IIJ Announces its Financial Results for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2021

Wednesday, 12. May 2021 05:03

TOKYO, May 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (“IIJ”, TSE1: 3774) today announced its consolidated financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021 (“FY2020”, from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021) under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).1

 
Highlights of Financial Results for FY2020
 Total revenuesJPY213.0 billionup4.2%YoY2 
 Gross profitJPY40.3 billionup23.6%YoY 
 Operating profitJPY14.3 billionup73.2%YoY 
 Profit before taxJPY14.0 billionup96.0%YoY 
 Net profit3JPY9.7 billionup142.4%YoY 
 Annual cash dividendJPY29.75per share of common stock (post-stock-split basis4)
       
Highlights of Financial Targets for FY2021 (fiscal year ending March 31, 2022)
       
 Total revenuesJPY226.0 billionup6.1%YoY 
 Operating profitJPY17.5 billionup22.8%YoY 
 Profit before taxJPY17.3 billionup23.3%YoY 
 Net profit3JPY11.7 billionup20.5%YoY 
 Annual cash dividendJPY39.00per share of common stock
 

Overview of FY2020 Financial Results and Business Outlook
“As for FY2020 financials, we are very pleased to announce strong operating profit growth, which increased by 73.2% year over year to JPY14.3 billion. We see this FY2020 as a turning point of profitability as we were able to largely and structurally increase operating margin. We’ve been consistently executing our business strategy, continuing to develop and provide reliable and value-added network-related platform services for business uses. It had been sometimes posed us in-front-cost burden formerly, but our network services assets created strong accumulation of enterprise monthly recurring revenues along with IT services utilization demands from Japanese enterprises this year, and it led significant expansion of profit,” said Koichi Suzuki, Founder and Chairman of IIJ.

“We suppose this trend would continue to FY2021 and our mid-term plan period. In FY2021, our core business strategy remains the same: offering wide-range of various Internet/private access/mobile connectivity services, security functions such as gateway solutions/SOC5/EDR6, private-cloud services and multi-cloud solution, with Systems Integration function by leveraging our Internet related expertise. As for FY2021, we expect to increase revenue and operating profit by 6.1% to JPY226.0 billion and by 22.8% to JPY17.5 billion, respectively. Along with net profit increase, we suppose to increase our cash dividend per share by JPY9.25 to JPY39.00 on an annual basis. Although we anticipate our mobile-related revenues will decrease due to ARPU down by our new mobile plan for consumer launched in April 2021, which service price reflected decreasing purchasing unit cost of connectivity and voice fee from MNOs, continuous strong accumulation of enterprise monthly recurring revenues and systems integration, which includes our new subsidiary PTC in Singapore, would cover those impacts and bring consistent revenue growth in total with continued large increase of profit,” said Eijiro Katsu, President of IIJ.

“We also announced our new mid-term plan (FY2021-FY2023) today. We target to have continuous revenue growth to JPY270 billion and operating margin over 9% in FY2023 by realizing scale-merit furthermore. We recognize critical uses of IT services from large Japanese entities shall be enhanced over the long term, and our services offering business would support those changes. We regard this mid-term plan as one step of the growth stage and once we achieve this target, with leveraging our increasing market value, we would like to continue to implement our longer-term growth strategy including M&A to obtain more technology and human resources. Lastly, we believe our efforts for growth will lead to the realization of our ultimate corporate purpose which are: i) to pursue evolving Internet technology as a front runner, ii) to realize and support future networked society in Japan by our expertise, iii) to provide meaningful opportunities for growth to our employees through business execution. This is basically how we view sustainability as a company and for society,” concluded Suzuki.

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1 Unless otherwise stated, all financial figures discussed in this announcement are prepared in accordance with IFRS, unaudited and consolidated.
2 YoY is an abbreviation for year over year change.
3 Net profit is “profit for the year attributable to owners of the parent.”
4 IIJ conducted a stock split at a ratio of two-for-one with an effective date of January 1, 2021. Annual cash dividend per share is the amount after the stock split.
5 SOC is an abbreviation for Security Operation Center with which we monitor security and analyze security logs collected from our dedicated security platform 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to help and keep our clients’ network secure.
6 EDR is an abbreviation for Endpoint Detection and Response which is a software that monitors the operation and behavior of endpoints connected to the network, such as personal computers, servers, smartphones, and tablets, and takes action as soon as it detects a cyber attack.

FY2020 Financial Results Summary
We have omitted segment analysis because most of our revenues are dominated by network services and systems integration (SI) business.

Operating Results Summary
  FY2019FY2020YoY Change
  JPY millionsJPY millions
 Total revenues204,474 213,002 4.2 
  Network services121,999 126,827 4.0 
  Systems integration (SI)78,394 83,284 6.2 
  ATM operation business4,081 2,891 (29.2)
 Total costs(171,880)(172,720)0.5 
  Network services(102,092)(99,656)(2.4)
  Systems integration (SI)(67,584)(71,197)5.3 
  ATM operation business(2,204)(1,867)(15.3)
 Total gross profit32,594 40,282 23.6 
  Network services19,907 27,171 36.5 
  Systems integration (SI)10,810 12,087 11.8 
  ATM operation business1,877 1,024 (45.4)
 SG&A, R&D, and other operating income (expenses)(24,369)(26,034)6.8 
 Operating profit8,225 14,248 73.2 
 Profit before tax7,159 14,035 96.0 
 Profit for the year attributable to owners of the parent4,007 9,712 142.4 
(Note) Systems integration includes equipment sales.   
     

