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Summary of the Group's business in the 211th fiscal term (ending in March 2019)
Net Sales Ratio by Business Segment (Consolidated)
Sales increased in the uniform field due to stable demand backed by solid investment in the public sector.
Sales in the casual clothing field decreased due to sluggish domestic clothing sales and sales of yarn materials decreased due to a slump in business.
Sales at overseas subsidiaries decreased due to a downturn in Southeast Asia and Brazil.
As a result, net sales were 59.7 billion yen (down 6.8% year on year) and the operating loss was 950 million yen (operating income of 690 million yen for the same period of the previous year).
Chemical Products Business：
In the automotive field, business trended weakly at our Chinese subsidiary, but revenue increased due to strong sales of items such as flexible urethane foam for interior materials and nonwoven fabric for filters in Japan.
In the functional resin field, in addition to films for stationery and automobiles, revenue increased due also to strong sales of resin processed products for semiconductor manufacturing.
In the housing construction materials field, sales declined due to sluggish business for exterior decorative materials and fiber reinforcement materials.
As a result, net sales were 61.1 billion yen (down 1.6% year on year) and operating income was 1.95 billion yen (down 17.3% year on year).
Advanced Technology Business：
In the electronics field, sales in areas such as substrate inspection equipment were steady and revenue increased. In addition, sales of semiconductor cleaning-related equipment also increased steadily at a subsidiary.
Revenue in the engineering field declined significantly due to factors such as a decline in large-scale projects for biomass power plants.
In the biomedical field, revenue increased as automated nucleic acid separators and cell products trended strongly.
Revenue increased in the machine tool field thanks to strong sales in Japan and North America.
As a result, net sales were 21 billion yen (up 2.1% year on year) and operating income was 2.24 billion yen (up 88.6% year on year).
Food and Services Business：
In the food field, instant noodle ingredients and products for the soup market trended strongly, resulting in an increase in revenue.
In the hotel field, revenue declined due to a partial stoppage of operation at facilities being renovated and the impact of the torrential rain of July 2018.
As a result, net sales were 10.6 billion yen (up 1.5% year on year) and operating income was 950 million yen (down 17.8% year on year).
Real Estate Business：
As a result of our efforts to step up the leasing business, net sales were 4.4 billion yen (up 1.4% year on year) and operating income was 3.04 billion yen (up 2.0% year on year).