Discovery, Inc. operates as a media company in the United States and internationally.
Good value with proven track record.
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's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: DISC.A underperformed the US Media industry which returned -12.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: DISC.A underperformed the US Market which returned -10.4% over the past year.
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 StHow Does Discovery's (NASDAQ:DISC.A) P/E Compare To Its Industry, After The Share Price Drop?
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StHave Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISC.A) Insiders Been Selling Their Stock?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StDiscovery, Inc. Full-Year Results Just Came Out: Here's What Analysts Are Forecasting For Next Year
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 ($20.01) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($59.41)
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 (7x) compared to the Media industry average (10x).
PE vs Market: DISC.A is good value based on its PE Ratio (7x) compared to the US market (13.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: DISC.A is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (6.4x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: DISC.A is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.4x) compared to the US Media industry average (0.9x).
How is Discovery forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 22 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: DISC.A's forecast earnings growth (1.1% per year) is below the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: DISC.A's earnings (1.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (12.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: DISC.A's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: DISC.A's revenue (2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: DISC.A's revenue (2% 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 (19.8%).
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 (16.6%) are higher than last year (5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: DISC.A's earnings have declined by -0.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: DISC.A's earnings growth over the past year (248.8%) exceeds its 5-year average (-0.8% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: DISC.A earnings growth over the past year (248.8%) exceeded the Media industry 6%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: DISC.A's Return on Equity (18.5%) is considered low.
How is Discovery's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: DISC.A's short term assets ($5.2B) exceed its short term liabilities ($3.2B).
Long Term Liabilities: DISC.A's short term assets ($5.2B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($18.5B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: DISC.A's debt to equity ratio (128.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: DISC.A's debt to equity ratio has increased from 109.1% to 128.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: DISC.A's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (22%).
Interest Coverage: DISC.A's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.7x coverage).
Inventory Level: DISC.A has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: DISC.A's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.3x debt).
What is Discovery's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate DISC.A's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate DISC.A's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if DISC.A's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if DISC.A's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of DISC.A's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
David Zaslav (59yo)
Mr. David M. Zaslav has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Discovery Communications, Inc. and Discovery Communications Holding, LLC at Discovery Communications, LLC since January 2007. Mr. Z ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: David's total compensation ($USD129.50M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.74M).
Compensation vs Earnings: David's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
|Chief Financial Officer||2.83yrs||US$6.65m||0.034% $4.5m|
|Chief Development||9.25yrs||US$12.34m||0.067% $8.8m|
|Chief Executive Officer of Global Direct-to-Consumer||1.42yrs||US$4.83m||0.036% $4.7m|
|CEO & President of Discovery International||no data||US$8.49m||0.040% $5.2m|
|Chief Corporate Operating Officer||4yrs||no data||0.017% $2.3m|
|Chief Accounting Officer & Executive VP||0.67yr||no data||0.0028% $366.5k|
|Chief Technology Officer of Direct-to-Consumer||1.17yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President||no data||no data||no data|
|Executive VP & General Counsel||2.83yrs||no data||0.011% $1.5m|
Experienced Management: DISC.A's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||11.42yrs||US$314.94k||0.054% $7.1m|
|Independent Director||11.42yrs||US$260.38k||2.93% $383.9m|
|Independent Director||11.42yrs||US$285.38k||0.012% $1.6m|
|Chairman of the Board||5.83yrs||US$404.88k||0.0067% $882.3k|
|Independent Director||7.25yrs||US$280.38k||0.0022% $282.8k|
|Independent Director||3.25yrs||US$290.38k||0.0030% $387.5k|
|Independent Director||11.42yrs||US$302.88k||0.024% $3.1m|
|Independent Director||11.42yrs||US$305.38k||0.0093% $1.2m|
Experienced Board: DISC.A's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 11.4 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 been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 5%.
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$13.091b
- Shares outstanding: 688.42m
- Website: https://corporate.discovery.com
Number of Employees
- Discovery, Inc.
- 8403 Colesville Road
- Silver Spring
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|DISC.A||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Series A Common Stock||US||USD||Sep 2008|
|DISC.B||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Series B Common Stock||US||USD||Sep 2008|
|DISC.K||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Series C Common Stock||US||USD||Sep 2008|
|DC6||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Series A Common Stock||DE||EUR||Sep 2008|
|DC6C||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Series C Common Stock||DE||EUR||Sep 2008|
|DISA||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Series A Common Stock||AT||EUR||Sep 2008|
|DISC||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Series C Common Stock||AT||EUR||Sep 2008|
|DISCA *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Series A Common Stock||MX||MXN||Sep 2008|
|0IBD||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Series A Common Stock||GB||USD||Sep 2008|
|0IBF||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Series C Common Stock||GB||USD||Sep 2008|
|DC6||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||Series A Common Stock||IT||EUR||Sep 2008|
|DC6C||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Series C Common Stock||IT||EUR||Sep 2008|
|DCVY34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EA REP 1 COM USD0.01 SER A||BR||BRL||May 2019|
|DCVY35||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH 1 REPR 1 C SHS UNSPON||BR||BRL||Jan 2020|
Discovery, Inc. operates as a media company in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, U.S. Networks and International Networks. The company owns and operates various television networks under the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science Channel, MotorTrend, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, TVN, DIY Network, Cooking Channel, Discovery Family Channel, American Heroes Channel, Destination America, Discovery Life, Discovery en Espanol, Discovery Familia, Great American Country, ID, the Oprah Winfrey Network, Eurosport, Discovery Kids, DMAX, and Discovery Home & Health brands, as well as other regional television networks. Its content spans genres, including survival, exploration, sports, lifestyle, general entertainment, home, food and travel, heroes, adventure, crime and investigation, health, and kids. The company also operates production studios that develop and produce content; and digital products and Websites. It provides content through various distribution platforms comprising pay-television, free-to-air and broadcast television, authenticated GO applications, digital distribution arrangements, and content licensing agreements, as well as various platforms that include brand-aligned Websites, online streaming, mobile devices, video on demand, and broadband channels. As of February 27, 2020, the company delivered approximately 8,000 hours of original programming each year in approximately 50 languages worldwide. Discovery, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/03/31 03:10|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/03/30 00:00|
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