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Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

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- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
- SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.


Discovery Communications, Inc. (DCI) is a media and entertainment company. It operates as one of the world’s largest nonfiction media companies. The company provides original and purchased content across multiple distribution platforms including digital distribution arrangements in the US and in 220 other countries throughout the world. DCI offers than 190 worldwide television networks including TLC, Science, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, and joint venture networks such as Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), The Hub, and 3net among others. It operates international networks comprising over 240 unique distribution feeds in 40 languages. The company also has a diverse portfolio of websites and other digital media services; and develops and sells curriculum-based education products and services in the US and other international markets. DCI is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, the US.

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Table Of Contents

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 5
Section 1 - About the Company 6
Discovery Communications, Inc. - Key Facts 6
Discovery Communications, Inc. - Key Employees 7
Discovery Communications, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 8
Discovery Communications, Inc. - Major Products and Services 9
Discovery Communications, Inc. - History 10
Discovery Communications, Inc. - Company Statement 14
Discovery Communications, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 15
Head Office 15
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 15
Section 2 - Company Analysis 18
Discovery Communications, Inc. - Business Description 18
Discovery Communications, Inc. - Corporate Strategy 19
Discovery Communications, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 20
SWOT Analysis - Overview 20
Discovery Communications, Inc. - Strengths 20
Strength - Networks Portfolio 20
Strength - Large Subscriber Base 20
Strength - Industry Recognition 21
Discovery Communications, Inc. - Weaknesses 22
Weakness - Working Capital Concerns 22
Discovery Communications, Inc. - Opportunities 23
Opportunity - Expanding Entertainment and Media Industry 23
Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives 23
Opportunity - Inorganic Growth 23
Discovery Communications, Inc. - Threats 24
Threat - Competitive Landscape 24
Threat - Regulatory Industry 24
Threat - Intellectual Property Risks 24
Discovery Communications, Inc. - Key Competitors 25
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 27
Performance Chart 28
Financial Performance 28
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 29
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 30
Discovery Communications, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 31
Section 4 - Appendix 32
Methodology 32
Ratio Definitions 32
About GlobalData 36
Contact Us 36
Disclaimer 36

List of Tables
Discovery Communications, Inc., Key Facts 6
Discovery Communications, Inc., Key Employees 7
Discovery Communications, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8
Discovery Communications, Inc., Major Products and Services 9
Discovery Communications, Inc., History 10
Discovery Communications, Inc., Other Locations 15
Discovery Communications, Inc., Subsidiaries 16
Discovery Communications, Inc., Key Competitors 25
Discovery Communications, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 26
Discovery Communications, Inc., Annual Ratios 27
Discovery Communications, Inc., Interim Ratios 29
Discovery Communications, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 31
Currency Codes 32
Capital Market Ratios 32
Equity Ratios 33
Profitability Ratios 33
Cost Ratios 34
Liquidity Ratios 34
Leverage Ratios 35
Efficiency Ratios 35

List of Figures
Discovery Communications, Inc., Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 28
Discovery Communications, Inc., Ratio Charts 30

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