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Why I Like Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS)

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Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) is a stock with outstanding fundamental characteristics. When we build an investment case, we need to look at the stock with a holistic perspective. In the case of HAS, it is a highly-regarded dividend-paying company that has been able to sustain great financial health over the past. Below, I've touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, take a look at the report on Hasbro here.

Adequate balance sheet average dividend payer

HAS is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. HAS's has produced operating cash levels of 0.35x total debt over the past year, which implies that HAS's management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings.

NasdaqGS:HAS Historical Debt, July 24th 2019

HAS dishes out decent dividend payments over time, beating the low-risk savings rate, which is what investors expect when they take on the risk of investing in the stock market. That said, please remember that dividend yields are a function of stock prices and corporate profits, both of which can be volatile.

NasdaqGS:HAS Historical Dividend Yield, July 24th 2019

Next Steps:

For Hasbro, I've compiled three relevant factors you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for HAS’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for HAS’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has HAS's returns been like over the past? Go into more detail in the past track record analysis and take a look at the free visual representations of our analysis for more clarity.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of HAS? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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