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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.23
DWA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
71% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. DWA: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
DWA' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 4.40 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.23
Equity to Asset 0.57
DWA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. DWA: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
DWA' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.74 Max: 0.85
Current: 0.57
0.05
0.85
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.98
M-Score: -2.85
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) -33.90
DWA's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.33 vs. DWA: -33.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
DWA' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43.83  Med: 18.41 Max: 37.97
Current: -33.9
-43.83
37.97
Net-margin (%) -43.34
DWA's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.94 vs. DWA: -43.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
DWA' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.22  Med: 16.56 Max: 28.46
Current: -43.34
-45.22
28.46
ROE (%) -31.03
DWA's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. DWA: -31.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
DWA' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.18  Med: 9.22 Max: 21.28
Current: -31.03
-24.18
21.28
ROA (%) -17.55
DWA's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. DWA: -17.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
DWA' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.59  Med: 6.59 Max: 16.74
Current: -17.55
-14.59
16.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -24.43
DWA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.25 vs. DWA: -24.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
DWA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.82  Med: 11.01 Max: 42.1
Current: -24.43
-26.82
42.1
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -1.00
DWA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. DWA: -1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DWA' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.5  Med: 1.30 Max: 29.7
Current: -1
-16.5
29.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 39.70
DWA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. DWA: 39.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DWA' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -35.2  Med: 19.95 Max: 101.4
Current: 39.7
-35.2
101.4
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Guru Trades

Q4 2014

DWA Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Mason Hawkins 9,461,377 sh (+95.19%)
Donald Yacktman 10,200 sh (+25.15%)
PRIMECAP Management 11,596,400 sh (+20.84%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Murray Stahl 10,893,498 sh (-6.40%)
Chuck Royce 311,654 sh (-30.53%)
Ron Baron 500,000 sh (-82.27%)
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Q1 2015

DWA Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Steven Cohen 100 sh (New)
Mason Hawkins 15,903,175 sh (+68.09%)
Donald Yacktman 13,500 sh (+32.35%)
Murray Stahl 25,200 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 11,596,200 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron Sold Out
Chuck Royce 296,054 sh (-5.01%)
Murray Stahl 10,249,346 sh (-5.91%)
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Q2 2015

DWA Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Mason Hawkins 16,450,261 sh (+3.44%)
PRIMECAP Management 11,596,200 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 25,200 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Donald Yacktman Sold Out
Murray Stahl 10,136,939 sh (-1.10%)
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Q3 2015

DWA Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Mason Hawkins 16,489,738 sh (+0.24%)
Murray Stahl 25,200 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 11,596,200 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 9,190,742 sh (-9.33%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc

Longleaf Partners Comments on DreamWorks Animation - Jan 25, 2016

A top contributor to the Fund, film studio DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ:DWA) gained 16% for the year after a substantial 48% rise in the fourth quarter—an example of how quickly payoff patterns can move. The company had a box office success with the late March release of the movie Home, which continued to do well in home video and streaming. In December, DreamWorks announced a co-production deal with DHX Media, demonstrating that the company’s efforts to develop television content has progressed into recurring revenues. The New Media segment, which contains AwesomenessTV, had impressive revenue growth and margins. License renewals helped drive strong revenue and earnings growth in the consumer division. CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg’s push in the Chinese film distribution market via the 45% Oriental DreamWorks JV has potential for meaningful upside.



From Longleaf Partners Small-Cap Fund Commentary for 4th quarter 2015.



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Longleaf Partners Comments on DreamWorks Animation - Oct 28, 2015

Film studio DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ:DWA) was down 34% in the quarter. A change in accounting for DreamPlace sales, currency impacts, and slower-than-expected merchandise licensing agreements cut in half revenue guidance for its developing Consumer Products division. We believe merchandise licensing will gain traction over time and deliver more recurring revenues, offering significant upside to our DreamWorks appraisal. DreamWorks’ other core businesses performed well. The strong results of the feature film Home highlights the company’s creative talent in generating engaging content that will build the film library. In addition, newer growth initiatives in the Television segment continued to ramp strongly, and the New Media segment, which contains AwesomenessTV, doubled revenues with strong gross margins.



