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Hasbro (HAS) Misses Q2 EPS by 23c, Revenues Miss

July 27, 2020 6:32 AM

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) reported Q2 EPS of $0.02, $0.23 worse than the analyst estimate of $0.25. Revenue for the quarter came in at $860.3 million versus the consensus estimate of $1.01 billion.

"The global Hasbro team is executing our playbook amidst a dynamic and challenging environment. They are doing so with creativity and agility, identifying new and efficient ways to operate, capitalizing on our investments in creating a digital-first orientation while keeping our innovation engines moving and leveraging the expertise of a management team that has led through challenges in the past," said Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s chairman and chief executive officer. "The second quarter was much as we expected: strong point of sale for Hasbro brands countered by a very challenging revenue period due to global closures in our supply chain, across retailers as well as in entertainment production. We believe the outlook improves from here. Consumers - children, families, fans and audiences - are relying on Hasbro brands and stories to connect and entertain themselves throughout this period. While the full-year COVID-19 impact geographically remains unpredictable, as stores reopen and we begin to return to production for entertainment we expect the environment to improve in the third quarter and set us up to execute a good holiday season.

"Over the next few years, we are positioned to benefit from the investments we have made in ecomm, entertainment and digital gaming," continued Goldner. "We have a strong entertainment lineup for 2021, through internally developed as well as third-party entertainment. We will also begin to see a greater benefit of synergies from the acquisition of eOne as we remain on track to deliver against our plan of $130 million in synergies by year-end 2022."

"Hasbro remains in a strong financial position, with over $1 billion in cash on our balance sheet and a $1.5 billion revolving credit facility available to us, should we need it," said Deborah Thomas, Hasbro’s chief financial officer. "Our team is executing well and we are reducing expenses, including in our commercial business where we are simplifying our go to market approach, and our TV and Film businesses where certain operations have not resumed. In some markets and channels, our customers remained closed throughout the second quarter and with certain customers cash collections have been extended. We continue to see improvement as stores reopen, and we are working closely with our customers to successfully navigate this period. Working capital needs increase in the second half of the year, with early fourth quarter the peak period and we are positioned to support our plans for a good holiday season."

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