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Walt Disney (DIS) Stock Analysis
The Walt Disney Company Dividend
Sector: Communication Services
Walt Disney (DIS) had paid a dividend since 1977 until “temporarily” suspending the dividend on 5/5/20 due to COVID-19.
Nobody had more of its divisions hit by COVID-19. Its theme parks, hotels & resorts, cruises, ESPN (live sports), and movies (theaters) were materially affected. The only bright spot was the successful launch of their streaming service (Disney Plus). The return of Robert Iger as CEO has investors hoping to turn the company around after a turbulent and challenging period.
Current Dividend Annualized: $0.00 <= “Temporarily” Suspends Dividend On 5/05/20
Disney, Walt Co. (DIS) Intrinsic Value – Margin of Safety Analysis
(updated March 2023)
Normalized Diluted Earnings Per Share (TTM): $1.82
Free Cash Flow Per Share (TTM): $0.05
Cash Flow From Operations (CFO) Per Share (TTM): $2.87
Estimated Intrinsic Value: $109
Target Buy Price Based on Required Margin of Safety = $84
(Required Margin of Safety Based On Risk Stability Grade:
A = 10%, B = 20%, C = 30%, D = 40%, F = 50%)
Target SELL Price Based on Estimated Intrinsic Value = $120
(Allow Overvaluation Adjusted by Risk Stability Grade:
A = 20%, B = 15%, C = 10%, D = 5%, F = 0%)
Risk / Stability Grade: C
A grade indicates a quality company with a strong balance sheet, high earnings quality, and a positive business environment. These stocks require the slimmest margin of safety within the stock universe.
B grade indicates a company with a good balance sheet, good earning quality, and a stable business environment. The margin of safety required should be greater than stocks with an A grade but less than the average stock.
C grade indicates a company with a sufficient balance sheet, at least average earnings quality, and a reasonably stable business environment. The margin of safety required is greater than A & B stocks, but less than D & F stocks.
D grade indicates a company in good standing but has issues that could affect its stability and long term risks. D rated stocks should require a large margin of safety when purchased.
F grade indicates a company with significant issues that are currently affecting its stability and long term risks. Require an extremely large margin of safety for F rated stocks when purchased.
Financial Risk Grade: C
A grade indicates an extremely low probability of a dividend cut. This rating is reserved for companies with strong balance sheets and/or excellent dividend histories.
B grade indicates a very low probability for a dividend cut.
C grade indicates a low probability for a dividend cut and/or average safety risk.
D grade indicates there are issues that should be considered concerning future dividend payments.
F grade indicates serious dividend safety risks. Investors should complete comprehensive due diligence before investing.
Business Quality Grade: C
A grade indicates earnings quality is high or far above average.
B grade indicates earnings quality is good and/or above average.
C grade indicates earnings quality is acceptable or average.
D grade indicates earnings quality is poor and requires thoughtful due diligence.
F grade indicates the quality of the earnings is poor or far below average requiring serious due diligence.
Earnings Report: 12/31/22
AAAMP Portfolios Position Disclosures:
Dividend Growth & Income (DGI) – None
Treasure Trove Dividend (DGI) – None
Global Dividend Value (DGI) – None
Global Value (GV) – None
Global Value Aggressive (GVA) – LONG
Global High Yield (GHY) – None
Sector: Consumer Cyclical
Industry: Media – Diversified
The Walt Disney Co owns rights to some of the most globally recognized characters, from Mickey Mouse to Luke Skywalker. These characters and others are featured in Disney theme parks around the world.
It makes live-action and animated films under studios such as Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm, and also operates media networks including ESPN and several TV production studios.
Disney recently reorganized into four segments with one new segment, direct-to-consumer and international. The new segment includes the two announced OTT offerings, ESPN+, and the Disney SVOD service.
The plan also combines two current segments, parks & resorts and consumer products, into one.
The media networks group contains the U.S. cable channels and ABC. The studio segment holds the movie production assets.
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