Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Provides Year End Dividend and Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2016; Reports Unaudited Consolidated and Parent Earnings Results for Nine Months Ended December 31, 2015
Jan 29 16
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. provided year end dividend guidance for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. For the year ending March 31, 2016, the company expected year end dividend of JPY 100.00 per share compared to the same dividend paid in the previous year.
For the year ending March 31, 2016, the company expects net sales to be JPY 1,200,000 million, operating income to be JPY 272,000 million, income before income taxes to be JPY 276,000 million, net income attributable to the company to be JPY 202,000 million or basic earnings per share to be JPY 954.16.
The company reported unaudited consolidated and parent earnings results for nine months ended December 31, 2015. For the nine months, on consolidated basis, the company reported net sales of JPY 949,487 million against JPY 777,714 million a year ago. Operating income was JPY 235,414 million against JPY 161,105 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was JPY 240,023 million against JPY 181,495 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was JPY 176,132 million against JPY 131,206 million a year ago. Basic earnings per share were JPY 831.97 against JPY 619.75 a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was JPY 109,290 million against JPY 142,781 million for the same period a year ago. Capital expenditures were JPY 126,015 million against JPY 68,007 million for the same period a year ago.
For the third quarter, on consolidated basis, the company reported net sales of JPY 339,678 million against JPY 301,129 million a year ago. Operating income was JPY 83,274 million against JPY 71,955 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was JPY 83,710 million against JPY 86,170 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was JPY 60,766 million against JPY 62,691 million a year ago. Basic earnings per share were JPY 287.03 against JPY 296.12 a year ago.
For the nine months, on parent basis, the company reported net sales of JPY 697,349 million against JPY 563,757 million a year ago. Operating income was JPY 55,152 million against JPY 47,547 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was JPY 97,018 million against JPY 108,728 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was JPY 87,886 million against JPY 90,608 million a year ago. Basic earnings per share were JPY 415.14 against JPY 427.99 a year ago. Capital expenditures were JPY 11,230 million against JPY 10,686 million for the same period a year ago.
For the third quarter, on parent basis, the company reported net sales of JPY 232,679 million against JPY 211,241 million a year ago. Operating income was JPY 15,073 million against JPY 24,238 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was JPY 33,236 million against JPY 58,239 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was JPY 28,511 million against JPY 47,922 million a year ago. Basic earnings per share were JPY 134.68 against JPY 226.36 a year ago.
Murata Manufacturing Co. Launches LQP02HQ Series of Film-Type Chip Inductors
Jan 27 16
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has launched its LQP02HQ series of film-type high-frequency chip inductors in the 01005, or 0.4 x 0.2mm, size. Along with the trend toward increased multiband capability, multi-functionality and ever more sophisticated functions, the configuration of the RF circuits in smartphones and other compact mobile devices is becoming more complex, and the number of components being incorporated is increasing. At the same time, the volume accounted for by the batteries inside these mobile devices has become larger and larger, necessitating the RF circuits to be configured in more limited spaces. This is one reason for the rising demand for ultra-compact RF inductors with high Q characteristics capable of reducing circuit loss to the absolute minimum. It is against this backdrop that Murata has developed and released the LQP02HQ series of inductors whose Q characteristics are further improved over those of the company's LQP02TQ series. Using the company's latest proprietary microprocessing technology, these products feature the optimum coil patterns and L-shaped electrode construction. By enlarging the dimension in the height direction rather than in the horizontal direction, Murata has achieved the high Q characteristics in the 01005 size. These characteristics are on a par
with those of its LQP03TN_02 series in the 0201 size. Another feature is that, the use of high-accuracy monolithic processing technology, the new components support an inductor tolerance of 0.05 nH (0.4 to 1.5 nH), which is the world's lowest. The series lineup consists of 57 items with inductance values that range from 0.4 nH to 22 nH, and Murata will be continuing its efforts to further increase the inductance values
of its future components while also developing even smaller components with high Q characteristics. The LQP02HQ series does not contain any materials whose use is restricted by the RoHS Directive. Features of this inductors are Ultra-compact 01005 size (0.4 x 0.2 x 0.3 mm); high Q characteristics achieved in the 01005 size; Ultra-tight tolerance (inductance tolerance: 0.05 nH [0.4 to 1.5 nH]) that is the world's lowest in the 01005 size; Product line consisting of 57 items (with inductance values ranging from 0.4 nH to 22 nH).
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Releases NFP0RSN_HL2 Series of Common Mode Noise Filters
Jan 27 16
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has released the NFP0RSN_HL2 series of film-type common mode noise filters in the ultra-small 018012 size. The new filters are slim and are 0.45 x 0.30 mm (height: max. 0.25 mm) in small size. The NFP0RSN_HL2 series of filters feature extremely small lands supported and narrow-pitch mounting enabled made possible by a new design feature for the external electrode shape; high common mode noise suppression effect in the communication band (maximum effect achieved at 1.1 GHz and 1.2 GHz) and design consistent with 100 characteristic impedance and a high cut-off frequency enabling noise suppression measures to be taken without adversely affecting the signal waveforms. These filters are used in high-speed differential transmission lines (Mipi, USB 2.0, USB 3.1 Gen 1, etc.) in smartphones, mobile phones, wearable devices such as watches, and other small-size mobile devices.