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  • pdx121212 pdx121212 Dec 17, 2012 9:49 AM Flag

    down on US box office disaster


    I guess down $4. Who would have thought this would be such a disaster in the USA. Sell before Q4 earnings release (write down coming) and buy back after.

    How can management screw up this company's stock so badly.

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    • I agree that Q4 may have a write down and now might not be the time to buy DWA. A write down could move DWA P/E to 25+. We could drop another dollar or two. However I don't place the blame totally on management. The movie industry is not a consistent type of business.
      Pixar was unique in that it had winners most all of the time. But most companies have hits and misses. Dreamworks is a pure play movie stock. If they have a big hit the stock goes up, if they have a bomb ( ROTG ) they go down. With Turbo and The Croods being original and not sequels investors are worried. Sequels are usually for-sure hits but new original stories are more iffy.
      2013 has no sequals..........
      My worry is DWA will take the Classic Media content and make movies from the old cartoons. This I think would be a costly mistake. This content is out there all the time on cable and is not a good source for new movies. An example would be if a studio made a new Snoopy or Mickey Mouse see it every day on TV and would not be overly excited to go to the theater to see it IMO.

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