The Walt Disney Company
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
Sector(s): Communication Services
Walt Disney 2021 Fortune 500 Rank: #50
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The Walt Disney Contact Spreadsheet is a directory of names, titles, phone numbers, and addresses.
|NAME||TITLE||MAIN PHONE||DIRECT PHONE|
|Christine McCarthy||Senior Executive VP & Chief Financial Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org||(818) 560-1000||Disguised|
|Alan Horn||Chief Creative Officer, Disney Studios Contentemail@example.com||(818) 560-1000||Disguised|
|Diane Jurgens||EVP, Enterprise Technology & Chief Information Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org||(818) 560-1000||Disguised|
|Michael Cupo||Vice President, Office of the Chief Technology Officeremail@example.com||(818) 560-1000||Disguised|
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Walt Disney Executive Leadership Team
|Robert Iger||Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board|
|Bob Chapek||Chief Executive Officer|
|Alan Bergman||Chairman, Disney Studios Content|
|Rebecca Campbell||Chairman, International Operations And Direct-To-Consumer|
|Josh D’Amaro||Chairman, Disney Parks, Experiences And Products|
|Kareem Daniel||Chairman, Disney Media And Entertainment Distribution|
|James Pitaro||Chairman, Espn And Sports Content|
|Peter Rice||Chairman, General Entertainment Content|
|Christine Mccarthy||Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|
|Zenia Mucha||Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer|
|Paul Richardson||Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer|
|Alan Braverman||Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel And Secretary|
|Diane Jurgens||Executive Vice President, Enterprise Technology and Chief Information Officer|
|Jenny Cohen||Executive Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility|
|Brent Woodford||Executive Vice President, Controllership, Financial Planning and Tax|
|Ronald L. Iden||Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer|
|Latondra Newton||Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer|
|Alicia Schwarz||Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer|
|Alan F. Horn||Chief Creative Officer, Disney Studios Content|
|Nancy Lee||Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff To The Executive Chairman|
|Carlos A. Gómez||Senior Vice President and Treasurer|
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Walt Disney Board of Directors
|Robert Iger||Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board||The Walt Disney Company|
|Bob Chapek||Chief Executive Officer||The Walt Disney Company|
|Susan Arnold||Operating Executive||The Carlyle Group|
|Mary Barra||Chair and Chief Executive Officer||General Motors|
|Safra Catz||Chief Executive Officer||Oracle Corporation|
|Amy Chang||Executive Vice President and General Manager||Cisco|
|Francis Desouza||President and Chief Executive Officer||Illumina, Inc.|
|Michael B.G. Froman||Vice Chairman & President, Strategic Growth||Mastercard Incorporated|
|Maria Elena Lagomasino||CEO and Managing Partner||WE Family Offices|
|Calvin Mcdonald||Chief Executive Officer||lululemon athletica inc.|
|Mark Parker||Executive Chairman||NIKE, Inc.|
|Derica Rice||Former President||CVS Caremark|
Walt Disney Sales Trigger Events
- Disney Plans to spend $33 Billion on Content Next Year
- Bob Iger Stepping Down After 47 Years. Bob Chapek Steps In.
- Susan Arnold Named Chairman of the Board (Dec 31, 2021)
- Geoff Morrell Named Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
November 10, 2021
Total investments in parks, resorts, and other property dropped by $444 million. Investments in Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution increased by $79 million, while investment in the corporate division increased by $109 million. The report states, “Capital expenditures decreased from $4.0 billion to $3.6 billion driven by the temporary suspension of certain capital projects since the onset of COVID-19 in fiscal 2020 at Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products.”
Walt Disney is reportedly moving 2,000 California workers upon opening new campus in Florida
July 15, 2021
The company announced that it has planned to build a regional campus in Florida to house at least 2,000 additionally employees. These employees will be relocating from Southern California. These employees will work in product development, finance, and digital technology.
Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, Josh D’Amaro, said the move would allow creative and business teams to be better integrated. The company already has a theme park resort, Walt Disney World, that is the size of the city of San Francisco, located outside Orlando, Florida. “As someone who has moved with my family from California to Florida and back again, I understand that relocation is a big change, not only for the employee, but also for their families."
The Walt Disney Company reveals AWS as its cloud partner for Disney+ streaming service
April 29, 2021
Walt Disney confirmed that Amazon Web Services powers the global roll-out of its Disney+ streaming service. The two companies said in a statement that, “After announcing the intent to launch a dedicated streaming service in August 2017, the Walt Disney Company spent a year laying the foundation for the streaming service."
Walt Disney says it is expanding its use of Amazon's cloud services to further its public cloud stack as well as machine learning, database, storage, content delivery, and analytics services.
“Disney+ has completely reinvented what is possible in content delivery by challenging convention and using cloud technology to build a streaming product from scratch that had never been launched and marketed before on such a global scale,” said Joe Inzerillo, executive vice-president and CTO of the the Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer division.
Walt Disney Company hires new CHRO, Paul Richardson
April 29, 2021
“Paul Richardson is a supremely talented, strategic and personable leader with a deep passion for enriching the employee experience by championing the unique talents and perspectives of our diverse, global workforce,” Mr. Chapek said. “I can think of no one better suited than Paul to build on the incredible work of Jayne Parker, who in 12 years leading Disney’s Human Resources function has had an indelible impact on the company, fostering a culture that has attracted and developed the industry’s best creative talent and most accomplished business leaders.”
