The Walt Disney Company: Uncertainty Under Iger Is A Sell Signal


  • It is important for any CEO to be able to navigate challenges and maintain the support of the company’s board, employees, and stakeholders.
  • The Walt Disney Company Board’s firing of Bob Chapek was due to nonfinancial reasons. Chapek demonstrated the ability to lead the company to success.
  • Walt Disney is a “sell” due to weak fundamentals and uncertainty around returning CEO Bob Iger, competition, and future financial results.
  • Disney’s financial performance has been highly variable, Iger’s results beat that of Chapek’s overall.
  • Chapek made several mistakes that ultimately contributed to his termination.

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On March 13, 2005, the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company officially announced that Robert Iger, Disney’s president and chief operating officer, would succeed Michael Eisner as the company’s chief executive officer.

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