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Quarterly Accounts Review

As of November 8, 2017

Qualitative Information on Quarterly Financial Results for the Period under Review

The Japanese economy during the six months ended September 30, 2017 generally followed a moderate recovery trend as corporate earnings and the employment and income environment continued to improve. Meanwhile, the economic outlook remains uncertain due to the destabilization of the situation in Europe and a slowdown in China’s economic growth, coupled with the uncertainty of financial markets reflecting the growing interest rate gap caused by strategies to exit from monetary easing policies in the U.S. and other factors.

In the printing industry, the operating environment was tough overall, reflecting a drastic decline in demand for paper media owing to factors such as the expansion of e-commerce sales and digitalization of settlement methods amid diversification of consumer purchasing behavior associated with changes in lifestyles. At the same time, there are growing needs for products to lower the environmental burden across the entire supply chain, including CO2 reduction and resource recycling, as companies step up ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) initiatives.

Amid this environment, Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. (the “Company”) and its group companies (collectively, the “Group”) identified Healthcare & Life Sciences, Education & Cultural Exchange, Urban Space & Mobility, and Energy & Food Resources as four business fields for growth for TOPPAN VISION 21, which sets out Toppan’s Corporate Structure and Business Fields for the 21st century. Guided by the concept of “Designing Infinite Possibilities – Discover the Value of the Future. Make it Real with Planning and Creativity,” the Group strives to expand its business by realizing total solutions through enhanced Group collaboration and combinations of technologies and knowhow. In order to promptly establish new revenue models, the Group worked to enhance competitiveness by reducing costs and strengthening technology development in existing businesses, and proactively put management resources into new businesses.

As a result, for the six months ended September 30, 2017, net sales increased by 1.9% from the same period of the previous year to ¥704.3 billion. Further, operating profit increased by 1.2% to ¥14.7 billion, ordinary profit increased by 27.4% to ¥17.3 billion, and profit attributable to owners of parent was ¥15.6 billion, a 40.7% increase.

Overview of consolidated performance in the current quarter

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