The Walt Disney Company Financial Analysis

As part of NavFile’s coverage of The Walt Disney Company, we are providing financial analysis of the company’s quarterly earnings reports and yearly earnings. Our research analyst, David Aughinbaugh II, will be providing financial analysis for each quarter. In our financial analysis articles and presentations, we will be presenting a detailed overview of financial trends for the firm and what to watch going forward for each quarter. All of the articles are featured in our NavFile Center area of the site. This page contains an overview of our coverage and the current financial state of the firm.

Quarterly Earnings Analysis

Below is a list of the quarter that we have covered for Walt Disney Co.:

First Quarter 2019 Earnings Financial Analysis – Our first report on the company. Walt Disney reported earnings that exceeded Walt Street expectations for earnings per share and revenues (slightly above expectations). You can read our full analysis here.

Company’s Next Earnings Report: May 8th, 2019 After the Bell. The day after the company’s annual shareholder meeting. Analysis of the quarter will be provided a few days after the earnings report.

The Walt Disney Company Logo Featuring Mickey Mouse

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Financial Analysis Overview of the Company’s Current Financial Situation

The Walt Disney Company is one of the leading entertainment companies in the world. The firm has frequently reported solid financial results for the past several years. As a result, the organization's market cap has grown significantly since 2013. Over the past year (2018), the company has seen its market cap not rise as investors evaluate Disney’s future growth prospects. The firm is expanding its streaming services division with the launch of Disney+ in mid-2019, which could be a significant growth area for the company. Parks and Resorts is expanding its operations with the additions of Star Wars themed lands and other attractions in Disneyland and Walt Disney World. For the past quarter (2019 Q1), the company saw significant declines in its Studio Entertainment segment, which is an area of concern for the organization. Walt Disney Co’s movie slate for 2019 looks to be solid, however. The upcoming movies should allow Studio Entertainment to match or beat prior quarters.

Disney is a solid company that is performing well; however, the main thing to watch going forward will be the firm’s ability to generate growth in its divisions.