JAKKS Pacific® Reports Second Quarter Results For 2012

JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK) reported results for the Company’s second quarter ended June 30, 2012.

Net sales for the second quarter of 2012 were $145.4 million, up from $131.9 million reported in the comparable period in 2011. Reported net income for the second quarter was $0.2 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, which includes $1.7 million of pre-tax charges, or $0.05 per diluted share, related to financial and legal advisory fees and expenses associated with the unsolicited indication of interest and activist shareholder activities. This compares to net income of $4.2 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, reported in the comparable period in 2011, which included $0.9 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, of financial and legal advisory fees and expenses. Excluding the legal and financial advising fees, second quarter earnings would have totaled $1.6 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, compared to $4.9 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, in 2011. The Company agreed to modify the payment terms of the THQ settlement agreement resulting in a deferral of $2.0 million of income, or $0.06 per diluted share, from the second quarter to $1.0 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, to each of the third and fourth quarters of 2012.

Net sales for the six months ending June 30, 2012, were $218.8 million compared to $204.3 million in 2011. The net loss reported for the six month period was $15.8 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, which included $3.1 million of pre-tax charges, or $0.09 per diluted share, of financial and legal advisory fees and expenses. This compares to a net loss for the first six months of 2011 of $6.3 million, or $0.23 per diluted share which included $1.2 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, of financial and legal advisory fees and expenses. Excluding the financial and legal advisory fees and expenses, the six month loss would have totaled $13.5 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, compared to a loss of $5.6 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, in 2011. The first six months of 2012 was impacted by the deferral of the THQ income as noted above.

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