Thank you for joining the SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD. Results Briefing Session for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012.
Today's session will start with a presentation on the financial results of the fiscal year by Yosuke Matsuda, Director and Chief Financial Officer, after which there will be a presentation on the progress of our business strategy by Yoichi Wada, President and Representative Director.
I’m Yosuke Matsuda. I would like to explain the financial results of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012.
Please see page 1 of the Earnings Release. For the fiscal year, net sales is ¥127.8 billion, operating income is ¥10.7 billion, recurring income is ¥10.2 billion, and net income of ¥6.0 billion. As compared to the prior fiscal year, the results show an increase in both sales and profit. The fiscal year result is as forecasted.
Please see page 17 of the Earnings Release for detail on the reporting segments.
Now I would like to make a few comments on the financial results. Please see the Consolidated Balance Sheet on page 8 of the Earnings Release. Total assets amount ¥213.9 billion. A major item is the content production account of ¥25.0 billion (an approximately ¥5 billion increase as compared to the ¥19.8 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011), which includes large titles to be released in the current fiscal year.
Further, there has been no amortization of goodwill in the asset account since the prior fiscal year.
Please see the liabilities on page 9 of the Earnings Release. Short-term loans increased by ¥4.0 billion, from ¥1.3 billion to ¥5.2 billion, mainly due to the short-term funding for the development studios in Europe.
The foreign currency translation adjustment account in the total net assets increased to ¥8.6 billion due to the strong yen rate, and relates to the variable exchange rate on foreign investments.
The information on the future forecasts described in this material is current as of May 14, 2012. The company is not obliged to update or correct forecasts concerning the Company’s future results, including forecasts or outlook, if new information becomes available and/or events occur after May 14, 2012.