Note 1: Values are rounded up or down to the nearest digit.
Note 2: The year ended December 2015 are based on the nine-month period (April-December) for the Company and subsidiaries with March 31 fiscal year-ends, and the 12-month period (January-December) for subsidiaries with December 31 fiscal year-ends, due to a change in fiscal year period.
|Highlights for the Year Ended December 2018
- Net sales increased 8.8％ year on year on a local currency basis. The prestige brands in which the company has increased strategic investment drove overall results. This represents organic growth of 14％ year on year excluding the impact of the sale of Zotos International, Inc. and other factors. When converted into Japanese yen, consolidated net sales reached ¥1,094.8 billion, 8.9％ higher than the previous year.
- Operating profit rose 34.7％ year on year to ¥108.4 billion. This was mainly due to an increase in the operating margin accompanying the growth in sales and improvement in the cost structure due to strong performance of highly profitable prestige brands, among other factors.
- Net profit attributable to owners of parent surged to ¥61.4 billion, an increase of 169.9％ year on year.
- For the fiscal year under review, the consolidated operating margin was 9.9％. Consolidated return on equity was 14.1％, and consolidated ROIC (return on invested capital) was 13.1％.
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