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Business Performance by Segment

Business Performance by SegmentPrinting Tips

Consolidated Net Sales FY 2014(Ended March 31, 2014)

Proportion by Business Segment Proportion by Geographic Area

Electronic Musical Instruments Business

Electronic musical instruments As for stage pianos, sales increased year on year due to the contribution of new products. Also, the sale of new products for the dance market started from the fourth quarter, making a good start. With regard to drums, although signs of recovery were seen from the second half of the fiscal year amid robust sales for the new foldable product and existing compact-type products, it did not offset the drop in sales in the first half of the fiscal year, resulting in a year-on-year decline. With respect to synthesizers, even though sound engine modules equipped with tones of generations made a contribution, sales of existing products were down mainly in North America and South America.
Guitar-related equipment As for guitar effects, although new products posted strong sales and some existing products headed towards a recovery in Asia, sales of existing products fell sharply amid intensified market competition in North America and Europe, thus resulting in a year-on-year decline. With respect to guitar synthesizers, sales fell sharply in reaction to new products launched in the previous fiscal year.
Home electronic musical instruments Sales of keyboards with automatic accompaniment were robust mainly in Asia and increased year on year. Accordion sales, which had declined year on year during the first half of the fiscal year, picked up year on year thanks to strong performance in Europe by new products. Digital piano sales, which started to show signs of recovery from the second half of the fiscal year, rose year on year thanks to an increase in sales of new products particularly stemming from last-minute demand before the consumption tax hike in Japan. However, this did not offset the drop in sales in North America and Europe during the first half of the fiscal year, resulting in a year-on-year decline.
Professional video, professional audio and computer music equipment With regard to professional video equipment, sales of both new products of switchers and existing products increased year on year due to solid performance mainly in Japan, North America and Europe. Sales of professional audio equipment, which had decreased year on year during the first half of the fiscal year, increased year on year driven by mixers for the iPad. As for computer music equipment, although sales of audio interfaces for computers and keyboard equipment for data entry rose year on year, sales of music software declined, resulting in a year-on-year decrease.
Others Sales of sound engines for online karaoke machines were declined year on year due to a sharp decline in sales in Japan despite strong sales in Asia, resulting in a year-on-year decline. As for music schools, sales decreased year on year due to a gradual drop in the number of students as a result of the declining birth rate.

Computer Peripherals Business

Computer Peripherals Business Regarding printers, sales continued to be robust for new products of large inkjet printers for the sign market, the Company’s core market, mainly in replacement demand among existing users after being highly rated for their high-value-added expressiveness. In addition, sales of new products offering enhanced output speed advanced among major sign manufacturers. Furthermore, sales of print only machines grew mainly in such regions as China and South America.

As for 3D products, sales of milling processing machines and engraving machines, mainstay products, for the manufacturing field were robust. Also, sales of milling machines for dental applications expanded in North America, as well as in Japan and China, as a result of creating a system for proposing the dental prosthetics production process as a total solution and the steady progress in the establishment and expansion of a sales network, in addition to the introduction of compact and low-priced new products.

As for supplies, sales of inks increased mainly in North America and Europe, where sales of printers were strong.
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