Disney's Competitors, Revenue, Number of Employees, Funding and Acquisitions

The Walt Disney Company is an entertainment company that operates media networks, parks, resorts, studio entertainment a... Read more

Based on data from Disney's latest SEC filings

Annual Revenue

Based on data from Disney's latest SEC filings

Employees

Robert A. Iger's photo - Chairman & CEO of Disney

Chairman & CEO

Robert A. Iger

CEO Approval Rating

90/100

OVERVIEW

Founded:

1923

Headquarters:

Lake Buena VistaFlorida

Status:

PublicIndependent Company of NYSEDIS

Industry Sector:

Movies & Entertainment

SIC Code:

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Competitive Analysis

TOP COMPETITORS OR ALTERNATIVES

CBS is seen as one of Disney's biggest rivals. CBS was founded in 1971 in New York, New York. CBS operates in the Broadcasting industry. CBS generates $49.5B less revenue than Disney.

Viacom is one of Disney's top competitors. Viacom was founded in 1971, and its headquarters is in New York, New York. Like Disney, Viacom also competes in the Movies & Entertainment space. Viacom has 190,600 fewer employees than Disney.

Warner Media is one of Disney's top rivals. Warner Media was founded in 1990, and is headquartered in New York, New York. Like Disney, Warner Media also works within the Movies & Entertainment sector. Warner Media generates $33.2B less revenue vs. Disney.

RANK

COMPANY

LEADERSHIP

CEO SCORE

EMPLOYEES

TOTAL FUNDING

REVENUE

Robert A. Iger

Chairman & CEO

- -
201,000
$0
$64.8B
1

Joseph Ianniello

Chairman & CEO

78/100
15,550
$560M
$15.3B
2

Robert M. Bakish

President & CEO

77/100
10,400
- -
$12.9B
3

John Stankey

CEO

91/100
25,000
$760.7M
$31.5B
4

Kenichiro Yoshida

CEO

78/100
117,300
- -
$78.1B
5

Brian L. Roberts

Chairman & CEO

59/100
184,000
$3M
$103.7B
6

Jim Reid Anderson

Chairman & CEO

92/100
2,400
- -
$1.5B
7

Richard A. Zimmerman

President & CEO

66/100
2,100
- -
$1.4B
8

Ronald Meyer

CEO

65/100
10,000
- -
$4.2B
9

Arnold W Donald

CEO

78/100
3,900
- -
$800M
10

Jon Feltheimer

CEO

70/100
795
$49M
$3.7B

Quarterly and Annual Revenue

Trailing 12-Months Trend (TTM)

Annual Revenue

$64.8B

Disney's revenue is the ranked 3rd among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 28.9B. Over the last four quarters, Disney's revenue has grown by 41.5%. Specifically, in Q2 2019's revenue was $20.2B; in Q1 2019, it was $14.9B; in Q4 2018, it was $15.3B; in Q3 2018, Disney's revenue was $14.3B.

Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
Twenty-first Century Fox, Inc.

Dec 2017

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$52.4B
Twenty-First Century Fox operates as a media and entertainment firm that offers cable network, television and filmed entertainment services.
Hulu, LLC

Dec 2017

Source »
undisclosed
Hulu operates as an online television streaming platform that enables users to watch TV shows, clips, documentaries and feature films.
Makies

Jul 2016

Source »
undisclosed
-
Maker Studios, Inc.

Mar 2014

Source »
$500M
Maker Studios is digital video technology platform developing talent, creating premium programming, and building brands with engaged audiences.
Babble Media, Inc.

Nov 2011

Source »
$40M
Babble Media provides an online magazine for parents.

These are all the companies that Disney has acquired. Disney has acquired 11 companies and its latest acquisition was Twenty-first Century Fox, Inc. in Dec 2017. Twenty-First Century Fox operates as a media and entertainment firm that offers cable network, television and filmed entertainment services.

Investments

COMPANY

DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT

INVESTMENT DATE

ROUND

EXIT DATE

TYFFON develops and provides virtual reality-based design and animation applications for mobile devices.
$7.8M
Apr 24, 2019
Series A
-
Atom Tickets is a mobile-based ticketing platform that enables users to search for films, invite friends, buy tickets and pre-order concessions.
$60M
Mar 07, 2018
Series C
-
PlayBuzz is an open network for publishers, marketers and brands to create and share playful content items such as quizzes, lists and polls.
$35M
Sep 26, 2017
Series C
-
Major League Baseball Advanced Media provides digital media marketing and content design services through interactive media.
-
Jun 30, 2016
Equity
-
Atom Tickets is a mobile-based ticketing platform that enables users to search for films, invite friends, buy tickets and pre-order concessions.
$50M
Jan 31, 2016
Series B
-

These are all the companies that Disney has invested in. Disney has invested 11 companies and its latest investment was Twenty-first Century Fox, Inc. in Dec 2017. Twenty-First Century Fox operates as a media and entertainment firm that offers cable network, television and filmed entertainment services.

