News Corp.

News Corp.

News Corp.

Overview
Date Founded

1979

Headquarters

1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 10036, USA

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

28K

Industries

News & Digital Content
IT Consulting & Services
Publishing
Internet Software & Services

Company Description

News Corp. engages in the creation and distribution of media, news, education, and information services. It operates through the following segments: News and Information Services, Book Publishing, Digital Real Estate Services, Subscription Video Services, and Other. The News and Information Services segment consists of Dow Jones, News Corp Australia, News UK, the New York Post, and News America Marketing. The Book Publishing segment consists of HarperCollins which publishes and supply consumer books through print, digital, and audio formats. The Digital Real Estate Services segment offers property and property-related advertising and services as well as financial services. The Subscription Video Services segment provides video sports, entertainment, and news services to pay-TV subscribers, and other commercial licensees via cable, satellite and Internet Protocol, and distribution. The Other segment refers to general corporate overhead expenses, corporate strategy group, and costs related to the U.K. Newspaper Matters. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Acting Chief Executive Officer, Move, Inc

Executive Chairman

Executive Chairman, News Corp Australasia

Chief Financial Officer

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Chief Technology Officer & Executive Vice President

Chief Executive Officer, the New York Post

Chief Executive Officer, News America Marketing

Board of Directors

Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Fox Corp.

Former Chief Executive Officer at News Corp.

Chief Executive Officer at News Corp.

Co-Founder at Quadrivium Foundation

Former Assistant US Attorney General, Antitrust Division at United States Department of Justice

Co-Founder at Naya Capital Management UK Ltd.

Former Senator from New Hampshire

Former Prime Minister of Spain

Former President, Asia Region at Philip Morris International, Inc.

Member, Board of Directors at News Corp.

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Independent Franchise Partners is an active manager which aims to deliver attractive long-term returns while focusing on absolute risk inherent in equity investment. The firm's investment approach is based on the belief that a concentrated portfolio of exceptionally high quality companies, whose primary competitive advantage is supported by a dominant intangible asset, will tend to earn attractive long-term returns with less than average volatility, particularly when the investments are selected with an absolute value bias. Independent Franchise Partners does not invest more than 10 percent of any portfolio in any one company, nor does it invest more than 25 percent of a portfolio in any one industry. Additionally, they do not hold more than 10 percent of the outstanding shares of any publicly listed company. The firm does not invest in options, futures or other derivatives except, where permitted by client guidelines; it may invest in forward foreign exchange contracts used for currency hedging purposes. Independent Franchise Partners does not use leverage. Sector, industry and country weightings result from the firm's stock selection process and it does not impose any hard or soft benchmark-relative exposure limits.

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Yacktman specializes in long-term US equity investment strategies. The firm may also invest in foreign equity securities, debt securities, and options. Equity investments may include common stocks, preferred stocks, convertible preferred stocks, warrants, options and ADRs. Some, but not all, of the equity securities will pay a dividend. Yacktman's investments in debt securities may include US Treasury notes and bonds, investment grade corporate debt securities, convertible debt securities, and debt securities below investment grade. Yacktman is research oriented, and primarily utilizes fundamental analysis for the selection of equity investments. The firm employs a disciplined strategy, and invests in securities of any size at prices that they believe offer an attractive forward rate of return. When implementing investment strategies for their clients, they use strategies including long and short-term purchases, margin transactions and options writing, including covered options or uncovered options.

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Recent Transactions
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Tremor International Ltd. purchases Unruly Group Ltd. from News Corp.

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Seven West Media Ltd. purchases Community Newspaper Group Ltd. from News Corp.

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News Corp., Move, Inc. purchase Opcity, Inc. from 8 Partners, Icon Ventures LLC, Georgian Partners, Inc., Liveoak Venture Partners

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onHarperCollins Publishers LLC, News Corp. purchase Harlequin Enterprises ULC from Torstar Corporation

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Advised onNews Corp. purchases Elara Technologies Pte Ltd.