From Longleaf Partners' third quarter 2015 commentary.



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Baron Funds Comments on Dreamworks Animation - May 12, 2014

Dreamworks Animation SKG, Inc. (NASDAQ:DWA) is a leading developer, producer and marketer of animated films, TV shows and home entertainment. The company also merchandises and licenses its characters globally. Shares of Dreamworks were down in the first quarter based on slightly lower than anticipated results associated with the movie "Turbo." We believe shares will recover based on this summer's upcoming release of the sequel to the blockbuster "How to Train Your Dragon" and as the market comes to understand the opportunity for Dreamworks to significantly grow its TV and consumer licensing businesses going forward. (Ashim Mehra)



From Baron Funds' first quarter 2014 letter to shareholders.



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Baron Funds Comments on Dreamworks Animation SKG - May 02, 2014

Dreamworks Animation SKG, Inc. (NASDAQ:DWA) is a leading developer, producer, and marketer of animated films, TV shows, and home entertainment. The company also merchandises and licenses its characters globally. Dreamworks achieved slightly lower than anticipated results with the movie "Turbo." This summer's release of "How to Train Your Dragon 2" and the potential for its growing TV and licensing businesses should boost results. (Ashim Mehra)



From Baron Funds' first quarter 2014 letter to investors.



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Top Ranked Articles about Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc

Longleaf Partners Comments on DreamWorks Animation Guru stock highlight
A top contributor to the Fund, film studio DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ:DWA) gained 16% for the year after a substantial 48% rise in the fourth quarter—an example of how quickly payoff patterns can move. The company had a box office success with the late March release of the movie Home, which continued to do well in home video and streaming. In December, DreamWorks announced a co-production deal with DHX Media, demonstrating that the company’s efforts to develop television content has progressed into recurring revenues. The New Media segment, which contains AwesomenessTV, had impressive revenue growth and margins. License renewals helped drive strong revenue and earnings growth in the consumer division. CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg’s push in the Chinese film distribution market via the 45% Oriental DreamWorks JV has potential for meaningful upside. Read more...
Longleaf Partners Comments on DreamWorks Animation Guru stock highlight
Film studio DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ:DWA) was down 34% in the quarter. A change in accounting for DreamPlace sales, currency impacts, and slower-than-expected merchandise licensing agreements cut in half revenue guidance for its developing Consumer Products division. We believe merchandise licensing will gain traction over time and deliver more recurring revenues, offering significant upside to our DreamWorks appraisal. DreamWorks’ other core businesses performed well. The strong results of the feature film Home highlights the company’s creative talent in generating engaging content that will build the film library. In addition, newer growth initiatives in the Television segment continued to ramp strongly, and the New Media segment, which contains AwesomenessTV, doubled revenues with strong gross margins. Read more...
Mason Hawkins Increases Holdings in CNX and DWA
Mason Hawkins (Trades, Portfolio), Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Southeastern Asset Management increased his holdings in two positions in his portfolio of 30 stocks total, with a value currently at $18.33 billion and a quarter-over-quarter turnover rate of 12%. Read more...

