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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.09
TWX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. TWX: 0.09 )
TWX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 5.46
Current: 0.09

0.03
5.46
Equity to Asset 0.44
TWX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. TWX: 0.44 )
TWX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 0.73
Current: 0.44

0.17
0.73
Interest Coverage 5.15
TWX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
62% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. TWX: 5.15 )
TWX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 35.33
Current: 5.15

0.5
35.33
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: -0.16
M-Score: -2.42
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 : 9/10

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Operating margin (%) 22.17
TWX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.12 vs. TWX: 22.17 )
TWX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -100.96   Max: 23.22
Current: 22.17

-100.96
23.22
Net-margin (%) 12.39
TWX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.15 vs. TWX: 12.39 )
TWX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -262.32   Max: 17.89
Current: 12.39

-262.32
17.89
ROE (%) 12.34
TWX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.72 vs. TWX: 12.34 )
TWX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -346.43   Max: 24.36
Current: 12.34

-346.43
24.36
ROA (%) 5.43
TWX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 446 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. TWX: 5.43 )
TWX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -84.16   Max: 13.92
Current: 5.43

-84.16
13.92
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 101.77
TWX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 32.50 vs. TWX: 101.77 )
TWX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -324.38   Max: 169.64
Current: 101.77

-324.38
169.64
Revenue Growth (%) 10.40
TWX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. TWX: 10.40 )
TWX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -14.1   Max: 52.8
Current: 10.4

-14.1
52.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 43.70
TWX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. TWX: 43.70 )
TWX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -30.1   Max: 169.7
Current: 43.7

-30.1
169.7
EPS Growth (%) 18.80
TWX's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. TWX: 18.80 )
TWX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -21.4   Max: 146.6
Current: 18.8

-21.4
146.6
» TWX's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

TWX Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Westport Asset Management 230,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 46,406 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 236,726 sh (+85.76%)
Steven Cohen 1,625,783 sh (+59.15%)
Andreas Halvorsen 26,511,363 sh (+18.54%)
Pioneer Investments 2,831,252 sh (+13.83%)
Murray Stahl 269,478 sh (+3.91%)
John Griffin 4,100,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 2,528,000 sh (-3.3%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 5,722,033 sh (-5.66%)
Brian Rogers 5,202,833 sh (-8.77%)
Dodge & Cox 37,691,644 sh (-8.81%)
NWQ Managers 4,393,114 sh (-9.51%)
Jeff Auxier 16,959 sh (-15.45%)
Ken Fisher 11,871 sh (-30.72%)
Louis Moore Bacon 250,000 sh (-81.13%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 20,773 sh (-97.51%)
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Q3 2013

TWX Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Scott Black 186,955 sh (New)
Julian Robertson 323,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 275,000 sh (New)
John Burbank 65,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 660,000 sh (+164%)
Joel Greenblatt 84,301 sh (+81.66%)
Pioneer Investments 3,547,987 sh (+25.32%)
Murray Stahl 276,598 sh (+2.64%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 20,773 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 230,000 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 4,100,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 16,959 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 2,499,414 sh (-1.13%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 5,635,707 sh (-1.51%)
Dodge & Cox 36,947,912 sh (-1.97%)
Brian Rogers 5,002,833 sh (-3.84%)
Jeremy Grantham 191,040 sh (-19.3%)
NWQ Managers 3,294,548 sh (-25.01%)
Steven Cohen 1,026,209 sh (-36.88%)
Andreas Halvorsen 14,817,831 sh (-44.11%)
Ken Fisher 6,522 sh (-45.06%)
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Q4 2013

TWX Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 3,290 sh (New)
John Burbank 151,481 sh (+133.05%)
Murray Stahl 322,917 sh (+16.75%)
Westport Asset Management 230,000 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 4,100,000 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 5,002,833 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Julian Robertson Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 16,926 sh (-0.19%)
Scott Black 186,050 sh (-0.48%)
Mario Gabelli 2,483,646 sh (-0.63%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 5,550,574 sh (-1.51%)
Dodge & Cox 36,059,767 sh (-2.4%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 20,163 sh (-2.94%)
NWQ Managers 3,165,401 sh (-3.92%)
Andreas Halvorsen 13,425,674 sh (-9.4%)
Ken Fisher 5,692 sh (-12.73%)
Jeremy Grantham 159,287 sh (-16.62%)
Pioneer Investments 2,759,680 sh (-22.22%)
Joel Greenblatt 50,585 sh (-39.99%)
Steven Cohen 245,832 sh (-76.04%)
Louis Moore Bacon 7,596 sh (-98.85%)
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Q1 2014

TWX Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Brian Rogers 4,752,833 sh (-5%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with TWX

