CyberAgent Reports Full Year Results – operating income Up 54% – some interesting numbers here on Jpn market: http://bit.ly/uOmhWf
CyberAgent, Inc. , a Tokyo-based leader in Internet media markets, has announced results for the full year ended September 30, 2011. The Group’s operating results for this consolidated fiscal year were as follows. Net sales reached 119,578 million yen (up 23.7% from 96,650 million yen in the previous fiscal year); operating income reached 14,349 million yen (up 53.7% from 9,337 million yen in the previous fiscal year); ordinary income reached 14,114 million yen (up 53.0% from 9,225 million yen in the previous fiscal year); and quarterly net income reached 7,323 million yen (up 33.3% from 5,493 million yen in the previous fiscal year).
In fiscal 2010, the domestic Internet business market expanded to about 12 trillion yen, and it is expected to reach 13 trillion yen in 2011, and later 18 trillion yen in 2015 (source:Nomura Research Institute)(source:Ltd.). In 2010, the Internet advertising market totaled 774.7 billion yen, and it has now overtaken newspaper advertising, and has grown to become the second-largest advertising medium, after TV advertising (source:Dentsu Inc.). Among future Internet business, based on blogs and SNSs (social networking services) that have newly emerged in recent years, segments such as services related to smartphones, rapidly spreading, and social games businesses are expected to expand. The social games market is expected to increase from 33.8 billion yen in 2009 to 74.7 billion yen in 2010, and then 117.1 billion yen in 2011 (source:Yano Research Institute Ltd.). Continued>>