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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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Cash-to-Debt 0.37
FOXA's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
71% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. FOXA: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
FOXA' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.36 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.37
0.02
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.35
FOXA's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
73% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. FOXA: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
FOXA' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.48 Max: 0.57
Current: 0.35
0.18
0.57
Debt-to-Equity 1.05
FOXA's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
77% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. FOXA: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
FOXA' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.51 Max: 3.21
Current: 1.05
0.02
3.21
Debt-to-EBITDA 3.35
FOXA's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
61% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. FOXA: 3.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
FOXA' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.11  Med: 2.46 Max: 3.35
Current: 3.35
-4.11
3.35
Interest Coverage 4.78
FOXA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
68% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 19.35 vs. FOXA: 4.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FOXA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.5  Med: 4.92 Max: 5.81
Current: 4.78
3.5
5.81
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 2.82
Beneish M-Score: -2.34
WACC vs ROIC
9.03%
19.41%
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 : 7/10

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Operating Margin % 20.41
FOXA's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
86% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.84 vs. FOXA: 20.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
FOXA' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.67  Med: 18.32 Max: 23
Current: 20.41
10.67
23
Net Margin % 13.76
FOXA's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
78% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. FOXA: 13.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
FOXA' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.1  Med: 10.83 Max: 28.65
Current: 13.76
-11.1
28.65
ROE % 23.81
FOXA's ROE % is ranked higher than
88% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. FOXA: 23.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
FOXA' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.03  Med: 17.68 Max: 47.96
Current: 23.81
-13.03
47.96
ROA % 7.72
FOXA's ROA % is ranked higher than
78% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. FOXA: 7.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
FOXA' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.85  Med: 5.79 Max: 15.85
Current: 7.72
-5.85
15.85
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 301.05
FOXA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
87% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 13.73 vs. FOXA: 301.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
FOXA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -69.53  Med: 159.04 Max: 474.75
Current: 301.05
-69.53
474.75
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 3.00
FOXA's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
53% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. FOXA: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
FOXA' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -46.5  Med: 3 Max: 27.7
Current: 3
-46.5
27.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 2.00
FOXA's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
57% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. FOXA: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
FOXA' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -0.3 Max: 31.5
Current: 2
0
31.5
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -1.20
FOXA's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
63% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.10 vs. FOXA: -1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
FOXA' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -13 Max: 58.7
Current: -1.2
0
58.7
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Guru Trades

Q3 2017

FOXA Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Caxton Associates 18,500 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,840,302 sh (+329.48%)
Charles Brandes 59,250 sh (+43.86%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 37,460,118 sh (+8.76%)
Joel Greenblatt 2,241,461 sh (+6.51%)
Dodge & Cox 70,904,262 sh (+4.02%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 849,678 sh (+4.00%)
Murray Stahl 14,653 sh (+0.38%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 8,200,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 21,200,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 1,460 sh (unchged)
Seth Klarman 19,137,469 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 1,657 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 203,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Wallace Weitz 1,900,300 sh (-0.38%)
Jeff Auxier 76,676 sh (-0.45%)
Donald Yacktman 35,466,695 sh (-0.63%)
Mario Gabelli 3,509,675 sh (-1.63%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 7,696,039 sh (-12.71%)
Louis Moore Bacon 800,000 sh (-33.33%)
Andreas Halvorsen 10,243,384 sh (-54.17%)
Steven Cohen 8,600 sh (-99.71%)
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Q4 2017

FOXA Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Pioneer Investments 1,273,166 sh (New)
Leucadia National 15,504 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 285,000 sh (New)
Alan Fournier 866,686 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 982,249 sh (+67177.33%)
Steven Cohen 4,331,067 sh (+50261.24%)
Louis Moore Bacon 1,150,000 sh (+43.75%)
Seth Klarman 22,288,731 sh (+16.47%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 38,076,036 sh (+1.64%)
Dodge & Cox 71,139,883 sh (+0.33%)
Yacktman Fund 21,200,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 8,200,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 1,657 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 72,398 sh (-5.58%)
Donald Yacktman 33,143,975 sh (-6.55%)
Wallace Weitz 1,650,500 sh (-13.15%)
Murray Stahl 12,224 sh (-16.58%)
Charles Brandes 47,256 sh (-20.24%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,552,034 sh (-30.76%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 579,895 sh (-31.75%)
Mario Gabelli 2,380,887 sh (-32.16%)
First Pacific Advisors 15,000 sh (-92.61%)
Jim Simons 125,731 sh (-93.17%)
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Q1 2018

