Form 10-Q

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF

THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the Quarterly Period Ended

July 2, 2011

  Commission File Number 1-11605

LOGO

 

Incorporated in Delaware   I.R.S. Employer Identification
  No. 95-4545390

500 South Buena Vista Street, Burbank, California 91521

(818) 560-1000

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

Yes    X        No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).

Yes    X        No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer”, and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act (Check one).

 

Large accelerated filer     X       Accelerated filer          

Non-accelerated filer (do not check if
smaller reporting company)

              Smaller reporting company          

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act).

Yes            No  X

There were 1,856,004,398 shares of common stock outstanding as of August 2, 2011.


PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1: Financial Statements

THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(unaudited; in millions, except per share data)

 

    Quarter Ended     Nine Months Ended  
    July 2,
2011
    July 3,
2010
    July 2,
2011
    July 3,
2010
 

Revenues

    $     10,675         $     10,002         $     30,468         $     28,321    

Costs and expenses

    (8,229)        (7,723)        (24,554)        (23,116)   

Restructuring and impairment charges

    (34)        (36)        (46)        (212)   

Other income

           43         75         140    

Net interest expense

    (88)        (89)        (266)        (322)   

Equity in the income of investees

    184         139         463         382    
                               

Income before income taxes

    2,508         2,336         6,140         5,193    

Income taxes

    (845)        (831)        (2,133)        (1,846)   
                               

Net income

    1,663         1,505         4,007         3,347    

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

    (187)        (174)        (287)        (219)   
                               

Net income attributable to The Walt Disney Company (Disney)

    $ 1,476         $ 1,331         $ 3,720         $ 3,128    
                               

Earnings per share attributable to Disney:

       

Diluted

    $ 0.77         $ 0.67         $ 1.93         $ 1.60    
                               

Basic

    $ 0.78         $ 0.68         $ 1.97         $ 1.63    
                               

Weighted average number of common and common equivalent shares outstanding:

       

Diluted

    1,912         1,978         1,924         1,951    
                               

Basic

    1,883         1,945         1,891         1,917    
                               

 

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(unaudited; in millions, except per share data)

 

     July 2,
2011
     October 2,
2010
 

ASSETS

     

Current assets

     

Cash and cash equivalents

     $ 3,519          $ 2,722    

Receivables

     6,212          5,784    

Inventories

     1,542          1,442    

Television costs

     693          678    

Deferred income taxes

     1,051          1,018    

Other current assets

     626          581    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total current assets

     13,643          12,225    

Film and television costs

     4,312          4,773    

Investments

     2,505          2,513    

Parks, resorts and other property, at cost

     

Attractions, buildings and equipment

     35,222          32,875    

Accumulated depreciation

     (19,591)         (18,373)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     15,631          14,502    

Projects in progress

     2,440          2,180    

Land

     1,136          1,124    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     19,207          17,806    

Intangible assets, net

     5,094          5,081    

Goodwill

     24,136          24,100    

Other assets

     2,208          2,708    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total assets

     $ 71,105          $ 69,206    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

     

Current liabilities

     

Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities

     $ 5,602          $ 6,109    

Current portion of borrowings

     4,062          2,350    

Unearned royalties and other advances

     3,102          2,541    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     12,766          11,000    

Borrowings

     9,176          10,130    

Deferred income taxes

     2,905          2,630    

Other long-term liabilities

     5,336          6,104    

Commitments and contingencies

     

Disney Shareholders’ equity

     

Preferred stock, $.01 par value

     

Authorized – 100 million shares, Issued – none

     –          –    

Common stock, $.01 par value

     

Authorized – 4.6 billion shares, Issued – 2.7 billion shares

     30,159          28,736    

Retained earnings

     37,288          34,327    

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

     (1,809)         (1,881)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     65,638          61,182    

Treasury stock, at cost 879.8 million shares at July 2, 2011 and 803.1 million shares at October 2, 2010

     (26,692)         (23,663)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Disney Shareholders’ equity

     38,946          37,519    

Noncontrolling interests

     1,976          1,823    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total equity

     40,922          39,342    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total liabilities and equity

     $     71,105          $     69,206    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(unaudited; in millions)

 

     Nine Months Ended  
     July 2,
2011
     July 3,
2010
 

OPERATING ACTIVITIES

     

Net income

     $ 4,007          $ 3,347    

Depreciation and amortization

     1,379          1,279    

Gains on dispositions

     (75)         (118)   

Deferred income taxes

     207          464    

Equity in the income of investees

     (463)         (382)   

Cash distributions received from equity investees

     463          350    

Net change in film and television costs

     216          31    

Equity-based compensation

     353          391    

Impairment charges

     10          126    

Other

     (39)         13    

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

     

Receivables

     (532)         (711)   

Inventories

     (105)         (1)   

Other assets

     59          112    

Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities

     (839)         (319)   

Income taxes

     249          (210)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash provided by operations

     4,890          4,372    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

INVESTING ACTIVITIES

     

Investments in parks, resorts and other property

     (2,561)         (1,313)   

Proceeds from dispositions

     564          170    

Acquisitions

     (172)         (2,280)   

Other

             (40)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash used in investing activities

     (2,167)         (3,463)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

     

Commercial paper borrowings, net

     620          794    

Borrowings

     500          —    

Reduction of borrowings

     (308)         (579)   

Dividends

     (756)         (653)   

Repurchases of common stock

     (3,029)         (1,489)   

Exercise of stock options and other

     941          772    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash used in financing activities

     (2,032)         (1,155)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Impact of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents

     106          (220)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     797          (466)   

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

     2,722          3,417    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

     $     3,519          $     2,951    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EQUITY

(unaudited; in millions)

 

    Quarter Ended  
    July 2, 2011     July 3, 2010  
    Disney
    Shareholders    
    Non-
  controlling  
Interests
    Total
    Equity     
    Disney
  Shareholders  
    Non-
  controlling  
Interests
    Total
    Equity     
 

Beginning Balance

    $ 38,650         $ 1,662        $ 40,312         $ 37,480         $ 1,489         $ 38,969    

Net income

    1,476         187        1,663         1,331         174         1,505    

Other comprehensive income:

           

Market value adjustments for hedges and investments

    (2)               (2)        (22)        —         (22)   

Pension and postretirement medical adjustments

    21                21         31         —         31    

Foreign currency translation and other

           10        19         (43)        (20)        (63)   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income

    28         10        38         (34)        (20)        (54)   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

    1,504         197        1,701         1,297         154         1,451    

Equity compensation activity

    211                211         436         —         436    

Common stock repurchases

    (1,427)               (1,427)        (1,249)        —         (1,249)   

Distributions and other

           117        125         (5)        (1)        (6)   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Ending Balance

    $     38,946         $     1,976        $     40,922         $     37,959         $     1,642         $   39,601    
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EQUITY (cont’d)

(unaudited; in millions)

 

    Nine Months Ended  
    July 2, 2011     July 3, 2010  
    Disney
    Shareholders    
    Non-
  controlling  
Interests
    Total
    Equity     
    Disney
    Shareholders    
    Non-
  controlling  
Interests
    Total
    Equity    
 

Beginning Balance

    $ 37,519         $ 1,823         $ 39,342         $ 33,734         $ 1,691         $ 35,425    

Net income

    3,720         287         4,007         3,128         219         3,347    

Other comprehensive income:

           

Market value adjustments for hedges and investments

    (56)        —         (56)        (2)        —         (2)   

Pension and postretirement medical adjustments

    99         —         99         121         —         121    

Foreign currency translation and other

    29         18         47         (68)        (34)        (102)   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income

    72         18         90         51         (34)        17    
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

    3,792         305         4,097         3,179         185         3,364    

Equity compensation activity

    1,413         —         1,413         1,306         —         1,306    

Dividends

    (756)        —         (756)        (653)        —         (653)   

Common stock repurchases

    (3,029)        —         (3,029)        (1,489)        —         (1,489)   

Acquisition of Marvel

    —         —         —         1,887         90         1,977    

Distributions and other

           (152)        (145)        (5)        (324)        (329)   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Ending Balance

    $     38,946         $     1,976             $ 40,922         $     37,959         $     1,642         $   39,601    
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

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THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(unaudited; tabular dollars in millions, except for per share data)

 

1.   Principles of Consolidation

These Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP) for interim financial information and the instructions to Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. We believe that we have included all normal recurring adjustments necessary for a fair statement of the results for the interim period. Operating results for the quarter and nine months ended July 2, 2011 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending October 1, 2011. Certain reclassifications have been made in the prior year financial statements to conform to the current year presentation.

These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s 2010 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

In December 1999, DVD Financing, Inc. (DFI), a subsidiary of Disney Vacation Development, Inc. and an indirect subsidiary of the Company, completed a receivables sale transaction that established a facility that permitted DFI to sell receivables arising from the sale of vacation club memberships on a periodic basis. In connection with this facility, DFI prepares separate financial statements, although its separate assets and liabilities are also consolidated in these financial statements. DFI’s ability to sell new receivables under this facility ended on December 4, 2008. (See Note 13 for further discussion of this facility)

The Company enters into relationships or investments with other entities, and in certain instances, the entity in which the Company has a relationship or investment may qualify as a variable interest entity (“VIE”). A VIE is consolidated in the financial statements if the Company has the power to direct activities that most significantly impact the economic performance of the VIE and has the obligation to absorb losses or the right to receive benefits from the VIE that could potentially be significant to the VIE. Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and Shanghai Disney Resort are VIEs, and given the nature of the Company’s relationships with these entities, which include management agreements, the Company has consolidated Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and Shanghai Disney Resort in its financial statements.

The terms “Company,” “we,” “us,” and “our” are used in this report to refer collectively to the parent company and the subsidiaries through which our various businesses are actually conducted.

 

2.   Segment Information

The operating segments reported below are the segments of the Company for which separate financial information is available and for which segment results are evaluated regularly by the Chief Executive Officer in deciding how to allocate resources and in assessing performance. The Company reports the performance of its operating segments including equity in the income of investees, which consists primarily of cable businesses included in the Media Networks segment.

Beginning with the first quarter of fiscal 2011, the Company made changes to certain transfer pricing arrangements between its business units. The most significant change was to the allocation of home video revenue and distribution costs between the Media Networks and Studio Entertainment segments for home video titles produced by the Media Networks segment and distributed by the Studio Entertainment segment. These changes will generally result in higher revenues, expenses and operating income at our Media Networks segment with offsetting declines at our Studio Entertainment segment.