Disney News

October 16, 2019Observer

Why Disney's 2020 Film Slate Intentionally Doesn't Compare to 2019

Disney is frontloading its biggest films into 2019, leaving next year relatively light. Why?... See more »
October 15, 2019Polygon

movies, TV, and more

October 15, 2019Marketing Edge Magazine

Disney re-strategises, set to split $3billion media business with Omnicon and Publicis

The Walt Disney Company recently gave a glimpse into what its marketing strategy will look like in th... See more »
October 15, 2019Marketing magazine

Disney hands Zenith APAC media duties, bespoke unit to be created

Chairman and CEO of Publicis Groupe Arthur Sadoun said in an internal memo seen by Marketing that the... See more »
October 15, 2019FashInvest

Disney's Frozen 2 Coming to Saks for Holiday

Disney and Saks are collaborating again on a holiday movie-themed campaign.... See more »
October 15, 2019Memeburn

Disney reveals everything coming to Disney+ this November

With Disney+ a month away from its US launch, Disney on Monday revealed the streaming platform's enti... See more »
October 15, 2019AppleInsider

Disney posts three-hour trailer for Disney+ with 'basically everything' coming

In order to build hype for their new streaming service, Disney+, Disney has uploaded a three-hour lon... See more »

Disney Blogs

February 4, 2016Disney Blog

This Word Association Quiz Will Determine Which Disney Villain You Are

Think you have what it takes to be a Disney Villain, but can't decide which one you are? Take this qu... See more »
February 3, 2016Disney Blog

Hear a Snippet of Sabrina Carpenter's New Single, "Smoke and Fire"

The Girl Meets World star has a new single on the way.The post Hear a Snippet of Sabrina Carpenter's ... See more »
February 3, 2016Disney Blog

Going Through Every Feature on the New Snow White Blu-ray

Every. Single. Feature.The post Going Through Every Feature on the New Snow White Blu-ray appeared fi... See more »
February 3, 2016Disney Blog

Exclusive: Brand New Art Prints Inspired by Inside Out

We want these so, so bad.The post Exclusive: Brand New Art Prints Inspired by Inside Out appeared fir... See more »
February 3, 2016Disney Blog

What Makes the Special Effects of Star Wars: The Force Awakens So Special

Mixing old and new equals an unparalleled visual and emotional feast.The post What Makes the Special ... See more »
February 3, 2016Disney Blog

February Editor's Guide

See what made our list of must-have items for February.The post February Editor's Guide appeared firs... See more »
February 2, 2016Disney Blog

Outfits Inspired By Scenes From Disney Classics

Totally wearable looks inspired by Disney classic scenes.The post Outfits Inspired By Scenes From Dis... See more »

Disney Press Releases

May 16, 2019Business Wire

Eleven New Disney Legends to Be Honored During D23 Expo 2019 in Anaheim on August 23

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Robert Downey Jr. and Bette Midler, along with such luminaries as W... See more »
April 17, 2019O'Dwyer's PR News

James Murdoch Should Buy the Daily News

James Murdoch, who lost the race to brother, Lachlan, to succeed dad, Rupert, as head of the Fox News... See more »
March 29, 2019PR Newswire

Walt Disney Records Releases Dumbo Original Motion Picture Soundtrack With Score By Danny Elfman

BURBANK, Calif., March 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Walt Disney Records releases the digital soundtrack f... See more »
March 27, 2019PR Newswire

Disney Vacation Club Member Sales Announced For All-New Disney's Riviera Resort

CELEBRATION, Fla., March 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Disney Vacation Club announced that sales of the pr... See more »
March 26, 2019U Wire

Disney and DreamWorks workers discuss animation industry

Nearly 200 students attended a conversation with writers, directors and producers from The Walt Disne... See more »
March 8, 2019StreetInsider

The Walt Disney Company Announces Extension of Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations for 21st Century Fox America, Inc. Notes

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Walt Disney Company (“TWDC”) (NYSE: DIS) announces the extensi... See more »
February 20, 2019BriefingWire

HS Capital Bank Disney, not just a mickey-mouse stock?

HS Capital Bank Private Banking and Asset Management Group... See more »

Disney Videos

October 17, 2016Disney Youtube Channel

"Ader" on YOUTUBE

October 17, 2016Disney Youtube Channel

"Nom" on YOUTUBE

October 17, 2016Disney Youtube Channel

"Pley" on YOUTUBE

October 17, 2016Disney Youtube Channel

"Hanson Robotics" on YOUTUBE

October 17, 2016Disney Youtube Channel

"Playbuzz" on YOUTUBE

October 17, 2016Disney Youtube Channel

"OTOY" on YOUTUBE

Social Statistics

Headquarters

P.O. Box 10,000

Lake Buena Vista, Florida32830

1-818-560-1000

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Summary

ABOUT

Overview

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is an international family entertainment and media enterprise that conducts operations in media networks, studio entertainment, theme parks and resorts, consumer products, and interactive media. It produces motion p...

CEO

Disney's Chairman & CEO, Robert A. Iger, currently has an approval rating of 90%. Disney's primary competitors are CBS, Viacom & Warner Media.

Website

thewaltdisneycompany.com

Frequently Asked Questions about Disney

  1. When was Disney founded?

    Disney was founded in 1923
  2. Who is Disney's CEO?

    Disney's CEO is Robert A. Iger
  3. How much revenue does Disney generate?

    Disney generates $64.8B in revenue
  4. How much funding does Disney have?

    Disney has historically raised $0 in funding
  5. Where is Disney's headquarters?

    Disney's headquarters is in Lake Buena Vista Florida, USA
  1. How many employees does Disney have?

    Disney has 201,000 employees
  2. What sector does Disney operate in?

    Disney is in Movies & Entertainment
  3. Who are Disney's competitors?

    Disney's top competitors are CBS, Viacom, Warner Media
  4. Who has Disney invested in?

    Disney's has invested in companies such as Tyffon, Atom Tickets, Playbuzz