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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 : 7/10

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Cash-to-Debt No Debt
FOXA's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. FOXA: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
FOXA' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: No Debt  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.77
FOXA's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. FOXA: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
FOXA' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 0.78 Max: 0.79
Current: 0.77
0.77
0.79
Interest Coverage 38.46
FOXA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. FOXA: 38.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FOXA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.46  Med: 107.87 Max: 108.89
Current: 38.46
38.46
108.89
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 : 4/10

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Operating Margin % 15.41
FOXA's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. FOXA: 15.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
FOXA' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.41  Med: 22.04 Max: 25.01
Current: 15.41
15.41
25.01
Net Margin % 16.04
FOXA's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. FOXA: 16.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
FOXA' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.05  Med: 13.83 Max: 21.54
Current: 16.04
12.05
21.54
ROE % 23.44
FOXA's ROE % is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. FOXA: 23.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
FOXA' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.44  Med: 35.24 Max: 45.04
Current: 23.44
23.44
45.04
ROA % 18.21
FOXA's ROA % is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. FOXA: 18.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
FOXA' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.21  Med: 22.58 Max: 26.52
Current: 18.21
18.21
26.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 63.34
FOXA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. FOXA: 63.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
FOXA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 63.34  Med: 171.91 Max: 242.27
Current: 63.34
63.34
242.27
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Guru Investment Theses on Fox Corp

Mario Gabelli Comments on Twenty-First Century Fox - Feb 15, 2019

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) (2.5%) (FOX/FOXA – $47.78/$48.12 – NASDAQ) is a diversified media company with operations in cable network television, television broadcasting, and filmed entertainment. We expect FOX to complete the transaction with Disney early in 2019. On November 19, 2018, Disney received approval from Chinese regulators to acquire FOX’s assets. Given ongoing trade tensions with the United States, some investors were concerned the deal could be held up for political reasons. With Department of Justice and European approval obtained, Brazil is left as the final jurisdiction remaining to make a decision. Even prior to obtaining Chinese approval, Disney felt confident the deal would close “meaningfully earlier” than the original target of June 2019. New Fox, the collection of assets not sold to Disney, will consist of: 1) Fox News, the most watched cable news channel in the U.S.; 2) The Fox Broadcast Network, one of the Big Four broadcast networks with substantial portfolio of sports rights, including the NFL and MLB; 3) FS1, the national sports network launched in 2013 to compete with ESPN; and 4) other cable networks such as the Big Ten Network. The company will be highly reliant on news and sports programming, which is watched live and not subject to the kind of ratings pressure seen in general entertainment networks. Given the “must carry” nature of both the Fox Broadcast Network and Fox News, we expect the company will be able to grow affiliate fees from distributors substantially faster than its peers.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s Value 25 Fund fourth-quarter 2018 shareholder letter.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. - Dec 12, 2018

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) (3.3%) (FOXA – $46.33, FOX – $45.82 – NASDAQ) is a diversified media company with operations in cable network television, television broadcasting, and filmed entertainment. FOX is in the process of selling the company’s cable, international, and entertainment assets to Disney for $72 billion or ~$38 per share. Following the transaction, FOXA will consist of Fox News and The Fox Broadcasting Company. The company’s concentration in live news and sports programming will be a significant advantage as it negotiates with both traditional and entrant distributors. Pro forma for the Disney transaction, FOXA is trading at 7.2x EBITDA, which we view as attractive.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s third-quarter 2018 Gabelli Asset Funds shareholder letter.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Twenty-First Century Fox - Dec 03, 2018

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc Fox (2.9%) (NASDAQ:FOXA) (FOXA – $46.33, FOX – $45.82 – NASDAQ) is a diversified media company with operations in cable network television, television broadcasting, and filmed entertainment. FOX is in the process of selling the company’s cable, international, and entertainment assets to Disney for $72 billion or ~$38 per share. Following the transaction, FOXA will consist of Fox News and The Fox Broadcasting Company. The company’s concentration in live news and sports programming will be a significant advantage as it negotiates with both traditional and entrant distributors. Pro forma for the Disney transaction, FOXA is trading at 7.2x EBITDA, which we view as attractive.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s third-quarter 2018 shareholder letter.

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Yacktman Fund Comments on Fox - Nov 07, 2018

Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) pulled back during the quarter after a bidding war between Comcast and Disney ended in Disney’s favor, disappointing some who expected or hoped for another Comcast bid. The shares remain strong performers for the year, up more than 30%. Late in the quarter, Comcast acquired Fox’s 39% ownership stake in Sky, resulting in more than $15 billion in proceeds to Fox. The price was fantastic as the transaction will put Fox in a net cash position, pending the close of the Disney transaction, significantly de-risking the shares.



