THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER EARNINGS

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  • EPS for the year increased 24% to a record $2.52 compared to $2.03 in the prior year 
  • Net income for the year increased 21% to a record $4.8 billion
BURBANK, Calif. – The Walt Disney Company today reported earnings for 
its fiscal year and fourth quarter ended October 1, 2011.  Diluted earnings per share 
(EPS) for the year increased 24% to $2.52 from $2.03 in the prior year. For the 
quarter, diluted EPS was $0.58 compared to $0.43 in the prior-year quarter.  
 “Fiscal 2011 was a great year financially and strategically, demonstrating the 
strength of our brands and businesses with record revenue, net income and earnings 
per share,” said Disney President and CEO Robert A. Iger. “We are confident the 
Company is well-positioned to deliver long-term value for our shareholders with 
our focus on quality content, compelling uses of technology and global asset 
growth.” 
 The following table summarizes the fourth quarter and full year results for 
fiscal 2011 and 2010 (in millions, except per share amounts): 
  Year Ended    Quarter Ended    

October 1,  
2011 
October 2, 
2010  Change  
October 1, 
2011  
October 2, 
2010  Change
Revenues  $ 40,893 $ 38,063 7 %  $ 10,425    $ 9,742 7  %
Segment operating income 
(1)
  $ 8,825 $ 7,586 16 %  $ 2,113    $ 1,717 23  %
Net income 
(2)
  $ 4,807 $ 3,963 21 %  $ 1,087    $ 835 30  %
Diluted EPS 
(2)
  $ 2.52 $ 2.03 24 %  $ 0.58    $ 0.43 35  %
Cash provided by operations  $ 6,994 $ 6,578 6 %  $ 2,104    $ 2,206 (5 ) %
Free cash flow 
(1)
  $ 3,435 $ 4,468 (23 ) %  $ 1,106    $ 1,409 (22 ) %
(1) Aggregate segment operating income and free cash flow are non-GAAP financial measures.  See the 
discussion of non-GAAP financial measures below.  
(2) Reflects amounts attributable to shareholders of The Walt Disney Company, i.e. after deduction of 
noncontrolling (minority) interests. 
   2
EPS for the current year includes restructuring and impairment charges ($55 
million) and gains on the sales of Miramax and BASS ($75 million).  On an after-tax 
basis, these items collectively had a net adverse impact of $0.02 on EPS.  EPS for the 
prior year included restructuring and impairment charges, gains on the sales of 
investments and businesses, and an accounting gain related to the acquisition of The 
Disney Store Japan, which collectively totaled $130 million on a pre-tax basis and 
had a net adverse impact of $0.04 on EPS. The gains mentioned above are recorded 
in “Other Income” in the Consolidated Statements of Income. Excluding these items, 
EPS for the year increased 23% to $2.54 from $2.07 in the prior year. 

 The current and prior-year quarter included $9 million and $58 million, 
respectively, of the restructuring and impairment charges referred to above. 
Excluding these charges, EPS for the quarter increased 31% to $0.59 from $0.45 in the 
prior-year quarter. 
SEGMENT RESULTS  
The following table summarizes the full year and fourth quarter segment 
operating results for fiscal 2011 and 2010 (in millions): 
  Year Ended    Quarter Ended    

October 1, 
2011 
October 2, 
2010  Change
October 1, 
2011  
October 2, 
2010  Change 
Revenues:                    
Media Networks  $ 18,714 $ 17,162 9 % $ 4,798  $ 4,414 9 %
Parks and Resorts 
    11,797 10,761 10 % 3,129    2,819 11 %
Studio Entertainment   6,351 6,701 (5 ) % 1,459   1,591 (8 ) %
Consumer Products   3,049 2,678 14 % 816   730 12 %
Interactive Media   982 761 29  % 223   188 19 %
$ 40,893 $ 38,063 7  % $ 10,425    $ 9,742 7 %
Segment operating income (loss):           
Media Networks  $ 6,146 $ 5,132  20  % $ 1,462  $ 1,217 20 %
Parks and Resorts   1,553 1,318  18  % 421   316 33 %
Studio Entertainment   618 693  (11 ) % 117   104 13 %
Consumer Products   816 677  21  % 207   184 13 %
Interactive Media   (308) (234)  (32 ) % (94 )   (104 ) 10 %
  $ 8,825 $ 7,586  16  % $ 2,113  $ 1,717 23 %
   3
Media Networks 
Media Networks revenues for the year increased 9% to $18.7 billion and 
segment operating income increased 20% to $6.1 billion.  For the quarter, revenues 
increased 9% to $4.8 billion and segment operating income increased 20% to $1.5 
billion. The following table provides further detail of the Media Networks results (in 
millions): 
  Year Ended    Quarter Ended    

