End of Year 2015 Report Summary: The New Ys Will Be Released in 2016

EOY2015

Falcom has released the End of Year 2015 Financial Report. For now, I will be following the powerpoint summary that they released. I will write up a translation of the more detailed balance sheet in a couple of weeks. Though there are definitely some interesting numbers in the primary balance sheet that I will be including as well, namely involving licensing and partnerships.

Summary of Data for the 9/2015 Fiscal Year

Total Sales: 1,575,000,000 yen (Approx. $12,812,000)
Operating Profit: 692,000,000 yen (Approx. $5,630,000)
Operating Income: 689,000,000 yen (Approx. $5,605,000)
Current Net Income: 456,000,000 yen. (Approx. $3,710,000)

In one million yen increments.

Subject 9/2014 Results 9/2015 Results Yearly Difference % Changed
Total Sales 2,541 1,575 966 38.0%
Operating Profit 1,302 692 609 46.8%
Operating Income 1,303 689 613 47.1%
Current Net Income 773 456 317 41.1%

 

  • 2015 saw the release of Tokyo Xanadu for the Playstation Vita. The game still received good sales, despite being a new IP.
  • Older Ys and Kiseki games were released in the English language, Sora no Kiseki FC Evolution was released, the finalization of a contract with Changyou.com for Chinese mobile title launches, and collaborative works with major game titles were released.

Plans for the 9/2016 Period

  • The latest title for the Falcom masterpiece Ys series will be released in 2016. The series had its 28th anniversary in the year 2015 and a variety of titles have been released for multiple platforms, and have been released in multiple languages throughout North America, Europe, and Asia territories.
  • The company will continue with sales promotions for Tokyo Xanadu and the Kiseki series.
  • As popularization is anticipated from hereon out, there are now plans to launch titles for the Playstation 4.
  • As titles are starting to gain recognition both domestically [note: this means in Japan, perspective of document], and internationally, the company will take on a proactive role in Falcom developed contents. There are plans for sequential expansion for English-language and Asian versions of products.

9/2016 Period Earnings Forecast

In one million yen increments.

Subject 9/2015 Results 9/2016 Prediction % Changed
Total Sales 1,575 1,700 7.9%
Operating Profit 692 700 1.0%
Operating Income 689 700 1.4%
Net Income 456 469 2.8%

Miscellaneous Sales Data

This is picked from parts of the earnings statement itself. This will also come back up again once I do the full translation on a later date.

Data for Previous Fiscal Year (10/1/2013 ~ 9/30/2014)

Data on Manufactured Goods and Services

In thousand yen increments.

Manufactured Goods Licensed Goods Total
Total Sales from External Clients 1,895,100 646,075 2,541,175

Total Regional Sales

In thousand yen increments.

Japan Asia North America / Europe Total
2,039,879 346,800 155,496 2,541,175

Primary Partner Information

In thousand yen increments.

Client Name Total Sales Related Business Segment
Konami Digital Entertainment 1,170,009 Game Development, Sales, and Marketing
Sony Computer Entertainment 509,022 Game Development, Sales, and Marketing

Data for This Fiscal Year (10/1/2014 ~ 9/30/2015)

Data on Manufactured Goods and Services

In thousand yen increments.

Manufactured Goods Licensed Goods Total
Total Sales from External Clients 770,537 804,495 1,575,032

Total Regional Sales

In thousand yen increments.

Japan Asia North America / Europe Total
1,053,630 350,257 174,144 1,575,032

Primary Partner Information

In thousand yen increments.

Client Name Total Sales Related Business Segment
Konami Digital Entertainment 600,623 Game Development, Sales, and Marketing
Sony Computer Entertainment 226,463 Game Development, Sales, and Marketing
Marvelous USA, Inc 167,520 Game Development, Sales, and Marketing

[ Falcom IR Report – 9/2015 Period Balance Sheet Supplemental Data ]
[ Falcom IR Report – 9/2015 Period Account Summary ]

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