11/33 Operating Income by Business Segment


Operating income by segment is as shown here. IAB reported a decline in profits, but if the forex impact is excluded, profits rose ¥0.8 bn Y/Y. HCB achieved a substantial ¥3.7 bn Y/Y increase in profits. This represents a 54% Y/Y increase. It is the result of our efforts to date to expand our online channels and build up our production framework, which allowed us to respond rapidly to the increase in demand for BPMs and thermometers. This completes the section on H1 results. I will now discuss our full-year forecasts.