Hasbro Reports Revenue, Operating Profit and Net Earnings Growth for Third Quarter 2016

Highest Quarterly Revenue and Earnings in Hasbro History

  • 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.

PAWTUCKET, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$HAS #HASEarningsHasbro,
Inc.
(NASDAQ: HAS) today reported financial results for the
third quarter 2016. Net revenues for the third quarter 2016 increased
14% to $1.68 billion versus $1.47 billion in 2015. Third quarter 2016
revenues include a negative $2.8 million impact from foreign exchange.

Net earnings for the third quarter 2016 increased 24% to $257.8 million,
or $2.03 per diluted share, compared to $207.6 million, or $1.64 per
diluted share, in 2015. Adjusted net earnings for the third quarter 2015
were $200.5 million, or $1.58 per diluted share. These exclude a pre-tax
gain of $9.9 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, from the third quarter
2015 sale of the Company’s manufacturing operations in East Longmeadow,
MA and Waterford, Ireland.

“Innovative play experiences, engaging storytelling and global execution
of Hasbro’s Brand Blueprint continues to drive consumer and retailer
demand for our brand portfolio,” said Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s Chairman,
President and Chief Executive Officer. “2016 has been a strong year,
including our third quarter – which marked the greatest revenue and
earnings quarter in Hasbro’s history. We are well positioned for what we
believe will be a good holiday season.”

“Throughout 2016 the Hasbro team has delivered strong financial
performance, in terms of revenues and earnings growth, supported by a
solid balance sheet enabling our business growth,” said Deborah Thomas,
Hasbro’s Chief Financial Officer. “The strength of our business enabled
us to continue investing in growing Hasbro for the long term, while
returning $112 million to shareholders in the quarter.”

Third Quarter 2016 Major Segment Performance

        Net Revenues ($ Millions)       Operating Profit ($ Millions)
      Q3 2016     Q3 2015     % Change       Q3 2016     Q3 2015     % Change
U.S. and Canada       $932.8     $803.8     +16%       $228.0     $187.1     +22%
International       $690.7     $612.6     +13%       $133.1     $114.2     +17%
Entertainment and Licensing       $56.1     $52.1     +8%       $14.1    

$16.2

    -13%

Third quarter 2016 U.S. and Canada segment net revenues increased 16% to
$932.8 million compared to $803.8 million in 2015. Revenue growth in the
Girls and Games category more than offset declines in the Boys and
Preschool categories. The U.S. and Canada segment reported 22% operating
profit growth to $228.0 million, or 24.4% of net revenues, compared to
$187.1 million, or 23.3% of net revenues, in 2015.

International segment net revenues increased 13% to $690.7 million
compared to $612.6 million in 2015. Revenues grew in the Boys, Girls and
Preschool categories, and was flat in the Games category. On a regional
basis, Europe grew 16%, Latin America increased 9%, and Asia Pacific was
up 1%. Emerging markets revenues increased 16% in the quarter. Excluding
an unfavorable $3.0 million impact of foreign exchange (FX),
International segment revenues grew 13%, increasing 17% in Europe ($0.5
million negative FX impact), 12% in Latin America ($3.2 million negative
FX impact) and 1% in Asia Pacific ($0.7 million favorable FX impact).
Emerging markets increased approximately 15% absent the impact of
foreign exchange. As reported, International segment operating profit
grew 17% to $133.1 million, or 19.3% of net revenues, compared to $114.2
million, or 18.6% of net revenues, in 2015.

Entertainment and Licensing segment net revenues increased 8% to $56.1
million compared to $52.1 million in 2015, driven by growth in Consumer
Products and Digital Gaming. The Entertainment and Licensing segment
operating profit decreased 13% to $14.1 million, or 25.1% of net
revenues, compared to $16.2 million, or 31.2% of net revenues, in 2015.

Third Quarter 2016 Product Category Performance

        Net Revenues ($ Millions)
      Q3 2016     Q3 2015     % Change    

Nine Months
2016

   

Nine Months
2015

    % Change
Boys       $605.5     $593.1     +2%     $1,297.4     $1,206.1     +8%
Games       $409.5     $363.5     +13%     $868.4     $810.7     +7%
Girls       $462.0     $294.8     +57%     $799.7     $539.4     +48%
Preschool       $202.8     $219.6     -8%     $424.5     $425.9    

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.

