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Fox (NAS:FOX) Altman Z2-Score

: 3.06 (As of Today)
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Altman Z2-Score, also known as Z"-Score, is used to predict the likelihood that a non-manufacturing company (excluding property/financial company) will face bankruptcy within a two-year period.

Good Sign:

Fox has a Altman Z2-Score of 3.06, indicating it is in Safe Zones. This implies the Altman Z2-Score is strong.

The zones of discrimination were as such:

When Altman Z2-Score <= 1.1, it is in Distress Zones.
When Altman Z2-Score >= 2.6, it is in Safe Zones.
When Altman Z2-Score is between 1.1 and 2.6, it is in Grey Zones.

The historical rank and industry rank for Fox's Altman Z2-Score or its related term are showing as below:

FOX' s Altman Z2-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.77   Med: 3.76   Max: 7.36
Current: 3.06

During the past 8 years, Fox's highest Altman Z2-Score was 7.36. The lowest was 2.77. And the median was 3.76.


Fox Altman Z2-Score Historical Data

The historical data trend for Fox's Altman Z2-Score 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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Fox Annual Data
Trend Jun16 Jun17 Jun18 Jun19 Jun20 Jun21 Jun22 Jun23
Altman Z2-Score
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 3.61 3.29 3.91 3.88 3.00

Fox Quarterly Data
Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23
Altman Z2-Score 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 3.93 2.77 3.00 3.04 3.06

Competitive Comparison

For the Entertainment subindustry, Fox's Altman Z2-Score, along with its competitors' market caps and Altman Z2-Score 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 Altman Z2-Score Distribution

For the Media - Diversified industry and Communication Services sector, Fox's Altman Z2-Score distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Fox's Altman Z2-Score falls into.



Fox Altman Z2-Score Calculation

Altman 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.

Z2-Score, also known as Z"-Score is the Z-Score for non-manufacturing companies excluding property/financial companies.

Fox's Altman Z2-Score for today is calculated with this formula:

Z=6.56*X1+3.26*X2+6.72*X3+1.05*X4_2
=6.56*0.2098+3.26*0.11+6.72*0.0669+1.05*0.835
=3.06

* 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. GuruFocus does not calculate Altman Z2-Score when X4_2 value is 0.

Trailing Twelve Months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2023:
Total Assets was $22,846 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $8,501 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $3,707 Mil.
Retained Earnings was $2,514 Mil.
Pre-Tax Income was 131 + 561 + 505 + -51 = $1,146 Mil.
Interest Expense was -119 + -91 + -87 + -86 = $-383 Mil.
Total Liabilities was $12,278 Mil.

* Note that for stock reported semi-annually or annually, GuruFocus uses latest annual data as the TTM data.

X1=Working Capital/Total Assets
=(Total Current Assets - Total Current Liabilities)/Total Assets
=(8501 - 3707)/22846
=0.2098

X2=Retained Earnings/Total Assets
=2514/22846
=0.11

X3=Earnings Before Interest and Taxes/Total Assets
=(Pre-Tax Income - Interest Expense)/Total Assets
=(1146 - -383)/22846
=0.0669

X4_2=Net Worth/Total Liabilities
=(Total Stockholders Equity - Preferred Stock)/Total Liabilities
=(10252 - 0)/12278
=0.835

The zones of discrimination were as such:

Distress Zones - 1.1 < Grey Zones < 2.6 - Safe Zones

Fox has a Altman Z2-Score of 3.06 indicating it is in Safe Zones.


Fox  (NAS:FOX) Altman Z2-Score Explanation

The original Z-Score model was based on publicly traded manufacturing companies while the Z2-Score, also known as Z"-score can be used for any type of company excluding property/financial companies. Both Z-Score and Z2-Score describes the financial health of a company, and its likelihood of financial distress.

X1: The Working Capital/Total Assets (WC/TA) ratio is a measure of the net liquid assets of the firm relative to the total capitalization. Working capital is defined as the difference between current assets and current liabilities. Ordinarily, a firm experiencing consistent operating losses will have shrinking current assets in relation to total assets. Altman found this one proved to be the most valuable liquidity ratio comparing with the current ratio and the quick ratio. This is however the least significant of the five factors.

X2: Retained Earnings/Total Assets: the RE/TA ratio measures the leverage of a firm. Retained earnings is the account which reports the total amount of reinvested earnings and/or losses of a firm over its entire life. Those firms with high RE, relative to TA, have financed their assets through retention of profits and have not utilized as much debt.

X3, Earnings Before Interest and Taxes/Total Assets (EBIT/TA): This ratio is a measure of the true productivity of the firm's assets, independent of any tax or leverage factors. Since a firm's ultimate existence is based on the earning power of its assets, this ratio appears to be particularly appropriate for studies dealing with corporate failure. This ratio continually outperforms other profitability measures, including cash flow.

X4_2, Net Worth (Total Stockholders Equity - Preferred Stock)/Total Liabilities (NW/TL): it compares a company’s stock net worth with its total liabilities and can be used to assess the extent of its reliance on debt.

Read more about Altman Z2-Score, the original research on Z-Score and the additional research on Z2-Score.


Be Aware

Altman Z2-Score does not apply to financial companies.


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Fox (NAS: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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