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DreamWorks Animation Reports Fourth Quarter And Year-End 2013 Financial Results

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SOURCE DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.

Non-Feature Film Revenue Up 24% Year-over-Year as DreamWorks Invests in Growth Areas

GLENDALE, Calif., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2013. For the quarter, the Company reported total revenue of $204.3 million and net income attributable to DWA of $17.2 million, or earnings per share of $0.20 cents on a fully diluted basis, which includes the impacts of impairment charges and a gain on the sale of technology in the quarter. For the 12 months ended December 31, 2013, the Company reported total revenue of $706.9 million and net income attributable to DWA of $55.1 million, or earnings per share of $0.65 cents on a fully diluted basis.

The Company's fourth quarter 2013 results included an impairment charge of $13.5 million, or a loss of approximately $0.12 cents of earnings per share on a fully diluted basis, related to the Turbo feature film, as a result of its performance during the last two months of the quarter.  The Company also recorded an impairment charge of $6.7 million, or a loss of approximately $0.06 cents of earnings per share on a fully diluted basis, related to other content. Additionally, Other Operating Income of $6.4 million, or a gain of approximately $0.05 cents of earnings per share on a fully diluted basis, was recorded in the quarter related to the sale of a consumer social app that was in development.

"We made significant progress in 2013, transforming and positioning DreamWorks Animation for long-term success as a diversified family entertainment Company," said Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation. "In 2014, we have three great feature film releases, led by Mr. Peabody & Sherman on March 7th, followed by the sequel to one of our most beloved films, How to Train Your Dragon 2 in June, and Home in November, which has an incredible voice cast led by Rihanna and Jim Parsons. Beyond our feature films we plan to continue to invest in our television, consumer products, digital and location-based entertainment businesses, where we believe there are significant growth opportunities for our Company going forward."

The feature film segment contributed revenue of $127.9 million and gross profit of $53.4 million to the fourth quarter.

Turbo, which was released theatrically on July 17, 2013, reached $282.6 million at the worldwide box office. The film contributed feature film revenue of $1.6 million in the quarter. Turbo was released into the domestic home entertainment market on November 12, 2013. The film reached an estimated 3.3 million home entertainment units sold worldwide through the end of the fourth quarter, net of actual and estimated future returns.

The Croods contributed feature film revenue of $59.7 million in the quarter, primarily from home entertainment. The film was released into the domestic home entertainment market on October 1, 2013 and reached an estimated 6.7 million home entertainment units sold worldwide through the end of the fourth quarter, net of actual and estimated future returns. 

Rise of the Guardians contributed feature film revenue of $8.5 million to the quarter, primarily from television and home entertainment. The film reached an estimated 5.2 million home entertainment units sold worldwide through the end of the fourth quarter, net of actual and estimated future returns.

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted contributed feature film revenue of $11.4 million to the quarter, primarily from home entertainment. The film reached an estimated 8.8 million home entertainment units sold worldwide through the end of the fourth quarter, net of actual and estimated future returns.

Library titles contributed feature film revenue of $46.8 million to the quarter.

The Television segment contributed revenue of $47.1 million and gross profit of $7.3 million to the fourth quarter, primarily from Classic Media and DreamWorks specials holiday content, as well as DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk on Cartoon Network.

The Consumer Products segment contributed revenue of $12.4 million and gross profit of $2.0 million to the fourth quarter, primarily from Classic Media.

The segment consisting of all Other items contributed revenue of $16.8 million and gross profit of $2.3 million to the fourth quarter, primarily from streaming rights related to Shrek The Musical.

Costs of revenue for the quarter equaled $139.3 million. Selling, general and administrative expenses totaled $51.9 million, including $3.8 million of stock-based compensation expense.

The Company's income tax expense for the fourth quarter was $1.7 million. The Company's combined effective tax rate, its actual tax rate coupled with the effect of a tax sharing agreement with a former stockholder, was 5.7% for the fourth quarter. The Company currently expects that its full-year 2014 combined effective tax rate will be in the mid-30% range.

Significant first quarter 2014 events include the theatrical release of Mr. Peabody & Sherman as well as the release of The Croods and Turbo into the domestic pay television market.

The Company's full-year 2014 results are expected to be driven primarily by the performance of Mr. Peabody & Sherman and How to Train Your Dragon 2.

Items related to the earnings press release for the fourth 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, February 25, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. (ET). Investors can access the call by dialing (800) 230-1085 in the U.S. and (612) 332-0530 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, February 25, 2014. To access the replay, dial (800) 475-6701 in the U.S. and (320) 365-3844 internationally and enter 316153 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 28 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Puss In Boots, and The Croods.

