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Consolidated Financial Results for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2022

1. Consolidated financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 (from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022)



  1. Consolidated financial performance (Percentages indicate year-on-year changes.)




















    Revenue



    Core operating income



    Operating income



    Profit before tax



    Year ended March 31, 2022


    March 31, 2021



    Millions of yen


    2,228,523


    1,883,600



    %


    18.3


    (9.9)



    Millions of yen


    132,063


    90,265



    %


    46.3


    (28.1)



    Millions of yen


    100,565


    55,879



    %


    80.0


    (51.3)



    Millions of yen


    120,315


    65,566



    %


    83.5


    (46.8)




















    Profit



    Profit attributable to owners of parent



    Basic earnings per share



    Diluted earnings per share



    Year ended March 31, 2022


    March 31, 2021



    Millions of yen


    93,609


    47,339



    %


    97.7


    (49.6)



    Millions of yen


    84,235


    45,794



    %


    83.9


    (45.6)



    Yen


    52.63


    28.61



    Yen


    52.19


    28.57
























    Return on equity



    Return on assets



    Core operating margin



    Year ended



    %



    %



    %



    March 31, 2022



    6.4



    4.5



    5.9



    March 31, 2021



    3.9



    3.2



    4.8


    Notes:



    1. Share of profit (loss) of investments accounted for using equity method for the year ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 were ¥19,342 million and ¥12,812 million, respectively.




    2. Comprehensive income for the year ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 were ¥201,389 million (35.7%) and ¥148,420 million (528.6%), respectively.




    3. Core operating income is calculated by excluding income and expenses due to non-recurring factors from operating income.





  2. Consolidated financial position
































    Total assets





    Total equity



    Equity attributable to owners of parent





    Equity ratio



    Book value per share



    As of



    Millions of yen



    Millions of yen



    Millions of yen



    %



    Yen



    March 31, 2022



    3,043,881



    1,499,649



    1,405,591



    46.2



    878.10



    March 31, 2021



    2,848,839



    1,322,275



    1,237,851



    43.5



    773.44






  3. Consolidated cash flows

















Cash flows from operating activities



Cash flows from investing activities



Cash flows from financing activities



Cash and cash equivalents at end of period



Year ended March 31, 2022


March 31, 2021



Millions of yen


138,286


211,591



Millions of yen


(57,168)


(97,872)



Millions of yen


(101,518)


(69,403)



Millions of yen


230,355


236,354





  1. Cash dividends














































    Annual dividends per share





    Total cash dividends (Total)





    Payout ratio (Consolidate d)



    Ratio of dividends to equity attributable to owners of parent (Consolidate d)





    First quarter-end





    Second quarter-end





    Third quarter-end





    Fiscal year-end





    Total






    Yen


    -




    -



    Yen



    Yen


    -




    -



    Yen



    Yen



    Millions of yen


    14,411




    25,624



    %



    %



    Year ended


    March 31, 2021



    4.50



    4.50



    9.00



    31.5



    1.2



    Year ended


    March 31, 2022



    8.00



    8.00



    16.00



    30.4



    1.9



    Year ending March 31, 2023 (Forecast)





    -





    9.00





    -





    9.00





    18.00








    28.8







  2. Segment information











































Revenue



Year ended March 31,



2022



2021



Change






Millions of yen



Millions of yen



%



Fibers & Textiles



836,182



719,239



16.3



Performance Chemicals



910,000



720,418



26.3



Carbon Fiber Composite Materials



215,215



182,884



17.7



Environment & Engineering



199,285



193,524



3.0



Life Science



51,954



52,965



(1.9)



Other



15,887



14,570



9.0



Consolidated total



2,228,523



1,883,600



18.3




















































Core operating income



Year ended March 31,



2022



2021



Change






Millions of yen



Millions of yen



%



Fibers & Textiles



42,191



36,565



15.4



Performance Chemicals



90,961



66,963



35.8



Carbon Fiber Composite Materials



1,581



(7,476)



-



Environment & Engineering



16,549



14,532



13.9



Life Science



1,373



1,295



6.0



Other



3,018



2,939



2.7



Total



155,673



114,818



35.6



Reconciliations



(23,610)



(24,553)



-



Consolidated total



132,063



90,265



46.3


Notes:



  1. “Other” represents service-related businesses such as analysis, physical evaluation and research.




  2. “Reconciliations” of core operating income for the year ended March 31, 2022 of ¥(23,610) million include intersegment eliminations of ¥596 million and corporate expenses of ¥(24,206) million. “Reconciliations” of core operating income for the year ended March 31, 2021 of ¥(24,553) million include intersegment eliminations of ¥310 million and corporate expenses of ¥(24,863) million. The corporate expenses consist of the headquarters’ research expenses that are not allocated to each reportable segment.






