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MEDIA DO CO., LTD.

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MEDIA DO : Summary of Consolidated Financial Results for the Three Months Ended May 31, 2022 (Based on Japanese GAAP)

07/14/2022 | 02:44am EST

Notice: This document is an excerpt translation of the original Japanese-language document and is only for reference purposes. In the event of any discrepancy between this translated document and the original Japanese-language document, the latter shall prevail.

Summary of Consolidated Financial Results for the Three Months Ended May 31, 2022

(Based on Japanese GAAP)

July 14, 2022

Company name:

MEDIA DO Co., Ltd.

Stock exchange listing:

Tokyo

Stock code:

3678

(URL: https://mediado.jp/english/)

Representative:

President and CEO

Yasushi Fujita

Inquiries:

Director, CSO and CFO

Hiroshi Kanda

(Tel: +81-3-6212-5111)

Scheduled date of filing quarterly securities report:

July 14, 2022

Scheduled starting date for commencing dividend payment:

Preparation of supplementary materials on quarterly financial results:

Yes

Quarterly financial results briefing for institutional investors and analysts:

Yes

(Amounts less than one million yen are rounded down.)

1. Consolidated Financial Results for the Three Months Ended May 31, 2022 (March 1, 2022 to May 31, 2022)

  1. Consolidated operating results

(Percentages indicate year-on-year changes)

Net sales

Operating profit

Ordinary profit

Profit attributable to

owners of parent

Millions of yen

%

Millions of yen

%

Millions of yen

%

Millions of yen

%

Three months ended May 31, 2022

26,269

(7.5)

619

(26.0)

612

(27.7)

312

(49.3)

Three months ended May 31, 2021

28,408

40.0

836

14.3

846

15.4

617

37.0

(Note) Comprehensive income: Three months ended May 31, 2022: ¥597 million (32.5%) Three months ended May 31, 2021: ¥450 million (17.5%)

Earnings per share

Diluted earnings per

share

Yen

Yen

Three months ended May 31, 2022

20.01

20.01

Three months ended May 31, 2021

39.50

39.47

  1. Consolidated financial position

Total assets

Net assets

Equity ratio

Millions of yen

Millions of yen

%

As of May 31, 2022

53,209

15,915

29.7

As of February 28, 2022

52,509

16,912

32.0

(Reference) Shareholders' equity: As of May 31, 2022 ¥15,811 million

As of February 28, 2022 ¥16,815 million

2. Dividends

Dividends per share (Yen)

First quarter-end

Second quarter-end

Third quarter-end

Fiscal year-end

Total

FY2021

0.00

21.00

21.00

FY2022

FY2022 (Forecast)

0.00

0.00

0.00

(Note) FY2022 dividends (forecast) have yet to be determined.

3. Consolidated Earnings Forecasts for Fiscal Year Ending February 28, 2023 (March 1, 2022 to February 28, 2023)

(Percentage figures are changes from the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year.)

Net sales

Operating profit

Ordinary profit

Profit attributable

Earnings per

to owners of parent

share

Full year

Millions of yen

%

Millions of yen

%

Millions of yen

%

Millions of yen

%

Yen

100,000

(4.5)

2,000

(28.9)

1,870

(32.8)

850

(46.1)

53.56

(Note) Revisions to forecast of financial results in this quarter: No

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Notice: This document is an excerpt translation of the original Japanese-language document and is only for reference purposes. In the event of any discrepancy between this translated document and the original Japanese-language document, the latter shall prevail.

Qualitative Information Regarding Financial Results

(1) Analysis of operating results

The mission of the MEDIA DO Group is "unleashing a virtuous cycle of literary creation," which inspires it to strive to distribute written works to its utmost ability, while ensuring that they are used under fair conditions and that the profits from these works are appropriately returned to their creators. The Group's vision is "More Content for More People!" Based on this mission and vision, we are actively expanding the scope of our business and pursuing improvements in corporate value in order to contribute to the development of culture and enrichment of society in Japan.

Article 1 under Section 1 General Rules of Chapter I General Provisions of the Copyright Act of Japan refers to how authors' rights contribute to cultural development and speaks of ensuring protection for the rights of authors while according attention to the fair exploitation of cultural products. These items serve as our guiding principle as we develop our business based on our mission of "unleashing a virtuous cycle of literary creation" in which the countless digitized written works are delivered to as many people as possible and the profits generated through the use of these works are appropriately returned to their creators, thereby stimulating the creation of new written works.

