Categories Consumer, Earnings Call Transcripts, Leisure & Entertainment

Hasbro Inc. (HAS) Q4 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

HAS Earnings Call - Final Transcript

Hasbro Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) Q4 2020 earnings call dated Feb. 08, 2021

Corporate Participants:

Debbie Hancock — Senior Vice President – Investor Relations

Brian D. Goldner — Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Deborah M. Thomas — Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Analysts:

Eric Handler — MKM Partners — Analyst

Stephanie Wissink — Jefferies — Analyst

Arpine H. Kocharyan — UBS Securities LLC — Analyst

Dave Beckel — Berenberg Capital Markets — Analyst

Michael Ng — Goldman Sachs — Analyst

Tami Zakaria — J.P. Morgan — Analyst

Fred Wightman — Wolfe Research — Analyst

Devin Brisco — Bank of America — Analyst

Gerrick L. Johnson — BMO Capital Markets (US) — Analyst

Presentation:

Operator

Good morning, and welcome to the Hasbro Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions]

At this time, I’d like to turn the call over to Ms. Debbie Hancock, Senior Vice President of Investor Relations. Please go ahead.

Debbie Hancock — Senior Vice President – Investor Relations

Thank you, and good morning, everyone. Joining me today are Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; and Deb Thomas, Hasbro’s Chief Financial Officer. Today, we will begin with Brian and Deb providing commentary on the company’s performance, then we will take your questions. Our earnings release and presentation slides for today’s call are posted on our investor website.

The press release and presentation include information regarding non-GAAP adjustments and non-GAAP financial measures. Our call today will discuss certain adjusted measures, which exclude these non-GAAP adjustments and will be versus pro forma adjusted 2019 results. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP measures is included in the press release and presentation. Please note that whenever we discuss earnings per share or EPS, we are referring to earnings per diluted share.

Before we begin, I would like to remind you that during this call and the question-and-answer session that follows, members of Hasbro management may make forward-looking statements concerning management’s expectations, goals, objectives and similar matters. There are many factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements. These factors include those set forth in our annual report on Form 10-K, our most recent 10-Q, in today’s press release and in our other public disclosures. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements made today to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this call.

I would now like to introduce Brian Goldner. Brian?

Brian D. Goldner — Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Thank you, Debbie. Good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining us today. The Hasbro team met the distinct and unique challenges of 2020 with tremendous resilience and excellence. They leveraged the breadth of our portfolio, the global footprint of our business and the diverse and amazing talent in our company to lead our organization through the year. I cannot say enough about the quality of the people that I have the honor to work with every day.

As consumers of all ages found themselves at home, they sought ways to connect and find joy. Hasbro is uniquely qualified to meet this need for every demographic. Our brands, toys, games and content are valuable as they bring happiness and enjoyment to so many in this unprecedented global environment.

After a very challenging June quarter, our performance improved in the second half of the year. Throughout the year, we advanced our commercial and retail our programs and supply chain capabilities to meet consumer demand while managing expenses and cash. We grew Hasbro’s operating profit margin and finished the year with $1.45 billion in cash on our balance sheet. We finished 2020 with growth in revenues and adjusted operating profit in the fourth quarter despite tough comparison with the successful theatrical releases a year ago.

The 2020 holiday season was extended starting earlier with strong consumer demand in October and November, but seeing some challenges for key weeks in December. The period then ended with strong point-of-sale growth, and this momentum has continued and accelerated into January. The comparison with Frozen was extremely challenging due to our success in December 2019. If we exclude Frozen from the data, Hasbro’s POS grew 4% for the fourth quarter across the G11. We also gained share and recorded the fastest point-of-sale growth on Amazon in the toy and game market in the U.S. and top European markets during the fourth quarter.

For the full year, we delivered $1.8 billion in gaming revenue, an increase of 15%. Franchise Brands, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY, each had their best year ever. DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS did as well. And classic games like JENGA, Operation and CONNECT 4, to name a few of many, had stellar years. Our gaming business grew in all regions, but Latin America. The result reflects the ability of our supply chain, marketing and commercial teams to pivot and meet the demand of consumers as they change their behaviors at pace.

Gaming has long been a priority investment category for Hasbro. Our brands and our teams lead this market, and we have clear growth plans in both face-to-face and digital gaming for the coming years. You’ll hear more from Chris Cox, President of Wizards of the Coast; and Eric Nyman, Chief Consumer Officer at our virtual investor event on February 25.

To meet the high consumer demand in gaming and other categories, we’ve leveraged our global retail network and investments in new channels. By year end, the team drove more than $1 billion in ecomm revenues and a 40% increase from last year and representing just under 30% of our global revenues. This translated to close to a 10 percentage point increase. Pure-play and omnichannel retailers led this growth, and omnichannel made significant strides to double their ecomm revenue for the year.

Our teams work closely with retailers to expand their online offerings as many added click and collect to their capabilities during the year. With channel support and innovative tailored products, Hasbro also grew revenues with the fan channel last year. We augmented this with our own D2C capabilities, leveraging Hasbro Pulse to create authentic fan experiences. While Pulse is a small but growing piece of our revenue today, it is a unique experience that we’re leveraging for continued growth and unmatched connections with the important fan community.

In addition to our global retail network, our global supply chain capabilities and our evolving geographic manufacturing supplier base were essential to meeting demand. Due to COVID and changing consumer behaviors, we had disruptions from productions and logistics, but the team worked tirelessly to meet the demand and successfully execute the year. We added new ecomm capabilities and identified opportunities to further enhance this going forward. We continue to diversify our manufacturing, reducing our reliance on any one country, ending 2020 with approximately 55% of production in China.

To support new brand development and deeper brand engagement, we onboarded the eOne team and their expansive capabilities and brands and storytelling. While live-action TV and film production were limited much of the year, we made substantial progress developing Hasbro IP for entertainment that we expect will lead to enhanced revenues and earnings power across multiple income streams.

After returning to live-action production in the third quarter, eOne revenues and profit increased versus 2019 for the last quarter of the year as deliveries resumed to our broadcast partners. Over the course of 2020, we completed production on 59 series across scripted and unscripted television and five feature films. With COVID 19 protocols in place, production continues around the world. While the near-term theatrical landscape remains uncertain, we see a path to its return and the opportunities in streaming and linear now and into the future are clear and compelling for both viewership and merchandise.

The combination of Hasbro’s portfolio and eOne’s expertise is unlocking opportunity to expand our brands and launch new ones. This takes time and investment, but we have established a robust and deep slate and a roadmap to drive growth in our business for years to come. Our teams are also on track to launch Hasbro developed, marketed and distributed toy and game lines for the leading preschool brands, PEPPA PIG and PJ MASKS later this year. To further support our portfolio, we have fully integrated our consumer products organizations to drive immersive brand experiences across categories.

