The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide.
Established dividend payer and fair value.
Share Price & News
How has Walt Disney's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: WDP's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: WDP underperformed the German Entertainment industry which returned -8.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WDP exceeded the German Market which returned -17.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Walt Disney's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is Walt Disney undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: WDP (€88.81) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€159.79)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WDP is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WDP is good value based on its PE Ratio (17.1x) compared to the Entertainment industry average (29.6x).
PE vs Market: WDP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (17.1x) compared to the German market (16.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WDP is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WDP is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.9x) compared to the DE Entertainment industry average (1x).
How is Walt Disney forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 26 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WDP's forecast earnings growth (15% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.4%).
Earnings vs Market: WDP's earnings (15% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the German market (14.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: WDP's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: WDP's revenue (7.4% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (4.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WDP's revenue (7.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: WDP's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12.3%).
How has Walt Disney performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WDP has a large one-off gain of $2.9B impacting its December 28 2019 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: WDP's current net profit margins (13%) are lower than last year (18.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WDP's earnings have grown by 8.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WDP's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: WDP had negative earnings growth (-10.9%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Entertainment industry average (-50.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: WDP's Return on Equity (9.9%) is considered low.
How is Walt Disney's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WDP's short term assets ($27.8B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($34.8B).
Long Term Liabilities: WDP's short term assets ($27.8B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($62.3B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WDP's debt to equity ratio (46.3%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: WDP's debt to equity ratio has increased from 34.5% to 46.3% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WDP's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (12.7%).
Interest Coverage: WDP's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (9.6x coverage).
Inventory Level: WDP has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: WDP's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.6x debt).
What is Walt Disney's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WDP's dividend (1.83%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.7%).
High Dividend: WDP's dividend (1.83%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (4.97%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WDP's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WDP's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (31.2%), WDP's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: WDP's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (29.1% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Bob Chapek (59yo)
Mr. Robert A. Chapek, also known as Bob, serves as Chief Executive Officer at Walt Disney Company since February 25, 2020. He served as Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products at Walt Disney Com ...
|Executive Chairman||8yrs||US$47.52m||0.071% $111.1m|
|Senior EVP & CFO||4.75yrs||US$14.97m||0.0080% $12.6m|
|Senior EVP||17.17yrs||US$13.72m||0.0062% $9.7m|
|Senior EVP & Chief Communications Officer||15yrs||US$7.56m||0.0017% $2.7m|
|Senior EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer||10.5yrs||US$9.02m||0.0015% $2.4m|
|Chief Executive Officer||0.083yr||no data||0.00073% $1.1m|
|Senior Vice President of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Marketing||3.42yrs||no data||no data|
|Chairman of Direct-to-Consumer & International Business Segment||14.75yrs||US$11.62m||no data|
|Executive Vice President of Controllership||no data||no data||0.0019% $3.0m|
Experienced Management: WDP's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.6 years average tenure).
|Executive Chairman||8yrs||US$47.52m||0.071% $111.1m|
|President of ESPN & Co-Chair of Disney Media Networks||4.08yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||2yrs||US$396.02k||0.000060% $94.2k|
|Independent Director||4.25yrs||US$346.53k||0.00016% $251.2k|
|Independent Lead Director||2yrs||US$393.22k||0.0015% $2.4m|
|Chairman of FX Networks & FX Productions||2.17yrs||no data||no data|
|Chairman of National Geographic Partners||no data||no data||no data|
|Chairman of Disney Television Studios & ABC Entertainment||no data||no data||no data|
|Chairman of Walt Disney Television & Co-Chair of Disney Media Networks||2.17yrs||no data||no data|
|Chairman of The Board of Directors of New TV Channel Disney||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: WDP's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.2 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 16.1%.
The Walt Disney Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: The Walt Disney Company
- Ticker: WDP
- Exchange: DB
- Founded: 1923
- Industry: Movies and Entertainment
- Sector: Media
- Market Cap: US$174.044b
- Listing Market Cap: US$156.971b
- Shares outstanding: 1.81b
- Website: https://www.thewaltdisneycompany.com
Number of Employees
- The Walt Disney Company
- 500 South Buena Vista Street
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|DIS||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Jan 1968|
|DIS||BVL (Bolsa de Valores de Lima)||Yes||Common Shares||PE||USD||Jan 1968|
|DIS *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Shares||MX||MXN||Jan 1968|
|WDP||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Jan 1968|
|WDP||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Jan 1968|
|DIS||SNSE (Santiago Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CL||USD||Jan 1968|
|DIS||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CH||CHF||Jan 1968|
|WD-U||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||Common Shares||IT||EUR||Jan 1968|
|DIS||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||AT||EUR||Jan 1968|
|DISN||BASE (Buenos Aires Stock Exchange)||4 CEDEAR EACH REPR 1 COM USD0.01||AR||ARS||Jan 2001|
|DISB34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH REPR 1 COM SHS||BR||BRL||Jan 2012|
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company’s Media Networks segment operates domestic cable networks under the Disney, ESPN, Freeform, FX, and National Geographic brands; and television broadcast network under the ABC brand, as well as eight owned domestic television stations. This segment is also involved in the television production and distribution; and operation of National Geographic magazines. Its Parks, Experiences and Products segment operates theme parks and resorts, such as Walt Disney World Resort in Florida; Disneyland Resort in California; Disneyland Paris; Hong Kong Disneyland Resort; and Shanghai Disney Resort; Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club, National Geographic Expeditions, and Adventures by Disney; and Aulani, a Disney resort and spa in Hawaii, as well as licenses its intellectual property to a third party for the operations of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan. The company’s Studio Entertainment segment produces and distributes motion pictures under the Walt Disney Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, Fox Searchlight Pictures, and Blue Sky Studios banners; develops, produces, and licenses live entertainment events; produces and distributes music; and provides post-production services, including visual and audio effects. Its Direct-To-Consumer & International segment operates international television networks and channels comprising Disney, ESPN, Fox, National Geographic, Star, and Other India Channels; direct-to-consumer streaming services consisting of Disney +, ESPN+, Hotstar, and Hulu; and operates branded apps and Websites, such as Disney Movie Club and Disney Digital Network, as well as provides streaming technology support services. The company was founded in 1923 and is based in Burbank, California.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/03/29 21:13|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/03/27 00:00|
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