SEPTENI HOLDINGS Sees Double Digit Growth in FY9/12 Earnings on Strong Sales of Social Games, Internet Advertising
TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SEPTENI HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (JASDAQ: 4293), a leading Japanese Internet advertising and related services company, recorded double digit earnings growth during fiscal year September 2012 on the back of strong demand for social games and favorable demand for Internet advertising created by the diffusion of smartphones. Therefore sales, and operating, ordinary and net incomes rose by 19.4%, 64.5%, 67.2%, and 57.8% year-over-year respectively.
Internet Marketing Business recorded growth of 12.1% and 36.8% year-over-year to JPY33.5 and JPY1.3 billion in sales and operating income, respectively, on the back of continued expansion in advertising for the Internet, especially smartphones. Media Contents Business saw strong sales growth of 236.3% year-over-year to JPY4.3 billion while operating income recovered to a profit of JPY227 million from a loss of JPY29 million in the previous term. This strong performance is attributed in part to the expansion of services provided through the merger of two subsidiaries, and strong growth in social games provided to smartphones and other platforms.
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SEPTENI recorded an increase in total assets of JPY2.1 billion from the end of the previous term to JPY14.3 billion at the end of the current term. Current assets rose by JPY2.0 billion over the same period to JPY11.3 billion on the back of increases in receivables and cash and equivalents. Fixed assets also rose by JPY162 million to JPY2.9 billion over the same period. Total liabilities also grew by JPY1.2 billion from the end of the previous term to JPY7.1 billion at the end of the current term. At the same time, net assets rose by JPY903 million to JPY7.2 billion at the end of the current term.
With regards to forward looking earnings, SEPTENI has chosen to announce estimates for only the quarter immediately following the term for which actual results have been announced due to difficulty in estimating earnings in light of rapid changes within the social gaming realm, and refrain from announcing earnings estimates at this point in time. They will be quickly disclosed as soon as SEPTENI can make rational estimates.
SEPTENI HOLDINGS consists of a group of companies conducting various unique businesses in their respective specialized fields including technology and media content, with a central focus upon the Internet advertising agency business. The SEPTENI Group provides comprehensive e-marketing support services through cooperation and collaboration with all of its group companies.
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