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Mattel
MATTEL, INC. (/məˈtɛl/ ) is an American multinational toy manufacturing company founded in 1945 with headquarters in El Segundo, California . In 2014, it ranked #403 on the Fortune 500 list. The products and brands it produces include Fisher-Price , Barbie
Barbie
dolls, Monster High
Monster High
dolls, Ever After High dolls, Winx Club
Winx Club
dolls, Hot Wheels and Matchbox toys, Masters of the Universe toys, American Girl dolls, board games , and WWE
WWE
toys. In the early 1980s, Mattel
Mattel
produced video game systems , under both its own brands and under license from Nintendo
Nintendo
. The company has presence in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations. The company operates through three business segments: North America, international, and American Girl. It is the world's largest toy maker in terms of revenue. On January 17, 2017, Mattel
Mattel
named Google executive Margo Georgiadis as its next CEO. The company's name is a portmanteau of those of Harold "Matt" Matson and Elliot Handler , who founded the company in 1945
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El Segundo, California
EL SEGUNDO is a suburban city of Los Angeles located in Los Angeles County , California , United States . El Segundo, from Spanish, means THE SECOND in English. Located on the Santa Monica Bay , it was incorporated on January 18, 1917, and part of the South Bay Cities Council of Governments. The population was 16,654 at the 2010 census , slightly up from 16,033 at the 2000 census . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Demographics * 3.1 2010 * 3.2 2000 * 4 Economy * 4.1 Top employers * 4.2 Subsidiaries of companies * 5 Parks and recreation * 6 Government * 6.1 Local government * 6.2 El Segundo TV * 6.3 County and federal services * 6.4 State and federal representation * 7 Education * 8 Newspaper * 9 Transportation * 10 In popular culture * 11 Notable people * 12 See also * 13 References * 14 External links HISTORYThe El Segundo and Los Angeles coastal area was first settled by the Tongva (or Gabrieleños) and Chumash Native American tribes hundreds of years ago. The area was once a part of Rancho Sausal Redondo ("Round Willow Patch Ranch"). Rancho Sausal Redondo extended from Playa Del Rey in the North to Redondo Beach in the South. Originally a Mexican land grant owned by Antonio Ygnacio Avila, the rancho was later purchased by a Scottish baronet named Sir Robert Burnett
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List Of Business Entities
A BUSINESS ENTITY is an entity that is formed and administered as per commercial law in order to engage in business activities, charitable work, or other activities allowable. Most often, business entities are formed to sell a product or a service. There are many types of business entities defined in the legal systems of various countries. These include corporations , cooperatives , partnerships , sole traders , limited liability company and other specifically permitted and labelled types of entities. The specific rules vary by country and by state or province. Some of these types are listed below, by country. For guidance, approximate equivalents in the company law of English-speaking countries are given in most cases, ≈ public limited company (UK, Ireland and the Commonwealth) ≈ Ltd.
Ltd.
(UK, Ireland and the Commonwealth) ≈ limited partnership = unlimited partnership = chartered company = statutory company = holding company = subsidiary company = one man company (sole proprietor ) = NGOs However, the regulations governing particular types of entity, even those described as roughly equivalent, differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. When creating or restructuring a business, the legal responsibilities will depend on the type of business entity chosen
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Public Company
A PUBLIC, PUBLICLY TRADED, PUBLICLY HELD COMPANY, or PUBLIC CORPORATION is a corporation whose ownership is dispersed among the general public in many shares of stock which are freely traded on a stock exchange or in over the counter markets. In some jurisdictions, public companies over a certain size must be listed on an exchange. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Securities of a company * 2.1 Advantages * 2.2 Disadvantages * 2.3 Stockholders * 3 General trend * 4 Privatization * 5 Trading and valuation * 6 See also * 7 References HISTORYIn the early modern period, the Dutch developed several financial instruments and helped lay the foundations of modern financial system. The Dutch East India Company (VOC) became the first company in history to issue bonds and shares of stock to the general public. In other words, the VOC was officially the first publicly traded company, because it was the first company to be ever actually listed on an official stock exchange . While the Italian city-states produced the first transferable government bonds, they did not develop the other ingredient necessary to produce a fully fledged capital market : corporate shareholders. As Edward Stringham (2015) notes, "companies with transferable shares date back to classical Rome, but these were usually not enduring endeavors and no considerable secondary market existed (Neal, 1997, p
