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World Wrestling Entertainment

DB:WWFA
Snowflake Description

Outstanding track record with high growth potential.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
WWFA
DB
$8B
Market Cap
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Company description

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., an integrated media and entertainment company, engages in the sports entertainment business in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. The last earnings update was 70 days ago. More info.


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WWFA Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
1.8%
DB:WWFA
1.8%
DE Entertainment
2.5%
DE Market
1 Year Returns
173.2%
DB:WWFA
11.6%
DE Entertainment
-6.7%
DE Market
WWFA Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWFA) 1.8% 4.7% 19.8% 173.2% - -
DE Entertainment 1.8% 8.2% 18.1% 11.6% 32.9% 74.4%
DE Market 2.5% 3.3% 9.2% -6.7% 9% 13.5%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • WWFA outperformed the Entertainment industry which returned 11.6% over the past year.
  • WWFA outperformed the Market in Germany which returned -6.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility
WWFA
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
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WWFA Value

 Is World Wrestling Entertainment undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of World Wrestling Entertainment to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for World Wrestling Entertainment.

DB:WWFA Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 11 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 6.1%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year DE Government Bond Rate 0.2%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for DB:WWFA
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year DE Govt Bond Rate 0.2%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Entertainment Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.96
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.959 (1 + (1- 21%) (2.85%))
0.987
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
0.99
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 0.23% + (0.987 * 5.96%)
6.11%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for DB:WWFA using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for World Wrestling Entertainment is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

DB:WWFA DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 6.11%)
2019 94.08 Analyst x6 88.66
2020 282.62 Analyst x5 251.00
2021 352.30 Analyst x3 294.86
2022 383.97 Analyst x3 302.86
2023 419.50 Analyst x2 311.82
2024 445.78 Est @ 6.26% 312.27
2025 465.63 Est @ 4.45% 307.39
2026 480.46 Est @ 3.19% 298.91
2027 491.50 Est @ 2.3% 288.17
2028 499.75 Est @ 1.68% 276.13
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $2,732.08
DB:WWFA DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $499.75 × (1 + 0.23%) ÷ (6.11% – 0.23%)
$8,512.76
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $8,512.76 ÷ (1 + 6.11%)10
$4,703.56
DB:WWFA Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $2,732.08 + $4,703.56
$7,435.63
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $7,435.63 / 78.04
$95.28
DB:WWFA Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Non-primary Listing Adjustment Factor 1 share in DB:WWFA represents 0.87065x of NYSE:WWE
(This could be a different class, a depositary receipt, a different currency, or all of these things.)
0.87065x
Value per Share
(Listing Adjusted, EUR)
= Value per Share (USD) x Listing Adjustment Factor
= $ 95.28 x 0.87065
€82.95
Value per share (EUR) From above. €82.95
Current discount Discount to share price of €84.20
= -1 x (€84.20 - €82.95) / €82.95
-1.5%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of World Wrestling Entertainment is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for World Wrestling Entertainment's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are World Wrestling Entertainment's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
DB:WWFA PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $1.28
NYSE:WWE Share Price ** NYSE (2019-04-18) in USD $96.71
Germany Entertainment Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 10 Publicly-Listed Entertainment Companies 17.2x
Germany Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 421 Publicly-Listed Companies 19.69x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of World Wrestling Entertainment.

DB:WWFA PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NYSE:WWE Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 96.71 ÷ 1.28

75.3x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • World Wrestling Entertainment is overvalued based on earnings compared to the DE Entertainment industry average.
  • World Wrestling Entertainment is overvalued based on earnings compared to the Germany market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does World Wrestling Entertainment's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
DB:WWFA PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 75.3x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 11 Analysts
27.2%per year
Europe Entertainment Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 30 Publicly-Listed Entertainment Companies 1.71x
Germany Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 270 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.58x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

DB:WWFA PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 75.3x ÷ 27.2%

2.77x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • World Wrestling Entertainment is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on World Wrestling Entertainment's assets?
Raw Data
DB:WWFA PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $4.05
NYSE:WWE Share Price * NYSE (2019-04-18) in USD $96.71
Germany Entertainment Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 14 Publicly-Listed Entertainment Companies 1.59x
Germany Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 570 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.87x
DB:WWFA PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NYSE:WWE Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 96.71 ÷ 4.05