The MEDIA DO Group's management environment in the three months ended May 31, 2022 saw a nationwide lifting of measures to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Following this, the fiscal year got off to a strong start amid progress toward the normalization of economic activities.

The eBook market continued to grow on the back of consumers' rising awareness and the steady progress in the shift from paper books. Meanwhile, in the previous three months ended May 31, 2021, major sales promotion campaigns implemented by certain eBook retailer temporarily boosted sales, but due to the recoil from this, sales and profits both declined year on year.

In the three months ended May 31, 2022, net sales amounted to ¥26,269 million, down 7.5% year on year; operating profit totaled ¥619 million, down 26.0%; ordinary profit was ¥612 million, down 27.7%; and profit attributable to owners of parent came to ¥312 million, down 49.3%.

Furthermore, the Company changed its two previous reporting segments of "eBook distribution business" and "other businesses" to "eBook distribution business" and "strategic investment businesses."

The eBook distribution business comprises the eBook wholesale business and eBook platform business aimed at further growing the eBook market. The strategic investment businesses comprise the imprint business, publishing solutions business, global business, fan marketing business and the Company's subsidiaries engaging these businesses, with the objective to create a second revenue axis on par with the eBook wholesale business. In the strategic investment businesses, the Group utilizes its position as a competitive advantage built up through the eBook wholesale business to promote digital transformation (DX) along with operational upgrades and streamlining in the publishing industry as well as develop and provide new solutions and products.

The operating results of each segment during the three months ended May 31, 2022 were as follows. Year-on-year comparisons below contain figures compared with the new restated segment classification.

  1. Segment information eBook Distribution Business
    In the eBook distribution business, the Group continued to provide distribution and eBook transmission solutions to eBook retailers such as LINE Manga, Amazon Kindle, and Comic Cmoa. The MEDIA DO Group is contributing to the development of the publishing industry as the largest eBook wholesaler in Japan, with business relationships with more than 2,200 publishers and 150 eBook distributors, a content library of over 2 million eBooks, and a track record of helping conduct more than 10,000 campaigns together with publishers and distributors (as of February 28, 2022).

The market continues to grow and eBook retailers continue to implement sales promotion campaigns. In terms of pirate sites, two major sites were shut down in March 2022 and visitors to all pirate sites in general have fallen by half compared to the peak. The industrywide response to date has been partially attributed to this result, and going forward, we will continue to implement countermeasures while working closely with industry groups, governments and other related parties. On the other hand, in the three months ended May 31, 2022, there was an extended national holiday without pandemic restrictions for the first time in three years, which in some cases led to changes in consumer behavior, such as increased opportunities for physical experiences including going out and in-person services.

Under this operating environment, the Group worked on various activities to streamline distribution, such as improving operating efficiency and building a next-generation core system, aimed at achieving the targets laid out in the new medium-term management plan unveiled in April 2022. In terms of recent developments, the Company revamped its directly owned and operated eBook retailer Comic Navi by entering into a capital and business alliance with Credit Saison Co., Ltd. This alliance will facilitate the shift from direct operations to the execution of bold measures to tap into new customer segments through collaboration with other companies and optimization of business portfolio.

As a result, net sales in the eBook distribution segment came to ¥24,727 million, down 11.5% year on year, and segment income was ¥1,355 million, down 2.1%.

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Notice: This document is an excerpt translation of the original Japanese-language document and is only for reference purposes. In the event of any discrepancy between this translated document and the original Japanese-language document, the latter shall prevail.

Strategic Investment Businesses

The strategic investment businesses focused on measures aimed particularly at the deepening of cooperation with TOHAN CORPORATION and the provision of vertical scroll comics.

In the collaborative business with TOHAN, the Company aims to contribute to the transformation of publishing industry by implementing DX across the boundaries of paper/digital and physical/digital.

A steady increase was seen in titles with digital NFT benefits launched in October 2021 following the granting to magazines and there is greater diversity in titles and media, such as manga series in comic magazines and plush toys. This measure has resulted in an average premium of 20% on titles with digital NFT benefits compared to conventional ones and the actual sales rate is trending favorably. This is also contributing to increased membership of the Company's NFT platform "FanTop."

Meanwhile, in terms of vertical scroll comics, using the Group's position capable of providing various functions in the product value chain and Group companies as a foundation, the Group will look to promote partnerships with prominent production studios inside and outside Japan anticipating demand for production likely to increase in the future in an effort to increase production capabilities and upgrade existing functions.

Going forward, the Group will continue with initiatives to create a second revenue axis by proactively investing in earnings improvements and business growth.

