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Bob Iger: Disney has great IP, doesn't need more

Walt Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger on Tuesday did not rule out future acquisitions of intellectual property, but said the company currently has a great hand and doesn't need more.

"I don't want to suggest that we're sated or not, but I don't think there are any specific needs right now. There are no holes to fill," he said on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street."

Disney bought Pixar, the animation studio behind the "Toy Story" trilogy, in 2006. Then, it acquired Marvel Comics and its stable of iconic superheroes in 2009, followed by its purchase of the coveted "Star Wars" franchise from George Lucas in 2012.

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The company has "grand plans" for merchandising ahead of the December release of "Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens," the first of six films in the franchise that Disney will produce, Iger said.

"You're talking about the No. 1 franchise in the world in terms of merchandise, and there hasn't been a film release since 2005," he said. "So we've already seen interest in this film starting to generate increased interest in the merchandise."

Disney delivered quarterly earnings and revenue that topped analysts' expectations on Tuesday, helped by increased spending by visitors at its theme parks and higher ad sales and affiliate fees in the company's media networks business.

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Shares of Disney were trading mostly flat at $111.38 on Tuesday. Up to Monday's close, Disney's stock has climbed about 38 percent in the past 12 months. (Click here for the latest share price)

The entertainment giant posted fiscal second quarter earnings of $1.23 per share, up from $1.11 a share in the year-earlier period. Analysts had expected Disney to earn $1.11 per share.

Revenue at theme parks rose 6 percent to $3.76 billion, pushing up the unit's operating income 24 percent, as ticket prices and hotel room rates increased and visitors spent more on food, drinks and merchandise.

Iger played down the effect of lower gasoline prices on consumer spending, saying Disney remains a draw despite short-term economic factors.

"I think clearly over these years, demand for our parks and resorts experience, not just in the U.S., but globally, is increasing," he said.

Total revenue rose 7 percent to $12.46 billion in the second quarter ended March 28. Analysts had expected $12.25 billion in revenue.

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Walt Disney's media networks business, which includes sports powerhouse ESPN, the Disney channels and ABC, reported a 13 percent rise in revenue to $5.81 billion. Higher programming and production costs at ESPN, however, pushed operating income down 2 percent.

The company's movie studio produced the animated super-hero hit "Big Hero 6," but couldn't keep pace with the year-ago quarter, which benefited from box-office phenomenon "Frozen."

"There were some numbers that weren't necessarily comparable," Iger said. "The studio had a great quarter, but last year this quarter we had "Frozen," particularly the video, so that's not a great comparison."

Revenue at the studio dropped 6 percent to $1.69 billion.

The studio is expected to benefit from its newest blockbuster, "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" in the current quarter. The sequel opened with $191.2 million in ticket sales in the United States and Canada—the second-biggest of all time.

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Walt Disney's consumer products division, which contributed about 8 percent to total revenue, reported a 10 percent rise in sales, helped by higher demand for "Frozen" toys and merchandise.

Net income attributable to Walt Disney rose to $2.11 billion, or $1.23 per share, from $1.92 billion, or $1.08 per share.

Reuters contributed to this report.