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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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Cash to Debt 0.08
DWA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. DWA: 0.08 )
DWA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.08   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.08

Equity to Asset 0.59
DWA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
77% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. DWA: 0.59 )
DWA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.85
Current: 0.59

0.05
0.85
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 2.47
M-Score: -2.82
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 (%) 10.80
DWA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.95 vs. DWA: 10.80 )
DWA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -36.18   Max: 40.66
Current: 10.8

-36.18
40.66
Net-margin (%) 7.79
DWA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.43 vs. DWA: 7.79 )
DWA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -62.18   Max: 30.89
Current: 7.79

-62.18
30.89
ROE (%) 3.92
DWA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.41 vs. DWA: 3.92 )
DWA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -23.9   Max: 40.27
Current: 3.92

-23.9
40.27
ROA (%) 2.42
DWA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.65 vs. DWA: 2.42 )
DWA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -27.64   Max: 27.75
Current: 2.42

-27.64
27.75
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.49
DWA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 26.79 vs. DWA: 7.49 )
DWA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -939.32   Max: 57.24
Current: 7.49

-939.32
57.24
Revenue Growth (%) -2.70
DWA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. DWA: -2.70 )
DWA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -16.5   Max: 29.7
Current: -2.7

-16.5
29.7
EBITDA Growth (%) -46.20
DWA's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. DWA: -46.20 )
DWA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -46.2   Max: 101.4
Current: -46.2

-46.2
101.4
EPS Growth (%) -30.80
DWA's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. DWA: -30.80 )
DWA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -30.8   Max: 125.9
Current: -30.8

-30.8
125.9
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

DWA Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 15,313 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 8,841 sh (New)
Ron Baron 2,307,119 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 8,661,400 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 11,551,748 sh (-1.34%)
Chuck Royce 483,600 sh (-35.24%)
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Q4 2013

DWA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 30,800 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,422 sh (New)
Ron Baron 4,353,964 sh (+88.72%)
PRIMECAP Management 8,661,400 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Murray Stahl 11,319,296 sh (-2.01%)
Chuck Royce 448,600 sh (-7.24%)
Steven Cohen 6,629 sh (-56.71%)
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Q1 2014

DWA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Mario Gabelli 10,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 328,700 sh (+967.21%)
Steven Cohen 46,486 sh (+601.25%)
Chuck Royce 448,600 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 8,660,800 sh (-0.01%)
Murray Stahl 11,084,179 sh (-2.08%)
Ron Baron 4,173,825 sh (-4.14%)
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Q2 2014

DWA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Murray Stahl 11,248,515 sh (+1.48%)
Chuck Royce 448,600 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 175,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 8,601,200 sh (-0.69%)
Ron Baron 3,480,077 sh (-16.62%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with DWA

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 Sold Out $22.57 - $28.61 $ 21.84-16%0
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 New Buy$26.02 - $35.74 $ 21.84-31%10000
Ron Baron 2013-12-31 Add 88.72%0.3%$27.05 - $35.74 $ 21.84-31%4353964
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Sold Out $27.05 - $35.74 $ 21.84-31%0
Ron Baron 2013-09-30 New Buy0.3%$23.71 - $30.03 $ 21.84-20%2307119
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy$23.71 - $30.03 $ 21.84-20%8841
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$18.24 - $25.72 $ 21.842%0
PRIMECAP Management 2013-03-31 Add 146.45%0.14%$16.16 - $19.17 $ 21.8426%8661400
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 New Buy0.01%$16.16 - $19.17 $ 21.8426%77141
Tom Gayner 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.09%$16.98 - $19.89 $ 21.8419%0
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$16.92 - $18.82 $ 21.8424%0
Tom Gayner 2012-03-31 Add 96%0.04%$17.03 - $20.65 $ 21.8427%98000
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Add 829.3%0.03%$17.03 - $20.65 $ 21.8427%111813
PRIMECAP Management 2012-03-31 Reduce -21.21%0.03%$17.03 - $20.65 $ 21.8427%3797285
Tom Gayner 2011-12-31 New Buy0.04%$16.57 - $20.12 $ 21.8422%50000
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 New Buy$16.57 - $20.12 $ 21.8422%12032
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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. (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. (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. (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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Top Ranked Articles about Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc

Baron Funds Comments on Dreamworks Animation
Dreamworks Animation SKG, Inc. (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) Read more...
Baron Funds Comments on Dreamworks Animation SKG
Dreamworks Animation SKG, Inc. (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) Read more...
Baron Funds Comments on DreamWorks Animation SKG
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (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. Read more...

Ratios

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P/B 1.36
DWA's P/B is ranked higher than
81% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. DWA: 1.36 )
DWA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 5.33
Current: 1.36

1.01
5.33
P/S 2.96
DWA's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. DWA: 2.96 )
DWA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.85   Max: 8.51
Current: 2.96

1.85
8.51
EV-to-EBIT -64.84
DWA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
53% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 21.78 vs. DWA: -64.84 )
DWA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.5   Max: 303.3
Current: -64.84

5.5
303.3
Shiller P/E 22.55
DWA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. DWA: 22.55 )
DWA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.53   Max: 30.37
Current: 22.55

10.53
30.37
Current Ratio 2.61
DWA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. DWA: 2.61 )
DWA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 16.88
Current: 2.61

2.3
16.88
Quick Ratio 0.78
DWA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. DWA: 0.78 )
DWA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 9.39
Current: 0.78

0.35
9.39

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.90
DWA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
85% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.84 vs. DWA: 1.90 )
DWA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 4.97
Current: 1.9

1.05
4.97
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.99
DWA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. DWA: 1.99 )
DWA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 2.08
Current: 1.99

0.59
2.08
Price/Median PS Value 0.89
DWA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. DWA: 0.89 )
DWA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 2.32
Current: 0.89

0.56
2.32
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.40
DWA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
55% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. DWA: 0.40 )
DWA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 18.1
Current: 0.4

0.3
18.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.60
DWA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. DWA: 0.60 )
DWA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 23.9
Current: 0.6

0.4
23.9

Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Media - Diversified
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Dreamworks Animation SKG, Inc., is a Delaware Corporation. The Company creates family entertainment, including animated feature films, television specials and series, live entertainment properties and related consumer products, meant for audiences around the world. Its films are distributed in theatrical, home entertainment and television markets on a worldwide basis by Paramount Pictures Corporation, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. The Company generally retains all other rights to exploit its films, including commercial tie-in and promotional rights with respect to each film, as well as merchandising, interactive, literary publishing, music publishing and soundtrack rights. In addition, the Company continues to expand its business of creating high-quality entertainment through the development and production of non-theatrical special content such as television specials and series, live theatrical stage performances and online virtual world games based on characters from its feature films. The Company conducts its business mainly in two studios—in Glendale, California, and in Redwood City, California. Its films and other projects compete on a level with all forms of entertainment and even other consumer leisure activities.
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