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Mitsubishi Electric Announces Consolidated Financial Results for the First Half and Second Quarter of Fiscal 2013

  Mitsubishi Electric Announces Consolidated Financial Results for the First
  Half and Second Quarter of Fiscal 2013

Business Wire

TOKYO -- October 31, 2012

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today its financial
results for the first half and second quarter, ending September 30, 2012, of
the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2013 (fiscal 2013).


1. Consolidated Half-year Results (April 1, 2012 – September 30, 2012)
Net sales:                   1,696.0 billion    (3% decrease from the same
                              yen                 period last year)
Operating income:             89.6 billion yen    (21% decrease from the same
                                                  period last year)
Income before income taxes:   72.7 billion yen    (31% decrease from the same
                                                  period last year)
Net income attributable to                        (37% decrease from the same
                              43.6 billion yen    period last year)
Mitsubishi Electric Corp.:
                                                  

During the first half of fiscal 2013, the economy saw a downturn in Japan
which experienced a downward trend in production and export, and continuous
slowdown in Europe and Asia, while the U.S. economy remained buoyant.
Meanwhile, Japanese yen remained strong against U.S. dollars and euros.

Under these circumstances, consolidated net sales for the first half of fiscal
2013 was 1,696.0 billion yen, a 3% decrease compared to the same period of the
previous fiscal year, mainly owing to decreased revenues in the Industrial
Automation Systems, Electronic Devices and Home Appliances segments. Operating
income marked 89.6 billion yen, decreasing by 21% compared to the same period
of the previous fiscal year, due to lower profits mainly in the Industrial
Automation Systems, Electronic Devices and Home Appliances segments.


Consolidated Financial Results by Business Segment (First Half, Fiscal 2013)
Energy and Electric Systems
Total sales:       459.5 billion yen  (5% increase from the same period last
                                        year)
Operating income:   34.2 billion yen    (5.7 billion yen increase from the
                                        same period last year)

The social infrastructure systems business saw a decrease in orders from the
same period of the previous fiscal year due primarily to lower demand compared
to the same period of the previous fiscal year in which the business
experienced recovery demand from the Great East Japan Earthquake, while sales
increased from the same period of the previous fiscal year due to an increase
in the power generation business worldwide.

The building systems business experienced a decrease in orders compared to the
same period of the previous fiscal year mainly due to a decrease in
large-scale projects outside Japan, while sales increased compared to the same
period of the previous fiscal year owing to growth in demand for renewal of
elevators and escalators in Japan as well as for new installations in China.

As a result, total sales for this segment increased by 5% from the same period
of the previous fiscal year. Operating income increased from the same period
of the previous fiscal year by 5.7 billion yen due to an increase in sales and
other factors.


Industrial Automation Systems
Total sales:       456.9 billion yen  (6% decrease from the same period last
                                        year)
Operating income:   33.9 billion yen    (22.6 billion yen decrease from the
                                        same period last year)

The factory automation systems business saw decreases in both orders and sales
from the same period of the previous fiscal year due to lower capital
expenditures for semiconductor and flat panel display related investments in
China, South Korea and Taiwan.

The automotive equipment business saw increases in both orders and sales from
the same period of the previous fiscal year with uplifting support from
subsidies for eco-cars in the Japanese market as well as recovery in the North
American market, despite stagnation in automobile sales in Europe.

As a result, total sales for this segment decreased by 6% compared to the same
period of the previous fiscal year. Operating income decreased by 22.6 billion
yen compared to the same period of the previous fiscal year due primarily to a
decrease in sales.


Information and Communication Systems
Total sales:       241.6 billion yen  (12% increase from the same period
                                        last year)
Operating income:   9.7 billion yen     (5.4 billion yen increase from the
                                        same period last year)

The telecommunications equipment business saw increases in both orders and
sales compared to the same period of the previous fiscal year owing primarily
to an increase in communications infrastructures.

The information systems and service business experienced no changes in sales
from the same period of the previous fiscal year with decreases in the network
and systems operation business and other factors, as well as an increase in
the system integration business.

The electronic systems business saw increases in both orders and sales
compared to the same period of the previous fiscal year due to increases in
the electronics and space systems businesses.

