Where to find historical finanacial statements?

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  1. SethH

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    Howdy, I'm working on a project and I'm looking for historical financial statements for Disney. Apparently the SEC only requires companies to post data going back for 5 years. I need a lot more than that. I've searched Google and I've also searched some academic journals and databases through my school's library, but with no success. I'm sure this information is out there somewhere, I just don't know where to look anymore.

    Any direction would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. ScottHH

    ScottHH Stunt Coordinator

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    Here are 5 ideas for you:

    Disney's website has annual reports going back to 1995, with financial data going back to 1993.

    You can search the EDGAR database at www.sec.gov They have Disney 10k's going back to the one for the year ending September 30, 1996, which has full financial statements for 1995 and 1996, and summary info going back to 1992.

    Your library probably has The Value Line Investment Survey, which has 10 years of summary historical information.

    You could call an equity analyst. If you have an account at the firm, or a legitimate academic need, they should be willing to send you their model.

    You could call the company: Wendy Webb, 818-560-5758 is listed at the investor relations contact.
     
  3. Peter Burtch

    Peter Burtch Stunt Coordinator

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    Try asking your reference librarian/interlibrary loan librarian to borrow the print reports you need for the Walt Disney Company. Value line won't likely have what you need for Disney. Most public libraries will borrow them for you if they don't own them within their system. But keep in mind the circulation status will vary among institutions. Here's one bibliograpic record I found on my system at work:


    Author, etc.: Walt Disney Productions.
    Title: [Annual report]
    Extent of publication: -1985.
    Publisher: Burbank, Calif.
    Type of material: Serial

    Notes: Report year ends Sept. 30.
    Later title: Walt Disney Company. Annual report.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Location: Storage Facility
    Call number: 338.741 D611

    Library has: 1971-1985
    Status: Not checked out

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    These are the libraries which supposedly own the annual reports-
    IL NORTHWESTERN UNIV INU

    IL EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIV IAD
    IL ELMHURST COL ICV

    CA NATIONAL UNIV LIBR CNU
    CA UNIV OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE CUI
    CA UNIV OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CSL

    DC SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION SMI

    FL MANATEE CNTY PUB LIBR SYST FMA

    GA VALDOSTA STATE UNIV 2000- GYG

    KS FORT HAYS STATE UNIV KFH
    KS WICHITA STATE UNIV KSW

    MA OLD COLONY LIBR NETWORK OCD

    MI MICHIGAN STATE UNIV 1992 EEM
    MI NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIV Retains latest edition. EZN

    MS MISSISSIPPI COL MCM

    NJ PRINCETON UNIV PUL

    NY MCGRAW HILL CO, INC, THE YIM

    OH KENT STATE UNIV 1996 KSU

    OK TULSA CITY-CNTY LIBR 1998-2000,2002-2003 TUL

    PA PEIRCE COL LIBR Retains current year ... PR$

    SC UNIV OF S CAROLINA SUC

    SD SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIV SDB

    TX TEXAS WESLEYAN UNIV, E & J L WEST LIBR TWC
    TX UNIV OF TEXAS AT PERMIAN BASIN TXO

    WA UNIV OF WASHINGTON LIBR

    Hope that helps.

    -P
     

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