Persol Holdings Co. Ltd. announced consolidated earnings results for the six months ended September 30, 2019. For the six months, the company reported net sales of JPY 478,956 million against JPY 452,260 million for the same period a year ago. Operating profit was JPY 20,116 million against JPY 20,453 million for the same period a year ago. Loss for the period was JPY 4,559 million against profit of JPY 13,000 million for the same period a year ago. Net loss per share was JPY 22.20 against profit of JPY 51.39 a year ago.
For the year ending March 31, 2020, the consolidated company expects net sales of JPY 980,000 million compared to JPY 990,000 million previously forecasted, operating profit of JPY 40,700 million compared to JPY 43,000 million previously forecasted, and net profit attributable to parent company shareholders of JPY 5,500 million compared to JPY 21,700 million previously forecasted.
The company plans to pay a year-end dividend of JPY 15 per share, the same amount of previous fiscal year to shareholders as of March 31, 2020, Japan time.