What is real? You may find yourself today going over headlines that claim computer animation studio Pixar
Let's go over the past few quarters to show you what I mean. See if you can spot the trend in how Pixar's bottom line pans out relative to what Wall Street's number crunchers expect.
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So with the market's allegedly brightest minds hovering around the $0.24-a-share mark for Pixar's third-quarter earnings -- and the company producing profits of $0.38 -- shouldn't we be seeing some edgier headlines? You know, stuff like:
- Wall Street Blows It Again
- Mr. Market's a Mongrel
- Wake Up, Analysts!
Naturally this stellar quarter came to a close even before The Incredibles handed Pixar its highest grossing opening weekend ever last week. You might want to wipe off that drool after going over the company's income statement and its awe-inspiring 50.4% in net profit margins. You might want to check your inspiration at the door when you begin to think about what the company will be capable of when it no longer has to split its profits with Disney
There are naturally concerns with any company, and Pixar can't escape that. Rival DreamWorks Animation
Those are some questions worth chewing on in the future, but today's question is directed toward the market prognosticators. When will you get it right?
Why do you think Pixar always seems to lap the market? Have you seen Pixar's latest release? Will a Hollywood release schedule loaded with big holiday flicks slow it down? All this and more -- on the Pixar discussion board. Only on Fool.com.
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz owns all of the Pixar releases on DVD. Yes, he owns shares of Pixar too -- and Disney.