Hasbro, Inc.
HASBRO INC (Form: 10-Q, Received: 08/10/2007 11:23:26)


SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D. C.   20549

FORM 10-Q

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934



For the quarterly period ended July 1, 2007

Commission file number 1-6682



HASBRO, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant, As Specified in its Charter)


 

      Rhode Island     

               05-0155090            

(State of Incorporation)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)



1027 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket, Rhode Island  02862

(Address of Principal Executive Offices, Including Zip Code)

 

               (401) 431-8697               

(Registrant's Phone Number, Including Area Code)



    Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by

Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months

(or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports) and

(2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

 

Yes  X  or No    

 

  Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, or a non-accelerated filer. See definition of accelerated filer and large accelerated filer in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

Large Accelerated filer    X       Accelerated filer           Non-accelerated filer    

 

  Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

Yes      or No  X 

 


The number of shares of Common Stock, par value $.50 per share, outstanding as of July 23, 2007 was 161,197,423.





PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1: Financial Statements

HASBRO, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Thousands of Dollars Except Share Data)

(Unaudited)



         

 

 

July 1,

 

July 2,

 

Dec. 31,

Assets

 

2007

 

2006

 

2006

 

 

---------

 

---------

 

---------

Current assets

           

  Cash and cash equivalents

$

525,573

 

417,087

 

715,400

  Short-term investments

 

-

 

72,625

 

-

  Accounts receivable, less allowance

           

    for doubtful accounts of $29,900,

           

    $31,200 and $27,700

 

417,687

 

290,480

 

556,287

  Inventories

 

352,457

 

258,500

 

203,337

  Deferred income taxes

 

78,978

 

95,943

 

83,854

  Prepaid expenses

 

159,251

 

133,719

 

159,437

   

--------------

 

--------------

 

--------------

       Total current assets

 

1,533,946

 

1,268,354

 

1,718,315

             

Property, plant and equipment, less accumulated

           

  depreciation of $391,000, $366,500 and $379,000

 

184,905

 

164,057

 

181,726

   

--------------

 

--------------

 

--------------

             

Other assets

           

  Goodwill

 

470,648

 

468,634

 

469,938

  Other intangibles, less accumulated amortization

           

    of $694,000, $623,800 and $658,200

 

497,410

 

577,379

 

532,257

  Other

 

222,035

 

256,941

 

194,669

   

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--------------

 

--------------

       Total other assets

 

1,190,093

 

1,302,954

 

1,196,864

 

 

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--------------

 

--------------

             

       Total assets

$

2,908,944

 

2,735,365

 

3,096,905

 

 

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(continued)




HASBRO, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Balance Sheets (continued)

(Thousands of Dollars Except Share Data)

(Unaudited)


           

                                           

 

July 1,

 

July 2,

 

Dec. 31,

 

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

 

2007

 

2006

 

2006

 
   

---------

 

---------

 

---------

 

Current liabilities

             

  Short-term borrowings

$

89,051

 

10,017

 

10,582

 

  Accounts payable

 

162,181

 

128,277

 

160,015

 

  Accrued liabilities

 

368,128

 

501,459

 

735,296

 

 

 

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--------------

 

--------------

 

     Total current liabilities

 

619,360

 

639,753

 

905,893

 
               

Long-term debt, excluding current portion

 

494,658

 

494,359

 

494,917

 

Other liabilities

 

247,982

 

143,732

 

158,205

 

 

 

--------------

 

--------------

 

--------------

 

     Total liabilities

 

1,362,000

 

1,277,844

 

1,559,015

 

 

 

--------------

 

--------------

 

--------------

 

Shareholders' equity

             

  Preference stock of $2.50 par

             

    value. Authorized 5,000,000

             

    shares; none issued

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

  Common stock of $.50 par value.

             

    Authorized 600,000,000 shares;

             

    issued 209,694,630

 

104,847

 

104,847

 

104,847

 

  Additional paid-in capital

 

349,904

 

355,031

 

322,254

 

  Retained earnings

 

2,012,833

 

1,850,801

 

2,020,348

 

  Accumulated other comprehensive earnings

 

26,254

 

26,031

 

11,186

 

  Treasury stock, at cost; 48,617,472 shares at

             

    July 1, 2007, 45,238,593 at July 2, 2006

             

    and 49,074,215 at December 31, 2006

 

(946,894

)

(879,189

)

(920,745

)

 

 

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--------------

 

--------------

 
 

Total shareholders' equity

 

1,546,944

 

1,457,521

 

1,537,890

 

 

 

--------------

 

--------------

 

--------------

 
               

 

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

2,908,944

 

2,735,365

 

3,096,905

 

 

 

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See accompanying condensed notes to consolidated financial statements.




HASBRO, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Thousands of Dollars Except Per Share Data)

(Unaudited)

     
     

 

Quarter Ended

Six Months Ended

 

-----------------------------------

------------------------------------

 

Thirteen

Thirteen

Twenty-Six

Twenty-Seven

 

Weeks Ended

Weeks Ended

Weeks Ended

Weeks Ended

 

July 1, 2007

July 2, 2006

July 1, 2007

July 2, 2006

 

-------------------

------------------

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Net revenues

$

691,408

 

527,764

 

1,316,675

 

995,945

 

Cost of sales

 

273,212

 

210,369

 

516,664

 

396,461

 

 

 

------------

 

------------

 

------------

 

-------------

 

Gross profit

 

418,196

 

317,395

 

800,011

 

599,484

 

 

 

------------

 

------------

 

------------

 

-------------

 

Expenses

                 

  Amortization

 

17,574

 

19,140

 

35,532

 

37,392

 

  Royalties

 

62,524

 

30,200

 

112,784

 

56,190

 

  Research and product development

 

38,787

 

39,606

 

74,097

 

77,770

 

  Advertising

 

78,995

 

60,466

 

146,630

 

115,320

 

  Selling, distribution and administration

 

164,539

 

147,384

 

321,464

 

294,339

 
   

------------

 

------------

 

------------

 

-------------

 

     Total expenses

 

362,419

 

296,796

 

690,507

 

581,011

 

 

 

------------

 

------------

 

------------

 

-------------

 

Operating profit  

 

55,777

 

20,599

 

109,504

 

18,473

 

 

 

------------

 

------------

 

------------

 

-------------

 

Nonoperating (income) expense

                 

  Interest expense

 

6,661

 

6,812

 

12,845

 

13,938

 

  Interest income

 

(10,010

)

(6,244

)

(18,948

)

(13,577

)

  Other (income) expense, net

 

37,165

 

(12,471

)

44,046

 

(8,937

)

   

------------

 

------------

 

------------

 

-------------

 

     Total nonoperating (income) expense

 

33,816

 

(11,903

)

37,943

 

(8,576

)

 

 

------------

 

------------

 

------------

 

-------------

 

Earnings before income taxes

 

21,961

 

32,502

 

71,561

 

27,049

 

Income taxes

 

17,160

 

5,414

 

33,870

 

4,860

 

 

 

------------

 

------------

 

------------

 

-------------

 

Net earnings

$

4,801

 

27,088

 

37,691

 

22,189

 
   

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Net earnings per common share

                 

   Basic

$

.03

 

.16

 

.23

 

.13

 
   

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=======

 

=======

 

   Diluted

$

.03

 

.07

 

.23

 

.06

 
   

=======

 

=======

 

=======

 

=======

 

Cash dividends declared per

                 

   common share

$

.16

 

.12

 

.32

 

.24

 

 

 

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See accompanying condensed notes to consolidated financial statements.




HASBRO, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Thousands of Dollars)

(Unaudited)

 

Six Months Ended

 

--------------------------------------

 

Twenty-Six

Twenty-Seven

 

Weeks Ended

Weeks Ended

 

July 1, 2007

July 2, 2006

 

-------------------

------------------

Cash flows from operating activities

         
 

Net earnings

$

37,691

 

22,189

 
 

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash

         
 

provided (utilized) by operating activities:

         

 

  Depreciation and amortization of plant and equipment

 

38,624

 

31,936

 

 

  Other amortization

 

35,532

 

37,392

 
 

  Loss on impairment of investment

 

-

 

2,629

 
 

  Change in fair value of liabilities potentially settleable

         
 

     in common stock

 

44,370

 

(11,940

)

 

  Deferred income taxes

 

1,395

 

9,487

 
 

  Stock-based compensation

 

15,024

 

11,052

 
 

  Change in operating assets and liabilities (other

         
 

     than cash and cash equivalents):

         
 

    Decrease in accounts receivable

 

139,908

 

240,762

 
 

    Increase in inventories

 

(145,178

)

(76,003

)

 

    Decrease (increase) in prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

41,042

 

(23,700

)

 

    Decrease in accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

(124,336

)

(241,068

)

 

    Other, including long-term portion of royalty advances

 

(55,168

)

(91,176

)

 

 

------------

 

------------

 
 

         Net cash provided (utilized) by operating activities

 

28,904

 

(88,440

)

 

 

------------

 

------------

 

Cash flows from investing activities

         
 

Additions to property, plant and equipment

 

(40,880

)

(29,944

)

 

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment

 

180

 

959

 
 

Purchases of short-term investments

 

(15,000

)

(704,345

)

 

Sales of short-term investments

 

15,000

 

631,720

 
 

Other

 

846

 

(277

)

 

 

------------

 

------------

 
 

         Net cash utilized by investing activities

 

(39,854

)

(101,887

)

 

 

------------

 

------------

 

Cash flows from financing activities

         
 

Repurchases of and repayments of borrowings with original

         
 

  maturities of more than three months

 

-

 

(32,743

)

 

Net proceeds (repayments) of other short-term borrowings

 

78,350

 

(3,885

)

 

Purchases of common stock

 

(93,778

)

(279,631

)

 

Purchase of warrants

 

(200,000

)

-

 
 

Stock option transactions

 

65,881

 

14,967

 
 

Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation

 

14,225

 

1,682

 
 

Dividends paid

 

(44,923

)

(36,502

)

 

 

------------

 

------------

 
 

         Net cash utilized by financing activities

 

(180,245

)

(336,112

)

 

 

------------

 

------------

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

 

1,368

 

1,258

 

 

 

------------

 

------------

 
 

         Decrease in cash and cash equivalents

 

(189,827

)

(525,181

)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

 

715,400

 

942,268

 

 

 

------------

 

------------

 
 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

525,573

 

417,087

 

 

 

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HASBRO, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (continued)

(Thousands of Dollars)

(Unaudited)

         
 

Six Months Ended

 

------------------------------------

 

Twenty-Six

Twenty-Seven

 

Weeks Ended

Weeks Ended

 

July 1, 2007

July 2, 2006

 

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------------------

Supplemental information

       

  Cash paid during the period for:

       

    Interest

$11,831

 

13,294

 

    Income taxes

$40,855

 

51,253

 
 

See accompanying condensed notes to consolidated financial statements.

 
 
  

 
 

HASBRO, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Earnings

(Thousands of Dollars)

(Unaudited)

     
     

 

Quarter Ended

Six Months Ended

 

-----------------------------------

------------------------------------

 

Thirteen

Thirteen

Twenty-Six

Twenty-Seven

 

Weeks Ended

Weeks Ended

Weeks Ended

Weeks Ended

 

July 1, 2007

July 2, 2006

July 1, 2007

July 2, 2006

 

-------------------

------------------

-------------------

-------------------

Net earnings

$

4,801

 

27,088

 

37,691

 

22,189

 

Other comprehensive earnings

 

6,904

 

12,010

 

7,289

 

10,683

 
   

----------

 

----------

 

----------

 

----------

 

Total comprehensive earnings

$

11,705

 

39,098

 

44,980

 

32,872

 

 

 

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See accompanying condensed notes to consolidated financial statements.



