Published February 01, 2013
Mattel Inc missed Wall Street's profit and sales estimates for the fourth quarter on weak demand for Barbie dolls and movie-themed toys in the holiday season.
The company, also home to Hot Wheels cars and Fisher-Price toys, said its net income had fallen to $306.5 million, or 87 cents a share, from $370.6 million, or $1.07 a share, a year earlier.
Excluding a litigation charge, the world's largest toy company earned $1.12 a share. Analysts on average were looking for $1.15, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Net sales rose 5 percent to $2.26 billion, but fell short of the analysts' average estimate of $2.29 billion.
(Reporting by Dhanya Skariachan; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)