The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company

Overview
Date Founded

1923

Headquarters

500 South Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA, 91521-0931, United States

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

203K

Industries

Entertainment
Recreation & Leisure
Media Conglomerates
Cable, Satellite, and Radio Telecommunications
Consumer Services
Hotels, Resorts, and Cruiselines
Computer Software

Company Description

The Walt Disney Co. is a diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise. It operates through the following segments: Media Networks, Parks, Experiences and Products, Studio Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI). The Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, domestic television stations, radio networks and stations. The Parks, Experiences and Products segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida; the Disneyland Resort in California; Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii; the Disney Vacation Club; the Disney Cruise Line; and Adventures by Disney. The Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures, direct-to-video content, musical recordings and live stage plays. This segment distributes films primarily under the Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Touchstone banners. The DTCI segment licenses the company's trade names, characters and visual and literary properties to various manufacturers, game developers, publishers and retailers throughout the world. It also develops and publishes games, primarily for mobile platforms, and books, magazines and comic books. This segment also distributes branded merchandise directly through retail, online and wholesale businesses. The company was founded by Walter Elias Disney on October 16, 1923 and is headquartered in Burbank, CA.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Executive Chairman

Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Chief Information Officer

Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Chief Security Officer & Senior Vice President

Chairman, ESPN & Sports Content

Chairman, Disney Studios Content

Chairman, International Operations & Direct-to-Consumer

Board of Directors

Executive Chairman at The Walt Disney Company

Chief Executive Officer & Director at Oracle Corp.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at General Motors Company

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Nike, Inc.

Founder at WE Family Offices LLC

Operating Executive, Global Consumer & Retail Group at The Carlyle Group, Inc.

Distinguished Fellow at Council on Foreign Relations

Former Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President at Eli Lilly Canada, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at Illumina, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at The Walt Disney Company

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The Vanguard Group is an American investment management company based in Malvern, Pennsylvania, that manages approximately $3.4 trillion[1] in assets. It is the largest provider of mutual funds and now the second-largest provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the world after BlackRock, with about $451 billion in ETF assets under management, as of March 2015.[3] It offers mutual funds and other financial products and services to retail and institutional investors in the United States and abroad. Founder and former chairman John C. Bogle is credited with the creation of the first index fund available to individual investors,[4] the popularization of index funds generally,[5] and driving costs down across the mutual fund industry.

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BFA utilizes fixed-income strategies that are actively managed, model or index based. Actively managed fixed-income mandates generally employ an active investment style that emphasizes rotation among different types of debt on a relative value basis, specific security selection, quantitative analysis of each security and the portfolio as a whole and intensive credit analysis and review. They utilize a risk-controlled, systematic process for portfolio construction and alpha generation. Alpha sources may include security selection, duration and yield curve positioning, industry rotation, asset allocation, and currency positioning. BFA's equity platform includes a broad range of products that vary according to investment style (active, scientific and passive management), market-cap (small-, mid-, small/mid-, large- and all-cap), and geography (global, international and regional). The product range may also include sector funds, long-only and long-short portfolios, as well as products that combine different strategies to create balanced and asset allocation portfolios. For cash management portfolios, the investment process emphasizes safety and liquidity over yield. Their alternative mandates focus on sourcing and managing high-alpha investments with lower correlation to public markets and developing a holistic approach to address client needs in alternatives investing.

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SSgA FM’s methods of analysis include quantitative, fundamental, technical, cyclical, indexing, arbitrage, charting and other strategy specific methods. They offer a broad range of strategies including: Active, Enhanced, and Passive Equity; Active & Passive Debt; Cash Management; Multi-Asset Class Solutions; Real Estate (including Direct Real Estate); Senior Loans; Managed Futures; and Private Equity. Active equity strategies include enhanced equity and active quantitative strategies. The strategies cover market-cap and style segments of the market including: large-cap core, large-cap growth, large-cap value, mid-cap, small-cap, small-cap value, all-cap, and long-short equity. They also manage long-short and long-short market neutral strategies. SSgA FM’s Active & Passive Debt strategies offers a range of investment styles from passive to active, short to long duration, tax-exempt, sovereign to high yield, and single country to global. The firm’s Cash Management strategies seek to generate current income while preserving capital and liquidity by investing in diversified portfolios of short-term securities. SSgA FM's Multi-Asset Class strategies employ an asset allocation model as means of diversification and seek to position assets among major investment categories. Their Multi Asset Class Solutions strategies employ an asset allocation model as a method of diversification that aims to position assets among major investment categories. SSgA FM’s Managed Futures strategy allocates assets using two approaches: a managed futures strategy and a fixed income strategy. The firm’s Private Equity strategies focus on rigorous partner selection, thorough evaluation of quality investment opportunities, and fundamental, research-driven research.

Recent Transactions
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The Mobile Majority purchases TrueX, Inc. from The Walt Disney Company

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Banijay Group SAS, Financière LOV SAS purchase Endemol Shine Group Ltd. from The Walt Disney Company, Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., Apollo Global Management, Inc. /Private Equity

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Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. purchases Asianet Communications Ltd. from The Walt Disney Company

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Transaction Advisors
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Advised onThe Walt Disney Company purchases Fox Family Worldwide, Inc. from News Corp. Ltd.

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Investment Advisor

Advised onThe Walt Disney Company purchases Pixar Animation Studios, Inc.

Legal Advisor

Advised onThe Walt Disney Company purchases Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.

