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Higher Earnings Attributable to Increase in Pachinko/Pachislot Machines Sold

(February 03, 2014)

TOKYO, Feb. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In the pachinko/pachislot business, 4 pachinko and 3 pachislot titles were sold in the third quarter under review, and major pachinko titles, including the latest offering in the "Evangelion" pachinko series, were steadily launched. This resulted in an increase in the total number of pachinko and pachislot machines sold year-over-year.



Moreover, a variety of initiatives based on the "Ultraman" series owned by the Group company, Tsuburaya Production Co., Ltd. were successfully deployed, including a TV series and events to mark the 50th anniversary of Tsuburaya Production, contributing to higher earnings. In addition, orders for CG video creation for various media, such as movies, games, and pachinko/pachislot, increased, further boosting earnings.



As a result of these factors, operating results were as described above.


Full-year consolidated earnings forecasts remain unchanged since the forecasts provided in Summary of Financial Information and Business Results (consolidated) for the Year Ended March 31, 2013, released on May 7, 2013.




Summary of Financial Information and Business Results (Consolidated) for the Nine Months Ended December 31, 2013 (Year Ending March 31,2014)



http://www.fields.biz/ir/j/files/press/2014/press_20140204ae.pdf



Outlook Review



-Development and commercialization of IP-



(1)"HERO'S Monthly" comic magazine




Comic books of serialized stories in the magazine are sequentially published, and a project to make several movies is underway to further expand the fan base.




(2)"GINGA KIKOTAI: Majestic Prince" series




Following the broadcasting of a TV animation and the development and sale of goods linked to the comic magazine, we plan to distribute social games (native application) in February 2014.




(3)"Ultraman" series




In the "Ultraman" series, we distributed social games (native application) and sold pachislot machines, following the TV broadcast and movie release of "Ultraman Ginga" and "ULTRA MONSTERS RUSH: ULTRA FRONTIER," as well as the development of arcade games in collaboration with partner companies.




(4)Interactive media




We launched 5 titles, including 4 Web applications and 1 native application, in the third quarter under review.




(5)Pachinko/Pachislot




The total number of pachinko machines sold was approximately 139,000 (up about 60,000 year-over-year) and the total number of pachislot machines sold was about 92,000 (up about 400 year-over-year). 























































































































Financial Results and Forecast (Consolidated) (Japan GAAP)

 

 

 

 

 

(Unit: Billion yen)

Q3

3.2013

Q3

3.2014

YoY

3.2014E

YTD

Net Sales

47.7

54.2

113.5%

120.0

45.2%

SG&A Expenses

16.2

17.3

106.8%

25.3

68.4%

Operating Income

(1.1)

2.0

--

12.5

16.0%

Ordinary Income

(0.9)

2.0

--

12.5

16.0%

Net Income

(0.6)

1.2

--

6.3

19.0%

Total Asset

71.1

75.4

106.0%

--

--

Net Asset

48.6

55.2

113.6%

--

--

Net Income per share (Yen)

(29.5)

36.9

--

189.8

19.4%

CF from Operating Activities

0.2

0.3

 

 

 

CF from Investing Activities

(4.1)

(2.4)

 

 

 

CF from Financing Activities

(2.0)

(2.0)

 

 

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

12.2

19.1

 

 

 

















































































































 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

ROE

12.4%

(3.5)%

8.2%

17.1%

12.2%

8.9%

ROA

17.3%

1.6%

11.6%

17.1%

10.0%

10.3%

Shareholders' Equity (Billion yen)

44.7

39.4

41.7

47.6

51.8

54.9

Shareholders' Equity Ratio

64.3%

75.8%

50.5%

59.2%

54.6%

51.2%

Annual Dividend Per Share (Yen)*

45

45

45

50

50

50

Payout Ratio

29.5%

--

45.9%

22.1%

27.7%

35.1%

Operating Income (Billion yen)

13.1

1.9

8.1

13.1

8.5

10.3

Net Income (Billion yen)

5.2

(1.4)

3.2

7.5

5.9

4.7

Pachinko Machine Sold (Thousand machine)

273

202

330

262

233

99

Pachislot Machine Sold (Thousand machine)

210

128

119

217

179

228


* The company conducted a 100-for-1 stock split on October 1, 2012. Regarding the graph above, the figures have been changed reflecting the stock split accordingly.



About Fields



Fields Corporation and the Fields Group have a mission to provide "The Greatest Leisure for All People" in the form of products and services to meet the needs of a society with increasing leisure time. We are also identifying business opportunities through research, analysis and forecasting of lifestyle and environmental changes, and developing our business in a wide range of entertainment fields including the comics, animation, video/live media, interactive media, consumer products and pachinko/pachislot.


CONTACT: Further Information
Fields Corporation Corporate Communications Office
Our website: http://www.fields.biz/ir/e/
Tel.: +81-3-5784-2109 Mail: ir@fields.biz
Person in charge : Kotaro Karino

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