Mattel, Inc. (MAT) - NASDAQ
  • Wed, Jul. 20, 4:15 PM
    • Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) reported sales in North America rose 3%% in Q2, while international sales were down 4% (-1% in constant currency).
    • Sales growth by brands: Mattel Girls & Boys Brands -8%, Fisher-Price +3%, American Girl Brands -19%, Construction and Arts & Crafts +12%.
    • Barbie stood out during the quarter with sales up 23% Y/Y.
    • Mattel's gross profit as a percentage of sales during the quarter fell 260 bps to 45.3%. A higher cost of sales during the quarter factored in.
    • The company says it's "broadly" on track with prior guidance.
    • MAT+3.87% AH to $34.10.
    | Wed, Jul. 20, 4:15 PM | 1 Comment
  • Wed, Jul. 20, 4:08 PM
    • Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) declares $0.38/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 4.63%
    • Payable Sept. 16; for shareholders of record Aug. 23; ex-div Aug. 19.
    | Wed, Jul. 20, 4:08 PM
  • Wed, Jul. 20, 4:07 PM
    • Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT): Q2 EPS of -$0.02 beats by $0.03.
    • Revenue of $957.3M (-3.1% Y/Y) beats by $20.72M.
    • Shares +1.52%.
    • Press Release
    | Wed, Jul. 20, 4:07 PM
  • Tue, Jul. 19, 5:35 PM
  • Tue, Jul. 19, 8:51 AM
    • Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) will take over the Jurassic Park toy license from Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS) in July of 2017. The strong move by the company is aimed at boosting sales for the boys business. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
    • Hasbro reported a sharp in Jurassic-related sales in Q2. The drop was largely expected due to the comparison to last year when a Jurassic movie was released. The next Jurassic movie is scheduled for 2018.
    • Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner brought up the loss of the license on yesterday's post-earnings conference call (transcript). "We’ll no longer handle Jurassic Park because we were unable to arrive at a mutually beneficial financial arrangement on that brand," he noted.
    • The Jurassic franchise is owned by Universal (NASDAQ:CMCSA).
    | Tue, Jul. 19, 8:51 AM
  • Mon, Jul. 18, 12:41 PM
    • Like it or not the huge success of Pokémon Go is likely to unleash a huge pop in mobile games designed around augmented reality.
    • There is already an online petition asking for a similar Harry Potter Go game to be designed and many more mainstream characters are sure to start showing up in games linked to the cameras on smartphones and tablets.
    • Companies stocked with an arsenal of appealing characters that could be brought into augmented reality games include Disney (NYSE:DIS), Time Warner (NYSE:TWX), Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT), and Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS). Movie studios (LGF, SNE, VIA, VIAB) could also benefit as AR games tied around plot lines from old movies are developed (The Godfather, Star Wars, Blade Runner, Hunger Games, etc.) and used to promote new features.
    • Many retailers and restaurant chains have already been active in trying to latch on to the Pokémon Go buzz (see What's McDonald's doing inside the Pokémon code?), while GameStop (NYSE:GME) thinks it has an angle on the collectibles and accessories side. As the retail sector works out the science of in-game marketing opportunities, even more opportunities could arise.
    • Technology firms with a stake in augmented reality include Google (GOOGL, GOOG) , Himax (NASDAQ:HIMX), Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA), and Intel (NASDAQ:INTC).
    • Nintendo ADRs (OTCPK:NTDOY) are up 8.6% today and have doubled in value during the week following Pokémon Go's introduction.
    | Mon, Jul. 18, 12:41 PM | 55 Comments
  • Mon, Jul. 11, 9:32 AM
    • Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) and DC Comics are partnering together on a six-book comic story arc that could have big implications, according to Bloomberg's Matt Townsend.
    • The crossover will see He-Man and the Masters of the Universe join the ThunderCats world. The first issue is due in October.
    • DC Comics is a publishing unit of DC Entertainment which is owned by Warner Brothers (NYSE:TWX).
