| Walt Disney is an entertainment company. Co.'s segments are: Media Networks, which includes domestic cable networks, broadcast television network and domestic television stations, and television production and distribution; Parks, Experiences and Products, which includes theme parks and resorts, and consumer products operations; Studio Entertainment, which includes motion picture production and distribution, music production and distribution, and post-production services; and Direct-to-Consumer and International, which includes international television networks and channels, direct-to-consumer streaming services, and other digital content distribution platforms and services. We show 43 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.