FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation FUJIY reported a net income of ¥54.4 billion in the fiscal first quarter (ended Jun 30, 2023) compared with ¥41.4 billion in the year-ago quarter.
Revenues of ¥660.8 billion increased 5.6% year over year. The uptick was caused due to revenue growth in Bio CDMO, Business Solutions and Professional Imaging.
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For the fiscal first quarter, Healthcare segment revenues came in at ¥206.8 billion, up 13.1% from the year-ago quarter’s levels.
Within Healthcare, Medical Systems revenues rose 7.5% year over year to ¥140.1 billion. Bio CDMO revenues moved up 33.4% to ¥40.9 billion. Life sciences revenues were ¥25.8 billion, up 18.2% year over year.
The Materials segment's revenues decreased 10.4% to ¥154.6 billion. Electronic Materials, Graphic communication and other advanced materials revenues decreased 9.1%, 7.6% and 17.6% on a year-over-year basis, respectively. Display Materials revenues fell 15.1% year over year.
The Business Innovation Solutions segment’s revenues were ¥194.2 billion, up 3.2% from the year-ago quarter’s figure. Office solutions revenues decreased 2.3% and Business solutions revenues moved up 15.2% on a year-over-year basis.
The Imaging Solutions segment’s revenues were ¥105.2 billion, up 27.6% from the year-ago quarter’s levels. Consumer Imaging and Professional Imaging revenues rose 17% and 47.9% on a year-over-year basis, respectively.
In the fiscal first quarter, selling, general and administrative expenses increased 3.1% to ¥172.4 billion. Research and development increased 2.7% to ¥38.6 billion.
Operating income increased 5.4% year over year to ¥52.2 billion.
Balance Sheet & Cash Flow
As of Jun 30, 2023, cash and cash equivalents were ¥250 billion, down from ¥268.6 billion as of Mar 31.
Total debt was ¥464.4 billion as of Jun 30, 2023, compared with ¥376.2 billion as of Mar 31.
FUJIFILM expects revenues of ¥2,950 billion for fiscal 2023, indicating growth of 3.2% year over year. The operating income is projected to be ¥290 billion, suggesting 6.2% year-over-year growth. The net income is expected to increase 2.5% year over year to ¥225 billion.
Zacks Rank & Stocks to Consider
Currently, FUJIFILM has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
Some better-ranked stocks in the broader technology space are Watts Water Technologies WTS, Badger Meter BMI and Woodward WWD. Watts Water and Woodward sport a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), whereas Badger Meter carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Watts Water’s 2023 EPS has increased 5.8% in the past 60 days to $7.61. The company’s long-term earnings growth rate is 8%.
Watts Water’s earnings beat estimates in all the trailing four quarters, delivering an average surprise of 12.5%. Shares of WTS have rallied 28.3% in the past year.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Badger Meter’s 2023 EPS has increased 6.3% in the past 60 days to $2.86.
Badger Meter’s earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate in all the last four quarters, the average being 6.7%. Shares of BMI have surged 63.7% in the past year.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Woodward’s fiscal 2023 EPS has increased 9.7% in the past 60 days to $3.93.
WWD’s long-term earnings growth rate is 13.5%. Shares of WWD have gained 27.2% in the past year.
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