October 1, 
2011 
October 2,
2010  Change
October 1, 
2011  
October 2,
2010  Change 
Revenues:                    
 Cable Networks   $ 12,877 $ 11,475 12 %  $ 3,467  $ 3,129  11 % 
 Broadcasting   5,837 5,687 3 %   1,331   1,285    4 % 
  $ 18,714 $ 17,162 9 %  $ 4,798  $ 4,414    9 % 

Segment operating income:                      
 Cable Networks   $ 5,233 $ 4,473 17 %  $ 1,261  $ 1,070  18 % 
 Broadcasting   913 659 39 %   201   147  37 % 
  $ 6,146 $ 5,132 20 %  $ 1,462  $ 1,217  20 % 
Cable Networks 
Operating income at Cable Networks increased $760 million to $5.2 billion for 
the year due to growth at ESPN and the worldwide Disney Channels and an 
increase in equity income. The increase at ESPN reflected higher advertising and 
affiliate revenue, partially offset by higher programming and production, labor and 
marketing costs. Higher advertising revenue was driven by higher rates while the 
increase in affiliate revenue reflected contractual rate increases. The programming 
and production cost increase was driven by the addition of college football 
programming including Bowl Championship Series games and contractual rate 
increases for NFL, college football, NASCAR and Major League Baseball 
programming. These increases were partially offset by the absence of programming 
costs for the FIFA World Cup which was broadcast in the prior year. Growth at the 
worldwide Disney Channels was driven by higher affiliate revenue due to higher 
contractual rates domestically and subscriber growth internationally, sales of Disney 
Channel programming and increased advertising revenues internationally. These 
increases were partially offset by higher programming and production costs due to 
more episodes of original programming.  Increased equity income was driven by the 
absence of programming write-offs and higher advertising and affiliate revenues at 
A&E/Lifetime (AETN).  
For the quarter, operating income at Cable Networks increased by $191 
million to $1.3 billion due to growth at the worldwide Disney Channels, increased 
equity income and an improvement at ESPN. The increase at the worldwide Disney 
Channels was driven by sales of Disney Channel programming, higher affiliate 
revenue due to contractual rate increases domestically and advertising revenue 
growth internationally. The increase at ESPN reflected higher contractual rates for 
affiliate fees and, to a lesser extent, growth in advertising revenue, partially offset by 4
an increase in programming and production, labor and marketing costs. Advertising 
revenue growth was driven by higher rates, partially offset by fewer units sold and 
lower ratings, in part reflecting the absence of the FIFA World Cup. Programming 
and production cost increases were driven by higher contractual rates for college 
football and NFL programming, partially offset by the absence of programming 
costs for the FIFA World Cup. Increased equity income reflected the absence of 
programming write-offs at AETN. 
Broadcasting 
 Operating income at Broadcasting increased $254 million to $913 million for 
the year driven by lower programming and production costs at the ABC Television 
Network, higher advertising revenues at the Network and owned television stations, 
and higher affiliate fees, partially offset by a decrease in the cost charged to ESPN 
for programming aired on the Network.  Decreased Network programming and 
production costs reflected a lower cost mix of programming in primetime due to a 
shift in hours from original scripted programming to reality programming, the shift 
of the Rose Bowl and BCS National Championship game to ESPN and lower news 
and daytime production costs.  Higher Network advertising revenues reflected 
higher rates, partially offset by lower ratings. 
 For the quarter, operating income at Broadcasting increased $54 million to 
$201 million driven by lower programming and production costs and higher 
Network advertising revenues, partially offset by decreased political advertising at 
the owned television stations. Lower programming costs were driven by decreased 
write-offs. Higher Network advertising revenues were due to higher rates, 
improved news ratings and higher sports units sold, partially offset by lower 
primetime ratings. 
Parks and Resorts
