DreamWorks Animation Reports Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results Revenue From Feature Film Segment Drives Strong Third Quarter Earnings

GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2013. For the quarter, the Company reported total revenue of $154.5 million, net income of $10.1 million, and earnings per share of $0.12 on a fully diluted basis.

"Strength in our feature film segment is the single largest driver of our positive third quarter earnings," said Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation. "It also continues to propel new areas of growth for DreamWorks Animation as we have now transitioned into a global, diversified family entertainment company."

"We are introducing four new reporting segments – feature films, television series and specials, consumer products and all other – to align with the ways in which we operate DreamWorks Animation's business today," added Lew Coleman, Chief Financial Officer of DreamWorks Animation. "Our financial reports will now include revenue and gross profit contributions from these segments, which we believe will also serve to provide more detail behind our growth and diversification efforts going forward."

The feature film segment contributed revenue of $120.7 million and gross profit of $55.4 million to the third quarter.

Turbo, which was released theatrically on July 17, 2013, has reached $82.7 million at the domestic box office and $163.5 million at the international box office for a worldwide gross of $246.2 million to date. Turbo contributed feature film revenue of $6.4 million to the third quarter.

The Croods, which was released theatrically on March 22, 2013, has reached $187 million at the domestic box office and $400 million at the international box office for a worldwide gross of $587 million, making it the sixth highest-grossing film of the year on a global basis. The Croods contributed feature film revenue of $4.0 million to the quarter. 

Rise of the Guardians contributed feature film revenue of $42.4 million to the third quarter, primarily from worldwide pay television. The film reached an estimated 4.3 million home entertainment units sold worldwide through the end of the third quarter, net of actual and estimated future returns.

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted and Puss In Boots contributed feature film revenues of $10.9 million and $4.8 million to the third quarter, respectively. Madagascar 3 reached an estimated 8.1 million home entertainment units and Puss In Boots reached an estimated 7.5 million home entertainment units sold worldwide through the end of the third quarter, net of actual and estimated future returns.

Library titles contributed feature film revenue of $52.2 million to the third quarter.

The television series and specials segment contributed revenue of $18.2 million and gross profit of $4.2 million to the third quarter, primarily from Classic Media content and DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk on Cartoon Network.

The consumer products segment contributed revenue of $12.0 million and gross profit of $3.0 million to the third quarter, primarily from Turbo and Classic Media.

The segment consisting of all other items contributed revenue of $3.6 million to the third quarter, primarily from AwesomenessTV.

Costs of revenue for the quarter equaled $91.7 million. Selling, general and administrative expenses totaled $47.7 million, including $4.5 million of stock-based compensation expense.

The Company's income tax expense for the third quarter was $6.9 million. The Company's combined effective tax rate, its actual tax rate coupled with the effect of its tax sharing agreement with a former stockholder, was 41.7% for the third quarter. The Company currently expects that its full-year 2013 combined effective tax rate will be approximately 27%.

During the third quarter, the Company issued $300 million in senior unsecured notes due 2020 at an interest rate of 6.875%.

The home entertainment releases of both The Croods on October 1, 2013 and Turbo on November 12, 2013 occur in the fourth quarter. The Company's fourth quarter results are expected to be driven primarily by its feature film segment as well as the distribution of holiday themed content within its television series & specials segment.

Items related to the earnings press release for the third quarter of 2013 will be discussed in more detail on the Company's earnings conference call later today.

Conference Call Information
DreamWorks Animation will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the results on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. (ET). Investors can access the call by dialing (800) 230-1059 in the U.S. and (612) 234-9960 internationally and identifying "DreamWorks Animation Earnings" to the operator. The call will also be available via live webcast at ir.dreamworksanimation.com

A replay of the conference call will be available shortly after the call ends on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. To access the replay, dial (800) 475-6701 in the U.S. and (320) 365-3844 internationally and enter 302724 as the conference ID number. Both the earnings release and archived webcast will be available on the Company's website at ir.dreamworksanimation.com.

About DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series and live entertainment properties, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by FORTUNE® Magazine for five consecutive years. In 2013, DreamWorks Animation ranks #12 on the list.  All of DreamWorks Animation's feature films are produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 27 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Puss In Boots, and The Croods.

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Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
This document includes certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company's plans, prospects, strategies, proposals and our beliefs and expectations concerning performance of our current and future releases and anticipated talent, directors and storyline for our upcoming films and other projects, constitute forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the industry in which we operate and management's beliefs and assumptions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions which are difficult to predict.  Actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the statements herein due to changes in economic, business, competitive, technological and/or regulatory factors, and other risks and uncertainties affecting the operation of the business of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. These risks and uncertainties include: audience acceptance of our films, our dependence on the success of a limited number of releases each year, the increasing cost of producing and marketing feature films, piracy of motion pictures, the effect of rapid technological change or alternative forms of entertainment and our need to protect our proprietary technology and enhance or develop new technology. In addition, due to the uncertainties and risks involved in the development and production of animated feature projects, the release dates for the projects described in this document may be delayed. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, see the reports filed by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and our most recent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. DreamWorks Animation is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions or otherwise.

 

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION SKG, INC.





CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS 





(Unaudited)










 September 30, 


 December 31, 


2013


2012


(in thousands, except par value

and share amounts)

Assets




Cash and cash equivalents 

$              156,426


$              59,246

Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts 

100,985


109,102

Receivables from distributors, net of allowance for doubtful accounts 

215,679


266,185

Film and other inventory costs, net 

922,189


820,482

Prepaid expenses

23,987


18,593

Other assets

19,261


14,869

Investments in unconsolidated entities

34,559


9,782

Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization 

186,718


188,986

Deferred taxes, net 

226,920


238,007

Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization

152,778


148,234

Goodwill

179,722


71,406

Total assets 

$           2,219,224


$         1,944,892





Liabilities and Equity




Liabilities:




Accounts payable 

$                  5,024


$                6,611

Accrued liabilities 

234,009


123,886

Payable to former stockholder 

262,987


277,632

Deferred revenue and other advances 

35,207


25,517

Revolving credit facility

-


165,000

Senior unsecured notes

300,000


-

Total liabilities 

837,227


598,646

Commitments and contingencies




Equity:




DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Stockholders' Equity:




     Class A common stock, par value $0.01 per share, 350,000,000 shares authorized, 103,079,162 and 102,687,323 shares issued, as of September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively 

1,031


1,027

     Class B common stock, par value $0.01 per share, 150,000,000 shares authorized, 7,838,731 shares issued and outstanding, as of September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012

78


78

     Additional paid-in capital 

1,084,412


1,057,452

     Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income

(1,130)


313

     Retained earnings 

1,055,208


1,017,314

     Less: Class A Treasury common stock, at cost, 27,124,426 and 25,661,817 shares, as of September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively 

(758,734)


(730,568)

Total DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. stockholders' equity 

1,380,865


1,345,616

Non-controlling interests

1,132


630

Total equity

1,381,997


1,346,246

Total liabilities and equity 

$           2,219,224


$         1,944,892

 

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION SKG, INC.









CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME









(Unaudited)


















Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended

September 30,


September 30,


2013


2012


2013


2012


(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Revenues

$ 154,549


$ 186,298


$ 502,633


$ 485,185

Costs of revenues

91,697


113,961


310,494


324,708

Gross profit

62,852


72,337


192,139


160,477

Product development

455


1,258


2,487


3,732

Selling, general and administrative expenses

47,746


36,497


140,246


94,778

Other operating income related to Oriental DreamWorks contributions

(3,333)


-


(6,192)


-

Operating income

17,984


34,582


55,598


61,967









Non-operating income (expense):








Interest (expense) income, net

(769)


(87)


871


1,097

Other income, net

2,847


2,831


4,889


6,673

(Increase) decrease in income tax benefit payable to former stockholder

(283)


1,369


(1,352)


1,761

Income before loss from equity method investees and income taxes

19,779


38,695


60,006


71,498









Loss from equity method investees

2,781


-


4,110


-

Income before income taxes

16,998


38,695


55,896


71,498

Provision for income taxes

6,919


14,255


17,455


25,212

Net income

10,079


24,440


38,441


46,286

Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interests

15


-


547


-

Net income attributable to DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.

$ 10,064


$ 24,440


$ 37,894


$ 46,286









Net income per share of common stock attributable to DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.








Basic net income per share

$ 0.12


$ 0.29


$ 0.45


$ 0.55

Diluted net income per share

$ 0.12


$ 0.29


$ 0.45


$ 0.54

Shares used in computing net income per share








     Basic

83,631


84,248


83,939


84,104

     Diluted

85,353


85,293


85,041


85,049

 

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION SKG, INC.





CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS 





(Unaudited)










 Nine Months Ended 


 September 30, 


2013


2012


 (in thousands) 

Operating activities




Net income 

$   38,441


$   46,286

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:




     Amortization and write-off of film and other inventory costs 

254,489


267,099

     Amortization of intangible assets

7,341


548

     Stock-based compensation expense 

14,483


13,692

     Amortization of deferred financing costs

182


1,669

     Depreciation and amortization 

3,420


2,970

     Revenue earned against deferred revenue and other advances  

(71,489)


(58,781)

     Income related to Oriental DreamWorks contributions

(14,033)


-

     Loss from equity method investees

4,110


-

     Deferred taxes, net 

15,372


24,545

     Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of the effects of acquisitions:




          Trade accounts receivable 

878


(5,565)

          Receivables from distributors

50,507


33,143

          Film and other inventory costs 

(323,967)


(348,260)

          Intangible assets

1,015


-

          Prepaid expenses and other assets 

(6,587)


(6,539)

          Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 

11,269


4,681

          Payable to former stockholder 

(14,645)


(15,961)

          Income taxes payable/receivable, net 

3,115


1,891

          Deferred revenue and other advances 

96,538


77,735

Net cash provided by operating activities 

70,439


39,153





Investing activities




Purchase of non-marketable securities

-


(150)

Investments in unconsolidated entities

(14,720)


(3,000)

Purchases of property, plant and equipment 

(26,669)


(53,266)

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

(30,093)


(157,550)

Net cash used in investing activities 

(71,482)


(213,966)





Financing Activities




Excess tax benefits from employee equity awards

-


(428)

Deferred financing costs

(7,718)


(4,865)

Purchase of treasury stock 

(28,170)


(4,725)

Borrowings from revolving credit facility

68,000


200,000

Repayments of borrowings from revolving credit facility

(233,000)


-

Borrowings from senior unsecured notes

300,000


-

Net cash provided by financing activities 

99,112


189,982

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(889)


(557)

Increase in cash and cash equivalents 

97,180


14,612

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

59,246


116,093

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$ 156,426


$ 130,705





Non-cash investing activities:




     Intellectual property and technology licenses granted in exchange for equity interest

$   12,007


$     1,780

     Services provided in exchange for equity interest

2,026


-

Total non-cash investing activities

$   14,033


$     1,780





Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:




     Cash (refunded) paid during the period for income taxes, net

$   (1,182)


$     1,041

     Cash paid during the period for interest, net of amounts capitalized

$             -


$     5,819

SOURCE DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.



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