DGAP-News: Higher Earnings Attributable to Increase in Pachinko/Pachislot Machines Sold

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DGAP-News: Fields Corporation /
Higher Earnings Attributable to Increase in Pachinko/Pachislot
Machines Sold

04.02.2014 / 08:45

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Contribution of Expansion of 'Ultraman' Series and CG Video Creation

TOKYO, 2014-02-04 08:45 CET (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      Q3     YoY  3.2014E    YTD
                              3.2013  3.2014                        
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Net Sales                       47.7    54.2  113.5%    120.0  45.2%
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SG&A Expenses               16.2    17.3  106.8%     25.3  68.4%
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Operating Income               (1.1)     2.0      --     12.5  16.0%
Ordinary Income                (0.9)     2.0      --     12.5  16.0%
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Net Income                     (0.6)     1.2      --      6.3  19.0%
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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%
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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                        
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                                        2008    2009   2010   2011   2012   2013
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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%
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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%
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Annual Dividend Per Share (Yen)*          45      45     45     50     50     50
Payout Ratio                           29.5%      --  45.9%  22.1%  27.7%  35.1%
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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
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Pachinko Machine Sold (Thousand          273     202    330    262    233     99
 machine)                                                                       
Pachislot Machine Sold (Thousand         210     128    119    217    179    228
 machine)                                                                       
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* 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
News Source: NASDAQ OMX


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