May 18, 2012
The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which research analyst Lyons George and industrials editor/analyst Isaac Pino discuss topics around the investing world.
With giants like Hasbro and Mattel reporting slumps in sales, and the retail video-game business down by more than 30% in April, it looks as though times are tough in the toy industry. In today's edition, Lyons and Isaac discuss why LeapFrog, a tech-heavy toy peddler with an educational focus, might just be a diamond in the rough. By taking a page out of Apple's book (or, more accurately, out of Apple's tablet), LeapFrog is well poised to keep outperforming its peers and delivering for its shareholders. Net sales grew 81% in the last quarter; with the holiday season yet to come, our analysts think now is the time to get in.
The emergence of mobile computing isn't a new story, but there's still plenty of opportunity for savvy investors to cash in on this once-in-a-lifetime trend. We already know many of the largest players well, but some of the best ways to play this shift are still under the radar. To expose our readers to these companies, the Fool recently wrote a free report detailing three unknown ways to play the mobile revolution. We made it absolutely free to our readers as well, so check out "3 Hidden Winners of the iPhone, iPad, and Android Revolution." The report is free today but won't be forever, so get your copy today by clicking here. Enjoy, and Fool on!