23.86x

* Primary Listing of World Wrestling Entertainment.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • World Wrestling Entertainment is overvalued based on assets compared to the DE Entertainment industry average.
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Value checks
We assess World Wrestling Entertainment's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Entertainment industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Entertainment industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. World Wrestling Entertainment has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

WWFA Future Performance

 How is World Wrestling Entertainment expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
27.2%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is World Wrestling Entertainment expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • World Wrestling Entertainment's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 0.2%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • World Wrestling Entertainment's earnings growth is expected to exceed the Germany market average.
  • World Wrestling Entertainment's revenue growth is expected to exceed the Germany market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
DB:WWFA Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
DB:WWFA Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 11 Analysts 27.2%
DB:WWFA Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 11 Analysts 11.5%
Germany Entertainment Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 22.8%
Germany Entertainment Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 3.5%
Germany Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 11.7%
Germany Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.8%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
DB:WWFA Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 11 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
DB:WWFA Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 1,546 497 422 2
2022-12-31 1,503 443 385 3
2021-12-31 1,415 403 319 5
2020-12-31 1,328 356 277 11
2019-12-31 1,031 157 121 11
DB:WWFA Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 930 187 100
2018-09-30 869 177 63
2018-06-30 867 160 51
2018-03-31 800 96 47
2017-12-31 801 97 33
2017-09-30 784 78 36
2017-06-30 761 73 25
2017-03-31 746 64 21
2016-12-31 729 62 34
2016-09-30 700 43 25
2016-06-30 703 24 24
2016-03-31 654 37 28

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • World Wrestling Entertainment's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
  • World Wrestling Entertainment's revenue is expected to grow by 11.5% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
DB:WWFA Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 11 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from World Wrestling Entertainment Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:WWFA Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 4.77 5.25 4.29 2.00
2022-12-31 4.33 4.73 3.92 2.00
2021-12-31 3.69 4.25 3.07 4.00
2020-12-31 3.12 3.82 2.34 9.00
2019-12-31 1.18 1.43 0.92 9.00
DB:WWFA Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 1.28
2018-09-30 0.82
2018-06-30 0.67
2018-03-31 0.61
2017-12-31 0.43
2017-09-30 0.47
2017-06-30 0.33
2017-03-31 0.27
2016-12-31 0.44
2016-09-30 0.33
2016-06-30 0.32
2016-03-31 0.37

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • World Wrestling Entertainment is expected to make outstanding use of shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity greater than 40%).
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Future performance checks
We assess World Wrestling Entertainment's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the Germany market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the Germany market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
World Wrestling Entertainment has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

WWFA Past Performance

  How has World Wrestling Entertainment performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare World Wrestling Entertainment's growth in the last year to its industry (Entertainment).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • World Wrestling Entertainment has delivered over 20% year on year earnings growth in the past 5 years.
  • World Wrestling Entertainment's 1-year earnings growth exceeds its 5-year average (205.1% vs 58.3%)
  • World Wrestling Entertainment's earnings growth has exceeded the DE Entertainment industry average in the past year (205.1% vs -6%).
Earnings and Revenue History
World Wrestling Entertainment's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from World Wrestling Entertainment Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:WWFA Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 930.16 99.59 181.43
2018-09-30 869.26 63.18 263.90
2018-06-30 867.19 51.45 254.45
2018-03-31 800.24 46.59 239.30
2017-12-31 800.96 32.64 160.81
2017-09-30 783.62 35.85 171.66
2017-06-30 761.45 25.07 189.62
2017-03-31 745.86 20.84 209.57
2016-12-31 729.22 33.84 145.50
2016-09-30 700.43 24.71 214.76
2016-06-30 702.50 24.00 207.21
2016-03-31 653.69 28.26 197.52
2015-12-31 658.77 24.14 192.77
2015-09-30 633.15 23.64 181.86
2015-06-30 587.10 7.35 176.43
2015-03-31 593.23 -12.26 175.86
2014-12-31 542.62 -30.07 178.46
2014-09-30 520.46 -36.34 179.89
2014-06-30 513.57 -27.99 173.45
2014-03-31 509.54 -8.31 164.78
2013-12-31 507.97 2.76 154.58
2013-09-30 504.68 11.29 148.40
2013-06-30 495.58 12.38 148.22
2013-03-31 484.95 19.14 139.46
2012-12-31 484.01 31.43 136.34
2012-09-30 481.86 22.17 132.17
2012-06-30 486.18 29.23 124.28

