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Walt Disney Co. (DIS)

Analysis of Inventory

Advanced level

Accounting Policy on Inventory

Inventory primarily includes vacation timeshare units, merchandise, food, materials and supplies. Carrying amounts of vacation ownership units are recorded at the lower of cost or net realizable value. Carrying amounts of merchandise, food, materials and supplies inventories are generally determined on a moving average cost basis and are recorded at the lower of cost or net realizable value.

Source: 10-K (filing date: 2019-11-20).

Inventory Disclosure

Walt Disney Co., balance sheet: inventory

US$ in millions

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Sep 28, 2019 Sep 29, 2018 Sep 30, 2017 Oct 1, 2016 Oct 3, 2015 Sep 27, 2014
Inventories 1,649  1,392  1,373  1,390  1,571  1,574 

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-11-23), 10-K (filing date: 2015-11-25), 10-K (filing date: 2014-11-19).

Item Description The company
Inventories Amount after valuation and LIFO reserves of inventory expected to be sold, or consumed within one year or operating cycle, if longer. Walt Disney Co.’s inventories increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.