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  • October 29, 2019
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  • 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

Operating Income Up 33.2%, Net Income Up 43.7% Year-over-year in Capcom's Consolidated Results for the Six Months Ended September 30, 2019
- Driven by digital shift in Consumer business, all profit items achieve highest levels in Capcom history despite dip in sales -

Capcom Co., Ltd. today announced that in its consolidated business results for the six months ended September 30, 2019 net sales were 37,272 million yen (down 14.0% year-over-year), operating income was 13,992 million yen (up 33.2% year-over-year), and ordinary income was 14,002 million yen (up 36.0% year-over-year). Net income attributable to owners of the parent was 9,846 million yen (up 43.7% year-over-year).

This quarter, despite a dip in net sales year-over-year, in the core Digital Contents business Monster Hunter World: Iceborne shipped 2.8 million units supported by consistent popularity, driving profitability improvements, while sales growth of high-margin digital downloads, including major catalog titles such as Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5, also contributed, resulting in the highest profit at all levels 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, 2020 remains the same as what was projected at the financial results announcement on May 7, 2019.

1. Results for the 6 months ended June 30, 2019

  Net sales Operating income Ordinary income Net income attributable to owners of the parent Earnings per share
  Million Yen Million Yen Million Yen Million Yen Yen
6 months ended September 30, 2019 37,272 13,992 14,002 9,846 92.23
6 months ended September 30, 2018 43,327 10,508 10,297 6,849 62.56

2. Earnings forecast for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020

  Net sales Operating income Ordinary income Net income attributable to owners of the parent Earnings per share
  Million Yen Million Yen Million Yen Million Yen Yen
Year ending
March 31, 2020
85,000 20,000 19,500 14,000 131.15

Note: Recent changes in earnings forecast for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020: None

3. Status of Each Operational Department

(1) Digital Contents
(Millions of Yen)
  6 months ended
September 30, 2018
6 months ended
September 30, 2019
Difference (%)
Net sales 34,195 29,163 (14.7%)
Operating income 11,751 14,503 23.4%
Operating margin 34.4% 49.7% -

  1. a. In this business, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) experienced solid sales and led profit growth. In addition, healthy sales of high-margin catalog titles also boosted profit. Specifically, sales of Resident Evil 2 (for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC) and Devil May Cry 5 (for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC), both hits in the previous fiscal year, continued to grow due to an expanded user base. Monster Hunter: World (for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC), which was launched in January 2018, also continued to display its long sales life.
  2. b. The resulting net sales were 29,163 million yen (down 14.7% from the same term in the previous fiscal year) due to an increase in the percentage of digital sales. Operating income was 14,503 million yen (up 23.4% from the same term in the previous fiscal year) mainly due to contributions from Monster Hunter World: Iceborne and catalog titles.
(2) Arcade Operations
(Millions of Yen)
  6 months ended
September 30, 2018
6 months ended
September 30, 2019
Difference (%)
Net sales 5,504 6,233 13.3%
Operating income 734 915 24.6%
Operating margin 13.3% 14.7% -
  1. a. In this business, the Company worked to secure a wide range of customers, including core users, repeat customers, and families through elaborately planned, community-based promotion activities, such as holding various events and conducting service day campaigns, under the banner of "the No. 1 arcade in the community."
  2. b. During the period under review, the total number of arcades increased to 39 with the opening of two new arcades: Plaza Capcom Ikebukuro (Tokyo) and Plaza Capcom Fujiidera (Osaka).
  3. c. The resulting net sales were 6,233 million yen (up 13.3% from the same term in the previous fiscal year) and operating income was 915 million yen (up 24.6% from the same term in the previous fiscal year).
(3) Amusement Equipments
(Millions of Yen)
  6 months ended
September 30, 2018
6 months ended
September 30, 2019
Difference (%)
Net sales 2,224 241 (89.1%)
Operating income (625) 67 -
Operating margin - 27.8% -
  1. a. In an environment in which the shrinkage of the game machine market shows no signs of stopping, mainly due to the revision in pachislo model certification methods, the Company did not launch any new models and focused on business from licensing during the quarter.
  2. b. The resulting net sales were 241 million yen (down 89.1% from the same term in the previous fiscal year), although the Company secured an operating income, albeit small, of 67 million yen (an operating loss of 625 million yen for the same term in the previous fiscal year).
(4) Other Businesses
(Millions of Yen)
  6 months ended
September 30, 2018
6 months ended
September 30, 2019
Difference (%)
Net sales 1,403 1,633 16.4%
Operating income 685 733 7.0%
Operating margin 48.8% 44.9% -

The net sales from Other Businesses, mainly consisting of royalty income from the licensing and sale of character merchandise, were 1,633 million yen (up 16.4% from the same term in the previous fiscal year) and operating income was 733 million yen (up 7.0% 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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