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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
FORM 10-Q
(Mark One)
xQuarterly 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 001-38776
FOX CORPORATION
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
Delaware83-1825597
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation or Organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York,New York10036
(Address of Principal Executive Offices and Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (212) 852-7000
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each ClassTrading SymbolsName of Each Exchange
on Which Registered
Class A Common Stock, par value $0.01 per shareFOXAThe Nasdaq Global Select Market
Class B Common Stock, par value $0.01 per shareFOXThe 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 x No o
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 x No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, 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 filerxAccelerated filero
Non-accelerated fileroSmaller reporting companyo
Emerging growth companyo
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. o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act). Yes ☐ No x
As of October 28, 2022, 302,474,619 shares of Class A Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share, and 240,218,963 shares of Class B Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share, were outstanding.


FOX CORPORATION
FORM 10-Q
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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FOX CORPORATION
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(IN MILLIONS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)
 
For the three months ended September 30,
 20222021
Revenues$3,192 $3,045 
Operating expenses(1,656)(1,571)
Selling, general and administrative(448)(415)
Depreciation and amortization(99)(79)
Interest expense, net(68)(97)
Other, net(76)69 
Income before income tax expense845 952 
Income tax expense(232)(244)
Net income613 708 
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests(8)(7)
Net income attributable to Fox Corporation stockholders$605 $701 
 
EARNINGS PER SHARE DATA
Weighted average shares:
Basic550 575 
Diluted552 578 
 
Net income attributable to Fox Corporation stockholders per share:
Basic$1.10 $1.22 
Diluted$1.10 $1.21 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements.
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FOX CORPORATION
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(IN MILLIONS)
For the three months ended September 30,
20222021
Net income$613 $708 
Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax:
Benefit plan adjustments and other(2)6 
Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax(2)6 
Comprehensive income611 714 
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests(a)
(8)(7)
Comprehensive income attributable to Fox Corporation stockholders$603 $707 
(a)
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests includes $(5) million and $(1) million for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, relating to redeemable noncontrolling interests.
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements.
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FOX CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(IN MILLIONS, EXCEPT SHARE AND PER SHARE AMOUNTS)
As of
September 30,
2022
As of
June 30,
2022
(unaudited) (audited)
ASSETS
Current assets  
Cash and cash equivalents$4,950 $5,200 
Receivables, net2,268 2,128 
Inventories, net1,020 791 
Other257 162 
Total current assets8,495 8,281 
Non-current assets
Property, plant and equipment, net1,681 1,682 
Intangible assets, net3,135 3,157 
Goodwill3,550 3,554 
Deferred tax assets3,334 3,440 
Other non-current assets2,229 2,071 
Total assets$22,424 $22,185 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities$2,362 $2,296 
Total current liabilities2,362 2,296 
Non-current liabilities
Borrowings7,207 7,206 
Other liabilities1,077 1,120 
Redeemable noncontrolling interests193 188 
Commitments and contingencies
Equity
Class A Common Stock(a)
3 3 
Class B Common Stock(b)
2 3 
Additional paid-in capital8,949 9,098 
Retained earnings2,795 2,461 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(228)(226)
Total Fox Corporation stockholders’ equity11,521 11,339 
Noncontrolling interests64 36 
Total equity11,585 11,375 
Total liabilities and equity$22,424 $22,185 
(a)
Class A Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share, 2,000,000,000 shares authorized, 303,622,569 shares and 307,496,876 shares issued and outstanding at par as of September 30, 2022 and June 30, 2022, respectively.
(b)
Class B Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share, 1,000,000,000 shares authorized, 240,746,979 shares and 243,122,595 shares issued and outstanding at par as of 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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FOX CORPORATION
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(IN MILLIONS)
For the three months ended September 30,
20222021
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net income$613 $708 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities
Depreciation and amortization99 79 
Amortization of cable distribution investments4 5 
Equity-based compensation7 15 
Other, net76 (69)
Deferred income taxes104 168 
Change in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions and dispositions
Receivables and other assets(260)(174)
Inventories net of programming payable(333)(499)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses(127)(171)
Other changes, net87 (33)
Net cash provided by operating activities270 29 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Property, plant and equipment(74)(53)
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (75)
Proceeds from dispositions, net  82 
Purchase of investments(31)(29)
Other investing activities, net(13) 
Net cash used in investing activities(118)(75)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Repurchase of shares(250)(250)
Dividends paid and distributions(147)(150)
Sale of subsidiary noncontrolling interest25  
Other financing activities, net(30)(29)
Net cash used in financing activities(402)(429)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents(250)(475)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year5,200 5,886 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$4,950 $5,411 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements.
