Equity valuation dissertation Walt Disney Company

  • João de Oliveira Vasconcelos Luís (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This dissertation aims to evaluate Walt Disney Company (ticker: DIS US Equity). The evaluation process is done through three different mechanisms in order to achieve a more accurate and complete valuation exercise. The first valuation method is the Discounted Cash Flows model, in which each company’s segment is valued separately, therefore obtaining the company’s overall valuation by combining them all. This model provides a Walt Disney share price estimation of $88,52 which, compared to its market price of $85,38, represents a buying opportunity. The second valuation method is the Economic Value Added model. Through this valuation technique, the Walt Disney share price is estimated as of $77,89 which, compared to its market price, represents a selling opportunity. The third and last valuation method presented is the relative valuation. By applying the Enterprise Value to EBITDA multiple, it is achieved a company share price of $83,96 which also represents a selling opportunity. Lastly, it is compared the valuation obtained through this dissertation to the one accomplished by J.P.Morgan, in which the Walt Disney share price is estimated as $90,00. By doing so, one can conclude that the valuation in this dissertation is more conservative, being the different assumptions made examined further in this report.
Date of Award2015
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorJosé Carlos Tudela Martins (Supervisor)


  • Mestrado em Finanças

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