BANDAI NAMCO Holdings’ FY2022 First Half Report: A Decent Improvement for the Gundam Series, Slightly Down for Dragon Ball

This is a follow-up article of: BANDAI NAMCO Holdings 1st Quarter Report: Mobile Suit Gundam Up, Dragon Ball Down (Fiscal Year March 2022). Note that I have also left links to Google charts all the way at the bottom of the post.

Bandai Namco Holdings has announced their half-year results for the Fiscal Year 2022 with Dragon Ball series still its biggest earner between April 1 to September 30, 2021. The title has brought in 61.2 billion yen (≈542.28 million USD) for the group, though down from the same period a year ago by 2.86%. Nevertheless, the series is forecasted to see its full year performance move up from the 127.4 billion yen (≈1.13 billion USD) it made for Fiscal Year 2021 to 133.5 billion yen (≈1.18 billion USD).

Mobile Suit Gundam, which is its second biggest, recorded a decent growth from the first-half of Fiscal Year 2021 to see sales reaching 50.2 billion yen (≈444.86 million USD), an increase of 9.56%, mainly due to the strong sales posted by its merchandise which also reported a climb from the first-half the year before to 21.8 billion yen (≈193.19 million USD). The franchise is predicted to earn the group 106 billion yen (≈939.45 million USD) for the full year.

As for others, One Piece, Naruto, Ultraman, Anpanman and Aikatsu have registered growths compared to the first-half of the year before, while Kamen Rider, Pretty Cure and Super Sentai are down. As for sales of merchandise, Kamen Rider, Pretty Cure, Pokemon and Super Sentai are weaker compared to the year before while the rest is up.

The group currently has 342 series of copyrighted video productions under its subsidiaries, SUNRISE and BANDAI NAMCO Pictures with total running time amounting to 2,769 hours. Its video game unit sales have also gone up from the first-half of Fiscal Year 2021 by 6.15% to 19,600 thousand units sold.

As such, its net sales for the first-half of Fiscal Year 2022 are at 393,646 million yen (≈3.49 billion USD), 14.36% stronger than the year before whereas its profit is at 39,527 million yen (≈350.31 million USD), up from prior year’s 31,715 million yen (≈281.08 million USD). The group is expected to bring in 795,000 million yen (≈7.05 billion USD) worth of net sales for the full Fiscal Year 2022, and profit is to reach 58,000 million yen (≈514.18 million USD) based on its new forecast.

BANDAI NAMCO Holdings is incorporated in Japan with its head office in Minato-ku. It is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange under ticker symbol: 7832.

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