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How to buy Disney (DIS) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Disney shares.

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) is an entertainment company based in Burbank, California. Its products and services include cable networks such as Disney+, theme parks such as Disneyland and a studio producing films under the brands Pixar, Marvel and others. Disney became public on the New York Stock Exchange in 1981 and has seen enormous growth since.

How to buy shares in Disney

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Disney. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: DIS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Disney reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$113.88, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Disney, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Disney. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights.

Disney stock price (NYSE:DIS)

Use our graph to track the performance of DIS stocks over time.

Have Disney's shares ever split?

Disney's shares were split on a 10000:9865 basis on 12 June 2007. So if you had owned 9865 shares the day before the split, the next day you would own 10000 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Disney shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1.4% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Disney shares which in turn could have impacted Disney's share price.

Disney shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-04-10.
52-week rangeUS$78.4742 - US$123.74
50-day moving average US$111.01
200-day moving average US$93.3668
Target priceUS$124.39
PE ratio 72.3742
Dividend yield US$0.3 (0.74%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$1.63

Disney share growth calculator

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Use the fields above to explore the returns from a historical investment. Please refer to the charts further up this page to see performance over 5 years, or other periods. Past performance doesn't indicate future results. Capital is at risk.

Disney price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $113.88

3 months (2024-01-18) 23.50%
6 months (2023-10-18) 34.48%
1 year (2023-04-18) 12.83%
2 years (2022-04-18) -10.87%
3 years (2021-04-16) -39.19%
5 years (2019-04-18) -14.02%

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The value of your investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is no indication of future results.

Is it a good time to buy Disney stock?

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Is Disney under- or over-valued?

Valuing Disney stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Disney's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Disney's P/E ratio

Disney's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 72x. In other words, Disney shares trade at around 72x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Disney's PEG ratio

Disney's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.8441. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Disney's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Disney's EBITDA

Disney's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$15.6 billion (£12.5 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Disney's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.

Disney share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Disney's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$78.4742 up to US$123.74. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DIS.US volatility(beta: 1.41)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Disney's is 1.412. This would suggest that Disney's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Disney financials

Revenue TTM US$88.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.89%
Gross profit TTM US$29.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.22%
Return on equity TTM 3.9%
Profit margin 3.36%
Book value 53.547
Market capitalisation US$216.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Disney share dividends

8%

Dividend payout ratio: 7.5% of net profits

Recently Disney has paid out, on average, around 7.5% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.74% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Disney shareholders could enjoy a 0.74% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Disney's case, that would currently equate to about $0.3 per share.

While Disney's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Disney is investing more in its future growth.

Disney's most recent dividend payout was on 24 July 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 July 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Disney's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Disney.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Disney's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 23.2

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Disney's overall score of 23.2 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 16th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Disney is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Disney's environmental score

Environmental score: 6.53/100

Disney's environmental score of 6.53 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Disney is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Disney's social score

Social score: 13.06/100

Disney's social score of 13.06 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Disney is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Disney's governance score

Governance score: 15.61/100

Disney's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Disney is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Disney's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Disney scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Disney has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Walt Disney Company was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 23.2
Total ESG percentile 15.68
Environmental score 6.53
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 13.06
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 15.61
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 2

Disney overview

The Walt Disney Company operates as an entertainment company worldwide. It operates through three segments: Entertainment, Sports, and Experiences. The company produces and distributes film and television video streaming content under the ABC Television Network, Disney, Freeform, FX, Fox, National Geographic, and Star brand television channels, as well as ABC television stations and A+E television networks; and produces original content under the ABC Signature, Disney Branded Television, FX Productions, Lucasfilm, Marvel, National Geographic Studios, Pixar, Searchlight Pictures, Twentieth Century Studios, 20th Television, and Walt Disney Pictures banners. It also offers direct-to-consumer streaming services through Disney+, Disney+ Hotstar, Hulu, and Star+; sports-related entertainment services through ESPN, ESPN on ABC, ESPN+ DTC, and Star; sale/licensing of film and episodic content to third-party television and VOD services; theatrical, home entertainment, and music distribution services; DVD and Blu-ray discs, electronic home video licenses, and VOD rental services; staging and licensing of live entertainment events; and post-production services. In addition, the company operates theme parks and resorts comprising Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Shanghai Disney Resort, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club, National Geographic Expeditions, and Adventures by Disney, as well as Aulani, a Disney resort and spa in Hawaii. It also licenses its intellectual property to a third party for operations of the Tokyo Disney Resort; licenses trade names, characters, visual, literary, and other IP for use on merchandise, published materials, and games; operates a direct-to-home satellite distribution platform; sells branded merchandise through retail, online, and wholesale businesses; and develops and publishes books, comic books, and magazines. The company was founded in 1923 and is based in Burbank, California.

Past developments

23 May 2023: Disney announced it was preparing to layoff more than 2,500 employees in a third round of layoffs so far this year. This will amount to over 6,500 job cuts in 2023 alone.
26 May 2023: Disney is suing Florida governor Ron DeSantis, accusing the governor of organising a government campaign against the entertainment giant. The lawsuit comes after state officials blocked a development deal involving Disney's Florida theme park.
16 December 2022: Yesterday Disney shares collapsed, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its worst loss in 3 months. Disney shares plummeted nearly 4%. Disney was not alone in the turmoil, Apple's shares shed 4.7% on the same day. Disney's share price volatility comes amidst management change as Bob Iger returns to run the business. Disney also experienced dissapointing earnings results, contributing to the decline in the share price.
22 December 2022: Disney stock has plummeted almost 45% so far this year. This year has been the worst performance for the company since 1974. The recent share price decline comes as Avatar 2 opening cinema sales did not meet expectations. Disney is also suffering financially from its streaming services. The company is also in uncertain times as management changes sees Bob Iger return to the helm of the company.

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