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Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Fujitsu Ld.

1st Quarter Results

RNS Number : 4374K
Fujitsu Ld
30 July 2013
 



Fujitsu Limited

Consolidated Financial Results for the First-Quarter Ended June 30, 2013

 

July 30, 2013

Fujitsu Limited

Stock exchange listings:

Tokyo, Nagoya

Code number:

6702

URL:

http://jp.fujitsu.com/

Representative:

Masami Yamamoto, President and Representative Director

Contact person:

Isamu Yamamori

Vice President, Public and Investor Relations Division

Tel. +81 3 6252 2175

Scheduled filling date of statutory financial report:

August 9, 2013

Scheduled dividend payment date:

-

Supplementary material:

No

Financial results meeting:

Yes (for media and analysts)

                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                     

1. Consolidated Results for the First-Quarter Ended June 30, 2013

                                                                                                                                                                                     

(Monetary amounts are rounded to the nearest million yen)

(1) Consolidated Financial Results

(The percentage figures represent the percentage of increase or decrease against the same period of the previous year.)

 

Yen (Millions)

ReferenceComprehensive income :           1Q FY2013                       -1,901 million yen          [ - %]

                                                                     1Q FY2012                       -29,567 million yen        [ - %]

 

Yen

 

                                                                                                                                                                                       

(2) Consolidated Financial Position                                                               Yen (Millions)

ReferenceOwners' Equity:                          June 30, 2013                   619,378 million yen

                                                                      March 31, 2013               624,045 million yen

 

2. Dividends per Share of Common Stock

 

 

Dividends per Share (Yen)


1Q

2Q

3Q

Year-

End

Full Year

FY 2012

-

5.00

-

0.00

5.00

FY 2013

-





FY 2013 (Forecast)


0.00

-

-

-

Note: Revisions to forecast of dividends in this quarter; None

 Year-end dividend amounts for FY2013 (fiscal year ending March 31, 2014) has yet to be determined.

 

3. Consolidated Earnings Forecast for FY2013

(The percentage figures represent the percentage of increase or decrease against the same period of the previous year.)

Yen (Millions, except per share data)


Net Sales


Operating Income (Loss)


Net Income (Loss)


Net Income (Loss) per Common Share

Change (%)

Change (%)

Change (%)

1H FY2013

2,050,000

-1.1

-10,000

-

-30,000

-

-14.50

FY 2013

4,550,000

3.8

140,000

58.6

45,000

-

21.75

Note; Revisions to forecast of financial results in this quarter; None

 

4. Other Information

                                                                                                                                                                                       

(1)  Significant Changes to Subsidiaries in the Current Reporting Period

      (Changes to specified subsidiaries resulting from changes in scope of consolidation): None

 

(2)  Application of accounting procedures specific to preparation of quarterly consolidated financial

statements: None

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

(3)  Changes in accounting policies and accounting estimates, and restatements

1. Changes in accounting policies arising from revision of accounting standards: Yes

2. Changes arising from factors other than 1: None

3. Changes in accounting estimates: None

4. Restatements: None

                                                                                                                                                                                       

(4)  Number of Issued Shares (Common shares)

 

Notes;

1. Compliance with Quarterly Review Procedures

 

These materials fall outside the jurisdiction of the quarterly review procedures of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act. Therefore, at the time of disclosure, a portion of the audit has not yet been completed.

Upon completion of the review, a statutory quarterly report will be submitted on August 9, 2013.

 

2. Precautions on Usage of Earnings Projections

 

These materials may contain forward-looking statements that are based on management's current information, views and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Actual results may differ materially from those projected or implied in the forward-looking statements due to, without limitation, the following factors listed below.

For information regarding the assumptions used to prepare these projections, please refer to "3.FY2013 Earnings Projections."

 

- General economic and market conditions in key markets

             (Particularly in Japan, North America, Europe, and Asia, including China)

- Rapid changes in the high-technology market (particularly semiconductors, PCs, etc.)

- Fluctuations in exchange rates or interest rates

- Fluctuations in capital markets

- Intensifying price competition

- Changes in market positioning due to competition in R&D

- Changes in the environment for the procurement of parts and components

- Changes in competitive relationships relating to collaborations, alliances and technical provisions

- Risks related to public regulations, public policy and tax matters

- Risks related to product or services defects

- Potential emergence of unprofitable projects

- Risks related to R&D investments, capital expenditures, business acquisitions, business restructuring, etc.