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FOX CORPORATION
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EQUITY
(IN MILLIONS)
 Class A Class BAdditional Paid-in Capital Retained Earnings
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Loss
Total Fox
Corporation
Stockholders’
Equity
Noncontrolling
Interests(a)
Total
Equity
Common Stock Common Stock
Shares Amount Shares Amount
Balance, June 30, 2022308 $3 243 $3 $9,098 $2,461 $(226)$11,339 $36 $11,375 
Net income— — — — — 605 — 605 13 618 
Other comprehensive loss— — — — — — (2)(2)— (2)
Dividends— — — — — (137)— (137)— (137)
Shares repurchased(5)— (3)— (124)(126)— (250)— (250)
Other— — 1 (1)(25)(8)— (34)15 (19)
Balance, September 30, 2022303 $3 241 $2 $8,949 $2,795 $(228)$11,521 $64 $11,585 
Balance, June 30, 2021324 $3 252 $3 $9,453 $1,982 $(318)$11,123 $2 $11,125 
Net income— — — — — 701 — 701 8 709 
Other comprehensive income— — — — — — 6 6 — 6 
Dividends— — — — — (138)— (138)— (138)
Shares repurchased(5)— (2)— (114)(136)— (250)— (250)
Other2 — — — (12)— — (12)(10)(22)
Balance, September 30, 2021321 $3 250 $3 $9,327 $2,409 $(312)$11,430 $ $11,430 
(a)
Excludes Redeemable noncontrolling interests which are reflected in temporary equity (See Note 4—Fair Value under the heading “Redeemable Noncontrolling Interests”).
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements.
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FOX CORPORATION
NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOTE 1. DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION
Fox Corporation, a Delaware corporation (“FOX” or the “Company”), is a news, sports and entertainment company, which manages and reports its businesses in the following segments: Cable Network Programming, Television and Other, Corporate and Eliminations.
The accompanying Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements of FOX have been prepared in accordance with United States (“U.S.”) generally accepted accounting principles (“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 Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements. Operating results for the interim periods 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 Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts that are reported in the Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements and accompanying disclosures. Although these estimates are based on management’s best knowledge of current events and actions that the Company may undertake in the future, actual results may differ from those estimates.
These interim Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements and notes thereto should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated and combined 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 on August 12, 2022 (the “2022 Form 10-K”).
The Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements include the accounts of FOX. All significant intercompany transactions and accounts within the Company’s consolidated businesses have been eliminated. Investments in and advances to entities or joint ventures in which the Company has significant influence, but less than a controlling financial interest, are accounted for using the equity method. Significant influence generally exists when the Company owns an interest between 20% and 50%. Equity securities in which the Company has no significant influence (generally less than a 20% ownership interest) with readily determinable fair values are accounted for at fair value based on quoted market prices. Equity securities without readily determinable fair values are accounted for either at fair value or using the measurement alternative method, which is at cost minus impairment, if any, plus or minus changes resulting from observable price changes in orderly transactions for the identical or a similar investment of the same issuer. All gains and losses on investments in equity securities are recognized in the Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations.
The Company’s fiscal year ends on June 30 (“fiscal”) of each year. Certain fiscal 2022 amounts have been reclassified to conform to the fiscal 2023 presentation.
The unaudited and audited consolidated financial statements are referred to as the “Financial Statements” herein. The unaudited consolidated statements of operations are referred to as the “Statements of Operations” herein. The unaudited and audited consolidated balance sheets are referred to as the “Balance Sheets” herein.
Recently Adopted, Recently Issued Accounting Guidance and Other
Inflation Reduction Act
On August 16, 2022, the U.S. government enacted the Inflation Reduction Act which, among other changes, imposes a 15% corporate alternative minimum tax (“CAMT”) and a 1% excise tax on stock repurchases. Once subject to the CAMT, a taxpayer will compute both its CAMT liability and its regular federal tax liability and pay the higher of the two. To the extent that the CAMT liability exceeds the regular federal tax liability, a taxpayer will receive a credit (“CAMT credit”) which can be used against its regular federal tax liability in the future when the taxpayer is no longer subject to the CAMT. The CAMT credit does not expire. The CAMT is effective for tax years beginning after December 31, 2022, which means it will be applicable to the Company
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FOX CORPORATION
NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
starting in fiscal 2024. The excise tax on stock repurchases applies to stock repurchases occurring after December 31, 2022.
The Company continues to evaluate the impact the CAMT will have on its financial statements but expects that when applicable, the Company will be subject to the CAMT. The CAMT would impact the timing of the cash tax benefit the Company receives from the amortization of the additional tax basis received as a result of the Transaction Tax (as defined in Note 1—Description of Business and Basis of Presentation in the 2022 Form 10-K). This change in timing would result in an increase to its annual cash tax liability which could be material. However, as noted above, if the Company pays CAMT it will receive a CAMT credit that can be carried forward indefinitely and applied against its regular federal tax liability in future years. The Company also expects to be subject to the excise tax for stock repurchases occurring after December 31, 2022, but the impact to the financial statements is not expected to be material.
