SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD. announces financial results for the three month period ended June 30, 2021

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TOKYO, August 5, 2021 / PRNewswire / – SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (the “Company”) today announced consolidated financial results for the three month period just ended June 30, 2021. The company is listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange with the stock code “9684” and prepares its annual financial statements in accordance with Japan GAAP.


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(Million yen excluding percentages and data per share)


3 months at the end of June 21

3 months at the end of 6/20

YoY change

Net sales

88,604

87.054

+ 1.8%

Operating profit

17,316

24,549

-29.5%

Ordinary income

17,661

24,169

-26.9%

Profit attributable to the owners of the parent company

12,655

14,372

-11.9%

EPS, basic

105.98 yen

120.47 yen





Note: The company has applied the Accounting Standard for Revenue Recognition (ASBJ Statement No. 29; March 31, 2020) and other standards with the beginning of the first quarter of the consolidated fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 and figures for the year ended March 31, 2022 reflect this change in accounting policy.

For more information, see the full consolidated financial results document at: https://www.hd.square-enix.com/eng/22q1earnings.pdf or on the company’s IR website: https: //www.hd .square -enix.com/eng/ir/.

The three-month period ended in the HD games (high definition) sub-segment June 30, 2021 included the release of titles like “Outriders” and “NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 …”, but net sales decreased compared to the same period last year when “FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE” was released.

In the MMO games (massively multiplayer online) sub-segment, net sales increased year-on-year due to the increase in the number of monthly paying subscribers to “FINAL FANTASY XIV”.

In the Games for Smart Devices / PC Browser sub-segment, sales were due to earnings contributions from “DRAGON QUEST TACT”, “OCTOPATH TRAVELER: Tairiku no Hasha” and “NieR Subject[in]Nelke “, all of which were published in or after the second quarter of the previous financial year, as well as due to changes in the presentation of sales revenues resulting from the application of the revised accounting standards for sales recognition.

Revenue in the Entertainment segment increased significantly compared to the same period of the previous year, and the segment was in the black on the operating line after it was strongly affected by the temporary closings of entertainment facilities in the previous year Japan issued in response to the Japanese government’s declaration of a state of emergency to combat the spread of COVID-19.

In the publications segment, sales of e-books and other digital media grew significantly. In addition, the sale of print media also developed briskly, which led to higher sales revenues and operating income than in the same period of the previous year.

In the Merchandising segment, sales and operating profit declined as new character merchandising and other products based on the Group’s own content were published in the previous year.

About Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. based in Tokyo, Japan, is the holding company that runs the group of Square Enix companies (the “Square Enix Group”), which operates a variety of content and services businesses. The Square Enix Group publishes, distributes and licenses entertainment content around the world under its internationally renowned brands such as SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO®. The Square Enix Group comprises a global network of leading development studios based in North America, Europe and Japan. Square Enix Group also has a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 163 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 83 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 84 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®.

For more information on Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. can be found at https://www.hd.square-enix.com/eng/

* Unit sales are the total number of accumulated parcel shipments and digital sales. Digital sales are the accumulated number of items in and out April 2015, and include full game downloads of packaged games and download-only games for console and PC.

Disclaimer of liability

The forward-looking statements in this document are based on currently available information and necessarily contain elements that cannot be fully foreseen. Actual results could differ from the forward-looking statements in this document.

DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS, FINAL FANTASY, SPACE INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TAITO and TOMB RAIDER are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix Group. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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