 

Segment Results Summary
  FY2019FY2020
  JPY millionsJPY millions
 Total revenues204,474 213,002 
  Network services and SI business200,679 210,278 
  ATM operation business4,081 2,891 
   Elimination(286)(167)
 Operating profit8,225 14,248 
  Network services and SI business6,729 13,541 
  ATM operation business1,645 826 
   Elimination(149)(119)
    

 

FY2020 Revenues and Income
Revenues
Total revenues were JPY213,002 million, up 4.2% YoY (JPY204,474 million for FY2019).

Network services revenue was JPY126,827 million, up 4.0% YoY (JPY121,999 million for FY2019).

Revenues for Internet connectivity services for enterprise were JPY40,347 million, up 10.1% YoY from JPY36,635 million for FY2019, mainly due to an increase in IP services revenues and mobile-related services revenues along with an increase of telecommunication demands.

Revenues for Internet connectivity services for consumers were JPY25,722 million, down 1.3% YoY from JPY26,055 million for FY2019, mainly due to competition in consumer mobile services.

Revenues for WAN services were JPY25,048 million, down 7.1% YoY from JPY26,972 million for FY2019. The decrease was mainly because of the year over year impact by large enterprises clients’ migration to mobile which mostly ended in 3Q19.

Revenues for Outsourcing services were JPY35,710 million, up 10.4% YoY from JPY32,337 million for FY2019, mainly due to an increase in security-related services revenues.

Network Services Revenues Breakdown
    FY2019FY2020
YoY Change
    JPY millionsJPY millions
Total network services121,999 126,827 4.0 
       
        
 Internet connectivity services (enterprise)36,635 40,347 10.1 
         
  IP services (including data center connectivity services)10,701 12,171 13.7 
  IIJ Mobile Services22,598 24,525 8.5 
          
   Enterprise mobile service (IoT usages etc.) 6,024 7,807 29.6 
   IIJ Mobile MVNO Platform service (MVNE)16,574 16,718 0.9 
  Others3,336 3,651 9.4 
 Internet connectivity services (consumer)26,055 25,722 (1.3)
         
  IIJmio Mobile Services23,487 22,997 (2.1)
  Others2,568 2,725 6.1 
 WAN services26,972 25,048 (7.1)
 Outsourcing services32,337 35,710 10.4 
         

 

Number of Contracts and Subscription for Connectivity Services
        
   As of March 31, 2020As of March 31, 2021
YoY Change
Internet connectivity services (enterprise)2,038,687 2,303,717 265,030 
        
 IP service (greater than or equal to 1Gbps)769 791 22 
 IP service (less than 1Gbps)1,245 1,200 (45)
 IIJ Mobile Services1,949,927 2,209,836 259,909 
         
  Enterprise mobile service (IoT usages etc.)842,811 1,110,415 267,604 
  IIJ Mobile MVNO Platform service (MVNE)1,107,116 1,099,421 (7,695)
 Others86,746 91,890 5,144 
Internet connectivity services (consumer)1,410,006 1,379,277 (30,729)
        
 IIJmio Mobile Service1,075,083 1,034,148 (40,935)
 Others334,923 345,129 10,206 
Total contracted bandwidth (Gbps)5,115.9 6,624.1 1,508.2 
        
(Notes)     
1.Numbers in the table above show number of contracts except for “IIJ Mobile Services (enterprise)” and “IIJmio Mobile Service” which show number of subscriptions.
2.The numbers of IP service contracts include the numbers of IIJ data center connectivity service contracts.
3.Total contracted bandwidth is calculated by multiplying number of contracts under “Internet connectivity services (enterprise)” except for “IIJ Mobile Services” and the contracted bandwidths of the services respectively.
  

SI revenues, including equipment sales, were JPY83,284 million, up 6.2% YoY (JPY78,394 million for FY2019).
Systems construction and equipment sales, a one-time revenue, was JPY31,767 million, down 0.7% YoY (JPY31,976 million for FY2019). Systems operation and maintenance revenue, a recurring revenue, was JPY51,517 million, up 11.0% YoY (JPY46,418 million for FY2019), mainly due to an increase in private cloud services’ revenues.

Orders received for SI, including equipment sales, totaled JPY90,314 million, up 8.6% YoY (JPY83,143 million for FY2019); orders received for systems construction and equipment sales were JPY32,590 million, up 3.0% YoY (JPY31,643 million for FY2019), and orders received for systems operation and maintenance were JPY57,724 million, up 12.1% YoY (JPY51,500 million for FY2019).

Order backlog for SI, including equipment sales, as of March 31, 2021 amounted to JPY62,894 million, up 12.6% YoY (JPY55,864 million as of March 31, 2020); order backlog for systems construction and equipment sales was JPY8,330 million, up 11.0% YoY (JPY7,507 million as of March 31, 2020) and order backlog for systems operation and maintenance was JPY54,564 million, up 12.8% YoY (JPY48,357 million as of March 31, 2020).

ATM operation business revenues were JPY2,891 million, down 29.2% YoY (JPY4,081 million for FY2019), mainly due to the decrease in the number of ATM usage and ATMs in operation along with store closure and stay-at-home by the COVID-19.

Cost of sales
Total cost of sales was JPY172,720 million, up 0.5% YoY (JPY171,880 million for FY2019).

Cost of network services revenue was JPY99,656 million, down 2.4% YoY (JPY102,092 million for FY2019). There was a decrease in cost due to mobile unit charge revised by Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) based on their actual results of FY2019 (JPY1.09 billion) and a decrease in circuit-related costs along with WAN services revenue decrease. Gross profit was JPY27,171 million, up 36.5% YoY (JPY19,907 million for FY2019), and gross profit ratio was 21.4% (16.3% for FY2019).

Cost of SI revenues, including equipment sales was JPY71,197 million, up 5.3% YoY (JPY67,584 million for FY2019). There was an increase in license fees along with an increase in cloud-related revenues. Gross profit was JPY12,087 million, up 11.8% YoY (JPY10,810 million for FY2019) and gross profit ratio was 14.5% (13.8% for FY2019).