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)










December 31,


2013


2012


(in thousands, except par value and share amounts)


Assets




Cash and cash equivalents 

$      95,467


$      59,246

Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts 

131,244


109,102

Receivables from distributors, net of allowance for doubtful accounts 

282,726


266,185

Film and other inventory costs, net 

943,486


820,482

Prepaid expenses

20,555


18,593

Other assets

23,385


14,869

Investments in unconsolidated entities

38,542


9,782

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

186,670


188,986

Deferred taxes, net 

221,920


238,007

Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization

150,511


148,234

Goodwill 

179,722


71,406

Total assets 

$ 2,274,228


$ 1,944,892





Liabilities and Equity




Liabilities:




Accounts payable 

$        5,807


$        6,611

Accrued liabilities 

263,668


123,886

Payable to former stockholder 

262,309


277,632

Deferred revenue and other advances 

36,425


25,517

Revolving credit facility

-


165,000

Senior unsecured notes

300,000


-

Total liabilities 

868,209


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, 104,155,993 and 102,687,323 shares issued, as of December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively 

1,042


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 December 31, 2013 and 2012

78


78

Additional paid-in capital 

1,100,101


1,057,452

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income

(600)


313

Retained earnings 

1,072,398


1,017,314

Less: Class A Treasury common stock, at cost, 27,439,119 and 25,661,817 shares, as of December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively 

(768,224)


(730,568)

Total DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. stockholders' equity 

1,404,795


1,345,616

Non-controlling interests

1,224


630

Total equity

1,406,019


1,346,246

Total liabilities and equity 

$ 2,274,228


$ 1,944,892

 

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION SKG, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)


















 Three Months Ended 


 Year Ended 

 December 31, 


 December 31, 


2013


2012


2013


2012


 (in thousands, except per share amounts) 

Revenues

$ 204,283


$ 264,657


$ 706,916


$ 749,842

Costs of revenues 

139,309


353,964


449,803


678,672

Gross profit (loss)

64,974


(89,307)


257,113


71,170

Product development 

860


1,159


3,347


4,891

Selling, general and administrative expenses 

51,889


36,464


192,135


131,242

Other operating income

(8,517)


-


(14,709)


-

Operating income (loss)

20,742


(126,930)


76,340


(64,963)









Non-operating income (expense):








Interest (expense) income, net 

(928)


(616)


(57)


481

Other income, net 

1,298


1,607


6,187


8,280

Decrease (increase) in income tax benefit payable to former stockholder 

677


804


(675)


2,565

Income (loss) before loss from equity method investees and income taxes

21,789


(125,135)


81,795


(53,637)









Loss from equity method investees

2,781


-


6,891


-

Income (loss) before income taxes 

19,008


(125,135)


74,904


(53,637)

Provision (benefit) for income taxes 

1,726


(42,427)


19,181


(17,215)

Net income (loss)

17,282


(82,708)


55,723


(36,422)

Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interests

92


-


639


-

Net income (loss) attributable to DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.

$   17,190


$ (82,708)


$   55,084


$ (36,422)









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








Basic net income (loss) per share 

$       0.20


$     (0.98)


$       0.66


$     (0.43)

Diluted net income (loss) per share 

$       0.20


$     (0.98)


$       0.65


$     (0.43)

Shares used in computing net income (loss) per share








Basic 

84,159


84,596


83,994


84,228

Diluted 

86,432


84,596


85,293


84,228

 

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION SKG, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS 

(Unaudited)












 Year Ended December 31, 



2013


2012



 (in thousands) 


Operating activities





Net income (loss)

$             55,723


$           (36,422)


Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:





Amortization and write-off of film and other inventory costs(1)

360,480


567,936


Amortization of intangible assets

10,475


2,189


Stock-based compensation expense 

18,531


17,044


Amortization of deferred financing costs

338


651


Depreciation and amortization 

4,459


4,158


Revenue earned against deferred revenue and other advances  

(95,631)


(74,197)


Income related to investment contributions

(16,145)


-


Gain on sale of a technology project

(6,377)


-


Loss from equity method investees

6,891


-


Deferred taxes, net 

20,394


(18,408)


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





Trade accounts receivable 

(26,094)


(28,502)


Receivables from distributors

(17,430)


(35,105)


Film and other inventory costs 

(440,416)


(449,974)


Intangible assets

1,021


-


Prepaid expenses and other assets 

(8,809)


(3,305)


Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 

46,475


5,647


Payable to former stockholder 

(15,322)


(16,765)


Income taxes payable/receivable, net 

449


111


Deferred revenue and other advances 

127,980


93,339


Net cash provided by operating activities 

26,992


28,397







Investing activities





Investments in unconsolidated entities

(19,451)


(3,000)


Proceeds from sale of a technology project

6,409


-


Purchase of character rights

-


(11,900)


Purchases of property, plant and equipment 

(39,385)


(61,734)


Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

(32,120)


(157,550)


Net cash used in investing activities 

(84,547)


(234,184)







Financing Activities





Excess tax benefits from employee equity awards

-


863


Proceeds from stock option exercises

6,886


-


Deferred financing costs

(7,732)


(5,297)


Purchase of treasury stock 

(37,656)


(10,035)


Borrowings from revolving credit facility

68,000


200,000


Repayments of borrowings from revolving credit facility

(233,000)


(35,000)


Borrowings from senior unsecured notes

300,000


-


Net cash provided by financing activities 

96,498


150,531


Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(2,722)


(1,591)


Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 

36,221


(56,847)


Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

59,246


116,093


Cash and cash equivalents at end of year

$             95,467


$             59,246







Non-cash investing activities:





Contingent consideration portion of business acquisition purchase price

$             95,000


$                      -


Intellectual property and technology licenses granted in exchange for equity interest

13,596


1,780


Services provided in exchange for equity interest

2,675


-


Total non-cash investing activities

$           111,271


$               1,780







Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:





Cash refunded during the year for income taxes, net

$               1,693


$                    27


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

$                      -


$               7,343



(1) Included within this amount is depreciation and amortization, interest expense and stock-based compensation previously capitalized to "Film and other inventory costs." During the years ended December 31, 2013 and 2012, these amounts totaled $29,456 and $40,666, respectively.

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