Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, toy maker JAKKS Pacific (NASDAQ:JAKK) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at JAKKS' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

JAKKS facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Malibu, Calif. (1995)

Market Cap

$317 million


Leisure equipment and products

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$874 million


Co-founder/Co-CEO Jack Friedman
Co-founder/Co-CEO Stephen Berman

Licensed Franchises

WWE, Pokemon, RC Racers, NASCAR, Cabbage Patch Kids, Hannah Montana

Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)



$154 million / $98 million


Hasbro (NYSE:HAS)

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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95.6% of the 495 members who have rated JAKKS believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star mrindependent, who is ranked in the top 2% of our community, and tekennedy.

This past summer, mrindependent tapped JAKKS as a fun way to recession-proof your portfolio: "Aside from its appealing valuation, the company boasts capable management that seems to understand the need to reposition the company's products for tough economic times."

In a more recent pitch from last month, tekennedy expanded on those game-winning strategies:

This is a company which has a business model I like, has a solid balance sheet and has consistently provided solid free cash flow. ... Although I normally would like ownership of intangible property, I believe in this instance their strategy of licensing "evergreen" brands (brands which are relatively old, like Pokemon or WWE, whose demand is more stable and less prone to fads) has enabled them to develop a greater portfolio of brands and earn a relatively high ROIC. ... Although this company still has a number of risks such as uncertainty in their current joint venture in developing WWE video games and a high concentration of customers, most of this is priced in.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Hasbro is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor selection and Johnson & Johnson is a choice of Income Investor. The Fool owns shares of Hasbro. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.