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How to buy Discovery stock

Learn how to easily invest in Discovery stock.

Discovery is an entertainment business based in the US. Discovery shares (DISCA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Discovery employs 11,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $12.2 billion.

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Discovery stock price (NASDAQ: DISCA)

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Discovery shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-11-13.
Latest market close$24.43
52-week range$22.50 - $31.12
50-day moving average $26.83
200-day moving average $26.70
Wall St. target price$37.33
PE ratio 17.7286
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.38

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Is it a good time to buy Discovery stock?

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Discovery price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $24.43 from 2022-04-08

1 week (2023-01-22) N/A
1 month (2022-12-29) N/A
3 months (2022-10-29) N/A
6 months (2022-07-29) N/A
1 year (2022-02-02) -11.77%
2 years (2021-02-02) -39.05%
3 years (2020-01-31) 29.26
5 years (2018-02-02) 2.60%

Is Discovery stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Discovery stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Discovery's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Discovery's P/E ratio

Discovery's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Discovery shares trade at around 18x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Discovery's PEG ratio

Discovery's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.4839. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Discovery's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Discovery's EBITDA

Discovery's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3.7 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Discovery's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Discovery financials

Revenue TTM $12.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 17%
Gross profit TTM $7.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.78%
Return on equity TTM 9.29%
Profit margin 8.25%
Book value $17.70
Market capitalisation $12.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Discovery's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Discovery.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Discovery's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 23.16

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Discovery's overall score of 23.16 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 21st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Discovery is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Discovery's environmental score

Environmental score: 5.16/100

Discovery's environmental score of 5.16 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Discovery is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Discovery's social score

Social score: 15.63/100

Discovery's social score of 15.63 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Discovery is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Discovery's governance score

Governance score: 13.37/100

Discovery's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Discovery is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Discovery's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Discovery scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Discovery has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Discovery Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 23.16
Total ESG percentile 21.36
Environmental score 5.16
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 15.63
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 13.37
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 1

Discovery share dividends

We're not expecting Discovery to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Discovery's shares ever split?

Discovery's shares were split on a 1957:1000 basis on 6 August 2014. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1957 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Discovery shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 48.9% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Discovery shares which in turn could have impacted Discovery's share price.

Discovery share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Discovery's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22.5 up to $31.12. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DISCA.US volatility(beta: 1.13)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Discovery's is 1.127. This would suggest that Discovery's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Discovery overview

Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc. , a media company, provides content across various distribution platforms in approximately 50 languages worldwide. It also produces, develops, and distributes feature films, television, gaming, and other content in various physical and digital formats through basic networks, direct-to-consumer or theatrical, TV content, and games licensing. The company owns and operates various television networks under the Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Science, MotorTrend, Discovery en Español, Discovery Familia, Eurosport, TVN, Discovery Kids, Discovery Family, American Heroes Channel, Destination America, Discovery Life, Magnolia Network, Cooking Channel, ID, the Oprah Winfrey Network, Eurosport, DMAX, and Discovery Home & Health brands, as well as other regional television networks. Its content spans genres, including survival, natural history, exploration, sports, general entertainment, home, food, travel, heroes, adventure, crime and investigation, health, and kids. The company also operates production studios that develop and produce content; and digital products and Websites.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Discovery is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.769% of Discovery shares are held by insiders and 112.496% by institutions.
How many people work for Discovery?
Latest data suggests 11,000 work at Discovery.
When does the fiscal year end for Discovery?
Discovery's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Discovery based?
Discovery's address is: 230 Park Avenue South, New York, NY, United States, 10003
What is Discovery's ISIN number?
Discovery's international securities identification number is: US9344231041
What is Discovery's CUSIP number?
Discovery's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 25468Y107

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