MIL-OSI: IIJ Announces its Financial Results for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2022

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Source: GlobeNewswire (MIL-OSI)

TOKYO, May 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (“IIJ”, TSE Prime: 3774) today announced its consolidated financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 (“FY2021”, from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022) under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).1

Highlights of Financial Results for FY2021
Total revenues JPY 226.3 billion up 6.3 % YoY2  
Operating profit JPY 23.5 billion up 65.3 % YoY  
Profit before tax JPY 24.2 billion up 72.2 % YoY  
Net profit3 JPY 15.7 billion up 61.4 % YoY  
Annual cash dividend JPY48.00 per share of common stock   up 61.3% YoY4
           
Highlights of Financial Targets for FY2022 (fiscal year ending March 31, 2023)
           
Total revenues JPY 250.0 billion up 10.5 % YoY  
Operating profit JPY 27.2 billion up 15.5 % YoY  
Profit before tax JPY 26.3 billion up 8.8 % YoY  
Net profit3 JPY 17.5 billion up 11.7 % YoY  
Annual cash dividend JPY58.50 per share of common stock   up 21.9% YoY
 

Overview of FY2021 Financial Results and Business Outlook
“We are in the midst of growth. IT utilization by Japanese enterprises has just begun and is becoming more mission-critical. We are confident in delivering further business growth by leveraging our capabilities of offering both various network services and systems integration backed by our robust Internet infrastructure and renowned Internet technology expertise, which we have continued to accumulate since our inception,” said Koichi Suzuki, Founder and Chairman of IIJ.
“In FY2021, our enterprise network services significantly drove our profit growth; network services revenues excluding mobile services revenues grew by 10.3% YoY, mainly by IP services5 and security services, and about two-thirds of network services’ gross profit increase came from these enterprise network services revenue accumulation. We have also acquired some large-scale network renewal projects, which require comprehensive network services together with systems integration. We finished the first year of our three-year mid-term plan by exceeding operating profit margin target. Under these continued favorable business environment, for FY2022, we target the total revenues of JPY250.0 billion, up 10.5% YoY and the operating profit of JPY27.2 billion, up 15.5% YoY. And today, we update our Mid-term operating margin target for FY2023 from over 10%6 to 11.5%,” said Eijiro Katsu, President of IIJ.
“During the dramatic penetration of Internet, we have been leading Internet technology for about thirty years in Japan. Our success so far toward competitors such as large telecom carriers, was mainly made by our network services generation and Internet operation abilities. We have enhanced our senior management and are accelerating execution of our consistent business strategy, which would expand our business scale more than ever. We continue to contribute to the efficiency and productivity of society by our network expertise, and respond sincerely to the trust and expectations of our stakeholders through our business growth,” concluded Suzuki.

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1 Unless otherwise stated, all financial figures discussed in this announcement are prepared in accordance with IFRS, unaudited and consolidated.
2 YoY is an abbreviation for year over year change.
3 Net profit is “profit for the year attributable to owners of the parent.”
4 IIJ conducted a stock split at a ratio of two-for-one with an effective date of January 1, 2021. YoY in annual cash dividend is calculated based on the post-stock-split basis.
5 IP services are IIJ’s dedicated-type Internet connectivity services, mainly used by corporate users.
6 On November 5, 2021 we updated our FY2023 operating margin target for our three-year mid-term plan, from over 9% to over 10%.
7 Mobile unit charge: Mobile unit charge refers to the unit charge for interconnectivity data communications relating to the usage of mobile infrastructure between mobile carriers such as NTT DoCoMo and MVNO such as IIJ. The unit price is per Mbps.

FY2021 Financial Results Summary
We have omitted segment analysis because most of our revenues are dominated by network services and systems integration (SI) business.

           
  Operating Results Summary
      FY2020 FY2021 YoY Change
      JPY millions JPY millions
  Total revenues 213,002   226,335   6.3  
    Network services 126,827   128,213   1.1  
    Systems integration (SI) 83,284   95,338   14.5  
    ATM operation business 2,891   2,784   (3.7 )
  Total costs (172,720 ) (174,707 ) 1.2  
    Network services (99,656 ) (92,595 ) (7.1 )
    Systems integration (SI) (71,197 ) (80,396 ) 12.9  
    ATM operation business (1,867 ) (1,716 ) (8.1 )
  Total gross profit 40,282   51,628   28.2  
    Network services 27,171   35,618   31.1  
    Systems integration (SI) 12,087   14,942   23.6  
    ATM operation business 1,024   1,068   4.2  
  SG&A, R&D, and other operating income (expenses) (26,034 ) (28,081 ) 7.9  
  Operating profit 14,248   23,547   65.3  
  Profit before tax 14,035   24,162   72.2  
  Profit for the year attributable to owners of the parent 9,712   15,672   61.4  
  (Note) Systems integration includes equipment sales.      
         
       
Segment Results Summary
    FY2020 FY2021
    JPY millions JPY millions
Total revenues 213,002   226,335  
  Network services and SI business 210,278   223,678  
  ATM operation business 2,891   2,784  
  Elimination (167 ) (127 )
Operating profit 14,248   23,547  
  Network services and SI business 13,541   22,799  
  ATM operation business 826   834  
  Elimination (119 ) (86 )
       

FY2021 Revenues and Income
Revenues
Total revenues were JPY226,335 million, up 6.3% YoY (JPY213,002 million for FY2020).

Network services revenue was JPY128,213 million, up 1.1% YoY (JPY126,827 million for FY2020).

Revenues for Internet connectivity services for enterprise were JPY37,911 million, down 6.0% YoY from JPY40,347 million for FY2020. The decrease was due to a decrease in IIJ Mobile MVNO Platform service (MVNE) revenue, which was mainly in the response to the reduction in procurement cost, while revenues of IP services and enterprise mobile services increased.

