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  • July 28, 2011
  • Press Release
  • Company Name : Capcom Co., Ltd.
    Representative: Haruhiro Tsujimoto, President and COO
    (Company Code: 9697 Tokyo-Osaka Stock Exchange)
    Contact: Public Relations and Investor Relations Office
    Phone Number: +81-6-6920-3623

Lower earnings on lower sales on Financial Results
for ended June 30, 2011
37.2% decrease in Net Sales, 22.9% decrease in Operating Income
from Previous Term

- Mobile and Online businesses contributed to the profit
despite the lack of major titles -

Capcom Co., Ltd. would like to announce that net sales decreased to 11,953 million yen (down 37.2% from the previous year). As for profits, operating income decreased to 775 million yen (down 22.9 % from the previous year), and ordinary income increased to 546 million yen (up 152.8 % from the previous year). Net income for the current period increased to 338 million yen (up 58.2 % from the previous year).

In flagship Consumer Online Games business, there were no new major titles launched during this 3 months. Meanwhile the continued success of "Monster Hunter Freedom 3", which was a big hit previous fiscal year, "Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D", "Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition" basically achieved projected sales.

In the Mobile Contents business, Capcom launched "Beeline" in April 2011 as an innovative new brand for smartphones, while establishing Beeline Interactive Japan Co., Ltd. to develop and distribute games. In addition, "Smurfs' Village", a big hit since its launch last year, continued to enjoy extreme success.

As a results, consolidated financial results for ended June 30, 2011 was decreased in sales and operating income, affected by the lack of major titles in the Consumer Online Games business.

Forecast for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012 is not changed due to the need to monitor changes in market conditions in the remaining three quarters of the fiscal year.



1. Results for the 1st quarter ended June 30, 2011 (from April 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011)

  Net sales Operating income Ordinary income Net income
  Million Yen Million Yen Million Yen Million Yen
3 months ended
June 30, 2011
11,953 775 546 338
3 months ended
June 30, 2010
19,037 1,005 216 213

2. Forecast for the Fiscal Year ending March 31, 2012

  Net sales Operating income Ordinary income Net income Earnings per share
of common stock
  Million Yen Million Yen Million Yen Million Yen Yen
6 months ending Sept. 30, 2011 26,000 700 600 200 3.43
Year ending March 31, 2012 86,000 12,100 12,000 7,000 120.87


3. Status of Each Operational Department


(1) Consumer Online Games
(Units : Million Yen)
  3 months ended
June 30, 2010
3 months ended
June 30, 2011
Difference
(%)
Net sales 14,995 6,462 -56.9%
Operating income 1,784 419 -76.5%
Operating margin 11.9% 6.5% -

a. In this business segment, in addition to the continued success of "Monster Hunter Freedom 3" (for PlayStation Portable), which was a big hit last fiscal year, "Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D" (for Nintendo 3DS), "Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition" (for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360) and the online exclusive title "Monster Hunter Frontier Online Forward.1" (for PC, Xbox 360) basically achieved projected sales.

b. The resulting net sales were 6,462 million yen (down 56.9 % from the same term last year), and the operating income was 419 million yen (down 76.5 % from the same term last year).




(2) Mobile Contents
(Units : Million Yen)
  3 months ended
June 30, 2010
3 months ended
June 30, 2011
Difference
(%)
Net sales 680 1,223 79.8%
Operating income 97 451 362.2%
Operating margin 14.3% 36.9% -

a. The social game market expanded rapidly. "Smurfs' Village", a big hit since its launch through Facebook last year, continued to enjoy extreme success. Social games continued strong performance, as exemplified by the total number of downloads of "Smurfs' Village" in excess of 19 million, together with "Zombie Cafe" and "Lil' Pirates", which also underwent growth, served as the driving force in increasing revenues.

b. In addition to "Monster Hunter: Dynamic Hunting" for iPhone / iPod touch faring well, the distribution of "Resident Evil: Outbreak Survive" for "GREE", one of the most popular SNS in Japan with "Mobage" was commenced in June, while also providing "Sengoku BASARA: Mobile" for "Mobage".

c. The resulting net sales were 1,223 million yen (up 79.8 % from the same term last year), and the operating income was 451 million yen (up 362.2% from the same term last year).




(3) Arcade Operations
(Units : Million Yen)
  3 months ended
June 30, 2010
3 months ended
June 30, 2011
Difference
(%)
Net sales 2,630 2,832 7.7%
Operating income 178 521 192.5%
Operating margin 6.8% 18.4% -

a. Ten of Capcom's arcades in the Kanto and Tohoku regions were seriously affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, including damages to the building, flooding and breakage of equipment. Although they were forced to shut down temporarily, intense recovery efforts subsequently enabled all arcades to reopen for business in April 2011.

b. In this environment, arcades are regaining ground as they are re-evaluated as readily accessible entertainment that is "affordable, close (to home) and brief (short-term)" owing to the waning of excessive self-restraint that was evident immediately after the earthquake, further helped by the tail wind of inclination to economize.

c. In the absence of the closing and the opening of arcades during the current period, the total number of arcades remains the same as at the end of the previous fiscal period, at 37.

d. The resulting net sales were 2,832 million yen (up 7.7 % from the same term last year), and the operating income was 521 million yen (up 192.5 % from the same term last year).




(4) Amusement Equipments
(Units : Million Yen)
  3 months ended
June 30, 2010
3 months ended
June 30, 2011
Difference
(%)
Net sales 252 870 245.3%
Operating income -169 6 -
Operating margin -67.1% 0.7% -

a. As regards arcade game machines, with the product supply cycle entering a slow period, Capcom made efforts to promote the sale of existing products in addition to releasing "New Super Mario Brothers: Wii Coin World".

b. As for the Pachislo machines, Capcom was forced to engage in repeat sales with no shipment of new products, the business having entered the sowing period.

c. The resulting net sales were 870 million yen (up 245.3% from the same term last year), and the operating income was 6 million yen (the operating loss of the same term last year was 169 million yen).



(5) Other Businesses
(Units : Million Yen)
  3 months ended
June 30, 2010
3 months ended
June 30, 2011
Difference
(%)
Net sales 479 564 17.8%
Operating income 30 254 729.2%
Operating margin 6.3% 45.0% -

The net sales from other businesses, mainly character-related licensing royalties, were 564 million yen (up 17.8 % from the same term last year), and the operating income was 254 million yen (up 729.2% from the same term last year).




Inquiries regarding the above information may be directed to:

Capcom Co., Ltd.
Public Relations Office
(Email) ir@capcom.co.jp
(Address) 3-1-3, Uchihiranomachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 540-0037, Japan
(Tel)+81-6-6920-3623 (Fax) +81-6-6920-5108
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