NOTE 2. ACQUISITIONS, DISPOSALS AND OTHER TRANSACTIONS
The Company’s acquisitions support the Company’s strategy to strengthen its core brands and to selectively enhance production capabilities for its digital and linear platforms. There were no acquisitions for the three months ended September 30, 2022, and for the three months ended September 30, 2021, the Company’s acquisitions were individually not material.
NOTE 3. INVENTORIES, NET
The Company’s inventories were comprised of the following:
As of
September 30,
2022
As of
June 30,
2022
(in millions)
Licensed programming, including prepaid sports rights$1,248 $975 
Owned programming418 337 
Total inventories, net1,666 1,312 
Less: current portion of inventories, net(1,020)(791)
Total non-current inventories, net$646 $521 
Owned programming
Released$236 $205 
In-process and other182 132 
Total$418 $337 
The following table presents the aggregate amortization expense related to inventories, net included in Operating expenses in the Statements of Operations:
For the three months ended September 30,
20222021
(in millions)
Amortization expense$854 $801 
NOTE 4. FAIR VALUE
Fair value measurements are required to be disclosed using a three-tiered fair value hierarchy which distinguishes market participant assumptions into the following categories: (i) inputs that are quoted prices in active markets (“Level 1”); (ii) inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1 that are observable,
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FOX CORPORATION
NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
including quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities (“Level 2”); and (iii) inputs that require the entity to use its own assumptions about market participant assumptions (“Level 3”).
The following tables present information about financial assets and redeemable noncontrolling interests carried at fair value on a recurring basis:
Fair value measurements
As of September 30, 2022
Total Level 1Level 2Level 3
(in millions)
Investments in equity securities$505 $505 
(a)
$ $ 
Redeemable noncontrolling interests(193)  (193)
(b)
Total$312 $505 $ $(193)
Fair value measurements
As of June 30, 2022
Total Level 1 Level 2Level 3
(in millions)
Investments in equity securities$435 $435 
(a)
$ $ 
Redeemable noncontrolling interests(188)  (188)
(b)
Total$247 $435 $ $(188)
(a)
The investments categorized as Level 1 primarily represent an investment in equity securities of Flutter Entertainment plc (“Flutter”) with a readily determinable fair value (See Note 3—Acquisitions, Disposals and Other Transactions in the 2022 Form 10-K under the heading “Flutter” for additional information).
(b)
The Company utilizes both the market and income approach valuation techniques for its Level 3 fair value measures. Inputs to such measures could include observable market data obtained from independent sources such as broker quotes and recent market transactions for similar assets. It is the Company’s policy to maximize the use of observable inputs in the measurement of its Level 3 fair value measurements. To the extent observable inputs are not available, the Company utilizes unobservable inputs based upon the assumptions market participants would use in valuing the redeemable noncontrolling interests. Examples of utilized unobservable inputs are future cash flows and long-term growth rates.
Redeemable Noncontrolling Interests
The redeemable noncontrolling interests recorded are put rights held by minority shareholders in Credible Labs Inc. (“Credible”) and an entertainment production company.
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FOX CORPORATION
NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
The changes in redeemable noncontrolling interests classified as Level 3 measurements were as follows:
For the three months ended September 30,
20222021
(in millions)
Beginning of period$(188)$(261)
Acquisitions(a)
 (45)
Net loss5 1 
Distributions 3 
Accretion and other
(10) 
End of period$(193)$(302)
(a)
The increase for the three months ended September 30, 2021 was primarily due to the acquisition of an entertainment production company.
The Credible minority put right will become exercisable in fiscal 2025. The put right held by the entertainment production company’s minority shareholder will become exercisable in fiscal 2027.
Financial Instruments
The carrying value of the Company’s financial instruments exclusive of borrowings, such as cash and cash equivalents, receivables, payables and investments, accounted for using the measurement alternative method, approximates fair value.
As of
September 30,
2022
As of
June 30,
2022
(in millions)
Borrowings
Fair value$6,580 $7,084 
Carrying value$7,207 $7,206 
Fair value is generally determined by reference to market values resulting from trading on a national securities exchange or in an over-the-counter market (a Level 1 measurement).
Concentrations of Credit Risk
Cash and cash equivalents are maintained with several financial institutions. The Company has deposits held with banks that exceed the amount of insurance provided on such deposits. Generally, these deposits may be redeemed upon demand and are maintained with financial institutions of reputable credit and, therefore, bear minimal credit risk.
Generally, the Company does not require collateral to secure receivables. As of September 30, 2022 and June 30, 2022, the Company had no customers that accounted for 10% or more of the Company’s receivables.
NOTE 5. BORROWINGS
Borrowings include senior notes (See Note 9—Borrowings in the 2022 Form 10-K under the heading “Public Debt – Senior Notes Issued”). In addition, the Company is party to a credit agreement providing a $1.0 billion unsecured revolving credit facility with a sub-limit of $150 million available for the issuance of letters of credit and a maturity date of March 2024 (See Note 9—Borrowings in the 2022 Form 10-K under the heading
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“Revolving Credit Agreement”). As of September 30, 2022, there were no borrowings outstanding under the revolving credit agreement.
