- I initiated a position in DIS pre-earnings, securing an initial yield on cost of 1.48%. That’s a low yield, but dividend growth potential more than compensates, in my view.
- With a payout ratio below 28.9%, DIS has ample room for continued and rapid dividend growth.
Feb 2, 2016: Bought 10 shares of DIS at $93.xx per share.
The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), more commonly known as Disney, is a diversified international family entertainment company based in Burbank, California. Founded on October 16, 1923, by Walt Disney and Roy O. Disney.
Walt Disney Co., together with its subsidiaries, is a diversified global media conglomerate.
They operate through five segments:
- Media Networks (43% of fiscal year 2014 revenue);
- Parks and Resorts (31%);
- Studio Entertainment (15%);
- Consumer Products (8%);
- Interactive (3%).
Disney owns a number of different, but complementary, businesses in media and entertainment. Perhaps most well known, they own and operate the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and the Disneyland Resort in California. They also wholly own, have ownership interests, and/or collect royalties from a number of related parks, cruise lines, and resorts across the world. Have you heard of Disney Paris? Or the up and coming Disney Shanghai?
Assets in media broadcasting:
- ABC broadcast network and eight television stations
- Cable assets in ABC Family,
- Disney Channels
- 50% stake in A&E Television Networks
- 80% stake in ESPN
Studio entertainment includes live-action and animated motion pictures, direct-to-video content, musical recordings, and live stage plays. Distribution of this content is primarily through the Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Marvel, Touchstone, and LucasFilm brands.
Of course, they also work with publishers, licensees, and retailers throughout the world to manufacture, market, and license consumer goods based on their intellectual properties. Does it sounds familiar with our FIRE theme? Disney actually have a side income from royalties pipelines and I’d like to get a tiny portion of that.
Disney pays dividends annually in the month of January and has a streak of 5 years of dividend increases. My initial yield on cost (YoC) is 1.48%
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How’s Disney fair against the S&P 500 and VTI?
What’s in the work for Disney?
2016 Walt Disney Studios Movie Lineup
January 29 – The Finest Hours
March 4 – Zootopia
April 15 – The Jungle Book
May 6 – Captain America: Civil War
May 27 – Alice Through the Looking Glass
June 17 – Finding Dory – a sequel to Finding Nemo. I love this movie.
July 1 – The BFG
August 12 – Pete’s Dragon
November 4 – Doctor Strange
November 23 – Moana
December 16 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Fall 2016 – The Queen of Katwe
TBD 2016 – The Light Between Oceans
Potential Stock split?
The last time DIS split was when the stock was in the $100s. I don’t know what DIS will decide, but if they do 2:1 the stocks price will make it look attractive to new buyers again. It probably will not do anything for me short-term, but long term it will be great.
With the success of the new Star War movie, and record breaking in ticket sales. Whether, Disney will meet analysts expectations or not, I’m sure the earning will be good. Regardless, how’s the stocks will be doing. One thing for sure is DIS theme parks did well through out the deepest of the recession.
- Diversify income streams
- Impressive dividend growth
- Ability to sustain during the recession
- New theme park in the line up in China
- New Movies in the line up
DIS is a buy in my book.
Full disclosure: I’m long DIS.