Hasbro (HAS) Tops Q1 EPS by 5c
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) reported Q1 EPS of $0.14, $0.05 better than the analyst estimate of $0.09. Revenue for the quarter came in at $713.5 million versus the consensus estimate of $666.01 million.
"2015 is off to a good start with continued momentum in our business, led by growth in all of our Franchise Brands and the underlying strength in demand across international markets, including the emerging markets," said Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s President and Chief Executive Officer. "For the first quarter, we grew revenue, improved profitability and delivered growth in adjusted net earnings despite significant foreign exchange headwinds. While the first quarter is the least significant quarter of the year, the global Hasbro team delivered a strong start to the year."
"Our first quarter results highlighted the strength of our brands, our global reach and our balance sheet,” said Deborah Thomas, Hasbro’s Chief Financial Officer. “Foreign exchange did negatively impact both revenues and earnings in the quarter; however, several factors helped mitigate the negative impact to profitability. These included the continued momentum in our Franchise Brands, the benefit of favorable foreign exchange product cost hedges and a larger contribution of higher-margin Entertainment and Licensing revenues. Our first quarter results keep us on track to achieve our previously stated targets."
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