Hasbro Inc. Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, February 6, 2012. Hasbro is a global company that designs, manufactures and markets games and toys to children and families.

Hasbro, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net income of $1.06 per share, a rise of 7.1% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from $1.21. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It also has dropped from $1.18 during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $2.76 per share, a rise of 6.6% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company missed estimates by 3 cents, coming in at net income of $1.27 per share against an estimate of profit of. In the second quarter, the company also missed expectations.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a rise of 4.7% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $1.34 billion.

Analyst Ratings: six out of 10 analysts surveyed (60%) have a buy rating on Hasbro.. This is below the mean analyst rating of nine competitors, which average 66.7% buy ratings.

A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit rose 10.2% to $171 million ($1.27 a share) from $155.2 million ($1.09 a share) the year earlier, but fell short analyst expectations. Revenue rose 4.8% to $1.38 billion from $1.31 billion.

Key Stats:

While the company has been profitable for the last eight quarters, income has fallen year over year by an average of 10.8% over the past four quarters. The quarter hit the hardest was the first quarter, that saw a 70.8% drop.

The company’s revenue has risen for two straight quarters. In the second quarter, the figure rose 23.1%.

Stock Price Performance: During December 30, 2011 to January 31, 2012, the stock price had risen $3.29 (10.4%) from $31.62 to $34.91. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 21, 2011 and May 2, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 6.6% (+$2.86) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between September 14, 2011 and September 22, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 7.7% (-$2.81) over that span.

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)

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