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Discovery (formerly known as Discovery Communications) is a mass media and entertainment company. The company also provides educational products and services to schools. Its brands include:

  • Discovery Channel,
  • HGTV,
  • Food Network,
  • TLC,
  • Investigation Discovery,
  • Travel Channel,
  • Turbo/Velocity,
  • Animal Planet,
  • Science Channel,
  • Eurosport, etc.
TypePublic
Founded1985
HQSilver Spring, US
Websitecorporate.discovery.com

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)9,200(+3%)
Job Openings203
Revenue (FY, 2019)$11.1 B(+6%)
Share Price (Nov 2020)$23.1 (+7%)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at Discovery

David M. Zaslav

David M. Zaslav

President and Chief Executive Officer
Gunnar Wiedenfels

Gunnar Wiedenfels

Chief Financial Officer
Jean-Briac JB Perrette

Jean-Briac JB Perrette

President and Chief Executive Officer, Discovery International
Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell

Chief Development, Distribution and Legal Officer
Adria Alpert Romm

Adria Alpert Romm

Chief People and Culture Officer
David C. Leavy

David C. Leavy

Chief Corporate Operating Officer
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Discovery Office Locations

Discovery has offices in Silver Spring, Charlotte, Chicago, Los Angeles and in 9 other locations
Silver Spring, US (HQ)
8403 Colesville Rd
Charlotte, US
4201 Congress St #245
Chicago, US
Equitable Building, 401 N Michigan Ave #825
Los Angeles, US
10100 Santa Monica Blvd #1500
New York, US
850 3rd Ave
Milano, IT
11 Via Uberto Visconti di Modrone
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Discovery Financials and Metrics

Discovery Revenue

Discovery's revenue was reported to be $11.14 b in FY, 2019
USD

Revenue (Q3, 2020)

1.3b

Market capitalization (13-Nov-2020)

10.7b

Closing stock price (13-Nov-2020)

23.1

Cash (30-Sept-2020)

1.9b

EV

24.1b
Discovery's current market capitalization is $10.7 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

3.8b4.2b4.5b5.5b6.3b6.4b6.5b6.9b10.6b11.1b

Revenue growth, %

13%2%2%6%54%

Cost of goods sold

1.1b1.2b1.2b1.7b2.1b2.3b2.4b

Gross profit

2.7b3.0b3.3b3.8b4.1b4.1b4.1b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2010Q1, 2011Q2, 2011Q3, 2011Q1, 2012Q2, 2012Q3, 2012Q1, 2013Q2, 2013Q3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Revenue

879.0m951.0m1.1b1.1b1.1b1.1b1.1b1.2b1.5b1.4b1.4b1.6b1.6b1.5b1.7b1.6b1.6b1.7b1.6b1.6b1.7b1.7b2.3b2.8b2.6b2.7b2.9b2.7b2.7b1.3b1.3b

Cost of goods sold

269.0m273.0m288.0m342.0m311.0m314.0m296.0m342.0m437.0m938.0m914.0m918.0m

Gross profit

610.0m678.0m779.0m753.0m792.0m828.0m780.0m814.0m1.0b1.9b1.8b1.8b

Gross profit Margin, %

69%71%73%69%72%73%72%70%70%67%66%66%
Annual
USDY, 2009FY, 2010Y, 2010Y, 2011FY, 2011Y, 2012FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

623.0m466.0m466.0m1.0b1.0b1.2b1.2b408.0m367.0m390.0m300.0m7.3b986.0m1.6b

Accounts Receivable

880.0m1.0b1.1b1.8b2.6b2.6b

Prepaid Expenses

306.0m175.0m203.0m434.0m312.0m453.0m

Inventories

281.0m275.0m346.0m397.0m
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Discovery Operating Metrics

FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Countries

220 220 220

Languages

40 40 40

Subscribers (Discovery Channel)

277 m310 m321 m

Viewers

2.60 b2.80 b2.80 b
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Discovery Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Scripps Networks InteractiveJuly 31, 2017$14.60 b

Discovery Revenue Breakdown

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

Discovery Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

77/100

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Discovery Online and Social Media Presence

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Discovery 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 …

Discovery Blogs

Savage Builds Titanium Giveaway Rules

Enter for a chance to win a signed segment of Adam Savage’s titanium Iron Man armor!

Gold Rush Give Big Contest

A contest in which one non-profit will win a Volvo Excavator!

BattleBots Fight Night Sweepstakes - ENTRY

Enter for a chance to win BattleBots swag!

Diesel Brothers Monster Jump Live UTV Giveaway

Enter to win a Polaris RZR 2019 4 Seater Turbo by submitting your entry by tweeting with the hashtag “#MonsterJumpLIVE” and “#Sweepstakes”!

Endangered Species Day Sunglasses Giveaway

#ProjectCatSweepstakes
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Discovery Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Discovery founded?

    Discovery was founded in 1985.

  • Who are Discovery key executives?

    Discovery's key executives are David M. Zaslav, Gunnar Wiedenfels and Jean-Briac JB Perrette.

  • How many employees does Discovery have?

    Discovery has 9,200 employees.

  • What is Discovery revenue?

    Latest Discovery annual revenue is $11.1 b.

  • What is Discovery revenue per employee?

    Latest Discovery revenue per employee is $1.2 m.

  • Who are Discovery competitors?

    Competitors of Discovery include Warner Media, AMC Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company.

  • Where is Discovery headquarters?

    Discovery headquarters is located at 8403 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring.

  • Where are Discovery offices?

    Discovery has offices in Silver Spring, Charlotte, Chicago, Los Angeles and in 9 other locations.

  • How many offices does Discovery have?

    Discovery has 13 offices.