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How to buy Mattel stock
Learn how to easily invest in Mattel stock.
Mattel Inc is a leisure business based in the US. Mattel shares (MAT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Mattel employs 36,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $5.8 billion.
How to buy shares in Mattel
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- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – MAT – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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What's in this guide?
- MAT shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is MAT stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is MAT suitable for ethical investing?
- Are MAT shares over-valued?
- Mattel's financials
- How volatile are MAT shares?
- Does Mattel pay a dividend?
- Have MAT shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Mattel stock price (NASDAQ: MAT)Use our graph to track the performance of MAT stocks over time.
Mattel shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$18.94|
|52-week range||$17.95 - $26.99|
|50-day moving average||$22.34|
|200-day moving average||$22.82|
|Wall St. target price||$31.50|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.14|
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Mattel price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-23)||-4.82%|
|1 month (2022-09-02)||-14.22%|
|3 months (2022-06-30)||-15.18%|
|6 months (2022-04-01)||-15.52%|
|1 year (2021-10-01)||1.23%|
|2 years (2020-10-02)||56.85%|
|3 years (2019-10-03)||74.56%|
|5 years (2017-10-03)||20.79%|
Is Mattel stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Mattel stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Mattel's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Mattel's P/E ratio
Mattel's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Mattel shares trade at around 6x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Mattel's PEG ratio
Mattel's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.7282. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Mattel's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Mattel's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Mattel's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$5.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||14.97%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||9.57%|
|Return on equity TTM||98.31%|
|Market capitalisation||$6.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Mattel's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Mattel.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Mattel's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 12.07
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Mattel's overall score of 12.07 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Mattel is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Mattel's environmental score
Environmental score: 1.43/100
Mattel's environmental score of 1.43 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Mattel is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Mattel's social score
Social score: 8.71/100
Mattel's social score of 8.71 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Mattel is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Mattel's governance score
Governance score: 3.79/100
Mattel's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Mattel is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Mattel's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Mattel scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Mattel hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||12.07|
|Total ESG percentile||6.32|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
|Level of controversy||3|
Mattel share dividends
We're not expecting Mattel to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Mattel's shares ever split?
Mattel's shares were split on a 5:4 basis on 3 March 1996. So if you had owned 4 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Mattel shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 20% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Mattel shares which in turn could have impacted Mattel's share price.
Mattel share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Mattel's shares have ranged in value from as little as $17.945 up to $26.99. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Mattel's is 1.2201. This would suggest that Mattel's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Mattel, Inc. , a children's entertainment company, designs and produces toys and consumer products worldwide. The company operates through North America, International, and American Girl segments. It offers dolls and accessories, as well as content, gaming, and lifestyle products for children under the Barbie, Monster High, American Girl, Polly Pocket, Spirit, and Enchantimals brands; dolls and books under the American Girl brand name; die-cast vehicles, tracks, playsets, and accessories for kids of all ages, and collectors under the Hot Wheels, Monster Trucks, Matchbox, CARS, and Mario Kart brand names; and infant, toddler, and preschool products comprising content, toys, live events, and other lifestyle products under the Fisher-Price and Thomas & Friends, Power wheels, and Fireman Sam brands. The company also provides action figures, building sets, and games under the Masters of the Universe, MEGA, UNO, Lightyear, Jurassic World, WWE, and Star Wars brands; and licensor partner brands, including Disney, NBCUniversal, WWE, Microsoft, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros, and Sanrio. It sells its products directly to consumers through its catalog, website, and proprietary retail stores; retailers, including discount and free-standing toy stores, chain stores, department stores, and other retail outlets; and wholesalers, as well as through agents and distributors. Mattel, Inc.
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Mattel is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.488% of Mattel shares are held by insiders and 101.111% by institutions. How many people work for Mattel?
Latest data suggests 36,300 work at Mattel. When does the fiscal year end for Mattel?
Mattel's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Mattel based?
Mattel's address is: 333 Continental Boulevard, El Segundo, CA, United States, 90245-5012 What is Mattel's ISIN number?
Mattel's international securities identification number is: US5770811025 What is Mattel's CUSIP number?
Mattel's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 577081102
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