Dentsu Reports Consolidated Financial Results for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2013 (Japanese GAAP) —Posts 1,941.2 Billion Yen in Consolidated Billings (Net Sales) (2.5% year-on-year increase), 58.4 Billion Yen in Operating Income (12.5% increase), 59.0 Billion Yen in Ordinary Income (6.1% decrease) and 36.3 Billion Yen in Net Income (22.9% increase)— Business Wire TOKYO -- May 14, 2013 Dentsu Inc. (TOKYO: 4324) (ISIN: JP3551520004) (President & CEO: Tadashi Ishii; Head Office: Tokyo; Capital: 58,967.1 million yen) today convened a meeting of its Board of Directors at its Head Office in Tokyo at which it finalized its consolidated and non-consolidated financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 (April 1, 2012–March 31, 2013; hereinafter "the fiscal year under review"). Summary of financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 During the fiscal year under review, the Japanese economy showed a gradual recovery due to demand from reconstruction in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the effects of policies such as Japan's eco-car subsidy program. However, the situation remained uncertain due to concerns about the prolonged European government debt crisis as well as the slowdown in economic growth seen in China and other emerging economies. Thanks to economic measures implemented at the end of last year which led to a rapid weakening of the yen and higher stock prices, expectations for the future have been growing. The actual situation, however, is likely to remain unpredictable. Meanwhile, demand for advertising, mainly television spots, showed a strong upturn in the April-June quarter as the market rebounded from the effects of the devastating earthquake and tsunami which had affected the advertising industry during the same period a year earlier. However, against the background of increasing uncertainty about the future of the global economy, advertising demand started to slow in the summer. Dentsu's estimate for advertising expenditures in Japan for the 2012 calendar year was 5,891.3 billion yen, an increase of 3.2% compared with the 2011 calendar year. This marked the first increase in five years. Looking at the breakdown of advertising expenditures by medium, spending in the Traditional Media category rose 2.9%, and advertising in Promotional Media was up 1.4%. Satellite Media-Related advertising expenditures posted double-digit growth (up 13.7%) for the third consecutive year, and Internet advertising also showed strong growth (up 7.7%). A quarterly breakdown of advertising expenditures for the traditional media in the 2012 calendar year showed that spending rose steadily during the first half of the year, but fell slightly below previous-year levels during the second half. Under such circumstances, the Dentsu Group (hereinafter "the Group") leveraged its comprehensive resources and proactively pursued a diverse array of business opportunities by offering "Integrated Communication Design" solutions. Furthermore, events such as the London 2012 Olympic Games, TOYOTA Presents FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012, and the 2013 World Baseball Classic provided the Group with opportunities for multi-faceted business development. In the fiscal year under review, the Group posted consolidated billings (net sales) of 1,941,223 million yen, an increase of 2.5% compared with the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. The Group recorded gross profit of 345,940 million yen, an increase of 3.9%; operating income of 58,466 million yen, an increase of 12.5%; ordinary income of 59,027 million yen, a decrease of 6.1%; and net income of 36,336 million yen, an increase of 22.9%. Looking at the results by business segment, net sales of 1,878,846 million yen, an increase of 2.5% compared with the previous fiscal year, and segment income of 52,853 million yen, an increase of 13.4%, were posted in the Advertising segment. In the Information Services segment, net sales of 71,094 million yen, an increase of 11.3%, and segment income of 3,053 million yen, an increase of 72.0%, were posted. Net sales in the Other Business segment totaled 16,547 million yen, a decrease of 8.3%, with segment income of 924 million yen, an increase of 48.6%. By geographic area, net sales of 1,667,679 million yen, an increase of 1.6% compared with the previous fiscal year, and operating income of 53,431 million yen, an increase of 11.4%, were posted in Japan. In other countries, net sales of 282,442 million yen, an increase of 8.0%, and operating income of 4,789 million yen, an increase of 23.5%, were posted. Regarding Dentsu Group companies with a December 31 closing date, including subsidiaries in countries other than Japan, their financial results for the twelve months from January 1 to December 31, 2012 are, as a general rule, incorporated in the consolidated financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. Dentsu posted non-consolidated billings (net sales) of 1,412,376 million yen, an increase of 0.5% compared with the previous fiscal year; gross profit of 197,867 million yen, an increase of 1.7%; operating income of 35,766 million yen, an increase of 12.9%; ordinary income of 39,091 million yen, a decrease of 3.8%; and net income of 28,189 million yen, a decrease of 33.2%. For more details regarding the consolidated and non-consolidated results, please see the presentation slides (will be uploaded on May 17, 2013) in the Presentation Materials section of the company website at: http://www.dentsu.com/ir/ Reference: Scope of Consolidated Financial Results As of March 31, 2013, the Dentsu Group includes 656 consolidated subsidiary companies and 56 affiliated companies accounted for by the equity method. 