Walt Disney Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of Walt Disney Co (DIS) from 2012 to 2016. Walt Disney generated a total of $55.6 billion revenues during 2016. Walt Disney reported a revenue growth of 6% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in September.

Walt Disney Revenues From 2012 To 2016

Here are the revenues and the revenue growth details of Walt Disney during the last five years:

  • Walt Disney generated a total of $42.3 billion revenues during 2012. Walt Disney reported a revenue growth of 3.4% year-over-year during 2012.
  • Walt Disney generated a total of $45 billion revenues during 2013. Walt Disney reported a revenue growth of 6.5% year-over-year during 2013.
  • Walt Disney generated a total of $48.8 billion revenues during 2014. Walt Disney reported a revenue growth of 8.4% year-over-year during 2014.
  • Walt Disney generated a total of $52.5 billion revenues during 2015. Walt Disney reported a revenue growth of 7.5% year-over-year during 2015.
  • Walt Disney generated a total of $55.6 billion revenues during 2016. Walt Disney reported a revenue growth of 6% year-over-year during 2016.

Why Analyze Revenue Growth?

Revenue growth is the most commonly analyzed financial metric. Revenue Growth is the percent increase (or decrease) of a company's revenue between two time periods. It is computed by using the following formula: ((revenues during the time period two - revenues during the time period one) / revenues during the time period one)*100. If the time periods are two consecutive years, then the revenue growth is referred to as the annual revenue growth year-over-year. If the time periods are two consecutive quarters, then the revenue growth is referred to as the quarterly revenue growth quarter-over-quarter. If the time periods refer to the same quarter in the two consecutive years, then the revenue growth is referred to as quarterly revenue growth year-over-year. In case the time periods are two non-consecutive years, then the revenue CAGR (Commutative Annual Growth Rate) is computed.

Revenue growth analysis is important for a number of reasons. First, it helps in understanding how a business is performing. If the revenue growth rates are positive, it means the business is performing well and the revenues are increasing. If the revenue growth rates are negative, it means the revenues are declining and the company needs to take measures to increase them. If they don't, the company will continue to shrink. Second, a company's historical revenue growth analysis along with the market size and market share analysis helps in forecasting the future revenues of a company. Third, a comparison of a company's growth rates with its competitors helps in determining who is winning more business. A revenue growth higher than the industry average translates into increasing market share. Companies with very high revenue growth rates have the potential to be the industry disrupters.

Walt Disney Ranking

With $55.6 billion revenues, Walt Disney ranked number 48 in the R&P Research list of top-3000 public companies in the US by revenues during 2016. Each one of the top-3000 companies generated more than $50 million of annual revenues during 2016.

The top-20 companies in the US by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Walmart ($482.1 billion)
  2. ExxonMobil ($226.1 billion)
  3. Berkshire Hathaway ($223.6 billion)
  4. Apple ($215.6 billion)
  5. McKesson ($190.9 billion)
  6. UnitedHealth Group ($184.8 billion)
  7. CVS Health ($177.5 billion)
  8. General Motors ($166.4 billion)
  9. AT&T ($163.8 billion)
  10. Ford Motor ($151.8 billion)
  11. AmerisourceBergen ($146.8 billion)
  12. Amazon ($136 billion)
  13. Verizon ($126 billion)
  14. General Electric ($123.7 billion)
  15. Cardinal Health ($121.5 billion)
  16. Costco ($118.7 billion)
  17. Walgreens Boots Alliance ($117.4 billion)
  18. Chevron ($114.5 billion)
  19. Kroger ($109.8 billion)
  20. Express Scripts Holding ($100.3 billion)

For the purpose of performance benchmarking of a company with a sector or industry average, R&P Research associates every company with one sector and one industry. An industry consists of companies with related/similar business models. A sector comprises of a group of related/similar industries. For example, Life Sciences sector is comprised of following industries: Pharmaceuticals; Medical Devices; Biotechnology; Diagnostics & Scientific Instruments.

Walt Disney is associated with Media & Entertainment Sector and Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment Industry.

