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Subject: Disney Q1 1999 (quarter ended 12/98) Date: 5/10/1999 6:20 PM
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Tom Gardner's Disney analysis:

Financial Analysis Company Being Evaluated Competitor #1 Competitor #2 Competitor #3

Disney Time Warner Viacom Yahoo!
Current Period Year-ago Period Year-over-Year Current Period Current Period Current Period
2/16/99 2/16/98 Growth 3/26/99 3/31/99 4/26/99
Income Statement . . .
Sales 6,589 6,339 3.9% 14,582 12,096 203
Cost of Goods Sold 3,525 3,000 17.5% 8,210 8,506 27
Net Income 622 755 -17.6% 168 (122) 26
Shares Outstanding 2,076 2,067 0.4%

Balance Sheet . . .
Cash & Equivalents 1,194 887 34.6% 442 767 433
Current Assets 10,794 11,213 -3.7% 5,449 5,065 467
Short-term Debt 2,028 1,927 5.2% 19 377 0
Current Liabilies 7,229 6,831 5.8% 4,618 5,633 80
Long-term Debt 11,077 12,003 -7.7% 10,925 3,813 0
1 1 1Competitors
Margins & Ratios . . .
Gross Margins 46.5% 52.7% -6.2 43.7% 29.7% 86.7% 53.4%
Net Margins 9.4% 11.9% -2.5 1.2% -1.0% 12.8% 4.3%
Cash-to-Debt 0.09 0.06 43.1% 0.04 0.18 No Debt! 0.11
Net Cash -11911.0 -13043.0 N/A -10502.0 -3423.0 433.0 -4497.3
Fool Flow Ratio 1.85 2.11 -12.3% 1.09 0.82 0.43 0.78


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Ranking Rule Makers

1) Brand Points (0-1) 3) Financial Direction Points (0-3)
Familiarity 1 Sales Growth 0
Openness 1 Gross Margins 0
Optimism 1 Net Margins 1
Legitimacy 1 Shares Outstandin 2
Inevitability 1 Cash-to-Debt 2
Solitariness 0 Fool Flow Ratio 3
Humor 1 Expansion Potenti 2
Subtotal 6 Subtotal 10

2) Financial Location Points (0-2) 4) Monopoly Status Points (0-4)
Mass Market Habit 2 Gross Margins 0
Gross Margins 1 Net Margins 4
Net Margins 1 Net Cash 0
Cash-to-Debt 0 Fool Flow Ratio 0
Fool Flow Ratio 0 Convenience 2
Your Interest 2 Subtotal 6
Subtotal 6
5) Your Enjoyment 1

Total Score 29 Fourth Tier
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