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PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UnitedHealthcare delivered more than 150 NERF ENERGY Game Kits to third- and fourth-grade students at Southwark School today. Each kit included an activity tracker, NERF soccer ball and mobile game to get kids moving. As children participated in physical activities, the activity band awarded “energy points” that translated into earning screen time to play the mobile game. The donation is part of a national initiative between Hasbro and UnitedHealthcare, featuring Hasbro’s NERF products, that encourages young people to become more active through “exergaming.” Throughout 2017, UnitedHealthcare will donate a total of 10,000 NERF ENERGY Game Kits to elementary schools and community organizations across the country. UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with 1 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @myUHC on Twitter. Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. The Company's Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, are building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Through its commitment to corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to make the world a better place for children and their families. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro). Click here to subscribe to Mobile Alerts for UnitedHealth Group.


News Article | April 27, 2017
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LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / April 27, 2017 / Active Wall St. announces its post-earnings coverage on Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS). The Company posted its first quarter fiscal 2017 results on April 24, 2017. The toy maker surpassed top- and bottom-line expectations. Register with us now for your free membership at: One of Hasbro's competitors within the Toys & Games space, Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT), released its Q1 2017 financial results on Thursday, April 20, 2017. AWS will be initiating a research report on Mattel in the coming days. Today, AWS is promoting its earnings coverage on HAS; touching on MAT. Get our free coverage by signing up to: For the period ended March 31, 2017, Hasbro's net revenues increased 2% to $849.7 million compared to $831.2 million in Q1 2016. The Company's revenue numbers surpassed analysts' consensus of $818.3 million. Hasbro's net earnings for Q1 2017 increased 41% to $68.6 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, compared to $48.8 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, in Q1 2016. The Company's reported net earnings included a $0.11 per diluted share benefit versus Q1 2016 from the adoption of FASB ASU No. 2016-09, Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting. Hasbro's earnings surpassed Wall Street's forecasts of $0.38 per share. For Q1 2017, Hasbro's US and Canada segment's net revenues increased 2% to $451.6 million compared to $443.6 million in Q1 2016. Revenue growth in Hasbro Gaming and Emerging Brands offset a decline in Franchise Brands and Partner Brands. The US and Canada segment reported operating profit of $64.8 million, or 14.3% of net revenues, in the reported quarter compared to $78.3 million, or 17.7% of net revenues, in the year ago same period. Hasbro's International segment's net revenues of $345.3 million in Q1 2017, essentially flat compared with $345.0 million in Q1 2016. For the International revenue growth in Franchise Brands, Hasbro Gaming and Emerging Brands was offset by a decline in Partner Brands. On a regional basis, Europe revenues declined 4%, while Latin America increased 16%, and Asia/Pacific declined 1%. Emerging markets revenues increased 20% in the quarter. International segment's operating profit was $0.5 million in Q1 2017 compared to $2.9 million in Q1 2016. For Q1 2017, Hasbro's Entertainment and Licensing segment's net revenues increased 24% to $52.7 million compared to $42.5 million in Q1 2016. Digital gaming drove the quarterly revenue increase, including higher revenues at Backflip Studios. The Entertainment and Licensing segment's operating profit increased 108% to $11.3 million in the reported quarter, or 21.5% of net revenues, compared to $5.4 million, or 12.8% of net revenues, in the prior year's comparable period. Hasbro's total gaming category, including all gaming revenue, most notably MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY, totaled $253.3 million for Q1 2017, up 10%, versus $231.1 million in Q1 2016. Hasbro's Q1 2017 Franchise Brand revenues increased 2% to $423.6 million driven by revenue growth in NERF, TRANSFORMERS, and MONOPOLY. The Company's Partner Brand revenues declined 18% on a y-o-y basis to $213.0 million. Revenue growth from BEYBLADE and DREAMWORKS' TROLLS was more than offset by expected declines in STAR WARS and MARVEL ahead of major theatrical releases later this year. Hasbro's Gaming revenue surged 43% growth to $142.9 million driven by Hasbro's diverse gaming portfolio. The strong revenue increase was led by several new games, including SPEAK OUT, TOILET TROUBLE, and FANTASTIC GYMNASTICS, digital gaming, and several other gaming brands, including DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, BOP-IT and PIE-FACE. Hasbro's total gaming category grew 10% to $253.3 million. The Company's Emerging Brands revenue grew 25% to $70.2 million. During Q1 2017, Hasbro paid $63.4 million in cash dividends to shareholders. The Company's next quarterly cash dividend payment of $0.57 per common share is scheduled for May 15, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 01, 2017. During the reported quarter, Hasbro repurchased 218,000 shares of common stock at a total cost of $18.1 million and an average price of $82.82 per share. At quarter-end, $309.9 million remained available in the current share repurchase authorization. On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, the stock closed the trading session at $101.04, marginally falling 0.52% from its previous closing price of $101.57. A total volume of 1.13 million shares have exchanged hands. Hasbro's stock price surged 17.18% in the last three months, 21.96% in the past six months, and 18.17% in the previous twelve months. Furthermore, since the start of the year, shares of the Company have rallied 30.70%. The stock is trading at a PE ratio of 23.27 and has a dividend yield of 2.26%. Active Wall Street (AWS) produces regular sponsored and non-sponsored reports, articles, stock market blogs, and popular investment newsletters covering equities listed on NYSE and NASDAQ and micro-cap stocks. AWS has two distinct and independent departments. 