), the worldwide leader in children's and family entertainment
products and services, to beat earnings expectations when it
reports first-quarter 2013 results before the opening bell on Apr
Why a Likely Positive Surprise?
Our proven model shows that Hasbro has the right combination
of two key ingredients to beat earnings.
Positive Zacks ESP:
The Earnings ESP (Read:
Zacks Earnings ESP: A Better Method
) for Hasbro is at +33.33% - the difference between the
Most Accurate estimate of 4 cents per share and the Zacks
Consensus Estimate of 3 cents per share. This is very meaningful
and a leading indicator of a likely positive earnings surprise
Zacks Rank #3 (Hold):
Hasbro's Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) increases the predictive power of
its ESP. The combination of its Zacks Rank and +33.33% Earnings
ESP makes us confident of a positive earnings surprise in the
Note that stocks with Zacks Ranks of #1, 2 and 3 have a
significantly higher chance of beating earnings. The Sell rated
stocks (#4 and 5) should never be considered going into an
Drivers of Better-than-Expected Earnings
We believe Hasbro is likely to beat earnings in first-quarter
gaining from its Entertainment backed products, growing Girls'
category and stabilizing Games and Puzzle segments and cost
controlling initiatives. Hasbro has been consistently trying to
expand its business in the emerging markets in order to increase
its international revenues. We expect this to provide Hasbro with
a considerable up-market potential and prove accretive to
Hasbro is riding high with its strong product line-up, key
licensed brands and lucrative strategic partnerships with several
gaming entities. Benefiting from this, the company has been
performing favorably and has delivered an average earnings
surprise of 1.32% over the last four quarters.
Other Stocks to Consider
Hasbro is not the only stock performing impressively this
earnings season. We also observe that there are other companies,
which are likely to beat earnings.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
) has Earnings ESP of +12.50% and a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
Marriott International, Inc.
) has Earnings ESP of +4.88% and a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation
) has Earnings ESP of +3.03% and a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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