News Corp Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of News Corp (NWSA) from 2012 to 2016. News Corp generated a total of $8.3 billion revenues during 2016. News Corp reported a revenue growth of -2.7% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in June.

News Corp Revenues From 2012 To 2016

Here are the revenues and the revenue growth details of News Corp during the last five years:

  • News Corp generated a total of $8.7 billion revenues during 2012. News Corp reported a revenue growth of -4.8% year-over-year during 2012.
  • News Corp generated a total of $8.9 billion revenues during 2013. News Corp reported a revenue growth of 2.7% year-over-year during 2013.
  • News Corp generated a total of $8.5 billion revenues during 2014. News Corp reported a revenue growth of -4.6% year-over-year during 2014.
  • News Corp generated a total of $8.5 billion revenues during 2015. News Corp reported a revenue growth of 0.4% year-over-year during 2015.
  • News Corp generated a total of $8.3 billion revenues during 2016. News Corp reported a revenue growth of -2.7% year-over-year during 2016.

Why Analyze Revenue Growth?

Revenue growth is the most commonly analyzed financial metric. Revenue Growth is the percent increase (or decrease) of a company's revenue between two time periods. It is computed by using the following formula: ((revenues during the time period two - revenues during the time period one) / revenues during the time period one)*100. If the time periods are two consecutive years, then the revenue growth is referred to as the annual revenue growth year-over-year. If the time periods are two consecutive quarters, then the revenue growth is referred to as the quarterly revenue growth quarter-over-quarter. If the time periods refer to the same quarter in the two consecutive years, then the revenue growth is referred to as quarterly revenue growth year-over-year. In case the time periods are two non-consecutive years, then the revenue CAGR (Commutative Annual Growth Rate) is computed.

Revenue growth analysis is important for a number of reasons. First, it helps in understanding how a business is performing. If the revenue growth rates are positive, it means the business is performing well and the revenues are increasing. If the revenue growth rates are negative, it means the revenues are declining and the company needs to take measures to increase them. If they don't, the company will continue to shrink. Second, a company's historical revenue growth analysis along with the market size and market share analysis helps in forecasting the future revenues of a company. Third, a comparison of a company's growth rates with its competitors helps in determining who is winning more business. A revenue growth higher than the industry average translates into increasing market share. Companies with very high revenue growth rates have the potential to be the industry disrupters.

News Corp Ranking

With $8.3 billion revenues, News Corp ranked number 337 in the R&P Research list of top-3000 public companies in the US by revenues during 2016. Each one of the top-3000 companies generated more than $50 million of annual revenues during 2016.

The top-20 companies in the US by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Walmart ($482.1 billion)
  2. ExxonMobil ($226.1 billion)
  3. Berkshire Hathaway ($223.6 billion)
  4. Apple ($215.6 billion)
  5. McKesson ($190.9 billion)
  6. UnitedHealth Group ($184.8 billion)
  7. CVS Health ($177.5 billion)
  8. General Motors ($166.4 billion)
  9. AT&T ($163.8 billion)
  10. Ford Motor ($151.8 billion)
  11. AmerisourceBergen ($146.8 billion)
  12. Amazon ($136 billion)
  13. Verizon ($126 billion)
  14. General Electric ($123.7 billion)
  15. Cardinal Health ($121.5 billion)
  16. Costco ($118.7 billion)
  17. Walgreens Boots Alliance ($117.4 billion)
  18. Chevron ($114.5 billion)
  19. Kroger ($109.8 billion)
  20. Express Scripts Holding ($100.3 billion)

For the purpose of performance benchmarking of a company with a sector or industry average, R&P Research associates every company with one sector and one industry. An industry consists of companies with related/similar business models. A sector comprises of a group of related/similar industries. For example, Life Sciences sector is comprised of following industries: Pharmaceuticals; Medical Devices; Biotechnology; Diagnostics & Scientific Instruments.

News Corp is associated with Media & Entertainment Sector and Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment Industry.

