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Disney

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For Disney, 2015 was the year the Force awakened and investors freaked out over subscriber declines at flagship network ESPN. Fears over the effects of cord-cutting wreaked havoc on most media stocks last year, but the Mouse House’s media networks booked nearly as much revenue as Disney’s parks and resorts and film studio units combined. Overall, Disney has set new annual revenue records five years in a row and ended 2015 in style with the Star Wars franchise’s record-breaking return to the big screen with The Force Awakens. 0. 2016, the company has another full slate of blockbusters on tap, while Disneyland Shanghai finally opens its gates after years of anticipation. Meanwhile, investors’ cord-cutting fears have tempered a bit, though how to evolve the traditional television model still remains a major concern—and, now, Disney is once again seeking a successor to CEO Bob Iger, whose contract expires in 2018.

CEO

Robert A. Iger

Sector

Media

Industry

Entertainment

HQ Location

Burbank, CA

Years on Fortune 500 List

22

Employees

185,000

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Figures are for fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2015.
Key Financials (last fiscal year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$52,4657.5%
Profits ($M)$8,38211.7%
Assets ($M)$88,182
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$44,525
Market Value — as of March 31, 2016 ($M)$162,031
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues16.0%
Profits as % of Assets9.5%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity18.8%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)4.90
EPS % Change (from 2014)15.0%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)19.3%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)14.9%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2015)13.0%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)24.5%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)17.6%
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