Welcome!

News Feed Item

Fujitsu Reports Fiscal 2013 Financial Results

Operating income for the full-year exceeded initial projections, driven by strong recovery in IT spending in Japan and implementation of various structural reforms

Tokyo, Apr 30, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu today reported consolidated net income of 48.6 billion yen (US$472 million), representing an improvement of 128.5 billion yen from fiscal 2012.

Consolidated net sales for fiscal 2013 were 4,762.4 billion yen (US$46,237 million), up 8.7% from fiscal 2012. Sales in Japan rose by 2.7%. Sales of system integration services increased, primarily to the public sector and financial services sector, and there were also higher sales of network products and PCs. Outside of Japan, sales rose by 20.2%, up by 1% on a constant-currency basis.

Gross profit was 1,269.1 billion yen, up 65.4 billion yen from fiscal 2012. Despite the decline in mobile phone sales, gross profit increased due to the impact of foreign exchange fluctuations and the beneficial effects of initiatives to improve profitability. Selling, general and administrative expenses were 1,126.6 billion yen, an increase of 11.1 billion yen from fiscal 2012, mainly attributable to the weaker yen.

As a result, Fujitsu recorded an operating income of 142.5 billion yen (US $1,383 million), an increase of 54.2 billion yen from the previous fiscal year. Structural reforms in the LSI device business and businesses outside of Japan contributed approximately 30.0 billion yen to this increase, and the impact of workforce-related measures contributed approximately 20.0 billion yen.

"Throughout fiscal 2013, we saw a strong recovery in IT spending in Japan. We achieved significant improvements in profits by taking measures to deal with issues in the LSI device business and businesses outside Japan, as well as by taking workforce-related measures and initiatives to reduce corporate expenses. I'm happy to announce, as a result, that we were able to achieve the initial financial targets we set at the beginning of the year," commented Fujitsu's President Masami Yamamoto. "Fiscal 2014 will be the milestone year to achieve our medium term targets. We will be shifting resources for strategic investment in order to achieve mid- and long-term growth."

Business Segment Results

Consolidated net sales in the Technology Solutions segment amounted to 3,243.0 billion yen (US$31,485 million), an increase of 10.2% from fiscal 2012. Sales in Japan increased 6.1%. In system integration services, sales increased, primarily in the public sector and financial services sector, as customers increased investment spending. In network products, overall sales increased as a result of spending by telecommunications carriers to increase LTE service area coverage and boost transmission speeds. Server-related sales increased due to large-scale systems deals in the public sector. In infrastructure services, sales of outsourcing services remained steady. Sales outside Japan increased 18.2% but were essentially unchanged on a constant-currency basis. The segment posted operating income of 209.1 billion yen (US$2,030 million), up 35.1 billion yen compared to fiscal 2012. In Japan, the increase was mainly owing to higher sales of system integration services and network products, in addition to the effect of workforce-related measures. Outside Japan, operating income benefited from structural reforms and lower amortization expenses for goodwill, as well as from higher sales of network products.

Consolidated net sales in the Ubiquitous Solutions segment were 1,125.4 billion yen (US$10,926 million), up 3.2% from fiscal 2012. Sales in Japan were down by 3.5%. There was a significant increase in enterprise PC sales on higher demand for upgrades in accordance with the ending of support for an operating system product. Sales outside Japan increased 23.9%. On a constant-currency basis, sales increased 7%. The segment posted an operating loss of 22.1 billion yen (US$215 million), a deterioration of 31.7 billion yen from fiscal 2012. In Japan, operating income for mobile phones was adversely impacted by the sharp decline in unit sales, as well as higher costs due to functionality enhancements and the weaker yen.

Consolidated net sales in Device Solutions amounted to 600.2 billion yen (US$582.7 million), an increase of 11.1% compared to fiscal 2012. Sales in Japan fell 1.3%. Sales of LSI devices used in mobile phones increased, but those used in digital audio-visual equipment and IT equipment decreased. Sales outside Japan rose 26.1%. On a constant-currency basis, sales increased by 5%. The segment recorded operating income of 28.3 billion yen (US$275 million), representing an improvement of 42.6 billion yen from fiscal 2012. In Japan, operating income benefited from lower overhead expenses owing to an early retirement incentive plan and other factors in the LSI device business.

Fiscal 2014 Consolidated Projections

The Fujitsu Group will switch from Japanese accounting standards and voluntarily adopt International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for its consolidated financial statements beginning in fiscal 2014.

For fiscal 2014, the company plans to distribute total dividends of 8 yen, 4 yen each for an interim dividend and a year-end dividend.

About Fujitsu Limited

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 For more information, please see www.fujitsu.com.



