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  • Previous Rank
    406
  • Revenues ($M)
    $6,497
  • Revenue Percent Change
    1.6%
  • Profits ($M)
    $1,194
  • Profits Percent Change
    15.5%
  • Assets ($M)
    $15,758
  • Employees
    7,000
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)
    $11,306

The mass media company based out of Maryland is known for the Discovery Channel, TLC, and Animal planet. The company purchased Scripps in mid-2017.

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Company Info

CEO
David M. Zaslav
CEO Title
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Sector
Media
Industry
Entertainment
HQ Location
Silver Spring, MD
Websitehttp://www.discoverycommunications.com
Years on Fortune 500 List4
Employees7,000

Discovery Communications Rank History

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Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$6,4971.6%
Profits ($M)$1,19415.5%
Assets ($M)$15,758-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$5,167-
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$11,306-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues18.4%
Profits as % of Assets7.6%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity23.1%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)1.96
EPS % Change (from 2015)24.1%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)7%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2016)2.7%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)6%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)14.1%