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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
_________________________________________
FORM 10-Q
_________________________________________
(Mark One)
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2022
or
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from to
Commission File Number 001-35769
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NEWS CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
_________________________________________
Delaware 46-2950970
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York
10036
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(212) 416-3400
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading
Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange
on which registered
Class A Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share NWSA The Nasdaq Global Select Market
Class B Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share NWS The Nasdaq Global Select Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer
Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer
Smaller reporting company
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes No
As of November 4, 2022, 382,351,488 shares of Class A Common Stock and 193,276,309 shares of Class B Common Stock were outstanding.


NEWS CORPORATION
FORM 10-Q
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
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PART I
ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
NEWS CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited; millions, except per share amounts)
For the three months ended
September 30,
Notes 2022 2021
Revenues:
Circulation and subscription $ 1,111  $ 1,077 
Advertising 406  405 
Consumer 467  524 
Real estate 323  320 
Other 171  176 
Total Revenues 2 2,478  2,502 
Operating expenses (1,273) (1,244)
Selling, general and administrative (855) (848)
Depreciation and amortization (179) (165)
Impairment and restructuring charges 4 (21) (22)
Equity losses of affiliates 5 (4) — 
Interest expense, net (27) (22)
Other, net 13 (18) 137 
Income before income tax expense 101  338 
Income tax expense 11 (35) (71)
Net income 66  267 
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests (26) (71)
Net income attributable to News Corporation stockholders $ 40  $ 196 
Net income attributable to News Corporation stockholders per share, basic and diluted 9 $ 0.07  $ 0.33 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited consolidated financial statements.
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NEWS CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME
(Unaudited; millions)
For the three months ended
September 30,
2022 2021
Net income $ 66  $ 267 
Other comprehensive loss:
Foreign currency translation adjustments (280) (164)
Net change in the fair value of cash flow hedges(a)
17 
Benefit plan adjustments, net(b)
12 
Other comprehensive loss (251) (158)
Comprehensive (loss) income (185) 109 
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests (26) (71)
Less: Other comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interests(c)
56  38 
Comprehensive (loss) income attributable to News Corporation stockholders $ (155) $ 76 
(a)    Net of income tax expense of $6 million and nil for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively.
(b)    Net of income tax expense of $4 million and $2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively.
(c)    Primarily consists of foreign currency translation adjustment.
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited consolidated financial statements.
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NEWS CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Millions, except share and per share amounts)
Notes As of
September 30, 2022
As of
June 30, 2022
(unaudited) (audited)
Assets:
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,458  $ 1,822 
Receivables, net 13 1,473  1,502 
Inventory, net 373  311 
Other current assets 450  458 
Total current assets 3,754  4,093 
Non-current assets:
Investments 5 470  488 
Property, plant and equipment, net 1,971  2,103 
Operating lease right-of-use assets 841  891 
Intangible assets, net 2,563  2,671 
Goodwill 5,041  5,169 
Deferred income tax assets 11 390  422 
Other non-current assets 13 1,357  1,384 
Total assets $ 16,387  $ 17,221 
Liabilities and Equity:
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 348  $ 411 
Accrued expenses 1,101  1,236 
Deferred revenue 2 592  604 
Current borrowings 6 23  293 
Other current liabilities 13 949  975 
Total current liabilities 3,013  3,519 
Non-current liabilities:
Borrowings 6 2,977  2,776 
Retirement benefit obligations 152  155 
Deferred income tax liabilities 11 167  198 
Operating lease liabilities 888  947 
Other non-current liabilities 462  483 
Commitments and contingencies 10
Class A common stock(a)
Class B common stock(b)
Additional paid-in capital 11,584  11,779 
Accumulated deficit (2,253) (2,293)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (1,465) (1,270)
Total News Corporation stockholders’ equity 7,872  8,222 
Noncontrolling interests 856  921 
Total equity 7 8,728  9,143 
Total liabilities and equity $ 16,387  $ 17,221 
(a)    Class A common stock, $0.01 par value per share (“Class A Common Stock”), 1,500,000,000 shares authorized, 384,404,733 and 387,561,850 shares issued and outstanding, net of 27,368,413 treasury shares at par at September 30, 2022 and June 30, 2022, respectively.
(b)    Class B common stock, $0.01 par value per share (“Class B Common Stock”), 750,000,000 shares authorized, 194,304,974 and 196,808,833 shares issued and outstanding, net of 78,430,424 treasury shares at par at September 30, 2022 and June 30, 2022, respectively.
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited consolidated financial statements.
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NEWS CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited; millions)
For the three months ended
September 30,
Notes 2022 2021
Operating activities:
Net income $ 66  $ 267 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 179  165 
Operating lease expense 30  32 
Equity losses of affiliates 5 — 
Cash distributions received from affiliates
Other, net 13 18  (137)
Deferred income taxes and taxes payable 11 (4) 27 
Change in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:
Receivables and other assets (96)
Inventories, net (61) (59)
Accounts payable and other liabilities (168) (240)
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities (31) 68 
Investing activities:
Capital expenditures (104) (101)
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (3) — 
Investments in equity affiliates and other (8) (16)
Proceeds from property, plant and equipment and other asset dispositions (2)
Other, net (19) 24 
Net cash used in investing activities (130) (95)
Financing activities:
Borrowings 6 328  378 
Repayment of borrowings 6 (337) (383)
Repurchase of shares 7 (127) — 
Dividends paid (31) (27)
Other, net 18  (53)
Net cash used in financing activities (149) (85)
Net change in cash and cash equivalents (310) (112)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 1,822  2,236 
Exchange movement on opening cash balance (54) (24)
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 1,458  $ 2,100 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited consolidated financial statements.
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NOTE 1. DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION
News Corporation (together with its subsidiaries, “News Corporation,” “News Corp,” the “Company,” “we” or “us”) is a global diversified media and information services company comprised of businesses across a range of media, including: digital real estate services, subscription video services in Australia, news and information services and book publishing.
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements of the Company, which are referred to herein as the “Consolidated Financial Statements,” have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. In the opinion of management, all adjustments consisting only of normal recurring adjustments necessary for a fair presentation have been reflected in these Consolidated Financial Statements. Operating results for the interim period presented are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023. The preparation of the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts that are reported in the Consolidated Financial Statements and accompanying disclosures. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
Intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated. Equity investments in which the Company exercises significant influence but does not exercise control and is not the primary beneficiary are accounted for using the equity method. Investments in which the Company is not able to exercise significant influence over the investee are measured at fair value, if the fair value is readily determinable. If an investment’s fair value is not readily determinable, the Company will measure the investment at cost, less any impairment, plus or minus changes resulting from observable price changes in orderly transactions for an identical or similar investment of the same issuer.
The consolidated statements of operations are referred to herein as the “Statements of Operations.” The consolidated balance sheets are referred to herein as the “Balance Sheets.” The consolidated statements of cash flows are referred to herein as the “Statements of Cash Flows.”
The accompanying Consolidated Financial Statements and notes thereto should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on August 12, 2022 (the “2022 Form 10-K”).
The Company’s fiscal year ends on the Sunday closest to June 30. Fiscal 2023 and fiscal 2022 include 52 and 53 weeks, respectively. All references to the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 relate to the three months ended October 2, 2022 and September 26, 2021, respectively. For convenience purposes, the Company continues to date its Consolidated Financial Statements as of September 30.
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NOTE 2. REVENUES
The following tables present the Company’s disaggregated revenues by type and segment for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021:
For the three months ended September 30, 2022
Digital Real
Estate
Services
Subscription
Video
Services
Dow Jones Book
Publishing
News Media Other Total
Revenues
(in millions)
Revenues:
Circulation and subscription $ $ 425  $ 414  $ —  $ 269  $ —  $ 1,111 
Advertising 35  64  94  —  213  —  406 
Consumer —  —  —  467  —  —  467 
Real estate 323  —  —  —  —  —  323 
Other 60  13  20  71  —  171 
Total Revenues $ 421  $ 502  $ 515  $ 487  $ 553  $ —  $ 2,478 
For the three months ended September 30, 2021
Digital Real
Estate
Services
Subscription
Video
Services
Dow Jones Book
Publishing
News Media Other Total
Revenues
(in millions)
Revenues:
Circulation and subscription $ $ 440  $ 349  $ —  $ 285  $ —  $ 1,077 
Advertising 33  59  90  —  223  —  405 
Consumer —  —  —  524  —  —  524 
Real estate 320  —  —  —  —  —  320 
Other 70  11  22  68  —  176 
Total Revenues $ 426  $ 510  $ 444  $ 546  $ 576  $ —  $ 2,502 
Contract liabilities and assets
The Company’s deferred revenue balance primarily relates to amounts received from customers for subscriptions paid in advance of the services being provided. The following table presents changes in the deferred revenue balance for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021:
For the three months ended
September 30,
2022 2021
(in millions)
Balance, beginning of period $ 604  $ 473 
Deferral of revenue 897  815 
Recognition of deferred revenue(a)
(896) (814)
Other (13) (7)
Balance, end of period $ 592  $ 467 
(a)For the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, the Company recognized $408 million and $298 million, respectively, of revenue which was included in the opening deferred revenue balance.
Contract assets were immaterial for disclosure as of September 30, 2022 and 2021.
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Other revenue disclosures
The Company typically expenses sales commissions to obtain a customer contract as incurred as the amortization period is 12 months or less. These costs are recorded within Selling, general and administrative in the Statements of Operations. The Company also does not capitalize significant financing components when the transfer of the good or service is paid within 12 months or less, or the receipt of consideration is received within 12 months or less of the transfer of the good or service.