Source: Fujitsu Limited

Contact:
Fujitsu Limited
Public and Investor Relations
www.fujitsu.com/global/news/contacts/
+81-3-3215-5259


Copyright 2014 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.japancorp.net

More Stories By JCN Newswire

Copyright 2008 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of JCN Newswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of JCN Newswire. JCN Newswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Recently, REAN Cloud built a digital concierge for a North Carolina hospital that had observed that most patient call button questions were repetitive. In addition, the paper-based process used to measure patient health metrics was laborious, not in real-time and sometimes error-prone. In their session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sean Finnerty, Executive Director, Practice Lead, Health Care & Life Science at REAN Cloud, and Dr. S.P.T. Krishnan, Principal Architect at REAN Cloud, discussed how they built...
Mobile device usage has increased exponentially during the past several years, as consumers rely on handhelds for everything from news and weather to banking and purchases. What can we expect in the next few years? The way in which we interact with our devices will fundamentally change, as businesses leverage Artificial Intelligence. We already see this taking shape as businesses leverage AI for cost savings and customer responsiveness. This trend will continue, as AI is used for more sophistica...
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, led attendees through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He looked at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering m...
The “Digital Era” is forcing us to engage with new methods to build, operate and maintain applications. This transformation also implies an evolution to more and more intelligent applications to better engage with the customers, while creating significant market differentiators. In both cases, the cloud has become a key enabler to embrace this digital revolution. So, moving to the cloud is no longer the question; the new questions are HOW and WHEN. To make this equation even more complex, most ...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Raju Shreewastava, founder of Big Data Trunk, provided a fun and simple way to introduce Machine Leaning to anyone and everyone. He solved a machine learning problem and demonstrated an easy way to be able to do machine learning without even coding. Raju Shreewastava is the founder of Big Data Trunk (www.BigDataTrunk.com), a Big Data Training and consulting firm with offices in the United States. He previously led the data warehouse/business intelligence and B...
Blockchain is a shared, secure record of exchange that establishes trust, accountability and transparency across business networks. Supported by the Linux Foundation's open source, open-standards based Hyperledger Project, Blockchain has the potential to improve regulatory compliance, reduce cost as well as advance trade. Are you curious about how Blockchain is built for business? In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, discussed the b...
The past few years have brought a sea change in the way applications are architected, developed, and consumed—increasing both the complexity of testing and the business impact of software failures. How can software testing professionals keep pace with modern application delivery, given the trends that impact both architectures (cloud, microservices, and APIs) and processes (DevOps, agile, and continuous delivery)? This is where continuous testing comes in. D
SYS-CON Events announced today that Synametrics Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Synametrics Technologies is a privately held company based in Plainsboro, New Jersey that has been providing solutions for the developer community since 1997. Based on the success of its initial product offerings such as WinSQL, Xeams, SynaMan and Syncrify, Synametrics continues to create and hone in...
With tough new regulations coming to Europe on data privacy in May 2018, Calligo will explain why in reality the effect is global and transforms how you consider critical data. EU GDPR fundamentally rewrites the rules for cloud, Big Data and IoT. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Adam Ryan, Vice President and General Manager EMEA at Calligo, examined the regulations and provided insight on how it affects technology, challenges the established rules and will usher in new levels of diligence arou...
Nordstrom is transforming the way that they do business and the cloud is the key to enabling speed and hyper personalized customer experiences. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ken Schow, VP of Engineering at Nordstrom, discussed some of the key learnings and common pitfalls of large enterprises moving to the cloud. This includes strategies around choosing a cloud provider(s), architecture, and lessons learned. In addition, he covered some of the best practices for structured team migration an...
As you move to the cloud, your network should be efficient, secure, and easy to manage. An enterprise adopting a hybrid or public cloud needs systems and tools that provide: Agility: ability to deliver applications and services faster, even in complex hybrid environments Easier manageability: enable reliable connectivity with complete oversight as the data center network evolves Greater efficiency: eliminate wasted effort while reducing errors and optimize asset utilization Security: imple...
The 22nd International Cloud Expo | 1st DXWorld Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo, to be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY, brings together Cloud Computing, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding busin...
No hype cycles or predictions of a gazillion things here. IoT is here. You get it. You know your business and have great ideas for a business transformation strategy. What comes next? Time to make it happen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jay Mason, an Associate Partner of Analytics, IoT & Cybersecurity at M&S Consulting, presented a step-by-step plan to develop your technology implementation strategy. He also discussed the evaluation of communication standards and IoT messaging protocols, data...
Companies are harnessing data in ways we once associated with science fiction. Analysts have access to a plethora of visualization and reporting tools, but considering the vast amount of data businesses collect and limitations of CPUs, end users are forced to design their structures and systems with limitations. Until now. As the cloud toolkit to analyze data has evolved, GPUs have stepped in to massively parallel SQL, visualization and machine learning.
Modern software design has fundamentally changed how we manage applications, causing many to turn to containers as the new virtual machine for resource management. As container adoption grows beyond stateless applications to stateful workloads, the need for persistent storage is foundational - something customers routinely cite as a top pain point. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Bill Borsari, Head of Systems Engineering at Datera, explored how organizations can reap the bene...