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Q4 2015

DWA Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Steven Cohen 153,700 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 11,696,200 sh (+0.86%)
Murray Stahl 25,200 sh (unchged)
Mason Hawkins 16,135,752 sh (-2.15%)
Murray Stahl 8,149,567 sh (-11.33%)
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Jim Simons 35,700 sh (New)
Mason Hawkins 16,180,252 sh (+0.28%)
PRIMECAP Management 11,696,200 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 14,400 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 7,210,884 sh (-11.52%)
Steven Cohen 4,900 sh (-96.81%)
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Q2 2016

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Paul Tudor Jones 359,595 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 569,119 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,304,500 sh (+3554.06%)
Mason Hawkins Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 11,374,000 sh (-2.75%)
Murray Stahl 4,848,112 sh (-32.77%)
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Industry: Entertainment » Media - Diversified  
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Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc creates and exploits family entertainment, including animated feature films, television series and specials, live entertainment properties and related consumer products.

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.

Guru Investment Theses on Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc

Longleaf Partners Small-Cap Fund Comments on Dreamworks Animation - Feb 22, 2017

DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ:DWA) (+55%, 5.06%), the film studio and multimedia company, was the Fund’s largest contributor for the year. We sold the position in the second quarter after Comcast announced an all cash acquisition for $41 per share. We started buying DreamWorks in the third quarter of 2014 at $19 per share following disappointing new movie releases. Our appraisal hinged on the valuable film library and DreamWorks’ growing success in TV and web content, as well as licensing. We partnered with a strong board led by Chairman Mellody Hobson and owner-operator CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, who built the company’s brands, developed a presence in China, managed costs, and ultimately monetized the company at full value with a 104% return for the Fund during our two year holding period.



From Longleaf Partners Small-Cap Fund fourth-quarter 2016 commentary.



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Southeastern Asset Management Comments on DreamWorks - Jul 20, 2016

As noted above, DreamWorks (NASDAQ:DWA) (+60%; +5.0%), the film studio and multimedia company, was the Fund’s largest holding and drove much of the return in the quarter, when Comcast announced an all cash acquisition for $41 per share. As our discipline dictates, we sold our stake when the price rose to our appraisal. DreamWorks was the kind of opportunity Southeastern hopes to find— a company with high quality, stable assets but volatile earnings being mispriced in a period when the market is rewarding companies with more predictable earnings and high dividend yields. We started buying DreamWorks in the third quarter of 2014 at $19 following disappointing new movie releases. Our appraisal hinged on the valuable film library and DreamWorks’ growing success in TV and web content as well as licensing. We partnered with a strong board and owner-operator CEO, who built the company’s brands, developed a presence in China, managed costs, and ultimately monetized the company at full value.



From Southeastern Asset Management's Small-Cap Fund Commentary.



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Southeastern Asset Management Comments on DreamWorks - Jul 20, 2016

As noted above, DreamWorks (NASDAQ:DWA) (+60%; +5.0%), the film studio and multimedia company, was the Fund’s largest holding and drove much of the return in the quarter, when Comcast announced an all cash acquisition for $41 per share. As our discipline dictates, we sold our stake when the price rose to our appraisal. DreamWorks was the kind of opportunity Southeastern hopes to find— a company with high quality, stable assets but volatile earnings being mispriced in a period when the market is rewarding companies with more predictable earnings and high dividend yields. We started buying DreamWorks in the third quarter of 2014 at $19 following disappointing new movie releases. Our appraisal hinged on the valuable film library and DreamWorks’ growing success in TV and web content as well as licensing. We partnered with a strong board and owner-operator CEO, who built the company’s brands, developed a presence in China, managed costs, and ultimately monetized the company at full value.



From Southeastern Asset Management's Small-Cap Fund second quarter 2016 commentary.



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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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Top Ranked Articles about Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc

Longleaf Partners Small-Cap Fund Comments on Dreamworks Animation Guru stock highlight
DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ:DWA) (+55%, 5.06%), the film studio and multimedia company, was the Fund’s largest contributor for the year. We sold the position in the second quarter after Comcast announced an all cash acquisition for $41 per share. We started buying DreamWorks in the third quarter of 2014 at $19 per share following disappointing new movie releases. Our appraisal hinged on the valuable film library and DreamWorks’ growing success in TV and web content, as well as licensing. We partnered with a strong board led by Chairman Mellody Hobson and owner-operator CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, who built the company’s brands, developed a presence in China, managed costs, and ultimately monetized the company at full value with a 104% return for the Fund during our two year holding period. Read more...
Southeastern Asset Management Comments on DreamWorks Guru stock highlight
As noted above, DreamWorks (NASDAQ:DWA) (+60%; +5.0%), the film studio and multimedia company, was the Fund’s largest holding and drove much of the return in the quarter, when Comcast announced an all cash acquisition for $41 per share. As our discipline dictates, we sold our stake when the price rose to our appraisal. DreamWorks was the kind of opportunity Southeastern hopes to find— a company with high quality, stable assets but volatile earnings being mispriced in a period when the market is rewarding companies with more predictable earnings and high dividend yields. We started buying DreamWorks in the third quarter of 2014 at $19 following disappointing new movie releases. Our appraisal hinged on the valuable film library and DreamWorks’ growing success in TV and web content as well as licensing. We partnered with a strong board and owner-operator CEO, who built the company’s brands, developed a presence in China, managed costs, and ultimately monetized the company at full value. Read more...
Southeastern Asset Management Comments on DreamWorks Guru stock highlight
As noted above, DreamWorks (NASDAQ:DWA) (+60%; +5.0%), the film studio and multimedia company, was the Fund’s largest holding and drove much of the return in the quarter, when Comcast announced an all cash acquisition for $41 per share. As our discipline dictates, we sold our stake when the price rose to our appraisal. DreamWorks was the kind of opportunity Southeastern hopes to find— a company with high quality, stable assets but volatile earnings being mispriced in a period when the market is rewarding companies with more predictable earnings and high dividend yields. We started buying DreamWorks in the third quarter of 2014 at $19 following disappointing new movie releases. Our appraisal hinged on the valuable film library and DreamWorks’ growing success in TV and web content as well as licensing. We partnered with a strong board and owner-operator CEO, who built the company’s brands, developed a presence in China, managed costs, and ultimately monetized the company at full value. Read more...
Mason Hawkins Slashes Stake in DreamWorks Animation Guru may have decided to cash in some of his profits after gaining a 16% return on his investment
Mason Hawkins (Trades, Portfolio) slashed his stake in DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ:DWA) by 89.20% on April 30. Read more...

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Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $989.9
EPS (TTM) $ 0.64
Short Percentage of Float5.40%
52-Week Range $17.02 - 41.13
Shares Outstanding (Mil)86.70

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Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 990 1,044
EPS ($) 0.55 0.86
EPS without NRI ($) 0.55 0.86
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Mario Gabelli’s 5 Biggest New Buys of 2nd Quarter Aug 11 2016 
Southeastern Asset Management Comments on DreamWorks Jul 20 2016 
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Mason Hawkins' Southeastern Management Largest Trades of the 2nd Quarter Jul 18 2016 

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