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Neither AWS nor any party affiliated with us is a registered investment adviser or broker-dealer with any agency or in any jurisdiction whatsoever. To download our report(s), read our disclosures, or for more information, visit http://www.activewallst.com/disclaimer/. For any questions, inquiries, or comments reach out to us directly. If you're a company we are covering and wish to no longer feature on our coverage list contact us via email and/or phone between 09:30 EDT to 16:00 EDT from Monday to Friday at: CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute. LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / April 27, 2017 / Active Wall St. announces its post-earnings coverage on Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS). The Company posted its first quarter fiscal 2017 results on April 24, 2017. The toy maker surpassed top- and bottom-line expectations. Register with us now for your free membership at: One of Hasbro's competitors within the Toys & Games space, Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT), released its Q1 2017 financial results on Thursday, April 20, 2017. AWS will be initiating a research report on Mattel in the coming days. Today, AWS is promoting its earnings coverage on HAS; touching on MAT. Get our free coverage by signing up to: For the period ended March 31, 2017, Hasbro's net revenues increased 2% to $849.7 million compared to $831.2 million in Q1 2016. The Company's revenue numbers surpassed analysts' consensus of $818.3 million. Hasbro's net earnings for Q1 2017 increased 41% to $68.6 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, compared to $48.8 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, in Q1 2016. The Company's reported net earnings included a $0.11 per diluted share benefit versus Q1 2016 from the adoption of FASB ASU No. 2016-09, Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting. Hasbro's earnings surpassed Wall Street's forecasts of $0.38 per share. For Q1 2017, Hasbro's US and Canada segment's net revenues increased 2% to $451.6 million compared to $443.6 million in Q1 2016. Revenue growth in Hasbro Gaming and Emerging Brands offset a decline in Franchise Brands and Partner Brands. The US and Canada segment reported operating profit of $64.8 million, or 14.3% of net revenues, in the reported quarter compared to $78.3 million, or 17.7% of net revenues, in the year ago same period. Hasbro's International segment's net revenues of $345.3 million in Q1 2017, essentially flat compared with $345.0 million in Q1 2016. For the International revenue growth in Franchise Brands, Hasbro Gaming and Emerging Brands was offset by a decline in Partner Brands. On a regional basis, Europe revenues declined 4%, while Latin America increased 16%, and Asia/Pacific declined 1%. Emerging markets revenues increased 20% in the quarter. International segment's operating profit was $0.5 million in Q1 2017 compared to $2.9 million in Q1 2016. For Q1 2017, Hasbro's Entertainment and Licensing segment's net revenues increased 24% to $52.7 million compared to $42.5 million in Q1 2016. Digital gaming drove the quarterly revenue increase, including higher revenues at Backflip Studios. The Entertainment and Licensing segment's operating profit increased 108% to $11.3 million in the reported quarter, or 21.5% of net revenues, compared to $5.4 million, or 12.8% of net revenues, in the prior year's comparable period. Hasbro's total gaming category, including all gaming revenue, most notably MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY, totaled $253.3 million for Q1 2017, up 10%, versus $231.1 million in Q1 2016. Hasbro's Q1 2017 Franchise Brand revenues increased 2% to $423.6 million driven by revenue growth in NERF, TRANSFORMERS, and MONOPOLY. The Company's Partner Brand revenues declined 18% on a y-o-y basis to $213.0 million. Revenue growth from BEYBLADE and DREAMWORKS' TROLLS was more than offset by expected declines in STAR WARS and MARVEL ahead of major theatrical releases later this year. Hasbro's Gaming revenue surged 43% growth to $142.9 million driven by Hasbro's diverse gaming portfolio. The strong revenue increase was led by several new games, including SPEAK OUT, TOILET TROUBLE, and FANTASTIC GYMNASTICS, digital gaming, and several other gaming brands, including DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, BOP-IT and PIE-FACE. Hasbro's total gaming category grew 10% to $253.3 million. The Company's Emerging Brands revenue grew 25% to $70.2 million. During Q1 2017, Hasbro paid $63.4 million in cash dividends to shareholders. The Company's next quarterly cash dividend payment of $0.57 per common share is scheduled for May 15, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 01, 2017. During the reported quarter, Hasbro repurchased 218,000 shares of common stock at a total cost of $18.1 million and an average price of $82.82 per share. At quarter-end, $309.9 million remained available in the current share repurchase authorization. On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, the stock closed the trading session at $101.04, marginally falling 0.52% from its previous closing price of $101.57. A total volume of 1.13 million shares have exchanged hands. Hasbro's stock price surged 17.18% in the last three months, 21.96% in the past six months, and 18.17% in the previous twelve months. Furthermore, since the start of the year, shares of the Company have rallied 30.70%. The stock is trading at a PE ratio of 23.27 and has a dividend yield of 2.26%. Active Wall Street (AWS) produces regular sponsored and non-sponsored reports, articles, stock market blogs, and popular investment newsletters covering equities listed on NYSE and NASDAQ and micro-cap stocks. 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News Article | April 27, 2017
Site: www.accesswire.com

LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / April 27, 2017 / Active Wall St. announces its post-earnings coverage on Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS). The Company posted its first quarter fiscal 2017 results on April 24, 2017. The toy maker surpassed top- and bottom-line expectations. Register with us now for your free membership at: One of Hasbro's competitors within the Toys & Games space, Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT), released its Q1 2017 financial results on Thursday, April 20, 2017. AWS will be initiating a research report on Mattel in the coming days. Today, AWS is promoting its earnings coverage on HAS; touching on MAT. Get our free coverage by signing up to: For the period ended March 31, 2017, Hasbro's net revenues increased 2% to $849.7 million compared to $831.2 million in Q1 2016. The Company's revenue numbers surpassed analysts' consensus of $818.3 million. Hasbro's net earnings for Q1 2017 increased 41% to $68.6 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, compared to $48.8 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, in Q1 2016. The Company's reported net earnings included a $0.11 per diluted share benefit versus Q1 2016 from the adoption of FASB ASU No. 2016-09, Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting. Hasbro's earnings surpassed Wall Street's forecasts of $0.38 per share. For Q1 2017, Hasbro's US and Canada segment's net revenues increased 2% to $451.6 million compared to $443.6 million in Q1 2016. Revenue growth in Hasbro Gaming and Emerging Brands offset a decline in Franchise Brands and Partner Brands. The US and Canada segment reported operating profit of $64.8 million, or 14.3% of net revenues, in the reported quarter compared to $78.3 million, or 17.7% of net revenues, in the year ago same period. Hasbro's International segment's net revenues of $345.3 million in Q1 2017, essentially flat compared with $345.0 million in Q1 2016. For the International revenue growth in Franchise Brands, Hasbro Gaming and Emerging Brands was offset by a decline in Partner Brands. On a regional basis, Europe revenues declined 4%, while Latin America increased 16%, and Asia/Pacific declined 1%. Emerging markets revenues increased 20% in the quarter. International segment's operating profit was $0.5 million in Q1 2017 compared to $2.9 million in Q1 2016. For Q1 2017, Hasbro's Entertainment and Licensing segment's net revenues increased 24% to $52.7 million compared to $42.5 million in Q1 2016. Digital gaming drove the quarterly revenue increase, including higher revenues at Backflip Studios. The Entertainment and Licensing segment's operating profit increased 108% to $11.3 million in the reported quarter, or 21.5% of net revenues, compared to $5.4 million, or 12.8% of net revenues, in the prior year's comparable period. Hasbro's total gaming category, including all gaming revenue, most notably MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY, totaled $253.3 million for Q1 2017, up 10%, versus $231.1 million in Q1 2016. Hasbro's Q1 2017 Franchise Brand revenues increased 2% to $423.6 million driven by revenue growth in NERF, TRANSFORMERS, and MONOPOLY. The Company's Partner Brand revenues declined 18% on a y-o-y basis to $213.0 million. Revenue growth from BEYBLADE and DREAMWORKS' TROLLS was more than offset by expected declines in STAR WARS and MARVEL ahead of major theatrical releases later this year. Hasbro's Gaming revenue surged 43% growth to $142.9 million driven by Hasbro's diverse gaming portfolio. The strong revenue increase was led by several new games, including SPEAK OUT, TOILET TROUBLE, and FANTASTIC GYMNASTICS, digital gaming, and several other gaming brands, including DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, BOP-IT and PIE-FACE. Hasbro's total gaming category grew 10% to $253.3 million. The Company's Emerging Brands revenue grew 25% to $70.2 million. During Q1 2017, Hasbro paid $63.4 million in cash dividends to shareholders. The Company's next quarterly cash dividend payment of $0.57 per common share is scheduled for May 15, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 01, 2017. During the reported quarter, Hasbro repurchased 218,000 shares of common stock at a total cost of $18.1 million and an average price of $82.82 per share. At quarter-end, $309.9 million remained available in the current share repurchase authorization. On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, the stock closed the trading session at $101.04, marginally falling 0.52% from its previous closing price of $101.57. A total volume of 1.13 million shares have exchanged hands. Hasbro's stock price surged 17.18% in the last three months, 21.96% in the past six months, and 18.17% in the previous twelve months. Furthermore, since the start of the year, shares of the Company have rallied 30.70%. The stock is trading at a PE ratio of 23.27 and has a dividend yield of 2.26%. Active Wall Street (AWS) produces regular sponsored and non-sponsored reports, articles, stock market blogs, and popular investment newsletters covering equities listed on NYSE and NASDAQ and micro-cap stocks. AWS has two distinct and independent departments. 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BUFFALO, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UnitedHealthcare and Hasbro are collaborating on a national initiative to encourage young people to be more active through “exergaming.” More than 200 fifth-graders at P.S. 94 and P.S. 76 in the City of Buffalo are among the first students to receive NERF ENERGY Game Kits, which monitors and rewards students for being physically active. NERF ENERGY Game Kits, which include a NERF ENERGY Game Band activity tracker, a NERF PRO FOAM soccer ball and the NERF ENERGY RUSH mobile game, allow children to pick their own method of being active. As children participate in physical activity, they earn “energy points” that are tracked by the game band, and these points turn into screen time to play the mobile game on a smartphone or tablet. The interactive NERF ENERGY RUSH mobile game is an “endless runner” game that requires players to turn, jump and avoid obstacles to complete courses and earn power-ups to continue playing. “Hasbro has long focused on making ‘healthy, active play’ fun and