For the three months ended September 30, 2022, the Company recognized approximately $98 million in revenues related to performance obligations that were satisfied or partially satisfied in a prior reporting period. The remaining transaction price related to unsatisfied performance obligations as of September 30, 2022 was approximately $1,169 million, of which approximately $320 million is expected to be recognized over the remainder of fiscal 2023, approximately $322 million is expected to be recognized in fiscal 2024 and approximately $165 million is expected to be recognized in fiscal 2025, with the remainder to be recognized thereafter. These amounts do not include (i) contracts with an expected duration of one year or less, (ii) contracts for which variable consideration is determined based on the customer’s subsequent sale or usage and (iii) variable consideration allocated to performance obligations accounted for under the series guidance that meets the allocation objective under Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 606, “Revenue From Contracts With Customers.”
NOTE 3. ACQUISITIONS
OPIS
In February 2022, the Company acquired the Oil Price Information Service business and related assets (“OPIS”) from S&P Global Inc. (“S&P”) and IHS Markit Ltd. for $1.15 billion in cash, subject to customary purchase price adjustments. OPIS is a global industry standard for benchmark and reference pricing and news and analytics for the oil, natural gas liquids and biofuels industries. The business also provides pricing and news and analytics for the coal, mining and metals end markets and insights and analytics in renewables and carbon pricing. The acquisition enables Dow Jones to become a leading provider of energy and renewables information and furthers its goal of building the leading global business news and information platform for professionals. OPIS is a subsidiary of Dow Jones, and its results are included in the Dow Jones segment.
The purchase price allocation has been prepared on a preliminary basis and changes to the preliminary purchase price allocations may occur as additional information concerning asset and liability valuations is finalized. As a result of the acquisition, the Company recorded net tangible liabilities of $1 million primarily related to deferred revenue and accounts receivable and $620 million of identifiable intangible assets, consisting primarily of $528 million of customer relationships with a useful life of 20 years, $54 million in tradenames, including $48 million related to the OPIS tradename with an indefinite life, and $38 million related to technology with a weighted average useful life of six years. In accordance with ASC 350, “Intangibles—Goodwill and Other” (“ASC 350”), the excess of the total consideration over the fair values of the net tangible and intangible assets of $538 million was recorded as goodwill on the transaction.
Base Chemicals
In June 2022, the Company acquired the Base Chemicals (rebranded Chemical Market Analytics, “CMA”) business from S&P for $295 million in cash, subject to customary purchase price adjustments. CMA provides pricing data, insights, analysis and forecasting for key base chemicals through its leading Market Advisory and World Analysis services. The acquisition enables Dow Jones to become a leading provider of base chemicals information and furthers its goal of building the leading global business news and information platform for professionals. CMA is operated by Dow Jones, and its results are included in the Dow Jones segment.
The purchase price allocation has been prepared on a preliminary basis and changes to the preliminary purchase price allocations may occur as additional information concerning asset and liability valuations is finalized. As a result of the acquisition, the Company recorded net tangible liabilities of $22 million primarily related to deferred revenue and accounts receivable and $189 million of identifiable intangible assets, consisting primarily of $145 million of customer relationships with a useful life of 20 years, $31 million related to technology with a weighted average useful life of 14 years and $13 million in tradenames with a useful life of 20 years. In accordance with ASC 350, the excess of the total consideration over the fair values of the net tangible and intangible assets of $121 million was recorded as goodwill on the transaction.
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UpNest
In June 2022, the Company acquired UpNest, Inc. (“UpNest”) for closing cash consideration of $45 million, subject to customary purchase price adjustments, and up to $15 million in future cash consideration based upon the achievement of certain performance objectives over the next two years. The Company recorded an $8 million liability related to the contingent consideration, representing the estimated fair value. Included in the closing cash consideration is $9 million that is being held back to satisfy post-closing claims. UpNest is a real estate agent marketplace that matches home sellers and buyers with top local agents who compete for their business. The UpNest acquisition helps Realtor.com® further expand its services and support for home sellers and listing agents and brokers. UpNest is a subsidiary of Move, and its results are included within the Digital Real Estate Services segment.
The purchase price allocation has been prepared on a preliminary basis and changes to the preliminary purchase price allocations may occur as additional information concerning asset and liability valuations is finalized. As a result of the acquisition, the Company recorded $16 million of identifiable intangible assets, consisting primarily of customer relationships and technology platforms. In accordance with ASC 350, the excess of the total consideration over the fair values of the net tangible and intangible assets of $40 million was recorded as goodwill on the transaction.
NOTE 4. RESTRUCTURING PROGRAMS
During the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, the Company recorded restructuring charges of $21 million and $22 million, respectively, of which $11 million and $12 million, respectively, related to the News Media segment. The restructuring charges recorded in fiscal 2023 and 2022 primarily related to employee termination benefits.
Changes in restructuring program liabilities were as follows:
For the three months ended September 30,
2022 2021
One time
employee
termination
benefits
Other costs Total One time
employee
termination
benefits
Other costs Total
(in millions)
Balance, beginning of period $ 25  $ 41  $ 66  $ 51  $ 35  $ 86 
Additions 20  21  18  22 
Payments (22) (2) (24) (41) (2) (43)
Other (1) —  (1) —  —  — 
Balance, end of period $ 22  $ 40  $ 62  $ 28  $ 37  $ 65 
As of September 30, 2022, restructuring liabilities of approximately $38 million were included in the Balance Sheet in Other current liabilities and $24 million were included in Other non-current liabilities.
NOTE 5. INVESTMENTS
The Company’s investments were comprised of the following:
Ownership Percentage as of September 30, 2022 As of
September 30, 2022
As of
June 30, 2022
(in millions)
Equity method investments(a)
various $ 262  $ 276 
Equity securities(b)
various 208  212 
Total Investments $ 470  $ 488 
(a)Equity method investments are primarily comprised of REA Group’s ownership interest in PropertyGuru Pte. Ltd. (“PropertyGuru”).
(b)Equity securities are primarily comprised of Tremor, certain investments in China and the Company’s investment in HT&E Limited, which operates a portfolio of Australian radio and outdoor media assets.
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The Company has equity securities with quoted prices in active markets as well as equity securities without readily determinable fair market values. Equity securities without readily determinable fair market values are valued at cost, less any impairment, plus or minus changes in fair value resulting from observable price changes in orderly transactions for an identical or similar investment of the same issuer. The components comprising total gains and losses on equity securities are set forth below:
For the three months ended
September 30,
2022 2021
(in millions)
Total (losses) gains recognized on equity securities $ (3) $ 28 
Less: Net gains recognized on equity securities sold —  — 
Unrealized (losses) gains recognized on equity securities held at end of period $ (3) $ 28 
Equity Losses of Affiliates
The Company’s share of the losses of its equity affiliates was $4 million and nil for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively.
NOTE 6. BORROWINGS
The Company’s total borrowings consist of the following:
Interest rate at September 30, 2022 Maturity at September 30, 2022 As of
September 30, 2022
As of
June 30, 2022
(in millions)
News Corporation
2022 Term loan A 5.028  % Mar 31, 2027 $ 500  $ 500 
2022 Senior notes 5.125  % Feb 15, 2032 492  492 
2021 Senior notes 3.875  % May 15, 2029 988  987 
Foxtel Group(a)
2019 Credit facility(b)
5.36  % May 31, 2024 307  68 
2019 Term loan facility 6.25  % Nov 22, 2024 160  171 
2017 Working capital facility(b)
5.36  % May 31, 2024 —  — 
Telstra facility 9.95  % Dec 22, 2027 91  90 
2012 US private placement — USD portion — tranche 2(c)
—  % Jul 25, 2022 —  198 
2012 US private placement — USD portion — tranche 3(c)
4.42  % Jul 25, 2024 143  147 
2012 US private placement — AUD portion —  % Jul 25, 2022 —  68 
REA Group(a)
2022 Credit facility — tranche 1(d)
3.85  % Sep 16, 2024 256  273 
2022 Credit facility — tranche 2(d)
4.00  % Sep 16, 2025
Finance lease liability 55  67 
Total borrowings 3,000  3,069 
Less: current portion(e)
(23) (293)
Long-term borrowings
$ 2,977  $ 2,776 
(a)These borrowings were incurred by certain subsidiaries of NXE Australia Pty Limited (the “Foxtel Group” and together with such subsidiaries, the “Foxtel Debt Group”) and REA Group and certain of its subsidiaries (REA Group and certain of its subsidiaries, the “REA Debt Group”), consolidated but non wholly-owned subsidiaries of News Corp, and are only
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guaranteed by the Foxtel Group and REA Group and their respective subsidiaries, as applicable, and are non-recourse to News Corp.
(b)As of September 30, 2022, the Foxtel Debt Group had total undrawn commitments of A$159 million available under these facilities.
(c)The carrying values of the borrowings include any fair value adjustments related to the Company’s fair value hedges. See Note 8—Financial Instruments and Fair Value Measurements.
(d)As of September 30, 2022, REA Group had total undrawn commitments of A$187 million available under this facility.
(e)The Company classifies the current portion of long term debt as non-current liabilities on the Balance Sheets when it has the intent and ability to refinance the obligation on a long-term basis, in accordance with ASC 470-50 “Debt.” $23 million and $27 million relates to the current portion of finance lease liabilities as of September 30, 2022 and June 30, 2022, respectively.
Foxtel Group Borrowings
During the three months ended September 30, 2022, the Foxtel Group repaid its U.S. private placement senior unsecured notes that matured in July 2022 using capacity under the 2019 Credit Facility.