Global Chairman, Investment Banking Services

Advised onThe Walt Disney Company purchases Pixar Animation Studios, Inc.

Associate

Advised onThe Walt Disney Company purchases Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions Practice at Jones Day

Advisor

Co-Founder at The Raine Group LLC

Legal Advisor

Partner at Hogan & Lovells LLP

Clients

Netflix, Inc. operates as a streaming entertainment service company. The firm provides subscription service streaming movies and television episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by mail. It operates through the following segments: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming and Domestic DVD. The Domestic Streaming segment derives revenues from monthly membership fees for services consisting of streaming content to its members in the United States. The International Streaming segment includes fees from members outside the United States. The Domestic DVD segment covers revenues from services consisting of DVD-by-mail. The company was founded by Marc Randolph and Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr. on August 29, 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, CA.

The Home Depot, Inc. engages in the sale of building materials and home improvement products. Its products include building materials, home improvement products, lawn and garden products and decor products. The firm operates through the following geographical segments: U.S., Canada and Mexico. It offers home improvement installation services, and tool and equipment rental. The company was founded by Bernard Marcus, Arthur M. Blank, Kenneth Gerald Langone and Pat Farrah on June 29, 1978 and is headquartered at Atlanta, GA.

Liberty Media Corp. engages in the operation media, communications, and entertainment businesses. It operates through the following segments: Sirius XM Holdings, Formula 1, and Corporate and Other. The Sirius XM Holdings segment refers to the complementary audio entertainment businesses, Sirius XM and Pandora. The Sirius M features music, sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic, weather channels, and infotainment services. The Pandora provides music, comedy, and podcast streaming discovery platform. The Formula 1 segment focuses on the global motorsports business that holds exclusive commercial rights with respect to the World Championship, an annual, motor race-based competition. The Corporate and Other segment relates to the Braves Holdings operations. The company was founded on March 28, 1991 and is headquartered in Englewood, CO.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2020
Market Capitalization
$340B
Total Enterprise Value
$280B
Earnings Per Share
$-1.58
Revenue
$65.1B
Total Equity
$97.5B
Net Profit
$-2.86B
Enterprise Value / Sales
4.3x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
30.99x
TEVNet Income
-97.73x
EBITDAMargin
13.7%
EBITDA
$8.92B
Total Debt
$62.3B
Debt TEV
0.22x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
5.83%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
Political Donations
$3,000
2014
$3,000
2014
Investments
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Decisively, Inc. operates as a mobile media buying platform that makes it easy to execute, analyze and optimize mobile advertising campaigns. It operates as a social content analytics platform that helps brands measure, understand, and benchmark the impact of their social content. The firm's technology centers around distributed systems that handle large streams of real-time data, make economic decisions about that data, and synchronize the results across the system. The company was founded by Ryan Witt and David Dundas in 2013 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Little Star Media, Inc. provides virtual reality platform for entertainment. It offers videos, music, movies, photos, lifestyle, travel, sports, fashion, fitness, real estate, food, and games through web, mobile apps, and Apple TV app. The company was founded by Dominic Gigliol, Matthew Collado and Anthony Mugavero John on April 1, 2014 and is headquartered in Smithtown, NY.

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SDVI Corp. engages in technology company. It focuses on supply chain management services for the media and entertainment industry. The company was founded by Larry Kaplan in 2013 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.

Investors
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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Mattel, Inc.

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Founder & Chief Executive Officer at PocketWatch, Inc.

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Limited Partner at Lead Edge Capital Management LLC

Suppliers
Technicolor SA Entertainment | Paris, France

Technicolor SA engages in the provision of video and audio production, post-production and distribution services to content creators, network service providers and broadcasters. It operates its business through the following operating segments: Entertainment Services and Connected Home. The Entertainment Services segment develops and offers video-related technologies and services for the Media & Entertainment industry. It offers services related to content production, preparation and creation, content distribution through physical media and digital media as well as content preparation and management services. The Connected Home segment offers a wide range of solutions to pay-TV operators and network service providers for the delivery of digital entertainment, data, voice, and smart home services, through the design and supply of products such as set-top boxes, gateways, managed wireless tablets, and other connected devices. It also offers software solutions for multi device communication, including Qeo, a software application that allows communication between electronic devices, regardless of brand, within the home, as well as applications for the smart home. In addition, it also offers professional services. The company was founded on August 24, 1985 and is headquartered in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France.

SmartPros Ltd. Computer Software | Hawthorne, NY

SmartPros Ltd. provides education and content publishing and development services. Its products and services are primarily focused in specific markets, including accounting, finance, legal, engineering, securities, and insurance as well as banking and information technology. The company deliver training solutions for accountants, attorneys, securities/financial services professionals, engineers, and many other professionals. The company's content is available in text and video-based formats, deliverable through various mediums as well as through live education and webinars, and can be customized to meet the specialized needs of its clients. SmartPros was founded by Jack Fingerhut and William K. Grollman in April 1981 and is headquartered in Hawthorne, NY.

Digital Domain Media Group, Inc. Entertainment | Port Saint Lucie, FL

Digital Domain Media Group, Inc. provides computer generated animation and digital visual effects. It offers computer-generated imagery (CG) animation and visual effects (VFX) for major motion picture studios and advertisers. The company was founded on July 7, 2009 and is headquartered in Port St. Lucie, FL.

Awards & Honors
Rank #53
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #53
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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