FOXA Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Jeremy Grantham 502,000 sh (New)
Leucadia National 49,692 sh (+220.51%)
Seth Klarman 26,588,731 sh (+19.29%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 649,089 sh (+11.93%)
Yacktman Fund 21,200,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 1,657 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 15,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 125,731 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 1,500,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Alan Fournier Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 72,223 sh (-0.24%)
Charles Brandes 46,840 sh (-0.88%)
Dodge & Cox 68,756,433 sh (-3.35%)
Paul Tudor Jones 271,174 sh (-4.85%)
Donald Yacktman 31,223,165 sh (-5.80%)
Murray Stahl 11,127 sh (-8.97%)
Mario Gabelli 2,131,101 sh (-10.49%)
Pioneer Investments 1,135,854 sh (-10.79%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 7,000,000 sh (-14.63%)
Joel Greenblatt 986,408 sh (-36.44%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 21,351,121 sh (-43.93%)
Wallace Weitz 450,000 sh (-72.74%)
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Q2 2018

FOXA Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Yacktman Focused Fund Sold Out
Yacktman Fund 5,500,000 sh (-74.06%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FOXA

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Yacktman Fund 2018-06-30 Reduce -74.06%9.4%$35.69 - $49.79 $ 46.4718%5,500,000
Yacktman Focused Fund 2018-06-30 Sold Out 8.26%$35.69 - $49.79 $ 46.4718%0
Dodge & Cox 2018-03-31 Reduce -3.35%0.06%$34.56 - $38.81 $ 46.4726%68,756,433
Donald Yacktman 2018-03-31 Reduce -5.80%0.64%$34.56 - $38.81 $ 46.4726%31,223,165
Seth Klarman 2018-03-31 Add 19.29%1.53%$34.56 - $38.81 $ 46.4726%26,588,731
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2018-03-31 Reduce -43.93%0.86%$34.56 - $38.81 $ 46.4726%21,351,121
Yacktman Focused Fund 2018-03-31 Reduce -14.63%1.26%$34.56 - $38.81 $ 46.4726%7,000,000
Mario Gabelli 2018-03-31 Reduce -10.49%0.05%$34.56 - $38.81 $ 46.4726%2,131,101
Joel Greenblatt 2018-03-31 Reduce -36.44%0.28%$34.56 - $38.81 $ 46.4726%986,408
Wallace Weitz 2018-03-31 Reduce -72.74%1.77%$34.56 - $38.81 $ 46.4726%450,000
Leucadia National 2018-03-31 Add 220.51%0.09%$34.56 - $38.81 $ 46.4726%49,692
Charles Brandes 2018-03-31 Reduce -0.88%$34.56 - $38.81 $ 46.4726%46,840
First Eagle Investment 2018-03-31 Sold Out 0.08%$34.56 - $38.81 $ 46.4726%0
Dodge & Cox 2017-12-31 Add 0.33%0.01%$24.97 - $35.24 $ 46.4756%71,139,883
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-12-31 Add 1.64%0.03%$24.97 - $35.24 $ 46.4756%38,076,036
Donald Yacktman 2017-12-31 Reduce -6.55%0.59%$24.97 - $35.24 $ 46.4756%33,143,975
Seth Klarman 2017-12-31 Add 16.47%1.08%$24.97 - $35.24 $ 46.4756%22,288,731
Mario Gabelli 2017-12-31 Reduce -32.16%0.18%$24.97 - $35.24 $ 46.4756%2,380,887
Wallace Weitz 2017-12-31 Reduce -13.15%0.28%$24.97 - $35.24 $ 46.4756%1,650,500
Joel Greenblatt 2017-12-31 Reduce -30.76%0.27%$24.97 - $35.24 $ 46.4756%1,552,034
First Eagle Investment 2017-12-31 Add 67177.33%0.08%$24.97 - $35.24 $ 46.4756%982,249
Charles Brandes 2017-12-31 Reduce -20.24%0.01%$24.97 - $35.24 $ 46.4756%47,256
Leucadia National 2017-12-31 New Buy0.04%$24.97 - $35.24 $ 46.4756%15,504
Dodge & Cox 2017-09-30 Add 4.02%0.06%$25.79 - $29.63 $ 46.4768%70,904,262
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-09-30 Add 8.76%0.12%$25.79 - $29.63 $ 46.4768%37,460,118
Donald Yacktman 2017-09-30 Reduce -0.63%0.06%$25.79 - $29.63 $ 46.4768%35,466,695
Mario Gabelli 2017-09-30 Reduce -1.63%0.01%$25.79 - $29.63 $ 46.4768%3,509,675
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 Add 6.51%0.05%$25.79 - $29.63 $ 46.4768%2,241,461
Wallace Weitz 2017-09-30 Reduce -0.38%0.01%$25.79 - $29.63 $ 46.4768%1,900,300
Charles Brandes 2017-09-30 Add 43.86%0.01%$25.79 - $29.63 $ 46.4768%59,250
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Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Media - Diversified    NAICS: 515210    SIC: 4841
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Headquarter Location:USA
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc is a diversified media and entertainment company. It operates in various business segments namely Cable Network Programming, Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Direct Broadcast Satellite Television.