Dividend and Share Repurchase

The Company paid $64.0 million in cash dividends to shareholders during
the third quarter 2016. The next quarterly cash dividend payment of
$0.51 per common share is scheduled for November 15, 2016 to
shareholders of record at the close of business on November 1, 2016.

During the third quarter, Hasbro repurchased 598,800 shares of common
stock at a total cost of $48.4 million and an average price of $80.87
per share. Through the first three quarters, the Company repurchased
1,344,411 shares of common stock at a total cost of $106.2 million and
an average price of $78.97 per share. At quarter-end, $373.1 million
remained available in the current share repurchase authorization.

Conference Call Webcast

Hasbro will webcast its third quarter 2016 earnings conference call at
8:30 a.m. Eastern Time today. To listen to the live webcast and access
the accompanying presentation slides, please go to http://investor.hasbro.com.
The replay of the call will be available on Hasbro’s web site
approximately 2 hours following completion of the call.

Hasbro (NASDAQ:
HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating
the World’s Best Play Experiences.
 From toys and games to
television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers
a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands,
including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY,
LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner
brands. The Company’s Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark
Pictures, are building its brands globally through great storytelling
and content on all screens. Through its commitment to corporate social
responsibility and philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to make the world a
better place for children and their families. Learn more at www.hasbro.com,
and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews)
and Instagram (@Hasbro).
© 2016 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Certain statements in this release contain “forward-looking statements”
within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. These statements include expectations concerning the Company’s
potential performance in the future, including with respect to
anticipated future benefits from investments in the Company’s business
and strategic efforts to grow the Company’s brand portfolio and content
delivery over the longer-term, and the Company’s ability to achieve its
other financial and business goals and may be identified by the use of
forward-looking words or phrases. The Company’s actual actions or
results may differ materially from those expected or anticipated in the
forward-looking statements due to both known and unknown risks and
uncertainties. Specific factors that might cause such a difference
include, but are not limited to: (i) the Company’s ability to design,
develop, produce, manufacture, source and ship products on a timely and
cost-effective basis, as well as interest in and purchase of those
products by retail customers and consumers in quantities and at prices
that will be sufficient to profitably recover the Company’s costs; (ii)
downturns in economic conditions affecting the Company’s markets which
can negatively impact the Company’s retail customers and consumers, and
which can result in lower employment levels, lower consumer disposable
income and spending, including lower spending on purchases of the
Company’s products; (iii) other factors which can lower discretionary
consumer spending, such as higher costs for fuel and food, drops in the
value of homes or other consumer assets, and high levels of consumer
debt; (iv) potential difficulties or delays the Company may experience
in implementing cost savings and efficiency enhancing initiatives; (v)
other economic and public health conditions or regulatory changes in the
markets in which the Company and its customers and suppliers operate
which could create delays or increase the Company’s costs, such as
higher commodity prices, labor costs or transportation costs, or
outbreaks of disease; (vi) currency fluctuations, including movements in
foreign exchange rates, which can lower the Company’s net revenues and
earnings, and significantly impact the Company’s costs; (vii) the
concentration of the Company’s customers, potentially increasing the
negative impact to the Company of difficulties experienced by any of the
Company’s customers or changes in their purchasing or selling patterns;
(viii) consumer interest in and acceptance of the Discovery Family
Channel, and programming created by Hasbro Studios, and other factors
impacting the financial performance of the network and Hasbro Studios;
(ix) the inventory policies of the Company’s retail customers, including
retailers’ potential decisions to lower their inventories, even if it
results in lost sales, as well as the concentration of the Company’s
revenues in the second half of the year, which coupled with reliance by
retailers on quick response inventory management techniques increases
the risk of underproduction of popular items, overproduction of less
popular items and failure to achieve compressed shipping schedules; (x)
delays, increased costs or difficulties associated with any of our or
our partners’ planned digital applications or media initiatives; (xi)
work disruptions, which may impact the Company’s ability to manufacture
or deliver product in a timely and cost-effective manner; (xii) the
bankruptcy or other lack of success of one of the Company’s significant
retailers which could negatively impact the Company’s revenues or bad
debt exposure; (xiii) the impact of competition on revenues, margins and
other aspects of the Company’s business, including the ability to offer
Company products which consumers choose to buy instead of competitive
products, the ability to secure, maintain and renew popular licenses and
the ability to attract and retain talented employees; (xiv)
concentration of manufacturing for many of the Company’s products in the
People’s Republic of China and the associated impact to the Company of
social, economic or public health conditions and other factors affecting
China, the movement of products into and out of China, the cost of
producing products in China and exporting them to other countries; (xv)
the risk of product recalls or product liability suits and costs
associated with product safety regulations; (xvi) the impact of other
market conditions, third party actions or approvals and competition
which could reduce demand for the Company’s products or delay or
increase the cost of implementation of the Company’s programs or alter
the Company’s actions and reduce actual results; (xvii) the impact of
litigation or arbitration decisions or settlement actions; and (xviii)
other risks and uncertainties as may be detailed from time to time in
the Company’s public announcements and Securities and Exchange
Commission (“SEC”) filings. The Company undertakes no obligation to make
any revisions to the forward-looking statements contained in this
release or to update them to reflect events or circumstances occurring
after the date of this release.