- Risks related to natural disasters and unforeseen events

- Changes in accounting policies

 

Part I: Financial Results

 

1. Explanation of Financial Results

 

<Business Environment>

 

During the first quarter of fiscal 2013 (April 1, 2013 - June 30, 2013), the global economy continued to experience a weak recovery. In Europe, economic conditions continued to deteriorate as a result of fiscal austerity measures and rising unemployment. Although the US is experiencing a mild recovery, expectations that quantitative easing would be scaled down resulted in instability in financial markets. The rate of economic growth in emerging market countries continued to slow on account of depressed consumer spending and lower exports.

 

In Japan, the economy saw a partial improvement in consumer spending due to a stock market rally and yen depreciation spurred on by the government's economic policy and monetary easing by the Bank of Japan. Exports also displayed signs of recovery as a result of the improved economic environment due to yen depreciation.

 

Although companies in Japan continue to take a cautious stance toward investments in information and communication technology (ICT), there were signs of a partial recovery. Outside of Japan, primarily in Europe, economic conditions continued to deteriorate, and companies have persisted in putting constraints on investment spending.

 

FY2013 First-Quarter Financial Results                                                                           (Billion Yen)


1Q

FY2012

(Before Revisions)


1Q

FY2012

4/1/12-

6/30/12

1Q

FY2013

4/1/13-

6/30/13

Change vs. 1Q FY 2012


 

 

Change (%)


Net Sales

957.3


957.3

999.2

41.8

< -2 >   4.4


Cost of Sales

706.7


706.7

739.6

32.8

4.7


Gross Profit

250.6


250.6

259.6

8.9

3.6


[Gross Profit Margin]

  [ 26.2%]


[ 26.2%]

[ 26.0%]

[ -0.2%]



Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

275.6


* 277.3

282.4

5.0

1.8


Operating Income (Loss)

-25.0


* -26.7

-22.8

3.9

-


[Operating Income Margin]

[ -2.6%]


[ -2.8%]

[ -2.3%] 

[ 0.5%]



Other Income and Expenses

0.1


0.1

4.1

3.9

-


Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes and Minority Interests

-24.9


* -26.6

-18.7

7.8

-


Income Taxes

-1.8


-1.8

1.2

3.1

-


Minority Interests (Loss)

0.7


0.7

2.0

1.2

167.0


Net Income (Loss)

-23.7


* -25.4

-21.9

3.5

-


< > Change (%) Constant Currency

 

*In accordance with the amended IAS 19 Employee Benefits, of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), which the Fujitsu Group's consolidated subsidiaries outside of Japan have adopted, the figures for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 have been retroactively revised. As a result, selling, general and administrative expenses have increased by 1.6 billion yen, and operating income has been reduced by 1.6 billion yen. Similarly, other income statement figures, including net income, have also been revised.

 

Net assets have been reduced due to the unrecognized obligation for retirement benefits of subsidiaries outside Japan as of the end of fiscal 2012, which amounted to 157.3 billion yen, has been brought onto the consolidated balance sheet. For further details, please see "Retroactive Revisions from Changes in Accounting Standards."

 

<Profit and Loss>

 

Note: In these explanatory materials, the yen figures for net sales, operating income, and other figures are converted into US$ amounts, for reference purposes, at a rate of $1=99 yen, the approximate Tokyo foreign exchange market rate on June 30, 2013. Figures for and comparisons to prior reporting periods are provided only for reference. The impact of foreign exchange fluctuations has been calculated by using the average US dollar, euro, and British pound foreign exchange rates for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 to translate the current period's net sales outside Japan into yen.

 

Consolidated net sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 were 999.2 billion yen (US$10,093 million), an increase of 4.4% from the first quarter of fiscal 2012 as a result of foreign exchange fluctuations and other factors. Net sales in Japan declined by 5.7%. The decline in sales was primarily in hardware products, such as mobile phones and PCs. On the other hand, sales of system integration services rose in such sectors as manufacturing, financial services, and the public sector. Sales outside of Japan rose 22.8%. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange fluctuations, sales rose by 3%. Sales increased largely on a recovery in demand for optical transmission systems in North America, and there were also higher sales of LSI devices and electronic components.

