Toymaker Hasbro ( HAS ) managed a fivefold increase in first-quarter profit, helped by the weak dollar and a 14% sales gain in its games business.

The company's profit grew to $6.3 million, or 3 cents a share, on revenue of $474.2 million, vs. $1.2 million, or 1 cent a share, on sales of $461.8 million a year ago.

Analysts were expecting net income of $5.97 million, or 3 cents a share, on revenue of $480.4 million, according to Thomson First Call.

Revenue in its games business rose 14% to $127.6 million for the quarter, while sales at its U.S. toys segment edged higher to $152.4 million.

International revenue rose 3% to $180.7 million, reflecting a $21.0 million positive impact from foreign exchange.

Gross profit actually slipped to $287.53 million, as Hasbro's advertising and research and development costs rose from the year-ago period.

The Pawtucket, R.I.-based company known for its Playskool, Tonka and Milton Bradley brands said most of its financial improvement will come in the second half of the year.