Discovery Communications Company Profile (NASDAQ:DISCA)

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications logoDiscovery Communications, Inc., (Discovery) is a global media company. The Company provides content across multiple distribution platforms, including pay-television (pay-TV), free-to-air and broadcast television, Websites, digital distribution arrangements and content licensing agreements. Its segments are U.S. Networks, which consists principally of domestic television networks and Websites; International Networks, which consists primarily of international television networks and Websites; Education and Other, which consists principally of curriculum-based product and service offerings, and production studios, and Corporate and Inter-segment Eliminations. It distributes customized content in the United States, and over 220 other countries and territories in over 40 languages. The Company's global portfolio of networks includes television brands, such as Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science and Velocity (known as Turbo outside of the United States).

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: CATV Systems
  • Sub-Industry: Broadcasting
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: DISCA
  • CUSIP: 25470F10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $26.44
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $25.901
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $26.395
  • 52-Week Range: $23.66 - $31.80
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 14.179
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 11.84
  • P/E Growth: 0.820
  • Market Cap: $12.26B
  • Outstanding Shares: 470,000,000
  • Beta: 1.59
  • Net Margins: 18.06%
  • Return on Equity: 23.45%
  • Return on Assets: 8.07%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.46%
  • Current Ratio: 1.77%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.77%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Sell Ratings, 12 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.05)
Consensus Price Target: $30.16 (15.28% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/13/2016Needham & Company LLCReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
10/3/2016NomuraLower Price TargetNeutral$31.00 -> $30.00View Rating Details
9/29/2016Barrington ResearchDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
9/27/2016Moffett NathansonDowngradeNeutral -> Sell$31.00 -> $21.00View Rating Details
9/12/2016Jefferies GroupReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
9/3/2016Loop CapitalReiterated RatingBuy$31.00View Rating Details
8/15/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$40.00View Rating Details
8/4/2016FBR & CoReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
8/3/2016MKM PartnersBoost Price TargetNeutral$27.00 -> $29.00View Rating Details
8/3/2016MacquarieUpgradeUnderperform -> Neutral$28.76 -> $27.00View Rating Details
8/1/2016Pivotal ResearchReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
7/9/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
6/27/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$36.00View Rating Details
6/17/2016Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingUnderperformView Rating Details
5/24/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingHold$28.00View Rating Details
5/18/2016Citigroup Inc.DowngradeNeutral -> Sell$30.00 -> $27.00View Rating Details
4/25/2016Topeka Capital MarketsDowngradeBuy -> Hold$37.00 -> $31.00View Rating Details
3/3/2016Credit Suisse Group AGLower Price TargetNeutral$29.00 -> $25.00View Rating Details
2/29/2016Barclays PLCLower Price TargetEqual Weight$29.00 -> $28.00View Rating Details
2/22/2016Credit Agricole SALower Price TargetUnderperform$32.00 -> $26.00View Rating Details
2/19/2016Rosenblatt SecuritiesLower Price TargetBuy$40.00 -> $35.00View Rating Details
9/30/2015Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingHold$27.00View Rating Details
4/14/2015Piper Jaffray Cos.Lower Price Target$35.00View Rating Details
1/16/2015Atlantic SecuritiesDowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$46.00 -> $27.00View Rating Details
12/22/2014Pacific CrestInitiated CoverageSector PerformView Rating Details
11/5/2014Bank of America Corp.Reiterated RatingNeutral$41.00 -> $37.00View Rating Details
11/5/2014Sterne Agee CRTDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$50.00 -> $35.50View Rating Details
(Data available from 10/27/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/1/2016Q316$0.42$1.58 billionListenView Earnings Details