 

For the first quarter of fiscal 2013, the average yen exchange rates against major currencies were 99 yen for the US dollar (representing yen depreciation of 19 yen from the first quarter of fiscal 2012), 129 yen for the euro (depreciation of 26 yen), and 152 yen for the British pound (depreciation of 25 yen). The impact of foreign exchange movements was to increase net sales by approximately 65.0 billion yen compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2012. Sales generated outside Japan as a percentage of total sales were 41.6%, an increase of 6.3 percentage points compared to the first quarter of the previous fiscal year, mainly as a result of foreign exchange fluctuations and a reduction in hardware sales in Japan.

 

Gross profit was 259.6 billion yen, an increase of 8.9 billion yen from the first quarter of fiscal 2012. Despite the adverse impact from the decline in sales of mobile phones and other products, gross profit increased because of foreign exchange movements and a variety of measures implemented to reduce costs. The gross profit margin was 26%, a decline of 0.2 of a percentage point from the first quarter of the prior fiscal year.

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses were 282.4 billion yen, an increase of 5.0 billion yen from the first quarter of fiscal 2012. The increase was the result of the weaker yen, despite the implementation of Group-wide measures to generate cost efficiencies, and decline on a constant currency basis.

 

Fujitsu recorded an operating loss of 22.8 billion yen (US$230 million), an improvement of 3.9 billion yen from the previous fiscal year's first quarter. While there was the adverse impact stemming from lower sales of mobile phones, the improvement was the result of the impact of a weaker yen and emergency workforce-related measures. In addition, the impact of structural reforms in the LSI business and businesses outside Japan has gradually begun to contribute to earnings.

 

There was 4.1 billion yen in other income and expenses, representing a year-on-year improvement of 3.9 billion yen, primarily the result of an improvement in foreign currency translation adjustments and a gain on the sale of equity securities.

 

Fujitsu reported a consolidated net loss of 21.9 billion yen (US$221 million), representing an improvement of 3.5 billion yen compared to the loss posted in the first quarter of fiscal 2012.  

  

<Results by Business Segment>

 

Information on fiscal 2013 first-quarter consolidated net sales (including intersegment sales) and operating income broken out by business segment is presented as follows.

 

Technology Solutions

(Billion Yen)

 

 

First Quarter FY2013

Change vs.

1Q FY2012

Net Sales

677.5

8.0 %

Japan

405.2

0.7 %

Outside Japan

272.3

21.1 %

Operating Income

2.5

3.4 

Consolidated net sales in the Technology Solutions segment amounted to 677.5 billion yen (US$6,843 million), an increase of 8% from the same period in fiscal 2012. Sales in Japan were essentially unchanged. Server-related sales declined due to a slower-than-expected initial launch period for new UNIX server products. In network products, despite higher spending by telecommunications carriers to expand LTE coverage, sales as a whole were on par with the first quarter of fiscal 2012, when there was higher demand for 3G communications equipment to handle increasing volumes of communications traffic. In infrastructure services, outsourcing services grew steadily, but overall sales were weak compared to the first quarter of the previous fiscal year, when demand related to network services increased as telecommunications carriers tried to keep up with higher volumes of communications traffic. For systems integration services, despite the adverse impact of a shift toward spending on hardware by telecommunications carriers, sales grew on account of increased spending, primarily in the manufacturing, financial services and public sectors. Sales outside Japan increased 21.1%. On a constant currency basis, sales increased by 3%. Infrastructure service sales declined due to the impact of corporate spending restraints from the economic downturn in Europe. In addition, sales of new UNIX server models were weak. Sales of optical transmission systems in the US increased on a recovery in spending by telecommunications carriers.

 

The segment posted operating income of 2.5 billion yen (US$25 million), up 3.4 billion yen compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2012. In Japan, operating income was positively impacted by higher sales of system integration services, while network-related sales fell and upfront R&D spending increased. Outside Japan, operating income rose as a result of cost reductions, primarily for x86 servers and in the European services business, as well as the impact of higher sales of network products.

 

(a) Services

(Billion Yen)

 

 

First Quarter FY2013

Change vs.