Revenues for Internet connectivity services for consumers were JPY23,376 million, down 9.1% YoY from JPY25,722 million for FY2020, mainly due to a decrease in average revenue per user of new plan “GigaPlans” for our consumer mobile services.

Revenues for Outsourcing services were JPY40,523 million, up 13.5% YoY from JPY35,710 million for FY2020, mainly due to an increase in security-related services revenues.

Revenues for WAN services were JPY26,403 million, up 5.4% YoY from JPY25,048 million for FY2020.

             
Network Services Revenues Breakdown
        FY2020 FY2021 YoY Change
        JPY millions JPY millions
Total network services   126,827 128,213 1.1  
  Internet connectivity services (enterprise)   40,347 37,911 (6.0 )
    IP services (including data center connectivity services) 12,171 13,683 12.4  
    IIJ Mobile Services 24,525 20,351 (17.0 )
      Enterprise mobile service (IoT usages etc.) 7,807 10,257 31.4  
      IIJ Mobile MVNO Platform service (MVNE) 16,718 10,094 (39.6 )
    Others   3,651 3,877 6.2  
  Internet connectivity services (consumer)   25,722 23,376 (9.1 )
    IIJmio Mobile Services 22,997 20,365 (11.4 )
    Others   2,725 3,011 10.5  
  Outsourcing services 35,710 40,523 13.5  
  WAN services   25,048 26,403 5.4  
             
Number of Contracts and Subscription for Connectivity Services(Note 1)
        As of March 31, 2021 As of March 31, 2022 YoY Change
Internet connectivity services (enterprise) 2,303,717 2,500,116 196,399  
  IP service (greater than or equal to 1Gbps)(Note2)   791 786 (5 )
  IP service (less than 1Gbps)(Note2)   1,200 1,250 50  
  IIJ Mobile Services 2,209,836 2,407,083 197,247  
    Enterprise mobile service (IoT usages etc.)  1,110,415 1,374,055 263,640  
    IIJ Mobile MVNO Platform service (MVNE)  1,099,421 1,033,028 (66,393 )
  Others     91,890 90,997 (893 )
Internet connectivity services (consumer) 1,379,277 1,437,107 57,830  
  IIJmio Mobile Services 1,034,148 1,090,208 56,060  
  Others     345,129 346,899 1,770  
Total contracted bandwidth (Gbps)(Note 3) 6,624.1 7,641.6 1,017.5  
(Notes)            
1. Numbers in the table above show number of contracts except for “IIJ Mobile Services (enterprise)” and “IIJmio Mobile Services” which show number of subscriptions.
2. The numbers of IP service contracts include the numbers of IIJ data center connectivity service contracts.
3. Total contracted bandwidth is calculated by multiplying number of contracts under “Internet connectivity services (enterprise)” except for “IIJ Mobile Services” and the contracted bandwidths of the services respectively.
   

SI revenues, including equipment sales, were JPY95,338 million, up 14.5% YoY (JPY83,284 million for FY2020).
Systems construction and equipment sales, a one-time revenue, was JPY35,376 million, up 11.4% YoY (JPY31,767 million for FY2020). Of this amount, revenue of PTC SYSTEM (S) PTE LTD (“PTC”) was JPY4,731 million. Systems operation and maintenance revenue, a recurring revenue, was JPY59,962 million, up 16.4% YoY (JPY51,517 million for FY2020), mainly due to continued accumulation of systems operation orders as well as an increase in cloud-related services’ revenues. Of this amount, revenue of PTC was JPY2,159 million.

Orders received for SI, including equipment sales, totaled JPY101,476 million, up 12.4% YoY (JPY90,314 million for FY2020); orders received for systems construction and equipment sales were JPY38,660 million, up 18.6% YoY (JPY32,590 million for FY2020), and orders received for systems operation and maintenance were JPY62,816 million, up 8.8% YoY (JPY57,724 million for FY2020).

Order backlog for SI, including equipment sales, as of March 31, 2022 amounted to JPY72,792 million, up 15.7% YoY (JPY62,894 million as of March 31, 2021); order backlog for systems construction and equipment sales was JPY12,451 million, up 49.5% YoY (JPY8,330 million as of March 31, 2021) and order backlog for systems operation and maintenance was JPY60,340 million, up 10.6% YoY (JPY54,564 million as of March 31, 2021).

ATM operation business revenues were JPY2,784 million, down 3.7% YoY (JPY2,891 million for FY2020).

Cost of sales
Total cost of sales was JPY174,707 million, up 1.2% YoY (JPY172,720 million for FY2020).

Cost of network services revenue was JPY92,595 million, down 7.1% YoY (JPY99,656 million for FY2020). Although the costs related to Internet backbone, facilities and personnel, etc., increased slightly, costs of mobile services were decreased due to reduction of purchase price in voice services from the beginning of FY2021 and one-time cost reimbursement of mobile unit charge7 by NTT DOCOMO, INC. in 3Q21 as FY2020 mobile unit charge was fixed based on its actual results for the corresponding period. Gross profit was JPY35,618 million, up 31.1% YoY (JPY27,171 million for FY2020), and gross profit ratio was 27.8% (21.4% for FY2020).

Cost of SI revenues, including equipment sales was JPY80,396 million, up 12.9% YoY (JPY71,197 million for FY2020), mainly due to increases in outsourcing costs, license fees along with an increase in cloud-related services’ revenues and purchasing costs. Of this amount, PTC’s cost was JPY6,125 million. Gross profit was JPY14,942 million, up 23.6% YoY (JPY12,087 million for FY2020) and gross profit ratio was 15.7% (14.5% for FY2020).

Cost of ATM operation business revenues was JPY1,716 million, down 8.1% YoY (JPY1,867 million for FY2020). Gross profit was JPY1,068 million (JPY1,024 million for FY2020) and gross profit ratio was 38.3% (35.4% for FY2020).
        
