Segment Information

NICHIAS’s Five Businesses, each involved in different markets, Cover a Wide Range of Industries.

The NICHIAS Group is engaged in five businesses. Energy and Industrial Plants, which provides engineering to plants of all types; Industrial Products, which has the basic industry as its main market; Advanced Products, which specializes in the semiconductor market; Autoparts, for which automobile and automotive parts manufactures are the main customers; Building Materials, which supplies and installs building materials for residences and buildings. These businesses span broad domains and make significant contributions to the development of diverse industries. We are pushing ahead with globalization by putting our accumulated technology and experience to work.

Overview by Segment for the second quarter of FY2018

In the second quarter of FY2018, net sales for the NICHIAS Group overall increased 15.7% year on year to ¥106,567 million.

In terms of profits, operating income increased 22.1% year on year to ¥11,682 million, ordinary income increased 23.6% year on year to ¥12,208 million, and profit attributable to owners of the parent company increased 22.7% year on year to ¥8,285 million.

The net sales by segment for the second quarter of FY2018 are as follows:

Energy and Industrial Plants

Sales increased 25.3% year on year to ¥33,061 million.

With solid demand from petroleum refining and petrochemical companies, the posting of completed large-scale shipbuilding construction projects contributed.

Industrial Products

Sales increased 10.2% year on year to ¥22,857 million.

This was due to robust demand for products such as fluoropolymer products, inorganic thermal insulation materials, and environment products.

Advanced Products

Sales increased 20.8% year on year to ¥13,245 million.

This was due to high levels of demand for semiconductor production equipment.

Autoparts

Sales increased 5.1% year on year to ¥22,534 million.

This was due to domestic and foreign demand on par with the previous fiscal year and the impact of changes to the fiscal period of some consolidated subsidiaries.

Building Materials

Sales increased 18.2% year on year to ¥14,866 million.

This was due to the posting of completed large-scale floor installation work, in addition to higher demand for wrap-type fireproof material.

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