Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests for the year increased $40 million to $491 million and for the quarter decreased $18 million to $146 million. The increase for the year was due to improved operating results at ESPN and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort partially offset by lower operating results at Disneyland Paris including the impact of the DLP debt charge. The decrease for the quarter was driven by the impact of the DLP debt charge.
Cash provided by operations and free cash flow were as follows (in millions):
|Cash provided by operations||$||7,966||$||6,994||$||972|
Investments in parks, resorts and other property
|Free cash flow (1)||$||4,182||$||3,435||$||747|