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.

TypePublic
HQSilver Spring, US
Founded1985
Size (employees)7,000 (est)
Websitediscovery.com
Discovery Communications was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Silver Spring, US
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Key People/Management at Discovery Communications

Robert J. Miron

Robert J. Miron

Chairman
S. Decker Anstrom

S. Decker Anstrom

Former President
Robert R. Beck

Robert R. Beck

Independent Financial Consultant
Robert R. Bennett

Robert R. Bennett

Managing Director
Paul A. Gould

Paul A. Gould

Managing Director and Executive Vice President
Kenneth W. Lowe

Kenneth W. Lowe

Former Chairman, President and CEO
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Discovery Communications Office Locations

Discovery Communications has offices in Singapore, Silver Spring, London, Warsaw 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 Revenue

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

Revenue (Q2, 2018)

5.2b

Net income (Q2, 2018)

247.0m

EBIT (Q2, 2018)

854.0m

Market capitalization (15-Oct-2018)

16.9b

Closing stock price (15-Oct-2018)

32.3

Cash (30-Jun-2018)

392.0m
Discovery Communications's current market capitalization is $16.9 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

5.5b6.3b6.4b6.5b6.9b

Revenue growth, %

13%2%2%

Cost of goods sold

1.7b2.1b2.3b2.4b

Gross profit

3.8b4.1b4.1b4.1b
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018

Revenue

1.4b1.4b1.5b1.7b1.6b1.6b1.7b1.6b1.6b1.7b2.3b5.2b

Sales and marketing expense

665.0m689.0m687.0m814.0m699.0m687.0m813.0m670.0m687.0m805.0m1.0b

General and administrative expense

379.0m409.0m400.0m430.0m394.0m408.0m400.0m419.0m415.0m389.0m609.0m1.3b

Operating expense total

876.0m977.0m1.1b1.1b1.1b1.1b1.1b1.1b1.1b1.1b2.1b4.3b
Annual
usdY, 2009Y, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

623.0m466.0m1.0b1.2b408.0m367.0m390.0m300.0m7.3b

Inventories

281.0m275.0m346.0m397.0m

Current Assets

2.4b2.5b2.6b2.6b10.0b

PP&E

514.0m554.0m488.0m482.0m597.0m
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018

Cash

439.0m757.0m372.0m376.0m321.0m232.0m262.0m333.0m185.0m224.0m267.0m206.0m812.0m392.0m

Current Assets

2.4b2.7b2.6b2.6b2.5b2.5b2.7b2.7b2.5b2.7b2.6b2.8b4.5b3.9b

PP&E

492.0m522.0m538.0m525.0m534.0m509.0m500.0m466.0m455.0m464.0m504.0m514.0m928.0m784.0m

Goodwill

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

Net Income

1.1b1.1b1.0b1.2b(313.0m)

Depreciation and Amortization

330.0m

Accounts Payable

265.0m

Cash From Operating Activities

1.3b1.3b1.3b1.4b1.6b
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018

Net Income

787.0m231.0m615.0m902.0m250.0m539.0m822.0m269.0m684.0m909.0m221.0m601.0m3.0m247.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

190.0m83.0m158.0m243.0m81.0m163.0m243.0m79.0m159.0m239.0m80.0m160.0m193.0m603.0m

Accounts Payable

(171.0m)(68.0m)

Cash From Operating Activities

930.0m241.0m473.0m893.0m63.0m394.0m652.0m62.0m391.0m827.0m255.0m443.0m160.0m716.0m
USDY, 2018

Financial Leverage

3.5 x
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Discovery Communications Operating Metrics

FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Languages

40 40 40

Subscribers (Discovery Channel)

277 m310 m321 m

Subscribers (Science Channel)

82 m91 m95 m

Subscribers (TLC)

311 m347 m332 m
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Discovery Communications Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Scripps Networks InteractiveJuly 31, 2017$14.60 b

Discovery Communications Revenue Breakdown

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Discovery Communications revenue breakdown by business segment: 46.8% from International Networks, 50.5% from U.S. Networks and 2.7% from Other

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Discovery Communications News and Updates

Global Education Technology and Smart Classroom Market by Segmentation, Growth, Status, Analysis and Forecast Report 2018 to 2023 Covering Leading Companies Like Blackboard Inc., Apple Inc., Discovery Communications, Inc., Dell Inc., Knewton

Research N Reports comes up with a new statistical report titled as Global Education Technology and Smart Classroom Market. The report is analyzed in detail and information such as the market dynamics, figures and geographical segmentation of the market is mentioned. Along with this, it also provide…

Discovery Communications Is Headed In The Same Direction As Most Of The Media Industry: Away From Advertising

Discovery is long on licensing revenue. The company’s $14.6B acquisition of Scripps in 2018 was aimed at building Discovery’s arsenal of original content with distribution revenue and future streaming efforts in mind. With the deal, Discovery gained properties focused on unscripted programming like …
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Discovery Communications Blogs

NASA Above and Beyond Sweepstakes

Celebrate NASA’s 60th anniversary with prizes that are out of this world! Enter for your chance to win a Celestron telescope or one year’s supply of astronaut ice cream!

How Military Innovations Changed—and Continue to Change—Society

Today’s aviation industry has gone through several iterations and produced numerous innovations.

Rosie the Riveter Played a Critical Part in the Success of World War II

“Rosie” represented the millions of women who worked in factories and shipyards producing war supplies and munitions.

Discovery Communications Company Life and Culture

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