The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company

Overview
Date Founded

1923

Headquarters

2711 Centerville Road,Suite 400,Wilmington, DE 19808

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

199K

Industries

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

Company Description

The Walt Disney Co. is a diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise. It operates through four business segments: Media Networks, Parks & Resorts, Studio Entertainment and Consumer Products & Interactive Media. The Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, domestic television stations, radio networks and stations. The Parks and Resorts 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 Consumer Products and Interactive Media 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 Walt Disney was founded by Walter Elias Disney on October 16, 1923 and is headquartered in Burbank, CA.

Executives & Employees

Chief Financial Officer & Senior Executive Vice President

Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Chief Legal Officer

Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Chairman, Direct-to-Consumer & International

Chairman of Parks, Experiences & Consumer Products

President of ESPN & Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks

Chairman, the Walt Disney Studios

President, Walt Disney International

Executive Vice President, Controllership, Financial Planning & Tax

Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer at Oracle Corp.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Illumina, Inc.

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SSgA Funds Management (SSgA FM) uses quantitative methods, as well as an industry-specific bottom-up investment approach to select stocks. The firm's mutual funds and institutional portfolios follow the same management style. 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. cash and real estate. ^The firm's Active, Enhanced & Passive are designed to outperform relative to benchmarks while maintaining appropriate risk exposure. 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 seek to meet clients’ objectives by controlling risk, while diversifying sources of excess return. The firm 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 strategies typically use a stratified sampling methodology to build portfolios with the same characteristics as the index using quantitative and fundamental methods.^SSgA FM's cash 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 seeks to position assets among major investment categories. The goal is to manage risk and enhance returns.SSgA FM is an advisor to funds that employ both passive and actively managed REITs investing strategies. They also offer direct real estate investment strategies.SSgA FM is an advisor to a fund that employs senior loan investing strategies. An unaffiliated sub-advisor directs the investments of the fund. SSgA FM's Managed Futures strategy allocates assets using two approaches: a managed futures strategy and a fixed income strategy. The managed futures strategy seeks to capture returns tied to global macroeconomic trends in the commodity futures markets, taking both long and short positions. The fixed income strategy is designed to generate interest income and capital appreciation to add diversification to the returns generated by the managed futures strategy.SSgA FM's Private Equity strategies focus on rigorous partner selection, thorough evaluation of quality investment opportunities, and fundamental, research-driven research. The strategies make direct or co-investments across sectors, as well as fund investments.

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State Farm® has been in the mutual funds business since 1968, managing funds then only available to employees and Agents. In 2001, State Farm Mutual Funds products and services became available to the public for the first time. Our main objective is to make each of our 15 State Farm Mutual Funds® a highly competitive and rewarding long-term investment for our shareholders. To help achieve this objective, we use an investment management structure that capitalizes on the unique strengths, focused attention, and knowledge of seasoned investment professionals in State Farm’s internal investment department. Because we offer a wide variety of funds, some outside the core knowledge of our internal investment department, we also have seven other highly-respected asset management organizations working for you. Each of our investment advisors provides well-known, long-established experts in their respective investment strategies and has beliefs and investment philosophies that are consistent with our own. State Farm Mutual Funds shareholders can feel confident that their investments are being managed in a responsible, conservative, and cost-effective manner consistent with a long-term perspective

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MFS Investment Management offers a wide variety of investment styles that combine both fundamental and quantitative research and a bottom-up security selection process. The firm manages more than 60 US mutual fund portfolios that offer domestic and international stock and fixed-income strategies across the full risk spectrum for US investors. They offer separately managed accounts for high net-worth individuals. MFS also offers an array of investment options for insurance companies' separate accounts. Insurance companies can utilize the firm's investment management and services for variable annuity, variable life and group pension products. MFS offers separate account portfolio management for institutional investors worldwide. They manage equity and fixed-income assets for public pension plans, corporate pension plans, bank trust clients, insurance companies, endowments and foundations, individual, multi-employer plans and investment advisory firms.

Recent Transactions
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The Walt Disney Company purchases Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.

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The Walt Disney Company purchases BAM Technologies LLC from MLB Advanced Media LP

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The Walt Disney Company, Edl Holding Co. LLC purchase Euro Disney SCA

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

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Advisors & Consultants
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Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions Practice at Jones Day

Legal Advisor

Partner at Hogan & Lovells LLP

Legal Advisor

Professional at 101 Strategy Partners, LLC

Clients

AT&T, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of telecommunications and digital entertainment services. It operates through the following business segments: Business Solutions, Entertainment Group, Consumer Mobility, and International. The Business Solutions segment provides advanced IP-based services including Virtual Private Networks (VPN); Ethernet-related products; FlexWare, a service that relies on Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) to provide application-based routing, and broadband, collectively referred to as strategic services, as well as traditional data and voice products. We utilize our wireless and wired networks to provide a complete communications solution to our business customers. The Entertainment Group segment offers video, internet, voice communication, and interactive and targeted advertising services to customers located in the United States. The Consumer Mobility segment provides nationwide wireless service to consumers, and wholesale and resale subscribers located in the United States. The International segment provides entertainment services in Latin America and wireless services in Mexico. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

Netflix, Inc. operates as an Internet subscription service company, which provides subscription service streaming movies and television episodes over the internet and sending DVDs by mail. It operates its business through the following segments: Domestic streaming, International streaming, and Domestic DVD. The company was founded by Marc Randolph and Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr., on August 29, 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, CA.

Verizon Communications, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision wireless communications products and services. It operates through Wireless, and Wireline segments. The Wireless segment provides wireless voice and data services and equipment sales, which are provided to consumer, business, and government customers. The Wireline segment offers broadband video and data; corporate networking solutions; data center and cloud services; security and managed network services; and local and long distance voice services. The company was founded on June 30, 2000 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2017
Market Capitalization
$151B
Total Enterprise Value
$182B
Earnings Per Share
$5.69
Revenue
$54.9B
TEVNet Income
20.23x
Debt TEV
0.14x
Total Debt
$25.3B
Total Equity
$46.2B
Net Profit
$8.98B
Enterprise Value Sales
3.31x
EBITDAMargin
30.2%
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
10.95x
EBITDA
$16.6B
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
4.08%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
5.4%
Political Donations
$3,000
2014
$3,000
2014
$2,000
2014
Political Donations Received
$3,000
2014
$3,000
2014
$2,000
2014
Investments
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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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PlayBuzz Ltd. develops quiz making platform for publishers and brands. It enables publishers, bloggers, marketers, and brands to connect with audiences in a meaningful and share-worthy way, through interactive storytelling in snackable formats such as quizzes, lists, surveys, and ranking. The company was founded by Shaul Olmert, Yaron Buznach, and Tom Pachys in 2012 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Free Stream Media Corp. publishes and delivers applications and television platform technologies. It publishes smart television applications and multi-screen advertising solutions. The company’s automatic content recognition platform connects smart televisions, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones via a Web browser to deliver contextually relevant information to viewer’s second screens. It offers products for advertisers, publishers, television platforms, broadcasters, and hotlist. Free Stream Media was founded by Ashwin Navin, David Harrison, Alvir Navin, Omar Zennadi, David Kurtz and Todd Johnson in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Suppliers
Technicolor SA Entertainment | Issy-les-Moulineaux, IF

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. Social Interest | 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 St. 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