NOTE 6. STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Stock Repurchase Program
The Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) has authorized a $4 billion stock repurchase program under which the Company can repurchase Class A Common Stock (the “Class A Common Stock”) and Class B Common Stock (the “Class B Common Stock” and, together with the Class A Common Stock, the “Common Stock”). The program has no time limit and may be modified, suspended or discontinued at any time.
The Company repurchased approximately 8 million shares of Common Stock for approximately $250 million during the three months ended September 30, 2022.
Repurchased shares are retired and reduce the number of shares issued and outstanding. The Company allocates the amount of the repurchase price over par value between additional paid-in capital and retained earnings.
As of September 30, 2022, the Company’s remaining stock repurchase authorization was approximately $1.15 billion. Subsequent to September 30, 2022, the Company repurchased approximately 1.7 million shares of Common Stock for $50 million.
Dividends
The following table summarizes the dividends declared per share on both the Company’s Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock:
For the three months ended September 30,
20222021
Cash dividend per share$0.25 $0.24 
The Company declared a semi-annual dividend of $0.25 per share on both the Class A Common Stock and the Class B Common Stock during the three months ended September 30, 2022, which was paid on September 28, 2022 to stockholders of record on August 31, 2022.
NOTE 7. EQUITY-BASED COMPENSATION
The Company has one equity plan, the Fox Corporation 2019 Shareholder Alignment Plan (See Note 12—Equity-Based Compensation in the 2022 Form 10-K).
The following table summarizes the Company’s equity-based compensation:
For the three months ended September 30,
20222021
(in millions)
Equity-based compensation$7 $15 
Intrinsic value of all settled equity-based awards$76 $76 
Tax benefit on settled equity-based awards$14 $17 
The Company’s equity-based awards are settled in Class A Common Stock. As of September 30, 2022, the Company’s total estimated compensation cost, not yet recognized, related to non-vested equity awards held
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by the Company’s employees was approximately $150 million and is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period between one and two years.
As of September 30, 2022 and 2021, the Company had approximately 6 million stock options outstanding. The computation of diluted earnings per share did not include stock options outstanding during each period presented if their inclusion would have been antidilutive.
Awards Vested and Granted
Restricted Stock Units
During the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, approximately 1.5 million and 2.0 million restricted stock units (“RSUs”) vested and approximately 2.0 million and 1.6 million RSUs were granted, respectively. These RSUs generally vest in equal annual installments over a three-year period subject to participants’ continued employment with the Company.
Performance-Based Stock Options
During the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, the Company granted approximately 4 million performance-based stock options in each period, which will vest in full at the end of a three-year performance period if the market condition is met, and have a term of seven years thereafter.
NOTE 8. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
Commitments
The Company has commitments under certain firm contractual arrangements (“firm commitments”) to make future payments. These firm commitments secure the future rights to various assets and services to be used in the normal course of operations. The total firm commitments and future debt payments as of September 30, 2022 and June 30, 2022 were approximately $41 billion and $42 billion, respectively. The decrease from June 30, 2022 was primarily due to sports programming rights payments.
Contingencies
FOX News
The Company’s FOX News business and certain of its current and former employees have been subject to allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination on the basis of sex and race. The Company has resolved many of these claims and is contesting other claims in litigation. The Company has also received regulatory and investigative inquiries relating to these matters. To date, none of the amounts paid in settlements or reserved for pending or future claims is material, individually or in the aggregate, to the Company. The amount of additional liability, if any, that may result from these or related matters cannot be estimated at this time. However, the Company does not currently anticipate that the ultimate resolution of any such pending matters will have a material adverse effect on its business, financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.
U.K. Newspaper Matters Indemnity
In connection with the separation of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (“21CF”) and News Corporation in June 2013 (the “21CF News Corporation Separation”), 21CF agreed to indemnify News Corporation, on an after-tax basis, for payments made after the 21CF News Corporation Separation arising out of civil claims and investigations relating to phone hacking, illegal data access and inappropriate payments to public officials that occurred at subsidiaries of News Corporation before the 21CF News Corporation Separation, as well as legal and professional fees and expenses paid in connection with the related criminal matters, other than fees, expenses and costs relating to employees who are not (i) directors, officers or certain designated employees or (ii) with respect to civil matters, co-defendants with News Corporation (the “U.K. Newspaper Matters Indemnity”). In accordance with the Separation Agreement (as defined in Note 1—Description of Business and Basis of Presentation in the 2022 Form 10-K under the heading “The Distribution”), the Company assumed certain costs and liabilities related to the U.K. Newspaper Matters Indemnity. The liability recorded in the
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Balance Sheets related to the indemnity was approximately $115 million and $65 million as of September 30, 2022 and June 30, 2022, respectively. The increase in the liability recorded was attributable to an increase in the number of civil claims submitted in September 2022 in advance of the September 30, 2022 cutoff date set by the judge for this phase of the litigation.
