Discovery, Inc., a media company, provides content across various distribution platforms in approximately 50 languages worldwide. More Details
Good value with mediocre balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Discovery's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: DISC.A is more volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 12% a week.
Volatility Over Time: DISC.A's weekly volatility (12%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of US stocks.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: DISC.A exceeded the US Media industry which returned 48.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: DISC.A exceeded the US Market which returned 53.9% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Discovery's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StTaking A Look At Discovery, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:DISC.A) ROE
1 month ago | Simply Wall StThe Independent Director of Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISC.A), Robert Bennett, Just Sold 89% Of Their Holding
2 months ago | Simply Wall StWe Think Discovery (NASDAQ:DISC.A) Is Taking Some Risk With Its Debt
Is Discovery undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: DISC.A ($37.34) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($81.45)
Significantly Below Fair Value: DISC.A is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: DISC.A is good value based on its PE Ratio (20.6x) compared to the US Media industry average (23.9x).
PE vs Market: DISC.A is good value based on its PE Ratio (20.6x) compared to the US market (22.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: DISC.A is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: DISC.A's PB Ratio (2.3x) is in line with the US Media industry average.
How is Discovery forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 20 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: DISC.A's forecast earnings growth (13.4% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: DISC.A's earnings (13.4% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (18% per year).
High Growth Earnings: DISC.A's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: DISC.A's revenue (5.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: DISC.A's revenue (5.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: DISC.A's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (17.3%).
How has Discovery performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: DISC.A has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: DISC.A's current net profit margins (10.2%) are lower than last year (16.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: DISC.A's earnings have grown by 12.6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: DISC.A's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: DISC.A had negative earnings growth (-40.9%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Media industry average (-13.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: DISC.A's Return on Equity (10.9%) is considered low.
How is Discovery's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: DISC.A's short term assets ($6.1B) exceed its short term liabilities ($3.1B).
Long Term Liabilities: DISC.A's short term assets ($6.1B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($18.6B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: DISC.A's debt to equity ratio (125.1%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: DISC.A's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 136% to 125.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: DISC.A's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (17.7%).
Interest Coverage: DISC.A's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.1x coverage).
What is Discovery current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate DISC.A's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate DISC.A's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if DISC.A's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if DISC.A's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of DISC.A's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
David Zaslav (60 yo)
Mr. David M. Zaslav serves as Member of Board of Advisors at QuadioMedia Inc. Mr. Zaslav has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Discovery, Inc. (formerly, Discovery Communications, Inc.) and...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: David's total compensation ($USD45.84M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.15M).
Compensation vs Earnings: David's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: DISC.A's management team is seasoned and experienced (10.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: DISC.A's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 12.6 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: DISC.A insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Discovery, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Discovery, Inc.
- Ticker: DISC.A
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1985
- Industry: Broadcasting
- Sector: Media
- Market Cap: US$22.480b
- Shares outstanding: 654.83m
- Website: https://corporate.discovery.com
Number of Employees
- Discovery, Inc.
- 8403 Colesville Road
- Silver Spring
- United States
Discovery, Inc., a media company, provides content across various distribution platforms in approximately 50 languages worldwide. It operates in two segments, U.S. Networks and International Networks. The ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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