Ichigo Group Holdings Co., Ltd. Announces Dividend for the Fiscal Year Ended February 28, 2015, Payable on May 25, 2015; Provides Dividend Guidance for the Fiscal Year 2016; Announces Consolidated and Parent Company Earnings Results for the Year Ended February 28, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal Year 2016
Apr 20 15
Ichigo Group Holdings Co., Ltd. announced dividend of JPY 1.30 per share, payable on May 25, 2015 for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2015.
The company expects fiscal year 2016 dividend of JPY 2.00 per share.
The company announced consolidated and parent company earnings results for the year ended February 28, 2015. For the year, revenues were JPY 42,705 million, operating profit was JPY 8,189 million, recurring profit was JPY 7,255 million, profit before income taxes was JPY 7,220 million and net profit was JPY 6,761 million against revenues were JPY 35,101 million, operating profit was JPY 3,912 million, recurring profit was JPY 3,597 million, profit before income taxes was JPY 3,900 million and net profit was JPY 4,526 million for the same period a year ago. Net cash used for operating activities was JPY 34,392 million and acquisition of property and equipment was JPY 10,769 million against net cash from operating activities of JPY 1,254 million and acquisition of property and equipment of JPY 7,150 million a year ago. Net profit per diluted share was JPY 13.47 against JPY 9.71 per basic share a year ago. Return on equity was 13.0% against 11.8% a year ago. Return on assets was 5.0% against 3.7% a year ago. Acquisition of intangible assets was JPY 389 million.
For the year, parent company revenues were JPY 9,198 million, operating profit was JPY 6,857 million, recurring profit was JPY 6,650 million and net profit was JPY 6,719 million or JPY 13.38 per diluted share against revenues were JPY 5,346 million, operating profit was JPY 3,238 million, recurring profit was JPY 2,633 million and net profit was JPY 4,027 million or JPY 8.64 per diluted share for the same period a year ago.
For the year ending February 2016, the company expects revenues of JPY 45,000 million, operating profit of JPY 11,700 million, recurring profit of JPY 10,250 million and net profit of JPY 9,150 million or JPY 18.30 per share.
Ichigo Group Holdings Co., Ltd. Changes in Representative Statutory Executive Officers, Effective May 24, 2015 (Expected)
Apr 20 15
Since October 2008, Chairman Scott Callon and President Kenji Iwasaki have led Ichigo's business expansion, including the development and growth of Ichigo's real estate value-add and asset management businesses and the launch of Ichigo's clean energy business. In this final year of Ichigo's Shift Up 2016 Mid-Term Business Plan (MTP) and with the expectation of moving forward under a new MTP from next year, Ichigo has decided to broaden its senior management team and push operating authority further into that management team in order to increase the speed of decisions and accelerate Ichigo's earnings growth. Under the new structure, President Iwasaki will join Callon as a Chairman and work to drive earnings across the full breadth of Ichigo's businesses. Executive Vice President Takuma Hasegawa will become President with primary responsibility for leading and growing Ichigo's real estate value-add and clean energy businesses. Wataru Orii, President of Ichigo Real Estate Investment Advisers, the manager of the Ichigo REIT (8975), will lead Ichigo's asset management business, focusing on Ichigo REIT and the development of new specialized asset class REITs. Executive Vice President Minoru Ishihara will take on the additional role of group COO and continue to lead Ichigo's tenant-focused real estate services and economic revitalization activities in regional areas. Date of Change: May 24, 2015 (expected).
Ichigo Group Holdings Co., Ltd. Proposes Amendments to Articles of Incorporation
Apr 20 15
Ichigo Group Holdings Co., Ltd. announced at the AGM to be held on May 24, 2015. The company proposed amendments to articles of incorporation: To put fuller focus on Ichigo's core identity as Ichigo, simplify the English corporate name to Ichigo Inc.; to allow for potential future business developments, clarify and add business
purposes; to allow for the possibility of future mergers and acquisitions, strategic business partnerships, and capital alliances, increase the number of authorized shares; and provide for flexibility in posts held by statutory executive officers.