Defamation and Disparagement Claims
From time to time, the Company and its news businesses, including FOX News Media and the FOX Television Stations, and their employees are subject to lawsuits alleging defamation or disparagement. These include lawsuits filed by Smartmatic USA Corp. and certain of its affiliates (collectively, “Smartmatic”) in February 2021 and Dominion Voting Systems, Inc. and certain of its affiliates (collectively, “Dominion”) in March 2021. The Company believes these lawsuits, including the Smartmatic and Dominion matters, are without merit and intends to defend against them vigorously. To date, none of the amounts the Company has paid in settlements of defamation or disparagement claims or reserved for pending or future claims is material, individually or in the aggregate, to the Company. The amount of additional liability, if any, that may result from these or related matters cannot be estimated at this time. However, the Company does not currently anticipate that the ultimate resolution of any such pending matters will have a material adverse effect on its business, financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.
Other
The Company establishes an accrued liability for legal claims and indemnification claims when the Company 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. Any fees, expenses, fines, penalties, judgments or settlements which might be incurred by the Company in connection with the various proceedings could affect the Company’s results of operations and financial condition. For the contingencies disclosed above for which there is at least a reasonable possibility that a loss may be incurred, other than the accrual provided, the Company was unable to estimate the amount of loss or range of loss.
The Company’s operations are subject to tax primarily in various domestic jurisdictions and as a matter of course, the Company is regularly audited by federal and state tax authorities. The Company believes it has appropriately accrued for the expected outcome of all pending tax matters and does not currently anticipate that the ultimate resolution of pending tax matters will have a material adverse effect on its consolidated financial condition, future results of operations or liquidity. Each member of the 21CF consolidated group, which includes 21CF, the Company (prior to the Distribution (as defined in Note 1—Description of Business and Basis of Presentation in the 2022 Form 10-K under the heading “The Distribution”)) and 21CF’s other subsidiaries, is jointly and severally liable for the U.S. federal income and, in certain jurisdictions, state tax liabilities of each other member of the consolidated group. Consequently, the Company could be liable in the event any such liability is incurred, and not discharged, by any other member of the 21CF consolidated group. The tax matters agreement entered into in connection with the Separation (as defined in Note 1—Description of Business and Basis of Presentation in the 2022 Form 10-K under the heading “The Distribution”) requires 21CF and/or The Walt Disney Company to indemnify the Company for any such liability. Disputes or assessments could arise during future audits by the Internal Revenue Service in amounts that the Company cannot quantify.
NOTE 9. PENSION AND OTHER POSTRETIREMENT BENEFITS
The Company participates in and/or sponsors various pension, savings and postretirement benefit plans. Pension plans and postretirement benefit plans are closed to new participants with the exception of a small group covered by collective bargaining agreements. The net periodic benefit cost was $16 million and $14 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively.
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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
NOTE 10. SEGMENT INFORMATION
The Company is a news, sports and entertainment company, which manages and reports its businesses in the following segments:
Cable Network Programming, which produces and licenses news and sports content distributed through traditional cable television systems, direct broadcast satellite operators and telecommunication companies (“traditional MVPDs”), virtual multi-channel video programming distributors (“virtual MVPDs”) and other digital platforms, primarily in the U.S.
Television, which produces, acquires, markets and distributes programming through the FOX broadcast network, advertising supported video-on-demand (“AVOD”) service TUBI, 29 full power broadcast television stations, including 11 duopolies, and other digital platforms, primarily in the U.S. Eighteen of the broadcast television stations are affiliated with the FOX Network, 10 are affiliated with MyNetworkTV and one is an independent station.
Other, Corporate and Eliminations, which principally consists of the FOX Studio Lot, Credible, corporate overhead costs and intracompany eliminations. The FOX Studio Lot, located in Los Angeles, California, provides television and film production services along with office space, studio operation services and includes all operations of the facility. Credible is a U.S. consumer finance marketplace.
The Company’s operating segments have been determined in accordance with the Company’s internal management structure, which is organized based on operating activities. The Company evaluates performance based upon several factors, of which the primary financial measure is segment operating income before depreciation and amortization, or Segment EBITDA. Due to the integrated nature of these operating segments, estimates and judgments are made in allocating certain assets, revenues and expenses.
Segment EBITDA is defined as Revenues less Operating expenses and Selling, general and administrative expenses. Segment EBITDA does not include: Amortization of cable distribution investments, Depreciation and amortization, Impairment and restructuring charges, Interest expense, net, Other, net and Income tax expense. Management believes that Segment EBITDA is an appropriate measure for evaluating the operating performance of the Company’s business segments because it is the primary measure used by the Company’s chief operating decision maker to evaluate the performance of and allocate resources to the Company’s businesses.