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Advised onHarperCollins Publishers LLC, News Corp. purchase Harlequin Enterprises ULC from Torstar Corporation

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Advised onFortress Investment Group LLC purchases Local Media Group, Inc. from News Corp.

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Advised onNews Corp., Realestate.com.au Pty. Ltd. purchase iProperty Group Ltd.

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Advised onNews Corp. purchases Move, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants
Advisor

New York Metro Managing Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Legal Advisor

Chief Executive Officer at UJA-Federation of New York

Legal Advisor

Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Clients

Netflix, Inc. is a streaming entertainment service company, which provides subscription service streaming movies and television episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by mail. It operates through the following segments: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming and Domestic DVD. The Domestic Streaming segment derives revenues from monthly membership fees for services consisting solely of streaming content to its members in the United States. The International Streaming segment includes fees from members outside the United States. The Domestic DVD segment covers revenues from services consisting solely of DVD-by-mail. The company was founded by Marc Randolph and Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr., on August 29, 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, CA.

Apple, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables and accessories, and other variety of related services. It operates through the following geographical segments: Americas, Europe, Greater China, Japan, and Rest of Asia Pacific. The Americas segment includes North and South America. The Europe segment consists of European countries, as well as India, the Middle East, and Africa. The Greater China segment comprises of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The Rest of Asia Pacific segment includes Australia and Asian countries. Its products and services include iPhone, Mac, iPad, AirPods, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats products, Apple Care, iCloud, digital content stores, streaming, and licensing services. The company was founded by Steven Paul Jobs, Ronald Gerald Wayne, and Stephen G. Wozniak on April 1, 1976 and is headquartered in Cupertino, CA.

Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the provision of online retail shopping services. It operates through the following business segments: North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The North America segment includes retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through North America-focused websites such as www.amazon.com and www.amazon.ca. The International segment offers retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through internationally-focused websites. The Amazon Web Services segment involves in the global sales of compute, storage, database, and AWS service offerings for start-ups, enterprises, government agencies, and academic institutions. The company was founded by Jeffrey P. Bezos in July 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$5.19B
Total Enterprise Value
$8.91B
Earnings Per Share
$0.26
Revenue
$10.1B
Total Equity
$10.3B
Net Profit
$155M
Total Debt
$1.45B
EBITDAMargin
12.42%
EBITDA
$1.25B
Debt TEV
0.16x
TEVNet Income
57.47x
Enterprise Value Sales
0.88x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
7.12x
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
3.28%
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
6.7%
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PropTiger Realty Pvt Ltd. engages in the provision of real estate advisory and property management services. It is an independent real estate advisor with a pan-India presence. The firm offers property and loan advisory services. The company was founded by Dhruv Agarwala, Kartik Varma, and Prashan Agarwal in 2011 and is headquartered in Gurgaon, India.

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Xandr, Inc. develops a platform for real-time online advertising. The firm offers AppNexus programmable platform, AppNexus Adserver, AppNexus SSP, Yieldex Analytics, and Audience Extension. The company was founded by Michiel Nolet and Brian O'Kelley in 2007 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Seek Asia Pte Ltd. provides online employment services. It offers job boards in Australia, New Zealand, China, Brazil, Mexico, Africa and across South East Asia. The company was founded by Paul Bassat, Andrew Bassat and Matthew Rockman in 1997 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.

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Liberty Media Corp. engages in the operation media, communications, and entertainment businesses. It operates through the SIRIUS XM Holdings and Formula 1 segments. The SIRIUS XM Holdings segment operates two audio entertainment businesses, Sirius XM and Pandora. Sirius M features music, sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic, weather channels, and infotainment services. Pandora provides music, comedy, and podcast streaming discovery platform. The Formula 1 segment refers to a global motorsports business that holds exclusive commercial rights with respect to the World Championship, an annual, motor race-based competition. The company was founded on March 28, 1991 and is headquartered in Englewood, CO.

