updated 5/12/2011 2:45:33 AM ET 2011-05-12T06:45:33

TOKYO, May 12, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fields Corporation today announces financial information and business results for the year ended March 31, 2011. Good results in the pachislot machine sales continued since last fiscal year and achieved record pachislot machine sales, plus a considerable profit increase. Advances made in monetization of group business by the acquisition of Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd, owner of Ultraman IP (Intellectual Property) and a major CG company, Digital Frontier Inc., as our subsidiaries.

Although we were postponing the product delivery date of part of the orders for pachislot machine "MOBASLO" in response to pachinko halls demand, good results in the sales continued until Q3 and so the influence on business performance is limited.

The impact of the earthquake in Eastern Japan is expected to affect the Pachinko/pachislot market but Fields and tie-up manufactures have organized a structure to release a number of new machines including big titles, within this fiscal year. Profit increase in positive execution of group businesses and core contents business is expected. This is expected to lead to setting new records in performance.

Dividends will maintain the amount increased in the year ended March 31, 2011.

Financial Results and Forecast (Consolidated) (Japan GAAP)      
(Unit: Billion yen) 3.2010 3.2011 YoY 3.2012E YoY
Net Sales 66.3 103.5 156.1% 100.0 96.5%
PS (Pachinko/Pachislot) 62.3 94.1 150.9%  -- --
Mobile 1.8 2.0 111.6%  -- --
Sports Entertainment 2.4 2.1 89.9%  -- --
Other 0.6 5.8 950.1%  -- --
(Adjustments) (0.8) (0.6) --  -- --
SG&A Expenses 18.7 21.9 117.2% 24.0 109.1%
Operating Income 8.1 13.1 161.7% 14.0 106.6%
PS (Pachinko/Pachislot) 8.1 12.8 158.2%  -- --
Mobile 0.3 0.2 60.1%  -- --
Sports Entertainment (0.3) (0.2) --  -- --
Other (0.07) 0.3 --  -- --
(Adjustments) (0.007) 0.008 --  -- --
Ordinary Income 7.7 13.6 176.3% 14.0 102.3%
Net Income 3.2 7.5 228.6% 8.0 106.4%
Total Asset 81.3 78.9 --    
Net Asset 41.1 47.0 --    
Net Income per share (Yen) 9,796 22,643 --    
CF from Operating Activities 8.4 8.0 --    
CF from Investing Activities (1.0) (4.3) --    
CF from Financing Activities (2.6) (3.9) --    
Cash and Cash Equivalents 15.9 15.6 --    
           
           
  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
ROE 9.2% 12.4% -3.5% 8.2% 17.1%
ROA 12.0% 17.3% 1.6% 11.6% 17.1%
Shareholder' Equity (Billion yen) 41.1 44.4 39.4 41.0 46.7
Shareholder' Equity ratio 62.2% 64.3% 75.8% 50.5% 59.2%
Annual dividend per share (Yen) 4,000 4,500 4,500 4,500 5,000
Payout ratio 37.4% 29.5% -- 45.9% 22.1%
Operating Income (Billion yen) 8.9 13.1 1.9 8.1 13.1
Net Income (Billion yen) 3.7 5.2 -1.4 3.2 7.5
Pachinko machine sold 345 273 202 330 262
Pachislot machine sold (Thousand machine) 165 210 128 119 217

About Fields

Fields Corporation and the Fields Group have a mission to provide "The Greatest Leisure for All People" in the form of products and services to meet the needs of a society with increasing leisure time. We are also identifying business opportunities through research, analysis and forecasting of lifestyle and environmental changes, and developing our business in a wide range of entertainment fields including the pachinko/pachislot field as well as video, mobile content, animation, publishing and sports.

CONTACT: Fields Corporation Corporate Communications Office
         Our website: http://www.fields.biz/ir/e/
         Tel.: +81-3-5784-2109 Mail: ir@fields.biz
         Person in charge: Kotaro Karino

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