Why Disney Expects Shanghai Disneyland to Be a Rising Star
The Walt Disney Company’s (DIS) Disneyland in China (FXI) is proving to be extremely popular.
The Walt Disney Company’s (DIS) theme parks in the United States (SPY) continue to record strong attendance as the company leverages its intellectual property to add new attractions.
Disney further stated that it was not interested in a premium VOD service because its Studio Entertainment business produces around ten tentpole movies each year.
The Walt Disney Company’s (DIS) franchise-focused strategy seems to be resulting in solid dividends.
In fiscal 2018, Electronic Arts expects GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) revenue of $5.1 billion, a cost of revenue of $1.3 billion, and GAAP earnings per share of $3.57.
Electronic Arts (EA) expects its gross margin to be 74.9% by the end of fiscal 2018. It was 73.2% in fiscal 2017, 69.2% in fiscal 2016, and 68.3% in fiscal 2015.
The gaming space has seen a massive transition to digitization in the last couple of years. In early 2016, Activision Blizzard acquired a major player in the online gaming space.
Electronic Arts’ (EA) international revenue accounted for 58.0% of its total fiscal 4Q17 revenue, whereas its North American revenue accounted for 42.0% of its total revenue.
EA added ship battles to Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes in fiscal 3Q17, increasing the average game time per user to 155 minutes per day.
Over 19 million players had joined Electronic Arts’ (EA) Battlefield 1 by the end of fiscal 2017, a rise of 50% YoY (year-over-year) compared to Battlefield 4.
Electronic Arts (EA) reported revenue of $1.5 billion in fiscal 4Q17, a rise of 16.7% YoY (year-over-year) compared to its revenue of $1.3 billion in fiscal 4Q16.
Time Warner’s (TWX) Warner Bros. is following a franchise-focused strategy for its movie business, similar to Comcast’s (CMCSA) Universal Studios.
Rising competition in the video streaming space means media companies such as Time Warner (TWX) have had to update their programming strategies.
Last month, Multichannel News reported that Time Warner’s (TWX) Turner TNT had the highest viewership in the week of April 17–23, 2017.
On April 22, 2017, Forbes reported that Time Warner’s (TWX) Warner Bros. movie, Unforgettable, which opened at the box office on April 21, had a weak opening at $1.7 million.
On April 25, 2017, Multichannel News reported that Time Warner’s (TWX) Turner TNT had the highest viewership in the week from April 17–23 with a viewership of 2.9 million.
Disney expects its Studio Entertainment business to be a strong growth driver in fiscal 2018 due to a robust movie slate.
The Walt Disney Company’s (DIS) Parks and Resorts segment is doing extremely well in the United States (SPY) as the company continually adds new attractions.
On April 24, 2017, Activision Blizzard (ATVI) generated investor returns of 46.8% in the trailing 12-month period and 3.6% in the trailing one-month period.
Electronic Arts expects its gross margin to be 72.1% by the end of fiscal 2017, rising from 69.2% in fiscal 2016, 68.3% in fiscal 2015, and 63.4% in fiscal 2014.