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Traded as NYSE: DIS
Industry Entertainment-Diversified
Founded 1923, Los Angeles, CA, US
Headquarters Burbank, California 91521, US
CEO
Mr. Robert A. Iger
Revenue US$ 52.465 billion
Operating income
US$ 15.171 billion
Net income
US$ 8.382 billion
Total assets US$ 88.182 billion
Total equity US$ 44.525 billion
Number of employees
185.000
Website www.thewaltdisneycompany.com
Source thewaltdisneycompany.com/investor-relations

About:

 

Walt Disney Company,

is an US-American mass media and entertainment company headquartered in Burbank, California. Disney is with a revenue of 52.470 billion US$ and 185000 employees one of the biggest media conglomerates in the world and ranked 53rd on the Fortune 500 List.
Its wide range of products include cable television, publishing, films, music, video games, theme parks, broadcasting, radio and web portals. The current chief executive officer is Mr. Robert A. Iger.

Disney was founded in 1923 by Walt and Roy Disney as “Disney Brothers Cartoon Studios” and is a component of the Dow Jones industrial average since 1961. Wal and Roy Disney started with animations bevor they add other projects. Today the Disney Company has four main divisions known as Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Disney Media Network and Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media.

Since 1990, Walt Disney has engaged in a number of M&A deals: 123 transactions witha value of USD 47.78 bil. (for number and value per year, see figure below).

M&A Disney

Top 10 Deals Walt Disney

RankDateTargetNationValue (in bil. USD)
107.31.1995Capital Cities/ABC IncUnited States18.84
201.24.2006Pixar IncUnited States7.53
307.23.2001Fox Family Worldwide IncUnited States5.20
410.30.2012Lucasfilm LtdUnited States4.05
508.31.2009Marvel Entertainment IncUnited States3.96
607.12.1999Infoseek CorpUnited States1.61
703.24.2014Maker Studios IncUnited States0.95
807.27.2010Playdom IncUnited States0.76
908.01.2007Club PenguinCanada0.70
1008.09.2016BAMTech LLCUnited States0.56