What Disney's Earnings Mean for Mutual Fund Investors (DIS)

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What Disney's Earnings Mean for Mutual Fund Investors (DIS)

Shauna O'Brien Feb 04, 2015

After the closing bell on Tuesday, Disney (DIS) released its first quarter financial results. Here’s what the results mean for mutual fund investors.

Inside DIS’s Results


Disney reported net income of $2.18 billion, or $1.27 per share, up from $1.84 billion, or $1.03 per share, last year. On average, analysts expected to see EPS of $1.07.

Revenue rose 9% to $13.39 billion from $12.31 billion last year. Analysts expected to see revenue of $12.87 billion.

Great Brands and a Growing Dividend

Aside from increased expenses for its sporting programming, Disney had a great quarter, led by its consumer products and broadcasting businesses. The company sports a deep pipeline of brands it should have no problem monetizing for years to come. As well, Disney has been more aggressive with its dividend payouts – growing its dividend by 34% in December.

The company is trading at 20x 2015 earnings estimates, which is a decent valuation for its breadth of offerings.

Mutual Funds to Watch

Investors interested in DIS may also consider a mutual fund as an alternative to owning the individual stock. The funds below currently hold the largest stakes in DIS.

The Bottom Line

The funds above are a great way for investors to gain exposure to a diverse bundle of securities and industries. Investors interested in Disney may also be interested in SeaWorld Entertainment (SEAS) and Time Warner (TWX).

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