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Last $25.71 USD
Change Today +0.39 / 1.54%
Volume 2.4M
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discovery communications-c (DISCK) Snapshot

Open
$25.09
Previous Close
$25.32
Day High
$26.02
Day Low
$25.09
52 Week High
09/3/14 - $44.00
52 Week Low
08/24/15 - $24.03
Market Cap
17.2B
Average Volume 10 Days
3.9M
EPS TTM
$1.74
Shares Outstanding
274.3M
EX-Date
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P/E TM
14.8x
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Current Stock Chart for DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS-C (DISCK)

discovery communications-c (DISCK) Details

Discovery Communications, Inc. operates as a media company. The company operates through U.S. Networks; International Networks; and Education and Other segments. The company owns and operates television networks under the brands, such as Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, Velocity, Discovery Family, American Heroes, Destination America, Discovery Life, Oprah Winfrey network, Eurosport, DMAX, and Discovery Kids. Its content spans genres, including survival, exploration, sports, lifestyle, general entertainment, heroes, adventure, crime and investigation, health, and kids. The company also distributes content across various platforms, such as brand-aligned Websites, Web-native networks, on-line streaming, mobile devices, video on demand (VOD), and broadband channels; and operates radio stations and Websites. In addition, it provides access to an online suite of curriculum-based VOD tools, professional development services, digital textbooks, and student assessments through subscriptions for K-12 schools; and publishes hardcopy curriculum-based content. Further, the company operates production studios that develop television content for television service providers. As of December 31, 2014, it operated approximately 330 distribution feeds in 40 languages internationally. The company has a strategic partnership with Dogus Media Group to improve its operations in Turkey. Discovery Communications, Inc. is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

6,800 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/19/15

discovery communications-c (DISCK) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director ...
Total Annual Compensation: $3.0M
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Executive ...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.0M
President of Discovery Networks International
Total Annual Compensation: $992.1K
Chief Development & Digital Officer and Gener...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
Chief Global Human Resources and Diversity Of...
Total Annual Compensation: $730.5K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

discovery communications-c (DISCK) Key Developments

US Discovery Channel Promotes Rich Ross to Group President

Rich Ross, president of the US Discovery Channel, will oversee Animal Planet and the Science Channel as part of a widening of his responsibilities. Ross, who was named president of the factual cable network in October 2014, has been promoted to group president. Science Channel general manager Rita Mullin and Animal Planet general manager Rick Holzman will now report to Ross.

Discovery Communications, Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015; Provides Tax Rate Guidance for the Fiscal Year 2017

Discovery Communications, Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported total revenue of $1,654 million compared to $1,610 million a year ago. Operating income was $557 million compared to $640 million a year ago. Income from continuing operations before income taxes was $428 million compared to $592 million a year ago. Net income available to the company was $286 million or $0.44 per diluted share compared to $379 million or $0.54 per diluted share a year ago. Adjusted net income was $316 million or $0.49 per diluted share compared to $403 million or $0.58 per diluted share a year ago. For the six months, the company reported total revenue of $3,191 million compared to $3,021 million a year ago. Operating income was $1,039 million compared to $1,074 million a year ago. Income from continuing operations before income taxes was $803 million compared to $941 million a year ago. Net income available to the company was $536 million or $0.81 per diluted share compared to $609 million or $0.87 per diluted share a year ago. Cash provided by operating activities was $394 million compared to $473 million a year ago. Purchases of property and equipment were $52 million compared to $58 million a year ago. Adjusted net income was $595 million or $0.91 per diluted share compared to $668 million or $0.96 per diluted share a year ago. For the full year ending December 31, 2015, the company expects total revenue excluding currency to grow in the high single to low double digit range, Adjusted OIBDA excluding currency to grow in the low to mid-single digit range and adjusted EPS excluding currency to grow low double digits. The company still expects full year of 2015 free cash flow to be up low single digits versus 2014 and accelerate nicely in 2016. The company expects effective tax rate to be 33% for 2015. The company expects effective tax rate to be at or below 30% for fiscal 2017, which will continue to drive sustained income growth as well as accelerate its free cash flow.

Discovery Communications Enters into Strategic Partnership with Dogus Media Group

Discovery Communications has entered into a strategic partnership with Dogus Media Group. Under it, Discovery will increase its portfolio to 13 channels and strengthen its position as a leading international media company in Turkey. The first step of this relationship will see Dogus Media Group appointed as Discovery's exclusive ad sales representative in Turkey, starting from September 1.

 

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