1Q FY2012

Net Sales

554.9

8.0 %


Japan

321.1

1.7 %


Outside Japan

233.8

18.2 %

Operating Income

5.5

    2.2  

 

Net sales in the Services sub-segment amounted to 554.9 billion yen (US$5,605 million), an increase of 8% from the first quarter of the previous fiscal year. Sales in Japan rose 1.7%. In systems integration services, despite the adverse impact of a shift toward spending on hardware by telecommunications carriers, sales rose due to increased spending, primarily in the manufacturing, financial services and public sectors. In infrastructure services, outsourcing services grew steadily, but overall sales were weak due to a drop in subscribers in the ISP business and a shift away from packaged products that include connection fees to stand-alone products. Also impacting comparisons was the increased demand related to network services in the first quarter of fiscal 2012, when telecommunications carriers tried to keep up with higher volumes of communications traffic. Sales outside Japan increased 18.2%. On a constant currency basis, sales were on par with the same period in fiscal 2012. Sales were adversely affected by lower corporate spending stemming from the economic downturn in Europe.

 

Operating income for the Services sub-segment was 5.5 billion yen (US$56 million), an increase of 2.2 billion yen compared to the first quarter of the previous fiscal year. In Japan, despite a decline in network service sales, operating income as a whole increased on the positive impact of higher sales of system integration services. Outside Japan, progress was made in achieving cost efficiencies in the European business, and goodwill amortization expenses declined.

 

In accordance with the amended IAS 19 Employee Benefits, of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), comparisons of operating income in the first quarter of fiscal 2012 reflect the retroactive revision of fiscal 2012 first quarter figures. For further details, please see "Retroactive Revisions from Changes in Accounting Standards." In this quarter, the change in the accounting standards caused retirement benefit expenses to increase by approximately 2.4 billion yen.

 

(b) System Platforms

(Billion Yen)

 

 

First Quarter FY2013

Change vs.

1Q FY2012

Net Sales

122.5

8.1 %

Japan

84.0

-2.8 %

Outside Japan

38.5

42.8 %

Operating Income

-2.9

1.1 

 

Net sales in the System Platforms sub-segment were 122.5 billion yen (US$1,237 million), an increase of 8.1% from the same period of the year earlier. Sales in Japan fell 2.8%. Server-related sales declined due to delays in the launch of new UNIX server products. In network products, despite higher spending by telecommunications carriers to expand LTE coverage, sales as a whole were on par with the first quarter of fiscal 2012, when there was higher demand for 3G communications equipment to handle growing volumes of communications traffic. Sales outside Japan increased 42.8%. On a constant currency basis, sales significantly increased by 17%. Sales of new UNIX server models were weak. Optical transmission system sales in the US increased on a recovery in spending by telecommunications carriers.

 

The System Platforms sub-segment posted an operating loss of 2.9 billion yen (US$29 million), representing an improvement of 1.1 billion yen compared to the same period of fiscal 2012. In Japan, operating income decreased due to lower sales and higher upfront R&D spending in network products. Outside Japan, income was positively impacted by cost efficiencies, primarily in the x86 server business, and higher sales of network products.

 

Ubiquitous Solutions

(Billion Yen)

 

 

First Quarter FY2013

Change vs.

1Q FY2012

Net Sales

215.9

-8.0 %

Japan

146.1

-16.9 %

Outside Japan

69.7

18.7 %

Operating Income

-17.1

-15.1  

Net sales in the Ubiquitous Solutions segment were 215.9 billion yen (US$2,181 million), a decline of 8% from the first quarter of fiscal 2012. Sales in Japan were down by 16.9%. PC sales declined as unit sales fell on account of the shrinking consumer PC market, and on account of the large-volume orders received during the first quarter of the previous fiscal year from customers in the financial services industry. In mobile phones, sales fell on account of the shrinking market for feature phones, in addition to revisions in the smartphone sales strategies of telecommunications carriers. Sales of the Mobilewear sub-segment's car audio and navigation systems were adversely impacted by lower new vehicle sales due to the conclusion of the government's subsidy program for eco-friendly vehicles, but sales as a whole rose as a result of strong sales of luxury vehicles. Sales outside Japan increased 18.7%. On a constant currency basis, sales increased 2%. Unit sales in Europe declined due to an emphasis on profitability, but Mobilewear sales rose, primarily in North America.

 

The Ubiquitous Solutions segment posted an operating loss of 17.1 billion yen (US$173 million), down 15.1 billion yen from the first quarter of the previous fiscal year. In Japan, unit sales of mobile phones declined and procurement costs rose. In addition, PC sales also fell on lower unit volumes and increased procurement costs as a result of yen depreciation. Despite the positive impact of higher sales, operating income for Mobilewear remained essentially unchanged from the first quarter of last year due to higher development expenses. Outside Japan, operating income benefitted from an emphasis on profitability for sales of PCs, as well as cost reductions in parts procurement. Mobilewear was also positively impacted by increased sales.