With Hasbro’s global retailer reach and brand category expertise as well as retailers and the license consumer product space reopening and operating, we are expanding these brands. This is further enhanced by Hasbro IP like MY LITTLE PONY, which has been reinvented under the eOne family brands’ team leadership and is relaunching later this year. The eOne team will share more on our progress and plans at our event on February 25.

2020 showcased how story and character executed via streaming platforms drives merchandise. Hasbro Star Wars product revenues grew nearly 70% last year despite it being a first year without a theatrical release since 2014. This growth was driven by the strength of the Disney+ global rollout of The Mandalorian. All regions grew versus prior year with the strongest growth in Europe, North America and Australia.

The Child products were a significant driver of the business, including The Child Animatronic Edition, our signature holiday item and the number one item in the plush category in North America and several other markets in the fourth quarter, according to NPD. The success of this line helped Hasbro achieved the number one position in the plush super category across the G11 for 2020.

Even without The Child items, Hasbro’s Star Wars lines grew significantly behind increasing fan engagement globally in Black Series and the Vintage collection, a reemergence of our kids business fueled by Lightsabers and our new vehicle line, Mission Fleet and a resurgence in casual pop-culture fans in Star Wars overall. Hasbro’s commercial and brand teams are executing meaningful global merchandise programs for streaming properties and supporting significant future partner brand initiatives, including with Disney+, Star Wars, Marvel and Disney Princess and Frozen as well as Hasbro-led streaming initiatives for our portfolio from children through adult.

At the center of everything we did last year and in every year is our community of Hasbro employees and stakeholders. 2020 reminded us that living our purpose and values is imperative to continuing our legacy as a responsible corporate citizen. To drive this forward, we recently appointed Kathrin Belliveau, a longstanding Hasbro leader in our CSR practice as our first Chief Purpose Officer. I strongly believe Hasbro has both the opportunity and responsibility to lead as a corporate citizen across all aspects of our business.

As we look to the coming year, we continue to see consumers and retailers turning to our categories and Hasbro. We have amazing new lines coupled with planned increases in theatrical, television and streaming entertainment to drive the business. Investments in innovation and new growth drivers, including digital gaming and entertainment will come to market. We believe we will grow in 2021 as we continue navigating through COVID-19, while leveraging our unparalleled portfolio of brands and capabilities in consumer products, gaming and entertainment.

I’ll now turn the call over to Deb. Deb?

Deborah M. Thomas — Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Thank you, Brian, and good morning, everyone. The Hasbro team did amazing work in 2020 delivering a good year, prioritizing the health and safety of our employees and our communities while navigating retail and supply chain disruptions. The team never lost focus on strengthening an already solid balance sheet while managing the business for profit and cash generation in the near-term and investing for future growth.

On a full year revenue decline of 8%, operating profit declined only 1% and operating profit margin increased 110 basis points to 15.1%. A strong fourth quarter aided this full year result as operating profit margin grew 480 basis points on 4% revenue growth in the final period of the year.

I’m particularly proud of the work we did to manage working capital. Hasbro generated $976 million in operating cash flow last year, ending 2020 with $1.45 billion in cash. We paid part of our term loan earlier than anticipated and reduced $123 million of this long-term debt. We’re progressing in paying down our debt and remain headed toward returning to our targeted 2 to 2.5 times debt-to-EBITDA. We also returned $373 million in quarterly dividends during the year. Combined with today’s notice of the May dividend payment, the board has already declared the first two quarterly payments for this year.

Throughout 2020, our treasury and commercial teams worked hand in hand supporting global retailers as their businesses changed without warning, in some instances to meet rising demand and others to manage shutdowns. DSOs declined 17 days on a pro forma basis to 74, reflecting both strong collections and a geographic shift in customer base to those with shorter terms. Consumer demand and inventory management drove inventory down 11% with lower positions in all regions, led by the U.S. Days sales and inventory were down 38 days year-over-year.

Retail inventory at year end was of good quality and level, increasing slightly in the U.S. as supply continued to improve, while declining in most of the markets. Importantly, retailers were well positioned to meet the strong uptick in demand this January in major markets like the U.S. and Europe. With live-action TV and film production limited, this activity returned during the third quarter. As a result, our full year 2020 cash spend on content was $439 million, slightly below the expected low end. As production has returned and we managed COVID-19 protocols to safely keep them up and running, our cash spend on content across scripted and unscripted live-action, animated TV and film in 2021 is planned to be in the range of $675 million to $750 million.

While managing a rapidly changing business environment, the Hasbro and eOne teams made significant progress toward both the business and financial goals of our integration. Brian spoke to much of the business progress, which contributed to approximately $30 million of cost savings. This is ahead of the plan we shared at Toy Fair last year and puts us well on our way to our goal of $130 million in synergies by the end of 2022. This is just the beginning of unlocking incremental revenue and profit from the acquisition as we further develop existing brands and launch new ones to extend the reach and value of our consumer products, gaming and entertainment initiatives.

Looking at our performance, our fourth quarter revenue and operating profit growth is discussed in our earnings release and presentation today. I will focus my commentary on the full year 2020 and provide an outlook for certain items for 2021. In the U.S. and Canada segment, revenues grew 4% and operating profit increased 30% or 420 basis points due to gains in Franchise Brands led by MAGIC: THE GATHERING and Hasbro Gaming. Operating profit increased on favorable product mix, partially offset by higher freight costs for increased domestic shipments in the U.S. and higher product development and other costs at Wizards of the Coast to support future game launches. At our investor event, Chris Cox will share more details about Wizards’ plans in this area.

International segment revenue and operating profit declined primarily due to declines in Latin America and Asia. European revenues were flat. Hasbro Gaming revenue increased as did MAGIC: THE GATHERING. The International segment operating profit declined as a result of lower revenues, partially offset by lower spending, most notably in advertising and marketing as well as lower royalties.

As we discussed throughout the year, Latin America was challenging. The toy and game market declined, retailers were closed, ecomm is underdeveloped and we reduced our inventory at retail. This impacted 2020 revenue and margins, and we are now better positioned to stabilize the business and drive profit improvement this year.

Entertainment Licensing and Digital segment revenue declined led by entertainment as compared to 2019, which included the Transformers Bumblebee film revenue as well as declines in licensed consumer products. Operating profit increased behind growth in higher margin licensed digital gaming and cost savings.