Selling, general and administrative expenses and other operating income and expenses
Selling, general and administrative expenses, including research and development expenses, totaled JPY27,969 million, up 9.7% YoY (JPY25,491 million for FY2020), mainly due to increases in personnel-related expenses, sales commission expenses and advertising expenses. Of this amount, PTC’s expenses was JPY463 million.

Other operating income was JPY171 million (JPY149 million for FY2020).

Other operating expenses was JPY283 million (JPY692 million for FY2020), mainly due to disposal loss on fixed assets.

Operating profit
Operating profit was JPY23,547 million (JPY14,248 million for FY2020), up 65.3% YoY.

Finance income and expenses, and share of profit (loss) of investments accounted for using equity method
Finance income was JPY3,506 million, compared to JPY776 million for FY2020. It included gains on financial instruments of JPY3,055 million (JPY479 million for FY2020).

Finance expense was JPY556 million, compared to JPY581 million for FY2020. It included interest expenses of JPY538 million (JPY580 million for FY2020).

Share of loss of investments accounted for using equity method was JPY2,335 million (compared to loss of JPY408 million for FY2020). As for DeCurret Holdings, Inc, there were an increase in equity method loss and an impairment loss on corresponding amount of goodwill of JPY1,181 million due to a divestment of its crypto asset business.

Profit before tax
Profit before tax was JPY24,162 million (JPY14,035 million for FY2020), up 72.2% YoY.

Profit for the year
Income tax expense was JPY8,362 million (JPY4,234 million for FY2020). As a result, profit for the year was JPY15,800 million (JPY9,801 million for FY2020), up 61.2% YoY.

Profit for the year attributable to non-controlling interests was JPY128 million (JPY89 million for FY2020), mainly related to net income of Trust Networks Inc.

Profit for the year attributable to owners of parent was JPY15,672 million (JPY9,712 million for FY2020), up 61.4% YoY.

Financial Position as of March 31, 2022
As of March 31, 2022, the balance of total assets was JPY231,805 million, increased by JPY11,028 million from the balance as of March 31, 2021 of JPY220,777 million.

As of March 31, 2022, the balance of current assets was JPY104,486 million, increased by JPY11,081 million from the balance as of March 31, 2021 of JPY93,405 million. As for the major breakdown of balance and fluctuation of current assets, cash and cash equivalents increased by JPY4,924 million to JPY47,391 million, trade receivables increased by JPY2,850 million to JPY37,649 million and prepaid expenses increased by JPY2,955 million, which included JPY1,667 million due to the acquisition of PTC, to JPY13,553 million.

As of March 31, 2022, the balance of non-current assets was JPY127,320 million, decreased by JPY53 million from the balance as of March 31, 2021 of JPY127,373 million. As for the major breakdown of balance and fluctuation of non-current assets, tangible assets increased by JPY761 million to JPY17,846 million. Right-of-use assets, which include right to use leased assets under operating lease contracts such as office and data centers and assets under finance lease contracts such as data communication equipment, decreased by JPY5,834 million to JPY44,874 million, mainly due to depreciation. Goodwill increased by JPY3,397 million to JPY9,479 million, mainly due to the acquisition of PTC. Investments accounted for using the equity method decreased by JPY3,197 million, mainly due to loss related to DeCurret Holdings, Inc., to JPY5,830 million. Prepaid expenses increased by JPY915 million to JPY10,452 million, including an increase of JPY1,122 million related to the acquisition of PTC. The amount of other investments was JPY17,410 million, increased by JPY4,497 million mainly due to fluctuation of fair value of our holding marketable equity securities and funds.

As of March 31, 2022, the balance of current liabilities was JPY76,778 million, increased by JPY3,519 million from the balance as of March 31, 2021 of JPY73,259 million. As for the major breakdown of balance and fluctuation of current liabilities, trade and other payables increased by JPY1,498 million to JPY20,742 million. Borrowings decreased by JPY2,190 million to JPY16,370 million, due to a decrease by JPY5,170 million from repayment of long-term borrowings, an increase by JPY1,480 million in short-term borrowings and an increase by JPY1,500 million from a transfer from non-current liabilities. Contract liabilities increased by JPY2,469 million to JPY9,571 million, including an increase of JPY1,857 million related to the acquisition of PTC. Other financial liabilities decreased by JPY845 million to JPY17,035 million.

As of March 31, 2022, the balance of non-current liabilities was JPY50,407 million, decreased by JPY6,140 million from the balance as of March 31, 2021 of JPY56,547 million. As for the major breakdown of balance and fluctuation of current liabilities, long-term borrowings decreased by JPY1,500 million to JPY5,500 million due to a transfer to current portion. Contract liabilities increased by JPY184 million to JPY7,429 million. Other financial liabilities decreased by JPY5,502 million to JPY30,146 million, mainly due to a transfer to current portion.

As of March 31, 2022, the balance of total equity attributable to owners of the parent was JPY103,528 million, increased by JPY13,572 million from the balance as of March 31, 2021 of JPY89,956 million. Ratio of owners’ equity to total assets was 44.7% as of March 31, 2022.

FY2021 Cash Flows
Cash and cash equivalents as of March 31, 2022 were JPY47,391 million (JPY42,467 million as of March 31, 2021).

Net cash provided by operating activities for FY2021 was JPY43,573 million (net cash provided by operating activities of JPY40,544 million for FY2020). There was profit before tax of JPY24,162 million(JPY14,035 million for FY2020), depreciation and amortization of JPY28,444 million, including JPY11,534 million of depreciation of right-of-use operating lease assets under IFRS 16, and income taxes paid of JPY5,700 million (JPY3,912 million for FY2020). Regarding changes in working capital, there was net cash out of JPY2,892 million compared to net cash-in of JPY1,513 million for FY2020. As for the major factors for the increase in net cash outflow in comparison with FY2020, there were increases in payment of liabilities and decreases in advance receipt of contract liabilities.

