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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.25
DIS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
72% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. DIS: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
DIS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.16 Max: 0.36
Current: 0.25
0.01
0.36
Equity to Asset 0.54
DIS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. DIS: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
DIS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.50 Max: 0.56
Current: 0.54
0.43
0.56
Interest Coverage 38.78
DIS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
54% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 70.97 vs. DIS: 38.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
DIS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.3  Med: 7.26 Max: 38.78
Current: 38.78
3.3
38.78
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 4.97
M-Score: -2.88
WACC vs ROIC
12.18%
14.24%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 9/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 23.93
DIS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.93 vs. DIS: 23.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
DIS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.47  Med: 16.55 Max: 23.35
Current: 23.93
5.47
23.35
Net-margin (%) 15.84
DIS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.02 vs. DIS: 15.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
DIS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.63  Med: 8.95 Max: 15.37
Current: 15.84
-0.63
15.37
ROE (%) 17.81
DIS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.61 vs. DIS: 17.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
DIS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.68  Med: 10.68 Max: 16.6
Current: 17.81
-0.68
16.6
ROA (%) 9.49
DIS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. DIS: 9.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
DIS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.36  Med: 5.23 Max: 9.07
Current: 9.49
-0.36
9.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 54.64
DIS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.09 vs. DIS: 54.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
DIS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 12.67  Med: 35.06 Max: 54.12
Current: 54.64
12.67
54.12
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.00
DIS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. DIS: 9.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DIS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -7.2  Med: 5.90 Max: 13.2
Current: 9
-7.2
13.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 15.90
DIS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. DIS: 15.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DIS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -23.2  Med: 12.50 Max: 23.3
Current: 15.9
-23.2
23.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 19.10
DIS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. DIS: 19.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DIS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -59.3  Med: 3.50 Max: 161.3
Current: 19.1
-59.3
161.3
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

DIS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ken Heebner 360,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,700 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 14,513 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 119,400 sh (+99.33%)
Joel Greenblatt 243,957 sh (+38.54%)
Sarah Ketterer 515,100 sh (+16.56%)
Tom Russo 6,600 sh (+6.45%)
Ken Fisher 8,441,997 sh (+4.93%)
Ruane Cunniff 27,891 sh (+1.47%)
Tom Gayner 1,499,500 sh (+1.01%)
Brian Rogers 2,000,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 35,130 sh (unchged)
Wallace Weitz 361,550 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 470 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 5,231 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 300,000 sh (unchged)
David Tepper 1,376,500 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 2,694,019 sh (-0.07%)
Dodge & Cox 63,324 sh (-0.70%)
Bill Frels 980,881 sh (-1.31%)
PRIMECAP Management 8,873,864 sh (-1.46%)
John Buckingham 121,911 sh (-2.32%)
Mario Gabelli 143,615 sh (-6.12%)
Pioneer Investments 4,273,334 sh (-6.54%)
Chris Davis 2,837,675 sh (-13.82%)
Robert Olstein 24,000 sh (-25.23%)
Scott Black 125,226 sh (-26.08%)
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Q3 2014

DIS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ruane Cunniff 57,374 sh (+105.71%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,400 sh (+12.28%)
Dodge & Cox 67,854 sh (+7.15%)
Mario Gabelli 148,745 sh (+3.57%)
Tom Gayner 1,514,500 sh (+1.00%)
Tom Russo 6,600 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 470 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner 360,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 35,130 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 4,312,436 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 225,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Ken Fisher 8,427,622 sh (-0.17%)
Bill Frels 966,021 sh (-1.51%)
Diamond Hill Capital 2,639,119 sh (-2.04%)
John Buckingham 119,387 sh (-2.07%)
Sarah Ketterer 492,400 sh (-4.41%)
Chris Davis 2,679,895 sh (-5.56%)
PRIMECAP Management 8,297,091 sh (-6.50%)
Scott Black 114,360 sh (-8.68%)
Jeff Auxier 4,731 sh (-9.56%)
Brian Rogers 1,800,000 sh (-10.00%)
Robert Olstein 20,000 sh (-16.67%)
Wallace Weitz 283,050 sh (-21.71%)
Caxton Associates 59,300 sh (-50.34%)
David Tepper 158,600 sh (-88.48%)
Joel Greenblatt 13,445 sh (-94.49%)
Steven Cohen 7,500 sh (-97.50%)
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Q4 2014

