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News Graham Number

: $3.95 (As of Jun. 2022)
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Graham Number is a figure that measures a stock's fundamental value by taking into account the company's earnings per share and book value per share. The Graham number is the upper bound of the price range that a defensive investor should pay for the stock. According to the theory, any stock price below the Graham number is considered undervalued, and thus worth investing in.

As of today (2022-08-18), the stock price of News is $18.33. News's graham number for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $3.95. Therefore, News's Price to Graham Number ratio for today is 4.64.

The historical rank and industry rank for News's Graham Number or its related term are showing as below:

NWSA' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95   Med: 1.45   Max: 4.75
Current: 4.64

During the past 13 years, the highest Price to Graham Number ratio of News was 4.75. The lowest was 0.95. And the median was 1.45.

NWSA's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked worse than
90% of 480 companies
in the Media - Diversified industry
Industry Median: 1.24 vs NWSA: 4.64

Graham Number is a combination of asset valuation and earnings power valuation. It is a very conservative way of valuing a stock.


News Graham Number Historical Data

The historical data trend for News's Graham Number 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.

* Premium members only.

News Annual Data
Trend Jun13 Jun14 Jun15 Jun16 Jun17 Jun18 Jun19 Jun20 Jun21 Jun22
Graham Number
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only - 3.96 - 5.42 3.93

News Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
Graham Number 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 5.42 6.96 7.47 4.42 3.95

Competitive Comparison

For the Entertainment subindustry, News's Graham Number, along with its competitors' market caps and Graham Number 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 Graham Number Distribution

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

* The bar in red indicates where News's Graham Number falls into.



News Graham Number Calculation

Graham Number is a concept based on Ben Graham's conservative valuation of companies.

News's Graham Number for the fiscal year that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5* Tangible Book per Share *EPS without NRI)
=sqrt of (22.5*0.654*1.05)
=3.93

News's Graham Number for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5*Tangible Book per Share*EPS without NRI (TTM))
=sqrt of (22.5*0.654*1.06)
=3.95

* 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.


News  (NAS:NWSA) Graham Number Explanation

Ben Graham actually did not publish a formula like this. But he wrote in The Intelligent Investor (1948 version) regarding to the criteria for purchases:

Current price should not be more than 15 times average earnings of the past three years.

Current price should not be more than 1.5 times the book value last reported. However, a multiplier of earnings below 15 could justify a correspondingly higher multiplier of assets. As a rule of thumb we suggest that the product of the multiplier times the ratio of price to book value should not exceed 22.5. (This figure corresponds to 15 times earnings and 1.5 times book value. It would admit an issue selling at only 9 times earnings and 2.5 times asset value, etc.)

Unlike valuation methods such as DCF or Discounted Earnings, the Graham number does not take growth into the valuation. Unlike the valuation methods based on book value alone, it takes into account the earnings power. Therefore, the Graham Number is a combination of asset valuation and earnings power valuation.

In general, the Graham number is a very conservative way of valuing a stock. It cannot be applied to companies with negative book values.

News's Price to Graham number Ratio for today is calculated as

Price to Graham number=Share Price (Today)/Graham number (Q: Jun. 2022 )
=18.33/3.95
=4.64

* 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.


Be Aware

Please keep these in mind:

1. Graham Number does not take growth into account. Therefore it underestimates the values of the companies that have good earnings growth. We feel that if the earnings per share grows more than 10% a year, Graham Number underestimates the value.
2. Graham Number punishes the companies that have temporarily low earnings. Therefore, an average of earnings makes more sense in the calculation of Graham Number.
3. Graham Numbers underestimates companies that are light with book.


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News Business Description

News logo
Address
1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, USA, 10036
News Corporation is a media conglomerate with large 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 (both 65%-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.
Executives
Ayotte Kelly director C/O NEWS CORPORATION 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10036
Panuccio Susan officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O NEWS CORPORATION 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10036
Pitofsky David B officer: General Counsel C/O NEWS CORPORATION 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10036
Klein Joel director C/O NEWS AMERICA INCORPORATED 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10036
Halpin Kevin officer: Deputy Chief Financial Officer 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10036
Murdoch Lachlan K director C/O NEWS AMERICA INCORPORATED 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10036
Elkann John director 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10003
Chao Elaine L. director C/O DOLE FOOD COMPANY, INC. ONE DOLE DRIVE WESTLAKE VILLAGE CA 91362
Murdoch James R director C/O LUPA SYSTEMS 363 LAFAYETTE STREET NEW YORK NY 10022
Pessoa Ana Paula director 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10003
Siddiqui Masroor director 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10003
Bancroft Natalie director C/O NEWS AMERICA INCORPORATED 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10036
Aznar Jose Maria 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
Murdoch Family Trust 10 percent owner C/O MCDONALD CARANO WILSON LLP 100 LIBERTY STREET RENO NV 89501

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