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DreamWorks Animation's CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. ( DWA)

Q4 2011 Earnings Conference Call

February 28, 2012 4:30 PM ET


Richard Sullivan – Head, Corporate Finance

Jeffrey Katzenberg – CEO

Lew Coleman – President and CFO

Ann Daly – COO


Barton Crockett – Lazard Capital Markets

Doug Creutz – Cowen & Company

David Miller – Caris & Company

Vasily Karasyov – Susquehanna Financial

Chris Marvin – Barclays Capital

Benjamin Mogil – Stifel Nicolaus

Richard Greenfield – BTIG

James Marsh – Piper Jaffray & Co.

Tony Wible – Janney Montgomery Scott

Tuna Amobi – Standard & Poor's Equity



Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to the DreamWorks Animation Earnings Call. At this time, all lines are in a listen-only mode. (Operator instructions) I would also like to remind you that today’s conference is being recorded, and will be available for replay after 7 PM tonight through midnight Tuesday, March 13. You know may access the AT&T executive playback service at anytime by dialing 1800-475-6701 and entering the access code 234-240. International callers dial 320-365-3844 using the same code 234-240.

I will now turn the conference over to Rich Sullivan, Head of Corporate Finance. Please go ahead, sir.

Richard Sullivan

Thank you and good afternoon everybody. Welcome to DreamWorks Animation’s Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2011 Earnings Conference Call. With me today is our Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey Katzenberg; and our President and Chief Financial Officer, Lew Coleman.

This call will begin with a brief discussion of our quarterly financials disclosed in today’s press release followed by an opportunity for you to ask questions. I’d like to remind everyone that the press release is available on our website at web address

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