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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
The following tables set forth the Company’s Revenues and Segment EBITDA for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021:
 
For the three months ended September 30,
 20222021
 (in millions)
Revenues  
Cable Network Programming$1,431 $1,416 
Television1,714 1,581 
Other, Corporate and Eliminations47 48 
Total revenues$3,192 $3,045 
Segment EBITDA
Cable Network Programming$742 $774 
Television409 359 
Other, Corporate and Eliminations(59)(69)
Amortization of cable distribution investments(4)(5)
Depreciation and amortization(99)(79)
Interest expense, net(68)(97)
Other, net(76)69 
Income before income tax expense845 952 
Income tax expense(232)(244)
Net income613 708 
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests(8)(7)
Net income attributable to Fox Corporation stockholders$605 $701 
Revenues by Segment by Component
 
For the three months ended September 30,
 20222021
 (in millions)
Cable Network Programming  
Affiliate fee$1,029 $1,026 
Advertising316 311 
Other86 79 
Total Cable Network Programming revenues1,431 1,416 
Television
Advertising905 819 
Affiliate fee682 641 
Other127 121 
Total Television revenues1,714 1,581 
Other, Corporate and Eliminations47 48 
Total revenues$3,192 $3,045 
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FOX CORPORATION
NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
For the three months ended September 30,
20222021
(in millions)
Depreciation and amortization
Cable Network Programming$17 $10 
Television29 26 
Other, Corporate and Eliminations53 43 
Total depreciation and amortization$99 $79 
As of
September 30,
2022
As of
June 30,
2022
(in millions)
Assets
Cable Network Programming$2,692 $2,682 
Television8,448 7,915 
Other, Corporate and Eliminations10,635 11,010 
Investments649 578 
Total assets$22,424 $22,185 
NOTE 11. ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Interest expense, net
The following table sets forth the components of Interest expense, net included in the Statements of Operations:
For the three months ended September 30,
20222021
(in millions)
Interest expense$(87)$(97)
Interest income19  
Interest expense, net$(68)$(97)
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Other, net
The following table sets forth the components of Other, net included in the Statements of Operations:
For the three months ended September 30,
20222021
(in millions)
U.K Newspaper Matters Indemnity(a)
$(61)$(17)
Net gains on investments in equity securities(b)
21 63 
Transaction costs
(16)(12)
Other(20)35 
Total other, net$(76)$69 
(a)
See Note 8—Commitments and Contingencies under the heading “U.K. Newspaper Matters Indemnity.”
(b)
Net gains on investments in equity securities for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 included the gains related to the change in fair value of the Company’s investment in Flutter (See Note 4—Fair Value).
Other Non-Current Assets
The following table sets forth the components of Other non-current assets included in the Balance Sheets:
 
As of
September 30,
2022
As of
June 30,
2022
 (in millions)
Investments(a)
$649 $578 
Inventories, net646 521 
Operating lease assets453 477 
Grantor Trust252 270 
Other229 225 
Total other non-current assets$2,229 $2,071 
(a)
Includes investments accounted for at fair value on a recurring basis of $505 million and $435 million as of September 30, 2022 and June 30, 2022, respectively (See Note 4—Fair Value).
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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Accounts Payable, Accrued Expenses and Other Current Liabilities
The following table sets forth the components of Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities included in the Balance Sheets:
As of
September 30,
2022
As of
June 30,
2022
(in millions)
Accrued expenses$824 $992 
Programming payable727 686 
Deferred revenue282 209 
Operating lease liabilities107 107 
Other current liabilities422 302 
Total accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities$2,362 $2,296 
Other Liabilities
The following table sets forth the components of Other liabilities included in the Balance Sheets:
As of
September 30,
2022
As of
June 30,
2022
(in millions)
Accrued non-current pension/postretirement liabilities$441 $447 
Non-current operating lease liabilities387 405 
Other non-current liabilities249 268 
Total other liabilities$1,077 $1,120 
Future Performance Obligations
As of September 30, 2022, approximately $4.0 billion of revenues are expected to be recognized primarily over the next one to three years. The Company’s most significant remaining performance obligations relate to affiliate contracts, sports advertising contracts and content licensing contracts with fixed fees. The amount disclosed does not include (i) revenues related to performance obligations that are part of a contract whose original expected duration is one year or less, (ii) revenues that are in the form of sales- or usage-based royalties and (iii) revenues related to performance obligations for which the Company elects to recognize revenue in the amount it has a right to invoice.
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FOX CORPORATION
NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Supplemental Information
For the three months ended September 30,
 20222021
 (in millions)
Supplemental cash flows information
Cash paid for interest$(151)$(168)
Cash paid for income taxes$(8)$(66)
 
Supplemental information on acquisitions
Fair value of assets acquired, excluding cash$ $120 
Cash paid (75)
Fair value of equity instruments consideration 45 
Issuance of subsidiary common units (45)
Fair value of equity instruments consideration$ $ 
NOTE 12. SUBSEQUENT EVENT
On October 14, 2022, the Company announced that the Board has formed a special committee composed of independent members of the Board (the “Special Committee”) to begin exploring a potential combination with News Corporation. The Special Committee has not made any determination at this time, and there can be no certainty that the Company will engage in such a transaction.