Net cash used in investing activities for FY2021 was JPY11,838 million (net cash used in investing activities of JPY13,216 million for FY2020), mainly due to payments for purchases of tangible assets of JPY6,783 million (JPY6,391 million for FY2020), payments for purchases of intangible assets, such as software, of JPY4,734 million (JPY4,617 million for FY2020), payments for the acquisition of PTC (net of its cash) of JPY2,612 million, and proceeds from sales of tangible assets, which include sale and leaseback, of JPY2,150 million (JPY2,499 million for FY2020).

Net cash used in financing activities for FY2021 was JPY27,296 million (net cash used in financing activities of JPY23,618 million for FY2020), mainly due to payments of other financial liabilities of JPY19,983 million (JPY20,168 million for FY2020), which included payments under operating lease contracts such as office rent and finance lease contracts such as network equipment, repayments of long-term bank borrowings of JPY5,170 million (JPY1,830 million for FY2020), dividends paid of JPY3,836 million (JPY1,533 million for FY2020) and net increase in short-term borrowings of JPY1,480 million (net decrease of JPY360 million for FY2020).   

Outlook for FY2022
With regard to our outlook for FY2022, we expect continued growth in revenues and gross profit for enterprise network services and an upward trend of systems integration revenues. Our consolidated financial targets for FY2022 are as follows: total revenues of JPY250.0 billion (up 10.5% from FY2021) and operating profit of JPY27.2 billion (up 15.5% from FY2021). As for profit before tax, we target JPY26.3 billion (up 8.8% from FY2021), by considering finance expenses, share of profit or loss of investments accounted for using equity method and others. As for profit for the year attributable to owners of the parent, we target JPY17.5 billion (up 11.7% from FY2021), by considering income tax expenses at the normal effective tax rate.

Three-year mid-term plan (FY2021-FY2023)
As for FY2021, we exceeded our profit targets. Considering the progress of financial performance and the continued favorable market environment, today we update our FY2023 operating margin target in three-year mid-term plan to 11.5% from over 10%, which was revised from original target of over 9% on November 5, 2021. The revenue target remains unchanged from the initially announced, which is around JPY270.0 billion.

Dividend Policy, FY2021 Dividend and FY2022 Dividend Forecast
The basic dividend policy of IIJ is that IIJ pays dividends to its shareholders continuously and in a stable manner while considering the need to have retained earnings for the enhancement of financial position, medium-to long-term business expansion, future business investment and other goals.

Based on the Articles of Incorporation of IIJ, the frequency of dividend payments is twice each fiscal year, an interim dividend and a year-end dividend. The interim dividend is decided by the meeting of the board directors of IIJ and the year-end dividend is approved at IIJ’s general meeting of shareholders.

As for FY2021, considering this basic policy, our interim dividend was JPY23.00 per share of common stock. Today, we revise our year-end dividend forecast to JPY25.00 per share, from the initial forecast at the beginning of the fiscal year of JPY19.50 per share and the previous forecast of JPY23.00 per share which was revised on November 5, 2021. Total annual dividend forecast for FY2021 is JPY48.00 per share of common stock, which is an increase of JPY18.25 per share from FY2020 dividend (post-stock-split basis).

As for FY2022, our interim and year-end dividend forecasts are JPY29.25 and JPY29.25 per share of common stock respectively. FY2022 total annual dividend forecast is JPY58.50 per share of common stock, which is an increase of JPY10.50 from FY2021 annual dividend.

Presentation
Presentation materials will be posted on our web site (https://www.iij.ad.jp/en/ir/) on May 13, 2022.
The presentation material can be found in the following URL as well: http://ml.globenewswire.com/Resource/Download/621bbd59-a916-4f69-a84f-2dbfc48a74e9

About Internet Initiative Japan Inc.
Founded in 1992, IIJ is one of Japan’s leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. IIJ and its group companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate customers. IIJ’s services include high-quality Internet connectivity services, mobile services, security services, cloud computing services, and systems integration. Moreover, IIJ operates one of the largest Internet backbone networks in Japan that is connected to the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia. IIJ listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (“TSE”) in 2006 and transitioned to the Prime Market of TSE from April 2022.

For inquiries, contact:
IIJ Investor Relations Tel: +81-3-5205-6500 E-mail: ir@iij.ad.jp URL: https://www.iij.ad.jp/en/ir

Disclaimer:
Statements made in this press release regarding IIJ’s or management’s intentions, beliefs, expectations, or predictions for the future are forward-looking statements that are based on IIJ’s and managements’ current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about its business and the industry. These forward-looking statements, such as statements regarding revenues and profits, are subject to various risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause IIJ’s actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement.

Consolidated Statements of Financial Position (Unaudited)    
         