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Ticker Symbol
A TICKER SYMBOL or STOCK SYMBOL is an abbreviation used to uniquely identify publicly traded shares of a particular stock on a particular stock market . A stock symbol may consist of letters, numbers or a combination of both. "Ticker symbol" refers to the symbols that were printed on the ticker tape of a ticker tape machine. CONTENTS* 1 Interpreting the symbol * 1.1 Other identifiers * 2 Symbols by Country * 2.1 Canada * 2.2 United Kingdom
United Kingdom
* 2.3 United States
United States
* 2.3.1 Single-letter ticker symbols * 2.4 Other countries * 3 See also * 4 References INTERPRETING THE SYMBOL Stock
Stock
symbols are unique identifiers assigned to each security traded on a particular market. For example, AAPL is for Apple Inc.; OODH is for Orion DHC, Inc.; and HD is for Home Depot, Inc. A stock symbol can consist of letters, numbers, or a combination of both, and is a way to uniquely identify that stock. The symbols were kept as short as possible to reduce the number of characters that had to be printed on the ticker tape , and to make it easy to recognize by traders and investors. The allocation of symbols and formatting convention is specific to each stock exchange. In the US, for example, stock tickers are typically between 1 and 4 letters and represent the company name where possible
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NASDAQ
The NASDAQ STOCK MARKET (/ˈnæzˌdæk/ ( listen )) is an American stock exchange . It is the second-largest exchange in the world by market capitalization , behind only the New York Stock Exchange . The exchange platform is owned by Nasdaq, Inc., which also owns the Nasdaq Nordic (formerly known as OMX) and Nasdaq Baltic stock market network and several other US stock and options exchanges. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Quote availability * 3 Trading schedule * 4 Market tiers * 5 Average annualized growth rate * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links HISTORYWhen it was founded, NASDAQ stood for the acronym of "National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations". NASDAQ was founded in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), which divested itself of NASDAQ in a series of sales in 2000 and 2001. The Nasdaq Stock Market is owned and operated by Nasdaq, Inc. , the stocks of which were listed on its own stock exchange marketing July 2, 2002, under the ticker symbol NDAQ. Former logo When the Nasdaq Stock Market began trading on February 8, 1971, it was the world's first electronic stock market. At first, it was merely a _quotation system_ and did not provide a way to perform electronic trades
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NASDAQ-100
The NASDAQ-100 (^NDX) is a stock market index made up of 107 equity securities issued by 100 of the largest non-financial companies listed on the NASDAQ . It is a modified capitalization-weighted index . The stocks' weights in the index are based on their market capitalizations , with certain rules capping the influence of the largest components. It is based on exchange, and it is not an index of U.S.-based companies. It does not have any financial companies, since these were put in a separate index. Both of those criteria differentiate it from the Dow Jones Industrial Average , and the exclusion of financial companies distinguishes it from the S"> NASDAQ-100 Index 1985-2015 The NASDAQ-100 began on January 31, 1985 by the NASDAQ, trying to promote itself in the shadow of the New York Stock Exchange . It did so by creating two separate indices: this index, which consists of Industrial , Technology , Retail , Telecommunication , Biotechnology , Health Care , Transportation , Media and Service companies, and the NASDAQ Financial-100 , which consists of banking companies , insurance firms , brokerage houses and mortgage companies . By creating these two indices, the NASDAQ hoped that options and futures contracts would be created on them, and mutual funds would adopt them as their benchmarks
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S&P 500
The STANDARD & POOR\'S 500, often abbreviated as the S&P 500, or just "the S&P", is an American stock market index based on the market capitalizations of 500 large companies having common stock listed on the NYSE
NYSE
or NASDAQ
NASDAQ
. The S&P 500 index components and their weightings are determined by S&P Dow Jones Indices . It differs from other U.S. stock market indices, such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average or the Nasdaq Composite index, because of its diverse constituency and weighting methodology . It is one of the most commonly followed equity indices, and many consider it one of the best representations of the U.S. stock market, and a bellwether for the U.S. economy. The National Bureau of Economic Research has classified common stocks as a leading indicator of business cycles. The S&P 500 was developed and continues to be maintained by S&P Dow Jones Indices, a joint venture majority-owned by S&P Global . S&P Dow Jones Indices publishes many stock market indices such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average , S&P MidCap 400 , the S&P SmallCap 600 , and the S&P Composite 1500 . It is a free-float capitalization-weighted index , and has many ticker symbols , such as: ^GSPC, INX, and $SPX
