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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
NWSA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
91% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

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

Equity to Asset 0.80
NWSA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
94% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

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

0.68
0.8
Interest Coverage No Debt
NWSA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
93% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. NWSA: No Debt )
NWSA' 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
NWSA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9.23 vs. NWSA: 2.67 )
NWSA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.57   Max: 8.61
Current: 2.67

1.57
8.61
Net-margin (%) 3.20
NWSA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

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

-23.98
7.45
ROE (%) 2.14
NWSA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

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

-19.44
10.91
ROA (%) 1.70
NWSA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

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

-13.79
7.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.80
NWSA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 19.51 vs. NWSA: 7.80 )
NWSA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 42.04
Current: 7.8

4.4
42.04
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

NWSA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 271,951 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 15,993,890 sh (New)
Mason Hawkins 7,667,791 sh (+320.34%)
Murray Stahl 30,233 sh (+45.28%)
Mario Gabelli 1,046,067 sh (+0.85%)
Michael Price 400,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 365 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich 1,250,000 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 990,000 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis Sold Out
Yacktman Focused Fund Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,206,860 sh (-0.46%)
John Keeley 150,540 sh (-3.2%)
Dodge & Cox 11,024,967 sh (-5.62%)
Yacktman Fund 1,888,000 sh (-65.96%)
Donald Yacktman 2,520,074 sh (-79.6%)
Steven Cohen 17,620 sh (-99.08%)
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Q1 2014

NWSA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 736,052 sh (New)
Mason Hawkins 17,272,498 sh (+125.26%)
Murray Stahl 45,168 sh (+49.4%)
Steven Cohen 25,070 sh (+42.28%)
Richard Pzena 21,618,548 sh (+35.17%)
John Keeley 158,560 sh (+5.33%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,269,860 sh (+5.22%)
Mario Gabelli 1,047,269 sh (+0.11%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 365 sh (unchged)
Michael Price 400,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
John Griffin Sold Out
Donald Yacktman Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 11,017,292 sh (-0.07%)
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Q2 2014

NWSA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 29,700 sh (New)
Charles de Vaulx 2,966,445 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 58,241 sh (New)
Bill Nygren 3,702,000 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,491,160 sh (+17.43%)
Richard Pzena 23,617,742 sh (+9.25%)
Jim Simons 765,398 sh (+3.99%)
Murray Stahl 45,769 sh (+1.33%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 365 sh (unchged)
Michael Price 400,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 1,619,400 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 157,150 sh (-0.89%)
Mario Gabelli 1,028,695 sh (-1.77%)
Mason Hawkins 16,210,530 sh (-6.15%)
Dodge & Cox 10,308,192 sh (-6.44%)
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Q3 2014

NWSA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

IVA International Fund 3,125,946 sh (New)
Charles de Vaulx 9,789,475 sh (+230.01%)
Bill Nygren 11,873,000 sh (+220.72%)
Paul Tudor Jones 59,906 sh (+101.7%)
Jim Simons 947,700 sh (+23.82%)
Murray Stahl 49,103 sh (+7.28%)
Richard Pzena 24,399,642 sh (+3.31%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,497,960 sh (+0.46%)
Michael Price 400,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 365 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mason Hawkins 16,054,798 sh (-0.96%)
John Keeley 154,040 sh (-1.98%)
Dodge & Cox 9,864,140 sh (-4.31%)
Mario Gabelli 805,888 sh (-21.66%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NWSA

(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
Bill Nygren 2014-09-30 Add 220.72%0.89%$16.71 - $18.29 $ 15.22-14%11873000
Mario Gabelli 2014-09-30 Reduce -21.66%0.02%$16.71 - $18.29 $ 15.22-14%805888
Bill Nygren 2014-06-30 New Buy0.48%$16.54 - $18.02 $ 15.22-12%3702000
Richard Pzena 2014-06-30 Add 9.25%0.2%$16.54 - $18.02 $ 15.22-12%23617742
Mason Hawkins 2014-03-31 Add 125.26%0.89%$15.52 - $18.4 $ 15.22-12%17272498
Richard Pzena 2014-03-31 Add 35.17%0.55%$15.52 - $18.4 $ 15.22-12%21618548
Yacktman Fund 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.31%$15.52 - $18.4 $ 15.22-12%0
Donald Yacktman 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.19%$15.52 - $18.4 $ 15.22-12%0
John Griffin 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.18%$15.52 - $18.4 $ 15.22-12%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.12%$15.52 - $18.4 $ 15.22-12%0
Richard Pzena 2013-12-31 New Buy1.7%$15.8 - $17.96 $ 15.22-12%15993890
Yacktman Focused Fund 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.89%$15.8 - $17.96 $ 15.22-12%0
Donald Yacktman 2013-12-31 Reduce -79.6%0.71%$15.8 - $17.96 $ 15.22-12%2520074
Yacktman Fund 2013-12-31 Reduce -65.96%0.59%$15.8 - $17.96 $ 15.22-12%1888000
Mason Hawkins 2013-12-31 Add 320.34%0.52%$15.8 - $17.96 $ 15.22-12%7667791
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.12%$15.8 - $17.96 $ 15.22-12%271951
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$15.8 - $17.96 $ 15.22-12%0
Chris Davis 2013-12-31 Sold Out $15.8 - $17.96 $ 15.22-12%0
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Guru Investment Theses on News Corp