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • World Wrestling Entertainment has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%).
  • World Wrestling Entertainment used its assets more efficiently than the DE Entertainment industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • World Wrestling Entertainment has significantly improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess World Wrestling Entertainment's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Entertainment industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
World Wrestling Entertainment has a total score of 6/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

WWFA Health

 How is World Wrestling Entertainment's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up World Wrestling Entertainment's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • World Wrestling Entertainment is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • World Wrestling Entertainment's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of World Wrestling Entertainment's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 2.2x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from World Wrestling Entertainment Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

DB:WWFA Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 316.24 213.90 359.14
2018-09-30 279.26 213.83 315.59
2018-06-30 292.86 213.73 341.55
2018-03-31 275.62 213.61 284.87
2017-12-31 252.96 213.50 297.44
2017-09-30 251.63 216.04 263.01
2017-06-30 242.32 215.95 262.26
2017-03-31 240.17 216.20 270.68
2016-12-31 239.74 202.73 267.14
2016-09-30 220.03 42.84 67.57
2016-06-30 216.23 30.95 79.91
2016-03-31 218.02 20.47 87.56
2015-12-31 209.32 21.58 102.38
2015-09-30 214.51 22.67 99.57
2015-06-30 210.87 23.76 110.50
2015-03-31 209.54 24.84 113.65
2014-12-31 205.86 25.92 115.41
2014-09-30 215.66 26.99 68.74
2014-06-30 230.76 28.06 78.93
2014-03-31 252.40 29.12 87.27
2013-12-31 265.95 29.64 109.39
2013-09-30 280.87 29.39 114.82
2013-06-30 287.36 0.00 122.85
2013-03-31 290.10 0.00 132.25
2012-12-31 294.73 0.00 152.37
2012-09-30 302.09 0.00 147.10
2012-06-30 307.58 1.00 170.18
  • World Wrestling Entertainment's level of debt (67.6%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (11.1% vs 67.6% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (87.3%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 11.1x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess World Wrestling Entertainment's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. World Wrestling Entertainment has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

WWFA Dividends

 What is World Wrestling Entertainment's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0.5%
Current annual income from World Wrestling Entertainment dividends. Estimated to be 0.55% next year.
If you bought €2,000 of World Wrestling Entertainment shares you are expected to receive €10 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • World Wrestling Entertainment's pays a lower dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in Germany (1.44%).
  • World Wrestling Entertainment's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in Germany (3.74%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
DB:WWFA Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 11 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Germany Entertainment Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 5 Stocks 1.5%
Germany Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 324 Stocks 3%
Germany Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.9%
Germany Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
Germany Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

DB:WWFA Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 0.37 1.00
2022-12-31 0.72 2.00
2021-12-31 0.60 4.00
2020-12-31 0.52 6.00
2019-12-31 0.46 5.00
DB:WWFA Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-01-31 0.480 0.549
2018-10-18 0.480 0.650
2018-07-19 0.480 0.567
2018-04-19 0.480 0.869
2018-02-01 0.480 1.306
2017-10-19 0.480 1.647
2017-07-20 0.480 2.187
2017-04-21 0.480 2.344
2017-02-02 0.480 2.257
2016-10-20 0.480 2.559
2016-07-21 0.480 2.361
2016-04-21 0.480 2.673
2016-02-04 0.480 2.860
2015-10-22 0.480 2.773
2015-07-23 0.480 2.507
2015-04-23 0.480 3.178
2015-02-05 0.480 3.164
2014-10-24 0.480 4.071
2014-07-25 0.480 3.440
2014-04-25 0.480 3.760
2014-02-14 0.480 1.894
2013-10-25 0.480 3.020
2013-07-19 0.480 4.593
2013-04-26 0.480 4.896
2013-02-22 0.480 5.494
2012-10-26 0.480 5.889
2012-07-27 0.480 5.754
2012-04-30 0.480 6.047
2012-02-21 0.480 5.554
2011-10-28 0.480 4.930
2011-07-29 0.480 5.074
2011-04-28 0.480 4.803
2011-02-04 1.440 11.753
2010-11-01 1.440 10.492
2010-07-30 1.440 10.189
2010-02-08 1.440 8.579
2009-10-30 1.440 9.198
2009-07-31 1.440 10.254
2009-05-01 1.440 11.518
2009-04-20 1.440 13.371