Covenants
The Company’s borrowings and those of its consolidated subsidiaries contain customary representations, covenants and events of default, including those discussed in the Company’s 2022 Form 10-K. If any of the events of default occur and are not cured within applicable grace periods or waived, any unpaid amounts under the applicable debt agreements may be declared immediately due and payable. The Company was in compliance with all such covenants at September 30, 2022.
NOTE 7. EQUITY
The following tables summarize changes in equity for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021:
For the three months ended September 30, 2022
Class A Common
Stock
Class B Common
Stock
Additional
Paid-in
Capital
Accumulated
Deficit
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Loss
Total
News
Corp
Equity
Non-controlling
Interests
Total
Equity
Shares Amount Shares Amount
(in millions)
Balance, June 30, 2022 388  $ 197  $ $ 11,779  $ (2,293) $ (1,270) $ 8,222  $ 921  $ 9,143 
Net income —  —  —  —  —  40  —  40  26  66 
Other comprehensive loss —  —  —  —  —  —  (195) (195) (56) (251)
Dividends
—  —  —  —  (58) —  —  (58) (31) (89)
Share repurchases (5) —  (3) —  (127) —  —  (127) —  (127)
Other
—  —  —  (10) —  —  (10) (4) (14)
Balance, September 30, 2022 384  $ 194  $ $ 11,584  $ (2,253) $ (1,465) $ 7,872  $ 856  $ 8,728 
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For the three months ended September 30, 2021
Class A
Common Stock
Class B
Common Stock
Additional
Paid-in
Capital
Accumulated
Deficit
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Loss
Total
News
Corp
Equity
Non-controlling
Interests
Total
Equity
Shares Amount Shares Amount
(in millions)
Balance, June 30, 2021 391  $ 200  $ $ 12,057  $ (2,911) $ (941) $ 8,211  $ 935  $ 9,146 
Net income —  —  —  —  —  196  —  196  71  267 
Other comprehensive loss —  —  —  —  —  —  (120) (120) (38) (158)
Dividends
—  —  —  —  (59) —  —  (59) (27) (86)
Other
—  —  —  (18) —  —  (18) (3) (21)
Balance, September 30, 2021 393  $ 200  $ $ 11,980  $ (2,715) $ (1,061) $ 8,210  $ 938  $ 9,148 
Stock Repurchases
On September 22, 2021, the Company announced a new stock repurchase program authorizing the Company to purchase up to $1 billion in the aggregate of its outstanding Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock (the “Repurchase Program”). The Repurchase Program replaces the Company’s $500 million Class A Common Stock repurchase program approved by the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board of Directors”) in May 2013. The manner, timing, number and share price of any repurchases will be determined by the Company at its discretion and will depend upon such factors as the market price of the stock, general market conditions, applicable securities laws, alternative investment opportunities and other factors. The Repurchase Program has no time limit and may be modified, suspended or discontinued at any time. As of September 30, 2022, the remaining authorized amount under the Repurchase Program was approximately $690 million.
Stock repurchases commenced on November 9, 2021. During the three months ended September 30, 2022, the Company repurchased and subsequently retired 5.0 million shares of Class A Common Stock for approximately $84 million and 2.5 million shares of Class B Common Stock for approximately $43 million. The Company did not purchase any of its Class A Common Stock or Class B Common Stock during the three months ended September 30, 2021.
Dividends
In August 2022, the Board of Directors declared a semi-annual cash dividend of $0.10 per share for Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock. The dividend was paid on October 12, 2022 to stockholders of record as of September 14, 2022. The timing, declaration, amount and payment of future dividends to stockholders, if any, is within the discretion of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors’ decisions regarding the payment of future dividends will depend on many factors, including the Company’s financial condition, earnings, capital requirements and debt facility covenants, other contractual restrictions, as well as legal requirements, regulatory constraints, industry practice, market volatility and other factors that the Board of Directors deems relevant.
NOTE 8. FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS AND FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS
In accordance with ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurements” (“ASC 820”) fair value measurements are required to be disclosed using a three-tiered fair value hierarchy which distinguishes market participant assumptions into the following categories: 
Level 1 — Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.
Level 2 — Observable inputs other than quoted prices included in Level 1. The Company could value assets and liabilities included in this level using dealer and broker quotations, certain pricing models, bid prices, quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data.
Level 3 — Unobservable inputs that are supported by little or no market activity and that are significant to the fair value of the assets or liabilities. For the Company, this primarily includes the use of forecasted financial information and other valuation related assumptions such as discount rates and long term growth rates in the income approach as well as the market approach which utilizes certain market and transaction multiples.
Under ASC 820, certain assets and liabilities are required to be remeasured to fair value at the end of each reporting period.
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The following table summarizes those assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis:
As of September 30, 2022 As of June 30, 2022
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Total Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Total
(in millions)
Assets:
Interest rate derivatives - cash flow hedges $ —  $ 46  $ —  $ 46  $ —  $ 24  $ —  $ 24 
Foreign currency derivatives - cash flow hedges —  —  —  — 
Cross-currency interest rate derivatives - fair value hedges —  —  —  19  —  19 
Cross-currency interest rate derivatives —  34  —  34  —  79  —  79 
Equity securities(a)
104  —  104  208  109  —  103  212 
Total assets $ 104  $ 90  $ 104  $ 298  $ 109  $ 123  $ 103  $ 335 
Total liabilities $ —  $ —  $ —  $ —  $ —  $ —  $ —  $ — 
(a)See Note 5—Investments.
Equity securities
The fair values of equity securities with quoted prices in active markets are determined based on the closing price at the end of each reporting period. These securities are classified as Level 1 in the fair value hierarchy outlined above. The fair values of equity securities without readily determinable fair market values are determined based on cost, less any impairment, plus or minus changes in fair value resulting from observable price changes in orderly transactions for an identical or similar investment of the same issuer. These securities are classified as Level 3 in the fair value hierarchy outlined above.
A rollforward of the Company’s equity securities classified as Level 3 is as follows:
For the three months ended
September 30,
2022 2021
(in millions)
Balance - beginning of period
$ 103  $ 116 
Additions
Returns of capital —  (24)
Measurement adjustments 24 
Foreign exchange and other(a)
(1) (27)
Balance - end of period $ 104  $ 90 
(a)    During the three months ended September 30, 2021, the Company reclassified its investment in an equity security from Level 3 to Level 1 within the fair value hierarchy as the investment became publicly traded in the first quarter of fiscal 2022.
Derivative Instruments
The Company is directly and indirectly affected by risks associated with changes in certain market conditions. When deemed appropriate, the Company uses derivative instruments to mitigate the potential impact of these market risks. The primary market risks managed by the Company through the use of derivative instruments include:
foreign currency exchange rate risk: arising primarily through Foxtel Debt Group borrowings denominated in United States (“U.S.”) dollars, payments for customer premise equipment and certain programming rights; and
interest rate risk: arising from fixed and floating rate Foxtel Debt Group and News Corporation borrowings.
The Company formally designates qualifying derivatives as hedge relationships (“hedges”) and applies hedge accounting when considered appropriate. The Company does not use derivative financial instruments for trading or speculative purposes.
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Derivatives are classified as current or non-current in the Balance Sheets based on their maturity dates. Refer to the table below for further details:
Balance Sheet Location As of
September 30, 2022
As of
June 30, 2022
(in millions)
Foreign currency derivatives - cash flow hedges Other current assets $ $
Cross currency interest rate derivatives - fair value hedges Other current assets —  11 
Interest rate derivatives - cash flow hedges Other current assets 11 
Cross currency interest rate derivatives Other current assets —  46 
Interest rate derivatives - cash flow hedges Other non-current assets 35  20 
Cross-currency interest rate derivatives - fair value hedges Other non-current assets
Cross-currency interest rate derivatives Other non-current assets 34  33 
Cash flow hedges
The Company utilizes a combination of foreign currency derivatives and interest rate derivatives to mitigate currency exchange rate risk and interest rate risk in relation to future interest and principal payments and payments for customer premise equipment and certain programming rights.
The total notional value of foreign currency contract derivatives designated for hedging was $31 million as of September 30, 2022. The maximum hedged term over which the Company is hedging exposure to foreign currency fluctuations is less than one year. As of September 30, 2022, the Company estimates that approximately $1 million of net derivative gains related to its foreign currency contract derivative cash flow hedges included in Accumulated other comprehensive loss will be reclassified into the Statements of Operations within the next 12 months.
The total notional value of interest rate swap derivatives designated for hedging was approximately A$250 million and $500 million as of September 30, 2022 for Foxtel Debt Group and News Corporation borrowings, respectively. The maximum hedged term over which the Company is hedging exposure to variability in interest payments is to March 2027. As of September 30, 2022, the Company estimates that approximately $16 million of net derivative gains related to its interest rate swap derivative cash flow hedges included in Accumulated other comprehensive loss will be reclassified into the Statements of Operations within the next 12 months.
Cash flow derivatives
The Company utilizes cross-currency interest rate derivatives to mitigate currency exchange and interest rate risk in relation to future interest and principal payments. The Company determined that these cash flow hedges no longer qualified as highly effective as of December 31, 2020 primarily due to changes in foreign exchange and interest rates. Amounts recognized in Accumulated other comprehensive loss during the periods the hedges were considered highly effective will continue to be reclassified out of Accumulated other comprehensive loss over the remaining term of the derivatives. Changes in the fair values of these derivatives will be recognized within Other, net in the Statements of Operations on a prospective basis.