With $55.6 billion revenues, Walt Disney ranked number 2 of all the companies in the US Media & Entertainment sector. There were a total of 64 public companies in the US Media & Entertainment sector that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Media & Entertainment sector by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Comcast ($80.4 billion)
  2. Walt Disney ($55.6 billion)
  3. Time Warner ($29.3 billion)
  4. Twenty-First Century Fox ($27.3 billion)
  5. Omnicom Group ($15.4 billion)
  6. CBS ($13.2 billion)
  7. Viacom ($12.5 billion)
  8. Liberty Interactive ($10.6 billion)
  9. News Corp ($8.3 billion)
  10. Interpublic Group Of Companies ($7.8 billion)

Media & Entertainment sector is comprised of the following industries: Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment; Media Agency Services; Publishing. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:

  • Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry includes companies that provide radio and television programming. It also includes companies that provide music and filmed entertainment.
  • Media Agency Services industry includes companies that provide advertising, public relations and marketing services. It also includes billboard providers and telemarketers.
  • Publishing industry includes newspapers, magazine, and book publishers.

With $55.6 billion revenues, Walt Disney ranked number 2 of all the companies in the US Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry. There were a total of 38 public companies in the US Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Comcast ($80.4 billion)
  2. Walt Disney ($55.6 billion)
  3. Time Warner ($29.3 billion)
  4. Twenty-First Century Fox ($27.3 billion)
  5. CBS ($13.2 billion)
  6. Viacom ($12.5 billion)
  7. Liberty Interactive ($10.6 billion)
  8. News Corp ($8.3 billion)
  9. Discovery Communications ($6.5 billion)
  10. Liberty Media ($5.3 billion)

Companies Segmentation

To identify and analyze high/low growth or most/least profitable similar-size companies in different sectors or industries, R&P research classifies all companies into different segments based upon their revenues, revenue growth, and net profit margins.

Based upon their annual revenues, the companies are classified into one of the following four segments:

  1. Mega companies, having revenues greater than $50 billion.
  2. Very Large companies, having revenues between $10 billion and $50 billion.
  3. Large companies, having revenues between $1 billion and $10 billion.
  4. Mid-size companies, having revenues between $50 million and $1 billion.

With $55.6 billion revenues, Walt Disney was in the Mega companies revenue segment during 2016. There were a total of 54 companies in the Mega companies revenue segment during 2016.

Based upon their annual revenue growth, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth greater than 50%.
  2. High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth less than -50%.

With 6% revenue growth year-over-year, Walt Disney was in the Medium positive revenue growth segment during 2016. There were a total of 876 companies in the Medium positive revenue growth segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 1985 (nearly two-third of the total) had positive revenue growth and 1015 (nearly one-third of the total) had negative revenue growth during 2016.

Based upon their annual net profit margin, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive margin companies, having net profit margin greater than 50%.
  2. High positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative margin companies, having net profit margin less than -50%.

With a net margin of 16.9%, Walt Disney was in the Medium positive net profit margin segment during 2016. There were a total of 1086 companies in the Medium positive net profit margin segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 2244 (nearly three-fourth of the total) had positive net profit margin and 756 (nearly one-fourth of the total) had negative net profit margin during 2016.

Company Business Summary

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company's Media Networks segment operates cable programming services, including the ESPN, Disney channels, and Freeform networks; broadcast businesses, which include the ABC TV Network and eight owned television stations; radio businesses consisting of the ESPN Radio Network; and the Radio Disney network. It also produces and sells original live-action and animated television programming to first-run syndication and other television markets, as well as subscription video on demand services and in home entertainment formats, such as DVD, Blu-Ray, and iTunes. Its Parks and Resorts segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and the Disneyland Resort in California. This segment also operates Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii, Disney Vacation Club, Disney Cruise Line, and Adventures by Disney; and manages Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and Shanghai Disney Resort, as well as licenses its intellectual property to a third party for the operations of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan. The company's Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures for distribution in the theatrical, home entertainment, and television markets primarily under the Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Touchstone banners. This segment also produces stage plays and musical recordings; licenses and produces live entertainment events; and provides visual and audio effects, and other post-production services. Its Consumer Products & Interactive Media segment licenses its trade names, characters, and visual and literary properties; develops and publishes games for mobile platforms; and sells its products through The Disney Store, DisneyStore.com, and MarvelStore.com, as well as directly to retailers. The company was founded in 1923 and is based in Burbank, California.

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Revenues Analysis

Walt Disney (DIS) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of Walt Disney Co (DIS) from 2012 to 2016. Walt Disney generated a total of $55.6 billion revenues during 2016. Walt Disney reported a revenue growth of 6% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in September.

