Capcom Sales Up, But Operating Income And Profits Sharply Down
Capcom’s amusement division, responsible for pachinko and pachislo machines, drove increased sales for the company in the six months ending September 30. Unfortunately, both operating income and profits are sharply down from this point last year.
Net sales are up 22 percent, largely on the back of a 76 percent increase from the amusement business. However, operating income fell by 35 percent at the halfway mark to ¥2.8 billion ($23.6 million). Profits dropped as well, with a 34 percent decrease year over year at the six-month mark to ¥1.95 billion ($16.1 million).
Capcom is nearly halfway to its sales goals for the year heading into the holiday season. However, the second half of the year will need to be stellar to reach operating income and profit goals. The company projects ¥12 billion ($99.6 million) in operating and ¥7.7 billion ($63.9 million) in net income for the year ending March 31, 2016.
Upcoming titles include Street Fighter V on PS4 and PC in February, an HD version of Resident Evil 0 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC in January. The company also has a new Resident Evil spin-off title, Umbrella Corps, in the works.
Capcom has some ground to make up in the second half of its year. Street Fighter V has huge potential and will be available for over a month in the current fiscal year. The other titles aren’t likely to make as much magic, but instead can provide healthy support to for Ryu and friends.