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Several Social Games and Pachinko and Pachislot Machines to be Launched in the Second Half, and Company Will Use Powerful IP to Plan and Pursue Product Development

TOKYO, Nov. 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Social games contribute to profits

In the merchandising field, the social games business was a strong performer this fiscal period in the fast-growing area of social media, contributing to earnings since the third quarter of the previous fiscal year. Earnings in the social games business have increased compared to the same period in the previous year.

Pachinko/Pachislot sales that the major titles concentrated on in the latter half of the year

As for the Pachinko/Pachislot field, sales schedules of some products were reconsidered. This decreased the numbers of sales from the same period of the previous year.

Outlook Review

In the merchandising field, Fields plans to introduce several social games in the growing social media area. Fields also plans to launch several major titles and series of pachinko and pachislot machines, including products that have already been delivered and launched in the market.

Number of Pachinko/Pachislot machines sold (H1)
Pachinko 46,823 machines (- 42,441 machines YoY)
Pachislot  54,280 machines (- 7,710 machines YoY)
Total    101,103 machines (- 50,151 machines YoY)

Financial Results and Forecast (Consolidated) (Japan GAAP)
(Unit: Billion yen) H1 3.2012 H1 3.2013 YoY 3.2013E YTD
Net Sales 33.3 29.1 87.4% 115.0 25.3%
SG&A Expenses 10.4 10.6 101.9% 24.0 44.2%
Operating Income 1.5 (1.8) -- 14.0 --
Ordinary Income 1.7 (1.7) -- 14.5 --
Net Income 2.4 (0.9) -- 7.3 --
Total Asset 63.1 63.9 101.3% -- --
Net Asset 48.6 49.3 101.4% -- --
Net Income per share (Yen) 73.1 (0.3) -- -- --
CF from Operating Activities 5.3 1.0 18.9% -- --
CF from Investing Activities (1.9) (2.6) -- -- --
CF from Financing Activities (1.2) (1.1) -- -- --
Cash and Cash Equivalents 17.7 15.6 88.1% -- --

About Fields

Fields Corporation and the Fields Group have a mission to provide "The Greatest Leisure for All People" in the form of products and services to meet the needs of a society with increasing leisure time. We are also identifying business opportunities through research, analysis and forecasting of lifestyle and environmental changes, and developing our business in a wide range of entertainment fields including the pachinko/pachislot field as well as video, mobile content, animation, publishing and sports.

CONTACT: Fields Corporation Corporate Communications Office Our website: http://www.fields.biz/ir/e/ Tel.: +81-3-5784-2109 Mail: ir@fields.biz Person in charge : Kotaro Karino

Source: Fields Corporation

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
ROE 12.4% -3.5% 8.2% 17.1% 12.2%
ROA 17.3% 1.6% 11.6% 17.1% 10.0%
Shareholder' Equity(Billion yen) 44.4 39.4 41.0 46.7 51.0
Shareholder' Equity ratio 64.3% 75.8% 50.5% 59.2% 54.6%
Annual Dividend per share(Yen) 4,500 4,500 4,500 5,000 5,000
Payout ratio 29.5% -- 45.9% 22.1% 22.7%
Operating Income(Billion yen) 13.1 1.9 8.1 13.1 8.5
Net Income(Billion yen) 5.2 -1.4 3.2 7.5 5.9
Pachinko Machine Sold 273 202 330 262 233
Pachislot Machine Sold(Thousand machine) 210 128 119 217 179