LONDON, February 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
In recent years, the Toys and Games market has been influenced by changing consumer tastes, with children opting for more sophisticated video games and electronic toys. Children are also becoming increasingly accustomed to changing toys more frequently, thereby obliging industry players to introduce new products on a regular basis and focus on innovation. Hasbro Inc. (NASDAQ : HAS ) and Mattel Inc. (NASDAQ : MAT ) would be some of the biggest gainers of these trends. StockCall has posted free technical research on Hasbro and Mattel which can be downloaded upon sign up at
Hasbro and Mattel in Brief
Hasbro is a branded toy company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental needs for play of children and families through creative expression of the Company's world class brand portfolio, including Transformers, Monopoly and G.I. Joe. Mattel is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products, comprising iconic and best-selling brands such as Barbie®, Hot Wheels® and many others. The free report on Mattel Inc. can be downloaded by signing up now at
Hasbro Announced Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year of 2012
For fourth quarter, HAS reported Net Income of $130.3 million, or $0.99 per diluted share, on revenues of $1.28 billion. For full year of 2012, the company reported Net Income of $336.0 million, or $2.55 per diluted share, on revenues of $4.09 billion. The company's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.40 per common share. Sign up and read the complimentary report on Hasbro Inc. at
"In 2012, we achieved many important objectives for the year, including improving the U.S. and Canada segment operating profit margin to 15.1%, growing our Games and Girls categories and driving 16% revenue growth in the emerging markets while improving profitability," said Brian Goldner, Hasbro's President and Chief Executive Officer. He continued, "We also began an important next step in realizing our full potential as brand builders, with the implementation of a cost savings initiative designed to better align resources and costs while delivering $100 million in annual savings by 2015."
Mattel Unveils the Future of Play with Hot New Properties and Must-Have Toys at Toy Fair
Mattel brings Max Steel™, a wholly-owned intellectual property from Mattel and currently the #1 boys brand in Latin America, to a global stage as its newest franchise. An action-adventure superhero series for teen boys that incorporates teamwork, humor and friendship, the story revolves around the trials and tribulations of a teenage boy and his pursuit to unlock his inner hero.
Earlier, for fourth quarter, MAT reported Net Income of $306.5 million, or $0.87 per share, on Net Sales of $2.26 billion. For full year of 2012, the company reported Net Income of $776.5 million, or $2.22 per share, on Net Sales of $6.42 billion. The company's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.36 per common share.
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