The total notional value of cross-currency interest rate swaps for which the Company discontinued hedge accounting was approximately $120 million as of September 30, 2022. The maximum hedged term over which the Company is hedging exposure to variability in interest and principal payments is to July 2024. As of September 30, 2022, the Company estimates that approximately $1 million of net derivative gains related to its cross-currency interest rate swap derivative cash flow hedges included in Accumulated other comprehensive loss will be reclassified into the Statements of Operations within the next 12 months.
The following table presents the impact that changes in the fair values had on Accumulated other comprehensive loss and the Statements of Operations during the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 for both derivatives designated as cash
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flow hedges that continue to be highly effective and derivatives initially designated as cash flow hedges but for which hedge accounting was discontinued as of December 31, 2020:
Gain (loss) recognized in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss for the three months ended September 30, (Gain) loss reclassified from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss for the three months ended September 30, Income statement
location
2022 2021 2022 2021
(in millions)
Foreign currency derivatives - cash flow hedges $ $ $ (1) $ —  Operating expenses
Cross-currency interest rate derivatives —  —  —  (1) Interest expense, net
Interest rate derivatives - cash flow hedges 22  —  (1) Interest expense, net
Total $ 23  $ $ (1) $ (2)
The amounts recognized in Other, net in the Statements of Operations resulting from the changes in fair value of cross-currency interest rate derivatives that were discontinued as cash flow hedges due to hedge ineffectiveness as of December 31, 2020 were gains of approximately $3 million and $9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively.
Fair value hedges
Borrowings in Australia issued at fixed rates and in U.S. dollars expose the Company to fair value interest rate risk and currency exchange rate risk. The Company manages fair value interest rate risk and currency exchange rate risk through the use of cross-currency interest rate swaps under which the Company exchanges fixed interest payments equivalent to the interest payments on the U.S. dollar denominated debt for floating rate Australian dollar denominated interest payments. The changes in fair value of derivatives designated as fair value hedges and the offsetting changes in fair value of the hedged items are recognized in Other, net. For the three months ended September 30, 2022, such adjustments decreased the carrying value of borrowings by nil.
The total notional value of the fair value hedges was approximately $30 million as of September 30, 2022. The maximum hedged term over which the Company is hedging exposure to variability in interest payments is to July 2024.
During the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, the amount recognized in the Statements of Operations on derivative instruments designated as fair value hedges related to the ineffective portion was nil and the Company excluded the currency basis from the changes in fair value of the derivative instruments from the assessment of hedge effectiveness.
The following sets forth the effect of fair value hedging relationships on hedged items in the Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2022 and June 30, 2022:
As of
September 30, 2022
As of
June 30, 2022
(in millions)
Borrowings:
Carrying amount of hedged item $ 27  $ 68 
Cumulative hedging adjustments included in the carrying amount — 
Other Fair Value Measurements
As of September 30, 2022, the carrying value of the Company’s outstanding borrowings approximates the fair value. The 2022 Senior Notes, 2021 Senior Notes and U.S. private placement borrowings are classified as Level 2 and the remaining borrowings are classified as Level 3 in the fair value hierarchy.
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NOTE 9. EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE
The following tables set forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share under ASC 260, “Earnings per Share”:
For the three months ended
September 30,
2022 2021
(in millions, except per share amounts)
Net income $ 66  $ 267 
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests (26) (71)
Net income attributable to News Corporation stockholders $ 40  $ 196 
Weighted-average number of shares of common stock outstanding - basic 581.3  591.7 
Dilutive effect of equity awards 1.9  2.7 
Weighted-average number of shares of common stock outstanding - diluted 583.2  594.4 
Net income attributable to News Corporation stockholders per share - basic and diluted $ 0.07  $ 0.33 
NOTE 10. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
Commitments
The Company has commitments under certain firm contractual arrangements (“firm commitments”) to make future payments. These firm commitments secure the current and future rights to various assets and services to be used in the normal course of operations. During September 2022, the Company amended and extended certain sports programming rights agreements. As a result, the Company has presented its commitments associated with its sports programming rights in the table below. The Company’s remaining commitments as of September 30, 2022 have not changed significantly from the disclosures included in the 2022 Form 10-K.
As of September 30, 2022
Payments Due by Period
Total
Less than 1
year
1-3 years
3-5 years
More than 5
years
(in millions)
Sports programming rights 3,246  453  868  814  1,111 
Contingencies
The Company routinely is involved in various legal proceedings, claims and governmental inspections or investigations, including those discussed below. The outcome of these matters and claims is subject to significant uncertainty, and the Company often cannot predict what the eventual outcome of pending matters will be or the timing of the ultimate resolution of these matters. Fees, expenses, fines, penalties, judgments or settlement costs which might be incurred by the Company in connection with the various proceedings could adversely affect its results of operations and financial condition.
The Company establishes an accrued liability for legal claims when it determines that a loss is both probable and the amount of the loss can be reasonably estimated. Once established, accruals are adjusted from time to time, as appropriate, in light of additional information. The amount of any loss ultimately incurred in relation to matters for which an accrual has been established may be higher or lower than the amounts accrued for such matters. Legal fees associated with litigation and similar proceedings are expensed as incurred. Except as otherwise provided below, for the contingencies disclosed for which there is at least a reasonable possibility that a loss may be incurred, the Company was unable to estimate the amount of loss or range of loss. The Company recognizes gain contingencies when the gain becomes realized or realizable.
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News America Marketing
In May 2020, the Company sold its News America Marketing business. In the transaction, the Company retained certain liabilities, including those arising from the legal proceedings with Insignia Systems, Inc. (“Insignia”) and Valassis Communications, Inc. (“Valassis”) described below.
Insignia Systems, Inc.
In July 2019, Insignia filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota against News America Marketing FSI L.L.C. (“NAM FSI”), News America Marketing In-Store Services L.L.C. (“NAM In-Store”) and News Corporation (together, the “NAM Parties”) alleging violations of federal and state antitrust laws and common law business torts. The complaint sought treble damages, injunctive relief and attorneys’ fees and costs. In July 2022, the parties agreed to settle the litigation and Insignia’s claims were dismissed with prejudice.
Valassis Communications, Inc.
In November 2013, Valassis filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan against the NAM Parties and News America Incorporated, which was subsequently transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (the “N.Y. District Court”). The complaint alleged violations of federal and state antitrust laws and common law business torts and sought treble damages, injunctive relief and attorneys’ fees and costs. The trial began on June 29, 2021, and in July 2021, the parties agreed to settle the litigation and Valassis’s claims were dismissed with prejudice.
HarperCollins
Beginning in February 2021, a number of purported class action complaints have been filed in the N.Y. District Court against Amazon.com, Inc. (“Amazon”) and certain publishers, including the Company’s subsidiary, HarperCollins Publishers, L.L.C. (“HarperCollins” and together with the other publishers, the “Publishers”), alleging violations of antitrust and competition laws. The complaints seek treble damages, injunctive relief and attorneys’ fees and costs. In September 2022, the N.Y. District Court granted Amazon and the Publishers’ motions to dismiss the complaints but gave the plaintiffs leave to amend. While it is not possible at this time to predict with any degree of certainty the ultimate outcome of these actions, HarperCollins believes it has been compliant with applicable laws and intends to defend itself vigorously.
U.K. Newspaper Matters
Civil claims have been brought against the Company with respect to, among other things, voicemail interception and inappropriate payments to public officials at the Company’s former publication, The News of the World, and at The Sun, and related matters (the “U.K. Newspaper Matters”). The Company has admitted liability in many civil cases and has settled a number of cases. The Company also settled a number of claims through a private compensation scheme which was closed to new claims after April 8, 2013.
In connection with the separation of the Company from Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (“21st Century Fox”) on June 28, 2013, the Company and 21st Century Fox agreed in the Separation and Distribution Agreement that 21st Century Fox would indemnify the Company for payments made after such date arising out of civil claims and investigations relating to the U.K. Newspaper Matters as well as legal and professional fees and expenses paid in connection with the previously concluded criminal matters, other than fees, expenses and costs relating to employees (i) who are not directors, officers or certain designated employees or (ii) with respect to civil matters, who are not co-defendants with the Company or 21st Century Fox. 21st Century Fox’s indemnification obligations with respect to these matters are settled on an after-tax basis. In March 2019, as part of the separation of FOX Corporation (“FOX”) from 21st Century Fox, the Company, News Corp Holdings UK & Ireland, 21st Century Fox and FOX entered into a Partial Assignment and Assumption Agreement, pursuant to which, among other things, 21st Century Fox assigned, conveyed and transferred to FOX all of its indemnification obligations with respect to the U.K. Newspaper Matters.
The net expense related to the U.K. Newspaper Matters in Selling, general and administrative was $6 million and $2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively. As of September 30, 2022, the Company has provided for its best estimate of the liability for the claims that have been filed and costs incurred, including liabilities associated with employment taxes, and has accrued approximately $116 million. The amount to be indemnified by FOX of approximately $113 million was recorded as a receivable in Other current assets on the Balance Sheet as of September 30, 2022. It is not possible to
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estimate the liability or corresponding receivable for any additional claims that may be filed given the information that is currently available to the Company. If more claims are filed and additional information becomes available, the Company will update the liability provision and corresponding receivable for such matters.
The Company is not able to predict the ultimate outcome or cost of the civil claims. It is possible that these proceedings and any adverse resolution thereof could damage its reputation, impair its ability to conduct its business and adversely affect its results of operations and financial condition.
Other
The Company’s tax returns are subject to on-going review and examination by various tax authorities. Tax authorities may not agree with the treatment of items reported in the Company’s tax returns, and therefore the outcome of tax reviews and examinations can be unpredictable.