As a result, total sales for this segment increased by 12% compared to the
same period of the previous fiscal year. Operating income increased by 5.4
billion yen from the same period of the previous fiscal year mainly due to an
increase in sales.


Electronic Devices
Total sales:              79.9 billion yen   (23% decrease from the same
                                               period last year)
Operating income (loss):   (1.6 billion yen)   (7.6 billion yen decline from
                                               the same period last year)

The semiconductor business saw decreases in both orders and sales from the
same period of the previous fiscal year due to a decline in demand mainly for
power modules used in industrial, consumer and railcar applications.

The LCD module business saw an increase in orders, but sales decreased
compared to the same period of the previous fiscal year due to decreases in
industrial-use products and other factors.

As a result, total sales for the segment decreased by 23% compared to the same
period of the previous fiscal year. Operating income fell by 7.6 billion yen
compared to the same period of the previous fiscal year mainly due to a
decrease in sales.


Home Appliances
Total sales:       423.3 billion yen  (8% decrease from the same period last
                                        year)
Operating income:   16.8 billion yen    (6.8 billion yen decrease from the
                                        same period last year)

The home appliances business saw a decrease in sales by 8% compared to the
same period of the previous fiscal year due primarily to a large decline in
demand for LCD televisions and blu-ray disc recorders for the Japanese market,
as well as a decrease in air conditioners for Europe due to the strong yen
against euros.

Operating income decreased by 6.8 billion yen compared to the same period of
the previous fiscal year due to a decrease in sales and other factors.


Others
Total sales:       285.6 billion yen  (5% decrease from the same period last
                                        year)
Operating income:   7.3 billion yen     (0.4 billion yen decrease from the
                                        same period last year)

Sales decreased by 5% compared to the same period of the previous fiscal year
mainly at affiliated companies involved in materials procurement and
logistics.

Operating income decreased by 0.4 billion yen compared to the same period of
the previous fiscal year due primarily to a decrease in sales.


2. Consolidated Second-quarter Results (July 1, 2012 – September 30, 2012)
Net sales:                   913.2 billion yen  (2% decrease from the same
                                                  period last year)
Operating income:             43.0 billion yen    (30% decrease from the same
                                                  period last year)
Income before income taxes:   24.7 billion yen    (56% decrease from the same
                                                  period last year)
Net income attributable to                        (69% decrease from the same
                              13.1 billion yen    period last year)
Mitsubishi Electric Corp.:
                                                  

Consolidated net sales for this quarter marked 913.2 billion yen, a 2%
decrease from the same period of the previous fiscal year due primarily to
decreased revenue in the Industrial Automation Systems, Electronic Devices and
Home Appliances segments. Consolidated operating income was 43.0 billion yen,
decreasing by 30% from the same period of the previous fiscal year, with
decreased profits mainly in the Industrial Automation Systems, Electronic
Devices and Home Appliances segments.


Consolidated Financial Results by Business Segment (Second Quarter, Fiscal
2013)
Energy and Electric Systems
Total sales:       254.4 billion yen  (4% increase from the same period last
                                        year)
Operating income:   15.9 billion yen    (1.9 billion yen increase from the
                                        same period last year)

The social infrastructure systems business saw a decrease in orders from the
same quarter of the previous fiscal year due primarily to a decrease in the
rolling stock business outside Japan as well as lower demand compared to the
same period of the previous fiscal year when the business experienced recovery
demand from the Great East Japan Earthquake. Sales in this business meanwhile
increased from the same quarter of the previous fiscal year primarily due to
an increase in the power generation business worldwide.

The building systems business experienced no changes in orders compared to the
same quarter of the previous fiscal year, while sales increased compared to
the same quarter of the previous fiscal year owing to increased demand for
renewal of elevators and escalators in Japan as well as for new installations
in China.

As a result, total sales for this segment increased by 4% from the same
quarter of the previous fiscal year. Operating income increased by 1.9 billion
yen from the same quarter of the previous fiscal year due primarily to an
increase in sales.