Cost of ATM operation business revenues was JPY1,867 million, down 15.3% YoY (JPY2,204 million for FY2019). Gross profit was JPY1,024 million (JPY1,877 million for FY2019) and gross profit ratio was 35.4% (46.0% for FY2019).

Selling, general and administrative expenses and other operating income and expenses
Selling, general and administrative expenses, which include research and development expenses, totaled JPY25,491 million, up 5.9% YoY (JPY24,076 million for FY2019). There was an increase in personnel-related expenses and decreases in sales commission expenses and traveling expenses.

Other operating income was JPY149 million (JPY223 million for FY2019).
Other operating expenses was JPY692 million (JPY516 million for FY2019), mainly due to disposal loss on fixed assets.

Operating profit
Operating profit was JPY14,248 million (JPY8,225 million for FY2019), up 73.2% YoY.

Finance income and expenses, and share of profit (loss) of investments accounted for using equity method
Finance income was JPY776 million, compared to JPY350 million for FY2019. It included gains on financial instruments of JPY479 million (JPY128 million for FY2019), foreign exchange gain of JPY138 million and dividend income of JPY98 million (JPY95 million for FY2019).

Finance expense was JPY581 million, compared to JPY610 million for FY2019. It included interest expenses of JPY580 million (JPY583 million for FY2019).

Share of loss of investments accounted for using equity method was JPY408 million (compared to loss of JPY806 million for FY2019), mainly due to loss of DeCurret of JPY629 million, which included gain on changes in equity of JPY349 million.

Profit before tax
Profit before tax was JPY14,035 million (JPY7,159 million for FY2019), up 96.0% YoY.

Profit for the year
Income tax expense was JPY4,234 million (JPY2,965 million for FY2019), which included tax reduction of JPY306 million related to employment promotion taxation (JPY237 million for FY2019) and deferred tax benefit of JPY384 million (JPY70 million for FY2019). As a result, profit for the year was JPY9,801 million (JPY4,194 million for FY2019), up 133.7% YoY.

Profit for the year attributable to non-controlling interests was JPY89 million (JPY187 million for FY2019), mainly related to net income of Trust Networks Inc.

Profit for the year attributable to owners of parent was JPY9,712 million (JPY4,007 million for FY2019), up 142.4% YoY.

Financial Position as of March 31, 2021
As of March 31, 2021, the balance of total assets was JPY220,777 million, increased by JPY14,253 million from the balance as of March 31, 2020 of JPY206,524 million.

As of March 31, 2021, the balance of current assets was JPY93,405 million, increased by JPY6,814 million from the balance as of March 31, 2020 of JPY86,590 million. The major breakdown of balance and fluctuation of current assets was: an increase in cash and cash equivalents by JPY3,795 million to JPY42,467 million, an increase in trade receivables by JPY2,214 million to JPY34,799 million and an increase in prepaid expenses by JPY902 million to JPY10,598 million.

As of March 31, 2021, the balance of non-current assets was JPY127,373 million, increased by JPY7,439 million from the balance as of March 31, 2020 of JPY119,934 million. As for the major breakdown of balance and fluctuation of non-current assets, tangible assets decreased by JPY315 million to JPY17,084 million, mainly due to depreciation. Right-of-use assets, which include right to use leased assets under operating lease contracts such as office and data centers and assets under finance lease contracts such as data communication equipment, increased by JPY147 million to JPY50,708 million, mainly due to new lease contracts. Intangible assets decreased by JPY1,326 million to JPY16,954 million, mainly due to amortization. The balance of investments accounted for using the equity method was JPY9,027 million, increased by JPY4,200 million, mainly due to an additional investment in DeCurret. Prepaid expenses increased by JPY1,759 million to JPY9,537 million, mainly due to prepayment of maintenance costs. The amount of other investments was JPY12,912 million, increased by JPY3,726 million mainly due to fluctuation of fair value of our holding marketable equity securities.

As of March 31, 2021, the balance of current liabilities was JPY73,259 million, increased by JPY7,572 million from the balance as of March 31, 2020 of JPY65,687 million. As for the major breakdown of balance and fluctuation of current liabilities, trade and other payables increased by JPY956 million to JPY19,244 million. Borrowings increased by JPY2,980 million to JPY18,560 million, due to an increase by JPY5,170 million from a transfer from non-current liabilities and a decrease by JPY2,190 million from repayment. Contract liabilities increased by JPY1,204 million to JPY7,102 million. Other financial liabilities increased by JPY34 million to JPY17,879 million. Other current liabilities increased by JPY1,678 million to JPY7,382 million.

As of March 31, 2021, the balance of non-current liabilities was JPY56,547 million, decreased by JPY4,234 million from the balance as of March 31, 2020 of JPY60,780 million. As for the major breakdown of balance and fluctuation of current liabilities, long-term borrowings decreased by JPY5,170 million to JPY7,000 million due to a transfer to current portion. Contract liabilities increased by JPY1,253 million to JPY7,244 million. Other financial liabilities decreased by JPY658 million to JPY35,648 million, mainly due to a transfer to current portion.

As of March 31, 2021, the balance of total equity attributable to owners of the parent was JPY89,956 million, increased by JPY10,881 million from the balance as of March 31, 2020 of JPY79,076 million. Ratio of owners' equity to total assets was 40.7% as of March 31, 2021.

FY2020 Cash Flows
Cash and cash equivalents as of March 31, 2021 were JPY42,467 million (JPY38,672 million as of March 31, 2020).

