The Walt Disney Company Reports Third Quarter Earnings

The Walt Disney Company recently reported its third quarter earnings for the fiscal year and two segments - parks and resorts and media networks - showed increases in revenue.

The reports showed the company's net income increased 1 percent up to $1.85 billion, and revenue increased 4 percent to $11.58 billion which was still lower than Wall Street's expectation of $11.7 billion.

"We are pleased with the results we delivered in the third quarter," said Disney CEO and Chairman Robert A. Iger. "We are confident that our strategy of creating high-quality branded content positions us well for the future."

The third quarter earnings report show that the one of the company's biggest performing segments is parks and resorts.

The parks and resorts segment increased revenue 7 percent to $3.7 billion and the operating income increased 9 percent to $689 million. Disney's theme parks continue to perform strongly, with attendance at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort rising 3 percent, setting a new attendance record during the third quarter.

The report notes that there was an unfavorable impact due to the shift in timing of the Easter holiday for the third quarter. But it also states that higher operating income at the domestic parks and resorts was due to increased guest spending and higher attendance at the parks and was partially offset by higher costs.

The guest spending increased due to higher ticket prices and food and beverage spending, while higher costs were driven by new guest offerings including My Magic+, Disney's Art of Animation Resort, and the expansion of Fanstyland at the Magic Kingdom, and labor and cost inflation.

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Kristen K. wrote on Sat, 08/24/2013 - 12:51:

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It's so good to hear that attendance at the Parks is up! After adding all the new space with Cars Land and New Fantasyland it would have been crushing if it wasn't.

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