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The Walt Disney Co Free Cash Flow per Share

: $0.77 (TTM As of Jun. 2021)
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The Walt Disney Co's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Jun. 2021 was $0.29. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $0.77.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of The Walt Disney Co was -58.50% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -28.90% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -21.10% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 1.20% per year. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the FCF Growth Rate using Free Cash Flow per Share data.

The historical rank and industry rank for The Walt Disney Co's Free Cash Flow per Share or its related term are showing as below:

NYSE:DIS' s 3-Year FCF Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.2   Med: 10.45   Max: 56
Current: -28.9

-41.2
56

During the past 13 years, The Walt Disney Co's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 56.00% per year. The lowest was -41.20% per year. And the median was 10.45% per year.

NYSE:DIS's 3-Year FCF Growth Rate is ranked lower than
79% of the 601 Companies
in the Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. NYSE:DIS: -28.90 )

The Walt Disney Co Free Cash Flow per Share Historical Data

The historical data trend for The Walt Disney Co's Free Cash Flow per Share 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.

* Premium members only.

The Walt Disney Co Annual Data
Trend Sep11 Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20
Free Cash Flow per Share
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 5.10 5.53 6.52 1.04 1.99

The Walt Disney Co Quarterly Data
Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21
Free Cash Flow per Share 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 Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.25 0.52 -0.37 0.34 0.29

The Walt Disney Co Free Cash Flow per Share Calculation

Free Cashflow per Share is the amount of Free Cashflow per outstanding share of the company's stock.

Free Cash Flow is considered one of the most important parameters to measure a company's earnings power by value investors because it is not subject to estimates of Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization (DDA). However, when we look at the Free Cash Flow, we should look from a long term perspective, because any year's Free Cash Flow can be drastically affected by the spending on Property, Plant, & Equipment (PPE) of the business in that year. Over the long term, Free Cash Flow should give pretty good picture on the real earnings power of the company.

Note: GuruFocus does not calculate Free Cash Flow Per Share when Capital Expenditure is 0.

The Walt Disney Co's Free Cash Flow Per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2020 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow Per Share(A: Sep. 2020 )
=(Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure)/Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
=(7618+-4022)/1808.000
=3596/1808.000
=1.99

The Walt Disney Co's Free Cash Flow Per Share for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow Per Share(Q: Jun. 2021 )
=(Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure)/Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
=(1460+-938)/1830.000
=522/1830.000
=0.29

Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $0.77

* 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) Free Cash Flow per Share Explanation

Free Cash Flow is very close to Warren Buffett's definition of Owner's Earnings, except that in Warren Buffett's Owner's Earnings, the spending for Property, Plant, and Equipment is only for maintenance (replacement), while in the Free Cash Flow calculation, the cost of new Property, Plant, and Equipment due to business expansion is also deducted. There, Free Cash Flow is more conservative than Owner's Earnings.

In Don Yacktman's calculation of forward rate of return, he uses Free Cash Flow for the calculation. Yacktman explained the forward rate of return concept in detail in his interview with GuruFocus. Yacktman defines forward rate of return as the normalized free cash flow yield plus real growth plus inflation.

This is what Yacktman said in his March 2012 interview - when the S&P 500 was at 1400:

If the business is stable, this calculation is fairly straightforward. For instance, on the S&P 500 we would normalize earnings. We would then calculate what percentage of those earnings are not reinvested in the underlying businesses and are therefore free. Historically, for the S&P 500, this has been just under 50% of earnings. Currently, we expect the S&P to earn about 70 on a normalized basis, a number which is far below reported earnings due to our adjusting for record high profit margins. $70 X ½ / 1400 gives you a normalized free cash flow yield of approximately 2.5%.

The historical real growth rate of the S&P 500 (companies) is about 1.5%. Assuming an inflation rate of 2.5%, the forward rate of return on an investment in the S&P 500 is about 6.5% today (2.5% free cash flow yield plus 1.5% real growth plus 2.5% inflation).

For the growth part of the Forward Rate of Return calculation, GuruFocus uses the 5-year average growth rate of EBITDA per share as the growth rate, and the growth rate is always capped at 20%. For the Free Cash Flow we use per share data averaged over seven years. The reason we use seven years is because research shows that seven years is the length of the typical business cycle.

Therefore, as of Sep20, The Walt Disney Co's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % (Sep20)=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=3.55828571/175.77+-0.2608
=-24.06 %

* 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.


Be Aware

Free Cash Flow within a report period can be affected by management's decisions of capital spending. Therefore, it is important to look at long term when it comes to Free Cash Flow.


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The Walt Disney Co Business Description

The Walt Disney Co logo
Industry
Address
500 South Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA, USA, 91521
Walt Disney owns the rights to some of the most globally recognized characters, from Mickey Mouse to Luke Skywalker. These characters and others are featured in several Disney theme parks around the world. Disney makes live-action and animated films under studios such as Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm and also operates media networks including ESPN and several TV production studios. Disney recently reorganized into four segments with one new segment: direct-to-consumer and international. The new segment includes the two announced OTT offerings, ESPN+ and the Disney SVOD service. The plan also combines two segments, parks and resorts and consumer products, into one. The media networks group contains the U.S. cable channels and ABC. The studio segment holds the movie production assets.
Executives
Woodford Brent officer: EVP, Control, Fin Plan & Tax 1441 GARDINER LANE LOUISVILLE KY 40213
Desouza Francis A director 350 ELLIS STREET MOUNTAIN VIEW CA 94043
Rice Derica W director LILLY CORPORATE CENTER INDIANAPOLIS IN 46285
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Arnold Susan E director THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY 1 PROCTER & GAMBLE PLAZA CINCINNATI OH 45202
Lagomasino Maria Elena director 345 PARK AVENUE 5TH FL NEW YORK NY 10154
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Barra Mary T director 300 RENAISSANCE CENTER M/C: 482-C25-A36 DETROIT MI 48265-3000
Froman Michael B. G. director 2000 PURCHASE STREET PURCHASE NY 10577
Chapek Robert A officer: Chief Executive Officer 500 SOUTH BUENA VISTA STREET BURBANK CA 91521
Braverman Alan N officer: Sr EVP, General Counsel & Secy 500 SOUTH BUENA VISTA ST BURBANK CA 91521-1030
Iger Robert A director, officer: Chairman and CEO C/O WALT DISNEY CO 500 S BUENA VISTA STREET BURBANK CA 91521-1062
Mccarthy Christine M officer: SEVP-Chief Financial Officer 500 SOUTH BUENA VISTA STREET BURBANK CA 91521-0964
Parker Mary Jayne officer: SEVP and Chief HR Officer 500 SOUTH BUENA VISTA STREET BURBANK CA 91521-0966
Mucha Zenia B. officer: SEVP & Chief Comms Officer 500 SOUTH BUENA VISTA STREET BURBANK CA 91521

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