Net cash provided by operating activities for FY2020 was JPY40,544 million (net cash provided by operating activities of JPY33,394 million for FY2019). There was profit before tax of JPY14,035 million, depreciation and amortization of JPY27,974 million, including JPY11,668 million of depreciation of right-of-use operating lease assets under IFRS 16, and income taxes paid of JPY3,912 million. Regarding changes in working capital, there was net cash in of JPY1,513 million compared to net cash out of JPY909 million for FY2019. As for the major factors for the increase in net cash-inflow in comparison with FY2019, there were decreases in payment of current liabilities, such as trade payable. Cash-inflow also increased due to decrease in trade and other receivable and increase in contract liabilities. The increase in net cash-inflow related to these factors exceeded the net increased amount of payment of prepaid expenses and contract assets.

Net cash used in investing activities for FY2020 was JPY13,216 million (net cash used in investing activities of JPY7,265 million for FY2019), mainly due to payments for purchases of tangible assets of JPY6,391 million (JPY7,197 million for FY2019), investments in an equity method investee of JPY4,754 million (JPY868 million for FY2019), payments for purchases of intangible assets, such as software, of JPY4,617 million (JPY4,642 million for FY2019) and proceeds from sales of tangible assets, which include sale and leaseback, of JPY2,499 million (JPY2,771 million for FY2019).

Net cash used in financing activities for FY2020 was JPY23,618 million (net cash used in financing activities of JPY19,354 million for FY2019), mainly due to payments of other financial liabilities of JPY20,168 million (JPY20,556 million for FY2019), which includes paymants under operating lease contracts such as office rent and finance lease contracts such as network equipment, repayments of long-term bank borrowings of JPY1,830 million, dividends paid of JPY1,533 million (JPY1,217 million for FY2019) and repayments of short-term borrowings of JPY360 million.

Considered Factors for FY2021 Financial Targets
As for the market environment in FY2021, the economy in general is expected to continue to recover, yet we need to pay attention to concerns such as the re-emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the ICT related market, we assume that demand for network services and systems integration will continue to increase.

With regard to our business outlook for FY2021, we expect continued growth in revenues and gross profit for recurring transactions, such as network services, under the aforementioned assumptions of the market environment. In mobile services, we expect a decrease in revenue due to a reduction of average revenue per user caused by our new consumer plan, which reflects unit price reduction of mobile interconnectivity charge. In systems integration, in addition to continued growth, we expect an increase in revenues and profits due to the acquisition of PTC SYSTEM (S) PTE LTD., which became our wholly owned subsidiary in April 2021.

Based on the above, our consolidated financial targets for FY2021 are as follows: total revenues of JPY226.0 billion (up 6.1% from FY2020) and operating profit of JPY17.5 billion (up 22.8% from FY2020). As for profit before tax, we target JPY17.3 billion, by considering share of profit or loss of investments accounted for using equity method and others. As for profit for the year attributable to owners of the parent, we target JPY11.7 billion, by considering income tax expenses at the normal effective tax rate.

Dividend Policy and FY2020 Dividend and FY2021 Dividend Forecast
The basic dividend policy of IIJ is that IIJ pays dividends to its shareholders continuously and in a stable manner while considering the need to have retained earnings for the enhancement of financial position, medium-to long-term business expansion, future business investment and other goals.

Based on the Articles of Incorporation of IIJ, the frequency of dividend payments is twice each fiscal year, an interim dividend and a year-end dividend. The interim dividend is decided by the meeting of the board directors of IIJ and the year-end dividend is approved at IIJ’s general meeting of shareholders.

Based on the policy above, for FY2020, IIJ had paid the interim cash dividend of JPY10.25 per share of common stock (post-stock-split basis), and plans the year-end dividend to be JPY19.50 per share. Total dividend per share for FY2020 will be JPY29.75 per share of common stock.

As for FY2021, our interim dividend forecast is JPY19.50 and our year-end dividend forecast is JPY19.50, which in total is JPY39.00 per share of common stock, an increase of JPY9.25 from FY2020 annual dividend.

Presentation
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About Internet Initiative Japan Inc.
Founded in 1992, IIJ is one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. IIJ and its group companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate customers. IIJ's services include high-quality Internet connectivity services, mobile services, security services, cloud computing services, and systems integration. Moreover, IIJ operates one of the largest Internet backbone networks in Japan that is connected to the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia. IIJ listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2006.

For inquiries, contact:
IIJ Investor RelationsTel: +81-3-5205-6500E-mail: ir@iij.ad.jpURL: https://www.iij.ad.jp/en/ir

Disclaimer:
Statements made in this press release regarding IIJ’s or management’s intentions, beliefs, expectations, or predictions for the future are forward-looking statements that are based on IIJ’s and managements’ current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about its business and the industry. These forward-looking statements, such as statements regarding revenues and profits, are subject to various risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause IIJ’s actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement.

   
Consolidated Statements of Financial Position (Unaudited)
     
  March 31, 2020 March 31, 2021
  Thousands of yen Thousands of yen
Assets    
Current Assets    
Cash and cash equivalents 38,671,734  42,466,933 
Trade receivables 32,585,326  34,799,075 
Inventories 2,476,477  2,171,046 
Prepaid expenses 9,696,856  10,598,441 
Contract assets 438,675  1,281,918 
Other financial assets 2,629,332  1,975,910 
Other current assets 92,027  111,334 
Total Current Assets 86,590,427  93,404,657 
Non-current Assets    
Tangible assets 17,399,863  17,084,401 
Right-of-use Assets 50,560,361  50,707,726 
Goodwill 6,082,472  6,082,472 
Intangible assets 18,280,247  16,954,274 
Investments accounted for using the equity method 4,827,287  9,026,980 
Prepaid expenses 7,777,997  9,537,160 
Contract assets 60,362  46,638 
Other investments 9,186,646  12,912,483 
Deferred tax assets 742,857  143,337 
Other financial assets 4,645,959  4,442,704 
Other non-current assets 369,782  434,437 
Total non-current assets 119,933,833  127,372,612 
Total assets 206,524,260  220,777,269 
     
