ROE 19.5% (2020 ended March 31)
Payout Ratio 46.6% (2020 ended March 31)
The COMTURE Group has 4 business segments, all centered on the cloud and digital: Cloud Solutions, Digital Solutions, Business Solutions, and Platform, Operation Services. Since our inception, we had retained a steadfast commitment to adding value, improving productivity, and supplying products and services with exceptional quality. In the fiscal year that ended in March 2020, our sales were up 15.8% to ¥20,930 million and operating income increased 10.2% to ¥2,830 million.
Sales had increased for 10 consecutive years. The primary sources of growth were significant growth of sales of cloud-related businesses and digital-related businesses. Operating income had increased for 9 consecutive years and reached a record high. One reason was higher sales per employee resulting from consistently initiatives aimed raising added value. The growth of our Cloud and Digital Solution Businesses also contributed to higher earnings.
Constant innovation has been at the core of our growth since we established of the business in 1985. Furthermore, we have grown while evolving to meet market needs in each decade of our existence. The first decade was our foundation years. In the second decade we built our core competency and in the third decade we became a publicly listed company. We also give priority to enhancing the ability to boost customer satisfaction levels to create outstanding proposals by focusing on the theme of “transforming customers’ needs into solutions.” As for COMTURE 2.0 for the next 10 years, we will stay alert to the digital transformation (DX) age. We will proactively engage in cutting edge technologies, such as big data, AI, RPA and blockchain.
Higher sales and earnings that result from the growth in added value that we generate are returned to our employees in the form of salary increases. This reinforces their motivation to do what is needed to achieve more growth.
In October 2019, we promoted employees’ work style reforms, and expanded the main office to more growth. Additionally, we opened a new office in Ariake in April 2020 as business grew. Subsidiary COMTURE Network Corporation and Digital Learning moved to there. Furthermore, we formed a capital and business alliance with Cogent Labs Inc. Their strong point is development of solution services to use their leading AI technologies. In this way, the COMTURE Group is steadily preparing for the coming new IT society to meet the expectations of our customers.
The digital transformation (DX) market, which is the primary business sector of the COMTURE Group, is growing rapidly continuously. The goal of the COMTURE Group is to continue growing by leveraging the group’s proposal and technology skills, which are its greatest strengths, to become a comprehensive IT vendor that is a one -stop source of services for the DX at companies and in society.
We look forward to the continued understanding and support of our shareholders and investors.
Koichi Mukai, Chairman & CEO