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Mattel Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

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Mattel Reports Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results – Declares Third Quarter Dividend and Increases Share Repurchase Program

Second Quarter Highlights

Capital Deployment

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- July 17, 2013 -- Mattel, Inc. (MAT) today reported 2013 second quarter financial results. For the quarter, the Company reported net income of $73.3 million, or $0.21 per share, compared to last year's second quarter net income of $96.2 million, or $0.28 per share.

"Overall, our underlying performance in the first half of the year is consistent with our long-term financial goals for sales and operating profit growth," said Bryan G. Stockton, Mattel Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "While we delivered another quarter of sales growth and strong gross margins, lower profits in the second quarter reflect an asset impairment charge and strategic investments made to support consistent future growth. As we look to the second half of the year and the all-important holiday season, we are excited by the innovative product, entertainment and retail programs planned and we remain focused on leveraging our industry leading portfolio of strong brands, countries and customers."

Financial Overview

For the quarter, net sales were $1.17 billion, up 1% compared to last year, with no impact from changes in currency exchange rates. On a regional basis, second quarter gross sales decreased 2% in the North American Region, which consists of the U.S., Canada and American Girl, with no impact from changes in currency exchange rates. In the International Region, gross sales increased 4%, with no impact from changes in currency exchange rates. Operating income for the quarter was $94.8 million, compared to prior year's operating income for the quarter of $131.4 million.

The Company's debt-to-total-capital ratio was 36.7%. For the first half of the year, the Company's cash and equivalents declined by approximately $513 million, compared with a decline of approximately $997 million in last year's first half.

For the first half of the year, cash flows used for operating activities were approximately $286 million, an increase of $224 million compared to approximately $62 million of cash flows used for operating activities in the first half of 2012. The increase is primarily due to higher working capital usage. Cash flows used for investing activities were approximately $132 million, a decrease of $683 million driven primarily by the prior year acquisition of HIT Entertainment. Cash flows used for financing and other activities were approximately $95 million, a decrease of $25 million, compared to approximately $120 million in 2012, primarily due to net proceeds received from the issuance of long-term debt, partially offset by repayments of long-term debt and higher share repurchases.

Capital Deployment

The Company announced today that its Board of Directors declared a third quarter cash dividend of $0.36 per share on the Company's common stock. The dividend will be payable on September 20, 2013, to stockholders of record on August 28, 2013. The dividend is the third of four quarterly dividends the Company expects to pay this year, reflecting an annualized dividend of $1.44 per share, which represents a 16% increase to last year's total dividends. During the second quarter of 2013, the Company repurchased 2.7 million shares of its common stock at a cost of approximately $119 million. Additionally, the Stock Repurchase Program was increased by $500 million.

Sales by Brand

Mattel Girls and Boys Brands

For the second quarter, worldwide gross sales for Mattel Girls & Boys Brands were $792.4 million, up 1% versus the prior year. Worldwide gross sales for the Barbie brand were down 12%. Worldwide gross sales for Other Girls brands were up 23%, primarily driven by Monster High®. Worldwide gross sales for the Wheels category, which includes the Hot Wheels, Matchbox® and Tyco R/C® brands, were down 6%. Worldwide gross sales for the Entertainment business, which includes Radica® and Games, were flat versus the prior year.

Fisher-Price Brands

Second quarter worldwide gross sales for Fisher-Price Brands, which includes the Fisher-Price Core, Fisher-Price Friends and Power Wheels® brands, were $396.7 million, or down 3% versus the prior year.

American Girl Brands

Second quarter gross sales for American Girl Brands, which offers American Girl-branded products directly to consumers, were $78.2 million, up 14% versus the prior year, driven by strong sales of Saige, the 2013 Girl of the Year, and Caroline, the newest historical character.

About Mattel Inc.

Mattel, Inc. is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. The Mattel family is comprised of such best-selling brands as Barbie®, the most popular fashion doll ever produced, Hot Wheels®, Monster High®, American Girl®, Thomas & Friends® and Fisher-Price® brands, including Little People® and Power Wheels®, as well as a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines. In 2013, Mattel was named as one of FORTUNE Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" for the sixth year in a row and as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by Ethisphere Magazine. Mattel also is ranked No. 2 on Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. With worldwide headquarters in El Segundo, Calif., Mattel employs approximately 30,000 people in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations. At Mattel, we are Creating the Future of Play. Visit us at www.mattel.com, www.facebook.com/mattel or www.twitter.com/mattel.

Submitted by News on Wed, 2013-07-17 12:35

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