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News Corp Class B NWS

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$27.99 +0.51 (1.86%)
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News Corp Reports Higher-Than-Expected Second-Quarter Fiscal 2024 Results

News Corp operates in a sector undergoing significant changes, with the legacy print-based publishing business model being dismantled by proliferating news and information outlets in the digital space. This is compounded by ever-improving means for consumers to access them, driven by mobility and continuing device innovation. Consequently, News faces material structural headwinds, with consumers migrating from newspapers to the digital arena and advertisers following suit.

Price vs Fair Value

NWS is trading at a 25% premium.
Price
$27.48
Fair Value
$97.00
Uncertainty
High
1-Star Price
$91.90
5-Star Price
$94.90
Economic Moat
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Capital Allocation
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Bulls Say, Bears Say

Bulls

News Corporation's strong financial position and still-solid free cash generation separate the company from its s

Bears

The structural headwinds that have decimated the industry during the past decade may accelerate in the future, as technology and innovation provide consumers with even more

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Trading Information

Previous Close Price
$27.48
Day Range
$27.6128.06
52-Week Range
$15.7328.92
Bid/Ask
$27.75 / $27.86
Market Cap
$15.92 Bil
Volume/Avg
1.0 Mil / 849,705

Key Statistics

Price/Earnings (Normalized)
42.28
Price/Sales
1.59
Dividend Yield (Trailing)
0.71%
Dividend Yield (Forward)
0.71%
Total Yield
1.52%

Company Profile

News Corporation is a diversified media conglomerate with significant presence in the U.S, the U.K., and Australia. Key mastheads include The Wall Street Journal, Herald Sun, and The Times. The company also has a strong presence in the Australian pay-TV market through Fox Sports, Foxtel, and associated streaming platforms (all 65%-owned), while its 61%-owned REA Group is the dominant real estate classified business in Australia. In addition, it owns HarperCollins, one of the largest book publishers in the world, and also has a substantial digital property advertising business (Move) in the U.S.
Sector
Communication Services
Industry
Entertainment
Stock Style Box
Mid Core
Total Number of Employees
25,000

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Valuation

Metric
NWS
PARA
NEC
Price/Earnings (Normalized)
42.2819.4010.69
Price/Book Value
1.920.331.65
Price/Sales
1.590.241.06
Price/Cash Flow
12.410.457.08
Price/Earnings
NWS
PARA
NEC

Financial Strength

Metric
NWS
PARA
NEC
Quick Ratio
1.160.870.58
Current Ratio
1.441.261.09
Interest Coverage
5.69−0.743.66
Quick Ratio
NWS
PARA
NEC

Profitability

Metric
NWS
PARA
NEC
Return on Assets (Normalized)
2.17%0.76%5.42%
Return on Equity (Normalized)
4.53%1.93%12.66%
Return on Invested Capital (Normalized)
3.18%2.43%11.28%
Return on Assets
NWS
PARA
NEC
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