This excerpt taken from the HAS 10-K filed Mar 9, 2005.
Financial Risk Management
The Company is exposed to market risks attributable to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates primarily as the result of sourcing products priced in U.S. dollars, Hong Kong dollars and Euros while marketing those products in more than twenty currencies. Results of operations may be affected primarily by changes in the value of the U.S. dollar, Hong Kong dollar, Euro, British pound, Canadian dollar and Mexican peso and, to a lesser extent, currencies in Latin American and Asia Pacific countries.
To manage this exposure, the Company has hedged a portion of its estimated foreign currency transactions using forward foreign exchange contracts, and purchased foreign currency options. The Company estimates that a hypothetical immediate 10% depreciation of the U.S. dollar against foreign currencies could result in an approximate $9,800 decrease in the fair value of these instruments.
The Company is also exposed to foreign currency risk with respect to its net cash and cash equivalents or short-term borrowing positions in currencies other than the U.S. dollar. The Company believes, however, that the on-going risk on the net exposure should not be material to its financial condition. In addition, the Company's revenues and costs have been and will likely continue to be affected by changes in foreign currency rates. From time to time, affiliates of the Company may make or receive intercompany loans in currencies other than their functional currency. The Company manages this exposure at the time the loan is made by using foreign exchange contracts. Other than as set forth above, the Company does not hedge foreign currency exposures. The Company reflects all derivatives at their fair value as an asset or liability on the balance sheet. The Company does not speculate in foreign currency exchange contracts.
At December 26, 2004, the Company had fixed rate long-term debt, including current portions and excluding fair value adjustments, of $622,198. At December 26, 2004, the Company had fixed-for-floating interest rate swaps with notional amounts of $150,000. The interest rate swaps are designed to adjust the amount of the Company's debt subject to a fixed interest rate. The interest rate swaps are matched with specific long-term debt issues and are designated and effective as hedges of the change in the fair value of the associated debt. Changes in fair value of these contracts are wholly offset in earnings by changes in the fair value of long-term debt. At December 26, 2004, these contracts had a fair value of $4,624, with $3,981 included in other assets, and the other $643 included in prepaid expenses and other current assets, with corresponding fair value adjustments to increase long-term debt and current portions of long-term debt, respectively. Changes in interest rates affect the fair value of fixed rate debt not hedged by interest rate swap agreements while affecting the earnings and cash flows of the long-term debt hedged by the interest rate swaps. The Company estimates that a hypothetical one percentage point decrease or increase in interest rates would increase or decrease the fair value of this long-term debt by approximately $56,900 or $37,300, respectively. A hypothetical one percentage point change in interest rates would increase or decrease 2005 pretax earnings and cash flows by $1,180 and $751, respectively.