Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, entertainment giant Walt Disney
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Disney's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Burbank, Calif. (1923)|
|Market Cap||$66.2 billion|
|Industry||Movies and entertainment|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$38.2 billion|
|Management||CEO Robert Iger (since 2005)
CFO James Rasulo (since 2009)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||11.6%|
|Cash/Debt||$2.95 billion / $12.65 billion|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 93% of the 4,580 members who have rated Disney believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Oatflake and All-Star Gordogato, who is ranked in the top 15% of our community.
This past summer, Oatflake took Fools on a brief tour of the house of the Mouse:
Has theme parks, more TV networks than you probably realize, a near complete monopoly on family film entertainment, huge library of rereleasable movies, merchandising agreements bigger than anyone, and a loveable brand that for some reason seems to do no wrong.
While Disney's forward P/E of 14.3 represents a premium to media giant rivals News Corp. (12.5), Time Warner (12.4), GE (12.5), and Viacom (13.1), several Fools think the stock remains at a reasonable price. After all, it's still slightly cheaper than movie-making foes DreamWorks
Disney is America's biggest and best entertainment company. They produce profitable Pixar and Marvel movies. They produce television content on channels including ABC, ESPN, and Disney that are must-haves for every cable provider in the country (and thus can extract higher fees from those cable companies). They have a huge stable of characters for licensing rights. And on top of all that, they are still the premier vacation and leisure company, with theme parks, resorts, and a still-growing cruise ship fleet. They have a loyal customer base of life-long fans that they start recruiting from the day kids are born.
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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Walt Disney is a Motley Fool Inside Value and Stock Advisor selection. DreamWorks is also a Stock Advisor pick. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.
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