 

Device Solutions

(Billion Yen)

 

 

First Quarter FY2013

Change vs.

1Q FY2012

Net Sales

145.3

11.5 %

Japan

67.4

-6.4 %

Outside Japan

77.9

33.6 %

Operating Income

7.6

11.2 

Note: LSI devices sales include intrasegment sales to the electronic components business.

 

Net sales in Device Solutions amounted to 145.3 billion yen (US$1,468 million), an increase of 11.5% compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2012. Sales in Japan declined 6.4%. Sales of LSI devices used in smartphones increased, but sales of LSI devices used in digital audio-visual equipment and manufacturing equipment decreased. Sales of electronic components, including semiconductor packages and batteries, also decreased. Sales outside Japan increased by 33.6%. On a constant currency basis, sales increased 10%. Sales of LSI devices for smartphones, particularly in Asia, increased. For electronic components, sales of semiconductor packages, primarily to China, declined, but sales of batteries increased.

 

The Device Solutions segment recorded operating income of 7.6 billion yen (US$77 million), an improvement of 11.2 billion yen compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2012, and representing the second straight quarter of profitable results. In Japan, results for LSI devices were adversely affected by lower sales, but overhead expenses decreased because of the sale of production facilities in the prior fiscal year. Capacity utilization on the production lines for 300mm wafers remained high because of an increase in demand for use in smartphones, but capacity utilization rates on the production lines for standard logic devices continued to be low. Fujitsu is consolidating the production lines for standard logic devices in the Aizu-Wakamatsu region and thereby raise capacity utilization rates. Results for electronic components were adversely affected by lower sales and the burden of development expenditures incurred by an affiliate developing semiconductors for communications equipment. Operating income outside of Japan improved on higher demand and the impact of higher sales resulting from the weaker yen.

 

As part of the structural reforms to its LSI business, Fujitsu implemented an early retirement incentive plan with the aim of adjusting the headcount in the business to an optimal level. In Japan, 1,963 employees enrolled in the program, of which approximately 1,600 retired by the end of June. Employees working on production lines for standard logic devices who signed up for an early retirement incentive plan are expected to retire after the production lines have been consolidated in the Aizu-Wakamatsu region.

Other/Elimination and Corporate

 

This segment recorded an operating loss of 15.9 billion yen (US$161 million), representing an improvement of 4.3 billion yen from the first quarter of fiscal 2012 as a result of Group-wide progress in generating cost efficiencies.

 

 

<Results by Geographic Segments>

 

Sales and operating income for Fujitsu and its consolidated subsidiaries according to country and region are as follows.

 

Net Sales                             (Billion Yen)


First Quarter FY2013

Japan

708.1

[-1.4%]

Outside Japan

425.4

[24.0%]


EMEA

202.9 

[17.5%]


The Americas

92.2

[50.6%]


APAC & China

130.1

[19.2%]

Note: Numbers inside brackets indicate % changes over same period in previous year.

                                                                                     

Operating Income                                  (Billion Yen)


First Quarter FY2012

First Quarter FY2013

Change vs.
1Q FY2012

Japan

5.9

[0.8%]

2.2

[0.3%]

-3.6

[-0.5%]

Outside

Japan

-14.1

[-4.1%]

-5.7

[-1.4%]

8.4

[ 2.7%]


EMEA

-12.5

[-7.3%]

-8.7 

[-4.3%]

3.8

[3.0%]


The Americas

-2.3

[-3.8%]

1.5

[1.7%]

3.8

[5.5%]


APAC &

China

0.7

[0.7%]

1.4

[1.1%]

0.6

[0.4%]

 

Note: Numbers inside brackets indicate operating income margin.

                                                                                                                                

The figures for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 have been retroactively revised in accordance with the adoption of the amended IAS 19 Employee Benefits. As a result, operating income outside of Japan has been reduced by 1.6 billion yen, primarily from the EMEA region.

 

 

<Retroactive Revisions from Changes in Accounting Standards>

 

The Fujitsu Group's consolidated subsidiaries outside of Japan, which prepare their financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), have adopted the amended IAS 19 Employee Benefits from the beginning of FY2013. As a result, for comparison figures, we have retroactively revised the financial statement figures stated for fiscal 2012.

 

A summary of the revised standards and their impact on the consolidated financial statement figures for fiscal 2012 are as follows.