  March 31, 2020 March 31, 2021  
  Thousands of yen Thousands of yen
Liabilities and Equity    
Liabilities    
Current liabilities    
Trade and other payables 18,287,546  19,243,800 
Borrowings 15,580,000  18,560,000 
Income taxes payable 2,283,707  3,012,415 
Contract liabilities 5,897,674  7,101,821 
Deferred income 88,901  79,914 
Other financial liabilities 17,845,194  17,879,331 
Other current liabilities 5,703,623  7,381,746 
Total current liabilities 65,686,645  73,259,027 
Non-current liabilities    
Borrowings 12,170,000  7,000,000 
Retirement benefit liabilities 3,984,880  4,168,575 
Provisions 753,518  756,405 
Contract liabilities 5,991,807  7,244,411 
Deferred income 479,097  405,579 
Deferred tax liabilities 136,536  225,469 
Other financial liabilities 36,305,781  35,647,899 
Other non-current liabilities 958,879  1,098,253 
Total non-current liabilities 60,780,498  56,546,591 
Total liabilities 126,467,143  129,805,618 
Equity    
Share capital 25,530,621  25,530,621 
Share premium 36,271,395  36,388,811 
Retained earnings 16,500,993  25,046,813 
Other components of equity 2,669,501  4,865,110 
Treasury shares (1,896,921) (1,874,976)
Total equity attributable to owners of the parent 79,075,589  89,956,379 
Non-controlling interests 981,528  1,015,272 
Total equity 80,057,117  90,971,651 
Total liabilities and equity 206,524,260  220,777,269 
       

 

Consolidated Statements of Profit or Loss (Unaudited)
     
  For the year ended For the year ended
  March 31, 2020 March 31, 2021
  Thousands of yen Thousands of yen
Revenues    
Network services 121,998,722  126,826,927 
System integration 78,393,435  83,283,912 
ATM operation business 4,081,358  2,891,041 
Total revenues 204,473,515  213,001,880 
     
Cost of sales    
Cost of network services (102,092,065) (99,656,232)
Cost of systems integration (67,584,141) (71,196,904)
Cost of ATM operation business (2,203,884) (1,866,789)
Total cost of sales (171,880,090) (172,719,925)
Gross Profit 32,593,425  40,281,955 
       
Selling, general and administrative expense (24,075,759) (25,490,666)
Other operating income 223,215  148,500 
Other operating expenses (515,709) (692,066)
Operating Profit 8,225,172  14,247,723 
       
Finance income 349,965  776,298 
Finance expenses (610,370) (581,486)
Share of profit (loss) of investments accounted for using equity method (805,780) (407,816)
Profit (loss) before tax 7,158,987  14,034,719 
Income tax expense (2,965,453) (4,233,584)
Profit (loss) for the year 4,193,534  9,801,135 
     
Profit (loss) for the year attributable to:    
Owners of the parent 4,006,773  9,711,559 
Non-controlling interests 186,761  89,576 
Total 4,193,534  9,801,135 
     
Earnings per share    
Basic earnings per share (yen) 44.44  107.67 
Diluted earnings per share (yen) 44.24  107.14 
     
※IIJ conducted stock a split at a ratio of two-for-one with an effective date of January 1, 2021.
Basic earnings per share and diluted earnings per share have been calculated as if the stock split was conducted at the beginning of the previous fiscal year.
 

 

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Unaudited)  
     
  For the year ended For the year ended
  March 31, 2020 March 31, 2021
  Thousands of yen Thousands of yen
Profit (loss) for the year 4,193,534  9,801,135 
Other comprehensive income, net of tax    
Items that will not be reclassified to profit or loss    
Net change in fair value of equity instruments designated as measured at fair value through other comprehensive income 234,772  2,371,133 
Remeasurement of defined benefit plans (157,541) 115,649 
Total items that will not be reclassified to profit or loss 77,231  2,486,782 
Items that may be reclassified to profit or loss    
Exchange differences on translation of foreign operations (92,375) 98,938 
Financial assets measured at fair value through other comprehensive income (1,735) (692)
Share of other comprehensive income of investments accounted for using equity method 7,671  (21,921)
Total of items that may be reclassified to profit or loss (86,439) 76,325 
Total other comprehensive income, net of tax (9,208) 2,563,107 
Other comprehensive income for the year 4,184,326  12,364,242 
Other comprehensive income for the year attributable to:    
Owners of the parent 3,997,565  12,274,666 
Non-controlling interest 186,761  89,576 
Other comprehensive income for the year 4,184,326  12,364,242 
     

 

Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity (Unaudited)
For the year ended March 31, 2020
                  
  Owners of the parent’s shareholders’ equity Non-
controlling
interests
 Total
equity
  Share capital Share premium Retained
earnings
 Other
components of
equity
 Treasury shares Total  
  Thousands of yen Thousands of yen Thousands of yen Thousands of yen Thousands of yen Thousands of yen Thousands of yen Thousands of yen
Balance, April 1, 2019 25,518,712  36,225,775  12,335,035  4,088,704  (1,896,788) 76,271,438  848,172  77,119,610 
Cumulative impact of adopting IFRS 16 -  -  (33,728) -  -  (33,728) -  (33,728)
Comprehensive income                 
Profit for the year -  -  4,006,773  -  -  4,006,773  186,761  4,193,534 
Other comprehensive income -  -  -  (9,208) -  (9,208) -  (9,208)
Total comprehensive income -  -  4,006,773  (9,208) -  3,997,565  186,761  4,184,326 
Transactions with owners                 
Issuance of common stock 11,909  (11,895) -  -  -  14  -  14 
Purchase of treasury stock -  -  -  -  (133) (133) -  (133)
Dividends paid -  -  (1,217,082) -  -  (1,217,082) (53,405) (1,270,487)
Stock-based compensation -  57,515  -  -  -  57,515  -  57,515 
Transfer from other components of equity to retained earnings -  -  1,409,995  (1,409,995) -  -  -  - 
Total transactions with owners 11,909  45,620  192,913  (1,409,995) (133) (1,159,686) (53,405) (1,213,091)
Balance, March 31, 2020 25,530,621  36,271,395  16,500,993  2,669,501  (1,896,921) 79,075,589  981,528  80,057,117 
                  
