Hasbro Q2 earnings

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  1. Nightrain

    Nightrain Senior Villain

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    Hasbro Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter 2012 (NYSE:HAS)

    The boys division declined from a year ago, as did girls and gaming.

    They note:

    Btw they did beat estimates, so the stock has a nice jump today.
     
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  2. Thelonicon

    Thelonicon Well-Known Member

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    Sales might be a bit better if there were any Transformers released in Q2 besides deluxe Bumblebee. (I'm only half joking here.)
     
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    The lack of GI Joe's second movie probably rained on a fair share of their plans.
     
  5. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    In before 'I know how to run a giant toy company better than Hasbro do'.

    ...but i do think they put way too much stock in Prime, and that the plague of Bumblebees is only part of the problem.
     
  6. Sumner Sturgeon

    Sumner Sturgeon It's not easy being the best~

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    Inb4 more rabid bronies than me come along and scream, "Haha, ponies are making more money than those dumb old Transformers!".
     
  7. PlanckEpoch

    PlanckEpoch Just a regular old plumbus

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    I'd be very curious to see what the numbers specifically relating to MLP:FIM are. :lol 
     
  8. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    process Hanlon's razor Veteran

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    Looking at girls n gaming being also affected, does make it look like its emblemetic of larger problem (ppl saving more, spending less during poor job market).
     
  11. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    No TF movie=decline in comp sales. So surprise here.
     
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    Generations basically vanished from big name stores at the start of the year (and is just now beginning to reappear with the FOC stuff). Prime stuff isn't really moving due to distribution and shelfwarmer issues (and how many kids know the show actually exists and can watch it regularly?). And DOTM stuff just won't move, no matter how cheap it is at Walmart (or how expensive it is at Target).

    But it will get better. FOC stuff should do well, and I think the Toys R Us/former Asia-exclusive stuff will do alright.

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  13. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Beat the estimated figures? Excellent!
    With no Transformers movie this year and GI Joe being pushed back I'm glad to see Marvel picking up the slack with Avengers and Spiderman.
     
  14. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    That's what you get for overstocking Bumblebee.
     

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