KYOCERA Announces Consolidated Financial Results for Year Ended March 31, 2013

  KYOCERA Announces Consolidated Financial Results for Year Ended March 31,
  2013

           Company to increase shareholder dividend for fiscal 2014

Business Wire

KYOTO, Japan -- April 25, 2013

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) today announced its consolidated
financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, as summarized
below. Complete details are available at:
http://global.kyocera.com/ir/financial/f_results.html


Financial Results: Years Ended March 31
Unit: Millions (except percentages and per-share amounts)
                Years Ended March 31,
                 2012         2013       Increase           2013    2013
                (FY12)        (FY13)      (Decrease)          (FY13)   (FY13)
                 in JPY        in JPY      Amount    %        in USD   in EUR
                                           in JPY
Net sales:       1,190,870     1,280,054   89,184     7.5      13,618   10,579
Profit from      97,675        76,926      (20,749)   (21.2)   818      636
operations:
Income before    114,893       101,363     (13,530)   (11.8)   1,078    838
income taxes:
Net income
attributable
to               79,357        66,473      (12,884)   (16.2)   707      549
shareholders
of Kyocera
Corporation:
Diluted
earnings per
share
attributable    432.58       362.36     -         -       3.85    2.99
to
shareholders
of Kyocera
Corporation:
Note: As a convenience to the reader, U.S. dollar (USD) and euro (EUR)
conversions are provided based on the rates of
USD1 = JPY94 and EUR1 = JPY121, rounded to the nearest unit.


Summary of Consolidated Financial Results
The year ended March 31, 2013 ("the period") was characterized by slower
growth in demand for digital consumer equipment, the principal market for the
Kyocera Group, as compared with the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012 ("the
prior period"). However, Japan's solar energy market expanded substantially on
stronger demand for residential solar electric generating systems, as well as
the introduction of a new feed-in tariff in July 2012 that created a sharp
increase in demand for public, industrial and utility-scale solar power
projects.

Consolidated net sales for the period consequently increased 7.5% compared to
the prior period, to JPY1,280,054 (USD13,618) million, due primarily to growth
in the Applied Ceramic Products Group and the Semiconductor Parts Group, along
with the full-year contribution of a consolidated subsidiary newly added
partway through the prior period. However, profit was impacted by a JPY21,300
(USD266) million charge^1 recorded at AVX Corporation, a U.S.-based
subsidiary, for environmental remediation in New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts
(U.S.A.). Due in part to this charge, profit from operations decreased 21.2%,
to JPY 76,926 (USD818) million; income before income taxes decreased 11.8%, to
JPY101,363 (USD1,078) million; and net income attributable to shareholders of
Kyocera Corporation decreased 16.2%, to JPY 66,473 (USD707) million.


Financial Results: Three Months Ended March 31
Unit: Millions (except percentages)
               Three Months Ended March 31,
                2012       2013       Increase        2013       2013
               (FY12-Q4)   (FY13-Q4)   (Decrease)       (FY13-Q4)   (FY13-Q4)
                in JPY      in JPY      Amount  %       in USD      in EUR
                                        in JPY
Net sales:      305,481     353,530     48,049   15.7    3,761       2,922
Profit from     9,302       25,692      16,390   176.2   273         212
operations:
Income before   12,289      32,481      20,192   164.3   346         268
income taxes:
Net income
attributable
to             7,247      21,503     14,256  196.7  229        178
shareholders
of Kyocera
Corporation:
Note: As a convenience to the reader, U.S. dollar (USD) and euro (EUR)
conversions are provided based on the rates of
USD1 = JPY94 and EUR1 = JPY121, rounded to the nearest unit.


Consolidated Forecast for the Year Ending March 31, 2014
During the year ending March 31, 2014 ("fiscal 2014"), global production of
digital consumer equipment, including smartphones and tablet PCs, is expected
to begin a recovery trend. In addition, a moderate recovery in production
levels is expected in the industrial machinery and automotive markets, along
with continued growth in Japan's solar energy market. Consequently, the
business climate surrounding Kyocera for fiscal 2014 is expected to improve as
compared with fiscal 2013.

Kyocera intends to take full advantage of this recovering business environment
by turning these trends into improved performance. In its Components Business,
Kyocera will work to further increase sales and to improve profitability
through reduction of manufacturing costs by commencing production this summer
at a new plant in Vietnam to serve growing demand, and by developing its solar
energy business through the comprehensive capabilities of the Kyocera Group.
In addition, Kyocera will target revenue and profit growth in its Equipment
Business by increasing sales of mobile phone handsets through new and expanded
telecommunications carrier relationships in North America, and by increasing
production of document imaging equipment in Vietnam.

Kyocera will also develop new opportunities to integrate group-wide
manufacturing, development and marketing capabilities in both the component
and equipment businesses. Through these initiatives, Kyocera aims to expand
business by strengthening new-product development and increasing market share.

"Kyocera has always believed in passing on the profits of its operations to
shareholders through dividends," stated newly appointed president of Kyocera
Corporation, Goro Yamaguchi. "I am pleased to announce that Kyocera will
increase its dividend payout ratio on a consolidated basis in order to further
enhance shareholder returns and expand the shareholder base. In view of the
forecast for fiscal 2014, we expect to increase full-year dividends by JPY40
compared to fiscal 2013, to JPY160 per share."


Consolidated Forecast: Year Ending March 31, 2014

Unit: Yen in millions (except percentages, per-share amounts and exchange
rates)
                                                            
                                                                 Increase
                                     Fiscal 2013  Fiscal 2014  (Decrease)
                                     Results       Forecast      (%) to Fiscal
                                                                 2013 Results
Net sales:                           1,280,054     1,400,000     9.4
Profit from operations:              76,926        140,000       82.0
Income before income taxes:          101,363       150,000       48.0
Net income attributable to
shareholders of Kyocera              66,473        96,000        44.4
Corporation:
Diluted earnings per share
attributable                         362.36        523.33        -
to shareholders of Kyocera
Corporation:
Average USD exchange rate:           83            95            -
Average EUR exchange rate:           107           123           -
                                                                 

NOTE: Forecast of earnings per share is computed based on the diluted average
number of shares outstanding during the year ended March 31, 2013.
^1 This charge was converted into yen using the P&L rate of USD1 = JPY80, the
average exchange rate in FY13-Q1, rounded to the nearest unit, according to
the actual amount recorded in Kyocera's FY13-Q1 consolidated results.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in
this press release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and
uncertainties including, but not limited to, product demand, competition,
regulatory approvals, the effect of economic conditions and technological
difficulties, and other risks detailed in the Company's filings with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission.

About KYOCERA

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) (http://global.kyocera.com/), the
parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a
producer of fine ceramics (also known as "advanced ceramics"). By combining
these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with
other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of printers,
copiers, solar power generating systems, telecommunications equipment,
electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial
ceramics. The company is ranked #492 on Forbes magazine's 2013 "Global 2000"
listing of the world's largest publicly traded companies.

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