Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. Reports Financial Results For The Fiscal Year
Ended March 31, 2013
TOKYO, May 13, 2013
TOKYO, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (the
"Company") today announced consolidated results for the fiscal year ended
March 31, 2013. The Company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, First
Section with the stock code "9684" and prepares its financial statements
according to Japan GAAP.
(millions of yen, except percentages and per share data)
Full year FY ended 3/13 FY ended 3/12 YoY change
Net sales 147,981 127,896 +15.7%
Operating income (6,081) 10,713 -
Recurring income (4,378) 10,297 -
Net income (loss) (13,714) 6,060 -
(119.19 yen) 52.66 yen -
per share, basic
For additional information, please refer to the full-length Consolidated
Financial Results document here: www.hd.square-enix.com/eng/13q4earnings.pdf
or the Company's IR website: www.square-enix.com/eng/ir
Summary of consolidated financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31,
In response to the latest environmental changes in the game industry, the
Group has implemented various strategic initiatives such as a change in its
development policy, organizational reforms, and redesign of some business
models. As a result of such initiatives, the Group posts the extraordinary
losses in addition to the recurring loss, which lead to net loss of 13,714
million yen for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013.
In the Digital Entertainment segment, the Group's operating income decreased
significantly, primarily due to underperformance of major titles for consumer
game consoles in North America and Europe. On the other hand, in the area of
content on platforms such as browser and smartphone, several existing games
are continuously contributing to the profit of this segment, and also new
titles such as "Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur" are expanding satisfactorily.
"DRAGON QUEST X," a major MMO, released in August 2012, has been showing
Regarding the Amusement segment, amusement facility operations have been
showing steady progress. However, negative effects caused by the sluggish
performance of arcade game machines that were released during the fiscal year
ended March 31, 2013 led to the operating loss of this segment.
The business environment surrounding the Group is in the midst of major
changes, where smart devices such as smartphones and tablet PCs are spreading
rapidly, while the console game markets in North America and Europe are
increasingly competitive and oligopolistic. In light of such environmental
changes, the Group is focusing all efforts on a substantial earnings
improvement through driving reforms of business structure in order to
establish new revenue base.
About Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, is a holding
company leading the Square Enix Group with a diverse range of content and
service businesses. The Square Enix Group publishes, distributes and licenses
entertainment content around the world under its internationally renowned
brands including SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO®. The Square Enix Group
includes a global network of leading development studios located in North
America, Europe and Japan. The Group boasts a valuable portfolio of
intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 100
million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 61 million units
worldwide and TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide,
and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®.
More information on Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. can be found at
Media, analyst and investor contacts:
Tokyo: +81 3.5292.8166
The forward-looking statements in this document are based upon the information
currently available, and necessarily include elements that are not entirely
predictable. Actual results may differ from the forward-looking statements in
DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS, FINAL FANTASY, SPACE INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE
ENIX logo, TAITO and TOMB RAIDER are registered trademarks or trademarks of
the Square Enix Group. All other trademarks are the property of their
SOURCE SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
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