Global Brother Investor Information Message on IR from the Management

Language

Stock Quote

Message on IR from the Management

Representative Director & President Toshikazu Koike

I would like to take this opportunity to show our sincere gratitude to our shareholders for their support for Brother's business activities.

Under CS B2018, we are undertaking three transformations: Business Transformation, Operational Transformation and Talent Transformation, with the theme of "Transform for the Future." Through these transformations, we are striving to become a multi-business enterprise with resilient DNA and a track record of success that continually evolves to deliver profitable growth by meeting the challenges of changing times and environments.

In FY2016, the first fiscal year of CS B2018, sales revenue declined due to a sales decrease of machine tools in the Machinery Business and a negative impact of the forex rate caused by the yen's appreciation, despite the fact that sales of communications and printing equipment in the Printing and Solutions Business (the P&S Business) grew steadily globally. However, profit increased as a result of our proactive efforts to improve profitability mainly in the P&S Business, as well as other factors.

In FY2017, we enter the second year of our new mid-term business strategy, CS B2018, under the theme of Transform for the Future. We remain committed to take on challenges to achieve three transformations: Business Transformation, Operational Transformation, and Talent Transformation, as the entire group. Correspondingly, we will continue to strive to transform ourselves into a powerful business structure capable of continuously generating more revenue than ever to become a strong group which can survive through any challenging environment.

We will appreciate your continuous support for all of our activities of the Brother Group.

Brother Industries, Ltd.
Representative Director & President

Toshikazu Koike

June, 2017