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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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Cash to Debt No Debt
OTCPK:NWSAL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
86% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. OTCPK:NWSAL: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
OTCPK:NWSAL' 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
OTCPK:NWSAL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
85% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. OTCPK:NWSAL: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
OTCPK:NWSAL' 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
OTCPK:NWSAL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
64% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 122.33 vs. OTCPK:NWSAL: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
OTCPK:NWSAL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.28
M-Score: -2.73
WACC vs ROIC
15.97%
2.52%
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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Operating margin (%) 3.73
OTCPK:NWSAL's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. OTCPK:NWSAL: 3.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
OTCPK:NWSAL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.57  Med: 3.60 Max: 8.61
Current: 3.73
1.57
8.61
Net-margin (%) -1.70
OTCPK:NWSAL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. OTCPK:NWSAL: -1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
OTCPK:NWSAL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -23.98  Med: 2.79 Max: 7.45
Current: -1.7
-23.98
7.45
ROE (%) -1.18
OTCPK:NWSAL's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.62 vs. OTCPK:NWSAL: -1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
OTCPK:NWSAL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -19.54  Med: 1.85 Max: 10.91
Current: -1.18
-19.54
10.91
ROA (%) -0.93
OTCPK:NWSAL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. OTCPK:NWSAL: -0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
OTCPK:NWSAL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -13.79  Med: 1.49 Max: 7.97
Current: -0.93
-13.79
7.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.36
OTCPK:NWSAL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 12.09 vs. OTCPK:NWSAL: 11.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
OTCPK:NWSAL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.4  Med: 8.54 Max: 42.04
Current: 11.36
4.4
42.04
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -58.30
OTCPK:NWSAL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. OTCPK:NWSAL: -58.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
OTCPK:NWSAL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: -58.3
Current: -58.3
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Ratios

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Forward P/E 29.50
NWSAL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
83% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.39 vs. NWSAL: 29.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.68
NWSAL's P/B is ranked higher than
81% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. NWSAL: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NWSAL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.66  Med: 0.75 Max: 0.83
Current: 0.68
0.66
0.83
P/S 0.94
NWSAL's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. NWSAL: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NWSAL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.94  Med: 1.09 Max: 1.24
Current: 0.94
0.94
1.24
PFCF 18.06
NWSAL's PFCF is ranked lower than
52% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.67 vs. NWSAL: 18.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
NWSAL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 15.32  Med: 19.25 Max: 54.47
Current: 18.06
15.32
54.47
POCF 9.73
NWSAL's POCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 11.09 vs. NWSAL: 9.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
NWSAL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 8.7  Med: 11.40 Max: 18.78
Current: 9.73
8.7
18.78
EV-to-EBIT 19.55
NWSAL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
57% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.66 vs. NWSAL: 19.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NWSAL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 19.6  Med: 34.10 Max: 51.7
Current: 19.55
19.6
51.7
Current Ratio 1.84
NWSAL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. NWSAL: 1.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NWSAL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.26  Med: 1.84 Max: 2.33
Current: 1.84
1.26
2.33
Quick Ratio 1.84
NWSAL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. NWSAL: 1.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NWSAL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.26  Med: 1.84 Max: 2.19
Current: 1.84
1.26
2.19
Days Inventory 19.50
NWSAL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
54% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.89 vs. NWSAL: 19.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NWSAL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 8.44  Med: 10.14 Max: 21.7
Current: 19.5
8.44
21.7
Days Sales Outstanding 58.05
NWSAL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
56% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 70.40 vs. NWSAL: 58.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NWSAL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 57.74  Med: 60.32 Max: 64.95
Current: 58.05
57.74
64.95

Valuation & Return

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Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.10
NWSAL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. NWSAL: 5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NWSAL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.9  Med: 2.90 Max: 5.1
Current: 5.1
1.9
5.1

Analyst Estimate

Jun16 Jun17 Jun18
Revenue(Mil) 8,658 8,600 8,614
EPS($) 0.48 0.61 0.80
EPS without NRI($) 0.48 0.61 0.80

Business Description

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