TOKYO, May 10, 2023 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI, TSE Code: 7011) announced that order intake rose 10.7% year-over-year to YEN4,501.3 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023. Revenue rose 8.9% to YEN4,202.7 billion year-over-year, resulting in profit from business activities (business profit) of YEN193.3 billion, a 20.6% increase from the previous fiscal year, which represents a profit margin of 4.6%. Profit attributable to owners of parent (net income) was YEN130.4 billion, an increase of 14.9% year-over-year, with a profit margin of 3.1%. EBITDA was YEN331.1 billion, a 13.3% increase from FY2021, with a profit margin of 7.9%, up 0.3 percentage points year-over-year.
Other highlights from FY2022 include order intake and revenue growth in Energy Systems driven by expansion in Gas Turbine Combined Cycle (GTCC) services. Aero Engines order intake and revenue grew 73% and 77% YoY, respectively, bolstered by recovering global air travel. Logistics, Thermal & Drive Systems order intake and revenue saw large, 22% YoY gains arising from high demand for forklifts in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, supported in part by expansion of lease and rental businesses in North America and the growing need for highly efficient, low-carbon-footprint HVAC equipment. Profitability was up 66% YoY in Aircraft, Defense & Space thanks in part to diligent cost-cutting efforts and foreign exchange benefits in Aero Structures.
MHI issued guidance for the period ending March 31, 2024, the final year in the 2021 Medium-Term Business Plan (MTBP). This forecast includes modest gains in order intake and revenue, with large improvements in profitability culminating in achievement of the MTBP business profit margin target of 7%. Drivers of these improved margins are expected to include: higher profitability in Energy Systems projects; increasing benefits from cost passthroughs in Logistics, Thermal & Drive Systems; and higher margins in parallel with revenue growth in Metals Machinery. Cash flow is expected to take a brief turn into negative territory due to accelerating investments in the main growth areas of the Energy Transition and Smart Infrastructure. Dividends are planned to increase by YEN30/share YoY to YEN160/share.
“FY2022 was a relatively strong year for MHI, and I am proud of the hard work each of our businesses put in during this period to outperform most metrics, both year-over-year and also versus guidance,” Hisato Kozawa, CFO of MHI commented. “In FY2023,” Kozawa continued, “We aim to overcome forecasted headwinds from a slightly stronger yen and increased labor and energy costs with appropriate cost passthroughs, strong services business expansion, and improved execution in Thermal Power. This will propel us toward our 2021 Medium-Term Business Plan targets, one focus of which is a business profit margin of 7%. We feel that achieving this profitability benchmark is important to show our stakeholders just how far we have come in improving returns during these three years. We also plan to increase dividends and make growth investments, which will help prepare us for continued success in the next MTBP period.”
For the full report, visit: www.mhi.com/news/pdf/fy20224q_press_release.pdf.
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