Disney+ Keeps Losing Money

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Disney+ Keeps Losing Money

Another media giant is struggling in 2022, with Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) reporting disappointing financial earnings on Tuesday and shares falling 6.83% in after-hours trading.

Financials: Disney reported earnings of 30 cents per share and revenue of $20.15 billion; both were below estimates.

Streaming Pains: While Disney added 12.1 million Disney+ subscribers and 14.6 million total new streaming subscribers for all platforms in the quarter, the average monthly revenue per paid subscriber dropped.

Blame Game: Disney attributed its financial struggles with Disney+ to higher costs for programming, production, marketing, and technology. The absence of Premier Access releases was also a factor.

Park It: Although revenue for Disney Parks increased to $7.4 billion, it was still lower than what analysts hoped for.

Final Thoughts: Disney, which is down 36% this year, said that it expects Disney+ to be profitable by fiscal 2024 if there is no “meaningful shift in the economic climate.” The Disney+ ad-supported tier comes out on December 8.


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Cryptos Plummet Due to Liquidity Crisis

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The price of Bitcoin and other cryptos fell on Tuesday after the cryptocurrency exchange FTX faced a liquidity crunch and had to be acquired by fellow crypto exchange Binance.

Details: A surge in customer withdrawals caused the liquidity crisis at FTX. Most cryptos experienced double-digit percentage drops on Tuesday. The FTX token dropped 73%.

Final Thoughts: The fall of FTX reminded traders about the volatile nature of cryptocurrency and why it is still a risky investment for some investors.

AMC’s Soft Industry-Wide Box Office

Shares of AMC Entertainment (NYSE: AMC) dropped 3.02% in after-hours trading on Tuesday. The company’s earnings were better than expected but had a wider net loss.

Final Thoughts: AMC’s stock is down 78% this year. The company attributed its wider net loss to a “soft industry-wide box office” at one point in the quarter. However, AMC also said that its per-patron metrics for admissions revenue and food and beverage spending were above pre-pandemic levels.

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