Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) reported financial results for the full-year and fourth quarter 2015. Net revenues for the full-year 2015 increased 4% to $4.45 billion compared to $4.28 billion in 2014. Excluding a negative $394.5 million impact from foreign exchange, 2015 revenues increased 13%.
As reported net earnings for the full-year 2015 increased 9% to $451.8 million, or $3.57 per diluted share, compared to $415.9 million, or $3.20 per diluted share, in 2014. Adjusted net earnings for the full-year 2015 were $445.0 million, or $3.51 per diluted share, excluding a pre-tax gain of $9.6 million from the sale of the Company’s manufacturing operations in East Longmeadow, MA and Waterford, Ireland. This compares to adjusted net earnings for the full-year 2014 of $408.7 million, or $3.15 per diluted share. 2014 adjusted net earnings exclude pre-tax charges of $28.3 million associated with restructuring of the Company’s joint venture television network and $5.2 million associated with other restructuring activities which were more than offset by a pre-tax benefit of $36.0 million from the sale of licensed rights for intellectual property and $6.6 million in favorable tax adjustments related to tax exam settlements.
“Hasbro’s global teams delivered another year of revenue, operating profit and earnings growth supported by our diversified brand portfolio, story-led initiatives and strong global execution,” said Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “On a constant currency basis, our growth accelerated in 2015 and we began 2016 with positive momentum and good visibility to growth drivers for this year and beyond. In 2015, we overcame an unprecedented impact from foreign exchange translation, both on the top and bottom line, while driving strong consumer demand and engagement as well as gaining share in markets around the world.”
“In 2015, the benefits of our Brand Blueprint strategy were evident in the strength of our financial results,” said Deborah Thomas, Hasbro’s Chief Financial Officer. “As we continue investing in differentiating capabilities, we are seeing new, higher levels of sustainable gross and operating margins. Consumers are recognizing and embracing the innovation our global teams are delivering while we are also improving the efficiency of our organization. Margin improvement and the associated cash flow are delivering enhanced shareholder value as we continue investing in the future potential of Hasbro.”
Fourth Quarter 2015 Financial Results
Fourth quarter 2015 net revenues increased 13% to $1.47 billion compared to $1.30 billion in 2014. Excluding a negative $128.1 million impact from foreign exchange, fourth quarter 2015 revenues increased 23%.
As reported net earnings for the fourth quarter 2015 were $175.8 million, or $1.39 per diluted share, compared to $169.9 million, or $1.34 per diluted share in 2014. Adjusted net earnings for the fourth quarter 2014 were $154.9 million, or $1.22 per diluted share. Fourth quarter 2014 adjusted net earnings exclude pre-tax charges of $16.8 million associated with restructuring of the Company’s joint venture television network and $5.2 million associated with other restructuring activities which were more than offset by a pre-tax benefit of $36.0 million from the sale of licensed rights for intellectual property and $6.9 million in favorable tax adjustments related to tax exam settlements.
Hasbro Equity Analysis
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) opened trading today as $75.09 and is trading in the range of 72.32-75.87 today. Hasbro’s current market cap stands at $9.36 billion.
Compared to other peers in the Toys & Games sector, Hasbro hasn’t performed in terms of quarterly revenue growth year over year at 0.00 vs. the industry average of 0.12.
Hasbro is currently covered by 14 Wall Street analysts. The mean target price is $78.70 according to First Call. This presents a solid upside to the current price of the equity. The Mean Recommendation sits at 2.6 which is based on 2 Strong Buy, 1 Buy and 11 Hold ratings.
The most recent analyst actions consisted of Goldman downgrading the stock on September 17th and Sterne Agee CRT initiating coverage with an initiating rating back in September.
The current quarter EPS consensus estimate is 1.30 with revenue estimates of 1.37B. Sales are expected to grow at a 5.20% rate. Hasbro reported actual earnings last quarter of 1.58 which beats the 1.52 consensus estimate, a 3.90% surprise.
Hasbro, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides childrens and family leisure time products and services worldwide. The companys product offerings include various toys comprising boys action figures, vehicles and playsets, girls toys, electronic toys, plush products, preschool toys and infant products, electronic interactive products, creative play, and toy-related specialty products. It also offers games comprising action battling, board, off-the-board, digital, card, electronic, trading card, and role-playing games. The companys franchise brands include LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH, and TRANSFORMERS; and challenger brands comprise BABY ALIVE, FURBY, FURREAL FRIENDS, and PLAYSKOOL. Its gaming brands consists of BOP IT!, CONNECT 4, ELEFUN & FRIENDS, JENGA, LIFE, OPERATION, and TWISTER. In addition, the company produces television programming primarily based on its brands, as well as distributes such programming. Further, it distributes television programming to broadcasters and cable networks, as well as on various digital platforms, such as iTunes and Netflix. Additionally, the company develops mobile games comprising DRAGONVALE, NINJUMP, and PAPER TOSS; and is involved in the lifestyle licensing activities, digital gaming, and movie entertainment operations. It sells its products to wholesalers, distributors, chain stores, discount stores, mail order houses, catalog stores, department stores, and other traditional retailers, as well as Internet-based e-tailers.