News Corporation, a media and information services company, creates and distributes content for consumers and businesses worldwide. More Details
No risks detected for NWSA from our risk checks.
Excellent balance sheet and fair value.
Share Price & News
How has News's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: NWSA is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: NWSA's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: NWSA exceeded the US Media industry which returned 49.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: NWSA exceeded the US Market which returned 57.5% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is News's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is News 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: NWSA ($26.61) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($41.01)
Significantly Below Fair Value: NWSA is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: NWSA is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Media industry average.
PE vs Market: NWSA is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate NWSA's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: NWSA is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.9x) compared to the US Media industry average (2.2x).
How is News forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: NWSA is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: NWSA is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: NWSA's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: NWSA's revenue (2.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: NWSA's revenue (2.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: NWSA's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (4.8%).
How has News performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: NWSA is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: NWSA is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: NWSA is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 27.6% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare NWSA's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: NWSA is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Media industry (-13.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: NWSA has a negative Return on Equity (-12.44%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is News's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: NWSA's short term assets ($3.6B) exceed its short term liabilities ($2.9B).
Long Term Liabilities: NWSA's short term assets ($3.6B) exceed its long term liabilities ($3.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: NWSA's debt to equity ratio (12.9%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: NWSA's debt to equity ratio has increased from 0.07% to 12.9% over the past 5 years.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable NWSA has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: NWSA is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, even with free cash flow being positive and shrinking by 1.1% per year.
What is News's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: NWSA's dividend (0.75%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.24%).
High Dividend: NWSA's dividend (0.75%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.48%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, NWSA has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: NWSA has only been paying a dividend for 6 years, and since then payments have not increased.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: NWSA is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: NWSA's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (21.9% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Robert Thomson (59 yo)
Mr. Robert J. Thomson has been the Chief Executive Officer of News Corporation since January 2013. He served as Editor-in-Chief of Dow Jones & Company, Inc and Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal fr...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Robert's total compensation ($USD13.54M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.02M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Robert's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: NWSA's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: NWSA's board of directors are considered experienced (7.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: NWSA insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
News Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: News Corporation
- Ticker: NWSA
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: NaN
- Industry: Publishing
- Sector: Media
- Market Cap: US$15.680b
- Shares outstanding: 590.97m
- Website: https://newscorp.com
Number of Employees
- News Corporation
- 1211 Avenue of the Americas
- New York
- New York
- United States
News Corporation, a media and information services company, creates and distributes content for consumers and businesses worldwide. It operates in six segments: Digital Real Estate Services, Subscription V...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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