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In Pachinko/Pachislot Field, Launch Of Leading Titles In Q2

TOKYO, Aug. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Focused product line-up of pachinko/pachislot machines in Q2

In sales of pachinko/pachislot machines, our product line-up is more focused in the second quarter of the first half of the current fiscal year compared to the first half of the previous fiscal year. Multiple number of leading tiles are scheduled to be launched in the second quarter.

For this reason, the total number of pachinko/pachislot machines sold decreased year-over-year and resulted in the above operating results.

The consolidated earnings forecasts for the year ending March 31, 2014 remain unchanged from those stated in the "Summary of Financial Information and Business Results (Consolidated) for the year ended March 31, 2013", released on May 7, 2013.

Summary of Financial Information and Business Results (Consolidated) for the First Quarter of the Year Ending March 31, 2014

Outlook Review

IP development

"GINGA KIKOTAI: Majestic Prince"

Television broadcasts began in April 2013 in conjunction with the comics and are promoting planning and development of products and services utilizing the IP.

"Ultraman" series

The latest TV series "Ultraman Ginga" began television broadcasts in July 2013 and developed character goods utilizing the IP working together with partner companies.

Sales of pachinko/pachislot machines

In the first quarter, the total number of pachinko/pachislot machines sold was about 18,000 (down about 46,000 year-over-year). In the second quarter, however, we will launch leading titles in the market such as "CR EVANGELION 8" launched in July 2013.

Financial Results and Forecast (Consolidated)  (Japan GAAP)

(Unit: Billion yen) Q1 3.2013 Q1 3.2014 YoY 3.2014E YTD
Net Sales 21.1 5.7 27.2% 120.0 4.8%
SG&A Expenses 5.2 5.8 110.9% 25.3 23.1%
Operating Income 0.2 (3.8) -- 12.5 --
Ordinary Income 0.5 (3.7) -- 12.5 --
Net Income 0.3 (2.2) -- 6.3 --
Total Asset 67.5 69.1 -- -- --
Net Asset 50.8 52.2 -- -- --
Net Income per share (Yen) 10.3 (69.0) -- 189.8 --
CF from Operating Activities (7.7) (9.3)      
CF from Investing Activities (1.4) (1.0)      
CF from Financing Activities (1.0) (1.2)      
Cash and Cash Equivalents 8.0 11.6      


  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
ROE 12.4% (3.5)% 8.2% 17.1% 12.2% 8.9%
ROA 17.3% 1.6% 11.6% 17.1% 10.0% 10.3%
Shareholders' Equity (Billion yen) 44.7 39.4 41.7 47.6 51.8 54.9
Shareholders' Equity ratio 64.3% 75.8% 50.5% 59.2% 54.6% 51.2%
Annual Dividend per share (Yen) 45 45 45 50 50 50
Payout ratio 29.5% -- 45.9% 22.1% 27.7% 35.1%
Operating Income (Billion yen) 13.1 1.9 8.1 13.1 8.5 10.3
Net Income (Billion yen) 5.2 (1.4) 3.2 7.5 5.9 4.7
Pachinko Machine Sold (Thousand machine) 273 202 330 262 233 99
Pachislot Machine Sold (Thousand machine) 210 128 119 217 179 228

* The company conducted a 100-for-1 stock split on October 1, 2012. Regarding the graph above, the figures have been changed reflecting the stock split accordingly.

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