In Asia, due to factors such as the reduction in domestic OEM production and struggling domestic sales, net sales and operating income stood at ¥6,888 million (down 19.2% year on year) and ¥269 million (down 50.7% year on year), respectively. In North America, while net sales mostly held steady at ¥2,291 million (up 3.6% year on year), operating income came to ¥33 million (down 67.8% year on year) as a result of falling sales unit prices.
In Europe, as a result of the high yen throughout the first half of the fiscal year and the sluggish regional economy, net sales and an operating loss of ¥4,990 million (down 12.4% year on year) and ¥231 million (compared with an operating loss of ¥66 million in the same period last year), respectively, were recorded.
In the Information Service Business, earnings increased in the CAD business and systems solutions service business thanks to ongoing efforts to strengthen sales capabilities. As a result, net sales stood at ¥1,960 million (up 5.1% year on year). Operating income increased to ¥148 million (up 67.6% year on year) due to ongoing profit structure reform focused on the systems solutions service business and the effect of cost reductions.
In the Real Estate Leasing Business, due to a decrease in lease properties accompanying the switchover to internal MUTOH Group use for the Head Office Building, net sales and operating income stood at ¥323 million (down 41.4% year on year) and ¥227 million (down 20.5% year on year), respectively.
In Other Business, due to an environment of sluggish consumer spending and capital expenditures brought about by prolonged deflation, the business environment remained difficult for sports support products and design/drafting equipment products. As a result, net sales and an operating income of ¥1,527 million (down 4.1% year on year) and ¥0 million (compared with an operating loss of ¥16 million in the same period last year), respectively, were recorded.