HASBRO, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
(Thousands of Dollars and Shares Except Per Share Data)
(Unaudited)

 
(1)   In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited interim financial statements contain all normal and recurring adjustments necessary to present fairly the financial position of the Company as of July 1, 2007 and July 2, 2006, and the results of its operations and cash flows for the periods then ended in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("U.S. GAAP"). The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and notes thereto. Actual results could differ from those estimates.


The six months ended July 1, 2007 is a twenty-six week period while the six months ended July 2, 2006 is a twenty-seven week period. The quarters ended July 1, 2007 and July 2, 2006 were both thirteen week periods.  


The results of operations for the quarter ended July 1, 2007 are not necessarily indicative of results to be expected for the full year.


These condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared without audit, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Certain information and disclosures normally included in the financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations.  The Company filed audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2006 in its annual report on Form 10-K, which includes all such information and disclosures, and accordingly, should be read in conjunction with the financial information included herein.  


The Company's accounting policies are the same as those described in Note 1 to the Company's consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006 with the exception of the accounting for uncertain tax positions and accounting for pension and postretirement plans. Effective January 1, 2007, the first day of fiscal 2007, the Company adopted Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") Interpretation No. 48, "Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes" ("FIN 48"), which applies to all tax positions accounted for under Statement of Financial Accounting Standard No. 109, "Accounting for Income Taxes". See Note 6 for further information related to the adoption of this statement. In addition, effective January 1, 2007, the Company changed the measurement date of certain of its defined benefit pension plans and other postretirement plan from September 30 to its fiscal year-end date, pursuant to the requirements of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 158, "Employers' Accounting for Defined Benefit Pension and Other Postretirement Plans". See Note 5 for further information related to the change in measurement dates.


Substantially all of the Company's inventories consist of finished goods.


Certain amounts in the 2006 consolidated financial statements have been reclassified to conform to the 2007 presentation.



HASBRO, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)

(Thousands of Dollars and Shares Except Per Share Data)
(Unaudited)


(2)    Earnings per share data for the fiscal quarters and six months ended July 1, 2007 and July 2, 2006 were computed as follows:

 

2007

2006

 

-----------------

-----------------

Quarter
----------

Basic
-------

Diluted
--------

Basic
-------

Diluted
--------

Net earnings

$    4,801

4,801

27,088

27,088 

Effect of dilutive securities:

       

   Change in fair value of liabilities

       

      potentially settleable in common stock

-

-

-

(15,270)

 

------------

------------

------------

------------ 

Adjusted net earnings

$    4,801

4,801

27,088

11,818 

 

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=======

======= 

         

Average shares outstanding

160,398

160,398

169,648

169,648 

Effect of dilutive securities:

       

   Liabilities potentially settleable in

       

      common stock

-

-

-

6,036 

   Options and warrants

-

4,245

-

1,692 

 

------------

------------

------------

------------ 

Equivalent shares

160,398

164,643

169,648

177,376 

 

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=======

=======

======= 

         

Net earnings per share

$        .03

.03

.16

.07 

 

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HASBRO, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)
(Thousands of Dollars and Shares Except Per Share Data)
(Unaudited)


 

2007

2006

 

-----------------

-----------------

Six Months
---------------

Basic
-------

Diluted
---------

Basic
-------

Diluted
---------

Net earnings

$  37,691

37,691

22,189

22,189 

Effect of dilutive securities:

       

   Change in fair value of liabilities

       

      potentially settleable in common stock

-

-

-

(11,940)

   Interest expense on contingent convertible

       

      debentures due 2021

-

2,130

-

 

------------

------------

------------

------------ 

Adjusted net earnings

$  37,691

39,821

22,189

10,249 

 

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=======

=======

======= 

         

Average shares outstanding

160,661

160,661

173,475

173,475 

Effect of dilutive securities:

       

   Liabilities potentially settleable in

       

      common stock

-

-

-

5,656 

   Contingent convertible debentures

       

      due 2021

-

11,569

-

   Options and warrants

-

4,206

-

1,915 

 

------------

------------

------------

------------ 

Equivalent shares

160,661

176,436

173,475

181,046 

 

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=======

=======

======= 

         

Net earnings per share

$        .23

.23

.13

.06 

 

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=======

=======

======= 




Certain warrants containing a put feature that may be settled in cash or common stock were required to be accounted for as a liability at fair value. The Company was required to assess if these warrants, classified as a liability, had a more dilutive impact on earnings per share when treated as an equity contract. For the quarters and six months ended July 1, 2007, the warrants had a more dilutive impact on earnings per share assuming they were treated as a liability. If the warrants had been treated as an equity contract, 3,143 and 3,853 shares would have been included in dilutive shares for the quarter and six months ended July 1, 2007 with a corresponding adjustment to add back the related expense of $36,450 and $44,370, respectively, to reported net earnings. For the quarters and six months ended July 2, 2006, the warrants had a more dilutive impact on earnings per share assuming they were treated as an equity contract. Accordingly, for the diluted earnings per share calculation for these periods, the numerator includes an adjustment to earnings to exclude the income included therein related to the fair market value adjustment and the denominator includes an adjustment to include the shares issuable under the contract. In May of 2007, the Company repurchased these warrants for $200,000 in cash under the call provision of the amended warrant agreement. See Note 8.




HASBRO, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)

(Thousands of Dollars and Shares Except Per Share Data)
(Unaudited)


For the quarter ended July 1, 2007 and the quarter and six months ended July 2, 2006, the effect of the Company's contingent convertible debt was antidilutive. Had the effect of the convertible debt been dilutive, 11,567 and 11,574 shares would have been included in dilutive shares for the quarters ended July 1, 2007 and July 2, 2006, respectively, and interest expense, net of tax, of $1,065 and $1,066 for each of the respective periods would have been added back to net earnings to calculate diluted earnings per share. For the six months ended July 2, 2006, 11,574 shares would have been included in diluted shares and interest expense, net of tax, of $2,131 would have been added back to net earnings to calculate earnings per share. For the six months ended July 1, 2007, the effect of the contingent convertible debt was dilutive and, accordingly, adjustments have been made to the net earnings and dilutive shares.


Options and warrants to acquire shares totaling 3,857 at July 1, 2007 and 7,824 at July 2, 2006, were excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings per share because to include them would have been antidilutive.


 (3)  At July 2, 2006, the Company had invested $72,625 in auction rate securities, which were recorded as short-term investments on the consolidated balance sheet. These securities were accounted for as available-for-sale securities and reflected at par value, which approximated fair value. There were no such investments at July 1, 2007.


(4)    Other comprehensive earnings for the quarters and six months ended July 1, 2007 and July 2, 2006 consist of the following:


   

Quarter Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 
   

July 1,

 

July 2,

 

July 1,

 

July 2,

 
   

2007

 

2006

 

2007

 

2006

 
   

---------

 

---------

 

---------

 

---------

 

Foreign currency translation adjustments

$

10,327

 

14,084

 

12,738

 

16,101

 

Changes in value of available-for-sale    securities, net of tax

 

88

 

(1,680

)

(1,074

)

(4,122

)

Net Losses on cash flow hedging     activities, net of tax

 

(3,974

)

(3,081

)

(4,758

)

(3,667

)

Reclassifications to earnings, net of tax

 

463

 

2,687

 

383

 

2,371

 
   

----------

 

----------

 

----------

 

----------

 

Other comprehensive earnings

$

6,904

 

12,010

 

7,289

 

10,683

 
   

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======

 

======

 

======

 


In the first quarter of 2007, in accordance with SFAS No. 158, the Company changed its measurement date for certain of its defined benefit pension plans and its postretirement plan from September 30 to the Company's fiscal year-end date. As a result of this change, the assets and liabilities of these plans were remeasured as of December 31, 2006, the 2006 fiscal year end date of the Company. This remeasurement resulted in an adjustment to accumulated other comprehensive earnings of $7,779 during the first quarter of 2007.




HASBRO, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)
(Thousands of Dollars and Shares Except Per Share Data)
(Unaudited)


The reclassification adjustment from other comprehensive earnings to net income of $383 for the six months ended July 1, 2007 includes a realized gain of $(664) on the sale of available-for-sale securities. Reclassification adjustments from other comprehensive earnings to net earnings of $2,687 and $2,371 for the quarter and six months ended July 2, 2006 include an impairment charge of $2,629 relating to an other than temporary decrease in the value of the Company's investment in Infogrames SA common stock. The remainder of the reclassification adjustments for the quarter and six months ended July 1, 2007 and July 2, 2006 represent net (gains) losses on cash flow hedging derivatives for which the related transaction has impacted earnings and was reflected in cost of sales.  The losses on cash flow hedging derivatives for the quarter and six months ended July 1, 2007 include losses reclassified to earnings as the result of hedge ineffectiveness of $2 and $15, respectively. The losses on cash flow hedging derivatives for the quarter and six months ended July 2, 2006 include gains on cash flows reclassified to earnings as the result of hedge ineffectiveness of $3. The Company expects that substantially all of the remaining deferred loss, net of tax, on derivative hedging instruments at July 1, 2007 of $5,826 in accumulated other comprehensive earnings to be reclassified to earnings within the next twelve months.


 (5)    The components of the net periodic cost of the Company's defined benefit pension and other postretirement plans for the quarters and six months ended July 1, 2007 and July 2, 2006 are as follows:


 

Quarter Ended

 

--------------------

             
 

Pension

 

Postretirement

 

------------------

 

------------------

 

July 1, 2007

 

July 2, 2006

 

July 1, 2007

July 2, 2006

 

-------

 

-------

 

-------

-------

Service cost

$ 3,265

 

3,270

 

149

167

Interest cost

5,115

 

4,707

 

526

502

Expected return on assets

(6,723

)

(5,397

)

-

-

Net amortization and deferrals

659

 

1,179

 

91

112

 

--------

 

--------

 

--------

--------

Net periodic benefit cost

$ 2,316

 

3,759

 

766

781

 

=====

 

=====

 

=====

=====




HASBRO, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)

(Thousands of Dollars and Shares Except Per Share Data)

(Unaudited)


 

Six Months Ended

 

------------------

             
 

Pension

 

Postretirement

 

------------------

 

------------------

 

July 2, 2006

 

July 2, 2006

 

July 2, 2006

July 2, 2006

 

-------

 

-------

 

-------

-------

Service cost

$ 6,475

 

 6,751

 

298

347

Interest cost

10,169

 

9,745

 

1,052

1,044

Expected return on assets

(13,428

)

(11,171

)

-

-

Net amortization and deferrals

1,315

 

2,438

 

182

234

 

--------

 

--------

 

--------

--------

Net periodic benefit cost

$ 4,531

 

 7,763

 

1,532

1,625

 

=====

 

=====

 

=====

=====


In accordance with SFAS No. 158, effective January 1, 2007, the Company elected to change the measurement date of certain of its defined benefit plans and the Company's other postretirement plan from September 30 to the Company fiscal year-end date, which is December 30 for 2007. This change was required by SFAS No. 158 to be made no later than the end of the Company's 2008 fiscal year with early adoption permitted. As a result of this election, the assets and liabilities of these plans were remeasured as of December 31, 2006. The remeasurement of the assets and liabilities resulted in an increase in the projected benefit of $536 and an increase in fair value of plan assets of $10,872. The impact of this accounting change was a reduction of retained earnings of $2,143, an increase to accumulated other comprehensive earnings of $7,779, a decrease in long-term accrued pension expense of $3,619, an increase in prepaid pension expense of $5,482, and a decrease in long-term deferred tax assets of $3,465.


