The Walt Disney Company (DIS): What Does Valuation Ratios Tell Us?

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) saw a downside of -0.55% to close Friday at $176.74 after subtracting -$0.97 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 6,383,020 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $179.63 in the past week. An average of 8,754,705 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 8,312,456.

DIS’s 1-month performance is -4.93% or -$8.41 on its low of $169.03 reached on 09/21/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $117.23 and high of $203.02, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 03/08/21. YTD, DIS has lost -2.45% or -$4.44. However, the current price is down -12.94%% from the 52-week high price.


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Insider Transactions

On Aug 31, 41 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for The Walt Disney Company (DIS). Chapek Robert A (Chief Executive Officer) most recently sold 10,587 shares at $182.00 per share on Aug 31. This transaction cost the insider $1,926,834. EVP, Control, Fin Plan & Tax, WOODFORD BRENT, sold 8,000 shares at a price of $186.57 on Aug 13. Then, on Jun 02, Director ARNOLD SUSAN E sold 8,400 shares at a price of $177.75 per share. This transaction amounted to $1,493,058.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 304.77 and a low of 12.00. DIS stock has a beta of 1.21. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 5.08 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 3.70, with the price to cash flow ratio at 230.33.

The Walt Disney Company’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.20, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.20 meaning that DIS stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.59, while the total debt to equity was 0.64. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 31.10%. while for the period ending June 29; The Walt Disney Company’s operating margin was 2.80%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $21.51 billion against revenue of $65.39 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected DIS to announce $0.45 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.69, representing a 53.30% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $2.59 billion. DIS stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 111.1 billion, with total debt at $55.84 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $1.82 billion

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at The Walt Disney Company (DIS) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 08 October was 50.97% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 29.06%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $175.60, reflecting a +0.41% or $0.73 change from its current price. DIS is currently trading -4.01% above its 20-day SMA, +4.16% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -0.90% and +3.69% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 54.13% and 44.12% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 3.95. The RSI (14) points at 49.39%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 58.41% with the period’s ATR at 3.93. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 2.16 and 1.95 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), JP Morgan reiterated its an Overweight rating for the company but lifted their price target by $220 to $230. Analysts offering their rating for DIS stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Buy. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate DIS as a “sell,”, while 5 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 3 rates the stock as overweight while 21 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is DIS’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $147.00 and a high of $263.00, with their median price target at $210.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for The Walt Disney Company (DIS) stock is $211.44.

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