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34.89
-1.36
-3.74%
After Hours :
34.89
0.00
0.00%

Open

36.31

Previous Close

36.25

Volume (Avg)

2.22M (3.31M)

Day's Range

34.85-36.48

52Wk Range

33.21-45.38

Market Cap.

10.65B

Dividend Rate ( Yield )

-

Beta

1.21

Shares Outstanding

147.96M

P/E Ratio (EPS)

11.10 (3.27)

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Fundamentals
  • Key statistics
  • Growth
  • Profitability
  • Financial health
  • Price ratios
  • Trading statistics
  • Management effectiveness
Industry Media – Diversified
Highlights
Analyst Recommendation: Outperform
    • Revenue

    • 5.54B

    • Net Income

    • 1.08B

    • Market Cap.

    • 10.65B

    • Enterprise Value

    • 17.35B

    • Net Profit Margin %

    • 19.43

    • PEG (Price/Earnings Growth) Ratio

    • 0.73

    • Beta

    • 1.21

    • Forward P/E

    • 15.80

    • Price/Sales

    • 2.16

    • Price/Book Value

    • 1.77

    • Price/Cash flow

    • 9.93

      • EBITDA

      • 2.32B

      • Return on Capital %

      • 7.49

      • Return on Equity %

      • 18.75

      • Return on Assets %

      • 7.49

      • Book Value/Share

      • 20.52

      • Shares Outstanding

      • 147.96M

      • Last Split Factor (Date)

      • -

      • Last Dividend (Ex-Date)

      • -

      • Dividend Declaration Date

      • -

      Analyst Recommendation
      10/21/2014
      Outperform
        • 1 Year Price Target

        • 45.25

        • Credit Rating

        • BBB

        • Analysts

        • 7

        • EPS Estimate

        • 2.30

        • Cashflow Estimate

        • 2.88

        Morningstar Consensus estimate data
        • Growth Rate (%)

        • Company

        • Industry

          • Sales (Revenue)

            Q/Q (last year)

          • 9.70

          • 0.86

          • Net Income

            YTD/YTD (last year)

          • 12.70

          • 10.40

          • Net Income

            Q/Q (last year)

          • 26.30

          • 30.43

          • Sales (Revenue)

            5-Year Annual Average

          • 9.96

          • 12.44

          • Net Income

            5-Year Annual Average

          • 31.40

          • -0.51

          • Dividends

            5-Year Annual Average

          • -

          • -

          • Profit Margins (%)

          • Company

          • Industry

            • Gross Margin

            • 67.86

            • 30.25

            • Pre-Tax Margin

            • 30.66

            • 23.55

            • Net Profit Margin

            • 19.43

            • 15.03

            • Average Gross Margin

              5-Year Annual Average

            • 70.90

            • 30.30

            • Average Pre-Tax Margin

              5-Year Annual Average

            • 31.20

            • 17.55

            • Average Net Profit Margin

              5-Year Annual Average

            • 20.00

            • 312.04B

            • Financial Ratios

            • Company

            • Industry

              • Debt/Equity Ratio

              • 1.00

              • 0.46

              • Current Ratio

              • 1.09

              • 1.32

              • Quick Ratio

              • 0.80

              • 1.01

              • Interest Coverage

              • 6.65

              • 16.41

              • Leverage Ratio

              • 2.67

              • 2.07

              • Book Value/Share

              • 20.52

              • 15.41

              • Price Ratios

              • Company

              • Industry

                • Current P/E Ratio

                • 11.10

                • 19.12

                • P/E Ratio 5-Year High

                • 14.19

                • 142.33

                • P/E Ratio 5-Year Low

                • 4.17

                • 64.63

                • Price/Sales Ratio

                • 2.16

                • 2.38

                • Price/Book Value

                • 1.77

                • 3.24

                • Price/Cash Flow Ratio

                • 9.93

                • 16.37

                • Key Metrics

                • Company

                  • Shares Short

                    as of 9/30/2014

                  • 7.10M

                  • Short Ratio

                    as of 9/30/2014

                  • 1.77

                  • Short % of Float

                    as of 9/30/2014

                  • 5.58

                  • Shares Short

                    prior month

                  • 11.60M

                  • Trailing Annual Dividend Yield

                  • -

                  • 5 Year Average Dividend Yield

                  • -

                  • Key Metrics

                  • Company

                    • Payout Ratio

                    • -

                    • Dividend Date

                    • -

                    • Ex-Dividend Date

                    • -

                    • Last Split Factor

                      new per old

                    • -

                    • Last Split Date

                    • -

                    • Key Metrics

                    • Company

                    • Industry

                      • Return on Equity %

                        (5-Year Average)

                      • 18.75

                        (13.90)

                      • 16.73

                        (12.82)

                      • Return on Assets %

                        (5-Year Average)

                      • 7.49

                        (7.20)

                      • 8.27

                        (6.03)

                      • Return on Capital %

                        (5-Year Average)

                      • 10.51

                        (9.30)

                      • 11.31

                        (8.32)

                      • Income/Employee

                      • 202.28k

                      • 53.40k

                      • Inventory Turnover

                      • -

                      • 17.79

                      • Asset Turnover

                      • 0.39

                      • 0.55

                      Current Historical
                      Financials
                      • Income Statement
                      • Balance Sheet
                      • Cash Flow
                      Operating Income
                      2.00B
                      Operating Margin
                      36.10
                      Total Equity
                      -
                      Retained Earnings
                      -
                      Free Cashflow
                      -
                      Price/Cashflow
                      9.93
                      Ownership

                      Institutional Ownership

                      -

                      Top 10 Institutions

                      87.22%

                      Mutual Fund Ownership

                      27.26%

                      Float

                      86.46%

                      5% / Insider Ownership

                      4.15%

                      Corporate insiders or major stockholders reporting trading activity in the stock.

