GLENDALE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2011Â — DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010. In the quarter, the Company reported total revenue of $275.7 million and net income of $85.2 million, or $0.99 per share on a fully diluted basis. This compares to revenue of $194.2 million and net income of $43.6 million, or $0.50 per share on a fully diluted basis, for the same period in 2009.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2010, the Company reported total revenue of $784.8 million and net income of $170.6 million, or $1.96 per share on a fully diluted basis. This compares to total revenue of $725.2 million and net income of $151.0 million, or $1.73 per share for the twelve months ended December 31, 2009. On a year-over-year basis, revenue for 2010 increased 8% and diluted earnings per share increased 13%.
The Company’s 2010 full year results reflect operating losses, including an impairment of capitalized expenses, of approximately $35 million, or $0.28 per diluted share associated with its online virtual world business and its Shrek The Musical national touring company. Â The Company’s fourth quarter 2010 results included a tax benefit of approximately $45 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, which is primarily attributable to the release of substantially all of the valuation allowance associated with the Company’s deferred tax assets.