The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products, and Interactive.
The Media Networks segment operates broadcast and cable television networks, domestic television stations, and radio networks and stations; and is involved in the television production and television distribution operations. Its cable networks include ESPN, Disney Channels, and ABC Family, as well as UTV/Bindass and Hungama. This segment owns eight domestic television stations.
The Parks and Resorts segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida that includes theme parks; hotels; vacation club properties; a retail, dining, and entertainment complex; a sports complex; conference centers; campgrounds; golf courses; water parks; and other recreational facilities. This segment also operates Disneyland Resort in California; Disney Resort& Spa in Hawaii; Disney Vacation Club, Disney Cruise Line, and Adventures by Disney; and Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and Shanghai Disney Resort, as well as licenses the operations of Tokyo Disneyland Resort in Japan.
The Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures, direct-to-video content, musical recordings, and live stage plays.
The Consumer Products segment licenses trade names, characters, and visual and literary properties to retailers, show promoters, and publishers; publishes entertainment and educational books, magazines, comic books; and operates English language learning centers. This segment is involved in the retail, online, and wholesale distribution of products through the Disney Store and DisneyStore.com. The Interactive segment creates and delivers entertainment and lifestyle content across interactive media platforms.
Closing share price
|FY, 2013||FY, 2014||FY, 2015||FY, 2016|
|$45 b||$48.8 b||$52.5 b||$55.6 b|
Revenue growth, %
Cost of goods sold
|$20.1 b||$21.4 b||$23.2 b||$24.7 b|
Operating expense total
|$35.6 b||$37.3 b||$39.2 b||$41.3 b|
|$235 m||$117 m||$260 m|
Income tax expense
|$3 b||$4.2 b||$5 b||$5.1 b|
Pre tax profit
|$9.6 b||$12.2 b||$13.9 b||$14.9 b|
|$6.6 b||$8 b||$8.9 b||$9.8 b|