As a result, net sales in the Strategic Investment segment totaled ¥1,540 million, up 224.6% year on year, and segment loss amounted to ¥411 million, compared with ¥301 million in the previous equivalent period.

(3) Analysis of financial position

As of May 31, 2022, total assets stood at ¥53,209 million, an increase of ¥700 million from the previous fiscal year-end. This increase was mainly due to an increase in notes and accounts receivable-trade and contract assets of ¥553 million and an increase in intangible assets, such as goodwill and software of ¥954 million despite posting of a decrease in cash and deposits of ¥1,337 million owing to the purchase of shares of subsidiaries.

Total liabilities amounted to ¥37,293 million, up ¥1,697 million from the previous fiscal year-end. This was mainly attributable to an increase in long-term borrowings including the current portion of ¥1,289 million and an increase in notes and accounts payable-trade of ¥731 million, offsetting a decrease in income taxes payable of ¥527 million due to the payment of taxes.

Total net assets stood at ¥15,915 million, an decrease of ¥997 million from the previous fiscal year-end. This was mainly due to a decrease in capital surplus of ¥1,231 million owing to the cancellation of treasury shares, while posting an increase in accumulated other comprehensive income including foreign currency translation adjustment of ¥290 million.

(4) Forecast for the fiscal year ending February 28, 2023

Performance was strong in the three months ended May 31, 2022. Under the medium-term management plan, the MEDIA DO Group will work on "operational transformation and streamlining" and "business model transformation" as a supporter of DX in the content industry, and the Group will work to expand the market and establish a second revenue axis while resolving the issues faced by the content industry. Additionally, the Group will seek to achieve its full-year targets through the steady implementation of various measures, such as content production using new technologies while heightening the value of content as well as facilitation of use of content beyond the boundaries of paper and digital. At the moment, there has been no change to the consolidated earnings forecast for the fiscal year ending February 28, 2023, released on April 14, 2022.

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Notice: This document is an excerpt translation of the original Japanese-language document and is only for reference purposes. In the event of any discrepancy between this translated document and the original Japanese-language document, the latter shall prevail.

Consolidated Financial Statements

(1) Consolidated balance sheets

(Millions of yen)

As of February 28, 2022

As of May 31, 2022

Assets

Current assets

Cash and deposits

11,399

10,062

Notes and accounts receivable - trade

23,290

Notes and accounts receivable - trade, and contract assets

23,843

Other

1,759

2,019

special account for claims on returned goods unsold

(86)

Allowance for doubtful accounts

(1)

(0)

Total current assets

36,361

35,925

Non-current assets

Property, plant and equipment

344

449

Intangible assets

Goodwill

7,176

7,953

Software

854

916

Software in progress

119

174

Other

811

871

Total intangible assets

8,961

9,916

Investments and other assets

Investment securities

6,681

6,886

Deferred tax assets

363

329

Guarantee deposits

503

520

Other

32

32

Allowance for doubtful accounts

(739)

(851)

Total investments and other assets

6,841

6,917

Total non-current assets

16,147

17,283

Total assets

52,509

53,209

4

Notice: This document is an excerpt translation of the original Japanese-language document and is only for reference purposes. In the event of any discrepancy between this translated document and the original Japanese-language document, the latter shall prevail.

(Millions of yen)

As of February 28, 2022

As of May 31, 2022

Liabilities

Current liabilities

Notes and accounts payable - trade

26,539

27,271

Short-term borrowings

100

107

Current portion of long-term borrowings

1,027

1,312

Income taxes payable

761

234

Provision for bonuses

50

88

Provision for point card certificates

60

Provision for sales returns

213

Other

1,686

2,085

Total current liabilities

30,439

31,099

Non-current liabilities

Long-term borrowings

4,443

5,447

Deferred tax liabilities

72

75

Retirement benefit liability

569

586

Other

70

85

Total non-current liabilities

5,156

6,194

Total liabilities

35,596

37,293

Net assets

Shareholders' equity

Share capital

5,909

5,909

Capital surplus

7,285

6,053

Retained earnings

3,254

3,189

Treasury shares

(1)

Total shareholders' equity

16,447

15,152

Accumulated other comprehensive income

Valuation difference on available-for-sale securities

191

298

Foreign currency translation adjustment

176

360

Total accumulated other comprehensive income

367

658

Share acquisition rights

0

0

Non-controlling interests

97

104

Total net assets

16,912

15,915

Total liabilities and net assets

52,509

53,209

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