CORRECTING and REPLACING JAKKS Pacific Reports Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Under the section titled “Nine Month Financial Overview,” the fourth
paragraph, second sentence of release should read: These key drivers in
the portfolio have been featured on several hot toy lists including
Walmart’s Chosen by Kids, Target’s Top Toys, Kmart’s Fab 15, Toys R Us,
TTPM’s Most Wanted and the Toy Insider Hot 20 (instead of These key
drivers in the portfolio have been featured on several hot toy lists
including Walmart’s Chosen by Kids, Target’s Top Toys, Kmart’s Fab 15,
Toys R Us, Time to Play Magazine’s Most Wanted and the Toy Insider Hot
20).

The corrected release reads:

JAKKS PACIFIC REPORTS THIRD QUARTER 2015 FINANCIAL RESULTS

JAKKS Pacific, Inc. [NASDAQ: JAKK] today reported financial results for
the third quarter 2015. Net sales for the quarter ending September 30,
2015 were $337.0 million, compared to $349.4 million reported in the
comparable period in 2014. Reported net income for the third quarter was
$45.8 million, or $1.12 per diluted share. This compares to net income
of $44.1 million, or $1.03 per diluted share, reported in the comparable
period in 2014. Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter was $52.5 million,
compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $52.8 million in 2014. See note below on
“Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information.”

Third Quarter Highlights

  • Gross margin improved 390 basis points
  • Operating margin improved 70 basis points
  • Diluted EPS increased 8.7 percent

Nine Month Financial Overview

Net sales for the nine months ending September 30, 2015 were $582.3
million compared to $556.0 million in 2014. The reported net income for
the nine month period was $32.6 million, or $0.89 per diluted share.
This compares to net income for the nine months of 2014 of $18.7
million, or $0.61 per diluted share. Adjusted EBITDA for the nine months
of 2015 improved to $53.1 million, compared to $42.4 million for the
nine months of 2014.

Also announced today, in addition to responsibilities as Chief Executive
Officer, Stephen Berman will also serve as Chairman of the Board.

Berman stated, “We’re very pleased with our performance in the third
quarter. Our current momentum continues with margins steadily improving,
product innovation across a strong portfolio of brands delivering higher
profitability, and more efficient operations. We remain focused on
executing our full year plans across all brands this holiday season.”

Domestically, we are pleased with the strong consumer demand for Star
Wars Big-Figs™ line of products and other several key drivers such as
Sing-A-Long Elsa, XPV® Remote Control Hulk Smash™ and Max Tow Truck
Turbo™ which have already received numerous awards from retailers,
industry experts and media. These key drivers in the portfolio have been
featured on several hot toy lists including Walmart’s Chosen by Kids,
Target’s Top Toys, Kmart’s Fab 15, Toys R Us, TTPM’s Most Wanted and the
Toy Insider Hot 20. JAKKS Pacific’s line of Frozen and Star Wars
products drove much of the success in the International business.

“Looking ahead to 2016, we have a strong pipeline of products, and new
licenses, creating a strong entertainment slate for us next year, and in
the coming next few years. Building within the categories which we are
leaders, coupled with expanded innovation, and hot new and current
evergreen licenses, we feel confident in the coming years ahead. We have
just finished our Fall 2016 Toy Preview with customers from around the
world, and we are also encouraged by the positive response now to both
our Spring and Fall product lines,” said Berman.

Working Capital

As of September 30, 2015, the Company’s working capital was $271.6
million, including cash and equivalents and marketable securities of
$81.2 million, compared to working capital of $250.4 million including
cash and equivalents and marketable securities of $88.8 million as of
September 30, 2014.

2015 Guidance

The Company reiterates its previously issued guidance for full year
2015, which estimated net sales in the range of $730 million to $740
million, earnings in the range of $0.71 to $0.75 per diluted share and
Adjusted EBITDA in the range of $56 million to $58 million.

