DreamWorks Animation SKG (Nasdaq: DWA) reported earnings on April 30. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), DreamWorks Animation SKG crushed expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped slightly. GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.

Gross margins grew, operating margins dropped, net margins contracted.

Revenue details
DreamWorks Animation SKG logged revenue of $134.6 million. The nine analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw net sales of $96.0 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.07. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged -$0.01 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.07 for Q1 were 36% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.11 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 36.5%, 740 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.0%, 410 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.1%, 260 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $165.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.11.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $694.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.80.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,107 members out of 1,183 rating the stock outperform, and 76 members rating it underperform. Among 337 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 322 give DreamWorks Animation SKG a green thumbs-up, and 15 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 $16.22.

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