This press release includes non-GAAP financial measures as defined under
SEC rules. Other companies may calculate these measures differently.
These non-GAAP financial measures include EBITDA. EBITDA represents net
earnings attributable to Hasbro, Inc. excluding net loss attributable to
noncontrolling interests, interest expense, income taxes, depreciation
and amortization. As required by SEC rules, we have provided
reconciliation on the attached schedule of this measure to the most
directly comparable GAAP measure. Management believes that EBITDA is one
of the appropriate measures for evaluating the operating performance of
the Company because it reflects the resources available for strategic
opportunities including, among others, to invest in the business,
strengthen the balance sheet, and make strategic acquisitions.

The press release also includes certain of the Company’s 2015 cost and
expenses, income tax expense, net earnings and diluted earnings per
share excluding the impact of the sale of the Company’s manufacturing
operations in East Longmeadow, MA and Waterford, Ireland. Management
believes that the presentation excluding the impact of the sale better
reflects the results of the underlying operations of the Company. In
addition, the press release includes the increases in the Company’s
International segment and certain region net revenues excluding the
impact of changes in exchange rates. The impact of changes in exchange
rates is calculated by translating the 2016 local currency revenues at
2015 actual rates and comparing this amount to the 2016 reported
revenues. Management believes that the presentation excluding the impact
of exchange rate changes provides information that is helpful to an
investor’s understanding of the underlying business performance absent
exchange rate fluctuations which are beyond the Company’s control. These
measures should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for,
or superior to, net earnings or other measures of financial performance
prepared in accordance with GAAP as more fully discussed in the
Company’s financial statements and filings with the SEC. As used herein,
“GAAP” refers to accounting principles generally accepted in the United
States of America.

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HASBRO, INC.                
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
 
(Thousands of Dollars)
Sept. 25, 2016 Sept. 27, 2015
ASSETS
Cash and Cash Equivalents $ 830,372 $ 551,292
Accounts Receivable, Net 1,452,931 1,390,274
Inventories 607,701 447,090
Other Current Assets

 

249,394   320,895
Total Current Assets 3,140,398 2,709,551
Property, Plant and Equipment, Net 247,231 219,656
Other Assets   1,560,929   1,637,940
Total Assets $ 4,948,558 $ 4,567,147
 
 
LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS
AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Short-term Borrowings $ 178,666 $ 113,970
Current Portion of Long-term Debt 349,611
Payables and Accrued Liabilities   1,080,853   925,599
Total Current Liabilities 1,609,130 1,039,569
Long-term Debt 1,198,461 1,546,796
Other Liabilities   364,378   396,772
Total Liabilities 3,171,969 2,983,137
Redeemable Noncontrolling Interests 34,829 41,173
Total Shareholders’ Equity   1,741,760   1,542,837
Total Liabilities, Redeemable Noncontrolling Interests
and Shareholders’ Equity $ 4,948,558 $ 4,567,147
HASBRO, INC.                                            
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
    Quarter Ended Nine Months Ended
 
(Thousands of Dollars and Shares Except Per Share Data)

Sept. 25,
2016

% Net
Revenues

Sept. 27,
2015

% Net
Revenues

Sept. 25,
2016

% Net
Revenues

Sept. 27,
2015

% Net
Revenues

Net Revenues $ 1,679,757 100.0 % $ 1,470,997 100.0 % $ 3,389,882 100.0 % $ 2,982,155 100.0 %
Costs and Expenses:
Cost of Sales 658,986