    • DC Comics blog post
    | Mon, Jul. 11, 9:32 AM | 11 Comments
  • Fri, Jul. 1, 8:56 AM
    • June monthly performance was: -1.51%
    • AUM of $357M
    • 52-week performance vs. the S&P 500 is: -6%
    • No dividends were paid in June
    • Top 10 Holdings as of 3/31/2016: Apple Inc (AAPL): 1.99548%, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd ADR (TEVA): 1.87105%, Newell Brands Inc (NWL): 1.84351%, Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD): 1.73578%, Sky PLC (OTCQX:BSYBF): 1.71062%, CGI Group Inc Class A (GIB): 1.69257%, Mattel Inc (MAT): 1.67955%, Amcor Ltd (OTC:AMCRF): 1.61314%, WH Group Ltd (OTC:WHGRF): 1.57211%, Dollar General Corp (DG): 1.52508%
    | Fri, Jul. 1, 8:56 AM | 1 Comment
  • Thu, Jun. 2, 8:44 AM
    • May monthly performance was: +1.09%
    • AUM of $357M
    • 52-week performance vs. the S&P 500 is: -6%
    • No dividends were paid in May
    • Top 10 Holdings as of 3/31/2016: Apple Inc (AAPL): 2.0%, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd ADR (TEVA): 1.87%, Newell Brands Inc (NWL): 1.84%, Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD): 1.74%, Sky PLC (OTCQX:BSYBF): 1.71%, CGI Group Inc Class A (GIB): 1.69%, Mattel Inc (MAT): 1.68%, Amcor Ltd (OTC:AMCRF): 1.61%, WH Group Ltd (OTC:WHGRF): 1.57%, Dollar General Corp (DG): 1.53%
    | Thu, Jun. 2, 8:44 AM
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  • Wed, Apr. 20, 5:37 PM
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    | Wed, Apr. 20, 5:37 PM
  • Wed, Apr. 20, 4:25 PM
    • Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) reported sales in North America fell 2% in Q1, while international sales were down 11% (-1% in constant currency).
    • Sales growth by brands: Mattel Girls & Boys Brands -13 %, Fisher-Price +3%, American Girl Brands -12%, Construction and Arts & Crafts +62%.
    • Wheels toys recorded positive growth during the quarter, while Barbie stayed in negative territory.
    • Mattel's gross profit as a percentage of sales during the quarter fell 410 bps to 44.7% off the sales deleverage.
    • The company says it's still on track to deliver full-year results in line with its outlook.
    • Mattel earnings release (.pdf)
    • MAT -6.48% AH to $30.90.
    | Wed, Apr. 20, 4:25 PM | 3 Comments
  • Wed, Apr. 20, 4:24 PM
    • Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) declares $0.38/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 4.6%
    • Payable June 10; for shareholders of record May 19; ex-div May 17.
    | Wed, Apr. 20, 4:24 PM
  • Wed, Apr. 20, 4:08 PM
    • Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT): Q1 EPS of -$0.13 misses by $0.06.
    • Revenue of $869.4M (-5.8% Y/Y) beats by $8.32M.
    • Shares +1.50%.
    • Press Release
    | Wed, Apr. 20, 4:08 PM
  • Tue, Apr. 19, 5:35 PM
  • Wed, Apr. 6, 7:17 AM
    • Stifel Nicolaus reduces its rating on Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) to Hold after having shares of the toy company set at Buy. The investment firm cites concerns over valuation.
    • Mattel is down 1.21% in premarket trading to $32.68 vs. a 52-week trading range of $19.44 to $34.75.
    • Now read Even With Earnings Growth, Mattel's Upside Is Limited 
    | Wed, Apr. 6, 7:17 AM | 2 Comments
Company Description
Mattel, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets a broad variety of toy products. It operates through three segments: North America, International and American Girl. The North America segment markets and sells toys in the U.S. and Canada through the Mattel Girls & Boys Brands and Fisher-Price... More
Industry: Toys & Games
Country: United States