Business Analysis of Twenty-First Century Fox

 Analyze Historical Performance, Strategic Priorities, And Business Improvement Opportunities of Twenty-First Century Fox

TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX

Business Overview

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. operates as a diversified media and entertainment company worldwide. It operates through Cable Network Programming, Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Direct Broadcast Satellite Television segments. The Cable Network Programming segment produces and licenses news, business news, sports, general entertainment, and movie programming for distribution primarily through cable television systems, direct broadcast satellite operators, telecommunications companies, and online video distributors in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The Television segment broadcasts network programming in the United States; and operates 28 broadcast television stations, including 10 duopolies in the United States. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures for distribution and licensing in various formats and entertainment media, as well as produces and licenses television programming worldwide. The Direct Broadcast Satellite Television segment distributes basic, premium, and pay-per-view programming services through satellite, cable, and broadband directly to subscribers in Italy, Germany, and Austria. The company was formerly known as News Corporation. Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Twenty-First Century Fox

Twenty-First Century Fox


R&P Rank: 97
Sector: Media & Entertainment
Industry:Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment
H.Q Location:New York
Website: www.21cf.com
Company Address:
1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10036
Ph:212-852-7000

Business Analysis of Twenty-First Century Fox

The Media & Entertainment Sector is witnessing a major shakeup, new age business models in the industry are transforming both customers and businesses. Faced with this uncertainity, companies are investing resources to transform their business. An in-depth business analysis is a valuable resource to identify and articulate the need for a business model change. At R&P Research we believe, the starting point for a business analysis is Benchmarking. Business benchmarking can be done at various levels: 1) Industry Benchmarking 2) Peer Benchmarking 3) Disruptors Benchmarking. In this report, we share the snapshot of how Twenty-First Century Fox compares against the industry on the major performance indicators. This analysis, along with peer group/disruptors benchmarking and revenue model understanding can help identify growth and cost optimization opportunities to maximize the value delivered by Twenty-First Century Fox to its stakeholders. R&P Research Industry Intelligence Platform provides historical data for last 15 years with an easy to use benchmarking interface for an in-depth comparative business analysis.

Here is the performance snapshot of Twenty-First Century Fox with an interactive chart.

  1. Revenue Growth: Twenty-First Century Fox reported a revenue growth of -5.7% year-on-year during 2016. Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment Industry grew at 4.6% in the same period
  2. COGS share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Twenty-First Century Fox spent 62.7% of its total revenues on COGS. Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry average (COGS share of revenue) in the same period was 28.0%
  3. R&D share of Revenues: Twenty-First Century Fox R&D share of Revenues details are not available because either company does not share the data or we do not have it
  4. SG&A share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Twenty-First Century Fox spent 13.4% of its total revenues on Sales, Marketing, and General Administration (SG&A). Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry average SG&A spending in the same period was 43.3%
  5. Inventory share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Twenty-First Century Fox spent 37.8% of its total revenues on Inventories. Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry average Inventory spending in the same period was 11.2%
  6. Accounts Payable share of Revenues: Twenty-First Century Fox Accounts Payable share of Revenues details are not available because either company does not share the data or we do not have it
  7. Accounts Receivable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Twenty-First Century Fox invested 24.3% of its total revenues on Accounts Receivable (A/R). Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry average Accounts Receivable investment in the same period was 17.3%
  8. PP&E share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Twenty-First Century Fox invested 6.2% of its total revenues on Property, Plants, and Equipments (PP&E). Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry average PPE investment in the same period was 29.4%
  9. Intangibles share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Twenty-First Century Fox invested 71.4% of its total revenues on Intangibles. Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry average Intangibles investment in the same period was 113.0%
  10. Net Margins: Twenty-First Century Fox Net Margins in the year 2016 were 10.1%. Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry average Net Margins in the same period were 11.6%

Sector and Industry Association of Twenty-First Century Fox

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.

Twenty-First Century Fox is associated with Media & Entertainment Sector and Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment Industry.

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.

Industry Ranking of Twenty-First Century Fox

With $27.3 billion revenues, Twenty-First Century Fox ranked number 4 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)

Business Model Analysis (BMA) Framework

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Revenues Analysis

Twenty-First Century Fox (FOX) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To...

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOX) from 2012 to 2016. Twenty-First Century Fox generated a total of $27.3 billion revenues during 2016. Twenty-First Century Fox reported a revenue growth of -5.7% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in June.

Twenty-First Century Fox (FOX) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2003 To...

This report provides the last fourteen years revenues and revenue growth of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOX) from 2003 to 2016. Twenty-First Century Fox generated a total of $27.3 billion revenues during 2016. Twenty-First Century Fox reported a revenue growth of -5.7% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in June.

Twenty-First Century Fox (FOX) Revenue Growth Comparison With Industry Growth From...

This report provides a comparison of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOX) revenue growth with Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry growth during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. Twenty-First Century Fox reported a revenue growth of -5.7% year-over-year during 2016. The Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry growth was 4.6% year-over-year during 2016. Twenty-First Century Fox growth was slower than the industry during 2016.

Profit Analysis