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Disney Earnings Analysis: By The Numbers

By CapitalCube

Walt Disney Company (DIS) reported preliminary financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2014.

Walt Disney handily beat analyst expectations when it reported quarterly earnings this week. The company's stellar performance is a result of its success at converting film franchises like Frozen into consumer products and attractions.

Operating income grew in every business, with big profit growth in its consumer products, studio, and parks and recreation divisions. The only negative was a decline in advertising revenue, a challenge affecting the entire content owner industry.

Walt Disney Company is one of the first companies amongst its peer group to announce earnings for this period.

Highlights

  • Summary numbers: Revenues of $13.33 billion, Net Earnings of $2.18 billion, and Earnings per Share ((EPS)) of $1.27.
  • Gross margins widened from 26.22% to 42.62% compared to the same quarter last year, operating (EBITDA) margins now 28.10% from 26.22%.
  • Ability to strengthen