  1. Information about Geographical Areas




    (Millions of yen)

























    Revenue



    Year ended March 31,



    2022



    2021



    Japan



    901,039



    829,191



    Asia



    China



    446,647



    367,856



    Other



    477,648



    373,514



    North America, Europe and other



    403,189



    313,039



    Consolidated total



    2,228,523



    1,883,600


    Notes: Revenue is attributed to each area based on the location of customers.






  2. Consolidated financial forecasts for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023 (from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023)



(Percentages represent changes from the same period of the previous fiscal year.)

































Revenue



Core operating income



Profit attributable to owners of parent



Basic earnings per share






Millions of yen



%



Millions of yen




60,000




140,000



%



Millions of yen



%



Yen



Six months ending September 30, 2022



1,185,000



11.5



(14.5)



52,000



(14.6)



32.49



Year ending March 31, 2023



2,500,000



12.2



6.0



100,000



18.7



62.47


* Notes



  1. Changes in significant subsidiaries during the period (changes in specified subsidiaries resulting in the change in scope of consolidation): None




  2. Changes in accounting policies and changes in accounting estimates



    1. Changes in accounting policies required by IFRS: None




    2. Changes in accounting policies due to other reasons: None




    3. Changes in accounting estimates: None





  3. Number of issued shares (ordinary shares)



    1. Total number of issued shares at the end of the period (including treasury shares)







      As of March 31, 2022



      1,631,481,403 shares



      As of March 31, 2021



      1,631,481,403 shares




    2. Number of treasury shares at the end of the period









      As of March 31, 2022



      30,761,629 shares



      As of March 31, 2021



      31,029,819 shares




    3. Average number of shares outstanding during the period











Fiscal year ended March 31, 2022



1,600,656,409 shares



Fiscal year ended March 31, 2021



1,600,359,688 shares




* Financial results reports are exempt from audit conducted by certified public accountants or an audit corporation.




* Proper use of earnings forecasts, and other special matters


Earnings forecasts given herein have been prepared based on assumptions such as economic environment outlook available as of the publication of this report and these forecasts are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ significantly from forecasts due to various factors. For the assumptions underlying the forecasts herein, please refer to “Consolidated Financial Performance and Financial Position 3. Forecast for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2023” of the accompanying materials.


Consolidated Financial Performance and Financial Position


1. Overview of the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2022




During the period under review, the global economy recovered significantly on the back of the continued economic recovery in China, rebound from the decline caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), easing of restrictions on movement given the progress in vaccination and major economic measures in the U.S. At the same time, differences between countries came to the fore in terms of control of COVID-19 infection and recovery in economy corresponding to the progress in vaccination and economic measures. In addition, emerging supply restrictions including tight supply-demand situation for semiconductors and other parts and materials as well as labor shortage resulted in reduction in automobile production, contributing to a moderate pace of recovery from the second half of 2021.




Under such circumstances, Toray Group has been implementing its new medium-term management program “Project AP-G 2022” since May 2020, aiming for achieving sound, sustainable growth through the implementation of basic strategies such as global expansion in growth business fields, strengthening competitiveness, and strengthening the management foundation.




As a result, consolidated revenue for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, increased 18.3% compared with the previous fiscal year to ¥2,228.5 billion, and core operating income (Note 1) rose 46.3% to ¥132.1 billion. Operating income increased 80.0% to ¥100.6 billion and profit attributable to owners of parent rose 83.9% to ¥84.2 billion.




Financial performance by segment is described below.




Financial Performance by Segment:




Fibers & Textiles


Increase in demand was seen both in Japan and abroad. In the apparel applications, some applications continued to be affected by COVID-19, while sports and outdoor applications performed strongly. In the industrial applications, although recovery was seen in some applications, the automotive applications were affected by the decline in automobile production volume.




As a result, revenue of overall Fibers & Textiles segment increased 16.3% to ¥836.2 billion compared with the previous fiscal year and core operating income rose 15.4% to ¥42.2 billion.




Performance Chemicals


Demand in the resins business was strong overall, given the rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic and the recovery of the Chinese economy. In the chemicals business, demand for fine chemicals was robust in addition to a recovery in the basic chemicals market. In the films business, while the battery separator films for lithium-ion secondary batteries were


affected by price decline, polyester films for optical applications and electronic components performed strongly. In the electronic & information materials business, OLED-related demand increased.




As a result, revenue of overall Performance Chemicals segment increased 26.3% to ¥910.0 billion compared with the previous fiscal year and core operating income rose 35.8% to


¥91.0 billion.




Carbon Fiber Composite Materials


While the segment was affected by the increase in raw material prices and the decline in the production rate of commercial aircraft, the sales of wind turbine blades and pressure vessels in the industrial applications expanded, and there was growth in the sports applications. In addition, the segment proceeded with passing on the rise in raw material prices to the sales price.




As a result, revenue of overall Carbon Fiber Composite Materials segment increased 17.7% to ¥215.2 billion compared with the previous fiscal year. The segment posted core operating income of ¥1.6 billion, an improvement of ¥9.1 billion from the previous fiscal year.




Environment & Engineering


In the water treatment business, demand for reverse osmosis membranes and other products grew strongly, while shipment to some regions were affected by the COVID-19.




Among domestic subsidiaries in the segment, an engineering subsidiary experienced increases in the shipment of some electronics related equipment.




As a result, revenue of overall Environment & Engineering segment increased 3.0% to


¥199.3 billion compared with the previous fiscal year and core operating income rose 13.9% to ¥16.5 billion.




Life Science


In the pharmaceutical business, sales of pruritus treatment REMITCH® (Note 2) were affected by the introduction of its generic versions as well as by a NHI drug price revision.




In the medical devices business, shipment of dialyzers for hemodiafiltration grew strongly in Japan, and demand for other medical devices showed a recovering trend primarily outside Japan.




As a result, revenue of overall Life Science segment declined 1.9% to ¥52.0 billion compared with the previous fiscal year, while core operating income rose 6.0% to ¥1.4 billion.




Notes:



  1. Core operating income is calculated by excluding income and expenses due to non-recurring factors from operating income.




  2. REMITCH® is a registered trademark of Torii Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.




  1. Analysis of Financial Position and Cash Flows




    As of March 31, 2022, Toray Group’s total assets stood at ¥3,043.9 billion, up ¥195.0 billion from the end of the previous fiscal year. Current assets increased ¥192.2 billion as trade and other receivables and inventories rose, and non-current assets also rose ¥2.8 billion due primarily to an increase in investments accounted for using equity method, while property, plant and equipment declined.




    Total liabilities rose ¥17.7 billion from the end of the previous fiscal year to ¥1,544.2 billion, owing mainly to increases in trade and other payables, while bonds and borrowings declined.




    Total equity rose by ¥177.4 billion compared with the end of the previous fiscal year to


    ¥1,499.6 billion, mainly reflecting increases in retained earnings and other components of equity. Equity attributable to owners of parent stood at ¥1,405.6 billion. Equity ratio as of March 31, 2022 came to 46.2%, a 2.7 percentage-point increase compared with the level at the end of the previous fiscal year. D/E ratio declined 0.12 compared with the level at the end of the previous fiscal year to 0.67.




    Free cash flow for the period, derived by subtracting the cash flows from investing activities from the cash flows from operating activities, was ¥81.1 billion. Cash flows, as well as changes in the balances of cash and cash equivalents, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 are as follows:




    (Billions of yen)


































    Year ended March 31,



    2022



    2021



    Cash flows from operating activities



    ¥138.3



    ¥211.6



    Cash flows from investing activities



    (57.2)



    (97.9)



    Free cash flow



    81.1



    113.7



    Cash flows from financing activities



    (101.5)



    (69.4)



    Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents



    14.4



    8.3



    Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents



    (6.0)



    52.7



    Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period



    236.4



    183.7



    Cash and cash equivalents at end of period



    230.4



    236.4






  2. Forecast for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2023





The global economy, including Japan, is likely to continue its recovery with the rollout of coronavirus vaccines and progress in economic measures. However, the highly uncertain situation is expected to continue given concerns regarding the impact of the resurgence in infections from variants, supply chain constraints caused by shortage of parts and labor, logistic congestion, and the prolonged situation in Ukraine. It is necessary to pay attention to the growing inflationary pressure from surging fuel and raw material prices and the shift in monetary tightening policies of the U.S. and European countries. In addition, the continued zero-COVID policy of the Chinese authority, its tightening of control of the real


estate market and the technology sector, among other factors may place downward pressure on the recovery of the global economy.




Under such circumstances, Toray Group will promote the basic strategies under the medium-term management program “Project AP-G 2022” and carry out its business operation in anticipation of uncertainties.




For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023, Toray expects revenue of ¥2,500.0 billion, core operating income of ¥140.0 billion, and profit attributable to owners of parent of ¥100.0 billion taking into consideration anticipated business expansion in growth fields and progress in profit improvement despite the prolonged harsh business environment. The calculation of consolidated earnings forecasts from April 2022 onwards is based on an assumed foreign currency exchange rate of ¥ 120.0 to the U.S. dollar.




For further information, please contact: Mr. Masahiro Yamamoto


General Manager


Investor Relations Department Tel: 81-3-3245-5113


Fax: 81-3-3245-5459




Mr. Toshiki Matsumura General Manager


Corporate Communications Department Tel: 81-3-3245-5178


Fax: 81-3-3245-5459