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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 4.41
NWS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. NWS: 4.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NWS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.98  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 4.41
Equity-to-Asset 0.75
NWS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. NWS: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NWS' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 0.79 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.75
0.67
0.8
Interest Coverage N/A
NWS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
79% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 23.68 vs. NWS: N/A )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NWS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: N/A  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: N/A
N/A
No Debt
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 1.86
Beneish M-Score: -2.57
WACC vs ROIC
17.77%
2.50%
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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 4.28
NWS's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.52 vs. NWS: 4.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NWS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.57  Med: 4.56 Max: 8.61
Current: 4.28
1.57
8.61
Net Margin % -4.43
NWS's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.71 vs. NWS: -4.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NWS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.98  Med: 2.78 Max: 7.45
Current: -4.43
-23.98
7.45
ROE % -3.17
NWS's ROE % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.95 vs. NWS: -3.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NWS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.54  Med: 1.68 Max: 10.91
Current: -3.17
-19.54
10.91
ROA % -2.39
NWS's ROA % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. NWS: -2.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NWS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.79  Med: 1.33 Max: 7.97
Current: -2.39
-13.79
7.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 14.87
NWS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.74 vs. NWS: 14.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NWS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.4  Med: 13.36 Max: 42.04
Current: 14.87
4.4
42.04
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -2.50
NWS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. NWS: -2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NWS' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -2.4 Max: -0.7
Current: -2.5
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 6.80
NWS's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. NWS: 6.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NWS' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -0.55 Max: 6.8
Current: 6.8
0
6.8
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -31.50
NWS's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. NWS: -31.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NWS' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -31.5 Max: -17.8
Current: -31.5
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

NWS Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Mario Gabelli 835,482 sh (+15.83%)
IVA International Fund 4,212,794 sh (+5.08%)
First Eagle Investment 230 sh (unchged)
Richard Pzena 4,610,218 sh (-2.92%)
Charles de Vaulx 5,987,419 sh (-4.89%)
Donald Smith 4,188 sh (-99.51%)
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Q2 2016

NWS Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 334,600 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 230 sh (unchged)
IVA International Fund 4,212,794 sh (unchged)
Donald Smith Sold Out
Charles de Vaulx 5,751,428 sh (-3.94%)
Mario Gabelli 799,402 sh (-4.32%)
Richard Pzena 2,253,975 sh (-51.11%)
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Q3 2016

NWS Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 518,400 sh (+54.93%)
First Eagle Investment 230 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 711,302 sh (-11.02%)
IVA International Fund 3,126,489 sh (-25.79%)
Charles de Vaulx 3,066,288 sh (-46.69%)
Richard Pzena 888,815 sh (-60.57%)
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Q4 2016

NWS Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 555,100 sh (+7.08%)
First Eagle Investment 230 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 709,598 sh (-0.24%)
Richard Pzena 825,807 sh (-7.09%)
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Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Broadcasting - TV    NAICS: 515120    SIC: 4833
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Traded in other countries:NWS.Australia, NC0B.Germany, NWSAL.USA,
News Corp is a diversified media and information services company focused on creating and distributing authoritative and engaging content to consumers and businesses.

News Corp is a Delaware corporation originally organized on December 11, 2012 in connection with its separation from Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc, which was completed on June 28, 2013. The Company is a diversified media and information services company focused on creating and distributing authoritative and engaging content to consumers and businesses. The Company comprises businesses across a range of media, including: news and information services, book publishing, digital real estate services, cable network programming in Australia and pay-TV distribution in Australia, that are distributed under brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, The Australian, Herald Sun, The Sun, The Times, HarperCollins Publishers, FOX SPORTS Australia, realestate.com.au, realtor.com, Foxtel and many others. The Company delivers its content to consumers across various distribution platforms consisting not only of traditional print and television, but also through an array of digital platforms including websites, applications for mobile devices and tablets, social media and e-book devices. The Company's operations are organized into five reporting segments namely News and Information Services; Book Publishing; Digital Real Estate Services; Cable Network Programming; and Others. The News and Information Services segment consists of Dow Jones, News Corp Australia (which includes News Ltd and its subsidiaries), News UK, the New York Post and News America Marketing. This segment also includes Unruly Holdings Ltd, a video advertising distribution platform, and Storyful Ltd, a social media content agency that enables the Company to source real-time video content through social media platforms. The Book Publishing segment consists of HarperCollins Publishers, with operations in 18 countries. HarperCollins publishes and distributes consumer books through print, digital and audio formats. Its digital formats include e-books for devices such as tablets and e-book readers, as well as audio downloads for smartphones and MP3 players. HarperCollins owns more than 120 branded imprints, including Avon, Harper, HarperCollins Children's Books, William Morrow, Harlequin and Christian publishers Zondervan and Thomas Nelson. The Company's Digital Real Estate Services segment consists interest in REA Group Ltd and in Move Inc. This segment also includes DIAKRIT International Ltd. The Cable Network Programming segment consists of FOX SPORTS Australia 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, international cricket, as well as the Australian Rugby Union. FOX SPORTS Australia offers seven high definition television channels distributed via cable, satellite and Internet Protocol, or IP, and several interactive viewing applications. Its channels consist of FOX SPORTS

