DreamWorks Animation SKG
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), DreamWorks Animation SKG crushed expectations on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly. GAAP earnings per share contracted to a loss.
Margins shrank across the board.
DreamWorks Animation SKG notched revenue of $264.7 million. The nine analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated sales of $213.2 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $219.0 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at -$0.98. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast -$0.03 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.98 for Q4 compared to $0.28 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was -33.7%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -48.0%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -31.3%, much worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $137.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.11.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $698.4 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.76.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,107 members out of 1,181 rating the stock outperform, and 74 members rating it underperform. Among 331 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 314 give DreamWorks Animation SKG a green thumbs-up, and 17 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on DreamWorks Animation SKG is hold, with an average price target of $18.63.
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