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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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Cash to Debt 0.20
DWA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
75% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. DWA: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
DWA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 4.23 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.2
Equity to Asset 0.54
DWA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. DWA: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
DWA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.75 Max: 0.85
Current: 0.54
0.05
0.85
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 2.48
M-Score: -2.95
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 : 4/10

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Operating margin (%) -37.78
DWA's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.56 vs. DWA: -37.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
DWA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -55.58  Med: 15.53 Max: 40.66
Current: -37.78
-55.58
40.66
Net-margin (%) -45.81
DWA's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. DWA: -45.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
DWA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -62.18  Med: 7.79 Max: 30.89
Current: -45.81
-62.18
30.89
ROE (%) -28.32
DWA's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. DWA: -28.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
DWA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -227.49  Med: 5.33 Max: 81.77
Current: -28.32
-227.49
81.77
ROA (%) -16.18
DWA's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. DWA: -16.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
DWA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -27.68  Med: 3.76 Max: 35.12
Current: -16.18
-27.68
35.12
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -24.55
DWA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 13.57 vs. DWA: -24.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
DWA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -26.82  Med: 7.71 Max: 66.18
Current: -24.55
-26.82
66.18
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -1.00
DWA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. DWA: -1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DWA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
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
91% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. DWA: 39.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DWA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -35.2  Med: 19.95 Max: 101.4
Current: 39.7
-35.2
101.4
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

DWA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Mason Hawkins 4,847,364 sh (New)
Donald Yacktman 8,150 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 9,596,400 sh (+11.57%)
Murray Stahl 11,638,516 sh (+3.47%)
Chuck Royce 448,600 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 2,820,064 sh (-18.97%)
Steven Cohen 72,400 sh (-58.63%)
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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%)
Mason Hawkins 8,548,945 sh (+76.36%)
Murray Stahl 10,893,498 sh (unchged)
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%)
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%)
Mason Hawkins 9,461,377 sh (+49.72%)
Mason Hawkins 14,165,846 sh (+49.72%)
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%)
Murray Stahl 25,200 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 11,596,200 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Donald Yacktman Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Murray Stahl 10,136,939 sh (-1.10%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc

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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Baron Funds Comments on DreamWorks Animation SKG - Nov 22, 2013

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NASDAQ:DWA), a company founded by CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg and David Geffen, is a leading developer and producer of animated films, TV shows and home entertainment. We have invested in and analyzed character-based businesses in the past (Marvel Entertainment, Pixar Animation Studios), and believe the market is undervaluing DreamWorks' content and character library, as well as its opportunity to significantly expand its high-margin consumer licensing business.

From Ron Baron’s Baron Funds third quarter 2013 letter.


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Ratios

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Forward P/E 31.35
DWA's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
82% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.39 vs. DWA: 31.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.65
DWA's P/B is ranked higher than
56% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. DWA: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
DWA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.01  Med: 2.17 Max: 5.23
Current: 1.65
1.01
5.23
P/S 2.34
DWA's P/S is ranked lower than
60% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. DWA: 2.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
DWA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.85  Med: 3.18 Max: 8.51
Current: 2.34
1.85
8.51
Current Ratio 5.27
DWA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. DWA: 5.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DWA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.3  Med: 5.54 Max: 16.88
Current: 5.27
2.3
16.88
Quick Ratio 2.11
DWA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. DWA: 2.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DWA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 2.13 Max: 9.39
Current: 2.11
0.35
9.39
Days Inventory 501.49
DWA's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
98% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. DWA: 501.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
DWA' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 184.98  Med: 520.60 Max: 773.14
Current: 501.49
184.98
773.14
Days Sales Outstanding 85.48
DWA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
63% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 66.03 vs. DWA: 85.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
DWA' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 1.12  Med: 29.35 Max: 179.71
Current: 85.48
1.12
179.71

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 3.69
DWA's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. DWA: 3.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
DWA' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.57  Med: 3.34 Max: 6.61
Current: 3.69
1.57
6.61
Price/Tangible Book 2.50
DWA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
52% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. DWA: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
DWA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.05  Med: 2.45 Max: 4.96
Current: 2.5
1.05
4.96
Price/Projected FCF 4.80
DWA's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
85% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. DWA: 4.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
DWA' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.19 Max: 6.15
Current: 4.8
0.59
6.15
Price/Median PS Value 0.74
DWA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. DWA: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
DWA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.03 Max: 2.43
Current: 0.74
0.59
2.43
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -12.36
DWA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. DWA: -12.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
DWA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -12.89  Med: 7.15 Max: 18.1
Current: -12.36
-12.89
18.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 15.61
DWA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.21 vs. DWA: 15.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
DWA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -26.4  Med: -5.50 Max: 20.8
Current: 15.61
-26.4
20.8

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 797 999
EPS($) -0.43 0.67
EPS without NRI($) -0.43 0.67

Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Media - Diversified
Compare:VIA, NWS, VIVHY, MSG, DISCA » details
Traded in other countries:DWA.Mexico, FKP.Germany,
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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