21st Century Fox is a media conglomerate with a wide range of assets: a film studio, which creates television programs and movies; broadcast television, including the Fox broadcast network and local TV stations in the U.S.; cable networks, which comprise over 300 channels around the world; and direct-broadcast satellite TV in the form of Sky, a satellite pay-tv provider in Europe.

Guru Investment Theses on Twenty-First Century Fox Inc

Wally Weitz Comments on Twenty-First Century Fox - Jan 24, 2018

Several months back in our third-quarter summary, we expressed our belief that Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA)’s durable, if unexciting, growth would eventually become difficult for the market to ignore. We have long held that Fox had a strong hand to play amid tectonic shifts in the broader media landscape, particularly given the increasing importance of global scale. We would not have guessed, however, that: 1) Disney and Fox were in or about to begin exploratory merger talks, or 2) the Murdoch family would be willing sellers. Of the realistic homes for Fox’s assets, Disney would be our first choice among known suitors. The agreed-upon deal price is a nice validation of our valuation work, and made Fox the Fund’s largest contributor during the fourth quarter. Potentially significant regulatory hurdles remain, but we are positive on the prospects for the “new Disney,” assuming the deal is approved.



From Weitz Investment Management's Value Fund fourth-quarter commentary.



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Wally Weitz Comments on Twenty-First Century Fox - Sep 15, 2017

In addition to exiting Interval Leisure, we also closed our position in Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA). Media companies in general have seen heightened volatility as investors wrestle with the proliferation of entertainment options available to today’s consumer. In this rapidly changing environment, we have greater conviction that cable providers, given their ability to offer broadband Internet service, have a stronger hand to play–and the cable industry represents a significant portion of the Fund’s invested assets. Thus, as Fox shares recovered from recent declines, we elected to close the position. The Fund also eliminated a small position in National CineMedia. Valuation also drove trims of Liberty Expedia Holdings and Redwood Trust.



From Wally Weitz's second-quarter Partners III Fund commentary.



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Mario Gabelli Comments on Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. - Aug 18, 2017

Twenty-First_ Century_ Fox_ Inc._ (2.3%)_ (NASDAQ:FOXA)(FOXA_ _ $28.34,_ FOX_ _ $27.87_ NASDAQ) is a diversified media company with operations in cable network television, television broadcasting, and filmed entertainment. Cable networks account for 77% of the company’s EBITDA and benefit from contractually recurring affiliate fees and exposure to the fast growing global pay television market. We expect the company to benefit from rising demand for premium content, driven by emerging distribution platforms such as Netflix, and retransmission revenue growth. We believe the acquisition of satellite TV provider Sky plc will be accretive to value.



