4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: DreamWorks

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, animated-movie house DreamWorks Animation (NAS: DWA) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at DreamWorks' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

DreamWorks facts

Headquarters (founded)Glendale, Calif. (1985)
Market Cap$1.5 billion
IndustryMovies and entertainment
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$706.0 million
ManagementCo-founder/CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg
CFO Lewis Coleman
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)11.6%
Cash/Debt$116.1 million / $0
CompetitorsBlue Sky Studios
Pixar Animation Studios
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 94% of the 1,159 members who have rated DreamWorks believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just yesterday, one of those bulls, buyn2hold, tapped the stock as a bargain pick worth watching:

The price is on the low end of historical price/sales ratio and mid-range on price/earnings. They've weathered a prolonged drought of new releases and still have cash on the books with no debt. Television series through Nickelodeon and Netflix are adding to revenue and may have room for growth. The price should increase in the near future if they can get back on and maintain a more frequent feature film release schedule. In other words, the current problems are baked into the price and better times may be ahead.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of DreamWorks and Netflix. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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