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Posted: May 05, 2012, 12:36 pm Quote

The Walt Disney Company second quarter fiscal year 2012 (January, February and March) quarterly stock report is released after the close of stock business Tuesday May 8, 2012.  Here's one article about what to look for…..  "John Carter"'s big flop at the box office and that $200 million loss Disney took did occur in this fiscal quarter but not the mega-success of "Marvel's The Avengers", look for the bright spot and profits of "The Avengers" to help bail Disney out in fiscal third quarter April-May-June and that financial report to be released in early August 2012.

There is usually a live webcast at 4:30 PM ET/3:30 PM CT on corporate site where you can listen to CEO Robert IGER and other Disney high level executives explain to both stock analysts and stock new media about the quarterly results, their explanations and some limited anticipations for the future.  

Disney park, film and entertainment fans will want be tuned in online via computer streaming or Google News press news of it the following day.



Earnings Preview: Disney 2Q seen up on TV, parks

The Walt Disney Co. reports its fiscal second-quarter earnings after the market closes Tuesday. Analysts are looking for profits and revenue to increase on higher advertising revenue and better results at its theme parks, despite a big write-down on the movie "John Carter."

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Disney said in March that its studio would lose $80 million to $120 million based on a write-down of its sci-fi Mars movie, "John Carter." How much it books could have a slight impact for the quarter. "The Avengers," which racked up $304 million in ticket sales from international audiences last week, is seen as making up for the loss in the quarter through June.

Also in play are ratings and revenue at its pay TV networks such as ESPN, Disney Channel and Disney XD. Disney's children's networks may have received some of the benefit from declining audiences at Viacom Inc.'s Nickelodeon.

Analysts are also looking for signs that audience size might be hurt by licensing its kids programming to Netflix Inc. for video streaming.

The company may also book new digital streaming revenue from a long-term deal it cut with cable TV distributor Comcast Corp. in January.

Performance at its theme parks is expected to be up with rising attendance and greater spending.

WHY IT MATTERS: Disney is one barometer of how much consumers are prepared to spend their discretionary income. Its advertising revenue-generating TV networks like ESPN and ABC are also a window into the health of other companies.

WHAT'S EXPECTED: Disney is expected to post 55 cents per share in adjusted earnings on $9.57 billion in revenue, according to FactSet.

LAST YEAR'S QUARTER: The Burbank, Calif., company posted 49 cents per share in adjusted earnings per share on $9.08 billion in revenue.

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Posted: May 08, 2012, 5:23 pm Quote

Disney doing spiffy, read on, theme parks and TV networks boosting profits this fiscal quarter.  Absence of costs at ABC related to "The Oprah Winfrey Show"???  Disney's making money without Oprah, never knew they were making money with Oprah!  And that major "John Carter" write off last fiscal quarter, three months from tray, will be offset by the huge profits being made off of "Marvel's The Avengers" movie this fiscal quarter.  Keep all that in mind.  Quoting:

May 8, 2012, 4:48 p.m. EDT
Disney profit rises 21% on parks, TV networks

By David B. Wilkerson, MarketWatch
CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that its fiscal second-quarter profit rose 21% on improved earnings at its ESPN and ABC television networks and theme parks.

The results surpassed most analysts’ estimates, sending Disney’s shares DIS +1.45%   up 1.4% in after-hours trading.
The entertainment conglomerate said it earned $1.14 billion, or 63 cents a share, compared with a profit of $942 million, or 49 cents, in the year-ago period.

Excluding items, Disney said it would have earned 58 cents a share in the latest three months.

Analysts polled by FactSet Research were expecting a profit of 55 cents a share on revenue of $9.56 billion.

Operating income at the company’s cable networks, including ESPN and Disney Channel, rose 11% to $1.5 billion on greater fees paid to ESPN by cable and satellite companies, as well as higher advertising revenue.

Earnings at ABC increased by 37% on the absence of costs related to “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and improved ad sales.
At the theme parks and resorts unit, operating income rose 53% to $222 million on increased guest spending, reflecting higher average ticket prices, daily hotel room rates and food, beverage and merchandise spending. Revenue rose 10%, driven by better results at the U.S. domestic parks and resorts, Tokyo Disney and Hong Kong Disneyland.

Disney’s movie and television studios swung to a loss of $84 million from a profit of $77 million, as results were hampered by the colossal failure of the action film “John Carter.”

David B. Wilkerson is a reporter for MarketWatch in Chicago.

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More good news is that about a year after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami Tokyo DL is bouncing back.  Tokyo was geographically far from the worst of what happened, and where it was less hard hit commerce and tourism picks up, and that success feeds the overall economy.  Visit Tokyo DL and help Japan recover from the disaster last year!

Folks, look to Google News Advanced Search or your favorite financial news source for more info tonight and tomorrow-near future.

Congrats, investors!  
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