Parks and Resorts revenues for the year increased 10% to $11.8 billion and 
segment operating income increased 18% to $1.6 billion.  For the quarter, revenues 
increased 11% to $3.1 billion and segment operating income increased 33% to $421 
million.    
Results for the year reflected increases at our domestic parks and resorts and 
at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. These increases were partially offset by costs for 
our new Aulani hotel and vacation club resort in Hawaii, which opened during the 
quarter, and a decrease at Tokyo Disney Resort driven by the temporary closure of 
the resort following the March 2011 earthquake in Japan.   
Higher operating income at our domestic parks and resorts was driven by 
increased guest spending and, to a lesser extent, attendance, partially offset by 
increased costs.  Increased guest spending reflected higher average ticket prices, 
daily hotel room rates and food, beverage and merchandise spending.  Increased 
costs reflected labor cost inflation, enhancement and expansion costs, including new 
guest offerings at Disney California Adventure, and investments in our systems 
infrastructure. Additionally, higher pension and post-retirement medical expenses 
contributed to increased costs.  5
Higher operating income at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort reflected higher 
attendance and guest spending which was driven by higher daily hotel room rates, 
merchandise, food and beverage spending, and average ticket prices.  Results at 
Disneyland Paris were comparable to the prior year as increased costs and the 
absence of a prior-year sale of real estate were largely offset by increased guest 
spending, attendance, and hotel occupancy.  Increased costs at Disneyland Paris 
were driven by labor cost inflation, volume-related costs, new guest offerings and 
repairs and maintenance.  Higher guest spending reflected higher daily hotel room 
rates, food, beverage and merchandise spending, and average ticket prices. 
For the quarter, results reflected increases at our domestic parks and resorts, 
Disney Cruise Line, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and Disneyland Paris, partially 
offset by costs for our new Aulani hotel and vacation club resort and lower vacation 
ownership sales at Disney Vacation Club. 
Higher operating income at our domestic parks and resorts was driven by 
higher guest spending, partially offset by increased costs.  Increased guest spending 
benefitted from higher average ticket prices, food, beverage and merchandise 
spending, and daily hotel room rates.  Higher costs reflected labor cost inflation, 
increased support costs, higher pension and post-retirement medical expenses, and 
new guest offerings at Disney California Adventure.  Higher operating income at 
Disney Cruise Line was due to increased passenger cruise ship days driven by the 
Disney Dream, partially offset by the related operating costs. The decrease at Disney 
Vacation Club was due to lower vacation ownership sales.   
Higher operating income at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort was driven by 
higher attendance and increased guest spending, while the increase at Disneyland 
Paris reflected higher guest spending.  Increased guest spending at Hong Kong 
Disneyland Resort was driven by higher average daily hotel room rates, 
merchandise, food and beverage spending and average ticket prices. At Disneyland 
Paris, the increase in guest spending reflected higher average ticket prices and daily 
hotel room rates.  
Studio Entertainment  
Studio Entertainment revenues for the year decreased 5% to $6.4 billion and 
segment operating income decreased 11% to $618 million.  For the quarter, revenues 
decreased 8% to $1.5 billion and segment operating income increased 13% to $117 
million. 
Lower results for the year reflected decreased worldwide theatrical and home 
entertainment results and higher technology infrastructure spending, partially offset 
by lower film cost write-downs and a higher revenue share with the Consumer 
Products segment primarily due to the performance of Cars merchandise. Decreased 
theatrical results reflected the stronger overall performance of key prior-year titles, 
Toy Story 3, Alice in Wonderland, Iron Man 2 and Princess and the Frog compared to the 