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Harold Matson (businessman)
MATTEL, INC. (/məˈtɛl/ ) is an American multinational toy manufacturing company founded in 1945 with headquarters in El Segundo, California . In 2014, it ranked #403 on the Fortune 500 list. The products and brands it produces include Fisher-Price , Barbie
Barbie
dolls, Monster High dolls, Ever After High dolls, Winx Club dolls, Hot Wheels and Matchbox toys, Masters of the Universe toys, American Girl
American Girl
dolls, board games , and WWE
WWE
toys. In the early 1980s, Mattel
Mattel
produced video game systems , under both its own brands and under license from Nintendo
Nintendo
. The company has presence in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations. The company operates through three business segments: North America, international, and American Girl. It is the world's largest toy maker in terms of revenue. On January 17, 2017, Mattel
Mattel
named Google executive Margo Georgiadis as its next CEO. The company's name is a portmanteau of those of Harold "Matt" Matson and Elliot Handler , who founded the company in 1945
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Elliot Handler
ELLIOT HANDLER (April 9, 1916 – July 21, 2011) was an American inventor, businessman, and co-founder of Mattel
Mattel
. With his wife , he developed some of the biggest-selling toys in American history, including Barbie
Barbie
, Chatty Cathy , Creepy Crawlers , and Hot Wheels . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Mattel
Mattel
* 3 Personal * 4 Notes * 5 References EARLY LIFEHandler was born to a Jewish family in Chicago, Illinois , on April 9, 1916, and grew up in Denver, Colorado . He studied industrial design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California . In 1929, he met his future wife Ruth Mosko at a B'nai B'rith dance for teenagers. They later married and had two children: a daughter, Barbara who is the namesake of Barbie
Barbie
dolls; and a son, Kenneth (who died of a brain tumor in 1994) who was the namesake of Ken dolls. While a struggling art student and designer of light fixtures, Handler partnered with Harold Matson, to design a realistic-looking miniature piano that earned roughly 300,000 orders, however, they mispriced the product and lost a dime on each one produced. MATTEL Mattel
Mattel
was named after business partners Harold MATson and ELliot Handler
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Ruth Handler
RUTH MARIANNA HANDLER (née MOSKO; November 4, 1916 – April 27, 2002) was an American businesswoman and inventor. She served as the president of the toy manufacturer Mattel
Mattel
Inc. , and is best remembered for inventing the Barbie
Barbie
doll . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Formation of Mattel
Mattel
* 2.1 Barbie
Barbie
* 3 Later years * 4 References * 5 External links EARLY LIFEHandler was born as Ruth Marianna Mosko in Denver
Denver
, Colorado
Colorado
, to Polish Jewish immigrants Ida Mosko (née Rubenstein) and Jacob Mosko. She married her high school boyfriend, Elliot Handler , and moved to Los Angeles
Los Angeles
in 1938. Her husband decided to make their furniture out of two newfound types of plastics, Lucite and Plexiglas . Ruth Handler suggested that he start doing this commercially and they began a furniture business. Ruth Handler
Ruth Handler
worked as the sales force for the new business, landing contracts with Douglas Aircraft Company and others
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Christopher A. Sinclair
CHRISTOPHER A. SINCLAIR (born September 5, 1950) is an American businessman . He is the Executive Chairman and former Chief Executive Officer of Mattel, Inc. , the world's largest toy company, and a non-executive director of Reckitt Benckiser
Reckitt Benckiser
. He is the former Chairman and CEO of Pepsi-Cola , the American beverage company. CONTENTS * 1 Background * 2 Business career * 3 Personal * 4 References BACKGROUNDSinclair was born in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
, and spent his childhood in Mumbai
Mumbai
, India
India
, and was educated at the Kodaikanal International School . Sinclair's father was president of Esso Oil (now Exxon Mobil
Exxon Mobil
)'s international operations. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Kansas with a bachelor\'s degree in marketing , and he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega
Alpha Tau Omega
. Sinclair went on to receive an MBA from the Tuck School of Business
Tuck School of Business
at Dartmouth College in 1973. BUSINESS CAREERSinclair began his career at General Foods and Newsweek before spending more than 15 years at PepsiCo . In 1989, he was promoted from Pepsi USA's central division president to president of newly formed Pepsi-Cola International
