Hasbro, Inc. Second Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, July 18, 2011. Hasbro Inc. 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 38 cents per share, a rise of 31% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 37 cents. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $3.07 per share, a rise of 18.5% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company has beaten estimates the last four quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped forecasts by 5 cents, reporting net income of 22 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of 17 cents per share.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $856.5 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 16.1% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $4.4 billion for the year, a rise of 10% from last year’s revenue of $4 billion.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bullish on this stock with 10 analysts rating it as a buy, none rating it as a sell and five rating it as a hold.

Key Stats:

The company has now seen net income fall in each of the last two quarters. In the first quarter, net income fell 70.8% from the year earlier quarter, while the figure dropped 15.4% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year.

Revenue has fallen in the past two quarters. In first quarter, revenue declined 0.1% to $672 million from the year earlier quarter. In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, the figure fell 7%.

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Stock Price Performance: During May 13, 2011 to July 12, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.80 (-10%) from $48.05 to $43.25. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between August 18, 2010, and August 26, 2010, when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 8.9% (+$3.53) over that span. Shares have been on a negative streak of late, closing down every day between July 11, 2011 and July 12, 2011. Shares are down $3.36 (-7.2%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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