Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 218 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 155 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery. Discovery also is 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
Charlotte, US
Atlanta, US
New York, US
Los Angeles, US
Troy, US
Chicago, US
Milano, IT
Warsaw, PL
London, GB
Singapore, SG

Discovery Communications Metrics

Discovery Communications Summary

Market capitalization

$16.2 b

Closing share price

Discovery Communications's current market capitalization is $16.2 b.

Discovery Communications Financials

Discovery Communications's revenue is $6.5 b in FY, 2016 which is a 1.6% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$5.5 b$6.3 b$6.4 b$6.5 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$1.7 b$2.1 b$2.3 b

Gross profit

$3.9 b$4.1 b$4.1 b

Gross profit Margin, %


General and administrative expense

$1.6 b$1.7 b$1.7 b

Operating expense total

$1.9 b$1.7 b$1.7 b

Depreciation and amortization

$276 m$329 m$330 m


$2 b$2.1 b$2 b

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

$306 m$328 m$330 m

Interest income

$67 m$14 m($96 m)

Income tax expense

$659 m$610 m$511 m

Pre tax profit

$1.7 b$1.7 b$1.6 b

Net Income

$1.1 b$1.1 b$1 b$1.2 b

Operating cash flow

$1.3 b$1.3 b$1.3 b

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