The Walt Disney Company (WDP) - Stock & Dividends

Exchange: XETRA Stock Exchange • Country: United States • Currency: EUR • Type: Common Stock • ISIN: US2546871060

Movies, Television, Streaming, ThemeParks, Resorts

The Walt Disney Company is a global entertainment powerhouse that operates through three main segments: Entertainment, Sports, and Experiences. The company is a leading producer and distributor of film and television content, offering a diverse range of programming under popular brand names such as ABC, Disney, Freeform, FX, Fox, National Geographic, and Star.

Through its various production studios, including ABC Signature, Disney Branded Television, FX Productions, Lucasfilm, Marvel, National Geographic Studios, Pixar, Searchlight Pictures, Twentieth Century Studios, 20th Television, and Walt Disney Pictures, the company creates original content that captivates audiences worldwide. Its impressive portfolio of brands also includes ESPN, which offers sports-related entertainment services through various platforms.

In addition to its traditional television and film offerings, Disney provides direct-to-consumer streaming services through Disney+, Disney+ Hotstar, Hulu, and Star+, giving users access to a vast library of content on-demand. The company also generates revenue through the sale and licensing of its film and episodic content to third-party television and video-on-demand services.

Disney's theme park and resort business is another significant contributor to its revenue. The company operates iconic destinations such as Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Shanghai Disney Resort, and Disney Cruise Line, offering immersive experiences that bring its beloved characters and stories to life. Disney also licenses its intellectual property to third-party operators, such as the Tokyo Disney Resort.

Furthermore, Disney monetizes its vast library of intellectual property by licensing its trade names, characters, visual, literary, and other IP for use on merchandise, published materials, and games. The company also operates a direct-to-home satellite distribution platform, sells branded merchandise through various channels, and develops and publishes books, comic books, and magazines.

Founded in 1923, The Walt Disney Company is headquartered in Burbank, California, and has grown into a global entertainment giant with a rich legacy of creativity, innovation, and storytelling. For more information, visit https://www.thewaltdisneycompany.com.

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WDP Stock Overview

Market Cap in USD 188,288m
Sector Communication Services
Industry Entertainment
GiC SubIndustry Application Software
TER 0.00%
IPO / Inception

WDP Stock Ratings

Growth 5y -15.7
Fundamental 26.0
Dividend 1.33
Rel. Performance vs Sector -2.19
Analysts -
Fair Price Momentum 84.17 EUR
Fair Price DCF 125.66 EUR

WDP Dividends

Yield 12m 0.30%
Yield on Cost 5y 0.22%
Dividends CAGR 5y -19.36%
Payout Consistency 75.1%

WDP Growth Ratios

Growth 12m 15.73%
Growth Correlation 12m 57%
Growth Correlation 3m -72%
CAGR 5y -5.31%
CAGR/Mean DD 5y -0.20
Sharpe Ratio 12m 0.40
Alpha vs SP500 12m -8.81
Beta vs SP500 5y weekly 0.98
ValueRay RSI 21.83
Volatility GJR Garch 1y 22.35%
Price / SMA 50 -6.58%
Price / SMA 200 2.86%
Current Volume 4k
Average Volume 20d 3.1k

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What is the price of WDP stocks?
As of June 15, 2024, the stock is trading at EUR 93.25 with a total of 4,009 shares traded.
Over the past week, the price has changed by -0.99%, over one month by -4.33%, over three months by -8.56% and over the past year by +7.56%.
What are the forecast for WDP stock price target?
According to ValueRays Forecast Model, WDP The Walt Disney Company will be worth about 92.5 in June 2025. The stock is currently trading at 93.25. This means that the stock has a potential downside of -0.84%.
Issuer Forecast Upside
Wallstreet Target Price - -
Analysts Target Price - -
ValueRay Target Price 92.5 -0.84

The Walt Disney Company: A Legacy of Imagination

Beginnings and Evolution

Founded by Walt Disney and Roy O. Disney on October 16, 1923, The Walt Disney Company started as a small animation studio. It was the birthplace of Mickey Mouse in 1928, a character that would become synonymous with the brand. Over the years, Disney expanded its operations to include live-action films, television, and theme parks, opening its first park, Disneyland, in 1955.

Core Businesses

At its heart, Disney remains an entertainment company, with operations spanning several key segments:

  • Media Networks: This includes broadcast, cable, radio, publishing, and digital businesses across two divisions - Disney/ABC Television Group and ESPN Inc.
  • Parks and Resorts: Disney operates eight major resorts worldwide, including Disneyland and Walt Disney World, complemented by cruise lines and vacation clubs.
  • Studio Entertainment: This encompasses the production of live-action and animated motion pictures, direct-to-video content, musical recordings, and live stage plays.
  • Consumer Products & Interactive Media: This segment focuses on merchandise licensing, retail, games, and apps, leveraging Disney’s vast portfolio of brands and characters.

Side Businesses and Expansions

Disney has strategically acquired companies to bolster its entertainment empire. Major acquisitions include Pixar Animation Studios in 2006, Marvel Entertainment in 2009, Lucasfilm in 2012, and Fox's entertainment assets in 2019. These moves enriched Disney’s content portfolio, securing its position in not only family entertainment but also in the science fiction, superhero, and fantasy genres.

Current Market Status

As of 2023, The Walt Disney Company remains a titan in the entertainment industry. It has successfully navigated the challenges of the digital age, embracing streaming with its Disney+ platform, which has amassed millions of subscribers worldwide. Despite facing competition from other streaming services and the impacts of global events on its parks and resorts business, Disney's diversified business model continues to drive its success in the global market.