2014

Announcement of Revisions to Consolidated Results Forecasts

TOKYO, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on the latest earnings results, SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (the "Company") today announces revisions to its consolidated results forecasts for the Six-Month Period Ended September 30, 2013 previously disclosed on May 13, 2013

1.

Revision to Consolidated Results Forecasts for the Six-Month Period Ended September 30, 2013 (April 1, 2013 through September 30, 2013)



 (Millions of yen, rate of change in percents and per share data)



Net sales

Operating

Income

(loss)

Ordinary

Income

(loss)

Net

Income

(loss)

Earnings

(loss)

per share


Previous forecasts

(A)

59,000

~63,000

(2,000)

~0

(2,000)

~0

(1,300)

~0

(11.30)

~0.00


Revised forecasts

(B)

61,700

4,700

5,700

2,600

22.58


Change

(B-A)

(1,300)

~2,700

4,700

~6,700

5,700

~7,700

2,600

~3,900



Rate of change

(%)

(2.1)

~4.6



[Reference] Results for six-month period ended September 30, 2012

61,055

(5,240)

(6,266)

(5,480)

(47.63)


2.

Factors Causing the Revision


In the six-month period ended September 30, 2013, the Square Enix group's operating income, ordinary income, and net income are expected to exceed respectively the range of the Company's consolidated results forecasts. This is mainly attributable to the following reasons: net sales in some areas exceeded their plan such as distribution of software titles for consumer game consoles in North America, software sales of "FINAL FANTASY XIV:A REALM REBORN," a multiplayer online role playing game released in August 2013, and sales of arcade game machines; and the Company is making continued group-wide efforts of cost reduction. Therefore, the Company has decided to revise its previous consolidated results forecasts.

 

On the other hand, the Company does not revise its consolidated results forecast for the full year ending March 2014 at this point, mainly due to the uncertainties in the second half of the fiscal year.

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The forward-looking statements in this document are based upon the information currently available, and necessarily include elements that are not entirely predictable. Actual results may differ from the forward-looking statements in this document.

Company:

SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD.


(Code: 9684, Tokyo Stock Exchange)

Representative:

Yosuke Matsuda, President and Representative Director

Contact:

Kazuharu Watanabe, Chief Financial Officer


Tel. (03) 5292-8000

SOURCE SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD.



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