    March 31, 2021   March 31, 2022
    Thousands of yen   Thousands of yen
Assets        
 Current assets        
  Cash and cash equivalents   42,466,933     47,390,527  
  Trade receivables   34,799,075     37,649,104  
  Inventories   2,171,046     2,608,348  
  Prepaid expenses   10,598,441     13,553,353  
  Contract assets   1,281,918     1,870,396  
  Other financial assets   1,975,910     1,294,616  
  Other current assets   111,334     119,198  
  Total current assets   93,404,657     104,485,542  
 Non-current assets        
  Tangible assets   17,084,401     17,845,557  
  Right-of-use assets   50,707,726     44,874,062  
  Goodwill   6,082,472     9,479,464  
  Intangible assets   16,954,274     16,423,552  
  Investments accounted for using the equity method   9,026,980     5,829,694  
  Prepaid expenses   9,537,160     10,452,179  
  Contract assets   46,638     68,584  
  Other investments   12,912,483     17,409,909  
  Deferred tax assets   143,337     182,641  
  Other financial assets   4,442,704     4,244,549  
  Other non-current assets   434,437     509,343  
  Total non-current assets   127,372,612     127,319,534  
 Total assets   220,777,269     231,805,076  
    Thousands of yen   Thousands of yen
Liabilities and Equity        
 Liabilities        
  Current liabilities        
   Trade and other payables   19,243,800     20,741,835  
   Borrowings   18,560,000     16,370,000  
   Income taxes payable   3,012,415     5,795,084  
   Contract liabilities   7,101,821     9,571,064  
   Deferred income   79,914     65,415  
   Other financial liabilities   17,879,331     17,034,706  
   Other current liabilities   7,381,746     7,199,450  
   Total current liabilities   73,259,027     76,777,554  
  Non-current liabilities        
   Borrowings   7,000,000     5,500,000  
   Retirement benefit liabilities   4,168,575     4,394,707  
   Provisions   756,405     786,273  
   Contract liabilities   7,244,411     7,428,629  
   Deferred income   405,579     340,164  
   Deferred tax liabilities   225,469     640,624  
   Other financial liabilities   35,647,899     30,146,338  
   Other non-current liabilities   1,098,253     1,169,990  
   Total non-current liabilities   56,546,591     50,406,725  
  Total liabilities   129,805,618     127,184,279  
 Equity        
  Share capital   25,530,621     25,561,838  
  Share premium   36,388,811     36,518,235  
  Retained earnings   25,046,813     37,023,749  
  Other components of equity   4,865,110     6,275,222  
  Treasury shares   (1,874,976 )   (1,850,924 )
  Total equity attributable to owners of the parent   89,956,379     103,528,120  
  Non-controlling interests   1,015,272     1,092,677  
  Total equity   90,971,651     104,620,797  
 Total liabilities and equity   220,777,269     231,805,076  
         
           
  Consolidated Statements of Profit or Loss (Unaudited)        
           
      For the year ended   For the year ended
      March 31, 2021   March 31, 2022
      Thousands of yen   Thousands of yen
  Revenues        
    Network services   126,826,927     128,212,839  
    System integration   83,283,912     95,338,864  
    ATM operation business   2,891,041     2,783,674  
      Total revenues   213,001,880     226,335,377  
           
  Cost of sales        
    Cost of network services   (99,656,232 )   (92,594,448 )
    Cost of systems integration   (71,196,904 )   (80,396,387 )
    Cost of ATM operation business   (1,866,789 )   (1,716,341 )
      Total cost of sales   (172,719,925 )   (174,707,176 )
  Gross Profit   40,281,955     51,628,201  
               
  Selling, general and administrative expense   (25,490,666 )   (27,968,883 )
  Other operating income   148,500     171,128  
  Other operating expenses   (692,066 )   (283,363 )
  Operating Profit   14,247,723     23,547,083  
               
  Finance income   776,298     3,506,147  
  Finance expenses   (581,486 )   (556,074 )
  Share of profit (loss) of investments accounted for
     using equity method
  (407,816 )   (2,334,956 )
  Profit (loss) before tax   14,034,719     24,162,200  
  Income tax expense   (4,233,584 )   (8,361,808 )
  Profit (loss) for the year   9,801,135     15,800,392  
           
  Profit (loss) for the year attributable to:        
    Owners of the parent   9,711,559     15,672,105  
    Non-controlling interests   89,576     128,287  
    Total   9,801,135     15,800,392  
           
  Earnings per share        
    Basic earnings per share (yen)   107.67     173.56  
    Diluted earnings per share (yen)   107.14     172.74  
           
  ※IIJ conducted stock a split at a ratio of two-for-one with an effective date of January 1, 2021. 
     Basic earnings per share and diluted earnings per share are calculated as if the stock split had been conducted at the beginning of the previous fiscal year.
   
           
  Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Unaudited)    
           
      For the year ended   For the year ended
      March 31, 2021   March 31, 2022
      Thousands of yen   Thousands of yen
  Profit (loss) for the year   9,801,135     15,800,392  
  Other comprehensive income, net of tax        
   Items that will not be reclassified to profit or loss        
    Net change in fair value of equity instruments designated
               as measured at fair value through other
               comprehensive income
  2,371,133     691,051  
    Remeasurement of defined benefit plans   115,649     141,044  
    Total items that will not be reclassified to profit or loss   2,486,782     832,095  
   Items that may be reclassified to profit or loss        
    Exchange differences on translation of foreign operations   98,938     695,038  
    Financial assets measured at fair value through
               other comprehensive income
  (692 )   (1,199 )
    Share of other comprehensive income of investments
               accounted for using equity method
  (21,921 )   25,222  
    Total of items that may be reclassified to profit or loss   76,325     719,061  
   Total other comprehensive income, net of tax   2,563,107     1,551,156  
  Other comprehensive income for the year   12,364,242     17,351,548  
  Other comprehensive income for the year attributable to:        
   Owners of the parent    12,274,666     17,223,261  
   Non-controlling interest   89,576     128,287  
   Other comprehensive income for the year   12,364,242     17,351,548  
           
 
  Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity (Unaudited)                    
  For the year ended March 31, 2021                              
                                 
    Owners of the parent’s shareholders’ equity   Non-controlling interests   Total
equity
    Share capital   Share premium   Retained earnings   Other components of equity   Treasury shares   Total    
    Thousands of yen   Thousands of yen   Thousands of yen   Thousands of yen   Thousands of yen   Thousands of yen   Thousands of yen   Thousands of yen
  Balance, April 1, 2020 25,530,621   36,271,395     16,500,993     2,669,501     (1,896,921 )   79,075,589     981,528     80,057,117  
                                               