 

1. Summary of the Revisions

 

i.   Unrecognized obligation for retirement benefits are reflected on the consolidated balance sheets after adjusting for tax effects.

ii.  The corridor approach for amortizing actuarial gains or losses is eliminated under IFRS, but it is necessary to reflect these amortized amounts under Japanese accounting standards, and amortization expenses have increased because of amounts that previously had not been recognized under the corridor approach.

iii.  Net interest on the net defined benefit liability (asset) has been adopted. (Gains in pension assets are also calculated by the discount rate, so costs have increased.

 

2. Retroactive Revisions to Fiscal 2012 Results

 

(Consolidated Balance Sheets)                                                                       (Billion Yen)

FY 2012

FY 2012

Before Revisions

Retroactive Revisions

After Revisions

Total Assets

 3,049.0

 -128.7

 2,920.3


 28.6

 2,167.8


Net Assets

 909.8

 -157.3

 752.4


  

Owner's Equity

781.4 

-157.3 

624.0 


Reference: Unrecognized Obligation for Retirement Benefits (Off Balance Sheet)

 -157.3

 308.7



In Japan (*1)

 -

 308.7



Outside Japan

 157.3

 -157.3

 -

1. i

*1 Unrecognized obligation for retirement benefits in Japan are expected to be reflected on the consolidated balance sheets at the end of fiscal 2013 after adjusting for tax effects.

 

(Consolidated Income Statement)                                                           (Billion Yen)


FY 2012


FY 2012


1Q

FY 2012


1Q

FY 2012


Before Revisions

Retroactive Revisions

After Revisions


Before Revisions

Retroactive Revisions

After Revisions

Net Sales

 4,381.7

4,381.7


 957.3

 -

 957.3

 Operating Income (*2)

 95.2

 -7.0

 88.2


 -25.0

 -1.6

 -26.7

 Net Income

 -72.9

 -7.0

 -79.9


 -23.7

 -1.6

 -25.4

*2 The impact on segment income stems from the changes to income in the Services sub-segment of Technology Solutions.

 

Reference: Pension Expenses Outside Japan (the Defined Benefit portion)

Service Cost

 3.6

 -

 3.6



(Net) Interest costs / Expected return

 27.3

 -

 27.3

1. iii

Upper: Expenses from retirement benefit obligations

  

 

 -22.6

 2.5

 -20.0

Lower: Returns from pension assets

Amortization of unrecognized obligation (corridor)

 6.5

 -6.5

 -

1. ii

[Actuarial assumptions in FY 2012]

Discount rate: primarily 4.4%

Expected rate of return on plan assets: primarily 5.7%

Amortization expenses under Japanese accounting standards

 -

 11.1

 11.1

 Total

 14.9

 7.0

 21.9


 

3. Projections for Fiscal 2013

 

The projections for fiscal 2013 announced in April 2013 already reflected the impact of the change in accounting standards (which served to reduce operating income and net income each by approximately 9.5 billion yen).           

                                                                                 (Billion Yen)



FY 2012


FY 2012


FY 2013




Before Revisions

Retroactive Revisions

After Revisions


(April Forecast)

Change

Operating Income

 95.2

-7.0

88.2


140.0

51.7


 Services

 131.6

 -7.0

 124.6


 138.0

13.3

 

2. Explanation of Financial Condition

 

(1) Assets, Liabilities and Net Assets

 

Consolidated total assets at the end of the first quarter were 2,906.1 billion yen (US$29,355 million), a decrease of 14.2 billion yen from the end of fiscal 2012. Current assets decreased by 26.0 billion yen compared with the end of fiscal 2012, to 1,696.2 billion yen. Notes and accounts receivable, trade decreased by 175.7 billion yen compared to the end of the prior fiscal year, reflecting the collection associated with the large concentration of sales toward the end of each fiscal year. In preparation for future expected sales, particularly in the services business, inventories at the end of the quarter increased to 374.1 billion yen, an increase of 51.0 billion yen from the ending balance of fiscal 2012. The monthly inventory turnover ratio, which is an indication of asset utilization efficiency, was 0.89 times, an improvement 0.05 times compared to the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2012.

 

Non-current assets increased by 11.8 billion yen from the end of fiscal 2012, to 1,209.8 billion yen. Investments and other non-current assets increased by 13.0 billion yen because the rise in stock prices increased the value of investment securities.