Bill Nygren Comments on News Corp - Jul 10, 2014

News Corp (NWSA) is a global media conglomerate with renowned and highly valuable content, cable, information services and publishing assets. We believe that News Corp, which was spun-off from 21st Century Fox last summer, is being misperceived and inappropriately valued as a print newspaper publisher. To the contrary, our research suggests that the significant majority of News Corp’s fair value is supported by its ownership positions in high quality cable sports networks, pay TV and digital content properties that enjoy dominant market share and compelling growth profiles. Continued subscriber and advertising growth coupled with the transition from print to digital media across various operating subsidiaries should drive consistent margin expansion over the next several years. Selling at a significant discount to our estimate of intrinsic value and at only a modest premium to tangible book value, we think News Corp offers a compelling risk/reward profile.



From Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio)'s Second Quarter 2014 Shareholder Letter.



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Mario Gabelli Comments on News Corp. - Jan 06, 2014

News Corp. (0.4%) (NWSA - $16.06 (0.3%) NWS - $16.43 (0.1%) - NASDAQ)(NWSA), based in New York, operates in five segments: 1) News and information services – U.S., United Kingdom, and Australian publishing businesses, including The Wall Street Journal, the Times of London, and the New York Post, along with News America Marketing Corp., a leading provider of free standing inserts (FSIs or cents off coupons); 2) Cable network programming – Fox Sports Australia; 3) Digital real estate services – a 62% interest in publicly traded REA Group Ltd. (Australia); 4) Book publishing – Harper Collins, one of the largest English language publishers in the world; and 5) Other – primarily the company's K-12 education business – Amplify. On June 28, 2013, 'old News' Corp. (now Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (2.4%)) spun off most of its non entertainment assets ('new News') to holders on a one for four basis. We estimate that the company will generate about $800 million of EBITDA on $8.7 billion of revenues for the year ending June 30, 2014. 

 

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s third quarter 2013 commentary.

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News Corp (NWSA) is a global media conglomerate with renowned and highly valuable content, cable, information services and publishing assets. We believe that News Corp, which was spun-off from 21st Century Fox last summer, is being misperceived and inappropriately valued as a print newspaper publisher. To the contrary, our research suggests that the significant majority of News Corp’s fair value is supported by its ownership positions in high quality cable sports networks, pay TV and digital content properties that enjoy dominant market share and compelling growth profiles. Continued subscriber and advertising growth coupled with the transition from print to digital media across various operating subsidiaries should drive consistent margin expansion over the next several years. Selling at a significant discount to our estimate of intrinsic value and at only a modest premium to tangible book value, we think News Corp offers a compelling risk/reward profile. Read more...
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News Corp. (0.4%) (NWSA - $16.06 (0.3%) NWS - $16.43 (0.1%) - NASDAQ)(NWSA), based in New York, operates in five segments: 1) News and information services – U.S., United Kingdom, and Australian publishing businesses, including The Wall Street Journal, the Times of London, and the New York Post, along with News America Marketing Corp., a leading provider of free standing inserts (FSIs or cents off coupons); 2) Cable network programming – Fox Sports Australia; 3) Digital real estate services – a 62% interest in publicly traded REA Group Ltd. (Australia); 4) Book publishing – Harper Collins, one of the largest English language publishers in the world; and 5) Other – primarily the company's K-12 education business – Amplify. On June 28, 2013, 'old News' Corp. (now Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (2.4%)) spun off most of its non entertainment assets ('new News') to holders on a one for four basis. We estimate that the company will generate about $800 million of EBITDA on $8.7 billion of revenues for the year ending June 30, 2014.  Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 32.20
NWSA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
77% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 43.40 vs. NWSA: 32.20 )
NWSA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.56   Max: 44.37
Current: 32.2

14.56
44.37
P/B 0.69
NWSA's P/B is ranked higher than
93% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

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

0.66
0.83
P/S 1.02
NWSA's P/S is ranked higher than
82% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. NWSA: 1.02 )
NWSA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 1.24
Current: 1.02

0.97
1.24
PFCF 15.85
NWSA's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 44.00 vs. NWSA: 15.85 )
NWSA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 15.32   Max: 54.47
Current: 15.85

15.32
54.47
EV-to-EBIT 26.99
NWSA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 23.28 vs. NWSA: 26.99 )
NWSA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 25.7   Max: 51.7
Current: 26.99

25.7
51.7
Current Ratio 2.12
NWSA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. NWSA: 2.12 )
NWSA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 2.33
Current: 2.12

1.26
2.33
Quick Ratio 1.99
NWSA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. NWSA: 1.99 )
NWSA' 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 12.57
NWSA's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NWSA: 12.57 )
NWSA' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 9.08   Max: 13.99
Current: 12.57

9.08
13.99
Price/Tangible Book 1.15
NWSA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
92% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 13.98 vs. NWSA: 1.15 )
NWSA' 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
NWSA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. NWSA: 0.90 )
NWSA' 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
NWSA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
91% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NWSA: 1.14 )
NWSA' 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
NWSA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
73% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. NWSA: 3.70 )
NWSA' 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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