  Comprehensive income                              
   Profit for the year       9,711,559             9,711,559     89,576     9,801,135  
   Other comprehensive income           2,563,107         2,563,107         2,563,107  
   Total comprehensive income       9,711,559     2,563,107         12,274,666     89,576     12,364,242  
  Transactions with owners                              
   Purchase of treasury stock               (140 )   (140 )       (140 )
   Disposal of treasury shares   52,781             22,085     74,866         74,866  
   Dividends paid       (1,533,237 )           (1,533,237 )   (55,832 )   (1,589,069 )
   Stock-based compensation   64,635                 64,635         64,635  
   Transfer from other components of
          equity to retained earnings
      367,498     (367,498 )                
   Total transactions with owners   117,416     (1,165,739 )   (367,498 )   21,945     (1,393,876 )   (55,832 )   (1,449,708 )
  Balance, March 31, 2021 25,530,621   36,388,811     25,046,813     4,865,110     (1,874,976 )   89,956,379     1,015,272     90,971,651  
                                 
                                 
  For the year ended March 31, 2022                              
                                 
    Owners of the parent’s shareholders’ equity   Non-controlling interests   Total
equity
    Share capital   Share premium   Retained earnings   Other components of equity   Treasury shares   Total    
    Thousands of yen   Thousands of yen   Thousands of yen   Thousands of yen   Thousands of yen   Thousands of yen   Thousands of yen   Thousands of yen
  Balance, April 1, 2021 25,530,621   36,388,811     25,046,813     4,865,110     (1,874,976 )   89,956,379     1,015,272     90,971,651  
                                               
  Comprehensive income                              
   Profit for the year       15,672,105             15,672,105     128,287     15,800,392  
   Other comprehensive income           1,551,156         1,551,156         1,551,156  
   Total comprehensive income       15,672,105     1,551,156         17,223,261     128,287     17,351,548  
  Transactions with owners                              
   Issuance of common stock 31,217   (31,152 )               65         65  
   Disposal of treasury shares   82,447             24,052     106,499         106,499  
   Dividends paid       (3,836,213 )           (3,836,213 )   (48,550 )   (3,884,763 )
   Stock-based compensation   82,794                 82,794         82,794  
   Transfer from other components of
          equity to retained earnings
      141,044     (141,044 )                
   Other   (4,665 )               (4,665 )   (2,332 )   (6,997 )
   Total transactions with owners 31,217   129,424     (3,695,169 )   (141,044 )   24,052     (3,651,520 )   (50,882 )   (3,702,402 )
  Balance, March 31, 2022 25,561,838   36,518,235     37,023,749     6,275,222     (1,850,924 )   103,528,120     1,092,677     104,620,797  
                                 
           
  Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)        
           
      For the year ended   For the year ended
      March 31, 2021   March 31, 2022
      Thousands of yen   Thousands of yen
  Cash flows from operating activities:        
   Profit (loss) before tax   14,034,719     24,162,200  
   Adjustments        
    Depreciation and amortization   27,973,729     28,444,400  
    Loss (gain) on sales/disposals of property and equipment   634,271     218,938  
    Shares of loss (profit) of investments
               accounted for using the equity method
  407,816     2,334,956  
    Finance income   (639,262 )   (3,439,435 )
    Finance expenses   579,741     537,785  
    Other   338,666     241,612  
    Changes in working capital        
     Decrease (increase) in trade receivables   (2,151,565 )   (1,403,938 )
     Decrease (increase) in inventories   312,484     (423,357 )
     Decrease (increase) in prepaid expenses   (2,671,608 )   (1,414,078 )
     Decrease (increase) in contract assets   (829,519 )   (610,424 )
     Decrease (increase) in other assets   15,818     162,549  
     Decrease (increase) in other financial assets   1,504,966     834,332  
     Increase (decrease) in trade and other payables   1,071,330     551,939  
     Increase (decrease) in contract liabilities   2,505,263     (162,719 )
     Increase (decrease) in deferred income   (82,505 )   (9,735 )
     Increase (decrease) in other liabilities   1,677,036     (877,379 )
     Increase (decrease) in other financial liabilities   (185,457 )   28,482  
     Increase (decrease) in retirement benefit liabilities   347,171     432,037  
   Subtotal   44,843,094     49,608,165  
   Interest and dividends received   192,760     190,635  
   Interest paid   (580,053 )   (526,334 )
   Income taxes paid   (3,911,634 )   (5,699,672 )
   Cash flows from operating activities   40,544,167     43,572,794  
  Cash flows from investing activities        
   Purchases of tangible assets   (6,390,700 )   (6,783,406 )
   Proceeds from sales of tangible assets   2,499,494     2,150,398  
   Purchases of intangible assets   (4,616,636 )   (4,734,494 )
   Proceeds from sales of intangible assets   44,085     189  
   Purchase of a subsidiary       (2,612,008 )
   Purchase of investments accounted for using equity method   (4,754,000 )    
   Proceeds from sale of investments accounted for using
           equity method
  60,637     780,000  
   Purchases of other investments   (241,307 )   (716,670 )
   Proceeds from sales of other investments   462,547     104,818  
   Payments for leasehold deposits and guarantee deposits   (280,742 )   (102,687 )
   Proceeds from collection of leasehold deposits
          and guarantee deposits
  64,852     150,369  
   Payments for refundable insurance policies   (68,767 )   (74,896 )
   Other   4,695     273  
   Cash flows from investing activities   (13,215,842 )   (11,838,114 )
  Cash flows from financing activities        
   Repayment of  long-term borrowings   (1,830,000 )   (5,170,000 )
   Net increase (decrease) in short-term borrowings   (360,000 )   1,480,000  
   Proceeds from other financial liabilities   329,566     261,360  
   Payments of other financial liabilities    (20,168,227 )   (19,982,614 )
   Dividends paid   (1,533,237 )   (3,836,213 )
   Other   (55,832 )   (48,486 )
   Cash flows from financing activities   (23,617,730 )   (27,295,953 )
  Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   84,604     484,867  
  Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   3,795,199     4,923,594  
  Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the year   38,671,734     42,466,933  
  Cash and cash equivalents, end of year   42,466,933     47,390,527  
 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

Going Concern Assumption

         Nothing to be reported.