engaging for children and families by leveraging the popularity and play pattern of NERF products,” said Ted Fischer, vice president, business development for Hasbro. “This collaboration enhances both companies’ commitment to positive impact on children and families.” As part of the Buffalo program, UnitedHealthcare and Hasbro are working with the City of Buffalo Public Schools and Buffalo State College to encourage students to continue to use the NERF ENERGY kits throughout the school year by hosting a school-to-school “NERF ENERGY Challenge.” Approximately 200 fifth-grade students from two schools will compete to accumulate the most energy points. “We believe a little healthy competition between our fifth-graders will reinforce the good habits these students are learning through the program, while encouraging and rewarding team success,” said Kriner Cash, Ph.D., superintendent, City of Buffalo Public Schools. Students from Buffalo State College will work with the individual schools to help track results and plan activities to support the challenge, which will run through the end of the school year. The winning school will receive a grant to purchase physical education equipment for their school. Nationwide, approximately 17 percent of children and adolescents aged two to 19 years are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and nearly 30 percent of adults are obese, according to United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report. “We believe that young people will be motivated to move more when they realize what their true activity levels are – and are rewarded for their efforts,” said Pat Celli, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of New York. “We are grateful for the opportunity to work with schools and community-based youth organizations to provide this innovative activity program to more children.” This program builds on UnitedHealthcare’s expertise in developing practical solutions to encourage people to be more active, including the use of exergames and gamification. UnitedHealthcare and Hasbro will deliver 10,000 NERF ENERGY Game Kits to elementary schools and community organizations in several states across the country. Children ages six to 12 will be eligible to receive the NERF ENERGY Game Kit at no cost. Studies indicate that “exergaming” has the potential to reduce the growing obesity epidemic among children and adults. A study by George Washington University found exergames “spurred students to move enough to meet the recommended intensity criteria for vigorous activity” and that these games are “a useful alternative to traditional physical education.” About UnitedHealthcare UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @myUHC on Twitter. About Hasbro Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. The Company's Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, are building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Through its commitment to corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to make the world a better place for children and their families. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro). Click here to subscribe to Mobile Alerts for UnitedHealth Group.


PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) will debut its 2017 portfolio of play and entertainment experiences at the American International Toy Fair in New York City. “2017 is a landmark year for Hasbro, as we’re delivering record innovation, and telling more stories than ever within our brands across toy, game, entertainment and digital experiences,” said John Frascotti, President, Hasbro, Inc. “In addition to releasing two major motion pictures inspired by our globally popular brands, TRANSFORMERS and MY LITTLE PONY, we’re adding exciting innovation into our NERF and HASBRO GAMING brands, as well as introducing entirely new brands such as HANAZUKI to our fans and families around the world.” Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. The Company's Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, are building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Through its commitment to corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to make the world a better place for children and their families. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).


PAWTUCKET, R.I. & LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced that they have entered into an agreement with Sutikki, the new kids and family division of Bento Box Entertainment to create play experiences for kids based on the new original preschool series, Moon and Me from Andrew Davenport’s Foundling Bird. Moon and Me was developed by Andrew Davenport, the creator of award-winning global preschool franchises Teletubbies and In the Night Garden. Inspired by well-loved tales of toys that come to life when nobody is looking, Moon and Me is the comical story of a special friendship between two characters from completely different worlds. Moon and Me will combine the latest production methods with traditional storytelling, comedy and music to create a beautifully constructed picture-book world especially for today’s preschoolers. “We are thrilled to team up with Sutikki to help bring Foundling Bird’s amazing Moon and Me series to life through our upcoming preschool product line,” said Samantha Lomow, senior vice president, Hasbro Brands. “We are truly inspired by Andrew Davenport’s prestigious background and unique creative vision for Moon and Me and can’t wait to add this exciting new property to our PLAYSKOOL portfolio.” “We are very excited to announce Hasbro as our global master toy licensee for Moon and Me,” said Andrew Kerr, Co-Founder of Sutikki. “With a rich history of innovation and brand storytelling we couldn’t imagine a better, more appropriate lead partner for the project. We’re also very proud that with this announcement today Hasbro becomes Sutikki’s first ever global master toy licensee.” “I am very excited to be working with my friends at Hasbro again,” said Andrew Davenport. “Hasbro is the perfect choice of partner for Moon and Me and I’m thrilled that the PLAYSKOOL team will be bringing their creativity, expertise and innovation to the brand.” Moon and Me will air on BBC’s CBeebies in the UK in early 2018. As the global master toy and game licensee, Hasbro plans to launch its line based on the Moon and Me series in 2018 under its PLAYSKOOL brand in the UK with additional markets to follow as the series rolls out worldwide. About Hasbro Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. The Company's Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, are building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Through its commitment to corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to make the world a better place for children and their families. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro). About Sutikki Sutikki — Japanese for sticky — is the new kids and family division of Bento Box Entertainment. Founded in 2016 by executives Irene Weibel and Andrew Kerr, Sutikki (www.sutikki.com) develops and produces compelling content that ‘sticks’ and matters to kids age 2-11 by partnering with industry leaders, innovators, and best-in-class creators throughout the world. Bento Box Entertainment (www.bentoboxent.com) is an Emmy® award-winning entertainment content and technology company based in Los Angeles with additional studios in Atlanta and Toronto. It produces animated comedy series for broadcast, cable and digital networks, while extending its reach to new audiences through its digital; kids; content rights; and live events, merchandise and brand management business units. About Foundling Bird Ltd Foundling Bird was established in 2014 to own, produce and administer the work of award-winning creator Andrew Davenport. It is named after the Grimm tale of the same title. Davenport’s creative goals remain the same as he says they always have been: To found a slate of developmentally informed, innovative and entertaining projects – built on compelling storytelling and an authentic sense of contemporary childhood. With 25 years’ experience in children’s global content, Andrew Davenport has been dubbed ‘the JK Rowling of the under fives’ [The Daily Telegraph], after the global success of both Teletubbies (which he co-created and wrote) and In the Night Garden (which he created, wrote and composed). Industry accolades include a clutch of BAFTA and RTS awards and Emmy nominations. About Andrew Davenport Andrew Davenport is a multi-award-winning English producer, writer and composer specialising in creating high-volume television and publishing series for young children. He co-created Teletubbies (first broadcast in the UK in 1997) and wrote all of its 365 episodes. Teletubbies was broadcast in 125 countries, translated into 45 languages, won 17 industry awards and achieved ‘iconic’ status as probably the most instantly recognisable British product of contemporary times. Davenport also created the double-BAFTA-winning global success In the Night Garden (first broadcast in the UK in 2007), writing all of its 100 episodes, and composing its title theme and all incidental music. Teletubbies and In the Night Garden remain leading global pre-school brands - after nineteen years and nine years respectively. Davenport’s uniquely holistic approach creates high-end, high-volume, stand-out, evergreen brands that engage a specific, developmentally-defined audience.


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Following are the latest Corporate Social Responsibility news releases and story ideas available from Business Wire. These recaps, curated by Business Wire, provide reporters and bloggers around the globe instant access to the latest news releases, providing relevant and trending content to share with their audiences. Discover more news via Business Wire’s Hot Topic recaps or create a custom news feed specific to your needs here. This service is provided at no charge to members of the media and financial communities. MINNETONKA, Minn. -- New Children's Storybook about Good Deeds Raises Funds to Help Families Pay for Child Medical Costs Source: UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation SAN DIEGO -- Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego Receives Valentine's Day Grins 2 Go Bags for Children Source: UnitedHealthcare HARTFORD, Conn. -- United Health Foundation Announces Two New Partnerships and Nearly $2.5 Million in Funding to Support Hartford Families Source: United Health Foundation NEW YORK -- Bank of America Merrill Lynch Provides Nearly $4 Billion in Community Development Lending and Investing in 2016 Source: Bank of America RYE, N.Y. -- Allstate And WE Earn Top Honors For Corporate Social Impact Efforts Source: Engage for Good SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Wellspring Women's Center in Sacramento Receives Valentine's Day Grins 2 Go Bags for Children and Donation from UnitedHealthcare for Transportation Fund Source: UnitedHealthcare KENILWORTH, N.J. -- Merck Foundation Announces Six Program Grant Recipients for Alliance to Advance Patient-Centered Cancer Care Source: The Merck Foundation DALLAS, Texas -- UnitedHealthcare Donates Hasbro’s NERF ENERGY Game Kits to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas to Encourage Physical Activity Source: UnitedHealthcare Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure. Investor relations, public relations, public policy and marketing professionals rely on Business Wire to accurately distribute market-moving news and multimedia, host online newsrooms and IR websites, build content marketing platforms, generate social engagements and provide audience analysis that improves interaction with specified target markets. Founded in 1961, Business Wire is a trusted source for news organizations, journalists, investment professionals and regulatory authorities, delivering news directly into editorial systems and leading online news sources via its multi-patented simultaneous NX Network. Business Wire has 29 offices worldwide to securely meet the varying needs of communications professionals and news consumers. In 2015, Business Wire teamed up with Al Roker Entertainment to create BizWireTV, a bi-weekly digital video news program that features the top trending news releases that cross the wire. Learn more at services.BusinessWire.com and Tempo, the Business Wire resource for industry trends; follow updates on Twitter: @businesswire or on Facebook. Click here to subscribe to Mobile Alerts for Business Wire Corporate Social Responsibility.