EOne segment revenue declined from pro forma 2019 due to both lower TV and film revenue from COVID-19-related live-action production and theater shutdowns as well as lower Family Brand revenue from retail disruption. Operating profit for the eOne one segment decreased due to the decline in revenues, partially offset by lower advertising and royalty expense. For Hasbro overall, gross margin, including cost of sales and program amortization, increased 140 basis points. Product mix led by Wizards of the Coast and gaming, resulted in a slightly lower cost of sales as a percentage of revenue. This combined with the reduction in program amortization drove the improvement. To better help you understand the components of cost of sales, we included the 2020 breakdown in our earnings presentation today.

The improvements were partially offset by additional markdowns in Latin America and Asia to reduce inventory levels at retail. For 2021, we anticipate cost of sales to decline as a percentage of revenue, but this is expected to be more than offset by a return to more normal levels of program amortization in the 9% to 10% range. Royalties were down slightly as a percentage of revenue, reflecting mix. We anticipate several theatrical launches in addition to streaming content and innovation across our lines to support our partner brand portfolio. But in 2021, it’s expected to decrease slightly as a percentage of the total.

Advertising in 2020 was lower than historical levels, reflecting both the decision to not advertise during periods when consumers were unable to shop and lower theatrical and entertainment events, which would traditionally have P&A support from eOne. In 2021, we anticipate more normal levels of activity and ad spend to be in the 8% to 9% of revenue range.

Intangible amortization, excluding acquisition amortization for eOne, came in at the forecasted $47 million and is planned to decline to approximately $32 million in the coming year as certain property rights are now fully amortized. For 2020, SD&A totaled 22.8% of revenues, up from 21%. We took aggressive cost saving actions which lowered spending meaningfully, but this overall decline was offset by higher costs, in part resulting from the pandemic, namely in freight and bad debt as well as depreciation and investments at Wizards for gaming development. In 2021, some of this spending will return.

SD&A dollars should increase, but is expected to decrease slightly as a percentage of revenue. We’re closely watching the freight environment, which impacts both cost of sales and SD&A. We’ve been able to meet demand despite challenges in shipping and port congestion, but the cost of doing so is increasing and does not appear to be reversing, at least not in the next few months.

As we pay down debt, including the $300 million note due in May, interest expense should decline to approximately $188 million from $201 million. For 2020, our underlying tax rate absent intangible amortization associated with the eOne acquisition, one-time charges and ordinary discrete items is 21%. The fourth quarter underlying tax rate was 18%, which includes ordinary discrete tax benefits of roughly 6%. The discrete benefit in the quarter was primarily due to tax planning associated with the eOne integration and other ongoing planning. Based on currently enacted tax law, we expect our underlying tax rate for 2021 to be approximately 21% excluding expected further integration charges and the amortization of the eOne acquisition intangible.

As we look ahead, the last year has reinforced the core tenants of Hasbro’s advantage, the value of brands and play of connecting and competing through gaming, the enjoyment from watching and sharing a story and our desire to make everyone’s life better in all that we do. The investments we made to drive these businesses in innovation and digital gaming, talent and development and our entertainment studio and ecomm and our supply chain were instrumental in our ability to operate.

We shared with you today a view to 2021, but it’s important to recognize that we continue to operate through a pandemic where things are at times unpredictable and don’t develop as we expect. We have great confidence in our teams and our brands, our gaming launches and in our entertainment plan for the coming year to grow revenue and earnings. We are looking forward to sharing more about our long-term plans at our investor event on February 25.

And Brian and I are now happy to take your questions.

Questions and Answers:

Operator

Thank you. [Operator Instructions] And our first question is coming from the line of Eric Handler with MKM Partners. Please proceed with your questions.

Eric Handler — MKM Partners — Analyst

Good morning, and thanks for the question. I wonder if you could talk a bit about your Marvel business. With Disney+ we’re now getting five or six different TV shows this year, hopefully in the back end of the year there will be another five or so feature films. But as you look at the combination of TV plus film, seems like this is almost a year round business. How are you sort of planning for this? And will you be fully taking advantage of all the TV content?

Brian D. Goldner — Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Exactly. Well, Eric, you’re absolutely right, Marvel has been a perennial strength in the portfolio. The teams have been working on major innovation and product. And yes, we will be taking advantage of and partnership with all the work Disney has done to put certain content on the streaming platform on Disney+, I hope you saw some of the trailers last night in the big game and then also the theatrical launches.

What’s really great is that we have hit a tipping point that we had believed would occur around this time where enough people are watching a streamed show over a given period where we’re able to eventize that effort and then get our retailers onboard for major merchandising promotions and linear footage in-store as well as actually more importantly the e-commerce play between a content to commerce with short form content leading to purchases and all kinds of virtual feature shop.

So yes, Marvel has been a perennial strength. The business held up very well last year, although we didn’t see growth. And we believe that we have the opportunity. If you look at a business like Star Wars where we’ve benefited from just stream content. It’s been the business that’s the size of the business back to a day when we had theatrical and yet we have no theatrical and has grown substantially behind The Mandalorian. And it’s not just The Child, we have dozens of other products for black series, the kids business is up, our vehicle business behind Mission Fleet is up. If we look at our own experience with Transformers: War for Cybertron, which is our animated series on Netflix dedicated to more of the older kid in the fan community, it’s driven that business in a major way with Transformers results quite strong, POS good and really linking all of that to our ecomm and omnichannel effort. So yes, we have a major play this year and we’re very excited about the combination of stream content as well as film content.

Eric Handler — MKM Partners — Analyst

Great. And just one follow-up. MAGIC: THE GATHERING mobile game launch got pushed into 2021, you made note of that last quarter. Wondering at what point we might be able to see this game? Is that a first half of the year then?

Brian D. Goldner — Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Yeah. So we’ve — it’s actually on a like a pre-release access on Android now and it will go to a full launch just a bit later this year, and the iOS format will also launch. So yes, it’s in 2021 and it’s a number of months from now and the team is well on its way to create the formatting and it’s very playable and people really like the game. So we’re really excited about getting to the broader audience frankly in gaming that are playing mobile versus playing on their PCs.

Eric Handler — MKM Partners — Analyst

Thank you.

Operator

Our next question comes from the line of Steph Wissink with Jefferies. Please proceed with your questions.

Stephanie Wissink — Jefferies — Analyst

Thank you. Good morning, everyone. We have a two part question related to eOne. Brian, maybe this is best for you, and then Deb definitely jump in as well. But we’re trying to understand a little bit about the backlog. So with the business up in the fourth quarter, it sounds like off to a decent start for the year. How much of the committed programming that you had planned to do in ’20 can you recoup in 2021? And then related, as you in-house the PEPPA and PJ MASKS business, can you just help us think through the mechanics of the graveyarding of your existing licensees and the rollout of your product in the channel? As we get to the fourth quarter, what’s the proportionality, what percentage of the product on shelf will be Hasbro at that point versus what will be your legacy licensees? Thank you.

Brian D. Goldner — Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Yeah, great. So as we look at the business of the PEPPA and PJ, and then I’ll let Deb talk a bit about first question. On PEPPA and PJ, the teams have marketed and developed product lines. They work hand in glove with the eOne team that led the creative on PEPPA and PJ. We’re in the ninth season on PEPPA. It is the most watched YouTube show for preschoolers. We have the show distributed. Everywhere a new content coming that lines up really well with the product line.

For PJ, we’re in the fourth season. We’re already developing and we’ll have the fifth season. And again, a really robust product line. Order of magnitude for both of those, Steph, we’re probably looking at 50, 5-0, developed products for each PEPPA and PJ that will come in the fourth quarter. But it’s really important to note, there are a lot of categories that our licensees also create in that product line — in those product lines that are really valuable and bring new play and play experiences to kids consumers fans all around the world. And so they’ll continue to be licensees on those businesses. In fact, the combined consumer products team between eOne and Hasbro are building even more robust consumer products programs given that Hasbro has much bigger global footprint than some of our core toy and game licensees have had over time.

So we are really looking at this financially. We get the benefit of bringing in and in-housing major parts of but not the entirety of the license business for PEPPA and PJ. We are then driving the retail connectivity to enable our consumer products licensees to do even a better job as we go around the world. We’ve seen those smaller license-type product shops with kids apparel and backpacks and back-to-school and bedding and footwear reopening, because remember, not all the product is just sold at the essential stores or the hypermarkets or the omnichannel mass market stores in this category around the world. And so the reopening is also a help.

Last point I’d make is, over the fourth quarter, we’d seen some great results for both brands, and particularly for PJ. Coming out of the holiday, our licensees were able to work with more reopened stores. We’ve seen great takeaway for both brands, and PJ is coming out quite strongly, so as PEPPA. And we feel very good then about the financial opportunity over the years to build a very robust PJ and PEPPA business, but even more importantly, to have a much bigger foothold in a category where Hasbro bidding compete as broadly in preschool. And so the team is also working on, we’ll talk more about it, new properties and new IP that they will also launch using their immense expertise and storytelling.

And Deb, you want to deal with the first one?

Deborah M. Thomas — Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Sure. Thanks, Brian, and good morning, Steph. Yeah, as we think about the carry-forward from what has been going on at eOne, as we know, animation could continue and was largely uninterrupted with maybe some hiccups as we first all went remote to try to get things up and running where they could, but animation has largely been able to continue. So you’re actually seeing that and what we’ve been progressing to date so far. So it really is that live-action, film and TV. And as we got into the end of the third quarter, we started to be able to get the productions up and running in most markets. And that’s why, indeed, we saw growth in Entertainment One in the fourth quarter. And we are on track to get that done.

If we look at the full year content spend that we’re projecting for 2021, just a very small percent of that relates to the 2020 carryover, but we expect to be able to finish and deliver that production in 2020. But we’ve gotten the question in the past, does that mean you’re going to have to spend twice as much. A lot of it has moved forward and a lot of it comes on during the year. A lot of it’s unscripted, Brian talked about all the progress that’s being made on other brands, but there is also progress being made on other production as well. So we do expect that we’ll be able to finish that ongoing programming in 2021 and deliver it.

Brian D. Goldner — Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Yeah. Steph, the only thing I would add, just to frame out for you, our expectation for 2021 for eOne. We fully expect that given the way the team has developed new IP, the way they are working on Hasbro IP, the receptivity to new world-class branded IP and eOne’s historical strength, we probably could look at revenues this year certainly revenues growth from eOne and probably commensurate with what we saw back in 2019 for that business. So some real good growth that we expect and increasingly mix shifting into Hasbro IP over time, beginning with unscripted where it’s easier to produce, followed by some theatricals and scripted television.

Stephanie Wissink — Jefferies — Analyst

Great. Thank you very much.

Operator

Our next question is from the line of Arpine any Kocharyan with UBS. Please proceed with your question.

Arpine H. Kocharyan — UBS Securities LLC — Analyst

Thank you, and good morning. I know you gave different components to build to operating margin. But in terms of sort of eOne growth and incremental toy business that you’re bringing under Hasbro under brands like PEPPA PIG and PJ MASKS in your underlying toy growth, could you help us understand what is a reasonable range of operating margin we should be thinking for this year versus 2020?

Deborah M. Thomas — Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Certainly, certainly. So — and Brian, it’s a good a follow-up. So thanks for that. It was perfect from the last question because in the near-term when you think about just the entertainment component of what we’ve brought in, there is some pressure on profit, because if you think about all the costs that we’re incurring ourselves in businesses with COVID-19 protocols and everything else to keep people up and safe and do things the right way, there is some cost pressure in the near-term. We see that profitability expanding over time, but in the near-term that is going to add some cost pressure.

And as we get up and ready to launch in the latter half of the year, our product around PJ and PEPPA, we’ve got a — there is additional tooling expense and things like that that ramp up. And we want to make it really successful as well as advertising around those brands now they are such terrific brands as they are and that continued relationship we’re having with licensees.

So we see that profitability in the near-term being impacted a bit by some of these initial costs. But over time certainly growing into a range of what you would expect to see on the toy and game and sourcing side from the more traditional Hasbro business over the past and we see that entertainment profitability growing over time as well. Once we’re able to incorporate some of these costs, and as Brian said earlier, actually incorporate the Hasbro IP because that helps to make it even more profitable over time.

Arpine H. Kocharyan — UBS Securities LLC — Analyst

Okay. That’s helpful. In terms of breakdown of entertainment and licensing revenue this quarter and perhaps you could share your views on 2021 as well, understandably you have Bumblebee comps, but there is a whole lot going on in that line item. Maybe you could parse out the drivers of what drove growth and what was offset in terms of decline for the quarter? And while we are at it, could you comment on MTG Arena and what do you expect to see from that business this year? Thank you.

Brian D. Goldner — Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Sure. If you look at consumer products and that category, licensing and digital, our digital gaming business was up quite considerably during that period. Digital gaming playing was up for global gamers over the year as you know is a tailwind and we’re seeing a lot of new third-party games that are being quite successful. We also see some perennial games, like YAHTZEE With Buddies! that continues to perform at a very high level from Scopely. So that’s a category that has done quite well.

We’ve talked about before that in consumer products, the closure of a lot of the smaller retailers over a period during 2020 where you are selling children’s apparel or other types of children’s products clearly put a challenge against those revenues in the short-term, but we’re seeing those retailers reopening. And as I indicated, in the fourth quarter, we’re starting to see some momentum back into those businesses as well as in the toy business that are being sold there as well as at major mass market retailers.