                      Top Mutual Fund Owners

                      Top Institutional Owners

                      Mutual Fund Name

                      Institution Name

                      • Mutual Fund Name

                      • Shares Held

                      • % Change

                      • % Outstanding

                      • Fidelity® Contrafund® Fund

                      •  

                        6,329,143

                      • -13.81

                      • 2.15

                      • Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Fund

                      •  

                        2,531,246

                      • 1.12

                      • 0.86

                      • Columbia Select Large Cap Growth Fund

                      •  

                        2,530,800

                      • -2.98

                      • 0.86

                      • Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx

                      •  

                        2,412,048

                      • 0.46

                      • 0.82

                      • Vanguard Five Hundred Index Fund

                      •  

                        1,803,451

                      • -20.14

                      • 0.61

                      • Vanguard Institutional Index Fund

                      •  

                        1,762,092

                      • -21.05

                      • 0.60

                      • SPDR® S&P 500 ETF

                      •  

                        1,450,451

                      • -2.10

                      • 0.45

                      • Goldman Sachs Growth Opportunities Fund

                      •  

                        1,276,904

                      • -0.57

                      • 0.43

                      • PowerShares QQQ

                      •  

                        1,213,695

                      • -1.08

                      • 0.40

                      • MFS® Massachusetts Investors Gr Stk Fund

                      •  

                        1,068,293

                      • 0.00

                      • 0.36

                      • Institution Name

                      • Shares Held

                      • % Change

                      • % Outstanding

                      • Newhouse Broadcasting Corp

                      •  

                        71,107,312

                      • 0.00%

                      • 47.37

                      • Vanguard Group, Inc.

                      •  

                        11,849,910

                      • +0.85%

                      • 7.81

                      • Fidelity Management and Research Company

                      •  

                        8,492,825

                      • -38.11%

                      • 5.60

                      • State Street Corp

                      •  

                        7,995,972

                      • -0.98%

                      • 5.27

                      • Columbia Mangmt Investment Advisers, LLC

                      •  

                        7,191,005

                      • +2.21%

                      • 4.74

                      • BlackRock Fund Advisors

                      •  

                        6,418,446

                      • -2.89%

                      • 4.23

                      • Jennison Associates LLC

                      •  

                        5,799,124

                      • -24.14%

                      • 3.82

                      • MFS Investment Management K.K.

                      •  

                        3,720,593

                      • -11.84%

                      • 2.45

                      • Meritage Group LP

                      •  

                        2,673,511

                      • +23.88%

                      • 0.91

                      Company Profile

                      Sector

                      Consumer Cyclical

                      Industry

                      Media – Diversified

                      Type

                      Aggressive Growth

                      Style

                      Mid Growth

                      Discovery Communications Inc was formed on September 17, 2008, in connection with Discovery Holding Company 'DHC' and Advance/Newhouse Programming Partnership 'Advance/Newhouse' combining their respective ownership interests in Disco...morevery Communications Holding, LLC ('DCH') and exchanging those interests with and into Discovery (the ‘Discovery Formation’). The Company is nonfiction media company that provides original and purchased content to more than 2.2 billion cumulative viewers worldwide through networks that it wholly or partially own. It distributes customized content in the U.S. and over 220 other countries and territories in over 40 languages. Its portfolio of networks includes prominent television brands such as Discovery Channel, one of the first nonfiction networks and its distributed glo...morebal brand, TLC and Animal Planet. The Company also has a diversified portfolio of websites and develops and sell curriculum-based education products and services. Its content spans genres including science, exploration, survival, natural history, sustainability of the environment, technology, docu-series, anthropology, paleontology, history, space, archaeology, health and wellness, engineering, adventure, lifestyles, forensics, civilizations and current events. The Company’s programming tends to maintain its relevance for an extended period of time. As a result, a significant amount of its content translates well across international borders and is made even more accessible through extensive use of dubbing and subtitles in local languages. The Company own and lease 1.7 million square feet of building space for the conduct of its businesses at 65 locations throughout the world. In the U.S. alone, it own and lease approximately 597,000 and 564,000 square feet of building space, respectively, at 13 locations. The Company’s networks compete with other television networks, including broadcast, cable and local, for the distribution of its programming and fees charged to cable television operators, DTH satellite service providers and other distributors that carry its network programming. The Company’s networks and websites also compete for their target audiences with all forms of programming and other media provided to viewers, including broadcast, cable and local networks, pay-per-view and VOD services, DVDs, online activities and other forms of news, information and entertainment. Its businesses are subject to and affected by regulations of U.S. federal, state and local government authorities, and its international operations are subject to laws and regulations of local countries and international bodies such as the European Union.lessless

                      Key People

                      Mr. David M. Zaslav

                      CEO/Director/President

                      Andrew C. Warren

                      CFO

                      Mr. Bruce Campbell

                      General Counsel/Other Executive Officer/Senior Executive VP

                      Ms. Adria Alpert Romm

                      Senior Executive VP, Divisional

                      Mr. Kurt Wehner

                      Chief Accounting Officer/Executive VP

                      • Discovery Communications Inc

                      • One Discovery Place

                      • Silver Spring, MD 20910

                      • USA.Map

                      • Phone: +1 240 662-2000

                      • Fax: +1 240 662-1868

                      • corporate.discovery.com

                      Incorporated

                      2008

                      Employees

                      5,700

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