During the first two quarters of fiscal 2007 the Company has made cash contributions to its pension plans of approximately $3,200. The Company expects to contribute approximately $3,900 during the remainder of fiscal 2007.


(6) On January 1, 2007, the Company adopted Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") Interpretation No. 48 ("FIN 48"), which applies to all tax positions accounted for under Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 109, "Accounting for Income Taxes". FIN 48 prescribes a two step process for the measurement of uncertain tax positions that have been taken or are expected to be taken in a tax return. The first step is a determination of whether the tax position should be recognized in the financial statements. The second step determines the measurement of the tax position. FIN 48 also provides guidance on derecognition of such tax positions, classification, potential interest and penalties, accounting in interim periods and disclosure. The adoption of FIN 48 resulted in a $88,798 decrease in current liabilities, a $85,773 increase in long-term liabilities, a $5,333 increase to the long-term deferred tax assets and a $8,358 increase to retained earnings.


At the date of adoption, the amount of unrecognized tax benefits, including potential accrued interest and penalties, amounted to $85,773. Substantially all of these amounts, if recognized, would decrease the effective tax rate in the period in which each of the benefits is recognized. There have been no material changes in the amount of unrecognized tax benefits during 2007.



HASBRO, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)

(Thousands of Dollars and Shares Except Per Share Data)

(Unaudited)


During 2007, the Company recognized $2,409 of potential interest and penalties, which are included as a component of income tax in the accompanying statement of operations.


The Company and its subsidiaries file income tax returns in the United States and various state and international jurisdictions. In the normal course of business, the Company is regularly audited by U.S. federal, state and local and international tax authorities in various tax jurisdictions. With few exceptions, the Company is no longer subject to U.S. federal, state or local or non-U.S. income tax examinations by tax authorities in its major jurisdictions for years before 2002. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has recently completed an examination related to the 2002 and 2003 U.S. Federal income tax returns.  Upon the expiration of the statute of limitations related to this examination in September 2007, as well as those in certain other tax jurisdictions, the Company believes that it is reasonably possible that it may recognize up to approximately $34,000 of previously unrecognized tax benefits and related reversal of interest during the third quarter of 2007, primarily related to the deductibility of certain expenses and tax treatment of certain subsidiary and other transactions.  


The Company is also under income tax examination in Mexico and in several other state and foreign jurisdictions.  The ultimate resolution of these matters, including those that may be resolved within the next twelve months, is not yet determinable.


 (7) Hasbro is a worldwide leader in children’s and family leisure time and entertainment products and services, including the development, manufacture and marketing of games and toys ranging from traditional to high-tech. The Company has three principal segments, North America, International and Global Operations.


The North American segment includes the development, marketing and selling of boys' action figures, vehicles and playsets, girls' toys, electronic toys and games, plush products,  preschool toys and infant products,  electronic interactive products, tween electronic products, toy-related specialty products, traditional board games and puzzles, DVD- based games,  and trading card and role-playing games within the United States, Canada and Mexico. Within the International segment, the Company develops, markets and sells both toy and certain game products in non-North American markets, primarily the European, Asia Pacific, and Latin American regions. The Global Operations segment is responsible for manufacturing and sourcing finished product for the majority of the Company's segments. The Company also has other segments that primarily license out certain toy and game properties.


Segment performance is measured at the operating profit level. Included in Corporate and eliminations are certain corporate expenses, the elimination of intersegment transactions and certain assets benefiting more than one segment. Intersegment sales and transfers are reflected in management reports at amounts approximating cost. Certain shared costs are allocated to segments based upon foreign exchange rates fixed at the beginning of the year, with adjustment to actual foreign exchange rates included in Corporate and eliminations. The accounting policies of the segments are the same as those referenced in Note 1.




HASBRO, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)

(Thousands of Dollars and Shares Except Per Share Data)
(Unaudited)


Results shown for the quarter and six months are not necessarily representative of those which may be expected for the full year 2007 nor were those of the comparable 2006 periods representative of those actually experienced for the full year 2006. Similarly, such results are not necessarily those which would be achieved were each segment an unaffiliated business enterprise.


Information by segment and a reconciliation to reported amounts for the quarter and six months ended July 1, 2007 and July 2, 2006 are as follows.


 

Quarter Ended

                                              

------------------

 

July 1, 2007

July 2, 2006

 

-----------------

-----------------

   

External

Affiliate

External

Affiliate

Net revenues

 

-----------

----------

-----------

---------

       North America

$

449,403

2,117

 

361,956

1,789

 

       International

 

227,644

128

 

153,244

186

 

       Global Operations (a)

 

2,504

324,887

 

2,607

234,271

 

       Other segments

 

11,857

-

 

9,957

-

 

       Corporate and eliminations

 

-

(327,132

)

-

(236,246

)

 

 

------------

------------

 

------------

------------

 

 

$

691,408

-

 

527,764

-

 

 

 

=======

=======

 

=======

=======

 



 

Six Months Ended
-------------------------

 

July 1, 2007
-----------------

July 2, 2006
-----------------


Net revenues

External
-----------

Affiliate
----------

External
-----------

Affiliate  
----------

       North America

$

870,487

4,193

 

672,260

4,042

 

       International

 

415,320

327

 

298,735

297

 

       Global Operations (a)

 

3,846

593,042

 

4,543

423,747

 

       Other segments

 

27,022

-

 

20,407

-

 

       Corporate and eliminations

 

-

(597,562

)

-

(428,086

)

 

 

------------

------------

 

------------

------------

 

 

$

1,316,675

-

 

995,945

-

 

 

 

=======

=======

 

=======

=======

 




HASBRO, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)
(Thousands of Dollars and Shares Except Per Share Data)
(Unaudited)


 

Quarter Ended

----------------------

Six Months Ended

--------------------------

 

Operating profit (loss)

July 1,
2007
-------

July 2,
2006
-------

July 1,
2007
-------

July 2,
2006
-------

       North America

$

41,754

 

30,402

 

87,079

 

35,172

 

       International

 

11,293

 

(8,093

)

11,185

 

(16,416

)

       Global Operations (a)

 

7,178

 

1,095

 

11,606

 

1,460

 

       Other segments

 

358

 

2,958

 

5,146

 

6,029

 

       Corporate and eliminations (b)

 

(4,806

)

(5,763

)

(5,512

)

(7,772

)

 

 

-----------

 

-----------

 

------------

 

------------

 
 

$

55,777

 

20,599

 

109,504

 

18,473

 

 

 

======

 

======

 

======

 

======

 




Total assets

July 1,
2007
-------------

July 2,
2006
-------------

       North America

$

3,179,862

 

2,489,757

 

       International

 

824,106

 

649,730

 

       Global Operations

 

1,135,870

 

899,828

 

       Other segments

 

144,447

 

122,337

 

       Corporate and eliminations (b)

 

(2,375,341

)

(1,426,287

)

 

 

--------------

 

--------------

 
 

$

2,908,944

 

2,735,365

 

 

 

========

 

========

 



(a)  The Global Operations segment derives substantially all of its revenues and operating results from intersegment activities.


(b)  Certain intangible assets, primarily goodwill, which benefit operating segments are reflected as Corporate assets for segment reporting purposes. The amortization expense related to these assets has been allocated to the reporting unit which benefits from their use. In addition, allocations of certain expenses related to these assets to the individual operating segments are done prior to the start of the year based on budgeted amounts. Any differences between actual and budgeted amounts are reflected in the Corporate segment.




 HASBRO, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)
(Thousands of Dollars and Shares Except Per Share Data)
(Unaudited)


The following table presents consolidated net revenues by class of principal products for the quarters and six month periods ended July 1, 2007 and July 2, 2006.


 

Quarter Ended

Six Months Ended

 

 

July 1,
2007
---------

July 2,
2006
---------

July 1,
2007
---------

July 2,
2006
---------

Boys' toys

$

236,576

108,442

408,169

216,926

Games and puzzles

 

222,621

222,722

413,787

399,019

Preschool toys

 

77,623

65,015

143,402

123,349

Tweens toys

 

42,243

40,215

97,197

86,427

Girls' toys

 

99,382

82,132

216,602

154,658

Other

 

12,963

9,238

37,518

15,566

 

 

------------

------------

--------------

--------------

Net revenues

$

691,408

527,764

1,316,675

995,945

 

 

=======

=======

========

========


 (8) On May 9, 2007 the Company exercised its call option to repurchase all of the outstanding warrants for the Company's common stock held by Lucasfilm Ltd. and Lucas Licensing Ltd. (together "Lucas"). At the time of the call Lucas held exercisable warrants (the "Warrants") to purchase an aggregate of 15,750,000 shares of the Company's common stock. On May 24, 2007 the Company paid Lucas $200 million in cash and closed the repurchase of all of the Warrants. In connection with the repurchase, the Company recognized a final mark to market charge of $36.5 million in the second quarter of 2007 related to these warrants.



ITEM 2.  Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition
                  and Results of Operations


HASBRO, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial
Condition and Results of Operations

 (Thousands of Dollars and Shares Except Per Share Data)


This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, including the following section entitled Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, contains forward-looking statements expressing management's current expectations, goals, objectives and similar matters. See Item 1A, in Part II of this report, for a discussion of factors which may cause the Company's actual results or experience to differ materially from these forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise the forward-looking statements in this report after the date of the filing.


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

----------------------------------

The Company earns revenue and generates cash through the sale of a variety of toy and game products. The Company sells these products both within the United States and in a number of international markets. The Company's business is highly seasonal with a significant amount of revenues occurring in the second half of the year and, within that half, the fourth quarter. In 2006, 68% of the Company's net revenues were generated in the second half of the year with 35% of annual net revenues generated in the fourth quarter. In both 2005 and 2004, percentages were comparable at 67% and 35% for the second half and fourth quarter, respectively. While many of the Company's products are based on brands the Company owns or controls, the Company also offers products which are licensed from outside inventors. In addition, the Company licenses rights to produce products based on movie, television, music and other family entertainment properties, such as MARVEL and STAR WARS characters.


The Company’s North American toy and games business is managed under common leadership, providing a combined focus on developing, marketing, and selling products in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.  The International segment consists of the Company’s European, Asia Pacific and Latin American marketing operations. The Company’s world-wide manufacturing and product sourcing operations are managed through its Global Operations segment. The Hasbro Products Group is responsible for the world-wide licensing of the Company's intellectual properties and works closely with the North American and International segments on the development and outlicensing of the Company's brands.


The Company’s focus remains on growing core owned and controlled brands, developing new and innovative products which respond to market insights, and optimizing efficiencies within the Company to reduce costs, increase operating profits and strengthen its balance sheet.  While the Company believes it has achieved a more sustainable revenue base by developing and maintaining its core brands, it continues to opportunistically enter into or leverage existing strategic licenses which complement its brands and leverage its key strengths. In 2007, the Company expects significant sales of products related to the Company's license with Marvel Entertainment, Inc. and Marvel Characters, Inc. (collectively "Marvel"), primarily due to the theatrical release of SPIDERMAN-3 in May of 2007. Given the strength of its core brands, the Company may also seek to drive product-related revenues by increasing the visibility of its core brands through entertainment-based vehicles. As an example of this, in July of 2007, the TRANSFORMERS motion picture was released in most markets and the Company has developed products based on the motion picture that are being marketed in 2007.



