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Mattel Financial Webcast Conference Call – TODAY

Mattel, Inc. today announced that it will webcast its quarterly conference call on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. Led by the company’s chief executive officer, Bryan G. Stockton, the conference call will cover the company’s fourth quarter and full year 2011 financial results, which will be released prior to the call.

The conference call will be webcast on the “Investors & Media” section of the company’s corporate Web site. To listen/watch the live call, log on to the Web site at least 15 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary software. An archive of the webcast will be available on the company’s Web site for 90 days and may be accessed beginning two hours after the completion of the live call.

A telephonic replay of the call will be available beginning at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time the morning of the call until Friday, Feb. 3 at midnight Eastern time and may be accessed by dialing + (404) 537-3406. The passcode is 40640038.

Certain financial and statistical information included in the webcast, such as information required by Regulation G, will be available at the time of the webcast on the “Investors & Media” section of Mattel’s corporate website.

And no, you cannot speak or ask anything unless you are a professional analyst working for a financial firm. 🙂

You may listen/watch. You don’t really need any special audio or video software, your browser should be able to handle it. You can test it out by signing up and streaming any of the older conference calls/webcasts.

Since I will NOT be getting up at 5:30 AM to listen to this live, if you do listen live, take some notes and leave it in the comments below! Thanks.

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31 January 2012 Financial 4 Comments


  • BMW says:


    couple of quotes:

    The Cars property had the single biggest year in the history of the brand. For the year, Cars was also the #2 vehicle brand at retail behind only Hot Wheels.

    We will continue our work on creating new franchises and optimizing our entertainment partnerships, which for 2012 will include Brave and Batman, as well as the Evergreen Cars property. And we will also continue our focus on expanding our international footprint.

    we worked closely with our retail partners to ensure that shipping, POS and retail inventories were aligned across our portfolio of brands. This proved to be important as overall holiday sales were consistent with our expectations, but were concentrated later in the all-important fourth quarter than in prior years.

    With the success of this effort in 2011, we enter 2012 pleased with the current state of both our inventories and those of our retail partners.

    • John in Missouri says:

      BMW quoted: The Cars property had the single biggest year in the history of the brand. For the year, Cars was also the #2 vehicle brand at retail behind only Hot Wheels.

      Wow, just think if they lowered Cars prices a little!!

  • Tom says:

    I tuned in a little late, so I missed the discussion about Rip Clutchgoneski. ;-P

    Some quick notes:
    Mid-single-digit price increase effective 1/1/12
    Opportunistic deployment of cash
    13-18% raises of minimum wage in some states in China!
    Commodity cost increases (labor, oil for packaging)continue
    Deliver brand & play value for the consumer
    Increase in market share 1% in 2011
    Thomas Train wood business line will be added in 2013
    Monster High very popular, esp. “Hydration Station”
    “We worked hard with our retail partners to make sure we had the right inventory on the shelf.” – HA!
    Cars 2 met high expectations.
    Barbie is 40-60% of sales.

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