Disney (DIS) Last Update 5/9/24
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% of Stock Price
Revenue
Gross Profits
Free Cash Flow
Disney
STOCK PRICE
DIVISION
% of STOCK PRICE
Experiences
53.9%
$74
Entertainment
23.3%
$32
Sports
22.8%
$31
Net Debt
0.1% $0
TOTAL
100%
$137
$136.97
Yours
Trefis Price
N/A
$99.38
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RECENT NEWS AND ANALYSIS

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Disney Company

VALUATION HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Experiences constitutes 54% of the Trefis price estimate for Disney's stock.
  2. Entertainment constitutes 23% of the Trefis price estimate for Disney's stock.
  3. Sports constitute 23% of the Trefis price estimate for Disney's stock.

WHAT HAS CHANGED?

  1. Disney's Q2 Fiscal 2024 Earnings

Disney posted a mixed set of Q2 FY'24 results, with revenue falling slightly short of estimates at $22.08 billion, although earnings were better than expected at $1.21 per share. While Disney's parks and experiences business fared well, the traditional TV business saw headwinds due to cord-cutting.

Note:FY'23 ended on September 30, 2023. Q2 FY'24 ended on March 30, 2024

POTENTIAL UPSIDE & DOWNSIDE TO TREFIS PRICE

The drivers mentioned below are some of the most important and sensitive drivers of Disney's value.

  • Experiences Revenue: Disney's Experiences revenues rose from $28.1 billion in FY'22 to about $32.55 billion in FY'23, as attendance and average visitor spending at the company's U.S and international parks soared. Trefis expects the metric to grow to about $45 billion by 2030. However, if sales only grow to about $38 billion, there could be a 10% downside to our price estimate.

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BUSINESS SUMMARY

Disney is a diversified media company and makes money through several businesses, including cable networks, broadcasting networks, theme parks & hotels, filmed entertainment, and consumer products. The company has also added a direct-to-consumer business to its portfolio recently.

Its cable networks include ESPN, the Disney Channel, ABC Family, and others. Disney's broadcasting arm, ABC Network, is one of the biggest broadcasting networks in the U.S., with a wide viewership.

Besides TV networks, Disney boasts several theme parks and resorts that attract millions of visitors every year. Furthermore, the company leverages its famous characters and brands to sell various merchandise. Its filmed entertainment unit produces and distributes movies under the Disney Studios brand.

SOURCES OF VALUE

We believe that Disney's Experiences business is its most valuable business, given its high revenue base and stronger growth, particularly post the Covid-19 era.

KEY TRENDS

Disney's pivot to streaming

Disney has doubled down on the streaming space with the launch of its Disney+ offering in late 2019. While competition in the streaming market is intense, Disney's deep library of legacy content and popular franchises such as Star Wars and Marvel could give it an edge over rivals. Disney is also investing heavily in content specific to its streaming businesses. Although the streaming business is loss-making currently, it could provide Disney with recurring profits in the future as it builds scale.

Increasing Pay TV Competition

Increasing competition among pay-TV providers, such as Comcast, Time Warner, DirecTV, AT&T, and Verizon, is favorable for media companies, including Disney, which can gain negotiating power in discussions regarding the pricing of subscription fees for their programming content.

Increasing Sports Programming Costs

ESPN increases its fee per subscriber every year, owing to a rise in sports programming costs which have become a cause of worry for pay-TV service providers. Some of them are considering dropping ESPN from lower-priced programming packages.

Online Licensing & Broadcast Advertising

With the growth of online streaming companies such as Netflix that monetize older content primarily, licensing opportunities have expanded for media companies. However, given a decline in traditional television viewership, ratings are hit hard, resulting in lower advertising revenues for most media companies. So far, licensing revenue growth has not been able to offset the declines seen on the advertising front completely. Having said that, broadcasting networks such as FOX, CBS, NBC, and ABC have been able to contain the advertising decline due to their exposure to sports programming, which garners very high viewership and better ad pricing.