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Dreamworks Animation Financial Analysis Summary


Behind the creative and the flash of Hollywood there is financial structure that drives studios. Most of their financial activity is very hidden and hard to find. However, among the studios that provide a bit of “transparency” is Dreamworks Animation

The objective of this analyis to shed some light on the following topics.

  • Understand the financial aspects of the business,
  • Assess the financial ratios of the firm,
  • Review the company’s working capital management,
  • Determine its cost of capital,
  • Develop their own estimate of the company’s valuation,
  • Review the company’s M&A history,
  • Understand it’s multinational operations
  • Review the company’s tax structure and associated benefits, and
  • Develop recommendations to improve the firm’s financial performance and value.

The Overview

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Corporate Governance

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Financial Analysis

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 Working Capital Management

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Corporate Debt

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Cost of Capital

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Stock Valuation

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Mergers and Acquisitions

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Multinational Operations

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Investor Relations

Executive Recommendations and Report

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All this information can be found on the SEC site and Dreamwork’s investor page. It’s just a bit more complex.

Thank you to those who have followed our series since the beginning. We plan on publishing another similar financial analysis series for a different publicly traded company.

After our financial analysis on DWA, what other recommendations would you make to DreamWorks Animation? Explain your thoughts in the comments below.

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