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Discovery Communications Inc (DISCA)
Services | Media
19.05  -0.94%
FACTOR RANKINGSFACTOR SCREENER 
tickrz RankA / 31Warren Buffett RankB / 139
Pure Value RankA / 3Dividend RankD / NO DIVIDEND
Moat RankC / 252Financial Strength RankC / 223
Growth RankC / 355Momentum RankD / 451
DISCA vs MEDIA SECTOR & S&P 500
VALUATION
DISCASECTORS&P 500
P/E RATIO5.0648.919.61
EV/EBITDA RATIO3.1614.611.89
P/S RATIO0.852.22.06
P/B RATIO1.025.23.15
QUALITY
RETURN ON EQUITY20%19.51%13.85%
RETURN ON CAPITAL12.02%10.77%10.02%
NET MARGIN18.3%10.81%9.77%
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
DIVIDEND YIELD
0%
PAYOUT RATIO2.2%
3 YR DIVIDEND GROWTHN/A
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
PIOTROSKI F SCORE
6 OUT OF 9
DEBT-TO-EQUITY143%
INTEREST COVERAGE6.05x
CURRENT RATIO1.89
GROWTH
5 YR EPS GROWTH-6.89%
5 YR SPS GROWTH9.03%
5 YR BPS GROWTH-15.59%
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tickrz A-Ranked Discovery Communications Inc scores well on valuation
tickrz rank A / 31
Discovery Communications Inc receives an A ranking in our proprietary multi-factor ranking approach that blends valuation, moat, operational performance, and financial strength. View the Top 50 tickrz ranked stocks here.
value
pure value ranking A / 3Warren Buffett ranking B / 139
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. Discovery Communications Inc's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 5.1x, a P/B ratio of 1x, a P/S ratio of 0.9x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 3.2x. Discovery Communications Inc ranks 3 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively strong score.Discovery Communications Inc ranks 139 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a average score, meaning it ranks in the middle of the pack on valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors. If you're looking for undervalued stocks with high moats and strong competitive advantages, Discovery Communications Inc is probably not for you.

quality
moat C / 252financial strength C / 223
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Our approach concludes the company's business moat is weak. Its position within the Services sector appears to be weak. Either the dynamics of its sector place it in a difficult position or management's executition is to blame for its disappointing performance.Discovery Communications Inc has a Piotroski F Score of 6 out of 9. The F Score examines changes in profitability, leverage, liquidity, and operating efficiency. Interest coverage of 6.05x, a debt/equity ratio of 143% and a Moat Rank of 252 translate to a weak Financial Strength score.


momentum D / 451
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors.The company has seen its stock fall by -17.45% over the last 12 months. This performance is weak compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 451. Based on its 12 month stock performance, Discovery Communications Inc will not appeal to momentum investors.

yield D / NO DIVIDEND
value + yield
Discovery Communications Inc currently does not pay a dividend so it ranks last among S&P 500 companies using our dividend ranking methodology. Investors looking for undervalued dividend stocks will probably want to look elsewhere.

growth C / 355
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. The company's growth in sales, earnings, and book value places it among the bottom third of S&P500 companies. Its -6.9% 5 year annualized EPS growth, 9% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of -15.6% speak to its relatively poor ranking.

Discovery Communications Inc (DISCA)
Services | Media
19.05  -0.94%


tickrz rank
A
VALUATION RATIOS
P/E Ratio5.06x
P/B Ratio1.02x
P/S Ratio0.85x
EV/EBITDA Ratio3.16x
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
DIVIDEND YIELD
0%
PAYOUT RATIO2.2%
3 YR DIVIDEND GROWTHN/A
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
PIOTROSKI F SCORE
6 OUT OF 9
DEBT-TO-EQUITY143%
INTEREST COVERAGE6.05x
CURRENT RATIO1.89
MOAT
ROE20%
ROIC12.02%
Net Margin18.3%
GROWTH
5 YR EPS GROWTH-6.89%
5 YR SPS GROWTH9.03%
5 YR BPS GROWTH-15.59%

TICKRZ RANK
Discovery Communications Inc receives an A ranking in our proprietary multi-factor ranking approach that blends valuation, moat, operational performance, and financial strength. View the Top 50 tickrz ranked stocks here.

PURE VALUE
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. Discovery Communications Inc's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 5.1x, a P/B ratio of 1x, a P/S ratio of 0.9x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 3.2x. Discovery Communications Inc ranks 3 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively strong score.

WARREN BUFFETT RANKING
Discovery Communications Inc ranks 139 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a average score, meaning it ranks in the middle of the pack on valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors. If you're looking for undervalued stocks with high moats and strong competitive advantages, Discovery Communications Inc is probably not for you.

MOAT
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Our approach concludes the company's business moat is weak. Its position within the Services sector appears to be weak. Either the dynamics of its sector place it in a difficult position or management's executition is to blame for its disappointing performance.

FINANCIAL STRENGTH
Discovery Communications Inc has a Piotroski F Score of 6 out of 9. The F Score examines changes in profitability, leverage, liquidity, and operating efficiency. Interest coverage of 6.05x, a debt/equity ratio of 143% and a Moat Rank of 252 translate to a weak Financial Strength score.

MOMENTUM
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors.The company has seen its stock fall by -17.45% over the last 12 months. This performance is weak compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 451. Based on its 12 month stock performance, Discovery Communications Inc will not appeal to momentum investors.

VALUE + YIELD
Discovery Communications Inc currently does not pay a dividend so it ranks last among S&P 500 companies using our dividend ranking methodology. Investors looking for undervalued dividend stocks will probably want to look elsewhere.

GROWTH
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. The company's growth in sales, earnings, and book value places it among the bottom third of S&P500 companies. Its -6.9% 5 year annualized EPS growth, 9% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of -15.6% speak to its relatively poor ranking.