Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, animated movie house DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ:DWA) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at DreamWorks' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

DreamWorks facts

Headquarters (founded)

Glendale, Calif. (1985)

Market Cap

$2.66 billion


Movies and Entertainment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$746.9 million


Co-Founder/CEO Jeffery Katzenberg

CFO Lewis Coleman


Antz, Bee Movie, Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, Monsters vs. Aliens

Compound Annual Revenue and Net Income Growth (over last three years)

23.7% and 25.9%


$348.8 million/$70.1 million


Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS)


CAPS Members Bullish on DWA Also Bullish on

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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

Over on CAPS, 535 of the 585 members who have rated DreamWorks -- some 91% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars mrindependent and ProfyB, both of whom are ranked in the top 6% of our community.

Just yesterday, mrindependent reminded Fools that DreamWorks "is a great company with a leading niche in a growth industry." Our All-Star concludes: "The long-term future should be bright at the current entry price seems reasonable at 15 times trailing earnings and 2.45 times book value."

In a pitch from two weeks ago, ProfyB helps animate the opportunity. Here's an excerpt from a much longer write up:

Most of these movies are extremely profitable ... and the ones that weren't at least made some profit. ... Based on DreamWorks' future lineup, they seem committed to both cashing in on past successes ... as well as attempting new ideas. ...

DreamWorks also has been looking into alternative sources of income, they're licensing their characters much like Marvel. …

Dreamworks has almost 4 times as much equity as liabilities, almost no long term debt, and plenty of cash. ... At a rate of 2 movies a year (1 cash cow and 1 new IP) and the possibility of new profitable series like Shrek, I think DreamWorks' growth is going to be pretty amazing.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. DreamWorks, Marvel, and Disney are Motley Fool Stock Advisor selections. Disney is also an Inside Value pick. Coca-Cola is a choice of both Income Investor and Inside Value. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.