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Are You Expecting This from JAKKS Pacific?

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:44PM

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Checking expectations

JAKKS Pacific (Nasdaq: JAKK) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 25. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict JAKKS Pacific's revenues will shrink -2.7% and EPS will remain in the red.

The average estimate for revenue is $71.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.84.

Revenue details
Last quarter, JAKKS Pacific notched revenue of $133.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 5.4% lower than the prior-year quarter's $141.1 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at -$1.24. GAAP EPS were -$5.62 for Q4 compared to -$0.91 per share for the prior-year quarter.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 25.7%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -20.7%, 800 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -89.5%, much worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $689.4 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.58.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 421 members out of 449 rating the stock outperform, and 28 members rating it underperform. Among 108 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 104 give JAKKS Pacific a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on JAKKS Pacific is hold, with an average price target of $14.25.

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