Changes in Accounting Policies

         Nothing to be reported.

Segment Information
IIJ and its subsidiaries (collectively “the Company”) primarily operates its network service and system integration business, which provides a comprehensive range of network solutions to meet its customers’ needs by cross-selling a variety of services, including Internet connectivity services, WAN services, outsourcing services, systems integration and sales of network-related equipment, and the ATM operation business. Therefore, the Company defined two reportable segments: “Network service and systems integration business” and “ATM operation business.”
Segment information for the Company is as follows:

Fiscal year ended March 31, 2021

  Reportable segments          
Network service and systems integration business   ATM operation
business
  Adjustments   Consolidated
Thousands of yen   Thousands of yen   Thousands of yen   Thousands of yen
Revenue              
Customers 210,110,839   2,891,041     213,001,880  
Intersegment transactions 167,160     (167,160 )  
Total revenue 210,277,999   2,891,041   (167,160 )   213,001,880  
               
Segment operating profit 13,541,072   826,004   (119,353 )   14,247,723  
               
Finance income             776,298  
Finance expense             (581,486 )
Share of profit (loss) of investments accounted for using the equity method             (407,816 )
Profit before tax             14,034,719  
               

Fiscal year ended March 31, 2022

  Reportable segments          
Network service and systems integration business   ATM operation
business
  Adjustments   Consolidated
Thousands of yen   Thousands of yen   Thousands of yen   Thousands of yen
Revenue              
Customers 223,551,703   2,783,674      226,335,377
Intersegment transactions 127,000     (127,000 )  
Total revenue 223,678,703   2,783,674   (127,000 )   226,335,377  
               
Segment operating profit 22,798,740   834,462   (86,119 )   23,547,083  
               
Finance income             3,506,147  
Finance expense             (556,074 )
Share of profit (loss) of investments accounted for using the equity method             (2,334,956 )
Profit before tax             24,162,200  

 

Intersegment transactions are based on market price. Substantially all revenues are from customers operating in Japan. Geographic information for revenues is not presented due to immateriality of revenue attributable to international operations. In addition, non-current assets (excluding financial instruments, deferred tax assets and assets related to retirement benefits) are not presented because substantially all non-current assets are located in Japan and non-current assets located overseas are not material.
Major customers information is not provided because there is no single external customer that accounts for 10% or more of the Company’s revenue.

Earnings per share

Basic earnings per share attributable to owners of the parent and diluted earnings per share attributable to owners of the parent for the years ended March 31, 2021 and 2022 were as follows:

    For the year ended
March 31, 2021
  For the year ended
March 31, 2022
Numerator:        
 Basic earnings attributable to owners of the parent ( thousands of yen )   9,711,559   15,672,105
         
Denominator:        
 Weighted average number of shares ― basic(shares)   90,195,162   90,296,089
 Dilution arising from stock options (shares)   451,642   430,813
 Weighted average number of shares ― diluted(shares)   90,646,804   90,726,902
         
Earnings per share attributable to owners of the parent        
 Basic (yen)   107.67   173.56
 Diluted (yen)   107.14   172.74

Stock split
Based on a resolution of the Board of Directors on November 9, 2020, the Company conducted a two-for-one stock split of common shares held by shareholders as of December 31, 2020, with an effective date of January 1, 2021. As a result of the stock split, per share information for the previous and current consolidated fiscal years presented in the condensed quarterly consolidated financial statements is presented after adjustment for the stock split.

Subsequent Events

         Nothing to be reported.

Note: The following information is provided to disclose Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (“IIJ”) financial results (unaudited) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 (“FY2021”) in the form defined by the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Consolidated Financial Results for the Fiscal Year ended March 31, 2022 [Under IFRS]

May 13, 2022

Company name: Internet Initiative Japan Inc.
Exchange listed: Tokyo Stock Exchange
Ticker symbol: 3774
URL: https://www.iij.ad.jp/
Representative: Eijiro Katsu, President and Representative Director
Contact: Akihisa Watai, Senior Managing Director and CFO
TEL: (03) 5205-6500
Scheduled date for annual general shareholders’ meeting: June 28, 2022
Scheduled date for dividend payment: June 29, 2022
Scheduled date for filing of annual securities report (Yuka-shoken -houkokusho) to Japan’s regulatory organization: June 30, 2022
Supplemental material on annual results: Yes
Presentation on annual results: Yes (for institutional investors and analysts)

(Amounts of less than JPY one million are rounded)

1. Consolidated Financial Results for the Fiscal Year ended March 31, 2022 (April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022)

                                                                                              

(1) Consolidated Results of Operations    (% shown is YoY change)
  Revenues Operating profit Profit (loss) before tax Profit (loss)
for the year
Profit (loss)
attributable to owners
of the parent
Other comprehensive income
  JPY millions % JPY millions % JPY millions % JPY millions % JPY millions % JPY millions %
Fiscal Year ended  March 31, 2022 226,335 6.3 23,547 65.3 24,162 72.2 15,800 61.2 15,672 61.4 17,352 40.3
Fiscal Year ended March 31, 2021 213,002 4.2 14,248 73.2 14,035 96.0 9,801 133.7 9,712 142.4 12,364 195.5

                                                                   

  Basic earnings per share Diluted earnings per share Rate of return
on equity
Ratio of profit before taxes to total assets Ratio of operating profit to revenues
  JPY JPY % % %
Fiscal Year ended March 31, 2022 173.56 172.74 16.2 10.7 10.4
Fiscal Year ended March 31, 2021 107.67 107.14 11.5 6.6 6.7

(Reference) Equity in net income (loss) of equity method investees
Fiscal year ended March 31, 2022: JPY(2,335) million, Fiscal year ended March 31, 2021: JPY(408) million
(Note) IIJ conducted a stock split at a ratio of two-for-one with an effective date of January 1, 2021. Accordingly, basic earnings per share and diluted earnings per share have been calculated as if the stock split was conducted at the beginning of the previous consolidated fiscal year.

