News Corp -A Balance Sheet - Annual (NASDAQ:NWSA)

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$15.28 $0.21 (1.36%) NWSA stock closing price Jul 20, 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 -A stock analysis. Financial strength can be guaged by performing News Corp -A stock analysis and by analyzing the balance sheet. Annual results announcements include the release of all three financial statements, of which the balance sheet is one. Apart from analyzing News Corp -A revenue News Corp -A operating cash flow, one needs to check balance sheet items like cash, fixed assets and debt. The News Corp -A balance sheet for 2017 shows cash on hand of $2.02B. The company has a debt to equity ratio of 0.02.

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Marketable Securities-------
Raw Materials-------
Work In Progress-------
Finished Goods-------
Notes Receivable-------
Other Current Assets523M513M651M671M680M613M-
Total Current Assets
Property Plant & Equipment-------
Accumulated Depreciation-------
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 -A stock price, and News Corp -A 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 -A 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 -A owns and has monetary significance. NWSA assets decreased from $15.48B in 2016 to $14.55B in 2017. Assets can be of two types: fixed assets like real estate, plant and machinery; and current assets which includes cash, accounts receivable etc. Tech stocks typically don't have too many assets.
  • Liabilities: This item on the balance sheet implies the firm's, in this case News Corp -A's, legal obligations including loans, accounts payable, deferred revenue, accrued expenses and mortgages. The total liabilities for NWSA stock stand at $3.46B.

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