current-year performance of Cars 2, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, 
Tangled, Thor and Captain America. This decrease was partially offset by the poor 
performance of prior year summer releases, The Prince of Persia and Sorcerer’s 
Apprentice. Decreased home entertainment results reflected a change in the transfer 6
pricing arrangement between Studio Entertainment and Media Networks for the 
distribution of Media Networks home entertainment product and lower domestic 
sales volume. These decreases were partially offset by higher unit sales and 
improved net effective pricing internationally which benefitted from a higher Bluray sales mix. 
Improved results for the quarter were driven by lower film cost write-downs 
and improved domestic theatrical results, partially offset by decreased international 
theatrical and worldwide home entertainment results. In both domestic and 
international theatrical markets, Cars 2 did not perform in line with the strong prioryear performance of Toy Story 3. However, domestic theatrical results improved due 
to the better overall performance of The Lion King 3D and The Help in the current 
quarter, compared to The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, You Again and Step Up 3 in the prioryear quarter. Domestic theatrical results also benefitted from lower pre-release 
marketing expense. Decreased home entertainment results reflected lower overall 
sales volume domestically and decreased sales of catalog titles internationally.  
Consumer Products 
Consumer Products revenues for the year increased 14% to $3.0 billion and 
segment operating income increased 21% to $816 million.  For the quarter, revenues 
increased 12% to $816 million and segment operating income increased 13% to $207 
million. 
The increase in segment operating income for the year and quarter was 
driven by higher Merchandise Licensing revenues reflecting the strong performance 
of Cars merchandise and higher revenue from Marvel properties. The increase in 
revenue from Marvel properties reflected the impact of acquisition accounting 
which reduced revenue recognition in the prior-year periods. These increases were 
partially offset by a higher revenue share with the Studio Entertainment segment 
primarily due to the performance of Cars merchandise. The increase in revenue from 
Marvel properties for the year also included an additional quarter of operations for 
Marvel which was acquired at the end of the first quarter of the prior year. 
 Additionally, results for the year reflected an improvement at the Disney 
Store North America driven by higher comparable store sales.  
Interactive Media  
Interactive Media revenues for the year increased 29% to $982 million and 
operating results decreased $74 million to a loss of $308 million. For the quarter, 
revenues increased 19% to $223 million and operating results improved $10 million 
to a loss of $94 million. 
Lower segment operating results for the year were driven by the inclusion of 
a full period of operations for Playdom, which was acquired late in the fourth 
quarter of fiscal 2010, partially offset by an improvement at our console game 
business. Results for Playdom also included the adverse impact of acquisition 
accounting. The improvement at our console game business reflected higher unit 
sales and net effective pricing and lower product development costs. The increase in 7
unit sales was driven by the performance of Lego Pirates of the Caribbean, Epic Mickey
and Cars 2 in the current year compared to Toy Story 3 and Split Second in the prior 
year while the increase in net effective pricing reflected a mix shift from catalog titles 
to new releases. These increases were partially offset by the fees paid to the 
developer of Lego Pirates of the Caribbean.
For the quarter, improved operating results were primarily due to lower 
marketing expense and product development costs at our console games business, 
partially offset by a full-period of results for Playdom.  
OTHER FINANCIAL INFORMATION 
Corporate and Unallocated Shared Expenses 
 Corporate and unallocated shared expenses increased $39 million to $459 
million for the year and decreased $14 million to $124 million for the quarter. The 
increase for the year was primarily due to the timing of expenses and compensation 
