Discovery Holdings Limited Fundamental Company Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis

Date: October 15, 2016
Pages: 72
US$ 499.00
Discovery Holdings Limited Fundamental Company Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis
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Report type: Strategic Report
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Discovery Holdings Limited Fundamental Company Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis
Discovery Holdings Limited Fundamental Company Report provides a complete overview of the company’s affairs. All available data is presented in a comprehensive and easily accessed format. The report includes financial and SWOT information, industry analysis, opinions, estimates, plus annual and quarterly forecasts made by stock market experts. The report also enables direct comparison to be made between Discovery Holdings Limited and its competitors. This provides our Clients with a clear understanding of Discovery Holdings Limited position in the Insurance Industry.

  • The report contains detailed information about Discovery Holdings Limited that gives an unrivalled in-depth knowledge about internal business-environment of the company: data about the owners, senior executives, locations, subsidiaries, markets, products, and company history.
  • Another part of the report is a SWOT-analysis carried out for Discovery Holdings Limited. It involves specifying the objective of the company's business and identifies the different factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieving that objective. SWOT-analysis helps to understand company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and possible threats against it.
  • The Discovery Holdings Limited financial analysis covers the income statement and ratio trend-charts with balance sheets and cash flows presented on an annual and quarterly basis. The report outlines the main financial ratios pertaining to profitability, margin analysis, asset turnover, credit ratios, and company’s long-term solvency. This sort of company's information will assist and strengthen your company’s decision-making processes.
  • In the part that describes Discovery Holdings Limited competitors and the industry in whole, the information about company's financial ratios is compared to those of its competitors and to the industry. The unique analysis of the market and company’s competitors along with detailed information about the internal and external factors affecting the relevant industry will help to manage your business environment. Your company’s business and sales activities will be boosted by gaining an insight into your competitors’ businesses.
  • Also the report provides relevant news, an analysis of PR-activity, and stock price movements. The latter are correlated with pertinent news and press releases, and annual and quarterly forecasts are given by a variety of experts and market research firms. Such information creates your awareness about principal trends of Discovery Holdings Limited business.

About Discovery Holdings Limited

Discovery Holdings Limited operates in insurance and wellness markets in South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

The company’s subsidiaries include Discovery Health, Discovery Life, Discovery Collective Investments and Discovery Investment Services (Discovery Invest), Discovery Vitality, PruHealth (U.K.), PruProtect (U.K.) and the Destiny group of companies (USA).

Discovery Health

Discovery Health provides administration services and managed care services to the Discovery Health Medical Scheme, as well as 12 closed schemes. Discovery Health offers the insurance of private ward and overseas cover features. These features were written through Discovery Life.

Discovery Life

Discovery Life offers a range of insurance and financial solutions to both individual and group policyholders. Discovery Life offers features that integrate with the features offered by Discovery Health, Vitality and Discovery Invest.

Discovery Life Plan: The Discovery Life Plan provides protection against a spectrum of risks, including life, disability, severe illness, and income continuation cover.

Health Plan Protector: The Health Plan Protector would fund contributions to the Discovery Health plans in the event of death, disability, or severe illness. It further rewards members for positive health management through the payback feature.

Discovery Retirement Optimiser: The Retirement Optimiser offers funding for retirement and offers features that could together with the Life Plan, capitalize unneeded risk cover to increase retirement funding.

DiscoveryCard Protector: The DiscoveryCard Protector would cover the outstanding balance on the DiscoveryCard in the event of death, disability, or severe illness. It further provides a monthly benefit for a defined period equal to the average DiscoveryCard spend in the six month period prior to the life changing event.

Group Life insurance: Discovery Group Life offers a range of protection features on a group basis. Life cover, Severe Illness, Disability, and Income Continuation Benefits are offered.

Discovery Invest

Discovery Invest offers, through a range of investment fund choices, including Discovery managed unit trusts, a range of investment choices. These products are sold through investment wrappers, including Discovery Life policies.

Discovery Vitality

Discovery Vitality offers the company’s clients health and lifestyle benefits with selected partners. This business includes the DiscoveryCard which is offered to Discovery policyholders within South Africa.


Health insurance: The PruHealth product offers policyholders in the United Kingdom, cover for a range of private healthcare related claims. The cover is dependent on the plan type chosen and includes hospital and outpatient cover for selected conditions. It specifically excludes emergency cover, maternity cover, and cover for chronic conditions. Policies offered by PruHealth are annual contracts which can be cancelled or the premiums adjusted on renewal.


Individual life insurance: PruProtect is Discovery’s life insurance joint venture in the United Kingdom. It sells pure protection policies and is based on the vitality structure that enables pricing to be employed in the U.K. life assurance market.

Destiny Health

Health insurance: The Destiny product offers policyholders in the United States, cover for a range of health insurance features. Policies offered by Destiny are annual contracts which can be cancelled or the premiums adjusted on renewal.


Discovery Holdings Limited was founded in 1992.

The above Company Fundamental Report is a half-ready report and contents are subject to change.
It means that we have all necessary data in our database to prepare the report but need 2-3 days to complete it. During this time we are also updating the report with respect to the current moment. So, you can get all the most recent data available for the same price. Please note that preparation of additional types of analyses requires extra time.




1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History


2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units


3.1. Overview
3.2. Strengths
3.3. Weaknesses
3.4. Opportunities
3.5. Threats


4.1. Financial Statements
  4.1.1. Income Statement
  4.1.2. Balance Sheet
  4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
  4.2.1. Profitability
  4.2.2. Margin Analysis
  4.2.3. Asset Turnover
  4.2.4. Credit Ratios
  4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
  4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
  4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot


5.1. Discovery Holdings Limited Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Discovery Holdings Limited and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Discovery Holdings Limited and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Discovery Holdings Limited Industry Analysis
  5.4.1. Insurance Industry Snapshot
  5.4.2. Discovery Holdings Limited Industry Position Analysis


6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events


7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates



9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors


10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix





Discovery Holdings Limited Key Facts
Management Effectiveness
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Discovery Holdings Limited Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Discovery Holdings Limited Major Shareholders
Discovery Holdings Limited History
Discovery Holdings Limited Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Discovery Holdings Limited Offices and Representations
Discovery Holdings Limited SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Discovery Holdings Limited Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Credit Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Discovery Holdings Limited Capital Market Snapshot
Discovery Holdings Limited Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Insurance Industry Statistics
Discovery Holdings Limited Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
Discovery Holdings Limited Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Historical Surprises1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
Revenue Revisions1


Discovery Holdings Limited Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
Discovery Holdings Limited 1-year Stock Charts
Discovery Holdings Limited 5-year Stock Charts
Discovery Holdings Limited vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Discovery Holdings Limited vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Discovery Holdings Limited Article Density Chart

1 – Data availability depends on company’s security policy.
2 – These sections are available only when you purchase a report with appropriate additional types of analyses.
The complete financial data is available for publicly traded companies.

Enhanced SWOT Analysis

Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:

  • How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
  • How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
  • How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
  • How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?

Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.

PESTEL Analysis

PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.

Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.

Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:

  • Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
  • Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
  • Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
  • Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
  • Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
  • Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?

IFE, EFE, IE Matrices

The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.

The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.

The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.

Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.

Porter Five Forces Analysis

The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:

  1. What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
  2. Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
  3. What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
  4. How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
  5. How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?

VRIO Analysis

VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:

  • Tangible resources
    • Financial
    • Physical
    • Technological
    • Organizational
  • Intangible resources
    • Human
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Reputation
  • Organizational capabilities

The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:

  • Valuable?
  • Rare?
  • Costly to imitate?
  • Organized properly?
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