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Discovery, formerly Discovery Communications, is a mass media and entertainment company. It operates through the Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, Animal Planet, Science Channel and other brands. The company also provides educational products and services to schools. 

TypePublic
Founded1985
HQSilver Spring, US
Websitecorporate.discovery.com

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)9,200(+3%)
Job Openings224
Revenue (FY, 2019)$11.1 B(+6%)
Share Price (May 2020)$20.3 (-1%)

Key People/Management at Discovery

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 Office Locations

Discovery has offices in Silver Spring, Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago and in 9 other locations
Silver Spring, US (HQ)
1 Discovery Pl
Atlanta, US
5555 Glenridge Dr #200
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
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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 (Q1, 2020)

2.7b

Gross profit (Q1, 2020)

1.8b

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2020), %

65.8%

Net income (Q1, 2020)

407.0m

EBIT (Q1, 2020)

779.0m

Market capitalization (22-May-2020)

10.3b

Closing stock price (22-May-2020)

20.3

Cash (31-Mar-2020)

1.5b

EV

24.7b
Discovery's current market capitalization is $10.3 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, 2020

Revenue

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

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, 2010FY, 2011Y, 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
USDY, 2020

EV/EBIT

31.7 x

EV/CFO

73.8 x

Financial Leverage

3 x
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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 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

Earth Day Giveaway

Details on how to enter the Earth Day T-Shirt Giveaway.

Street Outlaws Live Giveaway Rules

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Serengeti

With unrivaled access to one of the most pristine and unspoiled corners of the African plains, this groundbreaking series follows the heartwarming stories of a cast of African wildlife over the course of a year that showcase the dramatic moments that make each day of survival on the Serengeti a feat…

American Chopper Bike Giveaway

American Chopper Bike Giveaway

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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 Robert J. Miron, S. Decker Anstrom and Robert R. Beck.

  • 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 1 Discovery Pl, Silver Spring.

  • Where are Discovery offices?

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

  • How many offices does Discovery have?

    Discovery has 13 offices.