8/2/2016Q216$0.54$0.56$1.71 billion$1.71 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/5/2016Q116$0.41$0.46$1.57 billion$1.56 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/18/2016Q415$0.41$0.38$1.68 billion$1.65 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2015Q315$0.39$0.47$1.58 billion$1.56 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$0.48$0.49$1.67 billion$1.65 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/5/2015Q115$0.35$0.42$1.54 billion$1.54 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/19/2015Q4$0.41$0.43$1.70 billion$1.68 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2014Q314$0.42$0.46$1.59 billion$1.57 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q214$0.95$1.16$1.60 billion$1.61 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/6/2014Q1$0.71$0.75$1.43 billion$1.41 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/13/2014Q4$0.89$0.92$1.56 billion$1.54 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/31/2013Q313$0.73$0.80$1.39 billion$1.38 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2013Q2 2013$0.90$0.82$1.48 million$1.47 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/7/2013Q1 2013$0.65$0.63$1.15 million$1.16 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/14/2013Q4 2012$0.76$0.61$1.20 billion$1.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/6/2012Q312$0.63$0.57$1.10 billion$1.08 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2012$0.70$0.76ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2012$0.59$0.57ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/16/2012$0.69$0.86ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2011$0.55$0.59ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2011$0.61$0.62ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2011$0.47$0.74ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/11/2011$0.52$0.48ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.97 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.21 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20164$0.37$0.52$0.45
Q2 20164$0.55$0.63$0.59
Q3 20163$0.41$0.43$0.42
Q4 20163$0.46$0.56$0.52
Q1 20171$0.50$0.50$0.50
Q2 20171$0.64$0.64$0.64
Q3 20172$0.51$0.55$0.53
Q4 20172$0.58$0.65$0.62
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 5.78%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 40.65%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/10/2016John C MaloneDirectorSell183,637$28.04$5,149,181.48View SEC Filing  
4/13/2016John C MaloneDirectorSell15,870$28.00$444,360.00View SEC Filing  
3/18/2016John C MaloneDirectorSell110,493$28.00$3,093,804.00View SEC Filing  
12/16/2015Robert MironDirectorSell820$26.53$21,754.60View SEC Filing  
12/1/2015John C MaloneDirectorSell62,000$29.61$1,835,820.00View SEC Filing  
11/2/2015John C MaloneDirectorSell160,500$28.04$4,500,420.00View SEC Filing  
10/23/2015John C MaloneDirectorSell25,500$28.00$714,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/1/2015John C MaloneDirectorSell62,000$29.66$1,838,920.00View SEC Filing  
1/2/2015John C MaloneDirectorSell62,000$33.53$2,078,860.00View SEC Filing  
9/16/2014Paul A GouldDirectorSell75,000$38.50$2,887,500.00View SEC Filing  
9/11/2014Paul A GouldDirectorSell125,000$39.92$4,990,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/26/2014Kurt WehnerCAOSell7,302$43.62$318,513.24View SEC Filing  
8/4/2014David LeavyInsiderSell7,850$83.60$656,260.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2014Adria Alpert-RommEVPSell3,409$84.67$288,640.03View SEC Filing  
5/23/2014Robert R BennettDirectorSell91,650$76.27$6,990,145.50View SEC Filing  
3/20/2014Bruce CampbellInsiderSell18,213$84.00$1,529,892.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2014Robert BennettDirectorSell4,032$84.52$340,784.64View SEC Filing  
12/27/2013John HendricksInsiderSell31,323$88.88$2,783,988.24View SEC Filing  
12/26/2013John HendricksInsiderSell29,456$88.86$2,617,460.16View SEC Filing  
12/24/2013John HendricksInsiderSell14,612$88.90$1,299,006.80View SEC Filing  
10/30/2013John S HendricksInsiderSell35,079$85.93$3,014,338.47View SEC Filing  
10/29/2013John S HendricksInsiderSell5,200$85.81$446,212.00View SEC Filing  
10/28/2013John S HendricksInsiderSell24,863$85.87$2,134,985.81View SEC Filing  
10/25/2013John S HendricksInsiderSell5,879$85.77$504,241.83View SEC Filing  
8/9/2013John MaloneDirectorSell88,790$75.06$6,664,577.40View SEC Filing  
8/8/2013John MaloneDirectorSell45,210$75.74$3,424,205.40View SEC Filing  
7/12/2013John S HendricksInsiderSell15,754$83.91$1,321,918.14View SEC Filing  
7/11/2013John S HendricksInsiderSell169,946$84.08$14,289,059.68View SEC Filing  
7/10/2013John S HendricksInsiderSell7,700$82.78$637,406.00View SEC Filing  
7/9/2013John S HendricksInsiderSell6,600$82.91$547,206.00View SEC Filing  
7/8/2013John S HendricksInsiderSell11,316$81.71$924,630.36View SEC Filing  
7/5/2013John S HendricksInsiderSell118,166$81.04$9,576,172.64View SEC Filing  
7/3/2013John S HendricksInsiderSell170,518$79.79$13,605,631.22View SEC Filing  
7/1/2013Mark G HollingerCEOSell33,727$78.01$2,631,043.27View SEC Filing  
6/28/2013Mark G HollingerCEOSell19,187$77.01$1,477,590.87View SEC Filing  
6/27/2013Mark G HollingerCEOSell10,813$77.01$832,709.13View SEC Filing  
6/17/2013John S HendricksInsiderSell95,500$77.04$7,357,320.00View SEC Filing  
6/14/2013John S HendricksInsiderSell4,500$76.78$345,510.00View SEC Filing  
6/11/2013John S HendricksInsiderSell47,464$73.23$3,475,788.72View SEC Filing  
6/10/2013John S HendricksInsiderSell137,429$74.89$10,292,057.81View SEC Filing  
6/7/2013John S HendricksInsiderSell115,107$76.06$8,755,038.42View SEC Filing  
6/5/2013John S HendricksInsiderSell100,000$76.70$7,670,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/28/2013Bruce CampbellInsiderSell8,282$80.04$662,891.28View SEC Filing  
3/13/2013S Decker AnstromDirectorBuy1,250$77.97$97,462.50View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA) Chart for Thursday, October, 27, 2016

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