                  
For the year ended March 31, 2021                 
                  
  Owners of the parent’s shareholders’ equity Non-
controlling
interests
 Total
equity
  Share capital Share premium Retained
earnings
 Other
components of
equity
 Treasury shares Total  
  Thousands of yen Thousands of yen Thousands of yen Thousands of yen Thousands of yen Thousands of yen Thousands of yen Thousands of yen
Balance, April 1, 2020 25,530,621  36,271,395  16,500,993  2,669,501  (1,896,921) 79,075,589  981,528  80,057,117 
Comprehensive income                 
Profit for the year -  -  9,711,559  -  -  9,711,559  89,576  9,801,135 
Other comprehensive income -  -  -  2,563,107  -  2,563,107  -  2,563,107 
Total comprehensive income -  -  9,711,559  2,563,107  -  12,274,666  89,576  12,364,242 
Transactions with owners                 
Purchase of treasury stock -  -  -  -  (140) (140) -  (140)
Disposal of treasury shares -  52,781  -  -  22,085  74,866  -  74,866 
Dividends paid -  -  (1,533,237) -  -  (1,533,237) (55,832) (1,589,069)
Stock-based compensation -  64,635  -  -  -  64,635  -  64,635 
Transfer from other components of equity to retained earnings -  -  367,498  (367,498) -  -  -  - 
Total transactions with owners -  117,416  (1,165,739) (367,498) 21,945  (1,393,876) (55,832) (1,449,708)
Balance, March 31, 2021 25,530,621  36,388,811  25,046,813  4,865,110  (1,874,976) 89,956,379  1,015,272  90,971,651 
                  

 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
     
  For the year ended For the year ended
  March 31, 2020 March 31, 2021
  Thousands of yen Thousands of yen
Cash flows from operating activities:    
Profit (loss) before tax 7,158,987  14,034,719 
Adjustments    
Depreciation and amortization 28,520,131  27,973,729 
Loss (gain) on sales/disposals of property and equipment 470,789  634,271 
Shares of loss (profit) of investments accounted for using the equity method 805,780  407,816 
Finance income (259,463) (639,262)
Finance expenses 592,186  579,741 
Other (8,075) 338,666 
Changes in working capital    
Decrease (increase) in trade receivables 344,940  (2,151,565)
Decrease (increase) in inventories 919,349  312,484 
Decrease (increase) in prepaid expenses (538,864) (2,671,608)
Decrease (increase) in contract assets (390,673) (829,519)
Decrease (increase) in other assets 245,625  15,818 
Decrease (increase) in other financial assets (322,857) 1,504,966 
Increase (decrease) in trade and other payables (4,052,514) 1,071,330 
Increase (decrease) in contract liabilities 1,590,073  2,505,263 
Increase (decrease) in deferred income (42,085) (82,505)
Increase (decrease) in other liabilities 1,150,317  1,677,036 
Increase (decrease) in other financial liabilities (83,898) (185,457)
Increase (decrease) in retirement benefit liabilities 271,746  347,171 
Subtotal 36,371,494  44,843,094 
Interest and dividends received 211,312  192,760 
Interest paid (578,252) (580,053)
Income taxes paid (2,610,803) (3,911,634)
Cash flows from operating activities 33,393,751  40,544,167 
     
Cash flows from investing activities    
Purchases of tangible assets (7,196,952) (6,390,700)
Proceeds from sales of tangible assets 2,771,031  2,499,494 
Purchases of intangible assets (4,641,964) (4,616,636)
Proceeds from sales of intangible assets 273,773  44,085 
Purchase of investments accounted for using equity method (867,842) (4,754,000)
Proceeds from sale of investments accounted for using equity method -  60,637 
Purchases of other investments (136,429) (241,307)
Proceeds from sales of other investments 2,750,245  462,547 
Payments for leasehold deposits and guarantee deposits (196,716) (280,742)
Proceeds from collection of leasehold deposits and guarantee deposits 21,527  64,852 
Payments for refundable insurance policies (56,340) (68,767)
Other 14,833  4,695 
Cash flows from investing activities (7,264,834) (13,215,842)
Cash flows from financing activities    
Repayment of long-term borrowings (1,500,000) (1,830,000)
Net increase (decrease) in short-term borrowings 2,500,000  (360,000)
Proceeds from other financial liabilities 1,473,000  329,566 
Payments of other financial liabilities (20,556,388) (20,168,227)
Dividends paid (1,217,082) (1,533,237)
Other (53,551) (55,832)
Cash flows from financing activities (19,354,021) (23,617,730)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (60,951) 84,604 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 6,713,945  3,795,199 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the year 31,957,789  38,671,734 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of year 38,671,734  42,466,933 
       

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (UNAUDITED)
Going Concern Assumption (Unaudited)
Nothing to be reported.

Changes in Accounting Policies (Unaudited)
Nothing to be reported.

