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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2015

Notification Regarding Revision of Consolidated Financial Results Forecasts (IFRS) for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2016

Listed Company Name: Eisai Co., Ltd.
Representative: Haruo Naito
Representative Corporate
Officer and CEO
Securities Code: 4523
Stock Exchange Listings: First Section of the Tokyo
Stock Exchange
Inquiries: Sayoko Sasaki
Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Phone +81-3-3817-5120

Eisai Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, CEO: Haruo Naito, “Eisai”) announced today that based on recent trends in business results, etc., the company has revised its consolidated financial results forecasts for the first six months of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016 (April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016) previously announced on May 14, 2015. The consolidated financial report for the first six months of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, is scheduled for disclosure on October 30, 2015.

Meanwhile, there will be no change to the full-year consolidated financial results or dividend forecasts (both six month period and year-end forecasts) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016.

1. Revised consolidated financial results forecasts for the first six months of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016 (April 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015)

(Unit: Millions of yen, unless otherwise noted.)
  Revenue Operating profit Profit before income taxes Profit for
the period
Basic
earnings
per share
Previously announced forecast (A)
(May 14, 2015)
277,500 10,000 8,400 6,000 20.66 yen
Currently revised forecast (B) 275,000 14,500 14,000 9,000 30.98 yen
Change in amount (B - A) -2,500 4,500 5,600 3,000  
Percentage of change (%) -0.9% 45.0% 66.7% 50.0%  
(Reference) Business results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015 269,056 18,020 16,327 10,509 36.50 yen

2. Reason for revision of the consolidated financial results forecasts
  Due to progress in cost optimization, operating profit is forecasted to be ¥14,500 million (up ¥4,500 million from the previous forecast). As a result, profit for the period is forecasted to be ¥9,000 million (up ¥3,000 million from the previous forecast).
  Regarding the full-year consolidated financial results forecasts, although the forecasted figures announced on May 14, 2015 have been left unchanged, should a revision to the financial results forecasts become necessary in the future, the company will make an announcement as soon as possible.

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