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ITEM 2.        MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
Readers should carefully review this document and the other documents filed by Fox Corporation (“FOX” or the “Company”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). This section should be read together with the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements and related notes appearing elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, (“fiscal”) 2022 as filed with the SEC on August 12, 2022 (the “2022 Form 10-K”). The unaudited consolidated financial statements are referred to as the “Financial Statements” herein.
INTRODUCTION
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 Business—This section provides a general description of the Company’s businesses, as well as developments that occurred during the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 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 and a segment basis. 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 outstanding debt and commitments, both firm and contingent, that existed as of September 30, 2022. Included in the discussion of outstanding debt is a discussion of the amount of financial capacity available to fund the Company’s future commitments and obligations, as well as a discussion of other financing arrangements.
Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements—This section provides a description of the use of forward-looking information appearing in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, including in Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. Such information is based on management’s current expectations about future events which are subject to change and to inherent risks and uncertainties. Refer to Part I., Item 1A. “Risk Factors” in the 2022 Form 10-K for a discussion of the risk factors applicable to the Company.
OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY’S BUSINESS
The Company is a news, sports and entertainment company, which manages and reports its businesses in the following segments:
Cable Network Programming, which produces and licenses news and sports content distributed through traditional cable television systems, direct broadcast satellite operators and telecommunication companies (“traditional MVPDs”), virtual multi-channel video programming distributors (“virtual MVPDs”) and other digital platforms, primarily in the U.S.
Television, which produces, acquires, markets and distributes programming through the FOX broadcast network, advertising-supported video-on-demand (“AVOD”) service TUBI, 29 full power broadcast television stations, including 11 duopolies, and other digital platforms, primarily in the U.S. Eighteen of the broadcast television stations are affiliated with the FOX Network, 10 are affiliated with MyNetworkTV and one is an independent station.
Other, Corporate and Eliminations, which principally consists of the FOX Studio Lot, Credible Labs Inc. (“Credible”), corporate overhead costs and intracompany eliminations. The FOX Studio Lot, located in Los Angeles, California, provides television and film production services along with office space, studio operation services and includes all operations of the facility. Credible is a U.S. consumer finance marketplace.
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Other Business Developments
On October 14, 2022, the Company announced that the Board of Directors (the “Board”) has formed a special committee composed of independent members of the Board (the “Special Committee”) to begin exploring a potential combination with News Corporation. The Special Committee has not made any determination at this time, and there can be no certainty that the Company will engage in such a transaction.
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,
 20222021Change% Change
(in millions, except %)Better/(Worse)
Revenues
Affiliate fee$1,711 $1,667 $44 %
Advertising1,220 1,130 90 %
Other261 248 13 %
Total revenues3,192 3,045 147 %
Operating expenses(1,656)(1,571)(85)(5)%
Selling, general and administrative(448)(415)(33)(8)%
Depreciation and amortization(99)(79)(20)(25)%
Interest expense, net(68)(97)29 30 %
Other, net(76)69 (145)**
Income before income tax expense845 952 (107)(11)%
Income tax expense(232)(244)12 %
Net income613 708 (95)(13)%
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests(8)(7)(1)(14)%
Net income attributable to Fox Corporation stockholders$605 $701 $(96)(14)%
**
not meaningful
Overview
The Company’s revenues increased 5% for the three months ended September 30, 2022, as compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2022, due to higher affiliate fee, advertising and other revenues. The increase in affiliate fee revenue was primarily due to higher average rates per subscriber and higher fees received from television stations that are affiliated with the FOX Network, led by contractual rate increases on existing affiliate agreements and from affiliate agreement renewals, partially offset by a lower average number of subscribers. The increase in advertising revenue was primarily attributable to higher political advertising revenue at FOX Television Stations principally due to the November 2022 U.S. midterm elections, higher pricing at the FOX Network and FOX News Media and growth at TUBI, partially offset by lower ratings at the FOX Network. The increase in other revenues was primarily due to higher FOX Nation subscription revenues and the impact of acquisitions of entertainment production companies in fiscal 2022, partially offset by the timing of productions at our animation production company.
Operating expenses increased 5% for the three months ended September 30, 2022, as compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2022, primarily due to increased investment in digital growth initiatives at TUBI and FOX News Media, higher sports programming rights amortization and the impact of acquisitions of
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entertainment production companies in fiscal 2022, partially offset by lower marketing costs at FOX Entertainment.
Selling, general and administrative expenses increased 8% for the three months ended September 30, 2022, as compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2022, primarily due to the impact of the fiscal 2022 acquisitions of entertainment production companies and higher employee related costs.
Depreciation and amortization—Depreciation and amortization expense increased 25% for the three months ended September 30, 2022, as compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2022, primarily due to increased spending as a result of digital initiatives and the impact of the fiscal 2022 acquisitions of entertainment production companies.