So consumer products we believe has an opportunity for growth as we go forward, as we add more Hasbro IP. Certainly in 2021, we are building an event around the new MY LITTLE PONY animated feature film, which we’re all very excited about. That should be a very robust program both for Hasbro-developed product as well as consumer products. And we kind of march forward from — we’ll march forward from there.

Deb, I don’t know if you want to comment further about the profit profile?

Deborah M. Thomas — Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Yeah. The only other thing I would add is, as you think about the digital games coming out under Wizards of the Coast brand, so we’ve had arena in the past. Brian mentioned earlier, we’ve got a few games launching this year, a few digital gaming launches this year. Those carry a bit of initial depreciation around them that we wouldn’t have — we wouldn’t have seen as much of that this year, because we’ve been working on it, we’ve capitalized those costs. We’ll give some more color on that on the 25th at our Investor Day to try to size that out from everyone. But from a profitability standpoint, as Brian said, as those retailers that handle our license business come up and running, that’s a fairly high profit margin business. And as they are able to get back on their feet and get back out there, that and digital gaming, we see that impacting profitability favorably as we move forward.

Arpine H. Kocharyan — UBS Securities LLC — Analyst

Thank you.

Operator

The next question is from the line of David Beckel with Berenberg Capital Markets. Please proceed with your questions.

Dave Beckel — Berenberg Capital Markets — Analyst

Great. Thanks for the question. I have two. First one for Brian. I was hoping you could comment a bit. I know you’re probably low to give specific guidance here, but just on the outlook for the toy industry this year given sort of the idiosyncratic nature of what took place last year, clearly extremely strong growth through retail channels, e-commerce picking up. I was hoping you could sort of frame what you expect for the industry as a whole this year? And also maybe put some context around your expectation for growth, which is pretty broad-based for Hasbro as the year unfolds? And then I have a follow-up. Thanks.

Brian D. Goldner — Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Sure. Yeah. So look, I think you saw some very robust growth from the toy industry in 2020. And I think that NPD and other sources are kind of re-evaluating what they think growth should look like for 2021. There has been some more modest expectations presented by some of the third-parties. Our belief is that we should be able to grow in line or ahead of the toy industry numbers for the year 2021 for a number of reasons. We have great innovations. If I look at the way we finished the year where we had great product, we didn’t have product rolled out everywhere. But if you take the U.S. business, for example, in the fourth quarter, it grew 16% with 30% growth in Franchise Brands. Every one of our Franchise Brands was up with the exception of MY LITTLE PONY, and we’ve already talked about how we’re re-staging that this year. We saw double-digit growth for all our Franchise Brands except for Transformers.

So we really exit the year in a major market where we had all the inventory where NERF was growing and other brands were growing. We’ve entered 2021, Dave, and through January, our POS is up nearly 30%, 28%. And so, again, it’s not a holiday side sales, but it is — that growth in POS, the consumer demand continues around games category and toy and game categories. Many of the categories that we’re selling last year we’re selling again this year.

At the tail end of last year, we were out of stock in certain games. I mean, we just couldn’t keep Operation Pet Scan in stock. We couldn’t keep The Child, the pop-it product in stock and some MONOPOLY products in stock. So we are again getting back into inventory, but seeing very robust growth. And for that reason, because of our innovation, because of our ecomm capabilities and clearly seeing ecomm running way ahead of brick and mortar, I mean our ecomm POS in the full year last year was up 33% and in the fourth quarter was up 19%.

So brand for brand, I think we’ll grow ahead of industry in toy and game. I think consumer products over time should grow faster as we mix shift into more Hasbro IP. The margin expands as we get more from Wizards of the Coast. And also, as digital gaming goes beyond those early days where we do have depreciation and marketing expense for launching those games, they start to become more profitable over time. And then of course, eOne is enabling us to create profitable entertainment versus where Hasbro was historically, where entertainment was somewhat of a marketing expense and we viewed the sales of products as the reward for the investments in the entertainment.

So I would say that’s how the year we look at setting up. And really think of it as three very clear business units, all with different profit and revenue profiles between consumer products with toy and game, our Wizards business with digital and our entertainment business obviously led by eOne.

Dave Beckel — Berenberg Capital Markets — Analyst

That’s super helpful. Thank you. And one for Deb. Operating cash flow obviously significantly outperformed your sort of medium term guidance. It sounds like at least some of that was due to delay of production costs. But I’m wondering if you can help us think about how your learnings, particularly as it relates to working capital, this year might translate into higher operating cash flow expectations going forward, if you agree with that statement? Thanks.

Deborah M. Thomas — Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Sure. Well, we — I have to say, and I said it earlier in my prepared remarks, I’m just so proud and impressed what our team was able to do with working capital. I mean, I think you had every single employee at Hasbro rallied around let’s keep the balance sheet strong and collect as much cash as we can. I don’t anticipate us being able to have that kind of a working capital benefit again in 2021. But as we see each piece of our business performing, we do expect that our operating cash flow can average about $600 million to $750 million in the near-term following some place within that range as we are investing more in launch cost and investing a bit more in content than what we talked about in the past, but also we’re able to get things out there and get revenue from it as well. And we see that moving over time back to levels that we saw certainly in 2020. But in the near-term, we expect our operating cash flow to be in the $600 million to $750 million range.

Dave Beckel — Berenberg Capital Markets — Analyst

Great. Thanks so much.

Operator

The next question is from the line of Michael Ng with Goldman Sachs. Please proceed with your questions.

Michael Ng — Goldman Sachs — Analyst

Hey, good morning. Thank you very much for the question. My first question is just on eOne and the toy sales. My understanding is that historically those toy sales were accounted for as net royalty revenue. As Hasbro brings these licenses in, I think that Hasbro account for that in wholesale toy revenue. Is that the correct way to think about it? And if so, how big could that revenue uplift be on a like-for-like business — like-for-like basis, appreciating that this doesn’t include any potential synergies from executing those toy licenses better? Thank you.

Deborah M. Thomas — Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Sure. Well, let me deal with the mechanics, and I’ll let Brian talk to the growth opportunity. So you are 100% correct. You would have seen that coming in as royalty revenue in the past. There will be some cost against that, but mostly it would flow through and impact the gross margin. When you see it coming in to the Hasbro revenue, it will come in like wholesale revenue, like the rest of our business and we’ll have additional cost of sales applied against it. So the gross margin will look a bit different than it would if it was pure royalty revenue coming through, and we’ll have some additional costs. In the near-term, from a profitability standpoint, as we’ve invested in the start-up launch costs and start-up tooling and things like that, you’re going to see profitability, not be that far off, but not to that growth potential that it has in the future as we drive revenue growth in the brands.

Brian, do you want to talk about the revenue growth opportunity?