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • World Wrestling Entertainment is not paying a notable dividend for Germany, therefore no need to check if the payments are stable.
  • World Wrestling Entertainment is not paying a notable dividend for Germany, therefore no need to check if the payments are increasing.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of World Wrestling Entertainment's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of World Wrestling Entertainment's dividends as it is not paying a notable one for Germany.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of World Wrestling Entertainment's dividends in 3 years as they are not expected to pay a notable one for Germany.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess World Wrestling Entertainment's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.9%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can World Wrestling Entertainment afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. World Wrestling Entertainment has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

WWFA Management

 What is the CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Vince McMahon
COMPENSATION $5,658,238
AGE 72
TENURE AS CEO 9.6 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Vincent K. McMahon, also known as Vince, has been Chairman of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) since 1987 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since September 16, 2009. He is a third generation promoter who has made WWE into the global phenomenon it is today. As a pioneer in the television syndication business, a recognized television personality throughout the world, a visionary promoter and a fearless marketer, he continues to make his presence known as a leader within the broadcast and entertainment industries. In 1972, he joined Capitol Wrestling Corporation, on a full-time basis he soon became a pioneer in the cable television industry by leveraging the new technologies of pay-per-view and closed-circuit television for the first WrestleMania in 1985. For his accomplishments in entertainment, television, and pay-per-view, Mr. McMahon, one of the longest running personalities on television, was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2008. He also has received a Promax/BDA Lifetime Achievement Award and has been inducted into the 2008 CableFAX Hall of Fame. In recognition of WWE’s work to support children over the past 30 years, Mr. McMahon, in 2005, was appointed to The Make-A-Wish Foundation of America National Advisory Council. He is a tireless supporter of the U.S. military, bringing WWE Superstars to war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2002 to entertain the troops. In 2006, WWE and he received the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Public Service Award for its support of deployed service members in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2008, the WWE received the GI Film Festival’s Corporate Patriot Award.

CEO Compensation
  • Vince's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
  • Vince's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in Germany.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the World Wrestling Entertainment management team in years:

4.2
Average Tenure
52
Average Age
  • The tenure for the World Wrestling Entertainment management team is about average.
Management Team

Vince McMahon

TITLE
Co-Founder
COMPENSATION
$6M
AGE
72
TENURE
9.6 yrs

George Barrios

TITLE
Co-President & Director
COMPENSATION
$9M
AGE
52
TENURE
1.2 yrs

Michelle Wilson

TITLE
Co-President & Director
COMPENSATION
$9M
AGE
52
TENURE
1.2 yrs

Kevin Dunn

TITLE
Executive Vice President of Television Production
COMPENSATION
$6M
AGE
57
TENURE
4.8 yrs

Triple H Levesque

TITLE
Executive VP of Talent
COMPENSATION
$5M
AGE
48
TENURE
7.7 yrs

George Wells

TITLE
Managing Director of International Operations and Senior Vice President

Mark Kowal

TITLE
Chief Accounting Officer
AGE
42
TENURE
4.8 yrs

Rajan Mehta

TITLE
CTO & Executive VP
TENURE
3.7 yrs

Michael Weitz

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Investor Relations

Brian Nurse

TITLE
Senior VP
AGE
46
TENURE
0.6 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the World Wrestling Entertainment board of directors in years:

4.8
Average Tenure
55
Average Age
  • The tenure for the World Wrestling Entertainment board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

George Barrios

TITLE
Co-President & Director
COMPENSATION
$9M
AGE
52
TENURE
1.2 yrs

Michelle Wilson

TITLE
Co-President & Director
COMPENSATION
$9M
AGE
52
TENURE
1.2 yrs

Triple H Levesque

TITLE
Executive VP of Talent
COMPENSATION
$5M
AGE
48
TENURE
4.2 yrs

Stephanie Levesque

TITLE
Chief Brand Officer & Director
AGE
41
TENURE
4.2 yrs

Frank Riddick

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$202K
AGE
61
TENURE
10.7 yrs

