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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
DISCK's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. DISCK: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
DISCK' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.25 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.03
Equity-to-Asset 0.34
DISCK's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
73% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. DISCK: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
DISCK' 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
Interest Coverage 5.73
DISCK's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
65% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. DISCK: 5.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
DISCK' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 6.37 Max: No Debt
Current: 5.73
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 1.93
Beneish M-Score: -2.54
WACC vs ROIC
7.88%
11.84%
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 % 31.39
DISCK's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
96% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.08 vs. DISCK: 31.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
DISCK' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.53  Med: 34.29 Max: 43.26
Current: 31.39
-10.53
43.26
Net Margin % 17.50
DISCK's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
89% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.61 vs. DISCK: 17.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
DISCK' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -89.47  Med: 17.9 Max: 27.16
Current: 17.5
-89.47
27.16
ROE % 16.56
DISCK's ROE % is ranked higher than
79% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. DISCK: 16.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
DISCK' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.5  Med: 12.88 Max: 17.77
Current: 16.56
-1.5
17.77
ROA % 7.25
DISCK's ROA % is ranked higher than
78% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. DISCK: 7.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
DISCK' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.16  Med: 6.93 Max: 9.87
Current: 7.25
-1.16
9.87
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 134.12
DISCK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
91% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.03 vs. DISCK: 134.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
DISCK' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.81  Med: 170.87 Max: 201.53
Current: 134.12
-2.81
201.53
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 11.60
DISCK's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
79% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. DISCK: 11.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
DISCK' 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
DISCK's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
55% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. DISCK: 6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
DISCK' 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
DISCK's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
55% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. DISCK: 9.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
DISCK' 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 & 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.

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Ratios

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PE Ratio 13.65
DISCK's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 22.50 vs. DISCK: 13.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
DISCK' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.22  Med: 21.12 Max: 292
Current: 13.65
13.22
292
Forward PE Ratio 11.21
DISCK's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.75 vs. DISCK: 11.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 13.65
DISCK's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
75% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 23.33 vs. DISCK: 13.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
DISCK' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.22  Med: 22.19 Max: 292
Current: 13.65
13.22
292
PB Ratio 1.91
DISCK's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. DISCK: 1.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
DISCK' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.85 Max: 3.45
Current: 1.91
0.54
3.45
PS Ratio 2.39
DISCK's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. DISCK: 2.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
DISCK' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.18  Med: 4.48 Max: 19.01
Current: 2.39
1.18
19.01
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 10.83
DISCK's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
66% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.94 vs. DISCK: 10.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
DISCK' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.75  Med: 21.95 Max: 973.33
Current: 10.83
8.75
973.33
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 10.01
DISCK's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
54% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.33 vs. DISCK: 10.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
DISCK' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.87  Med: 21.01 Max: 135.5
Current: 10.01
6.87
135.5
EV-to-EBIT 9.17
DISCK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.23 vs. DISCK: 9.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
DISCK' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -590.3  Med: 13.2 Max: 33.7
Current: 9.17
-590.3
33.7
EV-to-EBITDA 7.86
DISCK's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
69% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.11 vs. DISCK: 7.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
DISCK' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -158.4  Med: 11.5 Max: 139.3
Current: 7.86
-158.4
139.3
PEG Ratio 0.79
DISCK's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. DISCK: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
DISCK' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.18 Max: 10.27
Current: 0.79
0.34
10.27
Shiller PE Ratio 22.86
DISCK's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 24.36 vs. DISCK: 22.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
DISCK' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.62  Med: 41.27 Max: 121.74
Current: 22.86
22.62
121.74
Current Ratio 1.69
DISCK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. DISCK: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DISCK' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 2.2 Max: 4.45
Current: 1.69
0.95
4.45
Quick Ratio 1.69
DISCK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. DISCK: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DISCK' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 2.2 Max: 4.45
Current: 1.69
0.95
4.45
Days Sales Outstanding 86.94
DISCK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
63% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 68.59 vs. DISCK: 86.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
DISCK' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 48.03  Med: 85.07 Max: 91.92
Current: 86.94
48.03
91.92
Days Payable 29.83
DISCK's Days Payable is ranked lower than
67% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 59.95 vs. DISCK: 29.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
DISCK' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.08  Med: 27.89 Max: 43.93
Current: 29.83
6.08
43.93

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 6.10
DISCK's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. DISCK: 6.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
DISCK' 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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Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.72
DISCK's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. DISCK: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
DISCK' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.61 Max: 3.44
Current: 0.72
0.72
3.44
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.53
DISCK's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. DISCK: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
DISCK' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.01 Max: 3.92
Current: 0.53
0.3
3.92
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 1.12
DISCK's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. DISCK: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
DISCK' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.2 Max: 9.87
Current: 1.12
0.49
9.87
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 10.89
DISCK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
88% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. DISCK: 10.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
DISCK' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3  Med: 7 Max: 11.5
Current: 10.89
-3
11.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 18.64
DISCK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
72% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.24 vs. DISCK: 18.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
DISCK' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.8  Med: 14.7 Max: 55.5
Current: 18.64
2.8
55.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $6,549.00
EPS (TTM) $ 1.91
Beta1.37
Short Percentage of Float3.61%
52-Week Range $22.43 - 29.18
Shares Outstanding (Mil)384.57

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 6,807 7,298 7,435
EPS ($) 2.29 2.59 2.90
EPS without NRI ($) 2.29 2.59 2.90
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
15.76%
Dividends per Share ($)
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