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Walt Disney Earnings Call Highlights
The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) Q4 2021 Earnings Call
November 10, 2021
Executives in Attendance:
- Bob Chapek – Chief Executive Officer
- Tammy Munsey – Vice President of Investor Relations
- Christine McCarthy – Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
- Ben Swinburne – Morgan Stanley
- Alexia Quadrani – JPMorgan
- Michael Nathanson – MoffettNathanson
- Jessica Reif Ehrlich – Bank of America Securities
Comments from Bob Chapek, CEO:
"Maximizing the synergy of our unique ecosystem to deepen consumers' connection to our characters and our stories, and lastly, using the power of our far reaching platforms and new technologies to give consumers the best entertainment experience possible."
"I'll briefly talk about how we are executing against these priorities in 3 key areas: Direct-to-Consumer, sports, and Parks, Experiences, and Products. On the Direct-to-Consumer side, we are extremely pleased with the success of our portfolio streaming services. Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu continue to perform incredibly well with a 118.1 million, 17.1 million, and 43.8 million subscribers, respectively, for a total of a 179 million subscriptions. To put this growth in perspective, in the past fiscal year alone, we have grown the total number of subscriptions across our DTC portfolio by 48%, and Disney+ subs in particular by 60%."
"We recognize that the single most effective way to grow our streaming platforms worldwide is with great content, and we are singularly focused on making new, high-quality entertainment, including local and regional content that we believe will resonate with audiences."
"Of note, we have 340 plus local original titles in various stages of development and production for our DTC platforms over the next few years. As you know, we announced at our last Investor Day that we expect our total content expense to be between $8 and $9 billion in fiscal 2024, and we will now be increasing that investment further with the primary driver being more local and regional content. We are expanding our global reach by introducing Disney+ in additional markets around the world."
"We have almost completed the reduction of our physical footprint, which will enable us to pivot our approach with a focus on our e-commerce platform, shopDisney, and on more compelling retail partnerships, such as Disney Store at Target, which will triple its locations by the end of the year. In short, our parks around the globe now have more to offer guests than ever before, with our new offerings and we're making it even easier for them to have the best time imaginable, tailored specifically to their individual needs and preferences in a way, only Disney can."
Walt Disney Financial Highlights
|Fiscal Year Ends||October 1, 2022|
|Most Recent Quarter||November 10, 2021|
|Return on Assets||1.13%|
|Return on Equity||2.54%|
|Revenue Per Share||37.12|
|Quarterly Revenue Growth||26.00%|
|Net Income Avi to Common||2.02B|
|Total Cash Per Share||8.96|
|Book Value Per Share||49.72|
|Cash Flow Statement|
|Operating Cash Flow||5.57B|
|Levered Free Cash Flow||8.26B|
Highlights from Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference
September 21, 2021
Chief Executive Officer
"Well, I think we're positioned very well. I mean, given the magnitude of what we've all experienced, it's, I think, a minor miracle. Our focus always has been on the consumer, but I believe going forward it's even going to be more on the consumer."
"I think where we've taken a major step forward during the last 18 months has really been on the level of investment that we're putting into our business, particularly our direct-to-consumer business, and that takes the form of two different avenues."
"One is the increased investment in our content which we've talked about at our investor conference last December and everyone is familiar with. And that's going to pay huge dividends for us going forward, not only for our direct-to-consumer platform, but also for all our other distribution channels so that we can ensure that we've got all channels full with content, the way that our guests and our consumer wants."
"But also market expansion, and we've been very aggressively, as you know, going into new markets with our direct-to-consumer propositions, our different brands across the world, and we're very, very pleased with how that's gone."
Walt Disney Business Operations
The Walt Disney Company, is a worldwide entertainment company with operations in the following business segments: Media Networks; Parks, Experiences and Products; Studio Entertainment; and Direct-to-Consumer & International (DTCI).
Last year, in October of 2020, Disney announced a strategic reorganization of the media and entertainment businesses to accelerate the growth of its direct-to-consumer (DTC) strategy. The operations of the Studio Entertainment, Media Networks and DTCI segments were reorganized into four separate groups: three content groups (Studios, General Entertainment and Sports) and DTC platforms and a distribution group.
Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Strategy
In 2019, The Walt Disney Company launched Disney+, a subscription-based DTC video streaming service with brands including: Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic.
In 2020 the company's Hotstar service in India was converted to Disney+Hotstar. Later in the year subscribers of the Disney Deluxe service in Japan were converted to Disney+. In September of 2020, Disney+ was launched in European countries while Disney+Hotstar was launched in Indonesia.
Disney+ was later launched in Latin America in November. Future launches are planned for the Asia-Pacific region.
Walt Disney Human Capital
Walt Disney's human capital management objectives are to attract, retain and develop talent. To support these objectives, the Company’s programs for human resources are constructed to develop talent and prepare for critical
roles and leadership positions. The company is working to enhance the culture through efforts aimed at making a more engaging and inclusive workplace.
As of late 2020, Walt Disney employed approximately 203,000 people. The company's global workforce is comprised of approximately 80% full time and 20% part time employees, with nearly 1% of the part time population being seasonal employees.
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