SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD. Reports Financial Results For The Three-month
Period Ended June 30, 2014
TOKYO, Aug. 6, 2014
TOKYO, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (the
"Company") today announced consolidated results for the three-month period
ended June 30, 2014. 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.
Key Figures (millions of yen, except percentages and per
3 months actual 3 mos. ended 6/14 3 mos. YoY change
Net sales 37,754 24,083 +56.8%
Operating income (loss) 5,068 689 +634.9%
Recurring income (loss) 4,855 1,498 +224.2%
Net income (loss) 3,408 (493) －
EPS, basic 29.57 yen (4.29) yen －
Full year YoY change
FY ending 3/15 FY ended
Net sales 140,000~150,000 155,023 (9.7)~(3.2)%
Operating income (loss) 5,000~10,000 10,543 (52.6)~(5.2)%
Ordinary income (loss) 5,000~10,000 12,534 (60.1)~(20.2)%
Net income (loss) 3,500~6,500 6,598 (47.0)~(1.5)%
EPS, basic 30.38~56.42 yen 57.28 yen －
For additional information, please refer to the full-length Consolidated
Financial Results document here: www.hd.square-enix.com/eng/15q1release.pdf,
or the Company's IR website: http://www.hd.square-enix.com/eng/ir/
During the three-month period ended June 30, 2014, "MURDERED: SOUL SUSPECT," a
console game title, was released and repeat sales of titles released last
fiscal year were strong.
In the area of content for platforms such as smart devices and PC browser,
"SENGOKU IXA," a PC browser game and "DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS SUPER LIGHT," a
game for smartphones have continued to build upon its already solid growth.
"SCHOOLGIRL STRIKERS," a game for smartphones released in April 2014 (Japan
only), made an encouraging start.
Massively multiplayer online role playing games such as "FINAL FANTASY XIV"
and "DRAGON QUEST X," have been making favorable progress.
In the Amusement segment, "PUZZLE & DRAGONS BATTLE TOURNAMENT," an amusement
machine, was released, and the operation of the amusement facilities has been
showing steady performance through efficient store management efforts, in
spite of raising the consumption tax rate.
In the six-month period ending September 30, 2014, net sales, operating
income, ordinary income, and net income are expected to exceed respectively
the range of the Company's consolidated results forecasts previously disclosed
on May 12, 2014. This is mainly attributable to the following factors: repeat
sales of software titles for consumer game consoles are exceeding the original
plan, and the Company is making continued group-wide efforts of cost
reduction. Therefore, the Company has decided to revise its previous
consolidated results forecasts.
On the other hand, the Company does not revise its consolidated results
forecast for the full year ending March 2015 at this point, mainly due to the
uncertainties in the second half of the fiscal year.
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 110
million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 64 million units
worldwide and TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 42 million units worldwide,
and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®.
More information on Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. can be found at
Media, analyst and investors contacts:
Tokyo: +81 03. 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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