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Discovery Stock Analysis

I've been investing in Discovery $DISCA since last week. Hopefully, the stock price will keep going down so that we can buy more. Just like ViacomCBS $VIAC , Discovery was a victim of the margin call on Archegos Capital, managed by Bill Hwang. The stock gained 300% in one year before crashing by 60% in weeks.

📺 𝘽𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝘿𝙚𝙨𝙘𝙧𝙞𝙥𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣:

• Discovery is a Mass media factual television company, operating under

two segments: US Networks and International Networks

• US Networks: Discovery Channel, Food Network, HGTV, TLC, Animal

Planet, amongst others

• International Networks: Eurosport, Dmax, amongst others

• Launched streaming service, Discovery+, earlier this year

• Exclusive Rights to Olympics and BBC (outside UK, China and Ireland),

• 800 million monthly unique viewers globally

• 250 million hours viewed daily

• 65% of revenues in 2020 came from US Networks, 38% Advertising and

27% Distribution

• 35% of revenues in 2020 came from International Networks, 15%

Advertising and 19% Distribution

• Since shows are factual, expenses are limited compared to competitors

with 2020 operating margins of 25% vs 18% for Viacom and Netflix

$NFLX and 2% for Disney $DIS (20% in 2019)


• Content creation/acquisition is less expensive compared to competitors

• Olympics in 2021 could bring $175 million to $200 million in operating

income before depreciation and amortization

• Discovery+ ARPU expected to 3-4X US Networks Linear

• Possible share buybacks


• Streaming business is very competitive with Netflix, Disney+, Amazon

Prime, Apple TV+ and others

• Streaming business might be a cash flow drain in initial years

• Cable Networks businesses are in decline

• Concentrated business

💵𝙁𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝘼𝙣𝙖𝙡𝙮𝙨𝙞𝙨:

• Revenues of $10.7 Billion in FY20 down from $11.1 Billion in FY19

• Operating income of $2.73 Billion in FY20 vs $3.19 Billion in FY19

• Net income of $1.21 Billion in FY20 down from $2.06 billion in FY19

• Free Cash flow of $2.33 Billion in FY20 vs $3.11 million for FY19

• Balance Sheet

Total assets: $34.0 Billion ; total liabilities: $22.0 Billion; book value: $10.4


Cash: $2.09 Billion, debts: $15.4 Billion, current assets: $6.13 Billion,

current liabilities: $3.08 Billion

💰𝙑𝙖𝙡𝙪𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙘𝙡𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣:

My analysis shows that Discovery stock is undervalued, even with a margin of safety.

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