Mattel Inc. (MAT) shares ascend -2.09% on Monday: A Good Option for Optimistic Investors

Mattel Inc. (MAT) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is Richard Dickson President and Chief Operating Officer with 138,770 shares. The second-largest direct holder is Michael J. Dolan Lead Independent Director, with 135,539 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 134,834 shares of MAT is Robert Normile Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary.

Now turning to institutional ownership of Mattel Inc. (MAT), PRIMECAP Management Co. is the top holder with 51.53 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is Dodge & Cox with 38.85 million shares. In the third-place spot with 36.65 million shares is EdgePoint Investment Group, Inc..

This company’s stock price was $11.45 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 2409184. Compare that to its average daily volume of 3.84M. Given the fact that this stock has 349.97M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $4.01B. This publicly-traded stock’s 60-month Beta is 1.65. Its Price to Sales ratio is 0.88, its Price to Cash Flow ratio is 18.36, and its Price to Book ratio is 8.74.

MAT stock has achieved a 5-day range of $11.36 to $11.86, with a total performance of -2.43% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $11.36 to $12.45, generating a -3.66% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by +16.89%, trading in the range of $9.20 to $13.22.

In the past 5 days, shares of MAT have made a new high 3 times. In the last month, it has made a new high 3 times, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 11 times.

Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending 9/29/2019, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at 0.26. This is a 0.1 difference compared to the consensus estimate of 0.16, amounting to an earnings surprise of 62.50%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 9/29/2019, the consensus estimate was -0.4, making for an earnings surprise of 37.50%. For the quarter ending 3/30/2019, EPS was reported at -0.44, generating a 21.40% earnings surprise.

The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 12-2018, was $-533.3 million. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $-1.05 billion. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $-27.32 million for the year, compared to $-27.61 million in 2017. Capital Expenditures for the year were reportedly -$152.41 million, compared to -$297.16 million, and Free Cash flow was $-179.73 million compared to the prior year’s $-324.77 million.

Mattel Inc. (MAT) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 3/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including a Cash to Debt ratio of 0.06, an Equity to Asset ratio of 0.08, a Debt to Equity ratio of 7.57 and a Debt to EBITDA of 10.67. The Interest Coverage of this stock is 0.39, its Piotroski F-Score is 5, its Altman Z-Score is 1.9 and its Beneish M-Score is -2.91.

This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 7/10, thanks to a combination of things: an Operating Margin of 1.61, a Net Margin of -4.64, a ROE of -38.92, and a ROC of 4.54.

Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for MAT, this company’s Price to Median PS Value is 0.57. Price to Peter Lynch Fair Value for MAT is now 0.00. Meanwhile, its Forward Rate of Return (Yactman) is -6.02.

Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for MAT is sitting at 1.14, while its Current Ratio is 1.6. This stock’s PB Ratio is 8.78, its PS Ratio is 0.87, its Forward PE Ratio is 33,. Similarly, its Shiller PE Ratio is 12.23, its Price to Free Cash Flow is 53.06 and its Price to Operating Cash Flow is 20.68.