Transformers helps Hasbro exceed 2nd Quarter earnings expectations

Transformers helps Hasbro exceed 2nd Quarter earnings expectations

Monday, July 20th, 2009 4:44pm CDT

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In these days of dire economic forecasts, it is always uplifting to hear some positive financial news. Today, it is our pleasure to bring you just that, and better yet, our beloved Transformers are part of the reason.

Hasbro today released their 2nd quarter earnings and they have exceeded insider projections.

Here is an excerpt of an article today from Toy News Online.

US and Canada sales were $490.9 million, compared to $467.7 million in 2008. The results reflect growth in Transformers, GI Joe, Littlest Pet Shop, Nerf, Play-Doh, Furreal Friends and Tonka. The segment reported an operating profit of $56.3 million, compared to $43.7 million in 2008.

International segment sales fell to $276.2 million, compared to $293.7 million in 2008. The revenues include a negative foreign exchange impact of approximately $42.8 million.

The results reflect growth in Transformers, G.I. Joe, Littlest Pet Shop, Nerf, Play-Doh and Star Wars. The International segment reported an operating profit of $16.5 million, up from $14 million in 2008.


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Credit(s): Toy News Online


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Re: Transformers helps Hasbro exceed 2nd Quarter earnings expectations (958599)
Posted by Jetstorm92210 on July 20th, 2009 @ 5:06pm CDT
The reason why your sales fell internationally was because you haven't released many Animated and Universe to other territories. I'm still waiting for Dinobot, Hotshot, Cyclonus, Hound, Cheetor, Starscream, Ratchet, Smokescreen, Inferno, Vector Prime, Overload, Leo Prime, Brawn, Beachcomber, Bumblebee, Starscream, Cosmos, Rodimus, Wheelie, Warpath, Silverbolt, Stormcloud, Bruticus, Treadbolt, Animated Ultra Magnus, Shockwave, Wreck-gar, Atomic Lugnut, Skywarp, Samurai Prowl, Sentinel Prime, Swoop, Waspinator, and some others I forgot to show up in my country.
Re: Transformers helps Hasbro exceed 2nd Quarter earnings expectations (958604)
Posted by capellamusic on July 20th, 2009 @ 5:15pm CDT
Jetstorm9221 wrote:The reason why your sales fell internationally was because you haven't released many Animated and Universe to other territories. I'm still waiting for Dinobot, Hotshot, Cyclonus, Hound, Cheetor, Starscream, Ratchet, Smokescreen, Inferno, Vector Prime, Overload, Leo Prime, Brawn, Beachcomber, Bumblebee, Starscream, Cosmos, Rodimus, Wheelie, Warpath, Silverbolt, Stormcloud, Bruticus, Treadbolt, Animated Ultra Magnus, Shockwave, Wreck-gar, Atomic Lugnut, Skywarp, Samurai Prowl, Sentinel Prime, Swoop, Waspinator, and some others I forgot to show up in my country.


I second that. The Universe line didn't even make it to my country (Portugal), even TRU doesn't have it. Still, from your list we have Leader class Animated Ultra Magnus here going for just 15 euros at TRU! They have about 30 or more of them in clearance. My local TRU also has Animated Swoop but for the regular price, which is actually 15 euros also :) . From the Movie ROTF line we still only got the 1st wave and the 2 preview figures...
Re: Transformers helps Hasbro exceed 2nd Quarter earnings expectations (958612)
Posted by Jetstorm92210 on July 20th, 2009 @ 5:28pm CDT
I second that. The Universe line didn't even make it to my country (Portugal), even TRU doesn't have it. Still, from your list we have Leader class Animated Ultra Magnus here going for just 15 euros at TRU! They have about 30 or more of them in clearance. My local TRU also has Animated Swoop but for the regular price, which is actually 15 euros also . From the Movie ROTF line we still only got the 1st wave and the 2 preview figures...


I really want Ultra Magnus, and that's a great price. :lol: Even Supreme Optimus Prime was released and he was a major shelfwarmer.
The ironic part is that you live in Portugal and I live in Mexico and they can't release Ultra Magnus in the country next to the US.
Same situation here with the Movie line, only the first wave released.
Re: Transformers helps Hasbro exceed 2nd Quarter earnings expectations (958625)
Posted by capellamusic on July 20th, 2009 @ 5:47pm CDT
Jetstorm9221 wrote:I really want Ultra Magnus, and that's a great price. :lol: Even Supreme Optimus Prime was released and he was a major shelfwarmer.
The ironic part is that you live in Portugal and I live in Mexico and they can't release Ultra Magnus in the country next to the US.
Same situation here with the Movie line, only the first wave released.


Yeah, and when I bought mine on my local TRU it was being sold for 20 euros and I thought it was a great price. This week they lowered even more to 15 euros and I was like :o . You can even check that at the horrible portuguese TRU site (they placed the wrong photo showing Bulkhead instead):

http://www.toysrus.pt/catalogue/ProductListBusqueda.php?page=2&brand=TF

Unfortunately they don't sell on the site.

Why can't it be released in a country next to the USA? At least that can't be a reason for the ones not sold in my country since we're really really far from the USA :P .
Re: Transformers helps Hasbro exceed 2nd Quarter earnings expectations (958796)
Posted by Jetstorm92210 on July 20th, 2009 @ 10:15pm CDT
Thanks for the link, it's funny that the FAB's are more expensive than Ultra Magnus :lol: .

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