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News (NWSA) Debt-to-EBITDA

: 2.21 (As of Dec. 2023)
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Debt-to-EBITDA measures a company's ability to pay off its debt.

News's Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was $169 Mil. News's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was $4,074 Mil. News's annualized EBITDA for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was $1,924 Mil. News's annualized Debt-to-EBITDA for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was 2.21.

A high Debt-to-EBITDA ratio generally means that a company may spend more time to paying off its debt. According to Joel Tillinghast's BIG MONEY THINKS SMALL: Biases, Blind Spots, and Smarter Investing, a ratio of Debt-to-EBITDA exceeding four is usually considered scary unless tangible assets cover the debt.

The historical rank and industry rank for News's Debt-to-EBITDA or its related term are showing as below:

NWSA' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.97   Med: 1.59   Max: 3.68
Current: 3.39

During the past 13 years, the highest Debt-to-EBITDA Ratio of News was 3.68. The lowest was -2.97. And the median was 1.59.

NWSA's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked worse than
68.1% of 674 companies
in the Media - Diversified industry
Industry Median: 1.65 vs NWSA: 3.39

News Debt-to-EBITDA Historical Data

The historical data trend for News's Debt-to-EBITDA can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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News Annual Data
Trend Jun14 Jun15 Jun16 Jun17 Jun18 Jun19 Jun20 Jun21 Jun22 Jun23
Debt-to-EBITDA
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.36 -2.97 3.02 2.60 3.68

News Quarterly Data
Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23
Debt-to-EBITDA Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 2.98 3.51 5.75 3.60 2.21

Competitive Comparison

For the Entertainment subindustry, News's Debt-to-EBITDA, along with its competitors' market caps and Debt-to-EBITDA data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


News Debt-to-EBITDA Distribution

For the Media - Diversified industry and Communication Services sector, News's Debt-to-EBITDA distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where News's Debt-to-EBITDA falls into.



News Debt-to-EBITDA Calculation

Debt-to-EBITDA measures a company's ability to pay off its debt.

News's Debt-to-EBITDA for the fiscal year that ended in Jun. 2023 is calculated as

Debt-to-EBITDA=Total Debt / EBITDA
=(Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation) / EBITDA
=(139 + 4068) / 1144
=3.68

News's annualized Debt-to-EBITDA for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as

Debt-to-EBITDA=Total Debt / EBITDA
=(Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation) / EBITDA
=(169 + 4074) / 1924
=2.21

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

In the calculation of annual Debt-to-EBITDA, the EBITDA of the last fiscal year is used. In calculating the annualized quarterly data, the EBITDA data used here is four times the quarterly (Dec. 2023) EBITDA data.


News  (NAS:NWSA) Debt-to-EBITDA Explanation

In the calculation of Debt-to-EBITDA, we use the total of Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation and Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation divided by EBITDA. In some calculations, Total Liabilities is used to for calculation.


Be Aware

A high Debt-to-EBITDA ratio generally means that a company may spend more time to paying off its debt.

According to Joel Tillinghast's BIG MONEY THINKS SMALL: Biases, Blind Spots, and Smarter Investing, a ratio of Debt-to-EBITDA exceeding four is usually considered scary unless tangible assets cover the debt.


News Debt-to-EBITDA Related Terms

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News (NWSA) Business Description

Address
1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, USA, 10036
News Corporation is a diversified media conglomerate with significant presence in the U.S, the U.K., and Australia. Key mastheads 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 (both 65%-owned), while its 61%-owned REA Group is the dominant real estate classified business in Australia. In addition, it owns HarperCollins, one of the largest book publishers in the world, and also has a substantial digital property advertising business (Move) in the U.S.
Executives
Marygrace Degrazio officer: Chief Accounting Officer 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10036
Kelly Ayotte director C/O NEWS CORPORATION, 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10036
Susan Panuccio officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O NEWS CORPORATION, 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10036
David B Pitofsky officer: General Counsel C/O NEWS CORPORATION, 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10036
Kevin Halpin officer: Deputy Chief Financial Officer 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10036
Joel Klein director C/O NEWS AMERICA INCORPORATED, 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10036
James R Murdoch director C/O LUPA SYSTEMS, 363 LAFAYETTE STREET, NEW YORK NY 10022
John Elkann director 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10003
Elaine L. Chao director C/O DOLE FOOD COMPANY, INC., ONE DOLE DRIVE, WESTLAKE VILLAGE CA 91362
Ana Paula Pessoa director 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10003
Masroor Siddiqui director 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10003
Natalie Bancroft director C/O NEWS AMERICA INCORPORATED, 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10036
Jose Maria Aznar director C/O NEWS AMERICA INCORPORATED, 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10036
Lachlan K Murdoch director C/O NEWS AMERICA INCORPORATED, 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10036
Cruden Financial Services Llc 10 percent owner C/O MCDONALD CARANO WILSON LLP, 100 LIBERTY STREET, RENO NV 89501