Discovery Communications Stock Earnings Report NASDAQ:DISCA
Current P/E ratio: 15.05 | Price (Jan 19, 2022, EOD): $28.58 (Find current average P/E ratios for all sectors below)
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About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications, Inc. operates as a media company worldwide. It operates through U.S. Networks; International Networks; and Education and Other segments. The company owns and operates various television networks under the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, Velocity, Discovery Family, American Heroes, Destination America, Discovery Life, Oprah Winfrey Network, Eurosport, DMAX, and Discovery Kids brands. Its content spans genres, including survival, exploration, sports, lifestyle, general entertainment, heroes, adventure, crime and investigation, health, and kids. The company also develops and sells curriculum-based education products and services comprising online suite of curriculum-based VOD tools, professional development services, and digital textbooks, as well as student assessments; and publishes hard copy curriculum-based content for K-12 schools. In addition, it operates production studios that develop content for television service providers, as well as Websites. The company provides content through various distribution platforms, including pay-TV, free-to-air and broadcast television, digital distribution arrangements, and content licensing agreements, as well as various platforms, such as brand-aligned Websites, Web-native networks, on-line streaming, mobile devices, video on demand (VOD), and broadband channels. As of December 31, 2015, it operated approximately 380 distribution feeds in 40 languages internationally. The company is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Last 3 Quarters for DISCA Premium
Below you can see how DISCA performed 4 days prior and 4 days after releasing the earnings report. Also, you can see the pre-estimates and the actual earnings. This information can give you a slight idea of what you might expect for the next quarter's release.
What Is an Earnings Report?
An earnings report is usually issued quarterly (Q1, Q2, Q3 & Q4) by public companies to report their performance. Earnings reports typically include net income, earnings per share, earnings from continuing operations, and net sales. Looking at the earnings report investors can start gauge the financial health of the company and make even better decisions whether to buy, sell, or stay in the company. Fundamental analysts and value investors will typically hunt for stocks that continue to show good financial ratios and use a decline as an exit point. One of the most anticipated numbers for analysis is earnings per share because it indicates how much the company earned for its shareholders. The report will also indicate a possible dividend.
Earnings Report Content
Earnings reports generally provide an update of all three financial statements, including the income statement, the balance sheet, and the cash flow statement. These figures are typically measured against previous quarters/years. Furthermore, the earnings report usually includes a summary and analysis from the CEO or company spokesman, alongside a more general view of the financials and future forecast.
What To Know About Earnings Reports
Announcement of earnings for a stock, particularly for well followed large-capitalization stocks, can move the market. Stock prices can fluctuate wildly on days when the quarterly earnings report is released. Despite good reports, stocks may very well fall if the investors were expecting more or they believe the next quarter will not be as good. Investors always try to be ahead of the market and future earnings/losses are often discounted into the current price of the stock. It is natural for stocks to start to move in either direction a few days before the release of an earnings report.
Average Sector P/E ratio
Is your stock priced above or below the average P/E ratio?
A higher P/E ratio shows that investors are willing to pay a higher share price today because of growth expectations in the future. For example, a company with a current P/E of 25, trades at 25 times today's earnings.
|Name||Number of firms||Average PE|
|Auto & Truck||13||15|
|Bank (Money Center)||7||11|
|Brokerage & Investment Banking||39||14|
|Business & Consumer Services||165||32|
|Coal & Related Energy||22||7|
|Electronics (Consumer & Office)||20||18|
|Environmental & Waste Services||82||70|
|Financial Svcs. (Non-bank & Insurance)||232||36|
|Green & Renewable Energy||22||88|
|Healthcare Support Services||128||131|
|Heathcare Information and Technology||129||132|
|Investments & Asset Management||192||120|
|Metals & Mining||92||37|
|Office Equipment & Services||22||16|
|Oil/Gas (Production and Exploration)||269||19|
|Packaging & Container||24||43|
|Publishing & Newspapers||31||28|
|Real Estate (Development)||20||146|
|Real Estate (General/Diversified)||12||31|
|Real Estate (Operations & Services)||57||23|
|Retail (Building Supply)||17||202|
|Retail (Grocery and Food)||13||38|
|Retail (Special Lines)||89||25|
|Shipbuilding & Marine||10||30|
|Software (System & Application)||363||144|
|Total Market (without financials)||5878||62|
Updated: Jan 2020
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