 

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THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(unaudited; tabular dollars in millions, except for per share data)

 

     Quarter Ended      Nine Months Ended  
     July 2,
2011
     July 3,
2010
     July 2,
2011
     July 3,
2010
 

Revenues(1):

           

Media Networks

    $ 4,949         $ 4,729         $ 13,916         $ 12,748    

Parks and Resorts

     3,170          2,831          8,668          7,942    

Studio Entertainment

     1,620          1,639          4,892          5,110    

Consumer Products

     685          606          2,233          1,948    

Interactive Media

     251          197          759          573    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
    $     10,675         $     10,002         $     30,468         $     28,321    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Segment operating income (loss) (1):

           

Media Networks

    $ 2,094         $ 1,885         $ 4,684         $ 3,915    

Parks and Resorts

     519          477          1,132          1,002    

Studio Entertainment

     49          123          501          589    

Consumer Products

     155          117          609          493    

Interactive Media

     (86)         (65)         (214)         (130)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
    $ 2,731         $ 2,537         $ 6,712         $ 5,869    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(1) 

Studio Entertainment segment revenues and operating income include an allocation of Consumer Products and Interactive Media revenues which is meant to reflect royalties on sales of merchandise based on certain Studio film properties. The increase/(decrease) related to these allocations on segment revenues and operating income as reported in the above table are as follows:

 

     Quarter Ended      Nine Months Ended  
         July 2, 2011              July 3, 2010              July 2, 2011              July 3, 2010      

Studio Entertainment

    $ 77         $ 51         $ 195         $ 136    

Consumer Products

     (76)         (50)         (192)         (129)   

Interactive Media

     (1)         (1)         (3)         (7)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
    $ —         $ —         $        $ —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

A reconciliation of segment operating income to income before income taxes is as follows:

 

     Quarter Ended      Nine Months Ended  
     July 2,
2011
     July 3,
2010
     July 2,
2011
     July 3,
2010
 

Segment operating income

     $ 2,731          $ 2,537          $ 6,712          $ 5,869    

Corporate and unallocated shared expenses

     (101)         (119)         (335)         (282)   

Restructuring and impairment charges

     (34)         (36)         (46)         (212)   

Other income

     —          43          75          140    

Net interest expense

     (88)         (89)         (266)         (322)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

     $     2,508          $     2,336          $     6,140          $     5,193    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(unaudited; tabular dollars in millions, except for per share data)

 

3.   Acquisitions

UTV

On May 9, 2008, the Company acquired a 24% interest (bringing its undiluted interest to 37%) in UTV Software Communications Limited (UTV), a media company headquartered and publicly traded in India, for approximately $197 million. In accordance with Indian securities regulations, the Company was required to make an open tender offer to purchase up to an additional 23% of UTV’s publicly traded voting shares for a price equivalent to the May 9th, 2008 Indian rupee purchase price. In November 2008, the Company completed the open offer and acquired an incremental 23% of UTV’s voting shares for approximately $138 million bringing its undiluted interest to 60%. UTV’s founder has a four-year option which expires in November 2012 to buy all or a portion of the shares acquired by the Company during the open-offer period at a price no less than the Company’s open-offer price. The Company does not have the right to vote the shares subject to the option until the expiration of the option and accordingly the Company’s ownership interest in voting shares is 48%. In January 2010, UTV issued additional shares in exchange for the outstanding noncontrolling interest of one of its subsidiaries diluting the Company’s direct interest in UTV to 50% (39% voting interest).

On July 25, 2011, the UTV board of directors approved a proposal submitted by the Company to acquire the publicly held shares of UTV through a delisting offer process. This process is governed by Indian law and will, if completed, involve an offer by the Company to acquire shares publicly traded on the Indian stock exchanges at a price determined through the offer process. The final offer price is subject to the Company’s acceptance and is limited in the Company’s proposal to 1,000 Indian rupees per share. The Company’s proposal also contemplates the purchase of all shares held by the founder of UTV, which constitute 20% of UTV, at the final offer price. The founder’s shares along with the publicly held shares, constitute all the UTV shares that the Company does not currently own. The transaction is subject to, among other things, Indian regulatory approval, UTV shareholder approval and a price per share that is acceptable to the Company through the delisting offer process. If completed, the Company’s interest in UTV would increase to at least 90% and result in a delisting of UTV’s shares.

Playdom

On August 27, 2010, the Company acquired Playdom, Inc. (Playdom), a company that develops online social games. This acquisition is designed to strengthen the Company’s digital gaming portfolio and provide access to a new customer base. Total consideration was approximately $563 million, subject to certain conditions and adjustments, of which approximately $108 million will be paid subject to vesting conditions and recognized as post-close compensation expense. Additional consideration of up to $200 million may be paid if Playdom achieves predefined revenue and earnings targets for calendar year 2012. The Company has recognized the fair value (determined by a probability weighting of the potential payouts) of the additional consideration as a liability and subsequent changes in the estimate of fair value, up to the ultimate amount paid, will be recognized in earnings.

The Company is in the process of finalizing the valuation of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed.

Goodwill

The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill for the nine months ended July 2, 2011, are as follows:

 

     Media
Networks
       Parks and  
Resorts
     Studio
  Entertainment  
     Consumer
Products
       Interactive  
Media
     Total  

Balance at Oct. 2, 2010

    $ 15,737         $ 171        $ 5,268        $ 1,805         $ 1,119        $ 24,100    

Acquisitions

                             —          10         13    

Disposition

     (17)                         —                  (17)   

Other, net

                     7         (8)         38         40    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balance at July 2, 2011

    $     15,726         $     171        $     5,275        $     1,797         $     1,167        $     24,136    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The carrying amount of goodwill at July 2, 2011 and October 2, 2010 includes accumulated impairments of $29 million at Interactive Media.

The Disney Store Japan

On March 31, 2010, the Company acquired all of the outstanding shares of Retail Networks Company Limited (The Disney Store Japan) in exchange for a $17 million note. At the time of the acquisition, The Disney Store Japan had a cash balance of $13 million. In connection with the acquisition, the Company recognized a $22 million non-cash gain from the deemed termination of the existing licensing arrangement. The gain is reported in “Other income” in the fiscal 2010 Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(unaudited; tabular dollars in millions, except for per share data)

 

4.   Dispositions

Miramax

On December 3, 2010, the Company sold Miramax Film NY, LLC (Miramax) for $663 million. Net proceeds which reflect closing adjustments, the settlement of related claims and obligations and Miramax’s cash balance at closing were $532 million, resulting in a pre-tax gain of $64 million, which is reported in “Other income” in the fiscal 2011 Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income. The book value of Miramax included $217 million of allocated goodwill that is not deductible for tax purposes. Accordingly, tax expense recorded in connection with the transaction was approximately $103 million resulting in a loss of $39 million after tax.

Other Dispositions

On May 12, 2010, the Company sold the rights and assets related to the Power Rangers property for $65 million, resulting in a pre-tax gain of $43 million reported in “Other income” in the fiscal 2010 Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.

On January 27, 2010, the Company sold its investment in a pay television service in Europe for $78 million, resulting in a pre-tax gain of $48 million reported in “Other income” in the fiscal 2010 Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income.

On November 25, 2009, the Company sold its investment in a television service in Europe for $37 million, resulting in a pre-tax gain of $27 million reported in “Other income” in the fiscal 2010 Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income.

 

5.   Borrowings

During the nine months ended July 2, 2011, the Company’s borrowing activity was as follows:

 

     October 2,
2010
     Additions      Payments      Other
Activity
     July 2,
2011
 

Commercial paper borrowings

       $ 1,190           $ 620           $ —             $ —             $ 1,810   

U.S. medium-term notes

     6,815         500         —           3           7,318   

European medium-term notes

     273                 (168)          (18)          87   

Other foreign currency denominated debt

     965                 —           46           1,011   

Other (1)

     651                 (34)          (84)          533   

Disneyland Paris borrowings (2)

     2,113                 (129)          144           2,128   

Hong Kong Disneyland borrowings (3)

     473                 —           (122)          351   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

       $     12,480           $     1,120           $     (331)            $     (31)            $   13,238   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(1) 

The other activity is primarily market value adjustments for debt with qualifying hedges.

(2) 

The other activity is primarily the impact of foreign currency translation as a result of the weakening of the U.S. dollar against the Euro.

(3)

The other activity is due to the conversion of a portion of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s (HKSAR) loan to equity pursuant to a capital realignment and expansion plan.

In February 2011, the Company entered into a new four-year $2.25 billion bank facility with a syndicate of lenders. This facility, in combination with an existing $2.25 billion bank facility that matures in 2013, is used to support commercial paper borrowings. The new bank facility allows the Company to issue up to $800 million of letters of credit, which if utilized, reduces available borrowings under this facility. As of July 2, 2011, $101 million of letters of credit had been issued under this facility. These bank facilities allow for borrowings at LIBOR-based rates plus a spread, which depends on the Company’s public debt rating and can range from 0.33% to 4.50%.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(unaudited; tabular dollars in millions, except for per share data)

 

6.   International Theme Park Investments

The Company has a 51% effective ownership interest in the operations of Disneyland Paris, a 47% ownership interest in the operations of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and a 43% ownership interest in the operations of Shanghai Disney Resort, all of which are consolidated in the Company’s financial statements.

The following table presents summarized balance sheet information for the Company as of July 2, 2011, reflecting the impact of consolidating the balance sheets of Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and Shanghai Disney Resort.

 

         Before International    
Theme  Parks
Consolidation
     International
    Theme Parks and    
Adjustments
         Total      

Cash and cash equivalents

    $ 2,813        $ 706         $ 3,519   

Other current assets

     9,838         286          10,124   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total current assets

     12,651         992          13,643   

Investments

     3,774         (1,269)         2,505   

Fixed assets

     14,794         4,413          19,207   

Other assets

     35,623         127          35,750   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total assets

    $ 66,842        $ 4,263         $ 71,105   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Current portion of borrowings

    $ 3,850        $ 212         $ 4,062   

Other current liabilities

     8,072         632          8,704   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     11,922         844          12,766   

Borrowings

     6,909         2,267          9,176   

Deferred income taxes and other long-term liabilities

     8,082         159          8,241   

Equity

     39,929         993          40,922   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total liabilities and equity

    $     66,842        $     4,263         $     71,105   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The following table presents summarized income statement information of the Company for the nine months ended July 2, 2011, reflecting the impact of consolidating the income statements of Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and Shanghai Disney Resort.

 

         Before International    
Theme  Parks
Consolidation
     International
    Theme Parks and    
Adjustments
         Total      

Revenues

    $ 28,924         $     1,544         $     30,468    

Cost and expenses

     (22,987)         (1,567)         (24,554)   

Restructuring and impairment charges

     (46)         —          (46)   

Other income

     75          —          75    

Net interest expense

     (191)         (75)         (266)   

Equity in the income of investees

     414          49          463    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

     6,189          (49)         6,140    

Income taxes

     (2,129)         (4)         (2,133)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income

    $     4,060         $ (53)        $ 4,007    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(unaudited; tabular dollars in millions, except for per share data)

 

The following table presents summarized cash flow statement information of the Company for the nine months ended July 2, 2011, reflecting the impact of consolidating the cash flow statements of Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and Shanghai Disney Resort.

