Mattel Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) will unveil its latest earnings tomorrow, Friday, February 1, 2013.  Mattel designs and manufactures a variety of toys and games for customers and consumers worldwide.

Mattel Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is for net income of $1.15 per share, a rise of 7.5% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. The average estimate is the same as three months ago. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It also has not changed during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 16.5% versus last year to $2.54.

Past Earnings Performance: The company is looking to top estimates for the third straight quarter. Last quarter, it reported profit of $1.04 per share against a mean estimate of net income of $1, and the quarter before, the company exceeded forecasts by 7 cents with profit of 28 cents versus a mean estimate of net income of 21 cents.

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A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit rose 21.6% to $365.9 million ($1.04 a share) from $300.8 million (86 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 4% to $2.08 billion from $2 billion.

Here’s how Mattel traded following its last earnings report 3 months ago and leading up to its upcoming earnings report this week: