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Thursday 31 October, 2013

Fujitsu Ld.

First-Half Results

RNS Number : 8378R
Fujitsu Ld
31 October 2013
 



Fujitsu Limited

Consolidated Financial Results for the First-Half Ended September 30, 2013

 

October 31, 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:

November 14, 2013

Scheduled dividend payment date:

-

Supplementary material:

No

Financial results meeting:

Yes (for media and analysts)

                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                     

1. Consolidated Results for the First-Half Ended September 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)

 

 

Net Sales


Operating Income


Net Income (Loss)


Change (%)

Change (%)

Change (%)

1H FY 2013
(4/1/13-9/30/13)

2,151,601

3.9

10,821

149.6

-9,626

-

1H FY 2012
(4/1/12-9/30/12)

2,071,813

-1.0

4,336

-38.5

-14,413

-

ReferenceComprehensive income :           1H FY2013                         22,477 million yen       [ - %]

                                                                     1H FY2012                       -18,327 million yen        [ - %]

 

Yen


Net Income (Loss) per Common Share

Basic

Diluted

1H FY 2013
(4/1/13-9/30/13)

-4.65

-

1H FY 2012
(4/1/12-9/30/12)

-6.97

 

                                                                                                                                                                                       

(2) Consolidated Financial Position                          Yen (Millions)


Total Assets

Net Assets

Owners' Equity

Ratio (%)

September 30, 2013

2,952,778

771,153

21.7

March 31, 2013

2,920,326

752,438

21.4

ReferenceOwners' Equity:                          September 30, 2013          641,663 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

-

0.00




FY 2013 (Forecast)



-

-

-

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

 Year-end dividend amount 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 (%)

FY 2013

4,620,000

5.4

140,000

58.6

45,000

-

21.75

Note; Revisions to forecast of financial results in this quarter: Yes

 

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)

1. Number of issued shares at end of period

As of September 30, 2013

2,070,018,213

shares

As of March 31, 2013

2,070,018,213

shares

2. Treasury stock held at end of period

As of September 30, 2013

789,397

shares

As of March 31, 2013

723,691

shares

3. Average number of issued and outstanding shares during period

1H FY 2013

2,069,254,358

shares

1H FY 2012

2,069,345,406

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 review has not yet been completed.

Upon completion of the review, a statutory quarterly report will be submitted on November 14, 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.

 

- 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

 

1. Explanation of Financial Results

 

1-1. Overview

 

<Business Environment>

 

During the first half of fiscal 2013 (April 1, 2013 - September 30, 2013), the global economy continued to experience a moderate recovery. In Europe, signs of an economic rebound were apparent as the growth rate turned positive. In the US, ongoing quantitative easing and other factors continued to drive a turnaround in the economy, although concerns about the federal government's fiscal policy have resulted in persistent uncertainty.

 

In Japan, the economy is experiencing a mild recovery due to yen depreciation and a rising stock market spurred on by the government's economic policy and monetary easing put in place by the Bank of Japan. Exports also showed signs of picking up due to the improved economic environment resulting from a weaker yen.

 

Investments in information and communication technology (ICT) are moderately increasing on the back of what appears to be a turnaround in corporate capital expenditures.

 

FY2013 Second-Quarter Financial Results                                       (Billion Yen)


FY2012


FY2013


1Q

2Q


1Q

2Q

Change vs. 2Q FY 2012

 

 

Change (%)


Net Sales

957.3

1,114.4


999.2

1,152.3

37.9

< -4 >   3.4


Cost of Sales

706.7

804.8


739.6

841.8

36.9

4.6


Gross Profit

250.6

309.5


259.6

310.5

0.9

0.3


[Gross Profit Margin]

[ 26.2%]  

[ 27.8%]  

[ 26.0%]   

[ 26.9%]  

[ -0.9%]

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

277.3

278.4


282.4

276.8

-1.6

-0.6


Operating Income (Loss)

-26.7

31.0


-22.8

33.6

2.5

8.3


[Operating Income Margin]

[ -2.8%]

[ 2.8%]

[ -2.3%]

[ 2.9%] 

[ 0.1%]

Other Income and Expenses

0.1

-4.6


4.1

-4.8

-0.1

-


Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes and Minority Interests

-26.6

26.3


-18.7

28.8

2.4

9.1


-1.8

14.4


1.2

14.2

-0.1

-1.2


Minority Interests

0.7

0.8


2.0

2.1

1.3

154.1


Net Income (Loss)

-25.4

11.0


-21.9

12.3

1.2

11.5


< > Change (%) Constant Currency

 

FY2013 First-Half Financial Results                                              (Billion Yen)


FY2012

1H

4/1/12-

9/30/12

FY2013

1H

4/1/13-

9/30/13

Change vs. 1H FY2012


Change vs. July 2013 projections


Change (%)

Net Sales

2,071.8

2,151.6

79.7

< -3 >

3.9


101.6

Operating Income

4.3

10.8

6.4

149.6


20.8

[Operating Income Margin]

    [ 0.2%]

[ 0.5%]

[ 0.3%]



[ 1.0%]

Other Income and Expenses

-4.5

-0.7

3.8

-


-0.7

Net Income (Loss)

-14.4

-9.6

4.7

-


20.3

< > Change (%) Constant Currency

 

Quarterly Breakdown of Results                                                    (Billion Yen)

 

 


FY2012


FY2013

1Q

2Q

3Q

4Q

1Q

2Q

Total

Sales

957.3

1,114.4

1,048.2

1,261.6


999.2

1,152.3

Operating Income

-26.7

31.0

-5.8

89.7


-22.8

33.6

[Operating Income Margin]

[-2.8%]

[2.8%]

[-0.6%]

[7.1%]


[-2.3%]

[2.9%]

 

[Results by Business Segment]

Technology Solutions

Sales

627.1

713.3

700.6

901.3


677.5

785.3

Operating Income

-0.8

44.5

21.8

108.3


2.5

55.7

[Operating Income Margin]

[-0.1%]

[6.2%]

[3.1%]

[12.0%]


[0.4%]

[7.1%]


Services

Sales

513.6

575.6

576.5

721.4


554.9

631.6

Operating Income

3.2

30.7

20.0

70.5


5.5

36.7

[Operating Income Margin]

[0.6%]

[5.3%]

[3.5%]

[9.8%]


[1.0%]

[5.8%]


System Platforms

Sales

113.4

137.6

124.1

179.8


122.5

153.7

Operating Income

-4.0

13.7

1.8

37.8


-2.9

19.0

[Operating Income Margin]

[-3.6%]

[10.0%]

[1.5%]

[21.0%]


[-2.4%]

[12.4%]










Device

Solutions

Sales

130.3

138.3

129.5

142.1


145.3

159.0

Operating Income

-3.6

-3.3

-9.3

2.1


7.6

10.4

[Operating Income Margin]

[-2.8%]

[-2.4%]

[-7.2%]

[1.5%]


[5.3%]

[6.5%]










Ubiquitous Solutions

Sales

234.6

314.7

266.5

274.3


215.9

262.7

Operating Income

-2.0

12.4

-2.0

1.2


-17.1

-11.6

[Operating Income Margin]

[-0.9%]

[4.0%]

[-0.8%]

[0.5%]


[-7.9%]

[-4.4%]

 

*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 fiscal 2012 have been retroactively revised. As a result, selling, general and administrative expenses have increased, and operating income has decreased, by 1.6 billion yen in the first quarter of fiscal 2012, by 1.6 billion yen in the second quarter, by 1.7 billion yen in the third quarter, and by 1.9 billion yen in the fourth quarter. In terms of the impact on segment results, all of these changes were in the Services sub-segment. 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, being brought onto the consolidated balance sheet.

 

1-2. Second Quarter

 

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=98 yen, the approximate Tokyo foreign exchange market rate on September 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 second quarter of fiscal 2012 to translate the current period's net sales outside Japan into yen.

 

<Profit and Loss>

 

Consolidated net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 were 1,152.3 billion yen (US$11,758 million), an increase of 3.4% from the second quarter of fiscal 2012 as a result of foreign exchange fluctuations and other factors. Net sales in Japan fell by 6.7%. In addition to a significant decrease in sales of mobile phones, sales of network services also declined. On the other hand, sales of system integration services rose in the public, financial services and other sectors. Sales outside of Japan rose 25.1%. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange rate fluctuations, sales rose by 2%. Sales of PCs in Europe declined, as did sales of UNIX servers in the US. However, sales of optical transmission systems and car audio and navigation systems in North America increased, as did LSI devices and electronic components.

 

For the second quarter of fiscal 2013, the average yen exchange rates against major currencies were 99 yen for the US dollar (representing yen depreciation of 20 yen from the second quarter of fiscal 2012), 131 yen for the euro (depreciation of 33 yen), and 153 yen for the British pound (depreciation of 29 yen). The impact of foreign exchange movements was to increase net sales by approximately 80 billion yen compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2012. Sales generated outside Japan as a percentage of total sales amounted to 38.5%, an increase of 6.7 percentage points compared to the second quarter of the previous fiscal year, mainly as a result of foreign exchange rate fluctuations and falling mobile phone sales in Japan.

 

Gross profit was 310.5 billion yen, an increase of 0.9 billion yen from the second quarter of fiscal 2012. Despite the adverse impact from the decline in sales of mobile phones, gross profit increased because of foreign exchange movements and a variety of measures implemented to reduce costs. The gross profit margin was 26.9%, a decline of 0.9 of a percentage point from the second quarter of the prior fiscal year.

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses were 276.8 billion yen, a decrease of 1.6 billion yen from the second quarter of fiscal 2012. Despite the higher expenses resulting from yen depreciation, expenses declined due to progress in implementing Group-wide measures to generate cost efficiencies.

 

Fujitsu recorded operating income of 33.6 billion yen (US$343 million), an increase of 2.5 billion yen from the previous fiscal year's second quarter. While there was the adverse impact stemming from lower sales of mobile phones, workforce-related measures and structural reforms in the LSI business and businesses outside Japan contributed to this result.

 

There was a loss of 4.8 billion yen in other income and expenses, essentially unchanged from the previous fiscal year. The company posted a loss of 3.8 billion yen in other expenses on personnel-related expenses, primarily in its businesses outside Japan, and restructuring expenses for its LSI device business. On the other hand, there were improvements in foreign currency translation adjustment and other items.

 

Fujitsu reported consolidated net income of 12.3 billion yen (US$126 million), an increase of 1.2 billion yen compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2012.

 

<Results by Business Segment>

 

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

 

Technology Solutions

 


 

 

Second Quarter FY2013

Change vs.

