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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 : 6/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
NWS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
88% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. NWS: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NWS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: N/A  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

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N/A
No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.79
NWS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
83% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. NWS: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NWS' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 0.79 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.79
0.67
0.8
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.11
M-Score: -2.66
WACC vs ROIC
15.72%
3.08%
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 : 5/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 3.47
NWS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 417 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.49 vs. NWS: 3.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NWS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.57  Med: 3.60 Max: 8.61
Current: 3.47
1.57
8.61
Net-margin (%) -1.40
NWS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 417 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. NWS: -1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NWS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.98  Med: 2.79 Max: 7.45
Current: -1.4
-23.98
7.45
ROE (%) -0.99
NWS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.39 vs. NWS: -0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NWS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.54  Med: 1.84 Max: 10.91
Current: -0.99
-19.54
10.91
ROA (%) -0.77
NWS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. NWS: -0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NWS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.79  Med: 1.49 Max: 7.97
Current: -0.77
-13.79
7.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.89
NWS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 422 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.88 vs. NWS: 10.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NWS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.4  Med: 8.54 Max: 42.04
Current: 10.89
4.4
42.04
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.20
NWS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. NWS: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NWS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: -0.2
Current: -0.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 2.80
NWS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. NWS: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NWS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 2.8
Current: 2.8
0
2.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -58.50
NWS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. NWS: -58.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NWS' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -58.50 Max: -29.6
Current: -58.5
» NWS's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-05-06)


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

NWS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 132,900 sh (New)
John Keeley 28,125 sh (+35.41%)
Charles de Vaulx 6,062,615 sh (+7.39%)
Mario Gabelli 710,456 sh (+3.78%)
First Eagle Investment 230 sh (unchged)
IVA International Fund 3,319,060 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer Sold Out
Donald Smith 861,745 sh (-0.02%)
Richard Pzena 5,483,700 sh (-0.28%)
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Q3 2015

NWS Guru Trades in Q3 2015

IVA International Fund 4,008,967 sh (+20.79%)
Charles de Vaulx 6,295,488 sh (+3.84%)
Mario Gabelli 728,550 sh (+2.55%)
Donald Smith 861,976 sh (+0.03%)
First Eagle Investment 230 sh (unchged)
John Keeley Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Richard Pzena 4,960,905 sh (-9.53%)
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Q4 2015

NWS Guru Trades in Q4 2015

IVA International Fund 4,008,967 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 6,295,488 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 230 sh (unchged)
Donald Smith 861,955 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

Donald Smith 4,188 sh (-99.51%)
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Insider Trades

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Ratios

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history
Forward P/E 21.55
NWS's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
71% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.24 vs. NWS: 21.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.60
NWS's P/B is ranked higher than
87% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 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: 0.73 Max: 0.83
Current: 0.6
0.53
0.83
P/S 0.83
NWS's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 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: 1.05 Max: 1.24
Current: 0.83
0.75
1.24
PFCF 24.82
NWS's PFCF is ranked lower than
69% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.64 vs. NWS: 24.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
NWS' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.01  Med: 20.95 Max: 55.96
Current: 24.82
14.01
55.96
POCF 11.16
NWS's POCF is ranked lower than
52% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 11.22 vs. NWS: 11.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
NWS' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.41  Med: 11.40 Max: 18.87
Current: 11.16
8.41
18.87
EV-to-EBIT 18.40
NWS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
60% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.32 vs. NWS: 18.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NWS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.7  Med: 25.55 Max: 51.5
Current: 18.4
15.7
51.5
EV-to-EBITDA 6.60
NWS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
71% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 10.36 vs. NWS: 6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NWS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.6  Med: 8.70 Max: 10.6
Current: 6.6
5.6
10.6
Current Ratio 1.81
NWS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. NWS: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NWS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.26  Med: 1.81 Max: 2.33
Current: 1.81
1.26
2.33
Quick Ratio 1.69
NWS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. NWS: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NWS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.26  Med: 1.69 Max: 2.33
Current: 1.69
1.26
2.33
Days Inventory 17.97
NWS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
51% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 18.48 vs. NWS: 17.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NWS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.44  Med: 9.38 Max: 10.69
Current: 17.97
8.44
10.69
Days Sales Outstanding 61.39
NWS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
58% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 71.44 vs. NWS: 61.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NWS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 57.74  Med: 60.32 Max: 64.95
Current: 61.39
57.74
64.95
Days Payable 18.71
NWS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
76% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 52.00 vs. NWS: 18.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
NWS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.3  Med: 19.60 Max: 21.9
Current: 18.71
16.3
21.9

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.58
NWS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
56% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. NWS: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
NWS' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 0.77 Max: 1.58
Current: 1.58
0.65
1.58
Forward Dividend Yield 1.56
NWS's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
64% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. NWS: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.58
NWS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
64% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. NWS: 1.58 )
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: 0.77 Max: 1.58
Current: 1.58
0.65
1.58
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.10
NWS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: -2.30 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: -0.1  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: -0.1
-0.1
0

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 9.99
NWS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.14 vs. NWS: 9.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
NWS' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.13  Med: 5.99 Max: 13.18
Current: 9.99
5.13
13.18
Price/Tangible Book 1.08
NWS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
73% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. NWS: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
NWS' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 1.23 Max: 1.43
Current: 1.08
1.14
1.43
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
NWS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. NWS: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NWS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.16
Current: 0.8
0.83
1.16
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.47
NWS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. NWS: 5.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NWS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 3.90 Max: 6.4
Current: 5.47
1.9
6.4

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $8378
EPS $ -0.20
Beta1.83
Short Percentage of Float4.92%
52-Week Range $10.74 - 16.17
Shares Outstanding(Mil)580.42

Analyst Estimate

Jun16 Jun17 Jun18
Revenue(Mil) 8,390 8,391 8,539
EPS($) 0.48 0.60 0.87
EPS without NRI($) 0.48 0.60 0.87

Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Broadcasting - TV
Compare:LUX:7453, XTER:PSM, NAS:LMCA, NAS:SNI » details
Traded in other countries:NWS.Australia, NC0B.Germany, NWSAL.USA,
News Corp a Delaware corporation, was originally formed on December 11, 2012 as New Newscorp LLC to hold certain businesses of its former parent company, Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (formerly named News Corporation) (21st Century Fox), consisting of newspapers, information services and integrated marketing services, digital real estate services, book publishing, digital education and sports programming and pay-TV distribution in Australia. 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 media, including: news and information services, book publishing, digital real estate services, cable network programming in Australia, digital education and pay-TV distribution in Australia, that are distributed under some of the recognizable and respected 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 operates in United States, Australia and the U.K. The Company's operations are organized into six reporting segments: (i) News and Information Services; (ii) Book Publishing; (iii) Digital Real Estate Services; (iv) Cable Network Programming; (v) Digital Education; and (vi) Other, which includes the Company's general corporate overhead expenses, corporate Strategy and Creative Group and costs related to the U.K. Newspaper Matters. The News and Information Services segment consists of Dow Jones, News Corp Australia (which includes News Ltd and its subsidiaries), News UK (formerly known as News International), the New York Postand News America Marketing. This segment also includes Storyful Ltd. The Company's Book Publishing segment consists of HarperCollins Publishers (together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, HarperCollins). The Digital Real Estate Services segment consists of its 61.6% interest in REA Group Ltd (REA Group), a publicly-traded company on ASX, and its 80% interest in Move, Inc. (Move). The remaining 20% interest in Move is held by REA Group. The Cable Network Programming segment consists of FOX SPORTS Australia. The Digital Education segment consists of Amplify, the brand for its digital education business, which it launched in July 2012.
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