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Fox (FOX) Financial Strength : 6 (As of Mar. 2024)


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What is Fox Financial Strength?

Fox has the Financial Strength Rank of 6.

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). The higher, the better.
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better.
3. Altman Z-Score.

Fox's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was 7.97. Fox's debt to revenue ratio for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was 0.59. As of today, Fox's Altman Z-Score is 2.33.


Competitive Comparison of Fox's Financial Strength

For the Entertainment subindustry, Fox's Financial Strength, along with its competitors' market caps and Financial Strength 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.


Fox's Financial Strength Distribution in the Media - Diversified Industry

For the Media - Diversified industry and Communication Services sector, Fox's Financial Strength distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Fox's Financial Strength falls into.



Fox Financial Strength Calculation

GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company's financial situation is. It is based on these factors

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest Coverage (current year). The higher, the better.

Note: If both Interest Expense and Interest Income are empty, while Net Interest Income is negative, then use Net Interest Income as Interest Expense.

Interest Coverage is a ratio that determines how easily a company can pay interest expenses on outstanding debt. It is calculated by dividing a company's Operating Income (EBIT) by its Interest Expense:

Fox's Interest Expense for the months ended in Mar. 2024 was $-99 Mil. Its Operating Income for the months ended in Mar. 2024 was $789 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was $8,066 Mil.

Fox's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 is

Interest Coverage=-1*Operating Income (Q: Mar. 2024 )/Interest Expense (Q: Mar. 2024 )
=-1*789/-99
=7.97

The higher the ratio, the stronger the company's financial strength is.

2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better.

Fox's Debt to Revenue Ratio for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 is

Debt to Revenue Ratio=Total Debt (Q: Mar. 2024 ) / Revenue
=(Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation) / Revenue
=(73 + 8066) / 13788
=0.59

3. Altman Z-Score.

Z-Score model is an accurate forecaster of failure up to two years prior to distress. It can be considered the assessment of the distress of industrial corporations.

The zones of discrimination were as such:

When Z-Score is less than 1.81, it is in Distress Zones.
When Z-Score is greater than 2.99, it is in Safe Zones.
When Z-Score is between 1.81 and 2.99, it is in Grey Zones.

Fox has a Z-score of 2.33, indicating it is in Grey Zones. This implies that Fox is in some kind of financial stress. If it is below 1.81, the company may faces bankrupcy risk.

Warning Sign:

Altman Z-score of 2.33 is in the grey area. This implies that the company is under some kind of financial stress. If it is below 1.8, the company may face bankruptcy risk.

* 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.


Fox  (NAS:FOX) Financial Strength Explanation

The maximum rank is 10. Companies with rank 7 or higher will be unlikely to fall into distressed situations. Companies with rank of 3 or less are likely in financial distress.

Fox has the Financial Strength Rank of 6.


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Fox (FOX) Business Description

Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, USA, 10036
Fox represents the assets not sold to Disney by predecessor firm, Twenty First Century Fox, in 2019. The remaining assets include Fox News, the FOX broadcast network, FS1 and FS2, Fox Business, Big Ten Network, 28 owned and operated local television stations of which 17 are affiliated with the Fox Network, Tubi, and the Fox Studios lot. Since the Disney sale, Fox has acquired other related and unrelated assets including Credible Labs, a consumer fintech firm. The Murdoch family continues to control the successor firm, which represents a large-scale bet on the value of live sports and news in the U.S. market.
Executives
Keith Rupert Murdoch director, officer: Chairman C/O FOX CORPORATION, 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10036
Viet D Dinh officer: Chief Legal and Policy Officer GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER, 600 NEW JERSEY AVENUE NW, WASHINGTON DC 20001
Lachlan K Murdoch director, officer: Executive Chairman, CEO C/O NEWS AMERICA INCORPORATED, 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10036
John Nallen officer: Chief Operating Officer C/O NEWS AMERICA INCORPORATED, 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10036
Roland A Hernandez director 300 NORTH SAN RAFAEL AVE, PASADENA CA 91105
Jacques A Nasser director
Chase Carey director C/O NEWS AMERICA INCORPORATED, 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10036
Steven Tomsic officer: Chief Financial Officer 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10036
Paul D Ryan director 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10036
Anne Dias director 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
Twenty-first Century Fox, Inc. 10 percent owner 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10036

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