2Q FY2012

Net Sales

785.3

10.1 %


Japan

499.1

4.4 %


Outside Japan

286.2

21.8 %

Operating Income

 

Consolidated net sales in the Technology Solutions segment amounted to 785.3 billion yen (US$8,013 million), an increase of 10.1% from the same period in fiscal 2012. Sales in Japan increased 4.4%. Orders continued to be strong from the first quarter, and sales exceeded projections. For systems integration services, despite the adverse impact of a shift toward spending on hardware by telecommunications carriers, sales grew on account of increased investments, primarily in the financial services and public sectors. Server-related sales increased due to the contribution of large-scale systems deals in the public sector. In network products, although demand for 3G telecommunications equipment to handle increasing volumes of communications traffic has passed its peak, overall sales increased as a result of spending by telecommunications carriers to expand LTE service area coverage. In infrastructure services, on the other hand, sales fell on the impact of a shift away from packaged products that include connection fees to stand-alone products in the ISP business, and because there was increased demand related to network services in the same period of the previous fiscal year, against the backdrop of telecommunications carriers efforts to handle with higher volumes of communications traffic. Sales outside Japan increased 21.8%. On a constant currency basis, sales were on par with the same period in fiscal 2012. Sales of new UNIX server models were weak, although optical transmission systems sales in North America increased on recovered investments by telecommunications carriers.

 

The segment posted operating income of 55.7 billion yen (US$568 million), up 11.1 billion yen compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2012. In Japan, operating income rose as a result of the impact of personnel measures and the impact of increased sales of systems integration services, despite a drop in sales of network services and higher upfront R&D spending in network products. Outside Japan, in addition to the impact of structural reforms and lower amortization expenses for goodwill, operating income was positively impacted by higher sales of network products.

 

(a) Services

 

 

 

Second Quarter FY2013

Change vs.

2Q FY2012

Net Sales

631.6


Japan

389.9


Outside Japan

241.6

Operating Income

36.7

 

Net sales in the Services sub-segment amounted to 631.6 billion yen (US$6,445 million), an increase of 9.7% from the second quarter of the previous fiscal year. Sales in Japan rose 3.7%. 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 financial services and public sectors. In infrastructure services, sales fell on account of the impact of a shift away from packaged products that include connection fees to stand-alone products in the ISP business. Also impacting comparisons was the increased demand related to network services in the second quarter of fiscal 2012, when telecommunications carriers made efforts to keep up with higher volumes of communications traffic. Sales outside Japan increased 21.1%. On a constant currency basis, sales were on par with the same period in fiscal 2012.

 

Operating income for the Services sub-segment was 36.7 billion yen (US$374 million), an increase of 5.9 billion yen compared to the second quarter of the previous fiscal year. In Japan, despite a decline in sales of network services, operating income as a whole increased on the impact of workforce-related measures and the positive effect of higher sales of system integration services. Outside Japan, the impact of structural reforms contributed to earnings and goodwill amortization expenses declined.

 

(b) System Platforms

 

 

 

Second Quarter FY2013

Change vs.

2Q FY2012

Net Sales

153.7

11.7 %


Japan

109.1

6.9 %


Outside Japan

44.5

25.3 %

Operating Income

19.0

 

Net sales in the System Platforms sub-segment were 153.7 billion yen (US$1,568 million), an increase of 11.7% from the same period of the previous fiscal year. Sales in Japan increased 6.9%. Server-related sales increased due to the contribution of large-scale systems deals in the public sector. In network products, although demand for 3G communications equipment to handle increasing volumes of communications traffic has passed its peak, overall sales increased as a result of spending by telecommunications carriers to expand LTE service area coverage. Sales outside Japan increased 25.3%. On a constant currency basis, sales were on par with the same period in fiscal 2012. Sales of new UNIX server models were weak. Optical transmission system sales in North America increased on a recovery in investments by telecommunications carriers.

 

Operating income for the System Platforms sub-segment was 19.0 billion yen (US$194 million), an increase of 5.2 billion yen over the same period of fiscal 2012. In Japan, operating income was positively impacted by higher sales, despite higher upfront R&D spending in network products. Outside Japan, income was positively impacted by higher sales of network products.

 

Ubiquitous Solutions

 

 

 

Second Quarter FY2013

Change vs.

2Q FY2012

Net Sales

262.7

-16.5 %


Japan

182.4

-27.1 %


Outside Japan

80.3

24.4 %

Operating Income

-11.6

 

Net sales in the Ubiquitous Solutions segment were 262.7 billion yen (US$2,681 million), a decline of 16.5% from the second quarter of fiscal 2012. Sales in Japan were down by 27.1%. Enterprise PC sales grew on account of large-volume orders in the financial services industry and higher demand for upgrades prior to the end of support for an operating system product. In consumer PCs, sales increased owing to higher sales prices that resulted, to some extent, from yen depreciation, even as unit sales fell due to the shrinking market. In mobile phones, sales fell on account of the shrinking market for feature phones, which has continued from the first quarter, and the impact of the revised smartphone sales strategies of telecommunications carriers. Another factor in the year-on-year decline was the record high quarterly shipment of mobile phones in the second quarter of fiscal 2012 that coincided with the release of multiple new models. Sales of the Mobilewear sub-segment's car audio and navigation systems were adversely impacted by lower sales of new vehicles due to the conclusion of the government's subsidy program for eco-friendly vehicles, but sales as a whole were roughly on par with the same period in fiscal 2012 as a result of strong sales of luxury vehicles. Sales outside Japan increased 24.4%. On a constant currency basis, sales increased 3%. Unit sales of PCs 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 11.6 billion yen (US$118 million), representing a deterioration of 24.0 billion yen from the second quarter of the previous fiscal year. Operating income in Japan was positively impacted by higher sales of PCs. In mobile phones, operating income was adversely impacted by the significant decline in unit sales, in addition to the impact of higher costs from yen depreciation and functionality enhancements. Operating income for Mobilewear was adversely impacted by higher development expenses. Outside Japan, operating income benefitted from an emphasis on profitability for sales of PCs. Other contributing factors included depreciation of the euro versus the dollar, ongoing from the same period of the previous fiscal year, which caused dollar-denominated parts procurement costs to rise, as well as increased sales of Mobilewear.