39.2

% 579,149 39.4 % 1,270,902 37.5 % 1,122,283 37.6 %
Royalties 134,294 8.0 % 113,950 7.7 % 273,671 8.1 % 230,108 7.7 %
Product Development 70,083 4.2 % 64,793 4.4 % 190,918 5.6 % 174,299 5.8 %
Advertising 154,132 9.2 % 142,029 9.7 % 320,948 9.5 % 288,136 9.7 %
Amortization of Intangibles 8,691 0.5 % 9,031 0.6 % 26,073 0.8 % 35,330 1.2 %
Program Production Cost Amortization 6,282 0.4 % 11,496 0.8 % 17,501 0.5 % 29,812 1.0 %
Selling, Distribution and Administration   285,188   17.0 %   247,022   16.8 %   756,978   22.3 %   668,955   22.4 %
Operating Profit 362,101 21.6 % 303,527 20.6 % 532,891 15.7 % 433,232 14.5 %
Interest Expense 24,305 1.4 % 24,045 1.6 % 72,263 2.1 % 72,816 2.4 %
Other (Income) Expense, Net   (8,528 ) -0.5 %   (5,135 ) -0.3 %   (11,929 ) -0.4 %   (12,162 ) -0.4 %
Earnings before Income Taxes 346,324 20.6 % 284,617 19.3 % 472,557 13.9 % 372,578 12.5 %
Income Taxes   90,162   5.4 %   78,242   5.3 %   120,005   3.5 %   100,100   3.4 %
Net Earnings 256,162 15.2 % 206,375 14.0 % 352,552 10.4 % 272,478 9.1 %
Net Loss Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests   (1,636 ) -0.1 %   (1,224 ) -0.1 %   (6,103 ) -0.2 %   (3,597 ) -0.1 %
Net Earnings Attributable to Hasbro, Inc. $ 257,798   15.3 % $ 207,599   14.1 % $ 358,655   10.6 % $ 276,075   9.3 %
 
Per Common Share
Net Earnings Attributable to Hasbro, Inc.
Basic $ 2.05   $ 1.66   $ 2.86   $ 2.21  
Diluted $ 2.03   $ 1.64   $ 2.82   $ 2.18  
 
Cash Dividends Declared $ 0.51   $ 0.46   $ 1.53   $ 1.38  
 
Weighted Average Number of Shares
Basic   125,500     125,100     125,414     125,016  
Diluted   127,178     126,917     127,056     126,689  
HASBRO, INC.            
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
(Thousands of Dollars)
 
Nine Months Ended
Sept. 25, 2016 Sept. 27, 2015
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
Net Earnings $ 352,552 $ 272,478
Non-cash Adjustments 197,665 174,372
Changes in Operating Assets and Liabilities   (396,436 )   (377,292 )
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities   153,781     69,558  
 
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:
Additions to Property, Plant and Equipment (103,639 ) (97,873 )
Investments and Dispositions (12,436 ) 15,632
Other   25,576     23,447  
Net Cash Utilized by Investing Activities   (90,499 )   (58,794 )
 
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
Net Proceeds from (Repayments of) Short-term Borrowings 14,160 (138,101 )
Purchases of Common Stock (104,273 ) (74,110 )
Stock-based Compensation Transactions 57,227 43,733
Dividends Paid (185,265 ) (168,393 )
Other   762     928  
Net Cash Utilized by Financing Activities   (217,389 )   (335,943 )
 
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash 7,729 (16,696 )
 
Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Year   976,750     893,167  
 
Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period $ 830,372   $ 551,292  
HASBRO, INC.                                    
SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL DATA
(Unaudited)
(Thousands of Dollars)

Quarter Ended

Nine Months Ended
 

Sept. 25,
2016

Sept. 27,
2015

%
Change

Sept. 25,
2016

Sept. 27,
2015

%
Change

 

Major Segment Results

U.S. and Canada Segment:

External Net Revenues $ 932,844 $ 803,824 16 % $ 1,802,391 $ 1,534,697 17 %
Operating Profit 228,034 187,052 22 % 364,322 275,622 32 %
Operating Margin 24.4 % 23.3 % 20.2 % 18.0 %
 

International Segment:

External Net Revenues 690,745 612,645 13 % 1,436,911 1,281,118 12 %
Operating Profit 133,075 114,206 17 % 165,582 141,470 17 %
Operating Margin 19.3 % 18.6 % 11.5 % 11.0 %
 