Brian D. Goldner — Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Yeah. Thank you, Deb. I appreciate it. So as we look at the business, Mike, there is a several fold elements that we’re really bringing to bear here. Number one, we’re actually — because we are behind these products now and we’re developing bespoke Hasbro product lines that are expansive, as I mentioned, dozens of new items, very well received already by global retailers and an expectation of great distribution and support. Our consumer products program will actually expand. We’ll have some of our core licensees who are doing certain parts of our toy business expand into other categories that they are quite expert in. We’ll have our other parts of our consumer products business expand as well as the geographic footprint now that we have a team that’s married up between Hasbro experts and historical eOne experts and some new blood as well, I think we get a much more robust consumer product program.

We’re also seeing incredible new eOne content. As Deb mentioned, the animation had continued over the COVID period. We’re able to produce animation at distance. And so you’re going to see a lot of new content that is really engaging for our audience where the PEPPA PIG is a top viewed show on almost every format, including YouTube. And they’re bringing bespoke new content that ties directly to the play patterns that are being expressed in our products as well as our consumer products.

And over time beyond the holiday, this holiday period, we will have Hasbro product in the market for this holiday period as well as new consumer products that will come in for the fall. So both of those things happen. It will add considerable revenues as an opportunity. The opportunity of course is to go beyond that a few folds and then several folds. And really one of the pieces of our opportunity that we saw from the very beginning as we began to talk to eOne was a growth in preschool, particularly around character and story. And Hasbro has the opportunity to be a major player in the preschool arena around a great storytelling, great character and great innovation tied all together, and we’re seeing that.

And then in addition, eOne has also been fully in development and has great support for some new IP that I won’t talk about now, I’ll let them talk about later, where we’ll have new IP from these storytellers in the preschool lifestyle space and that should grow our presence across the dimensions I’ve just discussed as we go forward.

Michael Ng — Goldman Sachs — Analyst

Great. Thank you, Brian and Deb for all that detail. It’s really helpful.

Operator

The next question comes from the line of Tami Zakaria with J.P. Morgan. Please proceed with your questions.

Tami Zakaria — J.P. Morgan — Analyst

Hi. Thank you so much for taking my questions. So my first question is around eOne. I think media, you mentioned, eOne could generate revenues in the 2019 range is saw before COVID happened. So I think, correct me if I’m wrong, but I think at the time in 2019, media TV-related revenues from eOne were about $1 billion excluding the family brands. So is sort of — is that the right benchmark to think about in terms of revenues for eOne in 2021?

Brian D. Goldner — Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

So yeah, I think that you’re probably looking at — if you took all of eOne into 2019, it was about $1.2 billion. And you’re right, there is a Family Brand component. But we say, as we look at the total eOne effort, including Family Brands as well as their — because what they get for content in Family Brands as well as what they’re able to deliver in television and film. We think that $1.2 billion is a pretty good marker for — from 2019 to be compared with what we expect we could achieve for 2021.

Tami Zakaria — J.P. Morgan — Analyst

Got it. So that’s including the Family Brands revenue as well? Correct. Remember, Family Brands’ revenue comes in at a couple of different places. One is, we get paid for the content. So that is expressed within eOne’s revenues. We then are taking onboard some of the toy lines. Those toy line revenues will get expressed within the consumer products or toy and game part of the business as they become toy lines for the company. But yeah, there is an eOne revenue. Deb, do you want to comment?

Deborah M. Thomas — Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Yeah. I just wanted to point out, Tami, it was actually in today’s press release, we did have the pro forma breakdown for 2019 if that might be helpful to refer back to. I think it’s on the very last page. You might not have quite gotten there.

Tami Zakaria — J.P. Morgan — Analyst

Got it. Thank you.

Deborah M. Thomas — Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

It was a long release.

Tami Zakaria — J.P. Morgan — Analyst

Got it. Thank you so much. And then my second question is, I think the guidance buckets — the margin buckets you provided in the call, it seems like EBITDA may see some slight deleverage in 2021. So can you help us unpack that and comment on how much of that is actually transitory related to COVID and other stuff and you might actually get back in 2022?

Deborah M. Thomas — Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Yeah. I think we’re going to give some more color to all the different components of EBITDA. But as we look at adjusted, we did say we expect revenue and earnings to grow on an adjusted basis in 2021 from 2020 levels. And there are some components that as we continue to invest in digital gaming for the long-term and the revenues that that can bring with us, we’ll see depreciation, but we also see ongoing product development costs associated with that. Ongoing product development with respect to creating innovative placings that Brian talked about where we think the consumer product toy and game business will be for 2021 in comparison to the market. So we see ongoing cost with that. But on a top and bottom line basis, we do expect growth in 2021 from 2020. And we’ll get into some more of the detail components that we haven’t talked about today in our meeting on the 25th.

Tami Zakaria — J.P. Morgan — Analyst

Got it. Super helpful. Thank you so much.

Operator

Our next question is from the line of Fred Wightman with Wolfe Research. Please proceed with your questions.

Fred Wightman — Wolfe Research — Analyst

Hey guys. Good morning. You called out some challenges during key weeks in December in the prepared remarks, I’m wondering if you could just touch on what exactly happened and whether that’s corrected as we head into the first quarter?

Brian D. Goldner — Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Sure. Really it was just an interesting observation as we look at the holiday. We probably had a more intense longer holiday than we’ve had in prior years because of course the holiday kicked off in October, as we all discussed around third quarter earnings. And there was a ton of promotion and lots of toy orientation, toy and game orientation during that time and our POS was incredibly strong in October, November and even into December.

As we got into just two weeks right before December, and I’ve seen this expressed in other consumer products categories as well, there was a bit of a pause that we saw in some of our businesses. I think that it had a bit to do with my read some of the macro experts talking on the economic side. The consumer waiting to see if there were some additional checks and support that was going to be coming during that period of time. We saw frankly a dwindling down of some inventories around some of our brands during that time for a few of our key games like I talked about The Child products and MONOPOLY and also in Bop It, Operation and some other brands where our fill rates did fall during those couple of weeks as we were really right ahead of Christmas.

And on NERF, we’ve seen great growth in NERF. NERF was up in the U.S. and NERF was up on the fourth quarter and for the full year in the U.S. But we didn’t have enough product to make NERF grow everywhere. We expect NERF to grow in 2021 because we’ve seen the compilation of all of the NERF initiatives. But again, I just think there were a few places where we had a bit of tempering. A little bit in the consumer and then a little bit few of our product categories. Not a lot, but a few.

Then if you take the comp during that time, most importantly, the comp during that time, our POS was slightly down. If you exclude Frozen, remember a year ago, we told you, Frozen was the largest headwind for the fourth quarter for Hasbro up against an incredible success in 2019. If you took Frozen out, our POS actually goes up to mid-single-digits and growth globally during the fourth quarter. So that’s just again in that period of time. So that’s why we just described that.

