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The Walt Disney Company ( Dis )

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The Walt Disney Company (DIS)
About the Walt Disney Company. Together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. With an average of $43 billion dollars in annual sales, Walt Disney offers investors the benefits of a blue-chip company by being capable of a market-beating growth with estimated earnings well above the overall market growth rate.

2015 Economic outlook for The Walt Disney Company.
In 2015, it expected that the overall economic outlook is positive, with only Consumer Price Index and Industrial Production being negative for the
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This gauges the overall health of the economy and suggests that an expansion in economic activity should continue but pace of growth may moderate later.

2015 Industry outlook for The Walt Disney Company. Their leading business segment is from their media networks, which currently generates 52% of the company’s profits. Although competition from streaming services are increasing our revenues from media networks and broadcast television continued to increase in 2014 and are expected to do the same in 2015. The parks and resorts segment brings in our second leading amount of profits which predominately come from ticket sales, food and beverage sales as well as hotel rooms. With gas prices declining and personal income increasing we expect to see an increase in ticket sales as people are more able to go on vacation. As for the studio entertainment segment Time Warner Inc. leads in that industry with Twenty First Century Fox making a big jump in 2014. When it comes to the boom-or-bust movie business we can assume that Disney and other competitors are set to aim for a more profitable and less risky future by focusing on films with a proven track record (Star Wars VII, Frozen 2 and Magic Mike XXL). With our last two segments, consumer products and interactive media, we have decent amount of sales but are not nearly the top company in those industries. With consumer products our industry includes competitors
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