| Walt Disney is an entertainment company. Co. has four businesses segments: Media Networks, which includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, domestic television stations and radio networks and stations; Parks and Resorts, which owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Resort and Spa and among others; Studio Entertainment, which produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures, musical recordings and live stage plays; and Consumer Products and Interactive Media, which licenses Co.'s trade names, characters and visual and literary properties to various manufacturers, game developers, publishers and retailers. We show 38 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our DIS shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute DIS market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing Walt Disney market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing Walt Disney's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of Walt Disney versus a peer is one thing; comparing
Walt Disney market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like Walt Disney can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching Walt Disney by allowing them to research the Walt Disney market cap history.