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Message Co Ltd Lowers Mid-year and Full-year Consolidated Outlook for FY 2013; Lowers Year-end Dividend Forecast for FY 2013


Monday, 12 Nov 2012 02:00am EST 

Message Co Ltd announced that it has lowered its mid-year consolidated outlook for revenue from JPY 33,100 million to JPY 32,917 million, operating profit from JPY 3,700 million to JPY 2,878 million, ordinary profit from JPY 3,280 million to JPY 2,565 million, net profit from JPY 1,730 million to JPY 1,311 million, and earnings per share from JPY 8,615.53 to JPY 6,532.38, for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013. The Company also has lowered its full-year consolidated outlook for revenue from JPY 68,500 million to JPY 67,300 million, operating profit from JPY 7,300 million to JPY 5,200 million, ordinary profit from JPY 6,600 million to JPY 4,670 million, net profit from JPY 3,600 million to JPY 2,380 million, and earnings per share from JPY 17,928.28 to JPY 11,852.59, for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013. The Company lowered its mid-year and full-year consolidated outlook mainly due to the decrease in customer volume and increase in training expense and investment in nursing business. According to I/B/E/S Estimates, analysts on average are expecting the Company to report its full-year consolidated outlook for revenue of JPY 68,310 million, operating profit of JPY 6,900 million and net profit of JPY 3,420 million, for the same fiscal year. The Company also has lowered its year-end dividend forecast from JPY 5,600.00 per share, which was announced on May 14, 2012, to 3,700.00 per share, for the same fiscal year. 

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