The Company’s debt-to-total-capital ratio of 33.0% is in line with the Company’s capital and investment framework, and its year-end cash balance was $1.34 billion.For the year, net cash flows from operating activities were approximately $1.28 billion, an increase of $611 million compared with approximately $665 million in 2011. The increase is primarily driven by reductions in working capital. Cash flows used for investing activities were approximately $900 million, an increase of $725 million, compared to approximately $175 million in 2011, driven primarily by the acquisition of HIT Entertainment™. Cash flows used for financing and other activities were approximately $409 million, an increase of $7 million, compared with approximately $402 million in 2011, primarily due to lower net proceeds from the issuance of long-term debt and higher dividends, partially offset by lower share repurchases and lower repayments of long-term debt.
Mattel Reports 2012 Financial Results And Declares Quarterly Dividend
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