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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 0.03
DISCB's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
93% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. DISCB: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
DISCB' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.2 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.03
Equity-to-Asset 0.34
DISCB's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
73% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. DISCB: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
DISCB' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.55 Max: 0.79
Current: 0.34
0.33
0.79
Debt-to-Equity 1.50
DISCB's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
83% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. DISCB: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
DISCB' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.54
Current: 1.5
0.54
1.54
Debt-to-EBITDA 3.74
DISCB's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
69% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. DISCB: 3.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
DISCB' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.25  Med: 2.81 Max: 3.74
Current: 3.74
2.25
3.74
Interest Coverage 5.85
DISCB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
64% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.35 vs. DISCB: 5.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
DISCB' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 6.37 Max: No Debt
Current: 5.85
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 1.81
Beneish M-Score: -2.40
WACC vs ROIC
7.68%
11.96%
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 : 8/10

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history
Operating Margin % 31.89
DISCB's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
95% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.64 vs. DISCB: 31.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
DISCB' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.53  Med: 34.29 Max: 43.26
Current: 31.89
-10.53
43.26
Net Margin % 16.88
DISCB's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
87% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.18 vs. DISCB: 16.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
DISCB' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -89.47  Med: 17.9 Max: 27.16
Current: 16.88
-89.47
27.16
ROE % 15.88
DISCB's ROE % is ranked higher than
79% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.82 vs. DISCB: 15.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
DISCB' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.5  Med: 12.88 Max: 17.77
Current: 15.88
-1.5
17.77
ROA % 7.01
DISCB's ROA % is ranked higher than
76% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. DISCB: 7.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
DISCB' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.16  Med: 6.93 Max: 9.87
Current: 7.01
-1.16
9.87
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 126.83
DISCB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
90% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 13.13 vs. DISCB: 126.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
DISCB' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.81  Med: 170.87 Max: 201.53
Current: 126.83
-2.81
201.53
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 11.60
DISCB's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
79% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. DISCB: 11.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
DISCB' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 10.4 Max: 217.5
Current: 11.6
0
217.5
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 6.20
DISCB's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
53% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. DISCB: 6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
DISCB' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 10.35 Max: 146.3
Current: 6.2
0
146.3
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 9.60
DISCB's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
51% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. DISCB: 9.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
DISCB' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 9.6 Max: 92
Current: 9.6
0
92
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Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Media - Diversified    NAICS: 517110    SIC: 4841
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Traded in other countries:DISC.Austria, DC6.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Discovery Communications Inc is a media and entertainment company. It provides programming across multiple distribution platforms. The company also provides educational products and services to schools and operates digital media services.

Discovery is the one of the largest global media providers with over 2 billion cumulative subscribers in over 220 countries. Its three main networks (Discovery, TLC, and Animal Planet) each reach over 94 million U.S. households and over 300 million international subscribers. The firm operates eight other channels in the U.S., including Investigation Discovery and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. The international segment consists of national and pan-regional networks over 294 unique distribution feeds in more than 45 languages.

Top Ranked Articles about Discovery Communications Inc

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Science Channel’s MythBusters to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell
Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education Launch "Ignite My Future in School" to Prepare K-12 Students with Digital Skills for 21st Century Careers
Jackson Charitable Foundation and Discovery Education Team Up to Launch "Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids!" Contest to Empower the Next Generation of Leaders to be Fiscally Fit

Ratios

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history
PE Ratio 10.72
DISCB's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.14 vs. DISCB: 10.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
DISCB' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.54  Med: 20.75 Max: 292
Current: 10.72
9.54
292
Forward PE Ratio 8.17
DISCB's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.38 vs. DISCB: 8.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 10.72
DISCB's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
80% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.95 vs. DISCB: 10.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
DISCB' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.54  Med: 21.66 Max: 292
Current: 10.72
9.54
292
PB Ratio 1.39
DISCB's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. DISCB: 1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
DISCB' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.83 Max: 3.45
Current: 1.39
0.54
3.45
PS Ratio 1.82
DISCB's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. DISCB: 1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
DISCB' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.18  Med: 4.38 Max: 19.01
Current: 1.82
1.18
19.01
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 9.22
DISCB's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
69% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 13.32 vs. DISCB: 9.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
DISCB' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.2  Med: 21.39 Max: 973.33
Current: 9.22
8.2
973.33
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 8.42
DISCB's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
57% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.84 vs. DISCB: 8.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
DISCB' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.87  Med: 20.34 Max: 135.5
Current: 8.42
6.87
135.5
EV-to-EBIT 8.23
DISCB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.13 vs. DISCB: 8.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
DISCB' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -590.3  Med: 13.1 Max: 33.7
Current: 8.23
-590.3
33.7
EV-to-EBITDA 7.02
DISCB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
70% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.46 vs. DISCB: 7.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
DISCB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -158.4  Med: 11.5 Max: 139.3
Current: 7.02
-158.4
139.3
EV-to-Revenue 2.35
DISCB's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
51% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. DISCB: 2.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
DISCB' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.7  Med: 5.1 Max: 18.7
Current: 2.35
2.7
18.7
PEG Ratio 0.62
DISCB's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. DISCB: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
DISCB' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.18 Max: 10.27
Current: 0.62
0.34
10.27
Shiller PE Ratio 16.98
DISCB's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 25.05 vs. DISCB: 16.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
DISCB' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.11  Med: 40.46 Max: 121.74
Current: 16.98
15.11
121.74
Current Ratio 1.89
DISCB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 386 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. DISCB: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DISCB' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 2.18 Max: 4.45
Current: 1.89
0.95
4.45
Quick Ratio 1.89
DISCB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 386 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. DISCB: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DISCB' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 2.18 Max: 4.45
Current: 1.89
0.95
4.45
Days Sales Outstanding 97.43
DISCB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
69% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 71.04 vs. DISCB: 97.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
DISCB' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 48.03  Med: 85.07 Max: 97.43
Current: 97.43
48.03
97.43
Days Payable 32.70
DISCB's Days Payable is ranked lower than
67% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 55.08 vs. DISCB: 32.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
DISCB' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.08  Med: 27.89 Max: 43.93
Current: 32.7
6.08
43.93

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 6.10
DISCB's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -3.80 vs. DISCB: 6.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
DISCB' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.7  Med: 1.55 Max: 0
Current: 6.1
-0.7
0

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.55
DISCB's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. DISCB: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
DISCB' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.6 Max: 3.44
Current: 0.55
0.49
3.44
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.41
DISCB's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. DISCB: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
DISCB' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.03 Max: 4
Current: 0.41
0.3
4
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 0.94
DISCB's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. DISCB: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
DISCB' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.2 Max: 9.87
Current: 0.94
0.49
9.87
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 12.16
DISCB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
86% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. DISCB: 12.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
DISCB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3  Med: 7.1 Max: 12.84
Current: 12.16
-3
12.84
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 19.65
DISCB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
73% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.57 vs. DISCB: 19.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
DISCB' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.8  Med: 14.7 Max: 55.5
Current: 19.65
2.8
55.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $6,586.00
EPS (TTM) $ 1.89
Beta1.70
Short Percentage of Float0.22%
52-Week Range $20.95 - 30.80
Shares Outstanding (Mil)379.03

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 6,752 7,203 7,306 7,952
EPS ($) 2.27 2.46 2.65 2.92
EPS without NRI ($) 2.27 2.46 2.65 2.92
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
13.95%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 66
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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