related costs, while the decrease for the quarter was driven by timing of expenses. 
Net Interest Expense 
Net interest expense was as follows (in millions): 
Year Ended  Quarter Ended 
October 1,   
2011 
October 2, 
2010  
October 1,  
2011 
October 2, 
2010 
Interest expense  $ (435 ) $ (456 ) $ (111 ) $ (88 )
Interest and investment income   92 47  34 1
Net interest expense  $ (343) $ (409 ) $ (77 ) $ (87 )
The decrease in interest expense for the year reflected lower effective interest 
rates, while the increase for the quarter was driven by higher average debt balances. 
The increase in interest and investment income for the year was driven by 
gains on sales of investments.  For the quarter, the increase in interest and 
investment income was driven by investment impairments recorded in the prioryear quarter. 8
Income Taxes
The effective income tax rate is as follows: 
    Year Ended  Quarter Ended 
October 1, 
2011 
October 2,
2010
October 1, 
2011 
October 2,
2010
Effective Income Tax Rate    34.6%     34.9% 34.3% 32.6%
The effective tax rate for the year was essentially flat as a charge related to the 
health care reform legislation in the prior year and a benefit from an increase in the 
domestic production deduction rate were largely offset by a decrease in favorable 
adjustments to prior-year tax matters.  For the quarter, the increase in the effective 
tax rate was primarily due to a decrease in favorable adjustments to prior-year tax 
matters, partially offset by the benefit of an increase in the domestic production 
deduction rate.  
Noncontrolling Interests
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests for the year increased $101 
million to $451 million and for the quarter increased $33 million to $164 million. 
These increases were both due to improved operating results at ESPN and Hong 
Kong Disneyland Resort.  The net income attributable to noncontrolling interests is 
determined based on income after royalties, financing costs and income taxes. 
Cash Flow
Cash provided by operations and free cash flow were as follows (in millions): 
  Year Ended    
  October 1, 
2011  
October 2, 
2010  Change 
Cash provided by operations  $ 6,994  $ 6,578  $ 416 
Investments in parks, resorts and  
  other property   (3,559)   (2,110)  (1,449) 
Free cash flow 
(1)
    $ 3,435  $ 4,468  $ (1,033) 
(1)
Free cash flow is not a financial measure defined by GAAP.  See the discussion of non-GAAP financial 
measures that follows below. 
Cash provided by operating activities for fiscal 2011 increased 6% or $416 
million to $7 billion as compared to fiscal 2010.  The increase in cash provided by 
operations was driven by higher segment operating results, partially offset by higher 
contributions to our pension plans and higher income tax payments.   
 The increase in capital expenditures was primarily due to the final payment 
on our new cruise ship, theme park and resort expansions and other new guest 9
offerings at Walt Disney World Resort and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and the 
development of Shanghai Disney Resort. 
Capital Expenditures and Depreciation Expense
Investments in parks, resorts and other property were as follows (in millions): 
  Year Ended   
  October 1, 
 2011 
 October 2, 
2010 
Media Networks  
Cable Networks  $ 179  $ 132 
Broadcasting   128  92 
Total Media Networks   307  224 
Parks and Resorts     
   Domestic    2,294  1,295 
   International   429   238 
Total Parks and Resorts   2,723  1,533 
Studio Entertainment   118  102 
Consumer Products   115  97 
Interactive Media    21  17 
Corporate   275  137 
Total investments in parks, resorts and other property   $ 3,559  $ 2,110 
Depreciation expense was as follows (in millions):  
  Year Ended 
 October 1, 
 2011 
October 2,  
2010 
Media Networks     
Cable Networks  $ 134  $ 118 
Broadcasting   95  95 
Total Media Networks   229  213 
Parks and Resorts     
   Domestic   842  807 
   International   323   332 
Total Parks and Resorts   1,165  1,139 
Studio Entertainment   53  56 
Consumer Products   48  33 
Interactive Media   16  19 
Corporate   148  142 
Total depreciation expense   $ 1,659  $ 1,602 10
Borrowings
Total borrowings and net borrowings are detailed below (in millions): 

