Will Walt Disney Beat These Analyst Estimates?

Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS  ) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Aug. 6. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Walt Disney's revenues will increase 5.1% and EPS will grow 1.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $11.65 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.02.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Walt Disney booked revenue of $10.55 billion. GAAP reported sales were 9.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $9.63 billion.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.79. GAAP EPS of $0.83 for Q2 were 32% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.63 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 20.8%, 330 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 20.8%, 330 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.3%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $45.18 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.45.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 5,599 members out of 5,948 rating the stock outperform, and 349 members rating it underperform. Among 1,706 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,660 give Walt Disney a green thumbs-up, and 46 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Walt Disney is outperform, with an average price target of $61.04.

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  • Report this Comment On August 02, 2013, at 2:59 AM, wallSTsavvy44 wrote:

    Every time you give a "dime" to this company you are contributing to their "darker activities" related to hiring pedophiles and hurting children by placing them in sex rings for the "elite".

    Look at Amanda Bynes - what do you think happened to her? Ever heard of the Project MLK Ultra? Then you should. Buyer beware - Disney is being held accountable "spiritually" and as such is considered "bad karma". See for yourself - click the links...

    DISNEY forces ABC to PULL "pedophilia problem" story from NEWS


    and the list GOES ON...

    If the FBI can bust 150 people for hurting children who the hell is Disney to us? Certainly not the funnest place on Earth for the millions of children who have fallen "victim" to their criminal support and behavior.

    What you put your money into reflects what you believe in --

    Use the power of your dollars to invest in companies with proven records of helping others and clear accounting transparency controls.

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