Segment Information (Unaudited)
IIJ and its subsidiaries (collectively “the Company”) primarily operates its network service and system integration business, which provides a comprehensive range of network solutions to meet its customers’ needs by cross-selling a variety of services, including Internet connectivity services, WAN services, outsourcing services, systems integration and sales of network-related equipment, and the ATM operation business. Therefore, the Company defined two reportable segments: “Network service and systems integration business” and “ATM operation business.”

Segment information for the Company is as follows:

Fiscal year ended March 31, 2020

 Reportable segments      
Network service and
systems integration
business
 ATM operation
business
 Adjustments Consolidated
Thousands of yen Thousands of yen Thousands of yen Thousands of yen
Revenue         
Customers200,392,157  4,081,358   204,473,515 
Intersegment transactions287,262    (287,262) 
Total revenue200,679,419  4,081,358  (287,262) 204,473,515 
Segment operating profit6,728,906  1,644,629  (148,363) 8,225,172 
Finance income        349,965 
Finance expense        (610,370)
Share of profit (loss) of investments accounted for using the equity method        (805,780)
Profit before tax        7,158,987 
          

Fiscal year ended March 31, 2021

 Reportable segments      
Network service and
systems integration
business
 ATM operation
business
 Adjustments Consolidated
Thousands of yen Thousands of yen Thousands of yen Thousands of yen
Revenue         
Customers210,110,839  2,891,041   213,001,880 
Intersegment transactions167,160    (167,160) 
Total revenue210,277,999  2,891,041  (167,160) 213,001,880 
Segment operating profit13,541,072  826,004  (119,353) 14,247,723 
Finance income        776,298 
Finance expense        (581,486)
Share of profit (loss) of investments accounted for using the equity method        (407,816)
Profit before tax        14,034,719 
           

Intersegment transactions are based on market price. Substantially all revenues are from customers operating in Japan. Geographic information for revenues is not presented due to immateriality of revenue attributable to international operations. In addition, non-current assets (excluding financial instruments, deferred tax assets and assets related to retirement benefits) are not presented because substantially all non-current assets are located in Japan and non-current assets located overseas are not material.

Major customers information is not provided because there is no single external customer that accounts for 10% or more of the Company's revenue.

Earnings per share (Unaudited)        
Basic earnings per share attributable to owners of the parent and diluted earnings per share attributable to owners of the parent for the years ended March 31, 2020 and 2021 were as follows:

  For the year ended
March 31, 2020
 For the year ended
March 31, 2021
Numerator:      
Basic earnings attributable to owners of the parent ( thousands of yen ) 4,006,773  9,711,559 
       
Denominator:      
Weighted average number of shares ― basic(shares) 90,160,805  90,195,162 
Dilution arising from stock options (shares) 401,332  451,642 
Weighted average number of shares ― diluted(shares) 90,562,137  90,646,804 
       
Earnings per share attributable to owners of the parent      
Basic (yen) 44.44  107.67 
Diluted (yen) 44.24  107.14 
       

Stock split
Based on a resolution of the Board of Directors on November 9, 2020, the Company conducted a two-for-one stock split of common shares held by shareholders as of December 31, 2020, with an effective date of January 1, 2021. As a result of the stock split, per share information for the previous and current consolidated fiscal years presented in the condensed quarterly consolidated financial statements is presented after adjustment for the stock split.

Subsequent Events (Unaudited)
On April 1, 2021, the Company acquired all shares of PTC SYSTEM (S) PTE LTD, which is mainly engaged in the system integration business in Singapore, for SGD$44 million (JPY3,632 million) and made it a subsidiary.

Note: The following information is provided to disclose Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (“IIJ”) financial results (unaudited) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021 (“FY2020”) in the form defined by the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Consolidated Financial Results for the Fiscal Year ended March 31, 2021 [Under IFRS]

May 12, 2021

Company name: Internet Initiative Japan Inc.
Exchange listed: Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section
Stock code number: 3774
URL: https://www.iij.ad.jp/
Representative: Eijiro Katsu, President and Representative Director
Contact: Akihisa Watai, Senior Managing Director and CFO
TEL: (03) 5205-6500
Scheduled date for annual general shareholders’ meeting: June 29, 2021
Scheduled date for dividend payment: June 30, 2021
Scheduled date for filing of annual securities report (Yuka-shoken -houkokusho) to Japan’s regulatory organization: June 30, 2021
Supplemental material on annual results: Yes
Presentation on annual results: Yes (for institutional investors and analysts)

(Amounts of less than JPY one million are rounded)

1. Consolidated Financial Results for the Fiscal Year ended March 31, 2021 (April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021)

(1) Consolidated Results of Operations(% shown is YoY change)
 RevenuesOperating profitProfit (loss) before
tax
Profit (loss)
for the year
Profit (loss)
attributable to
owners
of the parent
Other
comprehensive
income
 JPY millions%JPY millions%JPY millions%JPY millions%JPY millions%JPY millions%
Fiscal Year ended March 31, 2021213,0024.214,24873.214,03596.09,801133.79,712142.412,364195.5
Fiscal Year ended March 31, 2020204,4746.38,22536.67,15922.54,19413.44,00713.84,18435.8

 

 

 Basic earnings per
share
Diluted earnings per
share
Rate of return
on equity
Ratio of profit before
taxes to total assets
Ratio of operating
profit to revenues
 JPYJPY%%%
Fiscal Year ended March 31, 2021107.67107.1411.56.66.7
Fiscal Year ended March 31, 202044.4444.245.23.84.0

(Reference) Equity in net income (loss) of equity method investees
Fiscal year ended March 31, 2021: JPY(408) million, Fiscal year ended March 31, 2020: JPY(806) million
(Note) IIJ conducted a stock split at a ratio of two-for-one with an effective date of January 1, 2021. Accordingly, basic earnings per share and diluted earnings per share have been calculated as if the stock split was conducted at the beginning of the previous consolidated fiscal year.

