Mitsubishi Electric Announces Consolidated Financial Results for the First Half and Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015
Tokyo, October 30, 2014 – Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today its financial results for the first half and second quarter, ended September 30, 2014, of the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2015 (fiscal 2015).
Consolidated Half-year Results (April 1, 2014 – September 30, 2014)
- Net sales: 1,972.8 billion yen (9% increase from the same period last year)
- Operating income: 121.3 billion yen (52% increase from the same period last year)
- Income before income taxes: 145.9 billion yen (75% increase from the same period last year)
- Net income attributable to Mitsubishi Electric Corp.: 97.8 billion yen (102% increase from the same period last year)
The business environment in the first half of fiscal year 2015 in Japan experienced an upward trend in the commercial sector despite a backlash due to the last-minute surge in demand experienced before the rise in consumption tax. Meanwhile, economies outside Japan as a whole saw ongoing gradual expansion, owing to buoyant economic expansion in the U.S. and other factors, despite a stagnation in Europe and certain emerging markets. In the foreign currency exchange market, the yen became weaker against the U.S. dollar towards the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2015.
Under these circumstances, consolidated net sales in the first half of fiscal 2015 increased by 9% compared to the same period of the previous fiscal year to 1,972.8 billion yen, due to increased sales in all segments. Consolidated operating income increased by 52% compared to the same period of the previous fiscal year to 121.3 billion yen, due to increased profits in Industrial Automation Systems, Information and Communication Systems and Home Appliances segments.
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