 

Device Solutions

 

 

 

Second Quarter FY2013

Change vs.

2Q FY2012

Net Sales

159.0

15.0 %


Japan

74.1

-5.0 %


Outside Japan

84.9

41.1 %

Operating Income

10.4

 

Net sales in Device Solutions amounted to 159.0 billion yen (US$1,622 million), an increase of 15% compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2012. Sales in Japan declined 5%. Sales of LSI devices used in smartphones increased, but sales of LSI devices used in IT equipment and manufacturing equipment decreased. Sales of electronic components increased. Sales outside Japan increased 41.1%. On a constant currency basis, sales increased 12%. Sales of LSI devices for smartphones increased. Sales of electronic components, primarily to China, increased.

 

The Device Solutions segment recorded operating income of 10.4 billion yen (US$106 million), an improvement of 13.8 billion yen compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2012, and representing the third straight quarter of profitable results. In Japan, operating income for LSI devices was adversely affected by lower sales, but overhead expenses decreased because of an early retirement incentive plan and other factors. Capacity utilization rates on the production lines for 300mm wafers remained high owing to an increase in demand for use in smartphones, but capacity utilization rates on the production lines for standard logic devices remained low. Fujitsu is planning to consolidate the production lines for standard logic devices in the Aizu-Wakamatsu region so as to raise capacity utilization rates. Operating income outside of Japan improved on higher demand and the impact of higher sales resulting from the weaker yen.

 

In April 2013, Fujitsu entered into a definitive agreement to sell its microcontroller and analog business to the Spansion Group. This sale was completed in August.

 

1-3. First-Half

 

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=98 yen, the approximate Tokyo foreign exchange market rate on September 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 half of fiscal 2012 to translate the current period's net sales outside Japan into yen.

 

<Profit and Loss>

 

Consolidated net sales for the first half of fiscal 2013 amounted to 2,151.6 billion yen (US$21,955 million), an increase of 3.9% from the first half of fiscal 2012 as a result of foreign exchange fluctuations and other factors. Net sales in Japan declined by 6.3%. Sales of system integration services rose in such sectors as the financial services sector and the public sector, but there was a significant decline in sales of mobile phones. Sales of network services in Japan also declined. Sales outside of Japan rose 24%. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange fluctuations, sales rose by 3%. Sales of PCs in Europe declined, as did sales of UNIX servers in the US, but sales of optical transmission systems and car audio and navigation systems in North America increased, and there were also higher sales of LSI devices and electronic components.

 

For the first half of fiscal 2013, the average yen exchange rates against major currencies were 99 yen for the US dollar (representing yen depreciation of 20 yen from the first half of fiscal 2012), 130 yen for the euro (depreciation of 29 yen), and 152 yen for the British pound (depreciation of 26 yen). The impact of foreign exchange movements was to increase net sales by approximately 145 billion yen compared to the first half of fiscal 2012. Sales generated outside Japan as a percentage of total sales were 39.9%, an increase of 6.4 percentage points compared to the first half of the previous fiscal year.

 

Gross profit was 570.1 billion yen, an increase of 9.9 billion yen from the first half of fiscal 2012. Despite the adverse impact from the decline in sales of mobile phones, gross profit increased because of foreign exchange movements and a variety of measures implemented to reduce costs. The gross profit margin was 26.5%, a decline of 0.5 of a percentage point from the first half of the previous fiscal year, primarily as a result of lower profitability in the company's mobile phone business.

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses were 559.3 billion yen, an increase of 3.4 billion yen from the first half of fiscal 2012. The increase was the result of the weaker yen. Fujitsu has been pursuing Group-wide measures to generate cost efficiencies, and expenses declined on a constant currency basis.

 

Fujitsu recorded operating income of 10.8 billion yen (US$110 million), an increase of 6.4 billion yen from the first half of the previous fiscal year. While there was the adverse impact stemming from lower sales of mobile phones, workforce-related measures contributed approximately 12 billion yen to operating income, and the impact of structural reforms in the LSI business in Japan as well as other businesses outside Japan contributed approximately 11 billion yen.

 

There was a loss of 0.7 billion yen in other income and expenses, an improvement of 3.8 billion yen from the first half of fiscal 2012. The company posted a loss of 3.8 billion yen in other expenses on personnel-related expenses, primarily in its businesses outside Japan, and restructuring expenses for its LSI device business. On the other hand, there were improvements in foreign currency translation adjustment, gain on sales of investments securities and other items.

 

Fujitsu reported a consolidated net loss of 9.6 billion yen (US$98 million), an improvement of 4.7 billion yen over the net loss posted in the first half of fiscal 2012.

