An entertainment company operating worldwide, The Walt Disney Co. (DIS
) was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Burbank, California. The company is currently operating in five segments, which include Studio Entertainment, Parks and Resorts, Media networks, Consumer Products and Interactive. Its cable networks include one of the most famous TV channels like ESPN, a sports channel, Disney channels, UTV, Hungama and ABC family. It also owns theme parks and resorts in many parts of the world. In short, DIS is a complete entertainment company catering to the needs to different market segments with distinct demand. The key competitors of the company are NBC (NBC
) Universal Media, LLC, Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA
) and Time Warner, Inc. (TWX
). Comparing Disney’s performance with that of its competitors we find out that financially DIS is by far one of the strongest corporations in the industry. It provides employment to 180,000 people worldwide, and its major competitors jointly provide 52,600 jobs. More...