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National Rugby League Ltd. Recreation & Leisure | Moore Park, Australia

National Rugby League Ltd. engages in rugby league competition run by the Australian Rugby League Commission. It offers community relations program in Australian sport, known as NRL Community. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Moore Park, Australia.

Bankrate, Inc. Internet Software & Services | New York, NY

We at Bankrate, Inc. have over three decades' experience in financial publishing. Bankrate was born in 1976 as "Bank Rate Monitor," a print publisher for the banking industry. The "Bank Rate Monitor" newsletter we originally distributed contained much of the same rate research and information we're known for and respected for today. After two decades of conducting quality, trusted rate research, we took our product to the Web, expanded our offerings and made our online debut in 1996. Since then, we have increased our site traffic to over 7 million monthly unique visitors, expanded our distribution outlets, added new content channels and continually strive to provide a better, more comprehensive consumer experience. Today, Bankrate, Inc. is the Web's leading aggregator of financial rate information, offering an unparalleled depth and breadth of rate data and financial content. Bankrate continually surveys approximately 4,800 financial institutions in all 50 states in order to provide clear, objective, and unbiased rates to consumers. Our flagship Web site, Bankrate.com, provides free rate information to consumers on more than 300 financial products, including mortgages, credit cards, new and used automobile loans, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, checking and ATM fees, home equity loans and online banking fees. In addition to rate data, we publish original and objective personal finance stories to help consumers make informed financial decisions. Our staff of award winning reporters and editors provides expert advice on just about every major financial decision facing our readers: from purchasing their first home, to selecting a new car, to saving for retirement. Hundreds of print publications depend on Bankrate as the trusted source for financial rates and information, including 8 of the top 10 newspapers in the country, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Boston Globe. And you will see our data frequently referenced on "CNN," "CNBC," "Fox Business News," "ABC News" and many other major broadcast news outlets.

Cengage Learning Holdings II, Inc. Publishing | Boston, MA

Cengage Learning Holdings II, Inc. is an education and technology company, which engages in the provision of content, print and digital teaching and learning solutions, software, and associated educational services. It operates through the following segments: Learning, Gale, and International. The Learning segment involves in producing a digital and print educational solutions and associated services for the academic, skills, and school markets. The Gale segment offers research platforms which provide access to original content, collections of primary source materials, and aggregated periodicals to learners at libraries, colleges, universities, schools, and businesses. The International segment consists of distributing educational solutions in academic disciplines. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Competitors
Facebook, Inc. Internet Software & Services - Menlo Park, CA

Facebook, Inc. operates as a social networking company worldwide. The company engages in the development of social media applications for people to connect through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces. It enables users to share opinions, ideas, photos, videos, and other activities online. The firm's products include Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Oculus. The company was founded by Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris R. Hughes, Andrew McCollum, and Eduardo P. Saverin on February 4, 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

Netflix, Inc. Entertainment - Los Gatos, CA

Netflix, Inc. is a streaming entertainment service company, which provides subscription service streaming movies and television episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by mail. It operates through the following segments: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming and Domestic DVD. The Domestic Streaming segment derives revenues from monthly membership fees for services consisting solely of streaming content to its members in the United States. The International Streaming segment includes fees from members outside the United States. The Domestic DVD segment covers revenues from services consisting solely of DVD-by-mail. The company was founded by Marc Randolph and Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr., on August 29, 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, CA.

Alphabet, Inc. Internet Software & Services - Mountain View, CA

Alphabet, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the business of acquisition and operation of different companies. It operates through the Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes its main Internet products such as ads, Android, Chrome, hardware, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Search, and YouTube. The Other Bets segment consists of businesses such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Verily, Waymo, and X. The company was founded by Lawrence E. Page and Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin on October 2, 2015 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Awards & Honors
Rank #327
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #327
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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