News Corp Balance Sheet - Annual (NASDAQ:NWS)

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$15.6 $0.05 (0.32%) NWS stock closing price Jul 19, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of a company involves interpreting the income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statements of the company to draw insights like we've done in our News Corp stock analysis. A balance sheet can help evaluate the financial performance of a company. Ratios like return on total assets and current ratio, which also uses cash on hand can be used to measure the operating efficiency of a firm, and can be used to conduct a more accurate News Corp stock analysis. Annual results are typically accompanied with the company releasing financial statements. The balance sheet shows total liabilities of $3.46B and shareholders equity of $11.09B. News Corp revenue and News Corp operating cash flow are important in understanding the financial capacity of the company.

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Marketable Securities-------
Raw Materials-------
Work In Progress-------
Finished Goods-------
Notes Receivable-------
Other Current Assets523M513M714M737M927M613M-
Total Current Assets
Property Plant & Equipment4.96B4.93B5.29B5.63B5.28B5.58B-
Accumulated Depreciation3.34B2.52B2.54B2.62B2.28B2.31B-
Net Property Plant & Equipment
Investment & Advances2.03B2.27B2.38B2.61B2.5B1.13B-
Other Non-Current Assets-------
Deferred Charges525M602M-----
Deposits & Other Assets442M396M688M682M598M526M-
Total Assets
Notes Payable-------
Accounts Payable222M217M239M276M242M284M-
Current Portion Long-Term Debt-------
Current Portion Capital Leases-------
Accrued Expenses1.2B1.37B1.15B1.19B1.11B996M-
Income Taxes Payable-------
Other Current Liabilities1.03B854M765M800M821M1.19B-
Total Current Liabilities
Deferred Taxes/Income61M171M166M224M152M926M-
Convertible Debt-------
Long-Term Debt276M369M-----
Non-Current Capital Leases-------
Other Long-Term Liabilities670M699M636M582M624M778M-
Total Liabilities
Minority Interest-------
Preferred Stock20M20M20M20M20M--
Common Stock Net6M6M6M6M6M--
Capital Surplus12.4B12.43B12.43B12.39B12.28B--
Retained Earnings-648M150M88M237M---
Treasury Stock-------
Other Liabilities-680M-808M-411M766M389M8.92B-
Shareholders Equity11.09B11.8B12.14B13.42B12.7B8.92B-
Total Liabilities & Shareholders Equity14.55B15.48B15.09B16.49B15.64B13.09B-
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Most investors just check the News Corp stock price, and News Corp historical stock prices before investing. While share price is an important factor, one should also look at financials and valuation metrics like the News Corp PE ratio chart. Below is a brief explanation of common balance sheet terms:

  • Assets: An asset is a resource that a corporation like News Corp owns and has economic value. The two major types of assets are: fixed assets like real estate, plant and machinery and current assets like cash, marketable securities and inventory. The total asset value for NWS stock as of 2017 is $14.55B. Its easy to associate the term with manufacturing companies, which invest a lot in factories and equipment. However, the same cannot be said about tech stocks.
  • Liabilities: This item on the balance sheet implies the firm's, in this case News Corp's, legal obligations including loans, accounts payable, deferred revenue, accrued expenses and mortgages. The total liabilities for NWS stock stand at $3.46B.

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