Things are looking up for the Toei crew.
On October 27, Toei released their earnings for the first half of the current fiscal year. In their report, Toei revealed the following:
- Consolidated sales clocked in at 23.444 billion yen ($205,730,332.15 USD), up 18.6% from the same period last year.
- Operating profits stand at 5.962 billion yen ($52,321,882.25 USD), up 24.7% from the same period last year
- Ordinary income totaled 6.281 billion yen ($55,121,392.56 USD), 36.2% up from the same period last year.
- Net income for the first half of the fiscal year was 4.291 billion yen ($37,657,362.76 USD)
Toei’s licensing and copyright sales rose to 13.019 billion yen ($114,249,859.59 USD) for the first half of this fiscal year, up 52.5% from the same period last year. This made up more than half of all sales for the period, and brought in operating profits of 6.097 billion yen ($53,504,984.55 USD).
Foreign copyright sales jumped 91.8% to 6.233 billion yen ($54,699,189.56 USD). The film sector sales jumped 7.2% to 7.667 billion yen ($67,280,944.23 USD), though operating profits for the division also dropped 36% to 1.01 billion yen ($8,863,575.53).
Toei singled out revenues from the Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle as a key area for growth, as the game had 200 million downloads across the globe. The game sits at the top of Apple’s App Store in fourteen countries.
Total overseas video sales revenues for the period added up to 3.896 billion yen ($34,190,884.48 USD), wiht the biggest drivers coming from Dragon Ball franchise sales in the United States and general licensing in China.
Source: Anime News Network