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Analysis of Revenues
Revenue Recognition Accounting Policy
Television advertising revenues are recognized when commercials are aired. Affiliate fee revenue is recognized as services are provided based on per subscriber rates set out in agreements with Multi-channel Video Programming Distributors (MVPD) and the number of MVPD subscribers.
Revenues from theme park ticket sales are recognized when the tickets are used. Revenues from annual pass sales are recognized ratably over the period for which the pass is available for use.
Revenues from the theatrical distribution of motion pictures are recognized when motion pictures are exhibited. Revenues from home entertainment sales, net of anticipated returns and customer incentives, are recognized on the later of the delivery date or the date that the product can be sold by retailers. Revenues from the licensing of feature films and television programming are recorded when the content is available for telecast by the licensee and when certain other conditions are met. Revenues from the sale of electronic formats of feature films and television programming are recognized when the product is received by the consumer.
Merchandise licensing advances and guarantee royalty payments are recognized based on the contractual royalty rate when the licensed product is sold by the licensee. Non-refundable advances and minimum guarantee royalty payments in excess of royalties earned are generally recognized as revenue at the end of the contract period.
Revenues from Disney’s branded online and mobile operations are recognized as services are rendered. Advertising revenues at Disney’s internet operations or associated with the distribution of the video content online are recognized when advertisements are delivered online.
Taxes collected from customers and remitted to governmental authorities are presented in the Consolidated Statements of Income on a net basis.
Source: 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-21).
Revenues as Reported
Walt Disney Co., Income Statement, Revenues
USD $ in millions
|12 months ended||Sep 29, 2018||Sep 30, 2017||Oct 1, 2016||Oct 3, 2015||Sep 27, 2014||Sep 28, 2013|
|Parks and Resorts|
|Consumer Products & Interactive Media|
|Consolidated revenues, third parties|
Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2013-11-20).
|Consolidated revenues, third parties||Amount of revenue recognized from goods sold, services rendered, insurance premiums, or other activities that constitute an earning process. Includes, but is not limited to, investment and interest income before deduction of interest expense when recognized as a component of revenue, and sales and trading gain (loss).||Walt Disney Co.’s consolidated revenues, third parties declined from 2016 to 2017 but then increased from 2017 to 2018 exceeding 2016 level.|