 

Comparison to Consolidated Earnings Projections Announced in July 2013

 

Net sales exceeded the most recent projections announced on July 30, 2013, by 101.6 billion yen. Starting with Technology Solutions, where sales of services in and outside of Japan and sales of network products outside Japan were strong, all three major segments exceeded their sales projections. Operating income exceeded projections by 20.8 billion yen. Operating income in the Ubiquitous Solutions segment fell below projections on intensified competition in the mobile phone market, but operating income in both the Technology Solutions and Device Solutions segments exceeded projections as a result of the impact of higher sales and the weaker yen.

 

Net income also exceeded the most recent projections.

 

(Billion Yen)


FY2012

First-Half

 

 

 

July 2013

 Forecast

FY2013

First-Half

Change vs. July 2013 Forecast


Change (%)

Net Sales

2,071.8

2,050.0

2,151.6

101.6

5.0

Operating Income

[Operating Income Margin]

4.3

[0.2%]

-10.0

[-0.5%]

10.8

[0.5%]

20.8

[1.0%]

-

 

Other Income and expenses

-4.5

-

-0.7

-0.7

-

Net Income

-14.4

-30.0

-9.6

20.3

-

*In accordance with the adoption of the amended IAS 19, the figures for the first half of fiscal 2012 have been retroactively revised. As a result, operating income has decreased by 3.3 billion yen.

 

<Results by Business Segment>

 

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

 

Technology Solutions

 

 

 

First-Half FY2013

Change vs.

1H FY2012

Net Sales

1,462.9

9.1 %


Japan

904.3

2.7 %


Outside Japan

558.6

21.4 %

Operating Income

58.3

 

Consolidated net sales in the Technology Solutions segment amounted to 1,462.9 billion yen (US$14,928 million), up 9.1% from the first half of fiscal 2012.  Sales in Japan increased 2.7%. 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 financial services and public sectors. Server-related sales increased due to the contribution of a large-scale systems deal in the public sector, although the initial launch period for new UNIX server products was slower than expected. In network products, although demand for 3G communications equipment to handle increasing volumes of communications traffic has passed its peak, overall sales increased as a result of spending by telecommunications carriers to expand LTE coverage. In infrastructure services, on the other hand, sales fell on the impact of a shift away from packaged products that include connection fees to stand-alone products in the ISP business, and because there was increased demand related to network services in the same period of the previous fiscal year, against the backdrop of telecommunications carriers efforts to handle with higher volumes of communications traffic. Sales outside Japan increased 21.4%, and on a constant currency basis, increased 1%. Sales of new UNIX server models were weak but sales of optical transmission systems in North America increased on a recovery in spending by telecommunications carriers.

 

The segment posted operating income of 58.3 billion yen (US$595 million), up 14.5 billion yen compared to the first half of fiscal 2012. In Japan, operating income rose as a result of the impact of workforce-related measuresand the impact of increased sales of systems integration services, despite a drop in sales of network services and higher upfront R&D spending in network products. Outside Japan, in addition to the impact of structural reforms and reduction in amortization expenses for goodwill, operating income was positively impacted by higher sales of network products.

 

(a) Services

 

 

First-Half FY2013

Change vs.

1H FY2012

Net Sales

1,186.6


Japan

711.1


Outside Japan

475.4

Operating Income

42.2

 

Net sales in the Services sub-segment amounted to 1,186.6 billion yen (US$12,108 million), an increase of 8.9% from the first half of fiscal 2012. Sales in Japan rose 2.8%. 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 financial services and public sectors. In infrastructure services, sales fell on account of the impact of a shift away from packaged products that include connection fees to stand-alone products in the ISP business. Also impacting comparisons was the increased demand related to network services in the first half of fiscal 2012, when telecommunications carriers made efforts to keep up with higher volumes of communications traffic. Sales outside Japan increased 19.6%. On a constant currency basis, sales were on par with the same period in fiscal 2012.

 

Operating income for the Services sub-segment was 42.2 billion yen (US$431 million), an increase of 8.2 billion yen compared to the first half of fiscal 2012. In Japan, despite a decline in sales of network services, operating income as a whole increased on the impact of workforce-related measures and the positive impact of higher sales of system integration services. Outside Japan, the impact of structural reforms contributed to earnings and amortization expenses for goodwill declined.

 

(b) System Platforms


 

 

First-Half FY2013

Change vs.

1H FY2012

Net Sales

276.3

10.0 %


Japan

193.1

2.4 %


Outside Japan

83.1

32.9 %

Operating Income

16.0

 

Net sales in the System Platforms sub-segment were 276.3 billion yen (US$2,819 million), an increase of 10% compared to the first half of fiscal 2012. Sales in Japan increased 2.4%. Server-related sales increased due to the contribution of a large-scale systems deal in the public sector, although the initial launch period for new UNIX server products was slower than expected. In network products, although demand for 3G communications equipment to handle increasing volumes of communications traffic has passed its peak, overall sales increased as a result of spending by telecommunications carriers to expand LTE service area coverage. Sales outside Japan increased 32.9%. On a constant currency basis, sales increased 7%. Sales of new UNIX server models were weak but optical transmission system sales in North America increased on a recovery in spending by telecommunications carriers.

 

The Systems Platform sub-segment posted operating income of 16.0 billion yen (US$163 million), up 6.3 billion yen compared to the first half of fiscal 2012. In Japan, operating income was positively impacted by higher sales, despite higher upfront R&D spending in network products. Outside Japan, income was positively impacted by higher sales of network products and an emphasis on profitability for sales of PC servers.

