The analysts' guesswork:
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict DreamWorks Animation's revenue will contract 15.0% and EPS will contract 37.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $185.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.25.
(EPS, if you don't know, is "Earnings Per Share.")
As we noted earlier, DreamWorks has been riding a string of hit films, and looking to expand out of its core businesses into apps, amusement parks, and television production.
So why not hybrid live-action/animated features? If Chris Meladandri and Sony can do it, Jeffrey K. can do it.