Walt Disney (DIS) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2002 To 2016

This report provides the last fifteen years revenues and revenue growth of Walt Disney Co (DIS) from 2002 to 2016. Walt Disney generated a total of $55.6 billion revenues during 2016. Walt Disney reported a revenue growth of 6% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in September.

Walt Disney (DIS) Revenue Growth Comparison With Industry Growth From 2012...

This report provides a comparison of Walt Disney Co (DIS) revenue growth with Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry growth during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. Walt Disney reported a revenue growth of 6% year-over-year during 2016. The Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry growth was 4.6% year-over-year during 2016. Walt Disney growth was faster than the industry during 2016.

Profit Analysis

Walt Disney (DIS) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2012 To...

This report provides the last five years net profit and net margin of Walt Disney Co (DIS) from 2012 to 2016. Walt Disney reported a total net income of $9.4 billion during 2016. Walt Disney generated a total of $55.6 billion revenues during 2016. Walt Disney net profit margin was 16.9% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in September.

Walt Disney (DIS) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2002 To...

This report provides the last fifteen years net profit and net margin of Walt Disney Co (DIS) from 2002 to 2016. Walt Disney reported a total net income of $9.4 billion during 2016. Walt Disney generated a total of $55.6 billion revenues during 2016. Walt Disney net profit margin was 16.9% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in September.

Walt Disney (DIS) Net Profit Margin Comparison With Industry From 2012...

This report provides a comparison of Walt Disney Co (DIS) net profit margin with Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry net profit margin during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. Walt Disney reported a net profit margin of 16.9% during 2016. The Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry net profit margin was 11.6% during 2016. Walt Disney was more profitable than the industry during 2016.

Cost & Expenses Analysis

Walt Disney (DIS) Cost of Sales (COGS) Analysis 2016

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Walt Disney (DIS) Research & Development (R&D) Spending Analysis 2016

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Walt Disney (DIS) Sales, Marketing, General & Administrative (SG&A) Spending Analysis...

This report provides the last five years sales, marketing, general & administrative (SG&A) expenses of Walt Disney Co (DIS) from 2012 to 2016. Walt Disney spent a total of $38.7 billion on sales, marketing, general, and administrative (SG&A) activities during 2016. Walt Disney generated a total of $55.6 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Walt Disney spent 69.6% of its total revenues on SG&A activities during 2016. The SG&A spending numbers are for the fiscal year ending in September.

Working Capital Analysis

Walt Disney (DIS) Inventory Spending Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years inventory spending analysis of Walt Disney Co (DIS) from 2012 to 2016. Walt Disney invested a total of $1.4 billion on inventories during 2016. Walt Disney generated a total of $55.6 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Walt Disney invested 2.5% of its total revenues on inventories during 2016. The inventory numbers are for the fiscal year ending in September.

Walt Disney (DIS) Accounts Receivable (A/R) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Accounts Receivable (A/R) analysis of Walt Disney Co (DIS) from 2012 to 2016. Walt Disney invested a total of $9.1 billion on accounts receivable during 2016. Walt Disney generated a total of $55.6 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Walt Disney invested 16.3% of its total revenues on accounts receivable during 2016. The accounts receivable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in September.

Walt Disney (DIS) Accounts Payable (A/P) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Accounts Payable (A/P) analysis of Walt Disney Co (DIS) from 2012 to 2016. Walt Disney invested a total of $9.1 billion on accounts payable during 2016. Walt Disney generated a total of $55.6 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Walt Disney invested 16.4% of its total revenues on accounts payable activities during 2016. The accounts payable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in September.

Asset Management Analysis

Walt Disney (DIS) Property, Plant & Equipment (PP&E) Investment Analysis From...

This report provides the last five years property, plant & equipment (PP&E) investment analysis of Walt Disney Co (DIS) from 2012 to 2016. Walt Disney invested a total of $27.3 billion on property, plant & equipment (PP&E) activities during 2016. Walt Disney generated a total of $55.6 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Walt Disney invested 49.2% of its total revenues on PP&E activities during 2016. The PP&E investment numbers are for the fiscal year ending in September.

Walt Disney (DIS) Intangible Assets Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Intangible assets analysis of Walt Disney Co (DIS) from 2012 to 2016. Walt Disney invested a total of $34.8 billion on Intangible assets during 2016. Walt Disney generated a total of $55.6 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Walt Disney invested 62.5% of its total revenues on intangible assets during 2016. The Intangible asset numbers are for the fiscal year ending in September.

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