Disney is a media and communications company with four main businesses..
Disney completed a merger with certain assets of 21st Century Fox in March 2019. The merger added about 200 million shares to the share count and added about $40 billion of debt to the enlarged Walt Disney Company. The change in share count and the new debt makes year on year comparisons for the Disney data difficult. The transaction with 21st Century Fox completed part-way through the financial year and Disney has not produced an Annual Report since the transaction completed..
The analysis report referenced from this blog focusses the value assessment for Disney on the data in the 2018 Annual Report. At the time of the 2018 Annual Report the share count was lower than it is now and earnings and debt were lower than they are now. The historic data up to 2018 gives a good representation of the Disney management’s ability to manage shareholder assets and it is likely that the enlarged Disney company will be managed with a similar level of effectiveness..
The analysis report has a special segment covering the Q3 2019 earnings data, which gives a good indication of how shareholders assets are being managed after the transaction with 21st Century Fox.
You can see the impact of the 21st Century Fox transaction on the share price in the chart below. The new assets and increased share count are seen in around March 2019. Click on the chart below to see more charting options from TradingView.
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