New York - The success of The Walt Disney Cos' movies, including the animated tale Frozen and the Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy, lifted the media company's fiscal fourth-quarter results.
Disney Studios has had a string of hits that is likely to continue with the first of its annual Star Wars movie launching next year. On Thursday, Disney said the movie will be called The Force Awakens.Check out the trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy:
Disney Studios had the strongest results among the media company's divisions. Revenue in that unit climbed 18% to $1.78bn, with growth both in theatrical distribution due to Maleficent and Guardians of the Galaxy and home entertainment due to the continuing popularity of Frozen and Captain America.
Other segments reported higher revenue as well. The Burbank, Calif.-based company said revenue from media and cable networks rose 5% to $5.22bn. Revenue from parks and resorts rose 7% to $4bn. Consumer product revenue rose 7% to $1.07bn.
Overall revenue rose 7% to $12.39bn, ahead of expectations of $12.36bn.
Fourth-quarter net income rose 8% to $1.5bn, or 87 cents per share. Excluding one-time items, net income matched analyst expectations of 89 cents per share.
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
'Shaun the Sheep' is set to get a sequel and is expected to be the biggest and most exciting adventure yet. Read More »
Add your review
The second teaser for the local flick Jagveld is out and it's even more mysterious than the first. Read More »
Add your review
10 epic pics.
All the deets.
South AfricaCity Press
Johannesburg CBDResourcing Solutions
HousesR 6 990 000
HousesR 3 300 000
HousesR 1 985 000