NWSA Stock Overview
News Corporation, a media and information services company, focuses on creating and distributing content for consumers and businesses worldwide.
No risks detected for NWSA from our risk checks.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$17.61|
|52 Week High||US$27.51|
|52 Week Low||US$16.54|
|1 Month Change||-19.48%|
|3 Month Change||-20.50%|
|1 Year Change||-33.52%|
|3 Year Change||49.49%|
|5 Year Change||31.22%|
|Change since IPO||11.46%|
Recent News & Updates
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|NWSA||US Media||US Market|
Return vs Industry: NWSA underperformed the US Media industry which returned -25.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: NWSA underperformed the US Market which returned -12.7% over the past year.
|NWSA Average Weekly Movement||6.4%|
|Media Industry Average Movement||8.2%|
|Market Average Movement||7.9%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||16.9%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||3.0%|
Stable Share Price: NWSA is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: NWSA's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
News Corporation, a media and information services company, focuses on creating and distributing content for consumers and businesses worldwide. It operates in six segments: Digital Real Estate Services, Subscription Video Services, Dow Jones, Book Publishing, News Media, and Other. The company distributes content and data products, including The Wall Street Journal, Factiva, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, Barron’s, MarketWatch, and Investor’s Business Daily through various media channels, such as newspapers, newswires, websites, applications for mobile devices, tablets and e-book readers, newsletters, magazines, proprietary databases, live journalism, videos, and podcasts.
News Fundamentals Summary
|NWSA fundamental statistics|
Is NWSA overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|NWSA income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$5.00b|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 31, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.85|
|Net Profit Margin||4.89%|
How did NWSA perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
1.1%Current Dividend Yield
Is News undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 3/6
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
PE vs Industry
PE vs Market
PB vs Industry
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: NWSA ($17.61) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($56.35)
Significantly Below Fair Value: NWSA is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: NWSA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (20.7x) compared to the US Media industry average (15.5x).
PE vs Market: NWSA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (20.7x) compared to the US market (15.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: NWSA is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: NWSA is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the US Media industry average (1.7x).
How is News forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?
Future Growth Score1/6
Future Growth Score 1/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: NWSA's forecast earnings growth (8.3% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).
Earnings vs Market: NWSA's earnings (8.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (12.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: NWSA's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: NWSA's revenue (3.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: NWSA's revenue (3.4% 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 (7.1%).
How has News performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score3/6
Past Performance Score 3/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: NWSA has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: NWSA became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: NWSA has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 34.1% per year.
Accelerating Growth: NWSA has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: NWSA has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Media industry (22.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: NWSA's Return on Equity (6.6%) is considered low.
How is News's financial position?
Financial Health Score4/6
Financial Health Score 4/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: NWSA's short term assets ($4.2B) exceed its short term liabilities ($3.5B).
Long Term Liabilities: NWSA's short term assets ($4.2B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($4.5B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: NWSA's net debt to equity ratio (8.7%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: NWSA's debt to equity ratio has increased from 3.3% to 29% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: NWSA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (44.2%).
Interest Coverage: NWSA's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (10x coverage).
What is News's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 2/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: NWSA's dividend (1.14%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.57%).
High Dividend: NWSA's dividend (1.14%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.09%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, NWSA has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: NWSA has only been paying a dividend for 7 years, and since then payments have not increased.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: With its low payout ratio (23.7%), NWSA's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its low cash payout ratio (15.6%), NWSA's dividend payments are well covered by cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Robert Thomson (60 yo)
Mr. Robert J. Thomson has been the Chief Executive Officer of News Corporation since January 2013. He served as Editor-in-Chief of Dow Jones & Company, Inc and Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal fr...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Robert's total compensation ($USD23.02M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD13.27M).
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 (7.8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: NWSA's board of directors are considered experienced (8.9 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if 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 employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: News Corporation
- Ticker: NWSA
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: NaN
- Industry: Publishing
- Sector: Media
- Implied Market Cap: US$10.365b
- Shares outstanding: 585.46m
- Website: https://newscorp.com
Number of Employees
- News Corporation
- 1211 Avenue of the Americas
- New York
- New York
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/05/21 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/05/20 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.