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Walt Disney Co
DIS : NYSE : Services
$110.52 | %
Today's Range: 109.27 - 110.67
Avg. Daily Volume: 6,396,500
05/01/15 - 4:01 PM ET

Financial Analysis


DISNEY (WALT) CO's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. DISNEY (WALT) CO has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.81 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained unchanged from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)13391.012309.0
EBITDA ($mil)3800.03226.0
EBIT ($mil)3208.02665.0
Net Income ($mil)2182.01840.0


Balance Sheet Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)5077.04397.0
Total Assets ($mil)87035.083166.0
Total Debt ($mil)16543.015401.0
Equity ($mil)44165.044324.0


Profitability Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Gross Profit Margin28.3826.21
EBITDA Margin28.3726.2
Operating Margin23.9621.65
Sales Turnover0.570.55
Return on Assets9.017.92
Return on Equity17.7514.87
Debt Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Current Ratio1.031.0
Debt/Capital0.270.26
Interest Expense69.081.0
Interest Coverage46.4932.9


Share Data Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)1700.01700.0
Div / share1.150.86
EPS1.271.03
Book value / share25.9826.07
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume6435499.06780279.0

Valuation


BUY. DISNEY (WALT) CO's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 21.62 for the Media industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.38. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.18 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 6.90. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, DISNEY (WALT) CO seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
DIS 24.21 Peers 21.62   DIS 17.73 Peers 52.51

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

DIS is trading at a premium to its peers.

 

Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

DIS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
DIS 19.66 Peers 58.93   DIS 1.61 Peers 1.03

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

DIS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Premium. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

DIS trades at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
DIS 4.18 Peers 6.90   DIS 23.35 Peers 23.99

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

DIS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Average. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

DIS is expected to keep pace with its peers on the basis of earnings growth.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
DIS 3.70 Peers 3.63   DIS 8.44 Peers 8.91

Average. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

DIS is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.

 

Average. Comparing a company's sales growth to its industry helps to determine if the company is adding or losing market share.

DIS is keeping pace with its peers on the basis of sales growth.

 

 

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