DIS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

MS Global Franchise Fund 100,764 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 41,000 sh (+446.67%)
Sarah Ketterer 547,730 sh (+11.24%)
Diamond Hill Capital 2,714,193 sh (+2.84%)
Murray Stahl 35,939 sh (+2.30%)
Tom Gayner 1,528,500 sh (+0.92%)
Ken Heebner 360,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 6,600 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 470 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 67,854 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 57,374 sh (unchged)
David Tepper Sold Out
Robert Olstein Sold Out
Ken Fisher 8,404,415 sh (-0.28%)
Jeff Auxier 4,707 sh (-0.51%)
PRIMECAP Management 8,236,826 sh (-0.73%)
Scott Black 113,064 sh (-1.13%)
Mario Gabelli 146,030 sh (-1.83%)
John Buckingham 117,081 sh (-1.93%)
Bill Frels 944,963 sh (-2.18%)
Brian Rogers 1,700,000 sh (-5.56%)
Pioneer Investments 4,070,247 sh (-5.62%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,800 sh (-9.38%)
Joel Greenblatt 11,536 sh (-14.20%)
Caxton Associates 22,100 sh (-62.73%)
Wallace Weitz 19,000 sh (-93.29%)
Chris Davis 2,641 sh (-99.90%)
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Q1 2015

DIS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 28,921 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 208,800 sh (+844.80%)
Steven Cohen 153,200 sh (+273.66%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 119,680 sh (+18.77%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,400 sh (+10.34%)
Pioneer Investments 4,210,210 sh (+3.44%)
Tom Gayner 1,541,500 sh (+0.85%)
Ruane Cunniff 57,374 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner 360,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 4,707 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 1,700,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 100,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 470 sh (unchged)
Wallace Weitz Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ken Fisher 8,402,312 sh (-0.03%)
Bill Frels 943,494 sh (-0.16%)
Scott Black 112,623 sh (-0.39%)
Murray Stahl 35,580 sh (-1.00%)
Dodge & Cox 66,469 sh (-2.04%)
Mario Gabelli 142,955 sh (-2.11%)
Chris Davis 2,577 sh (-2.42%)
PRIMECAP Management 8,002,526 sh (-2.84%)
John Buckingham 111,132 sh (-5.08%)
Diamond Hill Capital 2,576,270 sh (-5.08%)
Sarah Ketterer 479,074 sh (-12.53%)
Tom Russo 4,850 sh (-26.52%)
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 24.94
DIS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
53% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 23.20 vs. DIS: 24.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
DIS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.03  Med: 17.47 Max: 26.58
Current: 24.94
8.03
26.58
Forward P/E 20.16
DIS's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
69% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.84 vs. DIS: 20.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 24.80
DIS's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
52% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 23.70 vs. DIS: 24.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
DIS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.02  Med: 17.50 Max: 26.9
Current: 24.8
8.02
26.9
P/B 4.28
DIS's P/B is ranked lower than
75% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. DIS: 4.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
DIS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.88  Med: 2.04 Max: 4.28
Current: 4.28
0.88
4.28
P/S 3.95
DIS's P/S is ranked lower than
75% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. DIS: 3.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
DIS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.83  Med: 1.90 Max: 3.95
Current: 3.95
0.83
3.95
PFCF 28.78
DIS's PFCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.75 vs. DIS: 28.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
DIS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.58  Med: 18.14 Max: 42.29
Current: 28.78
9.58
42.29
POCF 18.50
DIS's POCF is ranked lower than
71% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.00 vs. DIS: 18.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
DIS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.45  Med: 11.58 Max: 19.54
Current: 18.5
6.45
19.54
EV-to-EBIT 16.04
DIS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
53% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.55 vs. DIS: 16.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
DIS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.8  Med: 14.40 Max: 42.3
Current: 16.04
6.8
42.3
PEG 1.64
DIS's PEG is ranked higher than
56% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. DIS: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
DIS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.47 Max: 7.7
Current: 1.64
0.41
7.7
Shiller P/E 35.79
DIS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
66% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 22.38 vs. DIS: 35.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
DIS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.37  Med: 24.13 Max: 38.38
Current: 35.79
9.37
38.38
Current Ratio 1.17
DIS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. DIS: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DIS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.66  Med: 1.12 Max: 2.19
Current: 1.17
0.66
2.19
Quick Ratio 1.06
DIS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. DIS: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DIS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.92
Current: 1.06
0.59
1.92
Days Inventory 23.57
DIS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
61% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. DIS: 23.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
DIS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 8.48  Med: 14.35 Max: 27.76
Current: 23.57
8.48
27.76
Days Sales Outstanding 58.74
DIS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
55% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 68.30 vs. DIS: 58.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
DIS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 45.24  Med: 53.23 Max: 65.12
Current: 58.74
45.24
65.12

