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  • October 29, 2018
  • Press Release
  • Company Name : Capcom Co., Ltd.
    Representative: Haruhiro Tsujimoto, President and COO
    (Code No. 9697 First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange)
    Contact: Public Relations and Investor Relations Section
    Phone Number: +81-6-6920-3623

Sales and Profit Up in Consolidated Results
for the Six Months Ended September 30, 2018
Net Sales Up 28.5%, Operating Income Up 110.1% Year-over-year

- All profit items achieve highest levels in Capcom history, driven by core Consumer business -

Capcom Co., Ltd. today announced that net sales increased to 43,327 million yen in its consolidated business results for the six months ended September 30, 2018 (up 28.5% year-over-year). Operating income was 10,508 million yen (up 110.1% year-over-year), and ordinary income was 10,297 million yen (up 105.3% year-over-year). Net income attributable to owners of the parent was 6,849 million yen (up 96.8% year-over-year).

This quarter, Monster Hunter: World, which has caused a sensation in the market since its January release, drove results after surpassing 10 million units shipped—a first for any single title in Capcom's history. Also in the core Digital Contents business, titles such as the new Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, released outside of Japan, and the Mega Man X Legacy Collection performed well. Additionally, as a result of healthy sales growth of high-margin catalog titles, the Digital Contents business drove earnings, resulting in the highest operating income at the end of a second quarter in company history.

The forecast for the consolidated business results for the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2019 remains the same as what was projected at the financial results announcement on May 8, 2018.

1. Results for the 6 months ended September 30, 2018

  Net sales Operating income Ordinary income Net income attributable to owners of the parent
  Million Yen Million Yen Million Yen Million Yen
6 months
ended September 30, 2018
43,327 10,508 10,297 6,849
6 months
ended September 30, 2017
33,729 5,001 5,016 3,481

2. Earnings forecast for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019

  Net sales Operating income Ordinary income Net income attributable to owners of the parent Earnings per share of common stock
  Million Yen Million Yen Million Yen Million Yen Yen
Year ending
March 31, 2019
96,000 17,000 16,500 12,000 109.60

3. Status of Each Operational Department

(1) Digital Contents
(Units : Millions of Yen)
  6 months ended
September 30, 2017
6 months ended
September 30, 2018
Difference (%)
Net sales 20,138 34,195 69.8%
Operating income 3,830 11,751 206.8%
Operating margin 19.0% 34.4% -

  1. a. In this business, the Monster Hunter series served as the driving force in improving the Company's business performance, with feature title Monster Hunter: World (for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One), which contributed to growth of the Company in the previous fiscal year, not only gaining further popularity through the expansion of its user base but also boosting profits through the strong performance of the Steam version for PC that was released in August. In addition, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (for Nintendo Switch) was released in markets outside of Japan and enjoyed robust sales owing to its consistent popularity.
  2. b. Furthermore, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC), a new title released in overseas markets, performed strongly, while Mega Man X Legacy Collection, Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 and Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2 (for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC in all three cases) performed well thanks to a dedicated fan base and strong brand capabilities. In addition, high-margin catalog titles steadily increased sales and contributed to improving profitability.
  3. c. The resulting net sales were 34,195 million yen (up 69.8% from the same term in the previous fiscal year) and operating income was 11,751 million yen (up 206.8% from the same term in the previous fiscal year).
(2) Arcade Operations
(Units : Millions of Yen)
  6 months ended
September 30, 2017
6 months ended
September 30, 2018
Difference (%)
Net sales 5,179 5,504 6.3%
Operating income 634 734 15.7%
Operating margin 12.2% 13.3% -
  1. a. In this business, in spite of the effects of temporary factors such as the inclination to stay home due to the record heat wave, the Company promoted arcades as a familiar entertainment option to secure a wide range of customers, including repeat customers, the middle-aged and seniors, as well as women and families with children. These promotions included installing game machines that meet diverse customer demands, conducting service day campaigns, and holding various events.
  2. b. During the period under review, the Company opened one store in Hiroshima prefecture and closed one in Ibaraki prefecture, bringing the total number of stores to 36.
  3. c. The resulting net sales were 5,504 million yen (up 6.3% from the same term in the previous fiscal year) and operating income was 734 million yen (up 15.7% from the same term in the previous fiscal year).
(3) Amusement Equipments
(Units : Millions of Yen)
  6 months ended
Setptember 30, 2017
6 months ended
September 30, 2018
Difference (%)
Net sales 7,330 2,224 (69.7%)
Operating income 1,925 (625)
Operating margin 26.3% -
  1. a. In the Pachinko & Pachislo sub-segment, the Company launched Street Fighter V, Rockman Ability and other products in a weak market environment and sales struggled due to the downturn in consumer confidence and dampening investments by the Pachinko/Pachislo hall operators.
  2. b. The Arcade Games Sales sub-segment also struggled and business was generally weak, due to a lack of new products.
  3. c. The resulting net sales were 2,224 million yen (down 69.7% from the same term in the previous fiscal year) and an operating loss of 625 million yen (compared to an operating income of 1,925 million yen in the same term of the previous fiscal year).
(4) Other Businesses
(Units : Millions of Yen)
  6 months ended
September 30, 2017
6 months ended
September 30, 2018
Difference (%)
Net sales 1,080 1,403 29.9%
Operating income 571 685 20.0%
Operating margin 52.9% 48.8% -

The net sales from Other Businesses, mainly consisting of royalty income from the licensing and sale of character merchandise, were 1,403 million yen (up 29.9 % from the same term, in the previous fiscal year) and operating income was 685 million yen (up 20.0 % from the same term in the previous fiscal year).

Inquiries regarding the above information may be directed to:

Capcom Co., Ltd.
Public Relations and Investor Relations Section
(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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