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Mattel Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2015 Financial Results And Declares Quarterly Dividend
Feb 01, 2016

Fourth Quarter Highlights [1]<br>- Worldwide gross sales up 3% in constant currency, and down 4% as reported.<br>- Barbie worldwide gross sales up 8% in constant currency, and 1% as reported; Fisher-Price worldwide gross sales up 13% in constant currency, and 8% as reported; Hot Wheels worldwide gross sales up 28% in constant currency, and 18% as reported.<br>- Adjusted operating income of $310.5 million, compared to $265.1 million in the prior year, and reported operating income of $294.1 million, compared to $237.0 million in the prior year, up 59% in constant currency, and 24% as reported.<br>- Adjusted earnings per share of $0.67, compared to $0.49 in the prior year (including discrete tax items in both periods), and reported earnings per share of $0.63, compared to $0.44 in the prior year. Adjusted and reported earnings per share reflect the negative impact from changes in currency exchange rates of $0.18.<br>Full Year Highlights [1]<br>- Worldwide gross sales up 1% in constant currency, and down 6% as reported.<br>- Barbie worldwide gross sales down 1% in constant currency, and 10% as reported; Fisher-Price worldwide gross sales up 7% in constant currency, and 1% as reported; Hot Wheels worldwide gross sales up 22% in constant currency, and 11% as reported.<br>- Adjusted operating income of $640.3 million, compared to $765.3 million in the prior year and reported operating income of $540.9 million, compared to $653.7 million in the prior year, up 9% in constant currency, and down 17% as reported.<br>- Adjusted 2015 earnings per share of $1.31, compared to prior year earnings per share of $1.71 (including discrete tax items in both periods), and reported 2015 earnings per share of $1.08, compared to prior year earnings per share of $1.45. Adjusted and reported earnings per share reflect the negative impact from changes in currency exchange rates of $0.41.<br>Capital Deployment<br>- Board declared a 2016 first quarter cash dividend of $0.38 per share, which is flat compared to the first quarter of 2015.

Mattel And Disney Consumer Products Announce Renewed Agreement For Disney*Pixar's Cars Franchise
Jan 27, 2016

Disney*Pixar's Cars 3 Is Scheduled to Hit Theatres June 16, 2017

Mattel Announces Upcoming Events
Jan 12, 2016
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. , Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mattel, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAT) today announced that it plans to release its fourth quarter and year-end financial results for the 2015 fiscal year on Monday, February 1, 2016 at approximately 4:05 p.m. Eastern time .  Following this, Christopher
American Girl's 2016 Girl Of The Year™ Dives Into Adventure And Helps Girls See Life Through A New Lens
Jan 01, 2016

-- Collaboration with World Wildlife Fund&#174; to Help Protect Animals and Their Habitats--

American Girl Brings Girls And Their Families Together For A Holiday Season Filled With Kindness And Generosity
Nov 09, 2015
MIDDLETON, Wis. , Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --   In an effort to bring more joy and friendship to thousands of girls and their families in need this holiday season, American Girl, a premium brand for girls and subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. ( NASDAQ : MAT), is launching several new charitable programs
American Girl® Debuts New Digital Content For Girls, About Girls, And Starring Girls
Nov 05, 2015

-Innovative Programs Reflect the Creativity, Interests, and Diversity of Girls Today-

Mattel Reports Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results And Declares Quarterly Dividend
Oct 15, 2015

Third Quarter Highlights [1]<br>- Worldwide gross sales down 3% in constant currency and down 11% as reported.<br>- Global retail sales continue to outpace shipping, and were down 1% in the quarter, up 1% year-to-date[2].<br>- Adjusted operating income of $321.6 million, compared to adjusted operating income of $434.5 million in the third quarter of 2014 and reported operating income of $300.8 million, compared to reported operating income of $409.5 million in the third quarter of 2014, down 7% in constant currency and down 27% as reported.<br>- Adjusted earnings per share of $0.71, compared to prior year adjusted earnings per share of $0.98 and reported earnings per share of $0.66, compared to prior year earnings per share of $0.97. Adjusted and reported earnings per share reflect the negative impact from changes in currency exchange rates of $0.20.<br>- Board declared 2015 fourth quarter cash dividend of $0.38 per share, which is flat compared to the fourth quarter of 2014.