Share Repurchase

In June 2015, The Board of Directors authorized the Company to
repurchase up to $30 million worth of shares of the Company’s
outstanding common stock and/or convertible notes through open market
repurchases or in privately negotiated transactions from time to time
through March 31, 2016. Approximately 774,000 shares of common stock
were repurchased through the end of the third quarter at an aggregate
cost of $7.0 million.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

In addition to the preliminary results reported in accordance with U.S.
GAAP included in this release, the Company has provided certain non-
GAAP financial information including Adjusted EBITDA which is a non-GAAP
metric that excludes various items that are detailed in the financial
tables and accompanying footnotes reconciling GAAP to non- GAAP results
contained in this release. Management believes that the presentation of
these non-GAAP financial measures provides useful information to
investors because the information may allow investors to better evaluate
ongoing business performance and certain components of the Company’s
results. In addition, the Company believes that the presentation of
these financial measures enhances an investor’s ability to make
period-to-period comparisons of the Company’s operating results. This
information should be considered in addition to the results presented in
accordance with GAAP, and should not be considered a substitute for the
GAAP results. The Company has reconciled the non- GAAP financial
information included in this release to the nearest GAAP measures. See
the attached “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Information.”

Conference Call Live Webcast

JAKKS Pacific will webcast its third quarter earnings call at 9 a.m.
Eastern Time/6 a.m. Pacific Time today. To listen to the live webcast
and access the accompanying presentation slides, go to www.jakks.com/investors
and click on the earnings website link under Presentations at least 10
minutes prior to register, download and install any necessary audio
software. A replay of the call will be available on JAKK’s website
approximately one hour following completion of the call through November
25, 2015 ending at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time/8:59 p.m. Pacific Time. The
playback can be accessed by calling (888) 843-7419 or (630) 652-3042 for
international callers, passcode “4101 1483” for both playback numbers.

About JAKKS Pacific, Inc.

JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK) is a leading designer and marketer of
toys and consumer products with a wide range of products that feature
popular brands and children’s toy licenses. JAKKS’ diverse portfolio
includes Action Figures, Electronics, Dolls, Dress-Up, Role Play,
Halloween Costumes, Kids Furniture, Vehicles, Plush, Art Activity Kits,
Seasonal Products, Infant/Pre-School, Construction Toys, Ride-On
Vehicles, Wagons, Inflatable Environments and Tents, Impulse Toys and
Pet Products sold under various proprietary brands including JAKKS
Pacific®, Road Champs®, Funnoodle®, JAKKS Pets™, Plug It In & Play TV
Games™, Kids Only!®, Tollytots®, Disguise®, Moose Mountain® and Maui®.
JAKKS is an award-winning licensee of several hundred nationally and
internationally known trademarks including Nickelodeon®, Warner Bros.®,
DC Comics and Saban’s Power Rangers®. DreamPlay Toys, LLC is a joint
venture between JAKKS Pacific, Inc. and NantWorks LLC to develop, market
and sell toys and related consumer products incorporating NantWorks’
proprietary iD recognition technology. www.jakks.com.

© 2015 JAKKS Pacific, Inc. All rights reserved.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release may contain “forward-looking statements” (within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) that
are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about JAKKS
Pacific’s business based partly on assumptions made by its management.
These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve
risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict.
Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what
is expressed or forecasted in such statements due to numerous factors,
including, but not limited to, those described above, changes in demand
for JAKKS’ products, product mix, the timing of customer orders and
deliveries, the impact of competitive products and pricing, and
difficulties with integrating acquired businesses. The “forward-looking
statements” contained herein speak only as of the date on which they are
made, and JAKKS undertakes no obligation to update any of them to
reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.

 
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
     
 

September 30,

December 31,
2015  

2014

 

(In thousands)

 
ASSETS
 
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 81,211 $ 71,525
Marketable securities 220
Accounts receivable, net 292,861

234,516

Inventory, net 81,404 78,827
Income taxes receivable 24,008 24,008
Deferred income taxes 3,358 3,358
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   30,683    

25,139

 
Total current assets 513,525 437,593
 
Property and equipment 120,901 107,080
Less accumulated depreciation and amortization   102,297     95,984  
Property and equipment, net 18,604 11,096
 
Goodwill 44,344 44,492
Trademarks & other assets, net 56,084 61,601
Investment in DreamPlay LLC   7,000     7,000  
Total assets $ 639,557   $ 561,782  
 
 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

     
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 165,534 $ 143,087
Reserve for sales returns and allowances 26,616 24,477
Income taxes payable 24,797 23,784
Short term debt   25,000      
Total current liabilities 241,947 191,348
 
Long term debt 215,000 215,000
Other liabilities 4,232 1,874
Income taxes payable 2,198 2,496
Deferred tax liability   5,980     5,980  
Total liabilities 469,357 416,698
 
