$MAT (Mattel, Inc.)

$MAT {{ '2016-07-20T23:16:36+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

California-based company $MAT said it made good progress against its cost reduction goals in 2Q16. The company is pleased with the strength of its licensing partnerships, exemplified by recent announcements with Universal on Fast & Furious and The Jurassic World franchise. These will provide opportunities to accelerate growth in 2017 and beyond.

$MAT {{ '2017-06-15T11:21:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MAT unveiled its strategic growth plan during the company's Investor Day event in New York City. CEO Margo Georgiadis and members of the management team presented the strategic plan, a roadmap for achieving growth, as well as the company's medium-term financial framework.

$MAT {{ '2017-06-14T12:55:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MAT has signed an agreement to form a joint venture with Chinese conglomerate Fosun Group to launch a network of unique learning and play clubs for children and families across China. Through the partnership, Mattel intends to combine its expertise in ‘childhood learning and development through play’ with Fosun's vast experience in the field.

$MAT {{ '2017-06-13T10:54:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MAT announced that Ynon Kreiz has been elected to serve on its Board of Directors, effective June 13, 2017. He most recently served as Chairman and CEO of multi-channel network Maker Studios.

$MAT {{ '2017-04-20T22:17:55+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MAT said that GM for 1Q17 was influenced by additional obsolescence expense, reduced supply chain fixed cost absorption due to lower sales, and lower licensing revenue in ForEx. Looking at mix, the impact of mix was slightly negative YoY.

$MAT {{ '2017-04-20T20:44:05+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$MAT Mattel, Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q1 2017 highlights

$MAT {{ '2017-04-20T20:41:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MAT BoD declared 2Q17 cash dividend of $0.38 per share. The dividend will be payable on June 9, 2017 to stockholders of record on May 19, 2017.

$MAT {{ '2017-04-20T20:39:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MAT's North America sales declined 23% to $424MM in 1Q17. Internationally, sales in Europe fell 10% to 174MM; sales in Latin America were down 1% to $59.6MM; and sales in Asia Pacific were up 17% to $77.9MM.

$MAT {{ '2017-04-20T20:30:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Barbie doll-maker $MAT posted lower sales and wider losses in 1Q17, hurt by retail inventory overhang coming out of the holiday period. Net sales fell 15% YoY to $735.6MM. Net loss was $113.2MM, or $0.33 per share, compared to $73MM, or $0.21 per share last year. Excluding items, net loss was $0.32 per share.

$MAT {{ '2017-02-14T16:35:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MAT announced a new strategic partnership with $BABA. Leveraging $MAT's iconic brands and expertise in play as well as $BABA's wealth of data and insights into the Chinese consumer base, the expanded partnership aims to re-shape the way parents in China think about play.

$MAT {{ '2017-02-14T15:33:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MAT enters into a new strategic partnership with $BABA, according to which $MA will begin marketing and selling to China via $BABA's B2C marketplace Tmall.com. Both the companies will begin product development immediately, with initial availability planned for mid-2017.

$MAT {{ '2017-01-26T15:57:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MAT's net sales in the North American region for 4Q16 decreased by 7% as reported and in constant currency, versus the previous year quarter. In the International region, net sales decreased by 10% as reported and slid by 2% in constant currency.

$MAT {{ '2017-01-26T15:55:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MAT's BoD declared a 1Q17 cash dividend of $0.38 per share, which is flat compared to 1Q16. The dividend will be payable on March 3, 2017 to stockholders of record on Feb. 16, 2017.

$MAT {{ '2017-01-26T15:53:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MAT reported a 19% drop in 4Q16 earnings due to a significant U.S. toy category slowdown in the holiday period and increased forex headwinds. Net income fell to $173.8MM or $0.50 per share from $215.2MM or $0.63 per share last year. Net sales dropped to $1.83Bil from $2Bil. Adjusted EPS decreased to $0.52 from $0.65.

$MAT {{ '2017-01-17T13:44:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MAT announced Margaret H. Georgiadis as Chief Executive Officer, effective Feb. 8, 2017. Georgiadis will also join the company's BoD. She succeeds Christopher A. Sinclair as CEO. Sinclair will now serve as the Executive Chairman.

$MAT {{ '2016-10-19T22:26:41+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MAT said it has been quite aggressive for the last year and a half, building up its e-commerce capabilities. The company has hired some people in that arena. $MAT continues to invest heavily with its brick and mortar customers and the company feels balanced about its investments in e-commerce and brick and mortar capabilities.

$MAT {{ '2016-10-19T22:13:17+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MAT said that on the gross margin impact to ForEx, the negative impact of ForEx on the YoverY GM rate was about 130 BP for 3Q16. This impact was significantly less than what was seen in 1H16.

$MAT {{ '2016-10-19T21:43:45+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$MAT Mattel Earnings AlphaGraph: Q3 2016 Highlights

$MAT {{ '2016-10-19T21:42:07+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In 3Q16, $MAT issued $350MM of long-term debt, which will be used to repay $300MM or long-term debt maturing in Nov. CapEx was up marginally, as the company invest in incremental Diecast capacity, to support growth in its Hot Wheels business and labor saving automation technologies.

$MAT {{ '2016-10-19T21:28:18+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Geographically, $MAT performed well in emerging markets like Russia and China in 3Q16. Barbie continues to exceed the company's expectations, with gross sales in constant currency up 17%. Hot Wheels also performed well, with gross sales in constant currency up 3% in 3Q16.

$MAT {{ '2016-10-19T20:46:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MAT declared 4Q16 cash dividend of $0.38 per share, payable on Dec. 9, 2016 to stockholders of record on Nov. 22, 2016.

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