Published April 15, 2018 Markets Motley Fool Facebook Twitter Comments Print The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is a textbook story of the power of business diversification. Although the stock has underperformed lately, reporting a 5% loss for the prior three years while the greater S&P 500 has produced a 27% gain, things could be worse — the company’s television empire, its largest division by revenue and operating profit, is under threat in a world where many are choosing to forgo cable. As an entertainment conglomerate, Disney is better situated than many of its cable-focused peers like Viacom and AMC Networks, which have produced losses of 48% and 32% during the same period. Disney CEO Bob Iger was wise to acquire film rights and/or technology from Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm. More recently, Disney’s film division has taken up the slack from a sluggish television business. Continue Reading Below However, Disney’s next blockbuster film could be a bust. Here’s why that’s important. Supposedly, Disney itself thinks Solo: A Star Wars Story will be a flop Disney will follow its wildly successful Marvel Black Panther movie by bringing a new Star Wars film to the box office. On May 25 the studio… Read full this story
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