Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, toy maker Hasbro
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Hasbro's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Pawtucket, R.I. (1923)|
|Market Cap||$6.3 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$15.4 million|
CEO Brian Goldner (since 2008)
CFO Deborah Thomas (since 2009)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||25.1%|
|Cash/Debt||$519.3 million / $1.5 billion|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
Just last week, SunDevilDon tapped Hasbro as a particularly fun play: "Well run company, long track record, fairly recession proof industry. Transformer 3 franchise. The new Hub joint venture with Discovery Channel a new revenue stream eventually."
Hasbro continues to leverage its popular franchises on the big screen, TV, and online, making it one of our community's favorite growth opportunities. Over the past five years, for example, Hasbro has grown its bottom line at a faster pace (16.2% per annum) than rival toymakers Mattel (10.2%) and JAKKS (-11%).
CAPS member taylor4u even highlighted Hasbro as an up-and-coming Disney
The future of Hasbro isn't toys and games, it's media. With its new television channel "The Hub", the creation of Hasbro Studios, and the licensing of its brands for movies, Hasbro could eventually become the next Disney. Hasbro's management certainly knows how to adapt the company and look for new opportunities. Even in the unlikely event that Hasbro's media approach is a bust, they still have a fabulous portfolio of core brands to fall back on. While Mattel may have a lower P/E and a higher dividend yield, Hasbro's prospects for growth far exceed Mattel's.
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