With $8.3 billion revenues, News Corp ranked number 9 of all the companies in the US Media & Entertainment sector. There were a total of 64 public companies in the US Media & Entertainment sector that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Media & Entertainment sector by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Comcast ($80.4 billion)
  2. Walt Disney ($55.6 billion)
  3. Time Warner ($29.3 billion)
  4. Twenty-First Century Fox ($27.3 billion)
  5. Omnicom Group ($15.4 billion)
  6. CBS ($13.2 billion)
  7. Viacom ($12.5 billion)
  8. Liberty Interactive ($10.6 billion)
  9. News Corp ($8.3 billion)
  10. Interpublic Group Of Companies ($7.8 billion)

Media & Entertainment sector is comprised of the following industries: Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment; Media Agency Services; Publishing. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:

  • Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry includes companies that provide radio and television programming. It also includes companies that provide music and filmed entertainment.
  • Media Agency Services industry includes companies that provide advertising, public relations and marketing services. It also includes billboard providers and telemarketers.
  • Publishing industry includes newspapers, magazine, and book publishers.

With $8.3 billion revenues, News Corp ranked number 8 of all the companies in the US Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry. There were a total of 38 public companies in the US Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Comcast ($80.4 billion)
  2. Walt Disney ($55.6 billion)
  3. Time Warner ($29.3 billion)
  4. Twenty-First Century Fox ($27.3 billion)
  5. CBS ($13.2 billion)
  6. Viacom ($12.5 billion)
  7. Liberty Interactive ($10.6 billion)
  8. News Corp ($8.3 billion)
  9. Discovery Communications ($6.5 billion)
  10. Liberty Media ($5.3 billion)

Companies Segmentation

To identify and analyze high/low growth or most/least profitable similar-size companies in different sectors or industries, R&P research classifies all companies into different segments based upon their revenues, revenue growth, and net profit margins.

Based upon their annual revenues, the companies are classified into one of the following four segments:

  1. Mega companies, having revenues greater than $50 billion.
  2. Very Large companies, having revenues between $10 billion and $50 billion.
  3. Large companies, having revenues between $1 billion and $10 billion.
  4. Mid-size companies, having revenues between $50 million and $1 billion.

With $8.3 billion revenues, News Corp was in the Large companies revenue segment during 2016. There were a total of 1097 companies in the Large companies revenue segment during 2016.

Based upon their annual revenue growth, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth greater than 50%.
  2. High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth less than -50%.

With -2.7% revenue growth year-over-year, News Corp was in the Low negative revenue growth segment during 2016. There were a total of 384 companies in the Low negative revenue growth segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 1985 (nearly two-third of the total) had positive revenue growth and 1015 (nearly one-third of the total) had negative revenue growth during 2016.

Based upon their annual net profit margin, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive margin companies, having net profit margin greater than 50%.
  2. High positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative margin companies, having net profit margin less than -50%.

With a net margin of 2.2%, News Corp was in the Low positive net profit margin segment during 2016. There were a total of 707 companies in the Low positive net profit margin segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 2244 (nearly three-fourth of the total) had positive net profit margin and 756 (nearly one-fourth of the total) had negative net profit margin during 2016.

Company Business Summary

News Corporation, a media and information services company, creates and distributes content for consumers and businesses worldwide. It operates through News and Information Services, Book Publishing, Digital Real Estate Services, and Cable Network Programming segments. The company distributes content and data products, including The Wall Street Journal, Factiva, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, Barron's, MarketWatch, Dow Jones PEVC, and DJX through various media channels, such as newspapers, newswires, Websites, applications for mobile devices, tablets and e-book readers, newsletters, magazines, proprietary databases, conferences, and videos. It also owns and operates daily, Sunday, weekly, and bi-weekly newspapers comprising The Australian, The Weekend Australian, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, Herald Sun, Sunday Herald Sun, The Courier Mail, The Sunday Mail, The Advertiser, Sunday Mail, The Sun, The Sun on Sunday, The Times, The Sunday Times, and New York Post, as well as digital mastheads and other Websites. In addition, the company offers home-delivered shopper media that include free-standing inserts and direct mail products; in-store marketing products and services primarily to consumer packaged goods manufacturers; in-store merchandising services; and digital marketing solutions. Further, it publishes general fiction, nonfiction, children's, and religious books; and provides sports programming services with eight television channels distributed through cable, satellite and IP, various interactive viewing applications, and broadcast rights to live sporting events. Additionally, the company offers property and property-related services on its Websites and mobile applications, as well as residential and commercial property Websites; online real estate services; and professional software and services products, which comprise Top Producer, FiveStreet, and ListHub. News Corporation is headquartered in New York, New York.

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Revenues Analysis

News Corp (NWSA) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of News Corp (NWSA) from 2012 to 2016. News Corp generated a total of $8.3 billion revenues during 2016. News Corp reported a revenue growth of -2.7% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in June.