 
(2) Consolidated Financial Position
 Total assetsTotal equityTotal equity
attributable to owners
of the parent
Ratio of owners'
equity
to total assets
Owners' equity
per share
 JPY millionsJPY millionsJPY millions%JPY
As of March 31, 2021220,77790,97289,95640.7997.24
As of March 31, 2020206,52480,05779,07638.3876.99

(Note) IIJ conducted a stock split at a ratio of two-for-one with an effective date of January 1, 2021. Accordingly, owners' equity per share have been calculated as if the stock split was conducted at the beginning of the previous consolidated fiscal year.

 
(3) Consolidated Cash Flow
 Operating activitiesInvesting activitiesFinancing activitiesCash and cash equivalents
(end of the year)
 JPY millionsJPY millionsJPY millionsJPY millions
Fiscal year ended March 31, 202140,544(13,216)(23,618)42,467
Fiscal year ended March 31, 202033,394(7,265)(19,354)38,672
       

2.Dividends

 Dividend per SharesTotal cash
dividends
for the year
Payout
Ratio
(consolidated)
Ratio of Dividends to
Shareholder's Equity
(consolidated)
 1Q-end2Q-end3Q-endYear-endTotal
 JPYJPYJPYJPYJPYJPY millions%%
Fiscal Year Ended
March 31, 2020
13.5013.5027.001,21730.41.6
Fiscal Year Ended
March 31, 2021
20.5019.502,68427.63.2
Fiscal Year Ending
March 31, 2021
(forecast)
19.5019.5039.00 30.1 

(Note) IIJ conducted a stock split at a ratio of two-for-one with an effective date of January 1, 2021. The forecast of year-end dividend per share is the amount after the stock split. Regarding the pre-split basis amount, revised forecast of year-end and annual dividend per share are JPY39.00 and JPY59.50, respectively.

3.Targets of Consolidated Financial Results for the Fiscal Year ending March 31, 2022
     (April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022)

(% shown is YoY change)
 RevenuesOperating profitProfit (loss) before taxProfit (loss) for the year attributable to owners of the parentBasic earnings per share
 JPY millions%JPY millions%JPY millions%JPY millions%JPY
Interim Period Ending September 30, 2021108,0006.26,50024.16,30041.14,20051.646.56
Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2022226,0006.117,50022.817,30023.311,70020.5129.70

* Notes:

(1) Changes in significant subsidiaries: None

(2) Changes in accounting policies and estimate

  1. Changes in accounting policies required by IFRS: None
  2. Other changes in accounting policies: None
  3. Changes in accounting estimates: None

(3) Number of shares issued (common stock)

  1. Number of shares issued (inclusive of treasury stock):
    As of March 31, 2021: 93,469,200 shares
    As of March 31, 2020: 93,469,200 shares

  2. Number of treasury stock:
    As of March 31, 2021: 3,263,532 shares
    As of March 31, 2020: 3,301,900 shares

  3. Number of weighted average common shares outstanding:
    For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021: 90,195,162 shares
    For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020: 90,160,805 shares

* IIJ conducted a stock split at a ratio of two-for-one with an effective date of January 1, 2021. Accordingly, number of shares issued, number of treasury stock and number of weighted average common shares outstanding above have been calculated as if the stock split was conducted at the beginning of the previous consolidated fiscal year, respectively.

* Status of Audit Procedures
This document is not subject to the audit procedures by certified public accountant or independent auditor.

* Explanation on the Appropriate Use of Future Outlook and other special instructions

  1. Forward-looking statements
    Forward-looking statements disclosed in this document are based on IIJ Group’s expectation, estimates, and projections based on information available to IIJ Group as of May 12, 2021. As these forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ from those disclosed due, for example, to but not limited to changes in business climate and/or market trends. As for our latest forecast of our financial targets, please refer to “Considered Factors for FY2021 Financial Targets” written on page 8 of this document.

  2. Adoption of IFRS
    We have adopted IFRS from the Annual Securities Report (Yuka-shoken houkokusho) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019.

[English Translation]

May 12, 2021

Company name: Internet Initiative Japan Inc.

Company representative: Eijiro Katsu, President and Representative Director
(Stock Code Number: 3774, The First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange)

Contact: Akihisa Watai, Senior Managing Director and CFO
TEL: 81-3-5205-6500

Information Pertaining to Our Largest Shareholder

1. About Our Largest Shareholder (As of March 31, 2021)

NameRelationshipIts Ownership Percentage (%)Securities Exchanges
where its Shares are Listed
Direct
ownership
Indirect
ownership
Total
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (“NTT”)IIJ is NTT's affiliate company22.44.526.9Tokyo Stock Exchange
(First Section)

2. Position of the Listed Company (IIJ) within NTT Group and other relationships

The ownership percentage by NTT, which is IIJ's largest shareholder, was 26.9% as of March 31, 2021, including its indirect ownership. However, IIJ's business activities are not affected by NTT's ownership in IIJ and IIJ is maintaining its management independence.

3. Business Relationship with NTT Group

IIJ uses services provided by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation for a significant portion of IIJ’s access circuits, services provided by NTT Communications Corporation for a significant portion of IIJ’s domestic and international backbone circuits, and services provided by NTT DOCOMO, INC for a significant portion of IIJ’s mobile infrastructure, to provide Internet connectivity and other services to IIJ’s customers. IIJ also leases a part of Internet data center facilities from NTT Group companies to provide Internet data center services. The aggregate amount paid to for these services was JPY33,827 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021.

4. Policy Concerning Measures to Protect Minority Shareholders in Transactions with NTT Group

Business transactions with the NTT Group are within the scope of normal business practices and there is no special contract made in relation to the investment by NTT Group.


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