(2) Consolidated Financial Position

  Total assets Total equity Total equity attributable to owners of the parent Ratio of owners’ equity
 to total assets
Owners’ equity
per share
  JPY millions JPY millions JPY millions % JPY
As of March 31, 2022 231,805 104,621 103,528 44.7 1,146.32
As of March 31, 2021 220,777 90,972 89,956 40.7 997.24

(Note) IIJ conducted a stock split at a ratio of two-for-one with an effective date of January 1, 2021. Accordingly, owners’ equity per share have been calculated as if the stock split was conducted at the beginning of the previous consolidated fiscal year.

(3) Consolidated Cash Flow

  Operating activities Investing activities Financing activities Cash and cash equivalents
(end of the year)
  JPY millions JPY millions JPY millions JPY millions
Fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 43,573 (11,838 ) (27,296 ) 47,391
Fiscal year ended March 31, 2021 40,544 (13,216 ) (23,618 ) 42,467

2Dividends

  Dividend per Shares Total cash
dividends
for the year
Payout
Ratio
(consolidated)
Ratio of Dividends to Shareholder’s Equity
(consolidated)
  1Q-end 2Q-end 3Q-end Year-end Total
  JPY JPY JPY JPY JPY JPY millions % %
Fiscal Year Ended
March 31, 2021
20.50 19.50 2,684 27.6 3.2
Fiscal Year Ended
March 31, 2022
23.00 25.00 48.00 4,335 27.7 4.5
Fiscal Year Ending
March 31, 2023
 (forecast)
29.25 29.25 58.50   30.2  

(Note) IIJ conducted a stock split at a ratio of two-for-onewith an effective date of January 1, 2021. The 2Q-end dividend per share for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021 is the amount before the stock split. Regarding the post-split basis amount for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, 2Q-end and annual dividend per share are JPY10.25 and JPY29.75, respectively.

3. Targets of Consolidated Financial Results for the Fiscal Year ending March 31, 2023

 (April 1, 2022 through March 31, 2023)

(% shown is YoY change)

  Revenues Operating profit Profit (loss) before tax Profit (loss) for the year attributable to owners of the parent Basic earnings per share
  JPY millions % JPY millions % JPY millions % JPY millions % JPY
Interim Period Ending September 30, 2022 117,000 7.3 10,700 15.0 10,300 (1.3 ) 6,800 (1.3 ) 75.29
Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2023 250,000 10.5 27,200 15.5 26,300 8.8   17,500 11.7   193.77

* Notes:

(1) Changes in significant subsidiaries: None

(2) Changes in accounting policies and estimate

i. Changes in accounting policies required by IFRS: None
ii. Other changes in accounting policies: None
iii. Changes in accounting estimates: None

(3) Number of shares issued (common stock)

i. Number of shares issued (inclusive of treasury stock):

As of March 31, 2022: 93,534,800 shares
As of March 31, 2021: 93,469,200 shares

ii. Number of treasury stock:

As of March 31, 2022: 3,221,667 shares
As of March 31, 2021: 3,263,532 shares

iii. Number of weighted average common shares outstanding:

For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022: 90,296,089 shares
For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021: 90,195,162 shares

* IIJ conducted a stock split at a ratio of two-for-one with an effective date of January 1, 2021. Accordingly, number of shares issued, number of treasury stock and number of weighted average common shares outstanding above have been calculated as if the stock split was conducted at the beginning of the previous consolidated fiscal year, respectively.

* Status of Audit Procedures

This document is not subject to the audit procedures by certified public accountant or independent auditor.

* Explanation on the Appropriate Use of Future Outlook and other special instructions

i) Forward-looking statements
Forward-looking statements disclosed in this document are based on IIJ Group’s expectation, estimates, and projections based on information available to IIJ Group as of May 13, 2022. As these forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ from those disclosed due, for example, to but not limited to changes in business climate and/or market trends. As for our latest forecast of our financial targets, please refer to “Considered Factors for FY2022 Financial Targets” written on page 8 of this document.

ii) Adoption of IFRS
We have adopted IFRS from the Annual Securities Report (Yuka-shoken houkokusho) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019.

[English Translation]

May 13, 2022

Company name: Internet Initiative Japan Inc.

Company representative: Eijiro Katsu, President and Representative Director
(Ticker symbol: 3774, The Prime Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange)

Information Pertaining to Our Largest Shareholder

1. About Our Largest Shareholder (As of March 31, 2022)

Name Relationship Its Ownership Percentage (%) Securities Exchanges
where its Shares are Listed
Direct  ownership Indirect ownership Total
Nippon Telegraph
and Telephone
Corporation (“NTT”)
IIJ is NTT’s affiliate  company 22.4 4.5 26.9 Tokyo Stock Exchange
 (The Prime Market)

2. Position of the Listed Company (IIJ) within NTT Group and other relationships

The ownership percentage by NTT, which is IIJ’s largest shareholder, was 26.9% as of March 31, 2022, including its indirect ownership. However, IIJ’s business activities are not affected by NTT’s ownership in IIJ and IIJ is maintaining its management independence.

3. Business Relationship with NTT Group

IIJ uses services provided by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation for a significant portion of IIJ’s access circuits, services provided by NTT Communications Corporation for a significant portion of IIJ’s domestic and international backbone circuits, and services provided by NTT DOCOMO, INC for a significant portion of IIJ’s mobile infrastructure, to provide Internet connectivity, mobile-related and other services to IIJ’s customers. IIJ also leases a part of Internet data center facilities from NTT Group companies to provide Internet data center services. The aggregate amount paid to for these services was JPY21,649 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022.

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