 

       Before International  
Theme Parks
Consolidation
         International    
Theme Parks

and
Adjustments
     Total  

Cash provided by operations

    $ 4,812         $ 78         $     4,890    

Investments in parks, resorts and other property

     (2,351)         (210)         (2,561)   

Cash provided by other investing activities

     195          199          394    

Cash used in financing activities

     (1,984)         (48)         (2,032)   

Impact of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents

     76          30          106    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Increase in cash and cash equivalents

     748          49          797    

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

     2,065          657          2,722    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

    $ 2,813         $     706         $ 3,519    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

On April 8, 2011, the Company and its partner in China announced that the Chinese central government in Beijing had approved an agreement to build and operate a Disney resort in the Pudong district of Shanghai (Shanghai Disney Resort) that is operated through a joint venture between the Company and its Chinese partner. Shanghai Disney Resort is scheduled to open in approximately five years. There will be a phased investment in the project totaling approximately $3.7 billion over the construction period (24.5 billion yuan) to build the theme park and an additional $0.7 billion (4.5 billion yuan) to build other properties for the resort, including two hotels and a retail, dining and entertainment area. The Company will finance 43% of the initial investment in accordance with its equity ownership percentage. The Company consolidates Shanghai Disney Resort for financial statement reporting purposes due to the Company’s involvement in the management of the resort.

 

7.   Pension and Other Benefit Programs

The components of net periodic benefit cost are as follows:

 

     Pension Plans      Postretirement Medical Plans  
     Quarter Ended      Nine Months Ended      Quarter Ended      Nine Months Ended  
     July 2,
2011
     July 3,
2010
     July 2,
2011
     July 3,
2010
     July 2,
2011
     July 3,
2010
     July 2,
2011
     July 3,
2010
 

Service cost

     $ 73          $ 66          $ 220          $ 198          $         $         $ 14          $ 16    

Interest cost

     104          99          311          297          17          17          50          52    

Expected return on plan assets

     (111)         (104)         (331)         (311)         (6)         (6)         (18)         (19)   

Amortization of prior year service costs

                     10          10          —          —          (1)         (1)   

Recognized net actuarial loss

     57          39          171          116                                    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net periodic benefit cost

     $     126          $     103          $     381          $     310          $     17          $     18          $     51          $     53    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(unaudited; tabular dollars in millions, except for per share data)

 

During the nine months ended July 2, 2011, the Company made contributions to its pension and postretirement medical plans totaling $925 million, which included discretionary contributions above the minimum requirements. The Company does not anticipate making any material contributions to its pension and postretirement medical plans during the remainder of fiscal 2011.

 

8.   Earnings Per Share

Diluted earnings per share amounts are based upon the weighted average number of common and common equivalent shares outstanding during the period and are calculated using the treasury stock method for equity-based compensation awards (Awards). A reconciliation of the weighted average number of common and common equivalent shares outstanding and the number of Awards excluded from the diluted earnings per share calculation, as they were anti-dilutive, are as follows:

 

     Quarter Ended      Nine Months Ended  
         July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
         July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
 

Shares (in millions):

           

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding (basic)

     1,883         1,945         1,891         1,917   

Weighted average dilutive impact of Awards

     29         33         33         34   
                                   

Weighted average number of common and common equivalent shares outstanding (diluted)

     1,912         1,978         1,924         1,951   
                                   

Awards excluded from diluted earnings per share

     10         14         7         39   
                                   

 

9.   Equity

On December 1, 2010, the Company declared a $0.40 per share dividend ($756 million) related to fiscal 2010 for shareholders of record on December 13, 2010, which was paid on January 18, 2011. The Company paid a $0.35 per share dividend ($653 million) during the second quarter of fiscal 2010 related to fiscal 2009.

During the nine months ended July 2, 2011, the Company repurchased 77 million shares of its common stock for approximately $3.0 billion. On March 22, 2011, the Company’s Board of Directors increased the amount of shares that can be repurchased to 400 million shares as of that date. As of July 2, 2011, the Company had remaining authorization in place to repurchase approximately 363 million additional shares. The repurchase program does not have an expiration date.

The Company received proceeds of $1.1 billion and $1.1 billion from the exercise of 41 million and 43 million employee stock options during the nine months ended July 2, 2011 and July 3, 2010, respectively.

The par value of the Company’s outstanding common stock totaled approximately $27 million.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(unaudited; tabular dollars in millions, except for per share data)

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax, is as follows:

 

         July 2,    
2011
         October 2,    
2010
 

Market value adjustments for investments and hedges

     $ (151)         $ (95)   

Foreign currency translation and other

     109          80    

Unrecognized pension and postretirement medical expense

     (1,767)         (1,866)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (1)

     $ (1,809)         $ (1,881)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

  (1) 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) and components of other comprehensive income (loss) are recorded net of tax using a 37% estimated tax rate

 

10.   Equity-Based Compensation

The amount of compensation expense related to stock options, stock appreciation rights and restricted stock units (RSUs) is as follows:

 

     Quarter Ended      Nine Months Ended  
         July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
         July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
 

Stock options/rights

     $ 31         $ 49         $ 131         $ 171   

RSUs

     76         70         232         220   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total equity-based compensation expense

     $     107         $     119         $     363         $     391   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Unrecognized compensation cost related to unvested stock options/rights and RSUs totaled approximately $231 million and $703 million, respectively, as of July 2, 2011.

In January 2011, the Company made equity compensation grants, which included its regular annual grant, consisting of 10.4 million stock options and 12.5 million RSUs, of which 0.4 million RSUs included market and/or performance conditions.

In March 2011, shareholders of the Company approved the 2011 Stock Incentive Plan, which increased the number of shares authorized to be awarded as grants by 64 million shares.

The weighted average grant date fair values of options issued during the nine months ended July 2, 2011, and July 3, 2010, were $10.97 and $9.42, respectively.

 

11.   Commitments and Contingencies

Legal Matters

Celador International Ltd. v. The Walt Disney Company. On May 19, 2004, an affiliate of the creator and licensor of the television program, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” filed an action against the Company and certain of its subsidiaries, including American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. and Buena Vista Television, LLC, alleging it was damaged by defendants improperly engaging in certain intra-company transactions and charging merchandise distribution expenses, resulting in an underpayment to the plaintiff. On July 7, 2010, the jury returned a verdict for breach of contract against certain subsidiaries of the Company, awarding plaintiff damages of $269 million. The Company has stipulated with the plaintiff to an award of prejudgment interest of $50 million, which amount will be reduced prorata should the Court of Appeals reduce the damages amount. On December 21, 2010, the Company’s alternative motions for a new trial and for judgment as a matter of law were denied. Although we cannot predict the ultimate outcome of this lawsuit, the Company believes the jury’s verdict is in error and

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(unaudited; tabular dollars in millions, except for per share data)

 

intends to vigorously pursue its position on appeal, notice of which was filed by the Company on January 14, 2011. On or about January 28, 2011, plaintiff filed a notice of cross-appeal. The Company has determined that it does not have a probable loss under the applicable accounting standard relating to probability of loss for recording a reserve with respect to this litigation and therefore has not recorded a reserve.

The Company, together with, in some instances, certain of its directors and officers, is a defendant or codefendant in various other legal actions involving copyright, breach of contract and various other claims incident to the conduct of its businesses. Management does not expect the Company to suffer any material liability by reason of these actions.

Contractual Guarantees

The Company has guaranteed bond issuances by the Anaheim Public Authority that were used by the City of Anaheim to finance construction of infrastructure and a public parking facility adjacent to the Disneyland Resort. Revenues from sales, occupancy and property taxes from the Disneyland Resort and non-Disney hotels are used by the City of Anaheim to repay the bonds. In the event of a debt service shortfall, the Company will be responsible to fund the shortfall. As of July 2, 2011, the remaining debt service obligation guaranteed by the Company was $362 million, of which $90 million was principal. To the extent that tax revenues exceed the debt service payments in subsequent periods, the Company would be reimbursed for any previously funded shortfalls. To date, tax revenues have exceeded the debt service payments for these bonds.

ESPN STAR Sports, a joint venture in which ESPN owns a 50% equity interest, has an agreement for global programming rights to International Cricket Council events from 2007 through 2015. Under the terms of the agreement, ESPN and the other joint-venture partner have jointly guaranteed the programming rights obligation of approximately $0.7 billion over the remaining term of the agreement.

Long-Term Receivables and the Allowance for Credit Losses

The Company has accounts receivable with original maturities greater than one year in duration principally related to the Company’s sales of program rights in the television syndication markets within the Media Networks segment and vacation ownership units within the Parks and Resorts segment.

The Company estimates the allowance for credit losses related to receivables for the sale of syndicated programming based upon a number of factors, including historical experience, and an ongoing review of the financial condition of individual companies with which we do business. The balance of syndication receivables recorded in other non-current assets was approximately $0.7 billion, net of an immaterial allowance for credit losses as of July 2, 2011. Activity in the current period related to the allowance for credit losses was also not material.

The Company estimates the allowance for credit losses related to receivables for sales of its vacation ownership units based primarily on historical collection experience. Projections of uncollectible amounts are also based on consideration of the economic environment and the age of receivables. The balance of mortgage receivables recorded in other non-current assets was approximately $0.5 billion, net of a related allowance for credit losses of approximately 6%, as of July 2, 2011. The activity in the period related to the allowance for credit losses was not material.

Income Taxes

As of the beginning of fiscal year 2011, the Company had gross unrecognized tax benefits, excluding the related accrual for interest, of $680 million. During the nine months ended July 2, 2011, the Company settled certain tax matters and as a result reduced its unrecognized tax benefits by $52 million, excluding interest of $31 million.

 

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THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(unaudited; tabular dollars in millions, except for per share data)

 

In the next twelve months, it is reasonably possible that our unrecognized tax benefits could change due to resolutions of certain open tax matters which would reduce our unrecognized tax benefits by $43 million.

 

12.   New Accounting Pronouncements

Revenue Arrangements with Multiple Deliverables

In October 2009, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued guidance on revenue arrangements with multiple deliverables effective for the Company’s 2011 fiscal year. The guidance revises the criteria for separating, measuring, and allocating arrangement consideration to each deliverable in a multiple element arrangement. The guidance requires companies to allocate revenue using the relative selling price of each deliverable, which must be estimated if the Company does not have a history of selling the deliverable on a stand-alone basis or third-party evidence of selling price. The Company adopted the provisions of this guidance at the beginning of fiscal year 2011, and the adoption did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial statements.

