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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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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 4.92
NWSA's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. NWSA: 4.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NWSA' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.98  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 4.92
Equity-to-Asset 0.75
NWSA's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
79% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. NWSA: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NWSA' 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
NWSA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
77% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. NWSA: N/A )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NWSA' 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: 7
Altman Z-Score: 1.91
Beneish M-Score: -2.56
WACC vs ROIC
13.96%
2.51%
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

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 5.13
NWSA's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
54% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.04 vs. NWSA: 5.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NWSA' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.57  Med: 4.56 Max: 8.61
Current: 5.13
1.57
8.61
Net Margin % -2.64
NWSA's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
69% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. NWSA: -2.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NWSA' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.98  Med: 2.78 Max: 7.45
Current: -2.64
-23.98
7.45
ROE % -1.94
NWSA's ROE % is ranked lower than
70% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.82 vs. NWSA: -1.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NWSA' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.54  Med: 1.68 Max: 10.91
Current: -1.94
-19.54
10.91
ROA % -1.44
NWSA's ROA % is ranked lower than
69% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. NWSA: -1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NWSA' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.79  Med: 1.33 Max: 7.97
Current: -1.44
-13.79
7.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 18.95
NWSA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
56% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 14.01 vs. NWSA: 18.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NWSA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.4  Med: 13.36 Max: 42.04
Current: 18.95
4.4
42.04
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -2.50
NWSA's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
64% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. NWSA: -2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NWSA' 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
NWSA's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
57% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. NWSA: 6.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NWSA' 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
NWSA's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
83% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. NWSA: -31.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NWSA' 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
GuruFocus has detected 2 Warning Signs with News Corp $NWSA.
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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,
Headquarter Location: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 Corporation is a media company with significant presence in the U.S, the U.K., and Australia. Key brands include The Wall Street Journal, Herald Sun, and The Times. The company also has a strong presence in the Australian pay-TV market through Fox Sports and Foxtel (50%-owned), while its 62%-owned REA Group is the dominant real estate classified business in Australia. In addition, it owns HarperCollins, one of the largest book publishers globally, and also has a substantial digital property advertising business (Move) in the U.S.

Guru Investment Theses on News Corp

Charles De Vaulx Comments on News Corp - Jun 06, 2016

News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWSA)’s value has been impaired by a continued difficult environment for their newspapers, a weaker Australian dollar and the expensive acquisitions of Move Inc. and iProperty Group Ltd. A substantial part of News Corp.’s value though resides in their ownership of a stake in REA Group Ltd, a dominant and highly profitable real estate portal in Australia.





From Charles De Vaulx's annual IVA Funds Letter to Shareholders 2016.



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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward PE Ratio 35.59
NWSA's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.67 vs. NWSA: 35.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 0.70
NWSA's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. NWSA: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
NWSA' 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 0.94
NWSA's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. NWSA: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
NWSA' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.25
Current: 0.94
0.75
1.25
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 19.41
NWSA's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
56% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.00 vs. NWSA: 19.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
NWSA' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.31  Med: 16.18 Max: 55.96
Current: 19.41
9.31
55.96
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 12.08
NWSA's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
56% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 10.33 vs. NWSA: 12.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
NWSA' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.81  Med: 10.21 Max: 18.89
Current: 12.08
6.81
18.89
EV-to-EBIT 15.79
NWSA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
50% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.18 vs. NWSA: 15.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NWSA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.3  Med: 17 Max: 51.7
Current: 15.79
12.3
51.7
EV-to-EBITDA 7.38
NWSA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
70% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 11.82 vs. NWSA: 7.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NWSA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.4  Med: 7.3 Max: 10.6
Current: 7.38
5.4
10.6
Current Ratio 1.53
NWSA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. NWSA: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NWSA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.26  Med: 1.77 Max: 2.33
Current: 1.53
1.26
2.33
Quick Ratio 1.44
NWSA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. NWSA: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NWSA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.26  Med: 1.63 Max: 2.33
Current: 1.44
1.26
2.33
Days Inventory 20.03
NWSA's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
53% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.38 vs. NWSA: 20.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NWSA' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.44  Med: 10.49 Max: 20.03
Current: 20.03
8.44
20.03
Days Sales Outstanding 61.06
NWSA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
57% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 67.94 vs. NWSA: 61.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NWSA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 56.52  Med: 59.03 Max: 64.95
Current: 61.06
56.52
64.95
Days Payable 18.03
NWSA's Days Payable is ranked lower than
80% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 59.95 vs. NWSA: 18.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
NWSA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.3  Med: 18.7 Max: 21.9
Current: 18.03
16.3
21.9

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield % 1.51
NWSA's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
59% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. NWSA: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
NWSA' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.54 Max: 1.82
Current: 1.51
0.65
1.82
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.48
NWSA's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
64% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. NWSA: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.51
NWSA's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
69% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. NWSA: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
NWSA' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.54 Max: 1.82
Current: 1.51
0.65
1.82
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.10
NWSA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. NWSA: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
NWSA' 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 448.33
NWSA's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
99% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.41 vs. NWSA: 448.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
NWSA' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.13  Med: 9.18 Max: 448.33
Current: 448.33
5.13
448.33
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.58
NWSA's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
66% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. NWSA: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
NWSA' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 1.26 Max: 1.58
Current: 1.58
1.14
1.58
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.59
NWSA's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. NWSA: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
NWSA' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.52 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.59
0.46
0.59
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.92
NWSA's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. NWSA: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
NWSA' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 0.98 Max: 1.2
Current: 0.92
0.78
1.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 6.33
NWSA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
66% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. NWSA: 6.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
NWSA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 5.9 Max: 8.1
Current: 6.33
1.9
8.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 12.34
NWSA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
58% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9.15 vs. NWSA: 12.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
NWSA' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.2  Med: 12.85 Max: 16
Current: 12.34
12.2
16

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $8,285.00
EPS (TTM) $ -0.39
Beta2.02
Short Percentage of Float1.96%
52-Week Range $10.54 - 14.68
Shares Outstanding (Mil)581.81

Analyst Estimate

Jun17 Jun18
Revenue (Mil $) 8,193 8,172
EPS ($) 0.09 0.43
EPS without NRI ($) 0.09 0.43
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
13.75%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.21 0.21
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