February 13, 2020
  • RAKUTEN, INC.

Notice Regarding Differences in Financial Results between FY2018 and FY2019

 

 Rakuten, Inc. (hereafter “the Company”) today announced financial results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019. Since differences with the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 are large, the Company is providing an overview.
 Since the Company does not disclose earnings forecasts, it is making comparisons with the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 in accordance with the rules of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

 

1. Consolidated Results for the Fiscal Year ended December 31, 2019
     (January 1 – December 31, 2019)

Consolidated Operating Results (IFRS)

 

Revenue

Operating income

Net income attributable to owners of the parent company

Basic Earnings per Share attributable to owners of the parent company

Fiscal year ended December 31, 2018

(A)

Millions of yen

1,101,480

Millions of yen

170,425

Millions of yen

142,282

Yen


105.43

Fiscal year ended December 31, 2019

 (B)

1,263,932

 72,745

 (31,888)

(23.55)

Amount change YoY (B-A)

162,452

(97,680)

(174,170)

-

% change YoY

14.7%

(57.3)%

-

-

 

2. Reasons for Differences
 In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, high levels of growth at existing businesses including gross merchandise sales at domestic e-Commerce businesses such as Rakuten Ichiba, and in Rakuten Card shopping transaction volumes and revolving balances on the back of expansion of the card membership base, resulted in revenue of 1,263,932 million yen (up 14.7% year-on-year).
 On the other hand, operating income was 72,745 million yen (down 57.3% year-on-year), mainly due to an increase in upfront investments in the mobile business and the logistics business in domestic e-Commerce. In addition, the Company determined that there was objective evidence that the investment in Lyft, Inc., which is accounted for by the equity method, was impaired due to a significant fall in the market price of its shares, and an impairment loss of 102,873 million yen was recorded in the three months ended September 30, 2019. As a result, net loss attributable to owners of the parent company was 31,888 million yen (compared with a profit of 142,282 million yen in fiscal year ended December 31, 2018), which caused a difference in earnings between the two fiscal years.

 

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