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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
NWSA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: 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 lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. NWSA: 0.80 )
NWSA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.8

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

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

Z-Score: 2.22
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4.54
9.13
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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

NWSA Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Michael Price 303,921 sh (New)
John Burbank 1,222,314 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 6,500,000 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Dodge & Cox Sold Out
Tom Russo Sold Out
Meryl Witmer Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Charles de Vaulx Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
John Griffin Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Yacktman Fund 31,750,000 sh (-2.01%)
Mario Gabelli 4,069,405 sh (-2.88%)
NWQ Managers 91,100 sh (-2.98%)
Donald Yacktman 72,291,747 sh (-4.6%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 27,845,000 sh (-4.71%)
Chris Davis 334,680 sh (-11.99%)
Charles Brandes 2,607,122 sh (-53.87%)
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Q3 2013

NWSA Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Murray Stahl 20,810 sh (New)
John Keeley 155,520 sh (New)
Mason Hawkins 1,824,200 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,212,460 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 365 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,920,926 sh (New)
Dodge & Cox 11,681,529 sh (New)
John Griffin 990,000 sh (New)
Michael Price 400,000 sh (+31.61%)
Eric Mindich 1,625,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 150,000 sh (unchged)
NWQ Managers Sold Out
Charles Brandes Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,037,226 sh (-74.51%)
Yacktman Fund 5,547,000 sh (-82.53%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 4,779,400 sh (-82.84%)
Donald Yacktman 12,355,801 sh (-82.91%)
Chris Davis 30,870 sh (-90.78%)
John Burbank 15,618 sh (-98.72%)
» More
Q4 2013

NWSA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Richard Pzena 15,993,890 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 271,951 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)
Eric Mindich 1,250,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 365 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

Yacktman Fund Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NWSA

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Yacktman Fund 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.31%$15.52 - $18.4 $ 16.79-3%0
Yacktman Focused Fund 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.89%$15.8 - $17.96 $ 16.79-3%0
Donald Yacktman 2013-12-31 Reduce -79.6%0.71%$15.8 - $17.96 $ 16.79-3%2520074
Yacktman Fund 2013-12-31 Reduce -65.96%0.59%$15.8 - $17.96 $ 16.79-3%1888000
Mason Hawkins 2013-12-31 Add 320.34%0.52%$15.8 - $17.96 $ 16.79-3%7667791
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.12%$15.8 - $17.96 $ 16.79-3%271951
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$15.8 - $17.96 $ 16.79-3%0
Yacktman Focused Fund 2013-09-30 Reduce -82.84%9.36%$14.67 - $17.105 $ 16.795%4779400
Yacktman Fund 2013-09-30 Reduce -82.53%9.24%$14.67 - $17.105 $ 16.795%5547000
Donald Yacktman 2013-09-30 Reduce -82.91%9.2%$14.67 - $17.105 $ 16.795%12355801
John Burbank 2013-09-30 Reduce -98.72%1.28%$14.67 - $17.105 $ 16.795%15618
Charles Brandes 2013-09-30 Sold Out 1.2%$14.67 - $17.105 $ 16.795%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Reduce -74.51%0.62%$14.67 - $17.105 $ 16.795%1037226
Dodge & Cox 2013-09-30 New Buy0.21%$14.67 - $17.105 $ 16.795%11681529
Michael Price 2013-09-30 Add 31.61%0.2%$14.67 - $17.105 $ 16.795%400000
John Griffin 2013-09-30 New Buy0.19%$14.67 - $17.105 $ 16.795%990000
Mason Hawkins 2013-09-30 New Buy0.15%$14.67 - $17.105 $ 16.795%1824200
John Keeley 2013-09-30 New Buy0.05%$14.67 - $17.105 $ 16.795%155520
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 New Buy$14.67 - $17.105 $ 16.795%365
Dodge & Cox 2013-06-30 Sold Out 2.5%$15.25 - $15.8 $ 16.798%0
John Griffin 2013-06-30 Sold Out 1.5%$15.25 - $15.8 $ 16.798%0
Daniel Loeb 2013-06-30 Reduce -38.46%1.42%$15.25 - $15.8 $ 16.798%4000000
Steve Mandel 2013-06-30 Reduce -37.68%1.32%$15.25 - $15.8 $ 16.798%13757775
John Burbank 2013-06-30 New Buy1.3%$15.25 - $15.8 $ 16.798%1222314
Charles Brandes 2013-06-30 Reduce -53.87%1.19%$15.25 - $15.8 $ 16.798%2607122
Michael Price 2013-06-30 New Buy0.62%$15.25 - $15.8 $ 16.798%303921
Yacktman Focused Fund 2013-06-30 Reduce -4.71%0.57%$15.25 - $15.8 $ 16.798%27845000
Donald Yacktman 2013-06-30 Reduce -4.6%0.54%$15.25 - $15.8 $ 16.798%72291747
Yacktman Fund 2013-06-30 Reduce -2.01%0.23%$15.25 - $15.8 $ 16.798%31750000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-06-30 Sold Out $15.25 - $15.8 $ 16.798%0
Seth Klarman 2013-03-31 Sold Out 6.6%$25.51 - $30.69 $ 16.79-41%0
John Griffin 2013-03-31 New Buy1.5%$25.51 - $30.69 $ 16.79-41%3960000
Lee Ainslie 2013-03-31 Reduce -58.42%0.93%$25.51 - $30.69 $ 16.79-41%1715472
Steve Mandel 2013-03-31 Add 30.4%0.82%$25.51 - $30.69 $ 16.79-41%22076325
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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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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/B 0.70
NWSA's P/B is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. NWSA: 0.70 )
NWSA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 0.82
Current: 0.7

0.69
0.82
P/S 1.10
NWSA's P/S is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. NWSA: 1.10 )
NWSA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 1.19
Current: 1.1

0.97
1.19
PFCF 14.50
NWSA's PFCF is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. NWSA: 14.50 )
NWSA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 13.76   Max: 36.31
Current: 14.5

13.76
36.31
EV-to-EBIT 35.70
NWSA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. NWSA: 35.70 )
NWSA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 32.7   Max: 50.5
Current: 35.7

32.7
50.5

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 9.40
NWSA's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. NWSA: 9.40 )
NWSA' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 10.07   Max: 18.37
Current: 9.4

10.07
18.37
Price/Tangible Book 1.20
NWSA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. NWSA: 1.20 )
NWSA' 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
NWSA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. NWSA: 1.00 )
NWSA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 1.06
Current: 1

0.88
1.06
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.80
NWSA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. NWSA: 2.80 )
NWSA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2   Max: 3.1
Current: 2.8

2
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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