HASBRO, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial

Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

(Thousands of Dollars and Shares Except Per Share Data)


The Company's core brands represent Company-owned or Company–controlled brands, such as TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, MONOPOLY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, PLAYSKOOL, G.I. JOE and TONKA, which have been successful for the Company over the long term.  The Company has a large portfolio of owned and controlled brands, which can be introduced in new formats and platforms over time.  These brands may also be further extended by pairing a licensed concept with a core brand. By focusing on core brands, the Company seeks to maintain a more consistent revenue stream and basis for future growth. In the first half of 2007 and the fiscal year 2006, the Company had strong sales of core brand products, including TRANSFORMERS, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP, MONOPOLY, NERF, and PLAY-DOH.


In addition to its focus on core brands, the Company’s strategy also involves trying to meet ever-changing consumer preferences by identifying and offering innovative products based on market opportunities and insights. The Company believes its strategy of focusing on the development of its core brands and continuing to identify innovative new products will help to prevent the Company from being dependent on the success of any one product line.


While the Company's strategy has continued to focus on growing its core brands and developing innovative, new products, it will continue to evaluate and enter into arrangements to license properties when the Company believes it is economically attractive. In 2006 the Company entered into a license with Marvel to produce toys and games based on Marvel’s portfolio of characters.  The Company had significant sales of products related to this license in the first half of 2007, primarily due to the theatrical release of SPIDER-MAN 3 in May of 2007. The Company will also incur royalties on products based on the theatrical release of TRANSFORMERS in July 2007. While gross profits of theatrical entertainment-based products are generally higher than many of the Company's other products, sales from these products also incur royalty expenses payable to the licensor. Such royalties reduce the impact of these higher gross margins. In certain instances, such as with Lucasfilm's STAR WARS, the Company may also incur amortization expense on property right-based assets acquired from the licensor of such properties, further impacting profit made on these products.


The Company’s long-term strategy also focuses on extending its brands further into the digital world. As part of this strategy, in August 2007, the Company announced a multi-year strategic agreement with Electronic Arts Inc. ("EA"). The agreement gives EA the exclusive worldwide rights, subject to existing limitations on the Company's rights and certain other exclusions, to create digital games based on a broad spectrum of the Company's intellectual properties, including MONOPOLY, SCRABBLE, YAHTZEE, NERF, TONKA, and LITTLEST PET SHOP. As part of the agreement, the Company has also obtained the rights to create toys and non-digital games based on EA's intellectual properties.





HASBRO, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial

Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

(Thousands of Dollars and Shares Except Per Share Data)


While the Company remains committed to investing in the growth of its business, it continues to be focused on reducing fixed costs through efficiencies and profit improvement. Over the last 5 years the Company has improved its operating margin from 7.8% in 2002 to 11.9% in 2006. In the fourth quarter of 2006, as part of its ongoing cost reduction efforts, the Company determined that it would reduce its manufacturing activity in Ireland and transition the manufacture of certain products to the Company's suppliers in China. The Company is also investing to grow its business in emerging international markets. The Company will also continue to evaluate strategic alliances and acquisitions which may complement its current product offerings or allow it entry into an area which is adjacent to and complementary to the toy and game business. The Company expects to leverage revenue to offset the impact of these investments and maintain 2007 operating margin levels near those in 2006.


In recent years, the Company has been seeking to return excess cash to its shareholders through share repurchase and dividends. As part of this initiative, in July 2006, the Company's Board of Directors (the "Board") authorized the repurchase of an additional $350,000 in common stock after a previous authorization of $350,000 was exhausted in July 2006. For the six months ended July 1, 2007, the Company invested $93,779 in the repurchase of 3,201 shares of common stock in the open market. As of July 1, 2007, approximately $102,298 remained under this authorization. On August 2, 2007, the Company's Board authorized the repurchase of up to an additional $500,000 of the Company's common stock. Subsequent to July 1, 2007, the amount remaining under the July 2006 authorization was fully utilized. Also, in May of 2007, the Company paid $200,000 in cash to repurchase exercisable warrants to purchase 15,750 shares of the Company's common stock. In addition, in February 2007, the Company announced an increase in its May 2007 quarterly dividend to $0.16 per share. This is the fourth consecutive year that the Board of Directors has increased the quarterly dividend rate.


SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

---------------------------------------------------------------

The relationship between various components of the results of operations, stated as a percent of net revenues, is illustrated below for the fiscal quarters and six months ended July 1, 2007 and July 2, 2006.  




HASBRO, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial
Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

(Thousands of Dollars and Shares Except Per Share Data)


 

Quarter

Six Months

 

2007

2006

2007

2006

 

-------

-------

-------

-------

Net revenues

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

Cost of sales

39.5   

39.9   

39.2   

39.8   

 

------------

------------

------------

------------

Gross profit

60.5   

60.1   

60.8   

60.2   

Amortization

2.5   

3.6   

2.7   

3.8   

Royalties  

9.0   

5.7   

8.6   

5.6   

Research and product development

5.6   

7.5   

5.6   

7.8   

Advertising

11.5   

11.5   

11.1   

11.6   

Selling, distribution and administration

23.8   

27.9   

24.5   

29.5   

 

------------

------------

------------

------------

Operating profit

8.1   

3.9   

8.3   

1.9   

Interest expense

1.0   

1.3   

1.0   

1.4   

Interest income

(1.5)  

(1.2)  

(1.4)  

(1.3)  

Other (income) expense, net

5.4   

(2.3)  

3.3   

(0.9)  

 

------------

------------

------------

------------

Earnings before income taxes

3.2   

6.1   

5.4   

2.7   

Income taxes

2.5   

1.0   

2.5   

0.5   

 

------------

------------

------------

------------

Net earnings

0.7%

5.1%

2.9%

2.2%

 

=======

=======

=======

=======


RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
-----------------------------------------
The six-month period ended July 1, 2007 was a twenty-six week period while the six months ended July 2, 2006 were a twenty-seven week period. The quarters ended July 1, 2007 and July 2, 2006 were both thirteen week periods. Net earnings for the quarter and six months ended July 1, 2007 were $4,801 and $37,691, respectively, compared with net earnings of $27,088 and $22,189 for the respective periods of 2006. Basic earnings per share for the quarter and six months ended July 1, 2007 were $0.03 and $0.23 compared with basic earnings per share of $0.16 and $0.13 for the respective periods in 2006. Diluted earnings per share were $0.03 and $0.23 for the quarter and six months ended July 1, 2007, compared with diluted earnings per share of $0.07 and $0.06 for the respective periods in 2006.


Consolidated net revenues for the quarter ended July 1, 2007 increased 31% to $691,408 compared with $527,764 for the quarter ended July 2, 2006. For the six months ended July 1, 2007, consolidated net revenues were $1,316,675 compared to $995,945 for the six months ended July 2, 2006, an increase of 32%. Consolidated net revenues were positively impacted by foreign currency translation in the amount of $12,097 and $22,216 for the quarter and six months ended July 1, 2007, respectively, as the result of the weaker U.S. dollar in 2007. Operating profit for the quarter ended July 1, 2007 was $55,777 compared to $20,599 in the second quarter of 2006. Operating profit for the 2007 six-month period was $109,504 compared to an operating profit of $18,473 for the six-month period of 2006.



HASBRO, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial
Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

(Thousands of Dollars and Shares Except Per Share Data)


Most of the Company's revenues and operating earnings are derived from its two principal segments: the North American segment and the International segment, which are discussed in detail below. The following table presents net revenues and operating profit (loss) data for the Company's two principal segments for the quarters and six months ending July 1, 2007 and July 2, 2006.  


 

Quarter

Six Months

     

%

   

%

 

2007

2006

Change

2007

2006

Change

 

------------

------------

----------

-------------

-------------

----------

Net Revenues

           

    North American segment

$449,403

$361,956 

24%

870,487

672,260 

29%

    International segment

227,644

153,244 

49%

415,320

298,735 

39%

             

Operating Profit (Loss)

           

    North American segment

$  41,754

$  30,402 

37%

  87,079

  35,172 

148%

    International segment

11,293

(8,093)

240%

11,185

(16,416)

168%


NORTH AMERICAN SEGMENT
The North American segment net revenues for the quarter ended July 1, 2007 increased 24% to $449,403 from $361,956 for the quarter ended July 2, 2006.  Net revenues for the six months ended July 1, 2007 increased 29% to $870,487 from $672,260 for the six months ended July 2, 2006. The increase for both the quarter and six-month period was primarily due to increased sales in the boys' toys category driven by sales of MARVEL and TRANSFORMERS products due to the theatrical releases of SPIDER-MAN 3 in May 2007 and TRANSFORMERS in July 2007 partially offset by lower sales of STAR WARS products. Sales in the girls' toys category increased as a result of higher sales of LITTLEST PET SHOP and FURREAL FRIENDS products. Sales in the preschool category increased due to higher sales of PLAYSKOOL and PLAY-DOH products. Revenues from games and puzzles remained relatively flat for the quarter and six-month period with increased sales of board games including core brands such as OPERATION and SORRY! offset by decreased revenues from trading card games, primarily DUEL MASTERS products. Sales in the tweens category also increased for the quarter and six-month periods as a result of higher revenues from NERF products.


The North American segment had an operating profit of $41,754 for the quarter ended July 1, 2007 compared to $30,402 for the quarter ended July 2, 2006. For the six months ended July 1, 2007, the North American segment had an operating profit of $87,079 compared to $35,172 for the six months ended July 2, 2006.  The increase in gross profit for the quarter and six-month periods was primarily the result of the higher revenues discussed above. Although North American gross profit increased as a result of the higher revenues, this increase in gross profit was partially offset by approximately $10,400 of charges related to the EASY-BAKE OVEN recall announced in July of 2007.



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The increase in gross profit was partially offset by higher royalty expense as the result of the increased sales of MARVEL and TRANSFORMERS movie-related products. North American operating profit for the quarter and six-month periods was also impacted by higher advertising expense in each of these periods as well as higher selling and distribution expense resulting from the higher sales.  


INTERNATIONAL
International segment net revenues increased by 49% to $227,644 for the quarter ended July 1, 2007 from $153,244 for the quarter ended July 2, 2006. Net revenues for the six months ended July 1, 2007 increased 39% to $415,320 from $298,735 for the six months ended July 2, 2006. For the quarter and six months ended July 1, 2007, International segment net revenues were positively impacted by currency translation of approximately $11,700 and $23,300, respectively, as the result of the weaker U.S. dollar. Excluding the positive impact of foreign exchange, the increase in local currency revenue for the quarter and six-month period was primarily the result of increased sales in the boys' toys category driven by higher sales of MARVEL products as a result of the theatrical release of SPIDER-MAN 3 in May of 2007 and TRANSFORMERS products as the result of the theatrical release of the TRANSFORMERS movies in most countries in July of 2007. The increases were partially offset by decreased sales of B-DAMAN products. The increased revenues in the international segment were also due to increased sales of girls' toys as the result of increased sales of LITTLEST PET SHOP products. To a lesser extent, the increase in revenues was also due to increased revenues from the games and puzzles category due to higher sales of core brand games such as MONOPOLY and OPERATION, as well as higher sales in the preschool category due to higher sales of PLAYSKOOL and PLAY-DOH products.


The International segment had an operating profit of $11,293 for the quarter ended July 1, 2007 compared to an operating loss of $8,093 for the quarter ended July 2, 2006. The operating profit of $11,185 for the six months ended July 1, 2007 compared to an operating loss of $16,416 for the six months ended July 2, 2006. The weaker U.S. dollar did not have a material overall impact to the International segment operating profit for the quarter and six months ended July 1, 2007.  The increase in operating profit for the quarter and six-month periods was due to the higher revenues discussed above. The increased gross profit as a result of the higher revenues was partially offset by higher royalty expense in both the quarter and six-month periods due to higher sales of MARVEL and TRANSFORMERS products as well as higher advertising expense in both periods. In addition, the international segment operating profit was impacted, by a lesser extent, due to higher selling and distribution costs resulting from the higher revenues.