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Julian Robertson 2013-12-31 Sold Out 3.3%$64.61 - $70.31 $ 65.15-3%0
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Add 133.05%0.21%$64.61 - $70.31 $ 65.15-3%151481
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -39.99%0.07%$64.61 - $70.31 $ 65.15-3%50585
Julian Robertson 2013-09-30 New Buy3.3%$59.52 - $66.2 $ 65.154%323000
Scott Black 2013-09-30 New Buy1.4%$59.52 - $66.2 $ 65.154%186955
John Burbank 2013-09-30 New Buy0.14%$59.52 - $66.2 $ 65.154%65000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 81.66%0.08%$59.52 - $66.2 $ 65.154%84301
Dodge & Cox 2013-06-30 Reduce -8.81%0.26%$56.16 - $61.52 $ 65.1510%37691644
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-06-30 Reduce -97.51%0.16%$56.16 - $61.52 $ 65.1510%20773
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.11%$56.16 - $61.52 $ 65.1510%46406
John Griffin 2013-03-31 Add 20.23%0.5%$47.83 - $57.62 $ 65.1524%4100000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-03-31 Reduce -68.35%0.31%$47.83 - $57.62 $ 65.1524%833601
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$47.83 - $57.62 $ 65.1524%0
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Guru Investment Theses on Time Warner Inc

Westport Asset Management Comments on Time Warner Inc. - Aug 08, 2013

The largest new commitment during the quarter was Time Warner, Inc. (TWX) whose businesses are the production of movies and video content for cable TV networks, TV series, and premium pay channel HBO. In addition, Time Warner, Inc. is spinning off its publishing unit later this year so the growth of the entertainment businesses will no longer be diluted. There is substantial interest from consumers and investors in streaming video sites accessed via the internet for a monthly subscription fee. Indeed, this is one of the key drivers in the performance of Netflix, Inc. shares this year. It is also attracting new entrants. With a new form of distribution and new distributors, quality programming should be increasingly valuable. Time Warner, Inc. is arguably one of the best producers of the needed content in a variety of formats.

From Westport Asset Management's second quarter 2013 letter.
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 16.50
TWX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.50 vs. TWX: 16.50 )
TWX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.51   Max: 31.61
Current: 16.5

5.51
31.61
P/B 1.90
TWX's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. TWX: 1.90 )
TWX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 2.16
Current: 1.9

0.33
2.16
P/S 2.06
TWX's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. TWX: 2.06 )
TWX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 2.28
Current: 2.06

0.57
2.28
PFCF 19.50
TWX's PFCF is ranked higher than
60% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.29 vs. TWX: 19.50 )
TWX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.89   Max: 36.52
Current: 19.5

1.89
36.52
EV-to-EBIT 11.80
TWX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.13 vs. TWX: 11.80 )
TWX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.2   Max: 29.7
Current: 11.8

8.2
29.7
PEG 0.80
TWX's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. TWX: 0.80 )
TWX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 8.7
Current: 0.8

0.4
8.7
Shiller P/E 201.80
TWX's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
65% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 27.20 vs. TWX: 201.80 )
TWX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 27.05   Max: 257.16
Current: 201.8

27.05
257.16

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.81
TWX's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
55% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. TWX: 1.81 )
TWX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 4.96
Current: 1.81

0.13
4.96
Dividend Payout 0.31
TWX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
72% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. TWX: 0.31 )
TWX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.38
Current: 0.31

0.12
0.38
Dividend growth (3y) 10.60
TWX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
85% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. TWX: 10.60 )
TWX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 55.4
Current: 10.6

0
55.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.05
TWX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
66% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. TWX: 3.05 )
TWX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 8.4
Current: 3.05

0.22
8.4
Share Buyback Rate 6.30
TWX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. TWX: 6.30 )
TWX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 8.7   Max: -30.3
Current: 6.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 0.90
TWX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. TWX: 0.90 )
TWX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 24.21
Current: 0.9

0.32
24.21
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
TWX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
53% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. TWX: 1.50 )
TWX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 16.6
Current: 1.5

0.51
16.6
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.70
TWX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. TWX: 0.70 )
TWX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 6.29
Current: 0.7

0.72
6.29
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.50
TWX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
82% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. TWX: 8.50 )
TWX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 12.2
Current: 8.5

3.4
12.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 39.69
TWX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
97% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.08 vs. TWX: 39.69 )
TWX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10.4   Max: 40.8
Current: 39.69

-10.4
40.8

Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Media - Diversified
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Time Warner Inc. is a media and entertainment company. The Company was formed in connection with the merger of America Online, Inc. and Time Warner Inc., now known as Historic TW Inc., which was consummated on January 11, 2001. The Company classifies its businesses into the three reporting segments: Networks, consisting principally of cable television networks that provide programming; Filmed Entertainment, consisting principally of feature film, television and home video production and distribution; and Publishing, consisting principally of magazine publishing. The Company's Networks business consists principally of domestic and international basic cable networks, pay television programming services and a broadcast television network. The basic cable networks owned by Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. constitute the principal component of the Company's basic cable networks. The Company's Filmed Entertainment businesses produce and distribute theatrical motion pictures, television shows, animation and other programming and videogames, distribute home video product, and license rights to the Company's feature films, television programming and characters. All of the foregoing businesses are principally conducted by various subsidiaries and affiliates of Warner Bros. Entertainment Group. The Company's publishing businesses are conducted by Time Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, either directly or through its subsidiaries. Under the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and its implementing regulations, cable networks are subject to certain direct and, through their distribution partners, indirect obligations relating to closed captioning, political advertising, and commercial limits on programming produced and broadcast for an audience of children 12 and under. The Company's magazine subscription and direct marketing activities, as well as marketing activities by other divisions of the Company, are subject to regulation by the FTC and each of the states under general consumer protection statutes prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices.

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