KYOCERA Announces Consolidated Financial Results for Year Ended March 31, 2019

Kyocera Corporation (TOKYO:6971) today announced its consolidated financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 (fiscal year 2019 or the period), as summarized below. From the start of this fiscal year, Kyocera Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries have adopted International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in lieu of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Financial figures for the prior fiscal year have been reclassified below in accordance with IFRS for comparative analysis. Complete details are available at: https://global.kyocera.com/ir/library/f_results.html

Consolidated Results: Year-Over-Year

Unit: Millions (except percentages and per-share amounts)
    Year Ended March 31,

2018 (FY18) in JPY

 

2019 (FY19) in JPY

  Change    

2019 (FY19) in USD

   

2019 (FY19) in EUR

 

Amount in JPY

  %
Sales revenue: 1,577,039 1,623,710 46,671 3.0 14,628 12,990
Operating profit: 90,699 94,823 4,124 4.5 854 759
Profit before income taxes: 129,992 140,610 10,618 8.2 1,267 1,125

Profit attributable to owners of the parent:

79,137 103,210 24,073 30.4 930 826

Earnings per share attributable to owners of the parent (basic):

  215.22   284.94  

 

    2.57     2.28

Note on exchange rates: U.S. dollar (USD) and euro (EUR) conversions are provided above as a convenience to the reader, based on the rates of USD1 = JPY111 and EUR1 = JPY125, rounded to the nearest unit (as of March 29, 2019)

Summary For the second consecutive year, Kyocera Corporation (the Company) attained record consolidated sales revenue, totaling JPY1,623,710 (USD14,628) million, an increase of 3.0% over the prior year. The increase was driven by holistic sales expansion as well as mergers and acquisitions in both the Electronic Devices and the Industrial & Automotive Components segments. Sales revenue in the Life & Environment segment decreased due to a decline in orders for solar energy products.

Profits increased over the prior year due to the greater total sales revenue, as well as successful cost reduction efforts. Together, these factors more than offset an extraordinary expense of JPY52,313 (USD471) million related to the settlement of long-term purchase agreements for polysilicon raw material in the solar energy business, and an impairment loss totaling JPY16,184 (USD146) million related to machinery, equipment, goodwill and intangible assets in the organic materials business. As a result, operating profit increased by JPY4,124 (USD37) million, or 4.5%, to JPY94,823 (USD854) million; profit before income taxes increased by JPY10,618 (USD96) million, or 8.2%, to JPY140,610 (USD1,267) million; and profit attributable to owners of the parent increased by JPY24,073 (USD217) million, or 30.4%, to JPY103,210 (USD930) million in fiscal 2019 as compared with fiscal 2018, due in part to lower tax expenses. The major reasons for the lower tax expenses are that Kyoceras U.S. subsidiaries, including AVX Corporation recorded additional tax expenses in the prior fiscal year due to tax law revisions in the United States. Additionally, Kyocera recognized deferred tax assets related to tax losses carried forward from the merger of Kyocera Display Corporation into Kyocera Corporation in fiscal 2019.

Averaged exchange rates during fiscal year 2019 show the Japanese yen unchanged against the U.S. dollar, at JPY111; and stronger by approximately 1.5% against the Euro, to JPY128, as compared to the averaged rates of the prior year. This had the effect of decreasing sales revenue and profit before income taxes by approximately JPY7,500 (USD68) million and JPY2,000 (USD18) million, respectively.

Consolidated Q4 Results, Year-Over-Year

Unit: Millions (except percentages)
    Three Months Ended March 31,
2018

(FY18-Q4)

in JPY

  2019

(FY19-Q4)

in JPY

  Change   2019

(FY19-Q4)

in USD

  2019

(FY19-Q4)

in EUR

  Amount

in JPY

  %
Sales revenue: 432,023   409,293 (22,730 ) (5.3 ) 3,687 3,274
Operating profit: (17,623 ) 34,247 51,870     309 274
Profit before income taxes: (17,270 ) 36,510 53,780     329 292

Profit attributable to owners of the parent:

  (13,951 )   23,791   37,742         214   190
(See note above regarding exchange rates.)
 

Consolidated Forecast: Year Ending March 31, 2020

The components businesses are expected to grow during the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020 (fiscal 2020), led by rising demand for 5G telecommunications infrastructure equipment, even as the smartphone market itself is expected to slow down. In automotive-related markets, rising adoption of advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS) and related products is expected to boost demand as well. In the Document Solutions segment, the company will seek growth through strategic mergers and acquisitions. Through these initiatives, the company will aim to achieve record sales revenue for the third consecutive year.

In fiscal 2020, the company forecasts increased depreciation costs resulting from aggressive capital investment, as well as higher costs associated with creating new businesses and developing new markets. In addition, one-time costs are planned for celebratory events recognizing the companys 60th anniversary. The company will pursue the profit forecasts below by improving profitability in the solar energy and organic materials businesses, building on structural reforms implemented in fiscal 2019, and accelerating a company-wide project to double productivity through the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation technologies.

The company anticipates exchange rates of JPY105 to the U.S. dollar, and JPY120 to the euro, during the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020.

 
Unit: Yen in millions (except percentages, per-share amounts and exchange rates)
   

Fiscal 2019 Results

 

Fiscal 2020 Forecast

 

Change (%) from Fiscal 2019 Results

Sales revenue: 1,623,710 1,700,000 4.7
Operating profit: 94,823 140,000 47.6
Profit before income taxes: 140,610 180,000 28.0

Profit attributable to owners of the parent:

103,210 125,000 21.1

Earnings per share attributable to owners of the parent (basic):

284.94 345.10 *
Average USD exchange rate: 111 105
Average EUR exchange rate:   128   120  
*Based on the average number of shares outstanding during the year ended March 31, 2019
 

ForwardLooking Statements Please refer to https://global.kyocera.com/ir/disclaimer.html

About KYOCERA Kyocera Corporation (TOKYO:6971) (https://global.kyocera.com/), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as advanced ceramics). By combining these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of industrial and automotive components, semiconductor packages, electronic devices, solar power generating systems, printers, copiers and mobile phones. Kyocera appears on the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators 2018-19 list by Clarivate Analytics and is ranked #612 on Forbes magazines 2018 Global 2000 list of the worlds largest publicly traded companies.

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