Then what happened is, Christmas week was very strong. Weeks following Christmas have been incredibly strong. And in January, we’re actually seeing an acceleration. I think as people get gift cards and as people who weren’t together for the holidays had sent presents and other gifting gift cards and other formats, we’re just seeing an immense amount of consumption of Hasbro brands and products. Lots of strong launches coming as we move our way through the first quarter. So that’s why I say it’s a broader longer holiday season. And clearly given COVID and openings and closures, it just — it demand some additional description.

Fred Wightman — Wolfe Research — Analyst

That makes sense. And then just quickly on the eOne synergies. I think you guys called out $30 million last year. The number that we had previously was $35 million to $40 million by the end of ’21. So was it just the pull forward of cost savings or is there actually some incremental upside to that $130 million target that you guys have talked about in the past?

Deborah M. Thomas — Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Yeah, I think we — we look at that $130 million target by the end of 2022, and still, that’s our target right now, but we were able to accelerate some of the cost savings into 2020 just because we are all working remotely. I think we could get some of the things done a little bit faster. I mean, like Brian mentioned earlier, we will fully integrate our consumer products licensing teams. However, there is still some other groups that we haven’t been able to fully integrate that we’re working on, we just — it was not in our original timing. But two-thirds of that was actually coming from product in-sourcing. So that training hasn’t really changed yet. We’re beginning in-source our product for this fall, for this holiday season. So we’ll have a better insight to whether to grow that number or not as we progress through 2021, but it was a bit of an acceleration.

Brian D. Goldner — Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Yeah. But if you look at 2021 then we’re going to have as much sizable number than your expectation of $30 million in 2021. That wasn’t — that’s not our expectation for 2021. It’s far bigger than that, because again, the in-sourcing begins for the 20 game products. And we’ll size that for you probably a bit more in our investor call.

Fred Wightman — Wolfe Research — Analyst

Great. Thank you.

Operator

Thank you. The next question is from the line of Devin Brisco with Bank of America. Please proceed with your questions.

Devin Brisco — Bank of America — Analyst

Thanks for taking my question. Just another one on eOne. Across the industry, both early and later, TV and film windows are increasingly being monetized in consolidated on DTC platforms. As more Hasbro IP begins to make its way to the eOne content engine, how are you thinking about the various distribution channels and windowing strategies that you can utilize in order to sort of optimize your return on investment for both film and TV ultimates and the consumer piece as this trend continues?

Brian D. Goldner — Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Yeah. Well, look, we’ve said all along that we thought we were entering an era that would be right for opportunity for us as we came together with eOne, and we’re seeing that. Clearly, as many studios have also launched their streaming platforms, they need great content and they’re using their own brands and IP to service their own streaming platforms, which leads a lot of world-class streamers and other platforms open for business and looking for world-class IP from people like or companies like Hasbro. Anyone is expert at developing IP for a global group of broadcasters and streamers, linear and terrestrial.

So we see a real opportunity that marries directly to the fact that we have the broadest portfolio in our business. We have brands that stretch from kids and fans and family certainly, but we also have brands that stretch into great adult gaming and lifestyle gaming. So we’re busy developing DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS across number of dimensions. We’ll have future iterations of Transformers in a number of different places. We have new creative stewardship that we’ll great new storytelling in POWER RANGERS and several other big Hasbro IP areas.

I’m going let the team talk more about that later this month. But we see the opportunity to go through multiple windows. We still see the opportunity to have a theatrical followed by a stream window or a simultaneous window between streaming and a theatrical, a shorter theatrical window. I think a lot of the nomenclature and conversation around all of those windows are shifting and changing as we speak. And our team is expert at ensuring that around the world we’ll get the opportunity to eventize our properties and programming with streamers and theatrically and then move through the waterfall of opportunities of windows so that we’re able to maximize the return on the entertainment investment, while also driving ubiquity for the story and character and the play patterns that will be reflected in the consumer products and the gaming that we’re executing in support of those initiatives.

Devin Brisco — Bank of America — Analyst

Great. Could you provide an update on where production stands today relative to normalized levels? And how we should think about the cadence of the $675 to $750 million in cash content spend for 2021?

Deborah M. Thomas — Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Sure. Well, we’re working in production now in most territories, actually all territories were up and running. Some things may get delayed depending on what’s happening on the site, but everything is up and running now. One of the things that’s really important to remember, I’m glad you asked about cadence, because you think about before the world changed in March of last year, we actually had a great hit in 1917 from eOne. So that really drove a big impact to the first quarter of last year when you kind of think about the theatrical still being open.

So now as we look at the cadence, we see it progressing throughout the year. And as you know, I know Devin, the entertainment and revenue recognition could be a little, I use my favorite accounting term, Brian laughed at me when I say this, a little lumpier than what you might see in the traditional toy and game business. So we just look at the fourth quarter when eOne was able to get up and get into production and have to those deliveries being made they were able to grow revenue. So we see that with an impact in the near-term because of something like 1917 and theatrical distribution. But as Brian said, we’re excited about being able to take advantage of theatrical as well as streaming by providing this great content over time.

Devin Brisco — Bank of America — Analyst

Thank you.

Operator

Our next question is from the line of Gerrick Johnson with BMO Capital Markets. Please proceed with your questions.

Gerrick L. Johnson — BMO Capital Markets (US) — Analyst

Hey, good morning. You know I like going last, so thank you very much. How many questions do I get, Brian?

Deborah M. Thomas — Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

I wouldn’t be sure that you are last, Gerrick, and good morning.

Gerrick L. Johnson — BMO Capital Markets (US) — Analyst

Okay. I have got quite a few. I’ll see how brief I can be here. First, just the outlook for 2021 for the toy industry, David asked that before. I don’t think you gave an answer for the industry itself. So how about like in two numbers, international and — or actually worldwide and U.S.?

Brian D. Goldner — Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Well, look, I think that number is shifting around. We saw an early number from NPD that frankly we didn’t understand as well and we’re hoping that they’ll clarify things. According to my team, they’re working on going back and re-looking at that number because they thought it was a bit too low. And I think they’re kind of reconsidering given what we’re already seeing in the January window and the fact that consumers are continuing to be very interested in the toy and game industry. So that’s why I didn’t give you a number because I’m kind of waiting for the combination of NPD and Euromonitor to re-evaluate where they think the market is.

What I will tell you is, we believe we can grow our toy business over time in line with or ahead of the industry because of our capabilities. The fact that we’ve built such robust capabilities in income and content and storytelling and innovation and that to be the orchestration between all the different operating elements that we should be able to be in line or better than the industry. And I’ve also said that over time we believe that should be in a tough year low, but in a good year mid-single-digits in growth.