From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s Gabelli Asset Fund second quarter 2017 shareholder letter.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Twenty-First Century Fox - May 09, 2017

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.(1.3%)(FOXA–$28.04–NASDAQ) (NASDAQ:FOXA),(0.5%)(FOX–$27.25–NASDAQ) is a diversified media company with operations in cable network television, television broadcasting, filmed entertainment, and direct broadcast satellite television. Cable networks account for 70% of the company’s EBITDA, and benefit from contractually recurring affiliate fees and exposure to the fast growing global pay television market. We also expect the company to benefit from rising demand for premium content, driven by emerging distribution platforms such as Netflix, retransmission revenue, and aggressive share repurchases.



From the Gabelli Value 25 Fund first quarter 2017 shareholder letter.



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Yacktman Focused Fund Comments on 21st Century Fox - Feb 06, 2017

In the fourth quarter, FOX (NASDAQ:FOXA)’s shares were the strongest contributor to results for the Fund. Recently, FOX has delivered strong ratings in news and sports, and announced an agreement to purchase full ownership of Sky, a leading European media and communications company. In the last few years, FOX has struggled with currency headwinds and challenges in the movie studio business, which has masked continued solid growth in cable content. Recently, AT&T announced a proposed acquisition of Time Warner that we think demonstrates that top content is increasingly valuable today.


From Yacktman Focused Fund (Trades, Portfolio) fourth quarter 2016 commentary.

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Weitz Funds Comments on Twenty-First Century Fox - Jan 26, 2017

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) is a diversified media and entertainment company. Sentiment has been generally positive as investors were reminded of the power of live, must-have content. The month of October featured two of the most widely watched presidential debates in history and five of seven World Series games that delivered the best ratings in over a decade. Investors have been further comforted by Fox’s presence in all of the major “skinny bundles” announcements and new online Pay-TV distribution packages. Finally, in December, Fox announced an offer to acquire the remaining shares of Sky plc. The announced offer for Europe’s premier satellite Pay-TV and content (sports and entertainment) company resolves a long-standing question of how to resolve Fox’s 39% minority stake in the entity. We continue to be encouraged by the prospect for continued improvement at Fox’s domestic channels and continued growth opportunities internationally.



From Weitz Investment Management's Value Fund fourth quarter 2016 commentary.



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Weitz Funds Comments on Twenty-First Century Fox - Nov 11, 2016

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) is a diversified media and entertainment company. Shares of Fox declined in the wake of the company’s fiscal fourth quarter earnings report. The good news was continued strength in distribution revenues earned by its suite of Pay-TV networks around the world as well as a resilient ad market in the U.S. Unfortunately, Fox’s international ad revenues slowed considerably due to weakness in Northern Europe and India, rising only 1% in local currency after seven straight quarters of very strong, double- digit growth. Additionally, Fox’s three major summer film releases, X-Men: Apocalypse, Ice Age: Collision Course, andIndependence Day: Resurgence, all underperformed expectations. Moreover, management de-emphasized share repurchase within their capital allocation plans, preferring to preserve flexibility to either invest in the business organically (e.g., increasing investment in original content at the National Geographic channel) or to make acquisitions. Despite a more challenging international ad market and disappointing box office results, we continue to believe the underlying business is sound.



  • From Weitz Balanced Fund third quarter 2016 commentary.


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Wally Weitz Comments on Twenty-First Century Fox - Nov 08, 2016

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) is a diversified media and entertainment company. Shares of Fox declined in the wake of the company’s fiscal fourth quarter earnings report. The good news was continued strength in distribution revenues earned by its suite of Pay-TV networks around the world as well as a resilient ad market in the U.S. Unfortunately, Fox’s international ad revenues slowed considerably due to weakness in Northern Europe and India, rising only 1% in local currency after seven straight quarters of very strong, double-digit growth. Additionally, Fox’s three major summer film releases, X-Men: Apocalypse, Ice Age: Collision Course, andIndependence Day: Resurgence, all underperformed expectations. Moreover, management de-emphasized share repurchase within their capital allocation plans, preferring to preserve flexibility to either invest in the business organically (e.g., increasing investment in original content at the National Geographic channel) or to make acquisitions. Despite a more challenging international ad market and disappointing box office results, we continue to believe the underlying business is sound.

From Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio)'s Partners Value Fund third-quarter commentary.

