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Benesse Holdings, Inc. engages in the education, lifestyle, senior/nursing care, language/global leadership training, and other businesses. Its Domestic Education segment offers Shinkenzemi and Kodomo Challenge correspondence courses; various education programs for senior high schools comprising Shinken Simulated Exams; and study support, a learning assessment study aid, as well as operates cram and prep schools. The company’s Overseas Education segment provides correspondence courses for preschool children in China and Taiwan. Its Lifestyle segment publishes magazines that deal with pregnancy, childbirth, and childcare; provides mail-order services; and operates and manages Websites. The company’s Senior/Nursing Care segment provides residential care services, home help services, training courses for nursing care personnel, and staff placement and personnel dispatch services. Its Language/Global Leadership Training segment offers translation, interpreting, language instruction, global leadership training, and other services. The company also engages in telemarketing and temporary staffing, computer information processing, and system development and sales businesses. In addition, it is involved in the provision of advertising, university information magazines, office operational management, outsourcing, and support services; hotel and campsite operation and management; rights management of music publications; insurance agency business; and general trading and quality assurance business related to educational equipment, toys, and other items. The company was formerly known as Benesse Corporation and changed its name to Benesse Holdings, Inc. in 2009. Benesse Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Okayama, Japan.

20,005 Employees
Last Reported Date: 06/23/14
Founded in 1955

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Benesse Holdings, Inc. to Cut 300 Jobs Through Voluntary Redundancy

Benesse Holdings Inc. announced that it will cut some 300 jobs in its corporate group through a voluntary redundancy scheme to streamline its back-office sections as part of a cost-cutting effort. Benesse Holdings will also transfer some 700 employees to growth areas such as cram school operations and nursing care services. Benesse urgently need to cut costs as it is expected to suffer a group net loss of between ¥1 billion and ¥9 billion in the current business year to March due to costs to deal with massive customer information leaks at its correspondent service provider subsidiary Benesse Corp. subject to the redundancy program are all employees at Benesse Holdings, Benesse Corp. and Synform Co., a Benesse group information system subsidiary, as well as back-office workers at group companies.

Benesse Holdings, Inc., Q2 2015 Earnings Call, Oct 31, 2014

Benesse Holdings, Inc., Q2 2015 Earnings Call, Oct 31, 2014

Benesse Holdings, Inc. Announces Consolidated Earnings Results for the Six Months Ended September 30, 2014; Announces Dividend for the Six Months Ended September 30, 2014 and Provides Dividend Guidance for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2015; Provides Consolidated Earnings Guidance for the Full Year Ending March 31, 2015

Benesse Holdings, Inc. announced consolidated earnings results for the six months ended September 30, 2014. For the six months, the company announced net sales of JPY 233,178 million against JPY 230,233 million a year ago. Operating income was JPY 26,221 million against JPY 24,023 million a year ago. Loss before income taxes and minority interests was JPY 469 million against income before income taxes and minority interests of JPY 23,839 million a year ago. Net loss was JPY 2,095 million or JPY 21.79 per share against net income of JPY 12,544 million or JPY 129.90 per basic share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was JPY 34,060 million against JPY 35,396 million a year ago. Purchase of tangible fixed assets was JPY 2,416 million compared to JPY 4,167 million for the same period a year ago. Purchases of software was JPY 7,473 million compared to JPY 5,855 million for the same period a year ago.   For the six months ended September 30, 2014, the company declared dividend of JPY 47.50 per share same as previous year.   For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015, the company expects to pay year end dividend of JPY 47.50 per share same as previous year.   The company provided consolidated earnings guidance for the full year ending March 31, 2015. For the full year ending March 31, 2015, the company expects to report net sales of JPY 467,000 million, operating income of JPY 28,000 million, ordinary income of JPY 26,500 million and net loss between JPY 9,000 million and JPY 1,000 million or between JPY 93.56 and JPY 10.40 per share.


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