 

Ubiquitous Solutions

 

 

 

First-Half FY2013

Change vs.

1H FY2012

Net Sales

478.6

-12.9 %


Japan

328.6

-22.9 %


Outside Japan

150.0

21.7 %

Operating Income

-28.7

 

Net sales in the Ubiquitous Solutions segment were 478.6 billion yen (US$4,884 million), a decline of 12.9% from the first half of fiscal 2012. Sales in Japan were down by 22.9%. Enterprise PC sales grew due to high demand in line with the conclusion of support for an OS product. In consumer PCs, sales increased owing to higher sales prices that resulted, to some extent, from yen depreciation, even as unit sales fell due to the shrinking market. Still, PC sales overall increased. In mobile phones, sales fell on account of the shrinking market for feature phones and the impact of revisions in the smartphone sales strategies of telecommunications carriers. Also impacting comparisons were the record high shipments of mobile phones coinciding with the release of multiple new models in the second quarter of fiscal 2012. Sales of the Mobilewear sub-segment's car audio and navigation systems were adversely impacted by lower sales of new vehicles due to the conclusion of the government's subsidy program for eco-friendly vehicles, but sales as a whole increased because of strong sales of luxury vehicles. Sales outside Japan increased 21.7%. On a constant currency basis, sales increased 3%. Unit sales of PCs 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 28.7 billion yen (US$293 million), deteriorating by 39.1 billion yen from the first half of the previous fiscal year. Operating income in Japan was positively impacted by higher sales of PCs. In mobile phones, operating income was adversely impacted by the significant decline in unit sales, in addition to the impact of higher costs from yen depreciation and the cost of functionality enhancements. Operating income for Mobilewear was adversely impacted by higher development expenses. Outside Japan, operating income benefitted from an emphasis on profitability for sales of PCs. In addition, in the same period of the previous fiscal year, the depreciation of the euro versus the dollar caused dollar-denominated parts procurement costs to rise, negatively impacting operating income. Operating income in Mobilewear was positively impacted by higher sales.

 

Device Solutions

 

 

 

First-Half FY2013

Change vs.

1H FY2012

Net Sales

304.4

13.3 %


Japan

141.6

-5.7 %


Outside Japan

162.8

37.4 %

Operating Income

18.0

 

Net sales in Device Solutions amounted to 304.4 billion yen (US$3,106 million), an increase of 13.3% compared to the first half of fiscal 2012. Sales in Japan declined 5.7%. Sales of LSI devices used in smartphones increased, but sales of LSI devices used in audio-visual equipment and manufacturing equipment decreased. Sales of electronic components, including semiconductor packages and batteries, decreased. Sales outside Japan increased by 37.4%. On a constant currency basis, sales increased 11%. Sales of LSI devices for smartphones increased. Sales of electronic components, primarily to the Americas and China, increased.

 

The Device Solutions segment recorded operating income of 18.0 billion yen (US$184 million), an improvement of 25.0 billion yen compared to the first half of fiscal 2012. In Japan, operating income for LSI devices was adversely affected by lower sales, but overhead expenses decreased because of an early retirement incentive plan and other factors. Capacity utilization rates 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 planning to consolidate the production lines for standard logic devices in the Aizu-Wakamatsu region and thereby raise capacity utilization rates. Operating income outside of Japan improved on higher demand and the impact of higher sales resulting from the weaker yen.

 

Other/Elimination and Corporate

 

This segment recorded an operating loss of 36.7 billion yen (US$374 million), representing an improvement of 6.0 billion yen from the first half of fiscal 2012 as a result of Group-wide progress in generating cost efficiencies.

 

<Geographic Information>

 

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

 

Net Sales               (Billion Yen)


First-Half FY2013

Japan

1,551.2

[-2.2%]

Outside Japan


EMEA

419.7 

[20.2%]


The Americas

193.7

[53.0%]


APAC & China

267.9

[18.9%]

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

 

Operating Income                    (Billion Yen)

 

 

Second Quarter

FY2013

Change vs. 2Q
FY2012


First Half
FY2013

Change vs. 1H
FY2012

Japan

45.6

[5.4%]

-10.7

[-1.1%]


47.9

[3.1%]

-14.4

[-0.8%]

Outside

Japan

6.0

[1.3%]

10.6

[2.6%]


0.2

    [0.0%]

19.0

[2.7%]


EMEA

-0.0

[-0.0%]

6.7

[3.8%]


-8.7

[-2.1%]

10.5

[3.4%]


The Americas

2.7

[2.7%]

3.0

[3.2%]


4.3

[2.2%]

6.9

[4.3%]


APAC &

China

3.2

[2.4%]

0.7

[0.3%]


4.7

[1.8%]

1.4

[0.4%]

Note: Numbers inside brackets indicate operating income margin.

 

In accordance with the adoption of the amended IAS 19, the figures for the second quarter and first half of fiscal 2012 have been retroactively revised. Accordingly, operating income outside Japan, primarily for the EMEA region, has decreased by 1.6 billion yen and 3.3 billion yen, respectively.

