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.

Silver Spring, US
Size (employees)
7,000 (est)
Discovery Communications was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Silver Spring, US
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Key People/Management 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 an office in London, Warsaw, Milano, Chicago and in 7 other locations
Silver Spring, US (HQ)
One Discovery Place
Atlanta, US
200 5555 Glenridge Dr
Charlotte, US
245 4201 Congress St
Chicago, US
3000 Equitable Building 401 N Michigan Ave
Los Angeles, US
1500 10100 Santa Monica Blvd
New York, US
850 3rd Ave
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Discovery Communications Financials and Metrics

Discovery Communications Financials

Discovery Communications's revenue was reported to be $6.87 b in FY, 2017

Revenue (FY, 2017)

6.9 b

Net income (FY, 2017)

(313 m)

EBIT (FY, 2017)

713 m

Market capitalization (1-Feb-2018)

742.5 m

Cash (6-Mar-2018)

7.3 b
Discovery Communications's current market capitalization is $742.5 m.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


5.5 b6.3 b6.4 b6.5 b6.9 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
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017


1.4 b1.4 b1.5 b1.7 b1.6 b1.6 b1.7 b1.6 b1.6 b1.7 b

Sales and marketing expense

665 m689 m687 m814 m699 m687 m813 m670 m687 m805 m

General and administrative expense

379 m409 m400 m430 m394 m408 m400 m419 m415 m389 m

Operating expense total

876 m977 m1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b
usdY, 2009Y, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


623 m466 m1 b1.2 b408 m367 m390 m300 m7.3 b


281 m275 m346 m397 m

Current Assets

2.4 b2.5 b2.6 b2.6 b10 b


514 m554 m488 m482 m597 m
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017


439 m757 m372 m376 m321 m232 m262 m333 m185 m224 m267 m206 m

Current Assets

2.4 b2.7 b2.6 b2.6 b2.5 b2.5 b2.7 b2.7 b2.5 b2.7 b2.6 b2.8 b


492 m522 m538 m525 m534 m509 m500 m466 m455 m464 m504 m514 m


7.3 b7.4 b8.1 b8.3 b8.2 b8.2 b8.2 b8.2 b8.2 b8.2 b8.1 b8.1 b
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

1.1 b1.1 b1 b1.2 b(313 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

330 m

Accounts Payable

265 m

Cash From Operating Activities

1.3 b1.3 b1.3 b1.4 b1.6 b
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017

Net Income

787 m231 m615 m902 m250 m539 m822 m269 m684 m909 m221 m601 m

Depreciation and Amortization

190 m83 m158 m243 m81 m163 m243 m79 m159 m239 m80 m160 m

Cash From Operating Activities

930 m241 m473 m893 m63 m394 m652 m62 m391 m827 m255 m443 m

Purchases of PP&E

(76 m)(28 m)(58 m)(85 m)(34 m)(52 m)(76 m)(15 m)(43 m)(69 m)(47 m)(78 m)
USDY, 2017


981.9 k

Financial Leverage

4.9 x
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Discovery Communications Operating Metrics

FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


220 220 220


40 40 40

Subscribers (Animal Planet)

214 m221 m239 m

Subscribers (Discovery Channel)

277 m310 m321 m
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Discovery Communications Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Scripps Networks Interactive July 31, 2017$14.60 b
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