Company:  SOTHEBYS (BID)
Form Type:  10-K
Filing Date:  2/28/2013 
CIK:  0000823094 
Address:  1334 YORK AVENUE 
City, State, Zip:  NEW YORK, New York 10021 
Telephone:  (212) 606-7000 
Fiscal Year:  10/04 
Last Trade
Last Trade: 
$42.74  
Change: 
2.09 (5.14%)  
Trade Time: 
Apr 24  
Market Cap: 
$2.95B
Description of Business
Sotheby�s (or, �the Company�) is a global art business whose operations are organized under three segments: Agency1, Principal2, and Finance. The Agency segment matches buyers and sellers of authenticated fine art, decorative art, and high-end jewelry (collectively, �art� or �works of art� or �artwork� or "property") through the auction or private sale process. The activities of the Principal segment include the sale of artworks that have been purchased opportunistically by Sotheby�s and, to a lesser extent, retail wine sales and the activities of Acquavella Modern Art (or �AMA�), an equity investee. The Finance segment conducts art-related financing activities by providing certain collectors and dealers with loans secured by works of art. To a lesser extent, Sotheby�s is also involved in brand licensing activities. A more detailed explanation of the activities of each of Sotheby�s segments, as well as its brand licensing activities, is provided below.
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  FORM 10-K
    PART I
      ITEM 1: DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS
      ITEM 1A: RISK FACTORS
      ITEM 1B: UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS
      ITEM 2: PROPERTIES
      ITEM 3: LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
      ITEM 4: MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES
    PART II
      ITEM 5: MARKET FOR THE REGISTRANT'S COMMON EQUITY AND ...
      ITEM 6: SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA
      ITEM 7: MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL ...
        LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
      ITEM 7A: QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT ...
      ITEM 8: FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA
        REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
        INCOME STATEMENT
        BALANCE SHEET
        CASH FLOW
        STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
        NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
          BALANCE SHEET
      ITEM 9: CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ...
      ITEM 9A: CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
      REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
    PART III
      ITEM 10: DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
      ITEM 12: SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND ...
    PART IV
      ITEM 15: EXHIBITS, FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES AND ...
    VALUATION AND QUALIFYING ACCOUNTS
    SIGNATURES
    EXHIBIT INDEX
  EXHIBIT 21
    SUBSIDIARIES
  EXHIBIT 23
    CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
  EXHIBIT 24
    POWER OF ATTORNEY
  EXHIBIT 31.1
    CERTIFICATION OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
  EXHIBIT 31.2
    CERTIFICATION OF CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
  EXHIBIT 32.1
    CERTIFICATION OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
  EXHIBIT 32.2
    CERTIFICATION OF CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
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