January 3, 2002 |
Jakks Pacific Inc., which produces dolls based on World Wrestling Federation personalities, has bought Kidz Biz Ltd., a toy distributor based in the United Kingdom, for an undisclosed price. The Malibu-based company said the purchase is the first step in a planned international expansion. Jakks, which has the crafts and activities license for the Warner Bros. "Harry Potter" movies, has seen its stock price soar since last year's release of the first Potter movie.
July 24, 2008 |
Toy maker Jakks Pacific Inc. said Wednesday that second-quarter profit fell 17%, missing analyst expectations, as higher raw material costs offset higher sales. Profit fell to $4.2 million, or 15 cents a share, from $5 million, or 17 cents, a year earlier, the Malibu-based company said. Revenue rose 12% to $145.3 million. Analysts polled by Thomson Financial predicted profit of 22 cents a share on revenue of $136.9 million. The company said action figures and dolls sold well, as did electronic products.
September 15, 2013 |
For the last 18 years, Jakks Pacific Inc. has been a player in the ultra-competitive Southern California toy-making business, up against the likes of giant Mattel Inc. in El Segundo and others. But Jakks' roster of toys - including the Smurfs, Monsuno action figures and Winx Club fairy dolls - have not been pulling in the fun for investors. Sales have declined five straight years. In the most recent quarter, revenue fell 27% and the Malibu company lost $46.9 million compared with net income of $214,000 a year earlier.
July 23, 2002 |
Jakks Pacific Inc. reported quarterly profit in line with estimates but said it fired 48 employees, or 15% of its work force, in anticipation of weakness ahead. Shares of the Malibu-based toy maker dropped $1.83, or 12%, to $12.97 on Nasdaq. Jakks, whose products include World Wresting Entertainment action figures, said second-quarter net income rose 14% to $7.83 million, or 36 cents a share, from $6.87 million, or 36 cents, a year earlier. Sales rose 13% to $79 million.
October 20, 2005 |
Toy maker Jakks Pacific Inc. on Wednesday reported a 41% increase in third-quarter earnings as sales rose 13%. Malibu-based Jakks said third-quarter net income rose to $32.8 million, or $1.05 a share, from $23.3 million, or 76 cents, a year earlier. The company -- maker of Cabbage Patch Kids dolls, Care Bears and Plug It In & Play TV Games -- said revenue rose to $233.5 million from $206.1 million. The results came after Mattel Inc. and Hasbro Inc.
September 20, 2000 |
Toy company Jakks Pacific Inc. said it expects to report third-quarter earnings of 45 cents to 51 cents a share, well below analysts' average forecast of 62 cents, due to slower sales of its World Wrestling Federation toys. The warning caused Jakks stock to plunge $4, or 25%, to close at $12.25 on Nasdaq. Third-quarter net income is expected to range between $9.2 million and $10.3 million on revenue of $90 million to $95 million, the company said.
February 27, 2007 |
Jakks Pacific Inc. said Monday that fourth-quarter net income more than doubled as sales at the children's toy maker, which sells Dora the Explorer products, rose 43%. Its stock gained 17%. The Malibu-based company's net income rose to $23.2 million, or 73 cents a share, compared with $9 million, or 30 cents, a year earlier, the company said. Sales increased to $238.3 million from $166.3 million a year earlier. The growth stems from increased sales of the company's XPV radio-controlled vehicle, Disney princess-related products and role-play toys, Chief Executive Stephen Berman said.
October 23, 2007 |
Toy maker Jakks Pacific Inc. said third-quarter profit rose because of strong demand for its Cheetah Girls and Hannah Montana toys. Earnings climbed to $47.3 million, or $1.45 a share, from $40.5 million, or $1.26, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $318.4 million from $295.8 million. Analysts on average had expected profit of $1.30 a share on about $300.8 million in sales, according to Reuters Estimates.
July 14, 2000 |
It wasn't exactly a body slam, but Malibu toy maker Jakks Pacific Inc. bested a rival bidder for Edison, N.J., specialty stationer Pentech International. Pentech's board unanimously voted to accept Jakks' offer to buy the company for $20 million in cash and assume $19 million in debt. Jakks, whose World Wide Wrestling figures have been a best seller, originally signed an agreement to buy Pentech in May. But the company was forced to increase its bid by about 15%, from $1.40 to $1.
June 29, 1999 |
Jakks Pacific Inc., developer and distributor of a popular line of toy action figures patterned after stars from the World Wrestling Federation, plans to announce today that it has acquired Ontario-based Berk Corp., which makes and sells foam toy mats, blocks and puzzles for children. Terms of the deal, which was finalized Monday after six months of talks, were not disclosed.