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Walt Disney Shares Surge 6% on Q3 Beat, Adds 14.4 Million Disney+ Subscribers

August 10, 2022 4:31 PM EDT

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Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) shares rose more than 6% after-hours following the company’s reported Q3 results, with EPS of $1.09 coming in better than the consensus estimate of $0.98. Revenue grew 26% year-over-year to $21.5 billion, beating the consensus estimate of $20.99 billion.

Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution segment revenues grew 11% year-over-year to $14.1 billion in Q3. Linear Networks revenues increased 3% year-over-year to $7.2 billion. Direct-to-Consumer revenues increased 19% year-over-year to $5.1 billion. Content Sales/Licensing and Other revenues increased 26% year-over-year to $2.1 billion.

Disney Parks, Experiences and Products segment revenue increased 70% year-over-year to $7.4 billion, reflecting improved results at international parks and resorts, primarily due to growth at Disneyland Paris, partially offset by a decrease at Shanghai Disney Resort.

“We had an excellent quarter, with our world-class creative and business teams powering outstanding performance at our domestic theme parks, big increases in live-sports viewership, and significant subscriber growth at our streaming services. With 14.4 million Disney+ subscribers added in the fiscal third quarter, we now have 221 million total subscriptions across our streaming offerings,” said Bob Chapek, CEO of the company.

The company announced an ad-supported Disney+ subscription tier, expected to launch in the U.S. on December 8. The new comprehensive slate of subscription plans will be made available across Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, and the Disney Bundle, providing viewers flexibility in choosing the option that best suits their needs.

By Davit Kirakosyan



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