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Hasbro Quarterly Earnings Report Looking Good - Q3 Their Best Ever, Transformers Growth In Non-Movie Year
RAC - Monday, October 17, 2016


Hasbro's quarterly earnings report is in, and the third quarter of 2016 represents the highest quarterly revenue and earnings in the company's history. While their relatively recent acquisition of the Disney Princesses license is the star here, effectively doubling their revenue in the Girls' Toys category, Boys' Toys have had a good year as well, with Transformers cited as one of the brands experiencing growth. Not bad for a non-movie year. Keep reading if you like numbers!

Third quarter 2016 revenues grew 14% over 2015 to $1.68 billion, including a negative $2.8 million impact of foreign exchange;
Third quarter 2016 revenues grew in all major operating segments: The U.S. and Canada segment increased 16%; International segment increased 13%, including a negative $3.0 million impact of foreign exchange; The Entertainment and Licensing segment increased 8%;
Growth in Boys, Games and Girls categories; Franchise Brand revenues up 2% with growth in MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF, TRANSFORMERS and PLAY-DOH; Partner Brand revenues grew 19% driven by DISNEY PRINCESS and DISNEY'S FROZEN, DREAMWORKS' TROLLS and YO-KAI WATCH;
Operating profit increased 19% and net earnings increased 24% to $257.8 million or $2.03 per diluted share;
Company returned $112.4 million to shareholders in the quarter; $64.0 million in dividends and $48.4 million in share repurchases.


Boys category revenues for the third quarter increased 2% to $605.5 million. Revenue growth in the quarter was driven by gains in Franchise Brand NERF and TRANSFORMERS, as well as shipments of YO-KAI WATCH.

Games category revenues for the third quarter increased 13% to $409.5 million, behind growth in multiple gaming formats including face-to-face gaming, off-the-board gaming and digital gaming. Franchise Brand MAGIC: THE GATHERING revenues increased in the quarter, along with growth in PIE FACE, DUEL MASTERS and a number of other brands.

Girls category revenues for the third quarter increased 57% to $462.0 million. The category benefited from shipments of Hasbro's line of DISNEY PRINCESS and DISNEY'S FROZEN fashion and small dolls and DREAMWORKS' TROLLS as well as growth in BABY ALIVE and FURBY products.

Preschool category revenues for the third quarter declined 8% to $202.8 million. Revenue growth in Franchise Brand PLAY-DOH was more than offset by declines in PLAYSKOOL HEROES and core PLAYSKOOL items.


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