Fox Q2 Performance Falls Marginally Short of Street Expectations, Authorizes $4 Billion Buyback

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August 11, 2022 Updated: August 11, 2022

Fox Corp. reported fourth-quarter FY22 revenue growth of 5 percent year-on-year to $3.03 billion, missing the consensus of $3.05 billion.

Affiliate revenues increased 4 percent Y/Y to $1.73 billion with 2 percent growth in the Cable Network Programming segment and 7 percent growth in the Television segment.

Advertising revenues increased 7 percent Y/Y to $1.06 billion, primarily due to continued pricing strength at the FOX Network and continued growth at Tubi.

Other revenues increased 4 percent to $252 million due to the consolidation of entertainment production companies.

Adjusted EPS of $0.74 missed the consensus of $0.76.

Adjusted EBITDA increased 7 percent Y/Y to $770 million.

Fox generated $1.88 billion in operating cash flow compared to $2.64 billion last year. It held $5.2 billion in cash and equivalents at the end of Q4.

Buyback

Fox authorized a $4 billion stock repurchase program. To date, the Company has repurchased $1.9 billion of its Class A common stock and $784 million of its Class B common stock.

CEO Lachlan Murdoch said: “We begin Fiscal 2023 with strong momentum, supported by an enviable schedule of live sporting events and the mid-term election cycle, and bolstered by a best-in-class balance sheet.”

By Anusuya Lahiri

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