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

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

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

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

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

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

Z-Score: 2.18
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
OTCPK:NWSAL's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4.54
9.13
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Ratios

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

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

0.69
0.83
P/S 1.20
NWSAL's P/S is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. NWSAL: 1.20 )
NWSAL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 1.23
Current: 1.2

0.97
1.23
PFCF 16.40
NWSAL's PFCF is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. NWSAL: 16.40 )
NWSAL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 13.76   Max: 36.31
Current: 16.4

13.76
36.31
EV-to-EBIT 36.93
NWSAL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. NWSAL: 36.93 )
NWSAL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 32.3   Max: 51.4
Current: 36.93

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

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

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

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

1.26
2.14

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 8.70
NWSAL's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. NWSAL: 8.70 )
NWSAL' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 10.01   Max: 18.37
Current: 8.7

10.01
18.37
Price/Tangible Book 1.10
NWSAL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. NWSAL: 1.10 )
NWSAL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 1.32
Current: 1.1

1.15
1.32
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.70
NWSAL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. NWSAL: 2.70 )
NWSAL' 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, NWS.USA, NWSA.USA, NC0.Germany, NC0E.Germany, NC0B.Germany
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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