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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
NWS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

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

Equity to Asset 0.79
NWS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. NWS: 0.79 )
NWS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.79

0.67
0.8
Interest Coverage No Debt
NWS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

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

Z-Score: 2.16
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 : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 1.57
NWS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

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

1.57
8.61
Net-margin (%) 5.69
NWS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. NWS: 5.69 )
NWS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -23.98   Max: 7.45
Current: 5.69

-23.98
7.45
ROE (%) 4.03
NWS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. NWS: 4.03 )
NWS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -23.56   Max: 4.03
Current: 4.03

-23.56
4.03
ROA (%) 3.23
NWS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. NWS: 3.23 )
NWS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -15.85   Max: 3.23
Current: 3.23

-15.85
3.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.54
NWS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. NWS: 4.54 )
NWS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.54   Max: 9.13
Current: 4.54

4.54
9.13
» NWS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

NWS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Donald Yacktman 426,000 sh (+460.53%)
Mario Gabelli 681,288 sh (+27.71%)
Seth Klarman Sold Out
Tom Russo Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Meryl Witmer Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
» More
Q3 2013

NWS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

John Keeley 19,870 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 3,917,721 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 276,470 sh (New)
Charles de Vaulx 273,079 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 4,568,753 sh (New)
Mason Hawkins 24,036,554 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 205,776 sh (New)
Paul Singer 2,523,952 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 833,034 sh (+22.27%)
Donald Yacktman 106,500 sh (-75%)
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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%)
Charles de Vaulx 273,079 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 19,870 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon 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%)
» More
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%)
John Keeley 19,870 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 273,079 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 784,480 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%)
» More
» Details

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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.5%$15.07 - $17.89 $ 17.211%1931963
Mason Hawkins 2014-03-31 Add 13.02%0.3%$15.07 - $17.89 $ 17.211%28577227
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 Reduce -99.99%0.19%$15.07 - $17.89 $ 17.211%230
Donald Yacktman 2014-03-31 Sold Out $15.07 - $17.89 $ 17.211%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.11%$16.23 - $18.13 $ 17.21-1%0
Mason Hawkins 2013-12-31 Add 5.2%0.11%$16.23 - $18.13 $ 17.21-1%25285898
Donald Yacktman 2013-12-31 Reduce -68.54%0.01%$16.23 - $18.13 $ 17.21-1%33500
Mason Hawkins 2013-09-30 New Buy2%$14.8 - $17.33 $ 17.216%24036554
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 New Buy0.19%$14.8 - $17.33 $ 17.216%3917721
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.11%$14.8 - $17.33 $ 17.216%205776
Donald Yacktman 2013-09-30 Reduce -75%0.05%$14.8 - $17.33 $ 17.216%106500
John Keeley 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$14.8 - $17.33 $ 17.216%19870
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Add 22.27%0.01%$14.8 - $17.33 $ 17.216%833034
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/B 0.80
NWS's P/B is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. NWS: 0.80 )
NWS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 0.83
Current: 0.8

0.69
0.83
P/S 1.15
NWS's P/S is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. NWS: 1.15 )
NWS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 1.23
Current: 1.15

0.97
1.23
PFCF 16.10
NWS's PFCF is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. NWS: 16.10 )
NWS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 13.76   Max: 36.31
Current: 16.1

13.76
36.31
EV-to-EBIT 36.38
NWS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. NWS: 36.38 )
NWS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 32.3   Max: 51.4
Current: 36.38

32.3
51.4
Current Ratio 2.15
NWS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. NWS: 2.15 )
NWS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 2.23
Current: 2.15

1.26
2.23
Quick Ratio 2.00
NWS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. NWS: 2.00 )
NWS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 2.14
Current: 2

1.26
2.14

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 10.00
NWS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. NWS: 10.00 )
NWS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 10.01   Max: 18.37
Current: 10

10.01
18.37
Price/Tangible Book 1.20
NWS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. NWS: 1.20 )
NWS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 1.32
Current: 1.2

1.15
1.32
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
NWS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. NWS: 1.00 )
NWS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 1.04
Current: 1

0.86
1.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.70
NWS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. NWS: 2.70 )
NWS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 3.1
Current: 2.7

1.9
3.1

Business Description

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Traded in other countries:NWS.Australia, NWSLV.Australia, NC0.Germany, NC0E.Germany, NC0B.Germany, NWSAL.USA
News Corporation 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 sports programming and pay-TV distribution. 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.
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