 

2. Explanation of Financial Condition

 

(1) Assets, Liabilities and Net Assets

 

Consolidated total assets at the end of the second quarter were 2,952.7 billion yen (US$30,130 million), an increase of 32.4 billion yen from the end of fiscal 2012. The impact of the weaker yen caused the yen value of non-yen assets to increase by approximately 60 billion yen. Current assets increased by 4.8 billion yen compared with the end of fiscal 2012, to 1,727.1 billion yen. Notes and accounts receivable, trade decreased by 98.2 billion yen compared to the end of the prior fiscal year, reflecting the collection associated with the large concentration of sales at the end of the previous fiscal year. In preparation for future expected sales, particularly in the services business, inventories at the end of the quarter increased to 370.1 billion yen, an increase of 47.1 billion yen from the ending balance of fiscal 2012. The monthly inventory turnover ratio, which is an indication of asset utilization efficiency, was 0.96 times, an improvement 0.03 times compared to the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2012. Non-current assets increased by 27.6 billion yen from the end of fiscal 2012, to 1,225.6 billion yen. Investments and other non-current assets increased by 27.9 billion yen because the rise in stock prices increased the value of investment securities.

 

Consolidated total liabilities amounted to 2,181.6 billion yen (US$22,261 million), an increase of 13.7 billion yen compared to the end of fiscal 2012. Trade notes and accounts payable decreased due to the payment reflecting sales that were concentrated at the end of the previous fiscal year. The payment of expenses associated with the restructuring of the LSI device business and businesses outside Japan caused the provision for business structure improvement to decline. The balance of interest-bearing loans was 641.8 billion yen, an increase of 106.9 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 1.00 times, a deterioration of 0.14 of a percentage point compared to the end of fiscal 2012, and the net D/E ratio was 0.48 times, a deterioration of 0.08 of a percentage point compared to the end of fiscal 2012. Both ratios have deteriorated compared to the end of the second quarter of the previous fiscal year because of the deterioration in owners' equity resulting from the losses recorded in the second half of fiscal 2012 and the first half of fiscal 2013.

 

Net assets were 771.1 billion yen (US$7,868 million), an increase of 18.7 billion yen from the end of fiscal 2012. Shareholders' equity decreased by 9.6 billion yen as a result of the net loss recorded in the second quarter, but accumulated other comprehensive income increased by 27.2 billion yen as a result of yen depreciation and the rise in stock prices. The owners' equity ratio was 21.7%, essentially unchanged from end of fiscal 2012.

 

(Billion Yen)


FY2012

(March 31, 2013)

2Q FY2013

(Sept. 30, 2013)

Change


2Q FY2012

(Sept. 30, 2012)

Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period

286.6

331.7

45.1


274.1

Interest-bearing Loans

 534.9

641.8

106.9


428.2

Net Interest-bearing Loans

248.3

310.1

61.7


154.0

Owners' Equity

624.0

641.6

17.6


702.2

 

D/E Ratio (Times)

0.86

1.00

0.14


0.61

Net D/E Ratio (Times)

 0.40

0.48

0.08


0.22

Shareholders' Equity Ratio

28.3 %

27.6 %

-0.7 %


32.6 %

Owners' Equity Ratio

 21.4 %

21.7 %

0.3 %


25.4 %

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 second 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 second quarter of fiscal 2012 has been reduced by 103.0 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 half amounted to 4.1 billion yen (US$42 million). This represents a decrease in cash inflows of 56.1 billion yen compared to the first half of fiscal 2012. The decrease is attributable to the payment of expenses associated with the restructuring of the LSI device business and businesses outside Japan. In addition, in comparison with the first half of fiscal 2012, in which tax payments declined because of the liquidation of a subsidiary in Europe, payment of corporate income taxes and other taxes increased in the current period.

 

Net cash used in investing activities was 59.2 billion yen (US$604 million). Outflows mainly consisted of the acquisition of property, plant and equipment amounting to 55.8 billion yen, mainly related to datacenters, and the acquisition of intangible assets, primarily software, amounting to 31.0 billion yen. Compared to the same period in fiscal 2012, net outflows decreased by 18.5 billion yen. The sale of investment securities and the sale of a business in conjunction with the restructuring of LSI device business resulted in an inflow of cash.

 

Free cash flow, the sum of cash flows from operating and investing activities, was negative 55.1 billion yen (US$562 million), representing a decrease in net cash inflows of 37.5 billion yen compared with the same period in the previous fiscal year, mainly due to the payment of business restructuring expenses.

 

Net cash provided by financing activities was 91.7 billion yen (US$936 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 repaid and replaced by long-term borrowings. Compared to the first half of fiscal 2012, when cash on hand was used to redeem 60.0 billion yen in straight corporate bonds at maturity, cash inflows increased by 63.2 billion yen.

 

As a result of the above factors, cash and cash equivalents at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2013 were 331.7 billion yen (US$3,385 million), an increase of 47.1 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 at the beginning of fiscal 2013. 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-Half FY2013

(4/1/13-9/30/13)


Amounts Transferred From Other Comprehensive Income

Total

466.1

308.7

21.7

8.5


In Japan

308.7

308.7

13.2

-

Outside Japan

157.3

-

8.5

8.5

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

 

Net sales exceeded projections announced on July 30, 2013 for the first half, by approximately 100 billion yen, and operating income exceeded projections by approximately 20 billion yen. Although results for mobile phones fell short of projections as unit sales declined and costs increased due to yen depreciation, the weaker yen also boosted results for the Services sub-segment outside of Japan and the Device Solutions segment. In addition, for the Services sub-segment in Japan, there was a solid recovery in ICT spending, particularly in the financial and public sectors, and results for network products were positively impacted by an increase in investments by telecommunications carriers. These factors caused sales and operating income to exceed projections. The higher operating income also caused quarterly net income to exceed projections.

