The Walt Disney Company Reports First Financial Annual Loss in Over 40 Years
For the first time in over forty years, Disney has reported an annual net loss.
Disney reported fiscal fourth-quarter losses Thursday of $710 million, or 39 cents a share, its second consecutive quarterly loss on a GAAP basis. Disney had not previously reported a quarterly loss since April 2001, when a large charge for the shuttering of the Go.com online platform effort caused it to go into the red.
For the full fiscal year, Disney recorded a GAAP net loss of $2.83 billion. Disney has not reported an annual GAAP loss in FactSet records that date to 1980, and has not reported two consecutive quarterly losses on records dating back to 1996.