Jonathan Isaac of Quilt Investment Management presented his investment thesis on The Walt Disney Company (US: DIS) at Wide-Moat Investing Summit 2021.

Thesis summary:

Disney is juggling numerous disparate and seemingly conflicting interests with their current approach to media. In addition to maintaining multiple streaming platforms, they split ESPN and film releases across old and new media.

Jonathan’s presentation models how Disney might consolidate its film operations and cable channels — including a streaming-only ESPN — into a closed-loop streaming platform in order to achieve attractive scale economics. This would enable Disney to shift its focus towards the monetization of new streaming consumers.

Disney has a long history of growing consumer monetization faster than its consumer base. Existing infrastructure — consumer products, theme parks and resorts, etc. — can be deployed towards growing the Lifetime Customer Value of this new consumer by appealing to their imagination. A successful transition could result in a stock price of ~$425 per share by 2028. A merger with Apple, financed in part by Berkshire Hathaway, is not entirely out of the question.

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About the instructor:

Jonathan Isaac is President and Portfolio Manager of Quilt Investment Management, LLC, a registered investment adviser in Portland, Oregon.

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