Why Disney is Poised to Outperform

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, entertainment giant Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Disney, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Disney facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Burbank, Calif. (1923)

Market Cap

$87.0 billion

Industry

Movies and entertainment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$42.3 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Robert Iger

CFO James Rasulo

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

13.3%

Cash/Debt

$3.4 billion / $14.6 billion

Dividend Yield

1.5%

Competitors

News Corp. (NASDAQ: FOX  )

Time Warner (NYSE: TWX  )

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 94% of the 5,565 members who have rated Disney believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those bulls, All-Star isinghu, succinctly summed up the outperform case for our community:

The Disney company has greatly expanded it business by acquiring solid companies over the years i.e. ABC, Pixar, Marvel and now [Lucasfilm]. Together with its World Wide Theme Parks, it seems to reason that this company will continue to make money and see its stock appreciate accordingly. How can it not??

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