GROSS PROFIT
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The Company's gross profit margin increased to 60.5% for the quarter ended July 1, 2007 from 60.1% for the quarter ended July 2, 2006 while gross margin for the six months ended July 1, 2007 increased to 60.8% from 60.2% in the comparable period of 2006. Higher gross margins due to changes in product mix, were partially offset by approximately $10,400 in charges related to the recall of the Company's EASY-BAKE OVEN product.




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The Company aggressively monitors its levels of inventory, attempting to avoid unnecessary expenditures of cash and potential charges related to obsolescence. The Company's failure to accurately predict and respond to consumer demand could result in overproduction of less popular items, which could result in higher obsolescence costs, causing a reduction in gross profit.
 

EXPENSES
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The Company's operating expenses, stated as percentages of net revenues, are illustrated below for the quarters and six-month periods ended July 1, 2007 and July 2, 2006.  


 

Quarter

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Six Months

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2007

 

2006

 

2007

 

2006

 

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Amortization

2.5%

 

3.6%

 

2.7%

 

3.8%

Royalties

9.0   

 

5.7   

 

8.6   

 

5.6   

Research and product development

5.6    

 

7.5    

 

5.6   

 

7.8   

Advertising

11.5      

 

11.5      

 

11.1     

 

11.6     

Selling, distribution and administration

23.8      

 

27.9      

 

24.5     

 

29.5     


For the quarter and six-month periods, amortization expense decreased in dollars and as a percentage of net revenues. Amortization expense of $17,574, or 2.5% of net revenues in the second quarter of 2007, compared with $19,140, or 3.6% of net revenues in the second quarter of 2006.  For the six months ended July 1, 2007, amortization expense was $35,532, or 2.7% of net revenues compared with $37,392, or 3.8% of net revenues for the six months ended July 2, 2006. A portion of amortization expense relates to licensing rights and is based on expected sales of products related to those licensing rights. The decrease in amortization expense in the quarter and six months ended July 1, 2007 relates to decreased amortization of the product rights related to STAR WARS as a result of decreased sales of STAR WARS products during those periods.


Royalty expense for the quarter ended July 1, 2007 increased to $62,524, or 9.0% of net revenues from $30,200, or 5.7% of net revenues in the second quarter of 2006.  Royalty expense for the six months ended July 1, 2007 increased to $112,784, or 8.6% of net revenues from $56,190, or 5.6% of net revenues for the six months ended July 2, 2006. The increase is primarily due to increased sales of entertainment-based products, primarily MARVEL and TRANSFORMERS movie-related products due to the theatrical releases of SPIDER-MAN 3 and TRANSFORMERS in 2007. As a result of these theatrical releases, the Company expects higher royalty expense in 2007 compared to 2006.



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Research and product development expenses for the quarter ended July 1, 2007 decreased slightly to $38,787, or 5.6% of net revenues from $39,606 or 7.5% of net revenues for the quarter ended July 2, 2006. The decline as a percentage of net revenues was due to the higher revenue base in 2007. These expenses decreased to $74,097 or 5.6% of net revenues for the six months ended July 1, 2007 from $77,770 or 7.8% of net revenues for the six months ended July 2, 2006. The decrease reflects higher investments in the prior year related to games incorporating technology, including costs related to the NET JET internet game system.


For the quarter, advertising expense increased in dollars to $78,995 in 2007 from $60,466 in 2006, but remained consistent as a percentage of net revenues at 11.5% in 2007 and 2006. For the six months ended July 1, 2007, advertising expense increased in dollars to $146,630 from $115,320 for the six months ended July 2, 2006, but decreased as a percentage of net revenues to 11.1% in 2007 from 11.6% in 2006.  


For the quarter ended July 1, 2007, the Company's selling, distribution and administration expenses increased in dollars to $164,539 from $147,384 in 2006 but decreased as a percentage of revenues to 23.8% in 2007 from 27.9% of net revenues for the quarter ended July 2, 2006.  For the six months ended July 1, 2007, these expenses increased in dollars to $321,464 from $294,339 in 2006 but decreased as a percentage of revenues to 24.5% in 2007 from 29.5% of net revenues in 2006. The increase in dollars reflects higher selling and distribution as a result of the higher revenues in the quarter and six months ended July 1, 2007 as well as higher incentive compensation provisions in those periods. The decrease as a percentage of revenues reflects the fixed nature of certain of the other expenses.


NONOPERATING (INCOME) EXPENSE
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Interest expense for the second quarter of 2007 was $6,661 compared with $6,812 in the second quarter of 2006. For the six months ended July 1, 2007 interest expense decreased to $12,845 from $13,938 in 2006. While interest expense remained consistent for the quarterly periods, the decrease in the six-month period ending July 1, 2007 was primarily the result of lower interest rates partially offset by higher average borrowings.


Interest income for the quarter ended July 1, 2007 was $10,010 compared to $6,244 in 2006. Interest income for the six months ended July 1, 2007 was $18,948 compared to $13,577 in 2006. Interest income for the quarter and six months ended July 1, 2007 includes $2,639 related to an IRS tax settlement of the years 1998 through 2001. Excluding this amount, the increases for the quarter and six months ended July 1, 2007 primarily represent higher returns on invested cash and short-term investments.




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Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

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Other expense, net, amounted to $37,165 for the second quarter of 2007, which compares to other income, net of $12,471 for the quarter ended July 2, 2006.  For the six-month periods, other expense, net was $44,046 in 2007 compared to other income, net of $8,937 in 2006. Other expense, net for the second quarter and six months ended July 1, 2007 includes a charge of $36,450 and $44,370, respectively, related to the increase in the fair value of certain warrants required to be classified as a liability. These amounts compare to income of $15,270 and $11,940 for the quarter and six months ended July 2, 2006, respectively. These warrants were required to be adjusted to their fair value each quarter through earnings.  In May 2007, the Company exercised the call option on these warrants and repurchased the warrants for $200,000 in cash, which approximated the fair value of the warrants as of that date.


INCOME TAXES
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Income tax expense for the quarter ended July 1, 2007 was $17,160 on pretax earnings of $21,961 compared to income tax expense of $5,414 on pretax earnings of $32,502 for the quarter ended July 2, 2006. Income tax expense for the six months ended July 1, 2007 was $33,870 on pretax earnings of $71,561 compared to income tax expense of $4,860 on pretax earnings of $27,049 for the six months ended July 2, 2006.  As noted above, the adjustment of certain warrants to their fair value has no tax effect. Absent the warrant fair value adjustment and certain other discrete tax events, the tax rate for the quarter and six months ended July 1, 2007 would have been 28.3% and 28.1%, respectively, and the tax rate for the quarter and six months ended July 2, 2006 would have been 27.3% and 27.4%, respectively.


The income tax rate for the full year 2006 was 32.6%. In addition to the adjustment of certain warrants to their fair value, the 2006 full year tax rate was also impacted by approximately $7,800 of discrete tax events, primarily relating to the settlement of various tax examinations in multiple jurisdictions. Absent the effect of these items, the 2006 full year tax rate would have been 27.6%


The increase in the adjusted rate for the full year 2006 of 27.6% to 28.1%in 2007 is primarily due to the tax impact of higher expected operating profits in jurisdictions with higher statutory tax rates.


OTHER INFORMATION
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The Company's revenue pattern continues to show the second half of the year, and within that half, the fourth quarter, to be more significant to its overall business for the full year. The Company expects that this concentration will continue, particularly as more of its business shifts to larger customers with order patterns concentrated in the second half of the year.  In years where the Company has products tied to major motion picture releases in the first half of the year, such as in 2007 with the releases of SPIDER-MAN 3 in May of 2007 and TRANSFORMERS in July of 2007, this concentration is not expected to be as pronounced due to the higher level of sales that occur around the time of the motion picture theatrical release. The concentration of sales in the second half of the year and, specifically, the fourth quarter increases the risk of (a) underproduction of popular items, (b) overproduction of less popular items, and (c) failure to achieve tight and compressed shipping schedules.  




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Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

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The business of the Company is characterized by customer order patterns which vary from year to year largely because of differences in the degree of consumer acceptance of a product line, product availability, marketing strategies, inventory levels, policies of retailers and differences in overall economic conditions. The strategy of larger mass market retailers has been to maintain lower inventories throughout the year and purchase a greater percentage of product within or close to the fourth quarter holiday consumer selling season, which includes Christmas. Quick response inventory management practices currently being used result in more orders being placed for immediate delivery and fewer orders being placed well in advance of shipment.  This can be impacted by the timing of theatrical releases. Consequently, unshipped orders on any date in a given year are not necessarily indicative of future sales.  At July 1, 2007 and July 2, 2006, the Company's unshipped orders were approximately $705,800 and $576,400, respectively.  To the extent that retailers do not sell as much of their year-end inventory during this holiday selling season as they had anticipated, their demand for additional product earlier in the following fiscal year may be curtailed, thus negatively impacting the Company's revenues. In addition, the bankruptcy or other lack of success of one of the Company's significant retailers could negatively impact the Company's future revenues.


In July 2007, with the exception of DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, the Company reacquired the remaining digital gaming rights for its owned or controlled properties held by Infogrames Entertainment SA (Infogrames).  The acquisition price included $18,000 in cash and non-cash consideration in the form of the return of 39 shares of preferred stock held by the Company in a subsidiary of Infogrames. These rights were previously held by Infogrames on an exclusive basis as a result of a license agreement. The consideration to reacquire these rights approximates the fair value.


On August 2, 2007, the Company's Board authorized the repurchase of up to an additional $500,000 of the Company's common stock. Subsequent to July 1, 2007, the prior repurchase authorization of $350,000 adopted by the Board in July 2006 was fully utilized.


In August 2007, certain warrants allowing for the purchase of 1,700 shares of the Company's common stock, which warrants were previously issued by the Company, were exercised. The holder of the warrants elected to settle the warrants through a net share settlement, which will result in the issuance of approximately 779 shares.


Also in August 2007, the Company announced a multi-year strategic agreement with Electronic Arts Inc. ("EA"). The agreement gives EA the exclusive worldwide rights, subject to existing limitations on the Company's rights and certain other exclusions, to create digital games based on a broad spectrum of the Company's intellectual properties, including MONOPOLY, SCRABBLE, YAHTZEE, NERF, TONKA, and LITTLEST PET SHOP. As part of the agreement, the Company has also obtained the rights to create toys and non-digital games based on EA's intellectual properties.


In September 2006, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 157, "Fair Value Measurements", ("SFAS No. 157") which defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value in generally accepted accounting principles and expands disclosures about fair value measurements.



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SFAS No. 157 is applicable for the Company as of December 31, 2007, the first day of fiscal 2008. The Company does not expect the adoption of SFAS No. 157 to have a material impact on its consolidated balance sheet and results of operations.


In February 2007, the FASB issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 159, "The Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities" ("SFAS No. 159"). SFAS No. 159 permits entities to choose to measure many financial instruments and certain other items at fair value and establishes presentation and disclosure requirements designed to facilitate comparisons between entities that choose different measurement attributes for similar types of assets and liabilities. SFAS No. 159 is effective for the Company beginning December 31, 2007, the first day of fiscal 2008. The Company has not yet determined the impact, if any, from the adoption of SFAS No. 159.


LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
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The Company has historically generated a significant amount of cash from operations.  In 2006, the Company funded its operations and liquidity needs primarily through cash flows from operations, and, when needed, proceeds from its accounts receivable securitization program and borrowings under its unsecured credit facilities. During 2007 the Company expects to continue to fund its working capital needs primarily through operations and, when needed, using proceeds from its accounts receivable securitization program and borrowings under its available lines of credit. The Company believes that the funds available to it, including cash it expects to generate from operations and funds available through the securitization program and other available lines of credit, are adequate to meet its needs for 2007.


Because of the seasonality in the Company's cash flow, management believes that on an interim basis, rather than discussing only its cash flows, a better understanding of its liquidity and capital resources can be obtained through a discussion of the various balance sheet categories as well. Also, as several of the major categories, including cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments, accounts receivable, inventories and short-term borrowings, fluctuate significantly from quarter to quarter, again due to the seasonality of its business, management believes that a comparison to the comparable period in the prior year is generally more meaningful than a comparison to the prior quarter or prior year-end.


Cash flows provided by operating activities were $28,904 for the six months ended July 1, 2007 compared to cash utilized of $88,440 for the six months ended July 2, 2006. The increase in cash flows from operations was primarily the result of increased earnings excluding the fair value mark to market adjustment of certain warrants. Cash flows from operations in the six months ended July 1, 2007 were negatively impacted by a $70,000 royalty guarantee payment made to Marvel in the second quarter. Cash flows from operations in 2006 were negatively impacted by a royalty guarantee payment of $105,000 made to Marvel and pension plan contributions of approximately $36,900. Of the $70,000 and $105,000 payments to Marvel during 2007 and 2006, $59,307 and $62,875, respectively, are classified as long-term and are reflected in the consolidated statement of cash flows in other operating activities while the remainder was recorded to prepaid expenses and is reflected in the statement of cash flows as an increase to prepaid expenses in each of the respective years.




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Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

(Thousands of Dollars and Shares Except Per Share Data)


Accounts receivable were $417,687 at July 1, 2007 compared to $290,480 at July 2, 2006. This increase is primarily due to the higher sales in the second quarter of 2007 compared to the second quarter of 2006. Days sales outstanding increased to 54 days in 2007 from 50 days in 2006.  Approximately $14,000 of the increase relates to higher translation of international balances due to the currency impact of the weaker U.S. dollar.


Inventories increased to $352,457 at July 1, 2007 compared to $258,500 at July 2, 2006. The increase in inventory reflects the growth and timing of the Company's business in 2007. In addition, approximately $8,900 of this increase relates to higher translation of international balances due to the currency impact of the weaker U.S. dollar.


Prepaid expenses were $159,251 at July 1, 2007 compared to $133,719 at July 2, 2006. The increase was largely the result of higher prepaid royalties due to the royalty advance paid to Marvel in May of 2007 partly offset by utilization of prepaid royalties, primarily STAR WARS royalties. Generally when the Company enters into a licensing agreement for entertainment-based properties, an advance royalty payment is required at the inception of the agreement. This payment is then recognized in the consolidated statement of operations as the related sales are made. With respect to the Marvel licenses, the Company may have prepaid royalties recorded in both current and non-current assets. Each reporting period, the Company reflects as current prepaid assets the amount of royalties it expects to reflect in operations in the upcoming twelve months. In periods surrounding a major movie release such as with Marvel in the second quarter of 2007, larger amounts will be reclassified from non-current to current in anticipation of higher sales during the periods surrounding the release. Approximately $5,200 of the increase is due to higher translation of international balances due to the weaker U.S. dollar.


Accounts payable and accrued expenses decreased to $530,309 at July 1, 2007 from $629,736 at July 2, 2006. The decrease is primarily due to the Company exercising its call option related to warrants required to be classified as a liability and repurchasing these warrants for $200,000 in cash. At July 2, 2006, these warrants had a fair value of $111,920. This decrease was partially offset by an increase in accrued royalties primarily due to the significant sales of TRANSFORMERS movie-related products in the second quarter of 2007.


Collectively, property, plant and equipment and other assets at July 1, 2007 decreased $92,013 from July 2, 2006. The decrease is primarily due to amortization of intangibles in the first half of 2007 and the second half of 2006. To a lesser extent, the decrease is also due to decreases in long-term prepaid royalties, primarily the long-term portion of STAR WARS royalties. The increase in long-term prepaid royalties as a result of the $59,307 long-term portion of the $70,000 Marvel payment made in the second quarter of 2007 was offset by reclassifications of the long-term portion of 2006 royalty advance payment to current assets.




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Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

(Thousands of Dollars and Shares Except Per Share Data)


Net borrowings (short-term borrowings, current portion of long-term debt, and long-term debt less cash and cash equivalents) decreased to $58,136 at July 1, 2007 from $87,289 at July 2, 2006. This decrease is primarily due to the Company investing certain amounts of available cash in auction rate securities at July 2, 2006, which are classified as short-term investments on the balance sheet. At July 2, 2006, the Company had $72,625 invested in these securities. At July 1, 2007, the Company did not have any cash invested in these securities. Absent the effect of the auction rate securities, net borrowings increased by $43,472. The increase in net borrowings reflects cash expenditures of $270,891 to repurchase common stock under the Company's share repurchase program. In addition, the Company utilized $200,000 in May of 2007 to repurchase certain warrants under a call provision of the amended agreement and paid a $70,000 guaranteed royalty payment to Marvel in May 2007 upon the theatrical release of SPIDER-MAN 3. Primarily as a result of the above cash payments, short-term borrowings increased to $89,051 at July 1, 2007 from $10,017 at July 2, 2006. These decreases in cash were also largely offset by increased cash flows from operating activities as well as cash received from exercises of stock options.


Cash flows utilized by investing activities were $39,854 in 2007 compared to $101,887 in 2006. Cash flows utilized by investing activities in 2006 included the net purchases of $72,625 of short-term investments. Additions to property, plant and equipment increased to $40,880 in 2007 compared to $29,944 in 2006,


Cash flows utilized by financing activities were $180,245 in 2007 versus $336,112 in 2006. Purchases of the Company's common stock decreased to $93,778 in 2007 from $279,631 in 2006. This decrease was more than offset by the purchase of certain warrants in May 2007 for $200,000 under the call provision of the amended warrant agreement. The Company had net borrowings of $78,350 under its short-term borrowing arrangements in the first half of 2007 compared to net repayments of $3,885 in the first half of 2006. Proceeds from stock option transactions were $65,881 in the six-month period ended July 1, 2007 compared to $14,967 in the six-month period ended July 2, 2006.


The Company has a revolving credit agreement, which provides it with a $300,000 committed borrowing facility. The Company has the ability to request increases in the committed facility in additional increments of at least $50,000 up to a total committed facility of $500,000. The Company is not required to maintain compensating balances under the agreement.  The agreement contains certain financial covenants setting forth leverage and coverage requirements, and certain other limitations typical of an investment grade facility, including with respect to liens, mergers and incurrence of indebtedness. The Company was in compliance with all covenants as of and for the quarter ended July 1, 2007. The Company had $80,000 of borrowings outstanding under its committed revolving credit facility at July 1, 2007. The Company also has other uncommitted lines from various banks, of which approximately $25,068 was utilized at July 1, 2007. Amounts available and unused under the committed line at July 1, 2007 were approximately $217,131.  




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Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial
Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

(Thousands of Dollars and Shares Except Per Share Data)


The Company is party to an accounts receivable securitization program whereby the Company sells, on an ongoing basis, substantially all of its U.S. trade accounts receivable to a bankruptcy remote special purpose entity, Hasbro Receivables Funding, LLC ("HRF"). HRF is consolidated with the Company for financial reporting purposes. The securitization program allows HRF to sell, on a revolving basis, an undivided interest of up to $250,000 in the eligible receivables it holds to certain bank conduits.  During the period from the first day of October fiscal month through the last day of the following January fiscal month, this limit is increased to $300,000. The program provides the Company with a cost-effective source of working capital. Based on the amount of eligible accounts receivable as of July 1, 2007, the Company had availability under this program to sell approximately $133,000, all of which was utilized.


The Company had letters of credit and other similar instruments of approximately $59,561 and purchase commitments of $370,693 outstanding at July 1, 2007. Contractual obligations and commercial commitments, as detailed in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, did not materially change outside of payments made in the normal course of business. The table detailed in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K does not include certain tax liabilities recorded in accordance with FASB Interpretation No. 48. These liabilities are included as a component of other liabilities in the accompanying balance sheet and are further detailed in Note 6 to the financial statements.


The Company has outstanding $249,846 in principal amount of senior convertible debentures due 2021.  The senior convertible debentures bear interest at 2.75%, subject to an upward adjustment in the rate, with the total rate not to exceed 11%, should the price of the Company's stock trade at or below $9.72 per share for 20 of 30 trading days preceding the fifth day prior to an interest payment date. This contingent interest feature represents a derivative instrument that is recorded on the balance sheet at its fair value, with changes in fair value recognized in the statement of operations.  If the closing price of the Company's stock exceeds $23.76 for at least 20 trading days within the 30 consecutive trading day period ending on the last trading day of the calendar quarter, or upon other specified events, the debentures may be converted, at the option of the holder, at the initial conversion price of $21.60 in the next calendar quarter. At December 31, 2006 and March 31, 2007, this conversion feature was met and the debentures were convertible during the first six months of 2007. During the six months ended July 1, 2007, $150 of these debentures were converted and 7 shares were issued.  At June 30, 2007, this contingent feature was again met and the debentures will remain convertible through September 30, 2007, at which time the conversion feature will be reassessed.


In addition, if the closing price of the Company's stock exceeds $27.00 for at least 20 trading days in any 30 day period, the Company has the right to call the debentures at par by giving notice to the holders of the debentures. During a prescribed notice period, the holders of the debentures have the right to convert their debentures in accordance with the conversion terms described above.




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Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

(Thousands of Dollars and Shares Except Per Share Data)


The holders of these debentures may also put the notes back to Hasbro in December 2011 and December 2016 at the original principal amount.  At that time, the purchase price may be paid in cash, shares of common stock or a combination of the two, at the Company's discretion.  While the Company's current intent is to settle in cash any puts exercised, there can be no guarantee that the Company will have the funds necessary to settle this obligation in cash.  


The Company believes that cash from operations, including the securitization facility, and, if necessary, its committed line of credit, will allow the Company to meet these and other obligations listed.


CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND SIGNIFICANT ESTIMATES

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The Company prepares its consolidated financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.  As such, management is required to make certain estimates, judgments and assumptions that it believes are reasonable based on the information available.  These estimates and assumptions affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses for the periods presented.  The significant accounting policies which management believes are the most critical to aid in fully understanding and evaluating the Company's reported financial results include sales allowances, recoverability of goodwill and intangible assets, recoverability of royalty advances and commitments, pension costs and obligations, stock-based compensation and accounting for income taxes.


With the exception of the change in the accounting policy related to pension costs and the addition of accounting for income taxes that are detailed below, these critical accounting policies are the same as those detailed in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006.   


Pension Cost and Obligations

Prior to 2007, for certain of its defined benefit pension plans, the Company used a September 30 date to measure the liabilities and assets of the plan. Expense for the subsequent year was established based on the assumptions used on that date to measure the assets and liabilities. In accordance with the requirements of SFAS No. 158, in the first quarter of 2007, the Company elected to change its measurement date for these plans from September 30 to its fiscal year-end date. This change resulted in a remeasurement of the assets and liabilities of the plans as of December 31, 2006, the 2006 fiscal year-end of the Company. The assumptions used for this remeasurement were substantially the same as those used for the September 30 measurement and disclosed in the December 31, 2006 Form 10-K. The expense, net of tax, measured for the period of October 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006 based on the September 30 actuarial valuation was recorded directly to retained earnings in accordance with SFAS No. 158.