Industrial Automation Systems
Total sales:       232.8 billion yen  (8% decrease from the same period last
                                        year)
Operating income:   12.7 billion yen    (15.8 billion yen decrease from the
                                        same period last year)

The factory automation systems business saw an increase in orders compared to
the same quarter of the previous fiscal year mainly in Japan, while sales for
this business decreased compared to the same quarter of the previous fiscal
year due primarily to lower capital expenditures for semiconductor and flat
panel display related investments in China, South Korea and Taiwan.

The automotive equipment business saw no changes in both orders and sales from
the same period of the previous fiscal year with uplifting support from
subsidies for eco-cars in the Japanese market as well as recovery in the North
American market, despite stagnation in automobile sales in Europe.

As a result, total sales for this segment decreased by 8% compared to the same
quarter of the previous fiscal year. Operating income decreased by 15.8
billion yen compared to the same period of the previous fiscal year due to a
decrease in sales and other factors.


Information and Communication Systems
Total sales:       147.1 billion yen  (13% increase from the same period
                                        last year)
Operating income:   8.9 billion yen     (4.3 billion yen increase from the
                                        same period last year)

The telecommunications equipment business saw increases in both orders and
sales compared to the same period of the previous fiscal year owing primarily
to an increase in communications infrastructures.

The information systems and service business experienced no changes in sales
from the same period of the previous fiscal year with decreases in the network
and systems operation business and other factors, as well as an increase in
the system integration business.

The electronic systems business saw increases in both orders and sales
compared to the same period of the previous fiscal year due to increases in
the electronics and space systems businesses.

As a result, total sales for this segment increased by 13% compared to the
same period of the previous fiscal year. Operating income increased by 4.3
billion yen compared to the same period of the previous fiscal year due to an
increase in sales and other factors.


Electronic Devices
Total sales:              40.8 billion yen   (25% decrease from the same
                                               period last year)
Operating income (loss):   (1.6 billion yen)   (5.2 billion yen decline from
                                               the same period last year)

The semiconductor business saw decreases in both orders and sales from the
same period of the previous fiscal year due to a decline in demand mainly for
power modules used in industrial, consumer and railcar applications.

The LCD module business saw an increase in orders, but sales decreased
compared to the same period of the previous fiscal year due to decreases in
industrial-use products and other factors.

As a result, total sales for the segment decreased by 25% compared to the same
period of the previous fiscal year. Operating income fell by 5.2 billion yen
from the same period of the previous fiscal year mainly due to a decrease in
sales.


Home Appliances
Total sales:       217.4 billion yen  (5% decrease from the same period last
                                        year)
Operating income:   3.8 billion yen     (5.1 billion yen decrease from the
                                        same period last year)

The home appliances business saw a decrease in sales by 5% compared to the
same period of the previous fiscal year due primarily to a large decline in
demand for LCD televisions and blu-ray disc recorders for the Japanese market,
as well as a decrease in air conditioners for Europe due to the strong yen
against euros.

Operating income declined by 5.1 billion yen compared to the same period of
the previous fiscal year due to a decrease in sales and other factors.


Others
Total sales:       154.1 billion yen  (5% decrease from the same period last
                                        year)
Operating income:   6.6 billion yen     (Unchanged from the same period last
                                        year)

Sales decreased by 5% compared to the same period of the previous fiscal year
mainly at affiliated companies involved in materials procurement and
logistics.

Operating income was unchanged compared to the same period of the previous
fiscal year.

Financial Condition (Consolidated Basis)

Assets, Liabilities, and Shareholders' Equity

The company's total assets as of the end of this fiscal quarter declined from
the end of the previous fiscal year by 37.0 billion yen to 3,354.5 billion
yen. This was due primarily to a decrease in trade receivables by 82.8 billion
yen resulting from various factors including credit collection, while
inventories rose by 42.0 billion yen mainly due to increased work-in-process
as recorded in commensurate with progress in job orders under pertinent
contracts.

The balance of outstanding debts and corporate bonds rose by 95.9 billion yen
from the end of the previous fiscal year to 638.2 billion yen, with a rise in
the ratio of interest bearing debt to total assets to 19.0% (an increase by
3.0 points compared to the end of the previous fiscal year). Trade payables
decreased by 95.2 billion yen, while retirement and severance benefits
increased by 4.4 billion yen.