Transfers and Servicing of Financial Assets

In June 2009, the FASB issued guidance on transfers and servicing of financial assets to eliminate the concept of a qualifying special-purpose entity, change the requirements for off balance sheet accounting for financial assets including limiting the circumstances where off balance sheet treatment for a portion of a financial asset is allowable, and require additional disclosures. The Company adopted the provisions of this guidance at the beginning of fiscal year 2011, and the adoption did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial statements.

Variable Interest Entities

In June 2009, the FASB issued guidance to revise the approach to determine when a variable interest entity (VIE) should be consolidated. The new consolidation model for VIEs considers whether an entity has the power to direct the activities that most significantly impact a VIE’s economic performance and shares in the significant risks and rewards of the VIE. The guidance on VIE’s requires companies to continually reassess VIEs to determine if consolidation is appropriate and requires additional disclosures. The Company adopted the provisions of this guidance at the beginning of fiscal year 2011, and the adoption did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial statements.

 

13.   Fair Value Measurements

Fair value is defined as the amount that would be received for selling an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants. Assets and liabilities carried at fair value are classified in the following three categories:

 

   

Level 1 - Quoted prices for identical instruments in active markets

 

   

Level 2 – Quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets; quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active; and model-derived valuations in which all significant inputs and significant value drivers are observable in active markets

 

   

Level 3 – Valuations derived from valuation techniques in which one or more significant inputs are unobservable

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(unaudited; tabular dollars in millions, except for per share data)

 

The Company’s assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis are summarized by level in the following tables:

 

     Fair Value Measurement at July 2, 2011  
         Level 1              Level 2              Level 3              Total      

Assets

           

Investments

     $ 195         $ 26          $ —          $ 221    

Derivatives (1)

           

Interest rate

             170          —          170    

Foreign exchange

             363          —          363    

Other derivatives

                     —            

Residual Interests

             —          42          42    

Liabilities

           

Derivatives (1)

           

Interest rate

             (16)         —          (16)   

Foreign exchange

             (431)         —          (431)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     $     195         $ 115          $ 42          $ 352    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
     Fair Value Measurements at October 2, 2010  
     Level 1      Level 2      Level 3      Total  

Assets

           

Investments

     $ 42         $ 42          $         $ 86    

Derivatives (1)

           

Interest rate

             231          —          231    

Foreign exchange

             404          —          404    

Residual Interests

             —          54          54    

Liabilities

           

Derivatives (1)

           

Interest rate

             (22)         —          (22)   

Foreign exchange

             (490)         —          (490)   

Other

             —          (1)         (1)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     $ 42         $ 165          $ 55          $ 262    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

  (1) 

The Company has master netting arrangements with counterparties to certain derivative contracts. Contracts in a liability position totaling $141 million and $206 million have been netted against contracts in an asset position in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet at July 2, 2011 and October 2, 2010, respectively.

The fair value of Level 2 investments is primarily determined by reference to market prices based on recent trading activity and other relevant information including pricing for similar securities as determined by third-party pricing services.

The fair values of Level 2 derivatives, which consist primarily of interest rate and foreign currency financial instrument contracts, are primarily determined based on the present value of future cash flows using internal models that use observable inputs, such as interest rates, yield curves and foreign currency exchange rates. Counterparty credit risk, which is mitigated by master netting agreements and collateral posting arrangements with certain counterparties, did not have a material impact on derivative fair value estimates.

Level 3 residual interests consist of our residual interests in securitized vacation ownership mortgage receivables and are valued using a discounted cash flow model that considers estimated interest rates, discount rates, prepayments, and defaults. There were no material changes in the residual interests in the first nine months of fiscal 2011.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(unaudited; tabular dollars in millions, except for per share data)

 

The Company also has assets and liabilities that are required to be recorded at fair value on a non-recurring basis when certain circumstances occur. During the nine months ended July 2, 2011 and July 3, 2010, the Company recorded impairment charges of $43 million and $147 million, respectively, on film productions, of which $20 million and $111 million were recorded in the current and prior-year third quarters, respectively. These impairment charges are reported in “Costs and expenses” in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income. The film impairment charges compared our estimated fair value using discounted cash flows to the unamortized cost of the films. The discounted cash flow analysis is a level 3 valuation technique. The aggregate carrying values of the films were $94 million and $420 million prior to the impairment charges for the nine months ended July 2, 2011 and July 3, 2010, respectively.

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

In addition to the financial instruments listed above, the Company’s financial instruments also include cash, cash equivalents, receivables, accounts payable and borrowings.

The fair values of cash, cash equivalents, receivables, and accounts payable approximated the carrying values. The estimated fair values of the Company’s total borrowings (current and noncurrent), primarily determined based on broker quotes, quoted market prices and/or interest rates for the same or similar instruments are $13.2 billion and $13.7 billion at July 2, 2011 and October 2, 2010, respectively.

Transfers of Financial Assets

The Company previously sold mortgage receivables arising from sales of its vacation ownership units under a facility that expired on December 4, 2008. The Company continues to service the sold receivables and has a residual interest in those receivables. As of July 2, 2011, the remaining outstanding principal amount for sold mortgage receivables was $253 million, and the carrying value of the Company’s residual interest, which is recorded in other long-term assets, was $42 million.

The Company repurchases defaulted mortgage receivables at their outstanding balance. The Company did not make material repurchases in the nine months ended July 2, 2011 or July 3, 2010. The Company generally has been able to sell the repurchased vacation ownership units for amounts that exceed the amounts at which they were repurchased.

The Company also provides credit support for up to 70% of the outstanding balance of the sold mortgage receivables which the mortgage receivable acquirer may draw on in the event of losses under the facility. The Company maintains a reserve for estimated credit losses related to these receivables.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(unaudited; tabular dollars in millions, except for per share data)

 

14.   Derivative Instruments

The Company manages its exposure to various risks relating to its ongoing business operations according to a risk management policy. The primary risks managed with derivative instruments are interest rate risk and foreign exchange risk.

The following table summarizes the fair value of the Company’s derivative positions as of July 2, 2011:

 

     Other
    Current     
Assets
       Other Assets        Other
Accrued
     Liabilities    
     Other Long-
Term
     Liabilities    
 

Derivatives designated as hedges

           

Foreign exchange

     $ 111          $ 10          $ (232)         $ (125)   

Interest rate

             168          —          —    

Other

             —          —          —    

Derivatives not designated as hedges

           

Foreign exchange

     47          195          (73)         (1)   

Interest rate

     —          —          —          (16)   

Other

             —          —          —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Gross fair value of derivatives

     163          373          (305)         (142)   

Counterparty netting

     (105)         (36)         106          35    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Derivatives (1)

     $ 58          $ 337          $ (199)         $ (107)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The following table summarizes the fair value of the Company’s derivative positions as of October 2, 2010:

 

     Other
    Current     
Assets
       Other Assets        Other
Accrued
     Liabilities    
     Other Long-
Term
     Liabilities    
 

Derivatives designated as hedges

           

Foreign exchange

     $ 78          $ 65          $ (210)         $ (104)   

Interest rate

     13          218          —          —    

Derivatives not designated as hedges

           

Foreign exchange

     80          181          (140)         (36)   

Interest rate

     —          —          —          (22)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Gross fair value of derivatives

     171          464          (350)         (162)   

Counterparty netting

     (121)         (85)         130          76    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Derivatives (1)

     $ 50          $ 379          $ (220)         $ (86)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(1)

Refer to Note 13 for further information on derivative fair values and counterparty netting.

Interest Rate Risk Management

The Company is exposed to the impact of interest rate changes primarily through its borrowing activities. The Company’s objective is to mitigate the impact of interest rate changes on earnings and cash flows and on the market value of its borrowings. In accordance with its policy, the Company targets its fixed-rate debt as a percentage of its net debt between a minimum and maximum percentage. The Company typically uses pay-floating and pay-fixed interest rate swaps to facilitate its interest rate management activities.

 

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THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(unaudited; tabular dollars in millions, except for per share data)

 

The Company designates pay-floating interest rate swaps as fair value hedges of fixed-rate borrowings effectively converting fixed-rate borrowings to variable rate borrowings indexed to LIBOR. As of both July 2, 2011 and October 2, 2010, the total notional amount of the Company’s pay-floating interest rate swaps was $1.4 billion and $1.5 billion, respectively. The following table summarizes adjustments related to fair value hedges included in net interest expense in the Consolidated Statements of Income.

 

    Quarter Ended     Nine Months Ended  
        July 2,    
2011
        July 3,    
2010
        July 2,    
2011
        July 3,    
2010
 

Gain (loss) on interest rate swaps

   $ 16        $ 49        $ (61)       $   

Gain (loss) on hedged borrowings

    (16)        (49)        61         (9)   

The Company may designate pay-fixed interest rate swaps as cash flow hedges of interest payments on floating-rate borrowings. Pay-fixed swaps effectively convert floating-rate borrowings to fixed-rate borrowings. The unrealized gains or losses from these cash flow hedges are deferred in accumulated other comprehensive income (AOCI) and recognized in interest expense as the interest payments occur. The Company did not have pay-fixed interest rate swaps that were designated as cash flow hedges of interest payments at July 2, 2011 nor at October 2, 2010.

Foreign Exchange Risk Management

The Company transacts business globally and is subject to risks associated with changing foreign currency exchange rates. The Company’s objective is to reduce earnings and cash flow fluctuations associated with foreign currency exchange rate changes, enabling management to focus on core business issues and challenges.

The Company enters into option and forward contracts that change in value as foreign currency exchange rates change to protect the value of its existing foreign currency assets, liabilities, firm commitments and forecasted but not firmly committed foreign currency transactions. In accordance with policy, the Company hedges its forecasted foreign currency transactions for periods generally not to exceed four years within an established minimum and maximum range of annual exposure. The gains and losses on these contracts offset changes in the U.S. dollar equivalent value of the related forecasted transaction, asset, liability or firm commitment. The principal currencies hedged are the Euro, Japanese yen, Canadian dollar and British Pound. Cross-currency swaps are used to effectively convert foreign currency-denominated borrowings into U.S. dollar denominated borrowings.

The Company designates foreign exchange forward and option contracts as cash flow hedges of firmly committed and forecasted foreign currency transactions. As of July 2, 2011 and October 2, 2010, the notional amounts of the Company’s net foreign exchange cash flow hedges were $4.0 billion and $2.8 billion, respectively. Mark to market gains and losses on these contracts are deferred in AOCI and are recognized in earnings when the hedged transactions occur, offsetting changes in the value of the foreign currency transactions. Gains and losses recognized related to ineffectiveness for the nine months ended July 2, 2011 and July 3, 2010 were not material. Net deferred losses recorded in AOCI for contracts that will mature in the next twelve months totaled $119 million. The following table summarizes the pre-tax adjustments to AOCI for foreign exchange cash flow hedges.

