Discovery Communications Company Profile (NASDAQ:DISCK)

About Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCK)

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 (FTA) and broadcast television, Websites, digital distribution arrangements and content licensing agreements. Its segments include U.S. Networks, which consists principally of domestic television networks and digital content services; International Networks, consisting primarily of international television networks and digital content services, and Education and Other, which consists principally of curriculum-based product and service offerings, and production studios. The Company's portfolio of networks includes television brands, such as Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, ID, Velocity (known as Turbo outside of the United States) and Eurosport. It is also engaged in extending content distribution across various platforms, including brand-aligned Websites, Web-native networks and online streaming.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: Television Broadcasting
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:DISCK
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: corporate.discovery.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $7.69301 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 570,000,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $21.29
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $25.07
  • 52 Week Range: $19.36 - $29.18
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 10.83
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 8.10
  • P/E Growth: 0.64
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $6.59 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.77
  • Book Value: $9.69 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.11
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $2.48 billion
  • Net Margins: 16.88%
  • Return on Equity: 22.74%
  • Return on Assets: 7.59%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.48%
  • Current Ratio: 1.89%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.89%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 2.60 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.46
  • Short Ratio: 0.71
 

Frequently Asked Questions for Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCK)

What is Discovery Communications' stock symbol?

Discovery Communications trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "DISCK."

How were Discovery Communications' earnings last quarter?

Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCK) issued its earnings results on Monday, July, 31st. The company reported $0.68 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $1.75 billion for the quarter. Discovery Communications had a net margin of 16.88% and a return on equity of 22.74%. View Discovery Communications' Earnings History.

Are investors shorting Discovery Communications?

Discovery Communications saw a increase in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 9,395,117 shares, an increase of 32.4% from the August 15th total of 7,096,019 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,532,254 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.7 days. Approximately 4.6% of the company's shares are short sold.

Who are some of Discovery Communications' key competitors?

Who are Discovery Communications' key executives?

Discovery Communications' management team includes the folowing people:

  • David M. Zaslav, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Gunnar Wiedenfels, Chief Financial Officer
  • Jean-Briac Perrette, President and Chief Executive Officer - Discovery Networks International
  • Adria Alpert-Romm, Chief Human Resources and Global Diversity Officer
  • Kurt T. Wehner, Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
  • Bruce L. Campbell, Chief Distribution Officer, Chief Development Officer, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel
  • Paul Guagliardo, Chief Commercial Officer
  • David Leavy, Chief Corporate Operations and Communications Officer
  • S. Decker Anstrom, Independent Director
  • Robert R. Beck, Independent Director

Who owns Discovery Communications stock?

Discovery Communications' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include NEWHOUSE BROADCASTING CORP (35.50%), Vanguard Group Inc. (3.70%), BlackRock Inc. (2.41%), State Street Corp (1.63%), Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC (1.03%) and Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC (0.60%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Discovery Communications.

Who sold Discovery Communications stock? Who is selling Discovery Communications stock?

Discovery Communications' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BB&T Securities LLC, FMR LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Royal Bank of Canada, Vanguard Group Inc., State Street Corp, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC and Prudential Financial Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Discovery Communications.

Who bought Discovery Communications stock? Who is buying Discovery Communications stock?

Discovery Communications' stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, First Manhattan Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC, Thrivent Financial For Lutherans, Hancock Holding Co., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Seizert Capital Partners LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Discovery Communications.

How do I buy Discovery Communications stock?

Shares of Discovery Communications can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Discovery Communications' stock price today?

One share of Discovery Communications stock can currently be purchased for approximately $20.42.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Discovery Communications (NASDAQ DISCK)
Community Ranking:  1.8 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  84 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  156 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  240
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCK) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: N/A

Analysts' Ratings History for Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCK)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/1/2017Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingMarket PerformLowView Rating Details
4/25/2016Topeka Capital MarketsDowngradeBuy -> Hold$37.00 -> $30.00N/AView Rating Details
9/30/2015Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingMarket Perform$27.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/23/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCK)
Earnings by Quarter for Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCK)
Earnings History by Quarter for Discovery Communications (NASDAQ DISCK)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
7/31/20176/30/2017$0.72$0.68$1.75 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/20173/31/2017$0.50$0.41$1.61 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/14/201712/31/2016$0.47$0.56$1.67 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/1/2016Q3 2016$0.43$0.40$1.56 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/18/2016Q4$0.39$0.38$1.65 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2015Q3$0.39$0.47$1.56 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q2$0.48$0.49$1.65 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2015Q1 2015$0.37$0.42$1.54 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/19/2015Q4 2014$0.42$0.43$1.68 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/4/2014Q3 2014$0.41$0.46$1.57 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2014Q1 2014$0.75$0.75$1.48 billion$1.41 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/13/2014$0.92$0.92ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/31/2013$0.71$0.80ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2013$0.82ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCK)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.28 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.52 EPS

Dividends

Dividend History for Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCK)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCK)
No insider trades for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Headlines

