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Disney suffers profit slump despite the Avengerssuccess

The US entertainment giant Walt Disney has missed expectations in the last quarter, despite the success of the film "Avengers: Endgame" is clear. Compared w

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Disney suffers profit slump despite the Avengerssuccess

The US entertainment giant Walt Disney has missed expectations in the last quarter, despite the success of the film "Avengers: Endgame" is clear. Compared with the previous year, profit fell nearly 40 percent to $ 1.8 billion, as the group announced on Tuesday after U.S. market close. The proceeds remained in spite of, thanks in part to acquisitions, a very strong increase of almost a third to 20.2 billion dollars below forecasts. Investors reacted with disappointment and decide to drop the share price after trading hours temporarily to just under six percent. Since the beginning of the year the rate was increased also by 29 per cent.

While Disney delivered with the superhero Blockbuster "Avengers: Endgame" - was replaced in July "Avatar" as the most successful Film in the history of cinema - in the past quarter, a huge box-office hit. Otherwise, revenues increased in all divisions. Was charged to the balance sheet of special costs due to the Integration of acquired businesses from 21st Century Fox, and high investment in the development and Expansion of Streaming services like Disney and Hulu, as well as the Online Version of the ailing sports channel ESPN. Total expenditure climbed by 55 percent to 17.5 billion dollars.

amusement parks are failing to respond

In the film division - where the reporting period is also "Aladdin" and "Toy Story 4" appeared - the "Avengers"success with the Fox acquired the Marvel action flick "Dark Phoenix" is a Flop compared to that put Disney a write-off. The normally thriving business with amusement parks disappointed this time. Analysts had fully expected to see the great spectacle as a Supplement to the Disneyland Resort in California opened the world of "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" will be a Hit. But instead, visitor numbers went back to operating profit in the United States.

In a conference unlock with investors, disney chief financial officer Christine McCarthy explained that the Park in Florida would probably have attracted fewer guests, because they would wait for the upcoming opening of the "Star Wars"area. CEO Bob Iger said that he had no long-term Concerns about the star warriors-attractions. In California, large crowds had been feared, in addition, the Hotels have increased the prices. Therefore, some people stayed away, which was just too expensive. That is not likely to burden the business, but permanently, said Iger.

(sda)

Created: 07.08.2019, 07:49 PM

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