The Company believes it has appropriately accrued for the expected outcome of uncertain tax matters and believes such liabilities represent a reasonable provision for taxes ultimately expected to be paid; however, these liabilities may need to be adjusted as new information becomes known and as tax examinations continue to progress, or as settlements or litigations occur.
NOTE 11. INCOME TAXES
At the end of each interim period, the Company estimates the annual effective tax rate and applies that rate to its ordinary quarterly earnings. The tax expense or benefit related to significant, unusual or extraordinary items that will be separately reported or reported net of their related tax effect are individually computed and recognized in the interim period in which those items occur. In addition, the effects of changes in enacted tax laws or rates or tax status are recognized in the interim period in which the change occurs.
For the three months ended September 30, 2022, the Company recorded income tax expense of $35 million on pre-tax income of $101 million, resulting in an effective tax rate that is higher than the U.S. statutory tax rate. The tax rate was impacted by foreign operations which are subject to higher tax rates and by valuation allowances recorded against tax benefits in certain businesses with operating losses.
For the three months ended September 30, 2021, the Company recorded income tax expense of $71 million on pre-tax income of $338 million, resulting in an effective tax rate that was equal to the U.S. statutory tax rate. The tax rate was impacted by foreign operations which are subject to higher tax rates and by valuation allowances recorded against tax benefits in certain businesses with operating losses, offset by the lower tax impact related to the acquisition of an 18% interest in PropertyGuru.
Management assesses available evidence to determine whether sufficient future taxable income will be generated to permit the use of existing deferred tax assets. Based on management’s assessment of available evidence, it has been determined that it is more likely than not that deferred tax assets in certain foreign jurisdictions may not be realized and therefore, a valuation allowance has been established against those tax assets.
The Company’s tax returns are subject to on-going review and examination by various tax authorities. Tax authorities may not agree with the treatment of items reported in the Company’s tax returns, and therefore the outcome of tax reviews and examinations can be unpredictable. The Company is currently undergoing tax examinations in various U.S. state and foreign jurisdictions. The Company is currently undergoing an audit with the Internal Revenue Service for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018. The Company believes it has appropriately accrued for the expected outcome of uncertain tax matters and believes such liabilities represent a reasonable provision for taxes ultimately expected to be paid. However, the Company may need to accrue additional income tax expense and its liability may need to be adjusted as new information becomes known and as these tax examinations continue to progress, or as settlements or litigations occur.
The Inflation Reduction Act (“IRA”) was signed into law on August 16, 2022. The IRA implements a 15% corporate minimum tax on corporations with over $1 billion of financial statement income, a 1% excise tax on stock repurchases and several tax incentives to promote clean energy. The Company is currently evaluating the expected impact of the IRA on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.
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The Company paid gross income taxes of $40 million and $45 million during the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, and received tax refunds of $1 million in both periods.
NOTE 12. SEGMENT INFORMATION
The Company manages and reports its businesses in the following six segments:
Digital Real Estate Services—The Digital Real Estate Services segment consists of the Company’s 61.4% interest in REA Group and 80% interest in Move. The remaining 20% interest in Move is held by REA Group. REA Group is a market-leading digital media business specializing in property and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”) (ASX: REA). REA Group advertises property and property-related services on its websites and mobile apps, including Australia’s leading residential, commercial and share property websites, realestate.com.au, realcommercial.com.au and Flatmates.com.au, property.com.au and property portals in India. In addition, REA Group provides property-related data to the financial sector and financial services through an end-to-end digital property search and financing experience and a mortgage broking offering.
Move is a leading provider of digital real estate services in the U.S. and primarily operates Realtor.com®, a premier real estate information, advertising and services platform. Move offers real estate advertising solutions to agents and brokers, including its ConnectionsSM Plus, Market VIPSM and AdvantageSM Pro products as well as its referral-based service, ReadyConnect ConciergeSM. Move also offers online tools and services to do-it-yourself landlords and tenants.
Subscription Video Services—The Company’s Subscription Video Services segment provides sports, entertainment and news services to pay-TV and streaming subscribers and other commercial licensees, primarily via cable, satellite and internet distribution, and consists of (i) the Company’s 65% interest in the Foxtel Group (with the remaining 35% interest held by Telstra, an ASX-listed telecommunications company) and (ii) Australian News Channel (“ANC”). The Foxtel Group is the largest Australian-based subscription television provider. Its Foxtel pay-TV service provides approximately 200 live channels and video on demand covering sports, general entertainment, movies, documentaries, music, children’s programming and news. Foxtel and the Group’s Kayo Sports streaming service offer the leading sports programming content in Australia, with broadcast rights to live sporting events including: National Rugby League, Australian Football League, Cricket Australia and various motorsports programming. The Foxtel Group also operates BINGE, its entertainment streaming service, Foxtel Now, a streaming service that provides access across Foxtel’s live and on-demand content, and Flash, its news aggregation streaming service.
ANC operates the SKY NEWS network, Australia’s 24-hour multi-channel, multi-platform news service. ANC channels are distributed throughout Australia and New Zealand and available on Foxtel and Sky Network Television NZ. ANC also owns and operates the international Australia Channel IPTV service and offers content across a variety of digital media platforms, including web, mobile and third party providers.
Dow Jones—The Dow Jones segment consists of Dow Jones, a global provider of news and business information, which distributes its content and data through a variety of media channels including newspapers, newswires, websites, mobile apps, newsletters, magazines, proprietary databases, live journalism, video and podcasts. The Dow Jones segment’s products, which target individual consumers and enterprise customers, include The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Investor’s Business Daily, Factiva, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires and OPIS.
Book Publishing—The Book Publishing segment consists of HarperCollins, the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 17 countries and particular strengths in general fiction, nonfiction, children’s and religious publishing. HarperCollins owns more than 120 branded publishing imprints, including Harper, William Morrow, Mariner, HarperCollins Children’s Books, Avon, Harlequin and Christian publishers Zondervan and Thomas Nelson, and publishes works by well-known authors such as Harper Lee, George Orwell, Agatha Christie and Zora Neale Hurston, as well as global author brands including J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Daniel Silva, Karin Slaughter and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is also home to many beloved children’s books and authors and a significant Christian publishing business.
News Media—The News Media segment consists primarily of News Corp Australia, News UK and the New York Post and includes, among other publications, The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, The Courier Mail and The Advertiser in Australia and The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun and The Sun on Sunday in the U.K.
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This segment also includes Wireless Group, operator of talkSPORT, the leading sports radio network in the U.K., the Company’s recently launched TalkTV and Storyful, a social media content agency.
Other—The Other segment consists primarily of general corporate overhead expenses, costs related to the U.K. Newspaper Matters and expenses associated with the Company’s cost reduction initiatives.
Segment EBITDA is defined as revenues less operating expenses and selling, general and administrative expenses. Segment EBITDA does not include: depreciation and amortization, impairment and restructuring charges, equity losses of affiliates, interest (expense) income, net, other, net and income tax (expense) benefit. Segment EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies, since companies and investors may differ as to what items should be included in the calculation of Segment EBITDA.
Segment EBITDA is the primary measure used by the Company’s chief operating decision maker to evaluate the performance of, and allocate resources within, the Company’s businesses. Segment EBITDA provides management, investors and equity analysts with a measure to analyze the operating performance of each of the Company’s business segments and its enterprise value against historical data and competitors’ data, although historical results may not be indicative of future results (as operating performance is highly contingent on many factors, including customer tastes and preferences).
Segment information is summarized as follows:
For the three months ended September 30,
2022 2021
(in millions)
Revenues:
Digital Real Estate Services $ 421  $ 426 
Subscription Video Services 502  510 
Dow Jones 515  444 
Book Publishing 487  546 
News Media 553  576 
Other —  — 
Total revenues $ 2,478  $ 2,502 
Segment EBITDA:
Digital Real Estate Services $ 119  $ 138 
Subscription Video Services 111  114 
Dow Jones 113  95 
Book Publishing 39  85 
News Media 18  34 
Other (50) (56)
Depreciation and amortization (179) (165)
Impairment and restructuring charges (21) (22)
Equity losses of affiliates (4) — 
Interest expense, net (27) (22)
Other, net (18) 137 
Income before income tax expense 101  338 
Income tax expense (35) (71)
Net income $ 66  $ 267 

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As of
September 30, 2022
As of
June 30, 2022
(in millions)
Total assets:
Digital Real Estate Services $ 2,815  $ 2,989 
Subscription Video Services 2,798  3,082 
Dow Jones 4,279  4,368 
Book Publishing 2,628  2,651 
News Media 2,042  2,115 
Other(a)
1,355  1,528 
Investments 470  488 
Total assets $ 16,387  $ 17,221 
(a)The Other segment primarily includes Cash and cash equivalents.
As of
September 30, 2022
As of
June 30, 2022
(in millions)
Goodwill and intangible assets, net:
Digital Real Estate Services $ 1,764  $ 1,823 
Subscription Video Services 1,296  1,394 
Dow Jones 3,336  3,346 
Book Publishing 927  973 
News Media 281  304 
Total Goodwill and intangible assets, net $ 7,604  $ 7,840 
NOTE 13. ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Receivables, net
Receivables are presented net of allowances, which reflect the Company’s expected credit losses based on historical experience as well as current and expected economic conditions.