Ratios

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Forward P/E 43.86
DWA's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
94% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.79 vs. DWA: 43.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.76
DWA's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 570 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. DWA: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
DWA' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.01  Med: 2.09 Max: 4.77
Current: 1.76
1.01
4.77
P/S 2.24
DWA's P/S is ranked lower than
63% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. DWA: 2.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
DWA' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.77  Med: 3.17 Max: 8.51
Current: 2.24
1.77
8.51
EV-to-EBITDA 4.70
DWA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
83% of the 506 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.92 vs. DWA: 4.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
DWA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.4  Med: 5.40 Max: 21.4
Current: 4.7
2.4
21.4
Shiller P/E 38.34
DWA's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
75% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.25 vs. DWA: 38.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
DWA' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.09  Med: 21.72 Max: 48.83
Current: 38.34
15.09
48.83
Current Ratio 3.82
DWA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. DWA: 3.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DWA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.3  Med: 5.53 Max: 16.88
Current: 3.82
2.3
16.88
Quick Ratio 1.57
DWA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. DWA: 1.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DWA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 2.12 Max: 9.39
Current: 1.57
0.35
9.39
Days Inventory 451.83
DWA's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
98% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.74 vs. DWA: 451.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
DWA' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 457.98  Med: 575.58 Max: 773.14
Current: 451.83
457.98
773.14
Days Sales Outstanding 100.58
DWA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
68% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 72.10 vs. DWA: 100.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
DWA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 19.95 Max: 85.61
Current: 100.58
1.12
85.61
Days Payable 4.86
DWA's Days Payable is ranked lower than
90% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 45.60 vs. DWA: 4.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
DWA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.02  Med: 4.20 Max: 9.7
Current: 4.86
2.02
9.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 3.26
DWA's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.58 vs. DWA: 3.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
DWA' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.57  Med: 3.32 Max: 6.61
Current: 3.26
1.57
6.61
Price/Tangible Book 2.65
DWA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
53% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. DWA: 2.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
DWA' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 2.42 Max: 4.96
Current: 2.65
1.05
4.96
Price/Projected FCF 5.58
DWA's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
88% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. DWA: 5.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
DWA' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.24 Max: 6.15
Current: 5.58
0.59
6.15
Price/Median PS Value 0.71
DWA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. DWA: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
DWA' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.03 Max: 2.44
Current: 0.71
0.57
2.44
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -12.62
DWA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. DWA: -12.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
DWA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.62  Med: 7.00 Max: 17.9
Current: -12.62
-12.62
17.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 13.52
DWA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.94 vs. DWA: 13.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
DWA' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.1  Med: -6.00 Max: 17.4
Current: 13.52
-25.1
17.4

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $831
EPS $ -4.21
Beta1.06
Short Percentage of Float31.72%
52-Week Range $17.02 - 29.75
Shares Outstanding(Mil)85.95

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 862 971
EPS($) -0.67 0.50
EPS without NRI($) -0.67 0.50

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Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Media - Diversified
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Traded in other countries:FKP.Germany, DWA.Mexico,
Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc is a Delaware Corporation incorporated on October 28, 2004. The Company creates and exploits family entertainment, including animated feature films, television series and specials, live entertainment properties and related consumer products. The Company operates through the following segments: Feature Films which consists of the development, production and exploitation of feature films in the theatrical, television, home entertainment and digital markets; Television Series and Specials which consists of the development, production and exploitation of television, direct-to-video and other non-theatrical content in the television, home entertainment and digital markets; Consumer Products which consists of merchandising and licensing activities related to the exploitation of its intellectual property rights; and All Other which consists of all other segments, primarily ATV and live performances. It has released a total of 27 animated feature films, including the franchise properties Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon. In addition to the creation of feature films, it is engaged in a number of initiatives to more fully exploit its franchise and other properties. One of these initiatives is the development and production of episodic series. The Company has recently entered into long-term agreements with Netflix and certain foreign television broadcasters to deliver existing and future series over the next several years. It conducts its business in two studios: in Glendale, California and in Redwood City, California. It is currently producing six animated feature films for release in 2014 and 2015. Its films and other projects compete on a broad level with all forms of entertainment and other consumer leisure activities. Its competition for film audiences generally comes from other wide-release "event" films released into the theatrical market at or near the same time as its films.
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Headlines

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Longleaf Partners Comments on DreamWorks Animation Jan 25 2016 
Longleaf Partners Small-Cap Fund Commentary 4th Quarter Jan 24 2016 
Longleaf Partners Comments on DreamWorks Animation Oct 28 2015 
Longleaf Partners Small-Cap Fund Commentary 3Q 2015 Oct 28 2015 
Longleaf Partners Fund Assesses Third Quarter Oct 28 2015 
Longleaf Small Cap Fund Shareholder Letter Sep 12 2015 
Hazelton Capital Partners: Second Quarter Letter Aug 13 2015 
Longleaf Partners Small-Cap Fund Commentary Q2 2015 Jul 13 2015 
Dreamworks Is Clearly Undervalued If You Review It By Segment Jul 13 2015 
ACI Partnership Fund: A Needle in the Haystack Jul 01 2015 

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