|President & Representative Director|
FUJISOFT will strive to strengthen its corporate
governance to achieve sustainable growth and enhance
corporate value over the medium to long term.
In the information service industry, although the ICT investment decisions of companies vary considerably from industry to industry and from company to company, demand for system investment in areas that are essential for future growth, such as "work style reform" with an eye on the new normal, and "digital transformation (DX)" with the aim of improving productivity, increasing operational efficiency, and transforming business models, continues. The demand for system investment in areas that are essential for future growth is continuing. In addition, further expansion of ICT investment is expected due to the "digitization of public administration (digital government action plan, etc.)" promoted by the newly established Digital Agency in September 2021 and the support of policies to promote digitization in the industrial sector.
Under these circumstances, the Group responded to changing customer conditions by flexibly allocating management resources in response to the fluctuating market environment in the DX flow, while implementing thorough safety measures, such as remote work, to control the spread of the new COVID-19 within the company. In addition, we have been working to improve the quality of our services. In addition to AIS-CRM, a key technology area that we have been working on for some time, in the areas of DX and 5G, we have been supporting the promotion of digitization and the increase of added value by proactively approaching our customers' business fields through the reallocation of internal human resources, collaboration among departments, and necessary research investments. We will continue to support the promotion of digitization and the enhancement of added value.
In addition, we have established our own specialized unit to promote DX and provide services in collaboration with the consulting division using the experience and know-how gained from the unit, as well as collaborating with companies that specialize in ultra-upstream fields and digital marketing. In addition to providing services in collaboration with the consulting division, we have been actively working to expand and improve our multi-layered IT services and systems in order to provide customers with integrated services from upstream to downstream.
As a result of these activities, for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, the SI business performed well, with net sales of 257,891 million yen (up 7.0% year-on-year). Selling, general and administrative expenses increased 2.9% to 39,997 million yen, operating income increased 5.4% to 16,838 million yen, ordinary income increased 10.0% to 17,976 million yen, and net income attributable to owners of the parent increased 6.5% to 9,130 million yen.
The annual dividend per share for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021 will be 52 yen (interim: 26 yen, year-end: 26 yen).
We have selected the Prime Market for the new market classification of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. which will be transitioned on April 4, 2022. In addition, we have started our medium-term management plan in 2022. We will continue to strive to strengthen our corporate governance and to achieve sustainable growth and enhance our corporate value over the medium and long term so that we can continue to enjoy the support of our stakeholders.
We would like to ask for the continued support of our shareholders.
President & Representative Director
The development of embedded and control software, which has been our core business since our foundation, and operation system integration services in fields such as distribution, manufacturing and finance. Technologies supporting business innovation and manufacturing for ensuring that these businesses survive in an age of global competition. These two pillars plus the product provision capability built up through in-house R&D and collaborative development make up the three strengths that underpin our business strategy.
We have grouped AI, IoT, Security, Cloud, Robot, Mobile & Automotive technologies into a new field called AIS-CRM. FUJI SOFT integrates the technology and solutions that it has cultivated to create new kinds of added value and business opportunities. We provide our customers with optimized services and products, by constantly creating services that meet the cutting-edge needs of the times.