Disney remains 'Most-Admired Media and Entertainment Company' according to Fortune

Feb 01, 2023 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Wednesday February 1, 2023 3:07pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

For the 20th consecutive year, The Walt Disney Company has been recognized as the top-ranked media and entertainment company on Fortune's annual list of the "World's Most Admired Companies." Disney ranked No. 6 overall among the 324 listed companies from across the globe.

Fortune's list was topped by Apple, followed by Amazon and then Microsoft.

Disney earned top marks in a significant number of areas, including innovation; people management; use of corporate assets; social responsibility; quality of management; financial soundness; long-term investment value; quality of products/services; and global competitiveness.

Fortune once again partnered with the global management consulting firm Korn Ferry to identify and rank the "World's Most Admired Companies" in its annual study. To compile the list, Fortune began with 1,500 companies from 52 industries worldwide—the 1,000 largest U.S. companies ranked by revenue, along with non-U.S. companies in Fortune's Global 500 database with revenues of $10 billion or more—and determined the highest-revenue companies in each industry, for a total of 645 in 27 different countries. Korn Ferry then surveyed executives, directors, and analysts from the top companies, asking them to rate enterprises in their respective industries on nine criteria. Korn Ferry also asked 3,760 executives, directors, and securities analysts who had responded to the industry surveys to select the 10 companies they admired most in order to determine Fortune's ranked Top 50.

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Ghost93Feb 06, 2023

While this stock isn't good, at least January has shown it to go on an upward trend. Maybe that's due to the box office success of Avatar: The Way of Water? If Ant-man and the Wasp Quantumania is a hit, that might also further boost Disney stock.

MisterPenguinFeb 03, 2023

I forgot to mention that the list really only has a ranking for the top 50. After that, the 300-some other companies are just listed alphabetically. The ranking past 50 is meaningless except that they didn't make the top 50.

Disney IrishFeb 03, 2023

So lets see where the major companies Disney acquired were on the list the year they got bought: Pixar acquired 2006, Not Ranked Marvel acquired 2009, Not Ranked Lucas Films acquired 2012, Not Ranked 21st Century acquired 2019, 8th in the entertainment industry (basically at the bottom) and never cracked the top 100 overall. And yet Disney has ranked in the top 100 overall for almost as long as the list has been in existence. So yeah buying up the "competition" really helped them.....

SkywiseFeb 03, 2023

Only because they bought up the competition.

MisterPenguinFeb 01, 2023

Entertainment Industry: 6 Walt Disney Entertainment 29 Netflix Entertainment 50+ Comcast Entertainment 50+ Electronic Arts Entertainment 50+ Liberty Media Entertainment 50+ Nintendo Entertainment 50+ Warner Bros. Discovery Entertainment 50+ Warner Music Group Entertainment

MisterPenguinFeb 01, 2023

Top 50... 1 Apple Computers 2 Amazon Internet Services and Retailing 3 Microsoft Computer Software 4 Berkshire Hathaway Insurance: Property and Casualty 5 JPMorgan Chase Megabanks 6 Walt Disney Entertainment 7 Costco Wholesale General Merchandisers 8 Pfizer Pharmaceuticals 9 Alphabet Internet Services and Retailing 10 American Express Consumer Credit Card and Related Services 11 Salesforce Computer Software 12 Delta Air Lines Airlines 13 Walmart General Merchandisers 14 Starbucks Food Services 15 Coca-Cola Beverages 16 Marriott International Hotels, Casinos, and Resorts 17 Nike Apparel 18 FedEx Delivery 19 Goldman Sachs Group Megabanks 20 Home Depot Specialty Retailers 21 Target General Merchandisers 22 Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals 23 Southwest Airlines Airlines 24 Procter & Gamble Soaps and Cosmetics 25 BlackRock Securities and Asset Management 26 USAA Insurance: Property and Casualty 27 Nordstrom General Merchandisers 28 BMW Group Motor Vehicles 29 Netflix Entertainment 30 3M Chemicals 31 Singapore Airlines Airlines 32 Accenture Information Technology Services 33 CVS Health Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services 34 PepsiCo Consumer Food Products 35 UPS Delivery 36 Toyota Motor Motor Vehicles 37 Bank of America Megabanks 38 McDonald's Food Services 39 IBM Information Technology Services 40 Morgan Stanley Megabanks 41 Nestlé Consumer Food Products 42 Samsung Electronics Electronics 43 Danaher Medical Products and Equipment 44 Publix Super Markets Food and Drugstores 45 Nvidia Semiconductors 46 Unilever Soaps and Cosmetics 47 Visa Consumer Credit Card and Related Services 48 Lockheed Martin Aerospace and Defense 49 Lowe's Specialty Retailers 50 Charles Schwab Securities and Asset Management

MinthorneFeb 01, 2023

Can you feel the love tonight?