Reviewing Walt Disney (DIS) & Qurate Retail Inc Series B (QRTEB)

Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Qurate Retail Inc Series B (NASDAQ:QRTEB) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Walt Disney and Qurate Retail Inc Series B’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Walt Disney $59.43 billion 2.76 $12.60 billion $7.08 15.56
Qurate Retail Inc Series B $10.38 billion 0.93 $2.44 billion N/A N/A

Walt Disney has higher revenue and earnings than Qurate Retail Inc Series B.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Walt Disney and Qurate Retail Inc Series B, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Walt Disney 1 3 10 0 2.64
Qurate Retail Inc Series B 0 0 0 0 N/A

Walt Disney presently has a consensus price target of $126.09, suggesting a potential upside of 14.42%. Given Walt Disney’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Walt Disney is more favorable than Qurate Retail Inc Series B.


Walt Disney pays an annual dividend of $1.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Qurate Retail Inc Series B does not pay a dividend. Walt Disney pays out 24.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Walt Disney has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Volatility & Risk

Walt Disney has a beta of 0.96, suggesting that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Qurate Retail Inc Series B has a beta of 1.14, suggesting that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

66.6% of Walt Disney shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Qurate Retail Inc Series B shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Walt Disney shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Walt Disney and Qurate Retail Inc Series B’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Walt Disney 18.46% 20.50% 10.68%
Qurate Retail Inc Series B 9.88% 22.24% 7.84%


Walt Disney beats Qurate Retail Inc Series B on 12 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Walt Disney

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company's Media Networks segment operates cable programming businesses under the ESPN, Disney, and Freeform brands; broadcast businesses, including ABC TV Network and eight owned television stations; and radio businesses. It also produces original live-action and animated television programming to first-run syndication and television markets; and subscription video-on-demand services and in home entertainment formats, as well as operates ESPN+, a direct-to-consumer streaming service providing multi-sports content. Its Parks and Resorts segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and the Disneyland Resort in California. This segment also operates Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii, Disney Vacation Club, Disneyland Paris, Disney Cruise Line, and Adventures by Disney; and manages Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and Shanghai Disney Resort, as well as licenses its intellectual property to a third party for the operations of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan. The company's Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures for distribution in the theatrical, home entertainment, and television markets primarily under the Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Touchstone banners. This segment also produces stage plays and musical recordings; licenses and produces live entertainment events; and provides visual and audio effects, and other post-production services. Its Consumer Products & Interactive Media segment licenses its trade names, characters, and visual and literary properties; develops and publishes mobile games, books, magazines, and comic books; distributes branded merchandise directly through retail, online, and wholesale businesses; offers Website management and design; and develops and distributes online video content. The company was founded in 1923 and is based in Burbank, California.

About Qurate Retail Inc Series B

Qurate Retail, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the video and online commerce industries in North America, Europe, and Asia. It markets and sells various consumer products primarily through live televised shopping programs, Websites, and mobile applications to 374 million households worldwide each day. The company also operates as an online retailer offering women's, children's, and men's apparel; and other products, such as home, beauty, and personalized products through its desktop and mobile Websites, and mobile applications. It also operates, an online invitation and social event planning service on the Web. The company was formerly known as Liberty Interactive Corporation and changed its name to Qurate Retail, Inc. in April 2018. Qurate Retail, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

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