 

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THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(unaudited; tabular dollars in millions, except for per share data)

 

     Quarter Ended      Nine Months Ended  
         July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
         July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
 

Gain (loss) recorded in AOCI

    $ (114)        $ (20)        $ (249)        $ (27)   

Reclassification of (gains) losses from AOCI into revenues and costs and expenses

     63          (22)         119          12    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net change in AOCI

    $     (51)        $     (42)        $     (130)        $     (15)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Foreign exchange risk management contracts with respect to foreign currency assets and liabilities are not designated as hedges and do not qualify for hedge accounting. The notional amount of these foreign exchange contracts at July 2, 2011 and October 2, 2010 was $3.1 billion and $2.2 billion, respectively. During the quarters ended July 2, 2011 and July 3, 2010, the Company recognized a net loss of $62 million and a net gain of $126 million, respectively, in costs and expenses on these foreign exchange contracts which offset a net gain of $63 million and a net loss of $158 million on the related economic exposures for the three months ended July 2, 2011 and July 3, 2010, respectively. During the nine months ended July 2, 2011 and July 3, 2010, the Company recognized a net loss of $127 million and a net gain of $179 million, respectively, in costs and expenses on these foreign exchange contracts which offset a net gain of $119 million and a net loss of $262 million on the related economic exposures for the nine months ended July 2, 2011 and July 3, 2010, respectively.

Commodity Price Risk Management

The Company is subject to the volatility of commodities prices and designates certain commodity forward contracts as cash flow hedges of forecasted commodity purchases. Mark to market gains and losses on these contracts are deferred in AOCI and are recognized in earnings when the hedged transactions occur, offsetting changes in the value of commodity purchases. The fair value of the commodity hedging contracts was not material at July 2, 2011 nor at October 2, 2010.

Risk Management – Derivatives Not Designated as Hedges

The Company enters into certain other risk management contracts that are not designated as hedges and do not quality for hedge accounting. These contracts, which include pay fixed interest rate swaps and commodity swap contracts, are intended to offset economic exposures of the Company and are carried at market value with any changes in value recorded in earnings.

The notional amounts of these contracts at July 2, 2011 and October 2, 2010 were $192 million and $218 million, respectively. For the quarter and nine months ended July 2, 2011 and July 3, 2010, the gains and losses on these contracts recognized in income were not material.

Contingent Features

The Company’s derivative financial instruments may require the Company to post collateral in the event that a net liability position with a counterparty exceeds limits defined by contract and that vary with Disney’s credit rating. If the Company’s credit ratings were to fall below investment grade, such counterparties would also have the right to terminate our derivative contracts, which could lead to a net payment to or from the Company for the aggregate net value by counterparty of our derivative contracts. The aggregate fair value of derivative instruments with credit-risk-related contingent features in a net liability position by counterparty were $307 million and $306 million on July 2, 2011 and October 2, 2010, respectively.

 

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THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(unaudited; tabular dollars in millions, except for per share data)

 

15.   Restructuring and Impairment Charges

In the current nine months, the Company recorded $46 million of restructuring and impairment charges, of which $34 million were recorded in the current quarter, reflecting severance and facilities costs related to organizational and cost structure initiatives primarily at the Studio Entertainment and Interactive Media segments.

In the prior-year nine months, the Company recorded $212 million of restructuring and impairment charges related to organizational and costs structure initiatives primarily at our Studio Entertainment and Media Networks segments. Impairment charges were $126 million, of which $30 million were recorded in the prior-year third quarter, and consisted of write-offs of capitalized costs primarily related to abandoned film projects, the closure of a studio production facility and the closure of five ESPN Zone locations. Restructuring charges were $86 million, of which $6 million were recorded in the prior-year third quarter, and primarily reflected severance costs.

 

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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF

FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Item 2: Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

ORGANIZATION OF INFORMATION

Management’s Discussion and Analysis provides a narrative of the Company’s financial performance and condition that should be read in conjunction with the accompanying financial statements. It includes the following sections:

Overview

Seasonality

Business Segment Results

Quarter Results

Nine-Month Results

Other Financial Information

Financial Condition

Commitments and Contingencies

Other Matters

Market Risk

OVERVIEW

Our summary consolidated results are presented below:

 

     Quarter Ended      %Change
Better/
(Worse)
     Nine Months Ended      %Change
Better/
(Worse)
 
(in millions, except per share data)        July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
        July 2, 2011          July 3,    
2010
    

Revenues

    $   10,675         $   10,002          7    %        $   30,468         $   28,321          8    %   

Costs and expenses

     (8,229)         (7,723)         (7)   %         (24,554)         (23,116)         (6)   %   

Restructuring and impairment charges

     (34)         (36)         6    %         (46)         (212)         78    %   

Other income

     -           43          nm                 75          140          (46)   %   

Net interest expense

     (88)         (89)         1    %         (266)         (322)         17    %   

Equity in the income of investees

     184          139          32    %         463          382          21    %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Income before income taxes

     2,508          2,336          7    %         6,140          5,193          18    %   

Income taxes

     (845)         (831)         (2)   %         (2,133)         (1,846)         (16)   %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Net income

     1,663          1,505          10    %         4,007          3,347          20    %   

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     (187)         (174)         (7)   %         (287)         (219)         (31)   %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Net income attributable to Disney

    $ 1,476         $ 1,331          11    %        $ 3,720         $ 3,128          19    %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Diluted earnings per share

    $ 0.77         $ 0.67          15    %        $ 1.93         $ 1.60          21    %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Quarter Results

Diluted earnings per share (EPS) increased 15% for the quarter driven by improved operating results, a lower effective income tax rate, and a decrease in weighted average shares outstanding. Improved operating results were primarily due to higher guest spending at our domestic parks and resorts, increased fees from Multi-channel Video Service Providers (MVSP) (Affiliate Fees) at our Cable Networks and lower film cost write-downs. These increases were partially offset by increased operating expenses at our domestic parks and resorts and lower performance at our theatrical business.

In the current quarter, the Company recorded restructuring and impairment charges totaling $34 million primarily relating to severance and facilities costs at our Studio Entertainment business which had a $0.01 negative impact on EPS. The prior-year quarter included restructuring and impairment charges and a gain on the sale of rights and assets related to the Power Rangers property which collectively had no impact on EPS.

Nine-Month Results

Diluted EPS increased 21% for the nine months driven by improved operating results and a lower effective income tax rate. Improved operating results reflected increased Affiliate Fees at our Cable Networks, higher advertising revenue at ESPN, increased guest spending and volumes at our domestic and international parks and resorts, higher licensing

 

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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF

FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS — (continued)

 

revenue due to the strength of Cars merchandise and a full period of Marvel, and a decrease in programming and production costs at the ABC Television Network. These increases were partially offset by increased operating expenses at our domestic parks and resorts, higher programming and production costs at ESPN, the inclusion of results for Playdom in the current nine months, which included the impact of acquisition accounting, and lower performance at our theatrical business.

In the current nine months, the Company recorded $46 million of restructuring and impairment charges and $75 million from gains on the sales of businesses (Miramax and BASS). The table below shows the pretax and after tax impact of these items.

 

     Benefit / (Expense)  
         Pretax          Tax
    Effect     
         After    
Tax
 

Restructuring and impairment charges

   $     (46)       $ 44        $ (2)   

Gains on sales of businesses

     75              (107)         (32)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 29        $ (63)       $     (34)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Restructuring and impairment charges include an impairment of assets that had tax basis significantly in excess of book value resulting in a $44 million tax benefit on the restructuring and impairment charges. In addition, the book value of Miramax included $217 million of allocated goodwill which is not tax deductible. Accordingly, the taxable gain on the sales of businesses exceeded the $75 million book gain resulting in tax expense of $107 million. These items collectively had a $0.02 negative impact on EPS.

The prior-year nine months included restructuring and impairment charges, gains on the sales of investments in pay television services in Europe, a gain on the sale of rights and assets related to the Power Rangers property and an accounting gain related to the acquisition of the Disney Stores in Japan, which together had a $0.02 negative impact on EPS.

SEASONALITY

The Company’s businesses are subject to the effects of seasonality. Consequently, the operating results for the quarter and nine months ended July 2, 2011 for each business segment, and for the Company as a whole, are not necessarily indicative of results to be expected for the full year.

Media Networks revenues are subject to seasonal advertising patterns and changes in viewership levels. In general, advertising revenues are somewhat higher during the fall and somewhat lower during the summer months. Affiliate revenues are typically collected ratably throughout the year. Certain affiliate revenues at ESPN are deferred until annual programming commitments are met, and these commitments are typically satisfied during the second half of the Company’s fiscal year which generally results in higher revenue recognition during that period.

Parks and Resorts revenues fluctuate with changes in theme park attendance and resort occupancy resulting from the seasonal nature of vacation travel and leisure activities. Peak attendance and resort occupancy generally occur during the summer months when school vacations occur and during early-winter and spring-holiday periods.

Studio Entertainment revenues fluctuate due to the timing and performance of releases in the theatrical, home entertainment, and television markets. Release dates are determined by several factors, including competition and the timing of vacation and holiday periods.

 

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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF

FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS — (continued)

 

Consumer Products revenues are influenced by seasonal consumer purchasing behavior, which generally results in increased revenues during the Company’s first fiscal quarter, and by the timing and performance of theatrical releases and cable programming broadcasts.

Interactive Media revenues fluctuate due to the timing and performance of video game releases which are determined by several factors, including theatrical releases and cable programming broadcasts, competition and the timing of holiday periods. Revenues from certain of our internet and mobile operations are subject to similar seasonal trends.