Receivables, net consist of:
As of
September 30, 2022
As of
June 30, 2022
(in millions)
Receivables $ 1,537  $ 1,569 
Less: allowances (64) (67)
Receivables, net $ 1,473  $ 1,502 
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Other Non-Current Assets
The following table sets forth the components of Other non-current assets:
As of
September 30, 2022
As of
June 30, 2022
(in millions)
Royalty advances to authors $ 396  $ 403 
Retirement benefit assets 130  133 
Inventory(a)
241  268 
News America Marketing deferred consideration 146  142 
Other 444  438 
Total Other non-current assets $ 1,357  $ 1,384 
(a)Primarily consists of the non-current portion of programming rights.
Other Current Liabilities
The following table sets forth the components of Other current liabilities:
As of
September 30, 2022
As of
June 30, 2022
(in millions)
Royalties and commissions payable $ 246  $ 215 
Current operating lease liabilities 131  139 
Allowance for sales returns 158  173 
Current tax payable 15  18 
Other 399  430 
Total Other current liabilities $ 949  $ 975 
Other, net
The following table sets forth the components of Other, net:
For the three months ended September 30,
2022 2021
(in millions)
Remeasurement of equity securities $ (3) $ 28 
Dividends received from equity security investments
Gain on sale of businesses(a)
—  107 
Other (17)
Total Other, net $ (18) $ 137 
(a)     During the three months ended September 30, 2021, REA Group acquired an 18% interest in PropertyGuru in exchange for all shares of REA Group’s entities in Malaysia and Thailand. The Company recognized a gain of $107 million on the disposition of such entities.
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Supplemental Cash Flow Information
The following table sets forth the Company’s cash paid for taxes and interest:
For the three months ended September 30,
2022 2021
(in millions)
Cash paid for interest $ 28  $ 14 
Cash paid for taxes $ 40  $ 45 
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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
This document, including the following discussion and analysis, contains statements that constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. All statements that are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. The words “expect,” “will,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “predict,” “believe,” “should” and similar expressions and variations thereof are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements appear in a number of places in this discussion and analysis and include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of the Company, its directors or its officers with respect to, among other things, trends affecting the Company’s business, financial condition or results of operations, the Company’s strategy and strategic initiatives, including potential acquisitions, investments and dispositions, the exploration of a potential combination with Fox Corporation and the outcome of contingencies such as litigation and investigations. Readers are cautioned that any forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties. More information regarding these risks and uncertainties and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements is set forth under the heading “Risk Factors” in Part I, Item 1A. in News Corporation’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on August 12, 2022 (the “2022 Form 10-K”), and as may be updated in this and other subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. The Company does not ordinarily make projections of its future operating results and undertakes no obligation (and expressly disclaims any obligation) to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. Readers should carefully review this document and the other documents filed by the Company with the SEC. This section should be read together with the unaudited consolidated financial statements of News Corporation and related notes set forth elsewhere herein and the audited consolidated financial statements of News Corporation and related notes set forth in the 2022 Form 10-K.
INTRODUCTION
News Corporation (together with its subsidiaries, “News Corporation,” “News Corp,” the “Company,” “we,” or “us”) is a global diversified media and information services company comprised of businesses across a range of media, including: digital real estate services, subscription video services in Australia, news and information services and book publishing.
The unaudited consolidated financial statements are referred to herein as the “Consolidated Financial Statements.” The consolidated statements of operations are referred to herein as the “Statements of Operations.” The consolidated balance sheets are referred to herein as the “Balance Sheets.” The consolidated statements of cash flows are referred to herein as the “Statements of Cash Flows.” The Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”).
Management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations is intended to help provide an understanding of the Company’s financial condition, changes in financial condition and results of operations. This discussion is organized as follows:
Overview of the Company’s Businesses—This section provides a general description of the Company’s businesses, as well as developments that occurred to date during fiscal 2023 that the Company believes are important in understanding its results of operations and financial condition or to disclose known trends.
Results of Operations—This section provides an analysis of the Company’s results of operations for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021. This analysis is presented on both a consolidated basis and a segment basis. Supplemental revenue information is also included for reporting units within certain segments and is presented on a gross basis, before eliminations in consolidation. In addition, a brief description is provided of significant transactions and events that impact the comparability of the results being analyzed.
Liquidity and Capital Resources—This section provides an analysis of the Company’s cash flows for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, as well as a discussion of the Company’s financial arrangements and outstanding commitments, both firm and contingent, that existed as of September 30, 2022.
OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY’S BUSINESSES
The Company manages and reports its businesses in the following six segments:
Digital Real Estate Services—The Digital Real Estate Services segment consists of the Company’s 61.4% interest in REA Group and 80% interest in Move. The remaining 20% interest in Move is held by REA Group. REA
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Group is a market-leading digital media business specializing in property and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”) (ASX: REA). REA Group advertises property and property-related services on its websites and mobile apps, including Australia’s leading residential, commercial and share property websites, realestate.com.au, realcommercial.com.au and Flatmates.com.au, property.com.au and property portals in India. In addition, REA Group provides property-related data to the financial sector and financial services through an end-to-end digital property search and financing experience and a mortgage broking offering.
Move is a leading provider of digital real estate services in the U.S. and primarily operates Realtor.com®, a premier real estate information, advertising and services platform. Move offers real estate advertising solutions to agents and brokers, including its ConnectionsSM Plus, Market VIPSM and AdvantageSM Pro products as well as its referral-based service, ReadyConnect ConciergeSM. Move also offers online tools and services to do-it-yourself landlords and tenants.
Subscription Video Services—The Company’s Subscription Video Services segment provides sports, entertainment and news services to pay-TV and streaming subscribers and other commercial licensees, primarily via cable, satellite and internet distribution, and consists of (i) the Company’s 65% interest in the Foxtel Group (with the remaining 35% interest held by Telstra, an ASX-listed telecommunications company) and (ii) Australian News Channel (“ANC”). The Foxtel Group is the largest Australian-based subscription television provider. Its Foxtel pay-TV service provides approximately 200 live channels and video on demand covering sports, general entertainment, movies, documentaries, music, children’s programming and news. Foxtel and the Group’s Kayo Sports streaming service offer the leading sports programming content in Australia, with broadcast rights to live sporting events including: National Rugby League, Australian Football League, Cricket Australia and various motorsports programming. The Foxtel Group also operates BINGE, its entertainment streaming service, Foxtel Now, a streaming service that provides access across Foxtel’s live and on-demand content, and Flash, its news aggregation streaming service.
ANC operates the SKY NEWS network, Australia’s 24-hour multi-channel, multi-platform news service. ANC channels are distributed throughout Australia and New Zealand and available on Foxtel and Sky Network Television NZ. ANC also owns and operates the international Australia Channel IPTV service and offers content across a variety of digital media platforms, including web, mobile and third party providers.
Dow Jones—The Dow Jones segment consists of Dow Jones, a global provider of news and business information, which distributes its content and data through a variety of media channels including newspapers, newswires, websites, mobile apps, newsletters, magazines, proprietary databases, live journalism, video and podcasts. The Dow Jones segment’s products, which target individual consumers and enterprise customers, include The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Investor’s Business Daily, Factiva, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires and OPIS.
Book Publishing—The Book Publishing segment consists of HarperCollins, the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 17 countries and particular strengths in general fiction, nonfiction, children’s and religious publishing. HarperCollins owns more than 120 branded publishing imprints, including Harper, William Morrow, Mariner, HarperCollins Children’s Books, Avon, Harlequin and Christian publishers Zondervan and Thomas Nelson, and publishes works by well-known authors such as Harper Lee, George Orwell, Agatha Christie and Zora Neale Hurston, as well as global author brands including J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Daniel Silva, Karin Slaughter and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is also home to many beloved children’s books and authors and a significant Christian publishing business.
News Media—The News Media segment consists primarily of News Corp Australia, News UK and the New York Post and includes, among other publications, The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, The Courier Mail and The Advertiser in Australia and The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun and The Sun on Sunday in the U.K. This segment also includes Wireless Group, operator of talkSPORT, the leading sports radio network in the U.K., the Company’s recently launched TalkTV and Storyful, a social media content agency.
Other—The Other segment consists primarily of general corporate overhead expenses, costs related to the U.K. Newspaper Matters (as defined in Note 10—Commitments and Contingencies to the Consolidated Financial Statements) and expenses associated with the Company’s cost reduction initiatives.
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Other Business Developments
Acquisition of OPIS
In February 2022, the Company acquired the Oil Price Information Service business and related assets (“OPIS”) from S&P Global Inc. (“S&P”) and IHS Markit Ltd. for $1.15 billion in cash, subject to customary purchase price adjustments. OPIS is a global industry standard for benchmark and reference pricing and news and analytics for the oil, natural gas liquids and biofuels industries. The business also provides pricing and news and analytics for the coal, mining and metals end markets and insights and analytics in renewables and carbon pricing. The acquisition enables Dow Jones to become a leading provider of energy and renewables information and furthers its goal of building the leading global business news and information platform for professionals. OPIS is a subsidiary of Dow Jones, and its results are included in the Dow Jones segment.
Acquisition of Base Chemicals
In June 2022, the Company acquired the Base Chemicals (rebranded Chemical Market Analytics, “CMA”) business from S&P for $295 million in cash, subject to customary purchase price adjustments. CMA provides pricing data, insights, analysis and forecasting for key base chemicals through its leading Market Advisory and World Analysis services. The acquisition enables Dow Jones to become a leading provider of base chemicals information and furthers its goal of building the leading global business news and information platform for professionals. CMA is operated by Dow Jones, and its results are included in the Dow Jones segment.
