Setting: It is early January 2015. As the chief financial officer of TM Toys Inc., you are evaluating a strategic acquisition of Toy Co. Inc. (the “target”).
Industry Overview: The toys-and-games industry consists of a select group of global players. The $ 60 billion industry (excluding videos) is dominated by two US toymakers: Mattel (Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price) and Hasbro (G. I. Joe, Tonka, Playskool). International players include Japan’s Bandai Co. (Digimon) and Sanrio (Hello Kitty), as well as Denmark’s LEGO Holding. Success in this industry depends on creating cross-culturally appealing brands backed by successful marketing strategies. Toy companies achieve success through scoring the next big hit with their target consumers and unveiling must-have toys. Historically, we have seen significant merger and acquisition activity and consolidation among brands in this industry. Target Company Description: Toy Co. Inc. is a multi brand company that designs and markets a broad range of toys and consumer products. The product categories include: Action Figures, Art Activity Kits, Stationery, Writing Instruments, Water Toys, Sports Activity Toys, Vehicles, Infant/ Pre-School, Plush, Construction Toys, Electronics, Dolls, Dress-Up, Role Play, and Pet Toys and Accessories. The products are sold under various brand names. The target designs, manufactures, and markets a variety of toy products worldwide through sales to retailers and wholesalers, and directly to consumers. Its stock price closed on 12/ 31/ 14 at $ 19.49 per share. Valuation Assignment: Your task is to estimate the intrinsic value of Toy Co. Inc.’ s equity ( on a per share basis) on December 31, 2014, using the enterprise DCF model; this will assist you with determining what per-share offer to make to Toy Co. Inc.’ s shareholders. Treat all of the results and forecasts for the fiscal years ended 2015 to 2019 as projections. Your research on various historical merger and acquisition transactions suggests that comparable toy companies have been acquired at enterprise value/ EBITDA multiples of 10.5* to 11.5*. This is your assumption for a terminal-value exit multiple at the end of the forecast period, 2019. Exhibit P9-13.1 includes the target’s planning period cash flow estimates, and Exhibit P9-13.2 provides market and other data for calculation of WACC for a discount rate.

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