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Following are the latest Corporate Social Responsibility news releases and story ideas available from Business Wire. These recaps, curated by Business Wire, provide reporters and bloggers around the globe instant access to the latest news releases, providing relevant and trending content to share with their audiences. Discover more news via Business Wire’s Hot Topic recaps or create a custom news feed specific to your needs here. This service is provided at no charge to members of the media and financial communities. NEW YORK -- Barnes & Noble Makes Major Donation to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation in New York City and Reno, NV Source: Barnes & Noble, Inc. ZURICH -- RepRisk launches its Sector Benchmarking Report on the Retail sector Source: RepRisk SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Citrix Named Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality by Human Rights Campaign Foundation Source: Citrix Systems, Inc. CHICAGO -- Sprint Provides Free Broadband Service to More Than 4,200 Illinois Students Source: Sprint MINNETONKA, Minn. -- UnitedHealthcare Donates Hasbro’s NERF ENERGY Game Kits to Boys & Girls Clubs Across the Country to Encourage Physical Activity Source: UnitedHealthcare CHICAGO -- PepsiCo, Inc. Strengthens its Commitment to Chicago in 2016 with Non-Profit Partnerships and Employee Volunteerism Source: PepsiCo, Inc. WASHINGTON, Ga. -- Kubota Recognizes U.S. Army Veteran in “Geared to Give” Program, Awarded New L-Series Tractor Source: Kubota Tractor Corporation SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitch Brings Gaming to the White House to Build Awareness of Health Coverage Options Source: Twitch BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Walmart and the Walmart Foundation Announce $250,000 towards Relief and Recovery Efforts in Tennessee Wildfires Source: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. SALISBURY, N.C. -- Food Lion’s “12 Days of Giving” Brings Hunger-Relief Events to Areas in the Southeast Source: Food Lion TOKYO -- Ajinomoto Is Awarded for the Contribution to Reduce Greenhouse Gas through Feed-Use L-Lysine Source: Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure. Investor relations, public relations, public policy and marketing professionals rely on Business Wire to accurately distribute market-moving news and multimedia, host online newsrooms and IR websites, build content marketing platforms, generate social engagements and provide audience analysis that improves interaction with specified target markets. Founded in 1961, Business Wire is a trusted source for news organizations, journalists, investment professionals and regulatory authorities, delivering news directly into editorial systems and leading online news sources via its multi-patented simultaneous NX Network. Business Wire has 31 offices worldwide to securely meet the varying needs of communications professionals and news consumers. In 2015, Business Wire teamed up with Al Roker Entertainment to create BizWireTV, a bi-weekly digital video news program that features the top trending news releases that cross the wire. Learn more at services.BusinessWire.com and Tempo, the Business Wire resource for industry trends; follow updates on Twitter: @businesswire or on Facebook. Click here to subscribe to Mobile Alerts for Business Wire Corporate Social Responsibility.


LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / February 23, 2017 / Active Wall St. announces its post-earnings coverage on Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS). The Company reported its fourth quarter and fiscal 2016 financial results on February 06, 2017. The Toy maker surpassed top- and bottom-line expectations and also raised its dividend by 12%. Register with us now for your free membership at: One of Hasbro's competitors within the Toys & Games space, JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK), announced on February 01, 2017, that it will report its Q4 and full year 2016 financial results on Thursday, February 23, 2017, before the opening of the stock market. AWS will be initiating a research report on JAKKS Pacific in the coming days. Today, AWS is promoting its earnings coverage on HAS; touching on JAKK. Get our free coverage by signing up to: For the three months period ended December 25, 2016, Hasbro's net revenues increased 11% to $1.63 billion compared to $1.47 billion in Q4 2015. Excluding a negative $11.9 million impact from foreign exchange, the Company's Q4 2016 revenues increased 12%. Hasbro's net revenues numbers surpassed market expectations of $1.50 billion. The Company's net revenues for FY16 increased 13% to $5.02 billion versus $4.45 billion in FY15. For Q4 2016, Hasbro's as reported net earnings increased 10% to $192.7 million, or $1.52 per diluted share, compared to $175.8 million, or $1.39 per diluted share, in Q4 2015. The Company's adjusted net earnings for Q4 2016 were $207.4 million, or $1.64 per diluted share. The Company's earnings numbers exceeded analysts' consensus of $1.27 per share. Hasbro's as reported net earnings for FY16 increased 22% to $551.4 million, or $4.34 per diluted share, compared to $451.8 million, or $3.57 per diluted share, in FY15. Adjusted net earnings for FY16 were $566.1 million, or $4.46 per diluted share. Hasbro's FY16 US and Canada segment's net revenues increased 15% to $2.56 billion compared to $2.23 billion in FY15. Growth in the Girls, Games, and Boys categories offset a decline in the Preschool category. The US and Canada segment reported operating profit growth of 21% to $522.3 million, or 20.4% of net revenues, compared to $430.7 million, or 19.4% of net revenues, in FY15. For FY16, Hasbro's International segment's net revenues increased 11% to $2.19 billion compared to $1.97 billion in FY15, and were behind growth in all four product categories: Girls, Preschool, Games, and Boys. On a regional basis, Europe's revenues increased 14%, Latin America grew 9%, and Asia/Pacific was up 6%. Emerging markets increased 9%. Excluding an unfavorable $58.4 million impact of foreign exchange, net revenues in the International segment grew 14%, increased 15% in Europe, 18% in Latin America, and 7% in Asia/Pacific. International segment's