Acquisition of UpNest
In June 2022, the Company acquired UpNest, Inc. (“UpNest”) for closing cash consideration of $45 million, subject to customary purchase price adjustments, and up to $15 million in future cash consideration based upon the achievement of certain performance objectives over the next two years. UpNest is a real estate agent marketplace that matches home sellers and buyers with top local agents who compete for their business. The UpNest acquisition helps Realtor.com® further expand its services and support for home sellers and listing agents and brokers. UpNest is a subsidiary of Move, and its results are included within the Digital Real Estate Services segment.
Exploration of Potential Combination with FOX Corporation (“FOX”)
In October 2022, the Company announced that its Board of Directors (the “Board of Directors”), following the receipt of letters from K. Rupert Murdoch and the Murdoch Family Trust, has formed a special committee of independent and disinterested members of the Board of Directors (the “Special Committee”) to begin exploring a potential combination with FOX (the “Potential Transaction”). The letters indicated that Mr. Murdoch and the Murdoch Family Trust will not vote in favor of a transaction unless it is both recommended by the Special Committee and approved by a majority vote of the shares held by non-affiliated stockholders entitled to vote. The Special Committee, in consultation with its independent financial and legal advisors, will evaluate the Potential Transaction. The Special Committee has not made any determination with respect to the Potential Transaction, and there can be no certainty that the Company will engage in the Potential Transaction. Neither the Company nor the Special Committee intends to disclose further developments regarding the Special Committee’s work until it deems such disclosure is appropriate or required.
Russian and Ukrainian conflict
The Company has taken steps to ensure the safety of its journalists and other personnel in Ukraine and Russia and will continue to monitor the situation in the region and provide support, as needed, to affected employees. The Company has extremely limited operations in, or direct exposure to, Russia or Ukraine, and the conflict has not had a material impact on its business, financial condition, or results of operations to date. However, the conflict has broadened inflationary pressures and a further escalation or expansion of its scope or the related economic disruption could impact the Company's supply chain, further exacerbate inflation and other macroeconomic trends and have an adverse effect on its results of operations.
See Note 3—Acquisitions in the accompanying Consolidated Financial Statements for further discussion of the acquisitions discussed above.
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RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
Results of Operations—For the three months ended September 30, 2022 versus the three months ended September 30, 2021
The following table sets forth the Company’s operating results for the three months ended September 30, 2022 as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2021.
For the three months ended September 30,
2022 2021 Change
Change
(in millions, except %) Better/(Worse)
Revenues:
Circulation and subscription $ 1,111  $ 1,077  $ 34  %
Advertising 406  405  —  %
Consumer 467  524  (57) (11) %
Real estate 323  320  %
Other 171  176  (5) (3) %
Total Revenues 2,478  2,502  (24) (1) %
Operating expenses (1,273) (1,244) (29) (2) %
Selling, general and administrative (855) (848) (7) (1) %
Depreciation and amortization (179) (165) (14) (8) %
Impairment and restructuring charges (21) (22) %
Equity losses of affiliates (4) —  (4) **
Interest expense, net (27) (22) (5) (23) %
Other, net (18) 137  (155) **
Income before income tax expense 101  338  (237) (70) %
Income tax expense (35) (71) 36  51  %
Net income 66  267  (201) (75) %
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests (26) (71) 45  63  %
Net income attributable to News Corporation stockholders $ 40  $ 196  $ (156) (80) %
** not meaningful
Revenues— Revenues decreased $24 million, or 1%, for the three months ended September 30, 2022, as compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2022.
The revenue decrease for the three months ended September 30, 2022 was driven by decreases at the Book Publishing segment primarily due to lower physical book sales from Amazon’s reset of its inventory levels and rightsizing of its warehouse footprint and at the News Media segment due to the negative impact of foreign currency fluctuations. These decreases were partially offset by the increased revenue at the Dow Jones segment primarily due to the acquisitions of OPIS and CMA. The impact of foreign currency fluctuations of the U.S. dollar against local currencies resulted in a revenue decrease of $153 million, or 6%, for the three months ended September 30, 2022 as compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2022.
The Company calculates the impact of foreign currency fluctuations for businesses reporting in currencies other than the U.S. dollar by multiplying the results for each quarter in the current period by the difference between the average exchange rate for that quarter and the average exchange rate in effect during the corresponding quarter of the prior year and totaling the impact for all quarters in the current period.
Operating expenses— Operating expenses increased $29 million, or 2%, for the three months ended September 30, 2022 as compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2022.
The increase in operating expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2022 was primarily driven by higher expenses at the Dow Jones segment due to the impact from recent acquisitions and higher employee costs. The increase was partially offset by modestly lower operating expenses at the Subscription Video Services, News Media, and Book Publishing segments driven by the positive impact of foreign currency fluctuations. That positive impact was partially offset by higher sports programming rights costs at the Subscription Video Services segment, higher costs for TalkTV and other digital investments and newsprint, production and distribution at the News Media segment and higher manufacturing and freight costs at the Book Publishing segment. The impact of foreign currency fluctuations of the U.S. dollar against local currencies resulted in an Operating
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expense decrease of $74 million, or 6%, for the three months ended September 30, 2022 as compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2022.
Selling, general and administrative— Selling, general and administrative increased $7 million, or 1%, for the three months ended September 30, 2022 as compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2022.
The increase in selling, general and administrative for the three months ended September 30, 2022 was primarily driven by increased expenses at the Dow Jones segment due to the impact of recent acquisitions and higher employee costs and at the Digital Real Estate Services segment due to higher employee and marketing costs, partially offset by the positive impact of foreign currency fluctuations at both segments. The increased expenses were partially offset by lower costs at the Book Publishing segment, driven by lower employee costs and the positive impact of foreign currency fluctuations, and at the News Media segment, also driven by the positive impact of foreign currency fluctuations, which more than offset higher employee costs. The impact of foreign currency fluctuations of the U.S. dollar against local currencies resulted in a Selling, general and administrative decrease of $56 million, or 6%, for the three months ended September 30, 2022 as compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2022.
Depreciation and amortization— Depreciation and amortization expense increased $14 million, or 8%, for the three months ended September 30, 2022 as compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2022, primarily driven by higher amortization expense resulting from the Company’s recent acquisitions. The impact of foreign currency fluctuations of the U.S. dollar against local currencies resulted in a depreciation and amortization expense decrease of $9 million, or 6%, for the three months ended September 30, 2022 as compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2022.
Impairment and restructuring charges— During the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, the Company recorded restructuring charges of $21 million and $22 million, respectively. See Note 4—Restructuring Programs in the accompanying Consolidated Financial Statements.
Equity losses of affiliates— Equity losses of affiliates increased by $4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022 as compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2022. See Note 5—Investments in the accompanying Consolidated Financial Statements.
Interest expense, net— Interest expense, net increased by $5 million, or 23%, for the three months ended September 30, 2022 as compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2022, primarily driven by the issuance of $500 million of senior notes due 2032 in the third quarter of fiscal 2022 (the “2022 Senior Notes”) and the incurrence of $500 million in loans under a new unsecured term loan A credit facility (the “Term A Facility” and the loans under the Term A Facility are collectively referred to as “Term A Loans”) in March 2022. See Note 6—Borrowings in the accompanying Consolidated Financial Statements.
Other, net— Other, net decreased by $155 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022 as compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2022, primarily due to the absence of REA Group’s gain on disposition of its entities in Malaysia and Thailand. See Note 13—Additional Financial Information in the accompanying Consolidated Financial Statements.
Income tax expense— For the three months ended September 30, 2022, the Company recorded income tax expense of $35 million on pre-tax income of $101 million, resulting in an effective tax rate that is higher than the U.S. statutory tax rate. The tax rate was impacted by foreign operations which are subject to higher tax rates and by valuation allowances recorded against tax benefits in certain businesses with operating losses.
For the three months ended September 30, 2021, the Company recorded income tax expense of $71 million on pre-tax income of $338 million, resulting in an effective tax rate that was equal to the U.S. statutory tax rate. The tax rate was impacted by foreign operations which are subject to higher tax rates and by valuation allowances recorded against tax benefits in certain businesses with operating losses, offset by the lower tax impact related to the acquisition of an 18% interest in PropertyGuru.
Management assesses available evidence to determine whether sufficient future taxable income will be generated to permit the use of existing deferred tax assets. Based on management’s assessment of available evidence, it has been determined that it is more likely than not that deferred tax assets in certain foreign jurisdictions may not be realized and therefore, a valuation allowance has been established against those tax assets. See Note 11—Income Taxes in the accompanying Consolidated Financial Statements.
Net income— Net income for the three months ended September 30, 2022 was $66 million compared to net income of $267 million for the corresponding period of fiscal 2022.
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Net income for the three months ended September 30, 2022 decreased by $201 million, or 75%, as compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2022, primarily driven by lower Other, net and Total Segment EBITDA, partially offset by lower income tax expense.
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests— Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests decreased by $45 million, or 63%, for the three months ended September 30, 2022 as compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2022, primarily driven by lower earnings at REA Group due to the absence of the $107 million gain from the disposition of its entities in Malaysia and Thailand in the prior year period.
Segment Analysis
Segment EBITDA is defined as revenues less operating expenses and selling, general and administrative expenses. Segment EBITDA does not include: depreciation and amortization, impairment and restructuring charges, equity losses of affiliates, interest (expense) income, net, other, net and income tax (expense) benefit. Segment EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies, since companies and investors may differ as to what items should be included in the calculation of Segment EBITDA.
Segment EBITDA is the primary measure used by the Company’s chief operating decision maker to evaluate the performance of, and allocate resources within, the Company’s businesses. Segment EBITDA provides management, investors and equity analysts with a measure to analyze the operating performance of each of the Company’s business segments and its enterprise value against historical data and competitors’ data, although historical results may not be indicative of future results (as operating performance is highly contingent on many factors, including customer tastes and preferences).
