce -99.99%0.19%$15.07 - $17.89 $ 14.59-14%230
Donald Yacktman 2014-03-31 Sold Out $15.07 - $17.89 $ 14.59-14%0
Richard Pzena 2013-12-31 Add 41.06%0.2%$16.23 - $18.13 $ 14.59-16%6444698
Mason Hawkins 2013-12-31 Add 5.2%0.11%$16.23 - $18.13 $ 14.59-16%25285898
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.11%$16.23 - $18.13 $ 14.59-16%0
Donald Yacktman 2013-12-31 Reduce -68.54%0.01%$16.23 - $18.13 $ 14.59-16%33500
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Guru Investment Theses on News Corp

Donald Yacktman Comments on News Corp. - Sep 09, 2013


News Corp. (NWS) and Viacom were also strong contributors to the results during the quarter. At the end of June, News Corp. completed its spin-off. As a result, we now own shares in both 21st Century Fox (“Fox”), which owns an attractive collection of cable, broadcast, film and cable and satellite properties around the world and in News Corp. (retaining the old name), which largely consists of newspapers, book publishing and a collection of Australian assets.

By far our larger investment going forward is in the Fox shares, which we think will be one of the fastest growing media companies. Fox is extremely well positioned for growth, especially internationally, and in the next few months will launch Fox Sports 1, a national sports network which we think could be a significant new growth opportunity domestically.

From the Yacktman Funds' second quarter 2013 commentary.
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Mason Hawkins' Longleaf Partners Comments on News Corp - Aug 14, 2013

We purchased News Corp (NWS), another company we have owned previously. As the company split out the U.S. Fox entertainment business, we had the opportunity to own the remaining strongly financed, premier media assets around the world at an attractive discount.

From Mason Hawkins' semi-annual 2013 report.
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Donald Yacktman Comments on News Corp - Mar 13, 2013

In 2012, News Corp (NWS) was the biggest contributor to Fund returns, appreciating more than 40%. Business execution was strong, especially in the cable content division, and the company continued its shareholder friendly behavior, both repurchasing a significant amount of stock and announcing that it would be splitting the company into two separate entities. We think the split could help the shares continue to deliver strong results as the market more fully appreciates what we see, which is a fast growing cable content division that has had its extraordinary growth obscured by declining newspaper results.

From Yacktman Funds 2012 annual letter.


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Top Ranked Articles about News Corp

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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 32.20
NWS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 43.20 vs. NWS: 32.20 )
NWS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.56   Max: 44.37
Current: 32.2

14.56
44.37
P/B 0.69
NWS's P/B is ranked higher than
93% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. NWS: 0.69 )
NWS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 0.83
Current: 0.69

0.66
0.83
P/S 0.98
NWS's P/S is ranked higher than
82% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. NWS: 0.98 )
NWS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 1.24
Current: 0.98

0.97
1.24
PFCF 15.83
NWS's PFCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 44.00 vs. NWS: 15.83 )
NWS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 15.32   Max: 54.47
Current: 15.83

15.32
54.47
EV-to-EBIT 26.94
NWS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 25.32 vs. NWS: 26.94 )
NWS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 25.7   Max: 51.7
Current: 26.94

25.7
51.7
Current Ratio 2.12
NWS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. NWS: 2.12 )
NWS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 2.33
Current: 2.12

1.26
2.33
Quick Ratio 1.99
NWS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. NWS: 1.99 )
NWS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 2.19
Current: 1.99

1.16
2.19

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 12.56
NWS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NWS: 12.56 )
NWS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 9.08   Max: 13.99
Current: 12.56

9.08
13.99
Price/Tangible Book 1.15
NWS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
92% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 14.00 vs. NWS: 1.15 )
NWS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 1.32
Current: 1.15

1.15
1.32
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
NWS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. NWS: 0.90 )
NWS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 1.07
Current: 0.9

0.87
1.07
Price/Graham Number 1.14
NWS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
91% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NWS: 1.14 )
NWS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 1.4
Current: 1.14

0.86
1.4
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.70
NWS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
74% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. NWS: 3.70 )
NWS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 3.9
Current: 3.7

1.9
3.9

Analyst Estimate

Jun15 Jun16 Jun17
Revenue(Mil) 8,846 8,939 9,105
EPS($) 0.46 0.51 0.73
EPS without NRI($) 0.46 0.51 0.73

Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Broadcasting - TV
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Traded in other countries:NWS.Australia, NWSLV.Australia, NC0.Germany, NC0E.Germany, NC0B.Germany, NWSAL.USA,
News Corp is incorporated in Delaware and was founded on December 11, 2012. It is a diversified media and information services company focused on creating and distributing authoritative and engaging content to consumers. The Company comprises businesses across a range of media, including news and information services, digital real estate services, book publishing, digital education, and pay-TV distribution in Australia, that are distributed under recognizable brands, The Company is also a developing provider of digital education content, assessment and delivery service The Company's newspaper brands include The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires and Factiva; the Herald Sun in Australia; and The Sun and The Times in the U.K. The Company delivers its premium content to consumers across numerous distribution platforms consisting not only of traditional print and television, but also through an expanding array of digital platforms including websites, electronic readers and applications for tablets and mobile devices. Its segments include News and Information Services, Cable Network Programming, Digital Real Estate Services and Book Publishing. The Company's News and Information Services segment consists of Dow Jones, News Corp Australia (which includes News Limited and its subsidiaries), News UK (formerly known as News International), the New York Postand News America Marketing. The Company's Cable Network Programming segment consists of FOX SPORTS Australia, the sports programming provider in Australia based on total subscribers as of June 30, 2013. FOX SPORTS Australia is 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, English Premier League, international cricket, as well as the NFL. FOX SPORTS Australia offers seven standard definition television channels, an interactive viewing application and one IPTV channel. The Company's Book Publishing segment consists of HarperCollins Publishers. Together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, "HarperCollins" it publishes and distributes consumer books internationally through print, digital and audio formats. Its digital formats include electronic books, also referred to as e-books, for devices such as the Apple iPad, Amazon's Kindle, Google's Nexus and Barnes & Noble's NOOK as well as audio downloads for smartphones and MP3 players. The Company also operates Amplify, its digital education business, the Company's corporate Strategy and Creative Group, general corporate overhead expenses and costs related to the U.K. Newspaper Matters. The Company's raw material includes various types of paper. Some of its competitors include Thomson Reuters Corporation, Liberty Global, Inc., CBS Corporation, Gannett Co., Inc., DISH Network Corporation and among others. Various aspects of the Company's activitie
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