News Corp (NWSA) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2011 To 2016

This report provides the last six years revenues and revenue growth of News Corp (NWSA) from 2011 to 2016. News Corp generated a total of $8.3 billion revenues during 2016. News Corp reported a revenue growth of -2.7% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in June.

News Corp (NWSA) Revenue Growth Comparison With Industry Growth From 2012...

This report provides a comparison of News Corp (NWSA) revenue growth with Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry growth during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. News Corp reported a revenue growth of -2.7% year-over-year during 2016. The Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry growth was 4.6% year-over-year during 2016. News Corp growth was slower than the industry during 2016.

Profit Analysis

News Corp (NWSA) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2013 To...

This report provides the last four years net profit and net margin of News Corp (NWSA) from 2013 to 2016. News Corp reported a total net income of $179 million during 2016. News Corp generated a total of $8.3 billion revenues during 2016. News Corp net profit margin was 2.2% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in June.

News Corp (NWSA) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2011 To...

This report provides the last six years net profit and net margin of News Corp (NWSA) from 2011 to 2016. News Corp reported a total net income of $179 million during 2016. News Corp generated a total of $8.3 billion revenues during 2016. News Corp net profit margin was 2.2% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in June.

News Corp (NWSA) Net Profit Margin Comparison With Industry From 2012...

This report provides a comparison of News Corp (NWSA) net profit margin with Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry net profit margin during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. News Corp reported a net profit margin of 2.2% during 2016. The Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry net profit margin was 11.6% during 2016. News Corp was less profitable than the industry during 2016.

Cost & Expenses Analysis

News Corp (NWSA) Cost of Sales (COGS) Analysis From 2012 To...

This report provides the last five years cost of sales (COGS) analysis of News Corp (NWSA) from 2012 to 2016. News Corp spent a total of $4.7 billion on COGS during 2016. News Corp generated a total of $8.3 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, News Corp spent 57% of its total revenues on COGS during 2016. The cost of sales (COGS) numbers are for the fiscal year ending in June.

News Corp (NWSA) Research & Development (R&D) Spending Analysis 2016

R&D spending analysis for News Corp is not available because either the company does not provide the data or we don't have it.

News Corp (NWSA) Sales, Marketing, General & Administrative (SG&A) Spending Analysis...

This report provides the last five years sales, marketing, general & administrative (SG&A) expenses of News Corp (NWSA) from 2012 to 2016. News Corp spent a total of $2.7 billion on sales, marketing, general, and administrative (SG&A) activities during 2016. News Corp generated a total of $8.3 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, News Corp spent 32.8% of its total revenues on SG&A activities during 2016. The SG&A spending numbers are for the fiscal year ending in June.

Working Capital Analysis

News Corp (NWSA) Inventory Spending Analysis 2016

Inventory spending analysis for News Corp is not available because either the company does not provide the data or we don't have it.

News Corp (NWSA) Accounts Receivable (A/R) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Accounts Receivable (A/R) analysis of News Corp (NWSA) from 2012 to 2016. News Corp invested a total of $1.2 billion on accounts receivable during 2016. News Corp generated a total of $8.3 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, News Corp invested 14.8% of its total revenues on accounts receivable during 2016. The accounts receivable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in June.

News Corp (NWSA) Accounts Payable (A/P) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Accounts Payable (A/P) analysis of News Corp (NWSA) from 2012 to 2016. News Corp invested a total of $217 million on accounts payable during 2016. News Corp generated a total of $8.3 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, News Corp invested 2.6% of its total revenues on accounts payable activities during 2016. The accounts payable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in June.

Asset Management Analysis

News Corp (NWSA) Property, Plant & Equipment (PP&E) Investment Analysis From...

This report provides the last five years property, plant & equipment (PP&E) investment analysis of News Corp (NWSA) from 2012 to 2016. News Corp invested a total of $2.4 billion on property, plant & equipment (PP&E) activities during 2016. News Corp generated a total of $8.3 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, News Corp invested 29% of its total revenues on PP&E activities during 2016. The PP&E investment numbers are for the fiscal year ending in June.

News Corp (NWSA) Intangible Assets Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Intangible assets analysis of News Corp (NWSA) from 2012 to 2016. News Corp invested a total of $5.9 billion on Intangible assets during 2016. News Corp generated a total of $8.3 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, News Corp invested 71.4% of its total revenues on intangible assets during 2016. The Intangible asset numbers are for the fiscal year ending in June.

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