Total Segment EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure and should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, net income (loss), cash flow and other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP. In addition, this measure does not reflect cash available to fund requirements and excludes items, such as depreciation and amortization and impairment and restructuring charges, which are significant components in assessing the Company’s financial performance. The Company believes that the presentation of Total Segment EBITDA provides useful information regarding the Company’s operations and other factors that affect the Company’s reported results. Specifically, the Company believes that by excluding certain one-time or non-cash items such as impairment and restructuring charges and depreciation and amortization, as well as potential distortions between periods caused by factors such as financing and capital structures and changes in tax positions or regimes, the Company provides users of its consolidated financial statements with insight into both its core operations as well as the factors that affect reported results between periods but which the Company believes are not representative of its core business. As a result, users of the Company’s consolidated financial statements are better able to evaluate changes in the core operating results of the Company across different periods.
The following table reconciles Net income to Total Segment EBITDA for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021:
For the three months ended September 30,
2022 2021
(in millions)
Net income $ 66  $ 267 
Add:
Income tax expense 35  71 
Other, net 18  (137)
Interest expense, net 27  22 
Equity losses of affiliates — 
Impairment and restructuring charges 21  22 
Depreciation and amortization 179  165 
Total Segment EBITDA $ 350  $ 410 
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The following table sets forth the Company’s Revenues and Segment EBITDA by reportable segment for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021:
For the three months ended September 30,
2022 2021
(in millions) Revenues Segment
EBITDA
Revenues Segment
EBITDA
Digital Real Estate Services $ 421  $ 119  $ 426  $ 138 
Subscription Video Services 502  111  510  114 
Dow Jones 515  113  444  95 
Book Publishing 487  39  546  85 
News Media 553  18  576  34 
Other —  (50) —  (56)
Total $ 2,478  $ 350  $ 2,502  $ 410 
Digital Real Estate Services (17% of the Company’s consolidated revenues in both the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021)
For the three months ended September 30,
2022 2021 Change % Change
(in millions, except %) Better/(Worse)
Revenues:
Circulation and subscription $ $ $ —  —  %
Advertising 35  33  %
Real estate 323  320  %
Other 60  70  (10) (14) %
Total Revenues 421  426  (5) (1) %
Operating expenses (57) (56) (1) (2) %
Selling, general and administrative (245) (232) (13) (6) %
Segment EBITDA $ 119  $ 138  $ (19) (14) %
For the three months ended September 30, 2022, revenues at the Digital Real Estate Services segment decreased $5 million, or 1%, as compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2022. Revenues at Move decreased $11 million, or 6%, to $169 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022 from $180 million in the corresponding period of fiscal 2022, primarily driven by the impact of the macroeconomic environment, including higher interest rates, on the housing market. The market downturn resulted in lower lead volumes, which decreased 32%, and lower transaction volumes. Revenues from the traditional lead generation product and the referral model, which includes the ReadyConnect Concierge℠ product, decreased due to these factors, partially offset by continued improvements in yield at Connections℠ Plus and higher home prices for the three months ended September 30, 2022 as compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2022. The decline was also partially offset by higher revenues from Market VIPSM, a hybrid product offering, due to improved sell-through. Revenues from the referral model generated approximately 30% of total Move revenues as compared to approximately 32% in the corresponding period of fiscal 2022. Revenues at REA Group increased $6 million, or 2%, to $252 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022 from $246 million in the corresponding period of fiscal 2022, primarily driven by higher Australian residential revenues due to price increases, the contribution from Premiere Plus, increased depth penetration and growth in national listings, partially offset by the $20 million negative impact of foreign currency fluctuations and a decrease in financial services revenue driven by lower settlements.
For the three months ended September 30, 2022, Segment EBITDA at the Digital Real Estate Services segment decreased $19 million, or 14%, as compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2022, primarily due to the $9 million, or 7%, negative impact of foreign currency fluctuations and higher employee and marketing costs related to strategic investments at both Move and REA Group, partially offset by lower broker commissions at REA Group.
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Subscription Video Services (20% of the Company’s consolidated revenues in both the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021)
For the three months ended September 30,
2022 2021 Change % Change
(in millions, except %) Better/(Worse)
Revenues:
Circulation and subscription $ 425  $ 440  $ (15) (3) %
Advertising 64  59  %
Other 13  11  18  %
Total Revenues 502  510  (8) (2) %
Operating expenses (306) (309) %
Selling, general and administrative (85) (87) %
Segment EBITDA $ 111  $ 114  $ (3) (3) %
For the three months ended September 30, 2022, revenues at the Subscription Video Services segment decreased $8 million, or 2%, as compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2022 due to the negative impact of foreign currency fluctuations, as the $31 million increase in streaming revenues, primarily from Kayo and BINGE, the $14 million increase in commercial subscription revenues due to the absence of COVID-19 related restrictions imposed in fiscal 2022 and higher advertising revenues more than offset lower residential subscription revenues resulting from fewer residential broadcast subscribers. Foxtel Group streaming subscription revenues represented approximately 25% of total circulation and subscription revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2022 as compared to 19% in the corresponding period of fiscal 2022. The impact of foreign currency fluctuations of the U.S. dollar against local currencies resulted in a revenue decrease of $40 million, or 8%, for the three months ended September 30, 2022 as compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2022.
For the three months ended September 30, 2022, Segment EBITDA decreased $3 million, or 3%, as compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2022, primarily driven by higher sports programming rights costs due to the timing of sporting events, primarily motorsports, and contractual increases, increased marketing expense at BINGE and the $9 million, or 8%, negative impact of foreign currency fluctuations.
The following tables provide information regarding certain key performance indicators for the Foxtel Group, the primary reporting unit within the Subscription Video Services segment, as of and for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 (see the Company’s 2022 Form 10-K for further detail regarding these performance indicators):
As of September 30,
2022 2021
(in 000's)
Broadcast Subscribers
Residential(a)
1,439  1,605 
Commercial(b)
219  162 
Streaming Subscribers (Total (Paid))(c)
Kayo 1,270 (1,259 paid) 1,079 (1,058 paid)
BINGE 1,451 (1,342 paid) 885 (802 paid)
Foxtel Now
197 (191 paid) 239 (227 paid)
Total Subscribers (Total (Paid))(d)
4,605 (4,465 paid) 3,970 (3,854 paid)
For the three months ended September 30,
2022 2021
Broadcast ARPU(e)
A$83 (US$57) A$82 (US$60)
Broadcast Subscriber Churn(f)
14.2% 14.0%
(a)    Subscribing households throughout Australia as of September 30, 2022 and 2021.
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(b)    Commercial subscribers throughout Australia as of September 30, 2022 and 2021. Commercial subscribers are calculated as residential equivalent business units and are derived by dividing total recurring revenue from these subscribers by an estimated average Broadcast ARPU which is held constant through the year.
(c)    Total and Paid subscribers for the applicable streaming service as of September 30, 2022 and 2021. Paid subscribers excludes customers receiving service for no charge under certain new subscriber promotions.
(d)    Total subscribers consists of Foxtel’s broadcast and streaming services listed above, and, as of September 30, 2022, Flash.
(e)    Average monthly broadcast residential subscription revenue per user (excluding Optus) (Broadcast ARPU) for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021.
(f)    Broadcast residential subscriber churn rate (excluding Optus) (Broadcast Subscriber Churn) for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021. Broadcast subscriber churn represents the number of residential subscribers whose service is disconnected, expressed as a percentage of the average total number of residential subscribers, presented on an annual basis.
Dow Jones (21% and 18% of the Company’s consolidated revenues in the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively)
For the three months ended September 30,
2022 2021 Change % Change
(in millions, except %) Better/(Worse)
Revenues:
Circulation and subscription $ 414  $ 349  $ 65  19  %
Advertising 94  90  %
Other 40  %
Total Revenues 515  444  71  16  %
Operating expenses (230) (196) (34) (17) %
Selling, general and administrative (172) (153) (19) (12) %
Segment EBITDA $ 113  $ 95  $ 18  19  %
For the three months ended September 30, 2022, revenues at the Dow Jones segment increased $71 million, or 16%, as compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2022, primarily driven by the $34 million and $18 million impacts from the acquisitions of OPIS and CMA in the third and fourth quarters of fiscal 2022, respectively, and the increases in digital circulation and advertising revenues. Digital revenues at the Dow Jones segment represented 79% of total revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2022, as compared to 75% in the corresponding period of fiscal 2022. The impact of foreign currency fluctuations of the U.S. dollar against local currencies resulted in a revenue decrease of $9 million, or 2%, for the three months ended September 30, 2022 as compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2022.
Circulation and subscription revenues
For the three months ended September 30,
2022 2021 Change % Change
(in millions, except %) Better/(Worse)
Circulation and subscription revenues:
Circulation and other $ 235  $ 221  $ 14  %
Professional information business 179  128  51  40  %
Total circulation and subscription revenues $ 414  $ 349  $ 65  19  %
Circulation and subscription revenues increased $65 million, or 19%, during the three months ended September 30, 2022 as compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2022. Professional information business revenues increased $51 million, or 40%, primarily driven by the acquisitions of OPIS and CMA. Circulation and other revenues increased $14 million, or 6%, primarily driven by growth in digital-only subscriptions at The Wall Street Journal. Digital revenues represented 68% of circulation revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2022, as compared to 66% in the corresponding period of fiscal 2022.
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The following table summarizes average daily consumer subscriptions during the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 for select publications and for all consumer subscription products.