We think the risk/reward for Fox remains exceptional, and we expect its transaction with Disney will close in the next 6–9 months. The expected proceeds from Disney include cash of $19 per Fox share and a similar value of Disney stock. The stock portion comes with terms that offer downside protection and potential upside participation if Disney’s stock appreciates before the deal closes. One of the last remaining hurdles for the deal is non-U.S. regulatory approvals, which would typically pose no challenges, but present a small risk in the current tense trade environment. Given that Fox still trades at a large discount to the deal price, and considering the value of remaining assets, we feel we are compensated well for taking this uncertainty.

From Yacktman Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio)'s Yacktman Fund (Trades, Portfolio) third quarter 2018 shareholder letter.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Twenty-First Century Fox - Aug 30, 2018

Twenty-First Century Fox–(3.0%) (NASDAQ:FOXA)(FOXA/FOX–$49.69/$49.27–NASDAQ) is a diversified media company with operations in cable network television, television broadcasting, and filmed entertainment. FOX is in the process of selling the company’s cable, international, and entertainment assets to Disney for $72 billion or ~$38 per share. Following the transaction, FOXA will consist of Fox News and The Fox Broadcasting Company. The company’s concentration in live news and sports programming will be a significant advantage as it negotiates with both traditional and entrant distributors. Pro forma for the Disney transaction, FOXA is trading at 7.2x EBITDA, which we view as attractive.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s Value 25 Fund second-quarter 2018 shareholder letter.

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Yacktman Fund Comments on Fox - Aug 09, 2018

In our first quarter commentary, we advised shareholders to “stay tuned” on Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA), whose assets looked like they were about to become the prize in a bidding war between Comcast and the Walt Disney Company (Disney). In June, after AT&T prevailed over the Department of Justice and closed on its acquisition of Time Warner Cable (a decision being appealed by the Justice Department), Comcast and Disney battled to acquire key Fox assets with Disney’s new acquisition price increased by nearly 36% over its original offer. The Fund still retains a significant position in Fox, although we sold shares as its stock price rose. As a result of the sales, the Fund’s cash position increased in the first six months of 2018, mostly toward the end of the second quarter.



From Yacktman Fund (Trades, Portfolio)'s 2nd quarter 2018 shareholder letter.

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Jeff Auxier Comments on Twenty-First Century Fox - Aug 09, 2018

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA)



Twenty-First Century Fox has been in the news recently due to the bidding war between Disney and Comcast. The merger that was eventually approved by shareholders, between Disney and Twenty-First Century Fox, will give Twenty-First Century Fox shareholders $38 a share or stock consideration. The collar on the stock consideration gives Twenty-First Century Fox shareholders an exchange ratio of 0.3324 if Disney stock is above $114.32. At the current price of $115.62 a share, the value on the consideration is about $38.50 a share. In addition to the deal with Disney, Twenty-First Century Fox will spin-off their news, sports, and broadcast businesses to create a new "Fox". The new "Fox" will include Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Sports, Fox Television Stations Group, and sports cable networks. The deal has already been approved by the DOJ4 but still awaits approval in foreign markets.

From Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio)'s second quarter 2018 shareholder letter.

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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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Ratios

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PE Ratio 24.82
FOXA's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. FOXA: 24.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
FOXA' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 25.01
Current: 24.82
0
25.01
Forward PE Ratio 14.95
FOXA's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. FOXA: 14.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 24.82
FOXA's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. FOXA: 24.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
FOXA' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 25.01
Current: 24.82
0
25.01
PB Ratio 2.31
FOXA's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. FOXA: 2.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
FOXA' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 2.31
Current: 2.31
0
2.31
EV-to-EBIT 17.96
FOXA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. FOXA: 17.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FOXA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 17.96
Current: 17.96
0
17.96
EV-to-EBITDA 16.15
FOXA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. FOXA: 16.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
FOXA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 16.15
Current: 16.15
0
16.15
EV-to-Revenue 2.36
FOXA's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. FOXA: 2.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
FOXA' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 2.36
Current Ratio 4.74
FOXA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. FOXA: 4.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FOXA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.37  Med: 3.9 Max: 4.74
Current: 4.74
1.37
4.74
Quick Ratio 3.59
FOXA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. FOXA: 3.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FOXA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.86  Med: 3.04 Max: 3.59
Current: 3.59
0.86
3.59
Days Sales Outstanding 96.39
FOXA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. FOXA: 96.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FOXA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 62.29  Med: 64.1 Max: 96.39
Current: 96.39
62.29
96.39

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Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 5.02
FOXA's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. FOXA: 5.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
FOXA' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 5.02
Current: 5.02
0
5.02
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.57
FOXA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. FOXA: 5.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
FOXA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 7.17
Current: 5.57
0
7.17

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $9,232.00
EPS (TTM) $ 1.56
52-Week Range $37.69 - 41.95
Shares Outstanding (Mil)620.50

Analyst Estimate

Jun19 Jun20
Revenue (Mil $) 11,247 11,722
EBIT (Mil $) 2,358 2,478
EBITDA (Mil $) 2,580 2,697
EPS ($) 2.43 2.59
EPS without NRI ($) 2.43 2.59
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
-3.60%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

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

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