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Fields Forecasts 107.0 Billion Yen In Net Sales And 9.0 Billion Yen In Operating Income In The Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2013

TOKYO, Feb. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The number of pachislot machines sold increased, on the other hand pachinko sales declined

In the pachinko/pachislot sales business, strong products were released in the expanding pachislot market. Although the number of pachislot machines sold increased year on year, pachinko sales fell, resulting in a drop in the total machines sold compared to the previous year.

Please refer to the link below, regarding "Accounting Method of Pachinko/Pachislot Sales". (Bottom half of P.14)

Accounting Method of Pachinko/Pachislot Sales

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Number of Pachinko/Pachislot machines sold (Q1-3)    
Pachinko 78,647 machines (- 46,818 machines YoY)
Pachislot 92,167 machines (+ 18,678 machines YoY)
Total 170,814 machines (- 28,140 machines YoY)

Social game business remains solid

In business aimed at the fast-growing social media field, Fields has focused intensively on social games since the Q3 of the previous fiscal year; this business has remained a solid performer in the current fiscal period.

Outlook Review

Based on recent trends in our business performance, Fields has revised the performance forecast announced as of May 9, 2012. For more details, please refer to the Notification of Revisions to Performance Forecast announced as of February 1, 2013.

Notification of Revisions to Performance Forecast

Financial Results and Forecast (Consolidated) (Japan GAAP)          
(Unit: Billion yen) 3.2012 3.2013 E YoY Q1-3.2013 YTD
Net Sales 92.1 107.0 116.2% 47.7 44.6%
SG&A Expenses 22.8 22.9 100.4% 16.2 70.7%
Operating Income 8.5 9.0 105.9% (1.1) --
Ordinary Income 8.6 9.0 104.7% (0.9) --
Net Income 5.9 4.5 76.3% (0.6) --
Total Asset 93.6 -- -- 71.1 --
Net Asset 51.5 -- -- 48.6 --
Net Income per share (Yen) 34.1 -- -- (20.4) --
CF from Operating Activities 10.0 -- -- 0.2 --
CF from Investing Activities (4.7) -- -- (4.1) --
CF from Financing Activities (2.5) -- -- (2.0) --
Cash and Cash Equivalents 18.2 -- -- 12.2 --


  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
ROE 12.4% -3.5% 8.2% 17.1% 12.2%
ROA 17.3% 1.6% 11.6% 17.1% 10.0%
Shareholder' Equity(Billion yen) 44.4 39.4 41.0 46.7 51.0
Shareholder' Equity ratio 64.3% 75.8% 50.5% 59.2% 54.6%
Annual Dividend per share(Yen) 4,500 4,500 4,500 5,000 5,000
Payout ratio 29.5% -- 45.9% 22.1% 22.7%
Operating Income(Billion yen) 13.1 1.9 8.1 13.1 8.5
Net Income(Billion yen) 5.2 -1.4 3.2 7.5 5.9
Pachinko Machine Sold 273 202 330 262 233
Pachislot Machine Sold(Thousand machine) 210 128 119 217 179

About Fields

Fields Corporation and the Fields Group have a mission to provide "The Greatest Leisure for All People" in the form of products and services to meet the needs of a society with increasing leisure time. We are also identifying business opportunities through research, analysis and forecasting of lifestyle and environmental changes, and developing our business in a wide range of entertainment fields including the pachinko/pachislot field as well as video, mobile content, animation, publishing and sports.

CONTACT: Fields Corporation Corporate Communications Office
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         Tel.: +81-3-5784-2109 Mail: 
         Person in charge :Kotaro Karino

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