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Disney is one of the most recognizable entertainment companies in the world, and that reputation contributes to the popularity of its stock. But that popularity only goes so far — the stock lost value last year.
Its five-year history is much rosier, and the COVID-19 pandemic negatively affected a lot of companies. If you're confident in the future of the company, you can buy shares in just a few steps. If you're on the fence, its worth digging into the company's financials.
One of the most popular ways to buy shares is through an online brokerage. Most brokerages these days don't charge commission fees, so they’re much cheaper than Disney’s direct stock purchase plan. They allow you to buy thousands of stocks on a single platform, but you generally need Internet access.
To buy Disney shares:
Through a partnership with Computershare, Disney offers direct stock purchases. But this option has high fees and minimums, including:
These fees make investing directly through Disney and Computershare the pricier option, with little upside. This program does offer the ability to buy shares over the phone, which means it’s worth considering if you don’t have a computer or a phone with Internet access. The website also lists the ability to automatically reinvest dividends as a feature, but that’s offered by most brokerages.
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|52-week range||$90.23 - $179.63|
|50-day moving average||$109.36|
|200-day moving average||$124.86|
|Wall St. target price||$184.11|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.70|
|1 week (2022-09-14)||-11.56%|
|1 month (2022-08-22)||-14.18%|
|3 months (2022-06-21)||N/A|
|6 months (2022-03-24)||-28.40%|
|1 year (2021-09-24)||-43.47%|
|2 years (2020-09-25)||-19.76%|
|3 years (2019-09-25)||133.09|
|5 years (2017-09-25)||99.57|
|Revenue TTM||$81.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8.39%|
|Gross profit TTM||$22.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.09%|
|Return on equity TTM||3.44%|
|Market capitalisation||$199 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Over the last 12 months, Walt Disney Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $90.23 up to $179.63. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Walt Disney Company's is 1.2022. This would suggest that Walt Disney Company's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. It operates through two segments, Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution; and Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. The company engages in the film and episodic television content production and distribution activities, as well as operates television broadcast networks under the ABC, Disney, ESPN, Freeform, FX, Fox, National Geographic, and Star brands; and studios that produces motion pictures under the Walt Disney Pictures, Twentieth Century Studios, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, and Searchlight Pictures banners. It also offers direct-to-consumer streaming services through Disney+, Disney+ Hotstar, ESPN+, Hulu, and Star+; sale/licensing of film and television content to third-party television and subscription video-on-demand services; theatrical, home entertainment, and music distribution services; staging and licensing of live entertainment events; and post-production services by Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound. In addition, the company 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 as well as Aulani, a Disney resort and spa in Hawaii; licenses its intellectual property to a third party for the operations of the Tokyo Disney Resort; and provides consumer products, which include licensing of trade names, characters, visual, literary, and other IP for use on merchandise, published materials, and games. Further, it sells branded merchandise through retail, online, and wholesale businesses; and develops and publishes books, comic books, and magazines. The Walt Disney Company was founded in 1923 and is based in Burbank, California.
Valuing Walt Disney Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Walt Disney Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Walt Disney Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 64x. In other words, Walt Disney Company shares trade at around 64x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Walt Disney Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.6689. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Walt Disney Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Walt Disney Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $11.9 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Walt Disney Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Walt Disney Company.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 23.2
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Walt Disney Company's overall score of 23.2 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 16th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Walt Disney Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 6.53/100
Walt Disney Company's environmental score of 6.53 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Walt Disney Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 13.06/100
Walt Disney Company's social score of 13.06 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Walt Disney Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 15.61/100
Walt Disney Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Walt Disney Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Walt Disney Company scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Walt Disney Company has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||23.2|
|Total ESG percentile||15.68|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
|Level of controversy||2|
We're not expecting Walt Disney Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
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