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
Forward PE Ratio 47.85
NWS's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 18.55 vs. NWS: 47.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 0.70
NWS's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. NWS: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
NWS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.71 Max: 0.83
Current: 0.7
0.53
0.83
PS Ratio 0.93
NWS's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. NWS: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
NWS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.25
Current: 0.93
0.75
1.25
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 20.86
NWS's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.33 vs. NWS: 20.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
NWS' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.31  Med: 15.01 Max: 55.96
Current: 20.86
9.31
55.96
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 12.49
NWS's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 10.26 vs. NWS: 12.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
NWS' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.8  Med: 9.72 Max: 18.87
Current: 12.49
6.8
18.87
EV-to-EBIT 0.03
NWS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.08 vs. NWS: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NWS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 17.3 Max: 51.5
Current: 0.03
0.03
51.5
EV-to-EBITDA 0.01
NWS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9.75 vs. NWS: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NWS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 7.4 Max: 10.6
Current: 0.01
0.01
10.6
Current Ratio 1.54
NWS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. NWS: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NWS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.26  Med: 1.8 Max: 2.33
Current: 1.54
1.26
2.33
Quick Ratio 1.45
NWS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. NWS: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NWS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.26  Med: 1.64 Max: 2.33
Current: 1.45
1.26
2.33
Days Inventory 20.51
NWS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 13.92 vs. NWS: 20.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NWS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.44  Med: 10.49 Max: 20.51
Current: 20.51
8.44
20.51
Days Sales Outstanding 70.39
NWS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 67.59 vs. NWS: 70.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NWS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 56.52  Med: 59.03 Max: 70.39
Current: 70.39
56.52
70.39
Days Payable 18.97
NWS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 53.32 vs. NWS: 18.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
NWS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.3  Med: 18.7 Max: 21.9
Current: 18.97
16.3
21.9

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.48
NWS's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
58% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. NWS: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
NWS' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.53 Max: 1.82
Current: 1.48
0.65
1.82
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.49
NWS's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
63% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. NWS: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.48
NWS's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
66% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.56 vs. NWS: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
NWS' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.53 Max: 1.82
Current: 1.48
0.65
1.82
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.10
NWS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 vs. NWS: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
NWS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.2  Med: -0.05 Max: 0
Current: -0.1
-0.2
0

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 446.67
NWS's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. NWS: 446.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
NWS' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.13  Med: 7.59 Max: 446.67
Current: 446.67
5.13
446.67
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.57
NWS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. NWS: 1.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
NWS' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 1.25 Max: 1.57
Current: 1.57
1.14
1.57
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.90
NWS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. NWS: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
NWS' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.19
Current: 0.9
0.77
1.19
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 3333.30
NWS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. NWS: 3333.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
NWS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 5.8 Max: 3362.56
Current: 3333.3
1.9
3362.56
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 15.07
NWS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9.41 vs. NWS: 15.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
NWS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15  Med: 15.6 Max: 16
Current: 15.07
15
16

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $8,198
EPS (TTM) $ -0.64
Beta1.93
Short Percentage of Float1.62%
52-Week Range $10.90 - 15.22
Shares Outstanding (Mil)581.49

Analyst Estimate

Jun17 Jun18
Revenue (Mil $) 8,074 8,008
EPS ($) 0.27 0.37
EPS without NRI ($) 0.27 0.37
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
14.38%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.20 0.20
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