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Debt and Equity Characteristics

Please help me for this assignment,
look at the most recent Balance Sheets and the Notes to the Financial Statements for Coca Cola and Walt Disney and Compare and contrast the characteristics of the debt and equity instruments used by the two selected companies.(500 words)
http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/investors/excel/Balance_Sheet_2009.xls

http://corporate.disney.go.com/media/investors/form_10q_q1_fy2009.pdf

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Please help me for this assignment,
look at the most recent Balance Sheets and the Notes to the Financial Statements for Coca Cola and Walt Disney and Compare and contrast the characteristics of the debt and equity instruments used by the two selected companies.(500 words)

As per wikipedia The Walt Disney Company is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. As per money central.com "The Walt Disney Company business segments are Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, and Consumer Products.
Disney's Capital structure (Debt and equity instruments) is as follows:
In$mn
Long term Liabilities of Disney as on 2009
Borrowings 12,232
Deferred income taxes 2,380
Other long-term liabilities 3,770
Minority interests 1,260
Shareholders' equity
Common stock, $.01 par value
Authorized - 3.6 billion shares, Issued - 2.6 billion shares 26,662
Retained earnings 28,575
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) 77
55,314
Treasury stock, at cost, 780.3 million shares at December 27,
2008 and 777.1 million shares at September 27, 2008 -22,659

Total Equity 32,655

As per the above table Disney's borrowings are $12232 mn and it has other ...

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