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Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

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The effect of this change in measurement date resulted in an increase to prepaid pension expense of $5,482, a decrease to accrued pension expense of $3,619, a decrease to deferred tax assets of $3,465, an increase to accumulated other comprehensive earnings of $7,779, and a decrease to retained earnings of $2,143.


Income Taxes

The Company's annual tax rate is based on its income, statutory tax rates and tax planning opportunities available in the various jurisdictions in which it operates. Significant judgment and estimates are required to determine the Company’s annual tax rate and in evaluating its tax positions. Despite the Company's belief that its tax return positions are fully supportable, these positions are subject to challenge and estimated liabilities are established in the event that these positions are challenged and the Company is not successful in refuting these challenges. These estimated liabilities are adjusted, as well as the related interest, in light of changing facts and circumstances, such as the progress of a tax audit.


An estimated effective tax rate is applied to the Company's quarterly operating results. In the event there is a significant unusual or extraordinary item recognized in the Company's quarterly operating results, the tax attributable to that item is separately calculated and recorded at the time. In addition, changes in judgment related to tax positions taken in a prior fiscal year, or tax costs or benefits from a resolution of such positions would be recorded entirely in the interim period the judgment changes or resolution occurs.


In certain cases, tax law requires items to be included in the Company's tax returns at a different time than when these items are recognized on the financial statements or at a different amount than that which is recognized on the financial statements. Some of these differences are permanent, such as expenses that are not deductible on the Company's tax returns, while other differences are temporary and will reverse over time, such as depreciation expense. These differences that will reverse over time are recorded as deferred tax assets and liabilities on the consolidated balance sheet. Deferred tax assets represent credits or deductions that have been reflected on the financial statements but have not yet been reflected in the Company's income tax returns. Valuation allowances are established against deferred tax assets to the extent that it is determined that the Company will have insufficient future taxable income to fully realize the future credits or deductions. Deferred tax liabilities represent expenses recognized on the Company's tax return that have not yet been recognized in the Company's financial statements or income recognized in the financial statements that has not yet been recognized on the Company's tax return.




HASBRO, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial

Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

(Thousands of Dollars and Shares Except Per Share Data)


FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT

--------------------------------------------------

The Company is exposed to market risks attributable to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, primarily resulting from sourcing products priced in U.S. dollars, Hong Kong dollars and Euros while marketing those products in more than twenty currencies. Results of operations are more likely to be affected by changes in the value of the U.S. dollar, Hong Kong dollar, Euro, British pound, Canadian dollar and Mexican peso and, to a lesser extent, currencies in Latin American and Asia Pacific countries.


To manage this exposure, the Company has hedged a portion of its estimated foreign currency transactions using forward foreign exchange contracts. The Company is also exposed to foreign currency risk with respect to its net cash and cash equivalents or short-term borrowing positions in currencies other than the U.S. dollar. The Company believes, however, that the on-going risk on the net exposure should not be material to its financial condition. In addition, the Company's revenues and costs have been, and will likely continue to be, affected by changes in foreign currency rates. From time to time, affiliates of the Company may make or receive intercompany loans in currencies other than their functional currency.  The Company manages this exposure at the time the loan is made by using foreign exchange contracts.  Other than as set forth above, the Company does not hedge foreign currency exposures.  The Company reflects all derivatives at their fair value as an asset or liability on the balance sheet.  The Company does not speculate in foreign currency exchange contracts. The Company may also be indirectly impacted by changes in the Chinese Renminbi.


At July 1, 2007, the Company had fixed rate long-term debt, including current portions and excluding fair value adjustments, of $494,833.  Also at July 1, 2007, the Company had fixed-for-floating interest rate swaps with notional amounts of $75,000.  The interest rate swaps are designed to adjust a portion of the Company's debt subject to a fixed interest rate. The interest rate swaps are matched with specific long-term debt issues and are designated and effective as hedges of the change in the fair value of the associated debt.  Changes in fair value of these contracts are wholly offset in earnings by changes in the fair value of the related long-term debt.  At July 1, 2007, these contracts had a fair value of $(175), which was included in other long-term liabilities, with a corresponding fair value adjustment to decrease long-term debt.




Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk


The information required by this item is included in Part I Item 2. "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

The Company maintains disclosure controls and procedures, as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act"), that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission's rules and forms and that such information is accumulated and communicated to the Company's management, including its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. The Company carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of the Company's management, including the Company's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Company's disclosure controls and procedures as of July 1, 2007. Based on the evaluation of these disclosure controls and procedures, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that the Company's disclosure controls and procedures were effective.

There were no changes in the Company's internal control over financial reporting, as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) promulgated under the Exchange Act, during the quarter ended July 1, 2007, that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company's internal control over financial reporting.







PART II.  OTHER INFORMATION


Item 1.   Legal Proceedings.

 
 

We are currently party to certain legal proceedings, none of which we believe to be material to our business or financial condition.


Item 1A.  Risk Factors.

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains “forward-looking statements,” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, concerning management's expectations, goals, objectives, and similar matters. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking words or phrases such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "expect," "intend," "look forward," "may," "planned," "potential," "should," "will," and "would" or any variations of words with similar meanings. These forward-looking statements are inherently subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties.


The Company's actual results or experience may differ materially from those expected or anticipated in the forward-looking statements. The Company has included, under Item 1A. of its Annual Report on Form 10-K, for the year ended December 31, 2006 (the "Annual Report"), a discussion of factors which may impact these forward-looking statements. In furtherance, and not in limitation, of the more detailed discussion set forth in the Annual Report, specific factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to:

·

the Company's ability to manufacture, source and ship new and continuing products on a timely and cost-effective basis and customers' and consumers' acceptance of those products in quantities and at prices that will be sufficient to profitably recover development, manufacturing, marketing, royalty and other costs of products;

·

economic and public health conditions in the various markets in which the Company and its customers and suppliers operate throughout the world, including factors which impact the retail market, disposable income or consumer demand for the Company's products or the Company's ability to manufacture and deliver products, higher fuel and other commodity prices, higher transportation costs and potential transportation delays, currency fluctuations and government regulation;

·

the concentration of the Company's customers;

·

the Company's ability to generate sales during the fourth quarter, particularly during the relatively brief holiday season, which is the period in which the Company derives a substantial portion of its revenues;

·

the inventory policies of the Company's retail customers, including the concentration of the Company's revenues in the second half and fourth quarter of the year, together with the increased reliance by retailers on quick response inventory management techniques, which increases the risk of underproduction of popular items, overproduction of less popular items and failure to achieve tight and compressed shipping schedules;

·

work stoppages, slowdowns or strikes, which may impact the Company's ability to manufacture or deliver product in a timely and cost-effective manner;

·

concentration of manufacturing of many of the Company's products in the People's Republic of China and the associated impact to the Company of health conditions and other factors affecting social and economic activity in China, affecting the movement of people and products into and out of China or affecting the exchange rates for the Chinese Renminbi, including, without limitation, the impact of tariffs or other trade restrictions being imposed upon goods manufactured in China;

·

an adverse change in purchasing policies or the bankruptcy or other lack of success of one or more of the Company's significant retailers comprising its relatively concentrated retail customer base, which could negatively impact the Company's revenues or bad debt exposure;

·

the risk that the market appeal of the Company's licensed products will be less than expected or that sales revenue generated by these products will be insufficient to cover the minimum guaranteed royalties;

·

the impact of competition on revenues, margins and other aspects of the Company's business, including the ability to secure, maintain and renew popular licenses and the ability to attract and retain employees in a competitive environment;

·

the risk that anticipated benefits of acquisitions may not occur or be delayed or reduced in their realization;

·

the Company's ability to obtain and enforce intellectual property rights both in the United States and other worldwide territories;

·

the risk that any litigation or arbitration disputes or regulatory investigations could entail significant expense and result in significant fines or other harm to the Company's business;

·

the Company's ability to obtain external financing on terms acceptable to it in order to meet working capital needs;

·

the Company's ability to generate sufficient available cash flow to service its outstanding debt;

·

restrictions that the Company is subject to under its credit agreement;

·

unforeseen circumstances, such as severe softness in or collapse of the retail environment that may result in a significant decline in revenues and operating results of the Company, thereby causing the Company to be in non-compliance with its debt covenants and the Company being unable to utilize borrowings under its revolving credit facility, a circumstance likely to occur when operating shortfalls would result in the Company being in the greatest need of such supplementary borrowings;

·

market conditions, third party actions or approvals, the impact of competition and other factors that could delay or increase the cost of implementation of the Company's programs, or alter the Company's actions and reduce actual results;

·

the risk that the Company may be subject to governmental sanctions for failure to comply with applicable regulations

·

the risk that the Company may face product recalls or product liability suits relating to products it manufactures and distributes; which may have significant direct costs to the Company and which may also harm the reputation of the Company and its products, potentially harming future product sales;

·

the risk that the Company's reported goodwill may become impaired, requiring the Company to take a charge against its income;

·

other risks and uncertainties as are or may be detailed from time to time in the Company's public announcements and filings with the SEC, such as filings on Forms 8-K, 10-Q and 10-K.


The Company undertakes no obligation to revise the forward-looking statements contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of the filing of this report.





Item 2.   Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.

   

Repurchases Made in the Quarter (in whole number of shares)






Period


(a) Total Number of Shares (or Units) Purchased


(b) Average Price Paid per Share (or Units)


(c) Total Number of Shares (or Units) Purchased as Part of Publicly Announced Plans or Programs

(d) Maximum Number (or Approximate Dollar Value) of Shares (or Units) that May Yet Be Purchased Under the Plans or Programs

April 2007
4/2/07 - 4/29/07


672,700


$29.3168


672,700


$102,298,048

May 2007
4/30/07 – 6/3/07


-


-


-


$102,298,048

June 2007
6/4/07 - 7/1/07


-


-


-


$102,298,048

Total

672,700

$29.3168

672,700

$102,298,048


In July 2006, the Company's Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $350 million in common stock. Purchases of the Company's common stock may be made from time to time, subject to certain market conditions. These shares may be repurchased in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions. The Company has no obligation to repurchase shares under the authorization, and the timing, actual number, and value of the shares that are repurchased will depend on a number of factors, including the price of the Company's stock. The Company may suspend or discontinue the program at any time and there is no expiration date. On August 2, 2007, the Company's Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to an additional $500 million in common stock. Subsequent to July 1, 2007, the amount remaining under the July 2006 authorization was fully utilized.


Item 3.   Defaults Upon Senior Securities.


           None.


Item 4.   Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.


At the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 24, 2007 (the "Annual Meeting"), the Company's shareholders re-elected the following persons to the Board of Directors of the Company by the following votes: Basil L. Anderson (143,773,727 votes for, 1,343,676 votes withheld), Alan R. Batkin (139,578,750 votes for, 5,538,653 votes withheld), Frank J. Biondi, Jr. (141,844,240 votes for, 3,273,163 votes withheld), John M. Connors, Jr. (143,817,958 votes for, 1,299,445 votes withheld), Michael W.O. Garrett (143,847,829 votes for, 1,269,574 votes withheld), E. Gordon Gee (134,180,997 votes for, 10,936,406 votes withheld), Jack M. Greenberg (140,696,447 votes for, 4,420,956 votes withheld), Alan G. Hassenfeld (143,883,758 votes for, 1,233,645 votes withheld), Claudine B. Malone (143,844,339 votes for, 1,273,064 votes withheld), Edward M. Philip (142,704,809 votes for, 2,412,594 votes withheld), Paula Stern (143,663,546 votes for, 1,453,857 votes withheld), and Alfred J. Verrecchia (143,892,904 votes for, 1,224,499 votes withheld).


