I hope we never lose sight of one thing: it was all started by a mouse. - Walt Disney (October 1954)
Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) stock is up 50 percent since last October's 52 week low of 29.00 dollars a share. The company reports earnings Tuesday, May 8th 2012.
One concern is Disney spent 250 million making John Carter and the film just barely broke even. Though articles like 'John Carter': Despite Losses Its Impact on the Walt Disney Co. Likely Limited make a favorable case.
Dividend vs. Debt
Walt Disney Co. stock has a 0.60 cent per share (1.4%) dividend that is paid once a year. The company announded a dividend increase last year.
Here is a strategy to create a greater yield centered around Walt Disney's stock, dividend and debt.
|Walt Disney Co.||10||43.81||0.60||30|
|Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)||10||28.56||0.84||42|
|Nuveen Equity Premium Income (NYSE:JPZ)||10||11.95||1.08||54|
|Walt Disney Company 4.125% 12/01/2041 (CUSIP 25468PCR5)||2||102.23||3.996%||412.5|
|US Treasury SEC STRIPPED PMT 0.00000% 2/15/2035||1||48.17||3.232%||0|
*Note: US Treasuries are sold in units. 1 unit priced at 48.17 costs 481.70 dollars.
This totals 3,363 dollars (plus 40 dollars commission.) There may be a better opportunity to buy Disney stock this summer as the market contines to fluctuate. However this strategy is about getting the company for a longer term, notice the bond should pay for the stock in 5 years.
In this example let's set Disney and Intel's dividends to reinvest and Nuveen's dividend to pay cash. Though investors hope stocks in excellent companies will rise it is not a given. In this case Disney has gone up considerably in the past 7 months.
|Walt Disney Co.|
Disney has stood the test of time. Their newest film Avengers appears poised to make up for John Carter. We will see if overall quarterly revenue was affected in May 8th's earnings statement.
Intel makes processors that are used to power America. Intel also has worked to power Disney's Pixar Animation studio.
|Nuveen Equity Premium Income|
With a 9% dividend Nuveen Equity Income provides an opportunity to raise the overall yield of this layered position. Nuveen has a quarterly distribution of 0.27 cents per share. This Close Ended Fund trades at an 11% discount to NAV.
Nuveen Equity Premium Income holds 112,686 shares of Disney.
|Walt Disney Company 4.125% 12/01/2041||Disney issued these 30 year bonds in 2011 at historically low rates. The original size of the offering was 600 million dollars. They are rated A2/A.|
|US Treasury SEC STRIPPED PMT 0.00000% 2/15/2035||Add a small position in US Treasuries to balance the portfolio. The 2035 Zero Coupon is priced perfectly for this strategy.|
Lets look at a basic chart for income produced when the bonds mature in 2041. Let's say you use the income to pick up another couple US Treasuries down the line.:
|Walt Disney Co.||10||0.60||29||174|
|Nuveen Equity Income Fund||10||1.08||29||313|
|Walt Disney Company 4.125% 12/01/2041||2||41.25||29||2393 (minus 1,300 to buy new Treasuries) = 1,093|
|US Treasury SEC STRIPPED PMT 0.00000% 2/15/2035||1||3.232%||29||520|
|*US Treasury 0.00000% 2/15/2040||1||3.03%||22||400|
|*US Treasury 0.00000% 2/15/2041||1||3.03%||14||300|
|total bonds:||5||total:||3,044 (3.12% yield)|
Note: This does not account for reinvested dividends since future prices can not be calculated.
This is a conservative estimation. The stocks can gain, or split or spin off, though conversely stocks can experience hard times. Notice the new US Treasuries that you should be able to purchase around 2019 and 2027. (For the sake of the example conservatively they are 600 dollars and 700 dollars for the newest one.)
The Corporate Bonds should return your original 2,000 dollars and the Treasuries should mature and return about 1,780 dollars (480 + 600 + 700). So adding 2,000 +1,780 + 3,044 = 6,824 total. Plus you should still have shares of some great American companies.