 

Consolidated total liabilities amounted to 2,159.3 billion yen (US$21,811 million), a decrease of 8.5 billion yen compared to the end of fiscal 2012, reflecting the payment of trade notes and accounts payable relating to the concentration of sales at the end of the prior fiscal year, as well as the payment of accrued expenses, including salary bonuses. The balance of interest-bearing loans was 635.6 billion yen, an increase of 100.7 billion yen from the end of fiscal 2012. Borrowings increased to finance a portion of working capital. As a result, the D/E ratio was 1.03 times, a deterioration of 0.17 of a percentage point compared to the end of fiscal 2012, and the net D/E ratio was 0.40 times, unchanged compared to the end of fiscal 2012. Both ratios have deteriorated compared to the end of the first quarter of the previous fiscal year because of the deterioration in owners' equity resulting from the losses recorded in fiscal 2012 and the first quarter of fiscal 2013.

 

Net assets were 746.7 billion yen (US$7,542 million), a decrease of 5.7 billion yen from the end of fiscal 2012. Shareholders' equity decreased by 21.9 billion yen as a result of the net loss recorded in the quarter, but accumulated other comprehensive income increased by 17.3 billion yen as a result of the weakening of the yen and the rise in stock prices. The owners' equity ratio was 21.3%, essentially unchanged from end of fiscal 2012.

 

(Billion Yen)


FY2012

(March 31, 2013)

1Q FY2013

(June 30, 2013)

Change


1Q FY2012

(June 30, 2012)

Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period

286.6

387.2

100.6


366.2

Interest-bearing Loans

 534.9

635.6

100.7


542.9

Net Interest-bearing Loans

248.3

248.4

0


176.6

Owners' Equity

624.0

619.3

-4.6


691.7

 

D/E Ratio (Times)

0.86

1.03

0.17


0.78

Net D/E Ratio (Times)

 0.40

0.40

-


0.26

Shareholders' Equity Ratio

28.3 %

27.7 %

-0.6 %


31.2 %

Owners' Equity Ratio

 21.4 %

21.3 %

-0.1 %


24.2 %

1.   D/E ratio: Interest-bearing loans/Owners' equity

2.   Net D/E ratio: (Interest-bearing loans - Cash and cash equivalents at end of period)/Owner's equity 

3.   The figures for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 and full-year fiscal 2012 have been retroactively revised in accordance with the adoption of the amended IAS 19 Employee Benefits. Owners' equity for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 has been reduced by 101.7 billion yen, and it has been reduced by 157.3 billion yen for full-year fiscal 2012. D/E ratio and others are also revised.

 

(2) Cash Flows

 

Net cash flows from operating activities in the first quarter amounted to 21.1 billion yen (US$213 million). This represents an increase in cash inflows of 31.2 billion yen compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2012. Despite the adverse impact from lower sales of PCs and mobile phones, cash flows increased owing to improved income (loss) before income taxes and minority interests due to the impact of workforce-related measures and structural reforms, and the positive impact of a weaker yen, in addition to a decline in working capital.

 

Net cash used in investing activities was 18.5 billion yen (US$187 million). Outflows mainly consisted of the acquisition of property, plant and equipment amounting to 21.8 billion yen, primarily related to datacenters, and the acquisition of intangible assets, primarily software, amounting to 13.6 billion yen. Compared to the same period in fiscal 2012, net outflows decreased by 15.8 billion yen. The maturity of time deposits on temporary surplus funds resulted in an inflow of cash.

 

Free cash flow, the sum of cash flows from operating and investing activities, was 2.6 billion yen (US$26 million), representing an increase in net cash inflows of 47.0 billion yen compared with the same period in the previous fiscal year.

 

Net cash provided by financing activities was 90.5 billion yen (US$914 million). A portion of working capital was financed through short-term borrowings. In addition, short-term borrowings in the previous fiscal year that were used to finance a special contribution to the pension fund of a UK subsidiary were replaced by long-term borrowings. Compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2012, cash inflows decreased by 56.8 billion yen.

 

As a result of the above factors, cash and cash equivalents at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2013 were 387.2 billion yen (US$3,911 million), an increase of 102.6 billion yen compared to the end of fiscal 2012.