At the Annual Meeting, the Company's shareholders approved amendments to the 2003 Stock Incentive Performance Plan by a vote of 115,865,968 votes for and 19,115,583 against, while 994,730 shares abstained and there were 9,141,122 broker non-votes. These amendments (i) increased the maximum number of shares which may be delivered pursuant to awards under the plan by 7,500,000 shares, of which up to 3,000,000 shares may be delivered pursuant to other awards other than stock options or SARS, (ii) extended the plan until December 31, 2010, (iii) clarified that the plan does not allow for liberal share counting and (iv) added a limitation that no award under the plan may have a term longer than ten years. These amendments are described in detail in the Company proxy statement filed for the Annual Meeting, and the description herein is qualified in its entirety by the description of the proxy statement.


At the Annual Meeting, the Company's shareholders also approved the ratification of the selection of KPMG LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the 2007 fiscal year by a vote of 137,476,434 votes for and 6,671,907 against, while 969,062 shares abstained.


Finally, at the Annual Meeting the Company's shareholders rejected the "Sustainability Report – Hasbro, Inc." shareholder proposal which requested that the Company publish a sustainability report. This proposal was rejected by a vote of 69,035,981 shares against, 55,974,306 shares for, while 10,965,994 shares abstained and there were 9,141,122 broker non-votes.


Item 5.   Other Information


           None.


 

Item 6.   Exhibits

 
 

3.1

Restated Articles of Incorporation of the Company. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended July 2, 2000, File No. 1-6682.)

     
 

3.2

Amendment to Articles of Incorporation, dated June 28, 2000. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.4 to the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended July 2, 2000, File No. 1-6682.)

     
 

3.3

Amendment to Articles of Incorporation, dated May 19, 2003.  (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.3 to the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 29, 2003, File No. 1-6682.)

     
 

3.4

Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Company, as amended. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3(d) to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006, File No. 1-6682.)

     




Item 6.   Exhibits (continued)

 

3.5

Certificate of Designations of Series C Junior Participating Preference Stock of Hasbro, Inc. dated June 29, 1999. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended July 2, 2000, File No. 1-6682.)

     
 

3.6

Certificate of Vote(s) authorizing a decrease of class or series of any class of shares. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.3 to the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended July 2, 2000, File No 1-6682.)

     
 

4.1

Indenture, dated as of July 17, 1998, by and between the Company and Citibank, N.A. as Trustee. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K dated July 14, 1998, File No. 1-6682.)

     
 

4.2

Indenture, dated as of March 15, 2000, by and between the Company and the Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company of New York. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4(b) (i) to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 26, 1999, File No. 1-6682.)

     
 

4.3

Indenture, dated as of November 30, 2001, by and between the Company and The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company of New York. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company's Registration Statement on Form S-3, File No. 333-83250, filed February 22, 2002.)

     
 

4.4

Revolving Credit Agreement, dated as of June 23, 2006, by and among Hasbro, Inc., Hasbro SA, Bank of America, N.A. Citibank, N.A., Citizens Bank of Massachusetts, Commerzbank AG, New York and Grand Cayman Branches, BNP Paribas, Banc of America Securities LLC and the other banks party thereto. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated June 23, 2006, File No. 1-6682.)

     
 

4.5

Rights Agreement, dated as of June 16, 1999, between the Company and Fleet National Bank (the Rights Agent). (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K dated as of June 16, 1999.)

     
 

4.6

First Amendment to Rights Agreement, dated as of December 4, 2000, between the Company and the Rights Agent. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4(f) to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2000, File No. 1-6682.)

     
 

4.7

Second Amendment to Rights Agreement, dated as of February 13, 2007, between the Company and Computershare Trust Company N.A. as the Rights Agent. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4(g) to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006, File No. 1-6682.)

     
 

10.1

Fifth Amendment to the Hasbro, Inc. 2003 Stock Incentive Performance Plan (Incorporated by reference to Appendix C to the Proxy Statement for the 2007 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, File No. 1-6682.)

     




Item 6.   Exhibits (continued)

 

12

Computation of Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges

   

Six Months and Quarter Ended July 1, 2007.

     
 

31.1

Certification of the Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

     
 

31.2

Certification of the Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

     
 

32.1

Certification of the Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

     
 

32.2

Certification of the Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.






SIGNATURES



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


 

 HASBRO, INC.
---------------------  
   (Registrant)

 
 
 

Date: August 10, 2007

By:  /s/ David D.R. Hargreaves

 

------------------------------------------

 

David D. R. Hargreaves

 

Executive Vice President, Finance

 

and Global Operations and

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

(Duly Authorized Officer and

 

 Principal Financial Officer)






HASBRO, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q

For the Period Ended July 1, 2007


Exhibit Index


Exhibit

 

No.

Exhibits

-------

-----------

   

3.1

Restated Articles of Incorporation of the Company. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended July 2, 2000, File No. 1-6682.)

     

3.2

Amendment to Articles of Incorporation, dated June 28, 2000. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.4 to the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended July 2, 2000, File No. 1-6682.)

     

3.3

Amendment to Articles of Incorporation, dated May 19, 2003.  (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.3 to the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 29, 2003, File No. 1-6682.)

     

3.4

Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Company, as amended. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3(d) to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006, File No. 1-6682.)

     

3.5

Certificate of Designations of Series C Junior Participating Preference Stock of Hasbro, Inc. dated June 29, 1999. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended July 2, 2000, File No. 1-6682.)

     

3.6

Certificate of Vote(s) authorizing a decrease of class or series of any class of shares. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.3 to the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended July 2, 2000, File No 1-6682.)

     

4.1

Indenture, dated as of July 17, 1998, by and between the Company and Citibank, N.A. as Trustee. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K dated July 14, 1998, File No. 1-6682.)

     

4.2

Indenture, dated as of March 15, 2000, by and between the Company and the Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company of New York. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4(b) (i) to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 26, 1999, File No. 1-6682.)

     

4.3

Indenture, dated as of November 30, 2001, by and between the Company and The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company of New York. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company's Registration Statement on Form S-3, File No. 333-83250, filed February 22, 2002.)

     

4.4

Revolving Credit Agreement, dated as of June 23, 2006, by and among Hasbro, Inc., Hasbro SA, Bank of America, N.A. Citibank, N.A., Citizens Bank of Massachusetts, Commerzbank AG, New York and Grand Cayman Branches, BNP Paribas, Banc of America Securities LLC and the other banks party thereto. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated June 23, 2006, File No. 1-6682.)

 

4.5

Rights Agreement, dated as of June 16, 1999, between the Company and Fleet National Bank (the Rights Agent). (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K dated as of June 16, 1999.)

 

4.6

First Amendment to Rights Agreement, dated as of December 4, 2000, between the Company and the Rights Agent. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4(f) to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000, File No. 1-6682.)

     

4.7

Second Amendment to Rights Agreement, dated as of February 13, 2007, between the Company and Computershare Trust Company N.A. as the Rights Agent. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4(g) to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006, File No. 1-6682.)

   

10.1

Fifth Amendment to the Hasbro, Inc. 2003 Stock Incentive Performance Plan (Incorporated by reference to Appendix C to the Proxy Statement for the 2007 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, File No. 1-6682.)

   

12

Computation of Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges -

 

Quarter and Six Months Ended July 1, 2007.

   

31.1

Certification of the Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

   

31.2

Certification of the Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

   

32.1

Certification of the Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

   

32.2

Certification of the Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

   








 

EXHIBIT 12

 

HASBRO, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Computation of Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges

Six Months and Quarter Ended July 1, 2007

 

(Thousands of Dollars)

 
 
 
         

 

Six

     

 

Months

 

Quarter

 
 

------------

 

------------

 

Earnings available for fixed charges:

       

  Net earnings

$ 37,691

 

4,801

 

  Add:

       

    Fixed charges

18,572

 

9,505

 

    Income taxes

33,870

 

17,160

 
 

-----------

 

-----------

 

     Total

$ 90,133

 

31,466

 
 

======

 

======

 

 

       
         
         

Fixed charges:

       

  Interest expense

$ 12,845

 

6,661

 

  Rental expense representative

       

   of interest factor

5,727

 

2,844

 

 

-----------

 

-----------

 

      Total

$ 18,572

 

9,505

 
 

======

 

======

 
         

Ratio of earnings to fixed charges

4.853

 

3.310

 

 

======

 

======

 




Exhibit 31.1


CERTIFICATION

I, Alfred J. Verrecchia, certify that:

 

1.

I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Hasbro, Inc.;

 

2.

Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3.

Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

4.

The registrant's other certifying officers and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

a)

Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

b)

Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

c)

Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant's disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

d)

Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

5.

The registrant's other certifying officers and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant's auditors and the audit committee of the registrant's board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

a)

All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant's ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

b)

Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting.

   
   
 

Date: August 10, 2007

 

/s/ Alfred J. Verrecchia

 

-----------------------------------------------------------

 

Alfred J. Verrecchia

 

President and Chief

 

Executive Officer




Exhibit 31.2


CERTIFICATION

I, David D.R. Hargreaves, certify that:

 

1.

I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Hasbro, Inc.;

 

2.

Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3.

Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

4.

The registrant's other certifying officers and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

a)

Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

b)

Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

c)

Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant's disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

d)

Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

5.

The registrant's other certifying officers and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant's auditors and the audit committee of the registrant's board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

a)

All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant's ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

b)

Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting.

   
   
 

Date: August 10, 2007

 

/s/ David D.R. Hargreaves

 

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David D.R. Hargreaves

 

Executive Vice President,

Finance and Global Operations and

 

Chief Financial Officer




Exhibit 32.1



CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

SECTION 1350, CHAPTER 63 OF TITLE 18, UNITED STATES CODE,

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002




Pursuant to Section 1350, Chapter 63 of Title 18, United States Code, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the undersigned, as Chief Executive Officer of Hasbro, Inc., a Rhode Island corporation (the “Company”), does hereby certify that to the best of the undersigned’s knowledge:


1)

the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 1, 2007, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “10-Q Report”), fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and


2)

the information contained in the Company’s 10-Q Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.



/s/ Alfred J. Verrecchia                                                

Alfred J. Verrecchia

President and Chief Executive Officer of Hasbro, Inc.



Dated: August 10, 2007    



A signed original of this written statement required by Section 906 has been provided to Hasbro, Inc. and will be retained by Hasbro, Inc. and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request.




Exhibit 32.2



CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

SECTION 1350, CHAPTER 63 OF TITLE 18, UNITED STATES CODE,

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002




Pursuant to Section 1350, Chapter 63 of Title 18, United States Code, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the undersigned, as Chief Financial Officer of Hasbro, Inc., a Rhode Island corporation (the “Company”), does hereby certify that to the best of the undersigned’s knowledge:


1)

the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 1, 2007, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “10-Q Report”), fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and


2)

the information contained in the Company’s 10-Q Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.



/s/ David D.R. Hargreaves                                                 

David D.R. Hargreaves

Executive Vice President, Finance and Global Operations and Chief Financial Officer of Hasbro, Inc.



Dated: August 10, 2007     



A signed original of this written statement required by Section 906 has been provided to Hasbro, Inc. and will be retained by Hasbro, Inc. and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request.