operating profit increased 15% to $294.5 million in FY16, or 13.4% of revenues, compared to $255.4 million, or 13.0% of net revenues, in FY15. Hasbro's Entertainment and Licensing segment's net revenues increased 8% to $265.2 million in FY16 compared to $244.7 million in FY15, driven by growth in Consumer Products and Digital Gaming, as well as the addition of Boulder Media. As reported operating profit was $49.9 million compared to $76.9 million in FY15. Hasbro's Boys category revenues for FY16 increased 4% to $1.85 billion. Revenue growth for the year was driven by gains in Franchise Brand NERF as well as shipments of YO-KAI WATCH. The Company's Games category revenues for the year increased 9% to $1.39 billion. Hasbro's differentiated gaming portfolio drove growth across gaming formats, including face-to-face gaming, off-the-board gaming, and digital gaming. Hasbro's Girls category revenues in FY16 grew 50% to a record $1.19 billion. The category benefited from shipments of Hasbro's line of DISNEY PRINCESS and DISNEY FROZEN fashion and small dolls, the successful launch of DREAMWORKS' TROLLS and significant growth from BABY ALIVE. Additional revenue growth came from Hasbro brands including FURREAL FRIENDS and EASY-BAKE OVEN products. The Company's Preschool category revenues declined 1% to $589.2 million in FY16. The fifth consecutive year of revenue growth in Franchise Brand PLAY-DOH was more than offset by declines in PLAYSKOOL HEROES and core PLAYSKOOL items. In FY16, Hasbro returned $400.2 million to shareholders including $248.9 million in cash dividends. Hasbro's Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.57 per common share. This represents an increase of $0.06 per share, or 12%, from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.51 per common share. The dividend will be payable on May 15, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 01, 2017. 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LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / February 23, 2017 / Active Wall St. announces its post-earnings coverage on Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS). The Company reported its fourth quarter and fiscal 2016 financial results on February 06, 2017. The Toy maker surpassed top- and bottom-line expectations and also raised its dividend by 12%. Register with us now for your free membership at: One of Hasbro's competitors within the Toys & Games space, JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK), announced on February 01, 2017, that it will report its Q4 and full year 2016 financial results on Thursday, February 23, 2017, before the opening of the stock market. AWS will be initiating a research report on JAKKS Pacific in the coming days. Today, AWS is promoting its earnings coverage on HAS; touching on JAKK. Get our free coverage by signing up to: For the three months period ended December 25, 2016, Hasbro's net revenues increased 11% to $1.63 billion compared to $1.47 billion in Q4 2015. Excluding a negative $11.9 million impact from foreign exchange, the Company's Q4 2016 revenues increased 12%. Hasbro's net revenues numbers surpassed market expectations of $1.50 billion. The Company's net revenues for FY16 increased 13% to $5.02 billion versus $4.45 billion in FY15. For Q4 2016, Hasbro's as reported net earnings increased 10% to $192.7 million, or $1.52 per diluted share, compared to $175.8 million, or $1.39 per diluted share, in Q4 2015. The Company's adjusted net earnings for Q4 2016 were $207.4 million, or $1.64 per diluted share. The Company's earnings numbers exceeded analysts' consensus of $1.27 per share. Hasbro's as reported net earnings for FY16 increased 22% to $551.4 million, or $4.34 per diluted share, compared to $451.8 million, or $3.57 per diluted share, in FY15. Adjusted net earnings for FY16 were $566.1 million, or $4.46 per diluted share. Hasbro's FY16 US and Canada segment's net revenues increased 15% to $2.56 billion compared to $2.23 billion in FY15. Growth in the Girls, Games, and Boys categories offset a decline in the Preschool category. The US and Canada segment reported operating profit growth of 21% to $522.3 million, or 20.4% of net revenues, compared to $430.7 million, or 19.4% of net revenues, in FY15. For FY16, Hasbro's International segment's net revenues increased 11% to $2.19 billion compared to $1.97 billion in FY15, and were behind growth in all four product categories: Girls, Preschool, Games, and Boys. On a regional basis, Europe's revenues increased 14%, Latin America grew 9%, and Asia/Pacific was up 6%. Emerging markets increased 9%. Excluding an unfavorable $58.4 million impact of foreign exchange, net revenues in the International segment grew 14%, increased 15% in Europe, 18% in Latin America, and 7% in Asia/Pacific. International segment's operating profit increased 15% to $294.5 million in FY16, or 13.4% of revenues, compared to $255.4 million, or 13.0% of net revenues, in FY15. Hasbro's Entertainment and Licensing segment's net revenues increased 8% to $265.2 million in FY16 compared to $244.7 million in FY15, driven by growth in Consumer Products and Digital Gaming, as well as the addition of Boulder Media. As reported operating profit was $49.9 million compared to $76.9 million in FY15. Hasbro's Boys category revenues for FY16 increased 4% to $1.85 billion. Revenue growth for the year was driven by gains in Franchise Brand NERF as well as shipments of YO-KAI WATCH. The Company's Games category revenues for the year increased 9% to $1.39 billion. Hasbro's differentiated gaming portfolio drove growth across gaming formats, including face-to-face gaming, off-the-board gaming, and digital gaming. Hasbro's Girls category revenues in FY16 grew 50% to a record $1.19 billion. The category benefited from shipments of Hasbro's line of DISNEY PRINCESS and DISNEY FROZEN fashion and small dolls, the successful launch of DREAMWORKS' TROLLS and significant growth from BABY ALIVE. Additional revenue growth came from Hasbro brands including FURREAL FRIENDS and EASY-BAKE OVEN products. The Company's Preschool category revenues declined 1% to $589.2 million in FY16. The fifth consecutive year of revenue growth in Franchise Brand PLAY-DOH was more than offset by declines in PLAYSKOOL HEROES and core PLAYSKOOL