October 1,  
2011  
October 2,
2010  Change 
Current portion of borrowings   $ 3,055  $ 2,350    $ 705
Long-term borrowings   10,922   10,130   792
Total borrowings   13,977   12,480   1,497
Less: cash and cash equivalents   (3,185)   (2,722)   (463)
Net borrowings 
(1)
  $ 10,792  $ 9,758    $ 1,034
(1) Net borrowings is a non-GAAP financial measure.  See the discussion of non-GAAP financial 
measures that follows.   
The total borrowings shown above include $2,311 million and $2,586 million 
attributable to our consolidated international theme parks as of October 1, 2011 and 
October 2, 2010, respectively.  Cash and cash equivalents attributable to our 
consolidated international theme parks totaled $778 million and $657 million as of 
October 1, 2011 and October 2, 2010, respectively.   
Non-GAAP Financial Measures  
 This earnings release presents earnings per share excluding the impact of 
certain items, net borrowings, free cash flow, and aggregate segment operating 
income, all of which are important financial measures for the Company but are not 
financial measures defined by GAAP.  
 These measures should be reviewed in conjunction with the relevant GAAP 
financial measures and are not presented as alternative measures of earnings per 
share, borrowings, cash flow or net income as determined in accordance with 
GAAP.  Net borrowings, free cash flow, and aggregate segment operating income as 
we have calculated them may not be comparable to similarly titled measures 
reported by other companies.   
Earnings per share excluding certain items – The Company uses earnings per share 
excluding certain items to evaluate the performance of the Company’s operations 
exclusive of certain items that impact the comparability of results from period to 
period.  The Company believes that information about earnings per share exclusive 
of these impacts is useful to investors, particularly where the impact of the excluded 
items is significant in relation to reported earnings, because the measure allows for 
comparability between periods of the operating performance of the Company’s 
business and allows investors to evaluate the impact of these items separately from 
the impact of the operations of the business.  The following table reconciles reported 
earnings per share to earnings per share excluding certain items:   11
  Year Ended  Quarter Ended   

