| Mattel is a global children's entertainment company that engages in the design and production of toys and consumer products. Co.'s portfolio of owned and licensed brands and products are organized into the following categories: Dolls, which include brands such as Barbie, American Girl, Polly Pocket, Spirit (Universal) and Enchantimals; Infant, Toddler, and Preschool, which include brands such as Fisher-Price and Thomas & Friends, Power Wheels, and Fireman Sam; Vehicles, which include brands such as Hot Wheels, Matchbox, CARS (Disney Pixar), and Mario Kart (Nintendo); and Action Figures, Building Sets, Games, and Other, which brands such as Masters of the Universe, MEGA, and UNO. We show 51 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our MAT shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute MAT market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing MAT market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing MAT's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of MAT versus a peer is one thing; comparing
MAT market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like MAT can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching MAT by allowing them to research the MAT market cap history.