BUSINESS SEGMENT RESULTS

The Company evaluates the performance of its operating segments based on segment operating income, which is shown below along with segment revenues:

 

     Quarter Ended      %  Change
Better/
(Worse)
     Nine months Ended      %  Change
Better/
(Worse)
 
(in millions)        July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
            July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
    

Revenues:

                 

Media Networks

    $ 4,949         $ 4,729          5    %        $ 13,916         $ 12,748          9    %   

Parks and Resorts

     3,170          2,831          12    %         8,668          7,942          9    %   

Studio Entertainment

     1,620          1,639          (1)   %         4,892          5,110          (4)   %   

Consumer Products

     685          606          13    %         2,233          1,948          15    %   

Interactive Media

     251          197          27    %         759          573          32    %   
                                         
    $ 10,675         $ 10,002          7    %        $ 30,468         $ 28,321          8    %   
                                         

Segment operating income (loss):

                 

Media Networks

    $ 2,094         $ 1,885          11    %        $ 4,684         $ 3,915          20    %   

Parks and Resorts

     519          477          9    %         1,132          1,002          13    %   

Studio Entertainment

     49          123          (60)   %         501          589          (15)   %   

Consumer Products

     155          117          32    %         609          493          24    %   

Interactive Media

     (86)         (65)         (32)   %         (214)         (130)         (65)   %   
                                         
    $ 2,731         $ 2,537          8    %        $ 6,712         $ 5,869          14    %   
                                         

The following table reconciles segment operating income to income before income taxes:

 

     Quarter Ended      %  Change
Better/
(Worse)
     Nine months Ended      %  Change
Better/
(Worse)
 
(in millions)        July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
            July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
    

Segment operating income

    $ 2,731         $ 2,537          8    %        $ 6,712         $ 5,869          14    %   

Corporate and unallocated shared expenses

     (101)         (119)         15    %         (335)         (282)         (19)   %   

Restructuring and impairment charges

     (34)         (36)         6    %         (46)         (212)         78    %   

Other income

     —          43          nm                 75          140          (46)   %   

Net interest expense

     (88)         (89)         1    %         (266)         (322)         17    %   
                                         

Income before income taxes

    $ 2,508         $ 2,336          7    %        $ 6,140         $ 5,193          18    %   
                                         

 

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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF

FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS — (continued)

 

Depreciation expense is as follows:

 

     Quarter Ended      %  Change
Better/
(Worse)
     Nine months Ended      %  Change
Better/
(Worse)
 
(in millions)        July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
            July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
    

Media Networks

                 

Cable Networks

    $ 34        $ 29         (17)   %        $ 99        $ 87         (14)   %   

Broadcasting

     25         23         (9)   %         76         71         (7)   %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total Media Networks

     59         52         (13)   %         175         158         (11)   %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Parks and Resorts

                 

Domestic

     219         205         (7)   %         628         614         (2)   %   

International

     83         78         (6)   %         241         249         3    %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total Parks and Resorts

     302         283         (7)   %         869         863         (1)   %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Studio Entertainment

     12         14         14    %         42         42         -     %   

Consumer Products

     11         8         (38)   %         36         22         (64)   %   

Interactive Media

     3         3         -     %         12         16         25    %   

Corporate

     37         39         5    %         111         103         (8)   %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total depreciation expense

    $ 424        $ 399         (6)   %        $ 1,245        $ 1,204         (3)   %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Amortization of intangible assets is as follows:

 

     Quarter Ended      %  Change
Better/
(Worse)
     Nine months Ended      %  Change
Better/
(Worse)
 
(in millions)        July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
            July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
    

Media Networks

    $ 2        $ 3         33    %        $ 6        $ 7         14    %   

Parks and Resorts

                     nm                                 nm           

Studio Entertainment

     25         10         (>100)   %         56         21         (>100)   %   

Consumer Products

     15         13         (15)   %         43         29         (48)   %   

Interactive Media

     10         7         (43)   %         29         18         (61)   %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total amortization of intangible assets

    $ 52        $ 33         (58)   %        $ 134        $ 75         (79)   %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Media Networks

Operating results for the Media Networks segment are as follows:

 

     Quarter Ended      %  Change
Better/
(Worse)
 
(in millions)        July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
    

Revenues

        

Affiliate Fees

    $ 2,566         $ 2,364          9    %   

Advertising

     1,913          1,893          1    %   

Other

     470          472          —    %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total revenues

     4,949          4,729          5    %   

Operating expenses

     (2,291)         (2,290)         —    %   

Selling, general, administrative and other

     (687)         (638)         (8)   %   

Depreciation and amortization

     (61)         (55)         (11)   %   

Equity in the income of investees

     184          139          32    %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Operating Income

    $ 2,094         $ 1,885          11    %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

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Revenues

Affiliate Fees increased 9% driven by increases of 5% from contractual rate increases, 1% from subscriber growth, and 1% from favorable foreign currency translation impacts at Cable Networks, and 1% due to new contractual provisions at Broadcasting.

Advertising revenues reflected increases of $13 million at Cable Networks (from $846 million to $859 million) and $7 million at Broadcasting (from $1,047 million to $1,054 million). Higher Cable Networks advertising revenue was driven by an 8% increase due to higher rates, partially offset by a 5% decrease due to fewer units sold and lower ratings. At Broadcasting an increase of 5% due to higher Network advertising rates was largely offset by decreases of 3% due to lower Network primetime ratings and 2% due to lower political advertising at our owned television stations.

Other revenues reflected lower sales of ABC Studios productions driven by Lost and Ghost Whisperer which were essentially offset by the impact of a change in the transfer pricing arrangement between Studio Entertainment and Media Networks for distribution of Media Networks home entertainment product (see Note 2 to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements).

Costs and Expenses

Operating expenses include programming and production costs which decreased $78 million from $2,003 million to $1,925 million. At Cable Networks, an increase in programming and production costs of $17 million was driven by more episodes of original programming at ABC Family and the Disney Channels largely offset by the absence of costs for the FIFA World Cup at ESPN which was broadcast in the prior year quarter. At Broadcasting, programming and production costs decreased $95 million driven by a lower cost mix of primetime programming reflecting a shift in hours from original scripted programming to reality programming and lower news and daytime production costs due to cost savings initiatives. The decrease in programming and production costs was largely offset by a 1% increase in operating costs due to the change in the transfer pricing arrangement for distribution of Media Networks home entertainment product and a 1% increase due to higher labor costs.

The increase in selling, general and administrative and other costs and expenses included the impact of higher marketing and sales expenses.

Equity in the Income of Investees

Income from equity investees increased to $184 million for the current quarter from $139 million in the prior-year quarter primarily due to lower cricket programming costs at ESPN Star Sports as a result of fewer matches airing in the current quarter and also decreased losses from our UTV investment.

Segment Operating Income

Segment operating income increased 11%, or $209 million, to $2.1 billion. The increase was primarily due to increases at ESPN, the ABC Television Network and at the worldwide Disney Channels. These increases were partially offset by decreases at ABC Family and at our owned television stations.

 

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FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS — (continued)

 

The following table provides supplemental revenue and segment operating income detail for the Media Networks segment:

 

     Quarter Ended      % Change
Better/
(Worse)
     Nine months Ended      % Change
Better/
(Worse)
 
(in millions)        July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
            July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
    

Revenues:

                 

Cable Networks

    $ 3,516        $ 3,280         7     %        $ 9,410        $ 8,346         13    %   

Broadcasting

     1,433         1,449         (1)    %         4,506         4,402         2    %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    
    $ 4,949        $ 4,729         5     %        $ 13,916        $ 12,748         9    %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Segment operating income:

                 

Cable Networks

    $ 1,844       $ 1,676         10     %       $ 3,972       $ 3,403         17    %   

Broadcasting

     250         209         20     %         712         512         39    %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    
    $ 2,094        $ 1,885         11     %        $ 4,684        $ 3,915         20    %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Restructuring and impairment charges

The Company recorded charges of $1 million and $34 million for the current quarter and prior-year quarter, respectively, which were reported in “Restructuring and impairment charges” in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income. The charges in the prior-year quarter were primarily due to the closure of five ESPN Zone locations.

Parks and Resorts

Operating results for the Parks and Resorts segment are as follows:

 

     Quarter Ended      % Change
Better/
(Worse)
 
(in millions)        July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
    

Revenues

        

Domestic

    $ 2,532         $ 2,211          15    %   

International

     638          620          3    %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total revenues

     3,170          2,831          12    %   

Operating expenses

     (1,913)         (1,706)         (12)   %   

Selling, general, administrative and other

     (436)         (365)         (19)   %   

Depreciation and amortization

     (302)         (283)         (7)   %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Operating Income

    $ 519         $ 477          9    %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Revenues

Parks and Resorts revenues increased 12%, or $339 million, to $3.2 billion due to increases of $321 million at our domestic operations and $18 million at our international operations. Results at both our domestic and international parks and resorts reflected a favorable impact due to a shift in the timing of the Easter holiday relative to our fiscal periods. The current quarter included two weeks of the Easter holiday, while the prior-year quarter included one week of the Easter holiday.

Revenue at our domestic operations reflected an 8% increase due to higher average guest spending, a 4% increase from higher passenger cruise ship days due to the first full quarter of operations from our new cruise ship, the Disney Dream, and a 1% increase due to higher attendance. Higher guest spending was primarily due to higher average ticket prices and daily hotel room rates and increased spending on food, beverage and merchandise.

 

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FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS — (continued)

 

Revenues at our international operations reflected a 9% increase due to the impact of foreign currency translation as a result of the weakening of the US dollar against the Euro, a 5% increase from higher average guest spending, and a 4% volume increase due to higher attendance and hotel occupancy. Higher guest spending was primarily due to higher average daily hotel room rates and higher average ticket prices. These increases were partially offset by a 10% decrease due to the prior-year sale of a real estate property at Disneyland Paris and a 4% decrease due to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan which resulted in temporary suspension of operations at Tokyo Disney Resort and a continuing reduction in volume after reopening.

The following table presents supplemental park and hotel statistics:

 

     Domestic      International (2)      Total  
     Quarter Ended      Quarter Ended      Quarter Ended  
         July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
         July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
         July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
 

Parks Increase/(decrease)

                 

Attendance

     2  %         (3)  %         7  %         7   %         3  %         (1)  %   

Per Capita Guest Spending

     8  %         5   %         15  %         (2)  %         9  %         3   %   

Hotels (1)

                 

Occupancy

     81  %         82   %         91  %         89   %         83  %         84   %   

Available Room Nights (in thousands)

     2,407               2,413               615               615               3,022               3,028         

Per Room Guest Spending

     $262               $230               $317               $267               $274               $238         

 

(1) 

Hotel statistics include rentals of Disney Vacation Club units. Per room guest spending consists of the average daily hotel room rate as well as guest spending on food, beverage and merchandise at the hotels.

(2) 

Per capita guest spending and per room guest spending include the impact of foreign currency translation. Guest spending statistics for Disneyland Paris were converted from Euros into US Dollars at weighted average exchange rates of $1.44 and $1.27 for the quarters ended July 2, 2011 and July 3, 2010, respectively.

Costs and Expenses

Operating expenses include operating labor and cost of sales. Operating labor increased by $102 million from $821 million to $923 million driven by labor cost inflation and higher pension and healthcare costs. Cost of sales increased $21 million from $291 million to $312 million driven by volume, partially offset by the absence of costs related to the prior-year real estate sale at Disneyland Paris. Higher operating expenses also reflected the first full quarter of operations from our new cruise ship, the Disney Dream, expansion costs for Disney California Adventure at Disneyland Resort and the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation as a result of the weakening of the U.S. dollar against the Euro.

The increase in selling, general, administrative and other costs and expenses was driven by higher marketing costs at our domestic parks and resorts, including marketing of our new guest offerings, and at our new resort in Hawaii and labor cost inflation.

The increase in depreciation and amortization was driven by depreciation expense on the Disney Dream.

Segment Operating Income

Segment operating income increased 9%, or $42 million, to $519 million due to increases at our domestic parks and resorts, Disney Cruise Line, and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, partially offset by decreases at Disneyland Paris and Tokyo Disney Resort.

 

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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF

FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS — (continued)

 

Studio Entertainment

Operating results for the Studio Entertainment segment are as follows:

 

     Quarter Ended      % Change
Better/
(Worse)
 
(in millions)        July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
    

Revenues

        

Theatrical distribution

    $ 670         $ 686          (2)  %   

Home entertainment

     431          469          (8)  %   

Television distribution and other

     519          484          7   %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total revenues

     1,620          1,639          (1)  %   

Operating expenses

     (875)         (910)         4   %   

Selling, general, administrative and other

     (659)         (582)         (13)  %   

Depreciation and amortization

     (37)         (24)         (54)  %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Operating Income

    $ 49         $ 123          (60)  %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Revenues

The decrease in theatrical distribution, which includes our participation in Marvel titles, reflected the strong performance of Toy Story 3 and Iron Man 2 in the prior-year quarter compared to Cars 2 and Thor in the current quarter. The decrease in revenues due to the performance of these titles was largely offset by an increase in revenues from the performance of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which was released in the current quarter, compared to the ongoing performance of Alice in Wonderland, which was released in the second quarter of the prior year, and Prince of Persia: The Sands Of Time, which was released in the prior-year third quarter.

Lower home entertainment revenue reflected a 9% decrease due to the change in the transfer pricing arrangement between Studio Entertainment and Media Networks for distribution of Media Networks home entertainment product (See Note 2 to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements).

The increase in television distribution and other revenue reflected a 5% increase due to higher revenue share from Consumer Products on sales of merchandise based on Studio film properties in the current quarter driven by the strength of Cars merchandise (See Note 2 to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements).

Costs and Expenses

Operating expenses include film cost amortization which decreased by $50 million from $503 million to $453 million driven by lower film cost write-downs. Operating expenses also included a 4% decrease due to the change in the transfer pricing arrangement between Studio Entertainment and Media Networks for distribution of Media Networks home entertainment product. These decreases were partially offset by a 4% increase due to higher distribution costs for theatrical releases driven by Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

The increase in selling, general, administrative and other costs was primarily due to higher marketing expense associated with theatrical releases driven by Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Segment Operating Income

Segment operating income decreased from $123 million to $49 million primarily due to lower results at theatrical distribution partially offset by lower film cost write-downs.

Restructuring and impairment charges

The Company recorded charges of $30 million and $5 million in the current and prior-year quarters, respectively, which were reported in “Restructuring and impairment charges” in the

 

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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF

FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS — (continued)

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income. The charges in the current quarter were primarily for severance and facilities costs.

Consumer Products

Operating results for the Consumer Products segment are as follows:

 

     Quarter Ended      % Change
Better/
(Worse)
 
(in millions)        July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
    

Revenues

        

Licensing and publishing

    $ 459         $ 407          13   %   

Retail and other

     226          199          14   %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total revenues

     685          606          13   %   

Operating expenses

     (304)         (287)         (6)  %   

Selling, general, administrative and other

     (200)         (181)         (10)  %   

Depreciation and amortization

     (26)         (21)         (24)  %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Operating Income

    $ 155          117          32   %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Revenues

The increase in licensing and publishing revenue reflected an 18% increase in licensing revenue driven by the strong performance of Cars merchandise and higher revenue from Marvel properties in the current quarter. The increase in revenue from Marvel properties reflected the impact of acquisition accounting which reduced revenue recognition in the prior-year quarter. These increases were partially offset by a decrease of 6% due to a higher revenue share with the Studio Entertainment segment in the current quarter primarily due to the strong performance of Cars merchandise.

Higher retail and other revenues reflected a 17% increase at the Disney Store driven by higher comparable store sales at our stores in North America and Europe.

Costs and Expenses

Operating expenses include cost of goods sold which increased from $115 million to $118 million. Operating expenses also include a 2% increase due to higher labor costs and a 2% increase due to higher rent and occupancy costs at our retail business.

The increase in selling, general, administrative and other costs included promotional costs for Cars merchandise licensing programs.

Operating Income

Segment operating income increased 32% to $155 million driven by an increase at our licensing business.

Interactive Media

Operating results for the Interactive Media segment are as follows:

 

     Quarter Ended      % Change
Better/
(Worse)
 
(in millions)        July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
    

Revenues

        

Game sales and subscriptions

    $ 196         $ 146          34   %   

Advertising and other

     55          51          8   %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total revenues

     251          197          27   %   

Operating expenses

     (205)         (137)         (50)  %   

Selling, general, administrative and other

     (119)         (115)         (3)  %   

Depreciation and amortization

     (13)         (10)         (30)  %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Operating Income

    $ (86)         (65)         (32)  %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

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FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS — (continued)

 

Revenues

Higher game sales and subscriptions revenue reflected a 16% increase due to higher unit sales of console games and an increase of 14% driven by higher online game sales due to the inclusion of Playdom in the current quarter. Increased console games sales reflected the performance of Lego Pirates of the Caribbean and Cars 2 in the current quarter compared to Toy Story 3 and Split Second in the prior-year quarter.

Costs and Expenses

Operating expenses include product development costs which increased $10 million from $87 million to $97 million driven by the inclusion of Playdom, partially offset by a decrease at our console games business. Operating expenses also included a 37% increase due to higher cost of sales driven by fees paid to the developer of Lego Pirates of the Caribbean.

The increase in selling, general, administrative and other expenses was driven by the inclusion of Playdom, including the impact of acquisition accounting, partially offset by lower marketing costs at our console games business. The prior-year release of Split Second required significant marketing support as it was not based on an existing film property.

Operating Loss

Segment operating loss was $86 million compared to $65 million in the prior-year quarter driven by the inclusion of Playdom, partially offset by an improvement at our console games business.

Restructuring and impairment charges

The Company recorded charges of $7 million and credits of $3 million in the current and prior-year quarters, respectively, which were reported in “Restructuring and impairment charges” in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income. The charges in current quarter were primarily for severance costs.

BUSINESS SEGMENT RESULTS – Nine Month Results

Media Networks

Operating results for the Media Networks segment are as follows:

 

     Nine months Ended      % Change
Better/
(Worse)
 
(in millions)        July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
    

Revenues

        

Affiliate Fees

    $ 6,368         $ 5,835          9   %   

Advertising

     5,902          5,350          10   %   

Other

     1,646          1,563          5   %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total revenues

     13,916          12,748          9   %   

Operating expenses

     (7,678)         (7,330)         (5)  %   

Selling, general, administrative and other

     (1,836)         (1,719)         (7)  %   

Depreciation and amortization

     (181)         (165)         (10)  %   

Equity in the income of investees

     463          381          22   %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Operating Income

    $ 4,684         $ 3,915          20   %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

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FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS — (continued)

 

Revenues

Affiliate Fee growth of 9% was driven by increases of 6% from higher contractual rates and 1% from subscriber growth at Cable Networks and an increase of 1% due to new contractual provisions at Broadcasting.

Higher advertising revenues were due to an increase of $452 million at Cable Networks from $2,253 million to $2,705 million and an increase of $100 million at Broadcasting from $3,097 million to $3,197 million. The increase at Cable Networks was driven by a 15% increase due to higher rates and a 4% increase due to higher units sold. The increase at Broadcasting reflected increases of 7% due to higher Network advertising rates, primarily at primetime, and 1% due to higher local television advertising, partially offset by a decrease of 5% due to lower Network ratings primarily at primetime and daytime.

The increase in other revenues was driven by a change in the transfer pricing arrangement between Studio Entertainment and Media Networks for distribution of Media Networks home entertainment product, partially offset by lower sales of ABC Studios productions driven by the absence of Ghost Whisperer and Lost.

Costs and Expenses

Operating expenses include programming and production costs which increased $151 million from $6,334 million to $6,485 million. At Cable Networks, an increase in programming and production spending of $381 million was driven by higher sports rights costs due to the addition of college football programming including Bowl Championship Series games and more episodes of original programming at the Disney Channels. At Broadcasting, programming and production costs decreased $230 million driven by lower production cost amortization due to decreased sales of ABC Studios productions, a shift of college sports programming to ESPN and lower news and daytime production costs due to cost savings initiatives. Operating expenses also reflect a 1% increase due to the change in the transfer pricing arrangement for distribution of Media Networks home entertainment product and a 1% increase due to higher labor costs.

The increase in selling, general and administrative and other costs and expenses was driven by higher marketing and sales costs at our Cable Network businesses.

Equity in the Income of Investees

Income from equity investees increased to $463 million in the current nine-month period from $381 million in the prior-year nine month period driven an increase at A&E/Lifetime due to higher advertising and affiliate revenues, partially offset by higher marketing and programming costs.

Segment Operating Income

Segment operating income increased 20%, or $769 million, to $4.7 billion. The increase was primarily due to increases at ESPN, the ABC Television Network, the worldwide Disney Channels, the owned television stations and ABC Family.

Restructuring and impairment charges

The Company recorded charges of $78 million for the prior-year nine month period which were reported in “Restructuring and impairment charges” in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income. The charges were primarily for severance costs and the closure of five ESPN Zone locations.

 

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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF

FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS — (continued)

 

Parks and Resorts

Operating results for the Parks and Resorts segment are as follows:

 

     Nine months Ended      % Change
Better/
(Worse)
 
(in millions)        July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
    

Revenues

        

Domestic

    $ 6,938         $ 6,263          11   %   

International

     1,730          1,679          3   %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total revenues

     8,668          7,942          9   %   

Operating expenses

     (5,418)         (4,967)         (9)  %   

Selling, general, administrative and other

     (1,249)         (1,110)         (13)  %   

Depreciation and amortization

     (869)         (863)         (1)  %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Operating Income

    $ 1,132          1,002          13   %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Revenues

Parks and Resorts revenues increased 9%, or $726 million, to $8.7 billion due to an increase of $675 million at our domestic operations and an increase of $51 million at our international operations.