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation shareholders' equity decreased by 5.4 billion
yen compared to the end of the previous fiscal year to 1,126.9 billion yen,
with a rise in ratio of shareholders' equity to total assets of 0.2 points
compared to the end of the previous fiscal year to 33.6%. Retained earnings
increased by 30.7 billion yen due to 43.6 billion yen recorded as net income
attributable to Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and dividend payment of 12.8
billion yen, while accumulated other comprehensive income decreased by 36.0
billion yen mainly due to stronger yen and decline in stock prices.

Cash Flow

Cash flows from operating activities decreased by 59.9 billion yen compared to
the same period of the previous fiscal year to 50.7 billion yen (cash in).
Cash flows from investing activities increased by 17.6 billion yen compared to
the same period of the previous fiscal year to 80.1 billion yen (cash out)
resulting from an increase in purchases of tangible fixed assets and other
factors. Consequently, free cash flow totaled 29.4 billion yen (cash out).
Cash flows from financing activities were 75.6 billion yen (cash in) due to an
increase in bank loans and other factors.

Forecast for Fiscal 2013 (year ending March 31, 2013)

With the yen remaining strong against euros as well as concerns over the
slowdown of the global economy, the consolidated net sales for fiscal 2013,
ending March 31, 2013, is expected to fall below the forecast announced on
July 31, 2012 mainly in the Industrial Automation Systems and Home Appliances
segments. Regarding the consolidated income figures, the company will maintain
the previous forecasts, and further strengthen its business improvement
measures.


Consolidated earnings forecast for fiscal 2013
                       Previous forecast   Current
                      (announced July    forecast      
                       31)
Net sales:             3,740.0 billion     3,640.0         (Unchanged from
                       yen                 billion yen     fiscal 2012)
Operating income:      200.0 billion yen   200.0 billion   (11% decrease from
                                           yen             fiscal 2012)
Income before income   180.0 billion yen   180.0 billion   (20% decrease from
taxes:                                     yen             fiscal 2012)
Net income
attributable to                            120.0 billion   (7% increase from
                       120.0 billion yen   yen             fiscal 2012)
Mitsubishi Electric
Corp.:

Following the issue of overcharged expenses in the company's electronics
systems business which arose in January 2012 or after, Mitsubishi Electric was
suspended from further bidding by Japan's Ministry of Defense (MOD), Cabinet
Satellite Intelligence Center (CSICE), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
(JAXA), the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
(NICT) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC). Four of
the company's affiliates were also suspended from further bidding by the MOD.

Although the company reimbursed 26 million yen to the national treasury on
July 4, 2012 in relation to overcharged expenses on contracts with the MIC,
the impact to the company's business performance in relation to refund
payments for excessive charges and other expenses to the other organizations
is currently unclear and thus not considered in the current forecast, but may
cause material effects on the Group's future financial results.


Note: The results forecast above is based on assumptions deemed reasonable by
the company at the present time, and actual results may differ significantly
from forecasts. Please refer to the cautionary statement at the end.


Cautionary Statement

The expectation of operating results herein and any associated statement to be
made orally with respect to the company's current plans, estimates, strategies
and beliefs and any other statements that are not historical facts are
forward-looking statements. Words such as "expects", "anticipates", "plans",
"believes", "scheduled", "estimated", "targeted" along with any variations of
these words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking
statements which include but are not limited to projections of revenues,
earnings, performance and production.

The Mitsubishi Electric Group is involved in the development, manufacture and
sales in a wide range of fields including Energy and Electric Systems,
Industrial Automation Systems, Information and Communication Systems,
Electronic Devices and Home Appliances, and these operations stretch out
globally, not only inside Japan, but also in North America, Europe, Asia and
other regions. While the statements herein are based on certain assumptions
and premises that the company trusts and considers to be reasonable under the
circumstances to the date of announcement, you are requested to kindly take
note that actual operating results are subject to change due to any of the
factors as contemplated hereunder and/or any additional factor unforeseeable
as of the date of this announcement. Such factors materially affecting the
expectations expressed herein shall include but are not limited to the
following:

