The enterprise value of the 21st Century Fox assets reportedly soon to be acquired by Disney is $67.9 billion, according to updated estimates by Guggenheim Securities media analyst Michael Morris, with regional sports networks accounting for one-third of the total.
While Fox execs have remained coy about the deal prospects, the combination could be announced in a matter of days, Deadline continues to hear.
What would the combined company look like and what exactly would Disney be getting? According to the newest figures from Morris, Fox’s valuable collection of regional sports networks would account for about $22.4 billion in enterprise value.
Next on the value ladder are the international cable networks, at an estimated $13.7 billion, and the TV and film studio, worth $13.3 billion. Bringing up the rear is domestic cable (networks including FX and National Geographic) at $8.7 billion.
Morris said the firm’s ratings on Disney (neutral) and Fox (buy) have not changed. In a note accompanying the sum-of-the-parts analysis, Morris said his price target for Disney reflects “the unique power of the company’s brands, robust content slate and theme park expansion plans in 2019 and beyond.”
After the deal, Fox would be left with a far smaller portfolio worth an estimated $21.3 billion, which would include its broadcast network and local stations, Fox News and fledgling sports networks FS1 and FS2.
On a break-even day for Wall Street thus far, Fox shares gained 1% to $33, while Disney’s slid 1% to $106.
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