Headline Trends for Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCK)
Latest Headlines for Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCK)
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DateHeadline
finance.yahoo.com logoDon't Buy the "Death of ESPN" Hype
finance.yahoo.com - September 22 at 9:02 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoJackson Charitable Foundation and Discovery Education Team Up to Launch "Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids!" Contest to Empower the Next Generation of Leaders to be Fiscally Fit
finance.yahoo.com - September 20 at 6:44 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDiscovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Sell
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 19 at 10:54 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDiscovery Communications To Report Third Quarter 2017 Results On Thursday, November 2
finance.yahoo.com - September 19 at 5:54 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoExploring An Upgrade On Discovery Communications, Questions Remain
finance.yahoo.com - September 15 at 6:22 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoShort Interest in Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK) Grows By 32.4%
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 14 at 1:54 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWatch this with the lights on: ’It’ horror flick scares up big profits
finance.yahoo.com - September 13 at 7:12 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnited States Tennis Association and Discovery Education To Host Exclusive US Open "Careers Beyond the Court" STEM Virtual Field Trip to Inspire Students' Pursuit of Careers in Sports
finance.yahoo.com - September 13 at 7:12 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo Brokerages Anticipate Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK) Will Announce Earnings of $0.52 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 13 at 4:26 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Coming Soon: A Streaming TV Bundle for People Who Don’t Like Sports
finance.yahoo.com - September 11 at 11:35 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoIs Discovery Communications (DISCA) a Great Stock for Value Investors?
finance.yahoo.com - September 5 at 7:26 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoShould Value Investors Pick Discovery Communications (DISCK) Stock?
finance.yahoo.com - September 5 at 7:26 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDiscovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK) Stock Rating Lowered by ValuEngine
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 3 at 3:20 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhy Is Discovery Communications (DISCA) Down 8.7% Since the Last Earnings Report?
finance.yahoo.com - August 31 at 5:46 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhy Is Discovery Communications (DISCA) Down 8.7% Since the Last Earnings Report?
finance.yahoo.com - August 31 at 5:46 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoNovo Nordisk and Discovery Education Launch "Super Health, Super You" National Community Health Challenge and Learning Curriculum
finance.yahoo.com - August 31 at 5:46 PM
nasdaq.com logoDiscovery Communications Becomes Oversold (DISCK)
www.nasdaq.com - August 30 at 6:59 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDiscovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK) Short Interest Up 352.7% in August
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 26 at 1:48 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDiscovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Hold"
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 18 at 8:20 PM
feeds.benzinga.com logoDiscovery Communications, Inc. Network Science Channel (Nasdaq: DISCA) to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell
feeds.benzinga.com - August 16 at 10:31 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoDiscovery CEO: Don't be afraid to tell your boss what's wrong with a business plan
finance.yahoo.com - August 15 at 6:39 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDiscovery CEO says taking a pay cut at 27 was one of the best decisions he ever made
finance.yahoo.com - August 15 at 6:39 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEarnings Review and Free Research Report: Discovery Communications Reported 2.3% Increase in Revenue
finance.yahoo.com - August 14 at 6:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoConsumer Companies: Analyst Ratings for August 7–11, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 14 at 6:17 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCritical Survey: Discovery Communications (DISCK) and E.W. Scripps Company (The) (SSP)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 14 at 4:31 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Discovery Communications Inc.
finance.yahoo.com - August 12 at 5:16 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDiscovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCK) Stock Rating Lowered by BidaskClub
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 12 at 2:22 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDiscovery Communications CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels to Present at Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference
finance.yahoo.com - August 11 at 6:20 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDiscovery Investors Shouldn't Treat It Like the Deadliest Catch
finance.yahoo.com - August 11 at 6:20 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoOlympics-German broadcasters clinch Olympics rights deal with Discovery
finance.yahoo.com - August 11 at 5:14 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoDiscovery leads $10 million investment in L.A. VR studio
finance.yahoo.com - August 9 at 6:05 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMedia Stock Roundup: How Companies Are Reacting to Disney's News
finance.yahoo.com - August 9 at 6:05 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCould the Discovery-Scripps Partnership Revive Ad Dollars?
finance.yahoo.com - August 9 at 6:05 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCould Discovery Communications’ Affiliate Fees Rise?
finance.yahoo.com - August 8 at 5:40 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhy Discovery Communications Is Optimistic about Its Advertising Business
finance.yahoo.com - August 8 at 5:39 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDiscovery Communications, Inc. :DISCK-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 8, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 8 at 5:39 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAnalyzing Discovery Communications (DISCK) & Nexstar Broadcasting Group (NXST)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 8 at 7:44 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDiscovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.52 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 7 at 8:14 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Discovery's David Zaslav looks beyond cable
finance.yahoo.com - August 4 at 6:06 PM
businesswire.com logoThe Law Offices of Vincent Wong Notifies Investors of an Investigation into Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by the Board of Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. in Connection ...
www.businesswire.com - August 2 at 6:44 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBillionaire John Malone's 'Free Radical' Roll-Up Propels Discovery's Buyout of Scripps
finance.yahoo.com - August 1 at 6:32 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDiscovery CEO, Scripps Networks CEO on takeover deal
finance.yahoo.com - August 1 at 6:32 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDiscovery's Scripps Deal 'Not That Bad,' Citi Says
finance.yahoo.com - August 1 at 6:32 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDiscovery gains female advertising audience with Scripps deal
finance.yahoo.com - August 1 at 6:32 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoScripps Networks Interactive Lowers Its Outlook as It Agrees to Merge With Discovery
finance.yahoo.com - August 1 at 6:32 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDiscovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCK) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.04 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 1 at 11:57 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDiscovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCK) Receives Market Perform Rating from Barrington Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 1 at 11:08 AM
bizjournals.com logoDiscovery Communications Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results
www.bizjournals.com - July 31 at 5:45 PM
investorplace.com logoDiscovery Communications Inc. (DISCA) Shares Sink on $14.6 Billion Scripps Deal
investorplace.com - July 31 at 12:18 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoViacom Exit From Scripps Sweepstakes Puts Onus on Discovery Not to Overpay
finance.yahoo.com - July 27 at 6:20 PM

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