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Higher Earnings Attributable to Increase in Pachinko/Pachislot Machines Sold

February 3, 2014

TOKYO , Feb. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In the pachinko/pachislot business, 4 pachinko and 3 pachislot titles were sold in the third quarter under review, and major pachinko titles, including the latest offering in the "Evangelion" pachinko series, were steadily launched. This resulted in an increase in the total number of pachinko and pachislot machines sold year-over-year. Moreover, a variety of initiatives based on the "Ultraman" series owned by the Group company, Tsuburaya Production Co., Ltd. were successfully deployed, including a TV series and events to mark the 50th anniversary of Tsuburaya Production, contributing to higher earnings. In addition, orders for CG video creation for various media, such as movies, games, and pachinko/pachislot, increased, further boosting earnings. As a result of these factors, operating results were as described above. Full-year consolidated earnings forecasts remain unchanged since the forecasts provided in Summary of Financial Information and Business Results (consolidated) for the Year Ended March 31, 2013 , released on May 7, 2013 . Summary of Financial Information and Business Results (Consolidated) for the Nine Months Ended December 31, 2013 (Year Ending March 31,2014 ) http://www.fields.biz/ir/j/files/press/2014/press_20140204ae.pdf Outlook Review -Development and commercialization of IP- (1)"HERO'S Monthly" comic magazine Comic books of serialized stories in the magazine are sequentially published, and a project to make several movies is underway to further expand the fan base. (2)"GINGA KIKOTAI: Majestic Prince" series Following the broadcasting of a TV animation and the development and sale of goods linked to the comic magazine, we plan to distribute social games (native application) in February 2014 . (3)"Ultraman" series In the "Ultraman" series, we distributed social games (native application) and sold pachislot machines, following the TV broadcast and movie release of "Ultraman Ginga" and "ULTRA MONSTERS RUSH: ULTRA FRONTIER," as well as the development of arcade games in collaboration with partner companies. (4)Interactive media We launched 5 titles, including 4 Web applications and 1 native application, in the third quarter under review. (5)Pachinko/Pachislot The total number of pachinko machines sold was approximately 139,000 (up about 60,000 year-over-year) and the total number of pachislot machines sold was about 92,000 (up about 400 year-over-year). Financial Results and Forecast (Consolidated) (Japan GAAP) (Unit: Billion yen) Q3 3.2013 Q3 3.2014 YoY 3.2014E YTD Net Sales 47.7 54.2 113.5% 120.0 45.2% SG&A Expenses 16.2 17.3 106.8% 25.3 68.4% Operating Income (1.1) 2.0 -- 12.5 16.0% Ordinary Income (0.9) 2.0 -- 12.5 16.0% Net Income (0.6) 1.2 -- 6.3 19.0% Total Asset 71.1 75.4 106.0% -- -- Net Asset 48.6 55.2 113.6% -- -- Net Income per share (Yen) (29.5) 36.9 -- 189.8 19.4% CF from Operating Activities 0.2 0.3 CF from Investing Activities (4.1) (2.4) CF from Financing Activities (2.0) (2.0) Cash and Cash Equivalents 12.2 19.1 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 ROE 12.4% (3.5)% 8.2% 17.1% 12.2% 8.9% ROA 17.3% 1.6% 11.6% 17.1% 10.0% 10.3% Shareholders' Equity (Billion yen) 44.7 39.4 41.7 47.6 51.8 54.9 Shareholders' Equity Ratio 64.3% 75.8% 50.5% 59.2% 54.6% 51.2% Annual Dividend Per Share (Yen)* 45 45 45 50 50 50 Payout Ratio 29.5% -- 45.9% 22.1% 27.7% 35.1% Operating Income (Billion yen) 13.1 1.9 8.1 13.1 8.5 10.3 Net Income (Billion yen) 5.2 (1.4) 3.2 7.5 5.9 4.7 Pachinko Machine Sold (Thousand machine) 273 202 330 262 233 99 Pachislot Machine Sold (Thousand machine) 210 128 119 217 179 228 * The company conducted a 100-for-1 stock split on October 1, 2012 . Regarding the graph above, the figures have been changed reflecting the stock split accordingly. 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 comics, animation, video/live media, interactive media, consumer products and pachinko/pachislot. CONTACT: Further Information 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


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