(1)   Important trends
       The Mitsubishi Electric Group's operations may be affected by trends in
       the global economy, social conditions, laws, tax codes, and
       regulations.
(2)    Foreign currency exchange rates
       Fluctuations in foreign currency markets may affect Mitsubishi
       Electric's sales of exported products and purchases of imported
       materials that are denominated in U.S. dollars or Euros, as well as its
       Asian production bases' sales of exported products and purchases of
       imported materials that are denominated in foreign currencies.
(3)    Stock markets
       A fall in stock market prices may cause Mitsubishi Electric to record
       devaluation losses on marketable securities, or cause an increase in
       retirement benefit obligations in accordance with a decline in the fair
       value of pension assets.
(4)    Supply/demand balance for products and procurement conditions for
       materials and components
       A decline in prices and shipments due to changes in the supply/demand
       balance, as well as an increase in material prices due to a worsening
       of material and component procurement conditions may adversely affect
       the Mitsubishi Electric Group's performance.
(5)    Fund raising
       An increase in interest rates, the yen interest rate in particular,
       would increase Mitsubishi Electric's interest expenses.
(6)    Significant patent matters
       Important patent filings, licensing, copyrights and patent-related
       disputes may adversely affect related businesses.
(7)    Environmental legislation or relevant issues
       We may incur losses or expenses owing to changes in environmental
       legislation or the occurrence of environmental issues. Such changes in
       legislation or the occurrence of environmental issues may also impact
       manufacturing and all corporate activities of the Mitsubishi Electric
       Group.
(8)    Flaws or defects in products or services
       We may incur losses or expenses resulting out of flaws or defects in
       products or services, and the lowered reputation of the quality of all
       our products and services may affect the entire Mitsubishi Electric
       group.
(9)    Litigation and other legal proceedings
       The Mitsubishi Electric Group's operations may be affected by lawsuits
       or other legal proceedings against Mitsubishi Electric, its
       subsidiaries and/or equity-method affiliated companies.
(10)   Disruptive changes
       Disruptive changes in technology, development of products using new
       technology, timing of production, and market introduction may adversely
       affect the Mitsubishi Electric Group's performance.
(11)   Business restructuring
       The Mitsubishi Electric Group may record losses due to restructuring
       measures.
(12)   Natural disasters
       The Mitsubishi Electric Group's operations, particularly manufacturing
       activities, may be affected by the occurrence of earthquakes, typhoons,
       tsunami, fires and other large-scale disasters.
(13)   Other significant factors
       The Mitsubishi Electric Group's operations may be affected by the
       outbreak of social or political upheaval due to terrorism, war,
       pandemic by new strains of influenza and other diseases, or other
       factors.
       

Notes

1. Change in accounting policy

From this fiscal year, the company has adopted Financial Accounting Standards
Board Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2011-05 "Presentation of Comprehensive
Income." Comprehensive income has been presented in the consolidated
comprehensive income statement.

Accordingly, the company has adopted ASU 2011-05 retrospectively for the same
period of the previous fiscal year. Although ASU 2011-05 requires to present
separate line items for reclassification adjustments of items out of
accumulated other comprehensive income into net income, the company has not
presented separately due to deferral in the application schedule as stated in
ASU 2011-12 "Deferral of the Effective Date for Amendments to the Presentation
of Reclassifications of Items Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income in
Accounting Standards Update No. 2011-05."

About Mitsubishi Electric

With over 90 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products,
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) is a recognized world leader in
the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment
used in information processing and communications, space development and
satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy,
transportation and building equipment. Embracing the spirit of its corporate
statement, Changes for the Better, and its environmental statement, Eco
Changes, Mitsubishi Electric endeavors to be a global, leading green company,
enriching society with technology. The company recorded consolidated group
sales of 3,639.4 billion yen (US$ 44.4 billion*) in the fiscal year ended
March 31, 2012. For more information visit http://www.MitsubishiElectric.com

*At an exchange rate of 82 yen to the US dollar, the rate given by the Tokyo
Foreign Exchange Market on March 31, 2012

Contact:

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Investor Relations Inquiries:
Investor Relations Group
Corporate Finance Division
Tel: +81-3-3218-2391
Cad.Irg@rk.MitsubishiElectric.co.jp
or
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Public Relations Division
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