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The Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) Sloan Ratio %

: -2.75% (As of Dec. 2023)
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Richard Sloan from the University of Michigan was first to document what is referred to as the "accrual anomaly". His 1996 paper found that shares of companies with small or negative accruals vastly outperform (+10%) those of companies with large ones.

The Walt Disney Co's Sloan Ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was -2.75%.

As of Dec. 2023, The Walt Disney Co has a Sloan Ratio of -2.75%, indicating the company is in the safe zone and there is no funny business with accruals.


The Walt Disney Co Sloan Ratio % Historical Data

The historical data trend for The Walt Disney Co's Sloan Ratio % 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 Annual Data
Trend Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20 Sep21 Sep22 Sep23
Sloan Ratio %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 4.42 -3.40 -0.20 1.05 -1.40

The Walt Disney Co Quarterly Data
Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23
Sloan Ratio % 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 1.68 1.43 -0.46 -1.40 -2.75

Competitive Comparison

For the Entertainment subindustry, The Walt Disney Co's Sloan Ratio %, along with its competitors' market caps and Sloan Ratio % 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 Sloan Ratio % Distribution

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

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



The Walt Disney Co Sloan Ratio % Calculation

Earnings contain a lot of non cash earnings which is called accruals. The Sloan ratio is a way to identify firms with low non-cash or accrual-derived earnings relative to their cash flow.

The Walt Disney Co's Sloan Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2023 is calculated as

Sloan Ratio=(Net Income (A: Sep. 2023 )-Cash Flow from Operations (A: Sep. 2023 )
-Cash Flow from Investing (A: Sep. 2023 ))/Total Assets (A: Sep. 2023 )
=(2354-9866
--4641)/205579
=-1.40%

The Walt Disney Co's Sloan Ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as

Sloan Ratio=(Net Income (TTM)-Cash Flow from Operations (TTM))
-Cash Flow from Investing (TTM))/Total Assets (Q: Dec. 2023 )
=(2986-13025
--4595)/197774
=-2.75%

The Walt Disney Co's Net Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2023 was 1271 (Mar. 2023 ) + -460 (Jun. 2023 ) + 264 (Sep. 2023 ) + 1911 (Dec. 2023 ) = $2,986 Mil.
The Walt Disney Co's Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2023 was 3236 (Mar. 2023 ) + 2802 (Jun. 2023 ) + 4802 (Sep. 2023 ) + 2185 (Dec. 2023 ) = $13,025 Mil.
The Walt Disney Co's Cash Flow from Investing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2023 was -1249 (Mar. 2023 ) + -718 (Jun. 2023 ) + -1382 (Sep. 2023 ) + -1246 (Dec. 2023 ) = $-4,595 Mil.

* 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) Sloan Ratio % Explanation

A former University of Michigan researcher, Richard Sloan's 1996 paper found that shares of companies with small or negative accruals vastly outperform (+10%) those of companies with large ones. In fact, for the 40-year period between 1962 and 2001, buying the lowest accrual companies and shorting the highest accrual companies resulted in an average annual compounded return of 18%, more than double the S&P 500's 7.4% annual return over the same period.

According to How to Beat the Market with the Sloan Ratio:

If the Sloan Ratio is between -10% and 10%, the company is in the safe zone and there is no funny business with accruals.

If the Sloan Ratio is less than between -25% and -10% on the negative side, and between 10% and 25% on the positive side, this is a warning stage of accrual build up.

If the Sloan Ratio is less than -25% or greater than 25%, and this ratio is consistent over several quarters or even years, be careful. Earnings are highly likely to be made up of accruals.

As of Dec. 2023, The Walt Disney Co has a Sloan Ratio of -2.75%, indicating the company is in the safe zone and there is no funny business with accruals.


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The Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) 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