Gerrick L. Johnson — BMO Capital Markets (US) — Analyst

So what was the NPD number that was put out earlier that you’re not sure was correct?

Brian D. Goldner — Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

I’m not going to lie. I need to let them comment because I’m not sure whether they published it out or it was out to subscribers, but they were having conversations with my team about some early estimates that the team felt they should go back and re-evaluate. And I think they are given the fact that we’re seeing such robust growth early in the year, I think they are considering or reconsidering what they might put out as a projection for the full year.

Gerrick L. Johnson — BMO Capital Markets (US) — Analyst

All right. And regardless of what they say, what do you think? What are you planning for this year? And again, in January, I don’t know if that extrapolate January all the way through because this is a very easy comp and a lot of gift cards. So what are you planning for ’21?

Brian D. Goldner — Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Look, I said, we think in a year where we have great innovation and we have the unlock, we expect to grow our toy and game business this year and we believe we’ll be…

Gerrick L. Johnson — BMO Capital Markets (US) — Analyst

This year?

Brian D. Goldner — Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

This year, and we believe we’ll be in line with or ahead of the industry depending on where they land. But again, I’ve said around mid-single-digits is in a good robust year is where we should be able to deliver toys and games growth.

Gerrick L. Johnson — BMO Capital Markets (US) — Analyst

Okay. Okay, fair enough. Moving on now to entertainment, but third-party entertainment product you do for others. I have 10 movies baked into my model for your year in 2021. Not sure how many else are going to happen. I have $300 million plus in incremental revenue from those 10 movies. So I’d like to know what movies do you think will actually happen? There’s some big ones like Snake Eyes, Spider-Man, Venom, Micronauts, Cruella, Shang-Chi, Raya, Ghostbusters. What’s happening this year? Do you know what’s going to happen or does anyone know what’s going to happen in movies this year?

Brian D. Goldner — Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Well, look, I think that the big consideration — it’s not surprising to hear, the big considerations will be what happens particularly during the first half of the year. And I think that people feel there will be an inflection point some time summer or fall where more moviegoers will be back in the theaters. Having said that, we’re working in partnership with our partners at Disney. They’re actively looking at all the windowing.

I think we’ve started to see like last night hopefully on that football game, you saw the trailer for Raya and the Last Dragon. I think it was great and we’re very excited about that. In May, a movie, Black Widow, we’ll be supporting. Ghostbusters comes June. We’ve got Venom later in June. Shang-Chi is right now scheduled for July. We’ve got our own MY LITTLE PONY movie coming in the September window. Snake Eyes is slated for October. And then you have Eternals and Spider-Man that will be in the fourth quarter. And the team is actively working on a regular basis. Some of those may be more shorter theatrical windows. We talked about the fact that that’s what — that works, particularly work for its — on a premeditated basis where the strategy can be put out up and front and we can work with our retailers.

And then, Gerrick, I’ll also mention that there’s a lot of streaming content that will be coming that we also feel has a great opportunity, particularly we were talking earlier just about the robust nature of the Marvel brands and business. And so Raya is also a streamed piece of content that will come in March 1 division. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, that was a great trailer. And then you have a couple of different new Star Wars initiatives coming for streaming in the back half of 2021.

So the team is around all of that. They have been building great innovative products for full exploitation there as well as for Hasbro IP like MY LITTLE PONY and for Snake Eyes. And we just constantly are working in partnership with our studio brethren to ensure that we understand the way they want to execute their programs. And frankly, we’re doing the exact same thing with MY LITTLE PONY and with Snake Eyes. We want to make sure we’re maximizing the opportunity given where we believe audiences will be at that point in the year. And I think at that — at this point, I’m getting the high sign that we need to wrap things up. Maybe there’s one last question you might have.

Gerrick L. Johnson — BMO Capital Markets (US) — Analyst

Okay. Hopefully, we can see those movies into theaters. I’m particularly looking forward to Micronauts, as you know. Okay. If I have one more, let me go back to something Steph and Mike both asked on PEPPA and PJ. What’s the synergy on an annual run rate? Let’s talk like ’22 or something like that. What those brands in-house, what kind of synergies to the bottom line can you get from bringing those two in-house?

Deborah M. Thomas — Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

So we said that we expect $130 million of synergies, which include bringing PEPPA and PJ in-house as well or two-thirds of our cost synergies were made up from product in-sourcing. That of course doesn’t impact the opportunity that we see from a revenue side as we create more innovative product and drive revenue around other consumer product streams around that, but that is — that number does include PEPPA and PJ.

Gerrick L. Johnson — BMO Capital Markets (US) — Analyst

Okay, okay. All right. Thanks, guys. Talk to you later. Thank you.

Deborah M. Thomas — Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Thanks.

Brian D. Goldner — Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Yeah.

Operator

I will now turn the call back to Debbie Hancock for closing comments.

Debbie Hancock — Senior Vice President – Investor Relations

Thank you, Robin. Thank you, everyone. We appreciate everyone joining the call today. The replay will be available on our website in approximately two hours. Additionally, management’s prepared remarks will be posted on our website following this call. We hope you’ll be able to join us on February 25 for our virtual investor event. Thank you.

Operator

[Operator Closing Remarks]

Disclaimer

This transcript is produced by AlphaStreet, Inc. While we strive to produce the best transcripts, it may contain misspellings and other inaccuracies. This transcript is provided as is without express or implied warranties of any kind. As with all our articles, AlphaStreet, Inc. does not assume any responsibility for your use of this content, and we strongly encourage you to do your own research, including listening to the call yourself and reading the company’s SEC filings. Neither the information nor any opinion expressed in this transcript constitutes a solicitation of the purchase or sale of securities or commodities. Any opinion expressed in the transcript does not necessarily reflect the views of AlphaStreet, Inc.

© COPYRIGHT 2021, AlphaStreet, Inc. All rights reserved. Any reproduction, redistribution or retransmission is expressly prohibited.

Most Popular

Charles Schwab Corp. (SCHW) Q3 earnings beat estimates amid 87% revenue growth

Financial services company The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW) on Friday reported strong revenue and earnings growth for the third quarter. The numbers also beat Wall Street's forecast. Third-quarter revenues

GS Earnings: All you need to know about Goldman Sachs’ Q3 2021 earnings results

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS) reported third quarter 2021 earnings results today. Revenues increased 26% year-over-year to $13.61 billion. Net earnings applicable to common shareholders increased 63% YoY

PNC Financial Services (PNC) Q3 Earnings: Key financials and quarterly highlights

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) reported third-quarter 2021 earnings results today. Revenues were up 21% year-over-year to $5.1 billion compared to the previous year.  Net income attributable

Add Comment
Loading...
Cancel
Viewing Highlight
Loading...
Highlight
Close
Top