DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NASDAQ:DWA)

CAPS Rating: 3 out of 5

The Company's business consists the development, production and exploitation of animated films and characters in the theatrical, home entertainment, television, merchandising and licensing and other markets.


Player Avatar DRovito (74.66) Submitted: 6/10/2011 2:19:20 PM : Outperform Start Price: $22.99 DWA Score: -30.25

03-06-2011, John Dorfman, www.bloomberg.com, "DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. of Glendale, California, also seems attractive. The stock sunk to a 52-week low of $25.71 on March 9. Spun off from parent DreamWorks LLC in 2004, this animated- movie studio earned about $171 million last year on sales of $785 million. That’s a nice profit margin, and the company has been profitable each year since it went public. Analysts, however, hold the company in disdain. Of 16 analysts with opinions, only four rate DreamWorks Animation a “buy.” Four say “sell,” a rude word rarely heard on Wall Street. Sales of DreamWorks’ older successful films such as “Shrek” are slowing. Analysts aren’t excited about its current offerings such as the “Kung Fu Panda” series. And they aren’t confident about what may come next. I think DreamWorks Animation should get some credit for its stellar balance sheet. It has no short- or long-term debt. As for the pipeline, I think Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Katzenberg has assembled a good talent pool. Though we don’t know which film will be the next “Shrek”, another blockbuster will emerge."

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Member Avatar DRovito (74.66) Submitted: 6/10/2011 2:22:08 PM
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06-10-2011 @ $21.19 - time for REAL PORTFOLIO?

Member Avatar DRovito (74.66) Submitted: 7/28/2011 11:10:04 AM
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Own 1st position at $20.85 . . . S&P Reiterates Strong Buy . . . time for more? Debt Ceiling crisis?

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