Today Capcom announced its financial results for the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2022, and they’re very, very good.
The company announced that it has achieved record-high revenue, while profits also broke the previous record for the fifth year in a row.
Specifically, sales were up 15.5% year-on-year, and operating income was 24%, as you can see in the table below.
Capcom also published its forecast for the current fiscal year (which ends in March 2023), and it expects further growth, respectively 8% and 11.9% for net sales and operating income.
We also learn that the digital contents business, which focuses on video games, reported net sales and operating income up respectively 16.2% and 22.6%. It was directly mentioned as the driving factor behind the whole company’s performance.
Catalog titles like Monster Hunter Rise, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, and Resident Evil 7 Biohazard also contributed to revenue.
Of course, the company plans to release new games during this fiscal year including the Sunbreak expansion for Monster Hunter Rise.
Capcom also mentions that it has made investment in human resources its top priority across the following points.
A. Enhancing the structure by which management approaches personnel issues
• Streamlining of human resources operations
• Creation of Chief Human Resources Officer (CHO) position
B. Acquiring and cultivating the talent to support the future, and improving the work environment
• Review of the compensation system
• Increase in average base salary
• Payment of bonuses more closely tied to performance
• Enhancing employee welfare and benefits program
C. Stronger management capabilities
• Diversity of Board of Directors and stronger effectiveness
We hear that Capcom is investing in securing an developing diverse human resources “through recruitment and evaluation, regardless of their gender, nationality, age, and so on.”
Capcom currently has 35 female managers (12.5% of all managers), 7 managers of foreign nationality (2.5% of all managers), and 157 managers who are mid-career hires (55.9% of all managers).
If you’re interested in the comparison, you can check out our dedicated article featuring Capcom’s results for the previous quarter, which were released back in January.