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  • Previous Rank85
  • Revenues ($M)31,867
  • Revenue Percent Change-12.9%
  • Profits ($M)4,514
  • Profits Percent Change-36.4%
  • Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)71,948

Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment company dominated the box office in 2014—yes, even during an otherwise sluggish summer movie season. Hits like X-Men: Days of Future Past and Rio 2 helped give the company a strong end to its most recent fiscal year, with revenues increasing 15% over the prior year, to $31.87 billion. Fox’s $80 billion bid to purchase Time Warner, however, did not go over so well. After the latter’s board rejected the offer, Murdoch decided to walk away last August.

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Company Info

CEO
James R. Murdoch
Industry
Entertainment
Sector
Media
HQ Location
New York, NY
Websitehttp://www.21cf.com
Years on List11

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)31,867-12.9%
Profits ($M)4,514-36.4%
Total Stockholder Equity17,418-
Employees27,000-
Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)71,948-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues14.2%
Profits as % of Assets8.2%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity25.9%

Earnings Per Share (last fiscal year)

Earnings Per Share ($)1.99
EPS % Change (from 2013)-34.3%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2014)10.1%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)27%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)9.7%