GLENDALE, Calif., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2011. For the quarter, the Company reported total revenue of $218.3 million and net income of $34.1 million, or $0.40 per share on a fully diluted basis. This compares to revenue of $158.1 million and net income of $24.0 million, or $0.27 per share on a fully diluted basis, for the same period in 2010.
“Kung Fu Panda 2 is currently the fifth highest-grossing film of 2011 on a global basis and has exceeded $600 million at the worldwide box office to date,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation. “We are looking forward to the next two big events for the Company during the second half of the year: the November 4th theatrical release of Puss In Boots and the release of Kung Fu Panda 2 into the home video market in the fourth quarter.”
Kung Fu Panda 2, which was released on May 26, 2011, contributed $55.8 million of revenue in the quarter, generated by its worldwide box office performance as well as merchandising and licensing activities. It has grossed approximately $160 million in domestic box office and approximately $440 million in international box office to date.
Megamind contributed $19.7 million of revenue in the quarter, driven primarily by home entertainment. The film reached an estimated 4.3 million home entertainment units sold worldwide through the end of the second quarter, net of actual and estimated future returns.
Shrek Forever After and How to Train Your Dragon contributed $34.9 million and $41.4 million of revenue in the quarter, respectively, driven primarily by worldwide pay television and home entertainment. These films reached an estimated 8.8 million and 8.7 million home entertainment units, respectively, sold worldwide through the end of the second quarter, net of actual and estimated future returns.
Library and other items, including non-film businesses, contributed approximately $66.5 million of revenue to the quarter.
Costs of revenue for the quarter equaled $141.3 million. Selling, general and administrative expenses totaled $29.6 million, including approximately $8.4 million of stock-based compensation expense.
The Company’s income tax expense for the second quarter was $15.3 million. The Company’s combined effective tax rate – the actual tax rate coupled with the effect of the Company’s tax sharing agreement with a former stockholder – was approximately 31% for the second quarter.
The Company’s third quarter results are expected to be driven primarily by the continued international box office performance of Kung Fu Panda 2, in addition to domestic pay television revenue from Megamind. In the fourth quarter, the Company will release Puss In Boots into theaters on November 4th and Kung Fu Panda 2 into the home entertainment market.
Items related to the earnings press release for the second quarter of 2011 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, July 26, 2011, at 4:30 p.m. (ET). Investors can access the call by dialing (800) 230-1059 in the U.S. and (612) 234-9959 internationally and identifying “DreamWorks Animation Earnings” to the operator. The call will also be available via live webcast at www.dreamworksanimation.com.
A replay of the conference call will be available shortly after the call ends on Tuesday, July 26, 2011. To access the replay, dial (800) 475-6701 in the U.S. and (320) 365-3844 internationally and enter 208016 as the conference ID number. Both the earnings release and archived webcast will be available on the Company’s website at www.dreamworksanimation.com.