Entertainment and Licensing Segment:

External Net Revenues 56,130 52,139 8 % 150,521 160,410 -6 %
Operating Profit 14,095 16,245 -13 % 33,367 40,090 -17 %
Operating Margin 25.1 % 31.2 % 22.2 % 25.0 %
 

International Segment Net Revenues by
Major Geographic Region

Europe $ 452,834 $ 389,024 16 % $ 905,081 $ 770,555 17 %
Latin America 154,985 141,901 9 % 307,949 297,877 3 %
Asia Pacific   82,926     81,720   1 %   223,881     212,686   5 %
Total $ 690,745   $ 612,645   $ 1,436,911   $ 1,281,118  
 

Net Revenues by Product Category

Boys $ 605,452 $ 593,094 2 % $ 1,297,358 $ 1,206,118 8 %
Games 409,528 363,470 13 % 868,373 810,748 7 %
Girls 462,021 294,785 57 % 799,700 539,401 48 %
Preschool   202,756     219,648   -8 %   424,451     425,888   0 %
Total Net Revenues $ 1,679,757   $ 1,470,997   $ 3,389,882   $ 2,982,155  
HASBRO, INC.                            
SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL DATA
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(Unaudited)
(Thousands of Dollars)

Net Earnings and Earnings per Share
Excluding Gain on Sale of Manufacturing Operations

Quarter Ended

Sept. 25, 2016

Diluted Per
Share Amount

Sept. 27, 2015

Diluted Per
Share Amount

Net Earnings Attributable to Hasbro, Inc., as Reported $ 257,798 $ 2.03 $ 207,599 $ 1.64
Gain on Sale of Manufacturing Operations           (7,050 )   (0.06 )
Net Earnings Attributable to Hasbro, Inc., as Adjusted $ 257,798   $ 2.03   $ 200,549   $ 1.58  
 
Nine Months Ended
Sept. 25, 2016

Diluted Per
Share Amount

Sept. 27, 2015

Diluted Per
Share Amount

Net Earnings Attributable to Hasbro, Inc., as Reported $ 358,655 $ 2.82 $ 276,075 $ 2.18
Gain on Sale of Manufacturing Operations           (7,050 )   (0.06 )
Net Earnings Attributable to Hasbro, Inc., as Adjusted $ 358,655   $ 2.82   $ 269,025   $ 2.12  
 
 
The line items impacted by the gain on sale and the impact on the
line excluding the gain as a percentage of revenues is as follows:
 
As Reported

% Net
Revenues

Less Gain on
Sale on
Manufacturing
Operations

Excluding Gain
on Sale of
Manufacturing
Operations

% Net
Revenues

Quarter ended September 27, 2015

Selling, Distribution and Administration $ 247,022 16.8 % $ 3,061 $ 250,083 17.0 %
Other (Income) Expense, Net (5,135 ) -0.3 % 6,832 1,697 0.1 %
Tax expense 78,242 5.3 % 2,843 75,399 5.1 %
 

Nine months ended September 27, 2015

Selling, Distribution and Administration $ 668,955 22.4 % $ 3,061 $ 672,016 22.5 %
Other (Income) Expense, Net (12,162 ) -0.4 % 6,832 (5,330 ) -0.2 %
Tax expense 100,100 3.4 % 2,843 97,257 3.3 %
 
 
Quarter Ended Nine Months Ended

Reconciliation of EBITDA

Sept. 25, 2016 Sept. 27, 2015 Sept. 25, 2016 Sept. 27, 2015
Net Earnings Attributable to Hasbro, Inc. $ 257,798 $ 207,599 $ 358,655 $ 276,075
Net Loss Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests (1,636 ) (1,224 ) (6,103 ) (3,597 )
Interest Expense 24,305 24,045 72,263 72,816
Income Taxes 90,162 78,242 120,005 100,100
Depreciation 32,236 35,644 89,327 86,393
Amortization of Intangibles   8,691     9,031     26,073     35,330  
EBITDA $ 411,556   $ 353,337   $ 660,220   $ 567,117  

Contacts

Hasbro, Inc.
Investor Contact
Debbie Hancock, 401-727-5401
debbie.hancock@hasbro.com
or
Press
Contact
Julie Duffy, 401-727-5931
julie.duffy@hasbro.com