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JAKKS Pacific, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results And Revises 2013 Guidance

JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK) reported results for the Company’s second quarter ended June 30, 2013.

Net sales for the second quarter of 2013 were $106.2 million compared to net sales of $145.4 million reported in the comparable period in 2012. The reported net loss for the second quarter was $46.9 million, or $2.14 per diluted share, which included charges for license minimum guarantee shortfalls of $14.1 million and inventory impairment of $12.2 million. This compares to net income of $0.2 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, reported in the comparable period in 2012, which included $1.7 million, or $0.5 per diluted share, of legal and financial advisory fees and expenses related to the 2011 unsolicited indication of interest.

Net sales for the six months ending June 30, 2013, were $184.3 million compared to $218.8 million in 2012. The net loss reported for the six month period was $74.4 million, or $3.40 per diluted share, which includes $0.8 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, of pre-tax financial and legal advisory fees and expenses relating to the 2011 unsolicited indication of interest, and charges for license minimum guarantee shortfalls of $14.4 million and inventory impairment of $14.9 million. This compares to a net loss for the first six months of 2012 of $15.8 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, which included $3.1 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, of pre-tax financial and legal advisory fees and expenses.

Stephen Berman, President and CEO of JAKKS Pacific, stated, “We are disappointed that JAKKS has not met its second quarter target and will not achieve its full year 2013 forecast. Sales for the second quarter were significantly below expectations due to a variety of factors. Several retailers, both in the United States and in Europe, are struggling and have substantially decreased their orders. In addition, the poor performance of several of our key properties, including Monsuno and the Winx Club, also contributed to the decline, along with unusually cool weather that affected seasonal toy sales leading to more aggressive markdowns at retail as shelves are cleared for back-to-school products. We also believe the decline in sales reflects the continuing change in play patterns of children of all ages, who continue to rely more and more on smart devices for their fun and entertainment. As previously announced, this shift in play patterns has caused companies like JAKKS to evolve to meet the changing demands of its consumers with technologically enhanced product offerings.”

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