October 1, 
2011  
October 2, 
2010  Change 
October 1, 
2011  
October 2,
2010  Change 
Diluted EPS as reported  $ 2.52  $ 2.03  24 %  $ 0.58  $ 0.43  35 % 
Exclude:                          
    Restructuring and impairment charges
(1)
    −    0.09  nm        −   0.02  nm   
Other income 
(2)
    0.02 (0.05)  nm        −      −  nm   
Diluted EPS excluding certain items 
(3)
    $ 2.54  $ 2.07 23 %  $ 0.59  $ 0.45  31 % 
(1) Restructuring and impairment charges for the current quarter totaled $9 million primarily for radio FCC 
license impairments. Restructuring and impairment charges for the prior-year quarter totaled $58 million 
and were primarily for severance and related costs and write-offs related to the closure of a studio 
production facility.  
Restructuring and impairment charges for the current year totaled $55 million and consisted of severance 
and facilities costs totaling $39 million, a $10 million impairment charge related to the sale of assets and $6 
million for the radio FCC license impairment.  The assets that were sold had tax basis significantly in excess 
of the book value, resulting in a $44 million tax benefit on the restructuring and impairment charges.  
Restructuring and impairment charges for the prior year totaled $270 million and were related to 
organizational and cost structure initiatives primarily at our Studio Entertainment and Media Networks 
segments. Impairment charges were $132 million and consisted of write-offs of capitalized costs primarily 
related to abandoned film projects and the closure of a studio production facility and the ESPN Zones. 
Restructuring charges were $138 million and primarily reflected severance costs.
(2)  Other income for the current year consists of gains on the sales of Miramax and BASS ($75 million). The tax 
effect on these gains exceeded the pretax benefit resulting in a $32 million net loss.  Other income for the 
prior year consists of gains on the sales of our investments in television services in Europe ($75 million), an 
accounting gain related to the acquisition of the Disney Stores in Japan ($22 million), and a gain on the sale 
of the Power Rangers property ($43 million).  
(3)  Diluted EPS excluding certain items may not equal the sum of the column due to rounding. 
Net borrowings – The Company believes that information about net borrowings 
provides investors with a useful perspective on our financial condition.  Net 
borrowings reflect the subtraction of cash and cash equivalents from total 
borrowings.  Since we earn interest income on our cash balances that offsets a 
portion of the interest expense we pay on our borrowings, net borrowings can be 
used as a measure to gauge net interest expense.  In addition, a portion of our cash 
and cash equivalents is available to repay outstanding indebtedness when the 
indebtedness matures or when other circumstances arise.  However, we may not 
immediately apply cash and cash equivalents to the reduction of debt, nor do we 
expect that we would use all of our available cash and cash equivalents to repay 
debt in the ordinary course of business. 
Free cash flow – The Company uses free cash flow (cash provided by operations less 
investments in parks, resorts and other property), among other measures, to 
evaluate the ability of its operations to generate cash that is available for purposes 
other than capital expenditures.  Management believes that information about free 
cash flow provides investors with an important perspective on the cash available to 
service debt, make strategic acquisitions and investments and pay dividends or 
repurchase shares. 12
Aggregate segment operating income – The Company evaluates the performance of 
its operating segments based on segment operating income, and management uses 
aggregate segment operating income as a measure of the performance of operating 
businesses separate from non-operating factors.  The Company believes that 
information about aggregate segment operating income assists investors by allowing 
them to evaluate changes in the operating results of the Company’s portfolio of 
businesses separate from non-operational factors that affect net income, thus 
providing separate insight into both operations and the other factors that affect 
reported results.   
A reconciliation of segment operating income to net income is as follows (in 
millions): 
 Year Ended  Quarter Ended 
 October 1,  
2011 
October 2, 
2010 
 October 1,   
2011 
 October 2, 
2010 
Segment operating income $ 8,825    $ 7,586 $ 2,113 $ 1,717
Corporate and unallocated shared expenses  (459)  (420)  (124)   (138) 
Restructuring and impairment charges  (55)   (270)  (9)   (58) 
Other income   75   140  −      −
Net interest expense   (343)   (409)  (77)   (87) 
Income before income taxes   8,043  6,627  1,903   1,434
Income taxes  (2,785 )   (2,314 )   (652)   (468) 
Net income $ 5,258  $ 4,313  $ 1,251  $ 966
CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION 
In conjunction with this release, The Walt Disney Company will host a 
conference call today, November 10, 2011, at 5:00 PM EST/2:00 PM PST via a live 
Webcast.  To access the Webcast go to www.disney.com/investors.  The discussion 
will be available via replay through November 24, 2011 at 7:00 PM EST/4:00 PM 
PST. 13
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS 
 Management believes certain statements in this earnings release may constitute 
“forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation 
Reform Act of 1995.  These statements are made on the basis of management’s views 
and assumptions regarding future events and business performance as of the time the 
statements are made.  Management does not undertake any obligation to update these 
statements.   
 Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied.  Such 
differences may result from actions taken by the Company, including restructuring or 
strategic initiatives (including capital investments or asset acquisitions or dispositions), 
as well as from developments beyond the Company’s control, including:   
 changes in domestic and global economic conditions, competitive conditions 
and consumer preferences 
 adverse weather conditions or natural disasters; 
 health concerns; 
 international, political, or military developments; and
 technological developments. 
Such developments may affect travel and leisure businesses generally and 
may, among other things, affect: 
 the performance of the Company’s theatrical and home entertainment 
releases;
 the advertising market for broadcast and cable television programming;
 expenses of providing medical and pension benefits;
 demand for our products; and 
 performance of some or all company businesses either directly or through 
their impact on those who distribute our products.
 Additional factors are set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K 
for the year ended October 2, 2010 under Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” and subsequent 
reports.   14
The Walt Disney Company 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME 
(unaudited; in millions, except per share data) 
Year Ended  Quarter Ended 
October 1,  
2011 
October 2,
2010 
October 1,  
2011  
October 2, 
2010 