items. In FY16, Hasbro returned $400.2 million to shareholders including $248.9 million in cash dividends. Hasbro's Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.57 per common share. This represents an increase of $0.06 per share, or 12%, from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.51 per common share. The dividend will be payable on May 15, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 01, 2017. In 2016, Hasbro repurchased 1.89 million shares at a total cost of $151.3 million and an average price of $79.86 per share. At year end, $328.0 million remained available in the current share repurchase authorization. On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, the stock closed the trading session at $98.82, slightly falling 0.06% from its previous closing price of $98.88. A total volume of 1.13 million shares have exchanged hands. Hasbro's stock price rallied 18.49% in the last month, 17.98% in the past three months, and 23.95% in the previous six months. Furthermore, since the start of the year, shares of the Company have surged 27.82%. The stock is trading at a PE ratio of 22.76 and has a dividend yield of 2.31%. Active Wall Street (AWS) produces regular sponsored and non-sponsored reports, articles, stock market blogs, and popular investment newsletters covering equities listed on NYSE and NASDAQ and micro-cap stocks. AWS has two distinct and independent departments. 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Register with us now for your free membership at: One of Hasbro's competitors within the Toys & Games space, JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK), announced on February 01, 2017, that it will report its Q4 and full year 2016 financial results on Thursday, February 23, 2017, before the opening of the stock market. AWS will be initiating a research report on JAKKS Pacific in the coming days. Today, AWS is promoting its earnings coverage on HAS; touching on JAKK. Get our free coverage by signing up to: For the three months period ended December 25, 2016, Hasbro's net revenues increased 11% to $1.63 billion compared to $1.47 billion in Q4 2015. Excluding a negative $11.9 million impact from foreign exchange, the Company's Q4 2016 revenues increased 12%. Hasbro's net revenues numbers surpassed market expectations of $1.50 billion. The Company's net revenues for FY16 increased 13% to $5.02 billion versus $4.45 billion in FY15. For Q4 2016, Hasbro's as reported net earnings increased 10% to $192.7 million, or $1.52 per diluted share, compared to $175.8 million, or $1.39 per diluted share, in Q4 2015. The Company's adjusted net earnings for Q4 2016 were $207.4 million, or $1.64 per diluted share. The Company's earnings numbers exceeded analysts' consensus of $1.27 per share. Hasbro's as reported net earnings for FY16 increased 22% to $551.4 million, or $4.34 per diluted share, compared to $451.8 million, or $3.57 per diluted share, in FY15. Adjusted net earnings for FY16 were $566.1 million, or $4.46 per diluted share. Hasbro's FY16 US and Canada segment's net revenues increased 15% to $2.56 billion compared to $2.23 billion in FY15. Growth in the Girls, Games, and Boys categories offset a decline in the Preschool category. The US and Canada segment reported operating profit growth of 21% to $522.3 million, or 20.4% of net revenues, compared to $430.7 million, or 19.4% of net revenues, in FY15. For FY16, Hasbro's International segment's net revenues increased 11% to $2.19 billion compared to $1.97 billion in FY15, and were behind growth in all four product categories: Girls, Preschool, Games, and Boys. On a regional basis, Europe's revenues increased 14%, Latin America grew 9%, and Asia/Pacific was up 6%. Emerging markets increased 9%. Excluding an unfavorable $58.4 million impact of foreign exchange, net revenues in the International segment grew 14%, increased 15% in Europe, 18% in Latin America, and 7% in Asia/Pacific. International segment's operating profit increased 15% to $294.5 million in FY16, or 13.4% of revenues, compared to $255.4 million, or 13.0% of net revenues, in FY15. Hasbro's Entertainment and Licensing segment's net revenues increased 8% to $265.2 million in FY16 compared to $244.7 million in FY15, driven by growth in Consumer Products and Digital Gaming, as well as the addition of Boulder Media. As reported operating profit was $49.9 million compared to $76.9 million in FY15. Hasbro's Boys category revenues for FY16 increased 4% to $1.85 billion. Revenue growth for the year was driven by gains in Franchise Brand NERF as well as shipments of YO-KAI WATCH. The Company's Games category revenues for the year increased 9% to $1.39 billion. Hasbro's differentiated gaming portfolio drove growth across gaming formats, including face-to-face gaming, off-the-board gaming, and digital gaming. Hasbro's Girls category revenues in FY16 grew 50% to a record $1.19 billion. The category benefited from shipments of Hasbro's line of DISNEY PRINCESS and DISNEY FROZEN fashion and small dolls, the successful launch of DREAMWORKS' TROLLS and significant growth from BABY ALIVE. Additional revenue growth came from Hasbro brands including FURREAL FRIENDS and EASY-BAKE OVEN products. The Company's Preschool category revenues declined 1% to $589.2 million in FY16. The fifth consecutive year of revenue growth in Franchise Brand PLAY-DOH was more than offset by declines in PLAYSKOOL HEROES and core PLAYSKOOL items. In FY16, Hasbro returned $400.2 million to shareholders including $248.9 million in cash dividends. Hasbro's Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.57 per common share. This represents an increase of $0.06 per share, or 12%, from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.51 per common share. The dividend will be payable on May 15, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 01, 2017. In 2016, Hasbro repurchased 1.89 million shares at a total cost of $151.3 million and an average price of $79.86 per share. At year end, $328.0 million remained available in the current share repurchase authorization. On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, the stock closed the trading session at $98.82, slightly falling 0.06% from its previous closing price of $98.88. 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