Tokyo, Japan – April 30, 2013 - Trend Micro (TSE: 4704), the global leader in cloud security and virtualization, today announced that the forecast of financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year ending December 31, 2013, which were announced on February 14, 2013, has been revised as set forth below:
Revision of forecast of financial results for the first quarter of FY2013
(January 1, 2013 to March 31, 2013)
Reason for Revision
The rebate (a deduction item from net sales) for consumer business in Japan and US is now forecasted to be much lower than we expected, and also weaker Yen exchange rate than expected is likely to contribute somewhat to net sales. The net impact is likely to increase the net sales forecast by 1,000 million yen.
At the same time, although we expect that the costs will increase somewhat compared with our original forecasts due to Yen weakness than expected, mainly marketing cost is forecasted to spend much lower than our expectations – The total costs in the quarter are thus likely to decrease the original forecast by 600 million yen. Also in terms of income taxes, the tax rate expected to be lower than assumed.
As a result of this revision, compared to the first quarter forecast previously published, Net Sales, Operating income, Ordinary income and Net income are expected to increase by 4.0%, 28.6%, 27.1% and 38.2% respectively.
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