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How Mattel Performed during the Second Quarter of 2016

Gabriel Kane - Author

Nov. 20 2020, Updated 1:39 p.m. ET

Price movement

Mattel (MAT) has a market cap of $11.2 billion. It rose by 1.4% to close at $32.83 per share on July 20, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and YTD (year-to-date) price movements were -1.2%, 1.3%, and 23.9%, respectively, on the same day.

MAT is trading 2.9% above its 20-day moving average, 4.1% above its 50-day moving average, and 14.6% above its 200-day moving average.

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Related ETFs and peers

The ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (SDOG) invests 2.2% of its holdings in Mattel. The ETF tracks an equal-weighted index of the five highest-yielding S&P 500 securities in each sector. The YTD price movement of SDOG was 19.4% on July 20, 2016.

By comparison, the WisdomTree Dividend Ex-Financials ETF (DTN) invests 2.0% of its holdings in Mattel. The ETF tracks an index selected and weighted by dividends that exclude financial firms.

The market caps of Mattel’s competitors are as follows:

  • Walt Disney (DIS): $159.6 billion
  • Hasbro (HAS): $10.1 billion

Performance of Mattel in 2Q16

Mattel reported 2Q16 net sales of $957.3 million, a decline of 3.1% compared to net sales of $988.2 million in 2Q15. Gross sales of Mattel Girls & Boys and American Girl brands fell by 8.0% and 19.1%, respectively.

Gross sales of Fisher-Price and Construction and Arts & Crafts brands rose by 2.8% and 11.6%, respectively, in 2Q16 compared to 2Q15. The company’s gross profit margin fell by 5.4% in 2Q16 compared to the prior year period.

Its net income and EPS (earnings per share) fell to -$19.1 million and -$0.06, respectively, in 2Q16 compared to -$11.4 million and -$0.03, respectively, in 2Q15. It reported adjusted EPS of -$0.02 in 2Q16 compared to $0.01 in 2Q15.

Mattel’s cash and cash equivalents and inventories rose by 5.8% and 4.5%, respectively, in 2Q16 compared to 2Q15. Its current ratio and long-term debt-to-equity ratio fell to 1.7x and 0.77x, respectively, in 2Q16 compared to 2.6x and 0.81x, respectively, in 2Q15.

Quarterly dividend

Mattel has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.38 per share on its common stock. The dividend will be paid on September 16, 2016, to shareholders of record on August 23, 2016.

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