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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
NWS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
86% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. NWS: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NWS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
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
85% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. NWS: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NWS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.67  Med: 0.79 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.79
0.67
0.8
Interest Coverage No Debt
NWS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
64% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 120.49 vs. NWS: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NWS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.36
M-Score: -2.71
WACC vs ROIC
16.16%
1.54%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 2.68
NWS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. NWS: 2.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NWS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.57  Med: 3.46 Max: 8.61
Current: 2.68
1.57
8.61
Net-margin (%) 2.81
NWS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. NWS: 2.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NWS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -23.98  Med: 2.79 Max: 7.45
Current: 2.81
-23.98
7.45
ROE (%) 1.90
NWS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.61 vs. NWS: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NWS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -19.54  Med: 3.30 Max: 10.91
Current: 1.9
-19.54
10.91
ROA (%) 1.51
NWS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. NWS: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NWS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -13.79  Med: 2.51 Max: 7.97
Current: 1.51
-13.79
7.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.10
NWS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 11.91 vs. NWS: 8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NWS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.4  Med: 7.42 Max: 42.04
Current: 8.1
4.4
42.04
» NWS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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)
First Eagle Investment 230 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 784,480 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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Q4 2014

NWS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 243,400 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 735,100 sh (New)
Brian Rogers 6,000,000 sh (+130.77%)
Charles de Vaulx 5,645,514 sh (+10.85%)
IVA International Fund 3,319,060 sh (+3.21%)
Donald Smith 862,004 sh (+0.17%)
Paul Singer 784,480 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 230 sh (unchged)
Mason Hawkins 187,500 sh (unchged)
Mason Hawkins 187,500 sh (unchged)
Mason Hawkins Sold Out
John Keeley 19,970 sh (-2.44%)
Richard Pzena 5,697,438 sh (-6.58%)
Mario Gabelli 651,799 sh (-10.10%)
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Q1 2015

NWS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Mario Gabelli 684,566 sh (+5.03%)
Brian Rogers 6,250,000 sh (+4.17%)
John Keeley 20,770 sh (+4.01%)
Paul Singer 784,480 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 784,480 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 5,645,514 sh (unchged)
IVA International Fund 3,319,060 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 230 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Donald Smith 861,924 sh (-0.01%)
Richard Pzena 5,499,230 sh (-3.48%)
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Q2 2015

NWS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Brian Rogers 6,250,000 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

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Guru Investment Theses on News Corp

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


News Corp. (NASDAQ: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 (NASDAQ: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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Top Ranked Articles about News Corp

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 35.30
NWS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
66% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 23.40 vs. NWS: 35.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
NWS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.56  Med: 34.79 Max: 44.15
Current: 35.3
14.56
44.15
Forward P/E 30.30
NWS's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
83% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.04 vs. NWS: 30.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 35.50
NWS's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
65% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 24.00 vs. NWS: 35.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
NWS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 14.53  Med: 35.13 Max: 44.59
Current: 35.5
14.53
44.59
P/B 0.70
NWS's P/B is ranked higher than
83% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. NWS: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NWS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.66  Med: 0.75 Max: 0.83
Current: 0.7
0.66
0.83
P/S 0.95
NWS's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. NWS: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NWS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.95  Med: 1.09 Max: 1.24
Current: 0.95
0.95
1.24
PFCF 24.41
NWS's PFCF is ranked lower than
64% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 18.19 vs. NWS: 24.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
NWS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 15.32  Med: 21.07 Max: 54.47
Current: 24.41
15.32
54.47
POCF 11.25
NWS's POCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 11.55 vs. NWS: 11.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
NWS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 8.7  Med: 11.54 Max: 18.78
Current: 11.25
8.7
18.78
EV-to-EBIT 28.62
NWS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
71% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.57 vs. NWS: 28.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NWS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 25.7  Med: 34.40 Max: 51.7
Current: 28.62
25.7
51.7
Current Ratio 1.80
NWS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. NWS: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NWS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.26  Med: 1.89 Max: 2.33
Current: 1.8
1.26
2.33
Quick Ratio 1.64
NWS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. NWS: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NWS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.26  Med: 1.76 Max: 2.19
Current: 1.64
1.26
2.19
Days Inventory 23.03
NWS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
59% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.38 vs. NWS: 23.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NWS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 8.44  Med: 9.38 Max: 21.7
Current: 23.03
8.44
21.7
Days Sales Outstanding 57.20
NWS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
57% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 66.60 vs. NWS: 57.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NWS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 57.74  Med: 61.11 Max: 64.95
Current: 57.2
57.74
64.95

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 11.97
NWS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
67% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.59 vs. NWS: 11.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
NWS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 5.13  Med: 5.62 Max: 13.18
Current: 11.97
5.13
13.18
Price/Tangible Book 1.23
NWS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
69% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. NWS: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
NWS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.15  Med: 1.24 Max: 1.43
Current: 1.23
1.15
1.43
Price/Median PS Value 0.84
NWS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. NWS: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NWS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.00 Max: 1.11
Current: 0.84
0.91
1.11
Price/Graham Number 1.15
NWS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
64% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. NWS: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
NWS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.86  Med: 1.25 Max: 1.4
Current: 1.15
0.86
1.4
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.49
NWS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. NWS: 3.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NWS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.9  Med: 2.90 Max: 3.9
Current: 3.49
1.9
3.9

Analyst Estimate

Jun15 Jun16 Jun17
Revenue(Mil) 8,717 8,723 8,754
EPS($) 0.47 0.47 0.64
EPS without NRI($) 0.47 0.47 0.64

Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Broadcasting - TV
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Traded in other countries:NC0B.Germany, NC0E.Germany, NWSAL.USA, NWS.Australia, NC0.Germany, NWSLV.Australia,
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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