In stock investing and trading your watch list can be set up by not only the value of a stocks earnings and sales trend but also the intrinsic brand value. The greater the brand equity and notoriety the more the bullish bias over the long term.
Disney currently has the most powerful brand equity and value in the world of entertainment by owning the intellectual property of not only its own legacy characters like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck along with all its Classic Movies like Lion King and Frozen but added new ones in the past decade. Disney acquired the Marvel Universe and Star Wars and added them to its portfolio.
The Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion dollars in 2009. Disney has made more than $22 billion at the global box office from its Marvel movies.
Disney bought Lucasfilm for $4 billion dollars in 2012. George Lucas received half that value in cash and was issued 40 million shares of Disney to pay for the rest. In 2018, the total value of the Star Wars franchise was estimated at $65 billion.
Disney has had great success so far with the launch of its streaming service Disney Plus this year that had over 10 million subscribers in the first week of the launch. They have combined their brands in one service to compete directly with Netflix.
Here are all the brands inside the Disney portfolio of companies. (Parenthesis denote percentage of ownership).
- Pixar Films
- Hulu (67%)
- 21st Century Fox
- ESPN (80)
- Touchstone Pictures
- A&E (50% equity)
- The History Channel (50%)
- Lifetime (50%)
- Hollywood Records
- Vice Media (10% )
- Core Publishing
Here are the characters, films, and franchises owned by the Disney company.
- Star Wars
- The Marvel Cinematic Universe (Excluding X-Men)
- Mickey Mouse Franchise
- Toy Story
- Winnie the Pooh Franchise
- Indiana Jones Franchise
- The Muppets
- Legacy Disney Princesses
- The Chronicles of Narnia Franchise
- The Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise
- Grey’s Anatomy
In 2019 the Walt Disney name brand value alone was set at $45.75 billion dollars and it is the most valuable media brand in the world according to this year’s Brand Finance Global 500 study.
The Walt Disney Company market cap is currently at $264 billion dollars valuing its total portfolio of brands at over a quarter of a trillion dollars.
This is a great stock to consider for exposure to the entertainment sector in your portfolio or a stock to trade with a bullish bias.
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This article is for information and educational purposes only and is not investment advice.