Dreamworks Animation Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Dreamworks Animation (NASDAQ:DWA) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, April 30th. DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. develops and produces computer generated animated feature films for a broad movie-going audience.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Dreamworks Animation Skg Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.03 per share on revenues of $97.02 million.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.16 to a profit $0.09. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.6, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Dreamworks Animation Skg has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 650.05 725.18 784.79 706.02 749.84
Diluted EPS ($) 1.57 1.73 1.96 1.02 -0.43

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 218.97 136.08 162.80 186.30 264.66
Diluted EPS ($) 0.2863 0.11 0.15 0.29 -0.9776

Past Performance:
Dreamworks Animation Skg has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)