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 1.56
DIS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
57% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. DIS: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
DIS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.06 Max: 2.21
Current: 1.56
0.79
2.21
Dividend Payout 0.25
DIS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
66% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. DIS: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
DIS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.59 Max: 10.5
Current: 0.25
0.1
10.5
Dividend growth (3y) 29.10
DIS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
88% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. DIS: 29.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
DIS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 8.70 Max: 42.5
Current: 29.1
0
42.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.36
DIS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
75% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. DIS: 4.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
DIS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.21  Med: 2.96 Max: 6.17
Current: 4.36
2.21
6.17
Share Buyback Rate 2.70
DIS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. DIS: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
DIS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 8  Med: 1.00 Max: -10
Current: 2.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 18.08
DIS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
95% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. DIS: 18.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
DIS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.91  Med: 10.11 Max: 184.24
Current: 18.08
3.91
184.24
Price/Projected FCF 1.87
DIS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
60% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. DIS: 1.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
DIS' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 1.19 Max: 1.7
Current: 1.87
0.11
1.7
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.40
DIS's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
65% of the 17 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. DIS: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 2.08
DIS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
83% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. DIS: 2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
DIS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.88
Current: 2.08
0.3
1.88
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.61
DIS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. DIS: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
DIS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.54 Max: 43.91
Current: 1.61
0.54
43.91
Price/Graham Number 4.31
DIS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
81% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. DIS: 4.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
DIS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.25  Med: 3.54 Max: 15
Current: 4.31
1.25
15
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.16
DIS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 386 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. DIS: 6.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
DIS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.4  Med: 6.90 Max: 14.7
Current: 6.16
2.4
14.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 18.06
DIS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.53 vs. DIS: 18.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
DIS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -15.2  Med: 16.30 Max: 30.2
Current: 18.06
-15.2
30.2

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18
Revenue(Mil) 52,708 56,526 61,624 65,186
EPS($) 5.06 5.70 6.56 7.09
EPS without NRI($) 5.06 5.70 6.56 7.09

Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Media - Diversified
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Traded in other countries:DISN.Argentina, DIS.Switzerland, WDP.Germany, DIS.Chile, DIS.Mexico, 0QZO.UK, DISB34.Brazil,
Walt Disney Co was founded in October 16, 1923. The Company, together with its subsidiaries, is a diversified entertainment company with operations in five business segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products and Interactive Media. The Media Networks segment includes broadcast and cable television networks, television production operations, television distribution, domestic television stations and radio networks and stations. The Parks & Resorts segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and the Disneyland Resort in California. Its Walt Disney World Resort includes four theme parks-the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom; resort hotels, retail, dining, and entertainment complex, a sports complex, conference centers, campgrounds, water parks, and other recreational facilities. The segment's Disneyland Resort includes two theme parks-Disneyland and Disney California Adventure; resort hotels, and a retail, dining and entertainment complex. This segment's Walt Disney Imagineering unit designs and develops theme park concepts and attractions, as well as resort properties. The Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures for distribution to the theatrical, home entertainment, and television markets. This segment distributes these products through its own distribution and marketing companies in the United States and through independent companies and joint ventures in foreign markets primarily under the Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Pixar, Marvel, and Disney nature banners. The Consumer Products segment licenses trade names, characters and visual and literary properties to various manufacturers, retailers, show promoters, and publishers throughout the world. This segment also engages in retail and online distribution of products through The Disney Store and DisneyStore.com. It also publishes entertainment and educational books and magazines and comic books for children and families and operates English language learning centers in China. The Interactive Media segment creates and delivers branded entertainment and lifestyle content across interactive media platforms. Its operating businesses are games which produce and distributes console, online and mobile games; and online, which develops branded online services in the United States and internationally. The Company's merchandise licensing, publishing and retail businesses compete with other licensors, publishers and retailers of character, brand and celebrity names. The Company's businesses around the world is affected by its ability to exploit and protect against infringement of its intellectual property, including trademarks, trade names, copyrights, patents and trade secrets. The business is subject to a various U.S. and overseas regulations.
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