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Yacktman Funds Comments on Twenty-First Century Fox - Oct 31, 2016

Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA)’s shares declined during the quarter after the company announced stepped-up investments in cable content and a more restrained and opportunistic share repurchase. We think Fox is significantly undervalued, in part because of underappreciated businesses like Star, which provides nearly 25% of television content in India, and equity affiliates which include Fox’s 39% ownership of Sky, and non-controlling ownership stakes in Hulu and Endemol Shine. In total, we think Star, Sky and the other affiliate stakes could represent more than $10 per share of value while contributing only modestly to earnings. After adjusting for our appraisal of these underappreciated assets, we think the core of Fox trades for only 8-9 times earnings.


From Yacktman Focused Fund (Trades, Portfolio)s' third quarter 2016 commentary.



The views expressed represent the opinions of Yacktman Asset Management LP as of September 30, 2016, are not intended as a forecast or guarantee of future results, and are subject to change without notice.


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Yacktman Funds Comments on Twenty-First Century Fox - Aug 05, 2016

Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA)’s shares underperformed during the quarter as the company continued to face several challenges, including currency headwinds, underperformance in its movie business, general concerns over changes in the media industry and weakness in its stockholding in SKY, Plc after the Brexit vote. We think Fox’s shares are significantly undervalued at current prices.


In the last two years, Fox’s earnings have stalled as management invested for growth, both in the United States, through the launch of Fox Sports 1, and in India, where Fox is already the market leader with nearly 25% of television viewing through its Star business. As the costs of these long-term investments moderate, we think Fox can produce a significant rise in earnings over the next few years. When the growth returns, we expect the stock will respond positively.


From Yacktman Focused Fund (Trades, Portfolio) second quarter 2016 commentary.


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Yacktman Funds Comments on Twenty-First Century Fox - Aug 05, 2016

Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA)’s shares underperformed during the quarter as the company continued to face several challenges, including currency headwinds, underperformance in its movie business, general concerns over changes in the media industry and weakness in its stockholding in SKY, Plc after the Brexit vote. We think Fox’s shares are significantly undervalued at current prices.


From Yacktman Focused Fund (Trades, Portfolio) second quarter 2016 commentary.


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Mario Gabelli Comments on Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. - Jul 26, 2016

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) (2.1%) (FOXA – $27.05 – NASDAQ), (0.1%) (FOX – $27.25 – NASDAQ) is a diversified media company with operations in cable network television, television broadcasting, filmed entertainment, and direct broadcast satellite television. Cable networks account for 70% of the company’s EBITDA, and benefit from contractually recurring affiliate fees and exposure to the fast growing global pay television market. We also expect the company to benefit from rising demand for premium content, driven by emerging distribution platforms such as Netflix, retransmission revenue, and aggressive share repurchases.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s Gabelli Asset Fund second quarter 2016 commentary.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. - Jul 25, 2016

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) (2.1%) (FOXA – $27.05 – NASDAQ), (0.1%) (FOX – $27.25 – NASDAQ) is a diversified media company with operations in cable network television, television broadcasting, filmed entertainment, and direct broadcast satellite television. Cable networks account for 70% of the company’s EBITDA, and benefit from contractually recurring affiliate fees and exposure to the fast growing global pay television market. We also expect the company to benefit from rising demand for premium content, driven by emerging distribution platforms such as Netflix, retransmission revenue, and aggressive share repurchases.



From the Gabelli ABC Merger Arbitrage Fund second quarter 2016 shareholder letter.



