13. Pays Dividends
After their profit is calculated, the Walt Disney Company issues dividends to its stockholders. The timing of the payments can vary from year to year, as Disney has made quarterly payments in the past, as well as semi-annual and annual payments. In recent years, the annual dividend issued to stockholders has been anywhere from approximately $0.75 to $1.50 per share. Up until 2013, Disney offered beautiful paper stock certificates to their shareholders that featured Mickey Mouse, Dumbo, Tinker Bell, and other Disney characters on them, as well as a picture of Walt himself. They became a popular gift, with many people buying just one share of stock so that they could hang the certificates in their homes as pieces of art, but Disney has been transitioning to electronic stocks for years and ended the practice of issuing paper stock, much to the dismay of fans. Photo credit Disney
Did any of the ways that Disney spends your money surprise you? If you were an executive with The Walt Disney Company, what would you do with the money you take in?