87 of these companies are located in Japan and 625 in countries other than Japan. By business segment, 692 of these companies fall into the Advertising segment, 15 into the Information Services segment, and 5 into the Other Business segment. Outlook for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014 Uncertainty about the future of the European debt crisis remains, but economic recovery is progressing in the United States as well as in emerging countries. Since the Japanese economy is also expected to grow due to the effects of recent economic stimulus measures, the global economy is expected to recover gradually in the coming year. Against this backdrop, Dentsu has drawn up a new medium-term management plan. In order to become a next-generation agency network which provides unparalleled value through the Group's unique capabilities, it will create new marketing communications that go beyond the framework of existing advertising business. In addition to building a network that supports its clients' businesses worldwide, it will develop and provide integrated solutions that lead the digital age, as well as achieve sustainable growth and increase profitability in the Japanese market, the Group's strongest base. For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, on a consolidated basis, Dentsu forecasts billings (net sales) of 2,283.4 billion yen, an increase of 17.6% year on year; gross profit of 571.8 billion yen, an increase of 65.3%; operating income before amortization of goodwill and intangible assets of 100.1 billion yen; operating income of 58.5 billion yen, an increase of 0.1%; ordinary income of 58.7 billion yen, a decrease of 0.6%; and net income of 19.1 billion yen, a decrease of 47.4%. In March 2013, Dentsu completed proceedings for the acquisition of global media and digital communications group Aegis Group plc (hereinafter "Aegis"), and established a new global operating unit, Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd. (hereinafter "DAN") in London. DAN's financial results will be included in Dentsu's report of financial results from the first quarter of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014. Accordingly, goodwill amortization of 24.5 billion yen and other intangible assets of 11.4 billion yen have been included as selling, general and administrative expenses in this forecast. Both these amounts are tentative figures at the present time, and may be subject to change after further careful examination. In any event, all examination procedures are expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter. Calculations were made using the exchange rate of GBP 1 = JPY 143.16, the rate that was in effect for the January–March 2013 period. The billings (net sales) figure includes the revenue figures provided by DAN that were calculated using IFRS. Since it is generally thought that gross profit figures are the most useful when making comparisons with competitors worldwide, Dentsu has positioned growth rate in gross profit as one of the management plan objectives in its new medium-term management plan. Going forward, Dentsu is considering the voluntary adoption of IFRS for the fiscal year ending March 2015 in order to increase comparability in international capital markets. Adopting IFRS will eliminate the need for annual straight-line amortization of goodwill as well as the difficulty of estimating in advance the amount of goodwill that must be amortized whenever a company is acquired. Operating margin before amortization of goodwill and intangible assets has been included as another management plan objective in Dentsu's new medium-term management plan. The operating income before amortization of goodwill and intangible assets forecast of 100.1 billion yen comprises the operating income figure to which has been added 29.2 billion yen as amortization of goodwill incurred through acquisitions (including the acquisition of Aegis) and 12.4 billion yen as other intangible assets. Cash dividends applicable to the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 Based on a comprehensive view of such factors as business results for the fiscal year under review, the medium- to long-term results outlook and the Group's funding situation, cash dividends per share of common stock are expected to be 32.00 yen, including an interim dividend of 16.00 yen and a year-end dividend of 16.00 yen. Cash dividends per share of common stock applicable to the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, are expected to be 32.00 yen, including an interim dividend of 16.00 yen and a year-end dividend of 16.00 yen. Overview of New Medium-Term Management Plan "Dentsu 2017 and Beyond" The establishment of the Dentsu Aegis Network marks a new beginning for the Dentsu Group as a truly global player who operates in 110 countries. In line with the acquisition of Aegis, the Group will operate under its new medium-term management plan, "Dentsu 2017 and Beyond," which starts from FY2013 and goes through to FY2017. With regard to "Dentsu Innovation 2013," the Group's current medium-term plan, the Group will review its overall activities and accomplishments, and will incorporate agendas that further need to be addressed into the new management plan. ● Medium-Term Management Plan Objectives (FY2017) - Annual organic growth rate in gross profit: 3–5% - Ratio of gross profit generated from markets outside of Japan: 55% or higher - Ratio of gross profit generated from digital businesses: 35% or higher - Operating margin before amortization of goodwill and intangible assets*: 20% or higher Operating margin before amortization of goodwill and intangible * assets = Operating income before amortization of goodwill and intangible assets÷ gross profit Operating margin before amortization of goodwill and intangible assets stands for