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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 21.41
FOXA's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. FOXA: 21.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
FOXA' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.97  Med: 14.67 Max: 43.36
Current: 21.41
2.97
43.36
Forward PE Ratio 20.83
FOXA's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.06 vs. FOXA: 20.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 21.32
FOXA's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
58% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.39 vs. FOXA: 21.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
FOXA' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.97  Med: 15.05 Max: 25.56
Current: 21.32
2.97
25.56
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 46.38
FOXA's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
79% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 19.39 vs. FOXA: 46.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
FOXA' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.29  Med: 17.44 Max: 158.79
Current: 46.38
3.29
158.79
PB Ratio 4.54
FOXA's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. FOXA: 4.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
FOXA' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 2.03 Max: 4.94
Current: 4.54
0.51
4.94
PS Ratio 2.95
FOXA's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. FOXA: 2.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
FOXA' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.89 Max: 3.36
Current: 2.95
0.39
3.36
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 28.35
FOXA's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
73% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.98 vs. FOXA: 28.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
FOXA' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.3  Med: 18.41 Max: 71.25
Current: 28.35
7.3
71.25
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 24.22
FOXA's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
79% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.55 vs. FOXA: 24.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
FOXA' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.48  Med: 14.39 Max: 44.32
Current: 24.22
4.48
44.32
EV-to-EBIT 18.50
FOXA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
53% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.19 vs. FOXA: 18.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FOXA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.5  Med: 9.85 Max: 19.7
Current: 18.5
-21.5
19.7
EV-to-EBITDA 16.73
FOXA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
56% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.22 vs. FOXA: 16.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
FOXA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -96.2  Med: 8.3 Max: 17.8
Current: 16.73
-96.2
17.8
EV-to-Revenue 3.41
FOXA's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
58% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. FOXA: 3.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
FOXA' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 2.3 Max: 3.9
Current: 3.41
0.6
3.9
PEG Ratio 7.34
FOXA's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. FOXA: 7.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
FOXA' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.32 Max: 152
Current: 7.34
0.21
152
Shiller PE Ratio 28.23
FOXA's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 23.42 vs. FOXA: 28.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
FOXA' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.54  Med: 29.45 Max: 127.27
Current: 28.23
14.54
127.27
Current Ratio 2.05
FOXA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. FOXA: 2.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FOXA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.67 Max: 2.8
Current: 2.05
0.57
2.8
Quick Ratio 1.65
FOXA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. FOXA: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FOXA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 1.41 Max: 2.35
Current: 1.65
0.35
2.35
Days Inventory 62.56
FOXA's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
78% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.69 vs. FOXA: 62.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FOXA' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.17  Med: 55.44 Max: 65.63
Current: 62.56
38.17
65.63
Days Payable 77.06
FOXA's Days Payable is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 59.83 vs. FOXA: 77.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
FOXA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.75  Med: 125.95 Max: 158.99
Current: 77.06
5.75
158.99

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 0.77
FOXA's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
74% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. FOXA: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
FOXA' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.02 Max: 2.6
Current: 0.77
0.52
2.6
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.17
FOXA's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. FOXA: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
FOXA' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.14 Max: 0.22
Current: 0.17
0.06
0.22
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 12.90
FOXA's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
71% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. FOXA: 12.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
FOXA' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 4 Max: 44.6
Current: 12.9
0
44.6
Forward Dividend Yield % 0.77
FOXA's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
79% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. FOXA: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.63
FOXA's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
51% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. FOXA: 1.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
FOXA' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.1  Med: 2.16 Max: 5.51
Current: 1.63
1.1
5.51
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 5.70
FOXA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -4.90 vs. FOXA: 5.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
FOXA' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -75.4  Med: -5.8 Max: 7.2
Current: 5.7
-75.4
7.2

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 23235.00
FOXA's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. FOXA: 23235.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
FOXA' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 8.42 Max: 23235
Current: 23235
0.83
23235
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.12
FOXA's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
57% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. FOXA: 2.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
FOXA' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.24 Max: 2.59
Current: 2.12
0.38
2.59
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.56
FOXA's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. FOXA: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
FOXA' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.9 Max: 1.63
Current: 1.56
0.25
1.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.41
FOXA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
69% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. FOXA: 5.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
FOXA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17  Med: 9.2 Max: 32.9
Current: 5.41
-17
32.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -2.80
FOXA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
64% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.79 vs. FOXA: -2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
FOXA' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3  Med: 7.4 Max: 28.5
Current: -2.8
-3
28.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $29,207.00
EPS (TTM) $ 2.17
Beta1.21
Volatility35.82%
52-Week Range $24.81 - 50.15
Shares Outstanding (Mil)1,852.55

Analyst Estimate

Jun18 Jun19 Jun20 Jun21
Revenue (Mil $) 29,789 31,399 33,722 35,500
EBIT (Mil $) 6,492 7,227 7,601
EBITDA (Mil $) 7,023 7,707 8,184 9,110
EPS ($) 2.39 2.24 2.60 2.45
EPS without NRI ($) 2.39 2.24 2.60 2.45
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
9.77%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.43 0.48 0.62

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 44
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAN
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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