News Corp-cl A trades in the stock market as ticker NWSA. Business Summary & Profile For News Corp-cl A.

News Corp-cl A

News Corporation operates as a diversified media company worldwide. Its Cable Network Programming segment produces and licenses news, business news, sports, general entertainment, and movie programming for distribution through cable television systems and direct broadcast satellite operators primarily in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The company’s Filmed Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures for distribution and licensing in entertainment media, as well as produces and licenses television programming worldwide. Its Television segment operates 27 broadcast television stations in the United States. The company’s Direct Broadcast Satellite Television segment distributes programming services via satellite and broadband directly to subscribers in Italy. Its Publishing segment provides newspapers and information services, such as publishing national newspapers in the United Kingdom, approximately 146 newspapers in Australia, and a metropolitan and a national newspaper in the United States; book publishing services, including the publishing of English language books worldwide; and integrated marketing services comprising the publishing of free-standing inserts, which are marketing booklets containing coupons, rebates, and other consumer offers, as well as provides in-store marketing products and services, primarily to consumer packaged goods manufacturers in the United States and Canada. The company also sells advertising, sponsorships, and subscription services on the company’s various digital media properties and outdoor advertising space on various media primarily in Russia and eastern Europe; and provides data systems and professional services that enable teachers to use data to assess student progress and deliver individualized instructions. News Corporation was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
51,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 08/15/11
Founded in 1922
LAST $19.01 USD
CHANGE TODAY +0.17 0.90%
As of 8:09 PM 02/16/12 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

Snapshot of NEWS CORP-CL A (NWSA)

01/20/12 - $19.79
08/9/11 - $13.38
K = Thousands  M = Millions  B = Billions

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Key developments for NEWS CORP-CL A (NWSA)

News Corp. Appoints Hamish McLennan as Executive Vice President, Office of the Chairman

News Corp. announced the appointment of Hamish McLennan to the position of executive vice president, office of the chairman. Mr. McLennan, who will divide his time between New York and Sydney, will report to the company's chairman & CEO Rupert Murdoch and president & COO Chase Carey. Prior to joining in the company, McLennan served as chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam. In this newly created role, Mr. McLennan will be responsible for developing and enhancing News Corporation's large-scale, global brand partnerships in order to maximize revenue derived from the company's deep portfolio of media assets. McLennan will collaborate closely with senior business leaders across News Corporation to strengthen the Company's rich and sustainable marketing alliances, and better position its core assets -- and their digital extensions-- for today's global marketplace.

News Corp. Consolidates Global Government Affairs Activities Under Michael Regan; Announces Executive Changes

News Corp. announced it has consolidated its global government affairs activities under Michael Regan, Executive Vice President of Government Affairs, effective immediately. As part of the new structure, Frederic Michel is being promoted to the newly-created role of Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy for Europe. In this capacity, Mr. Michel will lead regulatory and public policy efforts for News Corporation and its broad portfolio of businesses operating across Europe, reporting to Mr. Regan. Mr. Michel, who has most recently been Director of Public Affairs for Europe, will head the Company's new Brussels-based operation. Prior to joining News Corp., Mr. Michel was Founding Director of the international think tank Policy Network. As part of the new structure, Joe Welch, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for Asia, will report to Mr. Regan. Mr. Welch, who will continue to be based in Hong Kong, has been with the Company since 2005 and oversees public policy and regulatory advocacy for News Corp. business units across the region. Previously, he served as MCI WorldCom's Asia Director of Government Affairs and earlier was an attorney at the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C.

News Corp. Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended December 31, 2011; Declares Dividend Payable on April 18, 2012

News Corp. reported consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended December 31, 2011. For the quarter, the company reported revenues was $8,975 million against $8,761 million a year ago. Income before income tax expense was $1,500 million against $865 million a year ago. Net income attributable to company stockholders was $1,057 million against $642 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share was $0.42 against $0.24 per share a year ago. The quarterly revenue increase was led by growth at the company's Cable Network Programming, Television and Filmed Entertainment segments, partially offset by declines at the Company's Publishing and Other segments. For the year, the company reported revenues was $16,934 million against $16,187 million a year ago. Income before income tax expense was $2,563 million against $1,884 million a year ago. Net income attributable to company stockholders was $1,795 million against $1,417 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share was $0.70 against $0.54 per share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $596 million against $653 million a year ago. Property, plant and equipment, net of acquisitions was $485 million against $555 million a year ago. The company has declared a dividend of $0.085 per Class A share and Class B share. This dividend is payable on April 18, 2012 with a record date for determining dividend entitlements of March 14, 2012.

NWSA Competitors

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Comcast Corp $28.65 USD +0.125
Time Warner Cable Inc $77.04 USD +0.21
Time Warner Inc $37.90 USD +0.42
Vivendi SA €16.59 EUR +0.22
Walt Disney Co/The $41.54 USD +0.29
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Industry Analysis

Valuation NWSA Industry Range
Price/Earnings 14.5x
Price/Sales 1.4x
Price/Book 1.7x
Price/Cash Flow 7.3x
TEV/Sales 0.2x



NWSA transactions

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