operating income that excludes amortization of goodwill and intangible assets as the result of an acquisition ● Corporate Strategy 1. To establish a comprehensive global network that supports clients' businesses around the globe 2. To reinforce competitive strengths in the digital space that plays a central role in all client solutions 3. To make further innovations in the area of business process management so as to enhance profitability 4. To reinforce the business platform in Japan, the Group's largest operating market 5. To actively participate in CSR activities Cautionary statement with respect to forward-looking statements These business results forecasts have been made by Dentsu on the basis of currently available information, and hence involve potential risks and uncertainties. Consequently, actual business results may differ from the forecasts due to changes in various factors. Consolidated Financial Results for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2013 1.Summary of Consolidated Balance Sheets (Millions of yen: Rounded down to the nearest one million yen) As of As of % Change March 31, 2012 March 31, 2013 ASSETS Current assets 722,223 1,122,602 55.4 Noncurrent assets 479,671 1,082,966 125.8 Total assets 1,201,894 2,205,569 83.5 LIABILITIES Current liabilities 525,181 1,317,554 150.9 Noncurrent liabilities 119,824 279,377 133.2 Total liabilities 645,005 1,596,931 147.6 NET ASSETS Shareholders' equity 541,929 570,419 5.3 Accumulated other (5,638) 14,076 – comprehensive income Minority interests 20,598 24,141 17.2 Total net assets 556,889 608,637 9.3 Total liabilities and net 1,201,894 2,205,569 83.5 assets 2.Summary of Consolidated Statements of Income (Millions of yen: Rounded down to the nearest one million yen) Fiscal year Fiscal year ended ended % Change March 31, March 31, 2012 2013 Net sales 1,893,055 1,941,223 2.5 Gross profit 332,807 345,940 3.9 Operating income 51,977 58,466 12.5 Non-operating income 15,880 10,016 (36.9) Non-operating expenses 5,014 9,455 88.6 Ordinary income 62,843 59,027 (6.1) Extraordinary income 7,194 13,854 92.6 Extraordinary loss 11,578 9,571 (17.3) Income before income taxes 58,459 63,310 8.3 and minority interests Net income 29,573 36,336 22.9 3.Summary of Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Millions of yen: Rounded down to the nearest one million yen) Fiscal year Fiscal year ended ended % Change March 31, March 31, 2012 2013 Income before minority 31,505 38,748 23.0 interests Other comprehensive income 23,839 20,856 (12.5) Comprehensive income 55,344 59,605 7.7 4.Summary of Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Millions of yen: Rounded down to the nearest one million yen) Fiscal year Fiscal year ended ended March 31, 2012 March 31, 2013 Net cash provided by operating 26,397 83,295 activities Net cash used in investing 45,941 (51,236) activities Net cash used in financing (27,331) (5,349) activities Effect of exchange rate change on cash and (1,866) 3,905 cash equivalents Net increase in cash and cash 43,140 30,616 equivalents Cash and cash equivalents at 131,662 175,956 beginning of period Increase in cash and cash equivalents from 1,152 1,006 newly consolidated subsidiary Cash and cash equivalents at 175,956 207,578 end of period Non-Consolidated Financial Results for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2013 1.Summary of Non-Consolidated Balance Sheets (Millions of yen: Rounded down to the nearest one million yen) As of As of % Change March 31, 2012 March 31, 2013 ASSETS Current assets 593,069 538,121 (9.3) Noncurrent assets 472,595 871,265 84.4 Total assets 1,065,664 1,409,387 32.3 LIABILITIES Current liabilities 512,175 819,679 60.0 Noncurrent liabilities 90,390 97,202 7.5 Total liabilities 602,566 916,881 52.2 NET ASSETS Shareholders’ equity 458,266 478,475 4.4 Valuation and translation 4,831 14,029 190.4 adjustments Total net assets 463,098 492,505 6.4 Total liabilities and net 1,065,664 1,409,387 32.3 assets 2.Summary of Non-Consolidated Statements of Income (Millions of yen: Rounded down to the nearest one million yen) Fiscal year Fiscal year ended ended % Change March 31, 2013 March 31, 2012 Net sales 1,404,663 1,412,376 0.5 Gross profit 194,636 197,867 1.7 Operating income 31,693 35,766 12.9 Non-operating income 13,634 12,549 (8.0) Non-operating 4,673 9,224 97.4 expenses Ordinary income 40,654 39,091 (3.8) Extraordinary income 27,142 13,301 (51.0) Extraordinary loss 6,154 9,903 60.9 Income before income 61,642 42,489 (31.1) taxes Net income 42,212 28,189 (33.2) About the Dentsu Group Led by Dentsu Inc. (TOKYO: 4324) (ISIN: JP3551520004), the world's largest advertising agency brand with a history of 112 years, the Dentsu Group offers a comprehensive range of client-centric communications and media services in 110 countries across five continents. Its Japan-wide network and London-based global operating unit Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., which oversees the operations of Aegis Media, a leading global media and digital communications specialist, as well as those of the Dentsu Network, which manages all of Dentsu's other global business operations outside Japan, together employ around 36,000 dedicated professionals. The Group is also active in the production and marketing of sports and entertainment content on a global scale. Dentsu Inc.: www.dentsu.com Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd: www.dentsuaegisnetwork.com Dentsu News: http://www.dentsu.com/news/index.html Contact: Dentsu Inc. Shusaku Kannan, (813) 6216-8042 Senior Manager Corporate Communications Division firstname.lastname@example.org
Dentsu Reports Consolidated Financial Results for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2013 (Japanese GAAP)
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