 

(3) Status of Retirement Benefit Plans

 

Of Fujitsu's unrecognized obligation for retirement benefits, 157.3 billion yen, representing the portion from the pension plans of subsidiaries outside Japan, was reflected on the consolidated balance sheets through other comprehensive income. The portion from the pension plans of Fujitsu and its subsidiaries in Japan will be reflected on the consolidated balance sheets at the end of fiscal 2013.

 

The amortization expenses stemming from the actuarial losses in the pension plans of subsidiaries outside Japan are transferred from other comprehensive income.

                                                                                                                             (Billion Yen)


Unrecognized Obligation

for Retirement Benefits

(Off Balance Sheet)


Amortization Expenses


FY2012

(As of March 31, 2013)

First Quarter FY2013

(4/1/13-6/30/13)

(Before Revisions)

(After Revisions)


Amounts Transferred From Other Comprehensive Income

Total

466.1

308.7

10.8

4.2


In Japan

308.7

308.7

6.5

-

Outside Japan

157.3

-

4.2

4.2

Note: Amortization expenses exclude one-time amortization expenses of 4.5 billion yen stemming from a partial buyout in the retirement benefit plans at a European subsidiary.

 

3. FY2013 Earnings Projections

 

For the first quarter of fiscal 2013, Fujitsu reported consolidated net sales of 999.2 billion yen, an increase of 41.8 billion yen, and an operating loss of 22.8 billion yen, an improvement of 3.9 billion yen compared to the loss in the first quarter of fiscal 2012. The PC and mobile phone businesses experienced a sharp decline in operating income as the weak yen increased procurement costs for parts and materials, and because the competitive environment remained severe. On an overall consolidated basis, however, operating income improved on better results in the Device Solutions segment, where results were helped by the positive impact of a weaker yen and a recovery in demand for LSI devices, and because of various workforce-related measures and progress in streamlining corporate headquarters functions.

 

Compared to the projections announced at the beginning of the fiscal year, PCs and mobile phones have slightly underperformed, whereas the Device Solutions segment has outperformed, primarily as a result of the positive impact of the weaker yen. On an overall consolidated basis, results are trending slightly above projections.

 

Compared to assumptions made at the start of the fiscal year, the yen was weaker than expected in the first quarter, but in light of the risk of continued fluctuations in the second quarter and beyond, Fujitsu has not changed its foreign exchange assumptions of 93 yen for the US dollar, 120 yen for the euro, and 140 yen for the British pound.

 

In light of these circumstances, at the present time projections for the first half of fiscal 2013 and full-year fiscal 2013 remain unchanged from those announced at the beginning of the fiscal year.

 

FY2013 First-Half Consolidated Forecast

(Billion Yen)


FY2012

First-Half

(Before Revisions)


FY2012

First-Half

(Actual)


FY2013

First-Half

(Forecast)

Change vs. Previous Forecast*


Change vs.

1H FY2012





Change (%)

Net Sales

2,071.8


2,071.8


2,050.0

-


-21.8

-1.1

Operating Income

7.6


** 4.3


-10.0

-


-14.3

-

[Operating Income Margin]

[0.4%]


[0.2%]


[-0.5%]

[- %]


[-0.7%]


Other Income and Expense

-4.5


-4.5


-

-


4.5

-

Net Income

-11.0


** -14.4


-30.0

-


-15.5

-

FY2013 Full Year Consolidated Forecast

(Billion Yen)


FY2012

Full-Year

(Before Revisions)


FY2012

Full-Year

(Actual)


FY2013

Full-Year

(Forecast)

Change vs. Previous Forecast*


Change vs. FY2012





Change (%)

Net Sales

4,381.7


4,381.7


4,550.0

-


168.2

3.8

Operating Income

95.2


** 88.2


140.0

-


51.7

58.6

[Operating Income Margin]

[2.2%]


[2.0%]


[3.1%]

[- %]


[1.1%]


Other Income and Expense

-140.3


-140.3


-35.0

-


105.3

-

Net Income

-72.9


** -79.9


45.0

-


124.9

-

*   Previous Forecast as of April 30, 2013.

**  In accordance with the Amended IAS 19, "Employee Benefits," of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), which the Fujitsu Group's consolidated subsidiaries outside of Japan have adopted, the figures for FY2012 have been retroactively revised. The revised amounts have been reduced by 3.3 billion yen for the first half and by 7.0 billion yen for the full year, and FY2013 comparisons with FY2012 also reflect these revisions.

 

To view the full announcement of the FY 2013 First-Quarter Financial Results, please paste the following link into your web browser;

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