The New IQ: Fisher-Price International Study Reveals Today's Moms Highly Focused On Developing Their Child's Character As Much As Intelligence
Sep 24, 2015

Moms Across The World Differ Significantly on When They Feel Their Child's Development Truly Begins, However Universally Agree What's Most Important for Development is Love

Mattel Announces Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results Conference Call
Sep 24, 2015
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. , Sept. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Mattel, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAT) today announced that it plans to release its third quarter 2015 financial results on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at approximately 4:05 p.m. Eastern time . Following this, the company will host a conference call and
Mattel Enhances Leadership Team to Drive Creativity, Innovation and Growth
Sep 21, 2015

Company adds proven leaders across brand strategy, content creation, entertainment, finance, media and talent development

American Girl Helps Spark Mother-Daughter Conversations With "The Care & Keeping Of Us"
Sep 08, 2015

--New Advice Collection Written by Bestselling Author & Pediatrician Dr. Cara Natterson--

American Girl® Brings The Nifty '50s To Life With New BeForever Character Maryellen Larkin!
Aug 27, 2015

--Top-Requested 1950s Doll Connects Girls, Moms, and Grandmas--

Calling All Girls! American Girl® Announces Nationwide Casting Call With Creative Platform Tongal
Aug 10, 2015

-- Girls Invited to Audition to Play Popular American Girl Characters in New Short Films --<br>-- Winning Girls to Receive $10,000 in Prize Money --

Mattel Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results And Declares Quarterly Dividend
Jul 16, 2015

Second Quarter Highlights<br>- Worldwide gross sales[1] up 1% in constant currency[1], and reported worldwide gross sales down 6%, reflecting the impact from changes in currency exchange rates<br>- Worldwide net sales flat in constant currency[1], and reported worldwide net sales down 7%, reflecting the impact from changes in currency exchange rates<br>- North American Region[2] gross sales down 2% in constant currency and International Region gross sales up 5% in constant currency; and reported North American Region gross sales down 3% and International Region gross sales down 10%<br>- Adjusted operating income[1] of $23.0 million compared to adjusted operating income[1] of $38.1 million in the second quarter of 2014, and reported operating income of $0.6 million compared to reported operating income of $1.0 million in the second quarter of 2014<br>- Adjusted earnings per share[1] of $0.01 vs. prior year adjusted earnings per share[1] of $0.05, and reported loss per share of $0.03 compared to prior year reported earnings per share of $0.08<br>Capital Deployment<br>- Board declared 2015 third quarter cash dividend of $0.38 per share, which is flat compared to the third quarter of 2014

American Girl Opens Its Doors for the First Time in Mexico with El Palacio De Hierro
Jul 02, 2015
New Boutiques Open July 4 th at El Palacio de Hierro Department Stores in Interlomas and Perisur. Grand Opening Events to Benefit Mexico's Make-A-Wish Foundation . MIDDLETON, Wis. --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- American Girl, a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT), is pleased to announce the grand opening
American Girl's 2015 Girl of the Year® "Whips" up Fun in All-New Movie
Jun 18, 2015
An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success MIDDLETON, Wis. --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This summer, American Girl's 2015 Girl of the Year Grace Thomas™ takes her story from page to screen in An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success , an inspiring feature-length movie from Universal Pictures Home
Mattel Announces Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results Conference Call
Jun 17, 2015
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mattel, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAT) today announced that it plans to release its second quarter 2015 financial results on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at approximately 4:05 p.m. Eastern time . Following this, the company will host a conference call and webcast at 5:00 p.m.
American Girl® Partners with Williams-Sonoma® on Exclusive Line of Branded Bakeware and Culinary Classes for Girls
Jun 02, 2015
New Products Debut at Williams-Sonoma and American Girl This Fall MIDDLETON, Wis. --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- American Girl, a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT), today announced a partnership with Williams-Sonoma , the premier specialty retailer of cookware and home furnishings in the United States .
American Girl Unveils Truly Me™ Doll Line and Helps Girls Explore and Discover Who They Truly Are
May 21, 2015
—New, Exclusive Content and Innovative Retail Experience Encourages Self-Expression— MIDDLETON, Wis. --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Starting today, girls will have the opportunity to explore and discover their own unique styles and interests with Truly Me , American Girl's newly-rebranded line of contemporary
Mattel Appoints Joseph Johnson as Corporate Controller
May 04, 2015
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced the appointment of Joseph B. Johnson as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller, effective immediately. Mr. Johnson , age 52, joins Mattel from Chiquita Brands International, Inc.
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