Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications is a global mass media and entertainment company dedicated to satisfying curiosity through worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery. The Company is also a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3.

Company Growth (employees)
Silver Spring, US
Size (employees)
7,000 (est)
Discovery Communications was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Silver Spring, US

Key People at Discovery Communications

David M. Zaslav

David M. Zaslav

President and CEO Discovery Communications
Adria Alpert Romm

Adria Alpert Romm

Senior EVP, Human Resources & Global Diversity
David C. Leavy

David C. Leavy

Chief Corporate Operations and Communications Officer
Doug Baker

Doug Baker

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Discovery Communications Office Locations

Discovery Communications has offices in Silver Spring, Singapore, London, Warsaw and in 7 other locations
Silver Spring, US (HQ)
One Discovery Place
Charlotte, US
245 4201 Congress St
Atlanta, US
200 5555 Glenridge Dr
New York, US
850 3rd Ave
Los Angeles, US
1500 10100 Santa Monica Blvd
Troy, US
405 Columbia Center 101 W Big Beaver Rd

Discovery Communications Data and Metrics

Discovery Communications Financial Metrics

Discovery Communications's revenue was reported to be $6.5 b in FY, 2016 which is a 2% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

6.5 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

4.1 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

1.2 b

EBIT (FY, 2016)

2.1 b

Market capitalization (20-Jul-2017)

11.8 b

Closing share price (20-Jul-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

300 m


19.4 b
Discovery Communications's current market capitalization is $11.8 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


5.5 b6.3 b6.4 b6.5 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

1.7 b2.1 b2.3 b2.4 b

Gross profit

3.8 b4.1 b4.1 b4.1 b

Gross profit Margin, %


General and administrative expense

1.6 b1.7 b1.7 b1.7 b

Operating expense total

1.9 b4.2 b4.4 b4.4 b

Depreciation and amortization

276 m329 m330 m322 m


2 b2.1 b2 b2.1 b

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

306 m328 m330 m353 m

Interest income

67 m14 m(96 m)4 m

Pre tax profit

1.7 b1.7 b1.6 b1.7 b

Income tax expense

659 m610 m511 m453 m

Net Income

1.1 b1.1 b1 b1.2 b
USDY, 2009Y, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


623 m466 m1 b1.2 b408 m367 m390 m300 m


281 m275 m346 m397 m

Current Assets

2.4 b2.5 b2.6 b2.6 b


514 m554 m488 m482 m


7.3 b8.2 b8.2 b8 b

Total Assets

15 b16 b15.9 b15.8 b

Accounts Payable

141 m225 m282 m241 m

Total Debt

6.5 b7.2 b7.7 b7.9 b

Current Liabilities

1.3 b2.6 b1.6 b1.6 b

Common Stock

1 m1 m1 m1 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

6.8 b6.9 b7 b7 b

Retained Earnings

2.9 b3.8 b4.5 b5.2 b

Total Equity

6.2 b5.6 b5.5 b5.2 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

1 x1.3 x1.4 x1.5 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.4 x0.4 x0.5 x0.5 x

Financial Leverage

2.4 x2.9 x2.9 x3 x
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

1.1 b1.1 b1 b1.2 b

Cash From Operating Activities

1.3 b1.3 b1.3 b1.4 b

Purchases of PP&E

(115 m)(120 m)(103 m)(88 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(2 b)(568 m)(301 m)(256 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(85 m)(734 m)(902 m)(1.2 b)
USDY, 2016


9.4 x


14.1 x


928.1 k


1.5 x


0.5 x

Financial Leverage

3 x

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