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The Walt Disney Co (The Walt Disney Co) Operating Margin % : 13.04% (As of Mar. 2024)


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What is The Walt Disney Co Operating Margin %?

Operating Margin % is calculated as Operating Income divided by its Revenue. The Walt Disney Co's Operating Income for the three months ended in Mar. 2024 was $2,879 Mil. The Walt Disney Co's Revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2024 was $22,083 Mil. Therefore, The Walt Disney Co's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was 13.04%.

Warning Sign:

The Walt Disney Co operating margin has been in a 5-year decline. The average rate of decline per year is -17.6%.

The historical rank and industry rank for The Walt Disney Co's Operating Margin % or its related term are showing as below:

DIS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.43   Med: 20.32   Max: 25.81
Current: 11.82


DIS's Operating Margin % is ranked better than
75.7% of 1041 companies
in the Media - Diversified industry
Industry Median: 3.44 vs DIS: 11.82

The Walt Disney Co's 5-Year Average Operating Margin % Growth Rate was -17.60% per year.

The Walt Disney Co's Operating Income for the three months ended in Mar. 2024 was $2,879 Mil. Its Operating Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2024 was $10,539 Mil.


The Walt Disney Co Operating Margin % Historical Data

The historical data trend for The Walt Disney Co's Operating Margin % can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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The Walt Disney Co Operating Margin % Chart

The Walt Disney Co Annual Data
Trend Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20 Sep21 Sep22 Sep23
Operating Margin %
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 17.00 5.80 5.43 8.18 10.11

The Walt Disney Co Quarterly Data
Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23 Mar24
Operating Margin % Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 10.43 11.83 9.81 12.47 13.04

Competitive Comparison of The Walt Disney Co's Operating Margin %

For the Entertainment subindustry, The Walt Disney Co's Operating Margin %, along with its competitors' market caps and Operating Margin % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


The Walt Disney Co's Operating Margin % Distribution in the Media - Diversified Industry

For the Media - Diversified industry and Communication Services sector, The Walt Disney Co's Operating Margin % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where The Walt Disney Co's Operating Margin % falls into.



The Walt Disney Co Operating Margin % Calculation

Operating Margin % - also known as operating income margin, operating profit margin and return on sales (ROS) - is the ratio of Operating Income divided by net sales or Revenue, usually presented in percent.

The Walt Disney Co's Operating Margin % for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2023 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (A: Sep. 2023 ) / Revenue (A: Sep. 2023 )
=8992 / 88898
=10.11 %

The Walt Disney Co's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (Q: Mar. 2024 ) / Revenue (Q: Mar. 2024 )
=2879 / 22083
=13.04 %

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


The Walt Disney Co  (NYSE:DIS) Operating Margin % Explanation

Just like Gross Margin %, it is important to see a company maintains its operating margin over time. Among the same industry, a company with higher operating margin is more efficient in its operation. It is also more stable during industry slowdown or recessions. Peter Lynch prefers those with higher margins than those with lower margins.


Be Aware

Operating Margin % can be manipulated by adjusting the rate of depreciation, depletion and amortization (DDA).

If a company is facing competition, its Operating Margin % may decline. Often the Operating Margin % declines well before the company's Revenue or even profit decline. Therefore, Operating Margin % is a very important indicator of whether the company is facing problems.

For instance, by 2012, Nokia (NOK)'s problems were well known and its stock had lost more than 90% of its market value since 2007. But Nokia’s Operating Margin % had already been in decline since 2002, although its Earnings per Share (Diluted) were still rising. Investors who paid attention to Operating Margin % would have avoided this huge loss. The same can be said for Research-in-Motion (RIMM).

Therefore, Operating Margin % is a very important screening filter for GuruFocus. GuruFocus's Buffett-Munger screener requires that the profit margin is either consistent or expanding. The Model Portfolio of the Buffett-Munger screener has outperformed the market every year since inception in 2009.


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The Walt Disney Co (The Walt Disney Co) Business Description

Address
500 South Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA, USA, 91521
Disney operates in three global business segments: entertainment, sports, and experiences. Entertainment and experiences both benefit from franchises and characters the firm has created over the course of a century. Entertainment includes the ABC broadcast network, several cable television networks, and the Disney+ and Hulu streaming services. Within the segment, Disney also engages in movie and television production and distribution, with content licensed to movie theaters, other content providers, or, increasingly, kept in-house for use on Disney's own streaming platform and television networks. The sports segment houses ESPN and the ESPN+ streaming service. Experiences contains Disney's theme parks and vacation destinations, and also benefits from merchandise licensing.
Executives
Sonia L Coleman officer: Sr. EVP and Chief HR Officer 500 SOUTH BUENA VISTA STREET, BURBANK CA 91521
Brent Woodford officer: EVP, Control, Fin Plan & Tax 1441 GARDINER LANE, LOUISVILLE KY 40213
Amy Chang director 2100 SEAPORT BLVD., C/O INFORMATICA CORPORATION, REDWOOD CITY CA 94063
Kevin A Lansberry officer: Interim Chief Finan Officer 500 SOUTH BUENA VISTA STREET, BURBANK CA 91521
Christine M Mccarthy officer: SEVP-Chief Financial Officer 500 SOUTH BUENA VISTA STREET, BURBANK CA 91521-0964
Carolyn Everson director C/O THE HERTZ CORPORATION, 225 BRAE BOULEVARD, PARK RIDGE NJ 07656-0713
Kristina K Schake officer: Sr. EVP and Chief Comm Officer 500 SOUTH BUENA VISTA STREET, BURBANK CA 91521
Horacio E Gutierrez officer: Sr EVP, General Counsel & Secy 500 SOUTH BUENA VISTA STREET, BURBANK CA 91521
Geoff Morrell officer: SEVP Chf Corp Affairs Officer 500 SOUTH BUENA VISTA STREET, BURBANK CA 91521
Robert A Chapek officer: Chief Executive Officer 500 SOUTH BUENA VISTA STREET, BURBANK CA 91521
Paul J Richardson officer: Sr. EVP and Chief HR Officer 500 SOUTH BUENA VISTA STREET, BURBANK CA 91521
Calvin Mcdonald director C/O LULULEMON ATHLETICA INC., 1818 CORNWALL AVENUE, VANCOUVER A1 V6J 1C7
Robert A Iger director, officer: Chairman and CEO C/O WALT DISNEY CO, 500 S BUENA VISTA STREET, BURBANK CA 91521-1062
Zenia B. Mucha officer: SEVP Corporate Communications 500 SOUTH BUENA VISTA STREET, BURBANK CA 91521
Mary Jayne Parker officer: SEVP and Chief HR Officer 500 SOUTH BUENA VISTA STREET, BURBANK CA 91521-0966