Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. Reports Financial Results for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2010

May 18, 2010, 01:10 ET from Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

TOKYO, May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (the "Company") today announced consolidated results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010. The Company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, First Section with the stock code "9684" and prepares its financial statements according to Japan GAAP.  

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FY ended 3/10

FY ended 3/09

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EPS (basic)

82.65 yen

55.11 yen









For additional information, please refer to the full-length Consolidate Financial Results document here: http://www.square-enix.com/10q4earnings.pdf, or the Company's IR website: www.square-enix.com/eng/ir

Management comments from Yoichi Wada, President and Representative Director:

"We are pleased to announce results for the fiscal year ended March 2010 that achieve the highest net sales, operating income and recurring income since the merger in April 2003. Including flagship titles of FINAL FANTASY and DRAGON QUEST, we released five titles that became million-sellers – three of which shipped over 3 million units. During the year we also successfully acquired and integrated U.K. based Eidos with a goal of expanding our own powerful IP line-up and strengthening our business platform in North America and Europe. Furthermore, we were able to raise our ability to meet the rapidly changing operating environment by our streamlining of the Group's headcount and asset levels.

"We were also pleased to announce our plan to commemorate the achievement of record profits by bringing a proposal to the shareholders' meeting to pay a special dividend above and beyond our previous fiscal year and prior plan. This dividend of 5 yen per share is expected to raise the upcoming dividend payment to 25 yen per share (representing 35 yen in annual distributions including the 10 yen already paid)."


SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, is a holding company leading the Square Enix Group with a diverse range of content and service businesses. The Square Enix Group publishes and distributes entertainment content under its internationally renowned brands such as SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS and TAITO. The Square Enix Group includes a global network of leading development studios located in North America, Europe and Japan. The Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 96 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 53 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide, together with other well established products and services.

More information on Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. can be found on the Internet at http://www.square-enix.com


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.

DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, SQUARE ENIX and the Square Enix logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD. in Japan and/or other countries. TAITO is a registered trademark of Taito Corporation in Japan and/or other countries. EIDOS and TOMB RAIDER are trademarks or registered trademarks of Square Enix Ltd. in the United Kingdom and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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