Revenues  $ 40,893  $ 38,063  $ 10,425    $ 9,742

Costs and expenses  (33,112) (31,337)  (8,558)   (8,221) 

Restructuring and impairment charges  (55)  (270)  (9)   (58) 

Other income  75   140      −      −

Net interest expense  (343) (409)  (77)   (87) 

Equity in the income of investees  585   440   122   58

Income before income taxes   8,043   6,627   1,903   1,434

Income taxes  (2,785)  (2,314)  (652)   (468) 

Net income  5,258   4,313   1,251   966

Less: Net income attributable to 
noncontrolling interests  (451)  (350)

(164) 

(131) 

Net income attributable to The Walt Disney 
Company (Disney)  $ 4,807    $ 3,963 $ 1,087

$ 835

Earnings per share attributable to Disney:                 
Diluted  $ 2.52    $ 2.03    $ 0.58  $ 0.43 

Basic  $ 2.56    $ 2.07    $ 0.59  $ 0.44 

Weighted average number of common and 
common equivalent shares outstanding:      

Diluted  1,909   1,948   1,864   1,941 

Basic 1,878 1,915 1,840 1,90915
The Walt Disney Company 
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS 
(unaudited; in millions, except per share data) 
  October 1, 
2011  
October 2, 
2010
ASSETS    
Current assets      
Cash and cash equivalents  $ 3,185    $ 2,722
Receivables  6,182    5,784
Inventories  1,595    1,442
Television costs  674    678
Deferred income taxes  1,487    1,018
Other current assets  634    581
 Total current assets  13,757    12,225
Film and television costs    4,357   4,773
Investments   2,435    2,513
Parks, resorts and other property, at cost    
Attractions, buildings and equipment  35,515    32,875
Accumulated depreciation  (19,572)    (18,373 )
15,943    14,502
Projects in progress  2,625    2,180
Land  1,127    1,124
Total parks, resorts and other property, at cost   19,695    17,806
Intangible assets, net 5,121    5,081
Goodwill   24,145    24,100
Other assets   2,614    2,708
    $ 72,124    $ 69,206

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY   
Current liabilities    
Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities $ 6,362    $ 6,109
Current portion of borrowings 3,055    2,350
Unearned royalties and other advances 2,671    2,541
 Total current liabilities  12,088    11,000
Borrowings 10,922    10,130
Deferred income taxes   2,866    2,630
Other long-term liabilities   6,795    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  30,296    28,736
Retained earnings 38,375    34,327
Accumulated other comprehensive loss  (2,630)    (1,881 )
66,041    61,182
Treasury stock, at cost, 937.8 million shares at October 1, 2011 
and 803.1 million shares at October 2, 2010 (28,656)    (23,663 )
Total Disney Shareholders’ equity  37,385    37,519
Noncontrolling interests   2,068    1,823
Total equity   39,453    39,342
    $ 72,124    $ 69,20616
The Walt Disney Company 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS 
(unaudited; in millions) 
  Year Ended 
    October 1,  
2011 
October 2, 
2010
OPERATING ACTIVITIES       
 Net income  $ 5,258 $ 4,313
Depreciation and amortization   1,841  1,713
Gains on dispositions   (75)  (118) 
Deferred income taxes   127 133
Equity in the income of investees   (585)  (440) 
Cash distributions received from equity investees   608  473
Net change in film and television costs   332  238
Equity-based compensation   423  391
Impairment charges   16  132
Other   188  9
        Changes in operating assets and liabilities:    
            Receivables  (518)  (686) 
            Inventories  (199)  (127) 
            Other assets  (189)  42
            Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities  (367)  649
            Income taxes  134  (144) 
 Cash provided by operations  6,994  6,578

INVESTING ACTIVITIES     
 Investments in parks, resorts and other property   (3,559)  (2,110) 
Proceeds from dispositions   564  170
       Acquisitions   (184)  (2,493) 
 Other   (107)  (90) 
 Cash used in investing activities   (3,286)  (4,523) 

FINANCING ACTIVITIES     
Commercial paper borrowings, net   393  1,190
Borrowings   2,350   −
Reduction of borrowings   (1,096)  (1,371) 
Dividends   (756)  (653) 
Repurchases of common stock   (4,993)  (2,669) 
Proceeds from exercise of stock options   1,128  1,133
Other   (259)  (293) 
Cash used in financing activities   (3,233)  (2,663) 

Impact of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents   (12)  (87) 

Increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   463  (695) 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year   2,722  3,417
Cash and cash equivalents, end of year   $ 3,185  $ 2,72217

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