Other, net—See Note 11—Additional Financial Information to the accompanying Financial Statements under the heading “Other, net.”
Income tax expenseThe Company’s tax provision and related effective tax rate of 27% for the three months ended September 30, 2022 was higher than the statutory rate of 21% primarily due to state taxes.
The Company’s tax provision and related effective tax rate of 26% for the three months ended September 30, 2021 was higher than the statutory rate of 21% primarily due to state taxes and other permanent items.
Net income—Net income decreased 13% for the three months ended September 30, 2022, as compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2022, primarily due to the absence of gains on the disposition of assets, an increase in the U.K Newspaper Matters Indemnity (See Note 11—Additional Financial Information to the accompanying Financial Statements under the heading “Other, net”), a lower gain recognized on the change in fair value of the Company's investment in Flutter Entertainment plc and lower Segment EBITDA (as defined below) at the Cable segment, partially offset by higher Segment EBITDA at the Television segment.
Segment Analysis
The Company’s operating segments have been determined in accordance with the Company’s internal management structure, which is organized based on operating activities. The Company evaluates performance based upon several factors, of which the primary financial measure is segment operating income before depreciation and amortization, or Segment EBITDA. Due to the integrated nature of these operating segments, estimates and judgments are made in allocating certain assets, revenues and expenses.
Segment EBITDA is defined as Revenues less Operating expenses and Selling, general and administrative expenses. Segment EBITDA does not include: Amortization of cable distribution investments, Depreciation and amortization, Impairment and restructuring charges, Interest expense, net, Other, net and Income tax expense. Management believes that Segment EBITDA is an appropriate measure for evaluating the operating performance of the Company’s business segments because it is the primary measure used by the Company’s chief operating decision maker to evaluate the performance of and allocate resources to the Company’s businesses.
The following tables set forth the Company’s Revenues and Segment EBITDA 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,
 20222021Change% Change
(in millions, except %)Better/(Worse)
Revenues
Cable Network Programming$1,431 $1,416 $15 %
Television1,714 1,581 133 %
Other, Corporate and Eliminations47 48 (1)(2)%
Total revenues$3,192 $3,045 $147 %
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For the three months ended September 30,
20222021Change% Change
(in millions, except %)Better/(Worse)
Segment EBITDA
Cable Network Programming$742 $774 $(32)(4)%
Television409 359 50 14 %
Other, Corporate and Eliminations(59)(69)10 14 %
Adjusted EBITDA(a)
$1,092 $1,064 $28 %
(a)
For a discussion of Adjusted EBITDA and a reconciliation of Net income to Adjusted EBITDA, see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below.
Cable Network Programming (45% and 47% of the Company’s revenues for the first three months of fiscal 2023 and 2022, respectively)
 
For the three months ended September 30,
 20222021Change% Change
(in millions, except %)  Better/(Worse)
Revenues
Affiliate fee$1,029 $1,026 $— %
Advertising316 311 %
Other86 79 %
Total revenues1,431 1,416 15 %
Operating expenses(564)(523)(41)(8)%
Selling, general and administrative(129)(124)(5)(4)%
Amortization of cable distribution investments(1)(20)%
Segment EBITDA$742 $774 $(32)(4)%
Revenues at the Cable Network Programming segment increased 1% for the three months ended September 30, 2022, as compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2022, primarily due to higher advertising and other revenues. Affiliate fee revenue remained relatively consistent as higher average rates per subscriber, led by contractual rate increases on existing affiliate agreements and from affiliate agreement renewals, were offset by a lower average number of subscribers. The decrease in the average number of subscribers was due to a reduction in traditional MVPD subscribers, partially offset by an increase in virtual MVPD subscribers. The increase in advertising revenue was primarily due to higher pricing partially offset by lower ratings and digital advertising revenue at FOX News Media, and the absence of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (“CONCACAF”) Gold Cup at the national sports networks during the current year quarter. The increase in other revenues was primarily due to higher FOX Nation subscription revenues.
Cable Network Programming Segment EBITDA decreased 4% for the three months ended September 30, 2022, as compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2022, as the revenue increases noted above were more than offset by higher expenses. Operating expenses increased primarily due to higher costs associated with increased investment in digital growth initiatives and breaking news coverage at FOX News Media, partially offset by lower sports programming rights amortization and production costs, including the absence of the CONCACAF Gold Cup at the national sports networks during the current year quarter.
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Television (54% and 52% of the Company’s revenues for the first three months of fiscal 2023 and 2022, respectively)
 
For the three months ended September 30,
 20222021Change% Change
(in millions, except %)Better/(Worse)
Revenues
Advertising$905 $819 $86 11 %
Affiliate fee682 641 41 %
Other127 121 %
Total revenues1,714 1,581 133 %
Operating expenses(1,071)(1,026)(45)(4)%
Selling, general and administrative(234)(196)(38)(19)%
Segment EBITDA$