 

As a result, the full-year earnings projections announced on July 30 have been revised. Assumptions regarding the foreign exchange rate for the second half of the fiscal year have not been changed.

 

Projected net sales for the full fiscal year have been revised upward by 70 billion yen, to 4,620 billion yen. The Technology Solutions segment accounts for 50 billion yen of the increase. Although projected sales for System Products have been revised downward, the upward revision to sales in the Services segment reflects the positive impact of the weaker yen on Services outside Japan and the impact of a recovery in ICT spending on Services in Japan. Sales of Ubiquitous Solutions have been revised upward by 40 billion yen. Although sales of mobile phones are projected to be lower because of lower unit sales, overall sales in the segment are projected to be higher on higher demand for replacement PCs, primarily among enterprise customers, and the positive impact of higher vehicle production on sales in the Mobilewear business. Sales of Device Solutions have been revised downward by 30 billion yen, comprised of 10 billion yen for LSI devices and 20 billion yen for electronic components, despite the positive impact of foreign exchange rates. The lower sales projection for LSI devices reflects a decrease in projected demand in the second half for use in smartphones, and the lower sales projection for electronic components reflects waning demand for use in PCs.

 

There has been no change to the consolidated operating income projection of 140 billion yen, although the composition has changed. Operating income for Ubiquitous Solutions has been revised down by 22 billion yen because of lower unit sales and higher costs in the mobile phone business, while operating income in the Technology Solutions segment has been revised upward by 17 billion yen owing to the solid performance of network products and the services businesses in and outside of Japan. In addition, the operating loss in the Other/Elimination and Corporate segment is projected to improve by 5 billion yen due to progress in streamlining group-wide expenses.

 

There has been no change to the full-year net income projection of 45 billion yen.

 

FY2013 Full-Year Consolidated Forecast





 (Billion Yen)


FY2012

(Actual)


Previous Forecast*

FY2013

(Forecast)

Change vs.

Previous Forecast*


Change vs.

FY2012




Change (%)

Net Sales

4,381.7


4,550.0

4,620.0

70.0


238.2

5.4

Operating Income

88.2


140.0

140.0

-


51.7

58.6

[Operating Income Margin]

[ 2.0%]


[ 3.1%]

[ 3.0%]

[ -0.1%]


[ 1.0%]


Other Income and Expenses

-140.3


-35.0

-35.0

-


105.3

-

Net Income

-79.9


45.0

45.0

-


124.9

-

[Operating Income by Business Segment]






Technology Solutions

173.9


190.0

207.0

17.0


33.0

19.0


Services

124.6


138.0

150.0

12.0


25.3

20.3


System Platforms

49.3


52.0

57.0

5.0


7.6

15.6

Ubiquitous Solutions

9.6


7.0

-15.0

-22.0


-24.6

-

Device Solutions

-14.2


25.0

25.0

-


39.2

-

Other/Elimination and Corporate

-81.0


-82.0

-77.0

5.0


4.0

-

*   Previous Forecast as of July 30, 2013.

**  In accordance with the adoption of the amended IAS 19, the figures for fiscal 2012 have been retroactively revised. As a result, operating income for Services has been reduced by 7.0 billion yen.

 

4. Major Subsequent Events

 

After the completion of the first half of FY2013, Fujitsu issued the following straight bonds.

 

1) 32nd Series Unsecured Straight Bonds

Total amount of issue:               30 billion yen

Interest rate:                             0.267% per annum

Issue price:                               100% of the denomination of each bond

Term and redemption method:    October 14, 2016 (3 years), bullet repayment

Issue date:                                October 16, 2013

Collateral:                                  The bonds are not secured by any pledge, mortgage or

                                                 other charge on any assets or revenues of the Company

                                                 or of others, nor are they guaranteed. There are no

                                                 assets reserved as security for the bonds.

Application of funds:                  The funds are scheduled to be allocated as a portion of

                                                the funds for the repayment of borrowings and the

                                                redemption of bonds that reached maturity by the end of

                                                October 2013.

 

2) 33rd Series Unsecured Straight Bonds

Total amount of issue:               35 billion yen

Interest rate:                             0.41% per annum

Issue price:                              100% of the denomination of each bond

Term and redemption method:   October 14, 2018 (5 years), bullet repayment

Issue date:                               October 16, 2013

Collateral:                                The bonds are not secured by any pledge, mortgage or

                                               other charge on any assets or revenues of the Company

                                               or of others, nor are they guaranteed. There are no

                                               assets reserved as security for the bonds.

Application of funds:                 The funds are scheduled to be allocated as a portion of

                                               the funds for the repayment of borrowings and the

                                               redemption of bonds that reached maturity by the end of

                                               October 2013.

 

3) 34th Series Unsecured Straight Bonds

Total amount of issue:               15 billion yen

Interest rate:                             0.644% per annum

Issue price:                              100% of the denomination of each bond

Term and redemption method:   October 14, 2020 (7 years), bullet repayment

Issue date:                               October 16, 2013

Collateral:                                The bonds are not secured by any pledge, mortgage or

                                               other charge on any assets or revenues of the Company

                                               or of others, nor are they guaranteed. There are no

                                               assets reserved as security for the bonds.

Application of funds:                The funds are scheduled to be allocated as a portion of

                                              the funds for the repayment of borrowings and the

                                              redemption of bonds that reached maturity by the end of

                                              October 2013.

 


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