The Walt Disney Co.(NYSE: DIS) kicked off its 2015 fiscal year with a 9 percent increase in revenue to $13.3 billion, according to its first-quarter report. That includes a 9 percent boost in theme parks business to a record $3.91 billion this year compared to $3.5 billion last year.
A 7 percent boost in domestic theme park attendance and guest spending — including Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort setting all-time attendance highs — and its cruise business helped provide a bump to the company this quarter. International parks didn’t perform as well as domestic parks, but were still quite busy, including increases in attendance, occupied room nights and spending at Disneyland Paris.
The media and theme park empire also reported a 17 percent boost in net income for the first quarter ending Dec. 27 to $3.5 billion, compared to $3.02 billion reported last year.
Theme park operating income reached $805 million, up 20 percent to $671 million reported in the first quarter last fiscal year.
This marks the 15th quarter of year-over-year growth in both revenues and operating income for the company.
“This was yet another incredibly strong quarter for our company, with diluted earnings per share up 23 percent driven by record revenue as well as significant growth in segment operating income. Our results once again reflect the strength of our brands and high-quality content and demonstrate that our proven franchise strategy creates long-term value across all of our businesses,” said Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Co., in a prepared statement.
Here’s a link to Disney’s full first-quarter fiscal 2015 report.