Stockholders’ equity:
Common stock, $.001 par value 23 23
Additional paid-in capital 203,503 202,051
Treasury stock (30,988 ) (24,000 )
Retained earnings (accumulated deficit) 5,939 (26,645 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (8,739 )   (6,835 )
Total JAKKS Pacific, Inc. stockholders’ equity 169,738 144,594
Non-controlling interests   462     490  
Total stockholders’ equity   170,200     145,084  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 639,557   $ 561,782  
 
Working Capital $ 271,578   $ 246,245  
 
 

JAKKS Pacific, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Third Quarter Earnings Announcement, 2015

Condensed Statements of Operations (Unaudited)

 
 
   

Three Months Ended September 30,

   

Nine Months Ended September 30,

2015

 

2014

2015

 

2014

(In thousands, expect per share data)

(In thousands, expect per share data)
 
Net sales $ 337,027 $ 349,362 $ 582,334 $ 556,044
Less cost of sales
Cost of goods 181,191 199,696 317,030 318,189
Royalty expense 46,752 49,704 79,066 73,535
Amortization of tools and molds   4,755     5,225     7,244     8,210  
Cost of sales   232,698     254,625     403,340     399,934  
Gross profit 104,329 94,737 178,994 156,110
Direct selling expenses 22,725 18,359 38,826 35,422
Selling, general and administrative expenses 34,352 29,158 95,771 87,540
Reorganization charges 1,154
Depreciation and amortization   2,624     3,408     6,976     7,925  
Income from operations 44,628 43,812 37,421 24,069
Other income (expense):
Equity in net income of joint venture 60 1,744 314
Other income 5,642 5,932 5,642 5,932
Interest income 16 32 51 89
Interest expense   (3,107 )   (3,969 )   (9,187 )   (9,158 )
Income before provision for income taxes 47,239 45,807 35,671 21,246
Provision for income taxes   1,375     1,738     3,115     2,535  
Net income 45,864 44,069 32,556 18,711
Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests   19         (28 )    
Net income attributable to Jakks Pacific, Inc. $ 45,845   $ 44,069   $ 32,584   $ 18,711  
Earnings per share – basic $ 2.47   $ 2.33   $ 1.72   $ 0.90  
Shares used in earnings per share – basic   18,559     18,897     18,929     20,721  
Earnings per share – diluted $ 1.12   $ 1.03   $ 0.89   $ 0.61  
Shares used in earnings per share – diluted   42,562     45,152     42,737     39,951  
 
   

JAKKS Pacific, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA
For the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2015 and 2014
 
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP measures:
 
This press release and accompanying schedules provide certain
information regarding Adjusted EBITDA, which may
be
considered non-GAAP financial measures under the rules of the
Securities and Exchange Commission. The non-
GAAP financial
measures included in the press release are reconciled to the
corresponding GAAP financial
measures below, as required
under the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding
the use of
non-GAAP financial measures. We define Adjusted
EBITDA as income (loss) from operations before depreciation,
amortization
and adjusted for certain non-recurring charges incurred, primarily
related to reorganization
expenses and certain non-cash
charges for restricted stock compensation expense. Adjusted EBITDA
is not a
recognized financial measure under GAAP, but we
believe that it is useful in measuring our operating
performance.
We believe that the use of the non-GAAP financial measure Adjusted
EBITDA enhances an overall
understanding of the Company’s
past financial performance, and provides useful information to the
investor by
comparing our performance across reporting
periods on a consistent basis and the use of Adjusted EBITDA by
other
comparable companies as a measure of performance.
 
Investors should not consider these measures in isolation or as a
substitute for net income, operating income,
or any other
measure for determining the Company’s operating performance that is
calculated in accordance
with GAAP. In addition, because
these measures are not calculated in accordance with GAAP, they may
not
necessarily be comparable to similarly titled measures
employed by other companies.
 

Three Months Ended September 30,

Nine Months Ended September 30,

2015

 

2014

   

2015

   

2014

(In thousands) (In thousands)
 
Income from operations $ 44,628 $ 43,812 $ 37,421 $ 24,069
 
Depreciation and amortization 7,379 8,633 14,220 16,135
Reorganization charges 1,154
Restricted stock compensation expense   507   358   1,451   997
 
Adjusted EBITDA $ 52,514 $ 52,803 $ 53,092 $ 42,355
 

Contacts

JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
Sara Rosales Montalvo, 424.268.9363
or
Joel
Bennett, 310.455.6210