Vince McMahon

TITLE
Co-Founder
COMPENSATION
$6M
AGE
72
TENURE
32.3 yrs

Jeff Speed

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$202K
AGE
55
TENURE
10.7 yrs

Patricia Gottesman

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$174K
AGE
59
TENURE
7.8 yrs

Stuart Goldfarb

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$184K
AGE
64
TENURE
7.7 yrs

Laureen Ong

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$170K
AGE
65
TENURE
4.8 yrs

Robyn Peterson

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$164K
AGE
42
TENURE
4.2 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (€) Value (€)
01. Oct 18 Sell Kevin Dunn Individual 28. Sep 18 28. Sep 18 -19,108 €83.80 €-1,592,397
28. Sep 18 Sell George Barrios Individual 27. Sep 18 27. Sep 18 -50,000 €82.44 €-4,122,065
17. Sep 18 Sell Mark Kowal Individual 14. Sep 18 14. Sep 18 -2,500 €75.49 €-188,736
07. Sep 18 Sell Kevin Dunn Individual 06. Sep 18 06. Sep 18 -25,000 €74.78 €-1,869,442
29. Aug 18 Sell George Barrios Individual 28. Aug 18 28. Aug 18 -4,000 €71.13 €-284,523
28. Aug 18 Sell Mark Kowal Individual 27. Aug 18 27. Aug 18 -2,500 €71.14 €-177,850
27. Aug 18 Sell Jeffrey Speed Individual 24. Aug 18 24. Aug 18 -4,300 €70.52 €-303,227
21. Aug 18 Sell George Barrios Individual 20. Aug 18 20. Aug 18 -90,685 €71.23 €-6,396,911
16. Aug 18 Sell Michael Luisi Individual 16. Aug 18 16. Aug 18 -12,461 €69.35 €-864,134
13. Aug 18 Sell Mark Kowal Individual 10. Aug 18 10. Aug 18 -2,500 €69.59 €-173,976
13. Aug 18 Sell George Barrios Individual 10. Aug 18 10. Aug 18 -37,708 €70.07 €-2,642,275
10. Aug 18 Sell Jeffrey Speed Individual 10. Aug 18 10. Aug 18 -3,750 €70.07 €-262,770
09. Aug 18 Sell Jeffrey Speed Individual 08. Aug 18 08. Aug 18 -2,500 €68.22 €-170,550
08. Aug 18 Sell George Barrios Individual 07. Aug 18 07. Aug 18 -12,292 €69.03 €-848,549
07. Aug 18 Sell Frank Riddick Individual 07. Aug 18 07. Aug 18 -6,300 €69.96 €-439,547
01. Aug 18 Sell Michelle Wilson Individual 31. Jul 18 31. Jul 18 -140,000 €68.39 €-9,573,989
31. Jul 18 Sell Kevin Dunn Individual 30. Jul 18 30. Jul 18 -100,000 €68.56 €-6,759,979
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Management checks
We assess World Wrestling Entertainment's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. World Wrestling Entertainment has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

WWFA News

Simply Wall St News

WWFA Company Info

Description

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., an integrated media and entertainment company, engages in the sports entertainment business in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. It operates in three segments: Media, Live Events, and Consumer Products. The Media segment engages in the production and monetization of long-form and short-form media content across various platforms, including WWE Network, pay television, and digital and social media, as well as filmed entertainment. The Live Events segment is involved in the sale of tickets, including primary and secondary distribution; provision of event services; and sale of travel packages related to its live events. The Consumer Products segment engages in merchandising of WWE branded products, such as video games, toys, apparels, and books through licensing arrangements and direct-to-consumer sales, as well as through e-commerce platforms. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

Details
Name: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
WWFA
Exchange: DB
Founded: 1980
$6,672,621,219
78,042,850
Website: http://corporate.wwe.com
Address: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
1241 East Main Street,
Stamford,
Connecticut, 06902,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NYSE WWE Class A Common Stock New York Stock Exchange US USD 19. Oct 1999
DB WWFA Class A Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 19. Oct 1999
LSE 0M1G Class A Common Stock London Stock Exchange GB USD 19. Oct 1999
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
915
World Wrestling Entertainment employees.
Industry
Movies and Entertainment
Media
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/04/18 22:07
End of day share price update: 2019/04/18 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/04/08
Last earnings filing: 2019/02/07
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.