Revenue growth at our domestic operations reflected a 6% increase driven by higher average guest spending and a 3% increase due to volume driven by higher passenger cruise ship days as a result of the launch of our new cruise ship, the Disney Dream, in January 2011 and higher attendance. Higher guest spending was primarily due to higher average ticket prices, daily hotel room rates and food, beverage and merchandise spending.

Revenue growth at our international operations reflected a 4% increase due to higher average guest spending and a 4% increase driven by volume due to higher attendance and hotel occupancy. These improvements were partially offset by a 3% decrease due to the prior year sale of the real estate property at Disneyland Paris and 3% decrease due to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan which resulted in the temporary suspension of operations at Tokyo Disney Resort and a continuing reduction in volume after reopening.

The following table presents supplemental park and hotel statistics:

 

     Domestic      International (2)      Total  
     Nine months Ended      Nine months Ended      Nine months Ended  
         July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
         July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
         July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
 

Parks Increase/(decrease)

                 

Attendance

     1  %         1  %         6  %         (2)  %         3  %         0  %   

Per Capita Guest Spending

     7  %         2  %         2  %         6   %         6  %         3  %   

Hotels (1)

                 

Occupancy

     82  %         81  %         87  %         83   %         83  %         81  %   

Available Room Nights (in thousands)

     7,209               7,214               1,845               1,845                9,054               9,059         

Per Room Guest Spending

      $246                $229                $280                $263                 $253                $236         

 

(1) 

Hotel statistics include rentals of Disney Vacation Club units. Per room guest spending consists of the average daily hotel room rate as well as guest spending on food, beverage and merchandise at the hotels.

(2) 

Per capita guest spending and per room guest spending include the impact of foreign currency translation. Guest spending statistics for Disneyland Paris were converted from Euros into US Dollars at weighted average exchange rates of $1.39 and $1.38 for nine months ended July 2, 2011 and July 3, 2010, respectively.

 

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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF

FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS — (continued)

 

Costs and Expenses

Operating expenses include operating labor which increased by $211 million from $2,431 million to $2,642 million driven by inflation and higher pension and healthcare costs. Operating expenses also include cost of sales which increased $79 million from $819 million to $898 million driven by volume, partially offset by the absence of costs related to the prior-year real estate sale at Disneyland Paris. Operating expenses also increased due to promotional, launch and operating costs in connection with our new cruise ship, the Disney Dream, and expansion costs for Disney California Adventure at Disneyland Resort.

The increase in selling, general, administrative and other costs and expenses was driven by higher marketing costs at our domestic parks and resorts, including marketing of our new guest offerings, and at our new resort in Hawaii, labor cost inflation, and costs associated with the additional cruise ship.

Segment Operating Income

Segment operating income increased 13%, or $130 million, to $1.1 billion due to increases at our domestic parks and resorts and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, partially offset by decreases at Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Paris and Disney Cruise Line.

Studio Entertainment

Operating results for the Studio Entertainment segment are as follows:

 

     Nine months Ended      % Change
Better/
(Worse)
 
(in millions)        July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
    

Revenues

        

Theatrical distribution

    $ 1,295         $ 1,583          (18)  %   

Home entertainment

     2,010          2,083          (4)  %   

Television distribution and other

     1,587          1,444          10   %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total revenues

     4,892          5,110          (4)  %   

Operating expenses

     (2,433)         (2,622)         7   %   

Selling, general, administrative and other

     (1,860)         (1,836)         (1)  %   

Depreciation and amortization

     (98)         (63)         (56)  %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Operating Income

    $ 501         $ 589          (15)  %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Revenues

The decrease in theatrical distribution revenue reflected lower worldwide performance of current period titles. Additionally, the prior-year period benefitted from the ongoing international performance of UP which was released in fiscal 2009. Significant titles in the current period included Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Tangled, Tron: Legacy, Thor and Cars 2 while the prior-year period included Alice in Wonderland, Toy Story 3, Disney’s A Christmas Carol, Prince of Persia: The Sands Of Time, Princess and the Frog and Iron Man 2.

Lower home entertainment revenue reflected a 10% decrease due to the change in the transfer pricing arrangement for Studio distribution of Media Networks home entertainment product, partially offset by 4% growth due to higher unit sales and 2% growth due to higher net effective pricing. Net effective pricing is the wholesale selling price adjusted for discounts, sales incentives and returns. Higher unit sales in the current period were driven by the strong international performance of Toy Story 3 compared to UP in the prior-year period as well as increased catalog sales.

The increase in television distribution and other revenue was primarily due to the inclusion of Marvel which was acquired at the end of the first quarter of the prior year.

Costs and Expenses

Operating expenses include film cost amortization which decreased $49 million from $1,240 million to $1,191 million driven by lower film cost write-downs, partially offset by the addition of Marvel which was acquired at the end of the first quarter of the prior year. Operating

 

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expenses also include participation and distribution costs which decreased $119 million. Participation costs reflected the strong performance of Alice in Wonderland in the prior-year period, while lower distribution costs were due to the change in the transfer pricing arrangement for Studio distribution of Media Networks home entertainment product.

The increase in selling, general, administrative and other costs were driven by the inclusion of Marvel which was acquired at the end of the first quarter of the prior year, executive contract termination costs and higher bad debt expense, partially offset by lower marketing expenses at our theatrical and home entertainment businesses.

Segment Operating Income

Segment operating income decreased 15%, or $88 million, to $501 million primarily due to lower results at our theatrical business, partially offset by lower film cost write-downs.

Restructuring and impairment charges

The Company recorded charges of $31 million and $127 million for the current and prior-year periods, respectively, which were reported in “Restructuring and impairment charges” in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income. The charges in the current period were primarily for severance and related costs. The charges in the prior-year period were primarily for the write-off of capitalized costs related to abandoned film projects, the closure of a production facility, and severance costs.

Consumer Products

Operating results for the Consumer Products segment are as follows:

 

     Nine months Ended      % Change
Better/
(Worse)
 
(in millions)        July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
    

Revenues

        

Licensing and publishing

    $ 1,373         $ 1,238          11   %   

Retail and other

     860          710          21   %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total revenues

     2,233          1,948          15   %   

Operating expenses

     (1,001)         (903)         (11)  %   

Selling, general, administrative and other

     (544)         (501)         (9)  %   

Depreciation and amortization

     (79)         (51)         (55)  %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Operating Income

    $ 609          493          24   %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Revenues

The increase in licensing and publishing revenue reflected a 7% increase driven by the strong performance of Cars, Tangled and Toy Story merchandise and a 6% increase resulting from the acquisition of Marvel which was acquired at the end of the first quarter of the prior year.

Higher retail and other revenues were primarily due to a 10% increase due to the acquisition of The Disney Store Japan at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2010 and an 8% increase due to higher comparable store sales at the Disney Store in North America and Europe.

Costs and Expenses

Operating expenses include an increase of $46 million in cost of goods sold, from $395 million to $441 million, driven by the acquisitions of The Disney Store Japan at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2010 and Marvel at the end of the first quarter of the prior year. Operating expenses also included a 3% increase due to higher labor costs and a 2% increase due to

 

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higher occupancy costs, primarily at our retail business driven by the acquisition of The Disney Store Japan.

The increase in selling, general, administrative and other was driven by the inclusion of Marvel, as was the increase in depreciation and amortization.

Segment Operating Income

Segment operating income increased 24%, or $116 million, to $609 million primarily due to increases in our licensing and North American retail businesses.

Restructuring and impairment charges

The Company recorded charges of $2 million in the prior-year period which were reported in “Restructuring and impairment charges” in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income.

Interactive Media

Operating results for the Interactive Media segment are as follows:

 

     Nine months Ended      % Change
Better/
(Worse)
 
(in millions)        July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
    

Revenues

        

Game sales and subscriptions

    $ 600         $ 428          40   %   

Advertising and other

     159          145          10   %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total revenues

     759          573          32   %   

Operating expenses

     (550)         (410)         (34)  %   

Selling, general, administrative and other

     (382)         (259)         (47)  %   

Depreciation and amortization

     (41)         (34)         (21)  %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Operating Income

    $ (214)         (130)         (65)  %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Revenues

Game sales and subscriptions revenue growth reflected a 15% increase due to higher net effective pricing of console games and a 13% increase due to higher console game unit sales, reflecting the strong performance of Epic Mickey and Lego Pirates of the Caribbean. Additionally, the inclusion of Playdom in the current nine months contributed to higher game sales and subscription revenues.

Higher advertising and other revenue was driven by our mobile phone service in Japan.

Costs and Expenses

Operating expense included a $52 million increase in product development expense from $235 million to $287 million primarily due to the acquisition of Playdom. Operating expenses also included a 16% increase due to higher cost of sales driven by fees paid to the developer of Lego Pirates of the Caribbean and higher console games unit sales.

The increase in selling, general, administrative and other costs was primarily due to the inclusion of Playdom, including the impact of acquisition accounting.

 

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Operating Loss

Segment operating loss was $214 million compared to $130 million in the prior-year nine month period as an improvement at our console game business was more than offset by the inclusion of Playdom results in the current period, including the impact of acquisition accounting.

Restructuring and impairment charges

The Company recorded charges of $19 million and credits of $3 million in the current and prior-year nine-month periods, respectively, which were reported in “Restructuring and impairment charges” in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income. The charges in the current nine-month period were for severance costs.

OTHER FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Corporate and Unallocated Shared Expenses

Corporate and unallocated shared expenses are as follows:

 

     Quarter Ended      % Change
Better/
(Worse)
     Nine months Ended      % Change
Better/
(Worse)
 
(in millions)        July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
            July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
    

Corporate and unallocated shared expenses

    $ 101        $ 119         15  %        $ 335        $ 282         (19)  %   

Corporate and unallocated shared expenses decreased for the quarter primarily due to the timing of expenses. For the nine months, corporate and unallocated shared expenses increased primarily due to the timing of expenses and higher compensation related costs.

Net Interest Expense

Net interest expense is as follows:

 

     Quarter Ended      % Change
Better/
(Worse)
     Nine months Ended      % Change
Better/
(Worse)
 
(in millions)        July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
            July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
    

Interest expense

    $ (113)        $ (103)         (10)  %        $ (324)        $ (368)         12  %   

Interest and investment income

     25          14          79   %         58          46          26  %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Net interest expense

    $ (88)        $ (89)         1   %        $ (266)        $ (322)         17  %   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

The decrease in interest for the year was primarily due to lower effective interest rates, higher capitalized interest and lower average debt balances. Higher capitalized interest was driven by increased capital spending.

The increase in interest and investment income for the quarter and nine months was primarily due to gains on sales of investments.

 

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Income Taxes

The effective income tax rate is as follows:

 

     Quarter Ended      Change
Better/
(Worse)
   Nine months Ended      Change
Better/
(Worse)
         July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
            July 2,    
2011
         July 3,    
2010
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