QUOTE AND NEWS
The Times of India  Apr 11  Comment 
CHMT) (EURONEXT: CHMT) announces the expansion of the Low Free (LF) MDI polyurethane elastomers production capacity at its Latina, Italy facility.
Benzinga  Mar 31  Comment 
LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: LF), a developer of educational entertainment for children, agreed in early February to sell itself to Vtech Holdings Ltd (ADR) (OTC: VTKLY) for $1.00 per share. LeapFrog received another offer from L&M...
Reuters  Mar 30  Comment 
* Leapfrog board of directors reaffirms support of merger with vtech; no superior proposals have been made or are pending
Benzinga  Mar 28  Comment 
LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: LF) announced in early February it received a proposal from VTech Holdings to acquire all of its outstanding stock for $1.00 per share. LeapFrog disclosed in a new regulatory filing it has received a proposal...
Reuters  Mar 25  Comment 
* Co had received proposal from l&m acquisitions inc to acquire all outstanding shares of co through tender offer, second-step merger for $1.10 per share in cash
CNNMoney.com  Feb 8  Comment 
Gong Xi Fa Cai!
MarketWatch  Feb 8  Comment 
VTech Holdings Ltd.  said it agreed to acquire struggling educational toy maker LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. for about $72 million in cash, capping an end to a former powerhouse in the toy industry.
Benzinga  Feb 5  Comment 
Shares of LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: LF) gained more than 70 percent on Friday after the company agreed to sell itself to VTech Holdings Ltd (ADR) (OTC: VTKLY). LeapFrog is a developer of educational entertainment for children while...




 

Headquartered in California, LeapFrog Enterprises (LF) is a leading provider of technology-based learning products and proprietary content.


Business and Financials

The company designs and develops educational products, as well as related interactive software and content, under multiple product platforms, including the LeapFrog, LeapPad, Leapster, and Quantum Leap brands. The company's product lines include (1) learning platforms (affordable hardware devices), (2) educational software-based content (interactive books and cartridges), and (3) stand-alone educational products. The products are sold through national, regional, and specialty retailers in the U.S. and are distributed in over 25 countries worldwide. In addition to home use, LeapFrog also develops instructional materials for classroom use through its SchoolHouse division.


LeapFrog operates in three business segments: (1) U.S. Consumer, (2) International, and (3) Education and Training. In the U.S. Consumer segment, the company markets and sells its products directly to national and regional mass-market and specialty retailers as well as to other retail stores through sales representatives. In the International division, the company sells its products outside the U.S. directly to retailers and through various distribution and strategic arrangements. The Education and Training division is focused on the pre-kindergarten through 8th grade school market in the United States and sells directly to educational institutions, teacher supply stores, and educational product catalogs. In 2006, the U.S. Consumer segment accounted for 70% of the company's net sales. The International segment and SchoolHouse division (the Education and Training segment) accounted for 23% and 7% of net sales, respectively.

LeapFrog's (LF) second-quarter net loss was $20.6 million, or 32 cents per share, compared with a year-earlier loss of $28 million, or 44 cents per share. Sales rose 22% to $68.3 million, boosted by the Tag reading system and gaming systems Leapster2 and Didj





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