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Margo Georgiadis
MARGARET "MARGO" GEORGIADIS is an American business executive, and as of January 2017, the CEO of Mattel
Mattel
. CONTENTS* 1 Career * 1.1 Mattel
Mattel
Inc. * 1.2 Prior career * 1.3 Other executive roles * 2 Education * 3 References CAREERMATTEL INC.Margaret Georgiadis was appointed CEO of Mattel
Mattel
Inc. in January 2017. She took on the role on February 8, 2017 from Christopher A. Sinclair , who became Executive Chairman of the toy maker, making her the second woman ever to hold this position at the company. According to Piper Jaffray analyst Stephanie Wissink, Georgiadis was selected for CEO (and member of the Board of Directors) in the hope of bringing “a fresh perspective on enterprise alignment and a female voice at the helm does reinvigorate the potential for a dramatic modernization of the Mattel
Mattel
operating model.” With this new position, the Fortune 500 company list of female executives increased to 28. PRIOR CAREERGeorgiadis started her career in 1986 at McKinsey where she was a business analyst for two years. In 1990 she became a Partner at the firm. She left in 2004 for Discover Financial Services , where she was the Executive Vice President of Card Products and the Chief Marketing Officer until 2008
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Earnings Before Interest And Taxes
In accounting and finance, EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST AND TAXES (EBIT), is a measure of a firm's profit that includes all expenses except interest and income tax expenses. It is the difference between operating revenues and operating expenses. When a firm does not have non-operating income , then OPERATING _INCOME_ is sometimes used as a synonym for EBIT and operating profit . EBIT = revenue – operating expenses (OPEX) Operating income = revenue – operating expenses A professional investor contemplating a change to the capital structure of a firm (e.g., through a leveraged buyout ) first evaluates a firm's fundamental earnings potential (reflected by earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA ) and EBIT), and then determines the optimal use of debt vs. equity. To calculate EBIT, expenses (e.g. the cost of goods sold , selling and administrative expenses) are subtracted from revenues. Net income is later obtained by subtracting interest and taxes from the result
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Net Income
In business , NET INCOME (TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE INCOME, NET EARNINGS, NET PROFIT, informally, BOTTOM LINE) is an entity's income minus cost of goods sold , expenses and taxes for an accounting period . It is computed as the residual of all revenues and gains over all expenses and losses for the period, and has also been defined as the net increase in shareholders\' equity that results from a company's operations. In the context of the presentation of financial statements , the IFRS Foundation defines net income as synonymous with PROFIT AND LOSS. Net income is a distinct accounting concept from profit but the same as net profit. Net income can also be calculated by adding a company's operating income to non-operating income and then subtracting off taxes. CONTENTS * 1 Definition * 2 An equation for net income * 3 Other terms * 4 See also * 5 References DEFINITION Net income can be distributed among holders of common stock as a dividend or held by the firm as an addition to retained earnings . As profit and earnings are used synonymously for income (also depending on UK and US usage), NET EARNINGS and NET PROFIT are commonly found as synonyms for net income. Often, the term INCOME is substituted for net income, yet this is not preferred due to the possible ambiguity
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Asset
In financial accounting , an ASSET is an economic resource. Anything tangible or intangible that can be owned or controlled to produce value and that is held by a company to produce positive economic value is an asset. Simply stated, assets represent value of ownership that can be converted into cash (although cash itself is also considered an asset). The balance sheet of a firm records the monetary value of the assets owned by that firm. It covers money and other valuables belonging to an individual or to a business . One can classify assets into two major asset classes: tangible assets and intangible assets . Tangible assets contain various subclasses, including current assets and fixed assets . Current assets include inventory , while fixed assets include such items as buildings and equipment . Intangible assets are nonphysical resources and rights that have a value to the firm because they give the firm some kind of advantage in the marketplace. Examples of intangible assets include goodwill , copyrights , trademarks , patents and computer programs , and financial assets, including such items as accounts receivable , bonds and stocks
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