The toy maker Mattel, buoyed by strong sales growth for its small cars and dolls, led by Barbie, on Tuesday unveiled better-than-expected results for the second quarter.
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Mattel's revenue jumped 40% from the same period in 2020, to $ 1.03 billion, above the 868 million expected by analysts.
Sales of Hot Wheels or Cars skyrocketed 68% while sales of dolls jumped 51%.
Revenues from action figures, construction games and companies like the Uno grew, more modestly, by 32%, as did those generated by toys for young children, including the brands Fisher-Price and Thomas & Friends, which are mounted by 15%.
Revenues up for Hasbro
Hasbro, which published its results Monday, for its part saw its turnover take off 54% in the second quarter thanks in particular to the success of Magic and Dungeons & Dragons cards and the rebound in its audiovisual activities.
Mattel reduced its net loss to $ 6 million from $ 111 million in the first quarter of 2020. Reported per share and excluding special items, the Wall Street benchmark, the loss was 3 cents, less than the loss of 6 cents expected by analysts.