Sanrio Interim settlement deficit of 2.8 billion yen Impact of closure of new Corona October 30, 18:59

The six-month financial results of Sanrio, which operates the theme park and sells character goods, were affected by the closure of the theme park due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, resulting in a final profit of 2.8 billion yen. It became a deficit.

Sanrio's semi-annual financial results for the entire group up to September showed sales of 17 billion yen, down 38.3% from the same period of the previous year, and a final loss of 2.8 billion yen.

Due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the two theme parks that we operate were closed for more than three months, and even after the reopening, the number of visitors was limited, and sales fell sharply.

The outlook for business results for the year ending March next year is expected to be a final deficit of 4.6 billion yen, as inbound demand from foreign tourists, which was one of the pillars of earnings, cannot be foreseen.

At a press conference, Sanrio's Managing Director Takahide Nakatani said, "I feel that the number of customers to stores and theme parks is gradually recovering. In the future, I would like to focus on digital sales business in China." I did.